World Bowling News Overview

2012 WYC

06/21/12

Junior Team USA heads to Thailand for World Youth Championships

2012WYCTeamUSA_small.jpgEight members of Junior Team USA will compete in the 2012 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships starting Sunday, taking on a talented field of youth bowlers from record 50 countries from around the world. The 12th World Youth Championships will take place through July 3 at the Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Medals will be up for grabs in five events - Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters match play.

2012 WYC

06/21/12

Canadian boys and girls to compete at 12th World Youth Championships

Record 50 countries to bowl for medals at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand (June 22 - July 3, 2012)

2012WYCTeamCanada_small.jpgCanada will be one of a record 50 countries competing at the 12th World Youth Championships taking place in Thailand. The championships for youth who have not reached their 21st birthday on January 1, 2012 will be held June 22 - July 3 in Bangkok, Thailand at the Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center. Canada's team earned the right to wear the 'red and white' at the 2011 National Championships held at Laurentian Lanes in the Greater Montreal, Quebec area.

France

05/21/12

48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup berths for Wendy Bartaire, Thierry Sacco

2012BWCQFranceWendyBartaireThierrySacco_small.jpg Wendy Bartaire and Thierry Sacco won the French World Cup Qualifying Tournament Sunday in La Rochelle to earn berths into the 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. In the women's title match, Bartaire swept Isabelle Derynck, two-games-to-none, in the best-of-three games format to claim her first berth into the BWC. Sacco will represent his country for the fourth time after 2005 (Slovenia), 2006 (Venezuela) and 2009 (Malaysia) thanks to a 2-1 victory over Jonathan Lefevre.

Israel

05/20/12

Aviram, Volpert, Mizrachi, Antin to bowl for Israel in inaugural World Singles Championships

2012WSCIsraeliQualifiers_small.jpgOr Aviram and Nati Volpert in the men's division and Sarit Mizrachi and Shahaf Antin in the women's division will represent Israel in the inaugural World Singles Championships Sept. 18-26, 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus. 19 men and just three women participated in the qualifying tournament Beginning in 2012 the World Singles Championships will be held every four years. The new event gives WTBA a world championship event every year, filling a void created under the previous calendar.

Kazakhstan

05/15/12

Grishinenko, Sazonov take the women's and men's title in 2012 Kazakhstan Cup

Winners will represent Kazakhstan in the 2012 Bowling World Cup

2012KAZCupYelenaGrishinenko_small.jpg2012KAZCupYuriySazonov_small.jpgYelena Grishinenko (l.) and Yuriy Sazonov (r.) captured the titles in the 14th Kazakhstan Cup which was held May 12-13 at Bowling Club Olimp in Almaty. The winners will represent Kazakhstan in the 2012 Bowling World Cup in Poland. Sazonov led the men's division with 4148 pinfall total including 135 bonus pins to earn his first career BWC berth. Grishinenko dominated the women's field and finished 442 pins ahead of her nearest competitor.

2012 WYC

05/10/12

Junior Team USA selected for World Youth Championships

2012JTUSAAndrewKoff_small.jpgAndrew Koff (pictured) of Miami, the defending all-events champion, heads the list of eight Junior Team USA members selected to compete in the 2012 WTBA World Youth Championships this summer. The World Youth Championships will take place June 22 through July 3 at the Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants will compete for medals in five events - Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters match play. The selections were determined after a training camp last week at the ITRC.

2012 World Bowling Tour #8

04/25/12

Diandra Asbaty wins first major title at 2012 USBC Queens

2002USBCQDiandraAsbaty2_small.jpg The last time Diandra Asbaty of Chicago reached the championship match of the USBC Queens, she bowled a match to forget. On Tuesday night, she bowled a match she will never forget. Asbaty defeated USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, 244-227, to win her first career major title at the 2012 USBC Queens presented by Storm. Asbaty needed a strike and seven pins in the final frame and threw three perfect strikes to lock up the win at the International Training and Research Center.

Poland

04/20/12

Wroclaw, Poland to host 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Competition takes place at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center Nov. 24 - Dec. 2, 2012

2011QubicaAMFLogo_small.jpgAnne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF BWC manager, has announced today that the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 24th to December second, 2012, at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The bowling center is part of a larger complex within Fitness Academy group and is located in the Sky Tower. It has 24 brand new lanes with the latest scoring equipment from QubicaAMF.

2012 WYC

04/19/12

282 players from 46 federations to participate in 12th World Youth Championships

Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand (June 22 - July 3, 2012)

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The Thai Tenpin Bowling Association, host of the 2012 World Youth Championships has released Bulletin No. 3. Forty-six WTBA member federations will be represented by 282 players, 178 boys and 104 girls, and 95 officials at the championships, which will be held at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22-July 3. Each team consists of maximum four girls and four boys, who must be born between Jan. 1st, 1991 and Dec. 31st, 1998.

Australia

04/13/12

Coupland, Putney qualify for 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Australia's reps decided at Australian Open and Vic 150

2012BWCAUSQBenCouplandAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Melbourne's AMF Keon Park bowling center hosted a hectic schedule of bowling action over Easter as top bowlers from around the country battled for the coveted berths as Australia's representatives at the 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Ben Coupland from Melbourne's Brighton East won the Australian Open, while former World Cup Ann-Maree Putney from Newcastle took the title in the Vic 150 event to qualify for the 48th BWC (dates and venue tbd).

04/02/12

Eurosport 2 to air Brunswick Euro Challege stepladder finals Thursday, May 3, at 22:00 hrs CET

Review the archived videos of the 2012 BEC and WTBA International Open

Bowlingdigital.com has provided live streaming of the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge which was held March 16-25 at Plaza Saint Maximin in suburban Paris, France. Live streaming started with the stepladder finals of the WTBA International Open featuring Liz Johnson, Chris Barnes and Walter Ray Williams Jr. and closed with the stepladder finals of the BEC including Joonas Jehkinen, Mika Koivuniemi and Mike Fagan. Eurosport have confirmed that the Brunswick Euro Challenge program will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 on May 3 at 22:00 hrs CET.


2012 World Bowling Tour

03/27/12

Dorin-Ballard back on top for women's World Bowling Tour rankings

Koivuniemi still leads men after seven events of the 2012 WBT season

2012EBT04CarolynDorinBallard3_small.jpg2012EBT04MikaKoivuniemi2_small.jpgAmerican Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) surged back to the top of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour rankings after earning the maximum ranking points at the Brunswick Euro Challenge, which concluded Sunday. Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (r.) continues to lead the men's rankings. The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is a women's only event. The USBC Queens will take place April 19-24 in Euless, Texas.

2012 EBT #4 / 2012 WBT #7

03/26/12

Mike Fagan beats Finns Koivuniemi, Jehkinen to win the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Captures his fourth PBA title and the 15.000 Euro top prize

2012EBT04Top3_small.jpg2012 USBC Masters champion and U.S. Open runner-up Mike Fagan, United States, captured his fourth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth career PBA title when he defeated Joonas Jehkinen of Finland, 279-193, to win the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge in suburban Paris, France. Jehkinen, who earned the No. 1 seed for the three-player stepladder finals by leading the match play round of 8, had to sit and wait for the winner of the opening match between third-seeded Fagan and the "big Finn", reigning PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi.


2012 World Bowling Tour #3

03/22/12

Chris Barnes wins the title and $20,000 in WTBA International Open

2012WTBAOpenChampionChrisBarnes_small.jpgThe WTBA International Open, which started on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, concluded Wednesday afternoon with a stepladder final of the top three players at Plaza Bowl in St. Maximin near Paris, France. Chris Barnes (pictured), seeded second, defeated No. 3 Walter Ray Williams Jr. and top-seeded Liz Johnson to capture the title and the $20,000 top prize. Johnson received $10,000 for second and Williams pocketed $8,000.

2012 World Bowling Tour #3

03/21/12

Coming Wednesday - Live Streaming of the WTBA International Open stepladder finals

The stepladder finals of the World Bowling Tour's WTBA International Open will be held in conjunction with the Brunswick Euro Challenge on Wednesday, March 21st at Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. U.S. professionals Liz Johnson, Chris Barnes and Walter Ray Williams Jr. will bowl for the title and the $20,000 top prize. Live streaming starts at 3.30 p.m. Central European Time (10.30 a.m. EST; 10.30 p.m. Hong Kong time).

2012 World Bowling Tour #6

03/20/12

Osku Palermaa wins first PBA Tour international title in 9th Kuwait Open

Finnish two-hander shoots four big scores to capture his third career PBA title; Jazreel Tan, Singapore claims women's title; Abdulrahman Suwayed wins Kuwaiti youth final

2012KOOskuPalermaa2_small.jpgTwo-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) averaged 263.75 in the stepladder finals of the 9th Kuwait International Open en route to win the first PBA Tour international title and the $25,000 top prize Monday evening at Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait. In the title match, Palermaa had to defeat top seeded Tom Smallwood, United States, twice to win the title. Palermaa won the first game, 276-232, and sealed the victory with 268-226 in game two.

2012 World Bowling Tour #3

03/01/12

Live Streaming schedule is out for the stepladder finals of the WTBA International Open

Johnson, Barnes, Williams Jr. to bowl for the title on Wednesday, March 21st at 3.30 p.m. CET in conjunction with the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Paris

2012WTBAOpenFinalists_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association and Valcke Bowling have agreed that the stepladder finals of the WTBA International Open will be held March 21st at Plaza St. Maximin in France. Liz Johnson, Chris Barnes and Walter Ray Williams Jr. will bowl for the title and the $20,000 top prize. Bowlingdigital.com will provide live streaming of the stepladder finals starting Wednesday, March 21st at 3.30 p.m. CET (10.30 a.m. EST; 10.30 p.m. Hong Kong time).

2012 World Bowling Tour

02/29/12

Kulick, Koivuniemi lead World Bowling Tour rankings after five events

2011AUSMMikeKoivuniemi_small.jpg201112PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgA big shift in the women's rankings and a shrinking lead for Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (l.) highlight the WTBA World Bowling Tour rankings after the recently concluded 69th U.S. Open. A tightly packed field at the top of the women's rankings finds Kelly Kulick (r.) of the United States now in the lead with 207 points. Koivuniemi still leads the men's rankings with 312 points, but Mike Fagan of the United States is close behind.

2011-12 PBA Tour #12 / 2012 WBT #5

02/27/12

Pete Weber wins record fifth U.S. Open to surpass father, Don Carter

36-time PBA Tour champion calls this one “his greatest title ever”

201112PBA12PeteWeber3_small.jpgPete Weber (pictured) of St. Ann, Mo., became the most successful bowler in U.S Open history Sunday, winning the most challenging major title in bowling for a record fifth time at Brunswick Zone-Carolier with a strike on his final ball in the 10th frame to nip top qualifier Mike Fagan of Dallas, 215-214. In winning the title, Weber broke a tie with his late father, PBA legend Dick Weber, and the late Don Carter, who each won the forerunner to the U.S. Open - the BPAA All Star - four times.

2012 World Bowling Tour

02/16/12

Koivuniemi, Dorin-Ballard on top of World Bowling Tour Rankings

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201112PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgAfter the first four events of the 2012 season, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) of the United States and Mika Koivuniemi (r.) of Finland lead the WTBA World Bowling Tour rankings. Dorin-Ballard leads a trio of American women at the top of the rankings with 186 points, while Koivuniemi leads the men's rankings with 308 points. The next event on the schedule is the U.S. Open in North Brunswick, N.J., from Feb. 20-26.

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