Sin Li-Jane cruises to the gold medal in Women's Singles in Hong Kong


    Hong Kong

    Malaysian outaverages her nearest competitor by 16 pins; South Korea's Jeon Eun-Hee and Jung Da-Wun capture silver and bronze

    2012AsCSinLiJane.jpg2012AsCJeonEunHeeGyeMinYoung.jpgMalaysia's Sin Li-Jane (pictured left) started in the first of three squads in Women's Singles at the 22nd Asian Championships in Hong Kong and fired games of 259, 246, 203, 213, 257 and 226 for 1404 total and an average of 234. None of the other competitors - women and men - could match her score and Sin cruised to the first gold.

    The winner outaveraged her nearest competitor, Korea's Jeon Eun-Hee (pictured right with team mate Gye Min-Young, right), who also bowled in Squad 1, by 16 pins. The multiple World and Asian champion was the lone woman, who surpassed the 1300 mark to take the silver medal with 1308 (218.00) including two games each in the 230s, 220s and 190s.

    2012AsCJungDaWunKimMoonJeon.jpg2012AsCCherieTan.jpgJeon's compatriots Jung Da-Wun and Kim Moon-Jeong (pictured left, l-r) moved into third and fourth place after leading Squad 2 with 1297 (216.17) and 1285 (214.17), respectively. Cherie Tan (right) of Singapore, who was third in Squad 2 took over fifth place overall with 1274 (212.33).

    The trio watched a strong charge by former World Champion Ann-Maree Putney of Australia, who led Squad 3 with 1263 (210.50) to settle for sixth place. Jung Da-Wun received the bronze medal.

     The action now shifts to the Doubles event, which will take place on Wednesday. Once again the field will be divided into three squads (9.10 a.m.; 2.10 and 7.30 p.m. local time) to bowl six games on the medium oil pattern.

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    2012AsCLogo.jpg The 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.

    Men and women compete in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters.

    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 and teams 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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    Women's Singles - Six games on short oil