O'Neill & Barnes crack the top 4 in Doubles Squad 3 at Men's World Championships


    2010 MWC

    Team USA members sit on the bubble after the first day of the Doubles preliminaries

    2010MWCBillONeillChrisBarnes.jpg2010MWCMathiasArupMartinPaulsson.jpgScores were rather low in the third qualifying squad of the Doubles event Sunday evening at the Men's World Championships but squad leaders Bill O'Neill and Chris Barnes (pictured left, l-r), United States, finished with a 445 game to crack the top 4 in the overall qualifying standings.

    O'Neill, who won the gold medal in Singles yesterday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany, had a 1265 six game series and Barnes, who took the bronze medal, added 1237 which helped the team to grab the fourth place on the leaderboard with 2502 six-game total and an average of 208.50.

    2010MWCAlexLiewMuhdNurAiman.jpg2010MWCPatrickAllenRhinoPage.jpgSquad 1 leaders Martin Paulsson and Mathias Årup (above right, r-l), Sweden, remained in the driver's seat at the end of the first day of the Doubles preliminaries. The Swedes felled 2621 pins and averaged 218.42 on the 45-foot WTBA Mexico City oil pattern.

    Squad 2 leaders Alex Liew and Muhd Nur Aiman, (left, l-r), Malaysia; chalked up 2568 pins to sit in second place with an average of 214.00.

    2010MWCJangDongChulChoYoungSeon.jpg2010MWCNayefOqabShakerAlHassan.jpgDefending World Doubles champions Patrick Allen and Rhino Page (above right, l-r), United States, are still in third place with 2513 (209.42) while Korea's Choi Yong-Kyu and Kim Tae-Young fell out of the top 4 to fifth place with 2498 (208.17).

    Two more teams of Squad 3 made it into the top 10. Jang Dong-Chul and Cho Young-Seon (left, l-r), Korea, were just nine pins behind O'Neill//Barnes with 2493 to take the 8th place among the 107 doubles thus far.

    Nayef Oqab and Shaker Al- Hassan (right, l-r), UAE, finished with 2452 to overtake 10th place. However, all but the first four teams are already out of contention for the medals before the final two squads will conclude the preliminaries on Monday.

    Aiman leads in All Events after 12 games with 2666 and is followed by O'Neill and Barnes with 2637 and 2612. Korea's Cho Young-Seon and Jang, Dong-Chul sit in fourth and fifth place with 2604 and 2559, respectively.

    2010MWCLogo_small.jpg The 356 players from 65 countries participating in the 2010 Men's World Championships were split into five squads for the Doubles event at 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring in the outskirts of Munich, Germany.

    Doubles will be contested on the 45-foot WTBA Mexico City oil pattern.

    They will bowl six games preliminaries over two days (three quads on Sunday, two on Monday) with the top four teams advancing to the semifinals on Monday afternoon starting at 6.00 p.m. CET (noon EST).

    2010MWCBrianVoss.jpg2010MWCTedThompson.jpg The 2010 WTBA World Men's Championships will run through Aug. 21st. Players will compete for medals in six events - Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters match play.

    Bowlingdigital.com will provide live streaming of the semifinals, finals and award ceremonies of each event. The Bowlingdigital team consists of Herbert Bickel (editor), Flavio Cuva (Live Streaming/Video) and Beat Grauwiler (photos).

    PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured left) will serve as color commentator and Ted Thompson (right), lane maintenance expert with Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider of the Championships, will serve as analyst. Lucas Wiseman of USBC Communications will assist as play-by-play analyst.

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

    Live streaming will be available at Bowlingdigital's Ustream TV Channel


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    All photos by Bowlingdigital/Beat Grauwiler.


    Here's the live streaming schedule:

    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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