Singaporean takes sixth position

10th May, Bangkok: Singapore national bowler, Lee Yu Wen posted an impressive 916 to take up sixth in the Men's Open Masters qualifying table of the on-going 33rd MWA Thailand International Open at S.F. Strike Bowl.

There was an error in Wednesday's news which reported that Sabrina Lim taking pole. Her score was in fact 839 and now lies in eighth in the overseas pool. Malaysia's Zatil Iman is the current leader of the ladies' division.


The southpaw Malaysian national backup squad member, who also finished third runner-up at this year's Malaysian Open, set the lanes on fire with lines of 234, 223, 233 and 237 to become the only women to surpass the 900-mark scoreline.

Overnight leader, Wang Yu Ling of Chinese Taipei settled for second with a 4-game total of 886 followed by teammate, and Asian Championship Trios gold medalist, Chien Hsiu Lan third with 873. Newcomer from Hong Kong, Chan Shuk Han did well to take up fourth spot with 864 while Singapore's Jennifer Tan made up the top 5 on 858.

World Youth Singles Gold medalist, Angkana Netrviseth led the local pool with 890 but dropped to second overall. Fellow countrywomen, Petchara Kaewsuk finished second with 841 followed by Wawana Sakulrat third with 828.

The top 8 from the local pool, top 8 from the overseas pool and the top 7 from the mixed pool together with the defending champion, will make the cut for the finals. Sabrina Lim's 939 score reported yesterday was an error and her actua score was 839 and she lies in 8th position.

Other Singapore ladies were Evelyn Chan third in the mixed pool while Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng, Geraldine Ng have dropped into the reserves pool nad have yet to make the finals.

Meanwhile, Tim Mack of USA continued to lead the Men's Open Masters qualifying table with 951, just 7 pins ahead of local pool leader, Surasak Manuwong of Thailand on 944. Son Young Seok of Korea did well to take up third with 933.

Singapore's Jason Yeong-Nathan finished sixth in the overseas pool with 916 while Justin Teng managed fourth in the mixed pool. Others were Lionel Lim in sixth with 854 but Shaun Ng, Carl de Vries and Derek Chan have yet to make the finals.

The top 13 from the local pool, top 13 from the overseas pool and the top 13 from the mixed pool together with the defending champion will contest for the title in the finals on Saturday, 12th May.

Qualifying will end on Friday, 11th May and the finals will be played over two blocks of 8 games on Saturday and Sunday. The top 6 at the end of the two blocks will proceed to the stepladder finals to determine the champion.

The top 16 men and top 16 women will also make the cut for the second leg of the ABF Tour which will also be held at S.F. Strike Bowl in Ngam Wong Wan and semifinals and finals will be broadcast LIVE on Channel UBC.

Detailed scores: Ladies' O Qualifying | Men's O Qualifying | Photo Album.

Photos by Terence Yaw.