Kuwait's Mohannad Ebrahim cruises to the title in ABF Tour Egypt leg


    2015 ABF Tour #5

    2015ABFT05MohannadEbrahim.jpgMohannad Ebrahim (pictured) of Kuwait flew past Ayman Hashem of Egypt, 217-145, in the title match of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour Egypt leg to win his first career ABF Tour title Friday, May 1st, at the International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt.

    The top 16 men in the 17th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament determined the champion in single-elimination match play.

    In the opening Round of 16, Ebrahim had no problem ousting Mike Chan of Hong Kong, 201-152, He then defeated his compatriots Jassem Alsaqer in the quarterfinal, 193-181, and Ayad Al-Ameeri in a high-scoring semifinal match, 232-220, to advance to the title match.

    Hashem had to beat three of the best Arabic bowlers on his way to the finale. The Egyptian sidelined 2014 Sinai International Open champion Mohammed Janahi of Bahrain in the Round of 16, 213-201.

    Next in line was this year's Sinai Open runner-up Yousef Al-Jaber of Qatar, who fell to Hashem, 223-215. In the semifinal, Hashem topped current ABF Tour point ranking leader Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates, 180-167, for the right to bowl Ebrahim for the title.

    Ebrahim earned a $1,000 bonus for the victory and received 75 ranking points to leap into third place in the men's ranking after five out of ten events with 113 points. Oqab leads with 137 points and is followed by Bahrain leg winner Yaqoub Al-Shatti of Kuwait, who has accumulated 121 points.

    The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, 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 earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions scheduled for March 2016 in Kuwait.

    The 2015 ABF Tour takes a break until June 23 when the season resumes with the sixth leg at COTAI bowling center in Macau, China, following the 2015 Macau China International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships June 16-22.

    Photos courtesy of www.abftour.com.


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    2015 ABF Tour Egypt leg - Men's Division only

    International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt (May 1, 2015)

    Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait def. Ayman Hashem, Egypt, 217-145

    Ayman Hashem, Egypt def. Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates, 180-167
    Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait def. Ayad Al-Ameeri, Kuwait, 232-220

    Ayman Hashem, Egypt def. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 223-215
    Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates def. Abdullah Al-Dolijan, Saudi Arabia, 206-166
    Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait def. Jassem Alsaqer, Kuwait, 193-181
    Ayad Al-Ameeri, Kuwait def. Mahmoud Mazloum, Egypt, 269-210

    Round of 16:
    Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar def. Aseel Al-Roomi, Kuwait, 242-182
    Ayman Hashem, Egypt def. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 213-201
    Abdullah Al-Dolijan, Saudi Arabia def. Hossam Sobhy, Egypt, 248-204
    Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates def. Bader Al-Shaikh, Saudi Arabia, 226-199
    Jassem Alsaqer, Kuwait def. Adel Al-Barqi, Saudi Arabia, 207-202
    Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait def. Mike Chan, Hong Kong, 201-152
    Mahmoud Mazloum, Egypt def. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 242-160
    Ayad Al-Ameeri, Kuwait def. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 238-203


    2015 ABF Tour Egypt leg - Men's Final Standings

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait, 75
    2. Ayman Hashem, Egypt, 60
    3. Ayad Al-Ameeri, Kuwait, 46
    4. Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates, 45
    5. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 33
    6. Mahmoud Mazloum, Egypt, 32
    7. Jassem Alsaqer, Kuwait, 31
    8. Abdullah Al-Dolijan, Saudi Arabia, 30
    9. Hossam Sobhy, Egypt, 20
    10. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 19
    11. Adel Al-Barqi, Saudi Arabia, 18
    12. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 17
    13. Bader Al-Shaikh, Saudi Arabia, 16
    14. Aseel Al-Roomi, Kuwait, 15
    15. Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 14
    16. Mike Chan, Hong Kong, 13


    2015 ABF Tour Men's Ranking - Standings after 5/10 events

    Players with position, country and ranking points. The top 16 will qualify for the ABFT Tournament of Champions.

    1. Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates, 137
    2. Yaqoub Al-Shatti, Kuwait, 121
    3. Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait, 112
    4. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, 105
    5. Yousef Al-Jaber, Qatar, 96.5
    6. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 95
    7. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates, 90
    8. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, 78
    9. Aseel Al-Roomi, Kuwait, 75
    (tie) Lee Tak Man, Macau, 75
    (tie) Ghanim Aboujassoum, Qatar, 75
    12. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 65
    (tie) Salem Al-Hajras, Kuwait, 65
    14. Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 64.5
    15. Ayad Al-Ameeri, Kuwait, 61
    (tie) Jassem Al-Saqer, Kuwait, 61
    17. Ayman Hashem, Egypt, 60
    (tie) Sam Cooley, Australia, 60
    19. Rickle Kam, Hong Kong, 49
    20. Shaker Al-Hassan, United Arab Emirates, 46
    (tie) Tony Balabbo, Philippines, 46
    22. Phumin Klanbida, Thailand, 45
    (tie) Mohammed Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia, 45
    24. Hareb Al-Mansoori, United Arab Emirates, 36
    25. Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 33
    (tie) Hazeem Al-Muraikhi, Qatar, 33
    27. Mahmoud Mazloum, Egypt, 32
    (tie) Wicky Yeung, Hong Kong, 32
    (tie) Mansour Al-Hajri, Qatar, 32
    30. Eric Tseng, Hong Kong, 31
    (tie) Rakan Al-Ameeri, Kuwait, 31
    32. Abdullah Al-Dolijan, Saudi Arabia, 30
    (tie) Joshua Chow, Hong Kong, 30
    (tie) Nazdmi Fikri, Malaysia, 30
    35. Hossam Sobhy, Egypt, 20
    (tie) Atchariya Cheng, Thailand, 20
    (tie) Ebrahim Al-Jadi, Kuwait, 20
    (tie) Mohammed Al-Merekhi, Qatar, 20
    39. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 19
    40. Adel Al-Barqi, Saudi Arabia, 18
    (tie) Syaffique Ikhwan, Malaysia, 18
    42. Fahad Al-Rageeb, Kuwait, 17
    (tie) Khaled Al-Dossari, Qatar, 17
    (tie) Mohammed Sultan, Bahrain, 17
    45. Bader Al-Shaikh, Saudi Arabia, 16
    (tie) Hashim Al-Hashimi, United Arab Emirates, 16
    47. Tony Wong, Hong Kong, 15
    (tie) Abdulrahman Al-Jaidah, Qatar, 15
    49. Mubarak Al-Muraikhi, Qatar, 14.5
    (tie) Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 14.5
    51. Abdulla A. Karim, Bahrain, 14
    52. Mike Chan, Hong Kong, 13
    (tie) Attitarat Cheng, Thailand, 13
    (tie) Bader Al-Deyab, Qatar, 13
    (tie) Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, 13


    2015 ABF Tour Women's Ranking - Standings after 1/4 events

    Players with position, country and ranking points

    1. Korngunya Aree, Thailand, 75
    2. Yanee Saebae, Thailand, 60
    3. Joan Cheng, Hong Kong, 46
    4. Kantaporn Singhabubpha, Thailand, 45
    5. Milki Ng, Hong Kong, 33
    6. Kritsanakorn Sangaroon, Thailand, 32
    7. Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 31
    8. Natthida Sertluecha, Thailand, 30
    9. Chan Shuk Han, Hong Kong, 20
    10. Tanaprang Sathean, Thailand, 19
    11. Thitima Thongsaard, Thailand, 18
    12. Benchawan Phoungthong, Thailand, 17
    13. Agung Ayu Trisna Dewi, Indonesia, 16
    14. Zoe Tam, Hong Kong, 15
    15. Thanchanok Vilailak, Thailand, 14
    16. Regina Damiyati, Indonesia, 13