PBA Spare Shots: Anthony Simonsen Wins $100,000 Bowlero Elite Series First Prize

by Bill Vint September 13, 2019 09:03

PBA two-handed star Anthony Simonsen defeated New Jersey middle school history teacher Amy Brehm, 258-220, to win the $100,000 top prize in the second of three Bowlero Elite Series tournaments featuring professional bowlers versus Bowlero amateur league bowlers.

Simonsen, who won the professional side of the Elite Series bracket by defeating three-time PWBA titlist Stefanie Johnson, was invited to participate in the special event along with fellow PBA stars EJ Tackett, Norm Duke, Bill O’Neill and Jesper Svensson. PWBA was represented by Johnson, Mexico’s Sandra Gongora and Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova.

In unrelated news, Simonsen has withdrawn from the PBA China Tiger Cup because of a previous business commitment and will be replaced in the exclusive eight-man field of PBA stars by fellow two-hander Kyle Troup, the next qualifier in line to make the trip. Simonsen was the No. 3 qualifier in competition points earned during the nine-event FloBowling PBA Summer Tour; Troup finished ninth in points.

The PBA’s inaugural trip to China is set for Nov. 19-22 for a singles competition including a field of Chinese bowlers along with a U.S. vs. China team event. The American contingent will include points leader Sean Rash, Tackett, Jason Sterner, AJ Johnson, O’Neill, Kyle Sherman, Tommy Jones and Troup.

NEW KUWAIT BOWLING CENTER TO HOST FINAL PBA-WORLD BOWLING TOUR EVENT

The newly renovated Kuwait Bowling Centre will host the final PBA International-World Bowling Tour event on the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule Oct. 31-Nov. 6. The tournament also is the final qualifying event for the World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals that will follow the Kuwait Open in the same facility.

kuwait bowling centerThe Kuwait Open will feature a prize fund of $218,000 with a $50,000 first prize. Other events remaining on the PBA-WBT schedule for 2019 are the Thailand Open, Sept. 27-Oct. 4 at Blu-O Paragon in Bangkok, and the U.S. Open, Oct. 23-30, at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Mooresville, N.C.

The 2019 World Bowling Tour Finals, culminating 12 months of international competition, will feature the top three male and top three female athletes from the 2019 WBT points list as of the completion of the Kuwait Open. For the first time, the WBT Finals also will include one male and one female from each of the three World Bowling zones (Asian, European and Pan American), expanding the field of contenders to six men and six women. Each zone will determine which of its athletes qualify for the finals.

The current WBT men’s top five points leaders are Americans Anthony Simonsen (2,712 points), Andrew Anderson (2,276), EJ Tackett (2,136), Kyle Troup (2,040) and England’s Stuart Williams (1,984). The top five women in points are Danielle McEwan (4,765), Liz Johnson (3,784), Indonesia’s Tannya Roumimper, Poland’s Daria Pajak and Colombia’s Clara Guerrero.

WRW, PDW INCLUDED IN UPPER DECK’S 2019 “GOODWIN CHAMPIONS” COLLECTION

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber, two of the PBA’s Hall of Fame legends, are included in an expansive “Upper Deck Goodwin Champions” collection of 150-plus trading cards featuring personalities from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics, theater and more. The cards, in base, horizontal and “splash of color” versions, are available online, at many sports collectible stores around the country, or through Upper Deck’s website, https://upperdeckstore.com/2019-goodwin-champions.html.

The Upper Deck “Goodwin Champions” collections are hobby boxes with a mix of card styles. The boxes come with three “hits” which can be autographs, memorabilia, relics, manufactured patches or 3-D lenticular inserts. Collectors can also expect several standard chase and mini cards as well.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: CHRIS BARNES WINS 28TH REGIONAL TITLE IN SHAWNEE

PBA Hall of Famer Chris Barnes from Double Oak, Texas defeated Dylan Burns of Garden City, Kan., to win the sixth annual PBA Grand Casino Resort & Hotel Southwest Invitational at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., Sunday.

Barnes, who earned his 28th PBA Regional title and the $4,000 winner’s check, won by a healthy 48-pin margin. He fell behind early in the final match as Burns started with four strikes, but Barnes responded with his own string of four, striking from the seventh frame through the 10th as Burns ran into all sorts of issues, helping Barnes to a 226-178 victory.

After 12 games of qualifying, both players received byes to the Round of 8 with Barnes the top qualifier and Burns right behind. In the best two-of-three-game Round of 8, Barnes defeated Keith Lesko from Prosper, Texas, 2-0, while Burns advanced with a 2-0 win over Austin Boulds of Creal Springs, Ill. In the semifinal round, Barnes squeaked by Anthony Lavery-Spahr from Pasadena, Texas, 245-231, while Burns eliminated Houston’s Shawn Maldonado, 219-203.

• Michael Davidson of Versailles, Ohio defeated Michael Martell of Brooklyn, N.Y., in a three-game total pins match, 640-617, to win his second PBA Regional title in the Boss Snow Plows/Ebonite Central/Midwest Open at PinHeads in Fishers, Ind., Sunday.

Davidson, who earned $3,000, downed Chris Colella of Indianapolis, 658-548, while Martell eliminated Patrick Dombrowski of Parma, Ohio, 646-568, in the semifinal round to set up the championship match.

The Sept. 13-15 PBA Regional schedule features the PBA50 King Pin Lanes Eastern Open in Rome, N.Y.; the Sturgis/Storm Central/Midwest Open at Sturgis Bowl in Sturgis, Mich.; the Fayetteville South Open at Lafayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C.; the Liberal Kansas Southwest Open Ayr Lanes, and a doubleheader at AMF Mardi Gras Lanes in Sacramento, Calif. – the PBA and PBA50 West/Northwest Capital City Opens presented by DV8 and Genesis.

PBA Regional activity scheduled for the Sept. 20-22 weekend include the PBA/PBA50 Over/Under Doubles at Millsboro Lanes in Millsboro, Del.; the EZ Bowl Central Open in Bluffton, Ind.; the Odessa Southwest Super Regional at Diamond Lanes in Odessa, Texas, and a tripleheader including the PBA Paradise Lanes Northwest/West Open, PBA50 Paradise Lanes Gary Mage Northwest/West Senior Open (both presented by 900 Global) plus the Jeanne Naccarato Women’s Open in Tacoma, Wash. On Saturday, Sept. 21, Ten Pin Alley in Fitchburg, Wis., also will host the Ten Pin Alley Midwest Open.

September’s busy calendar of PBA Regional events will conclude over the Sept. 27-29 weekend with the Bowlers Discount Pro Shop East Open presented by Radical at Terrace Lanes in Frederick, Md.; the PBA50 Mel Westrich Memorial Central/Midwest Open at Delphos Recreation in Delphos, Ohio; the PBA50 J&L Sports South Open at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, S.C.; the back-to-back PBA50 Junction City Bowl Southwest/Midwest Open I and II one-day events in Junction City, Kan.; and the 17th annual Double Decker Lanes West/Northwest Open presented by Roto Grip in Rohnert Park, Calif.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).

QUICK NOTES

• REMINDER: General admission and VIP tickets are now on sale for the 2019 PBA Clash that will take place on Monday, Oct. 21, at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. The Clash will include the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s top eight money-winners in a special elimination-format telecast that will air on FOX on Sunday, Nov. 3. VIP ticket packages are available for $50. General admission tickets are $20. Tickets can be ordered online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pba-clash-tickets-68818707607.

Chris and Lynda Barnes’ 15th annual Barnes Thanksgiving Classic, a youth scholarship tournament for scratch and handicap bowlers, will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Plano Super Bowl in Plano, Texas. For entry information and tournament rules, visit the Barnes Thanksgiving Classic page on Facebook.

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Sean Rash Leads Eight-Player Field into FloBowling PBA ATX Invite in Austin, Texas

by Jerry Schneider September 13, 2019 08:44

AUSTIN, Texas  – Led by top qualifier Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, the top eight players in FloBowling PBA Summer Tour points will battle head-to-head when the FloBowling PBA ATX Invite takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. ET at DART Bowl in Austin, Texas. The Go Bowling! PBA Tour special event will be livestreamed exclusively on FloBowling.

Joining Rash in the ATX Invite field are fellow PBA Tour stars EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Indiana; Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas; Jason Sterner, Rochester, New York; AJ Johnson, Oswego, Illinois; Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pennsylvania; Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Missouri, and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, South Carolina. All players earned berths in the non-title event based on USBC Cup points earned during nine FloBowling PBA Summer Tour tournaments held between June and the end of August at bowling centers across the U.S.

Here’s a look at each player’s Summer Tour highlights along with USBC Cup points earned:

Sean Rash (9,135 points) – Won the PBA Wolf Open during the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing presented by the brands of Ebonite International for his second win of the season and 14th of his career. He also finished fourth in the FloBowling PBA Illinois Open, and had runner-up finishes in the PBA Wilmington Open and PBA Bowlerstore.com Classic presented by Moxy’s Xtra Pair.

EJ Tackett (8,670) – The 13-time PBA Tour titlist and 2019 Barbasol PBA Tour Finals winner had five top-10 finishes during the Summer Tour highlighted by three in the top five. His best finishes were second in the PBA Bear and Illinois Opens.

Anthony Simonsen (7,660) – Seven-time tour titlist and 2019 PBA Players Championship winner closed the Summer Tour with three top-five finishes including a win in the Bear Open, second in the Wolf Open and fifth in the Illinois Open.

Jason Sterner (7,140) – Won the FloBowling PBA Illinois Open for his third tour title. Also had seventh-place finishes in both the Bowlerstore.com Classic and Wolf Open.

AJ Johnson (6,930) – A two-time PBA Tour runner-up, he had five top-10 finishes during the Summer Tour including second place in the Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles with partner Erin McCarthy.

Bill O’Neill (6,670) – Won the Harry O’Neale Chesapeake Open during the Summer Tour for his 11th career tour title. Also had a sixth-place finish in the Illinois Open.

Kyle Sherman (6,648) – Won the Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles with Amanda Greene for his first tour title, finished third in the Bear Open and fifth in the Wilmington Open.

Tommy Jones (5,790) – Won the PBA Bowlerstore.com Classic for his 19th career tour title and first in nearly two years.

The ATX Invite will feature a one-game, single-elimination match play bracket with the final match incorporating a best-of-three format. Players receive one point for each game won and if tied, will bowl a ninth and 10th frame roll-off to break the tie. The special event features a $67,000 prize fund with the winner taking home $25,000.

Action begins with the opening round of the bracket at 2 p.m. ET on Sept. 21 and the best-of-three format final starting at approximately 5 p.m. Eastern. Admission to the livestreaming at Dart Bowl – which is limited to 150 spectators – is $10 per person and tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 11 a.m. local time.

To access live and on-demand coverage of the ATX Invite and other PBA Tour events visit FloBowling.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the event across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and the App Store.

As a side note to the ATX Invite, if Kyle Sherman wins, he will earn enough to qualify for the earnings-based PBA Clash and eliminate PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke from the top eight for that event. The Clash will be contested on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Florida, for broadcast on FOX on Sunday, Nov. 3.

FLOBOWLING PBA ATX INVITE

Dart Bowl, Austin, Texas

Saturday, Sept. 21 (All times Eastern)

Opening round (one-game matches; losers eliminated)

2 p.m. - Match 1: No. 1 Sean Rash vs. No. 8 Tommy Jones

2:30 p.m. - Match 2: No. 4 Jason Sterner vs. No. 5 AJ Johnson

3 p.m. - Match 3: No. 2 EJ Tackett vs. No. 7 Kyle Sherman

3:30 p.m. - Match 4: No. 3 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 6 Bill O'Neill

Semifinals (one-game matches; losers eliminated)

4 p.m. - Semifinal 1: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner

4:30 p.m. - Semifinal 2: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner

Final

Finals (best-of-three format)

5 p.m. - Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

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Professional Bowler Anthony Simonsen Becomes First Professional to Win the Bowlero Elite Series, Earning a First Place Prize of $100,000

by Jerry Schneider September 12, 2019 14:38

New York, NY, Sept. 12th, 2019 – Professional bowler Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas, became the new Bowlero Elite Series Champion during the second installment of the pro-am series. The tournament gathered 16 of the world’s top professional and amateur bowlers at Bowlero North Brunswick for an exhilarating display of bowling’s best that crowned a new winner on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Simonsen, the 22-year-old professional bowler, competed against amateur bowler and Harrison, NJ, middle school teacher Amy Brehm in the title championship match (259-220) to win the second Bowlero Elite Series title and a $100,000 top prize—one of the largest winnings in the sport. Amy won a second-place prize of $65,000, with the tournament’s cash prizes totaling more than $250,000.

Prior to the final match, Simonsen went head-to-head with professional bowlers in three single-elimination matches where he competed against the national champion from Mexico, Sandra Gongora (225-218), 11-time PBA Titleholder and Team USA Member Bill O’Neill (246-245), and Five-Time World Champion Stefanie Johnson (258-227).

“It was really exciting getting to compete in the Bowlero Elite Series,” said Anthony Simonsen. “I love seeing two different sides of the sport come together as one. This event was made even more special when I found out about Bowlero Corp purchasing the PBA. Really looking forward to the future and competing again in December.”

Brehm’s matches during the tournament also had the crowd cheering as she competed at her home bowling center. Brehm went head-to-head with Bowlero league bowlers in three single-elimination matches where she played against Milwaukee father Torry Henderson (224-167), Puerto Rico native Rafael Pizarro (231-202), and fellow local league bowler and Bowlero North Brunswick pro shop manager Lucas Leandro (174-141).

“Participating in the Bowlero Elite Series was an unbelievable opportunity from the start and I’m very grateful to have made it so far,” said Amy Brehm. “While I didn’t win the tournament, I still took home $65,000 and am very proud to have represented my community and, hopefully, inspired my students to keep chasing their dreams.”

“Once again, the Bowlero Elite Series is proof that anything can happen on the lanes,” said Colie Edison, Chief Customer Officer for Bowlero Corp and President of the Bowlero Elite Series. “During this second tournament we saw some nail-biting matches, legends getting knocked out in the first round, and some truly inspirational players advance; proving just how dynamic the sport of bowling really is.”

The Bowlero Elite Series will continue with its third and final event of the year that will air on NBC on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m. at Bowlero Jupiter, Fla. Since the inaugural tournament in April, more than $1 million in prize money will have been awarded across all three Bowlero Elite Series events this year.

Bowlero Elite Series – Jupiter, Fla. – Saturday, December 28, at 3 p.m. on NBC

*All television coverage will also be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication.

The roster of competitors for the second event included bowling legend and five-time ESPY Award winner Norm Duke, three-time Mexican National Champion Sandra Gongora, five-time World Champion Stefanie Johnson, 10-time PBA Titleholder Bill O’Neill, four-time PBA Standard Titleholder Anthony Simonsen, Swedish National Team Member and 2016 PBA Tournament of Champions Titleholder Jesper Stevens, Team USA Member E.J. Tackett, and European Champion Diana Zavjalova. The eight amateur bowlers that competed are some of Bowlero’s best league bowlers and include Amy Brehm, Torry Henderson, Corey Kistner, Haley Kvarnberg, Lucas Leandro, Jeremy Milito, Rafael Pizarro, and Joshua Tajiri.

FINAL RESULTS

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Anthony Simonsen defeats Amy Brehm, 259-220

AMATEUR SEMIFINAL ROUND

Amy Brehm defeats Lucas Leandro, 174-141

PROFESSIONAL SEMIFINAL ROUND

Anthony Simonsen defeats Stefanie Johnson, 258-227

AMATEUR SECOND ROUND

Amy Brehm defeats Rafael Pizarro, 231-202

Lucas Leandro defeats Joshua Tajiri, 235-175

PROFESSIONAL SECOND ROUND

Anthony Simonsen defeats Bill O’Neill, 246-245

Stefani Johnson defeats EJ Tackett, 258-214

AMATEUR FIRST ROUND

Amy Brehm defeats Torry Henderson, 224-167

Lucas Leandro defeats Corey Kistner, 172-170

Rafael Pizarro defeats Jeremy Milito, 266-259

Joshua Tajiri defeats Haley Kvarnberg, 222-205

PROFESSIONAL FIRST ROUND

Anthony Simonsen defeats Sandra Gongora, 225-218

Stefanie Johnson defeats Jesper Svennson, 247-235

Bill O’Neill defeats Diana Zavjalova, 259-213

EJ Tackett defeats Norm Duke, 279-249

ABOUT THE BOWLERO ELITE SERIES
The Bowlero Elite Series is a groundbreaking sports property that brings together Bowlero Corp league bowlers and professional bowlers from across the sport to compete for cash prizes in excess of $1 million dollars. The Bowlero Elite Series is sponsored by Bowlero Corp, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers, with over 300 locations under four distinctive brands: Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, AMF, and Brunswick Zone. For more information on Bowlero Corp and the Bowlero Elite Series, please visit BowleroCorp.com and BowleroEliteSeries.com.

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Bowlero Corp Announces Purchase of the Professional Bowlers Association

by Jerry Schneider September 10, 2019 10:30

New York, NY, September 10, 2019 – Bowlero Corp, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers, announced today its purchase of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), the pinnacle of professional bowling since 1958. The purchase brings unprecedented innovation to the sport as it combines Bowlero’s industry expertise with the PBA’s global talent pool and fan base, which together will elevate the sport of bowling to new heights.

Under the new agreement, Bowlero Corp establishes itself as the first media company in the sport, dedicated to growing and enhancing the PBA experience. All scheduled tournaments and programming will continue, with plans to build upon key initiatives including the PBA’s groundbreaking FOX Sports partnership, featuring enhanced telecasts with new technology and deeper storytelling, while bringing an engaged community of fans further into the fold.

Bowlero Corp Chief Customer Officer Colie Edison will serve as the CEO; PBA Commissioner Tom Clark will continue in that role.

“The PBA is rich with history and home to the top players in the sport, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world,” said Edison. “This acquisition is about leveraging resources to give the PBA Tour the support and funding it deserves, building value for dedicated members nationwide, and expanding the brand’s overall visibility.”

Clark said the acquisition is a major step forward for the PBA and a watershed moment for the sport itself. “Bowlero Corp has proven itself to be a champion for bowling in the entertainment world, enhancing the experience for the over 28 million guests who visit their bowling centers each year,” said Clark. “They’ve transformed the game for a new generation of competitors and enthusiasts, and with this acquisition we will build on our current momentum and create more opportunities for our players and fans.”

“Millions of Americans love to bowl and love to watch professional bowling,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP, Head of Programming & Scheduling.“Bringing Bowlero, the PBA, and FOX Sports together allows us to elevate the sport and meet a large and increasingly growing audience demand.”

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. To learn more about the PBA, please visit PBA.com.

About Bowlero Corp

Bowlero Corp is the largest owner and operator of bowling centers in the world, with more than 300 locations, across the U.S., Mexico and Canada specializing in corporate and private events as well as league and retail bowling. The company’s portfolio of bowling center brands include Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, AMF Bowling Co., and Brunswick Zone, serving over 28 million guests each year. For more information, please visit BowleroCorp.com.

About The pba

The PBA is an organization of more than 3,000 members from 30 countries who compete in a multi-level competition program each year: the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional Tour, PBA Women’s Regional, and PBA50 Tour events. The 2019 season marked the 60th consecutive year of nationally-televised competition, reaching bowling fans around the world who watch the PBA on FOX, as well as CBS Sports Network, and who follow PBA activities through the PBA’s OTT platform, Flo Bowling, For more information on the PBA, please visit PBA.com.

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Denmark’s Carsten Hansen Wins PBA-WBT Storm Lucky Larsen Masters for First PBA Tour Title

by Bill Vint September 8, 2019 12:12

HELSINGBORG, Sweden – Denmark’s Carsten Hansen, a 26-year-old seventh-year Professional Bowlers Association member, was nearly perfect Sunday in defeating American two-handed player Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, 289-247, to win the PBA International-World Bowling Tour Storm Lucky Larsen Masters at Olympia Bowling for his first PBA Tour title.

Hansen, a PBA member since 2012 and a veteran of several PBA World Series of Bowling since then, dominated the Lucky Larsen Masters. He was the qualifying leader, earned the top berth in the four-man stepladder finals and then threw 10 strikes to start the championship match before missing his chance for a 300 game when he left the 3 pin on his 11th shot.

Hansen won a title in a PBA Regional doubles event in Las Vegas in 2013 but had never finished higher than ninth place in a PBA Tour event (2014 PBA Cheetah Championship).

Via, who also was bowling for his first PBA Tour title, recorded his best career finish after eliminating fellow American players Jake Peters of Henderson, Nevada, in the first stepladder match, 245-238, and Michael Tang of San Francisco, 247-200, in the semifinal match.

The Helsingborg tournament – named in honor of Swedish PBA star Martin Larsen – involved multiple six-game qualifying squads to arrive at 52 finalists. Qualifiers 17-40 plus 12 other special qualifiers bowled the four-game Step One, with the top 16 advancing to Step Two along with qualifiers 1-18. The 34 players in Step Two bowled a six-game block, with the top 18 advancing to Step Three for another six-game round. The top four based on 12-game totals from Steps 2 and 3 determined the stepladder finalists.

Two PBA International-WBT events remain on the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule along with the FloBowling ATX Invite and the U.S. Open. The WBT Thailand Open will take place in Bangkok Sept. 27-Oct. 4 and the Kuwait Open at Kuwait Bowling Center in Kuwait City Oct. 31-Nov. 6. The ATX Invite is a special non-title, non-points event that will take place Sept. 21 at Dart Bowl in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Open, the final major championship on the 2019 schedule, will be held Oct. 23-30 at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Mooresville, North Carolina.

PBA INTERNATIONAL-WORLD BOWLING TOUR STORM LUCKY LARSEN MASTERS
Olympia Bowling, Helsingborg, Sweden, Sunday

Final Standings:
1, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, $15,408.
2, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, $11,299.
3, Michael Tang, San Francisco, $8,218.
4, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., $6,163.

Stepladder Results:
Match One – Via def. Peters, 245-238.
Semifinal Match – Via def. Tang, 247-200.
Championship – Hansen def. Via, 289-247.

Step Three Cashers (after 12 games; top 4 advanced to stepladder finals):
1, Hansen, 2,890.
2, Tang, 2,838.
3, Via, 2,800.
4, Peters, 2,799.
5, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,771, $4,622.
6, Teemu Putkisto, Finland, 2,763, $3,595.
7, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,750, $3,082.
8, Tomas Käyhkö, Finland, 2,746, $2,568.
9, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,741, $2,260.
10, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,719, $2,054.
11 (tie), Dom Barrett, England, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,693, $1,798.
13, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., $1,695.
14, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,656, $1,644.
15, Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 2,654, $1,592.
16, Stuart Williams, England, 2,607, $1,541.
17, Karl Wahlgren, Sweden, 2,544, $1,515.
18, Khaled Aldebayyan, Kuwait, $1,489.

Step Two Cashers (did not advance, after 6 games):
19, Arnar Jonsson, Sweden, 1,282, $1,464.
20 (tie), Mitch Hupé, Canada, and Niko Oksanen, Finland, 1,271, $1,425.
22, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,269, $1,387.
23, Oscar Rodriguez, Colombia, 1,249, $1,361.
24, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,232, $1,335.
25, Tony Wong, Hong Kong, 1,231, $1,310.
26, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,226, $1,284.
27, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 1,222, $1,258.
28, Sandra Andersson, Sweden, 1,219, $1,233.
29, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,200, $1,207.
30, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 1,183, $1,130.
31, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 1,181, $1,079.
32, Jarno Lahti, Finland, 1,173, $1,027.

Step One Cashers (did not advance, after 4 games):
33, Edwar Rey, Colombia, 844, $1,002.
34, Saleh Salem, Kuwait, 842, $976.
35, Patrik Nilsson, Sweden, 841, $950.
36, Victoria Johansson, Sweden, 837, $924.
37, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 833, $899.
38, Mikkel Sorensen, Denmark, 829, $873.
39, Artemy Hudiakov, Latvia, $847.
40, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 826, $822.
41, Michael Mak, Hong Kong, 811, $796.
42 (tie), Pyry Puharinen, Finland, and Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 797, $763.
44 (tie), Brad Miller, Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Jan Macek, Czechoslovakia, 795, $706.
46, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 789, $668.
47, Jusso Rikkola, Finland, 780, $642.
48, Viktor Albihn, Sweden, 775, $616.
49, Christer Rapp, Sweden, 771, $591.
50, Tannya Lopez, Mexico, 759, $565.
51, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 744, $539.
52, Mikael Andersson, Sweden, 639, $514.

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