The champion had to work doubly hard to advance to the final by beating Hui Tong, 39-26 in the 9 and 10 frame roll-off to break the tie at 188 in the all-Macau semi-final. She also had a lucky break in Round 2 when her opponent, Wendy Chai of Malaysia rolled a 7-split in her bonus frame to lose 199-200 to De Souza.
Roumimper ousted top seed, Julia Lam of Macau, 216-189 in the first semi-final after she edging Tanaprang Sathean of Thailand, 187-169 in Round 2. De Souza became the third Macau women to win on home ground after Hui Tong in 2010 and Julia Lam in 2011.
Mr Allan Lao, Vice President of Macau Sport Development Board presented the trophies to the champions. Mak also pocketed US$1,000 as the Men's champion while De Souza was awarded US$500 for her effort.
This year's ABF Tour consists of ten legs - five in the Middle East without women division and four in East Asia with women division. Four more stops remain after Macau which will be in Hong Kong, UAE, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Bowlers earn points in each of the leg contested and the top 16 men and top 16 women in the rankings will qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.
For further information and details, please contact ABF Tour Committee at Tel: +852 2893 6039, Fax: +852 2893 6290; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Macau.