World Championships

2006 MWC


Canada will be one of 45 countries at Men's World Championship

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2006)

CTFLogo.jpg Canada will be one of 45 countries expected to compete at the Men's World Championships to be held in Busan, South Korea, August 30-September 8, 2006. The championship to be held at the Asiad Bowling Centre, will be the first time the men's event has been held separate from the women.

United States


Team USA's sights set on team gold heading into 2006 Men's World Championships

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2006)

2006MWCLogo_small.jpg In recent years, gold medals have been a rare find for the Team USA men at the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships. In fact, it's been a quarter of a century since Team USA has won gold in the five-player team event. Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards is optimistic the team can find success in South Korea, especially with a good mix of veterans and newcomers.



Faith in old hand Ben By Lim Teik Huat

Republished courtesy of the Malaysia Star (Aug 17, 2006)

2006MWCBenHeng_small.jpg Despite the lack of success in Open tournaments, Ben Heng's (left) good qualities as an inspirational team leader won him a place in the side for the men's World Championships Aug 30-Sept 9. The other bowlers on whom national chief coach Holloway Cheah has put faith on are Alex Liew, Daniel Lim, Azidi Ameran, Zulmazran Zulkifli and Aaron Kong. Meanwhile, Holloway announced that Shalin Zulkifli would make a comeback to national team training on Monday.



Tomas Leandersson back on the Swedish National Team

Tomas_Leandersson_5382.jpg Hans Karlsson, press officer of the Swedish Bowling Federation, reported that Tomas Leandersson is back on Team Sweden for the 2006 World Championships. The Korea Bowling Congress will host the inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Championships for Men from August 27 through September 9, 2006 at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, South Korea.



Team members selected for inaugural Men's World Championships in Korea

Or_Aviram_5684.jpg Yahav_Rabin_4973.jpg Arie Fisher, President of the Israel Bowling Federation, has informed us that the team trials for the inaugural Men's World Championships have finished last week. Or Aviram (left), Yahav Rabin (right), Moshe Shinman, Gal Shemer and Dor Shechter will represent Israel at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea, from August 27 through September 9, 2006.


Yang Suiling comes up strong to win the Masters title

Yang_Suiling_5371.jpg Down by 55 pins in an all-spinner Masters final at the Women's World Championships Yang Suiling from China came back with a 256-178 victory in game #2 to defeat 3-time World Champion Wang Yu-Ling, 446-423, over two games total pinfall. Suiling won the first gold medal for China in the history of the World Championships. Yu-Ling earned the silver medal. In the opening match Suiling, seeded third, flew past U.S. National Amateur Lynda Norry, 233-150. Norry settled for the bronze medal.

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Wang Yu-Ling wins third gold medal in All Events

 Chinese Taipei spinner Wang Yu-Ling won her third gold medal in the 2005 Women's World Championships in All Events. The Chinese Taipei spinner felled 1330 in Doubles, 1297 in Trios, 1249 in the Team event and 1256 in Singles to win the title with 5132, 24-game total and an average of 213,83. Lynda Barnes from the United States took silver, also her third medal in the fifth event, with 5060, while Lai Kin Ngoh from Malaysia earned bronze with 5013.

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Esther Cheah emerges as WWC Single champion

 Malaysia's Esther Cheah waited till the last frame to secure the gold medal in the Singles event at the Women's World Championships in Denmark. After missing an 8-pin spare in the 9th frame, the 19-year-old needed a mark and an 8-count to overtake Zhang Yuhong from China by one pin. Cheah finished with strike spare en route to win the title with 1296, six-game total and an average of 216. Yuhong earned silver with 1293. Squad #1 leaders Annelize du Pisani, South Africa took bronze with 1285.

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The spinners are the winners, Chinese Taipei wins Team event

 Spinners Tsai Hsin-Yi, Wang Ya-Ting, Wang Yu-Ling, Chou Miao-Lin, Lin I-Fen and Huang Chiung-Yao won the second gold medal for Chinese Taipei in the 5-player team event at the Women's World Championships in Aalborg, Denmark. Four teams battled it out for the medals and each team could win gold or fall out of the top 3 till the final ball was rolled. The spinners felled 6100 pins, while Team USA was mere 12 pins behind to earn the silver medal. Host country Denmark secured the bronze medal with the very last shot with 6065, just three pins ahead of China that had to settle for fourth.

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Chinese Taipei wins Gold in Trios by a whisker

 The decision in the Trios event at the Women's World Championships came down to the final frame. Chinese Taipei's Wang Yu-Ling, Huang Chiung-Yao and Chou Miao-Lin needed a 578-score in the final frame to overtake Singapore's Alice Tay, Jennifer Tan and Valerie Teo. Needing a mark, anchor bowler Miao-Lin left a 9-10 split on her first ball ….. and converted it to win the gold medal with new championship record of 3811. Singapore (3806) earned the silver medal, while host country Denmark won its second medal of the championships with Anja Ginge Jensen, Rikke Simonsen and Rikke Holm Rasmussen in third at 3751. Yu-Ling overtook the lead in All Events with 218,92 average.

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Germany starts Women's World Championships with victory in Doubles

 Martina Beckel and Tanya Petty from Germany became the first World Champions at the inaugural Women's World Championships at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The duo finished their six-block with a 479-game to claim the gold medal in Doubles with 2640 pinfall total and an average of 220. Denmark's European ranking champions Kamilla Kjeldsen and Britt Bröndsted captured the silver medal with 2590. Both teams overtook Shannon Pluhowsky and Lynda Barnes, who led since the first squad. The Team USA members earned bronze with 2578.

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