Chris Barnes Wins Samho Korea Cup
PBA Tour champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, defeated Korea's Jung Taewha, 249-183, to win the $24,910 first prize in the 17th Samho Korea Cup at Hogye Gymnasium in Anyang City, South Korea. Finland's Osku Palermaa finished fourth in the independent international event.
The tournament was not part of the PBA International-World Bowling Tour schedule.
In the four-player eliminator finals, Korea's Jo Namyi led the opening round with a 300 game while Barnes posted a 246, Jung a 236 and Palermaa was eliminated with a 221 game. Jung led the second round with a 246, Barnes had a 238 and Jo was eliminated with a 223. Barnes then beat Jung for the title.
Samho Korea Cup Championship Round:
1. Chris Barnes, United States, 733 (3 games), 30.000.000 ($24,910)
2. Jung Taewha, Korea, 665 (3 games), 15.000.000 ($12,455)
3. Jo Namyi, Korea, 523 (2 games), 8.000.000 ($6,645)
4. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 221 (1 game), 5.000.000 ($4,150)
First Round: Jo 300, Barnes 246, Jung 236, Palermaa 221. Palermaa eliminated.
Second Round: Jung 246, Barnes 238, Jo 223. Namyi eliminated.
Championship: Barnes def. Jung, 249-183.Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine. www.starsandstrikesbowling.com