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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.

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.


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