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Philippines

06/15/09

Local ace Miranda, Malaysian Syazliana bag Open Masters crowns in Manila

Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines (May 30 - June 14, 2009)

2009PHIOpenRaoulMiranda_small.jpg2009PHIOpenLizaDelRosario_small.jpgRaoul Miranda (pictured left) turned American Tim Mack's blunder into his biggest career win, while Malaysia's Fatin Syazliana upset local favorite and top seed Liza Del Rosario (right) for her first international title Sunday night to capture the prestigious Open Masters crowns in the 38th Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships at Paeng's Midtown Bowl at the Robinsons Place in Malate, Manila.

Philippines

06/14/09

Posadas, Izlan lead top 12 men and women into Philippine Open Masters Round 2

Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines (May 30 - June 14, 2009)

2008ABFT05ApplePosadas_small.jpgApple Posadas (pictured left), Philippines, and Zaid Izlan, Malaysia, led the women's and men's Open Masters Round 1 in the 38th Philippine International Open Championships Saturday at Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines. Posadas led the 20 women with 1744 pinfall total or an average of 218 over 8 games. On the men's side, Izlan had eight games between 200 and 279 to lead the 34-player men's field with 1895 pinfall total and an average of 236.88. The top 12 will join the top 6 qualifiers in Round 2 on Sunday, June 14.

Philippines

06/13/09

Wu Siu Hong, Cecilia Yap atop the Open Masters Qualifying at 38th Philippine Open

Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines (May 30 - June 14, 2009)

2008BHROpenWuSiuHong_small.jpg2009PHIOpenCollinsJose_small.jpgLong-time Philippines national team members Cecilia Yap and Hong Kong's No. 1 Wu Siu Hong (l.) finished the Open Masters qualifying of the 38th Philippine International Open Championships atop the women's and men's leaderboard. Siu Hong set the pace in the men's division with 1504 six-game total, while Yap totaled 1357. Philippines national youth team member Collins Jose averaged 236.67 and felled 1420 to led the men's Local Pool.

Philippines

06/12/09

Rivera, Yap move to the top in the Local Pool at 38th Philippine Open

Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines (May 30 - June 14, 2009)

2009PHIOpenBiboyRivera_small.jpgLong-time Philippines national team members Biboy Rivera (pictured left) and Cecilia Yap moved to the top in the men's and women's Local Pool in the Open Masters qualifying of the 38th Philippine International Open Championships in Manila. Rivera, the 2006 World Champion in the Masters competition, had 3-game series of 728 and 689 to overtake the lead in the men's Local Pool and fourth place overall with 1417 six-game total and an average of 236.17. Yap overtook previous women's laeder Lara Posadas by 9 pins with 1357.

Philippines

06/12/09

Wu Siu Hong powers his way into the lead in 38th Philippine Open

Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines (May 30 - June 14, 2009)

2008BHROpenWuSiuHong_small.jpgHong Kong's star Wu Siu Hong (pictured) rolled the second 300 game of the 38th Philippine International Open Championships currently underway at Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines, en route to overtake the lead in the men's Open Masters qualifying and the Singles event. The 25-year-old had 3-game series of 804 and 700 to become the first player in this year's event, who cracked the 1500-bar with 1504 six-game total and an average of 250.67. 

Philippines

06/10/09

Lara Posadas, Wicky Yeung in top qualifying position in 38th Philippine International Open

Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines (May 30 - June 14, 2009)

PBCLogo_small.jpgLara Posadas from the Philippines and Hong Kong's Wicky Yeung lead the women's and men's Open Masters Qualifying in the 38th Philippine International Open Championships at Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila, Philippines. Posadas had 3-game series of 690 and 658 to lead the women's Local Pool with 1348 pinfall total and an average of 224.67. Yeung had two 711 series for a 1422 total for 6 games, an average of 237.00, to sit atop the Overseas Pool. 29 women and 45 men will join defending champions Krizziah Tabora and Benshir Layoso, both Philippines, in the finals.

Malaysia

06/08/09

Holloway brimming with confidence By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia (June 8, 2009)

20090608SharonKoh_small.jpgNational coach Holloway Cheah has declared that his bowlers are ready to win medals in next month's Women's World Championships in Las Vegas. The coach is confident his charges will do well at the world meet after their encouraging performances in the Singapore Open which ended on Saturday. Sharon Koh (pictured) won the Singapore Open women's title from Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman and Shalin Zulkifli who finished second and third respectively.

Singapore

06/07/09

No. 1 seeded Koh, Al-Hassan secure the titles in the 42nd Singapore International Open

SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore (May 25 - June 6, 2009)

2009SOSharonKohShakerAlHassan_small.jpgTop-seeded Sharon Koh (l.), Malaysia, and Emirati Shaker Al-Hassan (r.) won the women's and men's Open Masters titles Saturday in the 42nd Singapore International Open. Koh held off compatriot Siti Safiyah Amirah, 211-181, to secure the women's title worth 5,000 Singapore Dollars. The men's final was decided in the second game. Al-Hassan flew past 4-time PBA champ Sean Rash, 232-150, to wrap up the title and to earn the 25,000 top prize.

Singapore

06/06/09

Wu, Koh lead Singapore Open Masters finals after Block 1

SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore (May 25 - June 6, 2009)

2008EBT13WuSiuHong_small.jpg2009DHCSharonKoh_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (l.), Hong Kong, and Sharon Koh (r.), Malaysia, took the lead after the first of two blocks in the men's and women's Open Masters finals in the 42nd Singapore International Open. The 30 women and the 42 men including defending champions Hussain Al-Suwaidi and Cherie Tan, Singapore, will bowl another 8 games block on Saturday to cut to the top 6 players who will advance to the stepladder finals.

Singapore

06/03/09

Tan, Al-Hassan atop the Women's and Men's Open Masters leaderboard in Singapore

SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore (May 25 - June 6, 2009)

2007BWCDaphneTan_small.jpg2008WYCJasmineYeongNathan_small.jpgSingapore's Daphne Tan (l.) and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (r.) held on to the lead in the Women's Open Masters qualifying in the in the 42nd Singapore International Open. The national team members sit atop the Local Pool with 985 and 974 4-game total, respectively. Shaker Al-Hassan was the first player, who cracked the 1000-bar, to lead the men's Overseas Pool with 1012 or an average of 253.00. 30 women and the 42 men will join defending champions Cherie Tan, Singapore, and Hussain Al-Suwaidi, in the finals.

 


Singapore

06/01/09

Tan, Oqab pace Open Masters Qualifying in 42nd Singapore International Open

SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore (May 25 - June 6, 2009)

2007BWCDaphneTan_small.jpgSingapore national team members Daphne Tan and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan in the women's division and Naif Oqab in the men's division pace the Open Masters qualifying in the 42nd Singapore International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships currently underway at SuperBowl SAFRA Mount Faber in Singapore. Tan (pictured left) felled 984 pins over four games in the Local Pool, an average of 246.00, to lead QubicaAMF World Cup champion Yeong-Nathan by two pins. Oqab had 986 or an average of 246.50 to lead the men's Overseas Pool with Vijay M Punjabi, India, a distant second at 849. Gregory Gan leads the Local Pool with 974.

Malaysia

05/26/09

Li Jane cool as tussle hots up By Rajes Paul

Republished courtesy of Malaysia Star - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (May 26, 2009)

20090526SinLiJane_small.jpgYoungster Sin Li Jane (pictured) is showing no sign of strain even though the training sessions are getting tougher ahead of the women’s World Championships in Las Vegas from July 24-Aug 2. And the perseverance of the 17-year-old in training has surprised chief coach Holloway Cheah. Li Jane said that the battle for places in the squad to Las Vegas had become more intense but her drive and motivation to make the grade remained the same.

Japan

05/23/09

Ishikawa, Katai win NHK Cup 43rd Japan All-star Invitational Championships

Big Box Bowling Center in Higashiyamato-Shi, Tokyo, Japan (May 15-17, 2009)

2009NHKCupIshikawaKatai_small.jpg 2009NHKCupKazukiIshikawa_small.jpg The most prestigious national bowling event in Japan, the NHK Cup 43rd Japan All-star Invitational Championships, were held in Big Box Higashiyamato, a 40-lane AMF HPL bowling center in Higashiyamato-Shi, Tokyo, Japan, from May 15-17. In the Women’s Division, Ayano Katai (l.), captain of the All Japan National Team, won the coveted title for the second consecutive year and the third time in her career. In the Men’s Division Kazuki Ishikawa (r.) defeated first-time national team member, Nobuhito Fujii.

Saudi Arabia

05/09/09

Big payday for Andres Gomez, wins 25 Grand in 3rd Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

2009KSAAndresGomez2_small.jpgAndres Gomez from Colombia defeated Asian ranking champion Hussain Al-Suwaidi, 212-182 in the deciding match en route to win the 3rd Kingdom International Open and the $25,000 top prize. Gomez, who lost the last round of the Winners Bracket against Al-Suwaidi, defeated Guy Caminsky, South Africa, in the Losers Bracket final, 2-1, for the right to bowl Al-Suwaidi for the title. He took revenge with a 2-1 victory to force the decider.

Saudi Arabia

05/08/09

Five of the top 8 move to the losers' bracket in opening round in Riyadh

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

2009KSAOpenLogo_small.jpgJust three of the top 8 seeds survived the opening round of the double-elimination match play finals in the 3rd Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. No 1 seed Andres Gomez, Colombia, No. 3 Hussain Al-Suwaidi and No. 8 Saeed Al-Hajri, Qatar, swept their opponents, two-games-to-none, in the best-of-three games format. The other five including the three Thai bowlers Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Surasak Manuwong and Yannaphon Larp-apharat were sent into the losers' bracket by their lower-seeded opponents.

Saudi Arabia

05/08/09

Andres Gomez earns No. 1 seed for Double-Elimination Finals in Saudi Arabia

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

2009KSAAndresGomez_small.jpgFormer PBA exempt bowler Andres Gomez (pictured left), Colombia, averaged 218.67 in the Round of 32 en route to jump into the lead and earn the No. 1 seed for the double-elimination finals in the 3rd Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia. Gomez, who received 70 pins bonus for finishing qualifying in 13th place (leader Ahmed Al-Rahimi Bahrain, got 150), rolled 1256 on short oil, then jumped from 16th place to the top behind a 1368 series on long oil. Gomez will take on No. 16, Naif Oqab, in the first round in best-of-three games format.

Saudi Arabia

05/07/09

Ahmed Al Rahimi wins qualifying in 3rd Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

2009KSAOpenLogo_small.jpgAhmed Al Rahimi, Bahrain, had high four-game series of 896 on the long pattern and 991 on short to overtake the lead on the final qualifying day in the 3rd Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With 1887 8-game total and an average of 235.88, Al Rahimi positioned himself atop the leaderboard of the 78-player field en route to lead a total of 32 players into the finals. 22 Arab bowlers and 10 international players survived the cut.

Saudi Arabia

05/06/09

Yannaphon Larp-apharat moves to the top in 3rd Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

2009KSAYannaphonLarpapharat2_small.jpgThailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat (pictured left) overtook the lead in the qualifying of the 3rd Kingdom International Open Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The long-time national team member improved his score on the short oil pattern to 949 and has a high series of 925 on the long pattern to lead the field of 79 players with 1874 8-game total and an average of 234,25. Qualifying ends on Wednesday. A total of 32 players will advance to the finals on Thursday.


Philippines

05/06/09

Paeng Nepomuceno establishes new National Record

20090506PaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time World Champion Paeng Nepomuceno established a new national record for four games yesterday at the 41st Manila Tenpin Bowling Association at Bowling Inn in Taft Avenue. Nepomuceno, who was on a hot streak, rolled 12 consecutive strikes for a perfect 300 game in his first game during the singles event qualifying, he then rolled eleven more strikes in his next game which was an almost perfect game of 299 followed by 268 and 256 for a new national record of 1123 or an average of 280.75 per game.

Saudi Arabia

05/05/09

Al-Falah carries momentum into 3rd Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

2009SOYoussefAlFalah_small.jpg2009KSASurasakManuwong_small.jpgYousif Al-Falah (l.), Bahrain, Egypt, carried the momentum From last week's success in the 11th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament into the qualifying of the 3rd Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Falah had high 4-game series of 953 on the long pattern and 907 on short to lead the field of 77 male bowlers on the penultimate qualifying day with 1860 pinfall total and an average of 232.50. Surasak Manuwong (r.), Thailand, who rolled the tournament's first 300 game, sits in second place with 1849 (231.13).


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