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


Sweden tops the list for the women



Helen Johnsson of Sweden is top of the leaderboard after one squad of the women's section in the 41st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, currently taking place at the Gladiator Bowling Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Helen, who is a 29-year-old economics secretary in her daily life, leads Wendy Chai of Malasia by 18 pins, with 18 games to go until the cut to the top 24. According to her coach, Magnus Johnson, she has been 'absolutely outstanding' this year.

Both Helen and Wendy have a best finish of joint fifth – Wendy in Riga in 2002 and Helen last year in Singapore. 'I am determined to do better this time', said Helen after her 6 game block, a sentiment which Wendy echoed when she finished her block.

Lynda Barnes of the USA lies in third a further 24 pins behind Wendy with Marieke de Jong of the Netherlands in 4th place.

Wendy's game of 268 stands as the high game in the women's section so far.

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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