The champion, who had completed the Top 8 Round-Robin finals in third, defeated Malaysia's Natasha Roslan, 199-176 in the semi-finals to advance to the championship round. Guerra, who had looked to go down to top-seed, Kelly Kulick of USA midway through the other semi, bounced back with four consecutive strikes from frame 8 to beat the American, 194-179 to advance.
The previous five Australian women to have won the World Cup titles were Jeanette Baker (Mexico 1983), Cara Honeychurch (Belfast, Ireland 1996), Mazine Nable (Kobe, Japan 1998) Amanda Bradley (Las Vegas, USA 1999) and Ann-Maree Putney (St. Petersburg, Russia 2007).
Australia was awarded the Bent Peterson trophy as the Champion Country with Whiting as champion and Sam Cooley as joint second runner-up in the men's division. Players, officials and guests will attend the Victory Banquet hosted by QubicaAMF during which time, the host flag for the next 56th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup 2020 will be handed over to Kuwait.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Palembang, Indonesia.