Asian Bowling News Overview

2014 ABF Tour #6

06/23/14

Sharon Limansantoso, Yeri Ramadona sweep the titles for Indonesia in ABFT Macau leg

2014ABFT06YeriRamadonaSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgIndonesian bowlers Sharon Limansantoso and Yeri Ramadona swept the women's and men's title in the 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Macau leg Monday at COTAI bowling center in Macau, China. Limansantoso (r.) improved on a second-place finish in the Hong Kong leg last week with a 248-201 victory against Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong. Ramadona (l.) captured his second career ABF Tour title defeating local favorite def. Lee Tak Man, Macau, by five pins, 226-221.

2014 ABF Tour

06/23/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists 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 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 2014 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions in Kuwait.

Macau

06/22/14

Sasaki, Limansantoso win 2014 Macau International Open from No. 1 seed

2014MacauOpenSharonLimansantosoTomoyukiSasaki_small.jpgTop-seeded Tomoyuki Sasaki (r.) of Japan and Indonesia's Sharon Limansantoso (l.)  emerged as men's and women's Open Masters champions in the 2014 Macau International Open Sunday at COTAI bowling center in Macau, China. Sasaki topped No. 5 seed, Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 193-191, to capture the 70,000 Macau pataca (MOP$) top prize. Limansantoso flew past Chinese Taipei spinner Wang Ya-Ting, 257-180, to win the women's title and MOP$40,000.

2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #5

06/17/14

Putty Armein, Eric Tseng end ABF Tour title drought in Hong Kong

2014ABFT05EricTsengPuttyArmein_small.jpgIndonesia's Putty Armein and Eric Tseng remained unbeaten in the single-elimination finals of the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg en route to win the women's and men's title Monday at the SCAA bowling center. Armein defeated her fellow national team member Sharon Limansantoso, 199-190, to win her first title since the 2010 ABF Tour Macau leg. Tseng ended a five-year drought with a 233-226 victory in the men's title match against fellow Hong Kong national team member Wu Siu Hong.

Hong Kong

06/16/14

Victoria Chin, Hussain Al-Suwaidi capture the titles in 40th Hong Kong International Open

Top-seeded Chin wins women's title match against Sharon Limansantoso; Al-Suwaidi defeats top-seeded Yeri Ramadona twice to win the men's title

2014HKGOpenVictoriaChin2_small.jpg2014HKGOpenHussainAlSuwaidi2_small.jpgVictoria Chin of Malaysia and UAE's Hussain Al-Suwaidi captured the Hong Kong Open Masters titles. In the women's title match, top-seeded Chin defeated No. 2 Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia, 213-209, to seal the victory worth 26,000 HKD. Al-Suwaidi, seeded third, won the first game against top-seeded Yeri Ramadona, 188-162, and then flew past the Indonesian in the decider, 232-168, to win the men's title and 55,000 HKD.

Japan

06/10/14

Japan Bowling Congress reacts to PBA announcement to host international events in Japan

2014PBAJapanRegionalLogo_small.jpg 2015JBCLogo_small.jpgAs earlier reported, the PBA and Japan Bowling Promotions have jointly announced the first PBA International Regional program, which will culminate in the Japan World Challenge in January, 2015. The Japan Bowling Congress, the governing body of the sport in Japan, has informed Bowlingdigital.com that the PBA announcement conveyed the false impression that international bowlers can participate in these events.

Singapore

06/07/14

Malaysia's Sin Li Jane averages over 240 to win back-to-back women's titles in Singapore Open

Vincent Lim claims men's title for host country Singapore from top seed

2014SINWomenTop3_small.jpgSin Li Jane of Malaysia and Singapore's Vincent Lim won the women's and men's titles in the 47th Singapore International Open Saturday at Orchid Bowl in Singapore. Li Jane (center) averaged over 240 for three games en route to successfully defend her title from 2013. The Malaysian national team member defeated top seeded Shayna Ng, Singapore, twice to win the title, 258-235 and 223-221.Top seeded Lim topped Ahmad Muaz, Malaysia, 207-175, to win his first career international title.

Singapore

06/06/14

Enrico Hernandez, New Hui Fen pace qualifying of the 47th Singapore International Open

44 men and 30 women advance to Masters finals starting Friday at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club in Singapore

2014SINEnricoHernandez_small.jpg2014SINNewHuiFen_small.jpgFilipino Enrico Lorenzo Hernandez (l.) and New Hui Fen (r.) of Singapore paced the men's and women's qualifying of the 47th Singapore International Open, which concluded Thursday night at Orchid Bowl in Singapore. 44 men and 30 women including defending champions Adrian Ang and Sin Li Jane of Malaysia advanced to the finals starting on Friday. The top 4 men and 3 women of the Local and Overseas Pool received one bye.

Japan

05/22/14

Teshima, Mukotani emerge as NHK Cup 48th Japan All-Star Invitational Championships winners

JFE Chiba River Lanes in Chiba-Shi, Chiba-Ken (May 9-11, 2014)

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Former Japan national team member Daichi Teshima (pictured left) of Nagasaki and Misaki Mukotani (right) of Chiba emerged as men's and women's champion in the live TV championship matches of the NHK Cup 48th Japan All-Star Invitational Championships to earn Japan's most prestigious individual bowling titles. It was the first victory in the Japan All-Star Championships for Teshima and the second for current national team member Mukotani after winning in 2010.

2014 ABF Tour #4

05/02/14

Mohamed Al Saud captures his second Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in Egypt

2014ABFT04MohamedAlSaud_small.jpg Mohamed Al Saud (pictured) captured his second career Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour title in the 2014 Tour's Egypt leg Thursday at the International Bowling Center in Cairo. In the title match, the Saudi Arabian Prince defeated defending champion Ayman Hashem, Egypt, 215-182, to seal his second victory after winning the 2013 stop in the UAE. The ABF Tour will takes a six-week break before heading to East Asia for a double-header in Hong Kong (June 16) and Macau (June 23).

Egypt

05/01/14

Mohamed Janahi, Mennat Soltan take different routes to the title in 16th Sinai Open

Top-seeded Janahi wins men's title by one pin over Mustafa Al Mousawi; third-seeded Soltan wins three consecutive matches to earn the women's title

2014SinaiMohamedJanahiMennatSoltan_small.jpg Mohamed Janahi of Bahrain (l.) and Egypt's Mennat Soltan (r.) won the men's and women's stepladder finals to claim the titles in the 16th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament in Cairo, Egypt. Janahi, the men's No. 1 seed, captured his first major international title with a narrow victory over Mustafa Al Mousawi defeating the 15-year-old Kuwaiti, 226-225. On the women's side, third-seeded Mennat Soltan won three consecutive matches to claim her second Sinai Open title after 2010.

2014 ABF Tour #3

04/19/14

Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Shaik Abdul Hameed win their first ABF Tour title in Thailand

2014ABFT03ShaikAbdulHameedKritsanakornSangaroon_small.jpg Shaik Abdul Hameed of India and Thailand's Kritsanakorn Sangaroon (l-r) claimed their first career ABF Tour title in the 2014 Tour's Thailand leg Thursday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok, Thailand. Hameed, who survived a roll-off in the opening round, flew past Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, in the men's title match, 242-183. 19-year-old Kritsanakorn defeated Benchawan Poungthong in an all-Thai affair, 223-183, to seal the victory in the women's division.

Thailand

04/17/14

Kim Bolleby, Angkana Netrviseth victorious in 40th MWA Thailand International Open

2014EBT04KimBolleby_small.jpg2012ABFTToCAngkanaNetrviseth_small.jpgKim Bolleby (l) of Sweden and Thailand's Angkana Netrviseth (r.) won the men's and women's Open Masters titles at the 40th MWA Thailand International Open in Bangkok Wednesday. Bolleby defeated Vincent Lim of Singapore in the deciding game, 244-222, to capture the 300,000 Baht (approx. US$9,300) top prize. Netrviseth topped compatriot Benchawan Poungthong, 205-193, to win the first women's title for Thailand in the tournament history.

Japan

03/25/14

Daisuke Yoshida three-peats as Men's Masters champion 52nd All Japan Bowling Championships

Misaki Mukotani wins Women's Masters title for the third time in her career; Aichi prefecture wins fifth consecutive Men's MEXT Cup; Chiba women bring home MEXT Cup for the second time

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Japan National Team members Daisuke Yoshida (l.) from Aichi prefecture and Misaki Mukotani (r.) of Chiba captured the coveted men's and women's Masters titles in the MEXT Cup All Japan Bowling Championships. The 52nd edition of the prestigious event was held from March 12-15 at Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa-Shi, Aichi-Ken, the biggest bowling center in the world with 116 lanes on one floor. The Championships drew 531 bowlers, 317 men and 214 women, from 46 associations.

2013 ABF Tour

03/17/14

Surasak Manuwong, Sharon Limansantoso finish 2013 ABF Tour with victory in TOC

ABFTourLogo_small.jpgSurasak Manuwong of Thailand and Indonesia's Sharon Limansantoso finished the 2013 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in the Tournament of Champions Monday in Kuwait. In the men's title match, Manuwong posted the highest game of the day to defeat Wicky Yeung of Hong Kong, 226-191. Limansantoso captured her second women's crown after 2010 by defeating Hong Kong's Milki Ng, 199-178. Manuwong pocketed the US$20,000 top prize. Limansantoso received $10,000.

2013 ABF Tour

03/17/14

2013 ABF Tour - Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2013 ABF Tour consisted of nine legs, five in the Middle East with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earned ranking points based on how they finished in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2013 season qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 16-17, 2014 in Kuwait.


ABF Tour

03/16/14

Putty Armein, Hussain Al-Suwaidi earn No. 1 seeds for 2013 ABF Tour TOC finals

Men's and women's field is down to the top 8 players who will determine the champions in single-elimination bracket finals on Monday

2013WCPuttyArmein_small.jpg2013WCHussainAlSuwaidi_small.jpgIndonesia's Putty Armein (l.) and Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, finished atop the women's and men's qualifying leaderboard to earn the No. 1 seeds for the single-elimination bracket finals of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Tournament of Champions Monday at Cozmo bowling center in Salmiya, Kuwait. Monday's finals feature one-game matches. The men's champion receives the US$20,000 top prize while the women's champion gets US$10,000.

2014 ABF Tour #2

03/16/14

Mahmood Al-Attar wins his first Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in Kuwait

2014ABFT02MahmoodAlAttar_small.jpg UAE national team member Mahmood Al-Attar defeated local favorite Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait, 217-184, to claim his first career Asian Bowling Federation Tour title Saturday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait. The top 16 Asian bowlers in the 11th Kuwait International Open 2014 qualified for the second leg of the 2014 ABF Tour. In the title match, 23-year-old Al-Attar, who won the 2013 Dubai Open, pulled away with a four-bagger in frames 2-5 and never looked back.

2014 World Bowling Tour #9

03/14/14

Thomas Larsen wins his second PBA title in 11th Kuwait International Open 2014

Top-seeded Larsen defeats England's Dom Barrett in the title match to claim the $25,000 top prize; Shannon O'Keefe (USA) captures the women's title; Aseel Al-Roomi (KUW) takes revenge in Youth final

2014KuwaitOpenThomasLarsen3_small.jpgDenmark's Thomas Larsen (pictured) defeated Dominic Barrett of England, 208-205, to win his second PBA International title in three months in the 11th Kuwait International Open Friday at Cozmo Bowling Center. The top qualifier sealed the victory in the first game of the championship match after Barrett suffered a split in the ninth frame which resulted in an open. Larsen, whose previous PBA title came in the 1st Abu Dhabi WBT in December 2013, received the $25,000 first prize.

Kuwait

03/13/14

It's down to 15 in 11th Kuwait International Open 2014

2014KuwaitOpenStuartWilliams_small.jpgFifteen players remained in the hunt for the title and the $25,000 top prize in the 11th Kuwait International Open 2014 heading into the final day at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait. In three six-game rounds on Thursday, the field was trimmed from 31 to eight players, who will meet the top seven qualifiers in Round Five on Friday. PBA champion Stuart Williams (pictured), the first player from England to win a PBA Tour title, led the top eight players into Friday's Round 5 with 1436 and an average of 239.33.

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