Singaporean tops Squad 14
1st March, Doha: Singapore’s Remy Ong topped Squad 14 with a scintilating 752 series for a 6-game aggregate of 1457 en-route to moving up to second spot of the H.H. Emir Cup 2010 qualifying table on Monday evening. After shooting two identical 3-game qualifying series of 704 for a 6-game aggregate of 1408, Remy moved into seventh spot in the table. Determine to make improvements and well into the top 8 positions, the 31-year-old Singaporean took to the lanes for his first squad of the day but only yielded 613 in Squad 11.
Another attempt in Squad 12 gave him only 3 pins improvement with 707 and up just one spot to sixth. At the 6.00pm Squad 13, Ong made no progress managing only 608 but at the final squad of the day, he started off well with 233, then blitzed the lanes with 278 and ended the squad with 241 for a 752 series.
Ong’s superb effort gave him a 6-game aggregate of 1459 moving up to second spot behind leader, Mansour Al-Awamy of Qatar, who led with two high series award winning 756 and 754 for 1510.
Last year’s champion and ex-PBA pro, Patrick Healey Jnr. dropped to third behind Ong with 1457. Hong Kong’s Wu Siu Hong also made progress to take up fourth with 1448. Abdulla Haroon of Qatar, who won the day’s high series award with 756 in Squad 12 finished fifth with 1447.Perfect gamer, Hussain Al-Suwaidi of UAE took sixth position with 1445 while Bahrain’s Yousif Falah, who shot 703 in Squad 14, finished seventh on 1422. Another Emirati, Sayed Ibrahim Al-Hashemi completed the top 8 with 1420.
Other movers after four squads played today were Kuwait’s Mohammed Al-Zaidan in ninth with 1406 followed by compatriot, Khaled Al-Dubyyan in tenth with 1397. Top female was Hong Kong’s Milki Ng in 11th with 1388.
Four more squads will be held on the last day of qualifying tomorrow before the one-game desperado squad being staged at 10.00pm. The top 4 finishers will have a chance to make the cut for Step 1 finals.
Detailed scores: Overall Qualifying Standings | Photo Album.Photos by Terence Yaw in Doha.