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


Women set for semi finals



The line-up for the semi finals of the womenÂ’s section of the 41st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be Fiona Banks of England against NorwayÂ’s Ann Louise Haugen and Wendy Chai from Malaysia against American Lynda Barnes.

In todayÂ’s quarter final games, Wendy saw off the challenge of Nadia Ageel (Al-Awahdi) from the Kingdom of Bahrain, needing three games in a close contest. She won by two games to one, 210 to 158, 182 to 213 and 192 to 162.

Fiona needed just two games to beat the French champion, Isabelle Saldjian, who found herself knocked out at the 1/4 final stage for the second time, having also lost at this stage in Lisbon in 2000. Fiona showed consistency hitting 202 in each game against IsabelleÂ’s 143 and 191.

Next on the lanes was an all-Scandinavian match with SwedenÂ’s Helen Johnsson, a quarter finalist last year in Singapore, playing Ann Louise Haugen, younger sister of the menÂ’s champion in Riga, 2002, Kim Haugen. Ann Louise won the first game 191 to 176 but Helen came back very strongly hitting the highest game so far of the arena finals, a 269 to Ann LouiseÂ’s 147 so the match went to a deciding game. It went to Ann Louise 179 to 160. This means that Norway also win the trophy for top country.

The final match, top seed Lynda Barnes of the USA against AustraliaÂ’s Clair Johnston, was a scorcher. The first game went to Lynda, 237 to 210 but Clair replied with 244 to 233. LyndaÂ’s superb form continued and she ran out the winner in the final game by 246 to 163.

Tomorrow, the first semi final match will start at 08.00, followed immediately by the second. The championship match will go on the lanes at around 15.15.

For full results please go to www.amfbowlingworldcup.com or www.arenalive.si and click on the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup logo. Scores for the quarter finals are uploaded within a minute of the game being completed.


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