Qatar's Yousef Al-Jaber leads Final Round Two and Three at Bahrain International Open

    03/07/13

    Bahrain

    2013BOYousefAlJaber.jpg2013BOKhaledAlDubyyan2.jpgThe group of 30 finalists in the 11th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open was reduced to 18 in Final Round Two and Three Thursday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain.

    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.

    2013BOIldemaroRuiz2.jpg2013BOAhmedAminAlAwahdi.jpgFormer 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).

     


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    Final Round Three Results


    The top 6 players advance to the next round. Youth (Y) bowler receive seven pins handicap.

     

     

    Final Round Two Results


    The top 6 players advance to the next round. Youth (Y) and female (F) bowler receive seven pins handicap.