Asian Bowling News Overview

Japan

04/19/15

Registration for Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics - to open April 27

Tournament website to be launched April 20; World Bowling Tour "major" event will be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan; 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar at stake

2015JBCLogo_small.jpg The Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) has announced that the registration for the World Bowling Tour "major" Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics will open on April 27. The richest tournament on the 2015 WBT schedule will be held from July 9th to 12th in in Tokyo and features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar. The men's and women's champion will receive 10 million Yen apiece (approx. $83.145). The World Open website will be launched on Monday, April 20.

Thailand

04/19/15

Malaysians Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Nora Lyana Natasia sweep Thailand Open titles

2015THAOpenNoraLyanaNatasiaMuhdRafiqIsmail_small.jpgMalaysian national team members Muhd Rafiq Ismail and Nora Lyana Natasia swept the men's and women's titles in the 41st MWA Singha Thailand International Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2015 Thursday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok. Ismail (r.) topped compatriot Muhd Nur Aiman in the deciding game, 256-216, to seal the victory worth 300,000 Baht approx. US$9,200. Natasia (l.) topped fellow countrywoman Esther Cheah in the first game, 247-214.

2015 ABF Tour #4

04/18/15

Lee Tak Man (MAC), Korngunya Aree (THA) triumph in ABF Tour Thailand leg

2015ABFT04KorngunyaAreeLeeTakMan2_small.jpgLee Tak Man (right) of Macau and Thailand's Korngunya Aree (left) remained undefeated in the single-elimination matches Friday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok to capture the men's and women's titles in the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg. Lee defeated Sam Cooley of Australia, 225-213, to win his second Asian Bowling Federation Tour title. In an all-Thai women's finale, Aree edged Yanee Saebe, 184-183, for her first Tour victory.

2015 ABF Tour

04/18/15

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.

Japan

04/13/15

Introducing the Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics - in Tokyo, Japan

World Bowling Tour "major" event to be held July 9-12 features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar; men and women bowl in separate divisions for the same amount of prize money using the same format

2015JBCLogo_small.jpg As earlier reported, the Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) has announced that the governing body of the sport in Japan will organize the richest tournament on the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The Bowling World Open - Bowling to the Olympics will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo and features total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar. The Tokyo Bowling Association will host the event, which is sponsored by Round One Corporation.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Malaysia's Natasha Roslan, Muhd Rafiq Ismail sweep gold medals in Girls and Boys Masters

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Natasha Roslan (l.) and Muhd Rafiq Ismail (r.) of Malaysia swept the gold medals in stepladder finals of the Girls and Boys Masters competition, which concluded the 18th Asian Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon in Macau, China. Rosland defeated Emily Rigney of Australia in the decisive game, 244-204, to win her first gold medal. Ismail made quick work of Billy Muhammad Islam defeating the Indonesia in one game, 203-183, to claim his fourth gold medal in the fifth event.

Philippines

03/31/15

Paeng bags 129th Masters crown

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph (March 30, 2015)

20150329PrimaPastaEyeBowlPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) flashed his usual deadly form anew as he ruled the 6th SCTBA Prima Pasta Eye Bowl for his 129th career Masters title last Sunday night. "I'm happy to have been able to hold my own against Philippine team members who are half my age," said the 58-year-old Nepomuceno after he subdued top qualifier Kenneth Chua, 2-0 (236-221, 217-199) in the final match. Nepomuceno earned a shot at Chua by knocking out Paulo Darroca in a one-game shootout, 224-216.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Muhd Rafiq Ismail hopes to win his fourth gold medal in Boys Masters

Malaysian earns the No. 1 one seed for the stepladder finals; Billy Muhammad Islam (INA) and Enzo Hernandez (PHI) meet in the semi-final match starting at 4.10 p.m. CST

2015AYCBoysMastersBlock2Top3_small.jpgMuhd Rafiq Ismail (center) of Malaysia is hoping to win his fourth gold medal in the fifth event at the 18th Asian Youth Championships as he leaped four spots in the second block on long oil to earn the No. 1 seed in the Boys Masters stepladder finals. Ismail, who won the titles in Singles, Doubles and All-Events, finished match play with 3873 total. Enzo Hernandez of the Philippines was second with 3832 and meets Billy Muhammad Islam (3788) of Indonesia in the semi-final match.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Malaysia's Natasha Roslan earns No. 1 seed in Girls Masters stepladder finals

Emily Rigney (AUS) and Futaba Imai (JPN) will square off in the opening match starting at 4.10 p.m. CST

2015AYCGirlsMastersBlock2Top3_small.jpgNatasha Roslan (center) is one win away from winning her first gold medal at the 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China, as the Malaysian earned the No. 1 seed in the stepladder finals of the Girls Masters event. Roslan averaged 218.13 for the second eight-game block on long oil and had a 6-1-1 won-lost-tied match play record to finish atop the leaderboard. Emily Rigney (l.) of Australia and Futaba Imai (r.) of Japan will square off in the semifinal match.

2015 AYC

03/30/15

Seo Hyo Dong, Billy M Islam achieve perfection; roll 300 to lead Boys Masters after Round One

Koreas Seo and Indonesia's Islam average over 240 to lead the top 16 boys in All-Events after the first block on medium oil with 2054 and 2002 totals

2015AYCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSeo Hyo Dong of Korea (center) and Indonesia's Billy Muhammad Islam (l.) both achieved perfection in the first block on medium oil Monday at Macau Bowling Center in Macau, China, to take the lead in Boys Masters match play at the 18th Asian Youth Championships. Seo led the top 16 players in All-Events with 1994 pinfall, an average of 249.25 for eight games, and added 60 bonus pins (10 pins per win) for 2054. Islam was second on 2002 with Enzo Hernandez (r.), Philippines, third on 1958.

2015 AYC

03/30/15

Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block

Australia's Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block Australian averages 223.38 on medium oil and wins six of her eight matches to take a 49-pin lead into Tuesday's second round before the cut to the top 3 for the stepladder finals

2015AYCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg Emily Rigney (center) of Australia averaged 223.38 on the medium pattern and won six of her eight matches Monday morning at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau, China, to take the lead in Girls Masters with 1847 total including 60 bonus pins. The Aussie hold a 49-pin lead heading into the second block on long oil Tuesday. Natasha Roslan (l.) of Malaysia was second with 1798 followed by Lee Yeong Seung (r.) of Korea in third place with 1796.

2015 AYC

03/29/15

Korean girls win third consecutive Asian Youth Championships Team gold

Malaysia overtakes Singapore in last game to secure the silver medal; Byun Sun Min wins another gold medal for Korea in All-Events

2015AYCGirlsKorea2_small.jpgStarting the day in second place, Byun Sun Min, Kim Mi Ae, Jang Ryeon Gyeong and Lee Yeong Seung (pictured) averaged 206.25 over three games on medium oil to comfortably win the third consecutive Team gold at Asian Youth Championships Sunday with 4963 total and an overall average of 206.79. In the battle for silver and bronze, Malaysia overtook Singapore in the last game by 17 pins. Byun Sun Min won another gold medal for Korea in All-Events with 3920 (217.78).

2015 AYC

03/29/15

Singaporean boys capture the coveted Team gold medal at Asian Youth Championships

Korea beats out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin; Muhd Rafiq Ismail (MAS) cruises to victory in All-Events

2015AYCBoysSingapore2_small.jpgThe boys team from Singapore (pictured) bowled a consistently high three-game block on medium oil Sunday to leap one spot and to capture the coveted Team gold medals at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with 5289 total and an average of 220.38. Korea beat out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin, 5164 to 5163. Muhd Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia won his third gold medal in this Championships in All-Events with record 4443 total (246.83).

2015 AYC

03/28/15

Malaysian boys have their sights set on the Team and All-Events titles

Malaysian four-some lead Singapore and Korea heading into the second block on medium oil on Sunday; Muhd Rafiq Ismail widens his lead to 346 pins, practically seals the victory in All-Events

2015AYCBoysMalaysia_small.jpgWith three of six games in the four-player Team event in the books, the Malaysian boys (pictured) have their sights set on the Team and All-Events titles at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau Bowling Center in Macau, China. Christopher Tiong, Muhd Syafiq Sajeli, Qalif Adnor Adam and Muhd Rafiq Ismail averaged 222.25 on long oil Saturday to lead the 14 countries with 2667. Ismail continued hot hand and widened his lead in All-Events to 346 pins.

2015 AYC

03/28/15

Japanese girls take over pole position as Team event reaches the halfway mark

Korea and Malaysia sit in second and third place after three games on long oil at 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships

2015AYCGirlsJapan_small.jpgThe Japanese girls (pictured) rolled games of 816, 859 and 832 on long oil, an average of 208.92, to take over the pole position in the four-player Team event at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau with 2507 total. Seika Fujiwara led the team with 682 and was followed by Manae Kameshima (616), Futaba Imai (605) and Mitsuki Okamoto (604). The girls will return on Sunday for the second block on medium oil, which will also decide the medals in All-Events.

2015 AYC

03/27/15

Strong finish powers Indonesia's Pramanik, Nabila to victory in Girls Doubles

Malaysia's Roslan, Natasia get the silver medal and Australia's Furze, Rigney take bronze

2015AYCGirlsDoublesTop3_small.jpgIndonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Alisha Nabila closed their six-game block on long oil with a big 507 game to capture the gold medal in Girls Doubles at the 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China. The highest game of the event propelled the duo to the top of the leaderboard finishing with 2582 total (215.17 average). Nora Lyana Natasia and Natasha Roslan of Malaysia earned silver with 2541. Emily Rigney and Katey Furze of Australia took bronze with with 2512.

2015 AYC

03/26/15

Malaysia wins third gold medal at Asian Youth Championships in Boys Doubles

Qalif Adnor Adam and Singles champion Rafiq Ismail average 234.50 on their way to the title; Singapore takes the silver medal and the Philippines get the bronze

2015AYCBoysDoublesTop3_small.jpgMalaysia's Qalif Adnor Adam and Muhd Rafiq Ismail averaged record 234.50 over six games on the long lane conditioning pattern on their way to the gold medal in Boys Doubles at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships Thursday in Macau, China. It was the second gold medal for Singles champion Ismail and the third for Malaysia in as many events. Singapore's Javier Tan and Muhammad Jaris Goh tool silver and Enzo Hernandez and Ivan Malig, Philippines, got bronze.

2015 AYC

03/25/15

Nora Lyana Natasia wins second gold medal for Malaysia at AYC in Girls Singles

Joy Yap (SIN) and Alisha Nabila (INA) take silver and bronze

2015AYCGirlsSinglesTop3_small.jpgNora Lyana Natasia (c.) of Malaysia finished with a 210 game to overtake Singapore's Joy Yap (l.) and to win the gold medal in Girls Singles at the 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China, with 1359 pinfall total and an average of 226.50. Yap earned the silver medal with 1344 and Indonesia's Alisha Nabila (r.) took bronze with 1308. Natasia's victory gave Malaysia a sweep of the gold medals in Singles after Muhd Rafiq Ismail won the gold medal in Boys Singles yesterday.

2015 AYC

03/24/15

Rafiq Ismail captures first gold medal at Asian Youth Championships in record-setting style

Malaysian shoots 845 for three games and 1615 for six games, an average of 269.17 to cruise to the title in Boys Singles; Enzo Hernandez (PHI) shoots the first 300 game of the Championships

2015AYCBoysSinglesTop3_small.jpg Muhd Rafiq Ismail (c.) of Malaysia set two championships records on his 19th birthday en route win the gold medal in Boys Singles at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships Tuesday, March 24, at Macau Bowling Center in Macau, China. Ismail led the 58-player field with 1615 six-game total and an average of 269.17. Fellow lafties Enzo Hernandez (l.), Philippines, and Javier Tan (r.) of Singapore took the silver and bronze medals with 1480 and 1433, respectively.

2014 ABT Tour TOC

03/17/15

Yousif Falah, Chan Shuk Han emerge as 2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

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Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain and Hong Kong's Chan Shuk Han (r.) won the 2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions Tuesday afternoon at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. In the men's title match, Falah defeated Yannaphon Larp-apharat of Thailand, 187-155, to claim the title and the $20,000 top prize. On the women's side, Chan topped Wendy Chai of Malaysia, 221-183, to earn her second title and the $10,000 first place check.

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