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Hong Kong national rolls second 300

21st May, Manila: ABF Tour Thailand 2017 champion, Michael Mak of Hong Kong rolled the tournament's second perfect game en-route to taking over top spot of the Men's Open Masters qualifying standings at the 2017 Philippine International Open.


Mak, who posted 696 in his first attempt a squad earlier, started his second attempt at the 10.00pm suqad with just 214 but picked up his pace with a superb 258 in the second game. The winner of four ABF Tour titles then fired 12 consecutive strikes to roll the tournament's second perfect game.

His effort gave him a three-game series of 772 to add to his first attempt of 696 for a six-game tally of 1468 to become the first bowler to suprass the 1400-mark and to take over the lead. Overnight leader of the overseas pool, Dhruv Sarda of India slipped down to second on 1346.

Mak's compatriot, Rickle Kam also did well to take up third spot with 727 and 609 for a total of 1336. Hengki Susanto of Indonesia occupied fourth with 1295 while newly-crowned Asian School Masters gold medallist, Mostafa Almousawi of Kuwait and compatriot, Faisal Saleem rounded up the top six with 1294 and 1291 respectively.



Michael Mak rolling the tournament's second 300

First perfect gamer, Kenneth Chua of TBAM-Prima remained in the lead of the local pool with 1380 followed by Hashim Guinomla in second with 1329. Jomar Jumapao took third spot with 1328 followed by Paolo Darroca, Raoul Miranda and Anton Alcazaren completing the top six.


Meanwhile, Sharon Limansantoso of Indonesia firmed up pole position in the Ladies' Open Masters overseas qualifying pool with 1208 ahead of 2016 World Youth Masters silver medallist, Amabel Chua of Singpapore in second with 1137. Her compatriot, Charlene Lim occupied third position with 1129.

Filipina veteran, Liza Clutario of MTBA topped the local pool with 1237 followed by Bea Hernandez of PBA-Nobleland in second with 1177. Dale Lazo completed the top three with with 1149.

Local qualifiers positioned 7 to 12, overseas qualifiers positioned 7 to 12, top 21 qualifiers from the Mixed pool and top three qualifiers from the desperado squad in the Men's Open division will bowl eight games in Round 1 finals.



Bea Hernandez making good progress to take up second position

The top 12 finishers will be joined by the top six local and top six overseas seeded qualifiers for another eight games in Round 2 finals. The top three will advance to the Stepladder Shootout finals to determine the winners.

Local qualifiers positioned 4 to 6, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 6, top 10 qualifiers from the Mixed pool and top two qualifiers from the desperado squad in the Ladies' Open division will bowl eight games in Round 1 finals. The top 6 finishers will be joined by the top three local and top three overseas seeded qualifiers for another eight games in Round 2 finals. The top three will advance to the Stepladder Shootout finals to determine the winners.

Qualifiying will continue through to May 22 and the Round 1 and Round 2 finals will be contested on May 23 and 24. Qualifying for the Youth Open division will end on May 25 with the finals on May 26. The Masters finals for the Youth Under-16 division and the Senior division will be held on May 27. The championships will conclude with the Masters finals for the Associate division and the Graded division on May 28.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Manila.


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