United States 1, Europe 4 as the top five male qualifiers are posted for the second round of the World Cup at Bowling de
John Szczerbinski maintained his lead through the final block of 92 players and built a healthy 127 pin buffer over second-placed Achim Grabowski of Germany. The American posted 3,710 over the 16 games, an average of 231.88. Grabowski rose to second with 3,583 and Mads Sandbaekken of Norway dropped to third with 3,571.
Fourth place was taken by Englishman Matt Miller, a pro shop proprietor from London (3546) and fifth young Finnish star Joonas Jahi (3506).
The Asian zone came into the picture with Biboy Rivera from Manila, Philippines in sixth place on 3492.
It took a score of 3321, a 207 average, to make 24th and final place for the second round and that spot was claimed by Mubarak Almuraikhi of Qatar. Out to the bleachers goes previous front-runner Harn Chieh Kwan of Switzerland, missing the cut by 16 pins.
As with the women, the men now play eight more games, with pinfall carried forward, from which the leading eight will progress to the round robin.
For full standings, go to: www.qubicaamf.com and click on World Cup logo.
Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.