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Park Geon Ha, Shayna Ng capture Masters titles in 2018 Thai Open

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Top seeded Park Geon Ha of Korea and Singapore’s Shayna Ng captured the men’s and women’s Open Masters titles in the 44th MWA-Singha Thailand International Open Saturday at Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Siam Paragon in Bangkok.

Park (right), who averaged over 245 in the men’s third round to earn the no. 1 seed, defeated Tun Hakim of Malaysia, 213-205, to secure the title and the 330,000 Baht (approx. US$10,540) top prize.

Hakim, the no. 3 seed, ousted Han Jae Hyeon (right) of Korea and two-time PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi of Finland, in the semi-final shoot-out, 241-225-186, to book his spot in the finale.

In the opening shoot-out match of the six-player stepladder finals, Koivuniemi ousted Michael Mak of Hong Kong and Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia, 244-218-213.

The women’s Open Masters finale was an all-Singaporean between Shayna Ng (left) and no. 2 seed Bernice Lim. Ng, who averaged 233.67 in the third round, out averaging Lim by almost 15 pins for the top seed, made quick work of her opponent, defeating Lim, 234-202, to capture he title and the 110,000 Baht (approx. US$3,515) top prize.

Lim (right), who started the year with victory in the 38th AIK International Tournament in Sweden for her first career European Bowling Tour title, easily won the semi-final match against Chou Chia-Chen (below left) of Chinese Taipei and Nerosha Keligit of Malaysia, 225-189-155, to advance to the title match.

Keligit shot a big 245 opening game to eliminate Nadia Pramanik of Indonesia (193) and defending champion New Hui Fen of Singapore (179).

The 44th MWA-Singha Thailand International Open was held from April 3-14 at Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand.

The tournament drew 103 men and 67 women in the Open Masters divisions, who competed for total prize fund of 1.117.000 Baht or 35,677 U.S. Dollar with $10,540 going to the men’s winner, while the women’s champion received $3,515.

Qualifying in the Open Masters divisions featured three five-game blocks over three days (April 11-13). The top 3 local and the top 3 overseas qualifiers in both divisions with the highest 15-game total earned one bye and were seeded in Round Three.

The top 20 men of the Mixed Pool plus the top 4 of the Desperado Squad and the top 16 women of the Mixed Pool advanced to Round Two. Each player bowled six games from scratch to cut to the top 14 men and the top 10 women.

The remaining 20 men and 16 women bowled another six-game block from scratch before the cut to the top 6 players for the stepladder finals.

The fourth, fifth and sixth seeds met in the opening shootout match with the winner facing the second and third seeds in the semi-final. The winner of that match had to defeat the top seed twice to win the title.

The top 16 Asian men and the top 16 Asian women qualified for the 2018 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Thailand leg, which will be held on Sunday, April 15, again at Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Siam Paragon.

Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (abf-online.org).

From front right, clockwise: Tun Hakim, Park Geon Ha, Han Jae Hyeon, Michael Mak, Syafiq Ridhwan and Mika Koivuniemi.

44th Thailand Open – Men’s Stepladder Finals

Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand (April 14, 2018)

Championship Round:
1. Park Geon Ha, Korea, 213 (1 game), 330,000 Baht (approx. US$10,540)
2. Tun Hakim, Malaysia, 446 (2 games), 165,000 Baht
3. Han Jae Hyeon, Korea, 225 (1 game), 80,000 Baht
4. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 430 (2 games), 42,000 Baht
5. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 218 (1 game), 25,000 Baht
6. Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 213 (1 game), 20,000 Baht

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 4 Koivuniemi (244) def. No. 6 Mak (218) and No. 5 Ridhwan (213)
Second Match: No. 3 Hakim (241) def. No. 2 Han (225) and Koivuniemi (186)
Championship Match: No. 1 Park def. Hakim, 213-205.

From front right, clockwise: Chou Chia-Chen, Shayna Ng, Bernice Lim, New Hui Fen, Nerosha Keligit and Nadia Pramanik.

44th Thailand Open – Women’s Stepladder Finals

Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand (April 14, 2018)

Championship Round:
1. Shayna Ng, Singapore, 234 (1 game), 110,000 Baht (approx. US$3,515)
2. Bernice Lim, Singapore, 427 (2 games), 55,000 Baht
3. Chou Chia-Chen, Chinese Taipei, 189 (1 game), 28,000 Baht
4. Nerosha Keligit, Malaysia, 400 (2 games), 20,000 Baht
5. Nadia Pramanik, Indonesia, 193 (1 game), 15,000 Baht
6. New Hui Fen, Singapore, 179 (1 game), 10,000 Baht

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 5 Keligit (245) def. No. 6 Pramanik (193) and No. 4 New (179)
Second Match: No. 2 Lim (225) def. No. 3 Chou (189) and Keligit (155)
Championship Match: No. 1 Ng def. Lim, 234-202.

44th Thailand Open – Men’s Round Three Results

Top 6 advance to the stepladder finals. Top 16 Asian bowlers qualify for the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Thailand leg.

44th Thailand Open – Women’s Round Three Results

Top 6 advance to the stepladder finals. Top 16 Asian bowlers qualify for the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Thailand leg.

44th Thailand Open – Men’s Round Two Results

Top 14 advance to the third round

44th Thailand Open – Women’s Round Two Results

Top 10 advance to the third round

44th Thailand Open – Men’s Qualifying Results

30 players, including the top 4 of the Desperado Squad, advance to the finals. Top 3 local and top 3 overseas qualifiers earn one bye.

44th Thailand Open – Women’s Qualifying Results

22 players advance to the finals. Top 3 local and top 3 overseas qualifiers earn one bye.

Herbert Bickel

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