American women outaverage their opponents from Asia and Europe in qualifying at the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters

    05/07/07

    2007 WRM

    Kegel Training and Tournament Center in Lake Wales, Fla. (May 3-7, 2007)

    2007WRMLogo.jpg After three days of qualifying on three different lane condition - short (34 feet), long (44 feet) and on dual lane condition (one lane short, the other long) - the American Zone representatives had four players among the top 8 in the Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters including No. 1 Caroline Lagrange, Canada, and No. 2 Diandra Asbaty, United States.

    The two other WTBA Zones, Asia and Europe, shared the four remaining spots for the women's Kegel/USBC World Ranking Masters finals.

    The American players outaveraged their opponents from Asia and Europe on two of the three conditions, short and the short/long pattern. The nine players - the top 8 from the rankings plus the host representative - averaged 213.40 overall.

    The Asian players beat the Americans on the long pattern by .17, 211.66 to 211.49, and had an overall average of 210.03. The European women had their highest block on the short pattern and ended up with 207.07 overall average.

    2007WRMDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg While the two Asians reps, both Zandra Aziela and Wendy Chai from Malaysia, were eliminated in the quarterfinals, three Americans and one European, Zara Glover from England, advanced.

    Glover and Asbaty won their semi-final matches and will bowl for the title. Asbaty (left), who won the 2004 WRM in Moscow, Russia, could become the first two-time champion in the seven-year history of the event.

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    Women's Division - Statistics after Qualifying