The 2009 World Ranking Masters
will be held at Oltremare Bowling Arena in Naples, Italy from April 27 through May 3, 2009. Three of the 16 European qualifiers, No. 4 Martin Larsen
(pictured left) and No. 5 Peter Ljung
(right), both from Sweden, on the men's side as well as women's No. 6 Britt BrĂ¸ndsted
, Denmark, have announced that they will not participate in the event. In addition the first men's substitute, 9th ranked Pasi Uotila
, Finland, will not be available.