Robin Romeo, Hugh Miller conclude World Senior Championships with victory in Masters


    2013 WSrC

    2013WSrCMenMastersGoldHughMiller.jpg2013WSrCWomenMastersGoldRobinRomeo.jpgSenior Team USA's Robin Romeo (pictured left with coach Bryan O'Keefe) and Hugh Miller (right) won the gold medals for the United States in women's and men's Masters competition, which concluded the inaugural World Senior Championships Friday afternoon at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas.

    Both gold medal matches featured one bowler each from the U.S. and Sweden, the two dominating countries of the championships, which offered gold medals in five diciplines to bowlers age 50 and over.

    2013WSrCWomenMastersSilverSusanneOlsson.jpg2013WSrCMenMastersSilverJanNordberg.jpgRomeo defeated Susanne Olsson (left with coach Christer Eklund), 180-161, to claim her second gold medal of the event after winning in All-Events.

    In the men's final, Miller defeated Jan Nordberg (right with coach Magnus Johnsson), 247-198, to earn his second gold medal after winning the Doubles with Ron Mohr.

    2013WSrCMenMastersBronzeRonMohr.jpg2013WSrCMenMastersBronzeChristerPettersson.jpgThe two Americans squared off in the semifinals, and Miller, seeded fourth, ousted the No. 1 seed, 203-181.

    Miller bowled a clean game and doubles in the 9th and 10 frame, while Mohr (left), who has out averaged his nearest competitor by more than 11 pins, suffered two opens in the third and sixth frame and was unable to double before the 10th frame, which sealed his fate.

    The other semifinal was an all-Swedish affair with Nordberg defeating Christer Pettersson (above right), 201-173. Nordberg received the silver medal while Mohr and Pettersson shared the bronze medal.

    2013WSrCWomenMastersBronzeLucySandelin.jpg2013WSrCWomenMastersBronzeSharonTataryn.jpgIn the women's semifinals, Romeo flew past No. 4 Sharon Tataryn (left with coach Mike Boroskae) of Canada finishing with an eight-bagger for a 253-202 win.

    Olsson struck on six of her first seven shots to put the match against Singles champion Lucy Sandelin (right), United States, away well before the final frame, 222-179.

    Olsson earned the silver medal and Tataryn and Sandelin got the bronze. All eight players of the United States and Sweden walked away with a gold medal. The only other country which walked away with a gold medal was Mexico (women's Doubles).

    2013WSrCLogo.jpg The 1st World Senior Championships ran from Aug. 10 thru 16, 2013. Men and women competed in separate divisions for medals in five events - Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters. To participtate in the championships, all players must be 50 years of age or above in the year of the event.

    The site of the second World Senior Championships has not been decided yet. According to WTBA president Kevin Dornberger three cities are bidding to host the event: Vienna (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and once again Las Vegas (Sam's Town Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center.





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    World Senior Championships - Men's Masters Finals

    2013WSrCMenMastersTop4.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Hugh Miller, United States, 450 (two games)
    2. Jan Nordberg, Sweden, 399 (two games)
    3. Ron Mohr, United States, 181 (one game)
    (tie) Christer Pettersson, Sweden, 173 (one game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Miller def. No. 1 Mohr, 203-181
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Nordberg def. No. 2 Pettersson, 201-173
    Championship: Miller def. Nordberg, 247-198.


    World Senior Championships - Women's Masters Finals

    2013WSrCWomenMastersTop4.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Robin Romeo, United States, 433 (two games)
    2. Susanne Olsson, Sweden, 402 (two games)
    3. Lucy Sandelin, United States, 179 (one game)
    (tie) Sharon Tataryn, Canada, 202 (one game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 Romeo def. No. 4 Tataryn, 253-202
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Olsson def. No. 2 Sandelin, 222-179
    Championship: Romeo def. Olsson, 180-161.