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The 11th Frame: Anthony Simonsen dominates 2019 Proprietors Cup qualifying as top 28 advance to cashers round

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 am

Anthony Simonsen. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.

PBA star Anthony Simonsen led Saturday’s qualifying at the 2019 Proprietors Cup as the top 28 advanced to Sunday’s cashers round at Beaver Vu Bowl in the Dayton, Ohio area, according to standings posted on the tournament’s Facebook page.

Simonsen rolled 3-game sets of 804, 718, 768 and 743 for a 12-game total of 3,033, a 252.75 average on the tournament’s modified house shot.

Tyler Slaubaugh was second with 2,842, Matt Ogle third at 2,835, Marcus McClain fourth with 2,818, and Tom Smallwood fifth at 2,797.

Mitch Hupe and Shaun Naumann tied for 28th in the 142-player field with 2,673, according to the standings, which are posted at the bottom of this story as a PDF.

Sunday’s cashers round is six games. The top 10 bowlers based on 18-game totals then advance to the survivor rounds, with 2-game rounds dropping two bowlers each round until the field is reduced to four bowlers. Those four bowl single games with one bowler dropped each round until the champion is determined.

The final four reportedly will be shown via Facebook live.

Brandon Curtis was the first man out at 2,663.

First was slated to be $27,500 based on 250 entries, and the prize fund posted Sunday and attached to the bottom of this story as a PDF lists it at $20,000 with 142 entries. Last cash is listed at $1,400.

The entry blank, which is attached to the bottom of this story as a PDF, lists the entry fee as $700, with expenses and lineage at $100 and the prize fund at $600 and returned 100 percent to the bowlers. There also was a large amount of side action that the house took a cut of. 

Needless to say, this created some issues, as can be seen in this Facebook thread.

An updated prize fund was posted on Sunday that reported that there were 62 full price entries with $600 going to the prize fund ($37,200) and 80 early bird entries with $500 going to the prize fund ($40,000), which is $77,200.

Here are the Ace Mitchell Team Challenge results, and here are the Trios and Doubles results.