The women have now completed their second round of eight games, now totalling 24 games, and Gye Min-Young of Korea still
holds pole position as the field is cut to eight for the round robin.
Now there are four countries in the Asian zone and two each from Europe and the Americas remaining in the distaff field.
Gye Min-Young totalled 5340 for her 24 games (222.5 avr) and second placed Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Rephublic 5180. Arguably the tournament favorite Carolyn Dorin-Ballard from the United States held third (5069) and England's Fiona Banks fourth (5044).
Daisy Pasada from the Philippines takes fifth place (5029) and is closely followed by Daphne Tan of Singapore (4989), then Wendy Chai of Malaysia (4977). Diana Zavjalova of Latvia slotted nicely into eighth place (4958).
Hard luck for 2008 champion Ann-Maree Putney of Australia, failing to make the round robin in ninth place by 31 pins.
|2||Aumi Guerra||Dominican Republic||278||5189||216.21||231||24|
|5||Marianne Daisy Posadas||Philippines||247||5029||209.54||71||24|
A big surprise in the men's quarterfinal results as the front running has been taken over by Matt Miller of London, England, demoting John Szczerbinski down to second place and Norwegian Mads Sandbaekken takes third. Miller now totals 5426, 56
pins over Szczerbinski, and Sandbaekken has 5250.
Michael Schmidt is the only past champion still in contention, beating Or Aviram of Israel in the final in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2005.
A close call for Boboy Rivera of the Philippines as he tied for eighth place in the round robin with Francois Louw of South Africa, winning the play-off game, 267-191.
|9||Francois Louw||South Africa||269||5157||214.88||0||24|
Full results on www.qubicaamf.com.
Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.