8th March, Sitra, Bahrain: Kuwaiti national bowler, Yaqoub Al Shatti won his first-ever title after defeating Hussain Al Suwaidi of UAE, in a high-scoring 265-247 in the final match of the ABF Tour Bahrain 2015.
The champion brushed aside ABF Tour Qatar leg first runner-up, Khaled Al Dubyyan in the all-Kuwaiti first semi-final match to reach the finals while Hussain sailed past Tony Balabbo of the Philippines, 227-185 to face Yaqoub.
Hussain started the final match with a strike as Yaqoub only spared his opening frame. But the 49-year-old Kuwaiti was on a roll, knocking down eight consective strikes. Although the Emirati was able to reel in six strikes-in-a-row, the match was beyond Hussain's reach.