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Ryan Lalisang claims third ABF Tour title this season; wins 2015 point ranking

2015ABFT09RyanLalisang.jpg2015ABFT09RickleKam.jpgIndonesia’s Ryan Lalisang won his second consecutive title and the third overall on the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour when he defeated Rickle Kam (right) of Hong Kong, 278-232, in the title match of the Saudi Arabia leg Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh.

With the victory, Lalisang (pictured left with the trophy), who has also won the titles in Kuwait in March and Indonesia in October, concluded the season as the Tour’s point ranking winner and will lead the top 16 men into the 2016 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.

Pictured above: ABT Tour Saudi Arabia champion and 2015 point ranking leader Ryan Lalisang receives the trophy from Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah, President of the Asian Bowling Federation and the Kuwait Bowling Federation.

Lalisang, who finished third in the 9th Kingdom International Open which served as qualifying event, improved every round of the single-elimination finals.

2015ABFT09RyanLalisangEricTseng.jpgAfter defeating Fahad Alreghab of Kuwait in the Round of 16 with modest 206-161, the two-time Asian Games champion ousted Hong Kong bowlers Lau Kwun Ho, 239-216, and Eric Tseng (pictured left with Lalisang), 265-224, to advance to the title match.

2015ABFT09RickleKamWuSiuHong.jpgKam survived three close matches on his way to the title match defeating Bader Al Shaikh, Saudi Arabia, in the opening round, 222-212, followed by a 217-205 win against Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, and a four-pin victory over compatriot Wu Siu Hong (pictured right with Kam), 192-188.

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The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consisted of 9 legs, five in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia) with a men’s division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions.

Players earned ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the point rankings qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 13-14, 2016 in Kuwait.

Photos courtesy of www.abftour.com.

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2015 ABF Tour Saudi Arabia leg – Men’s Division (only)

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Dec. 8, 2015)

Championship:
Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, def. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 278-232

Semifinal:
Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, def. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 265-224
Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, def. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 192-188

Quarterfinal:
Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, def. Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong, 239-216
Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, def. Basel Al Anzi, Kuwait, 236-223
Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, def. Abdullah Al Dolijan, Saudi Arabia, 224-195
Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, def. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 217-205

Round of 16:
Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, def. Fahad Alreghab, Kuwait, 206-161
Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong, def. Khaled Al Dubyyan, Kuwait, 278-208
Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, def. Abdulhakim Al Saud, Saudi Arabia, 214-213
Basel Al Anzi, Kuwait, def. Yaqoub Al Shatti, Kuwait, 223-197
Abdullah Al Dolijan, Saudi Arabia, def. Hassan Al Shaikh, Saudi Arabia, 234-177
Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, def. Yasser Abulreesh, Saudi Arabia, 225-212
Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, def. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 243-237
Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, def. Bader Al Shaikh, Saudi Arabia, 222-212

2015 ABF Tour Indonesia leg – Men’s Final Standings

Players with position, country and ranking points

1. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 75
2. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 60
3. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 46
4. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 45
5. Basel Al Anzi, Kuwait, 33
6. Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong, 32
7. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 31
8. Abdullah Al-Dolijan, Saudi Arabia, 30
9. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 20
10. Abdulhakim Al Saud, Saudi Arabia, 19
11. Yasser Abulreesh, Saudi Arabia, 17.5
(tie) Bader Alshaikh, Saudi Arabia, 17.5
13. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, 16
14. Yaqoub Al-Shatti, Kuwait, 15
15. Hassan Alshaikh, Saudi Arabia, 14
16. Fahad Alreghab, Kuwait, 13

2015 ABF Tour Men’s Ranking – Final Standings after 9 events

Players with position, country and ranking points. Top 16 will qualify for the ABFT Tournament of Champions March 13-14, 2016, at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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