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Bowling News USA - August 16, 2013 Robin Romeo, Hugh Miller Take Gold in World Senior Masters...


Just three weeks after all eight finalists in the Men's and Women's U.S Open used Storm bowling balls, 'The Bowler's Company' has struck again, this time at the World Senior Championships in Las Vegas.

Senior Team USA's Robin Romeo (pictured left) and Hugh Miller (right) won the gold medals for the United States in women's and men's Masters competition, which concluded the inaugural World Senior Championships Friday afternoon at Red Rock Lanes.

Both gold medal matches featured one bowler each from the U.S. and Sweden, the two dominating countries of the championships, which offered gold medals in five diciplines to bowlers age 50 and over.

Romeo used a Storm IQ™ Tour and Roto Grip Disturbed™. Miller used Storm and Roto Grip equipment as well.

Romeo defeated Susanne Olsson 180-161, to claim her second gold medal of the event after winning in All-Events.

In the men's final, Miller defeated Jan Nordberg, 247-198, to earn his second gold medal after winning the Doubles with Ron Mohr

Mohr used an IQ Tour.

The two Americans squared off in the semifinals, and Miller, seeded fourth, ousted the No. 1 seed who has out averaged his nearest competitor by more than 11 pins, 203-181. The other semifinal was an all-Swedish affair with Nordberg defeating Christer Pettersson, 201-173. 

Nordberg received the silver medal while Mohr and Pettersson shared the bronze medal. 

In the women's semifinals, Romeo flew past No. 4 Sharon Tataryn of Canada, 253-202, and Olsson sidelined Singles champion Lucy Sandelin (below right), United States, 222-179.

Olsson earned the silver medal and Tataryn and Sandelin got the bronze. All eight players of the United States and Sweden walked away with a gold medal. The only other country which walked away with a gold medal was Mexico (women's Doubles). 

The 1st World Senior Championships ran from Aug. 10 thru 16, 2013. Men and women competed in separate divisions for medals in five events - Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters. To participtate in the championships, all players must be 50 years of age or above in the year of the event.

The site of the second World Senior Championships has not been decided yet. According to WTBA president Kevin Dornberger three cities are bidding to host the event: Vienna (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and once again Las Vegas (Sam's Town Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center.


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