Anthony Simonsen Gets Creative, Wins Fourth PBA Title in PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic

WILMINGTON, Del. – Anthony Simonsen, a 21-year-old two-handed bowler from Austin, Texas, got creative to win his fourth career PBA Tour title in the 10th anniversary PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center Sunday.

Simonsen – who normally plays the lanes from the right side – resorted to a reverse hook, bowling like a left-hander and targeting the 1-2 pocket, to defeat left-hander Matt Sanders of Indianapolis, 216-194, for the title.

Simonsen made a dramatic change after scoring conditions proved more than a little difficult, forcing many of the right-handed players to move to a deep inside angle that was unmanageable for most.

“To be honest with you, I’m a bit speechless,” he said. “These guys are the best bowlers in the world, and to beat them, sometimes you’ve got to be creative. I didn’t have any (kind of consistent shot) on the right, so I had to try something different.”

Simonsen said he had tried the so-called “backup ball” technique in a couple of recent PBA Regional tournaments, with limited success, “but I did it enough to think it might work if I practiced a little. I actually practiced three times last week, which is three times more than I usually practice, and I decided to try it in game 10 of match play, and it worked.”

Simonsen became the second-youngest player ever to win a PBA Tour title when he won the 2016 Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship with partner Connor Pickford as an 18-year-old, and shortly thereafter won the 2016 USBC Masters at age 19. He won his third PBA Tour title in the 2017 Xtra Frame Wilmington Open, but several other opportunities have escaped him.

“It’s been frustrating, but if you keep knocking, they’re eventually going to let you in,” he said. “You never know if (the reverse hook) will have to come out again, but I’m going to practice and see if I can get better at it.”

In the opening match, Sanders, PBA’s 2017 Rookie of the Year, had a string of six strikes in an otherwise error-free game, eliminating Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., who failed to convert a 2-4-8-10 split in the third frame and a 2-10 split in the eighth, 256-210.

In the semifinal match of the four-man stepladder finals, Sanders converted a 2 pin in the first frame and threw four strikes in a row, threatening to blow open his match against 20-year-old PBA Rookie of the Year contender Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn. But Sanders missed a 7 pin in the sixth frame, giving Doyle an opening and Doyle took advantage, throwing his own string of four strikes to take the lead. After converting a 6 pin in the eighth frame, Sanders finished with four strikes to put the pressure on Doyle, who needed to throw a fifth straight strike to remain in contention for his first PBA Tour title. Doyle left a 10 pin on his first shot, and Sanders moved on to the title match with a 237-223 decision.

The 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour continues with the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic from Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, next Saturday and Sunday, where EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., and Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., will again try for a third 2018 title. Tackett led the Delaware event until the final two games when his inability to overcome the deteriorating lane conditions led to a 4-8 match play record and ultimately a fifth-place finish. Anderson came into Sunday’s competition in a tie for 30th place, made a big move to sneak into match play as the 16th qualifier and eventually he finished 14th.

PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling will cover all rounds using its new “FloZone” coverage system which gives viewers the opportunity to follow all of the action simultaneously on all eight pairs of lanes at Pla-Mor. For FloBowling subscription and schedule information, visit FloBowling.com.

10TH ANNIVERSARY PBA XTRA FRAME GENE CARTER’S PRO SHOP CLASSIC
(A 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour event)
Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center, Middletown, Del., Sunday

Final Standings:
1, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, $15,000.
2, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, $7,800.
3, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., $4,000.
4, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., $2,500.

Stepladder Results:
Match One – Sanders def. Troup, 256-210.
Semifinal Match – Sanders def. Doyle, 237-223.
Championship – Simonsen def. Sanders, 216-194.

Final Match Play Standings (after 23 games, including match play bonus pins):
1, Simonsen, 7-5, 5,380.
2, Doyle, 10-2, 5,342.
3, Sanders, 5-7, 5,329.
4, Troup, 9-3, 5,318.
5, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 4-8, 5,281, $1,600.
6, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 6-6, 5,219, $1,400.
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 7-5, 5,171, $1,200.
8, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6-6, 5,168, $1,100.
9, Jason Sterner, Atlanta, 6-6, 5,140, $1,080.
10, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 7-5, 5,132, $1,060.
11, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 6-6, 5,118, $1,050.
12, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 5-7, 5,107, $1,040.
13, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 5-7, 5,056, $1,030.
14, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 5-7, 5,013, $1,020.
15, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6-6, 4,985, $1,010.
16, Michael Markis, Scranton, Pa., 2-10, 4,801, $1,000.

Cashers Round Cashers (did not advance, after 11 games):
17, Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 2,422, $700.
18, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,415, $700.
19, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,411, $700.
20, Matt O’Grady, Rahway, N.J., 2,410, $700.
21, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 2,408, $700.
22, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,405, $700.
23, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 2,401, $700.
24, David Knight Jr., Glassboro, N.J., 2,398, $700.
25, Sam Cooley, Australia, 2,393, $650.
26, Graham Fach, Canada, 2,387, $650.
27, David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 2,380, $650.
28, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,368, $650.
29, Josh Schmehl, Millsboro, Del., 2,364, $650.
30, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 2,354, $650.
31, Daniel Mitchell, Elkton, Md., 2,348, $650.
32 (tie), Victor Florie Jr., Richmond, Va., and Brian Elder, Newark, Del., 2,329, $625.
34 (tie), Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, and Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,325, $600.
36, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,322, $600.
37, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,321, $600.
38, Jason Cornog, Cherry Hill, N.J., 2,319, $600.
39, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 2,316, $600.
40, Richie Teece, England, 2,315, $600.
41, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,305, $600.
42, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 2,290, $600.
43, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,286, $600.
44, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 2,282, $600.
45, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,280, $600.
46, Stephen Pavlinko Jr., Sewell, N.J., 2,235, $600.
47, Keith Laing, Oakdale, Conn., 2,232, $600.
48, Robert Mockenhaupt, Rutherford, N.J., 2,206, $600.
49, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,202, $600.
50, Todd Sigeti, Lititz, Pa., 2,190, $600.

EJ Tackett Leads PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Qualifiers into Sunday’s Cashers Round

WILMINGTON, Del. – EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., finished Saturday’s seven-game qualifying round with games of 269, 288 and 269 to take a 99-pin lead over the 50 players who advanced to Sunday’s cashers’ round in the 10th anniversary PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center.

Tackett and Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., two of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s three two-time titlists, will continue their bids to become the season’s first three-time winner when the Delaware tournament continues Sunday morning. Anderson advanced in a tie for 30th place. The other two-time winner in 2018, reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia, isn’t bowling in Delaware.

Tackett, who led off his round with games of 248, 234, 257 and 204, kicked his game into high gear for the final three games to finish with a 1,769 pinfall total – a 252.71 average – to break open a close battle with Jason Sterner of Atlanta, who finished with 1,670 pins. Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, was third with a 1,623 total followed by Brett Spangler of Niles, Ohio, with 1,612 pins and PBA Tour rookie Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., with 1,610 pins.

Defending champion Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., advanced in 15th place with a 1,556 total.

After Sunday’s four-game cashers round at 9 a.m., the field will be cut to the top 16 players for match play beginning at 1 p.m. The top four players after 23 games, including match play bonus pins, will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. All times are Eastern. PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling will cover all rounds using its new “FloZone” coverage system which gives viewers the opportunity to follow all of the action simultaneously on 10 pairs of lanes.

The 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour continues with the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic from Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 25-26.

For FloBowling subscription and schedule information, visit FloBowling.com.

PBA XTRA FRAME GENE CARTER’S PRO SHOP CLASSIC
(A 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour event)
Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center, Middletown, Del., Saturday

First Round (After seven games. Top  50 advance to Sunday’s cashers’ qualifying round)
1, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,769.
2, Jason Sterner, Atlanta, Ga., 1,670.
3, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 1,623.
4, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,612.
5, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,610.
6, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,601.
7, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,590.
8, Michael Markis, Scranton, Pa., 1,582.
9, David Knight Jr., Glassboro, N.J., 1,578.
10, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,577.
11, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,562.
12, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 1,561.
13, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,560.
14, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,558.
15, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,556.
16, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,550.
17, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,544.
18, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,542.
19, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,540.
20, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,539.
21, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,531.
22, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,529.
23, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,526.
24, David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 1,525.
25, Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 1,524.
26, Brian Elder, Newark, Del., 1,518.
27, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,507.
28, Josh Schmehl, Millsboro, Del., 1,502.
29, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 1,492.
30 (tie), Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Robert Mockenhaupt, Rutherford, N.J., 1,488.
32, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,487.
32, Richie Teece, England, 1,487.
34, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,485.
35, Daniel Mitchell, Elkton, Md., 1,484.
36 (tie), Keith Laing, Oakdale, Conn., and Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 1,482.
38, Todd Sigeti, Lititz, Pa., 1,481.
39, Matt O’Grady, Rahway, N.J., 1,475.
40 (tie), Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., and Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,474.
42, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 1,469.
43, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,468.
44, Victor Florie Jr, Richmond, Va., 1,467.
45, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,466.
46, Jason Cornog, Cherry Hill, N.J., 1,464.
47, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,463.
48, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,460.
49, Stephen Pavlinko Jr., Sewell, N.J., 1,455.
50, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 1,454.
Failed to advance:
51, Darren Andretta, Wantagh, NY, 1,447.
52 (tie), Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., and Jack Bogan, Kensington, Md., 1,446.
54 (tie), David Harvey, Danville, Pa., and Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,444.
56, Todd Benner, Sinking Spring, Pa., 1,443.
57 (tie), n-Bryan Lindecamp, North East, Md., and Austin Chubb, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 1,441.
59, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 1,439.
60, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,436.
61, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,428.
62, James Scott, Manassas, Va., 1,427.
63, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 1,426.
64, Paul Bajorski, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,425.
65 (tie), Tommy Dakouvanos, N. Middletown, N.J., and Frank Gray Jr., North East, Md., 1,423.
67, Adam Chase, North Babylon, N.Y., 1,417.
68, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 1,416.
69, Joseph Rzemieniewski, Middletown, Del., 1,414.
70, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,410.
71, Rob Manley, Newark, Del., 1,409.
72, Jeffrey Voght, Canojaharie, N.Y., 1,406.
73, Tim Beaver, Kingston, N.Y., 1,405.
74, n-Jason Stetina, Kingston, Pa., 1,403.
75, Richard Martinez, Ballston Spa, N.Y., 1,400.
76, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 1,396.
77, Jacob Rivers Jr, Albany, N.Y., 1,395.
78 (tie), Darryl Carreon, Woodbridge, Va., and Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1,390.
80 (tie), n-Jason Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., and Brian Kasperowski, Dickson City, Pa., 1,382.
82, Francois Louw, South Africa, 1,381.
83, Gary Haines, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,377.
84, Jason Stadtler, Lafayette, N.J., 1,376.
85, Adam Baer, York Springs, Pa., 1,368.
86, Benjamin Rynes, Forest Hill, Md., 1,365.
87, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,364.
88, Matt Wozney, Clayton, Del., 1,363.
89, Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,360.
90, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,358.
91 (tie), David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,357.
93, Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,354.
94, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,352.
95, Tyler Morgan, Newark, Del., 1,349.
96 (tie), Chris Blackmore, Aldie, Va., and Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,347.
98, n-Stanley Waite, Dover, Del., 1,344.
99 (tie), Justin D’Amico, Staten Island, N.Y., and Leonardo Apollonia, Raleigh, N.C., 1,342.
101, Dylan Reed, Waynesboro, Pa., 1,340.
102 (tie), Isaac Rose, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Maurice Frazier, Suffolk, Va., 1,335.
104 (tie), Jeremy Domingo, Sewell, N.J., and Jim Tomek Jr., New Cumberland, Pa., 1,334.
106, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,333.
107, Rocco Serpico, Hazlet, N.J., 1,331.
108, Shane Yesovich, Boardman, Ohio, 1,329.
109, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 1,325.
110, Benjamin Thompson II, Townsend, Del., 1,324.
111, Mike Lattuca, Harrisburg, Pa, 1,323.
112 (tie), Troy Lehigh, York, Pa., and Michael Huhn, Secane, Pa.,, 1,322.
114, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 1,317.
115, Ervin Raines, New Cummberland, Pa., 1,315.
116, William Slack, Barton, N.Y., 1,313.
117, Bradley Hoffman, Lemoyne, Pa, 1,312.
118, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,308.
119, n-Jeremy Elder, Wilmington, Del, 1,305.
120, George Tignor, Winchendon, Mass., 1,304.
121 (tie), Tyler Tardona, Claymont, Del., and Paul Brion, Mansfield, Pa., 1,301.
123, Collin Raineri, Gilbertsville, Pa., 1,300.
124 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va.; Nathan Lidke, Elkton, Md., and Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,299.
127, Gregory Hess, Hamilton, N.J., 1,295.
128, Geordin Krupski, Newtonville, N.J., 1,294.
129, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,286.
130, Hector Medina II, Woodbridge, Va., 1,280.
131, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,278.
132, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,277.
133, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,275.
134, n-Arthur Nowlin, New Castle, Del., 1,272.
135, Anthony Fusco, West Hempstead, N.Y., 1,269.
136, Ronnie Horton, Christiansburg, Va., 1,268.
137, Chad Zimmerman, Harrisburg, Pa., 1,265.
138, Mike Gossman, Allentown, Pa., 1,249.
139, Scott Canfield, Conestoga, Pa., 1,241.
140, Kyle Walther, Miami Beach, Fla., 1,237.
141, John Maslanik Jr., Mantua, N.J., 1,233.
142, Nathan Johnson, Elmira, N.Y., 1,218.
143, Scott Schnur, Jr., Chruchville, Md., 1,208.
144, Naime Esteves, Clifton Park, N.Y., 1,206.
145, Bob Andretta Jr., East Patchogue, N.Y., 1,194.
146, Richard Walker, Owings Mills, Md., 1,192.
147, Williard Isaacs, Jr, Kenton, Del., 1,176.
148, Joseph Steuber, Lakehurst, N.J., 1,170.
149, Adam Travis, Cockeysville, Md., 1,162.
150, n-Jeffrey Roberts, Clermont, Fla., 1,132.

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Ron Mohr Strikes Out in 10th Frame of Title Match to Win PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – PBA Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr won all four stepladder finals matches and threw three strikes in the 10th frame of the title match to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global Thursday at Pro Bowl West.

The 62-year-old Mohr, who qualified fifth for the finals, defeated top qualifier Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 237-235, for his second tournament win for players 60 and over. His first came in the 2017 Super Senior Classic.

Sullins, who finished the match first, made a late run finishing with five consecutive strikes and a nine-count which forced Mohr to get the first two strikes and at least nine on his fill ball in the 10th to win.

“I felt really confident on the right lane so I wasn’t worried about that,” said Mohr, who bowled his 10th frame on the right lane. “The left lane was the challenge and I found myself having to make a number of adjustments. I just had to read and react, stay in the moment and keep telling myself to stay slow.”

It was Mohr’s second senior win of the season after winning the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th PBA50 Tour title. Sullins, a three-time PBA50 Tour winner, was trying for his first national senior title since winning the 2011 Senior Lake County Open.

Mohr found himself dangerously close to elimination more than once in the tournament. He started the tournament 44th after the first qualifying round and scrambled to make the cut to match play finishing second round qualifying in 25th after dropping as low as 31st. He then had to win his position round match in the final game of match play Thursday morning to take the fifth qualifying spot for the finals.

“I’ve made a lot of comebacks in a tournament for a good finish or to win but this one ranks right at the top,” said Mohr, who now makes his home in Las Vegas. “I don’t recall ever being on the brink of being eliminated as much as I was in this tournament.

“It’s a spectacular way to wrap up the season in a season where I accomplished way more than I thought I would,” he added. “This is extra special because I grew up here.”

Mohr, who earned his third consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year award, started the finals with a 288-215 win over No. 4 qualifier Christopher Keane of Cape Coral, Fla., who was trying for his first national senior title.

Mohr then went on to beat No. 3 qualifier, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., who turned 60 earlier this month to become eligible for the Dick Weber Championship, 249-212, in the second match.

In the semifinal, Mohr beat PBA50 Tour veteran Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., also trying for his first senior title, 224-184, to advance to the title match against Sullins.

The Dick Weber Championship was streamed live on PBA Xtra Frame on Flobowling now featuring multiple streams. Next on the Xtra Frame calendar is the PBA Tour’s Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic Aug. 18-19. For subscription information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Thursday

Final Standings:

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $7,500

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., $4,000.

3, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., $2,500.

4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $2,000.

5, Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Mohr def. Keane, 288-215

Match Two – Mohr def. Voss, 249-212.

Semifinal Match – Mohr def. Ventura, 224-184.

Championship Match – Mohr def. Sullins, 237-235.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 26 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-4, 6,500.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 9-3, 6,447.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 9-2-1, 6,327.
4, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 8-4, 6,226.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 8-4, 6,180.
6, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 8-4, 6,167, $1,600.
7, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 6-6, 6,157, $1,500.
8, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 7-5, 6,089, $1,450.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 7-5, 6,084, $1,400.
10, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., 8-4, 6,066, $1,350.
11, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 7-5, 6,003, $1,300.
12, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 5-7, 6,001, and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 7-5, 6,001, $1,238.
14, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 6-6, 5,985, $1,200.
15, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-5, 5,954, $1,175.
16, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 6-6, 5,947, $1,150.
17, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 6-6, 5,922, $1,140.
18, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 9-3, 5,909, $1,130.
19, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 7-5, 5,857, $1,120.
20, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 6-6, 5,854, $1,110.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-5, 5,823, $1,105.
22, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 4-8, 5,817, $1,100.
23, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 5-7, 5,754, $1,095.
24, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 4-7-1, 5,743, $1,090.
25, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 5-7, 5,721, $1,085.
26, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 4-8, 5,713, $1,080.
27, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3-9, 5,701, $1,075.
28, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 4-8, 5,694, $1,070.
29, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 3-9, 5,642, $1,065.
30, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3-9, 5,619, $1,060.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 4-8, 5,588, $1,055.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1-11, 5,414, $1,050.

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PBA Spare Shots: Xtra Frame on FloBowling Debuts Multi-Stream Options for PBA50, XF Tour Events

As the PBA “senior” players wrapped up their regular season this week with the third annual PBA60 Dick Weber Championship, PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling unveiled a new multi-stream system to provide subscribers with a “sneak peek” at enhanced viewing options to watch a variety of players.

For the Dick Weber Championship, an event that included a field of 97 players 60 and older, FloBowling began using six streams covering five different pairs of lanes along with a sixth “FloZone” stream that is similar to DirectTV’s “Red Zone” channel. A banner at the bottom of the screen includes links to the available pairs of lanes being streamed. The “FloZone” channel provides live commentary by the Xtra Frame announcing team, but the remaining channels provide scoring and allow viewers the opportunity to watch the players in action.

The Dick Weber Championship, presented by 900 Global, concluded today at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., wrapping up with the stepladder finals airing live on PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling at 1 p.m. EDT.

For the upcoming the Go Bowling! PBA Tour events on PBA Xtra Frame in Middletown, Delaware, multi-stream options will be expanded to 10 simultaneous streams. That means, if there are four players on any given pair of lanes, viewers will have the ability to watch 40 different players on 10 different pairs of lanes during any given game. In Coldwater, Ohio the following week, all eight pairs in 16-lane Pla-Mor Lanes will be live-streamed throughout the event.

Xtra Frame on FloBowling coverage of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s 10th anniversary Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown, Del., is set for Saturday and Sunday, with the stepladder finals airing on Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT. The PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic takes place in Coldwater Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. PBA Tour titles will be at stake in both exclusive PBA Xtra Frame Tour events.

All PBA Xtra Frame events on FloBowling are covered live, from first ball to last. Existing Xtra Frame subscribers need to transition their current subscriptions to FloBowling by visiting https://www.flobowling.com/claim-account. New subscribers can enroll at FloBowling.com.

PETRAGLIA, VOSS TO JOIN END-OF-SEASON PBA50 STORM INVITATIONAL QUALIFIERS

With the conclusion of the PBA50 Tour’s regular season Sunday in Wyoming, Mich., the field of 12 qualifiers for the new PBA50 Storm Invitational in late September has been finalized, and the two invitational berths in the end-of-season tournament have been awarded to PBA Hall of Famers Johnny Petraglia (featured photo) and Brian Voss, PBA50 Tour Director John Weber has confirmed.

Advancing to the invitational tournament at Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte, N.C., Sept. 28-30, will be 2018 points leader and Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr. (30,123), PBA50 Cup winner Brian Kretzer (23,915), PBA60 star Ron Mohr (22,190), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (20,194), Norm Duke (20,014), Parker Bohn III (18,313), Lennie Boresch Jr. (17,388), Amleto Monacelli (16,699), Ryan Shafer (16,685), Bob Learn Jr. (14,886), Pete Weber (12,182) and Harry Sullins (11,617). Sullins held on to out-point Voss (11,161) for the final berth based on points.

The all-star special event will be covered in its entirety by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Competition will include of two rounds of qualifying to determine the top five for a stepladder final to decide the winner of the $10,000 first prize on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET.

PBA50 PLAYERS TO REPRESENT U.S. IN 2018 PABCON SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Three PBA50 competitors including four-time PBA50 Tour titlist Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis.; three-time winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., and 2018 PBA50 Florida Open winner Warren Eales of Chandler, Ariz., will be among the eight 50-and-older players representing the United States in the 2018 Pan American Bowling Confederation Senior Championships at Let’s Bowl in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 19-24.

The fourth member of the men’s delegation will be Steve Badovinac of Parker, Colo. On the women’s side will be Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sharon Powers of Lakewood, Colo.; Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., and Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif. Three-time PBA Tour titlist and USBC Gold coach Bill Spigner of Vernon Hill, Ill., will coach the team.

The United States has not competed in the PABCON Senior Championships since its inaugural event in 2008.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: BUTTURFF WINS REYES DOUBLES FOR 18TH REGIONAL TITLE

Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., and his non-member partner, Ryan Nikolas of Milwaukie, Ore., posted a 9-3 match play record and a combined 20-game total of 10,033 pins Sunday to run away with the PBA Tony Reyes Memorial Member/Non-Member Doubles title at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif.

Nikolas and Butturff, who picked up his fifth PBA Regional title of the year and the 18th in his three-year PBA career, defeated Darren Tang of San Francisco and non-member Zack Hattori of Las Vegas by 824 pins to split the $4,000 first prize. Tang and Hattori posted an 8-4 match play record and a 9,209 pinfall total to earn $2,200.

The Tony Reyes Memorial is named in honor of the late PBA Tour champion who died in 2012.

Jason Sterner, a newly-relocated resident of Atlanta, Ga., won his 12th PBA Regional title and the $5,000 top prize Sunday, defeating Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., 278-216, in the title match of the third annual PBA AMF Chesapeake South Open presented by Hammer at AMF Western Branch Lanes in Chesapeake, Va.

Sterner, the top qualifier for the stepladder finals, waited while Troup disposed of Stephen Hahn of Sterling, Va., in opening match, 215-186, and Randy Weiss of Columbia, S.C., 224-173, in the semifinal contest. In the title match Sterner started with six strikes while Troup started with four. The final difference was that Sterner converted a single-pin spare in the seven frame and then struck out until leaving another single pin on his final ball while Troup was unable to match Sterner’s strike barrage.

● Chris Colella of Indianapolis defeated Jean Perez of Puerto Rico, 211-166, to win the PBA Greater Richmond Central Open at Richmond 40 Bowl in Richmond, Ind., Sunday, earning $1,600 and his second PBA Regional title.

Colella downed Kyle Cook of Centerville, Ohio, 279-173, in the semifinal round while Perez eliminated Joe Bailey of Wooster, Ohio, 209-186, to also advance to the championship match.

● On tap over the Aug. 17-19 weekend will be the Emerald Bowl Southwest Challenge presented by Track and Bowling Dynamix for non-PBA title winners in Houston, Texas; the Dave Husted Northwest/West Open presented by MOTIV at Husted’s Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore., and the Sunday-only BowlerX.com Midwest Challenge for non-titlists at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● PBA’s Japan Region will hold the DHC Chameleon Open and Women’s Chameleon Open Aug. 25-26 in Nagano, Japan.

● Labor Day weekend will include the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control Super Senior Open and the PBA50 Mooresville South Open presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Hammer/Strike Zone Alleys Open in Pottsville, Pa., and the annual Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open presented by Ebonite at Illinois Valley Super Bowl in Peru, Ill.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple device users using the PBA app).

Jason Belmonte’s Jersey Ranks No. 1 Among PBA Fans

CHICAGO –Professional Bowlers Association fans aren’t much different than fans of other sports when it comes to making it known who their favorite player is, and one of the most common ways to do that is to wear their favorite’s jersey.

In the PBA’s case, the “fan favorite” is Australia’s Jason Belmonte, who leads the Tour in replica jersey sales from the PBA’s official jersey partner, H5G Brands (formerly known as High 5 Gear). A collection of “official” Jason Belmonte jerseys, replicating those he has worn in PBA Tour competition between 2013 and 2018, can be found on the H5GBrands website (http://www.h5gbrands.com/bowling/pba-pro-replica-jerseys.html) along with a wide variety of additional replica jerseys worn by other PBA stars.

The remainder of the top 10 in replica jersey sales, in order, are: Pete Weber, Bill O’Neill, Kyle Troup, Chris Barnes, AJ Johnson, Marshall Kent, EJ Tackett, Osku Palermaa and Mike Fagan. Replica jerseys for a number of other players also are available, as well as team jerseys for the eight PBA League teams. To order a PBA League jersey, click here: http://www.h5gbrands.com/bowling/pba-league-replica-jerseys.html.

About H5G Brands

Formerly known as High 5 Gear, H5G Brands is a sports apparel company specializing in dye sublimated apparel where the demand for performance moisture-wicking clothing is essential. Best known for its customizable, innovative designs and unique fabric, H5G is all about achieving performance without sacrificing style. H5G was able fill a void in bowling that has long been ignored – cool bowling clothes. Its line of clothes for bowling brings vibrant colors and designs inspired by fashion, sports, music and art. Its other sportswear designed for golf, tennis, and yoga blends style, function, performance and innovation. The company’s conviction to style and performance holds true regardless of which line of apparel its customers choose.

Brian Voss Makes Surge in First Match Play Round to Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Bowling in his first tournament for players 60 and over, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss posted a 5-0-1 record and averaged 248 in the first match play round to take the lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global Wednesday at Pro Bowl West.

Voss, a 25-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner who was third after qualifying, finished with a 4,889 20-game pinfall total (including bonus pins) after three rounds to go around Sammy Ventura in second with 4,883 and qualifying leader three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., who dropped to third with 4,866.

Voss bowled games of 237, 224, 279, 248, 278 and 225 in Wednesday’s first match play round.

“At 60 I’m finding the key to success out here is not being hurt and do your best to stay in shape,” said Voss, who just turned 60 on Aug. 4 to become eligible for the Dick Weber Championship. “It just feels strange for me to be bowling competitively at 60. I guess the consolation is I’m the youngest, or at least pretty close to the youngest, 60-year-old out here.”

Voss, who won the PBA50 Mooresville Open in May for his second PBA50 Tour title, will lead the 32-player field into Thursday morning’s second match play round which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals at 1 p.m.

Sullins led qualifying with a 3,331 14-game pinfall but could only manage a 3-3 record in match play while Ventura was able to retain his second spot thanks to a 4-2 record.

Rounding out the top five were Bruce Hall of Westborough, Mass., with 4,826 and Leroy Johnson of Chicago with 4,705. Both players had 5-1 records in match play.

  PBA Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr made a big surge from 25th after qualifying to finish sixth after the first match play round finishing with a 5-1 record and 4,702 pinfall. Defending champion Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., finished the day in 15th with a 3-3 record and 4,520 pinfall.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is the final event of the PBA50 Tour season and is the second event specifically for players 60 and over. Mike Dias, who currently sits in eighth place, won the Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in June.

The final day of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling now with multiple streams beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 20 games. All players advance to Thursday morning’s second match play round. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 5-0-1, 4,889.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 4-2, 4,883.
3, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 4,866.
4, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 5-1, 4,826.
5, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 5-1, 4,705.
6, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-1, 4,702.
7, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 5-1, 4,700.
8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 5-1, 4,698.
9, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2-4, 4,601.
10, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-3, 4,578.
11, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 4,564.
12, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3-3, 4,560.
13, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4-2, 4,552.
14, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 4-2, 4,543.
15, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-3, 4,520.
16, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 5-1, 4,492.
17, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3-3, 4,491.
18, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2-4, 4,489.
19, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3-3, 4,484.
20, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3-3, 4,469.
21, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2-4, 4,453.
22, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2-4, 4,415.
23, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1-5, 4,398.
24, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 2-4, 4,376.
25, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 1-5, 4,374.
26, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 3-3, 4,354.
27, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2-4, 4,344.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 4,320.
29, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2-3-1, 4,319.
30, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1-5, 4,269.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1-5-, 4,162.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 0-6, 4,143.

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 14 games. Top 32 players advance to match play)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,331.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,309.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,233.
4, (tie) Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,198.
6, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,196.
7, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,173.
8, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,154.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,151.
10, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,145.
11, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,137.
12, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,132.
13, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 3,126.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,125.
15, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,107.
16, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,102.
17, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,085.
18, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 3,080.
19, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 3,075.
20, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,071.
21, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,068.
22, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,043.
23, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,032.
24, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 3,029.
25, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,021.
27, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3,012.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,995.
29, n-Ed Austreng, Waterford, Mich., 2,994.
30, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 2,991.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,989.
32, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,979.

Did not advance
33, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,966.
34, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,956.
35, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 2,945.
36, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,938.
37, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,933.
38, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,928.
39, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 2,925.
40, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,916.
41, n-Victor Van Hentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,907.
42, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,901.
43, (tie) n-Fred McLain, Allen Park, Mich., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,899.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,896.
46, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,893.
47, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 2,892.
48, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,889.
49, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 2,886.
50, (tie) Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 2,883.
52, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,877.
53, (tie) n-Francis Bax, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 2,870.
55, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,866.
56, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 2,864.
57, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,847.
58, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,844.
59, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 2,843.
60, (tie) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,834.
62, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,814.
63, n-Daniel Mayer, Waterford, Mich., 2,809.
64, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 2,801.
65, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2,793.
66, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,771.
67, Carlton Turley, Huntingtown, Md., 2,764.
68, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 2,761.
69, (tie) Don Lane, San Francisco, and Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 2,753.
71, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 2,728.
72, (tie) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 2,725.
74, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 2,716.
75, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 2,705.
76, n-David Memmer, Defiance, Ohio, 2,704.
77, n-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,693.
78, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,682.
79, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 2,652.
80, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,639.
81, Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 2,637.
82, (tie) Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, and Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 2,618.
84, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 2,613.
85, n-Victor Latuch, Somerset, Penn., 2,595.
86, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 2,574.
87, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 2,555.
88, n-John Goerlitz, Defiance, Ohio, 2,523.
89, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,519.
90, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,495.
91, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,457.
92, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,447.
93, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,424.
94, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,358.
95, n-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 2,271.
96, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 2,097.
97, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,190.

300 games – Charlie Tapp, Warren Nelson, Kevin Foley

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Brian Voss Makes Surge in First Match Play Round to Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Bowling in his first tournament for players 60 and over, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss posted a 5-0-1 record and averaged 248 in the first match play round to take the lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global Wednesday at Pro Bowl West.

Voss, a 25-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner who was third after qualifying, finished with a 4,889 20-game pinfall total (including bonus pins) after three rounds to go around Sammy Ventura in second with 4,883 and qualifying leader three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., who dropped to third with 4,866.

Voss bowled games of 237, 224, 279, 248, 278 and 225 in Wednesday’s first match play round.

“At 60 I’m finding the key to success out here is not being hurt and do your best to stay in shape,” said Voss, who just turned 60 on Aug. 4 to become eligible for the Dick Weber Championship. “It just feels strange for me to be bowling competitively at 60. I guess the consolation is I’m the youngest, or at least pretty close to the youngest, 60-year-old out here.”

Voss, who won the PBA50 Mooresville Open in May for his second PBA50 Tour title, will lead the 32-player field into Thursday morning’s second match play round which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals at 1 p.m.

Sullins led qualifying with a 3,331 14-game pinfall but could only manage a 3-3 record in match play while Ventura was able to retain his second spot thanks to a 4-2 record.

Rounding out the top five were Bruce Hall of Westborough, Mass., with 4,826 and Leroy Johnson of Chicago with 4,705. Both players had 5-1 records in match play.

  PBA Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr made a big surge from 25th after qualifying to finish sixth after the first match play round finishing with a 5-1 record and 4,702 pinfall. Defending champion Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., finished the day in 15th with a 3-3 record and 4,520 pinfall.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is the final event of the PBA50 Tour season and is the second event specifically for players 60 and over. Mike Dias, who currently sits in eighth place, won the Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in June.

The final day of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling now with multiple streams beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 20 games. All players advance to Thursday morning’s second match play round. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 5-0-1, 4,889.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 4-2, 4,883.
3, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 4,866.
4, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 5-1, 4,826.
5, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 5-1, 4,705.
6, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-1, 4,702.
7, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 5-1, 4,700.
8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 5-1, 4,698.
9, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2-4, 4,601.
10, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-3, 4,578.
11, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 4,564.
12, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3-3, 4,560.
13, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4-2, 4,552.
14, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 4-2, 4,543.
15, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-3, 4,520.
16, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 5-1, 4,492.
17, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3-3, 4,491.
18, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2-4, 4,489.
19, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3-3, 4,484.
20, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3-3, 4,469.
21, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2-4, 4,453.
22, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2-4, 4,415.
23, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1-5, 4,398.
24, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 2-4, 4,376.
25, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 1-5, 4,374.
26, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 3-3, 4,354.
27, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2-4, 4,344.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 4,320.
29, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2-3-1, 4,319.
30, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1-5, 4,269.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1-5-, 4,162.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 0-6, 4,143.

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 14 games. Top 32 players advance to match play)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,331.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,309.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,233.
4, (tie) Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,198.
6, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,196.
7, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,173.
8, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,154.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,151.
10, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,145.
11, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,137.
12, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,132.
13, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 3,126.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,125.
15, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,107.
16, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,102.
17, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,085.
18, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 3,080.
19, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 3,075.
20, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,071.
21, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,068.
22, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,043.
23, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,032.
24, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 3,029.
25, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,021.
27, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3,012.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,995.
29, n-Ed Austreng, Waterford, Mich., 2,994.
30, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 2,991.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,989.
32, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,979.

Did not advance
33, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,966.
34, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,956.
35, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 2,945.
36, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,938.
37, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,933.
38, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,928.
39, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 2,925.
40, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,916.
41, n-Victor Van Hentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,907.
42, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,901.
43, (tie) n-Fred McLain, Allen Park, Mich., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,899.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,896.
46, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,893.
47, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 2,892.
48, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,889.
49, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 2,886.
50, (tie) Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 2,883.
52, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,877.
53, (tie) n-Francis Bax, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 2,870.
55, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,866.
56, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 2,864.
57, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,847.
58, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,844.
59, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 2,843.
60, (tie) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,834.
62, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,814.
63, n-Daniel Mayer, Waterford, Mich., 2,809.
64, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 2,801.
65, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2,793.
66, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,771.
67, Carlton Turley, Huntingtown, Md., 2,764.
68, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 2,761.
69, (tie) Don Lane, San Francisco, and Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 2,753.
71, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 2,728.
72, (tie) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 2,725.
74, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 2,716.
75, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 2,705.
76, n-David Memmer, Defiance, Ohio, 2,704.
77, n-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,693.
78, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,682.
79, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 2,652.
80, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,639.
81, Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 2,637.
82, (tie) Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, and Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 2,618.
84, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 2,613.
85, n-Victor Latuch, Somerset, Penn., 2,595.
86, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 2,574.
87, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 2,555.
88, n-John Goerlitz, Defiance, Ohio, 2,523.
89, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,519.
90, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,495.
91, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,457.
92, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,447.
93, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,424.
94, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,358.
95, n-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 2,271.
96, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 2,097.
97, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,190.

300 games – Charlie Tapp, Warren Nelson, Kevin Foley

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Harry Sullins Fires 279 in Final Game of First Round To Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., bowled a 279 game in his last game of first round qualifying Tuesday to take the lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players ages 60 and over.

The 60-year-old Sullins bowled a 1,683 seven-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West with games of 196, 276, 247, 212, 265, 208 and 279 going around Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., who finished the round in second with 1,653.

The 196 game could have been 220,” Sullins said. “I had a good shot to the pocket but I just didn’t have my speed and line to the pocket matched up like I did in the second game.

“The 279 at the end of the game was kind of unexpected because in the game before it (208) I didn’t have a good feel,” he added. I really didn’t make much of an adjustment in the last game, I just refocused and gave it a little more extra effort.”

Sullins is hoping to end a drought without a win in national senior competition that dates back to the 2011 PBA50 Senior Lake County Open.

“Every year it gets harder on the senior tour,” Sullins said. “There’s more and more good players coming out here and there’s just a lot of guys that are just plain tough to beat. I have had a lot of good finishes recently just not good enough to make the top five.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were William Peters, Dayton Ohio, 1,623; Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620, and Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,597. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss finished the round in sixth with 1,579 and defending champion Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., finished tied for 22nd with 1,495.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is the final event of the PBA50 Tour season and is the second event specifically for players 60 and over. Mike Dias won the USBC Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in June.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling now with multiple streams. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

The entire field returns Wednesday morning for another seven-game qualifying round at 9 a.m. ET. The top 32 players will then advance to the first round of match play at 4 p.m. After another match play round Thursday morning, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals at 1 p.m.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,683.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,653.
3, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,623.
4, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620.
5, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,597.
6, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,579.
7, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,564.
8, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,559.
9, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,547.
10, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,539.
11, (tie)Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,537.
13, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,528.
14, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,527.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,526.
16, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,524.
17, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,513.
18, n-Victor Van Hentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,508.
19, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,500.
20, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,499.
21, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,497.
22, (tie) n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 1,495 and Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,495.
24, Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 1,491.
25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,486.
26, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,485.
27, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,484.
28, John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 1,482.
29, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,481.
30, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 1,480.
31, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,478.
32, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,471.
33, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,469.
34, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,466.
35, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,465.
36, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,459.
37, (tie) Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., and Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 1,457.
39, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,456.
40, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,454.
41, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,453.
42, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,451.
43, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,448.
44, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,447.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,445.
46, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,444.
47, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 1,440.
48, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,438.
49, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,436.
50, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,429.
51, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,426.
52, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,425.
53, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,423.
54, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,422.
55, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,417.
57, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,410.
58, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,401.
59, Carlton Turley, Huntingtown, Md., 1,392.
60, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,387.
61, n-Fred McLain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,385.
62, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,384.
63, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and n-Fran Bax, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1,379.
65, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,374.
66, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,369.
67, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,367.
68, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 1,364.
69, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,360.
70, n-Daniel Mayer, Waterford, Mich., 1,353.
71, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,350.
72, n-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,347.
73, n-David Memmer, Defiance, Ohio, 1,344.
74, (tie) Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., and Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 1,334.
76, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,329.
77, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,318.
78, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 1,314.
79, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,313.
80, Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 1,304.
81, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,303.
82, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,297.
83, n-sEarl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 1,292.
84, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 1,289.
85, n-Victor Latuch, Somerset, Pa., 1,284.
86, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,282.
87, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,273.
88, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,255.
89, Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, 1,252.
90, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 1,242.
91, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va, 1,237.
92, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,231.
93, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,225.
94, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 1,216.
95, n-John Goerlitz, Defiance, Ohio, 1,208.
96, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 1,109.
97, n-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 1,064.

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Brian Kretzer Wins PBA50 Cup for First PBA50 Tour Title

WYOMING, Mich. – Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, 259-225, in the title match of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Sunday at Spectrum Lanes to win his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Monacelli jumped out to the early lead with four strikes in a row to start the title match and looked to be well in control with a 20-pin lead in the fifth frame. A turning point in the match came when Kretzer was able to convert the 2-4-10 split in the fifth frame to stay in the match and then went on to finish with seven consecutive strikes for the win. Still in contention in the ninth frame, Monacelli got a bad break when he left a pocket 7-10 split which ended his hopes of winning his fifth PBA50 Tour major title.

“When I left the 2-4-10 in the fifth frame I told myself that the match isn’t over if I can make this split,” Kretzer said. “I was fortunate to make it and then I just had to buckle down. It was up to me to make the right adjustments and make good shots for the rest of the match.”

Kretzer finished second after the qualifying portion of the tournament and put together a 10-6 record in match play earlier in the day Sunday which helped him earn the No. 1 qualifying position for the stepladder finals.

“I had a good feeling the whole tournament,” said the 52-year-old Kretzer, who also owns one PBA Tour title. “There was really never a time in the tournament where I felt like I was in trouble. It just seemed like all the ingredients were there to get it done this time.”

Earlier this season Kretzer finished second in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and had other top finishes of third in the Security Federal Savings Bank Championship and River City Extreme Open.

Monacelli beat South Shore Open winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., who qualified second for the finals, 250-181, in the semifinal match to advance to the title match against Kretzer.

In the second match, Monacelli, who qualified third for the finals, beat fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, 237-192, to advance to the semifinal.

It was a memorable fourth-place finish for Bohn after taking a side trip to New York between the first and second rounds to participate in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning in New York City. He returned just in time to make the second round Saturday afternoon and went on to take top qualifier honors. In Sunday’s match play, he posted a 10-6 record which helped him earn the No. 4 position for the finals.

In the opening stepladder match Bohn defeated PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 248-214, to advance to the second match against Monacelli. Bohn was trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title and Mohr was trying for his 11th.

The 2018 PBA50 Tour season ends Aug. 14-16 with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players 60 and over at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on Flo Bowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $10,000.

2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $5,500.

3, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., $3,000.

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,500.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $2,000.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Mohr, 248-214.

Match Two – Monacelli def. Bohn, 237-192.

Semifinal Match – Monacelli def. McCune, 250-181

Championship Match – Kretzer def. Monacelli, 259-225.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 32 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 10-6, 7,316.
2, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 13-3, 7,252.
3, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 10-6, 7,238.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 10-6, 7,233.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,216.
6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 12-4, 7,212, $1,800.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 13-3, 7,142, $1,700.
8, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 11-5, 7,067, $1,650.
9, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 9-7, 7,047, $1,600.
10, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 11-5, 7,046, $1,550.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8-8, 7,004, $1,500.
12, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 10-6, 6,978, $1,450.
13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-7-1, 6,902, $1,400.
14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 8-7-1, 6,866, $1,375.
15, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 8-8, 6,851, $1,350.
16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 7-9, 6,792, $1,325.
17, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 6-10, 6,772, $1,300.
18, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 8-8, 6,739, $1,275.
19, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 5-11, 6,732, $1,250.
20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-10-1, 6,728, $1,240.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-9, 6,712, $1,230.
22, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 8-8, 6,706, $1,220.
23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 6-10, 6,613, $1,210.
24, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 5-11, 6,577, $1,200.
25, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 6-10, 6,543, $1,190.
26, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 5-11, 6,531, $1,180.
27, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-11-1, 6,517, $1,170.
28, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 5-11, 6,489, $1,160.
29, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 7-9, 6,475, $1,155.
30, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-7, 6,101, $1,150.

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 24 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. All players advance to fourth round)

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 5-3, 5,457.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,412.
3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7-1, 5,350.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-4, 5,348.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 5,320.
6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6-2, 5,305.
7, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 7-1, 5,301.
8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 4-4, 5,258.
9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-3-1, 5,257.
10, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 5-3, 5,231.
11, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 5-3, 5,186.
12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,153.
13, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 4-4, 5,134.
14, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-3-1, 5,124.
15, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-3-1, 5,112.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 5-3, 5,107.
17, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3-5, 5,098.
18, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6-2, 5,087.
19, (tie) Tom Baker, King, N.C., 4-4, and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 4-4, 5,048.
21, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1-7, 5,023.
22, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-4-1, 5,017.
23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 2-6, 5,009.
24, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-5, 4,983.
25, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2-6, 4,966.
26, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-6, 4,923.
27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2-6, 4,898.
28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2-6, 4,896.
29, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-6, 4,824.
30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3-5, 4,818.

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Trip to New York Between Rounds Doesn’t Stop Parker Bohn III from Becoming PBA50 Cup Top Qualifier

WYOMING, Mich. –  PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III returned for Saturday afternoon’s second round of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 after an overnight trip to New York where he participated in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning. Despite a whirlwind trip, he proceeded to take top qualifier honors for the season’s final PBA50 Tour major.

After finishing sixth in Friday’s first round with a 1,730 eight-game pinfall total at Spectrum Lanes, Bohn caught a flight from Grand Rapids to Newark. He then returned to Grand Rapids after the early morning FOX appearance just in time for his second squad Saturday afternoon where he bowled 1,830 for eight games to take the tournament lead.

Bohn finished with a 16-game overall qualifying pinfall total of 3,560 (222.5 average), 60 pins ahead of Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, who held on to second finishing with 3,500 for his 16 games of qualifying.

Bohn, a 35-time PBA Tour and four-time PBA50 Tour winner, bowled games of 262, 211, 248, 185, 214, 246, 233 and 231 in the second round.

A delayed return flight from Newark nearly ended the tournament for Bohn.

“Everything went well on the trip there but on the way back it was another story,” said Bohn of his ordeal on the return trip. “My plane was supposed to leave at 11:50 a.m., but it was delayed and we didn’t leave until about 1 p.m.

“When I got to the Grand Rapids airport I had to sprint to the exit where my wife (Leslie) was waiting for me to take me to the center. As I was walking in the door at Spectrum Lanes (tournament director) John Weber was getting ready to start the squad.

“I didn’t get any practice,” Bohn continued. “I started with the same ball as I used on Friday and took a guess on my speed and where I should play and went from there.”

It was about a month ago that Bohn, along with PBA star Andrew Anderson and PWBA star Daria Pajak were asked to be part of the “FOX & Friends” National Bowling Day segment. After looking at the PBA50 Cup schedule and the airline schedule Bohn found that making the trip to New York was possible.

“I wanted to go because of my love for the game and to promote the sport – it’s as simple as that,” Bohn said. “I was running on adrenaline and pretty pumped so I think that’s how I got through the day today. I’m just glad it all worked out.”

Bohn led 30 players who advanced to two modified round-robin match play rounds which will begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET. After match play, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

A 253 final game in the second round helped PBA50 Tour rookie Rolando Sebelen of the Dominican Republic hang onto third place. The first round leader finished qualifying with a 3,480, finding the going tougher in the second round bowling 1,623 for eight games after 1,857 in the first round.

The final day of the PBA50 Cup will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Saturday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 30 advance to Sunday’s modified round-robin match play rounds)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,560.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,500.
3, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3,480.
4, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,433.
5, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,429.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,424.
7, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,389.
8, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,384.
9, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,365.
10, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 3,339.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,336.
12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,330.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,327.
14, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,315.
15, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,300.
16, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,299.
17, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,298.
18, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,296.
19, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,291.
20, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,285.
21, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,282.
23, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,271.
24, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,266.
25, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,265.
26, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,248.
27, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,244.
28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,242.
29, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,241.
30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,224.

Did not advance:

31, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,223.
32, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,218.
33, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,217.
34, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,208, $1,050.
35, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,203.
36, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,178.
37, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,172, $1,050.
38, ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,158, $1,050.
39, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,127, $1,050.
40, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,124, $1,050.
41, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,123.
42, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,110.
43, (tie)Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, and
ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,107, $1,050.
45, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,078, $1,050.
46, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,060, $1,050.
47, Larry Salvati, Canada, 3,059.
48, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,050.
49, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 3,049.
50, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,043.
51, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,031.
52, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,027.
53, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,021.
54, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,020.
55, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,019.
56, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,005.
57, (tie) Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., and Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,002.
59, (tie) Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., and Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,001.
61, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,999.
62, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,977.
63, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 2,975.
64, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 2,972.
65, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,964.
66, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,961.
67, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,956.
68, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,944.
69, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,919.
70, (tie) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 2,895.
72, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,887.
73, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 2,870.
74, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 2,849.
75, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 2,847.
76, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,805.
77, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,794.
78, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,784.
79, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 2,767.
80, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,761.
81, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,725.
82, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,684.
83, Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 2,541.
84, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,533.

300 games – Greg Thomas

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