Biboy Rivera, Magnus Johnson lead Squad A to move into 2nd and 3rd in men's World Cup


    2014 BWC

    Squad C's Mykhaylo Kalika remains atop the leaderboard with B Squad yet to bowl the third five-game block; average to make the 24th and final spot to survive qualifying is now 213.70 average


    2014BWCBiboyRivera.jpgMykhaylo Kalika (pictured left) continued to lead the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup as none of the A Squad bowlers was able to overtake the Ukrainian in the third-round block on Thursday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

    Kalika leads the field of 55 bowlers who have completed 15 of 20 qualifying games with 3475 total or an average of 231.67. All that tournament leader Tobias Börding of Germany needs later this evening is a 1035 series, a 207 average, to regain the lead.

    Former world champion Biboy Rivera (right), Philippines, had five consistently high games between 215 and 236 for 1128 (225.60 average) to lead Squad A and to overtake second place in the standings with 3458 total, an overall average of 230.53.

    2014BWCMagnusJohnson2.jpg2014BWCRomeoGagenoiu.jpgSwedish youth national team member Magnus Johnson (left) toppled 1132 pins today, including back.-to-back 236 games and a high game of 257 to land in third place with 3438 and an average of 229.20.

    Rivera, Johnson pushed back Steve Thornton of England and Team USA's Chris Barnes to fourth and fifth place with 3434 and 3433, respectively.

    Romeo Gagenoiu (right) of Romania lost some ground due to 1090 series, but sits in sixth place with 3420 (228.00). Oron Cohen of Israel, who was second after the first and second round of qualifying slipped to seventh place behind a 1057 series including four games between 191 and 204 and a high game of 269.

    2014BWCGlenLoader2.jpg2014BWCMichaelSchmidt2.jpgJuhani Tonteri of Finland and Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia, who won the 48th edition of the World Cup here at Sky Bowling Center two years ago, finished tied for eighth place on 3374. Tonteri's 1141 series was powered by a 279 game, while Ridhwan used five games between 206 and 237 for 1104.

    Rounding out the top 10 was Aussie Glen Loader (left), who had the second-highest 1182 series (236.40 average) and 3354 total.

    There was a bigger gap between 10 and 11th place. Two-time World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (left; 2005, 2010) of Canada chalked up 1120 today to sit in 11th place with 3297 (219.80).

    2014BWCHimChung.jpg2014BWCAdamShrubb.jpgHim Chung (left) of Hong Kong had games of 216, 245, 247, 246 and 229 to beat out Loader for the top spot by one pin with 1183 total and an average of 236.60. Chung leaped into 13th place with 3251 (216.73).

    Adam Shrubb (right) of Gibraltar is the on the cut line for 24th place with an average of 213.70 but yet has to bowl the third round.

    Shrubb and the bowlers of Squad b will roll their third five-game block starting at 9 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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