Bowlers from 47 countries will be competing in the inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Association World Singles Championships starting Thursday at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus, the United States Bowling Congress reported.
And it’s a lock that many eyes will be on the four representatives of Team USA, who figure to be among the favorites. They are Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Kelly Kulick and Shannon O’Keefe.
“Any time you get to compete and represent your country, it’s an incredible honor, and I’m truly blessed to have the opportunity,” O’Keefe, an eight-time Team USA member who won the singles gold medal at the 2007 WTBA World Women’s Championships, said in this USBC news release. “I have known Kelly, Chris and Tommy a really long time, and I’m looking forward to experiencing Cyprus with them.”
All of the competitors will bowl two six-game blocks of qualifying with the top 24 men and top 24 women then advancing to single-elimination match play, with each match best-of-five games and the top eight men and top eight women receiving one bye.
The final two players who survive the bracket matches will bowl for the gold and silver medals, while the semifinal losers each will get bronze medals.
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