Malaysia's Li Jane, Afifah out average the field to win Women's Doubles at Asian Championships


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    Places 2, 3 and 4 belong to Korean women; Sin Li Jane holds 183-pin lead as All-Events competition reaches halfway mark

    2015AsCSinLiJaneSyaidatulAfifah.jpgSin Li Jane and Syaidatul Afifah (pictured left, l-r, photos courtesy of TTBA) out averaged their nearest competitors by more than 11 pins to win the first gold medal for Malaysia in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Women's Doubles Tuesday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The duo had games of 469, 440, 451, 514, 468 and 431 on medium oil to lead the 37 doubles from 13 countries with 2773 total and an average of 231.08.

    2015AsCJungDaWunLeeYoungSeung.jpgLi Jane had the field-best 1451 series, an average of 241.83 including six games between 234 and 247. Afifah contributed 1322. The Malaysia established two championships records for three games (1413/235.50) and six games.

    Places 2, 3 and 4 belonged to the Korean teams. Jung Da Wun and Lee Young Seung (right, l-r) were 140 pins behind the Malaysians in Squad A en route to win the silver medal with 2633 total and an average of 219.42.

    2015AsCJeonEunHeeSonYunHee.jpg2015AsCJunGwiAeKimJinSun.jpgMultiple World Champions Jeon Eun Hee and Son Yun Hee (left, l-r) led Squad B with 2583 (215.25) to overtake their team mates Kim Jin Sun and Jun Gwi Ae (right, r-l; 2578/214.83) by five pins to take the bronze medal.

    Sin Li Jane, who won bronze in Singles with 1415 holds a 183-pin lead in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) as the competition has reached its halfway mark. Li Jane leads the 76 women from 14 countries with 2866 and an average of 238.83 for twelve games.

    Singles silver medalist Misaki Mukotani and gold medalist Mirai Ishimoto, both Japan, are distant second and third with 2683 and 2675, respectively. Jung Da Wun leaped into fourth place with 2668, while Jeon Eun Hee maintained fifth place with 2645.

    Action shifts to the Trios competition. The men will return Wednesday morning and afternoon for the first three-game block on medium oil. The women bowl their first block Wednesday evening and return Thursday morning for their second block on long oil. The men will conclude the event Thursday afternoon and evening.

    ABFLogo_small.jpg2015AsCLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, which were originally scheduled for May 2014, will be held from January 15-26 Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    201 athletes, 125 men and 76 women, from 22 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) member federations participate in the 23rd edition of the prestigious event. Each team consists of maximum six male and six female bowlers. 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.

    The 23rd Asian Championships will be contested on two oil pattern - a 39 foot medium pattern and a 48 foot long pattern, which will be conditioned by Kegel.

    Singles (six games on long oil) and Doubles (six games on medium oil) will be contested on one oil pattern, while Trios and Team will feature both oil patterns (three games on each pattern). The players with the highest pinfall total after six games will be declared the champions.

    The top 3 in All Events (24 games; individual pinfall total in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team event) receive the medals while the top 16 advance to the Masters finals. The top 3 after two eight-game blocks (first block on medium oil, second block on long oil) will determine the champions in the stepladder final.


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