5th October, Kuwait: Grace Gella of Philippines, Celilie J. Mortensen Dam of Denmark, Daphne Tan of Singapore and Siti Safiyah Amirah of Malaysia sailed into next round of the 2023 IBF World Bowling Championships after winning their Group C and D preliminaries.
Gella won all her five matches for a total of 15 points and a total pinfalls of 1030 to top Pool 1. In a three-way tie-breaker amongst Baek Seung Ja of Korea, Birgit Noreiks of Germany and Colleen Pee of Singapore, Baek defeated the German and Singaporean to win 9th and 10th frame tie-breaker and progressed into the next round.
Cecillie Jeanette Mortensen Dam of Denmark maxed out by winning all her five matches to confirm her spot in the next round with 15 points. Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia claimed second spot in Pool 2 to join the Dane in the next round with 12 points from four wins.
Daphne Tan of Singapore won four matches to take top spot in Pool 3 with 12 points to top Pool 3. In the second three-way tie-breaker amongst Jung Da Wun of Korea, Florentine Burmeister of Germany and Lara Posadas-Wong of Philippines, the German crashed out with the lowest score while the Korean and the Filipina tied again.
Jung prevailed another roll-off beating Posadas-Wong to clinch second spot and joining Tan in the next round. Siti Safiyah Amirah won all her five matches to cruise into the next round with 15 points. Jennifer Besana of Canada finished second with 12 points to join the Malaysian in the next round.
The remaining two groups E and F with two pools each, will end the Women's Singles Round 1 preliminaries tomorrow morning. The 24 finalists will divided into four groups in a 5-game Round-Robin Matchplay. The winner of each group will advance to the semi-finals and final shootout.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Kuwait.