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The 11th Frame: Resilient Tommy Jones earns top seed for PBA Bear Open stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00 pm

The TV finalists for the PBA Bear Open, in order left to right: Tommy Jones, Bill O'Neill, Ronnie Russell, Rhino Page and Dick Allen. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
A day after missing the stepladder finals of the PBA Wolf Open by just four pins, Tommy Jones bounced back on Tuesday to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals of the PBA Bear Open, PBA reported. Jones, a 14-time PBA Tour champion, totaled 2,646 for 12 games (220.5 average) at FireLake Bowling Center on the most difficult of the Oklahoma’s Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing lane patterns: the flat 40-foot Bear pattern that is nearly identical to the U.S. Open pattern. “It...

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