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Japan wins two gold in Masters

16th February, Jakarta: Mirai Ishimoto and Katsuhito Nakano earned Japan two gold medals in the Girl's and Boy's Masters finals to emerge overall champion of the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships which concluded on Sunday.

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Topseed Ishimoto started off the title match with a double and three strikes-in-a-row from frames four to six as her opponent, Iliya Syamin Muhd Azni of Singapore B only downed a double in the fifth and sixth frames.

When the Japanese suffered a split in the seventh frame, Iliya rolled another double to take over the lead. The match came down to the final frame and Ishimoto struck home to take the match and the gold with 242 against Iliya's 236.

"I'm thrilled to win my first medal and what's better is it is a gold," said the delighted 17-year-old Ishimoto, who earned topseed after topping the earlier second block finals with 4011 total winning all the eight matches.

Girl's Masters Gold
Mirai Ishimoto winning her first medal

Iliya, who defeated team-mate, Daphne On Xing Yi in the first match 248-192, settled for the the silver medal while Oh earned the bronze. Oh, who rolled a perfect game in the first block yesterday, finished second in today's second block with 3901 from six wins.

Iliya, who was fourth before the position round match, beat third-placed and two gold medalist, Joy Yap 267-215 and a total of 2886 to earn the final stepladder spot. Iliya also rolled a perfect game in the 12th match.

Overnight leader, Shinta Ceysaria of Indonesia A managed only two wins from the second block to slip out of the top 3 and down to seventh position. Ishimoto's victory gave Japan 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze to emerge as Girls champion.

Singapore A, with 2 gold and 2 bronze medals finished second and Indonesia, with 1 gold and 1 silver took third spot.

Girl's Masters Medalists
Girl's Masters medalists, Iliya Syamin, Ishimoto and Daphne Oh

The Boy's title match between topseed, Katsuhito Nakano of Japan and Adam Svensson of Australia A was a closely fought encounter with the final throw to decide the winner. Both blizted the lanes with five consecutive strikes but it was the Japanese who nailed the sixth frame with an additional strike.

Nakano struck thrice again and a nine pin spare in his final frame while Svensson struck from frame 8 and needing a strike in his final throw of the tenth frame. Despite a near perfect delivery, pin 10 stood firmly and the match went to Nakano, 268-267.

"This is a big surprise from me to win the gold medal in the Masters," said the 17-year-old, who has rolled two perfect games in the Singles and Team event. "Although there was a lot of pressure in the last few frames, I just stayed clam and put more focus in my shots.

Boy's Masters Gold
Katsuhito Nakano finally winning the gold medal in the Masters

"I had missed the gold twice in the Singles and Team event and this gold made up for my disappointment. I hope I can return for the next Asian School."

Svensson, who was seeded third, beat No. 2 seed, Atchariya Cheng of Thailand 225-208 to earn a crack at winning the elusive gold medal and to give Australia the chance of finishing as Boys and Overall champion.

Luck denied both the Aussie and his country. Nakano totaled 4107 from five wins yesterday and five wins in the second block to finish as topseed for the stepladder finals. Cheng, who rolled a perfect game in the eight match yesterday, down another one in the ninth to finish second with 4099.

Svensson took the final spot with 4076. Korea A emerged as Boy's Champion with 2 gold to Australia's 1 gold and 2 silver medals. Japan emerged as Overall champion with 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal. Singapore A settled for second with 2 gold and 2 bronze medals.

Boy's Masters Medalists
Boy's Masters medalists, Svensson, Nakano and Atchariya Cheng

A total of 15 perfect games were rolled by 12 bowlers. Nakano, Singles All Events gold medalist, Hwang Sung Hyun of Korea A and Atchariya Cheng all had two perfect games each.

52 girls and 68 boys participated in this year's Asian School meet. The next championship will be hosted by Kuwait Bowling Federation in Kuwait from February 1 to 10.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Indonesian, Filipino eying Masters title

15th February, Jakarta: Team gold medalist, Shinta Ceysaria set course for host nation, Indonesia's first gold medal after topping the Girl's Masters Block 1 finals of the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships while Enrico Hernandez led the Boy's division.

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Jong Ryeon Gyeong of Korea A set a cracking pace in her opening match beating her team-mate Jang Ha Eun with 280 to lead two Indonesian finalists, Shinta Ceysaria and Nadia Pramanik by 1 pin. Despite winning her second match, the Korean lost the lead to Singles bronze medalist, Kristin Quah of Singapore A after the second match.

Quah blitzed the lanes winning all of her first four matches with 258, 289, 258 and 242 to lead up to the halfway mark of the first block. The Singaporean then lost three straight matches to slip down away as Jong moved into the lead after the fifth match, albeit just 2 pins ahead of Shinta.

Shinta overtook the Korean after she picked up her fifth win in the seventh match with 248 and then her sixth win in the eighth match with 254 to end the block in the lead with 2090 including 60 pins bounus.

Girl's Masters Block 1 Leader
Shita Ceysaria leading her nearest rival by 79 pins

"I'm a little bit surprise to lead the first block especially when there are so many strong bowlers in this final," said the 18-year-old business administration student of Bandung State Polytechnic, Shinta Ceysaria.

"I hope I can continue to perform well tomorrow and make the stepladder finals for a chance to win the first gold medal for Indonesia."

Jong settled for second with 2011 from seven wins while Mirai Ishimoto of Japan finished third with 2006 by winning six matches. Early pace-setter Quah and Alisha Nabila of Indonesia A rounded out the top 5 with 1966 and 1935 respectively.

In the boy's division, Team gold and All Events silver medalist, Adam Svensson of Australia A started off with his first 300 and ninth of the championships to take the early lead. The Aussie followed it up with two more wins with 267 and 255 before losing the fourth with a poor 164.

Enrico Hernandez of Philippines trailed Svensson in second up to the halfway mark before taking over the lead after sixth match. The Filipino lefty won his sixth and eight matches to end the block in the lead with 2097 from six wins.

"This is my fourth Asian School and I have yet to win the elusive gold medal," said the 17-year-old Ateneo De Manila High School student, Enrico aka Enzo.

Boy's Masters Block 1 Leader
Enrico Hernandez leading the first block by just 11 pins

"I'm pretty confident especially after I made an important adjustment in the second block of the team event yesterday. That boosted my confidence and I'm delighted to have done well to take the lead. I'm determined this time to go home with the gold and will give 110% effort and concentration tomorrow."

Svensson took second spot with 2086, also from six wins while Team bronze medalist and sole Thai in the finals, Atchariya Cheng stormed home with 279 and 280 to finish third with 2082 from five wins.

Singles gold medalist, Musatafa Al Mouswai of Kuwait A, who led after the sixth match, slipped down to fourth with 2057 while scorer of two perfect games, Katsuhito Nakano completed the top 5 with 2055.

The finalists will resume with their second block of 7 matches and a position round match to determine the top 3 boys and top 3 girls to advance to the stepladder finals. The second and third seeds will face each other in the first match. The winner of the first match will meet the top seed over beat twice format to claim the Masters gold medal.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Maiden victory for Indonesia, Australia

14th February, Jakarta: Indonesia and Australia took their maiden victory in the 4-player Girl's and Boy's Team event to capture their first gold medal of the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships at Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre on Friday.

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Doubles silver medalists, Aldila Indryati and Alisha Nabila teamed up with Shinta Ceysaria and Nadia Pramanik to lead the first block of 3 games with 2837 and a cushion of 96 pins over Japan earlier in the day.

The Indonesian quartet continued where they left off with a splendid 934 in the fourth and opening game of the second block as the second team of Korea took over second spot, 81 pins behind.

The leader went on to win the team event following an 871 and 861 in their last two games for a total of 5503 and making history with the victory. At the last championship here in Jakarta, it was the boys who took the honours.

Girl's Team Gold
Indonesia Team A girls with their gold medals

Nam Eun Seol. Kang Chae Rim, Jang Ha Eun and Kim Dong Yo got off the second block with a stunning 1055 but could not continue their hot streak finishing off with 882 and 791 to settle for the silver medal with 5363.

Futaba Imai, Mirai Ishimoto, Shion Izumine and Mana Yoshida managed 5301 to clinch the bronze medal while Australia Team A missed the podium finishing fourth.

Imai won the All Events gold with an 18-game total of 4251 to add to the silver she won in the Singles event two days ago. Katey Furze took home the silver medal with 4191 while two gold medalist, Joy Yap earned the bronze medal with 4185.

All four Indonesia girls from Team A qualified for the Masters finals with six from Singapore, three from Korea, two from Japan and one from Australia. Izumine missed the top 16 cut by just one pin.

Like Indonesia, the boys from Australia Team A also won their first-ever 4-player Team gold with 5863. Adam Svensson, Michael Murray, Jayden Leming and Sean Bowling led the first block by a big margin of 140 pins over Takuya Miyazawa, Kentaro Sako, Hayato Hijikata and three perfect-gamer, Katsuhito Nakano.

The leader started the second block better than the Japanese quartet and was able to extend their lead to 182 pins.

The Australian foursome then pull away to 331 pins after s sizzling 1016 in the fifth game. Australia ended the block with another strong 994 to win the gold medal with 5863.

Boy's Team Gold
Australia winning their first-ever Team gold medal

Japan hung on to second to take home the silver medal with 5496 while Thailand's Atchariya Cheng, Lapasdanai Chuseang, Krittin Kunumphon and Supakrit Wantasuk stormed home with 1025 in the last game to snatch the bronze medal with 5448. Korea Team A, who was third before the final game, lost by 18 pins despite ending with a strong 955 to finish fourth.

Doubles gold medalist, Hwang Sung Hyun clinched the All Events gold medal with 4455, 74 pins ahead of Adam Svensson in second with 4381 to add a silver to the gold he won in the team event.

Singles bronze medalist, Merwin Matheiu Tan of Philippines A took home a second bronze medal with 4373 for finishing third. Nakano missed the podium by 10 pins.

All four Aussies qualified for the Masters finals with four Koreans, two from Team A and two from Team B. There were two each from Philippines and one each from Kuwait, Singapore A, Thailand and sole Indonesian, Billy Muhammad Islam making up the top 16.

Singapore A still leads the overall medal tally with 2 gold and 2 silver medals. Korea A is second with 2 gold while is third with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal.

The top 16 girls and top 16 boys will contest the Masters finals over two blocks of 8 and 7 round-robin matchplay games and a position round in the 16th match. The top 3 girls and top 3 boys will advance to the stepladder shootout finals for the last gold medal of the competition.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Singapore wins second, Korea first

13th February, Jakarta: Joy Yap and Amanda Lee won Singapore A's second gold medal of the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships with victory in the Girl's Doubles while Lee Jun Hyung and Hwang Sung Hyun of Korea A snatched the Boy's Doubles gold.

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Singles gold medalist, Yap and Lee got off to a cracking pace reeling in a stunning 535 in their opening game to lead Indonesia A1 of Shinta Ceysaria and Nadia Pramanik in second 44 pins away. The Singapore pair rolled another big game of 482 in the second to open up a gap of 53 pins.

Singapore B pair of Charmaine Chang and Iliya Syamin was equally impressive posting 454 and 510 to move ahead of the Indonesian pair.

At the halfway mark, Yap and Lee were 67 pins ahead of their compatriots with another superb 471 in the third. The leader streaked away with 499 in the fourth to stretch their lead over Iliya and Chang to 103 pins.

Girl's Doubles Gold
Joy Yap and Amanda Lee picking up Singapore's second gold

Suddenly, the Singapore pair put themselves well into a gold medal contention needing only 792 in their last two games to topple Squad A leader of Alisha Nabila and Aldila Indryati of the other Indonesia A pair.

Another strong 477 in the fifth reduced the gap to a comfortable 315 in the final game. The pair strolled home with 511 to top the squad and win the nation's second gold medal with 2975.

Iliya and Chang continued to pace their team-mates to snatch the bronze medal with 2765 leaving the host settling for the silver medal.

The Japanese pair of Futaba Imai-Mirai Ishimoto, who was second in the first squad, slipped down to fourth while Kristin Quah and Charlene Lim felled to fifth position.

Meanwhile, Lee Ju Hyung and Hwang Sung Hyun of Korea A led from start to finish to overhaul Squad A leader, Rafif Imam Santoso and Billy Muhammad Islam of Indonesia A to win their first gold medal of the competition with 3000.

Hwang also rolled the tournament's third and fourth 300s in the second and sixth games for the highest 6-games series of 1594 while Lee downed 1406.

Hong Kong's pair of Yu Ho Yin and Nicolas Michel Breant had looked for a podium position when they trailed the Koreans at the start and in the fourth and fifth games but faded off third in the squad and fifth overall with 2799.

Boy's Doubles Gold
Lee Ju Hyung and Hwang Sung Hyun with their first gold medal

Philippines A pair of Enrico Hernandez and Ivan Dominic Malag finished second with 2827 but also missed the podium for fourth overall.

Kil Jun Seong and Seo Hyo Dong of Korea B, who was second to the Indonesian pair in the first squad, survived to clinch the bronze medal with 2851.

Competition will resume with the 4-player Team event tomorrow over two blocks of three games each. The top 16 boys and top 16 girls in the All Events standings after 18-games will qualify for the Masters finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Indonesia leads Squad A Doubles

13th February, Jakarta: Aldila Indryati-Alisha Nabila and Rafif Imam Santoso-Billy Muhammed Islam led the first squad of the Girl's and Boy's Doubles on Day 2 of the 15th Asian School Bowling CHampionships at Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre.

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Singles silver medalist, Futaba Imai partnered Mirai Ishimoto of Japan to set the early pace with 477 and 465 as Singapore Team A second pair of Kristin Quah-Charlene Lim and Indonesia Team A second pair of Aldila Indryati-Alisha Nabila trading second spot.

The Indonesian pair took over the lead at the halfway mark after rolling a superb 482 while Singapore overtook Japan for second spot, 20 pins adrift.

Spurred on by a strong crowd of local supporters, Aldila and Alisha bowled consistently to end the squad with second series of 489, 461 and 416 to lead the squad with 2779. Aldila downed 1404 while Alisha contributed 1375.

Girl's Doules Squad B Leader
Alisha Nabila and Aldila Indryati topping Squad B

Japan bounced back in the second half with 451, 433 and 500 to snatch second spot with 2753. Imai posted the highest 6-game total of 1425 and Ishimoto shot 1328.

Singles bronze medalist, Quah downed 1306 and Lim 1364 to put Singapore A in third with a total of 2670. Singapore Team B of Charmaine Lim and Daphne Oh finished strongly to take up fourth with 2648.

In the Boy's division, the race for the lead was a much closer affair with Australia Team A second pair of Adam Svensson and Sean Bowling setting the early pace with 578 thanks to the second perfect game from Bowling.

The lead changed hands when Singles bronze medalist, Merwin Matheiu and Heber H Alqueza surged into the lead after rolling 557 and 518 as Indonesia Team A of Rafif Imam Santoso and Billy Muhammad Islam took over second spot.

By the third game, the Indonesia pair shot into the lead despite only managing 451 in the third game. Japan's first pair of Singles silver medalist, Katsuhito Nakano and Takuya Miyazawa moved into second after posting strong games of 513 and 534.

Boy's Doules Squad B Leader
Squad B leader, Rafif Imam Santoso and Billy Muhammad Islam

Philippines led briefly after the fourth game but the Indonesian pair was much stronger ending the squad with 428 and 522 to finish atop with 2907. Rafif shot 1346 while Billy returned with the highest 6-games series of 1561.

Korea Team B second pair of Kil Jun Seong and Seo Hyo Dong stormed home to snatch second spot with 2851 while the Filipino pair clinched third spot with 2770. Japan faded off to fourth with 2762.

Squad B will take to the lanes after oiling for their 6-games and the combined scores will determine the winners.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Kuwaiti, Singaporean snatches gold

12th February, Jakarta: Mustafa Al Mousawi of Kuwait A and Joy Yap of Singapore A snatched the Boy's and Girl's Singles gold medals of the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships from the second squad.

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Musatafa Al Mousawi of Kuwait A snatched a well deserve victory in the Boy's Singles event in Squad B to win the gold with 1575. Kil Jun Seong of Korea B set the early pace with 263 and 243 to lead compatriot, Lee Ju Hyung of Korea A.

A big game of 289 following his 258 and 227 shot the Mustafa into the lead, 38 pins ahead of Kil at the halfway mark. The Kuwaiti followed it up with another splendid 276 in the fourth putting him just 465 short of Squad A leader, Katsuhito Nakano of Japan.

With another 258 in the fifth and 267 in the final game, Mustafa topped the squad and clinched the gold with a massive 1575 total. Nakano settled for the silver medal with 1515.

Boy's Singles Gold
Mustafa Al Mousawi winning Kuwait's first gold

"Before the start of the second squad, I thought it would be very difficult to catch up Squad A leader after he scored 1515," said the 15-year-old tenth grade high school student, Mustafa.

"But after I had back-to-back big games of 289 and 276, I felt I had a good chance of winning. And with 258 in the fifth game, all I needed was 207 or more. After rolling six strikes-in-a-row, I was very relaxed and finished off with 267.

"This is my second Asian School and I was disaapointed for not winning any medal last time but I'm glad I have won this gold for my country."

Merwin Matheiu Tan of Philippines A, who finished second to Mustafa, snatched the bronze medal with 1494 ahead of Kil and Adam Svensson of Australia A rounding out the top 5.

Meanwhile, Joy Yap of Singapore A snatched the Girl's Singles gold medal by just 1 pin from Squad A leader, Futaba Imai of Japan with 1446.

Yap did not get off the mark well with 212 and 206 as Shinta Ceysaria of Indonesia A set the pace with 258 to lead Bea Katrina Hernandez of Philippines A in second with 240. Charmaine Chang of Singapore B moved into second spot with 203 and 267 as Emily Cross of Australia B took over the running.

Two big games from Shion Izmine in the second and third games gave the Japanese the lead at the halfway mark followed by Cross in second while Yap moved into third spot after rolling a stunning 268.

Girl's Singles Gold
Joy Yap snatching the Singles gold by 1 pin

Yap then downed the tournament's second 300 in the fourth game to surge into the lead with Kim Dong Yo of Korea B moving up into second and Izumine slipping down to third.

With two games to go and needing 459 or more to topple Squad A leader, Futaba Imai of Japan, the Singaporean posted another superb 268 to stretch her lead over Izumine to 98 pins and reducing the gap to just 191 to Imai.

Needing only 192 or more, it was a tense final game for Yap as she managed to end with 192 to remain in the lead of this squad but crucially beating Imai by a single pin to win the Singles gold with 1446.

"I didn't really have a good start but after I settled down, I managed to roll a big game to stay in touch," said the 18-year-old Republic Polytechnic year 2 student, Joy Yap.

"The 300 really boosted my confidence and steadied my early nerves and I was able to fire another big game in the fifth putting me nearer to beating Squad A leader. The last few frames was tense but I managed to pull through thanks to the encouragements given to me by the coaches."

Nadia Pramanik of Indonesia A finished second in the same squad with 1381 but was not good enough to earn her a medal. Imai settled for the silver medal with 1445 she shot in Squad A.

Kristin Quah, who was second to the Japanese, added the bronze medal with 1395 while Charmaine Lim, who was third behind Quah, missed the podium to take up fourth with 1385.

Competition will shift to the Doubles event again split into two squads tomorrow morning. The 4-player team event will be contested over two blocks of 3 games on February 14.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Japanese youths take opening squad

12th February, Jakarta: Katsuhito Nakano shot the tournament's first 300 en-route to leading the opening squad of the Boy's Singles while Futaba Imai led from start to finish in the Girl's division to give Japan a great start at the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships.

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Nakano had a superb start with 277 in his opening game but had to settle for second when Adam Svensson of Australia took the early lead with a stunning 290. The 18-year-old Fukuoka Daichi High School student posted another big game of 269 in the second to streak into the lead.

Korea B's Han Se Yong showed promise when he fired 244 and 267 to move into second spot, 35 pins adrift as Svensson managed only 213 to slipped to third. Team-mate Sean Bowling and Singapore A's Marcus Kiew making up the minor placings.

Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre came to a standstill as Nakano stepped up for his 12th shot and delighted the crowd becoming the first bowler to roll a perfect game in the third which moved him 74 pins clear of his team-mate, Tayuka Miyazawa in second.

Boy's Singles Squad A Leader
Katsuhito Nakano shooting the first 300 for the lead

Despite a record-breaking 846 three-game series, the Japanese leader eased off with 226, 199 and 244 to end the squad with 1515 in the lead. Svensson bounced back to narrow the gape to 44 pins to take up second spot with 1471.

Kiew took third place with 1436 while Miyazwa and Han could not keep up the hot pace set by the leader to end in fourth and fifth positions with 1416 and 1413 making the top 5 who surpassed the 1400-mark.

Meanwhile, Futaba Imai led from start to finish to give Japan a great start. The 16-year-old Nagasaki Kakuyo High School student got off the mark with a stunning 290 to lead her team-mate, Mirai Ishimoto in second, who rolled 279.

Indonesia A's hopeful Alisha Nabila showed promise to take up third with 269 and followed it up with 227 in her subsequent game to move up to second as Imai continued to lead albeit just 8 pins ahead.

The Japanese pair continued to dominate after the third game with 28 pins sperating the duo as Singapore A's Kristin Quah moved up into third after she posted 710 series.

Girl's Singles Squad A Leader
Futaba Imai giving Japan a great start

Singapore B's Charmaine Lim moved up to second briefly as Ishimoto and Quah slipped away past the fourth game. Imai ended the squad in the lead with 1445 ahead of the recovering Quah in second with 1395.

Lim clinched third spot with 1385 ahead of Korea A's Jong Ryeon Gyeong in fourth with 1353 and Ishimoto rounding out the top 5 with 1349.

Nakano smashed the 2000 3-game series of 775 set by Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia while Ishimoto also set a new 6-game total with 1445 erasing the old record of 1413 set by her compatriot, Misaki Mukotani in 2009.

Squad B will take to the lanes for their 6-games Singles and the combined scores will determine the winners of the first event of the championships.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Asian youth showcase

11th February, Jakarta: A total of 120 youths from eleven Asian countries will be showcased at the 15th Asian School Bowling Championships after the competition was officially declared open at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center on Tuesday.

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The youths from Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and host, Indonesia marched past in front of a packed house at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center.

Australia, Korea, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia fielded two boys and two girls teams with Brunei, Japan and Macau one boys and one girls team while Kuwait sent two boys team and Hong Kong and Thailand one boys team each.

Emcees Ms Putty Armein and Ms Iyenwati got the proceedings underway by announcing the march past of the teams followed by speeches from the Organising Chairman, Mr Hadi Busono.

Bowlers' Oath
Indonesian team representatives taking the bowlers' oath

Mr Oky Harwanto, President of Persatuan Bowling Indonesia then came on to welcome all the distinguished guests, which included embassy representatives from some of the participating countries, sponsors, team officials, parents and players.

The 15th edition of the popular championship was to be held last year but had to be postponed tdue to the floods in Ancol causing massive damages to the bowling center. Mr Harwanto especially thanked Ms Christina Koo for her effort in the repair of the center and to make it possible for Indonesia to play host again.

Indonesian team presentatives, Rafif Imam Santoso and Alisha Nabila took the bowlers' oath on behalf of all the players while Mr Orlando Robot took the official oath on behalf of all the tournament officials.

Mr Harwanto then invited the Guest of Honour, Mr Agum Gumelar, former Chairman of the Indonesian National Sports Committee to officially declare the championship open.

Students from Grade 5F performed the Tarian Sumatra dance called "Tari", instructed by Teacher, Ms Novita followed by students from Grade 9 and 10 performed the Tarana, an Indian CLassical dance, instructed by Teacher, Ms Pooja.

Sumatra Dance Performance
Students from Grade 5F performing the Tarian Sumatra Dance

Mr Hadi Busono presented souvenirs to the dance performing school and Dr. Danny Santos, representing Asian Bowling Federation before the emcee ended the opening ceremony by inviting all the guests, team officials and players to a welcome reception.

Competition will begin with the Singles tomorrow, Doubles on Thursday February 13, 4-player Team on Friday February 14 and the Masters finals over two days on Saturday and Sunday February 15 and 16.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

Eleven countries vying for glory

10th February, Jakarta: Eleven countries which confirmed their players at the Team Managers' Meeting this evening, will be vying for glory when the 15th Asian School Bowling Championship kicks off at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center on Wednesday.

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A total of 68 boys, 52 girls and 39 officials from eleven countries will battle for medal in four events - Singles, Doubles, 4-plaayer Team and Masters finals. Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines and Singapore are fielding two boys and two girls teams (8 boys and 8 girls).

Kuwait is fielding two boys team and Hong Kong and Thailand one boys team while Japan and Macau are fielding one boys and one girls team respectively. The big surprise is Malaysia, who is not sending any players. They have been in all the past Asian School meet and has finished overall champion on 8 occasions.

The players were confirmed at the Team Managers' Meeting held this evening at the official hotel, Aston Marina. Mr Aswin Limansantoso, the Deputy Organizing Chairman welcomed all team officials in his speech representing Mr Oky Harwanto, the President of the Indonesian Bowling Association.

Aswin Limansantoso
Mr Aswin Limansantoso welcoming team officials before the meeting

Dr Danny Santos, Technical Delegate for the championship conducted the meeting with a roll-call followed by going through the schedule, rules and other related matters.

Mr Hadi Busono, Organizing Chairman and Mr Aswin Limansantoso assisted in conducting the lane draw for the boys and girls events.

Competition will kick off with the Singles on Wednesday, 12 February divided into two squads over six games on the 38-feet medium oil pattern. Competition will resume with the Doubles on Thursday, 13 February, again over two squads.

The Team of 4 will be contested on Friday, 14 February over two blocks of 3 games in the morning and afternoon. The top 16 boys and top 16 girls in the All Events standing after 18 games will qualify for the Masters finals.

Two blocks of 8-games Round-robin matchplay Masters finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 February. The top 3 boys and top 3 girls will advance to the stepladder finals to determine the winners.

Lane Draw
Mr Hadi Busono and Mr Aswin Limansantoso assisting in the lane draw

Official practice will be held tomorrow morning divided into two sessions which will be followed by the official opening ceremony. The championship will end on February 16 with the victory banquet at the Swiss Hotel.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.

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