10th July, Hong Kong: Japan swept the Boy's and Girl's Team of Four gold medals of the 20th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships while Hideaki Hata and Naoto Kanno added a third gold and a silver medal in the Boy's All-Events.
Singapore A team's Isaac Lai, Dylan Teoh, Ray Ng amd Joyan Khoo got off the block with a sizzling 904 in their opening game to lead Kuwait A team by 38 pins. Hong Kong A team's Alex Yu, Ambrose Hon, Owen Ip and Keith Mark trailed in third, a further 3 pins away.
Singapore A continued to lead the field with 856 in the second game and extended their margin to 81 pins. Hong Kong A took over second while Japan's Hideaki Hata, Takumi Shinsha, Keita Asakawa and Naoto Kanno moved up to third.
The Japanese quartet ended the first block with 880 to lead with 2548. Singapore B team's Lim Ding Xi, George Yin, Gerald Teng and Jovan Chua fired a superb 908 but were content to trail their compatriots, Singapore A, who slipped down to second at the break.