The 2011 Japan Professional Bowlers Association Ladies Tour kicked off with the 33rd Kansai Open Ladies Bowling Tournament from Feb. 18-20, 2011. Hiromi Matsunaga
(pictured) of Yamaguchi won her fifth career JPBA title after defeating Masami Sato
in the title match 247-202. 26-year-old Matsunaga, who has won two titles on the 2010 JPBA Tour and finished in second place in the point rankings, received the 1.5 million Yen first place check (approx. US$ 18,025) and was awarded 800 ranking points.