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NEWS ARCHIVE (Year 2015)

15th Qatar Open 

15th Qatar Open Winners: Cameron Weier (USA) - Champion, Sean Rash (USA) - 2nd Place, Marshall Kent (USA) - 3rd Place, and Thomas Larsen (Denmark) - 4th Place.
15th Qatar Open Winners: Cameron Weier (USA) - Champion, Sean Rash (USA) - 2nd Place, Marshall Kent (USA) - 3rd Place, and Thomas Larsen (Denmark) - 4th Place.

Cameron Weier (pictured left), United States, remained unchallenged on Tuesday en route to win the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open and to lead a field of 43 players, including three women, into Wednesday's finals at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha.

Weier, who averaged 254 in squad 9/17, was the only player who surpassed the 1500-mark, a 250 average, to lead the 156-player field from 26 countries after the six-day qualifying portion with 1524.

His compatriot JR Raymond (right) paced the penultimate squad on Tuesday afternoon with 1471 (245.17), including games of 220, 267, 289, 235, 259 and 201, to shoot into second place in the overall standings. He earned a 250 Dollar bonus. 

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Ryan Lalisang (left) of Indonesia slipped to third place with 1467 and was followed by World Cup champion Wu Siu Hong (right) of Hong Kong and Daniel Fransson of Sweden in fourth and fifth place, both on 1448.

Places six and seven belonged to U.S. bowlers Tommy Jones and Ronnie Sparks Jr. with 1432 and 1428, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 were PBA champions Andres Gomez of Colombia (1416), Stuart Williams of England (1414) and Marshall Kent, USA (1414). The top 10 received a first-round bye. 

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Mohammed Al-Merekhi, the best bowler from the host country Qatar, missed the top 10 by just 1 pin in 11th place with 1413. Two-time defending Qatar Open champion Dom Barrett of England hit 1400 on the nose in the first squad on Tuesday, 15th overall, to qualify in 15th place.

Victoria Johansson (right) of Sweden led the last squad (#17) with 1388 total including handicap, an average of 223.33, to jump into 18th place. Johansson was the best of nine women in the field. Joining her in the finals are Danielle McEwan, United States (21st; 1387) and Jenny Wegner, Sweden (36; from the squad 6-8 bracket).

Aaron Lorincz, United States, who won his first PBA Regional title in November, hit the cutoff number for 34th place with 1355 (225.83 average). The top 34 will be joined in the finals by an extra six players from the early qualifying squads (1-8) and the top 3 of the Desperado Squad.

60 players took to the lanes Tuesday night for one last game and it was Hassan Abdul Rahman of Qatar who led the desperados with a huge 267 game. Ammar Tarrad of Saudi Arabia took the second spot with 256 while Hong Kong's Eric Tseng grabbed the third and last spot to advance with 247.

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(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 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

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 (Qatar) - 2nd
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 (USA) - 3rd
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 (UAE) - 4th
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) 

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

Danielle McEwan (USA)
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)
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.

Missy Parkin (USA)
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

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




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