World Bowling News Overview

2002 WRM

05/29/02

Remy Ong captures top seed by the narrowest possible margin

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMRemyOng.jpg 2002WRMSquad3TonyManna_small.jpg Singapore's Remy Ong (l.) refused to fall and captured the top seed position for tomorrow's single elimination final. Ong felled 5127 pins, an average of 213,63 over 24 games. Team USA anchor man Tony Manna Jr. (r.) put together the tournament-best 1828 series, worth a $1,000 bonus, to take the No. 2 seed with pinfall total of 5126. 

2002 WRM

05/29/02

Clara Guerrero regains lead and cashes another $1,000

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMSquad3ClaraGuerrero_small.jpg First round leader Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia scored the field-best 1727, eight-game series in the third round of the World Ranking Masters to win her second "High Block Award" worth $1,000. In the 24th and final game of the day, the 20-year-old right-hander overtook Tanya Petty, Germany to regain the lead with pinfall total of 5038, an average of 209,92. 

2002 WRM

05/29/02

Remy Ong takes over lead in men's division after two blocks

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMSquad2RemyOng_small.jpg Singapore's Remy Ong used high games of 258 and 268 to earn the "High Block Award" and to help grab the top spot in the World Ranking Masters men's division after two rounds. The 23-year-old, who already won two major tournaments in Asia this year, is holding a 78-pin lead over Saeed Al-Hajri from Qatar, 3408. Third place belongs to Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 3394.

2002 WRM

05/29/02

Tanya Petty surges to the top in women's World Ranking Masters

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMSquad2TanyaPetty_small.jpg Germany's Tanya Petty (left) posted the highest 8-game block in the second round (worth $1,000) to boost herself from ninth to first in the World Ranking Masters. Petty averaged 224,25 this morning and has an overall average of 212,81 for 16 games. Her nearest rival is Tseng Su Fen, the spinner from Chinese Taipei, whose 1671 brought her to a grand total of 3348 pins and a 209,25 average. 

2002 WRM

05/28/02

Chester King sets the pace in men's World Ranking Masters

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMSquad1ChesterKing_small.jpg Chester King (pictured) from the Philippines took the lead in the men's World Ranking Masters in Aalborg after the first eight-game block. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 78-pin cushion over lefty Peter Ahlen, Sweden. Another southpaw, Remy Ong, from Singapore, is third. King received a 1,000 Dollar bonus for leading the squad.

2002 WRM

05/28/02

Clara Guerrero takes the early lead in the women's division in World Ranking Masters

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMSquad1ClaraGuerrero_small.jpg 20-year-old Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia put together an impressive 8-games series in her first block in the World Ranking Masters in Aalborg. Guerrero threw high games of 245, 248 and 256 to grab the top spot with a 1717-pinfall, an average of 214,63. Guerrero received a 1,000 Dollar bonus from tournament manager Kim Thorsgaard Jensen for the feat.

2002 WRM

05/21/02

2nd World Ranking Masters

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

2002WRMLogo.jpg The second annual World Ranking Masters will take place at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, May 26 through 30, 2002. The top eight men and the top eight women qualifiers from the three WTBA zones will face each other to determine the 2002 WTBA World Ranking Masters champion. Check here for our live tournament coverage commencing Monday, May 27 through to the finals on Wednesday, May 29, 2002.

2001 WBM

04/26/01

Hui triumphs in men's final at World Bowling Masters

Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

Sunny_Hui_1341.jpg Bandar_Al-Shafi_2868.jpg Hong Kong's Sunny Hui (l.) made quick work of Bandar Al-Shafi (r.) from Qatar, two-games-to-none to win the men's title in the 2001 World Bowling Masters at the Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The winner received $10,000, while Al-Shafi pocketed $6,000.

2001 WBM

04/25/01

Jesmine Ho wins inaugural Women's World Bowling Masters

Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

Iben_Tchu_1287.jpg 2001WBMJesmineHo3_small.jpg Jesmine Ho (l.), the spinner from Singapore, defeated Dane Iben Tchu (r.), two-games-to-none, to win the inaugural World Bowling Masters at Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the $10,000 top prize. Tchu earned $6,000 for second place.

2001 WBM

04/24/01

Verbruggen holds top spot after round robin

Lefthanders take control of the World Bowling Masters

2002WRMGeryVerbruggen.jpg Belgium's Gery Verbruggen (left) averaged 232,6 for ten games in the second block of match play and has an overall average of 233,95 for 21 games to hold the top spot in the World Bowling Masters as the field was cut to top sixteen. Third-placed Bill Hoffman of the United States is the sole right-hander among the top five and also the only survivor from the American Zone.

2001 WBM

04/23/01

Putney leads top 16 women into double-elimination match play finals

Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

Ann_Maree_Putney_4234.jpg Ann-Maree Putney (left) from Australia, who won the gold medal in the Masters competotition at the 1999 World Championships in this bowling center, leaped one spot into the lead during the second round of match play (10 games) in the 2001 World Bowling Masters at Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2001 WBM

04/23/01

Verbruggen powers his way into lead in World Bowling Masters

Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

Gery_Verbruggen_2870.jpg European rankings leader Gery Verbruggen (left) of Belgium averaged 235,18 in his first block of match play to take a dominating 123-pin lead in the inaugural World Bowling Masters at the Khalifa Int'l Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Lefty Verbruggen fired games of 213, 249, 181, 236, 219, 268, 248, 243, 216, 246 and 268 en route to a 2587 11-game total and has collected a 9-2 match play record.

2001 WBM

04/22/01

First block leader Jesmine Ho

Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

2001WBMJesmineHo3_small.jpg Singapore's spinner Jesmine Ho (left) took the lead after the first block of round robin in the inaugural World Bowling Masters at the Khalifa Int'l Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE. To gain the No. 1 position, Ho amassed a 2328 11-game pinfall total for a tournament-best 211,64 average and went 6-5 in match play.

2001 WBM

02/16/01

2001 World Bowling Masters

Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE (April 21-25, 2001)

2001WRMLogo_small.jpg The WTBA will conclude its 2000 ranking season with the inaugural World Bowling Masters in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The special event will include 49 of the world's top amateur bowlers from the FIQ/WTBA American, Asian and European Zone and will be contested in the Khalifa International Bowling Stadium from Friday, April 21 through Thursday, April 25.

2001 WBM

01/20/01

EBF postpones World Bowling Masters for the second time

2001WRMLogo_small.jpg The inaugural World Bowling Masters, originally scheduled for February 19-26 and recently postponed to March 15-22 is postponed for the second time. The event is now supposed to be held April 17-25 in the Khalifa International Bowling Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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