3rd November, Kuwait: 2018 AMF World Cup champion and three-time ABF Tour winner, Sam Cooley of Australia became the first player to surpass the 1400-mark to lead the qualifying standings of the WBT-PBA 13th Kuwait International Open.
Cooley got off to a blistering start in his opening game of the last squad of Day 3 qualifying preliminaries with the tournament's 13th perfect game. The 28-year-old Australian added 289, 276, 278 and 266 to round off his amazing effort of 1409 for the lead.
Iceland's Arnar David Jonsson, who shot the 10th perfect game in Squad 9 yesterday and managed only 1216, improved with 1396 to top Squad 12 and the overall standings, only to be over-taken by Cooly. Thomas Larsen of Denmark and owner of 2 international PBA titles, topped Squad 14 with 1375 to take up third overall.
2018 Tulsa Open champion Stuart Williams of England, occupied fourth position in the overall standings after finishing second to the Dane with 1366. Early leader, Eight-time PamAm Player of the Year, Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela dropped down to fifth with his 1354.