Parker Bohn III Wins PBA50 Miller High Life Classic For First PBA50 Tour Title

PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., finished the championship match of the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 with six consecutive strikes to win his first PBA50 Tour title Wednesday at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

Overcoming a 4-6-7-8-10 split and open in the third frame, Bohn defeated fellow Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 232-229, in the championship match. With Weber finishing the match first, Bohn needed a double and eight pins in the 10th frame to win but threw three solid strikes to pull out the victory.

“It was a good example of never giving up,” said Bohn, who ranks sixth on the PBA Tour career titles list with 33 wins. “I trailed the whole game until the last ball. All you can ask for is an opportunity and I was able to take advantage of it.

“For the fans, that’s what they come to see,” the two-time PBA Player of the Year continued. “In a match that comes down to the last shot for the title, you can’t ask for much more than that.”

Early in the match, Bohn was wrestling with two issues, struggling with the shot on the left lane and getting a clean release from the ball he was using.

“I was going back and forth between the two balls I had but finally I just had to go with the one that would release off my hand the best,” he said.

Bohn’s win came after fifth and fourth-place finishes in the first two tournaments of the season. He is also the third consecutive Hall of Famer to win a PBA50 Tour tournament with Amleto Monacelli winning the season opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open and Norm Duke winning last week’s UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

In the semifinals, Bohn defeated three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins 247-224 to advance to the title match. Weber, who dominated qualifying, beat Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker, 189-161.

“With the competition out here the way it is, I didn’t imagine it would happen this early,” Bohn said. “Whenever you bowl another Hall of Famer you have to bring it all to the table and that’s what I had to do tonight.”

The PBA50 Tour takes a four-week break before returning for the tour’s two majors in Las Vegas.

The Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter will be conducted June 1-6 at the Suncoast Bowling Center to be followed by the USBC Senior Masters June 8-13 at the South Point Bowling Center.





さる4/12(土)・13(日)の二日間にわたり、POP BOWL県央(新潟)にて開催されました承認大会・第1回ときめき新潟プロアマオープンのプロの部で、清水俊彦が優勝致しました。











他のグループからは勝ち上がって来た山本 勲と小原照之のトップレフティ2人、そして若手実力派の日置秀一ら4名での決勝シュートアウトが開始。







































Norm Duke Tops Field of PBA Greats in Stepladder Finals to Win PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages

In a stellar stepladder final that included five Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famers, Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., emerged as the winner of the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical Tuesday capturing his first career PBA50 Tour title.
Bowling in his second PBA50 Tour tournament, after finishing second in last week’s season-opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open, Duke defeated four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., 256-228, in the title match at Spanish Springs Lanes.

“I tell you, there were more titles in that final than I can even think about so it makes winning that much more gratifying,” Duke said. “I’ve bowled against these guys on Tour so many times but it’s still the same – a battle for every game, a battle for every frame.”

In the opening match, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., also bowling in his second PBA50 Tour tournament, defeated two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year and 2013 Sun Bowl In The Villages winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., 287-268, to advance to the second match.

In a contest between the PBA50 Tour rookies, Duke defeated Bohn, 255-238, in the second match to advance to the semifinal. Duke then went on to beat 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 279-215, in the semifinal to set up the championship showdown against Baker.

Duke started the title match with the first seven strikes which ultimately proved too much for Baker to overcome.

“When the scores are high, the match is never over,” Duke said. “Tom is a great player so it inspires you to remain focused.”

In all, the five finalists represented 164 titles – 26 of them majors – won during their careers on the PBA Tour. Williams is the PBA Tour’s all-time titles leader with 47 wins, with Weber and Duke tied for third with 37 titles each. Bohn ranks sixth in career PBA Tour titles with 33 wins. Baker, a 10-time winner on the PBA50 Tour also has 10 PBA Tour titles.

Duke qualified third for the finals with the help of a 10-6 match play record earlier Tuesday which he described as one of the toughest tests he has experienced in his career.

“I think the past two days were the hardest two days I’ve experienced in a tournament in a long time,” Duke said. “It was physically demanding and as tough to win as any tournament I’ve ever bowled.”

The PBA50 Tour travels to Mooresville, N.C., for the Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C., April 27-30. The Miller High Life Classic will be covered in its entirety on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage for subscription and schedule information.













優勝決定戦では、昨年の東京国体で少年女子個人優勝を果たした宇山侑花 選手を下した川口富美恵と吉川の対戦に。























姫路 麗







久保田 武選手が優勝!

4/6(日)に藤枝グランドボウル(静岡)にて開催された承認大会・静岡オープンボウリングトーナメント2014にて、アマチュアの久保田 武選手が優勝されました。



 【JPBA】 花きゃべつ杯 【承認大会】

小林あゆみ 優勝!






 【PBA】 PBA50 Pasco County Open

Monacelli Defeats Duke to Win Pasco County Open For Third Career PBA50 Tour Title

PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, a 19-time winner on the PBA Tour, notched his third career PBA50 Tour title Tuesday by winning the season-opening Pasco County Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla.

In a battle between two Hall of Famers, Monacelli defeated 37-time PBA Tour winner Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., bowling in his first PBA50 Tour event, 259-190, in the championship match.

Monacelli, whose previous PBA50 wins came in the 2012 and 2013 PBA Senior U.S. Opens, is hoping that gaining increased knowledge of his bowling equipment and lane conditions will bring even better results on the PBA50 Tour this season.

“A lot of people may not know that I really only had a basic knowledge of my bowling equipment and lane conditions until recently,” said the 52-year-old Monacelli. “With the game changing so much now I had to pay more attention to what balls I should be using in different situations.

“Back in the 80s when I was bowling on tour, I was a ‘feel player’ and I could make the equipment I happened to be using work,” Monacelli added. “But now you just can’t totally rely on your skill — you have to combine the skill with good knowledge of the bowling ball and how it reacts with the lane conditions.”

In the championship match Duke got off to an early lead striking in the first three frames but leaving a 2-8-10 split in the fifth frame swung the momentum back to Monacelli for the rest of the game.

“I had to slow down my thoughts and not get too anxious at that point,” Monacelli said. “Bowling a great player like Norm is like when we were on tour together—the nerves are the same.”

In the semifinals Duke defeated Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colo., who was trying for his second PBA50 Tour title, 225-183, to advance to the championship match. Monacelli defeated Hall of Famer and two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., who was trying for his eighth career PBA50 Tour title, 236-225.

The PBA50 Tour makes its second stop of the season at Spanish Spring Lanes in The Villages, Fla., for the UnitedHealthCare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical April 19-22. Xtra Frame coverage of the PBA50 Tour returns April 28-30 for the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.




 【PBA】 PBA League Series

Silver Lake Atom Splitters Win 2014 PBA League Elias Cup

Down 2 points to 1 and trailing by 31 pins in the deciding final Baker game, the Silver Lake Atom Splitters presented by Spiceworks rallied to defeat L.A. X presented by GoBowling.com to win the 2014 Professional Bowlers Association League Elias Cup.

In the fifth frame of the Baker game, which was worth three points, Silver Lake’s Bryon Smith, Chris Barnes, Dom Barrett, Wes Malott and Tommy Jones combined to string the last seven strikes to overtake the L.A. X lineup of Mika Koivuniemi, EJ Tackett, Andres Gomez, Jason Belmonte and Parker Bohn III, winning the game, 225-203, and the match 4-2.

The finals, seen Sunday on ESPN from Brunswick Zone Carolier, opened with a battle between reigning PBA Player of the Year and nine-time Tour titlist Belmonte bowling for L.A. Clippers all-star guard Chris Paul’s L.A. X, and former Player of the Year and 17-time Tour winner Barnes, bowling for television and Internet personality Chris Hardwick’s Atom Splitters.

Belmonte, wearing his Google Glass headset that provides a point-of-view look at his release, dominated from the start firing the first nine strikes and finishing with a 279-259 victory over Barnes to give L.A. X the early 1-0 lead.

In the alternate-shot doubles game, Barnes teamed with Smith to defeat the L.A. X pairing of Bohn and Koivuniemi, 261-228, to even the match at 1-1. Down by 12 pins in the third frame after Smith left a 2-10 split that Barnes was unable to convert, the pair came back with eight consecutive strikes to win handily.

In the Baker trios contest, the momentum swung back to L.A. X with Belmonte, Gomez and 2012-13 PBA Rookie of the Year Tackett defeating Silver Lake’s Jones, Barrett and Malott, 216-190, to regain the match lead, 2-1, setting up the deciding Baker game.

“The important thing is to have a lineup where you know everyone has your back,” said Barnes, who earned the PBA League’s Mark Roth Most Valuable Player award. “Whether you strike or split you have to know that the guy behind you is giving it his all.

“You have to remember that the singles game is the only part of the tournament where you’re not bowling with a teammate(s). Personally, I felt these guys put me in a position to succeed. I couldn’t think of a better group of guys who had that ‘have-your-back’ mentality.”

Team manager and four-time Tour winner Mark Baker also stressed the importance of the Atom Splitters’ player chemistry and putting together the right lineups in the right situations throughout the whole PBA League season.

“We put this team together for the sole purpose of getting to this point,” said Baker. “With a team that has this much talent it makes it easy—you could make a decision and feel confident you could stick with it. I never second-guessed myself.”

For the second consecutive year, the journey to the Elias Cup, named after the late founder of the PBA Eddie Elias, began with eight teams competing in a single-elimination bracket to determine the winner. Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds were conducted in January at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., with the championship final conducted at Brunswick Zone Carolier.




















 【PBA】 PBA League Series

Silver Lake Atom Splitters Sweep Philly Hitmen, Advance to PBA League Elias Cup Finals Vs. L.A. X

Chris Barnes and his Silver Lake Atom Splitters teammates swept the Philadelphia Hitmen in the final Professional Bowlers Association League semifinal match to earn a berth in the 2014 Elias Cup finals against Jason Belmonte and his L.A. X team.

The final semifinal round match at Thunderbowl Lanes aired Sunday on ESPN. The all-Los Angeles area battle for the Elias Cup will air on ESPN on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. ET.

After finishing in sixth place among eight teams in the 2013 introductory PBA League season, the Atom Splitters, presented by Spiceworks and owned by Internet podcast innovator and television host Chris Hardwick, bolstered their 2014 lineup with the addition of former PBA Players of the Year Tommy Jones and Wes Malott, and won 11 of a possible 12 points in matches against the Dallas Strikers and the Hitmen, presented by High 5 Gear, to advance to the Elias Cup finals at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J.

“Our team keeps getting better as we go,” Barnes said. “We’ll switch venues for the Elias Cup, which will have an impact. Carolier hooks a lot less than Thunderbowl does. As far as L.A. X’s fearless leader (Australian two-handed star Belmonte) is concerned, that’s not much of a deal, but I don’t know about the rest of their team. They have a lot of good shot-makers, but so do we. I think we’re down to the two strongest teams.”

Belmonte agreed.

“The Atom Splitters are a stacked team,” the L.A. X team leader said. “I feel our performance speaks for itself. If there’s a team that’s going to give (Silver Lake) a run for their money, it’s us.”

L.A. X, presented by GoBowling.com, eliminated the BROOKLYN STyLES and the defending Elias Cup champion New York City WTT KingPins in earning its berth in the Elias Cup finale.

Barnes gave Silver Lake a 1-0 lead by winning the singles match against Philadelphia franchise player Bill O’Neill. Barnes survived a 3-4-6-7-10 split in the sixth frame after throwing five strikes to start the game. After he failed to convert the split, he threw another string of four strikes for a 248-236 win.

In alternate ball doubles, Philadelphia’s Josh Blanchard and Ryan Ciminelli threw back-to-back strikes in the ninth and 10th frames to overcome the Atom Splitters’ one-pin lead, but Barnes and partner Bryon Smith answered with three strikes in their 10th frame to pull out a 228-226 win for a 2-0 lead.

Silver Lake’s Tommy Jones, Dom Barrett and Wes Malott started the Baker trios contest with six strikes, building a 53-pin lead, and held on for a 233-216 win over Ciminelli, O’Neill and Dan MacLelland for a 3-0 lead.

The Atom Splitters completed the sweep with a convincing 247-224 victory in the Baker team finale. Smith, Barnes, Barrett, Malott and Jones struck on eight of their first nine shots and Silver Lake never gave the Hitmen a chance.

“We’re five players deep,” Barnes said. “We didn’t bowl very well in our first match (against Dallas), but we survived that. We figured that was as bad as it could get, so we threw everyone back out there and it worked out. We just don’t like to lose. Ever.”