Korea's Jung, Kim win Women's Doubles title at 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships


    Hong Kong

    Malaysia's Singles champion Sin and Sijore bowl low last game to settle for silver; Singapore's Ng, Tan move into third place in the last squad to take bronze; Sin, Kim, Jung lead in All Events after 12/24 games

    2012AsCJungDaWunKimMoonJeong.jpg2012AsCJacquelineSijoreSinLiJane.jpgKorea's Jung Da-Wun and Kim Moon-Jeong (pictured left, l-r) averaged 214.42 on the medium oil pattern to win the gold medal in Women's Doubles in the 22nd Asian Championships Wednesday at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China.

    Jung and Kim, who finished third and fourth in Tuesday's Singles event, totaled 2673 pins including high games of 453 and 451 and a low game of 404. Kim led the duo with 1331 and Jung added 1242. The Koreans, who needed a 419 final game in Squad 2 to beat Squad 1 leader Malaysia, finished with 427 for an eight-pin lead.

    Singles champion Sin Li-Jane and partner Jacqueline Sijore (above right, r-l) were targeting another gold medal for Malaysia after averaging over 220 for the first five games, but suffered a 358 final game to finish in second place with 2565 (213.75). Sin, who finished with 288 and 147, toppled 1251 pins while Singles world champion Sijore had 1314.

    2012AsCShaynaNgJazreelTan.jpg2012AsCChouChiaChenTsaiHsinYi.jpgDefending champion Singapore had to wait until the third and last squad before Shayna Ng and Jazreel Tan (left, l-r) posted a 2513 series (209.42) to help grab the bronze medal. The Singaporeans beat out Squad 2 runner-up Chou Chia-Chen and 2009 Trios world champion Tsai Hsin-Yi for (right, l-r) third place by just seven pins. The spinners from Taiwan had to settle for fourth place with 2506 (208.83).

    With 12 of 24 games in All Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) in the books, Sin Li-Jane maintained her lead with 2655 total and an average of 221.25. Doubles gold medalist Kim Moon-Jeong and Jung Da-Wun sit in second and third place with 2616 and 2539, respectively.

     The action now shifts to the Trios event, which will take place on Thursday and Friday. The field will be divided into two squads (9.10 a.m. and 1.20 p.m. local time) to bowl three games on the medium oil pattern Thursday) and three games on the short oil pattern (Friday).

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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 Doubles - Six games on medium oil


    Women's All Events - Standings after 12 of 24 games