31st Asian Intercity Bowling Championships
Convincing victory for Paranaque
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9th November, Yancheng: Paranaque denied host city their fifth gold medal at the 31st Asian Intercity Bowling Championships as Anne Marie Kiac and Lasa Posadas took a convincing victory in the Women's Doubles event.

Kiac and Posadas shot 440 to take an early lead, 9 pins ahead of the first Chinese Taicung pair of Chang Yu-Hsuan and Singles silver medallist, Tang Ya-Chun in second with the first pair of Jeju, Korea and the first pair of Yancheng following closely behind.

Koh Yang-Rye and Yang Young-Ja of Jeju added a 429 in the second game to move into the lead as the second Hong Kong pair of Gigi Leung and Milki Ng took over second position while Paranaque slipped down to third.

Jeju 1 led for another game despite posting only 386. The second Yancheng pair of Li Qin and Kong Min posted 412 to take up second and the first Yancheng pair of Singles gold medallist, Peng Rui and Zhang Chun-Li moved up to third.

Kiac and Posadas with a convincing victory for Paranaque's first gold

Paranaque fired a superb 492 in the fourth game to leapfrog into the lead, trailed in second by Hong Kong 2 with the rest not far away in third and fourth as Jeju stumbled to a lowly 325 to drop to fifth. Kiac and Posadas added another splendid 458 in the fifth to extend their lead to 113 pins.

The Filipina pair eased off with 367 in their final game to seal a convincing victory for their first gold medal of the championships with 2517. Yancheng 2 and Yancheng 1 finished 438 and 452 to settled for the silver and bronze medals with 2467 and 2444 respectively.

Hong Kong 2, who was second before the final game, managed only 371 to miss the podium with a fourth-placed finish on 2408 while Jeju 1 completed the top five with 2352.

Peng Rui continued to lead the Women's All Events standings after two events with 2540. Kiac is second with 2463 and Milki Ng's 1366 in the Doubles event moved her up to third with 2411.

The Men's Senior division Doubles event following lane maintenance will wrap up the third day of competition. The Team of 4 over two blocks of three games each will be contested in the next two days culminating in the Masters Finals on November 11 and 12.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Yancheng, China.

Zhang-Peng and Li-Kong settling for the bronze and silver medals

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