While the youngster just could not settle down to her usual rythmn, Kim displayed her years of experience to eventually cruise home a comfortable victory over the Singaporean. But Kim was lucky to have made the finals after narrowly edging Thailand's Saowapha Kunaksorn, 182-180 in the second semifinals.
Bernice made the finals after she ended Hong Kong's Cookie Lee, 198-160 in the first semifinal match. Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper posted the women's highest game when she defeated Vanessa Fung in round 1 but lost to Cookie in the second round.
Both the champions topped the final tour ranking standings. Ryan Lalisang accummulated 256 points from 2 wins, 1 second and 1 third place finishes. Kim topped the women's standings with 183 points with just 1 victory, 1 third, 1 sixth and 1 eighth place finish.
The top 16 men and top 16 women from the final ranking will qualify for the ABF Tour - Tournament of Champions which will be staged in January, 13 - 16 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The ABF Tour Hong Kong leg was telecast LIVE over local cable channel, Now TV Sports from 6.00 to 8.30pm. Highlights of the leg will also be televised later on local television stations of the eight countries where the tour is being held.
For further information and details please contact ABF Tour Committee Marketing and Event Management Division at Tel: (852) 2810 5191; Fax: (852) 28105192; Mr. Steven Chan (Mobile: +852 9303 3102; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Photos by Terence Yaw.