Kulick Finishes 4th in Bowling World Open
July 12, 2015 Share

Kulick Finishes 4th in Bowling World Open

July 12, 2015

Kelly Kulick shared third place along with Karen Marcano, from Venezuela, in Japan’s Bowling World Open. The first two semi-final matches featured the top seed, Birgit Pöppler, from Germany, against Kulick 258-227. The second semi-final match featured Joey Yeo from Singapore and Marcano, with Yeo advancing 234-181. In the final match Yeo defeated Pöppler 207-204 to win the top prize of $81,814. Pöppler received $40,907 for second and Kulick and Marcano received $12,240 each for third place. The event was televised nationally in Japan.

On the men’s side, Isao Yamamoto of Japan defeated tournament leader Dom Barrett of England 256-224 and Osku Palermaa of Finland defeated Bill O’Neill of the United Sates 266-256.  In the final match, Palermaa defeated Yamamoto 248-224 to win the top prize of $81,814. Yamamoto received $40,907 for second and Barrett and O’Neill received $12,240 each for third place.

The Bowling World Open was conducted by World Bowling, the international governing body for tenpin bowling, and supported by the Japan Bowling Congress, National Bowling Federation of Japan, the PBA and other bowling interests around the world in support of World Bowling’s bid to include bowling in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Bowling is one of eight sports in contention for possible inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The Bowling World Open began with a field of 567 bowlers from 52 countries.