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Yeri Ramadona, Geraldine Ng win men's and women's Open Masters titles in Indonesia

2013INAOpenYeriRamadonaGeraldineNg_small.jpgYeri Ramadona of Indonesia and Singapore's Geraldine Ng (pictured, l-r) captured the men's and women's Open Masters titles at the 11th Indonesia Open Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the men's title match, Ramadona topped No. 2 seed, Yaqoub Al-Shatti of Kuwait, 237-201, to wrap up the title and to earn 150 million Indonesia Rupee (approx. $13,185). Ng, seeded first in the women's finals, defeated fellow-countrywoman Cherie Tan, 206-197, in the decisive game to seal her victory.

2013 World Bowling Tour #8


Big payday for Kim Jun Yung and Kang Soo Jin at It's Daejeon International

Korea sweeps men's and women's title in World Bowling Tour "major" event in Daejeon, Korea

2013DaejeonKimJunYungKangSooJin_small.jpgKorean men's national team member Kim Jun Yung (l.) and Kang Soo Jin (r.) of Pyeong Tak swept the men's and women's titles in the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament Saturday at Daejeon World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. The tournament, the eighth event on the 2013 World Bowling Tour schedule and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments, offered more than 215 million South Korean Won or approximately 190 U.S. Dollar.

Macau, China


Cheng Hsing-Chao, Hong Hae Ni earn Open Masters titles in Macau China Open

2013MACOpenChengHsingChaoHongHaeNi_small.jpgCheng Hsing-Chao of Chinese Taipei and South Korea's Hong Hae Ni (l-r) captured the titles in the 2013 Macau China International Open from the top-seeded position Wednesday at COTAI International Bowling Center. In the men's title match, Cheng flew past Kim Dong Gyun, Korea, 221-164, to earn the 70,000 Macau pataca top prize (approx. US$9,000). In the women's final, Hong topped compatriot Sim Ui Jin in the deciding game, 244-198, to win MOP$40,000 (approx. US$5,100).

Hong Kong, China


Malaysia's Esther Cheah defends women's title at 39th Hong Kong International Open

Macau's Zoe Dais Ma win's men's division to capture his first career international title


Esther Cheah (l.) of Malaysia and Macau's Zoe Dais Ma (r.) took different routes to win the Hong Kong Open Masters titles Tuesday at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Cheah, who came from the No. 5 seed, defeated top-seeded Kimberly Ooi of Singapore twice to retain the women's title. Men's No. 1 seed Zoe rebounded from a first-game defeat with 226-198 win over fifth-seeded Jassim Darwish of Kuwait to claim his first international title.



Adrian Ang, Sin Li Jane come from behind to win 46th Singapore International Open titles

Malaysians wins three matches to capture the men's and women's Masters titles from No. 4 seed

2013SINOpenSinLiJaneAdrianAng_small.jpg Malaysian national team members Adrian Ang and Sin Li Jane (r-l) climbed the ladder from bottom rung to top, capturing the men's and women's Masters titles in the 46th Singapore International Open Saturday at Orchid Bowl inside the Orchid Country Club in Singapore. In the men's title match, Ang defeated compatriot Kang Bo Long, the No. 1 seed, twice to claim the title. Sin Li topped her fellow countrywomen Shalin Zulkifli in two consecutive games to seal her victory.



Hong Kong's Eric Tseng wins his first international title in Manila

Tseng beats Australia's Sam Cooley in the title match of the 10th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge

2013EuroMedTop4_small.jpg Eric Tseng of Hong Kong defeated Australia's Sam Cooley, 214-202, in the title match of the 10th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge en route to win his first career title in an international tournament and the one million Philippine peso top prize (approx. USD24,200). Cooley pocketed 500,000 pesos for second place, Javier Tan of Singapore received 250,000 peso for third place and USA's Tim Mack garnered 125,000 Peso for fourth place.



Takahashi, Sato triumph in NHK Cup 47th Japan All-Star Invitational Championships

2013NHKCupYuriSatoToshihikoTakahashi_small.jpgJapan national team member Toshihiko Takahashi (r.) of Gifu and Yuri Sato (l.) of Kanagawa triumphed in the live TV stepladder finals of the NHK Cup 47th Japan All-Star Invitational Championships en route to win Japan's most prestigious individual bowling titles. 260 elite players participated in the event, which was held from May 17-19 at JFE Chiba River Lanes in Chiba-Shi, Chiba-Ken, Japan. The champions are considered the best bowlers in Japan.



Ayman Hashem, Korngunya Aree take different routes to Sinai Open title

2013SIOAymanHashemKorngunyaAree_small.jpgAyman Hashem (l.) gave Egypt its first Sinai International Open title since 2006 while Korngunya Aree (r.) retained the women's title for Thailand Tuesday at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Hashem and Aree entered the men's and women's stepladder finals at different ends of the spectrum, seeded No. 1 and No. 4, resp. The top seeded player had to be defeated twice to win the title. The top 16 Asian men advanced to the Egypt leg of the 2013 ABF Tour.



Kim Min Hee, Shaker Al-Hassan take the titles in 39th Thailand International Open

Big payday for Phumin Klanbida in 'Thailand the Master'

2013ThailandOpenShakerAlHassanKimMinHee_small.jpgKim Min Hee of Korea and UAE's Shaker Al-Hassan captured the women's and men's open titles in the 39th MWA Thailand International Open 2013 Monday in Bangkok, Thailand. Kim (r.) earned 100,000 Baht and Al-Hassan (l.) received 300,000 Baht for accomplishing the feat. The biggest pay check, however, went to Thai youth bowler Phumin Klanbida, who pocketed 350,000 Baht (approx. USD 12,125) for winning the 'Thailand the Master' tournament.

Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong TBC releases Bulletin No. 1 for the 17th Asian Youth Championships

South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 7-14, 2013)

2013HKSIBowlingCenter_small.jpgThe Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress has released Bulletin No. 1 for the 17th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships Sept. 7-14, 2013 at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, China. Boys and girls will compete in Singles, Doubles, four-player Teams, All Events and Masters. The boys and girls Masters stepladder finals will be staged at the 12-lane training facility (pictured) inside the Hong Kong Sports Institute



Andrew Frawley ends one-year title drought with victory in DIBC Open

Dubai International Bowling Center in Dubai, UAE (March 30 - April 6, 2013)

2013DIBCAndrewFrawley_small.jpgAndrew Frawley of Australia ended a one-year title drought with victory in the DIBC Open Bowling Tournament 2013 Saturday, April 6 in Dubai, UAE. The USBC silver level coach (pictured), who won his last title in March 2012 in Bahrain, defeated Samantha Hannan of England, 254-221 (including eight pins handicap), to win the title and the 25,000 Dirham first place check ($6,800). Hannan, one of only two women in the 63-player field, was consoled with AED 12,000.



Daisuke Yoshida defends Men's Masters title at MEXT Cup 51st All Japan Bowling Championships

Hikaru Takekawa triumphs in Women's Masters; Aichi prefecture wins fourth consecutive Men's MEXT Cup; Gifu women take home MEXT Cup for the first time

2013JBCDaisukeYoshidaHikaruTakekawa_small.jpg Japan National Team members Daisuke Yoshida (l.) from Aichi prefecture and Hikaru Takekawa (r.) emerged as men's and women's Masters champions in the MEXT (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Cup All Japan Bowling Championships. The 51st edition of the prestigious event was from March 14-17 in biggest bowling center in the world on one floor, 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa-Shi, Aichi-Ken.

2013 World Bowling Tour #6


Sean Rash defeats Mika Koivuniemi to win 10th Kuwait International Open 2013

Reigning PBA Player of the Year captures his sixth career PBA title

2013KOSeanRash3_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year, Sean Rash (l.) of Montgomery, Ill., USA, defeated Mika Koivuniemi (r.), Finland, 234-201, in the title match of the World Bowling Tour's 10th Kuwait International Open 2013 to win the PBA International title and the $25,000 top prize. Rash, who won his sixth career PBA title, Rash struck eight times and took advantage of a big split by Koivuniemi in the 10th frame to seal the victory. Koivuniemi was consoled with $12,000.



Yousif Falah of Bahrain earns high qualifier honors at Kuwait International Open

Bahraini paces field of 82 players after each block in Round One; leads 38 into the finals rounds; four women survive the first cut

2013KOYousifFalah3_small.jpgYousif Falah (pictured) of Bahrain led the qualifying portion of the 10th Kuwait International Open 2013 after each of the three five-game blocks en route to lead a group of 38 players including four women into the finals rounds Saturday and Sunday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait. Falah, who held a 105-pin lead heading into the final block on Friday, averaged 240.60 and toppled 1203 pins to finish Round One with 3788 total and an average of 252.53 for fifteen games. The winner received the $25,000 top prize.



Bahrain's Falah widens lead in second Block at 10th Kuwait International Open 2013

Defending champion Palermaa leads day two qualifying with 258.40 average to shoot into third place overall

2013KOYousifFalah2_small.jpg2013KOOskuPalermaa_small.jpgOvernight leader Yousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain added a 1256 series to the 1329 from day one to lead the 82-player field in the 10th Kuwait International Open 2013 after 10 of 15 qualifying games with 2585 total. Sean Rash, United States, remained in second place with 2480. Defending champion Osku Palermaa (r.) of Finland had the field-best 1292 series (258.40) on Thursday en route to jump from tenth to third place with 2470.



Yousif Falah takes early lead after Block 1 of 3 in 10th Kuwait International Open 2013

Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait (March 13-17, 2013)

2013KOYousifFalah2_small.jpgYousif Falah (pictured) of Bahrain averaged 265.80 in the first of three five-game blocks to take the early lead in Round One of the 10th Kuwait International Open 2013 at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait. In the high-scoring event, Falah fired games of 268, 259, 290, 255 and 257 for 1329 to hold a 41-pin lead over reigning PBA Player of the Year, Sean Rash, USA, who sits in second place with 1288 (257.60). The second and third block will be played on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, respectively.



Mika Koivuniemi beats Ildemaro Ruiz in deciding game to win Bahrain International Open

2013BOMikaKoivuniemi4_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland defeated Ildemaro Ruiz Jr. of Venezuela in the deciding game, 248-194, to win the 11th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 7,500 Bahraini Dinar first place check. Koivuniemi, seeded first, fell to Ruiz in the first game of the championship match, 207-201. As the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title, Koivuniemi got a second chance and took full advantage.



Qatar's Yousef Al-Jaber leads Final Round Two and Three at Bahrain International Open

2013BOYousefAlJaber_small.jpgThe group of 30 finalists in the 11th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open was reduced to 18 in Final Round Two and Three Thursday at Ozone Entertainment Center. Yousef Al-Jaber (pictured), who finished qualifying in 24th place, led both rounds averaging 243.42 for the day. The Qatari rolled a 1449 six-game series (241.50) to lead the top six players of Round Two into the next round where he posted another 1472 (245.33). The top 6 of Round Three meet qualifiers 7-12 in Round Four on Friday morning.



Finland's Mika Koivuniemi leads a field of 30 players into the finals at 11th Bahrain Open

Top six players of Squads A & B remain atop the leaderboard to earn three byes; Colombia's Manuel Otalora paces Squad C-E bowlers to land in seventh place; Hong Kong's Rickle Kam hits cutoff number with 3420 (213.75 average)

2013BOMikaKoivuniemi2_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland finished the four-day qualifying of the 11th Kingdom of Bahrain International Open atop the 94-player leaderboard to lead a group of 30 players into the finals on Thursday and Friday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. The eleven-time PBA titlist shot a perfect game in each of the two eight-game qualifying blocks to win the qualifying with 3915 total (244.69 average). The bowlers seeded 19th to 30th will start the finals on Thursday at 10 a.m. Arabia Standard Time.



Colombia's Manuel Otalora averages 243.63 to lead Squads C, D & E after first block in Bahrain

2013BOManuelOtalora_small.jpgManuel Otalora (pictured) of Colombia toppled 1949 pins and averaged 243.63 for eight games in Squad D to lead the 72 players of squads C, D & E after the first block of qualifying in the 11th Bahrain Open at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra. Mika Koivuniemi of Finland leads squads A & B, who have already completed both qualifying blocks, with 3915 total and an average of 244.69 for 16 games. Otalora needs a 1967 series (245.88 average) in the second block on Wednesday to overtake the Finn by one pin.

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