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Filipino bowlers stay alive in Bowling World Cup race

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The Philippines’ Merwin Tan and Krizziah Tabora hurdled the 24-game qualifying series Thursday to stay in the race for the 2019 Bowling World Cup men’s and ladies’ international finals in Palembang, Indonesia.

Tan, earning his second consecutive appearance in the tough international competition, rolled 1214 in six games to rank 21st in the men’s division with a 24-game total of 4791 pinfalls, while Tabora, the ladies’ world champion two years ago in Hermosillo, Mexico, tallied 1041 in six games for a 24-game aggregate of 4560 to check in 19th spot in the ladies’ event.

Tan shot games of 236, 202, 179, 167, 246 and 184 in his fourth six-game series while Tabora completed her final qualifying series by carding 177, 192, 168, 166, 177 and 161.

With their scores carried over, the 24 men and 24 lady qualifiers were scheduled to play another eight games with bonus points yesterday to decide the four male and female performers who will advance to stage 4.

The top 10 among the remaining men’s campaigners follow: Francois Louw, South Africa (5520 series), Oliver Morig, Germany (5332), Wanhee Lee, South Korea (5155), Ryan Leonard Lalisan, Indonesia (5128), Sam Cooley, Australia (5115), Christopher Sloan, Ireland (5104), Jaroslav Lorene, Czech Republic (4988), Jasen Alsaqer, Kuwait (4988), Jay Leon Guerrer, Guam (4964) and David Maycock, Bermuda (4953).

The top 10 lady contenders are Natasha Roslan, Malaysia (5016), Kelly Kullick, USA (4958), Mari Koshel, Russia (4896), Aumi Geurra, Demonican Republic (4896), Eunhee Jeon, South Korea (4875), Nadine Geissler, Germany (4845), Stephanie Martin, Brazil (4831), Catherine Duricux, Belgium (4786), Rebecca Whiting, Australia (4752) and Karen Macaron, Venezuela (4731).

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