Tobias Börding shoots another high series to easily maintain his lead in men's qualifying

    11/07/14

    2014 BWC

    Tournament leader from Germany totals 4834 pins, an average of 241.70 for 20 games; almost secures the top qualifying spot; average to make the cut in 24th place remains 213.27

    2014BWCTobiasBording2.jpg2014BWCMagnusJohnson.jpgTobias Börding (pictured left) of Germany posted another high series in the final qualifying round of Squad B en route to maintain his lead in the overall qualifying standings of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup with 4834 total and an average of 241.70 for twenty games.

    The 22-year-old right-hander, who leads the men's division since the first round, had games of 203, 266, 225, 225 and 238 Friday evening at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to lead the squad with 1157 total and an average of 231.40 for five games.

    2014BWCBiboyRivera.jpg2014BWCOronCohen.jpgThe German national team member overtook Squad A leader Magnus Johnson (above right) by 209 pins. Places 2 to 7 belonged to A Squad bowlers. Johnson was second with 4625 and was followed by Romeo Gagenoiu of Romania (4624); Biboy Rivera (left), Philippines (4613); Oron Cohen (right) of Israel (4545); Glen Loader, Australia (4539); and 2012 World Cup champion Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia (4508).

    Former World Games Singles gold medalist Manuel Otalora (below left) of Colombia was 355 pins behind Börding in second place in Squad B with 4479 total (223.95) to overtake eight place in the overall standings with C Squad yet to bowl.

    2014BWCManuelOtalora2.jpg2014BWAndrewFrawleyDhruvSarda.jpgTwo-time World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (2005, 2010) of Canada slipped to ninth place with 4437 and was followed by Him Chung of Hong Kong in 10th place with 4437.

    Places 11 to 15 belonged to B Squad bowlers Dhruv Sarda (pictured right with coach Andrew Frawley, left) of India (4426); Mohamed Janahi, Bahrain (4401); Adam Shrubb, Gibraltar (4390); Alexei Parshukov, Russia (4365); and Lukas Andrassy, Slovakia (4339).

    2014BWCBaderAlShaikh.jpg2014BWCMykhayloKalika.jpgThe average to make the cut in 24th place is still 213.27, set by two-time Asian Games gold medalist Bader Al-Shaikh (left) of Saudi Arabia.

    The players of Squad C will conclude the men's qualifying starting a 9 p.m. Current leader Mykhaylo Kalika (right), Ukraine, needs a 1360 series or an average of 272 to overtake Börding by one pin.

    The top 24 men will advance to the intermediate round on Saturday starting at 1.15 p.m. Central European Time (CET). All other players will be eliminated and finish in 25th to 70th place according to their 20-game totals.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif 2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital.com 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 BOWL.com'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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