World Championships

Team USA News

06/28/13

Team USA's men's and women's rosters set for 2013 WTBA World Championships

USBCRodRossITCHeadCoach_small.jpg The Team USA men's and women's rosters for the 2013 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships are set as both teams look to defend their titles. The first combined World Championships since 2003 will be held Aug. 16-30 at Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev. "We had some very difficult decisions during the selection process but we will have two very strong, experienced teams to defend our titles at the World Championships," Team USA head coach Rod Ross (pictured) said.

2013 World Championships

06/10/13

World Tenpin Bowling Association releases Bulletin No. 2 for 2013 World Championships

24 of 46 participating federations have not yet made room reservations at the host hotel; federations who do not stay at Sunset Station may face consequences such as double entry fee and no arranged transportation to any scheduled activity, hotel or airport

2013WCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2013 World Championships, which will be held from August 16-31 Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., a 72-laner inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in suburban Las Vegas, United States. In a letter attached to this Bulletin WTBA President Kevin Dornberger noted with some concern that only 21 out of 46 participating federations have booked their confirmation with the host hotel.

Netherlands

04/19/13

Netherlands Bowling Federation announces teams for 2013 World Championships

2013NEDJeroenvanGeel_small.jpg2013NEDGhislainevanderTol_small.jpgThe Dutch team roster for 2013 World Championships begins to take shape as the Netherlands Bowling Federation (NBF) announced the selection of eight women and eight men, who will battle for the six spots in each team. Jeroen van Geel (l.) led the men's selection process ahead of Johnny Spil and Roel Mol. Ghislaine van der Tol (r.) led the women's field and was followed by Lisanne Breeschoten and Wendy Kok.

Netherlands

02/19/13

Dutch national squad starts selection process for 2013 World Championships

2013NBFLogo_small.jpg The Netherlands Bowling Federation (NBF) has announced the selection process for athletes to qualify for the Dutch men's and women's national team for the 2013 World Championships in the United States. 24 players, 13 men and 11 women, started the "Road to the World Championships 2013" program to select six men and six women who will represent the Netherlands in the first combined World Championships since 2003, August 18-31 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev.

2013 World Championships

02/12/13

Israel Bowling Federation announces teams for 2013 World Championships in August

2013WCTeamIsrael_small.jpg The Israel Bowling Federation has announced the men's and women's team roster for the 2013 combined World Championships in suburban Las Vegas in August. As in the past years in Israel, three of the six players in each gender were seeded based on their performance in the Men's and Women's European Championships. The other three spots were at stake in a qualifying tournament, which was held in Haifa and Rishon Letzion last weekend.

USBC News

02/01/13

The United States Bowling Congress releases Bulletin 1 for the 2013 Queens

World Bowling Tour event for female bowlers to be held immediately after the 2013 WTBA World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center

2013USBCQueensLogo_small.jpg2013WCLogo_small.jpg The USBC has released Bulletin 1 for the 2013 USBC Queens tournament, a World Bowling Tour event for female bowlers, which will be held from August 31 to September 5 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in suburban Las Vegas immediately following the WTBA World Championships (August 16-31).

2013 World Championships

12/21/12

All federations confirm participation in 2013 Combined World Championships in Las Vegas

Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev., United States (Aug. 16-31, 2013)

2013WCLogo_small.jpg The 2013 World Championships is open for 36 men and 36 women teams which have qualified in zone qualifications in Europe, Asia and America during the year 2012. The World Tenpin Bowling Association has announced in its December newsletter that all invited federations have confirmed their participation in the event which will be held from August 16-31 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center, a 72-laner in Henderson, Nev., in suburban Las Vegas, United States.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

Chris Barnes beats Tommy Jones to win men's World Singles Championships

Gold and silver for the U.S., bronze for Finland's Osku Palermaa and Colombia's Andr茅s G贸mez

2012WSCMensPodium_small.jpgIn an all-Team USA affair between two 13-time PBA champions, Chris Barnes (l.) defeated Tommy Jones (right), 212-198, to win the men's gold medal in the inaugural World Singles Championships Tuesday in Limassol, Cyprus. In the semifinals, Barnes edged Colombia's Andres G贸mez, 246-244, while Jones flew past Osku Palermaa of Finland, 259-199. Jones received the silver medal, while G贸mez and Palermaa shared the bronze medal.


2012 WSC

09/25/12

Kelly Kulick is the women's 2012 World Singles Champion

Team USA member strikes out in 10th frame to beat Latvian Diana Zavjalova, 228-226

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Kelly Kulick of the United States became the first women's World Singles Champion in the history of the World Tenpin Bowling Association when she defeated Diana Zavjalova of Latvia in the title match, 228-226. Zavjalova received the silver medal. In the semifinals, Kulick survived strong charge by Esther Cheah of Malaysia, 212-207, while Zavjalova ousted Aseret Zetter of Mexico, 237-212. Cheah and Zetter shared the bronze medal.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

Kulick, Cheah, Zavjalova, Zetter advance to Women's Semifinals at World Singles Championships

Team USA's Kulick shoots first 300 game of the Championships

2012BridgestoneAdKellyKulick_small.jpgAll four quarterfinal matches in the women's division at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus went the distance with Kelly Kulick, United States, Esther Cheah, Malaysia, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia and Aseret Zetter advancing to the semifinals starting at noon local time (GMT +3). Top seeded Kulick (pictured) set another high light in the Championships when she rolled the first 300 game in her match against Joline Persson-Planefors of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

PBA champions Barnes, G贸mez, Jones, Palermaa to bowl for men's title

2012EBT04ChrisBarnes_small.jpg2012EBT13OskuPalermaa_small.jpgFour PBA champions will bowl for the men's title at the inaugural World Singles Championships as 13-time champion Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, both United States, Osku Palermaa of Finland and Andr茅s G贸mez of Colombia won their quarterfinal matches earlier today. Barnes (l.) and Palermaa (r.) swept their opponents in the best-of.five games quarterfinals, G贸mez needed four games to win, while Jones went the distance.聽

2012 WSC

09/25/12

It's down to eight in men's finals at Word Singles Championships

Five PBA champions including Team USA's Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes advance to the Quarterfinals on Tuesday

201112PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpg2011EBT04SyafiqRidhwan2_small.jpgFive PBA champions including 13-time titlists Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes (l.), three-time PBA champion Osku Palermaa of Finland and one-time winners Andr茅s G贸mez of Colombia and Stuart Williams of England bowled their way into the quarterfinals at the World Singles Championships in Cyprus. Joining the PBAers wre No. 1 seed Syafiq Ridhwan (r.) of Malaysia, Khaled Al-Dossari of Qatar and Martin Paulsson of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

No. 1 seed Kelly Kulick powers her way into the Quarterfinals at World Singles Championships

Five of the top 8 women eliminated in Round of 16

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2012WECJolinePerssonPlanefors_small.jpgQualifying leader Kelly Kulick (l.), United States, fired games of 264, 269 and 238 to sweep Holland's Wendy Kok, three-games-to-none, and to advance to the Quarterfinals at the World Singles Championships in Limassol, Cyprus. Kulick meets Joline Persson-Planefors (r.) of Sweden in Tuesday's Round of 8 after the 2011 European Bowling Tour point ranking winner came back from being down 0-2 to defeat Malta's Sue Abela, 3-2.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

Latvia's Diana Zavjalova comes back from a 2-0 deficit to win her Round of 24 match

Also advancing to the Round of 16 are Isabelle Rioux, Krista P枚ll盲nen, Wendy Kok, Joline Persson-Planefors, Esther Cheah, Luminita Farkas and Aseret Zetter

2012WSCDianaZavjalova_small.jpgAfter four days of qualifying real action has started at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus as the single-elimination bracket finals got underway Monday morning at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus featuring the top 24 men and the top 24 women. The top eight players received first-round byes. Diana Zavjalova (pictured) of Latvia back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cherie Tan of Singapore, 3-2. Zavjalova, who rolled games of 249, 264 and 216 in the last three games, meets No. 3 Rebecka Larsen of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Austria's Gross, Norway's Torgersen and Malaysia's Zulkifli win in five games in Round of 24

Joining the trio were Khaled Al-Dossari, Thomas Larsen, Stuart Williams, Andr茅s G贸mez and Oliver Leroy

2012EBT13ThomasGross_small.jpg2012EBT04ToreTorgersen_small.jpgThe single-elimination bracket finals got underway Monday morning at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus featuring the top 24 men. The top eight players received first-round byes. Three of the eight first-round matches in best-of-five games format went the distance. Thomas Gross of Austria (r.), Tore Torgersen of Norway, (r.) and Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia won in five games to advance to the Round of 16.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Thomas Gross, Diana Zavjalova come back from a 2-0 deficit to win Round of 24 matches

30 countries represented in the finals; all four Team USA players earn first-round byes; Round of 24 and Round of 16 will be played on Monday; Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship Match to be contested on Tuesday

2012WSCLogo_small.jpg After four days of qualifying real action begins at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus with the single-elimination bracket finals of the top 24 men and the top 24 women. The top eight players received first-round byes. Due to the small bowling center in Limassol, the Rounds of 24 and 16 in best-of-five game format will be split into two groups each and will be contested on Monday with the Quarterfinals (best-of-five) and the one-game Semifinal and Championship matches on Tuesday.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

USA's Kelly Kulick leads top 24 women into finals at World Singles Championships

Myria Kastori of host country Cyprus shoots big last game to capture 24th place with 2435 (202.92 average)

2012BridgestoneAdKellyKulick2_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured), United States, easily maintained the pole position in the second block of qualifying to lead the top 24 women into the single-elimination bracket finals at the World Singles Championships In Cyprus. Kulick led the field of 57 women from 33 countries after the first block with 1373 and added the field-best 1479 series on Sunday to finish the 12-game preliminaries with 2852 total and an average of 237.67. Myria Kastori from the host country took the last spot to advance with 2435.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan earns No. 1 seed for Men's Finals at World Singles Championships

The top 24 players after the 12-game preliminaries advance to single-elimination bracket finals; Bahrain's Yousif Falah hits the cutoff number with 2516 (209.67 average)

2011EBT11SyafiqRidhwan_small.jpg012AsCYousifFalah2_small.jpgSyafiq Ridhwan (l.) of Malaysia earned the No. 1 seed for the men's finals at the World Singles Championships in Limassol, Cyprus. Ridhwan, who was in fifth place after the first block, rolled games of 236, 258, 215, 247, 211 and 227 for 2773 total to lead the top 24 of 71 players from 40 countries into the single-elimination bracket finals. Yousif Falah (r.) of Bahrain took the 24th and last spot to advance with 2516 (209.67).

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan, Team USA's Kelly Kulick win men's and women's preliminaries

2012WSCLogo_small.jpg the 31 men of Squads 3 & 4 and the 34 women of Squads 3-5 will return on Sunday to bowl their second six-game block of qualifying at the inaugural World Singles Championships which will conclude the preliminaries at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus. The top 24 men and the top 24 women with the highest 12-game totals will advance to the single-elimination bracket finals on Monday and Tuesday. The top eight players will bypass the first round of best-of-five games match play.

2012 WSC

09/23/12

Tommy Jones by a whisker, Martin Paulsson falls one pin short of a tie after 12 games

Team USA member maintains lead with half of the men's field having completed preliminaries; four players each of Squad 1 & 2 among the top 8

2012WSCTommyJones_small.jpg2012WSCMartinPaulsson_small.jpgTommy Jones (l.), United States maintained a one-pin lead as 32 players have completed the 12-game preliminaries at the World Singles Championships. Jones, who led the 71-player field after six games with 1511, toppled 1247 pins Saturday for 2758 total and an average of 229.83. After a slow start into the day, Martin Pualsson (r.) of Sweden closed out his set with 234, 248 and 257 to falls one pin short of a tie with 2757 (229.75.

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