World Bowling Tour

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/16/13

Song Young-Seok, Amanda Ng win International Qualifying at IBC in Japan

Korean, Singaporean lead the top 36 men and the top 24 women into the main event Jan. 17-19 at Inazawa Grandbowl in Inazawa City, Japan; World Bowling Tour "major" offers total prize fund of 30 million Yen (approx. USD375,000)

2013IBCSongYoungSeok_small.jpg 2013IBCAmandaNg_small.jpg Song Young-Seok (l.) of Korea and Singapore's Amanda Ng (r.) won the international qualifying of the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC en route to lead the top 36 men and the top 24 women into the main event which starts Thursday afternoon at Inazawa Grandbowl in Japan. The IBC is the fourth event on the 2013 World Bowling Tour and offers total prize fund of 30 million Yen.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/16/13

Korea's Yang Tae-Seon, Singapore's Amanda Ng continue to lead International Qualifying

With six of eight qualifying squads completed, the cut for 36th place in the men's division is now 590 (196.67 average); cut for 24th place in the women's division is 682 (227.33)

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2013IBCAmandaNg_small.jpgSingapore's Amanda Ng (l.) and Yang Tae-Seon (r.) of Korea and continued to lead the men's and women's international qualifying at the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC. With six out of eight qualifying squads completed, Yang held on to the lead in the men's division with 792 three-game total (264 avg.). Ng remained unchallenged atop the women's division with 817 (272.33), the highest series of all 74 qualifiers.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/16/13

Korea's Yang Tae-Seon, Singapore's Amanda Ng take over lead in International Qualifying

KPBA professional uses third 300 game of the tournament for 792 series; Ng rolls 817 in Squad 4 to become the first player who cracked the 800-bar

2013IBCYangTaeSeon_small.jpg2013IBCAmandaNg_small.jpgKorea's Yang Tae-Seon (l.) and Amanda Ng (r.) of Singapore took over the lead as the international qualifying of the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC has reached the halfway point. Yang, 51, a member of the Korea Professional Bowlers Association, used a 300 game to help grab the lead in the men's division with 792 (264 average). Ng leads the women's division with 817 total and an average of 272.33.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/15/13

Shalin Zulkifli, Alex Liew start international qualifying in Japan with 300 games

Malaysians sets the pace in the women's and men's division after two of eight squads with 790 and 775 three-game series

2013IBCShalinZulkifli_small.jpg2013IBCAlexLiew_small.jpgShalin Zulkifli (l.) of Malaysia started the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC with a bang rolling the first 300 game of the tournament in the first game of the first squad to finish the first day of the women's qualifying atop the leaderboard with 790 (263.33). On the men's side Alex Liew (r.), Malaysia, fired the second perfecto of the day to overtake the lead in the men's qualifying with 775 total (258.33).

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/15/13

DHC Tournament kicks off Tuesday with first two of eight qualifying squads

Live Coverage: Qualifying for international bowlers runs Jan. 15 & 16 at 116-lane Inazawa Grandbowl; 36 men and 24 women will advance to the main event Jan. 17-19; The men's and women's champion will walk away with JPY6,000,000

2013IBCInazawaGrandbowl_small.jpgThe International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC gets underway Tuesday afternoon at Inazawa Grandbowl in Inazawa City, Japan with the first two of eight qualifying squads for international bowlers. The 116-laner is the world's biggest bowling center on one floor. The tournament runs from Jan. 15 to 19 and offers total prize fund of 30 million Yen making the tournament one of the richest bowling events in the world.

2013 EBT #1 / 2013 WBT #3

01/14/13

17-year-old Jesper Svensson triumphs at prestigious Brunswick Ballmaster Open

European Youth Champion from Sweden defeats three-time Ballmaster champion Pasi Uotila to become the youngest Ballmaster winner the youngest player ever to win an EBT title

2013EBT01JesperSvensson2_small.jpgJesper Svensson (pictured), a 17-year-old Swedish youth national team member, defeated long-time Finnish international Pasi Uotila, 206-163, to win the 43rd edition of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open and the 12.000 Euro top prize. Svensson, who won the gold medal in Masters at the 2012 European Youth Championships, became the youngest player ever to win an EBT title and is also the youngest Ballmaster champion in the 43-year history of the prestigious event.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/07/13

Kawazoe, Matsunaga lead strong field of local bowlers at International Bowling Championships

World Bowling Tour major offers total prize fund of 30.000.000 Yen PLUS 10.000.000 JPY for EVERY 300 game bowled in the TV final eliminator rounds; Main Event Schedule changes as of Jan. 11; Japanese government raises income tax rate for foreigners from 20% to 20.42%; Bowlingdigital covers the event live at 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan

2013JPBAShotaKawazoe_small.jpg2012JPBAHiromiMatsunaga.jpg JPBA super stars Shota Kawazoe (l.) and Hiromi Matsunaga (r.) lead a strong field of local contenders in the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC, which will be held from Jan. 15-19 at 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan. 138 men and 120 women will bowl for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen or approximately USD375,000. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/03/13

Tommy Jones, Cherie Tan spearhead star-studded field at International Bowling Championships

Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan (Jan. 15-19, 2013)

201213PBATommyJones_small.jpg 2012AsCCherieTan_small.jpgDefending men's and women's champion Tommy Jones (l.), United States, and Singapore's Cherie Tan (r.) will spearhead a star-studded field competing in the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC from Jan. 15-19 at Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan. 138 men and 120 women will bowl for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen or approximately USD375,000. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live.

Coming up soon

12/27/12

Live Coverage of the International Bowling Championships 2013 in Japan

IBC is the lone World Bowling Tour "Major" tournament outside the U.S.; offers total prize fund of 30.000.000 Yen with 6.000.000 each going to the men's and women's champion

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The International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC is the fourth event on the 2013 World Bowling Tour and will be held from Jan. 15-19 at 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan. 137 men and 119 women will bowl in separate divisions for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen. The men's and women's champion each will receive the JPY6,000,000 top prize. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Inazawa Grand Bowl.

2012 EBT #19 / 2013 WBT #2

12/16/12

Mika Koivuniemi captures second consecutive PBA International title at Qatar Open

Defeats fellow countryman Tony Ranta in all-Finnish affair to win his 11th career PBA title and the 30.000 Euro top prize; Dominic Barrett (ENG) and Birgit Pöppler (GER) win men's and women's EBT Point Ranking

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Fresh off his victory in the Round1 Japan Cup, Mika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland defeated fellow countryman Tony Ranta in the title match of the 12th Qatar Bowling Open, 544-471, en route to win his second consecutive PBA International title and the 11th PBA title of his career Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The two-time PBA Player led Final Round 1 & 2 to capture the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Koivuniemi pocketed 30.000 for the victory while Ranta received 14.400 Euro for second place.


2012-13 PBA Tour #5 / 2013 WBT #1

11/12/12

Parker Bohn III wins four matches to triumph in PBA World Championship

Hall of Famer fires big games to end a four-year winless streak; wins his 33rd career title and second PBA major

201213PBA05ParkerBohn2_small.jpgPBA and USBC Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured) of Jackson, N.J. ended a four-year winless streak with victory in the PBA World Championship. The 49-year-old lefthander defeated No. 1 seed, Jason Belmonte (right) of Australia, in the title match, 254-227, to win his 33rd career PBA title and the $50,000 top prize. It was the second career "major" for Bohn, who ranks sixth on the all-time PBA titles list trailing to Walter Ray Williams Jr. (47), Earl Anthony (43), Norm Duke (37), Pete Weber (36) and Mark Roth (34).

2012 World Bowling Tour

11/12/12

Missy Parkin, Chris Barnes triumph in World Bowling Tour Finals

Parkin wins women's title from top seed; Barnes climbs from third to first in men's final

2012EBT16MissyParkin2_small.jpg2012EBT16ChrisBarnes2_small.jpgMissy Parkin (l.) of Lake Forest, Calif. and Chris Barnes (r.) of Double Oak, Texas, took different routes to win the women's and men's title at the Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Women's Finals presented by the PBA Saturday at South Point Exhibition Hall, Las Vegas, Nev. The 2012 World Bowling Tour was made up of 12 tournaments around the world and players earned points based on how they finished in each event.

WBT News

11/06/12

World Bowling Tour sees continued growth

2010MWCWTBAPresidentKevinDornberger_small.jpgThe WTBA World Bowling Tour will see continued growth in 2013 and include double points for major events. The 2013 schedule, which actually includes two events from late 2012, will consist of 15 events, two of which are exclusively for women. "The World Bowling Tour has been a tremendous success in its first two seasons," WTBA President and CEO Kevin Dornberger (pictured) said. "We look forward to continuing the great partnerships we have developed over the past two years while also welcoming new events in 2013."

World Bowling Tour News

11/06/12

WTBA releases Preliminary Schedule for 2013 World Bowling Tour

Schedule currently consists of 15 tournaments including six "majors"

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) has released today the preliminary schedule for the 2013 World Bowling Tour. The WBT currently consists of 15 tournaments including six "majors" in ten countries. The International Bowling Championship in Japan is the only "Major" outside the U.S. The 2013 World Bowling Tour has already started two days ago with the qualifying of the PBA World Championship and ends in November 2013 with the World Bowling Tour Finals.

2012 WBT

11/02/12

World Bowling Tour Finals set for Nov. 10 in Las Vegas

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The 2012 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour regular season came to a close over the weekend and the players who will battle for a $70,000 prize pool in a special season-ending event has been determined. The top three men and top three women in the tour points standings advanced to the WTBA Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Finals, which will take place in Las Vegas, United States, on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific.

2012 World Bowling Tour #12

10/28/12

Jason Belmonte beats Sean Rash to win his fifth PBA title in Australian Masters

Diandra Asbaty defeats Missy Parkin in all-U.S. affair to claim women's title

2012AUSMastersJasonBelmonteDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia defeated PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash, United States, 2-1, to win the World Bowling Tour's AMF Australian Masters Saturday at AMF Bowling Rooty Hill RSL in Sydney, Australia. Belmonte pocketed $25000 Australian Dollar (approx. USD 25,860) for the victory and was awarded a PBA international title, his fifth career PBA title. In an all U.S.-affair Diandra Asbaty (r.) swept Missy Parkin, 2-0, to win the women's title.

2012 World Bowling Tour

10/28/12

2012 WBT Rankings - Men's Division after Australia (Final Standings)

Players with country, ranking points earned in 2012 and 2011, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2012 World Bowling Tour featured 12 events in 8 countries - five in the United States and one each in Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Kuwait and Thailand. The top 50 men and the top 50 women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle (2011-12). The top 3 men and top 3 women in the WBT rankings qualified for the World Bowling Tour finals on Nov. 10, 2012 in Las Vegas.

2012 World Bowling Tour

10/28/12

2012 WBT Rankings - Women's Division after Australia (Final Standings)

Players with country, ranking points earned in 2012 and 2011, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2012 World Bowling Tour featured 12 events in 8 countries - five in the United States and one each in Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Kuwait and Thailand. The top 50 men and the top 50 women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle (2011-12). The top 3 men and top 3 women in the WBT rankings qualified for the World Bowling Tour finals on Nov. 10, 2012 in Las Vegas.

2012 World Bowling Tour

10/09/12

World Bowling Tour Finals all but set with one event left

Three PBA champions, three U.S. women to bowl for total prize fund of $70,000

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe top three men and top three women who will advance to the WTBA World Bowling Tour Finals are all but set with just one event remaining on the 2012 schedule. With the recent conclusions of the PTT World Bowling Tour Thailand Tournament and the Columbia 300 Vienna Open, the World Bowling Tour rankings picture has become clearer heading into the season-ending finals, which will take place Nov. 10 in Las Vegas, United States.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/08/12

Chris Barnes wins his 14th career PBA title in the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Beats Sean Rash in the title match to capture his second EBT title in Vienna

2012EBT16ChrisBarnes3_small.jpgIn front of the biggest crowd ever at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, Chris Barnes (pictured), United States, captured his second title in the Columbia 300 Vienna Open and the 7.000 Euro top prize. Barnes was also awarded his 14th career PBA title and his first on the World Bowling Tour. In the title match of an all-PBA champions finale, Barnes, defeated reigning PBA player of the Year Sean Rash, United States, 257-214. Tommy Jones, United States, and England's Stuart Williams finished third and fourth.

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