Singapore wins first gold medal at 23rd Asian Championships in Women's Trios


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    Korean trios earn silver and bronze

    2015AsCTriosNgYeoNew.jpgHolding a 27-pin lead heading into the second three-game block of the Women's Trios event, Geraldine Ng, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen (pictured left, l-r; photos courtesy of TTBA) posted the second-highest series on long oil to maintain a four-pin lead and to win the first gold medal for Singapore at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships.

    The Singaporeans widened their lead over Korea by 44 pins behind a 677 opening game (fourth game overall) and finished with 635 and 687 for 1999 series (222.11) and 3899 total, an overall average of 216.61.

    New led the team with 1367, Yeo was next with 1281 including a 696 on the long pattern, and Ng contributed 1251.

    2015AsCTriosJungSonJeon.jpgThe Korean women, who won four out of six titles at the 2012 Asian Championships in Hong Kong and also four gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in the United States, took the silver and bronze medal but they are still waiting for their first gold medal in this Championships.

    Starting the day in second place, Jung Da Wun, Son Yun Hee and Jeon Eun Hee (right, l-r) rolled the highest 20122 series today (224.67) but fell four pins short to remain in second place and to settle for silver with 3895 (216.39). Jung posted the field-best 743 series on long oil.

    2015AsCTriosJunLeeKim.jpg2015AsCTriosLarasatiRoumimperPramanik.jpgTheir team mates Jun Gwi Ae, Lee Young Seung and Kim Jin Sun (left, l-r) posted 1974 (219.33), the third-highest block of the day (next was 1874) to jump from eighth to third place and to secure the bronze medal with 3776 total and an average of 209.78. Kim led the effort with 702 and 1294.

    Alisha Nabila Larasati, Tannya Roumimper, and Nadia Pramanik (left, l-r) of Indonesia (right, l-r) slipped from third to fourth place with 3674 (204.11) behind an 1811 series on long oil.

    Sin Li Jane of Malaysia remained atop the leaderboard in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) after three disciplines with 4074, an average of 226.33, but her lead shrank from 141 to 56 pins.

    Jung Da Wun leaped from fourth to second place with (223.22) thanks to a 1350 series in Trios. Misaki Mukotani of Japan and Jeon Eun Hee slipped one spot to third and fourth place with 3951 and 3947. respectively.

    With 18 of 24 games in the books, Joey Yeo holds the 16th and last place to advance to the Masters competition with 3738 (207.67).

    Men's trios squads A and B will bowl their second block this afternoon and evening. The women are done for today and will return Friday afternoon for the first block of the five-player Team event on long oil.

    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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