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Zara Giles and Choi Yong-Kyu maintain their leads

Qualifying rounds for the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at the Melaka International Bowling Center has just ended.

After 3 days of intense competition to determine the top 24 men and 24 women bowlers for the round of 24, the quarter-finalists will now bowl another 8 games tonight to determine the top eight to advance to the semi-finals tomorrow morning.

Topping the Women’s Division is Zara Giles of England who has managed to maintain her lead for 3 consecutive days. Her total pincount stands at 5275 (24 games averaging 219.79). Close on her heels is Malaysian teenager Siti Safiyah Amirah who leaped frog from a second day 9th position to second spot after a superb 1893 series today. She totals 5241 (218.38 avg). Caroline Lagrange of Canada also bowled well today to finish 3rd on 5218 (217.42 avg).

Evgenia Tsarkova (Russia), Tenelle Milligan (USA), Liza del Rosario (Philippines), Helen Johnsson (Sweden) and Baek Seung-ja (Korea) make up the top eight bowlers.

In the Men’s Division, Choi Yong-Kyu of Korea maintained his second day lead with another superb 1986 series. His total pincount of 5652 gives him a 235.50 average. Coming in strongly was Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia with 5366 pincount (223.58 avg) and Martin Larsen of Sweden on third spot with 5282 (220.08 avg).

2005 World Cup title holder Michael Schmidt of Canada also came back strong to finish on fourth position. Zulmazran Zulkifli (Malaysia), Surasak Manuwang (Thailand), Walter Ray Williams Jr (USA) and Wicky Yeung (Hong Kong) make up the top eight men bowlers.

Top American probowler, Walter Ray Williams Jr made an incredible comeback with a high 1891 series today after two lack lustre days.

Four times World Cup Champion, Paeng Nepomuceno had his hopes of a fifth title dashed when he failed to make the top 24 cut by a mere 3 pins.

For full updates and detailed scores, please go to this link

For some photos of World Cup participants and supporters, go here

Have a great bowling day


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