The Philippines’ Krizziah Tabora scored a six-game series of 1194 pinfalls to check in 10th at the opening of the Bowling World Cup international finals Monday in Palembang, Indonesia.
Tabora, the international ladies’ titlist two years ago in Hermosillo, Mexico, shot games of 199, 203, 211, 181, 208 and 192 to average 100.
The Philippines’ men’s entry, 20-year-old Merwin Tan, ranked 23rd after shooting 1198 in six games. Tan, who finished 11th in last year’s competition at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, Nevada, put together games of 183, 225, 210, 200, 191 and 189.
South Africa’s Francis Louw led the men’s field with 1345 while Malaysia’s Natasha Roslan showed the way in the ladies’ division with 1306.
Seventy-three men and 60 women are disputing the prestigious world crown, where legendary Paeng Nepomuceno holds the distinction of being the only bowler to have won the men’s title four times so far.
The participants will bowl six games daily for four days with the top 24 bowlers in each division advancing to the second stage.