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PH bets’ World Cup bid ends

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The Philippines’ Merwin Tan shot a remarkable eight-game series of 1751 pinfalls Friday but his rally came too late as he finished only with 6544 in 32 games and failed to advance to the third stage of the 2019 Bowling World Cup international finals in Palembang, Indonesia.

Although he shot all but one 200 games including bonuses, Tan lost his bid for a spot in the eight-man stage and managed to match only his 11th place finish in the men’s division of last year’s BWC competition at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tan, a marketing freshman at St. Benilde in Antipolo City, posted games of 237, 232, 211, 166, 226, 238, 219 and 225 in what turned out to be his final performance in the prestigious event.

The Philippines’ lady campaigner, 2017 BWC champion Krizziah Tabora, was also deprived of a seat in the last eight positions as she landed 17th after carding 1541 in eight games and posting a 32-game total of 6102.

Tabora started with a low 145 game and never recovered despite dhooting 224, 210, 235, 212, and 181 as she was bugged by two more forgettable games of  165 and 169.

The remaining bidders for the titles were:

Men—Francois Louw of South Africa with 7122, Ireland’s Christopher Sloan (6996, Germany’s Oliver Morig (6959), South Korea’s Wanhee Lee (6856), Australia’s Sam Cooley (6852), Indonesia’s Ryan Leonard Lalisang (6843), Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Lorenc (6713) and Kuwait’s Jasem Alsaqer (6710).

Ladies—Kelly Kulick, USA (6725), Natasha Roslan, Malaysia (6719), Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic (6514), Rebecca Whiting, Australia (6495), Stewphanie Martins, Brazil (6468)), MarieKoshel, Russia (6417), Eunhee Jeon, South Korea (6365) and Karen Marcano, Venezuela (6351).

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