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Final Results
Ex-international, Alice Tay from Singapore captures 2001 title

24th March, Singapore: Ex-national, Alice Tay scorched the lanes at Cathay Bowl, Safra Tampines with scores of 211, 233 and 245 in the last three games of the semi-final round; catapulting her into the top position and setting her up for her eventual victory.

Remy Ong, who finished second in the semi-final round was neck to neck in competition with Tseng Su Fen (C.Tpe) in the first step-ladder match-up, but a turkey in the final frames decided the match for Ong.

Alice Tay
Singapore's Alice Tay

In the grand finale, Ong continued his tremendous form with eight strikes to overwhelm Tay 254 - 172 in the first match-up. In the final match-up, two costly missed spares in the third and fourth frames opened up the game for Tay who had also missed a spare in the second frame. After which, Tay stuck to Ong like a leech; matching Ong spare for spare, strike for strike to clinch the Super Classic 2001 title and the S$15,000 prize money.

Remy Ong
1st runner-up, Remy Ong

In the earlier semi-final rounds, tournament favourite and Super Classic 2000 winner, Jouni Helminen (Fin) who had led going into the final game, bowled a disappointing 194 score to falter into fourth position and missed out on a spot in the step-ladder finals by a mere 2 pinfalls. The Finn told Bowling Asia after the game: " I bowled badly in the last game. I am disappointed, but I love the city and I love bowling here, so I'll definitely be back next year."

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Remy Ong
2nd runner-up, Jouni Helminen

Day 2
Finnish bowler, Jouni Helminen leads the pack

23rd March, Singapore: After posting a blistering 220 average on the first day of competition, 1998 World Bowler of the Year, Tim Mack created yet another stir on the lanes at Cathay Bowl, Safra Tampines. As he took up his stance to deliver the all- important twelve strike, the anticipation and excitement in the centre was electrifying. Mack looked well on his way to collecting the S$100,000 cashier's cheque as his ball took its usual route towards the 1-3 pocket.

Tim Mack
Tim Mack of USA

However, his entry was a pinch too high and the elusive pin 4 was left standing; staring stubbornly at Mack. Mack is currently in second spot with a two-day pinfall total of 4337.

Silky smooth, Jouni Helminen leads the standings with a 2170 series for a two-day pinfall total of 4356. Meanwhile, the local boys made their moves for a spot in the last twenty; Remy Ong bowled an impressive 2145 series for a two-day pinfall total of 4123 to claim the 11th position. Veterans Sandra Segaran (2073 series; 4146; 10th), Roger Tuar (2046 series; 4114; 13th) and Jesmine Ho (2038 series; 4120; 12th) also consolidated their positions for the semi-final round. National Squad members Lim Zhong (2059 series; 4056; 21st), Faizal Chew (2141 series; 4052; 22nd), Lee Yu Wen (2137 series; 4052; 23rd) and Vincent Lim (2089 series; 4044; 24th) stepped up their performances after an ordinary first day as they attempt to claim their rights to bowl on Saturday.

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Day 1
Super Star line up off to a good start

22nd March, Singapore: The Super Classic with its "super star" lineup of keglers has certainly lived up to its billing as the most prestigious bowling event in South East Asia and possibly, Asia too. The mass of quality bowlers participating and their high standards of performance in the competition further reconfirms the Super Classic 2001's significance in the region, surpassing even the ESPN Asian Bowling Tour.

Tournament favourites, Tim Mack (2256; 2nd), Jouni Helminen (2202; 3rd), Tom Hahl (2094; 10th) and Andrew Frawley (2144; 6th) were in fine form as they dominated the lanes at Cathay Bowl, Safra Tampines. The spinner contingent from Chinese Taipei also did well with Ku Ching Her (2256) leading the standings after the first block of ten games. The local ladies trio of Yap Seok Kim (2116; 8th), Jesmine Ho (2082; 13th) and Jennifer Tan (2075; 15th) showed their mettle as they led the local assault on the Super Classic title. Newly crowned TOC champion, Teh Yew Seng is also in the running with a pinfall total of 2071 in 18th spot.

Judging by the high scoring act on the first day of the qualifying round, Bowling Asia reckons that in order to qualify for the semi-finals on Saturday, prospective qualifiers would have to bowl at least a 206 pinfall average to make the final 20 cut. The quality and diversity of styles on display definitely beckons a trip down to Tampines to witness some of the finest bowling action in Asia.

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