of England took the pole position in the women’s division of the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup on the second day of qualifying Tuesday at Hao’s Bowling in Shanghai, China.
Starting the second five-game block of squad A mere 31 pins behind first-block leader Danielle McEwan, United States, the long-time English national team member (right) came out of the gates commandingly to take the pole position after two games of 226 and 223.
John followed with 245, 256 and closed with 216 for 1166 (233.20), the highest series of the event, men and women, to lead the field of 63 players from 63 countries with 2292 total and an overall average of 229.20 as qualifying has reached the halfway point. Yan Korshak of Russia leads the 81-player men’s field with 2178.
Trailing John by 70 pins to sit in second place was Bernice Lim (left) of Singapore, who won the United States Bowling Congress Queens in May, but as an amateur, did not get credit for an official PWBA title.
Lim used a 290 game, the highest game of the tournament so far, for 1164 to leap from fifth to second place with 2222.
Rebecca Whiting (right) of Australia, who led B squad yesterday with 1039 to start the second day in seventh place, paced the squad for the second consecutive day, this time with 1122 to move into third place with 2161.
McEwan (left) , who led the 144 participants from 83 countries on day one with 1157 (231.40), fell three spots to fourth place with 2155, including a sub-par 998 series today.
Nadine Geissler of Germany rallied from a 999 series with 1133, including games between 244 and 203, to leapfrog from 15th to 5th place with 2132. Indonesia Sharon Limansantoso fell three spots to sixth place with 2117.
Places 7, 8 and 9 belonged to B squad bowlers. Lara Posadas (right) of the Philippines improved on a 996 series with 1109, including four games between 214 and 257 and a 181 last game, to leap from 16th to seventh place.
Two-time European champion (team, all-events) and 2015 European Bowling Tour point ranking winner Jenny Wegner of Sweden was just one pin behind Posadas after closing her set with 248 and 257 for 1108 to climb from 19th to eighth place with 2082.
Sitting in 22nd place, Roberta Rodrigues (right) of Brazil started strong with 235, 258 and 246 and though she couldn’t match her pace in the last two games (180, 201) she leaped 13 spots into 9th place with 2080.
Rounding out the top 10 was Iliana Lomeli (left) of Mexico with 2045. Two-time defending World Cup champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (below right) of Colombia hit 1000 on the nose today to sit in 11th place with 2027, just 45 pins off the pace for the top 8 (second cut).
The other two-time World Cup champion in the field, Aumi Guerra (below left) of the Dominican Republic (2010, 2011) was 90 pins behind Guerrero in 17 place with 1937. Ivana Krajacic of Croatia holds the 24th and last place to advance to the second stage with 1882 or an average of 188.20.
The women will return to Hao’s Bowling on Wednesday morning for the third block of qualifying. B squad starts at 8 a.m. China Standard Time (CST) and A squad will follow at 11.45 a.m.
The 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
will be held from October 14-23 at Hao’s Bowling in Shanghai, China.
Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Shanghai including reports, photos and results after each round. The United States Bowling Congress will provide live streaming on BowlTV.
Split into A and B squad in each division, men and women, all competitors will bowl 20 qualifying games over four days before the field is cut to the top 24 for eight additional games. The 28-game pinfall totals will determine the 8 players who advance to eight games round-robin match-play (30 pins for each win, 15 for a tie).
The top 4 players with highest 36-game total including bonus pins will advance to the playoffs, which will be staged on a specially constructed two-lane arena in the Luwan Sports Complex which is also where Hao’s Bowling is located. This will be covered by live streaming on BowlTV and local Chinese live streaming through Ali Sports.
There will be a one-game knockout match with the No. 1 seed versus the No. 4 qualifier and No. 2 versus No. 3. The winners of each match will earn a spot in the championship game.
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