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Topseed secures DHC Cup title

9th March, Tokyo: JBC's Nao Ohishi, defeated Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper, 188-208 in the deciding stepladder match of the DHC Cup Girls Bowling International Championship to secure the title at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Centre on Sunday.

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Tannya Roumimper, who shot the tournament's first perfect game to lead the first two blocks in the qualifying rounds, had finished as third-seed in the 6-game semifinals with 1418 and a 15-game total of 3550 to trail top-seed, Nao Ohishi and second-seed, Kelly Kulick of USA.

Tannya defeated Kulick, 207-204 to set up the match with Nao Ohishi but could not repeat the fine form she displayed in the earlier match. The Indonesian had earlier trashed seventh-seed and winner of the positions 5 - 8 shootout match, Hiromi Matsunaga of DHC, 279-218 in the second match.

Matsunaga ousted fifth-seed, Choi Jin-A, sixth-seed, Yuuko Nakatani of JPBA and eighth-seed, Hiroko Shimizu of JPBA with 248 in the four-player shootout before going down to Tannya in the second match.

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Nao Ohishi emerging as champion

The semifinals saw three bowlers battling it out for the lead as overnight leader, Nao Ohishi led the first half of the 6-game contest and lost the lead to Kelly Kulick briefly for the fourth game.

But the Japanese, who shot the tournament's third perfect game, fought back to clinch pole position with 1431 and 3589 total. Kelly Kulick, who posted the highest 6-game series of 1511, settled for second with 3583, just 6 pins adrift.

Tannya Roumimper did well to stay with the leaders to finish third with 1418 and 3550 total. The bowlers who made the Top 8 cut were Mai Takasaka of DHC in fourth, Choi Jin-A of Korea fifth and Yuuko Nakatani sixth.

Hiromi Matsunga of DHC and Hiroko Shimizu of JPBA took up the remaining slots in seventh and eighth positions while Mexico's Andriana Perez missed the cut by 44 pins finishing ninth.

Photos courtesy of JBC.

Pole position for Japanese

8th March, Tokyo: A tournament's third perfect game in the final game of the third block helped JBC's Nao Ohishi to snatch pole position from Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper at the DHC Cup Girls Bowling International Championship.

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Tannya Roumimper, who shot the tournament's first perfect game to lead the first block of 3 games, continued her fine run in the second block with 702 series and stretching the lead slightly from 17 to 23 pins.

The Korat SEA Games Sinlges gold medalist opened the seventh game in the third block with 217 to maintained her lead but by only 19 pins. The Indonesian then reeld off 225 to give herself a breather and looked set to end the block in pole.

But it needed the tournament's third perfect game to dislodge the youngster as Nao Ohishi of JBC knocked down the magical 300 in the final game and a superb 736 series to snatch pole with a 9-game total of 2158.

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Round 1 top 3, Tannya, Nao Ohishi and Mai Takasaka

Tannya secured a spot in the semifinals despite settling for second with a total of 2132 ahead of the strong finishing Mai Takasaka of DHC in third spot with 2092. The second perfect game was posted in the second block by Hisano Igarashi but the Japanese failed to make the cut finishing 42nd.

The top 32 bowlers will bowl another 2 blocks of 3 games tomorrow at 10:30 am with the top 8 bowlers advancing to the Stepladder Finals. Positions 5 - 8 will play a 1-game shootout where the winner will meet the fourth-seed over another 1-game shootout.

Winner will proceed to the next match against the higher-ranked bowler until the last match with the top-seed to decide the champion.

Photos by B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

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Nao Ohishi topping the third and final block
Indonesian youngster scores perfect game

8th March, Tokyo: Indonesian youngster, Tannya Roumimper shot the first perfect game at the DHC Cup Girls Bowling International Championship en-route to topping the first block of 3 games at Shinagawa Bowling Centre Saturday morning.

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Malaysia's Zandra Aziela set a scorching pace to lead in the first game with an awesome 259 but soon gave the lead after Indonesia's Tannya Rouminper, who shot the first perfect game of the championship with the magical 300 game. The Indonesian lass went on to coast home with 185 to top the overall 1st block with 743 total.

Zandra paced the leading pack with 214 and 236 for a remarkable 709 series to finish 4th place behind Japan's national bowler, Nao Ohishi, who came on strongly for secondnd with a 726 series. Yun Hee-Yeo representing Tellux Korea positioned herslef third with a score of 711.

Mai Fujita of JPBA finished fifth with 707 with Maki Sano of JBC, Akiko Tanigawa of JPBA and Mika Yamada of JBC completing the top 8 from sixth to eighth positions respectively. USA's Kelly Kulick was ninth with 692.

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Tannya Roumimper leading after first block

The competition took a lunch break and the second and third blocks shall commence at 2:00pm local time. The bowlers would complete 3 blocks of 3 games where the top 32 will progress to the semifinals for another 6 games.

The top 8 at the end of the semifinals will make the cut for the stepladder finals where positions 5 to 8 will join positions 1 - 4 in the single game shootout.

Photos by B.C. Cheah, MTBC.

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