Remy Ong takes over lead in men's division after two blocks

    05/29/02

    2002 WRM

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

    2002WRMSquad2RemyOng_small.jpg Singapore's Remy Ong used high games of 258 and 268 to earn the "High Block Award" ($1,000) with 1779 and to help grab the top spot in the World Ranking Masters men's division after two rounds. With a 217,88 overall average, Ong is out-averaging his nearest competitor by nearly five pins.

    2002WRMSaeedAlHajri.jpg The 23-year-old, who has recently won the Cathay Bowl Super Classic in Singapore and the Indonesian President Cup, is holding a 78-pin lead over Saeed Al-Hajri (right) from Qatar, 3408. The Qatari posted the second-best series of 1760, 220 average, to move up from eighth to second.

    2002WRMAndersOhman.jpg Third place belongs to Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 3394. European masters champion Anders Öhman (left), Sweden, leaped eight spots into fourth at 3337. Yesterday's leader Chester King, Philippines slipped to fifth 3334.

    2002WRMTsengShengHsien.jpg Rounding out the top 8 are 6. Peter Ahlen, Sweden, 3333 7. Tseng Sheng Hsien (right), Chinese Taipei, 3307 and 8. Tony Manna Jr., USA, 3298.

    The 17th place bowlers, is less than 100 pins away from the top eight.

    The entire field of 25 bowlers will return for the final round of qualifying this evening 9 p.m. local. The top 8 qualifiers will advance to the finals on Wednesday 9 a.m.


    Men's Division - Standings after the second block


    Players with position (prev.), country, 16-game total (block 1-2)

    1. (3.) Remy Ong, SIN, 3486 (1707-1779), 217,88
    2. (8.) Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT, 3408 (1648-1760), 213,00
    3. (4.) Daniel Falconi, MEX, 3394 (1703-1691), 212,13
    4. (12.) Anders Öhman, SWE, 3337 (1615-1722), 208,56
    5. (1.) Chester King, PHI, 3334 (1794-1540), 208,38
    6. (2.) Peter Ahlen, SWE, 3333 (1716-1617), 208,31
    7. (9.) Tseng Sheng Hsien, TPE, 3307 (1645-1662), 206,69
    8. (18.) Tony Manna Jr. USA, 3298 (1600-1698), 206,13
    Ong received $1,000 for the highest 8-game block.

    9. (23.) Mika Luoto, FIN, 3287 (1537-1750), 205,44
    10. (10.) Petri Mannonen, FIN, 3270 (1642-1628), 204,38
    11. (19.) Rolando A.Sebelen, DOM, 3241 (1588-1653), 202,56
    12. (7.) Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 3219 (1660-1559), 201,19
    13. (11.) Ahmed Shaheen, QAT, 3211 (1615-1596), 200,69
    14. (20.) Wu Siu Hong, HGK, 3208 (1588-1620), 200,50
    15. (16.) Frankie Colon Jr., PRC, 3205 (1606-1599), 200,31
    16. (6.) David Romero, COL, 3205 (1662-1543), 200,31
    17. (17.) Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT, 3199 (1602-1597), 199,94
    18. (13.) Jose V. Lander, VEN, 3194 (1609-1585), 199,63
    19. (22.) Alejandro Cruz, MEX, 3183 (1537-1646), 198,94
    20. (5.) Ben Heng, MAS, 3180 (1666-1514), 198,75
    21. (25.) Andrés Gomez, COL, 3153 (1480-1673), 197,06
    22. (24.) Patrick Backe, SWE, 3146 (1528-1618), 196,63
    23. (15.) Tore Torgersen, NOR, 3116 (1606-1510), 194,75
    24. (21.) Michael Bai, DEN, 3079 (1565-1514), 192,44
    25. (14.) Toni Laine, FIN, 3009 (1608-1401), 188,06