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Rickle Kam shoots 300 to win 2016 Macau China International Open

2016MacaoOpenRickleKam2.jpg2016MacaoOpenDaisukeYoshida.jpgTop-seeded Rickle Kam of Hong Kong thrilled the spectators at COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China, with a perfect game in his 300-249 victory over Daisuke Yoshida (right) of Japan in the men’s championship match of the 2016 Macau China International Open. It was the sixth perfecto of the event.

The women’s title went to Novie Phang of Indonesia, who defeated Jang Ha Eun in the second and deciding game, 224-166, after losing the first game against the Korean, 192-170.

As the No. 1 seed, Kam and Phang needed to be beaten twice to be denied the masters title. Kam, who cruised to the No. 1 seed by averaging over 240 in round 2, earned MOP$70,000 (approx. US$9,000) along with his first career international open title, while third-seeded Yoshida took home MOP$30,000 for the runner-up effort.

2016MacaoOpenNoviePhang2.jpg2016MacaoOpenJangHaEun.jpgPhang (left), who averaged over 225 on her way to the top seed, received the MOP$40,000 (approx. US$5,000) women’s top prize, while second-seeded Jang (right) pocketed MOP$18,000.

The 2016 Macau China International Open drew 78 men and 41 women. The top six men and the top six women battled it out for the title in a stepladder final.

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From top left, clockwise: Badin, Lee Dong, Lee Won, Yoshida, Kam and Cheung.
In the opening shoot-out match of the men’s final, No. 5 Lee Dong Eun of Korea (203) ousted No. 6 Badin Lerdpiriyasakulkit of Thailand (199) and compatriot No. 4 Lee Won Seok (179). Yoshida then eliminated Lee and second-seeded Jimmy Cheung of Hong Kong, 227-205-186, for the right to bowl Kam for the title.

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From top left, clockwise: Lee, Jang Ryeon, Ng, Limansantoso, Phang and Jang Ha.
On the women’s side, defending Macao Open champion and No. 4 seed, Lee Young Seung of Korea flew past her compatriot No. 5 Jang Ryeon Gyeong and No. 6 Milki Ng of Hong Kong, 268-181-205, to advance to the second match.

Jang rolled a 226 game to end Lee’s run (180) and to eliminate the Korean and No. 3 Sharon Limansantoso (211) of Indonesia.

The top 16 Asian men and top 16 Asian women finishers of Round qualified for the ABF Tour Macau 2016.

Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation.

2016 Macau China International Open – Men’s Stepladder Finals

Championship Round:
1. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 300 (1 game), MOP$70,000
2. Daisuke Yoshida, Japan, 476 (2 games), MOP$30,000
3. Jimmy Cheung, Hong Kong, 205 (1 game), MOP$15,000
4. Lee Dong Eun, Korea, 389 (2 games), MOP$6,000
5. Badin L., Thailand, 199 (1 game), MOP$5,000
6. Lee Won Seok, Korea, 179 (1 game), MOP$4,000

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 5 Lee D. (203) def. No. 6 Badin (199) and No. 4 Lee W. (179)
Second Match: No. 3 Yoshida (227) def. No. 2 Cheung (205) and Lee D. (186)
Championship: No. 1 Kam def. Yoshida, 300
-249

2016 Macau China International Open – Women’s Stepladder Finals

Championship Round:
1. Novie Phang, Indonesia 394 (2 games), MOP$40,000
2. Jang Ha Eun, Korea, 584 (3 games), MOP$18,000
3. Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia, 211 (1 game), MOP$10,000
4. Lee Young Seung, Korea, 448 (2 games), MOP$4,000
5. Jang Ryeon Gyeong, Korea, 181 (1 game), MOP$3,000
6. Milki Ng, Hong Kong, 205 (1 game), MOP$2,000

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 4 Lee (268) def. No. 6 Ng (205) and No. 5 Chan (181)
Second Match: No. 2 Jang (226) def. No. 3 Limansantoso (211) and Lee (180)
Championship: Jang def. No. 1 Phang, 192-170
and in the deciding game, Phang def. Jang, 224-166.
Note: The No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

2016 Macau China International Open – Men’s Division after Round 2

Top 6 advance to the stepladder finals

2016 Macau China International Open – Women’s Division after Round 2

Top 6 advance to the stepladder finals

2016 Macau China International Open – Men’s Division after Round 1

Top 24 advance to the second round

2016 Macau China International Open – Women’s Division after Round 1

Top 18 advance to the second round

2016 Macau China International Open – Men’s Qualifying

The defending champion, the top 4 from the Macau National Squad, the top 6 from the Local Pool, the top 11 from the Overseas Pool and the top 18 from the Mixed Pool advance to the finals

2016 Macau China International Open – Women’s Qualifying

The defending champion, the top 3 from the Macau National Squad, the top 4 from the Local Pool, the top 9 from the Overseas Pool and the top 13 from the Mixed Pool advance to the finals

Author: Herbert Bickel
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