Ohio’s Chris Via Takes First Round Lead In Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic; Tackett Takes Storm Cup

by Jerry Schneider August 26, 2017 22:14

In a tournament that is putting a player’s ability to navigate demanding lane conditions to the test, Team USA member and one-time PBA regional winner Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, seemed to have found the key to success averaging 221 to lead the first round of the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic, the final event of the 2017 PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup series.

Reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., who has led the Storm Cup points race for most of the season, qualified 17th with 1,611 which was good enough to secure the Storm Cup title and the $20,000 in bonus money that goes with the crown.

Dom Barrett, Marshall Kent and Dick Allen, who were second through fourth in the Storm Cup standings, were still in contention heading into the tournament, but all three failed to advance to Sunday’s cashers’ round handing the crown to Tackett.

Tackett, who is trying for his fourth PBA Tour win of the season, is hoping to win the Kenn-Feld Group Classic for his first win in the seven-tournament Storm Cup series.

Competing on the Tournament of Champions lane condition at Pla-Mor Lanes, Via bowled games of 221, 244, 277, 233, 223, 188, 177 and 208 for a 1,771 eight-game pinfall total to lead 32 players from the original 96-player field into Sunday’s cashers’ round.

Via finished 67 pins ahead of Joe Bailey of Wooster, Ohio in second with 1,704, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ohio, who won last week’s Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic for his 12th career PBA Tour title, in third with 1,691.

Rash, who ranks fifth in Storm Cup points, can move as high as second in the standings if he can win the tournament.

After Sunday morning’s cashers’ round the field will be cut to the top 16 players for match play beginning at 12:30 p.m. EDT which will determine the top four players for the stepladder finals at 3:30 p.m.

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PBA XTRA FRAME KENN-FELD GROUP CLASSIC

Pla-Mor Lanes, Coldwater, Ohio, Saturday

First Round (After eight games. Top 32 advance to Sunday’s cashers’ qualifying round)

1, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 1,771.
2, Joe Bailey, Wooster, Ohio, 1,704.
3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,691.
4, (tie) Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, and Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,655.
6, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 1,640.
7, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 1,633.
8, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,629.
9, Matthew Staninger, Highland, Ind., 1,627.
10, (tie) Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,626.
12, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,625.
13, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,621.
14, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,618.
15, (tie) Mason Brantley, Detroit, and Anthony Kennard, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 1,614.
17, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,611.
18, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 1,608.
19, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 1,604.
20, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,602.
21, (tie) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., and Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,582.
23, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 1,580.
24, Michael Clark Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, 1,571.
25, CJ Kirchner, Herrin, Ill., 1,559.
26, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,553.
27, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,552.
28, (tie) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., and James Hennessey, Adrian, Mich, 1,549.
30, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz, 1,546.
31, Frank Snodgrass, Center Line, Mich., 1,535.
32, (tie) J.R. Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., and Aaron Lorincz, Center Line, Mich., 1,533.
34, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,524.
35, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,523.
36, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,522.
37, (tie) Michael Schlabach, Goshen, Ind., Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., and Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 1,514.
40, Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1,510.
41, Chris Hartung, Goshen, Ind., 1,509.
42, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,502.
43, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 1,501.
44, (tie) Matthew Ogle, Louisville, Ky., and Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, IL, 1,494.
46, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,493.
47, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 1,490.
48, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,489.
49, (tie) Zachery Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,488.
51, Matt Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., 1,482.
52, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 1,480.
53, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,477.
54, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,474.
55, Kelly Jordon, Marion, Ohio, 1,465.
56, (tie) Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., and Kyle Mayberry, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 1,464.
58, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,460.
59, (tie) Chandler Stevens, Archbold, Ohio; Ryan Patterson, Washington, W.Va.; David Haynes, Las Vegas; Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, and Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,456.
64, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,454.
65, Dom Barrett, England, 1,451.
66, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 1,448.
67, (tie) Jason Lundquist, Columbus, Ohio, and Michael Jachcinski, Macomb, Mich., 1,446.
69, Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,443.
70, Noel Vega, Noblesville, Ind., 1,438.
71, (tie) Ronnie Sparks JR, Redford, Mich., and BJ Satkowski, Jackson, Mich., 1,437.
73, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,436.
74, Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 1,414.
75, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,397.
76, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,384.
77, Tyler Wilds, Three Rivers, Mich., 1,382.
78, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,374.
79, Tommy Parker III, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1,371.
80, D.J. Rose, Ypsilanti, Mich., 1,363.
81, Matthew Burgin, Decatur, Ind., 1,361.
82, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,358.
83, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 1,353.
84, Brandon Keirns, Marion, Ohio, 1,348.
85, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,333.
86, Gary Zwiezinski, Elyria, Ohio, 1,316.
87, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 1,292.
88, Bill Burke, Angola, Ind., 1,283.
89, Chris Mays, Muncie, Ind, 1,272.
90, Wendell Barger, Dry Ridge, Ky., 1,267.
91, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,260.
92, Anthony Smith, Defiance, Ohio, 1,255.
93, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,250.
94, Derek Engeln, Miamisburg, Ohio, 1,217.
95, Steve Tobolt, Chicago, Ill., 1,197.
96, Aaron Pond, Fort Edward, N.Y., 1,175.

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PBA Spare Shots: PBA Players Help Boston’s Mookie Betts Raise $150,000 for New England Kids’ Charities

by Bill Vint August 24, 2017 09:32

Tommy Jones, Bill O’Neill, Dom Barrett, Tom Daugherty, Chris Via and Malaysia’s Zulmazran (ZZ) Zulkifli were participants in the inaugural Mookie Betts Big League Bowl held on August 17 at Jillian’s Lucky Strike Lanes in Boston, helping the Boston Red Sox star and noted bowling enthusiast raise more than $150,000 to benefit Pitching In For Kids and One Mission, a pair of charities aimed at improving the lives of children in New England and helping affected kids deal with their battles with cancer.

Betts, an accomplished bowler, competed in the 2015 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII in Reno and in the 2017 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational in Los Angeles.

The inaugural fundraiser, held in an upscale bowling facility in the shadow of historic Fenway Park, also included a group of Betts’ Red Sox teammates.

EJ TACKETT CLOSES IN ON XTRA FRAME STORM CUP POINTS BONUS

Even though he hasn’t won a PBA Xtra Frame Tour title in 2017, EJ Tackett’s four top-five finishes in last five events (and a 10th-place finish in the other event) have brought him to the brink of winning the $20,000 bonus as the 2017 PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup points champion.

Heading into this weekend’s PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Tackett has accumulated 83 points thus far. There are only three players who have mathematical chances to catch him: England’s Dom Barrett with 74 points, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., with 69 and Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., with 68.

Fifth-place is also up for grabs, with XF Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., currently holding that spot with 54 points. Behind Rash are Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla. (49), Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz. (47), Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. (45) and four other players in the upper 30s.

In the Xtra Frame Storm Cup series, 25 points are awarded to each tournament winner, 19 to second place, 18 to third, etc. through 20th place. Even one point is valuable because there is significant bonus prize money at stake. In addition to the $20,000 bonus to the points winner, the other top-five finishers will earn $10,000, $8,000, $7,000 and $5,000 respectively.

The points leaders heading into this weekend includes the following:
1, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 83.
2, Dom Barrett, England, 74.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 69.
4, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 68.
5, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 54.
6, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 49.
7, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 47.
8, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 45.
9, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 39.
10 (tie), AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 37.
12, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 36.
13, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 32.
14, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 28.
15 (tie), Francois Lavoie, Canada, and Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 27.
17, Cristian Azcona, Lake Wales, Fla., 26.
18, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 25.

Also as a final reminder, PBA fans are still eligible for Xtra Frame’s special $2.99 three-day subscription rate for the Coldwater, Ohio Xtra Frame Tour season-finale.

In addition, fans can follow real-time results for PBA50, PBA Xtra Frame Tour and all PBA Regional events by downloading the new PBA app on Apple devices or by visiting the “live scoring” feature on pba.com.

PBA STARS COMPETING IN WORLD BOWLING TOUR MALMO

In addition to the Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic in Coldwater, Ohio, another group of PBA stars are competing abroad in the PBA International-World Bowling Tour Malmo (also known as the Lucky Larsen Masters) at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. First prize will be roughly $19,850 plus a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member.

Among the PBA Tour regulars competing include champions Martin Larsen, Thomas Larsen, Stuart Williams, Osku Palermaa, Jesper Svensson, Francois Lavoie, Anthony Simonsen and Cameron Weier.

From an original field of approximately 465 players who began competition on Aug. 13, a field of 44 players will enter the final day of competition on Sunday which will culminate with the top four advancing to the stepladder finals. PBA fans can monitor the results online (http://luckylarsenmasters.com/results/) or watch the Swedish live stream (https://bowlingtv.solidtango.com/vip) for 49kr (Swedish krona), which converts to roughly US$6. Live streaming coverage Saturday and Sunday can be seen at no cost using the link on www.worldbowling.org.

PBA50 STARS SHINE IN WORLD BOWLING SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

PBA50 stars Parker Bohn III, Ron Mohr, Bob Learn Jr. and Lennie Boresch Jr. dominated the World Bowling Senior Championships held last week at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, winning gold medals in every event. The U.S. women’s team added gold in every event except doubles.

In men’s singles, Mohr won gold with Boresch and Bohn adding bronze medals. Bohn and Learn won gold in doubles, defeating silver-medalists Boresch and Mohr. Mohr won all-events, and Bohn won the Masters title. The U.S. stars also won the four-man team title.

In the women’s competition, Lynda Barnes (wife of PBA star Chris Barnes) won singles, Masters and team gold medals, a silver in all-events and a bronze medal with Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in doubles. Leanne Hulsenberg won all-events, silver in singles and bronze in Masters. Dorin-Ballard, the wife of PBA Hall of Famer Del Ballard Jr. and manager of the PBA League’s New York City WTT KingPins, also won a bronze medal in the Masters event.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: DEAN RICHARDS WINS TRADITIONAL HUSTED FAMILY EVENT

Dean Richards of Tacoma, Wash., posted a 7-5 match play record and a 20-game total of 4,876 pins Sunday to win his fourth PBA Regional title in the 38th annual PBA Dave Husted Northwest Open presented by 900 Global at Husted’s Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore.

Richards, who earned $2,000, defeated Cameron Weier of Tacoma, Wash., by 99 pins for the win. Weier had an 8-4 match play record and 4,776 pins for his 20 games, including match play bonus pins.

The tournament, hosted by the Husted family at Milwaukie Bowl, is the longest running regional in the PBA.

Former PBA member Clint Land of Houston out-dueled the non-champion field to win the PBA’s Bowling Dynamix Houston Emerald Bowl Challenge Sunday in his hometown after Anggie Ramirez of Colombia, now living in Austin, Texas topped the PBA-PWBA Houston Emerald Bowl Southwest Women’s Open field on Saturday.

Land, who finished the 21-game tournament with a 6-2 match play record and 4,620 total pins, started the modified eight-game round-robin finals with a 20-pin lead. With four games to go, only 85 pins separated the top 10 places. Land jumped to the top of the leaderboard by winning his last three matches with scores of 258, 213 and 241 to claim the $2,000 first place check. Anthony Coats from Pflugerville, Texas, finished second with 4,472 total pins.

On Saturday, Ramirez, started the eight-game women’s event with a 247 game and never looked back as she coasted to the win with 1,709 total pins, topping amateur Ashley Lawley of Friendswood, Texas, by 144 pins. Ramirez earned $1,000 while Lawley collected $360.

● Closing out the August schedule will be the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Super Senior Open presented by the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C., followed immediately by the PBA50 Samuel Adams South Open presented by the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.

● The Labor Day weekend calendar of PBA Regional action includes the PBA50 Strike Zone Open presented by Track in Pottsville, Pa.; the Tony Reyes Memorial Member/Non-Member Doubles at Fourth Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif.; the Illinois Valley Midwest Open at IV Super Bowl in Peru, Ill., and the DHC Japan PBA Doubles Open, Japan Cheetah Masters and Japan Cheetah Queens at Nagoya Grand Bowl in Nagoya, Japan.

● 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 new PBA app).

QUICK NOTES

● The PBA has been informed that long-time member Greg Rottengen of Washington, N.J., a veteran of nearly 250 PBA national and regional tournaments, died Tuesday at the age of 74. No additional information was immediately available.

Shawn Maldonado and Dolores Rodriguez are the parents of a baby girl, Mia Bella Maldonado, born on August 14.

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EJ Tackett Leads Field into PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic and Storm Cup Series Finale

by Bill Vint August 23, 2017 09:05

COLDWATER, Ohio – Coldwater, Ohio, a community of 4,400 residents, will be the focal point of the bowling world this weekend when 16-lane Pla-Mor Lanes hosts the 10th annual Kenn-Feld Group Classic, one of the Professional Bowlers Association’s most anticipated events of 2017.

Many of the world’s premier players are headed to western Ohio for the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup season finale, where points leader EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., will try to hold off Dom Barrett of England; Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., and Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., in the battle for $20,000 in Storm Cup bonus prize money in the final event on the 2017 PBA Xtra Frame Tour schedule.

The entire tournament will be covered live, exclusively by PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. Xtra Frame is a subscription-based video-streaming service, available on a three-day plan for special price of $2.99 (good for this weekend only), 30-day plan for $7.99 and full year XF Season Ticket plan for equivalent of about $1.25 a week. Visit xtraframe.tv for details.

Tackett, PBA’s reigning player of the year and the Tour’s only three-time PBA Tour title-winner in 2017, holds a modest nine-point lead in the Storm Cup points race over England’s Barrett, while Kent and Allen both remain mathematically in contention. In addition to the Storm Cup points race, bowling fans across America and around the world also will be watching Coldwater and Pla-Mor Lanes Saturday and Sunday to see who in a world-class field of players will emerge as the PBA’s Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic champion, winning $10,000 and a PBA Tour title.

Among the players entered in Coldwater is defending champion Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., and PBA Hall of Famers Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla. Other PBA Tour champions in the sold-out field include Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y.; Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz.; Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla.; Graham Fach of Canada; Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa; Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio; Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio; Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla.; Jake Peters of Henderson, Nev.; Kurt Pilon of Warren, Mich.; Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind.; Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich.; Jason Sterner of Rockledge, Fla., and Dave Wodka of Beavercreek, Ohio.

Mix the established champions into a field of talented young players who are out to make a name for themselves in PBA competition, and you have the makings for an exciting conclusion to PBA’s Xtra Frame Tour season.

The Kenn-Feld Group Classic gets underway on Friday, Aug. 25, with a practice session for tournament players at 2 p.m., followed by pro-am squads at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. when Coldwater area grassroots league bowlers – men, women, kids, seniors – can bowl with PBA stars for their own prizes. For pro-am information, call Pla-Mor Lanes at 419-678-3113.

Competition begins with three eight-game qualifying squads on Saturday at 8 a.m., 1:30 and 7 p.m. The top one-third of the field after eight games will advance to a four-game cashers round Sunday at 10 a.m., after which the top 16 will bowl an additional three games at 12:30 p.m. Based on 15-game pinfall totals, the top eight will bowl two more games to determine the top four stepladder finalists. The finals will take place at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

PBA XTRA FRAME KENN-FELD GROUP CLASSIC
Pla-Mor Lanes, Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 25-27 (all times Eastern)

Friday, Aug. 25
2 p.m. - Practice session
5:30 and 8:30 p.m. – Pro-am squads

Saturday, Aug. 26
8 a.m. - A Squad, 8 qualifying games
1:30 p.m. – B Squad, 8 qualifying games
7 p.m. – C Squad, 8 qualifying games
            Top 32 players after 8 games advances to Sunday’s cashers round

Sunday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. – Cashers round, 4 games (top 16 after 12 games advance to Round of 16)
12:30 p.m. – Round of 16, three games (top 8 based on 15 games advance to Round of 8)
2 p.m. – Round of 8, two games (top 4 based on 17 games advance to stepladder finals)
3:30 p.m. - Top four stepladder finals

PBA XTRA FRAME STORM CUP POINTS LEADERS
(Players with 25 or more points after six of seven events; 25 points awarded to winner, 19 to second place, 18 to third, etc. through 20th place. Bonus prize money payable at the end of the season will include $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, $8,000 for third, $7,000 for fourth and $5,000 for fifth place.)
1, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 83.
2, Dom Barrett, England, 74.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 69.
4, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 68.
5, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 54.
6, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 49.
7, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 47.
8, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 45.
9, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 39.
10 (tie), AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 37.
12, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 36.
13, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 32.
14, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 28.
15 (tie), Francois Lavoie, Canada, and Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 27.
17, Cristian Azcona, Lake Wales, Fla., 26.
18, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 25.

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Sean Rash Wins 12th Career Title in PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic

by Bill Vint August 20, 2017 17:41

WILMINGTON, Del.  – Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., used a string of seven strikes to defeat reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 257-223, to win the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic title Sunday at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center for his 12th career PBA Tour title and first of the 2017 season.

Rash, who got a break by carrying a crossover strike in the middle of his string, earned $15,000 and 25 points in the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup points race, which moved him into fifth place heading into the season’s final event next weekend. Tackett solidified his hold on first place in the Storm Cup points race with 83 points, nine ahead of England’s Dom Barrett.

“EJ’s a great champion and he’s going to be for a long time,” Rash said of his opponent, noting his “Brooklyn” strike was a mistake.

“I got a little slow on that shot and grabbed it,” he said, “but I threw some good ones when I needed them. Winning never gets old.”

In the first stepladder match, Tackett escaped with a 206-204 win over Alex Cavagnaro of Massapequa, N.Y., when Cavagnaro left a 10 pin after striking on his first shot in the 10th frame. Cavagnaro, in his PBA Tour stepladder debut at age 33, was a member of the “Dead Money” team that won the PBA Team Challenge in Las Vegas in 2015. Tackett, who left three 7 pins on pocket hits – missing one of the spares in the fifth frame – struck out in his 10th frame to put the pressure on Cavagnaro to double in his half of the final frame.

In the semifinal match, Tackett started with three strikes and jumped out to a 45-pin lead when PBA Tour rookie Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., left 3-6-7-10 split in the fifth frame followed by the 2-8-10 in the sixth, failing to convert both. Despite missing a 2 pin spare in the seventh frame and a late four-strike rally by Anderson, Tackett raced away to a 223-200 victory.

The Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic was the sixth tournament in the seven-event PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup series that will award $50,000 in bonus prizes to the five points leaders. Behind Tackett and Barrett (74 points) in the race for the top five spots are Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash. (69); Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C. (59) and Rash (54). Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla., is five points behind Rash.

The Storm Cup series concludes with the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, next Saturday and Sunday. The entire tournament will be live streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.

PBA XTRA FRAME GENE CARTER’S PRO SHOP CLASSIC
Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center, Middletown, Del., Sunday

Final Standings:
1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., $15,000.
2, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., $7,800.
3, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., $4,000.
4, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., $2,500.

Stepladder Results:
Match One – Tackett def. Cavagnaro, 206-204.
Semifinal Match – Tackett def. Anderson, 223-200.
Championship – Rash def. Tackett, 257-223.

Final Match Play Standings (after 23 games, including match play bonus pins):

1, Rash, 9-3, 5,501.
2, Anderson, 5-6-1, 5,419.
3, x-Tackett, 9-3, 5,394.
4, Cavagnaro, 9-3, 5,394.
5, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 8-4, 5,337, $2,000.
6, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 6-6, 5,307, $1,500.
7, Dom Barrett, England, 8-4, 5,295, $1,300.
8, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6-6, 5,268, $1,200.
9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 5-6-1, 5,213, $1,150.
10, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6-6, 5,196, $1,100.
11, Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 6-6, 5,141, $1,050.
12, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 4-8, 5,110, $1,040.
13, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 4-8, 5,079, $1,030.
14, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3-9, 5,040, $1,020.
15, Brent Tishuk, Belvidere, N.J., 5-7, 5,034, $1,010.
16, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 2-10, 4,884, $1,000.

x-Tackett won a one-ball roll-off to decide third position for the stepladder finals

Cashers Round Cashers (did not advance, after 11 games):

17, Patrick Allen, Elmwood Park, N.J., 2,424, $700.
18, David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 2,420, $700.
19, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,408, $700.
20, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,401, $700.
21, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,397, $700.
22, Michael Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 2,390, $700.
23, Matt Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., 2,389, $700.
24, Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., 2,381, $700.
25, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,371, $650.
26, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 2,367, $650.
27, Jason Stadtler, Lafayette, N.J., 2,364, $650.
28, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,356, $650.
29, Ryan Galli, Binghamton, N.Y., 2,348, $650.
29, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 2,348, $650.
31, n-James Johnson III, Wilmington, Del., 2,338, $650.
32, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,329, $650.
33, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 2,326, $625.
34, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 2,321, $625.
35, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,317, $625.
36, Adam Chase, North Babylon, N.Y., 2,312, $625.
37, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,311, $625.
38, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 2,307, $625.
39, Chris Blackmore, Aldie, Va., 2,304, $625.
40, Paul Brion, Mansfield, Pa., 2,299, $625.
41, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 2,287, $600.
42, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,282, $600.
43, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 2,279, $600.
44, Daniel Mitchell, Elkton, Md., 2,262, $600.
45, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,253, $600.
46, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,250, $600.
47, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 2,249, $600.
48, Brian Elder, Newark, Del., 2,243, $600.
49, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,212, $600.
50, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 2,199, $600.

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Jones, Kent Lead PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic First Round

by Jerry Schneider August 19, 2017 20:10

WILMINGTON, Del. – Eighteen-time PBA Tour winner Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., averaged 238 for seven games Saturday to lead 50 players who advanced to Sunday’s cashers’ qualifying round in the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center.

Jones bowled a 1,669 seven-game pinfall total to lead Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., who finished the round in second just one pin behind with 1,668. Starting the round with a 299, Jones recovered after a 191 in the second game with games of 204, 262, 237, 256 and 220.

Kent is currently in second in the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup points race trailing reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., by two points with one event to go after the Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic. Tackett finished eighth in the first round with 1,610.

Kent owns two PBA Tour titles this season winning the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open and the Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open. Jones, who is trying for his first win of the season, finished second in the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions in February.

Tackett, who has three Tour wins this season including the Tournament of Champions, is trying for his first Storm Cup Tour event win this year but has three top-five finishes in the last four events including a second to Kent in the Lubbock Sports Open.

The Xtra Frame Storm Cup series concludes with the Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic from Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 26-27. At the conclusion of the tournament $50,000 in Storm Cup bonus money will be awarded.

Rounding out the Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic top five are Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,655; last week’s Chesapeake Open winner Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,651, and four-time PBA Tour winner Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,633.

Allen also is in contention in the Storm Cup Points race just five pins behind Tackett. Five-time Tour winner Dom Barrett of England, who is third on the points list four points behind Tackett, finished the first round in 11th with 1,602.

After Sunday’s cashers’ round the field will be cut to the top 16 players for match play beginning at 1 p.m. EDT which will determine the top four players for the stepladder finals at 6:30 p.m.

The Xtra Frame Storm Cup series concludes with the Kenn-Feld Group Classic from Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 26-27. At the conclusion of the tournament $50,000 in in Storm Cup bonus money will be awarded.

To catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel click on www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

PBA XTRA FRAME GENE CARTER’S PRO SHOP CLASSIC

Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center, Middletown, Del., Saturday

First Round (After seven games. Top 50 advance to Sunday’s cashers’ qualifying round)

1, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,669.
2, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,668.
3, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,655.
4, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,651.
5, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,633.
6, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 1,616.
7, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 1,612.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,610.
9, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,604.
10, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,603.
11, Dom Barrett, England, 1,602.
12, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,596.
13, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 1,593.
14, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,592.
15, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,590.
16, Brent Tishuk, Belvidere, N.J., 1,569.
17, Matt Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., 1,562.
18, Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 1,559.
19, (tie) Jason Stadtler, Lafayette, N.J., Shota Kawazoe, Japan, and David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 1,554.
22, Chris Blackmore, Aldie, Va., 1,548.
23, Michael Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 1,546.
24, Daniel Mitchell, Elkton, Md., 1,543.
25, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,534.
26, Patrick Allen, Elmwood Park, N.J., 1,529.
27, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,527.
28, Brian Elder, Newark, Del., 1,508.
29, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,505.
30, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 1,504.
31, (tie) n-James Johnson III, Wilmington, Del., and Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,498.
33, Adam Chase, North Babylon, N.Y., 1,497.
34, Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., 1,496.
35, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,494.
36, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,493.
37, (tie) Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,491.
39, Paul Brion, Mansfield, Pa., 1,490.
40, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,486.
41, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,485.
42, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,484.
43, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,483.
44, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 1,481.
45, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,480.
46, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 1,478.
47, Ryan Galli, Binghamton, N.Y., 1,475.
48, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,469.
49, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,465.
50, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,464.

Did not advance
51, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,459.
52, (tie) Theodore Fedder III, Berwick, Pa, and Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,455.
54, Victor Florie Jr, Richmond, Va., 1,454.
55, Josh Schmehl, Millsboro, Del., 1,449.
56, Jim Tomek Jr., New Cumberland, Pa., 1,448.
57, Rusty Thomsen, Cateret, N.J., 1,438.
58, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,436.
59, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz, 1,434.
60, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 1,430.
61, Jack Bogan, Kensington, Md., 1,428.
62, (tie) Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., and Paul Nickle III, Rising Sun, Md., 1,427.
64, (tie) Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,426.
66, Matthew O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 1,425.
67, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,424.
68, Louis Gaudio, Morganville, N.J., 1,421.
69, Robert Mockenhaupt, Rutherford, N.J., 1,415.
70, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,412.
71, n-Tom Norris, Elkton, Md., 1,411.
72, Bradley Hoffman, Lemoyne, Pa, 1,408.
73, (tie) Craig Schneider, Marcy, N.Y., and Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,404.
75, David Asbury, Ellicott City, Md., 1,403.
76, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,398.
77, Mike McDonnell, Chesterfield, Va., 1,395.
78, (tie) Scott Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa. and Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., 1,394.
80, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 1,392.
81, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 1,391.
82, Paul Bajorski, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,390.
83, Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 1,387.
84, (tie) AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Jay Davis, Silver Spring, Md., 1,381.
86, Justin D'Amico, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,379.
87, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,377.
88, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,374.
89, Doug Scheidig, Royersford, Pa., 1,371.
90, (tie) Ethan Gray, North East, Md., and Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,370.
92, n-Jeffrey Roberts, Clermont, Fla., 1,363.
93, w-Stephanie Sheridan, Factoryville, Pa., 1,361.
94, Jeffrey Voght, Canojaharie, N.Y., 1,349.
95, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,346.
96, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,345.
97, Ervin Raines, New Cummberland, Pa., 1,342.
98, Jeremy Domingo, Sewell, N.J., 1,340.
99, (tie) Clifton Wolfe, West Grove, Pa., and Gary Haines, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,339.
101, Darryl Carreon, Woodbridge, Va., 1,335.
102, Frank Gray Jr., North East, Md., 1,334.
103, John Mertz III, Lancaster, Pa., 1,332.
104, Ronnie Horton, Christiansburg, Va., 1,331.
105, (tie) Stephen Dieter, Palmerton, Pa., and Rob Hoffman, Freehold, N.J., 1,328.
107, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,326.
108, Benjamin Thompson, New Castle, Del., 1,325.
109, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,324.
110, Brandon Hinderer, York, Pa., 1,323.
111, Scott Canfield, Mountville, Pa., 1,320.
112, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 1,319.
113, Rocco Serpico, Hazlet, N.J., 1,317.
114, Larry Ivey, Berwick, Pa., 1,312.
115, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 1,305.
116, Adam Travis, Cockeysville, Md., 1,300.
117, Jackson Getting, Portsmouth, N.H., 1,292.
118, Hector Medina, Woodbridge, Va., 1,291.
119, (tie) Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., and Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,289.
121, Stephen Haas, Enola, Pa., 1,280.
122, Stephen Pavlinko Jr., Sewell, N.J., 1,279.
123, Thad Rand, Rapidan, Va., 1,278.
124, Vincent Wright, New York, N.Y., 1,277.
125, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,276.
126, Tommy Dakouvanos, N. Middletown, N.J., 1,270.
127, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1,268.
128, Robert Perniciaro Jr., Yardley, Pa., 1,262.
129, Fran Luzzi, Geneva, N.Y., 1,253.
130, Joseph Rzemieniewski, Middletown, Del., 1,251.
131, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,249.
132, Geordin Krupski, Newtonville, N.J., 1,246.
133, n-Terry Wiley, Vienna, Va., 1,244.
134, n-Arthur Nowlin, New Castle, Del., 1,240.
135, Rob Manley Jr., Newark, Del., 1,230.
136, n-Jonathon Bush, Clermont, Fla., 1,227.
137, Mike Lattuca, Harrisburg, Pa, 1,208.
138, Collin Raineri, Gilbertsville, Pa., 1,203.
139, Christopher Clay, Woodbridge, Va., 1,197.
140, Joshua Marino, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,176.
141, Nathan Johnson, Elmira, N.Y., 1,174.
142, Nathan Lidke, Elkton, Md., 1,166.
143, Austin Boone, Blackwood, 1,155.
144, Williard Isaacs Jr, Kenton, Del., 1,149.
145, Richard Walker, Owings Mills, Md., 1,148.
146, James Scott, Manassas, Va., 1,147.
147, Mike Gossman, Allentown, Pa., 1,121.
148, Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., 1,109.
149, Joseph Steuber, Lakehurst, N.J., 1,100.
150, Brian Bradley, Fredericksburg, Va., 1,067.

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