Mika Koivuniemi, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard win 2011 World Bowling Tour point ranking

    10/24/11

    WBT News

    Field set for World Bowling Tour Finals Nov. 17 in Las Vegas

    2011DeajeonMikaKoivuniemi2.jpg2011WWCCarolynDorinBallard.jpgThe finalists for the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the Professional Bowlers Association were determined Oct. 22 after the conclusion of the AMF Australian Masters - the final event on the 2011 World Bowling Tour.

    The top three players in the final World Bowling Tour points list in both the men's and women's divisions advanced to the World Bowling Tour Finals, which will take place Nov. 17 in Las Vegas with a total prize fund of $40,000. The event will be aired nationally in the United States.

    Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (pictured left) took the top spot in the men's rankings with 198 points, while the United States' Sean Rash was second with 142 points. Jason Belmonte of Australia finished third with 120 points.

    On the women's side, the United States' Carolyn Dorin-Ballard finished first with 145 ranking points. A pair of Swedes were next with Nina Flack in second at 120 and Sandra Andersson third with 111 points.

    The World Bowling Tour was made up of various events around the world throughout the course of 2011. Players earned points based on how they finished in the event and those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top three men and top three women who will compete in the World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the Professional Bowlers Association.

    The finalists will bowl a stepladder finals format in their respective divisions. The prize money for each division is the same, with the winner taking $10,000, second place earning $6,000 and third place winning $4,000.

    The World Tenpin Bowling Association, which is made up of 115 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA and the World Bowling Tour, visit WorldTenpinBowling.com.

     


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