No joy for S’pore at World Champs

No joy for S’pore at World Champs
Bowlers Daphne Tan (right) and Bernice Lim

Singapore missed out on a medal in the women's trios at the World Tenpin Bowling Association world championships in Nevada on Tuesday morning (Singapore time).

The Republic's threesome of Shayna Ng, Bernice Lim and Jazreel Tan were third in the 68-strong field after the first block of three games on Sunday morning, but faltered in the second block, played on medium oil.

While Lim, 21, was the best-performing Singaporean in the event in the earlier round, she struggled on tough lane conditions in the second block, posting scores of 147, 221 and 187.

The trio finished eighth overall with 3,717 pinfalls and ranked fourth among the Asian teams. Singapore's other trios squad of Cherie Tan, New Hui Fen and Daphne Tan, improved from 10th to ninth, with a final combined score of 3,709 pinfalls.

South Korea's Ryu Seo Yeon, Lee Na Young and Son Yun Hee topped the qualifiers with 3,883 pinfalls, while Japan were the final qualifiers for the semi-finals with 3,818. The South Koreans went on to win the event, beating Canada's Isabelle Rioux, Samantha How and Caroline Lagrange 587-585 in a nail-biting final.

The eighth-place finish by Ng, Lim and Tan represented Singapore's best finish at the prestigious championships.

Earlier in the competition, Lim finished ninth in the women's singles. She then partnered Tan, 23, to a ninth-placed finish in the women's doubles. Singaporeans were in action in the first round of the team events on Wednesday, but results were not available at press time.

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