Malaysia, Singapore win second gold medal in Doubles at 28th SEA Games


    2015 SEA Games

    Bowling on the medium lane conditioning pattern, Sin Li Jane, Esther Cheah cruise to the women's title with brothers Howard and Keith Saw taking the men's title

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    2015SEAGEstherCheahSinLiJane.jpg2015SEAGKeithSawHowardSaw.jpgAfter starting the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore with victory in men's (Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia) and women's Singles (Daphne Tan, Singapore), the host country Singapore and its neighboring country Malaysia also shared the gold medals in Doubles Tuesday at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club.

    Malaysia's Sin Li Jane and bronze medalist in Singles, Esther Cheah (pictured left, r-l) led the women's field of 17 doubles on medium oil with 2651 and an average of 220.92, while brothers Howard and Keith Saw (right, r-l) of Singapore paced the 20 men's teams with 2653 and the field-best 221.08 average to capture the gold medals.

    Cheah posted 1335, the highest six-game series in the women's division, and Sin Li was close behind with the third-best 1316 series.

    Cheah moved to the top in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams), a non-medal event at the Sea Games, which will determine the Masters finalists. With 12 of 24 games in the books, Cheah leads with 2626 and an average of 218.83.

    2015SEAGTannyaRoumimperSharonLimansantoso.jpg2015SEAGSyaidatulAfifahShalinZulkifli.jpgSingles silver medalist Jazreel Tan, Singapore, remained in second place with 2619 and is followed by Sin Li in third place with 2559. Singles champion Daphne Tan slipped to fourth place with 2532 behind a sub-par 1164 series.

    Trailing the Malaysians by 106 pins to earn the silver medal were Indonesians Sharon Limansantoso (1324) and Tannya Roumimper (1221; pictured left, r-l), who joined forces for 2545 total and an average of 212.08.

    The bronze medal went to Malaysia's Syaidatul Afifah (1303) and Shalin Zulkifli (1221; pictured right, l-r), who finished 19 pins behind Indonesia in third place with 2524 and an average of 210.33.

    2015SEAGKeithSawHowardSawandParents.jpg2015SEAGBillyIslamRyanLalisang.jpgOn the men's side, the Saw brothers (pictured left with their parents) tied Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Billy M Islam (pictured right, r-l) after five games at 2219. Howard Saw (198) and Keith Saw (236) closed out with 434 to beat out the Indonesian for the gold medal by 25 pins.

    Keith led the way with 1392 (232 average), the highest six-game series of the 28th SEA Games so far, and Howard contributed 1261.

    2015SEAGJohnathanChanTimmyTan.jpgLalisang (205) and Islam (204), who managed only 409 in the last game maintained the second place with 2628 (219 average) to earn the silver medal. Malaysia's Johnathan Chan and Timmy Tan (right, l-r) maintained third place with a 429 last game and 2574 total (214.50).

    Keith Saw jumped from ninth to second place with 2589 (215.75), just one pin ahead of Singles champion Muhd Rafiq Ismail, who fell to third place with 2588 (215.67).

    Action shifts to the Trios event on Thursday. Men and women will bowl simultaneously. The first three-game block on medium oil will start at 10 a.m. Singapore Time with the second block on long oil to follow at 2 p.m.

    2015SEAGamesLogo.jpg The 2015 Southeast Asian Games is a multi-sport event hosted by the city-state of Singapore. The 28th SEA Games is currently held from June 5-16, although several events have commenced since May 29. About 7000 athletes from 11 participating nations are competing in Singapore, with 402 events in 36 sports featured in the Games.

    The bowling competition takes place from June 8-14 at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club. 75 players from seven countries, 41 men and 34 women, will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team and Masters.

    The competition will be played on a 47-foot long and a 38-foot medium lane conditioning pattern with 24.7 mL and 25.8 mL volume oil total, respectively.

    Singles, Doubles, Trios and the five-player Team event will be decided in traditional six-game format. According to the SEA Games rules, no National Olympic Committee (NOC) can win all three medals in any event.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams; no medals will be awarded in All-Events at SEA Games) will advance to the Masters finals which will conclude the bowling competition on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14.

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).


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