WTBA releases Bulletin No. 2 for the 2015 Women's World Championships

    11/22/15

    2015 WWC

    29 countries to participate in the Championships December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; WTBA still would accept some more registrations

    2015WWCLogo.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) and the host Emirates Bowling Federation (EBF) have released Bulletin No. 2 for the 2015 Women's World Championships which will be held from Saturday, December 5 to Monday, December 13, at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    All WTBA member federations, who are currently paid up members of the WTBA and their respective zones (PABCON, ETBF and ABF), are allowed to participate in this championships.

    Maximum six women per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the seven-day competition (December 7-13).

    As of today, 139 players from 29 of the 109 WTBA member federations have registered for event. Those countries are: Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, South Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Chinese Taipei, United States, Ukraine, Venezuela, and the host country United Arab Emirates.

    21 countries will send enough players (6 or 5) to participate in the Team event. The WTBA still would accept some more registrations in case a federation has missed to register.

    Bulletin No. 2 features the adjusted Preliminary Schedule as of Nov. 20 as well as three new items under Various Facilities and Services (Flags and National anthems; photos of players; six free-of- charge Seminars).

    Downloads:
    2015 WWC Bulletin No. 2
    2015 WWC Bulletin No. 1

     


    2015BWCFinalsHerbertBickel.jpg BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will provide onsite coverage of the 2015 Women's World Championships from Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi including reports, photos and results.

    Pictured left is Herbert Bickel, owner/editor-in-chief of Bowlingdigital.com.

    Onsite coverage commences Sunday, December 6 with the Opening Ceremonies and concludes with the Masters finals on Sunday, Dec. 13.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg 2015BWCLucasWiseman.jpg Bowling fans around the world will be able to watch all qualifying rounds, semifinals and finals live on BowlTV.

    Pictured right is commentator Lucas Wiseman of USBC Communications, who will do the live streaming in Abu Dhabi.

    BowlTV Live Schedule:
    (All times Eastern; subject to change)
    12/07/2015 12:00 PM - 08:00 AM - Singles Qualifying
    12/08/2015 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Trios Qualifying
    12/09/2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 AM - Singles Medal Round
    12/09/2015 02:00 AM - 04:00 AM - Trios Medal Round
    12/10/2015 12:00 PM - 08:00 AM - Doubles Qualifying
    12/10/2015 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Doubles Medal Round
    12/11/2015 12:00 PM - 04:00 AM - Team Qualifying Day 1
    12/12/2015 12:00 PM - 04:00 AM - Team Qualifying Day 2
    12/12/2015 05:00 AM - 08:00 AM - Team Medal Round
    12/13/2015 12:00 PM - 05:15 AM - Masters Rounds 1-2
    12/13/2015 05:45 AM - 07:00 AM - Masters Medal Round

    2011WTBALogo.jpg 2015EmiratesBFLogo.jpg The Championships, hosted by WTBA, the Emirates Bowling Federation and Zayed Sports City, is open to all WTBA member federations who are currently paid up members of World Bowling, WTBA and their respective zone (PABCON, ETBF, and ABF).

    Maximum six women per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 7-day competition (Dec. 7-13).

     Khalifa International Bowling Center, UAE's national bowling facility, a 40-lane center featuring two pro shops, three restaurants and a billiard room, is located at Zayed Sports City (click image to enlarge).

    The venue was built for the 1999 World Championships and has hosted other sanctioned tournaments such as the World Bowling Ranking Masters, Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships and the 2014 Men's World Championships.

    2014MWCKhalifaBowlingCenterAbuDhabiUAE.jpg In accordance with the WTBA Playing Rules, the 2015 Women's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern. Technical Delegate Marios Nicolaides of Cyprus will choose a short and a long pattern from the World Bowling bank of lane patterns.

    The specific lane patterns within the two categories will be announced at the Team Managers' Meeting on December 5.

    Immediately following the Women's World Championships will be the congresses. The WTBA Congress will be held December 15 (afternoon) and December 16, while the FIQ Congress will be held December 15 (in the morning).

    The 2015 Women's World Championships is the fifth World Championship for women since the WTBA has decided at its 2013 congress to split the men's and women's events. The inaugural WWC took place in 2005 in Aalborg, Denmark, and was followed by Monterrey, Mexico (2007), Las Vegas, USA (2009) and Hong Kong, China (2011).

    In 2012, the WTBA switched back to a four-year cycle which allowed the organization to add a new World Singles Championships (2012; Limassol, Cyprus) and combined World Championships for men and women (2013; Las Vegas, USA) to its schedule.

    WTBA has decided the venues for the World Championships up to 2020. The 2nd World Singles Championships will take place in 2016 in Doha, Qatar (after that 2020 in Tokyo, Japan), while the 2nd combined World Championships 2017 were given to Kuwait. Hong Kong will host the 2018 Men's World Championships before the women will return to Las Vegas for the 2019 Women's World Championships.

     


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    2015 Women's World Championships - Preliminary Schedule at a glance


    Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Unofficial practice
    Friday, December 4, 2015 - Unofficial practice; ball registration
    Saturday, December 5, 2015 - Last day of arrival; unofficial practice; ball registration; team managers' meeting
    Sunday, December 6, 2015 - Official Practice (two squads); opening ceremony

    Monday, December 7, 2015 - Singles Squads 1 & 2 (long oil)
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Trios Squads 1 & 2 Block 1 (short oil); Trios Squads 1 & 2 Block 2 (long oil)
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - Singles Semifinals, Finals and Medal Ceremony; Trios Semifinals, Finals and Medal Ceremony
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 Doubles Squads 1 & 2 (short oil); Doubles Semifinals, Finals and Medal Ceremony
    Friday, December 11, 2015 - Team Block 1 (long oil)
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - Team Block 2 (short oil), Team Semifinals and Finals; All-Events and Team Medal Ceremonies
    Sunday, December 13, 2015 - Masters competition and Medal Ceremony; Victory Banquet

    Monday, December 14, 2015 - Departure; FIQ/WTBA Executive Board meetings, seminars (officials, players and others), coaching clinic (current and potential members located within Africa, as well as the Gulf Region)
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - FIQ Congress; WTBA Congress
    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - WTBA Congress (continue); extra FIQ Congress (if necessary)

     


    2013 Combined World Championships - Women's Division Medalists


    Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev., United States (Aug. 16-31, 2013)

    Singles
    2013WCSinglesWomenTop4.jpg Championship Round:
    1. Ryu Seo-Yeon, Korea, 426 (2 games)
    2. Wang Ya-Ting, Chinese Taipei, 387 (2 games)
    3. Huang Chiung-Yao, Chinese Taipei, 200 (1 game)
    (tie) Mariana Ayala, Puerto Rico, 190 (1 game)

    L-R Wang, Ryu, Ayala and Huang.

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Ryu def. No. 1 Huang, 202-200
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 2 Wang def. No. 3 Ayala, 205-190
    Championship Match: Ryu def. Wang, 224-182.

     


    Doubles
    2013WCDoublesWomenTop4.jpg Championship Round:
    1. United States (Stefanie Nation / Shannon O'Keefe), 951 (2 games)
    2. United States (Missy Parkin / Kelly Kulick), 922 (2 games)
    3. Venezuela (Karen Marcano / Alicia Marcano), 373 (1 game)
    Australia (Ann-Maree Putney / Carol Gianotti), 430 (1 game)

    L-R Parkin, Kulick, Nation, O'Keefe, Putney, Gianotti, Karen and Alicia Marcano.

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Parkin (183)/Kulick (300) def. No. 1 K. Marcano (180)/A. Marcano (193), 483-373
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 2 Nation (201)/O'Keefe (268) def. No. 3 Putney (220)/Gianotti (210), 469-430
    Championship Match: Nation (258)/O'Keefe (224) def. Parkin (193)/Kulick (245), 482-438.

     


    Trios
    2013WCTriosWomenTop4.jpg Championship Round:
    1. Korea (Ryu Seo-Yeon, Lee Na-Young, Son Yun-Hee), 1195 (2 games)
    2. Canada (Isabelle Rioux, Samantha How, Caroline Lagrange), 1208 (2 games)
    3. England (Autum Chamberlain, Hayley Rumkee, Lisa John), 506 (1 game)
    (tie) Japan (Natsuki Teshima, Misaki Mukotani, Haruka Matsuda), 571 (1 game)

    From top right counterclockwise: Korea, Canada, England and Japan.

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 Ryu (180), Lee (181), Son (247) def.
    No. 4 Teshima (215), Mukotani (188), Matsuda (168), 608-571
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 2 Rioux (214), How (191), Lagrange (218) def.
    No. 3 Chamberlain (177), Rumkee (178), John (151), 623-506
    Championship Match: Ryu (185), Lee (209), Son (193) def.
    Rioux (223), How (164), Lagrange (198), 587-585.

     


    Team
    2013WCWomensTeamGoldMedalKorea.jpg Championship Round:
    1. Korea (Ryu Seo-Yeon, Lee Na-Young, Kim Moon-Jeong, Jung Da-Wun, Son Yun-Hee, Baek Seung-Ja), 2224 (2 games)
    2. United States (Stefanie Nation, Missy Parkin, Shannon O'Keefe, Kelly Kulick, Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky), 2006 (2 games)
    3. Malaysia (Siti Safiyah, Jacqueline Sijore, Esther Cheah, Shalin Zulkifli, Sin Li Jane, Zandra Aziela), 999 (1 game)
    3. Venezuela (Patricia De Faria, Eny Diaz, Esther Alvarez, Joan Gonzalez, Karen Marcano, Alicia Marcano), 921 (1 game)

    Gold medalist Korea (L-R Team manager, Seo-Yeon, Seung-Ja, Da-Wun, Moon-Jeong, Na-Young, Yun-Hee and coach Kim Hee-Son).

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1 (long oil):
    No. 1 Nation (220), Parkin (259), O'Keefe (201), Kulick (168), Johnson (166) def.
    No. 4 De Faria (191), Alvarez (174), Gonzalez (214), K. Marcano (159), A. Marcano (183), 1014-921
    Semifinal Match 2 (long oil):
    No. 3 Seo-Yeon (188), Na-Young (247), Moon-Jeong (208), Da-Wun (205), Yun-Hee (217) def.
    No. 2 Safiyah (177), Sijore (194), Cheah (173), Zulkifli (201), Jane (221), 1065-966.
    Championship Match (long oil):
    Seo-Yeon (184), Na-Young (246), Moon-Jeong (267), Da-Wun (224), Yun-Hee (238) def. Nation (191), Parkin (195), O'Keefe (194), Kulick (224), Johnson (188), 1159-992.

     


    All Events (24-game total and average)
    2013WCWomenAllEventsMedalists.jpg 1. Shannon O'Keefe, United States, 5209, 217.04
    2. Son Yun-Hee, Korea, 5189, 216.21
    3. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 5166, 215.25
    L-R Yun-Hee, O'Keefe and Zavjalova.

     


    Masters
    2013WCWomenMastersTop4.jpg Championship Round:
    1. Son Yun-Hee, Korea, 443 (2 games)
    2. Kim Moon-Jeong, Korea, 401 (1 game)
    3. Liz Johnson, United States, 213 (1 game)
    and Ryu Seo-Yeon, Korea, 180 (1 game)

    L-R Moon-Jeong, Yun-Hee, Johnson and Seo-Yeon.

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 1 Moon-Jeong def. No. 4 Seo-Yeon, 208-180
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 3 Yun-Hee def. No. 2 Johnson, 232-213
    Championship: Yun-Hee def. Moon-Jeong, 211-193.