World Bowling News Overview

Sweden

05/08/07

Don't get too angry on the lanes

MikaelKanoldonYouTube.com.jpg Mikael Kanold is a young talented Swedish bowler, a member of the Swedish youth national team, and not known for becoming angry very often. His compatriot Martin Larsen, World Doubles champion and Jason Belmonte, the High Roller champ from Australia brought this video to our attention. It shows why all bowling center proprietors teach their customers NOT to cross the line between the approach and the lane. Actually it gives the expression 'foul line' a new meaning. Enjoy.

2007 WRM

05/08/07

Asbaty becomes first player to win second Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters title

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMZaraGlover_small.jpg 2007WRMDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Diandra Asbaty (left) from the host country United States, defeated Zara Glover from England, two-games-to-none in the women's finals of  the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters. The 2004 WRM champion became the first two-time winner in the history of the championships. Asbaty earned $10,000 for the victory. Glover received $5,000 for second.


2007 WRM

05/07/07

American women outaverage their opponents from Asia and Europe in qualifying at the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2007WRMLogo_small.jpg After three days of qualifying on three different lane condition - short (34 feet), long (44 feet) and on dual lane condition (one lane short, the other long) - the American Zone representatives had four players among the top 8 in the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters including No. 1 Caroline Lagrange, Canada, and No. 2 Diandra Asbaty, United States. Asbaty (right), who won the 2004 WRM in Moscow, Russia, could become the first two-time champion in the seven-year history of the event.

2007 WRM

05/07/07

Lagrange leads top 8 women into match play finals after dramatic showdown in Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters qualifying

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMLagrangeAsbaty_small.jpg Caroline Lagrange (left, with Diandra Asbaty) sealed the victory in the women's qualifying of the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters with a final 237 game en route to take the No. 1 seed for the single-elimination finals and to earn a 1,000 Dollar bonus. The Canadian, who led the women's division since the first round, will take on Alicia Marcano from Venezuela in the quarterfinals. Other matches feature: #2 Diandra Asbaty, United States vs. Patricia Schwarz. Germany; Wendy Chai, Malaysia vs. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic; and Zara Glover, England vs. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia.

2007 WRM

05/06/07

European men claim seven out of eight spots for the finals of the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMLogo_small.jpg The three-day qualifying round of the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters ended with an almost complete triumph for the European Zone male representatives. Seven out of eight players including Jason Belmonte, Australia, who qualified for the WRM on the European Bowling Tour, made the cut to the finals. The European players outaveraged their opponents from America and Asia on all three conditions, short oil (34 feet), long oil (44 feet) and on dual condition (long/short).

2007 WRM

05/06/07

Palermaa wins third round and qualifying by a landslide at Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMOskuPalermaa4_small.jpg Osku Palermaa, the two-hander from Finland, fired his third consecutive 1900-plus series to take the No. 1 seed for the single-elimination best-of-three game finals in the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters at Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. Palermaa will meet Austria's Thomas Gross in the quarterfinals, who finished with a 278-game to beat out Singapore's Remy Ong for the 8th and final qualifying spot. The other matches: #2 Jason Belmonte, Australia vs. #7 Peter Ljung, Sweden; #3 Stuart Williams, England vs. #6 David O'Sullivan, United States; and #4 Paul Moor, England vs. #5 Martin Larsen, Sweden.

2007 WRM

05/06/07

Lagrange pulls away in women's division of Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters

2007WRMCarolineLagrange_small.jpg 2007WRMDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Diandra Asbaty (l.) from the United States and Caroline Lagrange (r,) from Canada battled it out for the victory in the second squad on short oil and the $1,000 bonus on Day Two qualifying at the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters. Lagrange, who won the $1,000 on long oil yesterday, was 39 pins behind Asbaty before the final game and closed out her set with a huge 267. Asbaty countered with 268 to win the squad with 1901 8-game total and an average of 237.63. Lagrange was second with 1861 and widened her overall lead to 192 pins.

2007 WRM

05/05/07

Palermaa shoots the first 300 of the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters to win Day Two and take the overall lead

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMStuartWilliams_small.jpg 2007WRMOskuPalermaa2_small.jpg The decision about the squad and overall lead on Day Two of the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters was made in the very last frame. Trailing Stuart Williams (r.), England, by 62 pins going into the last game, Finn Osku Palermaa (l.) fired the first 300 game of the tournament to beat the Englishman, who shot 235, by three pins for the day, worth 1,000 Dollar, and 40 pins for the overall lead after eight games on long oil and eight games on short oil.

2007 WRM

05/05/07

Lagrange finishes with huge game to win the women's qualifying round on long oil at Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMCarolineLagrange_small.jpg 2007WRMChoyPohLai_small.jpg Canadian Caroline Lagrange (l.) started her eighth game on long oil with a spare, then reeled of ten consecutive strikes to seal the victory in the women's division first round with 1885 8-game total and an average of 235.63. Her high score was one of two 289 games in the final game, Choy Poh Lai (r.), from Malaysia had the other.

WTBA News

05/04/07

USBC'S Dornberger to run for WTBA President

KevinDornberger_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has announced it has submitted Kevin Dornberger as a candidate for the position of president of the World Tenpin Bowling Association. "I am honored that USBC has decided to submit my name for contention to become the WTBA's next president," Dornberger said. "My vision is to make bowling a true Olympic sport candidate and to also find common ground amongst all the zones to solve our common problems."

2007 WRM

05/04/07

Ong and Moor finish tied for first place after first block in World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMRemyOng_PaulMoor_small.jpg Trailing leader Paul Moor (right) from England by 16 pins heading into the final game of the first qualifying block at the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters, two-time World Champion Remy Ong (left) from Singapore struck out for 236 to force Moor to do the same for a tie. Moor did the same but due to the higher last game, Ong was awarded the 1,000 Dollar bonus for the daily squad leader.

2007 WRM

05/04/07

2007 Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters is underway in Florida

Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

2007WRMLogo_small.jpg The 2007 Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters is underway at the Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla., on Thursday. The World Ranking Masters features the top eight men and top eight women from each of the three WTBA zones (American, European and Asian) plus Diandra Asbaty and David O'Sullivan from the United States. Bowlingdigital's has added a new feature, our photo gallery. For the latest pictures from the WRM use the left menu bar or click here.

2007 World Ranking Masters

05/03/07

Asbaty, Hoffman headline World Ranking Masters

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

2006MWCBillHoffman_small.jpg 2006BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg When Team USA's Diandra Asbaty travels around the world, she says she is always welcomed by the host countries. When the 2007 Kegel/United States Bowling Congress World Ranking Masters begin this week, Asbaty will have a chance to play host. Asbaty of Chicago and Team USA's Bill Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio, will be the lone American representatives when the World Ranking Masters begins Thursday at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla.

Canada

03/21/07

'Peg bowler three-peats at nationals By Glen Dawkins

Republished courtesy of the Winnipeg Sun (March 20, 2007)

2006BWCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg Winnipeg tenpin bowler Michael Schmidt made some history this weekend in Edmonton but he had to get past a familiar face to do it. The 26-year-old chalked up his third consecutive Bowling World Cup National title by beating Winkler's Darren Klassen in the final. The top seed after the qualifying round, Schmidt will now represent Canada at the Qubica/AMF Bowling World Cup, Nov. 3-11 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Russia

03/21/07

QubicaAMF and Federation of Sports Bowling Russia sign Bowling World Cup agreement

2007BWCOfficialsigningWoodGogolev_small.jpg At a special ceremony in Moscow, Ron Wood QubicaAMF Vice-President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (left) and Alexander Gogolev, (right) President of the Federation of Sports Bowling Russia (FSBR) signed the official agreement which will bring the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to the city of St Petersburg, Russia. 

World News

03/06/07

USBC, Kegel to host 2007 World Ranking Masters

Hoffman, Asbaty selected to to represent the host country

USBCLogoRedsmall.jpg KegelLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress and Kegel have been selected by the World Tenpin Bowling Association to jointly host the 2007 World Ranking Masters in May, a move made necessary after original host country Qatar withdrew several weeks ago. As tournament hosts, Kegel and USBC have jointly selected Team USA members Bill Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio, and Diandra Asbaty of Chicago to represent the United States in the event.

Breaking News

03/01/07

USBC and Kegel to host 2007 World Ranking Masters

WTBALogo.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has decided that the 2007 World Ranking Masters will be held in Lake Wales, Florida. The United States Bowling Congress and Kegel will host the event at the Kegel Training Center from May 2 (last day of arrival) through May 8 (departure day). Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Lake Wales

World News

02/28/07

Three countries apply to host World Ranking Masters

WTBA intends to make a final decision Feb. 28

WTBALogo.jpg As earlier reported, the Qatar Bowling Federation (QBF) has withdrawn as host of the 2007 World Ranking Masters, which should take place in Doha from April 30 through May 6. Bowlingdigital has now heard that the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) has even received three applications (not two as earlier reported) to host the event, one from the United States, another one from Indonesia and the third one came from Finland. The WTBA, which wants to keep the tournament dates, intends to make a final decision tomorrow, February 28. Stay tuned.

Russia

02/16/07

2007 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held in St. Petersburg

2007BWCAlexanderGogolev.jpg QubicaAMF has announced that the 43rd Bowling World Cup will be held in the historic and beautiful city of St. Petersburg, Russia. "We are very pleased and proud to have been chosen to be QubicaAMF's partner for the 2007 Bowling World Cup", Federation of Sports Bowling Russia President Alexander Gogolev (l.) stated. "We are looking forward to welcoming players from all over the world to St. Petersburg."

Breaking News

02/08/07

2007 World Ranking Masters in Qatar cancelled

WTBALogo.jpg The Qatar Bowling Federation (QBF) has canceled the 2007 World Ranking Masters, to be held in Doha, Qatar, from April 30 through May 6, because the renovation of the Qatar Bowling Center will not be ready in time. Christer Jonsson, Secretary General of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) has informed all bowlers qualified for the event that the WTBA is trying to find an other host and to keep the tournament dates. The deadline will be Feb. 28.

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