Korea, Chinese Taipei and Singapore continue to lead Women's Trios event


    2013 World Championships

    The second Korean trio leads Squad 2 and moves into fourth place overall; Asian women dominate in Trios and All-Events

    2013WCKORJungKimBaek.jpgKim Moon-Jeong, Baek Seung-Ja and Jung Da-Wun (pictured left, r-l) of South Korea led the second squad in the Women's Trios event on the 33-feet Sydney pattern to move into fourth place overall as the 68 trios have completed the first three-game block at the WTBA Tenpin Bowling World Championships.

    2013WCTriosWomenKORLeeRyuSon.jpgThe Koreans had games of 589, 644 and 605 for 1838 total and an average of 204.22 to crack the top 4, who will advance to the medal round at the end of the qualifying. The top three trios from Squad 1 remained atop the leaderboard.

    Lee Na-Young, Ryu Seo-Yeon and Son Yun-Hee (right, l-r) of Korea hold the pole position with 2010 total (223.33) including games of 631, 736 and 643. Son led the team way with 685 and was followed by Lee and World Champion in Singles Ryu with 669 and 656, respectively.

    2013WCTriosWomenTPEHuangWangChou.jpg2013WCTriosWomenSINTanLimNg.jpgTrailing the Koreans by 113 pins were the spinners from Chinese Taipei, 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, 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 rolled the only 700-series of the day with 717 including games of 247, 223 and 247.

    2013WCSWEJonssonJohannssonAndersson.jpg2013WCTriosWomenJPNMukotaniMatsudaTeshima.jpgCaroline Jonsson, Victoria Johansson and Sandra Andersson (left, l-r) of Sweden were mere five pins behind the Koreans in Squad 2 to tie Japan for fifth place with 1833 and an average of 203.67.

    Misaki Mukotani, Haruka Matsuda and Natsuki Teshima (right, l-r) of Japan, who were in fourth place in Squad 1, fell to sixth place due to the lower last game (666 to 587).

    2013WCCANRiouxHowLagrange.jpg2013WCTriosWomenNEDBreeschotenKokVanderTol.jpgCanada's Isabelle Rioux, Samantha How and Caroline Lagrange (left, l-r) were third in Squad 2 with 1820 (202.22) to overtake seventh place. Lagrange led the team with a 675 series, the second-highest series on the short pattern.

    Lisanne Breeschoten, Wendy Kok and Ghislaine van der Tol (right, l-r) of the Netherlands slipped to eighth place with 1809 (201.00).

    2013WCTriosWomenSWEHultinLarsenPerssonPlanefors.jpg2013WCSINNewDTanCTan.jpgThe Dutch were followed by Sweden's Isabelle Hultin, Rebecka Larsen and Joline Persson Planefors (left, l-r), who fell three spots to ninth place with 1798 (199.78).

    Rounding out the top 10 were New Hui Fen, Daphne Tan and Cherie Tan (right, l-r) of Singapore, who were the fourth-best trio in Squad 2 with 1784 (198.22).

    2013WCVENGonzalezKMarcanoAMarcano.jpg2013WCMASCheahZulkifliSinLi.jpgJoan Gonzalez, Karen Marcano and Alicia Marcano (left, l-r) of Venezuela hit 1783 to land in 11th place with Malaysians Esther Cheah, Shalin Zulkifli and Sin Li Jane (right, l-r) in 12th place at 1745.

    Defending World Champions Shannon Pluhowsky, Stefanie Nation and Shannon O'Keefe (below left, l-r) from the United States finished the day in 13th place with 1744, just 94 pins off the pace for the top 4.

    2013WCTriosWomenUSAPluhowskyNationOKeefe.jpg2013WCUSAParkinKulickJohnson.jpgThe second U.S. trio featuring Missy Parkin, Kelly Kulick and Liz Johnson (right, l-r) is further 25 pins behind in 22nd place with 1719.

    With 15 of 24 games in All-Events (combined qualifying results in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) in the books, Singles silver and bronze medalists, Wang Ya-Ting 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 the field-best 717 series today. Places four and five belong to Ryu Seo-Yeon and Lee Na-Young with 3309 and 3289, respectively.

    Shannon O'Keefe is the top-ranked woman from the Pan American Bowling Confederation in sixth place with 3282. Diana Zavjalova of Latvia is the best player of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation in 10th place with 3207.

    Lisanne Breeschoten and Carol Gianotti of Australia are tied for 23rd place to hold the last place to advance to the Masters finals with 3110 and an average of 207.33.

    The Bowling World Championships continue Sunday with the second block of the Men's Trios qualifying on long oil (Seoul) followed by the semi-finals and finals. The women will conclude the Trios event on Monday.

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    2013WCLogo.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships run from Aug. 16 thru 31, 2013 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. in the Las Vegas area. The Championships will award medals in six disciplines - Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.

    The entire competition will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. Bowling fans will be able to watch live and on demand for free. The schedule is available at BOWL.com/LiveStream.




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