Chris Loschetter wins 8th Kuwait International Open from top seed

    03/23/11

    Kuwait (2011 World Bowling Tour #5)

    Helen Johnsson wins women's stepladder finals and finishes fourth in Open

    2011KOChrisLoschetter.jpg2011KOHelenJohnsson.jpgPBA exempt player Chris Loschetter (l.), United States, defeated Tore Torgersen, Norway, 255-186, in the title match of the 8th Kuwait International Open Tuesday afternoon at Cozmo Bowling Center en route to claim the $25,000 top prize.

    Sweden's Martin Larsen and Helen Johnsson finished third and fourth with Osku Palermaa, Finland, fifth. Johnson (r.) defeated compatriot Sandra Andersson, 266-212, to win the women's extra stepladder final.

    The 112-player field in the 8th Kuwait International Open - 96 men and 16 women from 20 countries - was divided into four squads (A-D) to bowl three blocks of six games qualifying over three days. A total of 38 players survived the first cut.

    In Monday's three six-game rounds the field was trimmed to 30, 23 and then 15 players who advanced to Round Five on Tuesday morning. Those 15 bowled four games with the pinfall total being carried forward into a "Modified Match Play Round" (3 bowlers on each pair of lanes. The winner of each match on a pair of lanes will receive 20 bonus pins while the second place will receive 10 bonus pins, total seven games). The top 5 after match play advanced to the stepladder finals.

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation.

     

     

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    8th Kuwait International Open


    Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (March 18-22, 2011)

    2011KOTop5.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Chris Loschetter, United States, 255 (1 game), $25,000
    2. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 463 (2 games), $12,000
    3. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 747 (3 games), $8,000
    4. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 229 (1 game), $6,000
    5. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 207 (1 game), $5,000

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: #4 Larsen defr. #5 Palermaa, 253-207
    Second Match: Larsen def. #3 Johnsson, 267-229
    Third Match: #2 Torgersen def. Larsen, 277-227
    Championship: #1 Loschetter def. Torgersen, 255-186

    Note: The top seed must be defeated twice to win the title.
    Johnsson received five pins handicap.

     

     

    8th Kuwait International Open - Women's Extra Stepladder Final


    2011KOHelenJohnsson2.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 266 (1 game), $2,850
    2. Sandra Andersson, Sweden, 485 (2 games), $1,850
    3. Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 209 (1 game), $1,400

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal: #3 Andersson def. #2 Roumimper, 279-209
    Championship: #1 Johnsson def. Andersson, 266-212

     

     

    8th Kuwait International Open - Places 6-38 (cashers)


    6. Sean Rash, United States, $3,500
    7. Tim Mack, United States, $3,250
    8. Jason Belmonte, Australia, $3,000
    9. Dominic Barrett, England, $2,900
    10. Stuart Williams, England, $2,800
    11. Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, $2,700
    12. Paul Moor, England, $2,650
    13. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Thailand, $2,600
    14. Sayed Ibrahim Al-Hashemi, UAE, $2,550
    15. Mohammed Al-Rageebah, Kuwait, $2,500
    16. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, $2,000
    17. Ronnie Russell, United States, $2,000
    18. Basel Al Anzi, Kuwait, $2,000
    19. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, $2,000
    20. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, $2,000
    21. Mohammed Janahi, Bahrain, $2,000
    22. Ayad Al-Amiri, Kuwait, $2,000
    23. Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, $1,500
    24. Khaled Al-Dubyyan, Kuwait, $1,500
    25. Mahmood Al-Attar, UAE, $1,500
    26. Jason Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, $1,500
    27. Cyrus Cheung, Hong Kong, $1,500
    28. Fadhel Al-Mousawi, Kuwait, $1,500
    29. Hassan Al-Zaabi, UAE, $1,500
    30. Sandra Andersson, Sweden, $1,500
    31. Nina Flack, Sweden, $1,200
    32. Michael Mak, Hong Kong, $1,200
    33. Josh Blanchard, United States, $1,200
    34. Remy Ong, Singapore, $1,200
    35. Salem Al-Hajras, Kuwait, $1,200
    36. Mohannad Ebrahim, Kuwait, $1,200
    37. Victoria Johansson, Sweden, $1,200
    38. Jassem Darwish, Kuwait, $1,200

     

     

    Modified Match Play Round


    Three bowlers on each pair of lanes. The winner of each match on a pair of lanes will receive 20 bonus pins while the second place will receive 10 bonus pins. Total seven games. The top 5 advance to the stepladder finals.

     

     

    Round Five


    All players advance to the Modified Match Play Round with the pinfall of Round Five being carried forward.