Asian Games all set to roll

30th October, Guangzhou: The 16th edition of the Guangzhou Asian Games 2010 Tenpin Bowling Championship is all set to roll at the Tianhe Sports Complex located in the eastern district of Guangzhou from November 11 to 24.  Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games after Beijing in 1990. A total of 476 events in 42 sporting disciplines will be contested by athletes, making it the largest event in history of Asian Games.

The Guangzhou Asian Games will feature 42 sports, including 28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports. Some non Olympic games which will make their debut in the upcoming Asian Games includes Dragon Boat, Twenty20 cricket and dance sport.

Guangzhou was awarded the right on July 1, 2004. Guangzhou came after the withdrawal of several cities like Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. The games will also be co-hosted by Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei, Guangzhou's neighbouring cities.


The opening ceremony will be held on November 12, 2010 on Haixinsha Island in the Pearl River. Opening ceremony will begin at 20:04 (local time) and Asian Games closing ceremony will be held on November 27, 2010, with the performances to begin at 20:06 (local time).

Michelle Kwang and Valerie Teo won Singapore's first gold medal in the Women's Doubles event at the Doha Asian Games 2006. Reigning national champion, Lee Yu-Wen led Jason Yeong-Nathan and Remy Ong were denied the gold in the Men's Trios event to settle for the silver.

Singapore won two bronze medals, one in the Men's Team of Five and the second when Valerie Teo finished third in the Women's All Events. Remy Ong almost won the second gold but settled for silver in the Men's Masters finals.

Tenpin Bowling Championship will commence with the official practices over two days on 13 and 14 November. Competition will kick off with the Men's Singles event over the Short oil pattern divided into two squads on 15 November and the Women's Singles on 16 November.

The Men's and Women's Doubles over Long oil pattern will be staged in the next two days, 17 and 18 November followed by the Trios event over two blocks of 3 games each on 19 and 20 November.

The Team of Five, again over two blocks of 3 games each will be contested on 21 and 22 November. The top 16 men and top 16 women based on the 24-game total in the All Events standings will advance to the Masters Finals.

Only a maximum of two men and two women in the All Events standings from each NOC are eligible for the Masters Finals which will be played over two blocks of 8 games each Round-Robin Matchplay format.

The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the stepladder finals with the second-seed matched up against the third-seed in the first match. The winner of this match will meet the top seed for a one plus one title match.

SingaporeBowling will provide daily coverage on site with LIVE scores from 11 through to 24 November at

Detailed information: Tentative Schedule.

Photos courtesy of Guangzhou Asian Games 2010.