28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships
China A tops Women's Doubles
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17th September, Yancheng: Singles silver and bronze medallists, Peng Rui and Kong Min of China A topped the Women's Doubles preliminaries of the 28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships to advance into the semi-finals as topseed.

Chinese Taipei's first pair of Wang Ting-Wen and Wang Ya-Ting got off to a superb start with 472 in their opening game to lead their compatriots and second Chinese Taipei pair of Li Shiau-Ping and Yang Hao-Ting by 45 pins.

Korea's first pair of Han Jin A and Singles bronze medallist, Hong Hyeon Jeong started off well to to take up third with 425 followed by China A's first pair of Peng and Kong in fourth. The Taiwanese added another good game of 432 to stretch their lead to 80 pins as China A1 took over second spot.

The leading pair held their lead after a third game of 418 but had their margin reduced to 52 pins when the Chinese pair posted a strong 446. Korea 1 remained in third with the second Taiwanese pair and second Korean pair fourth and fifth.

Peng Rui and Kong Min topping the Doubles preliminaries

Ting-Wen and Ya-Ting managed only 390 in their fourth game which saw their lead going down to just 1 pin after Peng and Kong continued to press their main rival with a superb 441. China A surged ahead of Chinese Taipei 1 after rolling 412 in the fifth game.

The pair ended with their highest game of 450 to take top spot with 2573. Peng amassed 1333 and Kong contributed with 1240. Ting-Wen downed 1216 and Ya-Ting 1247 to advance to the semi-finals in second with 2463.

Korea 1 finished third with 2387 while the second Korean pair of Choi Hyeong Ji and Kim Chae Won snatched the fourth and final semi-finals spot with 2323. The second Chinese Taipei pair missed the cut by 25 pins to finish fifth.

Topseed, China A1 will meet Korea 1 in the first semi-finals match while Chinese Taipei 1 will take on Korea 2 in the other semi later this evening. The winner will square off for the gold medal in the final.

After two events contested, Peng Rui has overtaken Singles gold medallist, Milki Ng of Hong Kong for the lead in the All Events standings with 2564. Ng slipped down to second on 2530 while Kong Min remained in third with 2491.

Top 4 finishers, China A1, Chinese Taipei 1, Korea 1 and Korea 2

The men will contest their Doubles preliminaries over two squads and the top 4 from the combined scores will qualify for semi-finals.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

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