ABF Tour

2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #8

09/20/10

Jeri Ramadona, Xu Lan end 2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in Hong Kong

Hussain Al-Suwaidi, Vanessa Fung win men's and women's ABF Tour Rankings

2010ABFT08JeriRamadonaXuLan_small.jpgJeri Ramadona, Indonesia, and Xu Lan, China, (l-r) won the final tournament of the 2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Sunday at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China to conclude the 2010 ABF Tour ranking season. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE and Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, emerged as the men's and women's ABF Tour Ranking winners. The top 16 men and top 16 women in the tour rankings qualified for the Tournament of Champions to be held in January 2011.

2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #7

07/19/10

Jason Belmonte shoots big games to win ABF Tour Indonesia leg

Vanessa Fung captures women's title and overtakes lead in Tour Ranking

2010ABFT07VanessaFungJasonBelmonte_small.jpgVanessa Fung from Hong Kong, China, and PBA champion Jason Belmonte, Australia, captured the women's and men's title in the 7th and penultimate leg of the 2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fung topped the former Asian and ABF Tour ranking champion, Kim Eun Jung, Korea, 184-178 to win her third career ABF Tour title. In an exciting men's finale, the two-hander from Down Under doubled in the 10th frame to beat local favorite Oscar, Indonesia, by seven pins, 244-237.

2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #6

07/05/10

Joshua Chow, Patricia Hui triumph in ABF Tour Macau leg

COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China (July 4, 2010)

2010ABFT06JoshuaChowPatriciaHuiTong_small.jpgJoshua Chow (l.) from Hong Kong, China, and local bowler Patricia Hui (r.) triumphed in the men's and women's Asian Bowling Federation Tour Macau leg Sunday at COTAI Bowling Center in Macau, China. The men's division was dominated by Hong Kong bowlers, who made it an all-Hong Kong semifinal. Chow (right) cruised to the title with a 239-217 victory over Eric Tseng. On the women's side, 17-year old Patricia Hui flew past ABF Tour champion Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 248-177, to warp up the title.

2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #5

05/10/10

Shaker Al-Hassan flies past his opponents to win ABF Tour Bahrain leg

Wins his last two matches by 99 and 104 pins

2010ABFT05ShakerAlHassan_small.jpg2010ABFT05YousifFalah_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan (l.) cruised to the title in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Bahrain leg Sunday at Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain. In the title match the UAE international flew past Yousif Falah (r.), Bahrain, 279-175, to claim his fourth career title on the Tour. In the semifinal, Al-Hassan topped Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, by 99 pins, 267-168, while Falah defeated his compatriot Fawaz Abdulla, Bahrain, 229-211.

2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #4

05/01/10

Mansour Al-Awami posts big scores on his way to the title in ABF Tour Egypt leg

International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt (April 30, 2010)

2010ABFT04MansourAlAwami2_samll.jpg2010ABFT04iJassemDarwish_small.jpgMansour Al-Awami (l.), Qatar, averaged over 245 en route to win his first career Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in the 2010 Egypt leg Friday at the International Bowling Center in Cairo. In the championship match, Al-Awami defeated Jassem Darwish (r.), Kuwait, 237-200, to wrap up the title. The Egypt leg was the fourth event of the 2010 ABF Tour. It marked the first time that the ABF Tour visited Egypt. The fifth stop will be held May 9 in Bahrain.


2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #3

04/20/10

Thai bowler sweep the titles in Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg

SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand (April 19, 2010)

2010ABFT03ApiwichWAngkanaNetvriseth_small.jpgApiwich Watanaphongsakorn (l.) and Angkana Netvriseth (r.), both Thailand, swept the men's and women's titles in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg Monday at SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand. Apiwich a newcomer on the Thai national team defeated Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 225-215, to claim the men's title. The women's title match was an all Thai affair in which Angkana secured the title with a 199-188 victory against Korngunya Aree.

2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #2

04/10/10

Wu Siu Hong ends six-year ABF Tour title drought with victory in Saudi Arabia

Denies Hussain Al-Suwaidi's bid for back-to-back titles

2010ABFT02WuSiuHongHussainAlSuwaidi_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (l.), Hong Kong, put an end to a six-year title drought on the Asian Bowling Federation Tour when he defeated the winner of the 2010 season-opening leg in Kuwait, Hussain Al-Suwaidi (r.), UAE, to win the Saudi Arabia leg Friday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the title match, Siu Hong flew past Al-Suwaidi, 255-186, to finally get the monkey off of his back. Siu Hong's last victory on the ABF Tour came in the 2004 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.


2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #1

04/02/10

Al-Suwaidi defends his title in Asian Bowling Federation Tour Kuwait leg

2010ABFT01HussainAlSuwaidiSheikhTalal_small.jpgHussain Al-Suwaidi (pictured left), UAE, successfully defended his title in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Kuwait leg when he defeated Chester King, Philippines in the title match, 236-191, Thursday at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait. The top 16 Asians of the 7th Kuwait International Open advanced to the opening event of the 2010 ABF Tour. The second stop of the 2010 Asian Bowling Federation Tour will be held in Saudi Arabia on April 9.

2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour

03/27/10

Clean sweep for Indonesia in 2009 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Lalisang, Limansantoso win the 2009 season-ending titles in Kuwait

2009ABFToCRyanLalisangSharonLimansantoso_small.jpgIndonesia's Ryan Lalisang and Sharon Limansantoso finished the 2009 ABF Tour with victory in the Tournament of Champions Friday in Salmiya City, Kuwait. In the men's title match, Lalisang struck 10 times before he left a 10-pin standing to shut out Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, 289-199. Lalisang pocketed $20,000 for first place. Limansantoso stunned recent ABTT ranking champion Kim Eun Jung, Korea, who led the preliminaries with a 208.40 average, 204-178, to win her first major title and the $10,000 top prize.


2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #7

10/19/09

King, Park win final leg of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Indonesia

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Oct. 18, 2009)

2009ABFTou07ParkJinHeeChesterKing_small.jpgChester King, Philippines and Park Jin Hee, Korea, won the seventh and final leg of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Sunday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. King captured his first career victory on the ABF Tour with a 170-147 victory against Phiriyahbhoon Pithakvarakorn, Thailand,. Park took revenge for the defeat in the Ancol Open against Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 226-193. The top 16 men and women in the 2009 ABFT rankings qualified for the 2010 Tournament of Champions

2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #6

10/06/09

Al-Hassan, Joh Six win the 6th Asian Bowling Federation leg in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Oct. 4, 2009)

2009ABFTou06TangJohSixShakerAlHassan_small.jpgShaker Al-Hassan and Malaysia's Tang Joh Six claimed the titles in the men's and women's division in the 2009 ABF Tour Hong Kong leg Sunday at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. Al-Hassan captured the title with a 184-178 victory over local favorite Wu Siu Hong. On the women's side, Tang Joh Six denied Putty Armein's bid for back-to-back ABF Tour titles, 232-189. The Indonesian has won the fifth tour stop in Macau.


2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #5

09/07/09

Tsang, Armein win inaugural ABF Tour Macau, China leg

Cotai Bowling Center in Macau, China (Sept. 6, 2009)

2009ABFTou05PuttyArmeinMichaelTsang_small.jpgHong Kong's Michael Tsang defeated Phoemphun Yakasem, Thailand, 176-165, in the title match en route to claim his second Asian Bowling Federation Tour title in the inaugural Macau leg Sunday at Cotai Bowling Center in Macau, China. In an all-Indonesian women's finale, Putty Armein flew past Tannya Roumimper, 264-179, to end a three-year title drought. The sixth leg of the 2009 ABF Tour will be staged in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, October 4 at Hong Kong Bowling City.


2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #4

05/10/09

Larp-apharat posts big scores to win ABF Tour Saudi Arabia leg

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (May 9, 2009)

2009SOYannaphonLarpapharat_small.jpgYannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, averaged 247.75 in the one-game single-elimination finals en route to claim the title in the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg Saturday in Riyadh. In the high-scoring championship match, Larp-apharat topped Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 265-244, to capture his second major title this year after winning the Thailand Open last month. In the semis, Larp-apharat eliminated Cyrus Cheung, Hong Kong, 217-198, while Lalisang ousted Qatar veteran Saeed Al-Hajri, 187-171.


2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #3

04/23/09

Benchawan Poungthondurasg, Hussain Al-Suwaidi capture third ABF Tour leg in Thailand

S.F. Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand (April 20, 2009)

2008AsCHussainAlSuwaidi_small.jpgBenchawan Poungthong, Thailand and Hussain Al-Suwaidi (pictured left) walked away the winners in the third leg of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Thailand. Benchawan defeated Thailand Open champion def. Tang Joh Six, Malaysia, in the women's title match, 189-186, to claim her first ABF Tour title. Al-Suwaidi, who started the 2009 season with victory in Kuwait, won his second title in a low scoring encounter against Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, 172-142.

2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #2

04/13/09

Eric Tseng beats three Bahrainis to win 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Baharain leg

Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain (April 12, 2009)

2008ABFT02EricTseng_small.jpgEric Tseng, Hong Kong, improved on a second place finish in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour season opening leg in Kuwait 10 days ago en route to win the Bahrain leg on Easter Sunday at Funland Bowling Center in Manama, Bahrain. Tseng eliminated Qatari Mubarak Al-Muraikhi and three Bahrainis on his way to the title. In the championship match, Tseng stunned tournament favorite Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 235-191, to secure the title.


2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #1

04/03/09

Al-Suwaidi starts 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in Kuwait

Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 2, 2009)

2008ABFT01HussainAlSuwaidiEricTseng_small.jpg2008 Asian ranking champion Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, defeated Eric Tseng (l-r), Hong Kong, 214-146, in the championship match to win the season-opener of the 2009 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Kuwait. Al-Suwaidi, seeded first among the top 16 Asian bowlers of the final standings in the Kuwait Open (below right), improved on a second place finish last year, where he lost to Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 217-204. Lalysang was the No. 2 seed in this year's event but fell to Tseng in the opening round, 226-223.


ABF Tour News

02/14/09

Asian Bowling Federation Tour teams up with Wharf House

3-year appointment starts immediately

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The Asian Bowling Federation Tour has established a comprehensive new strategic alliance with international sports marketing agency Wharf House, under which Wharf House has been appointed to exclusively market the worldwide marketing and media rights for the ABF Tour, including the ABF Tour's flagship event, the Tournament of Champions. The 3-year appointment, which starts immediately, will also enable the ABF Tour to benefit from a detailed technical analysis, by Wharf House, of its existing sporting and commercial strategies.

2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/18/09

Andrew Frawley, Tang Joh Six win the titles at ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

2008KSAAndrewFrawley_small.jpg 2007ABFT04TangJohSix_small.jpg Andrew Frawley (l.), Australia, and Tang Joh Six (r.), Malaysia, ended the 2008 season of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour with victory in the men's and women's Tournament of Champions Sunday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. In a high-class men's championship match, Frawley topped  Biboy Rivera, Philippines, 249-235, to win the prestigious title and the $20,000 top prize. In the women's final, Tang Joh Six defeated 2008 ABF Tour point ranking leader Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 207-202

2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/18/09

Thai men and Indonesian women earn top seeds for ABF Tour Tournament of Champions Finals

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg Somjed Kusonpithak and Sithiphol Kunaksorn, both Thailand, and Tannya Roumimper and Sharon Limansantoso, both Indonesia, earned the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the single-elimination finals of the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Kusonpithak averaged 218.71 on the second day of qualifying and won all but one of his seven matches to leap to spots in the lead in the men's division with 3334 15-game total and an 11-4 won-loss record. Trailing day one leader Limansantoso by 11 pins  Roumimper rolled the second highest 1460 series (208.57 average) and won five out of seven matches to lead the qualifying in the women's division with 3261 and a 9-6 won-loss record.


2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/16/09

Philippine men and Indonesian women dominate first block of qualifying in the 2008 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 16-18, 2009)

2008AsCChesterKing_small.jpg Chester King (left), Philippines, and Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia, set the pace in the 2008 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions after the first 8-game block Friday at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. King felled 1690 pins over eight games and won six of his eight matches (10 pins bonus per win) to lead the men's field with a score of 1750. Mere two pins behind to sit in second place was King's compatriot Biboy Rivera with 1748. On the women's side, Sharon Limansantoso beat out her team mate Tannya Roumimper for the top spot by 11 pins, 1762 to 1751.

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