Ahmed Shaheen begins to pull away

    07/22/03

    2003 WRM

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

    2003WRMAhmedShaheen3.jpg Reigning World Champion Ahmed Shaheen started his third block on the short-oil pattern (32 ft.) with a tournament-best 287-score. The Qatari had ten in a row before he left the 3-10 baby split. Shaheen finished the round with the third-best series of 1309 for total pinfall of 3953 and an average of 219,61 to overtake the lead in the men's World Ranking Masters after 18 games.

    2003WRMBillHoffman2.jpg With one more block to go, U.S. National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman is 114 pins off the lead in second place at 3839. Mexican Marcos Baeza remained in third place with 3818 total.

    2003WRMSquad3Ferreira.jpg Chester King of the Philippines moved up one spot to fourth at 3775.

    Jose Ferreira
    (pictured left with John Davis) of Venezuela jumped from 16th to fifth behind games of 203-244-230-206-257 and 227. His 1367 series (227,83) earned him the $1,000 squad winner award.

    2003WRMMikaLuoto.jpg Rounding out the top 8, who will advance to the single elimination finals after the final block, are 6. Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 3775; 7. Mika Luoto, pictured right, 3771 and 8. Sami Konsteri, both of Finland, 3747. With only 101 pins separating 16th placed Bandar Al-Shafi from the 8th position anything can still happen in this afternoon's 4th and final round.


    Men's Division after Block 3

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

    1. (2.) Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, 3953 (1311-1333-1309), 219,61
    2. (1.) Bill Hoffman, USA, 3839 (1244-1407-1188), 213,28
    3. (3.) Marcos Baeza, Mexico, 3818 (1282-1359-1177), 212,11
    4. (5.) Chester King, Philippines, 3817 (1236-1343-1238), 212,06
    5. (16.) Jose Ferreira, Venezuela, 3780 (1194-1219-1367), 210,00
    6. (9.) Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 3775 (1319-1188-1268), 209,72
    7. (6.) Mika Luoto, Finland, 3771 (1254-1299-1218), 209,50
    8. (4.) Sami Konsteri, Finland, 3747 (1174-1406-1167), 208,17
    9. (8.) Anders Öhman, Sweden, 3744 (1242-1289-1213), 208,00
    10. (7.) Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 3724 (1294-1241-1189), 206,89
    11. (12.) David Romero, Colombia, 3711 (1261-1200-1250), 206,17
    12. (20.) Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3687 (1156-1204-1327), 204,83
    13. (11.) Göran Carlsson, Sweden, 3680 (1191-1297-1192), 204,44
    14. (15.) Mubarak Ali Al-Muraikhi, Qatar, 3679 (1151-1275-1253), 204,39
    15. (10.) Remy Ong, Singapore, 3665 (1180-1314-1171), 203,61
    16. (17.) Bandar Al-Shafi, Qatar, 3646 (1207-1196-1243), 202,56
    17. (13.) Thomas Gross, Austria, 3587 (1189, 1256, 1142), 199,28
    18. (14.) Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3556 (1226-1215-1115), 197,56
    19. ((tie) ), Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3525 (1162-1205-1158), 195,83
    20. (22.) Engelberto Rivera, Philippines, 3505 (1182-1162-1161), 194,72
    21. (18.) Robert Andersson, Sweden, 3479 (1192-1175-1112), 193,28
    22. (21.) Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 3478 (1151-1196-1131), 193,22
    23. (24.) Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3359 (1162-1106-1091), 186,61
    24. (23.) Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, 3346 (1198-1136-1012), 185,89