USA's McEwan, Kulick earn the No. 1 seed for the Doubles Medal Round in Abu Dhabi


    2015 WWC

    Denmark's Mai Ginge Jensen/Britt Brøndsted remain in second place; the typical suspects Korea and Singapore lead Squad 2 to move into third and fourth place


    Overall leader in Doubles at the 2015 Women's World Championships:
    L-R Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick, United States

    2015WWCBrittBrondstedMaiGingeJensen.jpgSquad 1 leaders Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick, United States, and Denmark's Mai Ginge Jensen and Britt Brøndsted (pictured left, r-l) remained atop the leaderboard in the Doubles preliminaries en route to earn the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the medal round at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

    The Americans toppled 2843 pins on short oil (36 ft. Los Angeles) to lead the field of 70 doubles with an average of 236.92. The Danes were 31 pins behind in second place with 2812 (234.33).

    2015WWCSharonKohVictoriaChin.jpgThe top 3 of Squad 2 battled it out for the last two spots in the medal round. Heading into the last game Victoria Chin and Sharon Koh (right, r-l) of Malaysia (2337), Trios World Champion Son Hyerin and Singles World Champion Jeon Eunhee of Korea (2335) and two-time silver medalists Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng of Singapore (2324) were within 13 pins.

    2015WWCJeonEunheeSonHyerin.jpgWhen the dust had settled, the typical suspects Korea and Singapore had booked the finals. The Koreans (l-r Eunhee and Hyerin) posted a 451 last game to secure third place with 2784 (232.00). They meet the Danes in the semi-final and aim at their third gold medal in as many events.

    2015WWCCherieTanShaynaNg.jpgFinishing first the Malaysians closed with 437 for 2774 (231.17) which gave the Singaporeans a chance to overtake them by three pins if both players would strike out in the last frame.

    Both, Tan and Ng (right, r-l), got a double and a nine-count to beat out Chin and Koh for the last spot in the medal round by just one pin with 2775 (231.25).

    The Singaporeans, who finished second in Singles and Trios, make their third consecutive medal round appearance. With 18 of 24 games in the books, Tan leads the 147 players from 30 countries in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) with 4174 and an average of 231.89. Ng is second with 4158, with Liz Johnson, USA in third at 4153 and Eunhee fourth on 4151.

    The top four doubles advance to the medal round which is scheduled to start on Thursday at 6 p.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) with the semi-finals (No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 meets No. 3). The winners will bowl for gold and silver while the losers both receive bronze.

    2015WWCLogo.jpg The 2015 Women's World Championships will be held from December 5-14 at Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    147 players from 30 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the seven-day competition.

    In accordance with the WTBA Playing Rules, the 2015 Women's World Championships will be contested on two lane conditioning pattern, the 36 ft. Los Angeles pattern and the 43 ft. Tokyo pattern.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg BowlingdigitalBanner.gif will provide onsite coverage of the 2015 Women's World Championships from Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi including reports, photos and results, while bowling fans around the world will be able to watch all qualifying rounds, semifinals and finals live on BowlTV.


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