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#189572 - 12/11/14 02:30 PM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Trios results

Gold: Frederik Ohrgaard/Carsten W. Hansen/Thomas Larsen (DEN)
Silver: Mike Fagan/Sean Rash/Marshall Kent (USA)
Bronze: David Porto/Sam Cooley/Jason Belmonte (AUS), Park Jongwoo/Hong Haesol/Kim Kyungmin (KOR)

Just as in the doubles gold medal match, trios came down to the anchor bowlers; unfortunately for the USA, Marshall Kent, needing to match Thomas Larsen's first strike in the 10th, left a 3-6-10 and the Americans had to settle for silver. Mike Fagan led the Americans in the semifinal match against Australia with a 279.

Speaking of medal round match results, I've been forgetting those, and I'll list those below...

Singles

Semifinals: Shaker Al Hassan def. Sam Cooley 255-212, Dan MacLelland def. Tommy Jones 269-236
Gold Medal: MacLelland def. Al Hassan 256-212

Doubles

Semifinals: Daisuke Yoshida/Shusaku Asato def Shin Seunghyeon/Kang Heewon 447-379, Choi Bokeum/Park Jongwoo def. Kimmo Lehtonen/Joonas Jekinen 490-466
Gold Medal: Choi/Park def. Yoshida/Asato 410-396

Trios

Semifinals: USA 1 def. AUS 2 735-647, DEN 1 def. KOR 1 668-662
Gold Medal: DEN 1 def. USA 1 647-638

All-events standings after trios

The two Americans in the top 24, Mike Fagan and Tommy Jones, are also in medal position in all-events with 6 games left with Fagan just five pins behind Choi Bokeum for the gold medal.

Wrapping up this post with a video that's been trending everywhere...watch what happens to the headpin on this shot by Bill O'Neill in the first frame of today's qualifying...



Edited by Richie V. (12/11/14 02:33 PM)
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#189574 - 12/11/14 06:42 PM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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What a match that was. It was pretty slow at work today, so I got the chance to watch it live. Great bowling, and great entertainment.

I was somewhat surprised to see Marshall Kent using weak equipment and then struggling so badly at the end of the match with the transition. It seems like in a one game match, he would have been better off using his regular equipment and playing his A game, rather than trying to force a reaction that wasn't working in order to play the "right" part of the lane. I suppose there's a reason he was bowling for a gold medal while I was sitting at work, but that one seemed obvious to me. And hey, there's nothing wrong with winning a silver medal at a world championship.

And as much as I route for team USA, its good to see other nations win medals, particularly golds. If the IOC sees a given nation with a stranglehold on international competition, a sport's chances of making it into the olympics are slim to none. The better the rest of the world gets, the better the chances of seeing bowling in the olypics. So far, gold medals have been won by a North American, Asian, and European nation, and none by the USA.
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#189590 - 12/12/14 02:33 PM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Defending champions Finland led the team event after the first day of qualifying, led by a 709 from Osku Palermaa. Sweden, Korea, and Puerto Rico are the other teams in the medal positions, while Malaysia and the USA are just outside the cut. Bill O'Neill led the American effort today with a 684, while Sean Rash was the one who "sat" (customarily, one player "sits" on each team during qualifying, bowling with the make-up teams for his all-events score; usually, two bowlers "sit" during qualifying, one on each day).


Edited by Richie V. (12/12/14 02:34 PM)
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#189591 - 12/12/14 02:52 PM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Its hard to believe the US has struggled to get anything real going. They need to put on a good run tomorrow to get into the team medals, and to put a decent crew into Masters competition. Last I checked, only two Americans were in the top 24.
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#189594 - 12/13/14 01:08 PM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Team results

Gold: Korea
Silver: USA
Bronze: Australia, Sweden

Medal round match results:

Semifinals: KOR def. AUS 1082-924, USA def. SWE 1236-985
Gold Medal: KOR def. USA 1097-1088

The gold medal match could be termed an "instant classic". Team USA unraveled in the 9th frame after leading for most of the match after Chris Barnes missed a 10 pin and Bill O'Neill left a 4-10 split, but Korea opened the door in the 10th after Hong Haesol chopped a 2-4-7 (lefty) and Kang Heewon failed to throw the first strike in the 10th on a strike in the 9th. At that point, Tommy Jones needed the second strike in the 10th for the win, but rang a 10. I thought it mentioned that Korea set a three-game and six-game record in today's qualifying to move into the top seed. Korea's gold medal was their first ever in the men's team event at the world championships.

All-events final standings

Gold: Choi Bokeum (KOR)
Silver: Mike Fagan (USA)
Bronze: Dan MacLelland (CAN)

MacLelland caught Tommy Jones in the team event for the bronze, but Bill O'Neill made a move into the top 24 (Masters qualifier) in team, so he'll be bowling tomorrow.


Edited by Richie V. (12/13/14 01:13 PM)
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#189601 - 12/14/14 07:39 AM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Masters results

Gold: Kang Heewon (KOR)
Silver: Mike Fagan (USA)
Bronze: Choi Bokeum (KOR), Park Jongwoo (KOR)

Match results

Semifinals: Fagan def. Choi 212-197, Kang def. Park 231-190
Gold Medal: Kang def. Fagan 213-198

Mike Fagan's undoing in the gold medal match was the right lane with the shorter pattern, as he left first a 2-4-6-10 in the 7th then a 3-4 in the 9th.

Final thoughts...the Koreans used mostly urethane equipment, and that played well into their team event strategy, as they were able to take the lead late because their ball reaction in the carrydown (created by the urethane) was better than the teams using reactive equipment. Also, I hadn't seen much of Choi Bokeum actually bowling until this week, but he was fun to watch; the live streaming showed him not able to keep a straight face after Fagan left a 2-8-10 in their Masters semifinal match.

Finally, although the scores were fairly high, there were no 300 games in the tournament, the high game being a 299 by Tobias Börding of Germany in trios.

It'll be the women's turn in Abu Dhabi next year.


Edited by Richie V. (12/14/14 07:46 AM)
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#189604 - 12/14/14 10:00 AM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Watched the finals yesterday. Good match.

Here is interesting statistic from the 2014 World Men Championships
http://www.worldbowling.org/events/championships/results/?id=34
Top 10 most popular bowling balls

Brand Ball name Number of registered balls
Storm IQ Tour 63
Storm Crux 57
Storm Hy-Road 55
Storm Pitch Black 44
Storm Hy-Road Solid 37
Columbia 300 White Dot 36
Storm Optimus 35
Hammer Black Widow Legend 32
Storm Marvel-S 30
Ebonite Gamebreaker 2 28
Total 417
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#189608 - 12/14/14 10:34 AM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Yeah, BOSStull, I saw a couple of the Korean bowlers had the Pitch Black.
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#189609 - 12/14/14 10:47 AM Re: 2014 WTBA World Men's Championships [Re: Richie V.]
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Very interesting list there BOSS. Wonder what the other equipment manufacturers need to do to be more competitive with Storm. The only two non-storm reactive balls on that list are re-makes of classics.
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