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COUNTDOWN TO THE WORLD GAMES 2017

LAUSANNE, July 17th – The World Games 2017 is around the corner! The 10th edition of the Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. More than 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and 111 countries will take part in the biggest sport event ever staged in Poland, under the patronage of the IOC.  From World Bowling, 64 athletes and 31...read more →


KENT MOVES TO TOP PLACE IN WORLD BOWLING TOUR RANKINGS FOLLOWING WIN IN OKLAHOMA

LAUSANNE, July 5th – Marshall Kent’s win in Oklahoma over the weekend has bumped him from second to first place on the World Bowling Tour Rankings list. USA’s Kent replaces English bowler, Dominic Barrett for the top spot. Four time PBA Title holder Kent has had successful placings in last the two years of the World Bowling Tour and...read more →


Kent Outlasts Barnes in Championship Match To Win Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open

Marshall Kent beats Chris Barnes 194-188 in title match for fourth career title and second of the season SHAWNEE, Okla. (July 2, 2017) – In a title match that featured five lead changes, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., outlasted 18-time PBA Tour winner Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, to win the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA...read more →


Jesper Svensson Takes Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Semi-final to Advance to Championship Round

SHAWNEE, Okla. (July 2, 2017) – Six-time PBA Tour winner Jesper Svensson of Sweden won the final semi-final round match of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Saturday to earn a berth as the fifth qualifier for Sunday’s championship round at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort. The 2015 PBA Rookie of the Year, who was the...read more →


Marshall Kent Leads Nine Players Set for Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Finals

Australia’s Jason Belmonte averages 256 in final round to qualify second for Sunday’s ESPN finals telecast at Grand Hotel Event Center SHAWNEE, Okla. (July 1, 2017) – Three-time PBA Tour titlist Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., averaged 227 over four rounds on different lane conditions to lead a field of nine players who advanced to this...read more →


Denmark’s Larsen Meeting Challenge of Multiple Lane Conditions To Retain Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Lead

Field cut to top 33 players for Friday’s fourth Round on Oklahoma Open lane condition SHAWNEE, Okla. (June 30, 2017) – In a tournament that puts a premium on a player’s ability to adjust to vastly different lane conditions, third-round leader Thomas Larsen of Denmark feels he’s as prepared as he can be to meet the challenges of...read more →


WORLD BOWLING FEATURES ON TOP TEN LIST IN SPORTCAL’S SOCIAL MEDIA INDEX

  LAUSANNE, June 20th – World Bowling was featured on multiple lists ranking the top ten sports organisations and selected sporting events in Sportcal’s Social Media Index for 2017. World Bowling was recorded as having one of the top percentage growths on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. The Index, which analyses social media...read more →


2017 WORLD BOWLING TOUR FINALS CONFIRMED

LAUSANNE, June 17th – The 2017 World Bowling Tour Finals will be held November 19th at the Reno Bowling Stadium in conjunction with the PBA World Series of Bowling. The event will again be produced by the Professional Bowlers Association and played in conjunction with the PBA World Championships with both events to be shown on ESPN. The...read more →


2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS

LAUSANNE, May 17th – The 2017 World Championships will be held from November 24th to December 4th in South Point Hotel Casino, Las Vegas.  The Championships which was due to be held in Kuwait City in December has had to change location due to unforeseen delays with the construction of the Kuwait Bowling Center.  World Bowling Executive Board...read more →


64 ATHLETES SET TO COMPETE AT THE 2017 WORLD GAMES

LAUSANNE, May 10 – World Bowling will have 64 athletes from 21 countries competing in The World Games 2017 which is set to take place July 20th – 30th in Wroclaw, Poland.  The 32 men and 32 women will be battling it out across four days of tough competition with 18 medals up for grabs. The full list of athletes competing at the 10th...read more →


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