Singaporean women finish strong to set the tone in the five-player Team event


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    Korea is 15 pins behind in second place with Indonesia a distant third; Japan's Misaki Mukotani shoots into the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games

     A strong finish propelled Daphne Tan, Geraldine Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen of Singapore into the lead in the prestigious five-player Team event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships after the first block on long oil Friday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    From top left clockwise - Yeong-Nathan, Tan, New, Lim, Ng and Yeo. Click image for larger view. Photos courtesy of TTBA.

    2015AsCWomenTeamKorea.jpgThe 2014 Asian Games Team champion started the day with a solid 1064 game to trail leader Korea by 108 pins. The Singaporeans countered with 1192, the highest game of the day, to narrow the gap to seven pins and closed out their three-game series with 1088, to take the lead with 3344 total and an average of 222.93.

    Yeong-Nathan (279, 256, 226) had the highest individual series of all 76 bowlers with 761 (253.67 average) and was followed by New (701), Tan (677), Yeo (630) and Ng (575).

    2015AsCWomenTeamIndonesia.jpgTrailing Singapore by 15 pins to sit in second place was reigning Team World Champion Korea (above right) with Jung Da Wun, Kim Jin Sun, Lee Young Seung, Jeon Eun Hee and Son Yun Hee, who toppled 3329 pins (221.93) including games of 1172, 1091 and 1066.

    There is a bigger gap between second and third place. Tannya Roumimper, Novie Phang, Sharon Limansantoso, Nadia Pramanik and Alisha Nabila Larasati of Indonesia (left) had three consistently high games (1052, 1077 and 1058) for 3187 (212.47), 142 pins behind the Koreans.

    2015AsCWomenTeamChineseTaipei.jpgDefending Asian Team champion Chinese Taipei (right) with Tsai Hsin-Yi, Pan Yu-Fen, Chang Yu-Hsuan, Li Shiau-Ping and Chien Hsiu-Lan were close behind Korea and Singapore after two games (1067, 1135) but slipped to fourth place with 63133 (208.67) due a 931 final game.

    Singles Silver medalist Misaki Mukotani, Japan, who was 123 pins off the lead in All-Events after three disciplines, used her 714 series today to jump into the lead with 4665 and an average of 222.14. Jung Da Wun was mere 12 pins behind to stay in second place with 4653 (221.57).

    Previous leader Sin Li Jane fell two spots to third place with 4619 (219.95) after averaging 181.67 today. Jeon Eun Hee was on course for the top 3 but finished her set with 168 to remain in fourth place with 4590 (218.57).

    Jasmine Yeong-Nathan 761 series propelled her from 10th to fifth place with 4577 (217.95), just 42 pins behind third place. With 21 of 24 games in the books, Dayang Khairuniza of Malaysia holds the 16th and last place to advance to the Masters competition with 4379 (208.52).

    All teams will return Saturday for the second block on medium oil. The women will bowl their three games in the morning with the men to follow in the afternoon. 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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