champion, Evelyn Chan of Singapore to reach the semifinals. Despite the win and 75 points, Ho did not accumulate enough points to make the grand finals.
Sitiphol Kunaksorn of Thailand and ABF Tour Malaysia leg runner-up, Sultan Al-Marzouqi lost their grand finals places after Mubarak Al-Murikhi and Joonee Gatchalian earned valuable points to make the cut for the grand finals in Jakarta in January. In the women's division, Chinese Taipei's Huang Chiung-Yao and Malaysia's Low Poh Lian got pushed out when Tang Joh Six and Vanessa Fung squeezed in with points earned here at the final leg.
The ABF Tour comprises six Legs and a Grand Final, the Tournament of Champions. Each Leg was staged over two competition days where the top 16 men and 16 women bowlers from the preceding International Open Masters Event (Open Grade) competed in a one-game match play knock-out competition for the individual men's and women's titles.
The Tournament of Champions will be staged over four competition days where the top 16 men and 16 women bowlers (based on ABF Tour ranking points), plus two additional wildcard entries from the West Asia region (thus totalling 18 men in the men's division), will qualify to compete over four rounds of competition for the coveted men's and women's ABF Tour Champion titles.
The ABF Tour - Hong Kong was televised LIVE on Malaysia's Astro Supersport and Singapore's Starhub and will also be televised later on local television stations of the six countries where the tour is being held. It is also broadcast later from parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, central Asia, China and Australasia with an estimated audience of around 90 million.
For further information and details please contact ABF Tour Committee Marketing and Event Management Division at Tel: (852) 2810 5191; Fax: (852) 28105192; Mr. Ritchie Lai (Mobile: (852) 93598669; email: email@example.com or Mr. Kelvin Pong (Mobile: (852) 9100 0958; email: Kelvin.firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.abftour.com for LIVE scores.
Photos courtesy of Dr. Danny Santos.