NEWS ARCHIVE (Year 2016)
Qatar Bowling Open 2016
Diana Zavjalova of Latvia became the 31st woman in the history of the European Bowling Tour and the third in the 2016 season to win an EBT title when she defeated Pontus Andersson of Sweden in the title match over two games total pins, 474-427.
The 2013 USBC Queens champion, who received eight pins women’s handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour, won both matches on her way to the title scratch.
Zavjalova earned the $40,000 top prize in the richest tournament on the EBT along with her first EBT and World Bowling Tour title.
In the semi-final match, also with the two-game total determining the winner, Zavjalova who finished the second round of the finals in fourth place to take last spot for the playoffs, faced the No. 1 seed, three-time defending PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia, who owns 12 PBA titles, including six majors, and one EBT title.
Trailing the two-hander from down under by eight pins after the first game, Zavjalova rebounded with a 247-213 win for a 468-442 victory.
Andersson, the no. 2 seed, met third-seeded Ahmad Muaz of Malaysia in the other semi-final match. Muaz, who made the cut to the finals in the ultimate one-game Desperado Squad, fell in a 275-223 hole and though he won the second game, 246-217, it was too much to catch Andersson who advanced, 492-469.
Andersson took home $20,000 for second place, while Belmonte and Muaz received 7,000 apiece for third and fourth place.
Photos by: Terence Yaw
2nd World Singles Championships 2016
Jesper Agerbo of Denmark and defending women’s champion Kelly Kulick, United States, struck gold in the World Singles Championships which concluded Friday afternoon with the knock-out finals at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Along with the gold medal, Agerbo and Kulick received 8,000 and 6,000 Dollar bonuses, respectively. Source:http://www.bowlingdigital.com
Agerbo, a seven-time European champion, flew past 19-year-old Rafiq Ismail (left) of Malaysia, 256-205, to seal the victory.
PWBA spokesperson Kulick, who won the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus in 2012, defeated 2016 PWBA Rookie of the Year New Hui Fen (pictured with Shayna Ng, right) of Singapore, 214-195, to successfully defend her title.
In the semifinals, Agerbo, who won three gold medals at the 2016 European Championships (singles, trios and all-events), eliminated No. 4 seed, Joonas Jähi (left) of Finland, 234-168. Jähi won two gold medals at the 2016 European Championships (doubles and team) and finished second to Agerbo in all-events.
In the other match, Ismail sidelined three-time Asian champion Michael Mak (right) of Hong Kong, 235-224. Ismail received the silver medal while Mak and Jähi both got a bronze medal.
The women’s medal round featured three USA vs. Singapore matches. Fourth-seeded New, who won the season-ending Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship for her first career PWBA title and the first major, edged top-seeded world champion Shannon Pluhowsky (pictured with Kelly Kulick, right), 238-237, to advance to the title match.
Second-seeded Kulick (right), who made sports history by winning the 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions to become the first woman to win a PBA Tour event, eliminated New’s team mate and No. 3 seed, Shayna Ng, 216-172, in the other semifinal match.
New earned the silver medal while Pluhowsky and Ng shared the bronze medal.
Qatar wins gold in the team event
7 Sep 16, Doha: Qatar team took victory in the team event after winning first Gold Medal at the14th GCC Men's Bowling Championships in Dubai, UAE.Qataris, Ghanim Aboujasoom, Jassim Al-Muraikhi, Hazeem Al-Muraikhi, Bader Al-Deyab and Yousef Al-Jaber, defeated Kuwait team, 6130-6078 to win the gold medal at the championships and Saudi Arabia won 3rd place. Also,Hazeem Al-Muraikhi won silver medal in the All Events having 5056 total scores next to UAE, Naif Oqab 5287, and Mahmood Al Attar of UAE in 3rd.
6 Sep 16, Doha: Qatar trios, Ghanim, Jassim, and Hazeem took a strong lead placing them 2nd next to UAE in a very narrow difference 3872-3810. While, Mohammad Al-Muraikhiand Yousef Al-Jaber bagged the Silver in double event.
Congratulation Team Qatar!!!
Team Qatar wins Overall Champion
Qatar zips top spots
15-Aug-16, Doha: Team Qatar Junior and Youth continued the leads in the 10th Youth & 3rd Junior G.C.C. Championships 2016 where they bagged gold medals in both Divisions yesterday with a splendid 921 at the opening six games of the Youth Team Event. Saudi Arabia took over second with 4767 total series and Bahrain in third with 4712. Meanwhile, Qatar Junior Team ended with another big game of 844 in the 6th game to seal top spot with 4417 series. The Kuwait team ended better than the Saudi Arabia but settled for second with 4138 while Saudi Arabia in 3rd with 3897.
Moreover, Jassim Al-Muraikhi and Bader Al-Deyab bagged the Gold and Silver consecutively in the Youth All Events. While Hazeem Al-Muraikhi won the gold and Hamad Al-Merekhi got the bronze in the All Events Juniors division.
15-Aug-16, Doha: Qatar still showed up when Jassim Al Muraikhi and Ghanim Aboujassoom took a commanding lead in the Youth Doubles. While their compatriot Mohammed Al Merekhi andBader Al Deyab bagged the Second place. Another Qatari duos Salman Al Merekhi and Hamad Al Merekhi won Silver medals for junior doubles division
14-Aug-16, Doha: Qatar junior bowlers, Hazeem Al-Muraikhi, Hamad Al-Merekhi, and Abdulaziz Al-Merekhi dominated the Junior singles event by winning the Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in the 10th Youth & 3rd Juniors GCC Championships 2016 at the Ozone Bowling Centre in Manama, Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Ghanim Aboujassoom (Left) captured the first Gold medal for the youth singles event. Ghanim got off to a cracking start with 222 in his opening game with his nearest rival Ahmed Al Awadhi of Bahrain in second, 15 pins lost from his compatriotJassim Al Muraikhi (Center) in third.
28 Jul 2016: Mohammed Al-Merekhi of Qatar bagged the Silver Medal in Boy's Singles at the 14th World Youth Championships. USA's Wesley Low Jr. took the Gold and Dominican Republic Hector Simo with Bronze. Congratulations!!!
Mansour and Nasser notches the 2016 Ramadan Tournament title
Doha, 28-June-16: Qatari, Mansour Al-Awami, notched the titleRamadan Tournament 2016 in division-A. He rolled consistently an average of 200+ maintaining his top position in the table. He marked 279 246 in 2 consecutive games and had manage to maintain his shot ended with 1315 in the Step 2 finals. During qualifying round, he ended 2nd place having a series of 1572.His compatriot Fahad Al-Emadi ended as 2nd placer after he was defeated by Mansour in a very narrow difference 230-223 during the step ladder match. Earlier, Fahad gained advance to the Finals after he defeated Rey Alfaro in a very close fight 209-200. Rey started in a good condition after he almost rolled perfectly but had missed the 9th frame ended with 200 in a one-game match. Rey ended in 3rd place.
Doha, 26-June-16: A Qatari, Nasser Jamal Al-Sahoti bagged the title Ramadan Tournament 2016 in the final match of Division B. Al-Sahoti has positioned 9th in the qualifying round surpassed the final table after his 1777 series during final plus the carry over score during qualifying round 1417 that marked a sizzling 3194. During the step ladder finals, Ali Al-Ali landed in second place with 193-224 in favor of Al-Sahoti. Prior, Ali has defeated Khalid Alsada in a 215-200 one-game match. Khalid ended in 3rd place.
Ramadan tournament weekly high series winners
Ramadan Bowling Tournament started on Friday - May 20, 2016 in Qatar Bowling Center. This is an annual event set by Qatar Bowling Federation every Ramadan. The numbers of participants were great. Bowlers will be classified as either A or B base on their average obtained from their previous games. The tournament is open to everyone whether professional or beginner. There are 2 bowlers from A and B divisions wins the first weekly high series. Rey Alfaro (left photo) rolled 722 series for A division while Ali Al-Ali (right photo) for B division posted 705 series. See results
Doha, 4-June-16: On the 2nd week qualifying round of the Ramadan Tournament, Jassim Al-Muraikhi (photo left) dominated the table by rolling a sizzling 803 series that made him 2nd weekly high series winner for Division A while in B division, Yousef Rahman Emadi (photo right) with his 700 series.
Doha, 11-June-16: Ramadan tournament finals is getting near and so the qualifiers are having hard time pushing to be qualified in the finals. In the 3rd week qualification, Taisier Al-Qusie (photo left)rolled 777 added to his 723 that gives him the lead in Division A. While in B division,Ibrahim Shaldan (photo right) cracked 728 series to win the 3rd weekly high series and moved him on the 3rd spot of the table. See results
EMIR CUP 2016
PBA member earns $20,000 for her first WBT title but does not get credit for a PBA title because she used the handicap pins.
2 Mar 2016, Doha, Qatar: Danielle McEwan,
United States, fired games of 258 and 266 scratch and added eight pins women's handicap each game to fly past Yousif Falah of Bahrain, 540-416, to win the World Bowling Tour's H.H. Emir Cup 2016 Wednesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar.
McEwan, who improved on a third-place finish last year, used a six-bagger from frame 5 to take a 42-pin lead after the first game. After she sandwiched a strike between two spares to open game two, the winner of the 2015 Women's World Bowling Tour finals reeled off eight consecutive strikes to put the match away well before the final frame. View the scores
In a close semi-final match, third-seeded McEwan doubled in the 10th frame of the second game to eliminate No. 2 seed, Daphne
Tan of Singapore, 435-422. Falah, who took the last spot for the playoffs in the third eight-game round, stunned top-seeded Marshall Kent, who was looking for his second PBA title, 498-361.
McEwan received the 20,000 Dollar for winning her first World Bowling Tour title, Falah pocketed $12,000 for second place, while Kent and Tan got $6,000 apiece for third and fourth place, resp. View the scores
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Squad A leader Daphne Tan (pictured left) continued to hold a commanding lead in the H.H.
Emir Cup 2016 after the 36 B squad bowlers have completed their 16-game qualifying Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar.
The Singaporean standout averaged 242.56 to lead the 85-player field from 21 countries with 4009 total, including eight pins per game.
Mostafa Almousawi (right)
of Kuwait used high games of 299 and a pair of 279s in the second 8-game block Sunday to overtake second place with 3773 and an average of 235.81, 236 pins behind leader
Tan's team mate on the Singaporean national team, Jazreel Tan (no relation), slipped to third place with 3764. Rounding out the top 4, who will receive two byes at the end of the qualifying, was Marshall Kent, United States, with 3756, including high games of 298 and 279.
Kent pushed the top Qatari bowler, Hazeem Almuraikhi, out of the top 4 to fifth place with 3742. Bernice Limis the third Singaporean woman in the top 8 in sixth place with 3729. - See more at:http://www.bowlingdigital.com
She followed with 1891 (236.38)
plus handicap in the second qualifying block Saturday to lead the field of 50 bowlers from 13 countries with 4009 total and an average of 242.56 for 16 games.
The seven women in squad A, all from Singapore, finished in the top 13. Jazreel Tan (left; no relation) was 245 pins behind her team mate to sit in second place with 3764 (227.25), including a pair of 279 games, one in each block.
Hazeem Almuraikhi of Qatar was the best male bowler in squad A in third place with 3742, including the field-best 1915 series in the second block. Bernice Lim (right) of Singapore was just 13 pins behind in fourth place with 3729. - See more at:http://www.bowlingdigital.com
Two-time PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi (left) of Finland was next with 3692 and
was followed by former World Ranking Masters Khaled Aldubyyan (right), who rolled
1842 and 1833 blocks for 3675.
2012 women's World Cup champion Shayna Ng of Singapore used an 1870 total in block 2 to leap from 17 to seventh place on 3624. Eighth place belonged to Ghanim Aboujassoum (below right) with distant 3503 as he was the next Qatari bowler outside the top 7.
22nd place Hareb Al-Mansoori (3394) of the United Arab Emirates had the second perfecto of this year's Emir Cup in game 5 of his 1773 first block.
Next in line are B squad bowlers, who rolled their first block on Saturday afternoon and will conclude their 16-game qualifying portion on Sunday morning.
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26 Feb 2016: Doha, Qatar: Singapore's Daphne Tan (right) rolled a perfect 300 game in the opening of Emir Cup
2016 followed with averaged 248 scratch in the first eight-game block today (1990) to lead Squad A with 2054 total and to take over first place in the overall standings. She all won daily high
Her fellow countrywomen Jazreel Tan, used the highest game 279 of the day so far (1883) to bagged the 2nd place of block 1. Bernice Lim who landed in 3rd spot of the first block with 1876, averaged 226. Lucky start for the Singaporeans.
6th International Friendly Match 2016
Doha,21-Feb-16:. Hazeem Al-Merekhi (photo left) of Qatar bagged the 1st place for the masters event in the 6th International Friendly Match 2016 at Qatar Bowling Center on 20th February 2016. His compatriot Ghanim Aboujassoum landed in 2nd place and Guzman Gilberto of Mexico in 3rd place. In the girls division, Finns girls dominated the masters event.
Teea Mäkelä (photo right) and Vilma Salo won the first and second place consecutively while Guarro Michelle of Mexico ended in 3rd place. View the scores
Meanwhile, in the Team Event, Qatar teamtook the gold after shooting 5134 total series against the next team Finland with 5048 finished in Silver place while Bronze goes to Mexico team with 4811 series. In the girls division, team of Mexico won the Gold with 4810 series against Finland team's 4534 ended in Silvers while Bronze for Colombia team ended with 4370 series.
For doubles event, duos from Mexico,Bernal Nickolas and Piña Hector took the 1st place rolled with 2668 series. Landed in 2nd place Qataris, Hazeem Al Merekhi and Ghanim Aboujassoum 2614 and Mexicans, Martinez Benjamin and Guzman Gilberto with 2563 series in 3rd place. In girls division, Raquel Orozco and Guarro Michelle of Mexico won the first place with series of 2661 against Finland duos landed in 2nd place with a series of 2337 and duos from Mexico bagged the 3rd place with 2284 series. View the scores
All event winner, for boy division QatariHazeem Al-Merekhi bagged the first place with a combined series of 4122 against next to him from Mexico Piña Hector who have rolled perfect 300 game earlier ended in second place with 3959 while his compatriot Martinez Benjamin with 3950 landed in 3rd place. For girls division, Mexicans dominated this event after Raquel Orozco and Guarro Michelle with series of 3805 - 3760 won first and second place consecutively while 3rd place goes to Katrin Fjola of Iceland with 3583 series. View the scores
Doha,17-Feb-16: Mexican, Benjamin Martinez (pictured left) won the singles event rolling a series of 1396 on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the 6th International Friendly Match. Hazeem Almerekhi of Qatar landed in second place with 20 pins difference, 1396-1376 while Ghanim Aboujassoum ended in 3rd place with series of 1317.
While in Women’s division, Mexican, Michelle Guarro (picture right) bagged the 1st place with 1227-1220 a very narrow difference of 7 points against Katrín Fjóla of Iceland landed in 2nd place. Sofia Hultstedt of Norway won 3rd place with 1196. View the scores