World Bowling Tour

World Bowling Tour

08/10/16

2016 World Bowling Tour Schedule & Champions

Schedule currently features nine events, six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany, Thailand and United States

2016WBTLogo_small.jpg In its sixth season since the inception in the year 2011, the 2016 World Bowling Tour features eight regular tournaments, including six in the Middle East, and one each in Germany and Thailand. The ninth event and the only WBT "major" this season is the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII to be staged from November 27 through December 11, 2016 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States. The next stop is the World Bowling Tour Thailand scheduled for August 6-12 in Bangkok, Thailand.

2016 WBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Sweden's Martin Larsen takes over lead in World Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Bahrain's Yousif Falah sits atop the qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals after the conclusion of the Brunswick Euro Challenge

2016EBT05MartinLarsen_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

2016 WBT Women's Point Ranking

03/22/16

Danielle McEwan widens lead in World Bowling Tour Women's Ranking to 170 points

American leads qualifying standings for the 2016 WBT Finals with maximum 150 points

2016EBT05DanielleMcEwan2_small.jpg The 2016 World Bowling Tour currently features nine tournaments. Next stop is the the WBT Thailand event August 6-12 in Bangkok. Players earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. "Majors" award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. Based on the scores from the 2016 events, the top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/22/16

Dom Barrett, Danielle McEwan win 2015 World Bowling Tour Finals

Using an experimental World Bowling scoring system, Barrett rolls unique 10-frame "perfect game" in winning men's title

2015WBTFinalsDomBarrettDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgAfter traversing the globe competing against the top bowlers in the world over a span of two years, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and Danielle McEwan (r.) of Stony Point, N.Y., emerged as the winners of the 2015 World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Using an experimental World Bowling scoring system, Barrett rolled a one-of-a-kind perfect game in defeating five-time PBA Tour winner Mike Fagan of Berkley, Calif., 300-256.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/22/16

2015 World Bowling Tour comes to an end with the WBT Finals

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 World Bowling Tour came to an end with the Men's and Women's Finals at Woodland Bowl. The 2015 Tour, which started with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas in October 2014, featured 19 tournaments in Asia (2), Europe (2), Middle East (9) and the U.S. (6), including seven "majors" and 12 regular tournaments. The top three men and and women in a separate point ranking (since Nov. 1, 2013) competed in the season-ending WBT Finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2016.

2015 WBT Men's Point Ranking

12/20/15

Dom Barrett leads World Bowling Tour men's ranking heading into the 2016 WBT season

Englishman holds an 82 and 169-pin cushion over Jason Belmonte and Martin Larsen based on points earned in the calendar years 2014 and 2015; Barrett, Belmonte and Mike Fagan advance to the World Bowling Tour finals in Indianapolis, Feb. 13, 2016; WBT men's ranking totally dominated by PBA bowlers

2015PBADomBarrett_small.jpgThe 2015 World Bowling Tour concluded with the Women's World Championships and the PBA World Championips featuring 19 tournaments including seven "majors" (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include all events from 2014 and 2015. The qualifying standings for the 2015 WBT Finals are different as they include all WBT events since Nov. 1, 2013.

2015 WBT Women's Point Ranking

12/20/15

Danielle McEwan finishes 2015 atop World Bowling Tour women's rankings

Team USA member leads her team mates Liz Johnsin and Kelly Kulick by 8 and 14 pins, resp., based on points earned in the calendar years 2014 and 2015; Kulick, McEwan and Johnson advance to the World Bowling Tour finals in Indianapolis, Feb. 13, 2016

2015WWCMastersDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgThe 2015 World Bowling Tour concluded with the Women's World Championships and the PBA World Championips featuring 19 tournaments including seven "majors" (award double ranking points). The top 50 men and women earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include all events from 2014 and 2015. The qualifying standings for the 2015 WBT Finals are different as they include all WBT events since Nov. 1, 2013.

2015 EBT #16 / 2015 WBT #16

12/02/15

Weier defeats Rash to win his first EBT, WBT and PBA title in 15th Qatar Bowling Open

2015EBT16SeanRashCameronWeier_small.jpgIn an all-American championship match with the two game total determining the winner, PBA rookie Cameron Weier (r.) stunned nine-time PBA champion Sean Rash (l.), 453-431, to win the 15th Qatar Bowling Open and the $40,000 top prize Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. It marks the first victory for Weier on the European Bowling Tour, the World Bowling Tour and also on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. Rash received $20,000 for second place.

2015 World Bowling Tour #13

07/15/15

Osku Palermaa defeats Isao Yamamoto to win his fifth PBA title in Bowling World Open

Both No. 2 seeds capture the titles in the arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan, as Joey Yeo edges Birgit Pöppler to win the women's title; each champion earns 10 million Yen (approx. $81,814)

2015BWOChampionOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2015BWOChampionJoeyYeo2_small.jpgBig payday for Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (l.) and Joey Yeo (r.) of Singapore as the No. 2 seeds captured the men's and women's titles and the 10 million Yen first-place checks (approx. $81,814) in the Bowling World Open finals in an arena-style setting at Makuhari-Messe in Tokyo, Japan. Palermaa defeated Japan's Isao Yamamoto, 248-224, to his fifth career PBA title. Yeo edged top-seeded Birgit Pöppler of Germany, 207-204.

World Bowling Tour News

05/26/15

Registration for Bowling World Open is underway

World Bowling Tour "major" event will be held July 9-12 in Tokyo, Japan; 48 million Yen or 400,000 U.S. Dollar at stake with 10 million Yen ($83.145) going to the men's and to the women's champion

2015WBOLogo4_small.jpgRegistration for the preliminaries of the inaugural Bowling World Open is underway. The BWO, the 13th event of the 2015 World Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "major" tournaments, will be held from July 9th to 12th in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. It is the richest event on the 2015 WBT schedule featuring a total prize fund of 48 million Yen or approximately 400,000 U.S. Dollar with 10 million Yen (approx. $83.145) each going to the men's and women's champion.

2015 WBT News

03/31/15

World Bowling Tour welcomes Tokyo to its list of major events in 2015

Bowling World Open, a "major" on the WBT, will be held July 9-12; offers 10,000,000 million Japanese Yen (approx. US$83,000) top prize

WBTLogo_small.jpg The World Bowling Tour has announced today it has added the Bowling World Open in Tokyo, Japan, to its list of "major" events for 2015. Utilizing an existing world class bowling venue and an adapted built-in lane construction to one of Tokyo's convention centers, the event is set to impress with a generous prize pool and a tournament schedule showcasing men and women athletes from around the world. Set to take place July 9-12, the international event amplifies the already sensational list of tour locations for 2015.

2015 World Bowling Tour

03/23/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick still lead World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgAfter a busy four weeks with World Bowling Tour events held in three different countries, England's Dom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) maintained their positions at the top of the WBT rankings. Both leaders took part in all three events - the H.H. Emir Cup 2015 in Doha, Qatar, the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship in Sitra, Bahrain, and the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

2015 World Bowling Tour

02/14/15

Dom Barrett, Kelly Kulick sit atop World Bowling Tour Rankings

2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014PBAKellyKulick2_small.jpgDom Barrett (l.) and the United States' Kelly Kulick (r.) sit atop the World Bowling Tour rankings. Double points were awarded at the Masters, which is a major event on the World Bowling Tour schedule. Barrett earned 26 points and leads the points list with 614 points. Kulick did not compete but still leads the field with 558 points. The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is the H.H. Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, from Feb. 22-27.

2014 WBT Finals

01/20/15

2014 World Bowling Tour Finals air Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Finals to feature experimental World Bowling scoring system

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI concludes with the introduction of an experimental scoring system being used by World Bowling during the telecast of the World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals presented by the PBA Sunday, January 25 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The top 3 men and three women in the WBT rankings earned their berths in the 2014 finals, based on a rolling two-year points ranking involving a series of tournaments held around the world.

2015 EBT #1 / 2015 WBT #6

01/11/15

Paul Moor starts 2015 European Bowling Tour with victory in 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Englishman wins his 16th European Bowling Tour title and his first PBA title with 225-204 win against Finland's Joonas Jehkinen

2015EBT01PaulMoor2_small.jpg Paul Moor of England (pictured) defeated Joonas Jehkinen of Finland, 225-204, to kick off the 2015 European Bowling Tour with victory in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Sunday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. By winning his EBT record 16th career title (Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa is second with 13 titles) and his first Professional Bowlers Association title, the 36-year-old lefty earned the 13.000 Euro top prize and took the early lead in the 2015 men's point ranking.

2015 World Bowling Tour #4

12/02/14

Marshall Kent wins Masters event in 8th Kingdom International Open

Kent earns his first PBA title with 257-206 victory over Swede Martin Larsen; Craig Nidiffer wins his second 5,000 Dollar in check in Day 1 Shootout

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpgHeading into its first adult World Championship, PBA rookie Marshall Kent (l.), United States, defeated three-time World Champion Martin Larsen (r.) of Sweden, 257-206, to win the Masters event in the 8th Kingdom International Open Tuesday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kent, who owns two European Bowling Tour titles, earned $10,000 for the victory. Larsen received $7,000 for second place.

2014 EBT #19 / 2015 WBT 3

11/27/14

Dom Barrett goes back-to-back in Qatar; defeats Stu Williams for his fourth career PBA title

2014EBT19Top4_small.jpgIn the title match of the 14th Qatar Open between England's PBA champions, Dominic Barrett defeated Stuart Williams, 395-388 over two games total pins, to defend his title and to win his fourth career title and 40,000 U.S. Dollar. It was also Barrett's 10th European Bowling Tour title. In the semi-finals, Barrett came back from a 26-pin deficit to defeat Martin Larsen of Sweden, 510-469. Williams, the No. 1 seed, ousted Cameron Weier, United States, in the other match, 434-421.

2015 World Bowling Tour #2

11/22/14

Song Si Ra wins Open Division title in It's Daejeon International Open Bowling Tournament

Second-seeded Korean woman defeats tournament leader Choi Tae Seung in the title match to earn 40.000.000 Korean Won (approx. USD 35,925); Singapore's Cherie Tan emerges as Women's Division champion

2014ItsDaejeonOpenTop3_small.jpgIn an all-Korean title match between the top-seeded players, Song Si Ra (c.) defeated tournament leader Choi Tae Seung (l.), 231-205, to win the Open Division title in the It's Daejeon Open and the 40 million Korean Won top prize or approximately USD 35,925. The TV finals started with the Women's Division finale in which Cherie Tan of Singapore defeated Sung Gyeong Eun of Korea, 246-202, to claim the title and the 8 million Korean Won first prize check (approx. USD 7,185).

2014 WBT Finals

11/02/14

Koivuniemi, Kulick win 2014 World Bowling Tour Finals titles

Experimental match play scoring system unveiled

2014WBTFinalsKulickKoivuniemi_small.jpgExperimental scoring system or not, veteran professional champions Mika Koivuniemi (r.) of Hartland, Mich., and Kelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., proved great bowling prevails as winners of the fourth annual World Bowling Tour Men's and Women's Finals at the new South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. The WBT Finals featured the top three men and top three women of the WBT point ranking who earned their berths in the finals through a two-year global competition points race.

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