World Bowling News Overview

2014 BWC

11/07/14

Liza Del Rosario leads Squad A after qualifying at 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Filipina averages 221.95 for 20 games to hold a 93-pin lead as 36 of 70 women have completed the preliminaries; average to beat for 24th place is currently 199.60

2014BWCLizaDelRosario_small.jpg2014BWCSandraGongora3_small.jpgLiza Del Rosario (l.) of the Philippines led Squad A for the fourth consecutive day to finish qualifying atop the 36-player leaderboard with 4439 total and an average of 221.95 for 20 games. The 2003 World Champion in Trios closed out qualifying with her lowest game (172) and her lowest five game series (1009) but beat out her nearest competitor in Squad A for the top spot by 93 pins. Sandra Gongora (r.) of Mexico was second with 4346 (217.30).

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Tobias Börding widens his lead to more than 200 pins after men's Round Three Qualifying

German shoots another 1236 series Thursday night to lead the 82 men into the final qualifying day; the No. 24 score to beat to advance is 3199, or a 213.27 average

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany, who leads the men's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup since the first round of qualifying, rolled a 1236 series at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to widen his lead to 202 pins after the third round. The 22-year-old right-hander had games of 258, 225, 258, 247 and 248 Thursday night at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Börding totaled 3677 pins, an overall average of 245.13, and out averaged his nearest competitor, Mykhaylo Kalika of Ukraine, by more than 13 pins.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Brittni Hamilton powers her way into the lead in the women's division

Team USA member averages over 230 for 15 games to lead the 70-player field into the final qualifying round on Friday morning; score to make the cut in 24th place is 2994 or an average of 199.60

2014BWCBrittniHamilton2_small.jpg2014BWCLizadelRosario3_small.jpgBrittni Hamilton (l.), United States, averaged 234.40 in the third qualifying round of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday evening at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to overtake the lead in the women's division with 3452 15-game total and an overall average of 230.13. Hamilton had games of 225, 227, 238, 245 and 237 for 1172, the highest series of the day, to beat out Liza Del Rosario (r.), Philippines, for the top spot by 22 pins.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Biboy Rivera, Magnus Johnson lead Squad A to move into 2nd and 3rd in men's World Cup

Squad C's Mykhaylo Kalika remains atop the leaderboard with B Squad yet to bowl the third five-game block; average to make the 24th and final spot to survive qualifying is now 213.70 average

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2014BWCBiboyRivera_small.jpgMykhaylo Kalika (l.) continued to lead the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as none of the A Squad bowlers was able to overtake the Ukrainian in the third-round block on Thursday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center. Kalika leads the field of 55 bowlers who have completed 15 of 20 qualifying games with 3475 total and an average of 231.67. Biboy Rivera (r.), Philippines, paced Squad A to overtake second place with 3458 total (230.53).

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Liza Del Rosario maintains 228 average after three rounds in women's World Cup

Filipina holds on the lead as the 36 women of Squad a have completed 15/20 qualifying games; Russia's Maria Bulanova paces third block with 1147 (229.40 average); average to make the cut in 24th place is currently 196.10

2014BWCLizaDelRosario2_small.jpgLiza Del Rosario (l.) of the Philippines averaged 225.20 in the third qualifying block of Squad A at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to easily maintain her lead in the women's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The former world champion rebounded from a sub-par start (194) with games of 258, 229, 232 and 213 for an 1126 series and 3430 15-game total, an overall average of 228.67. Her nearest rivals from B Squad need to improve their overall averages this afternoon to overtake the Filipina.

2014 BWC

11/06/14

Mykhaylo Kalika emerges as Squad C leader after 15/20 qualifying games

Ukrainian averages 231.67 for 15 games to move to the top of the leaderboard; cut line for 24th place is currently 213.27 average

2014BWCMykhayloKalika_small.jpg2014BWCSteveThornton_small.jpgThe 26 men of Squad C kicked off the third day of qualifying in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday morning at 8 a.m. CET. Mykhaylo Kalika (l.) of Ukraine came out of the gates quickly with games of 230, 249, 213, 214 and 248 for 1154 to move to the top of the leaderboard with 3475 15-game total and an overall average of 231.67. Steve Thornton (r.) of England was next with 3434 with Chris Barnes, USA, third on 3433.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Tobias Börding remains unchallenged; continues to lead men's qualifying after 10/20 games

Israel's Oron Cohen leads Squad A to maintain second place; score to make the cut in 24th place is now 2130 (213.30 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2014BWCOronCohen_small.jpgFirst round leader Tobias Börding (l.) of German added 1136 to his 1305 first-block series to easily maintain his lead in the men's division at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after 10 of 20 qualifying games. The Squad B leader toppled 2441 pins to hold a 97-pin lead over Oron Cohen (r.) of Israel, who had an 1134 series in Squad A, which concluded the second round Wednesday night at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Liza Del Rosario holds the lead as women's World Cup competition reaches halfway mark

Filipina averages over 230 for ten games to beat out Squad B leaders Brittni Hamilton, Rebecka Larsen and Clara Guerrero for top spot; score to make the cut in 24th place is currently 1972 (197.20 average)

2014BWCLizaDelRosario2_small.jpg2014BWCBrittniHamilton_small.jpgLiza Del Rosario of the Philippines maintained her lead in the women's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as the competition has reached its halfway mark. The 2003 world champion in trios added an 1109 series to the 1195 from yesterday to lead the field of 70 women from 70 countries with 2304 10-game total. Del Rosario had games of 256, 207, 246, 217 and 183 to overtake Squad B leader Brittni Hamilton (r.), United States, by 24 pins.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Chris Barnes takes over second place in men's division at Wroclaw Bowling World Cup

American continues to lead Squad C and narrows the gap to tournament leader Tobias Börding (GER); Malta's Neil Sullivan rolls the first 300 game of the 50th anniversary edition of the World Cup

2014BWCChrisBarnes_small.jpg2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpgChris Barnes (l.) of the United States averaged 231.40 in the second block of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Wednesday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland, to lead squad C and to move into second place in the overall standings after 10 of 20 qualifying games with 2335 total or an average of 233.50. With 53 of 82 players in the books Tobias Börding of Germany (r.) leads the men's division with 2441 (244.10 average).

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Brittni Hamilton moves to the top of Squad B in women's division at 50th World Cup

Team USA member averages 228 as 34 of 70 women have completed 10 of 20 qualifying games; Colombia's Clara Guerrero averages 240 for the day to leap into third place

2014BWCBrittniHamilton_small.jpg2014BWCRebeckaLarsen_small.jpgBrittni Hamilton (l.), United States, toppled 1151 pins, an average of 230.20 for five games, in the second qualifying block to take the early lead in the women's division at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, with 2280 and an overall average of 228. Hamilton, who was third overall behind an 1129 series in the first block on Tuesday, rolled games of 260, 211, 206, 215 and 259 to overtake Rebecka Larsen (r.) of Sweden by eleven pins.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Tobias Börding maintains lead in men's division at World Cup after 10 games

German averages 227 in the second round of qualifying to maintain a 163-pin lead as Squad B has completed 10 of 20 qualifying games

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2014BWCDhruvSarda_small.jpg Tobias Börding (l.) of Germany, who led the first round of qualifying in the men's division after an outstanding 1305 series (261 average), held on to the lead in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland as Squad B has reaached the halfway mark. Börding posted 1136 on early Wednesday morning to set the pace with 2441 or an average of 244.10 for ten games. Börding has a 163-pin buffer over Dhruv Sarda (r.) of India, who is second with 2278.

2014 BWC

11/05/14

Team USA's Chris Barnes sets the pace in Squad C; sits in fourth place after Round 1 Qualifying

Germany's Tobias Börding leads the 82-player field at the World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland with 1305 and an average of 261; score to make the first cut in 24th place is raised to 1071 (214.20 average)

2014BWCChrisBarnes_small.jpg2014BWCTobiasBording_small.jpgFresh off the PBA World Series of Bowling VI, Chris Barnes (l.) of the Unites States, set the pace in the third and last squad of the men's division at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with 1178 to jump into fourth place in the overall standings. Germany's Tobias Börding (r.) remained unchallenged atop the 82-player leaderboard. The German national team member fired games of 254, 275, 258, 267 and 251 in Squad B for 1305 total or an average of 261.

2014 BWC

11/04/14

Video of the various styles from female bowlers at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo2.jpg The 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from November 1-9, 2014 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center inside the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate. The prestigious annual event drew 152 players from 85 countries, 82 men and 70 women. This video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the female bowlers and the various styles and different lines they played.

2014 BWC

11/04/14

Rebecka Larsen, Brittni Hamilton move into second and third place in women's division

Liza del Rosario holds on to the lead as the women from 70 countries have completed the first round; score to make the cut in 24th place is 961 (192.20 average)

2014BWCRebeckaLarsen_small.jpg2014BWCBrittniHamilton_small.jpgRebecka Larsen (l.) of Sweden and Brittni Hamilton (r.), United States, led the second qualifying squad of the women's division at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, en route to move into second and third place in the overall standings as the women from 70 countries have completed the first of four five-game blocks at Sky Bowling Center. Liza del Rosario, Philippines, held on to the lead with 1195 and an average of 239.

2014 BWC

11/04/14

Germany's Tobias Börding averages 261 to shoot into lead in men's Bowling World Cup

Squad B leader becomes the first player to crack the 1300-bar in Wroclaw; Squad A leader Oron Cohen (ISR) and Biboy Rivera (PHI) slip to second and third place; score to make the first cut in 24th place is now 1012 (202.40 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording_small.jpg2014BWCDhruvSarda_small.jpgTobias Börding (l.) of Germany fired games of 254, 275, 258, 267 and 251 to take a commanding lead in the men's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The right-hander became the first player to crack the 1300-bar in five games, an average of 260, to take a 95-pin lead with 1305 total and an average of 261. Börding out averaged his nearest competitor in that squad, fourth place Dhruv Sarda (r.) of India, by more than 32 pins.

2014 BWC

11/04/14

Video of the Opening Ceremonies at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2014BWCVideo1.jpg The 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup was officially declared open during a one-hour Opening Ceremony Monday evening, November 3rd, in the atrium of Sky Tower, the highest building in Poland and home of 24-lane Sky bowling center, in Wroclaw, Poland. The 50th edition of the prestigious event, which runs from November 1-9, is the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Two players per country, one man and one woman, are eligible to participate.

2014 BWC

11/04/14

Squad A leader Liza Del Rosario takes 101-pin lead in women's division at 50th World Cup

Filipina out averages her nearest competitor by more than 20 pins; with B Squad to bowl later this afternoon, score to make the cut in 24th place is currently 875 (175 average)

2014BWCLizaDelRosario_small.jpg2014BWCSinLiJane_small.jpgLiza del Rosario (l.) Philippines, averaged 239 for five games to set the pace in the women's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Tuesday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 2003 World Champion in Trios toppled 1195 pins in Squad A including games of 244, 236, 213, 287 and 215 and out averaged her nearest competitor, Sin Li Jane (r.)) of Malaysia, by more than 20 pins. The women of Squad B bowl at 6.30 p.m. CET.

2014 BWC

11/04/14

Oron Cohen takes the early lead in Men's Qualifying at 50th World Cup

Israeli shoots 295 last game to beat Filipino Biboy Rivera for top spot by seven pins; with Squads B and C yet to bowl, score to make the cut in 24th place is 920 or an average of 184

2014BWCOronCohen_small.jpg2014BWCBiboyRivera_small.jpgThe 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup got underway on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. CET at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Oron Cohen (l.) of Israel finished the first of four five-game blocks with a huge 295 game to lead the 29 bowlers of Squad A with 1210 total and an average of 242. Cohen, who started his set with 224, 198, 256 and 237, beat out former World Champion Biboy Rivera (r.), Philippines, for the top spot by seven pins.

2014 BWC

11/03/14

50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup officially declared open

Real action will commence on Tuesday morning with the first qualifying block at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWCDwarfs_small.jpgThe Opening Ceremonies of the 50th edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started at 7 p.m. CET on the ground level of Sky Tower (51 floors, 212m to the roof) in Wroclaw, Poland, with Tournament Director Bernard Gibbons (Ireland) welcoming the guests and all the participants, who make the tournament the biggest event in the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to participating countries. Pictured left is Bowlingdigital's illustration for new "Bowling Dwarfs" in Wroclaw.

2014 BWC

11/03/14

50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup kicks off with Official Practice, Opening Ceremonies

Competition runs from November 4-9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWCSkyTowerAtrium_small.jpgThe 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup got underway on Monday morning, Nov. 3, with the official practice at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The 50th edition of the prestigious event will be officially opened during the Opening Ceremonies starting at 7 p.m. CET in the atrium of the Sky Tower (pictured), the highest building in Poland and home of Sky bowling center. Approximately 150 players from more than eighty countries will attend the grand opening.

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