World Championships

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Korea's Jung Dawun wins Masters gold at Women's World Championships

2015WWCMastersTop4MohdAlQubaisi_small.jpgJung Dawun of Korea outlasted Liz Johnson, United States, 256-183, in the title match to conclude the 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with victory in the Masters competition Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center. Dawun won the third gold medal of the Championships for Korea. In the semi-finals, Dawun eliminated competriot Jeon Eunhee, 208-193 and Johnson took down fellow countrywoman Danielle McEwan, 238-213.

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Liz Johnson shoots another 300 game on her way to the top seed in the Masters finals

Johnson becomes the second woman with multiple 300 games at World Championships; her team mate Danielle McEwan brings the number of perfectos to five

2015WWCMastersTop4Finalists_small.jpgLiz Johnson of United States averaged 235.27 for 37 games at the 2015 Women's World Championships to earn the No. 1 seed for the Masters finals Sunday afternoon at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Jeon Eunhee and her team mate Jung Dawun overtook Danielle McEwan, United States, in the last game of match play to set up an all-American and an all-Korean semifinal match. Johnson and McEwan had 300 games in match play.

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Liz Johnson leads top 8 players into Masters Match Play

Top 8 after 30 games bowl seven games of match play (20 bonus per win); Top 4 will advance to the medal round

2015WWCMastersLizJohnson_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured) from the United States, who rolled a 300 game in the title match to lead Team USA to the gold medal in the Team event last evening, averaged 214.83 for six games on dual lane condition (left lane dressed with long oil, right lane with short oil) to move up one spot and take the lead after the first round of the Masters event at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Johnson has totaled 6875 for 30 game and an overall average of 229.17 to lead the top 8 athletes in to the seven-game match play round.

2015 WWC

12/12/15

Team USA defeats Korea to win the coveted five-player team gold medal

Anchor bowler Liz Johnson shoots the third 300 game of the tournament

2015WWCTeamUSAGoldMedalWinner3_small.jpg Team USA's Liz Johnson threw a lot of strikes this week at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships, but none were more meaningful than the 12 she tossed to help lift the United States (pictured left) past Korea for the team gold medal Saturday. Johnson's perfect game in front of a packed house at Zayed Sports City's Khalifa International Bowling Center capped off Team USA's 1168-1060 win. Singapore and Germany, who lost to USA and Korea in the semi-finals, shared the bronze medals.

2015 WWC

12/12/15

Saturday, Dec. 12 - 2015 WWC Team Preliminaries Block 2 and Medal Round

All teams start at 9 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the second block of three games on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles) with the medal round to follow on Saturday at 2 p.m.

2015WWCTeamKorea_small.jpg Competition in the 2015 Women's World Championships commences Saturday with the second block of the Team preliminaries at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. All teams bowl three games on short oil starting at 9. a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST). The top 4 teams with the highest six-game totals advance to the medal round starting at 2 p.m. with the semi-finals. Korea (pictured) bowls Germany, USA bowls Singapore. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medal. Live Streaming in progress.

2015 WWC

12/12/15

Korea closes Team preliminaries with big numbers to capture No. 1 seed for the Medal Round

Joining Korea in the semi-finals are USA, Singapore and Germany; Shayna Ng (SIN), Liz Johnson (USA) and Jeon Eunhee (KOR) take the medals in All-Events

2015WWCTeamKorea2_small.jpg Defending World Champions Jeon Eunhee, Son Hyerin, Kim Jinsun (replaced Hwang Yeonju in the second block), Jung Dawun and Baek Seungja of Korea averaged 224.60 for six games on the Tokyo and Los Angeles lane pattern behind games of 1081, 1098, 1068, 1094, 1183 and 1214 to capture the No. 1 seed the medal round of the five-player team event at the Women's World Championships. Korea bowls Germany in the semifinals and USA takes on Singapore.

2015 PBA Tour #22

12/12/15

Texas teen Anthony Simonsen leads PBA Scorpion Championship Qualifying

England's Williams conquers animal patterns to pace PBA World Championship qualifying

2015PBAAnthonySimonsen_small.jpg Anthony Simonsen (pictured) of Princeton, Texas, has a chance to tie Norm Duke's record as the youngest bowler in history to win a PBA Tour title, after leading qualifying in the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno-Tahoe USA Friday at the National Bowling Stadium, and advancing into the cashers' round of the Rolltech PBA World Championship. Simonsen, a two-handed player, averaged 241.2 for his nine games on the PBA's Scorpion lane condition Friday to lead the top 24 into the match play elimination rounds on Tuesday.

2015 WWC

12/11/15

Germany takes the first round lead in the Team event at Women's World Championships

German fivesome average 223.87 for the first block of three games on long oil; second block on short oil and the medal round will follow on Saturday

2015WWCTeamGermany_small.jpgLaura Beuthner, Martina Schütz, Patricia Luoto, Nadine Geissler and Birgit Pöppler of Germany took the first round lead in the five-player team event at Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as the teams from 22 countries have completed the first block on long oil (43 ft. Tokyo) Friday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center. The fivesome posted games 1059, 1197 and 1102 to lead the event at the halfway point with 3358 total and an average of 223.87.

2015 WWC

12/11/15

Friday, Dec. 11 - 2015 Women's World Championships Team Preliminaries Block 1

All teams start at 9 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the first block of three games on long oil (43 ft. Tokyo); second block on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles) and the medal round to follow on Saturday

2015WWCTeamKorea_small.jpg Competition in the 2015 Women's World Championships commences Friday with the first block of the Team preliminaries at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. All teams, including defending champion Korea (pictured), bowl three games on long oil starting at 9. a.m. GST. The second block on short oil is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, at 9 a.m. The top 4 team will advance to the medal round starting at 2 p.m. with the semi-finals. Live Streaming in progress.

2015 WWC

12/10/15

United States defend Doubles title at Women's World Championships

Kelly Kulick, Danielle McEwan hold off Korea's run for the third gold medal of this Championships with a superclass performance in the last frame

2015WWCDoublesUSA_small.jpgFor the third event in a row, the top seed emerged as the winner at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi when Team USA's Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick (r-l) turned in a super class performance in the last frame to defeat Korea's Son Hyerin and Jeon Eunhee, 486-461, to successfully defend the title in Doubles Thursday at Khalifa International Bowling Center. Korea had to settle for silver while Singapore and Denmark received the bronze medals.

2015 WWC

12/10/15

USA's McEwan, Kulick earn the No. 1 seed for the Doubles Medal Round in Abu Dhabi

Denmark's Mai Ginge Jensen/Britt Brøndsted remain in second place; the typical suspects Korea and Singapore lead Squad 2 to move into third and fourth place

2015WWCKellyKulickDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgSquad 1 leaders Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick, United States, and Denmark's Mai Ginge Jensen and Britt Brøndsted (pictured left, r-l) remained atop the leaderboard in the Doubles preliminaries en route to earn the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the medal round at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi. The typical suspects at this World Championship, Korea and Singapore beat out Malaysia for the the last spots in the medal round by 10 and 1 pin, respectively

2015 WWC

12/10/15

USA's McEwan, Kulick average almost 237 to lead Doubles Qualifying after Squad 1

With the 35 duos of Squad 2 yet to bowl their six games in short oil, the score to beat to make the cut to the top 4 for the medal round is 2693 (224.42); Venezuela's Joan Gonzalez rolls the first 300 game of the Championships

2015WWCDanielleMcEwanKellyKulick_small.jpgTeam USA's Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick (l-r) averaged 236.92 to lead the Doubles qualifying at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after the 35 duos of Squad 1 have completed their six-game block on the short lane conditioning pattern. With the 35 duos of Squad 2 yet to bowl, the Americans sit atop the leaderboard with 2843. Rounding out the top 4, who have a chance to make the medal round were Denmark (2812), Germany (2729) and Malaysia (2693).

2015 WWC

12/10/15

Thursday, Dec. 10 - 2015 Women's World Championships Doubles Preliminaries & Medal Round

Semi-finals begin at 6 p.m. No. 1 USA vs. No. Singapore and No. 2 Denmark vs. No. 3 Korea

2015WWCKegelTechniciansDougDukesGusFalgien2_small.jpg Competition in the 2015 Women's World Championships commences Thursday with the preliminaries and medal round in Doubles at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. All teams were split into two squads to bowl six games on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles) after which the field will be cut to the top 4 for the medal round starting at 6 p.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the semi-finals. No. 1 bowls the No. 4 and the No. 2 takes on the No. 3 in a one-game match. The winners advance to the gold medal match and the loser both receive a bronze medal. Live Streaming in progress.

2015 WWC

12/09/15

Golden Wednesday for Korea; follow the gold medal in Singles with victory in Trios

In the second Korea vs. Singapore title match of the day, Son Hyerin, Kim Jinsun and Baek Seungja defeat Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and New Hui Fen, 695-594; England and USA share bronze

2015WWCTriosFinalsTop4_small.jpgSon Hyerin, Kim Jinsun and Baek Seungja followed in the footprints of Singles World Champion Jeon Eunhee and earned the second gold medal for Korea at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with victory in Trios. In the second title match of the day between the two Asian power houses, the Koreans topped Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and New Hui Fen of Singapore, 695-594. England and the United States, who were eliminated in the semi-finals, shared the bronze medals.

2015 WWC

12/09/15

Korea's Jeon Eunhee starts 2015 Women's World Championships with victory in Singles

Shoots 266, 279 to capture the first gold medal of the Championships from No. 1 seed

2015WWCSinglesFinalsTop4_small.jpgJeon Eunhee of Korea rolled two huge games on Wednesday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to capture the first gold medal at the 2015 Women's World Championships in the Singles event. In the gold medal match, Eunhee flew past Cherie Tan from Singapore, 279-189, to win her second career World Championship title. In an all-Korean and Singaporean final, Hwang Yeonju (KOR) and Shayna Ng (SIN) shared the bronze medal.

2015 WWC

12/09/15

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - 2015 Women's World Championships Singles and Trios Medal Rounds

Singles semi-finals start at 9 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the gold medal match to follow immediately; Trios semi-finals begin at 11 a.m. followed by the gold medal match

2015WWCOfficialPractice_small.jpg Competition in the 2015 Women's World Championships commences Wednesday with the medal rounds in Singles and Trios at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In each semi-final round the No. 1 bowls the No. 4 and the No. 2 takes on the No. 3 in a one-game match. The winners advance to the gold medal match and the loser both receive a bronze medal. Singles starts at 9. a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with Trios to follow at 11. a.m. Live Streaming in progress.

2015 WWC

12/08/15

Korea claims the No. 1 seed for the medal round in the WWC Trios event

Son Hyerin, Kim Jinsun and Baek Seungja average 228.67 on two lane pattern; Korea bowls USA and Singapore meets England in the semifinals starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. GST

2015WWCTriosSquad2Korea3_small.jpgBaek Seungja, Kim Jinsun and Son Hyerin of Korea posted scores of 746, 591 and 700 on the long pattern (43 ft. Tokyo) to secure the No. 1 seed for the medal round of the trios event at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi. The Koreans, who led the 46 trios after the first block on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles), added 2037 to finish atop the leader board with 4116 total and an average of 228.67. In Wednesday's semi-final round, Korea bowls USA and Singapore takes on England.

2015 WWC

12/08/15

USA set the pace in Trios at Women's World Championships

Shannon Pluhowsky, Kelly Kulick and Liz Johnson average 224.39 for six games to overtake Sweden and to maintain a five pin-lead over Singapore in Squad 1; rounding out the top 4 is Indonesia

2015WWCTriosSquad2USA2_small.jpg Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky and Kelly Kulick from the United States toppled 4039 pins, an average of 224.39 for six games, to set the pace in the Trios event at the 2015 Women's World Championships as the 24 teams of Squad 1 have completed the preliminaries Tuesday afternoon at at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With the 22 teams of Squad 2 yet to bowl the second block on long oil, rounding out the top 4 were Singapore (4034), Sweden (3987) and Indonesia (3937).

2015 WWC

12/08/15

Korea takes the pole position as the Trios preliminaries reach the halfway point

Son Hyerin, Kim Jinsun and Baek Seungja average 231 for three games on short oil to lead the 64 teams into the second block on long oil

2015WWCTriosSquad2Korea2_small.jpgThe second trios from Korea and Singapore moved into first and second place as all 46 teams have completed the first three-game block on short oil in the Women's World Championships Trios preliminaries. Baek Seungja, Kim Jinsun and Son Hyerin (l-R rebounded from a slow start (621) with games of 735 and 723 for 2079 total, an average of 231, to take the pole position as the event has reached the halfway point. All teams will return this afternoon and evening for the second block on long oil.

2015 WWC

12/08/15

Sweden takes the early lead in Trios after the first block on short oil

Rebecka Larsen, Ida Andersson and Victoria Johansson average 226.89 in Squad 1 on short oil to lead Team USA by mere four pins

2015WWCTriosSquad1Sweden2_small.jpgRebecka Larsen, Ida Andersson and Victoria Johansson of Sweden averaged 226.89 on short pattern (36 ft. Los Angeles) to take the early lead in Trios at the 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi. The Swedes led the 24 trios in the first of two squads with 2042 total. The Swedes were able to weather a late charge by Team USA to lead the Americans by just four pins. Denmark was in third place with 1995 and the Philippines rounded out the top 4 with 1991.

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