Left is Now Right

July 17th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

It was back in February of this year that Gery Verbruggen of Belgium stood on the lanes of Bowling Pedralbes to be inducted into the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame. Now he stands on lanes 5 and 6 as leader of Squad 13 and gets his pass into tomorrows finals.

Gery Verbruggen

Rolling 1370 over the six qualifying games, the talented left-hander opened his account on the early Saturday morning squad with 246 before dropping back to A 197.

“It’s a long time sincee Iwas a squad winner here,” joked Verbruggen. “On every pair of lanes I had to change a little bit with my wrist or my position. All the lanes were a little different on the left side today. I started with the (Brunswick) Fury and after two games changed to the 3.5 and then changed back to the Fury, so I was changing my bowling balls all the time.

“Bowling is getting more and more technical. You have to find the right ball for the right lane and that is the most important. Nicole Sanders, another leftie, was also on this squad. I think she has to bowl faster. I was playing much faster than I did on the other two squads.”

Paco Rodriguez of Spain took second place to Verbruggen on 1339 and Barcelona fan Thomas Larsen, winner of the Catalonia Open here in February placed third with 1324.

Top woman on this squad was Danielle van der Meer with 1262.

The current cut to 48th place is 1282 and there sits Ghislaine van der Tol from the Netherlands, winner of the Dream Bowl Palace Open in Munich just two weeks ago.

Three more qualifying squads to go and squad places are in great demand.

TOP OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 13:

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 Nicki Ainge England 216 268 229 236 219 224 1392 48 1440
4 Mathias Arup Sweden 289 203 300 179 227 216 1414 0 1414
5 John Wells England 206 233 217 234 243 266 1399 0 1399
6 Peter Ljung Sweden 225 258 222 232 211 245 1393 0 1393
7 Mika Koivuniemi Finland 207 258 191 278 209 247 1390 0 1390
8 Osku Palermaa Finland 228 256 213 238 205 236 1376 0 1376
9 Stuart Williams England 258 226 191 236 243 218 1372 0 1372
10 Gery Verbruggen Belgium 246 197 243 225 215 244 1370 0 1370
11 Frederik Ohrgaard Denmark 182 202 236 266 244 239 1369 0 1369
12 Martin Larsen Sweden 197 289 213 216 217 235 1367 0 1367
13 Marcus Berndt Sweden 249 246 248 234 213 176 1366 0 1366
14 Dom Barrett England 222 218 215 214 258 237 1364 0 1364
15 Brian Voss USA 224 222 258 204 213 226 1347 0 1347
16 Lucas Legnani Argentina 225 234 247 223 207 209 1345 0 1345
17 Robert Andersson Sweden 235 215 245 232 206 210 1343 0 1343
18 Hans Snelting The Netherlands 197 249 227 237 191 239 1340 0 1340
19 Paco Rodriguez Suances Spain 171 242 247 233 256 190 1339 0 1339
20 Tore Torgensen Norway 205 203 223 227 256 222 1336 0 1336
21 Kirsten Penny England 209 235 226 193 215 209 1287 48 1335
22 Anders Lousdal Denmark 202 258 226 200 201 247 1334 0 1334
23 Yoan Alix France 202 225 211 223 234 234 1329 0 1329
24 Paul Hutchinson Denmark 268 194 238 213 197 219 1329 0 1329

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