Korea's Kim Moon-Jeong, USA's Chris Barnes earn the No. 1 seed for the Masters finals


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    Kim, her team mates Son Yun-Hee, Ryu Seo-Yeon and Liz Johnson (USA) advance to the women's semifinals; Barnes will be joined in the men's medal round by Koreans Cho Young-Seon, Shin Seung-Hyeon and Kim Jun-Yung

    2013WCChrisBarnes.jpg2013WCKimMoonJeong2.jpgKim Moon-Jeong (pictured left) of Korea and Team USA's Chris Barnes (right) led the women's and men's round robin match play round on Thursday afternoon en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Friday's medals round of the World Championships Masters event.

    Barnes, a five-time World Champion, who went into the Masters competition with a 210-pin advantage due to his outstanding performance in All-Events (combined qualifying results in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team), led the men's field after the first six-game round this morning and widened his lead to 250 pins in round robin.

    2013WCChoYoungSeon.jpg2013WCShinSeungHyeon.jpgThe 15-time PBA champion, who has won the gold medals in Doubles and All-Events in this Championships, toppled 1525 pins and won five of his seven matches to finish with 8535 total including 100 bonus and an average of 227.97 for 37 games.

    All-Events silver medalist Cho Young-Seon (left) won his last two matches with games of 244 and 267 to regain second place with 8285 (222.30) despite a 3-4 match play record.

    Cho's compatriot Shin Seung-Hyeon (right), who moved from 17th to seventh place in Round One, continued hot hand to finish in third place with 8214 (218.76) and the field-best 7-1 won-lost record.

    2013WCBillONeillSinglesGold.jpg2013WCKimJunYung.jpgSitting in fifth place heading into the final match against fourth-place Bill O'Neill (left), United States, Shin needed to win by 23 pins to make the medal round. The Korean sent the Singles gold medalist packing with a 255-184 win.

    Kim Jun-Yung (right) of Korea took the fourth and last spot to advance with 8210 (4-3), while O'Neill had to settle for fifth place with 8166 (4-3).

    The fourth Korean, Park Jong-Woo, landed in sixth place with 8160 (5-2) and was followed by Martin Larsen of Sweden in seventh place with 7896 (1-6) and Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in eighth place with 7807 (0-7).

    2013WCLizJohnson2.jpg2013WCSonYunHee2.jpgOn the women's side, Team USA's Liz Johnson (left) is the lone non-Korean player in the medal round as the American leaped from fifth to second place with 8132 including the field best 1616 seven-game total in match play and a 4-3 won-lost record.

    Kim Moon-Jeong moved from fourth to first place behind a 1594 series and a 6-1 match play record to lead the women's field with 8226 total and an average of 219.08.

    Places three and four belonged to Trios World Champions Son Yun-Hee (right)  and Ryu Seo-Yeon (below left), who also won the Singles title. Son was just four pins behind Johnson with 8125 and Ryu was further three pins behind with 8125, both including 80 pins bonus.

    2013WCRyuSeoYeon2.jpg2013WCShannonOKeefe.jpgFifth-place Sin Li Jane of Malaysia was 144 pins off the pace for the top 4 with 7981 (3-4). Jazreel Tan of Singapore was sixth with 7935 (3-4).

    Shannon O'Keefe (right), United States, who won her fifth gold medal at World Championships yesterday in All-Events, finished in seventh place with 7935 (2-5). Eighth place belonged to Trios World Champion Lee Na-Young with 7879 (2-5).

    The top 4 men and women will return on Friday at 8.30 a.m. PDT for the semifinal match in which the No. 1 meets No. 4 and No. 2 bowls No. 3. The winners advance to the gold medal match to determine the Masters champion. All matches will be decided in one game.

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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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