Top 24 Women qualifiers

by Bob Johnson 0

After their 20-game qualifying stint, the top 24 women will advance to the second round, a further eight games.

Gye Min-Young

Gye Min-Young of Korea remained the tournament leader on a total pinfall of 3556 over the 16 games, crediting her with an average of 225.25. she shot 1085 over today's five games.

Wendy Chai of Malaysia has been demoted to third place after the Dominican Republic's Aumi Guerra had 1082 today and climb into second place with 3442. Chai just trails on 3415 and England's Fiona Banks slots into fourth with 3409.

24th place goes to India's Prathima Hegde on 3091, beating out Felicia Wong of Canada by just two pins.

The leading eight players after tomorrow's eight games will advance to the round robin.

Full results on: and click on the World Cup logo.

Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.

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.

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