Shannon Pluhowsky takes over lead in women's World Cup after 16 games


    2015 BWC

    Team USA member averages 217.56 to hold a 22-pin lead over Round 2 leader Sandra Gongora of Mexico



    The four World Cup champions competing at the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup: L-R Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic (2010, 11); Kerrie Ryan-Ciach, Canada (2003); Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia (2014) and Shannon Pluhowsky, USA (2002, 04).

    2015BWCShannonPluhowsky2.jpg2015BWCSandraGongora3.jpgTwo-time World Cup champion Shannon Pluhowsky (pictured left) of the host country United States posted the second-highest series on the second day of qualifying en route to take over the lead in women's Bowling World Cup after 16 of 24 games.

    Pluhowsky rolled games of 268, 235, 202, 201, 238, 235, 195 and 205 for 1779, an average of 222.38 for eight games, to leap from fifth place to the top of the leaderboard with 3481 16-game total and an overall average of 217.56.

    Pluhowsky holds a 22-pin lead over Sandra Gongora (right) of Mexico, who totaled 3459 pins (216.19). Gongora, who finished 9th in the 50th QubicaAMF World Cup last year after falling to Daria Kovalova of Ukraine in a roll-off for eighth place in the match play portion, led the second round with 1794 or an average of 224.25.

    2015BWCIsabelleHultin.jpg2015BWCSitiSafiyah.jpgGongora used games of 224, 252, 195, 247, 218, 222, 221 and 215 to leap from 10th to second place. Isabelle Hultin (left) of Sweden, who started the day in fourth place, found herself in the pole position after six games (14 overall), including games of 216, 245, 213, 200, 256 and 245, but fell behind when she suffered a 148 in the penultimate game of the day.

    Hultin closed out with 214 for 1737 series to move up one spot into third place with 3448 total. Siti Safiyah Amirah (right) of Malaysia posted the third-highest 1769 series, including high games of 256 and 265, to leap from seventh to fourth place on 3444.

    2015BWCClaraJulianaGuerrero3.jpg2015BWCMariaBulanova.jpgDefending World Cup champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (left) of Colombia rollercoastered her way through the second day with four games over and four games under 200 for 1699 to slip from second to fifth place with 3436.

    Maria Bulanova (right) of Russia leaped from 12th to sixth place behind the fourth-highest 1745 series, including a final game of 277. The 17-year-old, who won the women's title in the European Champions Cup last month, has totaled 3392 pins.

    Misaki Mukotani (below left) of Japan fell one spot to seventh place with 3365 behind a 1681 series today. Sanna Pasanen (below right) of Finland closed her block with 222, 234, 234 and 223 and 1706 to jump from 19th to eighth place with 3326 and an average of 207.88.

    2015BWCMisakiMukotani.jpg2015BWCSannaPasanen.jpgDay one leader and two-time World Cup champion, Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic, was in 24th place in the Round 2 standings with 1557 (194.63) to fall 10 spots into 11th place with 3295.

    The fourth World Cup champion in the field, Kerrie Ryan-Ciach of Canada used a 1704 series to move from 21st to 13th place with 3267.

    With the final eight games to go on Tuesday before the first cut, Catherine Durieux of Belgium holds the 24th and final spot to advance with 3107 (194.19). Durieux, who started the second block in eighth place fell 16 spots behind a 1434 series (179.25).

    2015BWCLogo.jpg 2015BWCCatherineDurieux.jpgAll competitors at the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will bowl 24 qualifying games over three days, Sunday thru Tuesday, before the field is cut to the top 24 for eight additional games on Wednesday morning.

    The 32-game pinfall totals will determine the 8 players for the round-robin match-play portion on Thursday morning, after which the top three will advance to the stepladder finals based on their 40-game totals scheduled for 12.30 p.m.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif will provide onsite coverage of the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Las Vegas including reports, photos and results after each round.

    Onsite coverage will commence on Saturday, November 14th with the opening ceremony and concludes on Thursday 19th with the stepladder finals.

    The United States Bowling Congress will provide live streaming on BowlTV.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg BowlTV Live Schedule:
    (All times Eastern; subject to change)
    Nov. 15, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Qualifying Round 1
    Nov. 16, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Qualifying Round 2
    Nov. 17, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Qualifying Round 3
    Nov. 18, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Round of 24
    Nov. 19, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Round of 8
    Nov. 19, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Stepladder Finals


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    51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Women after 2/3 Rounds of Qualifying

    BWC Tie Rules:
    In the event of a tie of total pinfall during games 1 through to 32, the player with the highest last game will take the higher position.

    In the event of a tie for 24th place in Qualifying, 8th place in the Round of 24, and third place in match play, the following WTBA rule applies:

    (a) One-game roll-off or, if this resultss in a further tie then:

    (b) 9th and 10th frame roll-off.

    In the event of during the round robin match play, the win bonus will be divided equally.

    In the event of a tie during the semi-final and final knockout matches, a two-frame roll-off consisting of a 9th and 10th frame will be held to determine the winner.


    51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Women Round 2 Qualifying