English national team member Dominic Barrett
(left) posted a 1425 six-game series in Squad 5 en route to overtake the pole position in the qualifying of the 5th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Barrett started with a 200-game, then averaged 245.00 for the last five games when he added 234, 258, 223, 266 and 244 to beat out Squad 4 leader Mike Machnig
, Germany, for the lead by 8 pins. Machnig (1417) and Gal Shemer
(1387), Israel, slipped to second and third place, respectively. Shemer and Christian Provaznik, Austria, held on to the lead in the Doubles event with 2743 six-game total and an average of 228.58.