Japanese girls, U.S. boys take early lead in four-player Team event at WYC Hong Kong

    08/12/14

    2014 WYC Hong Kong

     

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    2014WYCGirlsTeamJapan.jpg2014WYCBoysTeamUSA.jpgThe Japanese girls (pictured left) and the Junior Team USA boys (right) hold the lead in the four-player Team event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after Squad 1 bowlers have finished their three-game block on the 45 feet 'long' oil pattern Tuesday morning at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China.

    Shion Izumune and Kana Shimoide, who won silver and bronze in Singles and another silver medal in Doubles, teamed with Mirai Ishimoto and Mana Yoshida to lead the girls division for the third time in as many events.

    Japan had games of 892, 802 and 808 for 2502 total and an average of 208.50. Ishimoto led the way with 680 and was followed by Izumune (663), Yoshida (602) and Shimoide (557).

    2014WYCGirlsTeamFinland.jpg2014WYCGirlsTeamUSA.jpgFinland (left) was 25 pins off the pace with 2477 (206.42) and was the only other team which managed to roll three games over 800 (a 200 average). Roosa Lundén, daughter of former Finnish standout Reija Lundén, paced the team with 669 and was followed by Eliisa Hiltunen (638), Sanna Pasanen (630) and Jonna Jokinen (540).

    There is a big gap between second and third place as the U.S. girls are 161 pins behind Finland a distant third with 2316 (193.00). Lizabeth Kuhlkin (604) and Sarah Lokker (522), who were crowned WYC Doubles champions yesterday evening, teamed with Mary Wells (653) and Stephanie Schwartz (537).

    2014WYCShionIzumune.jpgRounding out the top 4 is Colombia with Alexandra Mosquera, Juliana Franco, Tatiana Munoz and Laura Plazas, who toppled 2296 pins (191.33).

    Izumune (left) holds a comfortable 151 pin lead in All-Events with 3262 total and an average of 217.47 for 15 games. Wells and Kuhlkin moved in second and third place with 3101 and 3098, respectively. Plazas is 16 pins off the pace for the medals in fourth place with 3082 with Shimoide (3079) and Ishimoto (3029) in fifth and sixth place.

    2014WYCBoysTeamUSA.jpgThe race for the top 4 positions in the men's Team event was much closer than on the women's side. When the dust had finally settled after three-and-a-half hours for three four-player team games, USA's Gregory Young, Matthew Farber, Wesley Low and Kamron Doyle (r-l) found themselves in the driver's seat with 2573 and an average of 214.42.

    The foursome rebounded from a slow start (756) with games of 917 and 900. Young led the team with 679 and was followed by Doyle (651), Low (650) and Farber (593).

    2014WYCBoysTeamMalaysia.jpgTrailing the Americans by 81 pins to sit in second place was Malaysia (left) with 2482 and an average of 206.83. Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Timmy Tan, Jonathan Ding Sagan and Ahmad Muaz Fishol sandwiched games of 756 and 795 around a high game of 928 including 12 consecutive strikes in frame six, seven and eight.

    2014WYCBoysTeamPeru.jpgThird place belonged to Peru (right) with Juan Andres Yuzuriha, Alejandro Ishikawa, Sebastian Yuzuriha and Kenny Kishimoto, who checked in with 2476 pins including games of 819, 882 and 775.

    Rounding out the top 4 is Germany with 2473. Rene Filor, Fabian Franz, Christoph Schurian and Christian Birlinger were off to a great start with 917 and 857 but dropped two spots behind a 699 final game.

    2014WYCBoysTeamSweden.jpg2014WYCBoysTeamEngland.jpgSweden's WYC Doubles champions Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson joined forces with Magnus Johnson and Jesper Svensson (left) to sit in fifth place with 2471, just 11 pins off the pace for second place.

    Curtis Hooper, Matthew Clayton, Christopher Lam and Elliot Crosby of Team England (right) came out of the gates commandingly with 965, the highest game of the day, to miss the WYC record held by Sweden (992 in 2012) by just 27 pins.

    The English boys held on to the lead after an 832 second game but slipped to sixth place after finishing the first block with a disappointing 640 game for 2437 total.

    2014WYCWesleyLow2.jpg2014WYCMattFarberCamronDoyle.jpgAmericans Low (left) and Doyle (right with matt Farber, left), the youngsters in the U.S. squad with 17 and 16 years of age, lead the boys in All-Events with 3453 and 3331, respectively. Svensson rounds out the top 3 with 3326. Close behind are Rafiq and Andersson, who sit in fourth and fifth place with 3291 and 3282.

    The 196 boys and the 96 girls from 46 countries were split into two squads to bowl three games on the 45 feet 'long' Mexico City lane conditioning pattern on Tuesday and another three games on the 35 feet 'short' Beijing pattern on Wednesday. The semifinals and finals will follow Wednesday evening.

    The top 4 girls' and boys' teams will advance to the playoffs on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. Hong Kong time. No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3 in the semifinals. The winners of the one-game matches bowl for gold and silver. The losers share the bronze medal.

    The Team event will also decide the medalists in girls' and boys' All-Events and the top 24 in each division, who will advance to the Masters competition which will conclude the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships on Thursday and Friday.

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