Asian Bowling News Overview

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.

2014 ABF Tour TOC

03/17/15

Indonesia's Lalisang, Limansantoso lead top 8 men and women into quarterfinals

Players to determine the champions in Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals

2015AsCRyanLalisang2_small.jpg 2014AsianGamesSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) and defending women's champion Sharon Limansantoso (r.) topped men's and women's Round One of the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions to lead the top eight players into Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. The single-elimination bracket finals feature one-game matches. The men's champion will receive the US$20,000 top prize while the women's champion will walk away with US$10,000.

2015 ABF Tour #3

03/15/15

Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang posts big numbers to win ABF Tour Kuwait leg

2015ABFT03RyanLalisang_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia posted big numbers on his way to the title in the ABF Tour Kuwait leg Sunday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait. Lalisang ousted Ayad Al-Ameeri of Kuwait in the opening round, 222-172, and went on to defeat Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar in the quarterfinal, 258-240, and Mohammed Janahi of Bahrain in the semifinal, 220-186. In the championship match, Lalisang flew past Aseel Al-Roomi of Kuwait to wrap up the title, 267-179.

2015 ABF Tour

03/15/15

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.

Kuwait

03/14/15

American Brad Angelo wins 12th Kuwait International Open from top seed

2015KuwaitOpenBradAngelo_small.jpg2015KuwaitOpenTommyJones_small.jpgBrad Angelo (l.), United States, used a seven bagger to defeat compatriot Tommy Jones (r.), in the championship match of the 12th Kuwait International Open, 257-191, to win the title and the $25,000 top prize, Saturday in Salmiya City, Kuwait. Jones received $12,000 for second place. DJ Archer, USA, got $8,000 for third place, Michael Mak of Hong Kong took $6,000 for fourth place, and Finnish-American Mika Koivuniemi pocketed $5,000 for fifth place.

Kuwait

03/13/15

John Szczerbinski wins qualifying in 12th Kuwait International Open

American averages 223.20 over 15 games to lead the top 34 players plus four Kuwaitis into the finals on Friday and Saturday; score to make the cut in 34th place is 3035 (202.33 average)

2014PBAJohnSzczerbinski_small.jpgJohn Szczerbinski (pictured), United States, rolled an 1120 series (224 average) Thursday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, en route to win the qualifying of the 12th Kuwait International Open 2015 and to lead the top 34 players plus four Kuwaitis into the finals on Friday and Saturday. Szczerbinski, who had games of 188, 243, 258, 235 and 196 in the third five-game block, totaled 3348 pins, an average of 223.20 for 15 games, to pace the field of 100 players from 19 countries.

Kuwait

03/12/15

UAE's Shaker Al-Hassan moves to the top in 12th Kuwait International Open

B Squad bowlers dominate the standings after two of three qualifying blocks; Al-Hassan and John Szczerbinski (USA) achieve perfection; score to make the cut in 34th place is 2012 (201.20 average)

2014AsianGamesShakerAlHassan_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan (pictured) of the United Arab Emirates averaged 235 on the second day of qualifying to pace Squad B and to take the overall lead in the 12th Kuwait International Open 2015 with 2247 total and an average of 224.70 for ten games. Al-Hassan, who won the 12th Kingdom of Bahrain Bowling Championship last year, started the second of three qualifying blocks Wednesday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, with the tournament's first 300 game and added games 222, 237, 183 and 233 for an 1175 block.

Kuwait

03/11/15

American DJ Archer takes first-round lead in 12th Kuwait International Open 2015

PBA champion leads 100-players field from 19 countries after the first of three qualifying blocks with 1217 and an average of 243.40

2014PBADJArcher2_small.jpg2014PBADominicBarrett_small.jpg One-time PBA champion DJ Archer (l.), United States, averaged 243.40 in the first of three qualifying blocks at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, to take the lead in the 12th Kuwait International Open 2015 with 1217 five-game total.Last year's runner-up Dom Barrett of England (r.), who owns 10 European Bowling Tour and four PBA titles, paced Squad D with 1188, an average of 237.60, to move into second place.

Kuwait

03/10/15

Starting on Tuesday: 12th Kuwait International Open 2015

Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait (March 10-14, 2015)

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The Kuwait International Open 2015 will be held from March 10-14 at Cozmo Bowling Center, a 16-laner in Salmiya City, Kuwait. Players compete for total prize money of US$130,500 with $25,000 going to winner. Opposite to the last four years, the 12th edition of the event is not included in the World Bowling Tour and therefore the winner will not be credited with a PBA title. The tournament serves as the qualifying event for the ABF Tour Kuwait leg, which will be held at the same bowling center on March 15.

2015 ABF Tour #2

03/08/15

Kuwait's Yaqoub Al-Shatti claims his first victory on the ABF Tour in Bahrain leg

2015ABFT02YaqoubAlShatti2_small.jpgKuwait's Yaqoub Al-Shatti (pictured) captured his first title on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour by defeating Hussain Al Suwaidi, UAE, in a high-scoring title match, 265-247, Sunday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. Al-Shatti finished the 13th Bahrain International Championship in 53rd place to qualify for the Bahrain leg. In the semi-finals, Al-Shatti ousted his compatriot and Qatar leg runner-up Khaled Al Dubyyan 225-182, while Al Suwaidi took care of Tony Balabbo, Philippines, 227-185.

Bahrain

03/07/15

Jesper Svensson defeats Jason Belmonte to win 13th Bahrain International Championship

Swedish two-handed lefty wins his first PBA title and second World Bowling Tour title along with the $25,000 top prize

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In a title match between two two-handed players, Jesper Svensson (center) defeated Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia, 258-244, to win the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship Saturday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra. The 20-year-old reigning World Youth Masters champion won his first PBA title and his second World Bowling Tour title along with the $25,000 top prize. Belmonte defeated Mika Koivuniemi (r.) in the semi-final match, 214-206.

Bahrain

03/05/15

Tannya Roumimper wins qualifying in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Indonesian leads the top 30 players including seven women into the finals; score to make the cut in 27th place is 2549 (212.42)

2013IBCTannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgTannya Roumimper (pictured) of Indonesia held on to the lead Thursday as Squads D, E and F rolled their second six-game block at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain, en route to win the qualifying of the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship and to lead the top 30 players into the finals on Friday and Saturday. Roumimper, who has won her first World Bowling Tour title in the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar last week was the best of 15 women in the 143-player field from 22 countries with 2826 total including seven pins handicap per game.

Bahrain

03/04/15

Tannya Roumimper holds on to the lead in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Indonesian paces the 144-player field with 2826; Tom Daugherty leads the bowlers of Squads D, E and F after the first block with 1386 to sit in second place based on average; qualifying concludes on Thursday

ImageTannya Roumimper (pictured) of Indonesia remained unchallenged in Wednesday's qualifying and held on to the lead in the overall qualifying standings, based on average, of the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship currently underway at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. Roumimper, who won the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar last week, averaged 235.50 including seven pins handicap for twelve games and totaled 2826 pins. USA's Tom Daugherty averaged 231 on Wednesday to move into second place.

Bahrain

03/03/15

Emir Cup winner Tannya Roumimper moves to the top in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Indonesian leads with 2826 total as the local qualifiers and international Squads A, B and C have completed qualifying; Squads D, E and F will conclude qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday

2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpg2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpgTannya Roumimper (l.) of Indonesia averaged 228.50 for twelve games to take over the lead in the overall standings in the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship with 2826 total as the local qualifiers and international Squads A, B and C have completed qualifying at Ozone Entertainment Center. Marshall Kent (r.), United States, closed his 1481 series in squad A with the first 300 game, worth a $1,000 bonus, to jump into second place with 2764.

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