2014 World Bowling Tour Preview

Monday, November 25th, 2013

imgres-1The World Bowling Tour is entering into its 4th season and the theme of the 2014 campaign is the Arab world. The Gulf Coast countries have really stepped up by adding three new events to the 2014 schedule.

Joining events on the schedule in Qatar & Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain & Saudi Arabia have added their own events into the WBT. In addition to the Qatar Open, the Qatar Bowling Center will now hold a second event on the World Bowling Tour, The H.H. Emir Cup. Past champions of this event include Patrick Healey Jr. & Dom Barrett. The 2014 WTBA Men’s World Championships is also being held in November in Abu Dhabi and will be considered a major on the 2014 WBT schedule. The Arab world has an affinity for the sport of bowling and it shows by their huge commitment to World Bowling Tour. In the European Zone, the Ballmaster (Finland) & Euro Challenge (Germany), the two largest events in Europe remain on the schedule. These two events have been part of the WBT since its inception in 2011. In the American Zone, two open entry PBA majors have signed back, the PBA World Championship, which kicked off the season at the World Series of Bowling this month & the USBC Masters. The Asian Zone has also stepped up contributing three events. The events returning are the Daejeon Open (Korea) & TTBA Thailand Open. One new event joining the WBT schedule is the Indonesian Open, slated for the fall of 2014. Also rejoining the tour after a one-year hiatus is the Australian Masters. Unfortunately, the DHC International Championships held in Japan the past two seasons will not be run this year. They have announced plans to hold the event again in 2015 so PBA Tour champion Tommy Jones will have to wait a year to attempt a 3-peat. The World Bowling Tour will compile the point leaders from all of the 2014 events and the top three men and top three women will compete on ESPN at the PBA World Series of Bowling. The champion in each division will take home $20,000. The current world ranking will be based on a 2-year rolling points list with double points being awarded to major events.   For more information on the World Bowling Tour visit www.worldtenpinbowling.com Read More

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