2014 Asian Games

10/01/14

Wu Siu Hong sets the pace in Men's Masters in Block 1 on short oil at 17th Asian Games

Hong Kong bowler leads Hussain Al-Suwaidi (UAE) and Du Jianchao (CHN) by 10 and 39 pins

2014AsianGamesLogo_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (pictured left) of Hong Kong took the lead in Men's Masters at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, after the first of two eight-game blocks Wednesday at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium. Siu Hong averaged 213.63 on short oil and won five of his eight matches and tied one (10 bonus per win, 5 for a tie) to lead the field of 16 players from nine countries with 1764 total including 55 bonus pins. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates, was second with 1754 and Du Jianchao, China, third with 1725.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/30/14

Qualifying is underway at 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Vienna, Austria

European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament offers total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpgQualifying in the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, a European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament, started Monday, Sept. 29th and runs through Saturday, Oct. 4 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Total 64 players will advance to Sunday's finals including the top 51 qualifiers, the top 9 from Squads 1-9 not among the top 51 and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna commencing Thursday.

2014 Asian Games

09/30/14

Korean men defend Team title at 17th Asian Games

As in the 2010 Asian Games, Malaysia takes silver and Hong Kong gets bronze; Korea's Park Jong Woo captures gold medal in All-Events, silver and bronze for Yannaphon Larp-apharat (THA) and Kang Hee Won (KOR)

2014AsianGamesMenTeamKorea3_small.jpg2014AsianGamesParkJongWoo3_small.jpgThe Men's Team event at the 17th Asian Games had exactly the same medalists as four years ago as Korea successfully defended the title and Malaysia and Hong Kong retained silver and bronze. Park Jong Woo, Choi Bok Eum, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Kyung Min, Hong Hae Sol and Kang Hee Won (l.) cruised to the gold medal with 6228 (207.60 ave.). Park (right) won gold in All-Events with 5047 (210.29).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/30/14

Daniel Vezis takes early lead in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Two-hander rolls 1330 to lead field of 79 players from 11 countries after 3/20 squads; score to make the cut is currently 1048 (174.67 average)

2014EBT13DanielVezis_small.jpg2014EBT11ThomasGross_small.jpgDaniel Vezis (l.) of Latvia leads a field of 79 players from 11 countries the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open after the first day of qualifying at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The two-hander posted 1330 in Squad 1, an average of 221.67, including games of 195, 246, 176, 225, 235 and 253 to beat out tournament director Thomas Gross (r.) of Austria for the top spot by six pins. Qualifying continues on Tuesday with Squads 4, 5 and 6

2014 Asian Games

09/30/14

Singapore's women capture coveted Team gold medal at 17th Asian Games

Korea and Indonesia earn silver and bronze; Korea's Lee Na Young claims gold in All-Events, silver and bronze go to Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN)

2014AsianGamesWomenTeamSingapore2_small.jpg2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoung3_small.jpgOvernight leader Singapore (left) captured the coveted gold medal in the Women's Team event at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, with Korea and Indonesia taking silver and bronze, respectively. The second block of the Team event also decided the medals in All-Events. Lee Na Young (r.) of Korea earned the gold medal, Sin Li Jane of Malaysia got silver and Jazreel Tan of Singapore took bronze.

Russia

09/29/14

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov clinch BWC and ECC berths

Win Russian qualifier to represent their country at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland and the European Champions Cup in Iceland

2014BWCRUSQMariaBulanovaAlexeyParshukov_small.jpgRussian national team members Maria Bulanova of Nizny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Ekaterinburg (pictured l-r) won the Russian World Cup Qualifier to clinch a berth in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014). In addition, the duo will also represent Russia in the European Champions Cup which will be held at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland (October 13-19, 2014).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/29/14

12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is underway at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria

Live coverage on Bowlingdigital.com commences on Thursday; 243 players, 31 women and 212 men, from 28 countries have registered for the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg The 12th annual Columbia 300 Vienna Open gets underway Monday at Plus Bowling in Viuenna, Austria, with Squads 1-3. 243 players, 31 women and 212 men, from 28 countries have registered for the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season. The Vienna Open offers total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000, 62.900 € for Singles and 10.230 € for Doubles. .BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

Coming Friday

09/29/14

Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick - Live on Bowlingdigital.com

197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered for the EBT "Satellite" event; squads 1-17 still have vacancies; tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. 197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered to book almost 400 entries. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo offering total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 € top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open live from Oslo.

2014 Asian Games

09/29/14

Singaporean women roll back-to-back 1100 games to lead Asian Games Team event after Block 1

Korea is second and Chinese Taipei third after the first three games on long oil; second block on short oil will follow on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.; Sin Li Jane (MAS) maintains 9-pin lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games

2014AsianGamesWomenTeamSingapore_small.jpgThe Singaporean women's national team finished the first three-game block on long oil with back-to-back 1100-games to surge in the lead in the Women's Team event at the 17th Asian Games. Sisters Cherie and Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan (pictured) started with a 908 game, then fired games of 1103 and 1133 to lead the field of 11 five-player teams with 3144 total (209.60 avg.). Korea and Chinese Taipei sit in second and third place with 3049 and 1995, resp.

2014 Asian Games

09/29/14

Korean men set the pace in Team event after first block on long oil at Incheon Asian Games

Indonesia and Hong Kong sit in second and third place; second block on short oil will be played on Tuesday; Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat holds a 55-pin lead in All-Events with only three games remaining

2014AsianGamesMenTeamKorea_small.jpgKorea's Park Jong Woo, Choi Bok Eum, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Kyung Min and Kang Hee Won (pictured) averaged 210.40 on the long pattern Monday morning at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium to take the lead in the Men's Team event at the 17th Asian Games with 3156. Indonesia was 79 pins behind in second place with 3077 and Hong Kong was further 22 pins behind in third place with 3055. The second block of three games on short oil will conclude the Team event on Tuesday.

France

09/29/14

QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup 2014 features six TV Shows; adds Mixed Doubles event

Six TV shows in three venues to air on Eurosport and Angers Tele featuring Men's Singles, Team, Doubles & Masters, Women's Team Challenge and a newly added Mixed Doubles

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup will take place from October 5-9 in three cities in western France featuring six televised events for delayed airing on Eurosport 2 and Angers Tele. Organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion has invited 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia. 10 men and six women will compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles & Masters, Women's Team Challenge and a newly added Mixed Doubles event.

2014 European Bowling Tour #15

09/28/14

Jesper Svensson wins his third EBT title in QubicaAMF German Open 2014

Beats fellow Swedish youth national team member Markus Jansson in the title match

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In a title match between two Swedish youth national team members, Jesper Svensson (second from left) defeated Markus Jansson (left), 514-482, to win his third European Bowling Tour title and the second this season in the QubicaAMF German Open 2014. The 19-year-old two-handed lefty received 7.000 Euro and 150 ranking points for the feat. Svensson took a 13-pin lead after the first game, 247-234, and cruised to the title with 267-248.

2014 European Bowling Tour

09/28/14

European Bowling Tour's inaugural Gibraltar Open 2014 has been cancelled

2014 EBT now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is almost one million Euro

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Due to the low number of entries, the organizer of the inaugural Gibraltar Open has cancelled the "Satellite" event scheduled for Oct. 20-26. The 2014 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. Total prize fund is almost one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

09/28/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 120-point lead after 15/19 events

Dom Barrett (ENG/2nd), Mika Koivuniemi (FIN/4th) and German Open winner Jesper Svensson (SWE/5th) crack the top 5

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 Asian Games

09/28/14

Japanese men maintain pole position to win second gold medal for Japan in Men's Trios

Malaysia earns the silver medal, while Korea come from behind to secure the bronze medal

2014AsianGamesShogoWadaTomoyukiSasakiShusakuAsato_small.jpgSquad A and overnight leaders Shogo Wada, Tomoyuki Sasaki and Shusaku Asato (l-r) of Japan averaged 218.44 on long oil and remained atop the leaderboard in Men's Trios with 3881 total and an overall average of 215.61 en route to earn the second gold medal in the Asian Games bowling competition for Japan. Squad B trios from Malaysia and Korea were distant second and third with 3801 and 3715, respectively, to take silver and bronze, Sunday at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

09/28/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) widens her lead to 249 points after 15 of 19 events

German Open women's ranking winner Ida Andersson (SWE) leaps into second place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 Asian Games

09/28/14

Second gold medal for Korea in Women's Trios at 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea

Overnight leaders Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Jung Da Wun maintain lead in second block on long oil; Singapore takes silver, the other Korean trio gets bronze; Sin Li Jane (MAS) shoots high game, high series to overtake the lead in All-Events after 18/24 games

2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoungSonYunHeeJungDaWun2_small.jpgOvernight leaders Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Jung Da Wun (l-r) of Korea averaged 206.78 for the second three-game block on long oil to win the second gold medal for the host country at the 17th Asian Games bowling competition in Women's Trios. The winners rolled games of 602, 607 and 652 on the long pattern to lead the 22 trios from 13 countries with 3896 (216.44 average). Singapore took silver, while the other Korean trio got bronze.

2014 Asian Games

09/27/14

Korean women average 226 to lead Trios event at halfway point in Incheon Asian Games

Chinese Taipei is 145 pins behind in second place with Japan in third position; second block on long oil will be played on Sunday; Korea's Lee Na Young and Son Yun Hee lead in All-Events after 15/24 games

2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoungSonYunHeeJungDaWun_small.jpgKorea's Lee Na Young, Son Yun Hee and Jung Da Wun (l-r) have their sights set on the gold medal in Women's Trios at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, as they averaged 226.11 in the first block of three games on the short oil pattern to lead the field of 22 trios from 13 countries with 2035 including games of 694, 657 and 684. Chinese Taipei was 145 pins behind the Koreans in second place with 1890 followed by Japan in third place with 1872.

2014 Asian Games

09/27/14

Japan leads in Men's Trios after the first block on short oil at 17th Asian Games

Malaysia and Korea sit in second and third place; second block on long oil will be played on Sunday; Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong takes over lead in All-Events after 15/24 games

2014AsianGamesTomoyukiSasakiShusakuAsatoShogoWada_small.jpgSquad A leaders Tomoyuki Sasaki, Shusaku Asato and Shogo Wada (l-r) of Japan averaged 212.78 to take the lead in Men's Trios at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, after the first three-game block on short oil. The Trios event concludes Sunday with the second block on long oil. Wada led the way with 646 and was followed by Asato with 641 and Sasaki with 628 to pace the field of 32 trios from 17 countries at the halfway point with 1915 total.

Industry News

09/27/14

Global Manufacturing reaches licensing agreement with QubicaAMF Worldwide

GlobalManufacturingLogo_small.jpg Global Manufacturing has announced that a licensing agreement has been reached with QubicaAMF Worldwide. The agreement will allow Global Manufacturing to market and sell the AMF brand of balls, bags, accessories, and Vacu-Jig Pro Shop equipment. Global Manufacturing, formally known as 900 Global LLC, has been the official licensee of AMF consumer products since 2007.

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