23rd October, Kuwait: Timmy Tan ended his sixth and final game in the Men's Singles second squad with the championship's third perfect game to win Malaysia's second gold medal at the 25th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships on Wednesday.
Chinese Taipei's Chen Chien-Ju got off to a cracking pace with 289 in his opening game to lead 2016 Asian Championships Trios silver medallist, Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand by 11 pins. Tan, who won the 2016 Asian Championships Singles gold medal, also started off well with 267 to take up third spot.
Others starting off with big games were Korea's Asian Games multiple gold medallist, Choi Bokeum with 266, Japan' Yuma Hraguchi with 256 and Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan with 254. Tan added another sizzling 276 in the second game to immediately move into the lead.
Choi moved into second spot with 235 while Yannaphon slipped down to third after managing only 213. A second Korean, Kim Kyungmin posted back-to-back 244 to take up third with 2017 World Championships All Events gold medallist, Wu Hao-Ming of Chinese Taipei occupying fourth spot.