World Bowling News Overview

2015 WBT News

03/31/15

World Bowling Tour welcomes Tokyo to its list of major events in 2015

Round1 World Open, a "major" on the WBT, will be held July 9-12; offers 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000) top prize

WBTLogo_small.jpg The World Bowling Tour has announced today it has added the Round1 World Open in Tokyo, Japan, to its list of "major" events for 2015. Utilizing an existing world class bowling venue and an adapted built-in lane construction to one of Tokyo's convention centers, the event is set to impress with a generous prize pool and a tournament schedule showcasing men and women athletes from around the world. Set to take place July 9-12, the international event amplifies the already sensational list of tour locations for 2015.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/31/15

World Bowling Tour adds Round1 World Open to the 2015 WBT Schedule

WBT "major" offers 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000) to the winner

WBTLogo_small.jpg The Round1 World Open in Tokyo, Japan (July 9-12), a World Bowling Tour "major", was added to the 2015 WBT schedule. The tournament offers the richest first-place check of 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000). The 2015 Tour now features 20 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (3) and Europe (2) including eight "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. The top three men and women in the points list will compete in the season-ending WBT Finals.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/23/15

England's Dom Barrett continues to lead WBT Ranking after 10/19 events

USA's Mike Fagan and Australia's Jason Belmonte stay in second and third place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 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 in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/23/15

USA's Kelly Kulick holds 112-poins lead as 2015 WBT surpasses halfway point

Kulick's fellow countrywomen Liz Johnson, Danielle McEwan sit in second and third place after 10/19 events

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 19 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 in the beginning of 2016.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

World Bowling News

03/22/15

World Bowling marks the beginning of a new era

20150319WorldBowlingatMaisonduSportInternational2_small.jpgWorld Bowling were officially welcomed to the Olympic Capital on Thursday evening at a buzzing cocktail reception. The occasion marks a huge milestone in bowling's history and signifies the beginning of an era of vast development for the sport. Joining 55 other sports federations in Lausanne, World Bowling will be housed in the Maison du Sport International, a unique complex that brings together leading players in international sports administration.

Bowlingdigital TV

03/03/15

Bowlingdigital.com video from the 2013 World Championships reaches 1M views

2013WCMensVideo2_small.jpg One of the videos Bowlingdigital.com has produced during the 2013 WTBA Bowling World Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev., USA, has reached one million views. This video, directed by Flavio Cuva, focuses on the hand position and ball release of the male bowlers and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 36 countries.

World Bowling News

03/03/15

World Bowling makes pitch for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games

2014WYCWorldBowlingPresidentKevinDornberger_small.jpg

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgKevin Dornberger, President and CEO of World Bowling and the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed the WTBA member federations, Executive Board and Committee members and the media that the sport of tenpin bowling has made its pitch to the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for bowling's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. To read the President's letter

United States

02/18/15

Kegel and WTBA extend partnership

2015WTBAKevinDornbergerKegelChrisChartrand_small.jpg Kegel and the World Tenpin Bowling Association extend their partnership to provide lane maintenance for all WTBA World Championship tournaments through 2015. Since 1995, the WTBA World Championships have been using Kegel equipment, chemicals, and technical staff during their events. Chris Chartrand (r.), Kegel President, and Kevin Dornberger (l.), WTBA President, have decided to continue this partnership and extend their contract for one additional year.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/14/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick sit atop World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgDom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) sit atop the World Bowling Tour rankings. Double points were awarded at the Masters, which is a major event on the World Bowling Tour schedule. Barrett earned 26 points and leads the points list with 614 points. Kulick did not compete but still leads the field with 558 points. The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, from Feb. 22-27.

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 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.

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