Qualifying

2009 BWC

11/19/09

Choi holds dominating lead as men's field is cut to 24 in 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

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2009BWCChoiYongKyu3_small.jpg2009BWCSonnyReguerra_small.jpgDay two leader Choi Yong-Kyu (l.), Korea, averaged 248.25 in the final qualifying block to widen his lead from 53 to 286 pins as the men's field was cut to the top 24 in the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka, Malaysia. Choi felled 5652 pins, an average of 235.50 over 24 games. Sonny Reguerra (r.), New Zealand, beat out 4-time World Cup champ Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, for the 24th and final spot to advance by three pins, 4963 to 4960.


2009 BWC

11/18/09

Choi Yong-Kyu moves to the top of the men's leaderboard after 16 games

Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

2009BWCLarsenChoiZulkifli_small.jpgKorea's Choi Yong-Kyu (center) moved up one spot during the second qualifying block Tuesday morning at MIBC in Melaka, Malaysia, en route to overtake the lead in the men's division of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after 16 games with 3666 pinfall total and an average of 229.13. Last's year's runner-up Martin Larsen (l.), Sweden, and second runner-up Zulmazran Zulkifli (r.), Malaysia,moved into second and third place, while Day One leader Michael Schmidt, Canada, slipped to 9th place.


2009 BWC

11/17/09

Former World Cup champion Schmidt leads Men's Division after Qualifying Block 1/3

Melaka International Bowling Center in Melaka, Malaysia (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

2009BWCMichaelSchmidt2_small.jpg2005 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup champion Michael Schmidt (pictured left), Canada, overtook the lead in the men's division after the first qualifying round of the 45th edition in Melaka, Malaysia, with 1880 8-game total and an average of 235.00. The Canadian holds a slim lead over Choi Yong-Kyu, Korea, who had 1978 and last year's runner-up Martin Larsen, Sweden, with 1838. 46-time PBA champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., United States, had a slow start with 1617, good for 36th place in the 87-player field.

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