LAUSANNE, Thursday December 3rd – Following the final rounds of the 15th Qatar Bowling Open, USA youngster Danielle McEwan takes the lead on the World Bowling Tour Rankings (WBT Rankings) for women heading into Sunday’s World Women’s Championships in Abu Dhabi.  The top six men’s rankings remain unchanged but Sean Rash moves up two notches and Denmark’s Thomas Larsen enters the top ten.

Bumping down her USA teammates Kelly Kulick and Liz Johnson, 24year old McEwan carries on her successful year finishing 14th in the Qatar World Open and first amongst the women athletes in the competition.  McEwan has had incredible successes on the world stage in 2015 with September seeing her win her first major PBA title in the 2015 Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship.  McEwan is now ready and lined up to go at what will be her first time representing the USA at a World Bowling Championship event in this Sunday’s Women’s World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Although the top six placings remain unchanged in the Men’s WBT Rankings, Sean Rash was bumped up two spots from 9th to 7th following his second place gain behind USA bowler Cameron Weier.  This was Weier’s first victory on a major tour and the PBA rookie took home the major prize of $40,000.  Denmark’s Thomas Larsen’s fourth placing behind the USA’s Marshall Kent in third, means he now enters the top 10 on the WBT Rankings list.

The 2015 Qatar Bowling Open was the 16th event of 2015 World Bowling Tour. The men will now head to the 9th Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia with the women moving on to Abu Dhabi for the Women’s World Championship Major Event.  Following this, the next Major Event will take place in Nevada, USA with the PBA World Championships for both men and women in mid-December before the 2016 -2015 World Bowling Tour Finals in February next year.

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