English Trio moved to the top in Squad 2 at 2006 Men's World Championship

    08/24/08

    2008 MWC

    SF Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan in Nonthaburi, Thailand (August 21-31, 2008)

    2008MWCDominicBarrettMikeQuarryStuartWilliams.jpg L-R Dominic Barrett, Mike Quarry and Stuart Williams from England overtook the lead in the Trios event in the Men's World Championships Sunday afternoon at SF Strike Bowl Ngamwongwan in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

    The Englishmen had games of 692, 578 and 685 on the long pattern to lead Squad 2 and to beat the previous high score by 109 pins. Barrett, a two-time gold medalist at the Orlando World Youth Championships last month, led the way with 699. 2007 World Ranking Masters champion Willliams added 630, and Quarry, a silver medalist in Doubles at the Men's Worlds in Korea 2006, contributed 626 for 1955 3-game total and an average of 217.22.

    2008MWCChesterKingBiboyRiveraPaoloValdez.jpg Trailing by England by 103 pins to sit in second place in the squad and overall standings were Filipinos Chester KingBiboy Rivera and Paulo Valdez (on the right, l-r), with 1852 (205.78). King, Doubles and All Events champion at the Hong Kong Asian Championships last month had 627, Valdez 662 and defending MWC Masters champion Rivera 563.

    Squad 1 leader UAE with Hussain Suwaidi, Shaker Al Hassan and Nayef Eqab slipped to third place with 1846.

    2008MWCTomoyukiSasakiMasaruItoYoshinaoMasatoki.jpg L-R Tomoyuki Sasaki, Masaru Ito and Yoshinao Masatoki moved into fourth place behind an 1835 series.

    Doubles gold medalists Patrick Allen and Rhino Page, who teamed with 2006 MWC Team champion Bill Hoffman, had a slow start into the trios event. The Americans had games of 621, 551 and 653 for 1805 3-game total (200.56), good for fifth place overall after two squads.

    The sixth and last trio out of 71 with a 200-plus average comes from Mexico. Marco Martinez, Mario Garcia and Enrique Calvo finished one pin behind Team USA in sixth place with 1804 (200.44).

    The third and last squad of the Trios competition started at 4 p.m. and will conclude Day Three competition at the Men's World Championships. All 330 players from 57 countries will return on Monday for the second 3-game block on short oil.

    The top four trios after six games advance to the semifinals Monday evening. The No. 1 seed will meet No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3 in one-game matches with the winners meeting in the one-game title match immediately following. The semifinal losers will each receive bronze medals.

    According to the host federation, the Thai Tenpin Bowling Association (TTBA), the semifinals and finals will be broadcasted live on national TV.

    Squad 1 Results
    Squad 2 Results
    Combined Standings after Squad 2


    Only one Trio over 200 average in the morning squad at Men's World Championships


     Hussain Al Suwaidi, Shaker Al Hassan and Nayef Eqab were the sole Trio on Sunday morning at SF Strike Bowl in Bangkok, Thailand, which managed a 200 average in the first of three squads on long oil at the Men's World Championships 2008.

    The Arabs had three games over 600 (603, 631 and 612) to take the early lead with 1846 pinfall total and an average of 205.11.

    Daniel Falconi, Benjamin Corona and Alejandro Cruz, Mexico, started with the high game of 671, but had to settle for second place with 1795 (199.44) behind games of 535 and 589.

    Third place belongs to Japan's Toshihiko Takahashi, Shota Kawazoe and Tomokatsu Yamashita, who checked in with 1792 including a 665 game. Australia with Andrew Frawley, Jason Walsh and two-hander Jason Belmonte sit in fourth place with 1783.

    In the first event of the championships, none of the four finalists advanced through the morning squads (1 and 4), yet the doubles event was played on long oil. Squads 2 and 3 of the Trios competition will bowl at 12.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The second 3-game block on short oil will follow on Monday.

    The top four trios after six games advance to the semifinals Monday evening. The No. 1 seed will meet No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3 in one-game matches with the winners meeting in the one-game title match immediately following. The semifinal losers will each receive bronze medals.

    According to the host federation, the Thai Tenpin Bowling Association (TTBA), the semifinals and finals will be broadcasted live on national TV.

    Squad 1 Results