World Series Notebook: Construction Begins on TV Set; Belmonte, Rash Have Heart-to-Heart Talk

by Bill Vint November 12, 2011 05:26

After a day off to rest up and re-focus, competition resumed in the PBA World Series of Bowling Friday at South Park Bowling Center with the combined Carmen Salvino Classic Tour Qualifying Round and All Regions South Point Open.

Also Friday, in Exhibit Hall A in another part of the South Point Casino/Hotel complex, construction was getting underway on the special television set that will host 14 ESPN telecasts and eight PBA Tour title events over a span of four days next week.

All of the television shows are open to the public at no cost. The schedule includes the men’s and women’s World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA on Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. PT. The Friday, Nov. 18 schedule includes the Bayer Viper Open finals at 1 p.m., Chameleon Open finals at 3 p.m., Scorpion Open finals at 6 p.m. and GEICO Shark Open finals at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, is PBA World Championship day with the Don Carter Division finals at 10:30 a.m., Billy Hardwick Division finals at 12:30 p.m., Johnny Petraglia Division finals at 3:30 p.m., Mike Aulby Division finals at 5:30 p.m., and the PBA World Championship finals – featuring winners from each of the four divisions – at 8:30 p.m.

The 2011 PBA World Series of Bowling wraps up on Sunday, Nov. 20, with the Lumber Liquidators Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles preliminary round at 10 a.m., doubles finals at noon, Carmen Salvino Classic finals at 3:30 p.m. and the Pepsi PBA Elite Players Championship at 5:30 p.m.

TENSIONS BETWEEN BELMONTE, RASH LEAD TO HEART-TO-HEART TALK

World Series of Bowling spectators noticed that the Jason Belmonte and Sean Rash weren’t warming up to each other in the wake of last summer’s “bottlegate” confrontation…and because both were bowling at an extremely high level, they wound up assigned to the same pairs of lanes for much of the competition through the first five days.

While the two rivals did their best to avoid each other, a minor snit over filling out each other’s scoring recaps surfaced, adding to tensions. But after five consecutive days of butting heads, Belmonte and Rash got together and had a heart-to-heart talk in an effort to put their differences behind them.

How the rivalry plays out will be visible to the world when the pair square off in the opening match of the World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA. As the No. 2 and No. 3 qualifiers in the WBT series, they will meet in the first telecast of the PBA season, airing Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. ET.

With Rash making five consecutive World Series telecasts – and Belmonte three shows – the two players will be on the lanes together in the Chameleon, Shark and possibly the PBA World Championship finals.

● Speaking of ESPN telecasts, five World Series players will make their national PBA television debuts. Three are international players: England’s Stu Williams (Bayer Viper Open) and Dom Barrett (Scorpion Open), and Venezuela’s Ildemaro Ruiz (Viper). Ruiz also will appear in the Chameleon Open and all three qualified for the PBA World Championship finals. The other two are former Wichita State University stars – Tour rookie Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz., and eight-year Tour veteran Nathan Bohr of Wichita who secured his first TV appearance by finishing 16th in the World Championship cashers’ round by 31 pins over Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla.

● A new rule allows PBA players to use their cell phones to “Tweet” and post comments on their Twitter and Facebook accounts during competition, giving their fans up-to-the-minute insight into what’s going on during World Series competition.

XTRA FRAME COVERAGE RESUMES WITH LIVE ACTION, INTERVIEWS

Live coverage of competition in Saturday afternoon’s PBA West Members/Non-Members Doubles qualifying will include action only from featured lanes. During Sunday’s match play rounds, Mike (J. Laneside) Jakubowski, Jeff (The Bowling Doctor) Mark and others will provide commentary.

In addition to the more than 100 hours of live coverage of competition, Xtra Frame will be providing interviews with new PBA CEO Geoff Reiss, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark, retired PBA CEO/Commissioner Fred Schreyer, noted coach Mark Baker, Colombian women’s star Paolo Gomez, Bahrain national coach Tim Mack, England’s Dom Barrett and Stu Williams, and PBA Tour champions Dick Allen and Chris Barnes, among others. To subscribe to Xtra Frame, visit pba.com. Special one-day rates are available exclusively during the WSOB for $3.99.

PBA fans also can follow the action from the World Series of Bowling on PBA's Facebook page and through Twitter.

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Bahrain Team Getting Crash Course in World Series of Bowling

by Jerry Schneider November 12, 2011 04:26

LAS VEGAS - The contingent of six bowlers from Bahrain experienced their biggest competitive challenge to date by competing in their first PBA World Series of Bowling.

After competing in the first four so-called “animal pattern” events, the Middle East competitors sat down with their coach, former PBA Tour competitor Tim Mack of Indianapolis, to assess their performances.

Mack, a well-known international champion who has won more than 70 titles around the world on his way to winning World Bowler of the Year honors three times, took over as Bahrain’s head coach in June.

It was through his experience competing internationally that Mack targeted the World Series as an opportunity for his players to dramatically expand their horizons as world-class bowlers.

Of the six players entered, 34-year-old Fawaz Abdullah has probably had the best overall success.

In the Scorpion Open, Abdulla was in contention, advancing to the final Round of 16 by finishing eighth after the first block with a 1,797 eight-game pinfall total that included games of 175, 193, 215, 222, 237, 240 and 300. He rolled 20 straight strikes in the last two games and his 300 was one of 11 bowled in the tournament at the completion of the animal pattern tournaments. But he just missed the cut to the Round of 16, finishing 18th.

Abdulla’s other World Series finishes have included a 44th in the Chameleon Open, 162nd in the Bayer Viper Open and 163rd in the Shark Open.

“I have always had problems getting started,” Abdulla said. “But I’ve gained a lot of confidence as the tournament progresses. With Tim’s help I’m getting better with making adjustments and making the right ball changes.”

The other members of the Bahrain team competing in the World Series are Mohammed Al Swawoosh, Mahd Assad, Masoud Saberi, Hameed Taqi and Yousif Falah, who had a top finish of 27th in the GEICO Shark Open.

In their debut against a field of 204 of the world’s best players, Abdullah averaged 206.63 and Falah averaged 206.06 for 32 games on four PBA lanes conditions. The other four failed to reach the 200 average plateau, but it was all about the learning experience.

“Before Tim became our coach, our training was concentrated on the physical game,” said Falah, who has won several medals in international competition and beat Mack, 196-178, in the championship match to win the 2009 Sinai Open. “Now we have so much more knowledge from everything to changing lane conditions, bowling equipment and the mental part of the game.”

Mack, who made his name bowling internationally, relishes the opportunity to pursue coaching as a career, especially with a team that shows a lot of potential.

“The World Series is a big step in elevating their experience level and becoming better bowlers by competing against the best in the world,” Mack said. “I stressed that this is an event they had to bowl because the experience will be invaluable.”

Since Mack has been coaching them, the team has shown a lot of progress, most recently earning seven medals, including two golds, in the inaugural Gulf Cooperation Council Games in October in Bahrain.

“You can see their confidence level growing exponentially,” Mack said. “They have the ability—all they’re lacking is experience and that’s what they’re getting here.

“We’ve been able to train on the PBA conditions, provide them with the latest equipment and overall provide them with some insight as to what it will be like to compete in the PBA arena, but there’s nothing like on-the-job training.”

Soon after the World Series the Bahrain team will head to the Arab Games in Qatar in December and like many countries internationally, it’s important for them to do well to get more funding in the future.

“Bowling is taken very seriously as a competitive sport and a lot of that has to do with its drive to become an Olympic sport,” Mack said. “If we have good results we can get more funding which will help makes us a better team.”

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PBA Spare Shots PLUS WSOB Notebook: Rash Off to Unprecedented Start; International Players Shine

by Bill Vint November 10, 2011 06:22

Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., is off to an unprecedented start in the third annual PBA World Series of Bowling, qualifying third, third, first and third in the Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark lane condition championships, respectively – the four qualifying elements to reach the PBA World Championship.

On Wednesday, Rash, a 29-year-old four-time PBA Tour title winner, became the first player to reach five consecutive ESPN finals when he led the field of 204 in PBA World Championship qualifying with a 40-game total of 9,361 pins, averaging 234.03 across the four “animal patterns” plus the eight-game cashers’ round which was conducted on the PBA World Championship pattern.

Additional PBA World Series notes:

● On the heels of a successful World Series in 2010, the international players in this year’s field are again asserting themselves. In the Bayer Viper Open, England’s Stuart Williams, and Venezuela’s Ildemaro Ruiz joined qualifying leader Mike Fagan of Dallas and Rash in the ESPN finals. In the Chameleon Open, Australia’s Jason Belmonte, Finland’s Osku Palermaa, Rash and Ruiz advanced to the ESPN finals. In the Scorpion Open, England’s Dom Barrett led the field thanks to a final-game 299. Dave Wodka of Henderson, Nev., Rash and Patrick Allen of Baltimore rounded out the Scorpion finals field. The GEICO Shark Open final four are Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas; Belmonte, Rash and native Finlander Mika Koivuniemi who now resides in Hartland, Mich.

● The 53 PBA World Championship cashers included representatives from Australia, Venezuela, England, Finland, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Sweden and South Korea in addition to the U.S. Six of the international players (Australia’s Belmonte, England’s Williams and Barrett, Finland’s Palermaa, Venezuela’s Ruiz and Colombia’s Andres Gomez) advanced to the World Championship television final rounds.

● International players recorded five of the 11 300 games bowled in the WSOB “animal pattern” events. Australia’s Belmonte, Canada’s Patrick Girard, Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., and John Furey of East Windsor, N.J., rolled 300s in the Chameleon Open. Finland’s Palermaa, Bahrain’s Fawaz Abdullah and South Korea’s Ji-Hyun Cha rolled 300s in the Scorpion Open along with Californians Chuck Tillson of Rohnert Park and Alan Mojado of Pala. Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kan., and Dave Wodka of Henderson, Nev., rolled 300s in the GEICO Shark Open. There were no 300s bowled in the Bayer Viper Open or World Championship cashers’ round.

Kelly Kulick, beginning her third season as the only woman ever to earn PBA Tour exempt player status, had her highest finish since winning the 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions, finishing seventh in the Chameleon Open and missing the TV finals by only 21 pins. The Union, N.J., resident’s only other top 10 finish in PBA Tour competition was sixth in the 2008 Don Johnson Buckeye State Open. Kulick also tied for 53rd in the Bayer Viper Open, finished 25th in the Scorpion event and tied for 61st in the GEICO Shark Open to advance to Wednesday’s PBA World Championship cashers’ round in 18th place. She eventually finished 43rd in the World Championship field.

● Two-time Teen Masters champion Zack Hattori of Las Vegas added $1,010 to his scholarship account with an impressive 31st place finish in the Bayer Viper Open. But the 18-year-old amateur cooled off, finishing 103rd in the Chameleon Open, 139th on the Scorpion lane condition and 65th in the GEICO Shark Open to finished 87th in the 32-game PBA World Championship standings.

● As of the conclusion of the four “animal pattern” championships, 83 different players (40.7 percent of the field) had cashed in at least one of the four events.

PBA REGIONAL RECAP: BAKER, TRABER WIN TITLES IN VIRGINIA, ILLINOIS

PBA Senior Tour star and hall of famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., defeated Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., 279-248, to win the PBA South Region Gloucester Open at Village Lanes in Gloucester, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 4. The win was Baker’s 25th in PBA Regional competition and earned him a $2,200 first prize.

In Kankakee, Ill., Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., defeated Kenny Parks of Hammond, Ind., 243-226, Sunday to win the PBA Midwest Region’s Victory Lanes Senior Invitational sponsored by Allstate Insurance. The title was Traber’s 10th as a PBA Senior Regional player and the 48th overall in his PBA Regional career. He also earned $3,000.

This week’s regional activity will be focused on the All Regions South Point Open plus the PBA West Region Member/Non-Member Doubles at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas Friday through Sunday. Both events are expected to attract star-studded fields as part of the PBA World Series of Bowling.

All PBA Regional competitors continue to compile qualifying points toward the 2012 Dick Weber PBA Playoffs. The top 16 points leaders in the PBA’s East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest and combined West/Northwest Regions as of Feb. 26 will earn berths in the new Xtra Frame Tour event which will be held March 30-April 1 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

All first-time PBA Regional title winners also become eligible for the season-ending PBA Tournament of Champions.

For complete Regional tournament schedules and entry information, visit pba.com and click on “Regional Tour” under the “Schedules” drop-down tab.

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Rash Dominates PBA World Championship Qualifying, Reaches Fifth Consecutive ESPN Final

by Bill Vint November 9, 2011 09:10

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., completed the most impressive five-day run in the three-year history of the Professional Bowlers Association’s World Series of Bowling Wednesday, earning the top qualifying position for the PBA World Championship and earning an unprecedented fifth consecutive television finals berth.

Rash, a 29-year-old four-time PBA Tour champion, averaged 234.03 over 40 games bowled on five different lane conditioning patterns at South Point Bowling Center to finish with 9,361 pins and earn a $5,000 bonus as top qualifier by 296 pins over Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich.

“I’ve got my foot down and I’m going full force,” Rash said. “There are so many great players here, you can’t let up. If you think positive, positive things will happen. You need to avoid the negativity. With this (40-game) format, you have to have that mindset.”

Rash, who qualified for the Bayer Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and GEICO Shark Open finals the previous four days, is the first player to reach more than three television finals in a World Series. He will be among the 16 players who now advance to a series of four divisional elimination rounds in determining the PBA World Championship winner.

In each divisional final, named in honor of past PBA World Champions Don Carter, Billy Hardwick, Johnny Petraglia and Mike Aulby, four players will bowl one game with the lowest-scoring player eliminated. The three surviving players will bowl a second game, again eliminating the low score. The two survivors will then bowl a game to decide who advances to the PBA World Championship finals which will follow the same format.

All five PBA World Championship rounds will be contested on Saturday, Nov. 19, in a special arena lanes setup at South Point, starting at 10:30 a.m. PT. The telecasts will air on ESPN on five consecutive Sundays except Christmas Day (Dec. 11, 18, Jan. 1, 8 and 15) at 1 p.m. ET.

First prize in the 2011 PBA World Championship is $50,000.

The World Series of Bowling will take a break Thursday. Competition resumes Friday with the All Region South Point Open and Carmen Salvino Classic Tour Qualifying Round, followed by a special PBA West Region Member/Non-Member Doubles event Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Competition for PBA Tour players resumes Monday with Carmen Salvino Classic qualifying rounds.

All preliminary rounds of World Series competition are being webcast live on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel. To subscribe, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nov. 9

Final Qualifying Standings (after 40 games; top 16 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 9,361.
2, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 9,065.
3, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 9,047.
4, Stuart Williams, England, 9,023.
5, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 8,974.
6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 8,954.
7, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 8,921.
8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8,906.
9, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 8,874.
10, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 8,861.
11, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 8,849.
12, Dom Barrett, England, 8,843.
13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 8,838.
14 (tie), Mike Fagan, Dallas, and Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 8,831.
16, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 8,825.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 40 games)

17, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 8,794, $3,500.
18, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 8,780, $3,300.
19, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 8,747, $3,100.
20, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 8,736, $3,000.
21, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 8,723, $2,950.
22, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 8,712, $2,900.
23, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 8,706, $2,850.
24, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 8,701, $2,800.
25, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 8,700, $2,750.
26, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 8,685, $2,700.
27, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 8,666, $2,650.
28, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 8,665, $2,600.
29, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 8,662, $2,550.
30, Patrick Girard, Canada, 8,659, $2,500.
31, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 8,644, $2,450.
32, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 8,614, $2,400.
33, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 8,597, $2,200.
34, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 8,596, $2,150.
35, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 8,594, $2,100.
36, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 8,593, $2,080.
37, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 8,586, $2,060.
38, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 8,584, $2,040.
39, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 8,570, $2,020.
40, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 8,562, $2,000.
41, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 8,560, $1,980.
42, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 8,557, $1,960.
43, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 8,556, $1,940.
44, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 8,552, $1,920.
45, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 8,550, $1,900.
46 (tie), Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., and Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 8,535, $1,870.
48, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 8,525, $1,850.
49, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 8,512, $1,840.
50, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 8,501, $1,830.
51, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 8,481, $1,820.
52, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 8,470, $1,810.
53, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 8,436, $1,800.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS PAIRINGS

Don Carter Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. ET; winner advances to World Championship finals)
Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill.; Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo.; Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan.

Billy Hardwick Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. ET; winner advances to World Championship finals)
Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich.; Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela; Andres Gomez, Colombia; Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y.

Johnny Petraglia Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET; winner advances to World Championship finals)
Jason Belmonte, Australia; Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio; Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz.; Mike Fagan, Dallas.

Mike Aulby Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 5:30 a.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m. ET; winner advances to World Championship finals)
Stuart Williams, England; Osku Palermaa, Finland; Dom Barrett, England; Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.

PBA World Championship Finals (Saturday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. ET)
Carter, Hardwick, Petraglia and Aulby Division winners

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Rash Qualifies for Fourth Consecutive TV Final in PBA World Series of Bowling; Barnes Tops GEICO Shark Open Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider November 8, 2011 19:51

LAS VEGAS - Bowling fans will be seeing a lot of four-time PBA Tour champion Sean Rash on ESPN this season.

Rash continued his unprecedented PBA World Series of Bowling streak Tuesday, qualifying for his fourth consecutive television final at South Point Bowling Center. With his third-place finish in the GEICO Shark Open, the Montgomery, Ill., resident has qualified for the ESPN-televised finals in all four animal pattern tournaments - Bayer Viper Open, Chameleon Open, Scorpion Open and the Shark Open.

Rash finished the tournament with a 3,238 14-game pinfall (231.3 average) and had games of 243, 222, 209, 230, 214 and 247 in Tuesday’s six-game final round to secure his berth in the TV finals.

“I have everything working together right now,” Rash said. “Physically and mentally I’m in the right place and Brunswick has given me great equipment.”

Asked about the challenge of competing on four different conditions over four days, Rash said it’s all in the preparation.

“Every day is a different day and having a game plan for each day really becomes important in the World Series,” he said. “That’s going to help put yourself in a position to win and it has worked great so far.”

Thirteen-time Tour champion and defending PBA World Championship winner Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, led the Shark qualifying and will be making his first World Series television final after posting a 3,297 pinfall total (235.5 average). He had games of 226, 290, 268, 176, 227 and 268 Tuesday night.

“I really haven’t been bowling up to expectations,” Barnes said. “I’ve been way off the pace and needed to get out of the block much better. It was important for me to make this show and get some momentum going into the last round of the World Championship.”

Also making the Shark Open finals were Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte, who finished second with a 3,251 pinfall, making his second television final and reigning PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich., who finished fourth with 3,190 pins to make his first final. The Shark Open finals will be taped by ESPN on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. PT.

The World Series of Bowling is webcast live on pba.com’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. Special one-day and World Series of Bowling subscription packages are available on pba.com.

PBA GEICO SHARK OPEN

South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,297.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,251.
3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,238.
4, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 3,190.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,189, $2,500.
6, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,131, $2,400.
7, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,127, $2,300.
8, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,119, $2,200.
9, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,083, $2,150.
10, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,073, $2,100.
11, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3,063, $2,050.
12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,060, $2,000.
13, x-Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,030, $1,950.
14, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 3,027, $1,900.
15, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,022, $1,850.
16, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,927, $1,800.

x-Duke defeated Williams, 236-161, in a one-game roll-off after they tied for 16th place.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 8 games)

17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,786, $1,300.
18, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,783, $1,250.
19, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,781, $1,200.
20, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,779, $1,150.
21, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 1,778, $1,120.
22, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,771, $1,100.
23, Floyd Raymond, Gaylord, Mich., 1,767, $1,090.
24 (tie), Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., and D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,765, $1,075.
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,762, $1,060.
27, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 1,759, $1,050.
28, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,754, $1,040.
29 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, and Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,752, $1,025.
31 (tie), Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, and Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,751, $1,005.
33, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,748.
34, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 1,747.
35, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,744.
36 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden, and Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,742.
38, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 1,741.
39, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,737.
40, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,735.
41 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,732.
43, Kasey Normandin, Canada, 1,730.
44, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,728.
45, Paul Moor, England, 1,727.
46 (tie), John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., and Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,725.
48 (tie), Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., and Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 1,724.
50, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,723.
51, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,722.
52, Paola Gomez, Colombia, 1,721.
53, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,719.
54, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,713.
55, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 1,711.
56, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,710.
57 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and Robert Piroozshad, Ranch Santa Margarita, Calif., 1,708.
59, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,707.
60, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,706.
61 (tie), Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., and Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,705.
63, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,703.
64, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,698.
65 (tie), Patrick Girard, Canada, and Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, 1,697.
65, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,697.
68, Stuart Williams, England, 1,695.
69, Joseph Hostetler, Minerva, Ohio, 1,693.
70, James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,689.
71, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,683.
72, Billy Rohde, Marietta, Ga., 1,680.
73, Jerry Johnson Jr., Las Vegas, 1,678.
74, Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 1,677.
75, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,675.
76, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,672.
77, Andy Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,666.
78 (tie), Juhani Tonteri, Finland, and Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 1,665.
80, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,663.
81 (tie), Dom Barrett, England, and Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 1,660.
83 (tie), PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., and Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,658.
83, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,658.
86, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1,655.
87, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,653.
88, Jake Peters, Decatur, Ill., 1,652.
89, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 1,647.
90, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,646.
91, Mathias Arup, Sweden, 1,644.
92, Ray Eddy III, Saginaw, Mich., 1,638.
93, Billy Rogers, Dallas, 1,637.
94, Jim Horan, Oakley, Calif., 1,635.
95, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,634.
96 (tie), Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Adam Monks, San Diego, 1,631.
98 (tie), Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., and Ji-Hyun Cha, South Korea, 1,630.
100, Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., 1,629.
101, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,628.
102 (tie), Brett Cooper, Fort Worth, Texas, and Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,624.
104, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.V., 1,621.
105 (tie), Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio; Jesper Agerbo, Denmark; Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., and Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,618.
109, Erik Andersin, Sweden, 1,617.
110, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,616.
111, Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 1,611.
112, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Il., 1,610.
113, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,606.
114, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,605.
115, Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 1,604.
116, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,602.
117, Frank Guccione, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,601.
118, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 1,598.
119, Jong Soo Park, South Korea, 1,597.
120, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,595.
121, Tony Campagna Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn., 1,594.
122 (tie), Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., and Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 1,592.
124, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 1,590.
125, Chris Cundiff, Lake Station, Ind., 1,589.
125, Will Wells, New Zealand, 1,589.
127, Joshua McBride, Wichita, Kan., 1,586.
128, Eric Malone, Brewster, N.Y., 1,580.
129, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 1,577.
130, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 1,575.
131, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,570.
132, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,565.
133, Richard Horsley, Morrisville, N.C., 1,563.
134, Antonio Medina, Louisville, Ky., 1,561.
135 (tie), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Siu Hong Wu, Hong Kong, 1,558.
137 (tie), Toni Palermaa, Finland, and Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,557.
139, Santiago Garcia, Colombia, 1,549.
140, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,548.
141, Chris Hayden, Las Vegas, 1,544.
142 (tie), Michael Ciardulli Jr., Valley Stream, N.Y., and Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., 1,539.
144 (tie), John Furey, East Windsor, N.J., and Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,538.
146, Adrian Anderson, Roseburg, Ore., 1,535.
147, Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., 1,528.
148, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,523.
149, Chuck Tillson, Rohnert Park, Calif., 1,520.
150, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 1,516.
151, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,515.
152 (tie), John DeBenedetta Jr., Las Vegas, and Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 1,513.
154, Hameed Taqi, Bahrain, 1,511.
155, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,510.
156, Matthew Thornton, Montgomery, Ill., 1,508.
157 (tie), Kyung-Shin Park, South Korea, and Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,502.
159, Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,499.
160, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,493.
161, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,490.
162, Bubba Harrison, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,488.
163, Fawaz Abdullah, Bahrain, 1,485.
164, David Peterson, Plano, Texas, 1,482.
165, Sean Mamlok, San Jose, Calif., 1,480.
166, Chuck Galaviz, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,477.
167, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,472.
168, Yong-Jin Gu, South Korea, 1,470.
169, Robert McBride, Plano, Texas, 1,468.
170, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,466.
171, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,459.
172, Jorge Tello, Colombia, 1,457.
173 (tie), Mike Armstrong Jr., Tucson, Ariz., and Mahd Assad, Bahrain, 1,451.
175, Mohammed Al Swawoosh, Bahrain, 1,449.
176, Adam James, Redmond, Wash., 1,435.
177 (tie), Krzysztof Olesinski, Poland, and Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,434.
179, Frank Boyer, Lebanon, Pa, 1,426.
180, Isaac Amkie Amkie, Mexico, 1,424.
181, Jeff Toyne, Columbia, S.C., 1,421.
182, Sam Grihm, Portland, Ore., 1,419.
183, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,409.
184, Mark Fennell, Seattle, 1,401.
185, Masoud Saberi, Bahrain, 1,400.
186, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,398.
187, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 1,391.
188, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 1,390.
189, Chris Helton, Fountain, Colo., 1,387.
190, Kenneth Bland Jr., Germany, 1,375.
191, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,371.
192, David Meadows, Houston, 1,357.
193, Miroslaw Pajak, Poland, 1,344.
194, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,335.
195, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,330.
196, Rickey Smith, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 1,318.
197, Kevin Prior, Allen, Texas, 1,310.
198, Tyler Johnson, Surprise, Ariz., 1,307.
199, Travis Thomas, Lumberton, N.C., 1,294.
200, Courtney Miller, Charleston, S.C., 1,277.
201, Mathew Tabor, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1,225.

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