2005 Ljubljana, Slovenia 41st AMF Bowling World Cup - November 13th to 20th 2005


Men's third squad results Michael Schmidt continues where he left off



Michael Schmidt of Canada continued to carry all before him in the third qualifying round of the 41st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Ljubljana, Slovenia, this evening.

Petter Hansen of Norway, last year's runner up, set the target with 1428 over his six games for a total of 4229, an average of 234.9. In many tournaments that would have been far and away the top, but not here, not with the young man from Winnipeg in the field.

Michael's six game set of 1436 (257, 194, 210, 290, 269, 216) was again the high block for the squad and it sees him on 4308, an average of 239.3. In third place is Gery Verbruggen of Belgium on 4121 and these three are the only playeres over 4000.

The cut for the top 24 will be made tomorrow evening. At this stage, Dominic Lim Zhong from Singapore is in 24th place on but there are several players around this score and the final qualifying round will doubtless be closely fought.

For full results please go to www.amfbowlingworldcup.com or www.arenalive.si and click on the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup logo.

The field will be cut to the top 24 in each section on Thursday evening. Those players will play a further eight games to determine the eight players who will go through to the knock-out finals. The semi-finals and finals will be held on Sunday November 20th and carried live on Slovenian TV.


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