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The 11th Frame: Japanese bowler ends quarter-century home county drought in Japan Cup

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:00 pm

The last time a Japanese player won the Japan Cup, Walter Ray Williams Jr. was just a top player and Pete Weber was arguably the premier power player. That was 1988. These days, Williams and Weber are living legends who compete on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour — and Weber is just a tweener. That’s the perspective in assessing the Round1 Japan Cup win by Japan Professional Bowlers Association journeyman Yuya Katoh in a TV finals that aired on ESPN on Jan 12. Katoh defeated...

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