2015 Las Vegas, United States

November 13-20


Belgium makes the cut: Clara on top

Catherine Durieux of Belgium had a few anxious moments but jumped with joy when she saw her name go up in 24th place, hence making the cut for the top 24 in the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Sam’s Town, Las Vegas.
She went into the last game also in 24th place and bowled a clean game, including sparing two baby splits, to finish with a 204 game. She said afterwards: “I was pretty sure I had made it but you never know until the scores go up. I am really pleased to be able to come back again tomorrow and bowl another eight games.”

Clara Guerrero, our defending champion has moved up to the top of the leader board on 5177, a 215.71 average, ahead of Sandra Gongora of Mexico on 5158 and Shannon Pluhowsky of the USA in third on 5134.

The unlucky player to finish in 25th was Narelle Baker of Australia. The cut for the top 24 was a 194.46 average.

High game for the afternoon was 259 by Maria Bulanova of Russia. High sets were 1741 by Clara, 1740 by Geraldine Ng Su Yi of Singapore (now in 5th place) and 1738 by Maria with a further nine players hitting over 1600.

The top 24 women will now play a further eight games tomorrow morning before the cut for the top eight and the round robin.  Sanna Pasanen of Finland is currently in eighth place on a 208.04 average.