Ong, Ng capture Singapore's first gold in Men's Doubles at IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship


    2008 CTBC

    Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

    2008CTBCShaunNgRemyOng.jpg Shaun Ng and Remy Ong (l-r) captured the title in the men's doubles event at the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Northern Ireland en route to win the first gold medal for Singapore.

    Photo courtesy of NITBF.

    The Singaporeans had four games between 441 and 461 and a high game of 506 and a low game of 403 to lead the 16 countries on short oil with 2730 six-game total and an average of! 227.50. World and Asian games champion Ong lead the duo with 1390, the highest series of all 32 competitors, and Ng added 1340.

    Paul Moor and Darren Cundy, England, who started with a 511 game finished in second place with 2678 (223.17) to win the silver medal.

    Singles champion Mohd Nur Aiman and Syafiq Ridhwan finished with a 453 game to secure the bronze medal with 2635 (219.58).

    Canadians Mark Buffa and Joe Ciach led the field after four games with 1850 (231.25) including a 535 game (Buffa 290, Ciach 245) but closed out the six-game series with two sub-par games, 380 and 362, and slipped all the way out of the medals to land in fourth place with 2592 (216.00).

    Nur Aiman held on to the lead in All Events with 2895 pinfall total and an average of 241.25 after 12 games. Ong is a distant second with 2738 (228.17) with Moor in third at 2718 (226.50).

    32 men from 16 Commonwealth countries, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Cyprus, England, Gibraltar, Guernsey, India, Jersey, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Wales and the host Northern Ireland participate in the championships.

    2008 CTBC Men's Doubles - Final Standings

    Men's All Events after 12 games