Korea's Cho Young-Seon sets the pace in Singles at Men's World Championships


    2010 MWC

    2010MWCChoYoungSeon.jpgCho Young-Seon (pictured left) of Korea set the pace in the opening squad of the Singles event at the Men's World Championships Friday morning at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany totaling 1324 pins over six games on the 38 ft. Atlanta oil pattern.

    Cho, who averaged 220.67, had games of 202, 256, 215, 223, 204 and 224 to lead the 72-player Squad 1 by 46 pins.

    Gabriel Sanchez of Puerto Rico finished with a 258 game to jump into second place with 1278 and an average of 213.00. Petteri Salonen, Finland, was third with 1270 and an average of 211.67. Rounding out the top 4 was Somjed Kusonphitak, Thailand, who felled 1258 pins, an average of 209,67.

    The other 68 players including defending Doubles champion Rhino Page (9th, 1235) and Patrick Allen (23rd, 1172) are already out of contention as only the top four players will advancin to the semifinals on Saturday afternoon starting at 6.30 p.m.

    Squads 2 and 3 will follow on Friday afternoon and evening and Squads 4 and 5 will bowl their preliminaries on Saturday. The 2010 WTBA Men's World Championships will run through Aug. 21st. 356 players from 65 countries will compete for medals in six events - Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters match play.

    Bowlingdigital.com will provide live streaming of the semifinals and finals of each event. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss will serve as color commentator and Ted Thompson of Kegel, the official lane maintenance provider of the Championships, will serve as analyst.

    The preliminaries of each event will be streamed with a web cam.

    Live streaming will be available at Bowlingdigital's Bambuser.com Channel

    Download the results from Singles Squad 1 (pdf file)
    Click here to go to the Live Scoring.

    Photos can be found on Facebook:
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    All photos by Bowlingdigital/Beat Grauwiler.


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    2010 Men's World Championship - Singles Squad 1