PBA Spare Shots: Australia’s Jason Belmonte Becomes “Super Sub” in USBC Open Championships Debut

by Bill Vint July 7, 2017 08:11

Australia’s Jason Belmonte, a three-time PBA Player of the Year and USBC’s only four-time Masters champion, joined a significant group of PBA Tour champions who got an opportunity to bowl in the USBC Open Championships this year at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, thanks to a change in USBC Open eligibility rules.

Having never bowled in the USBC Open Championships, and really having limited knowledge about how the event works, “Belmo” got an unusual, but very warm, introduction to the event on Wednesday.

According to USBC personnel, it happened like this:

Belmonte, who hadn’t made plans to bowl in the tournament, was still in the U.S. after bowling in the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open, so he made a stop in Las Vegas and decided to put his name on the “sub board,” offering to fill in if a team needed a last-minute bowler. That turned into a very good situation for Rich Belcher, captain of “Round the Corner 1” from Naples, Fla., who happened to be searching the board while Belmonte was filling out his “sub slip.” So Belcher immediately asked Belmo if he’d like to bowl with his group (which included “Round the Corner 2” companion team members Peter Falzo, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Day, Thomas Baker and Victor Serrano). Belcher quickly called his team members to see if it was okay with them…and Belmo had his team.

In his USBC Open Championships debut, Belmonte contributed games of 170, 225 and 257 (a 652 series) to “Round the Corner 1” (Belcher, Jacob Flicker, Richard Rathjen and Jeffrey Hogan). Belmonte concluded his USBC Open experience with a 716 series in doubles (with Belcher as his partner) and 705 in singles for a 2,073 all-events total, ranking 16th in the Regular Division standings.

USBC Public Relations Manager Matt Cannizzaro also noted, “Funny thing: we take the event for granted, but he's never seen it. I realized that when he asked where to put his equipment after (ball weigh-in at) the scales. We told him about the march out. He said he thought that only was for opening ceremonies.

“As (USBC media representative) Aaron Smith noted, ‘Every day is opening day’ at the USBC Open Championships.”

JULY OFFERS BUSY AND VARIED XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE

Who says bowling slows down during the summer months. According to the PBA’s Xtra Frame schedule, summer – and July in particular – is filled with a variety of bowling events for fans of all kinds.

July’s schedule gets underway with live coverage of many of the nation’s premier youth bowlers competing in the Teen Masters finals at AMF Hanover Lanes in Richmond, Va., today. The world’s top women bowlers will compete in the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open from Seminole, Fla., today and Saturday, and PBA and amateur bowlers will be featured on Xtra Frame in the Proprietors Cup from Beavercreek, Ohio, Saturday and Sunday.

Action continues in July with the Nationwide PWBA Rochester (N.Y.) Open, July 14-15; the return of the PBA50 Tour as it begins the final leg of its 2017 season in the South Shore Open from Hammond, Ind., July 25-27; the XF Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles from Copperfield Bowl in Houston, Texas, July 28-30, which will award PBA and PWBA Tour titles; and the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic from Anderson, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1.

For broadcast time and other details, check under the “schedules” tab on pba.com. Xtra Frame subscription packages are available for three days, 30 days and a full year. To sign up, visit xtraframe.tv for details.

PBA fans also can follow real-time results for PBA50, PBA Xtra Frame Tour and all PBA Regional events by visiting the “live scoring” feature on pba.com. PWBA live scoring is available on pwba.com.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: CHRIS WARREN TIES PETE WEBER’S REGIONAL TITLES RECORD

Warren.Chris 2017A week after winning his fourth PBA50 Regional title in Reno, Chris Warren (left) of Grants Pass, Ore., returned to standard PBA Regional competition in Modesto, Calif., defeating PJ Haggerty of Roseville, Calif., 268-235, to win his 47th title the Vanessa Brown Homes West Open presented by Columbia 300 at Yosemite Lanes to tie PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber’s record for standard PBA Regional titles.

Including his four PBA50 Regional wins, Warren now has a composite total of 51 PBA regional titles, one shy of the overall record shared by Weber and fellow PBA Midwest Region veteran Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis.

Warren also won $2,000 in Modesto, where Warren Nelson of Hemet, Calif., won the PBA50 half of the doubleheader, defeating Skip Pavone of San Jose, Calif., 255-232, for his first PBA50 regional title and a $1,500 first prize.

Chris Warren advanced to the title match in the standard event by defeating amateur Wesley Low Jr. of Palmdale, Calif., 248-180, in the semifinal round while Haggerty advanced by defeating Will Garber of Modesto, Calif., 234-185. In the PBA50 semifinal round, Nelson eliminated Rick Meneley of Santa Maria, Calif., 200-192, and Pavone defeated Joe Petrovich of Tracy, Calif., 239-207, in their respective semifinal matches.

Darren Tang of San Francisco and Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, teamed up to win the PBA FireLake Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Southwest Doubles at FireLake Bowling Center Sunday.

Tang’s win was his third in PBA Regional competition, and all three have come in doubles events. Via’s win was his first as a PBA member. Each collected $2,500 in the companion event following the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

Tang and Via defeated the international team of England’s Stuart Williams and Canadian Francois Lavoie, 514-469, to claim the title.

● On the July 7-9 weekend schedule is the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Columbia 300 at 30 Strikes Bowling Pub & Pizza in Stratford, N.J.

● July 14-16 weekend activity for PBA Regional players includes the Albany Strikers South Open at in Albany, Ga., and the St. Charles Lanes Midwest Open presented by Storm in St. Charles, Mo. The PBA Central Region will conduct a mid-week event, the PBA50 Fairborn Central Classic at Bowl 10 Fairborn in Fairborn, Ohio, July 18-20.

● On the busy July 21-22 PBA Regional calendar are the PBA50 Parkway Lanes Open and the PWBA/PBA Parkway Lanes Open in Elmwood Park, N.J.; the Angola Central/Midwest Open at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind.; the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open presented by Roto Grip in Arlington Heights, Ill.; the Spring Hill South Open at Spring Hill Lanes in Spring Hill, Fla.; the Fort Sill Southwest Open at Twins Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla., and the Secoma Lanes Northwest/West Open, PBA50 Northwest/West Open and PWBA/PBA Open, all presented by Storm, in Federal Way, Wash.

● Also in July are the PBA Japan Region’s first events of 2017, the PBA Chameleon Open on July 23 followed by the Women’s Chameleon Championship on July 30, both at Shinsayama Grand Bowl in Sayama.

● 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.

QUICK NOTES:

● Douglas Lee of Irwin, Pa., wins a new high-performance MOTIV ball; Joan Talamantez of Santa Rosa, Calif., wins a new Brunswick ball, and Richard Howard of Lady Lake, Fla., will receive a new high-performance ball from DV8 as June sweepstakes prizes for subscribing to Xtra Frame. The monthly sweepstakes is sponsored by the respective PBA Product Registered partners. Monthly winners are selected from among new Xtra Frame subscribers, who are automatically entered when they enroll as a monthly or Xtra Frame Season Ticket (full year) subscriber.

● Roger Connolly is the June winner of a $200 HotelPlanner.com certificate, redeemable for future lodging expenses, compliments of PBA’s official travel partner. The monthly sweepstakes is open to anyone who books a hotel through the HotelPlanner.com link on pba.com. Those who book through HotelPlanner.com are automatically entered.

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Kent Outlasts Barnes in Championship Match To Win Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open

by Jerry Schneider July 2, 2017 13:38

In a title match that featured five lead changes, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., outlasted 18-time PBA Tour winner Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, to win the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Sunday for his second title of the season and fourth of his career.

With both players struggling to start the match, Kent fired four consecutive strikes in the ninth and 10th frames to defeat Barnes, 194-188, during the ESPN telecast contested on two specially-installed lanes in the Grand Hotel Event Center for his first win on national television.

“That was a lot harder than I wanted to work,” said the 24-year-old Kent, “but I’m grateful to be standing here as the winner. It’s a dream come true.”

With both players hampered by splits, Barnes held a 12-pin lead in the eighth frame but Kent was able to come back with strikes in the eighth, ninth and the first two in the 10th to clinch the win.

“The first half of the game I just didn’t throw the ball well,” Kent said. “I knew after the seventh frame I still had a chance but I had to buckle down and make good shots. Finally, I executed the way I should have and was fortunate to put those strikes together.”

2017.07.02_pba-oklahoma-open-finals_01873Kent, who was the top qualifier for the finals, averaging 227.4 for the tournament contested on four different PBA lane conditions, earned the opportunity to choose the lane conditions for both Saturday’s semi-final and Sunday’s championship stepladder rounds. He chose the 40-foot Bear lane condition for Saturday’s round but changed his selection to the 32-foot Wolf condition for the championship round.

“In the semi-final the right side (of the lane) got a little ugly and the guys were struggling,” Kent said. “It just didn’t develop the way I thought and felt I would have a more consistent reaction on the Wolf. I was good with my decision, I just had to execute.”

Kent had not won a match on television in six appearances which included three runner-up finishes that came in the 2016 U.S. Open, 2015 Wolf Open and 2013 Scorpion Open.

“This win was important for my confidence,” Kent said. “I proved I have the versatility to compete on a variety of lane conditions and I can win in a pressure situation.”

In the opening match, Barnes, who qualified fourth for the finals, defeated six-time Tour winner Jesper Svensson of Sweden, 190-149, who earned his berth in the championship round by winning Saturday’s semi-final round.

In the second match Barnes beat four-time Tour winner and No. 3 qualifier Rhino Page of Orlando, 206-185, to advance to the semi-final match where he beat three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia, 256-218.

After a slow start in the tournament, finishing 28th after the first round and 12th after the third round earlier in the week, Belmonte surged to the no. 2 qualifying spot for the finals by averaging 256 in the fourth round on the 44-foot Oklahoma lane condition.

The next stop for the PBA Tour will be the Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles July 27-30 in Houston.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

Grand Hotel Event Center, Shawnee, Okla., Sunday

Championship Round Standings

1, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., $30,000.

2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas $15,000.

3, Jason Belmonte, Australia, $12,000.

4, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., $10,000.

5, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, $9,000.

Stepladder Results

Match One – Barnes def. Svensson, 190-149.

Match Two – Barnes def. Page, 206-185.

Match Three – Barnes def. Belmonte, 256-218.

Match Four – Kent def. Barnes, 194-188.

Saturday’s Semi-final Stepladder Round Standings

5, Jesper Svensson, Sweden (advanced to fifth qualifying position for Sunday’s stepladder finals)

6, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, $8,000.

7, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., $7,000.

8, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., $6,000.

9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., $5,000.

Stepladder Results

Match One – Smallwood def. Daugherty, 232-211.

Match Two – Svensson def. Smallwood, 213-201.

Match Three – Svensson def. Tackett, 179-150.

Match Four – Svensson def. Larsen, 192-160.

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Jesper Svensson Takes Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Semi-final to Advance to Championship Round

by Jerry Schneider July 1, 2017 12:58

Six-time PBA Tour winner Jesper Svensson of Sweden won the final semi-final round match of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Saturday to earn a berth as the fifth qualifier for Sunday’s championship round at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Okla.

The 2015 PBA Rookie of the Year, who was the no. 7 qualifier for the semi-final round, defeated no. 5 qualifier two-time Tour winner Thomas Larsen of Denmark in the fourth match, 192-160, which was conducted on the 40-foot Bear lane condition pattern on two specially-installed lanes in the Grand Hotel Event Center.

With his win, Svensson advanced to Sunday’s first match against no. 4 qualifier 18-time Tour winner Chris Barnes which will be telecast live on ESPN at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET).

Also competing in Sunday’s championship round will be four-time Tour winner Rhino Page, three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte and tournament leader three-time winner and 2014 Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent.

As tournament leader, Kent earned the opportunity to select the lane conditions for both rounds but changed his selection from the Bear condition used Saturday to the 32-foot Wolf lane condition for Sunday’s championship round.

“Because this was a difficult lane condition, I played it safe and just concentrated on getting to the pocket,” Svensson said. “No matter what the lane condition is my mindset is just bowl better than my opponent and don’t worry about the scores.”

Saturday’s stepladder match featured players who qualified fifth through ninth with the winner earning the fifth spot in Sunday’s championship round.

In the first match no. 8 qualifier two-time Tour winner Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich. beat two-time Tour winner no. 9 qualifier Tom Daugherty 232-211 in the opening match.

Svensson defeated Smallwood 213-201 in the second match to advance to the semi-final match where he beat reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 179-150.

To get to this stage the top nine had to compete in four eight-game qualifying rounds on four different PBA lane conditions – 32-foot Wolf, 40-foot Bear, 52-foot Badger and 44-foot Oklahoma Open – at the FireLake Bowling Center.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

Grand Hotel Event Center, Shawnee, Okla., Saturday

Semi-final Stepladder Round Standings

5, Jesper Svensson, Sweden (winner advances to fifth qualifying position for Sunday’s stepladder finals)

6, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, $8,000.

7, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., $7,000.

8, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., $6,000.

9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., $5,000.

Stepladder Results

Match One – Smallwood def. Daugherty, 232-211.

Match Two – Svensson def. Smallwood, 213-201.

Match Three – Svensson def. Tackett, 179-150.

Match Four – Svensson def. Larsen, 192-160.

Sunday’s Stepladder Finals Pairings

Match Five – Jesper Svensson vs. Chris Barnes

Match Six – Match Five winner vs. Rhino Page

Semi-final Match – Match Six winner vs. Jason Belmonte

Championship – Semi-final Match winner vs. Marshall Kent

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Marshall Kent Leads Nine Players Set for Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Finals

by Jerry Schneider June 30, 2017 12:25

Three-time PBA Tour titlist Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., averaged 227 over four rounds on different lane conditions to lead a field of nine players who advanced to this weekend’s stepladder finals of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

ESPN’s live coverage begins Saturday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) from the Grand Hotel Event Center when qualifiers five through nine will compete on two specially-installed lanes with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position who will join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast which also gets underway at noon local time.

Kent compiled a 7,278 32-game pinfall total bowled on PBA’s 32-foot Wolf, 40-foot Bear, 52-foot Badger and 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition patterns over the four days of qualifying at the FireLake Bowling Center. He bowled games of 237, 274, 266, 257, 236, 220, 235 and 207 in Friday’s final round on the Oklahoma condition.

IMG_2060Despite starting the tournament with games of 160 and 170 in the first round on the Wolf condition Tuesday, Kent relied on his ability to adjust to quickly rebound.

“I was a little frustrated but I reminded myself it’s a marathon, not a sprint,” he said. “In a tournament like this you have to look at the big picture. I was a little frustrated but I knew I had 30 games to go.

“I think overall my versatility showed in this tournament,” the 24-year-old Kent continued. “I didn’t have a good start but it didn’t worry me.”

As top qualifier, Kent earned the right to select the lane condition pattern for both stepladder telecasts this weekend and has selected the Bear pattern. He does have the option to change the pattern selection after Saturday’s telecast for Sunday’s competition.

“I feel that the Bear pattern is the best pattern for rewarding the player who makes the best shot,” Kent said. “My gut right now is to stick with it for both days.”

Climbing from 28th after the first round and 12th after Thursday’s third round, three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia averaged 256 in the final round to rocket to the no. 2 qualifying position and finish with a 7,208 pinfall. The two-hander will be trying for this third win of the season after winning the USBC Masters and Barbasol PBA Players Championship.

Joining Kent and Belmonte in Sunday’s finals will be no. 3 qualifier three-time Tour winner Rhino Page of Orlando who finished with a 7,191 pinfall and no. 4 qualifier 18-time Tour champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, who finished with 7,181.

IMG_2057“I knew the pattern today would be easier than what we had been bowling on,” said Belmonte, who owns 14 career PBA Tour titles. “You still have to execute because pin carry becomes something you have to deal with. I went into this round taking it shot by shot and wasn’t going to be afraid of what was going to happen down lane.”

Players who qualified fifth through ninth bowling in Saturday’s stepladder round to determine the no. 5 qualifier for Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast will be two-time tour winner Thomas Larsen of Denmark, reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., Jesper Svensson of Sweden, Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., fell short of making the top nine by 94 pins finishing 11th with a 6,941 pinfall (216.9 average) to record his highest PBA Tour finish.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Friday

Fourth Round

(after 32 games. Positions 1-4 advance to Sunday’s stepladder finals. Positions 5-9 advance to stepladder round on Saturday that will determine no. 5 qualifier for Sunday’s finals)

1, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 7,278.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7,208.
3, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 7,191.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7,181.
5, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 7,108.
6, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 7,101.
7, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 7,055.
8, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 7,042.
9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 7,035.
10, Stuart Williams, England, 6,948, $4,000.
11, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 6,941, $3,500.
12, Dom Barrett, England, 6,923, $3,000.
13, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 6,913, $2,900.
14, (tie) Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,898, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,898, $2,500.
16, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,889, $2,200.
17, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,883, $2,000.
18, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6,881, $1,900.
19, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,873, $1,800.
20, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 6,869, $1,700.
21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,848, $1,700.
22, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,835, $1,500.
23, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,814, $1,450.
24, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 6,812, $1,400.
25, Sam Cooley, Australia, 6,805, $1,350.
26, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,792, $1,300.
27, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,786, $1,250.
28, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,771, $1,200.
29, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,761, $1,150.
30, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,735, $1,100.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,732, $1,050.
32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,677, $1,025.
33, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 6,561, $1,000.

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Denmark’s Larsen Meeting Challenge of Multiple Lane Conditions To Retain Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Lead

by Jerry Schneider June 29, 2017 19:34

In a tournament that puts a premium on a player’s ability to adjust to vastly different lane conditions, third-round leader Thomas Larsen of Denmark feels he’s as prepared as he can be to meet the challenges of competing in the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

After three rounds bowled on three different PBA lane condition patterns, the two-time PBA Tour and four-time European Bowling Tour winner, leads a field of 33 players who advanced to Friday’s final round at the FireLake Bowling Center with a 5,398 24-game pinfall (224.9 average).

The players advancing to the fourth round will be put to the test on the 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition and will battle to be among the top nine who will advance to the live ESPN stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) at the Grand Casino Hotel Event Center in Shawnee.

Larsen bowled eight-game pinfall totals of 1,826 on the 32-foot Wolf pattern lane condition in the first round, 1,793 on the 40-foot Bear pattern in the second round and 1,779 on the 52-foot Badger pattern in Thursday’s third round with games of 223, 190, 246, 200, 244, 219, 219 and 238.

“It was another successful day today,” said the 27-year-old Larsen who led after the second round. “You never know what will happen when you’re bowling on a completely new lane condition but I was ready for the challenge.

“I used a lot of balls again today in the round,” he continued. “Just like in yesterday’s round I used several balls and had to make changes in my ball speed and hand position at the release – the changes were just different today.”

Larsen is trying for his first PBA Tour title on U.S. soil. His Tour titles came in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Open and 2014 Kuwait International Open.

Larsen holds a 45-pin lead over 18-time PBA Tour titlist Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in second with a 5,353 pinfall. Three-time PBA Tour winner Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., is third with 5,346.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., advanced to the fourth round with a 10th-place 5,199 pinfall total. He bowled games of 234, 218, 235, 163, 213, 183, 236 and 206 in the third round.

“I’m a little surprised how well I’m doing because when I practiced on these conditions at home I didn’t do that well,” said the high school sophomore who uses the unique two-handed delivery. “Generally, I feel comfortable making the adjustments I need to make – I’m just trying to learn as much as I can.

“If I have a bad game or get a split, I just have to remember that there are more opportunities and more bowling to go.”

Ford has been a PBA member since age 13 and has three top-10 finishes in PBA regional competition with a best of sixth.

Saturday’s stepladder round will feature players who qualified fifth through ninth with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position to join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder final.

Friday’s final qualifying round will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning at 9:30 EDT (8:30 CT). For subscription and schedule information click on www.xtraframe.tv.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Thursday

Third Round (after 24 games. Top 33 players advance to Friday’s fourth round)

1, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,398.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,353.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 5,346.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 5,277.
5, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 5,274.
6, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 5,266.
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 5,243.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5,213.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,203.
10, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 5,199.
11, Sam Cooley, Australia, 5,187.
12, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,158.
13, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,157.
14, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 5,150.
15, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 5,139.
16, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 5,127.
16, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 5,127.
18, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 5,116.
19, Dom Barrett, England, 5,088.
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 5,087.
21, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,085.
22, Stuart Williams, England, 5,083.
23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,081.
24, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 5,071.
25, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 5,064.
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,061.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 5,057.
28, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,045.
29, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 5,030.
30, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5,019.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,014.
32, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,999.
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,998.

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34, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,993.
35, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 4,991.
36, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4,979.
37, Dylan Burns, Lawrence, Kan., 4,975.
38, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 4,965.
39, Richie Teece, England, 4,963.
40, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 4,951.
41, (tie) DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 4,947.
43, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4,944.
44, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4,943.
45, (tie) Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 4,932.
47, J.R. Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 4,927.
48, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 4,923.
49, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4,917.
50, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 4,916.
51, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 4,904.
52, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 4,901.
53, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4,879.
54, Graham Fach, Canada, 4,876.
55, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 4,875.
56, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,873.
57, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 4,870.
58, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4,868.
59, Francois Louw, South Africa, 4,867.
60, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 4,860.
61, (tie) Patrick Allen, Elmwood Park, N.J., Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, and James Cantere, Oklahoma City, 4,858.
64, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,851.
65, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,844.
66, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 4,841.
67, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 4,812.
68, Brian LeClair, Athens, NY, 4,792.
69, Osama Hassan, Bahrain, 4,789.
70, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 4,783.
71, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 4,780.
72, Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 4,761.
73, Dylan Macon, Lubbock, Texas, 4,737.
74, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 4,735.
75, Paul Brewbaker, Midwest City, Okla., 4,732.
76, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 4,708.
77, Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., 4,660.
78, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 4,655.
79, (tie) Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., and Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 4,654.
81, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 4,575.
82, Kenneth Bland Jr., Jacksonville, Texas, 4,549.
83, Omar Rashid, Bahrain, 4,522.
84, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 4,376.
85, Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 4,358.
86, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 4,304.
87, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,296.
88, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 4,058.
89, Jose Rosero, Ecuador, 4,009.
90, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 3,885.

300 games (1) – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

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