Bowling: Singapore's Cherie Tan wins Euro-Med Storm Int'l Masters Challenge

Singapore bowler Cherie Tan won the Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge in Manila on Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015.
Singapore bowler Cherie Tan won the Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge in Manila on Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015. PHOTO: SINGAPORE BOWLING FEDERATION

SINGAPORE - National bowler Cherie Tan was crowned champion at the Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge in Manila on Tuesday night, beating Biboy Rivera of the Philippines en route to the championship.

The 26-year-old Singaporean beat her opponent 276-248 in the final match, recovering from a 191-229 loss in the first game of the final. As top seed going into the stepladder finals, Tan had a one-game advantage.

She earned 800,000 pesos (S$23,987) for the win.

The tournament is a mixed-gender event and featured some of bowling's most recognisable names. Rivera is a former world champion, having won the World Tenpin Bowling Association world championships in 2006, and the 2010 Asian Games men's singles champion.

Other notable names at the event included Finland's Osku Palermaa, who won the men's singles title at the lucrative Bowling World Open in July in Japan.