Al-Attar, Al-Suwaidi claim gold for UAE in Men's Doubles at HK Asian Championships


    Hong Kong

    Korea's Choun, Lim earn silver, bronze goes to Ridhwan, Zulkifli of Malaysia; Thailand's Yannaphon sets the pace in All Events with Al-Suwaidi in second and Aussie Meads in third

    2012AsCMahmoodAlAttarHussainAlSuwaidi.jpg2012AsCChounJaeWooLimDongSung.jpgMahmood Al-Attar and Hussain Al-Suwaidi (pictured left, l-r) claimed the first gold medal for UAE at the 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Wednesday in Men's Doubles. The Arabs totaled 2666 pins, an average of 222.17 in the last Squad (3) to overtake Squad 1 leader Korea by 37 pins. Al-Suwaidi led the team with 1368 and Al-Attar added 1298.

    Choun Jae-Woo and Lim Dong-Sung (right, l-r) set the pace in the first squad with 2629 (219.08) and remained unchallenged in the second squad. The duo had its high games of 479 and 481 in the fourth and fifth game but 408 in the last game cost them the gold medal. The Koreans received the silver medal.

    2012AsCZulmazranZulkifliSyafiqRidhwan.jpg2012AsCYousefAlJaberMansourAlAwamy.jpgMalaysia's Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan and Zulmazran Zulkifli (left, l-r) were second in Squad 3 with 2612 (217.57) to take the bronze medal, just 17 pins short of the silver medal.

    Yousef Al-Jaber and Mansour Al-Awamy (right, l-r) of Qatar led Squad 2 with 2603 (216.92) and were followed by Annop Arromsaranon and Yannaphon Larp-apharat of Thailand with 2600 (216.67) to finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

    2012AsCYannaphonLarpapharatAnnopArromsaranon.jpg 2012AsCChristopherCastleBrendanMeads.jpgYannaphon (left with Annop, right), who had the highest series of the championships so far with 1409 (234.83) including a 290, took over the lead in All Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) after 12 of 24 games with 2717 pinfall total and an average of 226.42. Al-Suwaidi leaped into second place with 2644 (220.33) and was followed by Brendan Meads (right with team mate Christopher Castle, left) of Australia, who used a 1401 series in Doubles for 2631 (219.25).

     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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    Men's Doubles - Six games on medium oil


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