Men's Results

2008 BWC

11/19/09

Choi Yong-Kyu captures first World Cup title for Korea

Denies Michael Schmidt's bid for second World Cup title

2009BWCMenschampionChoiYongKyu1_small.jpgChoi Yong-Kyu (pictured left), who has dominated the men's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia since the second qualifying block, captured the first World Cup title for Korea in the 45-year history of the prestigious event. In the title match top seeded Choi swept 2005 BWC champion Michael Schmidt, Canada, 2-0, and denied Schmidt's bid to become just the second men to win multiple titles. Schmidt also made quick work of No. 3 seed, Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, in the opening match.
The 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held in Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 16-23, 2010, tbc).

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi Yong-Kyu shoots the first 300 game to secure top seed for the men's World Cup finals

Michael Schmidt and Ryan Lalisang to determine the challenger

2009BWCChoiYongKyu4_small.jpg2009BWCMichaelSchmidt3_small.jpgChoi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, who led the men's division since the second qualifying round, rolled the first 300 game of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in the sixth game of round robin match play to secure the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals. Choi finished with 9182 total including 60 bonus (30 per win). 2005 BWC champ and No. 2 seed Michael Schmidt, Canada, and No. 3 Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, will square off in the opening match. PBA superstar Walter Ray Williams Jr., USA, had the field-best 6-2 match play record but missed the show by 70 pins in fifth place.


2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi Yong-Kyu holds on to the lead in the men's division after 32 games

Live streaming to start on Thursday at 12.30 p.m. local time

2009BWCChoiYongKyu4_small.jpg2009BWCWalterRayWilliams6_small.jpgQualifying leader Choi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, averaged 213.25 in the men's Round of 24 of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday night but lost more than 120 pins to the next four bowlers. Kyu held on to the lead with 7358 pinfall total, an average of 229.94, as the field was cut to the top 8 players. All-time PBA titlist Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.), United States, leaped into fifth place but has still a lot of work to do make the cut to the final on Thursday afternoon.

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi holds dominating lead as men's field is cut to 24 in 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Live streaming to start on Thursday at 12.30 p.m. local time

2009BWCChoiYongKyu3_small.jpg2009BWCSonnyReguerra_small.jpgDay two leader Choi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, averaged 248.25 in the final qualifying block to widen his lead from 53 to 286 pins as the men's field was cut to the top 24 in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia. Choi felled 5652 pins, an average of 235.50 over 24 games. Sonny Reguerra (r.), New Zealand, beat out 4-time World Cup champ Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, for the 24th and final spot to advance by three pins, 4963 to 4960.


2009 BWC

11/18/09

Choi Yong-Kyu moves to the top of the men's leaderboard after 16 games

Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

2009BWCLarsenChoiZulkifli_small.jpgKorea's Choi Yong-Kyu (center) moved up one spot during the second qualifying block Tuesday morning at MIBC in Melaka, Malaysia, en route to overtake the lead in the men's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after 16 games with 3666 pinfall total and an average of 229.13. Last's year's runner-up Martin Larsen (l.), Sweden, and second runner-up Zulmazran Zulkifli (r.), Malaysia,moved into second and third place, while Day One leader Michael Schmidt, Canada, slipped to 9th place.


2009 BWC

11/17/09

Former World Cup champion Schmidt leads Men's Division after Qualifying Block 1/3

Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

2009BWCMichaelSchmidt2_small.jpg2005 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (pictured left), Canada, overtook the lead in the men's division after the first qualifying round of the 45th edition in Melaka, Malaysia, with 1880 8-game total and an average of 235.00. The Canadian holds a slim lead over Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea, who had 1978 and last year's runner-up Martin Larsen, Sweden, with 1838. 46-time PBA champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., United States, had a slow start with 1617, good for 36th place in the 87-player field.

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