2008 Hermosillo

2008 BWC

11/12/08

Jasmine Yeong-Nathan leads top 24 women into next round at 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Live TV finals on TelMex and Eurosport2

2008WYCJasmineYeongNathan_small.jpg 2008BWCKatrienGoossens_small.jpg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (l.) from Singapore led the women's preliminaries at the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as the field of 63 women was cut to the top 24. The 20-yeer-old national team member felled 5477 pin and averaged 228.21. Defending champion Ann-Maree Putney started the day with a huge 280 game but had to settle for second place with 537. Katrien Goossens (r.), Belgium, took the 24th and final spot to advance with 4802 or an average of 200.08. The advancing players will bowl another 6-game block on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. to cut to the top 8.

2008 BWC

11/12/08

Video #11: Bowling World Cup in Slow Motion (Part Two)

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCSlomo2_small.jpg 82 men from 82 countries from all over the world participate in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. We have recorded some more shots from another 10 bowlers in slow motion: Jack Guay, Canada; Zilvinas Perminas, Lithuania; Andres Fallas, Costa Rica; Rodolfo Corona, Mexico; Mads Sandbækken (pictured), Norway; Sami Konsteri, Finland; Guy Caminsky, South Africa; Erwin Pascual, Spain; Hussain Al Suwaidi, UAE; and Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia. You can compare the different styles in high definition quality. To watch our video

2008 BWC

11/12/08

Derek Eoff leads men's division into final day of preliminaries at 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCDerekEoff_small.jpg 2008BWCJackGuay_small.jpg Team USA member Derek Eoff (left) held on to the lead in the men's division after three rounds of preliminaries at the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico with 4156 pinfall total and an overall average of 230.89. Jack Guay (r.), Canada moved to second place behind the day-best 1397 series with 4053. Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, holds the 24th and final spot to advance with 3734 or an average of 207.44. Competition continues Wednesday with the final women's squad at 8 a.m., followed by men's Squad B at 2 p.m. and the final Squad B at 6 p.m.

2008 BWC

11/12/08

Video #10: Bowling World Cup in Slow Motion (Part One)

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

 82 men from 82 countries from all over the world participate in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. We have recorded some shots from four bowlers in slow motion: Martin Larsen from Sweden; Team USA's Derek Eoff, Francois Sacco from France and Paul Stott from Ireland. You can compare the different styles, releases, targets, lines, breakpoints, angles, and more in high definition quality. To watch our video

2008 BWC

11/12/08

Yeong-Nathan widens lead in women's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Block Three

Hong Kong's Cookie Lee rolls fourth perfecto; women lead men by 3 to 1

2008BWCJasmineYeongNathan2_small.jpg 2008BWCCookieLee_small.jpg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (l.) from Singapore widened her lead on the third day of the preliminaries in the women's division at the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico. Nathan added 1394 to her previous six-game blocks (1380, 1436) to lead the field of 63 players from 63 countries with 4210 and an average of 233.89 over 18 games. The 20-year-old holds a 197-pin buffer over defending champion Ann-Maree Putney, Australia. Cookie Lee (r.), Hong Kong, rolled the 4th 300 game of the event. The women will conclude the preliminaries Wednesday at 8 a.m.

2008 BWC

11/12/08

Video #9: Bowling World Cup Competition Day Two

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCCompetitionDayTwo_small.jpg All competitors in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will bowl four six-game blocks (24 games overall) over four days at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, before the field of 82 men and 63 women is cut to the top 24 in each division on Wednesday. This video features some of the men's favorites such as Jack Guay from Canada, Zulmazran Zulkifli (pictured) from Malaysia, Hussain Al Suwaidi, Sami Konsteri from Finland and Mads Sandbækken from Norway. To watch our video from the second day of the preliminaries

2008 BWC

11/11/08

Video #8: Bowling World Cup Competition Day One

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCCompetitionDayOne_small.jpg All competitors in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will bowl four six-game blocks (24 games overall) over four days at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, before the field of 82 men and 63 women is cut to the top 24 in each division on Wednesday. Multiple World Champions Zara Glover from England and Martin Larsen from Sweden set the pace in the first six-game block on Sunday, Nov. 9, totaling 1424 and 1372, respectively. To watch our video from the first day of the preliminaries

2008 BWC

11/11/08

Video #7: Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, rolls the third 300 game of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

 Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, posted the third 300 game of 44th QubicaAMF Bowling Monday evening at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, during the second day of the preliminaries. The perfecto was the 41st in the history of the prestigious event and the 8th by woman. Shalin Zulkifli from Malaysia became the first woman, who rolled a perfect game in the World Cup history, in the 1997 edition in Cairo, Egypt. Jack Guay from Canada bowled the first ever in 1994, also in Hermosillo but in a different bowling center. To watch our video of Jasmine's final shots

2008 BWC

11/11/08

Jasmine Yeong-Nathan shoots third 300 of 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup en route to take the lead in the women's division

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCJasmineYeongNathan_small.jpg Singapore national team member Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (l.) powered her way into the lead in the women's division of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The 20-year-old started the second day of the preliminaries in second place and moved to the top of the leaderboard thanks to a 276 in game #3 and the tournament's third 300 in the last game. Yeong-Nathan felled 1436 pins on Monday and leads the field with 2816 12-game total and an average of 234.67. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, also moved up one spot from third to second with 2739, while day one leader Zara Glover, England, dropped 10 spots to 11th place with 2553. The women competition will continue on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. local time with the third block.

2008 BWC

11/11/08

Video #6: Nikita Koshelev, Russia, rolls the second 300 game of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCNikitaKoshelev300game_small.jpg Nikita Koshelev set the highlight on the second day of the preliminaries when he posted the second 300 game of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. It was the 40th perfecto in the history of the Bowling World Cup and the 33rd by a man. Koshelev became the first player of his country who joined the elite BWC 300 club. Jack Guay from Canada, who competes in this year's event, made history in 1994 when he rolled the first ever 300 game in a World Cup also in Hermosillo but in a different bowling center. He repeated the feat one year later in Sao Paulo, Brazil. To watch our video of Nikita's final frames

2009 BWC

11/11/08

Eoff leads men's preliminaries at halfway point in 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Russian Nikita Koshelev rolls the second perfecto of the tournament

2007MAZCDerekEoff_small.jpg 2008BWCNikitaKoshelev300_small.jpg Team USA member Derek Eoff (l.) holds a comfortable 131-pin lead after both men's squads have completed 12 out of 24 games of qualifying in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Eoff felled 2790 pins and averaged 232.50 over his 12 games. Hussain Al Suwaidi led Squad B on Monday afternoon to leap into second place with 2659 (221.58). Russian Nikita Koshelev (r.) set the highlight when he posted the second 300 game of 2008 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The men will continue on Tuesday at noon and 4. p.m. with the third qualifying block.

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Eoff overtakes lead in Men's Squad B after 12 games in 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCDerekEoff_small.jpg Team USA member Derek Eoff (pictured left) rolled a 1450 six-game series Monday at Bowl 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, en route to lead men's Squad A after 12 games with 2790 12 -game total and an average of 232.50. With 41 out of 82 players having completed 12 games, the 3-time gold medalist in the 2007 Men's American Zone Championships holds a comfortable 134-pin lead over Luis Rodríguez from Puerto Rico. First block leader Martin Larsen, Sweden, fell two spots behind a 1259 series today. The 41 players from Squad B led by Canadian Jack Guay take on the 32 lanes at Bol 300 at noon.

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Video #5: Sara Vargas, Colombia, rolls the first 300 game of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

 Colombia's Sara Vargas thrilled the big audience at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, when she posted the first 300 game of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and the seventh by a woman in the history of the Bowling World Cup. The 2006 World Ranking Masters champion, who traveled to Hermosillo as a spectator, was added to the tournament roster when travel complications forced Colombian qualifier Rocio Restrepo to miss the trip. "It's much too early to think about winning, but the 300 already made the trip worthwhile," said Vargas. To watch our video of Sara's final frames

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Glover, Vargas shine at women's QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup opening day

Sara Vargas shoots first 300 of the tournament in the second game

2008BWCSaraVargas_small.jpg 2008BWCZaraGlover_small.jpg Zara Glover of England (left) fired a huge 1424 six-game series Sunday at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico en route to shoot into the lead in the women's division at the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The multiple World and European champion, who won the European Champions Cup last month, had games of 278, 244, 184, 200, 278 and 240 and the highest average of all competitors, both men and women, with 237.33. Colombia's Sara Vargas (right) thrilled the big audience when she posted the first 300 game of this year's event in the second game.

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Video #3 and #4: Opening Ceremonies kick off 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCOpeningCeremonies_small.jpg 82 men and 63 women representing 85 countries from around the world, their families, friends and guests, dignitaries, sponsors and local bowling fans were among the hundreds of people who turned out to see the 44th QubicaAMF World Cup kick off Saturday night at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. The festive and energetic opening ceremonies gave guests a taste of Mexico's culture and flavor and welcomed the World Cup back to Hermosillo for the second time since 1994. To watch our videos

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Larsen, Eoff move to the top in men's division at 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCMartinLarsen_small.jpg 2008BWCDerekEoff_small.jpg Martin Larsen (l.) from Sweden and Team USA's Derek Eoff (r.) overtook the lead in the men's division after day one qualifying in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. Larsen became the early leader of the men's preliminaries with 1372 and an average of 228.67. Eoff finished with 1340 pinfall total to beat out Squad B leader Jack Guay from Canada, for second place by three pins. The men are done for today and will return Monday for the second qualifying block (Squad A at 8 a.m. and Squad B at noon).

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Jack is back, Guay sets the pace in 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCJackGuay_small.jpg Jack Guay (left) from Canada rolled games of 221, 214, 247, 196, 238 and 221 to set the pace in the opening squad in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. Guay, who became the first player in the history of the event to hit a perfect game in 1994 edition also in Hermosillo, had a 1337 six-game total and an average of 222.83. The top 6 players had more than 1300 pins and 22 out of 41 players in this squad averaged 200 or higher. Squad A will take on the lanes at noon, while the women will start competition at 4 p.m.

2008 BWC

11/10/08

Qualifying for the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup starts today

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCOfficialPractice_small.jpg The qualifying for the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup starts on Sunday morning at Bol 300, a brand new 32-laner in Hermosillo, Mexico. The field of 82 men and 63 women representing 85 countries has been divided into two men's squads and one women's squad. Squad B will take on the lanes at 8 a.m. local time for the first six-game block in the preliminaries. Squad A will follow at noon, while the women will start competition at 4 p.m. All competitors, men and women, will bowl four six-game blocks (24 games overall) over four days before the field is cut to the top 24 in each division on Wednesday. 

2008 BWC

11/09/08

Video #2: BWC Practice at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCPractice_small.jpg The 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico from Nov. 7-15, 2008. 89 men and 65 women representing 91 countries have confirmed their participation in this year's event. Hermosillo is a city of 800,000 and is known as 'The Sun City'. It lies in the state of Sonora in the north of Mexico just 250 kilometers from the border with the USA. This will mark a record fifth time that the Bowling World Cup will be staged in Mexico after 1994 in Hermosillo, 1988 and 1968 in Guadalajara, and 1983 in Mexico City. To watch our video from Bol 300

2008 BWC

11/09/08

44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup gets underway with Official Practice and Opening Ceremonies

Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

2008BWCBowl300Interior_small.jpg The 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup starts on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. local time with official practice at Bol 300, a brand new 32-laner (pictured) in Hermosillo, Mexico. The 89 men will be divided into two groups. Group 1 bowl from 8 to 9.15 a.m. and Group B will follow after the men's briefing from 10.15 to 11.30 a.m. The 65 women will also be divided into two groups, which will be sandwiched around the women's briefing from 12.30 to 1.45 p.m. and 2.45 to 4 p.m. The official practice will be followed by the Opening Ceremonies and the Welcome Reception scheduled for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

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