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Thailand, Malaysia shares honours

18th December, K.Lumpur: Thailand and Malaysia shared honours in the concluding 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition as Thai Sithiphol Kunaksorn and Malaysian Zatil Iman claimed the Men's and Women's Masters gold medals.

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Four gold medalist, Sithiphol Kunaksorn bagged his fifth gold medal and Thailand's fourth when he defeated Malaysian Muhd Zaim Zulfadhlie Said, 196-184 in the title stepladder match. The Thai, who had finished second at the end of the second block masters finals, ousted Singapors' Kenneth Teo, 233-181 in the semifinal to advance into the finals.

Muhd Zaim reached the finals after he knocked out top-seed, Badin Lerdpiriyasakulkit of Thailand, 233-210 in the other semifinal match before going down to Sithiphol in the finals.

Badin, however took home a bronze medal when he easily beat the Singaporean, 277-160 in the losers' playoffs for third and fourth

Men's Masters Champion
Thailand's Sithiphol Kunaksorn winning his fifth gold

placings. Badin ended the second block finals with a total of 2583 over two blocks of six games each.

Sithiphol gave Thailand a one-two finish with 2513 ahead of Kenneth Teo in third and Muhd Zaim fourth with 2465 and 2400 respectively. Singles gold medalist, Syafiq Ridhwan improved from eighth in the first block to sixth position and missing the cut by only 11 pins.

Malaysia started the competition with Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan taking the Men's Singles gold but since then they have failed to win a gold after four events. But on the final day, Zatil Iman, who has four silver and one bronze medals, finally nail her first gold medal in the Women's Masters.

Zatil had topped the first and second block Masters finals with 2605 to advance into the knock out stepladder finals as topseed. The Malaysian narrowly edged team-mate, Nur Syakira Yeoh, 184-183 in the semifinals to reach the finals.

She deafeated another team-mate, Siti Nur Syakila Mardyana in an all-Malaysian finals, 204-197 to take the final gold. Siti, who settled for

Women's Masters Champion
Zatil Iman nails gold for Malaysia

the silver medal, knocked out second-seed, Geraldine Ng of Singapore, 199-191 in the other semi.

Singapore emerged as overall champion with a medal haul of 6-3-3 with Thailand in second with 4-2-4. Malaysia finished third with 2-7-5. University students from five countries took part in the week-long competition.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Gold for Singapore, Thailand

16th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore won their fifth gold medal and Thailand their third gold medal of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition with victory in the Women's and Men's Team events on Wednesday.

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Malaysia settled into a good opening game of 937 to lead Thailand by 43 pins and Singapore third, a further 49 pins adrift. Zatil Iman, Ziran Nadiah, Siti Nur Syakila, Aressa Melanie and Nur Syakira continued to shine with another good game of 970 to stretch their lead to 59 pins from Singapore.

Despite posting only 907 in the third game to end the first block with 2814, Malaysia was able to increase their lead to a further 98 pins. Singapore finished second with 1848 while Thailand dropped off their pace to take third with 1770.

When Malaysia returned for the second block after the break, they had a disasterous fourth game of 881 while Singapore's Lesley Low, Nicole

Women's Team Gold
Singapore's fifth gold in the competition

Wong, Geraldine Ng, Kristel Oh and Cherie Tan was on fire, knocking down a superb 1054 to take over the running and Malaysia falling 75 pins behind.

Malaysia had no answer to Singapore's hot pace and despite posting 1009 in the final game to Singapore's 957, the gold medal was again wrested away from the Malaysian. Singapore total 5702 for the gold to finish 95 pins ahead. Malaysia took their fourth silver medal of the competition with 5607 while Thailand took the bronze medal with 5273.

In the men's division, Thailand again proved too strong for the field when they romped home another comfortable victory in the Team event for their third gold with 6031, a whopping 193 pins ahead of Singapore on 5838.

Malaysia took their fifth bronze medal with 5742. Thailand won their fourth gold of the competition when Sithiphol Kunaksorn topped the All Events with 6425 from 30 games competed in the Singles, Doubles Mixed Doubles, Trios and Team events.

Annop Arromsaranon gave Thailand a silver when he finished second to his teammate with 6357. SIngapore's Jamie Liew won the bronze medal with 6325.

Men's Team Gold
Another comfortable victory for Thailand

Cherie Tan of Singapore won her fifth gold and her second inidividual gold when she totaled 6106 to top the All Events standings. Malaysia'z Zatil Iman took the silver medal with 6095 while Kristel Oh finished third with 5958 to take the bronze medal.

Singapore and Thailand led the Men's and Women's medal tally while Singapore led the overall table with a medal haul of 6-3-2. Thailand is second with 3-2-3 as Malaysia, with only one gold medal to show, trailed in third with 1-5-5.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Singapore, Thailand wins Trios

16th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore won their fourth gold medal of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition when they triumphed in the Women's Trios while Thailand took the Men's Trios title with a convincing margin.

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Malaysia's Zatil Iman, Ziran Nadiah Ghazali and Nur Syakira Yeoh had led the first block of the Women's Trios event by 38 pins from the second Malaysian trio of Aressa Malenie, Nur Hanisa Salam and Siti Nur Syakila with Singapore third a further 8 pins away.

Singapore fired a superb 610 to take over the lead at the start of the second block but had to give up their lead after a poor 556 while the Malaysians recovered with 610 to lead Singapore by 11 pins.

As Zatil, Ziran and Nur Syakira posted 571 in the firnal game, the Singapore women pipped them with 601 to snatch the lead and Singapore's fourth gold medal with a team total of 3450.

Women's Trios Gold
Geraldine, Kristel and Cherie with Singapore's fourth gold

Malaysia settled for the silver again with 3431, just 19 pins adrift. Thailand's Vilailux Sanguansat, Saowapha Kunaksorn and Kasinee Theerakulchai stormed home with 640 to clinch the bronze medal with 3350.

Thailand's Badin Lerdpiriyasakulit, Annop Arromsaranon and Sithiphol Kunaksorn won the Men's Trios title by a convincing margin of 243 and Thailand's second gold medal of the competition with 3855.

The Thai trios had led the first block by just 10 pins from Singapore's Lionel Lim, Kean Jeong Fok and Jamie Liew but fired 677, 672 and 620 to romp home a comfortable winner by 243 pins.

Singapore settled the silver medal with 3612 with the second Singapore trio of Tze Keong Toh, Victor Tan and Kenneth Teo taking the bronze medal with 3472. Malaysia was unlucky to finish fourth with 3471, just 1 pin from the Singaporeans.

Men's Trios Gold
Badin, Annop and Sithiphol winning Thailand's second gold

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Singapore dominates Mixed Doubles

15th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore won their third gold medal of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition when they dominated the Mixed Doubles event by finishing first and second.

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Singapore's first mixed pair of Geraldine Ng and Lionel Lim blizted the lanes at Sunway Mega Lanes with a superb 505 opening game to lead their compatriot, Kristel Oh and Jamie Liew win second.

But it was the second pair of Kristel and Jamie who took over the running immediately after the second game. By the halfway mark, the pair had built up a comfortable lead of 70 pins from their teammates.

Kristel and Jamie went on to win Singapore's third gold medal with a total of 2685, 103 pins ahead of Geraldine and Lionel winning the silver medal with 2582.

Mixed Doubles Gold
Mixed Doubles champion, Jamie Liew and Kristel Oh

Malaysia's Zaitl Iman and Muhd Zaim Zulfadhlie Said put in a creditable performance to clinch the bronze medal with 2507 with Thailand missing the podium in fourth on 2437.

"I had good feeling when I took to the lanes this morning," said Jamie after the final game. "I'm happy that I did bowl well. Thanks to my partner Kristel, we supported each other very well."

The tenpin bowling compatition of the 14th Asean Games will resume with the Trios event on Tuesday, December 16 and will end with the Team event on December 17.

Mixed Doubles Silver
Lionel Lim and Geralding Ng with their silver medals

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Second gold medal for Singapore

14th December, K.Lumpur: Singles gold medalist, Cherie Tan partnered newly-crowned national champion, Geraldine Ng to win Singapore's second gold medal of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition in the Women's Doubles event.

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Malaysia's second pair of Aressa Malenie and Nur Hanisa Salam set the pace with a superb 441 opening game to lead Singles gold medalist, Cherie Tan and Geraldine Ng by 54 pins and Malaysia's first pair of Zatil Iman and Nur Syakira Yeoh.

The Malaysian pair continued to post 393, 363 and 399 to continue to lead the Singaporeans after the fourth game. But a poor 356 saw the pair dropping off to third as the first pair of Zatil and Nur Syakira surged into the lead.

The gold medal appeared to be in the hands of the Malaysian when they finsihed with a superb 402 but it was Cherie and Geraldine who fired 224 and 245 respectively for an amazing score of 469 in their final game to claim the gold with 2446.

Women's Doubles Gold
Women's Doubles champion, Cherie Tan and Geraldine Ng

"Geraldine and I supported each other well throughout the six games and our teammates were cheering behind all the way help to boost our confidence," said Cherie, who won SIngapore Open title this year.

"I'm happy that we won the Doubles gold," said the 20-year-old Geraldine, a first year Marketing and Management student at SIM university Singapore, who was crowned Singapore national champion last month.

Zatil and Nur Syakira settled for the silver with 2390, 56 pins adrift while the third Malaysian pair of Siti Nur Syakila and Ziran Nadiah Ghazali overpowered the second Malaysian pair for the bronze medal.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Thailand captures gold and bronze

14th December, K.Lumpur: Thailand captured the Men's Doubles gold and bronze medals of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition with ABF Tour Indonesia leg champion, Sithiphol Kunaksorn-Somjed Kusonpithak taking the gold medal and Badin Lerdpiriyasakulit-Annop Arromsaranon the bronze.

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Newly-crowned ABF Tour Indonesia leg champion, Sithiphol Kunaksorn and Somjed Kusonpithak set the pace with 424 opening game ahead of another Thai team of Singles silver medalist, Badin Lerdpiriyasakulit and Annop Arromsaranon in second.

The two Thai pairs continued to lead the field after the second game when they posted 483 and 421 respectively. But both pairs shot poor third games to give Malaysia's Sufri Hassan and Tan Teck Jin to close in the leaders.

All the top three pairs bowled sub-400 as the lead remained unchanged with Thailand leading by 68 pins in game four. Sithiphol and Somjed ended with 385 and 398 as the Malaysian were unable to overahul the Thais.

Men_s Doubles Gold
Jason Belmonte making the top 6 qualifying group

Thailand claimed their first gold medal with 2422 with the Malaysian pair settling for the silver with 2372. Badin and Annop took home the bronze medal with 2343.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Singapore claims Singles gold

13th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore Open champion, Cherie Tan claimed the first gold medal for Singapore in the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition from Thailand's Saowapha Kunaksorn and Malaysia's Nur Syakira Yeoh.

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Nur Syakira Yeoh set the early pace with 247 and 234 but a poor 160 saw the Malaysian handing the lead to Saowapha. Although Syakira regained the lead after the fourth game when she downed 222, Singapore's Cherie Tan made her bid to trail in second, just 2 pins adrift.

Two superb games of 223 and 216 saw Cherie taking the gold as Saowapha over-powered Syakira for the silver leaving the Malaysian the bronze. Ziran Nadiah Ghazli, who was trailing Syakira in the early stages, missed the podium to take up fourth.

Two Singaporeans, Kristel Oh and Lesley Low tied in fifth spot with a score of 1610 while Malaysia's Zatil Iman managed only 1152 to finish seventh.

Women Singles Gold
Cherie Tan showing off her gold medal

Competition will resume with the Doubles tomorrow and the Mixed Doubles on Monday. The Trios and Team events will be contested on December 16 and 17.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

Malaysia clinches first gold

13th December, K.Lumpur: World Youth Team gold medalist, Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan clinched Malaysia's first gold medal of 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition underway at Sunway Mega Lanes on Saturday morning.

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Singapore's Lionel Lim set the lanes on fire when he shot 269 in his opening game to lead Thailand's Badin Lerdpiriyasakulit by just 1 pin. Despite knocking down another goos game of 228, the Thai student downed 233 to take over the running.

Badin stretched his lead to 55 pins after another superb 262 as Lionel Lim slipped away with a poor 179. Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan made up ground to take over second spot at the halfway mark.

The two-time PBAP Classic champion narrowed the gap to 2 pins after shooting 227 while Badin managed only 194 but the Malaysian dropped his pace slightly with 179 in the fifth game allowing Badin to maintain his lead.

Men's Singles Gold
Syafiq Ridhwan with the first gold medal

Syafiq displayed composure to knocked down 215 as the Thai came under pressure to shoot 192 allowing Syafiq to snatch the gold with 1329, just 6 pins ahead of Badin, who settled for the silver with 1323.

"The expereince I've picked up from participating in the World Youth and the recent Commonwealth Bowling Championship has given me more confidence," said Syafiq after the victory.

"I was not aware that I needed a double-strike to win the gold in the final game. I just focused on each frame and made sure I spared if I don't get a strike. I'm happy with my performance and hope to continue to do well in other events."

Photos courtesy of MTBC.

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