World Bowling News Overview

2010 BWC

08/13/10

Over 90 countries to participate in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Toulon, France

2009BWCMichaelSchmidt3_small.jpg2009BWCAnnMareePutney2_small.jpgOver 90 countries have signed up to participate in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which will be held from October 16th to 23rd in Toulon on the French Riviera. Among the bowlers so far nominated will be two former champions: Michael Schmidt (l.) of Canada, who won in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2005, and Ann Maree Putney (r.) from Australia who won in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from Toulon.

WTBA News

08/12/10

Hong Kong to host 2011 Women's World Championships

WTBALogo.jpgOn Thursday Aug. 11 the WTBA Presidium has decided to appoint Hong Kong as host of World Women Championship 2011. According to Vivien Lau, President of the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, The event will be staged at the Hong Kong Bowling City bowling center. Also the FIQ and WTBA Congresses will be held in Hong Kong in conjunction with the 2011 WWC. The preliminary time period for the championship is September 2-12, 2011 and the Congresses the days before that time period.


Upcoming This Week

08/11/10

Live Coverage/Live Streaming from the 2010 Men's World Championships

Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (Aug. 11-22, 2010)

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The 3rd World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships hosted by the German Bowling Federation (DBU) will be staged at Dream-Bowl Palace, a state-of-the-art 52-laner in Unterföhring, a suburb of the city of Munich, Germany. After Egypt's withdrawal, the Championships will feature players from record 68 countries, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and Masters from Aug. 11 through 22, 2010. Bowlingdigital will provide Live Coverage and Live Streaming from the Championships.

2010 MWC

08/06/10

Canada will be one of a record 68 countries at the Men's World Championships

CTFLogo2_small.jpgCanada will be one of a record 68 countries that are registered to compete in the 2010 Men's World Championships. The German Bowling Federation will host the event at the new 52 lane Dream-Bowl Palace in the city of Unterföhring in the outskirts of Munich, Germany from August 12-22, 2010. Canada's representatives earned the right to wear the 'red and white' at the 2009 Canadian National Championships which were held in Burlington, Ontario. All are experienced competitors and have represented Canada at international events.

2010 MWC

08/04/10

U.S. Dream Team ready to take on the world in Germany

2010MWCLogo_small.jpgWhen the Team USA men won four of six gold medals at the 2008 World Men's Championships, it did not come easy against a field of the world's top bowlers. The 2010 edition should prove to be just as challenging. The United States will send its latest version of bowling's Dream Team to compete at the 2010 WTBA World Men's Championships in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany, from Aug. 12-21. Selected to compete are Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour stars Chris Barnes, Wes Malott, Bill O'Neill, Tommy Jones, Rhino Page and Patrick Allen.

2010 WYC

08/01/10

Kim Ju-Young defeated Shin Seung-Hyeon in a great all-Korean final to win in Boys Masters

Kim Yeon-Ju beats Laura Fonnegra in the decider, 268-246, to win Girls Masters title

2010WYCMastersChampionsKimYeonJuKimJuYoung_small.jpgKim Yeon-Ju (r.), Korea, celebrated a great comeback in the title match of the Girls Masters at the 11th World Youth Championships, defeating Laura Fonnegra, Colombia, three-games-to-two, iSunday at Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland. Korea also won the title in Boys Masters as Kim Ju-Young /l.) defeated Shin Seung-Hyeon in a great all-Korean final, 3-1. Korea dominated the medal hunt in Helsinki, winning 6 gold medals, 2 silver and 5 bronze, and was the sole country that medaled in all ten disciplines.

2010 WYC

08/01/10

It's down to four in Girls and Boys Masters at 11th World Youth Championships

3 Korean men and 2 women advance to the semifinals starting Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

2010WYCLogo_small.jpg 3 out of 3 Korean men and 2/4 women advanced to the semifinals in the girls and boys Masters finals at the 11th World Youth Championships. In the boys semis, No. 2 seed Park Jong-Woo meets No. 13 Kim Ju-Young and No. 8 Shin Seung-Hyeon takes on No. 5 Daniels Vezis, Latvia. On the girls side, All Events champ and No. 1 seed Kim Moon-Jeong bowls No. 13 Laura Fonnegra, Colombia, while Singles champ, Kim Yeon-Ju, seeded 7th, squares off with No. 12 Carmen Haandrikman, Netherlands.


2010 MWC

07/31/10

Kegel to sponsor Men's World Championships live video streaming on Bowlingdigital.com

Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany (Aug. 11-22, 2010)

2010MWCKegelLogo_small.jpgKegel Company and Bowlingdgital.com have come to an agreement on Live Coverage of the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships. The third Men's World Championships will be staged from Aug. 11-22 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany. The state-of-the-art 52-laner is the biggest bowling center in Europe. The championships will feature almost 400 players from record 69 countries competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters,

2010 WYC

07/31/10

Korea sweeps gold medals in Girls and Boys Team event at World Youth Championships

Korean girls break the leaders curse to claim the title from top seed

2010WYCTeamKorea_small.jpgThe Korean girls (pictured left with the boys) broke the leaders curse as they became the first No. 1 seed who has won a match in the playoffs of the World Youth Championships. Korea defeated No. 4 England in the semifinals of the Team event, 816-756, to advance to the title match against No. 2 Singapore (860-769 winner over Malaysia). The 4th seeded U.S. boys flew past No. 1 Estonia, 942-786, to set up a title match against the Kboys from Korea, who topped No. 3 Australia, 812-755.

2010 WYC

07/31/10

Estonia, Korea, Australia, USA qualify for Boys Team finals on Saturday

Estonian boys power their way into the lead to earn the No. 1 seed

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The boys from Estonia (pictured) jumped from 6th to 1st place to earn the No. 1 seed for the Boys Team finals at the World Youth Championships. The Estonians led the field of 33 teams with 5008 (208.67) with Korea second (4962) and Australia third (4952). Overnight leader United States slipped to fourth place with 4932. Andrew Koff, USA, won the gold medal in All Events with 4036 18-game total with Park Jong-Woo, Korea, second (3994) and Samu Valaranta, Finland, third (3965).

2010 WYC

07/30/10

Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, England to bowl for Girls Team title at World Youth Championships

Moon-Jeong, White, Zavjalova win gold, silver and bronze in All Events

2010WYCGirlsTeamKOR_small.jpgKorea (pictured) earned the No. 1 seed for the playoffs in the Girls Team event at the World Youth Championships in Finland. The Koreans will face No. 4 England in the semifinals, while No. 2 Singapore takes on No. 3 Malaysia. Live video streaming starts Saturday at 8 a.m. CET (2 a.m. EDT). Kim Moon-Jeong, Korea, captured the gold medal in All Events with 3922 18-game total (217.89). Hayley White, England, took silver and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, got bronze.

2010 WYC

07/30/10

U.S. Boys lead the 33 Teams into day two on long oil at World Youth Championships

Top 8 teams separated by merely 90 pins

2010WYCBoysTeamUSA_small.jpg Jacob Peters, Devin Bidwell, Craig Hanson and Andrew Koff from the United States led Squad 2 with 2530 pinfall total, an average of 210.83, to overtake the lead in the Boys Team event at the 11th World Youth Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The U.S. Boys had games of 886, 862 and 782 to overtake Squad 1 leader Korea by 13 pins. France is third with 2473 with Autralia in fourth at 2471. The preliminaries will conclude Friday with the second block on long oil. The top 4 advance to the playoffs.

2010 WYC

07/29/10

Malaysian girls take the lead in the Team event after three games on short oil

Singapore, USA and Korea are close behind

2010WYCGirlsTeamMAS_small.jpgFatin Syazliana, Sin Li Jane, Jaqueline Sijore and Siti Safiyah (pictured l-r) from Malaysia lead the field of 22 four-player teams at the Girls Team event has reached its halfway point at the 11th World Youth Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The foursome had games of 825, 782 and 861 to finish the 3-game block on short oil atop the leaderboard with 2468 pinfall total and an average of 205.67. The teams from Singapore, USA and Korea are between 3 and 20 pins behind in second through fourth place.


2010 WYC

07/29/10

Junior Team USA sweeps Gold and Silver in Boys Doubles

Leade'rs curse still intact; No. 1 seed Korea and Malaysia share the bronze

2010WYCBoysDoublesUSA_small.jpgCraig Hanson & Andrew Koff and Devin Bidwell & Jacob Peters swept the gold and silver medals in Boys Singles in the World Youth Championships. In the title match Koff doubled in the 10th frame to give the No. 4 seeded team a com-from-behind victory, 428-426. The leader's curse is still intact as tournament leaders Kim Ju-Young and Shin Seung-Hyeon, Korea, lost in the semifinal to share the bronze medal with third seeded Malaysians Aris Ardilla Santosoh and Syimir Abdul Razak.

WTBA News

07/28/10

Worldwide interest in World Bowling Championships demonstrates universality

15 potential hosts have expressed interest in organizing the 2013 event

WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has announced that the bidding process for the WTBA World Championships in 2013 has so far attracted interest from more than 15 potential hosts from across the five continents. With almost two months to go before the October first bid submission deadline, the number and geographical diversity of potential hosts that have expressed interest in organizing the event has been impressive and reflects the universality of the sport.

2010 WYC

07/27/10

Colombia's Fonnegra & Rodriguez win gold in high-scoring Girls Doubles final

Singapore's Tan & Fen have to settle for silver after 481-473 defeat

2010WYCLauraFonnegraMariaJoseRodriguez_small.jpgLaura Fonnegra and Maria Jose Rodriguez (l-r) from Colombia won the gold medal in Girls Doubles at the 11th World Youth Championships in Helsinki, Finland, defeating equally tough Singaporeans Daphne Tan and New Hui Fen on long oil, 481-473. So far, each of the three zones of the World Tenpin Bowling Association, Asia, Europe and America, have won one gold medal. With three of the six playoffs (Boys and Girls Singles, Doubles and Team event) in the books, the leader's curse is still intact.

2010 WYC

07/27/10

England's Adam Cairns comes from behind to win Boys Singles title at World Youth Championships

Malaysia's Syimir Abdul Razak shoots the first 300 game of the Championships

2010WYCBoysSinglesTop4_small.jpgAdam Cairns, England, won the first gold medal in the Boys division at the 11th World Youth Championships in Finland when he defeated Sam Cooley, Australia, 210-139, to claim the title in Boys Singles. In the championship match, Cairns raced out to an early lead and never looked back. Cooley received the silver medal while tournament leader Park Jong-Woo, Korea, and Francois Lavoie, Canada, shared the bronze medal.

2010 WYC

07/26/10

Korea's Kim Yeon-Ju takes first gold medal of the 11th World Youth Championships

Defeats Junior Team USA's Brittni Hamilton to win Girls Singles

2010WYCGirlsSinglesTop4_small.jpgKim Yeon-Ju1, Korea, defeated Brittni Hamilton, United States, in the championship match of Girls Singles, 192-155, to win the first gold medal of the 11th World Youth Championships. In the semifinals Hamilton, eliminated top seeded Carmen Haandrikman, Netherlands, 60-40 in rolloff after a 188-188 tie, while Kim, topped Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 214-204. Hamilton, who has won USBC Junior Gold Championships last week, earned the silver medal. Haandrikman and Zavjalova shared the bronze.

2010 WYC

07/25/10

World Youth Championships officially underway in Helsinki

Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland (July 23-Aug. 2, 2010)

2010WYCLogo_small.jpg 2010WYCOpeningCeremonies_small.jpgThe 11th World Youth Championships were officially ushered in Saturday with the opening ceremonies at Tali Bowl (right). A field of 46 countries, made up of 146 boys and 107 girls, were welcomed by the Finnish Bowling Federation on the eve of the competition. The tournament begins Sunday with girls singles. Medals will be awarded in Singles, Doubles, Team, All Events and Masters match-play.

Starting Today

07/23/10

257 players from 47 WTBA member federations to participate in 11th World Youth Championships

Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland (July 23-Aug. 2, 2010)

2010WYCLogo_small.jpg The 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships, hosted by the Finnish Bowling Federation, will be held from July 23rd through Aug. 2nd, 2010 at 36-lane Tali Bowl in Helsinki. So far 257 players from 47 WTBA member federations who must not have reached the age of 21 years on January 1, 2010. will compete in Singles, Doubles, 4-player Team event, All Events and Masters in the 8-day competition starting on July 25th. The World Youth Championships are contested every other year. 

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