Shayna Ng averages 250 in round 3 qualifying to take over pole position in World Cup


    2012 BWC

    Singaporean shoots the highest five-game series of all 151 bowlers to take a 139-pin lead in women's division; cut for 24th place is a 196.13 average

    2012BWCShaynaNg.jpgShayna Ng (pictured left) of Singapore posted her second consecutive 1200-series in Wednesday's qualifying round three to take over pole position in the women's division at the 48th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland.

    The member of the Singaporean national team, who used a 1215 series Tuesday to leap into third place, averaged 249.80 and posted the tournament high 1249 series to lead the field of 69 players into the last qualifying day with 3551 total and an average of 236.73 over 15 games.

    The silver and bronze medalist at the 2011 World Championships started the day with a 279 game and added 247, 262 and 245 before she slowed down a little bit and closed out with 216.

    2012BWCKirstenPenny.jpg2012BWCAumiGuerra5.jpgTrailing by 139 pins to sit in second place was Kirsten Penny (left) of England with 3412 and an average of 227.47.

    The multiple world and European champion had four games between 221 and 246 before a low game of 173 ended her string of 14 consecutive 200-plus games.

    Previous leader, two-time defending champion Aumi Guerra (right) of the Dominican Republic, had a solid 1058 series despite low games of 157 and 188, but slipped to third place with 3402 (226.80).

    2012BWCJanineGabel3.jpg2012BWCHeidiThorstensen2.jpgPlaces four and five belonged to Janine Gabel (left) of Germany and Heidi Thorstensen (right) of Norway, who rolled two of the six 1100-plus series Wednesday.

    The German national team member used four games between 223 and 247 for the third-best 1146 series en route to move from fifth to fourth place with 3366 (224.40).

    Thorstensen, a member of the Norwegian national team, had high games of 254, 243 and 233 in the second-highest 1149 series to leap three spots into fifth place with 3325 (221.67).

    2012BWCKristaPollanen.jpg2012BWCRebeckaLarsen3.jpgWorld Games and European Champions Cup gold medalist Krista Pöllänen (left) of Finland used an 1103 series to move from seventh to sixth place with 3296 (219.73).

    Danielle McEwan, United States, who rolled the first 300 game of the 48th World Cup and her personal first sanctioned perfecto Tuesday, slipped from fourth to seventh place with 3284 (218.93) behind a 1024 set.

    Rounding out the 8 was two-time European champion Rebecka Larsen (right) with 3276 (218.40). The Swedish representative, who fell from third to ninth place in the second block, had an 1107 series Wednesday on her way back to the top 8.

    2012BWCMilkiNg2.jpg2012BWCJuliaLam.jpgJust outside the top 8, who will survive the second cut, was Dani√ęlle van der Meer of the Netherlands with 3252. Patricia de Faria of Venezuela rolled 1107 to leap two spots into 10th place with 3236.

    Hong Kong's Milki Ng (left) posted the fourth-best 1120 series including games between 211 and 238 to jump from 23rd to 16th place with 3094. Julia Lam (right) of Macau used a 997 series to leap four spots into 24th place with 2942 and an average of 196.13.

    The women return on Thursday for the fourth and last qualifying block starting at 8 a.m. (Squad A) and 11.30 p.m. (Squad B) local time (CET). The 69-player field will then be trimmed to the top 24 players.

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    2012BWCLogo_small.jpg The 2012 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held from Nov. 26 to Dec 1 at 24-lane Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. It marks the first time since its inception in 1965 in Dublin, Ireland that the BWC visits Poland.

    151 players, 82 men and 69 women, representing 84 countries participate in the 48th edition of the event. The men were split into three squads (A, B and C) while the women's division features two squads (A and B).

    All players will bowl four five-game blocks of qualifying over four days beginning Monday, Nov. 26. The women's squads are sandwiched between the men's squads. After 20 games, the field will be cut to the top 24 for eight additional games on Friday, Nov. 30.

    The top eight men and the top 8 women after 28 games advance to eight games round robin match play Saturday morning, Dec. 1, where the field will be paired down to the top three for the stepladder finals starting at 1 p.m. CET (7 a.m. EST).


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