Asian Bowling News Overview

2015 AsC Thailand

01/22/15

Singapore wins first gold medal at 23rd Asian Championships in Women's Trios

Korean trios earn silver and bronze

2015AsCTriosNgYeoNew_small.jpgHolding a 27-pin lead heading into the second three-game block of the Women's Trios event, Geraldine Ng, Joey Yeo and New Hui Fen (l-r) posted the second-highest series on long oil to maintain a four-pin lead and to win the first gold medal for Singapore at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships. The Korean women took the silver and bronze medal. Sin Li Jane of Malaysia remained atop the leaderboard in All-Events but her lead shrank from 141 to 56 pins.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/21/15

Singaporean women set the pace in Trios at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Yeo, Ng, New hit 1900 on the nose to lead the 24-trios field on the medium pattern; Malaysia's Sin Li Jane maintains 141-pin lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2015AsCTriosNewYeoNg_small.jpgNew Hui Fen, Joey Yeo and Geraldine Ng from Singapore (l-r) hit 1900 on the nose to take the lead in the Women's Trios event at the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships after three games on medium oil Wednesday afternoon at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The Singaporeans averaged 211.11 including team games of 677, 591 and 632. Malaysia's Sin Li Jane held on to the lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games with 3480 and an average of 232.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/21/15

Korea takes first-round lead in Men's Trios at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Park, Shin, Hong pace the 41 Trios after Block 1 on medium oil with an average of 238; Malaysia's Mohd Rafiq Ismail takes pole position in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2015AsCTriosHongParkShin_small.jpgAfter a clean sweep of the medals in the Doubles event, the Korean men have their sights set on the Trios title in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Hong Hae Sol, Park Jong Woo and Shin Seung Hyeon (l-r) averaged 238 in the first three-game block on the medium lane conditioning pattern including a high game of 783 to lead the field of 41 trios from 21 countries with 2142 pinfall total.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/20/15

Malaysia's Li Jane, Afifah out average the field to win Women's Doubles at Asian Championships

Places 2, 3 and 4 belong to Korean women; Sin Li Jane holds 183-pin lead as All-Events competition reaches halfway mark

2015AsCSinLiJaneSyaidatulAfifah_small.jpgSin Li Jane and Syaidatul Afifah (l-r) out averaged their nearest competitors by more than 11 pins to win the first gold medal for Malaysia in the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Women's Doubles Tuesday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The duo led the 37 doubles from 13 countries with 2773 total and an average of 231.08. Li Jane holds a holds 183-pin lead in All-Events after 12 of 24 games with 2866 total and an average of 238.83.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/19/15

Korean men sweep the medals in Doubles at 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Doubles World Champions Choi Bok Eum, Park Jong Woo average over 236 to claim the gold medal

2015AsCChoiBokEumParkJongWoo_small.jpgAfter a slow start into the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships, the Korean men rebounded with a clean sweep of the medals in the Doubles event Monday at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. Doubles World Champions Choi Bok Eum and Park Jong Woo (l-r), who bowled in the third and last squad, averaged 237.17 on the medium lane conditioning pattern to claim to the gold medal with 2834 total. Team mate Hong Hae Sol took the lead in All-Events.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/18/15

Japan sweeps gold medals in Singles at Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Thailand

Yusuke Yamamoto, Mirai Ishimoto start 23rd edition the event with victory in Men's and Women's Singles; Bahrain's Yusuf Al-Awahdi and Kuwait's Mohannad Ebrahim achieve perfection

2015AsCYusukeYamamoto_small.jpg2015AsCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpgYusuke Yamamoto and Mirai Ishimoto swept the gold medals in Singles for Japan in the opening event of the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Yamamoto (l.), rolled two consistently high three-game blocks on long oil to lead the men's field with 1401 total and an average of 233.50. Ishimoto (r.) fired the highest six-game series of the event with 1445 (240.83 average) to cruise to the women's title.

2015 AsC Thailand

01/12/15

Championship Preview: 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

201 athletes, 125 men and 76 women, from 22 countries are currently registered for the event to be held January 15-26 at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand

2014AsCLogo_small.jpg The 2015 Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships will be held from January 15-26 Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand. The Championships, originally scheduled for May 2014, will kick off Thursday, Jan. 15, with the opening ceremonies starting at 5 p.m. ICT. 22 member federations of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) have registered for the 23rd edition of the event and nominated 201 athletes, 125 men and 76 women, as well as 70 offcials.

2014 ABF Tour #9

12/03/14

Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Al Dolijan wins season-ending ABF Tour event in Riyadh

Shaker Al-Hassan (UAE) and Sharon Limansantoso (INA) win the 2014 ABFT men's and women's point ranking

2014ABFT09AbdullahAlDolijan_small.jpg Local favorite Abdullah Al Dolijan (pictured) won his first career Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in the Saudi Arabia leg Wednesday, December 3, at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh as he flew past Khaled Al Dubyyan of Kuwait, 223-147, in the title match. Shaker Al-Hassan, United Arab Emirates, emerged as the men's point ranking leader while Sharon Limansantoso of Indonesia finished atop the women's ranking. The top 16 men and women qualified for the Tournament of Champions.

2014 ABF Tour

12/03/14

2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Schedule & Champions

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consisted 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 earned ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions March 17-18, 2015 in Kuwait.

2015 World Bowling Tour #4

12/02/14

Marshall Kent wins Masters event in 8th Kingdom International Open

Kent earns his first PBA title with 257-206 victory over Swede Martin Larsen; Craig Nidiffer wins his second 5,000 Dollar in check in Day 1 Shootout

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpgHeading into its first adult World Championship, PBA rookie Marshall Kent (l.), United States, defeated three-time World Champion Martin Larsen (r.) of Sweden, 257-206, to win the Masters event in the 8th Kingdom International Open Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kent, who owns two European Bowling Tour titles, earned $10,000 for the victory. Larsen received $7,000 for second place.

Saudi Arabia

12/02/14

Craig Nidiffer emerges as Day 3 champion in 8th Kingdom International Open

U.S. bowlers paces the 93-player field after 18 games of qualifying with an average of 235.67; leads the top 36 players into Tuesday's Masters finals

2014KIODay3Top4_small.jpgCraig Nidiffer, United States, defeated four-time PBA champion Mike Fagan, 239-228, to win the Day 3 Shootout in the 8th Kingdom International Open Sunday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Nidiffer earned $5,000 for the victory and Fagan received $3,500 for second place. Nidiffer finished qualifying atop the 93-player leaderboard with 4242 total and an average of 235.67 for 18 games to lead the top 36 into Tuesday's Masters finals.

Saudi Arabia

12/01/14

Chris Barnes wins Day 2 Shootout and $5,000 in 8th Kingdom International Open

Day 1 Shootout delayed til Dec. 2nd due to the late ending of the qualifying squads; Craig Nidiffer (USA) leads the qualifying for the main event after 12 of 18 games with 2826 (235.50 average)

2014KIODay2Top4_small.jpg Chris Barnes, United States, defeated Bader Al Shaikh of Saudi Arabia, 223-181, to win the Day 2 Shootout in the 8th Kingdom International Open Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Barnes received $5,000 for his win, while Al Shaikh pocketed $3,500. Day 1 Shootout hasn't been played yet due to late ending of the three qualifying squads. Day 1 leader Craig Nidiffer, United States, also leads the qualifying for the main event after 12 of 18 games with 2826 (235.50).

Philippines

11/24/14

Just like old times for Paeng

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph

2014NoblelandCupPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgSix-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, flashed his old deadly form to capture the Mixed Senior Masters and Mixed Open Masters titles in the 1st Nobleland Open Bowling Cup championships last Sunday at the E-Lanes Center in San Juan City. In addition to his two major crowns (his 127th & 128th career masters titles), the 57-year-old Nepomuceno, who holds the distinction of being the only four-time winner of the prestigious QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, also won the Mixed Open Singles event.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenTop3_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra (c.) defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung (l.), 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

Korea

11/21/14

Choi Tae Seung earns No. 1 seed for the finals of the It's Daejeon Tournament

Fifth-seeded Canadian Dan MacLelland must defeat two Korean men and two women in Saturday's TV Finals for his first PBA title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Korea's Choi Tae Seung averaged 237.38 in the second round of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament, a World Bowling Tour event, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Saturday's TV Finals at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. Tae Seung, who had games of 180, 249, 232, 234, 278, 257, 245 and 224 on Friday, added the field-best 1899 series to the 1637 first-round pinfall to jump from 34th to first place with 3536 total and an average of 221.

Korea

11/21/14

Jang Dong Chul leads Open Division after Round 1 at It's Daejeon Tournament

Koreans dominate leaderboard after the first of two eight-game blocks before the cut to the top 5 for Saturday's TV Finals; Cherie Tan (SIN) and Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) to bowl for the Women's Division title

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Jang Dong Chul averaged 226.75 Wednesday at the World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea, to lead the Open Division of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 after the first eight game round. The top 5 after the second round on Friday will advance to Saturday's TV Finals. Cherie Tan of Singapore and Korea's Sung Gyeong Eun will bowl for the women's title after finishing 1, 2 in the final 9-game round.

Korea

11/19/14

Korea's Choi Yong Kyu leads Open Division qualifying in It's Daejeon International Open

Sung Gyeong Eun (KOR) finishes atop the Women's leaderboard; all twelve international bowlers advance to the main event Nov. 20-22

2014ItsDaejeonOpenLogo_small.jpgKorea's Choi Yong Kyu and Sung Gyeong Eun topped the leader boards in the Open and Women's Division as the qualifying of the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament 2014 came to an end Tuesday night at Daejeon World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, South Korea. Choi led the 151 players in the Open Division, 145 Koreans and six bowlers from Canada, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and United States, with 2213 nine-game total and an average of 245.89. The event is a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour.

2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #8

10/27/14

Sharon Limansantoso, Mike Chan victorious in ABF Tour Indonesia leg

Indonesia's Limansantoso uses her second victory this season to win the 2014 women's point ranking; Hong Kong's Chan earns his first career title on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour

2014ABFT08MikeChanSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgSharon Limansantoso (r.) of Indonesia and Hong Kong's Mike Chan (l.) of Hong Kong captured the titles in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour's Indonesia leg Monday at Jaya Ancol bowling center in Jakarta. Limansantoso topped her fellow Indonesian national squad member Nadia Pramanik in the women's title match, 202-163. Chan survived a low-scoring encounter against Sonny Njoto, Indonesia, 183-181, to win his first career title on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour.

Indonesia

10/26/14

Top-seeded Bernice Lim, Jeong Tae Hwa win 12th Indonesia Open in decisive second game

Top 16 Asian men and women advance to Monday's Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg

200910PBAJeongTaeHwa_small.jpg2014INAOpenBerniceLim2_small.jpgTournament leaders Bernice Lim (l.) of Singapore and Jeong Tae Hwa (r.) of Korea had the advantage of having to lose two games to suffer defeat and both managed to seal victory in the 12th Indonesia International Open Bowling Championship with the second game. Lim defeated Alisha Iman Cheong of Malaysia 248-245, to claim the women's title. Hwa topped Cheong's teammate Adrian Ang, 245-214, for the men's title.

Japan

10/23/14

Host prefecture Nagasaki leads Bowling Point Ranking at 69th National Sports Festival

Nagasaki also receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo defends the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader

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The bowling team of the host prefecture of Nagasaki (pictured) led both the overall and the women's point standings in the bowling competition of the 69th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Oct. 13-16 at Nagasaki Lucky Bowl in Nagasaki, Japan. At the conclusion of the 2014 Festival, the Emperor's Cup for the overall point leader of all sports went to Nagasaki, while Tokyo defended the Empress' Cup for the prefecture with most points in the women's division.

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