Korean women take the lead in five-player Team event and All-Events


    2013 World Championships

    Korea leads Venezuela, Malaysia and Canada after three games on short oil; two-time gold medalist Ryu Seo-Yeon overtakes lead in All-Events heading into the last three-game block on long oil


    Singles and Trios gold medalist Ryu Seo-Yeon led her team mates Lee Na-Young, Kim Moon-Jeong, Baek Seung-Ja and Son Yun-Hee (pictured left) to a 3156 three game total, an average of 210.40, en route to overtake the pole position in the hunt for the coveted gold medal in the women's five-player team event.

    The Koreans started the block on the 33-feet Sydney oil pattern with the field-best 1122 game, followed by 1075 and despite finishing with a sub-par 959, the five some maintained a 67-pin lead over Venezuela.

    2013WCWomensTeamVEN.jpgRyu, the only player at this World Championships so far, men or women, who has won two gold medals, led the way with 664 and was followed by Kim (646), Lee (642, Son (607) and Baek (597).

    Venezuela's Patricia De Faria rolled the highest individual series of the day (692) including games of 251, 193 and 248 to lead her team mates Eny Diaz, Joan Gonzalez, Karen Marcano and Alicia Marcano (right) into second place with 3089 and an average of 205.93.

    2013WCWomensTeamMAS.jpgThe Venezuelans rebounded from a slow start (968) with games of 1081 and 1040.

    Siti Safiyah, Jacqueline Sijore, Esther Cheah, Shalin Zulkifli and Sin Li Jane (left) of Malaysia were further 48 pins behind to sit in third place with 3041 (202.73).

    2013WCWomensTeamCAN.jpgFormer World Champion Cheah, daughter of renowned Malaysian head coach Holloway Cheah, paced the team with 662 with Sin Li and Zulkifli close behind at 655 and 627, respectively.

    Rounding out the top four, who will advance to the medal round after another three-game block the 39-feet Seoul pattern, was Team Canada.

    2013WCWomensTeamSWE.jpgIsabelle Rioux, Jo-Ann Sanesac, Lynne Gauthier, Samantha How and Caroline Lagrange (right) toppled 3039 pins (202.60). Lagrange carried her team with 674 and Gauthier was next with 645.

    The best European team, Caroline Jonsson, Sandra Andersson, Isabelle Hultin, Joline Persson Planefors and Rebecka Larsen (left) from Sweden sit mere ten pins behind the Canadians in fifth place with 3029 (201.93).

    2013WCWomensTeamSIN.jpgSixth place Singapore was the only other team with a 200-plus average. Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen, Daphne Tan, Bernice Lim and Jazreel Tan (right), who won the silver medal in the Team event at the 2011 World Championships, toppled 3010 pins including games between 1029 and 980.

    2013WCWomensTeamGER.jpgSeventh place belonged to Germany (left) with 2986 with defending champion United States (below right) in eighth place at 2948 and Denmark in ninth place at 2931. Rounding out the top 10 was Team England with 2926.

    2013WCWomensTeamUSA2.jpgThanks to her 664 series Ryu Seo-Yeon overtook the lead in All-Events (combined qualifying results in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) with 4577 total and an average of 217.92. Singapore Bernice Lim (below right) is mere seven pins behind in second place with 4570 behind a 6777 series today.

    2013WCRyuSeoYeonSonYunHee.jpgRyu's team mate Son Yun-Hee (pictured left with Ryu Seo-Yeon, left) is further 10 pins behind Lim in third place with 4560.

    2013WCBerniceLim.jpgSin Li Jane is fourth with 4546, while Chinese Taipei spinners Wang Ya-Ting and Huang Chiung-Yao slipped out of the top three to fifth and sixth place with 4536 and 4520.

    Asian bowlers hold the top seven spots and eight out of the top 10 as the top-ranked American and European Zone bowlers, Caroline Lagrange of Canada (4502) and Diana Zavjalova of Latvia (4498) are sandwiched between Koreans Lee Na-Young and Baek Seung-Ja, who sit in seventh and eighth place with 4508 and 4479, resp.

    Team USA's Kelly Kulick holds 24th and last place to advance to the Masters finals with 4367 (207.95 average).

    2013WCTriosWomenJPNMukotaniMatsudaTeshima.jpgThe women will return on Wednesday afternoon for the second block on long oil starting at 2 p.m. PDT. The top four teams will advance to the Medal Round. The women's semifinals will held on Thursday starting at 5 p.m. The winner will advance to the championship match Friday at 12.45 p.m.

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    2013WCLogo.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships run from Aug. 16 thru 31, 2013 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. in the Las Vegas area. The Championships will award medals in six disciplines - Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.

    The entire competition will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. Bowling fans will be able to watch live and on demand for free. The schedule is available at BOWL.com/LiveStream.


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