Tobias Börding widens his lead to more than 200 pins after men's Round Three Qualifying


    2014 BWC

    German shoots another 1236 series Thursday night to lead the 82 men into the final qualifying day; the No. 24 score to beat to advance is 3199, or a 213.27 average

    2014BWCTobiasBording2.jpg2014BWCMykhayloKalika.jpgTobias Börding (pictured left) of Germany, who leads the men's division of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup since the first round of qualifying, rolled a 1236 series at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to widen his lead to 202 pins after the third round.

    The 22-year-old right-hander had games of 258, 225, 258, 247 and 248 Thursday night at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Börding, who had five game series of 1305 (261.00 average) and 1136 (227.20) in rounds one and two, totaled 3677 pins, an overall average of 245.13, and out averaged his nearest competitor, Mykhaylo Kalika (right) of Ukraine, by more than 13 pins.

    2014BWCMagnusJohnson2.jpg2014BWCChrisBarnes.jpgKalika finished the day in second place with 3475 total and an average of 231.67. Former world champion Biboy Rivera, Philippines, was third with 3458 and was followed by Swedish youth national team member Magnus Johnson (left) with 3438.

    Steve Thornton of England and Team USA's Chris Barnes (right) were fifth and sixth with 3434 and 3433, respectively. Romeo Gagenoiu of Romania slipped to seventh place with 3420.

    Rounding out the top 8, who will survive the second cut after Saturday's intermediate round, was Oron Cohen of Israel with 3401 and an average of 226.73.

    2014BWCDhruvSarda.jpg2014BWCMohamedJanahi.jpgSeven more players of Squad B positioned themselves in the top 24, who will survive the first cut after tomorrow's final five-game block. Dhruv Sarda (left) of India missed the top 8 by 21 pins after finishing his 1102 series with 189 for 3380, good for ninth place overall.

    World Games champion Manuel Otalora of Colombia was further 19 pins behind in 12th place with 3361 thanks to an 1137 series tonight. Places 14 and 15 belonged to Mohamed Janahi (right), Bahrain, and Adam Shrubb, Gibraltar, with 3310 and 3299, respectively.

    2014BWCLukasAndrassy.jpg2014BWCAlexeyParshukov2.jpgLukas Andrassy (left), Slovakia, and Alexei Parshukov (right), Russia, held 21st and 22nd place with 3230 and 3221, resp. Two-time World Games gold medalist Bader Al-Shaikh currently holds the 24th and last spot to advance with 3199 and an average of 213.27.

    The 82 men will return on Friday afternoon for the fourth and final qualifying round. Squad A starts at 3 p.m. CET and Squad B will follow at 6 p.m. Squad C concludes the preliminaries starting at 9 p.m. after which the field will be trimmed to the top 24.

    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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