MONDAY ON FS1: Belmonte vs. Prather and Simonsen vs. Gomez in PBA Playoffs Round of 8 Matches at 9 p.m. ET

by Jerry Schneider May 16, 2019 10:27

PORTLAND, Maine  – The stretch drive for a return trip to Bayside Bowl for the semifinal and final rounds of the inaugural PBA Playoffs June 1-2 begins Monday on FS1 with No. 1 seed two-hander Jason Belmonte taking on No. 9 Kris Prather and No. 4 Anthony Simonsen meeting No. 21 Andres Gomez in Round of 8 matchups.

The Round of 8 matches will once again use the Race to 2 Points format where one point is awarded for each of two games in the match. If both players win a game, the tie will be broken by a ninth and 10th frame roll-off to determine the winner. 

After Monday’s FS1 Round of 8 telecast, the other two spots for the semifinals will be determined after No. 7 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 15 Wes Malott and No. 6 Sean Rash vs. No. 14 Dom Barrett Round of 8 matches air May 27 on FS1 at 9 p.m. ET.

Belmonte won three titles including the PBA Tournament of Champions and PBA World Championship for his 10th and record 11th major titles on his way to the top of the points list to earn the No. 1 seed. To get to the Round of 8 he won a Round of 16 match against No. 17 Kyle Troup.

Prather, who won the PBA Scorpion Championship at World Series of Bowling X for his first Go Bowling! PBA Tour title, advanced to the Round of 8 by defeating No. 24 Darren Tang in the Round of 24 and No. 8 Tom Daugherty in the Round of 16.

Simonsen, the winner of the PBA Players Championship for his fourth career tour title and second major, won his Round of 16 match against No. 13 Rhino Page, and Gomez, with a season’s best runner-up finish in the Chameleon Championship, advanced with wins in the Round of 24 against No. 12 Dick Allen and No. 5 EJ Tackett in the Round of 16.

To view a PBA Playoffs bracket click on

https://www.pba.com/Content/Images/playoffs/2019_PBA_Playoff_Bracket.pdf

PBA PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

Round of 8 Pairings (Race to 2 Points format. Winners earn berth in semifinals to be televised live on FOX June 1 at noon Eastern)

Match 17 – No. 1 Jason Belmonte, Australia vs. No. 9 Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill. (airs May 20).

Match 18 – No. 4 Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas vs. No. 21 Andres Gomez, Colombia (airs May 20).

Match 19 – No. 7 Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. vs. No. 15 Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas (airs May 27).

Match 20 – No. 6 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. vs. No. 14 Dom Barrett, England (airs May 27).

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Barrett, Rash Win in Round of 16 to Complete PBA Playoffs Round of 8 Matchups

by Jerry Schneider May 13, 2019 19:58

PORTLAND, Maine – Seven-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour winner Dom Barrett of England, and 13-time tour winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, won their PBA Playoffs Round of 16 Race to 2 Points matches that aired on FS1 Monday from Bayside Bowl to complete the lineup of players who advanced to the Round of 8.

Barrett, the No. 14 seed, won the first game of the Round of 16 match 236-222 over No. 3 seed Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, who won his 39th and 40th career tour titles back-to-back earlier this season, but the PBA Hall of Famer came back in the second game by starting with the first five strikes to beat Barrett 236-174 forcing a ninth and 10th frame roll-off.

BarrettBoth players tied in the roll-off, 40-40, which then sent the match into a one-ball roll-off. Barrett won the match with a strike when Duke left a 6 pin on his shot.

“I was comfortable in the first game, but I knew it was going to be a challenge in the second game when Norm started with the first five,” Barrett said. “I could feel it start to go away from me toward the end of the second game, but since I was out of it at that point, I changed to a different ball in the eighth frame and then used the remaining frames to figure out what I should do.

“I still wasn’t real comfortable in the two-frame roll-off but managed to hang in there. When Norm got nine in the one-ball roll-off, I thought that was my opportunity and I had better take advantage of it.”

In the second Round of 16 match, the No. 6-seeded Rash defeated No. 11 Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Missouri in both games – 227-175 and 237-214 – to advance to the Round of 8.

“I had a good ball reaction in both games and was fortunate to take advantage of the opportunity I was given,” said Rash, who won the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman Doubles Championship with Matt Ogle for his 13th PBA Tour title earlier this season. “You need to fill frames anyway you can, but in the end, I felt like I only threw one bad shot.

“I was pretty much in control and Kyle was struggling in the first game,” Rash added. “It came down to strong finishes in both games. Kyle’s an excellent player and I didn’t want to give him too much hope.”

The first of two Round of 8 telecasts will air next Monday (May 20) on FS1 at 9 p.m. ET with No. 1 seed Jason Belmonte taking on No. 9 Kris Prather and No. 4 Anthony Simonsen meeting No. 21 Andres Gomez. The second Round of 8 telecast on May 27 will feature No. 7 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 15 Wes Malott and Barrett vs. Rash, which will determine the four players who will battle for the $100,000 first prize June 1-2 with live FOX semifinal and final matches from Bayside Bowl.

To view a PBA Playoffs bracket click on

https://www.pba.com/Content/Images/playoffs/2019_PBA_Playoff_Bracket.pdf

PBA PLAYOFFS ROUND OF 16 RESULTS

Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

(aired Monday on FS1. Race to 2 Points format. Winners advance to Round of 8. Losers earn $5,000)

Match One

Game 1 – No. 14 Dom Barrett, England def. No. 3 Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 236-222.

Game 2 – Duke def. Barrett, 236-174.

Barrett won one-ball roll-off 10-9 after tying with Duke in two-frame roll-off 40-40.

Match Two

Game 1 – No. 6 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. def. No. 11 Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., 227-175.

Game 2 – Rash def. Sherman, 237-214.

Round of 8 pairings (Race to 2 Points format)

Match 17 – No. 1 Jason Belmonte, Australia, vs. No. 9 Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill. (airs May 20).

Match 18 – No. 4 Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, vs. No. 21 Andres Gomez, Colombia (airs May 20).

Match 19 – No. 7 Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. vs. No. 15 Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas (airs May 27).

Match 20 – No. 6 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. vs. No. 14 Dom Barrett, England (airs May 27).

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MONDAY ON FS1: Duke vs. Barrett, Rash vs. Sherman in Final PBA Playoffs Round of 16 Matches at 9 p.m. ET

by Jerry Schneider May 10, 2019 07:28

PORTLAND, Maine – The race for the $100,000 first prize in the inaugural PBA Playoffs will come down to eight players after the final Round of 16 Race to 2 Points matches between No. 3 seed Norm Duke and No. 14 Dom Barrett, and No. 6 Sean Rash and No. 11 Kyle Sherman, that will air on FS1 Monday at 9 p.m. ET from Bayside Bowl.

The winners of Monday’s matches will join No. 1 Jason Belmonte, No. 9 Kris Prather, No. 4 Anthony Simonsen, No. 21 Andres Gomez, No. 7 Bill O’Neill and No. 15 Wes Malott who have already earned berths in the Round of 8 after winning their Round of 16 matches on FS1 telecasts over the past three weeks.

The PBA Playoffs champion will be determined Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, when the final four return to Bayside Bowl for the live FOX semifinal and championship matches.

Earlier in the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season, the 55-year-old Duke became the oldest player to win back-to-back PBA Tour titles when he won the Go Bowling! Indianapolis and Jonesboro Opens for his 39th and 40th titles. Barrett, a seven-time tour winner, has had a best finish of fourth this season which came in the PBA Oklahoma Open.        

Rash won his 13th PBA Tour title earlier this year when he teamed with Matt Ogle to win the PBA Mark Roth-Marshall Holman Doubles Championship, while Sherman has two runner-up finishes that include the PBA Cheetah Championship and the Roth-Holman Doubles Championship with partner Brad Miller.

To view a PBA Playoffs bracket click on

https://www.pba.com/Content/Images/playoffs/2019_PBA_Playoff_Bracket.pdf

PBA PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

Round of 16 pairings (Race to 2 Points format based on one point per game won)

Match 15 – No. 3 Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. vs. No. 14 Dom Barrett, England, (airs May 13).

Match 16 – No. 6 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. vs. No. 11 Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., (airs May 13).

Round of 8 pairings ( Race to 2 Points format)

Match 17 – No. 1 Jason Belmonte, Australia, vs. No. 9 Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill. (airs May 20).

Match 18 – No. 4 Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, vs. No. 21 Andres Gomez, Colombia (airs May 20).

Match 19 – No. 7 Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. vs. No. 15 Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas (airs May 27).

Match 20 – Barrett-Duke winner vs. Sherman-Rash winner (airs May 27).

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O’Neill and Malott Survive Roll-offs in Round of 16 Matches to Advance in PBA Playoffs

by Jerry Schneider May 6, 2019 19:59

PORTLAND, Maine  – No. 7 seed Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania and No. 15 seed Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, survived PBA Playoffs Round of 16 Race to 2 Points matches that both required a ninth and 10th frame roll-off, to advance to the Round of 8 after FS1’s telecast Monday from Bayside Bowl.

O’Neill and Malott join No. 4 seed Anthony Simonsen, No. 21 Andres Gomez, No. 1 Jason Belmonte and No. 9 Kris Prather who have already advanced to the Round of 8 after winning Round of 16 matches.

In the first match, No. 2 seed Jakob Butturff of Mesa, Arizona, defeated Malott in the first game, 268-210, but the USBC Masters champion couldn’t keep the momentum going in the second game, losing to Malott, 226-193, to send their match into a roll-off.

MalottWith both players starting with a strike and spare, Malott, a 10-time tour winner, struck on his final ball and advanced when Butturff left a solid 7 pin on his fill ball, handing Malott a 40-39 win. It was the second time that Malott won a Playoffs match sitting on the bench. He also won his Round of 24 match-up against Josh Blanchard when Blanchard left the 1-2-4 on his final ball of the 10th frame.

“I felt like I was running out of lives when I was watching Jakob,” said Malott, the 2009 PBA Player of the Year. “I didn’t think either one of us had a really good look to start the second game. Jakob was struggling and I was still trying to get comfortable. It looked like it was going to be one of those matches where filling frames any way you can was going to get the job done.

“In the middle of the second game I was finally getting comfortable enough where I was getting the ball reaction I wanted so I could repeat good shots.”

No. 23 seed Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, a seven-time tour winner, jumped out to an early lead with a 222-211 win in the first game of the second match, but O’Neill capitalized on the struggling Svensson in the second game coming back to win, 247-164, to send the match into the roll-off. O’Neill, who won his 10th PBA Tour title in the season-opening PBA Hall of Fame Classic, struck in the ninth and the first two shots in the 10th to eliminate Svensson, 57-39.

“To start the first game, I really didn’t feel like I knew what I was doing,” said O’Neill.  “In practice everything felt good but I think I started to rush because the adrenaline was pumping. I felt lucky to get 211.

“Fortunately, I was able to settle down and I made really good shots down the stretch,” O’Neill continued. “With Jesper struggling I felt like the ball was in my court and was pretty confident going into the roll-off.  I made a ball change and threw three really good shots when I needed them.”

The Round of 16 concludes on May 13 at 9 p.m. ET on FS1 with two matches to determine the last two positions for the Round of 8 matches which will air on May 20 and May 27. The four Round of 8 winners will return to Portland for the semifinal and final rounds live on FOX on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2.

The winner of the Playoffs, which features the top 24 players in competition points after the first 13 Go Bowling! PBA Tour tournaments of the 2019 season, will earn a $100,000 first prize.

To view a PBA Playoffs bracket click on

https://www.pba.com/Content/Images/playoffs/2019_PBA_Playoff_Bracket.pdf

PBA PLAYOFFS ROUND OF 16 RESULTS

Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

(aired Monday on FS1. Race to 2 Points format. Winners advance to Round of 8. Losers earn $5,000)

Match One

Game 1 – No. 2 Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz. def. No. 15 Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 268-210.

Game 2 – Malott def. Butturff, 226-193.

Malott won roll-off, 40-39.

Match Two

Game 1 – No. 23 Jesper Svensson, Sweden def. No. 7 Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 222-211.

Game 2 – O’Neill def. Svensson, 247-164.

O’Neill won roll-off, 57-39.

PBA PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Bayside Bowl, Portland, Maine

Remaining Round of 16 pairings (Race to 2 Points format based on one point per game won)

Match 15 – No. 14 Dom Barrett, England, vs. No. 3 Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. (airs May 13).

Match 16 – No. 11 Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., vs. No. 6 Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. (airs May 13).

Round of 8 Pairings (Race to 2 Points format)

Match 17 – No. 1 Jason Belmonte, Australia, vs. No. 9 Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill. (airs May 20).

Match 18 – No. 4 Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, vs. No. 21 Andres Gomez, Colombia (airs May 20).

Match 19 – No. 15 Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, vs. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. (airs May 27).

Match 20 – Barrett-Duke winner vs. Sherman-Rash winner (airs May 27).

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Joel Carlson Beats Ron Mohr in Roll-Off to Win PBA50 Hamilton Lanes Open for First PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider May 5, 2019 18:08

TRENTON, N.J. – After a 279-279 title match tie, PBA50 Tour veteran Joel Carlson of Omaha, Nebraska, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, in a one-ball roll-off 10-8 to win the PBA50 Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center Open presented by Columbia 300 Sunday for his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Carlson and Mohr went strike for strike through the first seven frames of the title match until Carlson left a 7 pin in the eighth. After making the spare he finished the match with four strikes to force the roll-off. Finishing the match first, Mohr, the stepladder finals top qualifier, threw the first nine strikes before leaving a 10 pin on his first ball in the 10th, made the spare and struck on his final ball of the 10th frame.

Mohr, trying for his 11th PBA50 Tour title, started the roll-off with an eight-count when his ball went high leaving the 4-7. Carlson took advantage of the opportunity by throwing a strike for the win.

“I didn’t watch,” said Carlson, when Mohr threw his ball in the roll-off. “When it was my turn, I just concentrated on keeping the ball on line and throw the best shot I possibly could. I could never have imagined winning my first title this way.”

Carlson’s previous high PBA50 Tour finishes were third in the 2016 Sun Bowl In The Villages and fourth in the 2018 PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic.

“I always felt that I could win out here but winning like this was beyond expectations,” the 57-year-old Carlson added. “It’s awesome to win with the ball in your hand and then coming through with a strike to do it. It’s how you dream of winning, but right now I’m having a hard time believing my good fortune.”

Carlson, who entered the position round match in sixth, beat non-member Chris Viale 288-245 to make the finals and earn the No. 3 qualifying position for the finals. Ironically, earlier in the week, Carlson seemed to have a spot in the finals locked for the PBA50 Mooresville Open, but dropped from second to sixth when he lost in the position round to eventual winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. with a 185 game.

To get to the title match, Carlson beat PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Tour winner Parker Bohn III, who qualified fifth for the finals, 227-182 in the second stepladder match, and then beat No. 2 qualifier reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr., 268-248, in the semifinal to advance to the title match against Mohr.

In the opening stepladder match, Bohn defeated Viale, who qualified fourth for the finals, 268-173.

Williams’ bid for a record-tying fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title to also become the sole all-time PBA50 Tour titles leader with 15 wins, ended with an eight-place finish. He remains tied with John Handegard at 14.

The PBA50 Tour takes a three-week break before it heads west to Brentwood, California for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 25-28.

Fans can catch all the action via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowliing. Visit www.flobowling.com for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 HAMILTON LANES & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OPEN

Presented by Columbia 300

Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment Center, Trenton, N.J., Sunday

Final standings:

1, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., $7,500.

2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $4,000.

3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $2,500

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,000.

5, Chris Viale, Westfield, Mass., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Viale, 268-173.

Match Two – Carlson def. Bohn, 227-182.

Semifinal – Carlson def. Haugen, 268-248.

Championship – Carlson def. Mohr 279-279 (Carlson won one-ball roll-off 10-8)

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 26 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall with bonus pins)

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 7-5, 6,396.
2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 7-4-1, 6,309.
3, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 6-5-1, 6,301.
4, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 6-6, 6,289.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 9-3, 6,275.
6, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 9-3, 6,272, $1,500.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 8-3-1, 6,234, $1,400.
8, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 8-4, 6,225, $1,375.
9, n-Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 8-3-1, 6,204, $1,350.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 5-6-1, 6,173, $1,325.
11, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 8-4, 6,154, $1,300.
12, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 8-3-1, 6,153, $1,280.
13, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 7-5, 6,147, $1,260.
14, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 5-7, 6,125, $1,240.
15, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 7-5, 6,114, $1,220.
16, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 6-6, 6,101, $1,200.
17, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 8-3-1, 6,083, $1,190.
18, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 5-5-2, 6,001, $1,180.
19, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 5-6-1, 5,971, $1,170.
20, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 5-6-1, 5,961, $1,160.
21, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 6-6, 5,908, $1,155.
22, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 5-7, 5,860, $1,150.
23, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3-9, 5,841, $1,145.
24, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 6-6, 5,833, $1,140.
25, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 6-6-0, 5,829, $1,135.
26, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 4-8, 5,797, $1,130.
27, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-9, 5,794, $1,125.
28, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 3-8-1, 5,756, $1,120.
29, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-9, 5,742, $1,115.
30, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 4-8, 5,737, $1,110.
31, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3-9, 5,634, $1,105.
32, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-9, 5,598, $1,100.

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 20 games. All players advance to second match play round. Includes match play record and total pinfall with bonus pins)

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-4, 4,824.
2, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-1, 4,821.
3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-2-1, 4,810.
4, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 3-3-, 4,798.
5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 4-1-1, 4,768.
6, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 5-1, 4,757.
7, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 5-1, 4,749.
8, ss-Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 4-2, 4,743.
9, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 5-1, 4,720.
10, n-Brian Boghosian, Agawam, Mass., 3-2-1, 4,709.
11, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-3-1, 4,699.
12, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3-2-1, 4,697.
13, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2-3-1, 4,684.
14, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3-2-1, 4,636.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 4,632.
16, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3-3, 4,617.
17, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3-2-1, 4,599.
18, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-4, 4,582.
19, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-2-1, 4,562.
20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 4,557.
20, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3-3, 4,557.
22, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3-3, 4,528.
23, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3-3, 4,508.
24, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3-2-1, 4,507.
25, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-3, 4,491.
26, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1-5, 4,476.
27, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 4,456.
28, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3-3, 4,440.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 0-6, 4,419.
30, John Neral, Vienna, Va., 1-5, 4,409.
31, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1-5, 4,323.
32, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1-5, 4,295.

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