Marcelo Suartz wins XIX Copa AMF Brazil

    05/26/10

    Brazil

    Represents Brazil in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia

    2010CopaAMFBrazilTop5.jpgMarcelo Suartz won the XIX Copa AMF Brazil to earn the right to represent his country in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Bowling 300 Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 15-24, 2010).

    L-R Fernando de Azevedo, Marcelo Suartz, Franz Monteiro, Renan Zoghaib and Raoni Dipold

    In the title match of the five player stepladder final, Suartz, the No. 1 seed, flew past #5 Fernando de Azevedo, 246-188, to win his second berth into the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Suartz' 7th place finish including a 217.68 average over 40 games at the 43rd BWC in St. Petersburg, Russia was the best performance of a Brazilian bowler in the BWC history.

     

     


    In the opening match of the stepladder final Azevedo (221) eliminated #4 Raoni Dipold (209) and #3 Renan Zoghaib (206), who represented Brazil in 44th BWC in Hermosillo, Mexico. Azevedo carried the momentum into the semifinal and topped #2 Franz Monteiro, 199-167, who was targeting for his second consecutive BWC after winning the title in 2009 to participate in the 45th BWC in Melaka, Malaysia. There was no women's division this year.

     


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    XIX Copa AMF Brazil - Final Standings (top 5)


    1. Marcelo Suartz, 246 (1 game)
    2. Fernando de Azevedo, 608 (3 games)
    3. Franz Monteiro, 167 (1 game)
    4. Raoni Dipold, 209 (1 game)
    5. Renan Zoghaib 206 (1 game)

     


    Standings after Qualifying


    Players with position, 18-game total and average. The top 5 advanced to the stepladder finals.

    1. Marcelo Suartz, 4026, 223.67
    2. Franz Monteiro, 3752, 208.44
    3. Renan Zoghaib, 3656, 203.11
    4. Raoni Dipold, 3444, 191.33
    5. Fernando de Azevedo, 3353, 186.28

    Missed Cut:
    6. Flavio Alonso, 3347, 185.94
    7. Marcelo Malheiro, 3332, 185.11
    8. Bira Teodoro, 3326, 184.78
    9. Jose Marin, 3189, 177.17
    10. Ricardo Filgueiras, 3178, 176.56
    11. Jose Magro, 3137, 174.28
    12. Antonio Seiji, 3106, 172.56
    13. Wiliam Kanegae, 3011, 167.28
    14. Alberto Nacer, 2965, 164.72
    15. Paulo Nunes, 2662, 147.89
    16. Nelson Leite, 2594, 144.11
    17. Sergio Sampaio, 2575, 171.67 (withdrew after 15 games)