World Bowling News Overview

World Bowling Tour

08/10/16

2016 World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

Schedule currently features nine events, six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and United States

2016WBTLogo_small.jpg In its sixth season since the inception in the year 2011, the 2016 World Bowling Tour features eight regular tournaments, including six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany and Thailand. The ninth event and the only WBT "major" this season is the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII to be staged from November 27 through December 11, 2016 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States. The next stop is the World Bowling Tour Thailand scheduled for August 6-12 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Kazakhstan

08/03/16

Yelena Zemtsova, Ilya Orlov win Kazakhstan World Cup Qualifier

2016BWCQKazakhstanYelenaZemtsova_small.jpg 2016BWCQKazakhstanIlyaOrlov_small.jpg Yelena Zemtsova and Ilya Orlov captured the women's and men's titles at the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup which was held July 20 at Bowling Center MV in Almaty. The tournament served as qualifying event for the 2016 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Orlov (r.) averaged 217.58 to lead the men's division with 2611 total. Local favorite Zemtsova (l.), a seven-time Kazakhstan champion, earned her first ticket to the World Cup with 2130 or an average of 177.50.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

Natasha Roslan, Anthony Simonsen emerge as WYC Masters champions

2016WYCMastersChampionsAnthonySimonsenNatashaRoslan_small.jpg Junior Team USA's Anthony Simonsen and Malaysia's Natasha Roslan capped an exciting week at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships by capturing the Masters gold medals Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. Simonsen collected his third gold medal of the event by defeating all-events gold medalist Pontus Andersson of Sweden, 2-0, in the best-of-three championship match, while Roslan defeated Singapore's Amabel Chua in the deciding game, 227-187, to win the match, 2-1.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

Natasha Roslan, Anthony Simonsen end 2016 WYC with victory in Masters

2016WYCLogo_small.jpg The top 24 in the boys and girls all-events standings at the 14th World Bowling Youth Championships 2016 still have some bowling to do as Masters match play got underway Monday. The competition features best-of-three single-elimination matches on the event's 45-foot Rome oil pattern. The first two steps took place Monday, and eight remaining bowlers on each side will return to the lanes Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. The Masters semifinals will begin Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. EDT, with the finals taking place immediately after, all live on BowlTV.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

U.S. boys, Korean girls win coveted Team gold at WYC

2016WYCTeamBoysGoldUSA_small.jpg 2016WYCTeamGirlsGoldKorea_small.jpgThe Junior Team USA boys (l.) used a near-perfect deciding-game effort to claim their third consecutive team gold medal at the World Bowling Youth Championships Monday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Korea (r.) was dominant on the girls' side to return to the winner's circle for the first time since 2010.

2016 WYC

08/01/16

Eight teams advance to semifinals at 2016 World Youth Championships

Pontus Andersson (SWE) and Gazmine Mason (USA) emerge as All-Events champions; Team finals get underway live on BowlTV on Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2016WYCTeamBoysFinalists_small.jpg The United States boys broke two more scoring records Sunday and locked up the top seed for the team semifinals at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, but their performance over the last two days will seem insignificant if they can't finish the job Monday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The two-time defending champions will meet No. 4 Canada in the semifinals live on BowlTV, while No. Sweden takes on No. 3 Japan.

2016 WYC

07/30/16

United States, Korea win Doubles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCDoublesChampionsKoreaUSA_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low Jr. earned his second gold medal in as many events at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, while Lee Yeong Seung and Park Yu Na of Korea broke two qualifying records Friday on the way to the girls' doubles title. Low, the boys' singles winner earlier in the week, teamed with World Youth Championships first-timer Anthony Simonsen to win gold in boys' doubles with a 418-338 victory against Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail and Tun Hakim.

2016 WYC

07/28/16

United States sweeps Singles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCSinglesChampionsWesleyLowGazmineMason_small.jpg The United States swept the gold medals Wednesday at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships as Wesley Low of Palmdale, California, earned the redemption he waited two years for, and local collegiate standout Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, triumphed in her adopted hometown. Low (l.) cruised to a 224-134 win against Mohammed Al Merekhi of Qatar, while Mason escaped with a 211-207 victory over Victoria Chin of Malaysia at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2016 WYC

07/27/16

Boys' and Girls' Singles underway at 2016 World Youth Championships

Persson, Bond, Mason and Chin to bowl for the girls' title; Sweden's Filippa Persson achieves perfection in girls' preliminaries

2016WYCFilippaPersson_small.jpg Filippa Persson of Sweden (pictured) became the third girl to roll a perfect game in World Bowling Youth Championships competition, and it gave her just enough of a surge to secure the top seed for the singles semifinals at the 2016 event. Persson's 1,390 six-game total Tuesday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb., a 231.67 average, landed her just ahead of local collegiate standouts and Junior Team USA members Julia Bond (1,383), Gazmine Mason (1,340) and Malaysia's Victoria Chin (1,314).

2016 WYC

07/22/16

Nebraska standouts ready for 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships

BOWL.com's BowlTV will broadcast wire-to-wire coverage starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2016JuniorTeamUSAGazmineMason_small.jpg2016JuniorTeamUSAJuliaBond_small.jpg While top competitors from nearly 40 countries make their way to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, two members of Junior Team USA will find themselves feeling right at home as the biennial event gets underway Tuesday. Julia Bond (l.) and Gazmine Mason (r.) already have brought a NCAA championship to Lincoln as members of the University of Nebraska women's bowling team.

Brazil

07/13/16

Roberta Rodrigues, Renan Zoghaib win 25th QubicaAMF Brazil Bowling Cup

2016BWCQBrazil_small.jpgRoberta Rodrigues and Renan Zoghaib captured the women's and men's title in the 25th QubicaAMF Brazil Bowling Cup, sponsored by Pin1 Bowling Supply - QubicaAMF, Sunday, July 10, at Dragon Bowling Center Norte in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The winners will represent their country at the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which will be held at Hao's Bowling in Shanghai, China October 14-23, 2016. It will be the third World Cup for Zoghaib and the second for Rodrigues.

Junior Team USA News

06/22/16

U.S. Teams selected for 2016 World Youth Championships

2016JuniorTeamUSABoysnGirls_small.jpgThe eight bowlers who will represent the United States at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships this summer have been selected by the Team USA coaching staff. The World Youth Championships will take place in Lincoln, Nebraska, from July 26-Aug. 2. The Team USA coaching staff also selected the four Junior Team USA members who will compete at the Lee Evans Bowling Tournament of the Americas. That event will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 25-30.

2016 BWC

05/16/16

QubicaAMF announces official hotel for Shanghai World Cup

2016BWCLogo_small.jpgAnne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and Marketing Manager, has announced that Jin Jiang Hua Ting Hotel & Towers in Shanghai will the official tournament hotel of this year's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 52nd edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, tenpin bowling's largest annual sporting event in terms of number of participating countries, will be held from Oct. 14 through 23, 2016, at Hao's Bowling in Shanghai, China.

2016 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Sweden's Martin Larsen takes over lead in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bahrain's Yousif Falah sits atop the qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals after the conclusion of the Brunswick Euro Challenge

2016EBT05MartinLarsen_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

2016 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Danielle McEwan widens lead in World Bowling Tour Women's Ranking to 170 points

American leads qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals with maximum 150 points

2016EBT05DanielleMcEwan2_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/22/16

Dom Barrett, Danielle McEwan win 2015 World Bowling Tour Finals

Using an experimental World Bowling scoring system, Barrett rolls unique 10-frame "perfect game" in winning men's title

2015WBTFinalsDomBarrettDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgAfter traversing the globe competing against the top bowlers in the world over a span of two years, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and Danielle McEwan (r.) of Stony Point, N.Y., emerged as the winners of the 2015 World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Using an experimental World Bowling scoring system, Barrett rolled a one-of-a-kind perfect game in defeating five-time PBA Tour winner Mike Fagan of Berkley, Calif., 300-256.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/22/16

2015 World Bowling Tour comes to an end with the WBT Finals

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour came to an end with the Men's and Women's Finals at Woodland Bowl. The 2015 Tour, which started with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas in October 2014, featured 19 tournaments in Asia (2), Europe (2), Middle East (9) and the U.S. (6), including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. The top three men and and women in a separate point ranking (since Nov. 1, 2013) competed in the season-ending WBT Finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016.

World Bowling Tour News

01/05/16

World Bowling Tour announces Preliminary Schedule for 2016

Early schedule features 10 tournaments, including six in the Middle East, two in the U.S., and one each in Germany and Thailand

WBTLogo_small.jpg Due to the recent changes in the leadership of World Bowling, bowling's world governing body, the announcement of the preliminary schedule for the 2016 World Bowling Tour was postponed until Monday, Jan. 4. The schedule currently features 10 tournaments, including six in the Middle East, two in the U.S., and one each in Germany and Thailand. The lone WBT "major" on the schedule so far will be the PBA World Championship to be held in Reno, Nev., in December 2016.

World Bowling News

12/22/15

Last World Tenpin Bowling Association Congress approves several rules changes

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpgThe last congresses in the history of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) and World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) were held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, December 15. Fifty-six member federations with twenty-two proxies attended both congresses during which the merger of the two organizations into one entity, World Bowling, was approved. Besides the historic merger and the elections, the WTBA Congress approved several rule changes effective immediately.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

12/20/15

Dom Barrett leads World Bowling Tour men's ranking heading into the 2016 WBT season

Englishman holds an 82 and 169-pin cushion over Jason Belmonte and Martin Larsen based on points earned in the calendar years 2014 and 2015; Barrett, Belmonte and Mike Fagan advance to the World Bowling Tour finals in Indianapolis, Feb. 13, 2016; WBT men's ranking totally dominated by PBA bowlers

2015PBADomBarrett_small.jpgThe 2015 World Bowling Tour concluded with the Women's World Championships and the PBA World Championips featuring 19 tournaments including seven "majors" (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 all events from 2014 and 2015. The qualifying standings for the 2015 WBT Finals are different as they include all WBT events since Nov. 1, 2013.

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