John Szczerbinski, Danielle McEwan headed to Russia for QAMF Bowling World Cup

    11/13/13

    Team USA News

    Sharovaya Molniya Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia (Nov. 15-24, 2013)

    2013BWCLogo.jpg With one appearance at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup under their belts, Team USA's John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., hope to put their experience to good use next week.

    Szczerbinski and McEwan will travel to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to compete in the 49th World Cup, which begins Monday with the first round of qualifying. BowlTV will provide live streaming of the entire World Cup from start to finish. For a complete schedule for the Eastern time zone, click here.

    The World Cup is considered one of the sport's most prestigious singles titles and will draw bowlers from more than 80 countries. McEwan and Szczerbinski know it's a tough event to win and hope to draw from their close calls in their first World Cup experiences.

    2013TeamUSADanielleMcEwan.jpgMcEwan (pictured right) competed in last year's World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, and finished fourth, just missing out on the three-player stepladder finals.

    "I am so honored and excited to be representing the United States at the World Cup again this year," said McEwan, who shot a 300 game in Poland.

    "Last year was such a great experience, and I learned a lot. It showed me where my strengths are and pointed out some weaknesses. That experience will definitely help me going into this year."

    2013TeamUSAJohnSzczerbinski.jpgIt was a similar story for Szczerbinski (left) when he competed in the World Cup in 2010 in Toulon, France. He ended up in fifth place and missing the stepladder finals by just 139 pins.

    "Being able to represent your country in any event is an honor," Szczerbinski said. "Since this is my second World Cup and the first one in Toulon didn't go as planned, I have a great opportunity at hand to put forth what I learned from the experiences I've had."

    The World Cup features a long qualifying format as all players bowl four six-game blocks over four days. The field is then cut to the top 24 men and top 24 women for eight additional games to determine the top eight for round-robin match play. After match play, the top three men and top three women advance to the stepladder finals.

    Szczerbinski and McEwan earned the right to compete in the World Cup by winning the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials in January.

    The Team USA Trials again will be conducted in January 2014 in Las Vegas with the winners earning spots to represent Team USA at the 2014 World Cup.

     


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    49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Tentative Tournament Schedule


    Friday / Saturday - November 15-16, 2013
    Arrival of Competitors
    Acclimatisation and Unofficial Practice
    Ball Control

    Sunday - November 17, 2013
    Ball Control
    Official Practice:
    08:00 - 09:15 Men Group 1
    09:15 - 10:15 Men's Bowler's Briefing / Lane Maintenance
    10:15 - 11:30 Men Group 2
    11:30 - 12:30 Lane Maintenance
    12:30 - 13:45 Women Group 1
    13:45 - 14:45 Women's Bowler's Briefing / Lane Maintenance
    14:45 - 16:00 Women Group 2
    17:00 Opening Ceremony
    18:00 - 19:00 Welcome Reception

    Monday - November 18, 2013
    Ball Control
    08:00 - 10:45 Men Squad B - First block of 6 games
    10:45 - 12:00 Lane Maintenance
    12:00 - 14:45 Men Squad A - First block of 6 games
    14:45 - 16:00 Lane Maintenance
    16:00 - 18:45 Women Squad A - First block of 6 games
    18:45 - 20:00 Lane Maintenance
    20:00 - 22:45 Women Squad B - First block of 6 games

    Tuesday - November 19, 2013
    08:00 - 10:45 Men Squad A - Second block of 6 games
    10:45 - 12:00 Lane Maintenance
    12:00 - 14:45 Men Squad B - Second block of 6 games
    14:45 - 16:00 Lane Maintenance
    16:00 - 18:45 Women Squad B - Second block of 6 games
    18:45 - 20:00 Lane Maintenance
    20:00 - 22:45 Women Squad A - Second block of 6 games

    Wednesday - November 20, 2013
    08:00 - 10:45 Women Squad B - Third block of 6 games
    10:45 - 12:00 Lane Maintenance
    12:00 - 14:45 Women Squad A - Third block of 6 games
    14:45 - 16:00 Lane Maintenance
    16:00 - 18:45 Men Squad B - Third block of 6 games
    18:45 - 20:00 Lane Maintenance
    20:00 - 22:45 Men Squad A - Third block of 6 games

    Thursday - November 21, 2013
    08:00 - 10:45 Women Squad A - Fourth block of 6 games
    10:45 - 12:00 Certificate Presentation and Official Photograph - Women
    12:00 - 14:45 Women Squad B - Fourth block of 6 games
    Cut to top 24 women
    14:45 - 16:00 Lane Maintenance
    16:00 - 18:45 Men Squad A - Fourth block of 6 games
    18:45 - 20:00 Certificate Presentation and Official Photograph - Men
    20:00 - 22:45 Men Squad B - Fourth block of 6 games
    Cut to top 24 men

    Friday - November 22, 2013
    08:00 - 10:30 Women top 24 - 8 Games / cut to top 8 women
    10:30 - 11:30 Lane Maintenance
    11:30 - 14:00 Men top 24 - 8 Games / cut to top 8 men

    Saturday - November 23, 2013
    09:00 - 13:00 Men and Women Top 8 - 8 games round robin match play
    Cut to top 3 men and 3 women
    14:00 Men's and Women's Semi Finals & Finals
    Presentation of Trophies
    20:00 Victory Banquet

    Sunday - November 24, 2013
    Departure