Choi Jin A finishes strong to claim Women's All Events title

    12/08/06

    15th Asian Games

    Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar (Dec. 3-10, 2006)

    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Asian Games Team silver medalist and Trios bronze medalist Choi Jin A from Korea waited until the last three-game block to move atop the leaderboard in Women's All Event. Jin A shot 1282 in Singles, 1356 in Doubles, 1354 in Trios and 1347 in the Team event en route to claim the gold medal with 5339, an average of 222.46 over 24 games on dual lane condition.

    Singles and Team champion Esther Cheah, Malaysia, earned the silver medal with 5296 (220.67). Valerie Teo beat out team mate Jennifer Tan, Singapore, for the bronze medal with Singapore 5245 to 5187.

    Defending Masters champion Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, landed in fifth place with 5178. Kanako Ishimine, Japan, who led the field of 77 women from 16 countries after 21 games slipped to sixth place, 5171.

    Individual totals from Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team are combined to determine the All Events winner. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in All Events - but only two players from one country in each division - advance to Masters play. The Koreans had five players among the top 10 and all six among the top 16.

    The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 16 games will determine the champion in a stepladder final (one-game matches).

    The following players advanced to the Masters finals:

    1. Choi Jin A, Korea
    2. Esther Cheah, Malaysia
    3. Valerie Teo, Singapore
    4. Jennifer Tan, Singapore
    5. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia
    6. Kanako Ishimine, Japan
    7. Kim Yeau Jin, Korea
    12. Putty Armein, Indonesia
    13. Apple Posadas, Philippines
    14. Yang Suiling, China
    17. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines
    18. Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand
    20. Happy Soediyono, Indonesia
    21. Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan
    23. Zhang Yuhong, China
    25. Tsai Hsin Yi, Chinese Taipei


    Women's All Events - Final Standings after 24 Games





    Ishimine refuses to fall in Women's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Kanako Ishimine from Japan, who overtook the lead in the women's All Events after posting an outstanding 1502 six-game total in Doubles (250.33 average), has a slim 6-pin lead going into the final three games on Friday.

    Ishimine had 567 in her three games in the team event to hold on to the lead with 4636 pinfall total, and an average of 220,76 for 21 games. Singles champion Esther Cheah from Malaysia narrowed the gap to six pins (4630) after a 634 series today.

    Third place belonged to Jennifer Tan, Singapore, with 4589 (218,52). Choi Jin A is the best Korean bowler in fourth with 4577 (217,95). Defending Asian Games Masters champion Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, is 8th with 4478 (213.24).

    Individual totals from Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team are combined to determine the All Events winner. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in All Events - but only two players from one country in each division - advance to Masters play. The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 16 games will determine the champion in a stepladder final (one-game matches).

    The Koreans have all six players among the top 16. Currently only Jin A and 10th-placed Kim Yeau Jin (4466) will advance. As Zandra Aziela , Malaysia (13th), Michelle Kwang , Singapore 14th), Xu Lan, China (23rd) and Wendy Chai, Malaysia (25th) are also not eligible thus far, Chou Miao Lin, Chinese Taipei, and Nadia Al Awadhi, Bahrain, who are tied for 26th place with 4256 (202,67), are the 'women on the bubble'.


    Women's All Events - Standings after 21/24 Games





    Ishimine remains atop the Women's All Events leaderboard


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Kanako Ishimine, the sole player in the 15th Asian Games in Qatar with a 1500-plus series thus far, remained atop the leaderboard in women's All Events after three out of four disciplines.

    Ishimine added a 1239 set in Trios to the 1328 from Singles and the outstanding 1502 in Doubles to lead the 77 women from 16 countries with 4069 pinfall total and an average of 226.06 for 18 games.

    Asian Games Singles champion Esther Cheah, Malaysia, narrowed the gap to 73 pins behind a 1299 series in Trios. Cheah has felled 3996 (222.00). Choi Jin A from Korea shot 1354 to move into third place with 3992 (221.78).

    Jin A's teammate Hwang Sun Ok used the highest trios series of 1440 to leap from 14th to sixth place with 3931 (218.39). Defending Asian Games Masters champion Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, used the second-best series (1371) to move among the top 16, who will advance to the Masters finals. Zulkifli is currently in 10th place with 3841 (213.39).

    Individual totals from Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team are combined to determine the All Events winner. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in All Events - but only two players from one country in each division - advance to Masters play. The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 16 games will determine the champion in a stepladder final (one-game matches).


    Women's All Events - Standings after 18/24 Games





    Ishimine continues to lead Women's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Women's Doubles bronze medalist Kanako Ishimine from Japan had a 638-series in the first block of the women's Trios event en route to hold on to the lead in All Events with 3468 15-game total and an average of 231.20.

    Singles champ Esther Cheah, Malaysia, and Doubles gold medalist Valerie Teo, Singapore, moved into second and third with 3376 and 3331, resp.

    Individual totals from Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team are combined to determine the All Events winner. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in All Events - but only two players from one country in each division - advance to Masters play. The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 16 games will determine the champion in a stepladder final (one-game matches).


    Women's All Events - Standings after 15/24 Games





    Ishimine cracks 1500-bar to lead Women's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Women's Doubles bronze medalist Kanako Ishimine from Japan became the first player in the 15th Asian Games, who cracked the 1500-bar, a 250 average for six games. Ishimine posted a 1502 total (250.33) including a 289 high game to overtake the lead in All Events after 12 of 24 games with 2830 pinfall total and an average of 235.83, the highest in both the men's and women's division.

    Former World Ranking Masters champion Jennifer Tan, Singapore is second with 2698, with Singles champion Esther Cheah, Malaysia, one pin behind in third at 2697. Doubles champion Michelle Kwang from Singapore is the woman on the bubble in 16th place with 2482 (206.83).

    Individual totals from Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team are combined to determine the All Events winner. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in All Events - but only two players from one country in each division - advance to Masters play. The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 16 games will determine the champion in a stepladder final (one-game matches).


    Women's All Events - Standings after 12/24 Games