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Bahrain

03/03/15

Emir Cup winner Tannya Roumimper moves to the top in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Indonesian leads with 2826 total as the local qualifiers and international Squads A, B and C have completed qualifying; Squads D, E and F will conclude qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday

2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpg2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpgTannya Roumimper (l.) of Indonesia averaged 228.50 for twelve games to take over the lead in the overall standings in the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship with 2826 total as the local qualifiers and international Squads A, B and C have completed qualifying at Ozone Entertainment Center. Marshall Kent (r.), United States, closed his 1481 series in squad A with the first 300 game, worth a $1,000 bonus, to jump into second place with 2764.

Qatar

02/27/15

Roumimper, Al-Dossari to bowl for the title at H.H. Emir Cup

Top four players of Round Two battle it out for the $25,000 first-place check in head-to-head matches over two games with the total pin fall to determine the winner

2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (l.), United States, Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper (r.), Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates and local favorite Khaled Al-Dossari will battle it out for the title and the $25,000 first-place check in the playoffs at the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Friday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. McEwan, who led Round 2 with 1368 total, will bowl No. 4 Al-Dossari in the semi-finals and second-place Roumimper takes on No. 3 Oqab.

Qatar

02/26/15

Wes Malott leads Final Round One at H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Qatar

U.S. bowler rolls 1357 six-game series; leads the top 10 into second-round clash with the top six qualifiers

2014PBAWesMalott2_small.jpgWes Malott (pictured), United States, averaged 226.17 and toppled 1357 pins to lead the first round of the finals in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Thursday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center. Malott, who is looking to win his 10th career PBA title in Qatar's capital city of Doha, rolled games of 237, 258, 185, 256, 234 and 187 and leads the top 10 players into the second round where they will meet the top six qualifiers, who had a first-round bye. The winner of the Emir Cup 2015 will earn the $25,000 top prize.

China

02/26/15

Brunswick, World Bowling, Chinese Bowling Association launch Chinese Bowling Foundation

Partners develop plan to foster bowling resurgence in China

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgBrunswickLogo_mini.jpgBrunswick Bowling has joined forces with World Bowling, the international governing body of the sport of bowling, and with the Chinese Bowling Association to establish the new Chinese Bowling Foundation (CBF). The Foundation's mission is to more actively promote and publicize the game of bowling throughout the People's Republic of China.

Qatar

02/25/15

Yousif Falah leads a field of 32 players into the finals of the Emir Cup 2015

Bahraini averages 229.58 average for 12 games to pace 82-player field from 20 countries; Mika Koivuniemi, Sean Rash, Martin Larsen crack the top 6 in the last squad; score to make the cut in 24th place is 2451 (204.25 average)

2015EmirCupYousifFalah_small.jpg2014PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgSquad A leader Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain remained unchallenged by the bowlers of Squad C and B Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha en route to win the qualifying and to lead the top 32 players into the finals of the Emir Cup 2015. Falah led a field of 82 players from 20 countries with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for 12 games. Mika Koivuniemi  (r.) of Finland paced the last Squad C with 2651, good for third place overall.

Qatar

02/25/15

Yousif Falah continues to lead in Emir Cup as Squads A & C have completed qualifying

Bahraini leads a combined field of 59 players with 2755 total and a 229.58 average; Squad C leader leader Cherie Tan takes over third place; with B squad yet to bowl the second block the score to make the cut in 24th place is 2385 (198.75)

2015EmirCupYousifFalah_small.jpg2014BWCCherieTan_small.jpgSquad A leader Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain held on to the lead in the Emir Cup 2015 as the players of Squad C have completed the final qualifying block Wednesday morning at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Falah leads a field of 59 players from 17 countries with 2755 total (229.58 avg.). Singapore's Cherie Tan (r.) averaged 205 scratch in the second six-game block to lead Squad C with 2627 total and to take over third place in the overall standings.

Qatar

02/24/15

PBA bowlers dominate B Squad after the first block of qualifying at H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Finn Mika Koivuniemi leads the 53-player field with 1407, an average of 234.50; Squad C and B will complete qualifying Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. AST

2014PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgSeven PBA bowlers from Finland, Sweden Colombia and USA paced a field of 53 players in the first qualifying block of B Squad in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Tuesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Mika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland, a 15-time PBA champion who owns four World Bowling Tour titles and has won two WBT finals (2011 and 2014), posted a 1407 series, an average of 234.50, to position himself atop the leaderboard of the squads (B and C), which have completed six out of 12 qualifying games.

Qatar

02/24/15

It's ladies first in C Squad Block 1 at H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Team USA's Missy Parkin and Singaporeans Cherie Tan, New Hui Fen beat 22 men including four PBA champions to finish 1-3 in the first block of qualifying

201213PBAMissyParkin_small.jpgThree women and 22 men took to the lanes at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha Tuesday morning for their first block of qualifying in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 and when the dust had settled the women were in first, second and third place in the standings. Team USA's Missy Parkin (pictured) knocked down 1356 pins, an average of 226 for six games, and added eight pins handicap each game to lead C squad with 1404 total. Singaporeans Cherie Tan and New Hui Fen were in second and third place with 1349 and 1294, resp.

Qatar

02/23/15

Yousif Falah maintains lead; wins A Squad qualifying at H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Bahraini sets the pace in qualifying with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for twelve games; B and C Squad bowlers will roll their qualifying blocks on Tuesday and Wednesday

2014ABFT07YousifFalah2_small.jpgYousif Falah (pictured) of Bahrain rolled a solid 1277 series Monday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha to maintain a 51-pin lead and to win A Squad qualifying at the H.H. Emir Cup 2015. Falah, who paced the 47-player field after the first block with 1478, finished with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for twelve games to set the pace for squads B and C, who will roll their qualifying blocks on Tuesday and Wednesday. Team USA's Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick were second and third with 2704 and 2553, resp.

Qatar

02/23/15

Bahrain's Yousif Falah takes early lead in H.H. Emir Cup 2015

Falah averages 246.33 in the first six-game block of Squad A to lead a field of 47 players from 11 countries

2014ABFT07YousifFalah2_small.jpg2014EBT19DanielleMcEwan_small.jpgYousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain averaged 246.33 over six games and toppled 1478 pins to take the early lead in the qualifying of the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 as the 47 bowlers of Squad A have completed the first of two six game blocks Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Falah takes a 133-pin lead into the second block on Monday as Team USA member Danielle McEwan (r.) was distant second with 1345 total including eight pins handicap each game.

Egypt

02/10/15

Pavel Sobolev, Maria Bulanova capture the titles in 2nd Hurghada Open

2015HurghadaPavelSobolevMariaBulanova_small.jpgPavel Sobolev of Belarus and Russia's Maria Bulanova (l-r) emerged as champions in the 2nd Hurghada Open International Friendship Bowling Tournament 2015, which concluded Thursday, Feb. 5, with the TV stepladder finals. Sobolev bowled the highest game of the men's TV finals to defeat local favorite Hossam Sobhy, 221-194, to earn the title and the $4,000 top prize. Bulanova topped compatriot Maria Koshel, 190-173, en route to claim the women's title and $2,000.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/22/15

Korea's Park, Shin, Hong set two records to cruise to the gold medal in Men's Trios

China wins the silver medal, Malaysia takes the bronze; Johnathan Chan (MAS), Takuya Miyazawa (JPN) bring the number of 300 games to four; Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail maintains 21-pin lead in All-Events heading into the Team event Friday & Saturday

2015AsCTriosParkShinHong_small.jpgFirst-block leaders Park Jong Woo, Shin Seung Hyeon and Hong Hae Sol (l-r) widened their lead from 123 to 316 pins in a span of three games on long oil to cruise to the gold medal in Men's Trios at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. The Koreans started the day with a solid 637 game before they closed out with huge 728 and 747 for 2112 series 234.67 and 4254 total, an overall average of 236.33, to set new Asian Championships Trios records for three and six games.

2015 World Bowling Tour #4

12/02/14

Marshall Kent wins Masters event in 8th Kingdom International Open

Kent earns his first PBA title with 257-206 victory over Swede Martin Larsen; Craig Nidiffer wins his second 5,000 Dollar in check in Day 1 Shootout

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpgHeading into its first adult World Championship, PBA rookie Marshall Kent (l.), United States, defeated three-time World Champion Martin Larsen (r.) of Sweden, 257-206, to win the Masters event in the 8th Kingdom International Open Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kent, who owns two European Bowling Tour titles, earned $10,000 for the victory. Larsen received $7,000 for second place.

Saudi Arabia

12/02/14

Craig Nidiffer emerges as Day 3 champion in 8th Kingdom International Open

U.S. bowlers paces the 93-player field after 18 games of qualifying with an average of 235.67; leads the top 36 players into Tuesday's Masters finals

2014KIODay3Top4_small.jpgCraig Nidiffer, United States, defeated four-time PBA champion Mike Fagan, 239-228, to win the Day 3 Shootout in the 8th Kingdom International Open Sunday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Nidiffer earned $5,000 for the victory and Fagan received $3,500 for second place. Nidiffer finished qualifying atop the 93-player leaderboard with 4242 total and an average of 235.67 for 18 games to lead the top 36 into Tuesday's Masters finals.

Philippines

11/24/14

Just like old times for Paeng

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph

2014NoblelandCupPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, flashed his old deadly form to capture the Mixed Senior Masters and Mixed Open Masters titles in the 1st Nobleland Open Bowling Cup championships last Sunday at the E-Lanes Center in San Juan City. In addition to his two major crowns (his 127th & 128th career masters titles), the 57-year-old Nepomuceno, who holds the distinction of being the only four-time winner of the prestigious QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, also won the Mixed Open Singles event.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenTop3_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra (c.) defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung (l.), 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

Korea

11/21/14

Choi Tae Seung earns No. 1 seed for the finals of the It's Daejeon Tournament

Fifth-seeded Canadian Dan MacLelland must defeat two Korean men and two women in Saturday's TV Finals for his first PBA title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Korea's Choi Tae Seung averaged 237.38 in the second round of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament, a World Bowling Tour event, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday's TV Finals at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. Tae Seung, who had games of 180, 249, 232, 234, 278, 257, 245 and 224 on Friday, added the field-best 1899 series to the 1637 first-round pinfall to jump from 34th to first place with 3536 total and an average of 221.

Korea

11/21/14

Jang Dong Chul leads Open Division after Round 1 at It's Daejeon Tournament

Koreans dominate leaderboard after the first of two eight-game blocks before the cut to the top 5 for Saturday's TV Finals; Cherie Tan (SIN) and Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) to bowl for the Women's Division title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Jang Dong Chul averaged 226.75 Wednesday at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea, to lead the Open Division of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 after the first eight game round. The top 5 after the second round on Friday will advance to Saturday's TV Finals. Cherie Tan of Singapore and Korea's Sung Gyeong Eun will bowl for the women's title after finishing 1, 2 in the final 9-game round.

Korea

11/19/14

Korea's Choi Yong Kyu leads Open Division qualifying in It's Daejeon International Open

Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) finishes atop the Women's leaderboard; all twelve international bowlers advance to the main event Nov. 20-22

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpgKorea's Choi Yong Kyu and Sung Gyeong Eun topped the leader boards in the Open and Women's Division as the qualifying of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 came to an end Tuesday night at Daejeon World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea. Choi led the 151 players in the Open Division, 145 Koreans and six bowlers from Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and United States, with 2213 nine-game total and an average of 245.89. The event is a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour.

Indonesia

10/26/14

Top-seeded Bernice Lim, Jeong Tae Hwa win 12th Indonesia Open in decisive second game

Top 16 Asian men and women advance to Monday's Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg

200910PBAJeongTaeHwa_small.jpg2014INAOpenBerniceLim2_small.jpgTournament leaders Bernice Lim (l.) of Singapore and Jeong Tae Hwa (r.) of Korea had the advantage of having to lose two games to suffer defeat and both managed to seal victory in the 12th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship with the second game. Lim defeated Alisha Iman Cheong of Malaysia 248-245, to claim the women's title. Hwa topped Cheong's teammate Adrian Ang, 245-214, for the men's title.

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