Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Shaik Abdul Hameed win their first ABF Tour title in Thailand

    04/19/14

    2014 ABF Tour #3

    2014ABFT03ShaikAbdulHameedKritsanakornSangaroon.jpg Shaik Abdul Hameed of India and Kritsanakorn Sangaroon (l-r) from the host country claimed their first career Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour title in the 2014 Tour's Thailand leg Thursday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Hameed barely survived the opening round of the single-elimination finals defeating Ali Al-Rashidi, UAE, in a two-frame roll-off, 59-36, after a 212-212 tie. The lefty then ousted Hong Kong's Eric Tseng, 238-198, and Joshua Chow, 231-218, before he flew past Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, in the title match, 242-183.

    Al-Attar, who was targeting back-to-back titles after winning the previous stop in Kuwait, took over the lead in the men's point rankings after three of nine events.

    The ABFT Thailand leg was the opening event for the women with 10 of the 13 finalist coming from the host country. The three foreigners, Nur Dyana (Singapore), Wendy Chai (Malaysia) and Chan Shuk Han (Hong Kong) were eliminated in the Rounds of 16 and 8.

    In all-Thailand semifinals, Kritsanakorn topped Angkana Netrviseth, 198-173, while Benchawan Poungthong sidelined Tanaprang Sathean, 207-179. In the championship match, 19-year-old Kritsanakorn defeated Benchawan, 223-183, to seal the victory.

    It was the second defeat in a title match within two days for Benchawan after falling to Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand, 205-193, in the finale of the 40th MWA Thailand International Open. With the victory Kritsanakorn also took the early lead in the women's point ranking.

    The 2014 ABF Tour takes a short break before heading to Cairo, Egypt for the fourth stop of the 2014 season on May 1 (men only).

    ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 ABF Tour consists of nine legs, five in the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions.

    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 2014 season qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 2015 (tbc) in Kuwait.

    The next leg in the 2014 tour calendar is the Thailand leg on April 17 after the 40th MWA Thailand International Open, the first of four legs in East and South East Asia which have women division while those in the Middle East only feature the men.

    Photos courtesy of www.abftour.com.

     


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    2014 ABF Tour Thailand leg - Men's Division only


    Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok, Thailand (April 17, 2014)

    Championship:
    Shaik Abdul Hameed, India def. Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, 242-183

    Semifinal:
    Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE def. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 218-197
    Shaik Abdul Hameed, India def. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 231-218

    Quarterfinal:
    Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE def. Panuruj Vilailak, Thailand, 200-141
    Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand def. Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, 210-205
    Joshua Chow, Hong Kong def. Mike Chan, Hong Kong, 210-135
    Shaik Abdul Hameed, India def. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 238-198

    Round of 16:
    Panuruj Vilailak, Thailand def. Badin Lerdpiriyasakulkut, Thailand, 198-186
    Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE def. Hareb Al-Mansoori, UAE, 195-164
    Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand def. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 258-218
    Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE def. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 212-189
    Joshua Chow, Hong Kong def. Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 223-171
    Mike Chan, Hong Kong def. Atittarat Cheng, Thailand, 227-194
    Eric Tseng, Hong Kong def. Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 193-167
    Shaik Abdul Hameed, India def. Ali Al-Rashidi, UAE, 59-36 in rolloff after a 212-212 tie.

     


    2014 ABF Tour Thailand leg - Men's Final Standings


    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Shaik Abdul Hameed, India, 75
    2. Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, 60
    3. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 46
    4. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 45
    5. Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, 33
    6. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 32
    7. Panuruj Vilailak, Thailand, 31
    8. Mike Chan, Hong Kong, 30
    9. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 20
    10. Ali Al-Rashidi, UAE, 19
    11. Atittarat Cheng, Thailand, 18
    12. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 17
    13. Badin Lerdpiriyasakulkut, Thailand, 16
    14. Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 15
    15. Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 14
    16. Hareb Al-Mansoori, UAE, 13

     


    2014 ABF Tour Men's Ranking - Standings after 3/9 events


    Players with position, country and ranking points. The top 16 qualify for the ABFT Tournament of Champions.

    1. Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, 135
    2. Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, 128
    3. Sithiphol Kunaksorn, Thailand, 107
    4. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 94
    5. Shaik Abdul Hameed, India, 75
    6. Hareb Al-Mansoori, UAE, 74
    7. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 60
    (tie) Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, 60
    9. Michael Mak, HGK, 50
    10. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 49
    11. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 47
    12. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 46
    13. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 45
    14. Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 35
    15. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 33
    16. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 32

     


    2014 ABF Tour Thailand leg - Women's Division only


    Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothinon in Bangkok, Thailand (April 17, 2014)

    Championship:
    Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Thailand def. Benchawan Poungthong, Thailand, 223-183

    Semifinal:
    Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Thailand def. Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand, 198-173
    Benchawan Poungthong, Thailand def. Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand, 207-179

    Quarterfinal:
    Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand def. Natthida Sertluecha, Thailand, 220-156
    Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Thailand def. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 210-196
    Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand def. Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong, 181-179
    Benchawan Poungthong, Thailand def. Arpakorn Netrviseth, Thailand, 186-144

    Round of 16:
    Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand (bye)
    Natthida Sertluecha, Thailand def. Kantaporn Singhabubpha, Thailand, 172-137
    Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Thailand def. Chantanee Sarnswang, Thailand, 170-146
    Wendy Chai, Malaysia def. Tithima Thongsard, Thailand, 214-189
    Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand def. Nur Dyana, Singapore, 204-169
    Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong (bye)
    Arpakorn Netrviseth, Thailand def. Korngunya Aree, Thailand, 194-167
    Benchawan Poungthong, Thailand (bye).

     


    2014 ABF Tour Thailand leg - Women's Final Standings and Ranking after the first event


    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Thailand, 75
    2. Benchawan Poungthong, Thailand, 60
    3. Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand, 46
    4. Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand, 45
    5. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 33
    6. Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong, 32
    7. Natthida Sertluecha, Thailand, 31
    8. Arpakorn Netrviseth, Thailand, 30
    9. Tithima Thongsard, Thailand, 20
    10. Nur Dyana, Singapore, 19
    11. Korngunya Aree, Thailand, 18
    12. Chantanee Sarnswang, Thailand, 17
    13. Kantaporn Singhabubpha, Thailand, 16