Australia's Andrew Frawley wins 2012 ABF Tour season opening event in Bahrain


    2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #1

    Ozone Entertainment Center in Manama, Bahrain (March 10, 2012)

    2012ABFT01AndrewFrawley.jpgLong-time Australian national team member and USBC Silver level coach, Andrew Frawley (pictured) captured the first title of the 2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour by defeating Yousif Falah of Bahrain, 259-213, Saturday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Manama, Bahrain. There was no women's competition in this event.

    Frawley, who is the head coach of the Kuwait national team, eliminated another three Bahrainis - Masoud Saberi (237-160), Mohammed Sultan (205-195) and Fawaz Abdulla (248-225) - on his way to the title match.

    Falah sidelined Abdulrahman Al-Jaidah of Qatar (198-162), compatriot Ahmed Al-Goud (218-207) and Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE (235-179) in single-elimination head-to-head matches.

    In the title match, Frawley reeled off a seven-bagger to fly past his opponent, 259-213, and to win his first international title since the Thailand Open in the year 2010.

    The next event is the 2011 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions to be held March 13-14 in Kuwait followed by the Kuwait leg of the 2012 Tour on March 20.

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    2012 ABF Tour Bahrain leg - Men's Division only

    Ozone Entertainment Center in Manama, Bahrain (March 10, 2012)

    Andrew Frawley, Australia, def. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 259-213

    Andrew Frawley, Australia, def. Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, 248-225
    Yousif Falah, Bahrain, def. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 235-179

    Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, def. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 232-223
    Andrew Frawley, Australia, def. Mohammed Sultan, Bahrain, 205-195
    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, def. Salem Al-Hajras, Kuwait, 206-197
    Yousif Falah, Bahrain, def. Ahmed Al-Goud, Bahrain, 218-207

    Round of 16:
    Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait (Bye)
    Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, def. Hameed Taqi, Bahrain, 237-169
    Mohammed Sultan, Bahrain, def. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 170-155
    Andrew Frawley, Australia, def. Masoud Saberi, Bahrain, 237-160
    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, def. Mohamed Al-Jahromi, Bahrain, 257-224
    Salem Al-Hajras, Kuwait, def. Ahmed Al-Noaimi, Bahrain, 223-222
    Ahmed Al-Goud, Bahrain, def. Jassem Darwish, Kuwait, 222-208
    Yousif Falah, Bahrain, def. Abdulrahman Al-Jaidah, Qatar, 198-162


    2012 ABF Tour Bahrain leg - Men's Final Standings

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Andrew Frawley, Australia, 75
    2. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 60
    3. Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, 46
    4. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 45
    5. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 33
    6. Ahmed Al-Goud, Bahrain, 32
    7. Salem Al-Hajras, Kuwait, 31
    8. Mohammed Sultan, Bahrain, 30
    9. Mohamed Al-Jahromi, Bahrain, 20
    10. Ahmed Al-Noaimi, Bahrain, 19
    11. Jassem Darwish, Kuwait, 18
    12. Hameed Taqi, Bahrain, 17
    13. Abdulrahman Al-Jaidah, Qatar, 16
    14. Masoud Saberi, Bahrain, 15
    15. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 14