Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 55th QuibicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Jakabaring, PALEMBANG, INDONESIA
Jay Leon Guerrero competed with the best of the world in his fourth quest for world cup stature. After five days of competition, Leon Guerrero fell short of the Top eight cut finishing two posts behind, landing in his highest finish of 10th place.
The feat is one of the more significant placements of a Guam competitor in the competition behind Boyly Llarenas’ 4th place finish in Tolworth, England (1977), Pan Perry’s top 8 qualifier in Seoul, Korea (1985) and Duane Camacho’s run in LeMans, France (1992).
The 55th QuibicaAMF Bowling World Cup was contested by 73 countries in the men’s division. Leon Guerrero was consistent during his run finishing no less than 12th place during the first four days of qualifying as the event cut to the top 24 bowlers. Leon Guerrero finished the first 24 games in 9th place with a 4964 total averaging 206 pins per game. He climbed to the 8th spot early on the fifth day with a 258 game but was unable to sustain his momentum as he finished the tournament in 10th place.
Jay’s performance in this world cup surpassed as his previous highest ranking of 29 during the 2009 event held in Malacca Town, Malaysia.
In the women’s division, Maria Wood finished in 35th place out of 60 competitors, moving up 10 spots from her previous year’s performance in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Darryl Dimla took over coaching duties for the pair during their competition in Indonesia.