No major changes in WBT Point Standings after events in Bahrain, Kuwait and Germany

    03/27/14

    2014 World Bowling Tour

    2014EBT04SeanRash2.jpg2014EBT04MikaKoivuniemi2.jpgAfter events in Sitra (Bahrain), Salmiya (Kuwait) and Munich (Germany), there was little change at the top of the points standings for the 2014 World Bowling Tour.

    Sean Rash and Kelly Kulick of the United States continue to lead the men's and women's divisions after the recently concluded 12th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship, 11th Kuwait International Open and the 11th Brunswick Euro Challenge.

    Rash (pictured left) has a very narrow lead on the field with 635 points, while Finland's Mika Koivuniemi (right) is a close second with 605 points. Australia's Jason Belmonte is third with 601 points, and the United States's Tommy Jones is fourth with 526 points.

    Shaker Al-Hassan, UAE, received 50 points for his victory in Bahrain. Denmark's Thomas Larsen won the Kuwait International Open to earn 50 points and finished fourth at the Euro Challenge for 30 points to move into 10th place with 285 points. Marshall Kent of the United States won the Euro Challenge for 50 points and has 136 points.

    2014EBT04KellyKulick.jpg2014EBT04LizJohnson2.jpgThe women's standings are a much different story as Kulick (pictured left) extended her lead with a second-place finish at the Euro Challenge.

    She now has 780 points and leads Liz Johnson (right) of the United States, who is second with 510 points. Missy Parkin of the United States is third with 481 points, and Sweden's Sandra Andersson, who won the women's ranking in Bahrain, is fourth with 440 points.

    Shannon O'Keefe of the United States won the Kuwait International Open women's title for 50 points and increased her total to 187 points. Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen was the high female finisher at the Euro Challenge and has 78 points.

    The World Bowling Tour takes a break until the end of June when the United States Bowling Congress Queens, a women's only event, takes place in Reno, Nevada, from June 27-July 3.

    The World Bowling Tour is made up of various events around the world and players earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2013.

    The World Tenpin Bowling Association, which is made up of 111 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA and the World Bowling Tour, visit WorldTenpinBowling.com.

     


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