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Troup, Pramanik lead top 8 into match play at QubicaAMF World Cup


Kyle Troup from United States and Indonesia’s Nadia Pramanik lead the top eight men and women after the round of 24 into round robin match play in the 54th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sam’s Town bowling center in Las Vegas.

Troup (right), a two-handed right-hander who owns three Professional Bowlers Association titles, led the men’s field for the fourth consecutive day with 7519 total and an average of 234.97 for 32 games.

Troup had the second-highest 1845 on Friday, including games of 247, 191, 251, 257, 205, 270, 191 and 233.

Trailing Troup by 208 pins to stay in second place was fellow two-hander Osku Palermaa (left) of Finland. The five-time PBA champion, who won the World Cup in 2006 in Caracas, Venezuela, had 1751 today and 7311 total (228.47).

Ryan Reid (right) of Canada, who posted the first of three 300 games this week in qualifying round 2, was further 136 pins back in third place with 7175 (224.22).

PBA Touring proSam Cooley (left) of Australia, leaped from sixth to fourth place with 7161 (223.78) behind the field-best 1854 series today, which included games of 254, 254, 226, 245, 229, 211, 215 and 220.

Cooley is targeting to improve on a seventh place finish in his World Cup debut in Shanghai, China, in 20176.

Yannaphon Larp-apharat (right) of Thailand, who won his first PBA title in the 2017 PBA-WBT Thailand event, slipped one spot to fifth place with 7041. Yannaphon managed only 1657 today.

Sixth place belonged to Andres Gomez (left) of Colombia, who has two third-place finishes in his World Cup resume, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and 2012 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The three-time PBA champion knocked down 1674 in the fourth eight-game block for 6982 total.

Asian Games champion Ryan Lalisang (right) of Indonesia is 47 pins behind Gomez in seventh place with 6935.

Starting the day in 8th, 9th and 10th place, Sam Rose (left) of England, Marcelo Suartz of Brazil and Arnar David Jonsson of Iceland battled it out for the eighth and last spot to advance.

Heading into the last game, Suartz (right) was eighth mere one pin ahead of Jonsson, with Rose further 37 pins back.

The Brazilian, who according to his coach Marcio Viera has missed 23 spares during the tournament so far, finished with 228 to help grab the final spot for round robin match play with 6916 and an average of 216.12.

Jonsson (left) was the first player out with 6871 and Rose the second with 6848.

From left: Gomez, Reid, Suartz, Troup, Lalisang, Palermaa, Yannaphon and Cooley.

Nadia Pramanik (right) of Indonesia, who started the day in second place, overtook previous leader Sin Li Jane of Malaysia in the seventh game on Friday, 31st overall, and maintained a five-pin lead despite a 159 last game.

Pramanik, who is targeting to become the first World Cup champion from Indonesia, knocked down 6719 pins, an average of 209.97 for 32 games.

Sin (left), who won the 2017 Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open for her first PWBA title and also owns two titles on the European Bowling Tour, sits in second place with 6714 (209.81).

Maria Jose Rodriguez (right) of Colombia, who capped the 2018 PWBA Tour season by winning her first career PWBA Tour title at the PWBA Tour Championship, jumped from 11th to third place thanks to the field-best 1841 series today, an average of 230.13 for eight games. She carries forward 6650 pins (207.81) into match play.

Rodriguez, who had games of 231, 234, 226, 268, 202, 212, 214 and 254, out averaged her nearest competitor, Edith Quintanilla (left) of El Salvador (1713) by 16 pins.

Multiple Pan American Bowling Confederation champion Karen Marcano (right) of Venezuela stayed in fourth place with 6637 (207.41). Fifth place belonged to Nadine Geissler of Germany with 6634.

Diana Zavjalova (left) of Latvia, a multiple European champion and three-time PWBA Tour titlist, was sixth with 6606 and was followed by 2018 PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe, USA, who has won two of her eight titles in the 2018 season.

The seven-time world champion and multiple Pan American Bowling Confederation champion (right) slipped from third to seventh place with 6593 behind a sub-par 1593 series today.

Daphne Tan (left) of Singapore, who won the prestigious Ballmaster Open in Finland in 2017, took the last spot to advance with 6547 and an average of 204.59.

From left: Tan, Marcano, Rodriguez, Pramanik, Geissler, Sin, Zavjalova and O’Keefe.

The top 8 men and top 8 will bowl seven games of round robin match play (30 pins bonus for each win, 15 for a tie) plus one game position round (1st vs. 2nd, 3rd vs. 4th and so on) Saturday morning from 9 to 12.00 Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The top 4 per gender with the highest 40-game totals, including match play bonus pins, will 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.

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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