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World Ranking Masters

The World Ranking Masters was Ten-pin bowling's international ranking system, as with professional Tennis. It was governed by the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA).

This ten-pin equivalent is known as the 'World Ranking Masters' and is made up of three vast tours: the European, Americas and Asian bowling tours. The Masters' is worked out at the end of the three tours, the European, Americas (not 'American', although it does cover the US) and Asian tours.

The last World Ranking Masters was conducted by WTBA in 2009.

Contents

  • Organisation 1
  • 2007 - Lake Wales, Florida 2
    • Participants - Women's Division 2.1
    • Participants - Men's Division 2.2
    • Results 2.3
      • Kan Jam World Rankings 2.3.1
      • Qualifying - Women (top 12 only) 2.3.2
      • Quarter Finals - Men 2.3.3
      • Quarter Finals - Women 2.3.4
      • Semi Finals - Men 2.3.5
      • Semi Finals - Women 2.3.6
      • Final - Men 2.3.7
      • Final - Women 2.3.8
  • Past events 3
    • Previous Finals - Men 3.1
    • Previous Finals - Women 3.2
  • External links 4

Organisation

It was divided into the following geographical Zones/Tours:

When all three vast tours are complete the top 8 bowlers over the three tours are invited each year to the World Ranking Masters.

For example, with the EBT, the list can be found on the official ETBF website [6]. It is also reported on in the leading Tenpin news site [7].

The World Ranking Masters is played on the "Dual Condition" format. Over the years the format has changed. The current qualifying format takes place over 3 days, with 8 games being played each day. The first day is played on a "long" lane pattern (oiled to around 44 ft), the second on a "short" pattern (oiled to around 35 ft). The final day is played on a "mixed" pattern (each lane is dressed alternately with the long and short patterns).

The top 8 men and top 8 women over the 24 games qualify for the single-elimination matchplay finals. The finalists are seeded according to their final position in qualifying. The finals are played using "best of 3" matchplay style on alternating lane patterns. The higher seeded player has the choice of which pattern to start on.

These patterns force the players to attack the 2 different lane conditions using different angles/equipment/hand positions and is the best way to determine the player with the most skills, versatility and knowledge.

2007 - Lake Wales, Florida

The 2007 World Ranking Masters event will be held in the Kegel Training centre, Lake Wales, Florida after the original Hosts, Qatar withdrew from hosting the event in February 2007.

The five-day competition will start May 3 and will conclude with the TV finals on May 7.

"We have TV again. It will be a 90-minute show this time, maybe even two hours", Kegel founder John Davis proudly stated. "The county made the decision to back the show. It seems they were very happy with our performance and ratings last time."

It marks the third time after 2003 and 2005 that the prestigious event will come to the Kegel headquarters.

"This will be the 7th edition of this tournament and we are proud to be able to have the tournament at our Kegel Training and Tournament centre here in Lake Wales, Florida for the third time", said Del Warren, Tournament Manager and Vice President of Kegel Training and Tournament centre. "In fact, I think we will make the theme of this tournament 'A Celebration of the Sport of Bowling'.

The World Ranking Masters features the top eight men and top eight women from each of the three WTBA zones (American, European and Asian) plus one male and one female bowler to be picked by the host - a total of 25 men and 25 women.

Sara Vargas, Colombia, will be on hand to defend the women's title while Khalid Al Dubyan of Kuwait, the 2006 men's World Ranking Masters champion did not qualify through the Asian rankings.

As tournament hosts, Kegel and USBC jointly selected Team USA members Bill Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio, and Diandra Asbaty of Chicago to represent the United States in the event. However, just before the start of the tournament Bill Hoffman had to unfortunately withdraw due to a foot injury. Hoffman was replaced at short notice by Team USA team-mate, David O'Sullivan of Orlando, Florida.

The Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters will have a first prize of $10,000 US Dollars for both the men and the women and we will be paying down to 10th place.

"We will also be unveiling a few new ideas to help promote the sport of bowling with the goal of elevating our sport to the next level", Warren added.

"We want to express our gratitude to the World Tenpin Bowling Association for their confidence and willingness to give us the opportunity to host this prestigious event."

As earlier reported, the Qatar Bowling Federation (QBF) withdrew as host of the 2007 World Ranking Masters, which should originally take place in Doha, from April 30 through May 6. Three countries wanted to step in and have sent an application to the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA), the USA], Finland and Indonesia. The WTBA decided in favour of the Kegel/USBC bid.

Participants - Women's Division

American Zone

Asian Zone

European Zone

Host Country Pick

Participants - Men's Division

American Zone

Asian Zone

European Zone

Host Country Pick

(Late replacement for Bill Hoffman)

Results

Kan Jam World Rankings

Top 8 (highlighted) qualify for quarter finals.
Pos. Player Country Long
Oil
Short
Oil
Mixed
Pattern
Total
Score
Avg
1 Osku Palermaa  Finland 1909 1943 1946 5798 241.58
2 Jason Belmonte  Australia 1913 1845 1806 5564 231.83
3 Stuart Williams  England 1872 1940 1711 5523 230.13
4 Paul Moor  England 1969 1703 1782 5454 227.25
5 Martin Larsen  Sweden 1828 1861 1731 5420 225.83
6 Mossellem and Wilkie  USA 1898 1814 1693 5405 225.21
7 Peter Ljung  Sweden 1808 1757 1825 5390 224.58
8 Thomas and Gross  Austria 1820 1678 1881 5379 224.13
9 Remy and Ong  Singapore 1969 1712 1679 5360 223.33
10 Mark and Buffa  Canada 1863 1782 1690 5335 222.29
11 Manuel and Otalora  Colombia 1729 1748 1842 5319 221.63
12 Biboy and Rivera  Philippines 1809 1766 1725 5300 220.83

Qualifying - Women (top 12 only)

Top 8 (highlighted) qualify for quarter finals

Pos. Player Country Long
Oil
Short
Oil
Mixed
Pattern
Total
Score
Avg
1 Caroline Lagrange  Canada 1885 1861 1755 5501 229.21
2 Diandra Asbaty  USA 1637 1901 1924 5462 227.58
3 Wendy Chai  Malaysia 1659 1750 1856 5265 219.38
4 Zara Glover  England 1859 1695 1696 5250 218.75
5 Zandra Aziela  Malaysia 1599 1741 1875 5215 217.29
6 Aumi Guerra  Dominican Republic 1804 1676 1718 5198 216.58
7 Patricia Schwarz  Germany 1739 1657 1798 5194 216.42
8 Alicia Marcano  Venezuela 1662 1757 1765 5184 216.00
9 Helén Johnsson  Sweden 1633 1795 1745 5173 215.54
10 Putty Armein  Indonesia 1742 1701 1715 5158 214.92
11 Paola Gomez  Colombia 1731 1663 1731 5125 214.92
12 Tannya Roumimper  Indonesia 1691 1715 1656 5062 210.92

Quarter Finals - Men

Seed Player Score Seed Player Game scores
1 Osku Palermaa 0 - 2 8 Thomas Gross 196-265, 203-207
2 Jason Belmonte 0 - 2 7 Peter Ljung 190-258, 158-279
3 Stuart Williams 2 - 0 6 David O'Sullivan 247-191, 240-205
4 Paul Moor 2 - 0 5 Martin Larsen 238-204, 212-204

Quarter Finals - Women

Seed Player Score Seed Player Game scores
1 Caroline Lagrange 1 - 2 8 Alicia Marcano 225-257, 235-213, 237-244
2 Diandra Asbaty 2 - 0 7 Patricia Schwarz 267-220, 234-212
3 Wendy Chai 1 - 2 6 Aumi Guerra 193-172, 185-202, 221-226
4 Zara Glover 2 - 0 5 Zandra Aziela 258-223, 213-184

Semi Finals - Men

Seed Player Score Seed Player Game scores
3 Stuart Williams 2 - 1 8 Thomas Gross 186-236, 197-151, 206-204
4 Paul Moor 0 - 2 7 Peter Ljung 227-258, 234-246

Semi Finals - Women

Seed Player Score Seed Player Game scores
2 Diandra Asbaty 2 - 1 8 Alicia Marcano 186-234, 224-177, 245-165
4 Zara Glover 2 - 0 6 Aumi Guerra 226-183, 233-201

Final - Men

Seed Player Score Seed Player Game scores
3 Stuart Williams 2 - 1 7 Peter Ljung 233-236, 235-224, 269-240

Final - Women

Seed Player Score Seed Player Game Scores
2 Diandra Asbaty 2 - 0 4 Zara Glover 233-148, 235-220

Past events

Previous Finals - Men

Year Location Winner Score Runner-up Game score
2001 Abu Dhabi, UAE Sunny Hui 2 - 0 Bandar Al-Shafi 247-225, 226-224
2002 Gery Verbruggen 2 - 0 Anders Öhman 247-234, 221-217
2003 Lake Wales, Florida, USA Anders Öhman 2 - 1 Bill Hoffman 237-223, 199-211, 220-179
2004 Moscow, Russia Mohammed Al-Qubaisi 2 - 1 Lasse Lintilä 188-244, 269-196, 210-190
2005 Lake Wales, Florida, USA Kimmo Lehtonen 2 - 1 Jouni Helminen 204-159, 216-253, 202-151
2006 Kuwait City, Kuwait Khalid Al Dubyan 2 - 0 Pasi Uotila 172-171, 178-166
2007 Lake Wales, Florida, USA Stuart Williams 2 - 1 Peter Ljung 233-236, 235-224, 269-240
2008 Jakarta, Indonesia Jari Ratia 2 - 1 Zulmazran Zulkifli 248-191, 173-179, 212-185
2009 Naples, Italy Osku Palermaa 2 - 0 Tore Torgersen 259-234, 248-238

Previous Finals - Women

Year Location Winner Score Runner-up Game Score
2001 Abu Dhabi, UAE Jesmine Ho 2 - 0 Iben Tchu 191-179, 228-174
2002 Jennifer Tan 2 - 0 Jesmine Ho 205-172, 223-200
2003 Lake Wales, Florida, USA Britt Brøndsted 2 - 0 Patricia Schwarz 224-164, 224-215
2004 Moscow, Russia Diandra Asbaty 2 - 0 Shalin Zulkifli 247-163, 277-169
2005 Lake Wales, Florida, USA Clara Juliana Guerrero 2 - 1 Wendy Chai 219-235, 214-195, 223-157
2006 Kuwait City, Kuwait Sara Vargas 2 - 1 Putty Armein 176-185, 278-193, 187-184
2007 Lake Wales, Florida, USA Diandra Asbaty 2 - 0 Zara Glover 233-148, 235-220
2008 Jakarta, Indonesia Wendy Chai 2 - 0 Karen Marcano 186-181, 220-201
2009 Naples, Italy Siti Safiyah Amirah 2 - 0 Tina Hulsch 215-199, 175-166

External links

  • World Ranking Masters Men's Medalists
  • World Ranking Masters Women's Medalists
  • Bowlinglinks all over the World, sorted by categories
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