Asian Bowling News Overview

Bahrain

03/07/16

Ahmed Al-Awadhi leads top 30 into finals at 14th Bahrain Championship

Bahrain's youth bowler averages over 240 to pace the 103-player field from 19 countries with 2970 including handicap; Squad E & F leaders Kent, Simonsen crack the top 5; Thomas Larsen takes last spot with 2646 (220.50 average)

Ahmed Al-Awadhi, a youth bowler from Bahrain, won the qualifying of the 14th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship with 2970 including 7 pins handicap per game, an average of 240.50 for 12 games, to lead the top 30 out of 103 players from 19 countries into the finals on Tuesday and Wednesday. Al-Awadhi, who led the local qualifying which took place at Funland Bowling Center in Manama in the week before the international qualifying, had six-game series of 1471 and 1499.

Bahrain

03/07/16

Ryan Lalisang, Mike Chan set the pace in Squad E & F after the first block

Indonesian and Hong Kong bowler average 237 and need a repeat performance in Monday's block 2 to crack the top 5 in the overall standings; Bahrain's Ahmed Al-Awadhi leads with 247.50 (incl. hdcp)

Ryan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia averaged 237.50 Sunday at the penultimate qualifying day of the 14th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship to lead the 48 bowlers of squads E & F after the first block with 1425 total. Lalisang rebounded from a slow start with 267 and a near-perfect 299 game before he closed with 247 and 219 to beat Mike Chan of Hong Kong for the high series on Monday by three pins.

Bahrain

03/06/16

Ahmed Al-Awadhi leads Bahrain qualifying heading into the last three squads

Bahraini youth bowler paces the 81 player field with an average of 240.50 for 12 games; Squad B leaders Ramirez, McEwan and Squad C leaders Jones, Allen round out the top 5

2016BHRAnggieRamirezDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg Ahmed Al-Awadhi, a youth bowler from Bahrain, who led the local qualifying of the 14th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship with 2970 total and an average of 240.50, retained his lead after the conclusion of the first two international qualifying squads. Al-Awadh was followed by A squad leaders Anggie Ramirez (l.) of Colombia and Danielle McEwan (r.), United States, who leaped into second and third place, resp., with 2921 and 2874, including handicap.

Bahrain

03/05/16

Anggie Ramirez paces international field in Bahrain

Colombian posts 1449 series to lead day one qualifying in the 14th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship, runner-up Osku Palermaa shoots the first 300 game; Bahraini youth bowler Ahmed Al-Awadhi finishes atop the local qualifying with 2970 (240.50)

2016BHRAnggieRamirez_small.jpg2016BHROskuPalermaa_small.jpg Anggie Ramirez (l.) of Colombia averaged 234.50 in the opening squad B of the international qualifying to pace the field after the first of two six-game blocks with 1449 total, including seven pins handicap each game. Ramirez finished 21 pins ahead of five-time PBA champion Osku Palermaa (r.) of Finland, who rolled the tournament's first 300 game in his fourth game of the 1428 series to earn a 1,000 Dollar bonus.

Qatar

03/02/16

Danielle McEwan shoots two big games to win the H.H. Emir Cup 2016

PBA member earns $20,000 for her first WBT title but does not get credit for a PBA title because she used the handicap pins

2016HHEmirCupTop4_small.jpg Danielle McEwan, USA, fired games of 258 and 266 scratch and added eight pins women's handicap each game to fly past Yousif Falah of Bahrain, 540-416, to win the World Bowling Tour's H.H. Emir Cup 2016 Wednesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. McEwan received the 20,000 Dollar first prize. Falah pocketed $12,000 for second place while Marshall Kent, United States, and Daphne Tan, Singapore, got $6,000 apiece for third and fourth place, resp.

Qatar

03/02/16

It's down to 12 in H.H. Emir Cup

Swede Martin Larsen leads the 8 players standing after Tuesday's Round 1 & 2 into a third-round clash with the top 4 qualifiers; Bernice Lim, Marshall Kent and Jazreel Tan bring the number of 300s to 10

2016HHEmirCupMartinLarsenOskuPalermaaRobertAndersson_small.jpg Martin Larsen (l.) of Sweden averaged 248.50 for eight games to pace the second round of the finals in the H.H. Emir Cup with 1988 total and to lead the top 8 players into a third-round clash with the top 4 qualifiers Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center. Shayna Ng was one of two Singaporean women who survived the cut in second place with 1946. Larsen's team mate Robert Andersson (r.) was third with 1930. Fourth place belonged to Osku Palermaa (c.) of Finland with 1919.

Qatar

03/01/16

Daphne Tan wins qualifying in H.H. Emir Cup

Singaporean leads 32 players into the finals on Tuesday and Wednesday; Squad C's Thomas Larsen, Tommy Jones and Danielle McEwan crack the top 4

2016HHEmirCupRound1Finalists_small.jpgSingaporean women's star Daphne Tan won the qualifying of the H.H. Emir Cup 2016 and leads a group of 32 players into the finals Tuesday and Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Tan, who averaged 242.56 for 16 games and posted a 4009 series in squad A, including eight pins handicap each game, remained unchallenged in squad B and C to lead the field of 95 players, including 12 women, from 22 countries by 80 pins and more. The picture shows the Round 1 finalists.

Qatar

02/29/16

Daphne Tan holds commanding lead in H.H. Emir Cup

Tan leads the 85-player field from 21 countries by 232 pins over Kuwait's Mostafa Almousawi

2016HHEmirCupDaphneTan_small.jpgSquad A leader Daphne Tan (pictured) continued to hold a commanding lead in the H.H. Emir Cup 2016 after the 36 B squad bowlers have completed their 16-game qualifying Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. The Singaporean standout averaged 242.56 to lead the 85-player field from 21 countries with 4009 total. Mostafa Almousawi of Kuwait used high games of 299 and a pair of 279s in the second 8-game block Sunday to overtake second place with 3773 and an average of 235.81, 236 pins behind leader Tan.

Qatar

02/28/16

Daphne Tan shoots 300 to take the lead in H.H. Emir Cup 2016 after Squad A

Four Singaporean women in the top 8 after the first of three 16-game qualifying rounds in Qatar

2016HHEmirCupSaeedAlHajriDaphneTan_small.jpgLong-time Singaporean women's national team member Daphne Tan rolled her first career 300 game on the way to take the lead in the H.H. Emir Cup 2016 after the conclusion of squad A Friday in Doha, Qatar. Tan, who achieved perfection in the first game of her first block, earned the Day 1 High Series Award worth 200 Dollar. She followed the 2054 with 1955, including handicap, to lead the field of 50 bowlers with 4009 total and an average of 242.56 for 16 games.

Editorial

12/15/15

Lucas Wiseman, the main voice of BowlTV, leaves USBC after 13 successful years

2014WCAbuDhabiLucasWiseman_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month. Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week. As a pioneer of BowlTV's live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport.

2015 ABF Tour #9

12/08/15

Ryan Lalisang earns his third ABF Tour title of the season; wins the 2015 point ranking

Indonesian finishes the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with back-to-back victories to lead the top 16 players into the 2016 Tournament of Champions

2015ABFT09RyanLalisangSheikhTalal_small.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang (pictured left with Sheikh Talal) won his second consecutive title and the third overall on the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour when he defeated Rickle Kam of Hong Kong, 278-232, in the title match of the Saudi Arabia leg Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh. With the victory, Lalisang concluded the season as the Tour's point ranking winner and will lead the top 16 men into the 2016 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.

2015 ABF Tour

12/08/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour concludes after 9 legs

The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the point rankings advance to the 2016 Tournament of Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consisted of 9 legs, five in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt 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 earned 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 qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 13-14, 2016 in Kuwait.

Saudi Arabia

12/07/15

Big payday for Francois Louw; South African wins 9th Kingdom International Open

Louw defeats Denmark's Frederik Øhrgaard in the decisive game to earn the $25,000 top prize; Louw and Øhrgaard achieve perfection

ImageImageFrancois Louw (l.) of South Africa defeated Frederik Øhrgaard (r.) of Denmark in the decisive game to win the 9th Kingdom International Open Monday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and to pocket the $25,000 top prize. As top seeded player, Louw must be defeated twice to win the title. He took full advantage of the rule as he rebounded from a 247-226 loss in game one with a 247-239 win in game two to seal the victory.

Saudi Arabia

12/06/15

It's down to 16 at 9th Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia

Singapore's Ong leads 12 bowlers into a final round clash with the top 5 qualifiers

2015KingdomOpenLogo_small.jpgRemy Ong of Singapore averaged 236.13 for eight games to lead the semi-final round at the 9th Kingdom International Open Sunday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ong toppled 1889 pins to lead the top 12 players into a final round clash with the top 4 qualifiers, who received a first round bye. Those 16 will bowl another eight-game round starting Monday at 1 p.m. Arabia Standard Time (AST) before the cut to the top 5 for the stepladder finals.

Saudi Arabia

12/06/15

Wu Siu Hong wins qualifying in 9th Kingdom International Open

World Cup champion from Hong Kong averages over 226 for 12 games to lead 32 players into the finals; Denmark's Frederik Øhrgaard hits the cutoff number for 28th place with 2386 (198.83 average)

ImageFresh of his victory in the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Wu Siu Hong (pictured) of Hong Kong averaged 226.67 for a 2720 12-game total to win the qualifying of the 9th Kingdom International Open which concluded Saturday with an optional six-game block to replace a lower series at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Wu rolled a 1315 series, an average of 219.17, including games of 228, 215, 258, 248, 205 and 161, to replace a 1269 low series and to overtake previous leader Ryan Lalisang by 38 pins.

Saudi Arabia

12/04/15

Ryan Lalisang takes over pole position in Saudi Arabia after Round Two

Indonesian averages over 223.50 for 12 games to lead the 80-player field with 2682 total; Wu Siu Hong (HKG) achieves perfection; heading into the last qualifying day, the score to make the cut in 28th place is 2308 (192.33average)

2015KIORyanLalisang_small.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia averaged 223.50 for 12 games to lead the 9th Kingdom International Open as 80 players from 18 countries have completed their second block of qualifying at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Asian Games champion averaged 230.50 on Friday and added 1383 to his 1299 first round pinfall to leap from fourth to first place with 2682 total. The top three bowlers plus the next Saudi bowler after tomorrow's optional third block will earn a first-round bye.

Saudi Arabia

12/04/15

Khaled Aldubyyan leads 9th Kingdom International Open after the first round

Kuwaiti averages over 230 to lead the 80-player field with 1389; score to make the cut in 28th place is currently 1153 (192.17 average)

2015KIOKhaledAldubyyan_small.jpg2015KIOFrancoisLouw_small.jpg Khaled Aldubyyan (l.) of Kuwait averaged 231.50 for six games to take the first round lead in the 9th Kingdom International Open Thursday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The former World Ranking Masters champion rebounded from a slow start in Squad B (193) with 247, 223, 268, 200 and 258 for 1389 total. Trailing Aldubyyan by 44 pins to sit in second place was Francois Louw (r.) of South Africawith 1345.

2015 ABF Tour #8

10/29/15

Ryan Lalisang, Nadia Pramanik sweep ABF Tour Indonesia titles on home turf

Lalisang becomes the first multiple champion of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season; Pramanik wins her second title within two days

2015ABFT08RyanLalisangNadiaPramanik_small.jpg Indonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Nadia Pramanik (l-r) swept the men's and women's titles in the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg Monday on their home turf at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the second title for Pramanik within two days after winning the women's open masters in the 13th Indonesia International Open on Sunday. Lalisang, who won the Kuwait leg in March, became the first multiple champion this season.

Indonesia

10/25/15

Nadia Pramanik (INA), Benshir Layoso (PHI) win 13th Indonesia Open in overtime

2015INAOpenNadiaPramanikBenshirLayoso_small.jpgIndonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Benshir Layoso of the Philippines (l-r) captured the open masters titles in the 13th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship which concluded Sunday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta with the six-player stepladder finals. Both title matches went into overtime as top-seeded Pramanik and Layoso both lost the first match. As in most of the major tournaments in Asia, the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

Japan

10/18/15

Aichi-Ken dominates bowling competition at 70th National Sports Festival

Prefecture gets the most points for both Emperor's Cup and Empress' Cup; at the conclusion of the festival, the host prefecture Wakayama receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo-To wins the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader for the third consecutive year

2015NSFPresidentTrophyAichi_small.jpg The prefecture (ken) of Aichi led both, the overall point list and the female point list, in the bowling competition of the 70th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Sep. 26 - Oct. 2 at Kinokawa Bowl in Iwade-shi, Wakayama-Ken, Japan. The players from Aichi accumulated 139 points in the men's and women's divisiona to finish well ahead of Kanagawa and Tokyo, who finished in second and third place with 82.5 and 72.5, respectively. Aichi-Ken also led the point ranking in the female division.

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