28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships
Chinese Taipei snatches first block lead
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18th September, Yancheng: Chinese Taipei's first trio of Wang Ya-Ting, Wang Ting-Wen and Yang Hao-Ting snatched the lead in the third game of the Women's Trios first block at the 28th East Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Doubles gold medallist of Peng Rui and Kong Min teamed up with Zhang Yuhong to give the Chinese first trio an early lead with a superb opening game of 646. The other Chinese trio of Li Qing, Fan Juanjuan and Yuan Yue trailed in second with 602.

The Taiwanese trio was third with 583 followed by the first Korean trio of Choi Hyeon Ji, Hong Hyeon Jeong and Lee Hyeon Gyung in fourth with 581.

Despite managing only 535 in the second game, Peng, Kong and Zhang held on to their lead albeit only with a 9-pin margin.

The Korean trio rolled a decent 591 to move into second spot with Chinese Taipei 1 remaining in third. But the Taiwanese ended the strongest with 639 in their third game to snatch the lead after the first block with 1791.

Wang Ya-Ting, Wang Ting-Wen and Yang Hao-Ting leading the Women's Trios first block

The second Chinese trio knocked down 592 to clinch second position with 1733 while the pace-setter and the first Chinese trio slipped down to third after another disappointing third game of 545 for a total of 1726.

Korea 1 stumbled to a disastrous 471 and dropped down to last while the other Korean trio of Han Jin A, Kim Chae Won and Min Hyeon Ji finished fourth with 1704. The women will resume their second block of 3 games after the men have completed their first block after the break.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

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