Indonesian uses home advantage to take the first round lead in Women's World Ranking Masters



    Senayan Sportainment Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia (April 30 - May 6, 2008)

    2008WRMLogo.jpg 2008WRMTannyaRoumimper.jpg Local favorite Tannya Roumimper started the Women's World Ranking Masters at Senayan Sportainment Bowling Center in Jakarta, Indonesia with a 1720 8-game series en route to lead the field of 24 women after day one and to earn a $1,000 bonus.

    Picture courtesy of Yap Kok Wee.

    Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, is 103 pins behind in second place with 1617. Mere two pins behind is 2007 European ranking champion Kirsten Penny, England, with 1615, followed by Wendy Chai, Malaysia, with 1610.

    Only the top four players averaged over 200 on the short oil pattern. Rounding out the top 8 are 5. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia (1577) 6. Alicia Marcano, Venezuela (1575) and 7. Karen Marcano, Venezuela and Edissa De Vallarino, Panama (both 1772).

    Karen Marcano rolled the highest game of both men's and women's division with 257.

    The World Ranking Masters should feature the top eight men and top eight women from each zone (American, European and Asian) of the World Tenpin Bowling Association. Europe is represented by just three of the top 8 from the 2007 rankings of the prestigious European Bowling Tour. Besides Penny, No. 3 Ghislaine van der Tol and No. 8 Nicole Sanders, both from The Netherlands, will compete in Jakarta.

    PABCON (American Zone) final ranking tournament winner Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, withdrew from the tournament, while defending champion and the only multiple WRM winner, Diandra Asbaty, United States did not participate in the final ranking tournament.

    Asian ranking champion Kim Eun Jung, Korea has hurt her knee and sits in 24th and last place after day one qualifying with 1386 pinfall total and an average of 173.25.

    All players will bowl the second 8-game block on long oil on Saturday and the third and final 8-game block on dual lane condition (one lane with short oil, the other with long oil) on Sunday.

    The top 8 after 24 games will advance to the single-elimination best-of-three games finals. Since its inception in the year 2001 the World Ranking Masters features total prize money of 32,000 U.S. Dollar. The three daily leaders and the overall qualifying leader receive a $1,000 bonus each, which brings the total prize fund to $36,000.

    The champions will walk a way with the $10.000 (approx. $6,425) top prize.

    Women's Division - Standings after the first Block on short oil