Singaporean wins Youth title
14th December, Penang: Singapore national youth, Kristin Quah Wen Mei won the Youth Girl’s Open Masters title of the 40th Penang Pesta International Open while Australian Sam Cooly took the Boy’s crown at the Premium Lanes, Sunshine Square.The 15-year-old Asian Schools Team gold and Masters silver medalist, Quah beat team-mate and Asian Schools two gold medalist, KImberly Ooi by 23 pins in the 8-game finals with 1735 thansk to big games of 279 and 251 in her last two games.
Ooi gave Singapore a one-two finish with 1712, 31 pins ahead of Malaysia’s Nur Umirah Abdul Rahman of Malaysia in third position with 1671.
Siti Aishatun Hussin, who was the top qualifier, missed the podium by taking up fourth position with 1653 while Nadin Nur Najwa of Malaysia rounded up the top 5 with 1612.
Multiple gold medalist at this year’s Asian Schools in Indonesia finished a disappointing 11th position after being the best Singaporean qualifier in third.
Meanwhile, World Youth All Events gold medalist, Sam Cooley of Australia successfully defended the Boy’s title he won last year by edging Malaysia’s Chong Jun Foo by just 2 pins with an 8-game total of 1718.
Chong, who was leading the Aussie by 12 pins going into the final game, managed only 188 in to settle for second position with 1716. Ahmad Fawwaz Farhan of Sabah took third spot with 1686.
Singapore’s Javier Tan, who qualified in second, came home in ninth position with 1612 while Suresh Elangovan, Logeswaran Elangovan and Danish Ramlan finished 13th, 19th and 22nd positions in the finals.
Kristin Quah won RM2,000 as Girl’s champion and Sam Cooly took home RM3,000 as the Boy’s champion. Kimberly Ooi earned RM1,000 as first runnerup and Chong Jun Foo settled for RM2,000.
Detailed scores: Girl’s Open Masters | Boy’s Open Masters | Photo Album.
Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah.