2015 World Bowling Senior Championships to Kick Off in Las Vegas

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

The top senior players from 33 countries will make their way to Las Vegas to compete at the 2015 World Bowling Senior Championships starting Monday.

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Ron Mohr is the only returning player on the men's side after winning gold medals in doubles and all-events in 2013.

The 2015 event will feature more than 200 men and women age 50 and older vying to take home medals in singles, doubles, team, all-events and Masters competition at Sam's Town Bowling Center.

All rounds will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

The U.S. men's team features Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., Bob Learn Jr. of Lantana, Fla., Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nev., and Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J.

The U.S. women's team includes Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif., Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., and Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif.

The World Bowling Senior Championships debuted in 2013, also in Las Vegas, and the U.S. squad claimed a total of six gold medals at the inaugural event.

Mohr, a two-time Professional Bowlers Association 50 Player of the Year, is the only returning player on the men's side after winning gold medals in doubles and all-events, while a trio of United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famers, Johnson, Romeo and Sandelin, return for the women's team.

Romeo captured the all-events and Masters titles at the 2013 event, while Sandelin took home a medal in every event, including gold in singles.

Both the men's and women's U.S. teams fell short of winning gold in the team event in 2013. Sweden swept the titles as the U.S. men took silver and the U.S. women earned bronze.

"I was proud to medal in every event, but was a little disappointed we came up short, winning the bronze in the team event," said Sandelin, who became the first U.S. woman to win the QubicaAMF World Cup in 1976. "As with previous Team USA events, winning the gold medal in the team event is always our ultimate goal. We've had two years to compete at various events and have seen each other's game and plan to share our knowledge with each other to play the lanes smart. The bond and respect we have for each other should help us combat any challenges that come our way."

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2013 Senior Queens champ, Lucy Sandelin, medaled in every event in 2013.

Singles, doubles and team competition at the 2015 World Bowling Senior Championships will consist of six qualifying games to determine the four players who will advance to the championship round. The combined qualifying totals from singles, doubles and team will determine medalists for all-events.

The top 24 players in the all-events standings will advance to Masters. An additional six games will cut the field to the top eight, followed by round-robin match play. The top four scores including bonus pins will advance to the championship round.

The championship round consists of a one-game semifinal round featuring the No. 1 seed taking on the No. 4 seed, while the No. 2 seed faces off against the No. 3 seed. The winner of each match will advance to a one-game championship match.

For more information on the World Bowling Senior Championships, visit WorldBowling.org.

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