Korean bowlers lead in men's and women's Singles

    07/19/05

    2005 World Games

    WG2005KOR.jpg Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea lead the Singles event in the 7th World Games after 18 of 24 games. Men's overnight leader Kang averaged 249,33 in his six-game block on Tuesday morning to widen his lead to 188 pins. Yannaphon Larp-apharat from Thailand is second with Germany's Achim Grabowski in third. Kim posted 1346 to leap from 4th to first. Japans' Ayano Katai is second with Piritta Kantola from Finland third and yesterday's leader Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, fourth. The fourth and final block is scheduled for 3 p.m.


    Kang Hee-Won widens his lead in Men's Singles

     Kang Hee-Won from Korea lead the men's Singles event in the 7th World Games after 18 of 24 games. Overnight leader Kang averaged 249,33 in his six-game block on Tuesday morning to widen his lead to 188 pins. Kang rolled games of 237, 245, 259, 256, 264 and 235 for a 4218, 18-game pinfall total or an average of 234,3 overall.

    Yannaphon Larp-apharat (pictured) from Thailand shot 1425 including games of 262 and 258 at the end to leap 3 spots into second place with 4030. Germany's Achim Grabowski moved from fourth to third behind a 1335-series today. The local favorite, who manages a bowling center in World Games host city of Duisburg, registered 3987 pins.

    Next are Zulmazran Zulkifli from Malaysia, 3922, Team USA's Andrew Cain, 3905, Francois Sacco from France, 3899, Gery Verbruggen from Belgium, 3857, Dimitrios Karetsos from Greece, 3807 and Rolando Sebelen from the Dominican Republic, 3759.

     Rounding out the top 10 is Steve Thornton of England with 3756. The top 10 after 24 games will advance to round robin match play on Wednesday. Match play - 9 games plus position round - will start from scratch with the top three advancing the stepladder finals.



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    2005 World Games - Men's Singles after 18 of 24 games

    Players with position, 18-game total and average

     1. Kang Hee-Won, KOR, 4218, 234,33
    2. Yannaphon Larp-apharat, THA, 4030, 223,89
    3. Achim Grabowski, GER, 3987, 221,50
    4. Zulmazran Zulkifli, MAS, 3922, 217,89
    5. Andrew Cain, USA, 3905, 216,94
    6. François Sacco, FRA, 3899, 216,61
    7. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 3857, 214,28
    8. Dimitrios Karetsos, GRE, 3807, 211,50
    9. Rolando A. Sebelen, DOM, 3759, 208,83
    10. Steve Thornton, ENG, 3756, 208,67




     11. Wu Siu Hong, HKG, 3754, 208,56
    12. Biboy Rivera, PHI, 3740, 207,78
    13. Mithat Siveliol, TUR, 3732, 207,33
    14. Ty Rose, CAN, 3714, 206,33
    15. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 3642, 202,33
    16. Carl De Vries, SIN, 3592, 199,56
    17. Masaru Ito, JAP, 3586, 199,22
    18. Wim van der Veen, NED, 3560, 197,78
    19. Carlo Sing, PAN, 3501, 194,50
    20. Arturo Hernandez, VEN, 3487, 193,72
    21. Chen Yung-Chuan, TPE, 3428, 190,44
    22. William Navas, PUR, 3373, 187,39






    Kim Soo-Kyung shoots into lead in Women's Singles

     Kim Soo-Kyung (pictured) from Korea posted 1346 to leap from 4th to first place in women's Singles in the 7th World Games in Germany. Kim followed in the footprints of teammate Kang Hee-Won, who leads in the men's division. Kim had a high game of 279 and a low game of 167 to finish her six-game block with 1346 pinfall total and 3788 after 18 games, an overall average of 210,4.

    Trailing the Korean by 42 pins to sit in second place is Japans' Ayano Katai, who felled 3746 pins. 2001 World Games bronze medallist Piritta Kantola from Finland is third at 3742 while yesterday's leader Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, slipped fourth place with 3713 behind an 1178-series today.

    Fifth place belong to Caroline Lagrange from Canada with 3612, with Vanessa Fung from Hong Kong in sixth with 3586, Tsai Hsin-Yi in 7th with 3583 and Yvette Chen from Panama in 8th place with 3571.

     Christina Fotinia from Greece (pictured) shot the women's high series of 1389 today, an average of 231,5, to leapfrog from 21st to 9th place with 3556 pinfall total. Rounding out the top ten is Aumi Guerra from the Dominican Republic, who felled 3538 pins despite a knee injury.

    The top 10 after 24 games will advance to round robin match play on Wednesday. Match play - 9 games plus position round - will start from scratch with the top three advancing the stepladder finals.



    Download the Men's Game-by-Game results here....



    2005 World Games - Women's Singles after 18 of 24 games

    Players with position, 18-game total and average

     1. Kim Soo-Kyung, KOR, 3788, 210,44
    2. Ayano Katai (pictured), JAP, 3746, 208,11
    3. Piritta Kantola, FIN, 3724, 206,89
    4. Shalin Zulkifli, MAS, 3713, 206,28
    5. Caroline Lagrange, CAN, 3612, 200,67
    6. Vanessa Fung, HKG, 3586, 199,22
    7. Tsai Hsin-Yi, TPE, 3583, 199,06
    8. Yvette Chen, PAN, 3571, 198,39
    9. Christina Fotinia, GRE, 3556, 197,56
    10. Aumi Guerra, DOM, 3538, 196,56





     11. Michaela Göbel, GER, 3504, 194,67
    12. Liza Del Rosario, PHI, 3503, 194,61
    13. Zara Glover, ENG, 3500, 194,44
    14. Isabelle Saldjian, FRA, 3478, 193,22
    15. Kirsten Horemans, BEL, 3467, 192,61
    16. Yoselin Leon (pictured), PUR, 3459, 192,17
    17. Jennifer Petrick, USA, 3434, 190,78
    18. Ghislaine van der Tol, NED, 3415, 189,72
    19. Nardy Del Biondo, VEN, 3386, 188,11
    20. Sevcan Kilci, TUR, 3346, 185,89
    (tie) Angkana Netrviseth, THA, 3346, 185,89
    22. Amanda Ng, SIN, 3161, 175,61