Liz Johnson leads top 8 players into Masters Match Play


    2015 WWC

    Top 8 after 30 games bowl seven games of match play (20 bonus per win); Top 4 will advance to the medal round

    2015WWCMastersLizJohnson.jpg2015WWCMastersShaynaNg.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured left) from the United States, who rolled a 300 game in the title match to lead Team USA to the gold medal in the Team event last evening, averaged 214.83 for six games on dual lane condition (left lane dressed with long oil, right lane with short oil) to move up one spot and take the lead after the first round of the Masters event at the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    Johnson has totaled 6875 for 30 game and an overall average of 229.17 to lead the top 8 athletes in to the seven-game match play round (20 pins bonus per win; 10 for a tie). Johnson rolled games of 241, 235, 236, 159, 202 and 216 Sunday morning at Khalifa International Bowling Center to beat out All-Events champion Shayna Ng (right) for the top spot by 20 pins.

    2015WWCMastersJeonEunhee.jpgNg, who became the first women's world champion from Singapore added 1268 to sit in second place with 6855 (211.33).

    2015WWCMastersCherieTan.jpgCherie Tan (left) of Singapore, who, with Shayna Ng, made all four medal rounds All-Events (Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) in this Championships, and Singles champion Jeon Eunhee (right) are tied for third place at 6808 (226.93).

    In her first appearance for Team USA at World Championships, Doubles and Team champion Danielle McEwan (below left) posted the second-best 1428 series to leap one spot into fifth place with 4805 (226.83), just thee pins off the pace for the medal round.

    2015WWCMastersDanielleMcEwan.jpg2015WWCMastersJungDawun.jpgJung Dawun (right) of Korea led the round with 1459 (243.17 average), including games of 258, 208, 243, 267, 236 and 247, to jump from 10th to sixth place with 6767 (225.57). Her team mate Son Hyerin (below left) rolled a 1316 series boosted by high game of 279, but slipped from fifth to seventh place with 6694 (223.13).

    Diana Zavjalova (below right; 1347), the one-woman team from Latvia and New Hui Fen (1350) almost matched each other for the round but Zavjalova, who had a 24-pin cushion from All-Events maintained a 21 pin lead to earn the eighth and last spot for match play, 6673 to 6652.

    2015WWCMastersSonHyerin.jpg2015WWCMastersDianaJavjalova.jpg It took a 222.43 average to make the top 8. Three Koreans, two athletes from Singapore and USA and the Latvian will bowl further seven game of match play before the cut to the top 4, who will bowl for the medals starting at 2.45 p.m. GST.

    No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 bowls No. 3. The winners advance to the gold medal match and the losers share bronze.

    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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