Locals get started

February 23rd, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News  |  1 Comment

Drat! No direct flights from Leeds or Manchester, UK on a Tuesday to Barcelona, so had to changes planes in Zurich, Switzerland, rather a long way round. Just 20 minutes from arrival to departure of the next flight, worrying as it involed being bussed from the aircraft. Luckily, no lines at passport control or in security at the new terminal, so arrival was well in time for boarding at a distant gate. Very well, in fact, as a French air traffic controllers’ strike enforced a three-hour delay.

The Airbus A312, packed tight to the gills, eventually boarded and yours truly was positioned as tail gunner, not knowing that seats went that far back in a 321, but that’s better than being a stoker.

Luckily, no Messerschmidts were to add further delays, I saw enough of them in my youth. We landed at 21.50 and it took the obligitary 45 minutes for the baggage to arrive.

So, forgive the foregoing preamble, what about the bowling?

Well, just the one squad on the opening night with 20 local players bidding for glory.

Well, the star of these here delightful parts is Lluis Montfort Rife, who lives just five minutes walk from Bowling Pedralbes, but with 199 for his high game and just 1017 over his six qualifying games, ne’er a 200 in sight, he’s now in an unbelieveable 16th place.

Honours for the top place, again with just 1184, is another Catalonian, Axel Guimo Miranda. Three of his games were over par but his other three brought him down to earth.

Nine pins back of Miranda came Oriol Ros Badia, an amiable director of Bowling Pedralbes. Let’s face it, nice a chap as Oriol is, he is far from accustomed to being up among the leaders so must be hoping that the stars will shine on him, at least for a couple of days.

High game of the squad was a 243, coming from the dainty hands of Catalan’s talented international, Sandra Torrents Pelaez. But she didn’t keep up that pace and finished in seventh place on 1072.

STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 1:

QUALIFICATION – Squad: 1 – Tue

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Axel Guimó Miranda Catalonia 213 181 213 184 178 215 1184 0 1184
2 Oriol Ros Badia Catalonia 199 216 180 170 203 207 1175 0 1175
3 Jesus Alberto Dacorte Gomez Spain 200 190 168 171 197 228 1154 0 1154
4 Monica Boldo Pascual Catalonia 165 184 174 223 160 168 1074 48 1122
5 Moises Perez Ibañez Catalonia 202 176 168 172 245 157 1120 0 1120
6 Lluis Monfort Gómez Spain 181 192 160 178 180 207 1098 0 1098
7 Sandra Torrents Pelaez Catalonia 120 182 158 243 168 153 1024 48 1072
8 Miguel Angel Guimerà Gavilan Catalonia 194 132 182 202 224 136 1070 0 1070
9 Joan Creus Martori Catalonia 179 205 164 171 167 178 1064 0 1064
10 Marcial Ovide Marron Catalonia 195 183 162 160 201 159 1060 0 1060
11 Paqui Nuñez Hernandez Catalonia 166 157 171 178 169 166 1007 48 1055
12 Ermes Pacchiosi Catalonia 165 128 198 184 148 218 1041 0 1041
13 Carlos Martí Pi-figueras Spain 144 146 161 185 166 236 1038 0 1038
14 Keenan Glover Catalonia 201 157 188 143 160 175 1024 0 1024
15 Balbir Singh Kaur Catalonia 157 190 181 164 184 142 1018 0 1018
16 Lluis Montfort Rifé Catalonia 193 160 163 141 199 161 1017 0 1017
17 Hector Roca Roig Catalonia 193 141 194 145 156 170 999 0 999
18 Gerard Moreno Castan Catalonia 166 118 149 160 149 168 910 0 910
19 Daniel Alberti Corominas Catalonia 164 165 163 108 120 188 908 0 908
20 Gloria Sala Mestres Catalonia 141 120 138 160 172 113 844 48 892

Responses

  1. Dom Gall says:

    February 24th, 2010at 1:40 pm(#)

    Loving your reports keith,You are the master


MediaButton letsgobowling