PBA Spare Shots: New “Beauties vs. Beasts” Special Event to Kick Off Annual Mixed Doubles Event

by Bill Vint July 13, 2018 08:29

A new “Beauties vs. Beasts” five-game Baker format team match will kick off the annual PBA-PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Tournament presented by Storm on Thursday, July 26, at 4 p.m. CDT at Copperfield Bowl in Houston, Texas. PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling will cover the event.

Tournament founder Donna Conners, who is always looking to add bigger-and-better features to the event, will pit last year’s top male qualifiers against last year’s leading female qualifiers in a Baker format team competition. At stake will be $5,000 in bonus prize money for the winning team, with $1,000 to the losing team.

Bowling on the female side will be Germany’s Birgit Popplar (who won the 2017 mixed doubles title with partner Jason Sterner); Stefanie Johnson of McKinney, Texas; Holly Harris of Wichita, Kan.; Josie Earnest-Barnes of Nashville, Tenn., and Natalie Cortese of Hoffman Estates, Ill. (Cortese replaces Sweden’s Jenny Wegner, who is not entered this year). The male side will feature Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C.; Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C.; Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas; Brad Miller of Raytown, Mo., and Clint Land of Houston.

The 19th annual mixed doubles tournament, the largest event of its kind in professional bowling, will feature a world-class field of 160 teams including players from around the world. It will be covered from start to finish by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling, beginning with the first of four eight-game qualifying squads at 8 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 27.

PBA50 TOUR NEXT TO MAKE PBA XTRA FRAME ON FLOBOWLING DEBUT

The PBA50 Tour will be the next to make its PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling debut when the “senior tour” resumes its 2018 schedule July 17-20 in the PBA50 River City Extreme Open, presented by Ebonite, from River City Extreme in Monticello, Minn.

July coverage of the PBA50 Tour by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling continues with the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by Hammer at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., July 23-26, and the PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship, presented by Track, at Dave Small's Heritage Lanes, Kokomo, Ind., July 28-31.

All PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling events are covered live, from first ball to last, at

FloBowling.com. Existing Xtra Frame subscribers can transition their current subscriptions by visiting https://www.flobowling.com/claim-account or new subscribers can sign-up at FloBowling.com.

USBC EXTENDS SENIOR MASTERS, SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC THROUGH 2021 AT SAM’S TOWN

The United States Bowling Congress has extended its agreement with Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas to host the Senior Masters and Super Senior Classic through 2021. Sam’s Town has hosted both events since 2016.

In 2019, the Super Senior Classic for players 60 and older will begin on May 29 with the Senior Masters set for June 2-9. The Super Senior Classic has grown from 28 competitors in 2013 to 184 bowlers in 2018.

The 2020 Senior Masters is set for May 31-June 7, while the 2021 event will take place June 6-13. The 2020 Super Senior Classic is scheduled for May 27-31 and the 2021 tournament will be June 2-6.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: BOB CARUSO WINS CECIL RAYMOND MEMORIAL TITLE

Bob Caruso of Dayton, N.J. defeated Steve Pavlinko of Sewell, N.J., 246-218, to win the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Ebonite at Brunswick Zone Deptford on Sunday.

Caruso, who qualified second, held a comfortable lead throughout the title match on his way to his fourth career PBA Regional title and his second in Deptford. He also won the 2014 Mil-Ray Foods Open. Pavlinko is the co-sponsor of the event and operates the pro shop inside the center. Caruso won $2,000 while Pavlinko earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish.

The tournament, which began in 2004, was renamed in 2014 to honor its sponsor, Cecil Raymond, who passed away in January 2014. Raymond was the 2013 recipient of the East Region’s Pat Patterson Award for outstanding contributions to the region.

In the semifinal round, Caruso edged Tommy Brodowski of New Hyde Park, N.Y., 174-173, when Brodowski opened in the 10th frame while Pavlinko defeated three-time East Region PBA50 Player of the Year Sam Maccarone of Williamstown, N.J., 227-207. Brodowski and Maccarone each earned $750 as semifinal round losers.

● The July 13-15 PBA Regional schedule includes the PBA50 Fairborn Central Classic presented by Roto Grip at Bowl 10 Fairborn in Fairborn, Ohio; the PBA Allstate Tony Grigat Midwest Open presented by Columbia 300 at Poplar Creek Bowl in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and the PBA Beltline Lanes Columbia Baker Doubles South Open in Columbia, S.C.

● Over the July 20-22 weekend, PBA Regional events will include the PBA50 Parkway Lanes Eastern Open presented by Roto Grip in Elmwood Park, N.J.; the PBA Angola Central/Midwest Open presented by Ebonite at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind.; the PBA Spring Hill Lanes South Open presented by Track in Spring Hill, Fla.; the PBA Fort Sill Southwest Open at Twin Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla.; the PBA, PBA50 and PBA-PWBA Secoma Lanes Northwest/West Open tripleheader in Federal Way, Wash., and the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open presented by Roto Grip in Arlington Heights, Ill.

● Closing out the July schedule of PBA Regional competitions will be the PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park, N.Y., over the July 27-28 weekend.

● 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

● Last call for fans to vote on the “best bowler” in the 2018 ESPY competition. Click on this link (http://www.espn.com/espys/story/_/page/voting54/best-athlete-sport) and look for the “best bowler” ballot which includes Jason Belmonte, Rhino Page, Tom Smallwood and Jesper Svensson. The winner will be announced when the ESPY shows airs on ESPN on Wednesday, July 18.

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PBA SW Region Grand Casino Hotel Points

by bturner June 12, 2018 09:23

Updated: 6/12/18

Grand Hotel Casino Resort Points

Grand Hotel Casino Resort Points will be awarded for all PBA Southwest Region open events from July 15, 2017 to July 14, 2018.

Invitational Field Makeup

The top 28 players from the Grand Hotel Casino Resort Point List that have bowled a minimum of three open Southwest region events will be invited. The top two players from the Grand Hotel Casino Resort Point List that bowled one-half the Southwest Region open events, but fell below the top 28 point leaders, will be invited. Two invitees that have bowled a minimum of three open Southwest Region events will be chosen by the Grand Hotel Casino Resort to complete the field of 32 players.

1. Anthony Lavery-Spahr

142609

2. Francois Lavoie

139744

3. Mike Bailey

137035

4. Sean Lavery-Spahr

106170

5. Shawn Maldonado

97355

6. Nathan Bohr

77841.5

7. Brad Miller

73028

8. Devin Bidwell

70681

9. Trey Ford

67670.5

10. Joe Findling

64366.5

11. David 'Boog' Krol

63446.5

12. Wes Malott

59847

13. Anthony Coats

58147

14. Dylan Burns

55929

15. Beau Peterson

52772

16. Roger Petrin

50831

17. David Scardaville

50473

18. Paul Brewbaker

48577

19. Chris Barnes

48305

20. Ricky Schissler

47486

21. Michael Steele

47308

22. Mason Edmondson

46441

23. Austin Boulds

46068

24. Dino Castillo

45132

25. Ronald Johnson

43495

26. Kurt Gengelbach

41907

27. Mitch Hupe

40374

28. Jeff Hatt

39063.5

29. Adam Pogge

37194

30. James Mayer

33666

31. Chris Hibbitts

32561.5

32. EJ Tackett

32104

33. Marshal Morrison

31097

34. Andrew Anderson

31003.5

35. Kyle Sherman

30092

36. Brett Cooper

29990.5

37. Andy Patterson

29150

38. Jason Duran

28495

39. ss-Mike Dias

27708

40. Rafiq Ismail

27708

41. Cody Meiers

26905.5

42. Mark Morgan

26600

43. Tyler Albracht

26165

44. Kamron Doyle

25802.5

45. Mark Scroggins

25392

46. Rick Minier

25000

47. Zakary Edgerton

24992.5

48. Keith Lesko

24151

49. Tom Daugherty

23820

50. s-Martin Bedford

23382

51. Michael Smith

23335

52. Nicholas Pate

22642

53. Robert Lawrence

21881

54. Jakob Butturff

21714

55. Anthony Simonsen

21714

56. ss-Paul McCordic

21260

57. s-Pete Thomas

20985

58. Kenneth Harlan

20511

59. Tyson Branagan

20462

60. Scott McCleery

19956.5

61. DJ Archer

19911

62. Jared Wolf

19499

63. Norm Duke

19249

64. Keven Williams

18907

65. Lee White

18173

66. AJ Johnson

18122

67. Sean Rash

17605

68. Ahmad Muad Mohd

17549

69. Harley Deckert

17244.5

70. n-Pat Roth

17156

71. s-Randy Turner

17103

72. Kris Koeltzow

16959

73. Juan Garza

16590

74. Christopher Hull

16415

75. Scott Greiner

16365

76. Raif Terry

16227

77. Robert Pohlman

15211

78. Billy Rogers

13813.5

79. Gary Faulkner

13644

80. Jeremy Fowler

13540

81. Jason Sterner

13487

82. Michael Tang

13393

83. Vaughn Cruz

13379.5

84. Jay Nephew

13097

85. Brian Burkett

13083

86. n-JIM Dougherty

12797

87. Paul Henderson

12790

88. James Cantere

12763

89. David Adcox

12380.5

90. Alex Cavagnaro

12212

91. n-Adam Tacker

12128

92. Alex Liew Liang

11718

93. Tom Hess

11574

94. n-Rameses Chambers

11452

95. n-Lonnie Waliczek

11054

96. ss-Mark Williams

10909

97. John Caldwell

10737

98. Clint Land

10588

99. Gabriel Yanes

10424

100. Ryan Ciminelli

10397

101. Matthew Tomsu

10397

102. Mark Myers

10397

103. Darren Tang

10271

104. Michael Austin

9854

105. N-Christopher Rogers

9828.33333

106. Bobby Hall

9825

107. Marshall Kent

9822

108. Cody Copeland

9722

109. Josh Montgomery

9561

110. Philip Wong

9360

111. s-Rick Lawrence

9314

112. Donald Davis,

9125

113. Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim

9053

114. Francis Russo

9026

115. Stephen Keblish

8973

116. Thomas Patterson

8863

117. Clinton Holliday,

8671

118. n-David Tullos

8595

119. Kyle Troup

8459

120. Joey Burruel

8346

121. Bryan Pogor

8331

122. Dave Chubb

8275.5

123. Johnny Wilson

8238

124. ss-Mike Benoit

8116

125. Wayne Stellick

8110

126. Justin Johnson

7750.5

127. Dylan Macon

7612.5

128. Don Blankenship

7310

129. David Wilson

7095

130. Trevor Watkins

7070

131. Bryan Viator

7068

132. Cristian Azcona

6795

133. Jorge Gutierrez

6785

134. Melvin Wilson

6743

135. CJ Kirchner

6734

136. s-Tracy Camper

6649

137. Dick Allen

6627

138. Timothy Tripp

6556

139. Adrian Ang Loong

6445

140. w-Diana Zavjalova

6435

141. Curt Dupre

6382

142. Travis Tribolet

6325

143. David Peterson

6273

144. Shane Martin

6120.5

145. Mike Edwards

6102

146. Brian Menini

6102

147. Gregory Johnson

6091

148. Jacob Cutler

6058

149. Connor Pickford

5972

150. Casey Buller

5818.5

151. Warren Blankenship

5806

152. Adam Ortega

5806

153. s-Scotty Scott

5802

154. Paul Kaminski

5552

155. Brandon Curtis

5552

156. Kenneth Bland

5511.5

157. Charlie Whittle

5472.5

158. ss-William Panebianco

5427

159. Collin Howe

5393

160. Joshua Garrard

5386

161. Syafiq Ridhwan

5308

162. Dwight Adams

5244

163. Alan Blankenship

5189

164. Zeke Bayt

5105

165. Skylar Glanovsky

5105

166. n-Larry Harper

5052

167. Perry Kloska

4986

168. n-George Duke

4974

169. Brett Spangler

4871

170. Billy Crider

4851

171. Greg Thomas

4823

172. Gary Blair

4800

173. James Watson

4795

174. Grace Hall

4795

175. Tommy Jones

4625

176. Lance Nikkel

4521

177. Ronnie Russell

4423

178. ss-Don Blatchford

4330

179. Nate Garcia

4241

180. Russ Oviatt

4241

181. ss-Tim Collinsworth

4193

182. Kristopher Prather

4157

183. Donnie Benson

3968

184. Jay Witt

3930

185. Mike Wolfe

3758

186. Jarek Vincent

3726

187. Kyle King

3635.5

188. ss-Michael James

3606

189. Pete Weber

3606

190. Jean Perez

3550

191. John Austin

3527

192. Michael Baker

3495

193. Jake Peters

3443

194. Hans Schell

3443

195. s-Douglas Kirkman

3393

196. James Price

3326

197. s-Gregory Scheetz

3297

198. Jon DeLaney

3206

199. John Gould

3149

200. Mark London

3043

201. Dennis Scott

3043

202. Aaron Ramsden

2944

203. n-Tonio Childress

2897

204. Cory Lane

2852

205. Marvin Williams

2808

206. Keith Desmarais

2808

207. Phillip Watson

2808

208. Humberto Vazquez

2787

209. Dan Schmerbach

2766

210. Tracy Gainey

2725

211. ss-John Burns

2648

212. Nick Kruml

2611

213. Jason Britain

2593

214. Zach Doty

2575

215. Michael Duran

2492

216. Brian Bledsoe

2476

217. Chris Via

2445

218. Victor Florie

2445

219. Michael Savage

2414

220. Brandon Enyart

2414

221. Chris Arcaro

2384

222. Zulmazran Zulkifli

2355

223. Quinton Miller

2355

224. Gregory Stauffer

2327

225. Zachery Tackett

2300

226. Justin Pittsinger

2260

227. n-James Montes

2247

228. Chris Loschetter

2198

229. AJ Chapman

2174

230. n-Michael Creasey

2151

231. Charles Ganem,

2128

232. Dave Han

2106

233. Mitch Beasley

2063

234. Jeff Steinbach

2063

235. William Grant

1983

236. Adam James

1983

237. ss-Thomas May

1928

238. Hunter Brooks

1877

239. Blake Demore

1853

240. Carlos Fourzan

1853

241. s-Eric Altenburg

1814

242. Samuel Bratton

1799

243. Darren Comardelle

1770

244. Charles Combs

1628

245. Doug Chap

1511

246. Phillip Scoggins

1465

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Hall of Famer Chris Barnes Leads Qualifying in PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open

by Bill Vint June 9, 2018 18:29

LUBBOCK, Texas – Recently-inducted Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, averaged 240.5 for eight games to lead the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open at the end of qualifying Saturday at South Plains Lanes.

Barnes, an 18-time PBA Tour title winner who hasn’t won since 2015, rolled games of 276, 254, 217, 235, 258, 279, 215 and 190 – his only sub-200 game - for a 1,942 pinfall total and a nine-pin lead over Roger Petrin of Arlington, Texas.

Petrin, 27, is a fifth-year PBA member who has won three regional titles, but is still trying for his first PBA Tour title. Barnes, a 20-year PBA member, and Petrin are among the several Wichita State University collegiate bowlers in the field of 121.

In third place heading into Sunday’s cashers round is two-handed player Shawn Maldonado of Houston with 1,909 pins. Former PBA Players of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., with a 1,906 total, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., at 1,904, rounded out the top five as the 40 high qualifiers who remained in the running.

After the six-game cashers round, the top 16 based on 14-game pinfall totals will advance to an eight-game modified round-robin match play round. The top four after 22 games will advance to the stepladder finals. At stake Sunday is a $12,500 first prize and a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member.

Sunday’s cashers round, match play and stepladder finals will be live-streamed on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel at 8:30 a.m., 12:15 and 4:15 p.m. CDT, respectively. Monthly and annual Xtra Frame subscription packages are available for $7.99 and $64.99, respectively, through June 29. Three-day passes for $3.99 are available through June 25. Visit xtraframe.tv to enroll. After June 29, FloSports subscription rates will apply.

The Lubbock Sports Open is the fourth of eight PBA Xtra Frame events that are part of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule. The next Xtra Frame event will be the PBA Parkside Lanes Open June 30-July 1 at Parkside Lanes in Aurora, Ill., launching PBA’s new relationship with FloBowling.com.

PBA XTRA FRAME LUBBOCK SPORTS OPEN presented by Ebonite

South Plains Lanes, Lubbock, Texas, June 9

Final Qualifying Standings (after 8 games; top advance to Sunday’s cashers round):

1, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,924.
2, Roger Petrin, Arlington, Texas, 1,915.
3, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,909.
4, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,906.
5, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,904.
6, Mike Bailey, Irving, Texas, 1,902.
7, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,886.
8, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 1,883.
9, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,879.
10, Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim, Malaysia, 1,867.
11, n-Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 1,856.
12, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 1,852.
13, Ahmad Muaz, Malaysia, 1,849.
14, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,826.
15 (tie), Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., and n-Deo Benard, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,821.
17, n-Levi Fintel, Lubbock, Texas, 1,820.
18, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 1,813.
19, Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 1,807.
20 (tie), s-Martin Bedford, Gasport, N.Y., and Marshal Morrison, Wills Point, Texas, 1,803.
22, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 1,799.
23, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,794.
24, Trey Sledge, Amarillo, Texas, 1,790.
25, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 1,783.
26, Alex Liew Liang, Malaysia, 1,779.
27, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,778.
28, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,776.
29, Vaughn Cruz, Helotes, Texas, 1,754.
30, Russ Oviatt, Chandler, Ariz., 1,750.
31, n-Zach Wojciechowski, Lubbock, Texas, 1,744.
32 (tie), Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., and Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,740.
34 (tie), Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, and n-Zachary Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,738.
36, Tyler Albracht, Amarillo, Texas, 1,737.
37, David (Boog) Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,734.
38, Michael Smith, Centennial, Colo., 1,733.
39, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,729.
40, Mitch Hupé, Canada, 1,726.

Failed to advance:
41, n-Matthew Stephens, Houston, Texas, 1,721.
42, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,715.
43 (tie), Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., and Billy Rogers, Dallas, Texas, 1,712.
45, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,710.
46, n-Victor de la Garza Jr., Mexico, 1,707.
47, Michael Steele, Abilene, Texas, 1,705.
48, Donald Davis Jr., W. Tawakoni, Texas, 1,698.
49, Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 1,693.
50 (tie), Jonathan Lawson, Canyon, Texas, and n-Stefan Wood, Lubbock, Texas, 1,689.
52 (tie), Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, and n-Scotty Pope Jr., Odessa, Texas, 1,683.
54, Dylan Burns, Garden City, Kan., 1,682.
55, Brian Burkett, Ennis, Texas, 1,671.
56, n-Mitchell Whitehead, Sachse, Texas, 1,669.
57, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,666.
58 (tie), Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and n-Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,662.
60 (tie), Clint Land, Houston, and Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,658.
62, Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, 1,651.
63, n-Jason Tidwell, Odessa, Texas, 1,647.
64, n-Nick Burgess, Jersey Village, 1,646.
65, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 1,645.
66, s-Mark Waters, Plainview, Texas, 1,641.
67 (tie), Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., and Scotty Scott, Wylie, Texas, 1,639.
69, Juan Garza, Lubbock, Texas, 1,635.
70, n-Dalton Kimzey, Lubbock, Texas, 1,633.
70, Mason Edmondson, Amarillo, Texas, 1,633.
72, Donnie Benson, Newalla, Okla., 1,632.
73, n-Kevin Pennington, Amarillo, Texas, 1,624.
74, Adam Pogge, Austin, Texas, 1,621.
75, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,616.
76, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,610.
77, Brett Cooper, Denver, 1,608.
78, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,607.
79, Cody Meiers, Lubbock, Texas, 1,581.
80, Jeffrey Wertz, Plainview, Texas, 1,579.
81, William Grant, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,568.
82, n-Blayne Hurst, Amarillo, Texas, 1,563.
83 (tie), Harley Deckert, Odessa, Texas, and Kenneth Harlan, Lubbock, Texas, 1,557.
85, CJ Kirchner, Cartersville, Ill., 1,544.
86, Guillermo Espinosa, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,539.
87, n-Alberto Mirasole, Abilene, Texas, 1,534.
88 (tie), Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., and Carlos Fourzan, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,528.
90, Dave Chubb, Farmington, N.M., 1,522.
91, Eric Altenburg, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,518.
92, Dylan Macon, Amarillo, Texas, 1,516.
93, Christopher Hull, Odessa, Texas, 1,512.
94 (tie), Lee White, Odessa, Texas, and n-Madeleine McDuff, Katy, Texas, 1,495.
96, Michael Gallagher, Midland, Texas, 1,487.
97, n-Brandi Stephens, Lubbock, Tex., 1,484.
98, Francis Russo, Richmond, Texas, 1,474.
99, John Reichert, Dalhart, Texas, 1,471.
100, Richard VanHorn, Carlsbad, N.M., 1,469.
101, n-Stan McClain, Rosenberg, Texas, 1,467.
102, n-Cole Schroyer, Stanton, Texas, 1,464.
103, n-Bradley Harvey, Albuquerque, NM, 1,459.
104, Anthony Coats, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,449.
105, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 1,448.
106, n-Alec Willingham, Midland, Tex., 1,437.
107 (tie), Shane Martin, Lubbock, Texas, and n-Austin Williams, Odessa, Texas, 1,415.
109, Alan Blankenship, Denison, Texas, 1,413.
110, n-Tylor Babcock, Amarillo, Tex., 1,409.
111, Gabriel Yanes, Shertz, Texas, 1,408.
112, Don Blankenship, Odessa, Texas, 1,396.
113, Jorge Gutierrez, Las Cruces, N.M., 1,366.
114, n-Clinton Watkins, Andrews, Texas, 1,349.
115, David Wilson, Amarillo, Texas, 1,348.
116, Doug Chap, Katy, Texas, 1,330.
117, n-Jason Thomas, Wylie, Texas, 1,308.
118, n-Kurt Stuve, Carlsbad, N.M., 1,262.
119, n-Susan Saccomen, Katy, Texas, 1,198.
120, Phillip Scoggins, Midland, Texas, 1,179.
121, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 986 (withdrew).

300 Games: Nick Pate, Ahmad Muad Mohd, Andrew Anderson.

n-denotes non-member

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Ryan Ciminelli Again Leads Qualifiers in PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open

by Bill Vint June 2, 2018 18:00

JONESBORO, Ark. – For the second year in a row, Ryan Ciminelli of Clarence, N.Y., led qualifiers in the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Hijinx Family Entertainment Center into Sunday’s cashers round, averaging 225.75 for Saturday’s first eight games.

Ciminelli, a 32-year-old lefthander and seven-time PBA Tour title winner, rolled games of 253, 209, 190, 215, 233, 243, 228 and 235 for a 1,806 pinfall total, taking the qualifying lead in the final game by 12 pins over amateur Mykel Holliman of Collierville, Tenn. Defending Jonesboro champions Francois Lavoie of Canada was third with 1,782 pins as the top 35 top qualifiers advanced to Sunday’s five-game cashers round.

Lavoie defeated Ciminelli, 224-152, to win the 2017 Greater Jonesboro Open title.

The top 35 qualifiers advance to Sunday’s five-game cashers round at 8:30 a.m. The top 16 after 13 games will bowl an eight-game match play round at noon, and the top four after 21 games will compete in the stepladder finals Sunday at 3:45 p.m. All times are Central.

The Jonesboro Open is the third of eight PBA Xtra Frame Tour tournaments that are part of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule in 2018.

All of Sunday’s action will be streamed live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. In addition to monthly and annual subscription packages, a three-day subscription is available for only $3.99 (visit xtraframe.tv to sign up).

PBA XTRA FRAME GREATER JONESBORO OPEN

Hijinx Family Entertainment Center, Jonesboro, Ark., Saturday

Final Qualifying Standings (after 8 games; top 35 advance to cashers round)

1, Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 1,806.
2, n-Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 1,794.
3, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 1,782.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,768.
5, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,762.
6, Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia, 1,756.
7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,755.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,734.
9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,729.
10, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 1,716.
11 (tie), Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., and Mitch Hupe, Towanda, Kan., 1,696.
13, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,694.
14, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,689.
15 (tie), Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., and Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,672.
17 (tie), Tyler Corbin, Corinth, Miss, and Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,671.
19, Alex Liew Liang, Malaysia, 1,664.
20, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,662.
21 (tie), Anthony Richmond, Sanford, Fla., and Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 1,660.
23, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 1,657.
24, n-Joseph Grondin, San Pedro, CA, 1,655.
25, Jared Wolf, Lowell, Ark., 1,652.
26, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,651.
27, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,648.
28 (tie), AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,644.
30, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,639.
31, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 1,632.
32, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,627.
33, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 1,625.
34, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,623.
34, CJ Kirchner, Herrin, Ill., 1,623.

Failed to Advance:
36, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 1,621.
37, Billy Rogers, Dallas, Texas, 1,619.
38, Adrian Ang Loong, Malaysia, 1,613.
39, Dylan Burns, Garden City, Kan., 1,606.
40, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,602.
41 (tie), Shawn Maldonado, Houston, and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,597.
43, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 1,589.
44 (tie), Jean Perez, Puerto Rico; n-Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., and Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 1,587.
47, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,585.
48, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 1,583.
49, David (Boog) Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,581.
49, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,581.
51, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,573.
52 (tie), Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, and Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,572.
54, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 1,564.
55, Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,563.
56 (tie), n-Michael Dailey, Memphis, Tenn., and Zakary Edgerton, Greenville, Texas, 1,561.
58, Zach Doty, Campbellsville, Ky., 1,557.
59, Curt Dupre IV, Destrehan, La., 1,556.
60, Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim, Malaysia, 1,548.
61 (tie), Marshal Morrison, Wills Point, Texas; Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, and Victor Florie Jr, Richmond, Va., 1,544.
64, Chris Arcaro, Carolina Beach, N.C., 1,540.
65, Quinton Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,539.
66, s-n-Jeff Atkins, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 1,535.
67, Zachery Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,533.
68, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,529.
69, n-Brenden Williams, Springfield, Mo., 1,527.
70, Beau Peterson, Newton, Kan., 1,522.
71, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,514.
72, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 1,511.
73, Ahmad Muad Mohd Fishor, Malaysia, 1,505.
74, Mike Bailey, Irving, Texas, 1,504.
75, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,500.
76, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,498.
77, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,497.
78, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,495.
79, n-Will Hoge, Sand Springs, Okla., 1,491.
80, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,489.
81, Thomas Rash, Longview, Tex., 1,473.
82, Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 1,460.
83, n-Chase Valenzuela, Little Rock, Ark., 1,450.
84, Paul Brewbaker, Midwest City, Okla., 1,448.
85, n-Trey Brand, Newcastle, Okla., 1,446.
86, n-Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 1,422.
87, Hunter Brooks IV, Smyrna, Tenn., 1,417.
88, n-Elijah Felling, Greenbriar, Ark., 1,410.
89 (tie), Joshua Garrard, Mustang, Okla., and n-Brad Brooks, N. Little Rock, Ark., 1,403.
91, David Adcox Jr., Shawnee, Kan., 1,388.
92, Samuel Bratton, Santa Fe, Tenn., 1,384.
93, Donnie Benson, Newalla, Okla., 1,383.
94, Darren Comardelle, Gretna, La., 1,371.
95, n-Skyler Pemberton, Jonesboro, Ark., 1,369.
96, Joey Burruel, Glendale, Ariz., 1,361.
97, n-Justin Neuhard, West Plains, Mo., 1,348.
98, n-Michael Liggett, Tullahoma, Tenn., 1,338.
99, James Mayer, Richmond, Texas, 1,334.
100, n-Blake Hall, Lake City, Ark, 1,331.
101, n-Andrew Marks, Conway, Ark., 1,314.
102, n-Eddie Klingensmith, Jonesboro, Ark., 1,258.
103, n-Michael Lane, Independence, Mo., 1,241.
104, Lynn Martin, Tupelo, Mis., 1,175.
105, Charles Combs, Yukon, Okla., 1,104.

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PBA Spare Shots: EJ Tackett Overtakes Dom Barrett for Xtra Frame Storm Cup Points Lead

by Bill Vint June 15, 2017 09:15

With his second-place finish in the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open Sunday, EJ Tackett overtook England’s Dom Barrett for the lead in the Xtra Frame Storm Cup points standings after four of the seven events. Tackett earned 19 points as runner-up in Lubbock for a total of 53 points for the season. He previously earned 18 points for third place in the XF Wilmington Open and 16 for fifth place in the Greater Jonesboro Open.

Barrett, who finished 28th, failed to add to his point total. He is now tied for second place with Sunday’s XF Lubbock Sports Open winner, Marshall Kent, who earned 25 points. Kent and Barrett both have 46 points through four events.

Josh Blanchard, who won the XF Reality Check Classic to kick off the Storm Cup series, picked up seven points with his 14th-place finish in Lubbock to move into fourth place with a 40-point total and AJ Johnson, with a fourth-place finish for 17 points, is now fifth with 37 points (two points ahead of Japan’s Shota Kawazoe and three ahead of Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C.) in a tightly-contested battle for the top five spots.

In each Xtra Frame Storm Cup event, the top 20 players earn points toward a pool of $50,000 in bonus prize money that will be awarded to the top five players at the end of the series. The end-of-season points champion will collect a $20,000 share of the bonus money. To date 50 players have earned at least one point.

The remaining events in the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup series include the PBA XF Chesapeake Open at AMF Western Branch in Chesapeake, Va., Aug. 12-13; the PBA XF Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Bowling & Entertainment in Middletown, Del., Aug. 19-20, and the PBA XF Lefeld Implement Central Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 26-27.

Xtra Frame PBA Tour Storm Cup Points Standings (after four of seven events)
(Each Storm Cup event winner receives 25 points, second place 19 points, third place 18 points, etc., through 20th place receives one point. Bonus prize money payable at the end of the season will include $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, $8,000 for third, $7,000 for fourth and $5,000 for fifth place.)
1, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 53
2 (tie), Dom Barrett, England, and Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 46
4, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 40
5, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 37
6, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 35
7, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 34
8, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 29
9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 28
10, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 27
11 (tie), Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C.; Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 26
14 (tie), Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 25
16, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 24
17, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 19
18 (tie), Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., and Stuart Williams, England, 18
20 (tie), Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla.; Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 17
23, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 15
24, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 14
25 (tie), Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas; BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., and Chris Spoo, Boynton Beach, Fla., 13
28 (tie), Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 12
31, Jeff Piroozshad, Coral Springs, Fla., 11
32 (tie), Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas; Cristian Azcona, Lake Wales, Fla., and Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 9
35, Trevor Roberts, Crystal River, Fla., 8
36, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 7
37, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 6
38 (tie), Sam Cooley, Australia; Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio; Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., and Michael Azcarate, Coral Springs, Fla., 5
42 (tie), Markus Jansson, Sweden, and DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 4
44 (tie), Arturo Quintero, Mexico, and Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3
46 (tie), Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., and Michael Schlabach, Goshen, Ind., 2
48 (tie), Kris Prather, Milton, Fla.; Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, and Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1

WHO’S GOT NEXT? VOTING ENDS FRIDAY TO SELECT WES MALOTT’S NEXT OPPONENT

Voting is now underway to allow PBA fans to select the next player to challenge Wes Malott as “King of Bowling” when the next chapter of PBA’s exclusive Xtra Frame pay-per-view competition takes place on Monday, June 26, at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., leading into PBA’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open.

Malott, who has successfully defended his King of Bowling crown six consecutive times, dating back to the original series held at Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., in 2009. Most recently he won the revival of the competition in April in Portland, Maine, where he rolled a 721 series to defeat reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett (664) and Australia’s Jason Belmonte, PBA Player of the Year the three previous years (640).

In the next confrontation, fans are being asked to pick Malott’s challenger from among a roster of recent PBA Players of the Year including Tommy Jones (2006), Chris Barnes (2008), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (2010), Sean Rash (2012) or two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber. Fans can visit pba.com or PBA’s Twitter account to vote for their choice of opponents now through 3 a.m. EDT (midnight PDT) on Friday.

The pay-per-view match will begin with a pre-game show at 7:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 26, with the match starting at 8 p.m. Fans can sign up to watch the match for $2.99 on xtraframe.tv. All money generated from PPV fees will be awarded as prize money to the winning bowler.

SENIOR U.S. OPEN HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK’S XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE

The final major championship on the 2017 PBA50 Tour schedule highlights this week’s Xtra Frame live streaming schedule. Start-to-finish coverage of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm got underway Monday from Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas and will continue all week, including match play rounds at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, and 10:30 and 3 p.m. on Friday leading into the stepladder finals at 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

This week’s PWBA Tour coverage will include qualifying and match play rounds of the Greater Detroit Open from Super Bowl in Canton, Mich., Friday and Saturday. Coverage of the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship from The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis., is set for June 22-24, followed by the Orlando Open June 30-July 1.

Upcoming PBA Tour coverage on Xtra Frame will include the “throwback” PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial from Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes in Memphis, Tenn., June 24-25, where all players will be limited to using two polyester plastic balls each. Xtra Frame will then provide qualifying round coverage of the PBA Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open from FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., June 27-30.

Xtra Frame’s July schedule includes the Teen Masters from Richmond, Va., July 5-7; the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open from Seminole, Fla., July 7-8; the Proprietors Cup from Beavercreek, Ohio, July 8-9; the Nationwide PWBA Rochester (N.Y.) Open, July 14-15; the PBA50 South Shore Open from Hammond, Ind., July 25-27; the XF Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles from Copperfield Bowl in Houston, Texas, July 28-30, which will award PBA and PWBA Tour titles; and the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic from Anderson, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. For broadcast time and other details, check under the “schedules” tab on pba.com.

Xtra Frame subscription packages are available for three days, 30 days and a full year. To sign up, visit xtraframe.tv for details.

PBA fans also can follow real-time results for PBA50, PBA Xtra Frame Tour and all PBA Regional events by visiting the “live scoring” feature on pba.com. PWBA live scoring is available on pwba.com.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: CAMERON WEIER WINS WINE COUNTRY REGIONAL TITLE

Cameron Weier of Tacoma, Wash., defeated amateur Michael Tang of San Francisco by 128 pins to win the PBA Wine Country West/Northwest Open presented by Roto Grip at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park, Calif., Sunday.

Weier finished with an 8-2 match play record and a total of 4,044 pins for 18 games, including match play bonus pins, to win the $2,000 first prize. The win was Weier’s first of the year and the third of his career.

● The June 16-18 PBA Regional calendar includes the Homefield Bowl Eastern Open presented by MOTIV in Yonkers, N.Y.; the Greater Marion Central Open presented by MOTIV at BlueFusion Fun Center in Marion, Ohio; the Glo Bowl Midwest Open presented by Sam Adams and 900 Global in Marengo, Ill., and the Tommy See Memorial South Open presented by MOTIV at Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee, Fla.

● A busy schedule of PBA Regional events is on tap for the June 23-24 weekend, including the Pro Bowl West Central/Midwest Challenge presented by Roto Grip in Fort Wayne, Ind.; the PBA50 Ultimate Inserts Midwest Open presented by Hammer at Lakeside Lanes in Davis, Ill., and the PBA/PBA50 Sands Regency Doubles presented by MOTIV at High Sierra Lanes in Reno, Nev.

● The June PBA Regional calendar closes and July begins with the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Southwest Doubles at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., on June 30, preceding the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open. Also scheduled for the June 30-July 2 weekend is the PBA and PBA50 Vanessa Brown Homes West Opens, both presented by Columbia 300 at Yosemite Lanes, in Modesto, 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.

QUICK NOTES

In his “Extra Mustard” column on SI.com, Dan Gartland discusses “The Best Kellys in Sports History,” and Gartland ranks 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick as the second-best athlete ever named Kelly – behind only Boston Celtics’ star Kelly Olynyk. For details, visit: https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/05/15/best-sports-kellys-kelly-olynyk-one-true-god.

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