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2014/02/28

 

 【PBA/WBT】 Emir Cup 【Finals】

Chris Barnes Wins Emir Cup for 17th PBA Tour Title

Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, defeated woman bowler New Hui Fen of Singapore, 493-483, in the two-game championship match to win the H.H. Emir Cup, a World Tenpin Bowling Association/PBA International Tour tournament, Friday at Qatar Bowling Center.

The victory gave Barnes his 17th PBA Tour title and his second PBA International Tour title. He previously won the Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Oct. of 2012. His last U.S. PBA Tour title came in the PBA Viper Championship during World Series of Bowling V in Las Vegas.

Fen’s scores included an eight handicap pins per game, an equality handicap provided to women in many international events.

Fen got off to an early lead after the first game of the championship match topping Barnes, 275-257, but Barnes overcame the deficit by beating in the second game, 236-208.

In the semifinal matches Fen defeated Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 489-397, and Barnes defeated another top international woman player, Shayna Ng of Singapore, 521-445.

The next stop for the PBA/WBT Tour will be the Bahrain Open March 1-7 in Oman, Bahrain.


 

2014/02/23

 

Belmonte makes history with back-to-back Masters titles

Australia's Jason Belmonte became the first bowler in nearly 50 years to successfully defend a United States Bowling Congress Masters title on Sunday as he defeated EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 221-177.

Belmonte, the reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year, opened up a big lead early and eased to the title at Brunswick Zone Carolier. With the victory, Belmonte, who earned $50,000 for the win, is just the third player to successfully defend a Masters title, joining Billy Welu (1964 and 1965) and Dick Hoover (1956 and 1957).

"This tournament is so difficult to win," said Belmonte, who won his ninth career PBA title and his third major. "I always have high expectations for myself, but to go down in history as the third one and first in 50 years to win back-to-back is a huge honor."

In the title match, Belmonte got out of the gates quickly and took advantage of a slow start by Tackett, the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year. Belmonte started with a spare before rattling off four consecutive strikes to take command.

The match wasn't settled, however, until the final frame when Belmonte converted the 4 pin and struck on his final ball to shut out Tackett.

"I wish I would have had a chance, but Jason did what he had to do to win," Tackett said. "I'm disappointed I didn't win, but it's an experience I'm going to learn from this and hopefully next time I can win."

In addition to making history with consecutive Masters victories, Belmonte also added his name to a short list of players who have won back-to-back major titles. He won the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions in January and is the seventh player in history to win back-to-back majors.

In the semifinal, Belmonte hung on for a one-pin victory over Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 235-234, by putting a spare on the board in the final frame and getting nine pins on the fill ball.

Belmonte, who entered the championship round as the fifth seed, took down No. 3 seed Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., 202-173, and opened the stepladder finals with a 227-214 win over fourth seed Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

The Masters, which featured a total prize fund of $315,000, is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour. A sold-out field of 468 players from 15 countries started the week in their quest to take home the trophy.


 

2014/02/22

 

Tackett earns top seed for USBC Masters finals

Rising star E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., earned the top seed for Sunday's stepladder finals at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Masters by going undefeated in six bracket matches.

Tackett, the Professional Bowlers Association's Rookie of the Year last season, defeated Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 793-620, in a matchup of the remaining unbeaten players in the winners bracket to earn the top seed at Brunswick Zone Carolier. Haugen will be the No. 2 seed for Sunday's ESPN finals, which will air live at 3 p.m. ET.

In his six matches, Tackett won by an average of almost 90 pins in cruising to an undefeated match-play record. He will be looking for his first PBA Tour title in his third career TV appearance.

"If I were to win, it would be the biggest thing that has happened in my entire life," the 21-year-old Tackett said. "This is what I've dreamed of my entire life, and it's a pretty surreal feeling."

En route to earning the top seed, Tackett defeated Dom Barrett of England, 697-652; Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, 682-633; Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., 653-517; John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., 707-610; Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., 604-569; before defeating Haugen.

Rounding out Sunday's ESPN stepladder field will be Smallwood; Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia. Smallwood won the four-player final elimination match with a 738 series to earn the No. 3 seed for the finals. Ciminelli was second with 652 and Belmonte was third with 614. Barrett shot 605 and was eliminated.

Barrett needed a spare in the final frame to secure the fifth seed, but left a 4-6-7-10 split and Belmonte threw a clutch double to go around him and take the last spot.

Should Belmonte win the Masters and successfully defend his title, he would become the first player to do so in nearly 50 years. Billy Welu won the event in 1964 and 1965, while Dick Hoover was the first to win consecutive titles in 1956 and 1957.

The last defending champion to get this close to repeating was Hall of Famer Mike Aulby, who after winning in 1995, lost in the championship match the following year.

The Masters, which features a total prize fund of $315,000 including a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the fourth consecutive season.


 

2014/02/21

 

Kent in position to make history at USBC Masters

Despite only bowling three games a week these days, Doug Kent of Newark, N.Y., is in prime position to make a little history at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

Kent, who won the 1991 and 2006 Masters, went undefeated in three matches Friday to start the double-elimination match-play bracket. He is just two more wins away from advancing to the TV finals, which will air live on ESPN on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Should he win this week, Kent would become just the second player to win three career Masters titles joining Mike Aulby, who won in 1989, 1995 and 1998.

Kent, who will be inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame in April, is one of eight undefeated players in the winners bracket after three rounds. Eight players with one loss remain alive in the elimination portion of the bracket heading into Saturday.

"I bowl three games a week now, and now I spend my time watching all these guys on TV," said Kent, who retired from the PBA Tour after the 2009-10 season. "After I retired, I never thought I'd contend for another title. I just got into a good rhythm and frame of mind to repeat shots. That's the name of the game."

Kent entered match play as the No. 7 seed after qualifying and defeated Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, 670-568, in his opening match. He then defeated Canada's Patrick Girard, 667-479, and ended his day with a 644-582 win over Stephen Pavlinko Jr. of Sewell, N.J.

Defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia is one of the other remaining undefeated players and is off to the best start by a reigning champion since Jason Queen finished seventh in 1998.

Belmonte rolled to an average margin of victory of nearly 127 pins in his first three matches, taking down Dakota Jordan of Anderson, S.C., Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., and Syichi Heki of Japan.

In Saturday's winners bracket matches, Belmonte will take on Tom Smallwood, John Janawicz battles E.J. Tackett, Dick Allen bowls Ryan Ciminelli and Kent takes on Michael Haugen Jr.

In the elimination bracket, John Szczerbinski will face Bryan Goebel, Dom Barrett takes on Patrick Girard, Rhino Page bowls Dan MacLelland and Jaime Gonzalez battles Brian Himmler.

The Masters, which features a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the fourth consecutive season.

日本からの参戦選手

  18位 日置秀一 $3,000獲得
      Heki Syuichi 588 - 602 Dom Barrett
      Heki Syuichi 588 - 737 Jason Belmonte
      Heki Syuichi 668 - 623 Ildemaro Ruiz
      Heki Syuichi 683 - 644 Brandon Novak   

  64位 加藤祐哉 $1,800獲得
      Yuya Katoh 574 - 638 Rhino Page
      Yuya Katoh 453 - 558 Jason Howard


 

2014/02/20

 

Belmonte earns top qualifier honors at Masters

It has been nearly 50 years since anyone has successfully defended a United States Bowling Congress Masters title, and Australia's Jason Belmonte has put the field on notice he's ready to end the drought.

The reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year earned top qualifier honors Thursday as qualifying wrapped up at Brunswick Zone Carolier. The Masters, which features a total prize fund of $315,000, will conclude with the live ESPN finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Belmonte finished with a 15-game total of 3,482 (232.13 average) to lead the top 64 players into the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins Friday.

"Even though I was guaranteed a spot in the bracket as defending champion, I really wanted to bowl well in qualifying and bowl my way into a higher seed," Belmonte said. "My timing, footwork and release are all working well together, and I feel like if I keep making really good shots, with the way my ball strikes, it's going to be really tough for someone to out strike me."

Belmonte had his biggest five-game block of the tournament in the third round, closing the block with a 300 game and shooting 1,181 total. He shot 1,149 in the first round and 1,152 in the second round.

If Belmonte were to win the USBC Masters this year, he would become just the third bowler in the 63-year history of the event to successfully defend his title. Billy Welu won the event in 1964 and 1965, while Dick Hoover was the first to win consecutive titles in 1956 and 1957.

Cameron Weier of Federal Way, Wash., nearly caught Belmonte on the final squad of qualifying but came up just five pins short. Needing a double in the final frame, Weier got the first one but left a ringing 10 pin on his second shot. He qualified second with 3,477.

Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., finished qualifying in third with 3,428, while Dom Barrett of England was fourth with 3,417. Lee Vanderhoef of Greenville, S.C., was fifth with 3,372.

Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., and Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, who qualified 13th and tied for 19th respectively, are looking to join Mike Aulby and Norm Duke by completing the PBA's Grand Slam. The Grand Slam is made up of the four majors on the PBA Tour - the USBC Masters, PBA Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open and the PBA National/World Championship.

Williams and Doug Kent of Newark, N.Y., who qualified seventh, have a chance to join Aulby as only the second player to win three Masters titles.

Bracket play will take place all day Friday and continue until Saturday afternoon when the final five surviving players will advance to Sunday's live championship round on ESPN.

The Masters, which features a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the fourth consecutive season.

日本からの参戦選手
17位 日置秀一  58位 加藤祐哉 (上位64名による Double Elimination Match Play に進出)
133位 小林哲也  150位 藤井信人  202位 大友 仁  211位 手島大地  224位 小原照之
258位 Robert Lee  270位 稲葉貴久  304位 神谷昇司  455位 福地信之

Double Elimination Match Play 対戦表


 

2014/02/19

 

Hall of Famer Williams moves into top spot at Masters

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., put together a big second round of qualifying to surge into the lead Wednesday at the 2014 USBC Masters.

The two-time Masters champion has a 10-game total of 2,348 (234.8 average) to lead the field of 468 of the best bowlers in the world at Brunswick Zone Carolier. The championship round of the Masters will air live on ESPN on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Williams, 54, the Professional Bowlers Association Tour record holder for all-time titles with 47, had a solid opening round Tuesday of 1,143 but improved upon that in Wednesday's second round, scoring 1,205. He had games of 279, 220, 233, 243 and 230.

"I have a lot more confidence now than when I got here this week," said Williams, who won the Masters in 2004 and 2010 is looking to become just the second three-time Masters winner along with Mike Aulby. "But there's a long ways to go in this format. I've got a good shot to make match play now, but nothing is a given."

Defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia and Cameron Weier of Federal Way, Wash., are tied for second with 2,301. Dom Barrett of England is fourth with 2,294, while two-time Masters winner Doug Kent of Newark, N.Y., rounds out the top five with 2,262.

Kyle King of Glendale, Ariz., fired the first 300 game of the 2014 Masters in the second round and sits in 46th place with 2,136.

All competitors will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days before the field is cut to the top 63 plus Belmonte for the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Friday.

The top five players at the conclusion of the bracket competition will compete in the live two-hour championship round on ESPN.

The Masters, which features a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the fourth consecutive season.

日本からの参戦選手
19位 日置秀一  25位 加藤祐哉  110位 小林哲也  201位 稲葉貴久  218位 小原照之  233位 大友 仁
247位 藤井信人  254位 手島大地  262位 Robert Lee  368位 神谷昇司  460位 福地信之


 

2014/02/18

 

Szczerbinski soars into first-round lead at Masters

Four-time Team USA member John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., cruised into the lead Tuesday after the opening round of the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

Szczerbinski, who is looking for his first Professional Bowlers Association Tour title, fired a five-game total of 1,244 (248.8 average) at Brunswick Zone Carolier and leads a sold-out field of 468 of the best bowlers in the world competing for a piece of the $315,000 prize fund. The finals of the event will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Despite having a shaky practice session on Monday, a consistent block helped Szczerbinski into the top spot. He had games of 247, 245, 259, 237 and 256.

"After the practice session yesterday, everything was up in the air," Szczerbinski said. "Let's just say I've had better sessions. So I went and drilled a ball last night and it happened to be the right ball. I had good ball motion and was able to repeat shots pretty well."

Local bowler Greg Ostrander of Freehold, N.J., sits in second place with 1,214, while Brandon Novak of Chillicothe, Ohio, is third with 1,199. Two-handed lefty Allen Rice II of Phenix City, Ala., shot the highest game of the day, 299, and sits in fourth with 1,170.

All competitors will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days before the field is cut to the top 63 plus defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia for the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Friday.

The top five players at the conclusion of the bracket competition will compete in the live two-hour championship round on ESPN.

The Masters, which features a first-place prize of $50,000, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the fourth consecutive season.

日本からの参戦選手
25位 加藤祐哉  27位 日置秀一  88位 小林哲也  113位 藤井信人  134位 神谷昇司  198位 稲葉貴久
245位 手島大地  264位 小原照之  340位 大友 仁  385位 Robert Lee  463位 福地信之


 

2014/02/16

 

 【PBA】 PBA League Series

Defending Champion New York City WTT KingPins Advance to PBA League Semifinal Round

The defending champion New York City WTT KingPins have advanced to the semifinal round of the 2014 Professional Bowlers Association League Elias Cup competition, defeating last season’s runner-up team, the Motown Muscle, 4-2, at Thunderbowl Lanes.

The second of four single-elimination matches in the 2014 PBA League series, pitting the top two teams from the inaugural PBA League season, aired Sunday on ESPN. The KingPins, led by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber and owned by women’s sports legend Billie Jean King, will meet newly-crowned PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte and his L.A. X team, owned by Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul, in a semifinal round match with the winner earning a berth in the Elias Cup finals on Feb. 23 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J.

“It was a total team effort,” said KingPins manager Carolyn Dorin-Ballard after a 227-172 victory in the Baker team finale that gave New York City three points and the win. “The guys communicated well, they read the lanes the right way and we never gave up. We got a couple of bad breaks in doubles and trios, but it all came together in the team event.”

“We’re here to win,” Weber said. “(Team bowling) is a little different for me. I love it because I grew up around team bowling. Dad (PBA Hall of Famer Dick Weber) being part of the Budweisers made it easy for me to do, so I love it. I love having four other guys to rely on.”

In the opening singles battle between team captains, Weber staked his team to a 1-0 lead with a 232-225 win over Motown’s Mike Fagan. Weber jumped ahead with a spare and four strikes, but failed to convert the 7-10 and 3-4-7-10 splits in the next two frames. Fagan took the lead, but Weber rediscovered the strike pocket, throwing another four-bagger for the win.

After a first-frame spare in the alternate-ball doubles match, Motown’s Chris Loschetter and Fagan put together a string of eight strikes to run away from John Szczerbinski and Weber, 268-214, to even the match at 1-1.

Motown, presented by Barbasol and owned by Detroit native and former Pittsburgh Steelers star Jerome Bettis, then won the Baker-format trios point with a 247-234 victory over the KingPins, presented by GEICO. Motown’s Mike Scroggins, Tom Daugherty and Brian Kretzer finished the game with five consecutive strikes to cancel out a five-strike New York City rally by Scott Norton, Jake Peters and Stuart Williams late in the game.

New York City kept its hopes for an Elias Cup repeat alive by winning the five-player Baker Team finale, worth three points. Motown struggled on the left lane, getting only one strike in the first five frames to fall behind by 14 pins. A 6-7 split by Scroggins in the seventh frame further hampered Motown, and consecutive strikes by New York’s Williams, Peters and Szczerbinski opened up a 47-pin lead as the KingPins ran away with the team win.

The victory also was a personal triumph for Dorin-Ballard over her husband, PBA Hall of Famer Del Ballard Jr., who is Motown’s team manager.

“There was a family bet,” she laughed, “but I don’t want to tell anyone what it was. We’re going to go out and eat and celebrate, but everyone knows we’re pretty competitive.”

Quarterfinal match three, pitting Norm Duke and the Dallas Strikers presented by the United States Bowling Congress against Chris Barnes and the Silver Lake Atom Splitters presented by Spiceworks, will air on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. ET. The final quarterfinal round match, between Bill O’Neill and his Philadelphia Hitmen presented by High 5 Gear vs. Osku Palermaa and the Pittsburgh Jackrabbits, presented by HotelPlanner.com, will air on Sunday, March 23, at 1 p.m. ET.

Next Sunday ESPN will air the finals of the United States Bowling Congress Masters live from Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J., at 2 p.m. ET. Qualifying and three-game double-elimination match play rounds of the Masters will be covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA’s official online bowling channel, Tuesday through Saturday, and live scoring all of action will be available on bowl.com, USBC’s official website.


2014/02/09

 

 【PBA】 PBA League Series

L.A. X Eliminates BROOKLYN STyLES in Opening Match of 2014 PBA League Series

L.A. X, with key strikes from Jason Belmonte and Parker Bohn III in the ninth and 10th frames of the Baker team match, defeated the BROOKLYN STyLES, 237-215, and advanced to the semifinal round of the Professional Bowlers Association League Elias Cup competition at Thunderbowl Lanes.

The first quarterfinal round single-elimination match in the 2014 PBA League series aired Sunday on ESPN.

With its win in the five-man Baker team event, Los Angeles-based L.A. X, owned by Los Angeles Clippers all-star guard Chris Paul and presented by GoBowling.com, earned three points for a 4-2 victory over the STyLES (owned by actor Jesse Williams and presented by Concrete Software’s PBA Bowling Challenge), and will meet the winner of the match between the defending Elias Cup champion New York City WTT KingPins, sponsored by GEICO, and Motown Muscle, sponsored by Barbasol, in the semifinal round. The KingPins vs. Muscle contest will air next Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN. The semifinal round winner will advance to the Elias Cup finals which will be contested on Feb. 23 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J.

L.A. X, which was eliminated from Elias Cup contention in 2013 by a modest two points, didn’t forget last season’s close call.

“We came into this tournament wanting to do better than last year and we’re on our way to doing that,” Belmonte said. “We’re a very close-knit team even though we’re quite diverse, but I felt like we really gelled.

“Last year was last year,” the newly-named 2012-13 PBA Player of the Year said. “When 2014 rolled around, that’s the only year that matters to us. What happened last year is irrelevant. We just wanted to make sure we performed well, and we’ll see what happens.”

L.A. X claimed the first point when team captain Belmonte defeated Brooklyn team captain Sean Rash, 255-223, in a singles contest. Belmonte took the lead after Rash left the 4-6-7 split in the second frame and failed to convert, and Rash was unable to recover.

The STyLES tied the match when PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Jason Sterner nipped Mika Koivuniemi and Parker Bohn III, 238-234, in alternate-ball doubles. The second frame again was key when Bohn, a left-hander, left the 7 pin and Koivuniemi, a right-hander, failed to convert the spare. Brooklyn put together a string of five strikes to take the lead, but Sterner left a 10 pin on in the 10th frame, giving L.A. X a chance to double for the win. Bohn struck on the first shot, but Koivuniemi left a 10 pin to hand Brooklyn the point.

In the Baker-format trios match, where three players bowled alternate frames, Rash, Tom Smallwood and Williams combined for seven strikes on their first nine shots in cruising to a 247-218 win over L.A. X’s Belmonte, E.J. Tackett and Andres Gomez for a 2-1 lead.

The Baker Team finale, worth three points, involved all five players bowling two frames each. Belmonte’s strike in the ninth frame gave Bohn a chance to strike to lock up the win and move his team into the semifinal round.

“Jason set me up with his strike in the ninth,” Bohn said. “At that point, we couldn’t be shut out. I knew it was a matter of making a quality shot and fortunately I was able to make a perfect shot.”

Bohn hasn’t done a great deal of team bowling during his career, but he said he called upon his experiences bowling in the old American Bowling Congress Team Challenge program when it came time.

“Our team has great karma,” Bohn said of his L.A. X team. “These guys put me in the same kind of situation I was in back in the old Team Challenge days when they asked me to bowl anchor. That’s what was going through my mind, even though it’s 20 years later and fortunately I was able to deliver.

“We were short (by two points) a year ago and we weren’t happy about that,” he added. “We made some changes to our team, and so far they’ve worked out. I don’t see why they won’t continue to work out moving forward.”

 

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2014/02/02

 

 【PBA】 PBA Super Clash

Belmonte Defeats Rash in First PBA Super Clash

The Professional Bowlers Association’s fiercest rivalry between the two most recent PBA Players of the Year took center stage on ESPN in a Super Bowl Sunday head-to-head battle. In the end, 2012-13 PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte claimed an overall victory over 2011-12 Player of the Year Sean Rash in the inaugural PBA Super Clash.

The PBA Super Clash at Thunderbowl Lanes consisted of three games with the winner of each game earning $2,000 and the player accumulating the highest three-game pinfall total winning a $10,000 grand prize.

The duel didn’t disappoint with Belmonte winning game one, 258-238. Rash turned the tables in the second game, 258-241, with Belmonte taking a three-pin lead into the final match.

While both players had potentially game-changing splits that resulted in open frames – Rash left the unusual 3-4-6-7 in the fourth and Belmonte an equally rare 6-7-9 in the sixth – Belmonte was able to maintain the edge with four-strike strings from the second through fifth frames and again from the seventh through 10th frames to win the final match, 244-222, and the overall match, 743-718.

While Belmonte enjoyed the spoils of a Clash win that came on the heels of winning the 2014 Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, his thoughts turned to the potential of the event and how much PBA fans would like to see that kind of rivalry play out in the future.

“I don’t want to lose the traditional way we compete on tour, but if the sport needs something like this to build momentum, I think it’s great,” said Belmonte. “In this case you had two people who don’t particularly like each other competing head-to-head and, as a participant, I thought it was pretty exciting. But ultimately it will be up to the fans and how they like it.”

Belmonte also believed the made-for-TV event might provide an opportunity to showcase matchups fans would like to see more often.

“You could have a Walter Ray (Williams Jr.) vs. Pete Weber match up or whoever,” Belmonte, a two-handed player, added. “There’s an opportunity with this kind of event to bring different types of bowlers together to see how they match up. I’ll bowl anyone and I know most of the guys out here feel the same way.

“This is another way to think about bowling if we need to incorporate some more entertainment,” Belmonte added. “Again, I want to keep tradition, but if this can help us, I’m all for it.”

Like Belmonte, Rash also likes the potential for the clash format.

“I think everybody saw a good show and I hope the fans enjoyed it,” Rash said. “This is something we talked about doing for a while, just waiting for the right opportunity. “It’s a great idea and you can put together some great clashes.”

During the telecast fans also were able to see point-of-view video images from Belmonte via his “Belmo-Vision” – provided by his Google Glass headset. Belmonte used the innovative wearable computer that provides 720 dpi video for the first time during Tournament of Champions qualifying.


 

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