Chinese Taipei defeats the United States to strike gold in Trios at the Women's World Championships

    08/01/09

    2009 WWC

    Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

    2009WWCYangHaoTingTangYaChunTsaiHsinYiTriosGold.jpg2009WWCCarolynDorinBallardLizJohnsonStefanieNation.jpgThe light ball bowlers from Chinese Taipei stunned the bowling heavyweights from the United States in the title match of the Trios World Championships Friday evening at the Cashman Center arena in Las Vegas. The underdogs defeated the favorites, 660-602, to claim the gold medal.

    The team consisting of two spinners Tsai Hsin-Yi and Yang Hao-Ting (pictured left) and a traditional style bowler, anchor Tang Ya-Chun, showed excellent accuracy throughout the match and was firmly in control of the match entering the 10th frame. They bowled a clean 10th frame and cruised to victory. Team USA had to settle for the silver medal.

    The Americans fired the highest game of this event and the third-highest in the history of the World Championships in their semifinal match to defeat Japan, 742-659. 20-time PWBA champion Carolyn Dorin-Ballard led the way with 258 and was followed by reigning USBC Queens champion Liz Johnson (243) and World Singles Champion Stefanie Nation (241), pictured above right.

    2009WWCNaoOhishiAyanoKataiMakiNakano.jpg2009WWCRikkeRasmussenKamillaKjelldsenAnneGales.jpgDespite a strong performance, Maki Nakano (237), Nao Ohishi (199) and Ayano Katai (223) (pictured left) had to settle for the bronze medal.

    In the other semifinal, Chinese Taipei won a close match over Denmark by five pins, 610-605. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Anne Gales and Rikke Rasmussen (pictured right) earned the third bronze for Denmark in the Championships. It was the second bronze medal for Gales and Rasmussen within two day after finishing third in Doubles yesterday. The Danes are the only team that has reaches all finals (Singles, Doubles and Trios) thus far.

    Action shifts to the team event on Saturday which will also determine the All Events medalists and the top 16 for the Masters finals on Sunday, which will conclude the championships.

    Photos © Bowlindigital/Beat Grauwiler

     


    Women's World Championships - Trios Finals


    Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

    Championship Round:
    1. Yang Hao-Ting/Tsai Hsin-Yi/Tang Ya-Chun, Chinese Taipei
    2. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard/Liz Johnson/Stefanie Nation, United States
    3. Kamilla Kjeldsen/Anne Gales/Rikke Rasmussen, Denmark and Maki Nakano/Nao Ohishi/Ayano Katai, Japan.

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: #1 Dorin-Ballard (258)/Nation (241)/Johnson (243) def.
    #4 Nakano (237)/Ohishi (199)/Katai (223), 742-659
    Semifinal Match 2: #2 Tsai (228)Yang (226)/Tang (156) def.
    #3 Kjeldsen (188)/Gales (213)/Rasmussen (204), 610-605
    Championship: Tsai (225)/Yang (223)/Tang (212) def.
    Dorin-Ballard (180)/Nation (190)/Johnson (232), 660-602.

     

     

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