JAC COLLECTS ANOTHER SILVER @ WYC 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Malaysia's Jacqueline Sijore put up a brave front to qualify for the Girls Masters Finals of the World Youth Championship 2012 by disposing Bernice Lim of Singapore in the Semi-Finals. Top seed, Jacqueline gave a fiery start with a four bagger and continued to reel home a clean game for a 228- 171 margin victory over 4th seed, Bernice.
In the title match against 2nd seed, Hwang Yeon-Ju of Korea; both bowlers fought tooth and nail, Hwang reeled a turkey strike and Jacqueline responded with a 4 bagger strikes. A 4-10 split in the 8th frame by Jacqueline allowed Hwang to draw level and the match went into the wire. Hwang made a 8 spare 9in her last frame.
The situation required Jacqueline to strike out in her last frame to force a tie breaker. Jacqueline was poised and released a solid 1-3 pocket delivery but much to the chagrin of the supporting crowd, the wobbling 10 pin fail to fall. Jacqueline spared the frame and made a solid strike for a 215 game, thus lost the match to Hwang who finished with 226 game. Hence, the top seed jinx still prevails in this championships.
In the earlier Semi-Finals match, Hwang defeated Dayang Khairuniza with a 223-181 margin.
In this edition of the World Youth Championships 2012, Team Malaysia collected 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals; an improvement over the last edition.
|1||JACQUELINE J SIJORE||MAS||215||Silver|
|1||JACQUELINE J SIJORE||MAS||228||Advance|
Masters Finals Step 2
Results courtesy of ABF
Reported by BC Cheah