21.11.17 09:06 Age: 216 days

2017 World Bowling Championships Starts Soon

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By: Chris Rushton, General Manager

The Australian men’s team will pack plenty of punch next week when the 2017 World Bowling Championships gets underway at the Southpoint Casino in Las Vegas.

Beginning on the 24th November with official practice, Australia will enter the tournament with a world-class line-up.

Leading the team across the 11 days of action will be world number one and 16-time PBA title winner, Jason Belmonte.  Following a sensational win at the PBA World Championship this week, as well as qualifying for two TV finals in the Scorpion and Cheetah PBA Championships, the 34-year-old will be looking to add to his World Championship medal count after being a part of the team that won Bronze at the 2014 World Championships in Abu Dhabi.  

Joining Belmonte this week is fellow PBA bowler Sam Cooley.  Cooley will bring with him the memories from the 2014 World’s as well as career best form after qualifying for his second PBA TV finals last week in Reno.

After a strong display in qualifying, Cooley made the top 4 cut in the PBA Cheetah Championship to eventually finish 3rd to winner Jesper Svensson.
 
Two other bowlers who will join the team in Las Vegas with recent international competition under their belt are North Queenslander Jarrod Langford and Victorian Adam Hayes.  Having narrowly missed the cut at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Mexico last week, Langford will be looking to gain some revenge in Las Vegas this week and add to his breakout 2017 season.

For Hayes, who had a win on the 2017 ranked event circuit and competed in the World Series of Bowling last week, the Victorian will come into the World Championship looking to add a world championship medal to his career highlights.

Fellow team members Ashley Warren and Lachlan Merchant also add strike power to the team, having competed on the international stage and most recently in the Rollin’ Thunder TV series airing on 7mate from Sunday 3rd December.

This year the World Championship features 36 men and 36 women teams from bowling member federations qualified from each zone, running from November 24 to December 4, 2017, with bowlers competing for medals in the singles, doubles,trios, teams and Masters events. 

To view the schedule click here.

For other information, including results check out the official website here.


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