Singaporean women lead as Team event reaches halfway mark at Asian Championships


    Hong Kong

    China and defending champion Korea in second and third place after the first three games on short oil; Cherie Tan (SIN) overtakes lead in All Events after 21/24 games with Kim Moon-Jeong (KOR) second and Daphne Tan (SIN) third

    2012AsCSingaporeWomen.jpg Singapore took the lead in the women's Team event at the Hong Kong Asian Championships after the first block of three games on the short oil pattern. The Singaporeans started with the 1092 high game of the day and added 949 and 1051 for 3092 total pinfall and an average of 206.13.

    Singapore was the sole team in the field of 13 countries which averaged over 200. Cherie Tan led the way with 747 (249 average) including games of 227, 242 and 278, and was followed Daphne Tan with 649, while New Hui-Fen added 574, Shayna Ng 564 and Jazreel Tan 558.

    2012AsCChinaWomen.jpg Chen Dong-Dong, Zhang Chun-Li, Zhang Yu-Hong, Yang Sui-Ling and Sun Hong-Dou of China (right) were 109 pins behind in second place with 2983 or an average of 198.87. Yang and Chen led the team with 675 and 674, resp.

    2012AsCKoreaWomen.jpg Defending champion Korea (left) with Kim Moon-Jeong, Jeon Eun-Hee, Lee Su-Jeong, Jung Da-Wun and Gye Min-Young was further nine pins behind in third place with 2974 (198.27).

    Another three countries also surpassed the 2900-bar. The Philippines were fourth with 2970 followed by Chinese Taipei and Malaysia in fifth and sixth place with 2925 and 2915, resp.

    Singapore's Cherie Tan used her 747 series to jump from fifth to first place in All Events after 21 of 24 games with 4516 total and an average of 215.05. Kim Moon-Jeong, Korea, and Daphne Tan, Singapore remained in second and third place with 4483 and 4459, resp. Sin Li-Jane of Malaysia, who led the field since her gold medal in Singles, slipped to fourth place with 4442.

    The women are done for today and will return on Sunday at 3 p.m. local time for the second block on the medium oil pattern. The last three-game block also decides the medals in All Events and the players who will advance to the Masters competition.

    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 Team event - Standings after the first block on short oil




    Women's All Events - Standings after 21 of 24 games