Korea atop the leaderboard in Mixed Doubles at halftime

    07/18/05

    2005 World Games

     Korea's Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung (r-l) finished the first six-game block in Mixed Doubles with a 465-game to help grab the top spot at the 7th World Games 2005 in Germany. Kang shot a 1368-series and Kim added 1271 for 2639 pinfall total and an average of 219,9. After a sluggish start with 325, the two Koreans rolled games of 462, 436, 487, 464 and 465.
     Korea's Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung (r-l) finished the first six-game block in Mixed Doubles with a 465-game to help grab the top spot at the 7th World Games 2005 in Germany. Kang shot a 1368-series and Kim added 1271 for 2639 pinfall total and an average of 219,9. After a sluggish start with 325, the two Koreans rolled games of 462, 436, 487, 464 and 465.

    Both players sit in second position in Singles that features 12 games each in Mixed Doubles and the Singles event. Rolando Sebelen Jr. set the pace in the men's division with 1372, or an average of 228,7. 2001 World Games Singles bronze medallist Piritta Kantola from Finland leads the women's division with 1296 pinfall total (216,0).

    Trailing the Koreans by 79 pins in the Mixed Doubles competition is the duo from Malaysia, Shalin Zulkifli and Zulmazran Zulkifli (no relationship) with 2560. Finland with Kantola and singles champion Kai Virtanen led the field after four games but slipped to third with 2548.

     4-time European ranking leader Gery Verbruggen and European Youth Champion Kirsten Horemans, Belgium, held the lead after the fifth round but fell to fourth behind a 343-series in the final game. Achim Grabowski and Michaela Göbel, representing host country Germany, felled 2500 pins to sit in fifth position.

    Team USA's Jennifer Petrick and Andrew Cain, currently in 12th place at 2449, are less than 100 pins of the pace for the top three that will advance to the stepladder finals on Tuesday starting at noon.

    Players will return to the lanes after the official opening ceremony for the World Games bowling competition to bowl another block of six games.

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    2005 World Games - Mixed Doubles after 6 Games

    Countries with position 6-game total and average
    Player with individual score and average


    1. Korea, 2639, 219,92
    Kim Soo-Kyung, 1271, 211,83/Kang Hee-Won, 1368, 228,00

    2. Malaysia, 2560, 213,33
    Shalin Zulkifli, 1258, 209,67/Zulmazran Zulkifli, 1302, 217,00

    3. Finland (pictured), 2548, 212,33
    Piritta Kantola, 1296, 216,00/Kai Virtanen, 1252, 208,67

    4. Belgium, 2534, 211,17
    Kirsten Horemans, 1232, 205,33/Gery Verbruggen, 1302, 217,00

    5. Germany, 2500, 208,33
    Michaela Göbel, 1185, 197,50/Achim Grabowski, 1315, 219,17

    6. Canada, 2494, 207,83
    Caroline Lagrange, 1202, 200,33/Ty Rose, 1292, 215,33

    7. England, 2483, 206,92
    Zara Glover, 1242, 207,00/Steve Thornton, 1241, 206,83

    8. Hong Kong, 2480, 206,67
    Vanessa Fung, 1215, 202,50/Wu Siu Hong, 1265, 210,83


    9. Japan, 2465, 205,42
    Ayano Katai, 1220, 203,33/Masaru Ito, 1245, 207,50

    10. Dominican Republic, 2459, 204,92
    Aumi Guerra, 1087, 181,17/Rolando A. Sebelen, 1372, 228,67

    11. Turkey, 2455, 204,58
    Sevcan Kilci, 1122, 187,00/Mithat Siveliol, 1333, 222,17

    12. United States (pictured), 2449, 204,08
    Jennifer Petrick, 1159, 193,17/Andrew Cain, 1290, 215,00

    13. Philippines, 2443, 203,58
    Liza Del Rosario, 1263, 210,50/Biboy Rivera, 1180, 196,67

    (tie) Chinese Taipei, 2443, 203,58
    Tsai Hsin-Yi, 1241, 206,83/Chen Yung-Chuan, 1202, 200,33

    15. Singapore, 2389, 199,08
    Amanda Ng, 1200, 200,00/Carl De Vries, 1189, 198,17

    16. Thailand, 2358, 196,50
    Angkana Netrviseth, 1058, 176,33/Yannaphon Larp-apharat, 1300, 216,67


    (tie) France, 2358, 196,50
    Isabelle Saldjian, 1100, 183,33/Francois Sacco, 1258, 209,67

    18. Puerto Rico (pictured), 2334, 194,50
    Yoselin Leon, 1234, 205,67/William Navas, 1100, 183,33

    19. Panama, 2327, 193,92
    Yvette Chen, 1104, 184,00/Carlo Sing, 1223, 203,83

    20. Netherlands, 2307, 192,25
    Ghislaine van der Tol, 1167, 194,50/Wim van der Veen, 1140, 190,00

    21. Venezuela, 2298, 191,50
    Nardy Del Biondo, 1180, 196,67/Arturo Hernandez, 1118, 186,33

    22. Greece, 2284, 190,33
    Christina Fotinia, 1037, 172,83/Dimitrios Karetsos, 1247, 207,83