Monday September 24, 2012
Malaysian women almost assured of place in final round
By SHAMSHUL FITRI
PETALING JAYA: Both Malaysian women bowlers in the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus are on course for the elimination rounds after completing the second block of six games on Saturday.
Reigning world championship singles gold medallist Jacqueline Jenelee Sijore produced a strong performance to jump from 13th to seventh in the standings on 2,522.
Esther Cheah, although producing a rather subdued effort, retained her sixth spot on 2,530.
A change in the standings is imminent when the remaining squads, comprising big guns like American Kelly Kulick and Latvian Diana Zavjalova, complete their remaining six games to vie for the top-24 spot elimination rounds.
Jacqueline improved slightly after taking a more relaxed approach to the game. She knocked down a total of 1,279 on Saturday, a slight improvement over her 1,243 in the first block.
Alena Korobkova of Russia leads the womenís standings with 2,691 pins while American Tommy Jones tops the menís standings on 2,758.
National men bowlers Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek and Zulmazran Zulkifli were completing their second block late last night.