Team Australia at The World Games Hub

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
July 6, 2022

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Official Websites

Results

All the latest results can be found here

or in The World Games website here under Precision sports and bowling – Results

Schedule

Competition Brackets – Please note these times are in local Birmingham, USA times.

Preliminary Overview of events in Australian dates

9 July

  • Singles Qualifying – 12:00 AM – 5:50 AM AEST
  • Singles TBD – 6:30 AM – 11:50 AM AEST

10 July

  • Doubles Qualifying – 12:30 AM – 5:50 AM AEST
  • Doubles Quarter/Semi Finals – 6:30 AM – 11:50 AM AEST

11 July

  • Singles Competition – 12:00 AM – 8:20 AM AEST
  • Singles Quarter/Semi Finals – 9:10 AM – 12:50 PM AEST

12 July

  • Singles Consolation and Finals – 1:00 AM – 6:20 AM AEST
  • Doubles Consolation and Finals – 7:00 AM – 12:20 PM AEST

Stream the action

Update: All the bowling action can be streamed from IBF’s streaming partner Sporfie here

It was recently announced that the streaming of The World Games would be on Olympics.com – read more here.

Live streaming from The World Games will be embedded into the IWGA’s website theworldgames.org and the host city TWG2022.com. Users of the TWG 2022 app also have the option to watch the stream on their mobile device.

History of Australian Medallists at The World Games

  • 1981 – Chris Batson – Bronze Singles
  • 1981 – Australia Mixed Doubles Gold – Chris Batson and Ruth Guerster
  • 1985 – Pamela Pope – Bronze Overall
  • 1985 – Pamela Pope – Silver Singles
  • 1997- Silver in the Mixed Doubles – Cara Honeychurch and Andrew Frawley

Update – Thursday, 14 July 2022

Sam Cooley on Studio 10

Newly crowned The World Games champion Sam Cooley was on Studio 10 on Thursday morning discussing his win.

Check out his full interview here.

GOLD FOR AUSTRALIA

Sam Cooley has won Gold at The World Games!!

Read all about the win in the official media release HERE and standby for more updates from Birmingham Alabama as the celebrations commence.


Update – Monday, 11 July 2022

Sam Cooley has qualified for the Gold Medal match in the Singles event at The World Games!

Sam Cooley defeated Canadian Darren Alexander in straight sets 2 games to 0 this morning in the semifinals of the singles event at The World Games.

  • Game 1 – Sam Cooley defeats Darren Alexander 220-204
  • Game 2 – Sam Cooley defeats Darren Alexander 224-143

Sam will face Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE) in the Gold Medal match at 1pm (local time) which is 4:00am (AEST) on the 12th July (Australia).

We believe the finals will be streamed on the Olympic Channel which is embedded on the main TWG website but also keep an eye on the Sporfie streaming channel if any issues pop up. If any updated information is received, we will update this hub with the details.


Weekend Wrap

Team Australia has performed strongly at The World Games over the weekend, with several of the squad advancing past the initial stages of the singles and doubles events.

Singles

Sam Cooley has qualified for the Gold medal match in the singles event and will bowl against Jaroslav Lorenc from the Czech Republic.

Sam won all four matchups to qualify for the gold medal match.

  • Round of 32 – Sam Cooley (AUS) defeated Jonaykel Conejo (CRC) 2 games to 1
  • Round of 16 – Sam Cooley (AUS) defeated Trent Mitchell (USA) 2 games to 0
  • Quarterfinals – Sam Cooley (AUS) defeated Donghyuk Park (KOR) 2 games to 1
  • Semifinals – Sam Cooley (AUS) defeated Darren Alexander (CAN) 2 games to 0

The gold medal match will be in Australia’s early hours of the 12th July. Early indications are that the match will begin at 4:00am AEST on the Sporfie streaming channel or the Olympics Channel. We will update the hub once we receive clarity from team management.

Callum Borck went down to impressive Malaysian bowler Rafiq Ismail 2 games to 0 in his  round of 32 matchup.

The two Australian women advanced past the round of 32 with wins against Germany and Denmark.

  • Round of 32 – Rebekah Commane (AUS) defeated Birgit Noreiks (GER) 2 games to 0
  • Round of 32 – Rebekah Martin (AUS) defeated Mika Guldbaek (DEN) 2 games to 0

Rebekah Commane pulled a formidable opponent in Shannon O’Keefe from the USA in her round of 16 matches and went down 2 games to 0. Fellow Victorian Rebekah Martin defeated her opponent Pamela Perez from Puerto Rico 2 games to 0 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Rebekah Martin would eventually go down 2 games to 0 against Colombian and 2017 World Games silver medallist (singles) Clara Guerrero.

Doubles

Team Australia’s doubles teams both passed the round of 16 before going down in the quarterfinals.

  • Women’s Round of 16 – Australia defeats Aruba 2-0
  • Mens Round of 16- Australia defeats Colombia 2-0
  • Womens Quarterfinals – USA defeats Australia 2-0
  • Mens Quarterfinals- Puerto Rico defeats Australia 2-1

Tenpin Bowling Australia is very proud of its representatives at The World Games. In a very cut-throat competition that doesn’t leave much margin for error, the Aussies have progressed in most events and now have an opportunity to bring back a gold medal in the men’s singles event with Sam Cooley.

We wish Sam the very best of luck and high scoring in the final.


Sam Cooley has qualified for the semifinals!

Don’t miss out on the action when Sam takes on Canadian Darren Alexander at The World Games semifinals. Action is on Lanes 7 and 8.

It is match #29 and will get underway from 9:10am. Streaming available on Sporfie’s website here

Further updates coming soon

Update – Saturday, 9 July 2022 – 11am (Australian Time)

The Australian Women have progressed through to the next round at the World Games with the Women’s Singles Draw and Results are here. Sam Cooley will compete next on the morning of 10 July (USA Time), after Western Australian Borck was overtaken by a single point in his first round clash. You can see the draw here for the Men’s Singes.

The Doubles events commence on 9 July (USA Time) with Australia facing Colombia in their first round of the Men’s draw, as the Women take on Argentina.

Note: the times on the draws are shows as USA Time (Central Daylight Time), which is 15 hours behind AEST. See the Above Schedule for the time conversations.

Australian Team at the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 World Games

EVENT PREVIEW – Flying the flag at The World Games

Four Australians are ready to take on the world’s best tenpin bowling players at The World Games from 8-18 July 2022.

With over 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, The World Games brings together sports and sporting disciplines that are not contested in the Olympic Games.

This year’s edition of The World Games will mark Australia’s return to the international multi-sport event after 25 years.

The players selected to pull on the green and gold include a great blend of experience and rising stars to fly the flag once again with the likes of Rebekah Martin (Victoria), Rebekah Commane (Victoria), Sam Cooley (New South Wales) and Callum Borck (Western Australia).

After winning his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title in 2021, Cooley will represent the country for the first time since 2018 and is excited to compete in the unique environment with rising star Borck. Meanwhile, Commane and Martin, who both reside in Victoria, are currently the top two bowlers in the Australian women’s division rankings.

Australia’s tenpin bowling team has a long history of involvement in The World Games, having won two bronzes, two silver and one gold medal.

At its first edition of the event in 1981, Australia was well represented with Tenpin Bowling Australia Hall of Fame members Chris Batson and Ruth Guerster winning gold in the mixed doubles with Batson also claiming bronze in singles.

The last time Australia was at The World Games was 1997 in Finland, where Cara Honeychurch and Andrew Frawley won silver in the mixed doubles. Tenpin bowling will begin on 9 July with competition scheduled over four days involving singles and double events.

The Olympic Channel will broadcast The World Games 2022 from 7-17 July. All highlights of the multi-sport event will be available worldwide on a permanent 24/7 channel and on up to eight parallel live streams.

The World Games will have live streaming through theworldgames.org and the TWG 2022 app.

For full results, head to twg2022.org (https://twg2022.com/)

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