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Rivera, Del Rosario fall in BWC

The Philippine Star

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The Philippines’ bid to regain glory in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup international finals ended in frustration yesterday when national titlists Biboy Rivera and Liza del Rosario failed to make the men’s and women’s final eight at Sam’s Town here.

Former World FIQ winner Rivera gave his best in eight round-robin matches but managed to finish only 10th with 6783 pins after 32 games.

Del Rosario, considered one of Asia’s top lady pintopplers, also went out of contention in the world’s most prestigious individual kegfest, winding up at 14th spot with 6384 pins after 32 games.

The Philippines has so far captured seven World Cup crowns – four by legendary Paeng Nepomuceno and one each by Lita dela Rosa, Bong Coo and C.J. Suarez.  Nepomuceno’s feat is still unmatched by any World Cup campaigner, both in the men’s and women’s divisions.

South Africa’s Francois Louw and Colombia’s Ciara Guerrero topped the list of the eight men and eight women survivors.

Louw tallied 7130 to finish ahead of Hong Kong’s Siu Hong Wu, who carded 6991; Ireland’s Paul Stott Jr. (6903), Russia’s Alexei Parshukov (6847), Malaysia’s Muhammad Rafiq Ismail (6834), Singapore’s Muhammad Jaris Goh (6813), Indonesia’s Ryan Leonard Lalisang (6809) and Japan’s Tomoyuki Sasaki (6808).

Guerrero rolled 6901 to pace Mexico’s Sandra Gongoro, who chalked up 6874, in the tightly fought women’s group.

The United States’ Shannon Pluhowsky came in third at 6869, followed by Russia’s Maria Bulanova (6854), Sweden’s Isabelle Hultin (6715), Singapore’s Geraldine Ng Su Yi (6681), Malaysia’s Siti Safiyah Amirah (6673) and Finland’s Sanna Pasanen (6646).

ACIRC

ALEXEI PARSHUKOV

BIBOY RIVERA AND LIZA

BONG COO AND C

BOWLING WORLD CUP

CIARA GUERRERO

DEL ROSARIO

FORMER WORLD

FRANCOIS LOUW AND COLOMBIA

GERALDINE NG SU YI

WORLD CUP

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