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Park Jong Woo concludes Asian Games with victory in Men’s Masters


2014AsianGamesParkJongWoo4.jpg2014AsianGamesWuSiuHong4.jpgPark Jong Woo of Korea, who started the day in seventh place, topped Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong by six pins, 407-401, to claim his third gold medal of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in Men’s Masters.

The All-Events and Team gold medalist (pictured left), averaged 216,13 and won six of his eight matches on long oil earlier today en route to leap six spots and to take the top seed for the three-player stepladder finals.

2014AsianGamesShakerAlHassan.jpgWu (right), who slipped from first to second in the second match play block, tied third-seeded Shaker Al-Hassan (left), United Arab Emirates, in the semifinal match, 183-183, but advanced to the title match with a 35-27 win in roll-off.

In the title match over two games with the total pinfall determining the winner, the Korean took a comfortable 38-pin lead after the first game, 225-187, but Wu fought back to win game two, 214-182, yet fell six pins short of another roll-off.

Wu added the silver medal to the bronze in the Team event and Al-Hassan, who earned bronze, won the first medal for the UAE. The bowling competition of the 17th Asian Games came to an end with the Victory Ceremonies on Thursday evening.

Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).

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2014AsianGamesLogo.jpgThe Asian Games, a.k.a. Asiad, is a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The XVII Asian Games run from September 19th to October 4th in Incheon, South Korea, featuring more than 9,000 athletes from 25 countries, who compete for medals in 36 sports.

Bowling made its debut in 1978 (Bangkok, Thailand) and returned in 1986 (Seoul, Korea) and was part of the Games in each event since 1994 (Hiroshima, Japan). The Bowling competition of the Incheon Asian Games was contested Sept. 23 – Oct. 2 at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium bowling center.

176 players, 102 men and 74 women, from 19 countries – China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and the host country Korea – bowled for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.

The competition was contested on a 36-feet short and a 46-feet long lane conditioning pattern. See also the Kegel Lane Map Report.

The winners in Singles (long oil), Doubles (short oil), Trios (short/long) and Teams (long/short) were determined by the highest six-game total. The player with the highest 24 game total of the four disciplines became the All-Events champion.

The top 16 women and top 16 men in All-Events, but maximum two per national Olympic Committee, advanced to the Masters finals Oct. 1 & 2. Those 16 bowled two eight-game blocks of Round Robin match play – first block on short, second block on long oil – to determine the top 3 players for the stepladder finals, which concluded the Asian Games bowling competition.

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17th Asian Games – Men’s Masters Stepladder Finals

Championship Round:
1. Park Jong Woo, Korea
2. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong
3. Shaker Al-Hassan, United Arab Emirates

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. 2 Wu def. No. 3 Al-Hassan, 35-27 in roll-off after a 183-183 tie
Championship: No. 1 Park (225, 182) def Wu (187, 214) 407-401.

17th Asian Games – Men’s Masters after Round Robin Match Play

First block on short oil, second block on long oil; top 3 after 16 games including bonus pins advance to the stepladder finals.

17th Asian Games – Men’s Masters after Block 1 of 2

Top 3 after 16 games including bonus pins advance to the stepladder finals.

Herbert Bickel

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