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2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Bill O'Neill shoot 300 to lead men's qualifying at Bowling World Open

33 bowlers from 14 countries advance to the semi-finals starting this evening at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgPBA champions Dominic Barrett (pictured) of England and Bill O'Neill, United States, rolled 300 games in the qualifying of the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to lead the top 33 men into the semi-finals. Barrett started the five game round on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern with the tournament's first 300 game by a man and added games of 225, 201, 259 and 288 to pace the 110-player field from 52 countries with 1273 (254.60 average).

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/10/15

Jo Namyi, Lee Nahyun win international preliminaries at Bowling World Open

Koreans lead the top 20 men and 20 women into the main event which starts Saturday morning at Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan

2015WBONamyiJo_small.jpg2015WBOLeeNahyun_small.jpgKorea's Jo Namyi (l.) and Lee Nahyun (r.) paced the international preliminaries at the Bowling World Open to lead the top 20 into the main event Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The preliminaries drew 427 bowlers. 20 Japanese men and women, 13 Korean men, five PBAers and two Malaysians and 10 Korean women, six Singaporeans, two Malaysians, one Swede and one U.S. woman will join the exempt bowlers in qualifying.

Japan

07/09/15

Korean bowlers dominate international preliminaries on opening day at World Bowling Open

Lee Youngjun leads men's division after 6/10 squads with 746; Lee Nahyun leads women's field with 760, including one of four 300 games by a woman

2015BWOKoreanWomenNationalTeam_small.jpgThe preliminaries of the inaugural World Bowling Open got underway on Thursday, July 9, with the first six out of 10 squads at Shinagawa Prince Hotel and Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The Korean bowlers dominated the opening day with Lee Youngjun and Lee Nahyun leading the 62 men and 42 women in the international pool with 746 and 760 three-game totals, respectively. The top 19 international men and women and the top 20 Japanese men and women will advance to the main event.

2015 WBT #13

07/08/15

World Bowling Tour commences with inaugural Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan

WBT "major" tournament offers 48 million Yen (currently 391,700 USD); Bowlingdigital presents a list of invited players who will be seeded in the main event

2015WBOPoster_small.jpg Japan's capital city of Tokyo will be the center of the bowling world July 9-12, when many of the best bowlers in the world, men and women, will compete in the inaugural Bowling World Open for total prize fund of 48 million Japanese Yen, currently 391,700 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $81,600) going to the men's and women's champion. The BWO is the 13th event on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Bowlingdigital presents the latest list of the invited players who will be automatically seeded into the main event.

Macau

06/22/15

One proves to be the lucky number in Macau China International Open

Defending men's champion Tomoyuki Sasaki (Japan) and Lee Young Seung (Korea) win the open division titles from No. 1 seed; it marks the seventh consecutive win for the men's No. 1 and the sixth out of seven for the women's No. 1

2015MacauOpenLeeYoungSeungTomoyukiSasaki2_small.jpgThe number 1 again proved to be the lucky number in the Macau China International Open as both, Tomoyuki Sasaki (r.) of Japan and and Korea's Lee Young Seung (l.) won the seventh edition of the event from No. 1 seed Monday at COTAI bowling center. Defending men's champion Sasaki fired a huge game to defeat Korea's Baek Jong Yun, 279-224, to win his second consecutive title in Macau and the 70,000 Macau pataca top prize (approx. US$8,760).

Macau, China

06/21/15

Wu Siu Hong, Tracy See lead by 39 pins after the first round of the finals in Macau

Hong Kong's Siu Hong averages 247.67 to pace the men's division; Singapore's See leads the women with 232.67 average; players return Monday for the second block before the cut to the top 6 for the stepladder finals

2015MacauOpenWuSiuHong_small.jpg2015MacauOpenTracySee.jpgHong Kong bowler Wu Siu Hong (l.) and Singapore's Tracy See (r.) took a 39-pin lead after the first round of the finals in the men's and women's open division in the 2015 Macau China International Open Sunday at COTAI Bowling Center. Siu Hong averaged 247.67 over six games to lead the 40 men with 1486. See averaged 232.67 to pace the 30 women with 1396. All players will return Monday for the second block before the cut to the top 6 for the finals.

Macau, China

06/20/15

Korea's Hwang Sung Hyun, Lee Young Seung win qualifying in 2015 Macau International Open

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Korea's Hwang Sung Hyun and Lee Young Seung (r-l) finished the qualifying in the 2015 Macau China International Open atop the men's and women's open division leaderboard to lead 40 men and 30 women into the finals Sunday and Monday at COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China. Hwang posted three-game series of 791 and 772 to lead the men's overseas pool with 1563 total (260.50 average). Lee was the lone woman who bowled two series over 700 to win the qualifying with 1471 (245.17).

Japan

06/02/15

Inaugural Bowling World Open to be contested on "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern

Organizing committee releases technical information for the 48 million Yen (currently 386,000 USD) World Bowling Tour "major" tournament; Japan Bowling Congress has invited bowlers from 52 countries and regions; as of today, 78 men and 40 women are registered for the preliminaries

2015WBOLogo3_small.jpgThe Organizing Committee of the inaugural Bowling World Open, to be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan, has released some technical information for the event including the lane conditioning pattern and the number of bowling balls which are allowed during the whole tournament. The BWO is a "major" tournament on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and the richest event on the schedule featuring a total prize fund of 48 million Yen, currently 386,000 U.S. Dollar.

World Bowling Tour News

05/26/15

Registration for Bowling World Open is underway

World Bowling Tour "major" event will be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan; 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar at stake with 10 million Yen ($83.145) going to the men's and to the women's champion

2015WBOLogo4_small.jpgRegistration for the preliminaries of the inaugural Bowling World Open is underway. The BWO, the 13th event of the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments, will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. It is the richest event on the 2015 WBT schedule featuring a total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $83.145) each going to the men's and women's champion.

Egypt

04/30/15

Frederik Øhrgaard, Sara Gamal capture men's and women's title in 17th Sinai International Open

2015SinaiOpenSaraGamalFrederikOhrgaard_small.jpgDane Frederik Øhrgaard (l.) and Sara Gamal (r.) from the host country Egypt topped their opponents in the championship matches in two-games, total pins format to capture the men's and women's title in the 17th Sinai International Open Thursday at International Bowling Center in Cairo. Øhrgaard defeated Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar, 502-478, to pocket the $7,500 top prize. In the women's finale, Gamal stunned Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 441-406.

Thailand

04/19/15

Malaysians Muhd Rafiq Ismail, Nora Lyana Natasia sweep Thailand Open titles

2015THAOpenNoraLyanaNatasiaMuhdRafiqIsmail_small.jpgMalaysian national team members Muhd Rafiq Ismail and Nora Lyana Natasia swept the men's and women's titles in the 41st MWA Singha Thailand International Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2015 Thursday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok. Ismail (r.) topped compatriot Muhd Nur Aiman in the deciding game, 256-216, to seal the victory worth 300,000 Baht approx. US$9,200. Natasia (l.) topped fellow countrywoman Esther Cheah in the first game, 247-214.

Philippines

03/31/15

Paeng bags 129th Masters crown

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph (March 30, 2015)

20150329PrimaPastaEyeBowlPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) flashed his usual deadly form anew as he ruled the 6th SCTBA Prima Pasta Eye Bowl for his 129th career Masters title last Sunday night. "I'm happy to have been able to hold my own against Philippine team members who are half my age," said the 58-year-old Nepomuceno after he subdued top qualifier Kenneth Chua, 2-0 (236-221, 217-199) in the final match. Nepomuceno earned a shot at Chua by knocking out Paulo Darroca in a one-game shootout, 224-216.

Kuwait

03/14/15

American Brad Angelo wins 12th Kuwait International Open from top seed

2015KuwaitOpenBradAngelo_small.jpg2015KuwaitOpenTommyJones_small.jpgBrad Angelo (l.), United States, used a seven bagger to defeat compatriot Tommy Jones (r.), in the championship match of the 12th Kuwait International Open, 257-191, to win the title and the $25,000 top prize, Saturday in Salmiya City, Kuwait. Jones received $12,000 for second place. DJ Archer, USA, got $8,000 for third place, Michael Mak of Hong Kong took $6,000 for fourth place, and Finnish-American Mika Koivuniemi pocketed $5,000 for fifth place.

Kuwait

03/13/15

John Szczerbinski wins qualifying in 12th Kuwait International Open

American averages 223.20 over 15 games to lead the top 34 players plus four Kuwaitis into the finals on Friday and Saturday; score to make the cut in 34th place is 3035 (202.33 average)

2014PBAJohnSzczerbinski_small.jpgJohn Szczerbinski (pictured), United States, rolled an 1120 series (224 average) Thursday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, en route to win the qualifying of the 12th Kuwait International Open 2015 and to lead the top 34 players plus four Kuwaitis into the finals on Friday and Saturday. Szczerbinski, who had games of 188, 243, 258, 235 and 196 in the third five-game block, totaled 3348 pins, an average of 223.20 for 15 games, to pace the field of 100 players from 19 countries.

Kuwait

03/12/15

UAE's Shaker Al-Hassan moves to the top in 12th Kuwait International Open

B Squad bowlers dominate the standings after two of three qualifying blocks; Al-Hassan and John Szczerbinski (USA) achieve perfection; score to make the cut in 34th place is 2012 (201.20 average)

2014AsianGamesShakerAlHassan_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan (pictured) of the United Arab Emirates averaged 235 on the second day of qualifying to pace Squad B and to take the overall lead in the 12th Kuwait International Open 2015 with 2247 total and an average of 224.70 for ten games. Al-Hassan, who won the 12th Kingdom of Bahrain Bowling Championship last year, started the second of three qualifying blocks Wednesday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, with the tournament's first 300 game and added games 222, 237, 183 and 233 for an 1175 block.

Kuwait

03/11/15

American DJ Archer takes first-round lead in 12th Kuwait International Open 2015

PBA champion leads 100-players field from 19 countries after the first of three qualifying blocks with 1217 and an average of 243.40

2014PBADJArcher2_small.jpg2014PBADominicBarrett_small.jpg One-time PBA champion DJ Archer (l.), United States, averaged 243.40 in the first of three qualifying blocks at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait, to take the lead in the 12th Kuwait International Open 2015 with 1217 five-game total.Last year's runner-up Dom Barrett of England (r.), who owns 10 European Bowling Tour and four PBA titles, paced Squad D with 1188, an average of 237.60, to move into second place.

Kuwait

03/10/15

Starting on Tuesday: 12th Kuwait International Open 2015

Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait (March 10-14, 2015)

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The Kuwait International Open 2015 will be held from March 10-14 at Cozmo Bowling Center, a 16-laner in Salmiya City, Kuwait. Players compete for total prize money of US$130,500 with $25,000 going to winner. Opposite to the last four years, the 12th edition of the event is not included in the World Bowling Tour and therefore the winner will not be credited with a PBA title. The tournament serves as the qualifying event for the ABF Tour Kuwait leg, which will be held at the same bowling center on March 15.

Bahrain

03/07/15

Jesper Svensson defeats Jason Belmonte to win 13th Bahrain International Championship

Swedish two-handed lefty wins his first PBA title and second World Bowling Tour title along with the $25,000 top prize

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In a title match between two two-handed players, Jesper Svensson (center) defeated Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia, 258-244, to win the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship Saturday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra. The 20-year-old reigning World Youth Masters champion won his first PBA title and his second World Bowling Tour title along with the $25,000 top prize. Belmonte defeated Mika Koivuniemi (r.) in the semi-final match, 214-206.

Bahrain

03/05/15

Tannya Roumimper wins qualifying in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Indonesian leads the top 30 players including seven women into the finals; score to make the cut in 27th place is 2549 (212.42)

2013IBCTannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgTannya Roumimper (pictured) of Indonesia held on to the lead Thursday as Squads D, E and F rolled their second six-game block at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain, en route to win the qualifying of the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship and to lead the top 30 players into the finals on Friday and Saturday. Roumimper, who has won her first World Bowling Tour title in the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar last week was the best of 15 women in the 143-player field from 22 countries with 2826 total including seven pins handicap per game.

Bahrain

03/04/15

Tannya Roumimper holds on to the lead in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Indonesian paces the 144-player field with 2826; Tom Daugherty leads the bowlers of Squads D, E and F after the first block with 1386 to sit in second place based on average; qualifying concludes on Thursday

ImageTannya Roumimper (pictured) of Indonesia remained unchallenged in Wednesday's qualifying and held on to the lead in the overall qualifying standings, based on average, of the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship currently underway at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. Roumimper, who won the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar last week, averaged 235.50 including seven pins handicap for twelve games and totaled 2826 pins. USA's Tom Daugherty averaged 231 on Wednesday to move into second place.

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