2012

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour TOC

03/12/13

Chan Shuk Han, Yannaphon Larp-apharat win 2012 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

2012ABFTToCYannaphonLarpapharatChanShukHan_small.jpgChan Shuk Han (r.) of Hong Kong and Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat (l.) won three matches en route to capture the women's and men's title in the Tournament of Champions, which concluded the 2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour. Chan topped No. Angkana Netrviseth of Thailand, in the women's title match, 211-180, to claim the title and the US$10,000 top prize. On the men's side, Yannaphon cruised to the title with a 243-194 victory over Andrew Frawley, Australia, to pocket US$20,000.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour TOC

03/12/13

Wu Siu Hong, Putty Armein earn No. 1 seeds for 2012 ABFT Tournament of Champions finals

Men's and women's field is down to the top players who will determine the champions in single-elimination bracket finals on Tuesday

2012ABFTToCWuSiuHong_small.jpgIMG 2012ABFTToCPuttyArmein_small.jpgWu Siu Hong of Hong Kong and Indonesia's Putty Armein led the men's and women's qualifying at the 2012 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions to earn the No. 1 seed in Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait. Siu Hong (.), the defending champion, averaged 233.2 for the ten-game round to lead the top eight men into the finals. Armein topped the women's qualifying with 2215.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #8

12/23/12

Shaker Al-Hassan concludes 2012 ABF Tour regular season with victory in Saudi Arabia

Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Macau's Julia Lam win the Tour's point ranking; lead the top 16 men and women into the Tournament of Champions March 11-12 in Kuwait

2012ABFT08ShakerAlHassan_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan (pictured), UAE, topped Salem Al-Hajras of Kuwait, 175-150, in an all-lefty final to win the last tournament of the 2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour regular season Saturday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Hassan received 75 ranking points for the victory en route to qualify for the Tournament of Champions in March 2013. Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia and Julia Lam of Macau finished atop the men's and women's rankings.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #7

10/11/12

Williem Widjaya, Angkana Netrviseth capture the titles at 2012 ABF Tour Indonesia leg

2012ABFT07WilliemWidjayaAngkanaNetrviseth_small.jpg Local bowler Williem Widjaya and Angkana Netrviseth (r-l) of Thailand captured the titles in the 2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesian leg Monday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta. In the men's title match, Widjaya defeated Michael Tsang of Hong Kong, 239-198, to claim his first career ABFT title. Netrviseth topped Alisha Nabila of Indonesia, 184-171, to win the women's title. The eighth and last ABF Tour leg will be held in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Dec. 22.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #6

06/18/12

Rickle Kam, Tang Joh Six earn the titles at 2012 ABF Tour Macau leg

COTAI International Bowling Center in Macau, China (June 17, 2012)

2012ABFT06TangJohSixRickleKam_small.jpgRickle Kam of Hong Kong and Tang Joh Six of Malaysia (r-l) won four matches each in single-elimination match play to earn the men's and women's title at the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Macau leg Sunday at COTAI International Bowling Center in Macau, China. Kam defeated Hengky Susanto of Indonesia in the men's final, 197-190 while Tang topped defending champion Julia Lam of Macau, 194-177, in the women's title match.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #5

06/11/12

Kang Bo Long, Gloria Yung win their first career ABF Tour title in Hong Kong

2012ABFT05GloriaYungKangBoLong_small.jpgKang Bo Long of Malaysia and Gloria Yung of Hong Kong (r-l) won the men's and women's single-elimination playoffs in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg to capture their first career ABF Tour title. Both players saved their best for last. Kang stormed to his first career AFT Tour victory with a huge 278-195 win against Hong Kong Open champ Fahad Al-Emadi of Qatar. Yung edged Cookie Lee in an all-Hong Kong affair by one pin, 212-211.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #4

05/06/12

Yousif Falah notches his first ABF Tour win in Egypt

Sinai International Open wins back-to-back titles in Cairo

2012ABFT04YousifFalah_small.jpgAfter three defeats in Asian Bowling Federation Tour title matches, Yousif Falah (pictured) of Bahrain finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated compatriot Masoud Saberi, 217-180, to notch his first career ABF Tour win at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. It was the second title within a week for the Bahraini, who also won the 14th Sinai International Open, which served as the qualifier for fourth leg of the 2012 ABF Tour. The next stop is the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg on June 10.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #3

04/20/12

Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong wins men's ABF Tour Thailand leg

Local favorite Yanee Saebe wins second consecutive women's title in Bangkok

2012ABFT03YaneeSaebeWuSiuHong_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (r.) of Hong Kong, and defending women's champion Yanne Saebe (l.) of Thailand claimed the titles in the ABF Tour Thailand leg Thursday at S.F. Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan in Nonthaburi. In the men's final, Siu Hong defeated fellow countryman Wicky Yeung, 210-174, to wrap up the title. Saebe saved her best for the last game, defeating compatriot Chantanee Sarnswang, 223-206, to win her second consecutive ABF Tour women's title in Bangkok.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #2

03/21/12

Hareb Al-Mansoori wins his first career ABF Tour title in Kuwait

Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (March 20, 2012)

2012ABFT02HarebAlMansooriSayedAlHashemi_small.jpgFor the third time in just one week, Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City hosted a major bowling event as the second leg of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour followed the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions and the 9th Kuwait Open. In an all UAE-affair, Hareb Al-Mansoori (l.) defeated Sayed Al-Hashemi (r.), 244-205, in the title match to capture his first career ABF Tour title. The third ABF Tour stop will be in Bangkok, Thailand on April 19.

2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #1

03/12/12

Australia's Andrew Frawley wins 2012 ABF Tour season opening event in Bahrain

Ozone Entertainment Center in Manama, Bahrain (March 10, 2012)

2012ABFT01AndrewFrawley_small.jpgLong-time Australian national team member and USBC Silver level coach, Andrew Frawley (pictured) captured the first title of the 2012 Asian Bowling Federation Tour by defeating Yousif Falah of Bahrain Saturday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Manama, Bahrain. In the title match, Frawley reeled off a seven-bagger to fly past his opponent, 259-213, and to win his first international title since the Thailand Open in the year 2010. There was no women's competition in this event.

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