World Bowling News Overview

2010 MWC

08/20/10

Two-time defending team champion United States on course for more gold medals

Leads Finland, Norway and Belgium after the first squad of the team preliminaries

2010MWCTeamUSA_small.jpg2010MWCTeamFIN_small.jpgTeam USA's Patrick Allen, Chris Barnes, Wes Malott, Bill O'Neill and Tommy Jones (l) took the lead in the prestigious 5-player team event at the Men's World Championships in Germany The two-time defending champion felled 3314 pins in Squad 1 on the long poattern Places 2-4 belonged to European teams, Finland (r.), Norway and Belgium.

2010 MWC

08/19/10

United States beats Mexico to win Trios gold at Men's World Championship

Chinese Taipei and the United States share the bronze medal

2010MWCPageMalottAllen2_small.jpg2010MWCFrancoCruzRosado_small.jpgTeam USA earned the trios gold medal Wednesday at the 2010 WTBA World Men's Championships, the second gold medal in three events for the United States. Rhino Page, Wes Malott and Patrick Allen (pictured left, l-r) defeated Mexico with Ernesto Franco, Alejandro Cruz and Jorge Rosado (right, l-r), 650-514, in the gold-medal match at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany.

2010 MWC

08/19/10

USA vs. USA and Chinese Taipei vs. Mexico to bowl in Trios semifinals

Live Streaming broadcast starts at 8 p.m. CET (2 p.m. EST)

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Team USA's Bill O'Neill, Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones (pictured left, l-r) set a 3-game new championship record (2196, 244 ave.) en route to claim the No. 1 seed for the Trios playoffs at the Men's World Championships in Germany. The Americans will bowl their team mates (right) in the first semifinal while the spinners from Chinese Taipei will bowl Mexico in the other semifinal match.

2010 MWC

08/19/10

Philippines lead Squad 3 but miss the top 4 by 12 pins in MWC Trios preliminaries

USA, Mexico, Thailand, Finland remain atop the leaderboard

2010MWCKingRiveraMiranda_small.jpg2010MWCONeillJonesBarnes_small.jpgChester King, Biboy Rivera and Raoul Miranda (l.) posted a 1852 3-game series on the 45-foot WTBA Mexico City oil pattern to pace Squad 3 with 3711 six-game total 206.17 Ave.)  but the Filipinos fell 12 pins short of the top 4 and will not be eligible to bowl for the medals tonight. Team USA's Bill O'Neill, Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones (r.) remained in the lead with 4081 (226.72).

2010 MWC

08/18/10

U.S. trio sets new championship record for three games at Men's World Championships

O'Neill, Barnes, Jones average 244 on long oil to set the pace in Trios event

2010MWCONeillJonesBarnes_small.jpgThree of PBA's finest, Bill O'Neill, Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes (l-r) powered their way into the lead in the Men's World Championships Trios competition by setting a new championship record for three games with 2196 (244 ave.). Starting the day in 8th place the Team USA members fired games of 727, 738 and 731 to set the pace in the Trios preliminaries with 4081 pinfall total (226.72).Mexico is currently in second place with 3839, followed by Thailand and Finland with 3727 and 3723, respectively.


2010 MWC

08/18/10

France and Philippines crack the top 10 in Trios Squad at Men's World Championships

Malaysia's Liew, Ridhwan, Kong lead field of 115 Trios into second day on long oil

2010MWCFabreNicolasLotthe_small.jpg 2010MWCKingRiveraMiranda_small.jpg Just two trios of Squad 3 cracked the top 10 on the first day of the Trios preliminaries at the Men's World Championships. Anthony Fabre, Alain Nicolas and Xavier Lotthe (l.), France led the squad on the 45-foot Mexico City oil pattern with 1884 3-game total (209,33). Biboy Rivera, Raoul Miranda and Chester King (lr., Philippines,moved into 10th place with 1859.

2010 MWC

08/18/10

Finland leads Trios Squad 2 to move into 6th place at Men's World Championships

No changes atop the leaderboard in Trios preliminaries

2010MWCJahiSalonenUotila_small.jpg 2010MWCONeillJonesBarnes_small.jpg Finns Joonas Jähi, Petteri Salonen and Pasi Uotila (l.) put together an 1890 three game series to lead Squad 2 and to move into 6th place on the leaderboard in the Trios preliminaries at the Men's World Championships. Thailand was mere one pin behind with 1889. The second trio of the United States (r.)were another four pins behind to overtake 8th place with 1885. Malaysia held on to the lead.

2010 MWC

08/17/10

Sweden strikes gold in Doubles at the Men's World Championship

Martin Paulsson and Mathias Ă…rup claim the title in a 10th frame showdown

2010MWCMartinPaulssonMathiasArup_small.jpgThe title match of the Doubles competition of the 3rd Men's World Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany, was thriller as top seeded Martin Paulsson and Mathias Årup (pictured left, r-l) of Sweden defeated No. 2 seeds, Alex Liew and Muhd Nur Aiman, Malaysia, in a 10th-frame showdown, 398 to 379, to claim the gold medal. The Malaysians received the silver medal while teams from Germany and the U.S. shared the bronze medal.

2010 MWC

08/17/10

Sweden, Malaysia, Germany, USA to bowl for the Doubles title at Men's World Championship

Live Streaming broadcast of the finals starts at 6 p.m. CET (Noon EST)

2010MWCMathiasArupMartinPaulsson_small.jpgMartin Paulsson and Mathias Årup (pictured left, r-l) earned the top seed for the Doubles playoffs in the 2010 Men's World Championships in Unterföhring, Germany. The Swedes will bowl the No. 4 seed, defending World Doubles champions Patrick Allen and Rhino Page, United States, in the semifinals. In the other semifinal Alex Liew and Muhd Nur Aiman, Malaysia; will take on Germany's Bodo Konieczny and Jens Nickel.
Live Streaming broadcast of the finals starts at 6 p.m. CET (Noon EST)

2010 MWC

08/16/10

Konieczny & Nickel delight German bowling fans in Doubles Squad 4

Sit in third place with the final squad to go at Men's World Championships

2010MWCBodoKoniecznyJensNickel_small.jpg2010MWCBillONeillChrisBarnes_small.jpgBodo Konieczny and Jens Nickel (l.) delighted the German bowling fans in the fourth squad of the Doubles preliminaries at the Men's World Championships in Unterföhring, Germany, when the duo posted a 2514 pinfall total which propelled them into third place on the leaderboard. That feat came at the exopense of Bill O'Neill and Chris Barnes (r.), USA, who fell out of the top 4.

2010 MWC

08/16/10

O'Neill & Barnes crack the top 4 in Doubles Squad 3 at Men's World Championships

Team USA members sit on the bubble after the first day of the Doubles preliminaries

2010MWCBillONeillChrisBarnes_small.jpg2010MWCMathiasArupMartinPaulsson_small.jpgScores were rather low in the third qualifying squad of the Doubles event Sunday evening at the Men's World Championships but squad leaders Bill O'Neill and Chris Barnes (l.), United States, cracked the top 4 in the overall qualifying standings. Squad 1 leaders Martin Paulsson and Mathias Ă…rup (r.), Sweden, remained in the driver's seat with 2621 pinfall total and an average of 218.42.

2010 MWC

08/16/10

Malaysians Liew & Aiman lead Doubles Squad 2 to move into second place overall

Swedes Paulsson & Ă…rup continue to lead the Doubles prelims at Men's World Championship

2010MWCAlexLiewMuhdNurAiman_small.jpg2010MWCMathiasArupMartinPaulsson_small.jpgAlex Liew and Muhd Nur Aiman (l.) led the second of five squads in the Doubles event Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace en route to move into second place in the overall standing at the Men's World Championships with 2568 six-game total. Squad 1 leaders Martin Paulsson and Mathias Ă…rup (r.), Sweden, held on to the lead with 2621 and average of 218.42.

Austria

08/15/10

Gablek, Kubalek win Austrian Bowling World Cup Qualifier

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Aug. 8, 2010)

2010ESBCChristineGbalek_small.jpg2008EBT14BenjaminKubalek_small.jpgChristine Gablek and Benjamin Kubalek have won the Austrian Bowling World Cup Qualifier at Plus Bowling in Vienna and will represent their country at the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Over 90 countries have signed up to participate in the prestigious annual event which will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 in Toulon, France. Bowlingdigital will cover the Bowling World Cup live from Bowling de Provence.

2010 MWC

08/15/10

Swedes Paulsson & Ă…rup take the early lead in Doubles at Men's World Championship

Defending champions Allen & Page currently in second place

2010MWCMathiasArupMartinPaulsson_small.jpg2010MWCPatrickAllenRhinoPage_small.jpgMartin Paulsson and Mathias Årup (left r-l) led the first of five squads in the Doubles preliminaries of the 2010 Men's World Championships in Unterföhring, Germany. The Swedes totaled 2621 pins over six games on the challenging 45-foot WTBA Mexico City oil pattern, an average of 218.42, to lead defending champions Patrick Allen and Rhino Page (right), United States, by 108 pins.

2010 MWC

08/15/10

Bill O'Neill starts 2010 Men's World Championships with victory in Singles

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

2010MWCSinglesTop4a_small.jpgTeam USA's Bill O'Neill started the 2010 Men's World Championships with victory in Singles Saturday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany. The reigning U.S. Open champion defeated Choi Bok-Eum, Korea, 244-202, to capture the first gold medal of the Championships. Bok-Eum, who has won the gold medal in All Events at the 2008 MWC in Thailand, received the silver medal. Dominic Barrett, England, and Chris Barnes, United States, fell to O'Neill and Choi in the semis and shared the bronze medal.

2010 MWC

08/15/10

The top 4 from Squad 4 advance to Singles finals at Men's World Championships

Barrett vs. O'Neill, Bok-Eum vs. Barnes in the semis at 6.30 p.m. CET (12.30 EST)

2010MWCDominicBarrett_small.jpg2010MWCBillONeill1_small.jpgThe top 4 players from Squad 4 survived a strong challenge by UAE's Sayed Ibrahim and Hussain Al-Suwaidi and advanced to the Singles playoffs in the 2010 Men's World Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany. No. 1 seed Dominic Barrett (l.), England, will take on No. 4 Bill O'Neill (r.), United States, in the semifinals starting at 6.30 p.m. CET (12.30 EST). In the other match, No. 2 Choi Bok-Eum, Korea, bowls No. 3 Chris Barnes, USA. 

2010 MWC

08/14/10

Barrett, Bok-Eum, Barnes, O'Neill take top 4 spots in Singles in Squad 4

Barnes shoots the second perfecto of the 2010 Men's World Championship

2010MWCDominicBarrett_small.jpg2010MWCChrisBarnes5_small.jpg Dominic Barrett (l.), England, overtook the lead in Men's World Championships Singles event during the 4th and penultimate qualifying squad at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. Barrett felled 1395 pins to beat out defending All Events champion Choi Bok-Eum, Korea, for the top spot by three pins. Chris Barnes (r.) rolled the second 300 game of the Championships to help grab third place with 1375 and was followed by Bill O'Neill, both USA, in 4th with 1372.


2010 MWC

08/14/10

PBA unveils plans for richest Tournament of Champions in history

$1 million prize fund, tournament format, eligibility rules set for record-setting event

PBA1958Logo_small_0.jpgThe Professional Bowlers Association is gearing up for the richest tournament in professional bowling history, the $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions, and for the first time is creating an opportunity for any player who has ever won a PBA title to take a shot at the record $250,000 first prize. The PBA Tournament of Champions will be conducted Jan. 16-22, 2011 at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev., and it will feature an all-new format featuring a "Champions" field to determine the players who will advance to the "Elite" field.

2010 MWC

08/14/10

Pasi Uotila rises to the top in Singles Squad 3 at the Men's World Championships

The Finn shoots the first 300 game of the Championships

2010MWCPasiUotila_small.jpg2010MWCErnestoFranco_small.jpgPasi Uotila (l.), Finland, rolled the first 300 game of the Men's World Championships in Germany en route to overtake the lead in the Singles preliminaries after 3 of 5 squads. Uotila, who achieved perfection in game #3, finished with 1357 six-game total and an average of 226.17. Ernesto Franco (r.), Mexico, was mere four pins behind with 1353. Previous leaders Nobuhito Fujii, Japan, and Jang Dong-Chul, Korea, dropped to third and fourth place.


2010 MWC

08/14/10

Japan's Nobuhito Fujii overtakes the lead in Singles at Men's World Championships

Koreans Jang Dong-Chul, Cho Young-Seon 2, 3; Jean-Marc Samain, Belgium on the bubble

2010MWCNobuhitoFujii_small.jpg2010MWCJeanMarcSamain_small.jpgNobuhito Fujii (l.), Japan, moved to the top of the leaderboard in the Singles event at the Men's World Championships in Germany after the second squad. Fujii beat out Korean Jang Dong-Chul for the pole position by one pin, 1347 to 1346. Previous leader Cho Young-Seon, Korea, slipped to third with 1324 followed by Jean-Marc Samain (r.), Belgium, in fourth with 1323. The preliminaries continue on Friday with Squad 3 and will conclude on Saturday with Squads 4 and 5

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