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2010/02/28
Bill O'Neill Wins First Major Title in 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open

Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., who earned a "can't miss" tag after his 2005-06 Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year season, cruised past defending champion Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, 267-207, to win his first major title in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl Sunday.

O'Neill, who won his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title earlier in the season in Detroit, had a spare in the first frame, failed to convert the 2-10 split in the second, and then threw 10 strikes in a row to race away to victory. Along with his title, he earned $60,000 and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.

"This title means everything to me. I can't begin to explain it," he said. "It's the most difficult title on tour to win. To have my name up there will the guys who have won it is amazing."

"I can't believe I bowled a game like that on this lane condition," the 28-year-old O'Neill said. "I found a little hold area and that's all I needed. It was just a matter of bearing down and making good shots."

"It was the most relaxed I've ever been on TV," he continued. "I don't know why, but from the time I got up this morning and came into the center, everything felt great. Even after throwing that split in the second frame, I knew I was going to throw the ball great."

"Scroggins has beaten me, like, the last 34 times I've bowled him, so it was nice to get some payback."

Scroggins never found a solid line to the pocket, failing to put two strikes together until the 10th frame. But it was a pocket 7-10 split in the eighth frame that clinched the win for O'Neill.

"At start of the match, my thumb shrunk just a bit and I was afraid to add a piece of tape because I didn't want to hang up in the ball," Scroggins said. "I was losing it just enough, so when I put the tape in the ball in the seventh frame, I got back to the pocket."

"But Bill bowled well. All of the strikes looked the same, so you know he was throwing the ball well," Scroggins added. "It's hard to beat 267 on an easy condition, let alone the U.S. Open oil pattern."

With his victory, O'Neill also jumped into the thick of the PBA Player of the Year race with only four tournaments remaining in the season.

"I picked up a couple of points on Walter Ray (Williams Jr.), but you know he'll make a couple of more TV shows before the season is over," O'Neill said. "I'll just have to try to win another one."

O'Neill earned his berth in the title match by defeating Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 203-152, after Jones romped past Jason Couch of Clermont, Fla., 245-192, in the opening match. In the first game, Jones threw seven strikes in the first eight frames to win easily, but when the oil began to move, he got lost against O'Neill, leaving and failing to convert four splits.

The Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's next event is the Etonic Don Johnson Eliminator which gets underway with preliminary qualifying rounds Monday at Sequoia Pro Bowl in Columbus, Ohio.


 

2010/02/27

 【JPBA】 関西オープンボウリングトーナメント 【TV決勝】

 

第32回関西オープン
カン・ソンユ JPBAツアー初優勝!

今年一年の始まりにふさわしく、男子プロアマ総勢250名以上が集結した関西オープン。
パーフェクト3個に710スプリットメイドも達成され、見応えある戦いの末に最終ラウンドの舞台に上がったのは昨年のROUND1CUPで敗れたカン・ソンユとパク・キョンシン、そして前大会で決勝進出を果たしながらも頂点を極められなかった中沢 奨とキム・ヨンピル。
4人全員がレフティ、中沢以外はすべてKPBAかつJPBA初優勝がかかった顔ぶれと、どの組合せでもそれぞれ因縁があり誰が勝ってもドラマが期待される中、熱戦の火蓋が切って落とされました。
キム対中沢の4位決定戦はキムが前半にオープンフレームを2つ出し、パンチアウトで追い上げますが中沢に届かず敗退。パク対中沢の3位決定戦では、両者オープンを出しましたがターキーを2つ決めた中沢が逃げ切り、トップシードで待つカンへの挑戦権を手に入れます。
昨年のジャパンオープンで逃した6勝目を賭けて挑む中沢、JPBAツアー初優勝が欲しいカン。二人の対決となった優勝決定戦は、両者ストライクでの滑り出しとなりました。
続く2フレーム目もストライクを決めた中沢がワンマークリード。中盤でカンがターキーに成功。中沢も負けずと6フレーム目からターキーを決めてリードを取り返しますが、勝負どころの9フレーム目、中沢は7番ピンを残してスペア。対するカンは、昨年秋のシーズントライアル優勝決定戦でパーフェクトを達成した勝負強さをここで発揮し、9フレーム目から10フレーム2投目までストライクを繋げ、中沢を追い抜いて逆転。手に汗握る真剣勝負を制し、見事カンがJPBA初優勝を成し遂げました!

 

優勝決定戦

○ カン・ソンユ 237 - 226 × 中沢 奨

中沢奨健闘を見せるもカン・ソンユが9・10フレで逆転勝ち!中沢が1マークリードで迎えた終盤、中沢は9フレスペア、10フレ一投目再び3.9が残りスペア・ストライクで226で先に終了。9フレストライクのカンは10フレ一投目・二投目もストライクで中沢を逆転、JPBAツアー初優勝を挙げる。最後まで見せ場をつくった中沢だったが最後で力尽きた。

3位決定戦

× パク・キョンシン 193 - 210 ○ 中沢 奨

序盤中沢はターキーをもってくるがツーミスで6フレ時点で5ピンのリードを許す。しかし7フレからのターィーで逆転、10フレ一投目3.9のダブルウッドもカバーしKPBA勢二人を撃破!日本初優勝を目指したハパクは力んだかコントロールが粗く敗退。

 

4位決定戦

○ 中沢 奨 212 - 187 × キム・ヨンピル

盤互角の戦いながら中沢が6フレから気合いのターキーでキム・ヨンピルを振り切り3位決定戦へ進出!

 

 【JPBA】 関西オープンボウリングトーナメント 【ラウンドロビン】

 

カン・ソンユ

KPBA勢3名は、日本未勝利ながら1位のカン・ソンユは昨年のシーズントライアルオータームシリーズで優勝、2位のパク・キョンシンは2007の「KPBA新人戦」を制し、4位のキム・ヨンピルは前回「関西オープン」準優勝など実力者が進出を果たす!迎え撃つ3位進出の中沢奨はポジションマッチで238を打って進出しこの勢いで優勝となるか「'03キリンカップ」優勝以来の6勝目を目指す。

 

 【JPBA】 関西オープンボウリングトーナメント 【準決勝】

 

貞松保行

アラカン(先月で60歳を迎え)の貞松保行が予選に続き準決勝もトップ通過!2位に1月のシーズントライアルで優勝し現在ランキングトップの遠藤誠、そして1期生大ベテラン矢島純一(64歳)が猛チャージを見せ予選18位から一気に3位へ浮上。

 

 【PBA】 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open 【Match Play Round】

Defending Champion Scroggins Tops Field for Sunday's U.S. Open Finals

Defending champion Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, methodically worked his way through the field Saturday, rolling a key 300 game on the way to clinching the top qualifying position for Sunday's finals in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl.

And Jason Couch of Clermont, Fla., bowled the biggest 214 game of his life to earn his shot at the title in a pressured-packed final round of match games.

In the intense position round to determine Sunday's finalists, Scroggins defeated Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., 227-185, to pass O'Neill for the top rung on the stepladder with a total of 11,537 pins for 51 games. O'Neill, who is trying for his second career title and first major championship, dropped to second with 11,486 pins.

Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., slipped past Australia's Jason Belmonte in the final game, 203-190, to clinch the third spot in the finals. Belmonte, who led the tournament after the first match play round, battled a hamstring injury suffered earlier Saturday and dropped to sixth place because of his loss.

But the real drama was unfolding on the adjacent pairs of lanes where the winner of the Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., vs. Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., match was poised to pass Belmonte for the fourth position in Sunday's finals. Duke closed his game with four strikes to force Williams to get a double and good count in the 10th frame to win and earn 30 bonus pins. Williams got the first two strikes, but left four pins on his final shot to end the match between PBA Hall of Famers in a 201-201 tie.

Because the tie gave each player 15 bonus pins, Couch - who entered the position round in seventh place - jumped all the way to fourth by winning his match against four-time U.S. Open champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 214-190. With 30 bonus pins for winning the match, Couch edged Williams by two pins for fourth place.

Scroggins will try to become the first bowler since Dave Husted in 1996 and 1995 to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles. Ironically, Husted won his 1996 in Indianapolis. Prior to changing its name to the U.S. Open in 1971, St. Louis bowling legends Dick Weber and Don Carter each won the former BPAA All Star in consecutive years twice.

Sunday's stepladder finals will air live on ESPN at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. At stake is the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's final major title of the 2009-10 season, a $60,000 first prize and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.


 

2010/02/26

貞松保行

昨日の前半トップ貞松保行が後半もスコアを伸ばしそのままトップで準決勝へ!2位にそろそろ初優勝が欲しい斉藤茂雄、3位にKPBAパワーを見せつけたキム・ヨンピル、4位に昨年「全日本選手権」を制した日置秀一がつけている。
予選10G目木村広人がパーフェクトゲーム達成

 

 【PBA】 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open 【Match Play Round 1】

Australia's Belmonte Holds Off O'Neill, Jones to Retain U.S. Open Lead

Australia's Jason Belmonte barely held onto the lead after the opening round of match play in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl Friday, fending off challengers Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., and Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C.

Belmonte, who led by 178 pins heading into Friday's competition, finished the day with a 5-3 match play record, 7,871 total pins for 35 games and a 27-pin edge over O'Neill. Jones, who came into match play 273 pins behind of the Australian two-handed star, was in third place, 79 pins behind after both he and O'Neill had closed to within eight pins of the lead with one game to go.

Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., was in fourth place with 7,664 pins and two-time U.S. Open champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., who is trying for his 48th career victory and second major title of the season, was in fifth place with a 7,657 total.

"It was me and Frodo Baggins walking to Mordor tonight," Belmonte said. "It was an adventure like Lord of the Rings. I needed a map."

"In match play the lanes are going to play differently depending upon who played where and how the oil was broken down as you move across the center," Belmonte added. "It's really different in the U.S. Open because earlier in the day, guys played all over the lanes. It was hard to find anything, but Tommy Jones found something. Everyone else was bowling 180s and he had nothing under 205. But that's what makes players at his echelon as good as they are. They rise up."

O'Neill, who said he made a change in his timing and the way he was playing the lanes after he wound up in 185th place after the first six games, almost overtook Belmonte.

"I'm bowling good now. I'm getting a good ball reaction and I got some good luck tonight. Three times guys could have beat me in the 10th frame and they didn't," O'Neill said. "I was fortunate. I'll have to do better tomorrow or I won’'t be around on Sunday.”"

The 24 match play finalists will bowl two more eight-game match play rounds Saturday to determine the top four players who will advance to Sunday's live ESPN stepladder finals at 12:30 p.m. Eastern.

At stake is the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's final major title of the 2009-10 season, a $60,000 first prize and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.


 

2010/02/25

貞松保行

歴代チャンピオンのベテラン貞松保行が好調にスコアを伸ばし前半トップ、2位に昨年「全日本選手権」を制した日置秀一がつけている。
6G目佐藤秀樹が7-10スプリットメイド達成!

佐藤秀樹、7-10スプリットメイド達成!

本日はシードプロ、アマチュア選手も参戦して予選前半が行われ、Bシフト6G目・8フレーム目に佐藤秀樹が7-10スプリットメイドを達成しました!
佐藤は前半3Gではまずまずの位置についていましたが、後半3Gで失速。しかしながら本日の最終ゲームで自身初、JPBA男子公認記録としてもまだ78号目という珍しい記録を達成したことで、明日の後半6Gでは追い風に乗って欲しいところです!

 

 【PBA】 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open 【Round 3 Qualifying】

Australia's Jason Belmonte Races into Third Round Lead in U.S. Open

Jason Belmonte, Australia's two-handed star, made one of the most difficult scoring conditions in bowling look easy Thursday as he raced into the third round lead in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl.

Belmonte, who sat in sixth place after the first 12 qualifying games, averaged a blistering 248.33 for his six qualifying games Thursday to finish with an 18-game total of 4,117 pins and a 178-pin lead over Dave Beres of Waukesha, Wis. At one point in his round, Belmonte rolled consecutive games of 280, 278 and 278 to break away from the field.

Andres Gomez of Colombia was in third place with 3,920 pins followed by 2005 U.S. Open champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, at 3,915 and Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., at 3,914. O'Neill was in 185th place after the first six games.

"I grew up bowling long-format tournaments in Australia where there was lots of qualifying and match play games," the 26-year-old said. "I think most bowlers will tell you that if you're consistently bowling well, you have a better chance in a long format competition."

"Today, for those three big games, I think that's the best 36 shots I've ever thrown. You can't bowl any better than that."

Belmonte, an established international champion with his unusual method of rolling a bowling ball with both hands, is bowling his first full season on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour after winning his first and only title in the Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic last March to earn a PBA Tour exemption.

His ability to generate significantly higher ball revolutions and hooking power than most conventional bowlers dazzled the near-capacity crowd watching the first of three squads Thursday morning.

"The general consensus is that I would bowl better on the 'burn'," he said, referring to the second squad of the day when lane oil is moved around by the first squad to sometimes create a higher scoring environment. "Actually I've never done that well on the conditions where there's lots of carrydown oil. When I bowled on that condition yesterday I was 40 over and very happy to do that well."

"On the fresh condition like we had today I'm usually more confident. If I can play an area where nobody has played, that can be an advantage for me."

The top 88 in the field of 352 advance to a nine-game cashers' round Friday morning. The top 24 after 27 games will advance to eight-game match play rounds Friday night and Saturday to determine the four finalists for Sunday's live ESPN telecast at 12:30 p.m. Eastern.

At stake is the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's final major title of the 2009-10 season, a $60,000 first prize and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.


 

2010/02/24

児島都史

中村陽介が大会第1号パーフェクト達成!

2010年における本格的な男子トーナメント開幕戦、第32回関西オープン。大会初日の今日はプロ選抜大会が行われ、快い球音が響き渡りました。
そんな中、Bシフト7G目に中村陽介が大会第1号にして自身初(JPBA公認1068号)のパーフェクトを達成!
プロデビューしてからもうじき1年、4月には新人を迎えて先輩プロとなる48期生の中村にとって、大きなステップアップとなりました!

 

 【JPBA】 関西オープンボウリングトーナメント 【選抜大会Aシフト】

 

平井 翔

 

 【PBA】 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open 【Round 2 Qualifying】

New York's Jack Jurek Takes Second Round Lead in U.S. Open

Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., who ended a record 14-year drought between titles earlier this season, claimed the second round lead in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl Wednesday, averaging 222 for 12 games to take a 13-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela.

Jurek, who was in third place after the opening round, posted a 2,672 pinfall total to lead Monacelli's 2,659. Monacelli was in 29th place after the first six games.

Dave Beres of Waukesha, Wis., was in third place with 2,656 pins followed by Jason Wojnar of Chicago at 2,652 and first round leader Robert Smith of Columbus, Ohio, with 2,650 pins. Beres and Wojnar are both trying for the first PBA Tour titles. Smith won the 2000 U.S. Open.

Jurek, 46, is trying for his first PBA Tour major title and third overall career title. He defeated Mike Fagan of Patchogue, N.Y., over Labor Day weekend in Detroit to win the PBA Shark Championship, his first title since winning the 1995 Tums Classic in Windsor Locks, Conn. While the pressure to end that streak is now gone, he finds himself leading a tournament that hasn’t been kind to him in years past.

"This is by far the best start I've ever had in a U.S. Open," he said. "The whole season has been going well. It's a combination of things."

"Today I started with a 179, but then I stumbled into a little better shot. The second squad has always been a little tougher for me because the condition is broken down and you have to move to an inside angle where the ball returns get in the way," Jurek added. "But today I was been able to play a little farther to the right, so I felt like I bowled 200 (pins) over (a 200 average) today."

Among the players who made significant moves Wednesday were PBA Player of the Year contender Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., was averaged 242 during the second round to advance from 185th place to 13th, and reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott, who jumped from 135th place to 33rd.

All players in the U.S. Open will bowl six more qualifying games Thursday before the field is cut to the top 88 for a cashers' round Friday morning. The top 24 will then advance to eight-game match play rounds Friday night and Saturday to determine the four finalists for Sunday's live ESPN telecast at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. At stake in the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's final major championship of the 2009-10 season is a $60,000 first prize and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.


 

2010/02/23
2000 Champion Robert Smith Leads U.S. Open After First Round

Robert Smith of Columbus, Ohio, rolled into the first round lead in the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open at Woodland Bowl Tuesday, averaging 232.67 for his first six games to take a 16-pin lead over Australia's two-handed star, Jason Belmonte.

Smith, a 36-year-old 13-year PBA Tour veteran, has won seven PBA Tour titles, including the 2000 U.S. Open.

"This is by far my favorite tournament," he said. "You go into this event knowing you can't give away the headpin. You're going to have your good games and your bad games, but you can't give anything away. It calls for a different mindset.

"I fell into something today, and I basically had two pockets --- the 1-3 and the Brooklyn side. It was a good day."

Smith, one of the strongest players ever to compete on the PBA Tour, has admittedly had an up-and-down career, partly due to injuries caused by his power game. After 13 years of wear-and-tear, he is forcing himself to adapt.

"I feel healthy for the first time in awhile," he said, "but my game has changed. I'm not the gorilla I thought I was once upon a time. Mentally, I still am, but physically, no. I can't do what I used to do. I'm learning to deal with it."

Smith led the field of 352 players with a 1,396 pinfall total. Belmonte, in his first full year as a PBA Tour competitor after winning the Bowling Foundation Long Island Open a year ago, was second with 1,380 pins. Third was Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., who won the PBA Shark Championship earlier in the season in Detroit, with 1,374 pins followed by defending U.S. Open champion Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, at 1,352 and Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., with 1,350 pins.

All players in the U.S. Open will bowl 18 qualifying games before the field is cut to the top 87 for an additional qualifying round Friday morning. The top 24 will then advance to eight-game match play rounds Friday night and Saturday to determine the four finalists for Sunday's live ESPN telecast at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. At stake in the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's final major championship of the 2009-10 season is a $60,000 first prize and a three-year PBA Tour exemption.


 

2010/02/21
Voss and Asbaty Victorious in PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

Coming from the fifth qualifying position, Hall of Famers Brian Voss of Alpharetta, Ga., and Diandra Asbaty of Chicago, won four consecutive matches to capture the Professional Bowlers Association Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Sunday at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge.

Voss, a member of the PBA Hall of Fame, and Asbaty, a member of the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame, defeated No. 1 qualifiers Jason Belmonte of Australia and Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., in the Baker format championship match 234-212.

For Voss it was his 25th career Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title ranking him 10th on the all-time list and his first in four years. It was the second PBA Women's Series presented by BOWL.COM title for Asbaty.

"Diandra bowled so well it took a lot of pressure off of me," said the 51-year-old Voss. "Once we got to match play our strategy was that she would start and I would finish and we stuck with that the whole tournament."

"This was special not just for myself but also because you have an opportunity to share it with someone."

The Baker format requires each member of the team to bowl alternate frames in a game to combine for one score.

"Believe me, I couldn't have done it without Brian," Asbaty said. "We had good chemistry right from the start. Even though we qualified fifth for the finals, we had a lot of confidence and the fact that we jumped out to big leads in the first two matches helped make us feel we were in control."

The Voss and Asbaty team had a scare in the championship match when Voss missed a 10 pin spare in the eighth frame.

"I hadn't thrown any shots on the right hand part of the lane all day and just threw a bad shot," Voss said. "Fortunately it didn't cost us."

Voss and Asbaty shared in a $50,000 first prize and Belmonte and Feldman split $26,000 for second.

"I thought after bowling really well at the start it would eventually end for them but it didn't," said Belmonte. "That's the cruel part of bowling one game for the title, but if it's your day it can be the beauty of it as well."

Voss and Asbaty began the finals by defeating 2009 PBA World Championship winner Tom Smallwood and Jodi Woessner 276-224. In the second match they defeated Rhino Page and Shannon Pluhowsky 276-227, and in the semi-final reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott and Shannon O'Keefe 224-202 to get to the championship match.


 

2010/02/19
Belmonte and Feldman are Top Qualifiers For PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles ESPN TV Finals

Jason Belmonte of Australia and Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., picked up where they left off in qualifying and combined forces in match play to earn the No. 1 qualifying position for Sunday's stepladder finals of the Professional Bowlers Association Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge.

Belmonte and Feldman combined for an 11-5 Baker format match play record and a 7,289 30-game overall pinfall Friday giving the pair a 386-pin lead over No. 2 qualifiers, reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott and Shannon O'Keefe. O'Keefe, trying for her first PBA Women's Series presented by BOWL.COM title, won a PBA regional title on Feb. 5 in Houston.

The Baker format requires each player to alternate frames in a game to combine for one score.

"The only strategy we had was determining which lane we felt best bowling on," said Belmonte, the 2008-09 PBA Rookie of the Year. "We have a lot of confidence in each other right now which helps develop a good rythym which I feel is very important in a doubles or team situation."

"I think we're pretty relaxed and confident for Sunday and we'll formulate our strategy then."

Belmonte, using his trademark two-handed delivery, is trying for his second career Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title and Feldman her third PBA Women's Series title.

"It's easy to help each other because we both have a lot of hook," Feldman said. "We both play the same part of the lane so it's just a matter of making little adjustments here and there."

Qualifying No. 3 for the finals were three-time PBA Tour titlist Rhino Page and two-time Women's Series titlist Shannon Pluhowsky.

The opening stepladder match will be between No. 4 qualifiers, 2009 PBA World Championship winner Tom Smallwood and Jodi Woessner against No. 5 qualifers PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss and World Bowling Writers Hall of Famer and one-time Women's Series titlist Diandra Asbaty.

Voss converted a crucial 7-10 split in the eighth frame of the last match to keep his team in contention for a TV finals position.

The Mixed Doubles finals will be televised live by ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Mountain) on Sunday.


 

2010/02/18