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2017/10/31

 

Butturff Dominates in Match Play to Become Top Qualifier for U.S. Open Stepladder Finals

Jakob Butturff capped off a dominating performance at the 2017 U.S. Open on Tuesday by earning the top seed for the stepladder finals at Flamingo Bowl. 

Joining the 23-year-old left-hander in the stepladder finals are Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida, 2013 U.S. Open champion Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, Graham Fach of Canada, and two-time U.S. Open champion Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida. 

The stepladder finals of the 2017 U.S. Open will be broadcast live Wednesday on CBS Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The champion will earn the $30,000 top prize and coveted green jacket. 

"My goal at the beginning of the week was just to make the top 24," said Butturff, a two-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour champion. "Being the top seed at the U.S. Open is something more than I could ever ask for. To end up leading against some of the best bowlers on this planet is an amazing feeling, and I really have to thank my family, friends and sponsors for their support." 

Butturff shined in match play, averaging more than 228 and posting a 20-4 overall record to lead Page by 617 pins. He finished with a 56-game total of 13,101, including bonus pins. He also went undefeated in his final block of match play. 

"In today's game, a strong mental game is a must, especially at the U.S. Open," said Butturff, a Team USA member. "For 56 games, I did my best to just take it one shot at a time and step back and refocus when things didn't go as planned and move on from it. I feel the nerves definitely are going to kick in being the top seed, but if I need to take a second to step back and take a deep breath, I'm going to do it and give it my best effort." 

Page moved into second in the position round after defeating Fach, 213-208. Page, a five-time PBA Tour champion, finished with 12,484. Malott dropped from second to third in the position round, posting a 12,438 total. 

Fach earned the No. 4 seed with a 12,434 total and will take on Duke, who took the No. 5 seed with 12,397, in Wednesday's opening match. 

Butturff and Page each will be in search for their first major championship, while Malott, Fach and Duke will look to add to their collections. 

Malott, a 10-time PBA Tour champion, can become the 12th bowler in U.S. Open history to capture the title multiple times, and Fach won his first career PBA Tour and major at the 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship. 

Duke, a United States Bowling Congress and PBA Hall of Famer, is looking for his 39th national title and eighth major championship. Duke would be the fifth player in tournament history to claim the green jacket three times with a win. 

All competitors bowled 24 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 36 players advancing to Monday's cashers' round. After eight additional games, the field was cut to the top 24 players for round-robin match play. 

The five finalists for the stepladder finals were determined by total pinfall, including bonus pins, for 56 games. 

The U.S. Open is the fourth of five major championships on the 2017 PBA Tour schedule and is conducted jointly by the USBC and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America.


 

2017/10/30

 

Jakob Butturff Goes 7-1 in First Match Play Round to Retake U.S. Open Lead

Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, went 7-1 in the opening round of match play to build a 264-pin lead over the field Monday at the 2017 U.S. Open. 

The 23-year-old left-hander averaged more than 240 in his seven wins at Flamingo Bowl to finish with a 9,130 total, including bonus pins, for 40 games. Butturff also led after Saturday's second round, and he started match play in second place. 

Two-time U.S. Open champion Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, is second with 8,866, and 2013 champion Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, is third with 8,861. Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida, and 2016 runner-up Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, round out the top five with 8,799 and 8,621, respectively. 

Butturff, a two-time PBA Tour champion, is feeling confident heading into the final two rounds of match play but knows he can't get ahead of himself if he wants to maintain his spot at the top of the standings. 

"I tried to keep the same steady mindset," said Butturff, a Team USA member. "When my mental game is strong, I'm usually in good shape. My confidence is high right now, but I know I still need to go out there and make the best possible shots I can every single frame." 

Two additional rounds of match play will take place Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. Eastern, concluding with a position round. The five finalists advancing to the stepladder finals will be determined by total pinfall, including bonus pins, for 56 games. 

The stepladder finals will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The champion will earn the $30,000 top prize and coveted green jacket. 

Joe Paluszek of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, made the biggest jump in the first round after starting match play in 23rd place. Paluszek rolled games of 287, 257 and 276 for an 820 series to start his block and finished with a 8,616 total, which places him sixth overall. 

The top 36 players from the 144-player field started competition Monday with an eight-game cashers' round to determine the 24 players advancing to match play. 

Duke led the field heading into match play with a 32-game total of 7,042, and Finland's Osku Palermaa earned the final spot with a 6,643 total, a 207.59 average. 

Defending champion Francois Lavoie of Canada finished in 33rd with a 6,541 total. 

The U.S. Open is the fourth of five major championships on the 2017 PBA Tour schedule and is conducted jointly by the United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. 

Each round of the 2017 U.S. Open leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame the exclusive online bowling channel for the PBA.


 

2017/10/29

 

Norm Duke Averages 243 in Final Qualifying Round to Take U.S. Open Lead

Two-time U.S. Open champion Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, put on a show for players and spectators Sunday at Flamingo Bowl, averaging more than 243 in his final qualifying block to surge to the top of the standings at the 2017 U.S. Open. 

The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer posted a 1,949 eight-game total Sunday to jump from 12th to first on the leaderboard with a 24-game total of 5,339. 

Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, New York, the 2015 U.S. Open champion, is second with 5,256, and second round leader Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, is third with 5,247. 
Defending champion Francois Lavoie of Canada is in 22nd place with 5,013.  

The top 36 players in the field after 24 games of qualifying advanced to Monday's cashers' round, and Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Florida, earned the final spot with a 4,915 total, a 204.7 average. The cashers' round will start Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern and consist of an additional eight games to determine the 24 players for round-robin match play. 

Duke has had his share of memorable runs at the U.S. Open, and the 53-year-old right-hander stayed in the moment as he put together games of 223, 257, 241, 209, 268, 258, 236 and 257 on the burn. 
Each competitor at the 2017 event had one qualifying block on each of the three phases of the 43-foot lane condition being used this week at the U.S. Open - fresh, burn and double-burn. 

"That came out of nowhere," said Duke, who won the U.S. Open in 2008 and 2011. "I don't think anybody thought 340 over was out there. It's hard to keep your mental attitude really focused for that long, but that's what it's about. I recognized I had something special going, and I kept at it." 

With the big block in the books, Duke has no plans to rest on his laurels. The 38-time PBA Tour titlist will refocus and get back to basics as he looks for another deep run at the U.S. Open. In addition to his two wins, Duke also has three additional top-five finishes, including a fourth-place finish at the 2015 event in Garland, Texas. 

"I won't let this affect my confidence going forward," Duke said. "As a matter of fact, it may even work against your confidence because you get used to the flow of shooting 230, 240, 250, and the flow here is not that way. Now, I have to go back and get things back to where they were, which is the U.S. Open frame of mind. They're tough out here, it's a grind and it's only the third day. If I can do that, I think I'm all right. But, as soon as you start looking back at what you've done, either today, yesterday or 25 years ago, it will punish you. The main thing for me right now is to be able to forget this, and maybe remember it years from now, but not today." 

Match play will begin Monday at 6 p.m. Eastern with the first of three eight-game rounds and resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, concluding with a position round. The five finalists for the stepladder finals will be determined by total pinfall, including bonus pins, for 56 games. 

The stepladder finals will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The champion will earn the $30,000 top prize and coveted green jacket. 

The U.S. Open is the fourth of five major championships on the 2017 PBA Tour schedule and is conducted jointly by the USBC and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. 

Each round of the 2017 U.S. Open leading up to the stepladder finals is being broadcast live on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the PBA.

47位 川添奨太


 

2017/10/28

 

300 Game Helps Butturff Move Into U.S. Open Lead After Second Round

Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, rolled a 300 game to start the second round of qualifying Saturday at the 2017 U.S. Open and he cruised to the top of the leaderboard at Flamingo Bowl.

The 23-year-old left-hander posted the highest eight-game block of the day, averaging more than 235 for a 1,881 total, bringing his overall score to 3,626, a 226.6 average for 16 games. England's Dom Barrett maintained second place with a 3,533 total, and first-round leader JR Raymond of Saginaw, Michigan, is third with 3,516.

One round of qualifying remains at the 2017 U.S. Open, and at the conclusion of Sunday's final squad, the field will be cut to the top 36 players for Monday's cashers' round. The cashers' round will consist of an additional eight games to determine the 24 players for round-robin match play.

Heading into Sunday's final round of qualifying, 2005 U.S. Open champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, is the cut in 36th place with a 3,299 total, and defending champion Francois Lavoie of Canada is 57th with 3,234.

Butturff was tied for 10th after Friday's opening round and quickly climbed towards the top of the standings after posting the perfect game, building a lead of more than 90 pins over the rest of the field. Butturff is the only competitor at the 2017 U.S. Open to roll a 300 game.

The two-time PBA Tour champion learned from his opening round as the scores began to add up, and the fresh 43-foot lane condition matched up to Butturff's strengths.

Each competitor at the 2017 event will have one qualifying block on each of the three phases of the lane condition used at the U.S. Open - fresh, burn and double-burn.

"I learned a lot from yesterday's block on the burn," said Butturff, the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials champion. "I was able to get an idea of where I needed to be on the fresh, and it ended up developing to where I started yesterday. I was able to play them pretty straight with a lot of surface and weaker equipment, and we all know my A game is throwing urethane. I also felt like I was executing shots really well, and that was the key today."

In his two previous U.S. Open appearances, Butturff advanced to the cashers' round but was unable to make match play. As he heads into his final round of qualifying, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on the double-burn, Butturff finds himself in an enviable spot and looks to build on the two strong blocks.

"I'm going to come in with the same mindset and try to keep doing the things that have worked so far," Butturff said. "The right-handers have been getting pretty deep, so I'm planning to use less surface and expect to throw it a little harder. I hope to execute as well as today."

Sunday's qualifying round will start at 8 a.m. Eastern, and match play will begin Monday at 6 p.m. Eastern following the cashers' round with the first of three eight-game rounds. Match play will resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, concluding with a position round. The five finalists for the stepladder finals will be determined by total pinfall, including bonus pins, for 56 games.

The stepladder finals will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The champion will earn the $30,000 top prize and coveted green jacket.

The U.S. Open is the fourth of five major championships on the 2017 PBA Tour schedule and is conducted jointly by the USBC and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America.

Each round of the 2017 U.S. Open leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the PBA. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

49位 川添奨太


 

2017/10/27

 

Michigan’s JR Raymond Averages 234 to Top U.S. Open First Round

JR Raymond of Saginaw, Michigan, recharged before heading to the 2017 U.S. Open and then his preparation on and off the lanes showed as the 33-year-old right-hander led Friday's opening round of qualifying. 

Raymond rolled an eight-game block of 1,878 at Flamingo Bowl to pace the field, averaging 234.75. England's Dom Barrett, the 2015 runner-up, is second with 1,837, and Team USA member Nick Pate of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, is third with 1,779. 

Defending champion Francois Lavoie of Canada is in 58th place with 1,631. 

After experiencing a tough stretch on the lanes, Raymond took some time away before starting his preparation for the 2017 event. 

"This was a big confidence boost, since I had been bowling pretty poorly for the last few months," said Raymond, a titlist at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. "I took some time off and didn't start again until about three or four weeks ago, knowing these events were coming up. I spent a lot of time just working on my mental and physical game, and it really helped a lot today." 

Raymond minimized mistakes throughout his block on the burn, recording just one game under 220. Each competitor at the 2017 event will have one qualifying block on each of the three phases of the 43-foot lane condition - fresh, burn and double-burn. 

Participants also experienced a new transition from warm-up to the beginning of competition at the 2017 event. The number of competition lanes is limited to 24, allowing bowlers to visit the same lanes and see them the same amount of times during qualifying. Competitors are not allowed to practice on the competition lanes, so 14 lanes are dedicated for warm-up prior to the start of their squads. 

"Today was more or less about having a grind focus," Raymond said. "Not having the chance to practice on the pairs beforehand changed the mentality a bit, so it was more about making quality shots, staying clean for as long as I could and just seeing what happened from there. I did a good job staying clean throughout the block and only had two opens, which was pretty hard to do on this pattern, since it's not easy out there." 

Qualifying will continue Saturday with the second round, starting at 8 a.m. Eastern. After 24 games over three days, the field will be cut to the top fourth (36 players) for Monday's cashers' round, which will consist of an additional eight games to determine the 24 players for round-robin match play. 

Match play will begin Monday at 6 p.m. Eastern with the first of three eight-game rounds and resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, concluding with a position round. The five finalists for the stepladder finals will be determined by total pinfall, including bonus pins, for 56 games. 

The stepladder finals will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The champion will earn the $30,000 top prize and coveted green jacket. 

The U.S. Open is the fourth of five major championships on the 2017 Professional Bowlers Association Tour schedule and is conducted jointly by the USBC and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. 

Each round of the 2017 U.S. Open leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the PBA. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

66位 川添奨太


 

2017/10/25

 

優勝 名和 秋!

10月14日(土)・15日(日)の2日間にわたり、承認大会・熊本オープンパスカカップがパスカワールド宇土店にて開催されました。

第12回目となる今年は予選9Gののち、優勝決定戦で名和 秋と中野麻理子が対決。223ピンを打った名和が2012年に続く5年ぶり2度目の大会制覇となりました。

 

内藤真裕実 プロの部優勝!

さる10月7日(土)・8日(日)、POPBOWL県央(新潟)にて承認大会・第4回ときめき新潟プロアマオープンが開催され、プロの部で内藤真裕実が優勝しましたことご報告致します。

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。プロの部優勝の内藤は準決勝で敗れ、優勝決定戦は広川雅紀選手と葵 瑞穂 選手の対決となり、ぴったりツーマーク差で広川選手が優勝されました。


 

2017/10/21

 

大根谷 愛、悲願のROUND1CupLadies制覇!

"女王"と呼ばれて久しい姫路 麗、松永裕美。この二人が決勝トーナメントを勝ち残り、準決勝で名前を並べたのを見て、優勝決定戦は女王対決なるかと思われた方も多かったことでしょう。
しかし予想を大きく覆し、姫路、松永を打ち破って準決勝を勝ち抜いたのは、今年プロデビューしたばかりの大久保咲桜、そしてプロ入り6年目の大根谷 愛でした。

予選を上位で突破した大久保と大根谷は、決勝トーナメントを1回戦シードとして2回戦から参戦。

それぞれ名だたるプロと対戦してこれを撃破し、準決勝で大久保は姫路と、大根谷は松永との対戦に。

どちらも対戦相手は女王という困難な闘いは、まずは大久保VS姫路の準決勝1試合目が始まります。

緊張からか、初っ端の1フレーム目をスプリットからオープンフレームにしてしまった大久保に対し、姫路はストライクでスタート。さらに3フレーム目から4連続ストライクを決めた姫路を、大久保も2フレーム目からターキーを決めて追いかけます。

姫路優勢でこのまま最後まで行くかと思われたところで、姫路が7フレーム目に4・6・7・10番ピンを残す痛恨のビッグフォー。続く8・9フレーム目もストライクが決まらず、2つめのターキーを決めた大久保が逆転、とどめのパンチアウトで大久保が勝利します。

続く準決勝第2試合、松永という高い壁を前に、ただ後悔だけはしないようにと精一杯の投球を心掛けた大根谷。松永優勢からの7フレーム目にスプリットで大根谷逆転して逃げ切りと、第1試合と似た展開で優勝への切符を手に入れました。

姫路、松永を倒しただけでも大金星と言える二人は、大久保はもちろん、大根谷も2年前のレディース新人戦で初優勝を果たしたとは言えレギュラーツアー優勝は未経験。優勝賞金最高額のビッグタイトル、そしてレギュラーツアー初優勝を賭けて、26歳の大根谷と19歳の大久保による頂上決戦は、両者ともにスペアからの滑り出しとなりました。

負けてもともとの心持ちだった松永との対戦よりも、優勝を賭けた対戦はとても緊張したと語りつつ、大根谷は決勝でボールをチェンジしたのが功を奏したか、2フレーム目から5連続ストライクに成功。レーンの変化への対応が遅くなってしまった大久保は、3フレーム目をオープンとしてからなかなかストライクが決まらず、大根谷との大差を縮めることができません。

終盤に入り、大久保がようやくストライクを繋いだところで、勝負どころの9フレーム目、今度は大根谷が4・5番を残すスプリット。貯金がまだ残っている大根谷としては、大久保がオールウェーを決めたとしても10フレームで7ピン以上倒せば勝ちという状況でしたが、そこまで冷静ではいられずとにかくマークをと考え、その通りに1投目でストライクに成功。これで勝利を確定させました。

ラウンドワン契約プロがROUND1CUPを制覇したのは、男女通じてこの大根谷が初。大会運営を支えて下さるラウンドワンスタッフの期待を一身に背負い、また年下の新人に負けられない先輩プロとしての意地をも背負い、けれどそれらを跳ね返して伸びやかな投球で優勝を掴めたのは、今年結婚を発表した夫・馬場 一の存在もあったことでしょう。

結婚とレギュラーツアー初優勝、そしてラウンドワン契約プロの大会初制覇と、嬉しいこと続きの大根谷、次はレギュラーツアー2勝目を目指します!

 

アマチュアチャンピオンシップは惜しくも5位タイなれど、総合17位タイでベストアマ獲得!

吉田由美子 選手

 

磯貝佐知子選手がアマチュアチャンピオンシップトーナメント制覇!

本大会のファイナルに先駆けて、アマチュア選手のみで日本一を決定する、アマチュアチャンピオンシップトーナメントのTVファイナルが行われました。

全国から集まった選手の中から、このファイナルステージに立ったのは佐賀の有川美也選手、北海道の対馬はるか選手、新潟の磯貝佐知子選手、大阪の西村あけみ選手ら4名。

準決勝で有川選手、西村選手が敗れ、対馬選手と磯貝選手の優勝決定戦となりました。

両選手ともレーンの変化に苦しみ、スプリットを連発しますが、いち早く立て直し我慢のボウリングでしのいだ磯貝選手の勝利となりました。

優勝の磯貝選手には、サンブリッジ様よりハイパフォーマンスボールとボールバッグが贈られました。


 

2017/10/20

 

 

 

桑藤 美樹

 

 

池畑 千穂


 

2017/10/18

 

 【PBA】 News

Chris Barnes, Ron Mohr, Don Mitchell Elected to PBA Hall of Fame; Ceremonies Set for Feb. 17 in Indianapolis

Eighteen-time PBA Tour champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas; two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, and the late Don Mitchell, a renowned bowling center owner and PBA host from Indianapolis, have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame.

They will be inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Marriott North in Indianapolis as part of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Barnes, 47, is one of five players to win both PBA Rookie and Player of the Year honors. He is one of six players to complete the PBA Triple Crown (2005 U.S. Open, 2006 PBA Tournament of Champions and 2011 PBA World Championship), and he ranked among the top 10 in PBA earnings for 16 consecutive seasons. He surpassed the $1 million milestone in career earnings in 170 events (2005), at the time the fewest events any player needed to achieve that milestone, and he won $200,000 “winner take all” prizes in Motel 6 Roll to Riches special events in 2005 and 2006.

He was a late-comer to PBA competition after four years as a member of the Wichita State University bowling team, a starring role with Team USA and a prolific nine-year career as a “professional amateur.” After joining the PBA just before his 28th birthday, he won PBA Rookie of the Year honors and added PBA Player of the Year honors 10 years later, joining Mike Aulby and Tommy Jones – at the time – as the third player to win both of those honors.

In 379 PBA Tour tournaments, Barnes finished in the top five 91 times (an impressive 24 percent of the time) and cashed in 296 (78.1 percent of tournaments entered).

All of that came years after a surprising performance in the Coca-Cola National Youth Championships as a youngster diverted his attentions away from a promising future as a basketball player growing up in Topeka, Kan.

“In high school, I was 100 pins behind Lonnie Waliczek in the state Coca-Cola Youth Championship qualifier,” Barnes said of his future fellow PBA competitor. “I figured I was the fourth-best bowler in Kansas, but I bowled Lonnie in the next to last game and won. And then I won the championship, so I got to go to the national finals. That’s where I found out how good the other guys in Kansas were.”

He then joined Waliczek on the powerful Wichita State team – founded by Lonnie’s father, Paul – and was the last player selected to make the roster in his freshman year.

“Between that and calculus class in the morning, I was re-thinking my decision to not play basketball,” Barnes said.

But he began to apply his four-hours-a-day basketball practice regimen to bowling. At 19, he qualified for the nationally-televised Brunswick Bowling Shootout, where he competed against Mark Roth, Marshall Holman and women’s star Lisa Wagner, he launched a profitable “megabucks” career and he began a string of 15 berths on Team USA – most of those at a time when pros were not allowed to bowl in international competition.

In 1998, Barnes decided “it was time to take on the best of the best and find out where I could fit in.”

Looking back, Barnes said, “after my late start, you realistically don’t know what’s possible. I didn’t know if I could win out there; I just wanted to find out how well I could bowl against those guys.

“Then it took me awhile to learn how to win on TV,” he added. “I knew I was never going to match Walter Ray (Williams Jr.) or (Mark) Roth. I knew I wasn’t going to be the best of all-time, but I wanted to be the best of this time.”

After he got his call from PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark, the reality began to set in.

“It’s pretty cool to have my name next to the guys I’ve idolized,” Barnes said. “I got to bowl against Dick Weber. I’ve been lucky to be able to play a game for a living, and make more money than a kid from Topeka ever imagined.

“It’s a pretty cool thing.”

Mohr, who has established one of the most successful track records in PBA50 Tour history (ranking among the top 10 in every key statistical category every year he has competed as a “senior” player), took a more indirect path to the hall of fame.

After growing up in Fort Wayne, Ind., Mohr moved to Alaska at age 23 where his brother was serving in the U.S. Air Force. A 170-average bowler back in Indiana, he got a job in a bowling center in Anchorage, and that’s when he found out timing is everything. He was dating a girl whose father worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at the time President Ronald Reagan fired all of the striking air traffic controllers who refused his order to return to work. Mohr was encouraged to apply for a position and, after training, wound up working as an air traffic controller in Alaska for 25 years.

He also had advanced his bowling skills and knowledge during his time at the Anchorage bowling center, and got serious about the game. In 1988, he shocked himself by earning a berth on Team USA.

“That’s when my game really started to develop, mentally as well as physically,” Mohr said. “It convinced me even more that I could be competitive. As a Team USA member, we got seeded spots into some tournaments (the U.S. Open and USBC Masters among them); it was incredible just to be exposed to that level of competition. That’s when I began to dream that I might be competitive one day. I knew I had a lot to learn, but decided if FAA gave me the time off, I’d become the best bowler I could be.”

What Mohr also found out was that having a physical edge on the competition would serve him well.

“I found out probably in my 30s, not many bowlers were doing that sort of thing,” he said of his daily fitness regimen. “It could help me physically, but also mentally because I knew not many others were doing that sort of thing. It became a habit, relaxed me, and I’ve kind of continued that.

“I keep a log, just to amuse myself. I’m at about 2.7 million sit ups over the last 18 years. I’ve done just a little over a million pushups. Lord knows how many miles on my bike…”

Today, Mohr said, “I couldn’t hardly be any better. By no means did I think (getting elected to the PBA Hall of Fame) was a foregone conclusion. I kept my fingers crossed and it turned out just right. I couldn’t be happier.”

Other than his opportunities as a Team USA member, Mohr had never bowled in PBA-level competition. But when he retired from his air traffic controller position in 2008, he decided to try the PBA50 Tour.

“I bowled the first two as a non-member because I didn’t know if I’d be competitive, and I bowled okay,” he said. “So I joined and promptly failed to cash in the next one.

“Finding out I could be competitive was quite an epiphany,” he continued, “and to win PBA50 Player of the Year the next year was beyond rewarding.”

In his breakout season in 2009, Mohr won three of his nine career titles en route to his first POY award (he won again in 2011). In nine full seasons as a “senior” bowler, he has finished in the top 10 in earnings and averages each year. He has never had a season averaging below 220.

In the 103 PBA50 Tour events he has entered, Mohr has cashed an impressive 97 times (94.1 percent success rate) and has finished in the top five 34 times, one in every three tournaments entered.

He also suffered through one of those frustrating streaks where he had 17 top five finishes without winning a title between 2012 and 2017, but in the two years since reaching age 60, he earned PBA60 Player of the Year in both years.

The PBA50/Senior division of the PBA Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognize players for their accomplishments after reaching the age of 50.

Mitchell, who succumbed to cancer in 2012 at the age of 80, went from managing a small bowling center in Indianapolis to developing the Royal Pin Leisure Centers chain, which has hosted dozens of showcase events at all levels of bowling. Its centerpiece – Woodland Bowl on Indianapolis’ north side – has hosted every major championship the PBA has offered, and in 2018 will again be the focal point of the PBA Tour when it hosts the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic, Feb. 13-18.

”Oh my gosh, what a great honor,” said Mitchell’s daughter, Donna Leimgruber, on behalf of her brothers, David and Craig Mitchell. “He would have been thrilled. He was such a good guy. I cannot express to you what this honor would mean to him.

“He always wanted to stay in the background. He might have been embarrassed with the recognition, but I can tell you he would be glowing with pride if he was still here. Bowling was my dad’s life and he lived it to the fullest.”

Maybe one of Mitchell’s closest admirers was his close friend, PBA Hall of Famer Mike Aulby, who Mitchell sponsored on tour for most of Aulby’s career.

“Don was one of the great bowling people,” said Aulby. “He loved the industry and the people in it. Don knew the importance of the Tour and its promotional value for the sport as a whole—he was very innovative.”

Mitchell’s bowling center empire grew from one center in 1974 to multiple centers with more than 300 lanes and five pro shops. He was a vocal advocate for the PBA as the sport’s most prominent promotional vehicle, and he put his money behind his passions. He was equally enthusiastic as a bowler, competing in 50 USBC Open Championships.

Mitchell, who becomes the first bowling proprietor elected to the PBA Hall of Fame exclusively because of his role as a bowling center owner, has previously been inducted into the Indianapolis and Indiana Bowling Halls of Fame. Upon his death, the Indiana Bowling Centers Association created the Don Mitchell Meritorious Medal Award in his honor.


 

2017/10/15

 

森本 健太、今季2勝目を挙げる!

スポーツの秋を象徴する千葉オープンが本日、3日間にわたる激戦の幕を閉じました。

今大会は予選スコアの持ち込みがなく、0スタート、しかも予選より長い10Gの準決勝となった為、予選を下位で通過しても決勝進出のチャンスがある、逆を返せば上位で通過しても気を抜けば一気に順位が下がってしまうというシビアな戦いとなりました。

そんなレギュレーションを体現するかのように日置秀一、儀間義博、中沢 奨、森本健太らが準決勝で浮上。特に森本は準決勝前半では21位と厳しい位置につけていま

一方そんな乱戦をものともせず、予選・準決勝で首位を守り抜き、王者の貫禄を見せたのが川添奨太。決勝シュートアウトにトップシードで進出し、日置・儀間・中沢・森本のセミファイナルを見守ります。

4名での戦いを抜け出し、王者・川添への挑戦権を手に入れるのは誰か。レフティ2名、右投げ2名によるセミファイナルは儀間以外の3名がストライクでスタートを切り、スペアスタートとなった儀間が出遅れたかと思われましたが、続く2フレーム目で今度は森本以外の3名がオープンフレームという大荒れの展開に。

これで森本が頭一つ抜け出し、日置・儀間・中沢が追う形となりましたが、日置と儀間はタフなレーンに翻弄されてストライクを繋げられません。

中沢は中盤5連続ストライクに成功しリードを取りましたが、8フレーム目で痛恨のスプリット。さらに9・10フレームもストライクが決まらず、10フレーム1投目にストライクを持ってきた森本に再度逆転されてしまいました。

予選、準決勝をギリギリの最下位で通過しながら、肝心な場面できっちりトップのスコアを打ち、3勝目に王手を賭けた森本。「これだけボールのスピードを落として引っかき回したのは初めて」、「普通じゃやらないことをやらなきゃ上位にはあがれない」と語ったほどアジャストに苦労しましたが、ウレタンボールをたくみに使いこなし、王者・川添に挑みます。

頂点を決する優勝決定戦、両者ともスペア、ストライクで滑り出しましたが、3フレーム目で川添がまさかのガター。ここで森本がワンマークリード、さらに5フレーム目で川添がスプリットを出してしまい、差が広がります。

しかし川添もすぐさま立て直して続く6・7フレームはダブルに成功。すると今度は森本の7フレーム目がスプリットとなり、8フレーム時点でほぼ互角。ところが大事な9フレーム目、川添が再びスプリットを出してしまいます。この痛恨事にもめげず、川添が最後の意地でパンチアウトを決めて森本にプレッシャーを与えますが、森本はこれを跳ね返し、9フレームのストライクを10フレーム1投目へと繋げて逃げ切りました。

初優勝したジャパンオープンでは同じレフティのトップ・山本 勲を倒し、3勝目の今大会では右のトップとも言うべき川添を倒せたことを素直に喜ぶ弱冠22歳の森本、日本プロボウリング界の勢力図を塗り替える風雲児となるか。どうぞご注目ください!

 

総合45位でベストアマ獲得!

西川 弘樹 選手

 

 

川添 奨太


 

2017/10/14

 

 

新城 一也

 

 

川添 奨太

 

優勝 儀間 義博!

10月7日(土)・8日(日)の二日間にわたり、小嶺シティボウル(福岡)にて承認大会・第3回 Hiromi Matsunaga invitational Pro-am Tournamentが開催され、儀間義博がプロの部優勝を果たしました!

予選6G・準決勝6Gのトータルピンでプロアマそれぞれ上位5名が選出され、決勝ステップラダーへ進出となり、3位通過の儀間は1回戦から投球してホストプロ・柴田英徳らを撃破。トップシード・田沢広也をツーマーク差で破りました。

またアマチュアの部では同じく3位通過の前畑利樹選手が優勝されました。


 

2017/10/13

 

 

吉川宗一郎

 

 

儀間 義博


 

2017/10/11

 

 

遠藤 誠
会場:ウニクスボウル南古谷店


 

2017/10/07

 

谷合 貴志
会場:スポルト八景ボウル


 

2017/10/06

 

Yannaphon Larpapharat Becomes First Thai Bowler to Win PBA Tour Title in WBT Thailand

Last year's second runner-up, Yannaphon Larpapharat made history by becoming the first Thai to win the 2017 PBA-World Bowling Tour Thailand beating defending champion, Jesper Svensson of Sweden, 212-202 in the finals.

Yannaphon, who was the No. 1 seed after topping the earlier Round 4 finals, started the title match with a strike and spared his next two frames. Svensson marked twice before knocking down his first strike in the third frame.

The two-handed Swede then stumbled to a 7-pin split in the fourth frame while the Thai spared his to take a 9-pin lead. Both struck in the fifth frame but were unable to add more strikes until Yannaphon rolled two consecutive strikes from frame seven.

Svensson responded with a double in the eighth and ninth frames to draw level when his opponent could not add a third consecutive strike. With a capacity local crowd at Blue-O Rhythm & Bowl Paragon cheering their hero on, the Thai obliged with a double in the tenth frame and an eight-pin count.

Tension was high after Svensson downed a third strike in the tenth frame, and had the Swede struck again, he could have taken the match to a decider. But luck ran out on him when he encountered an 8-pin split giving the victory to Yannaphon.
"I didn't have the best game in the final and I guessed I was lucky to come off with this win," said the 34-year-old Thai national team member. "I knew it will be a tough match against Svensson especially having come this far.

"This victory is very important for my country which shows we can reach world-class level competing against the best professional bowlers from all over the world. I hope that we can continue to host such a world-class competition here in Thailand," added Yannaphon, who picked up the top prize of 1 million Thai baht (approx. US$32,258).

The first runner-up and fourth-seed, who settled for 500,000 baht, had earlier dispatched second-seed and 2016 DHC Japan PBA Invitational champion, Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 248-222 in the fourth match. The 21-year-old also took out third-seed and 2013 PBA-World Bowling Tour Thailand champion, Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., 258-227 in the third match.

Svensson was handed a lucky break in the second match when the winner of the first match and sixth-seed, Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia failed to spare a single pin in her last frame giving victory to the Swede with 203 against Roumimper's 202 while fIfth-seed and 2016 PBA Scorpion Championship winner, Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., posted 199.

Roumimper had ousted three-time Thailand World Bowling Tour TV finalist and 2016 PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open Champion, Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. and compatriot and eighth-seed, Ryan Lalisang, 244-228-233 in the opening match.

Second runner-up, Barnes took home 300,000 baht with Rash and Roumimper earning 200,000 and 100,000 baht respectively. Jones, Lalisang and Ciminelli pocketed 90,000, 85,000 and 80,000 baht. The tour featured a total of 4.25 million baht (approx. US$132,000) in prize money.

A total of 145 players from 23 countries participated in the second ending 2017 PBA-World Bowling Tour Thailand. Players required three series of three games each with multiple re-entries to qualify. A total of 42 bowlers qualified for the finals divided into four rounds of finals to reach the Final TV Shootout.

 


川添 奨太

第14位

70,000 Baht
$ 2,258 獲得


髙田 浩規

第29位

50,000 Baht
$ 1,613 獲得

 


 

2017/10/05

 

 

霜出 佳奈

 

 

佐藤まさみ

 

 

堂元 美佐

 

 

飯田 菜々


 

2017/10/03

 

 

堀内 綾

 

 

船山ビアンカ

 

 

名和 秋

 

 

松永 裕美


 

2017/10/01

 

優勝 小林 孝至!

さる9月9日(土)に泉大津フタバボウル(大阪)にて第6回ボウラーズストリートカップフタバオープンが開催され、小林孝至が優勝しましたことご報告致します。

予選6Gを投げてAシフト4位で通過した小林は、決勝シュートアウト1回戦から参戦し、姫路 麗、山田 幸ら女子トッププロを撃破。その勢いのまま関西強豪アマを次々と下し、優勝決定戦で和田秀和と対戦します。ここで右レーンに和田が捕まってしまう一方、小林は2度のターキーでリードを広げ、約40ピン差で和田を突き放して大会制覇を決めました。


 

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