Lee, Guerra move to the top in women's qualifying at the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

    11/05/07

    2007 BWC

    Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia (November 3-11, 2007)

    2007BWCSunHeeLee2.jpg Lee Sun Hee (left), Korea, had three games over 220, two games over 230 and a high game of 244 en route to overtake the lead in the women's division of the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, after the first of four qualifying blocks.

    She felled 1386 pins over six games, an average of 231.00.

    2007BWCAumiGuerra.jpg Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic was mere ten pins behind in second place with 1376 (229.33).

    The right-hander was the most consistent player in the field with a low game of 222 and a high game of 238.

    2007BWCSueAbela.jpg Squad A leader Sue Abela, Malta, sits in third place with 1342 pinfall total and an average of 223,67. Places 4-6 went to players from Squad B.

    Helén Johnsson, Sweden, started the round with back-to-back 240s en route to a 1336 total. Tina Hulsch was close behind with 1328 including a 263 game, while Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, checked in with 1296.

    2007BWCDaphneTan.jpg Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, who was second after Squad A with 1282 slipped to seventh place. Rounding out the top 8 is Daphne Tan (right), Singapore, with 1267. The cut for the 24th and final qualifying spot in the 73-player field is currently 1175, bowled by Daria Pajak, Poland, and Kyoko Kamagahara, Japan.

    Women's Division Block 1

    Qualifying continues on Monday with the second block of six games. The men will bowl at 8am (Squad A) and noon (Squad B) and the women follow at 4 pm (Squad B) and 7.30 pm (Squad A) local time (GMT +3).

    All players will bowl 24 games of qualifying (4 blocks of six games from Sunday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 7) to cut to the top 24 men and top 24 women.

    Those 24 will bowl eight games with the qualifying pinfall being carried forward. The top 8 men and the top 8 women after 32 games will bowl another 8-game block to cut to the top 3 for the TV stepladder finals.

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