Singapore, Malaysia win their third gold medal at 28th SEA Games in Trios event


    2015 SEA Games

    Singapore's Shayna Ng and Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang lead in All-Events which serves as qualifier for the Masters

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    2015SEAGCherieTanShaynaNgBerniceLim.jpg2015SEAGTimmyTanAhmadMuazMuhdRafiqIsmail.jpgFor the third event in the row, the host country Singapore and its neighboring country Malaysia shared the gold medals in the men's and women's bowling competition of the 28th Southeast Asian Games currently underway at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club in Singapore.

    Singapore's Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Bernice Lim (pictured left, l-r) averaged 220.17 to claim the third gold medal for Singapore in women's Trios, while Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Ahmad Muaz and Timmy Tan (right, r-l) were more than 14 pins in average behind capturing the men's Trios title by averaging 205.61.

    Tan, Lim and Ng had five games between 686 and 656 and a low last game of 615 to outdistance the other 10 trios with 3963. Ng, who led the team with the field-best 1366 series (227.67) en route to take the lead in All-Events, a non-medal event which serves as qualifier for the Masters, with 3887 total and an overall average of 215.94.

    2015SEAGNewHuiFenJazreelTanDaphneTan.jpg2015SEAGLaraPosadasMariaArlesAlexisSy.jpgThe Singaporeans led their team mates, Singles gold and silver medalists Daphne Tan, Jazreel Tan and New Hui Fen (left, r-l), who took the silver medal with 3707 (205.94), by 256 pins.

    Alexis Sy, Maria Arles and Lara Posadas (right, r-l) of the Philippines were further 99 pins behind to capture the bronze medal with 3608 (200.44). It marked the first event, men and women, that Malaysia didn't win a medal landing in fourth and ninth place.

    Men's Singles champion Ismail and his team mates Muaz and Doubles bronze medalist Tan rolled an 1895 first-block on medium oil followed by 1806 on long oil to claim the second gold medal for the Malaysian men's team with 3701 total. Muaz led the way with 1270 and was followed by Ismail (1257) and Tan 1174).

    2015SEAGHowardSawKeithSawJavierTan.jpg2015SEAGHardyRachmadianRyanLalisangBillyIslam.jpgSingapore's Doubles gold medalists, brothers Howard and Keith Saw teamed with Singles bronze medalist Javier Tan (left, l-r) to win the silver medal with 3656 (203.11).

    Doubles silver medalists Billy M Islam, Ryan Lalisang and team mate Hardy Rachmadian (right, r-l) finished their set with a big 647 game to overtake the second Malaysian trio with Adrian Ang, Alex Liew and Johnathan Chan (581) by 46 pins and to secure the bronze medal, 3653 to 3607.

    Asian Games champion Lalisang, who paced his team with 1289, maintained his lead in All-Events with 3914 total and an average of 217.44 for 18 games.

    Action shifts to the five-player Team event on Friday. Men and women will bowl simultaneously. The first three-game block on long oil will start at 10 a.m. Singapore Time with the second block on medium 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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    2015 Southeast Asian Games - Women's All-Events after 3/4 events

    Non-medal event; top 16 men and top 16 women in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) will advance to the Masters finals.


    2015 Southeast Asian Games - Men's All-Events after 3/4 events

    Non-medal event; top 16 men and top 16 women in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) will advance to the Masters finals.