Two more gold medals for Singapore
12th July, Jakarta: Singapore girls continued their domination at the 14th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in the Girl’s Team event winning their fifth gold medal while Tracy See picked up the sixth in the Girl’s All Events.
Kimberly Ooi, Kristin Quah, Joey Yeo and Tracy See, who trailed Indonesia in the first block, fired a superb 839 at the start of the second block to take over the running from Indonesia Team A girls.
The Singapore quartet managed only 743 in their fifth game allowing Korea’s Kim Mi-Ae, Kim Eun-Jeong, Park Soo-Bin and Shin Hye-Ji to narrow the gap from 44 pins to just 5 pins going into the sixth and final game.
But the girls work and fought hard in their final game kncoking down 822 to end the block with 4759 and captured their fifth gold medal of the championships underlining their superiority.
Korea, who took home their first medal with 4612 for the silver, could not maintain their rythmn after a superb 841 in the fifth game.
Indonesia had the biggest cheer when Shinta Ceysaria Yunita, Aldila Indryati, Nadia Pramanik Nuralmalina and Alisha Nabila Larasati worked extremey hard to finish third for the bronze medal with 4612.
Singapore girls swept all the three medals after Tracy See, Kimberly Ooi, Joey Yeo finished one-two-three in the All Events with 3736, 3673 and 3672 respectively. Doubles silver medalist, Janine Kuwahara missed the medal by 5 pins finishing fourth with 3667.
Meanwhile, Singapore almost repeated a double victory when Benedict Tan, Ng Kai Xiang, Marcus Leong and Muhammad Daniel Zheng Yi of Singapore Team B came close to winning the Boy’s Team gold.
The quartet was trailing first block leader, Billy Muhammad Islam, Diwan Rizaldy, Sean Christian Reinhart and Adhiguna Widiantoro of Indonesia Team A by 118 pins and found the margin too big to reduce, settling for the silver with 5028.
SIngapore’s Team A of Javier Tan, Joel Tan, Darren Ong and Muhammad Jaris Goh knocked down a big game of 902 in their final game to snatch the bronze medal from Kuwait Team A with 4978.
Last year’s Masters gold medalist, Abdulla Ahmed did win Kuwait’s first gold medal when he topped the Boy’s All Events table with 3945. Billy added a silver for Indonesia by taking second spot with 3857.
Malaysia’s Muhammad Aizudeen Mustaqim took home the bronze medal with 3852. Singles gold medalist, Javier Tan of Singapore missed the podium finishing fourth with 3839.
Singapore is way ahead in the overall medal tally with a haul of 6-2-2 followed by Indonesia in second with 1-1-2 and Kuwait third with 1-1-0.
The top 16 boys and top 16 girls in the All Events table qualified for the Round-robin Masters finals over two blocks on July 13 and 14. The top 3 boys and top 3 girls will advance to the stepladder finals for the final two gold medals of the championships.
Detailed scores: Boy’s Team Block 2 | Girl’s Team Block 2 | Boy’s All Events | Girl’s All Events | Photo Album.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.