2006 Caracas

Venezuela

11/12/06

Asbaty makes it three World Cups in a row for U.S.

2006BWCTop3Women_small.jpg U.S. national amateur champion Diandra Asbaty captured the one major international individual title that eluded her Friday by winning the women's 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas. Her 2-0 victory over England's Lisa John in the championship match made it three World Cup victories in a row for U.S. women. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, finished third.

Venezuela

11/12/06

Palermaa goes wire to wire to win Bowling World Cup

2006BWCTop3Men_small2.jpg For the second year in a row, the winner of the men's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup led the tournament wire to wire. Last year in Slovenia, it was Michael Schmidt of Canada. This year, it was the human pin-shredding machine, Osku Palermaa of Finland. Top-seeded Palermaa defeated Petter Hansen of Norway, 2 games to 1 to win the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela

11/10/06

Palermaa, Schmidt, Hansen to bowl for men's Bowling World Cup title

2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small2.jpg Palermaa, Schmidt, Hansen to bowl for men's Bowling World Cup title Osku Palermaa of Finland is the players to beat in Friday's stepladder finals of the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote in Caracas. Defending champion Michael Schmidt from Canada will battle it out with 2004 World Cup runner-up Petter Hansen from Norway for the right to bowl Palermaa for the title.

Venezuela

11/10/06

Asbaty is the top seed for the women's QubicaAMF World Cup finals

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Diandra Asbaty of the United States completed the 40 games of qualifying at Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote in Caracas in first place in the women's divisions. In the opening match of the best-of-three games finals on Friday at 10 a.m., Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark takes on Lisa John from England.

Live from Venezuela

11/10/06

Get the latest Podcast from the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

2006BWCLogo_small.jpg The 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup takes place in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 4-10, 2006. Besides the normal 'Live Coverage' with all the results, reports and pictures Bowlindigital editor Herbert Bickel and Lydia Rypcinski, the long-time Bowling World Cup press room officer, will keep you up-to-date with daily podcasts.


Venezuela

11/10/06

Palermaa has a "human moment," Lalisang rings up fourth 300 at World Cup

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Osku Palermaa showed he is human after all, while Ryan Lalisang touched immortality Thursday at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas. "I can't be 100 percent all the time," Palermaa acknowledged afterward. "I admit I was a little tired out there, because our squad finished so late last night. I didn't get a lot of sleep. But there was no letdown after I shot the second 300 game last night. There is still time to make lots more of those."


Venezuela

11/10/06

Asbaty is in the pole position at Bowling World Cup

2006BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg A 1,910 series Thursday morning swept Diandra Asbaty of the U.S. into first place in the women's division at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, as the remaining 24-woman field was narrowed to the top 8. She  averaged 224.63 and felled 7,188 pins.  The top 8 return to Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote Thursday afternoon for the final Round of qualifying. The top 3 TV finals will take place on Friday. 

Venezuela

11/09/06

Palermaa dominates men's World Cup qualifying, rolls his second 300 game

2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2006BWCReydnierChavez_small2.jpg Osku Palermaa (l.) dominated the 24-game preliminaries in the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The Finn became the second player in the World Cup hsitory with two 300 games. Palermaa felled 6057 pins, an average of 252.38 over 24 games. Reydnier Chavez (r.) from Venezuela closed out the qualifying with 289 and 279 to hit the cutoff number for 24th place with 5105 (212.71).

Venezuela

11/09/06

Lisa John leads women into top 24 in 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2006BWCLisaJohn_small.jpg 2006BWCClaraGuerrero_small2.jpg Lisa John (l.) of England burst into the women's lead after 24 games at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas. John moved from third place at the end of Tuesday's action to first on the strength of a 1,701 block Wednesday. She has 5,296 pins and a 220.67 average. Clara Juliana Guerrero (r.), Colombia posted Wednesday's best eight-game set with a 1788 total, a 223.50 average.

Venezuela

11/09/06

Schmidt moves in front at the Bowling World Cup

2006BWCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg 2006BWCAchimGrabowski_small2.jpg Canada's Michael Schmidt (l.) led his men's squad for the third day in a row and moved into first place at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas. The defending champ's 1,829 series Wednesday morning put him ahead of Achim Grabowski (r.) of Germany by 211 pins, 5,629-5,418.

Venezuela

11/08/06

Sweden's Helen Johnsson tops women Bowling World Cup

2006BWCHelenJohnsson_small.jpg Helen Johnsson of Sweden, reigning European Women’s Masters champion, is the ladies’ leader after 16 games at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Johnsson moved up four places in the standings on the strength of a 1,827 series Tuesday night. She is averaging 230.31 with 3,685 pins, more than four pins per game better than Mai Ginge Jensen of Denmark. Jensen, who led after eight games, is in second with 3,620 pins and a 226.25 average.

Venezuela

11/08/06

Schmidt moves into second place in Caracas

Leader Palermaa shoots secnd 300 game of the tournament

2006BWCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg 2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small3.jpg Defending champ Michael Schmidt (l.) of Canada moved into second behind Osku Palermaa (r.) of Finland after 16 games of qualifying at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas. Schmidt has a 3,800 16-game total and is exactly 200 pins behind Palermaa, who is averaging 250.00.

Venezuela

11/07/06

Palermaa keeps lead in Caracas World Cup

Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small2.jpg 2006BWCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg Finland's Osku Palermaa (l.) continues to lead the 88-man field after the first day of qualifying at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas. Palermaa's 2,031 pin total proved out of reach of everyone on the men's second squad, including defending champion Michael Schmidt (r.) of Canada, who led Squad B with 1,940 pins and a 242.50 average to move into second place.

Venezuela

11/07/06

Jensen takes lead after women's first 8 games

Laura Rhoney, Scotland rolls first 300 of the tournament

2006BWCMaiGingeJensen_small.jpg Mai Ginge Jensen of Denmark leads the women after the first eight games of qualifying at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela. Jensen, who won the women's doubles with her sister Anja at the 2006 European Women's Championships, took the lead on the strength of a 257 closing effort. She has 1,893 pins for eight games, and a 236.63 average.

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/06/06

Bowlingdigital.com's choices for Top 8 Men

2006BWCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg 2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small.jpg Bowlindigital.com editor Herbert Bickel and Lydia Rypcinski, the long-time Bowling World Cup press room officer, have chosen their top 8 men's favorites for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela. Atop the list are the defending World Cup Champion Michael Schmidt from Canada (l.) and Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (r.).

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/06/06

Bowlingdigital.com's choices for Top 8 Women

2006BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2006BWCClaraGuerrero_small.jpg Bowlindigital.com editor Herbert Bickel and Lydia Rypcinski, the long-time Bowling World Cup press room officer, have chosen their top 8 women's favorites for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela. Atop the list are former World Ranking Masters champions, Clara Juliana Guerrero (l.) from Colombia and Team USA's Diandra Asbaty (r.).

Venezuela

11/06/06

Official Practice is underway at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2006BWCWomenPractice_small.jpg The 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started this morning with the official practice at the Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote. This is the first test for the fully refurbished 40-laner which is located several miles outside Caracas. The 73 women (pictured, click on the image to view full size) took on the lanes first for a 2-hour practice session.

Grand Opening

11/05/06

Call it the Mampote Miracle

2006BWCDevilDance_small.jpg The Grand Opening of the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started with a traditional Venezuelan "Diablo" (devil) dance, followed by the parade of flags. Venezuelan Bowling Federation Eduardo Marchandet, WTBA president Heikki Sarso, and QubicaAMF CEO John Walker offered remarks of general welcome and thanks to all involved with organizing the 2006 event.

42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/05/06

First early looks from Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote

2006BWCMampote1_small.jpg There is no unofficial practice in the Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote in Caracas, Venezuela, prior to the Opening Ceremony this afternoon. None of the bowlers and not even most the officials and the press had a chance to get a look at the fully refurbished 40-laner. Until now. You are the first to get an early look at the interior of the Mampote center.

2006 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

11/05/06

Welcome Message from the Federación Venezolana de Bowling

2006FVBLogo_small.jpg The Federación Venezolana de Bowling (Venezuelan Bowling Federation) is pleased to welcome all the people who will participate, in one way or another, in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup 2006 to be celebrated in our country from the 3rd to the 10th of November.

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