Hanusíková, Kutina book their tickets to Hermosillo in Czech QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifier


    Czech Republic

    AMF Bowling in Pardubice, Czech Republic (Sep. 19-21, 2008)

      Blanka Hanusíková and Karel Kutina won the women's and men's QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifier at AMF Bowling in Pardubice, Czech Republic and will represent their country in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico.

    102 players battled it out for the two tickets to Hermosillo at the 18-laner in Pardubice from Sep. 19-21, 2008. The top 10 men and the top 6 women after 6 games in the qualifying, 3 games in the quarterfinal and 6 games in the semifinal advanced to the round robin match play finals including position round (10 and 6 games, resp. 20 pins bonus per win. 10 pins bonus for each game over 200, 15 for each game over 230, 20 for each game over 250 and 25 for each game over 270).

     Hanusíková won all but one of her six matches including a 205-170 win in the position round over VÄ›ra MaÅ¡atová to edge the No. 1 seed by 19 pins, 1349 to 1330 including bonus.

    MaÅ¡atová, who had the field-best 205.83 average but went 3-3 in match play, had to settle for second place.

    Third place belonged to Dana HanuÅ¡ová, who totaled 1290 including a 5-1 match play record.

     On the men's side, Kutina, the organizer of several international tournaments in Eastern Europe, averaged 225.40 and won 6 out of 10 games to win the qualifier with 2489 pinfall total including 235 bonus pins.

    Kutina lost the position round match against No. 2 seed Jakub Váradi by one pin, 181-180, which gave Váradi the field-best 7-3 won-loss record (tied with Ladislav Å imánek and JiÅ™í UhlíÅ™) but not enough pins to overtake Kutina.

    Váradi finished second with 2451, followed by Å imánek in third with 2422.

    The 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will take place at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico, from November 7-15, 2008.

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