Korean bowlers dominate Singles Squad 1 at Women's World Championships

    12/07/15

    2015 WWC

    Squad 2 on Monday afternoon will determine the four players who will advance to the medal round Wednesday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    Top 4 after Squad 1/2: From right to left Jeon Eunhee, Hwang Yeonju, Patricia Luoto and Jung Dawun.


    The Korean women dominated the first squad in Singles as the competition in the Women's World Championships got underway Monday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    The 145 players from 29 countries (the bowlers from Panama missed Singles, but they are supposed to arrive on Tuesday in time for Doubles) were divided into two squads to bowl six-game preliminaries on the 43 ft. Tokyo pattern.

    2015WWJungDaWunCJeonEunHeeHwangYeonJu.jpg Korea's Jeon Eunhee (center), Hwang Yeonju (right) and Jung Dawun (left) finished squad 1 in first, second and fourth place, respectively. Patricia Luoto of Germany was the only non-Korean bowler in the top 4 in third place.

    World and Asian champion Eunhee averaged 242.83 en route to lead the squad with 1457. The right-hander started with a huge 279 game but fell behind after a low game of 190. Jeonhee rebounded with three consecutive 240 games (242, 247 and 241) before she closed out her set with 258. Jeonhee said afterwards she hasn't been nervous at all but had fun and enjoyed the competition.

    Yeonju, who is competing in her first World Championship and bowled on the same lanes as Eunhee, also cracked the 1400-bar to land in second place with 1408 or an average of 234.67. She had four games between 265 and 238 and low games of 214 and 209.

    Long-time German national team member and former World Games champion (1997) Patricia Luoto finished with 268 to jump into third place with distant 1353, also including four games between 234 and 209 and an opening 191 game.

    Rounding out the top was Dawun, a World and Asian champion like Eunhee. She had six solid games (217, 223, 217, 237, 226 and 222) for 1342 and an average of 223.67.

    The top 4 have to sit and wait for the results of squad 2 as only the top four bowlers at the end of the preliminaries will advance to the medal round which will start on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the semi-finals (No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 meets No. 3).

    The other 67 bowlers of Squad 1 were already eliminated before the second squad has even started.

    2015WWCLogo.jpg The 2015 Women's World Championships will be held from December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    147 players from 30 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the seven-day competition.

    In accordance with the WTBA Playing Rules, the 2015 Women's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern, the 36 ft. Los Angeles pattern and the 43 ft. Tokyo pattern.


    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif 2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the 2015 Women's World Championships from Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi including reports, photos and results, while bowling fans around the world will be able to watch all qualifying rounds, semifinals and finals live on BowlTV.

     


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    2015 Women's World Championships - Singles Standings after Squad 1/2


    Top 4 will advance to the medal round on Wednesday morning.