USA set the pace in Trios at Women's World Championships

    12/08/15

    2015 WWC

    Shannon Pluhowsky, Kelly Kulick and Liz Johnson average 224.39 for six games to overtake Sweden and to maintain a five pin-lead over Singapore in Squad 1; rounding out the top 4 is Indonesia

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    Squad leader in Trios after six games - United States: L-R Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky and Kelly Kulick.

    World Champions Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky and Kelly Kulick from the United States toppled 4039 pins, an average of 224.39 for six games, to set the pace in the Trios event at the 2015 Women's World Championships as the 24 teams of Squad 1 have completed the preliminaries Tuesday afternoon at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    2015WWCTriosSquad1Singapore.jpgSitting in second place in Squad 1 after the first block on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles) and third overall, the PWBA stars started the second block on long oil (43 ft. Tokyo) with a huge 769 game (Pluhowsky 247, Kulick 244, Johnson 278) to overtake Sweden and never looked back.

    The Americans finished with 601 and 631 to maintain a five-pin lead over Jazreel Tan, Daphne Tan and Joey Yeo (pictured right, l-r) from Singapore, who led the second block with 2046 (227.33 average) to leap from fifth to second place with 4034 (224.11).

    2015WWCTriosSquad1Sweden.jpgIda Andersson, Rebecka Larsen and Victoria Johansson (left, l-r) of Sweden, who led after the first block with 2042 added 1945 in the second block (216.11) but slipped to third place with 3987 (221.50).

    2015WWCTriosSquad1Indonesia.jpgRounding out the top 4 were Sharon Limansantoso, Tannya Roumimper and Putty Armein (right, l-r) from Indonesia with 3937 (218.72). The trio posted the second-highest 2031 series on the long (225.67) to jump from 10th to fourth place.

    All other teams were already eliminated before the second squad has started their second three games. The top 4 teams with the highest six-game total will advance to the medal round on Wednesday morning starting with the semi-finals (No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3) 11 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST).

    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.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg BowlingdigitalBanner.gif 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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    Top 4 will advance to the medal round on Wednesday. No 1 will bowl No. 4 and No 2 will take on No. 3 in the semifinals starting at 11 a.m. GST.