Tore Torgersen

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Tore Torgersen
Personal information
Born (1968-07-10) July 10, 1968 (age 52)
Stavanger, Norway
Sport
CountryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Sport Bowling
Achievements and titles
World finals
Medal record
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Men's Bowling
World Tenpin Bowling Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1995 Reno All Events
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Abu Dhabi All Events
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1999 Abu Dhabi Trios
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Bangkok All Events
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Bangkok Doubles

Tore Torgersen (born 10 September 1968) was one of the world's leading ten-pin bowlers. He is born in Stavanger, Norway but lives in Sweden.

Tore started to bowl in 1980.

Tore has bowled in the prestigious Weber Cup on three occasions and won two of those events.

Tore is a member of the bowling team BK Skrufscha / Sweden and Trondheim BK / Norway.

Torgersen has stated that the highlight of his career was becoming world champion in UAE. He also won the Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico in 1994.

In 2002 Torgersen thrilled a capacity crowd to become the first double champion of the Hasseröder World Tenpin Masters. In 2006, he became a three time World Tenpin Masters champion.

He was a member of the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) earlier but he now runs a proshop and rarely plays outside of Scandinavia unless there's a major championship.

As a 50-year old, Torgersen won the 2019 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, a major event on the PBA50 Tour, defeating top qualifier Mika Koivuniemi of Finland in an all-Scandinavia final. [3]

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References

  1. Gal, Dom (March 7, 2017). "Tore Torgersen Memories from Twenty Two years ago". QubicaAMF. QubicaAMF. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. Hale, Keith (April 4, 2004). "Tore Torgersen captures World Tenpin Masters 2004 crown". Asian Bowling Federation. Bowlers Journal. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  3. Schneider, Jerry (June 14, 2019). "Norway's Torgersen Defeats Finland's Koivuniemi in Title Match to Win Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open". pba.com. Retrieved June 17, 2019.