Kulick, Rash Lead WBT Standings After USBC Masters, Emir Cup
ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States’ Kelly Kulick and Sean Rash continue to lead their respective divisions in the World Bowling Tour points standings after the recently concluded United States Bowling Congress Masters and the H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar.
Kulick, who picked up double points for her first-place finish among women at the USBC Masters, has opened up a huge lead on the rest of the field. She sits in first place with 740 points, while fellow American Liz Johnson is second with 505 points.
Missy Parkin of the United States is third with 495 points, while Singapore’s Jazreel Tan picked up 35 points in Qatar and has moved into fourth place with 360 points. Sweden’s Sandra Andersson is fifth with 350 points.
Rash continues to lead the men’s division by a narrow margin over Mika Koivuniemi of Finland. Rash has earned 648 points, while Koivuniemi has 603 points.
Australia’s Jason Belmonte won the USBC Masters to earn 100 points and move up to third place with 558 points. Tommy Jones of the United States is fourth with 522 points, while Dom Barrett is fifth with 493 points.
Chris Barnes of Team USA sits in seventh place with 409 points after earning 50 points for his victory in the H.H. Emir Cup over the weekend.
The H.H. Emir Cup in Qatar was the first event in the second Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) Swing of the 2014 World Bowling Tour.
The Kingdom of Bahrain Open is currently underway in Oman, Bahrain, and it is the first time the country of Bahrain has hosted a World Bowling Tour Event. The second GCC Swing wraps up with the Kuwait Open in Kuwait city from March 10 – 14. For information on the Kuwait Open, visit KuwaitBowling.com.
The World Bowling Tour will then head back to Europe for the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany, from March 15 – 23. For more information, visit BrunswickEuroChallenge.com.
The World Bowling Tour is made up of various events around the world and players earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2012 and all events from 2013.
The World Tenpin Bowling Association, which is made up of 111 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA and the World Bowling Tour, visit WorldTenpinBowling.com
For further information, please contact:
World Tenpin Bowling Association
Kevin Dornberger, President
Tel: +1 414-803-9188