2023 IBF World Bowling Championships
Philippines, Colombia stands out in Group C
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10th October, Kuwait: The Filipina pair of Grace Gella-Krizziah Macatula and Colombian pair of Julian Franco-Juliana Botero stood out in the Women's Doubles preliminaries of the 2023 IBF World Bowling Championships advancing into the next round with a maximum of 15 points.

The Filipina pair won all their five Bakers' format matches with lines of 230, 229, 234, 274 and 188 for a total of 1155 pinfalls and averaing an impressive 231.00. Daphne Tan and Cherie Tan of Singpaore and Brittney Turcotte and Samantha How tied on 9 points a piece for second.

Wasmiyah Al-Abdullah and Sherifa Eskandar suprised the Malaysian pair to clinch fourth spot with just 6 points to advance into the next round in fourth.

The Colombian pair won all their five matches with lines of 241, 206, 193, 222 and 205 for a total of 1067 pinfalls. Korea and Germany tied in second with 9 points while China beat Denmark 23-18 in a tie-breaker for the final spot after posting 6 points each.

Krizziah Matacula and Grace Gella topping Group C Pool 1 with a maximum 15 points to make the next round

Singles gold and silver medallists, Natasha Roslan and Sin Li Jane continued their fine form to top Group A Pool 1 with 12 points. Maria Lourdes Arles and Rachelle Leon of Philippines won four matches to finish second with 12 points with Singapore and Canada in third and fourth.

Another Colombian pairing of Clara Jualiana Guerrero-Maria Jose Rodriguez, Korea' Hong Hae Ni-Jung-Da Wun and Denmark's Maika Glud Guldbaek-Mai Ginge Jensen all tied with 12 points in Group A Pool 2 with China advancing in fourth position.

Singapore's Charmaine Chang-Shayna Ng, Malaysia's Esther Cheah-Gillian Lim and Philippines' Dyan Coronacion-Lara Posadas-Wong all tied on 12 points to advance from Group B Pool 1. Kazahkstan secured next round spot in fourth.

Singles bronze medallists, Ka Yun Mi and Son Hye Rin of Korea was the only pair to score 12 points in Group B Pool 2 to advance as leader. Denmark, Germany and Colombia joined the Korean for the next round with 12 points a piece.

The top 4 from each of the three groups make up 24 finalists for Round 2, which will be contested on October 12. The top 4 will advance to the semi-finals and final shootout in a best-of-three matches.

Juliana Franco and Juliana Botero topping Group C Pool 2 with a maximum 15 points to make the next round

Photos by Terence Yaw in Kuwait.

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