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10th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament
Kuwaiti triumphs in Egypt

8th May, Cairo: Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait ousted topseed, Mansour Al-Awami of Qatar in the title match, 222-186 to clinch the Men's title of the 10th Sinai International Open while Mexico's Teresa Healey took the Ladies' crown.

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The 2006 World Ranking Masters champion, Khaled Al-Dubyyan, who trailed tournament leader, Mansour Al-Awami of Qatar in Thursday's first block round-robin 8 games finals and today's second block, overcome Mansour, 222-186 in the title match to clinch the Men's crown.

The champion had earlier, ended his fellow compatriot, Jassim Darwish's charge with a 195-158 over his younger opponent in the second stepladder match to earn a crack at the title. Darwish, who was seeded fourth, defeated third-seed, Bandar Al-Shafi, 238-194 in the first match.

The Kuwaiti claimed the top prize of US$7,000 with Al-Awami

Khaled Al-Dubyyan
Khaled Al-Dubyyan crowned Sinai Open champion

receiving US$5,000 for second, Darwish US$3,000 for third and Al-Shafi took home US$1,500. The topseed Al-Awami ended the 16-games round-robin finals with 3613 ahead of Al-Dubyyan in second with 3579.

Al-Shafi finished third with 3551 followed by Darwish in fourth with 3473. Kuwaiti Basel Al-Anzi missed the stepladder cut in fifth with a total of 3466.

In the ladies' division, topseed Teresa Healey of Mexico denied Sandra Torrents her fine run to the finals by defeating the Spaniard, 204-160 in the title match. The Mexican, who had earler topped the 8-games round-robin finals with a total of 1814, received US$3,000 for the victory.

Torrents, who was seeded third, ousted second-seed, Sara Vargas of Colombia, 256-208 in the semi-final to move into the finals. Torrents also knocked out fourth-seed and local hopeful, Aliaa Ismael, 203-174 in the first match to move up the ladder.

The runner-up pocketed US$2,000, Vargas US$1,500 for finishing third and Ismael US$1,000 for taking up fourth spot.

Teresa Healey
Teresa Healey winning the ladies' crown

Photos by Terence Yaw.

Qatari tops first block finals

7th May, Cairo: Mansour Al-Awami of Qatar topped the first block top 16 finals of the 10th Sinai International Open winning five out of the 8 games round-robin matches as Mexico's Teresa Healey ended the top 8 finals as topseed.

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Saudi Arabia's Bader Al-Sheikh set a cracking pace winning the opening match with 276 to take a 51 pins lead ahead of Qatar's Abdulla Al-Qattan. The Saudi kept the lead until Kuwaiti youngster, Jassim Darwish grabbed the lead after the third game.

Darwish's sizzling pace faded as another Qatari, Mansour Al-Awami took over from game 6 and went on to end the first block in the lead with a total of 1867 from five wins. 2006 World Ranking Masters champion, Khaled Al-Dubyyan stormed home to snatch second with 1785.

Darwish settled for third with 1770 from Abdulla Al-Qattan in fourth with 1764 as Kuwait's Basel Al-Anzi finished fifth with 1720, 44 pins

Mansour Al-Awami
Mansour Al-Awami leading the first block

adrift Abdulla. Pace-setter, Bader Al-Sheikh ended in sixth spot with 1717.

Meanwhile, Teresa Healey of Mexico, topped the ladies' division in the top 8 round-robin finals by winning seven and drawing one match for a total of 1814. The Mexican will move into tomorrow's stepladder finals as topseed.

Colombia's Sara Vargas, who currently works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, finished second with 1701 winning five matches. Sandra Torrents of Spain took third spot with 1652 as Egypt's Aliaa Ismael clinched the final stepladder place in fourth with 1620.

Current Asian Ranked No. 1 and newly-crowned Kuwait Open champion, Chan Shuk Han of Hong Kong missed the cut by 16 pins to end up in fifth with 1620. The top 4 advance into the stepladder finals on May 8.

Photos by Terence Yaw.

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