Top Korean left-hander, Choi Bokeum missed the cut for the stepladder finals by 28 pins for fourth with 3852. Tan rounded out the top five with 3835. Du's win in the Masters finals gave China a medal haul of 2-1-1. Malaysia ended with 3 gold and 1 silver medal to take the Men's overall champion title. Malaysia had the best-ever Asian Champioships with 6 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals to emerge as the overall champion team.
Korea finished second overall with a haul of 3-4-4 while China finished third. Hong Kong was the only other country to win a gold medal with victory in the Men's 5-Player Team event two days ago. Sheikh Talal Mohammed Al-Sabah, President of World Bowling and ABF was on hand to award the medals to the Masters winners.
A closing ceremony, hosted by Kuwait Bowling Federation at Crown Plaza Hotel, saw the awarding of the top 3 Asian ranked men and top 3 Asian ranked women for 2016 and 2017. 2017 top 3 women were Jung Dawun (KOR), Baek Seungja (KOR) and Esther Cheah (MAS).
2017 top 3 men were Michael Mak (HKG), Rafiq Ismail (MAS) and Kim Bolelby (THA). Siti Safiyah Amirah (MAS), Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jung Dawun (KOR) were the top 3 women in 2017. Wu Hao-Ming (TPE), Rafiq Ismail (MAS) and Ahmad Muaz (MAS) were the top 3 men in 2017.
A flag handing-over ceremony was held at the closing ceremony during which host, Kuwait handed the Asian Championship flag to Hong Kong, China, which will host of the 26th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships 2020.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Kuwait.