WTBA publishes Bulletin No. 3 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

    11/20/14

    2014 MWC

    50 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 274 players to bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Teams, All-Events and Masters

    2014MWCLogo2.jpg Bulletin No. 3 for the 2014 Men's World Championships has been published today by the World Tenpin Bowling Association including a revised preliminary schedule and various information such as mandatory interviews for squad leaders and finalists and an the scheduling of an extra meeting.

    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, United Arab Emirates.

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

    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).

    As of November 20, 50 countries have registered and nominated 274 players for the event:

    Asian Bowling Federation (ABF)
    22 - Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, Hong Kong, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazachstan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, China, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taipei Chinese, Uzbekhistan and host United Arab Emirates.

    European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF)
    20 - Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Wales.

    Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON)
    8 - Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and United States.

    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.

    Included in Bulletin No. 3 is:
    1. Revised Preliminary Schedule (as of Nov. 15)
    2. Transportation and services
    3. Various (www.ADWTBC.com, registered countries, ball registration, mandatory interviews for squad leaders and finalists, unofficial practice)
    4. Flags and National anthems
    5. Extra Meeting (immediately after Team Managers Meeting)

    Downloads:
    2014 MWC Bulletin No. 3
    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; Opening Ceremonies (starting at 1 p.m.), Team Manager's Meeting (starting at 4. p.m.); Extra Meeting
    • Friday, December 5, 2014 - Official Practice (four squads)
    • Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Singles Squads 1-3 (long oil)
    • Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Singles Squad 4; Semifinals and Finals (long oil); Medal Ceremony
    • Monday, December 8, 2014 Doubles Squads 1-3 (medium oil)
    • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Doubles Squad 4; 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 A & B 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)

    2013WCSinglesMenTop4a.jpgSingles
    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.

     


    2013WCDoublesMenTop4.jpgDoubles
    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.

     


    2013WCTriosMenTop4.jpgTrios
    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.

     


    2013WCMensTeamFinalFinland.jpgTeam
    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.

     


    2013WCMenAllEventsMedalists.jpg 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

     


    2013WCMenMastersTop4.jpg 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.