Michael Mak, Veronica De Souza unstoppable in ABF Tour Macau leg

    06/23/15

    2015 ABF Tour #6

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    2015ABFT06MichaelMak.jpgHong Kong's Michael Mak (pictured left) and local favorite Veronica De Souza posted big games in the finals of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday at COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China.

    2015ABFT06VeronicaDeSouza.jpgMak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma of Macau, with the front five strikes to build an insurmountable lead and never looked back. He finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory.

    De Souza (right) threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

    The top 16 men and the top 8 women in the Macau China International Open determined the ABF Tour Macau leg champion in single-elimination match play.

    2015ABFT06LauKwunHoMichaelMak.jpgMak, who averaged 247.50 over four games, ousted fellow Hong Kong national team member Eric Tseng in the opening Round of 16, 246-218, and went on to defeat Bong Kihow of Malaysia in the quarterfinals, 241-156.

    2015ABFT06ZoeDiasMaJoshuaChow.jpgMak rolled his highest game and the highest game of the men's finals in his semifinal match defeating compatriot Lau Kwun Ho (pictured left with Mak), 257-201. Zoe (on the right with Joshua Chow, right), who averaged 222 in the finals, almost matched Mak's score in the other semifinal match when he flew past Joshua Chow of Hong Kong, 255-194.

    Mak received 75 ranking points to leap to overtake the lead in the men's point ranking after six out of ten events.

    De Souza survived two close matches to advance to the women's title match. In the quarterfinals, De Souza eliminated former ABF Tour Tournament of Champions winner Wendy Chai by just one pin, 200-19.

    2015ABFT06VeronicaDeSouzaHuiTong.jpgThe semifinal match against her compatriot, Hui Tong (on the left with De Souza, left) was even closer as the two Macau bowlers were deadlocked at 188. Tui, Hui Tong, Macau in roll-off, 39-26, after a 188-188. Tui, who shot a 258 game in the quarterfinals, managed only 26 pins in the two-frame roll-off, and De Souza advanced with 39.

    2015ABFT06JuliaLamTannyaRoumimper.jpgRoumimper (right with Julia Lam, left) sidelined Tanaprang Sathean of Thailand in the opening match, 187-169, and topped Macau's Julia Lam, who shot a 278 game in first round, 216-189.

    With the 60 points for her runner-up finish, Roumimper moved into first place in the women's ranking, while De Souza is tied for second place with Thailand leg winner Korngunya Aree of Thailand.

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    The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, 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 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 13-14, 2016 in Kuwait.

    The 2015 ABF Tour takes a break until August 31 when the season resumes with the seventh leg at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China, immediately following the 41st Hong Kong International Open August 22-30.

    Photos courtesy of www.abftour.com.

     


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    2015 ABF Tour Macau leg - Men's Division


    COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China (June 23, 2015)

    2015ABFT06MichaelMak.jpgChampionship:
    Michael Mak, Hong Kong def. Zoe Dias Ma, Macau, 246-184

    Semifinal:
    Michael Mak, Hong Kong def. Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong, 257-201
    Zoe Dias Ma, Macau def. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 255-194

    Quarterfinal:
    Michael Mak, Hong Kong def. Bong Kihow, Malaysia, 241-156
    Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong def. Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, 225-215
    Joshua Chow, Hong Kong def. Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 187-147
    Zoe Dias Ma, Macau def. Ho Chok, San Macau, 225-204

    Round of 16:
    Bong Kihow, Malaysia def. Tomoyuki Sasaki, Japan, 246-193
    Michael Mak, Hong Kong def. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 246-218
    Surasak Manuwong, Thailand def. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 201-187
    Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong def. Daisuke Yoshida, Japan, 194-172
    Joshua Chow, Hong Kong def. Lee Tak Man, Macau, 215-196
    Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand def. Yuhi Shinbata, Japan, 221-158
    Ho Chok, San Macau def. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 235-233
    Zoe Dias Ma, Macau def. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 224-204

     


    2015 ABF Tour Macau leg - Men's Final Standings


    Players with position, country and ranking points

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    1. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 75
    2. Zoe Dias Ma, Macau, 60
    3. Lau Kwun Ho, Hong Kong, 46
    4. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 45
    5. Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, 33
    6. Ho Chok San, Macau, 32
    7. Bong Kihow, Malaysia, 31
    8. Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 30
    9. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 20
    10. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 19
    11. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 18
    12. Lee Tak Man, Macau, 17
    13. Tomoyuki Sasaki, Japan, 16
    14. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 15
    15. Daisuke Yoshida, Japan, 14
    16. Yuhi Shinbata, Japan, 13

     


    2015 ABF Tour Men's Ranking - Standings after 6/10 events


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

     


    2015 ABF Tour Macau leg - Women's Division


    COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China (June 23, 2015)

    2015ABFT06VeronicaDeSouza.jpgChampionship:
    Veronica De Souza, Macau def. Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 235-147

    Semifinal:
    Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia def. Julia Lam, Macau, 216-189
    Veronica De Souza, Macau def. Hui Tong, Macau in roll-off, 39-26, after a 188-188 tie

    Quarterfinal:
    Julia Lam, Macau def. Alex Foo, Macau, 278-154
    Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia def. Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand, 187-169
    Veronica De Souza, Macau def. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 200-199
    Hui Tong, Macau def. Nur Dyana, Singapore, 258-170

     


    2015 ABF Tour Macau leg - Women's Final Standings


    Players with position, country and ranking points

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    1. Veronica De Souza, Macau, 75
    2. Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 60
    3. Julia Lam, Macau, 46
    4. Hui Tong, Macau, 45
    5. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 33
    6. Nur Dyana, Singapore, 32
    7. Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand, 31
    8. Alex Foo, Macau, 30

    9. Filomena Choi, Macau, 20
    10. Ku Sok Va, Macau, 19
    11. Fatima Choi, Macau, 18
    12. Victoria Chan, Hong Kong, 17
    13. Tracey Alyson Lin, Singapore, 16
    14. Zoe Tam, Hong Kong, 15
    15. Qin Xiu Li, China, 14
    16. Milki Ng, Hong Kong, 13
    Places 9-16 were awarded ranking points based on the final standings of the Macau Open.

     


    2015 ABF Tour Women's Ranking - Standings after 2/4 events


    Players with position, country and ranking points