Zulkifli and Petty lead World Ranking Masters after Day 1

    05/12/06

    2006 WRM

    Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

    Zulmazran_Zulkifli_5337.jpg Kuwait Open champion Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malysia took the lead in the men's division at the 2006 World Ranking Masters after eight games on short oil at Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City. Zulkifli felled 1837 pins and averaged 229,63. Places 2-5 belong to Asian bowlers. Daniel Falconi of Mexico is the best player of the American Zone in 6th place, while Peter Ljung, Sweden, is the best European in 10th place.

    Defending champion Kimmo Lehtonen didn't qualify for the event. Former World Masters champion and QubicaAMF World Cup winner Ahmed Shaheen of Qatar withdrew from the event.

    Tanya_Petty_4745.jpg On the women's side, World Doubles champion Tanya Petty of Germany overtook Swedish champion Helen Johnsson in the last game to take the lead after Day 1 with 1796, an average of 224,50. Johnsson was second with 1752. Kuwait Open runner-up Esther Cheah was the best Asian bowler in third place with 1706. Sara Vargas of Colombia was the best American Zone representative in 7th place with 1644. Her compatriot, defending champion Clara Juliana Guerrero was mere 9 pins behind in 8th place.

    The daily leaders cashed 1,000 Dollar each. Qualifying continues on Friday with 8 games on long oil. Kegel is the official lane maintenance provider.


    Men's Division - Standings after the 1st Block (short oil)


    Players with position, country, 8-game total and average

    1. Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 1837, 229,63 ($1,000)
    2. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 1772, 221,50
    3. Alex Liew, Malaysia, 1743, 217,88
    4. Khalid Al Dubyan, Kuwait, 1728, 216,00
    5. Daniel Lim, Malaysia, 1722, 215,25
    6. Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 1714, 214,25
    7. Luis Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 1711, 213,88
    8. David Romero, Colombia, 1698, 212,25
    9. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, 1672, 209,00
    10. Peter Ljung, Sweden, 1666, 208,25
    11. Edgardo Ruiz, Puerto Rico, 1661, 207,63
    12. Stuart Williams, England, 1660, 207,50
    13. Paul Moor, England, 1656, 207,00
    14. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1640, 205,00
    15. Azidi Ameran, Malaysia, 1633, 204,13
    16. Pasi Uotila, Finland, 1627, 203,38
    17. Jouni Helminen, Finland, 1617, 202,13
    18. Armando Gomez, Colombia, 1604, 200,50
    19. Jari Ratia, Finland, 1573, 196,63
    20. Mark Buffa, Canada, 1569, 196,13
    21. Remy Ong, Singapore, 1556, 194,50
    22. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1519, 189,88
    23. Ed Roberts, USA, 1508, 188,50
    24. Johan Hernandez, Colombia, 1478, 184,75


    Women's Division - Standings after the 1st Block (short oil)


    Players with position, country, 8-game total and average

    1. Tanya Petty, Germany, 1796, 224,50 ($1,000)
    2. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 1752, 219,00
    3. Esther Cheah, Malaysia, 1706, 213,25
    4. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, 1697, 212,13
    5. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 1664, 208,00
    6. Reija Lunden, Finland, 1656, 207,00
    7. Sara Vargas, Colombia, 1644, 205,50
    8. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1635, 204,38
    9. Lai Kin Ngoh, Malaysia, 1632, 204,00
    10. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, 1623, 202,88
    11. Anna Mattsson-Baard, Sweden, 1622, 202,75
    12. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, 1609, 201,13
    13. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 1603, 200,38
    14. Putty Armein, Indonesia, 1593, 199,13
    15. Wang Yu Ling, Chinese Taipei, 1593, 199,13
    16. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 1536, 192,00
    17. Jo Harries, England, 1532, 191,50
    18. Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 1529, 191,13
    19. Luz Leal, Colombia, 1523, 190,38
    20. Ingellimar Contreras, Venezuela, 1512, 189,00
    21. Martina Beckel, Germany, 1507, 188,38
    22. Diana Leal, Colombia, 1468, 183,50
    23. Lynne Gauthier, Canada, 1441, 180,13
    24. Nora Al Roudan, Kuwait, 1347, 168,38
    25. Mariana Ayala, Puerto Rico, 1306, 163,25