Date: Saturday, 11 December 2004

Event: Women's quarterfinals

40th AMF World Cup

Today is stage 3- matchplay.  The field of bowlers has been narrowed to the top eight in each division. Players are seeded by their position from yesterday.

The top eight now advance to the single-elimination phase.  All previous pinfall totals are dropped.   Matchplay begins with positions 4- Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, against #5, Yoselin Leon, Puerto Rico.  The second match is position 3, Liza Del Rosario, Philippines, playing position 6, Helen Johnsson, Sweden.  The 3rd match of the day is  position 2, Shannon Pluhowsky, USA, against position 7, Laura Rhoney, Scotland.  And the last match will be number 1seed, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, against position 8, Kerrie Ryan-Ciach, Canada.

Winners of each of the matches (best 2 out of 3 games) will advance to the semi-final round to be played tomorrow.

Three American Zone Women make it into the Semi's.

It's Puerto Rico, USA, Canada and the Philippines for tomorrow.

Pos Quarterfinals G1 G2 G3
Match 1
4 Ann Maree Putney
279 160 200
Yoselin Leon
Puerto Rico
189 238 205

In game 1, Leon had open frames in the 3rd and 6th and only a turkey in the 7th, 8th and 9th frames; Putney started with 6 strikes, 9/  in the 7th frame and struck 5 more times to take the first game of the match. 

In game 2, Leon goes strike, spare, then strings 5, 9/ in the 8th and 9th and finished the 10th with strike and 9 spare; Putney starts the game with a strike but loses it for the next two frames with opens, strike in the 4th,  open, strike in the 6th and opens again in the 7th and 8th frames, then, too late,  strikes out in the 9th and 10th frames.

Game 3 and match goes to Leon again.  Leon goes the first 4 frames with spare, split open,   9 open, 9 spare, strike in the 5th, 9 spare for the 6th, strings the next 3 and gets strike and 9 spare for the tenth.  Putney comes in 5 pins short for the game although starting with the first 3 strikes, she opens in the 4th, two more strikes, spare and 6 split open for the 7th and 8th, back again with a strike, 10th frame 6 split open and strike. Match goes to Puerto Rico.

Match 2
Liza Del Rosario
278 232
6 Helen Johnsson
203 189

Only two games by Del Rosario wipes out Sweden's Helen Johnsson chance to continue the tournament.  Game 1- the Swede didn't have a chance.  Philippine bowler, Liza Del Rosario, strings the first nine strikes and finishes 8 spare, strike. Johnsson's best was two doubles for the game.  In game 2, Del Rosario starts again - striking the first three, then it's spare, double, 3 spares, double, spare. for the game and match.

Match 3
Shannon Pluhowsky
223 231
7 Laura Rhoney
204 163

Match 4
1 Shalin Zulkifli
197 225  
Kerrie Ryan-Ciach
201 235  

Kerri Ryan-Ciach does it in two hard fought games. In the first game, Shalin throws split misses in the 4th and 7th frames. Although she started with two strikes to Ryan-Ciach's strike and 9 spare in those frames made the difference in win or lose.  The 2nd game was breath holding time for the Canadian when she opened the first frame and played catch up until the last frame with scores in the ninth of 206, Malaysia,  to 205, Canada, where three strikes to Malaysia's 9 spare 9 made Ryan-Ciach the match winner in two and sends her into the semi-finals tomorrow.

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