2009 Melaka

2009 BWC

12/13/09

QubicaAMF announces TV transmission times for 2009 World Cup

2009BWCLogo_small.jpgQubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Manager Anne-Marie Board has announced the TV transmission times for the stepladder finals of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009.) The men's show will feature No. 1 Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea, No. 2 Michael Schmidt, Canada and No. 3 Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia. The women's final will feature No. 1 seed Caroline Lagrange, Canada, No. 2 Siti Safiyah Amirah, Malaysia, and No. 3 Zara Giles, England.


2009 BWC

11/22/09

Review our Live Coverage from the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2009BWCAwardPaengNepomucenoBellindaTan_small.jpg2009BWCchampionChoiYongKyuCarolineLagrange_small.jpgCanada's Caroline Lagrange and Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea (l.) were the winners of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia. Lagrange and Michael Schmidt won the Country Award for the best team performance. 4-time BWC champion Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, and Belinda Tan (r.), New Zealand, were voted Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Tournament.


2009 BWC

11/20/09

Review the Live Streaming from the finals of the the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2009BWCchampionChoiYongKyuCarolineLagrange_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com has partnered with the United States Bowling Congress, BOWL.com and QubicaAMF to live stream the men's and women's semifinals and finals of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia. Lucas Wiseman , USBC Senior Public Relations Coordinator, served as play-by-play announcer for all broadcasts, which were recorded by Flavio Cuva. All photos by Beat Grauwiler. To review the men's and women's matches in best-of-three games format on Bowlingdigital's Ustream TV


2008 BWC

11/19/09

Choi Yong-Kyu captures first World Cup title for Korea

Denies Michael Schmidt's bid for second World Cup title

2009BWCMenschampionChoiYongKyu1_small.jpgChoi Yong-Kyu (pictured left), who has dominated the men's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia since the second qualifying block, captured the first World Cup title for Korea in the 45-year history of the prestigious event. In the title match top seeded Choi swept 2005 BWC champion Michael Schmidt, Canada, 2-0, and denied Schmidt's bid to become just the second men to win multiple titles. Schmidt also made quick work of No. 3 seed, Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, in the opening match.
The 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held in Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 16-23, 2010, tbc).

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Caroline Lagrange wins women's title in 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Strikes out in the 10th frame to beat Zara Glover, two-games-to-one

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Top seeded Caroline Lagrange (l.) from Canada came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat No. 3 seed Zara Giles, England, two-games-to-one to win the women's title in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia. Lagrange dropped the first game, 189-194, but rebounded with a 210-181 win to level the match. Needing a double and four to win the decisive game, Lagrange delivered three strikes to seal the victory, 218-211. Giles swept No. 2 seed Siti Safiyah Amirah, Malaysia, in the opening match.

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Video #11: Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea, rolls the sole 300 game at 45th Bowling World Cup

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2009BWCChoiYongKyuKorea300_small.jpgEventual World Cup champion Choi Yong-Kyu from Korea, rolled the sole 300 game of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in the sixth game of round robin match play (38th game overall) on Thursday morning Nov. 19 at Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia. It was the 44th perfecto in the World Cup history and the 35th by a man. Another first for Choi as he was the first Korean bowler, man or woman, to accomplish the feat. To watch Choi's 11th and 12th strike

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi Yong-Kyu shoots the first 300 game to secure top seed for the men's World Cup finals

Michael Schmidt and Ryan Lalisang to determine the challenger

2009BWCChoiYongKyu4_small.jpg2009BWCMichaelSchmidt3_small.jpgChoi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, who led the men's division since the second qualifying round, rolled the first 300 game of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in the sixth game of round robin match play to secure the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals. Choi finished with 9182 total including 60 bonus (30 per win). 2005 BWC champ and No. 2 seed Michael Schmidt, Canada, and No. 3 Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, will square off in the opening match. PBA superstar Walter Ray Williams Jr., USA, had the field-best 6-2 match play record but missed the show by 70 pins in fifth place.


2009 BWC

11/19/09

Caroline Lagrange wins all matches to earn the No. 1 seed for women's World Cup finals

Siti Safiyah Amirah meets Zara Giles in the opening match

2009BWCCarolineLagrange2_small.jpg2009BWCSitiSafiyahAmirah2_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (l.), Canada, won all eight matches in round robin averaging 235.25 for the round en rote to earn the No. 1 seed for the women's stepladder finals of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Lagrange finished the 40-game preliminaries with 9006 total including bonus (30 per win). In the opening match, Siti Safiyah Amirah (r., 8880), Malaysia, will face Zara Giles (8823), England, who fell from first to third. Canada has won the Bent Petersen Country award.


2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi Yong-Kyu holds on to the lead in the men's division after 32 games

Live streaming to start on Thursday at 12.30 p.m. local time

2009BWCChoiYongKyu4_small.jpg2009BWCWalterRayWilliams6_small.jpgQualifying leader Choi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, averaged 213.25 in the men's Round of 24 of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday night but lost more than 120 pins to the next four bowlers. Kyu held on to the lead with 7358 pinfall total, an average of 229.94, as the field was cut to the top 8 players. All-time PBA titlist Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.), United States, leaped into fifth place but has still a lot of work to do make the cut to the final on Thursday afternoon.

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Zara Giles leads top 8 into final day at QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Korea's Baek upsets Russia's Tsarkova in the last game

2009BWCZaraGiles2_small.jpg2009BWCDianaZavjalova3_small.jpgEngland's Zara Giles (l.) continued to lead the women's division in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after the fourth 8-game block at Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia. Giles rolled a 1751 series in the quarterfinal to lead the top 8 women into the semifinal on Thursday morning with 7026 pinfall total and an average of 219.56. Young Latvian Diana Zavjalova (r.) posted an outstanding 1889 series to leapfrog from 15th to 4th place. 

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Video #10: Interview with John Walker, CEO of QubicaAMF Worldwide

2009BWCJohnWalkerInterview_small.jpgQubicaAMF Worldwide is a leading manufacturer and marketer of bowling and amusements products. The company is the founder, organizer and principal sponsor of the Bowling World Cup. "It is 22 years since the Bowling World Cup was in Malaysia," said John Walker, Chief Executive Officer of QubicaAMF, "and it is high time that we came back to a country that holds bowling in such high esteem." Mr. Walker took his time to talk about the 45th edition of the prestigious event. To listen to the interview


2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi holds dominating lead as men's field is cut to 24 in 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Live streaming to start on Thursday at 12.30 p.m. local time

2009BWCChoiYongKyu3_small.jpg2009BWCSonnyReguerra_small.jpgDay two leader Choi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, averaged 248.25 in the final qualifying block to widen his lead from 53 to 286 pins as the men's field was cut to the top 24 in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia. Choi felled 5652 pins, an average of 235.50 over 24 games. Sonny Reguerra (r.), New Zealand, beat out 4-time World Cup champ Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, for the 24th and final spot to advance by three pins, 4963 to 4960.


2009 BWC

11/18/09

Video #9: Interview with Martin Larsen, Sweden

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2009BWCMartinLarsen3_small.jpgLast's year's Bowling World Cup runner-up Martin Larsen, Sweden, a 3-time World Champion, started the 24th edition of the prestigious event in third place, leaped one spot in the second block and finished qualifying in third place among the players from 87 countries with 5282 pinfall total and an average of 220.08. Larsen maintained a slim 3-pin lead over former World Cup champion Michael Schmidt from Canada. To watch Martin in action and to listen to an interview recorded after the second of three qualifying blocks.

2009 BWC

11/18/09

Video #8: Interview with Qualifying Leader Zara Giles

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2009BWCZaraGiles3_small.jpgZara Giles, England, led the women's qualifying in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup since day one en route to lead the top 24 players into the quarterfinals on Wednesday evening at Melaka International Bowling Center. Giles had series of 1805, 1687 and 1783 to lead the field from 66 countries with 5275 pinfall total and an average of 219.79 over 24 games. To watch the multiple World and European champion in action and to listen to an interview recorded after the second of three qualifying blocks

2009 BWC

11/18/09

Zara Giles leads top 24 into the quarterfinal of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Live streaming to start on Thursday morning at 12.30 p.m. local time

2009BWCZaraGiles3_small.jpg2009BWCUlianaGrosu_small.jpgZara Giles (l.), England, averaged 222.88 on the third day of qualifying in the women's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia, en route to finish atop the leaderboard for the third consecutive day and to lead the top 24 players into the quarterfinals with 5275 pinfall total and an average of 219.79 over 24 games. Uliana Grosu (r.), Moldova, hit the cutoff number for 24th place with 4743 or an average of 197.63.

2009 BWC

11/18/09

Zara Giles continues to lead the women's division after Block 2

Favorites move closer together after 16 of 24 games before the first cut

2009BWCZaraGiles3_small.jpg2009BWCCarolineLagrange2_small.jpgLong-time English national team member Zara Giles (l.) rolled a solid 1687 series on the second day of qualifying to continue to lead the women's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with 3492 pinfall total and an average of 218.25 for 16 games. Giles maintained a 21-pin lead over second placed Evgenia Tsarkova, Russia. Caroline Lagrange (r.), Canada, was the sole women, who cracked the 1800-bar on Tuesday en route to leap into third place. 

2009 BWC

11/18/09

Choi Yong-Kyu moves to the top of the men's leaderboard after 16 games

Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

2009BWCLarsenChoiZulkifli_small.jpgKorea's Choi Yong-Kyu (center) moved up one spot during the second qualifying block Tuesday morning at MIBC in Melaka, Malaysia, en route to overtake the lead in the men's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after 16 games with 3666 pinfall total and an average of 229.13. Last's year's runner-up Martin Larsen (l.), Sweden, and second runner-up Zulmazran Zulkifli (r.), Malaysia,moved into second and third place, while Day One leader Michael Schmidt, Canada, slipped to 9th place.


2009 BWC

11/17/09

Video #7: Interview with Day One Leader Michael Schmidt

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2009BWCMichaelSchmidt3_small.jpg2005 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup champion Michael Schmidt, Canada, overtook the lead in the men's division after the first qualifying round of the 45th edition in Melaka, Malaysia, with 1880 8-game total and an average of 235.00. Schmidt, who also finished third in 2006, had a high game of 267, two 250s and three 230s as well as low games of 202 and 198. To watch Michael in action and to listen to an interview recorded right after the men's first qualifying block

2009 BWC

11/17/09

Former World Cup champion Schmidt leads Men's Division after Qualifying Block 1/3

Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

2009BWCMichaelSchmidt2_small.jpg2005 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (pictured left), Canada, overtook the lead in the men's division after the first qualifying round of the 45th edition in Melaka, Malaysia, with 1880 8-game total and an average of 235.00. The Canadian holds a slim lead over Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea, who had 1978 and last year's runner-up Martin Larsen, Sweden, with 1838. 46-time PBA champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., United States, had a slow start with 1617, good for 36th place in the 87-player field.

2009 BWC

11/17/09

Video #3-5: Opening Ceremonies of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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2009BWCOpeningCeremonies_small.jpg153 bowlers from 89 countries as well as officials and guests attended the Opening Ceremonies of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Sunday night at the ballroom of hotel Equatorial in Melaka, Malaysia. The Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam, officially declared the World Cup open by striking the traditional "Gong". To watch the march-in of all players, who were welcomed by the Chief Minister, WTBA president Kevin Dornberger and John Walker, CEO of QubicaAMF Worldwide,

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