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2015/12/29

 

授賞式のご報告

12月25日(金)、東京都内にて第48回内閣総理大臣杯日本プロスポーツ大賞の授賞式が行われました。

日本プロボウリング協会からは功労賞に藤元良一理事が受賞。また新人賞には、今年一年を象徴する活躍を見せた寺下智香が受賞致しました。

各プロスポーツ界で活躍した選手らとともにその功績が讃えられ、記念の盾が贈られました。


 

2015/12/27

 

Ryan Ciminelli Wins GoBowling.com Viper Championship for Third 2015 PBA Tour Title

Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., became the Professional Bowlers Association’s first three-time winner in 2015 when he defeated Thailand’s Kim Bolleby, 237-201, to win the GoBowling Viper Championship at the National Bowling Stadium and put himself into contention for 2015 PBA Player of the Year honors.

The Viper Championship, presented by Xtra Frame, was the second of four “animal pattern” championships contested during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy. The finals aired Sunday on ESPN.

Ciminelli, 29, jumped out to a 33-pin lead on the strength of three strikes and a spare while Bolleby opened in his fourth frame, and Ciminelli never gave Bolleby a chance to get back into the game.

Ciminelli got a measure of revenge over newly-crowned PBA World Champion Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., with a 245-225 victory in the semifinal round while Bolleby eliminated PBA Tour rookie Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz., 222-181, in the other semifinal match.

All four players are left-handers. It was the first all-lefty field in a PBA Tour event since 2007.

Ciminelli saw his dream of a third consecutive PBA Tour title and a second major win in 2015 when he lost to Faulkner, 247-237, in the Rolltech PBA World Championship finals on Dec. 17, so he knew a win in the Viper Championship was important if he wanted to challenge Australia’s Jason Belmonte in the Player of the Year chase. Belmonte, the 2013 and 2014 Player of the Year, staked himself to a big lead earlier in the year when he won the USBC Masters and Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, both majors.

“That was the hardest show I’ve ever been part of, knowing Player of the Year was on the line and I had to have this win,” Ciminelli said of the Viper finals. “I knew I had another chance after the World Championship even though that one was heartbreaking. I felt like I bowled one of the best games of my life in that one, but this was do-or-die.

“My legs were jello,” he added. “I was comfortable where I was playing the lane, but I was using a new ball and it didn’t feel quite right. I just kept it in play and fortunately (Bolleby) didn’t shoot a big game against me.”

Ciminelli believes his third win will make a big difference in the PBA Player of the Year voting, which will take place early in January.

“I think three titles says a lot, with one of them being the U.S. Open,” he said. “I think I had some votes before this one, but now I think I deserve it. It’s something I never thought I’d have a chance to win, so when you get the chance, you have to seize it. It could be 10 years before I ever have another chance.

“Belmo and I talked about (POY) yesterday, and he told me I would be deserving if I win, and I feel the same about him. I think he’s the best in the world, but if he doesn’t win again this year, he’ll probably win it again next year. I told him, ‘Hey, bro, I just want one.’”

PBA World Series coverage on ESPN continues with the finals of the PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner next Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. The first all-international final in PBA Tour history will feature England’s Stuart Williams vs. Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and Germany’s Pascal Winternheimer vs. Denmark’s Thomas Larsen in the semifinal round. The two winners will bowl for the Chameleon title.


 

2015/12/25

 

平野智美選手 優勝!

12月23日(火)にイーグルボウル(大阪)にて、承認大会・第14回関西ブランズウィック会プロアマフェスティバルが開催されました。

予選6G、準決勝3Gを投げて上位24名が決勝へ進出。さらい決勝3Gを投げてトータル12Gのスコアで競われ、決勝でぶっちぎりのスコアを打ち出した平野智美選手がプロや男子アマチュア選手を抑えて優勝を飾りました。


 

2015/12/20

 

Parker Bohn III Wins PBA Cheetah Championship for 35th Tour Title

Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.Y., defeated England’s Paul Moor, 210-206, to win the PBA Cheetah Championship at the National Bowling Stadium and move into sole possession of fifth place on PBA’s all-time PBA Tour titles list.

The Cheetah Championship, presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game, was the first of four “animal pattern” championships contested during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy. The finals aired Sunday on ESPN.

Bohn, a 52-year-old left-hander, survived a 6-7 split in the ninth frame and threw a strike on his first ball in the 10th after Moor failed to throw a third consecutive strike on his first shot in his 10th frame to give Bohn a chance. With his 35th career PBA Tour title, the PBA Hall of Famer broke a tie with fellow hall of famer Mark Roth for fifth place on the career titles list. He trails only Walter Ray Williams Jr. (47 titles), the late Earl Anthony (43), Norm Duke (38) and Pete Weber (37).

“I didn’t exactly make a good pass at the ball in the ninth frame,” Bohn said. “I hung up just a little bit, enough to leave the 6-7, and I said to myself, ‘Are you kidding? You just handed (Moor) the title.’ At that point, all I could do was sit on the bench and hope.

“When I left the 7 pin, I had a chance and that’s all you can ask for. I knew I needed a mark to win and the best way to get a mark is to throw a strike.”

Breaking the titles tie with Roth, Bohn said, “is something I never, ever dreamed would be possible. But no matter how many titles I win, and hopefully I’m not done, Mark Roth will still go down in history as one of the greatest bowlers who ever lived.”

Bohn barely made it into the title match, slipping past former Team USA member Andrew Cain of Phoenix, 204-203, in the semifinal round while Moor, an accomplished European player who was inducted into the United Kingdom Tenpin Bowling Hall of Fame earlier this year, threw seven strikes on his first nine attempts to eliminate Duke, a 39-time PBA Tour champion, 265-224.

PBA World Series coverage on ESPN continues with the finals of the GoBowling.com Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame next Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.

 

姫路 麗が独占!7年ぶりの三冠女王に輝きました!

本日終了したプリンスカップをもって、ポイント・賞金・アベレージの女子各ランキングが確定し、姫路 麗が三冠制覇を達成致しました。

姫路の三冠制覇は、年間3勝を挙げた2008年以来7年ぶり二度目の快挙。すべてのランキングで2位以下を大きく引き離しての達成となりました。

今年は若手から大ベテランまで幅広く活躍し、広がりを見せた女子プロボウリング界。来季も姫路の独走状態が続くのか、それとも松永裕美や吉田真由美、阿部聖水、名秋といったライバル達がストップをかけるのか。

はたまたROUND1CupLadies優勝の寺下智香や全日本女子優勝の山田 幸ら若手がさらなる快進撃を見せるのか、それとも新たなダークホース出現なるか?

公認トーナメントはしばしのお休みとなりますが、来季はどんな展開となるか、どうぞお楽しみにお待ち下さい!

 

加藤八千代、3年ぶりの大会2勝目で最年長優勝記録を更新!

望月理江と健闘を讃えあう

来季のシード権、ポイント・賞金・アベレージの各ランキング。泣いても笑ってもこれですべてが決まる、JLBCクィーンズオープンプリンスカップ。2日間にわたるアマチュア選抜にはじまり、予選8G、そしてガチンコ勝負の決勝トーナメントと、寒さも吹き飛ばす熱い戦いが繰り広げられました。

とくに実力と組合せの運がものを言う決勝トーナメントでは、予選で女王・松永裕美に迫るスコアを打ち出したプロ2年目の本間成美と、坂本詩緖里による若手人気対決や、同じく同期の名和 秋VS丹羽由香梨、所属先が同じ森 彩奈江と谷川章子のグランドボウル対決といった名勝負が見られ、一方では姫路 麗、松永といったトッププロや、大会3連覇がかかったディフェンディングチャンピオン・時本美津子らがTVファイナルを前に敗退するという大番狂わせも。

そんな先の読めない戦いを望月理江、猪口亜紀、愛甲恵子、そして加藤八千代の4名が勝ち上がり、4日間にわたる長い戦いはいよいよファイナルステージへ突入します。

準決勝は4名で1Gを投球し、スコア上位2名が決勝戦へ進出となるなか、まずは加藤が4連続ストライクから滑り出して頭一つ飛び出し、その後を望月と猪口が3フレーム目からターキーで追い、1フレーム目以降ストライクが決まらない愛甲が出遅れる展開に。

加藤が5フレーム目をオープンとしたところで、中盤は愛甲を除いてほぼ横一線に並びます。しかしここで加藤がターキーに成功し、再びトップに踊り出ました。9フレーム目に10番ピンをミスするも、加藤は再びターキーを決めて決勝戦へ一番乗りを果たします。

一方、勝負どころの8・9フレーム目を連続オープンにしてしまった猪口が脱落。

残る一席を巡る愛甲と望月の戦いは、愛甲が9フレーム目からオールウェーで追い上げるも、望月もパンチアウトで逃げ切ります。

加藤と望月の対決となった優勝決定戦、望月にとっては初優勝、加藤にとっては大会V2と最年長優勝記録を賭けた戦いに。

しかしながら加藤にとって望月は2009年にこの世を去った故・金田惠子 氏の言わば忘れ形見。

年齢、プロ入りとも年が近く、同じメーカー契約だった金田氏と生前交流の深かった加藤は、金田氏の姪っ子である望月と一緒に投げることに感慨を覚えたと語ります。

望月にとっても尊敬してやまないおばと縁の深い加藤との決勝戦は、格別の意味ある戦いだったでしょう。

しかしそれでも勝負は勝負。たった一人しか登れない頂点を賭けて、まさに今日が誕生日で33歳になったばかりの望月と、64歳の加藤による最後の一戦の幕が切って落とされました。

優勝を意識して力が入ったか、望月の1フレーム目はスプリットからのオープンに。しかしこれを引きずることなく立て直し、ワンマーク差で加藤を追います。

追われる加藤は中盤でダブルを決めて差を広げようとしますが、7フレーム目にイージーミスをしてしまいオープンに。両者ほぼ互角で終盤になだれ込みますが、加藤は今なお第一線で戦い続ける大ベテランの粘り腰を見せ、8・9フレームでダブルに成功。

7・8フレームでダブルを決めていた望月は、9フレーム目もストライクを繋げることが勝負の分かれ目と感じたものの、そのプレッシャーに負けて失投、4番ピンを残す9本カウントに。それでも10フレーム目でストライクが来ればまだ可能性を残しましたが、今度は10番ピンに嫌われてしまいました。

対する加藤は10フレーム2投目をカバーし、3投目で5本以上倒せば勝利が確定というところをスプリットで7本カウントという、少しひやりとさせられながらも勝利を掴みました。

加藤が2012年の大会で最年長優勝記録を更新して以降、同期で同い年の時本が同じプリンスカップを舞台に、2013年・2014年と連続で記録を更新してきたのはご承知の通り。そんな時本を「時本さんが前にいて、記録を更新し続ける姿を見せてくれたのが力になった」と語った加藤、見事64歳84日で再び最年長優勝記録を更新し、節目の15勝目を挙げました!

 

こちらも3年ぶりのベストアマ獲得!

吉田由美子選手

 

 【PBA Japan Regional】 DHC PBA Scorpion Open

 

向谷美咲選手


 

2015/12/19

 

 

阿部聖水

 

 

渡邊美和選手

 

 

松永裕美

 

 

長谷川万里選手

 

 【PBA Japan Regional】 DHC PBA Women's Scorpion Open

 

浦野実紅選手


 

2015/12/17

 

Memphis’ Gary Faulkner Jr. Wins First Title in Rolltech PBA World Championship

Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., making his first professional television appearance, defeated top qualifier EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 216-178, to win Rolltech Professional Bowlers Association World Championship Thursday at the National Bowling Stadium. He became the second African American in the PBA’s 57-year history to win a Tour title.

The PBA World Championship, the crown jewel of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy, was the culmination of 66 games of qualifying and match play contested on five different lane conditions. The finals aired live on ESPN.

Faulkner, a 25-year-old third-year PBA member, qualified third for the World Championship finals and won three straight matches to join George Branham III of Indianapolis as the PBA’s only African American titlists. Branham, now retired, won five times including the 1986 Brunswick Memorial World Open and the 1993 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Faulkner, who threw two bad shots in three games, threw six strikes on his first eight attempts while Tackett, the only right-hander in the finals, left three splits in his first five frames to fall behind by 49 pins, and Faulkner never gave him an opening.

“The first shot I was nervous, but after that I didn’t think about anything,” Faulkner said. “My mind was free. I didn’t watch the other guys. I don’t show a lot of emotions. My goal is always to win; I didn’t come here to lose.

“Over the past year, I felt it coming. I was making small mistakes, but I’d go home and check my stats and fix my mistakes. Those small pins add up over time. I knew I could do it. I visualized it. I had maybe a half hour of nervousness, but I took a nap and came over here to bowl, and that was it.”

Faulkner said he never saw Branham bowl, but he was aware he had a chance to become the second African American titlist.

“That’s definitely one thing I tried not to think about, but it’s amazing. To be honest, what I did think about is I wanted to shoot 300 on TV.”

Faulkner, who anchored Webber International University to the 2012 Intercollegiate Team Championship, won his way into the title match with a 247-237 victory over Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., derailing Ciminelli’s bid to become the first player to win three consecutive PBA titles on American soil since PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia accomplished that feat in 1971. Ciminelli also was trying for his third title of the year and back-to-back majors after winning the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open in November.

Faulkner, in his first game on television, started game two with 10 strikes on his first 11 shots, running away to a 262-218 win over Norton, who left single pins four times that prevented him from stringing the strikes he needed to keep up. Faulkner started the semifinal match with a spare and four strikes while Ciminelli struck only once in the first five frames to fall into a 31-pin deficit he couldn’t overcome despite rallying with a string of five strikes starting in the sixth frame. Faulkner clinched the win by converting a 7 pin in the 10th frame.

In the first match, Norton bowled an error-free game in defeating Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., 215-202. Page left a 7-10 split in the fourth frame and a 3-6-7 split in the sixth, failing to convert both, and couldn’t recover from the open frames.

PBA World Series coverage on ESPN continues with the finals of the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.


 

2015/12/16

 

Bohn Survives Two Rolloffs in Round of 8 to Advance PBA Scorpion Championship Finals

PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., survived two rolloffs, including one in the fifth and final game of the best-of-five single-elimination Round of 8 match of the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA Wednesday to advance to his second GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy PBA Tour animal pattern final at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

Bohn, who is tied for fifth with Mark Roth on the all-time PBA Tour titles list with 34 wins, defeated 18-year-old Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas 3-2 (264-246, 192-259, 226-237, 196-196, 247-247). He won a five-frame rolloff in the fourth game to stay alive and then survived a three-frame rolloff in the final game to win the match.

“If you can imagine having to bear down even more for a rolloff than a match in general, that’s what you have to do,” Bohn said. “I’ve won some and lost some but you really have to concentrate on not letting it slip away because unlike in a game, in sudden death there’s not another shot behind it.”

It was Bohn’s second animal pattern final after having qualified for the Cheetah Championship final earlier in the day.

Also advancing was Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kan. who defeated four-time winner Dom Barrett of England 3-0 (206-162, 234-208, 222-222). Waliczek will be trying for his third Tour title and first since 2003.

Jason Sterner of Covington, Ga., trying for his second title, defeated Rolltech PBA World Championship top qualifier EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 3-1 (198-173, 192-205, 256-219, 238-233).

Jon VanHees of Charlestown, R.I. defeated two-time Tour winner Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich. 3-2 (194-206, 244-228, 226-218, 191-235, 268-259). VanHees is trying for his first PBA Tour title.

The Scorpion Championship finals will be taped Friday at 7 p.m. PT at the National Bowling Stadium and will air Sunday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

 

All International Final in Chameleon Championship Marks PBA Tour First

Four Europeans qualified for the finals of the PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium marking the first time in PBA Tour history a televised final will consist of four international players.

In the third animal pattern lane condition Tour event of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy, players from Germany, England, Denmark and Sweden will compete in the ESPN taping of the Chameleon Championship Friday at 5:15 p.m. PT The show will air Sunday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. ET.

In a nail biter, Stuart Williams of England won his best-of-five single-elimination match 3-2 (230-257, 243-235, 220-255, 223-182, 202-200) with the last game coming down to the 10th frame. Williams, who is trying for his second PBA Tour title, needed a nine-count on his final ball and threw a strike to squeak by Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz. in the last game.

“I thought if I could win one of the first two games I could stay in the match,” Williams said. “In that last game my experience with adjusting to the transition of the lane condition probably gave me the edge.

“I was bowling pretty well but it seemed like I just couldn’t get the ball through the pins,” said Williams who just missed making the Rolltech PBA World Championship finals finishing sixth. “I was in the top five for most of the tournament so it was a little bit of a tough pill to swallow. After the World Championship I was feeling sorry for myself a little but I knew I’d have to change my attitude.”

Two-time Tour winner Thomas Larsen of Denmark defeated three time Tour winner Scott Norton, 3-2 (235-237, 191-226, 279-226, 227-199, 214-193) to advance to the final.

Bowling in his first World Series of Bowling, Pascal Winternheimer of Germany, beat seven-time Tour winner Bill O'Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 3-1 (234-246, 248-215, 225-216, 258-257). Two-handed lefthander Jesper Svensson of Sweden swept his match, 3-0 (300-188, 248-212, 258-225) against Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C. 

 

Rolltech PBA World Championship Finalists Ciminelli, Faulkner Advance to Viper Championship Finals

Rolltech PBA World Championship finalists Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. and Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., won Round of 8 matches Wednesday to advance to the ESPN telecast finals of the GoBowling.com PBA Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame at the National Bowling Stadium.

Ciminelli, trying for his fifth PBA Tour title and second major of the season in the World Championship, defeated nine-time Tour champion Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., in three straight games (223-214, 256-203, 248-215) in the best-of-five game single-elimination contest which will be taped Friday at 3:30 p.m. PT and will air Sunday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. ET.

“I’ve gotten better at setting new goals because that’s what successful people do,” said Ciminelli, who made his second World Series of Bowling telecast. “I’m concentrating on reaching one goal and then reaching higher for the next one.”

Ciminelli, who has won two titles this season, captured the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open title in November for his first major title.

Faulkner also qualified for his second World Series telecast by sweeping Joonas Jehkinen of Finland 3-0 (201-180, 246-227, 255-228).

Faulkner, a former collegiate standout at Webber International University, qualified third for the World Championship. He will have the opportunity to become only the second African American to win a PBA Tour title. Five-time Tour winner George Branham III is the only African American Tour winner.

“I’ve had some runs before but obviously the intensity level is much higher at an event like this,” Faulkner said. “I’m doing a better job of analyzing my weaknesses and learning from my mistakes, which is very important when you’re bowling on so many different conditions and I like where everything is at with my game right now.”

Kim Bolleby entered his name into the PBA record book by becoming the first player from Thailand to make a PBA Tour telecast. He defeated two-handed player Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C. 3-2, (217-195, 212-246, 226-209, 184-226, 248-180).

Also advancing was Jakob Butturff of Chandler Ariz. who beat Warren Crawford of McKinleyville, Calif., 3-0 (230-193, 224-197, 218-179).

The crown jewel of the GEICO PBA World of Series VII presented by Silver Legacy will be Thursday’s live ESPN telecast from the National Bowling Stadium at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The first prime time weekday evening telecast in 14 years will involve top qualifier EJ Tackett’s bid for his first major championship, No. 2 qualifier in addition to Ciminelli’s bid to become the first PBA player in 44 years to win three consecutive PBA Tour titles, and Faulkner’s bid to become the second African-American player to win a PBA Tour title.

 

Hall of Famers Bohn and Duke Advance to Cheetah Championship Finals

Two of PBA’s all-time greats proved they still have gas in the tank on the PBA Tour as Hall of Famers Norm Duke and Parker Bohn III advanced to the finals of the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Also advancing were PBA Tour titlist Paul Moor of England and Former collegiate standout, Team USA member and former USBC president Andrew Cain of Phoenix.

Duke, who ranks third on the all-time win list with 38 titles, defeated PBA50 Tour standout Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 3-0, in the best of five-game single elimination Round of 8 (257-246, 267-226, 216-202).

“The World Series was kind of disappointing for me but I salvaged something here making the Cheetah finals,” Duke said. “I was bowling just good enough to bowl myself out of the top 24 (for match play). It seemed like I was always down early in a round or even a game and had to struggle back but on the Cheetah condition the condition kind of developed to my advantage.”

Bohn, who ranks tied for fifth on the all-time list with Mark Roth with 34 titles, defeated Wayne Garber of Modesto, Calif., 3-0 to advance to the finals (246-193, 259-224, 258-205).

“It’s going to be filled with a lot of memories bowling in a final with Norm,” said Bohn, who has competed on Tour with Duke for more than a quarter-century. “Norm and I have our AARP cards but we’re going to give these young guys a run.”

Both Duke and Bohn compete on the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour for players 50 years and older.

“Eventually there’s going to be a last tournament for us on the PBA Tour but this isn’t going to be it,” Duke added.

Moor, trying for his second PBA Tour title and first in the U.S., also swept his best of five match beating three-time Tour winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind. 3-0 (279-247, 298-247, 224-214). Moor’s first title came in the Ballmaster Open World Bowling Tour event back in January.

Former collegiate standout, Team USA member and USBC president Andrew Cain of Phoenix rounded out the top four. A two-time PBA regional titlist, he won his match 3-1 against three-time Tour winner Rhino Page (214-160, 224-255, 247-213, 224-179).

The finals for the Cheetah Championship, the first animal pattern event of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling presented by Silver Legacy will be taped Friday at 1 p.m. The show will air this Sunday on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET.

The crown jewel of the GEICO PBA World of Series VII presented by Silver Legacy will be Thursday’s live ESPN telecast of the Rolltech PBA World Championship from the National Bowling Stadium at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The first prime time weekday evening telecast in 14 years will involve top qualifier EJ Tackett’s bid for his first major championship, No. 2 qualifier Ryan Ciminelli’s bid to become the first PBA player in 44 years to win three consecutive PBA Tour titles, and Gary Faulkner Jr.’s bid to become the second African-American player to win a PBA Tour title.


 

2015/12/15

 

Rolltech PBA World Championship Top Qualifier EJ Tackett Advances to PBA Scorpion Championship Round of 8

Rolltech PBA World Championship top qualifier EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., survived a see-saw Round of 16 best-of-five single-elimination match against nine-time Tour winner Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., to advance to Wednesday’s Round of 8 in the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA.

Tackett won the final two games of the match to win the match, 3-2, at the National Bowling Stadium to make his first Round of 8 berth in a GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy animal pattern event.

In the final game of the match both players were strike for strike through the middle of the final game but Tackett was able to pull away at the end to win 247-216.

“I changed balls twice in the second game because I had to figure something out,” said Tackett, who earned PBA Rookie of the Year honors in 2013 and won the Xtra Frame Lubbock Open earlier this season for his first PBA Tour title. “I finally found a ball that gave me a good consistent reaction so it was a matter of getting the pin carry. I was able to make some minor hand adjustments and was fortunate to get a string of strikes in the last game to win the match.”

Other players advancing from the Round of 16 were: Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-2; John VanHees, Charleston, R.I., 3-2, Dom Barrett, England, 3-2; Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 3-1; Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3-1; Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 3-1, and Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3-2.

Wednesday’s Scorpion Championship match ups will be: Bohn vs. Simonsen; Sterner vs. Tackett; Smallwood vs. VanHees, and Waliczek vs. Barrett.

As top qualifier for the World Championship stepladder finals which will air Thursday live on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) from the National Bowling Stadium, Tackett will bowl one match for the title. The four other finalists are Ryan Ciminelli, Gary Faulkner Jr., Scott Norton and Rhino Page.

With the conclusion Scorpion Championship Round of 16, the Round of 8 match ups for all four of the PBA Tour animal pattern lane condition tournaments have been determined.

All of the animal pattern championship Round of 8 matches – Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion –will be part of a super Wednesday on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame with live coverage of who makes the final four for each telecast.

Round of 8 action begins at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday with the Cheetah Championship and will be followed by the Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships and will determine the four players who will advance to the ESPN tapings of the animal pattern events on Friday.

The 24 players competing in today’s match play rounds advanced from Scorpion Championship qualifying conducted last Friday.

藤井信人 Round of 16 敗退、$1,400獲得
Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., def. Nobuhito Fujii, Japan, 3-2 (199-225, 203-226, 257-202, 208-186, 257-249).

 

Adjustments Productive for Bill O’Neill As He Advances to PBA Chameleon Championship Final Eight

Since winning two events during the PBA Summer Swing last May, seven-time PBA Tour champion Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. has been generally happy with his productivity this season.

The winner of the PBA Grand Oklahoma Open and King of the Swing non-title event, won his PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com Round of 16 match in three straight games Tuesday against Rolltech PBA World Championship top qualifier EJ Tackett at the National Bowling Stadium to advance to Wednesday’s Round of eight moving a step closer to a berth in the finals. O’Neill beat Tackett 275-218, 254-173, 237-170.

“As I get a little further in my career I’m having to adjust my game so that I’m throwing the ball straighter and from the outside of the lane,” said the 34-year-old O’Neill who also teamed with Shannon O’Keefe to win the Xtra Frame Mixed Doubles event later in the summer. “I can’t hook it like I used to so I’m just trying to find another way to get it done and it’s working pretty well for me.

“Rather than complain about it, it’s my job to correct it and I’ve found the answer by playing straighter from the outside of the lane using a ball with more surface.

“So far it’s been an up and down World Series,” he added. “Qualifying went pretty well but I got into a funk in match play the last day and a half. I let some opportunities go but I think I’m getting things worked out now.”

The Round of 16 featured six international players with four advancing to the Round of 8. In the battle of the Larsen’s, Thomas, of Denmark, defeated Martin, of Sweden, 3-0; Stuart Williams, England beat Patrick Girard, Canada, 3-2; Pascal Winternheimer, Germany defeated Chris Drewes, Wichita, Kan., 3-0, and Jesper Svensson, Sweden beat Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3-0.

Also advancing to the Round of 8 were Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz. after defeating World Championship finalist Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3-1; Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C. beat Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 3-1 and Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif. beat Warren Crawford, McKinleyville, Calif., 3-2.

Wednesday’s Chameleon Championship match ups will be: Troup vs. Svensson; Butturff vs. Williams; Thomas Larsen vs. Norton and O’Neill vs. Winternheimer.

The 24 players competing in today’s match play rounds advanced from Chameleon Championship qualifying conducted last Thursday.

All the pattern championship Round of 8 matches will be part of a super Wednesday on PBA’s online bowing channel Xtra Frame with live coverage of who makes the final four for each telecast.

The top four players will advance to the ESPN taping of the Chameleon Championship scheduled for 5:15 p.m. PT Friday at the National Bowling Stadium. The Chameleon Championship telecast will air at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 3.

GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy action continues this afternoon with Round of 24 and Round of 16 matches for the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT.


 

2015/12/14

 

Rash Outlasts Williams Jr. in Best-of-Five Match to Advance to PBA Viper Championship Final Eight

In a hard-fought Round of 16 best-of-five single elimination match against PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., former PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., was one of eight players who advanced to the Round of 8 in the GoBowling.com PBA Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame Monday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Rash had a 2-1 lead before Williams tied it up with a 279-225 win in the fourth game to force a game five. Needing a nine-count, spare and strike in the 10th, Rash struck on the first ball in the 10th to seal the match winning the final game 259-237.

“I’m exhausted,” said the nine-time Tour winner. “Not just from this match, but the whole World Series seems like it’s been a nail-biter for me.

“It’s just an honor to be in a match with guys you look up to like Walter,” Rash added. “When you bowl matches against the best and win it’s always special.”

Earlier in the day Rash lost in a best-of-five Round of 16 match in the Cheetah Championship to Eugene McCune.

One of the sport’s emerging stars Kyle Troup, the son of flamboyant eight-time PBA Tour winner Guppy Troup, advanced to the Round of 8 by sweeping his best-of-five match against Stuart Williams of England.

Troup, who won the PBA Wolf Open for his first PBA Tour title earlier this season, relied on some older technology and an outside line to the pocket for his success.

“When I’m going head-to-head on a condition like the Viper I like to throw the ball straighter from the outside of the lane which helps me repeat shots more,” Troup said. “Going to a urethane ball and playing the outside on a condition like the Viper usually works the best for me.”

Also advancing to the Round of 8 were: Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 3-1; Jakob Butturff, 3-1; Jonas Jehkinen, Finland, 3-0; Warren Crawford, McKinleyville, Calif., 3-0; and Rolltech PBA World Championship finalists Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3-1, and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 3-1

Wednesday’s Viper Championship match ups will be: Rash vs. Ciminelli, Jehkinen vs. Faulkner, Crawford vs. Butturff and Troup vs. Bolleby.

All the pattern championship Round of 8 matches will be part of a super Wednesday on Xtra Frame with live coverage of who makes the final four for each telecast.

The 24 players competing in today’s match play rounds advanced from Viper Championship qualifying conducted last Wednesday.

The top four players will advance to the ESPN taping of the Viper Championship scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PT Friday. The Viper Championship telecast will air at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Dec. 27.

GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling presented by Silver Legacy action continues Tuesday with Round of 24 and Round of 16 matches for the PBA Chameleon Championship presented HotelPlanner.com and PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA beginning at 10 a.m. PT.

中村太亮 Round of 24 敗退、$800獲得
Kim Bolleby, Thailand def. Daisuke Nakamura, Japan, 3-2 (290-162, 214-255, 234-225, 195-207, 224-175).


 

Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III Among PBA Cheetah Championship Final Eight

From a match play field of 24 made up of a mix of Hall of Famers, PBA Tour and international stars in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game, eight players advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal rounds at the National Bowling Stadium Monday.

In Monday’s Round of 16, PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J. made short work of his best-of-five game single-elimination match against fellow Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., winning in three straight games (290-234, 276-225, 247-225). Between games one and two Bohn had 18 consecutive strikes.

“The scoreboard says “X” but I’m always looking for the perfect strike,” said Bohn, who currently ranks tied for fifth with legend Mark Roth on the all-time PBA Tour win list with 34 titles. “On a condition like the Cheetah, I believe my long arm swing is an advantage because it enables me to get the ball farther down the lane to keep it on line. I don’t need to give the ball a violent amount of rotation to react.

“In this format, a game plan or strategy comes into play every match,” Bohn added. “I’m going to play the (lane condition) pattern the way I feel I need to and just have the confidence that I make the right decisions and adjustments along the way.”

Also advancing to the Round of 8 were Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., (3-1), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, Ariz. (3-1), Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif. (3-1), Ron Mohr, Las Vegas (3-2), Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., (3-2) and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., (3-2). When the day started six international players were in the field but only Paul Moor of England advanced winning his match against Patrick Girard of Canada 3-0.

Wednesday’s Cheetah Championship match ups will be: Cain vs. Page, Garber vs. Bohn, Mohr vs. Duke and McCune vs. Moor. All the pattern championship Round of 8 matches will be part of a super Wednesday on Xtra Frame with live coverage of who makes the final four.

The 24 players competing in today’s match play rounds advanced from Cheetah Championship qualifying conducted last Tuesday.

The top four players will advance to the ESPN taping of the Cheetah Championship scheduled for 1 p.m. PT Friday. The Cheetah Championship telecast will air at 1 p.m. ET this Sunday.

Round of 24 and Round of 16 matches for the GoBowling.com Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame will get underway later this afternoon.


 

2015/12/13

 

Indiana’s EJ Tackett Earns Top Berth for Rolltech PBA World Championship Finals

EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., made a late final match play round run to capture the top qualifying position for the stepladder finals of the Rolltech PBA World Championship Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium.

The 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year compiled a 16-8 match play record and 66-game 15,589 overall pinfall, including bonus pins, to edge out No. 2 qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who finished with 15,517 pins and 15-9 match play record.

Tackett, the lone righthander, and lefthanders Ciminelli, Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., will return for the live World Championship ESPN stepladder finals Thursday at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The World Championship is the fourth and final major championship of the PBA’s 2015 season.

Tackett, who won the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Open for his first PBA Tour title earlier this year, put together a 6-2 record in Sunday’s final match play round with games of 221, 243, 205, 215, 234, 224, 279 and 199. Overall for the tournament, which was conducted on five different PBA lane conditions – Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and World Championship – Tackett averaged 228.92.

“It’s been a special week so far,” said Tackett, who as top qualifier for the stepladder final will have to bowl only one match for the title. “These kinds of weeks don’t come around often but I’ve been here before and now it’s time to take everything I’ve learned and do the best I can which hopefully will be good enough.

“On all the conditions I was throwing the ball well,” he added. “To be safe I drilled up a few balls after the cashers’ round to be ready for match play but for the most part I was letting the changing lane conditions come to me. It seemed I was always bowling best at the end of a round or end of a game.”

Ciminelli, a four-time Tour winner, is trying for his third win of the season and second major after winning the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open in November.

Faulkner, a former collegiate standout at Webber International University, earned the No. 3 qualifying position with a 15,343 pinfall total and 14-9-1 match play record over the three match play rounds.

Faulkner will have the opportunity to become only the second African American PBA Tour champion. George Branham III, a five-time Tour winner is the Tour’s only African American titlist. Now retired, his last win came in the 1996 Cleveland Open.

Faulkner was a member of the Webber International men’s International Collegiate Championship winning team in 2012 and earned MVP honors in 2013 when the team finished third. He owns one PBA regional title and has a best PBA Tour finish of 22nd which came in the 2015 PBA Bear Open.

“It’s a dream come true to get here,” said the 25-year-old Faulkner. “Everyone dreams about a moment like this. I just had to keep from thinking too far ahead and stay in the moment. If I had a bad game or threw a bad shot I just let it go.”

Norton, the No. 4 qualifier, finished with a 15,331 pinfall and 15-9 record in match play. He will be trying for his fourth title and first major.

Page, also trying for his fourth title, was sixth going into the final position round match, but beat Stuart Williams of England 209-193 to take the fifth and final stepladder spot. Page finished with 15,266 pins a 14-10 record.

Tickets are still available for the World Championship finals which will be available at the door or in advance by ordering on pba.com.

The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy returns to action Monday with best-of-five-single elimination match play rounds of the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game and GoBowling.com Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

 

Ciminelli Maintains Lead in Rolltech PBA World Championship After Two Match Play Rounds

With one more eight-game match play round remaining, four-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., won 11 of his 16 matches to hold a 42-pin lead heading into this afternoon’s final round of match play in the Rolltech PBA World Championship at the National Bowling Stadium.

After a 7-1 record in the first round, Ciminelli found the going a little tougher in the second round grinding out a 4-4 record and bowling games of 269, 227, 198, 231, 183, 234, 234 and 205 for a 222.62 average, after averaging 241.5 in the first round.

Ciminelli, who leads with a 13,631 pinfall including bonus pins after 58 games, is trying for his third win of the season and second major after winning the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open in November.

Trailing Ciminelli in second but gaining ground was 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., with 13,589 pins. He has a 10-6 match play record after two rounds.

Collegiate standout Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., gained a position finishing the round in third. He has compiled a 10-5-1 record after two rounds and has 13,448 pins.

Faulkner was a member of the Webber International men’s International Collegiate Championship team in 2012 and earned MVP honors in 2013 when the team finished third. He owns one PBA regional title and has a best PBA Tour finish of 22nd which came in the 2015 PBA Bear Open.

Three-time Tour winner Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., moved into fourth with an 11-5 match play record and 13,419 pinfall.

Stuart Williams of England, who owns one Tour title, held on to fifth place with a 13,417 pinfall despite going 3-5 today and finishing with 7-9 record after two rounds.

The final eight-game match play round will take place this afternoon at 5 p.m. PT. A total of 66 games of qualifying and match play on five different lane conditions will determine the five player stepladder finalists who will return for the live ESPN finals at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) Thursday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Tickets are still available for the World Championship finals at the door or in advance by ordering on pba.com.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results are also posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

 

Korea's Jung wins Masters at 2015 WBWC


 

2015/12/12

 

Ciminelli Surges Into Rolltech PBA World Championship Lead With 7-1 Record and 241.5 Average in First Match Play Round

Compiling a 7-1 match play record and averaging 241.5, Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., surged into the lead after the first round of match play in the Rolltech PBA World Championship Saturday at the National Bowling Stadium.

The four-time Tour winner, with two wins this season including the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open for his first major, had games of 237, 244, 250, 238, 259, 241, 217, 246 in the first match play round.

“This is the highest block I’ve had all week which has really been a boost for my confidence, said Ciminelli. “I just kept getting more and more comfortable and everything just fell into place. I need to keep riding the wave for another day.

“To win seven matches tonight was really phenomenal,” he added. “I was able to score well and win matches which is always a bonus. Going forward I think it’s going to be all about winning matches. I don’t think I’ll need to average 240, just string strikes when I can and stay in the matches.”

Overall, after 50 games, which included the qualifying rounds of the PBA animal pattern tournaments in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy, and today’s six game cashers’ round on the World Championship lane condition earlier in the day, Ciminelli led with an 11,730 overall pinfall total including bonus pins. Bowling on five different PBA lane conditions – Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and World Championship – he’s averaging 230.4.

“This is the most consistent I’ve been,” Ciminelli said. “It seems like my experience in the World Series has been all or nothing, but coming in here with two wins including my first major, my confidence is still fresh.”

Trailing Ciminelli was 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., in second with 11,558 pins and a 5-3 match play record. One-time Tour winner Stuart Williams of England dropped to third after holding the lead after the cashers’ round, going 4-4 in match play and finishing with a 11,515 pinfall. Rounding out the top five were Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., 6-2, and 11,471 pins and Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz., who had an excellent round going 7-1 in match play and finishing with 11,449 pins.

Dom Barrett of England, who won the World Championship in October of 2013 and is the lone past champion making the top 24, finished with 11,218 moving from 22nd to 11th with the help of a 5-3 match play record.

Seven countries are represented in World Championship match play which include England, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Colombia, Australia and the U.S.

The 24 match play finalists will return Sunday for two more eight-game rounds at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT which will determine the top five players for the live World Championship finals to be telecast Thursday on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

 

Team USA wins gold at 2015 WBWC

 

山田 幸、ルーキーイヤーに史上最年少で全日本制覇!

ラスト投球は笑顔で

すべてのプロボウラーにとって憧れであり、最高のタイトルと言って過言ではない全日本女子プロボウリング選手権大会は同時に、今季最終戦のプリンスカップを控えて、来季のシード権や各ランキング争いにとっても重要な一戦。

毎年様々なドラマや記録が生まれるこの大会は、やはり今年も劇的な結末を迎えることとなりました。

今年は男子大会と同じく3パターンのレーンコンディションが採用され、ロング・ショート・ミドルすべてに対応できる引き出しの多さが求められる大会となりましたが、上位陣は大きく乱れることもなく、安定した強さを見せます。

なかでも別格の存在だったのは、予選後半から首位を独走した姫路 麗。「今季は怖いくらい絶好調」と語った通り、今季4勝を挙げ、最終戦を残した状態ですでにポイントランキングはトップが確定。賞金、アベレージも現在トップを独走し三冠女王を目前にする姫路は、2位に100ピン以上の差を付けて決勝ステップラダー一番乗りを果たします。

そんな姫路の背中を追い続けたのが、今年5月に2位の成績でプロテストに合格した弱冠20歳の新人・山田 幸。そして準決勝で猛チャージをかけ、山田を追い抜いた松永裕美。さらに吉田真由美が予選8位から追い上げて最後の一席をもぎ取り、女王3名とピカピカのルーキーという顔ぶれで決勝ステップラダーが始まりました。

吉田と山田による初戦の4位決定戦は、山田が5連続ストライクでスタート。山田と所属先を同じくする和田秀和が先の全日本男子で4位に終わったことから、「たとえここで負けても(和田と)同じ4位」と必要以上に気負わず、天真爛漫に投げる山田に対し、11勝の記録を持ちながら全日本のタイトルはいまだ獲得していない吉田は、リードを取られた状態で勝負に出ましたが裏目に出て、2度のスプリットを出して撃沈。

3位決定戦は山田と松永の顔合わせとなりました。

史上2人目の全日本3連覇をかけて挑む松永は滑り出しにストライクが来ず、山田が先行します。しかし三冠女王の経歴を持つ松永がそのままあっさり引き下がる筈もなく、3フレーム目からはバチバチのストライク合戦に突入。両者8連続ストライクを決めたところで、わずか4ピン差で山田が逃げ越して松永の3連覇を阻みました。

全日本方式ステップラダーでは、トップシードが負けた場合は0スタートの再優勝決定戦で勝敗が確定する為、勝ち上がりの山田が優勝するにはトップシードを二度倒さなければなりません。しかもその相手はあの姫路。押しも押されぬJPBAのトッププロを相手に、ルーキーには荷の重い戦いなのではと思われますが、すでに勝ち負けを超越して自分のボウリングを楽しんでいる山田にとってはプレッシャーなどどこ吹く風。勝利の女神さえ味方に引き込み、中盤まで姫路にワンマーク差をつけられながらも8フレーム目からオールウェーを決めて逆転します。

居並ぶ女王達を相手にここまで勝ったのだから、相手は追い込まれるほど強くなる姫路だから。さすがに山田の勢いもそろそろ失速するのでは?という予想と、この勢いで山田が最後まで突っ走るのではという予想。様々な予測が渦巻くなか始まった再優勝決定戦は、左レーンに捕まってしまいダブル以上に繋げられない姫路をよそに、山田が1フレーム目から7連続ストライクに成功。

3年前の全日本でTV生中継パーフェクトを達成した姫路の再現なるか?と期待が高まりましたが、山田自身もさすがにパーフェクトを意識して、力を抜いて投げようとしたところ10番ピンを残す9本カウントに。

しかしこれで心折れることもなく、8フレーム目をスペア、勝負どころの9フレーム目をストライクと繋ぎ、なんと姫路の最終フレームを待たずに優勝を決めてしまいました。

今大会は時本美津子がパーフェクト最年長記録を更新する一方、山田が20歳146日で全日本優勝の史上最年少記録を塗り替えるなど、女子プロボウリングの広がりを見る思いがする大会となりました。

決勝ステップラダー4Gトータル1,000ピンを越える強さで吉田・松永・姫路という三大巨頭に完勝し、初優勝・初タイトルを全日本という檜舞台で遂げた山田や、10月のROUND1CupLadiesで初優勝した寺下に続く新世代ヒロインが新たに誕生するか。女王と呼ばれる者達が若手の台頭に奮起するか。残る一戦、プリンスカップも目が離せない展開になりそうです!

 

 

姫路 麗


 

2015/12/11

 

Texas Teen Simonsen Leads Scorpion Qualifiers; Williams Tops PBA World Championship Standings

Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, has a chance to tie Norm Duke’s record as the youngest bowler in history to win a Professional Bowlers Association Tour title, after leading qualifying in the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno-Tahoe USA Friday at the National Bowling Stadium, and advancing into the cashers’ round of the Rolltech PBA World Championship.

Simonsen, a two-handed player, averaged 241.2 for his nine games on the PBA’s Scorpion lane condition Friday behind games of 216, 279, 226, 233, 217, 233, 290, 240 and 237. His 2,171 total led the top 24 qualifiers into the five-game Scorpion Championship match play elimination rounds on Tuesday.

In the interim, Simonsen has a chance to win his first PBA Tour title if he can reach stepladder finals of the Rolltech PBA World Championship which will be televised live on ESPN next Thursday. As the 25th qualifier heading into the World Championship cashers’ and match play rounds Saturday and Sunday, he has work to do to qualify among the top five TV finalists, but a title on Thursday would match Duke’s youngest titlist record at age 18 years, 345 days, which Duke set when he won the 1983 Cleveland Open.

“That’s a little extra flame for my fire,” Simonsen said Friday after overtaking Japan’s Nobuhito Fujii for the Scorpion lead by 49 pins.

“The first couple of days at the World Series weren’t very good physically, and yesterday I missed the match play cut (in the Chameleon Championship) by a pin,” Simonsen said. “That was disappointing and gave me a little more fuel today. I had a number in mind I wanted to post today to get me into the World Championship field, and I exceeded that.

“Whether or not I can get the youngest title might bother me for a while, but I’m here to bowl for a title, period. It doesn’t matter whether I’m 60 or whatever.”

If Simonsen can’t tie Duke’s record on Thursday, he has a chance to become the second-oldest titlist if he can win the Scorpion Championship and, if that doesn’t happen, Simonsen and partner Connor Pickford of Charlotte, N.C., are top qualifiers for the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship that will be decided next Saturday.

Among the 60 players standing in Simonsen’s way in the World Championship field is England’s Stuart Williams, who won his first and only PBA Tour title in the 2011 Viper Championship in Las Vegas. Williams joined an elite group of players who have qualified among the top 24 match play finalists in all four animal pattern events in the seven-year history of the WSOB, and by doing so, he rolled into the 36-game Rolltech PBA World Championship qualifying lead.

Williams qualified 14th in Friday’s Scorpion round, the final “animal pattern” qualifying leg leading into the PBA World Championship, for an overall total of 8,407 pins – a 233.5 average for 36 games in the four qualifying legs. WSOB VII is easily his best World Series performance since being one of the first international players to bowl in the inaugural WSOB in Detroit in 2009.

“I’m ecstatic,” the 34-year-old Williams said. “(The Scorpion) was definitely my weakest pattern so to be 221 pins over (a 200 average) today was great.

“It’s the most consistent World Series I’ve ever had. I tend to make my preparations for the year around the World Series, and I’ve previously had good results for two or three days, but never all four,” he added. “The key all week has been patience. I look at it like it’s a 36-game tournament, not four nine-game tournaments, so the key is to avoid the really big low games.”

Trailing Williams in World Championship qualifying was 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., with 8,259 pins. Two-time 2015 titlist Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., qualified third with 8,172 pins followed by Patrick Girard of Canada with 8,134 pins and Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif., with an 8,111 total.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, completing his debut in professional bowling competition, had his most trying round on Friday’s Scorpion lane condition, averaging 181 for a nine-game total of 1,629 pins. For his 36 games on the four animal pattern lane conditions, the 23-year-old Betts averaged 190.

“It was fun, but after going through it, I have a whole new respect for what players go through to make it to the television finals,” Betts said. “For me, the toughest part of it was the mental side. You have to know what kind of adjustments to make within the first couple of frames. I didn’t know what to do, and it showed. But hopefully I’ll have a chance to come back next year, and if I do, I’ll practice more and figure it out.”

Saturday’s GEICO WSOB VII competition features the top 61 World Championship qualifiers bowling a six-game cashers’ round. Based on 42-game totals, the top 24 players will bowl World Championship head-to-head match play rounds Saturday at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday at 1 and 8 p.m. ET. After 66 games of qualifying and match play, the top five will compete in the live ESPN stepladder finals on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT for the $60,000 first prize and the PBA’s final major championship title of 2015.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

2位 藤井信人 best-of-five single elimination match play 進出

57位 川添奨太, 64位 斉藤茂雄, 149位 土屋佑佳, 171位 日置秀一, 179位 中村太亮, 182位 Pat Nolan, 197位 吉田樹弐亜 , 223位 鈴木晶子

Rolltech PBA World Championship 成績

  67位 中村太亮, 79位 藤井信人, 93位 川添奨太, 130位 斉藤茂雄, 144位 日置秀一, 168位 土屋佑佳, 170位 Pat Nolan, 205位 吉田樹弐亜, 217位 鈴木晶子

 

Japan’s Fujii Takes Early Scorpion Lead; England’s Williams Paces Early World Championship Standings

The 2015 Japan Professional Bowlers Association’s competition points leader, Nobuhito Fujii, averaged 235.78 Friday to take the early qualifying lead in the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno-Tahoe USA at the National Bowling Stadium.

England’s Stuart Williams, who won his first and only PBA Tour title in the 2011 Viper Championship in Las Vegas, put himself into position to qualify among the top 24 finalists in all four animal pattern events and virtually locked himself into the 36-game Rolltech PBA World Championship lead.

The Scorpion Championship is the final “animal pattern” qualifying leg leading up to the Rolltech PBA World Championship. The top 24 Scorpion qualifiers will advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play Tuesday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. PT. Half of the 246-player field in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy will complete their Scorpion round later Friday.

Fujii, 28, rolled games of 287, 177, 258, 237, 227, 237, 212, 243 and 244 for a 2,122 total and a 40-pin lead over Sweden’s Martin Larsen among the early finishers on the 47-foot Scorpion lane condition. He became the first Japanese player to lead a World Series event – even among the early finishers. And he was happy to redeem himself for a disappointing 200th-place finish a day earlier in the Chameleon Championship.

“I just bowled like I usually do, because I haven’t done that the past three days,” the two-time JPBA title winner said through his interpreter. “I tried to be myself. Generally longer patterns are better than the shorter ones. Yesterday (the Chameleon pattern) was 43 feet, but I just couldn’t score. Today I just tried to relax more on each shot. I’m happy.”

Williams, the first bowler from England to win a PBA title, is likely to join an elite group of players to qualify among the top 24 in all four animal pattern events. He was sixth in the Cheetah, second in the Viper, fifth in the Chameleon and sat in seventh place among the early Scorpion leaders. His overall total of 8,407 pins – a 233.5 average for 36 games – is easily his best World Series performance since being one of the pioneering international players to bowl the first WSOB in Detroit in 2009.

“I’m ecstatic,” Williams said. “This (the Scorpion) was definitely my weakest pattern so to be 221 pins over (a 200 average) is great. It’s the most consistent I’ve ever had.

“I tend to make my preparations around the World Series, and I’ve previously had good results for two or three days, but never all four,” he added. “The key all week has been patience. I look at it like it’s a 36-game tournament, not four nine-game tournaments, so key is to avoid the really big low games.

“Having played on these oil patterns a few times, you have an idea of what you want to do. The Viper is the only one I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but when we started, I found a good plan during practice and it worked out well.”

Trailing Williams among the early group to complete 36 games was 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., with 8,259 pins.

Boston Red Sox outfield Mookie Betts, bowling in the professional arena for the first time, had his most trying round on the Scorpion lane condition, averaging 181 for a nine-game total of 1,629 pins. For his 36 games, the 23-year-old Betts averaged 190.

“He’s frustrated, but he’s already figuring out what he needs to do to prepare for next year,” his mother, Diana Benedict, said. “It has all been a great learning experience.”

GEICO WSOB VII competition continues Saturday when the top 61 players based on composite 36-game totals for the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion qualifying rounds will bowl a six-game cashers’ round. After 42 games, the top 24 players will move on to the PBA World Championship head-to-head match play rounds on Saturday and Sunday. After 66 games, the top five will compete in the live ESPN stepladder finals on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT for the $60,000 first prize and the PBA’s final major championship title of 2015.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

 

 

姫路 麗

 

 

姫路 麗


 

2015/12/10

 

Swedish Two-Hander Jesper Svensson Averages 247 to Lead PBA Chameleon Championship Qualifying

Sweden’s Jesper Svensson averaged a stunning 247 to win the qualifying round of the Professional Bowlers Association’s Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com Thursday in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy at the National Bowling Stadium.

The Chameleon Championship is the third of four PBA “animal pattern” championships that serve as qualifying legs of the Rolltech PBA World Championship.

Svensson, who is trying for his second PBA Tour title and first on American soil, fired games of 226, 279, 204, 246, 247, 259, 268, 235 and 259 for a 2,223 total to race into a 62-pin lead over Denmark’s Thomas Larsen. After making his professional debut in PBA WSOB VI in Las Vegas last fall, the slender 20-year-old won his first PBA title in the PBA International-World Bowling Tour Kingdom of Bahrain Open in March.

“I actually got lined up in the first game,” Svensson said of Thursday’s round. “I had some problems early in the third game, but I got some strikes late and saved it. After that, it was pretty good.”

Like most of the emerging young two-handed players, Svensson said he started bowling with two hands at a very young age because “I couldn’t throw the ball with one hand, so I used two, and I continued on. I’ve been a full-time bowler for a year now. I like coming to the World Series because it’s a good learning experience. It’s great to be here. I’m going to come back for many years.”

After three animal pattern qualifying rounds to make the 61-player cut for the Rolltech PBA World Championship, England’s Stuart Williams was bowling at a 236.5 pace to take a 103-pin lead over Canada’s Patrick Girard. Rookie Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz., was in third place followed by 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., and two-time 2015 title winner Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. Friday’s nine-game Scorpion Championship round will determine the cashers for the World Championship.

Thursday’s Chameleon round proved to be the most challenging for Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who is bowling in professional competition for the first time in Reno. Betts averaged 190.2 for the round, finishing in a tie for 204th place in the 246-player field.

“I was really frustrated with myself,” Betts said. “My mechanics aren’t good. I’d throw it good for a while, but I was not very consistent. I feel like I’m understanding what I need to do, but physically I’m not repeating shots and you can’t compete in any sport if you can’t repeat. That’s what I’m really frustrated about.”

The top 24 players in each of the four “animal pattern” championships that are part of the WSOB advance to best-of-five-game match play elimination rounds that will take place next Monday and Tuesday. The top 61 players based on 36-game pinfall totals after the four animal pattern legs will advance to the cashers’ round of the PBA World Championship on Saturday.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

68位 中村太亮, 76位 川添奨太, 140位 日置秀一, 150位 Pat Nolan, 159位 土屋佑佳, 173位 斉藤茂雄, 185位 吉田樹弐亜, 200位 藤井信人, 231位 鈴木晶子

 

United States defend Doubles title at Women's World Championships

 

USA's McEwan, Kulick earn the No. 1 seed for the Doubles Medal Round in Abu Dhabi

 

 

佐藤美香

 

 

松永裕美


 

2015/12/09

 

Ryan Ciminelli Leads GoBowling.com Viper Championship Qualifying in Bid for Third 2015 Title

Hard-throwing left-hander Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., averaged 233.8 Wednesday to lead qualifying in the Professional Bowlers Association’s GoBowling.com Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame at the National Bowling Stadium while England’s Stuart Williams assumed the early lead in Rolltech PBA World Championship qualifying.

Ciminelli, who is trying to become the PBA’s first three-time title winner in 2015, rolled games of 190, 279, 224, 217, 245, 257, 247, 225 and 221 to pace the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII field of 246 players through the nine-game Viper qualifying event. In October Ciminelli won the PBA Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open for his third PBA Tour title and he then won his first major title in early November in the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open.

“I made about four ball changes that first (190) game,” Ciminelli said. “I had a plan, but the lane condition wasn’t allowing me to do what I wanted. Then I picked up the magic ball and that was pretty much it. I could do what I wanted.

“The condition was similar to the modified Viper pattern I won on in Las Vegas in October, so I was able to come in with the same game plan, same equipment, same philosophy and it worked. I was a little worried about this condition in practice, but once I picked up the right ball, that was it.”

Williams, who became the first player from his country to win a title when he won the 2011 Viper Championship, averaged 229.6 Wednesday to finish with 2,067 pins, 38 behind Ciminelli. But he had the same kind of doubts coming into the round.

“Last night we were talking about the Viper and I had no idea what I was going to do,” Williams said. “In practice Monday, the condition was really difficult, but the guess I made today worked out. The length of (oiling) pattern (39 feet) seems to work out well with my ball roll.”

After finishing sixth in the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game on Tuesday, Williams’ performance in the Viper qualifying round gave him the lead in Rolltech PBA World Championship qualifying with an 18-game total of 4,258 pins. With the Chameleon and Scorpion qualifying rounds yet to be contested over the next two days, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., was in second place in World Championship qualifying with a 4,225 pinfall total.

“It’s been a really good start to the week,” Williams said.

The Viper Championship is the second of four qualifying legs leading into the PBA World Championship. It also is the second of five PBA Tour title events that are part of the 14-day GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy. Ciminelli and Williams will held the field of 24 qualifiers who will advance to the Viper Championship best-of-five-game match play elimination rounds next Monday.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who is making his debut in professional bowling competition this week, had a solid round in the Viper event with two exceptions, rolling games of 210, 204, 148, 201, 186, 195, 149, 207 and 237 for a 1,737 total – finishing in a tie for 148th place. The two 140 games dropped his overall average to 193 for the round.

“I got lost for two or three games,” the 23-year-old Betts said, “but it was a good learning experience. I kind of have an idea of what to do moving forward.

“On Tuesday we played on the outside of the lane (in the Cheetah Championship). Today we played a deep inside angle and ball speed was really important,” he continued. “That’s one thing I haven’t paid much attention to in practice, so I’m learning as we go. Those spares, man – you really underestimate them and that’s the important thing. You have to learn to go hard and straight – but that’s something I’ll have to work on.”

Betts said he hasn’t experienced any physical issues because he’s been working out at home to get ready for the baseball season, “so that makes it pretty easy. My hand is a little sore, but I’ll get over it.”

GEICO WSOB VII competition continues Thursday with the nine-game qualifying round in the PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com. The top 24 players in each of four “animal pattern” championships advance to best-of-five-game match play elimination rounds that will take place next Monday and Tuesday. The top 61 players based on composite 36-game pinfall totals for the four animal pattern qualifying legs will advance to the cashers’ round of the Rolltech PBA World Championship on Saturday.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the World Series of Bowling will be covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

9位 中村太亮 best-of-five single elimination match play 進出

34位 藤井信人, 123位 川添奨太, 167位 日置秀一, 180位 土屋佑佳, 182位 Pat Nolan, 196位 斉藤茂雄, 196位 鈴木晶子, 221位 吉田樹弐亜

Korea wins trios at 2015 World Women's Championship

 

Korea's Jeon Eunhee wins singles at 2015 World Women's Championship

 

玉井慎一郎がプロの部優勝!

先日の11月23日(月祝)に、承認大会・第16回北九州オープン桃園カップが桃園シティボウル(福岡)にて開催されました。九州をはじめ全国からプロ40名、アマチュア190名が参加し、大盛況の大会となりました。

予選・準決勝をそれぞれ6Gずつ投球し、上位4名が決勝ステップラダーへ進出。プロの部では門川健一がトップシードとなり、松永裕美・前田充彦・玉井慎一郎が続きます。

九州・北地区を代表するプロが揃いましたが、4名の中で年齢もプロとしての経歴も一番上の頼れるアニキ、玉井が4位決定戦からごぼう抜き。後輩達をことごとく撃破して優勝をもぎ取りました。

またアマチュアの部では先日の宮様チャリティー大会で優勝をおさめた渡邊美和選手と、元全日本ナショナルチームキャプテンの木村真理選手が優勝決定戦で激突。60ピンの大差で木村選手が優勝されました。


 

2015/12/08

 

Australia’s Sam Cooley Averages 252 to Lead Qualifying in PBA Cheetah Championship

Australia’s Sam Cooley averaged 252 for nine games to take the qualifying lead in the Professional Bowlers Association Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game, the first qualifying leg of the Rolltech PBA World Championship, Tuesday at the National Bowling Stadium.

The Cheetah Championships is the first of five PBA Tour title events that are part of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy.

Cooley, a 24-year-old right-hander, rolled games of 278, 203, 246, 210, 265, 280, 290, 289 and 211 for a total of 2,272 pins and a 65-pin lead over Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., who won two of his three PBA Tour titles in the 2011 and 2012 Cheetah Championships.

Cooley, who made his professional debut in the PBA Fall Classic in Las Vegas in October, first experienced bowling in birthday parties at age 4 in Mount Warrigal, New South Wales, about a 90-minute drive south of Sydney. He then joined a 10-and-under youth league and became hooked on the sport. As a teenager, he found bowling videos of American stars Tommy Jones, Wes Malott, Pete Weber and others, and began developing his game.

“Competing on the PBA Tour is something I’ve been wanting to do for the past five years,” Cooley said, “so I decided to take the plunge. Coming to the Fall Classic (where he finished 12th in his first PBA Tour event) gave my confidence a boost.”

His performance in the Cheetah Championship “was a bit of a surprise to me, really. I didn’t have to make many changes in ball choices or where I lined up on the lane, so I was able to stay pretty much in the same area for the whole round. It was a surprise and a confidence boost.

“I feel pretty good about making the match play field next week,” he added. “Where I’m at today gives me a lot of confidence going into tomorrow. In games six, seven, eight and nine, it was just a matter of getting as many pins as I could for World Championship qualifying. It gives me a bit of a cushion in case things don’t work out later in the week.”

PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III got the tournament off to a fast start, bowling his record 105th career PBA 300 game in the first game. It was the first of 12 300s bowled in the high-scoring round.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, in his debut in professional bowling, averaged a respectable 196.33 in a roller-coaster round, finishing in 212th place. For the round, he bowled games of 224, 140, 245, 180, 168, 194, 249, 213 and 154. But he wasn’t overly disappointed.

“It was fun. It was tough, something to get used to,” Betts said, “but I crossed with some cool guys (2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind.; 2015 Rookie of the Year candidate AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., and PBA50 Tour veteran Ray Cobb of Highland, Calif.) and they made it easy for me. It was a little more laid back than I thought it would be because of the guys I bowled with.

“I would have liked to be at least even (average 200),” he added, “but for the first time, it was okay. Tomorrow (in the Viper Championship), I’m just going to try to be even. I have no great expectations. I made some good adjustments today in games five, six and seven, but the last game I almost dropped the ball on my foot and I fouled in the first frame, so that was a bad way to start.

“That’s the learning curve. Hopefully I’ll do better tomorrow.”

GEICO WSOB VII competition continues Tuesday with the nine-game qualifying round in the GoBowling.com Viper Championship presented by Xtra Frame. The field of 245 players from 21 countries will battle for 24 positions in the best-of-five-game match play elimination round that will take place on Monday, Dec. 14. Composite qualifying scores from the nine-game Cheetah, Viper, Wednesday’s Chameleon and Thursday’s Scorpion Champion rounds also will determine the 61 players who will advance to the Rolltech PBA World Championship cashers’ round on Saturday.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the World Series of Bowling will be covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

58位 日置秀一, 66位 斉藤茂雄, 103位 中村太亮, 105位 川添奨太, 108位 Pat Nolan, 140位 土屋佑佳, 167位 藤井信人, 170位 鈴木晶子, 186位 吉田樹弐亜

 

Korea claims the No. 1 seed for the medal round in the WWC Trios event


 

2015/12/07

 

 【PBA】 PBA Challenge

Bohn, Weber, Allen, Blanchard Earn PBA Challenge Finals Berths as GEICO WSOB VII Gets Underway

Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J.; Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.; Patrick Allen of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and Josh Blanchard of Phoenix earned berths in the PBA Challenge Finals Monday to kick off 14 days of competition in the GEICO Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy at the National Bowling Stadium.

Bohn, with a 257-236 victory in the eighth and final match, advanced from fourth place to first in the PBA50 Tour Challenge qualifying event, breaking open an intense position round that began with the top four players only 27 pins apart. Weber claimed the second berth in the PBA50 Tour Challenge Finals when Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, who led by one pin heading into the final match, failed to strike out in his match against Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa. Mohr defeated Learn, 185-174, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Weber.

Bohn finished the eight-game contest with 1,911 pins, including match play bonus pins, while Weber finished with a 1,884 total. Venezuela’s Amleto Monacelli threw a closing 258 to finish third with 1,868 pins and Mohr, a last-minute substitute in the PBA50 Tour event for injured Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, dropped to fourth with 1,866 pins.

The PBA50 Tour field featured the top eight players in competition points during the 2015 PBA Tour season.

In the PBA Regional Challenge included the 2015 points leaders in the eight PBA Regional programs. Allen, representing the PBA East Region, defeated Blanchard in the final match, 256-203, to overtake the defending PBA Regional Challenge champion with 2,019 total pins. Blanchard, the PBA West Region representative, finished with 1,962 pins, 19 ahead of Northwest Region representative Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif.

Monday’s four qualifiers will be joined in the PBA Challenge Finals by the top two players in the PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional qualifying event that will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, and Teen Masters boys and girls champions Brandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, N.Y., and Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill. The four-match special event will be contested on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the National Bowling Stadium for telecast by ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. ET.

GEICO WSOB VII competition continues Tuesday with the nine-game qualifying round in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game. A field of 245 players from 21 countries will battle for 24 positions in the best-of-five-game match play elimination round that will take place on Monday, Dec. 14.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the World Series of Bowling will be covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. Real-time results also will be posted on pba.com under its “live scoring” link.

 

Korea's Jeon Eunhee earns the No. 1 seed for Wednesday's Singles finals

Jeon Eunhee


 

2015/12/04

 

鶴井亜南 優勝!

11月22日(日)・23日(月)にからしまボウル福島にて開催されました承認大会・第10回 K-1カップオープントーナメントにて、鶴井亜南が優勝しましたのでご報告致します。

予選・準決勝トータル11Gを投げて岡部直治、吉川真弓選手と鶴井が決勝ステップラダーへ進出。男子トッププロに一歩も退かず、鶴井の優勝となりました。


 

2015/12/02

 

Rookie Cameron Weier Wins First PBA Tour Title in PBA-World Bowling Tour Qatar Open

Professional Bowlers Association rookie Cameron Weier of Tacoma, Wash., won his first PBA Tour title Wednesday when he defeated Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., 453-431, in the two-game title match of the 15th PBA-World Bowling Tour Qatar Open at Qatar Bowling Center.

Weier, a former Robert Morris–Illinois University star, took a 218-197 lead over Rash after their first game and locked up the $40,000 first prize with a 235-234 margin of victory in the second game.

Weier advanced to the championship match by eliminating former Robert Morris teammate Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., 542-516, in the semifinal round while Rash held off Denmark’s Thomas Larsen, 481-467, in the other semifinal match.

In the semifinal round, Kent threw back-to-back 258 games at Weier, but Weier answered with games of 264 and 278 to win their match. Rash, a nine-time PBA Tour title winner, took a 57-pin lead with a 267-210 performance in the first game, and outlasted Larsen, who rallied in the second game, 257-214.

Most of the PBA players who bowled in Qatar will now travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the 9th annual PBA-World Bowling Tour Kingdom International Open which concludes Sunday before flying to Reno, Nev., for the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy which officially gets underway at the National Bowling Stadium next Tuesday.


 

2015/12/01

 

 

本日、先日全日本選手権が終了した男子の賞金・アベレージランキングが確定し、これを持って2015年の男子プロボウリングは閉幕となりました。

来季のシード権と連動するポイントランキングは、最後の全日本で川添奨太から首位を奪い取った藤井信人が2年ぶりのポイント王を獲得。

ROUND1CUP優勝で高額賞金を獲得した斉藤茂雄を抑えて山本 勲が賞金王となり、最後のアベレージは川添奨太が死守しました。

今年は若手の台頭めざましく、各ランキングトップの藤井・山本・川添を筆頭に、最年少優勝記録を更新した森本健太や谷合貴志、和田秀和ら20代の選手の活躍が目立ちました。

その一方で田形研吾が今季2勝を挙げ、原田招雄は今季の賞金で生涯獲得賞金が1億円を超すなど、ベテラン組も健在ぶりをアピール。さらにプロ入り13年目で花開いた斉藤茂雄ら中堅組もそれぞれ見せ場を作り、ひとつひとつの大会に全力を注ぐ男子プロ達の姿が見られる一年となりました。

男子は2016年の開幕戦までしばらくお待ち頂くこととなりますが、女子は今季まだ2試合を残しております。男子に負けぬ気迫のこもった、女子の真剣勝負をどうぞお楽しみ下さい。


 

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