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19th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships

Hong Kong youth leads first block
7th October, Taichung: Doubles gold medallist and 2018 Asian Games Palembang Team silver medallist, Ivan Tse of Hong Kong A showed his class when he led the Boy's Masters first block at the 19th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Singles bronze medallist, kenzo Umali of Philippines A set a cracking pace defeating his team-mate, Danielle Evangelista, 264-198 plus a 10 pin bonus for the win. Singles gols and All Events silver medallist, Genki Hayashi of Japan also defeated his compatriot, Hokuto Fujinaga 227-204 to trail the Filipino by 37 pins.

A third Japanese, Takumi Shinsha thrashed a fourth Japanese, 227-167 to share second spot with Hayashi while Owen Wong of Singapore B beat sole Taiwanese in the finals, Tseng Hun En also by 227-174 to tie third spot.



Ivan Tse eying his second gold and third for Hong Kong

Jackson Botham of Australia A won his second match with a sizzling 279 to add to his first match win to take over the lead, Tse won his first two matches with 224 and 251 to move up into second spot.

Doubles silver and All Events bronze medallist, Eugene Oh also won his first two matches with 193 and 257 to take up third spot as Umali lost his second match with a poor 176 to drop down the field.


Another victory in the third match from Tse pushed the 18-year-old into the lead. Botham drew in his third match to take over secopnd spot as the Filipino recovered despite losing his third match with 204.

A lucky win in the fourth game for Tse with 195 kept him in the lead. The Aussie won his fourth match with 224 to narrow the gap to just 1 pin. Fujinaga won his third and fourth matches with a big game of 278 to move up to third.

The Hong Kong leader was on a roll winning three of his second half four matches to lead the first block with 1833 from a total of seven wins. Fujinaga finished strong to clinch second spot with 1805 from just four wins.

Yeo did not win his last two matches but scored high games to secure third position with 1768, also from four wins. Sho Saito, who was third before the eighth match, managed 191 to finish fourth with 1761 from three wins.



Top 3 finishers, Hokuto Fujinaga, Ivan Tse and Eugene Yeo


Team bronze medallist, Brandon Ong of Singapore A rolled 279, 227, 217 and 207 for three wins an a tie to complete the top five with 1753 from four wins an a draw. Early pace-setter, Botham suffered a low game of 160 to drop to sixth position with 1750. All Events gold medallist, Alex Yu finished ninth with 1719 from just four wins.

The players will resume competition with their second block of seven matches and a position-round match tomorrow to determine the top three with the highest pinfalls plus bonus to proceed to the stepladder shootout finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Taichung, Chinese Taipei.

Hong Kong, Singapore captures Doubles gold
3rd October, Taichung: 2017 Asian School Doubles bronze medallist, Ivan Tse and Alex Yu captured Hong Kong A Team's first gold medal of the 19th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in the Boy's Doubles while Singapore B won the Girl's Doubles gold.

TAt start of the second squad, Khalid Alsuwandi and Abdulghaffar Ambon had a great start posting 432 to lead Australia Team A second pair of Jackson Botham and Kyle Annetts in second by 6 pins. The second pair of Singapore A team's Xavier Teo and Eugene Yeo rolled a sizzling game of 568 to take over the running.

The Singaporean pair remained in the lead after another superb game of 426 as the Australian pair moved into second spot with Saudi Arabia slipping down to third. Hong Kong's Tse and Singles silver medallist, Yu fired 527 to take over the lead.



Ivan Tse and Alex Yu with Hong Kong's first gold medal

Tse and Yu knocked down 410 in their fifth game and needed 388 or more in their sixth and final game to overhaul Squad 1 leader, Brandon Ong and Gerald Teng of Singapore A1. The Hong Kong duo kept their cool to end with 437 to seal victory with 2671.

Singapore's Teo and Yeo made a last bid with 480 but fell short by five pins to claim the silver medal with 2666. Their compatriot, Ong and Teng took home the bronze medal with 2661, a further 10 pins away.

Singles gold medallist, Genki Yahashi and Takuma Shinsha of Japan, who finished second in ther first squad, were pushed off the podium finishing fourth with 2646. A second Japanese pair of Sho Saito and Hokuto Fujinaga rounded out the top 5 with 2622.


In the girl's division, Alena Dang and Colleen Pee of Singapore B Team, led from start to finish in the second squad to snatch the gold medal with 2428. Australia Team A's Ivy Dickinson and Emily Johnston denied a Singapore one-two finish by clinching the silver medal with 2372.

Squad 1 leader, Lu Yi Quek and Arianne Tay of Singapore B Team settled for third to pick up the bronze medal with 2343. Australia Team B's second pair of Amu Shoesmith and Sophie Martin, who trailed the champion throughout the second squad, missed the podium to finish in fourth with 2325.

After two events contested, Genki Hayashi led the Boy's All Events standings with 2827 followed by Alex Yu in second with 2763 while Eugene Yeo occupied third spot 2657. Singles gold medallist, Zong Yi Shin topped the girl's division with 2468.



Alena Dang and Colleen Pee winning the Girl's Doubles gold medal

Singles silver and Doubles bronze medallist, Arianne Tay occupied second spot with 2452 while Erina Ishimoto of Japan took over third spot from her compatriot, Akari Yasuda with 2389.

Competition will shift to the 4-players Team event tomorrow over the first block of 3 games for both the boys and girls divisions. They will resume with their second block of 3 games on October 5.

The top 3 teams with the highest total pinfalls will be awarded the medals. The top 16 boys and top 16 girls in their respective All Events standings based on the 18 games contested in the three events will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals to be staged on October 7 and 8.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Taichung, Chinese Taipei.

Hong Kong youth wins first silver
2nd October, Taichung: 2017 Asian School Masters silver medallist, Alex Yu won Hong Kong's first silver medal at the 19th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships as Japan's Genki Hayashi and Singapore's Zong Yi Shin won the Boy's and Girl's gold medals.

Hayashi, who topped the Boy's opening squad with 1460 remained unbeaten to capture the gold medal. Alex Yu of Hong Kong A, who finished second to Hayashi, retained second spot to take home the silver medal with 1351.

2017 Hong Kong Asian School Singles gold medallist, Kenzo Umali of Philippine A, who won the second squad with 1345, settled for the bronze medal. Umali had led the first three games of the second squad with 246, 203 and 216 but lost the lead to Kyle Annetts of Australia A after fourth and fifth games.



Alex Yu picking up Hong Kong's first silver medal in the Boy's Singles

The 16-year-old Filipino ended stronger than the Aussie to clinch the squad victory. Takumi Shinsha of Japan finished second to Umali with 1330 and missed the podium by 15 pins to end in fourth overall.

Danielle Evangelista of Philippines A, who was third in the second squad, completed the top 5 with 1316. Owen Wong of Singapore B, who was third in the first squad with 1307, ended up in sixth position behind Evangelista.


In the girl's division, Lu Yi Quek of Singapore B set the early pace in the second squad but lost the lead to Zong after the third game. Two Japanese girls, Erina Ishimoto took over the lead after the fourth game and Akari Yasuda led after the fifth game.

But Zong fied the championship's first 300 in her final game to snatch victory and the gold medal with 1292. Yasuda finished second with 1253 but could not beat Squad 1 winner, Arianne Tay's 1281 to settle for the bronze medal.

Tay secured the silver medal to give Singapore a one-two finish. Ishimoto missed out on the podium ending in fourth with 1231. Jamie Phelan of Australia A rounded out the top 5 with 1218. Arielle Tay, who was second in the first squad dropped down to seventh.



Singles gold medallists, Hayashi and Zong

Competition will shift to the Doubles event tomorrow with Squad 1 for the Boy's and Girl's divisions in the morning and Squad 2 in the afternoon. The top 3 with the highest pinfalls after six games will be awarded the medals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Taichung, Chinese Taipei.

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