2009 champion Caroline Lagrange requalifies for Bowling World Cup

    03/27/13

    Canada

    Newcomer Larry Salvati to represent Canada in the men's division at 49th BWC edition in Siberia

    2013BWCCanadianQualifier.jpg Caroline Lagrange of Montreal, Quebec, and Larry Salvati of Mississauga, Ontario, won the Bowling World Cup Canadian National Finals this past weekend at C & D Lanes in Woodstock, Ontario.

    L-R Men's champion Larry Salvati, World Cup team coach Tyrel Rose, and women's champion Caroline Lagrange.

    Lagrange, who won the women's title in Melaka, Malaysia, in the year 2009, and Salvati, who had his first appearance at the BWC qualifier, will represent Canada this coming November 15-24 at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), Russia.

    Lagrange finished the Double Round Robin Match Play round averaging 225.13 for sixteen games, the highest average of both men's and women's division, to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals. According to the tournament rules, the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

    In the opening match, No. 2 Felicia Wong of Calgary, Alberta, and No. 3 Lynne Gauthier of East St. Paul, Manitoba, squared off for the right to bowl Lagrange for the title. Wong, who won the qualifier last year, narrowly defeated Gauthier, 180-174.

    Lagrange denied Wong's bid for her second consecutive victory in the BWC National Finals defeating her fellow national team member, 180-167, to capture the ticket to Siberia.

    On the men's side, Jack Guay of Calgary, Alberta, who rolled the first two perfect games in the Bowling World Cup history and two-time BWC Champion Michael Schmidt of Winnipeg, Manitoba, missed the stepladder finals in fourth and fifth place by 99 and 154 pins, respectively.

    In his first appearance at the BWC Canadian National Finals, Larry Salvati of Mississauga, Ontario, averaged 221.69 and total 3827 to beat out his nearest competitor Mark Buffa of Montreal, Québec, for the top seed by 164 pins.

    Buffa, who was targeting to join his wife Caroline Lagrange on the trip to Siberia, fell in the opening match to third-seeded Levi Rosenbaum of Estevan, Saskatchewan, 230-216. Rosenbaum carried the momentum into the title match defeating Salvati, 237-209, to force a decider.

    Salvati rebounded with an easy 204-156 win in the decisive game to seal the victory and to earn his berth into the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

     


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    2013 BWC Canadian National Finals - Men's Stepladder Finals


    Championship Round:
    1. Larry Salvati, Mississauga, Ontario,
    2. Levi Rosenbaum, Estevan, Saskatchewan
    3. Mark Buffa, Montreal, Quebec

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match: No. 3 Rosenbaum def. No. 2 Buffa, 230-216
    Championship Match: Rosenbaum def. No. 1 Salvati, 237-209
    and in the decisive game: Salvati def. Rosenbaum, 204-156.

    Note: According to the rules, the No. 1 seed must be defeated twice to win the title.

     


    Men's Double Round Robin Results


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total including bonus pins. The top 3 advance to the stepladder finals.

    1. Larry Salvati, Mississauga, Ontario, 3827, 221.69
    2. Mark Buffa, Montreal, Quebec, 3663, 215.19
    3. Levi Rosenbaum, Estevan, Saskatchewan, 3601, 212.56
    4. Jack Guay, Calgary, Alberta, 3502, 205.13
    5. Michael Schmidt, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 3447, 207.94
    6. Ryan Reid, Richmond, British Columbia, 3351, 205.69
    7. Eric Albert, Caraquet, New Brunswick, 3316, 197.25
    8. Sean Coutts, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 3149, 193.06
    9. Brad Denning, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, 3141, 188.81

     


    2013 BWC Canadian National Finals - Women's Stepladder Finals


    Championship Round:
    1. Caroline Lagrange, Montreal, Quebec
    2. Felicia Wong, Calgary, Alberta
    3. Lynne Gauthier, East St. Paul, Manitoba

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match: No. 2 Wong def. No. 3 Gautier, 180-174
    Championship Match: No. 1 Lagrange def. Wong, 180-167.

    Women's Double Round Robin Results


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total including bonus pins. The top 3 advance to the stepladder finals.

    1. Caroline Lagrange, Montreal, Quebec, 3782, 225.13
    2. Felicia Wong, Calgary, Alberta, 3732, 219.50
    3. Lynne Gauthier, East St. Paul, Manitoba, 3590, 211.88
    4. Kimberley Green, Duncan, British Columbia, 3587, 211.69
    5. Kerrie Ryan-Ciach, Mississauga, Ontario, 3391, 204.44
    6. Nicole Walker, Thunder, Ontario, 3295, 197.19
    7. Monique Belanger, Estevan, Saskatchewan, 3292, 195.75
    8. Summar Farhat, Edmonton, Alberta, 3230, 194.38
    9. Denise Lanteigne, St-Simon, New Brunswick, 2873, 173.31