World Bowling News Overview

2014 MWC

11/26/14

Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE

49 countries to participate in the championships which takes place at Khalifa International Bowling Center December 4-15

2014MWCLogo2_small.jpg The 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships will be held from December 4 to 15 at 40-lane Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. After Indonesia's and Nigeria's withdrawal, 49 countries will participate and have nominated 273 players for the event which counts as a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the event live from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 4 with the Opening Ceremonies.

England

11/24/14

A very sad farewell to AMF legend, Bent Petersen 1932 – 2014

20141121BentPetersen_small.jpg QubicaAMF is saddened to hear of the passing of former Executive Vice President, Bent Petersen, who died peacefully at home on 21 November 2014. Bent, a much loved and respected member of the AMF family, retired from the company in 1998 after 36 years of loyal service. He looked after the Bowling World Cup until 1998 when he retired to Spain. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Julia, children Karin, Jens and Anne Marie, grandchildren and great grandchildren at this sad time.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenCherieTan_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung, 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan (pictured) of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

2015 World Bowling Tour

11/22/14

2015 WBT Schedule, Champions, Men's and Women's Ranking Winners

Schedule currently features 15 tournaments in Arabia, United States, Asia and Europe

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour currenly features 15 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (5), Asia (2) and Europe (2) including four "majors" and 11 regular tournaments. The WBT kicks off its fifth season with the PBA World Championships in October 2014 and concludes with the U.S. Open (date and venue tbd). Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals in November 2015 in Las Vegas.

2014 MWC

11/20/14

WTBA publishes Bulletin No. 3 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

50 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 274 players to bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Teams, All-Events and Masters

2014MWCLogo2_small.jpg Bulletin No. 3 for the 2014 Men's World Championships has been published today by the World Tenpin Bowling Association including a revised preliminary schedule and various information such as mandatory interviews for squad leaders and finalists and an the scheduling of an extra meeting. The Championships, hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, will be held December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

2014 BWC

11/18/14

Video featuring 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champion Chris Barnes

2014BWCVideo6.jpg Chris Barnes of the United States defeated two opponents to claim the men's title in the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Entering the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format as the No. 3 qualifier, the six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist won his best-of-three-game semifinal match against Ukraine's Mykhaylo Kalika, 215-204, 300-219 and then swept top qualifier Tobias Börding of Germany, 269-248, 231-216 for the title. Barnes joined wife Lynda Barnes (2005) as the first husband-wife duo to win World Cup titles.

World Bowling News

11/18/14

World Bowling finalizes invitation strategy for Abu Dhabi World Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg2013WTBACongressKevinDornberger_small.jpg According to its November Newsletter, World Bowling has finalized its invitation strategy for the 2014 Men's World Championships to be held December 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In his "Friends of Bowling Report" World Bowling and WTBA president, Kevin Dornberger (r.), United States, informed that bowling's world governing body has invited the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and three Olympic media outlets.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Chris Barnes sweeps two opponents to win men's title in 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCChrisBarnes4_small.jpgAfter qualifying for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup for the first time in his illustrious career, PBA star Chris Barnes swept his two opponents in the stepladder finals to win the men's title in the 50th anniversary edition of the prestigious event Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist defeated top-seeded Tobias Börding, Germany in the championship match, two-games-to-none.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero wins the women's title at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sky Bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCClaraGuerrero7_small.jpgFourteen years after starting her international career with a runner-up finish at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal, Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia lifted the trophy after winning the 50th edition of the prestigious event at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 32-year-old two-time World Champion defeated Sin Li Jane in the deciding third game, 265-211, to claim the coveted title. The Malaysian ousted Brittni Hamilton, United States, two-games-to-one.

2014 BWC

11/09/14

Clara Guerrero, Tobias Börding earn the No. 1 seeds for World Cup Finals

Sin Li Jane vs. Brittni Hamilton and Mykhaylo Kalika vs. Chris Barnes to bowl in the opening matches starting at 1.30 p.m. CET

2014BWCFinalistsWomen_small.jpg2014BWCFinalistsMen_small.jpgClara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia and Germany's Tobias Börding earned the No. 1 seeds for the women's and men's finals of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup starting at 1.30 p.m. at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. In the women's semifinals Sin Li Jane of Malaysia faces Team USA's Brittni Hamilton while Mykhaylo Kalika of Russia takes on Chris Barnes, United States, in the men's opening match.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Tobias Börding maintains 241 average to widen his lead to 240 pins in men's Round of 24

German national team member leads the top eight players into round robin match play at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup; Mykhaylo Kalika (UKR) takes the last spot with an average of 227.18; Juhani Tonteri shoots the third 300 game of the tournament

2014BWCTobiasBording3_small.jpgTobias Börding (pictured) of Germany continued where he had left off with another outstanding performance in the men's Intermediate Round at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Saturday afternoon. The qualifying leader, who started the day with a 170-pin cushion, posted a 1924 eight-game block (240.50 average) including games of 256, 256, 243, 244, 267, 248, 183 and 227 to widen his lead to 240 pins. He totaled 6758 pins (241.36 average) to lead the top eight players into round robin match play starting Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Video of the roll-off for 8th place in women's Round of 24 at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo5.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. Mexico's Sandra Gongora and Daria Kovalova of Ukraine were tied for eighth and last place to advance in the women's Intermediate Round at 6075 total, an average of 216.96. According to the World Cup rules, they bowled a one-game roll-off to break the tie for eighth place.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Clara Juliana Guerrero leads top 8 women into round robin match play

Colombian leads Intermediate Round in all but one game averaging 222.32 for 28 games; Daria Kovalova (UKR) defeats Sandra Gongora (MEX) in roll-off to earn the final berth into the Round of 8

2014BWCClaraGuerrero4_small.jpgTwo-time World Champion Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia averaged 226.63 for eight games in the women's intermediate round in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to lead the top eight into Sunday's round robin match play at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland with 6225 total, an overall average of 222.32. Daria Kovalova of Ukraine and Sandra Gongora of Mexico tied for eighth and last place to advance at 6075 (216.96). Kovalova defeated Gongora in a one-game roll-off, 246-214, to claim the final berth into match play.

2014 BWC

11/08/14

Tobias Börding wins men's qualifying at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

German out averages his nearest competitor by 8.5 pins; Squad C leaders Mykhaylo Kalika, Chris Barnes move into second and third place; Squad A leader Magnus Johnson is fourth; Dutch veteran Eric Kok hits the cutoff number for 24th place with 4276 (213.80 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany dominated the men's qualifying of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and leads the top 24 of 82 players into the intermediate round on Saturday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 22-year-old national team member led after each of the four qualifying rounds including five-game series of 1305, 1136, 1236 and 1157 to win the qualifying portion with 4834 total and an average of 241.70 for twenty games. Börding outaveraged his nearest competitor, Mykhaylo Kalika of Ukraine, by 8.5 pins.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Tobias Börding shoots another high series to easily maintain his lead in men's qualifying

Tournament leader from Germany totals 4834 pins, an average of 241.70 for 20 games; almost secures the top qualifying spot; average to make the cut in 24th place remains 213.27

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2014BWCMagnusJohnson_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany posted another high series in the final qualifying round of Squad B en route to maintain his lead in the overall qualifying standings of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with 4834 total and an average of 241.70. The 22-year-old  The German national team member, who led the squad with 1157 total and an average of 231.40 for five games, overtook Squad A leader Magnus Johnson (r.) by 209 pins.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of a 300 game by Artur Colomer, Catalonia, at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo4.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video clip shows the last two shots of a 300 game by Artur Colomer of Catalonia. It was the second perfecto of the 2014 BWC and the 69th in the history of the World Cup (56 by men and 13 by women.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Video of the various styles from male bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo3.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Magnus Johnson takes the early lead in men's division as Squad A has completed qualifying

Swedish youngster finishes strong to beat out Romania's Romeo Gagenoiu for top spot by just one pin; average to make the cut in 24th place is currently 213.27

2014BWCMagnusJohnson2_small.jpg2014BWCRomeoGagenoiu_small.jpgMagnus Johnson (l.) had a strong finish in his fourth and final block to take the early lead in men's division as Squad A has completed qualifying in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland. The 21-year-old Swedish youth national team member toppled 4625 pins, an average 231.25 for 20 games, to beat out Romeo Gagenoiu (r.) for th top spot by just one pin. The Romanian had to settle for second place with 4624.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Brittni Hamilton averages 224.20 for 20 games to win women's qualifying at QAMF World Cup

American totals 4484 pins to lead the top 24 women into the intermediate round on Saturday morning; score to make the cut in 24th place is 3986 (199.30 average)

2014BWCBrittniHamilton2_small.jpg2014BWCLizaDelRosario2_small.jpgTeam USA's Brittni Hamilton (l.) posted a 1032 series in the last qualifying round, for 4484 and an overall average of 224.20 en route to win the women's qualifying at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Friday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 24-year-old averaged 206.40 in the fourth five-game block of B Squad including games of 224, 216, 200, 180 and 212 to overtake Liza Del Rosario (r.) of the Philippines by 45 pins.

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Liza Del Rosario leads Squad A after qualifying at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Filipina averages 221.95 for 20 games to hold a 93-pin lead as 36 of 70 women have completed the preliminaries; average to beat for 24th place is currently 199.60

2014BWCLizaDelRosario_small.jpg2014BWCSandraGongora3_small.jpgLiza Del Rosario (l.) of the Philippines led Squad A for the fourth consecutive day to finish qualifying atop the 36-player leaderboard with 4439 total and an average of 221.95 for 20 games. The 2003 World Champion in Trios closed out qualifying with her lowest game (172) and her lowest five game series (1009) but beat out her nearest competitor in Squad A for the top spot by 93 pins. Sandra Gongora (r.) of Mexico was second with 4346 (217.30).

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