Tan, Al-Hassan atop the Women's and Men's Open Masters leaderboard in Singapore



    SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore (May 25 - June 6, 2009)

    2007BWCDaphneTan.jpg2008WYCJasmineYeongNathan.jpgSingapore's Daphne Tan (pictured left) and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (right) held on to the lead in the Women's Open Masters qualifying in the in the 42nd Singapore International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships at SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore.

    The national team members sit atop the Local Pool in the women's division with 985 and 974 4-game total, respectively.

    Malaysians Esther Cheah and Shalin Zulkifli have positioned themselves atop the Overseas Pool with 953 and 918.

    2008 Asian Ranking champion Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong, currently holds the 10 and final spot in the Local & Overseas Pool (30th place overall) with 842 and an average of 210.50.

    Her male counterpart, men's ranking champion Hussain Al-Suwaidi is the defending champion in the men's division and automatically seeded into the finals.

    His compatriot Shaker Al-Hassan was the first player, who cracked the 1000-bar to lead the Overseas Pool with 1012 or an average of 253.00. Next are 2. Sithipol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 998; 3. Muhd Nur Aiman, Malaysia, 994 and 4. Naif Oqab, UAE, 986.

    Eugene Low, Singapore, leads the Local Pool with 985, while his compatriot Aloysius Pek is the "man on the bubble" in 13th place in the Local & Overseas Pool (39th place overall) with 900, an average of 225.00.

    The top 13 men each from the Local Pool, the Overseas Pool and the Local & Overseas Pool plus the top 3 from the Desperado Squad will join Al-Suwaidi in the finals (total 43 players).

    On the women's side, the top 10 from each pool will meet defending champion Cherie Tan, Singapore, in the finals (total 31 players).

    The 31 women and the 43 men will bowl two rounds of 8 games. The top six women and the top six men after 16 games will advance to the stepladder finals. In the opening match, players seeded 4th, 5th and 6th will face off in a one-game shoot-out match. The winner meets No. 2 and No. 3 seed for the right to bowl the top-seeded player for the title. The No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

    The men's champion will receive 25,000 Singapore Dollars, while the women's champion will walk away with $5,000.


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