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      October 21, 2000:

-Leandersson And Isaac Win 2000 AMF Bowling World Cup

10/21/2000 - AMF
      LISBON. PORTUGAL -- Tomas Leandersson of Sweden and Mel Isaac of Wales are the 2000 AMF Bowling World Champions.

      Leandersson, a 34-year-old bowling center owner from Degersfors and the No. 2 seed of the best-two-of-three-games single-elimination finals, defeated two former Bowling World Cup champions to win his first World Cup title. He dispatched Mohammed Al-Qubaisi of the UAE in their semifinal match Saturday, 2 games to 1, with scores of 242-223, 215-223 and 207-201. Leandersson then ousted top-seeded Tore Torgersen of Norway in the championship match, 2 games to 0, by scores of 247-226 and 209-201. Leandersson's victory today avenges his runnerup finish in the only other Bowling World Cup he has competed in, the 1993 edition in South Africa.

      Torgersen advanced to the championship round by defeating Belgium's Chris Van Damme 2 games to 1, with scores of 178-192, 257-225 and 228-185.

      Isaac, a product of the United Kingdom's youth bowling program, stunned former teammate Kirsten Penny of England in the semifinal match round, 2 games to 0, with scores of 213-164 and 201-169. She then upset No. 2 seeded Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia, 2 games to 1, on scores of 150-203, 207-178 and 215-180. This is Isaac's first international world championship.

      Guerrero defeated Canada's Diane Buchanan in their semifinal match, 2 games to 0, with scores of 244-177 and 197-156.


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