World Senior Championships 2019

The first Senior World Singles Championships was held in 2013 in Las Vegas, USA
with 123 male and 90 female athletes from 33 different federations taking part. The championships are hosted every second year in odd numbered years.

Federations can enter four men and four women to the championships in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All Event and Masters. The USA have dominated in the first three championships with 10 Gold, 5 Silver and 12 Bronze for a massive 27 medal total. Sweden next up with 12 medals and Canada five.

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The line ups for Las Vegas are

Men – Kim Johnson, Lol Ellis, Paul Cosgrove, Geoff Brown.

Ladies – Angie Brown, Catherine Wills, Marsha Dalley, Diane Johnson

Meet the Players

Bowling balls for England

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Parker Bohn, Walter Ray Williams, Lucy Sandelin, Tish Johnson is just half of a stellar line up for the USA. They will take some beating but beaten they could be by the World’s best senior bowlers. Our teams have experience of these championships and fine coach in Steve Thornton and manager in Dave Steiner.

A late change sees Geoff Brown in for his 9th England cap. Lol Ellis Returns for his 5th World Championships and 3rd as a senior and Angie Brown with her 18 European Senior titles make them both the most experienced to guide our teams in Vegas.

Event reports thanks to Tony Brown

Start of official practice at the 2019 World Senior Championships. The pattern being used is Tokyo (42ft). The England men’s team of Lol Ellis, Kim Johnson, Paul Cosgrove and Geoff Brown drew the second practice squad, the ladies had their practice a couple of hours later.

later in the day was the Official opening and presentation of the players.


First block of men’s singles at the WSrC completed, with a good result for Lol Ellis in 9th place with 1251, and Paul Cosgrove having a slow start in 65th place with 1064.

Kim Johnson finished with 1206 for 39th overall, with Geoff Brown scoring 1090. Lol Ellis’s score of 1251 from the earlier squad leaving him in 18th place overall.

Lots to take away from today, tomorrow is ladies singles at 9am PST (17:00 UK time), followed by singles medal finals, then the first round of men’s doubles starting at 15:30 PST.

Catherine Wills was the standout English player in the WSrC ladies’ singles, scoring 1182 for 15th place.

Angie Brown had 1051, Marsha Dalley 1044, and Diane Johnson 1013.

Men’s doubles starts at 17:00 PST, with top players from the singles Kim Johnson and Lol Ellis bowling today. The second men’s doubles squad is tomorrow morning.


End of the first squad of the men’s doubles. Kim Johnson had a great 277 in game 5 with a 1225 total, supported by Lol Ellis with 1171. A team total of 2386 leaves them in 12th place, with the second squad to play tomorrow morning.

A much better day for Paul Cosgrove, shooting 1283 in the doubles, to post the best series by an England bowler so far. A solid block of 1191 by Geoff Brown gave a team total of 2474, and 12th place overall. The other England pairing finished in 23rd place.

A tremendous effort by the England Team of Angie Brown and Marsha Dalley resulted in a great eighth place finish in the ladies doubles at the WSrC, just 25 pins off 5th place. After leading after the first game, they couldn’t quite find the game scores over the last few games to stay in contention for a medal place. Angie’s 1228 block was the highest by an England lady so far, with Marsha adding 1105 to the total of 2333.

The other England team of Catherine Wills and Diane Johnson had scores of 1115 and 1077 to finish in 19th place.

After two events, the all-events are starting to take shape, with the top 24 going into the masters competion.

34th Lol Ellis, 201.8 avg
35th Kim Johnson, 201.7 avg
61st Paul Cosgrove, 195.6 avg
87th Geoff Brown, 190.1 avg

20th Catherine Wills, 191.4 avg
25th Angie Brown, 189.9 avg
51st Marsha Dalley, 179.1 avg
67th Diane Johnson, 174.2 avg

Saturday sees the start of the team competion, with the men starting at 10:00 PST, 18:00 UK time for their first 3 games. The women follow on at 14:00 PST. The second block of three games are bowled on Sunday.

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A steady start for the England men’s team in the first three games of the team competition. Kim Johnson 617, Paul Cosgrove 613, Lol Ellis 598 and Geoff Brown 589 for a team total of 2417, just 61 pins off a medal position. All to play for in their second block tomorrow afternoon.

A frustrating afternoon for the Team England ladies at the WSrC. Despite the vocal support of the traveling supporters (aka the Johnson family) and a super middle game of 822, the final total of 2152 leaves them in ninth place, 137 pins off a medal place. Diane Johnson was top scorer with 566, Angie Brown 541, Marsha Dalley 537, and Catherine Wills 508.

The end of competition for the England ladies at the 2019 WSrC. The England quartet finished in 11th place, just one spot lower than their best ever result back in 2013.

Star of the team event was Diane Johnson who bowled really well for her total of 1130, followed by Angie Brown with 1071, Marsha Dalley 1041 and Catherine Wills 1005.

None of the ladies made the top 24 in the all events to qualify for the Masters competition. Angie was closest in 30th place with a 186 average, just 64 pins short. Catherine finished in 37th with 183 average, Diane was 48th with 179 average, and Marsha 54th with 177 average from a field size of 101 bowlers.

End of the championship for the England men’s team as well. Needing a great block to make a medal position, the big scores just couldn’t be found. They finished in 12th place, their total of 4764 coming from 1226 from Lawrence Ellis, 1201 from Kim Johnson, 1171 from Paul Cosgrove and 1166 from Geoff Brown.

In the all events, Kim made a run for a top 24 place, and a great 5th game got him close. But the last game didn’t go to plan, and he finished in 33rd with 201 average. Lol finished top of the English players in 30th place on 202. Paul finished in 56th on 195 average, with Geoff in 77th out of 159 players on 191 average.

A final thank you from the players to coach Steve Thornton and manager Dave Steiner for their help and assistance during the entire tournament.

Just tomorrow night’s banquet left, before the squad go their separate ways. Hopefully some will be pulling on the England shirt again in January 2020 for the European Senior Championships in Vienna.


For the very latest results please visit the official Website

Men’s Results.

Women’s Results.

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Preliminary Schedule

Unofficial practice may be scheduled directly with the South Point Bowling Plaza. Contact information for unofficial practice:

Mike Monyak +1-866-796-7111 x77177
Angie Bonifazi +1-866-796-7111 x77172

Last Update: 26 AUG 2019

Monday 02.09.2019

Last day of arrival

10:00 – 15:00 Ball Registration
16:00 – 18:00 Team Managers’ Meeting

Tuesday 03.09.2019

08:00 – 09:00 Lane Maintenance
09:00 – 10:30 Official Practice Men (Squad A)
10:30 – 11:30 Lane Maintenance
11:30 – 13:00 Official Practice Men (Squad B)
13:00 – 14:00 Lane Maintenance
14:00 – 15:30 Official Practice Women
16:00 – 17:00 Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 04.09.2019

08:00 – 09:00 Lane Maintenance
09:00 – 12:30 Singles – Men (Squad A)
12:30 – 13:30 Lane Maintenance
13:30 – 17:00 Singles – Men (Squad B)

Thursday 05.09.2019

08:00 – 09:00 Lane Maintenance
09:00 – 12:30 Singles – Women (Squad A)
12:30 – 13:30 Lane Maintenance
13:30 – 14:30 Singles Semi-Finals and Finals – Men & Women
14:30 – 15:30 Lane Maintenance
15:30 – 19:00 Doubles – Men (Squad A)

Friday 06.09.2019

08:00 – 09:00 Lane Maintenance
09:00 – 12:30 Doubles – Men (Squad B)
12:30 – 13:30 Lane Maintenance
13:30 – 17:00 Doubles – Women
17:00 – 17:30 Lane Maintenance
17:30 – 18:30 Doubles Semis and Finals – Men & Women
18:45 Doubles Medal Ceremonies – Men & Women

Saturday 07.09.2019

09:00 – 10:00 Lane Maintenance
10:00 – 13:00 Team – Men – 1st Block
13:00 – 14:00 Lane Maintenance
14:00 – 17:00 Team – Women – 1st Block

Sunday 08.09.2019

08:30 – 09:30 Lane Maintenance
09:30 – 12:30 Team – Women – 2nd Block
12:30 – 13:30 Lane Maintenance
13:30 – 16:30 Team – Men – 2nd Block
16:30 – 17:00 Lane Maintenance
17:00 – 19:00 Team Semi-Finals and Finals – Men and Women
19:00 Medal Presentation for Teams

Monday 09.09.2019

08:00 – 09:00 Lane Maintenance
09:00 – 10:30 Masters (1st Step) – Men & Women
10:30 – 11:30 Lane Maintenance
10:30 Medal Presentation for All Events (Men & Women)
11:30 – 13:00 Masters (2nd Step) – Men & Women
13:00 – 14:30 Masters (3rd Step) – Men & Women
14:30 – 15:00 Lane Maintenance
15:00 – 16:30 Masters Semi and Finals – Men & Women
16:45 Medal Presentation for Masters (Men & Women)
19:00 Farewell Banquet

Tuesday 10.09.2019

All Day – Departure

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