Ayman Hashem wins back-to-back international titles in Cairo


    2013 ABF Tour #4

    One day after winning the Sinai International Open, Hashem becomes the first Egyptian Asian Bowling Federation Tour winner with victory in the Egypt leg

    2013ABFT04AymanHashem.jpgAyman Hashem (pictured left) of Egypt won his second international title within two days after defeating his fellow countryman Mahmoud Atef, 201-145, in an all-lefty championship match of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Egypt leg Wednesday at International Bowling Center in Cairo.

    One day after he won the 15th Sinai International Open at IBC, Hashem became the first Egyptian bowler to win an ABF Tour title.

    The top 16 Asian men advanced to the men's only ABF Tour Egypt leg in single-elimination one-game format.

    2013ABFT04MahmoudAtef.jpgIn the high-scoring first two rounds, Hashem had some hard work to do to defeat another two lefties, compatriot Eslam Ead in the Round of 16, 249-247, and Fahad Al-Rageeb of Kuwait, 241-205, in the Round of 8.

    In an all-lefty semifinal against Khaled Al Doseri of Qatar, who won his first two matches with games of 277 and 266, Hashem prevailed by 29 pins, 211-182. The other semifinal match was an all-Egyptian affair in which Atef took down Ahmed Abdel Hamid, 207-169.

    Atef (right) advanced to the semis with a 211-193 first-round win over No. 2 seed, Sithiphol Kunaksorn of Thailand and a close 235-226 win against Jassim Darwish of Kuwait the second round.

    In the title match, Atef suffered four open frames (two single-pin misses and two splits) while Hashem managed to bowl a clean game including a double in the third and fourth frame to cruise to victory.

    ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2013 ABF Tour consists of nine legs, four in the Middle East with a men's division only and five in East and South East Asia featuring men and women in separate divisions. The fifth tournament is the ABFT Hong Kong leg on June 12.

    Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2013 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 2014 (date and venue tba).

    Photos courtesy of www.abftour.com.


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    2013 ABF Tour Egypt leg - Men's Division only

    International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt (May 1, 2013)

    Ayman Hashem, Egypt, def. Mahmoud Atef, Egypt, 201-145

    Ayman Hashem, Egypt, def. Khaled Al-Doseri, Qatar, 211-182
    Mahmoud Atef, Egypt, def. Ahmed Abdel Hamid, Egypt, 207-169

    Ayman Hashem, Egypt, def. Fahad Al-Rageeb, Kuwait, 241-205
    Khaled Al-Doseri, Qatar, def. Mahdi Assad, Bahrain, 266-249
    Mahmoud Atef, Egypt, def. Jassim Darwish, Kuwait, 235-226
    Ahmed Abdel Hamid, Egypt, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 228-224

    Round of 16:
    Ayman Hashem, Egypt, def. Eslam Ead, Egypt, 249-247
    Fahad Al-Rageeb, Kuwait, def. Rakan Al-Amiri, Kuwait, 195-179
    Mahdi Assad, Bahrain, def. Hossam Sobhy, Egypt, 237-235
    Khaled Al-Doseri, Qatar, def. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 277-182
    Mahmoud Atef, Egypt, def. Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 211-193
    Jassim Darwish, Kuwait, def. Mohamed Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia, 231-221
    Ahmed Abdel Hamid, Egypt, def. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 234-216
    Yousif Falah, Bahrain, def. Amr Nour, Egypt, 187-180


    2013 ABF Tour Egypt leg - Men's Final Standings

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Ayman Hashem, Egypt, 75
    2. Mahmoud Atef, Egypt, 60
    3. Khaled Al-Doseri, Qatar, 46
    4. Ahmed Abdel Hamid, Egypt, 45
    5. Mahdi Assad, Bahrain, 33
    6. Jassim Darwish, Kuwait, 32
    7. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 31
    8. Fahad Al-Rageeb, Kuwait, 30
    9. Eslam Ead, Egypt, 20
    10. Hossam Sobhy, Egypt, 19
    11. Mohamed Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia, 18
    12. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 17
    13. Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 16
    14. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 15
    15. Amr Nour, Egypt, 14
    16. Rakan Al-Amiri, Kuwait, 13


    2013 ABF Tour Men's Ranking after four events

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 106
    2. Mansour Al-Awami, Qatar, 92
    3. Rakan Al-Amiri, Kuwait, 90
    4. Ayman Hashem, Egypt, 75
    (tie) Sam Cooley, Australia, 75
    6. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, 70
    7. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 65
    8. Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 64
    9. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 61
    10. Mahmoud Atef, Egypt, 60
    (tie) Ahmed A. Jabber, Bahrain, 60
    (tie) Dechochai Tinjiratip, Thailand, 60
    (tie) Mohannad Ibrahim, Kuwait, 60
    14. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 59
    15. Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, 54.5
    16. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 49
    17. Jassim Darwish, Kuwait, 47
    18. Khaled Al-Doseri, Qatar, 46
    (tie) Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 46
    (tie) Wicky Yeung, Hong Kong, 46
    21. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 45
    (tie) Ahmed Abdel Hamid, Egypt, 45
    (tie) Ahmed Amin Al-Awahdi, Bahrain, 45
    (tie) Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, 45
    25. Mahdi Assad, Bahrain, 33
    (tie) Andrew Frawley, Australia, 33
    (tie) Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 33
    28. Mohammed Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia, 31
    29. Fahad Al-Rageeb, Kuwait, 30
    (tie) Jerry Ramadona, Indonesia, 30
    (tie) Michael Tsang, Hong Kong, 30
    (tie) Mohammed Al-Ragebah, Kuwait, 30
    33. Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 29
    34. Eslam Ead, Egypt, 20
    (tie) Billy M. Islam, Indonesia, 20
    (tie) Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 20
    37. Hossam Sobhy, Egypt, 19
    (tie) Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, 19
    39. Sayed Al-Hashemi, UAE, 18
    40. Badin Lerdpiriyasakulkut, Thailand, 17.5
    41. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 16
    42. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 15
    43. Amr Nour, Egypt, 14


    2013 ABF Tour Women's Ranking after one event

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 75
    2. Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia, 60
    3. Cheya Chantika, Indonesia, 46
    4. Shinta Noen, Indonesia, 45
    5. Natthida Sertluecha, Egypt, 33
    6. Putty Armein, Indonesia, 32
    7. Anak Agung Ayu, Indonesia, 31
    8. Thanchanok Vilailax, Egypt, 30
    9. Yanee Saebae, Egypt, 20
    10. Milki Ng, Hong Kong, 19
    11. Angkana Netrviseth, Egypt, 18
    12. Korngunya Aree, Egypt, 17
    13. Ivana Hie, Indonesia, 16
    14. Alisha Nabila Larasati, Indonesia, 15
    15. Chantanee Sarnswang, Egypt, 14
    16. Tanaprang Sathean, Egypt, 13