2012 Wroclaw, Poland

24th November - 2nd December 2012


Close finish sees England go through - 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Wroclaw, Poland


Marshall Kent of the USA remains in pole position after the second round of the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, but the excitement was all lower down the standings, to see who would qualify for the round robin.

Canadian Michael Schmidt, a two-time Bowling World Cup Champion, came from 22nd place after the qualifying 20 games to shoot a total of 1915 and pull himself up the leader board. With one game to go, he was into the next round by 15 pins, but Matt Chamberlain of England and James Gruffman of Sweden were chasing hard. In the end it was Matt who went through to the round robin, leaving James and Michael to think of what might have been.

Included in Michael’s set was a 299 game, the high game of the tournament for just one game until Mykhaylo Kalika of the Ukraine, last year’s third placed player, shot our first men’s 300 of the tournament, winning for himself the high game trophy. And Mykhaylo did it in front of a TV crew from his home country, here to cover the event.

Mykhaylo’s previous game had been a 152 and coach Ron Hatfield explained: “We made a really big change. Sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn’t, but this worked like a dream!”

The top eight to go through to the round robin are:

Marshall Kent             USA           6541       (1847 today)
Hareb Al Mansoori       UAE           6403       (1827)
Andres Gomez            Colombia     6381       (1879)
Mykhaylo Kalika          Ukraine       6244       (1693)
Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek   Malaysia   6201       (1654)
Takashi Taniai             Japan         6196       (1777)
Pascal Winternheimer  Germany     6170       (1781)
Matt Chamberlain        England      6129       (1849

James finished in 9th on 6112 and Michael 10th on 6102.

The round robin will be seven matches plus a position round with 30 bonus pins for a win.
All results are available on Results page and fans can follow their favourite player’s frame by frame scores through the live scores, accessible through the web site.

The tournament is taking place at the Sky Bowling centre in Wroclaw, Poland. The finals will take place today Saturday 1st December.