GOLD FOR CYPRUS AND ITALY

by Bob Johnson 0

The Masters’ gold medals were won by Niki Schiza of Cyprus and Italy’s Marco Reviglio.

Men Masters

Schiza defeated Catalonia’s Sandra Torrents to take the ladies’ crown over two games The two bronze medals were taken by Lauriance Celie of France and Sue Abela of Malta.

Women Masters

The Catalonians had one more chance of taking the gold when local hero Marcial Ovide came up against Italy’s Marco Reviglio. The mastch went the full distance of three games but the Italian was far too strong, winning the third game for a 245-177 for a 2-1 victory. The men’s bronze medals were presented to Habib Dogan of Turkey and Georgios Stefanidis of Greece.

The 2012 Mediterranean Challenge Cup will be hosted by San Marino at the Rose ‘n Bowl in Serravalle and in 2013 it will be held for the first time in Slovenia at a date still to be announced.

The format for the 2012 event will also include a mixed doubles discipline and the finals will be decided over two games, total pinfall, instead of best of three games. This will facilitate TV and web stream scheduling.
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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.