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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).

(L-R) Ghanim Aboujassoum and Hazeem Al-Muraikhi
Ghanim (L) and Hazeem (R)

(Muscat, Oman)


16-08-2015, Doha: The Qatar's youth and kids bowling team have arrived in Doha yesterday from The  9th GCC Youth Championship in Muscat, Oman. The Qatar team notches a back to back wining the Overall Champion (Al Khobar 2013 and Muscat 2015) for the Youth Division. Meanwhile, Ghanim Aboujassoum and Hazeem Al Muraikhi bagged the Gold and Silver Medals consecutively in the Masters Event.

Earlier, Hazeem Al-Muraikhi notches Bronze Medal in Singles and Silver Medal in Doubles with his compatriot Ghanim Aboujassoum. The team of four- Ghanim, Jassim Al-Muraikhi, Hazeem, and Bader Al-Deyab have showcase their teamwork after winning the Gold Medal in the team event. While, Hazeem Al-Muraikhi notches Silver Medal in the All Event. 

(L-R) Bader Al-Deyab, Hazeem Al-Muraikhi, Jassim Al-Muraikhi, Ghanim Aboujassoum and Coach Pedro Merani

The Qatar Bowling Team with the Qatar Bowling Federation Board Officials and Members
The Qatar Bowling Team with the Qatar Bowling Federation Board Officials and Members

The team arrived with warm welcome from the Qatar Bowling Federation Board officials and Members headed by the President, Mr. Abdulsalam Abbas and Mr. Bandar Al-Shafi, Secretary General. Congratulations to all the winners!

Qatari youth wins opening leg


28th February 2015, Doha: The return of the ABF Tour back to Qatar since 2006 witnessed national youth and debutant, Ghanim Aboujassoum winning the opening leg of the ABF Tour Qatar 2015 after defeating Khaled Al Dubyyan of Kuwait, 193-161 in the final match. See more at: 


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Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper becomes second woman to win the H.H. Emir Cup

Tannya Roumimper
Tannya Roumimper (Indonesia)

Collegiate star defeats Qatar's Khaled Al-Dossari in the title match, 516-430, to earn the $25,000 top prize

27 February 2015, Doha-Qatar: Tannya Roumimper
 (pictured left) became the second woman to win the H.H. Emir Cup when the Indonesian defeated local favorite Khaled Al-Dossari, 515-430, over two games total pins to capture the World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize Friday, February 27, at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar.           View the scores

Roumimper, the most valuable player for the 2013-14 women's college bowling season, followed in the footprints of former Malaysian standout Shalin Zulkifli, who was the first woman to win the Emir Cup back in 2005. She is the third women to win a WBT open tournament.

Roumimper started the first game with seven consecutive strikes while Al-Dossari was unable to double in the whole game. The Indonesian converted a single-pin spare in the eighth frame and went off the sheet for 279 and 287 including handicap.
Khalid Al-Dossari
Khalid Al-Dossari (Qatar) - 2nd

Al-Dossari, who otherwise bowled a clean game, suffered a split in his 10th frame, which he failed to convert, to trail Roumimper by 103 pins after the first game, 287 to 184.

Roumimper, who had the highest game in Round Two earlier on Friday with 289 scratch, started the second game with a three-bagger and had another three bagger in frames 7-9, to shut out her opponent well before the final frame.

Al-Dossari, who was looking to become the first Qatari Emir Cup champion since Mubarak Al-Muraikhi in 2010, finally found his strike line to defeat Roumimper in game two, 246-229, but lost the battle for first place by 86 pins, 516-430.- See more at:

Danielle McEwan
Danielle McEwan (USA) - 3rd

In the semifinals, fourth-seeded Al-Dossari eliminated tournament leader Danielle McEwan (left), United States, 441 to 405 (including 16 pins handicap). The Qatari took a 52-pin lead after the first game, 229-177, and never looked back. He bowled a solid second game, 212 to McEwan's 228, to advance by 36 pins.

Naif Oqab
Naif Oqab (UAE) - 4th
In the other semi-final match, Naif Oqab (right), United Arab Emirates, the No. 3 seed, held a one-pin lead after the first game over second-seeded Roumimper, 224-223. The Indonesian doubled in the 10th frame of the second game for 206 pins and added eight pins handicap to win the game 214-204 and the match 437-428.

Al-Dossari earned $12,000 for second place. McEwan and Oqab got $6,000 apiece for third and fourth place, respectively. As Roumimper (nor any other of the other finalists) is a PBA member, she doesn't receive credit for a PBA title. 
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Wes Malott leads Final Round One at H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Qatar

Wes Malott (USA)
Wes Malott (USA)

26 Feb 2015 Doha, Qatar: Wes Malott (pictured), United States, averaged 226.17 and toppled 1357 pins to lead the first round of the finals in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Thursday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center. Malott, who is looking to win his 10th career PBA title in Qatar's capital city of Doha, rolled games of 237, 258, 185, 256, 234 and 187 and leads the top 10 players into the second round where they will meet the top six qualifiers, who had a first-round bye. The winner of the Emir Cup 2015 will earn the $25,000 top prize.

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Bahraini leads a combined field of 59 players with 2755 total and a 229.58 average; Squad C leader leader Cherie Tan takes over third place; with B squad yet to bowl the second block the score to make the cut in 24th place is 2385 (198.75) 

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Yousif Falah (Bahrain)

Doha, Qatar: Squad A leader Yousif Falah (pictured left) of Bahrain held on to the lead in the Emir Cup 2015 as the players of Squad C have completed the final qualifying block Wednesday morning at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar.

Falah leads a field of 59 players from 17 countries with 2755 total and an average of 229.58 for 12 games. view the scores

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Danielle McEwan (USA)

With Squad B yet to bowl the second block this afternoon, places two to six belong to female bowlers. Danielle McEwan (right), United States, remained in second place with 2704 including eight pins handicap each game, an equality handicap provided to women in many international events.

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Hui Fen New and Cherie Tan (Singapore)

Doha, Qatar: Singapore's Cherie Tan (right) averaged 205 scratch in the second six-game block today (1230) to lead Squad C with 2627 total and to take over third place in the overall standings.

Her fellow countrywoman New Hui Fen, who won the gold medal at the Asian Championships last month, used the highest block of the day so far (1256) to move into fourth place with 2598.

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Missy Parkin (USA)

Missy Parkin (below right), United States, who led Squad C after the first block with 1404, averaged 184 in her second block including five games under 200 and a high game of 212 to slip to third place and fifth overall with 2556. See more at:


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Qatar bowling team wins Overall Champion

Qatar Bowling Team
Qatar Bowling Team

17 Feb 2015, Doha: The Qatar's junior bowling team won the overall Champion in the recent 5th Arab Youth Championship. The competition was held in Doha on February 13 to 15, 2015. The said event was participated by eight (8) countries like Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the host country Qatar. The Qatar Champion Team won three (3) gold, three (3) silver, and three (3) bronze medals in different events including Singles, Doubles, Team, All Event and Masters. View Scores

Qatar Open 2014

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

Thomas Larsen

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:


Larsen, Fransson move into second and third place in 14th Qatar Bowling Open


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 

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

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