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Guam

06/09/10

24th East Asian Pacific Championship declared open in Tamuning, Guam

Honorary President Akagi announces that bowling will be part of the 2013 East Asian Games

2010EAPCKyoheiAkagi_small.jpg2010EAPCParticipants_small.jpgThe 24th East Asian Pacific Championship will be held from June 7-13 at Central Lanes in Tamuning, Guam. The opening ceremony on Tuesday started with a bang as Honorary President and co-founder Kyohei Akagi, Japan (l.), announced during his address that tenpin bowling will be included in the 6th East Asian Games 2013. The competition will kick off Wednesday with the women's and men's Singles.

Philippines

06/07/10

Kenneth Chua, Ili Syazana end 3rd Asian Universities Bowling Championship with Masters victory

De La Salle University - Taft, University Teknologi Mara win Men's and Women's Division Cup

2010AUCUniversitiTeknologiMara_small.jpgThe 3rd Asian Universities Bowling Championship, held at Pearl Bowling Center in Manila, Philippines from May 26-29, 2010, drew 83 students - 44 men and 39 women - from 15 universities and colleges. Players competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, 4-player Team, All Events (18 games), and Masters. The team from the Universiti Teknologi Mara (pictured) beat out the team from De La Salle University - Taft by 35 points to win the Overall Cup.

Singapore

06/06/10

Cheng Chao Yu, Sin Li Jane win 43rd Singapore International Open from top seed

2010SINOpenChengChaoYuSinLiJane_small.jpgChinese Taipei spinner Cheng Chao Yu and Sin Li Jane, Malaysia, won the men's and women's Open Masters titles in the 43rd Singapore International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships Saturday at Orchid Bowl. In the men's title match Cheng defeated No. 3 seed Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 217-197, to earn the 25,000 Singapore Dollars top prize. The 18-year-old Malaysian won her first major international title and S$5,000 with a 213-177 victory over Li Hsiao Ping, Chinese Taipei. 

Singapore

06/05/10

Malaysians Zulkifli, Li Jane lead Singapore Open finals after the first 8-game block

Orchid Bowl at Orchid Country Club in Singapore (May 25 - June 5, 2010)

2010EBT05ZulmazranZulkifli2_small.jpg20090526SinLiJane_small.jpgZulmazran Zulkifli (l.) and Sin Li Jane (r.), both Malaysia, led the men's and women's Singapore Open Masters finals after the first 8-game block Friday at Orchid Bowl in Singapore. Zulkifli had seven games between 210 and 245 and a low game of 189 to lead the men's division with 1769 pinfall total while Li Jane amassed 1764for to take the pole in the women's division. The top 4 after another 8-game block on Saturday will advance to the stepladder finals.

Singapore

06/04/10

Surasak Manuwong, Kristel Oh lead Singapore Open Masters qualifiers into the finals

Low to advance from the men's Desperado Squad was 235

2009BWCSurasakManuwong_small.jpgSurasak Manuwong (pictured), Thailand, and Kristel Oh, Singapore, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 43rd Singapore International Open Masters competition Thursday at Orchid Bowl at Orchid Country Club in Singapore en route to lead 42 men and 30 women into the finals on Friday and Saturday. Phoemphun Yakasem, Thailand (238), Travis Tay, Singapore (235) and Tommy Andre, Indonesia (235) finished atop the leaderboard in the one-game Desperado Squad to grab the lasts three spots for the men's finals.

Singapore

06/03/10

Surasak Manuwong, Kristel Oh hold on to lead in Singapore International Open qualifying

Orchid Bowl at Orchid Country Club in Singapore (May 25 - June 5, 2010)

2009KSASurasakManuwong_small.jpgSurasak Manuwong (pictured), Thailand, and Kristel Oh, Singapore sit atop the men's and women's Open Masters scoreboard as the qualifying of the 43rd Singapore International Open has reached the final qualifying day at Orchid Bowl at Orchid Country Club in Singapore. Manuwong's 1061 total, an average of 265.25, is still the sole 4-gamne series over 1000 in both men's and women's division. The top 3 in the men's Local Pool and Overseas Pool remained unchallenged on Tuesday.

Singapore

06/02/10

Surasak Manuwong averages over 265 to lead 43rd Singapore International Open qualifying

Singapore's Kristel Oh sits atop the women's leaderboard with 956 4-game total

2009SOSurasakManuwong_small.jpg2010SOZandraAziela_small.jpgSurasak Manuwong (l.), Thailand, posted a huge 1061 4-game series at Orchid Bowl at Orchid Country Club in Singapore to lead the men's Open Masters qualifying in the 43rd Singapore International Open. Manuwong's 265.25 average propelled him atop the Overseas Pool. Local bowler Kristel Oh chalked up a 963 series to jump to the top of the Local Pool. Zandra Aziela (r.), Malaysia, held on to the lead in the Overseas Pool with 931. 

Singapore

05/31/10

Justin Lim, Cherie Tan set the early pace in 43rd Singapore International Open

Tim Mack moves into second place in the men's Overseas Pool

2010SINOpenJustinLim_small.jpg2009DHCCherieTan_small.jpgThe 43rd Singapore International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships is underway at Orchid Bowl at Orchid Country Club in Singapore. The tournament, which will be held from May 25 through June 5, 2010, offers 25,000 Singapore Dollars to the men's winner of the men's Open Masters Division and 5,000 for the women's champion. Local bowlers Justin Lim (l.) and Cherie Tan (r.) set the pace in the qualifying as of Sunday, May 30, with 950 and 937 4-game total, respectively.

Japan

05/18/10

JBC Youth National Team members win Japan's most prestigious individual titles

Mukotani, Asato, claim NHK Cup 44th Japan All-star Invitational Championships

2010NHKCupChampions_small.jpgThe NHK Cup 44th Japan All-star Invitational Championships was held from May 14-16, 2010, at JFE Chiba River Lane vin Chiba-Shi, Chiba-Ken, Japan. In the women’s championship match, 18-year-old Misaki Mukotani (r.), a rising star from the Japanese Youth National Team, defeated 21-year-old Saori Kanno, 248-202. 18-year-old Shusaku Asato (l.), also a member of the Japanese Youth National Team, defeated 17-year-old Yoshihiko Aiba, 246-213, en route to win the men's title.

Bahrain

05/09/10

Stuart Williams wins Kingdom of Bahrain Championship from top seed

Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain (May 1-8, 2010)

2010BHROpenStuartWilliams_small.jpgStuart Williams (pictured left), England, defeated Hussain Al-Suwaidi, 245-216, to win the 9th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship and the 20,000 U.S. Dollar top prize Saturday at Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain. Williams, who earned the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals by averaging over 240 in the semifinal round of 18, had to sit and watch the opening match in which Al-Suwaidi def. No. 3 seed, Tim Mack, United States, 249-232.

Bahrain

05/08/10

Americans Mack, Healey lead Final Round 1 in Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain (May 1-8, 2010)

200910PBATimMack2_small.jpg2008KSAPatrickHealey2_small.jpgPBA professional Tim Mack (l.), United States, set the pace in the first round of the finals in the 9th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship Friday at Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain. Mack posted a 1976 8-game total including high games of 277 and 289 to lead the field of 32 with an average of 247.00. His compatriot Patrick Healey (r.) was close behind with 1947. The top 12 players advanced and will join the six qualifying squad leaders in the semifinal.

Egypt

04/30/10

Egypt's Mennat Soltan stuns favorites to win women's title in 12th Sinai Open

Shaker Al-Hassan cruises to men's title from top seed

2010SOMennatSoltanShakerAlHassan_small.jpgMennat Soltan (l.) from Egypt was the surprise winner of the women's division in the 12th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament while Shaker Al-Hassan (r.) cruised to the men's title from the top seeded position Thursday at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Soltan flew past No. 1 seed, Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, in the title match, 278-212, worth $4,500. Al-Hassan defeated No. 2 Adrian Ang, Malaysia, in the men's final, 234-204, to pocket the $12,000 top prize. 

Egypt

04/29/10

It's down to four women in 12th Sinai International Open

Mohd Nur Aiman shoots 300 to lead men's Round Robin after 8 of 16 games

2010SOZandraAziela_small.jpgZandra Aziela, Malaysia, Mennat Soltan, Egypt, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, and Cassie Staudinger, Australia, will battle it out for the women's title in the 12th Sinai Open Thursday at International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Starting from scratch, Aziela (pictured) won six of her eight matches and tied one to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals with 1883 pinfall total. The 16 men have to bowl another 8 games on Thursday to determine the four finalists. The men's champion will pocket $12,000, while the women's champion will receive $4,500.

Egypt

04/28/10

Shaker Al-Hassan, Zatil Iman lead 16 men and 8 women into second round in Egypt

Jassem Darwish, Yousif Al-Jaber achieve perfection in Round 1

2009ABFTou06ShakerAlHassan_small.jpg2008WYCZatilIman_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan (l.) and Zatil Iman (r.), Malaysia, led the men's and women's division of the 12th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament as the field was cut to 16 men and 8 women Tuesday at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Starting from scratch, Al- Hassan combined six-game series of 1457 and 1449 for 2906 12-game total, an average of 242.17. Iman had series of 1332 and 1453 to lead the women's division after 12 games with 2785.

Egypt

04/27/10

Mohamed Kamel, Zandra Aziela win qualifying in 12th Sinai International Open

Sin Li Jane shoots first women's 300 game

2010SODominicBarrett_small.jpg2010SOZandraAziela_small.jpgMohamed Kamel of Kuwait and Zandra Aziela (pictured left), Malaysia, lead 36 men and 16 women into the finals of the 12th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament at International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Dominic Barrett (right), who had two 300 games in qualifying, landed in 5th place. Mahdi Assad, Bahrain, and Alex Liew, Malaysia also achieved perfection. Sin Li Jane, Malaysia, set the highlight on Monday when she rolled the first 300 game by a woman.

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.

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