Asian Bowling News Overview

South Korea

09/08/15

Chris Barnes survives eliminator finals to win 17th Samho Korea Cup

2015KoreaCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, won another major international title in his illustrious career when he flew past Jung Taewha, Korea, in the last eliminator round, 249-183, to win the 17th Samho Korea Cup International Bowling Tournament Sunday, Sept. 6, at Hogye Gymnaium in Anyang City, South Korea. The 18-time PBA champion, whose last two titles came in the H.H. Emir Cup 2014 in Doha, Qatar, and in the 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational in Tokyo, Japan, received 30 million Korean Won (approx. $24,910).

2015 ABF Tour #7

09/01/15

Sam Cooley, Wendy Chai conquer Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg

2015ABFT07SamCooley_small.jpg2015ABFT07WendyChai_small.jpgAustralia's Sam Cooley (l.) and Wendy Chai (r.) of Malaysia remained undefeated in the single-elimination match play finals to conquer the ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Monday at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. It marked the second time in their career that Cooley and Chai won the men's and women's division in the same ABF Tour event after the 2013 ABFT Thailand leg.

Hong Kong

08/31/15

Korea sweeps Masters titles at 41st Hong Kong International Open

2015HKGOpenSonYoungSeokLimSiHyun_small.jpgKorea swept the men's and women's Masters titles at the 41st Hong Kong International Open Sunday at SCAA Bowling Center. In the men's stepladder final, top-seeded Son Young Seok defeated his fellow countryman Kim Dong Gyoo in a low-scoring encounter, 170-167 to win the title and the 55,000 Hong Kong Dollar top prize. In the women's title match, Lim So Hyun defeated defending champion and No. 1 seed, Victoria Chin of Malaysia, twice to for the title worth HK$26,000.

Pakistan

08/19/15

Daniyal Shah clinches open division title at 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Tournament

2015STBAIndepandenceDayBTOpenSingles_small.jpgDaiynal Shah (center; open division), Muhammad Rizwan (amateur) and Anam Fahad (women) clinched the titles at the 12th Royal Rodale Independence Day Bowling Tournament 2015 at Royal Rodale Club in Karachi, Pakistan. 70 male and female bowlers advanced to the finals which were held Sunday, August 16, at Royal Rodale Club, presented by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association (STBA) and Royal Rodale Club featuring Singles (open, amateur and women) and Trios events.

Hong Kong, China

07/31/15

Kuek Qi En, Kim Dong Yo conclude 16th Asian School Championships with victory in Masters

Top-seeded Kuek wins the first gold medal of the Championships for Singapore; Kim earns her third gold medal and the seventh overall for Korea

2015ASCMastersChampionsKuekQiEnKimDongYo_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En and Kim Dong Yo of Korea (pictured, l-r) won the gold medals in the boys' and girls' Masters competition, which concluded the NTGCC 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Friday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. It was the first gold medal for Singapore in the Championships, the third for Kim, who also won the titles in Singles and in the four-player Team event and the seventh overall for medal tally leader Korea.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Singapore's Kuek Qi En, Malaysia's Nora Lyana Natasia lead in Masters after the first block

16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships will conclude Friday with the second block and the stepladder finals

2015ASCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg2015ASCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSingapore's Kuek Qi En (left, center) and Nora Lyana Natasia (right, center) of Malaysia took the lead in Boys and Girls Masters at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships as match play reached the halfway mark Thursday at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. The top 3 after Friday's second block will advance to the stepladder finals.

Hong Kong, China

07/30/15

Japanese boys, Korean girls win the titles in Team event and All-Events

Japan's Ren Sameshima, Korea's Kim Jin Ju claim gold in All-Events; lead top 16 boys and girls into Masters finals

2015ASCGirlsTeamKorea_small.jpg2015ASCBoysTeamJapan_small.jpg Japan and Korea shared the gold medals on the third day of competition in the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships underway at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China. Korea captured the titles in Girls Team (l.) and All-Events. The Japanese boys (right) accomplished the same feat in the boys division.

Hong Kong, China

07/29/15

Korea earns gold medals No. 3 & 4 in Doubles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCGirlsDoublesTop3_small.jpg2015ASCBoysDoublesTop3_small.jpg After a gold medal sweep in Singles, Korea captured both gold medals in girls and boys Doubles at the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships Tuesday in Hong Kong, China. Kim Hyo Min and Kim Jin Ju (front left) totaled 2557 to win the girls division, while Seo Hyo Dong and Kill Jun Seong (front right) took the boys title with 2770.

Hong Kong, China

07/28/15

Korea sweeps gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles at 16th Asian School Championships

2015ASCKimDongYo_small.jpg2015ASCKimJungTae_small.jpgKim Dong Yo (l.) and Kim Jung Tae (r.) of the Korean A team swept the gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles to kick off the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Dong Yo toppled 1322 pins, an average of 220.33, to beat out Kim Jin Ju of the Korean B team for the gold medal by nine pins. Jung Tae cruised to victory in the boys' division with 1421 total and the field-best 236.83 average.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Birgit Pöppler earn the No. 1 seeds for Sunday's Bowling World Open TV Finals

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpg2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgQualifying leaders Dom Barrett (l.) of England and Birgit Pöppler (r.) of Germany refused to fall in the semi-final round Saturday evening at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the TV Finals of the Bowling World Open. The finals will be conducted on Sunday, July 12, in a special six-lane bowling arena installed in an exhibition hall at Makuhari-Messe, a convention center outside Tokyo.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Birgit Pöppler averages 236 to win women's qualifying at Bowling World Open

Germany leads the top 33 players representing 16 countries into to the semi-finals scheduled to start at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBOBirgitPoppler2_small.jpgGerman national team member Birgit Pöppler (pictured) averaged 236 for five games to win the women's qualifying at the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday afternoon at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, and to lead the top 33 into the semi-finals this evening at 8 p.m. Pöppler, the 2012 European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader, rolled games of 250, 213, 278, 227 and 212 on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern to finish atop the 110-player leaderboard with 1180 pinfall total.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/11/15

Dom Barrett, Bill O'Neill shoot 300 to lead men's qualifying at Bowling World Open

33 bowlers from 14 countries advance to the semi-finals starting this evening at 8 p.m. JST

2015WBODomBarrett_small.jpgPBA champions Dominic Barrett (pictured) of England and Bill O'Neill, United States, rolled 300 games in the qualifying of the World Bowling Tour's Bowling World Open Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma bowling center in Tokyo, Japan, en route to lead the top 33 men into the semi-finals. Barrett started the five game round on the "Tokyo" lane conditioning pattern with the tournament's first 300 game by a man and added games of 225, 201, 259 and 288 to pace the 110-player field from 52 countries with 1273 (254.60 average).

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/10/15

Jo Namyi, Lee Nahyun win international preliminaries at Bowling World Open

Koreans lead the top 20 men and 20 women into the main event which starts Saturday morning at Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan

2015WBONamyiJo_small.jpg2015WBOLeeNahyun_small.jpgKorea's Jo Namyi (l.) and Lee Nahyun (r.) paced the international preliminaries at the Bowling World Open to lead the top 20 into the main event Saturday at Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The preliminaries drew 427 bowlers. 20 Japanese men and women, 13 Korean men, five PBAers and two Malaysians and 10 Korean women, six Singaporeans, two Malaysians, one Swede and one U.S. woman will join the exempt bowlers in qualifying.

Japan

07/09/15

Korean bowlers dominate international preliminaries on opening day at World Bowling Open

Lee Youngjun leads men's division after 6/10 squads with 746; Lee Nahyun leads women's field with 760, including one of four 300 games by a woman

2015BWOKoreanWomenNationalTeam_small.jpgThe preliminaries of the inaugural World Bowling Open got underway on Thursday, July 9, with the first six out of 10 squads at Shinagawa Prince Hotel and Round1 Minamisuma in Tokyo, Japan. The Korean bowlers dominated the opening day with Lee Youngjun and Lee Nahyun leading the 62 men and 42 women in the international pool with 746 and 760 three-game totals, respectively. The top 19 international men and women and the top 20 Japanese men and women will advance to the main event.

2015 WBT #13

07/08/15

World Bowling Tour commences with inaugural Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan

WBT "major" tournament offers 48 million Yen (currently 391,700 USD); Bowlingdigital presents a list of invited players who will be seeded in the main event

2015WBOPoster_small.jpg Japan's capital city of Tokyo will be the center of the bowling world July 9-12, when many of the best bowlers in the world, men and women, will compete in the inaugural Bowling World Open for total prize fund of 48 million Japanese Yen, currently 391,700 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $81,600) going to the men's and women's champion. The BWO is the 13th event on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Bowlingdigital presents the latest list of the invited players who will be automatically seeded into the main event.

2015 ABF Tour #6

06/23/15

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

2015ABFT06MichaelMakVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg Hong Kong's Michael Mak (l.) and local favorite Veronica De Souza (r.) posted big games in the finals of the 2015 ABF Tour Macau leg to win the men's and women's title Monday in Macau, China. Mak started the men's championship match against De Souza's cousin, Zoe Dias Ma, with the front five strikes and finished with three strikes in the 10th frame for a 246-184 victory. De Souza threw eight strikes on her way to the women's title easily defeating Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia, 235-147.

Macau

06/22/15

One proves to be the lucky number in Macau China International Open

Defending men's champion Tomoyuki Sasaki (Japan) and Lee Young Seung (Korea) win the open division titles from No. 1 seed; it marks the seventh consecutive win for the men's No. 1 and the sixth out of seven for the women's No. 1

2015MacauOpenLeeYoungSeungTomoyukiSasaki2_small.jpgThe number 1 again proved to be the lucky number in the Macau China International Open as both, Tomoyuki Sasaki (r.) of Japan and and Korea's Lee Young Seung (l.) won the seventh edition of the event from No. 1 seed Monday at COTAI bowling center. Defending men's champion Sasaki fired a huge game to defeat Korea's Baek Jong Yun, 279-224, to win his second consecutive title in Macau and the 70,000 Macau pataca top prize (approx. US$8,760).

Macau, China

06/21/15

Wu Siu Hong, Tracy See lead by 39 pins after the first round of the finals in Macau

Hong Kong's Siu Hong averages 247.67 to pace the men's division; Singapore's See leads the women with 232.67 average; players return Monday for the second block before the cut to the top 6 for the stepladder finals

2015MacauOpenWuSiuHong_small.jpg2015MacauOpenTracySee.jpgHong Kong bowler Wu Siu Hong (l.) and Singapore's Tracy See (r.) took a 39-pin lead after the first round of the finals in the men's and women's open division in the 2015 Macau China International Open Sunday at COTAI Bowling Center. Siu Hong averaged 247.67 over six games to lead the 40 men with 1486. See averaged 232.67 to pace the 30 women with 1396. All players will return Monday for the second block before the cut to the top 6 for the finals.

Macau, China

06/20/15

Korea's Hwang Sung Hyun, Lee Young Seung win qualifying in 2015 Macau International Open

2015MacauOpenLeeYoungSeungHwangSungHyun_small.jpg

Korea's Hwang Sung Hyun and Lee Young Seung (r-l) finished the qualifying in the 2015 Macau China International Open atop the men's and women's open division leaderboard to lead 40 men and 30 women into the finals Sunday and Monday at COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China. Hwang posted three-game series of 791 and 772 to lead the men's overseas pool with 1563 total (260.50 average). Lee was the lone woman who bowled two series over 700 to win the qualifying with 1471 (245.17).

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