Joining Ryan-Ciach is the woman she defeated in Honduras to win the 2003 title, 21-year-old Shannon Pluhowsky of the United States. Pluhowsky, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, won the women's Cup in 2002 in Latvia by defeating England's Nikki Harvey in the championship round.
Pluhowsky qualified for this year's AMF World Cup by winning her third consecutive U.S. National Amateur Championship title in January. The veteran of the threesome is 1992 women's champion Martina Beckel of Germany, who won her national selection event earlier this year.
Beckel, 45, captured the AMF World Cup in Le Mans, France with a title-round victory over Argentina's Maria-Laura Lanzavecchia. Beckel made it to the quarterfinals in Honduras last year. This will be her eighth AMF World Cup appearance.
The women will be joined by the first person ever to roll a perfect game in the Bowling World Cup, Jack Guay of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Guay, who last tried for the men's title in 1998 in Kobe, Japan, won the Canadian men's World Cup finals by defeating top-seeded Clint Klassen, 236-224 and 263-253.