Same as last year, Ryan-Ciach and Pluhowsky go up against each other for the Championship Cup. The pressure to be a repeat champion must be intense for the Canadian and just as intense for the American to beat her last year's opponent for the Cup. In 2003, in Honduras, Ryan-Ciach took out Pluhowsky in two, but in 2004 the result is different - Pluhowsky, USA takes out the Canadian in two games to become the women's champion.
Ryan-Ciach just can't put it together for the final match of the day. In the first game, she starts with a strike, but leaves single pin misses in the second and fourth frames. Not a help as Pluhowsky strikes and spares her way through a clean game. The second game declares the USA player as women's champion. Pluhowsky starts with two strikes, spare, strike, while Ryan-Ciach goes spare, spare and two strikes. Pluhowsky leaves the 4-7-10 split in the fifth which could have given the Canadian a break if Pluhowsky hadn't come back striking for the next four and Ryan-Ciach didn't open in the ninth and tenth frames.
And such is the way of any given day of bowling - two champions, fine players and strong competitors both, one must place first and leave second place to the other.