Singaporean misses stepladder finals

11th July, Hong Kong: Singapore's Jazreel Tan missed the stepladder finals after ending the Women's second block Masters of the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship in sixth at the Hong Kong Bowling City on Friday afternoon.  Tan reeled off consistent lines of 213, 247, 218, 210, 213, 226, 180 and 225 but only managed to win three out of the 8 games round-robin matches to end the block with 1732 plus 30 pins bonus.

Added to yesterday's first block of 1711 and 60 pins bonus, the Singaporean amassed a total of 3533 to finish in sixth position and missing the cut for the stepladder finals 120 pins from the third-placed Jeon Eun-Hee of Korea.

"Of course I'm disappointed for missing out especially after playing so well," said the 19-year-old two-time national champion. "I was in a good position throughout the second block today but I guess the Koreans were a bit too good.


Topseed and Team gold medalist, Choi Jin-A finally won her individual gold medal after she beat challenger, Gye Min-Young, 472-445 over the two-game all-Korean title match. Gye had earlier defeated third-seed Jeon Eun-Hee, 203-190 in the first match to reach the finals.

Singapore's other finalist, Jasmine Yeon-Nathan improved one spot up from fiftheen overnight to 14th position with a grand total of 3290.

Meanwhile, Shaun Ng ended his campaign by finishing 12th with a total of 3510 after a better first block when the Singaporean took tenth position. Singapore International Open first runnerup, Adrian Ang won the gold medal after he beat topseed, Zulmazran Zulkifli in an all-Malaysian title match, 458-413.

Ang, who was seeded second after the second block finals, outclassed China's Zhang Peng, 314-166 in the first match to face off with his fellow teammate. All Events bronze medalist, Hussain Al-Suwaidi of UAE missed the stepladder finals in fourth, just 29 pins adrift Zhang.

Korean women won 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals while the men won 1 gold and 1 bronze to emerge the overall champion. Malaysia emerged the men's champion and finished second overall with 3 gold and 4 silver medals. Singapore came home with 2 bronze medals from the Men's Trios event and the Women's Team of 5 event.

Detailed scores: Women's Stepladder | Women's Masters 2nd Block | Men's Stepladder | Men's Masters 2nd Block.Photos by Terence Yaw.