World Bowling News Overview

Brazil

07/30/14

Roberta Rodrigues, Renan Zoghaib win XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup

Champions qualify for 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWBRAQRenanZoghaibRobertaRodrigues_small.jpgRoberta Rodrigues and Renan Zoghaib (r-l) capture the women's and men's title in the XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup July 27 at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and will represent their country in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 1-9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. In the men's title match, Zoghaib defeated Few Campos, 191-182, while Rodrigues celebrated a narrow 174-170 victory over Neuza Kae to win the women's title.

Upcoming Soon

07/28/14

Live Coverage of the 13th World Youth Championships in Hong Kong, China

WYC Tournament Director Dr. Danny Santos has revised the Schedule of Events for the championships

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg Hong Kong will be the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best youth bowlers in the world compete in the 13th World Youth Championships at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. The 10-day event kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 6, with the Opening Ceremony and comes to an exciting end Friday, Aug. 15, with the Masters finals. 168 boys and 99 girls from 46 countries will participate. Bowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

Netherlands

07/18/14

Jolanda Visser, Eric Kok are the Dutch representatives at 50th QubicaAMF World Cup

2014BWCNEDQJolandaVisserEricKok_small.jpgJolanda Visser (32) and Eric Kok (54) won the 2014 Dutch Bowling Tour which also serves as the qualifier in the Netherlands for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 50th edition of the World Cup will be contested November 1-9, 2014, at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. It will be Visser's first World Cup appearance, while Kok will participate for the 7th time in his career. The long-time national team member and former Dutch national coach participated in every decade since the 1970's.

Israel

07/13/14

Sarit Mizrachi, Oron Cohen win 25th Israeli Bowling World Cup Qualifier

2014BWCISRQSaritMizrachiOronCohen_small.jpg Sarit Mizrachi and Oron Cohen (pictured l-r), both of bowling club Nesher, won the men's and women's division of the 25th Israeli National qualification tournament at Superbol bowling center in Rishon-Letzion and will represent their country in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 2014 BWC will be held November 1-9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. It will be the third World Cup for Mizrachi after 2000 and 2010 and the first for Cohen.

2014 World Bowling Tour

07/06/14

2014 World Bowling Tour hits home stretch

WBTLogo_small.jpg After the Indonesian Open and the Australian Masters fell off the schedule, the 2014 World Bowling Tour is heading into the final event of the season, the WBT Thailand (August 18-25). The 2014 Tour consists of 12 tournaments in Arabia (6), United States (3), Europe (2) and Asia (1). The top three men and women in the Point Ranking will compete in the 2014 World Bowling Tour Finals November 1-2 during the PBA World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Women's Point Ranking

07/06/14

USBC Queens runner-up Kelly Kulick maintains her lead in women's point ranking

Queens champion Maria Jose Rodriguez moves into 53 place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour features 12 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 November 1-2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 WBT Men's Point Ranking

07/06/14

Sean Rash holds slim lead in men's point ranking heading into season-ending WBT Thailand

No changes in the men's ranking in USBC Queens (exclusively for women)

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 World Bowling Tour features 12 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 November 1-2, 2014 in Las Vegas.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

06/30/14

Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 3 for 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships

Bulletin No. 3 comes along with Forms G & H and a Reply Slip for Arrival and Departure; WTBA informs about new online ball registration procedure for participating players

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The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships presented by the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society has released Bulletin No. 3 for the championship, which will be held from August 6-15, 2014 at 40-lane South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Bulletin No. 3 comes along with Forms G & H and a Reply Slip for Arrival and Departure. Bowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

Kazakhstan

06/20/14

Yelena Grishinenko, Ilya Orlov win 2014 Kazakhstan Cup

Duo will represent Kazakhstan in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland

2014KAZCupYelenaGrishinenko_small.jpg 2014KAZCupIlyaOrlov_small.jpg Yelena Grishinenko (l.) and youth bowler Ilya Orlov (r.) captured the women's and men's titles in the 2014 Kazakhstan Cup in Almaty. Grishinenko, 37, dominated the women's field from the beginning and finished distant 489 pins ahead of her nearest competitor to win the women's title. 16-year-old Orlov averaged over 213 for 19 games to win his first career national title. The duo will represent Kazakhstan in the 2014 Bowling World Cup.

USBC News

06/18/14

Junior Team USA squad for World Youth Championships announced

Team USA program also announced the players who will represent the U.S. at Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas, Pan American Olympic Festival

2012JuniorTeamUSALogo_small.jpgThe roster for Junior Team USA at the upcoming 13th World Bowling Youth Championships has been set. The Championships will take place in Hong Kong from Aug. 8-15 and all rounds of the competition will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage of the entire event. Team USA program has also announced the players who will represent the U.S. at Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas and the Pan American Olympic Festival.

Hong Kong, China

05/28/14

Announcement Press Conference held for 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships

Championship for Youth U21, which was awarded the 'M' Mark branding as well as the Brand Hong Kong logo, will be held August 6-15, 2014 at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong

2014WYCAnnouncementPress Conference4_small.jpgThe Announcement Press Conference for the CGSE World Youth Championships was held on Tuesday, May 27, at the Regal Hongkong Hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The 13th edition of the most prestigious event for youth bowlers in the world will be held August 6-15, 2014 at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. The Championship was awarded the 'M' Mark branding as well as the Brand Hong Kong logo by the Major Sports Events Committee.

2014 BWC

05/14/14

50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup returns to Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland

Sky Bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014)

2013QAMFLogo_small.jpgJust two years after going to Wroclaw, Poland, QubicaAMF is taking its 50th edition of the Bowling World Cup back to Sky Bowling center from November 1-9, 2014. Asian bowlers dominated the 2012 event as Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia and Singapore's Shayna Ng captured the men's and women's title. The official arrival days for the tournament are November 1-2 and a spectacular finale is planned to crown this very special 50th anniversary on Sunday, November 9.

World Bowling News

04/25/14

World Bowling exhibits new trade name and logo at SportAccord Convention

12th edition attracts 1636 attendees representing 78 nationalities from around the world

2014SportAccordEXPOBooth_small.jpg The SportAccord Convention is an annual week-long series of meetings, educational functions and Expo under the management of SportAccord GAISF. World Bowling is a member of SportAccord as are all other sports recognized by the IOC as well as some that are not. The 12th annual SportAccord Convention 2014, which attracted 1636 attendees representing 78 nationalities from around the world, was held from April 6-11 at Susesi Convention Center (pictured above) in Belek/Antalya, Turkey.

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 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.

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