Reputed to be unlucky for some, Squad 13 was very much in favor for Markus Heinonen of Tampere, near Helsinki, Finland, the
second finn to win squad honors this week.
Opening his account with ten strikes foa 289, Heinonen followed that with 257 and 204 but slumped to 179 before recovering with another 257 and closing 244 for a 1430 series and third place in the overall standings behind Dominic Barrett and Rebecka Larsen.
"I was able to stay with the same ball through the series," remarked Heinonen. "I did experiment with a couple of others but decided not to change, so I am very pleased to lead this squad.
"It is my ambition to become a Finnish national team member but the current team is very hard to get into. I very much enjoy international bowling and am looking forward to the finals tomorrow."
Sweden's Robert Andersson was runner-up to Heinonen but back on 1367. The famed Team Pergamon player was consistent with a high game of 247 and a low of 202.
Looking after the baby seems to have swayed Osku Palermaa as he is down with the also-rans, managing for him an unusual 1303.
Just two more squads to play now and at 1297 the cut to 42 isn't likely to move more than a few pins, so tomorrow's quarter-final should feature those with a very low 1300.
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TOP TEN STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 13:
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