Guerra, Asbaty, Andersson to bowl for women's World Cup title in South Africa


    2011 BWC

    United States secure Bent Petersen Award for the top country

    2011BWCAumiGuerra.jpg2011BWCDiandraAsbaty3.jpgAumi Guerra (pictured left) of the Dominican Republic is one game away from winning her second consecutive Bowling World Cup title in Johannesburg, South Africa. The defending women's champion, who dominated the preliminaries, averaged 231.25 and compiled a 3-4-1 won-loss-tie record in round robin match play to easily earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals on Wednesday at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    In the semifinal match starting at 10 a.m. local time, second place Diandra Asbaty (right), and third place Sandra Andersson (below left), Sweden, will square off.

    2011BWCSandraAndersson2.jpg2011WWCCherieTan.jpgGuerra, who won the 2010 title from the No. 3 seed, rolled a solid 1850 set Tuesday and added 105 pins bonus (30 per win, 15 per tie) to maintain first place with 8703 total and an average of 241.75 for 36 games.

    Asbaty, who has already secured the Bent Petersen Award for the top country in the 47th Bowling World Cup together with and her team mate, Tommy Jones, who finished first in the men's preliminaries, won four of her eight matches to land in second place with 8426 (234.06).

    2011BWCKristaPollanen2.jpg2011BWCLizaClutario.jpgStarting the day in fourth place, Andersson posted the field-best 1912 series, an average of 239, and compiled a 4-3-1 match play record to help grab third place with 8246 (229.06). The Swede used high games of 278 and 269 in the second and fourth game to overtake Cherie Tan (above right), Singapore, and never looked back.

    Despite the field-best 5-3 record, Tan finished in fourth place with 8181 (227.25) and was followed by Krista Pöllänen (left), Finland, in fifth place with 7974 (221.50) and Liza Clutario (right), Philippines, in sixth place with 7922 (220.06).

    2011BWCWendyKok.jpg2011BWCLisaJohn.jpgRounding out the top 8 were Dutch Wendy Kok (left) and Lisa John (right), England, in seventh and eighth place with 7921 (220.03) and 7749 (215.25), respectively.

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    The 69 women, who participated in the 47th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, bowled 20 qualifying games, four blocks of five games on four days, before the field was cut to the top 24 who bowled eight additional games on Monday, Dec. 5.

    The top eight after 28 games advanced to the Round of 8 and bowled another eight games on Tuesday morning to cut to the top three who will determine the champion in the stepladder finals on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

    Photos: Beat Grauwiler.


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