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U.S. Strikes Another World Bowling Medal As Andrew Anderson, E.J. Tackett Claim Silver

By Karen Price | Dec. 02, 2018, 11 a.m. (ET)

(L-R) Andrew Anderson and E.J. Tackett pose for a photo at the 2018 World Bowling Men's Championships in Hong Kong on Dec. 2, 2018 in Hong Kong.


Team USA picked up another medal at the World Bowling Men’s Championships on Sunday when Andrew Anderson and E.J. Tackett claimed the silver medal in the doubles final in Hong Kong.

It was the second day in a row that Anderson picked up some hardware. A day earlier he won the bronze medal in men’s singles, as did fellow American Kyle Troup.

On Sunday, Anderson and Tackett beat the Korean duo of Jongwoo Park and Kyungmin Kim in the semifinals, 495-377, to earn a spot in the championship match. They faced a team from Malaysia, Adrian Hsien Loong Ang and Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim. Led by Al-Hakim with a 228, the Malaysians prevailed to win the title 433-370. 

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The doubles competition began last Tuesday with the doubles squad rounds. Al-Hakim and Ang were the highest-scoring team to come out of the doubles squad 2 matchups, with a total of 2,596 in six games, while Anderson and Tackett led doubles squad 3 with 2,756 and were the top seed heading into the semifinals. 

The U.S. pairing featured two of top bowlers in the nation. Tackett, 26, from Bluffton, Indiana, has won 12 PBA Tour titles and was named PBA Player of the Year in 2017. Anderson, 23, from Holly, Michigan, was named the 2018 Player of the Year in just his second year on the tour. Both are making their world championship debuts this year. 

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.