Meanwhile, Malaysia, who has failed to win a medal in the last two SEA Games in the trios event since winning it in Bangkok in 2007, finally took the gold with 3835. Esther Cheah, two gold medallist, Sin Li Jane and anchorwomen, Shalin Zulkifli edged arch-rival Singapore by 50 pins for a well-deserved victory.
Singapore's New Hui Fen, Shayna Ng and Cherie Tan settled for the silver medal with 3795 despite two superb games in the fourth and fifth games.
Malaysia's second trio of Natasha Roslan, Syaidatul Afifah and Siti Safiyah Amirah gave plenty of joy to the Malaysian contingent, especially the the visiting Y.B. Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports and the Chairman of the Malaysian Organising Committee (MASOC), who was on site to witness a thrilling battle.
The Malaysian trio rolled 628, 680 and 643 in their second block to clinch the bronze medal with 3785, just ten pins from Singapore. Philippines took fourth position with 3652 while Indonesia's Aldila Indryati, Nadia Pramanik and Tannya Roumimper completed the top five with 3603.