Asian countries dominate the first squad of the Women's Trios event


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    Korea, Chinese Taipei, Singapore and Japan hold the top four spots after the first block on the short oil pattern

    2013WCTriosWomenKORLeeRyuSon.jpgFour trios from the Asian Bowling Federation set the pace in the first squad of the Women's Trios event to lead the field of 34 countries after the first block on the 33-feet Sydney pattern.

    World Champion in Singles, Ryu Seo-Yeon (center), and her team mates Lee Na-Young (left) and Son Yun-Hee (right) rolled games of 631, 736 and 643 en route to take the pole position with 2010 total and an average of 223.33.

    Son led the team way with 685 closely followed by Lee and Ryu with 669 and 656, respectively.

    2013WCTriosWomenTPEHuangWangChou.jpg2013WCTriosWomenSINTanLimNg.jpgTrailing the Koreans by 113 pins were the spinners from Chinese Taipei, Singles bronze and silver medalists, Huang Chiung-Yao and Wang Ya-Ting and their team mate Chou Chia-Chen (left, l-r), who started with 737, the highest game of the day so far, and added 561 and 599 for 1897 (210.78).

    Singapore's Shayna Ng, Bernice Lim and Jazreel Tan (right, r-l) finished the round with a big 670 game to move into third place with 1862 (206.89). Lim had the only 700-series in the squad of 717 including games of 247, 223 and 247.

    2013WCTriosWomenJPNMukotaniMatsudaTeshima.jpg2013WCTriosWomenNEDBreeschotenKokVanderTol.jpgFourth place belonged to Misaki Mukotani, Haruka Matsuda and Natsuki Teshima (left, l-r) of Japan, who sandwiched a high game of 668 between games of 578 and 587 for 1833 (203.77).

    The only other trio which averaged over 200 came from the Netherlands. Lisanne Breeschoten, Wendy Kok and Ghislaine van der Tol (right, l-r) followed games of 562 and 591 with a final 656 game to sit in fifth place with 1809 (201.00).

    2013WCTriosWomenSWEHultinLarsenPerssonPlanefors.jpg2013WCTriosWomenUSAPluhowskyNationOKeefe.jpgSweden's Isabelle Hultin, Rebecka Larsen and Joline Persson Planefors (left, l-r) were mere eleven pins behind in sixth place with 1798.

    Defending World Champions Shannon Pluhowsky, Stefanie Nation and Shannon O'Keefe (right, l-r) from the United States had games of 564, 594 and 586 to sit in seventh place with 1744.

    2013WCTriosWomenAUSVoukolosWhitingGilliland.jpg2013WCTriosWomenCOLRestrepoFernandezGuerrero.jpgAustralia's Rebecca Voukolos, Rebecca Whiting and Jacinta Gilliland (left, l-r) tied the Americans at 1744 in eighth place followed by Rocio Restrepo, Maria Jose Rodriguez and Clara Guerrero (right, l-r)  of Colombia in ninth place with 1741.

    Rounding out the top ten were Krizziah Tabora, Liza Del Rosario and Rachelle Leon (below left, l-r) from the Philippines, who were just four pins behind the Colombians with 1737.

    2013WCTriosWomenPHITaboraDelRosarioLeon.jpg2013WCWangYaTing.jpgWith 15 of 24 games in All-Events (combined qualifying results in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) in the books, Chinese Taipei's Wang Ya-Ting (right) and Huang Chiung-Yao are tied for first place with 3364 apiece and an average of 224.27.

    Bernice Lim jumped into third place with 3338 (222.53) thanks to her 717 series today. Places four and five belong to Koreans Ryu Seo-Yeon and Lee Na-Young with 3309 and 3289, respectively.

    Squad 2 bowlers bowl their first block on short oil on Saturday afternoon. Both squads will return on Monday to bowl the second block on long oil in revised order. The top 4 after six games will advance to medal round, which will take place on Monday evening.

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