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Del Rosario and Wu claim the Open Masters titles in 36th PBC-Boysen International Open

SM Bowling Center at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines (June 2-16)

2007PHIOpenLizaDelRosarioWuSiuHong_small.jpg Women's top seed Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, and men's No. 5 seed Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, claimed the women's and men's Open Masters titles in the 36th PBC-Boysen International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships at SM Bowling Center at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines. The top 16 Asian men and women in the 36th PBC-Boysen International Open will be eligible for the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Philippine leg on Sunday, June 17, 2007.



MTBC not wasting any time By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of The News Straits Times Online (June 11, 2007)

2007WRMWendyChai_small.jpg 2007WRMShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Shalin Zulkifli (left) and Wendy Chai (right), who have hinted that they may retire next year, may have triggered a mild panic with some people in the bowling fraternity but not the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC). Instead of waiting for their official announcements, the MTBC has decided to groom the national back-up squad by exposing them to Asian-level 'Open' tournaments.



Vegas-bound Belmonte secures yet another Melbourne Cup win By Michelle Cook

Republished courtesy of Orange News (June 12, 2007)

2007MelbourneJasonBelmonte_small.jpg Jason Belmonte continued his dominant run at the Melbourne Tenpin Cup winning the competition for the third time yesterday. The Orange bowler led the field of more than 100 after two days of qualifying. Yesterday he held that lead in the top 30 and top 15 three-man matchplay games. Belmonte averaged 239.16 for the 31 games and claimed the $5000 first prize.

Saudi Arabia


Big Payday for Michael Fagan, wins 1st Kingdom International Open

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (May 25 - June 9)

2007KSAIOFaganPrinceNawwafBinFaisal_small.jpg In a battle between two PBA players, No. 1 seed Michael Fagan, United States, defeated 7-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, in the decisive match, 199-177, en route to win the 1st Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the $25,000 top prize. Fagan, who received $3,000 for winning the qualifying, pocketed another $5,000 bonus when he won a special match against the best Saudi, 8th placed Mohammed Al Saud, 206-168.



Nepomuceno holds his first international coaching seminar in Manila

22 coaches receive Level 1 or Bronze Level Certification

2007PaengUSBCCertificationNo2_small.jpg Four-time World Cup champion Paeng Nepomuceno (back row, third from the left), a USBC certified coach and USBC Ambassador, just finished his first international coaching seminar (Level 1 and Bronze Level Certification) at the Pearl Bowling Center in Manila, Philippines from May 29-31. Working together with international coaches was a new experience, even for Paeng, who has won more than 100 international titles in his illustrious career.



USBC Ambassador Paeng Nepomuceno holds groundbreaking coaching seminar

2007ESMCPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Philippine bowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno, who teamed up with the United States Bowling Congress to grow and promote the sport around the world as a USBC certified coach and USBC Ambassador, held his groundbreaking seminar at Paeng's Eastwood Bowl from May 21-23. Among the first batch of USBC Bronze Level accredited coaches who successfully completed Paeng's "USBC Certification Seminar for Coaches" was a great mix of national coaches and national youth coaches as well as a member of the Philippine National Team.



Kawazoe and Kawahara triumph in NHK Cup 41st Japan All-Star Invitational Championships

2007NHKCupShotaKawazoe_small.jpg 2007NHKCupMayuKawahara_small.jpg Shota Kawazoe (pictured left) and Mayu Kawahara (right) walked away the winners in the most prestigious individual tournament in Japan, the NHK Cup 41st Japan All-Star Invitational Championships, which were contested at Kokubnji Park Lanes in Kokubnji-Shi, Tokyo from May 11-13. 277 players - 164 men and 113 women - participated in this year's event. As every year, the stepladder finals are broadcasted nationwide by  Nihon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), the Japan Broadcasting Corporation.



Lim beats Mack to win 33rd Thailand International Open

Chinese Taipei 1-2 in women's division

2006EBT15TimMack2.jpg 2007ESMCDanielLim300_small.jpg Top-seeded Daniel Lim (left) from Malaysia stopped Tim Mack's run in the men's title match, 213-171. to win the Open Masters finals in the Thailand Open at S. F. Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand. Mack (right) ousted four Thai bowlers including defending champion Yannaphon Larp-apharat in the previous matches. The women's final was an all-Chinese Taipei affair with the top seed Chien Hsiu Lan defeating No. 6 Liang Ya Ping, 182-173.



For left-handers only

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times Online (May 10, 2007)

2007MASForLefthandersonly_small.jpg Calling all natural left-handed bowlers.
Here is a chance for you to pit your skills against other lefties at a tenpin bowling carnival on May 19 from 8pm to 10pm at the Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes. Datuk Dina Rizal (pictured), a left hander himself, came up with the idea with Michelle Wong, the manager of Pyramid Mega Lanes.



POC chief hails Paeng's USBC appointment

2007PaengNepomuceno.jpg Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose "Peping" Cojuangco Jr., brother of former Philippine President Cory C. Aquino, hailed the recent appointment of six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno as USBC (United States Bowling Congress) ambassador and promised to help Nepomuceno campaign for bowling's inclusion in the Olympic Games.



Al-Muraikhi and Torrents win Sinai Open

International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt (April 18-26, 2007)

2007SinaiOpenSandraTorrents_small.jpg 2007SinaiOpenMubarakAlMuraikhi2_small.jpg Mubarak Ali Al-Muraikhi from Qatar, the men's No. 1 seed, flew past Thailand's Badin L, 247-172, to win the 9th Sinai Open in Cairo, Egypt and the $7,000 top prize. The women's final ended with the upset of the evening as the dominating leader of all previous rounds, Kim Eun Jung, Korea, lost to second seed, Sandra Torrents, Spain, 215-191.



Shalin Zulkifli set for professional circuit by Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times Online (April 22, 2007)

2007ESMCShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Shalin Zulkifli (Malaysia) has always longed to turn professional and she will have a chance of realizing her dream when the United States' women's professional circuit gets underway in September. But there is a problem — she will have to get a release from national coach Holloway Cheah and the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC).



Miyagi mows down the field in 1st Asian Girls Bowling Championship

Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center in Tokyo, Japan (April 14-15, 2007)

2007AGCSuzunaMiyagiCheck_small.jpg Japan's Suzuna Miyagi won five consecutive matches and defeated seven opponents en route to win the DHC Cup 1st Asian Girls Bowling Championship at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center in Tokyo, Japan. In the championship match, the member of the Japanese national team stunned top-seeded Shalin Zulkifli, 245-199, to earn the title and the 500,000 Yen top prize (approx $4,185).



Big payday for Ryan Lalisang in Kuwait Open

Vanessa Fung wins women's final

Vanessa Fung.jpg 2006BWCRyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang from Indonesia defeated Mohamed Al Qubaisi in the title match, 234-217, to win the 4th Kuwait Open Tournament and the $25,000 top prize. In the women's final, Vanessa Fung from Hong Kong defeated No. 1 seeded Kim Eun Jung, Korea, twice to win the women's title worth $2,750. 



Shalin Zulkifli: I am still hungry by Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times (April 15, 2007)

2007MASShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Has Shalin Zulkifli lost her appetite for winning?
After bagging six individual titles last year, Malaysia's most successful bowler has yet to record a single win in five tournaments so far this year. On the other hand, Shalin's teammates — Esther Cheah, Wendy Chai and Zandra Aziela are more successful, with each winning one this year.



Ang takes advantage of second chance to win Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge

Pearl Bowling Center in Parañaque City, Philippines (March 24 - April 1)

2007ESMCChampionAdrianAng_small.jpg Adrian Ang (left), Malaysia, survived a strong challenge by Singapore's Cherie Tan en route to win the 5th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge at Pearl Bowling Center in Parañaque City, Philippines. Ang lost the first game, 239-179, but got a second chance as he was the No. 1 seed. Ang took full advantage and won the game and the match, 253-220, to receive the one million Philippine Pesos top prize, approximately U.S. $20,822.



1st Asian Universities Bowling Championship

Powerbowl, Makati City, Philippines (March 7-11, 2007)

2007AUBCZatilIman_small.jpg 2007AUBCCaseyYu_small.jpg The 1st Asian Universities Bowling Championship was held from March 7-11, 2007 at Powerbowl, Power Plant Mall, Makati City, Philippines. Casey Yu (l.), from the school, Ateneo De Manila University, and Zatil Iman (r.), Universiti Teknologi Mara, were the most successful players with three gold medals each. 



Siti, Mohd Noer join the elite squad By Lim Teik Huat

Republished courtesy of the Malysian Star (March 9, 2007)

Impressive performances over the last few months have earned bowlers Mohd Noer Said and Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman places in the national elite squad. Mohd Noer filled the spot vacated by Ben Heng, who chose to retire from national duty after the Doha Asian Games last December. The inclusion of the duo in the senior squad was endorsed in a joint meeting between the National Sports Council (NSC) and Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC).

Asian News


Second chance for Siti Safiyah

Republished courtesy of the Malaysian Star (March 10, 2007)

2006SitiSafiyah_small.jpg National woman bowler Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman has been given a second chance to prove herself in the national team and the youngster is determined to justify her inclusion by winning a spot in the squad for the World Championships. On Thursday, the 17-year-old Siti Safiyah was promoted to the women's elite team for her good showing in international tournaments in the last few months.

Asian News


Issue between Emirates Bowling Federation and Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress still ongoing

Will MTBC President Nathan harm bowling's Olympic efforts once again?

ABFLogo_small.jpg Professor Leung Mee-Lee, Hong Kong, Honorary Secretary General of the Asian Bowling Federation, has informed all ABF member federations that the issue between the Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) and the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) concerning an occurrence during the 2006 Malaysian Open is not resolved yet. Latest News: WTBA approves 30th Malaysian Open.

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