Korea's Park, Shin, Hong set two records to cruise to the gold medal in Men's Trios


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    China wins the silver medal, Malaysia takes the bronze; Johnathan Chan (MAS), Takuya Miyazawa (JPN) bring the number of 300 games to four; Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail maintains 21-pin lead in All-Events heading into the Team event Friday & Saturday

    2015AsCTriosParkShinHong.jpgFirst-block leaders Shin Seung Hyeon, Park Jong Woo and Hong Hae Sol (pictured left, l-r; photos courtesy of TTBA) widened their lead from 123 to 316 pins in a span of three games on long oil to cruise to the gold medal in Men's Trios at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The Koreans started the day with a solid 637 game before they closed out with huge 728 and 747 for 2112 series 234.67 and 4254 total, an overall average of 236.33, to set new Asian Championships Trios records for three and six games.

    Shin, who posted the field-best 756 series on long oil, led the team with 1483. Park, a three-time Asian Games champion and two-time World Champion in 2014, was close behind with 1446 to win his second gold medal of the Championships (first came in Doubles). Hong added 676. The Koreans out averaged the other 40 trios by 17 pins and more.

    2015AsCTriosChina.jpg2015AsCTriosTanAimanIsmail.jpgStarting the second block in fifth place, China's Du Jianchao, Yao Lin and Mi Zhongli (left) rolled the second-best 1995 series (221.67) to overtake trios from Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia and to earn the silver medal with 3938 (218.78).

    Timmy Tan, Nur Aiman and Rafiq Ismail (right, l-r), who led the Chinese by mere three pins after the first three games on medium oil, were close behind with 1976 but fell 16 pins behind to land in third place with 3922 (217.89).

    2015AsCTriosBarqiShaikhSaud.jpg2015AsCTriosKlanbidaChengLarpapharat.jpgSaudi Arabia's Mohammed Al-Saud, Bader Al-Shaikh and Adel Al-Barqi (left, l-r) slipped from third place to fourth with 3892 (216.22). Second-placed Phumin Klanbida, Atittarat Cheng and Yannaphon Larp-apharat of Thailand (right, l-r) fell out of the medals to sixth place with 3837 (213.17).

    Singapore's Jaris Goh, Joel Tan and Justin Lim (below left, r-l) used the third-best 1987 series to rocket from 19th to fifth place with 3843 (213.50).

    2015AsCTriosLimTanGoh.jpg2015AsCTriosShinHongPark.jpgMalaysia's Rafiq Ismail maintained a slim lead in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) after three out of four disciplines with 4159 total and an average of 231.06.

    Asian Games All-Events champion Park Jong Woo (right) narrowed the gap to 21 pins to sit in second place with 4138 (229.89). Hong Hae Sol (center) remained in third place with 4129 (229.39), while their team mate Shin Seung Hyeon (left) leaped from sixth to fourth place with 4109 (228.28).

    There is a gap of 101 pins and more between the top 4 and the rest of the field. With 18 of 24 games in the books, Japan's Takuya Miyazawa and Tomoyuki Sasaki are tied for 16th and last place to advance to the Masters competition with 3908 and an average of 217.11.

    Miyazawa and Johnathan Chan achieved perfection in the second game today (fifth overall) to bring the number of 300 games in this Championships to four. Bahrain's Yusuf Al-Awahdi and Mohannad Ebrahim of Kuwait accomplished the feat in Men's Singles.

    Action shifts to the Men's and Women's five-player team event. The first block of three games on Friday will be contested on the long pattern, while Saturday's second block will be played on the medium pattern. The Team event also decides the medals in All-Events. The top 16 men and 16 women in All-Events advance to the Masters competition which will conclude the Championships on Sunday and Monday.

    ABFLogo_small.jpg2015AsCLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, which were originally scheduled for May 2014, will be held from January 15-26 Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    201 athletes, 125 men and 76 women, from 22 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) member federations participate in the 23rd edition of the prestigious event. Each team consists of maximum six male and six female bowlers. 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.

    The 23rd Asian Championships will be contested on two oil pattern - a 39 foot medium pattern and a 48 foot long pattern, which will be conditioned by Kegel.

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

    The top 3 in All Events (24 games; individual pinfall total in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team event) receive the medals while the top 16 advance to the Masters finals. The top 3 after two eight-game blocks (first block on medium oil, second block on long oil) will determine the champions in the stepladder final.


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