World Bowling News Overview

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).

World Bowling Tour

03/21/16

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 Heading into its sixth season since the inception in the year 2011, the 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments, including six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and the United States. The U.S. event, planned for December during the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, Nev., will be the lone WBT "major" event so far. The next stop is the World Bowling Tour Thailand scheduled for August 6-12 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

12/20/15

Danielle McEwan finishes 2015 atop World Bowling Tour women's rankings

Team USA member leads her team mates Liz Johnsin and Kelly Kulick by 8 and 14 pins, resp., based on points earned in the calendar years 2014 and 2015; Kulick, McEwan and Johnson advance to the World Bowling Tour finals in Indianapolis, Feb. 13, 2016

2015WWCMastersDanielleMcEwan_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.

World Bowling News

12/16/15

Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah of Kuwait elected President of World Bowling

FIQ and WTBA merge into one entity, World Bowling; Suwalai Satrulee of Thailand and Ulf Sjøblom of Sweden elected 1st and 2nd Vice President; several well-known officials, media to retire after this World Championships

2015WBSuwalaiSatruleeSheikhTalalUlfSjoblom_small.jpgPresident of Asian Bowling Federation and Kuwait Bowling Federation, Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah (center) was elected President of World Bowling unopposed at the FIQ/WTBA Congresses held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Tuesday, December 15. Fifty-six member federations with twenty-two proxies attended both the FIQ and WTBA Congress assembly when elections were held. Suwalai Satrulee (l.) of Thailand and Ulf Sjøblom (r.) of Sweden were elected as 1st and 2nd Vice President, resp.

Editorial

12/15/15

Lucas Wiseman, the main voice of BowlTV, leaves USBC after 13 successful years

2014WCAbuDhabiLucasWiseman_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Public Relations and Social Media Manager Lucas Wiseman has left USBC and will be moving into a new career outside the bowling industry later this month. Wiseman, who worked at USBC for 13 year and was the main voice of BowlTV, covered his last event at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week. As a pioneer of BowlTV's live streaming, Wiseman helped usher in a new era of bowling fans being able to watch the sport.

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Korea's Jung Dawun wins Masters gold at Women's World Championships

2015WWCMastersTop4MohdAlQubaisi_small.jpgJung Dawun of Korea outlasted Liz Johnson, United States, 256-183, in the title match to conclude the 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with victory in the Masters competition Sunday at Khalifa International Bowling Center. Dawun won the third gold medal of the Championships for Korea. In the semi-finals, Dawun eliminated competriot Jeon Eunhee, 208-193 and Johnson took down fellow countrywoman Danielle McEwan, 238-213.

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Liz Johnson shoots another 300 game on her way to the top seed in the Masters finals

Johnson becomes the second woman with multiple 300 games at World Championships; her team mate Danielle McEwan brings the number of perfectos to five

2015WWCMastersTop4Finalists_small.jpgLiz Johnson of United States averaged 235.27 for 37 games at the 2015 Women's World Championships to earn the No. 1 seed for the Masters finals Sunday afternoon at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Jeon Eunhee and her team mate Jung Dawun overtook Danielle McEwan, United States, in the last game of match play to set up an all-American and an all-Korean semifinal match. Johnson and McEwan had 300 games in match play.

2015 WWC

12/13/15

Liz Johnson leads top 8 players into Masters Match Play

Top 8 after 30 games bowl seven games of match play (20 bonus per win); Top 4 will advance to the medal round

2015WWCMastersLizJohnson_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured) from the United States, who rolled a 300 game in the title match to lead Team USA to the gold medal in the Team event last evening, averaged 214.83 for six games on dual lane condition (left lane dressed with long oil, right lane with short oil) to move up one spot and take the lead after the first round of the Masters event at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Johnson has totaled 6875 for 30 game and an overall average of 229.17 to lead the top 8 athletes in to the seven-game match play round.

2015 WWC

12/12/15

Team USA defeats Korea to win the coveted five-player team gold medal

Anchor bowler Liz Johnson shoots the third 300 game of the tournament

2015WWCTeamUSAGoldMedalWinner3_small.jpg Team USA's Liz Johnson threw a lot of strikes this week at the 2015 World Bowling Women's Championships, but none were more meaningful than the 12 she tossed to help lift the United States (pictured left) past Korea for the team gold medal Saturday. Johnson's perfect game in front of a packed house at Zayed Sports City's Khalifa International Bowling Center capped off Team USA's 1168-1060 win. Singapore and Germany, who lost to USA and Korea in the semi-finals, shared the bronze medals.

2015 WWC

12/12/15

Saturday, Dec. 12 - 2015 WWC Team Preliminaries Block 2 and Medal Round

All teams start at 9 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the second block of three games on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles) with the medal round to follow on Saturday at 2 p.m.

2015WWCTeamKorea_small.jpg Competition in the 2015 Women's World Championships commences Saturday with the second block of the Team preliminaries at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. All teams bowl three games on short oil starting at 9. a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST). The top 4 teams with the highest six-game totals advance to the medal round starting at 2 p.m. with the semi-finals. Korea (pictured) bowls Germany, USA bowls Singapore. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medal. Live Streaming in progress.

2015 WWC

12/12/15

Korea closes Team preliminaries with big numbers to capture No. 1 seed for the Medal Round

Joining Korea in the semi-finals are USA, Singapore and Germany; Shayna Ng (SIN), Liz Johnson (USA) and Jeon Eunhee (KOR) take the medals in All-Events

2015WWCTeamKorea2_small.jpg Defending World Champions Jeon Eunhee, Son Hyerin, Kim Jinsun (replaced Hwang Yeonju in the second block), Jung Dawun and Baek Seungja of Korea averaged 224.60 for six games on the Tokyo and Los Angeles lane pattern behind games of 1081, 1098, 1068, 1094, 1183 and 1214 to capture the No. 1 seed the medal round of the five-player team event at the Women's World Championships. Korea bowls Germany in the semifinals and USA takes on Singapore.

2015 WWC

12/11/15

Germany takes the first round lead in the Team event at Women's World Championships

German fivesome average 223.87 for the first block of three games on long oil; second block on short oil and the medal round will follow on Saturday

2015WWCTeamGermany_small.jpgLaura Beuthner, Martina Schütz, Patricia Luoto, Nadine Geissler and Birgit Pöppler of Germany took the first round lead in the five-player team event at Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as the teams from 22 countries have completed the first block on long oil (43 ft. Tokyo) Friday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center. The fivesome posted games 1059, 1197 and 1102 to lead the event at the halfway point with 3358 total and an average of 223.87.

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