The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2014 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 6974 The 11th Frame: 2nd straight PBA World Championship position round thriller produces TV field of Wes Malott, Mike Fagan, Ronnie Russell, Todd Book, Stuart Williams http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6974 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">The position round game of the 2013 PBA World Championship was one of the wildest in PBA history, as I chronicled <a href="../../../news/article/6182" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</span></p> <p>But it nearly was topped by Thursday night&rsquo;s position round of the 2014 PBA World Championship.</p> <p>For the second straight year, I watched it on my Xtra Frame app on my cellphone while bowling league while wishing I was watching on a much larger screen.</p> <p>Going into the position round, Wes Malott essentially was locked into the top seed and Mike Fagan was solidly in second.</p> <p>Shawn Maldonado and Ronnie Russell were third and fourth and Sean Rash and Todd Book fifth and sixth, with the winners of those two matches in great shape to at least make the show, thanks to the 30 bonus pins for winners in round-robin match play.</p> <p>Lurking in seventh and eighth were Stuart Williams and defending champion Dom Barrett.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Throwing a boomerang hook from a deep inside line, Williams made the biggest jump, going from seventh to fifth with a 258-194 victory over Barrett.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Book&rsquo;s 248-215 win over Rash put him fourth, with Rash ending 13 pins behind Williams when he couldn&rsquo;t capitalize on a starting 4-bagger. It was a great recovery by Book, who had shot 159 the game before and was playing well to the right of the other leading competitors.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Russell survived and held third with a 191-156 win over Maldonado, who fell all the way to eighth as lefty Scott Norton finished 247-267 to grab seventh and fall just 20 pins shy of Williams.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">The TV finals was the third at the World Series for Russell, giving him a chance to get himself into the Player of the Year discussion with Jason Belmonte, who didn't make a TV finals at the World Series.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">But the story heading into the live ESPN TV finals of the World Championship on Jan. 11 at the new South Point Bowling Plaza will be Malott, who will bowl in the title match of his third straight major: he finished second to Jason Belmonte in the&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;" href="../../../news/article/6404" target="_blank"><strong>PBA Tournament of Champions</strong></a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;"> and&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;" href="../../../news/article/6452" target="_blank"><strong>USBC Masters</strong></a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;"> earlier this year.</span></p> <p>Even though those TV finals will be in early 2015, the World Championship is officially the third and final major championship of the PBA&rsquo;s 2014 season.</p> <p>Malott, a 38-year-old nine-time PBA Tour champion, averaged 229.44 over 52 games on five different lane patterns and finished 118 pins ahead of Fagan.</p> <p>&ldquo;I never really put anything together tonight. I just stayed out of trouble, and got a couple wins here and there,&rdquo; Malott said in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/30/Wes-Malott-Captures-Top-Berth-for-PBA-World-Championship-Finals-by-118-Pins-Over-Mike-Fagan.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this PBA news release</strong></a>. &ldquo;The biggest thing was in the second game tonight against Sean Rash. I doubled in the 10th to shut him out and that gave me some confidence and opened the gap a little.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was disappointed with my loss to Fagan in the last match Wednesday. I had a big lead and let him catch up, but I was able to get past that, focus on the positive and that helped.&rdquo;</p> <p>If Malott wins the World Championship, it will be his 10th title, qualifying him for PBA Hall of Fame consideration at some point down the road.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ll have a couple of months to prepare and think about the finals,&rdquo; he said in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/30/Wes-Malott-Captures-Top-Berth-for-PBA-World-Championship-Finals-by-118-Pins-Over-Mike-Fagan.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>the PBA release</strong></a>. &ldquo;Ten titles, yeah, maybe it&rsquo;s in the back of my mind, but it&rsquo;s not a big thing at this point. It&rsquo;s not like I&rsquo;m going for the most PBA titles or anything. If my career ended today, I&rsquo;d be very happy. I&rsquo;m very grateful and fortunate to be where I&rsquo;m at, and I&rsquo;m still living the dream.&rdquo;</p> <p>GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI competition continues Saturday with the TV finals taping for the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion championships and Sunday with the TV finals taping for the PBA Challenge special event and the World Bowling Tour Finals &mdash; all at the new South Point Bowling Plaza.</p> <p>Assuming travel goes OK, I will be attending those tapings and reporting on the TV finals &mdash;&nbsp;with &ldquo;Spoiler alert&rdquo; blogs &mdash;&nbsp;and the new South Point Bowling Plaza.</p> <p>The World Championship ball company TV finals scoreboard reads Roto Grip, Storm, MOTIV, MOTIV and Roto Grip.</p> <p>So for the five events, it ended up Storm/Roto Grip 9 plus 1 unaffiliated throwing Storm, MOTIV 7 plus 1 unaffiliated throwing MOTIV, Brunswick family 2, and EBI family 1.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">While Storm maintained its customary top position of recent years, it was a stellar and stunning showing by MOTIV &mdash; and with no TV appearances by rising young star E.J. Tackett.</span></p> <p>After making the show, Fagan posted this on Facebook: &ldquo;Great day on the lanes! Storm nation is alive and well in the PBA World Championship!&rdquo;</p> <p>Stuart Williams&rsquo; wife Tina Williams posted this: &ldquo;Who is the proudest wife in the world right now?! This girl!! Congrats to my hubby for making the PBA World Championship show!! Love you!&nbsp; ‪#&lrm;stu900‪#&lrm;lovethelanes "</p> <hr /> <p><strong>PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP<br /></strong><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Thursday</em></p> <p><strong>FINAL MATCH PLAY STANDINGS <br /></strong><em>(52 games, includes match play bonus pins)</em><br />1, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 15-9, 12,381.<br />2, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 14-10, 12,263.<br />3, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 13-11, 12,147.<br />4, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 15-9, 12,126.<br />5, Stuart Williams, England, 10-14, 12,091.<br />6, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 12-12, 12,078, $8,100.<br />7, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 12-12, 12,071, $7,000.<br />8, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 15-9, 12,064, $6,600.<br />9, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 13-11, 12,002, $6,000.<br />10, Dom Barrett, England, 12-12, 11,997, $5,600.<br />11, Patrick Girard, Canada, 15-9, 11,981, $5,000.<br />12, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 13-11, 11,932, $4,800.<br />13, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 9-15, 11,915, $4,600.<br />14, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 14-10, 11,883, $4,400.<br />15, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 13-11, 11,863, $4,200.<br />16, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 11-13, 11,832, $4,000.<br />17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 11-13, 11,782, $3,800.<br />18, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 9-15, 11,767, $3,600.<br />19, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 11-13, 11,728, $3,500.<br />20, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 10-14, 11,724, $3,400.<br />21, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 9-15, 11,713, $3,300.<br />22, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 11-13, 11,700, $3,200.<br />23, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 11-13, 11,695, $3,100.<br />24, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 10-14, 11,624, $3,000.<br /><em>300 game: Sean Rash.</em><strong><br /></strong></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6990 The 11th Frame: Mike Hoffman, Eric Serfort fire perfect games; Brittany Pollentier slams 700 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6990 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Mike Hoffman and Eric Serfort fired perfect games and Brittany Pollentier slammed a 700 series to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday.</span></p> <p>Hoffman&rsquo;s 80<sup>th</sup> career 300 came in a 742 series and was his second this season in the Ten Pin Alley Bullseye Masters League on the Kegel Route 66 challenge pattern. The 45-foot pattern is not quite a Sport compliant pattern but is flatter than the typical house shot.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kegel.net/V3/PatternLibraryPatternGraph.aspx?ID=654&amp;VIEW=COM" target="_blank"><strong>Here is one version of the pattern</strong></a>.&nbsp;Hoffman used a Brunswick Mastermind.</p> <p>Cody Ramsden led the league with 781, and other 700s were 748 by Derek Eoff, 728 by Brent Ritchie and 727 by Chris Gibbons.</p> <p>The Bullseye Masters will compete on a pair of Sport compliant patterns in the final two rounds &mdash; PBA Cheetah and Kegel Turnpike &mdash; and then the 2015 USBC Open Championships patterns in the playoffs.</p> <p>Serfort&rsquo;s ninth career 300 came in a 723 in the Viking Lanes Badger League.</p> <p>Shane Frye fell a shot shy of perfection, rolling a 297 game in a 654 in the Village Lanes Thirsty League.</p> <p>Pollentier chained games of 237, 248 and 215 in the Dream Lanes Major League.</p> <p>Char Clementi was next for the women with 659 in the Schwoegler&rsquo;s Gypsies League.</p> <p>Nate Sime was second for the men with 793 in the Village Golfers League.</p> <p>Other men&rsquo;s series of 750 or higher were 783 by Mark Geitt in the Viking Badger, 767 by Rick Festge in the Waun-A-Bowl Beagles Classic League, 760 by Marc McDowell in the Village Golfers, 756 by David Le Hahn in the Schwoegler&rsquo;s CMIG League, and 753 by Mike Gannon in the Prairie Lanes Classic League.</p> <p><em>Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.</em></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:55:00 -0600 6991 The 11th Frame: Defending champion Kerry Painter maintains lead, Waukesha’s Jim Knoblauch moves into 2nd at ITRC Super Senior Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6991 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Defending champion Kerry Painter maintained his lead and Waukesha&rsquo;s Jim Knoblauch moved into second after the second round of the 2014 International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic, the United States Bowling Congress reported in <a href="http://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622322934" target="_blank"><strong>this news release</strong></a>.</span></p> <p>The 38-player field was cut to the top 10 for a 4-game cashers round at the end of qualifying on Thursday, with the top five after the cashers round advancing to a stepladder finals at 3:30 p.m. Central time.</p> <p>The entire tournament is being webcast on BOWL.com&rsquo;s BowlTV.</p> <p>Painter rolled 1,791 for his eight games on Thursday to total 3,592 for 16 games. Knoblauch was at 3,430, Howard Partell was third with 3,403 and Pete McCordic, who finished second to Painter last year, was fourth at 3,366.</p> <p>The cut in 10<sup>th</sup> was Pete&rsquo;s brother Paul McCordic at 3,277.</p> <p>Full results are <a href="http://bowling.lexerbowling.com/itrc/supersenior2014/index.htm" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>The BowlTV archive of B squad&rsquo;s second round is <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfyQYBDHDBE&amp;feature" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a> and the BowlTV archive of A squad&rsquo;s second round is <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQrIOWUO_hY&amp;feature" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0600 6973 The 11th Frame: Wes Malott grabs lead, Mike Fagan surges to 2nd with round to go in PBA World Championship http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6973 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Wes Malott grabbed the lead and Mike Fagan surged from 23rd to second Wednesday in the first two of three round-robin match play rounds at the PBA World Championship, PBA reported in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/29/Wes-Malott-Leads-PBA-World-Championship-Heading-into-Thursdaye28099s-Final-Round-of-Match-Play.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this news release</strong></a>.</span></p> <p>Malott who finished second to Jason Belmonte in the last two majors &ndash; the <a href="../../../news/article/6404" target="_blank"><strong>PBA Tournament of Champions</strong></a> and <a href="../../../news/article/6452" target="_blank"><strong>USBC Masters</strong></a> &ndash; won 11 of his 16 matches Wednesday and will take a 125-pin lead over Fagan into Thursday&rsquo;s final round of match play at South Point in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Fagan finished Wednesday with a perfect game and then a 276-204 win over Malott, and leads third place unretired Hall of Famer Jason Couch by 190 pins. Shawn Maldonado is in fourth, 13 pins behind Couch, and Dom Barrett is fifth, 45 pins behind Maldonado.</p> <p>Just 95 pins separate &nbsp;fifth through 12<sup>th</sup> as the field aims to make the top five stepladder finals that will air live on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the new South Point Bowling Plaza.</p> <p><a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/29/Wes-Malott-Wins-6-of-8-Matches-Takes-Lead-After-Round-One-of-PBA-World-Championship-Match-Play.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Here is the PBA news release</strong></a> after the first round of match play.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UU7MbYTEskjbg31t_1wAWjWA" target="_blank"><strong>Here is Storm's page with video interviews of its players after each tournament</strong></a>.</p> <p>Six of the top seven in the World Championship are Storm/Roto Grip staffers &mdash; Ebonite's Couch is the exception &mdash; and of the top 24, 12 are Storm/Roto Grip staffers and Bryon Smith and J.R. Raymond are unaffiliated bowlers throwing Storm/Roto Grip.</p> <p>Thursday&rsquo;s final 8-game match play round will take place at 2 p.m. Pacific time and be webcast live by <a href="http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/" target="_blank"><strong>PBA&rsquo;s Xtra Frame online channel</strong></a>.</p> <p>PBA reported that <strong>h</strong>eading into GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, Xtra Frame&rsquo;s subscription base broke the 6,000 barrier in paid viewership for the first time.</p> <p>A combination of XF Season Ticket (full year) holders and monthly subscribers hit 6,046 on Sunday, a 12.7 percent increase over the same day a year earlier.</p> <p>Xtra Frame is available from now through the end of 2015 for $64.99, making it less than $5 per month.</p> <p>PBA also reported that PBA.com had more than 66,000 unique visitors who viewed just over 903,000 pages, primarily checking out the live scoring feature. The cities with the highest visitor rate to PBA.com were, in order: Chicago, Houston, New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.</p> <p>PBA said that over the past year PBA.com has recorded more than 2.5 million unique visitors and in excess of 20 million page views.</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP</strong><br /><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Wednesday</em><br /><strong>MATCH PLAY ROUND TWO STANDINGS</strong> <br /><em>(44 of 52 games, includes match play bonus pins)</em><br />1, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 11-5, 10,541. <br />2, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 12-4, 10,416. <br />3, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 10-6, 10,226. <br />4, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 11-5, 10,213. <br />5, Dom Barrett, England, 9-7, 10,168. <br />6, Stuart Williams, England, 7-9, 10,148. <br />7, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 8-8, 10,129. <br />8, Patrick Girard, Canada, 10-6, 10,128. <br />9, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 8-8, 10,122. <br />10, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 10-6, 10,112. <br />11, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 8-8, 10,096. <br />12, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7-9, 10,073. <br />13, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 9-7, 9,997. <br />14, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 7-9, 9,995. <br />15, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 10-6, 9,981. <br />16, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7-9, 9,973. <br />17, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 5-11, 9,916. <br />17, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 7-9, 9,916. <br />19, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 6-10, 9,824. <br />20, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 7-9, 9,789. <br />21, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 6-10, 9,782. <br />22, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5-11, 9,767. <br />22, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6-10, 9,767. <br />24, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 6-10, 9,747.<br />300 Games: Mike Fagan, Shawn Maldonado.</p> <p><strong>MATCH PLAY ROUND ONE</strong> <br /><em>(36 of 52 games, includes match play bonus pins)</em><br />1, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6-2, 8,470. <br />2, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 7-1, 8,346. <br />3, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 4-4, 8,306. <br />4, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 5-3, 8,303. <br />5, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 4-4, 8,283. <br />6, Patrick Girard, Canada, 5-3, 8,243. <br />7, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 5-3, 8,240. <br />8, Dom Barrett, England, 5-3, 8,227. <br />9, Stuart Williams, England, 3-5, 8,224. <br />10, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3-5, 8,184. <br />11, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 5-3, 8,182. <br />12, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3-5, 8,151. <br />13, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3-5, 8,150. <br />14, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4-4, 8,138. <br />15, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3-5, 8,102. <br />16, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 5-3, 8,074. <br />17, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 4-4, 8,073. <br />18, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 4-4, 8,071. <br />19, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 2-6, 8,069. <br />20, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 4-4, 8,067. <br />21, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 3-5, 8,032. <br />22, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 4-4, 7,998. <br />23, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2-6, 7,997. <br />24, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3-5, 7,933.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6988 The 11th Frame: Brady Steinberg slams perfect game, Addie Darga fires 730 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6988 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Brady Steinberg slammed a perfect game and Addie Darga fired a 730 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday.</span></p> <p>Steinberg&rsquo;s first career 300 came in a 738 series in the Spartan Bowl Classic League.</p> <p>Darga&rsquo;s 730 in the Badger Bowl Mixers League featured a 266 game.</p> <p>Scott Henes had the high series with a 772 in the Dream Lanes Classic League, followed by Jim Fosdick with a 760 in the MARBA League at Dream.</p> <p>Mary Lo was next for the women with 623 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League.</p> <p><em>Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:55:00 -0600 6989 The 11th Frame: Defending champion Kerry Painter leads after 1st round of ITRC Super Senior Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6989 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;"><a href="../../../news/article/6184" target="_blank"><strong>Defending champion Kerry Painter</strong></a> said before the International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic that he <a href="../../../news/article/6982" target="_blank"><strong>hasn&rsquo;t been bowling much</strong></a>, but it didn&rsquo;t show as he grabbed the first-round lead on Wednesday.</span></p> <p>The 61-year-old right-hander totaled 1,801 for eight games (225.1 average) to top the 38-player field. Michael Lucente is second at 1,760, Darwin Wimer third with 1,700, and Jim Knoblauch fourth at 1,659, the United States Bowling Congress reported in <a href="http://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622322934" target="_blank"><strong>this news release</strong></a>.</p> <p>Full standings are <a href="http://bowling.lexerbowling.com/itrc/supersenior2014/index.htm" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>All of the competitors bowl another 8-game qualifying round Thursday before the field is cut to 10 for the 4-game casher's round. The top five then make the stepladder finals scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Central time Friday.</p> <p>BOWL.com's BowlTV is webcasting the tournament.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpPIjJmw9cM&amp;feature" target="_blank"><strong>Here</strong></a> is an archive of A squad on Wednesday and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL8s5_dpcgE&amp;feature" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a> is an archive of B squad.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0600 6984 The 11th Frame: USBC Open, Women's Championships will be on Brunswick lanes through 2024 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6984 <p>Brunswick's long exclusivity as the equipment&nbsp;provider for the United States Bowling Congress Open and Women's Championships will continue through at least 2024, the company announced last week.</p> <p>Brunswick&nbsp;said in <a href="http://www.brunswickbowling.com/news/article/usbc-inks-deal-with-brunswick-bowling/" target="_blank"><strong>this news release</strong></a> that it signed a deal with USBC&nbsp;to&nbsp;provide GS-X pinsetters, Pro Lane synthetic lanes, ball returns and its Sync scoring and management system for the tournaments through 2024.</p> <p>The last year I can remember the lanes being other than Brunswick at the Open Championships&nbsp;was 2003 when they were AMF HPLs in Knoxville, Tennessee, so the new deal will mean more than two decades of Brunswick lanes at the tournament.</p> <p>I don't think it's the issue it once was since the days when AMF lanes were significantly softer &mdash; providing more friction and typically higher scores &mdash; disappeared in recent years with newer versions of Brunswick lanes. Just look at the scores in recent Open Championships and you know the lane surface hardness hasn't been a hindrance!</p> <p>&ldquo;Our commitment to the sport of bowling and to the industry itself remains steadfast,&rdquo;&nbsp;Brent Perrier, president of Brunswick Bowling Products, said in <a href="http://www.brunswickbowling.com/news/article/usbc-inks-deal-with-brunswick-bowling/" target="_blank"><strong>the release</strong></a>. &ldquo;We value the trust of the USBC as evidenced in this agreement, especially as we continue to create products with a competitive edge. And, we are very proud to continue our long-time relationship with bowlers across the country through our partnership with the USBC.&rdquo;</p> <p>The release said that&nbsp;Sync is&nbsp;Brunswick&rsquo;s "revolutionary new scoring and management system" that will be&nbsp;released&nbsp;in 2015 and that features "a host of new business-building features designed to appeal to bowlers and proprietors alike."</p> <p>&ldquo;We recognized and respect Brunswick as a leading brand in the bowling industry that shares our commitment to providing a first class experience for bowlers,&rdquo;&nbsp;Chad Murphy, USBC executive director, said in <a href="http://www.brunswickbowling.com/news/article/usbc-inks-deal-with-brunswick-bowling/" target="_blank"><strong>the release</strong></a>. &ldquo;The USBC Open and Women&rsquo;s Championships give our members an event in a world class venue and this long-term partnership with Brunswick ensures state-of-the-art equipment is part of it.&rdquo;</p> <p>One noteworthy thing about the deal is that it should make Brunswick's Bowling Products division (balls, machines, lanes, etc.) more attractive to potential buyers &mdash; it has been for sale since July when Brunswick sold its Retail Bowling business (85 bowling centers)to Bowlmor AMF and announced it would sell the Bowling Products division and exit the bowling business.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">My story <a href="../../../news/article/6779" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a> had equity analyst Rob Plaza analyzing the deal shortly after it was announced in July.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0600 6972 The 11th Frame: Michael Haugen Jr., Scott Newell, Martin Larsen, Tom Hess make TV finals in wild finish to Scorpion Championship qualifying http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6972 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">In one of the wildest finishing games to decide TV finalists in PBA history, Michael Haugen Jr. jumped from sixth to first, Tom Hess finished with a 4-bagger to secure the last spot by a single pin, and just 21 pins separated first from eighth in the Scorpion Championship.</span></p> <p>When it was over at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, Haugen Jr. was the top seed at 3,213, Scott Newell was second at 3,209, Martin Larsen third with 3,206, Hess fourth at 3,205, Tommy Jones fifth at 3,204, B.J. Moore III sixth with 3,201, Tom Daugherty seventh at 3,198, and Brian Valenta eighth with 3,192.</p> <p>Moore needed a strike to make the TV finals but missed the headpin. It was his second near-miss of a TV finals at the World Series but he is third heading into match play at the PBA World Championship.</p> <p>The Scorpion Championship TV finals will be taped on Saturday at the new South Point Bowling Plaza&nbsp;and air on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 4.</p> <p>Haugen was 13th after the first round, then rolled games of 203, 255, 223, 234, 226, 216 and 247 in the second round.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">&ldquo;That was a little too exciting, but I don&rsquo;t do anything the easy way,&rdquo; Haugen said in </span><a style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;" href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/28/Haugen-Earns-Top-Berth-in-Scorpion-Championship3b-Barrett-Paces-PBA-World-Championship-Field.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this PBA news release</strong></a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">. &ldquo;I was losing my ball reaction a bit. I drilled a new ball for the night round, but it was slipping away. I knew I had to either make better shots or change balls, so I changed balls again and went with it.&rdquo;</span></p> <p>Haugen said an open frame in the seventh almost ended his hopes, &ldquo;but I threw the last five strikes and the other guys waited for me. Go figure.&rdquo;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">After the competition, Haugen Jr. posted this on Facebook: &ldquo;Pretty tired from a long, exhausting, but well worth it kind of day. A great way to salvage a bad week at the WSOB , end up leading the Scorpion Championship.&nbsp;I have to thank all the ball companies for their continued support of the PBA Tour. Today I used Forza, Sigma Tour, and Venom Shock in qualifying. Tonight I used a Jackal and switched to the Primal Rage the last game. Vise Inserts, thanks for the continued support, been with them since 1998. Jordan Nassberg for reminding me to keep my first step short. All my family and friends who continue to support me and always have kind words for me when I don't bowl as well as I would like to.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Pee Tee, again thanks for being the rock that allows me to do what I love to do. Today was definitely one of the better days on the lanes and I am glad you were here to share it with me.&rdquo;</p> <p>Larsen posted this: &ldquo;Going to bed with a big smile tonight!! What a day on the lanes, first concern was to make the top 24 in the PBA World Championships and second was to make the Scorpion Championships. Doubled in the 9 and 10th to make the Scorpion cut and that took me to 14th in the WC!! Great day so far but it got even better when i was able to get it all together and make the show on Scorpion!!<br />It feels hard to be away from my beautiful girls back home but i know they like daddy to be number 1, ill make sure they got what they want on Saturday!!<br />A lot of great support took me to the show tonight, thanks Team Sweden and the rest of group that rooted for me!<br />Also from the bottom of my heart thanks to all the Storm Bowling ball reps , Jim Callahan, Tim Mack, Del Ballard and Chris Schlemer i know you guys have a hell of a week, but tonight you help me take a step closer to my first PBA title. Couldn't thank you enough!!<br />Disturbed and Optimus did the job!!<br />Thanks Storm Bowling Products, Turbo 2-N-1 Grips and everyone home in Sweden that supports me!!<br />Now it's time to rest, tomorrow it's 16 games of Round Robin in PBA World Championships! ‪#&lrm;bowlingisfun ‪#&lrm;lovethelanes &rdquo;</p> <p>Hess made multiple posts on Wednesday, with this coming after a roller coaster first round that included four games above 260 and a 156 in game six of seven: &ldquo;What a huge range of emotions running through my head right now....very happy to make my fist cut in the WSOB. ...but so disappointed to miss the cut in the World Championship by 11 pins!!!! Now have to suit up again to bowl 7 more games to try and make the show for the Scorpion Championship. Will be using a ‪#&lrm;Guru to try and get there!!!‪#&lrm;TeamRadical ‪#&lrm;Vise ‪#&lrm;LogoInfusion &ldquo;</p> <p>After making the show, he posted:&nbsp;&ldquo;What a day....full roller coaster of emotions.......Threw the last 4 strikes to make the show by 1 pin!!!!!&rdquo;<br />And: &ldquo;Thank you to everyone for all the congratulations. I want to thank the entire Brunswick Family Team especially Kevin Tabron, Chuck Gardner and Billy Orlikowski for the effort they put in for all of us this week. Phil Cardinale and Mo Pinel for designing the great equipment I used all week. Wow that's ‪#&lrm;Radical!!!! To my teammates Sean Rash, Ryan Ciminelli, Brian Valenta (great bowling to you tonight as well) and Jerry Marrs for rooting me on tonight. Thanks to two of my great friends Ronnie Russell and Tim Mack as well.......but most of all thank you to my wife Sue Holloway Hess for being the biggest supporter of my bowling career.....from 1,000 miles away your support is very much appreciated!!!!! I love you!!!!! And also Vise grips and Logo Infusion for having me on your pro staff!!!! To the guys at home that drill all my stuff Jason Guest and Bryan Bowers thank you for everything you do for me!!!!! Sorry J, but we may not to be able to bowl the doubles....Wow what a day.....I'm going to try and get some sleep. Goodnight. ‪#&lrm;TeamRadical ‪#&lrm;Vise ‪#&lrm;LogoInfusion ‪#&lrm;lovethelanes &ldquo;</p> <p><a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/28/North-Carolinae28099s-Moore-Back-on-Top-as-Early-Scorpion-Leader3b-Russell-Leads-World-Championship-List.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Here is the PBA news release</strong></a> after the first round of the Scorpion Championship, which Moore led at 1,687 after missing the TV finals of the Viper Championship by 11 pins.</p> <p>Xtra Frame's Phil Brylow reported that&nbsp;Haugen had been throwing Ebonite all week up to the Scorpion, but "saw how well the MOTIV Forza was working for their staffers, so he went out and punched out a couple of those" and then made his first top 24 in three years at the World Series of Bowling.</p> <p>Newell is with MOTIV, Larsen Storm, and Hess Radical (Brunswick).</p> <p>Through the four animal pattern events, the staff scoreboard is Storm 6 plus 1 unaffiliated throwing Storm, MOTIV 5 plus 1 unaffiliated throwing MOTIV, Brunswick 2, and EBI 1.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UU7MbYTEskjbg31t_1wAWjWA" target="_blank"><strong>Here is Storm's page with video interviews of its players after each tournament</strong></a>.</p> <p>The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI continues Wednesday at South Point with the start of match play for the PBA World Championship at 10 a.m. Pacific time.</p> <p>The first rounds of the animal pattern events also count as qualifying for the PBA World Championship, with the top 24 after 28 games advancing to match play.</p> <p>Dom Barrett was the top qualifier at 6,430, followed by Ronnie Russell at 6,427 and Moore at 6,416. Bryon Smith was 24th at 6,212, two pins ahead of Newell.</p> <p>Dave Beres of Waukesha finished 19<sup>th</sup> in the Scorpion Championship for $1,350 and tied for 42<sup>nd</sup> in the World Championship for $1,545.</p> <p>All of the competition leading up to the TV finals is being webcast live on PBA&rsquo;s Xtra Frame online channel.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>PBA SCORPION CHAMPIONSHIP</strong><br /><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday</em></p> <p><strong>FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS</strong> <br /><em>(14 games; top four advance to ESPN finals Saturday, Nov. 1)</em><br />1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,213.<br />2, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,209.<br />3, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,206.<br />4, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,205.<br />5, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,204, $4,000.<br />6, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3,201, $3,500.<br />7, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,198, $3,000.<br />8, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 3,192, $2,500.<br />9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,170, $2,200.<br />10, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,168, $2,000.<br />11, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 3,156, $1,800.<br />12, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,150, $1,700.<br />13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,131, $1,650.<br />14, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,124, $1,600.<br />15, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,119, $1,550.<br />16, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,092, $1,500.<br />17, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,067, $1,450.<br />18, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 3,011, $1,400.<br />19, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 3,010, $1,350.<br />20, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 2,996, $1,300.<br />21, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2,994, $1,275.<br />22, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,962, $1,250.<br />23, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 2,947, $1,225.<br />24, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 2,916, $1,200.</p> <p><strong>FIRST ROUND STANDINGS</strong> <br /><em>(7 games; top 24 advanced to second round Tuesday night)</em><br />1, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,687.<br />2, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,671.<br />3, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,641.<br />4, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,634.<br />5 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa; Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,631.<br />8, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,623.<br />9, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,622.<br />10, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,614.<br />11, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,613.<br />12, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,611.<br />13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,609.<br />14, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,602.<br />15, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,600.<br />16, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 1,598.<br />17, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,594.<br />18, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,587.<br />19, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,584.<br />20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,580.<br />21, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,576.<br />22, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,573.<br />23, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,571.<br />24, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,568.</p> <p><strong>Other cashers</strong><br />25, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,560, $800.<br />26, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,558, $770.<br />27, Dom Barrett, England, 1,555, $750.<br />28, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,554, $740.<br />29, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,552, $730.<br />30, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,545, $720.<br />31, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,544, $710.<br />32, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,542, $700.</p> <p><strong>Failed to cash</strong><br />33, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,537.<br />34 (tie), Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., and Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 1,536.<br />36 (tie), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,535.<br />38, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 1,534.<br />39, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,532.<br />40 (tie), Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,531.<br />42 (tie), Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill.; Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, and Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,524.<br />45 (tie), Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev.; Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., and Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,523.<br />48 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,521.<br />50, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,518.<br />51, Stuart Williams, England, 1,516.<br />52, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 1,515.<br />53, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,514.<br />54, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 1,512.<br />55, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,510.<br />56, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,505.<br />57, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,504.<br />58 (tie), Osku Palermaa, Finland; Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, and Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,502.<br />61, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,501.<br />62 (tie), Shuichi Heki, Japan; Daniel Fransson, Sweden, and Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,497.<br />65 (tie), Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,491.<br />67 (tie), John Furey, Freehold, N.J., and Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,490.<br />69 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,489.<br />71, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,488.<br />72 (tie), Joachim Karlsson, Sweden; Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,485.<br />75, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,484.<br />76 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich.; Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,483.<br />79 (tie), Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., and Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,480.<br />81, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,479.<br />82, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,478.<br />83, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,477.<br />84 (tie), Tom Baker, King, N.C., and Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,473.<br />86 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,472.<br />88, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,471.<br />89, Richie Teece, England, 1,470.<br />90, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,468.<br />91, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,467.<br />92, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,465.<br />93 (tie), Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash.; Mats Maggi, Belgium, and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,463.<br />96 (tie), Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., and Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,462.<br />98 (tie), Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 1,461.<br />100 (tie), Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,460.<br />102, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,456.<br />103, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,452.<br />104, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 1,451.<br />105, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,450.<br />106, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,448.<br />107, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,447.<br />108, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,446.<br />109 (tie), Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas; Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., and Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1,445.<br />112 (tie), Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,443.<br />114, Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,438.<br />115, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 1,436.<br />116 (tie), Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz.; Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J.; Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,435.<br />120, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,434.<br />121, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,433.<br />122, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,431.<br />123, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,430.<br />124 (tie), John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,429.<br />126 (tie), Paul Moor, England, and Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,428.<br />128 (tie), Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., and Robert Townsend, Australia, 1,427.<br />130, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,426.<br />131, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,423.<br />132, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 1,422.<br />133 (tie), Natalia Rico, Colombia, and Yuya Kato, Japan, 1,421.<br />135, Rodolfo Monacelli R, Venezuela, 1,420.<br />136, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,418.<br />137 (tie), Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, and Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1,417.<br />139, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 1,416.<br />140 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,415.<br />142 (tie), Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., and Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,414.<br />144, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,412.<br />145, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 1,409.<br />146, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,407.<br />147, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 1,405.<br />148 (tie), Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., and Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 1,404.<br />150 (tie), Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, and Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,402.<br />152 (tie), Harvey Ramos, Colombia, and Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 1,401.<br />154, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,400.<br />155, Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 1,396.<br />156, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,394.<br />157, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,392.<br />158, Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,389.<br />159, Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 1,388.<br />160 (tie), Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., and Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,386.<br />162, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,382.<br />163, James McCleland, Venice, Fla., 1,375.<br />164 (tie), Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, and Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,373.<br />166, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,368.<br />167, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,365.<br />168, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,364.<br />169, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,363.<br />170, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,361.<br />171, Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 1,358.<br />172, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1,357.<br />173, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 1,356.<br />174, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,353.<br />175 (tie), Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, and Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,352.<br />177, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,350.<br />178, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 1,348.<br />179, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,342.<br />180, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,341.<br />181, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1,340.<br />182, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,338.<br />183, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,335.<br />184, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,334.<br />185, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,330.<br />186, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,329.<br />187, Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,327.<br />188, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,320.<br />189, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,317.<br />190, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,314.<br />191, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,313.<br />192, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,311.<br />193 (tie), Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, and Stephen Carter, Australia, 1,308.<br />195 (tie), Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla.; Qin Xiaogang, China; Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., and Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 1,304.<br />199, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,302.<br />200, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., 1,301.<br />201, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,300.<br />202, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,298.<br />203, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,291.<br />204, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 1,290.<br />205, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,287.<br />206, Chris Watson, Australia, 1,282.<br />207, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,281.<br />208, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,273.<br />209, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,262.<br />210, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,260.<br />211, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,257.<br />212, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,251.<br />213, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,249.<br />214, Lin Jianfeng, China, 1,247.<br />215, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,241.<br />216, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,239.<br />217 (tie), Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., and Ding Tianbao, China, 1,238.<br />219, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,235.<br />220, Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,224.<br />221, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,210.<br />222, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,207.<br />223, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,201.<br />224, Li Weijun, China, 1,197.<br />225, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,182.<br />226, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,169.<br />227, Zhu Tao, China, 1,162.<br />228, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,144.<br />229, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,142.<br />230, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,133.<br />231, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,125.<br />232, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,113.<br />233, Rob Johnson, Canada, 1,112.<br />234, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,083.<br />235, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., withdrew.<br />236, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., withdrew.<br /><em>300 games: Manuel Otalora.</em></p> <p><strong>PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS</strong><br /><em>(Top 24 after 28 combined games in Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships advance to PBA World Championship round-robin match play Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. PT)</em><br />1, Dom Barrett, England, 6,430.<br />2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,427.<br />3, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 6,416.<br />4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,401.<br />5, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,380.<br />6, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,365.<br />7, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 6,347.<br />8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,336.<br />9, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,333.<br />10, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 6,330.<br />11, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 6,327.<br />12, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,314.<br />13, Stuart Williams, England, 6,308.<br />14, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,290.<br />15, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,272.<br />16, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 6,255.<br />17, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 6,251.<br />18, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 6,250.<br />19, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 6,247.<br />20, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,241.<br />21, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 6,232.<br />22, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,229.<br />23, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6,219.<br />24, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 6,212.</p> <p><strong>Other cashers</strong> <br />25, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 6,210, $2,400.<br />26, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,201, $2,350.<br />27, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,190, $2,300.<br />28, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 6,189, $2,250.<br />29, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,182, $2,200.<br />30, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 6,181, $2,150.<br />31, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6,176, $2,100.<br />32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,175, $2,050.<br />33, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 6,166, $2,000.<br />34, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,165, $1,950.<br />35, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 6,160, $2,000.<br />36, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 6,159, $1,850.<br />37, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,147, $1,800.<br />38, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,138, $1,750.<br />39, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,134, $1,700.<br />40 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,131, $1,625.<br />42 (tie), Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., and David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 6,130, $1,545.<br />44 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,129, $1,485.<br />46, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 6,118, $1,440.<br />47, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,117, $1,510.<br />48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,116, $1,390.<br />49 (tie), Andres Gomez, Colombia, and D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6,115, $1,360.<br />51, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,103, $1,330.<br />52, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 6,102, $1,310.<br />53 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,088, $1,280.<br />55, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 6,085, $1,250.<br />56, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 6,082, $1,230.<br />57, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 6,076, $1,210.<br />58, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 6,068, $1,190.<br />59, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,062, $1,170.<br />60 (tie), Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 6,059, $575.</p> <p><strong>Failed to cash</strong><br />62, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 6,057.<br />63, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 6,055.<br />64, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 6,054.<br />65 (tie), Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas; Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., and Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 6,051.<br />68, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,050.<br />69 (tie), Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Perttu Jussila, Finland, 6,047.<br />71, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6,040.<br />72, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 6,036.<br />73, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,034.<br />74, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6,032.<br />75, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 6,027.<br />76, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 6,024.<br />77, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 6,015.<br />78, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5,998.<br />79, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 5,994.<br />80, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 5,991.<br />81, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5,990.<br />82, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5,973.<br />83, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 5,972.<br />84, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 5,962.<br />85, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 5,957.<br />86, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 5,951.<br />87, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 5,949.<br />88, Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 5,947.<br />89, Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, 5,940.<br />90, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 5,931.<br />91, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 5,930.<br />92, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 5,923.<br />93, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 5,922.<br />94, Richie Teece, England, 5,916.<br />95, Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., 5,913.<br />96, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 5,906.<br />97 (tie), Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., and Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 5,905.<br />99, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 5,904.<br />100, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 5,900.<br />101, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 5,877.<br />102, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 5,876.<br />103, Yuya Kato, Japan, 5,873.<br />104, Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 5,872.<br />105, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 5,871.<br />106, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 5,868.<br />107, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 5,865.<br />108, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 5,864.<br />109, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 5,863.<br />110, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 5,862.<br />111, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 5,854.<br />112, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 5,848.<br />113, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 5,846.<br />114, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 5,840.<br />115, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 5,838.<br />116, Mats Maggi, Belgium, 5,837.<br />117, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,829.<br />118, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 5,827.<br />119, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 5,818.<br />120 (tie), PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., and Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 5,817.<br />122, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 5,816.<br />123, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 5,808.<br />124, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5,807.<br />125, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 5,805.<br />126, Richard Leon, Venezuela, 5,803.<br />127, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 5,797.<br />128, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 5,792.<br />129, David Maycock, Bermuda, 5,787.<br />130, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 5,782.<br />131, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 5,776.<br />132 (tie), Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., and Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 5,774.<br />134, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 5,769.<br />135, Paul Moor, England, 5,768.<br />136, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 5,767.<br />137, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 5,766.<br />138, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 5,761.<br />139 (tie), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,758.<br />141, Harvey Ramos, Colombia, 5,757.<br />142, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 5,741.<br />143, Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 5,711.<br />144, Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 5,705.<br />145, Robert Townsend, Australia, 5,702.<br />146, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 5,689.<br />147, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 5,685.<br />148, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 5,680.<br />149, Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 5,675.<br />150, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 5,672.<br />151, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,671.<br />152, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 5,666.<br />153, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,659.<br />154, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 5,658.<br />155, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 5,653.<br />156, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 5,651.<br />157, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 5,647.<br />158 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 5,642.<br />160, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 5,636.<br />161 (tie), James McCleland, Venice, Fla., and Pat Nolan, Japan, 5,634.<br />163, Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 5,632.<br />164, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 5,631.<br />165, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 5,630.<br />166, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 5,625.<br />167, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 5,621.<br />168, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 5,615.<br />169, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 5,610.<br />170, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 5,606.<br />171, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 5,599.<br />172, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 5,592.<br />173, Chris Watson, Australia, 5,588.<br />174, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 5,575.<br />175, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla, 5,571.<br />176, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 5,551.<br />177, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 5,544.<br />178, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5,536.<br />179, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 5,527.<br />180, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 5,523.<br />181, Matt Watson, Australia, 5,514.<br />182, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 5,513.<br />183, Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 5,511.<br />184, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 5,507.<br />185, Robert Lee, Japan, 5,493.<br />186, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 5,490.<br />187, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 5,482.<br />188, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 5,478.<br />189, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 5,470.<br />190, Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 5,434.<br />191, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 5,429.<br />192, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 5,415.<br />193, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 5,405.<br />194 (tie), Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, and Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 5,399.<br />196, Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 5,396.<br />197, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 5,384.<br />198, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 5,329.<br />199, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 5,322.<br />200 (tie), Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., and Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 5,317.<br />202, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 5,312.<br />203, Stephen Carter, Australia, 5,310.<br />204, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 5,303.<br />205, Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 5,299.<br />206 (tie), Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, and Lin Jianfeng, China, 5,294.<br />208, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 5,290.<br />209, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 5,279.<br />210, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 5,245.<br />211, Qin Xiaogang, China, 5,219.<br />212, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 5,210.<br />213, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 5,207.<br />214, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 5,192.<br />215, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 5,177.<br />216, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 5,171.<br />217, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 5,135.<br />218, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 5,114.<br />219, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 5,063.<br />220, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 5,022.<br />221, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 5,007.<br />222, Ding Tianbao, China, 5,003.<br />223, Liu Shenyuan, China, 4,994.<br />224, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,970.<br />225, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 4,938.<br />226, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 4,899.<br />227, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 4,895.<br />228, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 4,879.<br />229, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 4,869.<br />230 (tie), Zhu Tao, China, and Rob Johnson, Canada, 4,840.<br />232, Li Weijun, China, 4,707.<br />233, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 4,609.<br />234, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 4,435.<br />235, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 4,045.<br />236, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 4,006.<br />237, Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., 2,726.<br />238, Matt Miller, England, 2,661.<br />239, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,079.<br />240, Andres Molinary, Venezuela, 1,261.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6986 The 11th Frame: Gregg Williams slams 814, Jim Murray fires 2nd career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6986 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Gregg Williams slammed an 814 series and Jim Murray fired his second career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday.</span></p> <p>Williams chained games of 288, 268 and 258 in the Dream Lanes Tuesday All-Star Classic League.</p> <p>Murray&rsquo;s 300 came in a 735 in the Dream Early Men&rsquo;s League.</p> <p>Chad Baker was next with 782 in the Prairie Lanes Big 10 League, followed by Shawn Mitchell with 761 in the Schwoegler&rsquo;s Sportsmen&rsquo;s League.</p> <p>Jill Doucette led women&rsquo;s scoring with 656 in the NFL League at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes.</p> <p>Doris Anderson was next with 652 in the Village Lanes All-Star Co-Ed Classic League.</p> <p><em>Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.</em></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:55:00 -0600 6987 The 11th Frame: Strike Ten Entertainment Interim President John Harbuck loses interim in title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6987 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">John Harbuck, who has been serving as interim president since Frank DeSocio left July 1, has been named president of Strike Ten Entertainment, the sponsor-activation arm of the bowling industry that serves industry sponsors, partners and more than 2,100 member bowling centers, STE announced.</span></p> <p>Harbuck, who joined STE in 2012 as vice president of activation and fulfillment, was co-founder and managing partner for Leading Edge Promotions, which developed numerous licensed league promotions such as the NASCAR Bowling League, Disney Bowling Club and Star Wars Strike Force.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have developed some tremendous programs at Strike Ten and I am honored that the STE board is giving me the opportunity to continue to work with our sponsors, partners and member centers,&rdquo; Harbuck said in a news release.</p> <p>DeSocio left STE to take over as executive director of the Bowling Proprietors&rsquo; Association of America.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are excited to have John take on the leadership role at Strike Ten,&rdquo; Anthony Perrone, chairman of the STE board of directors, said in the news release. &ldquo;He has been an integral part of STE for the last few years and he has the experience and passion to keep STE moving forward.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0600 6971 The 11th Frame: Emotional D.J. Archer takes top seed of Chameleon Championship; Ronnie Russell, Sean Rash, J.R. Raymond also make TV finals http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6971 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Only weeks removed from the death of his mother in September, an emotional D.J. Archer recovered from a bad first game to earn the top seed Monday for the TV finals of the PBA Chameleon Championship at the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI Monday, PBA reported.</span></p> <p>The 34-year-old right-handed power player, a 12-year veteran still seeking his first PBA Tour title, started his day at South Point in Las Vegas with a 175 game, but followed with a 275 and ended with a 14-game total of 3,202 (242.29 average), edging Ronnie Russell by 35 pins.</p> <p>Ronnie Russell made his second straight TV finals at 3,167, Sean Rash qualified third with 3,158 and J.R. Raymond doubled in the 10<sup>th</sup> frame of his final game to take the fourth seed at 3,142 to make his first national TV finals.</p> <p>The Chameleon Championship TV finals will be taped on Saturday at the new South Point Bowling Plaza&nbsp;and air on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 28.</p> <p>&ldquo;What&rsquo;s crazy is that in practice this morning, I threw about 20 strikes in a row,&rdquo; Archer said in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/27/DJ-Archer-Fights-Through-Emotional-Evening-Wins-Top-Berth-for-PBA-Chameleon-Championship-Telecast.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this PBA news release</strong></a>. &ldquo;Normally when that happens, the first game is always bad and I don&rsquo;t know why. I said to myself, &lsquo;this isn&rsquo;t good,&rsquo; but after that, it was just like it never happened and I bowled real well. I bowled 275 the second game and I just matched up with the right ball all day. When you get those things on the right page, you can throw a lot of strikes in this facility.&rdquo;</p> <p>Russell posted this on Facebook after making the show: &ldquo;Show #2 at the World Series of bowling. My roll is matching up and I'm taking full advantage. Venom shock and gray and orange ball getting me there. Oh and I'm leading the world championships right now. Motiv doing work all week. Thanks to Brett Spangler, Chris Loschetter, and mike Mike DeVaney for spending some time with me and helping.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rash posted this: &ldquo;Qualified 3rd for PBA Chameleon TV Show. Used the Mastermind, Mastermind Intellect and Brute tonight.&nbsp;Would like to thank my friend Michael for working on me today.&nbsp;Big shout out to Billy O, Kevin and Chuck On The Truck for their help on ball changes, lane reads and everything else.&nbsp;Special thanks to my mom for watching my angel so my wife could watch me bowl.&nbsp;‪#&lrm;Brunswick ‪#&lrm;Vise ‪#&lrm;Aoc ‪#&lrm;Highschoolcube ‪#&lrm;Suntimes ‪#&lrm;PBA ‪#&lrm;Lovethelanes &ldquo;</p> <p>And Raymond posted this: &ldquo;I imagine the only thing better than throwing a double in the tenth frame to make your first TV show is throwing a double to win your first title.. Can't wait to have that chance.. Thanks everyone so much for all the messages and texts.. As proud as I am to make that show I know my works not done yet.. One more day for world championships.. ‪#&lrm;TeamAxis ‪#&lrm;Turbo ‪#&lrm;silvertape ‪#&lrm;hopeImnotdreaming</p> <p>And later this: &ldquo;I have to take this time out to give a shout out to a few people... Thanks a bunch to Jordan Vanover and the work he and turbo has put in to help me and get me where I am today. Thanks to schlem, Tim Mack and the guys from storm for helping me throughout those last 7 games. Thanks to Aaron Lorincz and Mark Milasinovich for being the two people in the crowd rooting for me... Lol thank you John D'Elia for making the best tape ever. I love that stuff ‪#&lrm;realbowlerstape ‪#&lrm;silvertape thanks Jay E Brewer for making the most comfortable sport sock ever in stability strikes! And most of all thanks to my beautiful future wife Alisha Kovach for being here with me and supporting me. Thanks everyone! ‪#&lrm;TeamAxis ‪#&lrm;Turbo &mdash; with Alisha Kovach at South Point Bowling Center.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rash rolled a 300 in his first game of the Chameleon Championship. <a href="http://fb.me/3ycOdvURt" target="_blank"><strong>Here is video of his final shot</strong></a>.</p> <p><a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/27/Texan-DJ-Archer-Overcomes-Slow-Start-to-Take-Early-Chameleon-Lead3b-Barrett-Paces-World-Championship.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Here is the PBA release</strong></a> on the first round of the Chameleon Championship.</p> <p>Archer is a Storm staffer, Russell is a MOTIV staffer, Rash is a Brunswick staffer and Raymond is unaffiliated but was throwing Storm.</p> <p>Through three animal pattern events, the staff scoreboard is Storm 5 plus 1 unaffiliated throwing Storm, MOTIV 4, EBI and Brunswick 1 each.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UU7MbYTEskjbg31t_1wAWjWA" target="_blank"><strong>Here is Storm's page with video interviews of its players after each tournament</strong></a>.</p> <p>The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI continues Tuesday at South Point with the Scorpion Championship starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time.</p> <p>The first rounds of the animal pattern events also count as qualifying for the PBA World Championship, with the top 24 after 28 games advancing to match play starting Wednesday.</p> <p>After 21 of 28 games, Russell leads at 4,904, Dom Barrett is second at 4,875, and Rash third at 4,841.</p> <p>All of the competition leading up to the TV finals is being webcast live on PBA&rsquo;s Xtra Frame online channel.</p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;"><strong>PBA CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP</strong><br /></span><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Monday</em></p> <p><strong>FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS</strong> <br /><em>(14 games; top four advance to ESPN finals on Nov. 1)</em><br />1, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 3,202.<br />2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,167.<br />3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,158, $100.<br />4, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 3,146.<br />5, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3,142, $4,000.<br />6 (tie), Stuart Williams, England, and Dom Barrett, England, 3,135, $3,250.<br />8, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,128, $2,500.<br />9, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 3,124, $2,200.<br />10, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,063, $2,000.<br />11, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,062, $1,800.<br />12, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,042, $1,700.<br />13, Richie Teece, England, 3,031, $1,650.<br />14, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 3,026, $1,600.<br />15, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 3,003, $1,550.<br />16, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 3,001, $1,500.<br />17, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,000, $1,450.<br />18, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,975, $1,400.<br />19, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 2,973, $1,350.<br />20, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,970, $1,300.<br />21, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,969, $1,275.<br />22, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,961, $1,250.<br />23, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,906, $1,225.<br />24, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 2,883, $1,200.</p> <p><strong>Other cashers</strong> <br /><em>(7 games)</em><br />25 (tie), Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,548, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,548, $785.<br />27, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,547, $750.<br />28, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,546, $740.<br />29, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,543, $730.<br />30, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,541, $720.<br />31, Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 1,535, $710.<br />32 (tie), Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,534, and Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,534, $350.</p> <p><strong>Failed to cash</strong><br />34, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,532.<br />35, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,529.<br />36, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,526.<br />37, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,525.<br />38 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, and Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,524.<br />40, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 1,521.<br />41, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,519.<br />42 (tie), Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,517.<br />44, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,516.<br />45 (tie), Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 1,515.<br />47, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,514.<br />48 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 1,513.<br />50, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,511.<br />51 (tie), Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., and Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,509.<br />53, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 1,507.<br />54, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,506.<br />55, Harvey Ramos, Colombia, 1,505.<br />56, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,501.<br />57, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 1,499.<br />58, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,498.<br />59, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,494.<br />60, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,493.<br />61 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,492.<br />63, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,489.<br />64, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,488.<br />65, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,487.<br />66, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,486.<br />67, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,485.<br />68, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,484.<br />69, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,482.<br />70, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,481.<br />71 (tie), Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., and John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,480.<br />73, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,479.<br />74, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 1,474.<br />75, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,473.<br />76, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,471.<br />77, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,470.<br />78 (tie), Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,467.<br />81 (tie), Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., and Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,466.<br />83, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,464.<br />84, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,463.<br />85, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,462.<br />86, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,461.<br />87 (tie), Mario Lemos, Ecuador, and Robert Townsend, Australia, 1,460.<br />89, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,459.<br />90, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,458.<br />91, Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 1,457.<br />92, Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., 1,457.<br />93 (tie), David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., and Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,456.<br />95, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,454.<br />96 (tie), Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., and Paul Moor, England, 1,453.<br />98, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,450.<br />99 (tie), Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, and Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,449.<br />104 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,446.<br />106, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,445.<br />107, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,444.<br />108, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 1,443.<br />109, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,442.<br />110, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,440.<br />111, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,439.<br />112 (tie), Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., and Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,438.<br />114, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,435.<br />115, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,434.<br />116 (tie), Rickai Binns, Bermuda, and Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 1,432.<br />118, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,429.<br />119, Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,428.<br />120 (tie), Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,426.<br />123, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,425.<br />124, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,424.<br />125, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,423.<br />126, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,422.<br />127, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 1,421.<br />128, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,418.<br />129 (tie), Manuel Otalora, Colombia, and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,417.<br />131, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,416.<br />132 (tie), John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,413.<br />134 (tie), Martin Paulsson, Sweden, and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,410.<br />136 (tie), Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., and Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,408.<br />138, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,407.<br />139, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,406.<br />140, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,405.<br />141, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla, 1,403.<br />142 (tie), Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., and John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,399.<br />144, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 1,398.<br />145, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,396.<br />146 (tie), Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Chris Watson, Australia, 1,394.<br />148, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,393.<br />149, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,392.<br />150, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,391.<br />151, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,388.<br />152, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,385.<br />153, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,382.<br />154 (tie), Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,380.<br />156 (tie), James McCleland, Venice, Fla., and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,378.<br />158, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,374.<br />159, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 1,371.<br />160, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1,369.<br />161, Mats Maggi, Belgium, 1,368.<br />162 (tie), Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,366.<br />164, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,365.<br />165 (tie), Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., and Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,362.<br />167, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,361.<br />168, Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 1,360.<br />169, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,356.<br />170, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,355.<br />171, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,352.<br />172, Yuya Kato, Japan, 1,351.<br />173, Lin Jianfeng, China, 1,346.<br />174 (tie), Brian Gunn, Chicago, and Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,338.<br />176, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 1,336.<br />177, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,333.<br />178 (tie), Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,330, and Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,330.<br />180 (tie), John Burkett, Southlake, Texas; Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, and Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 1,329.<br />183, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 1,327.<br />184 (tie), David Maycock, Bermuda, and Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1,322.<br />186, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,320.<br />187, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,319.<br />188, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,317.<br />189 (tie), Stephen Carter, Australia, and Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 1,314.<br />191, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,312.<br />192, David Williams, Omaha, Neb., 1,311.<br />193 (tie), Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, and Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 1,310.<br />195, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,309.<br />196, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,304.<br />197 (tie), Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., and Qin Xiaogang, China, 1,303.<br />199, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,295.<br />200 (tie), Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,292.<br />202, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,289.<br />203, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,288.<br />204, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,283.<br />205 (tie), Manuel Mrosek, Germany, and Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,282.<br />207, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,281.<br />208 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,280.<br />210, Rob Johnson, Canada, 1,271.<br />211, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,264.<br />212, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 1,259.<br />213, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,258.<br />214, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,255.<br />215, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,249.<br />216, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,246.<br />217, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,243.<br />218, Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,240.<br />219, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,239.<br />220, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,237.<br />221, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., 1,231.<br />222, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,228.<br />223, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,227.<br />224, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,224.<br />225, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,222.<br />226, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,220.<br />227, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,215.<br />228, Zhu Tao, China, 1,203.<br />229, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,198.<br />230, Ding Tianbao, China, 1,184.<br />231, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,180.<br />232, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,158.<br />233, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,148.<br />234, Li Weijun, China, 1,123.<br />235, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,118.<br />236, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,025.<br />237, Matt Miller, England, withdrew.<br />238, Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., withdrew.<br /><em>300 games: Sean Rash, Mike Keily.</em><br /> <br /><strong>PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING STANDINGS</strong><br /><em>(Top 50 after 21 games in Cheetah, Viper and Chameleon Championships; Scorpion round will be contested Tuesday. Top 24 after 28 combined games advance to PBA World Championship match play rounds Wednesday and Thursday)</em><br />1, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 4,904.<br />2, Dom Barrett, England, 4,875.<br />3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4,841.<br />4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,833.<br />5, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4,812.<br />6, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 4,807.<br />7 (tie), D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 4,795.<br />9, Stuart Williams, England, 4,792.<br />10, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 4,782.<br />11 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 4,774.<br />13, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 4,758.<br />14 (tie), E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and Shuichi Heki, Japan, 4,754.<br />16, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 4,753.<br />17, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 4,739.<br />18, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 4,731.<br />19, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 4,729.<br />20, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 4,726.<br />21, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 4,715.<br />22, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 4,710.<br />23, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,708.<br />24, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 4,707.<br />25, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 4,706.<br />26, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 4,691.<br />27, Patrick Girard, Canada, 4,688.<br />28, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4,683.<br />29, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 4,676.<br />30, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 4,668.<br />31, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4,664.<br />32, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 4,662.<br />33, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 4,658.<br />34, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 4,655.<br />35, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,653.<br />36, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 4,647.<br />37 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 4,642.<br />39, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 4,641.<br />40, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 4,640.<br />41, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 4,635.<br />42, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 4,634.<br />43, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4,632.<br />44, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,627.<br />45 (tie), Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 4,625.<br />47, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 4,624.<br />48 (tie), Mattias Olsson, Sweden, and Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 4,623.<br />50, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 4,608.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6981 The 11th Frame: Rodney Bindl fires 777 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6981 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Rodney Bindl fired a 777 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday.</span></p> <p>Bindl competed in the Sport Bowl Merchants League.</p> <p>Jim Fosdick was next for the men with 750 in the Dream Lanes Suburban Merchants League.</p> <p>Diana Jensen led women&rsquo;s scoring with 609 in the Viking Lanes Twilighters League.</p> <p>Pam Hansen was next with 601 in the Dream Nighters League.</p> <p><em>Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.</em></p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:55:00 -0600 6982 The 11th Frame: Kerry Painter aims to defend title at ITRC Super Senior Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6982 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Kerry Painter will be looking to defend his title when the International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic starts on Wednesday at the United States Bowling Congress facility.</span></p> <p>A field of more than 30 of the top USBC members age 60 and older will compete for an estimated $4,000 top prize at the Team USA home base, USBC reported in <a href="http://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622322927" target="_blank"><strong>this news release</strong></a>.</p> <p><a href="../../../news/article/6184" target="_blank"><strong>Painter was the top seed in the inaugural ITRC Super Senior Classic last year and beat Pete McCordic for the title 197-179</strong></a>.</p> <p>Painter&rsquo;s win capped a hot streak that saw him finish third in the USBC Senior Masters in June and then win the PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic with Tom Adcock and the inaugural High Roller Super Senior Masters in August.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was on a good run when I came to Arlington last year and really had it going,&rdquo; Painter said in <a href="http://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622322927" target="_blank"><strong>the USBC release</strong></a>. &ldquo;I haven&rsquo;t been bowling as much this year, but I&rsquo;m ready to give it a shot. It would be quite an undertaking to repeat, since there&rsquo;s so much competition in our age group, but I would be ecstatic if I could win again.&rdquo;</p> <p>The format features 16 games of qualifying over two days, with the top 25 percent advancing to the 4-game cashers round, and then the top five to the stepladder finals, scheduled for Friday at 3:30 p.m. Central time.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0600 6978 The 11th Frame: If you want to improve, Mark Baker’s DVD might be the best purchase you could ever make — short of actual coaching http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6978 <p>If you read <a href="../../../news/article/6683" target="_blank"><strong>my review</strong></a> in June, you know how much I liked Mark Baker&rsquo;s book, &ldquo;The Game Changer: A Simple System For Improving Your Bowling Scores.&rdquo;</p> <p>Baker&rsquo;s new DVD &ldquo;The System&rdquo; expands on that book and brings it to life, so to speak, making it perhaps the best purchase a bowler seeking improvement could make&nbsp;&mdash; short of actual in-person coaching from a top coach.</p> <p>The retired PBA Tour champion has become one of the world&rsquo;s top coaches, best known for his research into what makes the best the best. Ultimately, he found what he believes are things that almost all of the best do and have done.</p> <p>The DVD lays out his system that features&nbsp;what he calls the 10 Hall of Fame positions.</p> <p>A couple surprised even a life-long bowling junkie like myself, and Baker explains how one of them was the key to turning Chris Barnes from a poor TV performer into a truly clutch TV performer: check Barnes&rsquo; record on TV the past couple of years.</p> <p>Some of the most interesting stuff is on spine tilt and finishing position.</p> <p>Watching the video makes me curious to see how I do in the 10 positions&nbsp;&mdash; I will be bugging a buddy to videotape me.</p> <p>I also like that Baker tells you what he thinks does NOT matter in becoming a better bowler. As he notes, much energy is spent in coaching things in specific ways&nbsp;that Hall of Famers show can be done successfully in many ways.</p> <p>To be fair to Baker, I&rsquo;m not going to detail his system. If you want to know it, buy the book and/or DVD.</p> <p>It is well worth the $30&nbsp;&mdash; $38.38 with shipping and tax in California,&nbsp;$34.95 elsewhere in the U.S. and $44.95 internationally &mdash; because it&rsquo;s more than just an explanation of the system: It uses Hall of Famers Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Lynda Barnes and Barry Asher to show the facets of the system, as well as&nbsp;results when they are done right and&nbsp;results when they are done wrong.</p> <p>Baker also uses a non-professional bowler as an example in the same way, and I don&rsquo;t think it can be stressed enough how valuable it is to see real-world examples of good and bad shots and why they happened, according to his analysis.</p> <p>Baker also lays out how to&nbsp;incorporate the points into your game, which is necessary for the DVD to be more than just interesting.</p> <p>One thing Baker does in the DVD that is very valuable is explaining exactly where to videotape bowlers to analyze them properly and consistently.</p> <p>I believe that with the DVD and the assistance of someone taping a bowler, they could improve on their own&nbsp;&mdash; not that they wouldn&rsquo;t improve more and faster with proper coaching.</p> <p>The DVD is professionally done, with the assistance of Jason Thomas and Jef Goodger, who are best known for their work with PBA Xtra Frame. Thomas recently became the main video person for the United States Bowling Congress, filling the position Matt Lawson had occupied.</p> <p>Baker&rsquo;s website is <a href="http://markbakerbowling.com/" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a> and you can pre-order The System DVD&nbsp;<a href="http://www.shopmarkbakerbowling.com" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>. Shipping begins on Thursday.</p> <p>PBA online channel Xtra Frame also offers five &ldquo;mini tips&rdquo; from Baker's DVD for subscribers. They are in the &ldquo;Tips and Equipment&rdquo; section on the Xxtra Frame home page.</p> <p>Here are the descriptions for the five tips:</p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30470" class="yiv9367313911MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">● The System: What is The System? &mdash; Baker explains how The System works and how it can be used to help you improve your bowling game.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30809" class="yiv9367313911MsoPlainText"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30808">● The System: Analyzing Video &mdash;&nbsp;Baker explains the proper places from which to film your game in order to get the most out of video analysis.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30784" class="yiv9367313911MsoPlainText"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30783">● The System: The Hall of Fame Positions &mdash;&nbsp;Baker outlines the 10 Hall of Fame Positions he measures to help bowlers improve their games.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30477" class="yiv9367313911MsoPlainText"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30476">● The System: The Pushaway &mdash;&nbsp;Baker analyzes the key elements of The Pushaway in this lesson from The System.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30474" class="yiv9367313911MsoPlainText"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30475">● The System: Bonus Tip Featuring&nbsp;Chris Barnes&nbsp;&mdash; Baker and Barnes illustrate the important relationship between keeping your hips level and having a consistent, powerful release.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1414402013480_30785" class="yiv9367313911MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0600 6970 The 11th Frame: Connor Pickford to make national TV debut as top seed of Viper Championship; Ronnie Russell, Dom Barrett, Mika Koivuniemi also make TV finals http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6970 <p>Get MOTIVated!</p> <p>That has been the story through two events of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI at South Point in Las Vegas.</p> <p>MOTIV staffer Dick Allen earned the top seed for Cheetah Championship on Saturday and MOTIVC staffers Connor Pickford and Ronnie Russell the top two seeds for the Viper Championship on Sunday.</p> <p>Storm has the most TV finalists overall with Brad Angelo, Anthony Pepe and Liz Johnson completing the Cheetah TV field and Dom Barrett the third seed for the Viper. EBI staffer Mika Koivuniemi earned the fourth seed for the Viper.</p> <p>Pickford, 22, whose prior career high on the PBA Tour was 14<sup>th</sup>, totaled 3,228 for 14 games (230.57 average) to edge Russell by 32 pins.</p> <p>Barrett jumped for fifth to third with a 223 final game and Koivuniemi held on to fourth by six pins over Jason Belmonte and 11 over first-round leader B.J. Moore III.</p> <p>The Viper TV finals will be taped at the new South Point Bowling Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 1 and air on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 21.</p> <p>&ldquo;I had an amazing ball reaction tonight,&rdquo; Pickford said in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/26/North-Carolinae28099s-Connor-Pickford-to-MakeTV-Debut-as-Top-Qualifier-in-PBA-Viper-Championship.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this PBA news release</strong></a>. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve had all of my success with a MOTIV Venom Shock, my purple ball. I told my ball rep when I got into that ball tonight, it was game on. I didn&rsquo;t realize scores were so low because my ball reaction was so good.&rdquo;</p> <p>The highlight of Pickford&rsquo;s career was being named the 2011-12 PBA South Region Player of the Year.</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s when I decided this is what I&rsquo;m supposed to do with my life,&rdquo; he said in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/26/North-Carolinae28099s-Connor-Pickford-to-MakeTV-Debut-as-Top-Qualifier-in-PBA-Viper-Championship.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>the PBA release</strong></a>. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s unbelievable to know (making his first TV final) is what I&rsquo;ve worked for. A couple of years ago, I watched Jason Sterner &ndash; a fellow South Region competitor and a good friend &ndash; three all three strikes in 10th to make the show and I remember it was an incredible feeling. Now I get to bowl for my first title. I don&rsquo;t know what to think, but I&rsquo;m pretty sure I won&rsquo;t get much sleep tonight.&rdquo;</p> <p>After he was done on Sunday night, Pickford posted this on Facebook: &ldquo;I'm not sure what to say. I have always dreamed about this moment and wondered what it would be like to experience since I was a young kid. I can't believe the amount of support I have had from home and here in Vegas! Also congrats to Bj Moore and Ronnie Russell, BJ made a heck of a run! Thank you EVERYONE! This is unreal, thank you Brett Spangler and Nick Pahr and MOTIV for amazing equiptment and the Purple ball got the job done! ‪#&lrm;getMOTIVated ‪#&lrm;BowlersMart ‪#&lrm;realbowlerstape ‪#&lrm;teamFISH‪#&lrm;venomshock ‪#&lrm;turbogrips&rdquo;</p> <p>Belmonte left pocket 7-10s in each of his final two games in just missing the TV finals.</p> <p>&ldquo;Oh so close to making the viper show,&rdquo; he posted on Facebook. &ldquo;Missing the top 4 by 6 little pins!&nbsp; Had my chance and just didn't execute some late frames in a couple of games!&nbsp; Congrats to the boys who did make it!&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/26/North-Carolinae28099-BJ-Moore-III-Takes-Early-First-Round-Lead-in-PBA-Viper-Championship-at-GEICO-WSOB-VI.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Here is the PBA release</strong></a> on the first round of the Viper Championship.</p> <p>The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI continues Monday at South Point with the Chameleon &nbsp;Championship starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time.</p> <p>The first rounds of the animal pattern events also count as qualifying for the PBA World Championship, with the top 24 after 28 games advancing to match play starting Wednesday.</p> <p>After 14 of 28 games, two-hander Shawn Maldonado is l;eading at 3,316 (236.85 &nbsp;average), followed by Brad Angelo at 3,310 and Hall of Famer Pete Weber at 3,297.</p> <p>All of the competition leading up to the TV finals is being webcast live on PBA&rsquo;s Xtra Frame online channel.</p> <hr /> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">PBA VIPER CHAMPIONSHIP<br /></span></strong><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Sunday</em></p> <p><strong>FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS</strong> <br /><em>(14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals on Saturday, Nov. 1, at South Point Bowling Plaza)</em><br />1, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,228.<br />2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,196.<br />3, Dom Barrett, England, 3,148, $100.<br />4, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 3,141.<br />5, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,135, $4,000.<br />6, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3,130, $3,500.<br />7, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,116, $3,000.<br />8, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,101, $2,500.<br />9, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 3,080, $2,200.<br />10, Eddie Van Daniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 3,064, $2,000.<br />11, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,063, $1,800.<br />12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,061, $1,700.<br />13 (tie), Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,060, $1,625.<br />15, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 3,049, $1,550.<br />16, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,042, $1,500.<br />17, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 3,041, $1,450.<br />18, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 3,037, $1,400.<br />19, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,008, $1,350.<br />20, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,002, $1,300.<br />21, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,995, $1,275.<br />22, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,965, $1,250.<br />23, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,913, $1,225.<br />24, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 2,853, $1,200.</p> <p><strong>FIRST ROUND STANDINGS</strong> <br /><em>(7 games; top 24 advance to second round Sunday night)</em><br />1, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,642.<br />2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,616.<br />3, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 1,609.<br />4, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,608.<br />5, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,606.<br />6, (tie) Shawn Maldonado, Houston, and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,593.<br />8, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,590.<br />9, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 1,588.<br />10, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,586.<br />11, (tie) Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, and Dom Barrett, England, 1,583.<br />13, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,573.<br />14, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,572.<br />15, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,571.<br />16, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,569.<br />17, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,568.<br />18, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,567.<br />19, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,563.<br />20, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,557.<br />21, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,555.<br />22, (tie), John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,551.</p> <p><strong>Other cashers</strong> <br /><em>(7 games)</em><br />25 (tie), Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,546, $773.<br />28, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,542, $740.<br />29, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,541, $730.<br />30, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,540, $720.<br />31, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,538, $710.<br />32, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,537, $700.</p> <p><strong>Failed to cash</strong><br />33, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,532.<br />34, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,527.<br />35 (tie), Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,525.<br />37, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,524.<br />38, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,523.<br />39, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 1,521.<br />40, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,518.<br />41, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,515.<br />42, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,512.<br />43, (tie) Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,511.<br />45, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,510.<br />46 (tie), David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., and Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,509.<br />48 (tie), Martin Paulsson, Sweden, and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,508.<br />50, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,507.<br />51, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,506.<br />52 (tie), Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,505.<br />54, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,504.<br />55 (tie), Stuart Williams, England, and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,499.<br />57 (tie), Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., and Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,498.<br />60 (tie), Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1,497, and Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,497.<br />62, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,496.<br />63 (tie), Peter Nordenson, Sweden, Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,495.<br />65 (tie), Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., and Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,493.<br />67, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,491.<br />68 (tie), Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,488.<br />70, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,486.<br />71, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,485.<br />72 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden, and Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,483.<br />74 (tie), Mats Maggi, Belgium, Yuya Kato, Japan, and Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,482.<br />77, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,478.<br />78 (tie), Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., and Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 1,477.<br />80, Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,476.<br />81, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,475.<br />82 (tie), John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,473.<br />84, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,468.<br />85, James McCleland, Venice, Fla., 1,467.<br />86, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,466.<br />87, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,463.<br />88, Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,462.<br />89 (tie), Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,461.<br />92, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 1,460.<br />93, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,457.<br />94 (tie), Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., and Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,454.<br />97 (tie), Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., and Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,453.<br />100, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,452.<br />101, Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 1,448.<br />102, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,445.<br />103, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,442.<br />104, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,441.<br />105, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,439.<br />106 (tie), Harvey Ramos, Colombia, and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,438.<br />108, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,436.<br />109 (tie), Robert Townsend, Australia; Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev.; Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., and Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,434.<br />113, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,433.<br />114, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,432.<br />115, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,430.<br />116 (tie), Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., and Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,429.<br />118, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,427.<br />119 (tie), Chris Watson, Australia, and Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 1,426.<br />121, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,425.<br />122, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,424.<br />123 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,423.<br />126, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,421.<br />127, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,420.<br />128 (tie), PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,415.<br />130, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,413.<br />131, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,412.<br />132 (tie), Brian Gunn, Chicago, and Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,407.<br />134 (tie), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, and Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,403.<br />136, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,402.<br />137 (tie), Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,399.<br />139, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 1,397.<br />140, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,396.<br />141, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,395.<br />142 (tie), Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., and Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 1,393.<br />144 (tie), Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla., and Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,391.<br />146, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,389.<br />147, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,387.<br />148, Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, 1,386.<br />149 (tie), Pat Nolan, Japan, and Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,385.<br />151 (tie), Dan MacLelland, Canada, and Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,384.<br />153 (tie), Clara Guerrero, Colombia, and David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,381.<br />155 (tie), Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,379.<br />157, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1,378.<br />158 (tie), Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., and Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,376.<br />161, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,374.<br />162, Paul Moor, England, 1,373.<br />163 (tie), Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., and Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 1,372.<br />165, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,371.<br />166, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,366.<br />167, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., 1,365.<br />168, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 1,362.<br />169 (tie), Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,361.<br />171, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,359.<br />172, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,358.<br />173, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,357.<br />174 (tie), Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., and Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,355.<br />176 (tie), Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., and Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., 1,353.<br />178 (tie), Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,352.<br />180, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,351.<br />181, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,347.<br />182 (tie), Richie Teece, England, and Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,346.<br />184, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,343.<br />185, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 1,342.<br />186, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,341.<br />187, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,335.<br />188, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,332.<br />189, Qin Xiaogang, China, 1,327.<br />190, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,326.<br />191, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,325.<br />192 (tie), Andrew Graff, Las Vegas; Lin Jianfeng, China; Ding Tianbao, China, and<br />Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,324.<br />196 (tie), Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, and Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,323.<br />198, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 1,320.<br />199, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,319.<br />200, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,317.<br />201 (tie), Santiago Mejia, Colombia, and Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,308.<br />203, Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,307.<br />204, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 1,297.<br />205 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,295.<br />207, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,284.<br />208, Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 1,277.<br />209, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,276.<br />210, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 1,274.<br />211 (tie), Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., and Matt Miller, England, 1,267.<br />213, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,265.<br />214, Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,264.<br />215, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,263.<br />216, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,262.<br />217, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,259.<br />218, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 1,258.<br />219, Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,253.<br />220, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,250.<br />221, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,245.<br />222, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,236.<br />223, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 1,233.<br />224, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,231.<br />225, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,228.<br />226, Zhu Tao, China, 1,223.<br />227, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,221.<br />228, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,212.<br />229, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,211.<br />230, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,205.<br />231, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 1,196.<br />232, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,192.<br />233, Rob Johnson, Canada, 1,191.<br />234, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,190.<br />235, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,185.<br />236, Li Weijun, China, 1,169.<br />237, Stephen Carter, Australia, 1,168.<br />238, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,094.<br />239, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., withdrew.<br />240, Andres Molinary, Venezuela, withdrew.<br /> <br /><strong>PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING STANDINGS</strong><br /><em>(Top 50 after 14 games in Cheetah and Viper Championships; Chameleon and Scorpion rounds will be conducted Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Top 24 after 28 combined games advance to PBA World Championship match play rounds Wednesday and Thursday)</em><br />1, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,316.<br />2, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,310.<br />3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,297.<br />4, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3,287.<br />5 (tie), Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,257.<br />7, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 3,255.<br />8, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,249.<br />9, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,242.<br />10, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,233.<br />11, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,228.<br />12, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,224.<br />13, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 3,219.<br />14, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,217.<br />15, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 3,202.<br />16, Dom Barrett, England, 3,201.<br />17, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 3,200.<br />18, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,197.<br />19, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,196.<br />20, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,195.<br />21, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 3,190.<br />22, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3,187.<br />23, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,184.<br />24, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,182.<br />25, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,181.<br />26, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 3,180.<br />27, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,177.<br />28, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 3,171.<br />29, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,169.<br />30, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 3,166.<br />31, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 3,161.<br />32 (tie), Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,159.<br />34 (tie), Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 3,154.<br />36, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3,153.<br />37, Stuart Williams, England, 3,152, $100.<br />38, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,150.<br />39, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 3,148.<br />40, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,147.<br />41, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,146.<br />42, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,142.<br />43, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,141.<br />44 (tie), Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., and Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,139.<br />46 (tie), Peter Nordenson, Sweden, and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 3,137.<br />48, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,136.<br />49, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,133.<br />50 (tie), Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., and Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 3,125.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6980 The 11th Frame: Andrew Gannon fires 723, Ian DeWild 713 to top youth scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6980 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Andrew Gannon fired a 723 series and Ian DeWild a 713 to top youth scoring and highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend.</span></p> <p>Gannon competed at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes and DeWild at Ten Pin Alley.</p> <p>Jeromey Hodsdon was next with 693 at Prairie Lanes.</p> <p>Kari Kipp edged sister Candace Kipp 630-627 to lead girls scoring. Both competed at Dream Lanes, and Kari Kipp also rolled a 602 at Prairie,</p> <p>In the Prairie Storm Challenge League on the 41-foot WTBA Montreal Sport pattern, Quinn Sheehy slammed 673, Hodsdon 622, Tyler Sheehy 616 and Chad Dempski 606.</p> <p>Terry Dunn led adult league scoring with a 782 in the Dream Lanes Opposites League.</p> <p><em>Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.</em></p> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:55:00 -0600 6979 The 11th Frame: Greg Thomas downs Nick Heilman to win Tri City Bank Milwaukee Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6979 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Greg Thomas defeated Nick Heilman 475-392 in the 2-game title match to win the 12</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;"> annual Tri City Bank Milwaukee Open on Sunday at New Berlin Bowl, tournament director Bob Greenfield reported.</span></p> <p>It was Thomas&rsquo; second Milwaukee Open title. Thomas also won in 2012. Dale Traber is the only other multiple winner of the tournament with three titles.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">First was $1,000 and second $600.</span></p> <p>The tournament drew 87 entries, 29 on the first squad and 58 on the second squad. Last year&rsquo;s Milwaukee Open drew 90 entries.</p> <p>The cut to the top 20 for match play was 857 for four games.</p> <p><a href="../../../news/article/6940" target="_blank"><strong>The lane pattern</strong></a> was 38 feet with the drop brush at 30 feet and 27.99 mL of oil. The ratios are 3.33-1 outside track to middle and 1.33-1 middle track to middle.</p> <p>The pattern played how I think is ideal: multiple angles were possible depending on style and ball, and you could strike with good shots but were penalized with bad shots.</p> <p>So long as it&rsquo;s not a strikefest, Greg is as tough as they come and his win should surprise no one.</p> <p>I bowled my first tournament since injuring my glute muscle in August and the rust of just one game of practice and three games of league showed.</p> <p>I started with a control VLS drilling in a Roto Grip ASYLUM playing fairly direct just to the right of 10-board &nbsp;and rolled a clean 197 with a mix of decent and horrendous shots.</p> <p>I switched to a shiny Storm OPTIMUS the second game and after a spare, amazingly rolled eight strikes in a row playing with a slight swing just inside 10-board. I left a solid 9-pin in the 10<sup>th</sup> and missed it on a horrible shot that almost would have hooked by the 5-pin for 257!</p> <p>&nbsp;I left a 3-6 to start game three and stuck a bit and tweaked my glute a little while chopping the spare. That sent me into a bit of a mental train wreck that resulted in a 175 on a pair that was hooking quite a bit more than the prior pair.</p> <p>I switched to a shiny Roto Grip HYSTERIA the final game, moved back right a bit and it worked well, but I left a couple of 10-pins on strikes, then a 4-9 and washed out the 10<sup>th</sup> for 167.</p> <p>The scores weren&rsquo;t that important to me &ndash; I had to start bowling competition again and it may as well have been as soon as my leg seemed ready.</p> <p>The good news is my glute never got worse than the tweak and slight pulling pain and I feel confident it will be fine for league the next couple Thursdays, some practice and then a full tournament schedule starting Nov. 8-9 (I will be at the World Series TV tapings next weekend.).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0600 6983 The 11th Frame: Rochelle Roventini runs stepladder to win Milwaukee Women’s Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6983 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Rochelle Roventini ran the stepladder to win the third annual Milwaukee Women&rsquo;s Open Championship on Sunday at Bluemound Bowl.</span></p> <p>First was $600 in the tournament sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Bowling Association and the&nbsp;Milwaukee Women&rsquo;s Bowling Association.</p> <p>The tournament drew 21 entries with the top five advancing to the stepladder after four games of qualifying.</p> <p>Crystal Brooks led qualifying at 914, followed by Charly Boelter and Rochelle Blake at 889 each with Boelter earning the second seed by winning a ninth and 10<sup>th</sup> frame roll-off, Katie Zwiefelhofer 883 and &nbsp;Roventinin 866.</p> <p>In the stepladder, Roventini capitalized on hot starts that included a 4-bagger in her first two matches, a 5-bagger in her third match and a turkey in the title match. She defeated Zwiefelhofer 233-193, Blake 235-181, Boelter 267-149 and Brooks 243-208.</p> <p>Second through fifth paid $350, $225, $175 and $125.</p> <p>Cassie Haunder also won $75 for sixth at 852.</p> <p>Other scores:</p> <p>852 &ndash; Cassie Hauner &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>842 &ndash; Shannon Labinski&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>830 &ndash; Linda Weber&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>823 &ndash; Chris Weber&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>822 &ndash; Jen Grisham&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>805 &ndash; Betsy Bear-Hoff&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>801 &ndash; Dianne Cronce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>773 &ndash; Patti Riddle&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>772 &ndash; Ashley Bell&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>769 &ndash; Kerri Ellenbecker</p> <p>761 &ndash; Amber Kwiecien</p> <p>736 &ndash; Jennifer Schmit</p> <p>734 &ndash; Nicole Tetting</p> <p>733 &ndash; Janeen Meifert</p> <p>725 &ndash; Jaime Cullen</p> <p>661 &ndash; Kim Kenney</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0600 6969 The 11th Frame: More fit Dick Allen earns top seed for Cheetah Championship; Brad Angelo, Anthony Pepe, Liz Johnson also make TV finals http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6969 <p>Crediting improved physical fitness, Dick Allen earned the top seed for the TV finals of the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game on Saturday at South Point in Las Vegas, PBA reported.</p> <p>Allen, who averaged more than 244 for his 14 games, doubled in his final frame to hold on to the top seed, with veteran Brad Angelo coming back from a torn tendon to take the second seed, stylish lefty Anthony Pepe the third seed and Liz Johnson making&nbsp;bowling history when she completed a charge out of 24th place at the end of the first round to finish fourth and become the first woman to advance to a second PBA Tour national TV finals, PBA reported in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/25/South-Carolinae28099s-Dick-Allen-Wins-No-1-Berth-for-PBA-Cheetah-Championship-Finals3b-Liz-Johnson-Makes-Womene28099s-Bowling-History-with-Second-TV-Appearance.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this news release</strong></a>.</p> <p>Johnson was the first woman to make a PBA Tour TV show when she finished second in the 2004 Banquet Open, losing in the title match to 15-time PBA Tour titlist Tommy Jones.</p> <p>After a 190 game in her second game Saturday night, Johnson fired games of 279, 245, 278, 258 and 248 to knock Hall of Famer Pete Weber out of the TV finals by 43 pins.</p> <p>Allen, who also led the 240-player field after the first round of the Cheetah Championship with 1,769 for seven games, is trying for his fourth PBA Tour title. His first round games were 185, 258, 289, 247, 298, 246 and 246.</p> <p>&ldquo;I had a bad first game (185), but then I switched to a ball that worked better and started making shots,&rdquo; Allen said in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/25/South-Carolinae28099s-Dick-Allen-Wins-No-1-Berth-for-PBA-Cheetah-Championship-Finals3b-Liz-Johnson-Makes-Womene28099s-Bowling-History-with-Second-TV-Appearance.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>the PBA release</strong></a>. &ldquo;Most of it was probably due to my off-season preparation.</p> <p>&ldquo;I lost 15 pounds after the Summer Swing in Oklahoma last May. Physically I felt a lot better, and I worked a lot on correcting my spine tilt from front to back and side-to-side on the approach. The end result is more shots are thrown correctly for a longer amount of time. It&rsquo;s all about leverage and consistency. Today was the day I really tried it in competition and it seems to be paying off.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Cheetah Championship TV finals will be taped on Saturday at the new South Point Bowling Plaza&nbsp;and air on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 14.</p> <p>Allen is a MOTIV staffer and the other three TV qualifiers are Storm staffers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_2soQ9VdDc&amp;list=UU7MbYTEskjbg31t_1wAWjWA" target="_blank"><strong>Here are video interviews with three Storm finalists by Storm</strong></a>.</p> <p>Pepe posted this on Facebook on Saturday night: "I'm going to be on ESPN baby!!!! Since I was a little boy I always told my mom I wanted to become a professional bowler and be on TV. Dreams come true! Thank you to everyone for supporting me! ‪#&lrm;Stormnation‬ ‪#&lrm;VISE‬ ‪#&lrm;LogoInfusion‬ ‪#&lrm;Buddiesproshop&nbsp;"</p> <p>And Johnson posted this on Facebook: "All I can say is WOW!! I made the Cheetah tv show!! Thank you Storm Products and Vise Inserts!! Thank you to our Storm reps Jim Callahan, Del Ballard,Chris Schlemer, and Tim Mack for all their help and laying out amazing equipment. I used the new IQ Nano the entire 14 games and threw 137/140 clean frames&nbsp; Thank you to all my friends and family for their support...:Donna K. Conners and Carol Norman."&nbsp;</p> <p>The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI continues Sunday at South Point with the Viper Championship starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time.</p> <p>The first rounds of the animal pattern events also count as qualifying for the PBA World Championship.</p> <p>All of the competition leading up to the TV finals is being webcast live on PBA&rsquo;s Xtra Frame online channel.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>PBA CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY PBA CHALLENGE MOBILE GAME</strong><br /><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Saturday</em></p> <p><strong>SECOND ROUND STANDINGS </strong><br /><em>(14 games; top four advance to ESPN finals Saturday, Nov. 1)</em><br />1, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,421. <br />2, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,414. <br />3, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,412. <br />4, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,397. <br />5, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,354, $4,000. <br />6, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,335, $3,500. <br />7, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 3,333, $3,000. <br />8, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 3,322, $2,500. <br />9, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 3,308, $2,200. <br />10, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,302, $2,000. <br />11, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,295, $1,800. <br />12, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 3,247, $1,800. <br />13, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,239, $1,650. <br />14, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 3,237, $1,600. <br />15, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,219, $1,550. <br />16, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 3,215, $1,500. <br />17, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 3,187, $1,450. <br />18, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,178, $1,400. <br />19, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,170, $1,350. <br />20, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 3,139, $1,300. <br />21, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,129, $1,275. <br />22, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,128, $1,250. <br />23, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 3,089, $1,225. <br />24, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3,087, $1,200.</p> <p><strong>FIRST ROUND STANDINGS </strong><br /><em>(7 games)</em><br />1, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,769. <br />2, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,766. <br />3, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,743. <br />4, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,723. <br />5, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,714. <br />6, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 1,713. <br />7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,711. <br />8, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,703. <br />9, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,702. <br />10 (tie), Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 1,701. <br />12, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,700. <br />13, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,693. <br />14, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,689. <br />15, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,687. <br />16, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,686. <br />17, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1,684. <br />18, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,680. <br />19, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,672. <br />20 (tie), Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,669. <br />22, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 1,667. <br />23 (tie), Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, and Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,664.</p> <p><strong>Other cashers </strong><br />25, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,659, $800. <br />26, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,658, $770. <br />27 (tie), Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,657, and E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,657, $745. <br />29, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,656, $730. <br />30, Stuart Williams, England, 1,653, $720. <br />31, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1,651, $710. <br />32, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,649, $700.</p> <p><strong>Failed to cash </strong><br />33, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,648. <br />34, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,645. <br />35, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,644. <br />36, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,643. <br />37 (tie), Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J.; Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J.; Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 1,642. <br />41, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,638. <br />42, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,637. <br />43 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,636. <br />45, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,634. <br />46, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 1,632. <br />47, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,626. <br />48, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,625. <br />49, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,624. <br />50 (tie), Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,621. <br />52, Yuya Kato, Japan, 1,619. <br />53, Dom Barrett, England, 1,618. <br />54, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,616. <br />55, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,615. <br />56, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,610. <br />57, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,609. <br />58, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,608. <br />59 (tie), Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,603. <br />61, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,602. <br />62 (tie), Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,601. <br />64, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,600. <br />65, David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,599. <br />66, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 1,596. <br />67, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,594. <br />68 (tie), Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,593. <br />70, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,589. <br />71, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,587. <br />72, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,586. <br />73, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,583. <br />74 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,582. <br />76 (tie), Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y.; Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., and Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1,580. <br />79 (tie), J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich.; Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, and Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,578. <br />82, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,577. <br />83, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,576. <br />84, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,574. <br />85, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,571. <br />86, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,570. <br />87, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 1,569. <br />88, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,568. <br />89, Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,567. <br />90 (tie), Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela; David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., and PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,563. <br />93 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich.; D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,557. <br />96, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,554. <br />97 (tie), T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,553. <br />99, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,550. <br />100, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,549. <br />101, Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,547. <br />102, Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,544. <br />103, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,540. <br />104, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,538. <br />105 (tie), Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, and Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,537. <br />107, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,536. <br />108, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,532. <br />109, Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., 1,531. <br />110, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 1,530. <br />111, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,527. <br />112 (tie), Christopher Sloan, Ireland, and Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,525. <br />114 (tie), Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., and Mats Maggi, Belgium, 1,524. <br />117, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1,523. <br />118, Stephen Carter, Australia, 1,520. <br />119, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,518. <br />120 (tie), Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, and Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,515. <br />122 (te), Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., and Paul Moor, England, 1,514. <br />124, Richie Teece, England, 1,511. <br />125, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,510. <br />126, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,509. <br />127 (tie), Manuel Mrosek, Germany, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., Michael J. Cimba, Manchester, Conn., and Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,507. <br />131 (tie), Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,504. <br />134 (tie), Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., and Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,503. <br />136 (tie), Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, and Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,502. <br />139 (tie), Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,501. <br />141, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,497. <br />142, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,494. <br />143 (tie), Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,493. <br />145, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,491. <br />146, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,487. <br />147 (tie), Chris Watson, Australia, and Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,486. <br />149, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,485. <br />150, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,483. <br />151, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,481. <br />152, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,480. <br />153, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 1,478. <br />154, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,476. <br />155 (tie), Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., and Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,475. <br />157, Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,474. <br />158, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla., 1,473. <br />159, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,472. <br />160 (tie), Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa.; Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,471. <br />163 (tie), Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., and Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,470. <br />165, Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,463. <br />166, Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, 1,462. <br />167, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,460. <br />168, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,458. <br />169 (tie), Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., and Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,456. <br />171, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,454. <br />172, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,453. <br />173, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,450. <br />174 (tie), Natalia Rico, Colombia, and Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 1,448. <br />176, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,440. <br />177 (tie), Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, and Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,435. <br />179 (tie), Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, and Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,433. <br />181, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,430. <br />182, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,429. <br />183, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 1,428. <br />184, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 1,423. <br />185 (tie), Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., and Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 1,420. <br />187, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,419. <br />188, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif., 1,418. <br />189, James McCleland, Venice, Fla., 1,414. <br />190, Harvey Ramos, Colombia, 1,413. <br />191, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,411. <br />192, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,402. <br />193 (tie), Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., and Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,397. <br />195, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,395. <br />196, Matt Miller, England, 1,394. <br />197, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,393. <br />198, Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 1,392. <br />199, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,384. <br />200, Robert Townsend, Australia, 1,381. <br />201, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,380. <br />202, Lin Jianfeng, China, 1,377. <br />203, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,375. <br />204, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,374. <br />205 (tie), Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., and Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,373. <br />208, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,371. <br />209, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 1,369. <br />210, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,367. <br />211, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,362. <br />212 (tie), Santiago Mejia, Colombia, and Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,358. <br />214, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,348. <br />215, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,342. <br />216, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 1,339. <br />217, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,335. <br />218, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 1,325. <br />219, Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 1,316. <br />220, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,315. <br />221, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,313. <br />222, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,304. <br />223, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 1,292. <br />224, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,290. <br />225, Qin Xiaogang, China, 1,285. <br />226, Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 1,280. <br />227 (tie), Rob Johnson, Canada, and Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,266. <br />229, Andres Molinary, Venezuela, 1,261. <br />230, Ding Tianbao, China, 1,257. <br />231, Zhu Tao, China, 1,252. <br />232 (tie), Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, and Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,247. <br />234, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,227. <br />235, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,219. <br />236, Li Weijun, China, 1,218. <br />237, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,201. <br />238, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,186. <br />239, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,172. <br />240, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,131.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6977 The 11th Frame: Chris Barnes beats JT ‘Action’ Jackson in All-In Showdown match that brings out ‘Thumb Thugs’ http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6977 <p>Friday&rsquo;s All-In Showdown match between Chris Barnes and JT &ldquo;Action&rdquo; Jackson was over quickly as Barnes followed a spare with a long string of strikes while Jackson was struggling. The final score was 247-182.</p> <p>Each of the bowlers put up $5,000&nbsp;&mdash; comedian Kevin Hart sponsored Jackson&nbsp;&mdash; and the PBA added $1,000, giving Barnes a $6,000 win.</p> <p>For a preview of the match, my blog is <a href="../../../news/article/6950" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>It was everything that surrounded the match that provided the real entertainment.</p> <p>Because I had things on my plate Friday in the late afternoon and evening, I didn&rsquo;t realize everything that was going on with the match until Saturday morning.</p> <p>One issue was that Xtra Frame went down shortly before the match started, leading to some serious hating on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalBowlersAssociation" target="_blank"><strong>PBA Facebook page</strong></a>.</p> <p>PBA later explained that a local Internet outage interrupted the coverage and apologized for the interruption. On Saturday morning, it posted the match for all to see for free on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalBowlersAssociation" target="_blank"><strong>its Facebook page</strong></a> and on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpEJMJzwxGI&amp;feature=em-subs_digest" target="_blank"><strong>its YouTube page here</strong></a>.</p> <p>The action mostly is a clinic by Barnes on how to play the PBA World Championship pattern, but the commentary with Jef Goodger and PBA Commissioner Tom Clark is entertaining.</p> <p>But the most entertainment came from Jackson in his response to the predictable negativity by many commenters on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalBowlersAssociation" target="_blank"><strong>PBA Facebook page</strong></a> on two threads about the match.</p> <p>If anyone was surprised by the typical bowlers being the enemy of bowling they don&rsquo;t spend much time on social media.</p> <p>Still, some of the comments were ridiculous even by bowling&rsquo;s low standards for this sort of thing.</p> <p>Jackson is not near the bowler Barnes is&nbsp;&mdash; there are only a handful of people on the planet who are!&nbsp;&mdash; but, unlike many of his haters, he has won a PBA Regional title and from everything I have heard of him, he is a good guy who does great things for bowling in Hollywood circles. (For those who don&rsquo;t know, his &ldquo;real&rdquo; job is actor and he has appeared in numerous commercials.)</p> <p>And he certainly isn&rsquo;t the first to have a sponsor for a big-money match or tournament!</p> <p>There was nothing bad for bowling in his match with Barnes and potentially some good if it generated any kind of attention for bowling in Hollywood circles.</p> <p>There was no reason for any negativity, predictable as it was.</p> <p>So I had to relish the two long and sometimes profane comments Jackson posted on one thread on the PBA&rsquo;s Facebook page. Besides being entertained, I learned a new term: thumb thug.</p> <p>If you don&rsquo;t want to be subject to some profanity, do not read beyond here.</p> <p>If you want to be entertained, here is the first:</p> <p><em>You know what? I've been Mr. Hyde for the last 2 weeks about this match between Chris and I. It's time to be Dr. JECKLE on that ass.I love haters with low self esteem and Zero confidence. Especially the BROKE asses waiting on checks, sitting at work behind the computer talking shit.FYI, for you thumb thugs behind the screen. Kevin Hart is putting up the money because HE wants to. IF he didn't, I STILL have the money to cover my bets and STILL take trips anywhere the fuck I choose.Just turn on the T.V. I'm every where. So money is most definitely not a problem. So for you haten ass, broke ass, thumb thugs sitting at home, just know I'll never have to bet my rent money to come up, unlike you.If you think you can beat me, then bring your rent money, diaper money, kids tuition etc.... on down so I can take it from you and buy your friends drinks with it and if you're cool about I might buy you a plane ticket back home chumps.So ALL you haters take a good look at this picture and frame it, because that's my attitude about it. Meanwhile kiss my ass. I would tell you to SUCK something, but I got family that read my posts.<a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/killyourself">#killyourself</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/brokethumbthugs">#brokethumbthugs</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/getyourlifetogether">#getyourlifetogether</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/sucksomething">#sucksomething</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/winorloseimstillsmiling">#winorloseimstillsmiling</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/didisaykillyourselfalready">#didisaykillyourselfalready</a></em></p> <p>And here is the second:</p> <p><em>@All the SENSITIVES on this thread that felt TOUCHED and offended with my rant.1st off you didn't have to read it, secondly, if you were touched by my rant, then you must of been who I was talking about.I'm not here to be politically correct with the way I explain things. So you can call me all the names in the book, but at the end of the day I speak my mind and can give two shits about what you think about my attitude.If you want to see me get my ass whooped so bad by Chris Barnes, then subscribe to X-tra Frame and watch it. Or am i going to read one of those LAME EXCUSES "Why watch it? We already know who's going to win. Why waste my money? " (In your Doofus Voice)@ <a href="https://www.facebook.com/scottkilgore007">Scott Kilgore</a> did you say "Chicken Nuggett" that must of worked at the family dinner huh? Some family member probably said "Dude, you should get on stage with that one" Man that was a real KNEE SLAPPER(Sarcastic ) WTF?......lmfao</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0600 6954 The 11th Frame: Danny Wiseman one of many top pros to give back with youth scholarship tourneys http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6954 <p>I got an interesting message last week from the great PBA Tour champion Danny Wiseman asking if I&rsquo;d publicize the tournament he put on Oct. 12 at AMF Country Club Lanes in Baltimore.</p> <p>He reported that the 3rd Danny Wiseman Youth Scholarship Tournament delivered more than $21,000 in scholarships that included $19,310 to 66 different competing bowlers (1 in 2.5 ratio) and more than $2,000 in side pots/brackets.</p> <p>Adam Zimmerman and Brianna Marie Barna won the title in the event presented by Charis Contractors LLC.</p> <p>The Facebook page for the tournament is <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/275152435985848/" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>The event also had a Junior Gold portion with these winners:U12-Brandon Bohn, U15 Girls-Mandy Barna, U15 Boys-Ryen Middleton, U20 Girls-Olivia Laird, U20 Boys-Adam Zimmerman and Roger Harford Jr.</p> <p>Wiseman posted this after the tournament: &ldquo;Thank you the presenting sponsor Charis Contractors LLC and all the various sponsors that made this possible for the youth bowlers! Thank you to the PJBT for their amazing help running the event. I cannot thank you enough for the continued support! The youth bowlers are the future of our sport ! Don't anyone ever forget this.&rdquo;</p> <p>In our exchange, he emphasized that it&rsquo;s &ldquo;Important&nbsp;for&nbsp;people to know and understand&rdquo; how many top pros give back with youth tournaments.</p> <p>He specifically mentioned Parker Bohn III, Sean Rash, Wes Malott, Bill O'Neill and Mike Fagan.</p> <p>This is what it&rsquo;s about folks: Bowling gives to you and you give back and pass on the game.</p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0600 6966 The 11th Frame: PBA Challenge TV finals set as Amleto Monacelli, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Josh Blanchard, E.J. Tackett, Missy Parkin, Clara Guerreo advance http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6966 <p>The GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI officially opened Friday at South Point in Las Vegas with the qualifiers for the PBA Challenge show on ESPN.</p> <p>The TV finals will feature two from the PBA50 Tour field, two from the PBA Regional field, and two from the PBA Women&rsquo;s Regional field, as well as the Teen Masters finalists.</p> <p>Each of the three qualifiers included eight competitors, with the 24 players ranging from relative unknowns to living legends.</p> <p>When the competition was over, it was big names advancing: Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli and Walter Ray Williams Jr. for PBA50, Josh Blanchard and E.J. Tackett for PBA Regional, and Missy Parkin and Clara Guerreo for PBA Women&rsquo;s Regional.</p> <p>The PBA Challenge TV show will include four one-game matches, with the four winners than competing in a Knock-Out Round finale. Taping will be Sunday, Nov. 2, at the South Point Bowling Plaza and the ESPN telecast will air on Sunday, Jan. 19.</p> <p>Monacelli won the PBA50 berth by winning all eight of his head-to-head matches and leading by 119 pins. Williams surged from third place to second with a 287 final game, edging Pete Weber by 20 pins.</p> <p>Blanchard also was dominant in the PBA Regional qualifier, winning seven of his eight matches to finish 106 pins ahead of Tackett, who ended up 53 ahead of third-place finisher Tom Hess.</p> <p>In the Women&rsquo;s Regional qualifier, Guerrero moved from third to first with a victory over Kristina Wendell in the final match while Parkin held on to second with spare in her final frame, dropping Amanda Greene to third by 45 pins (each match was worth 30 bonus pins).</p> <p>After it was over, Parkin posted this on Facebook: &ldquo;I'm not entirely sure that I'm breathing yet. Wow what a crazy finish! Picked up the 3,6,10 in the 10th frame the last game to make the TV Show for the PBA Women's Challenge. Congrats to Team C300 teammate Clara Guerrero for making the TV show. I used a Columbia 300 Disorder and Enigma most of the night. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/letsbowl?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10152306963097130">‪#&lrm;letsbowl</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/teamc300?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10152306963097130">‪#&lrm;TeamC300</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/viseinserts?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10152306963097130">‪#&lrm;ViseInserts</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/high5gear?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=10152306963097130">‪#&lrm;High5Gear</a> &rdquo;</p> <p>More details are in <a href="http://news.pba.com/post/2014/10/24/Hall-of-Famers-Monacelli-Williams-Lead-Field-of-Finalists-for-PBA-Challenge-as-WSOB-VI-Gets-Underway.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>this PBA news release</strong></a>.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>PBA CHALLENGE MATCH PLAY QUALIFYING EVENTS<br /></strong><em>South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Friday</em></p> <p><strong>PBA50 Tour Finals <br /></strong><em>(after 8 games, including match play bonus pins; top two advance to PBA Challenge Finals on Nov. 2 at South Point Bowling Plaza)<br /></em>1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 8-0, 2,048. 2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-4, 1,929. 3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4-4, 1,909, $1,000. 4, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4-4, 1,810, $700. 5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-6, 1,801, $600. 6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-5, 1,786, $500. 7, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-4, 1,747, $400. 8, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3-5, 1,666, $300.</p> <p><strong>PBA Regional Finals <br /></strong><em>(after 8 games, including match play bonus pins; top two advance to PBA Challenge Finals on Nov. 2 at South Point Bowling Plaza)<br /></em>1, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 7-1, 2,043. 2, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5-3, 1,937. 3, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 5-3, 1,884, $1,000. 4, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 4-4, 1,824, $700. 5, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, 2-6, 1,810, $600. 6, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3-5, 1,795, $500. 7, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 5-3, 1,775, $400. 8, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1-7-0, 1,553, $300.</p> <p><strong>PBA Women&rsquo;s Regional Finals<br /> </strong><em>(after 8 games, including match play bonus pins; top two advance to PBA Challenge Finals on Nov. 2 at South Point Bowling Plaza) <br /></em>1, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 5-3, 1,857. 2, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 6-2, 1,844. 3, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 4-4, 1,799, $1,000. 4, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 4-4, 1,751, $700. 5, Lindsay Boomershine, Brigham City, Utah, 4-4, 1,717, $550. 5, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, New York, 3-5, 1,717, $550. 7, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 4-4, 1,683, $400. 8, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 2-6, 1,583, $300.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0600 6967 The 11th Frame: Nick Schulze fires perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6967 <p>Nick Schulze fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday.</p> <p>Schulze&rsquo;s 15<sup>th</sup> career 300 came in a 722 series in the Dream Lanes Moonlight League.</p> <p>Rick Festge had the high series with a 785 in the Dream Minor League.</p> <p>Brently Bohn was next with 781 in the Dream Moonlight, followed by Phil Caruso with 762 in the Schwoegler&rsquo;s Tiger League.</p> <p>Kayla Klink led women&rsquo;s scoring with 620 in the Schwoegler&rsquo;s Tiger.</p> <p><em>Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.</em></p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:55:00 -0600 6968 The 11th Frame: Latest version of bowling’s dream team should be heavy favorite to win gold at World Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6968 <p>The bowling world has dramatically closed the gap on the United States and U.S. dominance of international competition no longer is a given.</p> <p>Team USA&nbsp;still can easily field the strongest team, but the vagaries of lane conditions, pin carry and single-game matches make winning no certainty.</p> <p>Just look at the 2013 World Championships, where Team USA fell short of gold for both men and women, losing the title matches to Finland and Korea, respectively, as I wrote up <a href="../../../news/article/6043" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>But who would bet against this team&nbsp;&mdash; Chris Barnes, Mike Fagan, Tommy Jones, Marshall Kent, Bill O&rsquo;Neill and Sean Rash&nbsp;&mdash; in the <a href="http://adwtbc.com/en/" target="_blank"><strong>2014 World Men's Championships</strong></a> in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Dec. 6-14?</p> <p>That&rsquo;s five Hall of Fame resumes and the man who (with E.J. Tackett) is widely considered the best young bowler on the planet.</p> <p>"The level of talent on Team USA is incredible and narrowing it down to just six guys is always a challenge," Team USA head coach Rod Ross said in <a href="http://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622322913" target="_blank"><strong>this USBC news release on Friday announcing the team</strong></a>. "Our goal is always to bring home as many gold medals as possible, and we are sending a very talented team to accomplish that goal."</p> <p>While it&rsquo;s clear the U.S. is sending its best, the Team USA men not selected&nbsp;&mdash; Nathan Bohr, Rob Gotchall, John Janawicz, AJ Johnson, John Szczerbinski and Geoffrey Young&nbsp;&mdash; would make a great team as well.</p> <p>Contrast those dozen players with, for example,&nbsp;the Team USA that I was part of that dominated the 1985 FIQ American Zone Championships (in the pro-PBA era of international competition): Larry Jones (in place of Barry Asher), Jack Jurek, Dan Nadeau, Todd Savoy, Scott Thomsen and myself. We had a strong team, but only a fool would say it compares to what Team USA can field in these days of professionals being eligible.</p> <p>Players from an estimated 52 countries will compete for medals in six events&nbsp;&mdash; singles, doubles, trios, team, all-events and Masters match play&nbsp;&mdash; at the 2014 World Men's Championships.</p> <p>All of the competition will be webcast on BOWL.com&rsquo;s BowlTV. The BowlTV schedule is <a href="http://bowl.com/LiveStream/" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0600 6965 The 11th Frame: Popular former MBA President Charlie Reithmeyer dies http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/6965 <p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.428571429;">Affable and popular former Madison Bowling Association President Charlie Reithmeyer died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.</span></p> <p>Charlie was a member of the MBA for 53 years who served on the board of directors since 2001-02 and as vice president for three years starting in 2005-06 and then president for four years, according to <a href="http://www.bowlweb.com/mba/2014/10/23/z/" target="_blank"><strong>this release from the MBA</strong></a>.</p> <p>The lefty had a career high average of 212 at Village Lanes in 1996-97 and rolled a perfect game at that Monona center on Feb. 8, 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bowlweb.com/mba/2014/10/23/z/" target="_blank"><strong>The MBA release</strong></a> stated that &ldquo;His care and concern for the members of our association was evidenced through his appearance at scores of city and senior city tournament shifts, his presiding over the annual MBA Hall of Fame dinner, and his focus on the growth and prosperity of the MBA.&nbsp; Much of the success of Madison Bowling Association events and tournaments over the past six years can be credited to the influence and guidance of Z. Charles Reithmeyer.</p> <p>&ldquo;On behalf of the Madison Bowling Association officers, directors, and members, we thank you for your years of service.&nbsp; We will miss you, and we will always remember.&rdquo;</p> <p>I met him as a teenager at Village Lanes and in decades of knowing him I can&rsquo;t remember anyone saying a bad word about him. Affable and popular do not do Charlie justice.</p> <p>Reithmeyer served for decades on the Monona Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant.&nbsp;He left a large and loving family ... actually two if you count bowling.&nbsp;</p> <p>The MBA reported that visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home,&nbsp;5203 Monona Drive in Monona.&nbsp;Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 5101 Schofield St. in Monona.</p> <p>A full obituary is scheduled to run in Sunday&rsquo;s Wisconsin State Journal.</p> <p>RIP Charlie! You will be missed but never forgotten.</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0600