World Championships

2011 WWC

09/08/11

Korea on top in Trios preliminaries after record six-game series in Squad 2

USA second, Colombia third and Singapore fourth with Squad 1 still to bowl

2011WWCTriosKOR2a_small.jpgStarting the day in second place, Squad 2 leader Korea featuring Hwang Sun-Ok, Jeon Eun-Hee and Son Yun-Hee (pictured) rolled games of 697, 711 and 725, a 2133 three game-series, to set the pace in the Trios event at the WWC in Hong Kong with record 4232 total and an average of 236.11. Team USA was second with with 4140, Colombia was third with 4012 and Singapore fourth 3988. All other teams of Squad 2 are out of contention for the medals. Squad 1 will complete the preliminaries Thursday afternoon, 

2011 WWC

09/07/11

Squad 2 leader Korea moves into second place in Trios after the first block

Squad 1 Japan leads field of 53 Trios into the second day

2011WWCTriosKOR2_small.jpgHwang Sun-Ok, Jeon Eun-Hee and Son Yun-Hee of Korea (pictured) posted games of 739, 642 and 718 to lead the final squad of the Trios event at the Women's World Championships with 2099 total and an average of 233.22. The Koreans moved into second place in the overall standings after the first block of three games on medium oil. Squad 1 leader Japan held onto the lead with record 2109 pinfall total or an average of 234.33.All 53 trios will return Thursday for the final block on long oil before the cut to the top 4 trios.

2011 WWC

09/07/11

Japan sets new record for three games to take early lead in Trios event Canada's

Caroline Lagrange rolls second 300 game of the 2011 Women's World Championships

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Japan's Natsuki Sasaki, Haruka Matsuda and Kanako Ishimine (l.) rolled games of 719, 677 and 713 en route to lead Squad 1 in the Trios event at the Women's World Championships after the first block on medium oil with record 2109 pinfall total or an average of 234.33. Denmark was second with 2065 followed by Team USA with 2025 and Germany with 1978. Canada's Caroline Lagrange (r.) rolled the second 300 game of the championships.

2011 WWC

09/06/11

Team USA's Pluhowsky, Johnson claim Doubles title at Women's World Championships

Silver for Singapore; USA and Denmark share bronze

2011WWCShannonPluhowskyLizJohnsonRodRoss_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky and Liz Johnson (left, l-r, with Team USA head coach, Rod Ross) flew past Singapore's New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan in the Doubles championship match, 453-392, to give Team USA its first gold medal of the 2011 Women's World Championships Tuesday afternoon at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. The Singaporens got silver while Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kelly Kulick, also United States, and Kamilla Kjeldsen and Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, shared bronze.

2011 WWC

09/06/11

Denmark's Kjeldsen, Jensen shoot big numbers to earn No. 2 seed for the Doubles finals

Danes meet Singapore in the semis; the second match is an all-Team USA affair

 2011WWCMaiGingeJensenKamillaKjeldsen_small.jpgDanes Kamilla Kjeldsen and Mai Ginge Jensen (r-l) were on a record pace after five game in Squad 3 but missed the No. 1 seed for the Doubles finals at the Women's World Championships due to a 367 final game to land in second place with 2855. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kelly Kulick, United States, remained in the lead with 2901 and will take on their team mates Shannon Pluhowsky and Liz Johnson (2780, 4th) in the semis. Singapore's New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan (2789, 3rd) will meet the Danes.

2011 WWC

09/05/11

Team USA's Dorin-Ballard, Kulick set three records on the way to the Doubles lead

Singapore moves into second; USA and Korea slip to third and fourth place with one squad to go

2011WWCKellyKulickCarolynDorinBallard2_small.jpgCarolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kelly Kulick (pictured left, r-l) , United States broke the championship records for one, three and six games en route to lead the Doubles preliminaries at the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, after two of three squads. The Americans finished with a 556 game and a 1536 for games 4-6 to move atop the leaderboard with 2901 pinfall total and an average of 241.75. Singapore moved into second place, whil Squad 1 leader USA and Korea slipped to third and fourth place.

2011 WWC

09/05/11

Team USA's Pluhowsky, Johnson take the lead in Doubles after the first Squad

Korea, Australia, Denmark round out the top 4 with two more squads to go

2011WWCShannonPluhowskyLizJohnson_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky and Liz Johnson (l-r), United States, took the lead in the Doubles preliminaries of the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, after the first of three squads. Defending Hwang Sun-Ok and her team mate Son Yun-Hee were 105 pins behind in second place with 2675. Aussies Lexi Nicoll and Narelle Baker were third with 2612 with Denmark's Sascha Wedel and Rikke Holm Agerbo in fourth with 2586. The top 4 doubles after the oreliminaries will advance to the finals.

2011 WWC

09/04/11

Jacqueline Sijore starts 2011 Women's World Championships with victory in Singles

19-year-old Malaysian shoots 246, 266 to claim the gold medal

2011WWCTop4Singles_small.jpgJacqueline Sijore of Malaysia became the first world champion of the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, when the 19-year-old rookie defeated 2009 World Champion (Team) Son Yun-Hee, Korea, 266-217, Sunday afternoon at Hong Kong Bowling City. In the semifinals, Sijore, seeded fourth, stunned No. 1 seed, Shayna Ng, Singapore, 246-214, while No. 2 Son survived a strong charge by No. 3 Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 279-268.

2011 WWC

09/04/11

Shayna Ng smashes six-game record to earn the No. 1 seed for the Singles finals

Singaporean fires 1601 series to lead Son Yun-Hee, Jacqueline Sijore and Mai Ginge Jensen into the finals

2011WWCShaynaNg_small.jpg2011WWCMaiGingeJensen_small.jpgShayny Ng (l.) of Singapore fired games of 259, 290, 257, 246, 290 and 259 to set a new championship record for six games with 1601 en route to claim the No. 1 seed for the Singles finals of the 2011 Women's World Championships. Ng overtook previous leader and record-holder, Son Yun-Hee of Korea by 105 pins. Son finished second with 1496. Mai Ginge Jensen (r.) of Denmark was second in Squad 3 and tied Jacqueline Sijore, Malaysia, at 1486 to take the last spots for the finals.

2011 WWC

09/03/11

Sijore, Jensen move into second and third place in Singles at Women's World Championships

Son-Yun Hee holds on to the lead after 2/3 squads; O'Keefe is the cut with 1441 (240.17)

2011WWCJacquelineSijore_small.jpg2011WWCAnjaGingeJensen_small.jpgSquad 1 leader Son-Yun Hee of Korea held on to the lead in Singles after the second squad has finished their six-game preliminaries at the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China. Son, who had a record 1496 series, holds a 10-pin lead over Jacqueline Sijore. The Malaysian (l.) led Squad 2 with 1486 (247.67) and was followed by Dane Anja Ginge Jensen (r.), who moved into third place with 1442. Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe fell to fourth place with 1441.

2011 WWC

09/03/11

Korea's Son Yun-Hee sets two Championship records to take the early lead in Singles

O'Keefe, Ng, Guerrero round out the top 4 after the first of three squads

2011WWCSonYunHee_small.jpg2011WWCShannonOKeefe_small.jpgSon Yun-Hee set two championship records in the first Singles squad of the 2011 Women's World Championships. The Korean  Broke the records for three and six games with 771 and 1496, a 240.33 average. Shannon O'Keefe, United States, was 54 pins behind in second place with 1441. Geraldine Ng of Singapore was third with 1431 just one pin ahead of Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia (1430). Only the top 4 competitors will advance to the finals on Sunday afternoon.

2011 WWC

09/02/11

Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs declares open the 2011 Women's World Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 1-11, 2011)

2011WWCOpeningCeremoniesVIPs_small.jpgOn Friday evening,, Sept. 2, at 8.00 p.n. local time, Guest of Honor, Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs, declared open the 2011 Women's World Championships during the Opening Ceremonies at 48-lane Hong Kong Bowling City inside EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. Players, coaches and officials from 33 countries were officially welcomed by HKTBC chairman. Vivien Lau, WTBA President Kevin Dornberger, and the Hon. Timothy Fok, IOC member and President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China.

2011 WWC

08/31/11

Live Coverage, Live Streaming of the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 1-11, 2011)

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The fourth Women's World Championships will be held Sept. 1-11 at 48-lane Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. 169 of the best women bowlers in the world featuring 33 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team event, All Events and Masters. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg In partnership with the World Tenpin Bowling Association and the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, bowling fans around the world will be able to follow the action through Bowlingdigital's Live Coverage and USBC's Live Streaming.

2011 WWC

08/24/11

Team rosters completed for Women's World Championships

169 players and 91 officials from 33 countries to participate in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 1-11, 2011

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee has named that 168 players and 91 officialsfrom 33 countries will participate in the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, from Sept. 1-11. 27 countries will send a full team of six or five players while six countries cannot compete in all disciplines. The list of players features several gold medalists from the 2009 WWC in Las Vegas spearheaded by two-time gold medalists Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia and Korea's Hwang Sun-Ok. Bowlingdigital will cover the 2011 Women's World Championships live from Hong Kong.

2011 WWC

08/17/11

Bahamas, Moldova, Puerto Rico withdraw from Women's World Championships

172 players from 33 countries to participate in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 1-11, 2011

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 2011 Women's World Championships has informed that Bahamas, Moldova, and Puerto Rico have decided not to participate in Hong Kong China. The withdrawal brings the number of participating countries and territories to 33. 172 players and 92 officials are registered for the nine-day competition which takes place at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City, a 40-laner located at EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay, from Saturday Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Bowlingdigital will cover the 2011 WWC live from Hong Kong.

2011 WWC

08/12/11

Organizing committee announces Schedule of Events for Women's World Championships

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee has announced the Schedule of Events for the Women's World Championships to be held in September in Hong Kong, China. The nine-day competition takes place at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City from Saturday Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Due to the lower number of participating countries (36) and players (approx. 185), the schedule was trimmed almost every day by a couple of hours. There will be three Singles and Doubles squads, two squads in Trios and the five-player teams will compete all together.

Upcoming in September

07/11/11

Upcoming in September Live Coverage of the 2011 Women's World Championships

Extended deadline for the confirmation of participation ends Friday, July 15th

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The 2011 WTBA Women's World Championships will be held from Sept. 2-11, 2011 in Hong Kong, China. 29 out 40 countries that have intended to participate have sent the entry forms to the organizing committee. The extended deadline for the confirmation of participation ends this Friday, July 15th, 2011. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Open live all the way through to the arena finals. BOWL.com will provide live streaming of all qualifying rounds, semifinals and finals.

2011 WWC

07/01/11

HKTBC releases final Bulletin No. 3 for the 2011 WTBA Women's World Championships

HKTBC president Vivien Lau honored by Hong Kong SAR Government; entry deadline extended to July 15th

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The 2011 WTBA Women's World Championships will be held from Sept. 2-11, 2011 in Hong Kong, China. Approximately will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-player Team, All Events and Masters. The hostfederation Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress has release the final Bulletin No. 3 and also announced that the deadline to enter the Championships was extended to July 15th. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Open live all the way through to the arena finals.

2011 WWC

06/22/11

Team USA roster announced for Hong Kong Women's World Championships

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg TeamUSALogo_small.jpgThe Team USA women's squad has been selected for the 2011 World Tenpin Bowling Association Women's World Championships and bowling fans will be able to watch the action live on BOWL.com. The Women's World Championships are scheduled to take place Sept. 3-11 in Hong Kong and the United States Bowling Congress will provide free live streaming of the event from start to finish.

WTBA News

05/20/11

WTBA to hold Symposium on Anti-Doping and Sport Science Support in Hong Kong

First of a series of educational seminars for athletes, coaches and officials scheduled for Sept. 1

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed its member federations that WTBA will be conducting a Symposium on Anti-Doping and Sport Science Support during the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong. This symposium is the first of a series of educational seminars for bowling athletes, coaches and officials and is free of charge for all participants. It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. through 5.30 p.m. in the auditorium of E-Max Mall in Kowloon Bay.

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