23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships
Singapore sweeps Doubles event
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19th June, Petaling Jaya: Aviel Chua Jun Jie-Joshua Gaza Soo Chak Kuen and Jean Neo Li Yuan-Isabelle Wee Huang Min swept the Boy's and Girl's Doubles gold medals at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships 2024 with Ella Tan Shi Min-Haxel Tan Wei Ming picked up an additional silver medal for Singapore.

Chua and Soo got off to a dream start by knocking down 480 in their opening game with Soo shooting 233 and Chua 247. Australia's B Team second pair of Sean Lam and Kohan Davis also had a great start rolling 472 to trail the Singaporean pair by 8 pins.

Australia B2 added a strong 472 in their second game to take over the lead as Singapore A2 returned a decent 437 but trailed by 26 pins. The Singaporean pair fought back after Chua shot the championship's first 300 for a third game 474 to regain the lead with Australia B2 slipping 16 pin behind.

Singapore A2 led for the next two games with 444 and 419 while Australia B2 could not keep pace but remained in second. Soo suffered three open frames and Chua also had three open frames to end the block with 171 and 160 respectively for a lowly 331.

Girl's Doubles gold medalists, Joshua Gaza Soo and Aviel Chua

The Fortunately, the lead had a 93 pins over Australia B2 before the final game was enough for the pair to win the gold with 2585. Talal Al Marri and Ibrahim AL Moreikhi of Qatar A fired a superb 436 in their final game to snatch second with a total of 2571, just 14 pins adrift.

Nasser Alkandari and Adel Ali of Kuwait A also ended with 473 to clinch the bronze medal with 2526. The Australian pair missed the podium by 2 pins to finish fourth with 2524.

Meanwhile in the Girl's division, Chinese Taipei Team B first pair of Wang Yu-Tang and Li Yi-Rou rolled 425 in their opening game to lead Australia's A Team first pair of Emily Hinspeter and Emily Hart by 7 pins. Singles silver medalist Ella Tan Shi Min, paired up with Hazel Tan Wei Hing shot 486 in the second game to take over the running. The Singapore pair remained in the lead after another consistent game of 400. The Taiwanese pair and the Australian pair, both stumbled to below-average games to slip behind Singapore. The other Singapore Team A pair of Jean Neo Li Yuan and Isabelle Wee Huang Min notched up 451 to become the new pace-setter.

Their compatriot, Ella Tan and Hazel Tan were content to stay in second, albeit just 9 pins behind. Singapore A1 ended stronger to seal victory with 2454 and Singapore's fourth gold medal of the championships. Neo and Wee settled for second with 2446 to add another silver medal.

Australia prevailed to end the block with 2414 to clinch the bronze medal. Malaysia's A2 pair of Afiqah Kamilia Bte Ali and Adelia Nur Irwan Syazlee, who was third before the final game, missed the podium with 2356 despite ending strongly with 433.

Girl's Doubles silver and gold medalists, Singapore B1 and Singapore A1

After two events contested, Aviel Chua led the Boy's All-Events standings with 2612. Singles gold medalist, Mark Leong Yew Cheng trailed in second with 2606 and Singles bronze medalist, Ethan Damien of Malaysia Team A occupied third with 2595.

Singles gold medalist, Nura Salsabila Bte Zulkifli of Singapore A and two silver medalist, Ella Tan took up first and second in the Girl's standings with 2537 and 2518 respectively. Intan Nor Edryana of Malaysia Team A occupied third spot with 2493.

Competition will shift to the Team of Four which will be contested over two blocks of 3 games each tomorrow. The top 16 boys and top 16 girls based on their 18-games total in the All-Events standings will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals to be staged over two days on June 21 and 22.

The top 3 boys and top 3 girls after the second block of the Masters finals will proceed to the Stepladder shootout finals to determine the champions.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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