Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan, Team USA's Kelly Kulick win men's and women's preliminaries

    09/24/12

    2012 WSC

    2012WSCLogo.jpg the 31 men of Squads 3 & 4 and the 34 women of Squads 3-5 will return on Sunday to bowl their second six-game block of qualifying at the inaugural World Singles Championships which will conclude the preliminaries at Galactica Bowling Center in Limassol, Cyprus.

    The 128 players from 44 countries - 71 men from 40 countries and 57 women from 33 countries - were split into four (men) and five squads (women) to bowl two blocks of six games over four days on the 41 feet WTBA Montreal oil pattern (Lane Map Guide) before the cut to the top 24 players who advance to the finals Sept. 24 and 25.

    Schedule for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 21
    Men:
    10.00 - 13.00 Qualification Block 2, Squad 4
    14.00 - 17.00 Qualification Block 2, Squad 3
    Cut to top 24 men
    Women:
    10.00 - 12.30 Qualification Block 2, Squad 4
    13.30 - 16.00 Qualification Block 2, Squad 5
    17.00 - 19.30 Qualification Block 2, Squad 3
    Cut to top 24 women

    The top 24 players bowl for the title in single-elimination match-play bracket. The top eight qualifiers receive one bye. In case of a tie in the standings for any position in the qualifying, the higher positioned will be the player with the highest last game (second last game, etc.). All qualifying pin fall is dropped.

    The first three rounds of the finals feature best-of-five games match play until the field is trimmed to the top four. The semifinal matches and the championship match are one-game matches.

    In each match of the final, the highest seeded player decides which player starts to play in the first game. For the first three rounds the starting player will change after each game. In case of a tie in any game, a one ball roll-off will be played and repeated until the tie is broken.

    The field will be trimmed to 16, 8, 4 and then two players who will determine the champion in the gold medal match. The semifinal losers will share the bronze medal.

    Free live streaming will be provided of the entire championships. To view the live streaming click here.

     


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    Men's Division - Standings after Preliminaries


    The top 24 advance to single-elimination bracket finals.

     


    Women's Division - Standings after Preliminaries


    The top 24 advance to single-elimination bracket finals.