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Qatar

02/29/16

Daphne Tan holds commanding lead in H.H. Emir Cup

Tan leads the 85-player field from 21 countries by 232 pins over Kuwait's Mostafa Almousawi

2016HHEmirCupDaphneTan_small.jpgSquad A leader Daphne Tan (pictured) continued to hold a commanding lead in the H.H. Emir Cup 2016 after the 36 B squad bowlers have completed their 16-game qualifying Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. The Singaporean standout averaged 242.56 to lead the 85-player field from 21 countries with 4009 total. Mostafa Almousawi of Kuwait used high games of 299 and a pair of 279s in the second 8-game block Sunday to overtake second place with 3773 and an average of 235.81, 236 pins behind leader Tan.

Qatar

02/28/16

Daphne Tan shoots 300 to take the lead in H.H. Emir Cup 2016 after Squad A

Four Singaporean women in the top 8 after the first of three 16-game qualifying rounds in Qatar

2016HHEmirCupSaeedAlHajriDaphneTan_small.jpgLong-time Singaporean women's national team member Daphne Tan rolled her first career 300 game on the way to take the lead in the H.H. Emir Cup 2016 after the conclusion of squad A Friday in Doha, Qatar. Tan, who achieved perfection in the first game of her first block, earned the Day 1 High Series Award worth 200 Dollar. She followed the 2054 with 1955, including handicap, to lead the field of 50 bowlers with 4009 total and an average of 242.56 for 16 games.

Saudi Arabia

12/07/15

Big payday for Francois Louw; South African wins 9th Kingdom International Open

Louw defeats Denmark's Frederik Øhrgaard in the decisive game to earn the $25,000 top prize; Louw and Øhrgaard achieve perfection

ImageImageFrancois Louw (l.) of South Africa defeated Frederik Øhrgaard (r.) of Denmark in the decisive game to win the 9th Kingdom International Open Monday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and to pocket the $25,000 top prize. As top seeded player, Louw must be defeated twice to win the title. He took full advantage of the rule as he rebounded from a 247-226 loss in game one with a 247-239 win in game two to seal the victory.

Saudi Arabia

12/06/15

It's down to 16 at 9th Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia

Singapore's Ong leads 12 bowlers into a final round clash with the top 5 qualifiers

2015KingdomOpenLogo_small.jpgRemy Ong of Singapore averaged 236.13 for eight games to lead the semi-final round at the 9th Kingdom International Open Sunday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ong toppled 1889 pins to lead the top 12 players into a final round clash with the top 4 qualifiers, who received a first round bye. Those 16 will bowl another eight-game round starting Monday at 1 p.m. Arabia Standard Time (AST) before the cut to the top 5 for the stepladder finals.

Saudi Arabia

12/06/15

Wu Siu Hong wins qualifying in 9th Kingdom International Open

World Cup champion from Hong Kong averages over 226 for 12 games to lead 32 players into the finals; Denmark's Frederik Øhrgaard hits the cutoff number for 28th place with 2386 (198.83 average)

ImageFresh of his victory in the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Wu Siu Hong (pictured) of Hong Kong averaged 226.67 for a 2720 12-game total to win the qualifying of the 9th Kingdom International Open which concluded Saturday with an optional six-game block to replace a lower series at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Wu rolled a 1315 series, an average of 219.17, including games of 228, 215, 258, 248, 205 and 161, to replace a 1269 low series and to overtake previous leader Ryan Lalisang by 38 pins.

Saudi Arabia

12/04/15

Ryan Lalisang takes over pole position in Saudi Arabia after Round Two

Indonesian averages over 223.50 for 12 games to lead the 80-player field with 2682 total; Wu Siu Hong (HKG) achieves perfection; heading into the last qualifying day, the score to make the cut in 28th place is 2308 (192.33average)

2015KIORyanLalisang_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia averaged 223.50 for 12 games to lead the 9th Kingdom International Open as 80 players from 18 countries have completed their second block of qualifying at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Asian Games champion averaged 230.50 on Friday and added 1383 to his 1299 first round pinfall to leap from fourth to first place with 2682 total. The top three bowlers plus the next Saudi bowler after tomorrow's optional third block will earn a first-round bye.

Saudi Arabia

12/04/15

Khaled Aldubyyan leads 9th Kingdom International Open after the first round

Kuwaiti averages over 230 to lead the 80-player field with 1389; score to make the cut in 28th place is currently 1153 (192.17 average)

2015KIOKhaledAldubyyan_small.jpg2015KIOFrancoisLouw_small.jpg Khaled Aldubyyan (l.) of Kuwait averaged 231.50 for six games to take the first round lead in the 9th Kingdom International Open Thursday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The former World Ranking Masters champion rebounded from a slow start in Squad B (193) with 247, 223, 268, 200 and 258 for 1389 total. Trailing Aldubyyan by 44 pins to sit in second place was Francois Louw (r.) of South Africawith 1345.

Indonesia

10/25/15

Nadia Pramanik (INA), Benshir Layoso (PHI) win 13th Indonesia Open in overtime

2015INAOpenNadiaPramanikBenshirLayoso_small.jpgIndonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Benshir Layoso of the Philippines (l-r) captured the open masters titles in the 13th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship which concluded Sunday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta with the six-player stepladder finals. Both title matches went into overtime as top-seeded Pramanik and Layoso both lost the first match. As in most of the major tournaments in Asia, the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

Japan

10/18/15

Aichi-Ken dominates bowling competition at 70th National Sports Festival

Prefecture gets the most points for both Emperor's Cup and Empress' Cup; at the conclusion of the festival, the host prefecture Wakayama receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo-To wins the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader for the third consecutive year

2015NSFPresidentTrophyAichi_small.jpg The prefecture (ken) of Aichi led both, the overall point list and the female point list, in the bowling competition of the 70th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Sep. 26 - Oct. 2 at Kinokawa Bowl in Iwade-shi, Wakayama-Ken, Japan. The players from Aichi accumulated 139 points in the men's and women's divisiona to finish well ahead of Kanagawa and Tokyo, who finished in second and third place with 82.5 and 72.5, respectively. Aichi-Ken also led the point ranking in the female division.

South Korea

09/08/15

Chris Barnes survives eliminator finals to win 17th Samho Korea Cup

2015KoreaCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, won another major international title in his illustrious career when he flew past Jung Taewha, Korea, in the last eliminator round, 249-183, to win the 17th Samho Korea Cup International Bowling Tournament Sunday, Sept. 6, at Hogye Gymnaium in Anyang City, South Korea. The 18-time PBA champion, whose last two titles came in the H.H. Emir Cup 2014 in Doha, Qatar, and in the 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational in Tokyo, Japan, received 30 million Korean Won (approx. $24,910).

Hong Kong

08/31/15

Korea sweeps Masters titles at 41st Hong Kong International Open

2015HKGOpenSonYoungSeokLimSiHyun_small.jpgKorea swept the men's and women's Masters titles at the 41st Hong Kong International Open Sunday at SCAA Bowling Center. In the men's stepladder final, top-seeded Son Young Seok defeated his fellow countryman Kim Dong Gyoo in a low-scoring encounter, 170-167 to win the title and the 55,000 Hong Kong Dollar top prize. In the women's title match, Lim So Hyun defeated defending champion and No. 1 seed, Victoria Chin of Malaysia, twice to for the title worth HK$26,000.

Pakistan

08/19/15

Daniyal Shah clinches open division title at 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Tournament

2015STBAIndepandenceDayBTOpenSingles_small.jpgDaiynal Shah (center; open division), Muhammad Rizwan (amateur) and Anam Fahad (women) clinched the titles at the 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Bowling Tournament 2015 at Royal Rodale Club in Karachi, Pakistan. 70 male and female bowlers advanced to the finals which were held Sunday, August 16, at Royal Rodale Club, presented by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association (STBA) and Royal Rodale Club featuring Singles (open, amateur and women) and Trios events.

Hong Kong, China

07/31/15

Kuek Qi En, Kim Dong Yo conclude 16th Asian School Championships with victory in Masters

Top-seeded Kuek wins the first gold medal of the Championships for Singapore; Kim earns her third gold medal and the seventh overall for Korea

2015ASCMastersChampionsKuekQiEnKimDongYo_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En and Kim Dong Yo of Korea (pictured, l-r) won the gold medals in the boys' and girls' Masters competition, which concluded the NTGCC 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Friday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. It was the first gold medal for Singapore in the Championships, the third for Kim, who also won the titles in Singles and in the four-player Team event and the seventh overall for medal tally leader Korea.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Singapore's Kuek Qi En, Malaysia's Nora Lyana Natasia lead in Masters after the first block

16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships will conclude Friday with the second block and the stepladder finals

2015ASCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg2015ASCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En (left, center) and Nora Lyana Natasia (right, center) of Malaysia took the lead in Boys and Girls Masters at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships as match play reached the halfway mark Thursday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. The top 3 after Friday's second block will advance to the stepladder finals.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Japanese boys, Korean girls win the titles in Team event and All-Events

Japan's Ren Sameshima, Korea's Kim Jin Ju claim gold in All-Events; lead top 16 boys and girls into Masters finals

2015ASCGirlsTeamKorea_small.jpg2015ASCBoysTeamJapan_small.jpg Japan and Korea shared the gold medals on the third day of competition in the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships underway at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. Korea captured the titles in Girls Team (l.) and All-Events. The Japanese boys (right) accomplished the same feat in the boys division.

Hong Kong, China

07/29/15

Korea earns gold medals No. 3 & 4 in Doubles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCGirlsDoublesTop3_small.jpg2015ASCBoysDoublesTop3_small.jpg After a gold medal sweep in Singles, Korea captured both gold medals in girls and boys Doubles at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Tuesday in Hong Kong, China. Kim Hyo Min and Kim Jin Ju (front left) totaled 2557 to win the girls division, while Seo Hyo Dong and Kill Jun Seong (front right) took the boys title with 2770.

Hong Kong, China

07/28/15

Korea sweeps gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCKimDongYo_small.jpg2015ASCKimJungTae_small.jpgKim Dong Yo (l.) and Kim Jung Tae (r.) of the Korean A team swept the gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles to kick off the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Dong Yo toppled 1322 pins, an average of 220.33, to beat out Kim Jin Ju of the Korean B team for the gold medal by nine pins. Jung Tae cruised to victory in the boys' division with 1421 total and the field-best 236.83 average.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Birgit Pöppler earn the No. 1 seeds for Sunday's Bowling World Open TV Finals

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpg2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgQualifying leaders Dom Barrett (l.) of England and Birgit Pöppler (r.) of Germany refused to fall in the semi-final round Saturday evening at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the TV Finals of the Bowling World Open. The finals will be conducted on Sunday, July 12, in a special six-lane bowling arena installed in an exhibition hall at Makuhari-Messe, a convention center outside Tokyo.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Birgit Pöppler averages 236 to win women's qualifying at Bowling World Open

Germany leads the top 33 players representing 16 countries into to the semi-finals scheduled to start at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpgGerman national team member Birgit Pöppler (pictured) averaged 236 for five games to win the women's qualifying at the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday afternoon at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, and to lead the top 33 into the semi-finals this evening at 8 p.m. Pöppler, the 2012 European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader, rolled games of 250, 213, 278, 227 and 212 on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern to finish atop the 110-player leaderboard with 1180 pinfall total.

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