World Bowling News Overview

2005 World Games

07/19/05

Korean bowlers lead in men's and women's Singles

WG2005KOR_small.jpg Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea lead the Singles event in the 7th World Games after 18 of 24 games. Men's overnight leader Kang averaged 249,33 in his six-game block on Tuesday morning to widen his lead to 188 pins. Yannaphon Larp-apharat from Thailand is second with Germany's Achim Grabowski in third. Kim posted 1346 to leap from 4th to first. Japans' Ayano Katai is second with Piritta Kantola from Finland third and yesterday's leader Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, fourth. The fourth and final block is scheduled for 3 p.m.

2005 World Games

07/18/05

Kang, Zulkifli lead Men's and Women's Singles after 12 games

WG2005KangHeeWon_small.jpg WG2005ShalinZulkifli_small.jpg The individual pinfall from the Mixed Doubles was carried forward into the Singles competition on Tuesday (two 6-game blocks at 8.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.). Korean Kang Hee-Won (left) posted the field-best 2722, 12-game total to lead the men's division by 25 pins. Shalin Zulkifli (right) sits atop the women's leaderboard. The Malaysian overtook Piritta Kantola from Finland with a 279 in the 10th game. Zulkifli registered 2535 pins, an average of 211,3.

2005 World Games

07/18/05

Sebelen, Kantola set the pace in Men's and Women's Singles after 6 of 24 Games

WG2005PirittaKantola_small.jpg WG2005RolandoSebelen_small.jpg Rolando A. Sebelen (left), Dominican Republic set the pace men's singles event at the 2005 World Games in Germany. Sebelen has felled 1372 pins, an average of 228,67 for six games. Second place belonged to Kang Hee-Won, Korea, who is mere four pins behind with 1368. Mithat Siveliol, Turkey, is a surprising third with 1333. In the women's division, Piritta Kantola (right), Finland, took the pole position with 1296 and an average of 216,00. Kim Soo-kyung, Korea, is second with 1271, while Filipina Liza Del Rosario is third with 1263.

2005 World Games

07/18/05

Malaysia, Korea and France to bowl for Mixed Doubles title

WG2005MAS_small.jpg Zulmazran Zulkifli and Shalin Zulkifli (pictured) from Malaysia, Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea and Francois Sacco and Isabelle Saldjian from France will bowl for the title in the Mixed Doubles finals at the 7th World Games 2005, Tuesday at 12 a.m. at Joe's SuperBowling in Mülheim on the Ruhr in Germany. The Malaysian internationals took the lead after nine games and never looked back. The duo (no relationship) felled 5194 over twelve games, an average of 216,4.

2005 World Games

07/18/05

Korea atop the leaderboard in Mixed Doubles at halftime

WG2005KOR_small.jpg Korea's Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung (r-l) finished the first six-game block in Mixed Doubles at the 2005 World Games with a 465-game to help grab the top spot at the 7th World Games 2005 in Germany. Kang shot a 1368-series and Kim added 1271 for 2639 pinfall total and an average of 219,9. Trailing the Koreans by 79 pins is the duo from Malaysia, Shalin Zulkifli and Zulmazran Zulkifli (no relationship) with 2560. Finland with Kantola and Singles champion Kai Virtanen led the field after four games but slipped to third with 2548.

United States

05/01/05

2005 World Ranking Masters a spectacular success

Kegel Training Center in Lakes Wales, FL, USA

 The 5th World Ranking Masters at the Kegel Bowling Center in Lakes Wales, FL, was a spectacular success. The credit goes to John Davis, his sons Jonathan and Chris, and the entire staff of the Kegel Company. Clara Guerrero from Colombia and Kimmo Lehtonen from Finland emerged as the 2005 World Ranking Masters champions in the 5-day competition on multiple lane conditions.

Guatemala

02/26/05

6th Central American and Caribbean Championship

Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Mexico dominated the 6th Central American and Caribbean Championships (CONCECABOL 2005) at Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Team and doubles champions Marcos Baeza and Daniel Falconi won gold and silver in Singles and All Events. Adriana Perez and Sandra Gongora captured gold and silver in women's all events. Young Puerto Rican Yoselin Leon (pictured) topped Perez by three pins to win the women's Singles title.

United States

02/14/05

Bowling Legend Dick Weber, 75, dies in sleep at home

Bowling loses its greatest ambassador ever

Dick_Weber_2810.jpg Dick Weber, bowling's greatest ambassador ever and possibly its greatest bowler ever, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday night at his home in the St. Louis Area. Less than 36 hours earlier Weber had gotten a standing ovation when he was introduced at the opening ceremonies of the 102nd American Bowling Championship Tournament at the River Center Convention Center in Baton Rouge, La.

FIQ/WTBA News

01/27/05

Court of Arbitration for Sports makes decision on Nathan claim

Court of Arbitration for Sports makes decision on Nathan claim

P.S. Nathan 3.jpg As earlier reported, former WTBA President and Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress President, P.S. Nathan (pictured), has sued the FIQ at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Heikki Sarso from Finland, the incumbent WTBA President, has informed us that he has received an arbitral award from the arbitrator, but it doesn't contain a decision but an advice or opinion of the arbitrator.

FIQ/WTBA News

01/05/05

Former WTBA President P.S. Nathan sues the FIQ

Claim will cost the organization thousands of Dollars

P.S. Nathan 1.jpg Heikki_Sarso_1937.jpg Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress President P.S. Nathan (pictured left) has sued the FIQ at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. "Our costs at the moment are about 20.000 Euro (approx. US$26,000)", said Heikki Sarso from Finland (pictured right), the incumbent WTBA President. 

2004 WRM

06/27/04

Al-Qubaisi beats Lintilä to claim men's World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

 Mohd Al-Qubaisi came back from being down 0-1 to defeat Lasse Lintilä, two-games-to-one, en route to capture the men's World Ranking Masters title. 36-year-old Lintilä, one of three Finns in the men's single elimination finals, easily won game #1, 244-188. Al-Qubaisi rebounded with back-to-back victories, 269-196 and 210-190, to win the match and the title.

2004 WRM

06/26/04

Asbaty impressively wins women's World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Diandra Asbaty, 23-year old 6-time Team USA member , defeated Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia, 2-0 en route to claim the women's title in the World Ranking Masters at Planet Bowling in Moscow. This marks the first time in the four-year history of the World Ranking Masters that an American bowler, man or woman, won the title.

2004 WRM

06/25/04

Mannonen and Zulkifli earn top seeds for WRM single elimination finals

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMShalinZulkifli_small.jpg 2004WRMPetriMannonen_small.jpg Finn Petri Mannonen and Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, earned the No. 1 seed for the men's and women's single elimination best-of-three games finals at the 2004 World Ranking Masters. Mannonen (l.), who led the field since the first block, meet compatriots Pasi Uotila in the quarterfinals. Zulkifli (r.) takes on Korea's Lee Eun Ock. 

2004 WRM

06/25/04

Mannonen and Zulkifli atop the leaderboard after Day 2

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMPetriMannonen_small.jpg 2004WRMShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Finn Petri Mannonen and Shalin Zulkifli from Malaysia lead the World Ranking Masters after 18 of 24 games of qualifying.  Zulkifli posted a field-best 1384, six-game series in the third round of qualifying to jump from sixth to first place in the women's division. 

2004 WRM

06/24/04

Guerrero, Ong post high scores in Block Two at World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMRemyOng_small.jpg 2004WRMClaraGuerrero_small.jpg Petri Mannonen and Reija Lunden, both from Finland, continued to lead the men's and women's division in the World Ranking Masters in Russia after Block Two. Singapore's Remy Ong (l.) came up strong with the field-best 1399-set to leap into third position. Making the biggest jump in the women's division was Colombia's Clara Guerrero (r.).

2004 WRM

06/23/04

Finns set the pace in the 4th World Ranking Masters

Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

2004WRMLundenMannonen_small.jpg Finns Petri Mannonen and Reija Lunden (pictured) set the pace in the 4th World Ranking Masters at Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia. Mannonen (r.) averaged 231,33 en route to win the first of four 6-game blocks with 1388 pinfall total. Lunden (l.) leads the women's division with pinfall of 1263 and an average of 210,50.

2003 WRM

07/24/03

Anders √É‚Äďhman triumphs the men's World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMAndersOhman3.jpg 2003WRMBillHoffman3.jpg Anders Öhman (left) won the decisive game of the men's World Ranking Masters finals against Bill Hoffman (right), 220-179, to earn the prestigious World Ranking Masters title, the $8.000 first prize and a STORM Hot wire. Ahmed Shaheen and Daniel Falconi garnered $2.500 each for third and fourth.

2003 WRM

07/24/03

Britt Bröndsted sweeps women's World Ranking Masters

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMBrittBrondsted3.jpg 2003WRMPatriciaSchwarz4.jpg Britt Bröndsted (left) of Denmark won all of her three matches in a sweep en route to win the women's World Ranking Masters at the Kegel Training and Testing Center in Lake Wales, Florida. In the championship match, the 22-year-old righthander defeated Germany's Patricia Schwarz (right), 224-164 and 224-215.

2003 WRM

07/23/03

Bill Hoffman achieves perfection en route to claim No. 1 seed

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMOhmanHoffman_small.jpg 2-time U.S National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman (r.) rolled the first 300-game of the 3rd World Ranking Masters and also the first perfecto in the new Kegel Training and Testing Center in Lake Wales, Florida. The 29-year-old team USA member claimed the No. 1 seed for the men's finals with 5170 pinfall total and a 215,42. Last year's World Ranking Masters runner-up Anders Öhman (l.) leaped eight spots to second behind a 1359 series today.

2003 WRM

07/23/03

Britt Bröndsted leads top 8 women into single elimination finals

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

2003WRMBrittBrondsted2.jpg Britt Bröndsted of Denmark finished the 24-game preliminaries at 3rd World Ranking Masters in Lake Wales, FL, USA, with pinfall total of 5087 and an average of 211,96 to claim the top-seeded position for tomorrow's single elimination finals. Aumi Guerra (right) of the Dominican Republic grabbed the 8th and final spot with pinfall total of 4838, the biggest success ever for a Dominican woman on world level.

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