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Michael Mak, Huang Chiung-Yao take 16th Chinese Taipei International Open titles

2016TPEOpenMichaelMakWuSiuHong.jpg2016TPEOpenWuHaoMing.jpgHong Kong’s Michael Mak and Chinese Taipei’s Huang Chiung-Yao emerged as men’s and women’s Open Masters champion of the 16th Chinese Taipei International Open Bowling Championships Saturday at Southern Bowling Center in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei.

Mak (left with Wu Siu Hong, right), who earned the No. 1 seed for the men’s stepladder finals by 12 pins over his compatriot Wu Siu Hong, held off Wu Hao-Ming (right), Chinese Taipei, in the title match, 257-244, to wrap up the title and to earn the NT$250,000 top prize (approx. US$7,700).

2016TPEOpenHuangChiungYao.jpg2016TPEOpenChangYuHsuan.jpgHuang (right), seeded second in an all-Chinese Taipei women’s stepladder finals, had to defeat top-seeded Chang Yu-Hsuan (left) twice to win the title. Huang forced a deciding second game with a narrow, 201-200 win, and cruised to the titles and the NT$80,000 winner’s check (approx. US$2,500) with a big 223-156 win in game two.

To reach the men’s title match, Wu Hao-Ming eliminated Wu Siu Hong and defending champion Cheng Hsing-Chao, 233-222-181 in the semi-final match. Cheng, seeded fourth, sidelined fifth-seeded Chen Wu-Chi and sixth-seeded Lin Pai-Feng in an all-Taiwanese opening shoot-out match, 252-221-183.

Wu earned NT$120,000 for second place, Siu Hong took home NT$60,000 for third place while Cheng, Chen and Lin earned NT$40,000, NT$35,000 and NT$25,000, respectively, for fourth, fifth and sixth place.

In the women’s stepladder finals, sixth-seeded Pan Yu-Fen ousted No. 4 Tsai Hsin-Yi and defending women’s champion, Chou Chia-Chen in the opening match, 194-141-179. Huang then stepped up and flew past Pan and third-seeded Li Shiau-Ping, 245-184-136.

Chang received NT$40,000 for second place, Pan got NT$20,000 for third place, Li took home NT$18,000 for fourth place, Chou earned NT$15,000 for fifth place and Tsai garnered NT$12,000 for sixth place.

Fourteen Taiwanese men and Hong Kong’s Michael Mak and Wu Siu Hong qualified for the ABF Tour Chinese Taipei leg on Sunday, July 10. The women’s field features thirteen Taiwanese women plus two Macau women and one from Hong Kong.

Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).

16th Chinese Taipei International Open – Men’s Stepladder Finals

Southern Bowling Center in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei (July 1-9, 2016)

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Championship Round:
1. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 257 (1 game), NT$250,000
2. Wu Hao-Ming, Chinese Taipei, 477 (2 games), NT$120,000
3. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 222 (1 game), NT$60,000
4. Cheng Hsing-Chao, Chinese Taipei, 433 (2 games), NT$40,000
5. Chen Wu-Chi, Chinese Taipei, 221 (1 game), NT$35,000
6. Lin Pai-Feng, Chinese Taipei, 183 (1 game), NT$25,000

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 4 Cheng def. No. 5 Chen and No. 6 Lin, 252-221-183
Second Match: No. Hao-Ming def. No. 2 Siu Hong and Cheng, 233-222-181
Championship: No. 1 Mak def. Hao-Ming, 257-244.

16th Chinese Taipei International Open – Women’s Stepladder Finals

Southern Bowling Center in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei (July 1-9, 2016)

2016TPEOpenTop6WomenBanner.jpg

Championship Round:
1. Huang Chiung-Yao, Chinese Taipei, 669 (3 games), NT$80,000
2. Chang Yu-Hsuan, Chinese Taipei, 356 (2 games), NT$40,000
3. Pan Yu-Fen, Chinese Taipei, 378 (2 games), NT$20,000
4. Li Shiau-Ping, Chinese Taipei, 136 (1 game), NT$18,000
5. Chou Chia-Chen, Chinese Taipei, 179 (1 game), NT$15,000
6. Tsai Hsin-Yi, Chinese Taipei, 141 (1 game), NT$12,000

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 6 Pan def. No. 5 Chou and No. 4 Tsai, 194-179-141
Second Match: No. 2 Huang def. Pan and No. 3 Li, 245-184-136
Championship: Hung def. No. 1 Chang, 201-200
and in the deciding game, Hung def. Chang, 223-156.
Note: The No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

16th Chinese Taipei International Open – Men’s Open Masters Finals

Top 6 advance to the stepladder finals

16th Chinese Taipei International Open – Women’s Open Masters Finals

Top 6 advance to the stepladder finals

16th Chinese Taipei International Open – Men’s Masters Qualifying

16th Chinese Taipei International Open – Women’s Masters Qualifying

Author: Herbert Bickel
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