2012 WSC Limassol

2012 WSC

09/25/12

Chris Barnes beats Tommy Jones to win men's World Singles Championships

Gold and silver for the U.S., bronze for Finland's Osku Palermaa and Colombia's Andr茅s G贸mez

2012WSCMensPodium_small.jpgIn an all-Team USA affair between two 13-time PBA champions, Chris Barnes (l.) defeated Tommy Jones (right), 212-198, to win the men's gold medal in the inaugural World Singles Championships Tuesday in Limassol, Cyprus. In the semifinals, Barnes edged Colombia's Andres G贸mez, 246-244, while Jones flew past Osku Palermaa of Finland, 259-199. Jones received the silver medal, while G贸mez and Palermaa shared the bronze medal.


2012 WSC

09/25/12

Kelly Kulick is the women's 2012 World Singles Champion

Team USA member strikes out in 10th frame to beat Latvian Diana Zavjalova, 228-226

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Kelly Kulick of the United States became the first women's World Singles Champion in the history of the World Tenpin Bowling Association when she defeated Diana Zavjalova of Latvia in the title match, 228-226. Zavjalova received the silver medal. In the semifinals, Kulick survived strong charge by Esther Cheah of Malaysia, 212-207, while Zavjalova ousted Aseret Zetter of Mexico, 237-212. Cheah and Zetter shared the bronze medal.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

Kulick, Cheah, Zavjalova, Zetter advance to Women's Semifinals at World Singles Championships

Team USA's Kulick shoots first 300 game of the Championships

2012BridgestoneAdKellyKulick_small.jpgAll four quarterfinal matches in the women's division at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus went the distance with Kelly Kulick, United States, Esther Cheah, Malaysia, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia and Aseret Zetter advancing to the semifinals starting at noon local time (GMT +3). Top seeded Kulick (pictured) set another high light in the Championships when she rolled the first 300 game in her match against Joline Persson-Planefors of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

PBA champions Barnes, G贸mez, Jones, Palermaa to bowl for men's title

2012EBT04ChrisBarnes_small.jpg2012EBT13OskuPalermaa_small.jpgFour PBA champions will bowl for the men's title at the inaugural World Singles Championships as 13-time champion Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, both United States, Osku Palermaa of Finland and Andr茅s G贸mez of Colombia won their quarterfinal matches earlier today. Barnes (l.) and Palermaa (r.) swept their opponents in the best-of.five games quarterfinals, G贸mez needed four games to win, while Jones went the distance.聽

2012 WSC

09/25/12

It's down to eight in men's finals at Word Singles Championships

Five PBA champions including Team USA's Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes advance to the Quarterfinals on Tuesday

201112PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpg2011EBT04SyafiqRidhwan2_small.jpgFive PBA champions including 13-time titlists Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes (l.), three-time PBA champion Osku Palermaa of Finland and one-time winners Andr茅s G贸mez of Colombia and Stuart Williams of England bowled their way into the quarterfinals at the World Singles Championships in Cyprus. Joining the PBAers wre No. 1 seed Syafiq Ridhwan (r.) of Malaysia, Khaled Al-Dossari of Qatar and Martin Paulsson of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

No. 1 seed Kelly Kulick powers her way into the Quarterfinals at World Singles Championships

Five of the top 8 women eliminated in Round of 16

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2012WECJolinePerssonPlanefors_small.jpgQualifying leader Kelly Kulick (l.), United States, fired games of 264, 269 and 238 to sweep Holland's Wendy Kok, three-games-to-none, and to advance to the Quarterfinals at the World Singles Championships in Limassol, Cyprus. Kulick meets Joline Persson-Planefors (r.) of Sweden in Tuesday's Round of 8 after the 2011 European Bowling Tour point ranking winner came back from being down 0-2 to defeat Malta's Sue Abela, 3-2.

2012 WSC

09/25/12

Latvia's Diana Zavjalova comes back from a 2-0 deficit to win her Round of 24 match

Also advancing to the Round of 16 are Isabelle Rioux, Krista P枚ll盲nen, Wendy Kok, Joline Persson-Planefors, Esther Cheah, Luminita Farkas and Aseret Zetter

2012WSCDianaZavjalova_small.jpgAfter four days of qualifying real action has started at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus as the single-elimination bracket finals got underway Monday morning at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus featuring the top 24 men and the top 24 women. The top eight players received first-round byes. Diana Zavjalova (pictured) of Latvia back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cherie Tan of Singapore, 3-2. Zavjalova, who rolled games of 249, 264 and 216 in the last three games, meets No. 3 Rebecka Larsen of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Austria's Gross, Norway's Torgersen and Malaysia's Zulkifli win in five games in Round of 24

Joining the trio were Khaled Al-Dossari, Thomas Larsen, Stuart Williams, Andr茅s G贸mez and Oliver Leroy

2012EBT13ThomasGross_small.jpg2012EBT04ToreTorgersen_small.jpgThe single-elimination bracket finals got underway Monday morning at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus featuring the top 24 men. The top eight players received first-round byes. Three of the eight first-round matches in best-of-five games format went the distance. Thomas Gross of Austria (r.), Tore Torgersen of Norway, (r.) and Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia won in five games to advance to the Round of 16.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Thomas Gross, Diana Zavjalova come back from a 2-0 deficit to win Round of 24 matches

30 countries represented in the finals; all four Team USA players earn first-round byes; Round of 24 and Round of 16 will be played on Monday; Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship Match to be contested on Tuesday

2012WSCLogo_small.jpg After four days of qualifying real action begins at the inaugural World Singles Championships in Cyprus with the single-elimination bracket finals of the top 24 men and the top 24 women. The top eight players received first-round byes. Due to the small bowling center in Limassol, the Rounds of 24 and 16 in best-of-five game format will be split into two groups each and will be contested on Monday with the Quarterfinals (best-of-five) and the one-game Semifinal and Championship matches on Tuesday.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

USA's Kelly Kulick leads top 24 women into finals at World Singles Championships

Myria Kastori of host country Cyprus shoots big last game to capture 24th place with 2435 (202.92 average)

2012BridgestoneAdKellyKulick2_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured), United States, easily maintained the pole position in the second block of qualifying to lead the top 24 women into the single-elimination bracket finals at the World Singles Championships In Cyprus. Kulick led the field of 57 women from 33 countries after the first block with 1373 and added the field-best 1479 series on Sunday to finish the 12-game preliminaries with 2852 total and an average of 237.67. Myria Kastori from the host country took the last spot to advance with 2435.

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan earns No. 1 seed for Men's Finals at World Singles Championships

The top 24 players after the 12-game preliminaries advance to single-elimination bracket finals; Bahrain's Yousif Falah hits the cutoff number with 2516 (209.67 average)

2011EBT11SyafiqRidhwan_small.jpg012AsCYousifFalah2_small.jpgSyafiq Ridhwan (l.) of Malaysia earned the No. 1 seed for the men's finals at the World Singles Championships in Limassol, Cyprus. Ridhwan, who was in fifth place after the first block, rolled games of 236, 258, 215, 247, 211 and 227 for 2773 total to lead the top 24 of 71 players from 40 countries into the single-elimination bracket finals. Yousif Falah (r.) of Bahrain took the 24th and last spot to advance with 2516 (209.67).

2012 WSC

09/24/12

Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan, Team USA's Kelly Kulick win men's and women's preliminaries

2012WSCLogo_small.jpg the 31 men of Squads 3 & 4 and the 34 women of Squads 3-5 will return on Sunday to bowl their second six-game block of qualifying at the inaugural World Singles Championships which will conclude the preliminaries at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus. The top 24 men and the top 24 women with the highest 12-game totals will advance to the single-elimination bracket finals on Monday and Tuesday. The top eight players will bypass the first round of best-of-five games match play.

2012 WSC

09/23/12

Tommy Jones by a whisker, Martin Paulsson falls one pin short of a tie after 12 games

Team USA member maintains lead with half of the men's field having completed preliminaries; four players each of Squad 1 & 2 among the top 8

2012WSCTommyJones_small.jpg2012WSCMartinPaulsson_small.jpgTommy Jones (l.), United States maintained a one-pin lead as 32 players have completed the 12-game preliminaries at the World Singles Championships. Jones, who led the 71-player field after six games with 1511, toppled 1247 pins Saturday for 2758 total and an average of 229.83. After a slow start into the day, Martin Pualsson (r.) of Sweden closed out his set with 234, 248 and 257 to falls one pin short of a tie with 2757 (229.75.

2012 WSC

09/23/12

Alena Korobkova sets the pace as Squads 1 & 2 have completed the Preliminaries

Russian averages over 224 for 12 games to sit atop the leaderboard heading into the final day of qualifying at the World Singles Championships; six players of Squad 1 among the top 8

2012WSCAlenaKorobkova_small.jpg2012WSCClaraGuerrero_small.jpgAlena Korobkova (l.) of Russia averaged over 220 in the second block of qualifying to take the lead at the World Singles Championships in Cyprus as Squads 1 & 2 have completed their 12-game preliminaries. Korobkova sist atop the leaderboard with 2691 total and an average of 224.25. Two-time world champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (r.) of Colombia posted the second-highest series of the day (1390) to jump into second place with 2623 (218.58).

2012 WSC

09/22/12

Team USA's Kelly Kulick paces women's division after 6/12 qualifying games

Russian Alena Korobkova falls to second place and is sandwiched between Kulick and her team mate Shannon O'Keefe

2012WSCKellyKulick_small.jpg2012WSCShannonOKeefe_small.jpgKelly Kulick (l.), United States, posted 1373 in Squad 3 Friday morning at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus en route to lead the women's division of the World Singles Championships after 6 of 12 qualifying games. Kulick overtook day one leader Alena Korobkova three pins. Kulick's team mate, 2007 World Champion in Singles Shannon O'Keefe, led Squad 5 with 1363 and an average of 227.17 to position herself in third place.

2012 WSC

09/22/12

USA's Tommy Jones holds comfortable lead in men's division after first qualifying block

Fellow PBA champion Osku Palermaa is 105 pins behind in second place; six players crack top 10 in Squads 3 and 4 as preliminaries reach halfway mark

2012EBT04TommyJones_small.jpg2012WSCOskuPalermaa_small.jpgTommy Jones (l.), United States, continued to lead the men's division at the World Singles Championships in Cyprus as all 71 players from 40 countries have completed the first block of qualifying at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol. The 13-time PBA titlist, who averaged 251.83 and toppled 1511 pins in Squad 2 Thursday, has a 105-pin cushion over fellow PBA champion Osku Palermaa (r.) as the preliminaries have reached the halfway mark.

2012 WSC

09/21/12

Alena Korobkova takes early lead in Women's Qualifying in Limassol, Cyprus

Russian outaverages her nearest competitor in the first two of five squads by more than 12 pins

2012WSCAlenaKorobkova_small.jpg2011EBT11EstherCheah_small.jpgAlena Korobkova (l.) of Russia toppled 1370 pins on day one qualifying at the World Singles Championships en route to overtake the lead in the women's division with two of five squads having completed the first block. Korobkova sandwiched games of 166, 233, 206 and 221 between high games of 278 and 266. Averaging 228.33 Korobkova outraveraged her nearest competitor, Esther Cheah (r.) of Malaysia, by more than 12 pins.

2012 WSC

09/21/12

Team USA's Tommy Jones takes commanding lead at World Singles Championships

PBA star averages over 250 to lead Men's Qualifying Block 1 after 2/4 squads by 116 pins

2012WSCTommyJones_small.jpg2012EBT04MatinPaulsson_small.jpgTommy Jones (l.), United States, averaged 251.83 to take a dominating lead in the men's qualifying at the World Singles Championships in Limassol, Cyprus. The 13-time PBA champion and PBA Player of the Year 2005-06 fired games of 257, 248, 235, 279, 259 and 233 to lead a field of 32 players with 1511 total. With two of four squads having completed the first block, Jones holds a huge 116-pin lead over Martin Paulsson (r.) of Sweden.

2012 WSC

09/20/12

Players from 44 countries arrive at inaugural WTBA World Singles Championships

Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus (Sept. 18-26, 2012)

2012WSCLogo_small.jpg 44 of the expected 47 countries and regions have sent players to the inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Association World Singles Championships which got underway today with the official practice at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus. The official opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. local time. 128 players - 72 men from 40 countries and 56 women from 33 countries have been arrived in Cyprus. All games will be played on the 41 feet "Montreal" lane conditioning pattern.

United States

09/18/12

Four Team USA members ready to tackle World Singles Championships

Barnes, Jones, Kulick and O'Keefe to represent USA in Limassol, Cyprus (Sept. 18-26)

2012EBT04ChrisBarnes_small.jpg2011WWCShannonOKeefe_small.jpgTeam USA members Chris Barnes (l.), Tommy Jones, Kelly Kulick and Shannon O'Keefe (r.) will travel to Cyprus to take on the best bowlers from 46 other countries this week at the inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Association World Singles Championships. The event, which will take place at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus, begins with the opening ceremony Wednesday with competition scheduled to begin Thursday.

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