ABF Tour

2008 ABF Tour ToC

01/15/09

Tournament of Champions ends 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season

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

2008ABFToCVanessaFung_small.jpg 2008ESMCShakerAlHassan_small.jpg 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour point ranking leaders Vanessa Fung (pictured left), Hong Kong and Shaker Al-Hassan (right) lead the field of 16 men and 16 women into the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions January 16-18 at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 32 players will compete for total prize fund of USD103,000 - $62,000 for the men and $41,000 for the women. The champions will walk away with $20,000 and $10,000, respectively.

2008 ABF Tour #6

11/17/08

Park, Kunaksorn claim the titles in the last event of the 2008 ABF Tour in Indonesia

Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia (Nov. 16, 2008)

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg Former Korean national team member Park Jin Hee and Sithiphol Kunaksorn from Thailand captured the last titles of the 2008 ABF Tour season Sunday at Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the women's title match, Park defeated Zatil Iman, 195-193, after the Malaysian opened in the final two frames. Kunaksorn had games of 224, 228, and 241 on his way to the men's title match where he edged Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, by one pin, 230-229. With the 75 ranking points for the victory, both champions made the top 16, who qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions from Jan. 16-18, 2009 also at Ancol Bowl in Jakarta.

2008 ABF Tour #5

06/30/08

Another clean sweep for The Philippines in ABF Tour; Layoso earns second title in two days

SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City, Philippines (June 29, 2008)

2008ABFT05ApplePosadas_small.jpg 2008ABFT05BenshirLayoso_small.jpg Philippine Open Masters champion Benshir Layoso and Apple Posadas posted bog scores to win the fifth stop of the 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour at SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City, Philippines. Layoso, who sealed the victory in the Open Saturday with back-to-back 260s, rolled games of 238, 278 and 277 in his first three rounds and topped compatriot Chester King in the title match, 239-234. Posadas saved her best for the last game, when she flew past fellow countrywoman Lovella Catalan, 258-199, to win the women's title.

2008 ABF Tour #4

06/09/08

Al-Shafi, Chen claim the titles ABF Tour Hong Kong leg

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China

2008ABFT04ChenDongdong_small.jpg 2008ABFT04BandarAlShafi_small.jpg Hong Kong Open Masters champion Bandar Al-Shafi (left) of Qatar defeated Oh Young Ki, Korea, 235-226, in the title match of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Hong Kong leg to win his second title within two days at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. On the women's side, Chen Dongdong (right) from China held off local favorite Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 245-214, to secure the women's title. The event was the fourth leg of the 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour.

2008 ABF Tour #3

04/30/08

Lalisang defends his title at ABF Tour Kuwait leg

Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 29, 2008)

2008ABFT03RyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia defeated Hussain Al-Suwaidi, 217-204, in the title match of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Kuwait leg, to successfully defend his title at Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City. In the semi-final, Lalisang eliminated Kuwait Open champion Jason Belmonte, Australia, in a re-match of last year's final, 222-208. In the other semi-final, Al-Suwaidi sidelined Kuwaiti Khaled Al-Dubyyan, 207-204. The fourth stop of the ABF Tour will be held in Hong Kong on June 8.

2008 ABF Tour #2

04/22/08

Different tournament, same outcome: Al-Hassan beats Oqab again to win ABF Tour Saudi Arabia leg

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (April 22, 2008)

2008KSAShakerAlHassan3_small.jpg 2008KSANaifOqab_small.jpg After finishing 1, 2 in the 2nd Kingdom International Open winner Shaker Al-Hassan (left) and runner-up Naif Oqab met for a re-match in the finals of the 2008 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg once again at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Hassan, who won the Open and $30,000, 224-208, remained undefeated as he flew past his compatriot, 245-215, to win the title and 75 ranking points, but no prize money.

2008 ABF Tour #1

04/15/08

Kusonpithak defends his title; wins ABF Tour season opening event in Thailand

Zhang Yun Hong wins first career ABF Tour title in women's division

2008ABFT01Champions_small.jpg Defending champion Somjed Kusonpithak, Thailand, won back-to-back Asian Bowling Federation Tour titles in Thailand when he defeated fellow-countryman Pasut Punsanthaveekul in the men's title match of the 2008 season opener, 201-192. Zhang Yun Hong, China, captured her first career victory at S.F. Strike Bowl in Ngamwongwan, Thailand, with a 199-168 win over 2007 Asian and ABF Tour Ranking champion Kim Eun Jung, Korea.

2007 ABF Tour

01/14/08

Kritchawat, Chan capture men's and women's title in ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 10-13, 2008)

2007ABFTToCchampionsChanKritchawat_small.jpg Chan Suk Han, Hong Kong (on the right), and Kritchawat Jampakhao, Thailand, captured the women's and men's title in the ABF Tour's season-ending Tournament of Champions at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Chan easily defeated the crowd's favorite Shalima Zalsha, Indonesia, 218-168, to capture the women' title and $10,000. The men's final was an all-Thailand affair between the two qualifying leaders. No. 1 seed, Kritchawat Jampakhao topped No. 2 Surasak Manuwong, 203-174, to cruise to victory, worth $20,000.

Indonesia

01/07/08

Battle for Glory begins in January

Republished courtesy of abftour.com

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The Asian Bowling Federation Tour 2007 Grand Finals - the Tournament of Champions - arrives in Jakarta for the fourth time at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center, January 10-13, where the top 16 men and top 16 women bowlers based on their 2007 Tour rankings will be vying for glory. The ABF Tour Tournament of Champions will be broadcasted LIVE on Indonesia Metro TV and the highlights of the finals will be televised later on local television channels of the seven countries where the tour was held.

2007 ABF Tour

01/02/08

Tournament of Champions concludes 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour season

ABF website is temporarily inactive

ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour will conclude with the Tournament of Champions featuring the top 16 men and the top 16 women from the ABF Tour rankings. The prestigious tournament will be contested at Jaya Ancol Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 10-13, 2008. The field is spearheaded by ABF ranking champions Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia and Kim Eun Jung, Korea.
As the Asian Bowling Federation is currently changing its webmaster, the ABF website is temporarily inactive.

2007 ABF Tour

09/24/07

Landslide victory for Lalisang, Kim in 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour rankings

2007ABFT06HKGKimEunJung_small.jpg 2007ABFT06HKGRyanLalisang_small.jpg The 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour consisted of six tournaments in Kuwait, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. The legs in the Arabic countries, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were for men only. Ryan Lalisang (l.), Indonesia, and Kim Eun Jung (r.), Korea, won the 2007 men's and women's ABF Tour rankings by a landslide. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the 2007 ABF Tour rankings qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions. 

2007 ABFT #6

09/24/07

Lalisang and Kim win in Hong Kong to end 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour atop the rankings

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sep. 23, 2007)

2007ABFT06HKGRyanLalisangKimEunJung_small.jpg Asian Games champion Ryan Lalisang from Indonesia and Asia's No. 1 woman, Kim Eun Jung, Korea, earned the men's and women's titles in the final 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour leg at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. In a low-scoring men's title match, Lalisang defeated Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, 163-149. Kim, who survived a 157-155 opening match against Lily Suhaimi, Indonesia, topped Bernice Lim, Singapore, in the women's title match, 200-165.

2007 ABFT #5

08/13/07

Rivera and Lai cruise to victory in ABF Tour Indonesia leg

Jaya Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia (August 12, 2007)

2006MWCBiboyRivera_small.jpg 2007WRMLaiKinNgoh_small.jpg Biboy Rivera (l.), Philippines and Lai Kin Ngoh (r.), Malaysia, flew past their opponents to cruise to victory in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg, the fifth stop of the ABF Tour in the year 2007. Rivera defeated Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 209-168 to win his first career ABF Tour title, while KN topped 2006 Asian ranking leader Putty Armein, Indonesia, 216-188, to win the Indonesia leg for the second time after 2005.

2007 ABFT #4

06/18/07

Oh and Joh Six climb the ladder to win at ABF Tour Philippines leg

SM Bowling Center at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines (June 17, 2007)

2007ABFT04TangJohSix_small.jpg 2007ABFT04ChampionOhYoungKi_small.jpg Oh Young Ki, Korea, and Tang Joh Six, Malaysia, won their four matches in single-elimination match play to claim the men's and women's title at the fourth stop of the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Pasay City, Philippines. Oh (l.) saved his best for the last firing the high game of the event to defeat Asian Games champion Ryan Lalisang, 257-233. On the women's side,  Six (r.) topped local favorite Marjo Reyes, 198-170. 

2007 ABFT #3

06/10/07

Al Suwaidi cruises to victory in Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg

Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (June 9, 2007)

2007ABFT03ChampionSBFPresidentJuraifani_small.jpg Hussain Al Suwaidi (pictured with Saudi Arabia Bowling Federation President Ibrahim Al-Juraifani) flew past Fadhel Al Mousawi, Kuwait, 205-139, in the championship match to cruise to victory in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Saudi Arabia leg at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Third and fourth place went to local bowlers Mohammed Al Saud and Yousef Akbar.

2007 ABFT #2

05/15/07

Kusonpithak and Kim win close matches to capture ABF Tour Thailand leg titles

SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand (May 14, 2007)

2007ABFT02Champions_small.jpg Somjed Kusonpithak, Thailand, defeated his compatriot Kritchawat Jampakao, by two pins, 187-185, while Kim Young Ju, Korea, won the women's championship match against Angkana Netrviseth, Thailand, by the closest possible margin, 203-202, en route to capture the titles in the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Thailand leg at SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand.

2007 ABFT #1

04/16/07

Lalisang wins first stop of the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Kuwait

Cozmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 15, 2007)

2007ABFT01RyanLalisang_small.jpg Ryan Lalisang, the Asian Games champion from Indonesia, defeated Jason Belmonte, the two-hander from Australia, in the title match, 201-191, to win the first stop of the 2007 Asian Bowling Federation Tour in Kuwait. Belmonte however set the TV highlights when he rolled a 299 game in the first round against Yannaphon Larp-apharat from Thailand and won in Round 2 in roll-off after a 234-234 tie vs. Yousif Akbar, Saudi Arabia.

2006 ABF Tour ToC

01/16/07

Chai, Liew triumph at ABF Tour Tournament of Champions

Jaya Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jan. 12-15, 2007)

2007ABFToCWendyChaiAlexLiew2_small.jpg Malaysians Wendy Chai and Alex Liew got off to a great start into the 2007 bowling season with victory in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Tournament of Champions. Chai, seeded 7th, rolled games of 217, 224 and 248 in the single-elimination one-game finals to cruise to her second ToC title after 2004. On the men's side, Liew, the No. 6 seed, ousted the top 3 players from the prelims on his way to the title.

2006 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #8

09/18/06

Ong and Canare win final Asian Bowling Federation Tour leg

Top 16 qualifiers for ABFT ToC determined

2006ABFT16RemyOng_small.jpg 2006ABFT16JoJoCanare_small.jpg Two-time World Champion Remy Ong from Singapore and JoJo Canare of the Philippines won the 8th and final event of the 2006 Asian Bowling Federation Tour at Thunder Bowl in Hong Kong, China. The top 16 men and top 16 women in the rankings qualified for the 2007 ABFT Tournament of Champions.

2006 Asian Bowling Federation Tour #7

08/02/06

Liew and Clutario capture ABF Tour titles in Indonesia

Jaya Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia

Alex Liew.jpg Liza_Clutario_4224.jpg 24 hours after his repeat victory in the Indonesia Open, Alex Liew of Malaysia celebrated another repeat victory in the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Indonesia leg at Jaya Ancol Bowl in Jakarta, Indonesia. On the women's side, Liza Clutario, Philippines capture her first title on the ABF Tour.


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