Hong Kong’s Eric Tseng
, Wu Siu Hong
and Michael Mak
(right) defeated Chen Wu-Chi
, Xu Zhe-Jia
(below left) and all-events champion Wu Hao-Ming
of Chinese Taipei in an all-Asian championship match, 659-610, to capture the gold medal in men’s trios at the 2017 World Bowling Championships for men and women.
In an exciting semi-final match that went down to the last shot, the bowlers from Hong Kong edged Finland’s Joonas Jähi, Niko Oksanen and Petteri Salonen, 616-613.
Hong Kong’s anchor Wu doubled in the 10th frame while Finland’s (right) anchor and all-events silver medalist Salonen gave their opponents the open frame they needed when he left and failed to convert the 3-10 split.
In an all-Asian semi-final, fourth-seeded Hong Kong defeated top-seeded Japan (left), 613-559. Daisuke Yoshida, Shogo Wada and Shusaku Asato could not match their pace from the preliminaries three days ago.
The spinners from Chinese Taipei earned the silver medal, while Japan and Finland both got bronze.
The World Bowling Championships for men and women will be held from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
The Championships will award medals in six disciplines in each division – singles, doubles, trios, team, all-events and masters.
Bowlingdigital will provide onsite coverage of the combined World Championships including reports, photos and results after each round commencing with women’s singles preliminaries on Saturday, Nov. 25, all the way through to masters match play on Monday, Dec. 4, completed in the late afternoon.
World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on the World Bowling Tour, click here.
USA beats Germany to win gold medal in Trios at World Championships
Colombia, Singapore earn the No. 1 seeds for Sunday’s Team of Five finals
Colombian women and men lead squad 2 in five-player Team event
Chinese Taipei, Malaysia get off to a strong start in five-player Team event
Japanese men, U.S. women earn no. 1 seeds for Sunday’s Trios Finals
Three Asian teams move into the top 4 in Trios after 2/3 squads
Japan, Denmark lead as Squad 2 has completed Trios preliminaries
Indonesia, Japan in pole position as Trios preliminaries reach halfway point
Japanese men move to top of the leaderboard in squad 2
Korean men, USA women surge into lead in Trios after Squad 1
Another gold medal for Chris Barnes & Tommy Jones in Men’s Doubles
Korea’s Jung Dawun, Kim Moonjeong emerge as Women’s Doubles champions
United States women target to defend Doubles title at World Championships
Malaysia dominates opening squad in Women’s Doubles
All four spots for Men’s Doubles Finals go to Squad 2
Chinese Taipei spinners take the early lead in Men’s Doubles Preliminaries
Dutch Xander van Mazijk wins gold in Men’s Singles from top seed
Imai trumps Mai to win gold in Women’s Singles at World Bowling Championships
Taiwanese Wu Hao-Ming shoots 300 to earn no. 3 seed for medal round
Dutch Xander van Mazijk sets the tone in Men’s Singles at World Championships
Strong finish propels Japan’s Futaba Imai into Women’s Single Finals
Korea’s Hong Haeni sets the pace in Women’s Singles to start World Championships
2017 World Bowling Championships Preview
World Bowling Championships – Men’s Trios Finals
South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, USA (Dec. 3, 2017)
Gold: Hong Kong (Eric Tseng, Wu Siu Hong, Michael Mak), 1275 (2 games)
Silver: Chinese Taipei (Chen Wu-Chi, Xu Zhe-Jia, Wu Hao-Ming), 1223 (2 games)
Bronze: Japan (Daisuke Yoshida, Shogo Wada, Shusaku Asato), 559 (1 game)
Bronze: Finland (Joonas Jähi, Petteri Salonen, Niko Oksanen), 613 (1 game)
Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Chen (221), Xu (212), Wu (180) def.
No. 1 Yoshida (177), Wada (163), Asato (219), 613-559
Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Tseng (215), Mak (157), Wu (244) def.
No. 2 Jähi (181), Oksanen (207), Salonen (225), 616-613
Championship Match: Tseng (237), Mak (222), Wu (200) def.
Chen (180), Xu (235), Wu (195), 659-610.