Simonsen Retains Lead in FloBowling PBA Illinois Open After First Round of Match Play

by Jerry Schneider August 30, 2019 13:31

AURORA, Ill. (Aug. 30, 2019) – PBA Bear Open winner Anthony Simonsen compiled a 4-3-1 match play record and averaged 212.6 for eight games but still retained his lead after the first match play round of the FloBowling PBA Illinois Open Friday at Parkside Lanes.

In the pinnacle event of the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, Simonsen finished the round with a 8,224 36-game overall pinfall total (including 30 bonus pins for each match win) to hold an 83-pin lead over PBA Wolf Open winner Sean Rash in second with 8,141. Rash posted a 5-3 record in match play.

Finishing the round in third was EJ Tackett, who suffered a heartbreaking loss in the title match of Thursday’s Bear Open to Simonsen. Tackett finished with a 4-3-1 match play record and 8,125 pinfall.

Marshall Kent and Kyle Troup both posted 7-1 records to surge into fourth and fifth place, respectively. Kent, finished with an 8,009 pinfall and Troup with 7,976.

Match play continues this afternoon at 5 p.m. with the second eight-game match play round. The final match play round gets underway Saturday at 11 a.m. which will determine the top five players for the Illinois Open stepladder finals at 3:30 p.m.

The 24 players in the match play field have the added challenge of competing on a dual lane condition – the Bear 41-foot lane condition on the left lane and the Wolf 32-foot condition on the right lane in each match which puts a premium on the players’ ability to adjust including using a different ball on each lane.

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Third event of the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing presented by the Brands of Ebonite International
Parkside Lanes, Aurora, Ill., Friday

(includes match play record and total pinfall for 36 games including bonus pins)

1, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 4-3-1, 8,359.
2, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5-3, 8,291.
3, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 4-3-1, 8,260.
4, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 7-1, 8,219.
5, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 7-1, 8,186.
6, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4-4, 8,178.
7, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 7-1, 8,148.
7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4-3-1, 8,148.
9, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5-3, 8,119.
10, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 6-2, 8,100.
11, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4-3-1, 8,051.
12, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4-3-1, 8,042.
13, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 4-4, 7,974.
14, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3-5, 7,935.
15, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 3-5, 7,886.
16, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 3-4-1, 7,861.
17, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 3-5, 7,854.
18, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 4-4, 7,834.
19, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1-7, 7,828.
20, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3-5, 7,807.
21, Dom Barrett, England, 3-5, 7,784.
22, Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim, Malaysia, 1-5-2, 7,758.
23, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1-7, 7,754.
24, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2-6, 7,683.
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