It's down to four for the Masters medal round at Men's World Championships

    12/14/14

    2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

    Choi vs. Fagan, Park vs. Kang to square off in the semi-finals starting at 15.00 GST live on BowlTV

    2014MWCMastersChoiBokeum.jpg2014MWCMastersParkJongwoo.jpgDoubles and Team World Champions Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo of Korea secured the No. 1 and No. 2 seed for the medal round in Masters at the Men's World Championships well before the last game in round robin match play Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Bokeum (pictured left), who won a third gold medal in All-Events, won six of his seven games en route to finish atop the leaderboard with 8891 total including 120 bonus pins (20 pins per win) and an average of 237.07 for 37 games. Bokeum had four games between 223 and 228 and high games of 262, 269 and 289.

    Jongwoo (right), a three-time Asian Games gold medalist (Team, All-Events and Masters) was 149 pins behind in second place with 8669 including a 4-3 won-lost record.

    2014MWCMastersKangHeewon.jpg2014MWCMastersMikeFagan.jpgTheir team mate Kang Heewon (left) grabbed the No. 3 seed with a 212-191 win over Martin Larsen from Sweden in the last game. Heewon finished with 8520 including 80 bonus.

    Team USA's Mike Fagan (right) and Tommy Jones battled it out for the fourth and final spot to advance. Jones won his last game against Jongwoo, 236-208, to add 20 bonus, while Fagan lost to Choi, 193-225, but Fagan maintained an 18-pin lead to bowl for the medals, 8455-8437.

    Larsen missed the medal round by 26 pins in sixth place with 8429. He also finished fifth in Singles and Doubles, sixth in Trios and fourth in All-Events.

    Jason Belmonte of Australia was seventh on 8365 with Shin Seunghyeon of Korea in eighth place on 8174.

    No. 1 Choi will bowl No. 4 Fagan and No. 2 Park meets No. 3 Kang in a one-game semi-final match starting at 15.000 Gulf Standard Time (GST). The winners bowl for gold and silver while the losers share the bronze medal.

    2014MWCLogo2.jpg 2014WorldBowlingLogo.jpg The 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships will be held from December 4-15 at 40-lane Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 272 players from 49 countries participate in the event.

    The Championships, hosted by World Bowling Tenpin, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, is open to all WTBA Member Federations who are currently paid up members of World Bowling and their respective zone (PABCON, ETBF, and ABF).

    Maximum six men per country 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).

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will provide on-site coverage from Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi including reports, photos and results starting with the Singles event all the way through to the Masters finals on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress provides live streaming of the entire event on BowlTV. Live Scoring can be found on the official Website and on the website of World Bowling

    2014MWCAtlanta38.jpg 2014MWCTokyo43.jpg In accordance with the World Bowling Tenpin Playing Rules, the 2014 Men's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern, the 38 ft. Atlanta pattern and the 43 ft. Tokyo pattern, a medium and a long pattern from the World Bowling bank of patterns.

    The Championships are the fourth World Championships for men only since the world's governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling has decided at the WTBA congress in the year 2003 to split the men's and women's events .

    The 2006 MWC took place in Busan, Korea (on 33 ft. Sydney and 43 ft. Tokyo pattern), and was followed by Bangkok, Thailand in 2008 (on 34 ft. Stockholm and 43 ft. Tokyo pattern) and Munich, Germany in 2010 (38 ft. Atlanta and 43 ft. Tokyo pattern).

     


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    2014 Men's World Championships - Masters Round Robin Match Play


    Seven games on dual lane condition (left lane long oil, right lane medium oil) with the previous 30-game total being carried forward. 20 bonus pins per win, 10 for each tie. Top 4 advance to the medal round.