World Cup

Brazil

07/30/15

Igor Pizzoli wins Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for Men

2015BWCQBrazilIgorPizzoli_small.jpg Igor Pizzoli (pictured) won the 24th QubicaAMF Brazil Cup on Sunday, July 26th, at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, which serves as Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for men. The 35-year-old will represent Brazil in 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held Nov. 13-20, 2015 at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In the two-game championship match, Squad A leader Pizzoli posted games of 217 and 239 to fly past B Squad leader Rafael Silva, 456-263, to earn his ticket to Las Vegas.

Netherlands

07/14/15

Bianca Wiekeraad, Patrick Meka book tickets to Las Vegas with victory in Dutch Bowling Tour

2015BWCQNetherlandsPatrickMekaBiancaWiekeraad_small.jpgBianca Wiekeraad and Patrick Meka (pictured with medals and tickets) won the 2015 Dutch Bowling Tour, which also serves as Dutch World Cup qualifier, to book their tickets to Las Vegas to represent the Netherlands at the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in November. In the women's title match in best-of-three games format, 25-year-old Wiekeraad defated Cheska Tomas, 2-1. Meka, 24, swept top-seeded Michell Stinissen, 2-0, to capture the men's title.

Israel

07/13/15

Yifat Tal, Oron Cohen will repeat at 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Tal and Cohen win the 26th Israeli Bowling World Cup Qualifier to represent their country in Las Vegas

2015BWCQIsraelYifatTalOronCohen_small.jpgYifat Tal of Petach-Tikva club and Oron Cohen of Haifa club (l-r) won the women's and men's division of the 26th Israeli national qualifying tournament at 20-lane Hutzot bowling center in Haifa and will represent their country at the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 13-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.In the women's title match, Tal defeated Shir Azulay, Holon, 3-1. Cohen topped 2013 World Cup winner Or Aviram, 3-2, to defend the men's title. 

2015 BWC

04/24/15

Las Vegas to host the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Nov. 13-20, 2015)

2015BWCLogo_small.jpgAfter a 16-year absence, the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup returns to the United States in style, surrounded by the flash, glitter and appeal of one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The 56-lane center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas will host QubicaAMF's classic event for the second time in the tournament's 51-year history. The 51st edition of the prestigious tournament will take place from November 13-20, 2015.

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

11/06/14

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.

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