World Cup

2012 BWC

11/27/12

Aumi Guerra in familiar place after first qualifying block at 48th Bowling World Cup

Two-time defending champion averages over 240 to lead the women's division after 5 of 20 qualifying games

2012BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpg2012BWCKirstenPenny_small.jpgTwo-time defending champion Aumi Guerra (l.) of the Dominican Republic averaged 240.20 in the first of four five-game qualifying blocks to take the lead in the women's division of the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland with 1201 total. Guerra, who targets to become the first player ever to win three consecutive BWC titles, has a 55-pin cushion Kirsten Penny (r.) of England, who led Squad A with 1146.

2012 BWC

11/26/12

48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup is underway in Poland

82 men and 69 women representing 84 countries to compete at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1

2012BWCLogo_small.jpg The 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup got underway Monday morning with the first five-block of qualifying at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, with 151 players, 82 men and 69 women, representing 84 countries participating. All players will bowl 20 games of qualifying over four days. The men were split into three squads, while the women's division features two squads. In a unique schedule, the women's squads are sandwiched between the men's squads.

2012 BWC

11/22/12

Marshall Kent, Danielle McEwan to represent USA at World Cup in Poland

2012BWCMarshallKent_small.jpg 2012BWCDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg USBC Team USA Trials champions and collegiate standouts Marshall Kent (l.) of Yakima, Wash., and Danielle McEwan (r.) of Stony Point, N.Y., will travel to Wroclaw, Poland, to take part in next week's QubicaAMF World Cup. Kent, who bowls collegiately for Robert Morris-Illinois, and McEwan, who competes at Fairleigh Dickinson, earned the opportunity to compete in the event by virtue of winning the USBC Team USA Trials last January.

2012 BWC

11/19/12

2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup begins next weekend in Poland

86 men and 69 women from 87 countries to compete in 48th edition at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2

2012BWCLogo_small.jpg 2012LaRazaAumiGuerra_small.jpgThe 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. 155 players from 87 countries - 86 men and 69 women - have registered for the 48th edition of the event. Two-time defending women's champion Aumi Guerra (r.) of the Dominican Republic targets to become the first player in BWC history to win the title in three consecutive years.

2012 BWC

11/16/12

85 men and 69 women to compete in 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 24 - Dec. 2, 2012)

2012BWCLogo_small.jpg The 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. 154 players from 86 countries - 85 men and 69 women - have registered for the 48th edition of the event. It marks the first time its inception in 1965 in Dublin, Ireland that the BWC visits Poland. Two-time defending women's champion Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic targets to become the first player in BWC history to win the title in three consecutive years.

Brazil

08/29/12

Suartz, Goto win XXI QubicaAMF Brazil Cup to qualify for 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2012BrazilCupClaudioGotoMarinaSuartz_small.jpgMarina Suartz (r.9 and Cláudio Goto (l.) won the men's and women's division of XXI QubicaAMF Brazil Cup Sunday at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and will go to the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 24 - Dec. 2, 2012). In a nerve-wracking men's title match, Goto survived a very low-scoring encounter against Márcio Martins, 147-143, to seal his victory. Suartz, the mother of Brazil's top bowler Marcelo Suartz, flew past Neuza Kae, 258-196.

Israel

08/13/12

Nati Volpart, Tali Itzhak win Israeli Bowling World Cup qualifier

2012BWCISRQWinners_small.jpgNati Volpart and Tali Itzhak (l-r) won the Israeli World Cup Qualifier Saturday at "Bola" bowling center in Holon. For the first time in their career, the duo will represent Israel at the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland. 42 players participated in the 23rd running of the Israeli BWC Qualifier. All players, men and women, bowled 18 games of qualifying over three days to determine the top 8 men and top 8 women for the single-elimination finals.


Netherlands

07/04/12

Daniëlle van der Meer, Michell Stinissen win 2011-12 Dutch Bowling Tour

Champions to represent the Netherlands at the 2012 QubicaAMF World Cup in Poland

2012BWCNEDQMichellStinissenDaniellevanderMeer_small.jpg The finals of the 2011-12 NBF Federation Bowling Tour were held this past weekend at Claus Event Center in Hoofddorp. Daniëlle van der Meer and Michell Stinissen (r-l) won the women's and men's title in the highest division and will represent their country at the 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland. In the women's title match, Van der Meer defeated defending champion Wendy Kok, 2-1, while Stinissen topped Sven Steenbekkers, 2-1, for the men's title.

France

05/21/12

48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup berths for Wendy Bartaire, Thierry Sacco

2012BWCQFranceWendyBartaireThierrySacco_small.jpg Wendy Bartaire and Thierry Sacco won the French World Cup Qualifying Tournament Sunday in La Rochelle to earn berths into the 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. In the women's title match, Bartaire swept Isabelle Derynck, two-games-to-none, in the best-of-three games format to claim her first berth into the BWC. Sacco will represent his country for the fourth time after 2005 (Slovenia), 2006 (Venezuela) and 2009 (Malaysia) thanks to a 2-1 victory over Jonathan Lefevre.

Kazakhstan

05/15/12

Grishinenko, Sazonov take the women's and men's title in 2012 Kazakhstan Cup

Winners will represent Kazakhstan in the 2012 Bowling World Cup

2012KAZCupYelenaGrishinenko_small.jpg2012KAZCupYuriySazonov_small.jpgYelena Grishinenko (l.) and Yuriy Sazonov (r.) captured the titles in the 14th Kazakhstan Cup which was held May 12-13 at Bowling Club Olimp in Almaty. The winners will represent Kazakhstan in the 2012 Bowling World Cup in Poland. Sazonov led the men's division with 4148 pinfall total including 135 bonus pins to earn his first career BWC berth. Grishinenko dominated the women's field and finished 442 pins ahead of her nearest competitor.

Poland

04/20/12

Wroclaw, Poland to host 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Competition takes place at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center Nov. 24 - Dec. 2, 2012

2011QubicaAMFLogo_small.jpgAnne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF BWC manager, has announced today that the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 24th to December second, 2012, at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The bowling center is part of a larger complex within Fitness Academy group and is located in the Sky Tower. It has 24 brand new lanes with the latest scoring equipment from QubicaAMF.

Australia

04/13/12

Coupland, Putney qualify for 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Australia's reps decided at Australian Open and Vic 150

2012BWCAUSQBenCouplandAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Melbourne's AMF Keon Park bowling center hosted a hectic schedule of bowling action over Easter as top bowlers from around the country battled for the coveted berths as Australia's representatives at the 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Ben Coupland from Melbourne's Brighton East won the Australian Open, while former World Cup Ann-Maree Putney from Newcastle took the title in the Vic 150 event to qualify for the 48th BWC (dates and venue tbd).

2011 BWC

12/08/11

Jason Belmonte averages over 250 to claim the men's title in the 47th Bowling World Cup

Defeats Kalika and Jones to win his first career World Cup title

2011BWCMenTop3_small.jpgJason Belmonte (center) of Australia capped off a highly successful year with his first career victory in the 2011 Bowling World Cup in South Africa after defeating fellow PBA champion Tommy Jones (l.), United States, in the men's title match, two-games-to-one. The two-hander from Down Under, who averaged 255 against Jones, averaged over 250 in the semifinal match against Mykhaylo Kalika (r.) to eliminated the Ukrainian in the deciding third game.

2011 BWC

12/08/11

Aumi Guerra wins second consecutive women's title at Bowling World Cup in South Africa

Becomes the second player in BWC history to successfully defend the title

2011BWCWomenTop3_small.jpgAumi Guerra (center) of the Dominican Republic captured her second consecutive women's World Cup title when she defeated Diandra Asbaty (left), United States, 202-199, in the deciding third game to win the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, two-games-to-one. Asbaty, who was targeting for her second career World Cup title after her victory in 2006 ousted Sandra Andersson (right), Sweden, in the semifinal, 2-1.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

Guerra, Asbaty, Andersson to bowl for women's World Cup title in South Africa

United States secure Bent Petersen Award for the top country

2011BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpg2011BWCDiandraAsbaty3_small.jpgAumi Guerra (l.), Dominican Republic, is one game away from winning her second consecutive Bowling World Cup title. The defending women's champion averaged 231.25 and compiled a 3-4-1 won-loss-tie record Tuesday to easily earn the No. 1 seed for tomorrow's stepladder finals in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the semifinal match starting at 10 a.m. local time, second place Diandra Asbaty , and third place Sandra Andersson, Sweden, will square off.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

Jones, Belmonte, Kalika to bowl for men's World Cup title in South Africa

Jones averages 261 in Round Robin to earn top seed for Wednesday's stepladder finals

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Tommy Jones (l.), United States, averaged 261 for eight games round robin to earn the No. 1 seed for the men's stepladder finals in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Jason Belmonte (r.), Australia and Mykhaylo Kalika, Ukraine, will clash in the opening match Wednesday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jonas and his team mate Diandra Asbaty have already secured the Bent Petersen Award for the top country.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

No changes atop the men's leaderboard in Round of 24 at Bowling World Cup

Top 8 qualifiers advance to Round of 8; Rivera, Belmonte achieve perfection

2011BWCTommyJones3_small.jpg2011BWCJasonBelmonte_small.jpgThe top eight qualifiers survived the second cut in the men's division of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Monday afternoon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Team USA's Tommy Jones (l.) averaged 229.50 for the eight-game block to maintain a 37 pin lead over fellow PBA champion Jason Belmonte (r.) of Australia. Jones led the top eight players into the Round of 8 with 6739 total and an average of 240.68 for 28 games.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

Aumi Guerra targets second consecutive women's Bowling World Cup title

Defending champions is 549 pins ahead of fourth place with only eight games to go

2011BWCAumiGuerra4_small.jpgDefending women's champion Aumi Guerra, will get a chance to become just second woman in the Bowling World Cup history to win back-to-back titles as the Dominican Republic representative has practically secured berth into the stepladder finals though the top 8 women still have to bowl another eight games before the cut to the top 3. Guerra averaged 235.63 over eight games in the Round of 24 to easily maintain her lead with 6748 pinfall total and an average of 241 for 28 games.

2011 BWC

12/05/11

Video No. 3 - Men's HD Slow Motion Studies at 47th Bowling World Cup

2011BWCMenSlomo1.jpg High definition slow-motion studies of strike balls filmed during the men's qualifying of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, featuring PBA star Jason Belmonte, Australia; two-time World Cup champion Michael Schmidt, Canada; world champion Biboy Rivera, Philippines, as well as players from Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.

2011 BWC

12/05/11

Aumi Guerra holds huge 335-pin lead in Women's World Cup heading into Round of 24

Defending champion averages 243.15 for twenty games; cut for 24th place is 3976 (198.80 average)

2011BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpg2011BWCKatrienGoossens_small.jpgAumi Guerra (l.) of the Dominican Republic dominated the women's qualifying of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which concluded its four-day run Sunday evening at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The defending champion led the 69-player field by 335 pins with 4863 total and an average of 243.15 for twenty games. Katrien Goossens (r.), Belgium, took the 24th and last place to advance with 3976 total and an average of 198.

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