Korea's Lim Dong-Sung, Jung Da-Wun claim Masters titles at Asian Championships

    09/11/12

    Hong Kong

    Singapore's Daphne Tan and Jazreel take silver and bronze in the women's division; Bahrain's Yousif Falah and Indonesia's Hardy Rachmadian take silver and bronze in the men's division

    2012AsCJungDaWun3.jpg2012AsCDaphneTan3.jpgKorea swept the gold medals in the Masters competition which concluded the 22nd Asian Championships Tuesday afternoon at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China.

    Jung Da-Wun (pictured left) defeated Daphne Tan (right) of Singapore in the two-game title match, 433-409, to claim the gold medal in Women's Masters and Lim Dong-Sung (below right) followed in her footprints when he topped Yousif Falah of Bahrain for the men's title, 390-360.

    Jung, who led the women's Masters match play with 3596 total and a 12-4 won-lost record to earn the No. 1 seed for the three-player stepladder finals, took a comfortable 35 pins lead in the first game, 207-172. Tan won the second game by eleven pins, 237-226, but had to settle for the silver medal.

    2012AsCJazreelTan.jpg2012AsCLimDongSung2.jpgThe bronze medal also went to Singapore as Jazreel Tan (left), seeded third, fell to Daphne Tan, in the semifinal, 215-169.

    As in the 2011 Asian Championships, the Korean women captured four of six gold medals and got one silver and three bronze medals.

    Malaysia was second with one medal of each color followed by the women from Chinese Taipei, who captured the coveted Team title. The remaining four silver and three bronze medals went to Singapore.

    2012AsCHardyRachmadian.jpg2012AsCYousifFalah3.jpgIn the men's stepladder finals, third seeded Yousif Falah (left) of Bahrain ousted No. 2 seed Hardy Rachmadian (right) of Indonesia, 202-171, to earn the right to bowl top seeded Lim Dong-Sung for the title.

    Lim (pictured left), who averaged 232.25 in the second round of match play on short oil Tuesday morning to rocket from 12th to first place, won the first game, 211-197, and wrapped up the title with a 179-163 win in game two.

    It was the second gold medal for the Korean men, who also won the Trios event. Other gold medalists were Singapore (Singles), UAE (Doubles), Hong Kong (Team) and Thailand (All Events).

    Korea was first in the medal haul with six gold, five silver and four bronze medals. No other country has won multiple titles. Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Bahrain, Kuwait, Japan and Indonesia shared the other medals.

     

     




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

    Men and women competed 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) was contested on one oil pattern, while Trios and Team featured both oil patterns (three games on each pattern). The players and teams with the highest pinfall total after six games were declared the champions.

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

    The All Events standings also determined the Asian qualifiers for 2013 Combined World Championships 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 qualified for the World Championships which will be held Aug. 18-31, 2013 at Strike Zone at Sunset Station in suburban Las Vegas.

    Qualified for the women's competition are: Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau and New Zealand. Participants for the men's competition are: Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, UAE, Australia, Kuwait, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Bahrain and Macau.

    The top eight countries with the highest All Events total of the top five men plus the top five women qualified for the World Games, which will be held in Cali, Colombia. The bowling competition runs from Aug. 1-4 and features one man and one woman per country. The eight qualifiers are: Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and China.

     

     

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    2012 Asian Championships - Men's Masters Stepladder Finals


    Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 11, 2012)

     Championship Round:
    1. Lim Dong-Sung, Korea, 390 (2 games)
    2. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 562 (3 games)
    3. Hardy Rachmadian, Indonesia, 171 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: No. 3 Falah def. No. 2 Rachmadian, 202-171
    Championship: No. 1 Lim (211, 179) def. Falah (197, 163), 390-360.

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    2012 Asian Championships - Women's Masters Stepladder Finals


    Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 11, 2012)

     Championship Round:
    1. Jung Da-Wun, Korea, 433 (2 games)
    2. Daphne Tan, Singapore, 624 (3 games)
    3. Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 169 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: No. 2 D. Tan def. No. 3 J. Tan, 215-169
    Championship: No. 1 Jung (207, 226) def. D. Tan (172, 237), 433-409.

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    Women's Masters Match Play - Standings after the second block


    First block on medium oil, second block on short oil. The top 3 advance to the stepladder finals.

     

     

    Men's Masters Match Play - Standings after the second block


    First block on medium oil, second block on short oil. The top 3 advance to the stepladder finals.