Final Qualifying Squad

March 13th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

So, the long wait is over and now 58 can look forward to competing in tomorrow’s finals, plus, of course, the six that progress forthwith from the dreaded Desperado squad later tonight.

A total of 454 intrepid souls went through the qualifying rounds, 17 less than originally entered, and 53 short of the 507 entry total set by the Ballmaster Open in Helsinki in January.

Top of the final squad tonight was the dimunitive figure of Nina Flack of Sweden, 2008 Swedish and WBW Bowler of the Year,

Nina Flack

showing the rest of the packed squad just how to do it with a six-game series of 1,491 wth a high opening game of 289 plus 8 bonus. That gives her seventh place on the leader board and top woman of the qualifying section of the tournament.

Once again, there were six series over 1400.

High game on this squad was a fine 299 from Canadian Mark Buffa. There is no clue as to the pin he left, but it is usually the 10-pin.

Cuts are high, very high. To place in the top 16, the elite that get byes for round one of the final, 1,461 was needed. To get into the qualifiers above 52, then it was 1,407. Incredible!

Full standings for all competitors on www.brunswickeurochallenge.com.

Those in positions 17-64 are on dawn patrol tomorrow morning, rolling off at 07:45. Those in round two take to the lanes at 11:30.

Qualified directly to final step 2 (Position 1 – 16)
RANK NAME NAT GEN CAT BEST
PINS
LAST
GAME
SQUAD # SQUAD
COUNT
HAND
1 Pepe, Anthony USA M A 1572 256 10 1 L
2 Fagan, Mike USA M A 1555 300 11 2 R
3 Palermaa, Osku FIN M A 1532 248 16 2 R
4 Joris, Nico BEL M A 1518 255 03 1 R
5 Duke, Norm USA M A 1515 207 18 2 R
6 Alix, Yoan FRA M A 1495 256 06 3 R
7 Flack, Nina SWE F A 1491 230 23 3 R
8 Ratia, Jari FIN M A 1490 279 18 3 R
9 Lehtonen, Kimmo FIN M A 1486 267 11 2 L
10 Ginge Jensen, Mai DEN F A 1480 252 21 3 R
11 Ang, Adrian MAS M A 1480 210 15 3 R
12 Bohn III, Parker USA M A 1477 300 20 3 R
13 Pöllänen, Krista FIN F A 1477 241 12 1 R
14 Ranta, Tony FIN M A 1472 214 16 2 R
15 Thurlby, Rob ENG M A 1462 232 21 4 R
16 Arup, Mathias SWE M A 1461 237 18 3 R

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