World Games

2013 World Games

08/05/13

Osku Palermaa, Daria Kovalova take Singles gold at World Games

2013WGOskuPalermaaDariaKovalova_small.jpgFinland's Osku Palermaa and the Daria Kovalova of Ukraine (pictured, l-r) claimed the 2013 World Games Singles gold medals before a packed house at the Cali Bowling Coliseum on Sunday. Palermaa defeated Norway's Mads Sandbækken, 537-441, in the two-game title match, while Kovalova narrowly beat Team USA's Kelly Kulick, 428-425. Sandbækken and Kulick earned silver medals, while Korea's Hwang Dongjun and Venezuela's Karen Marcano got bronze.

2013 World Games

08/04/13

Daria Kovalova, Osku Palermaa lead as Singles Qualifying wraps up at World Games

Ukrainian, Finn lead top 10 women and top 10 men into round robin match play

2013WGOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2013WGDariaKovalova_small.jpgQualifying in the Singles event wrapped up Saturday at the 2013 World Games, but with all pins being dropped headed into round-robin match play, any of the remaining players still have a chance to reach the stepladder finals. Osku Palermaa (l.) of Finland easily led the men's field with 4375, an average of 243.06, while Ukrainian Daria Kovalova (r.) finished qualifying with 4068 and a 226 average to pace the women's field.

2013 World Games

08/03/13

Singapore's Geraldine Ng, Finland's Osku Palermaa lead Singles at World Games

2013WGGeraldineNg_small.jpg2013WGOskuPalermaa_small.jpgAfter 12 of 18 games in the Singles event, Singapore's Geraldine Ng (pictured left) and Finland's Osku Palermaa (right) lead the field at the 2013 World Games at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Ng has a 12-game total of 2650 (220.8 average), while Palermaa has totaled 3000 (250 average) to pace the men's division. Qualifying resumes with six final games of qualifying Saturday. The top 10 after 18 games will advance to match play.

2013 World Games

08/02/13

Team USA wins first World Games bowling gold medal in history

2013WGKellyKulickMikeFagan_small.jpgTeam USA won its first gold medal in bowling in World Games history Thursday night as Mike Fagan (r.) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., won the mixed doubles title. In the two-game gold-medal match, Team USA defeated Canada, 905-871, before a near capacity crowd at Cali Bowling Coliseum. Team USA knocked off Mexico in the semifinal to advance to the gold-medal match. The United States had previously been shut out of the gold medals.

IX World Games

07/26/13

Kelly Kulick, Mike Fagan headed to World Games next week in Colombia

201213PBAMikeFagan_small.jpg201213PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgWith a field of the top bowlers in the world standing in their way, Team USA members Kelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., and Mike Fagan (r.) of Fort Worth, Texas, will look to give the United States its first gold medal in bowling at the World Games next week in Cali, Colombia. Since the World Games began in 1981, the United States has won two silver and three bronze medals but has been shut out of the gold medals in the event, which is held every four years.

United States

04/25/13

PBA stars Mike Fagan, Kelly Kulick to represent Team USA at World Games

2013EBT04MikeFagan_small.jpg201213PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgTeam USA members Mike Fagan (pictured left) and Kelly Kulick (right) will represent the United States at the 2013 World Games this summer in Cali, Colombia. The duo will look to give Team USA its first gold medal in World Games competition. Since the World Games began in 1981, the United States has won two silver medals and three bronze medals but has been shut out of the gold medals in the event, which is held every four years.

2013 World Games

10/24/12

Field set for bowling competition at IX World Games in Cali, Colombia

July 25 to Aug. 4, 2013 (bowling competition Aug. 1-4)

2013WorldGamesLogo_small.jpg With the conclusion of the European Champions Cup in The Netherlands, the field is set for the bowling competition of the IX World Games July 25 to Aug. 4, 2013 in Cali, Colombia. The World Games are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, which are not contested in the Olympic Games. Each of the three zones of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) had its own qualifying event to determine the participants for the bowling competition, which will be held Aug 1 to 4.

2009 World Games

07/22/09

Finland's Pöllänen and Colombia's Otalora win Singles gold at the 8th World Games

Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei (July 20-22, 2009)

2009WGKristaPollanen_small.jpg2009WGManualOtalora_small.jpgThird seeded Krista Pöllänen (pictured left), Finland, and second seeded Manuel Otalora (right), Colombia, claimed the women's and men's singles titles in the 8th World Games 2009 Wednesday at Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, Top seeded Zara Glover, England, and Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, had to settle for silver, while Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, and Adrian Ang, Malaysia, got bronze.


2009 World Games

07/22/09

Glover, Kong lead top 10 men and women into round robin match play

Patricia Luoto shoots the first 300 game of the World Games bowling competition

2009WGZaraGlover2_small.jpg2009WGKongByoungHee2_small.jpgZara Glover (pictured left) of England and Kong Byoung-Hee (right), Korea, paced the women's and men's preliminaries in the World Games 2009 Tuesday at Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. All players combined 12 games of preliminaries Tuesday with their six-game individual totals from Monday's mixed doubles to cut to the top 10 men and 10 women, however, pinfall is dropped heading into Wednesday's round robin match play.

2009 World Games

07/21/09

Glover, Kong set the pace in Singles at World Games 2009

Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei (July 20-22, 2009)

2009WGZaraGlover_small.jpg2009WGKongByoungHee_small.jpgZara Glover (pictured left), England, and Mixed Doubles gold medalist Kong Byoung-Hee (right), Korea, led the field of 23 men and 23 women after 12 of 18 games in the Singles competition at the 8th World Games at Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. The players' individual scores from the mixed doubles carry forward and are combined with 12 additional qualifying games of singles on Tuesday. The top 10 men and top 10 women after the 18 games advance to round robin match play Wednesday morning. The top three men and top three women then advance to the stepladder finals, screened live in Europe on Eurosport 2.

2009 World Games

07/20/09

Korea wins gold medal in Mixed Doubles at World Games 2009

Colombia, Malaysia get silver and bronze

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Gye Min Young and Kong Byoung Hee (pictured left) from Korea won the first gold medal in the bowling competition of the World Games 2009 when they defeated top seeded Anggie Ramirez and Manuel Otalora (right), Colombia, in the championship match at Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, 840-710 over two games. In the opening match, the Koreans, ousted No. 3 Zatil Iman and Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 421-391. The Colombians settled for the silver medal while the Malaysians got bronze.

2009 World Games

07/20/09

Barnes, Nation look for Team USA's first gold at World Games

Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei (July 20-22, 2009)

2009WGStefanieNationChrisBarnes_small.jpgTeam USA's Chris Barnes and Stefanie Nation (pictured left) will look to earn the United States its first gold medal in bowling at the World Games starting Monday against a field of the world's top bowlers. The 8th World Games features 46 bowlers from 23 countries, including several past world champions. Each country qualified in their respective zone with the Asian and European zones each sending eight countries, while the American zone will have seven countries represented. We were informed that the Mixed Doubles finals will be screened live on Eurosport 2 on Monday, July 20th at 8am UK time.

2009 World Games

01/28/09

Team USA's Barnes, Nation to compete in World Games

2007PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpg 200809PBAWSStefanieNation_small.jpg Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, and Stefanie Nation of Arlington, Texas, will represent Team USA at the 2009 World Games this summer in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. Bowling is one of more than 30 sports not currently included in the Olympics that will be showcased in the World Games for 11 days beginning July 16. Eight countries from each of the three zones (American, Asian and European) of the World Tenpin Bowling Association will represent bowling by sending one male and one female athlete.

World Games

12/10/08

Duisburg and Dusseldorf withdraw as host cities of the 2013 World Games

IWGAPresidentRonFroehlich_small.jpg IWGALogo_small.jpg Following a meeting of the city council on Monday, the city of Duisburg, Germany, has announced to withdraw as host city for the 2013 World Games, just nine months after Ron Froehlich (r.), President of the International World Games Association (IWGA), announced the IWGA Executive Committee's decision to award the 9th World Games 2013 to the two German cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. As a consequence of Duisburg's decision, Düsseldorf announced on Tuesday that it will also withdraw its candidacy.

Chinese Taipei

05/24/08

24 spots up for grabs for 8th World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei

Qualifying tournaments in America, Asia and Europe

2009WGLogo_small.jpg The World Games are a kind of "Olympic Games" for the most popular non-Olympic sports. Contested in the years following the Games of the Olympiad, the 8th World Games 2009 will be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei from July 16-26, 2009. Traditionally a medal sport in the World Games, the 3-day bowling competition will be held at Happy Bowling Alley in Kaohsiung from July 20-22. 24 spots are up for grabs, eight for each of the three FIQ/WTBA zones America, Asia and Europe. Each country will send one female and one male bowler to the Games who will compete for medals in three disciplines, Mixed Doubles and men's and women's Singles.

2005 World Games

07/20/05

Kai Virtanen and Kim Soo-Kyung crowned World Games Champions

Bowling Alley: Joe's Super Bowling in Mülheim on the Ruhr, Germany

WG2005Champs.jpgKai Virtanen from Finland and Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea won the men's and women's titles at the 7th World Games 2005. The decision in both championship matches were made in the very last frame. Virtanen topped Gery Verbruggen from Belgium, 444-424 to win the men's title. Soo-Kyung, who led since the qualifying, edged Zara Glover from England by one pin (!!) to earn the gold medal in the women's division, 416-415.  In the opening matches, Andrew Cain, USA, fell to Virtanen 228-148, while Glover defeated Caroline Lagrange, CAN, 227-167.

2005 World Games

07/20/05

Verbruggen, Cain, Virtanen and Kim, Lagrange, Glover to bowl for the World Games titles

Gery_Verbruggen_5295.jpg Kim_Soo-Kyung_5294.jpg Gery Verbruggen from Belgium, Team USA's Andrew Cain and Kai Virtanen from Finland will battle it out for the men's Singles title in the 7th World Games 2005 here at Joe's SuperBowling in Mülheim on the Ruhr. Qualifying leader Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea, Canada's Caroline Lagrange and Zara Glover from England will bowl for the women's title.

 


2005 World Games

07/19/05

French Isabelle Saldjian and Francois Sacco win Mixed Doubles title

Bowling Alley: Joe's Super Bowling in Mülheim on the Ruhr, Germany

WG2005MixedChampsFRA_small.jpg French champions Isabelle Saldjian and Francois Sacco used the momentum from the semi-final victory over Korea to defeat topseeded Malaysians Shalin Zulkifli and Zulmazran Zulkifli, 828-792, en route to win the gold medal in Mixed Doubles in the 7th World Games in Germany. Malaysia earned the silver medal while Korea's Kim Soo-Kyung and Kang Hee-Won took bronze.

2005 World Games

07/19/05

Koreans lead top 10 men and women into Round Robin Match Play

WG2005KOR_small.jpg Mixed Doubles bronze medalists Kim Soo-Kyung and Kang Hee-Won (l-r) from Korea led the top 10 men and top 10 women into the round robin match play finals on Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. The top 3 men and top 3 women after ten games will advance to the stepladder finals at 4.30 p.m. to determine the World Games champions. Both finals will be played simultaneously as the German TV has announced that the finals will be televised live.

2005 World Games

07/19/05

Korean bowlers lead in men's and women's Singles

WG2005KOR_small.jpg Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea lead the Singles event in the 7th World Games after 18 of 24 games. Men's overnight leader Kang averaged 249,33 in his six-game block on Tuesday morning to widen his lead to 188 pins. Yannaphon Larp-apharat from Thailand is second with Germany's Achim Grabowski in third. Kim posted 1346 to leap from 4th to first. Japans' Ayano Katai is second with Piritta Kantola from Finland third and yesterday's leader Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, fourth. The fourth and final block is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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