Malaysia, Qatar repeat in men's team event in 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships


    2008 Asian Championships

    Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

     Defending champion Malaysia and runner-up Qatar battled it out for the title in the men's five-player team event in the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with the same outcome as in Indonesia 2006.

    L-R Qatar (2nd), champion Malaysia and Korea (3rd). Picture courtesy of Leung Chifai. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    2008AsCMenTeamMAS.jpg The Malaysians with Alex Liew, Mohd Nur Aiman, Adrian Ang, Aaron Kong, Zulmazran Zulkifli and Daniel Lim, who led after the first block on short oil with 3427 added games of 1048, 1048 and 1073 (3169) to claim the title with 6596 pinfall total and an average of 219.87.

    2008AsCMenTeamQAT.jpg Qataris Bandar Al Shafi, Mansour Al Awami, Fahad Al Emadi, Mubarak Al Muraikhi, Saeed Al Hajri and Abdulla Al Qattan couldn't put any pressure on the Malaysians with games of 1062, 996 and 1003 on the long oil pattern to settle for silver with 6458 (215.27).

    2008AsCMenTeamKOR.jpg Choi Bok-Eum, Hong Hae-Sol, Choi Ki-Bong, Jang Dong-Chul, Kim Tae-Young and Choi Yong Kyu from Korea topped the Philippines with All Events leaders Chester King, Raoul Miranda, Benshir Layoso, Tyrone Ongpauco, Frederick Ong and Vladimir Tuazon in the last game 1056 to 1017 to help grab the bronze medal with 6438 (214.60).

    The Filipinos missed the bronze medal by 12 pins to end up in fourth place with 6426 (214.20). King and Miranda were consoled with the gold and silver medal in All Events.

    2008AsCMenAllEventsTop3.jpg King (center), who made history yesterday (847 over 3 games, 1660 over 6 games), felled 5534 pins over 24 games on dual lane condition, 12 games on short oil and 12 games on long oil, an average of 230.58 per game. King was the top scorer on the short pattern averaging 249.50.

    Miranda (left), the best player in the field on the long pattern (226.67 average), was 90 pins behind his team mate to finish second with 5444 (226.83).

    Hussain Al Suwaidi, UAE (right), earned the bronze medal with 5366 pinfall total and an average of 223.58.

    Joining those three in the Masters finals on Thursday and Friday are 3 Malaysian, two players each from Hong Kong, Korea and Qatar and one player each from China, Japan, Kuwait and Singapore.

    Men's Team event - Final Standings

    Men's All Events - Final standings after 24 games