Japanese girls, both Swedish boys' teams lead in Doubles after Day One Qualifying

    08/10/14

    2014 WYC Hong Kong

    Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico overtake previous leader Korea in the Girls Division; Sweden II moves into second place, Bahrain takes over third place

    2014WYCPontusAnderssonMarkusJansson.jpgWith two of four squads in the Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in the books, the girls' leaderboard got a whole new look while Squad A leader Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (pictured left, r-l) of Sweden remained atop the boys standings.

    Four duos from Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico moved into the top 4, while the second team from Sweden and Bahrain leaped into second and third place in the Boys Division.

    2014WYCJesperSvensson2.jpg2014WYCMastersMagnusJohnson.jpgSingles bronze medalist Jesper Svensson (right), a two-handed lefty, and Magnus Johnson (left), son of legendary Swedish bowling coach Magnus Johnson Sr., teamed to lead Squad B with 2496 total and an average of 208. 1319 led the team with 1319 and Johnson added 1177 to trail their compatriots by 183 pins.

    Ahmed Al Goud and Taha Selail of Bahrain were distant second with 2408 (200.67) but overtook Mostafa Al Mousawi and Abdulrahman Suwayed of Kuwait by one pin to move into third place in the standings. The Kuwaitis slipped from second to fourth place with 2407.

    All other teams, who have averaged under 200, are already out of the race for the top four spots, who will advance to the playoffs.

    2014WYCShionIzumuneKanaShimoide4.jpg2014WYCAlishaNabilaNadiaPramanik2.jpgSingles silver and bronze medalists Shion Izumune and Kana Shimoide (left, l-r) battled it out with Indonesia's Nadia Pramanik and Alisha Nabila (right, r-l) for the top spot in the Girls Division.

    Playing on the same pair of lanes, the Japanese topped the Indonesian in the last game, 448 to 410, to move to the top of the leaderboard with 2508 and an average of 209. Izumune toppled 1296 pins including a 254 final game and Shimoide contributed 1212.

    2014WYCSarahLokkerLizKuhlkin2.jpg2014WYCSaraPelayoRaquelOrozco2.jpgThe Indonesians fell just seven pins short to overtake second place with 2501 (208.42). Third place belonged to the U.S. girls Sarah Lokker and Liz Kuhlkin (left, l-r) with 2449 and Mexicans Sara Pelayo and Raquel Orozco (right, l-r) grabbed fourth place thanks to a 256 last game by Orozco.

    Squad A leaders Kim Kyoung Sil and Kim Hee Been of Korea and slipped all the way out of the top 4 to fifth place with 2391.

    With half of the girls and boys field having completed 12 of 18 games in All-Events (combined results of Singles, Doubles and Team preliminaries), girls Singles top qualifiers, Izumune and Shimoide remained atop the leaderboard with Izumune leading with 2599 (216.58) and Shimoide in second place with 2522. Kuhlkin moved into third place with 2494 thanks to her 1278 series today.

    Sweden rules Boys All-Events with Svensson in first place at 2731 (227.58), Jansson in second place with 2603 and Andersson in third place with 2579.

    The 196 boys and 96 girls from 46 countries were split into four squads (A, B, C and D) to bowl six games on the 45 feet Mexico City lane conditioning pattern.

    Qualifying continues Monday with Squads C and D at 9 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. HK time after which the field will be trimmed to the top 4, who will bowl for the medals in the playoffs starting Monday at 6 p.m. No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3 in the semifinals. The winners bowl for gold and silver while the losers get bronze.

    Korea is the defending champion in both, girls and boys division.

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