World Bowling News Overview

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.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/11/14

U.S. girls and Swedish boys win the gold medals in Doubles at 13th WYC

Sarah Lokker & Liz Kuhlkin defeat top-seeded Japanese girls to win the first gold medal of the Championships for USA; Swedes Markus Jansson & Pontus Andersson follow in the footprints of coach Robert Andersson with victory against U.S. boys

2014WYCGirlsDoublesSarahLokkerLizKuhlkin_small.jpg2014WYCBoysDoublesMarkusJanssonPontusAndersson_small.jpgSarah Lokker and Liz Kuhlkin (l.) from the United States of America and Swedes Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (r.) won two matches Monday evening at SCAA bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, en route to claim gold in the girls and boys Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/11/14

USA, Malaysia move into top 4 in Boys Doubles Qualifying at World Youth Championships

No changes atop the Girls Doubles leaderboard after Squad C has completed their six-game block on long oil (Mexico City pattern); with the final squad to go, Japan (girls) and Sweden (boys) hold the tops spots

2014WYCMattFarberCamronDoyle_small.jpg2014WYCAhmadMuazFisholTimmyTan_small.jpgMatthew Farber and Kamron Doyle (l.) of the United States and Malaysians Timmy Tan and Ahmad Muaz Fishol (r.) moved into second and fourth place of the Boys Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after leading Squad C on Monday morning with 2630 and 2484, resp. There were no changes atop the girls' leaderboard.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/10/14

Japanese girls, both Swedish boys' teams lead in Doubles after Day One Qualifying

Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico overtake previous leader Korea in the Girls Division; Sweden II moves into second place, Bahrain takes over third place

2014RobertAnderssonPontusAnderssonMarkusJansson_small.jpgWith two of four squads in the Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in the books, the girls' leaderboard got a whole new look while Squad A leader Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (left with coach Robert Andersson, left) of Sweden remained atop the boys standings. Four duos from Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico moved into the top 4, while the second team from Sweden and Bahrain leaped into second and third place in the Boys Division.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/10/14

Korean girls, Swedish boys set the tone in Doubles

The Swedes out average the rest of the squad by 22 pins and more; none of the girls doubles average 200

2014PontusAnderssonMarkusJansson_small.jpg2014WYCKimHeeBeenKimKyoungSil_small.jpgKim Kyoung Sil and Kim Hee Been (l.) of Korea and Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (r.) of Sweden toppled 2391 and 2679 pins, respectively, Sunday morning at SCAA bowling center in Hong, Kong, China, to set the tone in Girls and Boys Doubles at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after the first of four qualifying squads.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Korea starts 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with gold medal sweep in Singles

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Tenpin Bowling powerhouse South Korea started the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with a sweep of the gold medals in Under-21 Girls and Boys Singles Saturday evening at SCAA Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. In the girl's title match, Yang Su Jin (r.) defeated Shion Izumune of Japan, 236-208, while Choi Woo Sub (r.) topped Wesley Low, USA, in an all-lefty affair, 226-214, to seal the victory in the boys' division.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Tania Yusaf, Michael Mak shoot into Girls and Boys Singles lead at World Youth Championships

With only one squad to go, Scotland's Yusaf leads the 70 girls with 1258 (209.67); Mak doubles in the last frame to give the host country Hong Kong the pole position in the 130-player boys' field; the top 4 advance to the semifinals starting at 6 p.m. HK time

2014WYCTaniaYusaf_small.jpg2014WYCMichaelMak_small.jpgTania Yusaf (l.) of Scotland and hometown favorite Michael Mak (r.) led Squad C Saturday morning at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships en route to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the Singles event. Yusaf rolled a 1258 series to lead the 70 girls with only the last Squad D to go. Mak threw a clutch double in his last frame of the six-game block on the 35 feet Beijing pattern to shoot to the top of the 130-player Boys Division with 1417.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/08/14

Macau's Veronica Dias De Souza moves into second place in Girls Singles in Hong Kong WYC

Squad A leaders Mirai Ishimoto (Japan), Choi Woo Sub (Korea) continue to lead in Girls and Boys Division as Singles event reaches the halfway mark

2014WYCVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg2014WYCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpgSquad A leaders Mirai Ishimoto (l.) of Japan and Korea's Choi Woo Sub remained atop the leaderboard in Girls and Boys Singles as the opening event of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships has reached the halfway mark. Veronica Dias De Souza (r.) of Macau was the only player of Squad B, girls and boys, to crack the top 4, who will survive the six-game preliminaries and advance to the playoffs on Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

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