Remy Ong captures top seed by the narrowest possible margin

    05/29/02

    2002 WRM

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

    2002WRMRemyOng.jpg Singapore's Remy Ong refused to fall and captured the top seed position for tomorrow's single elimination final by the narrowest possible margin. Ong felled 5127 pins, an average of 213,63 over 24 games.

    2002WRMSquad3TonyManna.jpg Team USA anchor man Tony Manna Jr. (right) moved up the ladder during the final qualifying round to take the No. 2 seed with pinfall total of 5126.

    After a sluggish start Manna put together the tournament-best 8-games series worth a $1,000 bonus. The 31-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, shot games of 198-193-205-243-268-279-239-203 for 1828, an average of 228,5.

    2002WRMDanielFalconi.jpg Mexican Daniel Falconi (left) remained in third place at 5098, with Chinese Taipei spinner Tseng Sheng Hsien fourth 5095 and Saeed Al-Hajri, Qatar, fifth 5076.

    2002WRMGeryVerbruggen.jpg Rounding out the top eight who advanced to tomorrow's single elimination final are 6. Mika Luoto, Finland, 5042 7. Anders Öhman, Sweden, 5016 and 8. Gery Verbruggen (right), Belgium, 5010.

    Notables who failed to make the cut were Asian Federation ranking leader Wu Siu Hong (11th) and World Champions Ahmed Shaheen (19th) and Tore Torgersen (25th).


    Men's Division - Standings after the third block


    Players with position (prev.), country, 24-game total (block 1-3)

    1. (1.) Remy Ong, SIN, 5127 (1707-1779-1641), 213,63
    2. (8.) Tony Manna Jr., USA, 5126 (1600-1698-1828), 213,58
    3. (3.) Daniel Falconi, MEX, 5098 (1703-1691-1704), 212,42
    4. (7.) Tseng Sheng Hsien, TPE, 5095 (1645-1662-1788), 212,29
    5. (2.) Saeed Al-Hajri, QAT, 5076 (1648-1760-1668), 211,50
    6. (9.) Mika Luoto, FIN, 5042 (1537-1750-1755), 210,08
    7. (4.) Anders Öhman, SWE, 5016 (1615-1722-1679), 209,00
    8. (12.) Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 5010 (1660-1559-1791), 208,75
    Manna received $1,000 for the highest 8-game block.

    Missed Cut:
    9. (10.) Petri Mannonen, FIN, 4994 (1642-1628-1724), 208,08
    10. (20.) Ben Heng, MAS, 4973 (1666-1514-1793), 207,21
    11. (14.) Wu Siu Hong, HGK, 4946 (1588-1620-1738), 206,08
    12. (5.) Chester King, PHI, 4925 (1794-1540-1591), 205,21
    13. (6.) Peter Ahlen, SWE, 4924 (1716-1617-1591), 205,17
    14. (15.) Frankie Colon Jr., PRC, 4889 (1606-1599-1684), 203,71
    15. (17.) Bandar Al-Shafi, QAT, 4858 (1602-1597-1659), 202,42
    16. (16.) David Romero, COL, 4850 (1662-1543-1645), 202,08
    17. (18.) Jose V. Lander, VEN, 4836 (1609-1585-1642), 201,50
    18. (19.) Alejandro Cruz, MEX, 4807 (1537-1646-1624), 200,29
    19. (13.) Ahmed Shaheen, QAT, 4805 (1615-1596-1594), 200,21
    20. (21.) Andrés Gomez, COL, 4767 (1480-1673-1614), 198,63
    21. (24.) Michael Bai, DEN, 4691 (1565-1514-1612), 195,46
    22. (22.) Patrick Backe, SWE, 4682 (1528-1618-1536), 195,08
    23. (11.) Rolando A. Sebelen, DOM, 4675 (1588-1653-1434), 194,79
    24. (25.) Toni Laine, FIN, 4625 (1608-1401-1616), 192,71
    25. (23.) Tore Torgersen, NOR, 4524 (1606-1510-1408), 188,50