Three players of Squad 4 advance to Singles finals at Men's World Championships


    2014 MWC

    Tommy Jones (USA), Sam Cooley (AUS), Shaker Al Hassan (UAE) and Dan MacLelland (CAN) lead the 272-player leaderboard after six games qualifying on the long oil pattern

    2014MWCTommyJones2.jpg2014MWCSamCooley.jpgThree players of the last qualifying squad will join qualifying leader Tommy Jones, United States, in the medal round of the Singles event of the Men's World Championships Sunday afternoon at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Squad 2 leader Jones remained atop the 272-player leaderboard with 1434 and an average of 239 to earn the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Jones, who will take on No. 4 Dan MacLelland of Canada, decided to bowl in the second semi-final match on lanes 9 & 10.

    Sam Cooley (above right) of Australia led Squad 4 on Sunday morning with 1428 and an average of 238 for six games, will bowl UAS's Shaker Al Hassan (below left with team mate Hussain Al Suwaidi, right) in the first semifinal on lanes 7 & 8. Al Hassan finished mere six pins behind Cooley with 1422 (237.00).

    2014MWCShakerAlHassanHussainAlSuwaidi.jpg2014MWCDanMacLelland.jpgMacLelland (right) was the third player this morning and fourth overall who surpassed the 1400-mark with 1413 (235.50) to take the last spot for the medal round.

    Squad 3 leader Martin Larsen of Sweden, Squad 1 leaders Glenn Morten Pedersen of Norway and Shogo Wada of Japan slipped to fifth, sixth and eighth place, respectively.

    Defending World Champion in Singles, Bill O'Neill, United States, finished in a tie for 100th place with 1228 (204.67), while Gery Verbruggen of Belgium, who won the Singles title at the 1999 World Championships in Abu Dhabi, ended up in a tie for 45th place with 1279 (213.17).

    The medal round starts at 13.30 GST. No. 1 will bowl No. 4 and No. 2 meets No. 3 in one-game semi-final matches. The winners bowl for gold and silver while the losers share the bronze medal.

    2014MWCLogo2.jpg 2014WorldBowlingLogo.jpg The 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships will be held from December 4-15 at 40-lane Khalifa International Bowling Center in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 272 players from 49 countries participate in the event.

    The Championships, hosted by World Bowling Tenpin, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, is open to all WTBA Member Federations who are currently paid up members of World Bowling and their respective zone (PABCON, ETBF, and ABF).

    Maximum six men per country compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 9-day competition (Dec. 6-14).

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will provide on-site coverage from Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi including reports, photos and results starting with the Singles event all the way through to the Masters finals on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress provides live streaming of the entire event on BowlTV. Live Scoring can be found on the official Website and on the website of World Bowling

    2014MWCAtlanta38.jpg 2014MWCTokyo43.jpg In accordance with the World Bowling Tenpin Playing Rules, the 2014 Men's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern, the 38 ft. Atlanta pattern and the 43 ft. Tokyo pattern, a medium and a long pattern from the World Bowling bank of patterns.

    The Championships are the fourth World Championships for men only since the world's governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling has decided at the WTBA congress in the year 2003 to split the men's and women's events .

    The 2006 MWC took place in Busan, Korea (on 33 ft. Sydney and 43 ft. Tokyo pattern), and was followed by Bangkok, Thailand in 2008 (on 34 ft. Stockholm and 43 ft. Tokyo pattern) and Munich, Germany in 2010 (38 ft. Atlanta and 43 ft. Tokyo pattern).


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