Chester King sets the pace in men's World Ranking Masters

    05/28/02

    2002 WRM

    Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 26-30, 2002)

    2002WRMSquad1ChesterKing.jpg Chester King from the Philippines took the lead in the men's World Ranking Masters in Aalborg after the first eight-game block. King felled 1794 pins for a tournament-best 224,25 average.

    King received a 1,000 Dollar bonus from tournament manager Kim Thorsgaard Jensen for winning the squad.

    2002WRMPeterAhlen.jpg The 26-year-old right-hander has a 78-pin cushion over lefty Peter Ahlen, Sweden, who is second at 1716. Another southpaw, Remy Ong, from Singapore, is third behind a 1707 series in the first of three qualifying blocks.

    2002WRMDanielFalconi.jpg Mexican Daniel Falconi (left) was the fourth player, who reached the 1700-plateau, with 1703.

    2002WRMBenHeng.jpg Rounding out the top 8, who will advance to the single-elimination finals after 24 games, are 5. Ben Heng (right), Malaysia, 1666 6. David Romero, Colombia, 1662 7. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 1660 and 8. Saeed Al-Hajri, Qatar, 1648.


    Men's Division - Standings after the first block


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

    1. Chester King, PHI, 1794, 224,25
    2. Peter Ahlen, SWE, 1716, 214,50
    3. Remy Ong, SIN, 1707, 213,38
    4. Daniel Falconi, MEX, 1703, 212,88
    5. Ben Heng, MAS, 1666, 208,25
    6. David Romero, COL, 1662, 207,75
    7. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 1660, 207,50
    8. Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT, 1648, 206,00
    King received $1,000 for the highest 8-game block.

    9. Tseng Sheng Hsien, TPE, 1645, 205,63
    10. Petri Mannonen, FIN, 1642, 205,25
    11. Ahmed Shaheen, QAT, 1615, 201,88
    12. Anders Öhman, SWE, 1615, 201,88
    13. Jose V. Lander, VEN, 1609, 201,13
    14. Toni Laine, FIN, 1608, 201,00
    15. Tore Torgersen, NOR, 1606, 200,75
    16. Frankie Colon Jr., PRC, 1606, 200,75
    17. Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT, 1602, 200,25
    18. Tony Manna Jr., USA, 1600, 200,00
    19. Rolando A. Sebelen, DOM, 1588, 198,50
    20. Wu Siu Hong, HGK, 1588, 198,50
    21. Michael Bai, DEN, 1565, 195,63
    22. Alejandro Cruz, MEX, 1537, 192,13
    23. Mika Luoto, FIN, 1537, 192,13
    24. Patrick Backe, SWE, 1528, 191,00
    25. Andrés Gomez, COL, 1480, 185,00