Börding, del Rosario Hold World Cup Leads

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Tobias Börding of Germany and Liza del Rosario maintained their leads in the men's and women's divisions respectively as the 50th QubicaAMF World Cup reached its halfway point at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

At just 16 years of age, Russia's Maria Bulanova bowled the highest game by a woman thus far with 299.
At just 16 years of age, Russia's Maria Bulanova bowled the highest game by a woman thus far with 299.

Börding, whose dominant performance on day one saw him average nearly 20 pins better than the next-closest competitor with a 1309 set for five games, came back down to Earth a bit on day two but nonetheless maintained his lead by nearly 100 pins over Israel's Oron Cohen. Börding put together an 1136 set with games of 189, 257, 226, 227, and 237, to bring his 10-game total to 2441. Cohen shot 759 out of the gate with games of 225, 225, and 279, but faded in the final two games of the block with scores of 217 and 158 for a 10-game pinfall of 2344. Team USA's Chris Barnes moved up from fourth to third on a five-game block of 1157 with games of 222, 217, 247, 245, and 226. Barnes has a 2335 total pinfall for the event thus far.

Rounding out the top five on the men's side are Engelberto Rivera of the Philippines and Romeo Gagenoiu of Romania, who are tied for fourth with 10-game pinfalls of 2330. Bader Alalshikh of Saudi Arabia sits on the cut number in 24th place with a 2133 total.

Liza del Roasario maintained her lead on day two, but saw Team USA's Brittni Hamilton surge into a close second place. Hamilton now trails del Rosario by just 24 pins thanks to a day two set of 1151 with games of 260, 211, 206, 215, and 259. Del Rosario posted an 1109 total with scores of 256, 207, 246, 217, and 183. Clara Guerrero posted the highest five-game set in the women's field on day two to move up to fourth place with games of 235, 268, 215, 228, and 256 for a 1202 set. She has a 2229 total pinfall for the event.

Rounding out the top five on the women's side are Sweden's Rebecka Larsen, who sits in third with a total pinfall of 2269, and Germany's Martina Schultz, who is fifth with a 10-game total of 2183. New Zealand's Bianca Tofilau is on the bubble, sitting in 24th with a total pinfall of 1972.

Malta's Neil Sullivan bowled the event's first 300 game on day two.
Malta's Neil Sullivan bowled the event's first 300 game on day two.

Day two of the 50th QubicaAMF World Cup also saw the event's first 300 game, shot by Neil Sullivan of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Sullivan, who is bowling his first World Cup, has twice been Malta's national champion, and he also won a silver medal in the 2011 Commonwealth Championships. The high game thus far on the women's side belongs to 16-year-old Maria Bulanova of Russia, who is the event's youngest competitor.

Malaysia's Syafiq Ridhwam Abdul Malek bowled the highest five-game set overall on day two with a 1248 pinfall consisting of games of 247, 206, 258, 258, and 279.

Day two scores can be found here:

Men's results

Women's results

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