The finals of the tournament started a eight in the morning. Dominic Barrett was clearly the best of the group. He bowled 1209 in five games and outdistanced the rest by almost hundred pins.
Barrett took the lead in the very start by opening with a 268 game. The rest of the block went also well, 217,243,234 and 247 in the last game. He kept on widening the gap all the time and with the last game it came to be 82 pins to the second place finisher Tero Suokas on Finland. Suokas jumped to the second position with his last game and ended with score 1127.
On third position is one of the favorites, Osku Palermaa with 1124.His tournament has been quite tame so far. He only qualified for the finals in the second last squad after many entries. The beginning of the finals was quite pale, too, but with his two last games, 264 and 268, pushed him close to the top.
Scoring pace in the finals was quite low. It might have been because of the early morning or difficult lane maintenance, maybe both. It only took 1209 to make the cut. This score was bowled by Patricia Luoto.
Dom Barrett told he is a morning person.
- At least it felt like it today, he laughed.
- It made a game plan for the finals and it worked like a charm. I have two painful blister on my thumb, but they did not hurt my game, Barrett explained immediately after playing.
- I am confident I will make to the top eight after the next step. I still have to bowl five more games, but my ball is working well and the way lanes have been breaking so far have actually favored me so far, he continued.
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