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2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/16/13

Korea's Yang Tae-Seon, Singapore's Amanda Ng take over lead in International Qualifying

KPBA professional uses third 300 game of the tournament for 792 series; Ng rolls 817 in Squad 4 to become the first player who cracked the 800-bar

2013IBCYangTaeSeon_small.jpg2013IBCAmandaNg_small.jpgKorea's Yang Tae-Seon (l.) and Amanda Ng (r.) of Singapore took over the lead as the international qualifying of the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC has reached the halfway point. Yang, 51, a member of the Korea Professional Bowlers Association, used a 300 game to help grab the lead in the men's division with 792 (264 average). Ng leads the women's division with 817 total and an average of 272.33.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/15/13

Shalin Zulkifli, Alex Liew start international qualifying in Japan with 300 games

Malaysians sets the pace in the women's and men's division after two of eight squads with 790 and 775 three-game series

2013IBCShalinZulkifli_small.jpg2013IBCAlexLiew_small.jpgShalin Zulkifli (l.) of Malaysia started the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC with a bang rolling the first 300 game of the tournament in the first game of the first squad to finish the first day of the women's qualifying atop the leaderboard with 790 (263.33). On the men's side Alex Liew (r.), Malaysia, fired the second perfecto of the day to overtake the lead in the men's qualifying with 775 total (258.33).

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/15/13

DHC Tournament kicks off Tuesday with first two of eight qualifying squads

Live Coverage: Qualifying for international bowlers runs Jan. 15 & 16 at 116-lane Inazawa Grandbowl; 36 men and 24 women will advance to the main event Jan. 17-19; The men's and women's champion will walk away with JPY6,000,000

2013IBCInazawaGrandbowl_small.jpgThe International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC gets underway Tuesday afternoon at Inazawa Grandbowl in Inazawa City, Japan with the first two of eight qualifying squads for international bowlers. The 116-laner is the world's biggest bowling center on one floor. The tournament runs from Jan. 15 to 19 and offers total prize fund of 30 million Yen making the tournament one of the richest bowling events in the world.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/07/13

Kawazoe, Matsunaga lead strong field of local bowlers at International Bowling Championships

World Bowling Tour major offers total prize fund of 30.000.000 Yen PLUS 10.000.000 JPY for EVERY 300 game bowled in the TV final eliminator rounds; Main Event Schedule changes as of Jan. 11; Japanese government raises income tax rate for foreigners from 20% to 20.42%; Bowlingdigital covers the event live at 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan

2013JPBAShotaKawazoe_small.jpg2012JPBAHiromiMatsunaga.jpg JPBA super stars Shota Kawazoe (l.) and Hiromi Matsunaga (r.) lead a strong field of local contenders in the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC, which will be held from Jan. 15-19 at 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan. 138 men and 120 women will bowl for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen or approximately USD375,000. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live.

2013 World Bowling Tour #4

01/03/13

Tommy Jones, Cherie Tan spearhead star-studded field at International Bowling Championships

Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan (Jan. 15-19, 2013)

201213PBATommyJones_small.jpg 2012AsCCherieTan_small.jpgDefending men's and women's champion Tommy Jones (l.), United States, and Singapore's Cherie Tan (r.) will spearhead a star-studded field competing in the International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC from Jan. 15-19 at Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan. 138 men and 120 women will bowl for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen or approximately USD375,000. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live.

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12/27/12

Live Coverage of the International Bowling Championships 2013 in Japan

IBC is the lone World Bowling Tour "Major" tournament outside the U.S.; offers total prize fund of 30.000.000 Yen with 6.000.000 each going to the men's and women's champion

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The International Bowling Championships 2013 supported by DHC is the fourth event on the 2013 World Bowling Tour and will be held from Jan. 15-19 at 116-lane Inazawa Grand Bowl in Inazawa City, Japan. 137 men and 119 women will bowl in separate divisions for total prize fund of 30 million Japanese Yen. The men's and women's champion each will receive the JPY6,000,000 top prize. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Inazawa Grand Bowl.

Saudi Arabia

12/22/12

Martin Larsen defeats Yousif Falah twice to win $25,000 in Kingdom International Open

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2012AsCYousifFalah3_small.jpgMartin Larsen (l.) of Sweden defeated tournament leader Yousif Falah (r.) of Bahrain twice to win the 6th Kingdom International Open Bowling Championship and the $25,000 top prize Friday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Larsen won the first game by eight pins, 200-192, to force a deciding second game as the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title. He wrapped up the title with a 200-159 win.

Saudi Arabia

12/22/12

Yousif Falah earns top seed for stepladder finals at 6th Kingdom International Open

Joining the Bahraini are Martin Larsen (SWE), Dominic Barrett (ENG), Tommy Jones (USA) and Andrew Frawley (AUS)

2012AsCYousifFalah3_small.jpg201213PBAMartinLarsen_small.jpgYousif Falah (l.) of Bahrain averaged 238.38 in the Round of 16 en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the 6th Kingdom International Open Friday afternoon at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also in the chase for the $25,000 first prize are Sweden's Martin Larsen (r.), Dominic Barrett of England, 13-time PBA champion Tommy Jones, United States, and Andrew Frawley, Australia.

Saudi Arabia

12/21/12

Bill O'Neill leads first round of Kingdom International Open finals in Saudi Arabia

Twelve players survive the second cut to meet qualifying leaders in Friday's Round Two

2012EBT11MartinLarsen2_small.jpg201213PBA01BillONeill_small.jpgBill O'Neill (l.), United States, averaged 232.13 Thursday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to lead the first round of the finals at the 6th Kingdom International Open. O'Neill finished with 1857 total to hold a 23-pin lead over Martin Larsen (r.) of Sweden, who was in second place with 1834. The top 11 players plus the next bowler from Saudi Arabia will meet the top 4 qualifiers in Friday's Round Two.

Saudi Arabia

12/20/12

Mika Koivuniemi wins qualifying in 6th Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia

Finn averages over 240 and targets his third title in three weeks; the six PBA players in the field finish qualifying atop the small 50-player leaderboard; Hong Kong's Joshua Chow hits cutoff number for 28th place with 2319 (193.25)

2012EBT04MikaKoivuniemi2_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland posted the two highest six-game blocks (1445 & 1438) en route to win the qualifying of the of the 6th Kingdom International Open and a $3,000 bonus. The two-time PBA Player of the Year, who has won his 10th and 11th career title in Japan and Qatar in the past weeks, totaled 2883 pins, an average of 240.25, and leads the top 28 qualifiers plus four Saudis into the finals on Thursday and Friday at Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The winner receives $25,000.

Check out this YouTube video

11/14/12

How Ridiculous presents World's Longest Bowling Strike

20121114WorldsLongestBowlingStrike_small.jpgHow far would you go to throw a strike? The members of "How Ridiculous", a group of Australian guys passionate about sport and trick shots, went uphill some 260 feet or so. From atop a hill, it's a strike that takes 12 seconds to make. According to a comment, it took less than ten attempts before they knocked down all ten pins. "How Ridiculous" became famous when they established the Official Guinness World Record for the greatest height from which a basketball is shot (66.89m).

Japan

10/22/12

Hokkaido leads bowling competition point ranking at 67th National Sports Festival

Gifu Grand Bowl in Gifu, Japan (Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2012)

2012NSFEmperorsCupRanking_small.jpgThe prefecture of Hokkaido got the most points in the bowling competition of the 67th Japanese National Sports Festival which was held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2012 at Gifu Grand Bowl. The festival is Japan's largest annual multi-sports event. Every year a prefecture (Ken) - one after the other - hosts and organizes all the sports  competitions in cooperation with each sport's national governing body. Both the Emperor's and Empress' Cup were eventually awarded to the host prefecture of Gifu.

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.

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