World Bowling News Overview

2013 WSrC

08/14/13

Mexico's Berumen/Piccini, USA's Miller/Mohr capture the WSrC Doubles titles from top seed

Mohr and Robin Romeo lead in All-Events after 12 of 18 games

2013WSrCWomenDoublesGoldMexico_small.jpg2013WSrCMenDoublesGoldUSA_small.jpgVeronica Berumen & Teresa Piccini (pictured left, l-r) of Mexico and Senior Team USA's Hugh Miller & Ron Mohr (L-R Coach Bryan O'Keefe, Miller and Mohr) captured the women's and men's Doubles titles in the inaugural World Senior Championships Tuesday evening at Red Rock Lanes in Nevada. Mohr and Robin Romeo lead in All-Events after 12/18 games.

2013 WSrC

08/13/13

Mexican women, U.S. men take the early lead in Doubles qualifying

Veronica Berumen & Teresa Piccini average over 200 to lead 22/43 women's doubles; Hugh Miller & Ron Mohr outaverage their nearest competitor by more than 10 pins to set the pace in the men's division

2013WSrCTeresaPicciniVeronicaBerumen_small.jpg2013WSrCRonMohrHughMiller_small.jpgVeronica Berumen & Teresa Piccini (pictured left, r-l) of Mexico and Senior Team USA's Hugh Miller & Ron Mohr (right, r-l) took the early lead in the Doubles competition as 22 of 3 women's teams and 29 of 60 men's teams have completed their six-game qualifying blocks. The top 4 teams at the end of the qualifying will advance to the playoffs at 5 p.m.

2013 WSrC

08/12/13

Lucy Sandelin, Christer Danielsson win Singles gold at World Senior Championships

Senior Team USA member, Swede become the first World Senior Champions in WTBA history; Australia's Robert Chinner rolls the first ever 300 game in the history of the WSrC

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Senior Team USA's Lucy Sandelin and Christer Danielsson of Sweden (r-l) started the inaugural World Senior Championships with victory in the Singles competition Monday evening at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. Sandelin defeated Danielsson's fellow countrywoman Christel Carlsson in the women's title match, 235-192, to claim the women's title. Danielsson topped Sandelin's compatriot Ron Mohr with a double in the 10th frame, 214-210, to win the men's title.

2013 WSrC

08/12/13

USA's Sandelin, Mohr take lead in Singles after the first squad at World Senior Championships

The top four players at the end of the qualifying will bowl for the medals on Monday afternoon

2013WSrCLucySandelin_small.jpg2013WSrCRonMohr_small.jpgSenior Team USA's Lucy Sandelin (pictured left) and Ron Mohr (right) led Squad A in the women's and men's Singles event, as real action got underway in the inaugural World Senior Championships Monday morning at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. The bowlers of Squad B will conclude qualifying later this afternoon. The top four women and the top 4 men will battle it out for the medals in one-game playoff matches slated for 5 p.m.

2013 WSrC

08/12/13

World Senior Championships kicks off Sunday with Official Practice and Opening Ceremonies

Competition gets underway Monday with the Singles event at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas and concludes on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 with the Masters

2012RedRockLanes2_small.jpgThe inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Association World Senior Championships will kick off with the official practice and the opening ceremonies Sunday at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. The more than 200 players from 33 countries will be split into two squads for one-and-half hours of practice on the 60 tournament lanes. Squad A starts at 10.30 a.m. and Squad B follows immediately after the lane maintanance at 2 p.m. The opening ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m.

2013 WSrC

08/11/13

Inaugural World Seniors Championships officially declared open

Competition gets underway Monday with the Singles event at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas and concludes on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 with the Masters

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World Tenpin Bowling Association President Kevin Dornberger (pictured) officially declared open the inaugural World Seniors Championships Sunday afternoon at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. 213 players age 50 and older from 33 countries plus officials, coaches, family, friends and supporters gathered in front of the 60 tournament lanes for the Opening Ceremonies. Following the national anthem of the United States of America was the competitor's oath recited by Senior Team USA's Del Ballard Jr. and Lucy Sandelin.

Starting Today

08/10/13

Live Coverage of the WTBA World Championships in Las Vegas

First combined World Championships since 2003 to be held at 72-lane Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev., USA from Aug. 18-31, 2013

2013WCLogo_small.jpg The WTBA World Championships will be held from August 16-31, 2013 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center, a 72-laner in Henderson, Nev., in suburban Las Vegas, United States. The World Championships will award medals in six disciplines - Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg
Bowlingdigital will cover the World Championships live from Las Vegas.

2013 WSrC

08/09/13

Coming soon: Live Coverage of the inaugural WTBA World Senior Championships in Las Vegas

213 players age 50 and older - 124 men and 89 women - from 33 countries will compete in Singles, Doubles, four-player Team, All Events and Masters at Red Rock Lanes from August 10-16, 2013

2013WSrCLogo_small.jpgThe 1st WTBA World Senior Championships, which will be held from Aug. 10-16, 2013 at 72-lane Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev., United States, will draw 213 players - 124 men and 89 women - from 33 countries according to the World Tenpin Bowling Association. The competitors will face off for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters in both divisions. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg
Bowlingdigital will cover the WSrC live from Las Vegas.

2013 WSrC

08/08/13

213 players to compete in inaugural WTBA World Senior Championships

124 men and 89 women from 33 countries to compete in Singles, Doubles, Team, All Events and Masters at Red Rock Lanes from August 10-16, 2013

2013WSrCLogo_small.jpgThe 1st WTBA World Senior Championships, which will be held from Aug. 10-16, 2013 at 72-lane Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev., United States, will draw 213 players - 124 men and 89 women - from 33 countries according to the World Tenpin Bowling Association. The competitors will face off for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters in both divisions.BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg
Bowlingdigital will cover the WSrC live from Las Vegas.

2013 World Games

08/05/13

Osku Palermaa, Daria Kovalova take Singles gold at World Games

2013WGOskuPalermaaDariaKovalova_small.jpgFinland's Osku Palermaa and the Daria Kovalova of Ukraine (pictured, l-r) claimed the 2013 World Games Singles gold medals before a packed house at the Cali Bowling Coliseum on Sunday. Palermaa defeated Norway's Mads Sandbækken, 537-441, in the two-game title match, while Kovalova narrowly beat Team USA's Kelly Kulick, 428-425. Sandbækken and Kulick earned silver medals, while Korea's Hwang Dongjun and Venezuela's Karen Marcano got bronze.

2013 World Games

08/04/13

Daria Kovalova, Osku Palermaa lead as Singles Qualifying wraps up at World Games

Ukrainian, Finn lead top 10 women and top 10 men into round robin match play

2013WGOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2013WGDariaKovalova_small.jpgQualifying in the Singles event wrapped up Saturday at the 2013 World Games, but with all pins being dropped headed into round-robin match play, any of the remaining players still have a chance to reach the stepladder finals. Osku Palermaa (l.) of Finland easily led the men's field with 4375, an average of 243.06, while Ukrainian Daria Kovalova (r.) finished qualifying with 4068 and a 226 average to pace the women's field.

2013 World Games

08/03/13

Singapore's Geraldine Ng, Finland's Osku Palermaa lead Singles at World Games

2013WGGeraldineNg_small.jpg2013WGOskuPalermaa_small.jpgAfter 12 of 18 games in the Singles event, Singapore's Geraldine Ng (pictured left) and Finland's Osku Palermaa (right) lead the field at the 2013 World Games at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Ng has a 12-game total of 2650 (220.8 average), while Palermaa has totaled 3000 (250 average) to pace the men's division. Qualifying resumes with six final games of qualifying Saturday. The top 10 after 18 games will advance to match play.

2013 World Games

08/02/13

Team USA wins first World Games bowling gold medal in history

2013WGKellyKulickMikeFagan_small.jpgTeam USA won its first gold medal in bowling in World Games history Thursday night as Mike Fagan (r.) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., won the mixed doubles title. In the two-game gold-medal match, Team USA defeated Canada, 905-871, before a near capacity crowd at Cali Bowling Coliseum. Team USA knocked off Mexico in the semifinal to advance to the gold-medal match. The United States had previously been shut out of the gold medals.

United States

08/01/13

WTBA to conduct Strike Gold Celebrity Challenge in connection with World Championships

Pro-am style event is open to the public and will benefit Special Olympics

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgBowling fans will have an opportunity to bowl with the best bowlers in the world when the Strike Gold Celebrity Challenge takes place Aug. 17 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev. The event will precede the WTBA World Championships and will benefit Special Olympics. The pro-am style event is open to the public and will have squads at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event will also feature dozens of Special Olympics athletes.

2013 World Bowling Tour

07/29/13

Sean Rash, Kelly Kulick lead World Bowling Tour Point Ranking after U.S. Open

2013EBT04SeanRash_small.jpg201213PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgAmericans Sean Rash (l.) and Kelly Kulick (r.) lead the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour points list after the recently concluded United States Open in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Open was a major on the World Bowling Tour and awarded double points, allowing Kulick to pick up 80 points for a second-place finish. Kulick leads the women's division with 564 points. On the men's side, Rash leads the way with 562 points.

2012-13 PBA Tour #17 / 2013 WBT #9 & #10

07/28/13

Liz Johnson, Wes Malott defeat top seeds to win titles at 2013 Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open

Johnson beats Malott in first-ever "Battle of the Sexes" special final match

201213PBA17LizJohnsonWesMalott_small.jpg Liz Johnson and Wes Malott (l-r) each claimed titles at the 2013 Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open on Saturday at Columbus Western Bowl. The win marked the third U.S. Women's Open title for Johnson and first major victory for Malott. Johnson and Malott each earned $50,000 for winning their respective events and set up a special Battle of the Sexes match to crown the ultimate U.S. Open champion. Johnson earned an additional $10,000 by defeating Malott, 194-188.

IX World Games

07/26/13

Kelly Kulick, Mike Fagan headed to World Games next week in Colombia

201213PBAMikeFagan_small.jpg201213PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgWith a field of the top bowlers in the world standing in their way, Team USA members Kelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., and Mike Fagan (r.) of Fort Worth, Texas, will look to give the United States its first gold medal in bowling at the World Games next week in Cali, Colombia. Since the World Games began in 1981, the United States has won two silver and three bronze medals but has been shut out of the gold medals in the event, which is held every four years.

Netherlands

07/19/13

Alex de Vries, Ghislaine van der Tol win Dutch QAMF Bowling World Cup Qualifier

2013NEDBWCQAlexdeVriesGhislainevanderTol_small.jpg Alex de Vries and Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured, l-r) won the Dutch Bowling Tour finals en route to earn berths into the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Nov. 15-24, 2013 at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. In the men's title match in best-of-three games format, De Vries topped 2011 World Cup representative Phil Hulst, two-games-to-one. On the women's side, Van der Tol swept national champion Nicole Sanders, 2-0.

Bowling's U.S. Open

07/17/13

Pete Weber, Kelly Kulick gear up for U.S. Open title defense

2013LITUSOpenLogo_small.jpg Pete Weber and Kelly Kulick have made their performances at the U.S. Open the cornerstone of their careers. The defending champions will have a chance to add to their legacy next week. The men and women will compete side by side at this year's Bowling's U.S. Open at three bowling centers in the Columbus, Ohio, area starting Monday. The event will culminate with the live two-hour ESPN finals on July 27. Both tournaments are World Bowling Tour "majors".

Israel

07/15/13

Or Aviram, Tali Itzhak to represent Israel at 49th Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk

2013ISRBWCQOrAviramTaliItzhak_small.jpg Or Aviram of bowling club Nesher and Tali Itzhak of Super Strike club (pictured left, l-r) emerged as the men's and women's winner in the qualifying tournament for 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and will represent Israel from Nov. 15-24, 2013 at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. It will mark the fifth time after 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2010 that Aviram will represent Israel at the World Cup and the second consecutive year for Itzhak. 

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