Hussain Al-Suwaidi starts 2013 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in Bahrain


    2013 ABF Tour #1

    2013ABFT01HussainAlSuwaidi2.jpg2013ABFT01AhmedAJabbar.jpgHussain Al-Suwaidi (pictured left) defeated local favorite Ahmed A. Jabbar (right) of Bahrain, 245-191, to win the season-opening event of the 2013 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saturday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Bahrain.

    It was the fifth career ABF Tour title for the UAE bowler, who has won titles in Kuwait (2008, 2010), Thailand (2009) and the 2010 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.

    Al-Suwaidi, the Asian point ranking leader in the years 2008 to 2010, started the single-elimination finals with a huge 278-199 win over Mansour Al-Awamy of Qatar before he ousted Hong Kong national team members, Wicky Yeung (214-167) and Eric Tseng (227-206), to book his spot in the championship match.

    2013ABFT01HussainAlSuawaidiAbdullaAlDoseryAhmedAJabbar.jpgJabbar survived a long-scoring Round of 16 match defeating Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia, 187-169. The Bahraini then posted two solid games to edge Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait, 222-200, and 13-year-old Bahraini youth bowler Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi, 211-191.

    L-R The picture shows champion Hussain Al-Suwaidi, Abdulla Al-Dosery, President of Bahrain Bowling Association, and runner-up Ahmed A. Jabbar with the trophy.

    The second leg of the 2013 Asian Bowling Federation Tour will be held on March 18 at Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City following the World Bowling Tour's Kuwait Open (March 13-17, 2013).

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    Ozone Entertainment Center in Manama, Bahrain (March 10, 2013)

    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE def. Ahmed A. Jabbar, Bahrain, 245-191

    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE def. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 227-206
    Ahmed A. Jabbar, Bahrain def. Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi, Bahrain, 211-191

    Eric Tseng, Hong Kong def. Andrew Frawley, Australia, 225-214
    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE def. Wicky Yeung, Hong Kong, 214-167
    Ahmed A. Jabbar, Bahrain def. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, 222-200
    Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi, Bahrain def. Michael Tsang, Hong Kong, 248-143

    Round of 16:
    Andrew Frawley, Australia def. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 225-194
    Eric Tseng, Hong Kong def. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 238-198
    Wicky Yeung, Hong Kong def. Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, 226-221
    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE def. Mansour Al-Awamy, Qatar, 278-199
    Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait def. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 244-212
    Ahmed A. Jabbar, Bahrain def. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 187-169
    Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi, Bahrain (Bye) Michael Tsang, Hong Kong def. Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, 232-215


    2013 ABF Tour Bahrain leg - Men's Final Standings

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 75
    2. Ahmed A. Jabbar, Bahrain, 60
    3. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 46
    4. Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi, Bahrain, 45
    5. Andrew Frawley, Australia, 33
    6. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, 32
    7. Wicky Yeung, Hong Kong, 31
    8. Michael Tsang, Hong Kong, 30
    9. Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, 20
    10. Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, 19
    11. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 18
    12. Mansour Al-Awamy, Qatar, 17
    13. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 16
    14. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 15
    15. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 14