Malaysia sweeps the titles in men's and women's Team event at 28th SEA Games


    2015 SEA Games

    Malaysia earns gold medals No. 4 and 5 to take the lead in the medal tally; Ryan Lalisang (INA), Jazreel Tan (SIN) finish atop the All-Events standings to lead the top 16 men and women into the Masters



    2015SEAGTeamMenMalaysia.jpgThe Malaysian men and women (pictured above) swept the Team titles Friday at Orchid Bowl in Singapore to earn gold medals No. 4 and 5 en route to take the lead in the overall medal tally at the 28th Southeast Asian Games bowling competition.

    Singles and Trios champion Muhd Rafiq Ismail teamed with Adrian Ang, Alex Liew, Timmy Tan and Ahmad Muaz (left) to capture the men's title with 6238 total, an average of 207.93, and to win his third gold medal of the Games.

    Muaz, who averaged 218.33 for six games, the first three games on long and the second three games on medium oil, led the way with the field-best 1313 series and was followed by Liew (1271), Ismail (1237), Tan (1235) and Ang (1182).

    2015SEAGTeamMenIndonesia.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang, Diwan Rizaldy, Adhiguna Widiantoro, Billy M Islam and Hardy Rachmadian (right) were 172 pins behind the Malaysians to land the silver medal with 6066 (202.20).

    Despite a subpar 1196 series Lalisang led the 41-player men's field in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) with 5110 total and an average of 212.92 for 24 games.

    2015SEAGTeamMenThailand.jpgA non-medal event at the SEA Games, the All-Events standings served as qualifier for the Masters. Lalisang will lead the top 16 players into the first round on Saturday, while Malaysia's Liew took the last spot with 4763 (198.46).

    Thailand's Annop Arromsaranon, Atchariya Cheng, Phumin Klanbida Surasak Manuwong and Yannaphon Larp-apharat (left) were further 114 pins back to earn the bronze medal with 5852 (195.07).

    Singapore missed the podium by 139 pins to end up in fourth place with 5713 (190.43) and was followed by the Philippines in fifth place with 5629 (187.63), Myanmar in sixth place with 5318 (177.27) and Vietnam in eighth place with 5155 (171.83).

    2015SEAGTeamWomenMalaysia.jpgWith only five teams competing in the women's division, Doubles champions Esther Cheah and Sin Li Jane and their team mates Shalin Zulkifli, Natasha Roslan and Syaidatul Afifah (right) trailed Singles and Trios gold medalist Singapore after the first three-game block on long oil by seven pins, 3047 to 3054.

    The Malaysians took the lead after the first game on medium oil (fourth game overall) with 1110 and never looked back. The fivesome toppled 6067 pins and averaged 202.23 to beat out the reigning Asian Games Team champion from Singapore for the title by 55 pins.

    2015SEAGTeamWomenSingapore.jpgSisters Cherie and Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan (left) were the only other team to average over 200 to take the silver medal with 6012 (200.40).

    With her 1251 series in the Team event, Shayna Ng led the women's All-Events standings by comfortable 99 pins with 5138 total and an average of 214.08.

    2015SEAGTeamWomenPhilippines.jpgThe Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia battled it out for the bronze medal. Filipinas Liza Del Rosario, Alexis Sy, Maria Arles, Krizziah Tabora, Lara Posadas and Liza Clutario (right) prevailed by 32 pins over Thailand to secure the bronze medal with 5776 (192.53).

    Sy took the 16th and last place to qualify for the Masters with 4730 (197.08). Thailand finished fourth on 5744 (191.47) with Indonesia in fifth place with 5693 (189.77).

    Action shifts to the men's and women's Masters which will conclude the 28th SEA Games bowling competition on Saturday and Sunday. The top 16 in All-Events bowl two eight-game blocks, the first block on Saturday on medium oil and the second block on Sunday on long oil.

    The top 3 men and the top 3 women advance to the stepladder finals on Sunday starting at 5 p.m. (women) and 6.30 p.m. (men) Singapore Time.

    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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