World Bowling News Overview

2013 World Championships

08/23/13

Teams USA's O'Neill, Jones and Barnes set the tone in Men's Trios at World Championships

Americans beat out Colombia for the top spot in Squad 1 as 36 Trios have completed the first block on short oil; rounding out the top four were the United Arab Emirates and Korea; Squad 2 bowlers to complete the first block on Friday afternoon

2013WCTriosBarnesJonesONeill_small.jpgBill O'Neill, Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes (r-l) of the United States averaged 226.67 in the first three-game block of the Men's Trios event en route to lead the 36 teams of Squad 1 with 2040 pinfall total. The three PBA champions target to improve on a third-place finish at the 2010 World Championships in Munich, Germany. Barnes, who won Doubles title Wednesday at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., led the way with 705 to widen his lead in All-Events to 230 pins.

2013 World Championships

08/22/13

USA's Nation/O'Keefe beat team mates Kulick/Parkin to win the gold medal in Women's Doubles

Venezuela's Karen and Alicia Marcano and Australia's Putney/Gianotti share the bronze medal; Kelly Kulick shoots the sixth 300 game of the Championships and the first by a woman

2013WCDoublesWomenGoldBronze_small.jpgTeam USA's Stefanie Nation and Shannon O'Keefe defeated their team mates Kelly Kulick and Missy Parkin, 482-438, in the championship match off the women's Doubles en route to win first gold medal for the U.S. women's team at the 2103 combined World Championships in Henderson, Nev. It is the fourth gold medal in a World Championship for both players. Nation shot a huge 258 game in the finals and O'Keefe added 224, while Kulick had a 245 and Parkin toppled 193 pins.

2013 World Championships

08/22/13

Venezuela's Marcano sisters average 240 to take the lead in Women's Doubles

Joining the Venezuelans in the top four are teams from the United States, Korea and Sweden

2013WCKarenMarcanoAliciaMarcano2_small.jpgSisters Karen and Alicia Marcano (l-r) averaged 240 on the 39-feet Seoul lane conditioning pattern to lead the first of two squads in Women's Doubles at the World Championships. The multiple Pan American Bowling Confederation champions had games of 478, 470, 451, 452, 526 and 503 to lead the field of 52 doubles in this squad with 2880 total. The Venezuelans needed a big final game as Team USA's Stefanie Nation and Shannon O'Keefe finished mere 40 pins behind in second place with 2840.

2013 World Championships

08/22/13

Bowlingdigital presents a slow motion video of the men's releases, ball motion and pin action

2013WCMensVideo_small.jpg216 men from all over the world qualified for the 2013 Tenpin Bowling World Championships August 16-31, 2013, at 72-lane Strike Zone bowling center inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, Nev., United States. This slow motion video shows players from each of the 36 participating countries. All athletes except the spinners attacked the 33-feet short-oil pattern from the extreme outside line. The Sydney oil pattern plays more like an "old-time gutter shot" which many players don't do very often anymore. To watch the 13-minute video,

2013 World Championships

08/21/13

Team USA's Szczerbinski and Barnes shoot 569 to cruise to the Doubles gold

Americans roll two big games on their way to the title; Silver goes to Finland's Uotila and Palermaa; Janawicz and Fagan (USA), Jehkinen and Salonen (FIN) share bronze; finalists average over 242 in the medal round

2013WCDoublesGoldJohnSzczerbinskiChrisBarnes_small.jpgIn highest scoring medal round ever in the history of WTBA World Championships, John Szczerbinski and Chris Barnes of the United States (l-r) rolled games of 290 and 279 to defeat Squad 2 and overall leaders Pasi Uotila and Osku Palermaa of Finland, 569-473, to cruise to the Men's Doubles gold medal. Finland and USA dominated the Doubles qualifying on the 39-feet Seoul lane conditioning pattern with two teams from each country advancing to the medal round.


2013 World Championships

08/21/13

Team USA's Barnes, Szczerbinski in top qualifying position after Doubles Squad 1

Chris Barnes rolls the fourth perfecto of the Championships and the first 800 series to set the pace in All-Events

2013WCJohnSzczerbinskiChrisBarnes_small.jpgJohn Szczerbinski and Chris Barnes (pictured) averaged 228.25 in the Men's Doubles competition of the World Championships en route to lead the first of two qualifying squads Wednesday morning at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. Barnes, who rolled the fourth 300 game of the Championships and the first 800 series, and Szczerbinski finished with a huge 481 game for 2739 total to take a 62-pin lead over Canada's David Simard and Dan MacLelland, who were second with 2677.

2013 World Championships

08/20/13

Korea's Ryu Seo-Yeon defeats Chinese Taipei's spinners to win Women's Singles title

Ryu wins her third gold medal in a World Championships; Chinese Taipei becomes the first country to win two medals in one event at the 2013 World Championships; Mariana Ayala wins first medal for Puerto Rico since 22 years

2013WCSinglesWomenTop4_small.jpgRyu Seo-Yeon of South Korea defeated two spinners from Chinese Taipei on her way to the gold medal in Women's Singles Tuesday evening at the 2013 combined adult World Championships in the Las Vegas area. In the title match, Ryu defeated Wang Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei, 224-182, to claim her third gold medal in a World Championship. Wang received the silver medal while her compatriot Huang Chiung-Yao and Puerto Rico's Mariana Ayala, who lost in the semifinals, shared the bronze medal.

2013 World Championships

08/20/13

Chinese Taipei spinner Wang Ya-Ting is the early leader in Women's Singles

Top four spots including a fourth-place tie belong to bowlers from the Asian Bowling Federation

2013WCWangYaTing_small.jpg2013WCRyuSeoYeon_small.jpgWang Ya-Ting (l.) of Chinese Taipei, who uses the helicopter-style to deliver the bowling ball, toppled 1335 pins on the short oil pattern, a 222.50 average, Tuesday morning to become the early leader in the Women's Singles competition at the WTBA World Championships in Las Vegas. Wang has a 17-pin cushion over multiple World and Asian champion Ryu Seo-Yeon (r.) of Korea as 107 out of 214 women have completed their six-game qualifying block.

2013 World Championships

08/19/13

Bill O'Neill starts 2013 WTBA World Championships with victory in Men's Singles

Defending champion O'Neill (USA) defeats Bodo Konieczny (GER) to win back-to-back Singles gold; Konieczny receives silver while Martin Larsen (SWE) and Shin Seung-Hyeon (KOR) share the bronze medal

2013WCSinglesMenTop4a_small.jpgIn a match between the two squad leaders, Team USA member Bill O'Neill defeated Bodo Konieczny of Germany, 228-192, to defend his title and to start the 2013 World Tenpin Bowling Association combined adult World Championships with victory in Men's Singles. This is Bill O'Neill's fourth WTBA World Championship gold medal. Konieczny received the silver medal, while Martin Larsen of Sweden and Shin Seung-Hyeon of South Koreaboth received bronze. Action shifts to Women's Singles on Tuesday.

2013 World Championships

08/19/13

Bodo Konieczny sets the pace in Men's Singles at the 2013 Bowling World Championships

German shoots 1368 including the first 300 game of the championships; two Koreans and one Malaysian round out the top four in Squad 1/2; Venezuelan Luis Eduardo Rovaina shoots the second perfecto

2013WCBodoKonieczny3_small.jpg2013WCSeungHyeonShin_small.jpgBodo Konieczny (l.) of Germany rolled the first 300 game of the 2013 combined adult Bowling World Championships en route to take the lead after the first squad in Men's Singles at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. Konieczny, who totaled 1368 (228 average), was followed by Koreans Shin Seung-Hyeon (r.) and Choi Bok-Eum Choi and Malaysia's Timmy Tan. The top 4 at the end of qualifying will advance to the playoffs later this afternoon.

2013 World Championships

08/18/13

2013 World Championships kick off Sunday with the Official Practice

Starting on Monday, 438 players from 44 countries will battle for medals in six events - Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters - in a 12-day competition

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The combined adult World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships run from Aug. 16 thru 31, 2013 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. in the Las Vegas area. The championships get underway on Sunday with the official practice. The 438 players, 216 men and 212 women, from 44 countries were split into two men's and two women's squads. The men's squads start at 9 a.m. and noon and the women take to the lanes at 3 and 6 p.m. PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

2013 World Championships

08/17/13

Strike Gold Celebrity Challenge helps usher in 2013 World Championships

Pro-am style event benefits Special Olympics

2013WCStrikeGoldSpecialAthletesPRCMEX_small.jpgBowling fans in Nevada had an opportunity Friday at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., to bowl with the best bowlers in the world in the Strike Gold Celebrity Challenge, a World Tenpin Bowling Association charity event. The event helped usher in the WTBA World Championships and benefitted Special Olympics. The pro-am style event, which featured entertaining impersonators, was open to the public and had two squads with more than one hundred of Special Olympics athletes.

2013 World Championships

08/17/13

Combined Adult World Championships officially declared open

Competition gets underway Monday, Aug. 19, with the Men's Singles event at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev.

2013WSrCHendersonPavilion_small.jpg It was nice and warm (108° F) when 438 players, 216 men and 212 women, from 44 countries marched into the Henderson (Nev.) pavilion to listen to World Tenpin Bowling Association President Kevin Dornberger, who officially declared open the 2013 World Championships Friday evening. Take a look at some of the sights from the opening ceremonies of the 2013 WTBA World Championships.

2013 WSrC

08/16/13

Robin Romeo, Hugh Miller conclude World Senior Championships with victory in Masters

2013WSrCMastersGoldHughMillerRobinRomeo_small.jpgSenior Team USA's Robin Romeo (l.) and Hugh Miller (r.) won the gold medals for the United States in women's and men's Masters competition, which concluded the inaugural World Senior Championships Friday afternoon at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. Both gold medal matches featured one bowler each from the U.S. and Sweden, the two dominating countries of the championships, which offered gold medals in five diciplines to bowlers age 50 and over.

2103 WSrC

08/16/13

It's down to four men and four women at World Senior Championships Masters

Robin Romeo and Ron Mohr earn the No. 1 seeds for the playoffs

2013WSrCRobinRomeo2_small.jpg2013WSrCRonMohr2__small.jpgWorld Senior Championships All-Events champion Robin Romeo (l.) and Ron Mohr (r.) of Senior Team USA remained atop the leaderboard in the seven-game round robin match play en route to earn the No. 1 seeds for the Masters playoffs at Friday afternoon Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. The top four players adavance tio the semifinals. The winners advance to the championship match to determine the Masters champion.


2013 World Championships

08/15/13

WTBA World Championships set to kick off in Las Vegas area

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

2013WCLogo_small.jpg For the first time in a decade, men and women will compete concurrently for world titles when the WTBA World Championships get underway next week. A total of 46 countries will compete with 222 men and 212 women making up the field of bowlers seeking world titles at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center. The opening ceremonies will take place Friday night with competition set to get underway Monday. The entire competition will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

2013 WSrC

08/15/13

All-Events champions Mohr, Romeo continue to lead as Masters field is cut to top 8

2013WSrCRonMohr_small.jpg2013WSrCRobinRomeo_small.jpgAll-Events champions Ron Mohr (l.) and Robin Romeo (r.), United States, held on to the lead in the Masters competition as the field was cut to the top eight men and women in Thursday's Round of 24 at the World Senior Championships in Las Vegas. The top 8 players will return on Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. for seven games of round robin match play before the cut to the top four, who will advance to the playoffs for the title.

2013 WSrC

08/15/13

Sweden sweeps men's and women's Team titles at World Senior Championships

Women beat top seeded Canadians for the title; men defeat Senior Team USA in title match

2013WSrCWomenTeamGoldSWE2_small.jpg2013WSrCMenTeamGoldSWE2_small.jpgSweden swept the men's and women's Team gold medals in the World Senior Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. Susanne Olsson, Ann-Ki Larsson Carlsson, Lena Sulkanen and Christel Carlsson (l.) defeated the top-seeded Canadians, 827-679, to claim the women's gold medal. Jan Nordberg, Christer Pettersson, Stefan Yngström and Christer Danielsson (r.) took down Senior Team USA, 903-816, for the men's title.

2013 WSrC

08/14/13

Canadian women, Swedish men earn the No. 1 seed for the four-player team finals

USA, Sweden and Australia join Canada in the women's finals; top 4 men's teams after three games, Sweden, USA, Puerto Rico and Mexico, maintain their positions in the second block; USA's Robin Romeo, Ron Mohr win gold in All-Events

2013WSrCWomenTeamCanada_small.jpg2013WSrCMenTeamSweden_small.jpgThe Canadian women (l.) and the Swedish men (r.) held on to the lead in the four-player team qualifying Wednesday afternoon at the World Senior Championships en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the Team finals Thursday morning at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. Robin Romeo and Ron Mohr, United States, won the gold medals in All-Events.

2013 WSrC

08/14/13

Canadian women, Swedish men lead four-player team event at halftime

The top four teams after the second block of three games on short oil will advance to the playoffs on Thursday morning

2013WSrCWomenTeamCanada_small.jpg2013WSrCMenTeamSweden_small.jpgThe Canadian women (left) and the Swedish men (right) hold the pole position as the four-player team event at the World Senior Championships has reached the halfway mark. The Canadians set the pace in the women's division with 2382 (198.50 ave.), while the Swedes have the field-best 2736 total and an average of 228.00.

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