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2015/05/26

 

Kyle Troup Wins PBA Wolf Open For First PBA Tour Title, Joins Father Guppy as PBA Tour Champions

In his first television appearance, two-handed competitor Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., sporting a throwback Afro hairdo and Partridge Family bus-styled attire, won the PBA Wolf Open in the opening event of the Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing.

The first of five Summer Swing events conducted at the Grand Event Center aired Tuesday on CBS Sports Network.

Proving the adage that the apple doesn’t fall from the tree, the son of equally-flamboyant eight-time Tour winner Guppy Troup, defeated 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year Marshall Kent, 229-179, in a championship match that featured two of PBA’s rising stars. In winning, Troup and his dad became the fourth father-son tandem in PBA history to win Tour titles.

“This is an unbelievable feeling,” said the 23 year-old Troup. “It’s going to take a while for me to realize it. “It’s a dream come true and it makes it all that much better that my family was able to be here to be a part of it.”

Troup, who qualified third for the stepladder finals conducted on specially-installed lanes in the Grand Event Center, was using an older technology urethane ball to attack the 32-foot Wolf lane condition, the shortest of the PBA’s “animal pattern” lane conditions.

“Anytime I can play the gutter and use urethane that’s a game I like to play,” Troup said. “I could see the other guys were having some trouble dealing with the transition and eventually it was going to get ugly, so I had confidence that using urethane and playing outside would be a good combination to have to deal with that. Today straighter is greater was the rule of the day.”

After Troup qualified for the finals earlier in the week at the nearby FireLake Bowling Center, Guppy, Kyle’s mother Sherri and brother Tyler were able to fly in from North Carolina to watch the finals telecast.

The win made the Troup’s the fourth father and son to record a PBA Tour win. Eugene and Don McCune, Pete and Dick Weber, and Jimmy and Don Johnson were the previous father-son combinations to win titles.

That’s the toughest match I’ve ever been a part of and I wasn’t even bowling in it,” Guppy Troup said. “I was hanging on every shot, so I’m a wreck right now. Maybe I’ll be less nervous the next time he makes a show but right now I’m just beside myself – it’s awesome.”

The stepladder began with two-time Tour winner Andres Gomez of Colombia defeating 15-time Tour winner Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., in the opening match, 215-195. Troup then beat Gomez in the second match, 203-163, to advance to the semifinal where he beat No. 2 qualifier five-time Tour winner Bill O’Neill, 202-188, to advance to the title match against Kent.

Kent was trying to win his second Tour title after winning the Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia in his rookie season. With his win, Troup automatically qualified for the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing special event that will close the Summer Swing.

The Wolf Open is followed by the Bear Open (June 2), Badger Open (June 9), Oklahoma Open (June 16) and Oklahoma’s Grand Resort King of the Swing (June 23) all scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.


 

2015/05/24

 

男子優勝は田形研吾!

自分の手で掴んだ大きなバースデープレゼント!

男女共催の公式戦としては史上初となる四国・愛媛県での開催となった今年の『グリコセブンティーンアイス杯』プロアマトーナメント。

四国では機会がなかった一流プロ達の戦いを観戦するべく、多くのお客様にご来場頂きました。

そんな熱い視線が見守るなか予選・準決勝と決勝シュートアウト枠を守り抜いたのは、直前のシーズントライアルで優勝し、勢いに乗る谷合貴志、押しも押されぬトッププロの山本 勲と川添奨太。そして準決勝最終ゲームでの5ピン差で岡部直治を突き放した田形研吾の4名。

プロ入り3年目の今年、シード入りを果たして好調の谷合、三冠王経験者の山本と川添らのトップクラスの若手に囲まれた田形は、大会直前の22日に誕生日を迎えたばかりの59歳。しかし先日のシーズントライアルで現在69歳の矢島純一が優勝したことに影響を受け、シニアになっても若手に負けないボウリングが出来るのだと励まされた田形は、男女ともに苦戦したタフなレーンコンディションを上手く乗り越え、決勝シュートアウト・セミファイナルでも粘り強くノーミスを守ります。

対して谷合と川添の1989年生まれ組が序盤にスプリットからのオープンフレームで出遅れ、5フレーム目で再びスプリットを出した谷合が脱落。川添は9フレームからのターキーで追い上げるも10フレーム3投目を8本カウントとし、ノーミスを守り抜いた田形と山本に1ピン及ばずここで敗退となりました。

213ピンの同ピンで勝ち上がった山本と田形による優勝決定戦は、山本が滑り出しから5連続ストライクを決めてリードを取り、田形が2マーク差を追いかける展開に。

終始「勝てるとは思わなかった」と語った田形でしたが、それでも決して諦めることなく、我慢のボウリングを貫きます。

そんな田形を勝利の女神は愛でたもうたか。左レーンに捕まってストライクが途切れた山本が、大事な8フレーム目に3・4・6・7番を残す痛恨のスプリット!これで勝敗の行方は10フレームに持ち込まれました。

先に投げる山本は9フレーム目をストライクで繋いだとはいえ、勝利の可能性を残す為には10フレーム1投目はストライク、またはスペアは必須。しかし勝敗の分かれ目となる大事な1投目は、無情にも3・7・9番を残すスプリットに。結果208ピンで山本が投球を終了しました。

残る田形の10フレーム1投目、優勝にはまずスペア以上が必要な局面となりましたが、ボールは見事ストライク。続く2投目で5ピン以上倒せば勝利が確定となるところで再びストライクに成功。

2001年のドリームボウル以来、実に14年ぶりの2勝目をたぐり寄せ、若手に負けないいぶし銀の強さを見せてくれました!

 

沖縄の強豪、アマチュア唯一の準決勝進出、21位入賞でベストアマ獲得!

知念 馨選手

 

姫路 麗が女子を制す!

勝利のセブンティーンアイスのお味はいかが?

予選・準決勝と男子と同じボックスで投げた女子もタフなコンディションに苦戦を強いられるなか、安定した強さを見せてくれたのはともに三冠女王の記録を持つ松永裕美と姫路 麗。抜きつ抜かれつのトップ争いを繰り広げる二人の後は、予選前半を独走した大石奈緒が後半から失速し、決勝進出圏内に止まることが出来ず敗退。一方で佐藤まさみと小泉奈津美が準決勝で追い上げてきて、佐藤は3位で決勝進出、しかし小泉はシード転落から一転復調の兆しを見せる中谷優子に14ピン及ばず敗退という波乱含みの展開に。

決勝シュートアウト・セミファイナルでは、先に行われた男子の戦いと同様にスプリットが続出。あの松永をして「どこに投げればストライクになるかわからない」と言わしめるほどの難しいレーンに、ファイナリスト4名全員が翻弄されます。

そんな苦戦のなか、いち早く建て直したのが姫路でした。

常日頃から素早い判断によるボールチェンジでのレーン対応を練習しているという姫路は、序盤の3連続オープンフレームという絶体絶命の状況から気持ちの切り替えという意味も込めてボールをチェンジ。ラインは掴めてないままながらもこれが当たり、なんと6連続ストライクを決めて一気に逆転し、優勝決定戦進出一番乗りを決めました。

左レーンに完全に捕まってしまった松永と佐藤が為す術もなく自滅し、一方でなんとかオープンフレームを一つにとどめた中谷が抜けだします。

優勝決定戦では初顔合わせとなる姫路と中谷。5年先輩ながら年の近い中谷に、プロデビュー以来色々と教えてもらったという姫路にとっては感慨深い対戦相手ですが、姫路にとっては2年ぶり、中谷には7年ぶりのお互い9勝目をかけた戦いに負けるわけにはいきません。

ラインはやはり掴めないまま、手探り状態が続きましたがチェンジしたボールがその信頼に応えてストライクを繋ぎます。ターキーでワンマークリードを取った姫路を中谷が追いかけますが、後半で姫路が再びターキーに成功。我慢のボウリングが続く中谷をこれで一気に突き放し、10フレームを前に勝敗が決しました。

これまでの優勝経験ではハイスコアで相手を圧倒することの多かった姫路、「こんなにしのいでしのいで勝ったのははじめて」と今回の苦戦を振り返りましたが、続いて「今年中に準永久シードとなる10勝目を挙げたい」と力強く語りました。

しかしながら三冠女王の座奪還を目指す松永、低迷期を抜けた佐藤や中谷などもこれで黙ってはいないことでしょう。まだ始まったばかりの今季、プロ達の熱い戦いにどうぞご期待ください!  

 

中・四国が誇るトップアマ、堂々9位入賞でベストアマ獲得!

石井美来選手

 

 

山本 勲

 

 

松永裕美


 

2015/05/23

 

 

谷合貴志

 

 

松永裕美

 

 

川添奨太

 

 

大石奈緒


 

2015/05/22

 

酒井武雄
会場:キスケボウル


 

2015/05/20

 

 

谷合貴志
会場:川崎グランドボウル


 

2015/05/19

 

 【USBC】 USBC Queens 【Finals】

Hall of famer Liz Johnson wins 2015 USBC Queens

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, added to her legacy Tuesday as she became the ninth bowler in history to win multiple titles at the USBC Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event.

Johnson opened the championship match against rookie Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska, with four consecutive strikes to build a 23-pin lead and never looked back as she cruised to a 256-202 victory at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

Johnson claimed the coveted Queens tiara and $20,000 top prize, while McCarthy took home $10,000 for second place. The 2015 event featured a prize fund of more than $125,000.

"This is going to sound so cliche, but it's a dream come true," said Johnson, who now owns six major titles, including three U.S. Women's Open titles. "To win one Queens back in 2009, and now be able to win a second one to be in such company on a very short list, words can't describe how happy and excited and proud I am. It has been an amazing week."

USBC Hall of Famers Wendy Macpherson and Millie Ignizio are the only three-time winners at the Queens, while Dorothy Fothergill, Donna Adamek, Katsuko Sugimoto, Aleta Sill, Lynda Barnes and Kelly Kulick all have two titles apiece.

Johnson entered the stepladder Tuesday as the No. 2 seed after falling to McCarthy in the final round of the winners bracket. McCarthy averaged 261 in her last two matches, including a 795-651 win against Johnson, to earn the top seed for the TV show.

"I think having the extra game really helped," Johnson said. "I felt a little more comfortable after making the adjustments on the right lane, and I knew I had a great shot on the left lane. I was making good shots and being aggressive and throwing the best shots I could."

On the way to the final, Johnson struck 10 times, including her last four shots, to overcome two splits and sneak past 2006 Queens champion Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, 234-228.

Pluhowsky, the lone left-hander on the show, started her day with a 225-208 win against defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez of Austin, Texas, denying Rodriguez the chance to become the first bowler since 1982 to successfully defend a Queens title.

The southpaw was able to pull away with five consecutive strikes in frames five through nine, while Rodriguez's undoing was a 4-6-7-10 split in the fourth frame.

In the opening match, Rodriguez downed Liz Kuhlkin of Schenectady, New York, 10-9 in a one-ball roll-off after the two tied at 227.

Kuhlkin, a two-time national champion at the University of Nebraska, needed three strikes in her final frame to advance but left a 10 pin on her final offering. She left another in the roll-off, allowing Rodriguez to advance.

This week in Green Bay, more than 200 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who would join Rodriguez in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

The Queens is the first event of the 2015 PWBA season. The Tour re-launched this year after a 12-year hiatus. The next event is scheduled for July 9-12 in Sacramento, California.

"I'm just very honored and humbled to be in the position, but I'm not done yet," said Johnson, who was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame earlier this year. "It has been an amazing career so far, but I'm going to keep going. We have the ladies tour coming up in the summer, and we have a lot of good stuff coming up. Hopefully, I can continue the run."

 

Romeo makes history at 2015 USBC Senior Queens

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, became the first woman in history to win back-to-back USBC Senior Queens titles as she defeated fellow hall of famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the second consecutive year.

Romeo shut out Johnson with clutch strikes in the ninth and 10th frames. She tripped a 4-9 split on the challenging right lane and then delivered the winning shot on the left lane, prevailing 212-191.

The 57-year-old right-hander earned $3,000 and the coveted Senior Queens tiara for the win Tuesday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, while Johnson took home $1,500 for the second-place effort.

Johnson has been the runner-up each year since 2013 to go along with a fourth-place finish in 2012.

The 2015 event featured a prize fund of more than $20,000, and the stepladder finals were broadcast live on BowlTV.

"I was just focused on making the best two shots of my life," said Romeo, who defeated Johnson, 241-188, in last year's Senior Queens title tilt. "I got the break on the 4-9 and wanted to take advantage of that."

Romeo also is the fourth bowler to win the event multiple times, joining USBC Hall of Famers Sandy Postma (three), Shirley Levens (two) and Lucy Sandelin (two).

"Coming in as the defending champion, you don't want to think about that too much, but I felt good all week," Romeo said. "I figured this would be Tish's day, and she would come out and bowl a big game, so I'd need a big score to beat her. When I left the split in the seventh frame, I knew she was going to come back, so I had to stay focused."

Romeo dominated for most of the week in Green Bay, leading qualifying by more than 80 pins and cruising to four wins in the double-elimination match-play bracket before running into Johnson in the match that determined who would be the top seed for the stepladder.

Johnson won that match, 622-569, to guarantee herself a third consecutive shot at her first Senior Queens title, but going in as the No. 2 qualifier might have worked to Romeo's advantage.

"I wanted to be the top seed, but I knew the match against Tish was going to be tough," said Romeo, the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Senior Women's Open winner. "Sometimes, it's good to get a match under your belt, and I think that definitely helped me today."

On the way to the final, Romeo again determined her own fate and shut out Lisa Wasson of Murphy, Texas, with three consecutive strikes starting in the eighth frame. Romeo prevailed, 214-196, to earn her shot at the record books.

Wasson entered Tuesday's stepladder as the fifth seed and started the day with a 202-181 win against 2010 Senior Queens champion Char Hammel of Las Vegas.

That momentum carried into her second match against Mandy Wilson of Dayton, Ohio, and four strikes in the first five frames catapulted her into the semifinal against Romeo by a 225-163 margin.

Wasson earned $1,250 for her third-place finish, Wilson took home $1,000 for fourth place and Hammel pocketed $750 for fifth.

The Senior Queens is open to all female USBC members age 50 and older.

 

 

坂田重徳
会場:星ヶ丘ボウル

 

大友 仁がプロの部を制覇!

ゴールデンウィーク明けの5月/9日(土)・10日(日)にサラダボウルにて開催されました承認大会・2015沖縄オープンサラダカップのプロの部を、大友 仁が制覇しましたのでご報告致します。

予選8G、準決勝4Gに続いて行われた決勝シュートアウトで大友は一回戦シードの2ndマッチから参戦。松永裕美、阿部聖水ら女子トッププロと同じくレフティの須崎信之らを相手に279ピンのビッグゲームを叩き出して勝ち抜け、トップシードの名和 秋との優勝決定戦へ進出しました。

両者スペアで滑り出し、序盤にターキーを決めた大友を名和が追いかける展開となりましたが、名和にストライクが続かず、さらに勝負どころの9フレーム目でシングルピンをミスしてしまいます。大友も9フレーム目でスプリットを出してしまいましたがすでに勝敗は確定、大友のサラダカップ初制覇となりました。

またアマチュアの部では地元の声援を背負う長嶺将哉選手が新里翔悟選手を50ピンの大差でくだし、こちらもサラダカップ初優勝を果たしました。


 

2015/05/18

 

McCarthy earns top seed for TV show at USBC Queens

Erin McCarthy of Omaha, Nebraska, saved her best performance of the week for the right time and averaged 261 in her final two matches Monday to earn the top seed for the televised finals of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event.

The 24-year-old right-hander downed Singapore's Kristin Quah, 771-603, to guarantee herself a spot on the TV show and then defeated USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, 795-651, to lock up the No. 1 spot at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

"This feels surreal, and I don't even think it has sunk in yet," said McCarthy, a Team USA member. "I'm going to treat tomorrow like a brand new tournament and just try to throw the 10 best shots I can."

The event will conclude with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The tournament champion will take home the coveted Queens tiara and $20,000 top prize. The total prize fund at the 2015 event is more than $125,000.

Johnson, the 2009 USBC Queens champion, will be the No. 2 seed, while 2006 winner Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, defending champion Maria Rodriguez of Austin, Texas, and former collegiate standout Liz Kuhlkin of Schenectady, New York, advanced to the stepladder finals through a four-bowler shootout round.

Pluhowsky earned the third seed with a 681 series in the shootout and was followed by Rodriguez (667) and Kuhlkin (661). Quah posted a 591 set and was eliminated. She finished sixth overall this week.

Tuesday's telecast won't be the first TV appearance for McCarthy, who helped the University of Nebraska to an NCAA title in 2009 and led Midland to a runner-up finish at the 2012 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, but it will be her first time under the lights without a team behind her.

"It's great to be out there with a team behind you, but I'm really looking forward to this new experience, too," McCarthy said. "I struggled during qualifying and drilled a ball that really gave me some room out there, so I feel pretty good. I wanted to do well, but I never expected to be the No. 1 seed. This is pretty amazing."

McCarthy is looking to become the third consecutive No. 1 seed to win the Queens, but the rest of the field is motivated, too.

Should Rodriguez come away with another victory, she would become just the fifth woman to successfully defend a Queens title, joining Katsuko Sugimoto (1981-82), Donna Adamek (1979-80), Dorothy Fothergill (1972-73) and Millie Ignizio (1970-71).

Johnson and Pluhowsky also are looking to join the other eight bowlers who have won multiple titles since the Queens began in 1961, with USBC Hall of Famers Wendy Macpherson and Ignizio as the only three-time winners. The other two-time champions are Lynda Barnes (1998, 2008), Kulick (2007, 2010) and Aleta Sill (1983, 1985).

More than 200 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who would join Rodriguez in match play.

For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/Queens or PWBA.com.

 

 

矢島純一
会場:東京ポートボウル


 

2015/05/17

 

Rodriguez among undefeated players at USBC Queens

Defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia is getting more and more comfortable as time progresses at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event, and she is one of 16 players still undefeated in match play.

The 26-year-old right-hander made two late charges Sunday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley to sneak past Team USA member Josie Earnest of Nashville, Tennessee, (641-636) and fellow Team Colombia member Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, (606-590).

Match play at the Queens continues Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern, and the event will conclude with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. All match play rounds leading up to the TV show will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

Against Restrepo, Rodriguez found herself down 56 pins heading into the finale of the three-game, total pins match, but four late strikes helped keep her in the winners bracket, where she'll continue her quest to become the fifth bowler in USBC Queens history, and first since Japan's Katsuko Sugimoto in 1982, to win titles in back-to-back titles.

"I definitely am getting more and more comfortable as the week goes on," said Rodriguez, who defeated two-time Queens winner Kelly Kulick, 190-189, to win the title last year in Reno, Nevada. "I was nervous at the beginning, but being the defending champion is not in my head right now. I'm just one of the competitors out here trying to get on the show, and then I can start thinking about winning."

Rodriguez entered the week guaranteed a spot in the double-elimination match-play bracket, but her performance during the 15 games of qualifying helped her to the No. 35 seed in the bracket. The three days of bowling also allowed her to try different strategies in attacking the 42-foot Sport Bowling-certified lane condition.

"I may have had too many options during qualifying, and I didn't narrow them down enough, but I think I've got it figured out now," said Rodriguez, who averaged 211 during qualifying. "I changed surfaces and switched balls many times, and a lot of different things worked OK, but now I think I have a much better idea. And, I just want to relax and enjoy it."

The list of undefeated players at the 2015 Queens includes six past champions - USBC Hall of Famers Leanne Hulsenberg of North Ogden, Utah (1999) and Kim Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas (2002) as well as Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio (2006), Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York (2009), Diandra Asbaty of Chicago (2012) and Diana Zavjalova of Beavercreek, Ohio (2013).

Top-seeded Verity Crawley of Babson Park, Florida, made a quick exit from the bracket, losing to No. 64 seed Natalie Cortese of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 684-631, and Giselle Poss of Montgomery, Illinois, 587-530.

More than 200 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who would join Rodriguez in match play.

The player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $20,000 of the estimated $125,000 prize fund.

For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/Queens or PWBA.com. To watch match play or archived qualifying rounds, visit XtraFrame.TV.


 

2015/05/16

 

Crawley top qualifier at 2015 USBC Queens

Verity Crawley of Babson Park, Florida, was able to maintain her lead at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event, and while she didn't bowl as well in Saturday's final qualifying round, she gathered a lot of valuable information.

The collegiate standout averaged more than 235 over 15 games this week at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, and her 3,539 total is the second-highest qualifying score in tournament history. She had blocks of 1,241, 1,215 and 1,083.

The performance earned her the top seed for the double-elimination match-play bracket, and she'll take on No. 64 seed Natalie Cortese of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in the opening round of three-game matches, beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Two-time USBC Queens champion and PWBA spokesperson Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, qualified second with a 3,480 total and was followed by Colombia's Rocio Restrepo (3,400), USBC Hall of Famer Kim Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas (3,378) and Team USA member Brittni Hamilton of Wood Ridge, New Jersey (3,374).

"This feels surreal, and it's something I probably couldn't even dream of," said Crawley, who bowls for Webber International. "I really wasn't trying to think about the standings too much today. I just wanted to watch ball reaction and learn for tomorrow, especially since it's mainly going to be fresh."

The 2015 USBC Queens is being contested on a 42-foot Sport Bowling-certified lane condition, and even though Crawley made a run at the record books for 10 and 15 games, her struggles in the final five games Saturday actually were beneficial.

"I struggled on the fresh today, and it was a combination of bad shots and bad ball reaction," Crawley said. "It definitely was a learning experience about what not to do tomorrow, so that part was good."

Match play at the Queens will continue through Monday, and the event will conclude with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. All match play rounds leading up to the TV show will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

More than 200 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who would join defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia in match play.

Rodriguez posted a 3,167 total during qualifying to earn the No. 35 seed. There was a three-way tie for 62nd place between Cortese, Jackie Carbonetto of Blauvelt, New York, and Puerto Rico's Mariana Ayala with a 3,073 total, a 204 average, and all three advanced to match play.

The player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $20,000 of the estimated $125,000 prize fund.

The last two Queens champions have been international players, and Crawley is looking to make it three in a row. She is a native of England, while Rodriguez is from Colombia, and 2013 champion, Diana Zavjalova, Crawley's former teammate at Webber, hails from Latvia.

USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, set the Queens qualifying record with a 3,636 effort at the 2010 event in El Paso, Texas. The 2001 Queens champion still is active and just missed match play this year, finishing tied for 76th place with a 3,053 total.

For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/Queens or PWBA.com. To watch match play or archived qualifying rounds, visit XtraFrame.TV.


 

2015/05/15

 

Crawley surges into lead at USBC Queens

College bowler Verity Crawley of Babson Park, Florida, surged into the lead Friday after the second round of qualifying at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event.

Crawley, who bowls for Webber International, has a 10-game total of 2,456 (245.6 average) as she jumped from second after the first round to the top spot after Round 2 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

Qualifying continues Saturday with the third round of qualifying and the event concludes with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. All qualifying and match play rounds are being broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

"I'm matching up well, and I just keep chasing it left and throwing the ball right," said Crawley, a native of England. "I think my equipment is matching up well, and I'm really pleased with the arsenal I brought with me this week."

A day after shooting 1,241, including a perfect game, in the first round, Crawley followed it up with 1,215 Friday to leap into the lead.

Singapore's Kristin Quah broke the Queens five-game record with 1,297 in the second round and jumped into second place with a 10-game total of 2,410. First-round leader Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, fell to third place with 2,348.

Laura Beuthner of Germany sits in fourth place with 2,272, while USBC Hall of Famer Kim Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas, rounds out the top five with 2,265.

All players will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia in match play. The player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $20,000 of the estimated $125,000 prize fund.

For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/Queens or PWBA.com. To watch qualifying and match play, visit XtraFrame.TV.

 

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2015/05/14

 

O’Neill Edges Belmonte for Top Finals Berth In PBA Oklahoma Open

Making his third stepladder final of the Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing, five-time PBA Tour champion Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., won a position round match in the final match play round Thursday at FireLake Bowling Center to earn the top berth for the PBA Oklahoma Open finals.

O’Neill, who already qualified second for the Summer Swing Wolf and Bear Open finals, beat two-time defending PBA Player of the Year and Oklahoma Open defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia, 255-214, in the final match to take the top spot. O’Neill finished the day with 10-8 overall match play record and 8,492 36-game pinfall (including bonus pins) to edge Belmonte, who finished second five pins behind with an 8,487 pinfall and 11-7 match play record.

“Obviously you’re looking at the big picture to get to this point in this tournament, but you can’t really ever let off the gas,” O’Neill said.

O’Neill, who says he sometimes has a tendency to over-analyze his game when he’s not bowling well didn’t have that problem during the Summer Swing.

“When I’m bowling well, I really don’t think about much at all,” O’Neill said. “In that last match I knew what I had to do and just threw it because may game was where it needed to be.”

In the final match play round, conducted on PBA’s 52-foot Badger lane condition, O’Neill was 4-2 and had games of 259, 217, 214, 196, 214 before his 255 in the position round match.

The Oklahoma Open is the fourth of five events that comprise the Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be taped by the CBS Sports Network Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center.

Belmonte, a favorite to win his third consecutive Player of the Year crown after winning the United States Bowling Congress Masters for the third consecutive year and the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions for the second consecutive year earlier this season, will be trying for his third title of the season and 13th of his career. For Belmonte it was his second Summer Swing stepladder final after qualifying third for the Bear Open.

Earning the third qualifying position for the Oklahoma Open finals, was 15-time Tour winner Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., who also qualified fifth for the Wolf Open and fourth for the Bear Open. He ended the day with a 12-5-1 match play record and 8,272 pinfall.

Thirteen-time PBA Tour winner Patrick Allen of Mount Kisco, N.Y., was the first round leader of the Badger and Wolf Opens only to drop out of contention for a stepladder spot after the final round. He hung on to earn a spot in the Oklahoma Open final qualifying fourth with a 9-8-1 record and 8,247 pinfall. He will be trying to end a six-year drought without a PBA Tour title.

Wrapping up the top five was two-time Tour winner Andres Gomez of Colombia who has already qualified fourth for the Wolf Open finals. Gomez finished the day with a 11-7 record and 8,206 pinfall.

All of the 18 match play finalists earned their spots in the Oklahoma match play rounds through their aggregate first round qualifying pinfall totals in the Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens.

This weekend’s taping schedule at the Grand Event Center begins Saturday with the Wolf Open at 11 a.m. CT; Bear Open, 2:30 p.m. and Badger Open at 5:15 p.m. Tapings continue Sunday with the Oklahoma Open at noon and Oklahoma’s Grand Resort King of the Swing at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the tapings by visiting www.grandboxoffice.com or on site at the Grand Event Center box office.

CBS Sports Network airings of the Summer Swing begin on successive Tuesday’s beginning with the Wolf Open (May 26, 8 p.m. ET), Bear Open (June 2, 9 p.m.), Badger Open (June 9, 9 p.m.) Oklahoma Open (June 16, 9 p.m.) and King of the Swing (June 23, 9 p.m.).

 

Kulick off to hot start at USBC Queens

Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, averaged more than 251 a game Thursday as she took the opening-round lead at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event.

Kulick, a two-time Queens champion, had a five-game total of 1,258 (251.6 average) to top the field of 205 of the best women bowlers in the world at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

Qualifying continues Friday with the second round and the event concludes with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. All qualifying and match play rounds will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

"The Queens is really two tournaments in one - qualifying and match play," Kulick said. "My goal is to make match play for now and then it turns more strategic once you get to match play."

Kulick fired games of 257, 245, 269, 248 and 239 on the opening squad of the day to earn the top spot. Verity Crawley of Babson Park, Florida, nearly caught Kulick on the second squad of the day but ended up second with 1,241, including a 300 game.

USBC Hall of Famer Kim Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas, sits in third place with 1,178, and Samantha Kelly of Streamwood, Illinois, was fourth with 1,145.

Brittany Smith of Des Moines, Iowa, who fired a 300 game, is tied with Laura Beuthner of Germany in fifth place with 1,140. USBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg of North Ogden, Utah, also had a 300 game and is 12th overall with 1,120.

All players will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia in match play. The player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $20,000 of the estimated $125,000 prize fund.

For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/Queens or PWBA.com. To watch qualifying and match play, visit XtraFrame.TV.


 

2015/05/13

 

England’s Dom Barrett Averages 227.6 to Earn Top Qualifying Berth For PBA Badger Open Finals

Four-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour titlist Dom Barrett of England averaged 227.6 Wednesday at FireLake Bowling Center to capture the top qualifying berth for Saturday’s stepladder finals in the PBA Badger Open.

Barrett completed qualifying with a 2,732 12-game pinfall total on the 52-foot Badger lane condition, bowling games of 192, 222, 234, 225, 237 and 234 in Wednesday’s final round.

“It feels good to get here because I haven’t been bowling well,” Barrett said. “I think I over-bowled the past few months and it has taken its toll. I took the month of April off to fix some bad habits and get in better shape and the work seems to be paying off.

“In the first two events (of the Summer Swing) I’ve been bowling good but not great but I just decided to put my head down after the first round today and went for the lead.”

Barrett topped three-time Tour winner Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., who qualified second 14-pins behind with a 2,718 pinfall total. Two-time Tour titlist Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind., who won last year’s Summer Swing Bear Open, qualified third with a 2,709 pinfall total.

The PBA Tour’s all-time titles leader, Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., qualified fourth with a 2,680 pinfall. The Hall of Famer will try to end a five-year drought without a win to extend his record to 48 titles. His 47th title came in the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

“This feels awesome,” said Williams after making it into the top five for the finals. “I’ve been struggling so much that I had second thoughts about even coming to the Summer Swing. I didn’t bowl well in the Wolf and Bear Opens but thought maybe I can make something work on the Badger pattern and just grinded it out to get here.”

Making the last qualifying spot was Shawn Maldonado of Houston, who is one of a few players on Tour who uses the unique two-handed delivery. Trying for his first PBA Tour title, he finished qualifying with a 2,675 pinfall.

The Badger Open is the third of five events that comprise the 2015 Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be televised by CBS Sports Network and will air on successive Tuesday nights beginning May 26. The Badger Open, will be taped Saturday at 5:15 p.m. CT at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center and will air June 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

With the completion of the Badger Open first round earlier in the day, the 18 spots were determined for the PBA Oklahoma Open match play rounds on Thursday. Three six-game match play rounds will be conducted at 10 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m. on each of the Summer Swing lane conditions (Wolf, Bear and Badger) at FireLake with the top five after match play advancing to the stepladder finals Sunday at noon at the Grand Event Center.

The top five heading into Oklahoma Open match play were Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,142; Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,112; Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y., 4,093; Russell, 4,026, and Barrett, 4,022.

 

Patrick Allen Leads 18 Players Into PBA Badger Open Second Round

Hoping to redeem himself after bowling a 168 in the final game of Monday’s Professional Bowlers Association Wolf Open second round to miss the stepladder finals, 13-time PBA Tour winner Patrick Allen of Mount Kisco, N.Y., led Badger Open first round qualifying Wednesday at the FireLake Bowling Center.

In the third tournament of the Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing, Allen bowled a 1,425 pinfall total (237.5 average) with games of 259, 222, 224, 223, 286 and 211 in the first round to lead 18 players into the Badger Open second round which gets underway this evening.

After this evening’s round, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center Saturday at 5:15 p.m. CT. The Badger Open will air on the CBS Sports Network Tuesday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

Allen, who was also the first round leader in the Wolf Open, is trying to win his first Tour title since the 2009 Dydo Japan Cup.

Trying to make his second telecast of the Summer Swing, Andres Gomez of Colombia finished the first round in second with a 1,399 pinfall on the 52-foot Badger lane condition, the longest of the three Summer Swing lane conditions.

Gomez, a two-time Tour winner, has already qualified fourth for the PBA Wolf Open stepladder finals which was the first event of the Summer Swing.

Rounding out the top five heading into this evening’s second round were three-time Tour winner Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., 1,396; four-time Tour winner Dom Barrett, England, 1,388, and two-time winner Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,382.

With the completion of the Badger Open first round, the 18 spots were determined for the PBA Oklahoma Open match play rounds on Thursday. Three six-game match play rounds will be conducted at 10 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m. on each of the Summer Swing lane conditions (Wolf, Bear and Badger) at FireLake with the top five advancing to the stepladder finals Sunday at noon at the Grand Event Center.

The top five heading into Oklahoma Open match play were Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,142; Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,112; Patrick Allen, 4,093; Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 4,026 and Dom Barrett, England, 4,022. Page failed to make the cut to the top 18 after losing a one-game roll-off to J.R. Raymond of Bay City, Mich., 224-148, breaking the tie for 18th place.


 

2015/05/12

 

PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke Earns Top Berth for PBA Bear Open Finals

Bowling in his 33rd year of Professional Bowlers Association competition, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., averaged 225.3 Tuesday to earn the top qualifying berth for the stepladder finals of the PBA Bear Open at FireLake Bowling Center.

Duke, who ranks third on the all-time PBA Tour win list with 38 titles, earned the top spot with a 2,704 12-game pinfall total bowling games of 198, 280, 234, 232, 212 and 215 in Tuesday evening’s final qualifying round.

“Obviously the power players got there this year which forces me to put more on the ball than I’m used to,” said the 51-year-old Duke. “To be competitive with these guys it’s a work in progress.

“I’m as confident as I’ve always been but I have to call on all the experience I have and even more to stay in the game,” he added. “I’m definitely going to have to rise to the occasion if I’m going to get No. 39.”

Duke is one of a handful of players who competes on both the PBA Tour and the PBA50 Tour for players 50 and over. In 2014, the two-time PBA Player of the Year earned both PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year honors.

Qualifying second for his second consecutive stepladder final in the Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing, five-time PBA Tour champion Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., earned the No. 2 berth finishing 45 pins behind Duke with a 2,659 pinfall total. O’Neill also earned the No. 2 spot for the Wolf Open on Monday.

One day after a 56th-place finish in the Wolf Open, two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia bounced back Tuesday to earn the No. 3 qualifying berth for the Bear Open finals finishing with a 2,651 pinfall.

Heading into the Summer Swing, Belmonte is the front-runner for a third consecutive PBA Player of the Year title, thanks to wins in the season’s first two majors, the United States Bowling Congress Masters and Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions.

Also qualifying for his second consecutive stepladder final was 15-time Tour winner Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., completing qualifying with a 2,642 pinfall. Jones qualified fifth for the Wolf Open stepladder.

Earning the fifth and final spot for the finals with a 2,609 pinfall total was Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., who will be trying for his third PBA Tour title.

The Bear Open is the second of five events that compose Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be televised by CBS Sports Network on consecutive Tuesday nights beginning with the Wolf Open on May 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The Bear Open finals will be taped Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT at the Grand Hotel Casino & Resort Event Center and will air June 2 at 9 p.m. ET.

The Summer Swing continues Wednesday with the PBA Badger Open on a 52-foot lane condition. Squad A will bowl six qualifying games at 8 a.m. and Squad B will bowl at 2 p.m. The top 18 players will bowl an additional six-game qualifying round at 7:30 p.m. to determine the Badger Open stepladder finalists.

The first six games on each of the three animal patterns will determine the 18 players who will advance to the Oklahoma Open match play rounds on Thursday. The King of the Swing field will consist of the Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open winners plus the highest player in points without winning one of the four events.

 

Jake Peters Averages 235.5 on Bear Condition to Lead PBA Bear Open First Round Qualifying

Bowling on a lane condition he’s not entirely comfortable with, Jake Peters of Henderson, Nev., averaged 235.5 on the 40-foot Professional Bowlers Association Bear lane condition to lead first round qualifying in the PBA Bear Open Tuesday at the FireLake Bowling Center.

Peters leads 18 players who advanced to Tuesday evening’s second six-game round which will determine the top five players who will advance to Saturday’s Bear Open stepladder finals to be held on the special lane installation at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Peters, whose lone PBA Tour title came in the 2013 Summer Swing Badger Open in Milwaukee, completed first round qualifying with a 1,413 six-game pinfall total behind games of 257, 234, 232, 248, 197 and 245.

“I’ve never had good success on the Bear condition, or the Wolf condition for that matter, so I was pretty nervous about bowling on those coming in here,” said Peters. “I’ve made a concentrated effort to get ready for these conditions and making the right equipment choices has been the major part of that.

“It’s paid off so far and I have the feeling that everything’s coming together,” he continued. “I hope the momentum carries into tonight’s round but in reality it’s going to feel like I’m starting over, so there’s a lot of work to do.”

Rounding out the top five after Tuesday’s first round were two-time reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia in second with 1,388; five-time Tour titlist Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 1,384; Patrick Girard of Canada, 1,377 and 15-time Tour winner Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 1,373. O’Neill and Jones are trying to make their second consecutive stepladder final after qualifying for the Wolf Open finals Monday.

The Bear Open is the second of five events that compose Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be televised by CBS Sports Network on consecutive Tuesday nights beginning with the Wolf Open on May 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The Bear Open finals will air June 2 at 9 p.m. ET.

The Bear Open is also the second of three qualifying legs in determining the field of 18 match play finalists for the Oklahoma Open. After 12 games O’Neill leads with a 2,824 pinfall total 34 pins ahead of Jones with 2,790.

 

 

 


 

2015/05/11

 

Marshall Kent Averages 240 to Earn Top Berth for PBA Wolf Open Finals

Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., the 2014 Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year, averaged 240.2 Monday at FireLake Bowling Center to earn the top berth for Saturday’s PBA Wolf Open stepladder finals.

Kent, who was ninth after the first round, completed the 12-game qualifying portion of the Wolf Open with a 2,883 pinfall total to take the top spot by 47 pins over Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. in second with 2,836. In Monday evening’s second round, Kent started slow the first game with 189 but then surged back with games of 247, 279, 249, 254 and 265 on the 32-foot Wolf lane condition.

“I got off to a slow start so I had to remind myself to concentrate on the process and not pressure myself to strike,” said Kent, who won the Saudi Arabia Kingdom International Open in 2014 for his first Tour title. “Overall I feel like I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in so I’m hoping I can put everything together for one more game in the finals.”

O’Neill, who had a very productive 2014 Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort & Hotel PBA Summer Swing in which he won the Badger Open and King of the Swing, will be trying for his sixth PBA Tour title. He finished eighth in last year’s Wolf Open and was second in 2013.

“It’s been up and down so far this year,” O’Neill said. “I just have to concentrate on not over-thinking and over-analyzing what I’m doing, but other than that I’m feeling pretty comfortable here.”

Also advancing to the stepladder finals, which will be taped at the Grand Resort Event Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, will be No. 3 qualifier Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., who will be making his first PBA Tour television appearance. Troup, who had a 2,819 pinfall, is the son of eight-time PBA Tour winner Guppy Troup.

Qualifying fourth for the finals was two-time Tour winner Andres Gomez of Colombia who finished with a 2,798 pinfall total and 15-time titlist Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C. qualified fifth with 2,790.

Patrick Allen, who led after the first round, dropped out of the top five after bowling a 168 in the final game.

The Wolf Open is the first of five events that comprise the 2015 Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be televised by CBS Sports Network and will air on successive Tuesday nights beginning May 26. The Wolf Open will air May 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

The Summer Swing continues Tuesday with the PBA Bear Open on a 40-foot lane condition. Squad B will bowl six qualifying games at 8 a.m. and Squad A will bowl at 2 p.m. The top 18 players will bowl an additional six-game qualifying round at 7:30 p.m. to determine the Bear Open stepladder finalists.

The first six games on each of the three animal patterns will determine the 18 players who will advance to the Oklahoma Open match play rounds on Thursday. The King of the Swing field will consist of the Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open winners plus the highest player in points without winning one of the four events.

 

Patrick Allen Takes First Round Lead in PBA Wolf Open

Looking to end a six-year drought without a win, 13-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour titlist Patrick Allen of Mount Kisco, N.Y., averaged 243.5 to lead after the first round of the PBA Wolf Open at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla.

Allen, whose last win came in the 2009 Dydo Japan Cup, bowled games of 257, 211, 236, 213, 268 and 276 for a 1,461 six-game pinfall total. He led a field of 18 qualifiers into Monday night’s second six-game qualifying round on the 32-foot Wolf lane conditioning pattern. Total pinfall after 12 games will determine the top five who will compete for the Wolf Open title Saturday at 11 a.m. on a special lane installation at the Grand Casino Event Center.

“I didn’t feel I bowled that great but I had a good ball reaction,” said Allen. “I’m not looking too far ahead. I think there’s going to be more of a transition to deal with in the final round so I just have to be prepared for that.”

Other players in the top five heading into Monday night’s second round were Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,440; Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,421; Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,417, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,413.

The Wolf Open is the first of five events that comprise Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Summer Swing. All five events (Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Opens plus the Grand Casino Resort King of the Swing) will be televised by CBS Sports Network and will air on successive Tuesday nights beginning May 26. The Wolf Open will air May 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

The first six games on each of the three animal patterns will determine the 18 players who will advance to the Oklahoma Open match play rounds on Thursday. The King of the Swing field will consist of the Wolf, Bear, Badger and Oklahoma Open winners plus the highest player in points without winning one of the four events.

 

 

 


 

2015/05/05

 

Mike Scroggins Wins PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open to Become Season’s First Multiple Winner

Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, won four consecutive stepladder matches to win the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday and become the season’s first two-time winner.

Scroggins defeated PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., in the championship match, 247-195, at Farmingdale Lanes to win his second PBA50 Tour title in three tournaments with his first win coming in the recent UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut.

“It’s hard to believe being here after what I’ve been through the past year,” said Scroggins, who is coming back from a nearly year-long layoff from competition because of a foot ailment. “It’s been a long road back but I can honestly say this is the best I’ve felt in about two years.

“If anyone would have told me a year ago I’d be standing here with two titles, I’d say no way,” the eight-time PBA Tour winner added. “It’s fun to be on top again.”

Just as he did in his Sun Bowl In The Villages win, Scroggins, who qualified fifth for the finals, won three consecutive matches to get to the championship match. Scroggins first beat Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., in a tight first match, 245-244, then went on to beat Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colo., in the second match, 245-206, and Ron Mohr of Las Vegas in the semifinal match, 228-179.

“I’m not sure why exactly but I thought Brian would be my toughest opponent and if I could get by him I thought I’d have a good chance to get to the championship match,” Scroggins said. “I had bowled on that pair of lanes a few times during the tournament and had a pretty good read on those lanes. I threw mostly good shots but got a few breaks on some shots I didn’t throw that well.”

In between his wins Scroggins finished 49th in last week’s Miller High Life Classic in Charlotte.

Weber, who was trying for his fourth PBA50 Tour title, has been battling back from a sluggish start to the season with 24th and 44th place finishes in the first two tournaments, but has bounced back with a third in last week’s Miller High Life Classic and his second-place finish in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open.

The tournament was named after PBA legend Johnny Petraglia who is a 14-time PBA Tour and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner. Petraglia, a Vietnam War veteran who finished 18th in the tournament, is the only player in history to win national PBA titles in six different decades.

The tournament raised approximately $50,000 to benefit the BVL, an organization which is funded exclusively by the bowling industry that provides recreational and therapeutic programs and services for America’s active duty and veteran service men and women.

The PBA50 Tour takes a break until the season’s first major, the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm, which gets underway May 31-June 5 at the Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.


 

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