Yousif, whose only tour title came back in 2012 when he triumphed at the ABF Tour Egypt leg in Cairo, edged newly-crowned 5th Dubai International Open champion, Hareb Al Mansoori of UAE in a low-scoring first semi-final match, 152-135 to advance to the final.
Yousif eliminated another Emirati and 5th Dubai Open fourth runner-up, Mahmood Al Attar, 186-152 in Round 2 after earning a bye in the opening round when his opponent failed to show up.
Shaker beat Mohamed Janahi of Bahrain, 218-185 in Round 1 then tour debutant, Paolo Joquico of Philippines, 199-142 in Round 2 to reach the semi-finals. Despite finishing first runner-up, Shaker topped the tour rankings with a massive 219 points from one win, one final, two Round 2 appearances and a Round 1 tie.
Mahmood trailed his compatriot in second with 166 points from one victory in Kuwait, one semi-final in Thailand and one Round 2 tie here. Mohamed Janahi is third with 155.5 points.
This year's ABF Tour consists of nine legs - five in the Middle East without women division and four in East Asia with women division. Two more stops remain after UAE which will be in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Bowlers earn points in each of the leg contested and the top 16 men and top 16 women in the rankings will qualify for the ABF Tour Tournament of Champions.
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