Barrett in Control

February 25th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News  |  1 Comment

Once again, Catalonia’s tournament wizardess Clara Roca waved her magic wand and hey presto! a full squad of 28 players took to the lanes. Just three German players booked on the squad were still somewhere in no man’s land, probably stranded at some distant airport, so hopefully they can be accommodated tomorrow when four squads are scheduled to bowl.

We’re also wondering if Osku Palermaa is going to make it in time, too. He’s currently among the leaders of the Dubai tournament and that doesn’t wind up until Friday night. Maybe he’ll get here on Saturday morning if that darned French strike comes to an end.

With Luz Adriana Leal’s 1366 currently atop the leader board the pressure is on to score high, but there are few signs of players reaching that pinnacle on this squad so far.

Dominic Barrett

 

England’s Dominic Barrett, fresh from his fine win in Poland last week, his second tournament title so far this year having clinched the Irish Open last month, looks to be in control. Also seemingly bowling well is Mads Sandbaekken, the talented Norwegian leftie.

There’s an old saying in bowling about picking up every pin you can and not attempting almost impossible splits. That proved a point in the same pair of lanes tussle between Barrett and Denmark’s Mik Stampe as it came down to just one pin difference between the two for the squad lead at the end of the six game stint, that single pin in favor of Barrett, 1307 – 1306.

To be fair, though, Stampe was on a perfect game in the sixth but was robbed with a stubborn 4-pin in the eleventh frame, that denied him a certain slot in Sunday’s final rounds.
“It didn’t feel as though I bowled that well today,” remarked Barrett. “Getting off the plane, a day’s tra velling, haven’t bowled for a few days as my thumb is a bit sore. some days you just don’t feel your best.

“i maqnaged to get the job done, so have to take that as a positive. I didn’t read the lanes quite right at the beginning. I’m pleased I won the squad but there is definitely more to look forward to tomorrow.

“I’ve changed my game a little bit this year. I went to the States to bowl the High Roller and spent some time with the Storm guys. They gave me some advice and through the last few weeks I have been working on that. It’s been paying off as I’m a lot better positioned, getting out of the ball a lot cleaner and I’m reading the lane a lot better. That’s allowed to use more tools and become more versatile.”

Also, two points back of Stampe was England’s prolific 300-shooter John Wells. Had he started with a better game than 178 the riches of Sunday would have been his.

Action continues Friday with four squads to be staged each four hours from 09:00 local time. The same schedule will also run through Saturday with no desperado squad.

STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 4:

QUALIFICATION – 26-02-2010 after Squad 4

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Luz Adriana Leal Gonzalez Colombia 221 215 203 246 235 198 1318 48 1366
2 Yoan Alix France 181 208 233 246 194 287 1349 0 1349
3 Nicole Sanders Netherlands 170 146 258 278 201 223 1276 48 1324
4 Marcial Ovide Marron Catalonia 207 256 183 226 216 223 1311 0 1311
5 Dominic Barrett England 194 205 247 217 228 216 1307 0 1307
6 Mik Stampe Denmark 232 206 188 179 212 289 1306 0 1306
7 John Wells England 178 206 233 237 203 247 1304 0 1304
8 Patrick Backe Sweden 214 201 234 236 213 202 1300 0 1300
9 Marilyn Planchard France 212 191 184 235 228 197 1247 48 1295
10 Hélen Johnsson Sweden 176 203 220 207 227 213 1246 48 1294
11 Mathias Arup Sweden 181 213 196 238 217 222 1267 0 1267
12 Paco Rodriguez Suances Spain 192 149 200 270 193 258 1262 0 1262
13 Clara J Guerrero Colombia 177 221 196 220 194 204 1212 48 1260
14 Thomas Larsen Denmark 170 187 246 207 225 223 1258 0 1258
15 Philippe André France 195 213 195 187 247 213 1250 0 1250
16 Lluis Montfort Rifé Catalonia 189 244 183 187 226 214 1243 0 1243
17 Moises Perez Ibañez Catalonia 245 192 197 225 202 182 1243 0 1243
18 Paul Moor England 184 234 180 185 209 236 1228 0 1228
19 Raúl Gálvez Galisteo Catalonia 229 193 176 248 175 206 1227 0 1227
20 Camilla Lindqvist Sweden 237 167 175 203 201 193 1176 48 1224
21 Martin Paulsson Sweden 187 232 192 188 202 222 1223 0 1223
22 Peder Grimsen Sweden 163 192 199 202 230 235 1221 0 1221
23 Mathias Sarmadi France 172 176 196 236 232 204 1216 0 1216
24 David Kendall England 201 182 225 197 203 203 1211 0 1211
25 Tore Torgersen Norway 235 210 175 180 257 151 1208 0 1208
26 Diana Zavjalova Latvia 187 173 188 201 204 206 1159 48 1207
27 Nicki Ainge England 166 180 201 213 172 223 1155 48 1203
28 Xavier Lotthe France 224 209 180 186 223 180 1202 0 1202
29 Ron Bogaard v/d Netherlands 195 170 211 246 194 178 1194 0 1194
30 Arturo Rueda Colombia 168 254 191 218 186 169 1186 0 1186
31 Axel Guimó Miranda Catalonia 213 181 213 184 178 215 1184 0 1184
32 Sandra Torrents Pelaez Catalonia 178 181 167 215 201 190 1132 48 1180
33 Kevin Jaap Wales 187 178 220 180 198 216 1179 0 1179
34 Peter Ljung Sweden 187 202 214 164 160 248 1175 0 1175
35 Oriol Ros Badia Catalonia 199 216 180 170 203 207 1175 0 1175
36 Karl Wahlgren Sweden 198 191 179 201 201 205 1175 0 1175
37 Jesper Agerbo Denmark 187 211 205 194 195 177 1169 0 1169
38 Anders Lousdal Denmark 192 202 225 182 197 171 1169 0 1169
39 Bengt Wehlin Sweden 188 173 192 235 185 191 1164 0 1164
40 Wendy Kok Netherlands 190 205 179 179 196 166 1115 48 1163
41 Jesus Alberto Dacorte Gomez Spain 200 190 168 171 197 228 1154 0 1154
42 Balbir Singh Kaur Catalonia 150 188 208 203 219 185 1153 0 1153
43 Âlvaro Jose Cardona Rosell Catalonia 167 182 200 168 209 217 1143 0 1143
44 Kenneth Bland Norway 145 207 193 188 201 206 1140 0 1140
45 Alvar Cardona Burguès Catalonia 193 172 204 174 171 224 1138 0 1138
46 Artur Colomer Soler Catalonia 232 162 176 185 199 171 1125 0 1125
47 Sten Trygve Solberg Norway 187 211 183 210 163 170 1124 0 1124
48 Monica Boldo Pascual Catalonia 165 184 174 223 160 168 1074 48 1122
49 Pierre Luc Sanchez France 181 190 182 180 188 197 1118 0 1118
50 Rosa Mas Puiggros Catalonia 192 138 158 198 150 231 1067 48 1115
51 Joan Creus Martori Catalonia 203 157 160 170 202 218 1110 0 1110
52 Ilja Schneider Germany 190 173 181 153 201 207 1105 0 1105
53 Lluis Monfort Gómez Catalonia 181 192 160 178 180 207 1098 0 1098
54 Carlo Grenlich Germany 190 184 178 161 202 176 1091 0 1091
55 Miguel Angel Guimerà Gavilan Catalonia 207 168 190 196 162 163 1086 0 1086
56 Alexandre Lepolard France 179 148 164 191 175 213 1070 0 1070
57 Hector Roca Roig Catalonia 193 201 153 175 209 130 1061 0 1061
58 Paqui Nuñez Hernandez Catalonia 166 157 171 178 169 166 1007 48 1055
59 Alexandre Vahidi Iran 190 157 208 158 149 182 1044 0 1044
60 Ermes Pacchiosi Catalonia 165 128 198 184 148 218 1041 0 1041
61 Carlos Martí Pi-figueras Catalonia 144 146 161 185 166 236 1038 0 1038
62 Patrik Tanaskovic Sweden 170 146 233 150 145 190 1034 0 1034
63 Martin Donato Argentina 157 201 177 192 159 146 1032 0 1032
64 Joan Pique Reig Catalonia 170 161 184 178 156 182 1031 0 1031
65 Mads Sandbekken Norway 170 178 157 185 195 140 1025 0 1025
66 Keenan Glover Catalonia 201 157 188 143 160 175 1024 0 1024
67 Lluis Pujol Salamaña Catalonia 189 157 203 180 165 127 1021 0 1021
68 Carlos Huerta Chacon Catalonia 181 174 157 172 149 150 983 0 983
69 David Nieto Montañez Catalonia 152 154 151 158 149 174 938 0 938
70 Jose Huerta Chacon Catalonia 152 180 141 132 160 162 927 0 927
71 Gerard Moreno Castan Catalonia 166 118 149 160 149 168 910 0 910
72 Daniel Alberti Corominas Catalonia 164 165 163 108 120 188 908 0 908
73 Gloria Sala Mestres Catalonia 141 120 138 160 172 113 844 48 892

Responses

  1. mort luby says:

    February 25th, 2010at 8:54 pm(#)

    i think the report looks fine. did you say there was a problem with the placings? i don’t see it.


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