2012 WBT

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/04/12

Dan MacLelland shoots 1400 to overtake lead in Singles and Doubles in Vienna

Canadian teams with Austria's Thomas Gross to take the pole in Doubles with 2547; four players of Squad 4 move into the top 8; cut for 52nd place is now 1111 (185.17 average)

2012EBT16DanMacLelland_small.jpg2012EBT16KellyKulick_small.jpgDan MacLelland (l.) of Canada averaged 233.33 and bowled 1400 on the nose in the fourth squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to overtake the qualifying lead Thursday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Trailing MacLelland by 42 pins to move into second place was Kelly Kulick (r.), United States, with 1358 total including 48 pins handicap. Alexander Rauscher, Austria, and Jens Rieger, Germany moved into 4th and 6th place.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/03/12

Robert Andersson rolls 1274 series to win Squad 3 at the Vienna Open

Swede bowls all eighteen games on Tuesday en route to qualify for the finals in his last attempt; Leo Grundschober holds on to the lead with 1316; Wegner sisters set the pace in Doubles with 2460; cut for 52nd place is 1089 (181.50 average)

2012EBT16RobertAndersson3_small.jpg2012EBT16LeoGrundschober_small.jpgRobert Andersson (l.) of Sweden, who bowled all three squads on Tuesday, managed a 1274 series in his third and last attempt en route to win the squad and to qualify for the finals of the 10th Columbia Vienna Open. Squad 1 leader, Leo Grundschober (r.) of Austria, led the field of 108 players from 16 countries after the first day of qualifying with 1316 and an average of 219.33. Qualifying continues Wednesday with Squads 4, 5 and 6.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/03/12

Hans Flaton is the surprise winner of Squad 2 to earn berth into Vienna Open finals

Beats out Robert Andersson, Sean Rash, Daniel Vezis for the top spot; Leo Grundschober holds on to the lead with 1316; early cut for 52nd place is 1049 (174.83 average)

2012EBT16HansFlaton_small.jpg2012EBT16LeoGrundschober_small.jpgHans Flaton (l.) of Austria closed out his six-game series with a big 243 game en route to become the surprise winner of the second qualifying squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Vienna, Austria. Flaton totaled 1244 pins, an average of 207.33, earned an automatic berth into Sunday's finals. He moved into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Squad 1 leader, Leo Grundschober (r.) of Austria, held on to the lead with 1316.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/03/12

Leo Grundschober, Daniel Hahn crack the 1300-bar to kick off 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Austrians lead the opening squad with 1316 and 1310; Wegner sisters from Sweden set the pace in Doubles with 2460

2012EBT16LeoGrundschoberDanielHahn_small.jpgLeo Grundschober and Daniel Hahn (l-r) of Austria became the first players of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open who cracked the 1300-bar Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Grundschober led the first of 17 qualifying squads with 1316 and an average of 219.33. As the squad leader Grundschober is automatically qualified for the finals on Sunday, Oct. 7 live on Bowlingdigital TV. If Grundschober will qualify among the top 52, Hahn will take advantage.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

10/01/12

Cho Young-Seon defeats Chris Barnes to win World Bowling Tour Thailand

Top seeded Korean earns approx. $32,000 for the victory

2011AsCM1ChoYoungSeon_small.jpg201112PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgCho Young-Seon (l.) of Korea defeated 13-PBA champion Chris Barnes (r.), United States, in the title match of the World Bowling Tour Thailand event, 234-212, en route to win his first WBT title and the $32,258 top prize. Barnes, who missed the top seeded position by one pin, eliminated Cho's compatriot Jang Dong-Chul in the semifinal 245-235, finished second, worth $16,129, while Jang pocketed $9,677 for third place.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

10/01/12

Korea's Cho Young-Seon earns No. 1 seed for the TV Finals at WBT Thailand

Four PBAers, two Korean, one local and one UAE bowler advance to bowl for the title and the USD 30,000-plus top prize

2011AsCM1ChoYoungSeon_small.jpg201112PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgCho Young-Seon (l.) of Korea used a 1421 to beat out 13-time PBA champion Chris Barnes (r.), United States, for the top spot in Final Round Three by just one pin en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the TV finals of the World Bowling Tour Thailand event later today at Blu-O-Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. As the top seed in the stepladder finals, Cho has the advantage that he must be defeated twice to win the title.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

10/01/12

Korea's Choi Bok-Eum averages over 250 to lead Final Round Two in Thailand

The top 12 meet the top eight qualifiers in Round Three on Monday morning; USA's Diandra Asbaty, the only woman in the 20-player field, wins WBT women's ranking in Bangkok

2012IBCChoiBokEum_small.jpg2002USBCQDiandraAsbaty_small.jpgChoi Bok-Eum (l.) of Korea averaged over 250 in Final Round Two in the World Bowling Tour Thailand event and to lead the top 12 players into a third-round clash with the top eight qualifiers. The lefty had games of 258, 202, 268, 299, 242 and 236 for 1505 total. Diandra Asbaty (r.), USA, was the sole woman, who survived the third cut, with 1466 including eight pins handicap each game en route to win the WBT women's ranking in Bangkok.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

09/30/12

Canadian Dan MacLelland averages over 238 to lead Final Round One at WBT Thailand

Top 10 advance to meet qualifiers 9-24 in another six-game round Sunday

2012EBT04DanMacLelland_small.jpg2012EBT04TommyJones_small.jpgPBA bowler Dan MacLelland (l.) led the first round of the finals in the World Bowling Tour Thailand event Sunday at Blu-O-Paragon in Bangkok, to lead the top 10 players into the second round. The Canadian had games of 244, 237, 221, 212, 248 and 268 for 1430 total and an average of 238.33. 13-time PBA champion Tommy Jones (r.), United States, who won the silver medal at the World Singles Championships last week, was second with 1409.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

09/30/12

Ryan Ciminelli wins qualifying in World Bowling Tour Thailand event

37 men and five women advance to Sunday's finals: six PBA champions and Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat receive two byes; cut off number for 38th place was 2065 (229.44)

201112PBARyanCiminelli_small.jpgRyan Ciminelli (pictured left) of the United States, won the qualifying in the World Bowling Tour event en route to lead 42 of 72 players from 16 countries into Sunday's finals at Blu-O-Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. Ciminelli, who targets his second career PBA title, totaled 2328 pins, an average of 258.67, including high three-game sets of 855, 743 and 730. Total 42 players includingfour local bowlers and the top two of the one-game Desperado squad advance to the finals. The winner will receive 1 million Baht (approx. $32,250).

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

09/29/12

Ryan Ciminelli continues to lead in WBT Thailand heading into last qualifying day

Five PBA champions in the top 7 who will receive two byes for the finals on Sunday

2012EBT04RyanCiminelli_small.jpg2012AsCYannaphonLarpapharat_small.jpgRyan Ciminelli (l.), United States, continued to lead the 72-player field from 16 countries at the World Bowling Tour event in Thailand. Ciminelli, who targets to win his second PBA title at Blu-O-Paragon bowling center in Bangkok, increased his nine-game total to 2328 pins, an average of 258.67. Thailand's No. 1, Yannaphon Larp-apharat (r.), regained second place with 2294. Qualifying concludes today with the Desperado Squad scheduled for 10 p.m.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

09/28/12

PBA bowlers take control of the leaderboard in World Bowling Tour Thailand

Ciminelli, Rash, Fagan hold the top three qualifying spots as of Friday 11 a.m. in Bangkok

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The PBA bowlers took control of the leaderboard in the World Bowling Tour Thailand currently underway in Bangkok. Ryan Ciminelli (pictured) continued to lead the field of only 64 players from 14 countries with 2187 total and an average of 243 for nine games. Reigning PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash remained in second place with 2171 and was followed by four-time PBA champion Mike Fagan (2150), all from United States, who is looking for his second international PBA title after his victory in the Brunswick Euro Challenge in March.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

09/27/12

Ryan Ciminelli overtakes qualifying lead at World Bowling Tour Thailand

201112PBARyanCiminelli_small.jpg201112PBASeanRash_small.jpgPBA champion Ryan Ciminelli (l.), United States, took over the qualifying lead in the World Bowling Tour Thailand event Thursday at Blu-O-Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. Ciminelli, who finished third in Thailand last year, used three-game series of 743, 730 and 714 to move to the top of the leaderboard with 2187 and an average of 243. Reigning PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash (r.), United States, slipped to second place with 2171.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

09/26/12

Yannaphon Larp-apharat, Sean Rash take early lead at World Bowling Tour Thailand event

Blu-O-Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand (Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2012)

2012AsCYannaphonLarpapharat_small.jpg201112PBA01SeanRash4_small.jpgThailand's No. 1 bowler, Yannaphon Larp-apharat and PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash, United States, took the early lead in the qualifying of the World Bowling Tour Thailand at Blu-O-Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. Yannaphon (l.) put together three game series of 734, 714 and 698 to set the pace with 2149 nine-game total and an average of 238.44. The five-time PBA champion (r.) was close behind in second place with 2126 (236.22).

2012 World Bowling Tour #9

06/28/12

Kelly Kulick claims third U.S. Women's Open title under the famed Reno Arch

Players battle challenging lane conditions over the course of the evening

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Professional sports history was made Wednesday night when Bowling's U.S. Women's Open was held outdoors on Virginia Street under the iconic Reno Arch. Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., defeated Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., 170-160, to win the major title. Playing against the wind, dust and the setting desert sun, Kulick won her third career U.S. Women's Open title while overcoming some of the most challenging lane conditions in the history of professional bowling.

2012 World Bowling Tour #8

04/25/12

Diandra Asbaty wins first major title at 2012 USBC Queens

2002USBCQDiandraAsbaty2_small.jpg The last time Diandra Asbaty of Chicago reached the championship match of the USBC Queens, she bowled a match to forget. On Tuesday night, she bowled a match she will never forget. Asbaty defeated USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, 244-227, to win her first career major title at the 2012 USBC Queens presented by Storm. Asbaty needed a strike and seven pins in the final frame and threw three perfect strikes to lock up the win at the International Training and Research Center.

04/02/12

Eurosport 2 to air Brunswick Euro Challege stepladder finals Thursday, May 3, at 22:00 hrs CET

Review the archived videos of the 2012 BEC and WTBA International Open

Bowlingdigital.com has provided live streaming of the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge which was held March 16-25 at Plaza Saint Maximin in suburban Paris, France. Live streaming started with the stepladder finals of the WTBA International Open featuring Liz Johnson, Chris Barnes and Walter Ray Williams Jr. and closed with the stepladder finals of the BEC including Joonas Jehkinen, Mika Koivuniemi and Mike Fagan. Eurosport have confirmed that the Brunswick Euro Challenge program will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 on May 3 at 22:00 hrs CET.


2012 World Bowling Tour

03/27/12

Dorin-Ballard back on top for women's World Bowling Tour rankings

Koivuniemi still leads men after seven events of the 2012 WBT season

2012EBT04CarolynDorinBallard3_small.jpg2012EBT04MikaKoivuniemi2_small.jpgAmerican Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) surged back to the top of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour rankings after earning the maximum ranking points at the Brunswick Euro Challenge, which concluded Sunday. Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (r.) continues to lead the men's rankings. The next event on the World Bowling Tour schedule is a women's only event. The USBC Queens will take place April 19-24 in Euless, Texas.

2012 EBT #4 / 2012 WBT #7

03/26/12

Mike Fagan beats Finns Koivuniemi, Jehkinen to win the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Captures his fourth PBA title and the 15.000 Euro top prize

2012EBT04Top3_small.jpg2012 USBC Masters champion and U.S. Open runner-up Mike Fagan, United States, captured his fourth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth career PBA title when he defeated Joonas Jehkinen of Finland, 279-193, to win the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge in suburban Paris, France. Jehkinen, who earned the No. 1 seed for the three-player stepladder finals by leading the match play round of 8, had to sit and wait for the winner of the opening match between third-seeded Fagan and the "big Finn", reigning PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi.


2012 World Bowling Tour #3

03/22/12

Chris Barnes wins the title and $20,000 in WTBA International Open

2012WTBAOpenChampionChrisBarnes_small.jpgThe WTBA International Open, which started on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, concluded Wednesday afternoon with a stepladder final of the top three players at Plaza Bowl in St. Maximin near Paris, France. Chris Barnes (pictured), seeded second, defeated No. 3 Walter Ray Williams Jr. and top-seeded Liz Johnson to capture the title and the $20,000 top prize. Johnson received $10,000 for second and Williams pocketed $8,000.

2012 World Bowling Tour #3

03/21/12

Coming Wednesday - Live Streaming of the WTBA International Open stepladder finals

The stepladder finals of the World Bowling Tour's WTBA International Open will be held in conjunction with the Brunswick Euro Challenge on Wednesday, March 21st at Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. U.S. professionals Liz Johnson, Chris Barnes and Walter Ray Williams Jr. will bowl for the title and the $20,000 top prize. Live streaming starts at 3.30 p.m. Central European Time (10.30 a.m. EST; 10.30 p.m. Hong Kong time).

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