Singaporeans off to a lukewarm start

18th October, Toulon: Singapore's Daphne Tan and Jonathan Ang got off to a lukewarm start in the first block of the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after finishing 18th and 41st in their respective divisions.  Daphne posted a five-game total of 1004 with inconsistent score lines of 223, 187, 207, 186 and 201 as Malaysia's Wendy Chai topped the second squad to become the overall leader with 1126.

Korea's Gye Min-Young, who trailed Chai in the same squad, took second spot with 1114 while first squad leader, Holly Fleming of Scotland settled for third with 1090. Aumi Guerra of Dominican Republic and Sweden's Helen Johnsson completed the top 5.

Daphne, however in still in the running to make the top 24 cut if she can maintain better consistency over the next three blocks.

Meanwhile, debutant Jonathan Ang was less fortunate after he managed 989 over five games on lines of 226, 178, 186, 172 and 227. His total only gave him a 41st place finish after another debutant, Biboy Rivera of the Philippines took pole position with 1181.

1988 World Cup champion, Mohammed Khalifa Al Qubaisi under 1995 World Cup champion, Patrick Healey Jnr as UAE coach, showed his old spark to take up third overall with 1145. First squad leader, Harn Chieh Kwan of Switzerland finished second with 1159.

Alejandro Reyna of Costa Rica and Willian Ching of Venezuela rounded up the top 5 with 1118 and 1107 respectively. Northern Oreland's Billy Nimick and USA's John Szczerbinski took sixth and seventh positions.


Bowlers will play a total of four blocks of 5 games each over four days. The field will be cut to top 24 for another 8 games. At the end of the 8 games, the field will be further cut down to top 8 for their final 8 games. The top 3 will then advance to the step-ladder finals.

Detailed scores: Women's First Block | Men's First Block.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Toulon.