Sports School youths make impact

11th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore Sports School youths competing in the 11th MILO International Junior All Stars Bowling Championships made an impact during the qualifying rounds at Sunway Mega Lanes. Muhammad Danial of Singapore Sports School started his qualifying round with a moderate 196 but blizted the lanes at Sunway with a stunning 288. His almost perfect game must have unsettled the 15-year-old as he managed only 163 in his third and final game.

His three-game series of 667 secured him a place in the finals, second behind leader, Tan Kean Hoong of Malaysia, who has 682. Muhammad's team-mate, Jeol Tan also impressed with 651 posted late last night.

Tan registered 192, 211 and 248 to take up third spot in the Boy's Under-15 table. Other Singapore Sports Schools youths, who have also done well were Javier Tan in seventh with 632, Benedict Tan in eighth with 630.   Singapore National youth champion and Men's Open Masters first runnerup, Muhd Jaris Goh finished ninth with 625 while Dareen Ong took ninth spot with 620. Singapore Sports School's best performer so far was Joy Yap, who rolled 166, 246 and 234 for a total of 646 to occupy third spot in the Girl's Under-15 Masters qualifying table. Natasha Roslan of Malaysia and Libby Embury of Western Australia finished ahead of Yap in first and second spots with 669 and 666.

Kwa Lay Teng, Kimbery Ooi, Charmaine Lim and Audrey Tan occupied 12th, 13th, 15th and 18th positions with 555, 554, 551 and 530 respectively. Joey Yeo of Singapore has 588 for sixth position.

Singapore Sports School has 32 youths competing in the Under-15 and Open divisions for the on-going championship. Agape Bowling has the biggest group with more than 36 youths mostly under-12 and under-15. Singapore's ACS has 18 youths in the Under-12 while Strike Academy has 30 youths competing in the under-12 and under-15 divisions.   Qualifying for the under-12 will end on Sunday at 5.00pm (Finals Monday, December 13) and the under-15 will end on Monday at 5.00pm (Finals Tuesday, December 14). The Masters finals fro the Graded and Open divisions will be held on Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17.

Detailed scores: Boy's U15 Qualifying | Girl's U15 Qualifying. Photos by Terence Yaw at Sunway Mega Lanes.