The Indonesian women and the men from Japan sit atop the leaderboard as the trios preliminaries at the 2017 World Bowling Championships have reached the halfway point Wednesday evening at South Point Plaza in Las Vegas.
Sharon Limansantoso, Tannya Roumimper and Putty Armein (left, l-r) of Indonesia took over the pole position in the women’s division (56 trios) in the third and last squad as the trio averaged over 218 for the first three-game block on the Beijing 39 lane conditioning pattern.
Pictured above are squad 3 leaders Netherlands (back) and Indonesia (front).
The long-time Indonesian national team members rolled games of 631, 599 and the field-best 733 to take the lead with 1963 total. Roumimper led the team with 670 and was followed by Limansantoso (663) and Armein (630).
Squad 1 leaders USA with Kelly Kulick, Shannon O’Keefe and Danielle McEwan (above right, l-r) and Germany with Tina Hulsch, Patricia Luoto and Janine Gabel (left, l-r) dropped to second and third place with 1910 and 1904.
Singapore’s Shayna Ng and sisters Cherie and Daphne Tan (right, l-r) were second in squad 3 to move into fourth place with 1893.
The second trio from Germany, Nadine Geissler, Janin Ribguth and Birgit Pöppler, was just 12 pins behind the Singaporeans with 1881 to take over fifth place.
Places six and seven belonged to the teams from Malaysia. Squad 2 leaders Siti Safiyah, Natasha Roslan and Syaidatul Afifah (left, l-r) fell three spots to sixth place with 1877.
Their team mates and doubles silver medalists Sin Li Jane (r.), Shalin Zulkifli (l.) and Esther Cheah (c.) had games of 640, 614 and 615 to move into seventh place with 1869.
Denmark’s singles silver medalist Mai Ginge Jensen (left) used 650 today to overtake the lead in women’s all-events (total pinfall in singles, doubles, trios and team preliminaries) with 3189 and an average of 212.60 for 15 games.
Jensen targets her second gold medal in this discipline after 2011 in Hong Kong. Hong Haeni of Korea dropped to second place with 3148 behind a 549 series, while Danielle McEwan leaped from a sixth place tie to third place with 632 and 3128 total.
The top 5 trios in the men’s division remained unchanged during the last squad. Shusaku Asato, Shogo Wada and Daisuke Yoshida (right, l-r) of Japan paced the 69 trios after three of six games with 2018 total and an average of 224.22.
Asato led the team with 687, including a 279 last game, Wada was close behind with 683 and Yoshida added 648.
World champions Cho Youngseon, Kim Kyungmin and Kang Heewon (left, l-r) were 61 pins behind in second place with 1957 and were followed by Sweden’s Markus Jansson, Pontus Andersson and Jesper Svensson in third place with 1946 and Timo Schröder, Andreas Gripp and Frank Drevenstedt of Germany in fourth place with 1919.
Team USA’s Chris Via, World Cup champion Jakob Butturff and AJ Johnson round out the top 5 with 1908.
Johnny Spil, Jeffrey van de Wakker and Yorick van Deutekom (right, l-r) had games of 611, 624 and 669 to lead squad 3 with 1904 total and an average of 211.56 and to jump into sixth place in the overall standings.
World champions Park Jongwoo, Choi Bokeum and Hong Haesol (left, l-r) led squad 3 after two games (622 and 698) but fell behind the Dutch after a 572 final game. The Koreans tied Venezuela’s Rogelio Felice, Luis Eduardo Rovaina and Ildemaro Ruiz for eighth place with 1892.
Asian champion Michael Mak, Eric Tseng and Wu Siu Hong (right, l-r) were third in the last squad to sit in 11th place with 1878.
Singles silver medalist Wu Hao-Ming (left) of Chinese Taipei continued to lead the 213 men in all-events with 3284 total and an average of 218.93 for 15 games. AJ Johnson, United States, moved froma tie for sixth place to second with 3251 and was followed by Pontus Andersson from Sweden in third place with 3228.
The men’s and women’s trios preliminaries at the 2017 World Bowling Championships will be held simultaneously Wednesday and Thursday at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas.
Men and women were split into three squads to bowl two blocks of three games over two days, both on the Beijing 39 lane conditioning pattern.
The top 4 trios, men and women, with the highest six-game total will advance to the medal round on Sunday, Dec. 3.
The World Bowling Championships for men and women will be held from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
The Championships will award medals in six disciplines in each division – singles, doubles, trios, team, all-events and masters.
Bowlingdigital will provide onsite coverage of the combined World Championships including reports, photos and results after each round commencing with women’s singles preliminaries on Saturday, Nov. 25, all the way through to masters match play on Monday, Dec. 4, completed in the late afternoon.
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