Guerra comes up strong to move into second place in women's division at 43rdQubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

    11/06/07

    2007 BWC

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

    2007BWCHelenJohnsson_small.jpg Aumi Guerra (left), Dominican Republic, set the pace in Squad B on day 3 qualifying at the 43rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

    Guerra had games of 229, 279, 240, 242, 182, 231 and a 1403 six-game series Tuesday morning at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, to fall just ten pins short of the lead in the women's division.

    2007BWCLeeSunHee.jpg Lee Sun Hee (right), who leads the 73-player field since day one, remained atop the leaderboard with 3864 18-game total and an average of 214.67.

    The Korean had a solid 1228 series today. Guerra is second with 3854 (214.11). Her 279 game is the highest game in the women's division thus far.

    2007BWCTinaHulsch.jpg Tina Hulsch (left), Germany, is mere six pins behind Guerra in third place with 3848 (213.78) behind a 1283 series.

    Fourth place belonged to Helén Johnsson, Sweden, who used a 257 game for a 1262 series and a 3823 pinfall total.

    2007BWCRocioRestrepo2.jpg Melody Yeung, Hong Kong, had five games over 200 and a 1277 series to move into fifth place with 3805.

    2005 World Cup champion Lynda Barnes sits in sixth place with 3779 behind a 1242 series. Rounding out the top 8 are Daphne Tan, Singapore and Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, with 3736 and 3725, respectively.

    Eugenia Tsarkova, representing the host country of Russia, rolled the second-highest block of the morning squad with 1321 including high games of 249 and 258. The Russian leaped into 10th place with 3606, trailing 9th placed Olena Mischenko, Ukraine (3662) by 56 pins.

    The women from Squad B are done for today and Squad A will take on the 32 lanes at Continent Bowling Center in St. Petersburg at 12.00 a.m. The women will return on Wednesday for the fourth and last 6-game block before the cut to the top 24 players.

    2007BWCLogo_small.jpg Women's Division Block 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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