35th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship
Doubles gold for Macau, Shah Alam, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur
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11th January, Taichung: Macau, Shah Alam captured the Men's and Women's Doubles gold medals of the 35th Asian Intercity Bowling Championships while Taipei and Kuala Lumpur earned the Men's Senior and Women's Senior gold medals on Thursday afternoon.

Fourth-seed, Fong Hong U-Lee Tak Man of Macau eliminated the strong top-seed Petaling Jaya pair of Yusuf Abd Raof-Zaid Izlan, 222-204 in the first Bakers' Format semi-finals match to book their spot in the gold medal round.

Shah Alam's pair of Muhammad Azizi Naim Jabar-Noor Afizal Azizan edged Jayden See and Singles gold medalist, Jeremy Yeo of Jurong, 211-204 in the other semi to advance to the gold medal round. Shah Alam, who have yet to win the elusive gold medal lost out to Macau in the title match, 202-205 to settle for the silver.

Fong and Lee deservingly won their first gold medal at the championships for Macau with the victory. Petaling Jaya had topped the earlier preliminaries with a total of 1793 to make the medal round. Shah Alam finished second with 1777.

Lee Tak Man and Fong Hong U winning Macau's first gold medal

Jurong claimed third spot with 1736 while the champion clinched the fourth and medal round spot with 1728. Paranaque's Aldric Andreo Bathan and James Walter Terrobal missed the cut by 9 pins.

Taipei's Hsu Kuo-Hsiung and Ma Ying-Hao picked up their first gold medal after narrowly defeating over topseed, Kim Jong-Ho and Yang Si-Bong, by a single pin of 176-175 in the Men's Senior division. Taipei had dispatched compatriots and second-seed, Lin Xian-Zhong and Liu Jian-Cheng, 195-172 in semi-finals.

Jeju beat Singles gold medalist, Chen Meng Song and his partner, Qiu Xian Kui, 235-219 to advance to the medal rounds. But the Korean pair was unlucky to have lost the final match by a single pin.

Meanwhile, Shah Alam women won their second gold medal of the competition after Singles gold medalist, Faten Najihah Adb Faik and Singles silver medalist, Zatil Iman Abd Ghani easily won the title match against Paranaque, 218-178.

Faten and Zatil, who squeezed into the medal round in fourth position, thrashed topseed, Jeju pair of Oh Hwang-Jeong and Goh Yang-Rye, 213-163 in the first semi-final match. Anne Marie Dianne Kiac and Maria Lourdes Arles of Paranaque defeated Singapore's pair of Lim Shi En and Hazly Nur Irdina, 234-196 to face the fancied Shah Alam in the gold medal match.

Kuala Lumpur's Singles bronze medalists, Jude Khadijah and Zarina Halim made amends to their disappointing Singles finals by earning their first gold medal with victory over Jeju's pair of Jeong Eun-Sook and Singles gold medalist, Yang Young-Ja, 182-154 in the championship match.

Zatil Iman and Faten Najihah of Shah Alam with their gold medals

Kuala Lumpur had outed compatriots and Petaling Jaya's pair of Michelle Wong and Singles silver medalist, Datin Rakiah Ali, 160-140 to advance to the final. Jeju on the other hand edged, Shah Alam's Zuraidah Binti Ramli and Anizah Binti Muhd Sies, 144-131 to face Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Robert Dong, Vice President, Asia/Pacific Sales & Marketing for Storm Products was on hand to present the medals to the Doubles winners. Competion will shift to the Team of 4 for all divisions over three games preliminaries after the medal ceremony.

The top 4 with the highest team total in all the divisions, will qualify for the medal rounds, which will be contested in Baker's format tomorrow morning. The top 16 in the All-Events standings based on 11 games played in the Singles, Doubles and Team event will make the cut for the Masters Elimination rounds, played in best-of-3 matchplay with the third game a one-ball roll-off to break the tie.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Taichung, Taiwan.

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