Canadian women, Swedish men lead four-player team event at halftime


    2013 WSrC

    The top four teams after the second block of three games on short oil will advance to the playoffs on Thursday morning

    2013WSrCWomenTeamCanada.jpg2013WSrCWomenTeamSweden.jpgThe Canadian women and the Swedish men hold the pole position as the four-player team event at the World Senior Championships has reached the halfway mark.

    Cathy Harvey, France Joubert, Sharon Tataryn and Jill Friis (pictured left) rolled games of 805, 818 and 759 on the 40-feet Athens lane conditioning pattern to set the pace in the women's division with 2382 total and an average of 198.50.

    2013WSrCWomenTeamFinland.jpg2013WSrCWomenTeamUSA.jpg Sweden's Susanne Olsson, Christel Carlsson, Lena Sulkanen and Ann-Ki Larsson Carlsson (right), who led after the first (823) and second game (826) finished with 720 to slip to second place with 2369.

    Finland (left) sits in third place with 2272 while the Senior Team USA women (right) round out the top 4 with 2271. The top four teams after another three-game block on the 35-feet Beijing pattern will advance to the playoffs on Thursday morning at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev.

    2013WSrCWomenTeamAustria.jpg2013WSrCWomenTeamAustralia.jpgJust six pins behind the Americans are the Austrian women (left) in fifth place with 2265. Australia (right) is sixth with 2217 and Puerto Rico seventh with 2216.

    After missing the Doubles finals yesterday, Swedes Jan Nordberg, Christer Pettersson, Stefan Yngström and Singles champion Christer Danielsson averaged 228 to take a 124-pin lead in the men's division.

    2013WSrCMenTeamSweden.jpg2013WSrCMenTeamUSA.jpgThe Swedes had games of 869, 890 and 977 for 2736 total. Nordberg led the team with 769.

    Despite the 977 final game the Swedes (left) lost some ground to Senior Team USA's Ron Mohr, Del Ballard Jr., Hugh Miller and Ed Roberts (right), who closed with a 1,007 game to shoot into second place with 2612 and an average of 217.67.

    2013WSrCMenTeamPuertoRico.jpg2013WSrCMenTeamMexico.jpgTeam Puerto Rico (left) was in third place after each game en route to finish the first block with 2509. Mexico (right) had a final 866 game to help grab fourth place with 2459.

    Just outside the box looking in is the Japanese team (below left) with 2450. Japan led the field of 29 teams after an 871 opening game and was second after two games, but fell to fifth place behind a 730 in game three.

    2013WSrCMenTeamJapan.jpg2013WSrCMenTeamVenezuela.jpgSixth place belongs to Venezuela (right) with 2420 followed by China in seventh place with 2413.

    With three more games to go, Ron Mohr (below left), who had the field-best 770 series this morning including games of 253, 228 and 289, lead in All-Events with 3489 total and an average of 232.60 for 15 games.

    2013WSrCRonMohr.jpg2013WSrCRobinRomeo.jpgPlaces two thru four belong to Swedish bowlers with Nordberg in second place with 3247, Pettersson third with 3243 and Danielsson fourth with 3218. Fifth place belongs to Robert Chinner of Australia, who had the lone 300 game of the championships so far in the Singles event.

    On the women's side, U.S. and Swedish bowlers continued to dominate the leaderboard. Robin Romeo (right), United States, leads the field with 3129 and an average of 208.60. Swedes Olsson and Carlsson sit in second and third place with 3063 and 3060, resp.

    Singles champion Lucy Sandelin is 20 pins off the pace for the medals in fourth place with 3040 followed by Sulkanen and Tish Johnson, who are a distant fifth and sixth with 2957 and 2948.

    2013WSrCLogo.jpg The 1st World Senior Championships runs from Aug. 10 thru 16, 2013. Men and women will compete in separate divisions for medals in five events - Singles, Doubles, Team, All-Events and Masters. All participants must be 50 years of age or above in the year of the championships.

    All players, men and women, return Wednesday for the qualifying in the four-player team event with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Thursday morning. The team qualifying also determines the mdals in All Events and the 24 Masters finalists.



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