New Hui Fen takes commanding lead as Women's Masters match play reaches halfway point

    01/25/15

    2015 AsC Thailand

    Singaporean averages 253.63 and wins seven out of eight matches on medium oil to take a 251 pin lead into the second round on long oil Monday; Korea's Son Yun Hee becomes the second woman in Asian Championships history to roll a 300 game

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    2015AsCNewHuiFen.jpg2015AsCLeeYoungSeung.jpgNew Hui Fen (pictured left; photos courtesy of TTBA) of Singapore has almost secured her spot in the Masters finals of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships as the women's round robin match play has reached the halfway point Sunday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

    New fired games of 279, 226, 228, 256, 258, 279, 257 and 246 on the medium lane conditioning pattern, an average of 253.63, for eight-game pinfall of 2029 and won seven out of eight matches (10 pins bonus for each win) for 2099 total.

    The Singaporean out averaged her nearest competitor, Lee Young Seung (above right) of Korea, by nearly 30 pins. Lee, who had five games between 247 and 260 also suffered three sub-par games (164, 176, 181) for 1798 pinfall (224.75) and 1848 total including a 5-3 won-lost record.

    2015AsCAlishaNabilaLarasati.jpg2015AsCDayangKhairuniza.jpgAlisha Nabila Larasati was 24 pins behind with 1774 (211.75) and 1824 total including a 5-3 match play record. Dayang Khairuniza (right) of Malaysia had the second-best 6-2 record and 1759 pinfall (219.88) to take fourth place with 1819, just five pins off the pace for the stepladder finals.

    Kim Jin Sun and Son Yun Hee of Korea were close behind in fifth and sixth place with 1799 and 1791, respectively, both with a 3-5 won-lost record.

    Son, who won the gold medal in Masters at the 2013 World Championships, rolled the seventh perfecto of the Championships in her sixth game to become just the second woman in Asian Championships history to roll a 300 game. Her team mate, Jeon Eun-Hee was the first to accomplish the feat in 2008 Championships in Hong Kong.

    2015AsCWomenMastersFiveKoreanWomen.jpgJung Da Wun of Korea, who averaged 222 for 24 games to win the gold medal in All-Events, had a bad day, shooting 29-under (1571 - based on a 200 average) to finish the first block in 15th place with 1601 total, 223 pins off the pace for the top 3.

    L-R The five Korean Masters finalists - Lee Young Seung, Jeon Eun Hee, Jung Da Wun, Kim Jin Sun and Son Yun Hee.

    Women and men are done for today and will return Monday for another seven games of round robin match play plus a final position round match starting at 9 a.m. (women) and 1.30 p.m. (men) Indochina Time (ICT).

    The top 3 players with the highest 16-game total including bonus pins will bowl for the medals in the stepladder finals slated for Monday, 5 p.m.

    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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