Hong Kong's men shoot big last game to capture the coveted Team gold medal

    09/09/12

    Hong Kong

    Defending champion Korea has to settle for silver, UAE gets bronze; Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat wins gold in All Events, Hong Hae-Sol (KOR) takes silver and Yousif Falah (BHR) bronze

    2012AsCHongKongMen5.jpgEric Tseng, Michael Mak, Michael Tsang, Wicky Yeung and Wu Siu Hong (pictured left with Joshua Chow) gave the host country Hong Kong its first gold medal of the 22nd Asian Championships when they captured the coveted title in the Men's Team event Sunday at Hong Kong Bowling City.

    2012AsCKoreaMen2.jpgThe five-player team finished with a huge 1142 last game on the medium oil pattern to overtake defending champion Korea with 6427 pinfall total and an average of 214.33. Mak, who shot 267 in his last game, led the team with 1345 and was followed by Yeung (1299), Tsang (1291), Hong (1286) and Tseng (1206).

    Korea's Hong Hae-Sol, Lee Ik-Kyu, Choun Jae-Woo, Cho Young-Seon, Choi Yong-Kyu and Lim Dong-Sung (right), who led after the first block on short oil, fell behind Hong Kong after the first game Sunday, 4238 to 4223, but regained the lead with 1109 in game five. However, the Koreans had to settle for the silver medal after finishing with 1028 and 6360 total (212.00).

    2012AsCUAEMen2.jpgUAE's Shaker Al-Hassan, Sultan Al-Qubaisi, Mahmood Al-Attar, Hussain Al-Suwaidi and Naif Oqab (left with Sayed Al-Hashemi) used a 1077 in the last game to overtake Malaysia and Macau to grab the bronze medal with 6137 (204.57).

    2012AsCYannaphonLarpapharat2.jpgThailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat (right) secured the gold medal in All Events (individual total pinfall in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) with 5328 and an average of 222.00. Korea's Hong Hae-Sol used a 702 series to leap from fourth to second place to earn the silver medal with 5277 (219.88). Yousif Falah of Bahrain took the bronze medal with 5262 (219.25).

     The top 16 in the All Events standings advanced to the Masters finals which will conclude the Championships. The first block of eight games will be bowled Monday at 9 a.m. on medium oil and the second block on short oil starts Tuesday morning at the same time. The top three after 16 games advance to the stepladder finals at 12.30 p.m. (women) and 2.40 p.m. (men), respectively.

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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 Team event - Final Standings after six games


    First block on short oil, second block on medium oil

     

     

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    Men's All Events - Final Standings after 24 games

     

    The top 16 players advance to the Masters finals