2008

2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/18/09

Andrew Frawley, Tang Joh Six win the titles at ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

2008KSAAndrewFrawley_small.jpg 2007ABFT04TangJohSix_small.jpg Andrew Frawley (l.), Australia, and Tang Joh Six (r.), Malaysia, ended the 2008 season of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in the men's and women's Tournament of Champions Sunday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. In a high-class men's championship match, Frawley topped  Biboy Rivera, Philippines, 249-235, to win the prestigious title and the $20,000 top prize. In the women's final, Tang Joh Six defeated 2008 ABF Tour point ranking leader Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 207-202

2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/18/09

Thai men and Indonesian women earn top seeds for ABF Tour Tournament of Champions Finals

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg Somjed Kusonpithak and Sithiphol Kunaksorn, both Thailand, and Tannya Roumimper and Sharon Limansantoso, both Indonesia, earned the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the single-elimination finals of the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Kusonpithak averaged 218.71 on the second day of qualifying and won all but one of his seven matches to leap to spots in the lead in the men's division with 3334 15-game total and an 11-4 won-loss record. Trailing day one leader Limansantoso by 11 pins  Roumimper rolled the second highest 1460 series (208.57 average) and won five out of seven matches to lead the qualifying in the women's division with 3261 and a 9-6 won-loss record.


2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/16/09

Philippine men and Indonesian women dominate first block of qualifying in the 2008 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

2008AsCChesterKing_small.jpg Chester King (left), Philippines, and Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia, set the pace in the 2008 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions after the first 8-game block Friday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. King felled 1690 pins over eight games and won six of his eight matches (10 pins bonus per win) to lead the men's field with a score of 1750. Mere two pins behind to sit in second place was King's compatriot Biboy Rivera with 1748. On the women's side, Sharon Limansantoso beat out her team mate Tannya Roumimper for the top spot by 11 pins, 1762 to 1751.

2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/15/09

Tournament of Champions ends 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

2008ABFToCVanessaFung_small.jpg 2008ESMCShakerAlHassan_small.jpg 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour point ranking leaders Vanessa Fung (pictured left), Hong Kong and Shaker Al-Hassan (right) lead the field of 16 men and 16 women into the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions January 16-18 at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 32 players will compete for total prize fund of USD103,000 - $62,000 for the men and $41,000 for the women. The champions will walk away with $20,000 and $10,000, respectively.

2008 ABF Tour #6

11/17/08

Park, Kunaksorn claim the titles in the last event of the 2008 ABF Tour in Indonesia

Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia (Nov. 16, 2008)

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Park Jin Hee and Sithiphol Kunaksorn from Thailand captured the last titles of the 2008 ABF Tour season Sunday at Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the women's title match, Park defeated Zatil Iman, 195-193, after the Malaysian opened in the final two frames. Kunaksorn had games of 224, 228, and 241 on his way to the men's title match where he edged Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, by one pin, 230-229. With the 75 ranking points for the victory, both champions made the top 16, who qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions from Jan. 16-18, 2009 also at Ancol Bowl in Jakarta.

2008 ABF Tour #5

06/30/08

Another clean sweep for The Philippines in ABF Tour; Layoso earns second title in two days

SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City, Philippines (June 29, 2008)

2008ABFT05ApplePosadas_small.jpg 2008ABFT05BenshirLayoso_small.jpg Philippine Open Masters champion Benshir Layoso and Apple Posadas posted bog scores to win the fifth stop of the 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour at SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City, Philippines. Layoso, who sealed the victory in the Open Saturday with back-to-back 260s, rolled games of 238, 278 and 277 in his first three rounds and topped compatriot Chester King in the title match, 239-234. Posadas saved her best for the last game, when she flew past fellow countrywoman Lovella Catalan, 258-199, to win the women's title.

2008 ABF Tour #4

06/09/08

Al-Shafi, Chen claim the titles ABF Tour Hong Kong leg

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China

2008ABFT04ChenDongdong_small.jpg 2008ABFT04BandarAlShafi_small.jpg Hong Kong Open Masters champion Bandar Al-Shafi (left) of Qatar defeated Oh Young Ki, Korea, 235-226, in the title match of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg to win his second title within two days at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. On the women's side, Chen Dongdong (right) from China held off local favorite Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 245-214, to secure the women's title. The event was the fourth leg of the 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour.

2008 ABF Tour #3

04/30/08

Lalisang defends his title at ABF Tour Kuwait leg

Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 29, 2008)

2008ABFT03RyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia defeated Hussain Al-Suwaidi, 217-204, in the title match of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Kuwait leg, to successfully defend his title at Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City. In the semi-final, Lalisang eliminated Kuwait Open champion Jason Belmonte, Australia, in a re-match of last year's final, 222-208. In the other semi-final, Al-Suwaidi sidelined Kuwaiti Khaled Al-Dubyyan, 207-204. The fourth stop of the ABF Tour will be held in Hong Kong on June 8.

2008 ABF Tour #2

04/22/08

Different tournament, same outcome: Al-Hassan beats Oqab again to win ABF Tour Saudi Arabia leg

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 22, 2008)

2008KSAShakerAlHassan3_small.jpg 2008KSANaifOqab_small.jpg After finishing 1, 2 in the 2nd Kingdom International Open winner Shaker Al-Hassan (left) and runner-up Naif Oqab met for a re-match in the finals of the 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg once again at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Hassan, who won the Open and $30,000, 224-208, remained undefeated as he flew past his compatriot, 245-215, to win the title and 75 ranking points, but no prize money.

2008 ABF Tour #1

04/15/08

Kusonpithak defends his title; wins ABF Tour season opening event in Thailand

Zhang Yun Hong wins first career ABF Tour title in women's division

2008ABFT01Champions_small.jpg Defending champion Somjed Kusonpithak, Thailand, won back-to-back Asian Bowling Federation Tour titles in Thailand when he defeated fellow-countryman Pasut Punsanthaveekul in the men's title match of the 2008 season opener, 201-192. Zhang Yun Hong, China, captured her first career victory at S.F. Strike Bowl in Ngamwongwan, Thailand, with a 199-168 win over 2007 Asian and ABF Tour Ranking champion Kim Eun Jung, Korea.

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