The World Bowling Tour is the major professional tour that unite bowlers, both men and women, from selected major professional and amateur organizations through a series of events. It is organized by the World Bowling.

The WBT Tour’s marque event is the WTBA World Championships. Other events under the WBT include all the PBA Tour major tournaments, as well as other WTBA-sponsored tournaments held worldwide. The season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals feature the top three men, and top three women in the World Bowling Tour points rankings.
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The points system still is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two year format. The top three men and top three women in the annual points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

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2018 World Bowling Tour Women’s Point Ranking after Malmö
 

2018 WORLD BOWLING TOUR WOMEN’S POINT RANKING AFTER MALMÖ

With nine out of twelve events of the World Bowling Tour 2018 in the books, Professional Women’s Bowling Association champions dominate the World Bowling Tour women’s rankings as they occupy the top eight spots and 13 out of the top 20.Four-time winner Danielle McEwan (featured photo and right), United States, has cashed points in 14 out of twenty events in the past two years to lead a field of 283 women with 2314 total point and holds a 354-point cushion over three-time PWBA Player of the Year, Liz Johnson (left), USA, who is second with 1960.

However, with the introduction of a new point system in the 2018 season, athletes can earn up to 600 points for the victory in a tier 1 event compared to 200 points for victory in a “major” event in the previous seasons.

Daria Pajak (right) of Poland sits in third place with distant 1428, and is followed by 2018 PWBA Player of the Year, Shannon O’Keefe (left), USA, who earned all of her 1140 points in just three events in the U.S., USBC Queens Women’s U.S. Open and The Luci. Six out of nine events this season were held on U.S. soil.

Rounding out the top 8 PWBA champions were Clara Guerrero (right), Colombia (1100), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia (1059), Siti Safiyah, Malaysia (1057) and Stefanie Johnson, USA (1056).

McEwan (2092), Johnson (1760) and Pajak (1368) also hold the top 3 positions in the qualifying for 2018 WBT Women’s Final which uses the ranking points earned in the 2018 WBT season only to determine the three finalists.

The World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA will be contested January 6 at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, for airing on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, March 10, at 10 p.m. EST.

The World Bowling Tour 2018 commences with the WBT/PBA World Bowling Tour Thailand, a Tier 2 event to be held September 22-28 at Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

The World Bowling Tour is sanctioned by World Bowling, the governing body for the sport of bowling. The tour is the premier international bowling series that is hosted in numerous, unique cities around the globe.

Due to an agreement between World Bowling and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), World Bowling Tour tournaments will award a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member (who doesn’t accept handicap pins). However, when an event is U.S. based and not a PBA event (such as the New Mexico Open), no PBA title can be granted.

Men and women compete for points to earn places on the World Bowling Tour rankings. In 2018, World Bowling has introduced a three-tier system. Base points range from 100 points for first place to 24 points for 50th place. In Tier 1 events, athletes receive six times the number of WBT Ranking base point, in Tier 2 events four times and in Tier 3 events two times.

The points system still is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two year format. The top three men and top three women in the annual points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on the World Bowling Tour, click here.

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2018 World Bowling Tour Men’s Point Ranking after Malmö
 

2018 WORLD BOWLING TOUR MEN’S POINT RANKING AFTER MALMÖ

Anthony Simonsen, a two-handed athlete from the United States, holds a big lead on both World Bowling Tour men’s rankings, the two-year rolling point list and the qualifying list for the 2018 World Bowling Tour men’s finals.After the conclusion of the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters in Malmö, Sweden, Professional Bowlers Association champions hold the top 10 places in the rankings. As three of the 12 WBT events this season are for women only (2017 World Bowling Championships, USBC Queens and U.S. Women’s Open), the men’s World Bowling Tour 2018 consists of nine events.

Simonsen (featured photo and left) has accumulated 1589 points in 12 tournaments over the past two years to hold a 471-point lead over four-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte(right) of Australia, who is second with 1118.

However, with the introduction of a new point system in 2018, athletes can earn up to 600 points for the victory in a tier 1 event compared to 200 points for victory in a “major” event in the previous seasons.

Kyle Troup (left), who received 400 points for his victory in the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters last Sunday, leaped into third place with 974. Simonsen, Belmonte and Troup are using a two-handed delivery from the right-hand side.

The best traditional bowlers was Stuart Williams (right) of England in fourth place with 963.

Places five through seven belonged to U.S. bowlers Andrew Anderson (894), EJ Tackett (left; 823) and Sean Rash (786) with Thailand’s Annop Arromsaranon (right) and Yannaphon Larp-apharat in eighth and ninth place with 754 and 723 points, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 was Two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson of Sweden with 624.

In the hunt for the three spots in the 2018 WBT Men’s Final Simonsen’s lead was even bigger than in the two-year point list. He has accumulated 1476 points in five of the six men’s events in 2018 so far to hold a 584 cushion over Troup, who is second with 892, with Anderson (left) in third place on 880.

The World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA will be contested January 6 at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, for airing on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, March 10, at 10 p.m. EST.

The World Bowling Tour 2018 commences with the WBT/PBA World Bowling Tour Thailand, a Tier 2 event to be held September 22-28 at Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.

The World Bowling Tour is sanctioned by World Bowling, the governing body for the sport of bowling. The tour is the premier international bowling series that is hosted in numerous, unique cities around the globe.

Due to an agreement between World Bowling and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), World Bowling Tour tournaments will award a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member (who doesn’t accept handicap pins). However, when an event is U.S. based and not a PBA event (such as the New Mexico Open), no PBA title can be granted.

Men and women compete for points to earn places on the World Bowling Tour rankings. In 2018, World Bowling has introduced a three-tier system. Base points range from 100 points for first place to 24 points for 50th place. In Tier 1 events, athletes receive six times the number of WBT Ranking base point, in Tier 2 events four times and in Tier 3 events two times.

The points system still is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two year format. The top three men and top three women in the annual points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on the World Bowling Tour, click here.

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World Bowling Tour 2018 schedule.

10 – 18 March 2018: Brunswick Euro Challenge
Munich, Germany
Champion: Jenny Wegner, Sweden
Men’s ranking winner: Anthony Simonsen, United States

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8 – 15 April 2018: USBC Masters
Syracuse, NY, USA
Champion: Andrew Anderson, USA

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16 – 22 May 2018: USBC Queens
Reno, NV, USA
Champion: Shannon O’Keefe, USA

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20 – 26 May 2018: Busan Cup
Busan, Korea
Champion: Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand

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23 – 30 June 2018: US Women’s Open
Orlando, FL, USA
Champion: Liz Kuhlkin, USA

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26 – 29 July 2018: Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer
Houston, TX, USA
Champion: EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind. and Liz Johnson.
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17 – 19 August 2018: New Mexico Open
Rio Ranco, NM, USA
Champion: Chris Barnes, USA

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25 August – 9 September 2018: Storm Lucky Larsen Masters
Malmo, Sweden

Champion: Kyle Troup, United States
Women’s ranking winner: Sandra Gongora, Mexico

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Troup Wins Battle Of Two-Handers For Third PBA Title

Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, North Carolina, toppled defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia, 248-232, to win his third career PBA Tour title Sunday in the finals of the 2018 Storm Lucky Larsen Masters.

Troup, who, like Belmonte, throws the ball with a two-handed approach, finished off Belmonte in the final frame to claim the title at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. The event was also part of the European Bowling Tour and World Bowling Tour.

The championship match came down to the final frames despite Troup building a 25-pin lead after four frames. In the ninth frame, Troup left a light seven pin, giving Belmonte a chance to really put the pressure on as he stepped up in the ninth and 10th frames.

Instead, Belmonte sent the ball wide right and barely got the ball back to the head pin in the ninth frame, leaving the 2-8 combination. He went on to strike out in the 10th frame but Troup only needed eight on his first shot in the 10th to win.

Troup, who earned approximately $16,500 for the win, stepped up and drilled the pocket for a strike and the victory in the final frame to secure the title on his first visit to Sweden.

Just like he did in the semifinal, Troup elected to throw a urethane ball – a Storm Pitch Black – in the championship match, while Belmonte decided to hook the lane with a reactive Storm Hy-Road Nano.

Controlling the pocket better and covering less boards turned out to be an advantage for Troup as he threw eight strikes, including seven of eight to start the match, in the title bout. Belmonte actually threw nine strikes in the championship match, but a pair of errant shots – a 2-10 split in the fourth and the 2-8 in the ninth – ultimately did him in.

Troup took care of Ireland’s Christopher Sloan in the semifinal, 235-187, after he got out to a big start to the match. Troup crushed four strikes in a row to open the match and had a 49-pin lead after just four frames as Sloan struggled to hit the pocket.

In the sixth frame, Troup left a light 7-10 split to tighten things up a bit but then rebounded with three consecutive strikes to put the match away. Sloan had a better back-half of the match but in total threw just four strikes with one double in the losing effort.

In the opening contest of the stepladder finals, Sloan took down nine-time PBA champion Bill O’Neill, 236-234, in a tense match. O’Neill stepped up first in the final frame and delivered three perfect strikes to put the pressure on Sloan.

When it was Sloan’s turn to perform, he delivered in a big way. His first shot in the 10th frame was a no-doubter with all 10 pins back in the pit. The second shot was a little less certain as he had to rely on the six pin to come off the wall and snap out the 10 pin. On his final shot, needing at least nine pins for the win, Sloan again destroyed the pocket for a strike.

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See some of the greatest bowlers in the world at Storm Lucky Larsen Masters in Baltiska Bowlinghallen, 25/8 – 9/9 2018.


Frenchman Gaetan Mouveroux gets the first 300-game in the history of the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters in the morning block of september sixth 2018.



22 – 28 September 2018: WBT/PBA World Bowling Tour Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

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14-20 October, 2018: FloBowling PBA Tulsa Open
Owasso, OK USA

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24 – 31 October 2018: US Open
Wichita, KS, USA

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24 November – 5 December 2018: World Men’s Championships
Hong Kong, China

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