Lucas Legnani shoots 290 to win the men's qualifying at World Ranking Masters

    05/02/09

    Italy

    Oltremare Bowling Arena in Naples, Italy (April 27 - May 3, 2009)

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    2008EBT06RobertAndersson_small.jpgLucas Legnani from Argentina finished the third 8-game block on dual lane condition with a 290 game to help grab the top seed for the men's single-elimination best-of-three games finals and his second 1.000 U.S. Dollar bonus.

    Legnani led the field of 24 bowlers from 17 countries with 5430 24-game total and an average of 226.25. Joining Legnani in the finals are six Europeans including three Englishmen and Basel Al-Anzi, Kuwait, representing the Asian Bowling Federation.

    2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg2009KOBasilAlAnzi4_small.jpgLegnani rolled a 1784 final 8-game series on dual condition (left lane with short, right lane with medium oil) and will meet Robert Andersson (above, right), Sweden, in the quarterfinal. Andersson had 1778 on Friday to beat out last year's runner-up Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, for the final spot to advance by 11 pin, 5163 to 5152.

    Short-oil leader Osku Palermaa (left), Finland, maintained his second place with 1770 and 5403 pinfall total to set up a quarterfinal match against Al-Anzi (right), who landed in 7th place with 5195.

    2009EBT04StuartWilliams_small.jpg2008EBT1PaulMoor_small.jpg2007 World Ranking Masters champion Stuart Williams (left), England, finished the third block with 267, 246, 279 and 244 and an 1848 series (231.00) to win the squad and to receive a 1.000 U.S. Dollar bonus.

    Williams made an impressive leapfrog from 9th to third place with 5255 pinfall total and takes on compatriot Paul Moor (right), who finished sixth with 5202.

    2009EBT03DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpgThe Third English bowler in the field, Dominic Barrett made the cut in fourth place with 5223 and will clash with Tore Torgersen, Norway, who was fifth with 5212.

    The top 8 players will return on Saturday for the single-elimination best-of-three games finals. The men's division offers USD32,500 total prize money with $10,000 going to the winner.

     


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