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12/18/14

World Bowling announces host cities for 2017-2020 World Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe World Bowling Tenpin Executive Board has announced the host cities for the World Bowling Championship events for the years 2017-2020. The decision to elect the following host cities was announced Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, where the Executive Board has met following the completion of the Men's World Championships. "We are pleased that we could accommodate for all the bidding cities and I believe this reflects on the global reach of our sport," World Bowling President, Kevin Dornberger, commented.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/17/14

4th Men's World Championships concludes in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Video 10 - Review the highlights of the 2014 Men's World Championships

2014MWCKhalifaBowlingCenterAbuDhabiUAE_small.jpg Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was the center of the bowling world December 4-15, when the best male bowlers in the sport competed in the 4th Men's World Championships at Khalifa International Bowling Center. The 9-day event concluded Sunday afternoon with the Masters competition and capped off with a victory banquet on the rooftop of the Aloft Hotel. 272 players from 49 countries competed for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Five, All-Events and Masters.

2014 MWC Masters

12/14/14

Kang Heewon claims fourth gold medal for Korea in Masters at Men's World Championships

Defeats Team USA's Mike Fagan in the title match; top-seeded Koreans Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo have to settle for bronze

2014MWCMastersKangHeewon4_small.jpg2014MWCMastersMikeFagan_small.jpgKang Heewon (l.) of Korea struck three times in the 10th frame of the title match at the 2014 Men's World Championships to defeat Team USA's Mike Fagan (r.), 213-198, and to capture the gold medal in Masters Sunday afternoon Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Fagan received the silver medal, while top-seeded Koreans Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo had to settle for bronze.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

It's down to four for the Masters medal round at Men's World Championships

Choi vs. Fagan, Park vs. Kang to square off in the semi-finals starting at 15.00 GST live on BowlTV

2014MWCMastersChoiBokeum_small.jpg2014MWCMastersParkJongwoo_small.jpgDoubles and Team World Champions Choi Bokeum and Park Jongwoo of Korea secured the No. 1 and No. 2 seed for the medal round in Masters at the Men's World Championships well before the last game in round robin match play Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Choi will bowl Team USA's Mike Fagan in the one-game semifinal match on dual lane conbdition while Park takes on team mate Kang Heewon.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

Koreans dominate Masters Round 1 at Men's World Championships

Top 8 including four Koreans, two Americans, one Swede and one Aussie advance to round robin match play starting at noon local time (GST)

2014MWCMastersChoiBokeum_small.jpgChoi Bokeum, Park Jongwoo and Kang Heewon of Korea averaged over 240 in the first round of the Masters competition in the Men's World Championships Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bokeum (pictured), who has won the gold medals in Doubles, Team and All-Events, finished the six-game block on dual lane condition (left lane long oil, right lane  medium oil) with games of 280, 258 and 275 (813) and a 1447 series (241.17 average) for 7050 overall, or an average of 235 for 30 games.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/14/14

"Class of 1999" celebrates their 15-year reunion in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2014MWCVerbruggenShaheenTorgersen_small.jpgThe 2014 Men's World Championships marks the event's first visit to Abu Dhabi and the Khalifa International Bowling Center since 1999. Several of the men's medalists of the at that time combined World Championships are still active, either as player, coach or team manager. The "class of 1999" celebrating their 15-year reunion is spearheaded by World Champions Patrick Backe of Sweden, Ahmed Shaheen (c.) of Qatar, Gery Verbruggen (l.) of Belgium and Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway.

2014 MWC Teams, All-Events

12/13/14

Korea beats USA by a whisker to win the prestigious five-player Team title

Sweden and Australia share the bronze medal

2014MWCTeamGoldKorea_small.jpg In the title match of the five-player Team event Saturday evening at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Korea outduelled three-time Men's World Championships Team champion United States, 1097-1088, to capture their first gold medal in the prestigious event. The U.S. Team, which has won the gold medal in 2006, 2008 and 2010, received the silver medal. Australia and Sweden, who lost in the semifinals, shared the bronze medal.

2014 MWC

12/13/14

Korea, Sweden, USA, Australia to bowl for the prestigious Team title

Korea's Choi Bokeum captures his second gold medal of the Men's World Championships in All-Events; Mike Fagan (USA) takes silver and Dan MacLelland (CAN) bronze

2014MWCAllEventsTop3_small.jpgThe five-men teams from Korea, Sweden, the United States and Australia finished the six-game preliminaries at the Men's World Championships atop the leaderboard and will battle it out for the prestigious Team title in the medal round Saturday evening at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Korea's Choi Bokeum (c.) claimed his second gold medal in All-Events with 5603 (233.46 average). Mike Fagan (l.), USA, got silver and Dan MacLelland (r.), Canada, bronze.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/13/14

Video 9 - Highlights from the first day of the Team Event at Men's World Championships

2014MWCVideo09.jpg The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 272 players, representing 49 countries, participate in the event which is hosted by World Bowling Tenpin, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/13/14

Japan sets the tone as Squad A Teams have completed their six-game preliminaries

Japanese bowlers average 212 on medium oil to lead the Teams who were in position 29 and lower after Friday's first block on long oil; Kang Heewon (KOR) and Daisuke Yoshida (JPN) roll 700-plus series to set the pace in All-Events

2014MWCTeamJapan_small.jpg Asian Games champions Toshihiko Takahashi, Shogo Wada, Shusaku Asato and Yoshinao Masatoki and Daisuke Yoshida of Japan (pictured) set the tone as Squad A teams have completed their six-game preliminaries at the Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE. First-block leader Finland leads the top 28 teams into the second block with 3381 total and an average of 225.40. The top 4 teams after six games will advance to the medal round beginning at 18.30.

2014 MWC

12/12/14

Finland, Sweden lead five-player Team event after the first block on long oil

Squad 1 leader Korea slips to third place with Malaysia in fourth; Canadian Dan MacLelland regains lead in All-Events

2014MWCTeamFinland_small.jpg2014MWCTeamSweden_small.jpgLong-time Scandinavian rivals Finland (l.) and Sweden (r.) battled for a bragging right that is no laughing matter at Bowling World Championships, the lead in the prestigious five-player Team event. Defending Team World Champions Finland had games of 1145, 1131 and 1105 on long oil in the second squad to take the overall lead with 3381 total (225.40).

2014 MWC

12/12/14

Video 8 - Highlights from the Trios Finals at Men's World Championships

2014MWCVideo08.jpgThe 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 272 players, representing 49 countries, participate in the event which is hosted by World Bowling Tenpin, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/12/14

Korea shoots 1241 last game to takes the early lead the prestigious Team event

Korean fivesome average 223.60 for the first three games on long oil to lead Squad 1 with 3354; United States, Australia and Denmark round out the top 4; Korea's Choi Bokeum maintains lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games

2014MWCTeamKorea_small.jpgKorea's Park Jongwoo, Choi Bokeum, Kang Heewon, Shin Seunghyeon and Kim Kyungmin (pictured left) improved every game, posting scores 1023, 1088 and 1243 for a 3354 total to take the early lead the prestigious five-player Team event at the Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Koreans averaged 223.60 for the first three-game block on long oil (43 ft. Tokyo pattern) to lead the United States by 93 pins. Australia is third and Denmark is fourth.

2014 MWC Trios

12/11/14

Denmark stuns USA to win gold medal in Trios at 2014 Men's World Championships

Danish anchor doubles in the 10th frame to give Denmark its first ever gold medal at World Championships; USA takes silver, Korea and Australia share bronze

2014MWCTriosChampionsDenmark_small.jpgIn a title match between the top-seeded teams, Denmark's Carsten Warming Hansen, Frederik Øhrgaard and Thomas Larsen (pictured with coach Michael Bai) defeated Team USA's Mike Fagan, Marshall Kent and Sean Rash (right, l-r) in classic come-from-behind fashion, 647-638, to win the gold medal in Trios in the 2014 Men's World Championships at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/11/14

USA, Denmark, Korea, Australia to bowl for the Trios title Thursday evening

Americans Fagan, Kent, Rash set e new Championship record to lead the top 4 of 86 trios into the medal round; Squad 1 leader Denmark misses top spot by three pins in second place; Korea's Choi Bokeum takes the lead in All-Events after 18 of 24 games

2014MWCTriosHansenOhrgaardLarsen_small.jpgThe United States, Denmark, Korea and Australia will bowl for the medals in the Trios event of the Men's World Championships Thursday evening at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Carsten Warming Hansen, Frederik Øhrgaard and Thomas Larsen (l-r) of Denmark led the last qualifying squad with 4141 total, an average of 230.06, to finish the preliminaries just three pins behind USA's Mike Fagan, Marshall Kent and Sean Rash (4144).

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/11/14

Australia and Korea move into third and fourth place in Trios with only one squad to go

USA and Korea remain in the lead; overnight leader Denmark needs a 1987 series on medium oil, a 220.78 average, to regain the top spot; Korea's Choi Bokeum shoots 717 in Squad 3 to take the lead in All-Events

2014MWCTriosCooleyBelmontePorto_small.jpgAustralia's Sam Cooley, Jason Belmonte and David Porto (pictured left, l-r) closed out their three games on medium oil with a big 729 game to overtake Korea, Sweden and USA en route to move into third place in the Trios standings at the Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Belmonte led the team at Khalifa International Bowling Center with 1419, Singles bronze medalist Cooley added 1337 and Porto contributed 1244 for 4000 on the nose, an average of 222.22.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/11/14

Video 7 - Bill O'Neill's INCREDIBLE bowling strike that wasn't really a strike

2014MWCVideo07.jpg The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 272 players, representing 49 countries, participate in the event which is hosted by World Bowling Tenpin, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/11/14

Team USA's Fagan, Rash, Kent average 234 on medium oil to take the lead in Trios

Americans move to the top of the leaderboard as Squad 2 has finished the six-game preliminaries; Korea, Sweden and Denmark round out the top 4 at the moment; Mike Fagan shoots 798 to take the lead in All-Events

2014MWCTriosFaganKentRash2_small.jpgTeam USA's Mika Fagan, Sean Rash and Marshall Kent (l-r), who started the second day of the Trios preliminaries at the Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in third place in their Squad and fourth overall, moved to the top of the leaderboard as Squad 2 has finished the six-game preliminaries. The Americans had games of 748, 706 and 652 on medium oil Thursday morning to set the pace with 4144 total and an overall average of 230.22.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/11/14

Video 6 - Highlights from Trios Block 1 Qualifying at Men's World Championships

2014MWCVideo06.jpg The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 272 players, representing 49 countries, participate in the event which is hosted by World Bowling Tenpin, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

2014 MWC Abu Dhabi

12/10/14

No changes atop the Trios leaderboard in Squad 3

Denmark, Canada, Sweden and USA hold the top 4 spots after the first three-game block on long oil; Squad 3 leaders Choi, Kang and Shin tie their team mates from Korea for fifth place; Singles champion Dan MacLelland leads in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2014MWCTriosShinKangChoi_small.jpg There were no changes to the leaderboard in the third squad of the Men's World Championships Trios qualifying Wednesday evening as squad leaders Choi Bokeum, Kang Heewon and Shin Seunghyeon (l-r) toppled 2032 pins, an average of 225.78, to tie their teammates from Korea for fifth place. Squad 1 leaders Carsten Warming Hansen, Frederik Øhrgaard and Thomas Larsen (r.) of Denmark emerged as overall leaders after the first block on long oil with 2158.

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