World Bowling News Overview

2014 World Bowling Tour

03/04/14

Kelly Kulick, Sean Rash lead WBT Points Standings after USBC Masters, Emir Cup

2014PBAKellyKulick_small.jpg2014PBASeanRash_small.jpgThe United States' Kelly Kulick (l.) and Sean Rash (.) continue to lead their respective divisions in the World Bowling Tour points standings after the recently concluded USBC Masters and the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar. Kulick, who picked up double points for her first-place finish among women at the USBC Masters, a WBT "major", has opened up a huge lead on the rest of the field. Rash continues to lead the men's division by a narrow margin over Mika Koivuniemi of Finland.

2014 WBT #7

02/28/14

Chris Barnes strikes out in 9th and 10th frame to win The H.H. Emir Cup 2014

Barnes beats Singapore's New Hui Fen by 10 pins to capture his 17th PBA title, his third World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize

2014HHEmirCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, defeated Singapore women's national team member New Hui Fen in two games total pins, 493-483, en route to win The H.H. Emir Cup 2014 Friday evening at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Barnes, who turned 44 three days ago, made himself a belated birthday present pocketing 25 Grand for the victory. It was his second PBA international title and the 17th PBA title of his illustrious career as well as his third title on the World Bowling Tour.

2014 WYC

02/09/14

Deadline fast approaching to declare intention to participate in 2014 World Youth Championships

WTBA reminds all federations that the deadline for sending Form A to the host of the 2014 Hong Kong World Youth Championships is February 15

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association reminds all federations that the deadline for sending Form A (intention to participate or not) to the host of the 2014 World Youth Championships is February 15. The Championships will take place from August 6-15 in Hong Kong, China. The WTBA ask all federations to turn in Form A even they do not intend to participate. For more infortmation contact the host at wyc2014@hktbc.org.hk or visit the official website www.wyc2014.com.

Israel

02/02/14

Israel announces Team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi

2014ISRTeamfor2014MWC_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six-player team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Israeli Team Trials concluded Saturday, February 1, at the bowling center of Petach Tikva. The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from November 8-19 at 40-lane Khalifa Bowling Stadium in Zayed Sports City. In the past, Israeli players were denied a visa by the UAE, and thus prevented Israel from playing at the 1999 Worlds.

2014 WYC

01/20/14

Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 1 for 13th World Youth Championships

South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre, Hong Kong, China (August 6-15, 2014)

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships has released Bulletin No. 1. The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society World Youth Championships will be held from August 6-15, 2014 at 40-lane South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In cooperation with the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) and the BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgHong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, Bowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

2014 WBT Point Rankings

01/14/14

Big win for Mika Koivuniemi helps him narrow gap on Sean Rash in WBT Standings

2013EBT14MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpg201213PBA20ObstacleBowlingSeanRash_small.jpgSean Rash (l.) of the United States may hold the lead in the World Bowling Tour points standings, but Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (r.) is right behind him after winning the Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki over the weekend. Rash, who did not compete in Helsinki, has 657 points, while Koivuniemi picked up 50 points for the victory in his home country to move to 652 points. It was a record fourth victory at the Ballmaster for Koivuniemi.

2014 World Bowling Tour

12/19/13

Sean Rash, Kelly Kulick lead World Bowling Tour Points List after GCC Swing

201213PBASeanRash_small.jpg201213PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgAfter three recently concluded stops in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), Americans Sean Rash (l.) and Kelly Kulick hold the lead in the points standings on the 2014 World Bowling Tour. The tournaments took place in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Doha (QAT) and in Riyadh (KSA). Rash, who did not compete in the GCC Swing, still leads the men's rankings with 663 points, but Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (r.) is hot on his heels with 637 points after bowling in all three events.

Saudi Arabia / 2014 WBT #4

12/16/13

Tommy Jones shoots big games to win the 7th Kingdom International Open

PBA star defeats Hong Kong's Michael Mak twice to win his third World Bowling Tour title, the 15th PBA title of his career and $25,000

2013KSAOTommyJones3_small.jpgTommy Jones (pictured), United States, rolled two big games in the championship match of the 7th Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to defeat top-seeded Michael Mak of Hong Kong twice en route to win the title and the $25,000 top prize. It was the third World Bowling Tour title for Jones and also his 15th career PBA title. Jones defeated Mak, 247-218, to force a decider. In a strike fest, Jones sealed the victory with 268-258 win.

2013 EBT #19 / 2014 WBT #3

12/10/13

Dominic Barrett wins his 8th EBT and 3rd PBA title in 13th Qatar Bowling Open

2013EBT15DominicBarrett3_small.jpg2013EBT15MatthiasOlsson_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.) of England rolled two consistent big games in the title match of the 13th Qatar Bowling Open Tuesday evening at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha en route to win the title and the 30.000 Euro top prize. Barrett, who entered the four-man playoffs as the No. 1 seed, fired games of 257 and 258 to defeat No. 3 seed, Mattias Olsson (r.) of Sweden, 515-467, in two games total pins format. Olsson received 14.400 Euro for second place.

2014 World Bowling Tour #2

12/06/13

Thomas Larsen wins his first PBA title in 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour event

Top seeded Dane defeats PBA Player of the Year contender Mika Koivuniemi in the deciding game to earn the 110,000 Dirham ($29,945) top prize

2013EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark defeated Danish national team coach and two-time PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi of Finland, in the deciding game to win his first PBA title in 1st Abu Dhabi World Bowling Tour event, Friday in Abu Dhabi, UAE. No. 1 seed Larsen, who had to be defeated twice to win the title, lost the first game, 280-239, but rebounded with 247-204 win in game two to seal the victory. Larsen walked away with the 110,000 Dirham ($29,945). Koivuniemi pocketed 70.000 AED ($19,055).

2013 BWC

11/23/13

Or Aviram wins first-ever Bowling World Cup for Israel

No. 3 seed defeats Alexei Parshukov (Russia) and Guy Caminsky (South Africa) on his way to the men's title; USA wins the Bent Petersen trophy for top country

2013BWCGuyCaminsky5_small.jpg2013BWCOrAviram6_small.jpgOr Aviram (l.) became the first Israeli bowler to win a Bowling World Cup title when he defeated Guy Caminsky (r.) of South Africa, two-games-to-one, in the men's title match of the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. Aviram, seeded third, defeated Alexei Parshukov of the host country Russia, 2-0, for the right to bowl tournament leader Caminsky for the title.

2013 BWC

11/23/13

Caroline Lagrange goes wire-to-wire to win women's title at 49th Bowling World Cup

Canadian defeats Singapore Cherie Tan in the title match to capture her second World Cup title; Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic finishes third

2013BWCCherieTan5_small.jpg2013BWCCarolineLagrange7_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (l.) of Canada went wire-to-wire at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup capturing her second World Cup title Saturday at Sharovaya Molniya Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. In the title match, Lagrange defeated Cherie Tan (r.) of Singapore in best-of-three games format, two-games-to-one. In the opening match, Tan swept Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic, 2-0.

2013 BWC

11/22/13

Peter Hellström leads top eight men into Round Robin at 49th Bowling World Cup

Swede averages 243.34 for 32 games; Team USA's John Szczerbinski rolls the field-best 1994 series (249.25 average); Nino Stenko (SLO) and Joel Tan (SIN) bring the number of 300s in this event to 16; Or Aviram (ISR) and Humberto Vazquez (MEX) shoot 299; cut number for 8th place is 7612 (237.88)

2013BWCPeterHellstrom5_small.jpg 2013BWCNinoStenko_small.jpgPeter Hellström (l.) of Sweden averaged 243.34 for 32 games to lead the top 8 men into round robin match play of the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Hellström had eight games between 255 and 214 in Friday's Round of 24 for 1895 pinfall and 7787 overall. Nino Stenko (r.) of Slovenia and Joel Tan of Singapore each rolled a 300 game bringing the total number of perfect games in this year's event  to 16.

2013 BWC

11/22/13

Canada's Caroline Lagrange stays atop the women's leaderboard as the field is cut to 8

Two-time champ Aumi Guerra (DOM) narrows the gap to 120 pins heading into round robin match play; Finn Roosa Lundén rolls the 14th 300 game of the 49th World Cup; the 8th and final berth goes to Luminita Farkas Bucin (ROM/221.16 average)

2013BWCCarolineLagrange2_small.jpg2013BWCRoosaLunden2_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange of Canada (l.) averaged 231.63 in the Round of 24 and stayed atop the women's leaderboard in the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as the field was cut to the top 8. With the 24-game qualifying pinfall carried over, Lagrange toppled 1853 pins for 7809 overall, an average of 244.03 for 32 games. Roosa Lundén (r.) of Finland used the field-best 1942 series including the tournaments 14th 300 game to move from eighth to sixth place.

2013 BWC

11/21/13

Peter Hellström regains lead to earn high qualifier honors at Bowling World Cup

Swede averages 245.50 for 24 games as the field was cut to the top 24 men; Mats Maggi (BEL) rolls the lone 1500-series including the tournament's 13th 300 game; another 13 players surpass the 1400-mark and 26 more crack the 1300-bar; cut for 24th place is 5465 (227.71 average)

2013BWCPeterHellstrom2_small.jpg2013BWCMatsMaggi_small.jpgPeter Hellström (l.) of Sweden left it until the last two games to regain control of the 74-player field en route to earn high qualifier honors in the men's division with 5892 and an average of 245.50 for 24 games. Hellström rolled 1313 in the last six-game block but was able to weather a strong charge by Mats Maggi (r.) of Belgium (1502 including a 300 game) to hang onto the fourth round lead as the field was cut to the top 24.

2013 BWC

11/21/13

Caroline Lagrange wins women's qualifying at 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Canadian shoots her second 1500-series in the fourth round to widen her lead to 205 pins; Filipino Maria Lourdes Arles rolls the 12th 300 game of the tournament and the second by a woman; the field is cut to the top 24 players; cut for 24th place is 5002 (208.42 average)

2013BWCCarolineLagrange_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (pictured) of Canada rolled her second 1500-series in the fourth round of the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday at Sharovaya Molniya bowling center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, to win the women's qualifying as the 64-player field was cut to the top 24. Lagrange, who is looking for her second World Cup title after her victory four years ago, toppled 15956 pins, an average of 248.17 for 24 games. There were no changes in the top 6 in this round and the top 24 players remained the same.

2013 BWC

11/20/13

Hellström, Parshukov, Caminsky roll 1500-series to lead the third round in men's qualifying

Sweden's Peter Hellström averages 254.39 for 18 games to lead the men's division by 182 pins heading into the final qualifying block on Thursday; another 16 players shoot 1400-series; just 18 of 74 players average under 200; Aviram, Kalika, Sloan bring the total number of 300 games to record 11; cut for 24th place is 4117 (228.72 average)

2013BWCPeterHellstrom3_small.jpg2013BWCOrAviram_small.jpgPeter Hellström (l.) of Sweden, who leads the men's division at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup since the first day, began to pull away on Wednesday. Hellström rolled his third consecutive 1500-series and the highest of three 1500-series today to lead the 74-player field with 4579 and an average of 254.39 for 18 games. Or Aviram (r.), Israel, Mykhaylo Kalika, Ukraine, and Ireland's Christopher Sloan brought the  number of 300 games to record 11.

2013 BWC

11/20/13

Caroline Lagrange shoots the first 300 game by a woman on Day Three Qualifying at BWC

Canadian rolls the highest series of the day (1490) to widen her lead to 162 pins; the third six-game block of the women's division features six 1400-series and 14 1300-series; cut for 24th place is currently 3750 (208.5 average)

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2013BWCAumiGuerra2_small.jpgA pair of World Cup champions lead the 64-player women's field into the final day of qualifying in the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. 2009 champion Caroline Lagrange (l.) rolled the highest series in the third round Wednesday morning to widen her lead to 162 pins. Lagrange toppled 1490 pins including the first 300 game by a woman in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 2010 & 2011 winner Aumi Guerra (r.) of the Dominican Republic moved into second place with 4287.

2013 BWC

11/19/13

Cherie Tan, Aumi Guerra lead the women's second qualifying round at 49th Bowling World Cup

Canada's Caroline Lagrange also rolls a 1400 series to maintain a 99-pin lead as qualifying reaches the halfway point; another 14 players crack the 1300-mark; cut for 24th place is currently 2484 (207 average)

2013BWCCarolineLagrange_small.jpg2013BWCCherieTan_small.jpgOvernight leader Caroline Lagrange (l.) of Canada posted the third-highest 1449 series in the second round of qualifying to maintain her lead in the women's division of the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup currently underway at Sharovaya Molniya bowling center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. Singapore's Cherie Tan (r.) and Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic topped Lagrange on Wednesday to narrow the gap to 99 and 123 pins, respectively.

2013 BWC

11/19/13

Swede Peter Hellström shoots another 1500-series to widen his lead in Men's World Cup

Scores are going through the roof in Siberia; second qualifying block features four 1500-series including a record 1599 by Mats Maggi (BEL), 16 1400-series and 14 1300-series; Tore Torgersen (NOR) rolls back-to-back 300; another two 300s bring the total number of perfectos to seven; cut for 24th place is 2720 (226.67 average)

2013BWCMatsMaggi_small.jpg2013BWCToreTorgersen300_small.jpgScores went through the roof in the men's second qualifying block of the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Four men cracked the 1500-bar while another 16 players had 1400-series. Mats Maggi (l.) of Belgium fired a 1599 series, an average of 266.50, to set a new record for six games. Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway reeled of 24 consecutive strikes to become the first player in BWC history with back-to-back 300s.

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