Five of the top 8 move to the losers' bracket in opening round in Riyadh


    Saudi Arabia

    Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 29 - May 8, 2009)

    2009KSAOpenLogo_small.jpgJust three of the top 8 seeds survived the opening round of the double-elimination match play finals in the 3rd Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. No 1 seed Andres Gomez, Colombia, No. 3 Hussain Al-Suwaidi and No. 8 Saeed Al-Hajri, Qatar, swept their opponents, two-games-to-none, in the best-of-three games format.

    The other five including the three Thai bowlers Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Surasak Manuwong and Yannaphon Larp-apharat were sent into the losers' bracket by their lower-seeded opponents.

    The eight winners of the opening round remain in the winners' bracket.

    The winner will receive the USD25,000 top prize. Additionally, the top 16 Asian bowlers will qualify for the ABF Tour Saudi Arabia leg on May 9, 2009.

    Photos courtesy of Ammar Yamin.

    Related Articles

    Andres Gomez earns No. 1 seed for Double-Elimination Finals in Saudi Arabia
    Ahmed Al Rahimi wins qualifying in 3rd Kingdom International Open
    Yannaphon Larp-apharat moves to the top in 3rd Kingdom International Open
    Yousif Al-Falah carries momentum into 3rd Kingdom International Open


    3rd Kingdom International Open- Match Play Results

    Double elimination, best-of-three games matches

    Opening Round

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket.