Singapore’s Shayna Ng
and Michael Mak
of Hong Kong led the overseas pool after the conclusion of the qualifying portion of the China International Open at Hao’s Bowling Center in Shanghai, China.
Pictured above are the top 3 women of the overseas pool. From left to right Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Daphne Tan.
Ng (right) finished the three-day qualifying featuring one five-game block per day with the field-best 3195 total and an average of 213 over 15 games. Local pool leader Zhang Yuhong was the only other woman who surpassed the 300-mark (200 average) with 3031 (202.07 average).
The top 3 local and overseas bowlers received a first-round bye for the finals. Joining Ng in the overseas pool were her team mates, sisters Daphne and Cherie Tan, both 2948, while Zhang was joined by Sun Xiaoping (2977) and Li Aijun (2964).
Jazreel Tan (2928) of Singapore (no relation) led the top 24 of the mixed pool (local and overseas bowlers) into the first round of the finals. As only 31 players participated in the women’s open master qualifying, Zhe Guihong of China was the lone player who did not advance.
Total 42 players advanced to finals from the men’s side. The top 5 local and overseas bowlers will bypass the first round which will feature the top 32 players from the mixed pool.
China’s Wang Hongbo paced the 68-player men’s field with 3270 total and an average of 218. Next were his compatriots Zhang Min (3228), Wang Shizhen (3155), Zhang Haitao (3113) and Liu Shaoyi (3053).
Pictured above are the top 5 men of the overseas pool. From left to right Sam Cooley, Ryan Lalisang, Michael Mak, Remy Ong and Hardy Rachmadian.
Three time Asian Championships gold medalist Michael Mak (left) led the international field with the second-highest 3255 series and an average of 217. Also receiving a bye were Ryan Lalisang (3209) of Indonesia, Remy Ong (3208) of Singapore, Sam Cooley (3145) of Australia and Indonesian Hardy Rachmadian (3122).
Brothers Cheng Hsing-Yueh (3117) and Cheng Hsing-Chao (3116), who missed the top 5 in the overseas pool by five and six pins, respectively, lead the top 32 of the mixed pool into Round 1.
The 32 men and the 24 women, who advanced to Round 1, will bowl six games scratch to cut to the top 20 men and the top 12 women, who will join the top qualifiers in Round 2. The top six men and women after another six games scratch will determine the champions in a stepladder finals.
Players seeded 4th to 6th will meet in the opening match. The winner takes on the No. 2 and No. 3 seed in the semi-final. The winner of that match must defeat the top seed twice to win the title. The men’s champion receives the 68,000 Yuan top prize (approximately US$10,155), while the women’s champion gets 30,000 Yuan (US$4,480).
Hao’s Bowling will also host the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour China leg on Oct. 13 and the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup (Oct. 14-23).
Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).
2016 China Open – Men’s Open Masters Qualifying
Top 5 of the Local and Overseass Pool receive one bye; top 32 of the Mixed Pool advance to Round 1
2016 China Open – Women’s Open Masters Qualifying
Top 3 of the Local and Overseass Pool receive one bye; top 24 of the Mixed Pool advance to Round 1