Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang is the top seed in Men's Masters stepladder finals


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    Korea's Hong Hae Sol takes on Kuwait's Mostafa Al-Mousawi in the opening match



    2015AsCRyanLalisang2.jpgRyan Lalisang of Indonesia (pictured left; photos courtesy of TTBA), who led the top 16 men in All-Events (above) after the first eight games on medium oil, posted the field-best 1878 series on long oil Monday to earn the No. 1 seed for the Men's Masters stepladder finals starting at 5 p.m. local time (ICT) at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The former Asian Games Singles champion averaged 234.75 average for the second eight games and added 50 bonus pins for his 5-3 won-lost record. After 15 games of round robin match play and a final position round match, Lalisang had 3901 total (12-4 W-L) and an overall average of 236.31.

    2015AsCHongHaeSol2.jpg2015AsCMostafaAlMousawi3.jpgTrailing Lalisang by 145 pins to finish in second place was Hong Hae Sol (left) of Korea, who leaped from fourth to second place with 3756 total (227.88 average) behind an 1835 series and after winning all but one match today.

    Mostafa Al-Mousawi (right) maintained third place to take the last spot to qualify for the stepladder finals with 3714 total an overall record of 11-5. Al-Mousawi beat out Koreans Choi Bok Eum (3616), who fell from second to fourth place, and Kim Jun Yung (3606), who leaped from 10th to fifth place behind the second-best 1839 series.

    Hong and Al-Mousawi meet in the opening match of the stepladder finals with the winning advancing to the title match.

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