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2010 BWC


Korea's Gye Min-Young leads top 24 women into Intermediate Round

India's Prathima Hegde hits the cutoff number for 24th place

2010BWCGyeMinYoung_small.jpg2010BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpgGye Min-Young (l.), Korea, averaged 222.25 over 16 games and knocked down 3556 pins en route to finish the women's qualifying at the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup atop the leaderboard. Gye holds a 114-pin lead over Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic (r.), who was second with 3442. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, fell to third place with 3415. Prathima Hegde, India beat put Felicia Wong, Canada for 24th and last place to advance by two pins.

2010 BWC


Aumi Guerra sets the pace as Women Squad A has completed the 16-game preliminaries

Leads 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Women's Division with 215 average

2010BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpg2010BWCFionaBanks_small.jpgAumi Guerra (l.), Dominican Republic, set the pace in the women's division at the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as Squad A has completed the 16-game preliminaries on Thursday morning. Guerra overtook the lead in Squad A with 3442 and an average of 215.13 for 16 games. Fiona Banks (r.), England, was second with 3409. However, Squad B leader Gye Min-Young, Korea needs 969 for her five-game block or average of 193.8 to overtake Guerra.

2010 BWC


Business as usual at the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Competition continues as QubicaAMF CEO John Walker declares "the place is safe"

2010BWCLogo2_small.jpg On Tuesday evening at 7.15pm CET, John Walker, CEO of QubicaAMF Worldwide made an announcement at the players' hotel "Lou Pigno" in regard to the construction problems at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France, host center of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Walker said that the biggest concern of his company would be the safety of the players but he could confirm that the place would be safe and would note a lot of changes. Therefore, the World Cup will continue on Wednesday after one men's squad and both women's squads had been cancelled today.



2013 World Bowling Championships strikes worldwide interest

Abu Dhabi, Munich and Las Vegas still in the race; WTBA decides host city on Dec. 2

WTBALogo_small.jpgSince the start of the bidding process in April, the WTBA has narrowed the race for the 2013 World Bowling Championships down to three cities: Abu Dhabi (UAE), Munich (Germany) and Henderson/Las Vegas (USA). The candidates will undergo inspection visits from the World Tenpin Bowling Association in November and the decision about the host city will be made at the WTBA Presidium Meeting in Lausanne on December 2, 2010.



Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress appeals once again to CAS

WTBALogo_small.jpgOn Sept. 20th, the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed all WTBA member federations that the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against WTBA Presidium decision, to withdraw WWC 2011 from Malaysia. CAS is an international arbitration body set up to settle disputes related to sport. As reported on May 11th, the WTBA Presidium has withdrawn the award of the Women's World Championships 2011 to Malaysia.



Hong Kong to host 2011 Women's World Championships

WTBALogo.jpgOn Thursday Aug. 11 the WTBA Presidium has decided to appoint Hong Kong as host of World Women Championship 2011. According to Vivien Lau, President of the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, The event will be staged at the Hong Kong Bowling City bowling center. Also the FIQ and WTBA Congresses will be held in Hong Kong in conjunction with the 2011 WWC. The preliminary time period for the championship is September 2-12, 2011 and the Congresses the days before that time period.



Worldwide interest in World Bowling Championships demonstrates universality

15 potential hosts have expressed interest in organizing the 2013 event

WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has announced that the bidding process for the WTBA World Championships in 2013 has so far attracted interest from more than 15 potential hosts from across the five continents. With almost two months to go before the October first bid submission deadline, the number and geographical diversity of potential hosts that have expressed interest in organizing the event has been impressive and reflects the universality of the sport.

FIQ News


WTBA and WNBA Presidents make Proposal for FIQ Reorganization

Extraordinary Conference of FIQ on Aug. 10th, 2010 in Munich

FIQ Logo.jpg2009USBCKevinDornberger_small.jpgThe president of World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA, Kevin Dornberger (pictured right), United States, and the President of World Ninepin Bowling Association (WNBA), Ludwig Kocsis, Austria, have made discussions in several conversations and meetings about the future of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) and/or Tenpin and Ninepin. The result of these conversations is a proposal which was sent to all WTBA and WNBA member federations.

Breaking News


WTBA Presidium has withdrawn the award of WWC 2011 to Malaysia

URGENT! - Invitation to host WWC and the Congresses 2011

WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association Presidium has announced that it has withdrawn the award of the Women's World Championships 2011 to Malaysia as it has not been possible to agree on a written contract about the championship and the Congresses. Because the WTBA Presidium had to withdraw the WWC 2011 from Malaysia it now invites all WTBA member federations to apply to host the world championship and the WTBA/FIQ Congresses in conjunction with the championship.



The World Bowling Championship 2013 bidding process is now open

2013WBCBiddingDocument_small.jpgWTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) today officially launched the bidding process for its marquee event, the World Bowling Championship 2013. The bidding process is open to all cities, regions, WTBA member federations, private event organizers and corporate partners. Interested parties have until October 1, 2010, midnight, to submit their bid documents for the World Bowling Championship 2013.



The Year 2009 in Review

Watch Bowlingdigital's slideshow with the highlights of the year

BowlingdigitalBanner.gifThe Tenpin Bowling Year 2009 was filled with action, record-breaking performances, great comebacks as well as stunningly surprising or long-overdue breakthroughs. The PBA pros went globe-trotting and Asians, Americans and Europeans tested their skills in the inaugural PBA World Series of Bowling. Spearheaded by Philippine legend Paeng Nepomuceno, the international USBC silver coaches have certified numerous bronze coaches all over the world. To watch Bowlingdigital's slideshow with the highlights of the year 2009 click here



New partnership enhances host city opportunities for WTBA World Championships

WTBALogo.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has signed a 15-month agreement with TSE Consulting, an international sports consultancy firm, in an effort to increase the attractiveness of the WTBA World Championships for potential host cities. Working in cooperation with TSE Consulting, the WTBA wants to ensure that the World Championships continue to play a key role in its long-term strategy of becoming an Olympic sport as well as develop a strong connection between the sport and the host city.



WTBA Congress votes to return joint World Championships

Updated with more information about the decisions made by the Congress

WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) will join its men's and women's world championships every four years beginning in 2013, the WTBA Congress decided recently. The Congress was held after the Women's World Championships at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The joint championships will have a limited field with approximately one in three countries from each of the three zones - American, Asian and European - taking part. In other news, China's Cui Zhiqiang beat out Ponkuchamy Satkuna Nathan, Malaysia, in the elction for second vice president of the organization.

2009 WWC


A walk through USBC Open Championships Lanes at Cashman Center

850 Las Vegas Blvd North in Las Vegas, NV 89101

01CashmanWelcome_small.jpgThe USBC Open Championships Lanes at Cashman Center is a specially constructed bowling arena that includes 60 lanes, stadium spectator seating, multiple pro shops, large state-of-the art scoring screens built above the lanes and much more. The construction of the venue began in December 2008 and it took nearly 45 days to complete. Cashman Center hosted the USBC Masters and the USBC Open Championships.  Before the temporary lanes will be removed, the 2009 Women's World Championships will be staged from July 24 through Aug. 3, 2009.

World News


World leaders meet at International Bowling Campus

20090309WTBAPresidium_small.jpgBowling leaders from around the world got a first-hand look at the new International Bowling Campus as the World Tenpin Bowling Association Presidium convened March 6 and 7. Representatives from nine countries were on hand for the meetings, which were hosted by WTBA President and United States Bowling Congress Chief Operating Officer Kevin Dornberger. Among the Presidium members in attendance were Jose Guandique of El Salvador, Veronica Rajii of Chile, Vivien Fung of Hong Kong, Danny Santos of The Philippines, Kim Thorsgaard Jensen of Denmark, Addie Ophelders of The Netherlands, Bernard Pujol of France and WTBA Secretary General Christer Jonsson of Sweden.



Dual Oil Patterns are here! What's next?

By Ted Thompson

ColumnistTedThompson_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has recently announced it will have two tournaments in the 2009 schedule where players will compete on dual oil patterns. Following the lead of Ronald Dol and Luc Jensen, organizers of the EBT Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament which will use dual oil patterns for the third year in a row, the Brunswick Aalborg International will also be contested on dual oil patterns for the second straight year. Although dual oil patterns have been a mainstay of international championship competition for the last several years, most other high level singles events still use a single oil pattern, but times are changing.

World News


Nepomuceno receives WBW Mort Luby Jr. Distinguished Service Award

USBCSilverLevelCoachPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno of the Philippines is the recipient of the 2009 World Bowling Writers Mort Luby Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Although Paeng's bowling career isn't over yet and he is still a force to be reckoned with in international tournaments worldwide, the USBC silver level coach is now dedicating most of his time to returning great services to the sport, including coaching conferences, exhibitions and as an ambassador for the United States Bowling Congress. Paeng is a 3-time WBW World Bowler of the Year (1998, '85 and '92) and was the first player elected to the WBW Hall of Fame in 1993.



Putney elected to World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame

2009WBWHoFAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Australian tenpin sports star Ann-Maree Putney from Newcastle has been honored by the announcement that she is to be inducted into the international WBW Hall of Fame. Putney's career haul of eight gold, ten silver and nine bronze medals at world level is seen as a truly remarkable result and is of iconic proportions. Putney signed off with, "I thought winning at world level for Australia was the pinnacle of success, but this is just a whole new experience. I am humbled," she added.

World News


Hoffman joins World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame

2007PAGTTBillHoffman_small.jpg Former Team USA member Bill Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio, has become just the second American male elected to the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame. Hoffman joins Les Zikes of Chicago, who was inducted in 1999, among an elite group of international players selected for the honor. A nine-time Team USA member from 1999-2008, Hoffman has won dozens of medals in international competition. Hoffman now serves as the International Development team leader for the United States Bowling Congress, helping to grow the sport of bowling around the world.

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