Moor sets the pace in Men's Masters at IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship

    11/28/08

    2008 CTBC

    Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

    2008CTBCPaulMoor.jpg Paul Moor (left) from England finished the first day in the men's Masters preliminaries with back-to-back 248 games to set the pace after the first of two six-game blocks on short oil with 1398 total and an average of 233.

    2008CTBCMarkBuffa2_small.jpg Mark Buffa (right), Canada, who led the field of 12 players from 8 countries (Canada, England, Malaysia and Singapore brought both players into the Masters) for the first five games, closed out his set with a 195 game to settle for second place with 1391 (231.83).

    2008CTBCDarrenCundy_small.jpg Moor's team mate Darren Cundy (left) sits in third place with 1359 (226.50). The seventh place bowler after the first block is merely 60 pins away from third place, making tomorrow's second and final block on long oil before the cut to the top three promising to be an exciting showdown.

    Pictures courtesy of NITBF.

    2008CTBCRemyOng_small.jpg Just outside the box looking in is Singles and All Events champion Mohd Nur Aiman, Malaysia, in fourth place with 1356. Doubles and Mixed Doubles champion Remy Ong (right), Singapore, is fifth with 1349.

    Joe Ciach Canada was in second place after a 289 in game #5 but fell to sixth place with 1322 behind a 162 in game #6. Rounding out the top 7 is Clive Morris, Wales, with 1299.

    The top 3 after 12 games will determine the Masters champion in a stepladder final on dual lane condition Saturday afternoon.


    Men's Masters after 6 of 12 games