Live Coverage/Live Streaming from the 2010 Men's World Championships


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    Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (Aug. 11-22, 2010)

    The 3rd World Tenpin Bowling Association Men's World Championships hosted by the German Bowling Federation (DBU) will be staged at Dream-Bowl Palace, a state-of-the-art 52-laner in Unterföhring, a suburb of the city of Munich, Germany.

    The Championships will feature almost 400 players from record 68 countries, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and Masters from Aug. 11 through 22, 2010.

    Those 68 countries are:
    Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Catalonia, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, UAE, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Wales, and the host country of Germany.

    To view an updated list of the participating players and coaches, please click here.

    2008MWCWalterRayWilliamsChrisBarnesTommyJones.jpg2008MWCTriosGoldKorea.jpgThe 2008 Men's World Championships in Thailand were dominated by the United States and Korea, who shared the six gold medals. Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left with Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones, l-r) won the titles Singles and Masters, Patrick Allen and Rhino Page captured the Doubles gold and Team USA defeated Korea in roll-off to claim the coveted Team title.

    Korea's Choi Bok-Eum (pictured right with Tae-Young and Ki-Bong, l-r) earned the prestigious All Events title and teamed with Choi Ki-Bong and Kim Tae-Young to win the gold medal in Trios.

    The U.S. "Dream Team" led the medal tally with four gold, 1 silver and two bronze medals. Korea was second with 2 gold and 1 silver. Sweden, Japan, Germany and Denmark got one silver medal each.

    Finland and Norway took home three bronze medals each, while France, Kuwait and England got 1 bronze each.

    2008 Men's World Championships
    SF Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan in Nonthaburi, Thailand (August 20-31, 2008)

    1. Patrick Allen and Rhino Page, United States
    2. Tomas Leandersson and Martin Larsen, Sweden
    3. Petteri Salonen and Pasi Uotila, Finland
    (tie) Mads Sandbækken and Tore Torgersen, Norway

    1. Korea - Choi Bok-Eum, Choi Ki-Bong, Kim Tae-Young
    2. Japan - Toshihiko Takahashi, Shota Kawazoe, Tomokatsu Yamashita
    3. United States - Bill Hoffman, Patrick Allen, Rhino Page
    (tie) United States - Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones

    1. United States - Bill Hoffman, Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Patrick Allen, Rhino Page, Walter Ray Williams Jr.< 2. Korea - Choi Bok-Eum, Hong Hae-Sol, Choi Ki-Bong, Jang Dong-Chul, Kim Tae-Young, Choi Yong-Kyu
    3. Norway - Per Kristian Eide, Glenn Morten Pedersen, Tore Torgersen, Mads Sandbækken Petter Hansen, Svein Roger Olsen
    (tie) Finland - Petteri Salonen, Pasi Uotila, Mika Koivuniemi, Osku Palermaa, Lasse Lintilä, Petri Mannonen- Petteri Salonen, Pasi Uotila, Mika Koivuniemi, Osku Palermaa and Lasse Lintilä

    1. Walter Ray Williams Jr., United States
    2. Kai Günther, Germany
    3. Francois Sacco, France
    (tie) Basil Al-Anzi, Kuwait

    All Events
    1. Choi Bok-Eum, Korea
    2. Rhino Page, United States
    3. Tore Torgersen, Norway

    1. Walter Ray Williams Jr., United States
    2. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark
    3. Osku Palermaa, Finland
    (tie) Dominic Barrett, England


    3rd Men's World Championships 2010

    Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany (Aug. 11-22, 2010)

    Schedule at a glance:
    Monday, August 9, 2010 - FIQ Presidium Meeting
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - FIQ Congress, Arrival, Ball Check, Unofficial Practice, WTBA Presidium Meeting
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - WTBA Congress, Last Day of Arrival, Unofficial Practice, WTBA Presidium Meeting
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 - Official Practice, Opening Ceremonies
    Friday, August 13, 2010 - Singles Day One
    Saturday, August 14, 2010 - Singles Day Two
    Sunday, August 15, 2010 - Doubles Day One
    Monday, August 16, 2010 - Doubles Day Two
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - Trios Day One
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - Trios Day Two
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 - Team Day One
    Friday, August 20, 2010 - Team Day Two
    Saturday, August 21, 2010 - Masters, Banquet
    Sunday, August 22, 2010 - Departure
    Please use the left menu bar to open the detailed schedule.

    Bulletin No. 2 (pdf file)
    As reported earlier, the DBU has released Bulletin No. 2, which contains information about the Preliminary Schedule of Events, Official Hotels, Dream-Bowl Palace, Munich Area, Committees, Facilities/Services, Fees, Visa information, Other tournaments and Forms/Deadlines.

    With just a week to go before the Presidium meetings and FIQ and WTBA Congresses (Aug. 10 and 11 at the Feringapark hotel), which will be held in conjunction with the Championships, the DBU has released four PDF files for download:

    MWC Information Update #3 1 (pdf file)
    The file contains the latest information in order to make the arrival and stay of the delegations in Munich/Unterföhring as convenient as possible.

    Ball Check Schedule (pdf file)
    This Schedule shall provide sufficient time frames in order to carry out the necessary ball checks for all federations, but its success depends on the acceptance by the players and delegations.

    Official Practice Schedule (Aug. 12) (pdf file)
    The official practice will be conducted on Aug. 12 in 4 squads over 90 minutes with lane change every 7 and a half minutes. Each team will play in 12 blocks consisting of 3 lanes. Immediately after the practice squad players must decide which bowling balls (max. 6 per player) shall be used in the competition.

    Bowling Center Map (pdf file)
    The 2010 Men's World Championships will be staged at Dream-Bowl Palace, a state-of-the-art 52-laner in Unterföhring, a suburb of the city of Munich, Germany. Dream-Bowl Palace is the biggest bowling center in Europe and opened its doors on December 15th, 2009.

    The organizer has informed us that all tickets available for the nine competition days have already sold out no more reservations can be accepted in advance. Supporters, visitors or guests who have not yet purchased a valid ticket and attempt to enter the bowling center without a ticket will not be granted entry. However, a small number of tickets will still be available at the day time box office directly at Dream-Bowl Palace from August 13th on.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif2010MWCKegelLogo_small.jpgFor all those, who cannot attend the Men's World Championship, Bowlingdigital will be providing Live Coverage presented by Kegel and supported by the DBU, which will include daily reports, complete game-by-game results, high quality photos and HD videos from each discipline. The videos will be available on and YouTube.

    The Live Coverage will be highlighted by Live Streaming internet broadcast of the semifinals and finals in Singles, Doubles, Trios and the Team event. Bowlingdigital is also planning Live Streaming throughout the entire Masters match play.

    Live Streaming will be available on UStream with commentary in English. Bowlingdigital is also planning to post tape delayed videos in other languages such as Spanish, French, Swedish, Chinese, etc.

    Live streaming broadcast times will be available on the website. Each broadcast will be archived for repeat viewings.

    Here's the tentative schedule of the Live Streaming broadcast times (subject to change):

    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    20:00 - 21:00 Opening Ceremonies

    Saturday, August 14, 2010
    18.30 - 19.00 Singles - Semifinals
    19.00 - 19.30 Singles - Championship
    19.30 - 20.00 Singles - Medals Ceremony

    Monday, August 16, 2010
    18.00 - 18.45 Doubles - Semifinals
    18.45 - 19.30 Doubles - Championship
    19.30 - 20.00 Doubles - Medals Ceremony

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    20.00 - 21.00 Trios - Semifinals
    21.00 - 22.00 Trios - Championship

    Thursday, August 19, 2010
    13.30 - 14.00 Trios - Medals Ceremony

    Friday, August 20, 2010
    19.30 - 21.00 Team - Semifinals
    21.00 - 22.30 Team - Championship

    Saturday, August 21, 2010
    08.00 - 10.00 Masters - Round of 16
    10.00 - 12.00 Masters - Quarterfinals
    13.00 - 15.00 Masters - Semifinals
    15.00 - 17.00 Masters - Final
    17.00 - 17.30 Masters - Medal Ceremony

    (all time Central European Time)


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