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2011 BWC

12/08/11

Jason Belmonte averages over 250 to claim the men's title in the 47th Bowling World Cup

Defeats Kalika and Jones to win his first career World Cup title

2011BWCMenTop3_small.jpgJason Belmonte (center) of Australia capped off a highly successful year with his first career victory in the 2011 Bowling World Cup in South Africa after defeating fellow PBA champion Tommy Jones (l.), United States, in the men's title match, two-games-to-one. The two-hander from Down Under, who averaged 255 against Jones, averaged over 250 in the semifinal match against Mykhaylo Kalika (r.) to eliminated the Ukrainian in the deciding third game.

2011 BWC

12/08/11

Aumi Guerra wins second consecutive women's title at Bowling World Cup in South Africa

Becomes the second player in BWC history to successfully defend the title

2011BWCWomenTop3_small.jpgAumi Guerra (center) of the Dominican Republic captured her second consecutive women's World Cup title when she defeated Diandra Asbaty (left), United States, 202-199, in the deciding third game to win the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, two-games-to-one. Asbaty, who was targeting for her second career World Cup title after her victory in 2006 ousted Sandra Andersson (right), Sweden, in the semifinal, 2-1.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

Guerra, Asbaty, Andersson to bowl for women's World Cup title in South Africa

United States secure Bent Petersen Award for the top country

2011BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpg2011BWCDiandraAsbaty3_small.jpgAumi Guerra (l.), Dominican Republic, is one game away from winning her second consecutive Bowling World Cup title. The defending women's champion averaged 231.25 and compiled a 3-4-1 won-loss-tie record Tuesday to easily earn the No. 1 seed for tomorrow's stepladder finals in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the semifinal match starting at 10 a.m. local time, second place Diandra Asbaty , and third place Sandra Andersson, Sweden, will square off.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

Jones, Belmonte, Kalika to bowl for men's World Cup title in South Africa

Jones averages 261 in Round Robin to earn top seed for Wednesday's stepladder finals

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Tommy Jones (l.), United States, averaged 261 for eight games round robin to earn the No. 1 seed for the men's stepladder finals in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Jason Belmonte (r.), Australia and Mykhaylo Kalika, Ukraine, will clash in the opening match Wednesday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jonas and his team mate Diandra Asbaty have already secured the Bent Petersen Award for the top country.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

No changes atop the men's leaderboard in Round of 24 at Bowling World Cup

Top 8 qualifiers advance to Round of 8; Rivera, Belmonte achieve perfection

2011BWCTommyJones3_small.jpg2011BWCJasonBelmonte_small.jpgThe top eight qualifiers survived the second cut in the men's division of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Monday afternoon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Team USA's Tommy Jones (l.) averaged 229.50 for the eight-game block to maintain a 37 pin lead over fellow PBA champion Jason Belmonte (r.) of Australia. Jones led the top eight players into the Round of 8 with 6739 total and an average of 240.68 for 28 games.

2011 BWC

12/06/11

Aumi Guerra targets second consecutive women's Bowling World Cup title

Defending champions is 549 pins ahead of fourth place with only eight games to go

2011BWCAumiGuerra4_small.jpgDefending women's champion Aumi Guerra, will get a chance to become just second woman in the Bowling World Cup history to win back-to-back titles as the Dominican Republic representative has practically secured berth into the stepladder finals though the top 8 women still have to bowl another eight games before the cut to the top 3. Guerra averaged 235.63 over eight games in the Round of 24 to easily maintain her lead with 6748 pinfall total and an average of 241 for 28 games.

2011 BWC

12/05/11

Video No. 3 - Men's HD Slow Motion Studies at 47th Bowling World Cup

2011BWCMenSlomo1.jpg High definition slow-motion studies of strike balls filmed during the men's qualifying of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, featuring PBA star Jason Belmonte, Australia; two-time World Cup champion Michael Schmidt, Canada; world champion Biboy Rivera, Philippines, as well as players from Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.

2011 BWC

12/05/11

Aumi Guerra holds huge 335-pin lead in Women's World Cup heading into Round of 24

Defending champion averages 243.15 for twenty games; cut for 24th place is 3976 (198.80 average)

2011BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpg2011BWCKatrienGoossens_small.jpgAumi Guerra (l.) of the Dominican Republic dominated the women's qualifying of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup which concluded its four-day run Sunday evening at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The defending champion led the 69-player field by 335 pins with 4863 total and an average of 243.15 for twenty games. Katrien Goossens (r.), Belgium, took the 24th and last place to advance with 3976 total and an average of 198.

2011 BWC

12/05/11

Tommy Jones wins men's qualifying at 47th Bowling World Cup in South Africa

Leads top 24 qualifiers into next round; cut for 24th place is 4272 (213.60 average)

2011BWCTommyJones2_small.jpg2011BWCThomasGross2_small.jpgTommy Jones (l.), United States, averaged 240.4 on the last qualifying day in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup en route to lead the top qualifiers into the Round of 24 Monday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 13-time PBA champion used a 1202 five-game series to overtake the lead with 4903 total and an average of 245.15 for 20 games. Thomas Gross (r.), Austria, took the 24th and last place to advance with 4272 (213.60).

2011 BWC

12/04/11

Jason Belmonte continues to lead in Men's World Cup with 250-plus average after three blocks

Lucas Legnani shoots third perfecto of the tournament; cut for 24th place is 3237 (215.80 average)

2011BWCJasonBelmonte_small.jpg2011BWCLucasLengani_small.jpgJason Belmonte (l.) rolled one of eight 1200-plus series (a 240 average) on the third day of qualifying in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Saturday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa and continued to lead the 81-player men's division with 3755 total and an average of 250.33 for 15 games. Lucas Legnani (r.) of Argentina started his third block with a bang by rolling the third 300 game of the tournament.

2011 BWC

12/04/11

Scores are going through the roof in South Africa; Aumi Guerra averages over 260 in Block 3

Defending women's champion widens her lead to 299 pins; cut for 24th place is 2997 (199.80)

2011BWCAumiGuerra3_small.jpgThe scores in the women's division of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup went through the roof on the third day of qualifying at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Leading the 69-player field by 127 pins and an average of 241.7 after ten games, defending champion Aumi Guerra (pictured) of the Dominican Republic averaged over 260 in the third five-game block to widen her lead to an enormous 299 pins with five more qualifying games to go. Guerra had games of 278, 234, 267, 246 and 279.

2011 BWC

12/03/11

Video No. 2 - Impressions from the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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The 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup got underway on Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2011 with the men's and women's official practice at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the second time after 1993 that South Africa hosts the BWC. Northcliff Bowling Center, which belongs to the chain of Let's Go Bowling South Africa, is 24-laner with QubicaAMF equipment.

2011 BWC

12/03/11

Aumi Guerra paces women's division as World Cup qualifying reaches halfway mark

Defending champion averages over 241 for ten games; cut for 24th place is currently 1990 (199 average)

2011BWCAumiGuerra2_small.jpgDefending champion Aumi Guerra (pictured), Dominican Republic, added an huge 1272 five-game series to the 1145 of the first block to overtake the lead in the women's preliminaries as qualifying has reached the halfway mark at the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in South Africa. Guerra rolled games of 244, 280, 279, 190 and another 279 Friday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg to pace the field of 69 women with 2417 ten-game total (241.7 average).

2011 BWC

12/03/11

Video No. 1 - Opening Ceremonies of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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150 players - 81 men and 69 women - from 82 countries participate in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2011 at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Opening Ceremonies was held in the 'World of Beer' and featured Zulu dancers before all the bowlers marched in. The center, situated in the heart of the Johannesburg Newtown Cultural Precinct, reveals the history of beer. It was opened by former President Nelson Mandela more than 16 years ago, on May 15, 1995.

2011 BWC

12/03/11

Jason Belmonte continues to lead men's division at 47th Bowling World Cup

Tommy Jones rolls second perfect in Block 2; cut for 24th place is 2145 (214.5 average)

201112PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpg201112PBATommyJones_small.jpgJason Belmonte (l.), Australia, held on the lead in the men's qualifying of the 47th Bowling World Cup after the second five-game block Friday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 2008-2009 PBA Rookie of the Year toppled 1257 in the second block (251.40) for 2535 ten-game total. Belmonte has an 80-pin cushion over fellow PBA champion Tommy Jones (r.), United States.

2011 BWC

12/02/11

Jason Belmonte shoots first 300 game of 47th Bowling World Cup in South Africa

Australian two-hander averages over 255 to lead men's division after 5/20 qualifying games

2011BWCKimmoLehtonen_small.jpg2011BWCJasonBelmonte_small.jpgFresh off am outstanding performance in the PBA World Series of Bowling Jason Belmonte (l.) fired a 1278 series, an average of 255.60 for five games, to take a commanding lead in the men's division of the 47th Bowling World Cup Thursday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two-hander from Down Under, who posted the first 300 game of the 47th BWC, hold a 69-pin lead over Finland's top lefty bowler, Kimmo Lehtonen (r.).

2011 BWC

12/02/11

Argentina's Mercedes Perez leads women's division at Bowling World Cup after first block

Defending champion Aumi Guerra sits in second place; cut for 24th place is currently 991 (198.20 average)

2011BWCMercedesPerez_small.jpg2011BWCAumiGuerra_small.jpgMercedes Perez de la Losa (l.) of Argentina averaged 231.40 in the first qualifying block of the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to take the early lead in the women's division with 1157 five-game total Wednesday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Perez had games of 201, 255, 202, 258 and 241 to hold a 12-pin lead over defending champion Aumi Guerra (r.), Dominican Republic, who positioned herself in second place with 1145.

United States

11/29/11

Asbaty, Jones headed to South Africa for World Cup

2011BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg201112PBATommyJones_small.jpgTommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., and Diandra Asbaty of Chicago will look to continue the success Team USA has had in international competition in 2011 when they take part in the World Cup this week. The 47th QubicaAMF World Cup, the final event on the Team USA schedule in 2011, begins Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 80 countries expected to take part. The World Cup begins with official practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Virgin Islands

10/29/11

Virgin Islands Bowling Federation announces top qualifiers

Terri Depka, Charles Richards represent V.I. at the Bowling World Cup

2011BWCVirginIslandDepkaPowell_small.jpgThe Virgin Islands Bowling Federation held its annual National Team Qualifying Roll-off for the 2012 season on Oct. 14-16 at Tropical Ten Pins on St. Croix. Wendell Powell and Terri Depka (pictured) were awarded the titles of V.I. Male and Female Bowlers of the Year by the V.I. Bowling Federation. 2011 top bowlers, Depka and Charles Richards, will represent the Virgin Islands at the QubicaAMF World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa in November.

2011 BWC

10/06/11

Guerra, Schmidt to defend their titles at QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in South Africa

It's only the second time in the 47-year history that both champions will return

2011BWCBanner_small.jpg2010BWCChampionsAumiGuerraMichaelSchmidt2_small.jpgThe 2010 Bowling World Cup champions, Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic and Canadian Michael Schmidt  will defend the women's and men's title at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 30th to December 7th, 2011. It marks only the second time in the 47-year history of the event that both reigning champions will return. The other occasion was 1993 when the tournament was also held in Johannesburg.

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