Singaporean makes little impact

2nd May, Jakarta: Masters debutant, Jazreel Tan of Singapore made little impact when she only managed to finish 15th in the 8th World Ranking Masters 2008 underway at Senayan Sportainment in the Women's first block of 8 games on Friday morning.  Making her first appearance in the World Ranking Masters, the two-time national champion started off nervously on the short oil pattern to knock down lines of 170, 188, 179, 196, 173, 182 in her first sixth games.

But the 19-year-old newly-crowned Malayian International Women Masters champion managed to end strongly with 203 and 201 to amassed a total of 1492. But Jazreel finished 80 pins off the eighth-placed Edissa De Vallarino of Panama.

Topping the first block was local favourite, Tannya Roumimper who chalked up a total of 1720. Three-time Asian Ranked No. 1, Shalin Zulkifli finished second with 1617, 130 pins adrift. Europe No. 1, Kirsten Penny of England took third spot with 1615.

  "Bowling for the first time in this masters is quite an experience for me and I'm happy and surprised that I can lead the first block," said Tannya Roumimper when interviewed by ESPN. "I didn't know I was leading until the end.

"When we practised yesterday, the lanes were quite tough but this morning, the back-end is very strong in the short oil and I guess it suited my ball better. I'm not strong in the long oil but I'll make the necessary adjustments and try to maintain my score.

The women will resume tomorrow with the second block at 10.00am in the morning while the men will commence their first block after the lane maintenance.

Detailed scores: Women's 1stBlk | Photo Album.

  Photos by Terence Yaw.