About ABF Tour

The ABF Tour 2018, to be staged throughout 2018 in four of East Asia's most spectacular cities, has been confirmed by Asian Bowling Federation Hon. Life President and ABF Tour Chairman, Ms Vivien Lau, BBS, JP.

As the internationally recognised governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling in the Asia Pacific region, the Asian Bowling Federation will kick off the ABF TOUR 2018 in April, with the first Leg scheduled to follow the 44th MWA-SINGHA Thailand International Open from April 3 to 14, 2018.

"Since its inception 29 years ago, ABF has been at the leading edge of marketing initiatives and promotion of our sport." said Ms Lau. "We've had a very successful association with the Asian Bowling Tour for the past 14 years and will now continue our own tour - we're confident that this exciting development will lift the sport to even greater heights," she continued.

"The ABF has appointed international sports marketing agency Wharf House, under which Wharf House has been appointed to exclusively market the worldwide marketing and media rights for the ABF Tour, including the ABF Tour's flagship event, the Tournament of Champions," she added.

The ABF Tour will comprise four legs in 2018 and a Grand Final, the Tournament of Champions. Each Leg will be staged over one day. The top 16 men and top 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 two competition days and will feature prize money totalling US$75,000. The top 16 men and 16 women bowlers (based on ABF Tour ranking points), will qualify to compete over two rounds of competition for the coveted men's and women's ABF Tour Champion titles.

"As the only tenpin bowling tour in Asia to confer Asian ranking points, the ABF Tour will attract the very best bowlers throughout the East Asian region arousing interest and enthusiasm from participants and spectators alike," said Ms Lau.

ABF Tour 2018
 Legs  Dates  Country  City
 Leg 1  April 15  ABF Tour - Thailand  Bangkok, Thailand
 Leg 2  June 24  ABF Tour - Macau  Macau, China
 Leg 3  July 1  ABF Tour - Hong Kong  Hong Kong, China
 Leg 4  July 8  ABF Tour - Chinese Taipei  Kaohsiung
 Final  March TBC, 2019  Tournament of Champions  TBC

The ABF Tour is organised by Asian Bowling Federation in association with Thai Tenpin Bowling Association, Macao China Bowling Association, Chinese Taipei Bowling Association and Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, .

For further information and details, please contact ABF Tour Committee at Tel: +852 2893 6039, Fax: +852 2893 6290; Email: hktbc@netvigator.com.

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