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Qatari captures Masters gold

15th December, Doha: Trios gold medalist, Mubarak Al-Muraikhi ended the Arab Games 2011 Bowling Tournament with victory in the Masters finals over Mohammed Janahi of Bahrain making Qatar the overall champion.

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Mubarak Al-Muraikhi, who made the title match after narrowly defeating top seed of the Group A finals, Sayed Ibrahim of UAE, 400-396 over two games, easily beat challenger, Mohammed Janahi of Bahrain, 475-360 to win Qatar's second gold.

The left-handed Qatari took the first match, 222-182 and went on to trash the Bahraini, 253-178 in the second match to win his second gold medal.

Janahi, who also finished second in the Group A finals to Sayed Ibrahim, edged top seed of Group B finals, Hussain Al Suwaidi of UAE, 395-393 to reach the title match.

Masters Medalist
Masters winners, Mohammed Janahi, Mubarak and Sayed

Janahi easily beat Hussain 211-168 in the first match and although the Bahraini lost the second match 184-225, his two game total was enough to put him through. In the all-Emirati third and fourth place play-offs, Sayed clinched the bronze medal after he beat his team-mate, Hussain 431-399.

Qatar emerged as overall champion after a medal haul of 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. Egypt, Kuwait and Bahrain tied second with 1 gold and 1 silver each while UAE won 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Photos courtesy of Qatar NOC.

Host nation wins first gold

13th December, Doha: Host nation, Qatar won their first gold medal of the Arab Games 2011 after Yousef Al Jaber, Mansour Al Awamy and Mubarak Al Muraikhi led both blocks of the Trios event at Qatar Bowling Center on Tuesday evening.

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Yousef, Mansour and anchorman, Mubarak had led the first block of the Trios event with 1909 and a comfortable margin of 110 over Egypt's Tarek Helmy, Mahmoud Mazloum and Karim Sherif with the second trio of Ayman Hashem, Ahmed Abdul Hamed and Mohamed Elserafy in third.

Despite posting a lower second block of 1766, the Qatar trio was able to remained in the lead to win their first gold medal with a total of 3675. Yousef rolled 1241 with Mansour contributing 1171 and Mubarak scoring the highest 6-game series of 1263.

Kuwait's Basel Al Anzi, Jassim Darwish and Mohammed Al Zaidan, who were fifth in the first block, stormed home with 575, 595 aand 580 to finish second and snatch the silver medal with 3492, 183 pins adrift.

Trios Gold Medalist
Mubarak, Mansour and Yousef winning Qatar's first gold

The second trio of Abdulla Al-Jusaiman, Salem Al-Marzouqi and Fahad Al-Emadi, who were fourth in the first block, took the bronze medal with 3478 after a splendid 1735 second series.

Bahrain missed the podium after finishing fourth with 3455 while the two Egyptian trio fizzled off in the second block to end in sixth and eighth positions. Competition will shift to the 5-player Team event tomorrow over two blocks of three games each.

Photos courtesy of Qatar NOC.

Kuwait captures first gold

12th December, Doha: Mohammed Al Zaidan and Jassim Darwish came from behind to snatch the Arab Games 2011 Bowling Tournament Doubles Gold medal for Kuwait with UAE and host nation, Qatar taking home the silver and bronze medals.

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Rakan Al Ameri and Fahad Al Reghab got off to a sizzling start with 468 in their opening game to lead Yousef Al Jaber and Fahad Al Emadi of Qatar by 33 pins. The Kuwaiti pair held the lead after the second but just by one pin over UAE's Mahmood Al Attar and Jamal Ali.

Both Kuwait and UAE could not sustain their pace as Yousef and Fahad put Qatar on course for their first gold when the duo shot into the lead after the third game, 5 pins ahead of UAE.

As Mahmood and Jamal bounced back to regain the lead, the second Kuwaiti pair of Mohammed Al Zaidan and Jassim Darwish staked their claim by trailing the Emiratis by 8 pins after the fourth game.

Doubles Gold Medalist
Jassim Darwish and Mahammed Al Zaidan with their gold medals

Whilst Kuwait dropped their lead with a poor 370, there was on two pins separating UAE and Qatar going into the sixth and final game.

Kuwait ended the strongest with 482 to snatch victory and the gold medal with 2509. Mahmood and Jamal finished second to clinch the silver with 2404 while Qatar again settled for the bronze medal with 2389.

The third Kuwaiti pair of Basel Al Anzi and Khaled Al Dubyyan stormed home in the final game but missed the podium by 22 pins to finish fourth with 2367. Competition will shoft to the Trios event over two blocks of three games tomorrow.

Photos courtesy of Qatar NOC.

Egypt wins gold and silver

11th December, Doha: Tarek Helmy and Karim Sherif gave Egypt a dream start at the Arab Games 2011 Bowling Tournament when they won the gold and silver medals while Mansour Al Awamy of host nation, Qatar clinched the bronze medal.

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Yousef Al-Jaber set a cracking pace in his opening game with 254 but was quickly overtaken by UAE's Mahmood Al Attar after the Emirati rolled the first perfect game of the tournament in the second game.

Mahmood held the lead at the halfway mark with Mansour Al Awamy of Qatar and Mohammed Janahi of Bahrain hot on his heels in second and third. Mansour surged into the lead at the fourth game as Mahmood suffered a set back with 149.

A sizzling 268 from Karim Sherif shot the Egyptian into the front after the fifth game as his team-mate, Tarek Helmy trailed in second and Mansour third.

Singles Medalists
Karim Sherif, Tarek Helmy and Mansour Al Awamy

Karim managed only 184 while Tarek stromed home with 232 to snatch the gold medal with 1328. Karim took the silver with 1302 to give Egypt a one-two finish. Mansour settled for the bronze medal with 1297 while Mohammed Janahi missed the podium finishing fourth with 1264.

Seven countries are taking part in the bowling tournament of the multi-sport Arab Games 2011. The competition features Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-player Team and Masters event held at Qatar Bowling Center.

Photos courtesy of Qatar NOC.

Tournament Schedule
Detailed Scores
Trios Block 1
Trios Block 2
Team of 5 Block 1
Team of 5 Block 2
All Events Standings
Masters Finals
Stepladder Finals
Medal Tally
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