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


Top 24 in men's section of Bowling World Cup



After 24 games of impressive bowling, the 41st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup is now down to the last 24 players in the men's section.

The final round of qualifying saw Canadian Michael Schmidt stay on top, on 5640 (a 235 average), although his was not the highest set of the afternoon. 1471 from Or Aviram of Israel was enough to move him up into 6th place.

Lying in second place is Petter Hansen from Norway on 5521, last yearÂ’s runner up with Anders Ohman of Sweden in third on 5368.

The day also witnessed the third 300 game, this time from Tamas Szabo of Szentendre, Hungary. This was the first ever perfect game for Tamas, who owns a ‘bowling beer garden’ – a two lane centre attached to a restaurant and bar. "I've reached the first eight strikes two or three times,” he said, “but never hit the twelve. I felt better than I thought I would up until the final ball of the frame, and then I trembled a bit."

The last place in the top 24 went to William Nimick of Northern Ireland, who when asked if he was pleased with the result of his first Wold Cup replied: “Pleased? Just a wee bit!!” Erik Kok of the Netherlands was the unlucky player finishing in 25th, 48 pins off the cut.

Tomorrow the men will bowl a further eight games, after which the field will be cut to the top eight who will bowl in the knock-out finals. Scores revert to zero at this point.

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