2015 WBT News

03/31/15

World Bowling Tour welcomes Tokyo to its list of major events in 2015

Round1 World Open, a "major" on the WBT, will be held July 9-12; offers 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000) top prize

WBTLogo_small.jpg The World Bowling Tour has announced today it has added the Round1 World Open in Tokyo, Japan, to its list of "major" events for 2015. Utilizing an existing world class bowling venue and an adapted built-in lane construction to one of Tokyo's convention centers, the event is set to impress with a generous prize pool and a tournament schedule showcasing men and women athletes from around the world. Set to take place July 9-12, the international event amplifies the already sensational list of tour locations for 2015.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/31/15

World Bowling Tour adds Round1 World Open to the 2015 WBT Schedule

WBT "major" offers 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000) to the winner

WBTLogo_small.jpg The Round1 World Open in Tokyo, Japan (July 9-12), a World Bowling Tour "major", was added to the 2015 WBT schedule. The tournament offers the richest first-place check of 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000). The 2015 Tour now features 20 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (3) and Europe (2) including eight "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. The top three men and women in the points list will compete in the season-ending WBT Finals.

2015 EYC

03/31/15

Sweden sets the pace in the Girls Team Preliminaries after the first block

With three more games to go on Wednesday Russia, Finland and England sit in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place

2015EYCGirlsSweden2_small.jpgThe Swedish girls, Filippa Persson, Cajsa Wegner, Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg (pictured) led the four-player Team preliminaries in the European Youth Championships after the first block Tuesday afternoon with 2423 total or an average of 201.92. Defending champion Russia hit 2400 on the nose to sit in second place with Finland in third place with 2366 and England in fourth place with 2255. All teams return on Wednesday for the seond block and the medal round.

2015 EYC

03/31/15

Finland holds 50-pin lead as Boys Team Preliminaries reach halfway point

With three more games to go on Wednesday Germany, England and Sweden hold the remaining three spots for the medal round

2015EYCBoysFinland_small.jpgNiko Oksanen, Emil Strömberg, Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä (pictured) took the lead in the European Youth Championships boys Team preliminaries after the first of two three-game blocks Tuesday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Finnish foursome sandwiched a pair of 923 games around an 807 in game two to lead the field of 21 teams with 2653 total and an average of 221.08. Germany was second with 2603 with England and Sweden in third and fourth place with distant 2470 and 2464.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Malaysia's Natasha Roslan, Muhd Rafiq Ismail sweep gold medals in Girls and Boys Masters

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Natasha Roslan (l.) and Muhd Rafiq Ismail (r.) of Malaysia swept the gold medals in stepladder finals of the Girls and Boys Masters competition, which concluded the 18th Asian Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon in Macau, China. Rosland defeated Emily Rigney of Australia in the decisive game, 244-204, to win her first gold medal. Ismail made quick work of Billy Muhammad Islam defeating the Indonesia in one game, 203-183, to claim his fourth gold medal in the fifth event.

Philippines

03/31/15

Paeng bags 129th Masters crown

Republished courtesy of journal.com.ph (March 30, 2015)

20150329PrimaPastaEyeBowlPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) flashed his usual deadly form anew as he ruled the 6th SCTBA Prima Pasta Eye Bowl for his 129th career Masters title last Sunday night. "I'm happy to have been able to hold my own against Philippine team members who are half my age," said the 58-year-old Nepomuceno after he subdued top qualifier Kenneth Chua, 2-0 (236-221, 217-199) in the final match. Nepomuceno earned a shot at Chua by knocking out Paulo Darroca in a one-game shootout, 224-216.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Muhd Rafiq Ismail hopes to win his fourth gold medal in Boys Masters

Malaysian earns the No. 1 one seed for the stepladder finals; Billy Muhammad Islam (INA) and Enzo Hernandez (PHI) meet in the semi-final match starting at 4.10 p.m. CST

2015AYCBoysMastersBlock2Top3_small.jpgMuhd Rafiq Ismail (center) of Malaysia is hoping to win his fourth gold medal in the fifth event at the 18th Asian Youth Championships as he leaped four spots in the second block on long oil to earn the No. 1 seed in the Boys Masters stepladder finals. Ismail, who won the titles in Singles, Doubles and All-Events, finished match play with 3873 total. Enzo Hernandez of the Philippines was second with 3832 and meets Billy Muhammad Islam (3788) of Indonesia in the semi-final match.

2015 AYC

03/31/15

Malaysia's Natasha Roslan earns No. 1 seed in Girls Masters stepladder finals

Emily Rigney (AUS) and Futaba Imai (JPN) will square off in the opening match starting at 4.10 p.m. CST

2015AYCGirlsMastersBlock2Top3_small.jpgNatasha Roslan (center) is one win away from winning her first gold medal at the 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China, as the Malaysian earned the No. 1 seed in the stepladder finals of the Girls Masters event. Roslan averaged 218.13 for the second eight-game block on long oil and had a 6-1-1 won-lost-tied match play record to finish atop the leaderboard. Emily Rigney (l.) of Australia and Futaba Imai (r.) of Japan will square off in the semifinal match.

2015 PBA Tour #6

03/31/15

Sixteen survivors advance in PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

Upsets highlight opening round as four PBA Hall of Famers, former Players of Year fall

2015PBALogo_small.jpgSixteen players survived the opening two rounds of the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Monday, but four PBA Hall of Famers and four former PBA Players of the Year were sidelined in the single-elimination matches. The Maine Shootout ends Tuesday when the 16 players who advanced from Monday's competition will continue to bowl best-of-three matches until a winner is decided. All of the competition will be covered live on PBA's exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame.

2015 EYC

03/30/15

Swedes Wegner, Persson shoot two big games to claim gold in Girls Doubles

2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson2_small.jpg Tournament leader Cajsa Wegner and Filippa Persson (l-r) of Sweden posted two big games to cruise to the Girls Doubles title in the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. In the gold medal match, Wegner and Persson outscored Bauke Jespers and Annouk Coopmans of Belgium, 474-331. The Belgians earned silver, Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg of Sweden and Amandine Richard and Gwena√ęlle Hugon of France shared bronze.

2015 EYC

03/30/15

Finland's Oksanen, Strömberg win Boys Doubles title at 28th European Youth Championships

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen3_small.jpgTop seeded Niko Oksanen and Emil Strömberg (r-l) defeated Benjamin Jonsson and Robert Lindberg of Sweden, 470-433, to win the first gold medal at the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Swedes took the silver medal, while the second Finnish duo Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä and French Gaetan Mouveroux and Valentin Saulnier, who lost in the semi-finals of the medal round, shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC

03/30/15

Swedish duos lead Girls Doubles preliminaries at the 28th European Youth Championships

Swedes square off with Belgian and French doubles in the medal round starting at 5.30 p.m. CEST

2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson_small.jpgCajsa Wegner and Filippa Persson of Sweden (pictured left, l-r) averaged 207.42 in Squad 1 of the Girls Doubles preliminaries at the 28th European Youth Championships to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round later this afternoon at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Swedes were the only duo in which both players surpassed the 1200-mark, a 200 average. Sweden II finished in second place, with Belgium in third and France in fourth place. The medal round starts at 5.30 p.m. CEST.

2015 European Bowling Tour

03/30/15

Qatar Bowling Federation announces three-day postponement of the 2015 Qatar Open

Season-ending event on the European Bowling Tour will be held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2015 in Doha, Qatar

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The Qatar Bowling Federation has announced that the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" Qatar Open originally scheduled for November 23-29 will be postponed for three days and will take place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2015, at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries and offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 975.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 PBA #6

03/30/15

Pairings set for PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, United States (March 30-31, 2015)

2015PBALogo_small.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association's Maine Event at Bayside Bowl continues Monday and Tuesday with the PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout, a best-of-three-game single-elimination singles match play tournament that will be covered exclusively on PBA's online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. It will be open to a field of 64 players. Competition will conclude with the championship match on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The winner will earn $10,000 and a PBA Tour title.

2015 AYC

03/30/15

Seo Hyo Dong, Billy M Islam achieve perfection; roll 300 to lead Boys Masters after Round One

Koreas Seo and Indonesia's Islam average over 240 to lead the top 16 boys in All-Events after the first block on medium oil with 2054 and 2002 totals

2015AYCBoysMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgSeo Hyo Dong of Korea (center) and Indonesia's Billy Muhammad Islam (l.) both achieved perfection in the first block on medium oil Monday at Macau Bowling Center in Macau, China, to take the lead in Boys Masters match play at the 18th Asian Youth Championships. Seo led the top 16 players in All-Events with 1994 pinfall, an average of 249.25 for eight games, and added 60 bonus pins (10 pins per win) for 2054. Islam was second on 2002 with Enzo Hernandez (r.), Philippines, third on 1958.

2015 PBA League

03/30/15

Brooklyn, Silver Lake advance to PBA League Semifinal Round

Maine bowling fans cheer non-stop as opening matches go to sudden-death roll-offs

201213PBALBrooklynStyles_small.jpg2014PBALSilverLakeAtomSplitters_small.jpgWith a sold-out crowd cheering loudly throughout the competition, the Concrete Software BROOKLYN STyLES and Bass Pro Shops Silver Lake Atom Splitters each won a one-ball sudden-death roll-off at Bayside Bowl to advance to the semifinal round of the PBA League Elias Cup playoffs. The opening round of PBA League competition, which took place at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, aired Sunday on ESPN.

2015 AYC

03/30/15

Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block

Australia's Emily Rigney leads Girls Masters match play after first eight-game block Australian averages 223.38 on medium oil and wins six of her eight matches to take a 49-pin lead into Tuesday's second round before the cut to the top 3 for the stepladder finals

2015AYCGirlsMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpg Emily Rigney (center) of Australia averaged 223.38 on the medium pattern and won six of her eight matches Monday morning at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau, China, to take the lead in Girls Masters with 1847 total including 60 bonus pins. The Aussie hold a 49-pin lead heading into the second block on long oil Tuesday. Natasha Roslan (l.) of Malaysia was second with 1798 followed by Lee Yeong Seung (r.) of Korea in third place with 1796.

2015 EYC

03/29/15

Finnish boys earn No. 1 and 2 seed for Doubles medal round at European Youth Championships

Finns face doubles from Sweden and France in the semi-finals

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen_small.jpgThe boys from Finland set the tone in the boys Doubles preliminaries, which kicked off the 28th European Youth Championships Sunday, March 29, at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. Emil Strömberg and Niko Oksanen (l-r) led the first squad with record 2788 total, an average of 232.33, to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round starting Monday at 5.30 p.m. CEST. Their teammates Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä posted 2722 (226.83) in Squad 2 to take the No. 2 seed.

2015 AYC

03/29/15

Korean girls win third consecutive Asian Youth Championships Team gold

Malaysia overtakes Singapore in last game to secure the silver medal; Byun Sun Min wins another gold medal for Korea in All-Events

2015AYCGirlsKorea2_small.jpgStarting the day in second place, Byun Sun Min, Kim Mi Ae, Jang Ryeon Gyeong and Lee Yeong Seung (pictured) averaged 206.25 over three games on medium oil to comfortably win the third consecutive Team gold at Asian Youth Championships Sunday with 4963 total and an overall average of 206.79. In the battle for silver and bronze, Malaysia overtook Singapore in the last game by 17 pins. Byun Sun Min won another gold medal for Korea in All-Events with 3920 (217.78).

2015 AYC

03/29/15

Singaporean boys capture the coveted Team gold medal at Asian Youth Championships

Korea beats out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin; Muhd Rafiq Ismail (MAS) cruises to victory in All-Events

2015AYCBoysSingapore2_small.jpgThe boys team from Singapore (pictured) bowled a consistently high three-game block on medium oil Sunday to leap one spot and to capture the coveted Team gold medals at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with 5289 total and an average of 220.38. Korea beat out first-block leader Malaysia for the silver medal by one pin, 5164 to 5163. Muhd Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia won his third gold medal in this Championships in All-Events with record 4443 total (246.83).

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