World Bowling News Overview

2007 BWC

11/05/07

Abela takes the early lead in the women's division at 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

2007BWCSueAbelasmall2.jpg Sue Abela, Malta, took the early lead in the women's division Squad A in the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia., with 1342 pinfall total and an average of 223,67. Abela started with 191, 213, 253 and 214, overtook the lead with 223 in game #5 and closed out her six-game series with 248. She was the sole player of the squad, who reached the 1300-plateau.
Photo Gallery: Block 1 Qualifying

2007 BWC

11/05/07

Belmonte, Hoffman crack the 1400-bar to lead men's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after Day One Qualifying

Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

2007BWCBelmonteHoffman_small.jpg In his very last tournament as an unmarried man, Jason Belmonte, the two-hander from Australia, came out of the gates quickly and took the lead on day one qualifying in the men's division at the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia. Belmonte (left) rolled a 1452 six-game series, an average of 242.00. Trailing by 19 pins to sit in second place was Bill Hoffman (right) from the United States, who cjhecked in with 1433 and an average of 238.83. Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, set the high light when he rolled the first 300 game of this year's event

2007 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/04/07

Portuguese bowler is the first leader in men's 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

2007BWCPauloLopez_small.jpgPaulo Lopes (left) from Portugal is the surprise leader after Men Squad B has completed the first of four six-game qualifying blocks at the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lopes stunned the favorites when he finished his block with 257 and 279, the high game thus far, to shoot into the lead with 1385 pinfall total and an average of 230.83. Mohamed Al-Qubaisi, UAE, and Remy Ong, Singapore, who were atop the 43-player field until the final game, ended up in second and third place, respectively.
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Live Coverage

11/03/07

43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup declared open in St. Petersburg

Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

2007BWCContinentBowling_small.jpg The QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup was officially declared at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. For the first time in its 43-year history, the most prestigious amateur tournament in the sport of tenpin bowling, visits Russia. 84 men and 73 women representing 88 countries will participate in this year's event.
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BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpg Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from St. Petersburg commencing November 3 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, November 10.

United States

10/31/07

Hoffman hopes to end U.S. drought at World Cup

2007PAGTTBillHoffman_small.jpg For nearly a dozen years, the United States has struggled in the men's division at the QubicaAMF World Cup, and Team USA's Bill Hoffman admits he feels some pressure heading into this year's event. Hoffman, a two-time U.S. Amateur champion and eight-time Team USA member from Columbus, Ohio, will face stiff competition from across the world at the 43rd World Cup, which begins Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

10/26/07

QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup greets old and new friends

Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

2005WCChampionLyndaBarnesS.jpg USA's Lynda Barnes remains the only returning champion at the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia but she will face stiff competition from all, including Indonesia's Putty Armein (5th last year) and Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic (8th last year). Final arrangements have been made for TV coverage of the event. The finals will be broadcast live on Russian channel RTR and will feature on Eurosport in two one-hour slots. 

Spain

10/03/07

Ovide and Torrents to represent Spain in Bowling World Cup

2007SinaiOpenSandraTorrents2_small.jpg Marcial_Ovide_4181.jpg Marcial Ovide and Sandra Torrents won the Spanish Bowling World Cup qualifier and will represent their country in the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, from November 3-11, 2007. Ovide dominated the men's division outaveraging his nearest competitor by more than 18 pins over 12 games. Torrents led the women's division by 109 pins. 

Hungary

10/02/07

Pesek qualifies for her fifth consecutive QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2007HUNZoltanSkobrics_small.jpg 2007HUNBeatrixPesek_small.jpg Beatrix Pesek (left) and Zoltan Skobrics (right), both members of the Hungarian national team. won the World Cup Qualifier in Szekesfehervar, Hungary en route to qualify for the 2007 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 43rd edition of this prestigious event will be held at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia from November 3-11, 2007. Pesek's victory in the women's division marked her fifth consecutive win in this tournament.

BWC News

09/22/07

More names in the frames for the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2007BWCLogo_small.jpg 2007WRMPeterLjung_small.jpgMore and more countries have decided on their representatives for the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and another former champion will join Michael Schmidt of Canada and Lynda Barnes of the USA, both champions in 2005, in the starting line up: Peter Ljung (r.) of Sweden, the winner in Copenhagen in 1986. 

Venezuela

09/21/07

Ruiz and González will represent Venezuela in 2007 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2007BWCLogo_small.jpg Ildemaro Ruiz and Gilant González won the Venezuelan World Cup Qualifier and will represent their country in the 2007 Qubica AMF World Cup in St Petersburg, Russia, from November 3 to 11, 2007. The men's and women's champions were decided in best-of-three games single elimination finals.

2007 WWC

09/09/07

Asbaty ends 2nd Women's World Championships by winning her second Masters title

Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico (Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2007)

2007WWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 10-time Team USA member Diandra Asbaty (left) won her second World Championship Masters title after 2003 when she defeated Jazreel Tan from Singapore, three-games-to-two to end the Women's World Championships at Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico. Tan had to settle for the silver medal. Tennelle Milligan, United States and Kim Yeau Jin, Korea, who were eliminated in the semi-finals, shared the bronze medal.

2007 WWC

09/09/07

Asbaty targets second Masters title at Women's World Championships

Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico (Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2007)

2007USBCQDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2003 Masters champion Diandra Asbaty, United States, ousted All Events champion and No. 1 seed, Choi Jin A, Korea, three-games-to-one, Friday in the Quarterfinal at Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico. Asbaty bowled four games over 200 and was only defeated in game #3, when the Korean fired a 279 game. She will meet her teammate Tennelle Milligan in the first semi-final, while #7 Jazreel Tan, Singapore and #11 Kim Yeau Jin, Korea, will decide the other finalist. 

2007 WWC

09/08/07

Tennelle Milligan is the first player to advance to the Masters Quarterfinals

Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico (Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2007)

2007WWCTennelleMilligan_small.jpg Team USA's Tennelle Milligan was the sole player in the first round of the Masters finals at the Women's World Championships in Mexico, who swept her opponent to advance to the quarterfinals at Bol Obispado in Monterrey. The All Events silver medalist, seeded second, defeated Trios champion Malin Glendert, Sweden, three-game-to-none in the single-elimination best-of-five match play format. 

2007 WWC

09/08/07

Choi Jin A sets championship record to claim the gold medal in All Events at Women's World Championships

Top 16 women in All Events advance to Masters finals

2005WWCChoiJinA_small.jpg 2007WWCTennelleMilligan_small.jpgChoi Jin A (l.) from Korea, broke the championship record for 24 games with 5,316 pins, a 221.50 average, en route to secure the gold medal in All Events at the Women's World Championships in Mexico. Tennelle Milligan (r.), United States, took the silver medal with 5,282 (220.08). Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, who earned the silver medal in Singles, moved up five spots to take the bronze medal with 5,256 (219.00).

2007 WWC

09/07/07

O'Keefe rolls to singles gold at Women's World Championships

Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico (Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2007)

2007WWCShannonOKeefe_small.jpg As the final squad of singles came to a close Thursday at the 2007 World Tenpin Bowling Association Women's World Championships, Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe (pictured) of Rochester, N.Y., sat nervously waiting in the stands to hear if she would hold on to win the gold medal. When the dust settled after the final squad, it turned out O'Keefe didn't have much to worry about after all. The three medalists all competed on the third singles squad. Joining O'Keefe on the medal stand is Ann-Maree Putney of Australia, who took silver with 1,336, and Malaysia's Wendy Chai, who earned bronze with 1,302.

2007 WWC

09/07/07

Same pants to world glory By Rajes Paul

Republished courtesy of The Star Online, Malaysia (Sep. 7, 2007)

2007WWCLogo.jpg The national women bowlers did not change their new bowling pants for three days but it was worth it when they emerged as the world's best team on Wednesday in Monterrey, Mexico. Said anchor Shalin Zulkifli, who spearheaded the team to beat the United States by seven pins for the team gold at the women's World Championships: "We wore the same pants – only the pants – for three days. We were doing well since the trios' second block and did not want to change the feng shui. Call that superstitious or what!"

2007 WWC

09/07/07

Malaysia tops Team USA by seven pins to win team gold at Women's World Championships

Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico (Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2007)

2007WWCTeamMalaysia_small.jpg Trailing the leaders by nearly 230 pins heading into the final Round of team event, Team USA made a furious comeback Wednesday and settled for the silver medal at the 2007 WTBA Women's World Championships. The United States nearly snagged the gold, but Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli converted the 4 pin in the final frame to lock up a narrow seven-pin victory and earn the gold medal. Malaysia finished the six-game event with 6,323, an average of 210.7 per game, while Team USA ended with 6,316. England took bronze with 6,197.

Switzerland

09/06/07

Manico and Bergès qualify again together for QubicaAMF World Cup

2007CHWCQBigiManicoMathieuBerges_small.jpg For the second time since the year 2004, Bigi Manico and Mathieu Bergès walked away the winners in the Swiss QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Qualifier. Both players will represent Switzerland at the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, from November 3-11, 2007.

WWC

09/06/07

Rasmussen sets the pace in Singles event at Women's World Championships

Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico (Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2007)

2007WWCLogo2.jpg With one of four squads having completed their six-game block on the long oil pattern, Rikke Holm Rasmussen sets the pace in the Singles event at the Women's World Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, The Dane had games of 212, 225, 170, 199, 221 and 258 for 1,285 pinfall total and an average of 214.17. Hong Su Yeon from Korea is second with 1,271 (211.83 abd Pan Yu-Fen, Chinese Taipei, is third with 1,269 (211.50).

2007 WWC

09/05/07

England takes lead in Team event after the first block

Scores trend higher on short pattern at Women's World Championships

2007WWCTeamEnglandPenny300_small.jpg England found success on the short pattern Tuesday, shooting 3,310 for three games to take the lead heading into Wednesday's final team block. The series included a record-breaking game of 1,261 in the second game, which included a perfect game by Kirsten Penny. Trailing England by 52 pins to sit in second place are the women from Indonesia with 3,252.  Malaysia sits in third place 34 pins behind the Indonesians with 3,218 . The Team event concludes on Wednesday with the second block on long oil.

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