Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat takes 114-pin lead in Men's Masters Round One


    2010 Asian Games

    2010AsianGamesLogo.jpg 2009KSAYannaphonLarpapharat.jpgYannaphon Larp-apharat (pictured right) of Thailand got off to a great start into the Men's Masters competition at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China as he took a convincing lead after the first block of eight games round robin on long oil Tuesday morning at Tianhe Bowling Hall.

    Yannaphon had eight games between 203 and 266 winning seven of his eight matches to lead the field of 16 players with 1966 pinfall total including 70 pins bonus (10 pins for each win). The Thai, who averaged 237.00, held a 114-pin lead over Biboy Rivera (below left), Philippines.

    2010PHIBiboyRivera.jpg2010MWCChoiBokEum.jpgThe Asian Games champion in Singles (on short oil) averaged 225.25 on the long pattern including a high game of 242 and compiled a 5-3 won-loss record to sit in second place with 1852.

    Trios and Team champion Choi Bok-Eum (right), Korea averaged 224.13 including a high game of 254 to land in third place with 1843 including 50 pins bonus. The top three players after the second block on short oil on Wednesday will advance to the stepladder finals.

    Just outside the box looking in was Du Jianchao, China, who was fourth with 1838 including a 6-2 match play record. The second Korea, Choi Yong-Kyu, was mere eight pins behind with 1830 (6-2) and was followed by Mohammed Al-Regebah, Kuwait, in sixth place with 1818 (4-4).

    There was bigger gap between sixth and seventh place. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, was next with 1739 (5-3) with Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia in eighth place at 1727 (4-4). All Events gold medalist Alex Liew, Malaysia rollercoastered his way into ninth place with 1714 (3-5) including high games of 288 and 269 and low games of 168, 169, 178 and 194.

    The top 16 in All Events but maximum two players per country advanced to the Masters finals which will conclude the bowling competition of the 16th Asian Games on Wednesday.

    101 men from 17 countries - Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Uzbekistan and the host country China - participate in the 16th Asian Games bowling competition at Tianhe Bowling Hall in Guangzhou, China to bowl for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters.


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    16th Asian Games - Men's Masters Finals Round One

    Round robin match play. 10 pins bonus for each win. First block on long oil, second block on short oil. The top 3 will advance to the stepladder finals.