QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
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Tournament information
Location2019: Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Indonesia Flag of Indonesia.svg
Dates2019: November 16–24
Established1965
Administrator(s) QubicaAMF Worldwide
FormatSee format section
Website QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
Current champion
Men 2018: Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sam Cooley [1]
Women 2018: Flag of the United States.svg Shannon O'Keefe [1]

The QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, formerly known as the International Masters and AMF Bowling World Cup, is an annual Ten-pin bowling championship sponsored by QubicaAMF Worldwide, and the largest in bowling in terms of number of participating nations. Each nation chooses one male and/or one female bowler to represent them in the tournament, and in the majority of cases, this is done by running a qualifying tournament, the winners of which (male and/or female) are chosen.

Ten-pin bowling sport

Ten-pin bowling is a type of bowling in which a bowler rolls a bowling ball down a wood or synthetic lane toward ten pins positioned in a tetractys at the far end of the lane. The objective is to knock down all ten pins on the first roll of the ball, or failing that, on the second roll.

QubicaAMF Worldwide bowling equipment provider.

QubicaAMF Worldwide is a bowling equipment provider. The company has U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and European headquarters in Bologna, Italy.

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History

The Bowling World Cup was created by AMF's European Promotions Director at the time, Victor Kalman, and Gordon Caie, AMF's Promotions Manager in the UK at the time. [2] Dublin, Ireland in 1965 hosted the first-ever Bowling World Cup, then called the International Masters. 20 bowlers, all men, participated. Lauri Ajanto became the first-ever winner of the BWC. Women first competed in 1972, the 8th edition of the AMF Bowling World Cup in Hamburg, West Germany where Irma Urrea became the first-ever woman to win the BWC.

13 countries have participated in every Bowling World Cup since its inception: Australia, Belgium, England (as Great Britain from 1965 to 1995), Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and United States. [3]

Currently the men's champion is Sam Cooley and the women's champion is Shannon O'Keefe. [1] The 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held in Palembang, Indonesia at the Jakabaring Sport City Bowling Center. [4] This is the second time Indonesia will host the Bowling World Cup, having previously hosted the 16th Bowling World Cup in Jakarta.

Palembang City in South Sumatra, Indonesia

Palembang is the capital city of the Indonesian province of South Sumatra. The city proper covers 369.22 square kilometres of land on both banks of Musi River on the eastern lowland of southern Sumatra, with an estimated population of 1,708,413 in 2014. Palembang is the second most populous city in Sumatra, after Medan, the ninth most populous city in Indonesia, and the nineteenth most populous city in Southeast Asia. The Palembang metropolitan area comprises part of regencies surrounding the city such as Banyuasin, Ogan Ilir, and Ogan Komering Ilir, with a total estimated population of more than 3.5 million in 2015.

Indonesia Republic in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

Jakabaring Sport City(sic), also known as Jakabaring Sports Complex is an integrated sports facility complex in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The complex is located 5 kilometers southeast of Palembang city center, across the Musi river by the Ampera Bridge in Jakabaring, Seberang Ulu I area.

Format

Qualifying Rounds

Knockout Finals

Lane Pattern

For the 2019 BWC, all games are bowled on one pattern, typically a 41 foot pattern unless lane topography at the host site dictates that the pattern be adjusted one foot less or one foot more. [6]

Previous winners [7]

YearLocationMenWomen
1965 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland Flag of Finland.svg Lauri Ajanto
Women did not participate from 1965-1971
1966 Flag of England.svg London, England Flag of the United States.svg John Wilcox
1967 Flag of France.svg Paris, France Flag of the United States.svg Jack Connaughton
1968 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Mexico Flag of Germany.svg Fritz Blum
1969 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Graydon Robinson
1970 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Müller
1971 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of the United States.svg Roger Dalkin
1972 Flag of Germany.svg Hamburg, West Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ray Mitchell Flag of Mexico.svg Irma Urrea
1973 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bernie Caterer Flag of Thailand.svg Kesinee Srivises
1974 Flag of Venezuela.svg Caracas, Venezuela Flag of Colombia.svg Jairo Ocampo Flag of Denmark.svg Birgitte Lund
1975 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Makati, Philippines Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo Monti Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cathy Townsend
1976 State Flag of Iran (1964).svg Tehran, Iran Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Paeng Nepomuceno Flag of the United States.svg Lucy Giovinco
1977 Flag of England.svg Tolworth, England Flag of Norway.svg Arne Svein Ström Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Rea Rennox
1978 Flag of Colombia.svg Bogotá, Colombia Flag of Thailand.svg Samran Banyen Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Lita dela Rosa
1979 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand Flag of France.svg Philippe Dubois Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Bong Coo
1980 Flag of Indonesia.svg Jakarta, Indonesia Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Paeng Nepomuceno Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jean Gordon
1981 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, United States Flag of the United States.svg Bob Worrall Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pauline Smith
1982 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Scheveningen, Netherlands Flag of Norway.svg Arne Svein Ström Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeanette Baker
1983 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chu You-tien Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jeanette Baker
1984 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia Flag of the United States.svg Jack Jurek Flag of Italy.svg Eliana Rigato
1985 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul, South Korea Flag of Mexico.svg Alfonso Rodríguez Flag of Ireland.svg Marjorie McEntee
1986 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Ljung Flag of Sweden.svg Annette Hagre
1987 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Flag of Italy.svg Remo Fornasari Flag of the Netherlands.svg Irene Gronert
1988 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Mexico Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Mohammed Khalifa Al-Qubaisi Flag of the United States.svg Linda Kelly
1989 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland Flag of Qatar.svg Salem Al-Monsuri Flag of the United States.svg Patty Ann
1990 Flag of Thailand.svg Pattaya, Thailand Flag of Finland.svg Tom Hahl Flag of the United States.svg Linda Graham
1991 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China Flag of the United States.svg Jon Juneau Flag of Sweden.svg Åsa Larsson
1992 Flag of France.svg Le Mans, France Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Paeng Nepomuceno Flag of Germany.svg Martina Beckel
1993 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Puisis Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pauline Smith
1994 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Mexico Flag of Norway.svg Tore Torgersen Flag of South Africa.svg Anne Jacobs
1995 Flag of Brazil.svg Sao Paulo, Brazil Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Healey Jr. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gemma Burden
1996 Ulster Banner.svg Belfast, Northern Ireland Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Paeng Nepomuceno Flag of Australia (converted).svg Cara Honeychurch
1997 Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Germany.svg Christian Nokel Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Tseng Su-fen
1998 Flag of Japan.svg Kobe, Japan Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Yang Cheng-ming Flag of Australia (converted).svg Maxine Nable
1999 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, United States Flag of Qatar.svg Ahmed Shaheen Flag of Australia (converted).svg Amanda Bradley
2000 Flag of Portugal.svg Lisbon, Portugal Flag of Sweden.svg Tomas Leandersson Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mel Issac
2001 Flag of Thailand.svg Pattaya, Thailand Flag of Norway.svg Kim Haugen Flag of Japan.svg Nachimi Itakura
2002 Flag of Latvia.svg Riga, Latvia Flag of Finland.svg Mika Luoto Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Pluhowsky
2003 Flag of Honduras.svg Tegucigalpa, Honduras Flag of the Philippines.svg Christian Jan Suarez Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kerrie Ryan-Ciach
2004 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Flag of Finland.svg Kai Virtanen Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Pluhowsky
2005 Flag of Slovenia.svg Ljubljana, Slovenia Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Schmidt Flag of the United States.svg Lynda Barnes
2006 Flag of Venezuela.svg Caracas, Venezuela Flag of Finland.svg Osku Palermaa Flag of the United States.svg Diandra Asbaty
2007 Flag of Russia.svg St Petersburg, Russia Flag of the United States.svg Bill Hoffman Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ann-Maree Putney
2008 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Mexico Flag of the United States.svg Derek Eoff Flag of Singapore.svg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan
2009 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malacca Town, Malaysia Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Choi Yong-kyu Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Caroline Lagrange
2010 Flag of France.svg Toulon, France Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Schmidt Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Aumi Guerra
2011 Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jason Belmonte Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Aumi Guerra
2012 Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw, Poland Flag of Malaysia.svg Syafiq Ridhwan Flag of Singapore.svg Shayna Ng
2013 Flag of Russia.svg Krasnoyarsk, Russia Flag of Israel.svg Or Aviram Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Caroline Lagrange
2014 Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw, Poland Flag of the United States.svg Chris Barnes Flag of Colombia.svg Clara Guerrero
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, United States Flag of Hong Kong.svg Wu Siu Hong Flag of Colombia.svg Clara Guerrero
2016 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Hongbo Flag of Sweden.svg Jenny Wegner
2017 Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Mexico Flag of the United States.svg Jakob Butturff Flag of the Philippines.svg Krizziah Tabora
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, United States Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sam Cooley Flag of the United States.svg Shannon O'Keefe
2019 Flag of Indonesia.svg Palembang, Indonesia

Number of titles by nation

Records

Winners

Scoring

CategoryRecordPlayerYear/Venue
Qualifying Rounds [N 1]
Men's Individual Game
300
59 300s have been bowled in the qualifying rounds. [N 2]
Women's Individual Game
300
15 300s have been bowled in the qualifying rounds. [N 3]
Men's 3 Game Series896 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Trotter [21] 2002, Flag of Latvia.svg Riga, Latvia
Women's 3 Game Series803 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Aumi Guerra [N 4] 2011, Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg, South Africa
Men's 5 Game Block1307 Flag of Qatar.svg Ahmed Shaheen [22] 2002, Flag of Latvia.svg Riga, Latvia
Women's 5 Game Block1304 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Aumi Guerra [22] 2011, Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg, South Africa
Men's 6 Game Block1599 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mats Maggi [23] 2013, Flag of Russia.svg Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Women's 6 Game Block1531 Flag of the United States.svg Lynda Barnes [24] 2005, Flag of Slovenia.svg Ljubljana, Slovenia
Men's 8 Game Block2088 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Jones [25] 2011, Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg, South Africa
Women's 8 Game Block1948 Flag of Colombia.svg Clara Guerrero [26] 2014, Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw, Poland
Men's High Average [N 5] 246.22 Flag of Finland.svg Osku Palermaa [27] 2006, Flag of Venezuela.svg Caracas, Venezuela
Women's High Average [N 5] 244.03 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Caroline Lagrange [28] 2013, Flag of Russia.svg Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Finals - Arena "Knockout" Rounds (2000-2005), (2016-) [N 6] and Stepladder
Men's Individual Game
300
Flag of Finland.svg Kai Virtanen [29] 2004, Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Flag of the United States.svg Chris Barnes [16] 2014, Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw, Poland
Women's Individual Game298 Flag of Singapore.svg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan [30] 2008, Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Mexico
Men's 2 Game Series536 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Hansen [29] 2004, Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Women's 2 Game Series561 Flag of Singapore.svg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan [30] 2008, Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Mexico
Men's 3 Game Series778 Flag of the United States.svg Derek Eoff [30] 2008, Flag of Mexico.svg Hermosillo, Mexico
Women's 3 Game Series747 Flag of Colombia.svg Clara Guerrero [31] 2014, Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw, Poland
  1. Qualifying rounds consists of three or four days of qualifying, eight games in the Top 24 round, and round-robin match play.
  2. Jason Belmonte and Tore Torgersen has bowled the most 300s, each with three. [20] In 2013, Torgersen became the first in QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup history to bowl consecutive 300s. [20]
  3. No women has bowled multiple 300s as of 2017. [20]
  4. Qualifying Day 2: Games 6, 7, 8: 244, 280, 279
  5. 1 2 32 Games
  6. From 2000-2005, Arena Knockout Rounds was a format of three rounds of single elimination, best-of-three-games. From 2016 till present, Arena Knockout rounds is a format of two rounds of single elimination, one game matches.

Appearances and Participation

1976, 1979-1980, 1982, 1985-1989, 1991-1996, 2009

1982-1983, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1994-1996, 1998-2000, 2002–2006, 2008

1976, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1991-1993, 1995-1996

1996-1998, 2000-2001, 2003–2004

Awards

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