2008 MWC Bangkok

Live Coverage


Men's World Championship 2008

SF Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan in Nonthaburi, Thailand (August 20-31, 2008)

TTBALogo_small.jpg 2008MWCLogo_small.jpg The Thai Tenpin Bowling Association (TTBA) will host the second Men's World Championship from August 21-31, 2008 at SF Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan. The 42-laner with AMF equipment is located on the 7th Floor of a shopping center in Nonthaburi, approx. 30 minutes away from down town Bangkok. As of today, 329 players from 57 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-player Team, All Events and Masters. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from from Nonthaburi.

United States


Gold still on Hoffman's mind heading into Men's World Championships

Lone amateur helped lead U.S. to first team gold medal since 1971 at 2006 event

2007MWCBillHoffman300_small.jpg Two years after helping lead the United States to its first men's team gold medal at the World Championships since 1971, Bill Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio, remembers it as if it was yesterday. Rolling a 300 in the second-to-last game does wonders for long-term memories. "That's the biggest highlight of my career," said Hoffman, a nine-year veteran of Team USA. "It really helped put the program where it needed to be - on top of the world. It's something our new team members can take pride in." Those "new" team members happen to be some of the best professional bowlers in the world.



Ciach to take on the world's top bowlers By David Winer

Republished courtesy of Mississauga News - Ontario, Canada (Aug. 16, 2008)

20080816JoeCiach_small.jpg It will be an experienced team that will represent Canada at next week's men's world tenpin bowling championships in Thailand. Nine-time Team Canada member George Lambert IV, of Hamilton and seven-time Team Canada member Joe Ciach (pictured) of Mississauga will lead the Canadian contingent that will take on the best bowlers from 56 countries from August 21-31 in Bangkok. The competition, involving more than 300 players, will be held SF Strike Bowl, a 42-lane center in Ngamwongwan, 30 minutes away from downtown Bangkok.

United States


Page aims to remain hot at Men's World Championships

PBA Rookie of the Year took home four medals from 2006 event

2008MWCRhinoPage_small.jpg Arguably the greatest rookie season in the history of the Denny's Professional Bowlers Association Tour almost never happened. Rhino Page of Topeka, KS, would likely still be an amateur this day if professionals still were ineligible to bowl in international competition. And he was OK with that. Fortunately for Page, he didn't have to play the "What if?" game as he'll continue his successful Team USA career at the upcoming World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 22-30 in Bangkok, Thailand.

United States


Winning fuels Jones heading into Men's World Championships

12-time PBA winner captured three medals at 1996 World Youth Championships

2007TommyJones_small.jpg When Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., goes into battle with Team USA at the upcoming World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 22-30 in Bangkok, Thailand, he knows one thing for sure. "None of us like to lose," said Jones, who is one of five professional bowlers representing Team USA. "Anytime we bowl anything, we want to win ... especially when you put those colors on. There will be a lot of people gunning for us. We just have to go over there, do our part and feed off each other. It will happen."

United States


Allen set to make Team USA debut at Men's World Championships

2007PBA08PatrickAllen_small.jpg 2007PBA09RhinoPage_small.jpg Even though he feels he gets more credit than deserved, Patrick Allen (left) helped mentor fellow left-hander Rhino Page (right) to arguably one of the best rookie seasons in the history of professional bowling. Now Allen, a 10-time winner on the Denny's Professional Bowlers Association Tour, will have the chance to look to Page for tips and advice as he prepares to make his Team USA debut at the upcoming World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 22-30 in Bangkok, Thailand.

United States


Barnes returns to world stage at Men's World Championships

Reigning PBA Player of the Year set to compete for Team USA after 10-year absence

2007PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpg When he said goodbye to his tenure on Team USA in 1998 for life as a professional bowler, Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, wasn't sure if he would be able to represent his country on the world stage ever again. "I didn't think professionals would be allowed to compete without the Olympics attached to it," said Barnes, a member of Team USA from 1994 to 1998. Barnes, the reigning Denny's PBA Tour Player of the Year, is back on Team USA and will once again represent the United States at the upcoming WTBA Men's World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 22-30 in Bangkok, Thailand.



Top bowlers set for world event By Patrick Salomon

Republished courtesy of Gulf Daily News - Manama, Bahrain (Aug. 9, 2008)

BahrainLogo.jpg Bahrain will field six of its top national bowlers in the World Men's Championships in Nonthaburi, Thailand, later this month. The competition is sanctioned by the World Tenpin Bowling Association and Asian Bowling Federation. The kingdom's line-up of participants was confirmed yesterday by the Bahrain Bowling Association (BBA). They include a blend of young and veteran talents, namely Osama Khalfan, Ahmed Rahimi, Mohammed Janahi, Mohammed Sultan, Ahmed Al Bastaki, and Hameed Taqi. The kingdom is one of 56 nations taking part, which will feature close to 350 bowlers in all.

United States


Legendary Williams looks for gold at Men's World Championships

PBA, USBC Hall of Famer to make his Team USA debut in Thailand

2007PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpg With a career record 44 Professional Bowlers Association titles and being regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in history, it's hard to believe the trophy case of the legendary Walter Ray Williams Jr. still has a missing piece. "A gold medal at the World Championships would be cool," said Williams of Ocala, Fla. "It would definitely be one of the highlights of my career." Williams, a PBA and United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer, will have the chance to fill that void when he makes his Team USA debut at the upcoming WTBA Men's World Championships scheduled for Aug. 22-30 in Bangkok, Thailand.



Leandersson and Mack together on the Swedish national team for Thailand

2008EBT1TomasLeandersson_small.jpg 2008KUWTimMack_small.jpg Hans Karlsson, press officer of the Swedish Bowling Federation reports that multiple World and European champion Tomas Leandersson (l.) and American globetrotter Tim Mack will be on the Swedish national team for the 2008 Men's World Championships. The Swedish Bowling Federation's elite committee convinced Leandersson, actually the head coach, to lace up his bowling shoes once again for the men's Worlds. SBF also announced that Mack will serve as assistant coach during the championships.



Israeli Men's Team for World Championship 2008 includes Arabic player

2008MenTeamISR_small.jpg The Israeli Bowling Federation has named the six players to represent Israel in the Men's World Championship at SF Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan in Nonthaburi, Thailand from August 20-31, 2008. "The interesting matter is that for the first time we have the pleasure to have an Arabic player in the Israeli National Team," said IBF president Arie Fisher. All Players had to bowl 40 games (5 x 8) on short and long oil lane condition.

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