Voss Vies for Victory

by Bob Johnson 0

Brian Voss, from Atlanta, Georgia in the southern United States, held pole positiion throughout the final four games of the semi-final and has grabbed top seed position for the stepladder final, a match against either Jesper Agerbo or Thomas Larsen, both Danes.

Larsen is the defending champion and once again has his sights set on the title but Agerbo means to spoil that ambition. Anyway, whoever advances to meet Voss in the final will have a tough assignment.

Both stepladder matches will be web-streamed live on www.tbowling.cat, commencing at approximately 18:15 local time with commentary by Keith Hale and Clara Guerrero.

STANDINGS AFTER SEMI-FINAL
Top three qualify for stepladder final:

P Player Federation Qualify Quarter 1 2 3 4 Pins Hdcp
1 Brian Voss USA 693 968 238 237 191 194 860 0
2 Thomas Larsen Denmark 648 971 212 198 237 217 864 0
3 Jesper Agerbo Denmark 701 868 224 246 216 215 901 0
4 Ildemaro Ruiz Venezuela 683 870 179 257 258 211 905 0
5 Anders Lousdal Denmark 677 826 227 213 246 249 935 0
6 Joline Persson Planefors Sweden 692 867 211 181 212 239 843 32
7 Tobias Karlsson Sweden 643 856 241 225 187 257 910 0
8 Isabelle Sacco France 673 925 211 181 213 159 764 32
9 Or Aviram Israel 678 864 180 267 227 167 841 0
10 Panu Nurmilo Finland 694 894 167 223 219 185 794 0
11 Wendy Kok Netherlands 649 864 204 192 208 223 827 32
12 Paul Stott Jr Ireland 650 913 189 215 203 198 805 0
13 Lisanne Breeschoten Netherlands 682 845 210 178 210 210 808 32
14 Bianca Wiekeraad Netherlands 648 849 234 193 225 180 832 32
15 Kirsten Penny England 637 897 185 194 206 203 788 32
16 Paco Rodriguez Suances Spain 697 819 173 209 224 222 828 0
17 Mari Nurmilo Finland 638 870 207 200 210 180 797 32
18 Alexander Medvediskov Russia 643 837 242 172 200 226 840 0
19 Diana Zavjalova Latvia 627 862 166 234 160 212 772 32
20 Gery Verbruggen Belgium 680 826 214 227 189 156 786 0
21 Priscilla Maaswinkel The Netherlands 660 843 184 204 181 185 754 32
22 Peder Grimsen Sweden 652 892 184 181 191 180 736 0
23 Kenneth Bland USA 658 885 193 187 198 159 737 0
24 Joonas Jehkinen Finland 660 824 191 180 220 191 782 0

 

 

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.