2008 Hermosillo

2008 BWC

11/08/08

Video #1: First impressions from the Hermosillo, Mexico

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

2008BWCFirstImpressions_small.jpg 89 men and 65 women representing 91 countries are traveling to Hermosillo in Mexico to participate in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, one the most prestigious tournaments in the sport of tenpin bowling. The 2008 BWC will be held at Bol 300, brand new 32-lane center, from Nov. 7-15, 2008. As every year, Bowlingdigital covers the World Cup live with results and updates after each round, lots of photos and our much-anticipated high definition videos. To watch Bowlingdigital's Beat Grauwiler and Favio Cuva on their way from Switzerland to Mexico including the first impressions from Hermosillo please

2008 BWC

11/08/08

Players from 91 countries expected to participate in 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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

2008BWCLogo_small.jpg Friday, Nov. 7 is the last day of arrival of the competitors in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. 89 men and 65 women representing 91 countries are expected to participate in this year's event. Our favorites in the men's division include 3-time World Champion Martin Larsen from Sweden and Team USA's Derek Eoff, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia and Mads Sandbækken, Norway. On the women's side, we wouldn't be surprised if the championship match would feature defending champion Ann-Maree Putney, Australia and two-time BWC champion Shannon Pluhowsky, United States. However, there are many players who have other plans.

BWC Preview

11/07/08

Live Coverage from the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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

2008BWCWelcome_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 are expected to participate in this year's event. 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. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Hermosillo with results and updates after each round featuring photos and our much-anticipated high definition videos commencing November 7 all the way through to the finals on Friday, November 14.

Philippines

11/07/08

Cebuana ready for Bowling World Cup

Republished courtesy of Sun Star - Philippines (Nov. 7, 2008)

2008BWCLogo_small.jpg Cebu City's talented young lady bowler Kim Lao will try to bring glory to the country as she competes on Nov. 7 to 15 in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Hermosillo, Mexico. The 18-year-old Linguistics student of the University of the Philippines Diliman earned her ticket to this world tournament after she dethroned last year's representative and veteran bowler Liza Del Rosario last September in the 2008 Bowling World Cup National Finals at the Mall of Asia. Along with Lao, representing the country in the men's division will be Jeffrey Carabeo.

United States

11/06/08

Pluhowsky and Eoff ready to represent United States at 2008 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

200809PBAWSShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg 2007MAZCDerekEoff_small.jpg During her tenure on Team USA, Shannon Pluhowsky (l.) has been a familiar face at the QubicaAMF World Cup. This week, she'll make her fourth appearance at the event and looks to become the first bowler to capture the coveted title three times. Beginning Saturday, players from more than 90 countries will take to the lanes at 32-lane Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. The 26-year-old left-hander will be joined by 2008 USBC Team Trials champion and two-time Team USA member Derek Eoff, who hopes to bring the men's title home to the United States for the second consecutive year.

India

10/27/08

India's hopes in QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup rest on young shoulders

2008BWCRahulSolanki_small.jpg The Tenpin Bowling Federation of India, TBF (I), has announced that Rahul Solanki will be India's representative in the men's division of the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The prestigious event will be held at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico from Nov. 7-15, 2008. "In was always my opinion that tenpin bowling is a sport in which India has the ability and potential to have world-class athletes and hopefully champions in future. We hope that Rahul will be able to inspire others and contribute to the growth of the sport in our country", added Mr. Karti P. Chidambaram, President, TBF (I).

2008 BWC

10/23/08

Family connections are again strong at 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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

2008BWCLogo_small.jpg In 1971, Benny Corona represented Mexico in the Bowling World Cup in Hong Kong, finishing second. Now, 37 years later, his nephew, Rodolfo, will proudly take part in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo (Nov. 7-15, 2008) in his home country, and will surely be trying to go one better than his uncle and win the title. Family connections are again strong this year and the BWC will be welcoming four married couples. The 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, is the world's largest annual sports event in terms of the number of countries participating.

France

10/20/08

The Saccos win French Bowling World Cup qualifier

2008MWCFrancoisSacco_small.jpg 2006EBT18IsabelleSaldjian_small.jpg Top French bowlers Isabelle Sacco (nee Saldjian) and husband Francois Sacco, who got married in August, have booked their trip to the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008). The couple won the French BWC qualifier October 19 and 20 at Orgeval, a state-of-the-art bowling center 15 miles west of Paris, which opened its doors in April. 64 men and 32 women advanced from regional eliminators to the final.

Czech Republic

09/30/08

Hanusíková, Kutina book their tickets to Hermosillo in Czech QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifier

AMF Bowling in Pardubice, Czech Republic (Sep. 19-21, 2008)

  Blanka Hanusíková and Karel Kutina won the women's and men's QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifier at AMF Bowling in Pardubice, Czech Republic and will represent their country in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico. 102 players battled it out for the two tickets to Hermosillo at the 18-laner in Pardubice from Sep. 19-21, 2008. The 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will take place at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, from November 7-15, 2008.

2008 BWC

09/27/08

Putney to defend QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup title in Hermosillo

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

2008BWCLogo_small.jpg Australia's Ann-Maree Putney will try to emulate her compatriot Jeanette Baker Finch and win back-to-back QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup titles when she competes in the 44th edition of the prestigious event from November 7-15 at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico. Putney won the women's title last year in St Petersburg, Russia, and will make her seventh BWC appearance in Mexico. Bol 300 opened for business in July and has 32 QubicaAMF lanes equipped with the very latest scoring equipment. 

Hungary

09/26/08

Pesek wins sixth consecutive Bowling World Cup Qualifier in Hungary

Men's champion Puskás will make his BWC debut in Hermosillo

2007HUNBeatrixPesek_small.jpg Beatrix Pesek (pictured) and Bertalan Puskás won the Hungarian Bowling World Cup Qualifier last Sunday in Székesfehérvár from No. 1 seed. 13 women and 45 men battled it out to represent Hungary in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico from Nov. 7-15, 2008. Pesek, who hasn't lost in a BWC qualifier since 2003, rolled 185 and 189 to come back from a 5-pin deficit against second seeded Franciska Vajda to win her sixth consecutive berth into the BWC, 374-357. Puskás secured his first appearance in the World Cup with a 464 to 415 victory against #4 Zoltán Skobrics.

Malaysia

09/23/08

Zulmazran, Esther to play in World Cup

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia (Sep. 22, 2008)

2008ASCEstherCheah_small.jpg 2008AsCZulmazranZulkifli_small.jpg Malaysia's most potent bowlers currently -- Zulmazran Zulkifli and former world champion Esther Cheah -- will compete in the AMF World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico on Nov 7-15. The selection of Zulmazran and Esther by the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) proves the congress is serious about ending the country's 40-year-old AMF drought.

Israel

09/23/08

Oren, Aviram to represent Israel in 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2006BWCMorAviram_small.jpg 2008BWCOmerOren_small.jpg Omer Oren and Mor Aviram will represent Israel in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which will be staged from November 7-15, 2008 in Hermosillo, Mexico. Oren won the Israeli BWC qualifier at Gan-Shmuel bowling center while Aviram lost to 16-year-old Shir Levi in the women's finals, two-games-to-one, to finish second. Shir will be unable to participate in Hermosillo for personal reasons and will be replaced by Mor Aviram.

Netherlands

09/15/08

Breeschoten, Pittens win Dutch QubicaAMF World Cup national finals

2008BWCNLLisanneBreeschotenMaartenPittens_small.jpg Lisanne Breeschoten and Maarten Pittens won the QubicaAMF World Cup national finals Sunday in Scheveningen, Netherlands. The winners will represent their country in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from November 7-15, 2008 in Hermosillo, Mexico. Both players earned the No. 1 seed after round robin but lost the lead at halfway point of the position round matches against No. 2 seeds Haandrikman and Robin Geeris. Breeschoten and Pittens rebounded with a bunch of strikes in the second half to both win the matches and the tournament.

IBI Cover Story

09/14/08

Second time's the Charm By Fred Groh

Republished courtesy of International Bowling Industry (August 2008)

 Fernando Gutiérrez went to the AMF World Cup in 1992, and made the decision then and there. He wanted to host it someday. In fact, he wanted to host it at his bowling center as soon as possible. Given the prestige of the World Cup, this was not such an unusual ambition. It is the largest single-sport competition in the world, marking its 44th year this November. But it was an unusual request when Gutiérrez made it of the AMF powers-that be who had come to Le Mans in 1992, because Gutiérrez did not own a bowling center and never had.

Israel

09/13/08

Oren, Levy secure Israeli spots for 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2008BWCIsraeliQualifiers_small.jpg Omer Oren and Shir Levy won the men's and women's division in the Israeli Bowling World Cup qualifier Thursday at Gan-Shmuel bowling center. After the 18-game preliminaries, Oren, 24, from Netanya, was seeded 8th spot for the 12-player single-elimination finals. He sidelined Aviv Alfital, Liad Leshem and No. 1 seeded Or Aviram to claim the men's title. 16-year-old Levy from Gan-Shmuel, seeded 1st, stunned Israel's 2006 BWC representative, Mor Aviram, the No. 2 seed, with a 2-1 victory (184-148, 166-170, 189-170) in the best-of-three game women's finals.

Switzerland

09/13/08

Manico, Keel to represent Switzerland in QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2008BWCBigiManicoTheoKeel_small.jpg Bigi Manico and Theo Keel won the Swiss World Cup qualifier September 6-7 at Bowling Lausanne Vidy and will represent their country in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from November 7-15, 2008 in Hermosillo, Mexico. It was business as usual for Manico, who won her seventh ticket to the World Cup. In the men's division, Keel secured his first-ever World Cup appearance with a one-pin victory in the final match against Jean-Marc Godel to beat out Sandro Ancarani for the top spot by 20 pins.

Philippines

09/12/08

Kim upsets favorite By Edri K. Aznar

Republished courtesy of Sun.Star - Philippines (Sep. 11, 2008)

2008BWCLogo_small.jpg In an unexpected turn of events, Philippine team member and brilliant young bowler, Kim Lao, earned the right to represent the country in the 44th Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico after pulling off an impressive upset over veteran international bowler Liza Del Rosario in the 2008 Bowling World Cup National Title, last Sunday, at the Mall of Asia. Lao will be joined by 34-year-old businessman Jeff Carabeo to represent the Philippines on Nov. 7 to 15 in Mexico.

Malaysia

09/10/08

Back-up keglers to play at AMF World Cup By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia (Sep. 10, 2008)

Malaysia have the distinction of having won bowling titles in every world meet with the exception of the AMF World Cup which has remained elusive since its inception in 1968. And it has become more difficult to win the title after the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) decided to scrap it from its list of priority tournaments three years ago. The tournament is now reserved for the national back-up bowlers. When it was a priority event, the national bowlers did make the podium several times but never lifted the title.

Brazil

08/18/08

Zoghaib and Rodrigues win 17th Brazil Open to represent Brazil in 2008 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Tiger Bowling Center Lanes in Sao Paulo, Brazil (August 14-17, 2008)

2008BWCRobertaRodrigues_small.jpg 2008BWCRenanZoghaib_small.jpg Renan Zoghaib and Roberta Rodrigues won the 17th Brazil Open Cup QubicaAMF 2008 at Tiger Bowling Center Lanes in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will represent Brazil in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from November 7-15, 2008 in Hermosillo, Mexico. Zoghaib (l.) and Rodrigues (r.) led the men’s and women’s division after 18 games with 208.28 and 200.06 average, respectively, en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the five-player stepladder finals; a huge advantage as the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

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