Armein in Round 2, 183-215. Armein won her first round match against current leader in the ABF Tour rankings, Alice Tay of Singapore, 214-188 before moving on to the semifinal.
Former World Ranking Masters champion, Jennifer Tan outclassed, 2003 Singapore Open champion, Evelyn Chan, 214-149 to take up the last semifinal spot. Tan had earlier snatched victory over second-seed, Liza del Rosario in Round 1 with 176 to 156.
Putty Armein is matched up against Jennifer Tan in the first women's semifinal match while the second match will be an all-Filipino affair bewteen Irene Benitez and Jojo Canare.
The ABF Tour will comprise six Legs and a Grand Final, the Tournament of Champions. Each Leg will be staged over two competition days where the top 16 men and 16 women bowlers from the preceding International Open Masters Event (Open Grade) will compete 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 - Philippines Day 2 matches will be telecast LIVE on local Philippines NBN Channel 4, Malaysia's Astro Supersport and Singapore's Starhub on June 13th at 16:00 (Hong Kong/Singapore time). Highlights of the leg will also be shown in the six countries where the tour are being held. It will also be broadcast later in other parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, central Asia, China and Australasia with an estimated audience of around 75 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Kelvin Pong (Mobile: (852) 9100 0958; email: Kelvin.email@example.com.
For Media enquiry, please contact ABF Media Director, Ms Lynne Clay at Tel: +61 419 444 280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.abftour.com for LIVE scores.
Photos courtesy of Keith Hale, Bowlers' Journal.