2009 WWC Las Vegas

2009 WWC

07/31/09

Stefanie Nation brings home first gold medal for USA in Singles event at Women's World Championships

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCStefanieNationSinglesGold_small.jpg2009WWCSandraGongoraSinglesSilver_small.jpgTeam USA's Stefanie Nation (left) started the 2009 Women's World Championships in Las Vegas with victory in the Singles competition. For the first time in WWC, the world champion wasn't crowned after six games but decided in a final of the top 4 players after the preliminaries. In the tittle match, Nation defeated Sandra Gongora (right), Mexico, 167-131, to claim the gold medal. Gongora received the silver medal while Anja Ginge Jensen, Denmark, and Krista Pöllänen, Finland, shared the bronze medal.


2009 WWC

07/31/09

Colombia shoots into lead as Trios event reaches halfway point at Women's World Championships

Clara Juliana Guerrero overtakes the lead in All Events after 15/24 games

2009WWCClaraGuerreroRocioRestrepoPaolaGomez_small.jpgColombia's Paola Gomez/Clara Juliana Guerrero/Rocio Restrepo set the pace in the Women's World Championships Trios event as the competition has reached its halfway point. The Colombians overtook the lead with 1960 pinfall total and an average of 217.78 for the three games on the WTBA Stockholm pattern. 2005 World Ranking Masters champion Guerrero led the team with the field-best 735 series en route to overtake the lead in All Events after 15 of 24 games with 3312 total (220.80). Squad 1 leaders United States, Korea nd Denmark slipped one spot to second through fourth place. The top 4 after tomorrow's second block will advance to the finals. 

2009 WWC

07/31/09

Team USA rises to the top in Trios event after Squad 1/2

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCLizJohnsonCarolynDorinBallardStefanieNation_small.jpgLiz Johnson/Carolyn Dorin-Ballard/Stefanie Nation (left to right) from the host country of the United States rolled a big game at the end of the first block to take the lead in the Women's World Championships Trios event after Squad 1. Places 2 and 3 belonged to Korea and Denmark, who showed a strong performance in the championships so far. Rounding out the top 4 is Hong Kong. Squad 2 will start their first block this afternoon. The second block on the medium Athens pattern and the finals will follow on Friday.

2009 WWC

07/31/09

Video #6: Women's World Championships 2009 - Doubles Preliminaries Slomo 2

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2009WWCDoublesSlomo2_small.jpgThe Doubles preliminaries of the 2009 Women's World Championships were contested on Tuesday, July 30th. 108 doubles were split into three squads to bowl six games on the medium pattern (Athens) to determine the top 4 players, who advanced to the finals on Thursday, July 30, 2009. This is the second of two videos recorded in slow motion.

2009 WWC

07/31/09

Two World Champions will be crowned after the first block if Trios on Thursday

Bowl.com to provide live streaming of the Singles and Doubles finals

2009WWCLogo_small.jpgOn the third day of competition, the first medals of the 2009 Women's World Championships will be given to the winners in Singles and Doubles competition Thursday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada. USBC plans to live stream portions of the event on bowl.com, and bowling fans around the world will be able to watch the finals and select semifinals. Before the top 4 qualifiers from the Singles and Doubles preliminaries take to the lanes at Cashman Center, the first of two blocks of the Trios event will be staged in the arena from 9am through 5pm.


2009 WWC

07/30/09

Video #5: Maria Jose Rodriguez, Colombia, shoots the first 300 game of the Women's World Championships 2009

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ImageMaria Jose Rodriguez from Colombia, rolled the sole 300 game of the 2009 World Tenpin Bowling Association Women's World Championships July 30, 2009 at Cashman Center in Las Vegas Nevada. Maria, who teamed with Alejandra Mora in the Doubles event, had 12 consecutive strikes in the fourth game on the medium oil pattern (Athens).

2009 WWC

07/30/09

Koreans dominate Doubles preliminaries at Women's World Championships

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCSonYunHeeHongSuYeon_small.jpg2009HwangSunOkGangHyeEun_small.jpgHong Su-Yeon and Son Yun-Hee from Korea finished the third and last squad in the Doubles preliminaries with a 454 game to beat out their compatriots Gang Hye-Eun and Hwang Sun-Ok (right, l-r) for the lead by three pins en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the finals in the Women's World Championships on Thursday. Hong/Son No. 4 Hong/Son meet No. 4 Carol Gianotti and Ann Maree Putney, Australia, and Gang/Hwang take on No. 3 Anne Gales and Rikke Rasmussen, Denmark in the semifinals starting at 7pm. 

2009 WWC

07/30/09

Video #4: Women's World Championships 2009 - Doubles Preliminaries Slomo 1

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

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The Doubles preliminaries of the 2009 Women's World Championships were contested on Tuesday, July 30th. 108 doubles were split into three squads to bowl six games on the medium pattern (Athens) to determine the top 4 players, who advanced to the finals on Thursday, July 30, 2009. This is the first of two videos recorded in slow motion.

2009 WWC

07/30/09

Philippine duo moves into third place in Doubles preliminaries in Squad 2

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCLizaDelRosarioLizaClutario_small.jpgLiza Clutario and Liza Del Rosario (r-l) from the Philippines were the sole team from Squad 2 who cracked the top 4 in the Doubles preliminaries at the 2009 Women's World Championships in Las Vegas.The duoled the squad en route to move into third place overall with 2549 total and an average of 212.42. Gang Hye Eun and Hwang Sun Ok from Korea and Anne Gales and Rikke Rasmussen, Denmark, remained in first and second place with 2613 and 2608, resp.. England's Jo Cundy and Hayley White fell one spot to fourth place and is now the team on the bubble with 2548.


2009 WWC

07/30/09

Korea takes the lead in the Doubles preliminaries after Squad 1 of 3

Colombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez rolls the first 300 of the Championships

2009HwangSunOkGangHyeEun_small.jpg2009WWCJoseMariaRodriguez_small.jpgGang Hye Eun and Hwang Sun Ok (r-l) from Korea overtook the lead after the first of three squads in the Doubles preliminaries of the 2009 Women's World Championships in Las Vegas. The duo rolled six games between 408 and 490 to finish the six-game block on the medium pattern with 2613 pinfall total and an average of 217.75. Maria Jose Rodriguez (right) of Colombia set the first highlight in the championships when she rolled the first 300 game of the championships

2009 WWC

07/30/09

Wednesday's action at the 2009 Women's World Championships shifts to Doubles event

2009OpeningCeremonies2_small.jpgOn the second day of competition the action shifts to the Doubles event in the 2009 Women's World Championships at Cahman Center in Las Vegas. The schedule is similar to the Singles event on Tuesday. All teams will bowl one six-game block on the medium oil pattern (Athens). The top 4 duos at the end of the day will advance to the stepladder finals on Thursday, July 30, 2009 starting right after the Singles finals at 7.00pm.


2009 WWC

07/29/09

Video #3: Women's World Championships 2009 - Singles Preliminaries

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The 2009 Women's World Championships started on Tuesday morning with the Singles event. 228 bowlers from 45 WTBA member federations were split into three squads to bowl six games on the short pattern (Stockholm) to determine the top 4 players, who advanced to the finals on Thursday, July 30, 2009. USBC plans to live stream portions of the event on bowl.com, and bowling fans around the world will be able to watch the finals and select semifinals.

2009 WWC

07/29/09

Nation, Gongora, Ginge, Pöllänen advance to Singles finals at Women's World Championships

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCStefanieNation_small.jpg2009WWCSandraGongora_small.jpgTeam USA's Stefanie Nation, Sandra Gongora, Mexico, Anja Ginge Jensen, Denmark, and Krista Pöllänen from Finland finished 1-4 in the Singles preliminaries of the 2009 Women's World Championships en route to advance to the finals on Thursday, July 30. Nation (left) had games of 228, 257, 205, 242, 206 and 223 in Squad 1, an average of 226.83 over six games, and remained atop the leaderboard for the rest of the day. Ginge led Squad 2 while Gongora (right) and Pöllänen moved into the top 4 in Squad 3.


2009 WWC

07/29/09

Ginge, Guerrero, Hulsch crack top 4 in Singles Squad 2

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCAnjaGingeJensen_small.jpg2009WWCClaraGuerrero_small.jpgAnja Ginge-Jensen (l.) from Denmark, Colombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero (r.) and Tina Hulsch, Germany, added their names to the leaderboard in the second squad of the Singles event in the 2009 Women's World Championships Tuesday afternoon at Cashman Center. Stefanie Nation, United States, held on to the lead with 1361 six-game total and an average of! 226.83. The top 4 players at the end of the day will advance to the finals on Thursday, July 30, 2009 starting at 5.30pm.

2009 WWC

07/29/09

Team USA's Stefanie Nation sets the pace in Singles event

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCStefanieNation_small.jpgThe youngest of the six Team USA members, Stefanie Nation (pictured left), set the pace in the Singles competition in the 2009 Women's World Championships at Cashman Center in Las Vegas. Nation, 25, led the first of three squads in the Singles preliminaries with 1361 six-game total and an average of 226.83. She outaveraged her nearest competitor, Helen Johnsson, Sweden, by more than 10 pins. The preliminaries will continue with Squads 2 and 3. All players bowl six games on the short pattern. The top 4 players will advance to the finals on Thursday, July 30. 

2009 WWC

07/29/09

Video #2: Women's World Championships 2009 Opening Ceremonies

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The 2009 Women's World Championships got underway on Monday evening with the Opening Ceremonies at Cashman Center in Las Vegas. In true Las Vegas fashion, Cher and Elvis impersonators helped kick off the Championships which features 228 players from 45 WTBA member federations. The Worls Championships return to the United States for the first time since it was held at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., in 1995.

2009 WWC

07/29/09

Real action at the 2009 Women's World Championships starts with Singles event

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

Unofficial Practice02_small.jpgThe 2009 Women's World Championships were declared open on Monday evening at the Cahman Center in Las Vegas. Real action starts on Tuesday morning 9am local time with the the Singles event. 228 of the best female bowler in the world from 45 WTBA member federations were split into three squads to bowl six games on the Stockholm pattern, the shorter pattern of the two chosen by Technical delegate Daniel Falconi, a standout from Mexico. All players will bowl one six-game block. The top 4 players at the end of the day will advance to the finals on Thursday, July 30.


2009 WWC

07/29/09

Video #1: Impressions from the Women's World Championships at Cashman Center

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The 2009 Women's World Championships will be held at a specially constructed bowling arena at Cashman Center in Las Vegas that includes 60 lanes, stadium spectator seating, multiple pro shops, large state-of-the art scoring screens built above the lanes and much more. 228 of the best female amateur bowlers in the world representing 45 member federations of the World Tenpin Bowling Association will compete over the next six days for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.

2009 WWC

07/28/09

2009 Women's World Championships gets underway in true Las Vegas fashion

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009WWCOCCher_small.jpg2009WWCOCElvis_small.jpgIn true Las Vegas fashion, Cher and Elvis impersonators helped kick off the 2009 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women's Championships at Cashman Center on Monday night. The opening ceremonies introduced the 45 countries that will be competing this week and celebrated the event's return to the United States for the first time since it was held at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., in 1995. The 228 competitors will take to the lanes beginning with singles Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PDT.


2009 WWC

07/28/09

2009 Women's World Championships prepares for Grand Opening at Cashman Center

Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

2009MECLogo_small.jpg 228 of the best female amateur bowlers in the world representing 45 member federations of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) have one more day to prepare for the 2009 Women's World Championships which will be officially declared open during the Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 6.30pm Las Vegas time. The total number of players was announced by the host federation, the United States Bowling Congress, after yesterday's unofficial practice session. The total marks the most countries to compete in the World Women's Championships since it split with the men's championships after the 2003 event in Malaysia.

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