Team USA member Danielle McEwan
, who dominated the 2016 World Bowling Tour and capped off the season with victory in the 2016 World Bowling Tour Women’s Finals
, continued to lead the WBT women’s ranking after the first event, the 14 Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany.
McEwan (pictured right and above), who also won the 2015 WBT Women’s Finals, added 15 points to the points she has earned in WBT events in a two-year period since April 2015 to lead a field of 210 women from 37 countries with 453 ranking point total.
Two-time PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson (above left), United States, is in second place with distant 306 points, and is followed by Anggie Ramirez Perea (right) of Colombia, who is further 89 pins back in third place with 217 points.
Rounding out the top 4 is Liz Kuhlkin, United States, with 201 points.
Birgit Pöppler (left) of Germany was the best of 72 women in the Brunswick Euro Challenge finishing in sixth place in the standings to take the early lead in the annual points list, which will determine the finalists for the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals.
The World Bowling Tour is sanctioned by World Bowling, the governing body for the sport of bowling. The tour is the premier international bowling series that is hosted in numerous, unique cities around the globe.
Due to an agreement between World Bowling and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), World Bowling Tour tournaments will award a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member who doesn’t accept handicap pins.
The World Bowling Tour 2017 consists of nine stops in Bahrain, Germany, Kuwait (2), Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and USA (2).
Men and women compete for points to earn places on the World Bowling Tour rankings. The points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two year format. “Majors” award double points.
The top three men and top three women in the annual points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).
World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on the World Bowling Tour, click here.
World Bowling Tour 2017 stops announced
Qualifying Standings for 2017 WBT Women’s Finals
Top 25 with position, country and total points from the 2017 WBT events and the highest points earned in a single event
WBT Women’s Point Ranking as of March 27, 2017
Standings after the 14th Brunswick Euro Challenge 2017. Players with country, ranking points earned in the calendar year 2015, 2016 and 2017, ranking point total, highest points earned in a single event and number of top 50 finishes.