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2017/05/31

 

Monacelli Wins PBA50 Northern California Classic for Eighth Career PBA50 Tour Title

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli kept his focus after a split and open in the seventh frame of the championship match to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV Wednesday for his eighth career PBA50 Tour title.

The 55-year-old Monacelli won his first title of the season by beating stepladder finals top qualifier Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, Wash., 229-198 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif..

“It was a good test because I didn’t let bother me,” said Monacelli, who left the 6-7 split in the seventh frame. “I let it go real quick and kept myself pumped up. I had the lead at that point but I was able to recover and did what I needed to do in the last three frames to win.”

Miller, who was trying for his fourth PBA50 Tour title, rocketed to the tournament lead when he rolled back-to-back 300 games in the first two games of the final match play round and posted a 6-0 record. He was still in contention in the title match until he also left a split (4-6) in the seventh frame and was unable to challenge Monacelli after that.

Monacelli, who won the 2015 Northern California Classic, advanced to the title match by defeating Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, in the semi-final 9-6 in a one-ball roll-off after tying 233-233.

The second match was a strike-fest with Monacelli defeating Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., 296-280. Monacelli and Warren set a new mark for highest scoring match in a PBA50 Tour championship round eclipsing the previous high scoring match set by tournament winner John Hricsina who defeated Mike Durbin 276-267 in the 1998 Vermont PBA Senior Classic. Monacelli’s bid for a 300 fell short when he left the 1-2-8-10 washout on the final shot of the 10th frame.

“Even after all the years I’ve been bowling professionally, I’m still learning,” said Monacelli, who also owns 20 PBA Tour titles. “Everything changes so quickly and it’s a challenge to keep up with those changes. That’s why I work so hard on both my mental and physical game.”

In the opening stepladder match, Warren beat two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 245-213. Warren, a four-time PBA Tour winner was trying for his first PBA50 Tour title and Mohr was trying for his ninth PBA50 Tour win.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Las Vegas for the USBC Super Senior Classic, for players 60 and over, at Sam’s Town which begins with qualifying on June 2 and concludes with the stepladder finals on June 4 at 11 a.m. PT. Following the Super Senior Classic will be the USBC Senior Masters, the season’s second major, which begins with qualifying on June 6 and concludes with the stepladder finals on June 11 at 10 a.m.

After the Senior Masters, the PBA50 Tour moves across town to the Suncoast Bowling Center for the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm, the season’s final major, which begins with qualifying on June 12 and concludes June 16 with the stepladder finals scheduled for 4 p.m.


 

2017/05/30

 

Jesper Svensson, EJ Tackett Pace Opening Round of Inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals

Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, a six-time PBA Tour winner at age 22, and EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., PBA’s reigning Player of the Year at age 24, paced the opening round of round robin match play qualifying in the inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals at Main Event Entertainment Orlando.

The first two rounds of match play aired Tuesday night on CBS Sports Network.

Svensson, a two-handed left-handed player and PBA’s 2015 Rookie of the Year, easily defeated fellow two-hander Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, 268-233, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., 268-217, in his first two matches in the Group One bracket. Tackett, a high-rev right-handed power player, got past Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 237-222, and Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 227-200, in his first two matches in Group Two.

With his 2-0 start and grand total of 636 pins, including 50 bonus pins for each match win, Svensson jumped into a 132-pin lead over Rash in the race for seeding positions for the Group One stepladder finals that will air on Tuesday, June 13. Australia’s Jason Belmonte was third in Group One with a 1-1 match play record and 485 total pins. Simonsen was winless in his first two matches and sat in fourth place with 436 pins.

“I moved my hand position a little after my first three shots,” said Svensson of the three single pins he left and converted before throwing strikes on his next nine shots against Simonsen. “That did it. After that, I just tried to throw the ball good and hoped it would strike.”

Tackett finished the opening round with 564 total pins, 53 pins ahead of England’s Dom Barrett with fourth with a 1-1 match play record and 511 pins. Ciminelli was third with a 1-1 record and 486 pins, and Jones, who lost both of his matches, was fourth with a 467 total.

Tackett, who left eight single pins to go along with 16 strikes in his two matches, said, “There were a couple of shots where I got around the ball a bit, but I haven’t had anything worse than a nine-count. Basically, in this format you have to win matches. If you win all four, you don’t have to bowl big games to be in it at the end.”

Round One qualifying will conclude with Svensson meeting Belmonte and Rash bowling Simonsen in Group One, and Tackett vs. Barrett and Ciminelli vs. Jones in Group Two, followed by a position-round matches in each group. The final Round One matches will air on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday, June 6, at 9:30 p.m. EDT. Group One and Group Two stepladder finals will air on June 13 and June 20, respectively, followed by the Main Event PBA Tour Finals telecast on June 27.

 

 

水野成祐

 

 

佐藤昌徳

 

 

藤井信人

 

佐藤晃一選手 優勝!

先日5月20日・21日の二日間にわたって承認大会・第9回スマイルフィールド。CUPが開催され、アマチュアの佐藤晃一選手が優勝されましたことご報告致します。

予選6Gを投げて佐藤選手は決勝シュートアウト2回戦から参戦し、安定したハイスコアでベテランプロ達を下して優勝決定戦へ進出。長原京子と対戦し、約50ピンの大差を付けて圧倒しました。

 

浅田梨奈 優勝!

さる4月2日(日)に宇都宮第二トーヨーボウル(栃木)にて開催されました承認大会・アルファクラブCUP2017プロアマボウリングトーナメントを浅田梨奈が制しました。

予選を1位で通過した浅田は、決勝シュートアウト・セミファイナルにて勝ち上がって来た藤井信人と対戦。公認大会では見られない夫婦対決を279対267という鍔迫り合いの末に勝利します。

強豪・菊池教子選手との優勝決定戦ではぴったりワンマーク差で勝利し、大会制覇となりました。


 

2017/05/29

 

Texas Two-Hander Anthony Simonsen Wins Third Career Title in PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open

Texas two-hander Anthony Simonsen defeated top qualifier Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., 224-177, to win the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Wilmington Open at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center Monday.

Simonsen, now 20, claimed his third career title and first since becoming the youngest player in PBA history to win a major title when he won the 2016 USBC Masters at age 19.

“I figured out the difference between the two lanes, and that was my advantage,” Simonsen said. “When it’s your day, it’s your day. I’ve been getting frustrated making TV shows and not winning, but you have to keep opening the door.”

Simonsen and Page both ran into early trouble in the title match, leaving four-count splits which neither converted. But Simonsen followed his third-frame split with a string of five strikes to take command of the match while Page struggled to carry strikes. A second unconverted split in the eighth frame ended Page’s hope for his first singles title since early in 2009.

In a semifinal match duel between two of the PBA’s bright young stars, Simonsen ended EJ Tackett’s bid for an eighth career title, and fourth in PBA Xtra Frame events, 258-223. Simonsen struck on eight of his first nine shots, but the 24-year-old Tackett was right behind until back-to-back solid 10 pins in the eighth and ninth frames ended his rally.

In the opening match of the four-player stepladder, Tackett left the 3-4-10 split and opened in the first frame, but responded with a string of five strikes. Jason Sterner of Rockledge, Fla., struck on his first shot, but left splits and opened in two of the next three frames to dig a hole he couldn’t escape. Tackett won handily, 242-199.

Next up on the PBA Xtra Frame Tour is the third tournament in the seven-event Xtra Frame Storm Cup points series, the Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Ark., next Saturday and Sunday. Both days of competition will be live streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.



川添奨太


ラウンドロビン

第10位

$1,175 獲得

 


 

2017/05/28

 

EJ Tackett Bids for Eighth PBA Tour Title Monday in PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open

Reigning Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., who won the first of his seven PBA Tour titles in PBA Xtra Frame Tour competition, will try for his eighth PBA Tour title and fourth in Xtra Frame Tour competition, Monday in the PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center.

Tackett, 24, claimed the qualifying lead in Wilmington behind games of 222, 215, 257, 279, 268 and 214 Sunday, finishing qualifying with a 12-game total of 2,824 pins and a 13-pin lead over Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla. Tackett, the 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year, also is trying for his third title of the 2017 season. He previously won Xtra Frame events in Lubbock, Texas, in 2015 and in Carpentersville, Ill., and Las Vegas in 2016.

England’s Dom Barrett and Jason Sterner of Rockledge, Fla., will advance to match play tied for third place with 2,796 pins, 10 ahead of Venezuela’s Ildemaro Ruiz, who finished Sunday’s final qualifying round with 2,786 pins.

The top 16 players advanced to Monday’s 12-game modified round robin match play finals, which begins at 9 a.m. EDT. After 24 games, the top four players will bowl for the $10,000 first prize and a PBA Tour title in the stepladder finals at 3 p.m.

The top 16 also are competing for Xtra Frame Storm Cup points. In Storm Cup events, the tournament winner earns 25 points, second place earns 19 points, third 18 points, with points diminishing by one point through 20th place. The Storm Cup points leader after one event is Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz., who won the Xtra Frame Reality Check Open in Tamarac, Fla., in March. Blanchard was tied for eighth place at the end of qualifying.

The final rounds of the Xtra Frame Wilmington Open, the second tournament in the seven-event Xtra Frame Storm Cup point series, will be live streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.



川添奨太


予選後半

第13位

ラウンドロビン進出

12G 2650
Average 220.83

 

 

松岡美穂子、”ママでは初”の2勝目を挙げる!

男女共催の『グリコセブンティーンアイス杯』では、女子も男子に引けを取らない力投を見せてくれました。

女子では今大会ただ一人パーフェクトを達成した堂元美佐と、宮崎で不甲斐ない結果に終わった口惜しさを晴らしにきたという松永裕美がトップ争いのデッドヒートを繰り広げ、2位以下に大差を付けて決勝シュートアウトへ進出。

望月理江や小林あゆみら栃木出身プロ、今大会がプロデビュー戦となる霜出佳奈、川﨑由意や松下聖子、大坪菜摘美ら若手も頑張りましたが、準決勝で追い上げた寺下智香、そして松岡美穂子が松永・堂元に続きます。

松永、堂元、寺下、松岡らタイトルホルダーだけという組合せで行われた決勝シュートアウト・セミファイナルは、全員が男子決勝の大苦戦をじっくり観察して対策を練っただけあって、寺下以外の3名はダブルでスタート。しかし松永は3フレーム目から一転レーンに捕まってしまい、3・4フレーム目が連続でスプリット。固さが取れない寺下もストライクに恵まれず、先頭集団から徐々に引き離されてしまいます。

4人で最初にターキーを決めた堂元がワンマーク一つ飛び出すと、さらに9フレーム目からのオールウェーを決めてぶっちぎりのトップで勝ち抜きが確定。

松永は8つのストライクを決めながらも3つのスプリットに泣かされ敗退。寺下もパンチアウトを決めましたが届かず、ノーミスを守った松岡が堂元との優勝決定戦へと駒を進めました。

昨年2勝を挙げて賞金女王の座も獲得した堂元、産休から復帰してすぐ好成績を残しセカンドシードに潜り込んだ松岡。ともに調子は上向きの二人でしたが、そのスタイルは攻めのボウリングと守りのボウリング。特にママになってから考え方が変わったという松岡は、守る姿勢を貫いてミスしないボウリングに徹底します。

攻める堂元はレーンの変化に捕まり、2フレーム目、5フレーム目とオープンフレームに。ボールをチェンジして立て直し、後半にターキーを決めましたが、松岡もまたストライクを重ね、7フレーム目からの5連続ストライクに成功。堂元を突き放し、松岡が2009年のジャパンオープン以来8年ぶりとなる勝利を掴みました。

来週には愛娘が2歳の誕生を迎えるという松岡、嬉しい嬉しい2勝目を栃木初の女子大会で挙げました! 

 

総合36位でベストアマ獲得!

松本英美 選手

 

渡邊 亮 選手が大会初のアマチュア制覇!

今年は栃木が舞台となった『グリコセブンティーンアイス杯』。女子では初、男子では栃木オープン以来ひさびさの公認トーナメント開催とあって、地元出身プロはもちろん、栃木のアマチュア選手達も気合い充分で臨んだ大会となりました。

パーフェクトラッシュの予選・準決勝は順位の変動が激しい混戦でもあり、予選から決勝進出圏内を守り通したのは須田 毅ひとり。予選2位の小原照之は準決勝前半でスコアが伸びず、最終ゲームでパーフェクトを達成するも届かず、村上拓也、甘糟翔太らも後半から猛チャージをかけてきた藤井信人、斉藤祐哉、そしてアマチュアの渡邊 亮選手らに追い落とされて惜しくも敗退となりました。

今年3月の関西オープンで3年ぶりの優勝を果たして波に乗る藤井、初優勝がかかった須田と斉藤。いずれも優勝に相応しい実力を持つプロ3人では、ROUND1CUPで初のアマチュア選手による決勝ラウンドロビン進出を果たし、さらに2度のベストアマチュア獲得と実力を誇る渡邊選手にとっても荷が重い相手かと思われましたが、決勝シュートアウト・セミファイナルが始まってみると、そんな心配はまったくの杞憂でした。

外と内の差が激しく、変化も急激なレーンに捕まってしまったのはむしろプロ3人。斉藤は3度、須田は4度、藤井にいたっては5度ものスプリットを出してしまいます。

渡邊選手も2度のスプリットを出しましたが、ただ一人ターキーを決めて余裕の勝ち抜けが確定。残る1席を巡る争いは、プロ3人による10フレーム勝負となりました。

先に藤井が164ピンで終了すると、後から投げる須田は10フレーム3投目に9本以上なら藤井を上回り、勝ち抜けの目が出るところでしたが、最後はストライクで決めようと攻めた結果、2・4・10番を残す7本カウントとなり、163ピンで終了。わずか1ピン差の敗退に落胆を隠しきれません。残る斉藤も勝負どころの9フレーム目をオープンにしたのが響いて157ピンで終了。渡邊選手と藤井による優勝決定戦となりました。

セミファイナルでの苦戦をもとに対策を立て直した藤井は、打って変わって4連続ストライクからの滑り出し。序盤出遅れた渡邊選手に一度は4マークリードの大差をつけましたが、会場となった宇都宮第二トーヨーボウルを良く知る栃木在住の渡邊選手も黙って引っ込んではいられません。藤井のストライクが途切れるのと入れ替わるように、4フレーム目からなんと7連続ストライクを決め、大差をものともせず逆転します。

最後はスプリットからオープンとしたものの、渡邊選手は241ピンで終了。藤井も最後の意地でパンチアウトを決めましたが渡邊選手に2ピン届かず、関西オープンからの連勝は成りませんでした。

『グリコセブンティーンアイス杯』の地元栃木開催を知った時から、「何としても出場したい」と考えたという渡邊選手、出場どころか並み居るプロを圧倒し、大会史上初のアマチュア制覇までも果たしました!

 

もちろんベストアマも同時獲得

渡邊 亮 選手

 

 

堂元美佐

 

 

松永裕美

 

 

藤井信人

 

 

斉藤裕哉


 

2017/05/27

 

Tommy Jones Averages 242 to Lead Tightly-Contested Opening Round in PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open

Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., averaged 242.8 Saturday to take the first-round qualifying lead in the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Wilmington Open at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center by seven pins over Jason Sterner of Rockledge, Fla.

Jones, a 38-year-old 18-time PBA Tour champion, rolled games of 232, 221, 236, 279, 257 and 232 for his first six qualifying games for a 1,457 pinfall total in a closely contested round that saw six players finish within 37 pins of the leader. Mitch Beasley of Clarksville, Tenn., was third with 1,440 pins followed by BJ Moore III of Greensburg, Pa., and Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., tied for fourth with 1,424 totals, and two-hander Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., with 1,420 pins.

The field of 96 bowlers will return for a second six-game qualifying round Sunday, with two squads starting at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT. The top 16 players after 12 games will advance to Monday’s 12-game modified round robin match play finals, leading into the four-player stepladder finals at 3 p.m.

All rounds of the Xtra Frame Wilmington Open, the second tournament in a seven-event Xtra Frame Storm Cup point series, will be live streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.

 


川添奨太


予選前半

第8位

6G 1,381

Average 230.16

 

 

 

堂元美佐

 

 

須田 毅

 

 

松永裕美

 

 

小原照之

 

 

河上未希

 

 

藤井信人

 

 

松永裕美

 

 

坪井 実


 

2017/05/26

 

SANDELIN WINS THIRD USBC SENIOR QUEENS TITLE

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Florida, won the 2017 USBC Senior Queens on Friday to become the third bowler in history to claim the coveted tiara for a third time.

The 60-year-old right-hander defeated fellow hall of famer Anne Marie Duggan of Edmond, Oklahoma, in the championship match at Circle Bowl, 193-179, to collect the top prize of $6,000.

With the win, Sandelin matches fellow USBC Hall of Famers Robin Romeo and Sandra Postma as the only three-time winners at the event. Sandelin's previous wins came in 2007 and 2013.

Sandelin grabbed the early lead in the title match as Duggan, the 2012 Senior Queens champion, opened in the second and third frames. Sandelin locked up the win with a strike to start her final frame.

The 10-time Team USA member has been putting in the time on and off the lanes in preparation of another run at the title, and Sandelin established herself as the player to beat during qualifying, leading the 59-player field through 15 games at Circle Bowl.

Sandelin cruised to a 5-0 record in match play on her way to earning the top seed for Friday's stepladder, averaging more than 211 in her wins. As the top seed, Sandelin would have had to be beaten twice in the true double-elimination format.

"I have been preparing for this event for nearly a year," Sandelin said. "I started a fitness program last July and have been working with a personal trainer the last two months to get in shape to win this tiara. I wanted another one, and if you take care of yourself, good things can happen. I love this sport, love to bowl and love to compete. I was motivated to win, and it's crazy that it actually happened."

Sandelin also defeated Duggan, also a Professional Women's Bowling Association Hall of Famer, in the final of the winners bracket to secure the top seed, 585-527.

Duggan advanced to the title match by defeating Kristy Whitcher of Belfair, Washington, in the semifinal, 233-208. Whitcher finished in third place.

Whitcher collected a win against Panama's Edissa Andrade a match earlier, 225-194. Andrade finished in fourth place.

In the opening game of the stepladder, Andrade knocked off Romeo, the three-time defending Senior Queens champion, in a roll-off after they tied at 194. After matching each other's efforts in the first two attempts, Andrade edged Romeo in the third round, 7-6.

Romeo, who finished fifth, was looking to become the first player to win four Senior Queens titles.

A four-player shootout round determined the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 seeds for the stepladder, and Whitcher finished strong to earn the third seed with a 631 three-game total.

Romeo secured her fourth consecutive stepladder appearance with a 592 series to earn the fourth seed, and Andrade posted 559 for the fifth spot. Cheryl Keslar of Tonganoxie, Kansas, finished sixth with a 491 total.

All competitors at the 2017 Senior Queens bowled 15 games of qualifying over two days to determine the 31 players who joined Romeo in the double-elimination match-play bracket. Match play consisted of three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advanced.


 

2017/05/25

 

 

山下昌吾
会場:新狭山グランドボウル

 

松永裕美がプロの部優勝!

今年はスコールのような雨が降ったかと思えば、抜けるような青空。いかにも沖縄らしい天候のなか、5月13日(土)・14日(日)の二日間にわたって行われた承認大会・沖縄オープンサラダカップを、松永裕美が制覇致しました。

昨年の大会では市川佑一に2ピン差での惜敗という口惜しい思いをしただけに、固くリベンジを誓う松永に対するは、シュートアウトで勝ち上がって来た松下聖子。

着々と実力をつけて来ている松下でしたが、初の優勝決定戦に呑まれてしまったか、滑り出しをオープンとしてしまってから左レーンに捕まってしまい、ストライクを重ねることができません。

一方松永は序盤にダブル、中盤に4連続ストライクと順調にスコアを伸ばし、松下を突き放しました。

余裕の大会V3を果たした松永に、同胞プロ達も大はしゃぎ!サラダカップらしい賑やかで楽しい閉幕となりました。

またアマチュアの部では新里翔悟選手が前仲雄太選手との優勝決定戦に勝利。5月上旬にパパになったばかりという新里選手、大会初の快挙を果たしました!


 

2017/05/24

 

ZAVJALOVA COLLECTS SECOND TIARA AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

Latvia's Diana Zavjalova claimed her second United States Bowling Congress Queens title Tuesday, defeating USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, in the title match, 247-216.

Zavjalova, the 2013 Queens champion, is the 10th player to capture multiple wins at the event as she averaged more than 251 for her two games at the Raising Cane's River Center. The stepladder finals of the 2017 Queens aired on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday and will re-air Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

The 25-year-old right-hander started the title tilt with Johnson, also a two-time Queens champion, with five consecutive strikes, gaining the early advantage as Johnson opened in two of her first five frames.

After missing a 10 pin in the fifth frame, Johnson rolled four consecutive strikes to force Zavjalova to mark for the win. Zavjalova delivered a strike to seal the victory and $20,000 top prize.

"I've bowled really well on TV in the past and really just wanted to have fun while I was out there," said Zavjalova, who claimed her second Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour title with the win. "I wanted to have fun no matter what, and I just happened to have amazing ball reaction and struck a lot. It definitely boosted my confidence getting out to a strong start, and I tried not to pay attention to anything but me."

Zavjalova consistently has been near the top of the standings each week since the PWBA Tour relaunched in 2015, including a win at the 2015 PWBA Minnesota Open.

However, that consistency did not translate into championship-round appearances for Zavjalova during the 2016 season, despite making match play 11 times, which tied for second overall.

Zavjalova experienced a similar start to the 2017 season at the QubicaAMF Sonoma County Open, falling one spot short of making the championship round, finishing in fifth place.

She broke through the following week at the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, earning the No. 3 seed for the stepladder finals. The finals of the Sacramento Open will air on CBS Sports Network on June 13 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

"It almost took a year to get over what happened last season," Zavjalova said. "I bowled so well but didn't make a single show. It was heartbreaking to start the season the same way, but I knew once I made a show and got the monkey off my back, I would make more and have the chance to get back in the winner's circle. Every single win is sweet and awesome and special in its own way, but this one is sweeter because of last season."

Zavjalova struck nine times in her semifinal win against Singapore's Cherie Tan, winning 256-179. Tan finished in third place.

Cherie Tan converted a 10 pin in the final frame of the second stepladder match to defeat teammate Jazreel Tan of Singapore, 214-203. Jazreel Tan held the early lead after striking on five of her first six offerings, but she left back-to-back splits in the seventh and eighth frames. Jazreel Tan finished fourth.

The opening match of the stepladder included a near-perfect performance from Cherie Tan as she started with 10 consecutive strikes on her way to 289-210 victory over Marissa Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky. Thomas, who made her Queens debut this year, finished fifth.

A total of 162 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 players who joined defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

 

 

石橋 孝
会場:博多スターレーン


 

2017/05/23

 

 

山上英章

 

 

岡野秀幸

 

 

山下陽平


 

2017/05/22

 

LIZ JOHNSON TOP SEED AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, went undefeated in match play at the 2017 USBC Queens to earn the top seed for Tuesday's championship round.

The stepladder finals will air on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern, and the winner will take home the coveted tiara and top prize of $20,000. The USBC Queens is the first major of the 2017 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour season.

Johnson, a two-time Queens champion, put together a near-historic run through the double-elimination bracket at the Raising Cane's River Center, averaging more than 237 through her six matches, including a 663-612 win against 2013 Queens winner Diana Zavjalova of Latvia in the winners bracket final to earn the No. 1 spot. Zavjalova will be the No. 2 seed for the finals.

"I made really good ball choices to start and ball changes when I needed them throughout my matches," said Johnson, the 2015 and 2016 Professional Women's Bowling Association Player of the Year. "Mentally, I felt really good, and the physical game came together as well."

Johnson is one win away from adding another historic accomplishment to her storied career. With a victory, she would become the third bowler to win the Queens for a third time, joining fellow hall of famers Mildred Ignizio (1967, 1970, 1971) and Wendy Macpherson (1988, 2000, 2003).

"It's going to be tough no matter who I face," said Johnson, who also rolled the tournament's only 300 game in her opening-round victory against England's Verity Crawley. "I always go into a match thinking I'm up against the best bowler in the world, no matter who it is. That's always been my mindset, so I'm going to bowl the best game I can, since that's all I can do."

Singapore's Jazreel Tan and Cherie Tan and Marissa Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky, are the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 seeds for the stepladder, respectively, after advancing through a final shootout round Monday.

Jazreel Tan led the round with a 671 series to earn the third spot. Cherie Tan took the fourth spot with a 611 set, and Thomas edged out Singapore's Shayna Ng for the final spot in a dramatic finish, 587-578.

Finishing first, Ng struck on her first delivery of the 10th frame for a double and converted a 7 pin, forcing Thomas to mark to advance. Thomas left a 3-10 split on her first offering and covered it to secure the fifth spot.

A total of 162 bowlers competed in three five-game blocks of qualifying over three days this week to determine the 63 competitors who joined defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore in the double-elimination match-play bracket. Lim lost her first two matches Sunday and finished in a tie for 49th place.

Each bracket match leading up to the stepladder included three games, with total pinfall determining which player advanced. The televised portion of the event will be one-game matches.

 

 

水野成祐
会場:シチズンボウル


 

2017/05/21

 

RESTREPO SHOWS RESILIENCE, STAYS UNDEFEATED AT 2017 QUEENS

The last 24 hours at the United States Bowling Congress Queens have been a roller coaster for Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, but she remains undefeated after two rounds of match play.

Sixteen players remain in the winners bracket at the Raising Cane's River Center after Sunday's opening rounds of match play in the double-elimination bracket. Bracket matches consist of three games, with total pinfall determining who advances.

The bracket started with the top 63 competitors after qualifying, along with defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore, and matches will continue through Monday until the five stepladder finalists are determined. CBS Sports Network will air the finals Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern, and the winner will take home the top prize of $20,000.

Restrepo's roller coaster ride started Saturday evening while finishing her qualifying block. The Colombian native was in eighth place after the first two rounds but struggled with her timing during the final five games.

After rolling a 131 in Game 4, Restrepo found herself in jeopardy of missing the cut as she continued to struggle with her timing in the final game. She was able to regroup and throw two strikes in her final frame, along with a nine-count on her fill ball, to tie Jennifer King of Irmo, South Carolina, for the final two spots in the bracket.

"I nearly bowled myself out of this tournament," said Restrepo, a two-time Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour champion. "I don't know how I came through on those last three shots, since I really had nothing. I stepped up on the approach, cleared my mind and did everything I could. If it was meant to be, I was going to find a way, and I did."

Restrepo was back on track Sunday morning in her opening match against two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, advancing with a 683-659 victory.

Restrepo continued strong to start her next match against Brittany Smith of Johnston, Iowa, rolling a 278 game to take an 84-pin lead after the first game. But, the momentum quickly swung in the opposite direction as Smith rolled 258, and Restrepo lost her reaction on the way to a 168 effort, falling behind in the match.

Restrepo made a ball change and trusted in her ability in the final game, delivering a key double late in the match to sneak past Smith, 650-640.

"I went from having great ball reaction to shooting 160," said Restrepo, who advanced to the stepladder finals of the 2017 QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open and PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, which will be taped Tuesday at the River Center and air on CBS Sports Network in June. "I felt that my shots weren't that bad, but the lanes drastically changed for me. I made a ball change, trusted my instincts and did what I needed to do in those finals shots. I've bowled a lot of games in the past four weeks, and having the chance to rest and relax tonight means a lot."

Restrepo will face Singapore's Shayna Ng in the third round Monday, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Restrepo and Ng are joined in the winners bracket by three past Queens champions - USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson (2009 and 2015), Diana Zavjalova (2013) and Shannon Pluhowsky (2006).

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore lost both of her matches Sunday and was eliminated. She finished in a tie for 49th place. Japan's Katsuko Sugimoto was the last player to successfully defend a Queens title, winning in 1981 and 1982.

Qualifying at the River Center consisted of 15 games over three days to determine the 63 players who would join Lim in the double-elimination bracket.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.


 

2017/05/20

 

ISC CHAMPION RETURNS TO BATON ROUGE FOR 2017 USBC QUEENS

In the past month, Sydney Brummett of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has logged more hours than most at the Raising Cane's River Center, and that time is paying off this week at the United States Bowling Congress Queens.

Brummett, a collegiate standout at Wichita State, captured the 2017 Intercollegiate Singles Championships title at the 44-lane venue in April, and her success in Baton Rouge has continued at the USBC Queens, where she qualified for the double-elimination match-play bracket.

The 21-year-old right-hander finished qualifying with a 3,211 total, a 214.07 average, to qualify in 13th place. Brummett will face Colombia's Clara Guerrero in Sunday's opening round of match play.

Match play at the 2017 USBC Queens, which will feature the top 63 competitors and defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore, begins Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern and will continue through Monday until the five stepladder finalists are determined. CBS Sports Network will air the finals Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Brummett's trip to Baton Rouge in April also included the Intercollegiate Team Championships with her Wichita State teammates. The Team USA and Junior Team USA member used the opportunity not only to compete, but to obtain information for her return visit.

"Getting to bowl here in April has been very helpful this week," said Brummett, who defeated Webber International's Taylor Bulthuis, 225-170, in the ISC title match, which aired on CBS Sports Network in May. "I wrote down some of the characteristics I noticed on each pair, and I hoped those notes would help me figure out the moves quicker. It didn't help as much the first day, since I wasn't executing shots very well, but it definitely helped the last two days after I was able to correct a flaw in my physical game."

Brummett hopes that knowledge, along with previous match-play experiences, will help her as she looks to improve on her 17th place finish at the 2016 Queens in Las Vegas.

"Some of the matches before the ISC show were very telling," said Brummett, the 2016-2017 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Most Valuable Player. "I struggled in those a little bit more than I would have liked and really had to come back in the third game. That let me know I have it within myself to persevere in those situations, so I feel very confident heading into tomorrow. No matter what's going on in a match, I can always just keep going, and hopefully, it will work out."

Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, claimed the top qualifying spot with a 15-game total of 3,440, a 229.33 average.

The 31-year-old right-hander led the 162-player field after each qualifying round, adding games of 196, 258, 219, 244 and 177 for a 1,094 total Saturday.

Boomershine and her husband, Hank, welcomed their first child, Aiden, in February, and after competing in the Professional Women's Bowling Association's season-opening event in Rohnert Park, California, she took off two weeks to rest an injured knee.

She feels her performance this week, regardless of the outcome, shows she's ready for the remainder of the season.

"It's a whole new tournament tomorrow, so today, I wasn't looking at the leaderboard or trying to get to a certain number," Boomershine said. "I wanted to stay smooth and slow, since it's been working for me. Coming off an injury and having Aiden three months ago, I finally feel like I'm getting into better shape, and this performance is encouraging for me going into the rest of the season."

Boomershine will face Jennifer King of Irmo, South Carolina, in her opening match. King tied with two-time PWBA Tour champion Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, for 63rd place in qualifying with a 3,021 total.

Restrepo earned the No. 63 seed based on having the highest qualifying block, and she will face Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, in the opening round.

Kulick, a two-time Queens champion, moved into second place in the standings with a 3,423 total after posting the highest five-game block Saturday with 1,247. Kulick rolled games of 237, 257, 228, 269 and 256.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore improved during each qualifying round at the River Center to finish in 23rd place with a 3,169 total. Lim will face Elysia Current of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, the 2011 Queens runner-up, in the opening round.

Lim was guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket but was able to improve her seeding through qualifying.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

 

男子18名・女子11名の新人プロボウラーが誕生しました!

男子トップ合格
松田力也

女子実技免除合格
水谷若菜

女子実技免除合格
坂倉 凜

女子実技トップ合格
霜出佳奈

 

本日を持ちまして第56回男子・50回女子プロボウラー資格取得テストの全日程が終了致しました。

男子は1日15G、一次・二次をあわせて120Gを投げてAVG200以上、女子も1日12G、あわせて96GでAVG190以上が求められる苛酷な実技試験、筆記等の三次テストを突破した男子18名、女子11名のプロボウラーが誕生しましたことご報告致します。

女子では2015年のジャパンオープンで女子最年少優勝を果たした現役高校生の水谷若菜、2016年の東海オープン優勝の坂倉 凜らが実技免除合格。また元全日本ナショナルメンバーの霜出佳奈が一次免除で二次テストから参加し、ぶっちぎりの強さで実技トップ合格を果たしました。

男子は現役大学生の松田力也がライバル達との首位争いの末に見事トップ合格を果たしました。トップ合格者は5月27日より開催のグリコセブンティーンアイス杯にてデビューとなり、その他男子はシーズントライアルスプリングシリーズ、女子は6月の出場優先順位決定戦がデビュー戦となります。

プロボウリングファンの皆様には、新人プロボウラー達への温かいご声援をお願いするとともに、その活躍をどうぞお楽しみにお見守り下さい。

 

 


 

2017/05/19

 

BOOMERSHINE CONTINUES STRONG AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, maintained her spot at the top of the standings after the second round of qualifying at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens.

After pacing Thursday's opening round with a 1,213 total, Boomershine added games of 234, 222, 237, 248 and 192 for a 1,133 total Friday at the Raising Cane's River Center, giving her a 10-game total of 2,346, a 234.6 average.

Friday's round was the first opportunity for Boomershine to combat the tournament's fresh 41-foot lane condition after averaging more than 242 on the burn Thursday.

"The fresh was similar to practice, but maybe a little tighter," said Boomershine, who finished tied for ninth place at the 2016 USBC Queens in Las Vegas. "I knew what equipment I wanted to use from practice, and I was able to stick with the same ball until the fifth game. My game plan was the same as yesterday - stay smooth and slow and make the best shots I could. I wasn't trying to lead, but trying to find a good look, and I was able to do that. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to continue to make good shots and get some ideas for match play."

Team USA's Josie Earnest-Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, is in second place with 2,298, and 2011 Queens champion Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, is third with 2,221. Jamie Martin of Omaha, Nebraska, and Daria Kovalova of Wichita, Kansas, rounded out the top five with scores of 2,217 and 2,197, respectively.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore is tied for 56th place after two rounds with a 2,024 total. Lim is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying will give her a chance to improve her seeding.

All competitors will return to the River Center on Saturday for the final round of qualifying, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Each player will bowl 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Lim in match play.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals, which will air on CBS Sports Network on May 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.


 

2017/05/18

 

BOOMERSHINE LEADS OPENING ROUND AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, leads after the opening round of qualifying at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens.

Boomershine used games of 280, 213, 239, 214 and 267 on Thursday at the Raising Cane’s River Center to pace the 162-player field with a 1,213 five-game total, a 242.6 average.

Boomershine missed the previous two Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour stops to rest and recuperate after suffering a knee injury, and she was able to find her rhythm by trusting her game.

“I just tried to stay slow and smooth and really trust myself,” said Boomershine, who was the runner-up at the 2016 PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open. “One of my weaknesses is trusting my ability and shotmaking, and I felt like I really did that today. For the next 10 games, I’m going to really focus on that, and the strong start takes a lot of pressure off.”

Poland’s Daria Pajak sits in second place with a 1,173 total, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, is third with 1,147 and 2006 USBC Queens champion Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, is fourth with 1,141. Josie Earnest-Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, rounds out the top five with 1,133.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore is in 82nd place with a 976 total after Thursday’s opening round. Lim is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying will give her a chance to improve her seeding.

All competitors will return to the River Center on Friday for the second round of qualifying, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Each player will bowl 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Lim in match play.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals, which will air on CBS Sports Network on May 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

For more information on the USBC Queens, visit BOWL.com/Queens.


 

2017/05/16

 

Bryan Goebel Wins PBA50 Miller Lite Players Championship For First PBA50 Tour Title

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., a 10-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the PBA50 Miller Lite Players Championship Tuesday for his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Goebel won the first major of the 2017 season by beating fellow hall of famer and stepladder finals top qualifier Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 264-230, in the championship match at Woodland Bowl.

“I feel so fortunate to win because it’s so tough with all the great players we have out here,” said Goebel, who was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in February. “I had a very rewarding career on the PBA Tour but it’s an honor to be part of that club that has won titles on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour.”

Bohn and Goebel traded strikes in the first four frames of the title match until Bohn pulled away by continuing his string with strikes in the fifth and six frames. Bohn ran into trouble in the seventh frame when he left the 7-10 split and then left the 4-7-10 split in the ninth which turned the momentum back to Goebel who put together a string of five strikes at the end of the match to seal the win.

Goebel’s win came in his 51st PBA50 Tour tournament. His previous best finishes in five full seasons were two runner-up finishes which came in 2013 and 2015.

“What makes it special is you want to beat the best and Parker is one of the best,” said the 55-year-old Goebel. “It’s a huge relief to finally get that first win and to beat a great player like Parker in a major, that makes it that much more satisfying.”

For Goebel, the Miller Lite Players Championship win was his second major title on the national stage. He won the PBA Tour’s PBA Tournament of Champions in 1998.

As the No. 2 qualifier for the finals, Goebel advanced to the title match by beating PBA50 Tour rookie Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 200-181, in the semifinal match. Haugen, a five-time PBA Tour winner who qualified fourth for the finals, was making his third championship round appearance of the season and tied his best finish of third.

In the opening match Haugen beat No. 5 qualifier Scott Greiner of Platte City, Mo., 238-159, and then defeated No. 3 qualifier Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 222-190, to advance to the semi-final match against Goebel.

Learn, who dominated qualifying by averaging 245, was trying for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title while Greiner was trying for his first win.

The next stop for the PBA50 Tour is Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif. for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 28-31.

 

 

 


 

2017/05/15

 

 

 


 

2017/05/14

 

Shipyard Dallas Strikers Repeat as L.L.Bean PBA League Elias Cup Champs; Duke Wins MVP Award

Crafty strategy and clutch shots at every critical turn helped the Shipyard Dallas Strikers successfully defend their L.L.Bean PBA League Elias Cup title at Bayside Bowl in a hotly-contested battle with the local-favorite L.L.Bean Portland Lumberjacks.

Led by player-manager Norm Duke, the Strikers won the singles, trios and five-player Baker format matches for a 5-1 victory over the Lumberjacks. The finals aired Sunday on ESPN.

Duke, who was named Mark Roth PBA League Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the event, gave Dallas a 1-0 lead with a 269-247 win over Portland’s Ryan Ciminelli in the opening singles match. Portland evened the score at 1-1 when Wes Malott and Kyle Troup topped Duke and Rhino Page in the doubles match, 238-209.

“We decided to put me first, and then me with a lefthander (Rhino Page) in the doubles match in order to preserve the lanes, because with all of the rev rate from our other guys, there wouldn’t be any oil left on the inside of the lane for anyone except me, and I needed more help than that,” Duke said. “And that left a fresher condition for our rev guys. They were able to make the adjustments and make the shots, and that’s why we came out on top.”

Dallas regained the upper hand with a 234-227 victory in the Baker trios match, with high-rev power players Tommy Jones, Bill O’Neill and BJ Moore III holding off Portland’s Malott, Bryon Smith and Liz Johnson.

In the decisive three-point five-player team finale, Duke’s strikes on both of his attempts, in the second and seventh frames, were converted into a turkey and a double ultimately made the difference in the Strikers’ 237-219 victory that locked up the Elias Cup.

”Obviously it’s disappointing, but (Dallas) bowled a really good game,” said Portland manager Tim Mack. “They’re defending champions for a reason, but we made them earn it.”

Going into the finals, Duke was concerned about being an underdog in terms of fan support.

“I watched the semifinal match between (Portland) and the (Silver Lake) Atom Splitters, and that was a wow-wow-wow moment,” Duke said of the Lumberjack’s miraculous win. “They pulled it out, and when you have this many people rooting you on, and that much energy flowing their way, it’s hard to say destiny wasn’t on their side.

“But my group never flinched. They just kept at it. They’re champions, all of them.”

Duke’s passion for PBA League competition has continued to grow over the program’s five-year history, which is interesting considering he had least amount of team experience throughout his career of any player in the league. He never experienced high school, collegiate or Team USA competityion.

“That’s why you see so much excitement from me,” the PBA Hall of Famer said. “I’m 53 and slowing down a bit, but not when you jack me up like that. I feel like I’m 17 again. This is the kind of atmosphere we all want to play in front of. This league thing is going to take off; we all know it and it’s going to grow.”

Winning the MVP award, he added, took him completely by surprise.

“The MVP out of that group? No way,” he said. “Normally I wouldn’t put myself in position to win an award like that, but my crew kept saying, Norm, you’re throwing it last. We debated until the end, but my guys liked the way my ball was getting through the pins and they liked my chances, so that’s what happened.”

During the Elias Cup finals, Bayside Bowl co-owners Charlie Mitchell and Justin Alfond, along with PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark, announced the sixth annual PBA League finals will return to Portland in 2018 on dates to be announced.

The PBA Tour resumes competition with the inaugural eight-player Main Event PBA Tour Finals May 19-20 at Main Event-Orlando, Fla., which will air on five consecutive Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network beginning May 30, followed by a pair of PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup events, the PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open from Ten Pin Alley in Wilmington, N.C., May 26-29, and the PBA Xtra Frame Jonesboro Open from Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Ark., June 2-4. Both Storm Cup events will be covered live, from first ball to last, on PBA’s Xtra Frame video streaming service. Visit xtraframe.tv for subscription information.


 

2017/05/013

 

 【PWBA】 PWBA Fountain Valley Open

KULICK EARNS TOP SEED FOR TV AT 2017 PWBA FOUNTAIN VALLEY OPEN

Like any athlete, each time Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, competes, there is the hope that everything will align physically and mentally, and a clear-minded focus will result in a successful outing.

The reality is that those days are rare, so when the lane condition at the 2017 Professional Women's Bowling Association Fountain Valley Open allowed Kulick to play to her physical strengths, she was able to capitalize on the opportunity and offset the fact that she wasn't feeling as focused as she was at this point in past PWBA Tour seasons.

This week's 38-foot oil pattern at Fountain Bowl allowed Kulick to open up the lane and attack it in a left-to-right fashion, and being in her wheelhouse helped her get more comfortable with each round on her way to the top seed for the televised portion of the event.

She will be joined on the show by No. 2 seed Verity Crawley of England, No. 3 Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, and No. 4 Cherie Tan of Singapore. 

Kulick and Crawley earned their spots on the show by leading their respective match-play groups Saturday at Fountain Bowl, with total pinfall, bonus pins included, determining the top seed. Johnson and Tan each rolled through their group stepladders to advance, with seeding based on their averages for the event.

The TV finals of the PWBA Fountain Valley Open will be taped May 23 during the United States Bowling Congress Queens and is scheduled to air June 20 on CBS Sports Network.

"Today, I just tried not to over-analyze," Kulick said. "I took the bad shots for what they were and took advantage of the good shots and breaks. I was focused on rhythm and footwork, and it helped that the pattern allowed me to play my A-game." 
Kulick started Saturday's Cashers' Round at Fountain Bowl in fifth place but averaged 236 over six games to enter round-robin match play as the top seed. She then turned in a 4-2 match-play record, while separating herself from the rest of the field.

As the top seed, Kulick needs just one win to claim her first title since the return of the PWBA Tour in 2015, despite a combined 10 championship-round appearances during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Last year, she fought through an ankle injury. This year, it's a recent grip change, while the stresses and responsibilities of life outside of bowling have left her less than prepared for the challenges of the PWBA Tour, though it's something she's working through with help from friends and family. 

"I want to win again, and I believe I belong in the winner's circle," said Kulick, a six-time major champion, including the 2003 U.S. Women's Open for her lone PWBA Tour title. "Right now, I'm trying to find the right balance. There have been some challenges. Things haven't gone so well on TV. It definitely takes skill to get there, but, sometimes, you need a little luck to win. I feel like once I can get that first win under my belt, it will lead to the opportunity for more wins."

Crawley, a recent graduate of Webber International, will make the first TV appearance of her young PWBA career. Her job as a paralegal has limited her PWBA participation, but she's planning to bowl the remaining events in 2017.

Johnson, who was sick most of the weekend in Fountain Valley, qualified for her second consecutive TV show with a 258-226 win over Clara Guerrero of Pflugerville, Texas, in the Group B stepladder final.

Both players struck in five of the first six frames, but nine-counts in frames seven through 10 proved to be the undoing for Guerrero, who paced the field though the first two rounds of qualifying. 

Johnson advanced to the Group B final with a 211-205 win against Singapore's Shayna Ng, converting a 10 pin in her final frame to secure the victory.

Tan, the only left-hander to advance to the Cashers' Round, defeated her younger sister, Daphne, 210-199, to earn her first TV berth of the 2017 season. Tan claimed her first PWBA Tour title at the 2016 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open. 

Cherie Tan's road to the Group A final went through Guerrero's Team Colombia teammate, Maria Jose Rodriguez, who now resides in Austin, Texas. Tan stayed clean on the way to a 196-150 win over Rodriguez, who split four times in the match.

The 2017 PWBA Fountain Valley Open, the third of 14 events on the 2017 PWBA Tour schedule, featured 83 competitors from 11 countries and marked the PWBA's first visit to Fountain Bowl since the venue hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 1991 and 1992.

Competition this week began Friday with two six-game qualifying blocks to determine the 32 players for Saturday's Cashers' Round. 

An additional six-game block Saturday morning narrowed the field from the 32 cashers to the top 12 players for round-robin match play. 

The 2017 PWBA Tour season continues next week with the first major of the season, the USBC Queens at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

CBS Sports Network will televise the stepladder finals of 13 of the 14 PWBA Tour events starting May 23 with the USBC Queens.

Go to PWBA.com for more information about the PWBA Tour. Qualifying and match-play rounds of PWBA Tour events are broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association.


 

2017/05/10

 

 

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2017/05/09

 

Brian LeClair Wins Johnny Petraglia BVL Open to Become Season’s First PBA50 Tour Two-Time Winner

Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday to become the season’s first PBA50 Tour two-time winner.

LeClair defeated two-time PBA50 Player of the Year and eight-time winner Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 245-195, in the championship match at Farmingdale Lanes to also win his third career PBA50 Tour title.

LeClair, who was the top qualifier for the finals, dominated from the start throwing strikes in the first eight of nine frames. Mohr, who qualified second, was able to get his ball to the pocket but had trouble with pin carry during the match.

“I don’t know that I bowled that much better of a game than Ron,” LeClair said. “The key for me was to keep my hand behind the ball at release to get more forward roll. Sometimes that’s an advantage and sometimes it’s not, but it looked like guys were having trouble with pin carry if they had too much side roll.”

LeClair went undefeated in the final round of match play winning all six of his matches to earn the top qualifying position for the stepladder finals.

“It was one of those days where it seemed like I couldn’t bowl a bad game and my opponents couldn’t get anything going,” said LeClair, who won the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open. “All the pieces just seemed to fit this week.”

LeClair finished second in last year’s Johnny Petraglia BVL Open losing to reigning PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber 223-204 in the title match.

In the semi-final match, Mohr, who was hoping to end a five-year drought without a PBA50 Tour win, defeated five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., 226-168, to advance to the title match.

Learn advanced to the semi-final with a 243-197 win over PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in the second stepladder match.

In the opening match, Monacelli, who was trying for his eighth PBA50 Tour title, beat John Conroy of Mahopac, N.Y., 224-194. Making his first finals appearance, Conroy earned a career-high fifth-place finish.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis May 13-16 for the PBA50 Miller Lite Players Championship, the first major of the season. Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

 

 

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2017/05/07

 

Dallas Strikers, Portland Lumberjacks Advance to L.L.Bean PBA League Elias Cup Finals

The excitement generated from four sudden-death roll-offs in the quarterfinals continued to build in the L.L.Bean PBA League semifinal round at Bayside Bowl when the defending champion Shipyard Dallas Strikers swept their best-of-two-game match against the Sysco Philadelphia Hitmen while the local-favorite L.L.Bean Portland Lumberjacks won a stunning sudden-death battle over the Live + Work in Maine Silver Lake Atom Splitters to set up the finalists for next Sunday’s Elias Cup finals.

The best-of-two-game semifinal round matches aired Sunday on ESPN. The PBA League Elias Cup will be decided next Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT on ESPN in a showdown involving singles, doubles, trios and Baker team matches.

Employing a strategy that proved successful in the opening round, Dallas player-manager Norm Duke disregarded his personal views, electing to put his team on the more consistent right lane for the first game in order to finish the match on the tricky left lane. The strategy worked when team members Bill O’Neill, Duke, Rhino Page, BJ Moore III and anchor bowler Tommy Jones strung five strikes in the second half of game one for a 239-196 win. The Strikers then clinched their berth in the Elias Cup finals with a 201-165 win in game two – the first match settled without a roll-off – taking advantage of a pair of doubles while Philadelphia ran into split trouble as the scoring conditions on the right lane began to change.

“We were the higher seed so we got to choose the order of lanes,” Duke said. “We decided to do what we did (in the first round) because my guys seemed to like them when they’re hooking more. I don’t know about that, but they have a point. When the other guys go to the right lane, it’s harder to move right than left.

“It was against my instincts, but I have some really good minds and they know what they like,” the PBA Hall of Famer added. “I can pretty much deal with all of it, so I try to put them in the right position. Now we’re back in the title match, and that’s what counts.”

The Lumberjacks had a more challenging trip to their finals berth, facing a comeback after the Atom Splitters – the only team to win the Elias Cup twice – escaped with a 221-217 win in the first game. As the lane conditions continued to transition in the second game, strikes became less frequent and spares became more valuable.

Heading into the 10th frame, Portland was on the brink of elimination after throwing only three strikes in the entire game. The Atom Splitters, needing only a mark in the 10th frame to lock up another berth in the Elias Cup finals, saw their hopes slip when anchor Jesper Svensson got his first shot wide and left the 3-7 split. Then the crowd was stunned when the left-handed two-hander threw a near-perfect shot, but the 3 pin wrapped around the 7, handing the Lumberjacks a 185-182 victory and sending yet another match into sudden-death.

In the one-ball roll-off, Silver Lake’s Tom Daugherty and Portland’s Wes Malott both struck. On the second attempt, Svensson came up light in the pocket again, leaving a 3 pin, and Portland’s Ryan Ciminelli sent the crowd into a frenzy with a strike.

“I couldn’t even hear myself screaming over the fans,” Ciminelli said. “Before Jesper got up in the 10th frame, I told (Lumberjacks manager) Tim (Mack) if he gives us a chance, I want it and he said, it doesn’t matter; you’re already getting it. Then he looked at Wes, and Wes said he wanted to throw (the sudden-death shot). We kinda went back and forth, but we decided it was going to take two shots, so (Wes) went first and he gave me the opportunity to be the hero. It’s a very cool feeling.”

“What a match,” Mack said. “We never expected Jesper to give us a chance. Just goes to show it isn’t over until it’s over. He gets up in the 10th and gets the ball a little wide, and leaves that split. And then he wraps the pin around the 7 pin, which is crazy. He couldn’t have made a better shot.

“In the roll-off it’s about heart and determination. All of a sudden we got a second life,” Mack continued. “I knew it was going to be Ryan or the big guy (Malott), and I went with Wes first just because he wanted to redeem himself after feeling like he let us down in the 10th frame. That’s not true, but he gave a chance. Then Jesper left a 7 pin and Ciminelli made an unbelievable shot. That’s what it’s all about.”

Next Sunday’s 1 p.m. EDT Elias Cup finals telecast between the Shipyard Dallas Strikes and L.L.Bean Portland Lumberjacks will include singles, doubles and Baker trios matches worth one point each, and a five-player Baker format team finale worth three points. In case of a tie, the Elias Cup will be decided in a one-ball sudden-death roll-off.

In addition to the Elias Cup, the PBA will recognize the PBA League’s Mark Roth Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the finals.

The ESPN telecast will be simultaneously streamed on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.


 

2017/05/06

 

ZAVJALOVA BREAKS THROUGH AT PWBA STORM SACRAMENTO OPEN

Since the return of television to the Professional Women's Bowling Association in 2016, Latvian native Diana Zavjalova had come up just shy of reaching the bright lights, but that sentiment changed on Saturday as Zavjalova broke down the door to earn her first PWBA televised finals appearance at Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes. 

The TV finals of the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open will be taped Tuesday, May 23 during the United States Bowling Congress Queens and is scheduled to air June 13 on CBS Sports Network.

History could've repeated itself this week, but a determined Zavjalova defeated Amanda Greene of Romney, West Virginia, 279-236, in the Group B Stepladder Final in an emotional victory. Joining Zavjalova on television is top seed Liz Johnson Cheektowaga, N.Y., Colombia native Rocio Restrepo is the second seed and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., is seeded fourth.

Zavjalova, who now resides in Austin, Texas, has run into bad luck on more than one occasion late in PWBA competition, most recently last week at the QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open. After holding the lead for much of the event, Zavjalova eventually lost in the Group Stepladder Finals to finish fifth. 

This week, she again held a lead only to lose it late in match play, but it was a different bowler in the final match thanks to some friendly advice.

"Today, I was just in a different mindset," Zavjalova said. "I had been putting so much pressure on myself in the past because I kept coming so close. It was very frustrating, and to start off this season the same way was heartbreaking. Before my match (against Amanda), I was talking to Daria Pajak, and she told me a couple of things that really boosted my confidence. I'm not sure if everyone could see it, but I was smiling and just wanted to bowl happy. Once I started smiling, I felt like that monkey was coming off my back, and that's what happened."

Johnson, the reigning back-to-back PWBA Player of the Year, led the way in Group B with a 5,308 pinfall total, just five pins ahead of Restrepo for the top overall seed. Johnson found success on an unreleased lane condition which forced her to display her versatility. 

Although she arguably is the most accomplished player on tour, she still embraces all challenges after many years of competing, and this week would certainly qualify. 

"This week required a little more of the C and D game, and that's why I constantly work on my game," Johnson said. "My ball reps had me keeping my shoulders back and square so I wouldn't come around it, and the little things like that helped all week. I did my best to stay out of trouble, and everything kind of came into place. After all of the years out here, I'm not afraid of anything. I may not be as good on some shots as others, but I know I can do it."

Restrepo, last season's runner-up for PWBA Player of the Year, earned an automatic TV berth for the second consecutive week after earning the top overall seed at the Sonoma County Open, putting her in position as the early front-runner for PWBA Player of the Year honors in 2017.

The players in the second, third and fourth positions in each group at the conclusion of match play advanced to their respective group stepladders Saturday and battled for the final two spots on the TV show.

The final TV spot went to McEwan, who defeated Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, 195-170, in the Group A final. McEwan advanced to the final match after dispatching of Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, 224-190.

Prior to facing Zavjalova in the Group B final, Greene defeated Jennifer Higgins of Westerville, Ohio, 216-201, to advance.

Competition at the 2017 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open began Friday with two six-game qualifying blocks to determine to the 32 players for Saturday's Cashers' Round. 

An additional six-game block Saturday morning narrowed the field from the 32 cashers to the top 12 players for round-robin match play. 

The 2017 PWBA Tour season continues next week with the PWBA Fountain Valley Open at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California.

Go to PWBA.com for more information about the PWBA Tour. Qualifying and match-play rounds of PWBA Tour events are broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association.


 

2017/05/04

 

 【PWBA】 News

2018 PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S BOWLING ASSOCIATION TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Competitors, fans and spectators will have six new venues to visit in 2018 during the 14-event schedule on the Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour. 

The 2018 PWBA Tour will begin April 26-28 in Las Vegas, and will conclude with the 16-player, invitation-only PWBA Tour Championship from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. 

Along with nine standard events, four major championships will be contested in 2018 including the United States Bowling Congress Queens, PWBA Players Championship, U.S. Women's Open and the PWBA Tour Championship. 

"The 2018 PWBA Tour season branches out to new cities and states, which is a fantastic way to meet and greet new fans," said PWBA spokesperson Kelly Kulick. "It also opens the doors for more competitors and helps us to build relationships. We're excited with the schedule and anticipate an adventurous year!"

The PWBA's new venues include: National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nevada; Hall of Fame Silver Lanes, East Hartford, Connecticut; Fern Valley Strike and Spare, Louisville, Kentucky; AMF Boulevard Lanes, Edmond, Oklahoma; Cedarvale Lanes, Eagan, Minnesota; and Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl, Columbus, Ohio.

Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park, California, and Seminole Lanes in Seminole, Florida, will make their third consecutive appearance on the PWBA Tour schedule. 

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California, and Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Florida, will make return visits to the PWBA Tour schedule.

Sites for the season-opening Las Vegas Open, the U.S. Women's Open, and the PWBA Tour Championship will be announced later. 

The 2018 PWBA Tour schedule:

* April 26-28: PWBA Las Vegas Open, TBD
* May 3-5: PWBA Sonoma County Open, Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park, Calif.
* May 10-12: PWBA Fountain Valley Open, Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif., 
* May 16-22: *USBC Queens, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev.
* May 31-June 2: PWBA East Hartford Open, Silver Lanes, East Hartford, Conn.
* June 7-9: PWBA Louisville Open, Fern Valley Strike and Spare, Louisville, Ky.
* June 14-16: PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open, Seminole Lanes, St. Petersburg, Fla., 
* June 20-24: *PWBA Players Championship, Boardwalk Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
* June 28-30: PWBA Oklahoma Open, AMF Boulevard Open, Edmond, Okla. 
* July 5-7: PWBA Twin Cities Open, Cedarvale Lanes, Eagan, Minn. 
* July 12-14: PWBA Columbus Open, Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl, Columbus, Ohio
* July 30-Aug. 5: *U.S. Women's Open, TBD
* Aug. 29-Sept. 2: *PWBA Tour Championship, TBD
*PWBA major

Visit PWBA.com for the latest news and information about the PWBA Tour, including complete coverage of the 2017 PWBA Tour season.


 

2017/05/03

 

Duke Comes Through in 10th Frame to Win PBA50 Race City Open for Fourth Career PBA50 Tour Title

After a heartbreaking loss in the 10th frame of the championship match of the season-opening PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., got some redemption by sealing the deal in the 10th frame of the PBA50 Race City Open presented by Columbia 300 Wednesday to notch his fourth career PBA50 Tour title.

Thanks to a clutch strike on the first ball of the 10th, Duke defeated top qualifier Kenny Parks of Hammond, Ind., 221-213, in the title match at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

“I tell you, nothing’s a given,” Duke said. “You just can’t take anything for granted. It seems like the lanes are changing every frame and it’s all you can do to get to the pocket. It’ a lot of guesswork and fortunately I guessed right this time.”

Taking the lead into the 10th frame of the Pasco County Open two weeks ago, Duke left the 2-4-8-10 split which handed the win over to Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., for his second PBA50 Tour title.

“There’s one philosophy that says, put those situations behind you and move on, but for me, I stew over it,” said Duke, who ranks third on the all-time PBA Tour titles list with 38 wins. “That was a learning experience and I want to learn from it. I don’t want to get into a second-place cycle.”

Duke was able to overcome two splits in the Race City Open title match that he failed to convert but was able to come back with strikes at the end of the match when he needed them.

“I’ll be honest, this victory was probably more ball than it was me,” said Duke, who qualified third for the stepladder finals. “I needed every advantage I could get.”

Parks, the 2008 USBC Senior Masters winner, was trying for his second career PBA50 Tour title.

In the second stepladder match, Duke beat last week’s UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 216-187, and then went on to beat Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., in the semi-final 210-202, to advance to the title match.

In the opening match, Boresch defeated five-time PBA Tour winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 223-216.

Two-time PBA Tour winner Jeff Bellinger earned a check the hard way when he showed up late for his second round qualifying squad on Tuesday. Commuting from his home in Columbia, S.C., the 63-year-old Bellinger got caught in a traffic jam caused by road construction in the Charlotte area.

Giving the field what amounted to an eight-frame head-start, he began competition in the ninth frame and bowled a 40 in his first game. He followed it up with games of 225, 248, 246, 257, 197, 211 and 225 which was good enough to finish 44th in qualifying advancing to Wednesday’s cashers round. Unfortunately he couldn’t get anything going in the cashers round finishing the tournament in 51st.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., May 6-9 for the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick. Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.


 

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