(l.) of the United States led a group of 36 players into the finals of the Russian Open
Saturday at Cosmik Belay Dacha in Moscow, Russia. The Team USA member, who totaled 1478 pins (246.33 average) in the first Squad, outaveraged his nearest competitor, Squad 11 leader Andrey Suslov
of Russia, by more than 10 pins. Pavel Sobolev
, Belarus, hit the cutoff number for 32nd place with 1263 (210.50). Joining the top 32 in the finals were the top 4 of the Desperado Squad.