Choi Yong-Kyu captures first World Cup title for Korea

    11/19/09

    2008 BWC

    Denies Michael Schmidt's bid for second World Cup title

     

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    2009BWCChoiYongKyu4_small.jpg2009BWCMichaelSchmidt4_small.jpgChoi Yong-Kyu (pictured left), who has dominated the men's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia since the second qualifying block, captured the first World Cup title for Korea in the 45-year history of the prestigious event.

    In the title match top seeded Choi swept 2005 BWC champion Michael Schmidt (right), Canada, 2-0, and denied Schmidt's bid to become just the second men to win multiple titles.

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    Schmidt also made quick work of No. 3 seed, Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, in the opening match. The Canadian won the first game, 202-180 and shut out Lalisang with a 247-217 win in game #2.

    2009BWCRyanLalisang_small.jpg2009BWCCountryAwardMichaelSchmidtCarolineLagrange_small.jpgChoi received the gold medal which is also the first medal for a Korean man in the World Cup history. Schmidt, who has also a bronze medal since the 2006 World Cup completed his collection by earning the silver medal. Schmidt and his compatriot, women's World Cup champion Caroline Lagrange, easily won the Country Award (pictured right) for the best team effort in the World Cup. Lalisang (left) took the bronze medal, the first ever medal for Indonesia in the World Cup.

    The 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held in Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 16-23, 2010, tbc).

     


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


    2009BWCMenschampionChoiYongKyu1.jpgMelaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

    Championship Round:
    1. Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea (pictured right)
    2. Michael Schmidt, Canada
    3. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match: #2 Schmidt def. #3 Lalisang, 2-0 (202-180, 247-217)
    Championship: #1 Choi def. Schmidt, 2-0 (236-173, 227-208)

     

     

    Men's Division Final Standings


    1. Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea
    2. Michael Schmidt, Canada
    3. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia
    4. Martin Larsen, Sweden
    5. Walter Ray Williams Jr. United States
    6. Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia
    7. Surasak Manuwong, Thailand
    8. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE
    9. Wicky Yeung, Hong Kong
    10. Arturs Levikins, Latvia
    11. Mykhaylo Kalika, Ukraine
    12. Thomas Larsen, Denmark
    13. Mark Kerr, Scotland
    14. Kert Truus, Estonia
    15. Gabriel Sanchez, Puerto Rico
    16. Darren Cundy, England
    17. Daniel Falconi, Mexico
    18. Maarten Pittens, Netherlands
    19. David Canady, Germany
    20. Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait
    21. Ryo Yamanaka, Japan
    22. Choi Io Fai, Macau
    23. Alan Bride, Ireland
    24. Sonny Reguerra, New Zealand
    25. Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines
    26. Michael Loos, Austria
    27. Marco Reviglio, Italy
    28. Ammar Tarrad, Saudi Arabia
    29. Jay Leon Guerrero, Guam
    30. Paco Rodriguez, Spain
    31. Olivier Leroy, Belgium
    (tie) Petter Hansen, Norway
    33. Andres Fallas, Costa Rica
    34. Eddy Fuentes, Venezuela
    35. Zoltan Skobrics, Hungary
    36. Larry Vontobel, Switzerland
    37. Leonidas Managkos, Greece
    38. Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina
    39. Mubarak Almuraikhi, Qatar
    40. Gennadiy Sidorov, Russia
    41. Paul Trotter, Australia
    42. Dhruv Sarda, India
    43. Paul Wright, Jersey
    44. Arnar Saebergsson, Iceland
    45. Thierry Sacco, France
    46. Florian Mihailescu, Romania
    (tie) Remy Ong, Singapore
    48. Ahmad Athery Hj Abd Samad, Brunei
    49. Raul Galvez Galisteo, Catalonia
    50. Yasser El-Sherbeny, Egypt
    51. Jonathan Heres, Panama
    52. Derek Tomlin, Guernsey
    53. Maher Aneed, Iraq
    54. Petr Kabrhel, Czech Republic
    55. Ijaz Ur Rehman, Pakistan
    56. Ari Savola, Finland
    57. Pawel Bielski, Poland
    58. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Bastiki, Bahrain
    59. Kevin Horton, Northern Ireland
    60. Miguel Arevalo, El Salvador
    61. Elkhan Feyzullayev, Azerbaijan
    62. Kenneth Arpa, Malta
    63. Ladislav Frunyo, Slovakia
    64. Charis Panayiotou, Cyprus
    65. Stuart Chamberlain, Wales
    66. Mohamed al Masri, Jordan
    67. Jason Bezuidenhout, South Africa
    68. Michael Wood, Gibraltar
    69. Franz Monteiro, Brazil
    70. Salimjan Bekmuratov, Uzbekistan
    71. Dovydas Dusevičius, Lithuania
    72. Matej Fegus, Slovenia
    73. John Fox, Bahamas
    74. Gia Phu Pham, Vietnam
    75. Marin Tranier, New Caledonia
    76. Raju Shrestha, Nepal
    77. Maurice Talane, French Guiana
    78. Nuno Martinho, Portugal
    79. Makhmut Iskhakov, Kazakhstan
    80. Tuvshinsanaa Miyesenge, Mongolia
    81. Tiago Pontes, Azores
    82. Jean Marie Defaud, Reunion
    83. Dejene Hailemariam, Ethiopia
    84. Pavel Sobolev, Belarus
    85. Redha El Fezzani, Libya
    86. Marijan Valecic, Croatia
    87. Khaled Meziou, Tunisia

     

     

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