South Korea, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Huifen, and Jazreel Tan kept their lead to secure a first gold for bowling (second for Singapore) at this Asiad when they won the women’s team of five event. They beat South Korea by 71 pinfalls.
It was a nervy start to the second block of games for the Singapore team when Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng opened with games of 179 and 173 respectively as Singapore saw their lead from the first day cut by 64 pinfalls. Shayna Ng, however, picked up her form to post subsequent scores of 203 and 247 (a joint team-high over the six games in the team of five competition) as Singapore held off the challenge of South Korea.
Jazreel’s Tan performance in the women’s team of five competition – she scored 1262 pinfalls, just seven behind Shayna who was the top performer for the team – meant she also added a bronze in the women’s all events, which totals up each kegler’s number of pinfalls in the singles, doubles, trios, and team of five competitions. Jazreel’s total was 5013 pinfalls, 119 behind gold medallist Lee Nayoung of South Korea. Malaysia’s Sin Li Jane took silver. (Cherie Tan, New Huifen, Shayna Ng, Daphne Tan, and Joey Yeo finished fifth, 10th, 13th, 14th, and 26th respectively in a field of 74 keglers in the all events classifications.)
The male keglers (Keith Saw, Joel Tan, Ng Chiew Pang, Muhd Jaris Goh, and Lim Chia Loong) held their position to finish ninth in the men’s team of five event. Lim Chia Loong was the highest-placed of the team in the all events classifications in eighth, just 82 pinfalls off gold medallist Park Jongwoo of South Korea. Keith Saw, Ng Chiew Pang, Joel Tan, Muhd Jaris Goh, and Javier Tan finished 36th, 42nd, 53rd, 63rd and 71st respectively in a field of 103 keglers.
South Korea, Monday, September 29, 2014 — After two silvers at the Asiad so far in the women’s singles and women’s trios, the Singapore team’s hopes of scoring gold received a boost today in the women’s team of five event. Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Huifen, and Jazreel Tan combined for 3144 pinfalls for the lead after the first block of three games.
Shayna Ng, the 2012 World Cup champion who has been struggling to find form so far at the Asiad, led the team with an average of 215.33 pinfalls. South Korea and Chinese Taipei trail by 95 and 149 pinfalls respectively with the second block of games to commence tomorrow morning.
Singapore’s male keglers (comprising Keith Saw, Joel Tan, Ng Chiew Pang, Muhd Jaris Goh, and Lim Chia Loong) did not enjoy the same form as their female counterparts, however, after a combined total of 2905 pinfalls left them in ninth position and trailing the leaders, South Korea, by 251. The second block of games will commence tomorrow afternoon for the men.
South Korea, Sunday, September 28, 2014 — Singapore won a second silver in bowling at the Asiad when Cherie Tan, New Huifen, and Jazreel Tan teamed up for the women’s trios event. They knocked down a combined total of 3753 pinfalls to split the two South Korean teams comprising Lee Nayoung, Jung Dawun, and Son Yunhee; and Lee Yeongseung, Jeon Eunhee, and Kim Jinsun, who won gold and bronze with 3896 and 3692 pinfalls respectively. The second Singapore team comprising Daphne Tan, Joey Yeo, and Shayna Ng scored 3639 pinfalls to place seventh in a field of 27 teams.
In the men’s trios event, Keith Saw, Ng Chiew Pang, and Lim Chia Loong narrowly missed out on bronze. They scored 3701 pinfalls to finish 14 pinfalls behind the third-placed South Korea team comprising Kim Kyungmin, Park Jongwoo, and Choi Bokeum. Japan won gold with 3881 pinfalls.
South Korea, Friday, September 26, 2014 — In the women’s doubles competition, Jazreel Tan and New Huifen narrowly missed out on the podium by 15 pinfalls. They placed fourth overall with a total score of 2447 that had ranked them second in Squad B, which bowled later in the day than those in Squad A. South Korean pair, Lee Nayoung and Son Yunhee, knocked down 2553 pinfalls to not only top Squad B but win overall gold. Malaysian pair Sin Li Jane and Shalin Zulkifli (2518 pinfalls), and a second South Korean pair Lee Yeongseung and Jung Dawun (2462), the top two teams from Squad A, earned silver and bronze respectively.
Singapore had two other pairs in the women’s doubles competition. Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng (2424), and Joey Yeo and Daphne Tan (2160), respectively placed sixth and 26th overall in a field of 38 teams.
South Korea, Thursday, September 25, 2014 — Joel Tan and Justin Lim were Singapore’s best performers in the men’s doubles event when they bowled a score of 2422 pinfalls to finish eighth in a field of 52 teams. Javier Tan and Ng Chiew Pang, and Keith Saw and Muhammad Jaris, notched scores of 2321 and 2268 pinfalls to place 24th and 28th respectively. Japan, with Toshihiko Takahashi and Yoshinao Masatoki, and Tomoyuki Sasaki and Daisuke Yoshida, won gold and silver with 2533 and 2502 pinfalls respectively. The Indonesian pair of Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian settled for bronze with 2489 pinfalls.
South Korea, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — Singapore’s women bowlers fared much better than their male compatriots a day before when Jazreel Tan earned a silver in the women’s singles event with 1277 pinfalls. New Hui Fen almost made it two Singaporeans on the podium but, alas, she was one pinfall shy to place fourth behind South Korea’s Lee Nayoung, who bowled a score of 1272. Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan, Joey Yeo, and Shayna Ng finished 7th, 9th, 19th, and 32nd respectively in a field of 74 bowlers.
South Korea, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — Justin Lim and Ng Chiew Pang were the highest-placed of Singapore’s six bowlers in the men’s singles event, scoring 1183 pinfalls for joint-38th position with Qatar’s Yousef Al Jaber. Muhammad Jaris Goh Bin Ali Akbar Goh (1180 pinfalls), Keith Saw (1176), Joel Tan (1115), and Javier Tan (1091) placed 42nd, 44th, 69th, and 79th respectively in a field of 103 bowlers. The gold medallist, Larp Apharat Yannaphon of Thailand, scored 1319 pinfalls.
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