Singapore foils Busan’s final gold

24th November, Jakarta: Singapore foiled Busan to scoring their fifth gold medal when Bernice Lim snatched the Women's Masters crown of the 21st Asian Intercity Bowling Championship from Jang Jee Hyang in the final position round match.  

First block leader, Bernice Lim of Singapore immedaitely settled good pace with 210, 237, 195 and 212 winning two matches but was caught up and overtaken by Busan's Jang Jee Hyang at the halfway mark of the second block winning all her four matches.

Whilst Jang continued with 213, 205 and 222 winning yet another three matches, Bernice could only win two and lost one but crucially posted decently high games to stay 34 pins behind the Korean going into the final position-round match.

In the deciding match, it was the Singaporean youngster who looked calmer as Jang appeared to under pressure. Bernice double in the 4th and 5th frames and three strikes towards the end that seal the victory.

  "I bowl well today and if I had not won, I'd have been disappointed," said Bernice, who will only turn 16 next month. "Indonesia is good to me, I seem to have the luck here," added the champion, who became the youngest-ever bowler to win this year's Indonesia Open Women's crown in August.

Busan's domination in the women's division finally ended after having captured 4 gold medal in the last 3 days. Jang Jee Hyang settled for the silver medal while her two other teammates, An Yu Ri took the bronze and Yoo Sung Hee finishing fourth.

Busan emerged as the women's champion with 4 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze and two 4th placings on 33 points. Singapore took second spot with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals on 12 points. Pasay finished third with 1 bronze and two 4th placings on just 4 points.

  Detailed scores: Women's 2ndBlk MastersPhotos by Terence Yaw.