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Malaysia, England wins final gold

29th November, Belfast: Malaysia's teenage sensation, Sin Li Jane captured her second individual gold medal in the Women's Masters finals of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship while England's Paul Moor took the men's title.

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The 16-year-old Li Jane, who was fifth overnight, ended the second block finals in pole position with a superb six-games score of 1385 to give herself a 12-game total of 2697 and advance into the stepladder finals as topseed.

The Malaysian had to work hard after being stretched into the third and decisive game in the best-of-3 games finals against challenger, Jazreel Tan of Singapore. Li Jane easily won the first game, 258-188 and was looking set to cruise to another win in the second game.

Although she had two splits and an open frame in the second game, the topseed struck out to end at 211 but Jazreel bounched back with a sizzling 269 to draw level at one-all.

Women's Masters Gold
Sin Li Jane capping off a great outing

Both the bowlers had a split each in the third game but when Li Jane knocked down four consecutive strikes, the Singaporean had two more splits and managed only 156 with Li Jane ended with 202 to seal the victory, 2-1.

The runnerup had earlier beaten England's Jo Allsebrook in a three game thriller, 2-1 to advance to the title match against Li Jane but lost out eventually to settle for the silver medal with Allsebrook claiming the bronze.

The victory gave Malaysia the final gold medal to emerged as overall champion. Paul Moor had ended the all-English title match earlier to give England a 4-2-1 medal haul which meant Malaysia needing to win the Women's Masters gold medal.

p align=justify>Li Jane duly obliged to the delight of her team-mates and officials taking the gold to give Malaysia a 4-3-3 medal haul for the overall champion title. Malaysia also came out top of the Men's and Women's medal tally.

Women's Masters Winners
Women's Masters winners, Allsebrook, Li Jane and Jazreel

In the men's division, third-seed Paul Moor had an easy victory over Canada's Joe Ciach, 2-0 to set up an all-England final against team-mate and topseed, Darren Cundy. Moor won the first encounter, 216-189.

p align=justify>But in the second game, Cundy fought back with the only perfect game of the championship to take the match to the third and deciding game. The perfect game must have unsettled Cundy as he struggled to match Moor's strikes going down, 189-258.

p align=justify>Moor clinched the gold medal and Cundy the silver while the Canadian took home the bronze medal. Two gold medalist, Muhd Nur Aiman of Malaysia missed the stepladder cut in fourth, just 23 pins off Moor.

Men's Masters Champion
Paul Moor winning England's fourth gold

Ciach's compatriot, Mark Buffa finished fifth despite being second in the first block contested on Saturday. Malaysia swept the Men's, Women's and the overall champion titles. Their 4-3-3 is by far their best outing in the championship series.

England returned home with a 4-2-1 effort while Singapore won 2-4-1. Malaysia, England and Singapore were the only countries that shared the ten gold medals. Australia and Canada were the other two countries that won silver and bronze medals.

Sixteen Commonwealth nations took part in this annual championship hosted by the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation at the Dundonald International Bowling Centre in Belfast. The fifth edition will be hosted by India in 2009.

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

England dominates first block

28th November, Belfast: England dominated the first block Masters finals of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship when Jo Allsebrook and Zara Glover finished in the Women's division 1-2 while Paul Moor led the Men's division.

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Canada's Jo-Ann Sanesac got off the mark with a 238 opening game but immediately lost the lead to England's Jo Allsebrook after the second game when the latter almost shot a perfect game with 298.

At the halfway mark, Allsebrook had built up a hefty margin of 92 pins with compatriot, Zara Glover moving up to second spot. Sanesac fought back galantly to regain the lead in the fifth game but only with a slender lead of 2 pins from the Englishwomen.

A lowly 182 saw the Canadian dropping to third as Allesbrook ended the six-games series in the lead with a total of 1410. Glover finished second to give England a 1-2 finish with 1403, 7 pins behind as Sanesac totaled 1359 for third.

WOmen 1stBlk Leader
England's Jo Allsebrook leading the Women's first block

In the earlier Men's first block Masters, England's Paul Moor had snatched pole position with a final game of 248 on a total of 1398, coincidentally also 7 pins ahead of pace-setter, Mark Buffa of Canada.

Buffa opened accounts with a superb 268 and bowled consistently to lead up to the fifth game. Four different finalists traded second spot throughout but were unable overtake Buffa except Moor in his final surge.

The Canadian settled for second with 1391 followed by another Englishmen, Darren Cundy in third with 1359. Two gold medalist, Muhd Nur Aiman of Malaysia and Singapore's Remy Ong rounded up the top five.

Men's 1stBlk Leader
Paul Moor leading the men's division

The bowlers will return to Dundonald Ice Bowl tomorrow for their second block of another six games. The top 3 at the end of the contest will advance to the stepladder finals for the final gold medal of the championship.

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

England bags team gold

27th November, Belfast: England overhauled first block leader, Malaysia in the second block of the Team event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship to win their second gold medal on Thursday at Dundonald Ice Bowl.

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Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan, Syakirah Yeoh, Sin Li Jane and Muhd Nur Aiman had built up an 80-pin margin from England after the first block of three games were played in the morning with England trailing after leading for the first two games.

Paul Moor, Jo Allsebrook, Darren Cundy and anchored by Doubles gold medalist, Zara Glover continued to trail the Malaysian after they resume in the afternoon but reduced the gap to 58 pins.

When Malaysia shot a poor 813 in the fifth game, England in contrast, turned in a sizzling performance to knock down 957 overtaking their arch rival and leading by 86 pins. England went on to win comfortably with 867 in their final game and a total of 5404.

Team Champion
Team gold medalist, Glover, Cundy, Moor and Allesbrook

Cundy posted the highest six-games series in the team with 1471 while Moor brought home 1428, Allsebrook 1214 and Glover 1291. Malaysia settled for the silver medal with 5264 as Syafiq shot the highest six-games series in the field with 1481.

Canada recovered to take the bronze medal with 5133, 67 pins ahead of Singapore, who was third before the last game. Singapore missed out on the podium finishing fourth with a total of 5066.

Muhd Nur Aiman took his second individual gold medal and Malaysia's third when he topped the Men's All Events with a 24-game total of 5709. Mixed Doubles gold medalist, Remy Ong of Singapore, claimed the silver with 5591 while Syafiq Ridhwan clinched the bronze medal with 5542.

In the women's division, AMF World Cup second runnerup, Zara Glover of England was a comfortable winner with 5355 ahead of Malaysia's Sin Li Jane, who took the silver medal with 5140 pipping Singapore's Jazreel Tan to settle for the bronze with 5108.

Malaysia currently leads the medal standings with 3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals followed by England in second with 3-1-0. Singapore is placed third with 2-3-1. The top 12 in the All Events standings made the cut for the Masters finals to be played over the next two days.

AE Gold Medalists
All Events gold medalists, Muhd Nur Aiman and Zara Glover

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

Malaysia looks set for another gold

27th November, Belfast: Malaysia looked set to add a third gold medal in the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship with a stunning performance to take the lead after the Mixed Team first block was contested on Thrusday morning.

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England got off to a cracking start with a 988 effort in the first game to take a commanding lead of 71 pins over Canada. Paul Moor shot 258, Jo Allsebrook 215, Darren Cundy 236 and anchorwomen, Zara Glover 279.

Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan, Syakirah Yeoh, Sin Li Jane and anchorman, Muhd Nur Aiman blitzed the lanes with a stunning 976 to haul themselves up from from fifth to second and narrowed the gap to just 9 pins.

Another superb team effort of 945 propelled the Malaysians to the front and ending the first block with 2791. England trailed the leaders by 80 pins after a poor 856 game in their third on a total of 2711.

Team 1stBlk Leader
First block leader, Aiman, Syafiq, Li Jane and Syakirah

Third position went to Singapore's Shaun Ng, Jennifer Tan, Jazreel Tan and Remy Ong totaling 2663 ahead of early front-runner, Canada in fourth position with 2571. A surprise fifth place went to India with 2538.

Muhd Nur Aiman stretched his 97 pins lead over second place, Remy Ong to 127 in the Men's All Events standings after the three-games Mixed Team event were played. Aiman amassed a total of 5078 over 21 games with Ong totaling 4951. Syafiq Ridhwan moved up to third with 4806.

Zara Glover increased her lead in the women's division with 4729 and a comfortable 168 pins margin over Jazreel Tan in second on 4561. Sin Li Jane narrowed the gap to 17 pins from 120 with a better showing in the team event to remain in third with 4544.

Team 1stBlk 2nd
England losing the lead to Malaysia at the third game

The teams return after the break to complete their second block of three games in the Mixed Team event later today. The top 12 in the All Events standings make the cut for the Masters finals.

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

A second triumph for Singapore

26th November, Belfast: Remy Ong and Jazreel Tan overhauled first squad leader, Malaysia to win Singapore's second gold medal when the duo triumphed in the Mixed Doubles event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship on Wednesday.

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Malaysia had set the benchmark of 2766 in the earlier squad as the Singapore duo blazed the lanes at Dundonald Ice Bowl in the second squad with a final game surge of 451 to pip the leader by 12 pins and take victory.

Remy, who had won his first gold medal with Shaun Ng in the Men's Doubles yesterday, fired back-to-back 257s to kick start his Mixed Doubles contest with Singles silver medalist, Jazreel Tan. And the southpaw was awesome reeling in 231, 268, 248 and 228 for a record-breaking 1489 six-game series.

Jazreel was equally impressive except for a glitch in game three and five but returned with a 1289 scoreline to give themselves a total of 2778.

Mixed Doubles Gold
Remy Ong and Jazreel Tan winning Singapore's second gold

Malaysia's second pair of Syakirah Yeoh and Syafiq Ridhwan finished second behind the Singaporean pair with 2656 in the second squad. Singles gold medalists, Muhd Nur Aiman and Sin Li Jane, who had topped the opening squad with 2766, saw their gold medal hopes dashed when they were pipped by Remy and Jazreel to settle for the silver medal.

The second Malaysian pair's effort in the second squad allowed them to snatch the bronze medal from English pair of Zara Glover and Darren Cundy, who missed out on the podium finishing fourth on 2614.

After three events, Muhd Nur Aiman of Malaysia, leads the Men's All Events standings with 4064, 97 pins ahead of Remy Ong, who has 4227. Joe Ciach of Canada is third with 4078. Zara Glover tops the women's division with 4064, 53 pins ahead of Jazreel Tan on 4011 and Sin Li Jane third on 3846.

The top 12 best finishers in the All Events will advance to the 22-games Masters finals over two blocks of 11-games with the top 3 proceeding to the stepladder finals. The overall champions' title fight appear to be between Singapore and Malaysia.

Singapore has so far captured 2 gold and 2 silver medals to lead Malaysia with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. The mixed team event will take place tomorrow over two blocks of three games.

Mixed Doubles Silver
Silver medalist, Muhd Nur Aiman and Sin Li Jane

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

Singapore, England strikes gold

25th November, Belfast: Singapore and England struck gold in the Men's and Women's Doubles event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship at Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Day 2 of the competition.

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Singapore and England struck gold in the Men's and Women's Doubles event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship at Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Day 2 of the competition.

England's Paul Moor and Darren Cundy came out of the blocks on fire registering a sizzling 511 with Moor firing 288 and Cundy 223 while the Singapore pair of Shaun Ng and Remy Ong shot 461 to trail the English duo.

England continue to lead through to the halfway mark being closed in by Canada leaving Singapore in third despite knocking down 403 and 453 in games two and three. A 473 by the Canadians took them to the front as Shaun and Remy posted a superb 506 to take up second.

Men's Doubles Gold
Shaun Ng and Remy Ong winning the gold medal

With Canada suffering a poor game five and England unable to make any headway, Singapore grabbed the lead with a better 466 in the fifth followed by England in second, 50 pins adrift.

The Singapore pair hung on to their lead with a sixth and final game of 441 to give Singapore their first gold medal with a total of 2730. Shaun posted 1340 for his six-games effort while Remy recorded 1390.

England settled for the silver medal with 2678 while Malaysia's Syafiq Ridahwan and Singles gold medalist, Muhd Nur Aiman stormed home to snatch the bronze medal with 2635. Brief leader, Canada miss the podium finishing fourth with 2592.

Meanwhile, in the Women's Doubles contested in the morning, England's Jo Allsebrook and Zara Glover was on fire with a 510 opening game to lead Singapore by 86 pins. The duo continued to fire lines of 449, 452, 427, 503 and 438 to end the block with a comfortable 210 pins margin to win the gold with 2779 total.

Jennifer Tan and Singles silver medalist, Jazreel Tan, who trailed the English pair throughout the six games, totaled 1340 to settle the silver medal with 2569. Canada's Jo-Ann Sanesac and Julie Johnson-Loyer took the bronze medal with 2521.

Home team Northern Ireland missed the podium finshing fourth with 2424. The competitors will resume with the Mixed Doubles on Wednes-

Women's Doubles Gold
Women Doubles champion, Jo Allsebrook and Zara Glover

day, the Mixed Team on Thurday with the Masters finals over two days on November 27 and 28.

Photos courtesy of Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation.

A second gold for Malaysia

24th November, Belfast: Championship debutant, Sin Li Jane gave Malaysia a second gold medal after winning the Women's Singles event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in the final game.

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Sin Li jane started on the right footing with an opening game of 234 but found herself trailing Singapore's Jazreel Tan, who shot a superb 260 to lead the field of 32 women. Despite another good game of 226, the Malaysian was still behind the Singaporean by 32 pins.

A sizzling 277 from Li Jane in the third game allowed her to narrow the gap to just 10 pins as Jazreel fired another strong game of 243. When the leader managed only a 199 in her fourth game, Li Jane was unable to take advantage of it with a 178.

With 31 pins separating the duo, it went down to the wire in the sixth and final game. Li Jane went on a strikefest and finished stronger with 256 to snatch victory while Jazreel only down 212 and was pipped to the gold medal by Li Jane.

Women's Singles Gold
Sin Li Jane giving Malaysia a second gold

The 16-year-old gave Malaysia their second gold after Muhd Nur Aiman won the first with a record-breaking 1539. Li Jane herself totaled 1395 to win the gold ahead of Jazreel settling for the silver with 1382.

Australia's Cassie Staudinger stormed home with a 267 final game to snatch the bronze medal with 1324 from Scotland's Laura Rhoney in fourth. AMF World Cup semi-finalist, Zara Glover of England took fifth spot.

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

Malaysian smashes record with victory

24th November, Belfast: Southpaw, Muhd Nur Aiman smashed the record with victory in the Men's Singles of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship to give Malaysia its first gold medal.

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A strong 257 from both Muhd Nur Aiman and Darren Cundy of England saw both sharing the lead in their opening game of the first event. Syafiq Ridhwan, who shot an impressive 248 trailed the duo in fourth with Billy Nimick of Northern Ireland third.

A strong 217 from Syafiq saw the Malaysian taking over the lead, 3 pins ahead of his teammate, Aiman giving Malaysia pair in a strong position. Aiman picked up his pace with a superb 255 to grab the lead at the halfway mark.

Aiman brought the bowling centre to a standstill as he reeled off 11 consecutive strikes and going for his first perfect in an official championship but unfortunately, pin 7 stood solidly which gave the Malaysian a 299.

Men's Singles Gold
Muhd Nur Aiman winning the first gold medal

Two more scintilating games of 266 and 257 allowed Aiman to cruise to a comfortable victory and claimed the first gold medal for Malaysia with a record-breaking 1539. Aiman also set a new high game record of 299 for his near perfect game effort.

Glen Loader of Australia finished with two strong games of 279 and 278 to clinch the silver medal with 1402. Canada's Mark Buffa scored 1395 to take the bronze medal with his team-mate, Joe Ciach finishing fourth with 1382.

The women will contest their Singles after lane dressing and the men will resume tomorrow with the Doubles.

Men Singles Winners
Men's Singles winners, Buffa, Aiman and Loader

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

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