World Bowling News Overview

2014 MWC

04/11/14

World Tenpin Bowling Association releases Bulletin No. 1 for 2014 Men's World Championships

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 4-15, 2014)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has invited all member federations to participate in the 2014 Men's World Championships December 4-15, 2014, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The championships 2014 will be hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City. Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters in the 9-day competition.

World Bowling News

04/07/14

World Bowling celebrates industry wide support as it launches new brand

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe decision to unite all international bowling organisations under the common brand name of 'World Bowling' will be showcased at SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey this week. This new step for international bowling will be celebrated at the convention during a special bowling event on Thursday April 10th - hosted by World Bowling President Kevin Dornberger. World Bowling has the commitment of all of its 129 national federations in expanding the reach and relevance of bowling worldwide under the new name.

World Bowling News

04/05/14

Results from a Study on Specifications presented to World Bowling Executive Board

Republished courtesy of World Bowling Newsletter (2014-04-05)

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg World Bowling, formerly the World Tenpin Bowling Association, has partnered with the United States Bowling Congress and the Hong Kong Sports Institute to conduct a study on bowling specifications for elite level competition. Specifically, the goal of the study was to create a distinguishable platform for elite world competition with scoring being the key measurable. During the development phase of the study, bowling was broken down to the following components: lane conditioner, pins, lane patterns and balls.

Coaching

03/31/14

Inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference concludes in Arlington, Texas

Paeng Nepomuceno becomes the 25th active USBC Gold coach and the first from Asia

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After three days of seminars and discussions featuring the top bowling coaches in the world, the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference came to a close at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday. The conference was held in conjunction with World Bowling, the world governing body for the sport. The conference drew nearly 100 coaches, including 15 of the 24 active USBC Gold coaches, and 28 countries were represented.

Coaching

03/28/14

World Bowling Coach Conference is underway

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The inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference kicked off at the International Training and Research Center and top coaches from throughout the world will be in Arlington through the weekend to take part in seminars and discussions. The conference is being held in conjunction with World Bowling (the World Tenpin Bowling Association), the world governing body for the sport. The ITRC staff, led by Team USA head coach Rod Ross, is hosting the educational conference.

2014 World Bowling Tour

03/27/14

No major changes in WBT Point Standings after events in Bahrain, Kuwait and Germany

2014EBT04SeanRash2_small.jpg2014EBT04KellyKulick_small.jpgAfter events in Sitra (Bahrain), Salmiya (Kuwait) and Munich (Germany), there was little change at the top of the points standings for the 2014 World Bowling Tour. Sean Rash (l.) and Kelly Kulick (r.) of the United States continue to lead the men's and women's divisions after the recently concluded 12th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship, 11th Kuwait International Open and the 11th Brunswick Euro Challenge.

2014 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/27/14

Sean Rash maintains slim lead in men's point ranking after Brunswick Euro Challenge

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour, which actually includes four events from late 2013, features 15 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which is exclusively for women (USBC Queens). 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. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals at the end of 2014.

2014 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/27/14

Kelly Kulick widens her lead in women's point ranking at Brunswick Euro Challenge

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour, which actually includes four events from late 2013, features 15 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which is exclusively for women (USBC Queens). 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. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour Finals at the end of 2014.

2014 World Bowling Tour

03/24/14

It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament changes dates

Originally scheduled for July, the tournament will now take place November 9-22 in Daejeon, South Korea

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour got underway in November 2013 with the PBA World Championship, one of the Tour's "majors". The 2014 WBT currently consists of 15 tournaments in Arabia (6), Asia (3), United States (3), Europe (2) and Australia (1). The top three men and top three women in the WBT Point Ranking will be invited to compete in the 2014 World Bowling Tour Finals, which will be held in conjunction with the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in November 2014.

2014 World Bowling Tour #8

03/07/14

Shaker Al-Hassan wins 12th Kingdom of Bahrain Bowling Championship from No. 1 seed

2014BAHShakerAlHassan3_small.jpg Shaker Al-Hassan (pictured), UAE, topped John Szczerbinski, United States, by two pins, 231-229, to win the 12th Kingdom of Bahrain Bowling Championship Friday at Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain. Al-Hassan, who earned the No. 1 seed and the advantage that his opponent had to defeat him twice to win the title, won his first World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize. He does not receive credit for a PBA International Tour title because he isn't a PBA member.

WTBA News

03/06/14

2014 Men's World Championships change dates again

Championships shift to December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE

2011WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has announced that the sport's governing body has to change the dates again for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As the Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi moved close to the planned dates of the MWC, which were recently scheduled for November 8-19, the championships are now supposed to be held from December 4-15 at Khalifa International Bowling Center, the host center of the 1999 World Championships.

2014 WYC

03/05/14

13th World Youth Championships Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 2 and Forms B-F

South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre, Hong Kong, China (August 6-15, 2014)

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships presented by the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society has released Bulletin No. 2 and Forms B-F for the championship, which will be held from August 6-15, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. As of today, 40 countries are intending to participate. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgIn cooperation with the Asian Bowling Federation and the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, Bowlingdigital.com will cover Championships live from Hong Kong.

2014 World Bowling Tour

03/04/14

Kelly Kulick, Sean Rash lead WBT Points Standings after USBC Masters, Emir Cup

2014PBAKellyKulick_small.jpg2014PBASeanRash_small.jpgThe United States' Kelly Kulick (l.) and Sean Rash (.) continue to lead their respective divisions in the World Bowling Tour points standings after the recently concluded USBC Masters and the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar. Kulick, who picked up double points for her first-place finish among women at the USBC Masters, a WBT "major", has opened up a huge lead on the rest of the field. Rash continues to lead the men's division by a narrow margin over Mika Koivuniemi of Finland.

2014 WBT #7

02/28/14

Chris Barnes strikes out in 9th and 10th frame to win The H.H. Emir Cup 2014

Barnes beats Singapore's New Hui Fen by 10 pins to capture his 17th PBA title, his third World Bowling Tour title and the $25,000 top prize

2014HHEmirCupChrisBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured), United States, defeated Singapore women's national team member New Hui Fen in two games total pins, 493-483, en route to win The H.H. Emir Cup 2014 Friday evening at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Barnes, who turned 44 three days ago, made himself a belated birthday present pocketing 25 Grand for the victory. It was his second PBA international title and the 17th PBA title of his illustrious career as well as his third title on the World Bowling Tour.

2014 WYC

02/09/14

Deadline fast approaching to declare intention to participate in 2014 World Youth Championships

WTBA reminds all federations that the deadline for sending Form A to the host of the 2014 Hong Kong World Youth Championships is February 15

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association reminds all federations that the deadline for sending Form A (intention to participate or not) to the host of the 2014 World Youth Championships is February 15. The Championships will take place from August 6-15 in Hong Kong, China. The WTBA ask all federations to turn in Form A even they do not intend to participate. For more infortmation contact the host at wyc2014@hktbc.org.hk or visit the official website www.wyc2014.com.

Israel

02/02/14

Israel announces Team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi

2014ISRTeamfor2014MWC_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six-player team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Israeli Team Trials concluded Saturday, February 1, at the bowling center of Petach Tikva. The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from November 8-19 at 40-lane Khalifa Bowling Stadium in Zayed Sports City. In the past, Israeli players were denied a visa by the UAE, and thus prevented Israel from playing at the 1999 Worlds.

2014 WYC

01/20/14

Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 1 for 13th World Youth Championships

South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre, Hong Kong, China (August 6-15, 2014)

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships has released Bulletin No. 1. The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society World Youth Championships will be held from August 6-15, 2014 at 40-lane South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In cooperation with the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) and the BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgHong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, Bowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

2014 WBT Point Rankings

01/14/14

Big win for Mika Koivuniemi helps him narrow gap on Sean Rash in WBT Standings

2013EBT14MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpg201213PBA20ObstacleBowlingSeanRash_small.jpgSean Rash (l.) of the United States may hold the lead in the World Bowling Tour points standings, but Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (r.) is right behind him after winning the Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki over the weekend. Rash, who did not compete in Helsinki, has 657 points, while Koivuniemi picked up 50 points for the victory in his home country to move to 652 points. It was a record fourth victory at the Ballmaster for Koivuniemi.

2014 World Bowling Tour

12/19/13

Sean Rash, Kelly Kulick lead World Bowling Tour Points List after GCC Swing

201213PBASeanRash_small.jpg201213PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgAfter three recently concluded stops in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), Americans Sean Rash (l.) and Kelly Kulick hold the lead in the points standings on the 2014 World Bowling Tour. The tournaments took place in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Doha (QAT) and in Riyadh (KSA). Rash, who did not compete in the GCC Swing, still leads the men's rankings with 663 points, but Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (r.) is hot on his heels with 637 points after bowling in all three events.

Saudi Arabia / 2014 WBT #4

12/16/13

Tommy Jones shoots big games to win the 7th Kingdom International Open

PBA star defeats Hong Kong's Michael Mak twice to win his third World Bowling Tour title, the 15th PBA title of his career and $25,000

2013KSAOTommyJones3_small.jpgTommy Jones (pictured), United States, rolled two big games in the championship match of the 7th Kingdom International Open at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to defeat top-seeded Michael Mak of Hong Kong twice en route to win the title and the $25,000 top prize. It was the third World Bowling Tour title for Jones and also his 15th career PBA title. Jones defeated Mak, 247-218, to force a decider. In a strike fest, Jones sealed the victory with 268-258 win.

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