Thornton and Banks win English World Cup qualifier

    08/01/05

    Brunswick Team England #9

    AMF Nottingham in Nottingham, England

    The last July weekend saw the running of the English qualifier for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at AMF Nottingham.

    Steve Thornton.jpg In the men’s event, Steve Thornton came from 25th place in the first round, averaging less than 200, pulled up to 7th during Round 2 and 5th in Round 3. He took the lead after the third match of the Round Robin to eventually finish 143 pins clear of second-placed Dom Barrett and early lead Nick Froggatt.

    Fiona_Banks_4501.jpg The ladies event was even closer, Fiona Banks triumphing by two pins on the back of a final round 236-game to defeat long-time leader Zara Glover. Donna Adams finished third, 84 pins behind Banks.

    The 41st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held at Gladiator Bowling Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 13-20, 2005.


    QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup qualifier
    Men's final standings after Round Robin
    Players with position, 27-game total, average, bonus and grand total

    AMF Nottingham in Nottingham, England
    July 30-31, 2005

    1. Steve Thornton, 5842, 216,37, 155, 5997
    2. Dom Barrett, 5694, 210,89, 160, 5854
    3. Nick Froggatt, 5707, 211,37, 145, 5852
    4. Mark Wells, 5623, 208,26, 80, 5703
    5. James Tidd, 5567, 206,19, 80, 5647
    6. Rob Tanner, 5538, 205,11, 100, 5638
    7. Matt Giles, 5476, 202,81, 40, 5516
    8. Daniel Wenner, 5416, 200,59, 100, 5516
    9. Wayne Greenall, 5455, 202,04, 40, 5495
    10. Steve Letchford, 5460, 202,22, 20, 5480


    QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup qualifier
    Women's final standings after Round Robin
    Players with position, 25-game total, average, bonus and grand total

    AMF Nottingham in Nottingham, England
    July 30-31, 2005

    1. Fiona Banks, 5279, 211,16, 105, 5384
    2. Zara Glover, 5307, 212,28, 75, 5382
    3. Donna Adams, 5240, 209,60, 60, 5300
    4. Nikki Woods, 5138, 205,52, 100, 5238
    5. Jemma Smith, 5088, 203,52, 120, 5208
    6. Pauline Buck, 4970, 198,80, 45, 5015
    7. Lisa Gardner, 4931, 197,24, 40, 4971
    8. Cali Hannan-Woods, 4850, 194,00, 30, 4880