World Ranking Masters

2006 WRM

05/14/06

Two in a row for Colombia, Sara Vargas wins women's World Ranking Masters

Host pick Khalid Al Dubyan triumphs in men's division

Sara_Vargas_5115.jpg Sara Vargas (pictured) of Colombia followed in the footsteps of defending champion Clara Juliana Guerrero as she defeated Putty Armein, Indonesia, two-games-to-one, en route to win the 2006 women's World Ranking Masters in Kuwait. The host pick, Khalid Al Dubyan, the No. 23 in the 2005 Asian Zone rankings, used the home advantage en route to triumph in the men's division over Finn Pasi Uotila in the lowest scoring final in the WRM history.

2006 WRM

05/14/06

Vargas vs. Armein and Uotila vs. Al Dubyan to bowl for the titles in World Ranking Masters

Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

Sara_Vargas_5115.jpg Pasi_Uotila_5525.jpg Pasi Uotila (left) is looking to make it two in a row for Finland in the men's title match of the 2006 World Ranking Masters against local favorite Khalid Al Dubyan of Kuwait. In the women's championship match, Sara Vargas (right) targets to win the second consecutive women's title for Colombia against Indonesia's Putty Armein.

2006 WRM

05/14/06

Both top seeds sidelined in World Ranking Masters Quarterfinals

Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

Putty_Armein_4708.jpg Men's and women's No. 1 seeds, Wu Siu Hong from Hong Kong and Germany's Tanya Petty, both were sidelined by the No. 8 seeded players in the first match play round of the 2006 World Ranking Masters finals. Siu Hong went out in two games against local favorite Khalid Al Dubyan, 2-0, in the best-of-three games format. Petty lost the deciding third game against Putty Armein (pictured), Indonesia 234-183.

2006 WRM

05/13/06

Siu Hong and Petty earn top seed for World Ranking Masters match play finals

Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

Wu Siu Hong.jpg Tanya_Petty_4745.jpg Wu Siu Hong from Hong Kong and Germany's Tanya Petty claimed the No. 1 seed for the men's and women's match play finals in the 2006 World Ranking Masters in Kuwait. Siu Hong felled 5410 pins and averaged 225,42 for 24 games. Petty led the women's field with 5184 24-game total, an average of 216 overall.

2006 WRM

05/13/06

Siu Hong and Petty atop the leaderboard after Day 2 in World Ranking Masters

Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

Shalin_Zulkifli_4297.jpg Robert_Andersson_3141.jpg Robert Andersson and Shalin Zulkifli won the $1,000 bonus on the long oil pattern on the second day of qualifying in the 2006 World Ranking Masters. The Swede averaged 235 for eight games and felled 1880 pins to jump from 22nd place to 10th. Zulkifli leapfrogged from 13th to third place behind a 1796 series.

2006 WRM

05/12/06

Zulkifli and Petty lead World Ranking Masters after Day 1

Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

Zulmazran_Zulkifli_5337.jpg Tanya_Petty_4745.jpgKuwait Open champion Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malysia took the lead in the men's division at the 2006 World Ranking Masters after eight games on short oil at Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City. World Doubles champion Tanya Petty of Germany set the pace in the women's division.


United States

05/01/05

2005 World Ranking Masters a spectacular success

Kegel Training Center in Lakes Wales, FL, USA

 The 5th World Ranking Masters at the Kegel Bowling Center in Lakes Wales, FL, was a spectacular success. The credit goes to John Davis, his sons Jonathan and Chris, and the entire staff of the Kegel Company. Clara Guerrero from Colombia and Kimmo Lehtonen from Finland emerged as the 2005 World Ranking Masters champions in the 5-day competition on multiple lane conditions.

2005 World Ranking Masters

05/01/05

Clara Guerrero wins 2005 Women's World Ranking Masters

Single Elimination Finals

Clara Guerrero.jpg Clara Juliana Guerrero defeated Wendy Chai from Malaysia, 2-1, in the best-of-three-game finals en route win the 2005 Women's World Ranking Masters here at the Kegel Bowling Center in Lake Wales, Fla. As in the quarter and semifinals, the 23-year-old from Armenia, Colombia, came back from being down 0-1 and sealed the victory with three strikes in frames 7-9 to earn her biggest career title and the $10,000 top prize.

2005 World Ranking Masters

05/01/05

Kimmo Lehtonen is the 2005 Men's World Ranking Masters Champion

Single Elimination Finals

Kimmo_Lehtonen_5141.jpg Finn Kimmo Lehtonen, who is being looked at as one of the best lefthanders in the world, topped compatriot Jouni Helminen, 2-1, in the men's championship match to become the 2005 World Ranking Masters Champion. The spectators at the Kegel Bowling Center and the TV viewers (PBA pro Brian Voss was the color commentator) saw three completely different games.


2004 WRM

06/27/04

Al-Qubaisi beats Lintilä to claim men's World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

 Mohd Al-Qubaisi came back from being down 0-1 to defeat Lasse Lintilä, two-games-to-one, en route to capture the men's World Ranking Masters title. 36-year-old Lintilä, one of three Finns in the men's single elimination finals, easily won game #1, 244-188. Al-Qubaisi rebounded with back-to-back victories, 269-196 and 210-190, to win the match and the title.

2004 WRM

06/26/04

Asbaty impressively wins women's World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Diandra Asbaty, 23-year old 6-time Team USA member , defeated Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia, 2-0 en route to claim the women's title in the World Ranking Masters at Planet Bowling in Moscow. This marks the first time in the four-year history of the World Ranking Masters that an American bowler, man or woman, won the title.

2004 WRM

06/25/04

Mannonen and Zulkifli earn top seeds for WRM single elimination finals

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMShalinZulkifli_small.jpg 2004WRMPetriMannonen_small.jpg Finn Petri Mannonen and Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, earned the No. 1 seed for the men's and women's single elimination best-of-three games finals at the 2004 World Ranking Masters. Mannonen (l.), who led the field since the first block, meet compatriots Pasi Uotila in the quarterfinals. Zulkifli (r.) takes on Korea's Lee Eun Ock. 

2004 WRM

06/25/04

Mannonen and Zulkifli atop the leaderboard after Day 2

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMPetriMannonen_small.jpg 2004WRMShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Finn Petri Mannonen and Shalin Zulkifli from Malaysia lead the World Ranking Masters after 18 of 24 games of qualifying.  Zulkifli posted a field-best 1384, six-game series in the third round of qualifying to jump from sixth to first place in the women's division. 

2004 WRM

06/24/04

Guerrero, Ong post high scores in Block Two at World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMRemyOng_small.jpg 2004WRMClaraGuerrero_small.jpg Petri Mannonen and Reija Lunden, both from Finland, continued to lead the men's and women's division in the World Ranking Masters in Russia after Block Two. Singapore's Remy Ong (l.) came up strong with the field-best 1399-set to leap into third position. Making the biggest jump in the women's division was Colombia's Clara Guerrero (r.).

2004 WRM

06/23/04

Finns set the pace in the 4th World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMLundenMannonen_small.jpg Finns Petri Mannonen and Reija Lunden (pictured) set the pace in the 4th World Ranking Masters at Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia. Mannonen (r.) averaged 231,33 en route to win the first of four 6-game blocks with 1388 pinfall total. Lunden (l.) leads the women's division with pinfall of 1263 and an average of 210,50.

2003 WRM

07/24/03

Anders √É‚Äďhman triumphs the men's World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMAndersOhman3.jpg 2003WRMBillHoffman3.jpg Anders Öhman (left) won the decisive game of the men's World Ranking Masters finals against Bill Hoffman (right), 220-179, to earn the prestigious World Ranking Masters title, the $8.000 first prize and a STORM Hot wire. Ahmed Shaheen and Daniel Falconi garnered $2.500 each for third and fourth.

2003 WRM

07/24/03

Britt Bröndsted sweeps women's World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMBrittBrondsted3.jpg 2003WRMPatriciaSchwarz4.jpg Britt Bröndsted (left) of Denmark won all of her three matches in a sweep en route to win the women's World Ranking Masters at the Kegel Training and Testing Center in Lake Wales, Florida. In the championship match, the 22-year-old righthander defeated Germany's Patricia Schwarz (right), 224-164 and 224-215.

2003 WRM

07/23/03

Bill Hoffman achieves perfection en route to claim No. 1 seed

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMOhmanHoffman_small.jpg 2-time U.S National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman (r.) rolled the first 300-game of the 3rd World Ranking Masters and also the first perfecto in the new Kegel Training and Testing Center in Lake Wales, Florida. The 29-year-old team USA member claimed the No. 1 seed for the men's finals with 5170 pinfall total and a 215,42. Last year's World Ranking Masters runner-up Anders Öhman (l.) leaped eight spots to second behind a 1359 series today.

2003 WRM

07/23/03

Britt Bröndsted leads top 8 women into single elimination finals

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMBrittBrondsted2.jpg Britt Bröndsted of Denmark finished the 24-game preliminaries at 3rd World Ranking Masters in Lake Wales, FL, USA, with pinfall total of 5087 and an average of 211,96 to claim the top-seeded position for tomorrow's single elimination finals. Aumi Guerra (right) of the Dominican Republic grabbed the 8th and final spot with pinfall total of 4838, the biggest success ever for a Dominican woman on world level.

2003 WRM

07/22/03

Ahmed Shaheen begins to pull away

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMAhmedShaheen3.jpg Reigning World Champion Ahmed Shaheen started his third block on the short-oil pattern (32 ft.) with a tournament-best 287-score. The Qatari had ten in a row before he left the 3-10 baby split. Shaheen finished the round with the third-best series of 1309 for total pinfall of 3953 and an average of 219,61 to overtake the lead in the men's World Ranking Masters after 18 games.

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