Caroline Lagrange shoots the first 300 game by a woman on Day Three Qualifying at BWC


    2013 BWC

    Canadian rolls the highest series of the day (1490) to widen her lead to 162 pins; the third six-game block of the women's division features six 1400-series and 14 1300-series; cut for 24th place is currently 3750 (208.5 average)


    A pair of World Cup champions lead the 64-player women's field into the final day of qualifying in the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sharovaya Molniya bowling center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.

    2009 champion Caroline Lagrange (pictured left) rolled the highest series in the third round Wednesday morning to widen her lead to 162 pins. Lagrange, silver medalist in Trios at the 2013 World Championships, toppled 1490 pins, an average of 248.33, including the first 300 game by a woman in Krasnoyarsk.

    Lagrange, who leads the women's division since the first round (1510), started the day with 227, 268, 204 and another 268, before she rolled the 59th perfecto in BWV history and the 11th by a woman. With eight 300 games so far the 49th edition ties Singapore (2004) for the most 300 games in a World Cup.

    Lagrange closed things out with a solid 223 and 4449 total, an average of 247.17 over 18 games, to stay clear ahead of the field.

    The third block of the women's division featured six 1400-series and 14 1300-series.

    2013BWCAumiGuerra2.jpg2013BWCDanielleMcEwan.jpgAumi Guerra (left) of the Dominican Republic leaped one spot into second place with 4287 total and an average of 238.17. Guerra is looking to become the first woman to win a third BWC title after winning back-to-back World Cups in 2010 & 2011 and after a runner-up finish last year.

    Guerra started her series with a 290 high game and 173 low game followed by four games between 265 and 227 for 1451 or an average of 241.83 for the day.

    Danielle McEwan (right), United States, rolled the third-highest 1475 series to move into the top 3 with 4244 (235.78). McEwan, who had a 300 game in last year's event in Wroclaw, Poland, but missed the stepladder finals by one spot finishing fourth, had a pair of 270 games and a pair of 250s to compensate a 168 low game.

    2013BWCMariaLourdesArles.jpg2013BWCThashainaSeraus.jpgStarting the day in second place Cherie Tan, Singapore, slipped two spots to fourth place with 4179 (232.17) behind a 1319 series including six games between 248 and 207.

    Maria Lourdes Arles (left) of the Philippines was mere six pins behind Lagrange today with 1484 and an average of 247.33, to jump from 10th to fifth place with 4131 (229.50). The Filipino followed a 297 opening game with 204, 232, 246, 269 and 236.

    Aruba's Thashaina Seraus (right), who was in the top 10 in each round, leaped one spot to sixth place with 1440 including a 279 game and 4095 overall (227.50).

    2013BWCEvgeniyaZelenkova.jpg2013BWCRoosaLunden.jpgEvgeniya Zelenkova (left) from the host country cracked the top 8 as the Russian moved from 14th to seventh place with 4068 (226.00) behind a 1441 series which included a pair of 279 games.

    Rounding out the top 8, who will advance to round robin match play after 32 games, was Luminita Farkas Bucin, Romania, who posted a 1336 series but fell three places with 4063 (225.72).

    Also making remarkable moves were Roosa Lundén (above right), Finland, who went from 13th to ninth place with 1373 and 4013 overall, Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, who climbed from 20th to 14th place with 1390 and 3955, and Yelena Grishinenko (below left), Kazakhstan, who moved from 23rd to 19th place with 1372 and 3890.

    2013BWCYelenaGrishinenko.jpg2013BWCNataliyaShcherbinina.jpgFor the third consecutive day, Nataliya Shcherbinina (right), Ukraine, hit the cutoff number for the 24th place and final place to advance to the next round with 3753 or an average of 208.50.

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    The women are done for today and will return Thursday for the fourth and final six-game block. Squad A takes to the lanes at 8 a.m. Krasnoyarsk Time (CET -7 hours; EST -13 hours). Squad B will follow at noon.

    2013BWCLogo.jpg The World Cup features a long qualifying format as all players bowl four six-game blocks over four days. The field is then cut to the top 24 men and top 24 women for eight additional games to determine the top eight for round-robin match play. After match play, the top three men and top three women advance to the stepladder finals.

    BowlTV will provide live streaming of the entire World Cup from start to finish. To watch the live stream commented by Lucas Wiseman, click here.

    Photos by Beat Grauwiler/Bowlingdigital.


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