Third runner-up spot for Singaporean

15th April, Tokyo: Singapore's national bowler, Cherie Tan Shi Hua did well to finish third runner-up in the inaugural DHC Asian Girls Bowling Championship which ended Sunday evening.

Cherie made the cut for the stepladder finals as fourth-seed but narrowly lost to eventual champion, Suzuna Miyagi of Japan, 197-205 in the second match.


Four national women competed in the 1st DHC Asian Girls Bowling Championship which also saw Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines with Japan national team and together with some of the top women professional bowlers from Japan.

The event started off with 3 games bowled on Saturday which saw Urara Himeji of JPBA topping the field with 749 followed by teammate, Hiromi Matsunaga second with 740. Rena Teng Pei Ling was the best Singaporean finisher in third spot with 723.

Cherie Tan, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Jazreel Tan Shi Hua were 10th, 14th and 17th with scores of 666, 655 and 646. The women went on to contest the second block on Sunday morning which saw Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli topping the feidl with 1414.

Overnight leader, Urara Himeji dropped to second with 1389 while current Asian Ranked No. 1, Putty Armein of Indonesia improved to third with 1381. Cherie Tan made the cut for the stepladder finals in fourth with 1374 after chalking up 708 in the last three games.

Maki Nakano, Rie Totsuka and Suzuna Miyagi of Japan finished fifth to seventh positions with 1372, 1352 and 1351 respectively. The final spot of the stepladder finals went to Doha Asian Games gold medalist, Esther Cheah of Malaysia with 1348. Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Rena Teng and Jazreel Tan failed to make the cut ending up in 17th, 23rd and 26th positions.

Seventh-seed, Suzuna Miyagi went up the ladder all the way to captured the inaugural title after she took the first match to knock out Maki Nakano, Rie Totsuka and Esther Cheah, 223-201-167-211. Suzuna then beat Cherie Tan, 205-197 in her next match.

The champion also took out Putty Armein, 228-185 and was on fire when she beat compatriot, Urar Himeji, 237-225 and finally Shalin Zulkifli, 245-199 in the final match.

Detailed scores: Stepladder Finals | Singles 2ndBlk | Photo Album.

Photos courtesy of JBC.