Qatar Bowling Federation is the national governing authority for bowling sport and is recognized by the Qatar National Olympic Committee. Further, QBF is also recognized by other international bowling organizations like the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA), Asian Bowling Federation (ABF), and the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF).
Dom Barrett goes back-to-back in Qatar; defeats Stu Williams for his fourth career PBA title
In the title match of the 14th Qatar Open between England's PBA champions, Dominic Barrett (pictured left) defeated Stuart Williams (right), 395-388 over two games total pins, to defend his title and to win his fourth career
title and 40,000 U.S. Dollar. It was also Barrett's 10th European Bowling Tour title.
After both players tied the first game at 206, Barrett went on to win game two, 189 to 182, to seal the victory.
Williams, who was looking for his second PBA title and seventh EBT title, became England's first PBA champion November 18, 2011 with victory in the Viper Open. Barrett won his first PBA title one day later in the Scorpion Open. In 2013, Barrett won his first "major" title in the PBA World Championship and added title No. 3 in the 13th Qatar Open.
In the semi-finals, Barrett came back from a 26-pin deficit
(232-258) with a huge 278 game to defeat Martin Larsen (left) of Sweden, 510-469.
Williams, the No. 1 seed, ousted Cameron Weier (right), United States, in the other match, 434-421. Weier, who was third in the 2013 Qatar Open, was seeded fourth as he entered the finals as the No. 4 seed.
Williams received $20,000 for second place while Larsen and Weier got $7,000 apiece for third and fourth place. - See more at www.bowlingdigital.com.
Thomas Larsen achieves perfection; rolls
300 in Squad 13 to take the lead in Qatar Open
Current European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Thomas Larsen (pictured left) of Denmark is the newest leader at the Qatar Open, thanks
to the perfect 300 game he fired during his 1503-game series in Qualifying Squad 13 Tuesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha.
The 25-year-old four-time EBT champion, who has also won two titles on the 2014 World Bowling Tour which counted as PBA titles, both in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi & Kuwait), rolled games of 211, 288, 300, 192, 266 and 246, an average of 250.50, to become the first player in the 14th edition of the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" and World Bowling Tour "major" event, who cracked the 1500-bar (250 average).
Larsen, who received a $250 bonus for the highest series on Tuesday, leads a field of 102 players from 22 countries into the final day of qualifying. - See more at: www.bowlingdigital.com
PBA Touring pro Martin Larsen (pictured left) of Sweden and fellow national team
member Daniel Fransson (right) led Squad 7 in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Sunday at Qatar
Bowling Center in Doha with 1393 and 1374, respectively to move into second and third place in the overall qualifying standings.
Larsen averaged 232.17 including five games between 212 and 238 and a high game of 265 for 1393, the highest score on Sunday, to pocket a 250 U.S. Dollar bonus. Fransson was just 19 pins behind with 1374 including a high game of 286. - See more at: www.bowlingdigital.com.
Marshall Kent averages over 240 to take early lead in 14th Qatar Bowling Open
Team USA member Marshall Kent (l.) averaged 241.33 in Squad 4 to take an early lead in the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Kent, 22, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist, had games of 216, 276, 213, 258, 246 and 239 for 1448 pinfall total to hold an 80-pin lead over Johnni Adsbøl (r.) of Denmark, who was second with 1368. Qualifying continues Sunday, Nov. 23, with squads 6-8.
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Magnus Johnson of Sweden, who closed his six-game series in Friday's Squad 2 with the tournament's first 300 game for 1354. Kent and Johnson received a 250 U.S. Dollar bonus for the highest series on Friday and Saturday. - See more at: www.bowlingdigital.com.