Daegu wins first gold, Busan finishes 1-2
21st November, Jakarta: Squad A leader, Kim Young Pyo and Park Hee Jeong captured the first gold medal in the Men's Doubles event of the 21st Asian Intercity Bowling Championship for Daegu while Busan women finished 1-2 for the gold and silver medal. Daegu's pair of Kim Young Pyo and Park Hee Jeong, who set the benchmark in Squad A with 2521, remained secure for the gold medal as Squad B completed their doubles in the evening of Day 2 of competition at Artha Gading Bowling Centre.
Kim posted the highest 6-game series of 1324 with his partner contributing a moderate 1197 for the victory. Daegu, who emerged Men's champion in the 2005 Jakarta Asian Intercity meet has scored again.
The silver and bronze medal also went to the second and third finisher in Squad A as the field in the second squad failed to make any headway as Tagle Manny and Elliot Aaron of Tamuning taking the silver with 2467.
Singles gold medalist, Mark Wong of Singapore, who partnered Benjamin Lim, settled for third with 2443. Victoria's Lau Kwun Ho and Michael Tsang Pak Kei finished fourth, just 8 pins adrift the Singapore pair.
Busan's second pair of An Yu Ri and Singles gold medalist, Yoo Sung Hee upstaged their fellow compatriots and Squad A leader, Jang Jee Hyang and Park Eun Sun to claim the gold medal with a total of 2489.
Jang and Park made it a 1-2 finish for Busan as the duo claimed the silver medal with 2448, 41 pins adrift their teammates. Singapore's Geraldine Ng and Bernice Lim, who was second in the first squad, settled for the bronze medal with 2395.
Pasay City's Angeli Lao and Ditas Red were pushed down one spot ending up in fourth on a total of 2359. After two events, two gold medalist, Yoo Sung Hee topped the All Events standings with 2552.
Singles silver medalist, Cecilia Yap of Paranaque City took second spot with 2490 while the consistent Pasay City youngster, Ditas Red finished third with 2484. Kim Young Pyo of Daegu led the Men's All Events with 2606, 67 pins clear of last year's Masters gold medalist, Purvis Granger in second with 2539.
Michael Tsang of Victoria took third spot with 2536 with Mark Wong of Singapore and Uiwang's Oh Young-Gi rounding up the top 5. The men and women will contest the Team of 4 events tomorrow, divided into two blocks of 3 games.
Detailed scores: Women's Doubles Combined | Men's Doubles Combined
Photos by Terence Yaw.