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Successful Kuwait’s bowling season comes to an end

KUWAIT: President of International and Asian Bowling Federations, Chairman of Kuwait Bowling Club Sheikh Talal Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah expressed satisfaction towards the success of the three tournaments that were hosted by Kuwait Bowling Center in Salmiya all along 19 days, as the focus of bowling fans around the world was on Kuwait.

He said the World Tour season finale, the 13th Kuwait International Open and the 25th Asian Championship formed a chain of success, proving that Kuwait is able to host the strongest of world events, as it seeks to become a world center of the game, and this was the goal of the bowling club for years.

Al-Mohammad appreciated the patronage of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah of the Asian championship, adding that his support had the biggest effect on improving the game and motivate players to give more and make great achievements.

Sheikh Mohammad said the three championships are a prelude to the two important events the country is waiting for, they are the individuals world championship in 2020 and the group in 2021, as both will be held in Kuwait for the first time, as the case was with the 25th Asian championship, which received praise from all those involved, as far as quality of organization and high level of competition between 27 countries.

Al-Mohammad lauded the benefit of the three championships Kuwait players received as they got competed with the strongest world and Asian bowlers, and were able to clinch the silver medal of the threes category by Khalid Al-Dubayyan, Jassim Al-Saqer and Mustafa Al-Mousawy.

He also spoke about the efforts of the committees who were working since Oct 20, and this effort was the corner stone of success that was achieved by Kuwaitis. Al-Mohammad thanked the Public Authority for Sport, Kuwait Olympic Committee and the media for the support that made the bowling club a big motivation to bring out the events in the best way possible.

Meanwhile, England’s Dom Barrett and Colombia’s Maria Rodriguez were dominated the finals of the world tour on Thursday that took place at the Kuwait Bowling Center with the participation of 12 top ranked champions of both genders. Barrett won his second title in two days, as he won the gold medal at the Kuwait International Open, winning $12,500. He beat Iceland’s Arnar Johsnon in the final match with the score (276-232). Meanwhile Rodriguez beat Liz Johnson (252-234).

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