Asian Bowling News Overview

Editorial

12/15/15

Lucas Wiseman, the main voice of BowlTV, leaves USBC after 13 successful years

2014WCAbuDhabiLucasWiseman_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month. Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week. As a pioneer of BowlTV's live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport.

2015 ABF Tour #9

12/08/15

Ryan Lalisang earns his third ABF Tour title of the season; wins the 2015 point ranking

Indonesian finishes the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with back-to-back victories to lead the top 16 players into the 2016 Tournament of Champions

2015ABFT09RyanLalisangSheikhTalal_small.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang (pictured left with Sheikh Talal) won his second consecutive title and the third overall on the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour when he defeated Rickle Kam 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 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.

2015 ABF Tour

12/08/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour concludes after 9 legs

The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the point rankings advance to the 2016 Tournament of Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg 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 at the end of the 2015 season qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 13-14, 2016 in Kuwait.

Saudi Arabia

12/07/15

Big payday for Francois Louw; South African wins 9th Kingdom International Open

Louw defeats Denmark's Frederik Øhrgaard in the decisive game to earn the $25,000 top prize; Louw and Øhrgaard achieve perfection

ImageImageFrancois Louw (l.) of South Africa defeated Frederik Øhrgaard (r.) of Denmark in the decisive game to win the 9th Kingdom International Open Monday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and to pocket the $25,000 top prize. As top seeded player, Louw must be defeated twice to win the title. He took full advantage of the rule as he rebounded from a 247-226 loss in game one with a 247-239 win in game two to seal the victory.

Saudi Arabia

12/06/15

It's down to 16 at 9th Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia

Singapore's Ong leads 12 bowlers into a final round clash with the top 5 qualifiers

2015KingdomOpenLogo_small.jpgRemy Ong of Singapore averaged 236.13 for eight games to lead the semi-final round at the 9th Kingdom International Open Sunday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ong toppled 1889 pins to lead the top 12 players into a final round clash with the top 4 qualifiers, who received a first round bye. Those 16 will bowl another eight-game round starting Monday at 1 p.m. Arabia Standard Time (AST) before the cut to the top 5 for the stepladder finals.

Saudi Arabia

12/06/15

Wu Siu Hong wins qualifying in 9th Kingdom International Open

World Cup champion from Hong Kong averages over 226 for 12 games to lead 32 players into the finals; Denmark's Frederik Øhrgaard hits the cutoff number for 28th place with 2386 (198.83 average)

ImageFresh of his victory in the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Wu Siu Hong (pictured) of Hong Kong averaged 226.67 for a 2720 12-game total to win the qualifying of the 9th Kingdom International Open which concluded Saturday with an optional six-game block to replace a lower series at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Wu rolled a 1315 series, an average of 219.17, including games of 228, 215, 258, 248, 205 and 161, to replace a 1269 low series and to overtake previous leader Ryan Lalisang by 38 pins.

Saudi Arabia

12/04/15

Ryan Lalisang takes over pole position in Saudi Arabia after Round Two

Indonesian averages over 223.50 for 12 games to lead the 80-player field with 2682 total; Wu Siu Hong (HKG) achieves perfection; heading into the last qualifying day, the score to make the cut in 28th place is 2308 (192.33average)

2015KIORyanLalisang_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia averaged 223.50 for 12 games to lead the 9th Kingdom International Open as 80 players from 18 countries have completed their second block of qualifying at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Asian Games champion averaged 230.50 on Friday and added 1383 to his 1299 first round pinfall to leap from fourth to first place with 2682 total. The top three bowlers plus the next Saudi bowler after tomorrow's optional third block will earn a first-round bye.

Saudi Arabia

12/04/15

Khaled Aldubyyan leads 9th Kingdom International Open after the first round

Kuwaiti averages over 230 to lead the 80-player field with 1389; score to make the cut in 28th place is currently 1153 (192.17 average)

2015KIOKhaledAldubyyan_small.jpg2015KIOFrancoisLouw_small.jpg Khaled Aldubyyan (l.) of Kuwait averaged 231.50 for six games to take the first round lead in the 9th Kingdom International Open Thursday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The former World Ranking Masters champion rebounded from a slow start in Squad B (193) with 247, 223, 268, 200 and 258 for 1389 total. Trailing Aldubyyan by 44 pins to sit in second place was Francois Louw (r.) of South Africawith 1345.

2015 ABF Tour #8

10/29/15

Ryan Lalisang, Nadia Pramanik sweep ABF Tour Indonesia titles on home turf

Lalisang becomes the first multiple champion of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season; Pramanik wins her second title within two days

2015ABFT08RyanLalisangNadiaPramanik_small.jpg Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Nadia Pramanik (l-r) swept the men's and women's titles in the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg Monday on their home turf at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the second title for Pramanik within two days after winning the women's open masters in the 13th Indonesia International Open on Sunday. Lalisang, who won the Kuwait leg in March, became the first multiple champion this season.

Indonesia

10/25/15

Nadia Pramanik (INA), Benshir Layoso (PHI) win 13th Indonesia Open in overtime

2015INAOpenNadiaPramanikBenshirLayoso_small.jpgIndonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Benshir Layoso of the Philippines (l-r) captured the open masters titles in the 13th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship which concluded Sunday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta with the six-player stepladder finals. Both title matches went into overtime as top-seeded Pramanik and Layoso both lost the first match. As in most of the major tournaments in Asia, the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

Japan

10/18/15

Aichi-Ken dominates bowling competition at 69th National Sports Festival

Prefecture gets the most points for both Emperor's Cup and Empress' Cup; at the conclusion of the festival, the host prefecture Wakayama receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo-To wins the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader for the third consecutive year

2015NSFPresidentTrophyAichi_small.jpg The prefecture (ken) of Aichi led both, the overall point list and the female point list, in the bowling competition of the 70th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Sep. 26 - Oct. 2 at Kinokawa Bowl in Iwade-shi, Wakayama-Ken, Japan. The players from Aichi accumulated 139 points in the men's and women's divisiona to finish well ahead of Kanagawa and Tokyo, who finished in second and third place with 82.5 and 72.5, respectively. Aichi-Ken also led the point ranking in the female division.

South Korea

09/08/15

Chris Barnes survives eliminator finals to win 17th Samho Korea Cup

2015KoreaCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, won another major international title in his illustrious career when he flew past Jung Taewha, Korea, in the last eliminator round, 249-183, to win the 17th Samho Korea Cup International Bowling Tournament Sunday, Sept. 6, at Hogye Gymnaium in Anyang City, South Korea. The 18-time PBA champion, whose last two titles came in the H.H. Emir Cup 2014 in Doha, Qatar, and in the 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational in Tokyo, Japan, received 30 million Korean Won (approx. $24,910).

2015 ABF Tour #7

09/01/15

Sam Cooley, Wendy Chai conquer Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg

2015ABFT07SamCooley_small.jpg2015ABFT07WendyChai_small.jpgAustralia's Sam Cooley (l.) and Wendy Chai (r.) of Malaysia remained undefeated in the single-elimination match play finals to conquer the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Monday at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. It marked the second time in their career that Cooley and Chai won the men's and women's division in the same ABF Tour event after the 2013 ABFT Thailand leg.

Hong Kong

08/31/15

Korea sweeps Masters titles at 41st Hong Kong International Open

2015HKGOpenSonYoungSeokLimSiHyun_small.jpgKorea swept the men's and women's Masters titles at the 41st Hong Kong International Open Sunday at SCAA Bowling Center. In the men's stepladder final, top-seeded Son Young Seok defeated his fellow countryman Kim Dong Gyoo in a low-scoring encounter, 170-167 to win the title and the 55,000 Hong Kong Dollar top prize. In the women's title match, Lim So Hyun defeated defending champion and No. 1 seed, Victoria Chin of Malaysia, twice to for the title worth HK$26,000.

Pakistan

08/19/15

Daniyal Shah clinches open division title at 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Tournament

2015STBAIndepandenceDayBTOpenSingles_small.jpgDaiynal Shah (center; open division), Muhammad Rizwan (amateur) and Anam Fahad (women) clinched the titles at the 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Bowling Tournament 2015 at Royal Rodale Club in Karachi, Pakistan. 70 male and female bowlers advanced to the finals which were held Sunday, August 16, at Royal Rodale Club, presented by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association (STBA) and Royal Rodale Club featuring Singles (open, amateur and women) and Trios events.

Hong Kong, China

07/31/15

Kuek Qi En, Kim Dong Yo conclude 16th Asian School Championships with victory in Masters

Top-seeded Kuek wins the first gold medal of the Championships for Singapore; Kim earns her third gold medal and the seventh overall for Korea

2015ASCMastersChampionsKuekQiEnKimDongYo_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En and Kim Dong Yo of Korea (pictured, l-r) won the gold medals in the boys' and girls' Masters competition, which concluded the NTGCC 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Friday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. It was the first gold medal for Singapore in the Championships, the third for Kim, who also won the titles in Singles and in the four-player Team event and the seventh overall for medal tally leader Korea.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Singapore's Kuek Qi En, Malaysia's Nora Lyana Natasia lead in Masters after the first block

16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships will conclude Friday with the second block and the stepladder finals

2015ASCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg2015ASCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En (left, center) and Nora Lyana Natasia (right, center) of Malaysia took the lead in Boys and Girls Masters at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships as match play reached the halfway mark Thursday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. The top 3 after Friday's second block will advance to the stepladder finals.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Japanese boys, Korean girls win the titles in Team event and All-Events

Japan's Ren Sameshima, Korea's Kim Jin Ju claim gold in All-Events; lead top 16 boys and girls into Masters finals

2015ASCGirlsTeamKorea_small.jpg2015ASCBoysTeamJapan_small.jpg Japan and Korea shared the gold medals on the third day of competition in the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships underway at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. Korea captured the titles in Girls Team (l.) and All-Events. The Japanese boys (right) accomplished the same feat in the boys division.

Hong Kong, China

07/29/15

Korea earns gold medals No. 3 & 4 in Doubles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCGirlsDoublesTop3_small.jpg2015ASCBoysDoublesTop3_small.jpg After a gold medal sweep in Singles, Korea captured both gold medals in girls and boys Doubles at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Tuesday in Hong Kong, China. Kim Hyo Min and Kim Jin Ju (front left) totaled 2557 to win the girls division, while Seo Hyo Dong and Kill Jun Seong (front right) took the boys title with 2770.

Hong Kong, China

07/28/15

Korea sweeps gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCKimDongYo_small.jpg2015ASCKimJungTae_small.jpgKim Dong Yo (l.) and Kim Jung Tae (r.) of the Korean A team swept the gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles to kick off the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Dong Yo toppled 1322 pins, an average of 220.33, to beat out Kim Jin Ju of the Korean B team for the gold medal by nine pins. Jung Tae cruised to victory in the boys' division with 1421 total and the field-best 236.83 average.

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