Malaysia, Korea and France to bowl for Mixed Doubles title

    07/18/05

    2005 World Games

     Zulmazran Zulkifli and Shalin Zulkifli (pictured) from Malaysia, Kang Hee-Won and Kim Soo-Kyung from Korea and Francois Sacco and Isabelle Saldjian from France will bowl for the title in the Mixed Doubles finals at the 7th World Games 2005, Tuesday at 12 a.m. at Joe's SuperBowling in Mülheim on the Ruhr in Germany.

    The Malaysian internationals took the lead after nine games and never looked back. The duo (no relationship) felled 5194 over twelve games, an average of 216,4. The Koreans, who led the field after 6 games, fell one spot during the second block to finish in 2nd place with 5164 pinfall and an average of 215,2.

    Third place belonged to the duo from France that will improve on an 8th-place finish at the 2001 World Games in Japan. The multiple French champions checked in with 5051 pinfall total and an average of 210,5.

     France and Korea will meet in the opening match of the stepladder finals. The winner of the one-game match earns the right to bowl the Malaysians for the title over two games total pinfall.

    Achim Grabowski and Michaela Göbel (pictured) from host country Germany missed the stepladder by 65 pins to end up in fourth place at 4986. Team USA's Andrew Cain came up strong in the final three games but had to settle for fifth place at 4941, 110 short of the top 3.

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    2005 World Games - Mixed Doubles after 12 Games

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

     1. Malaysia, 5194, 216,42
    Shalin Zulkifli, 2535, 211,25/Zulmazran Zulkifli, 2659, 221,58

    2. Korea, 5164, 215,17
    Kim Soo-Kyung, 2442, 203,50/Kang Hee-Won, 2722, 226,83

    3. France (pictured), 5051, 210,46
    Isabelle Saldjian, 2354, 196,17/Francois Sacco, 2697, 224,75

    The top 3 advanced to the Stepladder Finals. Missed Cut:

    4. Germany, 4986, 207,75
    Michaela Göbel, 2334, 194,50/Achim Grabowski, 2652, 221,00

    5. USA, 4941, 205,88
    Jennifer Petrick, 2354, 196,17/Andrew Cain, 2587, 215,58

    6. Finland, 4937, 205,71
    Piritta Kantola, 2481, 206,75/Kai Virtanen, 2456, 204,67

    7. Japan, 4910, 204,58
    Ayano Katai, 2474, 206,17/Masaru Ito, 2436, 203,00

    8. Dom. Rep. 4907, 204,46
    Aumi Guerra, 2311, 192,58/Rolando A. Sebelen, 2596, 216,33

     9. Belgium, 4874, 203,08
    Kirsten Horemans, 2376, 198,00/Gery Verbruggen, 2498, 208,17

    10. England, 4856, 202,33
    Zara Glover, 2390, 199,17/Steve Thornton, 2466, 205,50

    11. Canada, 4855, 202,29
    Caroline Lagrange, 2393, 199,42/Ty Rose, 2462, 205,17

    12. Philippines (pictured), 4810, 200,42
    Liza Del Rosario, 2374, 197,83/Biboy Rivera, 2436, 203,00

    13. Hong Kong, 4805, 200,21
    Vanessa Fung, 2431, 202,58/Wu Siu Hong, 2374, 197,83

    14. Turkey, 4786, 199,42
    Sevcan Kilci, 2234, 186,17/Mithat Siveliol, 2552, 212,67

    15. Thailand, 4732, 197,17
    Angkana Netrviseth, 2127, 177,25/Yannaphon L. 2605, 217,08

    16. Chinese Taipei, 4706, 196,08
    Tsai Hsin-Yi, 2409, 200,75/Chen Yung-Chuan, 2297, 191,42

     17. The Netherlands, 4686, 195,25
    Ghislaine van der Tol, 2316, 193,00/Wim van der Veen, 2370, 197,50

    18. Panama (pictured), 4684, 195,17
    Yvette Chen, 2325, 193,75/Carlo Sing, 2359, 196,58

    19. Greece, 4677, 194,88
    Christina Fotinia, 2167, 180,58/Dimitrios Karetsos, 2510, 209,17

    20. Venezuela, 4639, 193,29
    Nardy Del Biondo, 2333, 194,42/Arturo Hernández, 2306, 192,17

    21. Singapore, 4563, 190,13
    Amanda Ng, 2170, 180,83/Carl De Vries, 2393, 199,42

    22. Puerto Rico, 4536, 189,00
    Yoselin Leon, 2386, 198,83/William Navas, 2150, 179,17