World Bowling News Overview

2003 WRM

07/22/03

Ahmed Shaheen begins to pull away

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

2003WRMAhmedShaheen3.jpg Reigning World Champion Ahmed Shaheen started his third block on the short-oil pattern (32 ft.) with a tournament-best 287-score. The Qatari had ten in a row before he left the 3-10 baby split. Shaheen finished the round with the third-best series of 1309 for total pinfall of 3953 and an average of 219,61 to overtake the lead in the men's World Ranking Masters after 18 games.

2003 WRM

07/22/03

Bill Hoffman strikes out for the lead

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

2003WRMSquad2Hoffman_small.jpg 2-time U.S. National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman (right, with Kegel President John Davis), who has recently announced his candidacy for FIQ President, struck out in the 10th frame of the men's second round at the World Ranking Masters to win the squad and the $1.000 extra prize en route to overtake the lead in the men's division after 12 games.

2003 WRM

07/21/03

Patricia Schwarz wins Squad 2 and overtakes overall lead

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

2003WRMSquad2Schwarz_small.jpg Germany's Patricia Schwarz (pictured with John Davis and her $1,000 bonus) posted the highest 1318, six-game series in the second round of the women's World Ranking Masters here in Lake Wales, FL, en route to win the $1,000 special prize and to overtake the lead after 12 games. The 1997 World Games champion has an overall total of 2577, an average of 214,75.

2003 WRM

07/21/03

Daniel Falconi sets the pace in the men's WRM

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

2003WRMSquad1Falconi_small.jpg One day after his 36th birthday, Daniel Falconi (left with John Davis) of Mexico made himself a $1,000 present as he won the first men’s squad at the 3rd World Ranking Masters at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA. Falconi overtook Ahmed Shaheen in the last game (Falconi 237, Shaheen 210) by 8 pins to check in with 1319, 6-game total, a tournament-best 219,83 average.

2003 WRM

07/21/03

Reija Lunden takes first round lead in women's WRM

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

2003WRMSquad1Lunden_small.jpg Finn Reija Lunden leads the women's division at the 3rd World Ranking Masters in Lake Wales, FL, USA, after Day One. The two-time World Team Cup champion, who came to the tournament as a substitute, posted a 1295, six-game total on the short-oil pattern, an average of 215,83. She received a $1,000 check for the daily winner from Kegel president John Davis (pictured).

2003 WRM

07/21/03

"May the best bowler win!"

Live from the Kegel Training and Testing Center

 This was the message that John Davis (in the front), the President of Kegel, had for all the participants as he declared open the 3rd World Ranking Masters at the new Kegel Training and Testing Center. Immediately after a short ceremony the 24 women started with their first qualifying block. The men will take on the lanes later this evening.


2003 WRM

07/20/03

World Ranking Masters ready to go

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

2003WRMLogo_small.jpg Kegel president John Davis and his crew at the new Kegel headquarters in Lake Wales, Florida, did their utmost to make players and officials feel comfortable at 3rd World Ranking Masters. The top 24 men and 24 women of the world amateur rankings will determine the top ranked bowlers in the world commencing on Sunday July 20 thru to the finals on Wednesday July 23.

Double Feature

06/28/03

Live coverage from World Ranking Masters and International Foundation Games

Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 19-28, 2003)

 The 3rd World Ranking Masters (July 19-24) and the International Foundation Games (July 24-28) will be held at the new Kegel headquarters in Lake Wales, Florida. Among the players who have confirmed participation are defending WRM champions Gery Verbruggen and Jennifer Tan as well as IFG competitors Pete Weber, Kurt Pilon, Rudy Kasimakis, Lisa Bishop and Liz Johnson. Bowlingdigital will report live from both events commencing Saturday, July 19.

2003 WRM-IFGC

06/26/03

Kegel will find out who is the "Best in the World"

World Ranking Masters and Int'l Foundation Games Championship

 Kegel president John Davis working with Len Nicholson and the Foundation have put together an event that the world could only dream about...until now! Introducing the 3rd World Ranking Masters (July 19-23) followed by the International Foundation Games Championship (July 24-27) to be held at the brand-new 74,000 sq. ft Kegel headquarter in Lake Wales, Florida (pictured).

Thailand

08/12/02

Wu Siu Hong ends World Youth Championship with win in Masters

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

2001 Asian rankings leader Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong ended the 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship at P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand, with victory in the Boys Masters. Siu Hong posted some big scores on his way to the title. The No. 3 seed ousted Swede Martin Larsen in the semi-final, 261-191, then topped tournament leader Kim Ko-Woon, Korea, 431-400, to claim the title. ##


Thailand

08/12/02

Shannon Pluhowsky crowned Girls Masters champion in Pattaya

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

U.S. National Amateur Champion Shannon Pluhowsky rolled games of 210, 212 and 213 to become the Girls Masters champion at the 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship at P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand. Pluhosky, seeded third, sidelined Kim Ho-Jung, Korea, 210-193, in the opening match for the right to bowl Ho-Jung's compatriot Hong Soo-Yeon for the title. Being down by three pins after game #1, Pluhowsky rebounded with a 212-178 seal the 429-390 victory.

Thailand

08/10/02

Swedish boys triumph in team event

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

Sweden now owns both the men's and the boys' World Championship team title. Robert Anderson, Mats Olsson, Jonni Kemppainen and Martin Larsen set new championship records over three team-games (2590, 215,83) and six team-games (5074, 211,42) to win the title in the boys' the 4-player team event at the 7th World Youth Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.

Thailand

08/10/02

English girls win second title in team event

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

England's doubles champions Donna Adams and Ann Smith joined forces with Zara Glover and Lisa John to win the 4-player team event at the 7th World Youth Championship. The foursome had a high individual series of 1186 and a low of 1177 to finish at 4728, or an average of 197.

Thailand

08/09/02

Gold and bronze for Korea's boys in doubles

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

Korea's boys captured gold and bronze in the doubles competition at the 7th World Youth Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. Son Won Lak and Kim Ho-Yoon claimed the title with 2532 pinfall total and a 211 average. Their teammates Kim Young-Hun and Kim Ko-Woon checked in at 2500, good for the bronze medal.

Thailand

08/08/02

Adams/Smith continue the winning streak for English girls

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

England's Donna Adams and Ann Smith secured the gold medal in doubles at the 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. The duo averaged 203,83 for 12 games and felled 2446 pins to continue the winning streak for English girls in this year's international youth events.

Thailand

08/08/02

Yannaphon Larpapharat wins second gold for Thailand

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

Thailand's youth bowlers used the home advantage to sweep the gold medals in the boys' and girls singles' event at the 7th World Youth Championship. Just one day after Angkana Netruiseth has become the first gold medallist of the event her teammate Yannaphon Larpapharat took the title in the boys' division. The 19-year-old averaged 228,17 and had a 6-game total of 1369.

Thailand

08/07/02

Sensational gold medal victory for Thailand's Angkana Netruiseth

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

Angkana Netrviseth has become Thailand's sensation of the 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship at P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand, winning the gold medal in the girls' singles event. The 12-year-old had games of 234-182-214-256-200-244 for a 1330, six-game series, and an average of 221,67.

Thailand

08/05/02

7th World Youth Championship

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

The 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship will take place at P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand, August 4-11, 2002. The event is organized by the Thai Tenpin Bowling Congress (TTBC). Princess Ubolrattana is expected to declare the championships open on August 4, 2002. Boys and girls from 29 FIQ member federations born on or after January 2, 1979, will bowl for medals in singles, doubles, four-player team, all events and masters competition.


2002 WRM

05/30/02

Verbruggen takes revenge and beats Öhman to win men's World Ranking Masters

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMTop2MenGeryVerbruggenAndersOhman_small.jpg Belgium's Gery Verbruggen (left) defeated Anders Öhman (right) of Sweden in two straight sets 247-234 and 221-217 to win the men's World Ranking Masters and the $8,000 first prize. Öhman, who had defeated Verbruggen in the European Championship masters finale last year here in Aalborg, walked away with $5,000.

2002 WRM

05/30/02

Tan wins second consecutive title for Singapore in women's World Ranking Masters final

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMTop2WomenJenniferTanJesmineHo_small.jpg In an all-Singaporean clash, Jennifer Tan (left) denied team mate Jesmine Ho's (r.) bid for back-to-back World Ranking Masters titles when she defeated the defending champion two-games-to-none (205-172, 223-200). 21-year-old Tan earned the prestigious title and the first place check worth $8,000. Ho had to settle for second place worth $5,000.

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