Germany's Tobias Börding averages 261 to shoot into lead in men's Bowling World Cup


    2014 BWC

    Squad B leader becomes the first player to crack the 1300-bar in Wroclaw; Squad A leader Oron Cohen (ISR) and Biboy Rivera (PHI) slip to second and third place; score to make the first cut in 24th place is now 1012 (202.40 average)

    2014BWCTobiasBording.jpg2014BWCDhruvSarda.jpgGerman national team member Tobias Börding (pictured left) fired games of 254, 275, 258, 267 and 251 to take a commanding lead in the men's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Tuesday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

    The right-hander became the first player to crack the 1300-bar in five games, an average of 260, to take a 95-pin lead with 1305 total and an average of 261.

    Squad A leaders Oron Cohen of Israel and Biboy Rivera, Philippines, slipped to second and third place with 1210 (242 average) and 1203 240.60), respectively. They are the only other players, who surpassed the 1200-mark.

    2014BWCManuelOtalora.jpg2014BWCAdamShrubb.jpgPlaces four to eight belonged to B Squad bowlers. Börding out averaged his nearest competitor in that squad, Dhruv Sarda (above right) of India, by more than 32 pins.

    Sarda had six consistent games between 215 and 237 to land in fourth place with 1142 total and an average of 228.40.

    World Games champion Manuel Otalora (left) of Colombia rebounded from a disastrous start (158) with games of 249, 238, 244 and 245 to shift into fifth place with 1134 (226.80).

    Adam Shrubb (above right) of Gibraltar used a pair of 250 games for 1124, good for sixth place overall.

    2014BWCDavidManderscheid.jpg2014BWCAlexeiParshukov.jpgHe was followed by Alexei Parshukov of Russia, third-place finisher in last year's World Cup, and David Manderscheid, a two-handed right-hander from Luxembourg, who both cracked the 1110-bar (220 average).

    Parshukov had six games between 201 and 254 to take over seventh place with 1112 (222.40). Manderscheid had a high game of 237 and a low game of 216 to move in eighth place with 1107.

    Switzerland's Harn-Chieh Kwan chalked up 1014 pins to push Naif Oqab, UAE, to 24th place with 1012 and an average of 202.40. The top 24 players after 20 games of qualifying will advance to the intermediate round.

    Men's Squad C will conclude the first day of qualifying starting their five-game block at approximately 10.30 p.m. CET.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif 2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg will cover the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup live from Wroclaw including reports, photos and results after each round. The event will be broadcast live on's BowlTV.

    Live coverage and live streaming commences on Tuesday, November 4th, with the first round of qualifying and concludes on Sunday 9th with the stepladder finals.

    2014BWCLogo.jpg The preliminaries consist of four blocks of five games with the top 24 men and the top 24 women after 20 games advancing to the intermediate round. Those 24 players bowl further 8 games with the pinfall total from the preliminaries being carried forward.

    The top 8 men and the top 8 women after 28 games will bowl a further seven games round robin match play plus one game position round (total 8 games) with 30 pins bonus per win and 15 for a tie.

    The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 36 games including bonus pins will determine the champions in the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format.


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