World Bowling News Overview

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/06/06

Bowlingdigital.com's choices for Top 8 Men

2006BWCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg 2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small.jpg Bowlindigital.com editor Herbert Bickel and Lydia Rypcinski, the long-time Bowling World Cup press room officer, have chosen their top 8 men's favorites for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela. Atop the list are the defending World Cup Champion Michael Schmidt from Canada (l.) and Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (r.).

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/06/06

Bowlingdigital.com's choices for Top 8 Women

2006BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2006BWCClaraGuerrero_small.jpg Bowlindigital.com editor Herbert Bickel and Lydia Rypcinski, the long-time Bowling World Cup press room officer, have chosen their top 8 women's favorites for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela. Atop the list are former World Ranking Masters champions, Clara Juliana Guerrero (l.) from Colombia and Team USA's Diandra Asbaty (r.).

Venezuela

11/06/06

Official Practice is underway at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2006BWCWomenPractice_small.jpg The 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started this morning with the official practice at the Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote. This is the first test for the fully refurbished 40-laner which is located several miles outside Caracas. The 73 women (pictured, click on the image to view full size) took on the lanes first for a 2-hour practice session.

Grand Opening

11/05/06

Call it the Mampote Miracle

2006BWCDevilDance_small.jpg The Grand Opening of the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started with a traditional Venezuelan "Diablo" (devil) dance, followed by the parade of flags. Venezuelan Bowling Federation Eduardo Marchandet, WTBA president Heikki Sarso, and QubicaAMF CEO John Walker offered remarks of general welcome and thanks to all involved with organizing the 2006 event.

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/05/06

First early looks from Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote

2006BWCMampote1_small.jpg There is no unofficial practice in the Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote in Caracas, Venezuela, prior to the Opening Ceremony this afternoon. None of the bowlers and not even most the officials and the press had a chance to get a look at the fully refurbished 40-laner. Until now. You are the first to get an early look at the interior of the Mampote center.

2006 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/05/06

Welcome Message from the Federación Venezolana de Bowling

2006FVBLogo_small.jpg The Federación Venezolana de Bowling (Venezuelan Bowling Federation) is pleased to welcome all the people who will participate, in one way or another, in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup 2006 to be celebrated in our country from the 3rd to the 10th of November.

Republished courtesy of the Winnipeg Sun (Nov 3, 2006)

11/04/06

Bowler Schmidt heads to Venezuela on a roll By Glenn Dawkins

Michael_Schmidt_5566.jpg When tenpin bowler Michael Schmidt (archive picture) arrived at the Qubica/AMF Bowling World Cup last year, he was an unknown commodity, just hoping to do well in his first trip on the world stage. This time around, he's the defending world champion with all the expectations that come with that title.

Malaysia

10/27/06

Bowler Adrian Ang fired up to prove a point by Rajes Paul

Republished courtesy of The Malaysian Star Online (Oct. 26, 2006)

Adrian_Ang_5011.jpg Siti_Safiyah_5274.jpg Youngster Adrian Ang (left) is all fired up to prove a point in the AMF World Cup after being sidelined from two major bowling tournaments this year. The 18-year-old Adrian and Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman (right) are the Malaysian representatives in the men's and women's competitions respectively in Caracas from Nov 4-10.

Venezuela

10/26/06

Chavez and Marcano to represent the host country in Bowling World Cup

Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

2006BWCLogo_small.jpg Eduardo Marchandet, President of the Venezuelan Bowling Federation, has informed us that Reynier Chavez and Karen Marcano will represent the host country of Venezuela in the 2006 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Bowlingdigital will cover the 42nd edition of the prestigious event live from Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, November 4-10.

Venezuela

10/21/06

Brazil sends Pizzoli and Ivata to 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

2006BWCSuzileneIvata.jpg 2006BWCCaioPizzoli.jpg Bira Teodoro from Boliche Online reports that Caio Pizzoli (l.) and Suzilene Ivata (r.), both of Sao Paulo, will represent Brazil in the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006). World Masters silver medalist Achim Grabowski replaces Peter Knopp as the German representative.

Venezuela

10/09/06

Mampote gets ready to welcome the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with a record breaking 102 countries entered

2006BWCLogo_small.jpg It's "All systems go" with just less than four weeks to the opening ceremony of the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela. The tournament will take place from November 4-10, 2006 in the 40-lane center in Mampote, just outside Caracas. The final line up in Venezuela could well beat the record of 95 participating nations in Singapore 2004.

Breaking News

10/08/06

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be in Caracas as planned

Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

2006BWCLogo_small.jpg Good news from the tournament office of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The local issues have been resolved and the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be in Caracas as planned. The tournament runs from November 4 through 10, 2006 in the 40-lane center at Mampote, a short drive outside the main city.

Editorial

10/02/06

The 2007 FIQ/WTBA Congresses should be mandatory not voluntarily - in any case!

WTBALogo.jpg FIQ Logo.jpg The 2007 FIQ/WTBA Congresses, to be held in conjunction with the 2nd Women's World Championships, August 30 through September 9 in Mexico will be the most important event for every bowling federation leader in the world since many years.

Venezuela

09/29/06

Entries look to top 90 for 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

2006BWCLogo_small.jpg Entries are heating up for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, planned for Caracas, Venezuela for fourth to 10th November, and the number of countries competing looks as if it may reach the 90 mark. Anne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup manager, said: "I am really looking forward to this year's event. There are so many fine players that I know the competition will be fierce but friendly, as is the tradition of this tournament."

Venezuela/United States

09/25/06

Message from John Walker, President and CEO, QubicaAMF Worldwide

2006 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Caracas, Venezuela

John_Walker_5245.jpg John Walker, President and CEO, QubicaAMF Worldwide, has sent us the following message:

"I know there are a lot of rumors about the 42nd annual QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and I would like to clarify the situation regarding this year's venue. For reasons beyond our control, modernization work at the bowling centre at Mampote, Caracas has been delayed.

Israel

09/22/06

Brother and sister to represent Israel at the 2006 QubicaAMF World Cup

2006BWCMorandOrAviram_small.jpgOr Aviram and his younger sister Mor were the winners in the Israeli qualifying tournament for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held November 4-10, 2006 at Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela. Or, the 2005 World Cup runner-up, will make his third World Cup appearance, while Mor qualified for the second time after Singapore 2004.

Editorial

09/13/06

Bowling should learn from other Sports

At the 2006 Men's World Championship in Busan, Korea, 247 players from 44 countries targeted for just six gold, silver and bronze medals. Over the years the World Championships in other sports have progressed from the original few events and medals mostly in one discipline to many events with lots of medals in different disciplines in the current World Championships. Bowling should learn from other sports.

2006 MWC

09/11/06

Men's World Championship - Medals and Records

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2006)

2006MWCLogo_small.jpg The inaugural Men's World Championship is over. The event, which was held at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea, from August 27 through September 9 draw 247 players from 44 countries. 38 countries have sent a full team (six players), while Bulgaria (4), Thailand (4), Gibraltar (2), Indonesia (2) and Slovakia (2) could only compete in all disciplines. Israel (5) competed in all disciplines but had only one trio and two doubles.

2006 MWC

09/08/06

Perfect ending at Men's World Championships, Rivera shoots 300 to win Masters title

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2006)

2006MWCMastersTop4_small.jpg Biboy Rivera of the Philippines fired the first 300-game in a Masters final at a World Championship to win the title match against Achim Grabowski, Germany, in the decisive fifth game, 300-212. This was the third perfecto of the championships and the 13th of a man in the history of the World Championships. Jason Belmonte, Australia and Team USA's Rhino Page both receive bronze.



2006 MWC

09/07/06

Ong rules Asiad Bowling Center, wins gold in Singles and All Events

Ong, Page and Nam-Yi take the same medals in Singles and All Events

2006MWCSinglesAllEventsTop3_small.jpg 3-time Asian Games champion Remy Ong from Singapore fired a 1524 six-game series, an average of 254,00, in the fourth and final squad today to win the gold medals in Singles and All Events in the Men's World Championship in Busan, Korea. Team USA's Rhino Page earned the silver medals in both events, while both bronze medals went to Jo Nam-Yi from Korea,

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