2015

2015 ABF Tour #9

12/08/15

Ryan Lalisang earns his third ABF Tour title of the season; wins the 2015 point ranking

Indonesian finishes the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with back-to-back victories to lead the top 16 players into the 2016 Tournament of Champions

2015ABFT09RyanLalisangSheikhTalal_small.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang (pictured left with Sheikh Talal) won his second consecutive title and the third overall on the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour when he defeated Rickle Kam of Hong Kong, 278-232, in the title match of the Saudi Arabia leg Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh. With the victory, Lalisang concluded the season as the Tour's point ranking winner and will lead the top 16 men into the 2016 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.

2015 ABF Tour

12/08/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour concludes after 9 legs

The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the point rankings advance to the 2016 Tournament of Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consisted of 9 legs, five in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earned ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 13-14, 2016 in Kuwait.

2015 ABF Tour #8

10/29/15

Ryan Lalisang, Nadia Pramanik sweep ABF Tour Indonesia titles on home turf

Lalisang becomes the first multiple champion of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season; Pramanik wins her second title within two days

2015ABFT08RyanLalisangNadiaPramanik_small.jpg Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Nadia Pramanik (l-r) swept the men's and women's titles in the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg Monday on their home turf at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the second title for Pramanik within two days after winning the women's open masters in the 13th Indonesia International Open on Sunday. Lalisang, who won the Kuwait leg in March, became the first multiple champion this season.

2015 ABF Tour #7

09/01/15

Sam Cooley, Wendy Chai conquer Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg

2015ABFT07SamCooley_small.jpg2015ABFT07WendyChai_small.jpgAustralia's Sam Cooley (l.) and Wendy Chai (r.) of Malaysia remained undefeated in the single-elimination match play finals to conquer the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Monday at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. It marked the second time in their career that Cooley and Chai won the men's and women's division in the same ABF Tour event after the 2013 ABFT Thailand leg.

2015 ABF Tour #6

06/23/15

Michael Mak, Veronica De Souza unstoppable in ABF Tour Macau leg

2015ABFT06MichaelMakVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg Hong Kong's Michael Mak (l.) and local favorite Veronica De Souza (r.) posted big games in the finals of the 2015 ABF Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday in Macau, China. Mak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma, with the front five strikes and finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory. De Souza threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

2015 ABF Tour #5

05/03/15

Kuwait's Mohannad Ebrahim cruises to the title in ABF Tour Egypt leg

2015ABFT05MohannadEbrahim_small.jpgMohannad Ebrahim (pictured) of Kuwait flew past Ayman Hashem of Egypt, 217-145, in the title match of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Egypt leg to win his first career ABF Tour title Friday, May 1st, at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Ebrahim earned a $1,000 bonus for the victory and received 75 ranking points to leap into third place in the men's ranking after five out of ten events with 113 points. Naif Oqab of the United Arab Emirates leads with 137 points.

2015 ABF Tour #4

04/18/15

Lee Tak Man (MAC), Korngunya Aree (THA) triumph in ABF Tour Thailand leg

2015ABFT04KorngunyaAreeLeeTakMan2_small.jpgLee Tak Man (right) of Macau and Thailand's Korngunya Aree (left) remained undefeated in the single-elimination matches Friday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok to capture the men's and women's titles in the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg. Lee defeated Sam Cooley of Australia, 225-213, to win his second Asian Bowling Federation Tour title. In an all-Thai women's finale, Aree edged Yanee Saebe, 184-183, for her first Tour victory.

2015 ABF Tour #3

03/15/15

Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang posts big numbers to win ABF Tour Kuwait leg

2015ABFT03RyanLalisang_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia posted big numbers on his way to the title in the ABF Tour Kuwait leg Sunday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait. Lalisang ousted Ayad Al-Ameeri of Kuwait in the opening round, 222-172, and went on to defeat Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar in the quarterfinal, 258-240, and Mohammed Janahi of Bahrain in the semifinal, 220-186. In the championship match, Lalisang flew past Aseel Al-Roomi of Kuwait to wrap up the title, 267-179.

2015 ABF Tour #2

03/08/15

Kuwait's Yaqoub Al-Shatti claims his first victory on the ABF Tour in Bahrain leg

2015ABFT02YaqoubAlShatti2_small.jpgKuwait's Yaqoub Al-Shatti (pictured) captured his first title on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour by defeating Hussain Al Suwaidi, UAE, in a high-scoring title match, 265-247, Sunday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. Al-Shatti finished the 13th Bahrain International Championship in 53rd place to qualify for the Bahrain leg. In the semi-finals, Al-Shatti ousted his compatriot and Qatar leg runner-up Khaled Al Dubyyan 225-182, while Al Suwaidi took care of Tony Balabbo, Philippines, 227-185.

2015 ABF Tour #1

02/28/15

Qatar's Ghanim Aboujassoum wins 2015 ABF Tour season opener on home turf

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Ghanim Aboujassoum (pictured) of Qatar topped Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait, 193-161, to win the season opener of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Aboujassoum, who finished 26th in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 to qualify for the Qatar leg, ousted his compatriot Mohammed Al-Merekhi in the Round of 16, 258-219, then defeated Kuwaiti Jassem Al-Saqer in the quarterfinal, 229-167, and Mohammed Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia in the semi-final, 217-160.

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