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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: The WBT-PBA 13th Kuwait International Open, which concluded yesterday (Wednesday), witnessed 16 bowlers battling for the title. It ended with the 2018 World Cup winner and 2012 youth world cup winner from Australia Sam Cooley in first place, followed by Icelandic Arnar Jonsson in the second place, Michael Mak from Hong Kong in third, Thomas Larsen from Denmark in fourth, Stuart Williams from England in fifth, Nick Pate from the USA in sixth, Danielle McEwan from the USA in seventh, Kuwait’s Mustafa Al-Mousawi in eighth and Brad Miller from the USA in ninth position.
The 10th to 16th positions were taken by Tony Jones from the USA, Mitch Hope from Canada, Martin Larsen from Sweden, Dominic Barrett from England, Ildemaro Ruiz from Venezuela, Liz Johnson from the USA and Osku Pelermaa from Finland.
Meanwhile, the Kuwait Bowling Center in Salmiya will today witness the 2019 World Bowling Tour (WBT) Finals, with the participation of 12 world champions and top ranked bowlers of both genders from various parts of the world. The total prizes to be won is US $32,500 of which the top winner will walk away with USD 12,500.
This distinguished event was held just days after the completion of the 25th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship and the just concluded the WBT-PBA 13th Kuwait International Open that had the eyes of the bowling world fixated on Kuwait since October 20 through three successive bowling events.
For the first time in the history of the World Bowling Tour (WBT) series, one male and one female athlete from each of the three zones – Asian, European and Pan American – have been invited to take part in the WBT Finals alongside the top three male and female athletes from the 2019 WBT Rankings list.