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

by Bill Vint November 12, 2017 19:36

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

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

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

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

by Bill Vint November 12, 2017 16:31

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

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

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

Here are the pairings for the Cheetah match play rounds:

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National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Thursday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. PST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPARE SHOOTING PLAGUES MOOKIE BETTS IN ROLLER COASTER CHEETAH ROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Bill Vint November 12, 2017 15:08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All times listed are Pacific Standard.

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

National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Sunday

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

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

Other Cashers (after 10 games):

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

Did not cash

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

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Final Qualifying Standings (after 40 qualifying games; top 49 advance to cashers’ round on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 14):

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

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

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GEICO PBA WSOB IX Notebook IV: Match Play Pairings Set for Chameleon, Shark Championships

by Bill Vint November 11, 2017 19:34

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

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

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

Here are the pairings for the first two animal pattern match play rounds:

PBA CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY RENO TAHOE
(A part of the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour)
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. PST

Round of 16 (best-of-five-game single-elimination match play)
Match 1 – Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., vs. Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind.
Match 2 – Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, vs. Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand.
Match 3 – Liz Johnson, Palatine, Ill., vs. Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Match 4 – DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, vs. Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz.
Match 5 – Francois Lavoie, Canada, vs. Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash.
Match 6 – Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, vs. Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y.
Match 7 – Glenn Pedersen, Norway, vs. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas.
Match 8 – Jason Belmonte, Australia, vs. Jesper Svensson, Sweden.

Round of 8 (best-of-three-game single-elimination match play, 1:30 p.m.; four winners advance to Chameleon Championship finals on Saturday, Nov. 18, at noon)
Match 1 – Smallwood-Sanders winner vs. Loong-Larpapharat winner.
Match 2 – Johnson-Ciminelli 3 winner vs. Archer-Blanchard winner.
Match 3 – Lavoie-Kent winner vs. Wilkins-Pepe winner.
Match 4 – Pedersen-Malott winner vs. Belmonte-Svensson winner.

PBA SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY XTRA FRAME
(A part of the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour)
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m. PST

Round of 16 (best-of-five-game single-elimination match play)
Match 1 – Shota Kawazoe, Japan, vs. Pascal Winternheimer, Germany.
Match 2 – Charlie Brown Jr., Grandville, Mich., vs. DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas.
Match 3 – Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., vs. Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C.
Match 4 – Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., vs. Thomas Larsen, Denmark.
Match 5 – Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., vs. Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill.
Match 6 – Richie Teece, England, vs. Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas.
Match 7 – Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., vs. Jesper Svensson, Sweden.
Match 8 – Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., vs. Glenn Pedersen, Norway.

Round of 8 (best-of-three-game single-elimination match play; four winners advance to Shark finals on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m.)
Match 1 – Kawazoe-Winternheimer winner vs. Brown-Archer winner.
Match 2 – Daugherty-Troup winner vs. Angelo-Larsen winner.
Match 3 – Smallwood-Kruml winner vs. Teece-Simonsen winner.
Match 4 – Arcaro-Svensson winner vs. Kent-Pedersen winner.

Puharinen.Pyry_Finland_2017 WSOB age 15 (17)FINLAND’S PYRY PUHARINEN IS WSOB IX’S YOUNGEST PLAYER

Finland’s Pyry Puharinen (left), a lanky two-hander, is the youngest player in WSOB IX at age 15, matching the age Trey Ford of Bartlesville, Okla., made his WSOB debut two years ago. Ford, also a two-handed player, is the second youngest player in the 2017 field at the ripe old age of 17.

NEXT ON XTRA FRAME: SCORPION SHOWS, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CASHERS’ ROUND

The 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour rolls on in Reno and Xtra Frame’s extensive coverage of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno Properties, concludes its animal pattern coverage Sunday before moving into the pre- and post-round coverage of the PBA World Championship cashers’ round Monday and Tuesday. Here’s the projected schedule heading into the start of the new week. All times are Pacific:

Sunday – Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship presented by GoBowling.com five-game qualifying squads, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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

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

Xtra Frame subscriptions are available in a variety of packages: three-day ($3.99), 30-day ($7.99) and Xtra Frame Season Ticket (a full-year’s coverage at an average cost of $1.25 per week) subscriptions are available by visiting “xtraframe.tv” and clicking on the “subscribe now” link. As a reminder, new monthly or Season Ticket subscribers also are automatically entered into monthly sweepstakes where they have chances to win a new high-performance bowling ball from Brunswick, DV8 or MOTIV.

PBA TOUR TITLIST JAKOB BUTTURFF WINS QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP

Two-time PBA Tour titlist Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., won the men’s QubicaAMF World Cup title Saturday in Hermosillo, Mexico, defeating Colombia’s Oscar Rodriguez for the title, 246-201, after cruising past Malaysia’s Ahmad Muaz in the semifinal round, 266-176. Butturff, a 23-year-old left-hander who was representing the United States in the annual multi-nation competition, threw 17 strikes in 21 attempts on his way to the win. Krizziah Lyn Tabora of The Philippines won the women’s title with a 236-191 victory over Malaysian PWBA titlist Siti Rahman.

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Denmark’s Thomas Larsen Averages 255.6 to Lead GEICO PBA WSOB IX Cheetah Qualifying

by Bill Vint November 11, 2017 17:32

RENO, Nev. – Denmark’s Thomas Larsen, one of Europe’s premier shot-makers, averaged 255.6 to top qualifying in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Games at the National Bowling Stadium Saturday.

Larsen, a 27-year-old right-hander and two-time PBA Tour title winner, rolled games of 257, 238, 268, 258 and 278 in his first block and 258, 254, 223, 256 and 266 in Saturday’s second five-game round to finish with a 10-game total of 2,556 pins, overtaking Andrew Cain of Phoenix who broke the PBA’s five-game scoring record with a 1,352 total in the afternoon round. The previous five-game record was 1,350 by Joel Reyes in Fountain Valley, Calif., in 2007.

The Cheetah round was the third and shortest (33 feet of oil) of four animal pattern qualifying stages that are part of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno Properties, and the Go Bowling! PBA Tour.

“When I had it today, I struck a ton and when I didn’t, I was able to make the adjustments pretty quickly, so, yes, it was a really good day,” Larsen said. “I always seem to bowl well in Reno, and in the World Series. I really like this tournament.”

Larsen won both of his PBA Tour titles in international competition (Abu Dhabi in 2013 and Kuwait in 2014). He finished third in both the 2015 and 2016 Chameleon Championship, so winning a title on U.S. soil is “what I really want. That would be awesome.”

Trailing Larsen in the Cheetah standings were Sweden’s Jesper Svensson with a 2,519 total, Cain with 2,511 pins, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., with an even 2,500 and Thailand’s Kim Bolleby with a 2,476 total.

The top 16 players who advanced to the Cheetah single-elimination match play competition on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. again included a diverse international group representing Denmark, Sweden, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, Canada and the U.S.

WSOB IX, which officially kicked off the 2017-18 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule, resumes Sunday with two five-game qualifying squads of the Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship presented by GoBowling.com. At the conclusion of the Scorpion round, the top 49 players based on combined 40-game animal pattern qualifying totals will advance to the PBA World Championship cashers’ round which will involve additional five-game rounds on each of the four animal patterns Monday and Tuesday at 1 and 5 p.m. Leading the PBA World Championship qualifying after 30 of 40 games were Svensson with 7,318 pins; Larsen with 7,235; Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., with 7,205; Jason Belmonte of Australia with 7,076 and Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, N.Y., with 7,067 pins.

The 40-game totals also will determine the top five United States and top five international players who will compete in the USA vs. The World team match that will be contested at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, for telecast on Sunday, Dec. 10, on ESPN.

Sunday’s Scorpion round will be covered live on Xtra Frame at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and fans can follow the game-by-game drama as players battle for berths in the PBA World Championship on pba.com’s “live scoring” feature.

All times listed are Pacific Standard.

PBA CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY PBA CHALLENGE MOBILE GAME

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

National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Saturday

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

1, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,556.
2, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,519.
3, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,511.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,500.
5, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 2,476.
6, Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 2,447.
7, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,435.
8, Francois Louw, South Africa, 2,432.
9, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,407.
10, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 2,406.
11, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,400.
12, Sam Cooley, Australia, 2,399.
13, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 2,391.
14, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,390.
15, Graham Fach, Canada, 2,379.
16, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,364.

Other Cashers (after 10 games):
17, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 2,361, $850.
18, Alex Liew Liang, Malaysia, 2,346, $820.
19, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,338, $790.
20, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 2,335, $790
21, Christopher O'Neil, Decatur, Ill., 2,333, $750.
22, (tie) Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 2,326, and Dom Barrett, England, 2,326, $720.
24, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 2,319, $700.
25, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 2,318, $700.
26, Svein Ake Ek, Norway, 2,315, $700.
27, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,314, $700.
28, Frank Drevenstedt, Germany, 2,312, $700.
29, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 2,308, $700.
30, Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 2,300, $700.
31, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,299, $700.
32, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,297, $700.

Did not cash:

33, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,293.
34, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 2,286.
35, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,277.
36, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2,274.
36, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,274.
38, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,273.
38, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,273.
40, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,271.
41, (tie) Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., and  Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 2,270.
43, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,267.
44, (tie) Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., and Matt Bollhalter, Niceville, Fla., 2,264.
46, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 2,262.
47, Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, 2,260.
48, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 2,259.
49, (tie) Christopher Sloan, Ireland, and Mik Stampe, Denmark, 2,257.
51, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,256.
52, (tie) John Furey, Freehold, N.J., Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., and Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 2,255.
55, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,254.
56, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,253.
57, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,252.
58, (tie) JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., and Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,250.
60, (tie) Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, and BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 2,247.
62, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,246.
63, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 2,243.
64, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,236.
65, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 2,234.
66, (tie) EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 2,233.
68, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,231.
69, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 2,230.
70, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,226.
71, (tie) Michael Vitalone, Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 2,224, and Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 2,224.
75, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,218.
76, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 2,215.
77, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 2,214.
78, Anthony DeStasio, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,210.
79, Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 2,209.
80, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,208.
81, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,207.
82, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,206.
83, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 2,204.
84, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,202.
85, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 2,201.
87, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 2,193.
88, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,192.
89, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,185.
90, Glenn Pedersen, Norway, 2,183.
91, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,181.
92, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,178.
93, (tie) Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, and Pyry Puharinen, Finland, 2,177.
95, (tie) Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, and Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 2,173.
97, Miguel Lopez, Peoria, Ariz., 2,169.
98, Nick Christy, Newport, N.C., 2,167.
99, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,166.
100, (tie) Stuart Williams, England, and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,164.
102, Ryan Zagar, Racine, Wis., 2,163.
103, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 2,161.
104, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 2,158.
105, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,157.
106, Casey Knutson, Sparks, Nev., 2,152.
107, (tie) Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, and Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 2,150.
109, Michael Murray, Australia, 2,148.
110, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 2,147.
111, Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2,145.
112, Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., 2,143.
113, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,136.
114, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 2,135.
115, Tan Chern, Malaysia, 2,132.
116, (tie) Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 2,130.
118, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 2,127.
119, Kole Payne, Charlotte, N.C., 2,126.
120, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 2,120.
121, (tie) Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 2,117.
123, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,115.
124, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 2,102.
125, (tie) Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., and Daria Pajak, Poland, 2,100.
127, Saulnier Valentin, France, 2,099.
128, Liz Johnson, Palatine, Ill., 2,098.
129, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 2,097.
130, Richie Teece, England, 2,092.
131, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 2,089.
132, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,084.
133, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,082.
134, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 2,081.
135, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 2,080.
136, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,079.
137, (tie) Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., and Mookie Betts, Boston, 2,078.
139, (tie) Stephen Hahn, Ashburn, Va., and DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 2,077.
141, (tie) David Krol, Nixa, Mo., and Blayne Fletcher, Australia, 2,075.
143, Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 2,072.
144, Mikhail West-Marin, Paradise, Calif., 2,071.
145, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 2,070.
146, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 2,069.
147, Matthew O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 2,067.
148, (tie) Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, and Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 2,066.
150, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 2,064.
151, Josh Montgomery, Flower Mound, Texas, 2,063.
152, Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 2,062.
153, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 2,060.
154, Oeyvin Kulseng, Norway, 2,057.
155, Jens Mathiesen, Norway, 2,054.
156, Matthew Ogle, Louisville, Ky., 2,052.
157, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,049.
158, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,047.
159, Charlie Brown Jr., Grandville, Mich., 2,046.
160, Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 2,039.
161, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 2,037.
162, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,027.
163, Zachary Dwyer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., 2,025.
164, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,023.
165, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,022.
166, JT Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 2,015.
167, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,013.
168, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 2,008.
169, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,989.
170, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,985.
171, (tie) Jason Zook, Tampa, Fla., and Adam Hayes, Australia, 1,979.
173, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,976.
174, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 1,969.
175, Raymond Lussier, Canada, 1,968.
176, Adam Pogge, Austin, Texas, 1,953.
177, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,938.
178, Jun Hyung Seo, South Korea, 1,934.
179, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 1,933.
180, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,921.
181, Justin Wyman, Fairport, N.Y., 1,908.
182, (tie) Timo Schroeder, Germany, and Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,879.
184, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,867.
185, Miguel Rosales, Anaheim, Calif., 1,859.
185, Joseph Purdom, Lemoyne, Pa., 1,859.
187, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 1,814.
188, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,785.
189, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 1,749.
190, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 1,727.
191, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 1,643.
192, Jeff Bragg, Linesville, Pa., 1,599.
193, Andrew McLinden, Gardnerville, Nev., 1,562.

300 Games: Andrew Cain, Mik Stampe, Josh Blanchard, Bill O’Neill, Dick Allen, Francois Louw, Norm Duke, Anthony Simonsen.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Qualifying Standings (after 30 of 40 qualifying games; top 49 after Sunday’s Scorpion round will advance to cashers’ round on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 14):

1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 7,318.
2, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 7,235.
3, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 7,205.
4, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7,076.
5, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 7,067.
6, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 7,060.
7, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 7,004.
8, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 6,996.
9, Glenn Pedersen, Norway, 6,976.
10, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 6,955.
11, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6,935.
12, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,926.
13, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,924.
14, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,912.
15, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,910.
16, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 6,908.
17, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 6,903.
18, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 6,895.
19, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 6,892.
20, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 6,884.
21, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,883.
22 (tie), Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind.; Michael Tang, San Francisco, and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,869.
25, Muhammad Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 6,853.
26, Francois Louw, South Africa, 6,850.
27, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,846.
28, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,827.
29, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 6,824.
30, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6,815.
31, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,811.
32, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 6,807.
33, Dom Barrett, England, 6,795.
34, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 6,788.
35 (tie), Sam Cooley, Australia, and w-Liz Johnson, Palatine, Ill., 6,784.
37, Yannaphon Larpapharat, Thailand, 6,772.
38, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 6,770.
39, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 6,769.
40, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 6,764.
41, Graham Fach, Canada, 6,759.
42, Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, 6,754.
43, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 6,753.
44, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,752.
45, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 6,744.
46, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 6,739.
47, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,733.
48, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6,728.
49, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 6,718.
50 (tie), AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, and w-Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 6,715.
52 (tie), Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, and Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 6,710.
54, Richie Teece, England, 6,704.
55, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 6,703.
56, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 6,694.
57, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,682.
58, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 6,672.
59, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 6,665.
60, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,651.
61, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 6,648.
62 (tie), Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, and Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,634.
64, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 6,630.
65, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 6,623.
66, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,620.
67, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 6,617.
68 (tie), Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and Stuart Williams, England, 6,615.
70, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,611.
71, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6,603.
72, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 6,600.
73 (tie), w-Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 6,599.
75, Frank Drevenstedt, Germany, 6,587.
76, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,583.
77, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 6,580.
78, Annop Arromsaranon, Thailand, 6,573.
79, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,571.
80, Anthony DeStasio, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 6,562.
81, Alex Liew Liang, Malaysia, 6,550.
82, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,548.
83, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 6,546.
84, Tan Chern, Malaysia, 6,545.
85, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, IL, 6,543.
86, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 6,540.
87, Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 6,536.
88, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 6,529.
89, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 6,526.
90, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 6,521.
91, Matthew Ogle, Louisville, Ky., 6,516.
92, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 6,514.
93, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 6,513.
94, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 6,510.
95, Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 6,502.
96, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 6,500.
97, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 6,499.
98, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 6,498.
99, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 6,495.
100 (tie), Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, and Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 6,494.
102, Mik Stampe, Denmark, 6,490.
103, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 6,489.
104, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 6,488.
105, Pyry Puharinen, Finland, 6,482.
106, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 6,476.
107, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,475.
108, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 6,473.
109, Svein Ake Ek, Norway, 6,464.
110, Matthew O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 6,457.
111, Zachary Dwyer, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., 6,449.
112, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,442.
113, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 6,441.
114, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 6,439.
114, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 6,439.
116, Miguel Lopez, Peoria, Ariz., 6,435.
117, Michael Murray, Australia, 6,434.
118, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,429.
119, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6,427.
120, Matt Bollhalter, Niceville, Fla., 6,426.
121, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 6,422.
122, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 6,418.
122, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 6,418.
124, Nick Christy, Newport, N.C., 6,407.
125, Blayne Fletcher, Australia, 6,406.
126, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 6,396.
127, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 6,394.
128, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 6,379.
129, w-Daria Pajak, Poland, 6,369.
130, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 6,367.
131 (tie), Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea; David Krol, Nixa, Mo., and Saulnier Valentin, France, 6,354.
134, Christopher O'Neil, Decatur, Ill., 6,353.
135, Raymond Lussier, Canada, 6,328.
136, Kole Payne, Charlotte, N.C., 6,326.
137, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 6,318.
138, Ryan Zagar, Racine, Wis., 6,316.
139, Timo Schroeder, Germany, 6,311.
140, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 6,308.
141, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 6,302.
142 (tie), w-Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, and Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 6,299.
144, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 6,297.
145, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 6,292.
146, Jens Mathiesen, Norway, 6,291.
147, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 6,290.
148, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 6,277.
149, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 6,273.
150, w-Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 6,264.
151, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 6,263.
152, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 6,260.
153, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 6,236.
154 (tie), Casey Knutson, Sparks, Nev., and Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 6,230.
156, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,222.
157, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 6,204.
158, Oeyvin Kulseng, Norway, 6,203.
159, Mookie Betts, Boston, 6,193.
160, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 6,185.
161, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 6,178.
162, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 6,174.
163, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 6,173.
164, Michael Vitalone, Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., 6,170.
165, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,158.
166, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 6,154.
167, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,146.
168, Stephen Hahn, Ashburn, Va., 6,144.
169, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 6,137.
170, Jason Zook, Tampa, Fla., 6,102.
171, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 6,067.
172, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 6,059.
173, Adam Pogge, Austin, Texas, 6,032.
174, Adam Hayes, Austrailia, 5,914.
175, JT Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 5,907.
176, Mikhail West-Marin, Paradise, Calif., 5,902.
177, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 5,828.
178, Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., 5,819.
179, Miguel Rosales, Anaheim, Calif., 5,807.
180, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 5,806.
181, Justin Wyman, Fairport, N.Y., 5,799.
182, Jun Hyung Seo, South Korea, 5,771.
183, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, N.Y., 5,658.
184, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 5,643.
185, Josh Montgomery, Flower Mound, Texas, 5,618.
186, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 5,586.
187, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 5,513.
188, Joseph Purdom, Lemoyne, Pa., 5,512.
189, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 5,508.
190, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 5,454.
191, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 5,222.
192, Jeff Bragg, Linesville, Pa., 5,180.
193, Andrew McLinden, Gardnerville, Nev., 5,003.
194, Shaun Cornett, Carmichael, Calif., withdrew.
195, Jiafei Fang, China, withdrew.

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