44th Hong Kong International Open
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26th June, Hong Kong: Two-time ABF Tour winner, Lee Tak Man of Macau and 2017 World Championships Singles bronze medallist, Chan Shuk Han of Hong Kong set the early pace of the Men's and Women's Open qualifying rounds of the 44th Hong Kong International Open underway at SCAA Bowling Centre.


Lee, who finished fourth runner-up at last Sunday's ABF Tour Macau leg, posted a 3-game series of 718 and a second 3-game series of 715 for a total of 1433 to lead the Men's Open Masters qualifying overseas pool.

2017 Philippine Open champion, Kenneth Chua of Philippines finished just 10 pins adrift Lee with 1423 to take up second spot while Billy Muhammad Islam of Indonesia registered 1406 with his first two attempts. The top 3 would earn a bye and advance automatically to Stage 2 finals.

Ex-Hong Kong national, Wicky Yeung, who rolled the tournament's first 300 two days ago, led the local pool with 1409 only to be overtaken by compatriot, James Lui when the Hong Kong national bowler posted a superb 1451 total.

2017 Philippine Open first runner-up, Mike Chan finished in a distant third on a 6-game tally of 1316. Similar to the overseas pool, the top 3 local qualifiers would automatically advance to Stage 2 finals.



Lee Tak Man setting the early pace byu leading the overseas pool


The top 3 national seeded qualifiers, local qualifiers positioned 4 to 9, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 12, qualifiers positioned 1 to 12 from the mixed pool, the winner of the Hong Kong Cup, top 3 qualifiers from the one-game desperado squad together with the defending champion totalling 33 finalists will contest the Stage 1 finals on June 29.

The top 18 with the highest pinfall after the 8-games Stage 1 finals together with the 6 seeded qualifiers will advance to Stage 2 for another 8 games. The top 6 with the highest pinfall at the end of Stage 2 will proceed to the Stepladder Shootout finals.


Meanwhile, 2017 World Championships Singles bronze medallist, Chan Shuk Han topped the local pool of the Women's Open division with a moderate 1197. Joey Yip trailed in second with 1164 followed by Agnes Chang in third with 1132.

The overseas pool were dominated by Singapore women with Bernice Lim leading the field with 1314 followed by newly-crowned 2018 Singapore Open champion, Jazreel Tan in second with 1293. Jeoy Yeo secured third spot with 1291.

Daphne Tan missed the top bracket by 18 pins to take up fourth position with 1273 while 2018 Thailand Open champion, Shayna Ng completed the top 5 with 1259. Like the Men's Open division, the top 3 highest qualifiers in the local pool and the top 3 highest qualifiers in the overseas pool would earn a bye and automatically advance to Stage 2 finals.

The top 3 national seeded qualifiers, local qualifiers positioned 4 to 9, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 10, qualifiers positioned 1 to 10 from the mixed pool, the winner of the Hong Kong Cup, top 3 qualifiers from the one-game desperado squad together with the defending champion totalling 24 finalists will contest the Stage 1 finals on June 29.



Women's Open local pool leader, Chan Shuk Han


The top 16 with the highest pinfall after the 8-games Stage 1 finals together with the 6 seeded qualifiers will advance to Stage 2 for another 8 games. The top 6 with the highest pinfall at the end of Stage 2 will proceed to the Stepladder Shootout finals.

Qualifying will end for the Hong Kong Cup and Youth 15 and Under Masters finals at the 5.30pm squad while qualifying for the rest of the divisions will continue. The top 16 Asian Men and top 16 Asian Women at the end of Stage 2 finals will also qualify the third leg of the ABF Tour - Hong Kong 2018 on July 1.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Macau, China.


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