Diandra Asbaty wins 3rd Squad and Qualifying in World Ranking Masters

    04/29/05

    2005 World Ranking Masters

    Standings after 24 Games

     Defending champion Diandra Asbaty from the United States averaged 249,25 on the final day of qualifying in the 5th World Ranking Masters at Kegel Training Center in Lakes Wales, FL, to take the No. 1 seed for the best-of-three-game single elimination finals.

    Asbaty shot a 1994, 8-geme series to finish qualifying spread over three days on multiple lane condition with 5458, 24-game total and an average of 227,42. She earned 1,000 Dollar for leading the third squad on short oil (35 feet) and long oil (43 feet) on alternate lanes and another 1,000 Dollar as the qualifying winner.

    The Team USA member will take on 8th seeded Sara Vargas from Colombia, who hit the cutoff number for the top 8 with 5208, a 217 average. Vargas, who was never among the top 8 till the penultimate game, finished with games of 249 and 223 to shut out Asian ranking champion Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, who missed the cut by 41 pins to finish 9th.

     Reija Lunden from Finland (pictured), who won the eight games on short oil and led till game #19, battled it out for second place with Swede Helen Johnsson. With a 234-score in the final game Lunden secured the No. 2 spot with 5344 pinfall total and an average of 222,67. She will meet Wendy Chai from Malaysia in the quarterfinals. The Asian Tournament of Champions winner, who started the day in 12th position, ended up in 7th place with 5215 pinfall total behind the second-best 1824-series (228 avg.) today.

    Johnsson took the third seed with 5230 or an average of 221,67. The Swede, who was the third-best player of the day with 1810 (226,25), faces the second Colombian player in the top 8, Clara Juliana Guerrero. Guerrero, who won the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships with Wichita State University last week, shot 1795 (224,38) today to help grab the 6th place with total pinfall of 5238, an average 218,25.

    The 4th quarterfinal match features the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players from the 2005 European Bowling Tour, Kamilla Kjeldsen and Martina Beckel. Kjeldsen, Denmark, the reigning European ranking champion finished 15 pins ahead of her rival in fourth place with 5287 (220,29). Beckel, a 1991 World Champion in Singles, averaged 219,67 and felled 5272 pins to land in fifth place.

     Each of the three WTBA Zones - Europe (4), America (3) and Asia (1) - is represented in the finals. The top eight return on Friday for the quarterfinals and semi-finals, both best-of-three-game single elimination match play. The TV finals will be staged on Saturday. The winner of this prestigious title will earn $10,000. Zulkifli and Jönsson earned $1,000 and $500, respectively, for finishing in 9th and 10th place.

    The pictures shows the top ten qualifying leaders with Asian Bowling Federation Honorary Lifetime President, Vivien Fung, Hong Kong. L-R Jönsson, Zulkifli, Vargas, Chai Guerrero, Fung, Beckel, Kjeldsen, Johnsson, Lunden and Asbaty. Click on the picture to enlarge it.


    Women's Division - Standings after the 3rd Block (short/long oil)
    Players with position, country, 24-game total (block 1-2-3) and average

    1. Diandra Asbaty, USA, 5458, 227,42
    2. Reija Lunden, Finland, 5344, 222,67
    3. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 5320, 221,67
    4. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 5287, 220,29
    5. Martina Beckel, Germany, 5272, 219,67
    6. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 5238, 218,25
    7. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 5215, 217,29
    8. Sara Vargas, Colombia, 5208, 217,00

    Missed Cut:
    9. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 5167, 215,29, $1,000
    10. Eva Jönsson, Sweden, 5139, 214,13, $500
    11. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, 5084, 211,83
    12. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, 5037, 209,88
    13. Zara Glover, England, 5032, 209,67
    14. Sarah Yap, Malaysia, 4958, 206,58
    15. Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 4900, 204,17
    16. Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 4893, 203,88
    17. Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 4865, 202,71
    18. Alice Tay, Singapore, 4804, 200,17
    19. Virginia Bello, Dominican Republic, 4789, 199,54
    20. Evelyn Chan, Singapore, 4769, 198,71
    21. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 4767, 198,63
    22. Jennifer Tan, Singapore, 4758, 198,25
    23. Annie Henriquez, Dominican Republic, 4653, 193,88
    24. Nina Flack, Sweden, 4584, 191,00
    25. Patricia Ciotti, Venezuela, 4435, 184,79

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    Diandra Asbaty widens lead after 22 games

    Diandra_Asbaty_5154.jpg Diandra Asbaty from the United States added games of 245 and 237 to her 1021-score after four games to widen her lead to 60 pins after 22 of 24 qualifying games. With the final two games to go before the cut to the top 8 players, Asbaty toppled 4967 pins, an average of 225,77.

    Reija Lunden is back in second place with 4907, with Swede Helen Johnsson in third with 4877 and Germany's Martina Beckel fourth with 4858. Rounding out the top 8 are Kamilla Kjeldsen, Clara Guerrero, Wendy Chai and Shalin Zulkifli. Colombia's Sara Vargas is mere 16 pins off the pace in 9th place but Liza Del Rosario in 10th position is trailing Zulkifli already by 77 pins. All other players seem to be out of the race with more than 100 pins off the top 8.

    Women's Division - Third Block (short/long oil)
    Players with position, country, 22-game total and average

    1. Diandra Asbaty, USA, 4967, 225,77
    2. Reija Lunden, Finland, 4907, 223,05
    3. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 4877, 221,68
    4. Martina Beckel, Germany, 4858, 220,82
    5. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 4817, 218,95
    6. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 4790, 217,73
    7. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 4788, 217,64
    8. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 4752, 216,00
    9. Sara Vargas, Colombia, 4736, 215,27
    10. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, 4675, 212,50
    11. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, 4644, 211,09
    12. Eva Jönsson, Sweden, 4638, 210,82
    13. Zara Glover, England, 4616, 209,82
    14. Sarah Yap, Malaysia, 4558, 207,18
    15. Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 4526, 205,73
    16. Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 4522, 205,55
    17. Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 4450, 202,27
    18. Alice Tay, Singapore, 4429, 201,32
    19. Jennifer Tan, Singapore, 4359, 198,14
    20. Virginia Bello, Dominican Republic, 4326, 196,64
    21. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 4315, 196,14
    22. Evelyn Chan, Singapore, 4275, 194,32
    23. Nina Flack, Sweden, 4250, 193,18
    24. Annie Henriquez, Dominican Republic, 4248, 193,09
    25. Patricia Ciotti, Venezuela, 4088, 185,82


    Diandra Asbaty shoots into lead after 20 games

    Diandra_Asbaty_5154.jpg Defending champion Diandra Asbaty is on fire on the third and final day of qualifying in the women's World Ranking Masters. The Team USA member, who won the event in 2004 in Moscow, Russia, started the final 8-game block before the cut to the top 8 players with games of 256, 270, 216 and 279.

    With her 1021, 4-game pinfall total Asbaty overtook Swede Helen Johnsson with 4485, 20-game total and average of 224,25. Johnsson, who edged previous leader Reija Lunden from Finland after the third game today, sits in second place with 4467. Lunden slipped to third with 4436.

    Asbaty holds the lead for the daily 1,000 Dollar bonus for the squad leader. After 8 games on short oil (35 ft.) and 8 games on long oil (43 ft.) the women have to bowl today on both conditions - one lane short and one lane long. Johnsson is currently second with 957, and Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 928.


    Women's Division - Third Block (short/long oil)
    Players with position, country, 20-game total and average

    1. Diandra Asbaty, USA, 4485, 224,25
    2. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 4467, 223,35
    3. Reija Lunden, Finland, 4436, 221,80
    4. Martina Beckel, Germany, 4396, 219,80
    5. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 4376, 218,80
    6. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 4342, 217,10
    7. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, 4321, 216,05
    8. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 4319, 215,95
    9. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 4303, 215,15
    10. Sara Vargas, Colombia, 4257, 212,85
    11. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, 4234, 211,70
    12. Zara Glover, England, 4213, 210,65
    13. Eva Jönsson, Sweden, 4200, 210,00
    14. Sarah Yap, Malaysia, 4155, 207,75
    15. Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 4140, 207,00
    16. Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 4114, 205,70
    17. Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 4097, 204,85
    18. Alice Tay, Singapore, 4045, 202,25
    19. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 3993, 199,65
    20. Virginia Bello, Dominican Republic, 3971, 198,55
    21. Annie Henriquez, Dominican Republic, 3922, 196,10
    22. Jennifer Tan, Singapore, 3889, 194,45
    (tie) Evelyn Chan, Singapore, 3889, 194,45
    24. Nina Flack, Sweden, 3821, 191,05
    25. Patricia Ciotti, Venezuela, 3699, 184,95


    Defending champion Diandra Asbaty comes up strong

    Team USA's Diandra Asbaty came out the gates quickly this morning firing games off 256 and 270 on the third and final day of qualifying in the women's World Ranking Masters at the Kegel Bowling Center in Lake Wales, FL. Today's oil pattern features one lane short (35 ft.) and one lane long oil (43 ft.).

    Helen_Johnsson_5125.jpg The defending champion leads the squad with 526 and moved into third place overall with 3990, mere 28 pins behind leader Reija Lunden and 13 pins behind second-placed Helen Johnsson (pictured). Rounding out the top 8, who will advance to the finals after the first cut are 4. Martina Beckel, Germany 5. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark 6. Clara Guerrero, Colombia 7. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines and 8. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia. Wendy Chai shot a 280-game in the second to leap into 9th place.


    Women's Division - Third Block (short/long oil)
    Players with position, country, 18-game total and average

    1. Reija Lunden, Finland, 4018, 223,22
    2. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 4003, 222,39
    3. Diandra Asbaty, USA, 3990, 221,67
    4. Martina Beckel, Germany, 3987, 221,50
    5. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 3939, 218,83
    6. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 3876, 215,33
    7. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, 3870, 215,00
    8. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 3863, 214,61
    9. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 3857, 214,28
    10. Sara Vargas, Colombia, 3830, 212,78
    11. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, 3818, 212,11
    12. Eva Jönsson, Sweden, 3793, 210,72
    13. Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 3783, 210,17
    14. Zara Glover, England, 3769, 209,39
    15. Sarah Yap, Malaysia, 3726, 207,00
    16. Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 3723, 206,83
    17. Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 3680, 204,44
    18. Alice Tay, Singapore, 3670, 203,89
    19. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 3605, 200,28
    20. Virginia Bello, Dominican Republic, 3590, 199,44
    21. Annie Henriquez, Dominican Republic, 3537, 196,50
    22. Evelyn Chan, Singapore, 3491, 193,94
    23. Jennifer Tan, Singapore, 3462, 192,33
    24. Nina Flack, Sweden, 3453, 191,83
    25. Patricia Ciotti, Venezuela, 3318, 184,33