2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour


Clean sweep for Indonesia in 2009 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Lalisang, Limansantoso win the 2009 season-ending titles in Kuwait

2009ABFToCRyanLalisangSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Sharon Limansantoso finished the 2009 ABF Tour with victory in the Tournament of Champions Friday in Salmiya City, Kuwait. In the men's title match, Lalisang struck 10 times before he left a 10-pin standing to shut out Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 289-199. Lalisang pocketed $20,000 for first place. Limansantoso stunned recent ABTT ranking champion Kim Eun Jung, Korea, who led the preliminaries with a 208.40 average, 204-178, to win her first major title and the $10,000 top prize.

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King, Park win final leg of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Indonesia

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Oct. 18, 2009)

2009ABFTou07ParkJinHeeChesterKing_small.jpgChester King, Philippines and Park Jin Hee, Korea, won the seventh and final leg of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Sunday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. King captured his first career victory on the ABF Tour with a 170-147 victory against Phiriyahbhoon Pithakvarakorn, Thailand,. Park took revenge for the defeat in the Ancol Open against Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 226-193. The top 16 men and women in the 2009 ABFT rankings qualified for the 2010 Tournament of Champions

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Al-Hassan, Joh Six win the 6th Asian Bowling Federation leg in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Oct. 4, 2009)

2009ABFTou06TangJohSixShakerAlHassan_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan and Malaysia's Tang Joh Six claimed the titles in the men's and women's division in the 2009 ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Sunday at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. Al-Hassan captured the title with a 184-178 victory over local favorite Wu Siu Hong. On the women's side, Tang Joh Six denied Putty Armein's bid for back-to-back ABF Tour titles, 232-189. The Indonesian has won the fifth tour stop in Macau.

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Tsang, Armein win inaugural ABF Tour Macau, China leg

Cotai Bowling Center in Macau, China (Sept. 6, 2009)

2009ABFTou05PuttyArmeinMichaelTsang_small.jpgHong Kong's Michael Tsang defeated Phoemphun Yakasem, Thailand, 176-165, in the title match en route to claim his second Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in the inaugural Macau leg Sunday at Cotai Bowling Center in Macau, China. In an all-Indonesian women's finale, Putty Armein flew past Tannya Roumimper, 264-179, to end a three-year title drought. The sixth leg of the 2009 ABF Tour will be staged in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, October 4 at Hong Kong Bowling City.

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Larp-apharat posts big scores to win ABF Tour Saudi Arabia leg

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (May 9, 2009)

2009SOYannaphonLarpapharat_small.jpgYannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, averaged 247.75 in the one-game single-elimination finals en route to claim the title in the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg Saturday in Riyadh. In the high-scoring championship match, Larp-apharat topped Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 265-244, to capture his second major title this year after winning the Thailand Open last month. In the semis, Larp-apharat eliminated Cyrus Cheung, Hong Kong, 217-198, while Lalisang ousted Qatar veteran Saeed Al-Hajri, 187-171.

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Benchawan Poungthondurasg, Hussain Al-Suwaidi capture third ABF Tour leg in Thailand

S.F. Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand (April 20, 2009)

2008AsCHussainAlSuwaidi_small.jpgBenchawan Poungthong, Thailand and Hussain Al-Suwaidi (pictured left) walked away the winners in the third leg of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Thailand. Benchawan defeated Thailand Open champion def. Tang Joh Six, Malaysia, in the women's title match, 189-186, to claim her first ABF Tour title. Al-Suwaidi, who started the 2009 season with victory in Kuwait, won his second title in a low scoring encounter against Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, 172-142.

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Eric Tseng beats three Bahrainis to win 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Baharain leg

Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain (April 12, 2009)

2008ABFT02EricTseng_small.jpgEric Tseng, Hong Kong, improved on a second place finish in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour season opening leg in Kuwait 10 days ago en route to win the Bahrain leg on Easter Sunday at Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain. Tseng eliminated Qatari Mubarak Al-Muraikhi and three Bahrainis on his way to the title. In the championship match, Tseng stunned tournament favorite Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 235-191, to secure the title.

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Al-Suwaidi starts 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in Kuwait

Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 2, 2009)

2008ABFT01HussainAlSuwaidiEricTseng_small.jpg2008 Asian ranking champion Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, defeated Eric Tseng (l-r), Hong Kong, 214-146, in the championship match to win the season-opener of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Kuwait. Al-Suwaidi, seeded first among the top 16 Asian bowlers of the final standings in the Kuwait Open (below right), improved on a second place finish last year, where he lost to Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 217-204. Lalysang was the No. 2 seed in this year's event but fell to Tseng in the opening round, 226-223.

ABF Tour News


Asian Bowling Federation Tour teams up with Wharf House

3-year appointment starts immediately

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The Asian Bowling Federation Tour has established a comprehensive new strategic alliance with international sports marketing agency Wharf House, under which Wharf House has been appointed to exclusively market the worldwide marketing and media rights for the ABF Tour, including the ABF Tour's flagship event, the Tournament of Champions. The 3-year appointment, which starts immediately, will also enable the ABF Tour to benefit from a detailed technical analysis, by Wharf House, of its existing sporting and commercial strategies.

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