Mannonen and Zulkifli atop the leaderboard after Day 2

    06/25/04

    2004 WRM

    Planet Bowling in Moscow, Russia (June 22-27, 2004)

     Finn Petri Mannonen and Shalin Zulkifli from Malaysia lead the World Ranking Masters after 18 of 24 games of qualifying.

    2004WRMPetriMannonen_small.jpg Mannonen (r.) rolled 18 games over 200 and had his third 1300-plus six-game series today to widen his lead in the men's division to 99 pins.

    Mohd Khalifa
    remained in second place. Aussie Jason Belmonte (left), who won the third block with 1336, leaped from 9th to third place.

     Shalin Zulkifli posted a field-best 1384, six-game series in the third round of qualifying in the World Ranking Masters to jump from sixth to first place in the women's division.

    The Malaysian outaveraged previous leader Reija Lunden, Finland, by more than 22 pins. Lunden fell to second despite having the second-best set of 1249.

    The only other players with 200-plus average were 2002 WRM champion Jennifer Tan, Singapore (1218) and Alicia Marcano, Venezuela (1202). With six more games to go, the cut for 8th place to survive is 3546 or an average of 197.


    Men's Division after Block 3

    Players with position, country, 18-game total (block 1-3) and average

    1. Petri Mannonen, Finland, 4050 (1388-1357-1305), 225,00
    2. Mohd Khalifa Al-Qubaisi, 3951 (1356-1313-1282), 219,50
    3. Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3888 (1215-1337-1336), 216,00
    4. Lasse Lintilä, Finland, 3872 (1251-1322-1299), 215,11
    5. Remy Ong, Singapore, 3863 (1262-1399-1202), 214,61
    6. Michael Little, Australia, 3859 (1271-1326-1262), 214,39
    7. Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3851 (1206-1391-1254), 213,94
    8. Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 3791 (1209-1295-1287), 210,61
    9. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 3786 (1304-1304-1178), 210,33
    10. Pasi Uotila, Finland, 3759 (1224-1324-1211), 208,83
    11. Martin Blixt, Sweden, 3715 (1267-1254-1194), 206,39
    12. Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 3705 (1187-1249-1269), 205,83
    13. Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, 3666 (1177-1219-1270), 203,67
    14. Amedeo Spada, Italy, 3662 (1166-1294-1202), 203,44
    15. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 3652 (1272-1288-1092), 202,89
    16. Chris Van Damme, Belgium, 3645 (1119-1312-1214), 202,50
    17. Nick Froggatt, England, 3600 (1149-1310-1141), 200,00
    18. Benjamin Corona, Mexico, 3580 (1141-1263-1176), 198,89
    19. Alejandro Cruz, Mexico, 3557 (1146-1182-1229), 197,61
    20. Azidi Ameran, Malaysia, 3424 (1220-1098-1106), 190,22
    21. Ivan Semenov, Russia, 3423 (1093-1140-1190), 190,17
    22. Fred Phillips, Canada, 3231 (1068-1089-1074), 179,50


    Women's Division after Block 3

    Players with position, country, 18-game total (block 1-3) and average

    1. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 3823 (1260-1179-1384), 212,39
    2. Reija Lunden, Finland, 3771 (1263-1259-1249), 209,50
    3. Kirsten Penny, England, 3658 (1213-1270-1175), 203,22
    4. Diandra Asbaty, USA, 3611 (1195-1295-1121), 200,61
    5. Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia, 3595 (1107-1335-1153), 199,72
    6. Jennifer Tan, Singapore, 3575 (1123-1234-1218), 198,61
    7. Bettina Lund, Denmark, 3547 (1219-1251-1077), 197,06
    8. Lee Eun Ock, Korea, 3546 (1128-1262-1156), 197,00
    9. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 3508 (1132-1240-1136), 194,89
    10. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 3497 (1097-1277-1123), 194,28
    11. Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 3461 (1079-1180-1202), 192,28
    12. Sara Vargas, Colombia, 3449 (1114-1154-1181), 191,61
    13. Michaela Göbel, Germany, 3430 (1180-1155-1095), 190,56
    14. Choy Poh Lai, Malaysia, 3411 (1010-1223-1178), 189,50
    15. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, 3406 (1133-1199-1074), 189,22
    16. Martina Beckel, Germany, 3370 (1090-1110-1170), 187,22
    17. Tanya Petty, Germany, 3366 (1164-1115-1087), 187,00
    18. Liza Clutario, Philippines, 3340 (1138-1129-1073), 185,56
    19. Evelyn Chan, Singapore, 3311 (1078-1136-1097), 183,94
    20. Patricia Ciotti, Venezuela, 3268 (1150-1091-1027), 181,56
    21. Adriana Perez, Mexico, 3266 (1057-1133-1076), 181,44
    22. Inna Zavyalova, Russia, 3237 (1016-1117-1104), 179,83
    23. Lotte Houbo Pedersen, Denmark, 3221 (1085-1159-977), 178,94
    24. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 3177 (1056-1063-1058), 176,50