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2018 PBA-WBT World Bowling Tour Thailand
September 22 - 28, 2018 • Blu–O Rhythm & Bowl Paragon, Bangkok
Two Indonesians make cut for finals

26th September, Bangkok: Billy Muhammad Islam and Ryan Lalisang were the only two Indonesians who have made the cut for Round 3 finals of the 2018 PBA-WBT World Bowling Tour Thailand on the final day of qualifying rounds on Wednesday.


Islam, who was in 28th position last yesterday with 2131, improved his lowest 3-game series of 675 with 779 to moved from the third bracket to the second bracket in 12th position with 2201. Lalisang, who was 18th, slipped down to 23rd position and could drop even further into the third bracket.

Hardy Rachmadian was in 29th position with 2129 unfortunately has dropped out of the cut and down in 44th position. Anthony Simonsen, the 2018 Xtra Frame Gene Carter Proshop Classic champion, notched up a stunning 801 series to leapfrog from 20th position overnight to second with a new 9-game total of 2265. The 2016 USBC Masters champion has 750 and 714 in his two other series.

2016 PWBA Rookie of the Year, New Hui Fen of Singapore, who had 808, 722 and 693 and was lying in 6th position earlier today, improved with 726 to take up third with 2256.

2017 World Championships Masters champion, Francois Lavoie of Canada, who was in the top bracket in the first three days, had slipped down to 12th position on 2167. But the Canadian chalked up an improved 792 to move back up into fourth with 2251.



Billy Muhammad Islam securing his place in Round 3 finals

2018 Brunswick Ballmasters champion and overnight leader, Sin Li Jane of Malaysia remained in pole position with 2268. Danielle MacEwan became the second women to make the top bracket after the 2018 PWBA Fountain Valley Open champion totaled 2225 for fifth position.

2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions winner and 2016 World Bowling Tour Thailand champion, Jesper Svensson added a sizzling 815 series to secure sixth position with 2224. Four-time JPBA Triple Crown champion, Shota Kawazoe of Japan, who had dropped out of the top bracket twice, returned for a third time with 2213 taking up seventh and last top bracket spot.


Early leader, Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., dropped out into tenth position to head the second bracket with 2205. Surasak Manuwong swapped eighth position, the slot reserved for the top Thai qualifier not in the top bracket, with compatriot and defending champion, Yannaphon Larpapharat, who slipped down to take up ninth position reserved for a second Thai qualifier.

Michael Tang of San Francisco, Calif., and 2018 World Youth Championships Singles bronze medallist, Abdulrahman Alkheliwi of Saudi Arabia, who were also in the top bracket last night, slipped out into 11th and 16th positions with 2203 and 2186 respectively.

Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., rolled the tournament's third perfect game to make the cut in 21st position with 2179. Lavoie shot the fourth 300 at the same squad. Thai youth Kunakorn Ponganekkul

rolled the first 300 and Timmy Tan of Malaysia the second 300.

Other notable qualifiers were Wu Siu Hong (13th-2200), Stuart Williams (14th-2197), Tommy Jones (15th-2188), Esther Cheah (17th-2186), Bill O'Neill (18th-2185), Natasha Roslan (19th-2184), Chris Via (21st-2183), Liz Johnson (22nd-2178) and Osku Palermaa (17th-2175).



Sin Li Jane remaining in pole position


Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., and 2018 Asian Games Palembang Masters champion, Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia tied 25th position to head the third bracket with 2173. At press time, the cut at 36th, 37th and 43rd positions are shared amongst first perfect gamer, Napat Buspanikonkul of Thailand, Team USA member, AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., and Siti Safiyah Amirah of Malaysia with 2131.

Last night's cut was at 2110 and just after five squads completed and with four remaining, the cut could well increase by another 20 pins or more making it to be around 2150.

Qualifiers position 1 to 8 get three byes and automatically advance to Round 4 finals. Qualifiers positioned 9 to 24 get two byes and automatically advance to Round 3 finals. Qualifiers positioned 25 to 37, plus two positions 38 and 39 reserved for Thais and the top 3 from the one-game desperado squad (total 18 players) will contest Round 2 finals over 6 games.

The top 10 finishers with the highest pinfalls will be joined by qualifiers from the second bracket positioned 9 to 24 (total 26 players) for Round 3 Finals over 6 games from scratch. The top 12 finishers with the highest pinfalls will be joined by qualifiers from the top bracket position 1 to 9 (21 players) for the final 6 games in Round 4 finals.

The top 8 finishers at the end of the round will proceed to the Final TV Shootout to determine the champion, who will walk away with the top prize of 1 million Thai baht (approx. US$32,258). A total of 4.215 million Thai baht (approx. US$131,967) prize money is up for grabs. A total of 42 finalists will earn a minimum of 40,000 Thai baht (approx. US$1,290).


Photos by Terence Yaw in Bangkok, Thailand.

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