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2017/06/26

 

酒井武雄、12年ぶりの35勝目を挙げる!

ボールから迸るようなパワーとスピード、強い回転や鋭い曲りでストライクの大盤振る舞いは観客を沸かせるボウリングの華。

しかしじっくりとレーンに取り組み、長年の経験や智恵を活かした豊富な引き出しで着実にライバルを倒して行く様もまたボウリングの醍醐味の一つ。

そんないぶし銀の男が集う年に一度のシニア大会、HANDACUPプロボウリングマスターズが本日閉幕致しました。

2日間に分けて行われた予選では、今大会唯一のパーフェクトを達成した大友 仁がぶっちぎりで首位を独走する一方、北岡義実、高橋延明、西川 徹、宮内圭次郎、田形研吾らが前半の出遅れを後半で取り戻し、大きくジャンプアップして準決勝進出を果たすなどドラマティックな展開に。

続く準決勝でも原田招雄、三池丹揮、斉藤正典らが猛チャージで決勝ラウンドロビン進出圏内に飛び込んで来る混戦模様のなか、淡々と好位置をキープしてきた酒井 武雄が浮上。いまだトップシードを守る大友の後をじりじりと追いかけます。

そして12名による決勝ラウンドロビンにて、酒井が着実に白星を挙げて大友を追い上げ、取ったり取られたりの末にとうとうトップシードを手に入れました、。

一方でファイナル進出を賭けた3位・4位争いも熾烈を極め、北岡・高橋・鈴木選手の三つ巴に。ポジションマッチで北岡が坂田に277ピンのビッグゲームで勝利してポイントを稼ぎ、鈴木選手との対戦となった高橋がプロの意地を見せて勝利。1位通過の酒井以下、大友、北岡、高橋による決勝ステップラダーとなりました。

50歳以上のシニアのみが参加できるこの大会ですが、決勝進出の4名はいずれも現役のシードプロ。通常のトーナメントとまったく遜色のない、むしろ学ぶべきところの多い見どころある戦いが期待されるなか、4位決定戦、高橋VS北岡の対戦は高橋がターキースタート。3フレーム目でストライクが来た北岡が出遅れたかと思われましたが、4フレーム目、高橋がターキーの後にまさかの7-10スプリット。オープンフレームにしてしまったところで、両者ほぼ互角の状態に。しかし8フレーム目に今度は北岡が痛恨のスプリット。すぐに立て直して9フレーム目からのオールウェーで追うものの、終盤にターキーを決めた高橋に追いつかず、ワンマーク差で北岡の敗退となりました。

勝ち上がった高橋と大友の3位決定戦、またしても高橋が2フレーム目にスプリットを出してしまいリードを取った大友ですが、出だしでジャストエイト、4フレーム目でジャストナインと大友もレーンを掴みかねており、ダブル以上にストライクを繋げられず、差を広げることができません。さらに8フレーム目は薄めに入って3・5・6番を残し、これを警戒して投げた10フレーム1投目は8・10番を残すスプリット。オープン以降は我慢のボウリングに徹した高橋がわずか3ピン差で大友に逆転しました。

そんな高橋を待ち受ける酒井は、プロ入り48年目で34勝の実績を持つ、押しも押されぬ大ベテラン。今年65歳を迎え、グランドシニアとなるもその実力は衰えることを知らぬかのようで、実力派の若手がひしめくなか、シード権を40年以上連続して獲得しているトッププロの一人。高橋にとっても相手に不足はありません。

ところが優勝決定戦、ここまで戦ってきた高橋はレーンを把握済みで有利かと思われましたが、オイルの変化は高橋の対応より早く、左レーンに捕まってしまいます。

対する酒井は練習ボールの時点でレーンを読み、大事な10フレームが右レーンとなるよう左レーンスタートを選択。さらに直前にボールをチェンジして臨み、2フレーム目から4連続ストライクに成功します。

しかし4位・3位決定戦でのゲーム展開で、いつ誰がスプリットを出してもおかしくない、我慢しなければならないレーンだと感じた酒井。その読み通り、失投したわけでもないのに6フレーム目は3・10番を残すスプリットに。高橋もまた6・7フレームと連続してスプリットという状況にはまり込んでしまいます。

ここからの立て直し、冷静なゲーム運びをまさにいぶし銀と呼ぶのでしょう。オープンフレームから続く7フレーム目から、酒井はターキーに成功。最後までタフなレーンに捕まってしまった高橋を置いてリードを広げ、完全優勝を果たしました。

12年ぶりの35勝目となった酒井、シード継続を目標に、まだまだ第一線のプロボウラーとして現役続投です!

 

惜しくも決勝ステップラダー進出はならず、しかし堂々5位でベストアマ獲得!

鈴木 昭 選手

 

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大会中、65歳以上のグランドシニアが対象となる特別表彰が行われました。昨日の予選終了後にアマチュア選手の表彰が行われ、最終日の本日はプロ表彰が行われました。

プロアマ問わず65歳以上とは思えぬ若々しさを見せてくれたグランドシニアの皆様、これからも末永く現役で戦う姿を見せてくださること、期待しております!

 

 

酒井武雄



2017/06/25

 

Indiana Rookie Matt Sanders Wins PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open for First PBA Title

Matt Sanders, a 23-year-old rookie from Evansville, Ind., bowling in his third national tournament as a member, defeated Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., 243-237, to win the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open presented by Chris Hardwick at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes.

Sanders, who had his best PBA finish a week ago when he lost to Craig Nidiffer of Trenton, Mich., 279-268, in the PBA Greater Marion Central Open title match in Marion, Ohio. The former two-time All-American with Marion University-Indiana earned $10,000 – enough to finance his tour activities for the rest of the 2017 season – along with his first title.

“That was my first plastic ball tournament so, so far so good,” he said with a smile. “I had an okay day in qualifying, but I think I figured the lanes out going into today and today I got locked in.

“I was extremely nervous before we started the title match, but I told myself I’ve done this a few times before, so after we got started, there was no reason to be nervous. I wanted to win.”

The loss was another disappointment for LeClair, a 33-year PBA member who has not won a PBA Tour title in 434 events. The 52-year-old has won three times since joining the PBA50 Tour in 2015, but it hurt to have this one slip through his fingers.

“This may have been my last shot at a ‘junior tour’ title,” LeClair said. “Bowling on the senior tour is the same in a lot of ways as it was earlier in my career. My life is a lot more stable, which helps, but it would be nice to have that one missing title.”

Sanders earned his trip to the title match with a 253-223 victory over fellow rookie Francois Louw of South Africa. In his previous three-game total pinfall matches, Sanders eliminated top qualifier Kris Prather of Plainfield, Ill., 707-679; rookie Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia, 632-602, and Trevor Roberts of Crystal River, Fla., 683-675.

LeClair advanced to the title match with a 237-236 victory over Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, when Barnes’ rally ended with a 4 pin on his first shot in the 10th frame. In his two preliminary matches, LeClair defeated Cody Shoemaker of Hanover, Pa., 656-584, and amateur Wesley Low Jr. of Palmdale, Calif., 641-624.

Next up on PBA’s Xtra Frame live streaming service is a special pay-per-view ($2.99) King of Bowling challenge match Monday starting at 7:40 p.m. EDT when reigning KOB Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, will meet challenger Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., in a best-of-three-game match. To sign up for the special event, use this link: http://www.xtraframe.tv/#!liveevent?EV_pid=3794.

Following the King of Bowling match, Xtra Frame will provide live coverage of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open qualifying rounds Tuesday through Friday, leading up to ESPN’s coverage of the unique Oklahoma Open nine-player stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT both days. ESPN2 and the WatchESPN app will also provide simultaneous live streaming coverage.

The PBA Xtra Frame Tour’s next event will be 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.

For Xtra Frame subscriptions, visit xtraframe.tv. Subscription packages are available for three days ($2.99), 30 days ($7.99) and a full year (about $1.25 a week).

 

LIZ JOHNSON WINS 2017 GO BOWLING PWBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, once again confirmed her dominance on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour by climbing the stepladder to win the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship.

The 43-year-old right-hander opened the championship match Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley with six consecutive spares before striking on five of her last six shots to outdistance top seed Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, 228-205.

The $20,000 win marked the ninth major victory of Johnson's career and fourth since the return of the PWBA Tour in 2015. It also was the second time she's hoisted the trophy at the PWBA Players Championship (2001) and her second major win at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, where she won the USBC Queens in 2015.

"I can't believe this, I'm in awe right now," said Johnson, who was the runner-up to Colombia's Clara Guerrero at last year's Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship in Green Bay. "There's just something about this house I really like. It treats me well, and I'm incredibly grateful."

Johnson's strategy all week in Green Bay included patience and focus on spare shooting, due to the challenge of the lane condition, which wasn't revealed until the live TV show was on the air.

Spares kept her in the match against Kulick, a 40-year-old right-hander, until a ball change on the right lane late in the game earned her a momentum-shifting double. A washout conversion in the seventh frame of her semifinal match against Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, kept the game within reach.

Johnson was able to fill 20 pins in the 10th frame to sneak by Boomershine, 181-178.

This week's event was only the third tournament of the year for Boomershine, who had her first child, Aiden, in February and has been plagued by a knee injury.

The 31-year-old right-hander, who had a runner-up finish on the PWBA Tour in 2016, led by 10 pins at the halfway point Sunday against Johnson but opened twice in the back half of the game to give the two-time reigning PWBA Player of the Year the chance to steal the win.

Johnson started the day with five consecutive strikes before a 10 pin ended her run at perfection, but the string was enough to pull away from Malaysia's Siti Rahman on the way to a 227-212 victory.

Rahman, a 26-year-old right-hander who was looking to become the first player from the talented Malaysian contingent to claim a PWBA Tour title this season, struck on three of her last four shots to keep the pressure on Johnson, but the hall of famer started her final frame with a strike to lock up the match.
"Just getting to the show this week meant a lot because it was so tough, and the shot took me out of my comfort zone," Johnson said. "Once I got comfortable, it was about making the shots, staying down and not over-throwing it. Some shots weren't pretty, but they fell, and that's all that matters."

After finishing 13th in the season-opening QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open, Johnson went on to qualify for the championship round in six of the next seven events, including five in a row, which is one shy of the PWBA Tour record.

Johnson's run includes a win at the 2017 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open and a runner-up finish at the 2017 USBC Queens. Two of her championship-round appearances will come in the three TV shows being taped for delayed broadcast Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

The trio of tapings will include the finals of the PWBA Wichita Open, Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open and PWBA Greater Detroit Open, scheduled to air on July 4, 11 and 18, respectively.

Johnson qualified for the finals of the Wichita Open and Lincoln Open, where she'll meet Kulick in the opening match. Rahman also qualified for the Wichita Open as the second seed.

All 67 competitors at the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship this week bowled 18 games of qualifying over two days to determine the 18 bowlers who advanced to round-robin match play.

Total pinfall for 36 games, including 30 bonus pins for each win in match play, determined the four finalists for the live TV finals.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals of the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship were broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

 

 

大友 仁

 

 

大友 仁


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2017/06/24

 

Kris Prather Averages 239 to Lead Qualifying in PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open

Florida native Kris Prather, newly-relocated to Plainfield, Ill., averaged 239 for eight games Saturday to lead the top 24 qualifiers into Sunday’s final rounds in the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open presented by Chris Hardwick at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes.

Prather, a former Wichita State University collegiate star who is trying for his first title, fired games of 199, 289, 206, 244, 193 and 223 before closing his round with games of 168 and 290 for a 1,912 total and a 70-pin lead over 40-year-old PBA Tour veteran Mike Wolfe of New Albany, Ind. Wolfe is a five-time PBA Tour titlist; Prather, 25, is trying for his first title in his third year as a touring pro.

Australia’s Sam Cooley was third with 1,794 pins followed by Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., at 1,792 and Cody Shoemaker of Hanover, Pa., with a 1,786 total.

The Hardwick Open is a “throwback” tournament named in honor of the late PBA Hall of Famer. It presents players with a one-of-a-kind challenge, requiring all bowlers to compete with only two polyester plastic bowling balls which lack the aggressive hooking power of contemporary high-tech balls.

The parity created by the plastic ball restriction was evident at the “cut” number where Johnathan Bower of Middletown, Pa., and amateur Mykel Holliman of Collierville, Tenn., tied for the last advancing spot for Sunday’s cashers round with 1,663 pins, a modest 207.8 average. Another 11 players were within 30 pins of the cut number.

The tournament is one of nine PBA Xtra Frame events in 2017 season that are being covered live in their entirety, exclusively by PBA’s Xtra Frame live streaming service, which is seen by bowling fans around the world. For Xtra Frame subscriptions, visit xtraframe.tv. Subscription packages are available for three days ($2.99), 30 days ($7.99) and a full year (about $1.25 a week).

Sunday’s finals will begin with a four-game cashers round at 8 a.m. CDT, followed by the top 16 players advancing to three-game single-elimination match play rounds at 11 a.m. (qualifiers 9-16), 1:30 p.m. (winners plus qualifiers 5-8), and 4 p.m. (winners plus qualifiers 1-4). The four survivors will bowl a one-game match at 6:30 p.m., with the top two scores advancing to the one-game championship match at 7 p.m. All times are Central

 

KULICK EARNS TOP SEED FOR TV AT 2017 GO BOWLING PWBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Since the return of the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour in 2015, Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, and Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, have combined for nearly 30 championship-round appearances, and they're among the four finalists at this week's 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship.

Kulick, a 40-year-old right-hander, posted an 11-7 match-play record at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley and catapulted to the top seed for Sunday's live TV finals with an 8,064 total for 36 games, including 30 bonus pins for each win in match play.

Johnson earned the fourth seed for the show, which will air on CBS Sports Network at noon Eastern, and now has qualified for the finals in six of the season's eight tournaments.

Joining Kulick and Johnson in the chase for the $20,000 top prize and second major title of the 2017 PWBA Tour season will be No. 2 seed Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah (8,042), and No. 3 Siti Rahman of Malaysia (7,968).

Johnson finished with a 7,966 total, 20 pins ahead of rookie standout Brittany Smith of Johnston, Iowa.

Kulick has been known to enjoy and excel in the longer event formats, and this week's oil pattern, which will be revealed on Sunday's show, allowed her to play to her strength - moving left and throwing the ball to the right.

She also feels like she's getting sharper, both physically and mentally, as the season goes on, especially after recently picking up her first victory since the 2015 relaunch of the PWBA Tour, despite a combined 10 championship-round appearances in 2015 and 2016.

"Finally getting a win really meant a lot and definitely was very emotional for me," said Kulick, who won the 2017 PWBA Fountain Valley Open. "It's nice to see the momentum continuing, and I'll do everything I can to finish this off tomorrow. I saw two pictures all week, and I'm hoping things come into focus quickly for me in the six practice shots I get before my match on the show."

In the three years The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley has played host to the PWBA, Johnson has been the player to beat.

The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer won the USBC Queens there in 2015 and was the runner-up to Colombia's Clara Guerrero at the 2016 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship.

"I guess it's a combination of things that have helped me be successful here," said Johnson, the two-time reigning PWBA Player of the Year. "There's a great atmosphere here in Green Bay, and there's just something about the long format of the majors. It took a little more patience for me this week, but I got there. I know it will be tough to climb the ladder, but I'd be OK if tomorrow turned out to be a really long day of bowling."

Following the live finals of the PWBA Players Championship, three additional shows will be taped for delayed broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
The finals of the PWBA Wichita Open, Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open and PWBA Greater Detroit Open will be taped for broadcast on July 4, 11 and 18, respectively.

Johnson and Rahman both will appear on the Wichita Open show, while Johnson and Kulick will face off in the opening match of the Lincoln Open stepladder.

Boomershine, who had a runner-up finish on the PWBA Tour in 2016, has competed in just three events this season, following the birth of her son, Aiden, and a nagging knee injury.

After locking up the top seed Saturday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Kulick immediately thought of her mother, who died in December, but hasn't been far from her thoughts.

"I still miss my mom and wish I could call her to tell her about the things I've accomplished," Kulick said. "I wear her wedding band on my finger, so I know she's with me always, and I know she'd be proud. Things have been tough, but I have a great support system, and I'm happy with the direction things are going."

All 67 competitors at the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship this week bowled 18 games of qualifying over two days to determine the 18 bowlers who advanced to round-robin match play.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals of the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship were broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

 

 

大友 仁



2017/06/23

 

BOOMERSHINE MAINTAINS LEAD AT 2017 GO BOWLING PWBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, won three of her six matches Friday night to maintain her lead at the 2017 Go Bowling Professional Women's Bowling Association Players Championship.

The 31-year-old right-hander paced the 67-player field through 18 games of qualifying and used the cushion she'd built to hold off a strong Malaysian contingent that has four bowlers in the top 10 after the first round of match play at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

Boomershine was passed by Malaysia's Syaidatul Hamidi after the fifth game of match play but regained the top spot with a final-game win over Colombia's Maria Jose Rodriguez.

Boomershine finished the day with a 5,319 total for 24 games, including 30 bonus pins for each match-play victory. Hamidi turned in a 5-1 record in the opening round and now is in second place with a 5,299 total.

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, is third with 5,240 and followed by Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey (5,204) and Malaysia's Siti Rahman (5,188). 

The 18 remaining competitors will return to the lanes Saturday morning for 12 additional games of match play, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern. 

After 36 games, total pinfall, including bonus pins, will determine the four players who will advance to Sunday's live stepladder finals on CBS Sports Network to battle for the $20,000 top prize. The show will begin at noon EDT.

"I knew the lanes would play a little differently with less people bowling, so my goal was to just shoot 200 each game, figuring that with as tough as the lanes are, my chances would be 50-50, and, at worst, I'd pick up a few pins," said Boomershine, who had a runner-up finish on the PWBA Tour in 2016. "Honestly, I'm not even thinking about leading. I'm not trying to make things happen. I just want to keep focusing on my process and the things I can control."

After time off following the birth of her son, Aiden, and additional time to recover from a knee injury, one of the biggest challenges Boomershine is encountering this week is the long format, which has her bowling more games than she has in while. 

At the same time, she is embracing the opportunity to be back on the lanes and enjoying being the player to beat for the second time in her three events this season. Boomershine also was the qualifying leader at the 2017 USBC Queens in May.

"I'm definitely a little tired and sore, but that's also what this is all about," Boomershine said. "It's about digging deep. It's about staying aggressive and focused. I just hope to keep performing well, and my main goal is to stay in the top four and make the TV show. I've been taking it one day at a time, and tomorrow is a new day with 12 more games and 12 more matches to win."

All 67 competitors at the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship this week bowled 18 games of qualifying over two days to determine the 18 bowlers who advanced to round-robin match play.

While Boomershine led the field through qualifying with a 220.39 average, it took a 200.2 clip to make the cut. 

Defending champion Clara Guerrero of Colombia failed to make it to match play, finishing two pins short with a 3,602 total for her 18 games of qualifying.

Following the live finals of the PWBA Players Championship, three additional shows will be taped Sunday in Green Bay for delayed broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

The finals of the PWBA Wichita Open, Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open and PWBA Greater Detroit Open will be taped for broadcast on July 4, 11 and 18, respectively.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals of the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.



2017/06/22

 

BOOMERSHINE LEADS AFTER OPENING DAY AT THE 2017 GO BOWLING PWBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Taking time off from something you love never is easy, but not rushing back to competition has been the right decision for Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, who leads after the opening day of qualifying at the 2017 Go Bowling Professional Women's Bowling Association Players Championship.

The 31-year-old right-hander started and finished Thursday's 12 games at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley with bookend games in the 240s, averaging more than 219 overall to lead the 67-player field with a 2,633 total. 

"It has been hard not being out here every week this season, but I know it's important to listen to your body and not rush the progress," said Boomershine, who had her first child with husband, Hank, in February and has been plagued by a knee injury in the months since. "The time off has helped me rest and get my mind right, get in some workouts and work on eating better to lose some weight. I've been working hard, and things are going great."

Boomershine is bowling in her third event of the 2017 PWBA Tour season and tossed three strikes in her final frame Thursday to edge recent PWBA Fountain Valley Open champion, Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, by three pins (2,630). Boomershine shined at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens, the first major of the season, where she was the top qualifier for match play.

Kulick also has been on the mend this year, but from an emotional and mental perspective after her mother's death in December, along with real-life priorities, and she quickly has been gaining momentum heading into the second half of the PWBA Tour season. 

She followed up her win at the Fountain Valley Open by qualifying for the finals of the Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open, which will be taped for delayed broadcast Sunday in Green Bay.

"After making the Lincoln show, I'm really starting to feel sharper, and my outlook and mentality are much brighter, too," Kulick said. "The pattern this week is allowing me to play to my strength, playing in and faster, and I feel like my ball does the right thing in this building, so I feel good about things right now."

Kulick was followed Thursday by Amanda Greene of Romney, West Virginia, (2,557) and a quartet of players from Malaysia, Siti Rahman (2,545), Syaidatul Hamidi (2,532), Esther Cheah (2,522) and Shalin Zulkifli (2,499).

The final two players from the Malaysian contingent this week also are in the top 20 after 12 games. 

Sin Li Jane, who is the top seed for the finals of the PWBA Wichita Open and PWBA Lincoln Open, is ninth at the PWBA Players Championship with a 2,488 total, and Natasha Roslan is just outside the cut number in 20th place with a 2,405 total.

With six games of qualifying to go, the final spot in match play (top 18) belongs to 2012 USBC Queens champion Diandra Asbaty of Chicago with a 2,432 total.

Competition at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley continues Friday at noon Eastern. The winner this week will claim the second major title of the season, along with a $20,000 top prize.

All 67 competitors at the 2017 PWBA Players Championship will bowl 18 games of qualifying over two days to determine the 18 bowlers who will advance to round-robin match play, which will get underway Friday evening and conclude Saturday afternoon.

After 36 games, total pinfall, including bonus pins from match play, will decide the four players who will compete in Sunday's live stepladder finals.

Defending champion Clara Guerrero of Colombia is 10th after the opening day of competition with a 2,470 total.

Three additional shows will be taped Sunday in Green Bay for delayed broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

The finals of the PWBA Wichita Open, Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open and PWBA Greater Detroit Open will be taped for broadcast on July 4, 11 and 18, respectively.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals of the 2017 Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

 

吉田由美子選手・川崎さとみ選手がW総合優勝!

昨日の6月21日(水)に品川プリンスホテルボウリングセンター(東京)にて承認大会・JLBCオープン第10回HANDACUP・プラチナレディースボウリングトーナメントが開催されました。

一年に一度の賑やかな同窓会にも似て、往年の名花が集い、今年も華やかで楽しい大会となりました。

予選6G、準決勝2Gのトータルピンで競われ、プロ・アマ総合、スクラッチトータルトップが総合優勝となりますが、なんと吉田由美子選手、川崎さとみ選手がぴったり同じの1,750ピンを打ち、10年の節目に大会史上初のW総合優勝となりました。

またプロの部は小野日出朱、アマチュアの部(HDCP込み)とプラチナシニア(65歳以上スクラッチ)の二部門を土屋眞美子選手が制覇しました。

 

岡野秀幸がプロの部優勝!

先日の6月10日(土)・11日(日)の2日間にわたり、福山パーク.レーン(広島)にて第13回中国・四国オープンボウリングトーナメントが開催されました。

予選8G、準決勝4Gのトータルピンでプロアマとも上位8名が決勝シュートアウトに進出となるなか、岡野秀幸は8位で通過しましたが、ベテラン、若手取り揃えた顔ぶれを次々勝ち抜き、優勝決定戦でトップシードの星加 猛と対戦。ぴったり20ピン差で星加を下し、プロの部を制覇しました。

またアマチュアの部では山本智哉選手が優勝。エキシビションマッチとして行われたプロ優勝者VSアマチュア優勝者の対戦でも後半に4連続ストライクを決めて岡野を下し、総合優勝を果たしました。



2017/06/20

 

 【PWBA】 PWBA Fountain Valley Open

KULICK WINS PWBA FOUNTAIN VALLEY OPEN FOR FIRST PWBA TITLE SINCE TOUR'S RELAUNCH

Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., captured her first Professional Women’s Bowling Association title since the relaunch of the PWBA Tour by winning the 2017 PWBA Fountain Valley Open.

Kulick, a six-time major champion and the event’s top seed, defeated rookie of the year candidate Verity Crawley of England, 224-218, in the title match. The stepladder finals aired nationally on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday.

The moment was almost more of the same for Kulick as she traded strings of strikes with Crawley late in the championship match, and had a chance to shut out Crawley in the final frame. But Kulick spared in the 10th, followed with a strike on the final offering, to leave Crawley with the opportunity to win her first career title. 

Needing a double in the 10th frame to secure a victory, Crawley left a 3-6-10 on the first shot to give Kulick her first title in 11 championship-round appearances of PWBA events since 2015.

Amidst personal and physical trials during the last two seasons, Kulick still was able to put herself in position for a title but had been unable to find the winner’s circle. She battled an ankle injury during the second half of last season, and endured the death of her mother, too. 

Words simply couldn’t describe the feeling for Kulick after climbing a mountain to what was such an elusive victory. 

“I’m speechless,” Kulick said. “Words can’t describe it because she (Crawley) had a chance to shut me out and I caught some really good breaks. It’s not a hump I got over, it was a mountain. I give myself credit for making so many shows and being one of the consistent players out here on tour. Everyone looks at wins, and even though I didn’t win, I still considered myself a winner because I know what it takes to win. 

“I grinded out today, didn’t make quality shots but I left makeable spares. It was a win for myself and it was a win for my family because of the emotional things we’ve been going through and having to deal with life itself. So, it was a win for the Kulick family today.”

Crawley, the No. 2 seed, advanced to the title match when she struck seven consecutive times en route to defeating No. 3 seed and reigning back-to-back PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, 241-211. Johnson was looking for consecutive titles after winning the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open last week.

Johnson opened the broadcast by defeating Singapore’s Cherie Tan, 275-258. The high-scoring affair featured a combined total of 19 strikes.

All qualifying and match-play rounds of the PWBA Fountain Valley Open were held at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California, on May 12-13.

The stepladder finals were held May 23 at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in conjunction with the USBC Queens and the finals of the QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open and PWBA Storm Sacramento Open.

 

Tackett, Belmonte to Meet in Main Event PBA Tour Finals Title Match

EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., dominated the Group Two finals match against Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., setting up a showdown with Australia’s Jason Belmonte to decide the title in the inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals at Main Event Entertainment.

The Group Two finals aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network. The Main Event PBA Tour Finals will air next Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. EDT.

Tackett, PBA’s reigning Player of the Year and a seven-time PBA Tour title winner at age 24, soundly defeated Jones in a two-game, total pinfall match, 470-396, to advance to the championship match along with Belmonte, who eliminated Sweden’s 22-year-old Jesper Svensson, 482-479, in the Group One final match.

The Main Event PBA Tour Finals is a new event featuring the top eight PBA members in total earnings over the past 30 months, divided into two pods of four players for a combination of round-robin match play and stepladder matches. Belmonte earned his place in the elite field of eight by leading all PBA players in total earnings over the past two-and-a-half years with $352,967 while Tackett was second with $319,690.

While Belmonte had to dispatch three opponents, including Svensson, to win the Group One berth in the finals, Tackett only had to beat one player, but Jones appeared poised to pull off the same kind of upset Belmonte accomplished. After struggling through the four-game match play portion of the event, Jones came into the Group Two stepladder round as the no. 4 qualifier. In the opening match, Jones nipped no. 3 Dom Barrett of England, 214-212, when Barrett left the 4-7-10 split in the 10th frame for his only mistake in the match.

Fueled by his good fortune in match one, Jones was nearly perfect in the semifinal match against no. 2 qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., winning, 290-248. Jones’ only flaw was leaving a 10 pin in the first frame, which he converted.

It looked like Jones was going to continue his torrid pace against Tackett in the two-game final match, striking on four of his first five shots to take a 31-pin lead after five frames. But then he missed a 10 pin in the sixth frame and failed to convert the 3-4-6-7 split in the sixth. Tackett missed a 4 pin in his fourth frame, but then threw six consecutive strikes to erase his deficit and take a 26-pin lead after game one, 236-210.

Tackett then blew the match open, starting game two with four strikes while Jones couldn’t solve the changing lane conditions. Two big splits resulted in open frames for Jones and Tackett rolled to a 234-186 win to lock up his berth in the Main Event PBA Tour Finals championship match, where he’ll face an adversary he has yet to beat in a nationally-televised title match.

“I bowled a good game against Ryan (Ciminelli) and then EJ broke the lanes down a little different,” Jones said. “His rev rate is so high and I moved right into his traffic, and from there I didn’t make very good choices.”

“We both had our struggles but I was able to figure it out a little better than Tommy. That’s the way it is sometimes,” Tackett said. “I wound up playing a little deeper than him – maybe just a board or two – but it was enough to make him start guessing a little bit. A couple of shots got a little high, but at that point it was just a matter of making better shots.”

Belmonte, a nine-year PBA Tour veteran at age 33, was PBA Player of the Year three straight years before Tackett ended his streak in 2016. The Australian two-handed star owns 14 PBA Tour titles including eight majors. One of the majors was the 2014 USBC Masters when he defeated the top-seeded Tackett in the title match. Belmonte also defeated Tackett, the no. 1 qualifier, in the 2014 Oklahoma Open title match.

Going into the Main Event title match, Belmonte and Tackett have each won two titles in 2017. In addition to a $30,000 first prize, one of the two will become the PBA Tour’s first three-title winner in 2017 and take an early edge in the PBA Player of the Year race heading into the second half of season.


6月27日 Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open
6月29日 PWBA Orlando Open
7月4日 JPBAシーズントライアル 2017 サマーシリーズ
7月5日 JPBAシーズントライアル 2017 サマーシリーズ
7月6日 JPBAシーズントライアル 2017 サマーシリーズ
7月6日 PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open
7月7日 JPBAシーズントライアル 2017 サマーシリーズ
7月9日 第33回 六甲クイーンズオープントーナメント
7月13日 中日杯 2017 東海オープンボウリングトーナメント
7月13日 Nationwide PWBA Rochester Open
7月27日 Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles
7月31日 U.S. Women's Open

2017/06/17

 

 【PWBA】 PWBA Greater Detroit Open

CRAWLEY EARNS TOP SEED, WHILE ASBATY RETURNS TO TV AT PWBA GREATER DETROIT OPEN

Last season, Verity Crawley of England bowled in her first standard Professional Women's Bowling Association event as an amateur at the 2016 PWBA Greater Detroit Open and everyone took notice of her strong physical game and immense talent as she rolled to a 10th-place finish. 

Now, one year later, as a full-time competitor on the PWBA Tour, Crawley doubled-down on her success in the Motor City by capturing the No. 1 seed for the finals of the 2017 PWBA Greater Detroit Open. 

Crawley will be joined by 2012 United States Bowling Congress Queens champion Diandra Asbaty of Chicago (No. 2), Colombia's Juliana Franco (No. 3 seed) and Daria Pajak of Poland (No. 4). Franco and Pajak advanced after winning their respective group stepladders Saturday.

Qualifying and match play at the 2017 PWBA Greater Detroit Open were held this week at Super Bowl in Canton, Michigan, while the stepladder finals will be taped for broadcast June 25 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, one of four telecasts at the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, the second major of the season.

The show will air Tuesday, July 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network. 

Crawley compiled a 4-2 record Saturday and topped the Group B match-play standings with a 5,377 total, which included 30 bonus pins for each win. She shined during the cashers' round prior to match play, compiling a 1,475 pinfall total for six games (245.83 average) to put her in prime position for match play.

Asbaty led the way in the Group A standings with a 5,326 total and earned the No. 2 seed for the stepladder based on total pinfall for the week, including bonus pins for each win in match play.

Crawley, who will be the No. 2 seed for the PWBA Fountain Valley Open TV show that airs Tuesday, June 20, at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network, has performed admirably as a full-time member on the PWBA Tour, leading all rookies in every statistical category. 

Aware of her success last season, she returned to the Motor City focused on the tournament itself, while also dealing with a bowling-related injury. 

"It's just another tournament you take shot by shot," Crawley said. "But it obviously loosens your swing a little bit knowing you've had success in the building. I ripped my thumb last weekend, so I was a little worried coming in this week. But, I practiced in Lincoln, and everything felt good. I wanted to focus on making spares, because last week was terrible. The block this morning was unbelievable. I just focused on staying aggressive."

At one time, Asbaty was looked upon as the premier player in women's bowling. She was inducted into the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame in 2005, won the 2006 QubicaAMF World Cup and garnered several key wins on both domestic and international soil.

So, when the PWBA Tour re-launched in 2015, it was only right to think Asbaty would stake claim to a successful PWBA career especially after winning the USBC Queens in 2012. But, Asbaty has struggled with her bowling since the re-launch, but not as a parent. Her new life as a mother to son, Madden, and daughter, Jersey, has called for different commitments.

After struggling on the lanes in 2016, the 36-year-old right-hander made some changes to her game and is starting to see the results. This week was extra special, as both Madden and Jersey were there to witness their mother's return to television for the first time since 2012. 

"Before I started match play, during practice, I heard Jersey's little voice in the bleachers saying, 'Mommy, you're going to do it,' Asbaty said. "I almost lost it. It really choked me up. This week, when I looked behind me, I thought, 'how could I lose?' I knew coming in these girls are good and they're working every day, all day, like I did out of college. But, that's just not my life anymore and that's ok. 

"Last season was hard, and it was not a good year. And, I know why. When I left home to go to every tournament last year, I said to my kids I'm just going to do my best. No matter what I'm going to do my best, and if it doesn't work out, it's OK because I've done my best. It's like I was setting myself up to fail. This year, my mindset is different because when I leave them I say I'm going to go win, and I come into every tournament now knowing I can and that's a big difference." 

Franco advanced after taking down 2017 USBC Queens champion Diana Zavjalova of Latvia, 269-266, in a high scoring Group B stepladder final. After starting with a spare, Zavjalova rattled off six consecutive strikes before a 10 pin ended the string. She picked up where she left off, adding three additional strikes, but left a 3-6-10 on the final shot to finish with 266.

Meanwhile, Franco countered with a six bagger of her own to set up the 10th frame, giving her the opportunity to double to move on. 

Celebrating her 23rd birthday, Franco calmly threw the first two strikes, and needing seven pins on her fill ball, rolled a nine count to secure the victory and her second championship round appearance in three weeks.

"I didn't know I needed seven pins, because I never see the score," Franco said. "I think it's better that way, because there's no additional pressure to make a great shot. This means a lot because I came here to prepare for international tournaments with Colombia, so I'm really happy with what happened today and to make two TV shows is awesome for me." 

Franco advanced to the Group B final after defeating Cassandra Leuthold of Lincoln, Nebraska, 202-193.

Pajak, who also is in contention for PWBA Rookie of the Year, earned her first championship-round appearance by defeating 26-time PWBA titlist and USBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg of Pleasant View, Utah, 210-188.

The match was close throughout, but a pocket 7-10 split in the seventh frame for Hulsenberg ultimately was the difference. 

She will share the stage with Crawley, her friend, roommate and former collegiate teammate at Webber International.

"It's been a very good tournament and very special because I don't know if I would have made it without her support," Pajak said. "We are very close, and our friendship has been developing for some time. It feels surreal because this is something I've been wanting for so long. I kind of felt like I belonged there, but I really had to fight for it. I didn't realize the mental toll it would take, so I'm just overwhelmed. It was a really good tournament."

Competition this week at the PWBA Greater Detroit Open included two six-game qualifying blocks Friday to determine the 32 players for Saturday's cashers' round.

An additional six-game block Saturday morning narrowed the field from the 32 cashers to 12 players for round-robin match play.

The 2017 PWBA Tour season continues next week with the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, the second major of the season, at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Go to PWBA.com for more information about the PWBA Tour. Qualifying and match-play rounds of PWBA Tour events are broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association.

 

森本健太、ビッグタイトルを制す! 

5回に分けて行われた苛酷な選抜大会、熾烈な打ち合いとなった予選、決勝トーナメントのガチンコ勝負と、一投も気を抜けない鍔迫り合いを勝ち抜いて、吉田文啓、森本健太、川添奨太ら押しも押されぬトッププロと、今大会のダークホースとなったアマチュアの外塚貴志選手らがファイナル進出を果たします。

準決勝第1試合、吉田と森本の対戦は、序盤は互角ペースで進んだものの4フレーム目で吉田が4・6・7・10番を残す痛恨のビッグフォー。そんな吉田を横目に、森本が4連続ストライクを決めて一挙に差を広げます。右レーンに捕まってしまった吉田は続く6フレーム目で再びオープンにしてしまいますが、7フレーム目から意地の5連続ストライクに成功。しかし森本もパンチアウトを決めてこの猛追をかわし切り、決勝へと駒を進めました。

続く準決勝第2試合は、PBAツアーに参戦し3戦連続ラウンドロビン進出を果たすなど快進撃中の川添と、アマチュア初のファイナル進出を果たしたダークホース・外塚選手の対戦に。アメリカにて世界のトッププロと切磋琢磨するなかで一回り成長した川添は、これまでとは違う鬼気迫る表情で勝負に臨み、中盤まで外塚選手と一歩も退かぬストライク合戦を繰り広げます。しかし6フレーム目でストライクが途切れた川添は、7・8フレーム連続でスプリット。外塚選手もまた8フレーム目でイージーミスからオープンにしてしまいますが、この時点で外塚選手が川添に逆転し2マークリード。9フレーム目からオールウェーに成功し、なおかつ外塚選手のミスがなければ川添の勝利は難しいという苦しい状況に追い詰められ、それでもダブルを決めましたが10フレーム2投目、ボールが厚く入ってしまい3・6・10番を残す7本カウントとなり219ピンで終了。外塚選手もミスなくまとめ、川添を下す大金星となりました。

2年前のジャパンオープンで初優勝を挙げた森本には、直近のグリコセブンティーンアイス杯から2大会連続でのアマチュア優勝を阻止、国内最高賞金額のビッグタイトルというプレッシャーがその肩にのしかかります。

しかしまだまだ伸び盛りの21歳。柔軟な精神でこの大舞台に臨み、そのしなやかな投球には気負いは感じられません。

準決勝から連続して投球している外塚選手がレーンの変化に捕まり、ストライクが決まらないのをよそ目に3フレーム目から6連続ストライクに成功。森本の楽勝かと思われましたが、アマチュアでここまで登り詰めてきただけに、外塚選手も指をくわえて勝利を見送るつもりはなく、7フレーム目からストライクを決めて森本を追い上げます。

勝負どころの9フレーム目で森本のストライクが途切れましたが、しっかりとスペアで繋ぎ、10フレーム1投目の9本カウントで勝利が確定。外塚選手もオールウェーを決めて手に汗握る勝負を見せてくれました。

勝利が確定し、2年前の初優勝の時と同じく涙がこみあげる森本。ウィニング投球で手拍子が湧き起こった時には、感極まったかくしゃりと顔を歪ませましたが、最後はきっちりストライクを決めて声援に応えました。

「本物の証」の2勝目と最高額賞金を手に入れた森本、次に狙うは賞金王と宣言。行く末頼もしい若武者に成長中です!

 

アマチュア初の決勝進出、堂々2位でベストアマ獲得!

外塚貴志選手

 

西村和眞選手がアマチュアチャンピオンシップトーナメント制覇! 

西村和眞選手

本大会はもちろんのこと、負けず劣らずの熱気と盛り上がりを見せるエキシビションマッチ、アマチュアチャンピオンシップトーナメントが、決勝に先駆けて行われました。

本大会アマチュア上位16名が選出され、ファイナルステージまで勝ち上がったのは白岩 豊選手、西村和眞選手、諸林 繁選手、安川美弘選手の4名。

準決勝は両ゲームともワンマーク差の接戦の末に、西村選手と安川選手の優勝決定戦となりました。

アマチュアの頂点を決する優勝決定戦では、安川選手がターキーで滑り出し、西村選手にリード。安川選手が7フレーム目をオープンとするも、西村選手もまた7フレーム目をオープンとしてしまいます。しかし続く8フレーム目から西村選手がターキーに成功。ストライクが繋がらない安川選手との差をひっくり返し、劇的な逆転優勝となりました。

ボウリングを始めたきっかけはラウンドワンだったといい、。優勝インタビューでは今大会で終了となるROUND1CUPへの感謝を語り、復活への願いを語った西村選手。

昨年の大会ではファイナル進出を果たしながらも準決勝で敗れ、3位タイに終わった口惜しさ、そして本大会決勝トーナメントでパーフェクトも達成したものの2回戦で敗退となった口惜しさを晴らす、見事な優勝を飾りました!


 

2017/06/16

 

Michael Haugen Jr. Wins Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open For First PBA50 Tour Title

PBA50 Tour rookie Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, a five-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm Friday for his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

In a championship where both players could not find a consistent line to the pocket, Haugen defeated Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., 173-158, in the championship match at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

“It wasn’t pretty but winning ugly is part of the deal in this sport, too,” said Haugen, who was the top qualifier for the finals. “I didn’t do it the way I wanted but a win is a win.”

Both players opened in the first frame which was a sign of what was to come for the rest of the match. LeClair, who was trying for his third win of the season, handed the match to Haugen when he left the 3-6 in the eighth frame and missed both pins on his spare attempt.

“While I was waiting for the title match I could see the lanes (conditions) were changing quickly and it was going to be a challenge,” Haugen said. “For the first part of the game I usually play the pins and then I start playing my opponent.

“When Brian missed that spare I had to make an educated guess and try to make something happen. Fortunately, I guessed right, got the strike in the ninth and finally felt comfortable about keeping the ball in play to finish the match.”

It was Haugen’s second major title on the national stage with his first coming in PBA’s signature tournament, the Tournament of Champions in 2008. In 2003, he finished second to PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the PBA Tour’s U.S. Open.

“When you’re bowling for a major title like this, strange things can happen,” Haugen added. “You just call on all the experience you have and hope it’s enough.”

Previously this season, Haugen had three championship round appearances with best finishes of third in the PBA50 Players Championship and Pasco County Florida Open. He also finished fifth in the Race City Open.

LeClair, the no. 4 qualifier got off to a strong start winning the opening stepladder match, 224-193, against Australian Andrew Frawley. He then went on to beat three-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 220-191, before edging out Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich. in the semi-final, 185-183.

Sullins’ third-place finish was his fifth top-five in the Senior U.S. Open. In addition to a runner-up finish in 2016, he has another third-place finish, which came in 2011, fourth in 2009 and fifth in 2010. He was trying for his second PBA50 major title with his first coming in the 2009 PBA Senior World Championship.

Trying for his third consecutive Senior U.S. Open title, Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., faded in the final round of match play finishing 13th for the tournament.

The season’s other PBA50 major winners were Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., who won the PBA50 Players Championship, and Williams, who won last week’s USBC Senior Masters.

The PBA50 Tour takes a five-week break before resuming July 24-27 with the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Bowl in Hammond, Ind.


 

 

 

河津亨至

 

 

新城一也


 

2017/06/13

 

Jason Belmonte Upsets Jesper Svensson, Advances to Main Event PBA Tour Finals Championship Match

Australia’s veteran two-handed star, Jason Belmonte, rediscovered his magic just in time to upset his youthful Swedish protégé, 22-year-old Jesper Svensson, and advance to the championship match of the inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals at Main Event Entertainment.

The Main Event PBA Tour Finals is a new event featuring the top eight PBA members in total earnings over the past 30 months, divided into two pods of four players for a combination of round-robin match play and stepladder matches. The Group One stepladder finals round aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network. The Group Two stepladder finals round will air on Tuesday, June 20, at 9:30 p.m. EDT.

Belmonte, a nine-year PBA Tour veteran at age 33, used lessons learned from his experimentation in the round-robin match play qualifying portion of the elite tournament to narrow his choices of equipment and angle of attack to overpower three opponents in the Group One stepladder round.

The three-time PBA Player of the Year and winner of 14 PBA Tour titles, including eight majors, roared out of the starting gate with eight consecutive strikes to eliminate no. 4 qualifier Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, 262-215. Belmonte’s bid for a 300 game ended when he left the 3-4-6-7-10 split in the ninth frame, but just to add to the excitement, he converted the split.

Belmonte, the no. 3 qualifier, was almost as good in eliminating no. 2 qualifier Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., in the second match. Striking nine times on his first 11 shots – and leaving 10 pins which he converted in both non-strike frames, Belmonte eliminated Rash, 255-221. Rash’s downfall came in the fifth frame when he left the 4-6-7-9-10 “Greek church” split, which he failed to convert.

The two-game, total pinfall final match was a thriller. Svensson gained a one-pin advantage after the first game, winning 258-257 only because Belmonte left a 10 pin on his final shot. The decisive second game tilted in Belmonte’s favor when Svensson left a 7-10 split in his third frame. Belmonte then left a 9 pin in the fifth frame, and another in the ninth, converting both, but the single pins disrupted strings of strikes while Svensson was mounting a six-strike rally.

Heading into the 10th frame, Belmonte led by three pins. Svensson’s rally ended when his ball came into the pocket a touch too high and left a 6-8 split, which he failed to convert. Even though Belmonte left a 7-10 split on his first shot in the 10th frame, he had enough to win the game, 225-221, and the match, 482-479.

“Look at our games and we were almost equally lucky and unlucky,” Belmonte said.”(Jesper) threw a couple of shots that weren’t great and got away with them, and then he threw an unbelievable shot and left a 9 pin (in game one). And I did the same thing.

“It was a good match, especially because the scoring pace was low in the second game, but sometimes you’ve got to bring these young kids down a little bit,” Belmonte added with a smile. “Listen, he’s going to be around a lot longer than I am so he should just let me have a few extra wins now, and he can get them all back when I retire.”

The second half of the elite Main Event PBA Tour Finals field will bowl its stepladder round next Tuesday to determine the player who will meet Belmonte in the three-game championship match on Tuesday, June 27, at 9:30 p.m., as well as the runner-up who will bowl the one-game preliminary match against Svensson to determine third and fourth places.

The Group Two stepladder round will begin with no. 4 qualifier Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., bowling no. 3 Dom Barrett of England. The winner will meet no. 2 qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. The semifinal match winner will bowl top qualifier EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., in the two-game, total pinfall final match. The winner will advance to the championship match against Belmonte while the loser will meet Svensson in the third-fourth place preliminary match.

First prize in the Main Event is $30,000 top prize plus a PBA Tour title.

 

LIZ JOHNSON CAPTURES TITLE AT PWBA STORM SACRAMENTO OPEN

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, claimed her first title of the 2017 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour season, delivering in the final frame of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open.

The 2015 and 2016 PWBA Player of the Year captured her 17th career PWBA Tour title by defeating Latvia's Diana Zavjalova, 224-211, in the title match of the stepladder finals that aired nationally on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday.

A back-and-forth championship match saw Johnson take the early lead after Zavjalova opened in the fourth frame, but Zavjalova regained the advantage after striking on her next five offerings.

Stepping up first in the 10th frame, Zavjalova had the opportunity to shut out Johnson with a sixth consecutive strike, but she left a 6-7 split and was unable to convert.

Johnson took advantage by delivering three strikes in the 10th frame to secure the win and $10,000 top prize.

"I didn't expect that opportunity in the 10th from Diana," said Johnson, who now has collected a tour-leading six wins since the relaunch of the PWBA Tour in 2015. "I had very little to play with, but had to be aggressive. I don't feel like I'm afraid to get up in that situation. If I fail, I fail, but I'm not afraid to go up there and make that shot. I don't think there's any greater feeling, and I'm very happy and proud of the way I was able to finish that game. I'm very confident and feel mentally and physically strong, and this win gives me a lot of momentum looking ahead at the rest of the season."

Zavjalova was looking to become the first player to claim a second title in the 2017 season. She won her second USBC Queens title in May, defeating Johnson in the title match.

Zavjalova, the No. 3 seed, worked her way into the title match by defeating three-time PWBA Tour champion Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, in the semifinal, 221-198, and two-time winner Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, in the opening match of the stepladder, 192-163.

All qualifying and match-play rounds of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open were held at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes in Citrus Heights, California, on May 5-6.

The stepladder finals were held May 23 at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in conjunction with the USBC Queens and the finals of the QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open and PWBA Fountain Valley Open.

The Queen finals aired May 23 on CBS Sports Network, while the PWBA Sonoma County Open aired June 6. The PWBA Fountain Valley Open will air on CBS Sports Network on June 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern.


 

2017/06/11

 

Marshall Kent Wins PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open for First PBA Tour Singles Title on U.S. Soil

In a duel of past PBA Rookies of the Year, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., ended a personal quest for his first PBA singles title in the U.S. Sunday, defeating EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 233-194, in the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open presented by Ebonite at South Plains Lanes Saturday.

Kent, who won his only previous PBA Tour singles title in Saudi Arabia in 2014, locked out Tackett with a string of six strikes to finish the title match after Tackett struggled until the ninth and 10th frames to throw two strikes in a row.

“I had a game plan going in to do what I did all week, which basically meant making moves to the left and making good shots,” Kent said. “It looks like I made enough good shots down the stretch to get the job done.

“I’m still trying to process the win,” he added. “It means the world. It’s been a long time. It feels unbelievable. I haven’t been bowling that well lately, so I spent 15 hours last week practicing, putting in the extra time to get ready.”

The Lubbock Sports Open were a showcase for the PBA’s youth movement. Tackett, PBA’s reigning Player of the Year and Lubbock’s top qualifier, was the oldest of three 24-year-olds in the stepladder field, just a few weeks older than Kent and fourth-place finisher AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill. Third-place finisher Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., is 23. Tackett was PBA’s 2013 Rookie of the Year; Kent won that honor in 2014.

Kent kicked off the four-man stepladder finals with a string of six strikes on his way to a 259-228 victory over Johnson. He then took advantage of Butturff’s inability to carry strikes early in the semifinal match, posting a 222-217 victory to advance to the title match against Tackett, who helped Kent win his second PBA Tour title as Merica Rooster Illusion teammates in winning the PBA Team Challenge in Las Vegas last fall.

Butturff, the defending champion and the only left-hander among the top 16, made a big move during the six-game cashers round, averaging 259.5 behind games of 259, 258, 258, 234, 259 and 289 to charge out of 11th place into the lead heading into the eight-game match play round. The Tempe, Ariz., resident held the lead until his final position round match where he lost to Tackett, 228-165, dropping to second place for the stepladder finals and eventually finishing third.

With his second-place finish, Tackett took the lead in the Xtra Frame Storm Cup points race, picking up 19 points for a 53-point total to move ahead of previous leader Dom Barrett of England who finished in a tie for 28th, failing to add to his 46-point total. Lubbock was the fourth event in the seven-tournament Xtra Frame Storm Cup series that will reward the top five points leaders with shares of a $50,000 bonus prize pool.

After a 13-day break, PBA’s 2017 Xtra Frame Tour continues June 24-25 with the “throwback” PBA Xtra Frame Billy Hardwick Memorial Open at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes in Memphis, Tenn. The tournament will allow each player to use only two limited-technology polyester plastic balls, more in the tradition of technology used by the late PBA Hall of Famer during the early years of the PBA. All of the Memphis action will be streamed live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. Three-day, 30-day and annual subscription packages are available. Visit xtraframe.tv for details.

 


川添奨太


ラウンドロビン

第11位

$1,250 獲得

 

 

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins 2017 USBC Senior Masters

There isn't much United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida, hasn't accomplished in his bowling career, but he grabbed one more spot in the record book Sunday by becoming the first competitor to win the USBC Senior Masters and USBC Masters twice apiece.

The 57-year-old right-hander entered the championship round at the 2017 Senior Masters as the top seed and defeated left-hander Andy Neuer of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 248-199, to claim the coveted title and $16,000 top prize at the Sam's Town Bowling Center.

The championship meeting was a rematch of the title tilt at the 1994 Bud Light Hall of Fame Championship, where Neuer claimed his lone Professional Bowlers Association Tour title. 

This time, though, back-to-back splits in the fifth and sixth frames proved to be the undoing for Neuer, while Williams struck four consecutive times, starting in the fourth frame, to pull away for good.

"I knew I had a pretty good reaction on the pair going into the match," said Williams, also a member of the PBA Hall of Fame. "The left lane was a lot tighter for me, but it was the same way yesterday, so it wasn't too much of a surprise. I had plenty of time to get lined up and have a good read on what the pair was doing, so it was just a matter of going out and executing and hoping the pins fell."

On the way to his 7-0 record at Sam's Town this week, Williams averaged more than 244, and his run included a 707-626 win over defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder.

Williams won his first Senior Masters title in 2014, also in Las Vegas, and now is one of seven two-time winners at the event. His Masters victories came in 2004 and 2010, both at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada.

The win Sunday marked the 11th PBA50 Tour win for Williams, who owns a record 47 PBA Tour titles, and it gives him some much-needed momentum heading into this week's Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, Presented by Storm at the nearby Suncoast Bowling Center.

"This is awesome, and it will help everything moving forward in the season," said Williams, the runner-up at the Senior Masters in 2010 and 2011. "Every win is nice, and it's really nice to now have as many firsts as seconds in this event. I also have a couple of seconds in the Senior U.S. Open, so hopefully I can execute like I have the past couple of days and get a win there, too."

Neuer battled a challenging right lane throughout the stepladder but capitalized on a great look on the left, finishing each of his first three matches there, averaging 253 along the way.

On the way to the meeting with Williams, Neuer followed a first-frame split with seven consecutive strikes to get past Weber, 247-213. He denied the hall of famer the opportunity to become the event's first three-time winner. 

Weber won the Senior Masters in 2013 and was the runner-up to Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in 2015. Weber has made the stepladder in each of his five Senior Masters appearances.

Neuer, the only left-hander to reach the championship round this year, started the day with a pair of 256 games and wins against Bob Learn Jr. of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida.

Duke and Neuer both started their match with four consecutive strikes, before a 7-10 split in the fifth frame slowed Duke's chance of becoming the third bowler in history to win both the Masters and Senior Masters. Neuer prevailed, 256-225.

Duke, a USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, is the 1993 Masters champion and owns 38 PBA Tour titles, including seven majors. He also has four PBA50 Tour wins. 

Neuer finished fifth in his Senior Masters debut in 2016 and started Sunday's stepladder with a 256-237 win over Learn, who rolled a perfect game in Saturday's shootout round to solidify his own spot in the stepladder. Neuer and Duke also advanced through the four-player shootout.

Neuer was the first to finish in his match against Learn and left a 2-4-7 combination on his fill ball to give Learn the chance to throw three strikes in the 10th frame to win by a pin. Learn left a 9 pin on his first offering to fall short.

The Senior Masters includes USBC members age 50 and older, and all 277 competitors this week bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who joined Weber in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

All rounds of qualifying and match play were broadcast live on BowlTV.


 

2017/06/10

 

Sean Lavery-Spahr Averages 243 to Pace Qualifiers in PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open

Sean Lavery-Spahr, a 36-year-old three-time PBA Regional title winner from Pasadena, Texas, averaged 243.75 for eight games Saturday to lead the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open field of 160 bowlers through qualifying at South Plains Lanes.

Lavery-Spahr, who is trying for his first PBA Tour title, rolled games of 242, 278, 236, 198, 235, 244, 269 and 248 for a 1,950 pinfall total and a 29-pin lead over reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., who finished with a 1,921 total. Tackett is trying for his third PBA Tour title of the year and the eighth of his young career.

In third place heading into Sunday’s six-game cashers round was Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, with 1,885 pins followed by Australia’s Sam Cooley with 1,872 pins and Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., with a 1,862 total.

The top 53 players advancing to the cashers round included the three previous PBA Xtra Frame Tour winners from earlier in the year. Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic winner Josh Blanchard of Tempe, Ariz., advanced in 26th place; Wilmington Open winner Anthony Simonsen was in 22nd place and last week’s Greater Jonesboro Open winner Francois Lavoie was tied for 34th place. After the cashers round, the top 16 will advance to the eight-game modified round-robin match play round leading up to the four-player stepladder finals.

Also advancing to the cashers round was defending Lubbock champion Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., who was in 11th place at the end of qualifying; Xtra Frame Storm Cup points leader Dom Barrett of England was tied for 34th, and Lavery-Spahr’s twin brother, Anthony, in 23rd place.

At stake Sunday is a $12,500 first prize, a PBA Tour title and 25 points in the Storm Cup points race to the winner.

The Lubbock Sports Open is the fourth of seven Storm Cup events which will reward the top five players in points with a total of $50,000 in bonus money at the end of the season, including $20,000 to the points champion. The top 20 in each Storm Cup event earn points. For details about the program, visit: https://www.pba.com/SeasonStats/XtraFrameTourPoints/95

Sunday’s cashers round, match play and stepladder finals will be streamed live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel at 8:30 a.m., 12:15 and 4:15 p.m. CDT, respectively. In addition to monthly and annual subscription packages, a three-day subscription is available for only $3.99 (visit xtraframe.tv to sign up).



川添奨太


予選

第20位

Cashers' Round
進出

8G 1783
Average 222.87

 

 

Walter Ray Williams Jr. top seed for stepladder at 2017 Senior Masters

Two of the greatest bowlers of all-time met Saturday to determine the top seed for the stepladder finals at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida, prevailed against defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri.

Williams, the 2014 USBC Senior Masters champion, defeated Weber, 707-626, at the Sam's Town Bowling Center to take the top spot. Weber, also the 2013 champion, will be the No. 2 seed.

The stepladder finals of the 2017 Senior Masters will be broadcast live on BowlTV on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern, with the winner taking home the $16,000 top prize.

Williams and Weber will be joined in the championship round by No. 3 Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, No. 4 Bob Learn Jr. of Boynton Beach, Florida, and No. 5 Andy Neuer of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The three advanced to the stepladder based on their performances in a four-player shootout round Saturday.

Williams, a 57-year-old right-hander, cruised through the double-elimination match-play bracket, averaging more than 244 on his way to a 6-0 record.

"This week, when I was able to get it going, I really got it going," said Williams, a USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer. "Yesterday was the best I had thrown the ball in a long time, so it was nice to get a little confidence as well as a read on the lanes."

As the top seed in the true double-elimination format, Williams would have to lose twice in the stepladder to be denied a second Senior Masters title. A win Sunday would make him the seventh player to with multiple Senior Masters titles.

Williams also is a two-time winner at the USBC Masters, one of two bowlers to win both events. He would become the only bowler to win both two times each.

"I feel good and like what I'm doing this week," said Williams, a 47-time PBA Tour and 10-time PBA50 Tour titlist. "My ball is reacting well, and the pins are falling for me, so hopefully I'm able to continue that. I haven't been bowling as well as I would have liked so far this summer, so it's nice to get something going."

Weber, who qualified second overall this week, was looking to earn the top seed for the stepladder for the third consecutive year. If he's able to successfully defend his title, he would become the tournament's first three-time champion and first back-to-back winner since Tom Baker of King, North Carolina, in 2007

In the shootout round Saturday, Duke, a USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, set the pace in the high-scoring match, earning the third spot with an 817 series.

Learn solidified his spot as the No. 4 seed by firing a 300 game in the finale for a 734 series, and Neuer earned the final spot in the stepladder with a 649 series, advancing to the championship round for the second consecutive year.

Tony Rodriguez Jr. of Rancho Cucamonga, California, posted a 618 series in the shootout and was eliminated, finishing in sixth place.

All 277 competitors at the 2017 Senior Masters bowled 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who joined Weber in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

All rounds of qualifying and match play were broadcast live on BowlTV.

The Senior Masters is open to USBC members age 50 and older.

 


矢島純一

Match Play
第17位
$1,500 獲得

敗者ゾーン4回戦 負
640 Junichi Yajima
742 Paul McCordic

3回戦 負
707 Junichi Yajima
760 Bob Learn Jr.

 

 

 【PWBA】 Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open

SIN EARNS TOP SEED, JOHNSON QUALIFIES FOR FIFTH TV FINALS AT PEPSI PWBA LINCOLN OPEN

For the second consecutive week, Sin Li Jane of Malaysia was the player to beat on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, this time earning the top seed for the stepladder finals of the 2017 Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open.

Sin entered the final game of match play Saturday at Sun Valley Lanes just six pins ahead of amateur Thashaina Seraus of Aruba in the race for the No. 1 seed, and a position-round win over Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, allowed Sin to maintain her advantage.

The 25-year-old right-hander compiled a 5-1 record and topped the Group B match-play standings with a 5,011 total, which included 30 bonus pins for each win. Seraus led the way in the Group A standings with 4,979 total and earned the No. 2 seed for the stepladder based on total pinfall for the week, including bonus pins for each win in match play.

The two will be joined in the championship round by No. 3 Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, and No. 4 Kulick, who advanced by winning their respective group stepladders.

Sin, a member of Team Malaysia, now has made four TV finals in seven PWBA events, including earning the top seed for last week's PWBA Wichita Open, the first event of her 2017 PWBA Tour campaign.

Despite the continued success, Sin understands there still is work to be done. 

"I'm glad to finish as the top seed, but the work is not done yet," said Sin, who was the women's champion at the 2016 Malaysian International Open. "The pattern was quite difficult this week, but I just focused on what I'm supposed to do. The most important thing was to repeat shots. If I couldn't repeat on this lane condition, it would've been very difficult for me. Spares were very important, too. I will keep working to maintain my focus of what I'm supposed to do and we will see what will happen in Wisconsin."

The stepladder finals of both the Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open and PWBA Wichita Open will be taped for broadcast June 25 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, one of four telecasts at the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, the second major of the season,. The Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open will air Tuesday, July 11, at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network.

Johnson, who is showing no signs of slowing down in 2017, defeated Diana Zavjalova of Latvia, 188-176, in the Group A final to qualify for her fifth consecutive TV show, one shy of the record of six, shared by USBC Hall of Famers Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (2001, 1997), Carol Gianotti (1992), Nikki Gianulias (1986) and Lisa Wagner (1985).

In the final match, Zavjalova had a chance to shut out Johnson late in the game, but an open in the ninth frame all but ended her chances. Johnson spared in the final frame to secure the victory. 

"It's hard to believe I'm still doing this as long as I've been doing it," Johnson said. "I may say this one hundred million times, but I don't take it for granted. When you feel you can't physically do something as well as others, your mentality, your brain and your heart come into play. So, that's what I think I've been going on. Maybe it's not my "A" game, my "B" game, but I work with that "C" and "D" game, week in and week out. I take everything one game, one shot at a time. You can never let yourself get down. You just pick yourself up and move on to the next game or next frame and never give up."  

Zavjalova defeated Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia, 255-197, in the Group A semifinal to earn the meeting with Johnson. 

Seraus, who recently finished her senior season at Maryland Eastern Shore and was competing as an amateur, wasn't sure after her position-round match with Johnson ended if she had done enough to earn an automatic spot on the show. After confirmation from friends in the crowd, Seraus celebrated the realization of a dream. 

"To tell you the truth, I don't have words," said Seraus, a two-time National Tenpin Coaches Association First-Team All-American. "During the game, I wasn't paying attention to the score, so after the final shot, I asked Anggie (Ramirez Perea) if I made it, and she said yes. It's something I dreamed about when I was younger. My dream was to compete against these amazing women I watched. I knew I had a shot at doing it one day, but I never thought I would be up there with them. It's an amazing feeling. It hasn't sunk in yet, but it's amazing."

Kulick will make her second TV appearance of the season, bringing her total to 12 championship-round appearances since the relaunch of the PWBA Tour in 2015. 

She ran the ladder in Group B, defeating Kristina Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, New York, 210-176, in the semifinal, and Colombia native Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, 203-187, in the final. 

Competition this week at the Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open included two six-game qualifying blocks Friday to determine the 32 players for Saturday's cashers' round.

An additional six-game block Saturday morning narrowed the field from the 32 cashers to 12 players for round-robin match play.

The 2017 PWBA Tour season continues next week with the PWBA Greater Detroit Open at Super Bowl in Canton, Michigan.

Qualifying and match-play rounds of PWBA Tour events are broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association.


 

2017/06/09

 

Defending champion Weber among unbeaten at 2017 USBC Senior Masters

While the final scores may have been significantly different, the situations were identical, and defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, rose to the occasion in both instances to remain undefeated after two rounds of match play at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

The 54-year-old right-hander, who was the undefeated top seed for the stepladder finals at the USBC Senior Masters in 2015 and 2016, is one of 16 unbeaten players this week at the Sam's Town Bowling Center.

Among the other winners are USBC Hall of Famers Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida, Sam Lantto of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and international stars Mika Koivuniemi of Finland and Junichi Yajima of Japan.

Competition resumes Saturday at noon Eastern with both winners-bracket and elimination-bracket matches.

Weber doubled in the final frame of each of his three-game matches Friday to secure wins over Robert Worrall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Oregon, but he will be the first to tell you his success in those moments was as much about fortune as it was about skillfully handling pressure situations.

"This tournament, and the regular (USBC) Masters, are a lot about luck of the draw, who you bowl and when, and what each pair of lanes is giving you at that time," said Weber, the 2013 and 2016 Senior Masters champion. "But, more than anything, if you don't get some breaks along the way, you're probably going to have a hard time winning. Today, I was fortunate to get a few breaks, and I was able to capitalize on those." 

On the second shot of his final frame against Worrall, the 1981 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup champion, Weber's ball drifted high and had as much chance of being a 4-6-7-10 split as it did being a match-winning strike. He escaped with a 588-579 victory.

The Weber-Warren match was much different, with Weber entering the final game with a 555-526 advantage, following 300 in Game 2. Warren, the 1990 USBC Masters champion, also started that game with eight consecutive strikes, before a 10 pin in the ninth frame ended his run.

In the finale, Weber failed to strike on the right lane in his first four attempts, but a Brooklyn strike in the ninth frame gave him a break he was glad to take advantage of. He added a double in the 10th frame to lock out Warren and advance with a 781-774 win.

"Robert and I both struggled in the first match, and I was lucky enough to come away with the win, but I knew I needed to quickly refocus heading into the match with Chris," said Weber, a USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer. "I just lost the look on the right lane the last game. I moved left in the ninth frame and thought I threw it well, and I ended up going Brooklyn. When the 6 pin went down late, I felt really bad, but I didn't. You need breaks like that if you're going to be successful at this tournament. What I did after that was capitalize on it."

Weber will face Scott Kraye of La Habra, California, in his first match Saturday morning.

Koivuniemi, who turned 50 in April, also experienced some good fortune in his second match Friday, rolling a 2 pin on the first shot of his final frame against USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colorado. It was Koivuniemi's third consecutive strike and gave him the chance to shut out Voss.

Koivuniemi left a 10 pin on his second offering and converted it, forcing Voss to throw three strikes for a one-pin victory. Voss left a 10 pin on his first shot to fall, 702-692.

Competition hasn't been Koivuniemi's priority in recent years, as he has turned his attention toward coaching. He is the head coach of the United Arab Emirates national team. 

Although he has not been able to stay as sharp as he was when he competed regularly on the PBA Tour, he has relied on some simple things to stay in contention.

"I haven't bowled much in the last two years, but I practiced for about four weeks in preparation for this and the (Suncoast PBA Senior) U.S. Open," Koivuniemi said. "I feel pretty good, but I've lost some of my touch, which makes certain things difficult. I'm happy because my game is pretty simple, and my lines are straight, so I can still hit my target pretty well when I'm throwing it well. I'm still in the winners bracket, which is good, but I have another tough match coming up with one of the best in Walter Ray."

The two-time PBA Player of the Year and 2000 Masters champion will face Williams, the 2014 Senior Masters champion, in Saturday's third round.

All 277 competitors at the 2017 Senior Masters bowled 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who joined Weber in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

All rounds of qualifying and match play are being broadcast live on BowlTV, and the five players who advance through the bracket will battle for the title and $16,000 top prize in the stepladder finals Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The Senior Masters is open to USBC members age 50 and older.



矢島純一

2回戦 勝
662 Junichi Yajima
596 Jeff Suma Sr


1回戦 勝
774 Junichi Yajima
696 Charles Vashaw

矢島純一
3G目 300点達成


 

2017/06/08

 

Bohn earns top seed for match play at 2017 USBC Senior Masters

United States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey, put on a clinic Thursday in Las Vegas, both during and after his final block of qualifying at the 2017 USBC Senior Masters.

The 53-year-old left-hander has gotten more comfortable each day this week at the Sam's Town Bowling Center and averaged more than 261 over his final five qualifying games, including the fifth perfect game of the this year's Senior Masters, to lead the field into match play for the second consecutive year.

Bohn earned the top seed for the event's 64-player double-elimination bracket in record fashion, posting a 3,717 total over 15 games, a 247.8 average, to surpass his own mark of 3,712, rolled in the same venue in 2016. His 1,308 effort Thursday was shy of the tournament's five-game record of 1,347, posted by Don Hargraves of Flint, Michigan, in 1997.

Defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, qualified second Thursday with a 3,584 total and was followed by 2015 Senior Masters winner Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela (3,491), Bob Learn Jr. of Boynton Beach, Florida (3,459) and Brian LeClair of Delmar, New York, a two-time winner this season on the PBA50 Tour (3,430).

USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colorado, and Robert Worrall II of Colorado Springs, Colorado, earned the final spots in match play, tying for 63rd place with a 3,165 total, a 211 average.

"Once I realized what kind of look I had this morning, I just wanted to put myself on autopilot and repeat shots," said Bohn, a three-time PBA50 Tour champion, who turned in a 4-2 match-play record at the 2016 Senior Masters and tied for 13th place. "Records are awesome, don't get me wrong, but at this event, all the qualifying pinfall does is put a number next to your name. The bracket board and pins have no idea what that number is come match play, so you still have to perform, regardless of what happened today or who you're bowling at that time."

Match play gets underway Friday at noon Eastern with the left side of the bracket, while bowlers on the right side of the bracket hit the lanes for their opening round of match play at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

While many bowlers in Bohn's position might spend the rest of the day resting and having a relaxing dinner, the 35-time PBA Tour titlist headed across town to the Suncoast Bowling Center, so he and his brother-in-law, fellow hall of famer Doug Kent of Newark, New York, could put on a couple more clinics - one earlier in the day for senior bowlers and one later for youth bowlers.

Shortly after rolling the highest five-game score of Wednesday's second round (1,252), Bohn headed off for a speaking engagement.

"I accomplished what I wanted to on the lanes by making it to match play, and I really don't mind staying busy, especially if it means spending time with, and helping, bowlers who are passionate about our sport," Bohn said. "It starts with my own kids and my wife. We put a lot of time into helping people who want to get better, and while it's not the same feeling as winning a tournament, it's equally rewarding in a different way to see them reach their goals and enjoy different levels of success."

All 277 competitors at the 2017 Senior Masters bowled 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers joining Weber in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

As the defending champion, Weber was guaranteed the No. 64 spot, but he was able to improve his seeding for match play during qualifying.

Like most competitors, Weber knows match play at the Senior Masters is like a completely new event, and his strategy is simple.

"My mindset is just to come out and make the best shots I can and not worry about what my opponent does," said Weber, the 2013 and 2016 Senior Masters champion. "I had my best squad on the fresh (1,229 on Day 2), so that was pretty good for me, and that's what we'll see tomorrow. Now, it's a matter of watching the ball and seeing what it does in the mid part of the lane. If I can get it through that mid part and get it down the lane, I'll feel pretty confident about what I have to do."

All rounds of qualifying and match play are being broadcast live on BowlTV, and the five players who advance through the bracket will battle for the title and $16,000 top prize in the stepladder finals Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The Senior Masters is open to USBC members age 50 and older.



矢島純一


予選

第20位

Match Play
進出

15G 3278
Average 218.53


 

2017/06/06

 

EJ Tackett, Jesper Svensson Earn No. 1 Berths for Main Event PBA Tour Finals Stepladder Rounds

Reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., and Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, two of the PBA’s rising 20-something stars, put themselves into prime position to advance to the championship round in the inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals at Main Event Entertainment Orlando.

The final round of head-to-head match play qualifying aired Tuesday night on CBS Sports Network.

The 24-year-old Tackett, with a 3-1 match play record and 1,144 pins including a 299 game, held off Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., by 33 pins to earn the no. 1 berth in the Group Two stepladder finals that will air on CBS Sports Network on June 20 at 9:30 p.m. EDT. Ciminelli ended Tackett’s bid for an unbeaten record in match play with a 268-231 win in their position round, also finishing with a 3-1 record and 1,111 pins.

In his loss to Ciminelli in the final match, Tackett finally missed the pocket for the first time in four matches. A 4 pin cost him a 300 (photo at left) vs. Barrett in match three, but three single-pin spares plus a 2-4-8-10 split (which he failed to convert) led to his only loss, to Ciminelli, in position round.

Ciminelli looked back to his 227-200 loss to Tackett in his opening match, when he missed a 10 pin and left a 3-6-7-9 split as the reason he was unable to finish at the top of the Group Two pod.

“What killed me was following Jesper (on that pair),” Ciminelli said. “I left easy spares, but the easy spares are the ones you miss when you’re busy thinking about what you need to do. That really caught me. I had a good look in practice, but all of a sudden they got really tight down-lane and it caught me off guard. We don’t have a lot of tournament games in this format so you don’t see the transition, and that’s really what ended up costing me the lead.”

England’s Dom Barrett qualified third in Group Two with a 1-3 match play record and 999 total pins, relegating Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C. (1-3, 965 pins) to fourth place in their Group. Barrett and Jones will bowl the opening match in the Group Two stepladder finals, with Ciminelli taking on the winner and Tackett awaiting the survivor of that match for the two-game, total pinfall finale.

Svensson continued to dominate Group One, defeating Australia’s Jason Belmonte, 279-258, after winning his first two matches with 268 games. But Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., ended the Swedish two-hander’s bid for an unbeaten record, 234-222, in their position round match. Svensson still won the group with a 3-1 record and 1,187 pins.

With his position round win that included 50 bonus pins, Rash claimed the no. 2 berth for the Group One stepladder finals, airing on CBS Sports Network on June 13 at 9:30 p.m. EDT, with a 3-1 record and 1,062 pins. Belmonte, no. 3 with a 1-3 record and 988 total pins, will bowl the opening match against no. 4 Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, who finished with a 1-3 record and 940 pins. Simonsen avoided a winless match play record and helped derail Belmonte’s bid for the no. 2 berth, winning their position round showdown, 259-245.

Belmonte, who came into the PBA Tour Finals as the earnings leader over the 30-month span, said he tried a variety of approaches – urethane and reactive balls, outside and inside angles to the pocket, less speed and more speed – to develop a game plan for the Group One stepladder finals and, hopefully, the championship round.

“I wasn’t sure anyone was going to shoot under 220,” he said after his four matches, “but you also have to think long-term. If I could beat Anthony and beat Sean, I’d still had to beat Jesper (in the two-game stepladder finale) and I needed a good ball reaction if I was going to keep going. So that’s why I ended up going back to reactive.”

The stepladder rounds will be pivotal in determining who wins the inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals, along with its $30,000 top prize and PBA Tour title. The winners of the Group One and Group Two stepladder events will bowl for the PBA Tour finals in a three-game, total pinfall match that will air on CBS Sports Network on June 27 at 9:30 p.m. EDT. The stepladder runners-up will bowl a one-game preliminary match on the final show to determine third and fourth place finishes in the event


 

RESTREPO WINS FIRST TITLE OF 2017 AT QUBICAAMF PWBA SONOMA COUNTY OPEN

On a very demanding and grueling condition, Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, earned her third Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour title after capturing the 2017 QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open.

Restrepo defeated Brandi Branka of Fairview Heights, Illinois, 203-168, for her first PWBA title of 2017. The stepladder finals aired nationally on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday.

One of the keys to overcoming the 40-foot lane condition was to fill frames, and Restrepo did just that on her way to the title. While compiling just three strikes in the championship match, she avoided any miscues and filled every frame during the final.

Branka, who was making her TV debut, had two splits in the first three frames, which was more than enough for Restrepo to take advantage. An early double for Restrepo ultimately would prove to be the difference, along with some key observations during practice.

"I knew, no matter what, it was going to come down to making spares and keeping it clean, especially with the TV lights," said Restrepo, who qualified for the season-ending Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Viriginia. "This pattern is so flat, and there wasn't a good spot to play on the lanes. It came down to how everyone else played the lanes, along with the transition and how they developed. There wasn't a perfect place to play, but I did what I needed to do, and it means the world to take home this title because of those reasons."

Branka earned her spot in the finals by defeating Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, 211-197, in a match where each player filled all 10 frames. Pluhowsky led by one pin through four frames, but Branka delivered a pair of doubles down the stretch to take the advantage. Branka secured the victory with a spare in the final frame.

Pluhowsky, the only left-hander on the show, defeated Colombian native Maria Jose Rodriguez of Austin, Texas, 222-205, in the opening match, which featured the most combined strikes of the three matches with 14.

All qualifying and match-play rounds of the QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open were held at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park, California, on April 28-29.

The stepladder finals were held May 23 at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in conjunction with the USBC Queens and the finals of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open and PWBA Fountain Valley Open.

The Queens finals aired May 23 on CBS Sports Network, while the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open and PWBA Fountain Valley Open will air on CBS Sports Network on June 13 and June 20, respectively.

 

パーフェクト&表彰のご報告

本日、稲沢グランドボウル(愛知)で開催された2017年度下半期女子出場優先順位決定戦にて、浅田梨奈がパーフェクトを達成致しました!

自身初(JPBA公認264号)の記録を達成した浅田は、順位戦トップも獲得。今年度下半期の活躍が期待されます。

また成績上位の3名には、保険の宮越様より特別賞が贈られました。 


 

2017/06/04

 

MOHR FINDS REDEMPTION WITH WIN AT 2017 SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC

As the top seed for the finals at the 2017 Super Senior Classic, Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, found himself one win away from redemption and his first national victory in nearly five years, and he refused to be denied either Sunday at the Sam's Town Bowling Center.

In a rematch of the 2016 title tilt in the same venue, Mohr was able to best defending champion Junichi Yajima of Japan, 230-188, to record the win and claim the $7,000 top prize.

Yajima, who was looking to become the first player to successfully defend a title at the Super Senior Classic, earned $5,500 for the second-place finish. Yajima defeated Mohr in the 2016 final, 248-218.

Mohr earned the top seed for the stepladder finals for the second consecutive year and started the title match with three consecutive strikes, before leaving a washout in the fourth frame, which he was unable to convert. Yajima returned the open in the fourth frame with a 7-10 split, giving Mohr a 16-pin advantage halfway through the game.

Yajima opened for a second time in the eighth frame, allowing Mohr to mark in the ninth and 10th frames to lock up the title. Mohr, a 61-year-old right-hander, sealed the win with strikes on both attempts.

"I liked the right lane, since it hooked a little more, so I knew I could go away with it a little bit and be OK," said Mohr, an eight-time Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour champion. "I threw it well in the ninth, but stepping up in the 10th on the left lane, I had the fourth frame in the back of my mind. I told myself I just needed to stay slow and let the ball read and get there. I didn't need to make it get there. When the ball picked up in the midlane and turned over, I knew it was going to be a good shot. To get the ball off my hand that well, especially in that situation, is as good as it gets."

The win ended a recent run of 12 championship-round appearances without a victory for Mohr, who collected his last PBA50 Tour title in 2012.

"After winning eight titles in a little over four years, I thought I could start getting pretty used to this," Mohr said. "When you go winless for a couple of years, you start to wonder if you're ever going to experience the winner's circle again. The talent keeps getting better and better, and I'm not getting any younger, so you never know if it's the last time. I don't know if I've ever teared up for a victory before, but I started to today. It's pretty special, especially with my wife here and in front of my hometown fans."

The semifinal match Sunday also featured a rematch from the 2016 event as Yajima met United States Bowling Congress and PBA Hall of Famer John Petraglia of Jackson, New Jersey. Yajima again prevailed, this time by a score of 256-235.

Petraglia, down by a pin to start the 10th frame, left a 5-10 split on his first offering, which he was able to convert, but Yajima sealed the win with a strike on his first delivery. 

In the opening match of the stepladder, Yajima started with six consecutive strikes on his way to a 241-192 victory against Kevin Croucher of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Croucher and Yajima earned their spots in the finals after winning their respective group stepladders Sunday morning.

Croucher made his way out of the Group A stepladder by defeating Bill Nichols of Bella Vista, Arkansas, 246-202. Nichols won the opening match against Dick Baker of Henderson, Nevada, 234-183.

Yajima won the Group B stepladder by besting Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, 225-183. Yajima defeated USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, North Carolina, in the opening match, 200-158.

The 2017 Super Senior Classic featured a sold-out field of 140 competitors, and the field was cut to the top 35 players after 12 games of qualifying. The field was reduced from 35 to 12 after six additional games for round-robin match play.

Match play featured two groups simultaneously bowling an additional six games, including a position round. The top seeds from each group automatically were seeded into the stepladder finals, with total pinfall, including bonus pins, determining the top seed.

The second, third and fourth qualifiers in each group were placed into a group stepladder to determine the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds for the main championship round. 

Sam's Town now will host the 2017 USBC Senior Masters, with competition beginning Tuesday with the opening round of qualifying. BowlTV will provide wire-to-wire coverage of the event.




矢島純一


Finals

準優勝

$5,500 獲得

 

 

Error-Free Game Helps Canada’s Francois Lavoie Win PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open Title

In a tournament that put a premium on spare shooting, Quebec City native Francois Lavoie threw an error-free game to upset top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Sunday, 224-152, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center.

Lavoie, PBA’s 2016 Rookie of the Year and the 2016 U.S. Open champion, converted four spares and threw in a string of four strikes late in the game to knock off Ciminelli, who had otherwise dominated the event.

Ciminelli, a 31-year-old left-hander, cruised to Saturday’s qualifying lead by out-averaging his closest competitor by nearly 25 pins per game. Despite slowing his scoring pace to an overall 223 average on Sunday, he qualified no. 1 for the four-man stepladder finals by 304 pins over England’s Stuart Williams.

But the title match was his downfall. After failing to convert the 3-7 split in the second frame, Ciminelli also failed to convert the 3-5-6-9 in the eighth frame and missed a 6 pin in the ninth.

“I reminded myself of what I do best, and that’s keep the ball in play,” Lavoie said. “I don’t strike as much as some of the guys out here, so I have to do what I do best.

In the title match, “I was just trying to fluff the ball and leave makeable spares,” he added. “I figured that would put me in a good position.”

It was the same philosophy that got Lavoie into the stepladder in the first place. He defeated Japan’s Shota Kawazoe in his final two matches, shooting 200 in game seven and 238 in his final match to advance to the stepladder finals where he broke open a tied match with Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, with three strikes, a spare and a double to win, 210-178. He then struck on six of his first seven shots to eliminate Williams, 232-196, to advance to the title match.

Lavoie won $12,500, his third PBA Tour title and 25 points in the PBA’s Xtra Frame Storm Cup points competition.

PBA’s Xtra Frame Storm Cup series continues next Saturday and Sunday with the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open at South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, where Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., is defending champion. All of the Lubbock 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).

 


川添奨太


ラウンドロビン

第7位

$1,550 獲得



 

2017/06/03

 

MOHR EARNS TOP SEED FOR FINALS AT 2017 SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC

Heading into the final game of match play at the 2017 Super Senior Classic, any one of four players could've grabbed the top seed for Sunday's championship round, but it was frontrunner Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, who earned the honor for the second consecutive year.

Mohr outlasted a charging Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, in the Group B half of the match-play field and claimed the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals with a 24-game pinfall total of 5,580, which included 30 bonus pins for each of his four wins in match play.

McCordic defeated Mohr in the position round, 236-218, but fell seven pins short of the guaranteed spot in the finals, finishing with a 5,573 total. Now, McCordic must earn a spot in the championship round by winning one of two group stepladders taking place live on BowlTV on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Eastern.

The main stepladder finals of the 2017 Super Senior Classic will be broadcast live on BowlTV beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. Eastern, and the winner will take home a $7,000 top prize.

The other automatic spot in the finals went to United States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer John Petraglia of Jackson, New Jersey, who led qualifying through 18 games this weekend at Sam's Town and dominated the Group A standings to earn the No. 2 seed with a 5,534 pinfall total.

The new format at the Super Senior Classic mimics what is used on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour, and the simultaneous group stepladders Sunday will determine the final two seeds for the championship round.

The two groups in match play each included six of the 12 remaining bowlers, with the odd-numbered qualifiers competing in Group A and the even-numbered bowlers battling in Group B for six games of round-robin competition.

At the conclusion of match play, the leader in each group automatically advanced to the finals, with seeding based on pinfall, while the second, third and fourth finishers will continue their journeys Sunday.

The opening match of the Group A stepladder will feature No. 3 Dick Baker of nearby Henderson, Nevada, taking on No. 4 William Nichols of Bella Vista, Arkansas. The winner will meet No. 2 Kevin Croucher of Grants Pass, Oregon, for a spot in the main stepladder.

The Group B stepladder will open with defending champion Junichi Yajima of Japan (No.3) taking on No. 4 USBC Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, North Carolina, and the winner will face McCordic.

Mohr and Petraglia now find themselves in the same positions they were in at the 2016 Super Senior Classic, also held at Sam's Town, though they're both hoping the end result is much different.

As the top seed in 2016, Mohr bowled well against Yajima, but carry was not on his side as he fell to the event's first international champion, 248-218. Petraglia finished third.

Even though his performance in last year's final simply seemed unlucky, Mohr knows there's always more that can be done.

"I bowled well but just couldn't carry last year, but I still know I can be better and make better shots," said Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour champion who hasn't found the winner's circle since 2012. "At this level, it's the small, minor adjustments that can make all the difference. These bowlers are talented, so you have to do everything you can to create an advantage."

Heading into the final, Mohr feels he does have an advantage because his look on the event's 40-foot oil pattern this weekend improved with the more games that were bowled on each pair of lanes.

He also gets the benefit of sleeping in his own bed and enjoying some extra rest while his fellow competitors are battling to join him in the finals.

"I didn't like my look on the fresh, so I'm blessed to be in the third match," said Mohr, who also made the stepladder of the 2016 USBC Senior Masters at Sam's Town. "There will be two matches and practice shots in between, and my shot seems to get better when there's some games and transition. I definitely feel like being the top seed is an advantage, and it's time for me to step up and make the shots when it matters."

The Super Senior Classic, for USBC members age 60 and older, featured a sellout field of 140 competitors, who bowled 12 games of qualifying Friday, before the field was cut to the top 35 for Saturday's cashers' round.

After an additional six games Saturday, the top 12, based on 18-game pinfall totals, advanced to match play.

The Super Senior Classic is the first of two premier senior events heading to Sam's Town this week. The 2017 USBC Senior Masters, open to USBC members 50 and older, will be held June 6-11.




矢島純一


Match Play
Group B

第3位

Group Stepladder
進出


玉置幸一郎

Cashers' Round

第27位

$800 獲得

 

 

New York’s Ryan Ciminelli Races into PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open Lead

Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., averaged 234.25 for eight games Saturday to take a 195-pin over Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., in the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center.

Ciminelli, a 31-year-old left-hander and seven-time PBA Tour champion, rolled games of 226, 199, 210, 279, 235, 245, 234 and 236 for a 1,874 pinfall total. No one else in the field of 113 bowlers averaged as high as 210 on the challenging lane condition. Allen averaged 209.88 to finish with 1,679 pins and join the group of 37 top qualifiers who advanced to Sunday’s cashers round.

In third place was Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, with 1,670 followed by Xtra Frame Storm Cup points leader Dom Barrett of England with a 1,663 total and Kyle Sherman of O'Fallon, Mo., with 1,661 pins.

The top 37 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.

At stake for the winner is a $12,500 first prize, a PBA Tour title and 25 points in the Xtra Frame Storm Cup standings. All PBA members who finish among the top 20 earn Xtra Frame Storm Cup points. The Greater Jonesboro Open is the third event of the seven-tournament Storm Cup series.

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).

 


川添奨太


予選

第30位

Cashers' Round
進出

8G 1581
Average 197.62


 

 【PWBA】 PWBA Wichita Open

TEAM MALAYSIA EARNS TOP TWO SEEDS FOR TV AT PWBA WICHITA OPEN

Last season, members of Team Malaysia combined to make three television appearances in four events on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour. 

In their first event of 2017, Malaysia's Sin Li Jane and Siti Rahman captured the top two seeds for the TV finals of the PWBA Wichita Open.

Sin will be the top seed, Rahman will be No. 2, and they will be joined on the show by No. 3 Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, and amateur Juliana Franco of Colombia in the fourth position.

The stepladder finals of the PWBA Wichita Open will be taped for broadcast June 25 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, one of four telecasts at the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, the second major of the season, and will air Tuesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network.
Sin and Rahman earned their spots on the show by leading their respective match-play groups Saturday at Northrock Lanes, with total pinfall, including bonus pins, determining the top seed. Johnson and Franco each rolled through their group stepladders to advance, with seeding based on their averages for the event.

Sin dominated Saturday, averaging more than 232, which included her six-game performances in the cashers' round (1,375) and match play (1,411). The 25-year-old right-hander will make her third TV appearance since joining the PWBA Tour in 2016. 

Despite the success in 2016, Sin entered her first event of 2017 with a simple mindset.

"Based on past experiences at PWBA events, I kept it cool," said Sin, who finished second at the 2016 PWBA Greater Detroit Open and fifth at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Queens. "I'm here to enjoy my game without any pressure. Last year, I was trying to adapt to the format as well. This year, I'm not thinking about scores. So, if I hit my target, everything will be fine. Those are my simple keys."

Rahman was the tournament leader after qualifying Friday and battled with Sin for the overall lead throughout Saturday. She is looking forward to having a successful 2017 PWBA Tour season. 

"For me, it's important because it's my second year here," said Rahman, who rolled a 297 game during qualifying. "It's my dream. I expect more than last year and have made some changes in my game. It's quite prestigious to be here competing with professionals on the PWBA Tour. We also are hosting the Southeast Asian Games this year, and our coach is trying to prepare us."

Sin and Rahman join teammate Syaidataul Hamidi as Malaysian players who have made championship-round appearances at the PWBA Wichita Open. Hamidi rolled a 300 game en route to her first TV finals appearance at the 2016 event.

Johnson, the reigning two-time PWBA Player of the Year and runner-up at the 2017 USBC Queens, qualified for her fourth consecutive championship-round appearance and continues to make a case for a third consecutive player of the year award. She defeated Clara Guerrero of Colombia, 237-236, to win the Group B stepladder Saturday in an instant classic.

Through seven frames, both players combined for 12 strikes, with Johnson holding a one-pin lead. Guerrero finished the match first and struck on her fill ball to finish with 236. Johnson converted the 10 pin to start her final frame and needed 8 pins on the final shot to win by a pin. Johnson left a 4-10 split, but it was enough to advance. 

It was the second time this season Johnson denied Guerrero a spot on TV, having previously defeated the long-time member of Team Colombia in the Group B stepladder final at the PWBA Fountain Valley Open, 258-226.

Guerrero defeated Jen Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, in the semifinal match Saturday, 237-188, to advance to the final against Johnson. 

Franco, competing as an amateur, will make her PWBA TV debut after a successful run at the recent Queens, where she qualified for match play. 

She defeated Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, 234-165, in the Group A stepladder final Saturday, after O'Keefe advanced to the final with a 225-189 win over Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio.

Competition this week at the PWBA Wichita Open included two six-game qualifying blocks Friday to determine the 32 players for Saturday's cashers' round.

An additional six-game block Saturday morning narrowed the field from the 32 cashers to 12 players for round-robin match play.

The 2017 PWBA Tour season continues next week with the Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Qualifying and match-play rounds of PWBA Tour events are broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association.

 


板倉奈智美


Cashers' Round

第13位

$1,200 獲得

 

 

プロの部・松永裕美、アマチュアの部・前畑利樹選手が優勝!

先日の5月21日(日)に小嶺シティボウル(福岡)にて承認大会・第13回「伊藤園カップ」ABSファミリープロアマフェスティバルが開催されました。

プロの部は予選6G・準決勝6Gのトータル12Gで順位が確定。予選から首位を独走した松永裕美の優勝となりました。

アマチュアの部は予選・準決勝で上位5名が決勝シュートアウトへ進出。トップシードの前畑利樹選手と、勝ち上がって来た酒井伸一選手による優勝決定戦では、わずか3ピン差で前畑選手が酒井選手を下しての優勝となりました。


 

2017/06/02

 

YAJIMA LEADS IN TITLE DEFENSE AT 2017 SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC

Defending champion Junichi Yajima of Japan looked poised to defend his title at the Super Senior Classic, and he leads all competitors through two rounds at the 2017 event.

All 140 bowlers in the sold-out field participated in two six-game blocks Friday at Sam's Town Bowling Center, and the field was cut to the top 35 competitors for Saturday's cashers' round based on the 12-game pinfall totals.

Yajima, a 71-year-old right-hander, opened his title defense with a 1,253 six-game block, but he averaged more than 244 in his second round on his way to a 1,466 total and 2,719 overall effort, a 226.58 average for 12 games. 

Yajima took the proper steps to become fully acclimated to Las Vegas after his trek across the Pacific Ocean covered more than 5,500 miles.

"I still can't believe I won last year, but it's real," Yajima said. "I decided to arrive in Las Vegas a week early, because I knew it would take some time to adjust after my 12-hour flight. I've been preparing physically and mentally to come back as the defending champion, and I'm happy with my performance today."

The runner-up to Yajima in 2016, Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, sits in second place with a 2,681 total. Robert Reed of Weed, California, is third with 2,673, and Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, is fourth with 2,649.

McCordic was the runner-up at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, which also took place at Sam's Town and will return to the 56-lane center starting Tuesday.

Professional Bowlers Association Tour titlist Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pennsylvania, earned the final spot in the cashers' round at the 2017 Super Senior Classic with a 2,438 total, a 203.17 average.

Bowlers advancing to Saturday's cashers' round will return to the lanes at Sam's Town starting at noon Eastern. 

All advancers will bowl six additional games Saturday before the field is cut to 12 for two groups of round-robin match play. Match play will consist of six games, including a position round.

At the end of match play, the top qualifier in each group will earn an automatic spot in Sunday's stepladder finals, with seeding being determined by total pins. The second, third and fourth qualifiers in each group will advance to a group stepladder final Sunday. The winner of each group stepladder also will advance to the stepladder finals and meet in the opening match.

The winner of the 2017 Super Senior Classic will take home the top prize of $7,000.

BOWL.com's BowlTV will begin providing coverage of the 2017 Super Senior Classic with Saturday's cashers' round.


矢島純一


予選

第1位

Cashers' Round
進出

12G 2719
Average 226.58


玉置幸一郎


予選

第29位

Cashers' Round
進出

12G 2449
Average 204.08


 

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