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Troup, Pramanik earn top seeds for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup finals

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Team USA’s Kyle Troup and Nadia Pramanik of Indonesia refused to fall in round robin match play en route to earn the no. 1 seeds for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup finals at Sam’s Town bowling center in Las Vegas Saturday.

Troup, a three-time Professional Bowlers Association champion, led the men’s division wire-to-wire. The two-handed right-hander won five of his eight matches and added 150 bonus pins to his 9391 40-game pinfall, an average of 234.78, to finish with 9541 total.

Featured photo from right: Troup, Cooley, Palermaa and Gomez.

Trailing Troup by 366 pins to finish in second place was PBA Touring proSam Cooley (left) of Australia, who won all but one match today, to leap two spots in the eight-game round with 9175 total, including 210 bonus.

Two-hander Osku Palermaa (right) of Finland slipped one spot in the position round to take the no. 3 seed with 9148 total, including a 4-4 match play record. The five-time PBA champion is targeting to win his second World Cup title. His first came in Caracas, Venezuela in 2006.

Three-time PBA champion Andres Gomez (left) of Colombia, who started the day in sixth place and remained there until the last game, defeated Ryan Reid of Canada in the last match to jump from sixth to fourth place to advance to the finals with 8844 (4-4).

From right; Pramanik, Rodriguez, Sin and O’Keefe.

Nadia Pramanik (right) of Indonesia, who started the day from the pole position, stayed atop the women’s leaderboard for the entire match play round to earn the no. 1 seed for the finals with 8810 total and a 6-2 match play record.

Maria Jose Rodriguez (left) of Colombia, who capped the 2018 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour season by winning her first career PWBA Tour title, was mere five pins back in second place with 8605, including 150 bonus pins.

Third place belonged to Sin Li Jane (right) of Malaysia, who had the field-best 211.45 average for 40 games but added only 90 bonus pins for her 3-5 W-L record for 8548 total.

2018 PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe (left), USA, fired a 247 game in the position round to beat out Daphne Tan of Singapore for fourth place, 8518 to 8407.

The top 4 men and the top 4 women advance to the finals starting at 12.30 with the semi-finals Saturday. No. 1 bowls no. 4 and no. 2 takes on no. 3. The winners bowl for the title, while the semi-final losers will finish tied for third place.

Bowlingdigital will provide on-site coverage of the 54th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Las Vegas including reports, photos and results from the first round all the way through to the finals on Saturday, Nov. 10, completed in the afternoon.

More details on the 54th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, including the tournament schedule, can be found in our World Cup Preview.

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54th QubicaAMF BWC – Men’s Round Robin Match Play

Players with position, country and 40-game total, including bonus pins; top 4 advance to the finals.

54th QubicaAMF BWC – Women’s Round Robin Match Play

Players with position, country and 40-game total, including bonus pins; top 4 advance to the finals.

Herbert Bickel

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