PBA SW Region Grand Casino Hotel Points

by bturner May 14, 2018 16:02

Updated: 5/14/18

Grand Hotel Casino Resort Points

Grand Hotel Casino Resort Points will be awarded for all PBA Southwest Region open events from July 15, 2017 to July 14, 2018.

Invitational Field Makeup

The top 28 players from the Grand Hotel Casino Resort Point List that have bowled a minimum of three open Southwest region events will be invited. The top two players from the Grand Hotel Casino Resort Point List that bowled one-half the Southwest Region open events, but fell below the top 28 point leaders, will be invited. Two invitees that have bowled a minimum of three open Southwest Region events will be chosen by the Grand Hotel Casino Resort to complete the field of 32 players.

1. Anthony Lavery-Spahr 130159
2. Mike Bailey 126810
3. Francois Lavoie 117168
4. Sean Lavery-Spahr 92335
5. Shawn Maldonado 82543
6. Nathan Bohr 77841.5
7. Devin Bidwell 64405
8. Joe Findling 59612.5
9. Trey Ford 59244
10. Brad Miller 58885
11. Anthony Coats 56506
12. David 'Boog' Krol 54404
13. Beau Peterson 50550
14. David Scardaville 50473
15. Dylan Burns 49277
16. Ricky  Schissler 47086
17. Paul Brewbaker 46649
18. Austin Boulds 46068
19. Ronald Johnson, 43495
20. Michael Steele 43465
21. Mason Edmondson 43431
22. Roger Petrin 42735
23. Kurt  Gengelbach 41907
24. Dino Castillo 37252
25. Jeff Hatt 36338.5
26. Adam Pogge 35066
27. Chris Hibbitts 32161.5
28. James Mayer 31564
29. Wes Malott 30303
30. Andy Patterson 28750
31. Jason Duran 28635
32. Brett Cooper 27842.5
33. ss-Mike Dias 27708
34. Mark Morgan 25480
35. Mark  Scroggins 25392
36. Rick  Minier 25000
37. Cody Meiers 24883.5
38. Kyle Sherman 24540
39. Keith Lesko 24151
40. Marshal Morrison 23997
41. Zakary Edgerton 22363
42. Anthony Simonsen 21714
43. Robert  Lawrence 21481
44. Tyler Albracht 21341.5
45. ss-Paul McCordic 21260
46. s-Pete Thomas 20985
47. Mitch Hupe 20054
48. Scott McCleery 19961.5
49. Norm  Duke 19249
50. Michael Smith 19008
51. Kenneth  Harlan 18465
52. Martin Bedford 18408
53. s-Randy Turner 17103
54. Tyson Branagan 16976
55. Kris Koeltzow 16959
56. Pat Roth 16756
57. Scott  Greiner 16435
58. DJ Archer 16362
59. Lee White 16010
60. Kamron Doyle 15850.5
61. Raif Terry 15827
62. Chris  Barnes 15538
63. Robert Pohlman 15211
64. n-Harley Deckert 14916.5
65. Christopher Hull 14621
66. Juan Garza 14343
67. Jeremy Fowler 13540
68. Jay Nephew 13097
69. n-JIM Dougherty 12797
70. Paul Henderson 12790
71. James Cantere 12763
72. EJ Tackett 12212
73. Alex Cavagnaro 12212
74. Adam Tacker 12128
75. n-Rameses Chambers 11452
76. n-Lonnie Waliczek 11054
77. ss-Mark Williams 10909
78. John Caldwell 10737
79. Jared Wolf 10636
80. Keven Williams 10425
81. Matthew Tomsu 10397
82. Brian Burkett 10397
83. Mark Myers 10397
84. Michael Austin 9854
85. David Adcox 9766.5
86. Josh Montgomery 9561
87. Christopher Rogers 9428.333
88. Tom Hess 9314
89. s-Rick Lawrence 9314
90. Stephen  Keblish 8973
91. Philip Wong 8960
92. n-Thomas Patterson 8863
93. Gabriel  Yanes 8863
94. Clinton Holliday, 8671
95. David Tullos 8595
96. Bryan Pogor 8331
97. ss-Mike Benoit 8116
98. Wayne Stellick 8110
99. Clint Land 8096
100. Cody Copeland 8094
101. Johnny Wilson 7838
102. Vaughn Cruz 7376
103. Francis Russo 7311
104. Bryan Viator 7068
105. Justin Johnson 6950.5
106. Melvin Wilson 6743
107. Trevor Watkins 6670
108. w-Diana Zavjalova 6435
109. Travis Tribolet 6325
110. s-Tracy Camper 6249
111. Joey Burruel 6194
112. Timothy  Tripp 6156
113. n-Billy Rogers 6101
114. Gregory Johnson 6091
115. Jacob Cutler 6058
116. Dave Chubb 6046.5
117. Mike Edwards 6002
118. Brian Menini 6002
119. David Peterson 5873
120. Dylan Macon 5818.5
121. Casey Buller 5818.5
122. Warren Blankenship 5806
123. Adam Ortega 5806
124. Don Blankenship 5759
125. Donald Davis, 5732
126. David Wilson 5574
127. Paul Kaminski 5552
128. Kenneth Bland 5511.5
129. Charlie Whittle 5472.5
130. ss-William Panebianco 5427
131. Collin Howe 5393
132. Jorge Gutierrez 5243
133. Skylar Glanovsky 5105
134. n-Larry Harper 5052
135. Perry Kloska 4986
136. n-George Duke 4974
137. Billy Crider 4851
138. Gary Blair 4800
139. James Watson 4795
140. Grace Hall 4795
141. Shane Martin 4521
142. Lance Nikkel 4521
143. ss-Tim Collinsworth 4193
144. Connor Pickford 3930
145. Gary Faulkner 3930
146. Jay Witt 3930
147. ss-Don Blatchford 3930
148. Curt Dupre 3841
149. John Austin 3527
150. Jarek Vincent 3326
151. James Price 3326
152. ss-Michael James 3206
153. Alan Blankenship 3206
154. Pete  Weber 3206
155. Jon DeLaney 3206
156. John Gould 3149
157. Joshua Garrard 3149
158. s-Scotty Scott 3122
159. Michael Baker 3095
160. Hans Schell 3043
161. Mark London 3043
162. Dennis Scott 3043
163. s-Douglas Kirkman 2993
164. Aaron Ramsden 2944
165. s-Gregory Scheetz 2897
166. Tonio Childress 2897
167. Cory Lane 2852
168. Marvin  Williams 2808
169. Keith Desmarais 2808
170. Phillip Watson 2808
171. Dan Schmerbach 2766
172. Tracy Gainey 2725
173. ss-John Burns 2648
174. Jason Britain 2593
175. Brian Bledsoe 2476
176. Michael Savage 2414
177. Brandon Enyart 2414
178. Gregory Stauffer 2327
179. Justin Pittsinger 2260
180. n-James Montes 2247
181. Michael Creasey 2151
182. Charles Ganem, 2128
183. Jeff Steinbach 2063
184. Adam James 1983
185. ss-Thomas May 1928
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Select Wes Malott’s Next King of Bowling Opponent

by bturner June 12, 2017 09:21

You’re invited to help decide who the next player to challenge Wes Malott in the exclusive Xtra Frame pay-per-view competition PBA King of Bowling. 

KOB_XFHead over to Twitter to pick Malott’s next challenger from among a roster of recent PBA Players of the Year including Tommy Jones (2006), Chris Barnes (2008), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (2010), Sean Rash (2012) or two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber as Malott’s opponent.  

To cast your vote use:

#ChrisBarnes

#TommyJones

#SeanRash

#Pete Weber

#WalterRayWilliamsJr.

The pay-per-view match will begin with a pre-game show at 7:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 26, with the match starting at 8 p.m. Fans can sign up to watch the match for $2.99 on xtraframe.tv. All money generated from PPV fees will be awarded as prize money to the winning bowler.

Voting will close at 3 a.m. EDT (midnight PDT) on Friday, June 16).

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Chris Paul Hosts Live State Farm Neighborhood Sessions Concert

by bturner February 17, 2017 16:27
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EJ Tackett Earns Second Consecutive Top Qualifier Berth for PBA World Championship Finals

by bturner December 5, 2016 21:46

For the second year in a row, EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., captured the top qualifying position for the stepladder finals of the PBA World Championship after the conclusion of match play Monday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Tackett, who finished second in last year’s World Championship after losing to winner Gary Faulkner Jr. 215-202 in the title match, compiled a 12-12 match play record and 62-game 14,747 overall pinfall total, including bonus pins, to lead No. 2 qualifier 2013 World Championship winner Dom Barrett of England who finished with a 14,616 pinfall and 17-7 match play record.

Tackett, Barrett, Jason Belmonte of Australia, 2009 World Championship winner Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas will return for the live World Championship ESPN stepladder finals Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). The World Championship is the fifth and final major championship of the PBA’s 2016 season.

Tackett, who won the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open, PBA Bear Open and PBA Team Challenge earlier this season, could only manage a 3-5 record in Monday’s final match play round with games of 257, 247, 245, 237, 255, 235, 217 and 236 but it was enough to hold on to the tournament lead. Overall for the tournament, which was conducted on five different PBA lane conditions – Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion, Shark and World Championship – Tackett averaged 232.05.

“My match play record didn’t show it but I bowled really well,” said Tackett, who was the 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year, “Bowling this format isn’t necessarily the toughest as far as scoring but it’s definitely the toughest physically as far as I’m concerned. I can’t say I knew I could get to this point again, but this year I really came in with more confidence. You just never know until you get here.”

As top qualifier for the stepladder finals Tackett will have to bowl only one game for the title.

“With a finals field of players made up of proven winners it won’t be easy,” Tackett added. “After the year I’ve had so far I’m hoping the boost of confidence will help me get it done this time. All I can do is give it my best.”

Barrett, also a four-time Tour winner, will be trying for his first win of the season and his first Tour title since winning the Qatar Open in 2014.

Belmonte, a 12-time Tour winner that includes six majors, earned the No. 3 qualifying position with a 14,544 pinfall total and 13-10-1 match play record. The three-time reigning Player of the Year will be trying for his first World Championship title and first win of the season.

Smallwood, the No. 4 qualifier, finished with a 14,443 pinfall total and 16-6-2 record. He will be trying for his third Tour title with his last coming in the 2013 Scorpion Championship.

Simonsen finished with a 14,411 pinfall total and 14-10 match play record and held on to the No. 5 qualifying position with a 287-254 win in the final position round match against Mitch Beasley of Clarksville, Tenn.

Simonsen, who will be trying for his third career Tour title, made PBA Tour history in February when he won the USBC Masters to become the youngest to win a major at age 19 years and 39 days.

Tickets are still available for the World Championship finals which will be available at the door or in advance by ordering on pba.com.

The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII presented by Silver Legacy Resort & Casino returns to action Tuesday with best-of-five-single elimination match play rounds of the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game and the Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Monday

FINAL MATCH PLAY STANDINGS (after 62 games, includes match play record and pinfall with bonus pins. Top five advance to live ESPN-televised finals Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT).

1, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 12-12, 14,747.
2, Dom Barrett, England, 17-7, 14,616.
3, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 13-10-1, 14,554.
4, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 16-6-2, 14,443.
5, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 14-10-0, 14,411.
6, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 14-10, 14,356, $11,000.
7, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 10-14, 14,347, $10,100.
8, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 11-12-1, 14,307, $9,100.
9, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 12-12, 14,259, $8,600.
10, B.J. Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 13-11-0, 14,258, $8,000.
11, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 14-10, 14,213, $7,500.
12, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 14-10, 14,120, $7,000.
13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 14-10, 14,112, $6,500.
14, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 13-11, 14,109, $6,100.
15, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 8-16, 14,095, $5,700.
16, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 10-13-1, 14,059, $5,400.
17, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 12-12, 14,043, $5,300.
18, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 10-14, 14,004, $5,000.
19, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 13-11, 13,962, $4,800.
20, Sam Cooley, Australia, 8-15-1, 13,931, $4,600.
21, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 10-14, 13,900, $4,400.
22, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 8-14-2, 13,864, $4,200.
23, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 9-15, 13,756, $4,200.
24, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 8-14-2, 13,550, $4,000.

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Jason Belmonte Wins Back-to-Back Best Bowler ESPY Awards

by bturner July 13, 2016 20:49

LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2016)- Jason Belmonte of Australia earned his second consecutive and third overall Best Bowler ESPY Award Wednesday evening during the 2016 ESPY Awards ceremonies at the Microsoft Theater.

Ciminelli_Belmonte_Simonsen at 2016 ESPYsBelmonte, who won his first ESPY Award in 2011, was among winners in a variety of sports and special moment categories that were determined by fan voting. The winners were announced during ABC-TV’s live ESPY Awards telecast.

In 2015, Belmonte became the first international player to win three consecutive Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year awards. The two-handed star also became the first player to win the USBC Masters in three consecutive years and he won his second consecutive Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions title, becoming the first player to win both the Masters and TOC in back-to-back seasons.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to win the ESPY again this year,” Belmonte said. “This award means so much to me because it's voted by the people who I believe matter most in bowling, the fans. My fans are a huge motivation in my game. I want to always give them my absolute best because it's what they deserve. I’d like to thank everyone who voted, but more importantly, thanks to all the fans for loving the sport of bowling.”

Also nominated in the Best Bowler category were PBA Player of the Year contender Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Swedish two-handed star Jesper Svensson and Texan Anthony Simonsen, also a two-handed player.

Ciminelli won three titles in 2015 including the U.S. Open and finished third in the PBA World Championship. Early in 2016 he won the bowlingball.com Maine Shootout for his sixth career PBA Tour title.

Svensson won two titles in 2015 on his way to earning PBA Rookie of the Year honors and in 2016 won the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions to become the tournament’s youngest champion at age 21.

Simonsen became the youngest player ever to win a major when he won the 2016 USBC Masters at age 19. He won his first title with partner Connor Pickford in the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship.

HISTORY OF ESPY BEST BOWLER AWARD WINNERS

2016 – Jason Belmonte

2015 – Jason Belmonte

2014 -  Pete Weber

2013 – Pete Weber

2012 – Sean Rash

2011 – Jason Belmonte

2010 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2009 – Norm Duke

2008 – Norm Duke

2007 – Norm Duke

2006 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2005 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2004 – Pete Weber

2003 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2002 – Pete Weber

2001 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2000 – Parker Bohn III

1999 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

1998 – Walter Ray Williams Jr.

1997 – Bob Learn Jr.

1996 – Mike Aulby

1995 – Norm Duke

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