Igor Pizzoli wins Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for Men

    07/30/15

    Brazil

    2015BWCQBrazilIgorPizzoli.jpg Igor Pizzoli (pictured left) won the 24th QubicaAMF Brazil Cup on Sunday, July 26th, at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, which serves as Brazilian Bowling World Cup Qualifier for men. The 35-year-old will represent Brazil in 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to be held Nov. 13-20, 2015 at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

    It marks the first time that Igor Pizzoli has qualified for the World Cup. However, his brother and coach, Caio Pizzoli, has participated twice in the prestigious tournament, in 2006 in Caracas, Venezuela, and in 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    2015BWCQBrazilThurSilvaPizzoliKae.jpg Pizzoli survived the qualifying cut in fourth and last place and went on to win A Squad (bowlers with an average of 180 and above) to face B Squad winner Rafael Silva in the two-game championship match. Pizzoli posted games of 217 and 239 to fly past Silva, 456-263, to earn his ticket to Las Vegas.

    L-R Squad B semifinalists Carlos Thur, Rafael Silva and Squad A semifinalists Igor Pizzoli, Sung Kae.

    The Women's BWC qualifying has been postponed to August as many of the Brazilian national team members were busy competing in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, and the Tournament of The Americas in Florida, United States.

    The 24th QubicaAMF Brazil Cup, which was organized by Pin1 Bowling Supply, introduced regional qualifying for the first time in its history because of the enormous size of the country. One regional was held in Brazil's capital city of Brasilia, far more than 1,000 km from Sao Paulo, and the other took place in Santa Catarina, in the city of Biguacu, distant 680 km from SĂŁo Paulo.

    Plans for 2016 show regional qualifiers in Belem - Para (2900 km), Salvador - Bahia (2,000 km), Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais (600) and Rio de Janeiro (450 km).

     


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    XXIV QubicaAMF Brazil Cup - Men's Division


    Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil (July 26, 2015)

    Championship Match:
    Igor Pizzoli (217-239) def. Rafael Silva (146-117), 456-263

    Squad Finals:
    Squad A: #4 Igor Pizzoli (153-210) def. #2 Sung Kae (114-174), 363-288
    Squad B: #4 Rafael Silva (177-203) def. #2 Carlos Thur (171-199), 380-370

    Squad Semifinals:
    Squad A:
    #4 Igor Pizzoli (213-174) def. #1 Franz Monteiro (184-169), 387-353
    #2 Sung Kae (197-167) def. #3 Nilson Wada (145-192), 364-337
    Squad B:
    #4 Rafael Silva (215-140) def. #1 Wagner Koga (179-168), 355-347
    #3 Carlos Thur (161-210) def. #4 Issao Segawa (165-188), 371-353

    Qualifying:
    Top 4 after 4 games advance to the eliminator finals.

    Squad A (average >180):
    1. Franz Monteiro, 809, 202.25
    2. Sung Kae, 791, 197,75
    3. Nilson Wada, 791, 197.75
    4. Igor Pizzoli, 783, 195.75

    Missed Cut:
    5. Daniel Cabral, 770, 192.50
    6. Airton Fukumoto, 760, 190.00
    7. Fabricio Silva, 752, 180.00
    8. Rogerio Bachi, 734, 183.50
    9. Pedro Lima, 723, 180.75
    10. Marcio Guico, 692, 173.00
    11. Gabriel Miyamoto, 684, 171,00
    12. Renato Kim, 677, 169.25
    13. Claudio Goto, 673, 168.25
    14. Flavio Alonso, 670, 167.50
    15. Few Campos, 666, 166.50

    Squad B (average <180):
    1. Wagner Koga, 846, 211.50
    2. Issao Segawa, 735, 183.75
    3. Carlos Thur, 732, 183.00
    4. Rafael Silva, 718, 179.50

    Missed Cut:
    5. Jose Marin, 706, 176.50
    6. Paulo Borracha, 689, 172.25
    7. Jair Dartora, 688, 172.00
    8. Julio Koga, 679, 169.75
    9. Marcio Rossatto, 677, 169.25
    10. Bertinho Campos, 670, 167.50
    11. Hermindo Gonçalves, 641, 160.25