PH bowler Tabora 3rd in World Cup
THE Philippines’ Krizziah Tabora got off to a good start in the 53rd Bowling World Cup International Finals Monday by finishing third with 1364 pinfalls after the first six games of the women’s 24-game qualifying series in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Tabora, who also represented the country in the international finals in Poland in 2012, shot a high game of 264 and averaged 227.33 to check behind Sweden’s Jenny Wegner, who posted 1445, and Germany’s Vanessa Timiter, who tallied 1389.
Wegner highlighted her opening round with a perfect game 300.
The Philippines’ men’s contender, Jomar Roland Jumapao, rolled 1237 pins in six games to rank 19th in the 64-man field.
Mexico’s Arturo Estrada showed the way with 1433, followed by Catalonia’s Luis Montfort (1394), Italy’s Nicola Pangolini (1315), Finland’s Niko Oksanen (1309), Colombia’s Oscar Rodriguez (1279), Macau’s Derek Lee (1271), England’s Ray Teece (1269), Belgium’s Matts Maggi (1268), Costa Rica’s Marco Moretti (1266) and Hong Kong’s Siu Hong Wu (1263).
Mexico’s Maribel Orozco came in fourth in the women’s division with 1355, followed by Colombia’s Rocio Restrepo (1312), Australia’s Rebecca Whiting (1270), Malaysia’s Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman (1270), Dominican Republic’s Aumi Guerra (1269), Norway’s Ase Jacobsen (1240) and Netherlands’ Ghislaine Stigter-Van der Tol (1231).
The men’s and women’s bowlers will play three more six-game series to determine the top 24 who will move to the next round.