World Championships

2015 WWC

12/07/15

Korean bowlers dominate Singles Squad 1 at Women's World Championships

Squad 2 on Monday afternoon will determine the four players who will advance to the medal round Wednesday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE

2015WWCSquad1Top4_small.jpg The Korean women dominated the first squad in Singles as the competition in the Women's World Championships got underway Monday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jeon Eunhee, Hwang Yeonju and Jung Dawun finished squad 1 in first, second and fourth place, respectively. Patricia Luoto of Germany was the only non-Korean bowler in the top 4 in third place. The top 4 will advance to the meadl round on Wednesday morning.

2015 WWC

12/07/15

Monday, December 7 - 2015 Women's World Championships

Squads 1 and 2 bowl six games on the long pattern (43 ft. Tokyo); top 4 advance to the medal round on Wednesday morning

2015WWCOfficialPractice_small.jpg Competition in the 2015 Women's World Championships began Monday morning with the Singles event at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 147 players from 30 countries were split into two squads to bowl six games preliminaries on the 43 feet long Tokyo pattern before the cut to the top 4, who will determine the champion on Wednesday morning. Squad 1 starts at 9.00 o'clock Gulf Standard Time (GST) with Squad 2 to follow at 13.30. Live Streaming in progress.

2015 WWC

12/06/15

2015 Women's World Championships gets underway with colorful Opening Ceremonies

Competition begins Monday, Dec. 7, with the Singles event at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE

2015WWCCeremonialFirstBallNouraAlKaabi2_small.jpgOn a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon (27Ā°C or 81Ā°F) almost 150 women athletes from 29 countries (the women from Panama are still on their way) marched onto the lanes at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to kick off the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Women's World Championships. After Hind Al Hammadi of the UAE national squad took the players' oath, the Championships were officially opened by a ceremonial ball rolled by Ms. Noora Al Kaabi (pictured).

Starting Sunday

12/04/15

Onsite coverage, live streaming of the 2015 Women's World Championships

Almost 150 players from 30 countries to bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Teams, All-Events and Masters December 5-13 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2015WWCLogo_small.jpg The Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) will host the 2015 Women's World Championships December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Almost 150 players from 30 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the seven-day competition. Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the event while bowling fans around the world will be able to watch all qualifying rounds, semifinals and finals live on BowlTV.

Team USA News

12/02/15

Women's World Championships set to begin in Abu Dhabi

By Matt Cannizzaro, USBC Communications

2015WWCLogo_small.jpg Zayed Sports City's Khalifa International Bowling Center again will open its doors to the best bowlers in the world for the 2015 Women's World Championships. The top women from 30 countries, 147 competitors in all, will make their way to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 1999, while the city and bowling center provided a memorable experience for competitors and fans at last year's Men's World Championships. The 2015 Women's World Championships will run from Dec. 7-13, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Dec. 6.

2015 WWC

11/22/15

WTBA releases Bulletin No. 2 for the 2015 Women's World Championships

29 countries to participate in the Championships December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; WTBA still would accept some more registrations

2015WWCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association and the host Emirates Bowling FederationĀ  have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2015 Women's World Championships which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As of today, 139 players from 29 countries have registered for event. 21 countries will send enough players to participate in the Team event. The WTBA still would accept some more registrations in case a federation has missed to register.

Team USA News

10/16/15

Team USA squad for 2015 Women's World Championships announced

TeamUSALogo_small.jpgThe Team USA squad has been selected for the 2015 WTBA Women's World Championships that will take place Dec. 5-14 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. While Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, will make her first appearance in a World Championships, five of the six Team USA members selected by the Team USA coaching staff were on the squad for the 2013 event. Bowling fans will be able to watch the action live from the Khalifa International Bowling Center on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

Abu Dhabi

10/14/15

2015 Women's World Championships reaches 30-country mark

Deadline to register for the Championships to be held December 5-14 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is November 1st

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg With the extended registration deadline rapidly approaching, the 2015 Women's World Championships has reached the 30-country mark. The Championships for women will be held from December 5-13 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As of today, 30 of 109 member federations of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) have registered for event. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will provide onsite coverage from Abu Dhabi.

WWC News

10/06/15

WTBA extends entry deadline for 2015 Women's World Championships until November 1st

28 of the 123 member federations of World Bowling have registered for the Dec. 5-14 event

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Women's World Championships will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Bulletin No. 1 was released in April 2015. As of today, only 28 of the 123 member federations of World Bowling have registered for event. Therefore the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have extended the entry deadline until November 1st.

2015 WWC

04/07/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 5-14, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg2015EmiratesBFLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2015 World Championships for women which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Bowlingdigital TV

03/03/15

Bowlingdigital.com video from the 2013 World Championships reaches 1M views

2013WCMensVideo2_small.jpg One of the videos Bowlingdigital.com has produced during the 2013 WTBA Bowling World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., USA, has reached one million views. This video, directed by Flavio Cuva, focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 36 countries.

World Bowling News

12/23/14

Dates set for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dates are also determined for 2015 World Senior Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe Executive Board of World Bowling Tenpin, the governing body of the sport of Tenpin Bowling, has decided the dates for 2015 Women's World Championships at the board meeting December 15-16 in Abu Dhabi following the 2014 Men's World Championships. The 5th WWC, which is contested every four years, will be held from December 4-13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. World Bowling Congress and Tenpin Bowling Congress will immediately follow the Championships on Dec. 14-15.

World Bowling News

12/18/14

World Bowling announces host cities for 2017-2020 World Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe World Bowling Tenpin Executive Board has announced the host cities for the World Bowling Championship events for the years 2017-2020. The decision to elect the following host cities was announced Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, where the Executive Board has met following the completion of the Men's World Championships. "We are pleased that we could accommodate for all the bidding cities and I believe this reflects on the global reach of our sport," World Bowling President, Kevin Dornberger, commented.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/17/14

4th Men's World Championships concludes in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Video 10 - Review the highlights of the 2014 Men's World Championships

2014MWCKhalifaBowlingCenterAbuDhabiUAE_small.jpg Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was the center of the bowling world December 4-15, when the best male bowlers in the sport competed in the 4th Men's World Championships at Khalifa International Bowling Center. The 9-day event concluded Sunday afternoon with the Masters competition and capped off with a victory banquet on the rooftop of the Aloft Hotel. 272 players from 49 countries competed for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Five, All-Events and Masters.

2014 MWC Masters

12/14/14

Kang Heewon claims fourth gold medal for Korea in Masters at Men's World Championships

Defeats Team USA's Mike Fagan in the title match; top-seeded Koreans Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo have to settle for bronze

2014MWCMastersKangHeewon4_small.jpg2014MWCMastersMikeFagan_small.jpgKang Heewon (l.) of Korea struck three times in the 10th frame of the title match at the 2014 Men's World Championships to defeat Team USA's Mike Fagan (r.), 213-198, and to capture the gold medal in Masters Sunday afternoon Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Fagan received the silver medal, while top-seeded Koreans Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo had to settle for bronze.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

It's down to four for the Masters medal round at Men's World Championships

Choi vs. Fagan, Park vs. Kang to square off in the semi-finals starting at 15.00 GST live on BowlTV

2014MWCMastersChoiBokeum_small.jpg2014MWCMastersParkJongwoo_small.jpgDoubles and Team World Champions Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo of Korea secured the No. 1 and No. 2 seed for the medal round in Masters at the Men's World Championships well before the last game in round robin match play Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Choi will bowl Team USA's Mike Fagan in the one-game semifinal match on dual lane conbdition while Park takes on team mate Kang Heewon.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

Koreans dominate Masters Round 1 at Men's World Championships

Top 8 including four Koreans, two Americans, one Swede and one Aussie advance to round robin match play starting at noon local time (GST)

2014MWCMastersChoiBokeum_small.jpgChoi Bokeum, Park Jongwoo and Kang Heewon of Korea averaged over 240 in the first round of the Masters competition in the Men's World Championships Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bokeum (pictured), who has won the gold medals in Doubles, Team and All-Events, finished the six-game block on dual lane condition (left lane long oil, right laneĀ  medium oil) with games of 280, 258 and 275 (813) and a 1447 series (241.17 average) for 7050 overall, or an average of 235 for 30 games.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

"Class of 1999" celebrates their 15-year reunion in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2014MWCVerbruggenShaheenTorgersen_small.jpgThe 2014 Men's World Championships marks the event's first visit to Abu Dhabi and the Khalifa International Bowling Center since 1999. Several of the men's medalists of the at that time combined World Championships are still active, either as player, coach or team manager. The "class of 1999" celebrating their 15-year reunion is spearheaded by World Champions Patrick Backe of Sweden, Ahmed Shaheen (c.) of Qatar, Gery Verbruggen (l.) of Belgium and Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway.

2014 MWC Teams, All-Events

12/13/14

Korea beats USA by a whisker to win the prestigious five-player Team title

Sweden and Australia share the bronze medal

2014MWCTeamGoldKorea_small.jpg In the title match of the five-player Team event Saturday evening at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Korea outduelled three-time Men's World Championships Team champion United States, 1097-1088, to capture their first gold medal in the prestigious event. The U.S. Team, which has won the gold medal in 2006, 2008 and 2010, received the silver medal. Australia and Sweden, who lost in the semifinals, shared the bronze medal.

2014 MWC

12/13/14

Korea, Sweden, USA, Australia to bowl for the prestigious Team title

Korea's Choi Bokeum captures his second gold medal of the Men's World Championships in All-Events; Mike Fagan (USA) takes silver and Dan MacLelland (CAN) bronze

2014MWCAllEventsTop3_small.jpgThe five-men teams from Korea, Sweden, the United States and Australia finished the six-game preliminaries at the Men's World Championships atop the leaderboard and will battle it out for the prestigious Team title in the medal round Saturday evening at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Korea's Choi Bokeum (c.) claimed his second gold medal in All-Events with 5603 (233.46 average). Mike Fagan (l.), USA, got silver and Dan MacLelland (r.), Canada, bronze.

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