PBA Spare Shots: Xtra Frame on FloBowling Debuts Multi-Stream Options for PBA50, XF Tour Events

by Bill Vint August 16, 2018 10:37

As the PBA “senior” players wrapped up their regular season this week with the third annual PBA60 Dick Weber Championship, PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling unveiled a new multi-stream system to provide subscribers with a “sneak peek” at enhanced viewing options to watch a variety of players.

For the Dick Weber Championship, an event that included a field of 97 players 60 and older, FloBowling began using six streams covering five different pairs of lanes along with a sixth “FloZone” stream that is similar to DirectTV’s “Red Zone” channel. A banner at the bottom of the screen includes links to the available pairs of lanes being streamed. The “FloZone” channel provides live commentary by the Xtra Frame announcing team, but the remaining channels provide scoring and allow viewers the opportunity to watch the players in action.

The Dick Weber Championship, presented by 900 Global, concluded today at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., wrapping up with the stepladder finals airing live on PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling at 1 p.m. EDT.

For the upcoming the Go Bowling! PBA Tour events on PBA Xtra Frame in Middletown, Delaware, multi-stream options will be expanded to 10 simultaneous streams. That means, if there are four players on any given pair of lanes, viewers will have the ability to watch 40 different players on 10 different pairs of lanes during any given game. In Coldwater, Ohio the following week, all eight pairs in 16-lane Pla-Mor Lanes will be live-streamed throughout the event.

Xtra Frame on FloBowling coverage of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s 10th anniversary Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown, Del., is set for Saturday and Sunday, with the stepladder finals airing on Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT. The PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic takes place in Coldwater Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. PBA Tour titles will be at stake in both exclusive PBA Xtra Frame Tour events.

All PBA Xtra Frame events on FloBowling are covered live, from first ball to last. Existing Xtra Frame subscribers need to transition their current subscriptions to FloBowling by visiting https://www.flobowling.com/claim-account. New subscribers can enroll at FloBowling.com.

PETRAGLIA, VOSS TO JOIN END-OF-SEASON PBA50 STORM INVITATIONAL QUALIFIERS

With the conclusion of the PBA50 Tour’s regular season Sunday in Wyoming, Mich., the field of 12 qualifiers for the new PBA50 Storm Invitational in late September has been finalized, and the two invitational berths in the end-of-season tournament have been awarded to PBA Hall of Famers Johnny Petraglia (featured photo) and Brian Voss, PBA50 Tour Director John Weber has confirmed.

Advancing to the invitational tournament at Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte, N.C., Sept. 28-30, will be 2018 points leader and Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr. (30,123), PBA50 Cup winner Brian Kretzer (23,915), PBA60 star Ron Mohr (22,190), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (20,194), Norm Duke (20,014), Parker Bohn III (18,313), Lennie Boresch Jr. (17,388), Amleto Monacelli (16,699), Ryan Shafer (16,685), Bob Learn Jr. (14,886), Pete Weber (12,182) and Harry Sullins (11,617). Sullins held on to out-point Voss (11,161) for the final berth based on points.

The all-star special event will be covered in its entirety by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Competition will include of two rounds of qualifying to determine the top five for a stepladder final to decide the winner of the $10,000 first prize on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET.

PBA50 PLAYERS TO REPRESENT U.S. IN 2018 PABCON SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Three PBA50 competitors including four-time PBA50 Tour titlist Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis.; three-time winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., and 2018 PBA50 Florida Open winner Warren Eales of Chandler, Ariz., will be among the eight 50-and-older players representing the United States in the 2018 Pan American Bowling Confederation Senior Championships at Let’s Bowl in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 19-24.

The fourth member of the men’s delegation will be Steve Badovinac of Parker, Colo. On the women’s side will be Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sharon Powers of Lakewood, Colo.; Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., and Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif. Three-time PBA Tour titlist and USBC Gold coach Bill Spigner of Vernon Hill, Ill., will coach the team.

The United States has not competed in the PABCON Senior Championships since its inaugural event in 2008.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: BUTTURFF WINS REYES DOUBLES FOR 18TH REGIONAL TITLE

Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., and his non-member partner, Ryan Nikolas of Milwaukie, Ore., posted a 9-3 match play record and a combined 20-game total of 10,033 pins Sunday to run away with the PBA Tony Reyes Memorial Member/Non-Member Doubles title at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif.

Nikolas and Butturff, who picked up his fifth PBA Regional title of the year and the 18th in his three-year PBA career, defeated Darren Tang of San Francisco and non-member Zack Hattori of Las Vegas by 824 pins to split the $4,000 first prize. Tang and Hattori posted an 8-4 match play record and a 9,209 pinfall total to earn $2,200.

The Tony Reyes Memorial is named in honor of the late PBA Tour champion who died in 2012.

Jason Sterner, a newly-relocated resident of Atlanta, Ga., won his 12th PBA Regional title and the $5,000 top prize Sunday, defeating Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., 278-216, in the title match of the third annual PBA AMF Chesapeake South Open presented by Hammer at AMF Western Branch Lanes in Chesapeake, Va.

Sterner, the top qualifier for the stepladder finals, waited while Troup disposed of Stephen Hahn of Sterling, Va., in opening match, 215-186, and Randy Weiss of Columbia, S.C., 224-173, in the semifinal contest. In the title match Sterner started with six strikes while Troup started with four. The final difference was that Sterner converted a single-pin spare in the seven frame and then struck out until leaving another single pin on his final ball while Troup was unable to match Sterner’s strike barrage.

● Chris Colella of Indianapolis defeated Jean Perez of Puerto Rico, 211-166, to win the PBA Greater Richmond Central Open at Richmond 40 Bowl in Richmond, Ind., Sunday, earning $1,600 and his second PBA Regional title.

Colella downed Kyle Cook of Centerville, Ohio, 279-173, in the semifinal round while Perez eliminated Joe Bailey of Wooster, Ohio, 209-186, to also advance to the championship match.

● On tap over the Aug. 17-19 weekend will be the Emerald Bowl Southwest Challenge presented by Track and Bowling Dynamix for non-PBA title winners in Houston, Texas; the Dave Husted Northwest/West Open presented by MOTIV at Husted’s Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore., and the Sunday-only BowlerX.com Midwest Challenge for non-titlists at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● PBA’s Japan Region will hold the DHC Chameleon Open and Women’s Chameleon Open Aug. 25-26 in Nagano, Japan.

● Labor Day weekend will include the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control Super Senior Open and the PBA50 Mooresville South Open presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Hammer/Strike Zone Alleys Open in Pottsville, Pa., and the annual Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open presented by Ebonite at Illinois Valley Super Bowl in Peru, 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 device users using the PBA app).

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Brian Kretzer Wins PBA50 Cup for First PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider August 12, 2018 19:57

WYOMING, Mich. – Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, 259-225, in the title match of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Sunday at Spectrum Lanes to win his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Monacelli jumped out to the early lead with four strikes in a row to start the title match and looked to be well in control with a 20-pin lead in the fifth frame. A turning point in the match came when Kretzer was able to convert the 2-4-10 split in the fifth frame to stay in the match and then went on to finish with seven consecutive strikes for the win. Still in contention in the ninth frame, Monacelli got a bad break when he left a pocket 7-10 split which ended his hopes of winning his fifth PBA50 Tour major title.

“When I left the 2-4-10 in the fifth frame I told myself that the match isn’t over if I can make this split,” Kretzer said. “I was fortunate to make it and then I just had to buckle down. It was up to me to make the right adjustments and make good shots for the rest of the match.”

Kretzer finished second after the qualifying portion of the tournament and put together a 10-6 record in match play earlier in the day Sunday which helped him earn the No. 1 qualifying position for the stepladder finals.

“I had a good feeling the whole tournament,” said the 52-year-old Kretzer, who also owns one PBA Tour title. “There was really never a time in the tournament where I felt like I was in trouble. It just seemed like all the ingredients were there to get it done this time.”

Earlier this season Kretzer finished second in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and had other top finishes of third in the Security Federal Savings Bank Championship and River City Extreme Open.

Monacelli beat South Shore Open winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., who qualified second for the finals, 250-181, in the semifinal match to advance to the title match against Kretzer.

In the second match, Monacelli, who qualified third for the finals, beat fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, 237-192, to advance to the semifinal.

It was a memorable fourth-place finish for Bohn after taking a side trip to New York between the first and second rounds to participate in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning in New York City. He returned just in time to make the second round Saturday afternoon and went on to take top qualifier honors. In Sunday’s match play, he posted a 10-6 record which helped him earn the No. 4 position for the finals.

In the opening stepladder match Bohn defeated PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 248-214, to advance to the second match against Monacelli. Bohn was trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title and Mohr was trying for his 11th.

The 2018 PBA50 Tour season ends Aug. 14-16 with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players 60 and over at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on Flo Bowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $10,000.

2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $5,500.

3, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., $3,000.

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,500.

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

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Mohr, 248-214.

Match Two – Monacelli def. Bohn, 237-192.

Semifinal Match – Monacelli def. McCune, 250-181

Championship Match – Kretzer def. Monacelli, 259-225.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 32 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 10-6, 7,316.
2, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 13-3, 7,252.
3, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 10-6, 7,238.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 10-6, 7,233.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,216.
6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 12-4, 7,212, $1,800.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 13-3, 7,142, $1,700.
8, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 11-5, 7,067, $1,650.
9, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 9-7, 7,047, $1,600.
10, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 11-5, 7,046, $1,550.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8-8, 7,004, $1,500.
12, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 10-6, 6,978, $1,450.
13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-7-1, 6,902, $1,400.
14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 8-7-1, 6,866, $1,375.
15, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 8-8, 6,851, $1,350.
16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 7-9, 6,792, $1,325.
17, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 6-10, 6,772, $1,300.
18, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 8-8, 6,739, $1,275.
19, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 5-11, 6,732, $1,250.
20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-10-1, 6,728, $1,240.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-9, 6,712, $1,230.
22, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 8-8, 6,706, $1,220.
23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 6-10, 6,613, $1,210.
24, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 5-11, 6,577, $1,200.
25, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 6-10, 6,543, $1,190.
26, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 5-11, 6,531, $1,180.
27, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-11-1, 6,517, $1,170.
28, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 5-11, 6,489, $1,160.
29, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 7-9, 6,475, $1,155.
30, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-7, 6,101, $1,150.

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 24 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. All players advance to fourth round)

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 5-3, 5,457.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,412.
3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7-1, 5,350.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-4, 5,348.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 5,320.
6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6-2, 5,305.
7, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 7-1, 5,301.
8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 4-4, 5,258.
9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-3-1, 5,257.
10, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 5-3, 5,231.
11, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 5-3, 5,186.
12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,153.
13, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 4-4, 5,134.
14, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-3-1, 5,124.
15, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-3-1, 5,112.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 5-3, 5,107.
17, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3-5, 5,098.
18, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6-2, 5,087.
19, (tie) Tom Baker, King, N.C., 4-4, and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 4-4, 5,048.
21, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1-7, 5,023.
22, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-4-1, 5,017.
23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 2-6, 5,009.
24, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-5, 4,983.
25, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2-6, 4,966.
26, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-6, 4,923.
27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2-6, 4,898.
28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2-6, 4,896.
29, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-6, 4,824.
30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3-5, 4,818.

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Trip to New York Between Rounds Doesn’t Stop Parker Bohn III from Becoming PBA50 Cup Top Qualifier

by Jerry Schneider August 11, 2018 17:50

WYOMING, Mich. –  PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III returned for Saturday afternoon’s second round of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 after an overnight trip to New York where he participated in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning. Despite a whirlwind trip, he proceeded to take top qualifier honors for the season’s final PBA50 Tour major.

After finishing sixth in Friday’s first round with a 1,730 eight-game pinfall total at Spectrum Lanes, Bohn caught a flight from Grand Rapids to Newark. He then returned to Grand Rapids after the early morning FOX appearance just in time for his second squad Saturday afternoon where he bowled 1,830 for eight games to take the tournament lead.

Bohn finished with a 16-game overall qualifying pinfall total of 3,560 (222.5 average), 60 pins ahead of Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, who held on to second finishing with 3,500 for his 16 games of qualifying.

Bohn, a 35-time PBA Tour and four-time PBA50 Tour winner, bowled games of 262, 211, 248, 185, 214, 246, 233 and 231 in the second round.

A delayed return flight from Newark nearly ended the tournament for Bohn.

“Everything went well on the trip there but on the way back it was another story,” said Bohn of his ordeal on the return trip. “My plane was supposed to leave at 11:50 a.m., but it was delayed and we didn’t leave until about 1 p.m.

“When I got to the Grand Rapids airport I had to sprint to the exit where my wife (Leslie) was waiting for me to take me to the center. As I was walking in the door at Spectrum Lanes (tournament director) John Weber was getting ready to start the squad.

“I didn’t get any practice,” Bohn continued. “I started with the same ball as I used on Friday and took a guess on my speed and where I should play and went from there.”

It was about a month ago that Bohn, along with PBA star Andrew Anderson and PWBA star Daria Pajak were asked to be part of the “FOX & Friends” National Bowling Day segment. After looking at the PBA50 Cup schedule and the airline schedule Bohn found that making the trip to New York was possible.

“I wanted to go because of my love for the game and to promote the sport – it’s as simple as that,” Bohn said. “I was running on adrenaline and pretty pumped so I think that’s how I got through the day today. I’m just glad it all worked out.”

Bohn led 30 players who advanced to two modified round-robin match play rounds which will begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET. After match play, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

A 253 final game in the second round helped PBA50 Tour rookie Rolando Sebelen of the Dominican Republic hang onto third place. The first round leader finished qualifying with a 3,480, finding the going tougher in the second round bowling 1,623 for eight games after 1,857 in the first round.

The final day of the PBA50 Cup will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Saturday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 30 advance to Sunday’s modified round-robin match play rounds)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,560.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,500.
3, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3,480.
4, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,433.
5, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,429.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,424.
7, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,389.
8, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,384.
9, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,365.
10, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 3,339.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,336.
12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,330.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,327.
14, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,315.
15, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,300.
16, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,299.
17, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,298.
18, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,296.
19, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,291.
20, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,285.
21, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,282.
23, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,271.
24, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,266.
25, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,265.
26, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,248.
27, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,244.
28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,242.
29, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,241.
30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,224.

Did not advance:

31, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,223.
32, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,218.
33, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,217.
34, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,208, $1,050.
35, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,203.
36, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,178.
37, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,172, $1,050.
38, ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,158, $1,050.
39, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,127, $1,050.
40, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,124, $1,050.
41, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,123.
42, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,110.
43, (tie)Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, and
ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,107, $1,050.
45, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,078, $1,050.
46, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,060, $1,050.
47, Larry Salvati, Canada, 3,059.
48, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,050.
49, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 3,049.
50, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,043.
51, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,031.
52, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,027.
53, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,021.
54, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,020.
55, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,019.
56, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,005.
57, (tie) Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., and Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,002.
59, (tie) Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., and Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,001.
61, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,999.
62, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,977.
63, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 2,975.
64, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 2,972.
65, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,964.
66, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,961.
67, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,956.
68, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,944.
69, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,919.
70, (tie) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 2,895.
72, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,887.
73, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 2,870.
74, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 2,849.
75, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 2,847.
76, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,805.
77, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,794.
78, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,784.
79, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 2,767.
80, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,761.
81, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,725.
82, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,684.
83, Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 2,541.
84, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,533.

300 games – Greg Thomas

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PBA Spare Shots: Michael Haugen Jr. Locks Up PBA50 Player of the Year Honors; Top 12 Still in Question

by Bill Vint August 9, 2018 13:20

On the basis of points earned for his runner-up finish in Tuesday’s PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship, presented by Track, in Anderson, Ind., 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix has added the 2018 PBA50 Player of the Year award to his portfolio.

With only the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 remaining on the PBA50 Tour’s regular-season schedule, Haugen ended the PBA50 Player of the Year drama in Anderson by boosting his tour-leading competition points total to 28,500 – eliminating Norm Duke (20,014), Ron Mohr (19,721) and Walter Ray Williams Jr. (19,027) from contention. All three had mathematical chances to catch Haugen entering last week’s tournament.

By locking up Player of the Year, Haugen became the second player to win PBA50 ROY and POY honors in consecutive years, joining Mark Roth who accomplished the feat in 2001 and ’02. Duke and Tom Baker are the only two to win ROY and POY in the same year. A handful of others have won both awards, but not in the same or consecutive years.

With POY settled, the PBA50 Rookie of the Year race is still up in the air heading into the PBA50 Cup in Wyoming, Mich., along with the 12 berths in a new end-of-season PBA50 Storm Invitational that will be held at Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte, N.C., Sept. 28-30. In addition to Haugen, Duke, Mohr and Williams, the other eight players among the top 12 in points after Anderson include Brian Kretzer (17,015), Lennie Boresch Jr. (16,089), Ryan Shafer (14,684), Parker Bohn III (14,533), Bob Learn Jr. (14,049), Amleto Monacelli (12,634), Pete Weber (10,307) and Harry Sullins (9,814). Just off the pace are Brian Voss (9,664) and Bryan Goebel (9,430).

The PBA50 Storm Invitational will feature a field of 14 including two invitational spots to be decided later. The special event will offer a $10,000 first prize.

Following the PBA50 Cup, Xtra Frame will cover the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship for players 60 and older, presented by 900 Global, at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 14-16, before the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour resumes competition Aug. 17-19 with the 10th anniversary Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown, Del., followed by the Kenn-Feld Group Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 24-26. PBA Tour titles will be at stake in both exclusive PBA Xtra Frame Tour events.

All PBA Xtra Frame events on FloBowling are covered live, from first ball to last. Existing Xtra Frame subscribers need to transition their current subscriptions to FloBowling by visiting https://www.flobowling.com/claim-account. New subscribers can enroll at FloBowling.com.

PBA CEO-COMMISSIONER ATTENDS TERRELL OWENS’ NFL HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

Clark.Tom_Owens.Terrell_2018 Owens NFL HOF party in Chattanooga TNPBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark was on hand to help his long-time PBA friend, Terrell Owens, celebrate his entry into the NFL Hall of Fame in a unique ceremony held at Owens’ alma mater, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, on Aug. 4.

Owens, who has been a friend of the PBA since becoming one of the original PBA League owners (Dallas Strikers) in 2013, has since competed as a player in the PBA World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas, participated in five CP3 PBA Celebrity invitational events (winning in 2013 in Los Angeles with partner Pete Weber), and hosted the 2017 Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash in Houston. He has attended several other PBA events as a fan, and has competed in two USBC Open Championships with Clark and others on a Bowlers Journal team as an active bowler.

Owens, in making a statement to the football writers who select NFL Hall of Famers, decided not to participate in the traditional induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio, but hosted his own induction ceremony in Chattanooga.

Belmonte.Jason_ Pinman_disc jockey.Aric.Almirola_2018 Go Bowling! NASCAR race at Watkins Glen NYJASON BELMONTE GOES BOWLING AT “GO BOWLING IN THE GLEN” NASCAR EVENT

Australia’s Jason Belmonte put his bowling skills on display in a new venue last weekend, bowling on special lanes installed in a tent as part of the “Go Bowling at the Glen” NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Belmonte did bowling exhibitions along with NASCAR driver Aric Almirola who drove the Go Bowling! entry in the race. PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: JAKOB BUTTURFF WINS 17TH PBA REGIONAL TITLE

Third-year PBA member Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., defeated AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., 249-234, to win the PBA Glo Bowl Midwest Open at Glo Bowl Fun Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Sunday for his 17th career PBA Regional title.

Butturff, a 24-year-old left-hander, earned $1,600 along with his second PBA Midwest Region title of the 2018 season to go along with two other titles won in the PBA’s West and Northwest Regions earlier in the season.

Johnson, the PBA Midwest Region’s reigning Player of the Year, defeated Nick Kruml of Downers Grove, Ill., 268-190, in the first stepladder match and then eliminated Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, 236-197, in the semifinal game to advance to the championship match.

Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich. defeated Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 246-213, to win the 21st PBA50 Progressive/Gerdeman Insurance-Al Smith Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Central/Midwest Classic at Al-Mar Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio, Saturday.

The title was Sullins’ second of the year in the PBA Central Region and his 35th career PBA Regional title. He also earned $3,500.

Sullins defeated Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio, 181-158, to advance to the championship match after eliminating Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, 222-194, in the first stepladder match.

Darren Andretta of Wantagh, N.Y., rallied from a 30-pin deficit after seven frames to defeat Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., 228-207, in the championship round of the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Open at Colony Park Lanes North in York, Pa., Sunday.

Angelo was leading by 30 pins when he opened in the eighth frame. After Angelo converted a single-pin spare in the ninth frame, Andretta rolled strikes in the ninth and the first two in the 10th to clinch his third career title and his second of the 2018 season along with the $2,500 first prize.

Andretta reached the finals by defeating Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla., 236-211, in the semifinal round while Angelo defeated teenager Anthony Neuer of Lewisburg, Pa., 217-185, in the other semifinal match. Neuer, the 16-year old son of PBA Tour titlist Andy Neuer, recently won the U20 division of the USBC Junior Gold Championships, earned $1,000 for his SMART scholarship account.

Richard Wilburn of Adamstown, Md., defeated Mike Hastings of Millsboro, Del., 245-211, in the title match to win his first PBA title in the PBA50 Sparetimes Hampton Southern Open presented by Radical at Sparetimes Family Fun Center Sunday.

Wilburn started the title match with five strikes while Hastings had two open frames in his first five. Hastings rallied behind a string of four strikes to threaten, but Wilburn answered with strikes in the ninth and 10th frames to seal the $2,000 top prize.

In the semifinal round, Wilburn defeated Chris Johnson of Nashville, N.C., 217-167, while Hastings took out Tommy Brodowski of New Hyde Park, N.Y., 204-172.

● The Aug. 10-12 PBA Regional schedule will include the AMF Western Branch South Open presented by Hammer in Chesapeake, Va.; the annual Tony Reyes Memorial West/Northwest Member/Non-Member Doubles at Fourth Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif., and the Greater Richmond Central Open at Richmond 40 Bowl in Richmond, Ind.

● On tap over the Aug. 17-19 weekend will be the Emerald Bowl Southwest Challenge presented by Track and Bowling Dynamix for non-PBA title winners in Houston, Texas; the Dave Husted Northwest/West Open presented by MOTIV at Husted’s Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore., and the Sunday-only BowlerX.com Midwest Challenge for non-titlists at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● PBA’s Japan Region will hold the DHC Chameleon Open and Women’s Chameleon Open Aug. 25-26 in Nagano, Japan.

● Labor Day weekend will include the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control Super Senior Open and the PBA50 Mooresville South Open presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Hammer/Strike Zone Alleys Open in Pottsville, Pa., and the annual Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open presented by Ebonite at Illinois Valley Super Bowl in Peru, 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 device users using the PBA app).

QUICK NOTES

Sean and Sara Rash welcomed the arrival of daughter Olivia Lynn Rash on Wednesday. Olivia, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches long, joins sister Kaylee as a member of the Rash family.

● PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III and 2018 USBC Masters champion Andrew Anderson will join PWBA titlist Daria Pajak on Fox & Friends on Saturday, Aug. 11, between 6 and 10 a.m. EDT to help promote National Bowling Day. The trio is expected to appear in at least three full segments featuring bowling, as well as multiple bumps and quick shots.

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Strong Start Helps Ron Mohr Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic

by Jerry Schneider August 5, 2018 14:07

ANDERSON, Ind. – PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, opened qualifying with a 300 game and never looked back to take the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip.

Mohr, a two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, bowled a 1,959 eight-game pinfall total with games of 300, 248, 238, 214, 207, 269, 226 and 257 to hold a 40-pin lead over Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., who finished the round in second with 1,919.

“I had a good look on the fresh condition right from the start,” said the 62-year-old Mohr. “My ball speed has a tendency to overpower my rev rate so I really had to concentrate on keeping good control of my ball speed. I was able to keep my ball speed slow and just had to make a few small adjustment and a ball change before the last game to put together a good round.”

Mohr is trying for his second win of the season after winning the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title. He also has a third-place finish in the PBA50 National Championship and fifth-place finishes in the USBC Senior Masters and PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic.

“This season has actually been beyond my expectations,” said Mohr, who is a native of Fort Wayne, Ind. “I really didn’t know what was going to happen when the season started so it’s been a pleasant surprise for sure.”

The entire field returns Monday for the second eight-game qualifying round beginning at 11 a.m. ET. After qualifying, the top 16 players advance to match play with positions 17-28 and eight PBA60 players advancing to a cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots. After Tuesday’s match play rounds the top five bowlers will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Rounding out the top eight after the first round were Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,914; PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,903; John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,902; Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. and defending champion Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., tied at 1,901, and Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1,899.

The Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC

Presented by Roto Grip

Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Sunday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,959.
2, ss-Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,919.
3, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,914.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,903.
5, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,902.
6, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,901.
8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominica Republic, 1,899.
9, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,894.
10, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 1,886.
11, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,859.
12, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1,855.
13, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,847.
14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,833.
15, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,827.
16, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,826.
17, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,823.
18, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,818.
19, (tie) Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., and Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,814.
21, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,793.
22, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,792.
23, (tie) ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,788.
25, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,783.
26, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,773.
27, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,772.
29, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,765.
30, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,763.
31, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,761.
32, (tie) ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., and ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,759.
34, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,753.
35, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,747.
36, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,744.
37, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,737.
38, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,729.
39, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,727.
40, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,719.
41, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,713.
42, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,709.
43, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,704.
44, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,698.
45, n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 1,697.
46, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,696.
47, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,690.
48, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,689.
49, (tie) Dennis Klein, Phoenix, n, ss-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., and Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,688.
52, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,686.
53, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,684.
54, Bill Watson, Monroe, Ohio, 1,682.
55, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,680.
56, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,669.
57, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,667.
58, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 1,666.
59, (tie) Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,659.
61, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,657.
62, ss-Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,653.
63, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,650.
64, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,646.
65, ss-Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,644.
66, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,642.
67, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,621.
68, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,615.
69, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,611.
70, ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,596.
71, (tie) Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and Conn Casey, Canada, 1,590.
73, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,588.
74, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,587.
75, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,569.
76, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,565.
77, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,555.
78, ss-Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,528.
79, ss-Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,516.
80, ss-Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 1,502.
81, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,490.
82, n-ss-Rick York, Whiteland, Ind., 1,439.
83, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,422.
84, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,419.
85, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,331.

300 games – Ron Mohr, Charlie Tapp, Kevin Duncan, Warren Nelson, Rolando Sebelen

n-non-member

ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over

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