55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

November 16 - 24, 2019

53rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champions

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Shannon O'Keefe

USA

Total inc.bonus

8368

Total

Average

210.79

High game

257

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Sam Cooley

Australia

Total inc.bonus

8965

Total

Average

224.98

High game

290

Sam's Town sets Bowling World Cup record in 2018. The bowling centre at Sam’s Town has become the first centre to hold the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup three times, but it is just one of over 20 tournaments being held there in 2018.

Centre Manager Tom Pippenger explained: “We run 25 leagues here and we average 20 tournaments a year of which five are major championships – state finals and national events, for example.”

By 2018 Tom has been at the centre for just over five years and is in charge of 18 staff. The centre opened in 1981, two years after the whole building. He singled out three mechanics for special mention – Jerry Gresko, Ken Brown and Mike Benown. “These three have been here since the very beginning 37 years ago. That is pretty remarkable, but what is more is that the original machinery was removed and replaced with QubicaAMF so they had to learn a whole new way of working. I don’t know many people who would have done that.”

 

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Vern Vernazzaro, President of the Southern Nevada USBC, is an integral part of the centre and a key member of the World Cup team, heading up the officials and volunteers. He has been President of the association for 14 years but commented:  “It sometimes feels like it’s for life! The Southern Nevada USBC is one of the biggest in the whole of the States with 14,000 members so I have my work cut out.”

The Bowling World Cup came to Sam’s Town in 1999, again in 2015 and in 2018.

 

 


The players from a total of 83 countries spent the day in official practice on the lanes at Sam’s Town in Las vegas, the venue for the event, and then prepared themselves for an amazing opening ceremony.

Drummers from a local high school led the way and then the players paraded into the superb arena at Sam’s Town Live!, to be greeted by show girls and hosts: Jay Buhl, Senior Vice President of QubicaAMF Wordwide; Bernard Gibbons, Tournament Director; and Mike Conners, Director of Operations, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Every player was given a pin as a souvenir of the event and many of them got their pins autographed by every other player.

 

After an amazing week, we have our champions for the 54th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup! It's Sam's (Sam Cooley )  title in Sam's Town taking home the crown for the men and Australia. For the women, Shannon O'Keefe of USA comes away as top bowler.

 

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Top 4 bowlers

Current Ranking

Top 4 Men

#1
Sam Cooley

Australia

pts. 8965

high 290

#2

pts. 9391

high 300

#3

pts. 9028

high 265

#4

pts. 8724

high 260

Current Ranking

Top 4 Women

#1

pts. 8368

high 257

#2
Li Jane Sin

Malaysia

pts. 8458

high 268

#3

pts. 8455

high 268

#4

pts. 8430

high 269

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