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Egypt

04/26/10

Mohamed Kamel, Chan Shuk Han move to the top in 12th Sinai International Open

Alex Liew shoots fourth 300 game of the tournament

2008AsCChanShukHan_small.jpgMohamed Kamel of Kuwait and Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong, overtook the lead in the men's and women's division of the 12th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament to lead the field of 121 men and 36 women going into Monday's final qualifying day at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. 2008 and 2009 Asian ranking leader Shuk Han (l.) combined her three highest 4-game series to lead the women with 2720 pinfall total, while Kamel sits atop the men's leaderboard with 2916. Qualifying ends on Monday evening.

Egypt

04/25/10

Youssef Al Gaber overtakes qualifying lead in 12th Sinai International Open

Dominic Barrett (2) and Mahdi Assad achieve perfection

2010SOTarekHelmyYoussefAlGaber_small.jpgYoussef Al Gaber (r.), Qatar, and Mennat Soltan, Egypt, lead a field of 121 men and 36 women heading into the last two days of qualifying in the 12th Sinai International Open at International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. The Qatar national team member combined his three highest 4-game block, 993, 960 and 952, to overtake the lead in the men's division with 2905 12-game total and an average of 242.08. Previous leader Tarek Helmy (l.), Egypt, fell one spot to second place with 2857.

Egypt

04/23/10

Local bowlers lead men's and women's qualifying in 12th Sinai Open

International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt (April 20-29, 2010)

2010SinaiOpenLogo_small.jpg Tarek Helmy and Mennat Soltan, both Egypt, lead the qualifying of the 12th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament currently underway at International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Qualifying continues until Monday evening, April 26th. A total of 36 men and 16 women will advance to the finals. The men's champion will pocket $12,000, while the women's champion will receive $4,500.

Thailand

04/19/10

Frawley, Roumimper come from behind to win men's and women's title in Thailand Open

SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand (April 6-18, 2010)

2010THAOpenAndrewFrawleyTannyaRoumimper_small.jpgFourth-seeded Andrew Frawley, Australia, and Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia (pictured), seeded third, captured the men's and women's Open Masters titles in the 36th MWA Thailand International Open Sunday at SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand. Frawley topped No. 2 seed, local favorite Kritchawat Jampakhao, Thailand, in the men's championship round, two-games-to-one. Roumimper held off top-seeded Tang Joh Six, Malaysia, 2-1, to earn the women's Open Masters title.

Australia

04/19/10

Tenpin Bowling Australia appoints new leaders

By Lynne Clay

2010TBACaraHoneychurchCEO_small.jpg2010TBAJamieTaafe_small.jpgThe Board of bowling's national governing body in Australia, Tenpin Bowling Australia, has announced the appointment of Commonwealth Games triple-Gold medalist Cara Honeychurch (l.) as TBA's Chief Executive Officer. Coinciding with Cara's appointment as CEO, the Board has elected James (Jamie) Taafe (r.) as its Chairperson. Effective Monday, 19 April Cara assumes the pivotal administration role for the organization.

Saudi Arabia

04/09/10

Remy Ong remains undefeated, wins $25,000 in 4th Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 3-8. 2010)

2009BWCRemyOng2_small.jpg2008KSAPatrickHealey_small.jpgRemy Ong (pictured left) from Singapore remained undefeated in the match play finals of the 4th Kingdom International Open en route to win the title and the $25,000 top prize Thursday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ong, a two-time World champion and 3-time Asian Games gold medalist defeated Patrick Healey (right), United States, in the title match, 464-383. The PBA champion was consoled with $13,000.

Saudi Arabia

04/08/10

Match play field is complete at 4th Kingdom International Open Bowling Championship

Ryan Lalisang sets the pace in semifinal round in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2009BWCRyanLalisang_small.jpg200910PBATimMack2_small.jpgAsian Bowling Federation Tour Tournament of Champions winner Ryan Lalisang (l.), Indonesia averaged 238.38 in the semifinal round Wednesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to lead the top 12 players into the match play finals of the 4th Kingdom International Open. Lalisang used a 1937 total to earn the No. 5 seed for the double-elimination finals. Tim Mack (r.), United States, used a 290 game to help grab the No. 6 seed with 1889.

Saudi Arabia

04/07/10

Biboy Rivera wins qualifying at 4th Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia

Rivera, Frawley, Healey, Zulkifli bypass the semifinal round on Wednesday

2009PHIOpenBiboyRivera_small.jpg2010KSAOAndrewFrawley_small.jpgBiboy Rivera (l.), Philippines, finished qualifying in the 4th Kingdom International Open Bowling Championship atop the leaderboard and led a field of 32 players into the finals on Wednesday and Thursday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Rivera posted a 1778 8-game series, an average of 222.25, in the third of eight qualifying squads to lead Andrew Frawley (r.), Australia, by 10 pins. Mohammad Al-Rageeba, Kuwait, hit the cut for 26th place with 1628.

Saudi Arabia

04/05/10

Biboy Rivera sets the pace in qualifying of 4th Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 3-8. 2010)

2010KSAOBiboyRivera_small.jpg2010KSAOAndrewFrawley_small.jpgBiboy Rivera (l.), Philippines, leads a field of 33 players in the 4th Kingdom International Open Bowling Championship as the qualifying at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has reached its halfway mark. Rivera set the pace with 1778 8-game total, an average of 222.25, and leads Andrew Frawley (r.), Australia, 1768, by ten pins. Qualifying continues on Monday and Tuesday and ends with the Desperado Squad on Tuesday around Midnight.

Kuwait

04/01/10

Osku Palermaa wins 7th Kuwait International Open in overtime

Beats Zulmazran Zulkifli in two-frame roll-of, 60-48

2010KuwaitOpenOskuPalermaaSheikhTalal_small.jpgFinnish two-hander Osku Palermaa walked away the winner in the 7th Kuwait International Open Wednesday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, and took home the 25,000 U.S. Dollar first place check (pictured left). In the title match, top seeded Palermaa struck on his fill ball to tie No. 3 seeded Zulmazran Zulkifli, 225-225, then reeled off four consecutive strikes in 9th and 10th frame roll-off to shut out the Malaysian and to wrap up the title, 60-48.

Philippines

03/30/10

Vintage Paeng tops MBA Open Masters

Republished courtesy of The Philippine Star (March 30, 2010)

20100330PaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) may have aged, but he's still as sharp and deadly as before when he was the most dominant force in the local bowling world. The 53-year-old lefty and only four-time winner of the prestigious World Cup proved this last Sunday by beating his younger rivals to bag the MBA Open Masters bowling championship at Paeng's Midtown Bowl at Robinson's Place Manila. It was Paeng's 120th career victory.


Japan

03/24/10

Aichi (men) and Hokkaido (women) win MEXT Cup 48th All Japan Bowling Championships

Aoi Yamamoto, Haruka Matsuda capture men's and women's Masters titles

2010JBCAoiYamamotoHarukaMatsuda_small.jpgThe Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Cup 48th All Japan Bowling Championships were held March 19-22 at the world's largest bowling center on one floor, Inazawa Grand Bowl. Aoi Yamamoto (l.) from Ehime and Haruka Matsuda (r.) from Hokkaido claimed the Masters title.s Matsuda helped her prefecture Hokkaido to win the Minister's Cup for the best women's team. The Minister's Cup for the best men's team went to the host prefecture, Aichi.


Qatar

03/05/10

Mubarak Al-Muraikhi remains undefeated to win H.H. The Emir's Cup 2010

2009BWCMubarakAlMuraikhi2_small.jpgMubarak Al-Muraikhi (pictured), one of two Qatari in the finals of the H.H. The Emir's Cup 2010 in Doha, Qatar, won three two-game matches decided by total pinfall en route to win the title and the 75.000 Qatari Riyal top prize (approx. $20,600). Al-Muraikhi, who won the Emir's Cup in 2007, defeated Naif Oqab in the championship match, 449-413. Oqab received 40.000 QAR for second place, Mansoor Al-Awamy, Qatar, pocketed 20.000 for third and Remy Ong, Singapore, garnered 10.000 for fourth.

Qatar

03/04/10

Remy Ong leads top 8 into Single Elimination finals at H.H. Emir Cup 2010

Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar (Feb. 25 - March 4, 2010)

2009BWCRemyOng2_small.jpgWorld and Asian Games champion Remy Ong (pictured), Singapore, led the top 8 players into the single-elimination finals in the H.H. The Emir's Cup 2010 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Ong will meet No. 8 Yousif Falah, Bahrain in the quarterfinal over two games decided by total pinfall. The field will be cut to 4 then 2 players who will battle it out for the title and the top prize of 75.000 Qatari Riyal or approx. $20,600. The tournament drew 114 players from 17 countries.


Philippines

02/18/10

PSA to honor sports greats, colleagues By Cedelf P. Tupas

Among the honorees is legendary bowling coach Angel "Pappy" Nepomuceno

AngelandPaengNepomuceno2_small.jpgThe Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) will pay tribute to sports luminaries and its own colleagues who passed away last year in its Annual Awards Night presented by Coca-Cola on March 1 at the Manila Hotel. Among those who will be honored are two-time basketball Olympian Eduardo Pacheco, Philippine Basketball Association founding commissioner Leo Prieto and legendary car racer Pocholo Ramirez Jr. and Angel "Pappy" Nepomuceno, winningest coach in Philippine bowling history (right) and father of six-time world champion Paeng (left).

Review

01/02/10

The Year 2009 in Review

Watch Bowlingdigital's slideshow with the highlights of the year

BowlingdigitalBanner.gifThe Tenpin Bowling Year 2009 was filled with action, record-breaking performances, great comebacks as well as stunningly surprising or long-overdue breakthroughs. The PBA pros went globe-trotting and Asians, Americans and Europeans tested their skills in the inaugural PBA World Series of Bowling. Spearheaded by Philippine legend Paeng Nepomuceno, the international USBC silver coaches have certified numerous bronze coaches all over the world. To watch Bowlingdigital's slideshow with the highlights of the year 2009 click here

Japan

12/23/09

Tokyo Horikoshi, Osaka Prefectural Fujiidera win MEXT Cup

16th All Japan Inter-High School Championships draws 98 High School teams

2009JPNIHSCBoysChampions_small.jpg2009JPNIHSCGirlsChampions_small.jpgThe boys from the Osaka Prefectural Fujiidera Technology High School (pictured left) and the girls from the  Horikoshi High School (right) won the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Cup - 16th All Japan Inter-High School Championships which were held at Kawasaki Grand Bowl in Kawasaki-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan, from Dec. 18-20, 2009.

Philippines/Turkey

12/15/09

Paeng hits Turkey bowling tilt by storm by GMANews.TV

Raises 'modest sum' for Ondoy victims

2009BWCPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgLegendary Filipino bowler Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno (pictured) proved to be a big hit at a diplomats' bowling tournament in Turkey helping raise a "modest sum" for victims of recent typhoons back home. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Nepomuceno was the center of attraction in two bowling tilts last December 5 and 6, highlight of the celebration of six decades of RP-Turkey ties. The multi-titled kegler said he was pleased to have taken part in the Ankara and Istanbul tournaments and be able to contribute in efforts to support victims of Ondoy. 

2009 AIG

11/07/09

Korea earns No. 1 seed for men's and women's Team Final at 3rd Asian Indoor Games

Saturday's finals to conclude bowling competition in Vietnam

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Korea earned the No. 1 seed for the Asian Indoor Games women's and men's Team finals on Saturday. Choi Bok-Eum, Cho Young Seon, Jang Dong-Chul and Kim Tae-Young posted a field-best 2749 series on short oil to jump from fourth to first place with 5405 six-game total (225.21). The Korean women, Son Yun-Hee, Gang Hye-Eun, Jeon Eun-Hee and Hwang Sun-Ok, who led after the first block (2593), also posted the highest block on short oil (2592) to earn the No. 1 seed with 5185 (216.04).

Philippines

11/02/09

Paeng's dad, coach Angel Nepomuceno, dies at 81

AngelandPaengNepomuceno2_small.jpgAngel "Pappy" Nepomuceno (on the left with Paeng after his fourth victory in the Bowling World Cup) , the winningest coach in Philippine bowling history and father of six-time world champion Paeng, died last Saturday (October 31) due to a lingering illness. He was 81 years old. Under Pappy's coaching, Paeng bagged six world titles in three different decades and 119 other tournament crowns and set three Guinness Book of World Records, which have remained unbroken.

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