2007

2007 ABF Tour

01/14/08

Kritchawat, Chan capture men's and women's title in ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 10-13, 2008)

2007ABFTToCchampionsChanKritchawat_small.jpg Chan Suk Han, Hong Kong (on the right), and Kritchawat Jampakhao, Thailand, captured the women's and men's title in the ABF Tour's season-ending Tournament of Champions at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Chan easily defeated the crowd's favorite Shalima Zalsha, Indonesia, 218-168, to capture the women' title and $10,000. The men's final was an all-Thailand affair between the two qualifying leaders. No. 1 seed, Kritchawat Jampakhao topped No. 2 Surasak Manuwong, 203-174, to cruise to victory, worth $20,000.

Indonesia

01/07/08

Battle for Glory begins in January

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ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The Asian Bowling Federation Tour 2007 Grand Finals - the Tournament of Champions - arrives in Jakarta for the fourth time at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center, January 10-13, where the top 16 men and top 16 women bowlers based on their 2007 Tour rankings will be vying for glory. The ABF Tour Tournament of Champions will be broadcasted LIVE on Indonesia Metro TV and the highlights of the finals will be televised later on local television channels of the seven countries where the tour was held.

2007 ABF Tour

01/02/08

Tournament of Champions concludes 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season

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ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour will conclude with the Tournament of Champions featuring the top 16 men and the top 16 women from the ABF Tour rankings. The prestigious tournament will be contested at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 10-13, 2008. The field is spearheaded by ABF ranking champions Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia and Kim Eun Jung, Korea.
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2007 ABF Tour

09/24/07

Landslide victory for Lalisang, Kim in 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour rankings

2007ABFT06HKGKimEunJung_small.jpg 2007ABFT06HKGRyanLalisang_small.jpg The 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour consisted of six tournaments in Kuwait, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. The legs in the Arabic countries, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were for men only. Ryan Lalisang (l.), Indonesia, and Kim Eun Jung (r.), Korea, won the 2007 men's and women's ABF Tour rankings by a landslide. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the 2007 ABF Tour rankings qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions. 

2007 ABFT #6

09/24/07

Lalisang and Kim win in Hong Kong to end 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour atop the rankings

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sep. 23, 2007)

2007ABFT06HKGRyanLalisangKimEunJung_small.jpg Asian Games champion Ryan Lalisang from Indonesia and Asia's No. 1 woman, Kim Eun Jung, Korea, earned the men's and women's titles in the final 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour leg at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. In a low-scoring men's title match, Lalisang defeated Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 163-149. Kim, who survived a 157-155 opening match against Lily Suhaimi, Indonesia, topped Bernice Lim, Singapore, in the women's title match, 200-165.

2007 ABFT #5

08/13/07

Rivera and Lai cruise to victory in ABF Tour Indonesia leg

Jaya Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia (August 12, 2007)

2006MWCBiboyRivera_small.jpg 2007WRMLaiKinNgoh_small.jpg Biboy Rivera (l.), Philippines and Lai Kin Ngoh (r.), Malaysia, flew past their opponents to cruise to victory in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg, the fifth stop of the ABF Tour in the year 2007. Rivera defeated Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 209-168 to win his first career ABF Tour title, while KN topped 2006 Asian ranking leader Putty Armein, Indonesia, 216-188, to win the Indonesia leg for the second time after 2005.

2007 ABFT #4

06/18/07

Oh and Joh Six climb the ladder to win at ABF Tour Philippines leg

SM Bowling Center at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines (June 17, 2007)

2007ABFT04TangJohSix_small.jpg 2007ABFT04ChampionOhYoungKi_small.jpg Oh Young Ki, Korea, and Tang Joh Six, Malaysia, won their four matches in single-elimination match play to claim the men's and women's title at the fourth stop of the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Pasay City, Philippines. Oh (l.) saved his best for the last firing the high game of the event to defeat Asian Games champion Ryan Lalisang, 257-233. On the women's side,  Six (r.) topped local favorite Marjo Reyes, 198-170. 

2007 ABFT #3

06/10/07

Al Suwaidi cruises to victory in Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (June 9, 2007)

2007ABFT03ChampionSBFPresidentJuraifani_small.jpg Hussain Al Suwaidi (pictured with Saudi Arabia Bowling Federation President Ibrahim Al-Juraifani) flew past Fadhel Al Mousawi, Kuwait, 205-139, in the championship match to cruise to victory in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Third and fourth place went to local bowlers Mohammed Al Saud and Yousef Akbar.

2007 ABFT #2

05/15/07

Kusonpithak and Kim win close matches to capture ABF Tour Thailand leg titles

SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand (May 14, 2007)

2007ABFT02Champions_small.jpg Somjed Kusonpithak, Thailand, defeated his compatriot Kritchawat Jampakao, by two pins, 187-185, while Kim Young Ju, Korea, won the women's championship match against Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand, by the closest possible margin, 203-202, en route to capture the titles in the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg at SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand.

2007 ABFT #1

04/16/07

Lalisang wins first stop of the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Kuwait

Cozmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 15, 2007)

2007ABFT01RyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang, the Asian Games champion from Indonesia, defeated Jason Belmonte, the two-hander from Australia, in the title match, 201-191, to win the first stop of the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Kuwait. Belmonte however set the TV highlights when he rolled a 299 game in the first round against Yannaphon Larp-apharat from Thailand and won in Round 2 in roll-off after a 234-234 tie vs. Yousif Akbar, Saudi Arabia.

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