Field For Final Day In Kuwait Is Set

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After extraordinarily high scores in qualifying, the scoring pace came down just a pinch in the first and second rounds of the finals at the World Bowling Tour/PBA 13th Kuwait International Open.

On Tuesday, 24 players were eliminated in the first round and eight players were knocked out in the second round to narrow the field down to 16 remaining bowlers who have a shot at the $50,000 first-place prize.

All eight advancing players from Round 2 should be familiar faces to bowling fans as Brad Miller led the way with a five-game block of 1,326, a 265.20 average. Miller had games of 245, 257, 267, 289 and 268

Tommy Jones made it through the second round in second place with 1,320, while Mitch Hupe was third with 1,310. Martin Larsen, who recently recovered from being hit by a car, was fourth with 1,297.

Also advancing was Dom Barrett, Ildemaro Ruiz, AJ Johnson and Osku Palermaa, who got the last spot with a 253 average.

Among those players who did not advance in the second round were Sean Rash, Greg Young, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Kamron Doyle, Mika Koivuniemi and Liz Johnson. Among the 24 players eliminated in Round 1 were AJ Chapman, Francois Lavoie, Tom Daugherty, Kyle Sherman and Shawn Maldonado.

The eight remaining players from Tuesday’s competition will now be joined in Round 3 by the eight players who had two-round byes. All pins are dropped every round.

Sam Cooley, who put up an incredible 281.50 average to lead qualifying, was joined by Arnar Jonsson, Michael Mak, Thomas Larsen, Stuart Williams, Nick Pate, Danielle McEwan, Mostafa Almousawi as the players earning byes into Round 3 based on their qualifying totals.

The top five players in the five-game third round, which takes place Wednesday morning, will advance to the stepladder finals. If the winner of the event is a current PBA member, they will earn a PBA title for the victory.

Scores in the event have been sky high thanks in part to a combination of factors but mainly due to the scoring system being used. The tournament is using the World Bowling current frame scoring system which awards 30 pins for a strike, while a spare equals 10 pins plus the pinfall of the first shot and an open equals the pinfall for the frame.

There have been numerous 300 games in the event, including one by Barrett in the second round, thanks in part to only needing 10 strikes for a perfect game instead of 12 under a traditional scoring system.

Round 2

Results courtesy ABF-Online.org

Pos BowlerCtryG1G2G3G4G5TotalAveDif
1 BRAD MILLERUSA2452572672892681326265.20
2 TOMMY JONESUSA2562672432652891320264-6
3 MITCH HUPECAN2342642672682771310262-16
4 MARTIN LARSENSWE2782652542682321297259.4-29
5 DOMINIC BARRETTENG3002542472442431288257.6-38
6 ILDEMARO RUIZVEN2552222882462641275255-51
7 AJ JOHNSONUSA2662562672232541266253.2-60
8 OSKU PALERMAAFIN2342652562682421265253-61
 Top 8 make Round 3 Final








9 KHALID ALDUBYYANKUW2352252892662351250250-76
10 GREG YOUNGUSA2122782552542461245249-81
11 MARIA RODRIGUEZ (F)COL2402222682672421239247.8-87
12 KHALID ALBAYUDHKSA2782362232452451227245.4-99
13 SEAN RASHUSA2412572232462451212242.4-114
14 KAMRON DOYLEUSA2432322682342341211242.2-115
15 MIKA KOIVUNIEMIFIN2572672342142361208241.6-118
16 LIZ JOHNSON (F)USA2352092312451981118223.6-208

Round 1

Results courtesy ABF-Online.org 

Pos BowlerCtryG1G2G3G4G5TotalAveDif
1 TOMMY JONESUSA2782782892782561379275.80
2 AJ JOHNSONUSA2572782782762471336267.2-43
3 MITCH HUPECAN2892562672792421333266.6-46
4 KAMRON DOYLEUSA2892572432762661331266.2-48
5 SEAN RASHUSA2562892642412781328265.6-51
6 KHALID ALDUBYYANKUW2572892662792321323264.6-56
7 GREG YOUNGUSA2892782562352641322264.4-57
8 OSKU PALERMAAFIN3002782332652251301260.2-78
 Top 8 make Round 2 Final








9 JASSEM AL SAQERKUW2552432562293001283256.6-96
10 AJ CHAPMANUSA2782672572362441282256.4-97
11 FRANCOIS LAVOIECAN2562892342552451279255.8-100
12 TOM DAUGHERTYUSA2452552782322661276255.2-103
13 BILLY M ISLAMINA2562452672552531276255.2-103
14 ANNA ANDERSSON (F)SWE2222762552412781272254.4-107
15 YANNAPHON LARPAPHARATTHA2012672352782771258251.6-121
16 KYLE SHERMANUSA2332892412232681254250.8-125
17 RYAN LALISANGINA2672552672412201250250-129
18 SHAWN MALDONADOUSA2552462552362531245249-134
19 BANDAR ALYABAHKSA2772262672312361237247.4-142
20 FRANCOIS LOUWRSA2312342452792451234246.8-145
21 CALLUM BORCKAUS2122452362892511233246.6-146
22 TANNYA ROUMIMPER (F)INA2662432442212541228245.6-151
23 ABDULRAHMAN ALJAIDAHQAT2242662242792211214242.8-165
24 MOHAMMED ALSAUDKSA2452362062682341189237.8-190
25 SALEH KHALID HABIBKUW2512882132222111185237-194
26 YOUSEF AL JABERQAT2352232462082661178235.6-201
27 IVAN TSEHKG2142092442422571166233.2-213
28 FACHRI IBNU ASKARINA2672002232332431166233.2-213
29 SULAIMAN ALSHUAIBI (Y)KUW2352172182892011160232-219
30 OSCAR WIREFELDTSWE2682361812562081149229.8-230
31 ZULMAZRAN ZULKIFLIMAS1882342682312131134226.8-245
32 SHINTA CEYSARIA (F)INA2202152231982161072214.4-307

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