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Craig Woodhouse awarded International Coach's Award by World Bowling Writers

By Hazel McLeary, CTF Public Relations Coordinator

2006CotYCraigWoodhouse_small.jpg Craig Woodhouse of St. Catharines, Ontario, has received the 'Tom Kouros Outstanding International Coach Award' presented by the World Bowling Writers. Woodhouse, who is presently coaching in the Dominican Republic, is credited with introducing the concept of two oiling patterns - short and long - which has had a major impact on international competitions. He was inducted into the Canadian Tenpin Federation's Hall of Fame in 2005.

WBW News


Lynda Barnes elected to World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame

By Lucas Wiseman

2006BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Lynda_Barnes_5608.jpg Lynda Barnes was selected to join the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame. Also announced Sunday was the selection of Diandra Asbaty, both from the United States, as the 2006 World Bowling Writers Female Bowler of the Year.  On the men's side, Mexico's Tito Reynolds was selected to join the WBW Hall of Fame while Finland's Osku Palermaa was chosen as the Male Bowler of the Year.



IOC President meets President of Japan Bowling Congress

2006AkagiRogge_small.jpg On October 18 and 19, Dr. Jacques Rogge (center), President of the International Olympic Committee, visited Japan to meet key persons from the Japanese sports as well as IOC sponsors. After having an audience with the Emperor and Empress and paying a courtesy call to Prime Minister Abe, he attended a welcome reception by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), where he met with Kyohei Akagi (left), President of Japan Bowling Congress.

World News


2009 Women's World Championships to be held in Australia

We have heard that the 2009 Women's World Championships will be held in Australia. According to our information the Presidium of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) has decided on a meeting held in conjunction with the QubicaAMF World Cup in Caracas to give the championships to Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA). The event will be staged at Oz Tenpin Bowling Center, a 24-laner in Melbourne, at the end of August.



The 2007 FIQ/WTBA Congresses should be mandatory not voluntarily - in any case!

WTBALogo.jpg FIQ Logo.jpg The 2007 FIQ/WTBA Congresses, to be held in conjunction with the 2nd Women's World Championships, August 30 through September 9 in Mexico will be the most important event for every bowling federation leader in the world since many years.

World Wide Web


How Fred Borden can become your Bowling Coach

Borden-Edwards_3561.jpg What do bowling coach legend Fred Borden (left), Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards (right), gold-level coach Ron Hatfield and PBA super star Chris Barnes have in common? They can become YOUR bowling coach. What if you could choose one, two or even all of them?

No kidding. It has become reality.

WYC News


Orlando selected to host 2008 World Youth Championships

Elite bowlers from approximately 50 countries to compete at Boardwalk Entertainment Center

2008WYCLogo_small.jpg Boardwalk Entertainment Center, an 80-lane facility in Orlando, Fla., has been selected to host the 2008 WTBA World Youth Championships, marking the first time this international tournament for elite youth bowlers will be held in the United States. "We look forward to working with Boardwalk Entertainment Center, the city of Orlando and the WTBA to make this a memorable event for everyone involved," said USBC Director of Team USA Kevin Dornberger.



Regulation Bowling Ball: C.A.T.S data available from the first World Challenge

Cats_3666.jpg Bowlingdigital has received some of the C.A.T.S. data from the first World Tenpin Bowling Association World Challenge at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, April 22, 2006. The invitational tournament was the very first event in the history of the WTBA, in which players could only use the "WTBA Test Ball", an early version of the WTBA Technical Committees vision of a new "Regulation Bowling Ball".

1st World Outgames


Strike out at Montreal 2006 Bowling Tournament

Salon Laurentien-Jean-Talon in Montreal, Canada (July 30 to August 4, 2006)

2006WOGLogoblack_small.jpg The 1st World Outgames will be bringing together lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), athletes from around the world in Montreal, Canada, from July 26 to August 5, 2006. With one of the most renowned recreational sports, Bowling will be part of the 35 disciplines offered at the Games.



John Davis presents an R&D project by the WTBA Technical Committee - the concept of a "Regulation Bowling Ball"

Includes a link to a webcast of the presentation

JohnDavisCEOKegel_small.jpg John Davis, President of Kegel and chairman of the WTBA Technical Committee, has invited some 70 American bowling writers on Wednesday evening to the Kegel headquarter in Lake Wales, Florida. The chairman of the WTBA Technical Committee presented an R&D project by the WTBA Technical Committee - the concept of a "Regulation Bowling Ball". The whole presentation is available in Windows Media Player for 56Kbps and DSL/Cable Modem.

Live Coverage


Bob Learn Jr. cruises to victory in WTBA World Challenge

Kegel Training Center in Lakes Wales, Fla.

2006WTBATCBobLearnchampion_small.jpg Five-time PBA champion Bob Learn Jr. rolled eight 200-plus games to cruise to victory in first WTBA World Challenge at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. On Sunday, April 22. All players had to use one bowling ball ony, the "WBA Test Ball". The first winner of a WTBA World Challenge tournament received the 2.000 Dollar top prize from John Davis (pictured left), chairman of the WTBA Technical Committee, which will be working on the concept of a "Regulation Bowling Ball" over the next year.



Just Don't Do It

Republished courtesy of Go Tenpin Magazine (April 2006 issue)

Iain McCorkindale.jpg Steve_Letchford_3573.jpg Two of our leading young bowlers have been banned for two years, having failed one of the regular drug tests conducted on Team England athletes, reports Eric Hayton, editor of the British Go Tenpin magazine. Iain McCorkindale (left) and Steve Letchford (right) were tested at the PTBC in December hosted by the Airport Bowl.

WBW News


John Jowdy to receive the WBW 2006 Outstanding International Coach Award

Republished courtesy of WBW Worldletter-Plus (March 2006 issue)

John_Jowdy_5156.jpg John Jowdy of California, USA, follows in the footsteps of Tom Kouros, Sid Allen, Fred Borden and Magnus Johnson to become the fifth person to receive the World Bowling Writers Tom Kouros Outstanding International Coach Award. WBW President Hazel McLeary will make the official presentation to John during the upcoming USBC Convention in Baton Rouge.

World News


Lynda Barnes and Paul Moor the 2005 WBW Bowlers of the Year

By Keith Hale

Paul_Moor_5269.jpg Lynda_Barnes_5366.jpg Lynda Barnes of Texas, USA and Paul Moor of Hull, England have been named 2005 World Bowling Writers Bowlers of the Year. Barnes enjoyed a magnificent year including a victory in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Slovenia. Moor captured three titles on the European Bowling Tour en route to win the European rankings for the second consecutive year.

United States


United States to host 2008 World Youth Championships

Location and dates to be announced in upcoming months

USBCLogoRed_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has selected the United States to host the 2008 World Youth Championships, the first time the tournament for elite international youth bowlers will be held in this country. The tournament's location and dates have yet to be determined and will be announced at a later time.

WBW News


Diandra Asbaty elected to World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame

Longtime Team USA member is first American woman, youngest selected

Diandra_Asbaty_5341.jpg Diandra Asbaty can put a checkmark next to another lifetime goal - and one of the biggest - before she hits age 30. The seven-time United States Bowling Congress Team USA member recently was elected to the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame, becoming the first American woman to earn the honor and the youngest individual selected to the Hall of Fame.

WBW News


Magnus Johnson named WBW 'Outstanding International Coach'

Magnus_Johnson_1542.jpg Long-time Swedish national coach Magnus Johnson was named the 'Outstanding International Coach' of the Year by the World Bowling Writers. Former Team USA head coach Fred Borden (right) was on hand to present the "WBW 2005 Tom Kouros Outstanding International Coach Award" to Johnson prior to the opening squad of the Olympia Tournament in Helsingborg, Sweden.

WBW News


McLeary, Jensen and Johnson receive World Bowling Writers' Awards

By Keith Hale

Hazel_McLeary_2553.jpg Hazel McLeary of Victoria, BC, Canada was presented with the Gosta Zellen Golden Quill Award for outstanding tenpin bowling journalism during the 27th Annual General Meeting of World Bowling Writers at the Lovvang Bowl, Aalborg on August 9.

WBW News


"World News Tonight" proclaims that bowling is back... But was anybody watching?

Republished courtesy of Bowlers Journal International

The 4th of July edition of ABC-TV's "World News Tonight" concluded with a feature titled, "Spare Time," and dealt with "the revival of a sport" -- specifically, bowling. Substitute anchor Charles Gibson introduced the report by noting how bowling had "disappeared from network TV, and fallen off the face of sports pages" during the 1990s. Then in introducing reporter John Berman, he added: "But you can't keep a good sport down..."

WBW News


Another title for Cara Honeychurch

By Lydia Rypcinski

AUSCaraEmma.jpg Australian superbowler and World Bowling Writers' Hall of Famer Cara Honeychurch can now add one more title to her impressive resume --- mother! Cara and husband Jim Sultana welcomed little Emma Paige February 1. Cara says the new baby seems to take more after daddy Jim: "I expect she will probably be towering over me by the time she's 12!" Mother and child are back home in Melbourne and doing well.

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