"Del has sacrificed a lot for me to travel and work, and even when he was sick he still gave up his time to come to the bowling center and work with me," Dorin-Ballard said of her husband, who was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2010. "I'm a lucky person, that's all I can say."
The men's semifinal featured a much-anticipated match between noted rivals Rash and two- hander Jason Belmonte of Australia. Belmonte fell behind early as he missed a 10 pin in the third frame and opened again in the fifth when he left the 2-8-10 split.
He pulled within 10 pins later in the match with a turkey, but needing to double in the 10th for the win he left a solid 10 pin on the first ball. Rash moved on by a score of 214-204.
In the women's semifinal, Andersson took an early lead over a struggling Nina Flack of Sweden, who opened three of her first four frames. Andersson started her game with a double but opened the third frame with a 4-6-7 split and opened again in the fifth. Flack's early blunders proved too much to overcome, however, as she lost 190-160.
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Story and photos courtesy of Bowl.com.