by Ian De Cotta
Basil delivers at the end Bowler romps to victory in masters final to make up for Singapore girls' defeats
Bowling Day 6 - Basil Low (Boy's Gold Master)
Picture is obtained from http://www.ayg2009.sg/page/Bowling/Gallery/0,,12804~1715305,00.html
Minutes later, as he prepared for the start of the bowling masters' final last night, Basil Low had to block it all out, along with the fact he was performing "live" on television for the first time.
Gold was his target, the 17-year-old wanted to end Singapore's Asian Youth Games bowling campaign on a high.
Backed by a vociferous crowd, Basil showed remarkable poise to demolish South Korea's Choi Kyung Hwan and strike gold at Orchid Country Club.
He opened the first game with three strikes and then went on a rampage in the second with a nine bagger.
It was all over by the ninth frame as 15-year-old Kyung Hwan's game collapsed with a split.
Basil's two-game total of 501 pins was 68 more than Kyung Hwan's.
"I definitely wanted to win after seeing Hui Fen lose the way she did. We wanted gold badly today and it fell upon me to deliver it," said Basil, after his win.
"I was a little nervous at first, seeing all the television lights, but once I got going it was fine."
South Korea drew first blood yesterday when Sim Ui Jin bundled out first Darshini, and then dispatched Hui Fen in the girls final. Ui Jin was steady as a rock as she took advantage of Hui Fen's shaky start to post 453 pinfalls for her two-game total.
"I got up this morning and told myself that I could win the gold. But I was very nervous tonight seeing the television crews and throughout I was just praying that this could be my night," said the 17-year-old Korean.
Hui Fen never looked like repeating the form she had earlier in the day when she scored the tournament's only perfect game on the way to booking her place in the final. Her two-game 350 pinfall total in the final was Hui Fen's worst performance at the Games.
"All the lights and clicking of the photographers' cameras bothered me a bit, but I have to admit that Ui Jin was a much better player tonight and she deserved to win the gold," said the 17-year-old, who won the singles and doubles (with Darshini) last week.
As for Basil, he was already looking forward to next year. "Tonight was a great win, but I am now looking forward to playing in the Asian Games next," he exclaimed.
有我就有你 (Have me will have you) by 黄晓君 Huang Xiao Jin
yǒu wǒ jiù yǒu nǐ
Picture is from http://www.youtube.com/, created by Alvin EH Tan, September 2008
爱你不变情意长 (Love you with the same deep affectionate attachment) by 黄晓君 Huang Xiao Jin & The Stylers
ài nǐ bú biàn qíng yì cháng
Picture is from http://www.youtube.com/
- TODAY, Tuesday, July 07, 2009
- (Bowling Day 6 - Basil Low (Boy's Gold Master))
- (Bowling Boys Masters (Silver Choi Kung-Hwan (KOR), Gold Medalist Basil Low (SIN)) Bronze Jose Collins (PHI))
- (Browling Day 6 - Grandfinals GOLD Medalists - Basil Low (SIN) and Sim Ui-Jin (KOR))
- (Bowling Day 6 - Girl Sliver Master New Hui Fen (SIN) and Girl Bronze Master Darshini Krishna (SIN))
- (Bowling Day 6 Clockwise - Mr Puah, Mr Vivian Balakrishnan, Darshini Krishna, New Hui Fen, Basil Low, Mrs Jessie Puah)
- (Bowling Day 6 - Gril Bronze Master Darshini Krishna (SIN))
- (Bowling Day 6 - Girl Silver Master New Hui Fen (SIN))