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2015/02/27

 

Indonesia’s Tannya Roumimper Wins H.H. Emir Cup

Former Wichita State University star Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia defeated home country favorite Khaled Al-Dossari, 516-430 in the two-game total pinfall final match, to win the H.H. Emir Cup Friday at Qatar Bowling Centre.

Roumimper rolled games of 287 and 229, including 8 handicap pins per game awarded to women entered in the tournament, to handily top Al-Dossari’s 184 and 246 games. But the former collegiate All-American needed her handicap pins in eliminating UAE’s Naif Oqab in the Step 3 semifinal round, 437-428. Top qualifier Danielle McEwan, a Team USA member from Stony Point, N.Y., was eliminated in the other Step 3 match, losing to Al-Dossari, 441-405.

The H.H. Emir Cup is a PBA International-World Bowling Tour event. Roumimper will not be credited with a PBA title because she received eight handicap pins per game and she is not a PBA member.

PBA International-WBT competition continues with the Kingdom of Bahrain Open at Ozone Entertainment Centre in Manama, Bahrain, March 2-7, and the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, March 14-22. PBA fans can follow the action in Bahrain by visiting abf-online.org and in Munich by visiting brunswickeurochallenge.com.


 

2015/02/22

 

Parker Bohn III Wins PBA Players Championship in Sudden-Death, Ties Mark Roth with 34th Career Title

Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., struck on his second shot in sudden-death to win the Professional Bowlers Association Players Championship at Woodland Bowl, earning his 34th career title and moving into a tie for fifth place on the all-time PBA career titles list with legendary star Mark Roth.

The finals aired Sunday on ESPN.

Bohn, a PBA Hall of Famer, rebounded from a pocket 7-10 split in the first frame of the championship match, throwing nine strikes on his next 11 shots to tie hometown favorite Ronnie Russell of nearby Marion, 237-237, at the end of 10 frames. The 51-year-old left-hander then threw two strikes in the one-ball sudden-death roll-off, defeating Russell when the Indiana native struck on his first attempt, but left a 10 pin on his second shot.

“I was only 16 when I met Mark Roth,” Bohn said, “and I had no idea I’d be standing here tied with him with 34 titles. He obviously got there much faster than I did, but when you think about Roth, he single-handedly revolutionized the sport. Anyone who hooks the ball today does it because of what Mark did in the late 1960s and ‘70s. I couldn’t be happier to share this distinction with him.”

Roth, who was in Indianapolis for the anniversary TOC weekend, said, “It was just a matter of time before Parker caught up with me. We went about it in different ways, but it couldn’t have been a nicer guy to do it.”

Walter Ray Williams Jr. is the all-time PBA Tour titles leader with 47, followed by the late Earl Anthony with 43, and Norm Duke and Pete Weber who are tied for third with 37 each. Among PBA left-handed players, Bohn trails only Anthony in career titles.

Bohn, who qualified No. 1 for the Players Championship finals two weeks earlier in Milwaukee, said he had an issue with his grip in the first few frames, but “once I figured out how to keep my hand dry, I was in good shape.”

Bohn also accomplished another personal goal with his win.

“I’ve been coming to Woodland Bowl for 34 years, and I don’t have a championship banner hanging up here,” Bohn said of the bowling center’s tradition of recognizing its past champions. “I’ve been assured that after tonight, my banner will be hanging up here.”

As rewarding as the victory was for Bohn, it was equally disappointing for Russell, who was trying for his third PBA Tour title. Leaving a 10 pin standing on his second shot in the 10th frame denied him an outright win against Bohn, and his seventh 10 pin in two games ended his dream of winning in front of his family and hometown fans.

“This is the second time I’ve finished second at Woodland,” Russell said. “It’s heartbreaking.”

Tom Daugherty of Tampa, Fla., started the championship round with a 225-212 victory over PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., and he then eliminated red-hot Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte, 245-227 in the second match. In winning that match, Daugherty denied Belmonte a shot at a PBA record-tying third consecutive title (he had previously won the USBC Masters and 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions), and he ended Belmonte’s streak of 13 consecutive match wins on television, three shy of the PBA record set by Jim Pencak between 1989 and 1991.

Russell ended Daugherty’s bid for a second PBA Tour title, 216-214, with a clutch strike on his first shot in the 10th frame of the semifinal match.

The PBA Tour on ESPN continues next Sunday when the finals of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship airs at 1 p.m. ET. The Baker-format doubles finals – in which teammates will bowl alternate frames – will include top qualifiers and defending champions Duke and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas; Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, and Daugherty; Belmonte and partner Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa.; DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, bowling with Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, and England’s Dom Barrett with Osku Palermaa, Finland. Among the 10 finalists, Castillo and Maldonado are the only players who have not won a PBA Tour title.


 

2015/02/18

 

愛甲恵子が優勝!

さる1月31日(土)・2月1日(日)の二日間にわたり、福岡・姪浜シティボウルにて承認大会・第4回カワシン杯博多っ子プロアマトーナメントが開催されました。

プロアマに分かれて予選6G、準決勝2Gに決勝シュートアウトで競われ、プロの部では愛甲恵子が準決勝・決勝シュートアウト1回戦シードの谷合貴志と優勝決定戦で対戦し、289ピン対209ピンと大差を付けての優勝となりました。

またアマチュアの部では浅田梨奈選手が優勝されました。

今大会は主催の(有)カワシン社長、川島淳子様の還暦祝いを兼ねており、そのお祝いとして川島社長には知らせず、有志が手配して斉藤志乃ぶがサプライズで出場。憧れの女王・斉藤の登場に川島社長が大喜びされたという微笑ましいシーンもありました。


 

2015/02/17

 

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour will re-launch in 2015 featuring seven regular-season events, three nationally televised majors and stops from coast to coast.

The PWBA Tour schedule will kick off with the United States Bowling Congress Queens from May 13-19 and conclude with the PWBA Tour Championship from Sept. 10-13.

“The dream now is a reality and professional women’s bowling is back for a new generation to experience,” said Kelly Kulick, a six-time major champion who serves as PWBA spokeswoman. “The tour schedule visits all types of cities across the country with a format that is fun for fans and allows women to be pro bowlers without sacrificing their career path or family time.”

PWBA regular-season events have a Friday through Sunday format to allow PWBA members to bowl tour stops and have flexibility for work or family obligations during the week. Regular-season events will have $60,000 in guaranteed prize money per event with a $10,000 first-place prize.

The PWBA Tour schedule for 2015:

  May 13-19: USBC Queens*, Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  July 9-12: PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, Steve Cook’s Fireside Lanes, Sacramento, California
  July 16-19: PWBA Lubbock Sports Open, South Plains Lanes, Lubbock, Texas
  July 23-26: PWBA Wichita Open, Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kansas
  Aug. 6-9: PWBA Topeka Open, West Ridge Lanes, Topeka, Kansas
  Aug. 13-16: PWBA Lincoln Open, Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Nebraska
  Aug. 20-23: PWBA Minnesota Open, Island Xtreme Bowl, Welch, Minnesota
  Aug. 27-30: PWBA Detroit Open, Super Bowl, Canton, Michigan
  Aug 31- Sept. 6: Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women’s Open*, Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, New Jersey
  Sept. 10-13: PWBA Tour Championship*, location TBD
  * Major PWBA Tour event


The PWBA Tour is made possible thanks to a three-year funding commitment from the USBC and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America.

The PWBA regular season will be live streamed online via USBC’s YouTube channel, BowlTV, while the USBC Queens finals will be televised live on ESPN2.

The Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women’s Open and PWBA Tour Championship finals will be televised on a national cable sports network. Details of the television partnership will be announced soon.

“Hosting a PWBA event will be fantastic for centers involved and we are thrilled to see such strong support from outstanding BPAA member centers,” BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio said. “We thank Bowlmor AMF and all of our partners stepping up their support of bowling.”

The format for regular-season PWBA Tour events will have all competitors bowl 12 qualifying games. The top 12 players will advance to round-robin match play the following day for an additional 12 games. The top five will then advance to the stepladder finals. The top 32 players at each regular-season event are guaranteed a prize check with $1,200 for the last spot to cash.

Players will only be allowed to use PWBA registered equipment during PWBA Tour regular-season events, the PWBA Tour Championship and all PWBA Tour cable television finals. Registered ball brands include 900 Global, Brunswick, Columbia 300, Ebonite, Hammer, Motiv, Roto Grip, Storm and Track. Registered accessory brands include Turbo Bowling Accessories and Vise Grips.

Kegel will support the PWBA Tour as the official lane maintenance provider. The team from Kegel will be on-site at each tour stop to provide consistent lane conditions.

“The PWBA Tour project shows that together we can unite the industry to do what is best for bowling,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. “We want to thank all of these great bowling brands for supporting PWBA and joining us in creating a future for the sport of women’s bowling.”

PWBA membership is now available for $300 per season. Members will be given a $100 entry fee discount on all regular-season events.

More information about the PWBA can be found on the tour’s new website PWBA.com. Bowlers can purchase membership, register for events and learn more about the points system to qualify for the PWBA Tour Championship. Fans also can find details about players, history and pro-am events at tour stops.


 

2015/02/16

 

 

本日2月16日(月)、品川プリンスホテルメインタワー(東京)にて2015JPBAスポンサー感謝の集いが催されました。

昨年度のプロボウリングへの様々なご協賛、ご協力に感謝の意を表するとともに、今後も温かいご支援を頂けますようお願い申し上げました。

また席上にて2014年度男女ランキング表彰が行われ、男子三冠王に輝いた川添奨太、女子ポイントランキングトップの松永裕美、賞金トップの佐藤まさみ、アベレージトップの姫路 麗が壇上に上がり、記念の盾を贈呈されました。


 

2015/02/15

 

Belmonte Repeats as Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Winner; Rash Rolls Historic 300 Game

Australian two-handed player Jason Belmonte continued his astonishing run in Professional Bowlers Association major champions Sunday, successfully defending his title in the 50th anniversary Barbasol Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions with a 232-214 victory over top qualifier Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., at Woodland Bowl for his fifth major title in the past three years.

Belmonte, the No. 2 qualifier, struck on seven of his first eight shots to lock up his victory over Page, who failed to double until the eighth and ninth frames. In addition to winning his 12th career title, Belmonte earned his second $50,000 check in two weeks. Last Sunday, he made bowling history by winning the United States Bowling Congress Masters, also a major championship, for a record third consecutive time.

Over the past four seasons, Belmonte has advanced to the television finals in 10 of 12 PBA major championships, winning five of them.

“I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m going to stay on the ride as long as I can,” Belmonte said. “I can’t believe it myself. The ball is striking and I’m throwing great shots.”

The 31-year-old Australian, already a leading contender for a third consecutive PBA Player of the Year award, started slowly in his semifinal match against Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., who also made history by throwing the PBA’s 25th nationally-televised 300 game in defeating Ryan Ciminelli, 300-214, in the second match of the day.

Belmonte fell behind in his match against Rash, striking once in the first five frames. But he made a key ball change and threw six strikes in a row to end Rash’s title bid, 235-203. Rash’s critical error was leaving a 2-8-10 split in the eighth frame, which he was unable to convert.

“I made the ball change to a more aggressive surface and once I saw it go through the pins, I knew it was the right ball,” Belmonte said. “I knew Sean was capable of striking a lot, so I didn’t want to come out of this tournament saying I wish I had made the change. Sometimes you’re put into a position where it’s all or nothing, and that kind of brings the best out of people.”

Against Ciminelli, Rash became the first player to bowl to two nationally-televised 300 games in PBA Tour competition. It was only the second 300 game ever in the TOC finals and the first since Jack Biondollilo bowled the first nationally-televised perfect game in PBA history in the 1967 finals at the TOC’s long-time former home, Riveria Lanes in Fairlawn, Ohio. Rash bowled his first televised 300 game in the Wolf Open in Shawnee, Okla., in 2014.

Rash won the opening match, starting with four strikes and taking advantage of Scott Norton’s pin carry problems to eliminate the Mission Viejo, Calif., left-hander, 237-215.

The PBA on ESPN continues next Sunday with the finals of the PBA Players Championship at 1 p.m. ET. The finalists, determined during a qualifying event earlier in the month in Milwaukee, will be top qualifier Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., a PBA Hall of Famer and 33-time title winner; two-time PBA Tour titlist Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind.; Belmonte; PBA Hall of Famer and 37-time winner Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and one-time titlist Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla.


 

2015/02/13

 

Page Holds Off Belmonte for No. 1 Berth in Sunday’s 50th Anniversary Barbasol PBA TOC Finals on ESPN

Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., survived a heated challenge Friday nig ht at Woodland Bowl to hold on to the top qualifying position for Sunday’s finals in the 50th anniversary Barbasol Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions by 45 pins over defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia.

Page, who is hoping to win the Tournament of Champions title that evaded him in 2009, won 15 of his 24 matches and tied another, averaging 243.9 for 48 games for a 12,172 pinfall total. Belmonte, who hounded Page the entire tournament, closed his Friday morning round with a 300 game to move into second place and stayed there, finishing with 12,127 pins.

Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year and a three-time title winner, is trying for his first title since 2009 and hopes to erase the memory of his errant four-count in the 10th frame of the 2009 TOC title match that cost him a 267-263 loss to Patrick Allen.

“It was a lot more exciting than I hoped it would be,” Page said. “I don’t think I’ve ever led from start to finish before, but now it doesn’t matter who I bowl, I get a little payback for the 2009 show. I know I’m going to bowl for the title, no matter what the other guys do.

“That 2009 show doesn’t bother me as much as people think,” he continued. “It doesn’t define my career. It was one bad shot. If people want to call that a choke, then everyone chokes.”

Qualifying No. 1 after undergoing potential career-ending wrist surgery two years ago is what Page thinks about more than that bad shot five years ago.

“When you’re going through surgery, there are some scary moments when you don’t know if you’ll ever be back,” he said. “To preserver through all of that and be bowling in the TOC title match? Tears almost flowed. It’s surreal. I just hope it’s the start of things to come.”

Belmonte, who won the United States Bowling Congress Masters for a record third consecutive time last Sunday, is again in position to make history. The Australian two-handed player is trying for his fifth major title in three years, and he also has a chance to become the first player in PBA history to win back-to-back titles in both the Masters and Tournament of Champions.

Also advancing to Sunday’s finals are two-time PBA Tour titlist Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; 2012 TOC winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., who won that title with a 239-205 victory over Ciminelli, and Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., who threw the final five strikes in his 48th game to nip Allen by two pins to capture the fifth berth.

The five-player stepladder finals will be televised live on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. ET First prize is $50,000 and the second major title of the 2015 season.

The Tournament of Champions finals Sunday are part of a PBA-ESPN tripleheader weekend. The finals of the PBA Players Championship will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Bowl for telecast on ESPN on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. ET. The finalists, determined during a qualifying event earlier in the month in Milwaukee, will be top qualifier Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., a PBA Hall of Famer and 33-time title winner; two-time PBA Tour titlist Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind.; Belmonte; PBA Hall of Famer and 37-time winner Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and one-time titlist Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla.

At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, following the live TOC finals, the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship will be contested for telecast on Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m. ET. The Baker-format doubles finals – in which players will bowl alternate frames – will include top qualifiers Duke and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, the defending champions; Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, and Daugherty; Belmonte and partner Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa.; DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, bowling with Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, and England’s Dom Barrett with Osku Palermaa, Finland. Among the 10 finalists, Castillo and Maldonado are the only players who have not won a PBA Tour title.

 

Page Takes 137-Pin Lead into Final Match Play Round of 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions

Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., again held off a pack of challengers to take a 137–pin lead over defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia into Friday night’s final round of match play in the 50th anniversary Barbasol Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions.

Page, who is hoping to win the Tournament of Champions title that evaded him in 2009, has won 11 of his first 16 matches and tied another, averaging 245.23 for 40 games for a 10,154 pinfall total. He has led the tournament since the first round.

Belmonte, who has been lurking in the shadows the entire tournament, closed his Friday morning round with a 300 game to move into second place with 10,017 pins, 87 pins ahead of 2009 TOC winner Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, Fla. Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., was fourth with 9,917 pins and Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., held the fifth spot for Sunday’s ESPN finals with 9,833 pins, six ahead of Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

“It’s a good thing I’m not watching the rearview mirror,” Page said. “The lanes were a little different today. I struggled the first three games, and luckily won a couple of them. If I’d been watching in the rearview mirror, panic might have set in. But once I got a good read, I got more comfortable and got things back under control.”

Not only is the two-handed Belmonte, the two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year, hot on Page’s heels, but so is Allen, who won the 2009 TOC title over Page, 267-263, when Page made an errant shot in the 10th frame, knocking down four pins to hand Allen the title. A rematch with Allen in the title match here is a possibility.

“I have not given a single thought to a repeat match with (Allen),” Page said. “When you’ve got a guy like Belmo chasing you – he’s the best there is right now and he made a big move this afternoon – it’s hard to think about a rematch with P.A.”

Belmonte, who won the United States Bowling Congress Masters for a record third consecutive time last Sunday, is trying for his fifth major title in three years. He also has a chance to become the first player to win both the Masters and Tournament of Champions back-to-back.

The final eight games of match play begin at 5 p.m. ET today with at least 10 players in contention for the five stepladder finals berths. After 48 games, the top five will advance to Sunday’s live ESPN finals where they will compete for the $50,000 first prize and the second major title of the 2015 season at 1 p.m. ET.

Friday’s final round will be covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Free live scoring throughout the event also is available on pba.com.


 

2015/02/12

 

Rhino Page Rallies to Retain Lead in 50th Anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions

After temporarily surrendering the lead, Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., rallied Thursday night at Woodland Bowl to regain a 109-pin lead over Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., heading into Friday’s final two rounds of match play in the 50th anniversary Barbasol Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions.

Page, who trying for his fourth career title and first since the 2009 Viper Championship, won six of his eight matches Thursday night and averaged 246.63 to finish with a 32-game total of 8,072 pins, including 30 bonus pins for each match play win, to retain the lead he has held since the first round. Norton won his first seven matches to move into second with 7,963 pins, followed by defending Tournament of Champions winner Jason Belmonte of Australia with a 7,868 total, and Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, Fla., with 7,861 pins. Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., moved into fifth place with 7,791 pins, 16 ahead of England’s Dom Barrett who rolled a pair of 300 games in round four.

“This is stressful,” Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year, said of his battle to stay ahead of the field. “Anyone who thinks this is easy is out of his brain.

“Coming out of the gate tonight, I had better focus than I did this morning (he started the night with a 289 game), but there was so much (bowling) traffic on the left side of the lanes tonight, I’m going to have to think about a new strategy for tomorrow. The top four starting the night were all lefties and we kept hitting the same pairs, and we all kind of struggled (with changing lane conditions).”

Holding the lead is nice, Page added, but “there are 16 more games and with this high-scoring environment, I’m not terribly worried about (being in first place). It feels good to lead, but it can go away in a second. The thing is, I put myself in the spot I want to be in, and now it’s just a matter of keeping on going.”

The final two eight-match rounds of match play are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Friday. After 48 games, the top five players will advance to Sunday’s live ESPN stepladder finals where they will compete for the $50,000 first prize and the second major title of the 2015 season at 1 p.m. ET.

Friday’s match play rounds will be covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Free live scoring throughout the event also is available on pba.com.

 

Rhino Page Leads Field of 24 into Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Match Play

Left-hander Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., trying for his first Professional Bowlers Association title in five years, led a field of 24 finalists into the match play portion of the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Thursday at Woodland Bowl.

Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year, averaged 246.5 through 24 games of qualifying for a total of 5,916 pins and a 78-pin lead over 50-year-old Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas. During Thursday’s final eight-game qualifying round, Page rolled games of 243, 256, 232, 260, 246, 232, 235 and 228 in pursuit of his first title since the 2009 Viper Championship in Allen Park, Mich.

Scroggins, who will make his debut as a rookie on the PBA50 Tour later in the year after celebrating his 50th birthday on March 12, is an eight-time PBA Tour titlist including two majors (2005 USBC Masters and 2009 U.S. Open). He hasn’t won since the 2010 Don Johnson Eliminator.

Scroggins finished with 5,838 pins. Rounding out the top five heading into the first round of match play Thursday evening were Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., with 5,828 pins; Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, Fla., at 5,778, and Canadian Dan MacLelland in fifth with a 5,772, five pins ahead of defending TOC winner Jason Belmonte of Australia.

Also advancing to match play in 13th place was Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., the only woman who has ever qualified for two PBA television finals. Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., who won the 2010 Tournament of Champions, is the only woman ever to win a PBA Tour title. Kulick made a run at the top 24, but dropped back to finish 34th.

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, who was trying for a record 11th career major title, was forced to withdraw after falling early in Thursday’s third round and injuring his knee. He entered the round in 40th place, 74 pins out of the match play cut.

Three eight-match rounds of match play are scheduled for at 5 p.m., and Friday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The top five players after 48 games will have a chance to win the $50,000 first prize and the second major title of the 2015 season Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, live on ESPN.

All match play rounds are covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Free live scoring throughout the event also is available on pba.com.


 

2015/02/11

 

Rhino Page Averages 249, Retains Second Round Lead in 50th Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions

Propelled by memories of his painful loss in the 2009 Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions title match, Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., set a blistering pace as the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions got underway at Woodland Bowl Wednesday, averaging 249 for his first 16 games to take an 18-pin lead over Canada’s Dan MacLelland into Thursday’s third and final qualifying round.

Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year is now 31 and still recovering from wrist surgery in July of 2013. But on his way to a 16-game 3,984 pinfall total, he said, “I didn’t look at the scoreboard all day. I just tried to stay in my own world. When the scoring pace is as high as it is, you can’t afford to get caught up in the drama.”

While his injured left wrist has been a constant source of pain over the past three seasons, Page also has lingering memories of that 2009 loss.

“I should thank the PBA,” he said with a smile. “Last night at the PBA Hall of Fame dinner, I watched the video of that shot (in 2009) a dozen times and it kinda put a little steam in me for today.”

The “shot” was a four-count in the 10th frame of the 2009 TOC title match which handed the victory to Patrick Allen. “I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t still hurt,” Page said. “It’s tough to revisit, but I’ve got a lot of years ahead of me, and that shot isn’t going to define my career.”

More painful, literally, has been his comeback from the chronic wrist pain he has experienced since his surgery two years ago.

“I couldn’t throw full-weight ball until the 2014 Masters,” Page continued. “It hasn’t been until last few months that I’ve felt really healthy enough to do the kind of things I used to do. For the past couple of years, I was throwing the ball with the idea of ‘that didn’t hurt, this didn’t hurt,’ but now I’m feeling pretty good.”

MacLelland, who temporarily held the lead Wednesday night, finished with 3,966 pins in his bid for his first PBA Tour title. Right behind MacLelland was 50-year-old Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, with a 3,894 total and Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., with 3,868 pins.

MacLelland, a former Saginaw Valley State collegiate star, won his only PBA Regional title in 2010, but he has been close on the national tour, making eight television shows and finishing second in the 2010 Shark Championship plus fourth in last year’s TOC.

“I’m not frustrated; I’m just trying to give myself chances,” the 29-year-old MacLelland said. “You have to roll with it, or you’ll hinder yourself. The last few shows I’ve made, I think I’ve been doing the right things. I’m getting closer and closer. I won the gold medal (in the World Bowling Men’s World Championships) in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates in December) against the same guys I’m bowling against now, so I know I can do it. It’s just a matter of time.”

Defending TOC winner Jason Belmonte of Australia advanced from 21st after the opening round to fifth place, 141 pins behind Page. Belmonte, who won his third consecutive United States Bowling Congress Masters title Sunday in Green Bay, Wis., is the two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year, and he’s trying for his fifth major title in three years.

Also in contention is Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., in sixth place, 36 pins behind Belmonte. Johnson is the only woman ever to qualify for two PBA Tour television finals. She hopes to join 2010 Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick of Union, N.Y., as the second woman ever to win a PBA Tour title. Kulick also was in the hunt, sitting in 29th place heading into Thursday’s final qualifying round.

Qualifying concludes Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. After 24 games, the field of 113 will be reduced to the top 24 players for three eight-match rounds of match play Thursday at 5 p.m., and Friday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The top five players after 48 games will compete for the $50,000 first prize and the second major title of the 2015 season Sunday at 1 p.m., live on ESPN.

All qualifying and match play rounds are covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Free live scoring throughout the event also is available on pba.com.

 

Painful Memories of 2009 Help Propel Rhino Page into First Round Lead in 50th Barbasol PBA TOC

Propelled by memories of his painful loss in the 2009 Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions title match, Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., set a blistering pace as the 50th anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions got underway at Woodland Bowl Wednesday afternoon, averaging 252 for his first eight games to take a 19-pin lead over Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Page, the 2008 PBA Rookie of the Year is now 31 and still recovering from wrist surgery in July of 2013. But on his way to an opening-round 2,016 pinfall total, he said, “I didn’t look at the scoreboard all day. I just tried to stay in my own world.

“I should thank the PBA,” added with a smile. “Last night at the hall of fame dinner, I watched the video of that shot (in 2009) a dozen times and it kinda put a little steam in me for today.

“That shot” was Page’s 10th-frame four-count in the 2009 Tournament of Champions title match, which cost him a victory. “I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t still hurt. It’s tough to revisit, but I’ve got a lot of years ahead of me.”

More painful, actually, has been his comeback from chronic wrist pain since his surgery two years ago.

“I couldn’t throw full-weight ball until the 2014 Masters,” Page continued. “It hasn’t been until last few months that I’ve felt really healthy enough to do the kind of things I used to do. For the past couple of years, I was throwing the ball with the idea of ‘that didn’t hurt, this didn’t hurt,’ but now I’m feeling pretty good.”

Right on Page’s heels was Johnson, the only woman in PBA history to qualify for two television finals, and who is trying to join 2010 Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., as the second woman ever to win a PBA Tour title. Johnson finished at 1,997 pins, followed by Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, with a 1,976 total, Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., at 1,955 and 2012 TOC winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill.

Defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia was in a tie for 21st place after the opening round, 154 pins behind Page. Belmonte, who won his third consecutive United States Bowling Congress Masters title Sunday in Green Bay, Wis., is the two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year.

Qualifying continues Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. ET before the field of 113 is reduced to the top 24 players for three eight-match rounds of match play Thursday at 5 p.m., and Friday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The top five players after 48 games will compete for the $50,000 first prize and the second major title of the 2015 season Sunday at 1 p.m., live on ESPN.

All qualifying and match play rounds are covered live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video streaming

channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Free live scoring throughout the event also is available on pba.com.


 

2015/02/09

 

小泉奈津美 & 鈴木大介選手チーム 優勝!

さる1月24日(土)・25日(日)の二日間にわたり、田町ハイレーン(東京)で開催された承認大会・新春初夢プロアマミックスダブルスにて小泉奈津美 & 鈴木大介選手チームが優勝致しました。

プロアマ男女各1名ずつでチームを組み、予選10G、決勝3Gのトータルピンで競われた今大会、予選トップの中野麻希選手 & 藤井信人チームが決勝でスコアを落とす一方、予選2位につけていた小泉&鈴木選手チームはコンスタントに打って優勝レースを勝ち抜きました。


 

2015/02/08

 

 【USBC】 USBC Masters 【Finals】

Australia's Jason Belmonte became the first bowler in the 64-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Masters to win the event three consecutive times on Sunday, defeating collegiate bowler AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, 202-157.

Belmonte, the two-time reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year, pulled away down the stretch at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley to claim the Masters for the third straight year live on ESPN.

Utilizing his unique two-handed delivery, Belmonte has amassed 11 career PBA Tour titles, including four major victories. He earned $50,000 for winning the Masters.

"I just think the Masters is just a brutal tournament to not just win, but just to make it to the TV show," said Belmonte, who joined USBC Hall of Famer Mike Aulby (1989, 1995 and 1998) as the event's second three-time winner. "This means more to me than anyone can possibly imagine - that a kid from Australia who bowls different than everyone else is now in the history books."

The title match was a low-scoring affair as Belmonte and the top-seeded Johnson both got off to shaky starts. After four frames, both players were working on opens with Belmonte leading by just four pins.

Strikes in the fifth and sixth frames helped Belmonte build more of a lead before he converted the 3-4-10 split in the seventh frame to stay ahead. Johnson had a chance to put pressure on Belmonte in the final two frames but closed with a pair of open frames.

"I feel a little disappointed because I wish I would have bowled a better game in the finals," said Johnson, a two-time Team USA member and senior at McKendree University. "The lanes got tough and it went by so fast that by the time I could settle down the game was almost over."

In the semifinal, Belmonte won a tense match against USBC Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, 232-210. Weber had an opportunity to strike out in the final frame to force a tie, but left the 3-10 split on his first shot in the final frame.

Weber entered the stepladder finals as the No. 4 seed, taking down Martin Larsen of Sweden in the opening match, 237-223, and then defeating No. 3 seed Mike DeVaney of Winchester, California, in the second match, 211-204.

The Masters, which featured a total prize fund of $253,000, is part of the World Bowling Tour and a major event on the PBA Tour. A sold-out field of 336 of the top bowlers in the world competed in the event.

For more information on the Masters, visit BOWL.com/Masters.


 

2015/02/07

 

Collegiate bowler AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, went undefeated in the double-elimination match-play bracket to earn the top seed for Sunday's televised finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

The two-time Team USA member defeated Australia's Jason Belmonte, 665-664, in a three-game match to determine the top seed for the stepladder finals, which will air at 1 p.m. Eastern live on ESPN.

Johnson, who is in his senior year at McKendree, was college bowling's most valuable player last season. He survived six matches this week without a loss at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley to claim the top seed.

"This is unreal because I grew up watching this tournament every year on TV and kept saying that I'd be there one day," said Johnson, who is looking to become the first amateur bowler since 2002 to win the Masters. "To be here and not only be the No. 1 seed but just make it to the finals is absolutely unreal."

Belmonte will look to make history from the No. 2 seed as he will try to become the first player in the 64-year history of the Masters to win the tournament three consecutive years.

"I'm very ecstatic to be able to have the opportunity to win this tournament three times in a row," said Belmonte, who won five matches before dropping the top-seed match to Johnson. "I've won as the top seed and as the No. 5 seed, so I'm OK if I have to go through all the other numbers to win."

Rounding out the TV finals will be Mike DeVaney of Winchester, California, Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, and Martin Larsen, Sweden.

DeVaney won the four-player final elimination match with a 632 series to earn the No. 3 seed for the finals. Weber was second with 611 to take the fourth seed, and Larsen was third with 610 to take the No. 5 seed. Canada's Francois Lavoie shot 580 and was eliminated.

Weber survived the elimination bracket to give himself a chance for his first career Masters title. Weber, who has 37 career Professional Bowlers Association titles including 10 majors, would win the PBA's Grand Slam with a victory this week and become just the third player in history to accomplish the feat, joining Mike Aulby and Norm Duke.

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.

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 more information on the Masters, including live scoring, visit BOWL.com/Masters.


 

2015/02/06

 

Jason Belmonte of Australia and Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, both have their sights set on making history as the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Masters begins to wind down.

Both players went 2-0 in the double-elimination match-play bracket Friday to stay alive in the winners bracket at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. The Masters will conclude with the live ESPN finals on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Belmonte can make history by becoming the first player in the 64-year history of the Masters to win the event three consecutive years. He defeated Kris Koeltzow, 686-605, and Mika Koivuniemi, 702-625, in each of his three-game matches Friday.

"Obviously, this tournament is a little easier to win if you stay in the winners bracket," Belmonte said. "In both my matches today, I was really nervous in the first game, so I need to find a way to calm down because I can't afford to give those early pins away anymore."

Weber, who has 37 career Professional Bowlers Association titles including 10 majors, would win the PBA's Grand Slam with a victory this week and become just the third player in history to accomplish the feat, joining Mike Aulby and Norm Duke.

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.

Weber opened match play with a pair of close victories, defeating Christopher Sand, 696-662, after starting with a 161 game, and then throwing the first strike in the final frame to defeat Ildemaro Ruiz, 719-715.

"With the start I had this morning, I wasn't feeling very good," Weber said. "I got a break and my arm swing loosened up, so that helped everything fall into place. I really don't like the matches to be that close."

A total of 16 bowlers still remain in the winners bracket, while another 16 bowlers are still in contention in the elimination portion of the bracket. The players in the winners bracket are just three victories away Saturday from making the TV finals, while the elimination bracket bowlers have a much longer path to the finals.

Among the bowlers still alive in the winners bracket are several current or recent collegiate bowlers, including Francois Lavoie (Wichita State), Matt Gasn (Robert Morris-Illinois), AJ Johnson (McKendree) and Andrew Anderson (Davenport, last season).

Competition in the winners bracket resumes at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, while the elimination bowlers begin bowling at 10:45 a.m. Central.

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.

All rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com.

For more information on the Masters, including live scoring, visit BOWL.com/Masters.

54位 日置秀一 $1,350獲得

  敗者ゾーン1回戦 日置秀一 556 - Chris Loschetter 587

  1回戦 日置秀一 639 - Robert Smith 656


 

2015/02/05

 

Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, continued to pace the field at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Masters as he earned top qualifier honors Thursday.

Weber finished qualifying with a 15-game total of 3,574 (238.27 average) at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley to lead the field of 64 players who advanced into the double-elimination match-play bracket. The Masters, which features a total prize fund of $253,000, will conclude with the live ESPN finals on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Weber ended qualifying tied with Canada's Patrick Girard, who bowled a big third round that included a 300 game. However, Weber earned top qualifier honors and the top seed in the bracket by having the highest five-game qualifying block during the week.

After opening the tournament with a five-game total of 1,308, Weber shot 1,170 in the second round and 1,096 in Thursday's final round of qualifying.

"The lanes were a little different today bowling on the burn," Weber said. "I still shot almost 100 over today, and I'm happy with that. My mindset now is just to keep up what I've been doing and throw the best shots that I can."

Weber, who has 37 career Professional Bowlers Association titles including 10 majors, would win the PBA's Grand Slam with a victory this week. 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.

Chad Roberts of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, qualified in third position with 3,545, while John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, New York, and Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan, tied for fourth with 3,509.

The final spot in the 64-player bracket went to Christopher Sand of Sterling Heights, Michigan, who defeated Aaron Groendyk of Wyoming, Michigan, 246-179, in a one-game roll-off after they ended qualifying tied in 64th place at 3,213.

Bracket play will take place all day Friday and continue Saturday 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.

All rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com.

For more information on the Masters, including live scoring, visit BOWL.com/Masters.

37位 日置秀一 マッチプレイに進出。

193位 加藤祐哉, 208位 小林哲也, 280位 Robert Lee, 282位 塩山一美


 

2015/02/04

 

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, extended his strong performance into the second round Wednesday at the 2015 USBC Masters as he stayed atop the leaderboard.

Weber, who is looking to win the Masters for the first time in his career, extended his lead on the field of 336 of the top bowlers in the world with a 10-game total of 2,478 (247.8 average) at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. The finals of the event will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

After leading the tournament by 79 pins after the first round, Weber increased that lead slightly to 86 pins over second place. He had games of 212, 237, 248, 249 and 224 for 1,170 in Wednesday's second round after shooting 1,308 in the first round.

"I felt just as good today as I did yesterday, but my angle may have been a little different because I left a lot of ringing 10 pins," said Weber, who has won 37 career Professional Bowlers Association titles, including 10 majors. "Honestly, I really don't care where I qualify as long as I'm in the top 63. Yes, I'd like to be first, but the goal is just to make match play."

Team USA member John Szczerbinski of Columbus, Ohio, used a 300 game Wednesday to surge into second place with a 10-game total of 2,392. Chad Roberts of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, is third with 2,365, while EJ Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, is fourth with 2,363.

Francois Lavoie of Wichita, Kansas, also shot a perfect game in the second round and sits in a tie for 95th with 2,112.

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.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com.

For more information on the Masters, including live scoring, visit BOWL.com/Masters.

39位 日置秀一, 150位 小林哲也, 197位 加藤祐哉, 245位 塩山一美, 268位 Robert Lee


 

2015/02/03

 

Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, has won 37 career Professional Bowlers Association titles, including 10 majors, but the one tournament that has always eluded him has been the United States Bowling Congress Masters.

Weber got off to a stellar start in Tuesday's opening round at the 2015 USBC Masters, finishing with a five-game total of 1,308 (261.6 average) to lead the sold-out field of 336 of the top bowlers in the world at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley. The finals of the event will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

After starting with games of 235 and 250, Weber finished the day with games of 287, 257 and 279 to lead the tournament by 79 pins.

"It always feel good to get off to such a good start," said Weber, a member of the USBC and PBA Hall of Fames. "I wasn't feeling really good after the practice session yesterday because of my ball reaction. Fortunately, the stuff I drilled up worked well."

Chad Roberts of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, sits in second place with 1,229, while EJ Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, is third with 1,206. Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan, fired a 300 game in the opening round and is fourth with 1,203.

Denmark's Thomas Larsen also had a perfect game in the first round and is 19th with 1,157.

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.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com.

For more information on the Masters, including live scoring, visit BOWL.com/Masters.

49位 日置秀一, 173位 小林哲也, 193位 加藤祐哉, 236位 Robert Lee, 257位 塩山一美


 

2015/02/01

 

Ronnie Russell, Rapper French Montana Team Up to Win Chris Paul’s CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational

The unique pairing of two-time PBA Tour champion Ronnie Russell and rapper/hip-hop star French Montana teamed up to win the sixth CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Bowlmor AMF at AMF Bowl-O-Drome in a traditional Super Bowl Sunday special event presented by PBA.

In a dramatic comeback performance in the Baker doubles format championship match seen on ESPN, the Russell and Montana team defeated two-time champions Paul and his partner, two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, 150-139, for the title.

Paul and Belmonte, who were paired up as the result of both players finishing first in their respective one-ball Celebrity and PBA Super Clash rounds, earned a bye directly into the championship match. They jumped out to the early lead by marking in the first three frames with Russell and Montana opening in the first and third frames.

Russell and Montana found their stride, however, striking in the next three frames while the Paul/Belmonte duo opened in three of four frames evening the match. In the ninth frame, Russell and Montana held a two-pin lead with Russell making a spare and nine count on the fill ball in the 10th to force Belmonte to double in his 10th frame for the win. The Australian two-handed player fell short, leaving the 3-6.

“I left it in the hands of God,” said Montana. “As the game went on, we collaborated - I helped Ronnie out and he helped me out. I was trying to learn from him (Russell).

“It’s been five years since I last bowled, but I have to start bowling again because I hope I can come back and defend the title next year.”

Going into the event, Russell was just planning to have a good time and wasn’t really worried about the end result but he found things got serious as the show went on.

“I just wanted to enjoy the experience but it got competitive, believe me,” Russell said. “I didn’t know what our chances were going to be but I think we had to be considered a longshot.

“When we got to the championship match it was going to be a challenge for Jason and I because the lanes were pretty fried after all the bowling we had done in the preliminary rounds. I think French probably had the best shot because he was just trying to keep it in play by throwing it down the middle.”

Hosted by L.A. Clippers star and bowling enthusiast Chris Paul, the 2015 edition of the CP3 Foundation fundraiser featured other celebrities including comedian/radio and television personality Nick Cannon, comedian/talk-show/podcast personality Chris Hardwick (the son of the late PBA Hall of Famer Billy Hardwick), former NFL All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens, who starred in this season’s Celebrity Apprentice, and Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams.

In addition to Russell, the PBA Tour field included the four other PBA World Championship finalists, winner Mike Fagan, Wes Malott, Stuart Williams and Todd Book, along with Hall of Famer Pete Weber, Sean Rash, Chris Barnes and Bill O’Neill.

The Russell and Montana pairing advanced from the semifinal shootout round with a 193 game, out-scoring Hardwick and Barnes (188) and Rash and Cannon (123).

The telecast started with the Celebrity Super Clash round featuring all six celebrities bowling a one-ball eliminator competition where the bowler with the lowest pinfall is eliminated. The PBA players also bowled a one-ball PBA Super Clash which determined the top four PBA/Celebrity doubles pairings.


 

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