Tobias Börding maintains 241 average to widen his lead to 240 pins in men's Round of 24


    2014 BWC

    German national team member leads the top eight players into round robin match play at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup; Mykhaylo Kalika (UKR) takes the last spot with an average of 227.18; Juhani Tonteri shoots the third 300 game of the tournament

    2014BWCTobiasBording3.jpgTobias Börding (pictured right) of Germany continued where he had left off with another outstanding performance in the men's Intermediate Round at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Saturday afternoon at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

    The qualifying leader, who started the day with a 170-pin cushion after 20 games of qualifying, posted a 1924 eight-game block (240.50 average) including games of 256, 256, 243, 244, 267, 248, 183 and 227 to widen his lead to 240 pins.

    The 22-year-old national team member totaled 6758, an overall average of 241.36 for 28 games, to lead the top eight players into Sunday's round robin match play (starting at 9.30 a.m. CET).

    2014BWCMagnusJohnson2.jpg2014BWCChrisBarnes.jpgMagnus Johnson Jr. (left) of Sweden leaped two spots into second place with 1893 and 6518 total (232.79 average). The 21-year-old Swedish youth national team member and son of long-time Swedish head coach Magnus Johnson Sr., closed out his set with 268, 258 and 259 to beat out PBA star Chris Barnes, USA, for second place by 12 pins.

    The six-time World Champion and 17-time PBA titlist (right) finished his series with high games of 286 and 268 for 1860 to stay in third place with 6506 total and an average of 232.36.

    2014BWCGlenLoader2.jpg2014BWCBiboyRivera.jpgJust outside the top 3, who will advance to the stepladder finals after the match play round on Sunday morning, was Glen Loader (left). The Aussie jumped from eighth place to second behind games of 268, 279 and 268 (815 for three games) but couldn't match this pace in the last five games and slipped two spots to fourth place with 1929 and 6468 overall.

    Biboy Rivera (right) of the Philippines leaped from sixth to fifth place with 6461. The 40-year-old former World Champion in Masters (2006 in South Korea) had an 1848 series today including a pair of 258 games.

    2014BWCManuelOtalora2.jpg2014BWCOronCohen.jpg2009 World Games champion Manuel Otalora (left) of Colombia started the day in a tie for 11th place but bowled his way into sixth position with 6374 total behind an 1895 series on.

    The 33-year-old had high games of 289, 279 and 259 in games 2, 3 and 4 (827 for three games).

    Oron Cohen (right) of Israel was tied for 10th place heading into the last game and closed with a big 279 game for 1822 to help grab seventh place with 6397.

    2014BWCMykhayloKalika.jpg2014BWCJuhaniTonteri.jpgMykhaylo Kalika (left) of Ukraine had a rough day and slipped from second to eighth place to hit the cutoff number with 6361 and an average of 227.18.

    The 26-year-old who makes his sixth consecutive World Cup appearance, roller coasted his way into the match play round.

    Kalika sandwiched 250 games around a pair of 150s and finished with four games between 210 and 226 while his opponents scored big numbers.

    2014BWCNaifOqab.jpg2014BWCSyafiqRidhwan.jpgFinn Juhani Tonteri (above right), who was in 16th place and 140 pins off the pace for top 8 with just two games to go, shot the third 300 game of the tournament and the 70th in the 50-year history of the event followed by 278 to miss the cut by 23 pins finishing 9th with 6338.

    UAE's Naif Oqab (left) who made the qualifying cut in 22nd place, posted the highest series of the day to jump into 13th place with 6309. The lefty had games of 245, 268, 239, 247, 268, 222, 290 and 202 for 1981 or an average of 247.63.

    World Cup champions Syafiq Ridhwan (right) of Malaysia and Michael Schmidt of Canada finished in 14th and 15th place with 6282 and 6255, respectively. Players ranked 9th to 24th were eliminated and finished according to their 28 game total.

    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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    2014 BWC Men's Division - Standings after Intermediate Round

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

    300 game (3) - Neil Sullivan, Malta (Block 2); Artur Colomer, Catalonia (Block 4); Juhani Tonteri, Finland (Round of 24).