PBA League Carter Division Seeding Round Results

by ddziomba September 26, 2020 15:20

After 12 games, Philadelpha Hitmen earned the top seed in the Carter Division seeding round to continue the 2020 PBA League quest for the Elias Cup.

Results after 12 of 12 games, with the top two teams earning a bye in the bracket.

  1. Philadelphia Hitmen – 3200
  2. Dallas Strikers – 3050
  3. Silver Lake Atom Splitters – 3034
  4. Las Vegas High Rollers - 3000
  5. Brooklyn Styles – 2915
  6. Phoenix Fury – 2905

With the seeding round complete, the Carter Division is set for live TV matches starting tomorrow night at 7 p.m ET on FS1.

Sunday, 7 pm ET:
Carter Division quarterfinals

Match 1
No. 3 Silver Lake Atom Splitters
vs.
No. 6 Phoenix Fury

Match 2
No. 4 Las Vegas High Rollers
vs.
No. 5 Brooklyn Styles

On Monday at 9 pm ET:
Carter Division semifinals

Match 1
Silver Lake/Phoenix Winner
vs
No. 2 Dallas Strikers

Match 2
Las Vegas/Brooklyn winner
vs.
No. 1 Philadelphia Hitmen

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PBA League Anthony Division Seeding Round Results

by ddziomba September 26, 2020 12:45

After 12 games, Motown Muscle earned the top seed in the Anthony Division seeding round to begin the 2020 PBA League quest for the Elias Cup.

Results after 12 of 12 games, with the top two teams earning a bye in the bracket.

  1. Motown Muscle – 3326
  2. Portland Lumberjacks – 3247
  3. L. A. X – 3084
  4. Brew City Ballers – 2912
  5. Miami Waves – 2886
  6. NYC Kingpins – 2720

With the seeding round complete, the Anthony Division is set for live tv matches starting tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET on FS1.

Sunday, Noon ET:
Anthony Division quarterfinals

Match 1
No. 3 L.A. X
vs.
No. 6 NYC KingPins

Match 2
No. 4 Brew City Ballers
vs.
No. 5 Miami Waves

On Monday at 7 pm ET:
Anthony Division semifinals

Match 1
LAX/NYC Winner
vs
No. 2 Portland Lumberjacks

Match 2
Brew City/Miami winner
vs.
No. 1 Motown Muscle

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Guaranteed Rate Becomes Official National Sponsor of the 2020 PBA Tour Fall Swing on FOX

by ddziomba September 25, 2020 09:03

New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced today that Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has signed on as an official sponsor of the 2020 Go Bowling! PBA Tour Fall Swing when it returns to FOX Sports this Sunday, Sept. 27. The completion of the 2020 PBA Tour will feature the PBA League Elias Cup, the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI animal pattern events, and the marquee PBA Playoffs.

“2020 has been a year like no other, and we are so excited to get back on the lanes and complete our PBA Tour season with the support of our valued partners at Guaranteed Rate,” said Colie Edison, Chief Executive Officer of the PBA. “Guaranteed Rate has established itself as an industry leader and we thank them for the support of the PBA and our players.”

The PBA Tour Fall Swing kicks off Sunday, Sept. 27 with the PBA League Elias Cup, professional bowling’s most thrilling team competition featuring 60 of the world’s best male, female, and international athletes in 12-teams of five, representing franchise cities across the United States. The teams will compete for the prestigious Elias Cup in six two-hour live telecasts on FOX Sport’s FS1.

“Guaranteed Rate is thrilled to be part of the action as the PBA heads into the fall season,” said Guaranteed Rate Chief Marketing Officer Steve Moffat. “As America’s #1 participation sport, bowling represents camaraderie, competition, and fun for all ages. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to the sport’s top competitive athletes as they return to the lanes.”

The full PBA League TV schedule to begin the Fall Swing is as follows:

PBA League Elias Cup: Anthony Division Quarterfinals – Sunday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Carter Division Quarterfinals – Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Anthony Division Semifinals – Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Carter Division Semifinals – Monday, Sept. 28, 9 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Division Finals – Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Championship Finals – Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. ET on FS1

Competition continues with the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI Animal Pattern events, previously scheduled for March. The World Series of Bowling Go Bowling! Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will air on FS1. The TV schedule is as follows:

PBA Go Bowling! Cheetah Championship – Sunday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Chameleon Championship – Sunday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Scorpion Championship – Monday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m. ET on FS1

Finally, the PBA Tour returns to FOX Broadcast Channel with its premier event of the season, the PBA Playoffs, live on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. The bracket style, single-elimination competition features the Tour’s top 24 players battling head to head for a $100,000 grand prize. Additional PBA Playoffs telecast dates to be announced.

Viewers can live stream the PBA on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com. Select highlights will be available on @FOXSports social handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. International fans can watch live on FloBowling.com.

During this uncertain time, the PBA’s main priority is the health and safety of its players and staff, and has significantly modified event procedures for the Fall Swing. The PBA is taking all necessary precautions and following local and federal COVID-19 guidelines to reduce risks. For a complete list of the PBA’s COVID-19 related standards and procedures, please visit PBA.com.

To view the 2020 PBA Tour season schedule, please visit PBA.com.

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

About the Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate Inc., and Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, has over 5,000 employees in a total of 700 offices across the U.S and funded $37 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Inc. is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. Collectively, the companies have earned honors and awards including: "Top Lender for Online Service" for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2018; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Streamline Refinance by NerdWallet in 2019. Visit rate.com for more information.

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PBA League Begins on Sunday with Four Days of Back-to-Back Live Competition on FS1

by ddziomba September 24, 2020 14:50

2019 PBA League Champion Portland Lumberjacks Looking to Defend Elias Cup

Centreville, Va. – After much anticipation, the 2020 PBA League begins this weekend with defending champion Portland Lumberjacks looking to hold onto the prestigious Elias Cup. The competition will air on Fox Sports’ FS1 in six two-hour live telecasts on Sunday, Sept. 27 – Wednesday, Sept. 30.

The Portland Lumberjacks will be led by last year’s Mark Roth MVP Wes Malott and returning players Kyle Troup and Kris Prather. PBA Tour veteran Martin Larsen and Packy Hanrahan, making his first appearance at the PBA League, join the Lumberjacks managed by Tim Mack.

The Lumberjacks will have plenty of competition from 11 other teams, complete with the best male, female, and international athletes which are split into two new divisions, Carter and Anthony. *Complete team rosters noted below. Of the 12 teams, four are expansion teams, including two all-women’s teams, the Miami Waves and the Phoenix Fury, which feature 10 of the top PWBA bowlers.

The PBA League will be contested for the first time at Bowlero Centerville in Centerville, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C. The change was made in conjunction with original host center, Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, due to the statewide COVID-19 related restrictions.

While the atmosphere will be different with no fans in attendance, the competition will only be more thrilling for viewers who get to see international players return to the lanes for the first time since March.

Australia’s Jason Belmonte will also be returning to PBA competition for the first time since he was last seen winning his 13th major title at the PBA World Championship. Belmonte is in his 8th year as a member of the L. A. X, which has never won the Elias Cup. Will this be their year?

The PBA League kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 26 with the 12 teams competing in their divisions to determine seeds for each divisional elimination bracket. The seeding will be streamed exclusively on FloBowling from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. ET, followed by 12 hours of live competition on FS1. The TV schedule is as follows:

PBA League Elias Cup: Anthony Division Quarterfinals – Sunday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Carter Division Quarterfinals – Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Anthony Division Semifinals – Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Carter Division Semifinals – Monday, Sept. 28, 9 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Division Finals – Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA League Elias Cup: Championship Finals – Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. ET on FS1

After the Elias Cup is awarded, the PBA continues its competition with the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI Animal Pattern events, previously scheduled for March. The World Series of Bowling Go Bowling! Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will air on FS1. The TV schedule is as follows:

PBA Go Bowling! Cheetah Championship – Sunday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Chameleon Championship – Sunday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1
PBA Scorpion Championship – Monday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m. ET on FS1

Viewers can live stream the PBA on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com. Select highlights will be available on @FOXSports social handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. International fans can watch live on FloBowling.com.During this uncertain time, the PBA’s main priority is the health and safety of its players and staff, and has significantly modified event procedures for the PBA League. The PBA is taking all necessary precautions and following local and federal COVID-19 guidelines to reduce risks. For a complete list of the PBA’s COVID-19 related standards and procedures, please visit PBA.com.

*2020 PBA League Division Line-Ups and Rosters

Carter Division:

Dallas Strikers
Manager: Norm Duke
Norm Duke
Tommy Jones
Bill O'Neill
Brad Miller
Nick Pate

Philadelphia Hitmen
Manager: Jason Couch
Dom Barrett
Tom Smallwood
Shawn Maldonado
Jason Sterner
Matt Ogle

Brooklyn Styles
Manager: Johnny Petraglia
Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Brad Angelo
Rhino Page
BJ Moore
Thomas Larsen

Silver Lake Atom Splitters
Manager: Mark Baker
Chris Barnes
Jesper Svensson
Tom Daugherty
Chris Via
AJ Chapman

Las Vegas High Rollers
Manager: Amleto Monacelli
Francois Lavoie
Andrew Anderson
AJ Johnson
Richie Teece
Ildemaro Ruiz

Phoenix Fury
Manager: Kim Terrell-Kearney
Shannon O’Keefe
Liz Johnson
Jordan Richard
Stefanie Johnson
Maria José Rodriguez

Anthony Division:

NYC KingPins
Manager: Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Pete Weber
Marshall Kent
Kyle Sherman
Darren Tang
Osku Palermaa

Motown Muscle
Manager: Del Ballard
EJ Tackett
Anthony Simonsen
Josh Blanchard
Mitch Hupe
Matt McNiel

Portland Lumberjacks
Manager: Tim Mack
Wes Malott
Kyle Troup
Kris Prather
Martin Larsen
Packy Hanrahan

L.A. X
Manager: Andrew Cain
Jason Belmonte
Jakob Butturff
Stu Williams
Patrick Girard
Anthony Lavery-Spahr

Brew City Ballers
Manager: Marshall Holman
Sean Rash
Ryan Ciminelli
Dick Allen
Christopher Sloan
Zeke Bayt

Miami Waves
Manager: Bob Learn Jr.
Danielle McEwan
Dasha Kovalova
Clara Guerrero
Liz Kuhlkin
Missy Parkin

History of PBA League Elias Cup Champions

2013: NYC KingPins
2014: Silver Lake Atom Splitters
2015: Silver Lake Atom Splitters
2016: Dallas Strikers
2017: Dallas Strikers
2018: Silver Lake Atom Splitters
2019: Portland Lumberjacks

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

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Chris Barnes Wins PBA Liberal Kansas Southwest Open

by ddziomba September 23, 2020 07:36

Liberal, Kan., (Sept. 22, 2020) –Chris Barnes from Double Oak, Texas won the fourth annual Liberal Kansas Southwest Open on Sunday at Ayr Lanes to capture his 29th PBA Regional title.

Barnes won his first five matches in the modified eight-game round robin match play finals to overtake previous leaders, Canadian Francois Lavoie and A.J. Chapman, from Manchester, Iowa. Barnes sealed the victory with a decisive win in the final game position round and earned $4,000 for first place.

Barnes completed the finals with a 7-1 record and 4,790 total pins. Lavoie finished runner up for the second year in a row with 4,657 pins and collected $2,400. Houston’s Shawn Maldonado finished in third place followed by Kyle Duster, from Scottsdale, Ariz. in fourth place.

The third annual PBA50 Waxahachie Southwest Open will be September 25-27 at Hilltop Lanes. The Southwest Region’s next open event is the PBA Oklahoma City Southwest Open.

PBA LIBERAL KANSAS SOUTHWEST OPEN, presented by French Construction
Ayr Lanes, Liberal, Kan., Sunday

Final Standings (after 21 games, including match play bonus pins):

  1. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7-1, 4,790, $4,000.
  2. Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4-4, 4,657, $2,500.
  3. Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6-2, 4,651, $1,800.
  4. Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 5-3, 4,620, $1,400.
  5. AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 4-4, 4,597, $1,100.
  6. Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 5-3, 4,488, $850.
  7. Alex George, Wichita, Kan., 3-4-1, 4,426, $750.
  8. n-Connor Egan, Farmingdale, N.Y., 2-6, 4,419, $700.
  9. Dimitri Cruz, Denton, Texas, 5-3-0, 4,402, $675.
  10. Nathan Pope, Arvada, Colo., 2-5-1, 4,351, $650.
  11. ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2-6, 4,311, $625.
  12. Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 2-6, 4,204, $600

n-denotes non-PBA member

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