Hui triumphs in men's final at World Bowling Masters

    04/26/01

    2001 WBM

    Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

    Sunny_Hui_1341.jpg Bandar_Al-Shafi_2868.jpg Hong Kong's Sunny Hui (l.) made quick work of Bandar Al-Shafi (r.) from Qatar, two-games-to-none to win the men's title in the 2001 World Bowling Masters at the Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Hui, who came from the winner's bracket won the first match in best-of-three games format, 247-225 and secured the victory with a close 226-224 win in game #2.

    The winner received $10,000, while Al-Shafi pocketed $6,000.


    2001 World Bowling Masters - Men' Double Elimination Finals


    First Round Results:


    Match #1
    Chester King, PHI (16) def. Gery Verbruggen, BEL (1), 2-1
    172-172 (39-50), 139-243, 233-194
    Match #2
    Kenny Ang, MAS (4) def. Peter Ahlen, SWE (13), 2-0
    261-178, 203-200
    Match #3
    Sami Konsteri, FIN (12) def. Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5), 2-1
    220-227, 256-225, 235-203
    Match #4
    Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT (9) def. Patrick Backe, SWE (8), 2-0
    223-205, 170-162
    Match #5
    Andrew Fang, SIN (15) def. Mika Luoto, FIN (2), 2-1
    180-170, 169-199, 223-199
    Match #6
    Sunny Hui, HKG (14) def. Bill Hoffman, USA (3), 2-0
    222-147, 213-197
    Match #7
    Tomas Leandersson, SWE (6) def. Mohamed Khalifa Al-Qubaisi, UAE (11), 2-1
    212-192, 207-216, 257-256
    Match #8
    Ahmed Shaheen, QAT (10) def. Remy Ong, SIN (7), 2-0
    201-190, 229-182
    Number in brackets indicates the player's position after round robin.


    Second Round Results:


    Winner bracket
    Match #9
    Ahmed Shaheen, QAT (10) def. Chester King, PHI (16), 2-1
    199-237, 239-174, 205-180
    Match #10
    Andrew Fang, SIN (15) def. Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT (9), 2-0
    279-237, 218-210
    Match #11
    Sunny Hui, HKG (14) def. Tomas Leandersson, SWE (6), 2-0
    207-190, 203-185
    Match #12
    Kenny Ang, MAS (4) def. Sami Konsteri, FIN (12), 2-1
    191-178, 181-222, 205-170

    Loser bracket
    Match #13
    Gery Verbruggen, BEL (1) def. Remy Ong, SIN (7), 2-0
    243-226, 248-218
    Match #14
    Patrick Backe, SWE (8) def. Mika Luoto, FIN (2), 2-1
    216-207, 170-189, 257-232
    Match #15
    Bill Hoffman, USA (3) def. Mohamed Khalifa Al-Qubaisi, UAE (11), 2-1
    226-250, 218-170, 232-202
    Match #16
    Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5) def. Peter Ahlen, SWE (13), 2-1
    193-236, 243-180, 246-200
    Ong, Luoto, Al-Qubaisi and Ahlen eliminated, finished in 13-16 place ($500 each)


    Third Round Results:


    Winner bracket
    Match #17
    Ahmed Shaheen, QAT (10) def. Kenny Ang, MAS (4), 2-0
    248-182, 215-172
    Match #18
    Sunny Hui, HKG (14) def. Andrew Fang, SIN (15), 2-0
    197-195, 192-166

    Loser bracket
    Match #19
    Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5) def. Chester King, PHI (16), 2-1
    248-268, 186-185, 216-212
    Match #20
    Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT (9) def. Bill Hoffman, USA (3), 2-0
    213-206, 186-180
    Match #21
    Patrick Backe, SWE (8) def. Tomas Leandersson, SWE (6), 2-1
    183-199, 206-192, 211-167
    Match #22
    Gery Verbruggen, BEL (1) def. Sami Konsteri, FIN (12), 2-0226-191, 206-199
    King, Hoffman, Leandersson and Konsteri eliminated, finished in 9th-12th place ($750 each)


    Fourth Round Results:


    Winner bracket
    Match #23
    Sunny Hui, HKG (14) def. Ahmed Shaheen, QAT (10), 2-0
    239-219, 232-214
    Sunny Hui advanced to the championship match.

    Loser bracket
    Match #24
    Kenny Ang, MAS (4) def. Patrick Backe, SWE (8), 2-1
    214-232, 168-164, 205-162
    Match #25
    Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5) def. Andrew Fang, SIN (15), 2-0
    235-200, 225-166
    Match #26
    Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT (9) def. Gery Verbruggen, BEL (1), 2-1
    205-190, 190-206, 255-216
    Backe, Fang and Verbruggen eliminated, finished in 6th-8th place ($1,000 each)


    Fifth Round Results:


    Loser bracket
    Match #27
    Ahmed Shaheen, QAT (10) def. Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT (9), 2-0
    231-216, 232-216
    Match #28
    Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5) def. Kenny Ang, MAS (4), 2-1
    245-218, 194-203, 183-182
    Al-Hajri and Ang eliminated, finished in 4th-5th place ($2,000 each)


    Sixth Round Results:


    Loser bracket
    Match #29
    Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5) def. Ahmed Shaheen, QAT (10), 2-1
    236-223, 203-212, 246-177
    Al-Shafi advanced to the championship round.
    Shaheen eliminated, finished in 3rd place ($4,000)



    2001 World Bowling Masters - Men's Championship Match


    Match #30
    Sunny Hui, HKG (14) def. Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT (5), 2-0
    247-225, 226-224

    Sunny Hui is the inaugural World Bowling Masters champion and received the $10,000 first-place check. Bandar Al-Shafi finished in second place, worth $6,000


    Men's Division - Final standings with prize money


    1. Sunny Hui, HKG, $10,000
    2. Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT, $6,000
    3. Ahmed Shaheen, QAT, $4,000
    4. Kenny Ang, MAS, $2,000
    5. Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT $2,000
    6. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, $1,000
    7. Patrick Backe, SWE, $1,000
    8. Andrew Fang, SIN, $1,000
    9. Bill Hoffman, USA, $750
    10. Tomas Leandersson, SWE, $750
    11. Sami Konsteri, FIN, $750
    12. Chester King, PHI, $750
    13. Mika Luoto, FIN, $500
    14. Remy Ong, SIN, $500
    15. Mohamed Khalifa Al-Qubaisi, UAE, $500
    16. Peter Ahlen, SWE, $500
    17. Frankie Colon Jr., PRC
    18. Rafael Gonzales, ESA
    19. Anders Österberg, SWE
    20. Tore Torgersen, NOR
    21. Rolando A. Sebelen, DOM
    22. Marco Odio, CRC


    Women's Division - Average list


    Players with games, pinfall total, average and final position in tournament

    1. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 31, 7057, 227,65, finished 6th
    2. Mika Luoto, FIN, 27, 5920, 219,26, 13th
    3. Bill Hoffman, USA, 28, 6006, 214,50, 9th
    4. Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT, 40, 8572, 214,30, 2nd
    5. Ahmed Shaheen, QAT, 35, 7381, 210,89, 3rd
    6. Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT, 32, 6686, 208,94, 5th
    7. Remy Ong, SIN, 25, 5219, 208,76, 14th
    8. Sunny Hui, HKG, 31, 6434, 207,55, 1st
    9. Kenny Ang, MAS, 34, 7047, 207,26, 4th
    10. Mohamed Khalifa Al-Qubaisi, UAE, 27, 5536, 205,04, 15th
    11. Tomas Leandersson, SWE, 29, 5942, 204,90, 10th
    12. Patrick Backe, SWE, 32, 6508, 203,38, 7th
    13. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 29, 5893, 203,21, 11th
    14. Chester King, PHI, 30, 6068, 202,27, 12th
    15. Peter Ahlen, SWE, 26, 5227, 201,04, 16th
    16. Andrew Fang, SIN, 30, 5991, 199,70, 8th
    17. Anders Österberg, SWE, 21, 4196, 199,81, 19th
    18. Frankie Colon Jr. PRC, 21, 4168, 198,48, 17th
    19. Tore Torgersen, NOR, 21, 4131, 196,71, 20th
    20. Marco Odio, CRC, 21, 4121, 196,24, 22nd
    21. Rolando A. Sebelen, DOM, 21, 4094, 194,95, 21st
    22. Rafael Gonzales, ESA, 21, 4092, 194,86, 18th