Ryan Lalisang takes first-round lead in Men's Masters match play


    2015 AsC Thailand

    Indonesian averages 237.88 and wins seven of his eight matches on medium oil; Yeri Ramadona (INA) and Hong Hae Sol (KOR) bring the number of 300 games to six



    2015AsCRyanLalisang.jpg2015AsCChoiBokEum.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured left; photos courtesy of TTBA) of Indonesia averaged 237.88 in the first match play round to take the lead in the Men's Masters competition of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Sunday morning at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The 2006 Asian Games gold medalist in Singles had games of 268, 198, 235, 269, 279, 227, 216 and 211 on medium oil for 1903 and won all but one match (198) to lead the top 16 players (pictured on top) in All-Events with 1973 total including 70 bonus pins (10 per win, 5 for a tie).

    Multiple World, Asian Games and Championships gold medalist Choi Bok Eum (above right) of Korea was 79 pins behind in second place with 1844 (230.50) including high games of 290 and back-to-back 257 and a 5-3 won-lost record.

    2015AsCMostafaAlMousawi2.jpg2015AsCHongHaeSol.jpgThird place belonged to Mostafa Al-Mousawi (left) of Kuwait, who totaled 1880 including an 1830 series (228.75) and 50 bonus pins.

    Just outside the top 3, who will advance to the stepladder finals after another eight-game block on long oil, was All-Events bronze medalist Hong Hae Sol (right), who rolled the sixth 300 game of the Championships in the seventh game of his 1811 series (226.83) to sit in fourth place with 1851 including a 4-4 match play record.

    2015AsCYeriRamadona2.jpgYeri Ramadona (left) of Indonesia used the fifth perfecto in game four for 1756 total and a 5-3 won-lost record, good for ninth place.

    2015AsCMenAEIsmailParkHong.jpgAll-Events champion Park Jong Woo (pictured right, center, with silver medalist Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, left, and bronze medalist Hong Hae Sol, Korea, right) averaged 210.25 and lost five matches to sit in 12th place with 1712, 168 pins off the pace for the medals.

    The men are done for today and will return Monday for another seven games of round robin match play plus a final position round match starting at 1.30 p.m. Indochina Time (ICT). The top 3 players with the highest 16-game total including bonus pins will bowl for the medals in the stepladder finals slated for Monday, 5 p.m.

    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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    2013 Asian Championships - Men's Masters Round 1 Results

    First block on medium oil, second block on long oil; top three after 16 games advance to the stepladder finals


    300 games (6) - Yusuf Al-Awahdi, Bahrain; Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait; Takuya Miyazawa, Japan; Johnathan Chan, Malaysia; Yeri Ramadona, Indonesia; Hong Hae Sol, Korea.