The 9th World Ten-Pin Bowling Championships was held in Singapore with competitors from 40 countries taking part in the five-day tournament.
Snow (U.S.A) bowling
Watson (Canada) bowling
Baigis (Mexico) bowling
Caterer (Great Britain) bowling
Caterer embrassed by spectators
Caterer hugged by wife
Caterer receiving trophy
Women semi and grand final
Srivises (Thailand) bowling
Holloway (U.S.A) Bowling
Cunningham (Ireland) bowling
Anaya (Mexico) bowling
Anaya and Srivises hug each other
Srivises receiving trophy
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Background: The 9th World Ten-Pin Bowling Championships was held in Singapore with competitors from 40 countries taking part in the five-day tournament.
The Men's Semi-Final took place on Sunday (25 November). Lee snow of the United States, a 21-year-old student, was one of the semi-finalists. The second was Mexico's Miguel Baigts. The other two semi-finalists were Canada's Glen Watson and England's Bernie Caterer.
After six games, the field was narrowed down of two competitors. The 27-year-old Watson, A construction worker from Canada, bowled well throughout the tournament, averaging 202 per game. But England's Bernie Caterer showed incredible fighting spirit after five gruelling days of competition. In the final game, pushed by Watson, Caterer needed to knock down nine pins with his last delivery. He did just that.
The 25-year-old bowling shop assistant put together three games of 227, 215 and 201 to beat Watson by just one pin. Caterer's win gave England's its first victory ever in the World Bowling Championships.
Earlier on Saturday, the women's semi-finals matched Kesinee Srivises of Thailand with Susan Holloway, a 19-year-old student from the United States. Eileen Cunningham a housewife from Ireland was the third semi-finalist.
Thailand's kesinee Srivises, Scoring 1,163 pins after six games, earned a place in the finals. The pre-tournament favourite, Mele Anaya of Mexico, was the other finalist. But the 27-year-old Thai girl scored an upset, by rolling a 213 last game to win the women's championship.
In beating Mrs. Anaya of Mexico, Mrs. Srivises became the first Asian ever to win the World Championships.