CANADIAN DAVID SIMARD makes cut to top 8 in QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.
Bowling World Cup – Shanghai, China; Granby, Quebec’s David Simard sits in 6th place heading into the third round of the 52nd Annual World Cup in Shanghai. The event started off with a 20 game Qualifying Round, 5 games per day over 4 days, following which the field of over 80 nations was cut to the top 24 in each division (men/women). The top 24 entered the Intermediary Round with Simard sitting in 11th, comfortably in the hunt, as the remaining 24 athletes bowled another 8 games. Through the Intermediary Round Simard averaged 207 and shot his high game of the tournament to date, a 255. By the end of the 8 games Simard had moved up to 6th place, successfully advancing to the next round… the Top 8.
On Saturday, October 22nd, the remaining 8 bowlers in each division (men/women) will bowl another 8 games (with scores from the previous 28 games carried forward) to determine the top 3 on each side who will advance to the Stepladder Semi-Finals and Finals. Simard heads into the Top 8 Round with 5710 points and his sights set on 3rd or better. 3rd Place is currently held by Finland’s Petteri Salonen with 5872 points. Simard has 162 points to make up over the 8 game block, and Canada’s strong bowling community will be watching and cheering him on!
Canada’s representative in the women’s event, Felicia Wong of Canmore, Alberta, made the cut to the top 24 but after the 8 games in the Intermediary round was in 16th place and did not make the cut to the top 8. A disappointing finish for the spectacularly talented Wong, who had a high game of 256 and averaged 194.5 over 28 games.
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