Home » Navigation » America » Championships » Japan, Korea lead team event at 2018 World Bowling Youth Championships

Japan, Korea lead team event at 2018 World Bowling Youth Championships

Ads


The Japanese boys and the Korean girls took the early lead in the prestigious four-player team event in the 15th World Bowling Youth Championships 2018 Tuesday at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., USA.

Japan (featured photo), fueled by the fourth perfect game of the Championships and a 741 series from 19-year-old Sayato Takahira (right), tops the standings with a 2691 total and an average of 224.25 as a team.

Takumi Hagasaki had 704, Yuma Haraguchi added 641 and Hideaki Hata contributed 605.

Japan is followed by the Philippines (left; 2587), Malaysia (right; 2569) and Qatar (below left; 2525).

After three additional games Wednesday, six-game pinfall totals will determine the four teams that advance to Thursday’s bracket-style semifinals. The semifinal and gold-medal matches will use a best-of-three Baker format.

Just outside the box looking in are Slovenia (2516), three-time defending champion United States (2513) and Korea (2510). The boys’ field includes 31 complete teams.

Defending team champion Korea (right) was the only nation in the girls’ division that surpassed the 2500-mark. Hong Sunhwa (682), Son Hyeonji (644), Kim Jinju (617) and Lee Jungmin (610) improved every game, posting scores of 809, 864 and 880 for 2553 total and an average of 212.75.

The Junior Team USA girls (left) finished the day second place with a 2482 total. They are looking for their first team title at the World Youth Championships since 2012.

Malaysia (right) is third with 2471 and Finland (below left) rounds out the top four with 2406. The women’s field includes 20 complete teams.

All competitors at the 2018 World Youth Championships will be back on the lanes Wednesday for three additional games of team competition, after which, gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in All-Events based on 18-game pinfall totals – six games in singles, doubles and team.

The event’s top individual performers, 24 boys and 24 girls, will advance to Masters match play Thursday and Friday.

Through 15 games, Qatar’s Ghanim Aboujassoum (right) sits atop the boys all-events standings with a 3442 total, a 229.47 average. Han Jaehyeon of Korea is second with 3411, and singles champion Georg Skryten of Norway is third with 3405.

Breanna Clemmer (left), USA, tops the all-events standings on the girls side with a 3297 total, a 219.8 average. She is followed by Colombia’s Juliana Botero (3280) and Hong Sunhwa of Korea (3238).

The World Youth Championships is held every two years, and the 2018 edition has brought 214 competitors from 37 countries to the Detroit area to bowl for medals in singles, doubles, team, all-events and Masters competition.

World Bowling is providing livestream coverage of the event, and bowling fans from around the globe will be able to watch the competition live from start to finish. Coverage will include all qualifying, semifinal and final rounds.

For more information on the 2018 World Youth Championships or to watch the livestream, click here.

Photos courtesy of Max Bulanov.

Related Articles

Mexico, Sweden win Doubles at 2018 World Youth Championships
Mexico earns No. 1 seed for Girls Doubles semifinals at World Youth
Japan, Norway win Singles at 2018 World Bowling Youth Championships
Semifinalists set for Boys Singles at 2018 World Youth Championships
2018 World Bowling Youth Championships declared open
Junior Team USA ready for 2018 World Youth Championships
U.S. teams selected for 2018 World Youth Championships

15th World Bowling Youth Championships – Boys Team Preliminaries

Players with position, country and 3-game total. Top 4 after six games advance to the medal round.


300 games (1) – Sayato Takahira.

15th World Bowling Youth Championships – Boys All-Events after 15/18 games

15th World Bowling Youth Championships – Girls Team Preliminaries

Players with position, country and 3-game total. Top 4 after six games advance to the medal round.

15th World Bowling Youth Championships – Girls All-Events after 15/18 games

Herbert Bickel

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close