Caroline Lagrange wins women's title in 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup


    2009 BWC

    Strikes out in the 10th frame to beat Zara Glover, two-games-to-one



    2009BWCZaraGiles3_small.jpg2009BWCWomensChampionCarolineLagrange2.jpgTop seeded Caroline Lagrange (left) from Canada came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat No. 3 seed Zara Giles (right), England, two-games-to-one to win the women's title in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia.

    Lagrange dropped the first game, 189-194, but rebounded with a 210-181 win to level the match. Needing a double and four to win the decisive game, Lagrange delivered three strikes to seal the victory, 218-211.

    2009BWCSitiSafiyahAmirah2_small.jpgGiles swept No. 2 seed Siti Safiyah Amirah (left), Malaysia, in the opening match, 2-0 (202-180 and 226-218.

    Lagrange became the first Canadian winner since Kerrie Ryan-Ciach won the 2003 edition in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Glover improved on a third-place finish last year but had to settle for the silver medal. Amirah took the bronze medal for the host country Malaysia, which is still waiting for its first ever BWC victory.


    45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Women's Stepladder Final

    Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

    2009BWCWomensTop3.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Caroline Lagrange, Canada
    2. Zara Giles, England
    3. Siti Safiyah Amirah, Malaysia

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match: #3 Giles def. #2 Amirah, 2-0 (202-180, 226-219)
    Championship: #1 Lagrange def. Giles, 2-1 (189-194, 210-181, 218-211)



    Women's Division Final Standings

    1. Caroline Lagrange, Canada
    2. Zara Giles, England
    3. Siti Safiyah Amirah, Malaysia
    4. Baek Seung-ja, Korea
    5. Helén Johnsson, Sweden
    6. Liza del Rosario, Philippines
    7. Tennelle Milligan, United States
    8. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia
    9. Evgenia Tsarkova, Russia
    10. Tina Hulsch, Germany
    11. Isabelle Sacco, France
    12. Patcharin Torgersen, Norway
    13. Wendy Kok, Netherlands
    14. Laura Rhoney, Scotland
    15. Ann-Maree Putney, Australia
    16. Katrien Goossens, Belgium
    17. Pia Burkal, Denmark
    18. Joey Yip, Hong Kong
    19. Sayuri Yamada, Mexico
    20. Bernice Lim, Singapore
    21. Prathima Hegde, India
    22. Putty Insavilla Armein, Indonesia
    23. Uliana Grosu, Moldova
    24. Reija Lunden, Finland
    25. Daiva Perminiene, Lithuania
    26. Beatrix Pesek, Hungary
    27. Belinda Tan, New Zealand
    28. Roberta Rodrigues, Brazil
    29. Inara Ratnik, Estonia
    30. Mojca Dolinsek, Slovenia
    31. Olga Tarasova, Ukraine
    (tie) Edith Quintanilla, El Salvador
    33. Lourdes Lopez, Puerto Rico
    34. Caitriona Mulhall, Ireland
    35. Martha Karatzoula, Greece
    36. Haruna Nojima, Japan
    37. Greta Frost, Poland
    38. Samy-Anna Saba, Egypt
    39. Bigi Manico, Switzerland
    40. Irina Lazaridi, Kazakhstan
    41. Ivette Ching, Venezuela
    42. Letizia Torregrossa, Italy
    43. Inna Kunts, Belarus
    44. Yuen Nga Lai, Macau
    45. Danielle Le Couvey, Guernsey
    46. Justina Sturrup, Bahamas
    (tie) Hanadi Al Muzaiel, Kuwait
    48. Ana Vieira, Portugal
    49. Nhu Y Nguyen, Vietnam
    50. Pilar Perales Alcacer, Catalonia
    51. Nasheeha King, Mauritius
    52. Svatava Stybnarova, Czech Republic
    53. Donna Horton, Northern Ireland
    54. Dominique Merlo, Reunion
    55. Laura Lopez Marazuel, Spain
    56. Janet Abril, Pakistan
    57. Jessica Paluzzi, South Africa
    58. Felicia Bianu, Romania
    59. Lucrecia Lopez Jove, Argentina
    60. Hela Meziou, Tunisia
    61. Lorraine Jarvis, Jersey
    62. Hind Al Hammadi, UAE
    63. Bienvinida Schlosser, Austria
    64. Svetlana Klimoyts, Uzbekistan
    65. Petra Stankova, Slovakia
    66. Rita Defranco, Ethiopia



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