Daniel Falconi sets the pace in the men's WRM

    07/21/03

    2003 WRM

    Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA (July 20-23, 2003)

    2003WRMSquad1Falconi.jpg One day after his 36th birthday, Daniel Falconi of Mexico made himself a $1,000 present as he won the first men’s squad at the 3rd World Ranking Masters at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, FL, USA. Falconi overtook Ahmed Shaheen in the last game (Falconi 237, Shaheen 210) by 8 pins to check in with 1319, 6-game total, a tournament-best 219,83 average.

    2003WRMAhmedShaheen.jpg The reigning World Champion in Masters from Qatar (pictured right) sits in second place with 1311, 218,50 average.

    2003WRMGeryVerbruggen.jpg Third place belongs to defending World Ranking Masters champion and three-time European Ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (left), Belgium, at 1294. Mexican Marcos Baeza is fourth at 1282 and David Romero, Colombia, fifth 1261.

    Rounding out the top 8 are 2002 World Cup winner Mika Luoto, Finland, 1254; 2-time U.S. National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman, USA, 1244 and 2002 WRM runner-up Anders Öhman, Sweden, 1242. Asian Rankings champion Remy Ong had a sluggish start into the first day of competition finishing 18th at 1180.


    Men's Division after Block 1

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average

    2003WRMDanielFalconi5.jpg 1. Daniel Falconi (pictured), Mexico, 1319, 219,83
    2. Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, 1311, 218,50
    3. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 1294, 215,67
    4. Marcos Baeza, Mexico, 1282, 213,67
    5. David Romero, Colombia, 1261, 210,17
    6. Mika Luoto, Finland, 1254, 209,00
    7. Bill Hoffman, USA, 1244, 207,33
    8. Anders Öhman, Sweden, 1242, 207,00
    9. Chester King, Philippines, 1236, 206,00
    10. Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1226, 204,33
    11. Bandar Al-Shafi, Qatar, 1207, 201,17
    12. Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, 1198, 199,67
    13. Jose Ferreira, Venezuela, 1194, 199,00
    14. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1192, 198,67
    15. Goran Carlsson, Sweden, 1191, 198,50
    16. Thomas Gross, Austria, 1189, 198,17
    17. Engelberto Rivera, Philippines, 1182, 197,00
    18. Remy Ong, Singapore, 1180, 196,67
    19. Sami Konsteri, Finland, 1174, 195,67
    20. Andrew Frawley, Australia, 1162, 193,67
    (tie) Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1162, 193,67
    22. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1156, 192,67
    23. Mubarak Ali Al Muraikhi, Qatar, 1151, 191,83
    (tie) Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 1151, 191,83