2011 Abu Dhabi

2011 Asian Championships

01/23/11

Al-Dubyyan, Sun-Ok end 21st Asian Championships with gold in Masters

Korean men and women dominate the medal tally in Abu Dhabi

2011AscMastersKhaledAlDubyyanHwangSunOk_small.jpgKhaled Al-Dubyyan (l.) of Kuwait and Korean star Hwang Sun-Ok (r.) took different routes to win the Men's and Women's Masters titles in the final event of the 21st Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. Top-seeded Al-Dubyyan, flew past No. 2 seed, Choi Bok-Eum of Korea, 499-408, to win the men's title. On the women's side, Team and All Events champion Sun-Ok, seeded third, eliminated team, mate Son Yun-Hee in the opening match, 213-201, fand top-seeded Haruka Matsuda, Japan, in the title match, 505-430.

2011 Asian Championships

01/23/11

Indonesians Lalisang, Limansantoso take the lead in Masters at Asian Championships

Second 8-game block on short oil and three-player stepladder finals to follow on Sunday

2011AsCRyanLalisangSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgRyan Lalisang and Sharon Limansantoso, both of Indonesia, took the lead in the men's and women's Masters match play after the first eight games on medium oil at the 21st Asian Championships Saturday at Khalifa Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Lalisang outaveraged his nearest competitor by more than 23 pins and won seven of his eight matches to take a commanding 205-pin lead in the men's division. Limansantoso averaged 222.75 and leads Haruka Matsuda, Japan by nine pins. 

2011 Asian Championships

01/22/11

Korean men cruise to the Team title at 21 Asian Championships

UAE, Kuwait take silver and bronze; Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong becomes All Events champion

2011AsCM5Korea_small.jpg2011AsCMAEWuSiuHong_small.jpgOvernight leader Korea (l.) with Choi Bok-Eum, Choi Yong-Kyu, Suh Sang-Cheon, Hong Hae-Sol, Cho Young-Seon and Jang Dong-Chul claimed the men's Team gold at the 21st Asian Championships in Abu Dhabi,. The host country UAE got silver and Kuwait took bronze. Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong (r.) was crowned All Events champion while Cho Young-Seon, Korea, and Bahrain's Yousif Falah got silver and bronze.

2011 Asian Championships

01/22/11

Korean women easily defend Team title at 21 Asian Championships

Out-average Silver and bronze medalists Japan, Singapore by more than 12 pins

2011AsCW5Korea_small.jpg2011AsCWAEHwangSunOk_small.jpgDefending champion Korea (pictured) with Hwang Sun-Ok, Hong Su-Yeon, Jeon Eun-Hee, Son Yun-Hee and Gye Min-Young outaveraged their nearest competitors by more than 12 pins to win the women's Team title at the 21st Asian Championships. Japan secured silver and Singapore took bronze. Hwang Sun-Ok (r.) and Son Yun-Hee captured gold and silver in All Events. Singapore's Daphne Tan earned bronze.

2011 Asian Championships

01/21/11

Korea gets off to a blistering start in men's Team event at 21st Asian Championships

2010ABFT02WuSiuHong_small.jpgKorea got off to a blistering start in the men's five-player Team event at the UAE Asian Championships as Choi Bok-Eum, Choi Yong-Kyu, Cho Young-Seon, Suh Sang-Cheon and Jang Dong-Chul tallied a 3310 series (1133-1091-1086), a 220.67 average, to take the lead after three games on short oil. The team of the host country is 31 pins behind in second place with Hong Kong a distant third at 3186. Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong (pictured) leads All Events after 21 out of 24 games with 4727 pinfall total and an average of 225.10.

2011 Asian Championships

01/21/11

Consistency pays off for Japanese women team at 21st Asian Championships

Lead Korea and Singapore halfway through the six-game team event

2011AsCW1HwangSunOk2_small.jpgJapan's Misaki Mukotani, Yukari Homma, Rina Asada, Haruka Matsuda and Kanako Ishimine took the lead in the women's five-player Team event at the 21st Asian Championships due to bowling the most consistent block of three games on short oil Friday morning at Khalifa Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The fivesome totaled 3098 (206.53 ave.) to take a 25-pin lead over defending champion Korea (3073) and a 46-pin edge over Singapore (3052). With three games to go on medium oil, Korea's Hwang Sun-Ok (pictured) maintained a 20-pin lead over Singapore's Daphne Tanin All Events.

2011 Asian Championships

01/21/11

Malaysia wins first gold medal at Abu Dhabi Asian Championships in Men Trios

Silver and bronze for the host country, Korea's Choi Bok-Eum shoots his second perfecto

2010MWCMastersChoiBokEum_small.jpg2011AsCM3AaronKongMuhdNurAiman SyafiqRidhwan_small.jpgAaron Kong, Muhd Nur Aiman and Syafiq Ridhwan (l-r) knocked down 1894 pins on short oil to win the first gold medal for Malaysia in Men Trios at the 21st Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Thursday at Khalifa Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The silver and the bronze medal went to the host country. Korea's Choi Bok-Eum (r.) rolled his second 300 game in this Championship.

2011 Asian Championships

01/20/11

First gold medal for Korean women in Trios event at 21st Asian Championships

Short-oil leader Malaysia moves into second place; Japan earns bronze medal

2011AsCW3GyeMinYoungShinBoHyunSonYunHee_small.jpgSon Yun-Hee, Shin Bo-Hyun and Gye Min-Young (r-l) captured the first gold medal for the Korean women's team at the 21st Asian Championships by winning the Women Trios event. The Koreans, who took the lead after the first 3-game block on medium oil, rolled the second-highest 1869 series on short oil to win the title with 3851 total (213.94 ave.). Malaysia leaped from fifth to second place to earn the silver medal and Japan maintained the third place to take bronze.

2011 Asian Championships

01/20/11

Malaysia takes comfortable lead in Men Trios after Block One on medium oil

UAE and Kuwait trios distant second and third

2011AsCM3AaronKongSyafiqRidhwanMuhdNurAiman_small.jpgAaron Kong, Muhd Nur Aiman and Syafiq Ridhwan (l-r) of Malaysia took a comfortable 84-pin lead in Men Trios at the 21st Asian Championships after the first block on medium oil on Wednesday afternoon. The Malaysians checked in with 2095 pinfall total (232.78). UAE's Sayed Ibrahim, Mahmood Al-Attar and Mohd.Al-Qubaisi, were a distant second with 2011 followed by Kuwait's Basil Al-Anzi, Mohammed Al-Rageebah and Khaled Al-Dubyyan in third place with 1965.

2011 Asian Championships

01/19/11

Korean women on course for first gold medal in Trios event at Asian Championships

Singapore, Japan in second and third after first 3-game block on medium oil

2011AsCW3GyeMinYoungShinBoHyunSonYunHee_small.jpgSon Yun-Hee, Shin Bo-Hyun and Gye Min-Young (r-l) led the women Trios event after the first block of three games on medium oil Wednesday morning and have their sights set on winning the first women's gold medal for Korea in the 21st Asian Championships. The threesome knocked down 1982 pins, an average of 220.22, to lead Singapore and Japan by 63 and 88 pins, respectively. The 18 women trios will return on Thursday morning for the second 3-game block on short oil.

2011 Asian Championships

01/19/11

Second gold medal for Korea in Men's Doubles at 21st Asian Championships

Kuwait takes the silver medal; Indonesia gets bronze

2011AsCW2ChoiYongKyuHongHaeSol_small.jpgHong Hae-Sol and Choi Yong-Kyu (pictured, r-l) captured the second gold medal for the Korean men's team as the duo won the Doubles competition with 2682 six-game total and an average of 223.50. Basil Al-Anzi and Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, led Squad B with 2672 but fell 10 pins short of the gold medal and settled for the silver medal. Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Yeri Ramadona took the bronze with 2638. Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong overtook the lead in All Events.

2011 Asian Championships

01/18/11

Singapore women cruise to Doubles Gold at 21st Asian Championships

Malaysia, takes, silver, Indonesia gets bronze, Koreans empty-handed in 4th through 6th

2011AsCW2Top3_small.jpgDaphne Tan and Bernice Lim (center) of Singapore averaged 225.25 over six team games on medium oil to cruise to the gold medal in Women Doubles in the 21st Asian Championships at Khalifa Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jacqueline Sijore and Siti Safiyah Amirah (left) of Malaysia took the silver medal with 2636. Sharon Limansantoso and Putty Armein (right) of Indonesia beat out three Korean Doubles to earn the bronze medal with 2586.


2011 Asian Championships

01/18/11

Cho Young-Seon wins first gold medal for Korea in Men Singles

Korea's Choi Bok-Eum rolls first 300 game of the 21st Asian Championships

2011AsCM1ChoYoungSeon_small.jpg2010MWCChoiBokEum_small.jpgCho Young-Seon (l.) of Korea captured the first gold medal for Korea in the Men Singles event of the 21st Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. Young-Seon knocked down 1433 pins in Squad 1 on short oil, and remained unchallenged during the second squad to win the title. Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong, earned the silver medal with 1386. Yousif Falah of Bahrain took bronze with 1382. Korea's Choi Bok-Eum (r.) rolled the first 300 game of the championships

2011 Asian Championships

01/17/11

Australia's Lexi Nicoll starts 21st Asian Championships with victory in Women Singles

2011AsCW1HwangSunOk LexiNicollSitiShazwani_small.jpgLexi Nicoll (center) of Australia claimed the first gold medal in the 21st Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships at Khalifa Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE as she rolled a 1390 six-game series on short oil to win the Women Singles competition. Multiple World and Asian champion Hwang Sun-Ok (l.), Korea, finished strong to tie Siti Shazwani (r.), Malaysia at 1364 to share the silver medal. Places 4-6 went to Korean bowlers Son Yun-Hee, Jeon Eun-Hee and Gye Min-Young.

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