World Bowling News Overview

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. 

Canada

07/20/10

Canada among the 48 countries competing at World Youth Championships

2010WYCLogo_small.jpg Canada will compete at the under-20 World Youth Championships which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, July 24-August 1, 2010. Tali Bowl, the site of the 1987 World Championships and many European championships, will host the event. Bowlers from 48 countries are expected to participate. Canada’s representatives earned the right to wear the red and white at the 2009 National Championships held in Burlington, Ontario in May 2009. Deborah Chan and Damien Skellings, Calgary, Alberta will coach the teams.

United States

07/20/10

Junior Team USA ready for World Youth Championships

2010WYCLogo_small.jpg When eight Junior Team USA members head to Helsinki, Finland, this week for the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships, they will be focused not only on winning gold medals but enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime. The World Youth Championships will take place at Tali Bowl in Helsinki from July 24-Aug. 1 and will feature bowlers from an estimated 48 countries. The biennial tournament is the pinnacle event in international youth bowling. Medals will be awarded in five events at the World Youth Championships - Singles, Doubles, Team, All Events and Masters match-play.

FIQ News

07/14/10

WTBA and WNBA Presidents make Proposal for FIQ Reorganization

Extraordinary Conference of FIQ on Aug. 10th, 2010 in Munich

FIQ Logo.jpg2009USBCKevinDornberger_small.jpgThe president of World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA, Kevin Dornberger (pictured right), United States, and the President of World Ninepin Bowling Association (WNBA), Ludwig Kocsis, Austria, have made discussions in several conversations and meetings about the future of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) and/or Tenpin and Ninepin. The result of these conversations is a proposal which was sent to all WTBA and WNBA member federations.

France

07/13/10

QubicaAMF changes venue for 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Moves from Zagreb, Croatia, to Toulon, France; date remains Oct. 15-24, 2010

2010BWCBowlingdeToulon5_small.jpgQubicaAMF has announced that the 46th Bowling World Cup will be held at Bowling de Provence in Toulon (pictured), on the French Riviera, from October 15-24, 2010. Michel Beltramone, Managing Director of the 44-lane center, stepped in to host the World Cup after a change in ownership in Croatia prevented the tournament going ahead there as planned. Toulon lies on the western end of the Cote d'Azur on the Mediterranean, known around the world as the French Riviera.

Malta

07/03/10

Malta Sue Abela, Mark Spiteri to compete in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb

2010MLTBWCQMarkSpiteriRickVogelesangSueAbela_small.jpgJune at the SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta, saw the MTBA qualifying event for this year’s QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia between the 15th - 24th of October. Malta will be represented by Mark Spiteri (l.) and Sue Abela (r.) after the duo came through to top their respective divisions with flying colors. The Maltese World Cup qualifier follows a simple format, all bowlers playing three 8-game sessions, and the highest pinfall total determining the male and female winners.

United States

06/30/10

USA squad selected for World Youth Championships

2010WYCLogo_small.jpg Eight up-and-coming bowlers will follow in the footsteps of stars such as Kelly Kulick and Tommy Jones by representing Junior Team USA at the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships in Helsinki, Finland, next month. The World Youth Championships will take place at Tali Bowl in Helsinki from July 24-Aug. 1 and will feature bowlers from an estimated 48 countries. The 11th installment of this great biennial tournament is for national junior team members who must not have reached the age of 21 years on January 1, 2010.

United States

06/26/10

USBC announces Dream Team USA for the 2010 Men's World Championships

Six PBA professionals to represent the United States in Germany in August

200910PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpg200910PBATommyJones_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress has announced its "Dream Team" for the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships Aug. 12-21 at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany. Selected to compete for Team USA are Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour stars Chris Barnes (l.), Tommy Jones (r.), Wes Malott, Bill O'Neill, Rhino Page and Patrick Allen.

2010 MWC

06/16/10

2010 Men's World Championship will feature record 69 countries

Entry deadline has been extended until June 15, 2010

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The World Tenpin Bowling Association and the host federation, German Bowling Union (DBU) have informed that the extended entry period for the 2010 Men's World Championship is over. Record 69 countries have submitted entry forms for more than 380 players, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and Masters from Aug. 11 through 22, 2010. The 2010 MWC will be staged at 52-laner Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany, which is the biggest bowling center in Europe. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live including live streaming from all playoffs and the Masters.

Brazil

05/26/10

Marcelo Suartz wins XIX Copa AMF Brazil

Represents Brazil in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia

2007BWCMarceloSuartz_small.jpgMarcelo Suartz won the XIX Copa AMF Brazil to earn the right to represent his country in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bowling 300 Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 15-24, 2010). In the title match of the five player stepladder final, Suartz, the No. 1 seed, flew past #5 Fernando de Azevedo, 246-188, to win his second berth into the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Suartz' 7th place finish including a 217.68 average over 40 games at the 43rd BWC in St. Petersburg, Russia, was the best performance of a Brazilian bowler in the BWC history.

Breaking News

05/11/10

WTBA Presidium has withdrawn the award of WWC 2011 to Malaysia

URGENT! - Invitation to host WWC and the Congresses 2011

WTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association Presidium has announced that it has withdrawn the award of the Women's World Championships 2011 to Malaysia as it has not been possible to agree on a written contract about the championship and the Congresses. Because the WTBA Presidium had to withdraw the WWC 2011 from Malaysia it now invites all WTBA member federations to apply to host the world championship and the WTBA/FIQ Congresses in conjunction with the championship.

WTBA News

04/16/10

The World Bowling Championship 2013 bidding process is now open

2013WBCBiddingDocument_small.jpgWTBALogo_small.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) today officially launched the bidding process for its marquee event, the World Bowling Championship 2013. The bidding process is open to all cities, regions, WTBA member federations, private event organizers and corporate partners. Interested parties have until October 1, 2010, midnight, to submit their bid documents for the World Bowling Championship 2013.

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