A Case of ‘The Nearly’s’

July 15th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Two chances of 300s in the second game of Squad 6.

The first to Stuart Williams from England, who arrived at Bowling Pedralbes just two minutes before his name was cancelled from the roster, delayed in traffic coming from the airport. He hit the first ten strikes then left the 10-pin with the eleventh ball.

Marcial Ovide

Then followed Martin Larsen of Sweden. He too had the first ten strikes. Then, when preparing for the eleventh a rogue pin rolled across the pin deck. A pinspotter re-rack did not clear it and a referee had to roll a house ball down the gutter to clear it. That pause was enough to put the lithe Swede off and he too left a single pin, the 4-pin.

“I really thought that had got that strike,” Larsen explained afterwards. He blamed that malfunction on a five-week break from bowling with a vacation in the United States, but is now back, heart and soul, to get 100 per cent for the forthcoming World Championships in Munich, Germany next month.

There’s a Spanish hero in Barcelona tonight as Marcial Ovide from Astunas, in the north of Spain, won the squad and second position in the overall standings after Squad 6 with 1446, aided along the way with a 289 in his fifth game.

There were also the brace of 289s from Martin Larsen and Stuart Williams, both in the second game of this squad.
Larsen (1367) finished runner-up to Ovide and Williams (1360) placed third.

Chris Loschetter video interview:

http://www.youtube.com/user/bowlingcattv#p/a/u/0/u2sqQaqqp5k

more videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/bowlingcattv

OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 6:

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Chris Loschetter USA 257 277 237 217 227 259 1474 0 1474
2 Marcial Ovide Marron Catalonia 225 245 236 235 289 216 1446 0 1446
3 Mathias Arup Sweden 289 203 300 179 227 216 1414 0 1414
4 Mika Koivuniemi Finland 207 258 191 278 209 247 1390 0 1390
5 Martin Larsen Sweden 197 289 213 216 217 235 1367 0 1367
6 Stuart Williams England 179 289 237 227 211 217 1360 0 1360
7 Brian Voss USA 224 222 258 204 213 226 1347 0 1347
8 Robert Andersson Sweden 235 215 245 232 206 210 1343 0 1343
9 Hans Snelting The Netherlands 197 249 227 237 191 239 1340 0 1340
10 Osku Palermaa Finland 238 257 172 203 248 217 1335 0 1335

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