Indonesia's Lalisang, Limansantoso lead top 8 men and women into quarterfinals


    2014 ABF Tour TOC

    Players to determine the champions in Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals


    2014AsianGamesSharonLimansantoso.jpgRyan Lalisang (pictured left) and Sharon Limansantoso (right) topped men's and women's Round One of the Asian Bowling Federation Tour Tournament of Champions, the finals if the 2014 ABF Tour, to lead the top eight players into Tuesday's single-elimination bracket finals at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya City, Kuwait.

    Lalisang average 223.9 for ten game to beat out Hong Kong's Michael Mak (219.9) for the top spot by 40 pins. Hussain Al-Suwaidi (219.7), United Arab Emirates, was mere two pins behind Mak in third place with Rakan Al-Ameeri (217.0) of Kuwait further 27 pins behind in fourth place.

    Lalisang meets Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand in the quarterfinals. The winner of that match takes on the winner of the match between Al-Ameeri and Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait.

    In the lower half of the bracket, Al-Suwaidi bowls Yousif Falah of Bahrain while Mak faces Hareb Al-Mansoori, United Arab Emirates.

    Defending women's TOC champion averaged 206.5 for the round to earn the No. 1 seed for the finals by nine pins over Chan Shuk Han (205.6) of Hong Kong.

    Third place Milki Ng (204.0) of Hong Kong was the only other woman, who cracked the 2000-pins mark, a 200 average. Fourth place belonged to former TOC champion Wendy Chai (198.7) of Malaysia.

    In the upper half of the bracket finals, Limansantoso takes on Joan Cheng of Hong Kong and Chai meets Filomena Choi of Macau. In the lower half, Ng bowls Tanaprang Sathean of Thailand and Chan faces Nadia Pramanik of Indonesia.

    The men's and women's single-elimination bracket finals feature one-game matches. The winners advance and the losers will be eliminated. The men's champion will receive the US$20,000 top prize while the women's champion will walk away with US$10,000.

    ABFTourLogo_small.jpg The 2014 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 finished in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the point ranking qualified for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 16-17, 2015 at Cozmo Bowling Center, a 16-laner in Salmiya City, Kuwait.

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    2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions - Quarterfinal Match-ups

    Monday, March 17 at Cozmo Bowling Center in Salmiya, Kuwait

    Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, vs. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand
    Rakan Al-Ameeri, Kuwait, vs. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait
    Hussain Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates, vs. Yousif Falah, Bahrain
    Michael Mak, Hong Kong, vs. Hareb Al-Mansoori, United Arab Emirates

    Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia, vs. Joan Cheng, Hong Kong
    Wendy Chai, Malaysia, vs. Filomena Choi, Macau
    Milki Ng, Hong Kong, vs. Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand
    Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong, vs. Nadia Pramanik, Indonesia


    2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions - Men's Round One Results

    The top 8 advance to single-elimination bracket finals. Places 9-16 eliminated.


    2014 ABF Tour Tournament of Champions - Women's Round One Results

    The top 8 advance to single-elimination bracket finals. Places 9-15 eliminated.