Bowlingdigital TV

03/03/15

Bowlingdigital.com video from the 2013 World Championships reaches 1M views

2013WCMensVideo2_small.jpg One of the videos Bowlingdigital.com has produced during the 2013 WTBA Bowling World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., USA, has reached one million views. This video, directed by Flavio Cuva, focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 36 countries.

World Bowling News

03/03/15

World Bowling makes pitch for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games

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2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgKevin Dornberger, President and CEO of World Bowling and the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed the WTBA member federations, Executive Board and Committee members and the media that the sport of tenpin bowling has made its pitch to the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. To read the President's letter

2015 PBA League

03/03/15

Wheaties signs on as sponsor of PBA League, L.A. X team

General Mills brand to debut during PBA League Elias Cup playoffs in Portland, Maine

2012WheatiesBoxMuhammadAli_small.jpg The PBA and Wheaties have reached an agreement to have the General Mills brand come on as a sponsor for both the 2015 PBA League playoffs and as presenting sponsor of team L.A. X later this month at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. Wheaties is well known for featuring prominent athletes on the exterior of the package (pictured: Muhammad Ali, 2012). The sponsorship package will include on-site signage during the PBA League Elias Cup Playoffs, as well as 30-second commercials on the four ESPN telecasts originating from the event.

Bahrain

03/03/15

Kuwait's Khaled Al-Dubyyan takes the lead in 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship

Al-Dubyyan averages 235 on day one qualifying for international bowlers to lead a field of 11 players as Squads A, B and C have completed the first six-game block

2013KSAOKhaledAlDubyyan_small.jpgImageKhaled Al-Dubyyan (l.) of Kuwait posted a 1411 series (235.17 average) on the first day of qualifying for international bowlers to take the lead in the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Championship as Squads A, B and C have completed the first six-game block. The 2006 World Ranking Masters champion rolled the first 1400-series in the tournament and to beat out Emir Cup winner Tannya Roumimper (r.) of Indonesia for the top spot by 59 pins.

2015 PBA Tour #3

03/02/15

Malott helps Duke win 38th title in Roth/Holman PBA Doubles Championship

PBA's "odd couple" successfully defends 2011 title; Duke moves into third place on all-time PBA Tour titles list

2015PBA03WesMalottNormDuke_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke with the help of partner Wes Malott successfully defended their Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, giving Duke his 38th career title and sole possession of third place on the all-time PBA titles list. Duke (l.), who stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 128 pounds, teamed up with Malott (r.), at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, to defeat international stars Dom Barrett and Osku Palermaa, 228-203, for a victory that also gave Malott 10 career titles.

2015 PBA Tour

03/02/15

2015 PBA Tour Schedule & Champions

2015PBALogo_small.jpg The 2015 Professional Bowlers Association Tour currently consists of 22 tournaments on U.S. soil and an invitational event in Japan in cooperation with the Japan PBA. Due to an agreement between PBA and World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, nine international tournaments of the 2015 World Bowling Tour will also award a PBA title if won by a PBA member. The 2015 PBA Tour will conclude with the Detroit Open December 11-13 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/01/15

Starting March 5: Inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

King's Bowl within the King's Bastion Leisure Center in Gibraltar (March 5-8, 2015)

2015GibraltarOpenLogo_small.jpg The inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 is the fifth stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the third of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The GO will be held from March 5-8 at King's Bowl, a 14-laner within the King's Bastion Leisure Center in Gibraltar. 35 players from nine countries have registered for the event so far. However, the tournament will proceed no matter how many players will enter. Participants will compete for total prize money of 25.000 Euro.

Industry News

03/01/15

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2015 ABF Tour

02/28/15

Qatar's Ghanim Aboujassoum wins 2015 ABF Tour season opener on home turf

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Ghanim Aboujassoum of Qatar topped Khaled Al-Dubyyan of Kuwait, 193-161, to win the season opener of the 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Aboujassoum, who finished 26th in the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 to qualify for the Qatar leg, ousted his compatriot Mohammed Al-Merekhi in the Round of 16, 258-219, then defeated Kuwaiti Jassem Al-Saqer in the quarterfinal, 229-167, and Mohammed Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia in the semi-final, 217-160.

2015 ABF Tour

02/28/15

2015 Asian Bowling Federation Tour features 10 legs and a TOC finale

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The 2015 Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Tour consists of 10 legs, six in the Near East (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia) with a men's division only and four in East and South East Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia) featuring men and women in separate divisions. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the ABF Tour TOC March 2016 in Kuwait.

2015 World Bowling Tour #8

02/27/15

Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper becomes second woman to win the H.H. Emir Cup

Collegiate star defeats Qatar's Khaled Al-Dossari in the title match, 516-430, to earn the $25,000 top prize

2015EmirCupTannyaRoumimper_small.jpgTannya Roumimper (pictured) became the second woman to win the H.H. Emir Cup when the Indonesian defeated local favorite Khaled Al-Dossari, 515-430, over two games total pins to capture the World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize Friday, February 27, at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Roumimper followed in the footprints of former Malaysian standout Shalin Zulkifli, who was the first woman to win the Emir Cup back in 2005.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/27/15

Bowlmor U.S. Women's Open brings number of World Bowling Tour events to 19

2015 WBT Schedule, Champions, Men's and Women's Ranking Winners

WBTLogo_small.jpg The Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6) was added to the 2015 World Bowling Tour schedule. The WBT now features 19 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals in the beginning of 2016.

Qatar

02/27/15

Roumimper, Al-Dossari to bowl for the title at H.H. Emir Cup

Top four players of Round Two battle it out for the $25,000 first-place check in head-to-head matches over two games with the total pin fall to determine the winner

2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg2013EBT04TannyaRoumimper2_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (l.), United States, Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper (r.), Naif Oqab, United Arab Emirates and local favorite Khaled Al-Dossari will battle it out for the title and the $25,000 first-place check in the playoffs at the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 Friday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. McEwan, who led Round 2 with 1368 total, will bowl No. 4 Al-Dossari in the semi-finals and second-place Roumimper takes on No. 3 Oqab.

China

02/26/15

Brunswick, World Bowling, Chinese Bowling Association launch Chinese Bowling Foundation

Partners develop plan to foster bowling resurgence in China

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgBrunswickLogo_mini.jpgBrunswick Bowling has joined forces with World Bowling, the international governing body of the sport of bowling, and with the Chinese Bowling Association to establish the new Chinese Bowling Foundation (CBF). The Foundation's mission is to more actively promote and publicize the game of bowling throughout the People's Republic of China.

2015 PBA Spare Shots #9

02/25/15

PBA stars head east for three World Bowling Tour events

"Jack Rabbits" PBA League bowling ball debuts this week; Josh Blanchard holds off amateur Wesley Low Jr. for Sutter Creek title

2014PBADominicBarrett_small.jpgPBA stars from around the world are heading east for a three-tournament PBA International-World Bowling Tour series, beginning with the H.H. Emir Cup, which is underway at Qatar Bowling Centre in Doha. The Qatar event will be followed by the Kingdom of Bahrain Open at Ozone Entertainment Centre in Manama, Bahrain, March 2-7, and the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, March 14-22. Heading into the three-tournament swing, Dom Barrett (pictured) of England is the WBT men's points leader.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/22/15

Kamilla Kjeldsen defends her title in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

In a re-match of last year's finale, Kjeldsen out-strikes top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE), 508-410

2015EBT04JaroslavLorenc2_small.jpg2015EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpgIn a re-match of last year's title match, defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (pictured left) of Denmark oubowled top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 508-410, to win her second consecutive European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Sunday evening at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland. It was the 29th victory by a women on the European Bowling Tour.

2015 European Bowling Tour

02/22/15

2015 European Bowling Tour - Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

Tour features 18 tournaments in 14 countries including three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the 10th Istanbul Bowling Open has been cancelled as Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul has to undergo complete renovation due to damages caused by a fire, the 2015 EBT now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. The 18 tournaments in 14 countries offer total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or approximately 1.024 million U.S. Dollar. Next stop is the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer February 18-22 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

02/22/15

England's Paul Moor holds on to the lead in Men's Ranking after four events

International Wroclaw Open men's ranking winner Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE) leaps into 18th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

02/22/15

Singapore's Shayna Ng continues to lead Women's Ranking after four events

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) wins women's ranking in International Wroclaw Open for the second consecutive year to leap into 13th place in the 2015 rankings

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 PBA Tour #2

02/22/15

Bohn wins PBA Players Championship in overtime, ties Roth with 34th title

Strike on second sudden-death shot ends dramatic championship match

2015PBA02ParkerBohnIII_small.jpgParker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., struck on his second shot in sudden-death to win the PBA Players Championship at Woodland Bowl, earning his 34th career title and moving into a tie for fifth place on the all-time PBA career titles list with legendary star Mark Roth. The 51-year-old left-hander received a $25,000 winner's check. The finals were held in conjunction with the Tournament of Champions at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., on February 14 and aired Sunday, Feb 22, on ESPN.

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