Bodo Konieczny sets the pace in Men's Singles at the 2013 Bowling World Championships


    2013 World Championships

    German shoots 1368 including the first 300 game of the championships; two Koreans and one Malaysian round out the top four in Squad 1/2; Venezuelan Luis Eduardo Rovaina shoots the second perfecto

    2013WCBodoKonieczny3.jpg2013WCSeungHyeonShin.jpgBodo Konieczny (pictured left) of Germany rolled the first 300 game of the 2013 combined adult Bowling World Championships en route to take the lead after the first squad in Men's Singles at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev.

    Konieczny, who won two bronze medals at the last Men's World Championships in Munich in 2010 (Doubles and Team), sandwiched the perfecto between two 201 games and closed out the six game block on the 33-feet Sydney lane conditioning pattern with 265, 207 and 194 to lead the field of 108 bowlers with 1368 total and an average of 228.00.



    2013WCChoiBokEum.jpg2013WCTimmyTan2.jpgPlaces two and three belonged to Koreans Shin Seung-Hyeon (above right) and Choi Bok-Eum Choi. Shin rebounded from a slow start (174, 180) with 249, 263, 254 and 245 (1011) to move into second place with 1365 (227.50).

    Choi (left), silver medalist in Singles in Munich, had four 230s and low games of 215 and 187 to land in third place with 1343.

    18-year-old Timmy Tan (right) of Malaysia had high games of 258 in the third and 264 in the last game to help grab fourth place with 1335 and an average of 222.50. Only the top four players at the end of the qualifying will advance to the playoffs.

    2013WCAlexdeVries.jpg2013WCJohnJanawicz.jpgAlex de Vries (left), Netherlands, who led the field after five games with 1183 including a 278 game, slipped all the way out of the top 4 behind a 148 final game. De Vries totaled 1331 to land in fifth place.

    Rounding out the top 10 in Squad were Alex Liew, Malaysia (6th, 1329), Georgios Stefanidis, Greece (7th, 1329), Kim Ju-Young, Korea (8th, 1308), Adrian Ang, Malaysia (9th, 216.17) and Frederik √ėhrgaard, Denmark (10th, 1293).

    Team USA's John Janawicz (right) was the best bowler from the host country in 11th place with 1291. Canada's Dan MacLelland, who bowls full-time on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour, was six pins behind in 12th place with 1285.

    2013WCPaulTrotterJasonBelmonte.jpg2013WCMikeFagan.jpgPBA stars Jason Belmonte (pictured left with Paul Trotter, left) of Australia, the front-runner in the Player of the Year race this season, and Mike Fagan (right), United States, had a rough start into the tournament finishing Squad 1 in 27th and 35th place with 133 and 1220, respectively.

    Luis Eduardo Rovaina (below right) of Venezuela set another highlight when he finished his series with the tournament's second 300 game, which propelled him into 26th place with 1241 total.

    Squad B bowlers will complete the Men's Singles qualifying Monday afternoon. The playoffs are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. PDT.


    2013WCLogo.jpg 2013WCLuisEduardoRovaina2.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships run from Aug. 16 thru 31, 2013 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. in the Las Vegas area. The Championships will award medals in six disciplines - Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.

    The entire competition will be broadcast live on's BowlTV. Bowling fans will be able to watch live and on demand for free. The schedule is available at


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