2010 Toulon

2010 BWC

10/19/10

Mads Sandbækken powers his way into the lead at Men's Bowling World Cup

Norwegians rolls 1207 series to take the lead after Squad A has completed 10 games

IMG 2010BWCMadsSandbakken_small.jpgEuropean Masters champion Mads Sandbækken (pictured), Norway, rolled the first 1200-series of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Tuesday morning at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France en route to overtake the lead in the men's division with 2260 as the 46 players of Squad A have completed 10 of 20 qualifying games. Alejandro Reyna, Costa Rica, moved into second place with 2200 while Day one leader Biboy Rivera, Philippines, slipped to third place with 2174.

2010 BWC

10/19/10

Wendy Chai, Gye Min-Young atop the women's field after Day One Qualifying

Malaysian, Korean become the first women who crack the 1100-bar at World Cup

2010BWCWendyChai_small.jpg2010BWCGyeMinYoung_small.jpgWendy Chai (l.), Malaysia and Gye Min-Young (r.), Korea, moved to the top of the women's leaderboard in Squad B on the first day of qualifying in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France. Chai knocked down 1126 pins and averaged 225.20 to overtake the first place. Gye was close behind with 1114. Squad A leader Holly Fleming Scotland, slipped to third place with 1090.

2010 BWC Video #2

10/19/10

Opening Ceremonies at Tour Royale

2010BWCVideo02OpeningCeremonies_small.jpg2010BWCVideo2OpeningCeremoniesDennisEklund_small.jpgOn a bright but windy Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, the Opening Ceremonies of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup took place at Tour Royale. The Tour Royale s a fort built in the 16th century to protect the entrance of the Petit Rade, the naval port of Toulon. It was the first fortification of the harbor, built 22 years after Provence became a part of France.

2010 BWC

10/19/10

Holly Fleming is the early leader in the Women's Qualifying at QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Top 8 crack the 1000-bar in Squad A

2010BWCHollyFleming_small.jpg2010BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpgScotland's Holly Fleming (l.) rolled five games between 205 and 234 to become the early qualifying leader in the women's division of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Fleming started her five-game series with back-to-back 205 games, added 214 and closed out the series with 232 and 234 to lead  Squad A with 1090 and an average of 218.00. Aumi Guerra (r.), Dominican Republic, who led the field after four games missed the top spot by three pins to sit in second place with 1087 (217.40).

2010 BWC

10/18/10

Biboy Rivera leads Men's Qualifying at QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after Day One

Squad B leader Kwan Harn-Chieh sits in second place after 5 of 20 qualifying games

2010BWCBiboyRivera_small.jpg2010BWCKwanHarnChieh_small.jpg2006 World Masters champion Biboy Rivera (l.), Philippines, fired games of 191, 279, 245, 207 and 259 to lead the men's division after the first day of qualifying in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France with 1181 five-game total (236.20 Avg.). Squad B leader Kwan Harn-Chieh (r.), Switzerland, fell one spot to second place with 1159  The men are done for today and will return Tuesday morning for the second block.


2010 BWC Video #1

10/18/10

Impressions from Bowling de Provence during the Women's Official Practice

2010BWCVideo01OfficialPractice_small.jpg The 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup got underway on Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2010 with the men's and women's official practice at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France. 32 of the 44lane split house will be used for the tournament. Record 168 players (92 men and record 76 women) from 93 countries will bowl for the coveted World Cup titles. Men and women bowl in separate divisions each split into two squads. The preliminaries consist of 4 blocks of 5 games with the top 24 men and the top 24 women after 20 games advancing to the intermediate round.

2010 BWC

10/18/10

Swiss Kwan Harn-Chieh sets the pace in Men's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Leads Squad B in Qualifying Round One with a 231.8 average

2010BWCKwanHarnChieh_small.jpgKwan Harn-Chieh of Switzerland, started the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Monday morning at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France with the front eight en route to set the pace in the first round of the men's qualifying with 1159 five-game total and an average of 231.80. The 25-year-old lefthander had games of 269, 214, 234, 226 and 216 to out average his nearest competitor in Squad B by more than 10 pins. The players of Squad A will take to the lanes at 11.45 CET). The women will start with their first block of qualifying at 3.30 and 7.15 pm CET.

2010 BWC

10/16/10

Live Coverage of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

169 players from 95 countries expected to bowl in Toulon, France

2010BWCUnofficialPractice_small.jpgThe 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 in Toulon, France. The players who arrived on Friday by car, train (despite the French Railroaders have been on strike again) and through Marseille and Nice airports, tested the 32 tournament lanes on Saturday during the unofficial practice. Bowlingdigital.com will cover the event live and simulcast the Live Streaming provided by BOWL.com.

Canada

10/14/10

Canada's Schmidt, Wong en route to France for the 2010 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010BWCCANNCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg2010BWCCANNCFeliciaWong_small.jpg2005 Bowling World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (l.) of Tyndall, Manitoba, and Calgary, Alberta's Felicia Wong (r.) are days away from their next opportunity to represent Canada in the bowling world's annual gathering of nations, the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which kicks off October 17th in Toulon, France. Schmidt and Wong qualified for the BWC via impressive performances at the Canadian National Finals of the World Cup this past March.

Netherlands

09/16/10

Hulst; Sanders win NBF Bowling Tour Finals 2010

Will represent The Netherlands in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010BWCNLQPhilHulstNicoleSanders_small.jpgThe Dutch participants for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup were determined in the finals of the Dutch Bowling Federation (NBF) Bowling Tour 2010 Sunday Sept. 12 at Dolfijn Bowling in Scheveningen, Netherlands. Dutch national team members Phil Hulst and Nicole Sanders (l-r) emerged victorious after 10 games of qualifying and best-of-three games single-elimination finals on challenging lane condition. Both winners will make their World Cup debut Oct. 15-24 in Toulon, France.

Philippines

09/08/10

Rivera, Posadas earn Philippines' Bowling World Cup spots

2010PHIBiboyRivera_small.jpg2010PHIApplePosadas_small.jpgPhilippines national team members Biboy Rivera (l.) and Apple Posadas (r.) swept their opponents in best-of-three games title matches, two-games-to-none, to win the men's and women's Bowling World Cup eliminator Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Mall of Asia Center in Pasay City. The winners earned the Philippines' spots in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France.

Switzerland

09/07/10

Ancarani, Manico cruise to victory in Swiss World Cup Qualifier

Represent their country in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon, France

2010BWCSUIQBigiManicoSandroAncarani_small.jpgSandro Ancarani (r.) of Winterthur and Bigi Manico (l.) of Zurich dominated the Swiss Bowling World National Finals and will represent Switzerland in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon, France. Manico will be competing for the 9th time, while Ancarani will make his World Cup debut. 52 men and 19 women advanced through regional qualifying tournaments and qualified for the finals which were held from Sept. 3-5 at a 12-laner in Martigny, canton Valais in the southwestern part of Switzerland.

Israel

09/04/10

Mizrahi, Aviram will play for Israel in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010BWCIsraelQualifierMizrahiAviram_small.jpgSarit Mizrahiand Or Aviram (pictured) will play for Israel in the 2010 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon France, after winning the Israel BWC Qualifier which was held at 20-lane Petach-Tikva bowling center. In the women's final, Mizrahi went the distance against Rony Aharonovitz to win very tight match, two-games-to-one. Aviram swept Lior Koren, 2-0, to win the men's title. The 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 in Toulon, France. Bowlingdigital will cover the BWC live at Bowling de Provence.

Latvia

08/28/10

Zavjalova, VÄ“zis to represent Latvia at QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in France

2010BWCLATQDianaZavjalovaDanielVezis_small.jpgDiana Zavjalova and Daniel VÄ“zis will represent Latvia at the 2010 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon, France, after winning the Latvian BWC Qualifier finals at Toss bowling center in Riga on Sunday, August 22nd. In the women's championship match, Zavjalova, seeded third, beat out top seeded Marija TkaÄŤenko for the ticket to Toulon, 434-374. On the men's side, No.2 Vezis posted two big games to defeat No. 1 Arturs Levikins, 477-420,

Austria

08/15/10

Gablek, Kubalek win Austrian Bowling World Cup Qualifier

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Aug. 8, 2010)

2010ESBCChristineGbalek_small.jpg2008EBT14BenjaminKubalek_small.jpgChristine Gablek and Benjamin Kubalek have won the Austrian Bowling World Cup Qualifier at Plus Bowling in Vienna and will represent their country at the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Over 90 countries have signed up to participate in the prestigious annual event which will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 in Toulon, France. Bowlingdigital will cover the Bowling World Cup live from Bowling de Provence.

2010 BWC

08/13/10

Over 90 countries to participate in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Toulon, France

2009BWCMichaelSchmidt3_small.jpg2009BWCAnnMareePutney2_small.jpgOver 90 countries have signed up to participate in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which will be held from October 16th to 23rd in Toulon on the French Riviera. Among the bowlers so far nominated will be two former champions: Michael Schmidt (l.) of Canada, who won in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2005, and Ann Maree Putney (r.) from Australia who won in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from Toulon.

France

07/13/10

QubicaAMF changes venue for 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Moves from Zagreb, Croatia, to Toulon, France; date remains Oct. 15-24, 2010

2010BWCBowlingdeToulon5_small.jpgQubicaAMF has announced that the 46th Bowling World Cup will be held at Bowling de Provence in Toulon (pictured), on the French Riviera, from October 15-24, 2010. Michel Beltramone, Managing Director of the 44-lane center, stepped in to host the World Cup after a change in ownership in Croatia prevented the tournament going ahead there as planned. Toulon lies on the western end of the Cote d'Azur on the Mediterranean, known around the world as the French Riviera.

Malta

07/03/10

Malta Sue Abela, Mark Spiteri to compete in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb

2010MLTBWCQMarkSpiteriRickVogelesangSueAbela_small.jpgJune at the SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta, saw the MTBA qualifying event for this year’s QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia between the 15th - 24th of October. Malta will be represented by Mark Spiteri (l.) and Sue Abela (r.) after the duo came through to top their respective divisions with flying colors. The Maltese World Cup qualifier follows a simple format, all bowlers playing three 8-game sessions, and the highest pinfall total determining the male and female winners.

Brazil

05/26/10

Marcelo Suartz wins XIX Copa AMF Brazil

Represents Brazil in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia

2007BWCMarceloSuartz_small.jpgMarcelo Suartz won the XIX Copa AMF Brazil to earn the right to represent his country in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bowling 300 Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 15-24, 2010). In the title match of the five player stepladder final, Suartz, the No. 1 seed, flew past #5 Fernando de Azevedo, 246-188, to win his second berth into the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Suartz' 7th place finish including a 217.68 average over 40 games at the 43rd BWC in St. Petersburg, Russia, was the best performance of a Brazilian bowler in the BWC history.

Canada

03/27/10

Michael Schmidt, Felicia Wong to represent Canada at 2010 World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia

2009 World Cup champion Caroline Lagrange falls to Wong in women's title match

2010BWCCANNCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg2010BWCCANNCFeliciaWong_small.jpgMichael Schmidt (pictured left) of Tyndall, Manitoba, and Felicia Wong (left), Calgary, Alberta,will represent Canada at the 2010 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia, October 15-24, 2010. Schmidt earned his fifth berth out of the last six attempts by defeating  Robbie Scerbo, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 245-142. Wong denied Caroline Lagrange's bid to defend her World Cup title with a 232-203 win in the decisive game.

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