World Cup

2014 BWC

11/18/14

Video featuring 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champion Chris Barnes

2014BWCVideo6.jpg Chris Barnes of the United States defeated two opponents to claim the men's title in the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Entering the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format as the No. 3 qualifier, the six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist won his best-of-three-game semifinal match against Ukraine's Mykhaylo Kalika, 215-204, 300-219 and then swept top qualifier Tobias Börding of Germany, 269-248, 231-216 for the title. Barnes joined wife Lynda Barnes (2005) as the first husband-wife duo to win World Cup titles.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Chris Barnes sweeps two opponents to win men's title in 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCChrisBarnes4_small.jpgAfter qualifying for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup for the first time in his illustrious career, PBA star Chris Barnes swept his two opponents in the stepladder finals to win the men's title in the 50th anniversary edition of the prestigious event Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist defeated top-seeded Tobias Börding, Germany in the championship match, two-games-to-none.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero wins the women's title at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sky Bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCClaraGuerrero7_small.jpgFourteen years after starting her international career with a runner-up finish at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia lifted the trophy after winning the 50th edition of the prestigious event at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 32-year-old two-time World Champion defeated Sin Li Jane in the deciding third game, 265-211, to claim the coveted title. The Malaysian ousted Brittni Hamilton, United States, two-games-to-one.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Guerrero, Tobias Börding earn the No. 1 seeds for World Cup Finals

Sin Li Jane vs. Brittni Hamilton and Mykhaylo Kalika vs. Chris Barnes to bowl in the opening matches starting at 1.30 p.m. CET

2014BWCFinalistsWomen_small.jpg2014BWCFinalistsMen_small.jpgClara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia and Germany's Tobias Börding earned the No. 1 seeds for the women's and men's finals of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup starting at 1.30 p.m. at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. In the women's semifinals Sin Li Jane of Malaysia faces Team USA's Brittni Hamilton while Mykhaylo Kalika of Russia takes on Chris Barnes, United States, in the men's opening match.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Tobias Börding maintains 241 average to widen his lead to 240 pins in men's Round of 24

German national team member leads the top eight players into round robin match play at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup; Mykhaylo Kalika (UKR) takes the last spot with an average of 227.18; Juhani Tonteri shoots the third 300 game of the tournament

2014BWCTobiasBording3_small.jpgTobias Börding (pictured) of Germany continued where he had left off with another outstanding performance in the men's Intermediate Round at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Saturday afternoon. The qualifying leader, who started the day with a 170-pin cushion, posted a 1924 eight-game block (240.50 average) including games of 256, 256, 243, 244, 267, 248, 183 and 227 to widen his lead to 240 pins. He totaled 6758 pins (241.36 average) to lead the top eight players into round robin match play starting Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Video of the roll-off for 8th place in women's Round of 24 at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo5.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. Mexico's Sandra Gongora and Daria Kovalova of Ukraine were tied for eighth and last place to advance in the women's Intermediate Round at 6075 total, an average of 216.96. According to the World Cup rules, they bowled a one-game roll-off to break the tie for eighth place.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero leads top 8 women into round robin match play

Colombian leads Intermediate Round in all but one game averaging 222.32 for 28 games; Daria Kovalova (UKR) defeats Sandra Gongora (MEX) in roll-off to earn the final berth into the Round of 8

2014BWCClaraGuerrero4_small.jpgTwo-time World Champion Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia averaged 226.63 for eight games in the women's intermediate round in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to lead the top eight into Sunday's round robin match play at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland with 6225 total, an overall average of 222.32. Daria Kovalova of Ukraine and Sandra Gongora of Mexico tied for eighth and last place to advance at 6075 (216.96). Kovalova defeated Gongora in a one-game roll-off, 246-214, to claim the final berth into match play.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Tobias Börding wins men's qualifying at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

German out averages his nearest competitor by 8.5 pins; Squad C leaders Mykhaylo Kalika, Chris Barnes move into second and third place; Squad A leader Magnus Johnson is fourth; Dutch veteran Eric Kok hits the cutoff number for 24th place with 4276 (213.80 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany dominated the men's qualifying of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and leads the top 24 of 82 players into the intermediate round on Saturday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 22-year-old national team member led after each of the four qualifying rounds including five-game series of 1305, 1136, 1236 and 1157 to win the qualifying portion with 4834 total and an average of 241.70 for twenty games. Börding outaveraged his nearest competitor, Mykhaylo Kalika of Ukraine, by 8.5 pins.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Tobias Börding shoots another high series to easily maintain his lead in men's qualifying

Tournament leader from Germany totals 4834 pins, an average of 241.70 for 20 games; almost secures the top qualifying spot; average to make the cut in 24th place remains 213.27

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2014BWCMagnusJohnson_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany posted another high series in the final qualifying round of Squad B en route to maintain his lead in the overall qualifying standings of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with 4834 total and an average of 241.70. The 22-year-old  The German national team member, who led the squad with 1157 total and an average of 231.40 for five games, overtook Squad A leader Magnus Johnson (r.) by 209 pins.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of a 300 game by Artur Colomer, Catalonia, at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo4.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video clip shows the last two shots of a 300 game by Artur Colomer of Catalonia. It was the second perfecto of the 2014 BWC and the 69th in the history of the World Cup (56 by men and 13 by women.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of the various styles from male bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo3.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Magnus Johnson takes the early lead in men's division as Squad A has completed qualifying

Swedish youngster finishes strong to beat out Romania's Romeo Gagenoiu for top spot by just one pin; average to make the cut in 24th place is currently 213.27

2014BWCMagnusJohnson2_small.jpg2014BWCRomeoGagenoiu_small.jpgMagnus Johnson (l.) had a strong finish in his fourth and final block to take the early lead in men's division as Squad A has completed qualifying in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland. The 21-year-old Swedish youth national team member toppled 4625 pins, an average 231.25 for 20 games, to beat out Romeo Gagenoiu (r.) for th top spot by just one pin. The Romanian had to settle for second place with 4624.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Brittni Hamilton averages 224.20 for 20 games to win women's qualifying at QAMF World Cup

American totals 4484 pins to lead the top 24 women into the intermediate round on Saturday morning; score to make the cut in 24th place is 3986 (199.30 average)

2014BWCBrittniHamilton2_small.jpg2014BWCLizaDelRosario2_small.jpgTeam USA's Brittni Hamilton (l.) posted a 1032 series in the last qualifying round, for 4484 and an overall average of 224.20 en route to win the women's qualifying at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Friday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 24-year-old averaged 206.40 in the fourth five-game block of B Squad including games of 224, 216, 200, 180 and 212 to overtake Liza Del Rosario (r.) of the Philippines by 45 pins.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Liza Del Rosario leads Squad A after qualifying at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Filipina averages 221.95 for 20 games to hold a 93-pin lead as 36 of 70 women have completed the preliminaries; average to beat for 24th place is currently 199.60

2014BWCLizaDelRosario_small.jpg2014BWCSandraGongora3_small.jpgLiza Del Rosario (l.) of the Philippines led Squad A for the fourth consecutive day to finish qualifying atop the 36-player leaderboard with 4439 total and an average of 221.95 for 20 games. The 2003 World Champion in Trios closed out qualifying with her lowest game (172) and her lowest five game series (1009) but beat out her nearest competitor in Squad A for the top spot by 93 pins. Sandra Gongora (r.) of Mexico was second with 4346 (217.30).

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Tobias Börding widens his lead to more than 200 pins after men's Round Three Qualifying

German shoots another 1236 series Thursday night to lead the 82 men into the final qualifying day; the No. 24 score to beat to advance is 3199, or a 213.27 average

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany, who leads the men's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup since the first round of qualifying, rolled a 1236 series at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to widen his lead to 202 pins after the third round. The 22-year-old right-hander had games of 258, 225, 258, 247 and 248 Thursday night at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Börding totaled 3677 pins, an overall average of 245.13, and out averaged his nearest competitor, Mykhaylo Kalika of Ukraine, by more than 13 pins.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Brittni Hamilton powers her way into the lead in the women's division

Team USA member averages over 230 for 15 games to lead the 70-player field into the final qualifying round on Friday morning; score to make the cut in 24th place is 2994 or an average of 199.60

2014BWCBrittniHamilton2_small.jpg2014BWCLizadelRosario3_small.jpgBrittni Hamilton (l.), United States, averaged 234.40 in the third qualifying round of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday evening at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to overtake the lead in the women's division with 3452 15-game total and an overall average of 230.13. Hamilton had games of 225, 227, 238, 245 and 237 for 1172, the highest series of the day, to beat out Liza Del Rosario (r.), Philippines, for the top spot by 22 pins.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Biboy Rivera, Magnus Johnson lead Squad A to move into 2nd and 3rd in men's World Cup

Squad C's Mykhaylo Kalika remains atop the leaderboard with B Squad yet to bowl the third five-game block; average to make the 24th and final spot to survive qualifying is now 213.70 average

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2014BWCBiboyRivera_small.jpgMykhaylo Kalika (l.) continued to lead the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as none of the A Squad bowlers was able to overtake the Ukrainian in the third-round block on Thursday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center. Kalika leads the field of 55 bowlers who have completed 15 of 20 qualifying games with 3475 total and an average of 231.67. Biboy Rivera (r.), Philippines, paced Squad A to overtake second place with 3458 total (230.53).

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Liza Del Rosario maintains 228 average after three rounds in women's World Cup

Filipina holds on the lead as the 36 women of Squad a have completed 15/20 qualifying games; Russia's Maria Bulanova paces third block with 1147 (229.40 average); average to make the cut in 24th place is currently 196.10

2014BWCLizaDelRosario2_small.jpgLiza Del Rosario (l.) of the Philippines averaged 225.20 in the third qualifying block of Squad A at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to easily maintain her lead in the women's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The former world champion rebounded from a sub-par start (194) with games of 258, 229, 232 and 213 for an 1126 series and 3430 15-game total, an overall average of 228.67. Her nearest rivals from B Squad need to improve their overall averages this afternoon to overtake the Filipina.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Mykhaylo Kalika emerges as Squad C leader after 15/20 qualifying games

Ukrainian averages 231.67 for 15 games to move to the top of the leaderboard; cut line for 24th place is currently 213.27 average

2014BWCMykhayloKalika_small.jpg2014BWCSteveThornton_small.jpgThe 26 men of Squad C kicked off the third day of qualifying in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday morning at 8 a.m. CET. Mykhaylo Kalika (l.) of Ukraine came out of the gates quickly with games of 230, 249, 213, 214 and 248 for 1154 to move to the top of the leaderboard with 3475 15-game total and an overall average of 231.67. Steve Thornton (r.) of England was next with 3434 with Chris Barnes, USA, third on 3433.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Tobias Börding remains unchallenged; continues to lead men's qualifying after 10/20 games

Israel's Oron Cohen leads Squad A to maintain second place; score to make the cut in 24th place is now 2130 (213.30 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2014BWCOronCohen_small.jpgFirst round leader Tobias Börding (l.) of German added 1136 to his 1305 first-block series to easily maintain his lead in the men's division at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after 10 of 20 qualifying games. The Squad B leader toppled 2441 pins to hold a 97-pin lead over Oron Cohen (r.) of Israel, who had an 1134 series in Squad A, which concluded the second round Wednesday night at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

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