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Barnes, Bohn conclude World Senior Championships with victory in Masters

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In the fourth gold medal sweep for the United States in the World Senior Championships 2017, Lynda Barnes and Parker Bohn III captured the masters titles as the Championships came to a close Sunday in Germany.

In best-of-three games format, Barnes swept Janne Monsen of Norway, 2-0, in the women’s gold medal match at Dream Bowl Palace in the Munich-area suburb of Unterföhring, while Bohn came back from a 1-0 deficit to capture the men’s title with a 2-1 victory over Joe Ciach of Canada, including a one-pin win in the decider.

USBC Hall of Famer Barnes (left) medaled in all five events and led the individual medal tally with three gold, one silver and one bronze medal. PBA and USBC Hall of Famer Bohn earned four medals, including three gold and one bronze.

Barnes, who won the gold medals in singles and the team event earlier this week, topped the Norwegian, who won the 4th Senior Open here at Dream-Bowl Palace last Sunday for her first title on the International Senior Bowling Tour, 192-135 and 199-157, to win the third gold medal in her debut at World Senior Championships.

The two-time PWBA champion and World Cup champion made it to the finals after defeating her team mate, 20-time professional champion Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in her semifinal match, 2-0 (236-207, 247-184). Monsen, stunned the third American in the finals, all-events and team champion Leanne Hulsenberg, who also medaled in all five events, 2-0 (236-216, 204-177).

Monsen received the silver medal, while Hulsenberg and Dorin-Ballard tied for bronze. L-R Monsen, Barnes, Dorin-Ballard and Hulsenberg,

Bohn (left), who started the Championships by winning bronze in singles and added gold in doubles and in the team event, averaged almost 230 for the day but started the title match against Ciach with a 170-256 loss.

The 35-time PBA champion and four-time PBA50 titlist rebounded with a 197-188 and wrapped up the title with a 238-237 in the deciding third game.

Bohn earned his spot in the title round by defeating doubles bronze medalist Shaun Cummings, 2-0 (227-212, 230-159).

Ciach, who won four medals in five events this week, including silver in singles and bronze in doubles and team, defeated Stefan Yngström of the Sweden, 2-0 (213-180, 215-192), in the semifinals.

Ciach earned the silver medal, while Cummings and Yngström tied for bronze. L-R Ciach, Bohn, Yngström and Cummings.

Yngström added his name to the record books when he tossed the lone 300 game of the event and the second in the history of the World Senior Championships in his Round of 16 match against Marco Reviglio of Italy.

The top 24 players in all-events on both the men’s and women’s side after 18 games of qualifying advanced to Masters. The top 8 received a first-round bye and were seeded 1-8 in the Round of 16. All advancers battled it out for the medals in single-elimination best-of-three games format.

Defending masters champions Susanne Olsson of Sweden and Australia’s Andrew Frawley made a run at a second consecutive masters title but were eliminated in the Rounds of 16 and 8, respectively.

The U.S. team topped the medal tally with 18 medals, including nine gold, four silver and five bronze medals. Canada was the only other country to win a gold medal, thanks to Jill Friis and France Joubert, who won in doubles. The Canadians also took home three silver and two bronze medals.

Mexico, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Australia, Sweden, Japan and Russia shared the other gold medals. The U.S men (4/3/3) and the U.S. men (5/1/2) were the most winningest teams in their respective division.

Click on the respective links to relive the action:
Masters Round of 24
Masters Round of 16
Masters Quarterfinals
Masters Semi-finals
Masters Finale
Masters Medal Ceremonies

Bowlingdigital.com provided onsite coverage of the event commencing Tuesday, August 15, with the singles preliminaries all the way through to the masters finals on Sunday, August 20.

The 3rd World Senior Championships 2017 were held from August 13-20 at Europe’s biggest bowling center, the beautiful 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany.

A record field of 163 men and 110 women from record 44 countries (players must be 50 years of age or above in the year of the championship) competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in singles, doubles, four-player teams, all-events and masters in the seven-day competition.

In accordance with World Bowling Statutes and Playing Rules Chapter 4.6.2, the 2017 World Senior Championships were contested on the 41 feet Montreal lane conditioning pattern selected from Bank 2 (formerly “medium”) patterns of the World Bowling bank of patterns.

World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on World Bowling, click here.

The 4th World Senior Championships will return to Las Vegas in August 2019, this time to the new South Point Bowling Plaza, which is part of the South Point Hotel and Casino.

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2015 World Senior Championships – Men’s Masters Finals

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format.

Championship Round:
1. Parker Bohn III, United States
2. Joe Ciach, Canada
3. Stefan Yngström, Sweden
(tie) Shaun Cummings, Australia

Playoff Results:
Semi-final Match 1: Bohn de. Cummings, 2-0 (227-212, 230-159)
Semi-final Match 2: Ciach def. Yngström, 2-0 (213-180, 215-192)
Championship: Bohn def. Ciach, 2-1 (170-256, 197-188, 238-237).

2015 World Senior Championships – Women’s Masters Finals

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format.

Championship Round:
1. Lynda Barnes, United States
2. Janne Monsen, Norway
3. Leanne Hulsenberg, United States
(tie) Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States

Playoff Results:
Semi-final Match 1: Monsen def. Hulsenberg, 2-0 (236-216, 204-177)
Semi-final Match 2: Barnes def. Dorin-Ballard, 2-0 (236-207, 247-184)
Championship: Barnes def. Monsen, 2-0 (192-135, 199-157).

2015 World Senior Championships – Men’s Masters Quarterfinals

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format. Winners advance, losers eliminated.

2015 World Senior Championships – Women’s Masters Quarterfinals

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format. Winners advance, losers eliminated.

2015 World Senior Championships – Men’s Masters Round of 16

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format. Winners advance, losers eliminated.

2015 World Senior Championships – Women’s Masters Round of 16

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format. Winners advance, losers eliminated.

2015 World Senior Championships – Women’s Masters Round of 24

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format. Winners advance, losers eliminated.

2015 World Senior Championships – Women’s Masters Round of 24

Single-elimination, best-of-three games format. Winners advance, losers eliminated.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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