13th October, Shanghai: Tour debutants, Yang Liyan and Mi Zhongli celebrated a sweet double for China after emerging as Women's and Men's champions of the inaugural 2016 ABF Tour China leg at Hao's Bowling Centre on Thursday.
Yang, 36 dispatched Indonesia's Putty Armein, 212-184 in the women's final to win her first-ever international title. The champion started the match with a strike and a spare in her first two frames but stumbled to an open frame in the third.
Armein converted all her spares in the first three frames but trailed by three pins. Yang struck again to take her lead to 16 pins as the Indonesian made a fourth spare. Whilst Armein failed to knock down any strikes in her next three frames, Yang rolled more strikes in the sixth and eight frames to open a bigger gap of 27 pins.
Although Armein struck in the eighth frame, she had another open frame in the ninth and eventually lost the match, 184-212. Yang had reached the final after she narrowly beat Hong Kong's Chan Shuk Han, 190-178 in the first semi-final match.