2003 Lake Wales

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.

2003 WRM

07/22/03

Britt Bröndsted wins squad 3 and overtakes overall lead

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

2003WRMSquad3Brondsted_small.jpg Britt Bröndsted of Denmark had games of 214, 253, 225, 204, 225 and 232 jump into the lead at the women's World Ranking Masters after 18 games with pinfall total of 3827 or an average of 212,61. Her 1353 total for the third round earned her a $1,000 bonus from Kegel President John Davis (pictured).

2003 WRM

07/22/03

Bill Hoffman strikes out for the lead

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

2003WRMSquad2Hoffman_small.jpg 2-time U.S. National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman (right, with Kegel President John Davis), who has recently announced his candidacy for FIQ President, struck out in the 10th frame of the men's second round at the World Ranking Masters to win the squad and the $1.000 extra prize en route to overtake the lead in the men's division after 12 games.

2003 WRM

07/21/03

Patricia Schwarz wins Squad 2 and overtakes overall lead

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

2003WRMSquad2Schwarz_small.jpg Germany's Patricia Schwarz (pictured with John Davis and her $1,000 bonus) posted the highest 1318, six-game series in the second round of the women's World Ranking Masters here in Lake Wales, FL, en route to win the $1,000 special prize and to overtake the lead after 12 games. The 1997 World Games champion has an overall total of 2577, an average of 214,75.

2003 WRM

07/21/03

Daniel Falconi sets the pace in the men's WRM

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

2003WRMSquad1Falconi_small.jpg One day after his 36th birthday, Daniel Falconi (left with John Davis) of Mexico made himself a $1,000 present as he won the first men’s squad at the 3rd World Ranking Masters at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA. Falconi overtook Ahmed Shaheen in the last game (Falconi 237, Shaheen 210) by 8 pins to check in with 1319, 6-game total, a tournament-best 219,83 average.

2003 WRM

07/21/03

Reija Lunden takes first round lead in women's WRM

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

2003WRMSquad1Lunden_small.jpg Finn Reija Lunden leads the women's division at the 3rd World Ranking Masters in Lake Wales, FL, USA, after Day One. The two-time World Team Cup champion, who came to the tournament as a substitute, posted a 1295, six-game total on the short-oil pattern, an average of 215,83. She received a $1,000 check for the daily winner from Kegel president John Davis (pictured).

2003 WRM

07/21/03

"May the best bowler win!"

Live from the Kegel Training and Testing Center

 This was the message that John Davis (in the front), the President of Kegel, had for all the participants as he declared open the 3rd World Ranking Masters at the new Kegel Training and Testing Center. Immediately after a short ceremony the 24 women started with their first qualifying block. The men will take on the lanes later this evening.


2003 WRM

07/20/03

World Ranking Masters ready to go

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

2003WRMLogo_small.jpg Kegel president John Davis and his crew at the new Kegel headquarters in Lake Wales, Florida, did their utmost to make players and officials feel comfortable at 3rd World Ranking Masters. The top 24 men and 24 women of the world amateur rankings will determine the top ranked bowlers in the world commencing on Sunday July 20 thru to the finals on Wednesday July 23.

Double Feature

06/28/03

Live coverage from World Ranking Masters and International Foundation Games

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 19-28, 2003)

 The 3rd World Ranking Masters (July 19-24) and the International Foundation Games (July 24-28) will be held at the new Kegel headquarters in Lake Wales, Florida. Among the players who have confirmed participation are defending WRM champions Gery Verbruggen and Jennifer Tan as well as IFG competitors Pete Weber, Kurt Pilon, Rudy Kasimakis, Lisa Bishop and Liz Johnson. Bowlingdigital will report live from both events commencing Saturday, July 19.

2003 WRM-IFGC

06/26/03

Kegel will find out who is the "Best in the World"

World Ranking Masters and Int'l Foundation Games Championship

 Kegel president John Davis working with Len Nicholson and the Foundation have put together an event that the world could only dream about...until now! Introducing the 3rd World Ranking Masters (July 19-23) followed by the International Foundation Games Championship (July 24-27) to be held at the brand-new 74,000 sq. ft Kegel headquarter in Lake Wales, Florida (pictured).

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