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Bahrain

03/07/14

PBA bowlers dominate Final Round 3 at Bahrain International Championship

Fagan, Loschetter, Angelo and Barnes survive Thursday's finals; also advancing to Final Round Four are local bowler Mohammed Sultan and Hong Kong's Michael Mak

2014BAHLoschetterFaganAngelo_small.jpgFour PBA bowlers, one Bahraini and one bowler from Hong Kong survived Thursday's Final Round 2 & 3 at the 12th Kingdom of Bahrain Bowling Championship to meet qualifiers 7-12 in the fourth round Friday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. The PBA stars dominated Round Three. Mike Fagan (center) led the round with 1402 and an average of 233.70. Chris Loschetter (l.)was a distant second with 1326 (221.00) and Brad Angelo (r.) was third with 1308.

Bahrain

03/06/14

England's Paul Moor wins qualifying in 12th Kingdom of Bahrain International Championship

Moor averages 229.83 to lead a field of 30 players into the finals on Thursday and Friday

2014BAHPaulMoor_small.jpg2014BAHJohnSzczerbinski_small.jpgPaul Moor (l.) of England averaged 229.83 for twelve games to win the qualifying of the 12th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra Mall, Bahrain. The 13-time European Bowling Tour champion had six game series of 1365 and 1393 to lead the top 30 of 128 players into the finals on Thursday and Friday. Team USA's John Szczerbinski (r.) was 44 pins behind in second place with 2714.

2014 WBT #7

02/28/14

Chris Barnes strikes out in 9th and 10th frame to win The H.H. Emir Cup 2014

Barnes beats Singapore's New Hui Fen by 10 pins to capture his 17th PBA title, his third World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize

2014HHEmirCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, defeated Singapore women's national team member New Hui Fen in two games total pins, 493-483, en route to win The H.H. Emir Cup 2014 Friday evening at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Barnes, who turned 44 three days ago, made himself a belated birthday present pocketing 25 Grand for the victory. It was his second PBA international title and the 17th PBA title of his illustrious career as well as his third title on the World Bowling Tour.

Egypt

02/04/14

Russians Sergey Starchenkov, Polina Kosiakova win Hurghada 2014 Friendship Tournament

2014HurghadaSergeyStarchenkovPolinaKosiakova_small.jpgTop seeded Sergey Starchenkov and Polina Kosiakova of Russia (l-r) won the Hurghada Open International Friendship Bowling Tournament 2014 which concluded Sunday at Bounce Bowling in Hurghada, Egypt with the men's and women's stepladder finals. In the men's finals, Starchenkov held off Dmitry Shilkin's run for the title, 245-217, to claim the $4,000 top prize. Kosiakova defeated compatriot defeated Maria Bulanova, 225-198, to win the women's title worth $2,000.

Australia

01/06/14

Australian standout Ann-Maree Putney strikes out

2012BWCAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Long-time Australian national team bowler Ann-Maree Putney (pictured) today announced the end to her elite sporting career. "The time feels right", Putney said today to her Newcastle coach of 23 years, Geoff Bowness. After 29 years in the sport which has taken her to more than 20 different countries and two World Championships victories, the 44-year-old mother of two says she has no regrets. Along the way, Putney eclipsed 88 career titles and 15 300 games.

Malaysia

12/26/13

Keith Saw, Victoria Chin win boys and girls title in 14th MILO International All-Stars

Hee Kar Yen wins "The Masters" finals

2013MiloAllStarsKeithSaw_small.jpgKeith Saw of Singapore (pictured) and Malaysia's Victoria Chin emerged as boys and girls champion for juniors age 21 and under in the 14th MILO International All-Stars Bowling Championship 2013 at Sunway Mega Lanes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Saw and Chin reveived 25,000 Ringgit (approx. $7,570) and 18,000 Ringgit (approx. $5,450), respectively. Hee Kar Yen of Malaysia captured the title in "The Masters", which was open for men and women, en route to walk away with the 35,000 Malaysian Ringgit top prize (approx. US$10,595).

Saudi Arabia / 2014 WBT #4

12/16/13

Tommy Jones shoots big games to win the 7th Kingdom International Open

PBA star defeats Hong Kong's Michael Mak twice to win his third World Bowling Tour title, the 15th PBA title of his career and $25,000

2013KSAOTommyJones3_small.jpgTommy Jones (pictured), United States, rolled two big games in the championship match of the 7th Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to defeat top-seeded Michael Mak of Hong Kong twice en route to win the title and the $25,000 top prize. It was the third World Bowling Tour title for Jones and also his 15th career PBA title. Jones defeated Mak, 247-218, to force a decider. In a strike fest, Jones sealed the victory with 268-258 win.

Saudi Arabia

12/15/13

Tommy Jones averages over 250 to lead Semifinal Round in Saudi Arabia

Team USA member shoots 2027 8-game series to lead twelve players into Monday's Final Round; Adel Al Bargi defeated Yasser Abu Reesh for 12th place in 9th and 10th frame roll-off

2013KSAOTommyJones_small.jpgTommy Jones (pictured), United States, averaged 253.38 for eight games in the Semifinal Round of the 7th Kingdom International Open to lead the top 11 players plus the highest local bowler into Monday's Final Round at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The multiple WTBA World Champion and 14-time PBA champion came out of the gates with a 289 game, and continued to strike as he added 279 and 278 for a three-game total of 846, an average of 282. Jones closed out with games of 225, 214, 269, 194 and 279 for 2027.

Saudi Arabia

12/15/13

Tim Mack wins qualifying in 7th Kingdom International Open

American leads a field of 32 players into the finals; cut for 28th place is currently 2593 (216.08 average)

2013KSAOTimMack2_small.jpgTim Mack (pictured), United States, posted a 1437 series in the optional squad Saturday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia en route to win the qualifying of the 7th Kingdom International Open. Mack, who had a high series of 1461, totaled 2896 pins, an average of 241.33 for twelve games, and leads a field of 32 players into the finals on Sunday and Monday. Wicky Yeung beat out fellow Hong Kong national team member Michael Tsang for th2 28th and last spot to advance by six pins, 2593 (216.08) to 2587.

Saudi Arabia

12/14/13

Wu Siu Hong takes over lead in Kingdom International Open after Day Two Qualifying

Hong Kong bowler rolls the tournament's first 300 in the last game of his second block; Dominic Barrett (ENG), Thomas Larsen (DEN) and Bader Al-Sheikh (KSA) man 2nd thru 4th place; cut for 28th place is currently 2505 (208.75 average)

2013KSAOWuSiuHong2_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (pictured) of Hong Kong finished his second block in the 7th Kingdom International Open with the tournament's first 300 game en route to overtake the lead as the 90-player field has completed 12 games of qualifying Friday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before achieving perfection, Siu Hong had games of 239, 232, 248, 171 and 247 for the field-best 1437 series and 2844 total (237 average). Dominic Barrett of England, who led the field after the first block, slipped to second place with 2757.

Saudi Arabia

12/12/13

Qatar Open champ Barrett continues hot hand and leads in 7th Kingdom International Open

Englishman leads field of 90 in Saudi Arabia after first block of qualifying; cut for 28th place is 1236 (206 average)

2013KSAODominicBarrett_small.jpg2013KSAOTimMack_small.jpgFresh off his victory in Qatar, Dominic Barrett (l.) of England continued hot hand and leads a field of 90 players from 15 countries in the 7th Kingdom International Open after day one qualifying Thursday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Barrett averaged 250.33 and totaled 1502 pins in Squad A including games of 268, 265, 217, 237, 247 and 268. Tim Mack (r.), United States, is 41 pins behind in second place after leading Squad B with 1461.

2014 World Bowling Tour #2

12/06/13

Thomas Larsen wins his first PBA title in 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour event

Top seeded Dane defeats PBA Player of the Year contender Mika Koivuniemi in the deciding game to earn the 110,000 Dirham ($29,945) top prize

2013EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark defeated Danish national team coach and two-time PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi of Finland, in the deciding game to win his first PBA title in 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour event, Friday in Abu Dhabi, UAE. No. 1 seed Larsen, who had to be defeated twice to win the title, lost the first game, 280-239, but rebounded with 247-204 win in game two to seal the victory. Larsen walked away with the 110,000 Dirham ($29,945). Koivuniemi pocketed 70.000 AED ($19,055).

2014 World Bowling Tour #2

12/05/13

Thomas Larsen regains lead to win qualifying in 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour

Dane leads a field of 42 players into the finals on Dec. 5- & 6; cut for 38th place is 1993 (221.44 average)

2013EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2013EBT14JolinePerssonPlanefors_small.jpg Thomas Larsen (l.) of Denmark used a 721 three-game series to regain the lead en route to win the qualifying in the 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour Wednesday night. The three-time European Bowling Tour titlist led the field of 88 players, 81 men and seven women, from 14 countries with 2284 and an average of 253.78 for nine games. Joline Persson Planefors (r.) of Sweden was second with 2278 including eight pins handicap per game.

2014 World Bowling Tour #2

12/04/13

Sweden's Joline Persson Planefors takes over lead in 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour

Heading into the final qualifying day, the cut for 38th place is currently 1993 (221.44 average)

2013EBT15JolinePerssonPlanefors_small.jpgCurrent European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader Joline Persson Planefors (pictured) of Sweden took over the pole position in the qualifying of the 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fresh off her victory in the Sofia International Open in Bulgaria last Sunday, the two-time European champion rolled blocks of 747, 763 and 768 including eight pins handicap each game to lead the field of 91 players into the final qualifying day with 2278 total and an average of 245.11 scratch.

2014 WBT #2

12/03/13

Dane Thomas Larsen leads in Abu Dhabi as International Qualifying gets underway

England's Dom Barrett, Sweden's Martin Larsen move into top 7; cut for 38th place is currently 1935 (215 average)

2013EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark overtook the lead in the 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour tournament, a World Bowling Tour event, as the international qualifying portion got underway at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi. Larsen had three-game series of 807, 756 and 705 to lead a field of 72 players with 2268 total and an average of 252 for nine games. Among the top 7, who will earn tyo byes for the finals are also Dominic Barrett of England (4th; 2238) and Martin Larsen of Sweden (6th; 2230).

Philippines

11/12/13

Paeng holds International Coaching Seminars while Super Typhoon "Haiyan" hits The Philippines

USBC Gold Coach Paeng Nepomuceno holds International Level One and Bronze Level Seminars in Manila from November 8-10

2011AUSMPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgUSBC International Bowling Ambassador and Gold Level coach Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) held USBC International Level One and Bronze Level Seminars in Manila while Super Typhoon "Haiyan", the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines. The seminars ran from November 8-10 and the participants came from Bahrain, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The seminar started on Friday, just hours after Haiyan made landfall.

Japan

11/05/13

Osaka wins Prime Minister's Cup in 42nd All Japan Inter-Prefecture Championships

Nagasaki's Tomokatsu Yamashita, Futaba Imai emerge as Masters champions

2013AllJapanIPCPointLeaderOsaka_small.jpg2013AllJapanIPCMastersChampions_small.jpgThe 42nd All Japan Inter-Prefecture Bowling Championships were held from November 1-4 at Nagasaki Lucky Bowl in Nagasaki. As the overall points leader, the Prefecture of Osaka (pictured left) won the Prime Minister's Cup while men's and women's Masters champions, Tomokatsu Yamashita and Futaba Imai (right, l-r) of Nagasaki were awarded the MEXT Cup.

2013 World Bowling Tour #14

10/21/13

Rash defeats Koivuniemi twice to win his seventh PBA title in World Bowling Tour Thailand

Singapore's Dahne Tan finishes fourth to win the women's ranking in Bangkok; the men's field for the World Bowling Tour Finals will include Rash, Koivuniemi and Mike Fagan

2013WBTThailandSeanRashMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgIn an all-PBA finale, reigning PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash (l.), United States, defeated two-time PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi (r.), Finland, 235-225 and 245-228, to win the World Bowling Tour Thailand event Monday at Blu-O Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. Rash received the one million Baht top prize (approx. $32,140) and earned his seventh career PBA title and the second international title of the 2012-2013 PBA/WBT season.

Japan

10/15/13

Osaka prefecture atop the 68th National Sports Festival bowling competition point ranking

Host prefecture Tokyo receives both Emperor's Cup and Empress' Cup as the overall and female point leader in all sports of the 'Sports Festival Tokyo'

2013NSFOverallPointLeaderOsaka_small.jpg

The prefecture of Osaka led the bowling competition overall point standings of the 68th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2012 at Higashiyamato Grand Bowl in Tokyo, Japan. The team from Osaka accumulated 119 points in both divisions (male and female) to finish more than 30 points ahead of Hiroshima and Chiba. Both the Emperor's and Empress' Cup were eventually awarded to the host prefecture Tokyo.

Dubai

09/29/13

Emirati Mahmoud Al-Attar shoots big game to win Dubai International Open from top seed

2013DubaiOpenMahmoudAlAttar_small.jpgMahmoud Al-Attar (pictured) of United Arab Emirates defeated Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait in the championship match of the Dubai International Open Bowling Tournament 2013 Saturday at Dubai International Bowling Center in Al Mamzar en route to win his first international title and 60.000 Dirham or approx. US$16,330. Al-Attar, who earned the No. 1 seed after leading the penultimate round of the finals with an average of 236.63 for eight games, had to sit and wait for his opponent.

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