Tony Wong of Hong Kong, who already had two perfect games from his earlier attempts, added a third 300 in Squad 20 but failed to improve his 1304 and missing the cut for the finals by 5 pins. Seven perfect games were shot today.
Miller rolled the 14th 300, Tommy Jones of USA 15th, Osku Palermaa of Finland 16th, Tony Wong 17th, Saleh Khalid Habib of Kuwait 18th, AJ Johnson of USA 19th and Larsen 20th.
Qualifiers positioned 17 to 48 (32 qualifiers) will bowl 5 games in Round 1 finals with the top 8 advancing to Round 2 joined by qualifiers from the second bracket, positions 9 to 16.
They will bowl another 5 games and the top 8 with the highest pinfalls will advance to Round 3. They will be joined by qualifiers from the top bracket, positioned 1 to 8 for another 5 games in Round 3. The top 5 with the highest pinfalls at the end of the round will proceed to the Final Round shootout.
A PBA international title will be awarded to the champion if he is a member of the Professional Bowlers Associaition. The WBT-PBA 13th Kuwait International Open is a first-tier World Bowling Tour stop with guaranteed prize money of a total of US$218,000.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Kuwait.