Singapore set course for gold

8th September, Hong Kong: Singapore’s New Hui Fen, Shayna Ng, Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan and Jazreel Tan put in a consistent performance to lead the Women’s 5-player Team event of the 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships to set course for their second gold.  The quintet got off to a cracking start with a sizzling 1092 in their opening game of the first block over short oil pattern. Malaysia’s Sin Li Jane, Esther Cheah, Jacqueline Sijore, Zandra Aziela and Shalin Zulkifli were equally impressive right on the heels of Singapore in second with 1058.

Although the pace slackened slightly for Singapore in the second game after a respectabe 949, Malaysia was able to close the gap from 34 to 18 pins with a 965 effort.

China’s Chen Dong-Dong, Zhang Chun-Li, ZHang Yu-Hong, Yang Su-Ling and Sun Hong-Dou stayed close to Singapore and Malaysia with 975 and 1035 to take up third spot. The faniced Koreans were sixth at this stage behind Chinese Taipei and Philippines.


Singapore closed out the block with another scintilating 1051 for a 3-game team total of 3092 as China posted 973 to snatch second spot with 2983, 109 pins adrift the leader.

Korea stormed home with 1066 in their third game to haul themselves up to third with 2974, a further 118 pins away. Philippines and Chinese Taipei rounded out the top 5 with 2970 and 2925. Malaysia fell behind the Taiwanese to sixth position after a poor 892.

Cherie rolled the highest 3-game series of 747 to take over the lead in the All Events standings with 4516. Her younger sister, Daphne posted 649 to move up to third on 4459, behind Korea’s Kim Moon-Jeong in second with 4483.

Overnight leader, Sin Li Jane slipped down to fourth after a poor 536 series in the team first block. The women will resume their second block over medium oil pattern in the afternoon after the men’s second block in the morning.

Detailed scores: Women’s Team Block 1 | Women’s All Events | Photo Album.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.