Dom Barrett Defends Title in Star-Studded Qatar Open

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Dom Barrett
Dom Barrett

Dom Barrett won an all-England championship match, defeating country Stuart Williams, 395-388, in the two-game title match to successfully defending his Qatar Open title at Qatar Bowling Center Thursday. Barrett earned $40,000 and his fourth PBA Tour title.

The Qatar Open is a PBA International Tour-World Bowling Tour event.

After the two English bowlers tied at 206 at the end of the first game, Barrett rolled a 189 game to top Williams’ 182 for the seven-pin margin of victory.

In the semifinal round, Williams, who earned the No. 1 qualifying position earlier in the day, eliminated Robert Morris University-Illinois collegiate star Cameron Weier of Federal Way, Washington, 434-421, while Barrett ended Sweden’s Martin Larsen’s bid for his first PBA Tour title, 510-469.

PBA International Tour players now travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the 8th Kingdom International Open, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. A number of PBA members from the U.S. and around the world will then close the year by competing representing their home countries in the World Men’s Bowling Championships – a non-PBA event – in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

QATAR OPEN

Qatar Bowling Center, Doha, Qatar, Nov. 27

Championship (two games, total pinfall): Dom Barrett, England ($40,000) def. Stuart Williams, England ($20,000), 395-388.

Semifinal Results (two games total pinfall, losers each earned $7,000): Williams def. Cameron Weir, Federal Way, Wash., 434-421. Barrett def. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 510-469.

Step 2 Final Standings (after six games, top four advanced to championship round): 1, Williams, 1,474. 2, Larsen, 1,419. 3, Barrett, 1,407. 4, Weier, 1,404. 5, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,384, $3,500. 6, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1,365, $3,500. 7, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,364, $3,500.

8, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,364, $3,500. 9, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,350, $3,500. 10, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,322, $3,500. 11, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,316, $3,500. 12, f-Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 1,313, $3,500. 13, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,311, $2,500. 14, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,299, $2,500.

15, John Wells, England, 1,298, $2,500. 16, Richard Teece, England, 1,280, $2,500. 17, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,279, $2,500. 18, Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 1,277, $2,500. 19, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 1,267, $2,500. 20, Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 1,267, $2,500. 21, f-Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,258, $2,000.

22, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 1,253, $2,000. 23, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1,248, $2,000. 24, Marshall Kent, 1,243, $2,000. 25, Peter Hellstrom, Sweden, 1,235, $2,000. 26, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,231, $2,000. 27, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 1,225, $2,000. 28, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,174, $2,000.

f-denotes female bowler (under tournament rules, female bowlers received an additional 8 handicap pins per game).

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