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2016/01/31

 

Amleto Monacelli Wins DHC PBA Japan Invitational for 20th Title, Ends 11-Year Title Drought

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli ended an 11-year PBA Tour title drought and became the 14th player to win 20 PBA Tour titles when he defeated top qualifier Dom Barrett of England, 255-233, to win the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl.

The finals aired Sunday on ESPN2.

“Japan has always been a great atmosphere for me,” the 54-year-old Monacelli said. “That’s where my career really got started. It felt like it was the late 1980s, when I could do something no one else could do. A lot of things were different, but I believe it was as good a performance as I’ve ever had.”

Monacelli, who began his PBA career in 1982, made 16 television finals and finished second seven times before winning his first title in the 1987 Japan Cup. He went on to win PBA Player of the Year honors in 1989 and 1990, and became the first international player inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1997. He is now dividing time between the PBA Tour and the PBA50 Tour, where he has won five titles including three major championships.

His lengthy title slump in PBA Tour competition, he admits, has nothing to do with his legendary physical fitness routine and everything to do with his “stubbornness” in adapting to the changing competitive environment in professional bowling.

“I’ve been looking for a title for a long time,” he said. “It wasn’t because I was performing bad, but over the last three years I’ve got a lot more knowledge about the equipment and moving on the lanes, and that has given me an advantage along with my physical shape, which I’ve worked on my whole life.

“When I was bowling before all of this new equipment, it was more about how you performed – throw the ball harder, throw it softer, move around, change hand positions. Now it’s more about what ball to throw and when to throw it. You can perform well, but you have to have the right equipment, too. In Japan, I had the right ball at the right time to get a reaction no one else had.”

Monacelli earned his shot at the DHC PBA Japan Invitational title with a 275-221 win over defending champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in the semifinal match. Barnes, returning to PBA competition for the first time since undergoing surgery in early October to repair a damaged disc in his back, started the stepladder finals with a 227-220 win over Japan’s Shota Kawazoe followed by a 232-202 victory over John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y.

The PBA Tour’s 2016 season kicks into high gear Tuesday with the first of three consecutive major championships, all of which will be televised live on ESPN on consecutive Sundays. The FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions kicks off the series, Feb. 2-7 at FireLake Bowling Center and FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The TOC will be followed by the United States Bowling Congress Masters Feb. 9-14 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, and the Barbasol PBA Players Championship Feb. 16-21 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. The TOC airs at 2 p.m. ET; the Masters and Players Championship air at 1 p.m. ET.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the three majors will be covered live on PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For subscription details, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.


 

2016/01/28

 

 

太田隆昌
会場: イーグルボウル

 

 

永野すばる
会場: ウニクスボウル


 

2016/01/26

 

 

川添奨太
会場: 品川プリンスホテルボウリングセンター

 

 


 

2016/01/25

 

 

山本 勲
会場: 宮崎エースレーン

 

 

先の1月20日(水)に品川プリンスホテルにて(公社)日本ボウリング場協会主催の平成28年賀詞交歓会が催されました。

席上にて、東京運動記者クラブボウリング分科会による2015年表彰が行われ、プロボウリング最優秀選手に昨年4勝を挙げ、7年ぶりの三冠女王に輝いた姫路 麗が受賞。

またアマチュア最優秀選手には、弱冠15歳でJPBA史上最年少優勝を果たした水谷若菜選手が受賞されました。

最後に、姫路・松永裕美・吉田真由美らJPBAのエース級を次々と撃破し、全日本女子を20歳の史上最年少で制覇した山田 幸が、特別賞としてニュースター賞を受賞しました。


 

2016/01/24

 

Bohn, Beasley, Allen and Soedarmasto are Winners in PBA Challenge Finals

PBA stars Parker Bohn III and Patrick Allen, PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional representative Ingelimar Beasley and high school senior Brandon Soedarmasto were the winners in Sunday’s ESPN telecast of the PBA Challenge Finals presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

In a television event that put the spotlight on the diversity of PBA competition, the final telecast from the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy at the National Bowling Stadium featured three different levels of PBA competition – seniors, women and regional – in addition to a Teen Masters Grand Championship match showcasing two emerging stars in the sport. The finalists in the three PBA events emerged from among eight players in each division who earned a trip to Reno to bowl an eight-game qualifier prior to WSOB VII. The top two in each qualifier advanced to their respective one-game matches on ESPN.

Bohn, of Jackson, N.J., defeated fellow PBA Hall of Famer and defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, 231-183, to win the PBA50 Tour Challenge final. Bohn, a three-time PBA50 Tour winner including one title during the 2015 season, led the match from the start while Monacelli was hampered by missing two 10 pins in the match.

“When you bring in eight guys from the PBA50 Tour, it’s nice to know that the older guys still have that opportunity (in the World Series),” Bohn said. “Amleto is one of the toughest guys out there on the PBA50 Tour so it’s never easy when you bowl against him. I was fortunate he just wasn’t able to get anything going in that match.”

In the women’s regional match, Beasley, a resident of Clarksville, Tenn., and a three-time woman bowler of the year in her native Venezuela, defeated collegiate and Team USA standout Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., 246-177. Beasley, the wife of veteran PBA competitor Mitch Beasley, got out of the gate fast with the first four strikes while McEwan couldn’t recover from three opens in the match.

“It was so emotional just for me to be here,” Beasley said. “I had to make sure to keep my emotions calm because Danielle is a great bowler and I knew I would have to bowl my best to win. Starting with the first four strikes gave me a lot of confidence and calmed me down.”

In the PBA Regional final, Allen, a 13-time Tour winner from Mount Kisco, N.Y., defeated two-time Tour titlist and defending PBA Regional Challenge winner Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz., 289-227.

Allen’s bid for a 300 game was thwarted when he left a 6 pin on his 11th shot.

“This was encouraging to win because I haven’t bowled well the last few years,” said Allen, who won five regionals in 2015. “I’ve been plagued with some back and hip injuries. It’s tough when you get to your 40s. All of those games and all of the travel starts taking its toll on you.”

In the Teen Masters Grand Championship between a pair of 17-year-old high school seniors, Soedarmasto, of Levittown, N.Y., defeated Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill., 244-178, in a contest that required the teenagers to bowl on a different lane condition on each lane using their choice of two bowling balls specially designed for the Teen Masters competition.

Both players earned their berths in the final by winning boy’s and girl’s Teen Masters titles in Las Vegas last summer. Each earned $7,500 scholarships but Soedarmasto earned an additional $2,500 for winning his match in Reno.

“Bowling on two different lane conditions adds to the challenge and the fun,” Soedarmasto said. “I learned a lot competing in the Teen Masters tournament this year. At the end of the day after bowling on this it reassures you how well you can actually bowl and define yourself as a bowler.”

Both Teen Masters champions indicated their dream is to one day bowl on their respective professional tours.

Concluding the telecast, Beasley won the one-ball, low-score-out PBA Challenge Clash involving the four winners. Allen was the first to bow out, followed by Bohn and Soedarmasto. While the winner received a trophy and bragging rights, it was the second year in a row that the female contestant emerged as the winner. Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, Calif., won the inaugural Challenge Finals Clash in 2014 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas.


 

2016/01/20

 

 【PBA】 2015 PBA Award

Belmonte Becomes Fourth to Win Three Consecutive Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Honors

Landmark wins in two 2015 PBA Tour major championships helped Australian two-handed competitor Jason Belmonte of Australia earn his third consecutive GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year award, PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark announced Wednesday during a special webcast on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

Also announced as 2015 award winners were Jesper Svensson of Sweden as Harry Golden Rookie of the Year; Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., as Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award recipient, and Ed Godbout of Felton, Calif., who was selected as winner of the Tony Reyes PBA Community Service Award.

In a very close vote, Belmonte edged Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., to become the fourth player and first international player to win the award in three consecutive seasons. PBA Hall of Famers Earl Anthony (1981-83 and 1974-76), Mark Roth (1977-79) and Walter Ray Williams Jr. (1996-98) also won the honor three years in a row.

Belmonte won the Player of the Year by receiving 47.36 percent of votes cast by his fellow PBA members and veteran members of the bowling news media while Ciminelli received 43.22 percent of the votes. Parker Bohn III was a distant third, receiving 2.99 percent of the votes.

“This will be the greatest day of the year for me,” said Belmonte from the hospital as he and his wife Kimberly were awaiting the imminent arrival of their third child. “Kimberly and I soon will have our third child and I have joined the great Walter Ray Williams, Mark Roth and Earl Anthony as three-time winners. What an unbelievable day!”

Early in 2015, Belmonte became the first bowler in the 64-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Masters to win the event three consecutive times last February in Green Bay, Wis., defeating collegiate bowler AJ Johnson of Oswego, Illinois, 202-157. The 12-time Tour winner then followed that up by successfully defending his Tournament of Champions title in the 50th anniversary Barbasol TOC in Indianapolis, posting a 232-214 victory over top qualifier Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla.

Belmonte will try to become the second player to win the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions three consecutive times when the 51st classic begins Feb. 1 at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla. Hall of Famer Jason Couch accomplished the feat in 1999, 2000 and 2002.

In addition to his wins in the Masters and Tournament of Champions, Belmonte had nine other top-five finishes including runner-up finishes in the PBA Grand Oklahoma Open and PBA Maine Xtra Frame Shootout. He led the PBA Tour in earnings with $178,542 and ranked fourth in average with 225.40.

Svensson, a 20-year-old two-handed player, won his second PBA Tour title, and first on American soil, when he defeated Germany’s Pascal Winternheimer, 267-193, to win the PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com at the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy at the National Bowling Stadium. Earlier in the year he won the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Open.

Svensson was a runaway winner in the Rookie of the Year race, voted upon by PBA members. He was the choice on 68.5 percent of the ballots cast, topping Texas teenager Anthony Simonsen’s 14.11 percent and Washington’s Cameron Weier’s 10.33 percent.

Svensson was the leader among rookies in average (225.81) and earnings ($57,870).

“I am very proud and honored to get this award,” said Svensson. “Just a lot of happiness going through my body right now. I have always dreamed about competing and winning on U.S. soil and that dream came true. I think that is a big thing that helped to get this award.”

Belmonte and Svensson became the first players from outside the U.S. to earn Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. They were also the first players who use the unique two-handed delivery to earn those honors in the same season.

Blanchard, who won both of his PBA Tour titles in 2015, was selected as the Nagy Sportsmanship Award by his fellow competitors. Established in 1966, the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award is named after the late PBA Hall of Famer and founding members of the PBA. A colorful and talented performer, Nagy made such an impact on his fellow pros that the award was established shortly after his death. Other players receiving strong support were Ronnie Russell and Dom Barrett who were next in line in Steve Nagy Award voting by PBA Tour players.

“I’m very honored, of course, that my peers would vote me this honor especially this early in my career,” said Blanchard. “No matter who you are out there on Tour I do my best to treat each player with respect and I’m happy to say that I get that same respect in return. For me, competing with that attitude helps me be a better bowler.”

Godbout, a PBA West Region competitor, was selected by a special PBA committee as the recipient of the 2015 Tony Reyes Community Service Award which is named after the PBA champion who died in 2012 as the result of a traffic accident.

Godbout, who is a youth director and a USBC bronze level coach 4th Street Bowl in San Jose, established several charitable initiatives in Reyes’ name including the Tony Reyes Memorial Scholarship and the Tony Reyes Memorial Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament. He is also co-founder of the 4th Street Bowl Junior bowling program and is a past recipient of the NorCal Tony Reyes Memorial Award.

“This is a huge honor and I’m a little overwhelmed,” Godbout said. “I had just started to work with Tony to organize a youth program at 4th St. Bowl and it was only a month after I met him that he passed away. I’ll never forget how much help he was to me and how enjoyable it was to work with him, so that was really my inspiration to get involved in putting the tournament and scholarship together in his honor.”


 

2016/01/17

 

Simonsen, Pickford Win Roth/Holman Doubles Championship for First PBA Tour Titles

Teenager Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, and partner Connor Pickford of Charlotte, N.C., raced away from Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz., and Andres Gomez of Colombia, 223-173, to win their first Professional Bowlers Association Tour titles in the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship presented by Storm, kicking off the PBA Tour’s 2016 season.

In winning his first title, Simonsen, a two-handed player, became the second-youngest player to win a PBA Tour title, missing the record set by PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke in 1983 when he won the Cleveland Open at the age of 18 years, 345 days. Simonsen missed by two days.

The PBA Doubles Championship, contested during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy, aired Sunday on ESPN.

After earning the top berth in the Roth/Holman Doubles event during preliminary qualifying in the PBA Fall Classic in Las Vegas in October, Simonsen and Pickford charged into the lead with four consecutive strikes in the Baker format (alternate frame) title match and never trailed against their more experienced opponents. Blanchard and Gomez threw back-to-back strikes in the second and third frames, but those were the only two strikes they recorded in the entire game.

“I think we both wish it would have happened (in Las Vegas),” Simonsen said of the finals, which were delayed to accommodate PBA’s television package, “but sometimes you have to wait, and I think it worked out for the best.

“I was originally a little bitter about the age record,” he added. If the finals had been held in Las Vegas and the team had won, Simonsen would have broken Duke’s youngest titlist record. “Early in the year, when I found out what the record was, I made it a mission to bowl every tournament that offered a Tour title to get the record. But missing it by two days? A tour title is a tour title, no matter when it happens.”

Pickford, whose closest brush with a title came in the 2014 PBA Viper Championship when he lost in the title match to Finland’s Mika Koivuniemi, said he and Simonsen both had to overcome unsettled nerves.

“We were both nervous…but you have to keep it down to the process,” the 23-year-old Pickford said. “There’s already enough stuff running through your mind, so you have to dial it down to one shot, one frame at a time, and we were able to do that.

“It’s an awesome feeling, an unbelievable feeling, for sure.”

Simonsen and Pickford had never bowled as partners before the Roth/Holman Doubles. As “Team Fish” teammates for the five-player PBA Team Challenge during the PBA Fall Classic, Team Fish founder Kyle Troup and Pickford came up with doubles teams.

“Kyle wanted to bowl with Dick Allen; I was fine with Anthony,” Pickford said. “We made an agreement a couple of months after meeting each other for the first time that the next doubles tournament that came along, we’d bowl together and it seemed to work out.”

Blanchard and Gomez advanced to the title contest after winning their semifinal match against Finland’s Osku Palermaa and England’s Dom Barrett, 233-186. That win followed a 10-9 one-ball sudden death roll-off victory over Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., and Australia’s Jason Belmonte after they tied at 216 in the second match. Needing a mark in the 10th frame for the win, Belmonte left a 2-8-10 split and picked up two pins to send the match into the roll-off.

O’Neill and Belmonte eliminated rookie Matt McNiel of Prior Lake, Minn., and Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, N.Y., 196-153, in the first match.

PBA World Series coverage on ESPN concludes next Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. EST with a special PBA Challenge Finals telecast. A four-match telecast featuring PBA50 Tour, PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional, PBA Regional and Teen Masters contestants will conclude with four winners meeting in a “best frame” Clash of Champions. Finalists include Teen Masters Grand Championship boys and girls winners Brandon Soedarmasto of Levittown, N.Y., vs. Brigitte Jacobs of Freeport, Ill.; PWBA-PBA Women’s Regional finalists Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y. (PBA East Region) vs. Ingelimar Beasleyof Nashville, Tenn. (Midwest Region); PBA50 Tour finalists Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J. vs. Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela (replacing injured Pete Weber), and PBA Regional finalists Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz. (West Region) vs. Patrick Allen of Mount Kisco, N.Y. (East Region).

 

 

Amleto Monacelli


 

2016/01/16

 

England’s Dom Barrett Leads Field into DHC PBA Japan Invitational Finals Jan. 31 on ESPN2

England’s Dom Barrett averaged 234.4 while winning 23 of his 32 matches to earn the top berth for the stepladder finals of the DHC PBA Japan Invitational Saturday at Tokyo Port Bowl by 247 pins over PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela.

Rounding out the five-player field for the stepladder finals, which will air on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2, are John Szczerbinski of N. Tonawanda, N.Y.; defending DHC champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, and Japan’s Shota Kawazoe. Kawazoe won the final berth in the stepladder finals by 32 pins over 38-time PBA Tour titlist Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla.

The DHC PBA Japan Invitational included a field of 15 PBA stars who earned invitations based on qualifying scores bowled during the PBA Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open and Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open last fall along with a representative of the Korea PBA and 16 Japanese players.

Barrett, a four-time PBA Tour title winner, is trying for his first title since winning the 2014 Qatar Open. He finished the 32-game round-robin match play portion of the tournament with a 8,191 pinfall total, including 30 bonus pins for each match win.

Monacelli, 54, is a 19-time PBA Tour champion and a five-time PBA50 Tour winner (including the 2015 USBC Senior Masters), but he hasn’t won a PBA Tour title since 2005.

Szczerbinski, who is trying for his first PBA Tour title, earned the No. 3 berth in the finals by defeating Barnes, 232-227, in a one-game roll-off after they tied for third place.

Barnes, an 18-time PBA Tour title winner, is making his first PBA Tour appearance since undergoing surgery to repair a damaged disc in early October. Barnes bowled a 300 game on his way to winning the 2014 DHC PBA Japan Invitational title, earning a $40,000 bonus in addition to the $40,000 first prize.

Kawazoe, with 7,745 total pins, led the field of 16 Japanese players.

The DHC PBA Japan Invitational, conducted in cooperation with the PBA Japan Regional program, is the first singles event on the 2016 PBA Tour schedule. All match play competition was covered live on PBA’s online video-streaming service, Xtra Frame.

 

 

Dom Barrett


 

2016/01/16

 

 

John Szczerbinski

 

 

Dom Barrett


 

2016/01/10

 

Rhode Island’s Jon Van Hees Wins PBA Scorpion Championship for First PBA Tour Title

Jon Van Hees’ patience finally paid its biggest dividend when the 11-year part-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour competitor from Charlestown, R.I., defeated Jason Sterner of Covington, Ga., 202-176, to win the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA at the National Bowling Stadium, becoming the first Rhode Island native to win a PBA Tour title.

The Scorpion Championship aired Sunday on ESPN. It was the fourth and final “animal pattern” championship contested during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy.

“Elated, thousands of emotions,” the 34-year-old Van Hees said about winning a title in his first national television appearance at the end of a string of 106 career tournaments. “I’m trying to get a handle on them. It’s been an unbelievable 48 hours.

“I started this quest 27 years ago. I’ve always been kind of a late bloomer, but if I put the time and effort into it, I can usually get to where I want to go.”

Van Hees got his title after surviving a 209-191 battle with Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kan., in the semifinal round, and a couple of bad frames in the title match after building a nearly insurmountable lead. Sterner won his semifinal match by striking on eight of his first nine shots to run away from PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 257-174.

He led Waliczek by 24 pins after seven frames before leaving the 4-6-7-9-10 “Greek church” and opening in the ninth frame. When Waliczek was unable to strike to close the gap, Van Hees threw three strikes in his 10th frame to seal a trip to the championship match where he started with three spares and a string of four strikes to build a 49-pin lead over Sterner. Van Hees left a 7-10 split in the eighth frame and failed to convert the 2-4-5-8 in the ninth, but Sterner wasn’t able to close the gap.

“The guys told me it was going to go really fast, and I remember looking up and it was the eighth frame,” Van Hees said. “Against Jason, I threw four really good shots in the middle when I needed them, and thankfully that was enough. Jason left three ringing 10 pins that made a big difference, but sometimes you get breaks and sometimes not. I’ve been on both sides.

“It’s destiny,” he added. “Sometimes you can’t out-bowl destiny. I was hoping today would be my day, and fortunately it was.”

PBA World Series coverage on ESPN continues with the stepladder finals of the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship presented by Storm next Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Finalists include Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., and Australia’s Jason Belmonte meeting PBA Tour rookie Matt McNiel of Prior Lake, Minn., and Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, N.Y., in the first Baker format match. The winning team will bowl Josh Blanchard of Phoenix and Andres Gomez of Colombia in match two. That winner faces Finland’s Osku Palermaa and England’s Dom Barrett in the semifinal match. The winner will bowl for the title against top qualifiers Connor Pickford of Charlotte, N.C., and 18-year-old two-handed rookie Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas.


 

2016/01/07

 

中沢 奨がプロの部制覇!

昨年の11月14日(土)・15日(日)に行われました承認大会・第2回ときめき新潟プロアマオープンにて、中沢 奨がプロの部で優勝致しました。

新潟はもとより甲信越、北陸、東北をはじめたくさんのボウラーが参加し、予選6G・準決勝3Gを投球して上位8名が決勝シュートアウトに進出。若手、ベテランが入り混じるなか、中沢がプロの頂点を制しました。

またアマチュアの部では村石智康選手が優勝されました。


 

2016/01/03

 

Sweden’s Jesper Svensson Tops All-International Field to Win Second Title in PBA Chameleon Championship

Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, a 20-year-old two-handed player, won his second Professional Bowlers Association Tour title, and first on American soil, when he defeated Germany’s Pascal Winternheimer, 267-193, to win the PBA Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com at the National Bowling Stadium.

The Chameleon Championship aired Sunday on ESPN. It was the third of four “animal pattern” championships contested during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy. It also was the first PBA Tour event held in the United States to feature an all-international field of finalists.

“It feels great. I didn’t expect it,” Svensson said. “I know how hard it is to win over here. This means everything to me; it’s really what I want to do.”

Svensson, a slender 6-foot-3 158-pound rookie, defeated England’s Stuart Williams, 245-188, in their semifinal round match while Winternheimer, bowling in his first PBA World Series, eliminated Denmark’s Thomas Larsen, 235-216, in the other semifinal match.

After an admitted nervous lapse in failing to convert a 3-5-6-10 spare attempt in his opening frame against Williams, Svensson went on a strike binge, throwing seven strikes in an eight-frame run to race away from Williams and then throwing nine strikes in his first 11 attempts against Winternheimer.

With his win, Svensson became the only PBA Tour rookie to win two titles in 2015. Earlier in the year, he captured the 13th Kingdom of Bahrain Open in Sitra, Bahrain, a PBA International Tour event.

“The biggest difference between winning here and in Europe is there are so many good bowlers here,” Svensson said. “To be able to win here is the biggest thing that has ever happened to me. I was a bit nervous at the start, but I was able to clear my mind and throw a couple of good shots.”

Like the majority of emerging two-handed players, Svensson began bowling with both hands as a toddler, but he is young enough that he was able to learn from other two-handed players who were beginning to establish themselves in the global bowling arena.

“I grew up watching the two-handers – (Finland’s) Osku (Palermaa) and Belmo (Australia’s Jason Belmonte) – as soon as I was old enough to use a computer,” he said. “I watched them on YouTube, maybe when I was around 10.”

Svensson’s future plans include bowling full-time in PBA Tour competition, beginning with the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions in Shawnee, Okla., Feb. 1-7.

PBA World Series coverage on ESPN continues with the finals of the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno-Tahoe USA next Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Finalists include Jason Sterner of Covington, Ga., vs. PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., and Rhode Island’s Jon Van Hees vs. Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kan., in the semifinal round. The winners will bowl for the Scorpion title.


 

2016/01/01

 

 

河津亨至

渡邉航明

西村美紀

 

年間200ゲーム以上を投げて男子はAVG210以上、女子はAVG200以上を5年間継続するか、またはシード権を5年連続で獲得するという厳しい条件をクリアした者にのみ与えられる永久A級ライセンスを、2015年最終戦をもって男子は河津亨至と渡邉航明、女子は西村美紀が新たに獲得致しました。

河津と西村は今年プロ入り12年目、渡邉は7年目を迎える今年は、金枠ワッペンを得てさらなる飛躍の年となることでしょう。どうぞその活躍にご期待ください。 


 

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