Finns Vie for Squad 5 Honors

by Bob Johnson 0

Coming over the final hurdles of squad 5 it was Finns Perttu Jussila and Joonas Jehkinen looking for the honor of leading the
squad and with a final game of 245 it was Jussila who stood aloft, leading his fellow countryman, 1378-1333.

Perttu Jussila

“I always look forward to coming to Barcelona,” stated Jussila, a member of the Finnish national team who lives in Tampere. “I am sorry to say that my game does not seem to match up with thse lanes but I always enjoy my stay. The sunshine is very welcome too as it hasn’t seemed to have stopped raining this year back home in Finland.”

Jussila had a high game of 267, equalled by Gheorge Catalin of Romania, so Dennis Eklund’s 289 is still the high for the tournament.

Two more qualifying squads take to the Bowling Pedralbes lanes this evening and four more squads are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, each at 09:00, 13:00, 17:00 and 21:00.

Full tournament results and information: www.fcbb.cat

TOP TEN STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 5:

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Mats Maggi Belgium 234 254 237 205 245 249 1424 0 1424
2 Ildemaro Ruiz Venezuela 228 238 255 219 245 239 1424 0 1424
3 Osku Palermaa Finland 174 255 232 259 247 232 1399 0 1399
4 Eike Kabowski Germany 252 204 222 269 255 195 1397 0 1397
5 Marcial Ovide Catalonia 234 235 267 217 202 234 1389 0 1389
6 Dennis Eklund Sweden 233 289 215 216 222 206 1381 0 1381
7 Perttu Jussila Finland 189 244 267 233 200 245 1378 0 1378
8 Peter Ljung Sweden 235 216 275 203 233 209 1371 0 1371
9 Paul Moor England 225 214 201 235 210 248 1333 0 1333
10 Joonas Jehkinen Finland 269 235 214 202 224 189 1333 0 1333

 

 

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.