18th November, Palembang: 2015 Saudi Open champion, Francois Louw of South Africa led the Men's opening block of six games at the 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup underway at Jakabaring Bowling Center on Monday.
Bulgaria's Dian Dinev got off to a cracking start with 254 in his opening game to lead debutant, Eugene Yeo of Singapore by six pins. Chris Hignett of Wales and 2019 Asian Championships Trios silver medallist, Jasem Alsaqer of Kuwait also had good starts with 247 and 246 to trail in second and third.
Dinev added an identical 254 in his second game to extend his lead to 31 pins as Francois Louw added 235 to his first game of 242 to take up second spot. Alsaqer rolled 227 to go third while Latvia's Daniel Vezis shot 202 and 266 for fourth.
The 45-year-old Bulgarian continued his relentless pace with another superb 234 stretching his lead to 40 pins as the South African continued to trail in second. Vezis moved ahead of Alsaqer into third after the Kuwaiti stumbled to a low 177.