Jesper Svensson Takes Commanding PBA World Championship Lead After Shark Round

by Jerry Schneider November 13, 2017 17:15

RENO, Nev.  – Sweden’s left-handed, two-handed star, Jesper Svensson averaged 250 for 10 games to take a commanding lead after the Chameleon and Shark rounds of the PBA World Championship Monday at the National Bowling Stadium.

The PBA World Championship is the crown jewel of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Reno Resorts Properties, and the final major championship of the PBA’s 2017 season. WSOB IX is also a part of the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule.

The 22-year-old Svensson, who entered the PBA World Championship as the qualifying leader, rolled games of 246, 224, 247, 268 and 269 on the 45-foot Shark lane conditioning pattern after posting games of 237, 247, 245, 237 and 269 on the 39-foot Chameleon pattern earlier in the day to finish with a 12,083 50-game overall pinfall total, good for a 241.6 average.

Svensson leads Australia’s Jason Belmonte, a right-handed two-handed player, who is 303 pins behind in second with a 11,780 50-game pinfall total.

“I’m the guy they want to beat at this point so the thing to do now is stay focused,” said Svensson, who is the winner of six PBA Tour titles including the 2016 PBA Tournament of Champions. “Today, I bowled well in both rounds but it felt good to have a strong finish on the Shark pattern. To this point I’ve been able to avoid major mistakes and have been able to do what I do best.”

Svensson is trying for his second PBA major title; Belmonte is after major title number nine, which would put him alone in third place among the PBA’s all-time major title winners. Neither player has won the PBA World Championship.

In third place heading into Tuesday afternoon’s qualifying round on the 33-foot Cheetah lane condition was another two-hander, Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., with 11,625 pins. Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., finished the day in fourth with 11,601 and 2009 PBA World Championship winner Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., finished fifth with 11,553.

The PBA World Championship cashers’ rounds will conclude with five games on the 42-foot Scorpion Tuesday at 5 p.m. The top five bowlers after a total of 60 games will advance to the World Championship finals on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon PST (live streamed on ESPN3, taped for telecast on ESPN on Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. EST.

All preliminary rounds of WSOB IX are being covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming channel, and all competition throughout the WSOB also will be covered in real time game-by-game detail on pba.com’s “live scoring” feature.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

(a part of the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour)

National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Monday

Cashers’ Round 2 Standings (after Shark round, 50 of 60 games completed):

1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 12,083.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 11,780.
3, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 11,625.
4, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 11,601.
5, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 11,553.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 11,518.
7, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 11,506.
8, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 11,502.
9, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 11,472.
10, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 11,469.
11, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 11,454.
12, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 11,453.
13, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 11,434.
14, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 11,423.
15, Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 11,400.
16, Liz Johnson, Palatine, Ill., 11,397.
17, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 11,396.
18, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 11,395.
19, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 11,384.
20, Glenn Pedersen, Norway, 11,376.
21, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 11,361.
22, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 11,346
23, Dom Barrett, England, 11,342.
24, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 11,340.
25, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 11,332.
26, Sam Cooley, Australia, 11,330.
27, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 11,319.
28, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 11,303.
29, Francois Louw, South Africa, 11,270.
30, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 11,261.
31, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 11,250.
32, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 11,240.
33, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 11,236.
34, (tie) Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., and Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 11,228.
36, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 11,226.
37, Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 11,220.
38, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 11,218.
39, Richie Teece, England, 11,204.
40, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 11,195.
41, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 11,191.
42, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 11,182.
43, Stuart Williams, England, 11,180.
44, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 11,177.
45, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 11,154.
46, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 11,130.
47, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 11,120.
48, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 11,114.
49, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 11,017.

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GEICO PBA WSOX IX Notebook VI: Mookie Betts Accomplishes Goals…and More with Perfect Game

by Bill Vint November 13, 2017 16:35

Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts had only two weeks from the end of his major league baseball season to prepare for his second trip to the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling, and by all reasonable measurements, it was a successful venture…and more.

Betts, a 25-year-old Nashville, Tenn., native, was an accomplished league bowler back home when he bowled his first PBA World Series in Reno in 2015, where his athletic abilities were clearly evident, as was his lack of experience in bowling at a world-class level. With very little experience bowling on different lane conditions, or working with different types of bowling ball dynamics, Betts averaged 190 for 36 games on four different animal patterns, finishing that event in 210th place out of an expanded field of 238 bowlers.

A leg injury prevented him from bowling in 2016, but he returned this year with a better idea of what to expect, and he upped his game to meet the challenge, finishing his 40-game qualifying series on four different lane oiling patterns with a 205.6 average – a 15 pins-per-game improvement – and finishing in a tie for 158th place in a 195-player field.

But the biggest surprise was bowling his first 300 game in PBA competition in the Scorpion qualifying round, which happened to be the lowest-scoring round for the entire field. Out of 1,900 games bowled in the Scorpion round, there were only three perfect games – and Betts had one of them. It created big news around the sports world, including coverage by Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, MLB.com, ESPN.com, ESPN SportsCenter, Bleacher Report, Deadspin and others.

You can watch the perfect game on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwHRegcjasg.

A reporter asked him how he’d compare the 10th frame vs. coming to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, bases loaded, two outs and needing a hit to win.

“I’m much more comfortable with the bottom of the ninth,” Betts said. “After I got the first strike in the 10th frame, I turned around and saw everyone crowded around, so I was pretty nervous. I kinda used my experience with breathing techniques I use in baseball. I never would have thought I’d need to use that in bowling, but, hey, it came in handy.”

The perfect game – and all 12 strikes were solid in the pocket – came on the heels of 157 and 169 games, which put him below the 200 average curve he was trying to achieve in the Scorpion round.

“Anytime you shoot 160, 170 there’s a little frustration but you’ve got four more games to go, so things can turn around,” Betts said. “It’s like striking out twice, and coming up for the third time. You still have a job to do. You have to focus on the task at hand, and that’s what I did.”

Betts approached his return to the PBA World Series realistically.

“I accomplished my goal, which was to (average 200) on all of the patterns,” he said. “I have to be happy with that. I didn’t come here expecting to make any cuts or any money. I set some goals I was able to reach, and I did it.”

Depending upon a number of variables, Betts hopes to return to the PBA World Series in 2018.

“I plan on it, but I obviously have to take care of career number one,” he said. “But if the opportunity presents itself, I’d like to come back.”

In the meantime, the Red Sox right fielder will be among the celebrity bowlers participating in the ninth annual State Farm® CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Go Bowling! on Friday, Dec. 1, at The Woodlands in Houston, Texas, along with Houston Rockets star Chris Paul, the event’s host; fellow Rockets’ star James Harden, former NFL star Terrell Owens (fresh off his appearance on “Dancing with the Stars”) and others to be announced. PBA players participating will be reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett, PBA Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Norm Duke, and PBA Tour titlists Bill O’Neill, Sean Rash and DJ Archer. The annual fund-raiser will air on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. EST.

Paul and PBA partner Chris Barnes won the eighth annual event, defeating Betts and his PBA partner, Tommy Jones, 187-179.

WSOB IX BY THE NUMBERS: DIVERSE CHALLENGES HELP SPREAD THE WEALTH

Historically in multiple events held in the same location, a hallmark of the PBA World Series of Bowling since its beginning in 2009, there are always a handful of players who’ll claim all of the diverse lane oiling patterns play the same way. In reality, the results prove otherwise.

In the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Reno Resorts Properties and hosted by Reno’s National Bowling Stadium for a third consecutive year, the four newly-refined animal pattern stages of the tournament resulted in 101 of the 195 players cashing at least once. That’s a 51.7% (or better than 1:2 cashing ratio).

The diversity of the oiling patterns (33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon, 42-foot Scorpion and 45-foot Shark), each with variations in the amount of oil applied across the lane as well as in distance, suggests that players who prefer to play an outside line vs. those who like to play inside, left-handers vs. right-handers, two-handers vs. hard throwers, etc., all had a chance to compete on one pattern or another. And the most adaptable players were the ones who emerged among the top 49 across 40 games, advancing to the PBA World Championship cashers’ round for another 20 games – five games each on the same four patterns.

Some of the interesting stats after the four animal pattern stages include the following:

— Among the 101 cashers, 63 remain in competition in either the PBA World Championship cashers’ round or among the 16 match play finalists in the four animal pattern events.

— No player advanced in all five events. Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and Australia’s Jason Belmonte cashed in all five and advanced in four event; Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and Matt McNiel of Minneapolis cashed four times. Smallwood advanced in three, McNiel in two. Twenty-six players cashed in three of the five events.

— There were three 300 games bowled in the Chameleon round, nine in the Shark round, eight in the Cheetah round and three in the Scorpion round.

— At least one player from 15 of the record 27 countries represented cashed.

PAIRINGS SET FOR SCORPION MATCH PLAY ELIMINATION ROUNDS

With the completion of the 10-game Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship presented by GoBowling.com round on Sunday at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium, pairings are set for all four animal pattern single-elimination match play rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15-16.

Each of the animal pattern match play events will involve the top 16 players bowling best-of-five-game matches, with winners advancing to the Round of 8 for best-of-three-game matches. Bracket pairings are based on qualifying position. The four Round of 8 winners will advance to championship round matches on Saturday, Nov. 18, live streamed on ESPN3 and recorded for delayed telecast on ESPN. ESPN3 is available at no cost to anyone who subscribes to ESPN through a local cable or television affiliate.

Here are the pairings for the Scorpion match play rounds:

PEPSI PBA SCORPION CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY GOBOWLING.COM
(A part of the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour)
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. PST

Round of 16 (best-of-five-game single-elimination match play)
Match 1 – Arturo Quintero, Mexico, vs. Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C.
Match 2 – EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., vs. Stuart Williams, England.
Match 3 – Dom Barrett, England, vs. Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo.
Match 4 – Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, vs. BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa.
Match 5 – Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., vs. Jason Belmonte, Australia.
Match 6 – Raymond Lussier, Canada, vs. Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio
Match 7 – Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., vs. Matt McNiel, Minneapolis.
Match 8 – Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, vs. Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan.

Round of 8 (best-of-three-game single-elimination match play, 1:30 p.m.; four winners advance to Chameleon Championship finals on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.)
Match 1 – Quintero-Troup winner vs. Tackett-Williams winner.
Match 2 – Barrett-Sherman winner vs. Maldonado-Moore winner.
Match 3 – O’Neill-Belmonte winner vs. Lussier-Bayt winner.
Match 4 – LeClair-McNiel winner vs. Novak-Bidwell winner.

ENGLAND’S DOM BARRETT RETURNS TO HELP “THE WORLD” BID FOR TEAM TITLE

England’s Dom Barrett will be the only returning player when the USA and The World team event kicks off ESPN’s coverage of the WSOB IX, and officially launches the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season. The team match will be contested on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. (PST) at the National Bowling Stadium. It will be live streamed on ESPN3 and taped for airing on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. EST.

Earning berths on the USA team, based on 40-game pinfall totals after the four animal pattern qualifying rounds, are Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich.; Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C.; Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, and Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa.

Earning berths on The World team are Jesper Svenssen, Sweden; Jason Belmonte, Australia; Thomas Larsen, Denmark; Barrett and Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia.

Barrett bowled for “The World” in the 2016 best-of-two-game Baker format event – won by the USA in a one-ball sudden-death roll-off.

LANETALK CONFIRMS DOMINANCE BY ARTURO QUINTERO, THOMAS LARSEN

LaneTalk, PBA’s statistical analysis partner for WSOB IX, continues to track detailed performance data for a variety of aspects of WSOB IX. Additional stats and information can be found on LaneTalk’s page on Facebook. Among the tidbits gleaned from Arturo Quintero’s dominant round in Sunday’s Scorpion Championship 10-game round, and updated data on Cheetah leader Thomas Larsen’s performance in Saturday’s Cheetah Championship qualifying, include the following:

— The field of 195 players knocked down a total of 416,522 pins in the Cheetah round (compared to 422,367 pins for the Shark 45 round and 412,799 pins for the Chameleon 39 round). The field’s composite average was 215.81.

Some of Cheetah qualifying leader Thomas Larsen’s stats vs. the field included:

— An average of 255.6, 39.8 pins better than the field at large;

— His strike percentage was 76.52%, just under 20% higher than the full field;

— Larsen had a 98% “clean frame” average and, converted 100% of his “makeable” spares.

For Sunday’s Scorpion Championship, LaneTalk reported:

— The field of 195 players knocked down a total of 401,036 pins in the Scorpion 42 round (a WSOB low total compared to 416,522 pins for the Cheetah 33 round, 422,367 pins for the Shark 45 round and 412,799 pins for the Chameleon 39 round). The field’s composite average was 211.07, the lowest scoring pace among the four animal patterns.

— The high score in the Cheetah round was 300 (by three players); the low game was 71 (based on an incomplete game by a player who withdrew).

— The entire field’s strike percentage was 54.84. First shots resulted in splits 8.47% of the time and non-strike shots resulted in single-pin spares 23.37% of the time.

— The field had an 87.79% “clean frame” average, converting “makeable” spares 86.66% of the time.

Some of Scorpion qualifying leader Arturo Quintero’s stats vs. the field included:

— An average of 242, 31 pins better than the field at large;

— His strike percentage was 73.04%, about 18.2% higher than the full field;

— Like previous animal pattern leaders, Quintero had a definite edge in spare conversions. He had a 95% “clean frame” average and, converted 92% of his “makeable” spares.

NEXT ON XTRA FRAME: PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CASHERS’ ROUND CONCLUDES

Xtra Frame’s extensive coverage of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno Properties, concludes an important phase Tuesday when the final two five-game rounds of PBA World Championship qualifying take place at the National Bowling Stadium. The PBA World Championship is the final major of the 2017 season and the first major to be a part of the new 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule.

The PBA World Championship is down to a field of 49 after 40 games – 10 games each on the PBA Chameleon 39, Shark 45, Cheetah 33 and Scorpion 42 oiling patterns. All 49 players bowled another five games on the Chameleon and Shark patterns Monday and will bowl five more games on the Cheetah and Scorpion patterns Tuesday. The top five after 60 games will advance to the World Championship finals on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon PST (live on ESPN3, taped for telecast on ESPN on Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. EST.

Fans can follow the World Championship’s final qualifying stages through the “live scoring” feature on pba.com, and Xtra Frame subscribers can gain additional insights through pre- and post-round coverage of cashers’ round on Tuesday. The Cheetah 33 round starts at 1 p.m. The Scorpion 42 round begins at 5 p.m. PST.

Xtra Frame subscriptions are available in a variety of packages: three-day ($3.99), 30-day ($7.99) and Xtra Frame Season Ticket (a full-year’s coverage at an average cost of $1.25 per week) subscriptions are available by visiting “xtraframe.tv” and clicking on the “subscribe now” link.

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Red Sox star Mookie Betts Bowls 300 Game in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling

by Bill Vint November 12, 2017 19:36

RENO, Nev. – Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, bowling in the Professional Bowlers Association’s World Series of Bowling at the National Bowling Stadium, bowled his first perfect game in PBA competition Sunday night in the fourth and final round of qualifying for the PBA World Championship.

Betts, who made his debut in PBA World Series competition in 2015 when he averaged 190 for 36 games on four different lane conditioning challenges, was averaging over 200 through the first three rounds of competition this year. After bowling his worst game of the tournament – a 169 in his 36th of 40 qualifying games – Betts threw 12 strikes for his first PBA 300 game in game 37.

A complete summary of the Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship round, presented by GoBowling.com, will be posted on pba.com and distributed through the PBA Network of media outlets later tonight.

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GEICO PBA WSOB IX Notebook V: Svensson Rules Cheetah Field; Pairings Set for Cheetah Match Play

by Bill Vint November 12, 2017 16:31

Animal pattern qualifying rounds for the PBA World Championship conclude Sunday with the 10-game Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship presented by GoBowling.com round. After the Scorpion round, the top 49 players based on 40 games in the four animal pattern stages will bowl another five games on each of the four animal patterns Monday and Tuesday.

The 60-game pinfall totals will determine the five players who will compete for the PBA World Championship on Sunday, Nov. 19 (live streamed on ESPN3, taped for delayed telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. EST).

Competition in the four animal pattern events will continue with single-elimination match play rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15-16, to reduce the top 16 qualifiers in each of those events to four players for match play-style finals. All match play rounds will be covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel (visit xtraframe.tv for subscription information). All four animal pattern finals will be contested on Saturday, Nov. 18, live on ESPN3 and recorded for delayed telecast on ESPN.

Here are the pairings for the Cheetah match play rounds:

PBA CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY PBA CHALLENGE MOBILE GAME
(A part of the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour)
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Thursday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. PST

Round of 16 (best-of-five-game single-elimination match play)
Match 1 – Thomas Larsen, Denmark, vs. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa.
Match 2 – Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., vs. Francois Louw, South Africa.
Match 3 – Sam Cooley, Australia, vs. Kim Bolleby, Thailand.
Match 4 – Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., vs. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J.
Match 5 – Andrew Cain, Phoenix, vs. Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Match 6 – Jason Belmonte, Australia, vs. Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia.
Match 7 – Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., vs. Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas.
Match 8 – Graham Fach, Canada, vs. Jesper Svensson, Sweden.

Round of 8 (best-of-three-game single-elimination match play, 1:30 p.m.; four winners advance to Chameleon Championship finals on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4:15 p.m.)
Match 1 – Larsen-O’Neill winner vs. Ford-Louw winner.
Match 2 – Cooley-Bolleby winner vs. Pepe-Bohn winner.
Match 3 – Cain-Ciminelli winner vs. Belmonte-Ismail winner.
Match 4 – Duke-Simonsen winner vs. Fach-Svensson winner.

LANETALK SAYS SWEDEN’S JESPER SVENSSON HAD 36-PIN EDGE ON WSOB IX FIELD

LaneTalk, PBA’s statistical analysis partner, continues to track detailed performance data for a variety of aspects of WSOB IX. Among the tidbits gleaned from Saturday’s Cheetah Championship qualifying, led by Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, were the following factoids as the 22-year-old left-handed two-hander became the only player to qualify in the top 16 in all three animal pattern qualifiers thus far:

— The field of 195 players knocked down a total of 416,522 pins (compared to 422,367 pins for the Shark 45 round and 412,799 pins for the Chameleon 39 round). The field’s composite average was 215.81.

— The high score in the Cheetah round was 300 (by eight players); the low game was 109.

— The entire field’s strike percentage was 57.55. First shots resulted in splits 6.53% of the time and non-strike shots resulted in single-pin spares 23.28% of the time.

— The field had an 89.02% “clean frame” average, converting “makeable” spares 84.24% of the time.

Some of Cheetah qualifying leader Jesper Svensson’s stats vs. the field included:

— An average of 251.9, 36.1 pins better than the field at large;

— His strike percentage was 78.26%, more than 20% higher than the full field;

— Svensson had a 94% “clean frame” average and, converted 94.74% of his “makeable” spares.

Another LaneTalk tidbit clearly illustrated the preferred angle of attack in the Cheetah round. Playing an extreme outside angle to the pocket, the field-at-large put 100 first shots into the gutter. For the Chameleon round, the field of 195 threw a modest total of 15 “gutter balls” while the Shark round produced only seven by the entire field over 10 games.

SPARE SHOOTING PLAGUES MOOKIE BETTS IN ROLLER COASTER CHEETAH ROUND

Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts posted his highest scoring round in PBA WSOB competition in Saturday’s Cheetah qualifying round, but inconsistent spare shooting prevented it from being significantly better.

“I missed a lot of spares. A lot,” Betts said after bowling games of 210, 256, 198, 246 and 184 for his first five games followed by 228, 170, 219, 193 and 174 for his second five games.

For the complete Cheetah round, Betts averaged a personal-best 207.8, improving his 30-game average to 206.43. But he wasn’t pleased.

“I turned a couple of 190s into 170s because of (missed spares),” Betts said. “I’d sometimes get to a pair of lanes where I didn’t figure out the condition until the sixth or seventh frame. You can’t do that against these guys.”

The 33-foot application of oil – the shortest of the PBA’s World Series animal pattern oil applications, also played into Betts’ spare shooting woes because less oil on the back end of a 60-foot lane creates more room for a ball to hook.

“When I can throw the ball straight, I’m pretty good with spares,” Betts said, “but with this short pattern hooking a little more, it changed things a bit for me. It’s something I need to work on.”

NEXT ON XTRA FRAME: PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CASHERS’ ROUND BEGINS

Xtra Frame’s extensive coverage of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno Properties, moves into an important phase Monday when the four-part cashers’ round of the PBA World Championship begins. The PBA World Championship is the final major of the 2017 season and the first major to be a part of the new 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule.

The PBA World Championship is down to a field of 49 after 40 games – 10 games each on the PBA Chameleon 39, Shark 45, Cheetah 33 and Scorpion 42 oiling patterns. All 49 players will now bowl another five games on each of the four oiling patterns Monday and Tuesday with the five leaders after 60 demanding games advancing to the World Championship finals, which will be contested on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon PST (live on ESPN3, taped for telecast on ESPN on New Year’s Eve day at 3 p.m. EST.

Fans can follow the World Championship’s final qualifying stages through the “live scoring” feature on pba.com, and Xtra Frame subscribers can gain additional insights through pre- and post-round coverage of cashers’ round Monday and Tuesday. Here’s the projected schedule heading into the start of the new week. All times are Pacific:

Monday – PBA World Championship cashers’ round, Chameleon 39 round (five games), 1 p.m.; Shark 45 round (five games), 5 p.m.

Tuesday – PBA World Championship cashers’ round, Cheetah 33 round (five games), 1 p.m.; Scorpion 42 round (five games), 5 p.m.

Xtra Frame subscriptions are available in a variety of packages: three-day ($3.99), 30-day ($7.99) and Xtra Frame Season Ticket (a full-year’s coverage at an average cost of $1.25 per week) subscriptions are available by visiting “xtraframe.tv” and clicking on the “subscribe now” link.

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Big Scorpion Round Helps Mexico’s Arturo Quintero Advance; Bosox Star Mookie Betts Rolls 300 Game

by Bill Vint November 12, 2017 15:08

RENO, Nev. – Two bowlers rose from the brink of despair to elation Sunday in the Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship presented by GoBowling.com at the National Bowling Stadium, the final round of qualifying for the PBA World Championship.

One of the two – Mexico’s Arturo Quintero – rose from 86th place into the PBA World Championship field of 49 finalists in 40th place after leading the Scorpion round with a 242 average. The other bowler – Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts – followed his two worst games of the World Series with a 300 game, his first perfect game in professional competition. Although he didn’t advance, Betts demonstrated he has skills beyond his baseball talents.

Also in the mix as qualifying came to an end after 40 combined games on four different animal pattern qualifying events, Sweden’s Jesper Svensson emerged as the PBA World Championship’s leading qualifier with a 9,5,94 pinfall total, topping Australia’s Jason Belmonte by 189 pins heading into the two-day, four-round World Championship cashers’ round beginning Monday. Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich.; Thomas Larsen of Denmark, and Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., rounded out the top five World Championship qualifiers.

Sunday’s competition on the 42-foot Scorpion lane conditioning pattern was the fourth and final animal pattern qualifying stages that are part of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno Properties, and the Go Bowling! PBA Tour. Quintero led early and led late after bowling below expectations the three previous rounds.

“I woke up this morning and asked God for help,” Quintero said. “I needed to bowl really good to make the World Championship cut. The Scorpion pattern was the toughest for a lot of guys, but I made the cut in that event last year and for me, it was the easiest pattern of all. It depends on your style of bowling, and I got a new ball drilled, which I used the entire round.

Quintero’s 2,420 pinfall total for 10 games in the Scorpion round topped Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kan., by 24 pins. Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., was third with 2,386 pins followed by BJ Moore III of Greensburg, Pa., with a 2,384 total and PBA rookie Kyle Sherman with a 2,372 total. The 16 players who advance to the Scorpion match play elimination round next Thursday included players from Mexico, England, Canada and Australia in addition to the U.S.

During the Scorpion round, Betts created the most excitement by bowling his first perfect game in one of the most prestigious professional tournaments in the world.

betts“I bowled the whole final five games without a 200 game,” Betts grinned, noting he completed his WSOB IX with games of 169, 300, 199, 198 and 193. He completed his 40 games in a tie for 158th place with a 205.6 average, far below the World Championship cut, but 15 pins better than his average in his 2015 debut in the WSOB.

Comparing his 10th frame to coming to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning of a close major league game, Betts said, “I’m much more comfortable coming to bat in a situation like that. After I threw the first strike in the 10th, I turned around and saw the crowd and I’ll admit, I was pretty nervous. I just used my experience in baseball, my breathing techniques and things like that.

“Any time you shoot 150, 160 games, there’s some frustration but we had four games to go. I figured I’d turn it around at some point, and it happened the next game.

“Overall I accomplished my goal this year. I bowled pretty well on all of the patterns, so I had to be happy,” Betts said. “I couldn’t come in here expecting to make any cuts or make any money, so I set some goals I was able to reach and I did it.”

Heading into the PBA World Championship cashers’ round, which will involve additional five-game rounds on each of the four animal patterns Monday and Tuesday at 1 and 5 p.m. each day, Svensson not only rolled into the lead but also led a group of five international players who will represent The World in a special team match vs. the USA at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. The USA vs. The World team match at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, will be live streamed on ESPN and taped for telecast on Sunday, Dec. 10, on ESPN.

Members of the USA team will be Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich.; Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C.; Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, and Bill O’Neill. Members of The World team will be Svensson, Belmonte, Denmark’s Thomas Larsen, England’s Dom Barrett and Malaysia’s Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, who won a one-game roll-off over Japan’s Shota Kawazoe for the fifth spot, 248-176.

All qualifying and match play elimination rounds of WSOB IX will be covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming channel, and all competition throughout the WSOB also will be covered in game-by-game detail on pba.com’s “live scoring” feature.

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Final Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to Scorpion Championship Round of 16 single-elimination match play on Thursday, Nov. 16)

1, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 2,420.
2, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 2,396.
3, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,386.
4, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 2,384.
5, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,372.
6, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,363.
7, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2,362.
8, Stuart Williams, England, 2,351.
9, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,347.
10, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 2,345.
11, (tie) Raymond Lussier, Canada, and Dom Barrett, England, 2,344.
13, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,333.
14, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,329.
15, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,322.
16, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,308.

Other Cashers (after 10 games):

17, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 2,298, $850.
18, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 2,297, $820.
19, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 2,295, $790.
20, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 2,292, $790.
21, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,289, $750.
22, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,284, $720.
23, Matthew O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 2,279, $720.
24, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,276, $700.
25, (tie) Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 2,273, and Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 2,273, $700.
27, (tie) Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,264, and Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 2,264, $700.
29, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,261, $700.
30, Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 2,260, $700.
31, Tan Chern, Malaysia, 2,257, $700.
32, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,253, $700.

Did not cash

33, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 2,252.
34, (tie) Tobias Boerding, Germany, and Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,251.
36, Liz Johnson, Palatine, Ill., 2,249.
37, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 2,245.
38, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,240.
39, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 2,238.
40, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 2,231.
41, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,228.
42, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,226.
43, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 2,225.
44, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 2,223.
45, Richie Teece, England, 2,219.
46, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 2,215.
47, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,213.
48, Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 2,210.
49, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,209.
50, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,207.
51, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 2,204.
52, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,203.
53, Timo Schroeder, Germany, 2,200.
54, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,192.
55, Zachary Dwyer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., 2,187.
56, Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2,185.
57, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 2,180.
58, Mik Stampe, Denmark, 2,179.
59, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,178.
60, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,175.
61, (tie) Darren Tang, San Francisco, and Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 2,173.
63, (tie) Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, and Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 2,172.
65, (tie) Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., and Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,170.
67, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,169.
68, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 2,166.
69, Frank Drevenstedt, Germany, 2,162.
70, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,159.
71, Saulnier Valentin, France, 2,158.
72, (tie) Sam Cooley, Australia, and Matthew Ogle, Louisville, Ky., 2,157.
74, (tie) Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, and Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 2,155.
76, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,153.
77, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,149.
78, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,145.
79, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,143.
80, Francois Louw, South Africa, 2,141.
81, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,139.
82, Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 2,138.
83, Graham Fach, Canada, 2,137.
84, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,134.
85, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,132.
86, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,129.
87, JT Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 2,128.
88, Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 2,124.
89, (tie) Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 2,123.
91, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,121.
93, Pyry Puharinen, Finland, 2,120.
94, (tie) Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, and Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,117.
96, (tie) Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., and AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,115.
98, Jun Hyung Seo, South Korea, 2,113.
99, (tie) Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,112.
102, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,111.
103, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,110.
103, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 2,110.
105, (tie) Nick Christy, Newport, N.C., Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, and Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,108.
108, (tie) Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, and Adam Pogge, Austin, Texas, 2,107.
110, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 2,105.
111, Stephen Hahn, Ashburn, Va., 2,103.
112, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,102.
113, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,101.
114, (tie) Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., and Glenn Pedersen, Norway, 2,100.
116, (tie) Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Jason Zook, Tampa, Fla., 2,094.
118, Oeyvin Kulseng, Norway, 2,093.
119, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,091.
120, Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 2,089, $100.
121, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, IL, 2,084.
122, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 2,082.
123, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,081.
124, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 2,079.
125, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,078.
126, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,077.
127, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,074.
128, (tie) Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, and Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,070.
130, Christopher O'Neil, Decatur, Ill., 2,064.
131, (tie) Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., and Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 2,063.
133, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 2,062.
134, Svein Ake Ek, Norway, 2,054.
135, (tie) Adam Hayes, Austrailia, and Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 2,053.
137, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 2,048.
138, Daria Pajak, Poland, 2,047.
139, Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 2,044.
140, Casey Knutson, Sparks, Nev., 2,043.
141, (tie) Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., and John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,036.
143, Ryan Zagar, Racine, Wis., 2,035.
144, Mookie Betts, Boston, 2,031.
145, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 2,030.
146, Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 2,019.
147, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,017.
148, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 2,013.
149, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,012.
150, Blayne Fletcher, Australia, 2,008.
151, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,007.
152, Jens Mathiesen, Norway, 2,005.
153, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,996.
154, Michael Murray, Australia, 1,994.
155, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 1,992.
156, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 1,987.
157, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,986.
158, Alex Liew Liang, Malaysia, 1,977.
159, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 1,975.
160, Kole Payne, Charlotte, N.C., 1,972.
161, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 1,970.
162, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 1,966.
163, Anthony DeStasio, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1,965.
164, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 1,963.
165, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,962.
166, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 1,952.
167, Miguel Lopez, Peoria, Ariz., 1,946.
168, Justin Wyman, Fairport, N.Y., 1,941.
169, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,930.
170, Michael Vitalone, Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., 1,924.
171, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,914.
172, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 1,908.
173, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,900.
174, Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., 1,892.
175, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 1,883.
176, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,870.
177, Josh Montgomery, Flower Mound, Texas, 1,856.
178, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,849.
179, Miguel Rosales, Anaheim, Calif., 1,847.
180, Mikhail West-Marin, Paradise, Calif., 1,841.
181, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,833.
182, Matt Bollhalter, Niceville, Fla., 1,824.
183, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 1,791.
184, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 1,741.
185, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 1,730.
186, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 1,705.
187, Jeff Bragg, Linesville, Pa., 1,695.
188, Joseph Purdom, Lemoyne, Pa., 1,648.
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Final Qualifying Standings (after 40 qualifying games; top 49 advance to cashers’ round on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 14):

1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 9,594.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 9,405.
3, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 9,354.
4, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 9,343.
5, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 9,252.
6, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 9,234.
7, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 9,229.
8, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 9,197.
9, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 9,172.
10, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 9,158
11, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 9,146.
12, Dom Barrett, England, 9,139.
13, (tie) Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, and Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 9,113.
15, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 9,110.
16, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 9,097.
17, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 9,090.
18, (tie) Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 9,078, and Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 9,078.
20, Glenn Pedersen, Norway, 9,076.
21, (tie) Francois Lavoie, Canada, and Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 9,074.
23, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 9,073.
24, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 9,066.
25, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 9,049.
26, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 9,044.
27, (tie) Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 9,036.
29, Liz Johnson, Palatine, Ill., 9,033.
30, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 9,025.
31, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 9,021.
32, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 9,019.
33, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 9,008.
34, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 8,996.
35, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 8,995.
36, Francois Louw, South Africa, 8,991.
37, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 8,985.
38, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 8,979.
39, Stuart Williams, England, 8,966.
40, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 8,960.
41, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 8,954.
42, Sam Cooley, Australia, 8,941.
43, (tie) Richie Teece, England, and Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 8,923.
45, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 8,922.
46, Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 8,920.
47, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 8,919.
48, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 8,917.
49, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 8,912.

Failed to advance:
50, Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 8,910.
51, Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, 8,909.
52, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 8,904.
53, Graham Fach, Canada, 8,896.
54, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 8,894.
55, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 8,877.
56, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 8,873.
57, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 8,857.
58, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 8,854.
59, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 8,847.
60, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 8,846.
61, (tie) Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, and Michael Tang, San Francisco, 8,839.
63, (tie) Christopher Sloan, Ireland, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 8,830.
66, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 8,826.
67, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 8,824.
68, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 8,823.
69, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 8,810.
70, Tan Chern, Malaysia, 8,802.
71, (tie) Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 8,797.
73, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 8,789.
74, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 8,785, $100.
75, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 8,784.
76, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 8,777.
77, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 8,774.
78, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 8,771.
79, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 8,763.
80, Patrick Girard, Canada, 8,761.
81, Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 8,758.
82, Frank Drevenstedt, Germany, 8,749.
83, Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 8,745.
84, Matthew O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 8,736.
85, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 8,724.
86, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 8,723.
87, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 8,714.
88, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 8,707.
89, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 8,686.
90, Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 8,679.
91, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 8,677.
92, Matthew Ogle, Louisville, Ky., 8,673.
93, Raymond Lussier, Canada, 8,672.
94, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 8,670.
95, (tie) Mik Stampe, Denmark, and Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 8,669.
97, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 8,667.
98, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 8,663.
99, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 8,662.
100, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 8,638.
101, Zachary Dwyer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., 8,636.
102, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 8,629.
103, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 8,627.
104, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 8,619.
105, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 8,611.
106, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 8,604.
107, Pyry Puharinen, Finland, 8,602.
108, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 8,594.
109, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 8,592.
110, Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 8,589.
111, Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 8,583.
112, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 8,576.
113, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 8,572.
114, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 8,571.
115, (tie) Alex Liew Liang, Malaysia, and Anthony DeStasio, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 8,527.
117, Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 8,521.
118, Svein Ake Ek, Norway, 8,518.
119, Nick Christy, Newport, N.C., 8,515.
120, Saulnier Valentin, France, 8,512.
121, Timo Schroeder, Germany, 8,511.
122, (tie) Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 8,496.
124, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 8,477.
125, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 8,466.
126, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 8,451.
127, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 8,448.
128, Michael Murray, Australia, 8,428.
129, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 8,426.
130, (tie) Christopher O'Neil, Decatur, Ill., and Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 8,417.
132, Daria Pajak, Poland, 8,416.
133, Blayne Fletcher, Australia, 8,414.
134, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 8,411.
135, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 8,407.
136, Miguel Lopez, Peoria, Ariz., 8,381.
137, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 8,371.
138, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 8,365.
139, Ryan Zagar, Racine, Wis., 8,351.
140, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 8,331.
141, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 8,330.
142, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 8,326.
143, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 8,321.
144, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 8,316.
145, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 8,310.
146, Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 8,308.
147, Kole Payne, Charlotte, N.C., 8,298.
148, (tie) Jens Mathiesen, Norway, and Oeyvin Kulseng, Norway, 8,296.
150, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 8,280.
151, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 8,277.
152, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 8,275.
153, Casey Knutson, Sparks, Nev., 8,273.
154, Matt Bollhalter, Niceville, Fla., 8,250.
155, Stephen Hahn, Ashburn, Va., 8,247.
156, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 8,243.
157, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 8,242.
158, (tie) Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and Mookie Betts, Boston, 8,224.
160, Jason Zook, Tampa, Fla., 8,196.
161, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 8,193.
162, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 8,190.
163, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 8,182.
164, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 8,170.
165, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 8,167.
166, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 8,165.
167, Adam Pogge, Austin, Texas, 8,139.
168, Michael Vitalone, Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., 8,094.
169, JT Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 8,035.
170, Adam Hayes, Australia, 7,967.
171, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 7,937.
172, Jun Hyung Seo, South Korea, 7,884.
173, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 7,768.
174, Mikhail West-Marin, Paradise, Calif., 7,743.
175, Justin Wyman, Fairport, N.Y., 7,740.
176, (tie) Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., and Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 7,711.
178, Miguel Rosales, Anaheim, Calif., 7,654.
179, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, N.Y., 7,491.
180, Josh Montgomery, Flower Mound, Texas, 7,474.
181, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 7,435.
182, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 7,384.
183, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 7,354.
184, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 7,299.
185, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 7,243.
186, Joseph Purdom, Lemoyne, Pa., 7,160.
187, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 6,927.
188, Jeff Bragg, Linesville, Pa., 6,875.
189, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 7,159.
190, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7,154.
191, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 7,006.
192, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 6,742.
193, Andrew McLinden, Gardnerville, Nev., 5,869.
194, Shaun Cornett, Carmichael, Calif., 3,977.

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