PBA-WBT H.H. Emir Cup 2019
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5th March, Doha: Overnight Squad B leader, Muhd Jaris Goh of Singapore took over the lead of the qualifying standings after winning the second high series award at the PBA-WBT H.H. Emir Cup 2019 on Tuesday.

Jaris Goh did not have the best start in the second block managing only 188 which saw his 80-pin lead cut to 55 when Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar shot 213 to remain in second. 2017 World Championships Trios gold medallist, Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong fired a superb 255 to take over third spot.

The Singaporean recovered well with 228 in the eighth game before moving into top gear with two scintiallting games of 279 and 269 in the ninth and tenth to pull 152 pins away his nearest opponents.

Al-Jaber added 219, 248 and 211 to regain second spot while the Hong Kong national knocked down 204, 222 and 257 to take up third. South Africa's Francois Louw gradually moved up after a sizzlinng 290 in the ninth game followed by 221 in the tenth.


Squad B top 3, Wu Siu Hong, Muhd Jaris Goh and Yousef Al-Jaber

There was simply no stopping the Singaporean as he romped home with 233 and 269 to win the squad and the second high series award with an improved 1465 for a total 2921. Al-Jaber held on to second position with 2664, 257 pins adrift.

Wu came home third with 2623 on an improved second series of 1395. Louw finished fourth with 2576 while 2017 H.H. Emir Cup champion, Jassim Al-Muraikhi of Qatar rounded out the top five with 2569. Abdulrahman M Jaidah of Qatar, who was third in the first block could only finih seventh with 2500.

After two squads, Muhd Jaris Goh led the qualifying standings followed by Squad A winner, Ghanim Aboujassoum of Qatar in second with 2696. Al-Jaber is third with 2664 while Wu, Louw and Al-Muraikhi took up fourth to sixth positions.

Singapore's Alex Chong finished seventh with 2519 ahead of Mansoor Al-Awamy occupying eighth position reserved for Qatari not in the top 7. The top 8 would earn a bye and automatically advance to Step 2 finals.

Jaidah headed the second bracket in ninth position while Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang rounded out the top 10 with 2496. Current cut at 25th position is occupied by Jove Reolo Marano of Philippines with 2253, averaging 187.75.


Muhd Jaris Goh winning the second high series award of US$200

With two additional squads to make their qualifying rounds, the cut is definitely going to be higher. Squad C first block of six games will commence later today and will complete their second block tomorrow morning. Squad D will follow thereafter and end on March 7.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Doha, Qatar.

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