World Bowling News Overview

Hong Kong


2011 WWC creates biggest promotion and publicity activities in the history of the sport

Host HKTBC spends HK$1 million to create awareness in the Hong Kong community and overseas

2011WWCTramAd2_small.jpg2011WWCLED)CausewayBay2_small.jpgIn conjunction with the Women's World Championships, which were held in Hong Kong, China Sept. 1-11, 2011, host Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress has organized a series of promotional activities to create awareness of the event as the HK Government has given the event the "M" mark branding. "All in all we spent HK$1 million on these activities," HKTBC chairman Vivien Lau stated.

South Africa


LGB Northcliff Bowl rebuilding nears completion

2011BWCNorthcliffBowlRenovation2_small.jpgTony Sham, editor-in-chief of the South African Tenpin Bowling Newsletter, informs that the rebuilding of LGB Northcliff Bowl in Johannesburg, South Africa, is nearing completion. The bowling center will host the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7, 2011. Many bowlers in South Africa including Sham started their bowling careers at the Northcliff Bowl and he got a huge dose of nostalgia when he walked into the Northcliff Center and down the stairs to the bowling center.

2011 WWC


Giant, boisterous victory banquet concludes well-organized 2011 WWC with style

2011WWCLogo_small.jpg The fourth WTBA Women's World Championships was held from Sept. 1-11 in Hong Kong, China, and concluded with a giant and boisterous victory banquet at EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay. The 2011 WWC superbly hosted and organized by the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, featured 171 of the best women bowlers in the world representing 33 countries and territories. HKTBC Chairman and ABF Honorary Life President, Vivien Lau, organized the mega event with her staff and numerous volunteers in little more than a year after the WTBA presidium had to withdraw the award of the 2011 WWC to Malaysia in May 2010.

FIQ News


FIQ Congress votes to approve major reorganization

WTBA President Kevin Dornberger elected as FIQ president; WNBA president Ludwig Kocsis becomes the new FIQ Vice president

2011WTBAFIQPresidentKevinDornberger_small.jpgThe Federation Internationale des Quilleurs Congress approved a major reorganization Tuesday, paving the way for the World Tenpin Bowling Association and World Ninepin Bowling Association to have complete control over every aspect of their respective sports. The reorganization streamlines the governance of international bowling by FIQ, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sport's world governing body. WTBA President Kevin Dornberger (pictured) was elected as the new president of FIQ for a four-year term.



WTBA Congress re-elects Kevin Dornberger president

Newly created WTBA World Singles Championships to be held in Cyprus in 2012


Kevin Dornberger of the United States was re-elected president of the World Tenpin Bowling Association Monday for a second four-year term by the WTBA Congress. The election was one of several major announcements and decisions made by representatives of 90 bowling federations in Hong Kong, China. In addition to the presidential election, it was announced that Brunswick would offer $50,000 in matching funds to the WTBA for worldwide youth development. The first WTBA World Singles Championships will be held in Cyprus in 2012.

2011 WWC


Shannon Pluhowsky shoots 300, 299 to claim the Masters gold medal in Hong Kong

Wins an unprecedented fourth gold medal to ends the 2011 Women's World Championships

2011WWCMastersTop4_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky, United States, won her fourth gold medal in the 2011 Women's World Championships when she defeated Daphne Tan (r.), Singapore, in best-of-three games format, three-games-to-one, to wrap up the championships in Hong Kong, China, with victory in Masters match play. Pluhowsky rolled the sixth 300 game of the championships in game #1 and added another 299 in game #3 on her way to the title. Tan received the silver medal while Denmark's Mai Ginge Jensen and Nadine GeiĂźler of Germany shared the bronze medal.

2011 WWC


United States finally wins the coveted Team gold at Women's World Championships

Team USA ends 24-year Team title draught with 1210-1140 victory over Singapore


In a match between two women's bowling powerhouses, the United States (pictured) defeated Singapore, 1210-1140, to win its first gold medal in the five-player team event at a World Championship since 24 years. It was the third consecutive gold medal for Team USA in this championship after winning the titles in Doubles and Trios. Singapore took the silver medal while Germany and Colombia shared the bronze medal.

2011 WWC


Germany shoots 1219 to claim the No. 1 seed for the Team finals

Singapore, Colombia and USA also advance; defending champion Korea misses the cut in fifth; Dane Mai Ginge Jensen wins gold in All Events followed by Caroline Lagrange (CAN) and Shannon Pluhowsky (USA)


In the most exciting showdown ever in the history of the Women's World Championships, the decision who made it to the finals in the five-player ream event went down to the very last frame. Germany had already secured the No. 1 seed with a huge 1219 game. Singapore rolled 1184 to earn the No. 2 seed. The United States topped Korea, 1138 to 1092, to beat out the defending champion by 21 pins. Finishing last, Colombia's Rocio Restrepo and Clara Juliana Guerrero struck out in the tenth frame to overtake the Americans by two pins and to claim the No. 3 seed. Team USA took the No. 4 seed and Korea was eliminated. Mai Ginge Jensen of Denmark took gold in All Events with Caroline Lagrange, Canada, in second and Shannon Pluhowsky, USA, third.

2011 WWC


Denmark takes the lead in the five-player Team event after the first block

Singapore, Korea , Germany round out the top four; Team USA in sixth place

2011WWCDenmark_small.jpgDenmark (pictured) closed out their series with another 1140 series to set the pace after the first day of the five-player Team event at the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong with 3419 total and an average of 227.93. Kamilla Kjeldsen led the team 802 (267.33) and Britt Brøndsted had the fourth perfecto of the championships. Singapore was 42 pins behind in second place with 3377 followed by defending champion Korea with 3372 and Germany in fourth place with 3368. Team USA finished the day in sixth place with 3338.

2011 WWC


Team USA wins Trios title for second gold medal of the Women's World Championships

Japan takes the silver medal; Korea and USA share the bronze medal

2011WWCTriosGoldUSA_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky, Stefanie Nation and Shannon O'Keefe (l-r) earned the second gold medal for the United States at the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong, China when they defeated Haruka Matsuda, Kanako Ishimine and Natsuki Sasaki, 631-605, in the gold medal match of the Trios event Thursday at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City. For the third consecutive event, the No. 4 seed emerged victorious. Japan earned the silver medal, while Korea and the United States shared the bronze.

2011 WWC


Japan secures No. 2 seed for Trios finals at Women's World Championships

Korea leads the preliminaries; the two U.S. trios take the No. 3 and 4 seed

Haruka Matsuda, Kanako Ishimine and Natsuki Sasaki of Japan led Squad 1 with 4148 pinfall total and an average of 230.44 to finish second in the preliminaries. Hwang Sun-Ok, Jeon Eun-Hee and Son Yun-Hee of Korea, who posted a record 4232 series (235.11) in Squad 2 earlier today, earned the No. 1 seed. Paced three and four in the finals went to both trios of the United States, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick (3rd) and Shannon Pluhowsky, Stefanie Nation and Shannon O'Keefe (4th).

2011 WWC


Korea on top in Trios preliminaries after record six-game series in Squad 2

USA second, Colombia third and Singapore fourth with Squad 1 still to bowl

2011WWCTriosKOR2a_small.jpgStarting the day in second place, Squad 2 leader Korea featuring Hwang Sun-Ok, Jeon Eun-Hee and Son Yun-Hee (pictured) rolled games of 697, 711 and 725, a 2133 three game-series, to set the pace in the Trios event at the WWC in Hong Kong with record 4232 total and an average of 236.11. Team USA was second with with 4140, Colombia was third with 4012 and Singapore fourth 3988. All other teams of Squad 2 are out of contention for the medals. Squad 1 will complete the preliminaries Thursday afternoon, 



Bergès, Manico cruise to victory in Swiss World Cup Qualifier

Represent their country in South Africa for the second time since 2004

2011BWCSwissQBigiManicoMathieuBerges_small.jpgMathieu Bergès and Bigi Manico (pictured left) won the men's and women's division of the Swiss World Cup Qualifier at Bowling Beseco in Rümikon-Winterthur last weekend and will represent Switzerland at the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup later this year. The last time Bergès and Manico have bowled together on a World Cup was 2004 in Singapore. The 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will take place at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Nov. 30 - Dec. 7, 2011.

2011 WWC


Squad 2 leader Korea moves into second place in Trios after the first block

Squad 1 Japan leads field of 53 Trios into the second day

2011WWCTriosKOR2_small.jpgHwang Sun-Ok, Jeon Eun-Hee and Son Yun-Hee of Korea (pictured) posted games of 739, 642 and 718 to lead the final squad of the Trios event at the Women's World Championships with 2099 total and an average of 233.22. The Koreans moved into second place in the overall standings after the first block of three games on medium oil. Squad 1 leader Japan held onto the lead with record 2109 pinfall total or an average of 234.33.All 53 trios will return Thursday for the final block on long oil before the cut to the top 4 trios.

2011 WWC


Japan sets new record for three games to take early lead in Trios event Canada's

Caroline Lagrange rolls second 300 game of the 2011 Women's World Championships


Japan's Natsuki Sasaki, Haruka Matsuda and Kanako Ishimine (l.) rolled games of 719, 677 and 713 en route to lead Squad 1 in the Trios event at the Women's World Championships after the first block on medium oil with record 2109 pinfall total or an average of 234.33. Denmark was second with 2065 followed by Team USA with 2025 and Germany with 1978. Canada's Caroline Lagrange (r.) rolled the second 300 game of the championships.

2011 WWC


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


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.



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


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


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.

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