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14th Busan Asian Games
Singapore's Remy Ong claims Men's Masters title

9th October, Busan: Triple Gold medalist, Remy Ong won his fourth Gold medal of the 14th Busan Asian Games at the Homplus Asiad Bowling Alley to claim the Men's Masters title. Mubarak Al-Muraikhi and Ahmed Shaheen Al-Merikhi took the Silver and Bronze medal for Qatar.

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Top-seed Remy, ousted challenger, Mubarak Al-Muraikhi 231-211 in the final match of the Men's Step-ladder to finish off his best-ever performance in a single championship. Earlier, second-seed Mubarak Al-Muraikhi defeated his teammate, Ahmed Shaheen Al-Merikhi 234-206 in the first Step-ladder match.

At the halfway mark of the second-block of the Masters finals, Mubarak Al-Muraikhi of Qatar lead despite winning just three games with 3,030, 25 pins ahead of Korea's Byun Ho Jin on 3,005. Triple Gold medalist, Remy Ong of Singapore dropped to third with 2,981 while former World Cup champion, Ahmed Shaheen Al-Merikhi moved up to fourth with 2,965. Team Gold medalist, Isao Yamamoto of Japan made up the top five with 2,958.

At the end of the 8-games second-block finals, Remy Ong regained the lead to finish top-seed with a total score of 3,749 ahead of leader, Mubarak Al-Muraikhi who scored 3,631.

Remy Ong
Remy Ong finishing off his best-ever perfomances in a single championship

Ahmed Shaheen Al-Merikhi continue his form to book his Step-ladder place in third with 3,621, just 4 pins ahead of Isao Yamamoto. Korea's Byun Ho Jin who was second most of the way, dropped to fourth missing the cut.

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At the end of a highly successful six days of instensed competition, Korea emerged as Overall champion with 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze and 2 fourths for a total of 32.5 points. Singapore rounded off with their best-ever perfomances in the Asian Games' history with 4 Gold medal, contributed by the outstanding showing from Remy Ong together with Lee Yu-Wen and Sam Goh. Despite not winning anygold medals, Chinese Taipei finished third with 3 Silver, 2 Bronze and 2 fourths for 20 points.

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Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli emerges as Masters champion

9th October, Busan: Asian Bowler of the Year, Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia emerged as Women's Masters champion of the 14th Busan Asian Games at the Homeplus Asiad Bowling Alley winning her first Gold medal. Her teamate, Lai Kin Ngoh took the Silver and Kim Hyo Mi of Korea the Bronze.

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Top-seed Shalin defeated her teammate, Lai Kin Ngoh 209-197 in the final Step-ladder match for the well-deserved win after leading the second-block finals this morning. Lai won the Silver medal to make it a 1-2 finish for Malaysia. Earlier, third-seed Lai ousted second-seed Kim Hyo Mi of Korea in the first Step-ladder match 210-206 for the match with Shalin.

At the halfway mark of the second-block finals, the Trios Bronze medalist, Shalin Zulkifli took over the lead winning four games with 2,959 while Korea's Kim Hyo Mi knocked down 2,879 to maintain second. Thailand's Wannasiri D. moved up one spot to third with 2,859 followed by SEA Games Masters champion, Lai Kin Ngoh of Malaysia improving to fourth with 2,817. Filipino, Liza Clutario dropped a spot to fifth with 2,798. Four Gold medalist, Kim Soo Kyung of Korea continued to slide down the field to thirteenth scoring only 2,638.

Shalin Zulkifli and Lai Kin Ngoh
Shalin Zulkifli and Lai Kin Ngoh
making it a 1-2 finish

Shalin Zulkifli managed to retain her lead to finish top of the field with 3,612 despite the preassure from Kim Hyo Mi who scored 3,595 with Shalin's teammate, Lai Kin Ngoh making the cut for the Step-ladder finals with 3,517. Thailand's Wannasiri D. dropped to fourth with 3,474 total.

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Remy Ong, Huang Chung-Yao leads first-block Masters finals

8th October, Busan: Triple Gold medalist Remy Ong of Singapore and Women's Team Bronze medalist, Huang Chung-Yao of Chinese Taipei topped the Men's and Women's first-block Masters finals of the 14th Busan Asian Games at the Homeplus Asiad Bowling Alley.

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Remy, winner of the Singles, Trios and All-Events, set the lanes on fire this afternoon to record an impressive total of 1,956 total pinfalls after winning five out of the 8-games round-robin first-block Masters finals.

In second was local Korean bowler, Byun Ho-Jin who downed 1,891 - 65 pins behind the favourite, Remy. Two Bronze medalist, Shaker Ali Al-Hassan of UAE finished third with 1,870 another 21 pins further away while Qatar's Mubarak Al-Muraiki took fourth place with 1,858. Philippines' Biboy Rivera did well to be placed fifth with 1,824 while Remy's teammate and Trios Gold medalist, Lee Yu-Wen is sixth with 1,816. Former World Cup champion, Ahmed Shaheen Al-Merikhi of Qatar in seventh with 1,808 one-pin ahead of eighth-placed Isao Yamamoto of Japan with 1,807. Philippines' Chester King and Malaysian's Alex Liew made up the top ten in nineth and tenth with 1,766 and 1,736 respectively.

Remy Ong
Remy Ong on course for his fourth Gold medal of the competition

However there was a keen tussle for the lead in the women's division when Women's Team Bronze medalist, Huang Chung-Yao of Chinese Taipei eventually taking the lead in the first-block just 16 pins ahead. Huang scored 1,818 winning five and tieing one of the 8-games finals. Korea's Kim Hyo Mi, who won the Team Gold medal and Bronze in the All Events, finished second on 1,802, 45 pins ahead of third-place Liza Clutario of the Philippines with 1,773. Lucky qualifier for the Masters finals because of the new OCA rule, Wannasiri D. of Thailand did well to be placed fourth with 1,765 followed closely by the two Malaysian bowlers, Lai Kin Ngoh and Shalin Zulkifli in fifth and sixth on 1,744 and 1,739 respectively.

Japan's Mari Kimura took seventh spot with 1,736 while four Gold medalist, Kim Soo Kyung stayed within contention in eight on 1,672.

Huang Chung-Yao
Chinese Taipei's, Huang Chung-Yao hoping to win her first Gold medal

The finalists will continue their second-block finals tomorrow morning where the top three will procedd to the Step-ladder Grand finals to determine the champions. The Men's Masters and Women's Masters scores are available.

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