ABF Tour

2016 ABF Tour #4

07/18/16

Michael Mak, Han Kyeo Rae triumph in ABF Tour Hong Kong leg

Mak defeats Hardy Rachmadian in roll-off to win his second consecutive ABF Tour title; Han prevails in all-Korean women's final over Lee Na Young

2016ABFT04MichaelMakHanKyeoRae_small.jpg Michael Mak of Hong Kong (l.) continued hot hand and captured his third title in 10 days and the second consecutive on the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour defeating Hardy Rachmadian, Indonesia, in roll-off on home turf Monday at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In an all-Korean women's final, Han Kyeo Rae (r.) topped Lee Na Young, 241-211, to seal the victory. Both champions received US$1,000 apiece while the runner-ups got US$500.

2016 ABF Tour

07/18/16

2016 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of six legs in East Asia featuring the top 16 Asian men and the top 16 Asian women of the foregoing international open tournaments, and four ranking tournaments in the Middle East in which the top 16 men in the finals standings receive ranking points. Alisports, the official partner of the ABF Tour provides US$4,000 for each of the six legs. The top 16 men and women at the end of the 2016 season will qualify for the Tournament of Champions in 2017.

2016 ABF Tour #3

07/11/16

Michael Mak, Hsu Chun-Yi conquer ABF Tour Chinese Taipei leg

2016ABFT03MichaelMakHsuChunYi_small.jpg Fresh off his victory in the 16th Chinese Taipei International Open Michael Mak of Hong Kong defeated Hsu Chin-Tsai of Chinese Taipei, 267-222, to win his second title within two days in the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour's Chinese Taipei leg Sunday at Southern Bowling Center in Kaohsiung City. In an all-Taiwanese women's final, debutant Hsu Chun-Yi topped Tsai Hsin-Yi, 244-199, to become the first Taiwanese woman to win an ABF Tour title on Chinese Taipei soil.

2016 ABF Tour #2

06/28/16

Daisuke Yoshida, Lee Young Seung win first ABF Tour title in Macau

2016ABFT02DaisukeYoshidaLeeYoungSeung_small.jpgDaisuke Yoshida of Japan and Korea's Lee Young Seung took full advantage of the World Bowling scoring system which debuted on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour when they captured their first ABFT title in Macau, China. Yoshida (l.) defeated Cheng Hsing Chao of Chinese Taipei, 245-218, to cruise to the men's title. 2015 Macau Open champion Lee claimed the women's title in her first ABF Tour event, when she topped Cheng's fellow countrywoman Wang Ya Ting, 223-190.

ABF Tour News

06/19/16

World Bowling's scoring system to debut at ABF Tour Macao

2016ABFTLogo_small.jpgAthletes and bowling fans in Asia will witness the debut of World Bowling's new scoring system at the 2016 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour Macao leg on June 27, 2016 in Macao, China, which will be broadcast live in Malaysia and in China. The new scoring system was proposed by an all-star panel of international bowling experts, including World Bowling leaders, athletes, coaches, news media and commercial bowling industry experts.

2016 ABF Tour #1

04/18/16

Sam Cooley, Sharon Koh conquer ABF Tour Thailand leg

2016ABFT01SamCooleySharonKoh_small.jpg Aussie Sam Cooley and Sharon Koh of Malaysia remained undefeated to win the men's and women's titles in the 2016 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg Monday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok. Cooley (l.) averaged 265.25 over four games and cruised to his third career ABFT title with a near-perfect 295-216 win against local favorite Yannaphon Larpapharat. Koh (r.) captured her her first ABFT title with a 227-213 victory over team mate Hee Kar Yen.

ABF Tour News

04/07/16

Alisports to be the Official Partner for the 2016 ABF Tour

2016ABFTLogo_small.jpgFor the first time since 2004, when the ABF Tour became the official Tour of Asian Bowling Federation, an official partner, Alisports, will be involved with the 2016 Tour commencing April when the ABF Tour -Thailand will be held on April 18 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Established September 9th, 2015, Alisports will take care of the TV production and media exposure through their media platform for six of the legs of the 2016 ABF Tour.

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.

2014 ABT Tour TOC

03/17/15

Yousif Falah, Chan Shuk Han emerge as 2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

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Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain and Hong Kong's Chan Shuk Han (r.) won the 2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions Tuesday afternoon at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. In the men's title match, Falah defeated Yannaphon Larp-apharat of Thailand, 187-155, to claim the title and the $20,000 top prize. On the women's side, Chan topped Wendy Chai of Malaysia, 221-183, to earn her second title and the $10,000 first place check.

2014 ABF Tour TOC

03/17/15

Indonesia's Lalisang, Limansantoso lead top 8 men and women into quarterfinals

Players to determine the champions in Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals

2015AsCRyanLalisang2_small.jpg 2014AsianGamesSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (l.) and defending women's champion Sharon Limansantoso (r.) topped men's and women's Round One of the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions to lead the top eight players into Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. The single-elimination bracket finals feature one-game matches. The men's champion will receive the US$20,000 top prize while the women's champion will walk away with US$10,000.

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.

2014 ABF Tour #9

12/03/14

Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Al Dolijan wins season-ending ABF Tour event in Riyadh

Shaker Al-Hassan (UAE) and Sharon Limansantoso (INA) win the 2014 ABFT men's and women's point ranking

2014ABFT09AbdullahAlDolijan_small.jpg Local favorite Abdullah Al Dolijan (pictured) won his first career Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in the Saudi Arabia leg Wednesday, December 3, at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh as he flew past Khaled Al Dubyyan of Kuwait, 223-147, in the title match. Shaker Al-Hassan, United Arab Emirates, emerged as the men's point ranking leader while Sharon Limansantoso of Indonesia finished atop the women's ranking. The top 16 men and women qualified for the Tournament of Champions.

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