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Bowling News USA - August 23, 2014 Storm's Palermaa takes over lead at WBT in Thailand

2013 World Championships Team gold medalist, Osku Palermaa of Finland took over the lead of the 2014 PBA-WBT #12 World Bowling Tour Thailand qualifying standings at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Centre on Saturday.

Palermaa, who was tenth last night, notched up 735 and 704 to add to his best 3-game series of 715 for a new 9-game total of 2154 for the lead. Defending champion, Sean Rash of United States, who was fourth earlier with 2116, came in second with an improved 2153 total.

Overnight leader and perfect gamer, Naif Oqab of UAE slipped down to third after leading for the past three days with 2151. American PBA pro, Mike Fagan had moved into second earlier, settled for fourth with 2147.

Three-times TV finalist, Ryan Ciminelli of USA took fifth position with 2146 while top local national bowler, Yannaphon Larpapharat regained sixth position with 2138 after slipping out of the top 7.

Martin Larsen of Sweden, who was second yesterday, also slipped down to occupy seventh and final top bracket spot with 2137. Dechochai Tinjiratip claimed eighth and top local qualifying spot for ROund 4 finals with 2114.

Osku Palermaa
Osku Palermaa taking over the lead with two splendid 3-game series

2012 Thai Masters champion, Phumin Klanbida earned the top local qualifier outside the top 8 to lead qualifiers positioned 10 to 24 for Round 3 finals. Debutant, Jason Sterner of USA finished tenth with 2134 missing the top bracket by 3 pins...[read more]

Photo | Terence Yaw | Bangkok

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