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Kuwait, S Korea share Asian schools bowling glory
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DOHA KUWAIT and South Korea shared the glory at the 13th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship after Abdulla Ahmed and Song Yeon-Soo claimed victory in the Boy’s and Girl’s Masters finals, respectively.
According to reports coming from Bangkok, Ahmed of Kuwait A, who had ended the second block Masters finals in third place, advanced into the stepladder finals to meet No.
2 seed, Muhammad Aizudeen Mustaqim of Malaysia A in the first match.
There was nothing separating the duo after four frames until Abdulla rolled three strikes in-a-row from frame three and a double strike from frame seven while his opponent had two open frames in the seven and nine.
The Kuwaiti took the match, 224-174 to challenge top seed, Shaun Lau Jia Rong of Singapore A in the two-game total final match.
Abdulla edged the Singapore youth, 202-192 to go into the second match with a 10 pin margin.
Abdulla struck a double in frames five and six while the Singaporean had four strikes in-a-row from frame eight and a 7 pin to end the second match with 225 forcing Abdulla having to roll a turkey in order to win.
The Kuwaiti youngster kept his cool delivering the goods needed to finish the game with 219.
His two game total of 421 was enoguh to clinch victory for the gold medal over Shaun’s 417 by 4 pins.
The champion had won two bronze medals in the Singles and All Events.
In the girl’s division, top seed Song Yeon-Soo defeated teammate and Singles gold medallist, Kim Jin-Sun, 421-383 in an all-Korea finals to win her first medal of the championship.
Song had won all the 16 matches contested over two blocks of eight games to advance into the stepladder finals as top seed.
Kim had earlier eliminated third seed and Singles gold medalist, Marie Alexis Sy of Philippines A, 205-171 in the first match.
Winning the gold and silver in the Masters gave Korea A the overall champion title with 2 gold and 1 silver medal.
Although Singapore A had also won 2 gold and 1 silver medal, they had to settle for second as they did not field a complete team of a minimum of 4 boys and 4 girls.
Singapore A did emerge as overall boys champion after they won gold in the Singles and Doubles and a silver in the Masters.
Korea A also emerged as overall girls champion with gold in the Singles and Masters and a silver in Masters as well.