Barrett, Rodriguez Win World Bowling Tour Finals

2019 WBT Finals Winners Barrett Rodriguez

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England’s Dom Barrett and Colombia’s Maria Jose Rodriguez won the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals on Thursday in Kuwait City.

The culminating event of the WBT season took place a day after the WBT/PBA Kuwait International Open wrapped up. Each player received $12,500 for winning their respective divisions.

Barrett defeated Iceland’s Arnar Jonsson, 276-232, to win the event in a rematch of the championship match of the Kuwait International Open. Just 24 hours prior, Barrett beat the top-seeded Jonsson in back-to-back games to win his eighth career PBA Tour title.

In the men’s semifinal, Jonsson beat Sean Rash, 289-223, to advance.

Rodriguez took down Liz Johnson, 252-234, to win the women’s division. Johnson dispatched Clara Guerrero in the semifinal, 255-232.

The men’s and women’s divisions each had a six-player field who bowled five games of match play to determine who advanced to the stepladder.

The format used points for match wins to determine who advanced to the stepladder finals instead of total pinfall. Two points were awarded for each win, one point for a tie and zero for a loss.

After five games, Barrett earned the men’s top seed with four wins and a tie for nine points. There was a three-way tie at six points between Jonsson, Rash and AJ Johnson.

The players had a one-game rolloff and Jonsson earned the second seed with 232, Rash the third seed with 223 and Johnson was eliminated with 211.

Rafiq Ismail finished fifth with two points and Nick Pate was sixth with one point.

On the women’s side, Rodriguez earned the top seed with eight points after posting four victories. Johnson and Guerrero each picked up three wins for six points. Cherie Tan finished fourth with four points, while Danielle McEwan and Anna Andersson tied with three points.

Men’s Stepladder Finals

Results courtesy ABF-Online.org

Seed BowlerCountryM1M2 Results
1 DOMINIC BARRETTENG
276 Champ
2 ARNAR JONSSONISL
232 2nd






2 ARNAR JONSSONISL289
 Advance
3 SEAN RASHUSA223
 3rd

Men’s Stage 1

Results courtesy ABF-Online.org

Pos BowlerM1M2M3M4M5TotalAvePts
1 DOMINIC BARRETT2782782782562441334266.8

 ENGLAND22122

9
2 ARNAR DAVID JONSSON2782432662432531283256.6

 ICELAND2
2
2

6
3 SEAN RASH2552172892532131227245.4

 UNITED STATES
222


6
Top 3 makes cut for Stepladder Final






4 AJ JOHNSON2772772652412571317263.4

 UNITED STATES22

2

6*
5 RAFIQ ISMAIL2672672202222301206241.2

 MALAYSIA


2


2
6 NICK PATE2432022782072561186237.2

 UNITED STATES

1



1

* - Lost one-game rolloff with Jonsson and Rash

Women’s Stepladder Finals

Results courtesy ABF-Online.org

Seed BowlerCountryM1M2 Results
1 MARIA RODRIGUEZCOL
252 Champ
2 LIZ JOHNSONUSA
234 2nd






2 LIZ JOHNSONUSA255
 Advance
3 CLARA GUERREROCOL232
 3rd

Women’s Stage 1

Results courtesy ABF-Online.org

Pos BowlerM1M2M3M4M5TotalAvePts
1 MARIA RODRIGUEZ2532372571872671201240.2

 COLOMBIA222
2

8
2 LIZ JOHNSON2432092772672771273254.6

 UNITED STATES

222

6
3 CLARA GUERRERO2352452552532431231246.2

 COLOMBIA
222


6
 Top 3 makes cut for Stepladder Final






4 CHERIE TAN2232292062132431114222.8

 SINGAPORE2


2

4
5 DANIELLE MCEWAN2182442512572321202240.4

 UNITED STATES
1
2


3
6 ANNA ANDERSSON2782442242002191165233

SWEDEN21




3

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