Singapore strikes gold and silver in Belfast

25th November, Belfast: Shaun Ng and Remy Ong rebounded in the Men's Doubles event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship to win Singapore's first gold medal at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Tuesday.  England's Paul Moor and Darren Cundy came out of the blocks on fire registering a sizzling 511 with Moor firing 288 and Cundy 223 while the Singapore pair of Shaun Ng and Remy Ong shot 461 to trail the English duo.

England continue to lead through to the halfway mark being closed in by Canada leaving Singapore in third despite knocking down 403 and 453 in games two and three. A 473 by the Canadians took them to the front as Shaun and Remy posted a superb 506 to take up second.

With Canada suffering a poor game five and England unable to make any headway, Singapore grabbed the lead with a better 466 in the fifth followed by England in second, 50 pins adrift.


The Singapore pair hung on to their lead with a sixth and final game of 441 to give Singapore their first gold medal with a total of 2730. Shaun posted 1340 for his six-games effort while Remy recorded 1390.

England settled for the silver medal with 2678 while Malaysia's Syafiq Ridahwan and Singles gold medalist, Muhd Nur Aiman stormed home to snatch the bronze medal with 2635. Brief leader, Canada miss the podium finishing fourth with 2592.

Meanwhile, Singapore could not emulate their Asian counterpart, Malaysia with a double victory when they finished a distant second to England's Jo Allsebrook and Zara Glover in the Women's Doubles.

The English pair was on fire with a 510 opening game to lead the Singaporeans by 86 pins. The duo continued to fire lines of 449, 452, 427, 503 and 438 to end the block with a comfortable 210 pins margin to win the gold with 2779 total.

Jennifer shot 1229 as Jazreel continued to display the form yesterday's singles to reel in 1340 to win the silver medal with 2569. Canada's Jo-Ann Sanesac and Julie Johnson-Loyer took the bronze medal with 2521.


Jennifer Tan and Evelyn Chan had previously captured the Women's Doubles gold at the 2nd Commonwealth Championship in Cyprus. The competitors will resume with the Mixed Doubles on Wednesday.

Detailed scores: Men's Doubles | Women's Doubles.

Photos courtesy of Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation.