Singapore's New Hui Fen earns No. 1 seed for Women's Masters stepladder finals


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    Korea's Son Yun Hee and Malaysia's Sin Li Jane square off in the semifinal match



    2015AsCNewHuiFen2.jpgNew Hui Fen (pictured left; photos courtesy of TTBA) of Singapore earned the No. 1 seed for the Women's Masters stepladder finals of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Monday, 5 p.m. ICT at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Her opponent in the gold medal match will be determined between Korea's Son Yun Hee and Sin Li Jane of Malaysia.

    New, who held a 251-pin lead after the first eight games of round robin match play on medium oil yesterday, averaged 236.13 on long oil Monday morning to widen her lead to 308 pins and is one win away from the gold medal.

    New toppled the field-best 1889 pins and added 50 bonus pins for her 5-3 won-lost record to lead the top 16 in All-Events (pictured above) with 4038 and an overall average of 244.88.

    2015AsCSonYunHee.jpg2015AsCSinLiJane.jpgSon (left), the reigning World Champion in Masters, who rolled the first 300 game by a woman in this Championships and just the second in Asian Championships history in the first block, won all eight matches today including a 216-211 win over New in the final position round match to leap from sixth to second place with 3730 (226.25).

    Sin Li (right) matched Son's leapfrog moving from seventh to third place with 3675 (224.38) including a 4-3-1 won-lost-tie record today.

    Jeon Eun Hee of Korea, the first woman to roll a 300 game in Asian Championships (2008) defeated Sin Li in the position round match, 249-236 but could not make up enough ground and had to settle for fourth place with 3630 (222.50).

    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 - Women's Masters Round Robin Match Play

    15 games round robin match play plus position round match; 10 pins bonus for each win, 5 for a tie; first block on medium oil, second block on long oil; top three advance to the stepladder finals

    300 games (1) - Son Yun Hee, Korea.