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2014/06/30

 

Hamilton top qualifier at 2014 USBC Queens

Team USA's Brittni Hamilton of Wood Ridge, N.J., posted the highest set of the day at the National Bowling Stadium to maintain her lead and earn high qualifier honors at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Queens presented by Storm.

The 24-year-old right-hander entered the final five games of qualifying Monday with a 49-pin advantage over the 178-player field and posted games of 204, 260, 190, 268 and 236 for a 1,158 third-round effort. She finished qualifying with a 15-game total of 3,484, a 232.27 average.

Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia sits in second place with 3,390, and Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, is third with 3,348.

"I just kept my swing loose all week and got in a groove early on," said Hamilton, who earned $800 for being the high qualifier. "I was able to keep that going all three days, which was awesome. The confidence is really high right now, but the pins drop tomorrow, and it's a whole new game. I'm going to take it one game at a time and see what happens."

The field this week featured competitors from 10 countries, and after 15 games of qualifying over three days, the top 32 competitors now advance to the double-elimination match-play bracket. Match play begins Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Defending USBC Queens champion Diana Zavjalova of Latvia finished qualifying with a 3,201 total, placing her in a tie for 17th place. She was guaranteed at least the No. 32 seed as last year's winner but was able to improve her seeding after averaging more than 213 at the NBS this week.

The final spot in the match-play bracket was determined in a one-game roll-off after Kerry Smith of Lititz, Pa., and Shayna Ng of Singapore each finished qualifying with 3,137. Ng defeated Smith, 214-182, and will face Hamilton in the first round of match play.

Match play will conclude Wednesday, and the final five players will advance to the stepladder finals, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern. The winner will take home the coveted tiara and $20,000 of the more than $91,000 prize fund, which includes a $20,000 contribution by presenting sponsor Storm.

All of the qualifying rounds and match play competition at the 2014 Queens are being broadcast live on BowlTV. The Queens is open to any female USBC member.


 

2014/06/29

 

Hamilton leads after two rounds at 2014 USBC Queens

Team USA member Brittni Hamilton of Wood Ridge, N.J., leads the field at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Queens presented by Storm after two rounds of qualifying at the National Bowling Stadium.

The 24-year-old right-hander rolled games of 209, 212, 257, 246 and 222 on Sunday for a 1,146 second-round effort and a 10-game total of 2,326, a 232.6 average. Opening-round leader Ashly Galante of Palm Harbor, Fla., sits in second with 2,227, and two-time National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Most Valuable Player Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia is third with 2,244.

"I just felt really comfortable the past two days," said Hamilton, who won the 2014 USBC Team USA Trials. "I've been able to find a look pretty quickly both days. For tomorrow, I'm just going to try and keep a loose swing and get as many pins as I can."

Qualifying will continue with five more games Monday. After the 15 games, the top 31 competitors from the 178-player field will join defending champion Diana Zavjalova of Latvia for double-elimination match play, which will begin Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Zavjalova finished the second day in eighth place with a 2,208 total. Should she not qualify for match play, she automatically will earn the 32nd seed.

Match play will continue Wednesday, and the final five players will advance to the stepladder finals, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT. The winner will take home the coveted tiara and $20,000 of the more than $91,000 prize fund, which includes a $20,000 contribution by presenting sponsor Storm.

All of the qualifying rounds and match play competition at the 2014 Queens are being broadcast live on BowlTV. The Queens is open to any female USBC member.


 

2014/06/28

 

Former Team USA member takes early lead at Queens

Former Team USA member Ashly Galante of Palm Harbor, Fla., took the early lead Saturday at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Queens presented by Storm.

The 25-year-old right-hander paced the field with games of 213, 269, 267, 224 and 266 for a five-game total of 1,239, a 247.8 average, at the National Bowling Stadium. Tawni Vollmer of Chicago finished the day in second place with 1,193, and Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, is third with 1,186.

Qualifying will continue with five games Sunday and a final five-game block Monday. After 15 games, the top 31 competitors from the 178-player field will join defending champion Diana Zavjalova of Latvia for double-elimination match play, which will begin Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Zavjalova finished the first day in a tie for 29th place with 1,073. Should she not qualify for match play, she automatically will earn the 32nd seed.

Match play will continue Wednesday, and the final five players will advance to the stepladder finals, which will be televised live on ESPN2 on July 3 at 7 p.m. EDT. The winner will take home the coveted tiara and $20,000 of the more than $91,000 prize fund, which includes a $20,000 contribution by presenting sponsor Storm.

All of qualifying rounds and match play competition at the 2014 Queens will be broadcast live on BowlTV. The Queens is open to any female USBC member.


 

2014/06/25

 

宮崎 淳 優勝!

さる5月30日(金)・31日(土)に二日間にわたって900グループタイヨーパークレーン(兵庫)にて第8回900オープンプロアマフェスティバルが開催され、宮崎 淳が優勝致しました。

予選6G、準決勝3Gトータル9Gの各シフト上位10名ずつによる決勝シュートアウトが行われ、予選では佐藤雄司が、決勝シュートアウトでは宮崎がパーフェクトを達成。
並み居る若手プロや強豪アマを破り、宮崎が貫禄の優勝を果たしました。


 

2014/06/24

 

Belmonte Conquers Challenging Conditions, Topples Tackett Again to Win PBA Oklahoma Open

Australia’s Jason Belmonte won four straight matches on a demanding Bear lane condition, including a 193-145 decision over top qualifier E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., in the title match to win his 10th career title in the Professional Bowlers Association Oklahoma Open at the Grand Casino Resort Event Center.

In a competition that mirrored the United States Bowling Congress Masters held earlier in the year, the reigning PBA Player of the Year came into the Oklahoma Open finals as the No. 5 qualifier and won four consecutive matches for the victory. Belmonte also went from fifth to first in the Masters when he also defeated Tackett for that title.

The finals of the fourth of five Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing events, contested on the flat 40-foot Bear lane condition. The finals aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network. Tackett, as the leading qualifier, earned the right to select the lane condition for the finals and he opted for the demanding U.S. Open-style oiling pattern.

The difficulty of the scoring conditions resulted in the first PBA Tour finals in history without a 200 game.

Belmonte, who won $18,000 and a berth in the end-of-series Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing special event, reached the 10 career titles milestone in only 80 PBA Tour events, the second-fastest in PBA history behind legendary hall of famer Dick Weber. Weber won 10 of the first 23 PBA events held between 1959 and 1962.

The Australian two-handed star’s climb to the Oklahoma Open title – his third of the 2014 season – was even more impressive considering he was in seventh place going into the final game of match play at FireLake Bowling Center earlier in the week, and threw a 256 game to move up two places and qualify for the CBS Sports Network finals.

“The one thing I really pride myself on is I don’t care how bad I’m bowling or how low I’m scoring, every time I throw a ball it’s with everything I’ve got,” Belmonte said. “That’s what you have to do on the PBA Tour. I knew I still had a mathematical chance and I never gave up.”

Belmonte began his march to the title with a 187-171 decision over Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., throwing three strikes in the 10th frame after failing to convert the 3-4-6-7-10 split in the ninth frame to clinch the win. Jones threw strikes on four of his five shots on the left lane, but his failure to strike on the right lane cost him a chance to win.

After struggling on the right lane throughout the second match, Belmonte threw two clutch strikes in the 10th frame to rally from a 25-pin deficit and eliminate Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 199-191. O’Neill also could have won with a double in the 10th frame, but left a 2 pin after striking on his first shot.

In the semifinal match, Belmonte’s error-free game was enough to get past Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, 194-175. Belmonte and Loschetter each threw only three strikes the entire game, but Loschetter’s one open frame gave the Australian the margin he needed.

In the championship match, Tackett started with two strikes but then the challenging lane condition got the best of him. Belmonte broke open a 74-74 tie in the fifth frame with a string of three strikes and Tackett never challenged.

“Today was a matter of trying to not leave any splits and make the spares you did leave. I did horribly on my spares in the title match,” Belmonte said, “but the lanes were brutal and E.J. couldn’t get on a run, so it ended up being not so bad for me.

“Generally when a lane condition breaks down, it goes from fresh oil to a transition and then you’ll have something stable for about a game. Then there will be another transition where you have a bit of room. But today it felt like the condition changed every two or three frames, and you didn’t know if the ball was going to hook or not,” he continued. “It was really tough making adjustments. I kept hoping the lanes would calm down, but they never did.

“Pretty much everyone except Tommy (Jones) and I got off to fast starts, but after a couple of shots in each match, the balls started doing silly things. Splits were common, spares were tough, so after E.J. started with two strikes, I told myself to just hang in there.

“Today was a grind fest and I lasted longer than the other guys.”

Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing concludes on Tuesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sport Network with the finals of the King of the Swing, a special event featuring the Summer Swing’s four champions plus Jones, who earned the “wild card” berth based upon points earned in the Summer Swing without the benefit of a title. Points also determined the qualifying order for the King of the Swing. No. 1 will be Badger Open winner O’Neill followed by Oklahoma Open winner Belmonte; Wolf Open winner Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill.; Bear Open winner Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Jones, the highest in points without a Summer Swing title.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

A pre-game show for each PBA Summer Swing event will be posted on PBA’s subscription-based online bowling channel, Xtra Frame and on PBA’s YouTube page on Monday prior to the telecast. Post-game shows will air on Xtra Frame and YouTube following each telecast. The complete telecast of each event will be archived on Xtra Frame seven days after the original air date.


 

2014/06/23

 

Colorado’s Mike Dias Wins PBA50 Grants Pass Open For Second Career Title

More than three years after winning his first PBA50 Tour title, Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colo., captured the second title of his career Monday by winning the PBA50 Grants Pass Open presented by Track.

Dias defeated PBA Hall of Famer Dale Eagle of Newport Beach, Calif., 229-224, in the championship at Caveman Bowl to win his first title since winning the Senior Don Carter Open in April of 2011.

Dias jumped to the early lead in the title match starting with the first four strikes and Eagle answered with five in a row from the fourth to eighth frames, but a pocket 7-10 split in the ninth and a missed 10-pin back in the third frame ultimately cost Eagle the match.

“The title match was probably representative of the whole tournament,” said the 57-year-old Dias. “It was a combination of getting some breaks, making the right ball changes and staying out of trouble. With a longer oil pattern this week it was really a challenge.”

Dias’ previous best finish this season was fourth in the season-opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open.

“Coming into this season I felt I was getting closer and closer to getting another win,” Dias said. “I really put in a lot of work over the off-season and I feel like it’s paying off.”

Eagle was trying for his 13th career PBA50 Tour title which would have put him in second all alone on the PBA50 Tour career titles list. Currently he is tied for second with Gary Dickinson with 12 titles, two behind leader John Handegard with 14 wins.

In the semifinal matches Dias defeated Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich. 258-247 to advance to the championship match while Eagle defeated two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., 237-228, who was trying for his second win of the season.

Dias’ win breaks a streak of six consecutive PBA50 Tour tournaments this season which have been won by PBA Hall of Famers.

The PBA50 Tour season takes a break until July 18-23 when the season resumes with the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm and the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.


 

2014/06/22

 

宮城鈴菜、プロ転向後初優勝!

2013ポートクィーンちば・越川愛理さんから祝福の花束を受け取る

例年、夏の始まりを告げるJFEカップ千葉女子オープン。今年は混戦に次ぐ混戦で大波乱の展開となりました。

予選では8G時点でのカットライン1,659ピンに前後すること10ピン以内の選手が15名と団子状態。9G時点までカットラインを守りながらも予選最終ゲームで落ちてしまった選手も続出し、続く準決勝でも上位8名中半数が入れ替わりました。

予選から上位を守った宮城鈴菜、霜出佳奈選手、姫路 麗、松永裕美ら4名と、圏外から飛び込んできた稲橋和枝、小林よしみ、谷川章子、中谷優子らによる決勝ラウンドロビンは今大会を象徴するようなさらなる乱戦に突入。

前半振るわず停滞状態だった霜出選手が中盤からビッグゲームを連発してトップシードに返り咲き、黒星続きの宮城が2位に追い落とされます。さらにステップラダー進出圏内から滑り落ちた姫路がポジションマッチで意地の白星を挙げて戻って来る一方、一時は2位に付けていた中谷が滑り落ち、なんとか踏み止まっての決勝進出となりました。

そして始まった4位決定戦、準決勝・ラウンドロビンとぎりぎりのラインで戦ってきた中谷はここまで来るのに使い果たしてしまったか、5フレーム目までストライクが決まりません。対する姫路は滑り出しから4連続ストライクを決め、中谷を寄せ付けないまま勝利します。

思い起こせば6年前、宮城がアマチュア選手ながらレギュラーツアー優勝を果たした時の対戦相手がやはり姫路。6年ぶりとなる決勝ステージでの両者の直接対決は、4位決定戦の姫路の焼き直しのように宮城が4連続ストライクからスタート。姫路は一転してストライクが繋がらず、立て直しに時間がかかります。その間、宮城も2度のスプリットからオープンフレームを出して徐々に差を詰められますが、9フレーム目からターキーに成功。再び姫路を突き放し、霜出選手との優勝決定戦に臨みます。

アマチュア選手ながら地元千葉の大声援を受ける霜出選手は、10番ピンを残す9本カウントからの滑り出し。さらに霜出選手らしくなく、これをカバーミスしてしまったことから「緊張してしまい自分のボウリングが出来なかった」との言葉通り、さらに3フレーム目をオープンにしてしまい、中盤までストライクが繋がりません。

一方宮城は4フレーム目に10番ピンを残して「なんだか感じが良くない」とボールをチェンジ。これが当たって5フレーム目から4連続ストライクに成功。一気に霜出選手を引き離します。

霜出選手も後半立て直し、さらにパンチアウトで宮城を追いますが時すでに遅し。宮城もまたパンチアウトで優勝を決めました。 

まさに当時の自分と対決するような形となった宮城でしたが、プロ入りから5年、今回は「アマチュア選手に負けるわけにはいかない」とプロとしての自覚と成長を見せ、念願のプロ転向後初優勝を果たしました!  

 

昨年よりさらに順位を上げて2位入賞、2年連続のベストアマ獲得!

霜出佳奈 選手

 

 

霜出佳奈 選手

霜出佳奈選手がポジションマッチ279で中谷優子(227)に勝ち堂々のトップシード!2位に253で谷川章子(234)を破った宮城鈴菜、3位に257で勝った姫路 麗、そして4位で霜出選手に敗れるも227で粘った中谷優子が進出を果たす。

 

 

宮城鈴菜

宮城鈴菜がプロとして初タイトルを目指しラウンドロビンへ!また霜出佳奈選手が3位で進出、2年連続ベストアマを獲得!


 

2014/06/21

 

小山康代がプロの部優勝!

男子のプロボウリングマスターズ終了から2日後、続いて50歳以上のレディースボウラーが磨かれた技を競うJLBCオープン第7回HANDACUPプラチナレディースが東京・品川プリンスホテルボウリングセンターで開催されました。

予選6G・決勝2Gの8Gトータルピンで争われ、スクラッチスコアトップの吉田由美子選手が総合優勝。土谷眞美子選手がアマチュアの部とプラチナの部のダブル優勝し、プロの部では小山康代が優勝致しました。

”生涯スポーツ”を体現してくださる美しいプラチナエイジの皆様には、是非いつまでもお元気でボウリングを楽しんで頂きたいと願います。

 

 

宮城鈴菜

宮城鈴菜がラストゲーム290で一気にトップへ!2位に昨年大会ベストアマの霜出佳奈選手。3位に昨年3冠女王の松永裕美が続く。

 

 

霜出佳奈 選手

昨年ベストアマの霜出佳奈選手が前半5G終了しトップ!


 

2014/06/20

 

 

鈴木亜季

 

 

久保田法美

 

 

市原由紀

 

 

久保田法美


 

2014/06/18

 

Tom Baker Wins PBA50 Northern California Classic For 11th Career PBA50 Tour Title

Tom Baker of King, N.C., survived a championship match battle of PBA Hall of Famers to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV Wednesday for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title.

Baker, a four-time PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA50 Tour rookie Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 290-245, in the title match at Harvest Park Bowl which was also his first win of the season. In the first six tournaments of the 2014 season each has been won by a PBA Hall of Famer.

“The whole day I had to rely on my equipment,” said the 59-year-old Baker who also owns 10 PBA Tour wins. “I must have used five or six balls today and the ball I used in the championship match I didn’t even use all day.

“I was pretty fortunate to be able to bowl for the title,” he continued. “In the round of 16 I was down 2-0 and had to battle back to win the next three games to pull it out. I was having a lot of trouble leaving 10 pins on really good shots so it got pretty frustrating.”

Ironically Baker avenged a championship match loss to Bohn in the Brentwood Classic PBA Tour tournament in 1998 where Bohn beat Baker 239-222 for the title.

“We were talking about that and the one thing I remember about that match is I left a big split that cost me a chance to win the tournament,” Baker said. “Naturally I was hoping history wasn’t going to repeat itself.”

With his win, Baker moves into a tie for fourth on the PBA50 Tour career titles list with Gene Stus. John Handegard leads with 14 career titles with Gary Dickinson and Dale Eagle tied for second with 12 titles each.

In the semifinal round, Baker advanced to the championship match by defeating Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, 228-195, and Bohn defeated five-time PBA Tour winner Eric Forkel of Las Vegas, 242-198.

Bohn and Monacelli were trying for their second titles of the season while Forkel was trying for his first career PBA50 Tour title.

Two-time defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s quest for a third consecutive Northern California Classic win was thwarted with a 2-0 defeat in the round-of-8 best-of-three match against Forkel earlier in the day.

The next stop for the PBA50 Tour will be Caveman Bowl in Grants Pass, Ore., June 20-23 for the seventh stop of the 2014 season.


 

2014/06/17

 

Bill O’Neill Doubles in 10th, Derails Brian Valenta’s Title Hopes in PBA Badger Open

Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., derailed Brian Valenta’s hopes for a first title, throwing two strikes in the 10th frame to edge Valenta, 243-235, in the Professional Bowlers Association Tour Badger Open championship match at the Grand Casino Resort Event Center.

The finals of the third of five Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing events, contested on a 52-foot Badger lane condition – the longest oiling pattern in PBA’s library of lane conditions – aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network.

Along with his fifth career PBA Tour title – and first since the 2012 Cheetah Championship – O’Neill earned $10,000 and a berth in Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing, a special event that will conclude the Summer Swing.

While Valenta, a two-handed, high-revolution player, played a severe inside line, lofting the ball 10 feet or more down the lane, O’Neill moved to the right side of the lane and played a much straighter shot to the pocket.

“I knew I couldn’t play (as far inside as Valenta was playing),” O’Neill said. “Mika (Koivuniemi) couldn’t do it, Marshall (Kent) couldn’t do it and Pete (Weber) couldn’t do it. If Pete can’t play inside, I have no business being there, so I told myself two hours ago, in practice, I’m going to stay right here and make it work.

“It was one of those days when everything worked out, and when I got up in the 10th, I really wasn’t nervous. I knew what I had to do. Whatever (Valenta) did, it didn’t matter. I knew I was going to get up there and double, and that’s what I did.

“It felt great to do so. It’s been a while since I’ve been in that position. I couldn’t be happier.”

Valenta was obviously disappointed about falling short of his first title, but the 29-year-old seventh-year pro was pleased about winning three matches in his first PBA Tour television appearance.

“My ‘A’ game is lofting, and I did pretty well today,” Valenta said. “I only made two bad shots. I knew if other guys played to the right of me, they had to go straight. If they moved left to where I was, then it was playing my game against yours and we’ll see who wins. I wanted them to come my way because I figured my rev rate would be the equalizer.

“I had a great time,” he added. “I got a little intense, but I didn’t go crazy.”

In his first match, Valenta threw strikes on his first five shots and filled the final five frames in cruising to a 237-172 win over Koivuniemi, a 13-time PBA Tour winner from Hartland, Mich.

With the oil burning out in the front part of the lane, Valenta began lofting the ball past the arrows and continued striking in an easy 236-165 win over Kent, a PBA rookie from Yakima, Wash., who didn’t strike until the eighth frame.

Valenta moved even farther left and lofted the ball farther down the lane, putting together one string of three strikes in a cat-and-mouse battle with Weber, a PBA Hall of Famer and 37-time titlist, in the semifinal match. Weber trailed by four pins after eight frames, but missed a 7 pin spare attempt in the ninth to let Valenta escape with a 204-190 decision.

The title match was a frame-to-frame battle all the way to the 10th where Valenta doubled to force O’Neill to duplicate his feat for the win.

Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing continues next Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sport Network with the finals of the PBA Oklahoma Open. Finalists will be top qualifier E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., the 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year; Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio; Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa.; Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., and reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia. As top qualifier, Tackett earned the right to select the lane conditioning pattern, and he decided to the bowl the finals on the demanding 40-foot flat Bear pattern.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

A pre-game show for each PBA Summer Swing event will be posted on PBA’s subscription-based online bowling channel, Xtra Frame and on PBA’s YouTube page on Monday prior to the telecast. Post-game shows will air on Xtra Frame and YouTube following each telecast. The complete telecast of each event will be archived on Xtra Frame seven days after the original air date.


 

2014/06/16

 

宮崎映丞 優勝!

親子で活躍

さる6月1日(日)、イーグルボウル(大阪)にて開催されました第3回 S・フルール杯にて、宮崎映丞が優勝致しました。

予選6G、準決勝3G、決勝3Gの12Gトータルピンで争われた今大会は、パーフェクトも宮崎 淳と中野輝志選手によって2つ達成されるハイレベルの展開に。

その宮崎 淳の息子である宮崎映丞が240.25AVGを打って後に続くアマチュアを抑えて優勝となりました。


 

2014/06/14

 

川添奨太、初の大会2勝を挙げる!

2度目のデカッピンを抱いて男泣き

国内最高レベルの賞金額を誇るビッグタイトル、ROUND1CUPが本日4日間の熱戦に幕を下ろしました。

誰にとっても喉から手が出るほど欲しいタイトルには違いありませんが、三冠王を目指す者にとっては賞金ランキングを大きく左右するだけに重要な意味を持つこの大会に、3年連続三冠王の偉業から一転、昨年は無冠に終わった川添奨太は優勝を心に誓って臨みました。

しかし予選では岩切稔純がトップを独走。準決勝で岩切が脱落するという波乱の一幕がありましたが、川添もまた順位を落とし、トップシードからは遠のきます。

さらに決勝ラウンドロビンになると、大会史上初のアマチュア選手によるラウンドロビン進出を果たした渡辺 亮選手が後退。準決勝1位・2位の山本 勲と大友 仁がなんとか決勝ステップラダー進出圏内に踏み止まる一方で、10位進出の伏兵・平山陽一が中盤から首位に立ち、10勝2敗の成績で1位進出。川添は平山と同じく10勝2敗で後を追って2位進出を決めました。

最後の一席を賭けて坪井 実に競り勝った渡邉航明と山本による5位決定戦は山本が269ピンのビッグゲームで渡邉に圧勝。しかし山本も4位決定戦ではタップに悩まされ、6ピン差で大友に敗北します。

大友VS川添の3位決定戦は7番タップを克服できない大友が、先行する川添をパンチアウトで追うも届かず、川添と平山の頂上決戦となりました。

2年前のMKチャリティカップ・3位決定戦で対戦し、阻むことが出来なかった川添にとって、平山は倒さなければならない相手の一人。

今大会はここまでその背中を追い抜くことができず、勝ちたいと思いながらも勝てると思わなかったと語った川添でしたが、滑り出しから6連続ストライクが決まり、平山に圧倒的リードを取ります。

しかし7フレーム目、10番ピンをカバーミスして不安が芽生えた川添にストライクが繋がらなくなると、平山がターキーを決めてじわじわと差を縮め、勝敗は10フレーム目に持ち込まれます。

これまで右レーンスタートで先に投げ終わることを好んできましたが、今大会は自分の中のジンクスを壊す為にあえて後投げの左レーンスタートを選び、「勝敗を自分で決めなければならない」立場に立った川添。三冠王、500万円という高額賞金、相手は淡々と自分のボウリングを貫いてきた平山――すべてがプレッシャーになってのしかかり、「また10番ピンが残ってしまったら」と今までにない恐怖を感じたと後に語った川添の10フレーム1投目は2・4・5・7番を残す6本カウント。これをカバー出来なければ優勝はない局面に追い込まれた川添は、最後に自分を信じて「いつもなら取れるライン」を投げ、これを見事カバー。最終的にわずか4ピン差で平山をかわし、先月のグリコセブンティーンアイス杯に続く連勝、そしてROUND1CUP史上初の大会2勝目を掴みました。

これまでの”強かった自分”に戻るのではなく、新しい強さを手に入れてさらなる成長を遂げた川添、三冠王奪回に向けて、そして新たなる伝説に向けてまた一歩前進しました! 

 

アマチュア選手によるラウンドロビン進出、2度目のベストアマ獲得と大会史上初を連発! 渡辺 亮選手

 

ナインテントーナメントを越後裕哉が制す!

128名の頂点に立つ!

9・10フレームの最小3投、最大でも5投で勝敗が決まる短期決戦だけに、観客も選手と一体になって一投ごとに一喜一憂する、決勝ステップラダーと変わらない盛り上がりを見せるROUND1CUP恒例ナインテントーナメントのTV決勝が行われ、越後裕哉が優勝致しました。

玉井慎一郎を下して勝ち上がった石原章夫は2012年の優勝者。ナインテントーナメント史上初のV2をかけて立ちはだかりましたが、4投連続ストライクを決めた越後に敗北。大先輩を乗り越えて、越後が賞金40万円を手に入れました。

 

 

平山 陽一

平山陽一が2012年の「第7回 MKチャリティカップ」初優勝以来の優勝を目指しトップシードでTV決勝へ!


 

2014/06/13

 

Williams hoists Senior Masters trophy in dramatic fashion

Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., used a fortunate strike in the final frame Friday to secure his first career United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters title.

The USBC Hall of Famer carried a light shot that collapsed the 2-4-5 for a strike to defeat Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., 240-219, to claim the title at South Point Bowling Center.

WRW win 2014 250Heading into the final frame, Williams needed a strike to lock up the title or nine, spare, strike to secure at least a tie. Had he left anything less than nine on his first shot in the last frame, he would have lost.

"I thought I was going to leave the 2-4-5, and they just kept tumbling over," said Williams, who has 47 PBA Tour and eight PBA50 Tour titles in his career. "To get a strike and win with a hit like that is just crazy. I don't think I've ever done that in a title match."

Jurek stepped up in the 10th frame first and got just enough to put the pressure on Williams, who finished the match last. But it wasn't enough, as Jurek fell short of the title and added a runner-up Senior Masters finish to his two runner-up finishes at the USBC Masters.

In the semifinal, Williams took down fifth seed Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., 237-214. Edwards defeated defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 237-209, and opened the stepladder with a 254-184 win over Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela.

Williams earned $18,000 for the victory, while the total prize pool for the event was $144,400.

 

 

山本 勲

「ROUND1 CUP」大会初のアマチュアラウンドロビン進出を果たした渡辺亮選手が3位、そしてホストプロとしてラウンドワン所属の小林哲也がギリギリ12位で進出を果たす。

 

 

岩切稔純


 

2014/06/12

 

Twelve bowlers still in contention at Senior Masters

A dozen players are still in the hunt to win the title as the first day of match play came to a close Thursday at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

There are four undefeated players remaining in the winners bracket, while eight players are still alive in the elimination bracket. Competition resumes at 8 a.m. Pacific on Friday at the South Point Bowling Center.

The Senior Masters concludes Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Pacific with the stepladder finals, which will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela and Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., made it through four matches without a loss on the opening day of match play.

Williams, who entered the double-elimination match-play bracket as the top seed, defeated Rob Cline of Spokane, Wash., 681-581, in his final match of the day.

"If I win one more match, I'm on the show for sure," Williams said. "Obviously, I want to be the top seed but the odds are pretty good that I'll make the stepladder at this point. I'm definitely bowling well, but so are a lot of other guys."

In Friday's winners bracket matches, Williams will battle Edwards, while Monacelli takes on Jurek. The winners of those matches will bowl for the top seed in the finals.

There are still eight players in contention in the elimination bracket, including USBC Hall of Famers Wayne Webb, defending champion Pete Weber and Brian Voss. Also still alive are Toby Contreras, Jim Starks, Rob Cline, Ricky Woods and Robert Brown.

The players are battling for a piece of the $144,400 prize fund, which includes a first-place prize of $18,000.

 

 

岩切稔純


 

2014/06/11

 

Williams earns top qualifier honors at Senior Masters

After three rounds of qualifying at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., earned top qualifier honors heading into match play.

The USBC Hall of Famer finished with a 15-game total of 3,553 (236.8 average) to lead a field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older at South Point Bowling Center.

The top 64 players after qualifying advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which begins at 8 a.m. Pacific Thursday live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. The event concludes with the stepladder finals live on BowlTV on Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific.

Williams put together a huge third round to vault past Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., who had lead after the first two rounds. Williams fired 1,245 for five games Wednesday after shooting 1,149 in the opening round and 1,159 in the second round.

"I've been sick for a couple days now, and normally when I have a cold it doesn't affect my bowling very much, so hopefully I don't feel worse tomorrow," Williams said. "Once I get going, I loosen up and it's not so bad. Hopefully, I can continue bowling well."

Voss, who competed on the final squad of the day, had a chance to stay ahead of Williams in the final frame. Needing a double to lock up top qualifier honors, Voss left a split that dropped him down to third with 3,534.

Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., qualified second with 3,540. Super Senior Jim Starks of San Bernardino, Calif., took the fourth position with 3,445.

Defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who was guaranteed a spot in match play regardless of where he finished, ended up taking the No. 5 seed for match play. He finished qualifying with 3,432.

The final spot in match play went to Steve Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo., who qualified in 64th position with 3,160.

The players are battling for a piece of the $144,400 prize fund, which includes a first-place prize of $18,000.

矢島純一 85位(予選敗退)


 

2014/06/10

 

Voss continues to lead at Senior Masters after two rounds

Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., maintained his lead after two rounds of qualifying at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters but defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., is lurking close behind.

Voss, a USBC Hall of Famer, popped a 298 game in Tuesday's second round and now leads with a 10-game total of 2,382 (238.2 average) at South Point Bowling Center. He is on top of a field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older.

"I'm just bowling really well right now," Voss said. "I'm able to play straight when I have to, and I'm able to hook it when I have to. I'm pretty confident with a lot of aspects of my game right now."

Voss fired 1,207 in Monday's opening round and followed it up with 1,175 in the second round. He had games of 232, 208, 206, 298 and 231 on Tuesday. He started with 11 consecutive strikes in Game 4 before leaving the 6-10 on his final shot.

Just 25 pins off the lead is the defending champion Weber, who put together a huge second round. After opening the tournament with 1,144, Weber fired 1,213 in Round 2 to make a move up the leaderboard.

Jeff Prein of Stoughton, Wis., occupies the third position with 2,325, while Barry Zimmerman of Grand Forks, N.D., is fourth with 2,323. Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., moved up to fifth place with 2,308.

All participants will bowl 15 games of qualifying before the cut is made to the double-elimination match-play bracket. The top 63 players plus defending champion Weber will take part in bracket play beginning Thursday morning.

The players are battling for a piece of the $144,400 prize fund. First place in the event pays $18,000.

矢島純一 42位

 

11 Years Later, Indiana’s Ronnie Russell Wins First PBA Tour Title on U.S. Soil in PBA Bear Open

After 11 years and 159 tournaments, Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind., won his first Professional Bowlers Association Tour title on U.S. soil at the Grand Casino Resort Event Center, defeating top qualifier Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 234-164, to win the PBA Bear Open.

The finals of the second of five Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing events, contested on a demanding flat, 40-foot Bear lane condition, aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network.

Russell, who said he discovered what it takes to win when he won the 2013 Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, earned $10,000 for winning the Bear Open.

He also claimed a spot in the Oklahoma’s Grand Resort Casino King of the Swing special event that will conclude the Summer Swing. Wolf Open winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., previously qualified for the King of the Swing.

Russell, a 34-year-old right-hander, said a high level of focus and excellent spare shooting led to his title, but in the title match, it was a string of four strikes and another double that made it look easy as Jones struggled the entire match.

“The biggest key is, I’ve bowled on TV quite a bit now and I’ve been through the worst imaginable things you can do to lose titles – I mean absolutely the worst – so now I just tell myself to focus on the shot and no matter what you do, you can’t do as bad as you did before,” Russell said. “I’ve been to the bottom, so I figured there has to be a top somewhere.

“Ever since I threw a strike to win in Germany, I’ve known I can do it again. My composure and everything has changed, and I actually have confidence now. It’s awesome.”

Russell advanced to his first title-match appearance in the U.S. since the 2009 Chameleon Open, where he lost to Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. He avenged that loss in the semifinal match when he took a 21-pin lead over O’Neill, the No. 2 qualifier, with a string of four strikes early in the game and held on for a 215-212 victory when O’Neill failed to double in the 10th frame.

In the first match, Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., missed a 3 pin in the fifth frame to give Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., the lead, but Allen followed the missed spare with a string of five strikes to pull away to a 234-213 victory.

In match two, Allen and Russell were never more than eight pins apart and Allen’s spectacular conversion of the 2-8-10 split in the ninth frame gave him a chance to win after Russell failed to double in the 10th frame. Needing a double to advance, Allen got the first strike but left a 10 pin on his second, handing Russell a 195-192 decision.

The finals capped a calm, steady qualifying performance by Russell in the preliminary rounds at nearby FireLake Bowling Center.

“I didn’t shoot under 200 the entire (first 12 games at FireLake),” he said. “My spare shooting was awesome. The only reason I didn’t lead the tournament was that every time I had a chance to shoot 240, I’d open in the 10th frame. I just stayed in that pace between 200 and 220 and ground it out.”

Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing continues next Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sport Network with the finals of the PBA Badger Open. Finalists will be top qualifier Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa.; 37-time PBA Tour winner Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.; highly-touted PBA rookie Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash.; two-handed player Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., in his PBA TV debut, and 13-time titlist Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

A pre-game show for each PBA Summer Swing event will be posted on PBA’s subscription-based online bowling channel, Xtra Frame and on PBA’s YouTube page on Monday prior to the telecast. Post-game shows will air on Xtra Frame and YouTube following each telecast. The complete telecast of each event will be archived on Xtra Frame seven days after the original air date.


 

2014/06/09

 

Voss on top at Senior Masters after Round 1

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., put up the top score in the opening round of qualifying Monday at the 2014 USBC Senior Masters.

Voss had a five-game total of 1,207 (241.4 average) to lead the field of 310 of the top senior bowlers age 50 and older in the world at South Point Bowling Center.

"I've got my two sons, who are 21 and 23, with me for their first trip to Las Vegas, so that adds some incentive to bowl well," Voss said. "It's always nice to bowl well when you have family in town watching."

Voss fired games of 224, 246, 257, 266 and 214 en route to the overall lead after the opening round. All players return Tuesday for the second round, which begins live on BOWL.com's BowlTV at 8 a.m. Pacific.

Powered by the tournament's only 300 game, Mike Saville of Spokane, Wash., sits in second place with 1,183. Bo Goergen of Sanford, Mich., is third with 1,182, Jim Starks of San Bernardino, Calif., is fourth with 1,180 and Barry Zimmerman of Grand Forks, N.D., is fifth with 1,179.

All participants will bowl 15 games of qualifying before the cut is made to the double-elimination match-play bracket. The top 63 players plus defending champion Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., will take part in bracket play beginning Thursday morning.

The players are battling for a piece of the $144,400 prize fund. First place in the event pays $18,000.

矢島純一 46位

 

高橋延明、6度目の出場でマスターズ初制覇!

50歳を越えてもラブラブ夫婦…見習わねばなりません。

50歳以上の男子のみが出場を許されるHANDACUPプロボウリングマスターズが本日閉幕を迎えました。

2日間にわたる予選12Gでは玉置幸一郎がパーフェクトを記録し、カットラインはプラス100ピン、トップを行く北岡義実は242.33AVGを叩き出す、シニアとは思えない戦いが繰り広げられ、最終日の今日、北岡を筆頭に水野成祐、酒井武雄のシードプロに坪井 実、岡野秀幸、高橋延明、野村佳弘、黒田仙雄、大河原 正ら現役トーナメントプレイヤー達が続き、関口 力選手と佐藤雄司選手のアマチュア選手、そして先日のプロテストで合格したばかりの新人にして昨年大会のベストアマだった井手 哲ら12名が決勝ラウンドロビンの舞台に立ちました。

決勝ラウンドロビンでは、6勝6敗ながらもここまでの貯金を活かして北岡がトップを死守。2~8位は混戦模様となりましたが、ポジションマッチでルーキー・井手にプロの洗礼を与えて勝利した酒井が2位に浮上。逆にPMで北岡に敗れた高橋は順位を落として3位、最後の一席を混戦を制した坪井が奪取し、決勝ステップラダーへと進出を果たします。

ポジションマッチでは177ピンというスコアで敗北し、順位を落とした自分を不甲斐なく感じた高橋は、4位決定戦、坪井との対戦にあたって今大会ここまで積み重ねてきたものを捨てて心機一転を決意。使っていたラインやボールを封印して新しいボールに切り替えます。

その作戦が功を奏してか、出だしから5連続ストライクを決めた高橋に追いつくこと叶わず、坪井が脱落。続く3位決定戦で高橋は大先輩・酒井と対決しますが、酒井は2度のスプリットで苦戦。ノーミスを守った高橋が勝利し、最終決戦へと駒を進めました。

決勝ラウンドロビンで2度対戦し、2度とも北岡に勝てなかった高橋。さらに挙げれば初出場以来ファイナリストになりながらも優勝は果たせなかったこと3回。ひたすら自分のボウリングに集中すると決めてリベンジに挑みます。

しかしここまで準優勝2回、3度目の正直で優勝が欲しいのは北岡も同じ。ともに負けたくない理由を胸に、二人の優勝決定戦が開始しました。

両者とも序盤はほぼ互角で進行し、中盤にかけてターキーを決めた北岡が一歩リードを取るも、6フレーム目から10番ピンが飛ばなくなり、その隙に高橋が距離をじりじりと縮めます。

そして終盤、勝負どころをダブルで繋ぎ、高橋は215ピンで終了。北岡が勝利するには10フレームでダブルが絶対条件でしたが、高橋は「相手が相手だけにこれは負けた」と考えます。

北岡もまた10番ピンを意識して外に出して取りに行くという強気の攻めに出ましたが、これが2番・8番を残す8本カウント。

長年の経験で培った自分のボウリングを貫いて集中しつつ、自分のことだけを考えるのではなく対戦相手の動向をも見守る――そんなマスターズに相応しいベテランの技量を見せて、高橋が5年ぶりの通算5勝目、マスターズ初制覇を果たしました!

 

北岡義実

ポジションマッチ1位の北岡義実が意地を見せ2位の高橋延明を267で破ってそのままトップシード!

2位に245で井手 哲を下した酒井武雄、3位に北岡に敗れた高橋、そして4位に258を打って飛び込んだ坪井 実が進出!


 

2014/06/08

 

 

北岡義実

 

 

北岡義実


 

2014/06/07

 

 

高橋延明

前半6Gが終了し55歳の高橋延明がトップ!2位に54歳の北岡義実と若手?が続き、3位に62歳の大澤義樹・4位に同じく62歳の酒井武雄が続く。

なお今大会65歳以上のグランドシニアプロは21名出場し、現在総合24位につけている柴田英徳(65歳)がトップ!


 

2014/06/06

 

Duke Defeats Weber in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open to Become First to Win U.S. Open Titles on PBA and PBA50 Tours

PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter Friday to become the first player to win a U.S. Open title on both the PBA and PBA50 Tours.

The 50-year-old Duke who is competing as a rookie on the PBA50 Tour this season, defeated fellow Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 214-174, in the championship match at the Suncoast Bowling Center. It was Duke’s first major and second title of the season winning the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in April.

“Every U.S. Open is a fight the whole way and this was no different,” said Duke, who won the PBA Tour U.S. Open in 2008 and 2011. “I’m so physically and mentally drained right now that I’m having trouble recalling what just happened.”

Over their careers spanning more than three decades, both Duke and Weber have won 37 PBA Tour titles which ranks third on the all-time list. Weber was trying for his third PBA50 Tour title and first of the season. In winning PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, Weber won two titles including the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

“Whenever you beat Pete it’s something very special because you’re beating the best,” said Duke. “I knew that title match was going to be a struggle until the end — he just struggled a little more than I did.”

After both players threw nine-spare in the first frame of the championship match, Weber left the 4-6-7-9-10 split in the second frame which he failed to convert and never recovered after that. Meanwhile, Duke was able to avoid open frames and strung three consecutive strikes in the eighth, ninth and 10th frames to secure the win.

“I was trying to throw the ball as straight as possible to take away the splits,” Duke said. “I was satisfied with 9-spare and was just happy to get a few strikes along the way.”

The stepladder final began with a match between Hall of Famers Brian Voss of Alpharetta, Ga., and two-time defending Senior U.S. Open champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela. Voss, who finished second in the 2009 Senior U.S. Open, defeated the 52-year-old Monacelli who was trying to become the tournament’s first three-time winner, 263-194. Monacelli, a 19-time PBA Tour winner was trying for his fourth PBA50 Tour title and second of the season.

The 55-year-old Voss, who won 25 PBA Tour titles, advanced to the semifinal against Weber but lost his shot, losing the match 193-158.

The 51-year-old Weber, also trying to become the first to win U.S. Opens on both tours, has won the PBA Tour U.S. Open a record five times, most recently in 2012 where he gained nationwide attention for his “Who do you think you are? I am.” victory proclamation.

The PBA50 Tour moves across town to Las Vegas’ South Point Bowling Center for the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters June 8-13.

石原章夫 14位 ($1,737 獲得)


 

2014/06/05

 

Weber Leads Group of Hall of Famers in Top Five After Fifth Round of Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open

Pete Weber led a group of Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famers holding the top five positions after the fifth round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter Thursday at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

With a 5-3 record after Thursday’s first match play round and an 8,042 pinfall total (including 30 bonus pins for each match win), Weber holds a 129-pin lead over Norm Duke in second who finished match play with a 7-1 record and 7,913 pinfall.

“I’ve come from behind and led from the start to make a show but I like to be in a position where I can establish a big lead and hopefully become the top qualifier for the show,” said Weber, who is trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title. “I’m happy with all the decisions I’ve had to make to this point in the tournament whether it be ball changes or the adjustments I’ve made on the lane so I just need to continue what I’ve been doing all week.”

Weber is trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title and second major. He won two titles in 2013 on his way to earning PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors including the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

Duke, who is bowling as a rookie on the PBA50 Tour this season, is trying for his second PBA50 Tour title having won the United Healthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages earlier this season.

“When you get to match play it’s basically a different tournament,” said Duke who is tied with Weber for third on the PBA Tour career titles list with 37 wins. “You’re not just trying to get the most pins possible but you’re also trying to win the matches which adds to the pressure. Most of the time everybody’s bowling within 10 or 15 pins of each other so winning the match and getting those 30 bonus pins is huge.”

Finishing the day in third with a 5-3 match play record and 7,639 pinfall was 25-time PBA Tour winner Brian Voss who has a best Senior U.S. Open finish of second which came in 2009.

Walter Ray Williams Jr., the PBA Tour’s career titles leader with 47 wins, compiled a 4-3-1 match play record and finished the day in fourth with a 7,599 pinfall. The two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year owns seven PBA50 Tour titles and has finished second in the Senior U.S. Open twice.

Two-time defending Senior U.S. Open champion and 19-time PBA Tour winner Amleto Monacelli who is trying to become the tournament’s first three-time winner struggled a bit in match play posting a 4-4 record and finishing the round with a 7,576 pinfall.

Between them, all five Hall of Famers have won a combined 165 PBA Tour titles.

Another Hall of Famer four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker, who along with Monacelli is trying to become the first Senior U.S. Open three-time winner, is not far behind in seventh with a 7,451 pinfall. Baker, a 10-time winner on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour, won the Senior U.S. Open in 2005 and 2006.

There is still work to be done however, as the 24-player field will bowl two more eight-game match play rounds remaining Friday to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals which are scheduled for 4 p.m. PT.

石原章夫 11位

 

Weber Continues Dominance in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Qualifying, Leads 24 Players Into Match Play

Pete Weber continued his dominance in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter qualifying leading 24 players into this afternoon’s first eight-game match play round.

Weber completed the fourth round with a 6,078 26-game overall pinfall total (233.7 average) bowling 1,897 for eight games in today’s fourth round which cut the field from 53 players to 24. He had games of 238, 227, 211, 269, 234, 256, 277 and 185.

Weber is trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title and second major. He won two titles in 2013 including the USBC Senior Masters. So far this season he has finishes of second, third and seventh.

PBA Hall of Famers hold the first five positions heading into match play. PBA50 Rookie Norm Duke, who won the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages for his first PBA50 Tour title, is a distant second trailing Weber by 204 pins with a 5,874 pinfall.

25-time PBA Tour winner Brian Voss, who has a best Senior U.S. Open of 10th in 2012, is in third with 5,843. Two-time defending champion Amleto Monacelli dropped to fourth with 5,746 followed by two-time Senior U.S. Open runnerup Walter Ray Williams Jr. in fifth with 5,725.

59-year-old Akio Ishihara of Japan, a 13-time Japan Professional Bowlers Association winner bowling in his first Senior U.S. Open, is in sixth with a 5,701 26-game pinfall. Japan is one of six countries represented in this year’s tournament.

Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker, who along with Monacelli is trying to become the first Senior U.S. Open three-time winner, enters match play in 11th with a 5,582 pinfall. Baker won the Senior U.S. Open in 2005-06.

Right behind Baker is two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and 2011 Senior U.S. Open winner Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas who finished qualifying in 12th with 5,565.

After today’s first eight-game match play round, the top 24 players will return Friday for two more match play rounds to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).

石原章夫 6位 (Match Play Round 進出)


 

2014/06/04

 

Pete Weber Averages 232 to Set Pace in Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open After Third Round Qualifying

Hoping to add a PBA Senior U.S. Open title on the PBA50 Tour to his record five U.S. Open titles on the PBA Tour, Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., continued to set the pace after third round qualifying Wednesday in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter.

The PBA Hall of Famer bowled a 1,428 six-game pinfall total at the Suncoast Bowling Center with games of 224, 179, 224, 287, 248 and 266 in the third round to bring his overall 18-game qualifying pinfall to 4,181 (232.3 average) leading 53 players who advanced to Thursday’s final qualifying round.

“Except for one game it was a real good round,” said Weber, who was the 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year. “I got caught out on the (lane condition) transition and didn’t make an adjustment quick enough in the second game.

“We’re at a point where you’re going to get a bad game or two,” he continued. “Hopefully you can keep your bad games to 200 or 2-teen, but it’s more likely than not going to happen. I just need to stay focused and do what I need to do to get to the show.”

Weber, a 37-time PBA Tour winner, is trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title. He won two titles in his PBA50 Tour rookie season including the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters for his first major.

He holds an 88-pin lead over first-round leader and two-time Senior U.S. Open defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in second who finished with a 4,093 pinfall after the third round. The Hall of Famer bowled 1,368 in the third round with games of 233, 210, 225, 199, 222 and 279.

“I was working really hard in that round but I was keeping my composure,” said Monacelli, who is trying to become the Senior U.S. Open’s first three-time winner. “The condition was pretty tough for me so I had to concentrate really hard on making good shots. I was really encouraged by bowling 279 in the last game.”

Just two pins behind Monacelli is Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., in third with a 4,091 pinfall. Duke, who also owns 37 PBA Tour titles and is tied with Weber for third on the all-time list, is bowling in his rookie season on the PBA50 Tour. He won his first PBA50 Tour title earlier this season in The Villages, Fla., and finished second in the season-opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open.

After Thursday’s final eight-game qualifying round, the top 24 players will advance to match play beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing Friday to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. PT on Friday.

The Senior U.S. Open, the first major of the season, is considered the most demanding test for players because of its grueling format. Like the U.S. Open on the PBA Tour, the Senior U.S. Open demands patience, quality shot-making and a strong mental game over 50 games of qualifying and match play.

The Senior U.S. Open is webcast live on pba.com’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage for subscription information.

石原章夫 4位(Final Qualifying Round 進出)

矢島純一 58位(予選敗退)($800獲得)

 

 【PBA】 News

PBA to Expand Regional Tournament Program into Japan in Historic Agreement

The Professional Bowlers Association and Japan Bowling Promotions have jointly announced an historic agreement that will create the first PBA International Regional program, a series that will serve as a qualifying system for the DHC Japan World Challenge in January, 2015.

The first events, the PBA Japan Women’s DHC Cheetah Open and PBA Japan DHC Cheetah Open for men and women, will be held July 5 and 6, respectively, at Tokyo Port Bowl in Tokyo.

“I am very excited,” said Japan Bowling Promotions Managing Director Shinichiro Kinoshita. “This program has been a goal since we formed our company five years ago. It is a huge leap forward for the sport of bowling.”

“The cultivation of very high level competition that will help develop world-class bowling talent around the globe has always been a goal of the PBA,” said PBA Commissioner Tom Clark. “This landmark program is an example of how cooperation at the highest levels can produce great results for the international bowling community.”

The inaugural PBA Japan Regional series will include eight tournaments – six sponsored by DHC Corporation, Japan’s largest skincare product company and two with multiple sponsors. Five of the events will be for men, three for women. All of the tournaments will involve qualifying for the 2015 DHC Japan World Challenge, a PBA International Tour event that will feature an estimated $225,000 prize fund for its men’s and women’s divisions next January.

All of the PBA Japan Regional events will be contested on PBA “animal pattern” lane conditions, providing international players an opportunity to experience the same lane conditioning patterns that are used in PBA Tour competition in the United States. The regionals will be open to any bowler who cares to enter.

The regional format will be: one-day events start with two squads bowling eight qualifying games. The top 14 per squad will bowl two more qualifying games with the top eight per squad bowling two additional games. The top four per squad will then advance to single-elimination match play to determine winners. Each regional will feature an estimated $20,000 prize fund. The top four men and top two women based on competition points at the end of the regional series will automatically qualify for the DHC Japan World Challenge.

“We have held numerous meetings with the PBA over the past six months to establish this tour,” Kinoshita said. “We have faced many twists and turns, but we have solved problems along the way and the PBA has given us the go-ahead.

“We want to provide our Japanese athletes with an opportunity to look beyond Japan to world-wide tournaments,” Kinoshita continued. “We hope to create a hero who will attract more news media coverage and build our reputation.

“We thank our sponsors, the Japan bowling centers that have supported us, the Japan bowling industry and the PBA for working hard to help us achieve this goal. Without their cooperation, we could not have accomplished this program.”

Clark and PBA Deputy Commissioner Kirk Von Krueger, who spearheaded the project, will attend the July 12-13 Women’s DHC Chameleon Open and DHC Chameleon Open at Sound Bowl in Ushiku.

For more information about the PBA Japan Regional program, visit Japan Bowling Promotions’ Japanese-language website: http://www.japanbowlingpromotion.com/user_data/regional.php

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PBAは1958年の創立以来、半世紀にわたって世界のボウリングシーンをリードしてきた自負がございます。
その基本スタンスは「常にオープン」です。

今回のリージョナルツアーinジャパンでも、PBAの主旨にご賛同いただく方であれば、プロアマ問わずどなたでも参加できる、開かれた大会となります。

また、賞金獲得ラインに入賞した方には、プロアマ関係なく賞金をお渡し致します。
その賞金でボウリング用品購入や練習費、交通費の一部になって更なるボウリング技術の向上になればという願いからです。

PBAリージョナルツアーinジャパンは、世界に挑戦するボウラーの発掘の大会でもございます。
多くの方が参加されることを願っております。

この大会を機に日本のボウラーの活躍の場を、少しでも広げるお手伝いができれば、幸いです。
ご理解ならびにご支援のほど、何卒宜しくお願い申し上げます。

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2014/06/03

 

Sean Rash Rolls 300 on His Way to Eighth Career Title in PBA Wolf Open to Kick Off PBA Summer Swing

Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., started the Professional Bowlers Association Wolf Open with the PBA’s 23rd nationally-televised 300 game and continued his strike barrage in winning his eighth career title in the opening event of Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing at the Grand Event Center.

The first of five PBA Summer Swing events aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network.

Rash, the 2011-12 PBA Player of the Year, threw 37 strikes out of a possible 48 attempts in defeating Chris Loschetter, 300-236; Martin Larsen, 225-221; Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, 241-214, and top qualifier Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 238-179, in the title match. Rash won $10,000 plus a $10,000 bonus for his televised 300 game.

“It seems like forever (since my last title in the U.S.), but it’s only been two years since I won the Tournament of Champions,” Rash said. “Winning’s everything. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a parking lot in Alaska or wherever.”

Rash spoiled Loschetter’s 34th birthday when he threw his perfect game at the Avon, Ohio, resident and defending Wolf Open champion in the first match. It was the first nationally-televised perfect game since Barnes threw a 300 game at Rash and Australia’s Jason Belmonte in an elimination match in the 2011 PBA Shark Open finals during PBA World Series of Bowling III at South Point in Las Vegas.

“I was a little nervous because I had the front eight (strikes) a few years ago in Medford (Ore.) and I’ve had a few other chances,” Rash said. “You just want to make a good shot to give yourself a chance. It was a great feeling, one of those you’ll never forget.”

In the second match, an unconverted 4-6-7 split by Sweden’s Larsen in the sixth frame allowed Rash to stay close, and a 4 pin on Larsen’s first shot in the 10th frame gave Rash a chance to win. Working on a strike in the ninth frame, Rash added three more in the 10th frame for a come-from-behind 225-221 victory.

“All you can ask for in situations like that is a chance,” Rash said. “If (Larsen) strikes on that first shot in the 10th, my day is over. But I still had to double. You just have to put yourself in the right frame of mind. You have to go through the process because once you let go of the ball, you have no control over the end result. Fortunately it turned out the right way for me.”

In the semifinal match, Fagan struggled with pin carry, throwing only three strikes in the first eight frames while Rash struck on eight of his first nine shots on his way to a 241-214 victory. In the title match, Rash continued to pound the pocket while Barnes never built any momentum.

“Fagan and (Larsen) both threw urethane balls and I think it backfired on them,” Rash noted. “They didn’t have the hold and the look they had in the preliminary round at FireLake (Bowling Center, where preliminary rounds were conducted). I think if Barnes had a re-do, he’d probably throw a different ball, but the ball he threw (at FireLake) got him into the lead and he ran away from the field. He has a lot of confidence in that ball.”

While Rash’s strikes were key to his victory, the deciding factor actually was his spare shooting. He had only two open frames in four games – one a split, one a chopped 6-10 spare attempt.

“When the scoring pace is high, you can’t miss the pocket, but you also have to fill frames,” he said. “The one thing I’m proud about this week is that I bowled 52 games and missed four spares. That’s what I really work on at home. I don’t practice throwing strikes very much.”

With his win in the Wolf Open, Rash claimed the first berth in the Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing special event that will conclude the Summer Swing.

Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing continues next Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network with the finals of the PBA Bear Open. Bear finalists include top qualifier Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C.; Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa.; Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind.; Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., and Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

Pre-game shows for each PBA Summer Swing event will be posted on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame and on PBA’s YouTube page on Monday’s prior to the telecast. Post-game shows will air on Xtra Frame and YouTube following each telecast. Complete coverage of each event will be archived on Xtra Frame three days after the original air date.

 

300 Game Helps Pete Weber Move Into Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Lead After Second Round

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., bowled a 300 in the final game of second-round qualifying Tuesday to take the lead in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

Weber, the 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year, bowled games of 245, 228, 192, 203, 214 and 300 in the second round bringing his overall 12-game pinfall total to 2,753 (229.4 average). He holds a 28-pin lead over first-round leader and two-time Senior U.S. Open defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, who finished with a 2,725 pinfall after the second round.

“I was trying to chase the shot to the left on the lane when I should have gone to shinier ball and stayed to the right,” said the 51-year-old Weber after bowling 192 and 203 in the middle of the round. “I went to a ball that hooked less and I just had to make a small adjustment to get the ball reaction I was looking for.

“When you get the reaction you’re looking for you don’t press and force it,” he added. “When I’m more relaxed and have a nice smooth arm swing that’s when I get the best results.”

Weber, a 37-time PBA Tour winner with a record-tying 10 majors, is trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title. He won two titles in his PBA50 Tour rookie season including the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters for his first major. He has finishes of second, third and seventh in the first three tournaments of this season.

Monacelli found bowling on a fresh lane condition in the second round caught him a little bit off guard. He bowled 1,425 for his six games in Monday’s first round on a lane condition that already had one squad of play on it but dropped to a 1,300 pinfall in the second round on a fresh condition.

“Even though it was a fresh condition I found it to be trickier than I expected,” said Monacelli who is trying to become the tournament’s first three-time winner. “Lane-to-lane and pair-to-pair, I was struggling to find a good shot and ball reaction. But, it was a good challenge for me to stay low key and try to figure it out.

“It was a good learning experience for me in case I find myself in this situation again. One thing I’m finding is that by the time I reach the fourth game I need to use a ball that reacts better. At this point I’m going to digest everything, analyze it and move forward from here.”

Monacelli’s Hall of Famer career includes 19 wins on the PBA Tour and three PBA50 Tour titles. In addition to his 2012 and 2013 Senior U.S. Open titles, he won the 2014 season-opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open.

The entire field will bowl another six-game qualifying round Wednesday after which the field will be cut to the top 53 players for another eight-game qualifying round Thursday morning. The top 24 players after Thursday’s qualifying round will advance to match play rounds Thursday afternoon and Friday to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. PT on Friday.

The Senior U.S. Open is webcast live on pba.com’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage for subscription information.

石原章夫 12位、矢島純一 88位

 

本日6月3日、稲沢グランドボウル(愛知)にて2014年度下半期女子出場優先順位決定戦が行われ、今季プロテストに合格した15名のルーキーがデビュー(トップ合格の寺下智香はグリコセブンティーンアイス杯でデビュー)した他、130名がエントリーして12Gを投げました。

この成績で今年度下半期の公認トーナメントへ出場できるかどうかがかかっているだけに、どの選手の表情も真剣そのもの。

トップ争いが繰り広げられるなか、最終シリーズ(10~12G目)で701ピンを打った川舩愛美が怒濤のまくりでトップを奪い、丹羽由香梨、竹原三貴らがその後に続きました。

上位3名には保険の宮越様より特別賞としてお米が贈られました。


 

2014/06/02

 

Defending Champion Amleto Monacelli Averages 237.5 to Lead Suncoast PBA50 Senior U.S. Open First Round

Two-time defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela averaged 237.5 to lead the first round of the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Dexter Monday at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

In his quest to become the Senior U.S. Open’s first three-time winner, Monacelli bowled a 1,425 six-game pinfall total with games of 238, 256, 234, 238, 237, 222.

Monacelli holds a 17-pin lead over fellow Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, who is also trying to win the Senior U.S. Open for the third time having won the event in 2008 and 2009. Webb had a 1,408 pinfall with games of 231, 239, 246, 256, 191 and 245.

“I’m continuing to work hard on improving on my mental game and knowledge of my equipment,” said the 52-year-old Monacelli. “I would say that my priority in this tournament is to make sure I keep a calm attitude and that will help me make the right decisions on what ball I need to use and what adjustments I need to make.

“The key is after I make the best possible shot I can, accept the result – good or bad – and move on to concentrate on what I need to do next without getting too emotional.”

Monacelli, a 19-time winner on the PBA Tour, opened the 2014 PBA50 Tour season with a win in the Pasco County (Fla.) Open which was his third career title on the tour for players 50 years of age and older.

Rounding out the top 10 after the first round were Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 1,391; 2011 Senior U.S. Open winner and 2013 runnerup Ron Mohr of N. Las Vegas, 1,379; Jack Jurek, Lackawana. N.Y., 1,373; Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo, 1,371; Stony Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,359; Hall of Famer and reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,335; Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 1,332, and Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,330.

Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., also hoping to win the Senior U.S. Open for the third time having captured the title in 2005 and 2006, finished the round tied for 13th with 1,318.

The 191-player field will bowl two more six-game qualifying rounds Tuesday and Wednesday after which the field will be cut to the top 53 players for another eight-game qualifying round Thursday morning. The top 24 players after Thursday’s qualifying round will advance to match play rounds Thursday afternoon and Friday to determine the top four players for the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. PT on Friday.

The Senior U.S. Open, the first major of the season, is considered the most demanding test for players because of its grueling format. Like the U.S. Open on the PBA Tour, the Senior U.S. Open demands patience, quality shot-making and a strong mental game over 50 games of qualifying and match play.

石原章夫 39位、矢島純一 156位


 

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