PBA Dominate Squads 2 & 3

July 15th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Finnish PBA member and well-known international Mika Koivuniemi took first place in Squad 2 of the Ciutat de Barcelona on Wednesday evening, shooting 1390 over his six games to top the leader board and qualify for Sunday’s finals.

Koivuniemi outpointed England’s Dominic Barrett, the 2008 and 2009 World Bowling Writers International Bowler of the Year, 1390-1268, rolling high games of 258 and 278. Barrett’s top game was 252.

In Squad 3, Brian Voss, from Atlanta, Georgia, continued his winning ways by leading the final squad of the night with 1347, 32 pins better than Patrick Backe, a past Swedish international. Voss comes to Barcelona after winning the Czech Open in Prague. Czech Republic last weekend where he had been conducting a series of clinics. ‘do it my way and bowl like me’ seems to be the lesson to be learned.

also in Squad 3, the PBAs Chris Loschetter, winner of last week’s San Marino Open, was fourth on the squad with 1292.

Tournament leaders now are Mika Koivuniemi, 1390; Brian Voss, 1347; Hans Snelting, 1340; Yoan Alix, 1329; Moises Perez, 11327; Patrick Backe, 1315.

TOP 5 FROM SQUAD 2:

P Player Club Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Mika Koivuniemi PBA Finland 207 258 191 278 209 247 1390 0 1390
2 Dom Barrett Storm England 215 175 252 210 215 201 1268 0 1268
3 Alvar Cardona Burgues Barcelona Catalonia 178 233 207 238 169 201 1226 0 1226
4 Marieke De Jong Chandra/de Halm The Netherlands 204 224 191 172 173 170 1134 48 1182
5 Josep Guardia Garcia Barcelona Catalonia 199 165 200 192 179 234 1169 0 1169

TOP 5 FROM SQUAD 3:

P Player Club Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Brian Voss PBA USA 224 222 258 204 213 226 1347 0 1347
2 Patrick Backe Göta Sweden 265 175 208 232 233 202 1315 0 1315
3 Jimmy Ravez Valcke Team Belgium Belgium 158 171 237 259 254 218 1297 0 1297
4 Chris Loschetter PBA USA 206 246 232 193 211 204 1292 0 1292
5 Martin Paulsson Kulladal Sweden 202 195 223 224 199 219 1262 0 1262

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