World Bowling News Overview

2014 MWC

10/20/14

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

52 countries have registered for the event; registration is still open

2014MWCLogo_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. 52 countries have registered for the event which counts as a "major" on the 2015 World Bowling Tour. However, this number might change as registration is still open. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the event live from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 4 with the Opening Ceremonies.

2015 WBT

10/18/14

2015 World Bowling Tour season set to kick off

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The World Bowling Tour again will feature events from every zone in 2015 as the tour kicks off its fifth season. The 2015 schedule, which actually includes five events from late 2014, will consist of 16 events, and begins with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, from Oct. 26-Nov. 2. The top three men and top three women in the WBT points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals.

2014 BWC

10/15/14

Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

150 players from 82 countries, 80 men and 70 women, have registered so far; players from 85 countries expected to bowl in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 1-9, 2014)

2014BWCLogo2_small.jpgThe 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9 in Wroclaw, Poland. As of October 14, 150 players from 82 countries, 80 men and 70 women, have registered. Players from 85 countries and regions are expected to bowl in the 50th anniversary edition which makes the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Wroclaw.

Russia

09/29/14

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov clinch BWC and ECC berths

Win Russian qualifier to represent their country at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland and the European Champions Cup in Iceland

2014BWCRUSQMariaBulanovaAlexeyParshukov_small.jpgRussian national team members Maria Bulanova of Nizny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Ekaterinburg (pictured l-r) won the Russian World Cup Qualifier to clinch a berth in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014). In addition, the duo will also represent Russia in the European Champions Cup which will be held at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland (October 13-19, 2014).

2014 Men's World Championships

09/24/14

Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is out

As of Sept. 23, 24 countries have registered for the Championships Dec. 4-15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE; championship registration and hotel registration deadlines are Oct. 1; a long and a medium pattern will be used for the Championships

2014MWCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association has released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2014 Men's World Championships giving an update on visa information, championship registration and hotel registration deadlines (Oct. 1, 2014). 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 Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Abu Dhabi.

World Bowling News

09/18/14

World Bowling makes its new debut at at 17th Incheon Asian Games

2014AsianGamesLogo_small.jpgAs the 2014 Asian Games starts in Incheon, South Korea, World Bowling will be a major feature on the programme of this 17th edition. Bowling, one of the few non-Olympic sports in the Asian Games, will make an exclusive appearance on the programme, making it one of the biggest sports represented in this edition, as it hands out 12 gold medals. South Korea is a fantastic setup for these Games, especially given the reputation of Bowling in this country. Tremendously popular, bowling is anchored in Korean culture.

2014 BWC

09/06/14

Stars line up for 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bowlingdigital.com will provide live coverage and BowtTV will provide live streaming from Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, November 3-9, 2014

2014BWCLogo_small.jpg World champions and World Cup champions line up for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which will be held from November 1-9, 2014, at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. This year is the 50th edition of the prestigious event and several celebrations are being planned, including a spectacular final. Live coverage by Bowlingdigital.com and live streaming by BowlTV will commence on Nov. 3rd all the through to the stepladder finals on Sunday 9th.

2014 WBT News

08/26/14

World Bowling Tour Finals to showcase world's best bowlers

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe top-ranked bowlers in the world will be featured in the season-ending World Bowling Tour (WBT) Finals in November in the grand finale to the WBT season. The top three men and top three women in the WBT rankings were finalized over the weekend as the final stop on the 2014 schedule was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The finalists were determined based on the WBT points standings and will compete for a $70,000 prize pool on Nov. 1 or 2 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Men's Point Ranking

08/26/14

Mika Koivuniemi, Sean Rash, Jason Belmonte lead 2014 WBT men's point ranking

Top three players advance to the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals Nov. 1 or 2 in Las Vegas

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour featureds 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which was exclusively for women (USBC Queens). The top 50 men and women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include every event from 2013 and 2014. The top 3 men and top 3 women qualified for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1 or 2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Women's Point Ranking

08/26/14

Kelly Kulick, Liz Johnson, Sandra Andersson lead 2014 WBT women's point ranking

Top three players advance to the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals Nov. 1 or 2 in Las Vegas

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour featureds 12 tournaments including two major events (award double ranking points) and one event which was exclusively for women (USBC Queens). The top 50 men and women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include every event from 2013 and 2014. The top 3 men and top 3 women qualified for the World Bowling Tour Finals November 1 or 2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 World Bowling Tour #12

08/25/14

Osku Palermaa defeats Ryan Ciminelli twice to win his fourth PBA title in WBT Thailand event

2014PBALeagueSF2RyanCiminelli_small.jpg2014PBALeagueQF4OskuPalermaa_small.jpgTwo-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) of Finland defeated Ryan Ciminelli (r.), United States, 227-213 and 243-224 to win his fourth career PBA title in the World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament Monday afternoon at Blu-O Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. Palermaa received 1 million Baht or approximately $31,240 for the victory. Ciminelli, who was looking for his third PBA title, was consoled with $31,240.

2014 World Bowling Tour

08/25/14

2014 World Bowling Tour concludes with WBT Thailand tournament

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour, which consisted of 12 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (3), Europe (2) and Asia (1), concluded with the WBT Thailand event August 25 in Bangkok. Players earned ranking points based on how they finished in each event. The top three men and top three women in the WBT Point Ranking advance to the WBT Finals, which will be contested the first weekend in November in Las Vegas as part of the PBA World Series of Bowling VI. The finals will air on national television in the United States.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/19/14

13th CGSE World Youth Championships in Hong Kong comes to an end

Under-21 youth bowlers to be invited to compete in the 14th World Youth Championships in Lincoln, Neb., USA, in July 2016

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg 2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg Hong Kong was the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best Under-21 bowlers in the sport competed in the 13th World Youth Championships at SCAA Bowling Center. 262 players, 96 girls and 166 boys, from 46 World Bowling member federations participated in the biennial event and bowled for 10 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All-Events and Masters.

2014 WBT #12

08/17/14

Thailand event to finalize 2014 World Bowling Tour rankings

WBTLogo_small.jpgWith one event remaining, the 2014 World Bowling Tour schedule will come to a close next week with the top three men and top three women in the rankings earning spots in the World Bowling Tour Finals. The world's best players will descend upon Bangkok for the WBT Thailand event from Aug. 18-25 to finalize the rankings. Most of the spotlight will be shined on the men's division, which offers plenty of opportunity for players to still make the WBT Finals.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/15/14

Top-seeded Mirai Ishimoto, Jesper Svensson win WYC Masters gold in dramatic fashion

Both championship matches in the Under-21 World Youth Championships were decided in the last frame

2014WYCMastersGirlsGoldMiraiIshimoto_small.jpg 2014WYCMastersBoysGoldJesperSvensson_small.jpgMirai Ishimoto (l.), 16, of Japan and Jesper Svensson (r.), 19, of Sweden won the girls' and boys' championship matches of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in dramatic fashion to earn the gold medals Friday afternoon at the 40-lane South China Athletic Association bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. The victory banquet, slated for 7 p.m. at Panda Hotel, will conclude the 13th World Youth Championships.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Wesley Low (USA) shoots 300 game at 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

2014WYCWesleyLow300HammerNail_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low rolled the first 300 game of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China, in the first game of the second 3-game block of the Boys Team event. It was the fifth perfecto in WYC history and the fourth by a boy. PBA star Tommy Jones, United States, was the first youth bowler who achieved perfection (1996) and was followed Mubarak Al Muraikhi of Qatar (1998) and Syimir Abdul Razak of Malaysia (2010). Daniela Alvarado of Mexico (2008) is the only girl in the elite 300-club.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Korean boys, Canadian girls lead in Team event as B Squad has finished qualifying

Squad A featuring the top 14 girls and the top 22 boys teams will conclude qualifying Wednesday afternoon

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg With seven girls and 16 boys teams from the bottom of the standings after day one qualifying having completed their six-game block in the World Youth Championships Team event, the boys from Korea and the girls from Canada hold the lead with an average of 180.12 and 192.79. You don't need to be a prophet to know that this won't be good enough to make the medal round. Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, and Dutch Ramon Hilferink are 2nd and 6th in All-Events (by average).

2014 PBA50 Tour #12

08/13/14

Norm Duke leads top 24 into Match Play at PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open

As qualifying leader, Hall of Famer retains inside track in PBA50 Player of the Year race, Pete Weber and Tom Baker also advance to match play to keep POY race alive

2014PBANormDuke_small.jpgWith the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, Norm Duke (l.) of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.38 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl. Duke, who has won two titles this season, has already earned PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors. The PBA Hall of Famer finished qualifying with a 3,670 pinfall total for 16 games to hold a 25-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/12/14

No changes atop the leaderboards in the World Youth Championships Team event

Japan, United States remain atop the girls and boys standings as the 21 girls and 38 boys teams have completed the first three-game block on the long pattern; Malaysian girls and Canadian boys lead the second squad to leap into third and eighth place in their respective division

2014WYCGirlsTeamMalaysia_small.jpg2014WYCBoysTeamCanada_small.jpgThe Japanese girls and the Junior Team USA boys held onto the lead in the four-player Team event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships as the competition has reached the halfway point. The Malaysian girls (l.) and the Canadian boys (r.) led the second squad with 2402 and 2412 to move into 3rd and 8th place.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/12/14

Japanese girls, U.S. boys take early lead in four-player Team event at WYC Hong Kong

2014WYCGirlsTeamJapan_small.jpg2014WYCBoysTeamUSA_small.jpgThe Japanese girls (pictured left) and the Junior Team USA boys (right) hold the lead in the four-player Team event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after Squad 1 bowlers have finished their three-game block on the 45 feet 'long' oil pattern Tuesday morning at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China.

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