55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
Consistency pays off for Malaysian
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21st November, Palembang: Overnight leader, Natasha Roslan of Malaysia delivered a consistent run in fourth block of qualifying at the 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup to lead twenty-three women into the next round.

Armed with 43 pins cushion from yesterday's third block, Roslan reeled in 203, 205, 212, 201, 192 and a strong end of 235 to complete the fourth block with a 1248 series and a 24-game total of 5016. Second day leader, Kelly Kulick of USA, who had slipped down to as low as fourth position midway through the block, recovered with a big game of 236 to reclaim second position with 4958.

Two-time champion, Aumi Guerra of Dominican Republic, who shared second spot with Kulick before the last game, finished joint-third with Russia's Maria Koshel on 4896.

The Russian had trailed the leader, Roslan for three games before fizzling off with 164 and 179 in her last two games. Korea's Jeon Eunhee completed the top five with 4875 followed by Germany's Nadine Geissler in sixth with 4845.

Top four finishers after fourth block, Kelly Kulick, Aumi Guerra, Natasha Roslan and Maria Koshel

Brazil's Stephanie Martins, Belgium's Catherine Durieux, Australia's Rebecca Whiting and Venezuela's Karen Marcano made up the top 10. Indonesia's Shinta Ceysaria advanced to the next round in a respectable 14th position with 4640 while France's Amandine Jacques clinched 24th position with 4488 to join 23 others in tomorrow's Top 24 Round.

Mexico's Alejandra Mercado was unlucky to miss out by six pins with 4442. The men will contest their fourth block of the qualifying preliminaries later today and the top 24 with the highest pinfalls at the end of the block will advance to the next round.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Palembang, Indonesia.

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