Chinese Taipei's women move from third to first in last game to win Women's Team event


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    Chinese Taipei's women move from third to first in last game to win Women's Team event Taiwan's fivesome stun Singapore and Korea in battle for Team gold; Korea's Kim Moon-Jeong wins All Events gold in the deciding last game against sisters Cherie Tan and Daphne Tan of Singapore

    2012AsCChineseTaipeiWomen.jpgThree countries, Singapore, defending champion Korea and Chinese Taipei and three players, Korean Kim Moon-Jeong and sisters Cherie Tan and Daphne Tan of Singapore battled it out in the last game for the Team and All Events gold medal, respectively, at the 22nd Asian Championships Sunday.

    When the dust had settled Chinese Taipei (pictured left) was the surprise winner of the Team event capturing the first gold medal for the country at the Hong Kong Championships, while Kim earned her second gold after the victory in Doubles.

    2012AsCSingaporeWomen2.jpg2012AsCKoreaWomen2.jpgThe Singaporean women (left), New Hui-Fen, Shayna Ng, Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan and Jazreel Tan, who led the field of 13 countries after the first block on short oil yesterday, started the medium oil contest with games of 1021 and 980.

    The Korean women (right), Kim Moon-Jeong, Jeon Eun-Hee, Jung Da-Wun, Gye Min-Young and Lee Su-Jeong (replaced Baek Seung-Ja), started the day in third place and narrowed the gap to Singapore to seven pins behind game of 1095 and 1017.

    Chinese Taipei's Chien Hsiu-Lan, Chang Yu-Hsuan, Pan Yu-Fen, Tsai Hsin-Yi and Wang Ya-Ting were even better with games of 1067 and 1068 to move from fifth to third place trailing the Koreans by just 26 pins.

    Singapore was able to weather the challenge by the Koreans, 963 to 946, but the Chinese Taipei women posted another 1056 game to fly past their opponents and to claim the gold medal with 6116 pinfall total and an average of 203.87.

    Singapore earned the silver medal with 6056 (201.87), while three-time defending champion Korea had to settle for the bronze medal with 6032 (201.07).

    The battle for the medals in All Events was even closer than in the Team event. Starting the 24th and last game, Kim Moon-Jeong of Korea was one pin ahead previous leader Cherie Tan and two pins ahead of Cherie's sister Daphne Tan, Singapore.

    Kim finished with 228, her highest game of the day (the other were 208 and 189) to beat the Tan's and claim her second gold medal of the Championships with 5108 total and an average of 212.83 for 24 games.

    Cherie, who struggled on the medium pattern today (193, 170, 192), was able to beat her sister in the last game by eleven pins to earn her second silver medal of the day with 5071 (211.29). Daphne took bronze with 5059 (210.79).

     The top 16 in the All Events standings advanced to the Masters finals which will conclude the Championships. The first block of eight games will be bowled Monday at 9 a.m. on medium oil and the second block on short oil starts Tuesday morning at the same time. The top three after 16 games advance to the stepladder finals at 12.30 p.m. (women) and 2.40 p.m. (men), respectively.

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    2012AsCLogo.jpg The 22nd Asian Championships will be contested on two oil pattern - a 36 ft. short pattern and a 41 ft. medium pattern, which will be conditioned by Kegel using the battery powered Kustodian ION Sport Model. Lane conditioner and lane cleaner of choice for the championships are Infinity and Defense C.

    Men and women compete in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters.

    Singles (six games on short oil) and Doubles (six games on long oil) will be contested on one oil pattern, while Trios and Team will feature both oil patterns (three games on each pattern). The players and teams with the highest pinfall total after six games will be declared the champions.

    The top 16 players in All Events (24 games; individual pinfall total in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team event) will advance to the Masters finals which will be played on dual lane condition.

    The All Events standings will also determine the Asian qualifiers for 2013 Combined World Championships in Las Vegas, USA, as well as the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia.

    The top 12 countries in each gender with the highest All Events total of the top five players will qualify for the men's and women's division of the World Championships. The top eight countries with the highest All Events total of the top five men plus the top five women qualify for the World Games.


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    Women's Team event - Final Standings six games

    First block on short oil, second block on medium oil





    Women's All Events - Final Standings after 24 games

    The top 16 players advance to the Masters finals