Bill Hoffman achieves perfection en route to claim No. 1 seed

    07/23/03

    2003 WRM

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

    2003WRMBillHoffman3.jpg 2-time U.S National Amateur champion Bill Hoffman rolled the first 300-game of the 3rd World Ranking Masters and also the first perfecto in the new Kegel Training and Testing Center in Lake Wales, Florida. The 29-year-old team USA member claimed the No. 1 seed for the men's finals with 5170 pinfall total and a 215,42.


    Click on the image to check out the C.A.T.S. Analysis Sheet from Hoffman's 300-game!

    2003WRMAndersOhman.jpg Last year's World Ranking Masters runner-up Anders Öhman (left) leaped eight spots to second behind a 1359 series today. The Swede totaled 5103 pins for a 212,63.

    2003WRMRemyOng.jpg Asian ranking champion Remy Ong (right) powered his way from 15th up to 3rd by averaging a 237,33 to propel him.

    He threw an 1052-series (268, 286, 229 and 269) in games three through six for a tournament high 1424-series worth $1.000. Ong felled 5089 pins overall.

    2003WRMChesterKing2.jpg 2003WRMAhmedShaheen2.jpg Fourth place belongs to Chester King (left) of the Philippines with 5074.

    Third round leader Ahmed Shaheen (right) slipped to fifth place at 5036 behind a disappointing 1083-series on the long-oil pattern (42 ft.).


    2003WRMDanielFalconi2.jpg 2003WRMMarcosBaeza2.jpg Places six and seven belonged to Mexicans Daniel Falconi, left, and Marcos Baeza, right.

    Falconi felled 5031 over 24 games, an average of 209,63, with Baeza mere ten pins behind at 5021.


    Rounding out the top 8 was Squad 2 winner Jose Ferreira. The Venezuelan grabbed the final qualifying spot with 5012 or an average of 208,83.

    Those eight will return tomorrow at 9.45 a.m. for the best-of-three single elimination finals, with the higher-seed having the option to choose the preferred lane condition (long or short).

    Men's Division - Standings after Qualifying

    Players with position, country, 24-game total (Block 1-4) and average


    1. (2.) Bill Hoffman, USA, 5170 (1244-1407-1188-1331), 215,42
    2. (9.) Anders Öhman, Sweden, 5103 (1242-1289-1213-1359), 212,63
    3. (15.) Remy Ong, Singapore, 5089 (1180-1314-1171-1424), 212,04
    4. (4.) Chester King, Philippines, 5074 (1236-1343-1238-1257), 211,42
    5. (1.) Ahmed Shaheen, Qatar, 5036 (1311-1333-1309-1083), 209,83
    6. (6.) Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 5031 (1319-1188-1268-1256), 209,63
    7. (3.) Marcos Baeza, Mexico, 5021 (1282-1359-1177-1203), 209,21
    8. (5.) Jose Ferreira, Venezuela, 5012 (1194-1219-1367-1232), 208,83
    L-R Back row: Baeza, Shaheen, Kegel President John Davis, Ong, Hoffman. Front row: Falconi, King, Ferreira, Öhman.

    Missed Cut:
    9. (8.) Sami Konsteri, Finland, 4993 (1174-1406-1167-1246), 208,04
    10. (7.) Mika Luoto, Finland, 4985 (1254-1299-1218-1214), 207,71
    11. (13.) Göran Carlsson, Sweden, 4956 (1191-1297-1192-1276), 206,50
    12. (10.) Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 4951 (1294-1241-1189-1227), 206,29
    13. (16.) Bandar Al-Shafi, Qatar, 4878 (1207-1196-1243-1232), 203,25
    14. (18.) Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 4851 (1226-1215-1115-1295), 202,13
    15. (14.) Mubarak Ali Al-Muraikhi, Qatar, 4850 (1151-1275-1253-1171), 202,08
    16. (11.) David Romero, Colombia, 4832 (1261-1200-1250-1121), 201,33
    17. (21.) Robert Andersson, Sweden, 4796 (1192-1175-1112-1317), 199,83
    18. (22.) Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 4789 (1151-1196-1131-1311), 199,54
    19. (17.) Thomas Gross, Austria, 4778 (1189, 1256, 1142, 1191), 199,08
    20. (12.) Martin Larsen, Sweden, 4751 (1156-1204-1327-1064), 197,96
    21. (23.) Andrew Frawley, Australia, 4711 (1162-1106-1091-1352), 196,29
    22. (20.) Engelberto Rivera, Philippines, 4709 (1182-1162-1161-1204), 196,21
    23. (19.) Andres Gomez, Colombia, 4697 (1162-1205-1158-1172), 195,71
    24. (24.) Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippines, 4608 (1198-1136-1012-1262), 192,00