Home » Navigation » Asia » Asian Games » Mirai Ishimoto, Rafiq Ismail win Asian Games Masters gold from top seed

Mirai Ishimoto, Rafiq Ismail win Asian Games Masters gold from top seed

Ads



Top seeded Mirai Ishimoto of Japan and Rafiq Ismail finished big to win the women’s and men’s gold medal in masters which concluded the bowling competition of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 at Jakabaring Sports City Bowling Center Palembang, Indonesia, Monday.

Overnight leader Ishimoto (right) added 1922 on medium oil to Sunday’s 1896 on long oil, an average of 238.63 over 16 games using the World Bowling Scoring System, and won 13 of her 16 matches to earn the no. 1 seed with 3948 total. Defending champion Lee Nayoung of Korea and her team mate Lee Yeonji took second and third place with 3854 and 3847, respectively, to meet in the opening match.

Featured photo from left: Lee Nayoung, Mirai Ishimoto and Lee Yeonji.

Yeonji ousted Naayoung (left, r-l), 230-211, for the right to bowl Ishimoto in the gold medal match in over two games total pins format.

Ishimoto took an 11-pin lead after the first game, 240-229, and though the Japanese lost the second game, 241-244, she wrapped up the title with a 481-473 victory.

Ishimoto won the first gold medal for Japanese women and the second for the team, while Yeonji and Nayoung added silver and bronze to the team gold medal for the Korean women.


On the men’s side, Rafiq Ismail (right, in the middle) averaged 255.75 based on the World Bowling Scoring System and won all but one match to jump from sixth place after the first block on long oil to first place with 4005 total, including 130 bonus pins.

Ismail (left) overtook Korea’s Koo Seonghoi by 25 pins thanks to a 252-207 win in the position round. Koo took the no. 2 seed with 3980. Defending champion Park Jong Woo of Korea defeated Muhd Jaris Goh from Singapore in the position round, 267-256, to leap from fifth to third place with 3910, beating Lin Pai-Feng (3902) of Chinese Taipei and Takayu Miyazawa (3882) of Japan for the last spot to advance.

In the opening match of the stepladder finals, Park defeated his compatriot Koo (left, r-l) in a tight match, 254-245, to advance.

The multiple World Champion and Asian Games gold medalist carried the momentum into the gold medal match as he took a 21-pin lead with a 266-245 win in the first game.

Ismail (right) started the second game with seven consecutive strikes to take a 12-pin lead overall as Park, who started with a turkey, converted four single-pin spares in the next five frames. Ismail converted a singles pin spare in his eighth frame and sealed the victory with a double in the 9th and 10 frame for 289-235 and 534-511.

Ismail’s gold medal was the first gold medal for the Malaysian men and the second for the team. Park and Koo added silver and bronze to the team gold medal for the Korean men.

The 2018 Asian Games bowling competition awarded six gold, silver and bronze medals to the athletes, three each in the men’s and women’s division. Korea, Malaysia and Japan shared the gold medals equally. Korea led the medal tally with two gold, two silver and two bronze medals, Malaysia was second with two gold and two silver medals, and Japan third with two gold medals. Chinese Taipei (one silver and two bronze), Hong Kong (1 silver medal) and Singapore (two bronze medals) shared the remaining medals.

The 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, an pan-Asian multi-sport event, will held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in Indonesia.

For the first time, the quadrennial Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province. Approximately 17,000 athletes from 45 countries will participate in Asian biggest sports event and up to 13,000 volunteers are helping to make the Games happen.

The bowling competition was held August 18-27 in the bowling center inside Jakabaring Sport City also known as Jakabaring Sport Complex (Indonesian: Kompleks Olahraga Jakabaring), an integrated sports facility complex near Palembang, featuring 166 bowlers – 97 men and 69 women – from 18 countries.

For the first time in Asian Games history, only three disciplines were contested – Trios, Team of 6 and Masters. In the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Bowling handed out six gold medals in each gender, including singles, doubles and all-events.

The bowling competition was contested on two lane conditioning pattern, a medium and a long oil pattern. Kegel’s John Janawicz was managing lane maintenance.

The 2018 Asian Games bowling competition kicked off with the women’s and men’s trios event on August 22 & 23.

The Team of 6 events was contested on August 24 & 25. In both events all players bowled two blocks of three games, one block on each pattern, with the six-game total determining the medalists.

The top 16 men and top 16 women based on the 12-game total pinfall in trios and team, but not more than two players from each NOC, qualified for the masters finals on August 26 and 27.

The top 3 men and top 3 women after 16 games of round robin match play, including bonus pins (10 per win, 5 for a tie) advanced to the stepladder finals.

Also for the first time in Asian Games history, the World Bowling Scoring System was used and Jakabaring Bowling Center has been modified to display and tabulate the new scoring system throughout the tenpin bowling competition.

The World Bowling Scoring System maintains the traditional 10-frame format but awards 30 pins for a strike, 10 pins for a spare plus the pinfall of the first shot in the frame, and actual pinfall after two shots in case of an open frame. The maximum score is still 300 and this figure is based on the player receiving 10 consecutive strikes with no bonus pins being awarded in the 10th frame.

Photos © abf-online.org

Get the latest information about the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 on the
official app.

Related Articles

Park Jong Woo, Mirai Ishimoto lead in Asian Games Masters after first block
Korean men defend Team gold medal at 18th Asian Games
Korean women capture prestigious Team gold at 18th Asian Games
Japanese men successfully defend men’s trios title at 18th Asian Games
Malaysian women bowlers start Asian Games 2018 with victory in trios
18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 are underway in Indonesia
2014 Asian Games
2010 Asian Games
2006 Asian Games
2002 Asian Games

From left: Park Jong Woo, Rafiq Ismail and Koo Seonghoi.

18th Asian Games – Men Masters Stepladder Finals

Championship Round:
1. Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia
2. Park Jong Woo, Korea
3. Koo Seonghoi, Korea

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 3 Park def. No. 2 Koo, 254-245
Championship: No. 1 Ismail (245, 289) def. Park (266, 245), 534-511.

From left: Lee Yeonji, Mirai Ishimoto and Lee Nayoung.

18th Asian Games – Women Masters Stepladder Finals

Championship Round:
1. Mirai Ishimoto, Japan
2. Lee Yeonji, Korea
3. Lee Nayoung, Korea

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 3 Yeonji def. No. 2 Nayoung, 230-211
Championship: No. 1 Ishimoto (240, 241) def. Yeonji (229, 244), 481-473.

18th Asian Games – Men Masters after Block 2/2 (medium oil)

Scores based on the World Bowling Scoring System. Top 3 with the highest 16-game total, including bonus pins (10 per win, 5 for each tie), advance to the stepladder finals.

18th Asian Games – Women Masters after Block 2/2 (medium oil)

Scores based on the World Bowling Scoring System. Top 3 with the highest 16-game total, including bonus pins (10 per win, 5 for each tie), advance to the stepladder finals.

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