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28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Hong Kong captures Masters gold and bronze
21st September, Yancheng: All Events gold medallist and topseed, James Lui of Hong Kong won his second gold medal at the 28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in the Men's final while Milki Ng earned the bronze medal in the Women's division.

In the best-of-3 Men's final match, Lui lost the first match to Trios gold medallist, Zhang Zhiyong of China A, 196-256. But Lui bounced back with a 231-214 win over Wang to force the tie into the third and deciding match.

Wang started off with a split in his opening frame as Lui converted a single pin spare. The Chinese could not find any strikes in his next two frames while Lui doubled in the second and third frames.

Lui then went on a strike-fest, reeling in ten strikes--in-a-row to romp home a comfortable 290-193 victory to win his second gold medal of the championships. The champion had earlier defeated another Chinese, Qi Wankang, 2-0 in the semi-finals to advance to the final.

James Lui picking up his second gold medal in the Masters

Lui ousted eighth-seed, Lin Hsin-Feng of Chinese Taipei, 2-0 in the quarter-finals and Lin Bing of China B, 2-1 in the Round of 16. Wang had to work hard when he beat two gold medallist, Oh Jin Won of Korea, 2-1 in the other semi. Wang also defeated Sol Kum Song of DPR Korea, 2-0 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semi.

In the women's division, Korea retained the Masters title after fourth-seed, Choi brushed aside compatriot, Lee Hyeon Gyung, 2-0 in the all-Korean final to pick up a second gold medal for the Korean women.

The champion edged 16th-seed, Fang Juanjuan of China A, 2-0 in the first semi-final match to advance to the final. She also dispatched fifth-seed, Wang Ting-Wen of Chinese Taipei, 2-0 in the quarter-finals and 13th-seed, Chan Shuk Han of Hong Kong, 2-1 in the Round of 16.

Lee narrowly beat Singles gold medallist, Milki Ng of Hong Kong, 2-1 in the other semi and another Taiwanese, Wang Yu-Huei, 2-0 in the quarter-finals. Lee sailed past Doubles gold medallist, Peng Rui of China A, 2-0 in the Round of 16.

Women's Masters medallists, Fang, Lee, Choi and Milki Ng

Korea topped the overall medal tally with 5 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze medals. China A finished second with 3 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals. Hong Kong was third with 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals while Chinese Taipei took home 1 gold and 5 bronze medals.

Five nations, DPR Korea, Hong Kong, Korea, Chinese Taipei and China with three teams comprised of 42 men and 21 women taking part in this year's championships hosted by Yancheng Bowling Association with main sponsor, Jiangsu Dafeng Rural Commercial Bank and other sponsors.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

Hong Kong wins Singles gold, silver and bronze
16th September, Yancheng: Topseed, Milki Ng of Hong Kong won the Women's Singles gold medal while James Lui and Ernest Kwok picked up the Men's Singles Silver and Bronze medals at the 28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling CHampionships on Sunday.

Ng, brushed aside fourth-seed, Hong Hyeon Jeong of Korea, 179-145 in the Women's Singles first semi-finals match to advance to the final while 2017 Asian Intercity Championships triple gold medallist and third-seed defeated compatriot and second-seed, Kong Min 191-164 in the all-China second semi-finals.

The final between Ng and Peng was a closely fought tie with nothing seprating the duo toward the fifth frame. Peng missed a single-pin spare in the third frame and Ng encountered a split in the fourth frame which she failed to convert.

Milki Ng picking up the first gold medal for Hong Kong

But Ng bounced back with a double in the sixth and seventh frames while Peng was unable to response. Whilst the Hong Kong national spared and struck again in the eighth and ninth frames, the Chinese doubled in her eighth and ninth frames leaving just 2 pins separating them.

Ng spared her tenth frame to end with a spare and 227 to clinch the gold medal while Peng could not find a double to overturn the tie going down with 222 and had to settle for the silver medal. Kong and Hong took home a bronze medal each.

Meanwhile it was a Hong Kong versus Korea affair in the Men's division. Fourth-seed Lee Won Seok breezed past topseed, Ernest Kwok of Hong Kong, 234-178 in the first semi-finals to advance to the final while Squad B winner and second-seed, James Lui of Hong Kong edged third-seed, Oh Jin Won of Korea, 190-187 in the other semi to face another Korean in the final.

Like the women's final, there was very little separating the gold medal contenders. Lee rolled three strikes-in-a-row to take an early lead. Lui doubled in the second and third frames and again in the fifth and sixth frames.

Lee rolled a big 4-6 split in the sixth frame but managed pull off an incredible spare to the delight of his supporting team-mates and officials. With the conversion, Lee built up his confidence to roll four strikes-in-a-row thereafter.

Ernest Kwok and James Lui with their bronze and silver medals

Although Lui responded with another double in the ninth and tenth frames, Lee went on to strike out to beat Lui, 257-237 and claimed the gold medal. Lui settled for the silver while the losing semi-finalists, Kwok and Oh took home a bronze medal each.

Competition will shift to the Doubles event tomorrow with the Women in the morning and the men, divided into two squads in the afternoon. The top 4 men and top 4 women pairs will advance to the semi-finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

Another superb showing by Hong Kong
16th September, Yancheng: 2017 Asian Intercity Championships two silver medallist, Ernest Kwok added another superb showing to Hong Kong team after topping the Men's Singles Squad A preliminaries at the 28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Kwok started of brilliantly with 249 to lead Korea's Lee Won Seok by a mere 3 pins. Cai Yangxin of China A downed 235 for third while Chinese Taipei's Shen Ying-Te and a second Korean, Han Jae-Hyeon was fourth and fifth.

The Hong Kong national kegler maintained a strong momentum reeling in 221 and 210 to stretch his lead over Lee to 20 pina at the halfway mark. Lee trailed Kwok with 217 and 197. Shen moved into third spot as Han was fourth.

Ernest Kwok led from start to finish to lead Men's Singles Squad A

There was no stopping Kwok as he added 225, 237 and 257 in the second half to comfortably end the squad in the lead with 1399. A third Korean, Oh Jin Won finished much stronger than his team-mate to snatch second spot with 1327.

Lee settled for third position with 1326. A fourth Korean, Jo Young Bin and Shen shared fourth position with 1260 each. Han fizzled out to end in sixth position with 1203. 22 bowlers will contest their Singles preliminaries in Squad B after lane maintenance.

The top 4 finishers from the combined two squads will advance to the knockout semi-finals with the topseed meeting the fourth-seed and the second-seed facing the third-seed over a one matchplay format immediately after the second squad ends.

The winner will square off in the final for the gold medal with the loser taking home the silver. The losing semi-finalists will be awarded a bronze medal each. Participants of this year's championships will contest the Singles (6 games), Doubles (6 games), Trios (6 games) and Team of 5 (6 games) over the next four days.

Top 4 finishers, Oh Jin Won, Kwok, Lee Won Seok and Jo Young Bin

The top 16 men and top 16 women in their respective All-Events standings based on 24 games contested, will qualify for the Elimination Knockout Masters finals which will be staged on September 20 and 21.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

Hong Kong off to a great start
16th September, Yancheng: 2013 ABF Tour Hong Kong champion, Milki Ng of Hong Kong got off to a great start after topping the Women's Singles preliminaries of the 28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Champiopnships to advance to the semi-finals as topseed.

2017 Asian Intercity Championships four gold medallist, Peng Rui of China A team got off the block with a sizzling 267 in her opening game to lead 2017 World Championships Singles bronze medallist, Chan Shuk Han of Hong Kong by 31 pins.

A second Chinese, Li Qing was third with 233 followed by another Hong Kong national, Gigi Leung in fourth with 232. Ng was fifth with 220 but added a stunning 290 in her second game to leapfrog into the lead.

Milki Ng advancing to the semi-finals as topseed

Peng slipped behind Ng with 204 to trail by 39 pins with Chan also dropping down to third. Ng kept a blistering pace with another good game of 233 in the third to extend her lead to 51 pins as Peng bounced back slightly with 211.

Despite managing only 173 in the fourth game, the Hong Kong national held on to her lead albeit seeing the gap being reduced to 29 pins. Peng remained in second while Chinese Taipei's Wang Ting-Wen made good progress to take up third position.

Ng wrapped up the preliminaries with 200 and 218 to claim top spot with 1324. Kong Min of China A fired back-to-back 225s before ending with 189 to snatch second spot with 1251. Peng hung on to third position with 1231.

Korea's Hong Hyeong Jeong stormed home with 241 to clinch the fourth and final semi-finals spot with 1212. Wang missed the cut for the semi-finals by 18 pins to finish fifth with 1194. Ng will face the Korean while the other semi-finals will be an all-Chinese tie between Kong and Peng.

Top 4 semi-finalists, Kong Min, Milki Ng, Peng Rui and Hong

Chan fizzled off to end in eighth position with 1162 and Gigi Leung finished 19th position with 1041. The winner of the semi-finals will meet in the final for the first gold medal of the championships later this evening. The losers of the semi-finals will be awarded a bronze medal each.

The men will contest their Singles event divided into two squads with the first squad at 1.30 pm local time and the second squad scheduled at 5.30 pm. The top 4 finishers from the combined scores will advance to the knockout semi-finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

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