Asian Championship

2008 Asian Championships

07/09/08

King rules Hong Kong, leads the Philippines to the men's Trios title in Asian Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCFrederickOngChesterKingRaoulMiranda_small.jpg Starting the day just one pin off the lead Frederick Ong, Chester King and Raoul Miranda (l-r) flew past their opponents en route to claim the gold medal in the men's Trios event at the Hong Kong Asian Championships. The three Filipinos finished with 4193 total, an average of 232.94. King had 813 in Team this morning and added 279, 289 and 279 (847) for 1660 six-game total or an average of 276.67. Adrian Ang, Aaron Kong and Mohd Nur Aiman, Malaysia secured the silver medal and Singapore's  Jason Yeong Nathan, Eugene Low and Shaun Ng earned bronze. 

2008 Asian Championships

07/08/08

Koreans cruise to gold and silver in women's Trios; Chinese Taipei earns bronze

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCChoiJinAHwangSunOkKimYeauJin_small.jpg 2008AsCGyeMinYoungGangHyeEunJeonEunHee_small.jpgThe Korean women trios played in their own league and cruised to the gold and silver medals in the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hong Kong, China. Gye Min-Young, Gang Hye-Eun and Jeon Eun-Hee (l.) overtook  Choi Jin-A, Hwang Sun-Ok and Kim Yeau-Jin in the final game to win the title. while  Taipei spinners Chien Hsiu-Lan, Wang Yu-Ling and Huang Chiung-Yao earned the bronze medal. 

2008 Asian Championships

07/08/08

Malaysia on course to defend Team title in 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCMenTeamMAS_small.jpg Defending champion Malaysia is on course to retain the men's five-player Team title in the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hong Kong. Alex Liew, Daniel Lim, Adrian Ang, Aaron Kong and Zulmazran Zulkifli led the field of 17 teams after the first 3-game block on short oil with 3427 pinfall total and an average of 228.47. With three more games to go on Wednesday Qatar sits in second place with 3397.  The young team from the host country Hong Kong and the UAE are tied for third place with 3337. Yanni Argyros, Egypt, shot the first 300 by a man in this year's event.

2008 Asian Championships

07/08/08

Choi Jin-A achieves perfection to give Korea the lead in women's Team and All Events

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008ASCWomenTeamKOR_small.jpgThe women's team from Singapore led the first block on short oil in the Team event for the first two games in the Asian Championships in Hong Kong on Monday evening, but at the end the 'usual suspects', Korea and Malaysia, finished 1, 2 with Singapore in third. Defending team champion Korea, (pictured left), which finished 1, 2 in Trios after the first block on long oil this morning, had games of 1066, 1106 and 1137 to take the pole position at halftime with 3309 or an average of 220.60.

2008 Asian Championships

07/07/08

Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong lead men's Trios event at halfway point

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCAdrianAngAaronKongMohdNurAiman_small.jpg With the first three games on long oil in the books, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong hold the top spots in the men's Trios event in the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. Adrian Ang, Aaron Kong and Mohd Nur Aiman (left, l-r) of Malaysia rolled games of 702, 680 and 615 to lead the 35 trios with 1997 3-game total and an average of 221.89. With Filipinos Raoul Miranda, Chestex King and Frederick Ong mere one pin behind and Hong Kong's boy group Wu Siu Hong, Cyrus Cheung and Eric Tseng further 16 pins behind anything can happen in tomorrow's final block on short oil.

2008 Asian Championships

07/07/08

Korea 1, 2 in Women's Trios event after the first block on long oil

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCGyeMinYoungGangHyeEunJeonEunHee_small.jpg 2008AsCChoiJinAHwangSunOkKimYeauJin_small.jpgIf it is true that the Korean women bowl better on short oil than on long oil, the gold and silver medals in the Hong Kong Asian Championships Trios event have been decided in the first block on Monday morning as the Korean trios are 1, 2 after three games on the long pattern. Choi Jin-A, Hwang Sun-Ok and Kim Yeau-Jin (left) lead the field of 19 trios with 1963 pinfall total, an average of 218,11, with Gye Min-Young, Gang Hye-Eun and Jeon Eun-Hee second with 1940.

2008 Asian Championships

07/07/08

Underdogs Tseng, Cheung win first gold medal for Hong Kong in Men's Doubles

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008ASCMenDoublesHKGwithCoaches_small.jpgEric Tseng and Cyrus Cheung stunned the favorites when they claimed the first gold medal for the host country Hong Kong in the Men's doubles event at the 20th Asian Championships Sunday evening at Hong Kong Bowling City. The underdogs finished with 2750 pinfall total or an average of 229.17. Qatar standouts Bandar Al Shafi and Mubarak Al Muraikhi took the silver medal with 2653, while long-time Japanese internationals Masaru Ito and Masaaki Takemoto earned the bronze medal with 2607. Squad 1 leader UAE had to settle for fourth place with 2579. 

2008 Asian Championships

07/06/08

Strong finish propels Malaysians to the women's title in Hong Kong Asian Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCEstherCheahShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Esther Cheah and Shalin Zulkifli (l-r with Esther's father, head coach Holloway Cheah) from Malaysia beat their Korean rivals en route to win the gold medal in women's Doubles in the 20th Asian Championships Sunday at Hong Kong Bowling City. The Malaysian top stars finished their six-game block on long oil with games of 494, 478 and 429 to win the event with 2699 pinfall total and an average of 224.92. Jeon Eun-Hee and Gye Min-Young from Korea won the silver medal while the bronze medal went to Chinese spinners Chen Dongdong and Wu Suqin.

2008 Asian Championships

07/06/08

Choi gives Korea a perfect start to the Asian Championships with gold in Men's Singles

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCMenSinglesLiewChoiMiranda_small.jpg Two years ago all the Korean men's team brought back home from the 19th Asian Championships in Indonesia was just one bronze medal in Singles. After the women's team swept all the medals this morning, Choi Ki-Bong (center), a newcomer on the national team gave Korea a perfect start to the 20 Asian Championships in Hong Kong with gold in Men's Singles. Alex Liew (l.), Malaysia, earned the silver medal, while  Raoul Miranda r.), Philippines, took the bronze. Squad 1 leader Kim Tae Young, Korea, finished fourth. 

Malaysia

07/05/08

MTBC may seek arbitration over fine By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times, Persekutuan, Malaysia (July 5, 2008)

The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) boycotted the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) general assembly on Thursday, in which the new committee decided to award the RM50,000 fine imposed on MTBC to UAE bowler Syed Ibrahim for his perfect game in the 2006 Malaysia Open. The ABF had warned MTBC prior to this year's Malaysia Open in March to either pay the hefty fine or not get the former's sanctioning for the event. It is learnt that MTBC may take up the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

2008 Asian Championships

07/05/08

Korean women sweep Singles medals at 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCSinglestop3ChoiJinAHwangSunOkJeonEunHee_small.jpg The Korean women stated the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships by sweeping the medals in the Singles competition Saturday morning at Hong Kong Bowling City, EMax, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. Hwang Sun-Ok finished with 290, 279 to overtake Choi-Jin A, who led since the first game by three pins, 1497 to 1494. Jeon Eun Hee rolled the first 300-game in the last game to earn bronze with . Their team mate Kim Yeau Jin, landed in fourth place with 1448.

2008 Asian Championships

07/04/08

20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships declared open

First champions to be crowned on Saturday

2008ASCLionDance_small.jpg The 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships got underway this morning at the state-of-the-art Hong Kong Bowling City at EMax in Hong Kong, China. The Opening Ceremony was conducted in a style all the players and coaches and most of the officials prefer: short and sweet, but really beautiful thanks to the Hong Kong Lion Dancers (pictured). In front of more than 250 bowlers and officials from 19 countries, the Opening Ceremony started at 11.15 am with the official march-past of the participating countries and the national anthem of Hong Kong, China.

2008 Asian Championships

07/04/08

Today is the Opening Ceremony of the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCHKBCLanes0548_small.jpg The 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships which will be held from July 4 to 11, 2008 in  Hong Kong, China. It marks the third time that Hong Kong is hosting the prestigious event after 1988 and 2002. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 11am local time at Hong Kong Bowling City, a state-of-the-art 48-laner. A total of 168 bowlers from 19 countries - 107 men and 61 women - will compete in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team of Five, All Events and Masters for gold, silver and bronze medals in the men's and women's division respectively.

ABF News

07/03/08

Sheikh Talal re-elected as ABF President at the General Assembly in Hong Kong

Assembly sets new standards for bowling congresses

2008ABFPresidentSheikhTalal_small.jpg The 20th Asian Bowling Federation General Assembly set new standards for bowling congresses in the modern history of the sport. The Meeting was finished in record one hour and 15 minutes and took place in a friendly and constructive atmosphere, especially considering that the election of the ABF Presidium was on the agenda. It was absolutely no surprise that the assembly members decided to re-elect Sheikh Talal M. Al Sabah (left) as President of the Asian Bowling Federation for the next four years. Among the new vice presidents are two familiar faces in international bowling.

ABF News

07/03/08

20th Asian Bowling Federation General Assembly being held in Hong Kong

2008ABFGADornbergerFungTalal_small.jpg Asian Bowling Federation President Sheikh Talal M. Al Sabah (r.) from Kuwait opened the 20th ABF General Assembly this morning in a meeting room on the 9th floor at the Royal Pacific Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Invited to attend the assembly was WTBA President Kevin Dornberger (l.), United States. One of the topics on the agenda for the representatives of the ABF member federations is the election of the next ABF President. Incumbent president Sheikh Talal is seeking re-election. The assembly is held in conjunction with the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, which will be staged from July 4-12 at Hong Kong Bowling City.

Starting Today

07/02/08

Live Coverage from the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (July 4-12, 2008)

2008AsCHKGPoster_small.jpgThe 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships will be held from July 4-12, 2008 at Hong Kong Bowling City, Emax, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. The event is organized by the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress (HKTBC). Most of the competitors from 18 countries have been arrived today at Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. The best female and the best male bowlers from Asia will compete for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team of 5, All Events and Masters. Bowlingdigital will report live from Hong Kong commencing with the 20th ABF General Assembly on July the 3rd all the way through to the Masters finals.

Malaysia

06/21/08

Holloway doesn't want a sequel to 2006 By Ajitpal Singh

New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia (June 20, 2008)

2008ICSHollowayCheah_small.jpg Will the ghost of 2006 return to haunt the current batch of bowlers preparing for back-to-back tournaments -- the Asian Championships in Hong Kong (July 2-12) and World Youth Championships in the United States (July 18-23)? National coach Holloway Cheah (pictured) remembers the day when he led the national junior squad to the world junior title in Germany in 2006 but almost the same set of keglers failed miserably at the Asian Championships in Indonesia, two weeks later.

Malaysia

06/13/08

Youngsters Mohd Nur, Li Jane get surprise nods for Asian meet By Rajes Paul

Republished courtesy of Malaysia Star - Malaysia (June 13, 2006)

20080613NurAiman_small.jpg 20080613SinLiJane_small.jpg The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) sprang a surprise by naming an unexpected line-up and a new coach for the Asian Championships, which will be held in Hong Kong from July 4-11. Youngsters Mohd Nur Aiman (l.) and Sin Li Jane received a big boost yesterday when they were named ahead of several elite bowlers for their first major international tournament. Team manager Cheah Ban Cheng said that they selected Aiman ahead of elite bowler Mohd Noer Said to give the former a good exposure.

Indonesia

08/16/06

Indonesia, Korea share title in Asian bowling c'ships by Damar Harsanto

Republished courtesy of The Jakarta Post (Aug 16, 2006)

2006AsCLogo.jpg Indonesia earned an historic result at the 19th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, sharing the overall title with South Korea. Both countries bowled their way to three golds, three silvers and two bronzes at the week-long event that ended Tuesday at the Ancol lanes in North Jakarta.

Indonesia

08/15/06

Wu Siu Hong triumphs in Men's Asian Championships Masters final

Jaya Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia (August 8-17, 2006)

2006AsCMenMastersWuSiuHong.jpg Wu Siu Hong (pictured) ended the 19th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia, with victory in the men's Masters finals. Siu Hong, who leaped from seventh to first during the second block of match play on short oil, flew past Alex Liew, Malaysia, 506-414, to win the prestigious title. Liew, seeded third, mowed down local favorite Ryan Lalisang, in the opening match, 267-214. Liew earned silver and Lalisang took bronze.

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