Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

    11/01/14

    2014 BWC

    158 players from 88 countries, 86 men and 72 women, expected to bowl in Wroclaw, Poland (Nov. 1-9, 2014); leading the list of favorites are six-time World Champion Chris Barnes and World Cup champions Caroline Lagrange, Aumi Guerra, Michael Schmidt and Syafiq Ridhwan

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    The 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, part of the Fitness Academy Group.

    As of today, 158 players from 88 countries, 86 men and 72 women, have registered, which makes the 50th anniversary edition the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The latest addition came from Bahrain while the bowlers from Nigeria will not participate as they failed to get visas.

    The following countries have registered:
    Australia, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Catalonia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Wales, and the host country Poland.

    2014PBAWSOBChrisBarnes.jpg 2012BWCMichaelSchmidt.jpg The men's field is spearheaded by Chris Barnes (pictured left), United States, a six-time WTBA World Champion, who owns 17 PBA titles and two EBT titles; Michael Schmidt (right) of Canada, who is looking for his third World Cup title after 2005 & 2010; Manuel Otalora of Colombia, who won the Singles title in the 2009 World Games; Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia, who won the 48th BWC at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, two years ago; Biboy Rivera, Philippines, who won the Masters gold at the 2006 World Championships with a 300 game in the deciding game; and Bader Al-Shaikh of Saudi Arabia, a two-time gold medalist (Doubles and All-Events) at the 2006 Qatar Asian Games.

    2014PBAWSOBClaraGuerrero.jpg2012EBT19AumiGuerra.jpgAmong the favorites in the women's field are two two-time World Cup champions, Caroline Lagrange of Canada (2009 & 2013), who is the defending champion, and Aumi Guerra (pictured left), Dominican Republic (2010 & 2011), who also finished second in Wroclaw in 2012; two-time World champion and World Ranking Masters winner, Clara Juliana Guerrero (right), who started her international career with a runner-up finish in the 2000 BWC; Cherie Tan of Singapore, who won the coveted Team gold at the Incheon Asian Games last month and two-time silver medalist Sin Li Jane of Malaysia; Liza del Rosario, Philippines, wo won gold in Trios at the 2003 World Championships, two-time European champion Rebecka Larsen of Sweden; and Daria Kovalova of Ukraine, who won the Singles title in European Championships in June and the 2012 European Champions Cup.

    The 40th BWC in Singapore in 2004 still holds the record for the most countries (95) and the most male players (93), while the 46th BWC in Toulon, France, had the most players (167) including the most women (76).

    It marks the second time in three years that the Bowling World Cup visits Wroclaw. The 48th BWC was held from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2, 2012, also at Sky Bowling Center.

    2012BWCChampionsShaynaNgSyafiqRidhwan.jpg2013BWCChampionsOrAiramCarolineLagrange.jpg151 players from 84 countries, 82 men and 69 women, participated. The men's and women's titles went to Asian countries as Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia and Singapore's Shayna Ng (pictured left, r-l) walked away the winners.

    Caroline Lagrange of Canada and Or Aviram (right, r-l) of Israel are the defending champions. Lagrange, who also won in 2009, will be trying to become the first three-time winner in the women's division. Aviram finished second in the Iraeli qualifier and failed to qualify.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif 2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital.com will cover the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup live from Wroclaw including reports, photos and results after each round. The United States Bowling Congress will provide live streaming on BowlTV.

    Live coverage and live streaming will commence on Monday, November 3rd, with the opening ceremony and concludes on Sunday 9th with the stepladder finals.

    2014BWCLogo2_small.jpgThe six-day competition will run from Tuesday, Nov. 4th, through Sunday, Nov. 9th, at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center, part of the Fitness Academy Group. Men and women will bowl in separate divisions.

    The preliminaries consist of four blocks of five games with the top 24 men and the top 24 women after 20 games advancing to the intermediate round. Those 24 players bowl further 8 games with the pinfall total from the preliminaries being carried forward.

    The top 8 men and the top 8 women after 28 games will bowl a further seven games round robin match play plus one game position round (total 8 games) with 30 pins bonus per win and 15 for a tie.

    The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 36 games including bonus pins will determine the champions in the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format.

    Schedule at a Glance
    • Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 - Arrival, Acclimatization, Unofficial Practice, Ball Control
    • Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 - Arrival, Acclimatization, Unofficial Practice, Ball Control
    • Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 - Ball Control, Official Practice, Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
    • Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 - Preliminaries Day 1 (Games 1-5)
    • Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 - Preliminaries Day 2 (Games 6-10)
    • Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 - Preliminaries Day 3 (Games 11-15)
    • Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 - Preliminaries Day 4 (Games 16-20); Cut to Top 24 Men and Women
    • Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 - Intermediate Round (Games 21-28); Cut to Top 8 Men and Women
    • Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 - Round Robin Match Play (Games 29-36); Cut to Top 3 Men and Women; Semifinal & Finals; Presentation of Trophies; Victory Banquet
    • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 - Departure
    To view the detailed schedule please click here.

     


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