Al Shaikh shoots highest series in Team event to secure gold medal in Men's All Events

    12/09/06

    15th Asian Games

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

    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Doubles champions Bader Al Shaikh posted the 1414 high score in the men's Team event to secure the gold medal in men's All Events. The Saudi Arabian had 1294 in Singles, 1392 in Doubles and 1382 in Trios to overtake the lead after three events. His 1414 brought his total to an Asian Games record of 5482, an average of 228.42 over 24 games.

    Nayef Oqab, who shot a 300-game in the Doubles event en route to finish second, captured another silver medal with 5407 (225.29). Yannaphon Larp-apharat from Thailand beat out Bader's brother Hassan for the bronze medal, 5332 to 5320. Defending Asian Games Masters champion Remy Ong from Singapore ended up in 10th place with 5247 (218.63).

    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.

    Malaysia was the only team with more than two players among the top 16. Daniel Lim and Ben Heng, who were tied for 14th place will be replaced by No. 17 Saeed Al Hajri from Qatar and No. 18 Wu Siu Hong from Hong Kong. Al Hajri is the sole bowler from the host country who survived the cut.

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

    The following players advanced to the Masters finals:

    1. Bader Al Shaikh, Saudi Arabia
    2. Nayef Oqab, UAE
    3. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand
    4. Hassan Al Shaikh, Saudi Arabia
    5. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia
    6. Somjed Kusonphithak, Thailand
    7. Toshihiko Takahashi, Japan
    8. Aaron Kong, Malaysia
    9. Jo Nam Yi, Korea
    10. Remy Ong, Singapore
    11. Markwin Tee, Philippines
    12. Alex Liew, Malaysia
    13. Lee Yu-Wen, Singapore
    16. Choi Bok Eum, Korea
    17. Saeed Al Hajri, Qatar
    18. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong


    Men's All Events - Final Standings after 24 Games





    Al Shaikh brothers 1, 3 in Men's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg With mere three games (on short oil) to go, doubles champions Bader and Hassan Al Shaikh from Saudia Arabia sit in first and third position, respectively, in the men's All Events standings in the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.

    Bader widened his lead to 57 pins after a 700-series in the team event on the long oil pattern. He is averaging 227.05 for 21 games and has felled 4768 pins. Nayef Oqab is sandwiched between the Al Shaik brothers in second place with 4711 after a 658-set today. Hassan moved up one spot into third with 4687 after adding 646 from the team event.

    Yannaphon Larp-apharat leaped five spots into fourth place (4671) behind a 704-series. Korea's Jo Nam Yi, who has woken up in the trios event, continued his strong charge and led all 114 players from 20 countries on the long oil pattern with 707 to jump from 18th to seventh place (4620).

    Lee Yu-Wen, Singapore, is the 'man on the bubble' in 16th place with 4565 and an average of 217,38.

    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).

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





    Bader Al Shaikh powers his way into the lead in Men's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Badr_Al-Sheikh_5640.jpg Bader Al Shaikh from Saudia Arabia rolled the third-highest individual series in the men's Trios event to overtake the lead in All Events in the 15th Asian Games at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Al Shaikh had a 1382 six-game series to lead the 114 men from 20 countries after three of four events with 4068 (226,00).

    Trailing the Saudi by 15 pins to sit in second place is Nayef Oqab, who achieved perfection in the Doubles event. The lefty has felled 4053 pins, an average of 225.17 for 18 games. Previous leader Somjed Kusonphithak from Thailand slipped to third place with 4045 (224,72).

    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).

    Abdulla Al Qattan is the sole Qatari among the top 16 in 12th position with 3927 (218,17). Daniel Lim from Malaysia currently mans the 16th place with 3919 (217,72). Just outside the box looking in are defending Asian Games Masters champion Remy Ong from Singapore in 17th place with 3918 and Korean Jo Nam Yi, who posted the highest series in Trios (1406) to rocket from 50th to 18th place with 3913.


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





    Somjed K. moves to the top in Men's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Somjed Kusonphithak from Thailand moved to the top of the men's All Events leaderboard after the first block in the Trios event (15/24 games overall). Somjed leads the field of 114 players from 20 countries with 3361 pinfall and an average of 224.07.

    Previous leader Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, slipped to fifth (3322). Philippine legend, Paeng Nepomuceno, who shot the highest 3-game set of 740 on Tuesday, leapfrogged from 62nd to 33rd place (3207).

    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).


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





    Lalisang continues to lead in Men's All Events


    2006AsianGamesLogo.jpg Asian Games Singles gold medalist Ryan Lalisang from Indonesia remained atop the men's All Events leaderboard after two of four events. Lalisang totaled 2770 pins, an average of 230.83 over twelve games.

    With the Trios and the five-player Team event to go, Yiu Man Yau from Hong Kong mans the 16th place with 2641 and an average of 220.08.

    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).


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