Weber Cup XIV – The Final Hurdles

October 13th, 2013 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Weber Cup XIV - The Final Hurdles

The European quartet of Mika Koivuniemi, Dominic Barrett, Stuart Williams and Martin Larsen hold a slim two-point lead and need four more on the road to 17 to win back the Weber Cup they lost to the Americans three years ago. The current standings after four of the five sessions at the Metrodome, Barnsley in […]


Weber Cup XIV – Europe Fight Back

October 13th, 2013 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Weber Cup XIV - Europe Fight Back

After  a gripping Saturday night transatlantic team tussle, the American quartet of Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Mike Fagan and Bill O’Neill emerge with just a slim two point advantage after allowing the European team of Mika Koivuniemi, Stuart Williams, Dominic Barrett and Martin Larsen to chip away the colonials four point lead. One again the […]


Weber Cup XIV – Is it the best ever?

October 12th, 2013 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Yes, I do realize that were at not yet halfway through the schedule but opinions are being bandied about that this is turning out to be the best-ever Weber Cup. The level of bowling in this 14th 888.com Weber Cup is nothing short of outstanding and the packed arena echoes with cheers as the crowd […]


USA in Command at Weber Cup XIV

October 12th, 2013 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

USA in Command at Weber Cup XIV

After a 5-1 thrashing of the European quartet by Chris Barnes and his merry men last night, the schedule moves into a different mood, featuring the usual opening of a Baker team match then alternating doubles and singles for five matches. The doubles are played as a scotch doubles, players alternating shots through the game. […]


Rarin’ to go in Session 1

October 11th, 2013 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Rarin' to go in Session 1

The two teams are fully manned and all eight bowlers are now set to get the 14th Weber Cup up and running, the colonials, of course, betting their socks that they will be the ones standing atop the podium on Sunday. As aforementioned, the American line-up is the trusted quartet of Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, […]


2013 Weber Cup

October 11th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

The inaugural Weber Cup took place in 2000 has gone from strength to strength annually ever since. Using the concept of golf’s Ryder Cup, the Weber Cup pits two four-person teams representing the United States and Europe against each other over three days in a series of team, singles and doubles matches. Always innovative, Matchroom […]


Session 4 – Sunday 13:00

October 14th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 4 - Sunday 13:00

A Nail-Biting Time for Europe Final Points: USA 17 – Europe 7 Cometh the hour – cometh the men. We go into the penultimate session of this fascinating 13th Weber Cup with the pendulum swung very much in favor of the American quartet, that group needing just six points to retain their possession of the […]


Session 3 – Saturday 19:00

October 13th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 3 - Saturday 19:00

Current points: USA 11 Europe 7 The interesting saga of the 13th Weber Cup continues with a further six matches, the two teams fighting for a total of 17 points to clinch the 2012 edition and so far neither with a huge advantage, the Americans currently in charge with a 7-5 total. This evenings schedule […]


Session 2 – Saturday 14:00

October 13th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 2 - Saturday 14:00

The Tough Get Going Now Brand new pins, a low-scoring lane pattern and a large crowd in seating close up to the lanes. Add the pressure of multi TV cameras and the conditions are not condusive to a comfortable bowling environment, so eight of the world’s best bowlers are being tested beyond their usual pace […]


Session 1 – Friday 19:00

October 12th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Session 1 - Friday 19:00

All Set and Rarin’ to Go The much-traveled American stars Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones, completing their odyssey somewhat alike the journeys of Marco Polo, taking in Cyprus, Thailand, France, Austria and here to England, all within a month, now face the annual battle between Europe and the United States for the prestigious 888pokerWeber Cup. […]



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