2009 Melaka, Malaysia

13th - 20th November


Top eight now known

We now know the names of the top eight players in each section of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.
With one game to go, the men’s section was all but certain as Hussain Al Suwaidi of the UAE in 8th place had a cushion of 70 pins over 9th place. And so it was to prove. Although Wicky Yeung of Hong Kong did his best with a 247 game, he finished up 10 pins shy of the cut of 6838.
It looked as if it might be the same for the women, but Baek Seung-ja of Korea had other ideas. She hit a 257 final game, while Evgenia Tsarkova, so long near the top of the leaderboard, fell off the pace with a 181 game and, like Wicky, missed the cut (6760) by 10 pins.
Diana Zavjalova of Latvia bowled extremely well, hitting the highest eight game block of all the players, men and women, with 1889, finishing with games of 279 (joint high game for the tournament) and 268. This is by far the best result ever for a Latvian player, and she is just 50 pins off the coveted 3rd place and a place in the stepladder final.
Three other women hit sets over 1700 – Zara Giles (England) with 1751, Siti Safiyah Amirah (Malaysia) with 1722 and Helen Johnsson (Swede) with 1706.
The scoring in the men’s section was high all round. Martin Larsen of Swden hit 1887 including a 298 which is joint high game for the tournament. Michael Schmidt of Canada hit 1886, Ryan Leonard Lalisang of Indonesia, 1835 and Walter Ray Williams Jr (USA) 1828.

The players will start again tomorrow morning at 8 am local time with a further eight games to determine the top three to go forward to the TV finals.

     Our quarter finalists are, in the men’s section:
1.       Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea, 7358
2.       Ryan Leonard Lalisant, Indonesia, 7201
3.       Martin Larsen, Sweden, 7169
4.       Michael Schmidt, Canada, 7165
5.       Walter Ray Williams Jr, USA, 6984
6.       Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 6956
7.       Surasak Manuwong, Thailand, 6894
8.       Hussain Al Suwardi, UAE, 6838
    And in the women’s:
1.       Zara Giles, England, 7026
2.       Siti Safiyah Amirah, Malaysia, 6963
3.       Caroline Lagrange, Canada, 6884
4.       Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 6834
5.       Tennelle Milligan, USA, 6809
6.       Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 6798
7.       Liza del Rosario, Philippines, 6793
8.       Baek Seung-ja, Korea, 6760