Singapore pair tops Squad B

10th July, Hong Kong: Bernice Lim Hui Ying and New Hui Fen of Singapore, topped the Girl's Singles Squad B of the 10th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship but could only finish third behind Squad A leaders, Anne Marjorie Reyes of Philippines and Shin Bo-Hyun of Korea.

As Squad B took to the lanes at Mei Foo Super Fun Bowl in the afternoon, Korea's Kim Mun-Jeong open account with 233 to lead Singapore's New Hui Fen by 7 pins. Hui Fen posted 225 in the second game to take over the lead and a margin of 34 pins with the Korean dropping to second after a poor 184.

With another superb 210 in the third game, Hui Fen continue to lead but saw her margin reduced to 22 pins while Kim recovered and bounched back with 222. Meanwhile, Singapore's Bernice Lim was quietly keeping in touch with the leaders on 192, 203 and 216 from her three games.

When Hui Fen and Kim suffered low games of 157 and 183 respectively, Bernice took advantage and knocked down 254 to surge to the front of the pack after the fourth game. But the leader only managed 199 in her fifth which made her needing 227 or more in order to overtake Squad A leader, Anne Marjorie Reyes.

With slight pressure on the Singaporean, Bernice only manage 188 in her final game and her teammate, Hui Fen 201 and eventually fell short 26 pins. Bernice amassed 1252 and Hui Fen 1175 to take first and second in Squad B. After the two squads combined, Filipina Anne Marjorie Reyes remained top of the leaderboard on 1291 and Korea's Shin Bo-Hyun second on 1265 and Bernice third on 1252.

In the Boy's division, Korea's Choi Tae-Sung topped the Squad B with 1296 but failed to surpass the 1337 mark set by Malaysia's Zaid Izlan in Squad A. John Jayson Tubid of the Philippines, opened account with 231 to set the pace but only 1 pin ahead of Indonesia's David Candra.

With another high game of 224 from Tubid, the Filipino was able to stretch his lead to 31 pins after the second. A disasterous 158 in his third game saw his lead reduced to just 8 pins from another Indonesian, Marco Putra closing on him.

With 245 in the fourth game, Marco took over the lead with 12 pins margin from early leader, Choi hot on his heels. Choi fired 235 to Marco's 213 leaving both bowlers locked into a fierce battle but would require 278 and 288 respectively to surpass the 1337 posted by Zaid Izlan.

Choi finished with 237 in the final game pipping Marco to top the squad and second overall on a total of 1296 while Marco settled for second to Choi and third overall on 1285. Jomar Roland Jumapao of the Philippines dropped to fourth on 1284.

The final squad of the Singles will be palyed after another lane maintenance and the top 3 finishers of the combined scores of the three squads will determine the winners.

Detailed scores: Girl's Singles Squad B | Boy's Singles Squad A | Photo Album.

Photos by Terence Yaw for HKTBC.