PHILIPPINE bowler Krizziah Lyn Tabora compiled 3847 pinfalls in 18 games Wednesday to check in seventh
place and virtually clinch one of the 24 ladies’ qualifying slots in the second round of the 53rd
Bowling World Cup international finals in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Tabora, now in her second crack at the world title after representing the Philippines in the
2012 competition in Poland, averaged 213.83 after shooting a high game of 264.
Sweden’s Jenny Wegner remained on top of the 54-country field with 4096, followed by
Australia’s Rebecca Whiting (3970), Germany’s Vanessa Timter (3942), Colombia’s Rocio Restrepo (3927),
Mexico’s Maribel Orozco (3865) and Malaysia’s Siti Safiya Amirah Abdul Rahman (3851).
The men’s Philippine entry, Cebu-based Jomar Roland Jumapao, finds himself in a more difficult
situation to make it to the next round. After 18 games, Jumapao tallied 3581 pinfalls to drop from
23rd to 30th -- 49 pins behind current 24th finisher Nan Feng of China.
England’s Ray Teece carded 4020 in 18 games to set the pace in the 64-man field.
Colombia’s Oscar Rodriguez checked in second with 3951, followed by the USA’s Jakob Butturff
(3950), former frontrunning Arturo Estrada of Mexico (3946), Italy’s Nicola Pongolini (3915),
Finland’s Niko Oksanen (3896), Sweden’s James Gruffman (3895), Belgium’s Mats Maggi (3861), Germany’s
Oliver Morig (3859) and Hong Kong’s Siu Hong Wu (3852).
The top 24 scorers after 24 games will advance to the second round.