In the final of the 10-pin bowling World Cup played at Tolworth in England on Sunday (11 December) Arne Stroem of Norway defeated Frenchman Philippe Dubois by 609 to 606 pins.
SV: France's Philippe Dubois bowls at World Cup event in Tolworth, Surrey. (FOUR SHOTS)
SV: Germany's Jurgen Pelz bowls. (FOUR SHOTS)
SV: Dubois bowls and clears all pins.
SV: Norway's Arne Stroem bowls and clears all pins.
SV: Guam's Boyly Llarenas bowls and clears all pins.
SV: Crowd applaud.
SV FINAL: Norway's Stroem bowls.
SV: Dubois bowls and clears pins.
SV: Stroem bowls and scores a strike.
SPORT: TEN-PIN BOWLING
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Background: In the final of the 10-pin bowling World Cup played at Tolworth in England on Sunday (11 December) Arne Stroem of Norway defeated Frenchman Philippe Dubois by 609 to 606 pins. He was the first Norwegian ever to win the amateur title.
SYNOPSIS: Dubois, a Paris student, put up a great fight against the Norwegian and followed him every inch of the way, losing only by a narrow margin.
Earlier, West Germany's Jurgen Pelz took on Dubois in the semi-finals but failed to make the top two by 14 points.
This year's World Cup, first held in 1965, took place at one of England's largest bowling alleys.
It was this kind of magnificent bowling that won the left-handed Stroem a place in the finals-and the cup.
Guam's Boyly Llarenas ousted several seasoned competitors before losing to Stroem in the other semi-final.
Stroem, a 32-year-old sales manager from Siggerud, became the first Norwegian to win the World Cup.
It was a dramatic final in which the result was in doubt until the final two deliveries.
But the Norwegian kept his cool to defeat the French champion.