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24th Malta Open Championships
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In the women’s final, Joubert and Friis (left, l-r), who won bronze at the World Senior Championships 2015, finished strong to overtake Leanne Hulsenberg, who celebrated her 50th birthday today, and Tish Johnson (right, r-l), United States, 401-390.
Bohn and Learn, who led the men’s qualifying with record six-game total of 2,519, made the finals with a victory over Canada’s Richard Lafleur and Joe Ciach (right, r-l), 395-334, in the semifinal match.
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All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).
Postponed to Saturday – August 19, 2017
Medal Presentation for Doubles (Men & Women)
Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the event commencing Tuesday, August 15, with the singles preliminaries all the way through to the masters finals which will conclude the Championships on Sunday, August 20.
Up to four men and four women per country (players must be 50 years of age or above in the year of the championship) will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in singles, doubles, four-player teams, all-events and masters in the seven-day competition.
Singles, doubles and team events include six games of qualifying before the field is narrowed to the top four who advance to the medal round. The winners of the semi-finals bowl for gold and silver, the losers share the bronze medals.
The top 3 players in all-events (combined scores in singles, doubles and team preliminaries) also earn medals. The top 24 in all-events determine the medalists in masters in best-of-three games single-elimination match play format. The top 8 receive a first-round bye.
In accordance with World Bowling Statutes and Playing Rules Chapter 4.6.2, the 2017 World Senior Championships will be contested on the 41 feet Montreal lane conditioning pattern selected from Bank 2 (formerly “medium”) patterns of the World Bowling bank of patterns.
World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on World Bowling, click here.
The 4th World Senior Championships will return to Las Vegas in August 2019, this time to the new South Point Bowling Plaza, which is part of the South Point Hotel and Casino.
USA women set the pace in Team event at World Senior Championships
Mexican men lead World Senior Championships Team event after 3/6 games
USA’s Hulsenberg, Johnson join top 3 of Squad A in Women’s Doubles finals
United States (2), Australia and Canada advance to the Men’s Doubles finals
USA’s Bohn, Learn lead as Men’s Doubles Qualifying reaches halfway mark
Senior Team USA sweeps gold medals in Singles at World Senior Championships
Leanne Hulsenberg earns the No. 1 seed for the WSrC Women’s Singles finals
Lynda Barnes leads low-scoring Squad A in WSrC Women’s Singles
Bohn, Boresch, Mohr and Ciach advance to WSrC Singles finals
Parker Bohn III sets the tone in Singles at World Senior Championships
World Senior Championships officially declared open
3rd World Senior Championships – Championship Preview
2015 World Senior Championships
2013 World Senior Championships
1. Parker Bohn III / Bob Learn Jr., United States, 834 (2 games)
2. Lennie Boresch / Ron Mohr, United States, 873 (2 games)
3. Richard Lafleur / Joe Ciach, Canada, 334 (1 game)
(tie) Shaun Cummings / Andrew Frawley, Australia, 321 (1 game)
Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 Bohn (173)/Learn (222) def. No. 4 Lafleur (177)/Ciach (157), 395-334
Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Boresch (202)/Mohr (200) def. No. 2 Cummings (182)/Frawley (139), 402-321
Championship Match: Bohn (233)/Learn (206) def. Boresch (234)/Mohr (193), 439-427.
1. France Joubert / Jill Friis, Canada, 817 (2 games)
2. Leanne Hulsenberg / Tish Johnson, United States, 860 (2 games)
3. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard / Lynda Barnes, United States, 360 (1 game)
(tie) Teresa Piccini / Margarita Ramos, Mexico, 343 (1 game)
Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Joubert (203)/Friis (213) def. No. 1 Dorin-Ballard (175)/Barnes (185), 416-360
Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Hulsenberg (221)/Johnson (249) def. No. 2 Piccini (167)/Ramos (176), 470-343
Championship Match: Joubert (206)/Friis (195) def. Hulsenberg (196)/Johnson (194), 401-390.
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