World Bowling News Overview

2014 WBT Finals

01/20/15

2014 World Bowling Tour Finals air Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Finals to feature experimental World Bowling scoring system

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI concludes with the introduction of an experimental scoring system being used by World Bowling during the telecast of the World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals presented by the PBA Sunday, January 25 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The top 3 men and three women in the WBT rankings earned their berths in the 2014 finals, based on a rolling two-year points ranking involving a series of tournaments held around the world.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

01/13/15

PBA World Championship winner Mike Fagan moves into second place in WBT Men's Ranking

England's Dom Barrett maintains six-point lead with six of 20 events of the 2015 World Bowling Tour completed

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually includes five events from late 2014, features 20 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

01/13/15

USA's Kelly Kulick, Liz Johnson remain atop the 2015 WBT Women's Ranking

Sweden's Sandra Andersson and Singapore's Jazreel Tan, Shayna Ng narrow the gap in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually includes five events from late 2014, features 20 tournaments including seven major events (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals.

2015 World Bowling Tour

01/12/15

World Bowling Tour adds five events in 2015, bringing the total to 20 tournaments

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

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour currently features 20 tournaments including seven "majors". The WBT commences its fifth season, which started in October 2014, with the Brunswick Ballmaster Open January 2-11 and concludes with the Women's World Championships December 13. 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 the beginning of 2016.

2015 EBT #1 / 2015 WBT #6

01/11/15

Paul Moor starts 2015 European Bowling Tour with victory in 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Englishman wins his 16th European Bowling Tour title and his first PBA title with 225-204 win against Finland's Joonas Jehkinen

2015EBT01PaulMoor2_small.jpg Paul Moor of England (pictured) defeated Joonas Jehkinen of Finland, 225-204, to kick off the 2015 European Bowling Tour with victory in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Sunday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. By winning his EBT record 16th career title (Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa is second with 13 titles) and his first Professional Bowlers Association title, the 36-year-old lefty earned the 13.000 Euro top prize and took the early lead in the 2015 men's point ranking.

2015 WSrC

01/02/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2nd World Seniors Championships

Sam' Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Aug. 23-30, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held Aug. 23-30, 2015 at 56-lane Sam' Town Bowling Center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. To participate in the second edition of the championships for men and women 50 years of age and above, players must be born December 31st, 1965 or before.

World Bowling News

12/23/14

Dates set for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dates are also determined for 2015 World Senior Championships

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe Executive Board of World Bowling Tenpin, the governing body of the sport of Tenpin Bowling, has decided the dates for 2015 Women's World Championships at the board meeting December 15-16 in Abu Dhabi following the 2014 Men's World Championships. The 5th WWC, which is contested every four years, will be held from December 4-13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. World Bowling Congress and Tenpin Bowling Congress will immediately follow the Championships on Dec. 14-15.

World Bowling News

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.

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