Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is out

    09/24/14

    2014 Men's World Championships

    As of Sept. 23, 24 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE; championship registration and hotel registration deadlines are Oct. 1; a long and a medium pattern will be used for the Championships

    2014MWCLogo.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) has released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships giving an update on visa information, championship registration and hotel registration deadlines (Oct. 1, 2014). Bulletin No. 1 has been released in April 2014.

    The Championships, hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, will be held December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    2011WTBALogo.jpgAll WTBA Member Federations who are currently paid up members of FIQ, WTBA and their respective zone (PABCON, ETBF, and ABF) are illegible to participate.

    As of September 23, 24 countries have registered:
    Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Wales, and the host country United Arab Emirates.

    Federations, who miss the deadlines for Form A (Entry Form) and B (Hotel Registration Form), may not be accommodated at the official hotel (Centro Capital Centre) or cannot expect the special hotel rates. Entry fees must be paid to WTBA no later than Oct. 15.

    Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 9-day competition (Dec. 6-14).

    In accordance with the WTBA Playing Rules, the 2014 Men's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern. Technical Delegate Marios Nicolaides of Cyprus will choose a long and a medium pattern from the World Bowling bank of patterns.

    The specific lane patterns within the two categories will be announced at the Team Managers' Meeting on December 4.

    Bulletin No. 2 contains the following:
    • Preliminary Schedule
    • Hotel (Centro Capital Centre) and Transportation
    • Various Information (Official Website, Lane Pattern, Registered Countries, Ball Registration)
    • Visa Information
    • Various fees (entry fee, supporters fee, prepayment of fees)
    • Forms (A-E, G) and Deadlines

    Downloads:
    2014 MWC Bulletin No. 2
    2014 MWC Bulletin No. 1
    2014 MWC Form A-H

     


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    2014 Men's World Championships - Preliminary Schedule at a glance


    • Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - unofficial practice
    • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - unofficial practice
    • Thursday, December 4, 2014 last day of arrival; unofficial practice; team manager's meeting; opening ceremony
    • Friday, December 5, 2014 - Official Practice (five squads)
    • Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Singles Squads 1-3 (long oil)
    • Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Singles Squads 4 & 5; Semifinals and Finals (long oil); Medal Ceremony
    • Monday, December 8, 2014 Doubles Squads 1-3 (medium oil)
    • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Doubles Squads 4 & 5; Semifinals and Finals (medium oil); Medal Ceremony
    • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Trios Squads 1-3 Block 1 (long oil)
    • Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Trios Squads 1-3 Block 2 (medium oil), Semifinals and Finals
    • Friday, December 12, 2014 - Team Squads 1-2 Block 1 (long oil); Trios Medal Ceremony
    • Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Team Squads 1-2 Block 2 (medium oil), Semifinals and Finals, Medal Ceremony
    • Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Masters Finals, All-Events and Masters Medal Ceremony; Banquet
    • Monday, December 15, 2014 - Departure

     


    2013 Combined World Championships - Men's Division Medalists


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

    2013WCLogo.jpg Singles
    1. Bill O'Neill, United States, 409 (2 games)
    2. Bodo Konieczny, Germany, 401 (2 games)
    3. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 183 (1 game)
    3. Shin Seung-Hyeon, Korea, 155 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 O'Neill def. No. 4 Shin, 181-155
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Konieczny def. No. 2 Larsen, 209-183
    Championship Match: O'Neill def. Konieczny, 228-192.

     


    Doubles
    1. United States (John Szczerbinski, Chris Barnes), 1041 (2 games)
    2. Finland (Pasi Uotila, Osku Palermaa), 953 (2 games)
    3. United States (John Janawicz, Mike Fagan), 458 (1 game)
    3. Finland (Joonas Jehkinen, Petteri Salonen), 453 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 Finland - Uotila (265)/Palermaa (215) def. No. 4 Finland - Jehkinen (234)/Salonen (219), 480-453
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 United States - Szczerbinski (248)/Barnes (224) def. No. 2 United States - Janawicz (268)/Fagan (190), 472-458
    Championship Match: United States - Szczerbinski (290)/Barnes (279) def. Finland - Uotila (247)/Palermaa (226), 569-473.

     


    Trios
    1. Canada (Mark Buffa, Francois Lavoie, Patrick Girard), 1322 (2 games)
    2. Korea (Choi Bok-Eum, Cho Young-Seon, Kim Jun-Yung), 1301 (2 games)
    3. United States (Bill O'Neill, Tommy Jones, Chris Barnes), 579 (1 game)
    3. Colombia (Edward Rey, Oscar Rodriguez, Santiago Mejia), 444 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Canada - Buffa (194), Lavoie (211), Girard (196) def.
    No. 1 United States - O'Neill (157), Jones (204), Barnes (218), 601-579
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Korea - Choi (185), Cho (246), Kim (268) def.
    No. 2 Colombia - Rey (151), Rodriguez (183), Mejia (110), 699-444
    Championship Match: Canada - Buffa (279), Lavoie (258), Girard (184) def.
    Korea - Choi (183), Cho (233), Kim (186), 721-602.

     


    Team
    1. Finland (Perttu Jussila, Tony Ranta, Petteri Salonen, Pasi Uotila, Osku Palermaa, Joonas Jehkinen), 2284 (2 games)
    2. United States (John Janawicz, Mike Fagan, Bill O'Neill, Tommy Jones, Chris Barnes, John Szczerbinski), 2176 (2 games)
    3. Korea (Choi Bok-Eum, Cho Young-Seon, Shin Seung-Hyeon, Park Jong-Woo, Kim Jun-Yung, Kim Ju-Young), 976 (1 game)
    3. Denmark (Jimmy Mortensen, Frederik √ėhrgaard, Mik Stampe, Carsten Warming Hansen, Thomas Larsen, Jesper Agerbo), 973 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1 (short oil):
    No. 4 Finland - Jussila (199), Ranta (248), Salonen (199), Uotila (267), Palermaa (188) def.
    No. 1 Korea - Bok-Eum (181), Young-Seon (203), Seung-Hyeon (176), Jong-Woo (213), Jun-Yung (203), 1101-976
    Semifinal Match 2 (long oil):
    No. 2 United States - Janawicz (205), Fagan (204), O'Neill (193), Jones (223), Barnes (225) def.
    No. 3 Denamrk - Mortensen (198), √ėhrgaard (156), Stampe (226), Hansen (191), Larsen (202), 1050-973
    Championship Match (long oil):
    Finland - Jussila (206), Ranta (236), Salonen (258), Uotila (279), Palermaa (204) def.
    United States - Janawicz (194), Szczerbinski (192), O'Neill (248), Jones (257), Barnes (235), 1183-1126.

     


    All Events (24-game total and average)
    1. Chris Barnes, United States, 5609, 233.71
    2. Cho Young-Seon, Korea, 5399, 224.96
    3. Bill O'Neill, United States, 5370, 223.75

     


    Masters
    1. Cho Young-Seon, Korea, 491 (2 games)
    2. Chris Barnes, United States, 421 (2 games)
    3. Shin Seung-Hyeon, Korea, 223 (1 game)
    3. Kim Jun-Yung, Korea, 214 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 Barnes def. No. 4 Jun-Yung, 226-214
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 2 Young-Seon def. No. 3 Seung-Hyeon, 237-223
    Championship: Young-Seon def. Barnes, 254-195.