's choices for Top 8 Women


    42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup editor Herbert Bickel and Lydia Rypcinski, the long-time Bowling World Cup press room officer, have chosen their top 8 women's favorites for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela.

    2006BWCClaraGuerrero_small.jpg Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia - almost a sure thing to make the top 8, "Clarita" won the 2005 World Ranking Masters and the Panama Invitational this year. She was the runner-up in her first World Cup, in Portugal in 2000. Guerrero also recently finished second in the USBC Women's Challenge, losing to WBW Hall of Famer Cara Honeychurch, Australia, in the finals.

    2006BWCDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Diandra Asbaty, United States - the 2004 World Ranking Masters and World Championship Masters champion, Asbaty is the current U.S. National Amateur Champion. She has had several opportunities to bowl as a guest on the U.S. Pro Tour in the last two years, and she has raised her physical and mental games to a higher level because of that. She finished 9th in the 2000 Bowling World Cup in Portugal.

    2006BWCHelenJohnsson_small.jpg Helen Johnson, Sweden - three-time Swedish champion and this year's European Championships Masters queen, Johnson is experienced in World Cup competition. She made the top 8 in the last two Bowling World Cups.

    2006BWCTanyaPetty_small.jpg Tanya Petty, Germany - three-time European Champions Cup winner Patty is a multiple German National Champions and Bowler of the Year. She won the gold medal in Doubles with Martina Beckel in the Women's World Championships in Denmark 2005.

    2006BWCJasmineYeongNathan_small.jpg Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore - a newcomer who has shown much talent, Yeong-Nathan won this year's Singapore national championships over veterans such as Valerie Teo, Alice Tay, and Jesmine Ho.

    2006BWCMaiGingeJensen_small.jpg Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark - Mai and her sister Anja won the gold medal in Doubles at Women's European Championships in Germany this year. Mai also won the silver medal in All Events and the team event and added a bronze medal in Trios.

    2006BWCSofiaGranda_small.jpg Sofia Granda, Guatemala - the winner of the 2001 World Games singles title in Akita, Japan, Granda has competed in several Bowling World Cups. She can make a strong showing if she gets lined up quickly.

    2006BWCKarenMarcano_small.jpg Karen Marcano, Venezuela - the hometown favorite, bowling in her home center, Marcano will benefit from the emotion and support she receives from the Caracas fans this week. The big question will be, can she handle the pressure of wanting to perform well for the crowd. Marcano won the Trios and All-Events titles at this year's Central American & Caribbean Sports Games competition and defeated her sister, Alicia, for her World Cup berth.

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