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2017 PBA-WBT World Bowling Tour Thailand
September 30 - October 6, 2017  Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand
Indonesian shoots 300 for lead

2nd October, Bangkok: 29th SEA Games Team silver medallist, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia shot the first perfect game of the 2017 PBA-World Bowling Tour Thailand underway at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Paragon to take an early lead in the qualifying standings.

Lalisang achieved bowling perfection in the second game of his first qualifying attempt to complete the 3-game series with 786. The Indonesian added a second 3-game series of 745 before wrapping up with a third attempt of 713 to lead the standings with 2244.

A second Indonesian, Hardy Rachmadian did well to finish second to Lalisang with 2155, just one pin ahead of 2017 Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games Sinlges gold medallist, Annop Arromsaranon of Thailand, who continued his fine form to register 2154 for third.

His compatriot and 2014 Asian Games Singles gold medallist, Yannaphon Larpapharat also impressed with a 2142 effort to take up fourth spot. Three-time PBA Player of the Year and seasoned campaigner, Mika Koivuniemi of Finland finished fifth with 2135.

2015 DHC Japan Invitational and 2014 QubicaAMF World Cup champion, Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas came in sixth with 2133. Top female and 29th SEA Games Doubles gold medallist, Sharon Limansantoso of Indonesia completed the top 7 with 2130.

Ryan Lalisang shooting the first perfect game

The top 7 together with 29th SEA Games Trios Gold medallist, Sithiphol Kunaksorn, who is the top local qualifier outside the top bracket, earn two byes and automatically advance to Round 4 Finals. 29th SEA Games Trios silver medallist and 2016 Thailand Open champion, Kim Bolleby of Thailand missed the top bracket to finish ninth with 2021 but will automatically advance to Round 3 Finals.

A fourth Indonesian, Hengki Susanto headed the second bracket with 2125. Timmy Tan of Malaysia created history at this year's PBA-World Bowling Tour Thailand to roll three perfect games in three separately squads. But his stunning effort gave him 773, 679 and 669 for a total of 2121 and in 11th and will advance to Round 3 Finals, skipping only one round.

The second best female finisher was Aldila Indryati of Indonesia, who finished in the second bracket with 2095 behind the Malaysian to skip just one round for Round 3 Finals. 2017 ABF Tour Macau champion, Putty Armein took up 19th in the second bracket.

29th SEA Games multiple Gold medallist, Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia knocked down 2016 to head the third bracket. Yeri Ramadona came in 28th with 2004. 2017 Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games Singles silver medallist, Tannya Roumimper finished 29th with 2004.

Billy Muhammad Islam managed 33rd position with 1986 while Novie Phang, Fachri Ibnu Askar and Nadia Pramanik has yet to make their mark. The cut in the early qualifying rounds went to Surasak Manuwong with 1982 (averaging 220.22) taking up 37th spot. Positions 38 and 39 reserved for local qualifiers were held by Phumin Klanbida and Teerachata Rachatahiranyakan with 1956 and 1933 respectively.

Qualifiers positioned 25 to 39 plus three qualifiers from the one-game desperado squad (total 18 players) will qualify for Round 2 Finals. The top 10 finishers will be joined by qualifiers from the second bracket positioned 9 to 24 (total 26 players) for Round 3 FInals.

Hardy Rachmadian giving Indonesia a one-two finish

At the end of Round 3 Finals, the top 12 finishers will be joined by qualifiers from the top bracket, positioned 1 to 8 for Round 4 Finals. The top 8 finishers at the end of the round will proceed to the Final TV Shootout to determine the champion, who will walk away with the top prize of 1 million Thai baht (approx. US$32,258).

A total of 4.215 million Thai baht (approx. US$131,967) prize money is up for grabs. A total of 42 finalists will earn a minimum of 40,000 Thai baht (approx. US$1,290). Qualifying will continue through to October 4 and the finals will be staged over October 5 and 6.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Bangkok.

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