22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships to start on Monday, Sept. 3rd


    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 2-11, 2012)



    ABFLogo_small.jpg2011HKTBCLogo_small.jpg The 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships will be held from Sept. 2-11, 2012 at Hong Kong Bowling City, a 48-laner in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. The championships start on Monday, Sept. 3rd, with the official practice and the opening ceremonies.

    24 of the 38 member federations of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) have confirmed participation: Australia, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peoples Republic Of Korea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Uzbekistan, and the host country Hong Kong.

    Each team consists of maximum six male and six female bowlers. Men and women compete in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-player Team, All Events and Masters.

    22nd Asian Championships will be contested on two oil pattern - a 36 ft. short pattern and a 41 ft. medium pattern, which will be conditioned by Kegel using the battery powered Kustodian ION Sport Model. Lane conditioner and lane cleaner of choice for the championships are Infinity and Defense C.

    Singles (six games on short oil) and Doubles (six games on long oil) will be contested on one oil pattern, while Trios and Team will feature both oil patterns (three games on each pattern). The players with the highest pinfall total after six games will be declared the champions.

    The top 16 players in All Events (24 games; individual pinfall total in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team event) will advance to the Masters finals which will be played on dual lane condition.

    The All Events standings will also determine the Asian qualifiers for 2013 Combined World Championships in Las Vegas, USA, as well as the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia.

    The top 12 countries in each gender with the highest All Events total of the top five players will qualify for the men's and women's division of the World Championships. The top eight countries with the highest All Events total of the top five men plus the top five women qualify for the World Games.


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    2012 Asian Championships - Schedule at a glance

    Saturday, Sept. 1 - ABF Executive Committee Meeting, Ball Registration, Unofficial Practice,
    Sunday, Sept. 2 - 22nd ABF General Assembly, Ball Registration, Unofficial Practice, Team Managers Meeting
    Monday, Sept. 3 - Ball Registration, Official Practice, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception
    Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Singles (six games on short oil)
    Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Doubles (six games on long oil)
    Thursday, Sept. 6 - Trios Block 1 (three games on long oil)
    Friday, Sept. 7 - Trios Block 2 (three games on short oil)
    Saturday, Sept. 8 - Teams Block 1 (three games on short oil)
    Sunday, Sept. 9 - Teams Block 2 (three games on long oil)
    Monday, Sept. 10 - Masters Block 1 (eight games on long oil)
    Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Masters Block 2 (eight games on short oil), Stepladder Finals, Victory Banquet
    Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Departure of Teams


    Defending Champions - Men's Division

    Cho Young-Seon, Korea, 1433, 238.83

    Korea (Hong Hae-Sol, Choi Yong-Kyu), 2682, 223.50

    Malaysia (Muhd Nur Aiman, Syafiq Ridhwan, Aaron Kong), 3989, 221.61

    Korea (Choi Bok-Eum, Choi Yong-Kyu, Suh Sang-Cheon, Hong Hae-Sol, Cho Young-Seon, Jang Dong-Chul), 6476, 215.87

    All Events
    Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 5358, 223.25

    Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait


    Defending Champions - Women's Division

    Lexi Nicoll, Australia, 1390, 231.67

    Singapore (Daphne Tan, Bernice Lim), 2703, 225.25

    Korea (Son Yun-Hee, Shin Bo-Hyun, Gye Min-Young), 3851, 213.94

    Korea (Hwang Sun-Ok, Hong Su-Yeon, Jeon Eun-Hee, Son Yun-Hee, Gye Min-Young), 6427, 214.23

    All Events
    Hwang Sun-Ok, Korea, 5287, 220.29

    Hwang Sun-Ok, Korea