Asian Bowling News Overview

215 AsC

01/26/15

Ryan Lalisang, New Hui Fen win Men's and Women's Masters title at 23rd Asian Championships

Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand (January 15-26, 2015)

2015AsCMastersChampionsRyanLalisangNewHuiFen_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) of Indonesia and Singapore's New Hui Fen (r.), who dominated the match play rounds to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, finished with big games to end the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in Men's and Women's Masters Monday, January 26 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Korea led the medal tally with six gold, four silver and five bronze medals.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/26/15

Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang is the top seed in Men's Masters stepladder finals

Korea's Hong Hae Sol takes on Kuwait's Mostafa Al-Mousawi in the opening match

2015AsCMenMastersTop3Finalists_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (center) of Indonesia, who led the field after the first eight games on medium oil, posted the highest 1878 series on long oil Monday to earn the No. 1 seed for the Men's Masters stepladder finals starting at 5 p.m. local time (ICT). Trailing Lalisang by 145 pins to finish in second place was Hong Hae Sol (l.) of Korea, who leaped from fourth to second place with 3756. Hong will bowl Mostafa Al-Mousawi (r.) in the semifinal match. The Kuwaiti maintained third place with 3714.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/26/15

Singapore's New Hui Fen earns No. 1 seed for Women's Masters stepladder finals

Korea's Son Yun Hee and Malaysia's Sin Li Jane square off in the semifinal match

2015AsCWomenMastersTop3Finalists_small.jpgNew Hui Fen (center) of Singapore earned the No. 1 seed for the Women's Masters stepladder finals of the 23rd Asian Championships Monday, 5 p.m. ICT at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. New, who averaged 236.13 on long oil winning five of her eight matches, widened her lead to 308 pins and is one win away from the gold medal. Her opponent in the title match will be determined between Korea's Son Yun Hee (l.) and Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/25/15

New Hui Fen takes commanding lead as Women's Masters match play reaches halfway point

Singaporean averages 253.63 and wins seven out of eight matches on medium oil to take a 251 pin lead into the second round on long oil Monday; Korea's Son Yun Hee becomes the second woman in Asian Championships history to roll a 300 game

2015AsCWomenMastersLeeNewLarasati_small.jpgNew Hui Fen (center) of Singapore has almost secured her spot in the Masters finals of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships as the women's round robin match play has reached the halfway point Sunday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. New averaged of 253.63 on medium oil and totaled 2099 pins to lead Lee Young Seung (l.) of Korea by 251 pins. Lee was second with 1848 and was followed by Alisha Nabila Larasati (r.) of Indonsia in third place with 1824.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/25/15

Ryan Lalisang takes first-round lead in Men's Masters match play

Indonesian averages 237.88 and wins seven of his eight matches on medium oil; Yeri Ramadona (INA) and Hong Hae Sol (KOR) bring the number of 300 games to six

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Ryan Lalisang (center) of Indonesia averaged 237.88 in the first match play round to take the lead in the Men's Masters competition of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Sunday morning at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand with 1973 total including 70 bonus pins. Choi Bok Eum (l.) of Korea was 79 pins behind in second place with 1894 and was followed by Mostafa Al-Mousawi (r.) of Kuwait, who sits in third place with 1880.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/24/15

Korean men complete "Triple Crown" of major Team victories at 23rd Asian Championships

Koreans average over 228 to win their third gold medal of the Championships by more than 200 pins over Malaysia and Thailand; Park Jong Woo wins the fourth gold medal in All-Events

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Park Jong Woo, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Jun Yung, Kang Hee Won, Hong Hae Sol and Choi Bok Eum of Korea (pictured) averaged 228.47 for three games on medium oil Saturday afternoon at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand, to easily win the gold medal in the prestigious five-player Team event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. Malaysia finished second and Thailand was third. Park Jong Woo earned the gold medal in All-Events by averaging 228.25 for 24 games.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/24/15

Korean women end winless streak in five-player Team event, All-Events in Thailand

Korean fivesome start second block on medium oil with 1182 game to cruise to victory at 23rd Asian Championships; Jung Da Wun captures the gold medal in All-Events

2015AsCWomenTeamKorea2_small.jpgKorea (pictured) with Jung Da Wun, Jun Gwi Ae, Kim Jin Sun, Lee Young Seung, Jeon Eun Hee and Son Yun Hee averaged 207.33 on medium oil to overtake Singapore and to win the first gold medal for the Korean women in the 23rd Asian Championships in the prestigious five-player Team event. The Koreans came out of the gates with a huge 1182 game to shoot into the lead and never looked back. Jung Da Wun averaged 222 for 24 games to earn another gold in All-Events.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/23/15

Singaporean women finish strong to set the tone in the five-player Team event

Korea is 15 pins behind in second place with Indonesia a distant third; Japan's Misaki Mukotani shoots into the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games

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A strong finish propelled Daphne Tan, Geraldine Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen of Singapore (pictured) into the lead in the prestigious five-player Team event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships after the first block on long oil Friday in Bangkok, Thailand. The Singaporeans toppled 3344 pins (222.93) to lead Korea and Indonesia by 15 and 157 pins, resp. Japan's Misaki Mukotani, Japan, jumped into the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/23/15

Korean men lead in five-player Team event after the first block on long oil

Thailand is mere 11 pins behind with Malaysia in third; Korea's Shin Seung Hyeon overtakes the lead in All-Events with three games on medium oil to go on Saturday

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Park Jong Woo, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Jun Yung, Kang Hee Won and Hong Hae Sol of Korea (pictured) rolled games of 1071, 1113 and 1052 on long oil to take the lead in the prestigious five-player Team event in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships with 3236 pinfall total (215.73 average). Trailing Korea by mere 11 pins to sit in second place was Thailand on 3225 with Malaysia in third at 3193. Korea's Shin Seung Hyeon took the lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/22/15

Singapore wins first gold medal at 23rd Asian Championships in Women's Trios

Korean trios earn silver and bronze

2015AsCTriosNgYeoNew_small.jpgHolding a 27-pin lead heading into the second three-game block of the Women's Trios event, Geraldine Ng, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen (l-r) posted the second-highest series on long oil to maintain a four-pin lead and to win the first gold medal for Singapore at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. The Korean women took the silver and bronze medal. Sin Li Jane of Malaysia remained atop the leaderboard in All-Events but her lead shrank from 141 to 56 pins.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/21/15

Singaporean women set the pace in Trios at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Yeo, Ng, New hit 1900 on the nose to lead the 24-trios field on the medium pattern; Malaysia's Sin Li Jane maintains 141-pin lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2015AsCTriosNewYeoNg_small.jpgNew Hui Fen, Joey Yeo and Geraldine Ng from Singapore (l-r) hit 1900 on the nose to take the lead in the Women's Trios event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships after three games on medium oil Wednesday afternoon at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The Singaporeans averaged 211.11 including team games of 677, 591 and 632. Malaysia's Sin Li Jane held on to the lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games with 3480 and an average of 232.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/21/15

Korea takes first-round lead in Men's Trios at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Park, Shin, Hong pace the 41 Trios after Block 1 on medium oil with an average of 238; Malaysia's Mohd Rafiq Ismail takes pole position in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2015AsCTriosHongParkShin_small.jpgAfter a clean sweep of the medals in the Doubles event, the Korean men have their sights set on the Trios title in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Hong Hae Sol, Park Jong Woo and Shin Seung Hyeon (l-r) averaged 238 in the first three-game block on the medium lane conditioning pattern including a high game of 783 to lead the field of 41 trios from 21 countries with 2142 pinfall total.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/20/15

Malaysia's Li Jane, Afifah out average the field to win Women's Doubles at Asian Championships

Places 2, 3 and 4 belong to Korean women; Sin Li Jane holds 183-pin lead as All-Events competition reaches halfway mark

2015AsCSinLiJaneSyaidatulAfifah_small.jpgSin Li Jane and Syaidatul Afifah (l-r) out averaged their nearest competitors by more than 11 pins to win the first gold medal for Malaysia in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Women's Doubles Tuesday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The duo led the 37 doubles from 13 countries with 2773 total and an average of 231.08. Li Jane holds a holds 183-pin lead in All-Events after 12 of 24 games with 2866 total and an average of 238.83.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/19/15

Korean men sweep the medals in Doubles at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Doubles World Champions Choi Bok Eum, Park Jong Woo average over 236 to claim the gold medal

2015AsCChoiBokEumParkJongWoo_small.jpgAfter a slow start into the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, the Korean men rebounded with a clean sweep of the medals in the Doubles event Monday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Doubles World Champions Choi Bok Eum and Park Jong Woo (l-r), who bowled in the third and last squad, averaged 237.17 on the medium lane conditioning pattern to claim to the gold medal with 2834 total. Team mate Hong Hae Sol took the lead in All-Events.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/18/15

Japan sweeps gold medals in Singles at Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Thailand

Yusuke Yamamoto, Mirai Ishimoto start 23rd edition the event with victory in Men's and Women's Singles; Bahrain's Yusuf Al-Awahdi and Kuwait's Mohannad Ebrahim achieve perfection

2015AsCYusukeYamamoto_small.jpg2015AsCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpgYusuke Yamamoto and Mirai Ishimoto swept the gold medals in Singles for Japan in the opening event of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Yamamoto (l.), rolled two consistently high three-game blocks on long oil to lead the men's field with 1401 total and an average of 233.50. Ishimoto (r.) fired the highest six-game series of the event with 1445 (240.83 average) to cruise to the women's title.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/12/15

Championship Preview: 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

201 athletes, 125 men and 76 women, from 22 countries are currently registered for the event to be held January 15-26 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand

2014AsCLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships will be held from January 15-26 Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The Championships, originally scheduled for May 2014, will kick off Thursday, Jan. 15, with the opening ceremonies starting at 5 p.m. ICT. 22 member federations of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) have registered for the 23rd edition of the event and nominated 201 athletes, 125 men and 76 women, as well as 70 offcials.

2014 ABF Tour #9

12/03/14

Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Al Dolijan wins season-ending ABF Tour event in Riyadh

Shaker Al-Hassan (UAE) and Sharon Limansantoso (INA) win the 2014 ABFT men's and women's point ranking

2014ABFT09AbdullahAlDolijan_small.jpg Local favorite Abdullah Al Dolijan (pictured) won his first career Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in the Saudi Arabia leg Wednesday, December 3, at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh as he flew past Khaled Al Dubyyan of Kuwait, 223-147, in the title match. Shaker Al-Hassan, United Arab Emirates, emerged as the men's point ranking leader while Sharon Limansantoso of Indonesia finished atop the women's ranking. The top 16 men and women qualified for the Tournament of Champions.

2014 ABF Tour

12/03/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consisted of nine legs, five in the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE 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 qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions March 17-18, 2015 in Kuwait.

2015 World Bowling Tour #4

12/02/14

Marshall Kent wins Masters event in 8th Kingdom International Open

Kent earns his first PBA title with 257-206 victory over Swede Martin Larsen; Craig Nidiffer wins his second 5,000 Dollar in check in Day 1 Shootout

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpgHeading into its first adult World Championship, PBA rookie Marshall Kent (l.), United States, defeated three-time World Champion Martin Larsen (r.) of Sweden, 257-206, to win the Masters event in the 8th Kingdom International Open Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kent, who owns two European Bowling Tour titles, earned $10,000 for the victory. Larsen received $7,000 for second place.

Saudi Arabia

12/02/14

Craig Nidiffer emerges as Day 3 champion in 8th Kingdom International Open

U.S. bowlers paces the 93-player field after 18 games of qualifying with an average of 235.67; leads the top 36 players into Tuesday's Masters finals

2014KIODay3Top4_small.jpgCraig Nidiffer, United States, defeated four-time PBA champion Mike Fagan, 239-228, to win the Day 3 Shootout in the 8th Kingdom International Open Sunday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Nidiffer earned $5,000 for the victory and Fagan received $3,500 for second place. Nidiffer finished qualifying atop the 93-player leaderboard with 4242 total and an average of 235.67 for 18 games to lead the top 36 into Tuesday's Masters finals.

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