Opening ceremonies usher in 2010 World Men's Championships


    2010 MWC

    Championships features 356 competitors from 65 countries

    2010MWCMarchOut.jpgMore than 350 players from 65 countries iwere celebrated Thursday night as the opening ceremonies officially ushered in the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Men's Championships.

    The players took part in the traditional march out (pictured left is the team from the host country of Germany) of the teams at Dream Bowl Palace, a 52-lane bowling center in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany, that opened nine months ago.

    The Championships begin with the Singles event Friday morning. Qualifying will take place over five squads (three Friday and two Saturday) with the top four players after six games advancing to the semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    2010MWCWTBAPresidentKevinDornberger.jpgTo review the live streaming of the Opening Ceremonies go to Bowlingdigital's Channel

    Photos from the official practice and opening ceremonies are available on Facebook:
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    All photos by Bowlingdigital/Beat Grauwiler.

    Pictured right: WTBA President, Kevin Dornberger declares the 2010 Men's World Championship officially open.

    The 2010 WTBA World Men's Championships features 356 competitors from 65 countries (Dominican Republic, Mongolia and Pakistan did not show up) competing for medals in six events - Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters match play. will provide live streaming of the semifinals and finals of each event. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss will serve as color commentator and Ted Thompson of Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider of the Championships, will serve as analyst.

    The preliminaries of each event will be streamed with a web cam.

    Here's the live streaming schedule:

    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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