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Up Front SINGLES Gold Silver


Bronze Bronze


DOUBLES Gold Silver


2013 WTBA World Championships — Teams Event: Click the above video for a recap of the Teams event at the World Championships, in which Team USA earned silver in both the men’s and women’s division.


Led by longtime national team mem-


ber Pasi Uotila’s 279, Finland just missed posting its third consecutive 1,200 game and topped the American squad, 1,183- 1,126. The Finns captured gold for the fi rst time in 30 years, despite anchor bowler and PBA champion Osku Palermaa throw- ing a team-low 204. Petteri Salonen (258), Tony Ranta (236) and Perttu Jussila (206) rounded out the squad. Tommy Jones led Team USA with a 257.


Bill O’Neill posted a 248 and Chris Barnes shot 235, but John Janawicz (194) and John Szczerbinski (192) failed to break 200 in the high-scoring aff air. “This is special,” gushed the normally stoic Uotila. “Exactly 30 years ago was the


last time Finland won the team event, and my dad was on that team. That makes this a dream come true.” For a while, it didn’t look like Finland


would reach the medal round, but 1,225 and 1,234 in their fi nal two games of qualifying pushed the Finns past Puerto Rico by 44 pins to earn the fourth seed. Finland dispatched top-seeded Korea in one semifi nal, while Team USA knocked off Denmark in the other. Team USA also failed to defend the


women’s team title it earned in Hong Kong in 2011, falling in the gold medal match to hot-shooting Korea, 1,159-992. Kim Moon-Joeng led the onslaught with 267, while Lee Na-Young (246), Son Yun-


Bronze Bronze


TRIOS Gold Silver Bronze Bronze Men’s Singles Bill O’Neill • USA


Bodo Kornieczny • Germany Martin Larsen • Sweden Shin Seung-Hyeon • Korea


Doubles


Chris Barnes • USA John Szczerbinski Pasi Uotila • Finland Osku Palerma


Mike Fagan • USA John Janawicz


Joonas Jahkinen • Finland Petteri Salonen


Trios


Mark Buff a • Canada Francois Lavoie Patrick Girard


Cho Young-Seon • Korea Kim Jun-Yung Choi Bok-Eum


Chris Barnes • USA Tommy Jones Bill O’Neill


Oscar Rodriguez • Colombia Edward Rey


Santiago Mejia


Lee Na-Young • Korea Son Yun-Hee Ryu Seo-Yeon


Caroline Lagrange • Canada Isabelle Rioux Samantha How


Natsuki Teshima • Japan Misaki Mukotani Haruka Matsuda


Hayley Rumkee • England Autum Chamberlain Lisa John


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September 2013


Shannon O’Keefe • USA Stefanie Nation


Missy Parkin • USA Kelly Kulick


Karen Marcano • Venezuela Alicia Marcano


Ann-Maree Putney • Australia Carol Gianotti


EVERYTHING BOWLING, ALL THE TIME


WTBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN’S


WOMEN’S Women’s


Ryu Seo-Yeon • Korea


Wang Ya-Ting • Chinese Taipei Mariana Ayala • Puerto Rico


Huang Chiung-Yao • Chinese Taipei


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