Asian Bowling News Overview

2015 ABF Tour

02/28/15

Qatar's Ghanim Aboujassoum wins 2015 ABF Tour season opener on home turf

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Ghanim Aboujassoum of Qatar topped Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait, 193-161, to win the season opener of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Aboujassoum, who finished 26th in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 to qualify for the Qatar leg, ousted his compatriot Mohammed Al-Merekhi in the Round of 16, 258-219, then defeated Kuwaiti Jassem Al-Saqer in the quarterfinal, 229-167, and Mohammed Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia in the semi-final, 217-160.

2015 ABF Tour

02/28/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale

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The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, 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 earn 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 will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

Qatar

02/27/15

Roumimper, Al-Dossari to bowl for the title at H.H. Emir Cup

Top four players of Round Two battle it out for the $25,000 first-place check in head-to-head matches over two games with the total pin fall to determine the winner

2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (l.), United States, Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper (r.), Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates and local favorite Khaled Al-Dossari will battle it out for the title and the $25,000 first-place check in the playoffs at the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Friday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. McEwan, who led Round 2 with 1368 total, will bowl No. 4 Al-Dossari in the semi-finals and second-place Roumimper takes on No. 3 Oqab.

Qatar

02/26/15

Wes Malott leads Final Round One at H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Qatar

U.S. bowler rolls 1357 six-game series; leads the top 10 into second-round clash with the top six qualifiers

2014PBAWesMalott2_small.jpgWes Malott (pictured), United States, averaged 226.17 and toppled 1357 pins to lead the first round of the finals in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Thursday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center. Malott, who is looking to win his 10th career PBA title in Qatar's capital city of Doha, rolled games of 237, 258, 185, 256, 234 and 187 and leads the top 10 players into the second round where they will meet the top six qualifiers, who had a first-round bye. The winner of the Emir Cup 2015 will earn the $25,000 top prize.

China

02/26/15

Brunswick, World Bowling, Chinese Bowling Association launch Chinese Bowling Foundation

Partners develop plan to foster bowling resurgence in China

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgBrunswickLogo_mini.jpgBrunswick Bowling has joined forces with World Bowling, the international governing body of the sport of bowling, and with the Chinese Bowling Association to establish the new Chinese Bowling Foundation (CBF). The Foundation's mission is to more actively promote and publicize the game of bowling throughout the People's Republic of China.

Qatar

02/25/15

Yousif Falah leads a field of 32 players into the finals of the Emir Cup 2015

Bahraini averages 229.58 average for 12 games to pace 82-player field from 20 countries; Mika Koivuniemi, Sean Rash, Martin Larsen crack the top 6 in the last squad; score to make the cut in 24th place is 2451 (204.25 average)

2015EmirCupYousifFalah_small.jpg2014PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgSquad A leader Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain remained unchallenged by the bowlers of Squad C and B Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha en route to win the qualifying and to lead the top 32 players into the finals of the Emir Cup 2015. Falah led a field of 82 players from 20 countries with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for 12 games. Mika Koivuniemi  (r.) of Finland paced the last Squad C with 2651, good for third place overall.

Qatar

02/25/15

Yousif Falah continues to lead in Emir Cup as Squads A & C have completed qualifying

Bahraini leads a combined field of 59 players with 2755 total and a 229.58 average; Squad C leader leader Cherie Tan takes over third place; with B squad yet to bowl the second block the score to make the cut in 24th place is 2385 (198.75)

2015EmirCupYousifFalah_small.jpg2014BWCCherieTan_small.jpgSquad A leader Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain held on to the lead in the Emir Cup 2015 as the players of Squad C have completed the final qualifying block Wednesday morning at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Falah leads a field of 59 players from 17 countries with 2755 total (229.58 avg.). Singapore's Cherie Tan (r.) averaged 205 scratch in the second six-game block to lead Squad C with 2627 total and to take over third place in the overall standings.

Qatar

02/24/15

PBA bowlers dominate B Squad after the first block of qualifying at H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Finn Mika Koivuniemi leads the 53-player field with 1407, an average of 234.50; Squad C and B will complete qualifying Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. AST

2014PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgSeven PBA bowlers from Finland, Sweden Colombia and USA paced a field of 53 players in the first qualifying block of B Squad in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Tuesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Mika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland, a 15-time PBA champion who owns four World Bowling Tour titles and has won two WBT finals (2011 and 2014), posted a 1407 series, an average of 234.50, to position himself atop the leaderboard of the squads (B and C), which have completed six out of 12 qualifying games.

Qatar

02/24/15

It's ladies first in C Squad Block 1 at H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Team USA's Missy Parkin and Singaporeans Cherie Tan, New Hui Fen beat 22 men including four PBA champions to finish 1-3 in the first block of qualifying

201213PBAMissyParkin_small.jpgThree women and 22 men took to the lanes at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha Tuesday morning for their first block of qualifying in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 and when the dust had settled the women were in first, second and third place in the standings. Team USA's Missy Parkin (pictured) knocked down 1356 pins, an average of 226 for six games, and added eight pins handicap each game to lead C squad with 1404 total. Singaporeans Cherie Tan and New Hui Fen were in second and third place with 1349 and 1294, resp.

Qatar

02/23/15

Yousif Falah maintains lead; wins A Squad qualifying at H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Bahraini sets the pace in qualifying with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for twelve games; B and C Squad bowlers will roll their qualifying blocks on Tuesday and Wednesday

2014ABFT07YousifFalah2_small.jpgYousif Falah (pictured) of Bahrain rolled a solid 1277 series Monday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha to maintain a 51-pin lead and to win A Squad qualifying at the H.H. Emir Cup 2015. Falah, who paced the 47-player field after the first block with 1478, finished with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for twelve games to set the pace for squads B and C, who will roll their qualifying blocks on Tuesday and Wednesday. Team USA's Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick were second and third with 2704 and 2553, resp.

Qatar

02/23/15

Bahrain's Yousif Falah takes early lead in H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Falah averages 246.33 in the first six-game block of Squad A to lead a field of 47 players from 11 countries

2014ABFT07YousifFalah2_small.jpg2014EBT19DanielleMcEwan_small.jpgYousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain averaged 246.33 over six games and toppled 1478 pins to take the early lead in the qualifying of the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 as the 47 bowlers of Squad A have completed the first of two six game blocks Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Falah takes a 133-pin lead into the second block on Monday as Team USA member Danielle McEwan (r.) was distant second with 1345 total including eight pins handicap each game.

Egypt

02/10/15

Pavel Sobolev, Maria Bulanova capture the titles in 2nd Hurghada Open

2015HurghadaPavelSobolevMariaBulanova_small.jpgPavel Sobolev of Belarus and Russia's Maria Bulanova (l-r) emerged as champions in the 2nd Hurghada Open International Friendship Bowling Tournament 2015, which concluded Thursday, Feb. 5, with the TV stepladder finals. Sobolev bowled the highest game of the men's TV finals to defeat local favorite Hossam Sobhy, 221-194, to earn the title and the $4,000 top prize. Bulanova topped compatriot Maria Koshel, 190-173, en route to claim the women's title and $2,000.

2015 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.

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