25th October, Kuwait: Malaysia ruled the first block of both the Women's and Men's Trios event at the 25th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships ahead of their arch rival, Korea with both the women and the men finishing second and third.
Esther Cheah partnered Singles bronze and gold medallists, Sin Li Jane and Shalin Zulkifli and led from start to finish to finish the first block of three games in the lead with 2140 with 774, 660 and 706. Cheah posted the highest series in the trio with 755, Sin with 714 and Zulkifli contributing 671.
Korea's first trio of Kang Sujin, Lee Yeonji and Baek Seungja, who was second to the Malaysians, remained second overall with 2103. Korea's second trio of Lee Nayoung, Kim Moonjeong and Jung Dawun, who topped the second squad, ended in third overall with 2096 with Jung scoring the highest three-games series of 782.
Chinese Taipei's second trio of Wang Ya-Ting, Chou Chia-Chen and Huang Chiung-Yao, who finished second to Korea in the second squad, settled for fourth position with 2065. Chinese Taipei's other trio of Chien Hsui-Lan, Chang Yu-Hsuan and Tsai Hsin-Yi completed the top five with 2056.