PBA SW Region Grand Casino Hotel Points

by bturner June 12, 2018 09:23

Updated: 6/12/18

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

142609

2. Francois Lavoie

139744

3. Mike Bailey

137035

4. Sean Lavery-Spahr

106170

5. Shawn Maldonado

97355

6. Nathan Bohr

77841.5

7. Brad Miller

73028

8. Devin Bidwell

70681

9. Trey Ford

67670.5

10. Joe Findling

64366.5

11. David 'Boog' Krol

63446.5

12. Wes Malott

59847

13. Anthony Coats

58147

14. Dylan Burns

55929

15. Beau Peterson

52772

16. Roger Petrin

50831

17. David Scardaville

50473

18. Paul Brewbaker

48577

19. Chris Barnes

48305

20. Ricky Schissler

47486

21. Michael Steele

47308

22. Mason Edmondson

46441

23. Austin Boulds

46068

24. Dino Castillo

45132

25. Ronald Johnson

43495

26. Kurt Gengelbach

41907

27. Mitch Hupe

40374

28. Jeff Hatt

39063.5

29. Adam Pogge

37194

30. James Mayer

33666

31. Chris Hibbitts

32561.5

32. EJ Tackett

32104

33. Marshal Morrison

31097

34. Andrew Anderson

31003.5

35. Kyle Sherman

30092

36. Brett Cooper

29990.5

37. Andy Patterson

29150

38. Jason Duran

28495

39. ss-Mike Dias

27708

40. Rafiq Ismail

27708

41. Cody Meiers

26905.5

42. Mark Morgan

26600

43. Tyler Albracht

26165

44. Kamron Doyle

25802.5

45. Mark Scroggins

25392

46. Rick Minier

25000

47. Zakary Edgerton

24992.5

48. Keith Lesko

24151

49. Tom Daugherty

23820

50. s-Martin Bedford

23382

51. Michael Smith

23335

52. Nicholas Pate

22642

53. Robert Lawrence

21881

54. Jakob Butturff

21714

55. Anthony Simonsen

21714

56. ss-Paul McCordic

21260

57. s-Pete Thomas

20985

58. Kenneth Harlan

20511

59. Tyson Branagan

20462

60. Scott McCleery

19956.5

61. DJ Archer

19911

62. Jared Wolf

19499

63. Norm Duke

19249

64. Keven Williams

18907

65. Lee White

18173

66. AJ Johnson

18122

67. Sean Rash

17605

68. Ahmad Muad Mohd

17549

69. Harley Deckert

17244.5

70. n-Pat Roth

17156

71. s-Randy Turner

17103

72. Kris Koeltzow

16959

73. Juan Garza

16590

74. Christopher Hull

16415

75. Scott Greiner

16365

76. Raif Terry

16227

77. Robert Pohlman

15211

78. Billy Rogers

13813.5

79. Gary Faulkner

13644

80. Jeremy Fowler

13540

81. Jason Sterner

13487

82. Michael Tang

13393

83. Vaughn Cruz

13379.5

84. Jay Nephew

13097

85. Brian Burkett

13083

86. n-JIM Dougherty

12797

87. Paul Henderson

12790

88. James Cantere

12763

89. David Adcox

12380.5

90. Alex Cavagnaro

12212

91. n-Adam Tacker

12128

92. Alex Liew Liang

11718

93. Tom Hess

11574

94. n-Rameses Chambers

11452

95. n-Lonnie Waliczek

11054

96. ss-Mark Williams

10909

97. John Caldwell

10737

98. Clint Land

10588

99. Gabriel Yanes

10424

100. Ryan Ciminelli

10397

101. Matthew Tomsu

10397

102. Mark Myers

10397

103. Darren Tang

10271

104. Michael Austin

9854

105. N-Christopher Rogers

9828.33333

106. Bobby Hall

9825

107. Marshall Kent

9822

108. Cody Copeland

9722

109. Josh Montgomery

9561

110. Philip Wong

9360

111. s-Rick Lawrence

9314

112. Donald Davis,

9125

113. Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim

9053

114. Francis Russo

9026

115. Stephen Keblish

8973

116. Thomas Patterson

8863

117. Clinton Holliday,

8671

118. n-David Tullos

8595

119. Kyle Troup

8459

120. Joey Burruel

8346

121. Bryan Pogor

8331

122. Dave Chubb

8275.5

123. Johnny Wilson

8238

124. ss-Mike Benoit

8116

125. Wayne Stellick

8110

126. Justin Johnson

7750.5

127. Dylan Macon

7612.5

128. Don Blankenship

7310

129. David Wilson

7095

130. Trevor Watkins

7070

131. Bryan Viator

7068

132. Cristian Azcona

6795

133. Jorge Gutierrez

6785

134. Melvin Wilson

6743

135. CJ Kirchner

6734

136. s-Tracy Camper

6649

137. Dick Allen

6627

138. Timothy Tripp

6556

139. Adrian Ang Loong

6445

140. w-Diana Zavjalova

6435

141. Curt Dupre

6382

142. Travis Tribolet

6325

143. David Peterson

6273

144. Shane Martin

6120.5

145. Mike Edwards

6102

146. Brian Menini

6102

147. Gregory Johnson

6091

148. Jacob Cutler

6058

149. Connor Pickford

5972

150. Casey Buller

5818.5

151. Warren Blankenship

5806

152. Adam Ortega

5806

153. s-Scotty Scott

5802

154. Paul Kaminski

5552

155. Brandon Curtis

5552

156. Kenneth Bland

5511.5

157. Charlie Whittle

5472.5

158. ss-William Panebianco

5427

159. Collin Howe

5393

160. Joshua Garrard

5386

161. Syafiq Ridhwan

5308

162. Dwight Adams

5244

163. Alan Blankenship

5189

164. Zeke Bayt

5105

165. Skylar Glanovsky

5105

166. n-Larry Harper

5052

167. Perry Kloska

4986

168. n-George Duke

4974

169. Brett Spangler

4871

170. Billy Crider

4851

171. Greg Thomas

4823

172. Gary Blair

4800

173. James Watson

4795

174. Grace Hall

4795

175. Tommy Jones

4625

176. Lance Nikkel

4521

177. Ronnie Russell

4423

178. ss-Don Blatchford

4330

179. Nate Garcia

4241

180. Russ Oviatt

4241

181. ss-Tim Collinsworth

4193

182. Kristopher Prather

4157

183. Donnie Benson

3968

184. Jay Witt

3930

185. Mike Wolfe

3758

186. Jarek Vincent

3726

187. Kyle King

3635.5

188. ss-Michael James

3606

189. Pete Weber

3606

190. Jean Perez

3550

191. John Austin

3527

192. Michael Baker

3495

193. Jake Peters

3443

194. Hans Schell

3443

195. s-Douglas Kirkman

3393

196. James Price

3326

197. s-Gregory Scheetz

3297

198. Jon DeLaney

3206

199. John Gould

3149

200. Mark London

3043

201. Dennis Scott

3043

202. Aaron Ramsden

2944

203. n-Tonio Childress

2897

204. Cory Lane

2852

205. Marvin Williams

2808

206. Keith Desmarais

2808

207. Phillip Watson

2808

208. Humberto Vazquez

2787

209. Dan Schmerbach

2766

210. Tracy Gainey

2725

211. ss-John Burns

2648

212. Nick Kruml

2611

213. Jason Britain

2593

214. Zach Doty

2575

215. Michael Duran

2492

216. Brian Bledsoe

2476

217. Chris Via

2445

218. Victor Florie

2445

219. Michael Savage

2414

220. Brandon Enyart

2414

221. Chris Arcaro

2384

222. Zulmazran Zulkifli

2355

223. Quinton Miller

2355

224. Gregory Stauffer

2327

225. Zachery Tackett

2300

226. Justin Pittsinger

2260

227. n-James Montes

2247

228. Chris Loschetter

2198

229. AJ Chapman

2174

230. n-Michael Creasey

2151

231. Charles Ganem,

2128

232. Dave Han

2106

233. Mitch Beasley

2063

234. Jeff Steinbach

2063

235. William Grant

1983

236. Adam James

1983

237. ss-Thomas May

1928

238. Hunter Brooks

1877

239. Blake Demore

1853

240. Carlos Fourzan

1853

241. s-Eric Altenburg

1814

242. Samuel Bratton

1799

243. Darren Comardelle

1770

244. Charles Combs

1628

245. Doug Chap

1511

246. Phillip Scoggins

1465

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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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