Day 1. South Africa and Malaysia on top after first block of six.

Francois Louw of South Africa is on top of the men’s leaderboard after the first block of six in the 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup being held in Palembang, Indonesia, while Natasha Roslan of Malaysia heads the women.

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Francois, who was runner up in 2015 when the event was held in Las Vegas, said afterwards: “I played steadily today. My high game was 244 and my lowest 203, so that is hopeful. But I know topping the leader board after day one is nothing. It is still all to play for.”


High game for the men went to the home player, Ryan Leonard Lalisang with a 279. Ryan has a good World Cup record; this is his eighth appearance and he has made the top eight three times.


Natasha’s set was even more steady than Francois’. She hit a superb 1306, with a high game of 228. “I was told 1306 would put me second in the men’s section!” she laughed. “I hope I can do that again tomorrow.


“We are bowling first thing in the morning but I don’t think it’s a disadvantage for me as Kuala Lumpur is so close that I don’t have jet lag at all”.





Daniel Vecis of Latvia is second in the men’s section with 1302 with Chris Sloan of Ireland (runner up in Shanghai in 2016) in third on 1290.


Second for the women is Kelly Kulick of the USA on 1293 and Stephanie Martins of Brazil is in third on 1235. High game for the women was 258 by Shuk Han Chan of Hong Kong.


Tomorrow the bowlers will play a further six games with another 12 to come before the cut is made to the top 24. At present that is a 199.3 average for the men and 186.0 for the women. The finals will be on Saturday 16th November.



By Judy Howlett


judy_howlett photo credit Terrence Yaw ABF online.jpgJudy Howlett has represented England and Great Britain several times in her bowling career. She played in the Bowling World Cup twice, coming second in 1985 (Seoul, South Korea). She has been in part of the organising team since 2001.


"I can't believe I am lucky enough still to be involved in the best tournament in the world - the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup."



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