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Singapore’s Bernice Lim begins pulling away at Women’s World Cup

Bernice Lim of Singapore averaged over 225 in the third block Wednesday at Hao’s Bowling in Shanghai, China, to take a commanding lead in the women’s qualifying of the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after 15 out of 20 games.

She started and closed A squad with 246 games and sandwiched games of 216, 235 and 184 in between for 1127 five-game series to leap one spot and to lead the bowlers from 63 countries with 3349 total and an overall average of 223.27 for 15 games.

2016BWCNadineGeisslerLim (pictured above) has won the United States Bowling Congress Queens in May, but as an amateur, did not get credit for an official PWBA title.

Trailing Lim by 136 pins to sit in second place was Nadine Geissler (right) of Germany who toppled 1081 today, including a big 268 game, to leap three spots with 3213.

2016BWCRebeccaWhiting2B squad leader Rebecca Whiting (left) of Australia was just one pin behind the German with 3212 and remained in third place in the overall qualifying standings behind a 1051 series this morning.

2016BWCJennyWegner2European champion Jenny Wegner (right) continued her march to the top as the Swede had the only other 1100-series and the lone of squad A with 1118 which propelled her from eighth to fourth place with 3200 total.

2016BWCLisaJohn2Overnight leader Lisa John (left) of England, who rolled the highest series of the event last night with 1166, struggled and toppled only 903 pins to fall to fifth place with 3195. First round leader Danielle McEwan (below right), United States, slipped to spots to sixth place with 3184.

2016BWCDanielleMcEwanRounding out the top 10 were Lara Posadas, Philippines (3086), Sharon Limansantoso, Indonesia (3069), Roberta Rodrigues, Brazil (3038) and Syaidatul Afifah, Malaysia (3006).

2016BWCLisanneBreeschootenStarting the third round in 20th place, Lisanne Breeschoten (left) of the Netherlands averaged over 240 for the first three games (219, 269, 237) but slowed down the last two games (193, 166) to sit in 11th place with 3005.

2016BWCClaraJulianaGuerreroChina’s Zhang Yuhong of China is well above the cutline in 13th place with 2952 behind a 980 series today.

Two-time World Cup champions Clara Juliana Guerrero (right; 2014, ’15) of Colombia and Aumi Guerra (2010, ’11), Dominican Republic, have some hard work to do when they want to become the first three-time women’s champion in the 32-year history of the prestigious event.

2016BWCAumiGuerraWorld and PWBA champion Guerrero is 15th with 2922 and Guerra (left) is further 26 pins behind in 17th place with 2901. With 15 of 20 games in the books, Cristina Sanz of Catalonia holds the 24th and last place to advance with 2801 and an average of 186.73.

The women will return to Hao’s Bowling on Thursday afternoon for the fourth and last block of qualifying before the cut to the top 24 players. A squad starts at 3.30 p.m. China Standard Time (CST) and B squad will conclude the qualifying starting at 7.15 p.m.

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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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