Shayna Ng refuses to fall in Round of 24 at 48th Bowling World Cup


    2012 BWC

    Singaporean maintains 28-pin lead as the women's field was cut to the top 8 for Saturday's round robin match play

    2012BWCShaynaNg3.jpg2012BWCKirstenPenny.jpgQualifying leader Shayna Ng (pictured left) of Singapore refused to fall during the eight-game Round of 24 at the 48th Bowling World Cup en route to lead the top eight players into Saturday's round robin match play at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

    Ng averaged 229 and posted the third-best 1832 series to maintain her lead with 6491 total and an average of 231.84 for 28 games.

    Kirsten Penny (right) of England, a multiple world and European champion, finished her set with 248, 289 and 232 for the second-best 1903 to narrow the gap to Ng to 29 pins. Penny, who sits in second place for the fifth consecutive round, totaled 6463 (230.82).

    2012BWCAumiGuerra5.jpg2012BWCRebeckaLarsen.jpgTwo-time defending champion Aumi Guerra (left) of the Dominican Republic used high games of 289, 288 and 279 for the field-best 1932 series, an average of 241.50, to hold on to third place with 6442 (230.07).

    There was a bigger gap between third and fourth place. Two-time European champion Rebecka Larsen (right) of Sweden started her 1803 series (225.38) with six games between 212 and 268 but finished with back-to-back 190s to fall 170 pins behind Guerra with 6272 (224.00).

    2012BWCDanielleMcEwan2.jpg2012BWCKristaPollanen.jpgTeam USA's Danielle McEwan (left), who rolled the tournament's lone 300 game in qualifying, leaped one spot to fifth place with 6239 (222.82). There is also a bigger gap between McEwan and sixth place Krista Pöllänen (right) of Finland.

    The World Games champion finished her 17778 series with a 250 game to move into sixth place with 6162 (220.17) just ten pins ahead of Janine Gabel (below left), who fell from fifth to seventh place with 6152 (219.71).

    2012BWCJanineGabel3.jpg2012BWCSinLiJane.jpgThe only player, who moved into the top eight in the Round of 24 was Malaysia's Sin Li Jane (right), who used a high game of 279 for 1798 (224.75) to leap from 10th to 8th place with 6099 and an overall average of 217.83.

    Sin Li's feat came at the expense of Norway's Heidi Thorstensen (below right), who fell from eighth to ninth place with 6017 (214.89).

    The top 8 women will return on Saturday for round robin match play starting at 8 a.m. CET with the pinfall total being carried forward. The top three will bowl for title in the stepladder finals on Saturday afternoon.

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    2012BWCLogo_small.jpg 2012BWCHeidiThorstensen3.jpgThe 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 picture on the left shows the top 24 women. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    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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    Women's Round of 24

    The top 8 after 28 games advance to round robin match play.