Caio Pizzoli wins XX Copa AMF Brazil in Sao Paulo

    08/08/11

    Brazil

    Earns his second berth into QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

    2011BWCBRAQCaioPizzoli.jpg Caio Pizzoli (pictured left) defeated Renan Zoghaib, 220-206, in the championship match of the XX Copa AMF Brazil Sunday at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil en route to win the title and to earn the right to represent Brazil in the 2011 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

    The 47th edition of the BWC will be held at Northcliff Bowling Center in Johannesburg, South Africa from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7.

    In the title match of the five player stepladder final, Pizzoli, the No. 1 seed, eliminated #3 Renan Zoghaib, 220-206, to win his second berth into the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Zoghaib, who represented Brazil in 44th BWC in Hermosillo, Mexico, was the No. 3 seed in the five-player stepladder final, He defeated No. 5 Mario Farias and No. 4 Flavio Alonso in the opening shoot-out match, 189-183-165.

    Zoghaib carried the momentum into the semifinal in which he eliminated No. 2 Franz Monteiro, who represented Brazil in 45th BWC in Melaka, Malaysia, 191-137, to earn the right to bowl top seeded Pizzoli for the title.

    With the 200-206 win Pizzoli earned his second berth into the Bowling World Cup after Caracas, Venezuela in 2006. There was no women's division in the Copa AMF Brazil this year.

    Courtesy of Bira Teodoro.

     


     

     



     

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    XX Copa AMF Brazil


    Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Aug. 5-7, 2011)

     Championship Round:
    1. Caio Pizzoli, 220 (1 game)
    2. Renan Zoghaib, 586 (3 games)
    3. Franz Monteiro, 137 (1 game)
    4. Mario Farias, 183 (1 game)
    5. Flavio Alonso, 165 (1 game)
    L-R Farias, Zoghaib, Monteiro, champion Pizzoli and Alonso. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: #3 Zoghaib (189) def. #5 Farias (183) and #4 Alonso (165)
    Second Match: Zoghaib def. #2 Monteiro, 191-137
    Championship: #1 Pizzoli def. Zoghaib, 220-206.

     

     

    Standings after Qualifying


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

    1. Caio Pizzoli, 3815, 211.94
    2. Franz Monteiro, 3804, 211.33
    3. Renan Zoghaib, 3609, 200.50
    4. Flavio Alonso, 3578, 198.78
    5. Mario Farias, 3573, 198.50

    Missed Cut:
    6. Licinio Coelho, 3512, 195.11
    7. Bruno Amaro, 3510, 195.00
    8. Carlos Carrasco, 3467, 192.61
    9. William Kan egae, 3358, 186.56
    10. Bira Teodoro, 3318, 184.33
    11. Jose Marin, 3254, 180.78
    12. Fernando Azevedo, 3224, 179.11
    13. Ricardo Filgueiras, 3194, 177.44
    14. Fabricio Kawakami, 3193, 177.39
    15. Joni Arata, 3047, 169.28
    16. Paulo Nunes, 2950, 163.89
    17. Edson Suartz, 2182, 181.83 (withdrew after 12 games)