Hellström, Parshukov, Caminsky roll 1500-series to lead the third round in men's qualifying

    11/20/13

    2013 BWC

    Sweden's Peter Hellström averages 254.39 for 18 games to lead the men's division by 182 pins heading into the final qualifying block on Thursday; another 16 players shoot 1400-series; just 18 of 74 players average under 200; Aviram, Kalika, Sloan bring the total number of 300 games to record 11; cut for 24th place is 4117 (228.72 average)

    2013BWCPeterHellstrom3.jpgPeter Hellström (pictured left) of Sweden, who leads the men's division at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup since the first day, began to pull away on day three qualifying at Sharovaya Molniya bowling center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.

    Hellström rolled his third consecutive 1500-series and the highest of three 1500-series today. The two-time European Bowling Tour champion, who held the BWC record for six games for one day after an opening 1543 series, rolled back-to-back 1518 series (253 average) to lead the 74-player men's field with 4579 and an average of 254.39 for 18 games.

    Hellström had six consistent high games between 238 and 260 to widen his lead to 182 pins heading into the final qualifying day. The pinfall will be carried forward until the cut to the top three for the stepladder finals.

    2013BWCAlexeiParshukov.jpg2013BWCMatsMaggi.jpgAlexei Parshukov (left) of the host country Russia was mere three pins behind Hellström on 1515 to rocket from eighth to second place with 4397 (244.28). Parshukov had 1300 after five games (241, 257, 277, 256 and 269) before he finished with a low game of 215.

    Mats Maggi (right) of Belgium used a pair of 279 games for 1458 (243 ave.) to shift from fifth to third place with 4359 (242.17). Bodo Konieczny, Germany, fell two spots to fourth place with 4333 behind a 1384 series (230.67).

    2013BWCGuyCaminsky.jpg2013BWCToreTorgersen299.jpgSouth Africa's BWC veteran Guy Caminsky (left) made a considerable move toward the top of the standings, going from 14th to fifth place. Caminsky averaged 251.50 for the day and toppled 1509 pins for 4329.

    Tore Torgersen (right, reacting on his 12th shot) of Norway, who rolled back-to-back 300 games yesterday, almost rolled his third 300 game in the tournament and a record fourth in BWC history.

    The former World and European champion missed perfection by just one pin, posting a 299 in the fifth game of his 1496 series. Torgersen jumped from 17th to sixth place with 4303.

    2013BWCOrAviram.jpg2013BWCMykhayloKalika2.jpgWhile Lady Luck was not on Torgersen's side, Or Aviram (left) of Israel, Mykhaylo Kalika (right), Ukraine, and Ireland's two-hander Christopher Sloan brought the total number of 300 games in this event to BWC record 11.

    All three joined Jack Guay of Canada and Finland's Osku Palermaa as the only players with two 300s in Bowling World Cups. Torgersen and Jason Belmonte of Australia are the only players who have three 300s.

    All three playing in Squad A, which concluded the third qualifying day, Aviram got his 300 first in game two of a 1431 series to leap from ninth to seventh with 4301. It was his second 300 in this World Cup.

    2013BWCChristopherSloan2.jpg2013BWCWilliamChing.jpgKalika was next posting 300 in game four of his 1408 series to move from 23rd to 20th place with 4140. Kalika rolled his first perfecto last year in Wroclaw, Poland.

    Sloan's 300, also his second in this World Cup, came in game five of a 1368 series, which cost the Irish (left) three spots falling to 10th place with 4252.

    William Ching (right) of Venezuela, who started the day in third place, fell 11 spots to 14th place with 4212 (234 average) after a 1280 series (213.33) today.

    2013BWCHumbertoVazquez.jpg2013BWCNinoStenko.jpgMaking a big move toward the top of the standings, were Squad B's Humberto Vazquez of Mexico, Slovenian youngster Nino Stenko (right), and Giorgos Stefanidis, Greece.

    Vazquez (left) used high games of 290 and 279 for 1449 to overtake eighth place with 4300. Stenko, who was "on the bubble" in 24th place after 12 games, averaged 246.50 today to leap into 15th place with 4199.

    Stefanidis (below left) had high games of 277, 267 and 257 and 1487 to jump from 27th to 17th place with 4173.

    2013BWCGiorgosStefanidis.jpg2013BWCDmitriChilkine.jpgWith six more game to go before the first cut, Dmitri Chilkine (right) of Belarus holds the 24th and last place to advance with 4117 or an average of 228.72. Chilkine had a 1451 series today to move up from 29th place.

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    The men are done for today and will return Thursday for the for the fourth and final six-game block. Squad A starts at 4 p.m. Krasnoyarsk Time (CET -7 hours; EST -13 hours) and Squad B will conclude the qualifying portion starting at 8 p.m.

    2013BWCLogo.jpg 2013BWCLucasWiseman.jpgThe 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 (pictured), click here.

    Photos by Beat Grauwiler/Bowlingdigital.

     


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