Asian Bowling News Overview

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.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Birgit Pöppler earn the No. 1 seeds for Sunday's Bowling World Open TV Finals

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpg2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgQualifying leaders Dom Barrett (l.) of England and Birgit Pöppler (r.) of Germany refused to fall in the semi-final round Saturday evening at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the TV Finals of the Bowling World Open. The finals will be conducted on Sunday, July 12, in a special six-lane bowling arena installed in an exhibition hall at Makuhari-Messe, a convention center outside Tokyo.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Birgit Pöppler averages 236 to win women's qualifying at Bowling World Open

Germany leads the top 33 players representing 16 countries into to the semi-finals scheduled to start at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpgGerman national team member Birgit Pöppler (pictured) averaged 236 for five games to win the women's qualifying at the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday afternoon at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, and to lead the top 33 into the semi-finals this evening at 8 p.m. Pöppler, the 2012 European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader, rolled games of 250, 213, 278, 227 and 212 on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern to finish atop the 110-player leaderboard with 1180 pinfall total.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Bill O'Neill shoot 300 to lead men's qualifying at Bowling World Open

33 bowlers from 14 countries advance to the semi-finals starting this evening at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgPBA champions Dominic Barrett (pictured) of England and Bill O'Neill, United States, rolled 300 games in the qualifying of the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to lead the top 33 men into the semi-finals. Barrett started the five game round on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern with the tournament's first 300 game by a man and added games of 225, 201, 259 and 288 to pace the 110-player field from 52 countries with 1273 (254.60 average).

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/10/15

Jo Namyi, Lee Nahyun win international preliminaries at Bowling World Open

Koreans lead the top 20 men and 20 women into the main event which starts Saturday morning at Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan

2015WBONamyiJo_small.jpg2015WBOLeeNahyun_small.jpgKorea's Jo Namyi (l.) and Lee Nahyun (r.) paced the international preliminaries at the Bowling World Open to lead the top 20 into the main event Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The preliminaries drew 427 bowlers. 20 Japanese men and women, 13 Korean men, five PBAers and two Malaysians and 10 Korean women, six Singaporeans, two Malaysians, one Swede and one U.S. woman will join the exempt bowlers in qualifying.

Japan

07/09/15

Korean bowlers dominate international preliminaries on opening day at World Bowling Open

Lee Youngjun leads men's division after 6/10 squads with 746; Lee Nahyun leads women's field with 760, including one of four 300 games by a woman

2015BWOKoreanWomenNationalTeam_small.jpgThe preliminaries of the inaugural World Bowling Open got underway on Thursday, July 9, with the first six out of 10 squads at Shinagawa Prince Hotel and Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The Korean bowlers dominated the opening day with Lee Youngjun and Lee Nahyun leading the 62 men and 42 women in the international pool with 746 and 760 three-game totals, respectively. The top 19 international men and women and the top 20 Japanese men and women will advance to the main event.

2015 WBT #13

07/08/15

World Bowling Tour commences with inaugural Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan

WBT "major" tournament offers 48 million Yen (currently 391,700 USD); Bowlingdigital presents a list of invited players who will be seeded in the main event

2015WBOPoster_small.jpg Japan's capital city of Tokyo will be the center of the bowling world July 9-12, when many of the best bowlers in the world, men and women, will compete in the inaugural Bowling World Open for total prize fund of 48 million Japanese Yen, currently 391,700 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $81,600) going to the men's and women's champion. The BWO is the 13th event on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Bowlingdigital presents the latest list of the invited players who will be automatically seeded into the main event.

2015 ABF Tour #6

06/23/15

Michael Mak, Veronica De Souza unstoppable in ABF Tour Macau leg

2015ABFT06MichaelMakVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg Hong Kong's Michael Mak (l.) and local favorite Veronica De Souza (r.) posted big games in the finals of the 2015 ABF Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday in Macau, China. Mak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma, with the front five strikes and finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory. De Souza threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

2015 ABF Tour

06/23/15

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.

Macau

06/22/15

One proves to be the lucky number in Macau China International Open

Defending men's champion Tomoyuki Sasaki (Japan) and Lee Young Seung (Korea) win the open division titles from No. 1 seed; it marks the seventh consecutive win for the men's No. 1 and the sixth out of seven for the women's No. 1

2015MacauOpenLeeYoungSeungTomoyukiSasaki2_small.jpgThe number 1 again proved to be the lucky number in the Macau China International Open as both, Tomoyuki Sasaki (r.) of Japan and and Korea's Lee Young Seung (l.) won the seventh edition of the event from No. 1 seed Monday at COTAI bowling center. Defending men's champion Sasaki fired a huge game to defeat Korea's Baek Jong Yun, 279-224, to win his second consecutive title in Macau and the 70,000 Macau pataca top prize (approx. US$8,760).

Macau, China

06/21/15

Wu Siu Hong, Tracy See lead by 39 pins after the first round of the finals in Macau

Hong Kong's Siu Hong averages 247.67 to pace the men's division; Singapore's See leads the women with 232.67 average; players return Monday for the second block before the cut to the top 6 for the stepladder finals

2015MacauOpenWuSiuHong_small.jpg2015MacauOpenTracySee.jpgHong Kong bowler Wu Siu Hong (l.) and Singapore's Tracy See (r.) took a 39-pin lead after the first round of the finals in the men's and women's open division in the 2015 Macau China International Open Sunday at COTAI Bowling Center. Siu Hong averaged 247.67 over six games to lead the 40 men with 1486. See averaged 232.67 to pace the 30 women with 1396. All players will return Monday for the second block before the cut to the top 6 for the finals.

Macau, China

06/20/15

Korea's Hwang Sung Hyun, Lee Young Seung win qualifying in 2015 Macau International Open

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Korea's Hwang Sung Hyun and Lee Young Seung (r-l) finished the qualifying in the 2015 Macau China International Open atop the men's and women's open division leaderboard to lead 40 men and 30 women into the finals Sunday and Monday at COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China. Hwang posted three-game series of 791 and 772 to lead the men's overseas pool with 1563 total (260.50 average). Lee was the lone woman who bowled two series over 700 to win the qualifying with 1471 (245.17).

2015 SEA Games

06/14/15

Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Jazreel Tan conclude 28th SEA Games with victory in Masters

Muhd Rafiq Ismail (MAS) and Daphne Tan earn the silver medal; Adrian Ang (MAS) and sixth-place Tannya Roumimper (INA; by SEA Games rule) get bronze

2015SEAGYannaphonLarpapharat4_small.jpg2015SEAGJazreelTan4_small.jpgYannaphon Larp-apharat (l.) of Thailand and Singapore's Jazreel Tan (r.) captured the gold medals in the men's and women's Masters finals in the 28th Southeast Asian Games which concluded the bowling competition of the Games Sunday afternoon at Orchid Bowl in Singapore. In the title match, Larp-apharat defeated No. 1 seed Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 414-381, while Jazreel flew past compatriot Daphne Tan, 516-353.

2015 SEA Games

06/13/15

Jazreel Tan, Muhd Rafiq Ismail set the pace in SEA Games Masters after first block

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2015SEAGMastersMenBlock1Top3_small.jpgThree-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Muhd Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia and three-time runner-up Jazreel Tan from the host country Singapore paced the men's and women's Masters competition of the 28th edition of the SEA Games after the first block on medium oil Saturday at Orchid Bowl. The top 3 after 16 games will advance to the stepladder finals.

2015 SEA Games

06/12/15

Malaysia sweeps the titles in men's and women's Team event at 28th SEA Games

Malaysia earns gold medals No. 4 and 5 to take the lead in the medal tally; Ryan Lalisang (INA), Jazreel Tan (SIN) finish atop the All-Events standings to lead the top 16 men and women into the Masters

2015SEAGTeamMalaysia_small.jpgThe Malaysian men and women (pictured) swept the Team titles Friday at Orchid Bowl in Singapore to earn gold medals No. 4 and 5 en route to take the lead in the overall medal tally at the 28th Southeast Asian Games bowling competition. The men toppled 6238 pins, an average of 207.93, to beat out Indonesia for the gold medal by 172 pins. The women chalked up 6067 (202.23) to lead reigning Asian Games Team champion Singapore after six games by 55 pins.

2015 SEA Games

06/11/15

Singapore, Malaysia win their third gold medal at 28th SEA Games in Trios event

Singapore's Shayna Ng and Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang lead in All-Events which serves as qualifier for the Masters

2015SEAGCherieTanShaynaNgBerniceLim_small.jpg2015SEAGTimmyTanAhmadMuazMuhdRafiqIsmail_small.jpg For the third event in the row, Singapore and Malaysia shared the gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games bowling competition. Singapore's Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Bernice Lim (l.) averaged 220.17 to win the women's Trios title, while Timmy Tan, Ahmad Muaz and Muhd Rafiq Ismail (r.) of Malaysia captured the men's gold averaging 205.61.

2015 SEA Games

06/10/15

Malaysia, Singapore win second gold medal in Doubles at 28th SEA Games

Bowling on the medium lane conditioning pattern, Sin Li Jane, Esther Cheah cruise to the women's title with brothers Howard and Keith Saw taking the men's title

2015SEAGKeithSawHowardSaw_small.jpg2015SEAGEstherCheahSinLiJane_small.jpgAfter sharing the gold medals in Singles at the 28th SEA Games, the host country Singapore and its neighboring country Malaysia also shared the gold medals in Doubles Tuesday at Orchid Bowl. Malaysia's Sin Li Jane and Esther Cheah (l.) led the women's field with 2651, while brothers Howard and Keith Saw of Singapore (r.) paced the men with 2653.

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