PBA Spare Shots: Bowlers Journal Features Veteran Go Bowling! PBA Tour Sideline Reporter Kimberly Pressler

by Bill Vint May 17, 2019 12:16

Kimberly Pressler, the cover subject for the May issue of Bowlers Journal International, has been a mainstay on the sidelines of Go Bowling! PBA Tour telecasts now for nine years. The dawn of the PBA Tour’s FOX Sports era this season saw her role expand with that network as she now serves up scoops for viewers about adjustments and storylines the audience would not know about if Pressler were not down in the trenches with the players and tour reps.

But Pressler had been doing TV long before her arrival in the pro bowling world. She covered a range of sports including Motocross, snocross, truck racing, X Games events and much more for major networks such as MTV, NBC and ABC. As you will hear in her conversation with BJI Editor Gianmarc Manzione in a Bowlers Journal Podcast, some of those prior TV gigs made for some pretty hair-raising experiences that Pressler never will forget.

The conversation covers a broad range of topics, including the 20th anniversary of Pressler's win in the 1999 Miss USA pageant, what it was like to subsequently work for Donald Trump and live in Trump Tower as the first Miss USA since his acquisition of the Miss Universe Organization, and what it was like to dine with Trump and his then-girlfriend Melania (now First Lady Melania Trump) after Pressler arrived in New York City following her Miss USA win.

To listen to the conversation, visit: https://soundcloud.com/user-658733792/kimberlyeditfinal

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: DOTY, KRETZER WIN BALDO CAMPANA MEMORIAL TITLES

Zach Doty of Campbellsville, Ky. defeated Graham Fach of Urbana, Ohio, 208-202, to win his first PBA Regional title in the PBA Baldo Campana Memorial/Ohio Lottery Central Open presented by DV8 at Rebman Recreation in Lorain, Ohio Saturday while Brian Kretzer of Kettering, Ohio won the “senior” half of the doubleheader.

Doty, a 24-year-old PBA rookie, earned $2,000 along with his first title. He downed Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, 231-200, while Fach edged Mike Clark Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, 199-168, in the semifinal round to set up the championship match.

Kretzer defeated non-PBA member Chuck Tompkins of Reynoldsburg, Ohio by 62 pins to win the PBA50 Baldo Campana Memorial/Ohio Lottery Central/Midwest Open title, presented by MOTIV.

Kretzer finished with a 6-4 match play record and a total of 4,283 pins for 18 games, including match play bonus pins, to win the $1,500 first prize, his 12th career PBA50 regional title and his fourth PBA50 regional title of 2019.

• Darren Tang of Las Vegas; Henry Dawson of Elma, Wash., and Danaka Heekin of Woodinville, Wash., were victorious in a PBA Northwest Region tripleheader at Daffodil Bowl at Puyallup, Wash., Sunday.

Tang posted a 5-7 match play record and a 20-game total of 4,836 pins, including match play bonus pins, to win Sunday’s PBA FiX Auto of Puyallup Open, a standard PBA Northwest Regional event, by 47 pins over Jordan Jung of Canada. The win was worth $2,000 first prize and his fifth regional title.

Dawson won the PBA50 portion of the tripleheader with a 5-3 match play record and 3,354 total pins, beating Rob Rice of Sunnyside, Wash., by two pins for the $1,500 first prize and his first PBA50 Regional title.

Heekin had a 5-2 match play record and knocked down 3,081 total pins for her 14 games to top non-PBA member Correen Lieber of Phoenix, Ariz. in the PBA special women’s event to earn the $800 first prize.

Over the May 17-19 weekend, the PBA Midwest Region returns to Glo Bowl in Marengo, Ill., for the Glo Bowl Midwest Open presented by 900 Global. Also scheduled are the PBA50 Cherokee Lanes South Open presented by Roto Grip in Canton, Ga., and the Waxahachie Southwest Challenge for non-titlists at Hilltop Lanes in Waxahachie, Texas.

PBA Regionals over the Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25) will include the Colony Park Lanes Challenge for non-titlists, presented by Columbia 300, in York, Pa., and the annual Celeste Walker Midwest/Central Open presented by Track at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● 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

The 17th Pioneers Tournament for PBA membership in China this week in Shanghai qualified three more bowlers for PBA membership eligibility. They join 97 players who qualified in previous Pioneers Tournaments conducted by Frank Zhao since 2014, bringing the total number of Chinese bowlers who have qualified for PBA membership to 100. Since the program began, Pioneers Tournaments have been held throughout China with hundreds of bowlers from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, Japan and The Philippines participating.

Kai Strothers, the 10-year-old Maplewood boy who became the youngest New Jersey bowler to roll a certified 300 game and later rolled the ceremonial first ball at the PBA Tournament of Champions at the PBA’s invitation, was recognized as part of the annual "Essex County Celebrates Youth" Program at the Hall of Records in Newark recently. The annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout Essex County for their notable achievements.

Strothers, who is passionate and knowledgeable about bowling, bears the nickname "Popcorn" because while bowling he was snacking on popcorn and it was said the secret was in the popcorn.

The latest Playoffs In Brief episode covering last week’s telecast is now available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsfecmEdxbs

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PBA Spare Shots: Pete Weber Wins 47th Regional, Joins Walter Ray Williams Jr. in “100 PBA Titles Club”

by Bill Vint May 7, 2019 12:12

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber has now won 37 PBA Tour, 47 standard PBA Regional, 11 PBA50 Tour and five PBA50 Regional titles, joining Walter Ray Williams Jr. as the only players to win a combined total of 100 PBA titles.

The 56-year-old St. Ann, Mo., resident joined the exclusive “100 PBA Titles” club after defeating Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Mo., by 75 pins to win the BowlersMart/Bowlero Midwest Open presented by Brunswick at Brunswick Zone Lakeside in Valley Park, Mo., Sunday.

Weber, who won his 99th title almost two years ago in the 2017 PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind., won nine of his 12 matches and posted a 20-game total of 4,643 pins Sunday, including match play bonus pins, to win his 100th combined PBA title.

Williams is the record-holder, with a total of 112 titles at all levels of PBA competition (47 PBA Tour, 33 PBA Regional, 14 PBA50 Tour and 18 PBA50 Regional). Weber also joined Williams late in 2018 as the second player in PBA history to surpass $4 million in career earnings. Williams is the all-time PBA earnings leader with just over $4.8 million.

By winning his 47th standard Regional title and his 52nd including his five PBA50 Regional wins, Weber is one title behind Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., in both of those categories.

Sherman finished the Valley Park tournament with a 7-5 match play record and 4,568 pins, 70 ahead of 2018 PBA Rookie of the Year Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn. Weber earned $2,500, Sherman $1,500 and Doyle $1,250.

YOUNG CANCER SURVIVOR HONORED AT PBA REGIONAL IN MYRTLE BEACH

The PBA South Region and Myrtle Beach Bowl, the host center for the Brighton Construction Myrtle Beach South Open, paid tribute to 8-year-old cancer survivor and PBA super fan Titus Radosti in late April, according to reporter Ian Klein of WMBF News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

“I like when you throw the ball and it hits these pins,” the young Radosti told Klein.

While dealing with leukemia, Titus found peace watching professional bowling, his father, Rob Radosti, said. “It was like a glimmer of hope for him among just a couple other things.”

Now in remission, Titus has been able to fulfill his dream by joining a local youth bowling league and he got to take part in the Myrtle Beach PBA event, including rolling the ceremonial first ball.

“If he can beat cancer, he can become a pro. I’m sure he has his dreams and his goals set high,” said seven-time PBA Tour titlist Ryan Ciminelli.

“We just hope that our story can be a glimmer of hope for anyone in Myrtle Beach who is facing a giant like we faced,” said Rob Radosti.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: BRAD MILLER REPEATS AS JUNCTION CITY CHAMP

Brad Miller from Lee’s Summit, Mo., defeated Canada’s Francois Lavoie in their final position round match, 247-181, to successfully defend his 2018 Junction City Bowl title and claim his fourth PBA Regional title in the 12th annual PBA Junction City Bowl Southwest/Midwest Open on Sunday in Junction City, Kan.

After eight games, Miller was in 10th place, advancing to third after the five-game casher’s round before finally overtaking Lavoie after game five of the eight-game round-robin match play finals. Lavoie regained the lead after game six before Miller took a five-pin lead going into the final game. Miller started the pivotal game with four strikes as Lavoie suffered an early open and was unable to offer any challenge after that. Miller’s win earned him the $2,500 first prize.

• Dick Allen of Lexington, S.C., won his 24th PBA Regional title Sunday, defeating seven-time PBA Tour champion Ryan Ciminelli of Clarence, N.Y., 222-163, to win the second annual PBA B&R Hauling Aberdeen South Open at Sandhills Bowling Center in Aberdeen, N.C.

Allen, who led the event wire-to-wire, qualified in the number one position for the stepladder finals with a 20-game pinfall including bonus pins of 4,499. Allen started the final match with a spare followed by three strikes while Ciminelli suffered two unmakeable splits in the first three frames and could never overcome the early deficit.  

In the first stepladder match, Trevor Roberts of Crystal River, Fla., defeated last week’s Myrtle Beach Open champion, Brandon Curtis of Manson, N.C., 240-213. Ciminelli then eliminated Roberts, 215-190, in the semifinal match.

• Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio defeated Patrick Dombrowski of Parma, Ohio by 20 pins Sunday to win the PBA Taylor Kia Central/East Open presented by Hammer at Holiday Bowl in Struthers, Ohio.

Via finished with a 9-3 match play record and a total of 4,616 pins for 20 games, including match play bonus pins, for his second PBA Regional title and the $2,500 top prize. Dombrowski posted an 8-4 match play record and knocked down 4,596 pins.

PBA Regional tournaments over the May 10-12 weekend include the PBA and PBA50 Baldo Campana Memorial/Ohio Lottery Central Opens presented by DV8 and MOTIV, respectively, at Rebman Recreation in Lorain, Ohio, and a PBA Northwest Region “tripleheader” in Puyallup, Wash., including the PBA and PBA50 Daffodil Bowl Opens presented by Roto Grip plus the Daffodil Bowl Women’s Open.

Over the May 17-19 weekend, the PBA Midwest Region returns to Glo Bowl in Marengo, Ill., for the Glo Bowl Midwest Open presented by Global 900. Also scheduled are the PBA50 Cherokee Lanes South Open presented by Roto Grip in Canton, Ga., and the Waxahachie Southwest Challenge for non-titlists at Hilltop Lanes in Waxahachie, Texas.

PBA Regionals over the Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25) will include the Colony Park Lanes Challenge for non-titlists, presented by Columbia 300, in York, Pa., and the annual Celeste Walker Midwest/Central Open presented by Track at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● 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

The latest “PBA Playoffs in Brief” episode is now available on PBA’s YouTube channel at this link: https://youtu.be/Ibje4PBibKs.

Renowned bowling instructor Tom Kouros, the author of the best-selling “Par Bowling” and a member of the USBC Hall of Fame, died on April 28 at his home in Deer Park, Ill., after a lengthy illness. He was 92.

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PBA Spare Shots: New PBA Console Video Game to Debut in the Fall

by Bill Vint May 3, 2019 12:20

The PBA and FarSight Studios have partnered to create an official PBA-licensed console video game. The game will feature dozens of venues and playing environments, quickplay and local multi-player modes, online leaderboards, E-Sports style online tournaments and more. 

More than 20 PBA pros will be included in the launch of the game and PBA Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen will provide in-game commentary during all the action.

Due out in late Fall 2019, the game will be available for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Oculus. A quick look at the PBA Pro Bowling can be found here: https://youtu.be/d6MCnY4Uq6w.

MISSOURI FRIENDS BUILDING FANS THROUGH SUCCESSFUL YOUTUBE VENTURE

Missouri friends, PBA doubles partners and singles rivals (depending upon the event), Brad Miller of Lee’s Summit and Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon have created a popular YouTube channel (Brad & Kyle) that has generated more than 30,000 subscribers and in excess of 3.5 million views since its debut in 2018.

MillerMiller and Sherman, who finished second as partners in the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship earlier in the 2019 season, have produced nearly 150 YouTube episodes providing their followers with an inside – sometimes irreverent – glimpse of life on the PBA Tour. Among their episodes: Dogs Vs. Hydrant, Cooking w/Pro Bowlers, We Made it to Portland, When Dreams Come True and many others.

To subscribe to Brad & Kyle’s channel at no cost, visit this link and click on the “Subscribe” button: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUf8pyBxiCWZXVeGf4eVn3g/featured.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: FINDLING WINS INTENSE FINALE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Joe Findling from Mesquite, Texas, survived a tense final match to win his eighth PBA Regional title in the PBA Oklahoma City Planet Bowl Southwest Open, presented by Roto Grip, Sunday.

Findling led throughout qualifying and held a 64-pin lead over Sean Lavery-Spahr of Pasadena, Texas, going into the final position round match. Lavery-Spahr needed to win the match by 35 pins and pick up the 30 match play bonus pins to deny Findling the title. After both players opened in the first frame, Lavery-Spahr strung seven strikes before leaving a 10 pin in the ninth frame, eventually finishing with a 244 game.

It wasn’t enough. Findling threw two strikes in his 10th frame to finish with 227 and a 4,965 pinfall total, topping Lavery-Spahr’s 4,948 to claim the $2,500 winner’s check.

Kyle Cook of Centerville, Ohio defeated Mike Eaton Jr. of Wyoming, Mich., 201-180, to win the PBA’s Greater Richmond Central Open at Richmond 40 Bowl in Richmond, Ind., Sunday.

Cook, who earned his second regional title and $2,000 for the one-day, reduced entry fee event, downed Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, 244-212, while Eaton eliminated Kyle Mayberry of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 241-183, to set up the championship match.

• Brandon Curtis of Manson, N.C. wins his second PBA Regional title Sunday, defeating Chris Polizzi of Spring Hill, Fla., 222-178, to win the fourth annual PBA Brighton Construction Myrtle Beach South Open at Myrtle Beach Lanes in South Carolina.

Curtis, who qualified in the number one position for the stepladder finals with a 17-game pinfall of 3,875, led the event wire-to-wire. In the opening match, Polizzi eliminated Sean Connolly of Apopka, Fla., 211-191, and then easily defeated Mike Coffey of Melbourne, Fla., 246-189, in the semifinal contest to advance to the championship match.

In the title match Curtis started with three strikes while Polizzi had two opens in the first three frames. Curtis then coasted to the $2,600 first prize.

• Randy Macomber of University Place, Wash., and partner Dean Richards of Tacoma, Wash. teamed up to win Sunday’s PBA/PBA50 Tumwater Lanes Doubles title presented by MOTIV in Tumwater, Wash.

In Sunday’s title match, Macomber and Richards defeated Mark Hanken of Prineville, Ore., and Chris Tuholski of Troutdale, Ore., 447-433, to claim the $4,000 first prize. Macomber earned his first PBA Regional title and Richards his fifth Regional title.

In the best-of-three-game semifinal round, Macomber and Richards eliminated Rob Rice of Sunnyside, Wash. and Evan Nash of Kennewick, Wash., 2-1, while Hanken and Tuholski ousted Blaine Weninger of Happy Valley, Ore. and his partner, non-member Thomas Ault Jr., both of Portland, Ore., 2-0.

The May calendar of PBA Regional competition begins over the May 3-5 weekend with the Taylor Kia Central/East Open presented by Hammer at Holiday Bowl in Struthers, Ohio; the Bowlersmart/Bowlero Midwest Open presented by Brunswick at Brunswick Zone Lakeside in Valley Park, Mo.; the Junction City Bowl Southwest/Midwest Open in Junction City, Kan., and the B&R Hauling Aberdeen South Open at Sandhills Bowling Center in Aberdeen, N.C.

PBA Region tournaments over the May 9-11 weekend include the PBA and PBA50 Baldo Campana Memorial/Ohio Lottery Central Opens presented by DV8 and MOTIV, respectively, at Rebman Recreation in Lorain, Ohio, and a PBA Northwest Region “tripleheader” in Puyallup, Wash., including the PBA and PBA50 Daffodil Bowl Opens presented by Roto Grip plus the Daffodil Bowl Women’s Open.

Over the May 17-19 weekend, the PBA Midwest Region returns to Glo Bowl in Marengo, Ill., for the Glo Bowl Midwest Open presented by Global 900. Also scheduled are the PBA50 Cherokee Lanes South Open presented by Roto Grip in Canton, Ga., and the Waxahachie Southwest Challenge for non-titlists at Hilltop Lanes in Waxahachie, Texas.

PBA Regionals over the Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25) will include the Colony Park Lanes Challenge for non-titlists, presented by Columbia 300, in York, Pa., and the annual Celeste Walker Midwest/Central Open presented by Track at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● 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

• Denise Roth, wife of PBA Hall of Famer Mark Roth, has reported that Mark recently suffered a heart attack, but is in recovery in a New York hospital.

PBA’s YouTube followers can find weekly recaps on the PBA Channel. Here’s a link to Week 3 of the PBA Playoffs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ceDWwCRvC8.

Newly-inducted USBC Hall of Famer Chris Barnes has been elected to a three-year term on the USBC Board of Directors by Team USA athletes, filling the vacancy created by the expiration of Bill O’Neill’s term as of August 1. The other athletes on the board are PBA titlist Rhino Page, PBA titlist and USBC Hall of Famer Kelly Kulick and PWBA champion Josie Barnes (no relation to Chris).

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Jason Belmonte Wins DHC PBA Japan Invitational for Fourth 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour Title

by Bill Vint April 28, 2019 06:00

TOKYO, Japan – Australia’s two-handed star, Jason Belmonte, defeated top qualifier Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, 224-213, to win the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl on Sunday for his fourth title of the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season and the 22nd of his career.

With the win, the 35-year-old Belmonte moved into a tie for 11th place on the PBA all-time titles list with PBA Hall of Famer Marshall Holman.

After qualifying third for the stepladder finals, Belmonte eliminated Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 245-220, and Japan’s Takuya Miyazawa, 227-189, to advance to the title match. Barnes defeated defending DHC champion Dom Barrett of England, 253-222, in the first match.

“I’ve traveled to Japan to bowl for fifteen years and I’ve never won,” Belmonte said. “Winning in front of the Japanese crowd means a lot; I’m very honored.

“Jakob bowled incredible all week. I feel for the leaders,” he continued. “It’s unfortunate to dominate a tournament and then lose it all in one game. It took me fifteen years but I feel quite certain Jakob will do it much sooner than that.”

The difference in the tightly-contested championship match was Butturff’s failure to convert the 3-5-6-9 “bucket” in the second frame. The loss prevented Butturff from claiming his third title of the year, which would have put him in a title-tie with Belmonte. Instead, Belmonte further enhanced his bid for 2019 PBA Player of the Year honors.

“At 2:30 this morning, Tim Mack (his bowling ball rep) called me and said he had an idea to drill me a different ball and I bowled amazing with it today,” Belmonte said.

PBA’s live streaming partner, FloBowling, provided live coverage of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational. Full coverage of the finals, along with match play and qualifying rounds, is available for on-demand viewing on flobowling.com for FloBowling subscribers.

Coverage of the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season continues Monday with Round of 16 coverage of the PBA Playoffs at 9 p.m. EDT from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, on FS1. Monday’s “Race to 2 Points” matches will feature Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas against Rhino Page of Orlando, and EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, vs. Colombia’s Andres Gomez.

DHC PBA JAPAN INVITATIONAL
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday

Final Standings
1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, $44,650.
2, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., $22,330.
3, Takuya Miyazawa, Japan, $11,150.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, $8,900.
5, Dom Barrett, England, $7,100.

Stepladder Results
Match One – Barnes def. Barrett, 253-222.
Match Two – Belmonte def. Barnes, 245-220.
Semifinal Match – Belmonte def. Miyazawa, 227-189.
Championship – Belmonte def. Butturff, 224-213.

Final Match Play Standings (after 28 games, including match play bonus pins)
1, Butturff, 13-3, 6,917.
2, Miyazawa, 11-5, 6,619.
3, Belmonte, 10-4-2, 6,503.
4, Barrett, 10-5-1, 6,495.
5, Barnes, 8-8, 6,196.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 11-5, 6,194, $3,750.
7, Tomoyuki Sasaki, Japan, 8-8, 6,187, $3,570.
8, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 8-6-2, 6,175, $3,370.
9, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 7-9, 6,109, $3,300.
10, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 8-8, 6,061, $3,200.
11, Shusaku Asato, Japan, 7-9, 6,015, $3,030.
12, Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 5-11, 6,006, $2,940.
13, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 5-11, 6,000, $2,850.
14, Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 6-10, 5,969, $2,760.
15, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 5-11, 5,892, $2,680.
16, Kosuke Shirai, Japan, 3-12-1, 5,758, $2,500.

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Jakob Butturff Leads Top 16 Qualifiers into Match Play in DHC PBA Japan Invitational

by Bill Vint April 27, 2019 06:41

TOKYO, Japan – Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, in pursuit of his third title of the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season, topped the field of 16 finalists who advanced to the match play finals of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational Saturday at Tokyo Port Bowl.

Butturff, who won the PBA Oklahoma Open and the USBC Masters earlier in the year, rolled averaged for a 12-game total of 2,793 pins and a 93-pin lead over Japan’s Tomoyuki Sasaki. Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, the 2015 DHC PBA Japan Invitational winner, was 18 pins behind Sasaki in third place followed by defending champion Dom Barrett of England with a 2,645 total and Japan’s Takuya Miyazawa in fifth with 2,640 pins. Australia’s Jason Belmonte, the PBA Tour’s only three-time winner in 2019, made it into the match play finals in 16th place, 23 pins ahead of fellow two-handed competitor Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, North Carolina.

PBA’s live streaming partner, FloBowling, is providing live coverage of the DHC event. Two eight-game round-robin match play rounds will air at 7:30 and 11:50 p.m. EST today followed by the five-player stepladder finals at 4:30 a.m. EST Sunday. First prize is $44,650 plus a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member.

For fans who prefer a more convenient time to watch, each FloBowling segment from Japan will be available on demand shortly after the shows air live. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com.

DHC PBA JAPAN INVITATIONAL
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday

Final Qualifying Round Standings (after 12 games; top 16 advanced to round-robin match play; top five after 28 games advance to stepladder finals):

1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,793.
2, Tomoyuki Sasaki, Japan, 2,700.
3, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,682.
4, Dom Barrett, England, 2,645.
5, Takuya Miyazawa, Japan, 2,640.
6, Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 2,625.
7, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,619.
8, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,616.
9, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,589.
10, Kosuke Shirai, Japan, 2,587.
11, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,562.
12, Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 2,561.
13, Shusaku Asato, Japan, 2,534.
14, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,528.
15, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,520.
16, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,519.

Other Cashers (after 12 games):
17, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,496, $1,780.
18, Stevie Weber, Japan, 2,479, $1,780.
19, Nobuhlto Fujii, Japan, 2,446, $1,690.
20, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,441, $1,690.
21 (tie), Mai Takasaka, Japan, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,422, $1,600.
23, Yuta Saito, Japan, 2,421, $1,510.
24, Takashi Taniai, Japan, 2,386, $1,510.
25, Stuart Williams, England, 2,384, $1,420.
26, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,374, $1,420.
27, Yuka Sasaki, Japan, 2,373, $1,340.
28, Urara Himeji, Japan, 2,368, $1,240.
29, Shuma Sakamoto, Japan, 2,353, $1,340.
30, Hideaki Hata, Japan, 2,348, $1,250.
30, He Yeo Yun, South Korea, 2,348, $1,250.
32, Mai Fujita, Japan, 2,346, $1,250.
33, Hidekazu Wada, Japan, 2,343, $1,250.
34, Hiroko Shimizu, Japan, 2,321, $1,250.
35, Ryoya Tanaka, Japan, 2,310, $1,250.
36 (tie), Manae Kameshima, Japan, and Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 2,303, $1,160.
38, Hayato Hijikata, Japan, 2,285, $1,160.
39, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 2,277, $1,160.
40, Tsuguo Tsukahara, Japan, 2,267, $1,160.
41, Misaki Mukoutani, Japan, 2,258, $1,070.
42, Rina Asada, Japan, 2,228, $1,070.
43, Kazuma Noborikawa, Japan, 2,204, $1,070.
44, Susumu Okuoka, Japan, 2,136, $1,070.
45, Yuki Akiyoshi, Japan, 2,128, $980.
46, Mihoko Matsuoka, Japan, 2,120, $980.
47, Akiho Mitzutani, Japan, 2,105, $980.
48, Junko Shiraishi, Japan, 2,103, $980.

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