Live Coverage of the International Bowling Championships 2013 in Japan

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    IBC is the lone World Bowling Tour "Major" tournament outside the U.S.; offers total prize fund of 30.000.000 Yen with 6.000.000 each going to the men's and women's champion

     

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    The International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC is the fourth event on the 2013 World Bowling Tour. The tournament runs from Jan. 15-19 at Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan.

    258 players - 138 men and 120 women in separate divisions will advance to the main event to bowl for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen. The men's and women's champion each receive JPY6,000,000. Second place is 3.000.000 Yen, third place 1.500.000 Yen and fourth place 800.000 Yen.

    The International Bowling Championships 2013 is currently the lone WBT "Major" outside the United States. For the first time since its inception in 2011, "Major" status will be granted for premium tournaments with no less than $200,000 prize fund. Double ranking points will be awarded in all "Majors".

    Other "Majors" are the PBA World Championship, United States Bowling Congress Masters, U.S. Open (men and women), and the WTBA World Championships.

    10 million Yen will be awarded for EVERY 300 game bowled in the TV final eliminator rounds.

    Another 200.000 Yen and 100.000 Yen each go to the men's and women's winner and runner-up, respectively, of a one-game Baker match between the best three local bowlers and the best three international bowlers who are not qualified for the TV finals.

    All prize money is subject to 20 per cent tax. To view the total prize fund click here (pdf file).

    The 138 men and 120 women for the main event will comprise as follows:

    25 men and 25 women will be seeded into the main event:
    • The finalists of the previous event (4 men / 4 women)

     

    • World and continental champions (6 / 6)

     

    • PBA (6 / 3)

     

    • JPBA (4 / 4)
    • LBO (0 / 4)
    • Japan National Team (5 / 4)

    113 men and 95 women will qualify from the local and international pool:
    • Local Qualifying (77 men / 71 women)
    • International Qualifying (36 / 24)

    The eight qualifying squads for international bowlers and the main event will be held from Jan. 15-19 at Inazawa Grand Bowl, the biggest bowling center in the world on one floor (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) whose 116 lanes span 91,494 square feet without any pillars.

    As of today, the Japan Bowling Congress has registered entries from 17 countries and regions: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, United States, and Vietnam.

    Among the players, who will bowl in international qualifying are Indonesian standouts Ryan Lalisang, Putty Armein and Tannya Roumimper; Thailand's No. 1 Yannaphon Larp-apharat, five men and five women from Malaysia's elite team as well as additional national members from Singapore.

    The Korean Professional Bowling Association (KPBA) will send 18 bowlers including stars like Jeon Tae-Hwa and Yang Tae-Sung.

    The venue for the qualifying finals for local bowler is Nagoya Grand Bowl, the biggest bowling center in the world by number of lanes staring 156 lanes on three floors.

    The main event runs from Jan. 17-19. The 138 men and 120 women bowl three blocks of three games with the top 24 players advancing to the semifinals. Following another two blocks of the three games, the top 5 players based on the 15-game total advance to the TV eliminator finals. In case there is no local bowler among the top 5 in each division, the best local bowler will be seeded fifth.

    The five men and five women will meet in the TV finals on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The eliminator finals will be contested on temporary lanes installed at Inazawa Futsal Stadium, which is located next door to the bowling center. The show will be broadcasted by NHK BS1 on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 as a three-hour program.

    All players bowl one game with the lowest two players eliminated. The remaining three players will bowl a second game, with another player eliminated. The two survivors will then bowl for the title and the 6.000.000 Yen first prize.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC live from Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan, including stories, results and photos commencing Tuesday, Jan. 15 with the international qualifying all the way through to the TV finals on Saturday, Jan. 19.

    For more details and a video of the International Bowling Championships 2012 supported by DHC click here.

     


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