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2018/04/26

 

 

 


たまや ボウリング用品のプロショップ 自信の用品提供と納得のプラス

2018/04/25

 

 

 


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2018/04/24

 

 

 



2018/04/23

 

Non-Member Warren Eales Out Strikes Walter Ray Williams Jr. in Title Match to Win PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic

Warren Eales of Chandler, Ariz., bowling as a non-member, fired the last eight strikes in the championship match Monday against Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., to win the PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic at Lane Glo Bowl.
Eales, who is the Port Director for the United States Customs Service in Las Vegas, beat Williams 258-247 to become the first non-member to win a PBA50 Tour event since Nick Morgan of Sacramento, Calif., won the Senior Northern California Classic in 2008.

“Who knew this was going to happen,” said the 58-year-old Eales, who was the top qualifier for the stepladder finals of the first PBA50 tournament of the season. “To strike out in the 10th frame to beat Walter Ray, how could you script it any better? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime bowling experience.”

Williams, who was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title, finished the match with his 247 game forcing Eales to throw the first two strikes in the 10th frame for the win but Eales left little doubt about the outcome when he threw three pocket strikes.

“I have a pre-shot routine and I executed it exactly the way I wanted,” Eales said. “I just had to concentrate on keeping my hand underneath the ball, throw a soft shot and let it roll. The first shot in the 10th went exactly according to plan and then I just thought to myself I just need to do it one more time.”

Eales, who was a PBA member for two years in the mid-1980s, owns four USBC Open Championships top 10 finishes. He’s had several top 10 finishes in PBA regional tournaments and once finished 18th in a PBA Tour tournament. He’s a member of the Arizona, Phoenix and Mesa bowling halls of fame and now bowls tournaments mainly on the state and local level.

Eales trip to Florida for the Lucas Magazine Classic was actually part of a vacation with his wife Yeong.

“Once a year my wife and I take a week’s vacation around a tournament in a different part of the country,” he said. “This year we picked this tournament because there was also a regional in Sarasota a couple days before. Needless to say, it will be a vacation I’ll never forget.”

In the semi-final match Williams, who qualified third for the finals, beat one-time PBA Tour winner Mike Mineman of St. Louis 248-201 to advance to the title match. Mineman, who qualified second and was making his first PBA50 Tour finals appearance, won the 2006 Bayer Classic PBA Tour event.

In the second stepladder match, Williams beat No. 5 qualifier 56-year-old insurance agent Joel Carlson of Omaha, Neb., 268-241, to advance to the semi-final match.

Carlson, who has a best PBA50 Tour finish of third, which came in the 2016 Sun Bowl In The Villages, took advantage of a missed 10-pin and a gutter ball on a double by PBA Hall of Famer and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas to win the opening stepladder match 207-197.

The PBA50 Tour moves to The Villages, Fla. for the PBA50 National Championship presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical April 24-28 which is the first major of the season.



2018/04/22

 

Silver Lake Atom Splitters, Motown Muscle Advance as PBA League Competition Begins in Portland

The two-time past champion Oceanview at Falmouth Silver Lake Atom Splitters will continue their bid for a third OceanView at Falmouth PBA League Elias Cup in the semifinal round, but the underdog Barbasol Motown Muscle will have a say in Silver Lake’s future after posting an inspired opening-round victory as the sixth edition of the Elias Cup competition got off to a thunderous start in front of a sold-out crowd at Bayside Bowl.

The first two best-of-two-game quarterfinal rounds matches, which are part of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule, aired Sunday on ESPN.

In the first best-of-two-game match of the 2018 PBA League competition, the underdog Motown Muscle knocked out the top-seeded bowlingball.com L.A. X team, 233-194 and 219-210. The first game of the Baker format match included two strings of four strikes by Motown’s Josh Blanchard, Shota Kawazoe (shown in feature photo), Francois Lavoie, Anthony Simonsen and EJ Tackett while L.A. X threw only one strike in the first eight frames.

Game two was a nail-biter heading into the 10th frame where Tackett, working on a strike, left a 4 pin. L.A. X anchor bowler Jakob Butturff (at left) needed two strikes and nine pins to send the match into a one-ball sudden-death roll-off, but he left a 7 pin to hand Motown’s its first sweep in the PBA League’s six-year history.

“That was exciting,” Motown manager Del Ballard Jr. said. “I thought (Butturff’s) second shot was better than the first, but he didn’t get the strike.

“We obviously weren’t overconfident (after qualifying eighth),” he added. “We’ve always had a good team on paper, but not when it counts. Today was a different day than yesterday. I just tried to keep my guys loose. I told them, when you think about it, we had a USBC Masters champion (Simonsen), a U.S. Open champion (Lavoie), a two-time PBA World Champion (Tackett), the best player in his home country (Japan’s Kawazoe) and we still didn’t stack up against (L.A. X’s Jason Belmonte, a 17-time PBA Tour champion and four-time PBA Player of the Year).

“But the PBA League is about the team, not one guy. I didn’t want my guys over-thinking so we narrowed things down to one or two balls for each player to make decisions simpler, and it worked out perfectly.”

In the second match, the 2014 and 2015 Elias Cup champion Atom Splitters got off to a slow start against Brooklyn, but Jesper Svensson, Dick Allen, AJ Johnson (above), Tom Daugherty and anchor bowler Chris Barnes combined for a string of five strikes, taking the lead when Brooklyn’s PBA Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Parker Bohn III (below) left back-to-back splits. A late string of five strikes wasn’t enough as the Atom Splitters took a 223-212 decision.

Game two wasn’t as close. Silver Lake struck on seven of its first eight shots and ran away with a 257-205 victory after the Styles left seven single pins.

“The first game is always nerve-wracking,” said Silver Lake manager Mark Baker. “The adrenalin kicks in for everyone. You can’t explain to first-time bowlers what it’s going to be like with the crowds here. Even my heart started pumping.”

A pivotal shot involved Barnes converting the 2-5-8 in the 10th frame of game one, which gave the Atom Splitters the win.

“Chris making that spare was huge,” Baker said. “We won the first game, and when that happens, you know you will at least tie. When you win the first game, you know you’ve got a free swing at it in game two. It got all of our guys a little looser.”

Motown, which has never won the Elias Cup, will meet the Atom Splitters in the first semifinal round match that will air on ESPN on Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. ET.

The final two quarterfinal round matches – New York City vs. Dallas and Philadelphia vs. Portland – will air next Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m. ET with the winners advancing to the second semifinal match on May 6. The Elias Cup finals will air on Sunday, May 13, at 1 p.m. All ESPN telecasts are being simultaneously streamed on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

 

本間由佳梨、プロ入り6年目に悲願の初優勝・初タイトル! 

すでに初夏を思わせる南国を舞台とした宮崎プロアマオープンが、本日閉幕致しました。

宮崎の活力溢れる明るい土地柄を気に入って、毎年訪れるのを楽しみにしている選手も多く、自身初のパーフェクトを達成した古田翔子をはじめ、今年も宮崎に分けてもらったパワーでみな元気なプレーを見せてくれました。

2日にわたる予選を多くの若手選手が突破していくなか、斉藤志乃ぶ、稲橋和枝のレジェンドも健在をアピールして準決勝へ進出を果たします。

実力と組合せの運がものを言う準決勝ブロックラウンドロビンでは、三冠女王・松永裕美、松岡美穂子、松尾星伽や大根谷 愛、山田 幸らタイトルホルダーが脱落。

一人全勝を挙げてさすがの強さを見せつけた姫路 麗を筆頭に、各ブロック上位2名が選出され、16名による決勝トーナメントへ突入します。

1回戦ではディフェンディングチャンピオンの久保田彩花、進 博美、平野志帆、堀内 綾、山田弥佳、大久保咲桜、近藤文美、鶴井亜南らが敗退。

本間由佳梨、姫路 麗、宇山侑花、佐藤まさみ、堂元美佐、浅田梨奈、霜出佳奈、名和 秋らが勝ち上がり、続く2回戦はなんと4試合中3試合がその差わずか3ピン以内という接戦を繰り広げた末に本間、宇山、堂元、霜出が準決勝へと駒を進めます。

押しも押されぬ女王・姫路を破り、大金星をあげた本間と、九州勢唯一の勝ち残りで声援を背負う宇山による準決勝Aゾーンは、宇山が2フレーム目に、本間が4フレーム目にスプリットからのオープンフレームを出し、その後は両者ともストライクが決まらず我慢比べ状態に。勝敗の行方は10フレームに持ち込まれ、ここでようやくダブルを持って来た本間がぴったりワンマーク差で宇山を下しました。

続くBゾーンは堂元と霜出の対戦。ターキースタートの霜出が7フレーム目をオープンとするも堂元とスリーマーク差でリードを取りましたが、このままやられっぱなしでは終われないとばかりに9フレーム目から堂元が猛攻。霜出に届かないもののわずか4ピン差まで追い詰め、先輩プロの意地を見せました。

アマチュア時代、ナショナルチームでともに日の丸を背負って戦っていた本間と霜出の、どちらが勝っても初優勝の頂上決戦。今度は本間が滑り出しから4連続ストライクを決めてリードを取ります。2フレーム目に7-10スプリットを出して出遅れてしまった霜出は、左レーンに捕まってしまいストライクが続かないダッチマン状態になってしまい、9フレーム・10フレーム1投目とようやくストライクを繋げましたが、先を行く本間の背は遠く追いつくこと叶わず。3マークのリードを保ったまま、本間の優勝となりました。

今大会はボールチェンジの判断も当たり、ツキもあったという本間。余談ながら予選中に宮崎が誇るパワースポットの一つ、青島神社にお詣りして勝利祈願してきたとのこと。そんな宮崎の神様のご利益あってか、その実力は折り紙付きながらも、これまで何度も口惜しい思いに泣かされてきた本間、恩師や朋友達の見守るなか、優勝という扉を開けて新たな境地に踏み出しました!

 

柴田英徳プロ45周年記念大会で「絶対に宮崎でベストアマを取る!」と宣言、見事ベストアマ獲得!

中島 瑞葵 選手

 

 



2018/04/21

 

 

本間由佳梨

 

 

浅田 梨奈


4月26日 PWBA Las Vegas Open
5月3日 PWBA Sonoma County Open
5月6日 2018 PBA Tour Finals
5月9日 ROUND1 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING 2018
5月10日 PWBA Fountain Valley Open
5月14日 第57回男子・51回女子プロボウラー資格取得テスト 第二次テスト
5月15日 第57回男子・51回女子プロボウラー資格取得テスト 第二次テスト
5月16日 USBC Queens
5月18日 PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open
5月20日 Busan Cup
5月21日 JPBAシーズントライアル 2018 スプリングシリーズ
5月22日 JPBAシーズントライアル 2018 スプリングシリーズ
5月26日 『グリコセブンティーンアイス杯 』第6回プロアマボウリングトーナメント
5月31日 PWBA East Hartford Open
6月1日 PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open
6月5日 2018下半期女子出場優先順位決定戦
6月7日 PWBA Louisville Open
6月8日 PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open
6月12日 ROUND1 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING 2018
6月14日 PWBA Greater Harrisburg Open
6月19日 ROUND1 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING 2018
6月23日 U.S. Women’s Open
6月29日 PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Open

2018/04/20

 

 

進 博美

 

 

佐藤まさみ


 

2018/04/18

 

Dick Allen Wins 5th Career Title in Port Property Management PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout

Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., a 39-year-old 18-year Professional Bowlers Association touring player, captured his fifth career title in the Port Property Management Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl Wednesday.

Allen, who is known as a free spirit, embraced the equally free-spirited Bayside Bowl crowd in defeating journeyman John Furey of Howell, N.J., 269-226, 247-235, to sweep the best-of-three-game title match and end Furey’s bid for his first PBA Tour title.

“I don’t know what it is,” Allen said. “I love this place. I always bowl well here. It’s the fans, the atmosphere, everything about it. I love it here.”

Allen had a split and open in his first frame, but then ran off a string of strikes to take the lead into the final two frames where single-pin spares gave Furey a chance to throw two strikes and good count in his 10th frame to win. But Furey, the 2012 PBA East Region Player of the Year, left the 3-6-10 on his first shot in the 10th.

Allen earned his berth in the title match by denying 58-year-old PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. a chance to win a record 48th PBA Tour title, eliminating the PBA’s all-time winningest bowler, 2-1, in the semifinal round while Furey pulled off the upset of the tournament, sweeping Australia’s Jason Belmonte, 254-248, 244-226, in the other semifinal match.

Allen lost the first game to Williams, 258-226, but won a one-ball, two-shot sudden-death roll-off after they tied at 258 in game two to avoid elimination. Both players struck on their first roll-off shots, but Williams left a 10 pin on his second and Allen struck again to force a third game which Allen won, 279-247.

The Maine Shootout was the first of eight PBA Tour Xtra Frame events scheduled for 2018. Xtra Frame’s next event will be live coverage of the OceanView at Falmouth PBA League seeding tournament from Bayside Bowl Friday at 7 p.m. EDT. For subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.


 

2018/04/17

 

HOFer Walter Ray Williams Jr. Among 16 Finalists in Port Property Management PBA Maine Shootout

The field of survivors in the Professional Bowlers Association’s Port Property Management PBA Maine Shootout is down to 16 after two rounds of best-of-three-game, single elimination matches at Bayside Bowl Tuesday.

Among the players still in contention for Wednesday’s final rounds, in addition to defending champion Ryan Ciminelli of Clarence, N.Y., is 58-year-old PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., who last won a PBA Tour title eight years ago.

“As long as I still have my sponsors, I’m going to keep bowling,” the PBA’s all-time titles record-holder said. “I don’t care for this kind of tournament format, but maybe it’s to my advantage at this point. I always believed the more games you bowled, the better bowlers would always win, but I’m not sure I could keep up with all of the young guys these days if that’s what we had to do all of the time.”

Williams, who won his record 47th PBA Tour title in the 2010 USBC Masters, still competes in all of the PBA Tour events against a majority of players half his age, and he’s an active – and highly competitive – player on the PBA50 Tour. In between national tournaments, he bowls weekend PBA Regional events against both “kids” and seniors. On Sunday while on his way to Portland, Williams made a stop in Towson, Md., where he won another PBA Regional. He now has an all-time record of 107 victories at all levels of PBA tournament competition.

Tuesday, Williams swept 23-year-old Swedish two-handed star Jesper Svensson in his first best-of-three-game match, 194-184 and 225-215. In the evening Round of 16, he rallied from a one-game deficit to eliminate recently-inducted PBA Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 188-223, 257-226, 227-222.

Ciminelli, who won the last PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout held in 2016, advanced with a 219-181, 248-257, 288-263 victory over Jason Sterner of Rockledge, Fla., and a 256-159, 214-193 sweep of BJ Moore of Greensburg, Pa., in the Round of 16.

Also advancing was 2017 PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia who threw the tournament’s first perfect game as part of a 217-191, 300-236 sweep of 2016 Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind. And in a battle of emerging stars, 22-year-old Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., fresh off winning his first PBA Tour title in the USBC Masters Sunday in Syracuse, N.Y., had to rally to oust highly-regarded rookie Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., 189-252, 201-201, 10-9 in one ball roll-off, 238-227. In the second game, Anderson struck in the one-ball roll-off after they tied at 201 and Doyle left a wobbling 10 pin that eventually cost him the game.

All rounds of the Maine Shootout, the first of eight PBA Tour Xtra Frame events scheduled for 2018, is being covered live on PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.

Round of 16, Round of 8, semifinal and championship rounds will be contested Wednesday, with the best-of-three-game title match scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EDT. Every match will be covered live on Xtra Frame.

川添奨太 1回戦 (敗退) (208, 238, 213) 1 - 2 Francois Lavoie (243, 226, 225)


 

2018/04/15

 

 【USBC】 USBC Masters 【Finals】

ANDREW ANDERSON WINS 2018 USBC MASTERS

Team USA's Andrew Anderson completed his schooling of the 360-player field at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters as he captured his first career Professional Bowlers Association Tour title on Sunday.

The 22-year-old right-hander from Holly, Michigan, went undefeated in match play at the Oncenter Convention Center this week and held off Alex Hoskins of Brigham City, Utah, in the championship match, 213-199, to win the coveted title and $30,000 top prize. Hoskins claimed $25,000 for the runner-up finish.

The USBC Masters is a major on the PBA Tour schedule, and Sunday's championship round was broadcast live on ESPN.

"This is surreal," said Anderson, who is working toward a degree in elementary education. "You think about it all the time, how cool it would be to hold up that trophy, and it's unbelievable. I can't believe that just happened."

Anderson and Hoskins were even early in the title tilt, before Anderson surged into the lead with four consecutive strikes starting in the fourth frame. He opened the door for Hoskins by chopping the 6-10 combination in the eighth frame, but Hoskins was unable to take advantage, recording an open of his own in the eighth frame.

Anderson finished the match first and had the opportunity to lock out Hoskins with a strike on the first delivery of his 10th frame, but he left a 4 pin. After converting the spare, Anderson left another 4 pin on his fill ball to give Hoskins a chance to throw three strikes for a one-pin victory.

"The shot in the eighth was just a bad, bad shot," Anderson said. "I threw the shots in the ninth and 10th really well, and I would throw those over and over again. A couple of 4 pins gave him an opportunity."

Hoskins recorded the first strike, but he left a 3-6-10 combination on his second shot to fall short.

Anderson has had a memorable 2018, which also includes earning a spot on Team USA and a third-place finish at the PBA Tournament of Champions. Sunday marked the second TV appearance of his professional career, and he was able to put his experience to work as his game plan came together.

"It really gave me so much more confidence," Anderson said. "I knew what to look for and was ready and more prepared. The game plan was always to be farther left than everybody, and the three right-handers ahead of me made a little more hook to the right for me, so that helped me feel comfortable going in."

Hoskins was making his second consecutive trip to the stepladder finals at the Masters. He finished third in his tournament debut last year in Las Vegas. Sunday, he again was looking to become the first amateur to win the Masters since Arizona's Brett Wolfe won the 2002 event.

"I surprisingly wasn't as nervous as I thought I'd be in that moment," Hoskins said of his final frame. "I was pretty calm and threw the first one really well. I think with how I saw the ball go through the pins, I felt like I needed to hit it a little harder on the second shot, and I got a little slow. It wasn't my best shot, and that's what it comes down to. He made better shots than I did, and that's why he's the winner."

Hoskins' start to his semifinal match against USBC Hall of Famer and co-worker at Storm Products, Inc., Steve Kloempken of Pleasant View, Utah, didn't bode well for a trip to the championship match as he opened in three of his first four frames.

After discussing what he was seeing on the lanes with his ball representatives, the 25-year-old right-hander made a move and fired six consecutive strikes, including one in a must-strike situation to start the 10th frame, to record the win and advance to face Anderson, 213-197.

Kloempken survived a back-and-forth match with Joe Paluszek of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, to advance to the semifinal, 189-188. With Paluszek finishing first, Kloempken converted a 10 pin after a strike in the 10th frame to secure the win.

In Sunday's opening match, Kloempken rebounded from an early open frame to deliver seven consecutive strikes on his way to a 243-211 victory over 2017 U.S. Open champion Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida.

Competitors in the sold-out field this week bowled 15 games of qualifying, before a cut was made to the top 63, who joined defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia in the double-elimination match-play bracket. Belmonte finished tied for 25th place.


 

2018/04/14

 

ANDREW ANDERSON EARNS TOP SEED FOR FINALS AT 2018 USBC MASTERS

Andrew Anderson's 2018 continues to get better and better, and he's now one win away from earning his first Professional Bowlers Association Tour title as the top seed for the televised finals of the United States Bowling Congress Masters.

The 22-year-old right-hander from Holly, Michigan, set the tone for the week when he paced the field through the first squad of qualifying at the Oncenter Convention Center, and a combination of patience, consistency and mental toughness helped him navigate unscathed through three rounds of qualifying and the double-elimination match-play bracket.

In the three-game match to determine the No. 1 seed for Sunday's championship round, Anderson topped Alex Hoskins of Brigham City, Utah, 613-487. Hoskins will enter the USBC Masters stepladder as the No. 2 seed for the second consecutive year.

The two will be joined on the show by Joe Paluszek of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USBC Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken of Pleasant View, Utah, and Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida, who survived the four-player elimination match that determined the last three seeds.

The Masters stepladder will be broadcast live on ESPN, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern, with the champion taking home the coveted Masters trophy and $30,000 top prize.

"There have been some blessings in disguise this year, and I've experienced some upset moments that have really driven me to get that much better," said Anderson, who had a high set of 663 and low set of 613 in six matches this week. "I'm tired of not being good enough, so this year is kind of like my coming out party. I feel like I have something to prove to these guys, and I think I'm doing that so far, but a major and a title would be really nice."

Anderson began his year by earning a spot on Team USA 2018, and he followed that with the first TV appearance of his PBA Tour career a month later at the PBA Tournament of Champions, where he lost to eventual champion Matt O'Grady in the semifinal.

Though that experience didn't end with a trophy or a banner bearing his name, Anderson is ready to use what he learned from his TV debut to his advantage Sunday in Syracuse.

"It was my first show, and they said it was going to go fast," said Anderson, who has a pair of third-place finishes in his two full seasons on the PBA Tour. "It went terribly fast, and before I knew it, my shoes were off. This time, I really want to be the one holding the trophy. I want to be able to stick around and enjoy that, so I'm going to take the idea that I've been there before, and I can do it this time. I am thankful for the opportunity, and I want to take advantage of it."

Hoskins also will be drawing on the experience he gained in his TV debut, noting that the nerves he felt in 2017 have been replaced by excitement and confidence.

The 25-year-old right-hander snuck into the 64-player bracket this week in the No. 56 spot and rolled to five consecutive wins before running out of gas against Anderson. He lost in the same match last year, falling to Australia's Jason Belmonte, who went on to win his record fourth Masters title.

"I was basically just thrown out there last year and had no idea what to expect, since it was my first show," Hoskins said. "Even though this is only my second show, I can't even describe how valuable last year's experience was and how much that will help me tomorrow. I feel so much more confident and excited to bowl, compared to being incredibly nervous last year."

Anderson and Hoskins will be appearing on a PBA Tour telecast for the second time each, and Paluszek and Kloempken will make their debuts under the PBA's TV lights, meaning the top four seeds have a combined two PBA television appearances, while Page, a six-time PBA Tour champion, will make the 20th of his career.

Page's most recent win happened just a few miles away at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, New York, where he won the first major of his career - the 2017 U.S. Open - in November.

Page and Kloempken will meet in the opening match Sunday, with the winner moving on to face Paluszek.

The three emerged from the shootout match that included the final four players in the elimination bracket. Paluszek led the way with a 669 series to earn the No. 3 seed for TV and was followed by Kloempken (638) and Page (614), who will be No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Andrew Suscreba of Clifton, New Jersey, rolled a 593 set and was eliminated.

Beyond Page's past success in Syracuse, Kloempken recently found the spotlight at the Oncenter Convention Center by rolling the first perfect game of the 2018 USBC Open Championships on the way to the lead in Regular Doubles with former Team USA member David Haynes of Las Vegas.

Hoskins also was a member of their team this year at the Open Championships, while Kloempken and Page have competed together in the past.

All competitors at the 2018 Masters bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 players who joined Belmonte in match play.

This year at the Oncenter Convention Center, Belmonte finished tied for 25th place.

The Masters is a major title on the PBA Tour, and all rounds of qualifying and match play were livestreamed on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit PBA.com.


 

2018/04/13

 

SIXTEEN PLAYERS UNDEFEATED AT 2018 USBC MASTERS

Despite a disappointing final round of qualifying at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters, Alex Hoskins of Brigham City, Utah, was able to sneak into this year's double-elimination bracket, and he took advantage of the opportunity by notching two wins Friday at the Oncenter Convention Center.

The 25-year-old right-hander defeated Denmark's Thomas Larsen (696-620) and Nick Pate of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota (606-585), to remain undefeated in the 64-player bracket.

Also among the 16 unbeaten players are top qualifier Stuart Williams of England, 2007 USBC Masters champion Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, USBC Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken of Pleasant View, Utah, and 2017 U.S. Open winner Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida.

"I definitely felt like I was out after the third round of qualifying," said Hoskins, who only rolled one game over 200 on the way to a 929 five-game set in Thursday's final qualifying round. "When I saw that I'd made it, it was kind of like I was playing with house money. I came out today with nothing to lose, no chip on my shoulder, and threw it pretty well the first two matches to come away with a couple of wins."

Match play at the 2018 Masters will continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Eastern with 16 matches - eight in the winners bracket and eight in the elimination bracket. The 32 competitors are vying for the coveted Masters trophy and $30,000 top prize.

The list of players remaining in the elimination bracket includes defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 2009 PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, and Pate, the 2016-2017 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Most Valuable Player.

The five-player stepladder finals will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Hoskins is competing in his second Masters and is looking to improve on the third-place finish he registered last year in his tournament debut.

On the way to the No. 2 spot for last year's championship round, Hoskins collected wins against Barnes, 2016 PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, Argentina's Lucas Legnani, USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber and Sweden's Martin Larsen, before falling to Belmonte in the match to determine the top seed.

The memorable run through match play did amazing things for the young right-hander's confidence, and he returned this year intent on proving that his success wasn't a fluke.

He also has watched last year's telecast on more than one occasion to see what he did right and what he could do differently. He described bowling on TV as the highest amount of pressure you can feel as a bowler and admits that nerves definitely were a factor.

"Getting through some big names last year really has helped show me that I belong out here, and I can compete with these guys," said Hoskins, who fell to Michael Tang, 227-217, in the semifinal of the 2017 Masters. "I wanted to come show that it wasn't a one-time thing. Even though I don't bowl out here full-time, it's nice to get a week out here to compete."

Hoskins will take on Larsen in Saturday's opening round.

Four left-handers remain in contention at the 2018 Masters, and the group includes a pair of U.S. Open winners - Page and Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, New York - the 2017 PBA Rookie of the Year (Matt Sanders of Evansville, Indiana) and a former member of Junior Team USA (Kenny Ryan of Farmingdale, New Jersey). Page and Ciminelli are in the winners bracket, and Sanders and Ryan are in the elimination bracket.

Page's U.S. Open victory, the first major title of his career, came just down the street at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, New York, and his friends joked that if he's able to also win this week's Masters, he should consider buying a house in Syracuse.

The 34-year-old's success at the Oncenter Convention Center has been well-earned after some recent changes in his game. Even after winning the U.S. Open in November, Page struggled in recent events, necessitating the changes.

"I just made some recent changes in my game, but I'm still fighting the old me a little bit," said Page, a six-time PBA Tour champion. "Confidence-wise, I feel great. When I execute the way I want to, it's very good, but there is a little fighting back and forth that I'm dealing with. I've also struggled in this tournament in the past, so being able to win a couple matches today has me feeling a lot better, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the week."

Page will meet Andrew Suscreba of Clifton, New Jersey, on Saturday morning.

Belmonte, who is seeking his fifth Masters title since 2013 and record-tying 10th career major, will bowl Tim Pfeifer of Oak Dale, Pennsylvania, in his opening match Saturday.

All competitors at the 2018 Masters bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 players joining Belmonte in match play.

The Masters is a major title on the PBA Tour, and all rounds of qualifying and match play are being livestreamed on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit PBA.com.

川添奨太 1回戦 (負け) 547-607 Steve Kloempken 、敗者ゾーン1回戦 (勝ち)625-524 Jacob Kent 、敗者ゾーン2回戦 (負け)599-681 Joe Bailey 。

 

 

 


 

2018/04/12

 

STUART WILLIAMS LEADS QUALIFYING AT 2018 USBC MASTERS

England's Stuart Williams paced the field for the second consecutive day at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters to finish as the top overall qualifier for the tournament's double-elimination match-play bracket.

After surging to the top of the standings at the Oncenter Convention Center on Wednesday, Williams added a 1,076 set Thursday to finish qualifying with a 15-game total of 3,295, a 219.6 average.

Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, the 2016 USBC Masters champion, qualified second with 3,250, Team USA's Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan, was third with 3,247, tournament newcomer Brandon Biondo of Carpentersville, Illinois, was fourth with 3,234 and Sean Lavery-Spahr of Pasadena, Texas, rounded out the top five with 3,224.

Action at the 2018 Masters now shifts to match play, with the first half of the bracket taking the lanes Friday at 9 a.m. Eastern. Winners will be determined by three-game total pinfall.

Match play will continue throughout the day Friday and into Saturday, and the final five players will advance to the stepladder finals, which will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. The winner will take home $30,000 of the $270,000 prize fund.

Williams, a 36-year-old right-hander who now resides in Phoenix, averaged more than 224 during his two blocks on the tournament's fresh 40-foot lane condition. He's seen favorable ball reaction throughout the week, and now will rely on his experience to help him back to the stepladder finals.

He finished third at the 2013 Masters held in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

"I've been able to have good ball reaction for most of this week from multiple angles, so that should play favorably for me in matches," said Williams, who won the 2011 Professional Bowlers Association Bayer Viper Open. "From here out, it's just about making good shots, hopefully staying ahead of the transition and making good choices."

Williams also thinks this week's challenging condition will lead to some interesting decisions in match play.

"I think with how challenging the pattern played, urethane will be out of play for most of the guys," Williams said. "I'm sure a few will try, but there seems to be way too much oil to the outside part of the lane. That'll bring a few more tactics into play for matches, like being able to break it down in different parts of the lane, so it should be interesting."

Williams will face Ramon Hilferink of the Netherlands in the first round of match play Friday.

Hilferink earned the No. 64 seed in a four-way roll-off to determine the final two spots in the bracket.

Hilferink rolled a 190 game to hold on to the final spot, while Charlie Brown of Grandville, Michigan, will be No. 63 in the bracket after posting 201. Ryan Patterson of Washington, West Virginia, and Chad Roberts of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, were eliminated after games of 182 and 177, respectively.

All four players finished qualifying with a 3,054 total, a 203.6 average.

Brown will start match play against Simonsen, who had a much different experience in Syracuse this week compared to his time in Las Vegas for the 2017 event, where he entered as the defending champion and automatically was seeded into match play.

With some extra excitement and fanfare heading into last year's event, the 21-year-old two-hander qualified 59th, slightly improving his spot in the bracket after being guaranteed the No. 64 spot. He admitted he really didn't settle into the right frame of mind as early as he would've liked. He won his first match but eventually finished tied for 17th place.

SimonsenAnthony2018MastersForWeb250x140"It's different coming back to try and defend a title, especially at this event and with how the seeding works," said Simonsen, whose Masters win made him the youngest major champion in PBA history at 19 years and 39 days old. "It was tougher to get into tournament mode knowing I already was in the top 64, and I ended up getting a slower start in match play before everything kicked back to normal. Having to earn my spot this week, I was in the right mindset from the get go."

Simonsen will look to take what he's learned through qualifying at the Oncenter Convention Center and match his performance from 2016, where he went undefeated in match play and defeated Canada's Dan MacLelland in the title match, 245-207.

"I've figured out a trick to keep it around the pocket on the fresh and was able to get away with a couple of good games," said Simonsen, who owns three PBA Tour titles. "I'm going to stick with that as the game plan tomorrow. I'll have a couple of ball options available but plan on staying in that same zone."

This year's defending champion, Jason Belmonte of Australia, also improved his seeding, finishing qualifying in a tie for 42nd place with a 3,097 total.

Belmonte, who is seeking his fifth Masters title since 2013 and record-tying 10th career major, will bowl 2015 U.S. Open champion Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, New York, in his opening match Friday.

Other past champions advancing to match play include 2007 winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, and Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, who captured the title in 2011.

Rash will face Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina, in the first round, while Hess squares off against Steven Arehart of Chesapeake, Virginia.

All competitors at the 2018 Masters bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 players joining Belmonte in match play.

The Masters, a major title on the PBA Tour, will have livestream coverage leading up to the stepladder finals on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit PBA.com.

38位 川添奨太 Match Play 進出

 

 

 


 

2018/04/11

 

BIG DAY HELPS STUART WILLIAMS INTO LEAD AT 2018 USBC MASTERS

Like any bowling event, the United States Bowling Congress Masters presents competitors with an ever-changing puzzle that must be solved in a set period of time, or games, often through a series of educated guesses.

Through two days of qualifying at the 2018 USBC Masters, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, has proven to be the among the most versatile problem solvers, turning in consistent performances on both variations of this week's 40-foot oil pattern - the fresh and the "burn."

The 48-year-old right-hander and three-time Masters runner-up rolled nearly identical scores during his first two qualifying blocks at the Oncenter Convention Center, shooting 1,082 on the fresh lane condition Tuesday and 1,078 on the burn Wednesday for a 10-game total of 2,160, which is 10th overall.

Other competitors in the 360-player field claimed their spots near the top of the leaderboard with help from a big block on either the fresh or the burn, while grinding along on the other.

England's Stuart Williams holds the overall lead through two rounds with a 2,219 total, a 221.9 average, which included sets of 1,048 on the burn Tuesday and 1,171 on the fresh Wednesday morning. He catapulted from 48th place into the lead with the second-highest block of the day.

Williams is followed in the standings by 2016 Masters champion Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas (2,214), Kyle Cook of Centerville, Ohio (2,182), and Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, and Sean Lavery-Spahr of Pasadena, Texas, who are tied for fourth place with 2,178.

The 2018 Masters features a total prize fund of $270,000 and again is a major event on the PBA Tour. The winner will take home $30,000. The stepladder finals will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia is 32nd with a 2,100 total, while Kevin Bienko of Kenmore, New York, and 2011 Masters champion Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, are tied for 64th place with 2,047.

In theory, with two of the three qualifying rounds, and many of the match-play rounds, contested on fresh oil, the advantage this week could go to the players who have excelled on the fresh, but Barnes is familiar enough with the event to know to be prepared for anything.

He has put himself in a fairly comfortable position with five games to go in qualifying, and five more games on the freshly oiled lanes will allow him to continue to dial in on the most effective strategies, from the start, and as the lanes transition.

"Over the years, I've been pretty lucky and gotten to lead this event three times, and most of those times, I had a look from a few different parts of the lane, so it didn't really matter if I bowled on the fresh or the hook or this type of player or that type of player," Barnes said. "Based on that, I'm looking for as many different avenues to get there, so that no matter what you bowl on, you have a plan of attack that will allow you to succeed."

Another big performer Wednesday was Andrew Suscreba of Clifton, New Jersey, whose experience this week has been the opposite of Williams.

Suscreba, 25-year-old right-hander and former collegiate bowler at William Paterson, experienced a couple of hiccups and challenges with ball reaction Tuesday on the way to a 987 opening round on the fresh oil pattern, but he bounced back Wednesday with a 1,176 effort on the burn, the highest block of the day. He is eighth after two rounds with a 2,163 total.

Despite finishing the first day of competition tied for 128th place, Suscreba feels his strategy is sound, and he expects to see a better result when he bowls on the fresh again in Thursday's third round.

"Today in practice, I came out and tried every ball I didn't try yesterday, hoping to find something that worked, and I did," said Suscreba, who is making this third Masters appearance. "I'm feeling much better after today and looking forward to tomorrow. I'm going to go with the same game plan on the fresh because I feel like I had a good look early, and again when I moved left in Game 3. I just have to change to a better ball after Game 3, and I think I can finish strong."

Unlike a maze, escape room or Rubik's Cube, where the process is relatively defined and the endpoint is clear, the Masters puzzle is two-tiered.

Success in the initial part of the event, 15 games of qualifying, is rewarded with a new challenge - three-game one-on-one matches, where total pinfall determines the winner.

Asking each of the 360 players in the field how they approached the challenge might reveal 360 different strategies based on their individual strengths, weaknesses and preferences, though their versatility clearly can be measured on the tournament leaderboard.

For Williams, a veteran on the international bowling scene, the initial expectation this week was that the bigger scores would come from the burn squad, and that would be the time to get all you could. That was how he found early success at the 2017 event in Las Vegas.

When that wasn't exactly the case in Syracuse, his experience and versatility helped him adapt on the fly.

"The lanes were actually quite a bit harder on the burn than I think most people expected them to be, so I was a little anxious this morning with only shooting 48 over on what we thought would be the "easy" squad," said Williams, a 36-year-old right-hander who finished third at the 2013 Masters. "I came in and made a decision that I wasn't going to try and play to the right too much because it seemed like it was very difficult out there. I figured we were going to get into the middle of the lane anyway, so I might as well be there to start with, so I wouldn't miss the transition."

Qualifying at the Oncenter Convention Center continues Thursday at 8 a.m. Eastern, and 15-game pinfall totals will determine the match-play field. The top 63 players will join Belmonte in the double-elimination bracket, where three-game total pinfall determines who advances.

Match play will take place Friday and Saturday and determine the five players for the championship stepladder.

As the defending champion, Belmonte is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying gives him a chance to improve his seeding, as well as get a feel for the bowling center and oil pattern.

The Australian two-hander is seeking his fifth Masters title since 2013 and record-tying 10th career major victory. PBA Tour star Pete Weber and the late Earl Anthony share the record.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the Masters will be covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit PBA.com.

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2018/04/10

 

JACOB KENT LEADS AFTER OPENING DAY AT 2018 USBC MASTERS

The year Jacob Kent of Newark, New York, was born, his father, United States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Doug Kent, won the first of his two USBC Masters titles.

Jacob grew up seeing that trophy, and many others, on a daily basis, and it motivated him to want one of his own someday.

The younger Kent now is 26 years old and has his sights set on the 2018 edition of Masters trophy, which is up for grabs this week at the Oncenter Convention Center. He paced the sold-out 360-player field through the first of three days of qualifying, averaging 228 for five games Tuesday.

Kent's 1,140 total landed him seven pins ahead of France's Gaetan Mouveroux (1,133), who was followed by Anthony Lavery-Spahr of Little Elm, Texas, and Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas (1,130), and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois (1,123). Defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia finished the day in 26th place with a 1,066 total.

"This is one of the tournaments I look forward to every year," Kent said. "I think it's one of the most prestigious events besides the U.S. Open, and I definitely think it's the hardest to win because of how the match-play style is. It's very difficult to make it to the TV show. For my dad to win it two times is special, and it would be awesome if I was ever able to win, too. Having a third title in the family would be absolutely incredible and a dream come true."

Because Jacob Kent works full-time at a bank and part-time at his family's bowling center, Doug Kent's Rose Bowl Lanes, he doesn't have much time to bowl, but he did everything to make sure he was ready for this week's event.

And, where competing approximately 60 miles from home might add pressure for some bowlers, Kent is embracing the opportunity to represent upstate New York on the lanes. Getting to sleep in his own bed also is a comforting bonus.

Oh, and there's the unlimited support and sage fatherly advice from a 10-time PBA champion, whose list of accomplishments includes six standard PBA Tour titles and four majors, which earned him the No. 43 spot on the 2009 list of the 50 Greatest Players in PBA History.

"My dad always says he's past his prime, but he still throws it amazing," said Jacob Kent, a former Junior Team USA member and collegiate national champion with Robert Morris-Illinois in 2013. "He's always willing to give advice and reminds me to take it one shot at a time and not try to win the tournament in one shot or the first game. It's a long format, so don't think that one game is going to cost you the whole tournament and knock you out. It's just a matter of grinding it out, being yourself and taking it one shot at a time."

All competitors at the Oncenter Convention Center this week will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the match-play field. The top 63 players will join Belmonte in the double-elimination bracket, where three-game total pinfall determines who advances.

Match play will take place Friday and Saturday and determine the five players for the championship stepladder, which will be televised live on ESPN on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.

As the defending champion, Belmonte is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying gives him a chance to improve his seeding, as well as get a feel for the bowling center and oil pattern.

The Australian two-hander is seeking his fifth Masters title since 2013 and record-tying 10th career major victory. PBA Tour star Pete Weber and the late Earl Anthony share the record.

Jacob Kent's five games Tuesday were contested on the "burn" squad, meaning one group of competitors already had bowled on the lanes before his squad. Each of the next two rounds, Kent will face a fresh version of the 40-foot oil pattern, which will require a completely different game plan.

When he returns to the lanes Wednesday at 8 a.m. Eastern, the young right-hander will rely on a combination of what he experienced in practice Monday and what he saw throughout the day Tuesday. He'll also consider what he learned in previous Masters appearances.

"I was kind of young and still learning a lot about the game when I bowled the Masters before, and I didn't see it the way I do now, which is a lot like my dad does," Kent said. "It's a lot safer, and I know not to go for the home run all the time, but when it's there, you have to go for it. That's one thing I did today. I know I had a really good ball reaction compared to a lot of people, so I really tried to go after it and use it to my advantage to get as much as I could. I hope I can do that tomorrow, too, though I'll be playing much straighter."

When Doug Kent claimed his second Masters title in 2006, Jacob was in high school and unable to make the trip to Milwaukee due to his workload at school. By then, though, he was old enough to understand the significance of winning such a prestigious event once, let alone multiple times, a feat accomplished by just eight bowlers since the event debuted in 1951.

"My dad's first title was the Masters in 1991, so I think it would be really cool if somehow I could carry on that legacy and win my first title at the Masters, too," Kent said.

Doug Kent finished the first day of qualifying Tuesday tied for 130th place with a 986 total.

The 2018 Masters features a total prize fund of $270,000 and again is a major event on the PBA Tour. The winner will take home $30,000.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the Masters will be covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit PBA.com.

81位 川添奨太

 

 

 

本日より第一次実技テスト開始!

東日本会場・東京ドームボウリングセンター、西日本会場・神戸スカイレーンを皮切りに、第57回男子・51回女子プロボウラー資格取得テスト・第一次実技テストが開始しました。

東日本男女45名、西日本男女28名が、男子は1日15ゲーム、女子1日12ゲームを4日間投げ抜く、長くて厳しい自分との戦いに挑みます。

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川口富美恵、5度目の大会制覇を果たす!

4月8日(日)、伊万里スターボウルにて承認大会・第9回佐賀レディースプロアマオープントーナメントが開催されました。

予選、決勝とハードなレーンコンディションに翻弄され、最終ゲームを前に優勝候補は中野麻理子・進 博美・川口富美恵の上位3名に絞られましたが、まず中野が166ピンで脱落します。

続いて進が185ピンで終了し、残る川口が優勝するには10フレームにマークを持ってくることが絶対条件となりましたが、1投目は遅くなったレーンを意識したか外に大きく外し、4本カウントのミスショット。しかし場内が見守るなか、これをきっちりカバーして6ピン差で逃げ切り、5度目の大会制覇を果たしました。


 

2018/04/04

 

近藤菜帆選手が大会連覇!

感動の幕引きとなった関西オープンが終了した翌日の4月1日(日)、会場も同じイーグルボウル(大阪)にて承認大会・第9回 WAVE CUP in OSAKA が開催され、近藤菜帆選手が優勝されました。

ディフェンディングチャンピオンでもある近藤選手は予選から首位に立つ活躍を見せ、決勝でもビッグゲームを連発。2位の本間由佳梨、ホストプロの吉川宗一郎らに大差をつけて大会連覇を果たし、愛知ジュニアの底力を見せつけてくれました!


 

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