Victory for Colombia

by Bob Johnson 0

It was Colombia’s Clara Guerrero who fought off all the opposition to take the 2011 European Women’s Masters trophy and first prize after defeating double past champion Kirsten Penny of England, 238-184 and 214-194 in the best of three game semi-final and then taking on Sweden’s Joline Persson-Planefors for what seemed to be an easier victory, 201-170 and 220-204 final.

Persson-Planefors had progressed to the final after ousting tournament favorite Mai Ginge Jensen of Denmark, 215-189, 179-233 and 215-197 in the semi-final.

VII EUROPEAN WOMEN’S MASTERS

PRESIDENT SAMARANCH TROPHY

SEMI FINA

P Player Federation Quarter 1 2 3 Total
1 Mai Ginge Jensen Denmark 2306 189 233 197 583
4 Joline-persson Planefors Sweden 2263 215 179 215 645
2 Clara Guerrero Colombia 2299 238 214 0 238
3 Kirsten Penny England 2273 184 194 0 184

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.