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Brian Voss shoots 1453 series to take the lead in Sofia International Open

Top 8 players after Day Four Qualifying are automatically qualified for the finals; cut is currently 1138 (189.67 average)

20120314BrianVoss_small.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured), United States, averaged 242.17 Thursday at Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria, to overtake lead the in the Sofia International Open after day four qualifying en route to qualify directly for the Sunday's finals. The top eight players from a separate leader board of Squads 1-12 earned automatic berths into the finals. The 25-time PBA champion and three-time European Bowling Tour titlist rolled games of 212, 278, 223, 250, 247 and 243 to lead a field of 94 players after 12 of 28 squads with 1453. 

2013 Weber Cup


Europe glory after heroic Weber comeback

2013WeberCupChampion_small.jpgCometh the hour cometh the man and this year it was Stuart Williams (r.) who delivered the telling balls to bring the Weber Cup back to Europe after a pulsating Sunday at the Barnsley Metrodome. The Phoenix-based Williams beat American captain Chris Barnes 237-227 to give his side their 17th and final point after Europe mounted a stellar comeback on Sunday afternoon after being behind for most of the event. It was Europe's sixth win in the 14 years of the event.



Chantal Hügin, Gregor Ramsak win Swiss Bowling World Cup Qualifier

Winners book the tickets to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia to represent Switzerland at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2013SwissBWCQGregorRamsakChantalHuegin_small.jpgChantal Hügin and Gregor Ramsak (l-r) will represent Switzerland at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Siberia after they won the finals of the Swiss BWC qualifier Sunday at bowling center BeSeCo in Rümikon. Hügin led the women's division from wire-to-wire to finish 229 pins ahead of second-place Bigi Manico. The men's winner was decided in the 29th and last game. Ramsak topped Junior Team Switzerland member Kevin Haasper by mere four pins to take the ticket to Siberia.



Ana Vieira, Paulo Lopes repeat as Portugal's Bowling World Cup representatives

2013BWCPORQAnaVieiraPauloLopes_small.jpg Ana Vieira and Paulo Lopes (l-r) captured the women's and men's title in the Portuguese qualifying tournament for the 2013 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and earned berth in the 49th edition of the event, which will take place Nov. 15-24 at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. In the stepladder finals in best-of-three- game format, top seeded Vieira and Lopez, topped their opponents Fatima Jordão and Alex Fortuna, who both came from the No. 4 seed, two-games-to-none.



ETBF to host coaching conference and pro shop seminar

2009ETBFLogo_small_0.jpgThe European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced two events for bowling coaches, pro shop owners and bowlers to be held in the second half of 2013. The ETBF will host its iCoach 2013 International Coaching Conference presented by Kegel in Kuortane, Finland, from September 27-29 and will present a Ball Drilling & Pro Shop Certification Seminar supported by IBPSIA at Bowltech in Made, Netherlands, from November 2-5, 2013. 



Alex de Vries, Ghislaine van der Tol win Dutch QAMF Bowling World Cup Qualifier

2013NEDBWCQAlexdeVriesGhislainevanderTol_small.jpg Alex de Vries and Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured, l-r) won the Dutch Bowling Tour finals en route to earn berths into the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Nov. 15-24, 2013 at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. In the men's title match in best-of-three games format, De Vries topped 2011 World Cup representative Phil Hulst, two-games-to-one. On the women's side, Van der Tol swept national champion Nicole Sanders, 2-0.



Or Aviram, Tali Itzhak to represent Israel at 49th Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk

2013ISRBWCQOrAviramTaliItzhak_small.jpg Or Aviram of bowling club Nesher and Tali Itzhak of Super Strike club (pictured left, l-r) emerged as the men's and women's winner in the qualifying tournament for 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and will represent Israel from Nov. 15-24, 2013 at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. It will mark the fifth time after 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2010 that Aviram will represent Israel at the World Cup and the second consecutive year for Itzhak. 

Czech Republic


Lithuanian Kristijonas Sergejevas shoots near-perfect final game to win 11th Czech Open

2013CzechOpenKristijonasSergejevas_small.jpg2013CzechOpenXavierMilet_small.jpgDown by 48 pins after the first game of the title match in the 11th Czech Open 2013, Lithuanian Kristijonas Sergejevas (pictured left) fired a near-perfect game to defeat Xavier Milet (right) of Belgium, 519-460, to win the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize. Milet, who topped Sergejevas in the opening game, 269-221, had to settle for second place worth 1.300 Euro. The tournament drew 220 players from 13 countries.



Alexander Kondratyev, Olena Mishchenko become Ukrainian National Champions 2013

Mykhaylo Kalika, Daria Kovalova win 10th stage at Bowling club Papashon in Odessa (June 14-16, 2013)

2013UKRNCAlexanderKondratyevOlenaMishchenko_small.jpg Alexander Kondratyev of Club Ultramarin, Kiev, and Olena Mishchenko (pictured left, l-r) of Club ABC-Brooklyn, Kiev, finished the 13th Ukrainian Championship atop the men's and women's point rankings en route to become the 2013 National Champions. The Ukrainian Championship runs from September to June and consists of 10 stages. Bowling club Papashon in Odessa hosted the 10th and last stage of XIII Ukrainian Championship 2013 from June 14-16.



Dominic Neldner shoots two 300 games on his way to the title at Grand Prix Zurich

Bowling Center BeSeCo in Rümikon, Switzerland (May 26 - June 2, 2012)


Dominic Neldner of Germany averaged over 240 and rolled his second perfect game in the final round of the 36th Grand Prix Zurich en route to cruise to the title and to win the 1.110 Swiss Franc top prize Sunday at Bowling Center BeSeCo in Rümikon, Switzerland. Neldner finished with the field-best 1689 total and 112 total points. German international Tanya Cuva (1556) beat out Swiss national team member Harn Chieh Kwan (1536) for second place by two points, 98 to 96.



Mihela Križman, Nino Stenko victorious at 2013 Slovenian National Championships

Duo will represent Slovenia at 2013 Bowling World Cup in Siberia; 15-year-old Stenko achieves perfection, becomes youngest-ever Slovenian national champion

2013SLONCMihelaKrizman2_small.jpg2013SLONCNinoStenko2_small.jpgMihela Križman (pictured left) and Nino Stenko (right) captured the women's and men's individual titles at the 2013 Slovenian National Championships. The top 27 men and the top 13 women after two qualifying rounds in November 2012 and in February 2013 advanced to the finals which were held Saturday, May 25, at Gladiator bowling center in Ljubljana.



Daria Kovalova, Alexander Sarazhinsky win Ukraine Cup 2013

2013UkraineCupDariaKovalova_small.jpg 2013UkraineCup2013AlexanderSarazhinsky_small.jpg Daria Kovalova (l.) and Alexander Sarazhinsky (r.) claimed the women's and men's title in the Ukraine Cup 2013 from the top seeded position at Terminal bowling center in Brovari near the capital city of Kiev. In low-scoring but very close championship matches, Kovalova defeated Olga Tarasova by three pins, 356-353, while Sarazhinsky topped Andrey Andreev by two pins, 347-345, to emerge as men's champion.



Wim Claessens, Melissa Vallons win individual titles in 2013 Belgian National Championships

Bowling Stones in Wemmel, Belgium (May 26, 2013)

2013BELNCWimClaessens_small.jpg 2013BELNCMelissaVallons_small.jpg Wim Claessens (l.) and Melissa Vallons (r.) emerged as men's and women's champions in the 2013 Belgian National Championships, which concluded Sunday, May 26, at Bowling Stones in Wemmel, Belgium. In a high-scoring men's title match, Claessens cruised to the title with a huge 277-255 victory against Jean-Marc Lebon. On the women's side, Vallons topped Veronique Perniaux, 202-179, to wrap up the title.



Mads Sandbækken rolls two 300 games along the way to victory in Norwegian Championships

Janne Monsen emerges as women's champion; Tore Torgersen & Patcharin Torgersen to represent Norway at 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Siberia

2013NORNCJanneMonsenMadsSandbakken_small.jpg Mads Sandbækken and Janne Monsen won the men's and women's individual title at the 2013 Norwegian National Championships. The event was held at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo from May 9-12 and drew 301 players including 74 women and 227 men. The Championships were the fourth and last event of the qualifying series for the 49th QubicaAMF World Cup. Tore Torgersen and Patcharin Torgersen will represent Norway in Siberia from Nov. 15-24, 2013.



Loudmouth to sponsor Sweden's Sandra Andersson in 2013-2014 season

Professional bowler will be competing on tour in Loudmouth apparel for the 2013-2014 season

2013LoudmouthGolfSandraAndersson_small.jpg 2013LoudmouthGolfLogo_small.jpg Loudmouth Golf, the leader in bold and bright colored sports and lifestyle apparel, has announced that Swedish tenpin bowler Sandra Andersson (l.) will be wearing their clothing whilst competing in the 2013-2014 season. "We are thrilled to welcome Sandra to the Loudmouth team," says Loudmouth Executive Vice President, Alan Wallace. "Sandra's exceptional talent and personality makes her the perfect fit for our brand."



Sarit Mizrahi, Ben Slutzki win the titles in 2013 Israeli National Championships

Duo will represent Israel at the 2013 European Champions Cup

2013IsraelNCSaritMizrahi_small.jpg2013IsraelNCBenSlutzki_small.jpg Sarit Mizrahi (l.) of Nesher club and Ben Slutzki (r.) of Petach-Tikva club won the women's and men's individual titles at the 2013 Israeli National Championships which were held at Petach-Tikva bowling center. It was the fifth title for Mizrahi after 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2009 but the first for Slutzki. The duo will represent Israel at the 2013 European Champions Cup October 21-28 at BNC Bowling Center in Bratislava, Slovakia.



Netherlands Bowling Federation announces teams for 2013 World Championships

2013NEDJeroenvanGeel_small.jpg2013NEDGhislainevanderTol_small.jpgThe Dutch team roster for 2013 World Championships begins to take shape as the Netherlands Bowling Federation (NBF) announced the selection of eight women and eight men, who will battle for the six spots in each team. Jeroen van Geel (l.) led the men's selection process ahead of Johnny Spil and Roel Mol. Ghislaine van der Tol (r.) led the women's field and was followed by Lisanne Breeschoten and Wendy Kok.



Michael Kok and Nicole Sanders repeat as Dutch National Champions

Bowling center Dekker in Zoetermeer, Netherlands (March 3-4, 2013)

2013DutchNCMichaelKokNicoleSanders_small.jpg Seventy-seven of the best Dutch bowlers descended upon Bowling center Dekker in Zoetermeer (Dutch for "Sweet Lake"), a city in the western Netherlands, on the weekend of March 2-4 for the annual Dutch National Championships. As in the year 2010, Michael Kok (left) and Nicole Sanders (right) defeated all their opponents en route to become the 2013 Dutch National champions, both at the age of 25.



Harn-Chieh Kwan shoots 300 to win Mutze-Derby tournament in Switzerland

Timeout Bowling in Spiez, Switzerland (March 9-10, 2013)

2013MutzeHarnChiehKwan1_small.jpg Swiss national team member Harn-Chieh Kwan (pictured left with his trophies) of Zurich saved his best for last, defeating Eric Bezuchet, 300-169, to win the 6th Mutze-Derby Sunday, March 10, at Timeout Bowling in Spiez, Switzerland. It was the second perfecto of the tournament for "HCK", who shot the first in his 1969 eight-game block to dominate qualifying. With an average of 246.13, Kwan outaveraged his nearest competitor by almost 40 pins.



Dutch national squad starts selection process for 2013 World Championships

2013NBFLogo_small.jpg The Netherlands Bowling Federation (NBF) has announced the selection process for athletes to qualify for the Dutch men's and women's national team for the 2013 World Championships in the United States. 24 players, 13 men and 11 women, started the "Road to the World Championships 2013" program to select six men and six women who will represent the Netherlands in the first combined World Championships since 2003, August 18-31 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev.

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