World Bowling News Overview

Brazil

07/30/15

Igor Pizzoli wins Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for Men

2015BWCQBrazilIgorPizzoli_small.jpg Igor Pizzoli (pictured) won the 24th QubicaAMF Brazil Cup on Sunday, July 26th, at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, which serves as Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for men. The 35-year-old will represent Brazil in 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held Nov. 13-20, 2015 at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In the two-game championship match, Squad A leader Pizzoli posted games of 217 and 239 to fly past B Squad leader Rafael Silva, 456-263, to earn his ticket to Las Vegas.

Breaking News

07/24/15

Tokyo 2020 OC Chairman says Bowling could be the No. 1 sport to be proposed for inclusion

20150724Tokyo2020OCChairmanMrMori_small.jpg As reported on June 22nd, Tenpin Bowling" and seven other sports have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. IBMA Hall of Famer Hero Noda has informed Bowlingdigital.com that the chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, Mr. Mori, mentioned to Japanese Media that Bowling could be in first position to be proposed to the IOC for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). Mr. Mori added that Bowling is a popular and enjoyable sport for both people with and without disabilities.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

07/17/15

Dom Barrett begins pulling away in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bowling World Open champion Osku Palermaa leaps two spots into fourth place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 20 tournaments including eight major events (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 some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

07/17/15

Kelly Kulick widens her lead to 110 points after 13 of 20 events

Bowling World Open winner Joey Yeo jumps from 53rd to 17th place

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually started in late 2014, currently features 20 tournaments including eight major events (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 some events from 2013 and all events from 2014 and 2015. The top 3 men and top 3 women will qualify for the World Bowling Tour finals in the beginning of 2016.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

Netherlands

07/14/15

Bianca Wiekeraad, Patrick Meka book tickets to Las Vegas with victory in Dutch Bowling Tour

2015BWCQNetherlandsPatrickMekaBiancaWiekeraad_small.jpgBianca Wiekeraad and Patrick Meka (pictured with medals and tickets) won the 2015 Dutch Bowling Tour, which also serves as Dutch World Cup qualifier, to book their tickets to Las Vegas to represent the Netherlands at the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in November. In the women's title match in best-of-three games format, 25-year-old Wiekeraad defated Cheska Tomas, 2-1. Meka, 24, swept top-seeded Michell Stinissen, 2-0, to capture the men's title.

Israel

07/13/15

Yifat Tal, Oron Cohen will repeat at 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Tal and Cohen win the 26th Israeli Bowling World Cup Qualifier to represent their country in Las Vegas

2015BWCQIsraelYifatTalOronCohen_small.jpgYifat Tal of Petach-Tikva club and Oron Cohen of Haifa club (l-r) won the women's and men's division of the 26th Israeli national qualifying tournament at 20-lane Hutzot bowling center in Haifa and will represent their country at the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 13-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.In the women's title match, Tal defeated Shir Azulay, Holon, 3-1. Cohen topped 2013 World Cup winner Or Aviram, 3-2, to defend the men's title. 

2015 World Bowling Tour

07/12/15

World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour, which actually got underway in November 2014, currently consists of 20 tournaments in the Middle East (8), United States (7), Asia (3) and Europe (2) including eight "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. 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.

2015 WSrC

07/06/15

WTBA and Sam's Town release Bulletin No. 2 for 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015

194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered so far; entry deadline now has been extended until August 10; last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23

2015BWCSamsTownatNight_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association and host Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2nd World Seniors Championships 2015 Aug. 23-30, 2015 in Las Vegas. As of the release day, 194 bowlers, 110 men and 84 women, from 30 countries have registered for the event. WTBA has extended the entry deadline until August 10. However, the last day to make a hotel reservation and receive the group room rate is July 23.

World Bowling News

06/23/15

Bowling is on the shortlist of additional events for the XXXII Olympiad

Eight IOC-recognized International Federations have been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; vote for bowling in 2020 Olympics in The Wall Street Journal-Asia online poll

2020TokyoOlympicsLogo_small.jpg The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee today has announced that Tenpin Bowling has been placed on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion on the Sports Program at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020 has shortlisted eight IOC-recognized International Federations (IFs) proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). World Bowling, Tenpin Bowling's world governing body, will now be admitted to the second phase of the application process.

World Bowling News

06/14/15

Bowling among 26 sports applying for inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Organizers for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo release a list of 26 sports, including tenpin bowling, that have applied to be on the Olympic program

2020TokyoOlympicsLogo_small.jpg The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have released a list of 26 sports, including Tenpin Bowling, that have applied for inclusion in the games. All 26 federations are IOC recognized. Since the adoption of IOC's "Olympic Agenda 2020" reforms approved in December, Tokyo, as the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics, can propose the addition of one or more sports to the program of their own accord. Each international federation had until June 8 to submit applications to be considered.

World Bowling News

06/08/15

World Bowling hands in Tokyo 2020 application with support from one million Japanese fans

2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg This morning World Bowling submitted its application to be considered by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) as an additional event for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Bowling is one of 33 sports invited by the organizing committee to submit an application. Alongside the document, the Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) has collected nearly 1,000,000 signatures to show the level of national support for the Bowling's inclusion in their capital city's Games.

World Bowling Tour News

05/26/15

Registration for Bowling World Open is underway

World Bowling Tour "major" event will be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan; 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar at stake with 10 million Yen ($83.145) going to the men's and to the women's champion

2015WBOLogo4_small.jpgRegistration for the preliminaries of the inaugural Bowling World Open is underway. The BWO, the 13th event of the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments, will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. It is the richest event on the 2015 WBT schedule featuring a total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $83.145) each going to the men's and women's champion.

IBMA News

05/23/15

Bowlingdigital's Herbert Bickel selected for 2015 IBMA Luby Hall of Fame Award

BowlingdigitalEditorHerbertBickel_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com editor Herbert Bickel (pictured), one of the pioneers of online real-time coverage of bowling tournaments and news, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Luby Hall of Fame Award by the International Bowling Media Association. The award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to print, broadcast, telecast or photographic coverage of bowling over an extended period of years. The award will be presented June 24 at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

2015 BWC

04/24/15

Las Vegas to host the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Nov. 13-20, 2015)

2015BWCLogo_small.jpgAfter a 16-year absence, the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup returns to the United States in style, surrounded by the flash, glitter and appeal of one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The 56-lane center inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas will host QubicaAMF's classic event for the second time in the tournament's 51-year history. The 51st edition of the prestigious tournament will take place from November 13-20, 2015.

2015 WSrC

04/09/15

Star-studded U.S. squad selected for World Seniors Championships

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Eight of the best senior bowlers in the country, four men and four women, will represent the United States at the 2nd World Seniors Championships which will be held at Sam's Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas from Aug. 23-30, 2015. On the men's side, the United States will be represented by Lennie Boresch, Bob Learn Jr., Johnny Petraglia and Ron Mohr. The women's squad will be made up of Tish Johnson, Lucy Sandelin, Paula Vidad and Robin Romeo.

2015 WWC

04/07/15

Bulletin No. 1 is out for 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 5-14, 2015)

2011WTBALogo_small.jpg2015EmiratesBFLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have released Bulletin No. 1 for the 2015 World Championships for women which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

2015 WBT News

03/31/15

World Bowling Tour welcomes Tokyo to its list of major events in 2015

Bowling World Open, a "major" on the WBT, will be held July 9-12; offers 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000) top prize

WBTLogo_small.jpg The World Bowling Tour has announced today it has added the Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan, to its list of "major" events for 2015. Utilizing an existing world class bowling venue and an adapted built-in lane construction to one of Tokyo's convention centers, the event is set to impress with a generous prize pool and a tournament schedule showcasing men and women athletes from around the world. Set to take place July 9-12, the international event amplifies the already sensational list of tour locations for 2015.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

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