Francois Louw continues to lead as men's field is cut to top 8


    2015 BWC

    South African has a 129-pin buffer heading into the Thursday's match play round



    Francois Louw (pictured above) of South Africa widened his lead to 139 pins as the men's field at the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup was cut to the top eight players at the conclusion of the Round of 24 Wednesday morning at Sam's Town bowling center in Las Vegas.

    2015BWCWuSiuHong2.jpg2015BWCPaulStott.jpgLouw rolled games of 258, 165, 202, 246, 259, 238, 207 and 204 for 1779, the fourth highest eight-game block of the day, and 7130 overall, an average of 222.81 for 32-games. The South African missed two single-pin spares at the end of the last game, otherwise, his lead would have been even bigger.

    Due to the two misses, Wu Siu Hong (pictured left) of Hong Kong narrowed the gap by 29 pins in the last game en route to claim second place with 1773 and 6991 (218.47). Wu, who started the day in third place, overtook Team USA's Kamron Doyle, who slipped all the way out of the top 8 to 12th place.

    2015BWCAlexeyParshukov2.jpg2015BWCRafiqIsmail3.jpgPaul Stott Jr. (above right) of Ireland, who was in fifth place in all three rounds of the qualifying, used a 1724 series to leap into third place with 6903. The top 3 after Thursday's match play round will battle it out for the title in the stepladder finals.

    Just outside the box looking in was Alexei Parshukov (left) of Russia, who moved from sixth to fourth place with 1681 and 6847 total.

    Malaysian lefty Rafiq Ismail (right), who barely qualified for the round of 24 in 23rd place, averaged 243.75 to rocket into fifth place with 6834. Rafiq, who out averaged his nearest competitor in the round by more than 18 pins, fired games of 245, 268, 224, 237, 205, 277, 239 and 255 for an eight-game series of 1950.

    2015BWCJarisGoh8.jpg2015BWCRyanLalisang.jpgSixth place belonged to first and second-round leader Jaris Goh (left) of Singapore with 6813, who dropped to spots behind a 1612 series.

    Asian Games gold medalist Ryan Lalisang (right) of Indonesia averaged 225.50 for the day and used the second-best 1804 series to leap from 14th to seventh place on 6809.

    Tomoyuki Sasaki (below left) of Japan beat out Swedish youngster Markus Jansson (right) for the eighth and last place to advance by mere 16 pins, 6808 to 6792.

    2015BWCTomoyukiSasaki2.jpg2015BWCMarkusJansson3.jpgThe top 8 men will return on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) for eight games of round robin match play (to be played simultaneously with the women) before the cut to the top 3 players who will advance to the stepladder finals starting at 12.30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

      All 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 commenced 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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    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.