World Bowling News Overview

2006 MWC

09/07/06

Rhino Page has sights set on medal in All Events after record performance in Singles at Men's World Championship

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

2006MWCSinglesRhinoPage3_small.jpg 2005 U.S. National Amateur Champion Rhino Page has his sights set on winning a medal in All Events in the 2006 Men's World Championship after his record-performance in Singles on Wednesday. Seven players of the top ten and another two players of the top 16 after three events (Doubles, Trios and Team) will take to the lanes at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea, Thursday on the challenging short-oil pattern.

2006 MWC

09/04/06

Team USA cruises to victory in the Team event at the 2006 World Championships in Korea

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

2006MWCTeamTop3_small.jpg Team USA with Scott Pohl, Ronnie Sparks, David Haynes, Rhino Page, Bill Hoffman and Dan Patterson (left) cruised to the gold medal in the five-player team event at the Men's World Championships in Busan, Korea. Squad 1 leader Malaysia earned the silver medal, while Finland topped defending champion Sweden for bronze by 14 pins.


2006 MWC

09/03/06

Gold and Silver for Korea in Trios event at the Men's World Championship

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Sep. 2-3, 2006)

2006MWCTriosTop3_small.jpg In one of the most exciting competitions in the history of the World Championships, the host country of Korea claimed both the gold and silver medals in the Trios event. Kim Tae-Won, Choi Jong-In and Joung Seoung-Joo, who posted a 4073 six-game total (226,28 average) in the afternoon squad, had secured the gold medal well before the final ball was rolled.

2006 MWC

09/01/06

Larsen/Andersson start Men's World Championship with victory in Doubles

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 through Sep. 9, 2006)

2006MWCDoublesLarsenAndersson_small.jpg Martin Larsen and Robert Andersson combined for a 2831 six-game series to start the 2006 Men's World Championship in Busan, Korea, with victory in Doubles. Trailing the Swedes by mere 23 pins to finish second were England's Mike Quarry and Daniel Stride. Jarrod Lean and Jason Belmonte, Australia, beat out their team mates Jason Walsh and Brandon Qualischefski for bronze by 17 pins.

2006 MWC

08/30/06

2006 Men's World Championship declared Open in colorful Opening Ceremony

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

2006MWCDance_small.jpg The inaugural Men's World Championship was declared open this afternoon in Busan, Korea. The colorful opening ceremony was held at the Asiad Bowling Center (pictured left), a 36-laner located in the Busan Sports Complex. The competition will start on Thursday morning, August 31, at 9 am with the Doubles event. 

Korea

08/30/06

Live Coverage from the 2006 Men's World Championship

Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 through Sep. 9, 2006)

2006MWCBusanLotteHotel3_small.jpg The inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Championships for Men will be held from August 27 through September 9, 2006 at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea. Bowlingdigital will keep you up-to-date with live tournament coverage, with updates after each round, behind-the-scenes stories, lots of pictures, interviews and much, much more. Pictured is our current residence, the Busan Lotte Hotel.


Malaysia

08/29/06

Lean, mean Daniel ready for the challenges

Republished courtesy of the Malaysia Star (Aug 29, 2006)

2006MWCLiewKongLimFoongTakMeng_small.jpg After eight months of physical training at Bukit Jalil gymnasium, national bowler Daniel Lim is trim and fit for the challenges in the men's World Championships. And the 30-year-old is all fired up to a medal drought in his third appearance in the championships, which begin on Thursday in Busan with the doubles event.

2006 MWC

08/27/06

Bowlers Lambert, Lewis goes mining for gold in South Korea By Denis LeBlanc

Republished courtesy of HamiltonScores.com (August 24, 2006)

2006CANGeorgeLambert.jpg 2006CANLionelLewis.jpg Tenpin bowlers George Lambert IV (left) of Hamilton and Burlington's Lionel Lewis (right) give added experience to Team Canada when the Men's World Championships begin August 30 in Busan, South Korea. Canada is one of 45 countries entered in the tournament which concludes September 8.

2006 MWC

08/25/06

Canada will be one of 45 countries at Men's World Championship

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

CTFLogo.jpg Canada will be one of 45 countries expected to compete at the Men's World Championships to be held in Busan, South Korea, August 30-September 8, 2006. The championship to be held at the Asiad Bowling Centre, will be the first time the men's event has been held separate from the women.

United States

08/23/06

Team USA's sights set on team gold heading into 2006 Men's World Championships

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

2006MWCLogo_small.jpg In recent years, gold medals have been a rare find for the Team USA men at the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships. In fact, it's been a quarter of a century since Team USA has won gold in the five-player team event. Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards is optimistic the team can find success in South Korea, especially with a good mix of veterans and newcomers.

Malaysia

08/17/06

Faith in old hand Ben By Lim Teik Huat

Republished courtesy of the Malaysia Star (Aug 17, 2006)

2006MWCBenHeng_small.jpg Despite the lack of success in Open tournaments, Ben Heng's (left) good qualities as an inspirational team leader won him a place in the side for the men's World Championships Aug 30-Sept 9. The other bowlers on whom national chief coach Holloway Cheah has put faith on are Alex Liew, Daniel Lim, Azidi Ameran, Zulmazran Zulkifli and Aaron Kong. Meanwhile, Holloway announced that Shalin Zulkifli would make a comeback to national team training on Monday.

Venezuela

08/01/06

More entries coming in for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas

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

2006BWCLogo_small.jpg Anne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Manager, has informed us that more entries have come in for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, from fourth to 10th November. The list of participants includes - for the first time - competitors from Cuba.

Germany

07/30/06

Norwegian Mads Sandbaekken triumphs in Boys Masters finals

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysMastersTop4_small.jpg Mads Sandbaekken (white shirt) of Norway won the coveted Boys Masters title when he defeated Canadian Dan MacLelland (left), 3-1, in the title match. MacLelland opened the championship match with a 202-191 victory before Sandbaekken roared back. He won the second game in the second roll-off after a 202-202 tie, won the third game 219-192 and capped off the day with a 247-189 victory in game four to claim the title.

Germany

07/30/06

Sharon Koh mows down the field to win the Girls Masters title

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsMastersTop4_small.jpg No. 16 seed Sharon Koh (second from left) of Malaysia mowed down the field in the Girls Masters finals en route to win the prestigious title at the 9th World Youth Championships. In the championship match against Therese Forsell (left) from Sweden, Koh won the deciding fifth game in style when she fired the highest game of the day to seal the victory with 265-196.

Germany

07/29/06

Glen Loader leads Australia to victory in Boys Team event

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysTeamAustralia_small.jpg Aussie Glen Loader led his team mates Jason Belmonte, Stephen Cowland and Michael Zentveld to the gold medal in the Boys Team event. Malaysia leapfrogged from 14th to second place, while short oil leader Norway earned the bronze medal. Malaysia's Zulmazran Zulkifli captured the title in All Events, with Dan MacLelland, Canada, second, and Loader third.

Germany

07/28/06

Dutch Girls cruise to victory in Team event at World Youth Championships

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsTeamNetherlands2_small.jpg Danielle van der Meer, Wendy Kok, Wendy van der List and Ghislane van der Tol from the Netherlands cruised to victory in the Girls Team event at the 9th World Youth Championships in Germany. Overnight leaderCanada earned silver and Malaysia stormed to bronze. Esther Cheah earned the gold medal in All Events with  Caroline Lagrange, Canada second and Danielle van der Meer, Netherlands third.

Germany

07/26/06

9th World Youth Championships 2006 - Boys Doubles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysDoubles_small.jpg Daniel Skitt and Dan MacLelland (center) from Canada claimed the gold medal in the Boys Doubles event at the 9th World Youth Championships with 2605 pinfall total on the long oil condition. The silver and bronze medals went to the top teams from the second squad, Korea's Kim Jong-Wook and Jang Dong-Chul (left) and Zulmazran Zulkifli and Aaron Kong (right) of Malaysia.

WYC News

07/26/06

Germany is sweltering under a heat wave

Ted Thompson.jpg It is hot in Germany. Temperatures are up to 38 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale since more than five weeks. Players and officials at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin suffer from the heat. We were interested how much the heat affects the lane maintenance and talked to lane expert Ted Thompson, Kegel's representative in Europe and technical consultants to the WTBA Technical Committee.

Germany

07/26/06

Cheah/Aziela wait till the last moment to win Girl's Doubles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsEsterCheahZandraAziela_small.jpg Esther Cheah teamed with Zandra Aziela to win the gold medal in the Girls Doubles at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin, Germany. The Malaysians finished with a 503-game to capture the title with 2463 pinfall total and an average of 205,25 Valerie Teo and Cherie Tan of Singapore were mere five pins behind to earn the silver medal with 2458. Squad 1 leaders Tina Hulsch and Janine Gabel, Germany, received bronze with 2426.

Germany

07/25/06

Kuwait's Al Zaidan remains unchallenged, wins gold in Boys' Singles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysSingles_small.jpg Squad 1 leaders Mohammad Al Zaidan, Kuwait, Canadian Dan MacLelland, and Norway's Mads Sandbaekken remained unchallenged during the second squad of the Boys Singles en route to win the gold, silver and bronze medals at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin. Aaron Kong led the second squad with 1271 thanks to a final 247 game, good enough for fourth place.  

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