Asian women dominate QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after the second block


    2010 BWC

    Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines atop the leaderboard after 11 games

    2010BWCGyeMinYoung.jpg2010BWCWendyChai.jpgThe bowlers of the Asian Bowling Federation dominate the women's division after the players from 76 countries have completed 11 games in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

    Gye Min-Young (pictured left), Korea, who was second after the first five-game block overtook the lead during the six-game block on Wednesday with 2474 pinfall total and an average of 224.91. Day one leader Wendy Chai (right), Malaysia, slipped to second place with 2367. Daphne Tan, Singapore, jumped from 18th to third place with 2347. Apple Posadas, Philippines, leaped from 17th to fourth place with 2336.

    2010BWCAumiGuerra.jpg2010BWCPatcharinTorgersen.jpg Aumi Guerra (left), Dominican Republic, is the best non-Asian bowler in fifth place with 2335. Patcharin Torgersen (right), Norway, is the best European bowler in sixth place with 2309 closely followed by Fiona Banks, England, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, both tied at 2307.

    Rounding out the top 10 are Helén Johnsson, Sweden, and Natsumi Koizumi, Japan, with 2291 and 2255, respectively.

    With just five qualifying games to go on Thursday, Julieanne Mollet, New Zealand, holds the 24th and last spot to advance with 2128 or an average of 193.45.

    Record 167 players (91 men and record 76 women) from 92 countries bowl for the coveted World Cup titles. Men and women bowl in separate divisions each split into two squads.

    The total number of participants broke the previous record of 166 set in the 40th BWC in Singapore in 2004. The number of females bowlers broke the previous record of 73 set in Singapore, Caracas (2006) and St. Peters burgh (2007) .

    To view the complete list of participating countries and players click here .

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    After a delay on Tuesday due to structural problems with the roof of the bowling center, the preliminaries consist of 3 blocks, two of 5 games and one of 6 games, with the top 24 men and the top 24 women after 16 games advancing to the intermediate round. The top 24 players bowl another 8 games with the pinfall total from the preliminaries being carried forward.

    The top 8 men and the top 8 women after 28 games will bowl a further 7 games round robin match play plus 1 game position round total 8 games) with 30 pins bonus per win and 15 for a tie. The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 36 games including bonus pins will determine the champions in a stepladder final in best-of-three games format on Saturday Oct. 23.

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