Putty Armein is also a strong medal contender after returning to the winning circle when she picked up the ABF Tour Macau leg title. Putty was the star of the show during the 2006 Asian Championship in which she picked up two gold medals.
Sharon Limansantoso's experience in big tournaments will be a boost to the team. The 2007 Indonesia Open champion won the 2007 SEA Games Masters gold medal. 2004 Indonesia Open champion, Novie Phang is the fourth women in the team.
Meanwhile, the team arrived on Thursday and took to the lanes today for their unofficial practice after having their equipment checked. The team managers' meeting was held later at First Hotel.
Official practice will take place tomorrow over two squads and the championship will kick off proper with the men's Singles on Sunday. The top 8 at the end of the 6 games will advance into the knockout quarterfinals toward the finals to decide the champion.
The women's Singles will be held on Monday, 2nd November where similarly, the top 8 will advance to the knockout stage at the end of the 6 games. The Doubles will be contested on 3rd and 4th November.
The Team of 4 will be held over two block of three games on 5th and 6th November with the top 4 teams advancing into the knockout semifinals on 7th November. Asian Ranking points will be allocated for the Singles event only.
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