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2010 BWC

10/17/10

Live Coverage of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

169 players from 95 countries expected to bowl in Toulon, France

2010BWCUnofficialPractice_small.jpgThe 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 in Toulon, France. The players who arrived on Friday by car, train (despite the French Railroaders have been on strike again) and through Marseille and Nice airports, tested the 32 tournament lanes on Saturday during the unofficial practice. Bowlingdigital.com will cover the event live and simulcast the Live Streaming provided by BOWL.com.

Canada

10/14/10

Canada's Schmidt, Wong en route to France for the 2010 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010BWCCANNCMichaelSchmidt_small.jpg2010BWCCANNCFeliciaWong_small.jpg2005 Bowling World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (l.) of Tyndall, Manitoba, and Calgary, Alberta's Felicia Wong (r.) are days away from their next opportunity to represent Canada in the bowling world's annual gathering of nations, the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which kicks off October 17th in Toulon, France. Schmidt and Wong qualified for the BWC via impressive performances at the Canadian National Finals of the World Cup this past March.

WTBA News

09/22/10

Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress appeals once again to CAS

WTBALogo_small.jpgOn Sept. 20th, the World Tenpin Bowling Association has informed all WTBA member federations that the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against WTBA Presidium decision, to withdraw WWC 2011 from Malaysia. CAS is an international arbitration body set up to settle disputes related to sport. As reported on May 11th, the WTBA Presidium has withdrawn the award of the Women's World Championships 2011 to Malaysia.

Netherlands

09/16/10

Hulst; Sanders win NBF Bowling Tour Finals 2010

Will represent The Netherlands in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010BWCNLQPhilHulstNicoleSanders_small.jpgThe Dutch participants for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup were determined in the finals of the Dutch Bowling Federation (NBF) Bowling Tour 2010 Sunday Sept. 12 at Dolfijn Bowling in Scheveningen, Netherlands. Dutch national team members Phil Hulst and Nicole Sanders (l-r) emerged victorious after 10 games of qualifying and best-of-three games single-elimination finals on challenging lane condition. Both winners will make their World Cup debut Oct. 15-24 in Toulon, France.

Philippines

09/08/10

Rivera, Posadas earn Philippines' Bowling World Cup spots

2010PHIBiboyRivera_small.jpg2010PHIApplePosadas_small.jpgPhilippines national team members Biboy Rivera (l.) and Apple Posadas (r.) swept their opponents in best-of-three games title matches, two-games-to-none, to win the men's and women's Bowling World Cup eliminator Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Mall of Asia Center in Pasay City. The winners earned the Philippines' spots in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which will be held from Oct. 15-24, 2010 at Bowling de Provence in Toulon, France.

Switzerland

09/07/10

Ancarani, Manico cruise to victory in Swiss World Cup Qualifier

Represent their country in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon, France

2010BWCSUIQBigiManicoSandroAncarani_small.jpgSandro Ancarani (r.) of Winterthur and Bigi Manico (l.) of Zurich dominated the Swiss Bowling World National Finals and will represent Switzerland in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon, France. Manico will be competing for the 9th time, while Ancarani will make his World Cup debut. 52 men and 19 women advanced through regional qualifying tournaments and qualified for the finals which were held from Sept. 3-5 at a 12-laner in Martigny, canton Valais in the southwestern part of Switzerland.

Bowling Videos

09/02/10

Watch Men's World Championships Singles and Doubles title matches on YouTube

10-minute HD video summaries feature commentary in English, Spanish and German

BowlindigitalonYouTube_small.jpg Bowlingdigital.com has uploaded 10-minute High Definition video summaries of the 2010 Men's World Championships Singles and Doubles title matches onto YouTube. All subscribers of our YouTube channel have already received the message. Bowlingdigital has now uploaded 136 videos from 17 events. To go straight to our YouTube account click here. For a selection of the 50 latest videos click on Bowlingdigital TV on the top horizontal menu bar.

Latvia

08/28/10

Zavjalova, VÄ“zis to represent Latvia at QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in France

2010BWCLATQDianaZavjalovaDanielVezis_small.jpgDiana Zavjalova and Daniel VÄ“zis will represent Latvia at the 2010 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Toulon, France, after winning the Latvian BWC Qualifier finals at Toss bowling center in Riga on Sunday, August 22nd. In the women's championship match, Zavjalova, seeded third, beat out top seeded Marija TkaÄŤenko for the ticket to Toulon, 434-374. On the men's side, No.2 Vezis posted two big games to defeat No. 1 Arturs Levikins, 477-420,

2010 MWC

08/27/10

Recap of the 2010 WTBA Men's World Championships in Germany

More than 150.000 people follow Bowlingdigital's Live Coverage and Live Streaming

2010MWCLogo_small.jpg356 players from 65 countries competed in the 2010 WTBA Men's World Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring Germany for gold, silver and bronze medals in six events - Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters. The six Team USA members dominated the Championships winning five gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. A total of 118.200 unique viewers followed the 2010 Men's World Championships by watching the live streaming broadcasts on UStream TV. The total broadcast length was 4 days and 7 hours.

2010 MWC

08/22/10

Chris Barnes sweeps Patrick Allen to win the Masters title at Men's World Championships

Wes Malott and Choi Bok-Eum share the bronze medal

2010MWCMastersPodium_small.jpgIn an all-Team USA affair, Chris Barnes swept his team mate and fellow PBAer Patrick Allen, three-games-to-none, to win the gold medal in Masters in the Men's World Championships Saturday, Aug. 21st at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany. Barnes had the front ten in the third game in best-of-five format and wrapped up the title with a 289-212 win. Allen took silver while Wes Malott, United States and Korea's Choi sBok-Eum hared the bronze medal.

2010 MWC

08/21/10

United States three-peats in Team event at Men's World Championships

Finland takes Team USA to the limit

2010MWCTeamUSA2_small.jpgThe team finals of the 2010 Men's World Championships were decided in the very last frame Friday night at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Munich, Germany. Team USA anchor bowler Tommy Jones struck on his first two shots for a 1073-1057 victory to give the United States its third consecutive gold medal in the five-player Team event. Finland took the silver medal while Colombia and Germany shared the bronze medal. Bowlingdigital.com will provide live streaming of the Masters on Saturday.

2010 MWC

08/21/10

USA, Finland, Germany, Colombia to bowl for the coveted Team title at Men's World Championships

Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany

2010MWCTeamUSA_small.jpgPatrick Allen, Chris Barnes, Rhino Page, Wes MalottBill O'Neill and Tommy Jones (pictured left), United States, led the field of 54 countries in the 5-player Team event preliminaries with 6376 pinfall total (212,53 ave,) to earn the No. 1 seed for tonight's playoffs. The Americans will Take on Colombia in the semis, while Finland bowls Germany. Bill O'Neill took gold in All Events with 5343 pinfall total and an average of 222,63 for 24 games. Chris Barnes, both United States, earned silver and Jang Dong-Chul, Korea, bronze.

2010 MWC

08/20/10

Colombia sets the pace as Squad 2 finishes Team Preliminaries first at Men's World Championships

Based on average the Colombians fell out of the top 4 to 6th place

2010MWCTrioCOL_small.jpgJaime Monroy, David Romero, Fabio Garcia, Manuel Otalora and Andres Gomez (pictured) of Colombia, who led Squad 2 in the Team Preliminaries of the Men's World Championships Thursday on the WTBA Atlanta lane conditioning pattern, maintained their lead Friday on the WTBA Mexico City pattern to set the pace with 6119 pinfall total and an average of 203.97. Based on average, the Colombians slipped from fourth to sixth place in the overall standings. Squad 2 will conclude the preliminaries this afternoon.

2010 MWC

08/20/10

Colombia leads Squad 2 to move into fourth place in Team event

USA, Finland, Norway remain atop the leaderboard in at Men's World Championships

2010MWCTrioCOL_small.jpgThe Colombian 5-player team, Jaime Monroy, David Romero, Fabio Garcia, Manuel Otalora and Andres Gomez (pictured left) led Squad 2 in the preliminaries of the Team event at the Men's World Championships with 3097 pinfall total and averaged 206,47 to move into fourth place in the overall standings. Squad 1 leaders Patrick Allen, Chris Barnes, Wes Malott, Bill O'Neill and Tommy Jones, United States, led the field of 54 countries with the field-best 3314 pinfall total and an average of 220.93.

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.

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