Korean women end winless streak in five-player Team event, All-Events in Thailand


    2015 AsC Thailand

    Korean fivesome start second block on medium oil with 1182 game to cruise to victory at 23rd Asian Championships; Jung Da Wun captures the gold medal in All-Events

     Korea with Jung Da Wun, Jun Gwi Ae, Kim Jin Sun, Lee Young Seung, Jeon Eun Hee and Son Yun Hee averaged 207.33 on medium oil to overtake long-oil leader Singapore en route to win the gold medal in the prestigious five-player Team event in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships.

    From top left clockwise - Lee, Jun, Kim, Son, Jeon and Jung. Click image for larger view. Photos courtesy of TTBA.

    Trailing Singapore by 15 pins heading into the second three-game block, the Koreans came out of the gates with a huge 1182 game, by far the highest game of the day (second-best was 1076), to shoot into the lead and never looked back. The reigning Team World Champion finished with 946 and 982 for 3110 pinfall and 6439 total, an overall average of 214.63.

    It was the first gold medal for the Korean women after an unusual winless streak of four events at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Korea's Jung Da Wun, who contributed 675 on medium oil, earned the gold medal in All-Events.

    2015AsCWomenTeamSingapore2.jpg2015AsCWomenTeamMalaysia2.jpgAsian Games Team champion Singapore (left) with Daphne Tan, Bernice Lim, Geraldine Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen averaged 194.33 on the medium pattern including games of 929, 1014 and 972 (2915) to slip to second place with 6259 total (208.63) and to settle for the silver medal.

    Starting the day in fifth place, Malaysia (right with coach Holloway Cheah, left) with Syaidatul Afifah, Natasha Roslan, Dayang Khairuniza, Sin Li Jane and Hee Kar Yen was the only other team besides Korea which surpassed the 3000-mark (200 average) to leap two spots into third place to earn the bronze medal with 6175 (205.83).

    The Malaysians had two of just five games over 1000 (200 average) by the 12 women teams today sandwiching 922 between 1055 and 1076 for 3053 (203.53).

    2015AsCWomenTeamChineseTaipei2.jpg2015AsCWomenTeamJapan.jpgDefending Asian Team champion Chinese Taipei (left) with Tsai Hsin-Yi, Pan Yu-Fen, Chang Yu-Hsuan, Li Shiau-Ping, Chien Hsiu-Lan and Wang Ya-Ting remained in fourth place with 6069 (202.30), 106 pins off the pace for the medals.

    Japan (right) with Mirai Ishimoto, Futaba Imai, Shinobu Saito, Haruna Nojima, Misaki Mukotani and Kana Shimoide was further 26 pins behind in fifth place with 6043 (201.43). Tannya Roumimper, Novie Phang, Sharon Limansantoso, Nadia Pramanik and Alisha Nabila Larasati of Indonesia fell from third to sixth place with 5934 (197.80) behind a 2747 series (183.13) on medium oil.

    The Team event also decided the medals in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams).

    2015AsCWomenAEMukotaniJungSinLi.jpgJung Da Wun (center) of Korea, who was mere 12 pins off the lead after 21 games, finished with 279, 185 and 211 to overtake Japan's Misaki Mukotani (left) and to claim the gold medal with 5328 and an average of 222 for 24 games.

    Mukotani, who had 623 today, slipped to second place to earn the silver medal with 5288 and an average of 220.33. Sin Li Jane (right) of Malaysia maintained third place with a 601 set to secure the bronze medal with 5220 (217.50).

    Singapore's Daphne Tan took the 16th and last spot to advance to the Masters competition with 4994 (208.08). The top 16 consist of five players from Korea and five from Malaysia, three from Singapore, two from Japan and one from Indonesia.

    The top 16 men and 16 women bowl two eight-game blocks of round robin match play (10 pins bonus per win, 5 for a tie) starting from scratch. The first block on Sunday will be played on medium oil, while the second block on Monday will be contested on long oil.

    The top 3 with the highest 16-game total including bonus pins will bowl for the medals in the stepladder finals slated for Monday, 5 p.m. local time.

    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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