45th Hong Kong International Open
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15th July, Hong Kong: Timothy Tham of Singapore rolled the second perfect game of the 45th Hong Kong International Open to take over the lead of the Men's Open Masters overseas qualifying table at SCAA Bowling Centre on Monday.

Tham got off to a cracking start by reeling in 12 consecutive strikes for his third career 300. He then followed it up with 229 and ended a superb qualifying attempt with 239 for a three-game series of 768. Tham's other best attempt was 680 taking his six-game tally to 1448.

Overnight leader, Zoe DIas Ma of Macau dropped to second on his 1352 total while 2014 Hong Kong Open champion, Hussain Al Suwaidi of UAE remained in third spot with 1245 after completing two attempts.

First perfect gamer, Wicky Yeung of Hong Kong improved his second highest three-games series of 600 to 714 giving him a new six-games total of 1471 to lead the local pool. 2019 ABF Tour Macau leg second runner-up, Ivan Tse took up second spot with 1430 followed by overnight leader, Leo Tse in third with 1425.


Timothy Tham rolling the second perfect game

The top 3 overseas and top 3 local qualifiers will earn a bye and automatically advance to Stage 2 Masters finals skipping Stage I. Local qualifiers positioned 4 to 9, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 12, qualifiers positioned 1 to 10 in the mixed pool together with the defending champion will contest Stage 1 Masters finals on July 19.

The top 18 with the highest pinfalls after the eight-games Stage 1 Masters finals will advance to Stage 2 Masters finals, joined by the three local and three overseas seeded qualifiers for another eight games in Stage 2 Masters finals. The top six with the highest pinfalls after Stage 2 Masters finals will proceed to the Stepladder Shootout finals.

Meanwhile in the Women's Open division, ex-international Joey Yip took over the lead of the local pool with 1253 from two three-games series of 655 and 598. Jackie Sun occupied second spot with 1221 while Yung Ho Yee finished third with 1213.

Only one overseas women has made attempts. Veronica De Souza of Macau topped the pool with 1247. The top 3 overseas and top 3 local qualifiers will earn a bye and automatically advance to Stage 2 Masters finals skipping Stage 1.

Local qualifiers positioned 4 to 9, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 12, qualifiers positioned 1 to 10 in the mixed pool together with the defending champion will contest Stage 1 Masters finals on July 19.

The top 18 with the highest pinfalls after the eight-games Stage 1 Masters finals will advance to Stage 2 Masters finals, joined by the three local and three overseas seeded qualifiers for another eight games in Stage 2 Masters finals.


Top local Women's Open qualifier, Joey Yip

The top six with the highest pinfalls after Stage 2 Masters finals will proceed to the Stepladder Shootout finals. The top 16 Asian women and top 16 Asian men will also qualify for the second leg of the 2019 ABF Tour Hong Kong scheduled for July 21. Qualifying will continue through to July 18.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.

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