Clara Juliana Guerrero leads top 8 women into round robin match play

    11/08/14

    2014 BWC

    Colombian leads Intermediate Round in all but one game averaging 222.32 for 28 games; Daria Kovalova (UKR) defeats Sandra Gongora (MEX) in roll-off to earn the final berth into the Round of 8

    2014BWCClaraGuerrero4.jpg2014BWCClaraGuerrero3.jpgTwo-time World Champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (pictured left) of Colombia averaged 226.63 for eight games in the women's intermediate round in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to lead the top eight into Sunday's round robin match play at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

    Guerrero, the lone woman who has won an open title on the World Bowling Tour (2011 Brunswick Euro Challenge), led the Round of 24 behind games of 258 and 247. Pictured right: A big kiss for the "Mad Antics", the latest bowling ball from Columbia 300.

    2014BWCSinLiJane2.jpg2014BWCBrittniHamilton.jpgThe 32-year-old right-hander, who started her illustrious international career with a runner-up finish in the year 2000 in Lisbon, Portugal, fell behind after a 190 in game three but regained the lead with 264 and never looked back. She closed her set with 203, 231, 224 and 196 for 1813 and 6225 total, an overall average of 222.32.

    Sin Li Jane (left) of Malaysia posted the field-best 1877 series today, an average of 234.63, to leap from sixth to second place with 6213 and an average of 221.89. The 22-year old national team member had eight games between 267 and 213.

    Qualifying leader Brittni Hamilton (above right), United States, had a slow start into the day before she got back in business with 236 and 254. She closed out with another 236 to take third place with 6167 (220.25).

    2014BWCLizaDelRosario2.jpg2014BWCMariaBulanova.jpgLiza Del Rosario (left) of the Philippines also slipped two spots to fourth place with 6151 (219.68). The former World Champion in Trios had a solid 1712 series today including a high game of 256 and a low game of 165.

    16-year-old Maria Bulanova (right) of Russia, the youngest player ever to win a European Bowling Tour title at the tender age of 15 (2013 Russian Open), came out of the gates commandingly with games of 233, 258, 234 and 246 but could not match her vigorous pace on the last four games (193, 212, 228 and 227) to finish with 1831 to move from 11th to fifth place with 6127 (218.82).

    2014BWCCarolineLagrange.jpg2014BWCDariaKovalova.jpgTwo-time World Cup champion Caroline Lagrange (left; 2009, 2013) of Canada started the fifth day of competition in 13th place but made the second cut in sixth place with 6101 (217.89). The defending champion had a pair of 250s and three games in the 230s in an 1816 series.

    Four players battled it out for the remaining two spots to advance to round robin match play. European champion and European Champions Cup winner Daria Kovalova (right), Ukraine, finished her last game first for 191 and 6075 (216.96).

    2014BWCRebeckaLarsen2.jpg2014BWCCherieTan.jpgTwo-time European champion Rebecka Larsen (left), Sweden, threw the double she needed in the 10th frame for 205 to surpass Kovalova by nine pins and to take seventh place with 6084 (217.29).

    Last year's runner-up Cherie Tan (right) of Singapore closed with 223 but fell three pins short to settle for 10th place with 6072 (216.86). Finishing last Sandra Gongora of Mexico needed a spare in the last frame to beat out Kovalova for the last berth into match play by one pin.

    2014BWCSandraGongora3.jpgGongora left the 2-5 combination on her first ball and chopped off the 2 pin to tie Kovalova at 6075. Gongora had the higher last game (215 to 191) but after reviewing the tie rules, a one-game roll-off would decide which player would advance.

    2014BWCDariaKovalova2.jpgGongora bowled a clean game but was unable to double before she went off the sheet in the last two frames finishing with 214.

    Kovalova (right) doubled in the first two frames and put the match away with a five bagger in frame 5-9 for a 246-214 win which gave her the last spot for round robin match play on Sunday morning starting a 9.30 a.m. CET.

    Players ranked 9th to 24th were eliminated and finished according to their 28 game total.

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    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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    2014 BWC Women's Division - Standings after Intermediate Round


    Top 8 advance to Sunday's round robin match play with the pinfall total being carried forward.


    Kovalova def. Gongora in rolloff for 8th place, 246-214.