Qatar's Yousef Al-Jaber leads Final Round Two and Three at Bahrain International Open
Yousef Al-Jaber (pictured left), who finished qualifying in 24th place, led both rounds averaging 243.42 for twelve games. The Qatari rolled a 1449 six-game series (241.50) to lead the top six players of Round Two into the next round where he posted another 1472 (245.33).
Al-Jaber's Round Three series included games of 259, 247, 259, 249, 278 and 180. The next two spots belonged to Khaled Al-Dubyyan (above right), Kuwait, and Ildemaro Ruiz Jr., Venezuela, who both bypassed Round Two thanks to finishing qualifying in the 13th to 18th place group.
Former World Ranking Masters champion Al-Dubyyan was second with 1459 including a high game of 298 in the third. PBA Touring pro Ruiz (left) was third with 1400 on the nose after finishing with a near-perfect 299 final game.
The next three players, Eric Tseng (1363), Hong Kong; Hussain Al-Suwaidi (1360), UAE; and 13-year-old Bahraini youth bowler Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi (right; 1353 including 7 pins handicap each game) followed Al-Jaber through Round Two and Three.
Those six will meet qualifiers 7-12 (Manuel Otalora, Colombia; Mansoor Al-Awamy, Qatar; Martin Larsen, Sweden; defending champion Osku Palermaa, Finland; Yousif Falah, Bahrain; and Michael Tsang, Hong Kong) in Final Round Four on Friday, March 8 at 9 a.m. Arabia Standard Time.
The 11th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open will be held from March 3-8, 2013 at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. Total 30 players survived qualifying and advanced to the finals.
Bowlers seeded 19th to 30th bowled six games scratch in Round Two with the top six going to the third round. Those six and players seeded 13th to 18th in qualifying bowled another six games scratch. The top six advanced to Round Four to meet qualifiers 7-12 in another six-game contest.
The top six will meet the top six qualifiers in Round 5 (six games scratch) to determine the top three players who will bowl for the title and the 7,500 Bahraini Dinar first place check (approx. US$19.781).
Finland's Mika Koivuniemi leads a field of 30 players into the finals at 11th Bahrain Open
Colombia's Manuel Otalora averages 243.63 to lead Squads C, D & E after first block in Bahrain
Mika Koivuniemi shoots another perfecto to maintain lead in 11th Bahrain Open
Mika Koivuniemi shoots 300 on his way to take early lead in 11th Bahrain Open
Final Round Three Results
The top 6 players advance to the next round. Youth (Y) bowler receive seven pins handicap.
|3.||Ildemaro Ruiz Jr.||Venezuela||252||223||181||258||187||299||1400||233.33||0||1400|
|4.||Eric Tseng||Hong Kong||185||238||248||257||216||219||1363||227.17||0||1363|
|6.||Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi (Y)
|8.||Wu Siu Hong||Hong Kong||236||165||202||195||258||256||1312||218.67||0||1312|
|11.||Ahmed A. Jabbar||Bahrain||236||160||245||199||245||183||1268||211.33||0||1268|
|12.||Wicky Yeung||Hong Kong||217||194||212||216||160||243||1242||207.00||0||1242|
Final Round Two Results
The top 6 players advance to the next round. Youth (Y) and female (F) bowler receive seven pins handicap.
|3.||Eric Tseng||Hong Kong||238||234||225||207||205||193||1302||217.00||0||1302|
|5.||Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi (Y)||Bahrain||185||221||266||195||172||189||1228||204.67||42||1270|
|6.||Ahmed A. Jabbar||Bahrain||188||196||216||167||256||221||1244||207.33||0||1244|
|7.||Rickle Kam||Hong Kong||202||221||191||213||194||220||1241||206.83||0||1241|
|9.||Noora Sultan (F)||Bahrain||233||178||173||179||193||194||1150||191.67||42||1192|