Basil makes breakthrough

National bowler wins first international title in Qatar to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Singapore

H.H. Emir Cup champion Basil Ng was one of five Singaporean bowlers to reach the tournament's round of 32 in Doha.
H.H. Emir Cup champion Basil Ng was one of five Singaporean bowlers to reach the tournament's round of 32 in Doha.PHOTO: SINGAPORE BOWLING FEDERATION

The rejuvenation of the national men's bowling team received another boost on Monday as Singapore swept the podium positions at the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar.

Second seed Basil Ng captured his first international title after beating eighth seed Jaris Goh 387-374 (196-204, 191-170) in the two-game, total-pin final at the Qatar Bowling Centre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'Basil makes breakthrough'. Subscribe