2012 WBT

2012 World Bowling Tour

11/12/12

Missy Parkin, Chris Barnes triumph in World Bowling Tour Finals

Parkin wins women's title from top seed; Barnes climbs from third to first in men's final

2012EBT16MissyParkin2_small.jpg2012EBT16ChrisBarnes2_small.jpgMissy Parkin (l.) of Lake Forest, Calif. and Chris Barnes (r.) of Double Oak, Texas, took different routes to win the women's and men's title at the Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Women's Finals presented by the PBA Saturday at South Point Exhibition Hall, Las Vegas, Nev. The 2012 World Bowling Tour was made up of 12 tournaments around the world and players earned points based on how they finished in each event.

2012 WBT

11/02/12

World Bowling Tour Finals set for Nov. 10 in Las Vegas

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The 2012 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour regular season came to a close over the weekend and the players who will battle for a $70,000 prize pool in a special season-ending event has been determined. The top three men and top three women in the tour points standings advanced to the WTBA Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Finals, which will take place in Las Vegas, United States, on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific.

2012 World Bowling Tour #12

10/28/12

Jason Belmonte beats Sean Rash to win his fifth PBA title in Australian Masters

Diandra Asbaty defeats Missy Parkin in all-U.S. affair to claim women's title

2012AUSMastersJasonBelmonteDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia defeated PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash, United States, 2-1, to win the World Bowling Tour's AMF Australian Masters Saturday at AMF Bowling Rooty Hill RSL in Sydney, Australia. Belmonte pocketed $25000 Australian Dollar (approx. USD 25,860) for the victory and was awarded a PBA international title, his fifth career PBA title. In an all U.S.-affair Diandra Asbaty (r.) swept Missy Parkin, 2-0, to win the women's title.

2012 World Bowling Tour

10/28/12

2012 WBT Rankings - Men's Division after Australia (Final Standings)

Players with country, ranking points earned in 2012 and 2011, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2012 World Bowling Tour featured 12 events in 8 countries - five in the United States and one each in Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Kuwait and Thailand. The top 50 men and the top 50 women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle (2011-12). The top 3 men and top 3 women in the WBT rankings qualified for the World Bowling Tour finals on Nov. 10, 2012 in Las Vegas.

2012 World Bowling Tour

10/28/12

2012 WBT Rankings - Women's Division after Australia (Final Standings)

Players with country, ranking points earned in 2012 and 2011, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes

WBTLogo_small.jpg The 2012 World Bowling Tour featured 12 events in 8 countries - five in the United States and one each in Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Kuwait and Thailand. The top 50 men and the top 50 women earned points based on how they finished in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle (2011-12). The top 3 men and top 3 women in the WBT rankings qualified for the World Bowling Tour finals on Nov. 10, 2012 in Las Vegas.

2012 World Bowling Tour

10/09/12

World Bowling Tour Finals all but set with one event left

Three PBA champions, three U.S. women to bowl for total prize fund of $70,000

WBTLogo_small.jpgThe top three men and top three women who will advance to the WTBA World Bowling Tour Finals are all but set with just one event remaining on the 2012 schedule. With the recent conclusions of the PTT World Bowling Tour Thailand Tournament and the Columbia 300 Vienna Open, the World Bowling Tour rankings picture has become clearer heading into the season-ending finals, which will take place Nov. 10 in Las Vegas, United States.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/08/12

Chris Barnes wins his 14th career PBA title in the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Beats Sean Rash in the title match to capture his second EBT title in Vienna

2012EBT16ChrisBarnes3_small.jpgIn front of the biggest crowd ever at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, Chris Barnes (pictured), United States, captured his second title in the Columbia 300 Vienna Open and the 7.000 Euro top prize. Barnes was also awarded his 14th career PBA title and his first on the World Bowling Tour. In the title match of an all-PBA champions finale, Barnes, defeated reigning PBA player of the Year Sean Rash, United States, 257-214. Tommy Jones, United States, and England's Stuart Williams finished third and fourth.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/07/12

Stuart Williams wins qualifying at 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Cut for 52nd place is 1309 (218.17 average)

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2012EBT16BirgitPoppler_small.jpgStuart Williams (l.) of England remained unchallenged in the 17th and last squad en route to win the qualifying in the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Williams was the lone player in the 303 player field who surpassed the 1500 mark with 1544 total and an average of 257.33. Birgit Pöppler (r.) of Germany was the best of 55 women in second place with 1466 including 248 handicap and the only 300 game of the tournament so far.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/07/12

Tommy Jones & Stuart Williams take over lead in Doubles at Vienna Open

Team USA member Jones leaps into third place in Singles; qualifying leader Williams is now 1, 2 and 3 in Doubles; cut for 52nd place is still 1308 (218 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliamsTommyJones_small.jpgStuart Williams of England and Team USA's Tommy Jones teamed in Squad 16 to overtake the lead in the Doubles competition of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 2802 pinfall total and an average of 233.50. Williams (l.) , England's first PBA champion, who leads qualifying with 1544 and an average of 257.33, rolled a 1346 series and Jones (r.), a 13-time PBA champion, led Squad 16 with 1456 (242 average) en route to move into third place in the overall qualifying standings.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/07/12

Two women move into top 8 in Squad 15 at 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Liz Johnson and Nicole Heberle roll 1398 and 1392 series to move into sixth and eights place; cut for 52nd place is now 1308 (218 average)

2012EBT16LizJohnson_small.jpg2012EBT04NicoleHeberle_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured left) of the United States rolled games of 289, 224, 224, 190, 223 and 200 in Squad 15 of the 10th Vienna Open to into sixth place in the overall qualifying standings with 1398 including handicap. Nicole Heberle (right) of Germany was mere six pins behind with 1392 to take eighths place. Tanner Spacey, United States, is the man on the bubble in 52nd place with 1308 and an average of 218.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Mathieu BergĂšs, Jens SĂžrensen add their names to the leaderboard in Vienna

Swiss and Dane roll 1314 and 1301 series, resp., to move into top 52; cut is now 1295 (215.83 average)

2012EBT16MathieuBerges_small.jpg2012EBT16JensSorensen_small.jpgMathieu BergĂšs (l.) of Switzerland and Dane Jens SĂžrensen (r.) took different routes to move into the top 52 in qualifying at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Only 28 players took to the lanes at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, on early Saturday morning to kick off the final qualifying day. BergĂšs totaled 1314 pins, an average of 219, en route to leap into 40th place in the overall standings. Sorensen had 1301 (216.83), good for 49th place.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Erik Andersin, Paul Moor move into top 52 in the last squad on Friday

Swede and Englishman move into 34th and 47th place; no changes atop the Singles and Doubles leaderboard; cut is now 1290 (215 average)

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Erik Andersin of Sweden struck three times in the ninth and tenth frame of his last game in Squad 13 on early Saturday morning to finish with 1318 total, an average of 219.17, en route to move into 34th place in the overall qualifying standings of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Three-time EBT point ranking champion Paul Moor of England was 12 pins behind to take 47th place with 1306. The cutoff number for 52nd place is now 1290 (215 avg.).

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Chris Barnes leads Squad 12 to move into 12th place at Columbia 300 Vienna Open

No changes in the top 8 in the 5 p.m. squad; cut nears the 1300-mark, is now 1288 (214.67 average)

2012EBT16ChrisandLyndaBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured left with his wife, Lynda), United States, set the tone in the 12th of 17 qualifying squads at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Friday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna. The 13-time PBA champion, who won the gold medal at the World Singles Championships on Cyprus last month, toppled 1381 pins improving his previous high series by 24 pins en route to leap six spots into 12th place in the overall qualifying standings. Lynda leaped into 33rd place with 1319.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Birgit Pöppler shoots first perfecto of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

German international jumps into second place overall with 1466; teams with Stuart Williams to move into second place in Doubles; cut for 52nd place is now 1279 (213.17 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliamsBirgitPoppler_small.jpgGerman national team member Birgit Pöppler (r.) had the first 300 game of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Squad 11 on Friday afternoon en route to move into second place in both the overall qualifying standings and the Doubles competition. Pöppler started her series with 238 and achieved perfection in game two. She closed out with 206, 246, 225 and 203 for 1466 including handicap. She teamed with Stuart Williams of England, who added 1292 for 2758 total.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

Joachim Karlsson sets the tone in Friday's Squad 10 in Vienna

Swede overtakes fourth place overall with 1385; total six players in the Friday morning squad surpass the 1300-mark; with 270 players from 26 countries in the books, the cut for 52nd place is 1250 (208.33 average)

2012EBT16JoachimKarlsson_small.jpgJoachim Karlsson (l.) of Sweden has six games between 214 and 246 Friday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna Austria to lead the 10th qualifying squad with 1385 total en route to move into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. With 270 players - 222 men and 48 women - from 26 countries in the books, one 1500 series, one 1400 series and 30 1300 can be found on the leaderboard. Stuart Williams of England is in the driver's seat with 1544 (257.33).

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

No changes atop the leaderboard in Squad 9 at 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

England's Stuart Williams holds a 144-pin lead heading into the penultimate qualifying day; Squad 9 leader Carsten Warming Hansen moves into 35th place; Thomas and Ivonne Gross were the best doubles with 2500 (24th place); cut for 52nd place is 1244 (207.33 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliams2_small.jpgStuart Williams of England (pictured) remained unchallenged in the ninth squad Friday night and leads a field of 247 players from 25 countries into the penultimate qualifying day at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Squad 9 leader Carsten Warming Hansen totaled 1287 to move into 35th place. Williams and Dennis Eklund of Sweden continued to lead in Doubles with 2790. Thomas and Ivonne Gross were the best doubles in Squad 9 with 2500, good for 24th place. Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 10-13 scheduled for 9 a.m., 1, 5 and 9 p.m. CEST.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

England's Stuart Williams shoots 1544 series to take a 144-pin lead at the Vienna Open

Williams and Sweden's Dennis Eklund take the pole position in Doubles with 2790; six players of qualifying Squad 8 move into the top 8; cut for 52nd place improved by 30 pins to 1232 (205.33 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliamsDennisEklund_small.jpgThe eighth qualifying squad was the highest scoring squad so far at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with Stuart Williams (l.) of England taking the lead in Singles and Doubles with Swede Dennis Eklund (r.) Thursday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Williams fired games of 228, 274, 228, 287, 259 and 268 for 1544 six game total, an average of 257.33, to overtake previous leader and fellow PBA bowler Dan MacLelland of Canada by 144 pins.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick take over lead in Doubles at 10th Columbia Vienna Open

Johnson leads Squad 7 with 1365 to shoot into second place in the qualifying standings; Frederik Øhrgaard, Osku Palermaa crack the top 8; cut for 52nd place is now 1202 (200.33 average)

2012EBT16LizJohnsonKellyKulick_small.jpg2012EBT06FrederikOhrgaard_small.jpgLiz Johnson, United States, led the seventh qualifying squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 1365 and teamed with fellow Team USA member Kelly Kulick (l-r) to overtake the lead in Doubles 2692. Johnson leaped into second place in the overall qualifying standings. Dane Frederik Øhrgaard (right) had six games between 243 and 197 and moved into fouth place with 1349.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/04/12

Mik Stampe wins Squad 6 to earn last automatic berth into Vienna Open finals

Dane shoots 1346 to move into fourth place; USA's Tanner Spacey uses 296 game to leap into ninth place; cut for 52nd place is now 1160 (193.33 average)

2012EBT16MikStampe_small.jpg 2012EBT16TannerSpacey_small.jpg Mik Stampe (l.) of Denamrk led the sixth qualifying squad at the 10 Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 1346 total en route to earn the last automatic berth into Sunday's finals. Tanner Spacey (r.), United States, used a 296 game to leap into ninth place with 1308. Dan MacLelland of Canada leads the field of 172 bowlers with 1400 (233.33). The PBA bowler and Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia also lead in Doubles with 2666 (218.17).

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/04/12

Clara Juliana Guerrero becomes first woman to win a squad at Vienna Open

Colombian leads Squad 5 with 1346 to leap into third place overall; teams with qualifying leader Dan MacLelland to overtake lead in Doubles with 2666; cut for 52nd place is now 1137 (189.50 average)

2012EBT16ClaraGuerrero_small.jpg2012EBT16RikuPetteriKivelae_small.jpgClara Juliana Guerrero (l.) of Colombia finished her six-game series Wednesday evening with a four-bagger en route to win Squad 5 with 1346 total including 48 pins handicap. The two-time World Champion became the first woman to win a squad in the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Guerrero sandwiched games of 225, 229, 233 and 225 around two 190s to beat out Riku Petteri Kivelae (r.) of Finland for the top spot by 19 pins.

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