9th July, Bangkok: Daniel Tse, Jeremy Wong, Amen Yuen and Jason Leung of Hong Kong, China finished second in the Boy's Team of Four first block at the 21st Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships behind Korea in first and ahead of Thailand in third.
Doubles gold medallist, Baek Seungwoo and Park Soowan together with team-mates, Baek Seungmin and Lee Myeongcheol got off to a blistering start with a stunning 926 in their opening game to lead Hong Kong by 19 pins.
A 19-pin gap was easily erased when the Hong Kong quartet added a strong 883 in their second game to move four pins ahead of the Koreans, who posted a respectable 860.
Nearest to the leading duo was Thailand's Pakaphol Kulkaarineethu, Nutavat Rasisetkun, Sasitha Kaewklom and Singles bronze medallist, Vilinkorn Kiedkaew 44 pins adrift in third while Chinese Taipei was in a distant fourth.
Despite ending the block with 806, Korea managed to snatch top spot with 2592. Hong Kong, China only downed 765 to settle for second with 2555, 37 pins behind. Thailand remained in third with 2511.
Philippines finished the strongest with 878 to take up fourth position with 2406. The biggest set back was the fancied Malaysian boys, who finished in a lowly 11th position with 2316, 195 pins away from the Thais. The boys will resume their second block of 3 games tomorrow morning followed by the girls in the afternoon. The top 3 boys team and the top 3 girls team will be awarded the medals.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Bangkok, Thailand.