11th July, Hong Kong: Triple gold medallist, Hideaki Hata and Naoto Kanno finished one-two in the Boy's Masters finals while Erina Ishimoto topped the Girl's Masters finals of the 20th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships on Thursday.
Team gold and All Events silver medallist, Naoto Kanno defeated team-mate, Hata 279-257 in the opening match of the Round-robin finals to earn an extra ten pins bonus and led Hata by 32 pins. Singapore B's Lim Ding Xi and Hong Kong A's Alex Yu also registered victories with big games of 248 and 246 respectively.
Kanno was on a hot streak winning his next five matches with 268, 247, 247, 224 and 248 but could not shake off Hata, who was right on his heals winning four matches on bigger games except in the fourth match of 279, 255, 203, 289 and 245.
Although Kanno won his seventh match with 211, Hata also won his seventh match but with a stronger game of 236 to take over the lead. Lim also won his next six matches but continued to trail the leading duo.