World Bowling News Overview

2011 WWC

09/06/11

Denmark's Kjeldsen, Jensen shoot big numbers to earn No. 2 seed for the Doubles finals

Danes meet Singapore in the semis; the second match is an all-Team USA affair

 2011WWCMaiGingeJensenKamillaKjeldsen_small.jpgDanes Kamilla Kjeldsen and Mai Ginge Jensen (r-l) were on a record pace after five game in Squad 3 but missed the No. 1 seed for the Doubles finals at the Women's World Championships due to a 367 final game to land in second place with 2855. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kelly Kulick, United States, remained in the lead with 2901 and will take on their team mates Shannon Pluhowsky and Liz Johnson (2780, 4th) in the semis. Singapore's New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan (2789, 3rd) will meet the Danes.

2011 WWC

09/05/11

Team USA's Dorin-Ballard, Kulick set three records on the way to the Doubles lead

Singapore moves into second; USA and Korea slip to third and fourth place with one squad to go

2011WWCKellyKulickCarolynDorinBallard2_small.jpgCarolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kelly Kulick (pictured left, r-l) , United States broke the championship records for one, three and six games en route to lead the Doubles preliminaries at the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, after two of three squads. The Americans finished with a 556 game and a 1536 for games 4-6 to move atop the leaderboard with 2901 pinfall total and an average of 241.75. Singapore moved into second place, whil Squad 1 leader USA and Korea slipped to third and fourth place.

Malta

09/05/11

Sue Abela, Justin Caruana Scicluna to represent Malta at Bowling World Cup

2011BWCMaltaQSueAbela_small.jpg2011BWCMaltaQJustinScicluna_small.jpgSue Abela and Justin Caruana Scicluna claimed their respective ladies' and men's divisions in the 2011 Tenovar World Cup Qualifier. After this success they will now be representing Malta in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa (Nov. 30 - Dec. 7, 2011). The qualifying event, sponsored by TENOVAR Ltd. was played to a simple but reliable 24-game format over three 8-game sessions.

2011 WWC

09/05/11

Team USA's Pluhowsky, Johnson take the lead in Doubles after the first Squad

Korea, Australia, Denmark round out the top 4 with two more squads to go

2011WWCShannonPluhowskyLizJohnson_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky and Liz Johnson (l-r), United States, took the lead in the Doubles preliminaries of the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, after the first of three squads. Defending Hwang Sun-Ok and her team mate Son Yun-Hee were 105 pins behind in second place with 2675. Aussies Lexi Nicoll and Narelle Baker were third with 2612 with Denmark's Sascha Wedel and Rikke Holm Agerbo in fourth with 2586. The top 4 doubles after the oreliminaries will advance to the finals.

2011 WWC

09/04/11

Jacqueline Sijore starts 2011 Women's World Championships with victory in Singles

19-year-old Malaysian shoots 246, 266 to claim the gold medal

2011WWCTop4Singles_small.jpgJacqueline Sijore of Malaysia became the first world champion of the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, when the 19-year-old rookie defeated 2009 World Champion (Team) Son Yun-Hee, Korea, 266-217, Sunday afternoon at Hong Kong Bowling City. In the semifinals, Sijore, seeded fourth, stunned No. 1 seed, Shayna Ng, Singapore, 246-214, while No. 2 Son survived a strong charge by No. 3 Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 279-268.

2011 WWC

09/04/11

Shayna Ng smashes six-game record to earn the No. 1 seed for the Singles finals

Singaporean fires 1601 series to lead Son Yun-Hee, Jacqueline Sijore and Mai Ginge Jensen into the finals

2011WWCShaynaNg_small.jpg2011WWCMaiGingeJensen_small.jpgShayny Ng (l.) of Singapore fired games of 259, 290, 257, 246, 290 and 259 to set a new championship record for six games with 1601 en route to claim the No. 1 seed for the Singles finals of the 2011 Women's World Championships. Ng overtook previous leader and record-holder, Son Yun-Hee of Korea by 105 pins. Son finished second with 1496. Mai Ginge Jensen (r.) of Denmark was second in Squad 3 and tied Jacqueline Sijore, Malaysia, at 1486 to take the last spots for the finals.

2011 WWC

09/03/11

Sijore, Jensen move into second and third place in Singles at Women's World Championships

Son-Yun Hee holds on to the lead after 2/3 squads; O'Keefe is the cut with 1441 (240.17)

2011WWCJacquelineSijore_small.jpg2011WWCAnjaGingeJensen_small.jpgSquad 1 leader Son-Yun Hee of Korea held on to the lead in Singles after the second squad has finished their six-game preliminaries at the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China. Son, who had a record 1496 series, holds a 10-pin lead over Jacqueline Sijore. The Malaysian (l.) led Squad 2 with 1486 (247.67) and was followed by Dane Anja Ginge Jensen (r.), who moved into third place with 1442. Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe fell to fourth place with 1441.

2011 WWC

09/03/11

Korea's Son Yun-Hee sets two Championship records to take the early lead in Singles

O'Keefe, Ng, Guerrero round out the top 4 after the first of three squads

2011WWCSonYunHee_small.jpg2011WWCShannonOKeefe_small.jpgSon Yun-Hee set two championship records in the first Singles squad of the 2011 Women's World Championships. The Korean  Broke the records for three and six games with 771 and 1496, a 240.33 average. Shannon O'Keefe, United States, was 54 pins behind in second place with 1441. Geraldine Ng of Singapore was third with 1431 just one pin ahead of Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia (1430). Only the top 4 competitors will advance to the finals on Sunday afternoon.

WBT Rankings

09/03/11

Mika Koivuniemi extends lead in World Bowling Tour points race

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard stays atop women's ranking

2011DeajeonMikaKoivuniemi4_small.jpg2011USWOCarolynDorinBallard3_small.jpgWith two events remaining on the World Bowling Tour, Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (l) holds a massive lead in the men's rankings, while the United States' Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (r.) stayed at the top of the women's rankings. Koivuniemi was the only player on either the men's or women's side among the top three in the rankings to compete in the Korean Daejeon International Open, the most recent event on the World Bowling Tour, presented by the World Tenpin Bowling Association.

2011 WWC

09/02/11

Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs declares open the 2011 Women's World Championships

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 1-11, 2011)

2011WWCOpeningCeremoniesVIPs_small.jpgOn Friday evening,, Sept. 2, at 8.00 p.n. local time, Guest of Honor, Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs, declared open the 2011 Women's World Championships during the Opening Ceremonies at 48-lane Hong Kong Bowling City inside EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. Players, coaches and officials from 33 countries were officially welcomed by HKTBC chairman. Vivien Lau, WTBA President Kevin Dornberger, and the Hon. Timothy Fok, IOC member and President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China.

2011 WWC

08/31/11

Live Coverage, Live Streaming of the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 1-11, 2011)

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The fourth Women's World Championships will be held Sept. 1-11 at 48-lane Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China. 169 of the best women bowlers in the world featuring 33 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team event, All Events and Masters. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg In partnership with the World Tenpin Bowling Association and the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, bowling fans around the world will be able to follow the action through Bowlingdigital's Live Coverage and USBC's Live Streaming.

Israel

08/29/11

Shahaf Antin, Ben Fishler to represent Israel at World Cup in South Africa

2011BWCISRQBenFishlerShahafAntin_small.jpgShahaf Antin and Ben Fishler won the women's and men's division of the Israeli World Cup qualifier at Gan Shmuel bowling center and will represent their country at the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fishler, who advanced to the men's finals by just one pin, defeated No. 1 Or Aviram and No. 6 Gal Shemer in the title match, 429-410-388. Antin, seeded third, survived a low-scoring women's final against No. 1 Sarit Mizrahi and No. 6 Hana Duanis, 339-333-302.

Korea (2011 World Bowling Tour #6)

08/26/11

Jeong Seung-Joo comes from behind to win Daejeon International Bowling Tournament

Daejeon World Cup Stadium Bowling Center in Daejeon, Korea (Aug. 8-26, 2011)

2011DeajeonJeongSeungSoo2_small.jpg2011DeajeonKimYoungKwan3_small.jpg In an all-Korean TV Stepladder final, third seeded Jeong Seung-Joo (l.) won three consecutive matches to claim the title in the World Bowling Tour's Daejeon International Bowling Tournament, Friday afternoon in Daejeon, Korea. In the title match, Seung-Joo defeated Korea Professional Bowlers Association member Kim Young-Kwan (r.), 229-188, to earn 50 million Korean Won or approximately USD46,000.

2011 WWC

08/24/11

Team rosters completed for Women's World Championships

169 players and 91 officials from 33 countries to participate in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 1-11, 2011

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee has named that 168 players and 91 officialsfrom 33 countries will participate in the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China, from Sept. 1-11. 27 countries will send a full team of six or five players while six countries cannot compete in all disciplines. The list of players features several gold medalists from the 2009 WWC in Las Vegas spearheaded by two-time gold medalists Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia and Korea's Hwang Sun-Ok. Bowlingdigital will cover the 2011 Women's World Championships live from Hong Kong.

WBT News

08/19/11

World Tenpin Bowling Association to create new event for 2012 World Bowling Tour

WTBA International Open will be presented by Sunset Station and supported by Brunswick

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association will conduct its first owned and operated World Bowling Tour event in 2012 when the WTBA International Open takes place in Henderson, Nev., next year. The WTBA International Open will be held at the 72-lane Sunset Station Strike Zone Bowling Center from Jan. 28 through Feb. 5. The prize fund will exceed $100,000 with at least $20,000 going to the winner. In addition to presenting sponsor Sunset Station, Brunswick has also signed on as a supporting sponsor.

World Bowling Tour News

08/18/11

The Bahamas will host 2012 World Bowling Tour event

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe Bahamas will host a World Tenpin Bowling Association event for the first time in its history when the Bahamas International Bowling Classic 2012 joins the World Bowling Tour next year. The inaugural event is scheduled to be conducted Feb. 27-March 4 at Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace, a new 50-lane bowling center in Nassau. It will mark the first time a World Bowling Tour event will be held in the American Zone outside of the United States.

2011 WWC

08/17/11

Bahamas, Moldova, Puerto Rico withdraw from Women's World Championships

172 players from 33 countries to participate in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 1-11, 2011

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 2011 Women's World Championships has informed that Bahamas, Moldova, and Puerto Rico have decided not to participate in Hong Kong China. The withdrawal brings the number of participating countries and territories to 33. 172 players and 92 officials are registered for the nine-day competition which takes place at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City, a 40-laner located at EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay, from Saturday Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Bowlingdigital will cover the 2011 WWC live from Hong Kong.

2011 BWC

08/14/11

Louw, Van der Berg take LGB SuperBowl in Cape Town, South Africa

Will bowl for the host country in 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2011BWCRSAQFrancoisLouw_small.jpgFrancois Louw Jr. and Marika van der Berg took the men's and women's scratch titles in the LGB SuperBowl in Cape Town, South Africa, last weekend. As winners the duo will represent the host country in the QubicaAMF World Cup at at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7. In the men's division Louw (pictured) averaged 230.50 over 24 games to beat out fellow South African national team member Garreth Hechter for the top spot by 250 pins. On the women's side, Van der Berg had a 134-pin buffer over Petruschka Dekker.

2011 WWC

08/12/11

Organizing committee announces Schedule of Events for Women's World Championships

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee has announced the Schedule of Events for the Women's World Championships to be held in September in Hong Kong, China. The nine-day competition takes place at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City from Saturday Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Due to the lower number of participating countries (36) and players (approx. 185), the schedule was trimmed almost every day by a couple of hours. There will be three Singles and Doubles squads, two squads in Trios and the five-player teams will compete all together.

Brazil

08/08/11

Caio Pizzoli wins XX Copa AMF Brazil in Sao Paulo

Earns his second berth into QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2011BWCBRAQCaioPizzoli_small.jpg Caio Pizzoli (pictured) defeated Renan Zoghaib, 220-206, in the championship match of the XX Copa AMF Brazil Sunday at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil en route to win the title and to earn the right to represent Brazil in the 2011 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. It is Pizzoli's second berth into the BWC after Caracas, Venezuela in 2006. There was no women's division in the Copa AMF Brazil this year. The 47th edition of the Bowling World Cup will be held at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7.

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