2022 Tenpin World Cup Recap – 22 November 2022

By kristiemiddleton
November 22, 2022

Day 11 of Tenpin World Cup competition has created two new World Cup Champions at the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

A full wrap of the Para Bowling World Cup is HERE for you to see what has occurred in lead-up to today’s competition and you can access the details from the previous day’s competition HERE.

For all the results – use the link to access the details of each Game visit Tenpin Results – https://ibfworldcup.tenpinresults.com/

Today, the World of Tenpin has two new World Cup Champions – Bryanna Cote of the United State of America and Paul Purps of Germany.

The culmination of the individual competition was staged over the quarter, semi and medal matches in a packed day of bowling that saw our new champions achieve their gold medal dreams.

Purp, 19 years of age, said that he felt incredible just going into the final saying “I never would have thought that I could win this title”. A daunting task for the young man to face past World Cup Champion and PBA legend Jason Belmonte from Australia, Paul said “I am absolutely satisfied with what I’ve done”.

After a shaky start, when asked what he was thinking as he approached the last frame, the German said “it is very important to stay calm, to pace the shots, which I was not doing in the first game – so I just knew that I needed to get that strike”. And that he did. “I was so excited, it was so insane – just amazing and an incredible feeling”.

Undertaking a round of media interviews post-win, the smiling Purp proudly took to the podium with silver medalist Australia Jason Belmonte and Bronze Medalist American Kris Prather.

Bryanna Cote took to the World Cup stage with a strong presence over all days of competition. “I am feeling grateful” she said of her World Cup Championship win “I knew that the match was going to be tough, we have played against each other many times and I knew that I would have to bring the heat”.

Struggling physically, Bryanna did “not change, same game plan, but I decided to focus on one thing, and I executed that well”.

When what advice she would give athletes that dream of being in her position, Cote said “work hard and don’t let anyone tell you cannot do it”.

Cote, having defeated Singaporean Hui Fen New who claimed the silver medal was joined on the podium by bronze medalist Birgit Noreiks of Germany to receive their medals and the World Cup.

Across the day there was outstanding competition that included several tie-break games, roll off’s, high games, and stunning turns arounds to win, including the come-from-behind performance of Purps.

Australia’s Jason Belmonte had close encounters on the final day on his way to making the final match. All bracket matches from the top 32 round were won by Belmonte in 2-1 game scorelines. Winning a roll-off in the first match of the final day against Michael Mak from Hong Kong, Belmonte was set to face a familiar face in the semi-final – Kris Prather from the United States of America.

Common opponents in the Professional Bowling Association (PBA), the AGL National High-Performance crowd was ready to witness a cracker of a semi-final between the two superstars. Prather would win the first match before Belmonte scored a 300 game in the second to force a third and a deciding match. With the home crowd riding every deliver, Belmonte edged the American 212-204 in the decider to set up a birth in the final.

Kris Prather would win the bronze medal after defeating Timmy Tan 2 games to 0 (288-215).

Germanys Paul Purps had a day to remember.

Winning his quarter and semi-finals in 2-0 game fashion throughout the day, Purps was full of confidence leading up to the final against Belmonte.

Reality struck as the final got underway with Belmonte easily defeating the German in match one 269-157. When most thought Belmonte was on his way to victory, Purps had other ideas forcing and winning a roll-off in the second match before defeating Belmonte 223-218 in the decider to be crowned World Champion.

The Women’s division got off to a surprising start with German Birgit Noreiks defeating number one seed Natasha Roslan from Malaysia 2-0 (217-185, 234-193). After a terrific campaign from Swedish pair Josefin Hermansson and Anna Andersson, both were defeated in the quarter finals to be eliminated from the event.

With a large support crew in attendance, Australian Chloe Clague came out firing against Bryanna Cote winning her first match 213-170 before the American struck back to advance winning 243-153 in the second and 222-163 in the third.

Bryanna Cote would book her spot in the final match after defeating Lara Posadas from the Philippines 2-1, and Birgit Noreiks campaign would have to settle for a bronze medal match after losing to Hui Fen New from Singapore 2-0.

Birgit Noreiks from Germany claimed the bronze medal after a tight tussle with Lara Posadas from the Phillipines 2-0 (220-215, 228-225) before Bryanna Cote won the dual against Hui Fen New from Singapore in the final match 2-0 (194-186, 226-201).

2022 Tenpin World Cup Singles Event Podium


  1. Gold Medal – Bryanna Cote (USA)
  2. Silver Medal – Hui Fen New (SGP)
  3. Bronze Medal – Birgit Noreiks (GER)


  1. Gold Medal – Paul Purps (GER)
  2. Silver Medal – Jason Belmonte (AUS)
  3. Bronze Medal – Kris Prather (USA)

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