Onsite coverage of the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup


    Starting This Weekend

    Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Nov. 13-20, 2015)



    2015BWCSamsTownatNight.jpgThe 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 13-20 at the 56-lane Sam's Town bowling center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    156 players, 85 men and 71 women, from 87 countries have registered, making the World Cup tenpin bowling's largest event in terms of number of countries competing.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Las Vegas including reports, photos and results after each round.

    Onsite coverage will commence on Saturday, November 14th with the opening ceremony and concludes on Thursday 19th with the stepladder finals. Men and women will bowl in separate divisions.

    The 2015 World Cup features the following countries:
    Aruba, Australia, Azores, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Catalonia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Wales, and the host country United States.

    2014BWCChrisBarnes8.jpg The 40th BWC in Singapore in 2004 holds the record for the most countries (95) and the most male players (93), while the 46th BWC in Toulon, France, drew the most players (167) including the most women (76).

    It marks the third time in history that the Bowling World Cup visits the United States. The 17th edition was held in 1981 in New York (Champions: Robert Worall, USA, and Pauline Smith, Great Britain) and the 35th BWC was held in 1999, also at Sam's Town (champions: Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, and Amanda Bradley, Australia).

    2014BWCClaraGuerrero8.jpg Last year's World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, drew 152 players, 82 men and 70 women, from 85 countries. The 50th anniversary event was won by Clara Juliana Guerrero (left) of Colombia and Chris Barnes (right) of the United States.

    Guerrero will be in Las Vegas to defend her title trying to become just the sixth women with multiple BWC titles.



    The five women, who have accomplished the feat, are Jeanette Baker, Australia (1982, 83); Pauline Smith, Great Britain (1981, 93); Shannon Pluhowsky, USA (2002, 04); Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic (2010, 11) and Caroline Lagrange, Canada (2009, 13).

    Pluhowsky and Guerra will also be in Las Vegas targeting to win their third World Cup. Baker and Guerra are the only players, men and women, who have successfully defended a World Cup title.

    The fourth World Cup champion in the women's field is Kerry Ryan-Ciach of Canada, who captured the title in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in the year 2003.

    2015EBT14MarkusJansson.jpg2015MacauOpenWuSiuHong.jpgAmong the favorites in the men's division are former World Champions Joonas Jehkinen of Finland, Biboy Rivera of the Philippines and Michael Little, Australia; Asian Games gold medalist Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia; European champion Bjørn Einar Rudshagen of Norway; Asian Champion Wu Siu Hong (left) of Hong Kong; Arab Champions Mubarak Al Muraikhi of Qatar and Shaker Al Hassan, United Arab Emirates; South American champion and PBA bowler Ildemaro Ruiz Jr. of Venezuela; and World Youth champions Markus Jansson (right) of Sweden and Kamrom Doyle, United States.

    Four-time World Cup champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, who has won record four titles (1976, 1980, 1992 and 1996), Michael Schmidt of Canada (2005, 10) and Arne Svein Strøm of Norway (1977, 1982) are the only multiple men's champions.

    2015BWCLogo.jpg All competitors at the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will bowl 24 qualifying games over three days, before the field is cut to the top 24 for eight additional games. The 32-game pinfall totals will determine the 8 players for the round-robin match-play portion of the tournament, after which the top three will advance to the stepladder finals based on their 40-game totals.

    The United States Bowling Congress will provide live streaming on BowlTV.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg BowlTV Live Schedule:
    (All times Eastern; subject to change)
    Nov. 15, 10:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Qualifying Round 1
    Nov. 16, 10:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Qualifying Round 2
    Nov. 17, 10:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Qualifying Round 3
    Nov. 18, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Round of 24
    Nov. 19, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Round of 8
    Nov. 19, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Stepladder Finals


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    2015 BWC Schedule at a Glance

    • Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 - Arrival, Acclimatization, Unofficial Practice, Ball Control
    • Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 - Ball Control, Official Practice, Bowlers' Briefing; Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
    • Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 - Qualifying Day 1 (Games 1-8)
    • Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 - Qualifying Day 2 (Games 9-16)
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 - Qualifying Day 3 (Games 17-24); Cut to Top 24 Men and Women
    • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 - Round of 24 (Games 25-32); Cut to Top 8 Men and Women
    • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - Round Robin Match Play (Games 33-40); Cut to Top 3 Men and Women
    • Semifinal & Finals; Presentation of Trophies; Victory Banquet
    • Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 - Departure
    To view the detailed schedule please click here.


    51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Registered Players (as of Nov. 12, 2015)