Asian Bowling News Overview

2014 ABF Tour #9


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


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


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


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.

Saudi Arabia


Chris Barnes wins Day 2 Shootout and $5,000 in 8th Kingdom International Open

Day 1 Shootout delayed til Dec. 2nd due to the late ending of the qualifying squads; Craig Nidiffer (USA) leads the qualifying for the main event after 12 of 18 games with 2826 (235.50 average)

2014KIODay2Top4_small.jpg Chris Barnes, United States, defeated Bader Al Shaikh of Saudi Arabia, 223-181, to win the Day 2 Shootout in the 8th Kingdom International Open Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Barnes received $5,000 for his win, while Al Shaikh pocketed $3,500. Day 1 Shootout hasn't been played yet due to late ending of the three qualifying squads. Day 1 leader Craig Nidiffer, United States, also leads the qualifying for the main event after 12 of 18 games with 2826 (235.50).



Just like old times for Paeng

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2014NoblelandCupPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, flashed his old deadly form to capture the Mixed Senior Masters and Mixed Open Masters titles in the 1st Nobleland Open Bowling Cup championships last Sunday at the E-Lanes Center in San Juan City. In addition to his two major crowns (his 127th & 128th career masters titles), the 57-year-old Nepomuceno, who holds the distinction of being the only four-time winner of the prestigious QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, also won the Mixed Open Singles event.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2


Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenTop3_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra (c.) defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung (l.), 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).



Choi Tae Seung earns No. 1 seed for the finals of the It's Daejeon Tournament

Fifth-seeded Canadian Dan MacLelland must defeat two Korean men and two women in Saturday's TV Finals for his first PBA title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Korea's Choi Tae Seung averaged 237.38 in the second round of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament, a World Bowling Tour event, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday's TV Finals at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. Tae Seung, who had games of 180, 249, 232, 234, 278, 257, 245 and 224 on Friday, added the field-best 1899 series to the 1637 first-round pinfall to jump from 34th to first place with 3536 total and an average of 221.



Jang Dong Chul leads Open Division after Round 1 at It's Daejeon Tournament

Koreans dominate leaderboard after the first of two eight-game blocks before the cut to the top 5 for Saturday's TV Finals; Cherie Tan (SIN) and Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) to bowl for the Women's Division title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Jang Dong Chul averaged 226.75 Wednesday at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea, to lead the Open Division of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 after the first eight game round. The top 5 after the second round on Friday will advance to Saturday's TV Finals. Cherie Tan of Singapore and Korea's Sung Gyeong Eun will bowl for the women's title after finishing 1, 2 in the final 9-game round.



Korea's Choi Yong Kyu leads Open Division qualifying in It's Daejeon International Open

Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) finishes atop the Women's leaderboard; all twelve international bowlers advance to the main event Nov. 20-22

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpgKorea's Choi Yong Kyu and Sung Gyeong Eun topped the leader boards in the Open and Women's Division as the qualifying of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 came to an end Tuesday night at Daejeon World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea. Choi led the 151 players in the Open Division, 145 Koreans and six bowlers from Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and United States, with 2213 nine-game total and an average of 245.89. The event is a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour.

2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #8


Sharon Limansantoso, Mike Chan victorious in ABF Tour Indonesia leg

Indonesia's Limansantoso uses her second victory this season to win the 2014 women's point ranking; Hong Kong's Chan earns his first career title on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour

2014ABFT08MikeChanSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgSharon Limansantoso (r.) of Indonesia and Hong Kong's Mike Chan (l.) of Hong Kong captured the titles in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour's Indonesia leg Monday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta. Limansantoso topped her fellow Indonesian national squad member Nadia Pramanik in the women's title match, 202-163. Chan survived a low-scoring encounter against Sonny Njoto, Indonesia, 183-181, to win his first career title on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour.



Top-seeded Bernice Lim, Jeong Tae Hwa win 12th Indonesia Open in decisive second game

Top 16 Asian men and women advance to Monday's Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg

200910PBAJeongTaeHwa_small.jpg2014INAOpenBerniceLim2_small.jpgTournament leaders Bernice Lim (l.) of Singapore and Jeong Tae Hwa (r.) of Korea had the advantage of having to lose two games to suffer defeat and both managed to seal victory in the 12th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship with the second game. Lim defeated Alisha Iman Cheong of Malaysia 248-245, to claim the women's title. Hwa topped Cheong's teammate Adrian Ang, 245-214, for the men's title.



Host prefecture Nagasaki leads Bowling Point Ranking at 69th National Sports Festival

Nagasaki also receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo defends the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader


The bowling team of the host prefecture of Nagasaki (pictured) led both the overall and the women's point standings in the bowling competition of the 69th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Oct. 13-16 at Nagasaki Lucky Bowl in Nagasaki, Japan. At the conclusion of the 2014 Festival, the Emperor's Cup for the overall point leader of all sports went to Nagasaki, while Tokyo defended the Empress' Cup for the prefecture with most points in the women's division.

2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #7


Yousif Falah wins his second career ABF Tour title in Dubai

2014ABFT07YousifFalahShakerAlHassan_small.jpgYousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain flew past Shaker Al Hassan (r.), UAE, 246-168, to claim his second career title on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Wednesday at Dubai Bowling Center in Dubai, UAE. Falah, who won his first ABFT title in the 2012 Egypt leg, threw nine strikes in a clean game, while Al-Hassan suffered three open frames, to put the match away well before the final frame. The ABF Tour moves to Jakarta for the Indonesia leg on October 27.

2014 Asian Games


Park Jong Woo concludes Asian Games bowling competition with victory in Men's Masters

Wu Siu Hong earns the silver medal, Shaker Al-Hassan takes the bronze

2014AsianGamesParkJongWoo4_small.jpg2014AsianGamesWuSiuHong4_small.jpgPark Jong Woo (l.) of Korea, who started the day in seventh place, topped Wu Siu Hong (r.) of Hong Kong by six pins, 407-401, to claim his third gold medal of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in Men's Masters. The All-Events and Team gold medalist, averaged 216,13 and won six of his eight matches on long oil earlier today en route to leap six spots and to take the top seed for the three-player stepladder finals.

2014 Asian Games


Lee Na Young wins fourth gold medal at Asian Games in Women's Masters

Wang Ya Ting earns the silver medal, Son Yun Hee takes the bronze

2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoung5_small.jpg2014AsianGamesWangYaTing_small.jpgLee Na Young (l.) of Korea defeated Wang Ya Ting (r.) of Chinese Taipei, in the title match of the Women's Masters stepladder finals, 477-437, to win her fourth gold medal in the 17th Asian Games bowling competition Thursday at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium. Lee, who has won gold in Trios, Team and All-Events, took a 21-pin after the first game in the two-games-total-pins format, 223-202, and cruised to victory with a 254-235 strikefest.

2014 Asian Games


Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Wang Ya Ting to bowl for the medals in Women's Masters


Lee Na Young (center) and Son Yun Hee (left) from the host country Korea and Chinese Taipeis's Wang Ya Ting (right) will bowl for gold, silver and bronze in Asian Games Women's Masters later this afternoon at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium, in Incheon, Korea. Son and Wang will square off in the semifinal match starting at 3.30 p.m. Korean Time. The winner of the one-game match will bowl Lee for the title with the two-game total determining the winner.

2014 Asian Games


Korea's Son Yun Hee, Lee Na Young lead in Women's Masters after 8 games on short oil

Sin Li Jane (MAS) sits in third place heading into Thursday's second block on long oil before the cut to the top 3 for the stepladder finals

2014AsianGamesWomenMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgMultiple World and Asian champions Son Yun Hee (c.) and Lee Na Young (l.) of Korea took the lead in Women's Masters at the 17th Asian Games bowling competition after the first eight-game block on short oil on Wednesday. Son toppled 1671 pins, an average of 208.88, and compiled a 4-4 won-lost record to lead the field of 16 women from 10 countries with 1711 total pins. Lee was second on 1647 with Malaysia's Sin Li Jane (r.) in third on 1672.

2014 Asian Games


Wu Siu Hong sets the pace in Men's Masters in Block 1 on short oil at 17th Asian Games

Hong Kong bowler leads Hussain Al-Suwaidi (UAE) and Du Jianchao (CHN) by 10 and 39 pins

2014AsianGamesMenMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (c.) of Hong Kong took the lead in Men's Masters at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, after the first of two eight-game blocks on Wednesday. Siu Hong averaged 213.63 on short oil and won five of his eight matches and tied one to lead the field of 16 players from nine countries with 1764 total including 55 bonus pins. Hussain Al-Suwaidi (l.), United Arab Emirates, was second with 1754 and Du Jianchao (r.), China, third with 1725.

2014 Asian Games


Korean men defend Team title at 17th Asian Games

As in the 2010 Asian Games, Malaysia takes silver and Hong Kong gets bronze; Korea's Park Jong Woo captures gold medal in All-Events, silver and bronze for Yannaphon Larp-apharat (THA) and Kang Hee Won (KOR)

2014AsianGamesMenTeamKorea3_small.jpg2014AsianGamesParkJongWoo3_small.jpgThe Men's Team event at the 17th Asian Games had exactly the same medalists as four years ago as Korea successfully defended the title and Malaysia and Hong Kong retained silver and bronze. Park Jong Woo, Choi Bok Eum, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Kyung Min, Hong Hae Sol and Kang Hee Won (l.) cruised to the gold medal with 6228 (207.60 ave.). Park (right) won gold in All-Events with 5047 (210.29).

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