It's down to eight in women's division at 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup


    2008 BWC

    Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico (Nov. 7-15, 2008)

    2008BWCJasmineYeongNathan3.jpg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (pictured left) from Singapore refused to fall and led the top 8 women into round robin in the 44th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday at Bol 300 in Hermosillo, Mexico.

    2008BWCAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Yeong-Nathan felled 1782 pins in the eight-game Round of 24, an average of 222.75, to stay on top of the leaderboard with 7259 pinfall total and an average of 226.84 over 32 games.

    Defending champion Ann-Maree Putney (right), Australia, made strong charge with 1840 (230 ave.) and narrowed the gap to 49 pins with 7210 (225.31).

    2008BWCHelenJohnsson_small.jpg 2008BWCZaraGlover_small.jpg Helén Johnsson (left), Sweden, maintained third position with an 1807 series today and 7171 overall (224.09).

    Zara Glover
    , England, beat out Krista Pöllänen, Finland, in the final game (247 to 169) for fourth place with 7048 to 6996.

    Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, bowled a solid 1693 series and to secure her sixth place with 6884.

    2008BWCShannonPluhowsky3_small.jpg Two-time World Cup champion Shannon Pluhowsky (left), United States, was in danger to miss the top 8 until the 28th of 32 games. Then, the lefty fired games of 258, 242, 246 and 215 to leap into 7th place with 6832.

    2008BWCJenniferParkSandyLowe.jpg Battling it out with the Team USA member for the final two spots were Isabelle Sacco, France, and Jennifer Park, Canada.

    Trailing Sacco by 23 pins heading into the final game of the round, Park (pictured right with coach Dandy Lowe) posted a 237 game to Sacco's 206 to beat out the French for 8th place by 8 pins, 6798 to 6790.

    2008BWCLauraRhoney_small.jpg Laura Rhoney (left), Scotland, came up strong with a final 258 game but fell 17 pins short to land in 10th place with 6781.

    The advancing players will bowl an eight-game round robin match play round, this afternoon at 3 p.m. (concurrently with the men's top 8) to determine the top 3 who will bowl for the title in Friday's live TV finals.

    Eurosport2Logo_small.jpg TelMexLogo_small.jpg QubicaAMF has announced that both finals, men and women, will be shown live on Mexican TV channel TelMex. According to European Sport Channel Eurosport2, the men's finals will be broadcasted live on Friday, Nov. 14, starting at 10.30 p.m. CET while the women's finals will be recorded and broadcasted on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8.30 - 10 p.m. (updated schedule)

    Women's Division - Round of 24

    The top 8 advance to Round Robin Match Play.