Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block


    2015 AYC

    Australia's Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block Australian averages 223.38 on medium oil and wins six of her eight matches to take a 49-pin lead into Tuesday's second round before the cut to the top 3 for the stepladder finals



    2015AYCEmilyRigney.jpgEmily Rigney (pictured left) of Australia averaged 223.38 on the medium pattern and won six of her eight matches Monday morning at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau, China, to take the lead in Girls Masters with 1847 total including 60 bonus pins.

    Rigney, who won a bronze medal in Doubles and finished fourth in All-Events, is the only Australian girl in the Masters finals, which featured the top 16 in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles and Teams).

    2015AYCNatashaRoslan.jpg Japan has all four players in the finals, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia three and Korea two players.

    The Aussie had seven games between 244 and 216 and a low game of 199 to hold a 49-pin lead heading into the second block on long oil Tuesday.

    Natasha Roslan (right) of Malaysia averaged 217.25 and also had a 6-2 won-lost record to sit in second place with 1798.

    2015AYCLeeYeongSeung.jpgLee Yeong Seung (left) of Korea was mere two pins behind in third place with 1796, also including 60 bonus pins.

    Just 25 pins off the pace for the top three was Futaba Imai of Japan, who was the fourth player with a 6-2 match play record and 1771 total.

    The top 16 boys in All-Events will roll their first eight-game block on medium oil later on Monday. All Masters finalists will return Tuesday for the second eight games on long oil. The top three boys and girls advance to the stepladder finals starting at 4.10 p.m. China Standard Time (CST) Tuesday.


    The 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China, will be held March 24-31 at 24-lane Macau Bowling Center inside the Cotai International Sports Complex in Macau, China.

    The Championships drew 98 players, 58 boys and 40 girls, from 15 member countries of the Asian Bowling Federation - Australia, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

    Up to four boys and four girls per country who must not be born before January 1, 1995, will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in five disciplines: Singles (contested on medium oil), Doubles (long oil), four-player Teams (first block long, second block medium), All Events (18 games; combined scores in Singles, Doubles and Teams) and Masters match play (top 16 in All-Events; first block medium, second block long).

    Competition concludes on Tuesday, March 31, with the boys and girls Masters stepladder finals followed by a victory banquet.

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation.


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    18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships - Girls Masters Match Play

    First block on medium oil, second block on long oil; top 3 will advance to the stepladder finals