Bowling: Asian high rollers

Timmy Tan and Sin Li Jane are the brand New King and Queen of Asian bowling.

Following several great performances, the 24-12 months-vintage Timmy and Li Jane crowned the males and females’s Asian ranking listing, which was launched with the aid of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) the day gone by.

This could be taken into consideration an high-quality attempt because the countrywide bowlers simplest competed in seven out of the 16 ranking tournaments this 12 months.

It is also Malaysia’s first sweet double when you consider that 2005, accomplished with the aid of Alex Liew and the now-retired Wendy Chai.

The fulfillment comes after the complete bowling crew had been criticised for failing to satisfy the four-gold goal on the latest Philippines SEA games.

As opposed to harping on the failure in Manila, the sports activities fraternity need to now have fun and congratulate the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) for their nicely-oiled efforts in producing infinite Asian and world-elegance bowlers.

Timmy earned 397 factors to top the men’s segment, accompanied through Indonesia’s Ryan Lalisang (333) and Thailand’s Annop Arromsaranon (257).

Malaysia’s Ahmad Muaz Fishol (255) and Rafiq Ismail (245) completed fourth and 5th respectively.

Timmy had a first rate season with several 320 performances, inclusive of attaining double gold medals every on the Asian Championships (singles and all occasions) in Kuwait in October and the ocean games (singles and guys’s group).

As for Li Jane, who additionally crowned the ladies’s ratings in 2014, the 27-year-old produced regular performances at some point of the season.

Her most fantastic end result became assisting Malaysia win the Asian meet trios name. The Perak-born, who crowned the ladies’s list with 344 points, additionally completed on the podium on the Malaysia Open, SEA Games and different events in the Asian Championships.

South Korea’s Lee Na younger finished second behind Li Jane on 316 factors, accompanied by way of Singapore’s Cherie Tan (295), even as Malaysia’s Shalin Zulkifli (288), Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman (283) and Esther Cheah (220) have been placed 4th, 5th and 7th respectively.

“It feels first rate to pinnacle the women’s list for the second one time. I worked so tough this yr to acquire my goals.

“Frankly, I was not preserving tabs with the rating list as I used to be handiest targeted on doing properly in tournaments.

“I’m thrilled that Timmy also crowned the men’s listing. It is an extraordinary candy double for the US and I hope this will further inspire the whole bowling team to reap greater subsequent season.

“I’m able to preserve on running difficult both in education and competitions.

“There may be essential competitions — the Asian Championships and global Singles Championships, and I’m able to attempt to make the teams for each occasions.

“As a bowler, I do now not set too many goals for myself. My simplest intention is to perform at my fine in every match I compete in,” said Li Jane.

MTBC secretary-popular Maradona Chok said: “It was an emotion-crammed season with our high-quality result being at the Asian meet in which we received the general identify with six gold.

“And with Timmy and Li Jane ending the year as Asia’s #1 within the ladies and men’s categories, it sums up our exquisite season.

“We were pegged as a failure for now not meeting the 4-gold goal at the sea games. however, we attempted out high-quality and ignored out on gold in several activities by small margins.

“Anyway, we are able to work tougher in the wish of turning into more potent next season,” said Maradona.