Sheikh Talal re-elected for third term as President of the Asian Bowling Federation

    09/02/12

    Hong Kong, China

    2012GeneralAssemblyDornbergerTalalLau.jpgThe 22nd Asian Bowling Federation General Assembly was held Sunday morning Sept. 2, in conjunction with the 22nd Asian Championships in Hong Kong, China,

    Also present at the assembly was Kevin Dornberger, President of the World Tenpin Bowling Association and the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs, Vivien Lau, Honorary Life President of ABF and FIQ secretary general and Kyohei Akagi, WTBA Honorary Life President.

    Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah of Kuwait was re-elected as ABF President for a third four-year term. L-R Kevin Dornberger, Sheikh Talal and Vivien Lau.

    Choi Jang-Kyu of (South) Korea Bowling Congress was elected Vice President for the Far East Region replacing the out-going Cu Zhi Qiang of China. Suwalai Satrulee of the Thai Tenpin Bowling Association was elected the Vice President for the South East Region replacing Dr. Danny Santos.

    2012ABFExecutiveCommittee.jpgLayth Tommy Thomas of Iraqi Bowling Federation was elected the Vice President of the Western Region replacing Mohammed A. Al-Khaja of the Emirates Bowling Federation. WTBA Vice president Michael Seymour of Tenpin Bowling Australia Ltd. was elected the Vice President for the Oceania Region replacing his compatriot Andrew Frawley.

    The photo on the right shows the new ABF Executive Committee.

    Incumbent Executive Committee members, Farouk Haridi (Egypt), Fong Wun Man (Macau) and Takaya Aizawa (Japan) will return for another four-year term while Fareed Taha (Bahrain) and Oky Harwanto Joedo (Indonesia) were newly elected to the board.

    Dr. Leung Mee Lee of Hong Kong has retired as ABF secretary general and Sheikh Talal has not yet appointed a successor. Winston Chan was re-appointed as Honorary Auditor.

    In addition to the elections, the minutes of the 21st General Assembly and the financial reports were adopted.

    The assembly received reports from the hosts of the 17th Asian Youth Championships in 2013 (Hong Kong), the 23rd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in 2014 (Thailand), the 4th Asian Indoor Games and the 17th Asian Games in 2014 (Korea).

    The Macau China Bowling Association was awarded to host the 18th Asian Youth Championships in 2015 while the Kuwait Bowling Federation was awarded to host the 24th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in 2016.

    No host was appointed yet for the 15th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships in 2013.

    Photos courtesy of ABF.

     


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