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Written by Dominic Gall / Keith Hale / Stuart Watson   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012

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Limassol, Cyprus 2012

The Cyprus Bowling Federation welcomed 52 federations affiliated to the World Tenpin Bowling Association, to participate in the 1st World Singles Championships 2012 (WSC 2012).

The Championships took place at Galactica Bowling Centre in Limassol from 18th (arrival date) till 26th (departure date) of September 2012.  The Cyprus Bowling Federation and Galactica Bowling Centre were delighted to have been your hosts in Limassol, Cyprus, for the 1st World SIngles Championships in 2012.


 

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1st World Singles Championship Women Medallists - Kelly Kulick, Diana Zavjalova
Esther Cheah and Aseret Zetter
 
 
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1st World Singles Championship Men Medallists - Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones
Osku Palermaa and Andres Gomez
 

Reports

galactica_bowling_outside_1.jpgBattlestar Galactica

I must admit I just wanted to use the tag line Battlestar Galactica but it is very apt in a lot of ways. It is true the participants will battle it out to be crowned The 1st World Singles champions and also true the real star of the show will be the 24-lane Galactica Luna Park & Bowling centre in Limassol.  The 2 floor galactica_bowling_patisserie_2.jpgcenter (12 + 12 lanes) was built in 2007 and since then has hosted all the major events of the Cyprus Bowling Federation. It is also the venue of the Navigators Cup.

The centre is run by Galactica family the Theodorou's who's attention to detail and hospitality is legendary. Having been to many bowling centres all over the World Galactica is still the best centre I have ever been to. Not only is it a spotless and beautiful bowling centre it also serves the best food you can find anywhere galactica_bowling_2nd_floor_seating_2.jpgand if that was not enough the Theodorou's also own and have on site an amazing Patisserie that does not just make mouthwatering cakes and deserts but could win awards for artistic presentation and taste.

galactica_bowling_luna_park_1.jpgThe list of other reasons to visit Galactica is enormous, They have an Internet Cafe, Pool Room, Kids play area, Restaurant, Theme park, Gaming Arcade, Kids Arcade, Players changing rooms and showers and no dragging bowling balls up and down stairs as the centre has not one but two elevators.

One thing is for certain the visiting players will be well fed and looked after and probably wont want to leave but don't take my word for it, just click on any of the photo's to see the pop up pics and see for yourself.


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Wednesday 19th September - The day got underway with the Official managers meeting. ETBF President Kim Thorsgaard Jensen opened the proceedings joined by the Championships Organizing committee including WTBA president Kevin Dornberger, WTBA Technical Delegate Pini  Hershkovitz, Kegel's Gus Falgien, Cyprus Bowling Federation president Socrates Socratou and WTBA Cypriot delegate Marios Nicolaides.

The lane pattern was announced to be Kegel's WTBA Montreal pattern which is a 41 feet medium pattern. The Managers went on to learn slight changes in the schedule and how the Championships would be staged.


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All present and correct at the Galactica Bowl in Limassol, Cyprus for the inaugural WTBA World Singles Championship, all rarin' to go under the leadership and control of Kim Thorsgaard Jensen, in my opinion the best tournament director worldwide. When Kim says jump, you don't hang about as you know that nothing but the firm rules will be applied from tournament start to finish.


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After the days of preliminaries, competition gets underway Thursday morning as the sun rises over this idyllic Mediterranean island, the men bowling on one of the two twelve lane floors, the women on the other. Now, I hear you ask, who will be the ultimate champions and have their names on the virgin trophy? The Americans must be favourites of course, but there is plenty of talents in the field and Osku Palermaa, the two-handed delivery wizard, and Stuart Willams have tons of international experience and are sure to give Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones a run for their money and don't forgrt to never discount the Swedish men.

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On the distaff side, who better than Shannon O'Keefe and the ubiquitous Kelly Kulick, both from the Uuited States? Once again there is talent from other regions with Esther Cheah from Malaysia and Sweden's Rebecka Larsen ready to put their feet down with a heavy hand As well as the Marcano sisters Alicia and Karen from Venezuela.

Just twelve games in two blocks of six to qualify for the second round of best of five games so keep an eye open for the leaders as you watch the impeccable web streaming.


kevin_dornberger_wsc_1.jpgCyprus welcomes participating nations

The 1st World Singles was well and truly started in some style by the host nation Cyprus, Grigoris Grigoriou opened the proceedings by welcoming the visiting dignitaries and guests with a short speech and introduced the flags of the WTBA, ETBF, CTBF and Championships flag followed by the 42 participating countries consisting of 72 men and 57 ladies being lead down the royal blue carpet in front of a packed crowd by junior bowlers from the
wsc_players_opening_ceremony.jpgLimassol bowling academy. Further speeches were made by Socratis Socratous (Cyprus bowling federation president), Andreas Christou (Mayor of Limassol), Doros Antoniou (Mesa Geitonia) and the Cyprus Olympic committee president Ouranios Ioannides  a presentation was made to two Cypriot Olympic medallists at the London 2012 games Pavlos Kontides and Karolina Pelentritou.

Next up we were treated to a fantastic piece of music performed by The Youth orchestra from the Papadakio Municipal Music school. After which a dancing troup Neoi Orizontes performed a traditional Cypriot dance.  A further speech by ETBF president Addie Ophelders just left WTBA president Kevin Dornberger to declare the 1st World Singles Championships open and players oaths were heard from Cypriot international participant Niki Schiza and Stella Manousou. The visiting dignitaries, players and guests were all then invited to enjoy ceremony banquet.


Day 1 of Qualification - Thursday, 20th September 2012

Russia and Egypt Set The Pace

Block 1 Squad 1

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Mahmoud Mazloum
The beginning has begun - no, sorry, that doesn't make a lot of sense. Nevertheless let's stick with it and switch to congratulating Alena Korobkova of Russia for topping the ladies' scores in Squad 1 with 1370, the best of the squad, men or women, and one floor down in the Galactica Bowl, Mahmoud Mazloum of Egypt led the men, back on 1349. 

Mazloum surprised everyone, not by being the squad leader, but with using a urethane ball for his six-game stint. Coach Mario Joseph, who was the Eguptian coach for a couple of years, told us: "Mahmoud and I worked on his release at a local bowling centre in Limassol before the championship. He decided to use a urethane bowling ball and it looked to be the right choice." 

Mazloum has the rare distinction of living close to those famous pyramids in Egypt and can see them from his bedroom window.

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Alena Korobkova
Alena Korobkova, a student working on biology and English, commented:  "I was happy with the way I bowled, I used the Storm Passion and it worked well for me." 

She started her happy day with a 278 and must have thought she was in heaven, but the pins were not so kind to her until the sixth and final game where she hit a solid 266 to even outscore the men. 

Overall, the scores from both fields were disappointing, the 'Montreal' lane pattern not quite seeming to gel with the Galactica lanes which, incidentally, have been proved to be some of the most level in Europe through the recent Kegel lane mapping, the topography excellent, so easing the tasks for the players moving pair to pair.


Tommy Jones Takes Over

Block 1 Squad 2

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Evygeniya Smirnova
Esther Cheah of Malaysia has spoiled Russian hopes of a 1-2 in the women's division after squad 2, posting 1295 over her six gamesbut that is 75 pins short of the 1370 set by Alena Korobkova in this morning's opener."  I thought the lanes today were much the same as in practice yesterday so I was confident I would do ok". "I used a mix of Track and Storm balls." 

Cheah, daughter of esteemed Malaysian coach Holloway Cheah, had a high game of 266 and that came in her final game.  Russia's Evygeniya Smirnova is so far the only woman to bowl all six games over 200 but her 1290 slotted her into third place.

 

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Tommy Jones
For the men, Mahmoud Mazloum's 1349 rolled this morning to lead squad 1 has been well overshadowed by American Tommy Jones who hit 1511, over a 250 average, with a high game of 279, the high game of the day. 

Martin Paulsson of Sweden slotted neatly into second place with 1395 to demote the Egyptian into third.  I did not watch the earlier squad and decided to throw hard and fast at first before moving later in the squad," said Tommy Jones (website listed as Thomas). "The firsr six games were really hard. I switched balls a lot so and am really pleased with my final three games. I have some time off now to relax and see a little of Cyprus."

So the first day's play draws to an end and it has been exciting on one side and a little disappointing on the other. We expected better scoring overall, especially from tournament favourite Chris Barnes of the United States, but his fellow countryman made up for that. Overall, the women seem to have got to grips with the lane condition quicker than the men so tomorrow we will see if the lessons have been leared by those waiting in the wings.

The men bowled in groups of three to a pair of lanes, the women just two to a pair so the girls finish quicker than their male counterparts. Today's contestants return to the lanes for their second six-game block on Saturday. 


Day 2 of Qualification - Friday, 21st September 2012

Kelly Kulick and Stuart Williams Shine in Squad 3

Block 1 Squad 3
So we segue into the second day on the delightful lanes of the Galactia Bowling Centre in Limassol as the participants of squad 3 arrive, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for their initial six games of this interesting inaugural World Singles Championship.

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Kelly Kulick
And interest there was aplenty as American star Kelly Kulick, winner of the recent US Open where the finals were played on a set of lanes installed in the main street of Reno, Nevada and Kelly won through despite having to bowl in a high wind and loads of dust. Nothing like to face in this pristine centre and she opened her account with a stunning 279 and certainly looked to be in complete control of the situation.
Of course, all Kulick's six games exceeded 200 but the next four were not up to her expectations, but a final 238 brought her the place she wanted, top of the leader board with 1373, but that was only three pins better than the 1370 posted yesterday by Russia's Alena Korobkova. 

In a post-squad interview with Andy James, Kelly Kulick stated: "So far so good. It was a relief as you never know what you are going to be facing. Really, I feel that I bowled much better than I scored and I could have done with maybe 20 to 50 pins more. I didn't hit the pocket as much as I thought I would and executing and carrying was a lottery. There were a few pairs (of lanes) that were a little tighter and some hooked more than the others. I got out of the gate strong with a 279 and that made my swing much looser but later on I was striving to shoot some big numbers and I wish I could have carried a few more 10-pins.

"For my next squad I think I will play with balls with a little more surface, especially as the end pairs seem to play a lot more different than the middle pairs. I need to make ball changes sooner than I did this morning but it's just going to be between three balls. It will be adjustments to my hand and my ball speed more than anything."

Kulick was chased by lithe Dutchwoman Wendy Kok, daughter of famous Dutch international Eric Kok. She held second place on the squad but a final 170 after five 200-plus games dropped her down to seventh place in the overall standings.
In the men's squad, it was talented burly Englishman Stuart Williams who topped the squad but came up well short of the 1511 posted by American Tommy Jones in yesterday's second squad. He opened the fray with 277 and had a 739 first three games. His fourth was 217 and things went awry with a pair of 177s for his fifth and sixth, bringing his down to 1320 and fifth place in the overall standings. 

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Stu Williams
Williams sounded a little down in the dumps in his interview with Dominic Gall, stating: "I bowled well for the first four games, then I made some errors. I still led the squad, so I can't be too unhappy. Overall, it is a good start. In our squad there weren't so many of the high-rev rate guys so the lanes towards the end got a little bit messy as there were a few people playing anywhere and everywhere. I don't know what I should have done. I think I should add a little more surface to the bowling balls and maybe they will roll a little bit better, but the last two games there was a lot more carry down and I was forced to move further inside and then the ball didn't roll as good. At the start of the day I would have been OK with 1320, so let's go and sunbathe and move on. 

"It is unbelieveable the way Tommy Jones bowled yesterday, he's a great player and hopefully one day we can aspire to be at his level. Tommy has put a number up there and I don't think anyone is going to get close to it. Maybe Osku (Palermaa) will get a good cross in the next squad."

So, for the girls, it is United States, Russia and Malaysia, representing each WTBA zone and the men have United States, Sweden and Egypt fighting for the honours.
One more squad for the men this afternoon but two more for the women. Let's hope the excitement in ongoing.


Latvia and Finland Share Squad 4 Glory

Block 1 Squad4

The men have completed their day's work but the girls have one more squad to complete their schedule.  They were first to finish squad 4, having the luxury of bowling two to a pair of lanes, whilst the men are playing three to a pair. 

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Diana Zavjalova
The penultimate ladies' squad saw Diana Zavjalova of Lativa leading from start to finish, rolling 1310 for her first six games which brings her neatly into third place in the overall standings. It was consistent bowling with the first five games over 200 and then a drop to 192 for the sixth. She could have taken over the lead if she had the miracle of a 254 in her final game. 

Andy James had the pleasure of the post match interview with Diana Zavjalova, who commented: "It went pretty good for me today. It all seemed fairly easy in the practice session and today and I liked it a lot. Today I tried to use the same shot. I watched the women bowling the previous squad and tried to learn from them but I decided to bowl the same way as in official practice. Today it all depended on who I was following but there wasn't too much difference from pair to pair.

"I'm looking forward to the next squad but really I want to bowl right now. I was using only one bowling ball this squad but for the next squad I will change the surface of one of the others and see if I can score higher. I haven't seen much of Cyprus yet, but I like the beach."

Zavjalova is a veteran of the European Bowling Tour but has tremendously grown in stature in the international bowling world from her vast expeience in the American collegiate bowling programme whilst studying in the United States, if my memory serves me well at Webber University.

From a personal point of view, I really thought that Cherie Tan of Singapore would be a strong threat to the leaders but her 1216 leaves her currently in 14th place.
The women's final squad to complete the six games for the field still has some strong contenders to challenge the 1373 set by Kelly Kulick and one of the most determined will be fellow countrywoman Shannon O'Keefe. 

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Osku Palermaa
That indominitable two-handed delivery whizz-kid Osku Palermaa from Finland, a new daddy, was a frontrunner in the men's final first round squad. He repelled early challenges from Mat Miller of England's and Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan but Miller switched into top gear in the final game and finished up just one pin short of the flying Finn - Palermaa 1406, Miller 1405, so Palermaa takes over second place in the overall standings, Miller third. 

Palermaa is always a difficult guy to interview, as are most Finns, so Dominic Gall had the task of gleaning some information. "I thought there were a lot of revs on the squad, so I decided to go straighter," he commented. "I shot up the second arrow and sometimes further right than that. The last game I moved in and the ball worked fine. I had a couple of bad shots though, moving a little bit too early and left the 'bucket' (2-4-5-8 pins) and then moved too far to the right and left the 4-6. I used the Storm Prodigy ball for the first games and then changed to the Outlaw to finish."


Shannon O'Keefe, the nearly girl

Block 1 Squad 5 Ladies only 

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Shannon O'Keefe
When it came down to the nitty gritty for American Shannon O'Keefe to play a good sixth game to take over the lead from compatriot Kelly Kulick, rapid maths determined that she needed a 211 at least for a place at the top of the leader board However, the pins decided on a sit down strike and refused to leap into the pit at the sight of her bowling ball. Come the tenth frame she needed a double and eight but that was not to be, so she finished with an even 200 for 1363 and third place in the final standings of round one. 

Rebecka Larsen from Sweden established an early lead but O'Keefe took over from game three and never looked back. Larsen did look as though she would complete her six games with 200-plus scores but a 176 in game five let her slip down the order so her finishing total of 1298 saw her still in the vital top eight in fifth place.

In ther later interview with Andy James, Shannon O'Keefe stated: "I know I left a lot out there," she said. "So many 10-pins, but it is OK, I'll take it. I was about ten pins short of beating Kelly but as long as we are up near the top so we don't meet each other in the final rounds, that would be ideal. After we got off to a good start that is something realistic we can shoot for. 

"When I started this afternoon I just wanted to keep the ball in play and make good shots, get comfortable. Once I did get comfortable and got good reaction I got into cruise control for a while. The lanes held up pretty well and it seemed like my squad had a lot more surface at the start than Kelly's squad so it gave me a lot more room to the right than Kelly had. I was able to get a little bit further than her and a little bit quicker."

All players have now completed their first six games so round two commences Saturday morning with the final six=game qualifying block. Thereafter, the top 24 men and 24 women will progress to the best of five games sessions with the top eight qualifiers having a bye into the second round. 


Day 3 of Qualification - Saturday, 22nd September 2012

Paulsson is Mr consistant as Zetter flies into the lead

Block 2 Squad 1

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Martin Paulsson
Some fair tussles for the third day's play, opening with squad 1 of Round 2. In the men's division it was a battle between previous leader Tommy Jones of the United States and Kuwait's Mohammed Kamel. Jones rolled a 250 average for 1511 over his first six games but he turned up today leaving his A and B games back in South Carolina and his C game was a truly disappointing show, scoring only 1247. Kamel gradually wore him down and was sitting pretty after five games but then along came Martin Paulsson of Sweden to spoil the party and take squad honours and finish just one pin behind the American in the overall standings with 2757.
So after the first of four squads it is United States, Sweden and Kuwait in the top three and a figure of 2495 as the eighth place cut, but that will rise as the squads take to the lanes.

Always a good guy to interview, Paulsson told Dominic Gall: "It was a struggle today in the first game but after that it was OK. Most of the players seem to have been bowling over the second arrow but I played a little deeper, around 13-14. I had problems onlanes 5/6 today. I could strike each time on lane 5 but nothing on lane 6 so I had to be content with a 199 there. I hope my scores are good enought to stay in the top eight. One thing is that I don't want to have to face my team-mate Dennis Eklund in the best of five games Well, not until the final."

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Aseret Zetter

Upstairs, on the ladies' lanes, it was Mexico versus Malaysia, opposite sides of this earth, as Aseret Zetter faced a strong challenge from Jacqueline Sijore for squad honours and in a squeaker it was Mexico's advantage and Zetter now sits at the top of the leader board with 2558, a 36 pin buffer over Sijore.

"I felt relaxed and comfortable on the lanes today," said Zetter in her interview with Andy James. "I just did my thing, like see the reaction of the other players and concentrate on taking the right decisions to make the top eight." 

However, tournament leader Kelly Kulick, who has yet to bowl her second six-game block, only has to hit 1186 to maintain pole position subject, of course, to challenges from other competitors. On what seemed to be a trickier lane condition today, none of the girls managed to shoot six 200-plus games, Zetter faring best with the first five before dopping to a 189 in the sixth. For the men, only Thomas Gross of Austria managed a clean six games with 200-plus scores.


Russia and America Still Hold Pole

Block 2 Squad 2 

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Clara Guerrero
Alena Korobkova of Russia came out with all guns firing for her second six-game block, the broadside giving her a brace of 245s as openers and retained her position at the top of the leader board. Her 224 overall average brought her a total pinfall of 2691 which is currently 68 pins better than second placed Clara Guerrero of Colombia, but now a resident of Austin, Texas. 

Guerrero, the 2010 World Bowling Writers' world bowler of the year and inductee into the WBW Hall of Fame, topped the squad scores with an outstanding 1390, including a high game of 258, her highest game of the championship so far.

Denmark's Britt Brondsted had a good final six to place third, but a little back on 2583, so looks to hold a spot in the prestigious top eight although there are still more squads to bowl.

Previous leader Aseret Zetter of Mexico has been eclipsed and now drops to fourth place (2558)and Ukraine's Daria Kovalova (2555) had her usual roller-coaster ride and has slotted into fifth place in the overall standings.

All eyes were focused on Chris Barnes of the United States as he set out to challenge partner Tommy Jones' tournament leading position and had the crowd well excited when he shot the first ten strikes and then left the 4-7 spare in the fourth game for a 288, 1016 over the first four games. He completed his six-game stint and amassed a 12-game score of 2720 which sees him neatly in third place in the overall standings, although leader of this squad. His hopes of beating his team-mate went to the winds but he is happy enough to be in the top eight after what he calls a disastrous start with his first six games.

To pick out a few important points from an extended interview with Dominic Gall, Barnes said: "This was a huge improvement over my first squad. The one consistent thing is that in the morning on the first squad the scores are lower than they have been in the afternoon. I certainly had more hook today than I did two days ago. The lanes weren't hard but it was difficult to get lined up. The changes from pair to pair needed small adjustments but there were a lot of guys playing to the right. Every ball that goes down the lane makes it harder or makes it easier and we had a lot more surface down the second arrow which made the transition so much better."

With two more squads to bowl tomorrow it is America, Sweden and America in the top three places, but Osku Palermaa and Martin Paulsson, both previously in the top three, have yet to bowl and they were both averaging 234.

Despite severall near misses at perfect games, the high remains at 290, bowled by Mohammed Kamel of Kuwait in his third game of his second block. 


Day 4 of Qualification - Sunday, 23rd September 2012

Into the final qualifying day 

Block 2 Squad 3

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Syafiq Ridhwan
Now we enter the final day of qualifying with two squads for the men and three for the women to complete the final blocks of six games to bring their total pinfall to twelve. This is a strange format, the schedule calling for six games then a day off before the next six games, so hardly a pressure situation. Maybe this is because the entry was far less than anticipated when the event was planned.  The delegates at the WTBA Congress were all for it, but just 45 have supported the venture, nine nations from Asia, six from the Americas and 30 from Europe.Then, of course, the competition from the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland which is only a few weeks away. Maybe add to that the unsettled situation in African nations nearby, which might cause a little concern.The stars of the likes of Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Australia are certainly missed.

However, those that have competed have thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and hospitality of Cyprus, especially the great championship organization of the Cyprus Bowling Federation and the superb Galactica bowling center.

The penultimate squad for the men produced higher scores than the previous early battles and the highlight of that was a 299 from Thomas Larsen of Denmark, leaving a stubborn 7-pin with his final ball. Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan ruled the roost, now perched in first  place in the overall standings with just one squad to bowl. He had a ding-dong battle with England's Mat Miller through the last six games but emerged the victor on the squad and the championship with just one more squad to bowl.

"I felt very comfortable with the lanes and made the right decisions," Ridhwan told Dominic Gall. "I used the right balls and made the right adjustments. I didn't find the lanes any different than the previous squad. I played the same lines, the same speed, the same balls. I started out playing stright down the second arrow and after that moved a little to the left, that's all. I am very happy with the pin carry and my scores."

It is now 2691 to beat for the men to get into the top eight, a 234 average. Mohammed Kamel of Kuwait will be biting his fingernails to see if he can remain in that spot as the final men's squad takes to the lanes.

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Joline Persson Planefors
For the girls, Diana Zavjalova of Latvia's domination of the rounds has been eclipsed by the talented Swede Joline Persson-Planfors, winning the squad to total 2578 for fourth plaver in the standings and demoting the Latvian to second place on the squad and sixth overall.

The current cut for that coveted eighth place is 2522 for the girls, at the moment a spot held by Malaysis'a Jacqueline Sijore. The reason those eight places being coveted is that they get a bye in the first round of the best of five game matchplay.

The men now take to the lanes for their final qualifying squad but the girls have two more squads to bowl. 

 


Fighting for the Top Places

Block 2 Squad 4 

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Karen Marcano
Penultimate squad for the women, last call for the men so the top 24 in the men's division can be settled. 

The top eight men have the luxury of a bye for the first round, the remaining 16 play the best of five games, head to head, high seed against the low and that means position number 9 will play position 24.

The leading octet come into play in the second round, again best of five games, and seed 1 plays whoever is the low seed after the first round. That format continues for 16, and 8 players. The leading four then advance to the stepladder final, contested over one game matches.

Karen Marcano of Venezuela was the shining star of the women's second squad of the day, rolling 1371 over her final six qualifying games to slot into fourth place in the overall standings, surely safe for a place in the top eight.

"I changed my bowling balls a little for this squad," Marcano told Andy James, "but I played the same angles as my first block and stayed there for the rest of the games. I hope to stay in the top eight but I have to see what happens in the last squad."

Shannon O'Keefe of the United States looked to be a threat to the tournament leasder but a drop to a 175 in her fifth game brought her down the pecking order and she currently sits in third place.

Much anticipation now as to what sort of performance will come from the talented Kelly Kulick of the United States in the final squad. She is sitting pretty on 1373 after her first six games and Wendy Kok of the Netherlands looks to be another probable to get into the leading octet. 

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Stu Williams
In the men's final squad the honour of leading the squad was a nip-and-tuck affair between Kimmo Lehtonen of Finland, a talented leftie who is well-known for reviving the Brunswick Ballmaster Tournament in Helsinki, and Stuart (Beef Stu) Williams of England. It was Williams who got the ege in the final game. 

"I needed three strikes in the tenth frame to make the top eight," he told Dominic Gall. "I left the 7-pin with the first ball. If it had been the third shot it would have been really frustrating whereas now it is just mildly irritating. It would have been nice to make the cut to eight. Anyway, by getting into the top four matches tomorrow I get to lie in. If you win this tournament you're going to need a lot of luck in the (best of five) matches, so I just have to get lucky."

So all positions in the men's division are now settled and 24 remain in the championships, the rest to enjoy the myriad attractions of this idyllic Mediterranean island.

Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia (2773) top the octet with Tommy Jones in second place (2758) Third comes Sweden's Martin Paulsson (2757) and fourth Mat Miller of England (2735).  Chris Barnes is the second American in the group, in fifth place (2720) and Osku Palermaa of Finland sixth (2711). Mak Cheuk Yin from Hong Kong holds seventh (2710) and last, but not least, Mohammed Kamel of Kuwait takes the final top place in eighth with 2691.

As aforementioned this group take a bye in the first round of the best of five game matches.

The cut for 24th place came at 2516, a 209 average, for Falah Yusuf of Bahrain, which must have pleased his coach Tim Mack.
The women are now bowling their final squad and the qualifiers for their final rounds will be announced a little later.


The Kelly Kulick Masterclassl

BLock 2 Squad 5

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Kelly Kulick
What a fantastic display from Kelly Kulick of the United States through the final six qualifying games. She opened her account with 217, 247 and 255 for 719 and then followed that with 255, 267 and 225 (747) for an overall 12-game total of 2852 and that, dear folk, is 79 pins better than the leading men's score of 2773 set by Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwan. 

Mind you, Sue Abela of Malta, the 'Queen of the Mediterranean', matched Kulick's opening three games by rolling 734 to take a temporary squad lead but couldn't keep up with Kulick's strikefest. She finished with 2583 and that put her in eighth place in the final qualifying standings and have that advantage of a bye in the first round of tomorrow's best of five game matches.

So that prestigious octet consists of Kelly Kulick, United States 2852; Alena Korbokova, Russia 2691; Rebecka Larsen, Jr., Sweden 2689; Shannon O'Keefe, United States 2657; Karen Marcano, Venezuela 2651; Clara Guerrero, Colombia 2623; Britt Brondsted, Denmark and Sue Abela, Malta tied on 2583.

The cut for 24th place, the lowest score to continue in the championship, was 2435, happily going to Cyprus' own Myria Kastori. Out of competition in 25th place, perhaps the worst place to finish, was Finland's Piritta (Kantola) Maja, a coach at Finland's national centre.

The women's best of five games round commences Monday morning and runs through to the televised finals on Tuesday evening. Homeward bound for the troops on Wednesday. 


Day 5 Best of Five Finals Steps - 24th September 2012

Round 1 Thrills A'Plenty in Exciting Finals

If the first round of the finals is anything to go by, the fever pitch of excitement is going to be felt right through these best of five game matches. 

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Zulmazran Zulkifli
Take, for instance, the match between Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia and Finland's Kimmo Lehtonen. That started with a 299 from the Malaysian and then Lehtonen hit back, so the thrilling affray went to all five games, Zulmazran emerging the winner in a squeaker. 

"The most exciting games in my bowling career so far," commented Zulkifli after his match. "When I shot that 299 in the first game, I knew that Kimmo was going to come back at me. He is a fighter, he will never back down. You could bowl two 300s at him and he would still come back fighting."

Just two of the men's matches were settled in three games, Stuart Williams of England quickly taking out Michael Holzapfel of Germany and Denmark's Thomas Larsen enjoyed a speedy defeat over Mahmoud Mazloum of Egypt.

An all-Belgian confrontation saw Oliver Leroy beat his fellow countryman Mats Maggi, 3-1, and the same score applied to Khaled Al Dossari of Qatar and Kuwait's Jassim Abbas, the Qatari going through. Also, Andres Gomez of Colombia got through 3-1 over Falah Yusuf of Bahrain.

To whet your appetite, round 2 will see: Jones v Larsen; Mak Chek Yin v Williams; Palermaa v Leroy; Gross v Paulsson; Al Dossari v Miller; Barnes v Zulmazran; Gomez v Kamel and Torgersen v Ridhwan.

If you thought the men's round was thrilling, the girls did well, too. 

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Esther Cheah

Three matches opened with 3-0 wins: Joline Persson-Planefors of Sweden despatched local heroine Myria Kastori; Malaysia's Esther Cheah ousted Hannah Cullen of Ireland and a significant win for Catherine Rioux of Canada over Malaysia's Jacqueline Sijore.

A couple of 3-1 wins with Finnish star Krista Pollanen advancing over Sarit Mizrachi of Israel and disappointment for Ukraine's young star Daria Kovalova as she was beaten by Luminita Farkas of Romania. 

Fingernail biting for the two remaining matches going 3-2 and Diana Zavjalova of Latvia heads into the second round after a tussle with Singaporean Daphne Tan and Daphne's sister Cherie Tan also departs from the fray at the talented hands of Dutch girl Wendy Kok.

The girls' line-up for round 2: Kulick v Kok; Planefors v Abela; Marcano v Cheah; O'Keefe v Rioux; Larsen v Zavjalova; Farkas v Guerrero; Brondsted v Zetter and Korobkova v Pollanen. 


Oh What Bowling, Oh What a Show!

Round 2

Yippee! There will be dancing in the streets across the United States tonight as all four Americans have made it through to the quarterfinals: Jones beating Larsen; Barnes defeating Zulmazran; Kulick taking out Kok and O'Keefe ousting Rioux.

But maybe one of the best matches in many years was that between Chris Barnes and Malaysia's Zulmazran Zulkifli. It went the full five game distance and was truly a masterclass of tenpin bowling, the scores just incredible. 279-244 for the first game, advantage Zulkifli, the Barnes came back to equal the games, 228-207. The Malaysian went ahead again in the third, 278-258, and Barnes made it a five-gamer, 277-256. Blood, sweat and tears for both in the final ten frames and once again Zulmazran missed a 10-pin at a vital moment, leaving the way for Barnes to win through, 259-236. Total pinfall? Barnes 1266, Zulmazran 1256. "That scoring was incredible, I could hardly believe what I was seeing," said ebullient Tim Mack in commentary.

England's Stuart Wiklliams got through in three games against Hong Kong's Mak Cheuk Yin and so did Osku Palermaa of Finland in his brief encounter with Oliver Leroy of Belgium and likewise for Andres Gomez of Colombia versus Mohammed Kamel of Kuwait. In the earlier squad, American Tommy Jones enjoyed a quickie 3-0 defeat of Denmark's Thomas Larsen and Khaled Al Dossari of Qatar gave a similar fate to England's Mat Miller.

Two other classic finals were Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia going the full five to take out Norway's Tore Torgersen and the same for Martin Paulsson of Sweden, defeating Austria's Thomas Gross. A trio of Thomas's in this round.

So for their final two games, Barnes and Zulkifli held centre stage.

Now it is an interesting line-up for tomorrow's quarterfinals: Syafiq Ridhwan (MAS) v Andres Gomez (COL); Chris Barnes (USA) v Khaled Al Dossari (QAT); Martin Paulsson (SWE) v Osku Palermaa (FIN) and Stuart Williams (ENG) v Tommy Jones (USA).

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 Syafiq Ridhwan (MAS) v Andres Gomez (COL)  Chris Barnes (USA) v Khaled Al Dossari (QAT)  Martin Paulsson (SWE) v Osku Palermaa (FIN)  Stuart Williams (ENG) v Tommy Jones (USA)

Plenty of action, too, upstairs on the women's lanes and a quick 3-0 vicotry for America's Kelly Kulick over Wendy Kok of the Netherlands. Just one other match was 3-0 and that Aseret Zetter of Mexico having a surpiise quickie over Britt Brondsted from Denmark.

Next a trio of 3-1 wins with victories for Esther Cheah of Malsyia beating Venezuela's Karen Marcano; Diana Zavjalova of Latvie continuing on her merry way with a win over Sweden's Rebecka Larsen Jr and Hall of Famer Clara Guerrero remaining in the hunt by defeating Luminita Farkas of Romania.

3-2 wins for Joline Persson-Planefors of Sweden over Malta's Sue Abela; American Shannon O'Keefe versus Catherine Rioux of Canada and the indominatable Krista Pollanen of Finland winning through against previous tournament leader, Alena Korbokova of Russia.

Therefore the line-up for the distaff quarterfinal sees Kelly Kulick (USA) v Joline Persson-Planefors (SWE); Esther Cheah (MAS) v Shannon O'Keefe (USA); Diana Zavjalova (LAT) v Clara Guerrero (COL) and Aseret Zetter (MEX) v Krista Pollanen (FIN).

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 Kelly Kulick (USA) v Joline Persson-Planefors (SWE)  Esther Cheah (MAS) v Shannon O'Keefe (USA)  Diana Zavjalova (LAT) v Clara Guerrero (COL)  Aseret Zetter (MEX) v Krista Pollanen (FIN)

An interesting point is that Kulick and O'Keefe win their quarterfinal matches they will meet in the semi-finals. In the mens division, the final could be Barnes versus Jones.


Quarterfinal Stars and Strikes

Quarter Finals

In case you're asking that vital question about how many Americans have prgressed to the semi-finals, the answer is only three as Shannon O'Keefe was defeated 3-2 by Malaysia's Esther Cheah, daughter of esteemed Malaysian coach Holloway Cheah.

"Yet again, we're seeing awesome matches," said web stream commentator Dominic Gall, and he was certainly right (for a change).

Of course, American Kelly Kulick, my pick for woman of the championship, enjoyed her usual strikefest with a 300 (the only perfecto in the championship so far)  in her third game in the tussle against Swede Joline Persson-Planefors, an encounter which the Swede took to five games, Kulick emerging the victor, 3-2.

All four women's quarterfinal matches went the full five-game distance. Clara Guerrero of Colombia, although now married and living in Austin, Texas, was edged by Latvia's Diana Zavjalova, settled in the final frames, and Mexican Aserat Zetter got the better of Krista Pollanen of Finland.

So the line-up for the one-game women's semi-finals is Kelly Kulick (USA) v Esther Cheah (MAS) and Diana Zavjalova (LAT) v Aseret Zetter (MEX).

Two of the men's battles were very surprisingly settled in three games. Flying Finn Osku Palermaa defeated fellow Scandinavian Martin Paulsson of Sweden and Chris Barnes sailed past Qatar's Khaled Al Dossari for an easier victory than he experienced last night when Malaysia's Zulmazran Zulkifli took him to five games. Zulkifli is my man of the championship for his talent and tenacity.

It was 3-1 for Andres Gomez of Colombia to knock out Syafiq Ridhwan of Malaysia and the match of the day was a slow motion five games between England's Stuart Williams and Tommy Jones of the United States. That provided thrills and spills through five games and the two PBA players showed talent beyond the call of duty, Jones coming througn by a squeaker in the last two frames of game five.

Just one-game matches now in front of the TV cameras, a show that will be taped and screened world-wide on Eurosport and its subsidiaries. For your delight it will be Tommy Jones (USA) v Osku Palermaa (FIN) and Chris Barnes (USA) v Andres Gomez (COL).

Should be all over in about 20 minutes so may the best players win. It could be an all-American final for the men, but Kulick playing who in the women's finale.

Nobody seems to like the one-game format for the final but the best of five game semi and final would not fit into the TV schedule.


Womens Final - Kulick Reigns Supreme

 
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Kelly Kulick - 1st World Singles Championships 2012 Womens Gold Medal winner
"There is an air of inevitability of what the final outcome will be...." stated Stuart Williams as co-commentator in the ladies' final, but even he couldn't foresee what a fantastic one-game final it would turn out to be. 

Diana Zavjalova was the underdog as Kelly Kulick had dominated each and every round of the event and looked to just cruise through the final. She started with three strikes and built a ten pin lead in the third frame. Then Zavjalova switched gears and came back with three strikes and made it a one point difference in the fourth frame, the American ahead 99-98. That one pin difference stayed with them through the seventh frame, then the Latvian forged ahead with a double in the eighth and ninth frames to have an eight pin advantage going into the tenth frame. A  nine-spare and strike in the tenth frame gaveKulick a target of 226, meaning she need a double and nine to win. She got the double and then another strike to eclipse the Latvian's score, 228-226.

A fantastic final from a nail-biting finish. Kulick won her place in the final by defeating Malaysia's Esther Cheah in a close encounter in the semi-final, winning through 212-207, and Zavjalova advanced from a 237-212win over Mexico's Aseret Zetter.

So a gold medal for Kulick, silver for Zavjalova and bronze for semi-final losers Cheah and Zetter.  Next up the men's final. Can that be as exciting?


Mens Final - It's That Chris Barnes Man Again
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Chris Barnes - 1st World Singles Championships 2012 Mens Gold Medal winner
Forecasts of an all-American men's final ran true to form and the crowd pleaser was Tommy Jones versus Chris Barnes.
Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen, so who do you favour?

Well, opinions seemed pretty even for the pair but the pendulum swung quickly into Barnes' camp as Jones started with a 6-split miss and followed that with a 6-washout spare whilst Barnes neatly slotted in a strike and 9-spare. Both followed with doubles in frames three and four  and then nine-spare in the fifth, so it was a 14 pin game in Barnes' favour. Then Barnes left the 4-6-10 in frame six which brought Jones back within two pins after a strike but then he had an 8-split. More spilits than we had seen all day. Barnes went three strikes, nine-spare and strike to finish with 212 whilst Jones went back to 14 pins adrift with nine-spare, three strikes and a seven count for 198.

Hardly a classic final, especially after the nail-biting women's finale, but victory for a very popular American who, incidentally won gold in the Men's World Championships in Munich, Germany back in 2010.

Jones bowled really well in the semi-final game, ousting Finland's Osku Palermaa, 259-199, which brought him much favour for the final. Barnes came through in a true squeaker, 246-244, from a tense semi-final against Andres Gomez, a Columbia man over Colombia.

So endeth a brilliant inaugural World Singles Championship, an event which sadly will only be held each four years, so plenty of time for the WTBA to look at the format and make some necessary changes.

Finals

Quarter-, Semi- and Finals - Women 

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final Winner

(228) Kelly Kulick

G1=222 G2=207 G3=300 G4=237 G5=266

Vs

(216) Joline Persson-Planefors

G1=187 G2=214 G3=201 G4=243 G5=209

(175) Esther Cheah

G1=204 G2=234 G3=179 G4=257 G5=268

Vs

(229) Shannon O’Keefe

G1=200 G2=235 G3=244 G4=224 G5=222

 

 

(170) Diana Zavjalova

G1=174 G2=258 G3=225 G4=214 G5=214

Vs

(119) Clara Guerrero

G1=211 G2=187 G3=194 G4=258 G5=184

(179) Aseret Zetter

G1=198 G2=175 G3=201 G4=225 G5=201

Vs

(138) Krista Pollanen

G1=231 G2=245 G3=199 G4=188 G5=196

(228) Kelly Kulick

G1=212

Vs

(175) Esther Cheah

G1=207

 

 

(170) Diana Zavjalova

G1=237

Vs

(179) Aseret Zetter

G1=212

(228) Kelly Kulick

G1=228

Vs

Diana Zavjalova

G1=226

(228) Kelly Kulick

Quarter-, Semi- and Finals - Men

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final Winner

(177) Syafiq Ridwan

G1=191 G2=204 G3=208 G4=232

Vs

(121) Andrés Gómez

G1=221 G2=222 G3=203 G4=235

(230) Chris Barnes

G1=247 G2=222 G3=245

Vs

(199) Khaled Al Dossari

G1=213 G=198 G3=195

 

 

(219) Martin Paulsson

G1=204 G2=227 G3=217

Vs

(141) Osku Palermaa

G1=204 G2=256 G3=265

(137) Stuart Williams

G1=234 G2=184 G3=183 G4=248 G5=235

Vs

(231) Thomas Jones

G1=209 G2=214 G3=265 G4=238 G5=237

(121) Andrés Gómez

G1=244

Vs

(230) Chris Barnes

G1=246

 

 

(141) Osku Palermaa

G1=199

Vs

(231) Thomas Jones

G1=259

(230) Chris Barnes

G1=212

Vs

(231) Thomas Jones

G1=198

(230) Chris Barnes

              

 

 

Best of 5 Rounds 1 & 2

Best of 5 Rounds 1 & 2 - Ladies

1st Round 2nd Round

(210) Daphne Tan

G1=192 G2=195 G3=216 G4=234 G5=225

Vs

(186) Wendy Kok

G1=192 G2=208 G3=203 G4=245 G5=257

(216) Joline Persson-Planefors

G1=253 G2=214 G3=228

Vs

(123) Myria Kastori

G1=181 G2=190 G3=180

(157) Hannah Cullen

G1=198 G2=166 G3=207

Vs

(175) Esther Cheah

G1=253 G2=233 G3=237

(176) Jacqueline Sijore

G1=187 G2=167 G3=192

Vs

(117) Isabelle Rioux

G1=203 G2=193 G3=204

 

 

(209) Cherie Tan

G1=227 G2=234 G3=214 G4=229 G5=206

Vs

(170) Diana Zavjalova

G1=182 G2=224 G3=249 G4=264 G5=216

(224) Daria Kovalova

G1=196 G2=203 G3=213 G4=192

Vs

(201) Luminita Farkas

G1=197 G2=205 G3=168 G4=198

(153) Nora Szabo

G1=196 G2=216 G3=218 G4=168 G5=201

Vs

(179) Aseret Zetter

G1=180 G2=234 G3=202 G4=236 G5=213

(138) Krista Pollanen

G1=259 G2=236 G3=212 G4=234

Vs

(162) Sarit Mizrachi

G1=199 G2=234 G3=226 G4=192

(228) Kelly Kulick

G1=264 G2=269 G3=238

Vs

(186) Wendy Kok

G1=222 G2=185 G3=192

(216) Joline Persson-Planefors

G1=222 G2=181 G3=199 G4=265 G5=268

Vs

(182) Sue Abela

G1=225 G2=211 G3=195 G4=214 G5=217

(233) Karen Marcano

G1=233 G2=206 G3=188 G4=176

Vs

(175) Esther Cheah

G1=191 G2=215 G3=243 G4=206

(117) Isabelle Rioux

G1=242 G2=213 G3=244 G4=205 G5=203

Vs

(229) Shannon O’Keefe

G1=268 G2=236 G3=218 G4=190 G5=255

 

 

(217) Rebecka Larsen

G1=247 G2=203 G3=223 G4=192

Vs

(170) Diana Zavjalova

G1=226 G2=226 G3=225 G4=203

(201) Luminita Farkas

G1=169 G2=180 G3=210 G4=183

Vs

(119) Clara Guerrero

G1=193 G2=193 G3=195 G4=247

(131) Britt Brondsted

G1=220 G2=212 G3=231

Vs

(179) Aseret Zetter

G1=223 G2=214 G3=257

(138) Krista Pollanen

G1=165 G2=227 G3=234 G4=256 G5=215

Vs

(204) Alena Korobkova

G1=227 G2=185 G3=245 G4=231 G5=214

Best of 5 Rounds 1 & 2 - Men

1st Round 2nd Round

(203) Catalin Gheorghe

G1=201 G2=201 G3=231 G4=241 G5=193

Vs

(192) Tore Torgersen

G1=242 G2=236 G3=193 G4=174 G5=198

(121) Andrés Gómez

G1=230 G2=235 G3=237 G4=217

Vs

(108) Falah Yusuf

G1=214 G2=236 G3=224 G4=216

(178) Zulmazran Zulkifli

G1=299 G2=205 G3=241 G4=246 G5=224

Vs

(140) Kimmo Lehtonen

G1=217 G2=236 G3=248 G4=235 G5=215

(199) Khaled Al Dossari

G1=195 G2=237 G3=216 G4=181

Vs

(168) Jassim Abbas

G1=200 G2=169 G3=167 G4=162

 

 

(103) Thomas Gross

G1=194 G2=171 G3=228 G4=256 G5=215

Vs

(218) Dennis Eklund

G1=214 G2=205 G3=213 G4=203 G5=194

(106) Mats Maggi

G1=192 G2=161 G3=186 G4=202

Vs

(105) Oliver Leroy

G1=185 G2=203 G3=204 G4=244

(144) Michael Holzapfel

G1=193 G2=186 G3=206

Vs

(137) Stuart Williams

G1=205 G2=258 G3=214

(134) Mahmoud Mazloum

G1=200 G2=204 G3=186

Vs

(132) Thomas Larsen

G1=221 G2=256 G3=212

(177) Syafiq Ridwan

G1=278 G2=220 G3=258 G4=238 G5=246

Vs

(192) Tore Torgersen

G1=195 G2=288 G3=277 G4=191 G5=194

(121) Andrés Gómez

G1=267 G2=236 G3=224

Vs

(169) Mohammed Kamel

G1=164 G2=175 G3=203

(230) Chris Barnes

G1=244 G2=228 G3=258 G4=277 G5=259

Vs

(178) Zulmazran Zulkifli

G1=279 G2=207 G3=278 G4=256 G5=236

(199) Khaled Al Dossari

G1=205 G2=242 G3=206

Vs

(136) Mat Miller

G1=183 G2=216 G3=202

 

 

(219) Martin Paulsson

G1=176 G2=234 G3=182 G4=205 G5=227

Vs

(103) Thomas Gross

G1=212 G2=189 G3=267 G4=203 G5=204

(105) Oliver Leroy

G1=225 G2=225 G3=195

Vs

(141) Osku Palermaa

G1=236 G2=245 G3=267

(150) Mak Cheuk Yin

G1=236 G2=211 G3=194

Vs

(137) Stuart Williams

G1=259 G2=228 G3=248

(132) Thomas Larsen

G1=243 G2=193 G3=192

Vs

(231) Thomas Jones

G1=267 G2=217 G3=20

 

Final Qualification


Ladies Final Qualification
No Player Country G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 G11 G12 HG AV TOT
1 (228) Kelly Kulick  United States 279 207 218 226 205 238 217 247 255 268 267 225 279 237.7 2852
2 (204) Alena Korobkova  Russia 278 166 233 206 221 266 245 245 181 203 224 223 278 224.3 2691
3 (217) Rebecka Larsen  Sweden 269 221 227 203 176 202 269 191 190 238 279 224 279 224.1 2689
4 (229) Shannon O’Keefe  United States 225 233 239 247 219 200 214 217 235 248 175 205 248 221.4 2657
5 (233) Karen Marcano  Venezuela 222 226 192 201 190 249 237 212 269 218 213 222 269 220.9 2651
6 (119) Clara Guerrero  Colombia 189 224 203 216 177 224 237 214 243 211 227 258 258 218.6 2623
7 (131) Britt Brondsted  Denmark 218 246 211 175 203 218 247 237 218 170 225 215 247 215.3 2583
8 (182) Sue Abela  Malta 223 203 195 189 189 182 210 269 264 207 245 207 269 215.3 2583
9 (216) Joline Persson-Planefors  Sweden 216 180 237 200 191 211 247 210 217 207 236 226 247 214.8 2578
10 (179) Aseret Zetter  Mexico 191 170 174 232 221 174 257 258 235 235 222 189 258 213.2 2558
11 (224) Daria Kovalova  Ukraine 214 173 219 184 224 236 225 246 166 224 267 177 267 212.9 2555
12 (175) Esther Cheah  Malaysia 179 235 189 190 236 266 220 193 199 203 199 221 266 210.8 2530
13 (176) Jacqueline Sijore  Malaysia 172 227 199 249 191 205 197 255 203 234 190 200 255 210.2 2522
14 (170) Diana Zavjalova  Latvia 222 208 216 226 246 192 224 235 186 195 169 202 246 210.1 2521
15 (138) Krista Pollanen  Finland 236 252 175 178 230 201 219 169 224 202 172 238 252 208.0 2496
16 (186) Wendy Kok  Netherlands 217 216 226 232 202 170 180 217 183 201 246 196 246 207.2 2486
17 (210) Daphne Tan  Singapore 207 235 189 179 231 199 196 196 192 223 223 212 235 206.8 2482
18 (162) Sarit Mizrachi  Israel 187 185 227 189 204 196 224 258 172 215 217 191 258 205.4 2465
19 (209) Cherie Tan  Singapore 177 200 197 186 217 239 203 191 213 233 213 184 239 204.4 2453
20 (117) Isabelle Rioux  Canada 204 222 178 200 216 184 184 181 181 252 223 224 252 204.1 2449
21 (157) Hannah Cullen  Ireland 181 247 169 224 169 212 220 217 203 236 155 216 247 204.1 2449
22 (201) Luminita Farkas  Romania 215 208 236 169 192 212 211 211 147 183 204 257 257 203.8 2445
23 (153) Nora Szabo  Hungary 164 174 164 205 168 170 205 211 222 269 257 229 269 203.2 2438
24 (123) Myria Kastori  Cyprus 211 200 166 204 193 202 178 247 191 204 182 257 257 202.9 2435
 
25 (139) Piritta Maja  Finland 205 172 210 185 173 199 202 235 214 252 190 193 252 202.5 2430
26 (190) Pat Torgersen  Norway 172 157 223 182 192 237 232 212 188 169 211 236 237 200.9 2411
27 (142) Laura Beuthner  Germany 249 194 172 211 202 199 160 214 172 206 192 224 249 199.6 2395
28 (232) Alicia Marcano  Venezuela 186 181 201 201 213 140 268 169 190 194 201 238 268 198.5 2382
29 (205) Evgeniya Smirnova  Russia 216 233 210 220 202 209 204 160 156 206 170 192 233 198.2 2378
30 (171) Jelena Celiseva  Latvia 181 177 224 180 193 177 171 190 212 237 222 194 237 196.5 2358
31 (120) Maria Rodriguez  Colombia 173 191 194 190 183 171 182 219 249 231 197 170 249 195.8 2350
32 (208) Tania Yusaf  Scotland 168 238 199 166 191 190 196 188 216 222 193 182 238 195.8 2349
33 (234) Christina Sanz  Catalonia 204 197 211 175 148 191 225 161 238 199 211 188 238 195.7 2348
34 (143) Nadine Geissler  Germany 222 180 185 233 216 179 188 159 206 206 178 191 233 195.3 2343
35 (185) Sophie van der Meer  Netherlands 168 220 192 182 180 156 232 221 203 213 154 205 232 193.8 2326
36 (166) Fabiana Baraldi  Italy 212 173 201 195 162 168 181 256 205 160 200 206 256 193.3 2319
37 (101) Ivonne Gross  Austria 204 201 172 170 207 218 180 211 185 195 204 171 218 193.2 2318
38 (189) Heidi Thorstensen  Norway 192 176 178 213 192 203 181 217 181 212 183 181 217 192.4 2309
39 (181) Melissa Swift  Malta 217 150 181 206 173 169 202 226 213 180 202 171 226 190.8 2290
40 (128) Petra Hanzlovska  Czech Republic 166 158 184 190 164 203 195 206 198 195 224 189 224 189.3 2272
41 (147) Nafsika Deligianni  Greece 160 151 192 182 171 201 234 196 197 233 192 160 234 189.1 2269
42 (135) Jo Allsebrook  England 170 164 184 193 139 147 182 193 230 194 216 192 230 183.7 2204
43 (163) Shahaf Antin  Israel 167 182 169 191 165 164 210 180 178 212 215 161 215 182.8 2194
44 (225) Oleksandra Iakunina  Ukraine 142 194 184 190 201 179 168 181 204 195 192 159 204 182.4 2189
45 (127) Jana Lebrova  Czech Republic 157 185 195 193 196 198 167 189 178 158 178 194 198 182.3 2188
46 (156) Aimee Kellegher  Ireland 120 122 202 187 180 163 188 188 219 213 204 193 219 181.6 2179
47 (124) Niki Schiza  Cyprus 154 183 184 191 225 168 177 212 180 141 194 155 225 180.3 2164
48 (196) Malgorzata Kiedrowska  Poland 208 178 201 235 165 153 156 206 187 151 152 165 235 179.8 2157
49 (152) Maria Toth  Hungary 189 157 205 161 160 192 169 174 165 190 191 183 205 178.0 2136
50 (146) Maria Isidorou  Greece 170 197 173 169 171 192 152 180 183 175 175 190 197 177.3 2127
51 (110) Alena Lazuta  Belarus 195 144 142 176 188 222 167 154 190 177 176 179 222 175.8 2110
52 (109) Aksana Sinitsa  Belarus 210 179 161 204 193 140 158 122 155 203 183 185 210 174.4 2093
53 (102) Teresa Oberkersch  Austria 206 141 138 148 152 195 150 192 195 180 196 186 206 173.3 2079
54 (114) Lucia Vieira  Brazil 148 158 176 144 203 155 201 155 161 164 166 195 203 168.8 2026
55 (133) Hala Shaarawi  Egypt 146 158 176 205 189 152 178 149 190 165 146 166 205 168.3 2020
56 (195) Felinda Gizybowska  Poland 146 122 144 195 133 152 169 212 144 248 171 177 248 167.8 2013
57 (113) Lea Castro  Brazil 147 199 190 157 143 196 154 161 177 148 156 164 199 166.0 1992
 
   Mens Final Qualification
No Player Country G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 G11 G12 HG AV TOT
1 (177) Syafiq Ridwan  Malaysia 223 277 239 191 211 238 236 258 215 247 211 227 277 231.1 2773
2 (231) Thomas Jones  United States 257 248 235 279 259 233 212 183 213 207 227 205 279 229.8 2758
3 (219) Martin Paulsson  Sweden 251 224 212 234 230 244 191 233 199 234 248 257 257 229.8 2757
4 (136) Mat Miller  England 224 236 237 246 216 246 258 170 215 227 247 213 258 227.9 2735
5 (230) Chris Barnes  United States 190 189 191 225 203 215 234 238 256 288 233 258 288 226.7 2720
6 (141) Osku Palermaa  Finland 256 225 236 246 213 230 202 196 243 245 201 218 256 225.9 2711
7 (150) Mak Cheuk Yin  Hong Kong 184 193 181 257 289 257 266 231 197 245 210 200 289 225.8 2710
8 (169) Mohammed Kamel  Kuwait 168 234 249 226 224 237 247 182 290 269 196 169 290 224.3 2691
9 (121) Andrés Gómez  Colombia 212 244 179 199 258 237 223 255 203 203 210 254 258 223.1 2677
10 (137) Stuart Williams  England 277 218 244 227 177 177 176 258 216 213 231 256 277 222.5 2670
11 (106) Mats Maggi  Belgium 199 180 203 203 224 267 214 223 244 269 239 203 269 222.3 2668
12 (140) Kimmo Lehtonen  Finland 216 227 215 195 194 225 268 249 234 217 257 166 268 221.9 2663
13 (199) Khaled Al Dossari  Qatar 233 245 266 168 213 180 165 171 243 246 236 268 268 219.5 2634
14 (218) Dennis Eklund  Sweden 205 209 234 205 214 209 225 246 215 201 198 234 246 216.3 2595
15 (134) Mahmoud Mazloum  Egypt 207 268 194 217 197 266 200 239 176 217 220 189 268 215.8 2590
16 (192) Tore Torgersen  Norway 179 217 255 192 218 214 201 223 186 231 243 217 255 214.7 2576
17 (203) Catalin Gheorghe  Romania 202 147 192 228 259 201 174 244 230 239 217 236 259 214.1 2569
18 (132) Thomas Larsen  Denmark 219 212 214 201 235 200 225 183 151 199 299 225 299 213.6 2563
19 (103) Thomas Gross  Austria 175 177 234 215 171 246 216 227 248 231 208 210 248 213.2 2558
20 (168) Jassim Abbas  Kuwait 213 161 212 221 188 170 212 235 214 267 216 236 267 212.1 2545
21 (178) Zulmazran Zulkifli  Malaysia 213 237 205 215 216 191 218 204 224 209 237 168 237 211.4 2537
22 (105) Oliver Leroy  Belgium 195 215 217 213 210 219 234 159 236 222 206 201 236 210.6 2527
23 (144) Michael Holzapfel  Germany 240 204 184 208 237 235 209 232 187 206 183 199 240 210.3 2524
24 (108) Falah Yusuf  Bahrain 226 167 245 214 198 158 203 183 257 243 217 205 257 209.7 2516
 
25 (151) Wu Siu Hong  Hong Kong 213 204 216 212 192 197 228 204 219 179 246 204 246 209.5 2514
26 (206) Sergey Isaev  Russia 169 247 214 228 229 195 224 203 186 247 187 182 247 209.3 2511
27 (145) Stephan Unger  Germany 179 210 188 159 226 269 211 201 184 227 177 279 279 209.2 2510
28 (200) Mansour Al Hajri  Qatar 199 180 154 236 198 181 182 257 199 190 289 243 289 209.0 2508
29 (191) Bjorn Einar Rudshagen  Norway 198 162 165 226 225 197 203 201 215 266 236 207 266 208.4 2501
30 (118) Dan MacLelland  Canada 194 204 183 189 199 247 204 215 194 239 203 224 247 207.9 2495
31 (165) Or Aviram  Israel 188 215 182 236 203 202 205 233 212 257 192 166 257 207.6 2491
32 (227) Oleksandr Kalika  Ukraine 185 243 181 183 167 190 238 198 212 204 279 199 279 206.6 2479
33 (149) Stavros Parasakis  Greece 192 209 208 209 166 171 216 225 225 253 222 182 253 206.5 2478
34 (226) Mykhaylo Kalika  Ukraine 211 182 201 192 216 190 222 201 203 238 208 205 238 205.8 2469
35 (214) Lukas Andrassy  Slovakia 181 192 231 195 169 231 195 216 202 170 239 236 239 204.8 2457
36 (198) Mariusz Musialik  Poland 150 212 137 202 246 213 192 215 194 215 258 222 258 204.7 2456
37 (158) Paul Stott  Ireland 167 220 225 196 201 204 210 190 158 245 243 195 245 204.5 2454
38 (167) Marco Reviglio  Italy 253 156 212 166 191 234 230 155 232 181 222 220 253 204.3 2452
39 (161) Hafthor Hardarson  Iceland 168 184 170 263 197 188 173 187 244 232 190 225 263 201.8 2421
40 (187) Jord van Weeren  Netherlands 198 146 148 174 229 231 213 224 238 204 204 203 238 201.0 2412
41 (107) Abdulla Fawaz  Bahrain 226 183 192 175 196 189 194 216 207 212 208 212 226 200.8 2410
42 (202) Romeo Gagenoiu  Romania 176 214 180 187 205 179 217 211 172 266 190 209 266 200.5 2406
43 (122) Jaime Monroy  Colombia 163 176 217 244 178 190 183 233 191 236 216 173 244 200.0 2400
44 (126) Orestis Papadopoulos  Cyprus 156 232 159 192 193 193 212 192 214 213 228 205 232 199.1 2389
45 (129) Jan Macek  Czech Republic 234 212 172 162 191 194 178 220 216 200 209 201 234 199.1 2389
46 (148) George Tziotis  Greece 217 214 248 194 193 184 139 204 201 229 170 196 248 199.1 2389
47 (164) Nati Volpert  Israel 211 202 184 222 180 181 224 205 198 213 164 189 224 197.8 2373
48 (116) Marcio Vieira  Brazil 201 209 181 213 212 156 168 191 223 170 212 212 223 195.7 2348
49 (183) Justin Scicluna  Malta 163 158 192 167 193 224 258 245 183 209 158 194 258 195.3 2344
50 (174) Linas Sasnauskas  Lithuania 169 201 200 224 176 201 188 233 221 181 162 188 233 195.3 2344
51 (172) Dmitrijs Cebotarjovs  Latvia 220 186 179 223 164 122 210 205 236 200 205 184 236 194.5 2334
52 (180) Roberto Silva  Mexico 209 193 139 179 174 232 244 184 184 204 169 205 244 193.0 2316
53 (188) Phil Hulst  Netherlands 177 160 188 197 190 201 234 167 188 202 210 194 234 192.3 2308
54 (111) Kanstantsin Karazeyey  Belarus 176 204 213 174 215 209 176 173 174 158 206 225 225 191.9 2303
55 (112) Pavel Sobolev  Belarus 187 182 186 194 214 160 161 179 172 179 200 258 258 189.3 2272
56 (184) Rankin Camilleri  Malta 178 206 175 151 163 206 202 190 225 159 201 215 225 189.3 2271
57 (223) Mohamed Almarzooqi  United Arab Emirates 147 202 231 188 190 197 184 161 151 211 206 187 231 187.9 2255
58 (212) Slavoljub Miljkovic  Serbia 224 190 146 205 213 197 166 181 182 195 159 194 224 187.7 2252
59 (130) Martin Siroky  Czech Republic 193 132 181 202 204 171 198 167 194 194 225 189 225 187.5 2250
60 (125) Andreas Karistianos  Cyprus 172 165 186 170 163 208 209 168 233 211 191 169 233 187.1 2245
61 (207) Anton Sharov  Russia 200 220 192 150 180 194 196 163 181 171 215 183 220 187.1 2245
62 (115) Guy Igliori  Brazil 245 125 216 202 193 193 186 186 178 197 156 165 245 186.8 2242
63 (155) Zoltan Skobrics  Hungary 218 205 191 180 159 200 148 188 187 189 177 178 218 185.0 2220
64 (215) Marek Keckes  Slovakia 157 177 153 202 189 225 201 218 171 189 168 170 225 185.0 2220
65 (173) Kestutis Gudauskas  Lithuania 185 174 216 145 200 175 176 213 237 183 147 158 237 184.1 2209
66 (197) Janusz Pietraszek  Poland 202 191 166 193 152 149 157 192 183 166 200 191 202 178.5 2142
67 (154) Janos Farkas  Hungary 141 180 187 180 166 165 205 189 161 206 166 166 206 176.0 2112
68 (222) Hamad Almajidi  United Arab Emirates 222 200 181 204 175 184 169 0 164 179 180 194 222 171.0 2052
69 (104) Thomas Tybl  Austria 179 222 200 165 186 198 168 210 180 215     222 192.3 1923
70 (220) Hichem Chemli  Tunisia 165 167 148 132 182 191 155 143 158 116 178 152 191 157.3 1887
71 (221) Khaled Meziou  Tunisia 161 150 156 138 161 114 151 180 163 157 177 136 180 153.7 1844
 

 

Videos and Photos

Videos and Photos will be posted during the event
 
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Live Streaming

Introducing

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andy_james_commentary.jpgdom_commentary.jpgThe live streaming team will be Andy James (Left) who works for the BBC and runs the PTBC bowling events and Talktenpin creator and content manager Dominic Gall (Right). The pair have worked on many Live Streams together including the London International, English Open and Navigators cup and this will be the second time they have streamed from the Galactica bowling centre in Limassol, Cyprus. This will be the first stream they have done under the new name of The Stream Team and have a few exciting things lined up not least filming the event in High Definition and using an ipad as a roving camera and commentary. 

Live streaming will appear on the link below

http://new.livestream.com/WTBA/Singles2012

Participants

ID Name Country Gender Status
103 Thomas Gross Austria (AUT) - Austria Male Player
104 Thomas Tybl Austria (AUT) - Austria Male Player
101 Ivonne Gross Austria (AUT) - Austria Female Player
102 Teresa Oberkersch Austria (AUT) - Austria Female Player
106 Mats Maggi Belgium (BEL) - Belgium Male Player
105 Oliver Leroy Belgium (BEL) - Belgium Male Player
107 Abdulla Fawaz Bahrain (BHR) - Bahrain Male Player
108 Falah Yusuf Bahrain (BHR) - Bahrain Male Player
111 Kanstantsin Karazeyey Belarus (BLR) - Belarus Male Player
112 Pavel Sobolev Belarus (BLR) - Belarus Male Player
109 Aksana Sinitsa Belarus (BLR) - Belarus Female Player
110 Alena Lazuta Belarus (BLR) - Belarus Female Player
115 Guy Igliori Brazil (BRA) - Brazil Male Player
116 Marcio Vieira Brazil (BRA) - Brazil Male Player
113 Lea Castro Brazil (BRA) - Brazil Female Player
114 Lucia Vieira Brazil (BRA) - Brazil Female Player
118 Dan MacLelland Canada (CAN) - Canada Male Player
117 Isabelle Rioux Canada (CAN) - Canada Female Player
234 Christina Sanz Catalonia (CAT) - Catalonia Female Player
121 Andrés Gómez Colombia (COL) - Colombia Male Player
122 Jaime Monroy Colombia (COL) - Colombia Male Player
119 Clara Guerrero Colombia (COL) - Colombia Female Player
120 Maria Rodriguez Colombia (COL) - Colombia Female Player
125 Andreas Karistianos Cyprus (CYP) - Cyprus Male Player
126 Orestis Papadopoulos Cyprus (CYP) - Cyprus Male Player
123 Myria Kastori Cyprus (CYP) - Cyprus Female Player
124 Niki Schiza Cyprus (CYP) - Cyprus Female Player
129 Jan Macek Czech Republic (CZE) - Czech Republic Male Player
130 Martin Siroky Czech Republic (CZE) - Czech Republic Male Player
127 Jana Lebrova Czech Republic (CZE) - Czech Republic Female Player
128 Petra Hanzlovska Czech Republic (CZE) - Czech Republic Female Player
132 Thomas Larsen Denmark (DNK) - Denmark Male Player
131 Britt Brondsted Denmark (DNK) - Denmark Female Player
134 Mahmoud Mazloum Egypt (EGY) - Egypt Male Player
133 Hala Shaarawi Egypt (EGY) - Egypt Female Player
136 Mat Miller England (ENG) - England Male Player
137 Stuart Williams England (ENG) - England Male Player
135 Jo Allsebrook England (ENG) - England Female Player
140 Kimmo Lehtonen Finland (FIN) - Finland Male Player
141 Osku Palermaa Finland (FIN) - Finland Male Player
138 Krista Pollanen Finland (FIN) - Finland Female Player
139 Piritta Maja Finland (FIN) - Finland Female Player
144 Michael Holzapfel Germany (GER) - Germany Male Player
145 Stephan Unger Germany (GER) - Germany Male Player
142 Laura Beuthner Germany (GER) - Germany Female Player
143 Nadine Geissler Germany (GER) - Germany Female Player
148 George Tziotis Greece (GRE) - Greece Male Player
149 Stavros Parasakis Greece (GRE) - Greece Male Player
146 Maria Isidorou Greece (GRE) - Greece Female Player
147 Nafsika Deligianni Greece (GRE) - Greece Female Player
150 Mak Cheuk Yin Hong Kong (HKG) - Hong Kong Male Player
151 Wu Siu Hong Hong Kong (HKG) - Hong Kong Male Player
154 Janos Farkas Hungary (HUN) - Hungary Male Player
155 Zoltan Skobrics Hungary (HUN) - Hungary Male Player
152 Maria Toth Hungary (HUN) - Hungary Female Player
153 Nora Szabo Hungary (HUN) - Hungary Female Player
158 Paul Stott Ireland (IRL) - Ireland Male Player
156 Aimee Kellegher Ireland (IRL) - Ireland Female Player
157 Hannah Cullen Ireland (IRL) - Ireland Female Player
161 Hafthor Hardarson Iceland (ISL) - Iceland Male Player
164 Nati Volpert Israel (ISR) - Israel Male Player
165 Or Aviram Israel (ISR) - Israel Male Player
162 Sarit Mizrachi Israel (ISR) - Israel Female Player
163 Shahaf Antin Israel (ISR) - Israel Female Player
167 Marco Reviglio Italy (ITA) - Italy Male Player
166 Fabiana Baraldi Italy (ITA) - Italy Female Player
168 Jassim Abbas Kuwait (KWT) - Kuwait Male Player
169 Mohammed Kamel Kuwait (KWT) - Kuwait Male Player
173 Kestutis Gudauskas Lithuania (LTU) - Lithuania Male Player
174 Linas Sasnauskas Lithuania (LTU) - Lithuania Male Player
172 Dmitrijs Cebotarjovs Latvia (LVA) - Latvia Male Player
170 Diana Zavjalova Latvia (LVA) - Latvia Female Player
171 Jelena Celiseva Latvia (LVA) - Latvia Female Player
177 Syafiq Ridwan Malaysia (MAS) - Malaysia Male Player
178 Zulmazran Zulkifli Malaysia (MAS) - Malaysia Male Player
175 Esther Cheah Malaysia (MAS) - Malaysia Female Player
176 Jacqueline Sijore Malaysia (MAS) - Malaysia Female Player
180 Roberto Silva Mexico (MEX) - Mexico Male Player
179 Aseret Zetter Mexico (MEX) - Mexico Female Player
183 Justin Scicluna Malta (MLT) - Malta Male Player
184 Rankin Camilleri Malta (MLT) - Malta Male Player
181 Melissa Swift Malta (MLT) - Malta Female Player
182 Sue Abela Malta (MLT) - Malta Female Player
187 Jord van Weeren Netherlands (NLD) - Netherlands Male Player
188 Phil Hulst Netherlands (NLD) - Netherlands Male Player
185 Sophie van der Meer Netherlands (NLD) - Netherlands Female Player
186 Wendy Kok Netherlands (NLD) - Netherlands Female Player
191 Bjorn Einar Rudshagen Norway (NOR) - Norway Male Player
192 Tore Torgersen Norway (NOR) - Norway Male Player
189 Heidi Thorstensen Norway (NOR) - Norway Female Player
190 Pat Torgersen Norway (NOR) - Norway Female Player
197 Janusz Pietraszek Poland (POL) - Poland Male Player
198 Mariusz Musialik Poland (POL) - Poland Male Player
195 Felinda Gizybowska Poland (POL) - Poland Female Player
196 Malgorzata Kiedrowska Poland (POL) - Poland Female Player
199 Khaled Al Dossari Qatar (QAT) - Qatar Male Player
200 Mansour Al Hajri Qatar (QAT) - Qatar Male Player
203 Catalin Gheorghe Romania (ROM) - Romania Male Player
202 Romeo Gagenoiu Romania (ROM) - Romania Male Player
201 Luminita Farkas Romania (ROM) - Romania Female Player
207 Anton Sharov Russia (RUS) - Russia Male Player
206 Sergey Isaev Russia (RUS) - Russia Male Player
204 Alena Korobkova Russia (RUS) - Russia Female Player
205 Evgeniya Smirnova Russia (RUS) - Russia Female Player
208 Tania Yusaf Scotland (SCO) - Scotland Female Player
209 Cherie Tan Singapore (SGP) - Singapore Female Player
210 Daphne Tan Singapore (SGP) - Singapore Female Player
212 Bertalan Puskas Serbia (SRB) - Serbia Male Player
214 Lukas Andrassy Slovakia (SVK) - Slovakia Male Player
215 Marek Keckes Slovakia (SVK) - Slovakia Male Player
218 Dennis Eklund Sweden (SWE) - Sweden Male Player
219 Martin Paulsson Sweden (SWE) - Sweden Male Player
216 Joline Persson-Planefors Sweden (SWE) - Sweden Female Player
217 Rebecka Larsen Sweden (SWE) - Sweden Female Player
220 Hichem Chemli Tunisia (TUN) - Tunisia Male Player
221 Khaled Meziou Tunisia (TUN) - Tunisia Male Player
222 Hamad Almajidi United Arab Emirates (UAE) - United Arab Emirates Male Player
223 Mohamed Almarzooqi United Arab Emirates (UAE) - United Arab Emirates Male Player
226 Mykhaylo Kalika Ukraine (UKR) - Ukraine Male Player
227 Oleksandr Kalika Ukraine (UKR) - Ukraine Male Player
224 Daria Kovalova Ukraine (UKR) - Ukraine Female Player
225 Oleksandra Iakunina Ukraine (UKR) - Ukraine Female Player
230 Chris Barnes United States (USA) - United States Male Player
231 Thomas Jones United States (USA) - United States Male Player
228 Kelly Kulick United States (USA) - United States Female Player
229 Shannon O’Keefe United States (USA) - United States Female Player
232 Alicia Marcano Venezuela (VEN) - Venezuela Female Player
233 Karen Marcano Venezuela (VEN) - Venezuela Female Player

 

Schedule

Schedule activities

Weekday Date From To Activity
Monday 17/09/2012 10.00 - Ball Check – entire day
10.00 - Unofficial Practice
Tuesday 18/09/2012 - - Last day of arrivals
10.00 - Ball Check – entire day
10.00 - Unofficial Practice
20.00 21.00 Team Managers Meeting
Official practice schedule
Wednesday 19/09/2012 09.00 19.00 Ball Check
08.15 09.00 Lane maintenance
09.00 10.00 Official Practice Squad 1
10.00 10.45 Lane Maintenance
10.45 11.45 Official Practice Squad 2
11.45 12.30 Lane Maintenance
12.30 13.30 Official Practice Squad 3
13.30 14.15 Lane Maintenance
14.15 15.15 Official Practice Squad 4
15.15 16.00 Lane Maintenance
16.00 17.00 Official Practice Squad 5
17.00 17.45 Lane Maintenance
17.45 18.45 Official Practice Squad 6
18.45 19.30 Break and line up
19.30 20.00 Opening Ceremony
Weekday Date From To Activity
Block 1
Thursday 20/09/2012 08.00 09.00

Lane Maintenance

09.00 12.30

Qualification Block 1, Squad 1

12.30 13.30

Lane Maintenance

13.30 17.00

Qualification Block 1, Squad 2

17.00 18.00

Lane Maintenance

18.00 21.30

Qualification Block 1, Squad 3

Friday 21/09/2012 09.00 12.30

Qualification Block 1, Squad 4

12.30 13.30

Lane Maintenance

13.30 17.00

Qualification Block 1, Squad 5

17.00 18.00

Lane Maintenance

18.00 21.30

Qualification Block 1, Squad 6

Block 2
Saturday 22/09/2012 08.00 09.00

Lane Maintenance

09.00 12.30

Qualification Block 2, Squad 2

12.30 13.30

Lane Maintenance

13.30 17.00

Qualification Block 2, Squad 3

17.00 18.00

Lane Maintenance

18.00 21.30

Qualification Block 2, Squad 1

Sunday 23/09/2012 08.00 09.00

Lane Maintenance

09.00 12.30

Qualification Block 2, Squad 5

12.30 13.30

Lane Maintenance

13.30 17.00

Qualification Block 2, Squad 6

17.00 18.00

Lane Maintenance

18.00 21.30

Qualification Block 2, Squad 4

Final steps
Monday 24/09/2012 08.00 09.00

Lane Maintenance

09.00 11.00

Final Step 1 (4 matches)

11.00 12.00

Lane Maintenance

12.00 14.00

Final Step 1 (4 matches)

14.00 15.00

Lane Maintenance

15.00 17.00

Final Step 2 (4 matches)

17.00 18.00

Lane Maintenance

18.00 20.00

Final Step 2 (4 matches)

The Finals
Tuesday 25/09/2012 08.00 09.00

Lane Maintenance

09.00 11.00

Final Step 3 (4 matches)

11.00 12.00

Break and lane maintenance

12.00 13.00

Women’s Semi Finals

13.00 14.00

Women’s Final

14.00 15.00

Men’s Semi Finals

15.00 16.00

Men’s Final

16.30 17.00

Medal Ceremonies

20.00 -

Banquet Dinner

Wednesday 26/09/2012 - - Departure

Venue

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Venue

 

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Galactica Bowling Centre

The Championship will be played in 24-lane Galactica Luna Park & Bowling.  The 2 floor center (12 + 12 lanes) was built in 2007 and since then has hosted all the major events of the Cyprus Bowling Federation. It is also the venue of the Navigators Cup.

Facilities:

The centre is divided in three floors, with restaurant and entertainment facilities on the ground floor, reception, 12 lanes, Pro-shop, dressing rooms and café on the first floor and reception, 12 lanes, dressing rooms, meeting rooms and café on the second floor.

The center will also turn different spaces into various function rooms during the WSC 2012, such as press area, VIP lounge and secretariat.

Food and drink possibilities:

The restaurant on the ground floor, as well as the café on the 1st and 2nd floors, will offer various hot meals as well as sandwiches, snack food, drinks and coffee during the championships. Both the cafés and the restaurant will be open in the morning and until a suitable time after the last squad each day.

Since it is our experience that many teams usually carry water, fruit and chocolate from various stores to the competition venue, such items will be offered at the centre, at reasonable prices, to assist team officials and to avoid the need for individual storage spaces in the centre.

Address and location:

Distance to the airports

About 50 minutes drive

 

Distance to downtown

About 10 minutes drive

 

Address

53, Archiepiskopu Makariou street

Mesa Yitonia Road,

Limassol 4003,

Cyprus.

 

Tel: +357 25728888

Fax: +357 257552888

 

E-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Website: www.galactica.com.cy

Technical specifications:

Number of lanes

24

Lane approach

Synthetic Brunswick Anvilane Pro approaches

Lane surface

Synthetic Brunswick Anvilane Pro lanes

Pin decks

Synthetic Brunswick Pro lanes

Pin setters

Brunswick GS-X

Pins

Brunswick 

Dressing equipment

Kegel

Lane conditioner and cleaner

Kegel

Lane cleaner

Kegel

Score system

Brunswick

Pattern length:

The pattern length used in the WSC 2012 is Medium.

The pattern used will be chosen by the WTBA Technical Delegate Pini Hershkovitz and informed in the Manager Meeting. Helping Mr. Hershkovitz will be Gus Falgien from Kegel and of course the Galactica lane maintenance crew.

Oil pattern:

All games will be played on one lane condition.

Pro Shop:

The Pro Shop in Galactica Bowling Centre is situated at the first floor. In the Pro Shop it is possible to buy balls, shoes, various equipment, shirts, etc.

For any enquiries or orders please contact the center directly.

 

 

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