World Bowling Tour

2013 World Bowling Tour #14

10/21/13

Rash defeats Koivuniemi twice to win his seventh PBA title in World Bowling Tour Thailand

Singapore's Dahne Tan finishes fourth to win the women's ranking in Bangkok; the men's field for the World Bowling Tour Finals will include Rash, Koivuniemi and Mike Fagan

2013WBTThailandSeanRashMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgIn an all-PBA finale, reigning PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash (l.), United States, defeated two-time PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi (r.), Finland, 235-225 and 245-228, to win the World Bowling Tour Thailand event Monday at Blu-O Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. Rash received the one million Baht top prize (approx. $32,140) and earned his seventh career PBA title and the second international title of the 2012-2013 PBA/WBT season.

2013 World Bowling Tour Ranking

10/08/13

Tight race on men's side, women's field determined for World Bowling Tour finals

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2013EBT15KellyKulick_small.jpgHeading into the final event of the WTBA World Bowling Tour season, the women's race is determined but plenty of drama remains on the men's side. Sean Rash (l.) of the United States leads a tight grouping near the top of the men's points list, while Kelly Kulick (r.) has a stranglehold on the women's standings heading into the final event. The top three men and top three women will advance to the World Bowling Tour Finals in Las Vegas in Nov. 3.

2013 World Bowling Tour

09/13/13

Sean Rash, Kelly Kulick continue to lead World Bowling Tour Point Rankings

2013WCKellyKulick_small.jpg2013EBT04SeanRash_small.jpgWith only two events left on the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour schedule, Sean Rash (l.) and Kelly Kulick (r.) of the United States continue to lead the men's and women's point ranking. The final two events of the WBT season will determine the top three men and top three women, who will compete in the World Bowling Tour Finals. The next event is the Columbia 300 Vienna Open, which will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Vienna, Austria.

2013 World Bowling Tour

07/29/13

Sean Rash, Kelly Kulick lead World Bowling Tour Point Ranking after U.S. Open

2013EBT04SeanRash_small.jpg201213PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgAmericans Sean Rash (l.) and Kelly Kulick (r.) lead the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour points list after the recently concluded United States Open in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Open was a major on the World Bowling Tour and awarded double points, allowing Kulick to pick up 80 points for a second-place finish. Kulick leads the women's division with 564 points. On the men's side, Rash leads the way with 562 points.

2012-13 PBA Tour #17 / 2013 WBT #9 & #10

07/28/13

Liz Johnson, Wes Malott defeat top seeds to win titles at 2013 Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open

Johnson beats Malott in first-ever "Battle of the Sexes" special final match

201213PBA17LizJohnsonWesMalott_small.jpg Liz Johnson and Wes Malott (l-r) each claimed titles at the 2013 Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open on Saturday at Columbus Western Bowl. The win marked the third U.S. Women's Open title for Johnson and first major victory for Malott. Johnson and Malott each earned $50,000 for winning their respective events and set up a special Battle of the Sexes match to crown the ultimate U.S. Open champion. Johnson earned an additional $10,000 by defeating Malott, 194-188.

Bowling's U.S. Open

07/17/13

Pete Weber, Kelly Kulick gear up for U.S. Open title defense

2013LITUSOpenLogo_small.jpg Pete Weber and Kelly Kulick have made their performances at the U.S. Open the cornerstone of their careers. The defending champions will have a chance to add to their legacy next week. The men and women will compete side by side at this year's Bowling's U.S. Open at three bowling centers in the Columbus, Ohio, area starting Monday. The event will culminate with the live two-hour ESPN finals on July 27. Both tournaments are World Bowling Tour "majors".

2013 World Bowling Tour #8

07/14/13

Big payday for Kim Jun Yung and Kang Soo Jin at It's Daejeon International

Korea sweeps men's and women's title in World Bowling Tour "major" event in Daejeon, Korea

2013DaejeonKimJunYungKangSooJin_small.jpgKorean men's national team member Kim Jun Yung (l.) and Kang Soo Jin (r.) of Pyeong Tak swept the men's and women's titles in the It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament Saturday at Daejeon World Cup Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea. The tournament, the eighth event on the 2013 World Bowling Tour schedule and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments, offered more than 215 million South Korean Won or approximately 190 U.S. Dollar.

2013 World Bowling Tour

03/29/13

Mika Koivuniemi regains lead in World Bowling Tour men's points ranking

Missy Parkin continues to lead women's point list after seven events in 2013

2013EBT04MikaKoivuniemi3_small.jpg2013IBCMissyParkin2_small.jpgFinland's Mika Koivuniemi (l.) and the United States' Missy Parkin (r.) lead the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour points list after seven events on the 2013 schedule. In the two most recent events, Koivuniemi picked up 40 points for a second-place finish at the Kuwait Open and earned eight points at the 10th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany. He leads the men's field with 476 total points.

2013 EBT #4 / 2013 WBT #7

03/24/13

Ronnie Russell claims his first career PBA title in 10th Brunswick Euro Challenge

PBA Touring pro earns berth in next week's PBA Tournament of Champions

2013EBT04WinnerRonnieRussellBrentPerrier_small.jpgPBA Touring pro Ronnie Russell, United States, defeated James Gruffman of Sweden, in the championship match of the 10th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 224-210, to claim the title and the 15.000 Euro top prize. Russell, who secured the No. 1 seed for the three-player stepladder finals with a 279 last game in the match play round, earned his first European Bowling Tour title, his first World Bowling Tour title and, due to an agreement between the PBA and the WTBA, his first career PBA international title.

2013 World Bowling Tour #6

03/17/13

Sean Rash defeats Mika Koivuniemi to win 10th Kuwait International Open 2013

Reigning PBA Player of the Year captures his sixth career PBA title

2013KOSeanRash3_small.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year, Sean Rash (l.) of Montgomery, Ill., USA, defeated Mika Koivuniemi (r.), Finland, 234-201, in the title match of the World Bowling Tour's 10th Kuwait International Open 2013 to win the PBA International title and the $25,000 top prize. Rash, who won his sixth career PBA title, Rash struck eight times and took advantage of a big split by Koivuniemi in the 10th frame to seal the victory. Koivuniemi was consoled with $12,000.

2013 World Bowling Tour Rankings

02/28/13

Mike Fagan, Missy Parkin on top of World Bowling Tour Points List after USBC Masters

WTBA announces addition of It's Daejeon International Open to WBT schedule

201213PBAMikeFagan_small.jpg2013IBCMissyParkin_small.jpgTeam USA members Mike Fagan (l.) and Missy Parkin (r.) lead the WTBA World Bowling Tour points list after the recently concluded USBC Masters. The World Bowling Tour is made up of various events around the world and players earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2011 and all events from 2012.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

02/21/13

New HD Videos available: Review the highlights of the International Bowling Championships

2013IBCTVSetup03_small.jpgThe Japan Bowling Congress has released four new High Definition videos featuring the highlights of the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC. The preliminaries of the World Bowling Tour event were held at the world's biggest bowling center, 116-lane Inazawa Grandbowl in Inazawa City, Japan, while the Trios Shootout and the Men's and Women's TV Finals were staged on temporary lanes in an arena-style setting at Inazawa Futsal (Indoor Football) Stadium.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/20/13

Tommy Jones wins back-to-back titles in International Bowling Championships

Claims his 14th career PBA title, the third in Japan, and takes home six million Yen

2013IBCMensChampionTommyJones_small.jpgIn a title match between two PBA Player of the Year, Tommy Jones (l.) defeated Sean Rash, 209-204, to defend his title in the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC en route to win the six million Yen top prize. It was the 14th career PBA title, the fourth in Japan, and another big payday for Jones, who earned the PBA Player of the Year Award for 2005-06 after leading the Tour with $301,700, the third-highest single season earnings of all-time.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/20/13

Shayna Ng wins women's title and 6,000,000 Yen at International Bowling Championships

2013IBCWomensChampionShaynaNg_small.jpgShayna Ng of Singapore defeated Kelly Kulick of the United States, 248-201, in the final showdown of the arena-style Eliminator finals at Inazawa Futsal Stadium in Inazawa City, Japan, to win the women's title and six million Yen of the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC. It was the second consecutive victory in the IBC for a Singaporean women after Ng's team mate on the national team, Cherie Tan, has won the 2012 event.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/19/13

Japanese women, international men win Trios Shoot-out at International Bowling Championships

2013IBCTVSetup03_small.jpgThe best three local bowlers and the best three international bowlers outside the top five in the International Bowling Championships 2013 qualified for a Trios shoot-out in Baker format Saturday morning at Inazawa Futsal Stadium. The Japanese women beat the international team for the second year in the row, 204-170. The international men took revenge defeating the Japanese, 245-193. The winners split 200,000 Yen, while the second-place team received 100,000 Yen.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/18/13

Tommy Jones, Shayna Ng win the preliminaries at International Bowling Championships

American, Singaporean lead top 5 men and top 5 women into the TV Eliminator Finals Saturday at noon and 3 p.m. JST at Inazawa Futsal Stadium

2013IBCTommyJonesShaynaNg_small.jpgDefending men's champion Tommy Jones (USA) and Shayna Ng (SIN) led the Round of 24 semifinals of the International Bowling Championships 2013 to lead the top five players into Saturday's TV Eliminator Finals. Joining Jones in the men's finals are Rafiq Ismail (MAS), Chris Barnes (USA), Hiroki Suzuki (JPN) and Sean Rash (USA). Ng meets Liz Johnson (USA), Zandra Aziela (MAS), Kelly Kulick (USA) and Miki Nishimura (JPN), who was seeded fifth as no local women finished in the top 5.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/18/13

Shigeo Saito, Shayna Ng lead top 24 men and women into the Semifinals in Japan

Guam's Jay Leon Guerrero defeats Fumihiro Yoshida, Japan, in roloff for 24th place in the men's division; Friday's semifinals will trim the field to the top 5 men and women, who advance to the TV Eliminator Finals Saturday at Inazawa Futsal Stadium

2013IBCShigeoSaito_small.jpg2013IBCShaynaNg2_small.jpgShigeo Saito (l.) of Japan and Shayna Ng (r.) of Singapore finished Round One of the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC atop the men's and women's leaderboard en route to lead the top 24 women and the top 24 men into the semifinals Friday afternoon at Inazawa Grandbowl in Inazawa City, Japan. Guam's Jay Leon Guerrero defeated Fumihiro Yoshida of Japan in roll-off for 24th place in the men's division, 225-209.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/18/13

Ciminelli, Ng continue to lead International Bowling Championships after second block

Malaysia's Zandra Aziela (722) and Japan's Shigeo Saito (755) led the second block; Minoru Sendan misses the sixth 300 game by one pin; with the three games to go, the men's and women's cut for 24th place is 1335 (222.50) and 1327 (221.17), respectively

2013IBCRyanCiminelli2_small.jpg2013IBCShaynaNg2_small.jpgRyan Ciminelli (l.), United States, and Shayna Ng (r.), Singapore, continued to lead Round One at the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC. Ng added a 716 series to her 792 first-block set to hold on to the lead in the women's division with 1508 total and an average of 251.33 for six games. Ciminelli has 1479 (246.50) and maintained a 13-pin buffer over defending champion Tommy Jones.

2013 World Bowling Tour News

01/18/13

Mika Koivuniemi, Kelly Kulick lead World Bowling Tour point ranking

2013IBCMikeKoivunieni_small.jpg2013IBCKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter three events on the 2013 WTBA World Bowling Tour, Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) lead the rolling two-year point ranking list. The WBT is made up of various events around the world and players earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2011 and all events from 2012 and 2013.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/17/13

Ryan Ciminelli, Shayna Ng set the pace after the first block of Round One in Japan

USA's Liz Johnson and Ciminelli roll the fourth and fifth 300 game of the International Bowling Championships worth 50.000 Yen or 625 Dollar

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Shayna Ng (l.t) of Singapore and USA's Ryan Ciminelli (r.) took the early lead in the International Bowling Championships 2013 after the first block of Round One Thursday at 116-lane Inazawa Grandbowl in Inazawa City, Japan. Ng rolled games of 267, 246 and 279 to lead the 95 women with 792 (264 average), while Ciminelli had 226, 300 and 269 to take the pole in the 136-player men's division with 795 (265 average).

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