PBA50 Treasure Island Casino & Resort Open, presented by Hammer - Match Play Rounds

by John Weber August 13, 2014 02:05

 

			
PBA50 Tour			
PBA50 Treasure Island Casino & Resort Open, presented by Hammer			
Island Xtreme Bowl			
Welch, MN			
			
Wednesday, August 13, 2014			


MATCH PLAY ROUNDS


<ROUND OF 2				
				
Winners from the round of 4.   				
Single elimination, single-game match play.				
Loser eliminated, earns $4,000.				
Winner earns $7,500.				
				
Champion - W.R. Willliams Jr.				
				
Seed #	Name			Game 1
				
# 10	WR Williams Jr		268	
#  9	Tom Baker		224	
Winner - W.R. Williams Jr.				


ROUND OF 4				
				
Winners from the round of 8.   				
Single elimination, single-game match play.				
Losers eliminated, earn $2,300.				
				
Seed #	Name			Game 1
				
#  9	Tom Baker		246	
# 5	Randy Pedersen		162	
Winner - Tom Baker				
				
# 19	Don Breeden		190	
# 10	WR Williams Jr		279	
Winner - W.R. Williams Jr.				


ROUND OF 8						
						
Winners from the round of 16.   						
Single elimination, best-of-three games match play.						
Losers eliminated, earn $1,600.						
						
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3
						
#  1	Norm Duke		180	278	246	
#  9	Tom Baker		226	221	279	
Winner - Tom Baker						
						
#  5	Randy Pedersen		191	196	224	
#  4	Harry Sullins		166	245	205	
Winner - Randy Pedersen						
						
# 18	Jeff Richgles		191	213		
# 10	WR Williams Jr		236	232		
Winner - W.R. Williams Jr.						
						
#  6	A. Monacelli		195	188		
# 19	Don Breeden		245	220		
Winner - Don Breeden						
		


ROUND OF 16								
								
Winners from the round of 24 and Qualifiers 1-8.   								
Single elimination, best-of-five games match play.								
Losers eliminated, earn $1,300.								
								
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3	Game 4	Game 5
								
# 16	Ted Staikoff		195	228	278	237		
# 1	Norm Duke		259	247	238	249		
Winner - Norm Duke								
								
#  9	Tom Baker		213	184	226			
#  8	Pete Weber		W/D	W/D	W/D			
Winner - Tom Baker								
								
#  5	Randy Pedersen		279	245	255			
# 21	Mike Dias		234	224	227			
Winner - Randy Pedersen								
								
#  4	Harry Sullins		243	209	213	199		
# 13	Bill Henson		153	213	207	198		
Winner - Harry Sullins								
								
# 18	Jeff Richgels		233	242	208			
#  2	Lennie Boresch		224	178	203			
Winner - Jeff Richgels								
								
# 10	WR Williams Jr		246	223	260	226		
#  7	Ron Mohr		235	279	193	202		
Winner - W.R. Williams Jr.								
								
#  6	A. Monacelli		204	203	236	242	238	
# 11	Wayne Webb		232	189	256	222	232	
Winner - Amleto Monacelli								
								
#  3	Mike Edwards		189	248	214	188		
# 19	Don Breeden		236	205	250	242		
Winner - Don Breeden								



ROUND OF 24							
							
Qualifiers 9-24.   							
Single elimination, best-of-five games match play.							
Losers eliminated, earn $1,100.							
							
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3	Game 4
							
#17	Bryan Goebel		223	244	147	237	193
#16	Ted Staikoff		256	184	177	235	194
Winner - Ted Staikoff							
							
#24	John Dudak		183	232	196	152	
#9	Tom Baker		241	192	203	226	
Winner - Tom Baker							
							
#12	Dave Axon		231	216	191	179	
#21	Mike Dias		200	223	255	195	
Winner - Mike Dias							
							
#13	Bill Henson		224	247	148	246	
#20	Kevin Foley		190	234	195	186	
Winner - Bill Henson							
							
#18	Jeff Richgels		215	225	220	213	
#15	Steve Stein		203	180	255	190	
Winner - Jeff Richgels							
							
#23	Terry Metzner		199	154	193		
#10	WR Williams Jr.		236	161	236		
Winner - W.R. Williams Jr.							
							
#11	Wayne Webb		224	140	206	205	240
#22	Darron Peters		145	183	223	201	157
Winner - Wayne Webb							
							
#14	Chris Keane		220	210	169	201	155
#19	Don Breeden		197	220	190	196	209
Winner - Don Breeden							

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Duke Retains Inside Track in PBA50 Player of the Year Race As Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open Qualifying Leader

by Jerry Schneider August 12, 2014 13:31

With the inside track in the PBA50 Player of the Year race on the tour for players 50 and older, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida, averaged 229.3 to lead qualifying Tuesday in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl.

Duke, who has won two titles this season including the PBA Senior U.S. Open and has already earned PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors, finished qualifying with a 3,670 pinfall total for 16 games to hold a 25-pin lead over two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in second with 3,645. Duke had games of 210, 277, 201, 248, 215, 258, 230 and 247 in Tuesday’s second round.

“That’s the reason we’re here,” said the 37-time PBA Tour winner about his quest for PBA50 Player of the Year. “There were some great players battling for it all season and it’s what we all want.”

The two other players in contention for PBA50 Player of the Year – Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Tom Baker – also advanced to match play finishing qualifying in eighth and ninth, respectively, but Weber and Duke will receive a one-round bye in match play as a result of finishing in the top eight.

“It’s really a tournament inside of a tournament,” Duke added. “With the race coming down to the last tournament of the year, it makes it fun. I’ll have to be at my best because I know they’ll be prepared.”

If Duke can win PBA50 Player of the Year, he would join Baker as the only players to earn Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Baker accomplished the feat in 2005.

Duke leads the PBA50 Player of the Year race with 56 points, holding an eight-point lead over Weber in second with 48 points. Baker is in third with 44 points. In the Player of the Year competition, 16 points are awarded to the tournament winner, the runner-up gets eight points, third-place is worth four points and the fourth-place finisher earns two points.

In the final tournament of the 2014 season, the field has been cut to the top 24 players for Wednesday’s match play which will culminate with the championship rounds at 5 p.m. CT.

The top eight players in competition points (not player of the year points) will also earn an entry into World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas Oct. 24-Nov. 2 and a special PBA50 qualifier preceding the World Series which will determine the two players who will face off in the WSOB Challenge telecast on ESPN.

The final day of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open can be seen live on pba.com’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage for subscription information.

PBA50 TREASURE ISLAND RESORT & CASINO OPEN PRESENTED BY HAMMER
Tuesday’s second round results after 16 games
Top 24 advance to match play
At Island Xtreme Bowl
Welch, Minn.
a-Denotes amateur
s-Denotes super senior out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,670.
2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,645.
3, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,620.
4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,607.
5, Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla., 3,585.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,583.
7, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,546.
8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,517.
9, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,510.
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,474.
11, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,457.
12, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,456.
13, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,441.
14, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,426.
15, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,410.
16, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,373.
17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,342.
18, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,338.
19, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,329.
20, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,309.
21, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,306.
22, Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., 3,292.
23, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,288.
24, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,280.

Missed Cut:

25, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,260.
26, a-Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 3,241.
27, s-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,236, $700.
28, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,231.
29, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,229.
30, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,225.
31, a-Alan Harteneck, Red Wing, Minn., 3,202.
32, s-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,195, $700.
33, a-Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 3,192.
34, Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., 3,183.
35, s-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,180, $700.
36, a-John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 3,151.
37, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,150.
38, (tie) Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., and s-Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 3,144, $700.
40, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,140.
41, s-Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,123, $700.
42, a-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 3,117.
43, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,107.
44, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 3,105.
45, s-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,093, $700.
46, (tie) Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., and a-James Martin, Vero Beach, Fla., 3,077.
48, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,049.
49, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,039.
50, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,036.
51, Dan Schmerbach, St. Joseph, Mo., 3,031.
52, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,027.
53, a-Gilbert Kuchta, West Allis, Wis., 3,013.
54, Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 3,011.
55, Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 3,005.
56, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 2,994.
57, a-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,962.
58, a-Tom Havlish, Coon Rapids, Minn., 2,895.
59, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,854.
60, Don Birkentall, Omaha, Neb., 2,820.
61, a-Gary Ring, Woodbury, Minn., 2,804.
62, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,780.
63, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 2,768.
64, Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 2,750.
65, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,736.
66, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 2,732.
67, a-Dean Bruinsma, Clear Lake, S.D., 2,730.
68, a=Joe Kolodziejczak, Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada, 2,699.
69, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,489 (withdrew).

300 Games - Dave Axon

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PBA50 Treasure Island Casino & Resort, presented by Hammer - Qualifying Round Two

by John Weber August 12, 2014 00:17
PBA50 Tour
PBA50 Treasure Island Casino & Resort, presented by Hammer
Island Xtreme Bowl
Welch, MN

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Single Elimination Match Play Rounds Start at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday


Qualifying Round Two

Watch The Action Live On Xtra Frame!

After 16 Games
Updated  7:49 p.m. CT

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,670.
2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,645.
3, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,620.
4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 3,607.
5, Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla., 3,585.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,583.
7, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,546.
8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,517.
9, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,510.
10, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,474.
11, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,457.
12, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,456.
13, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,441.
14, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,426.
15, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,410.
16, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,373.
17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,342.
18, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,338.
19, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,329.
20, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,309.
21, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,306.
22, Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., 3,292.
23, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,288.
24, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,280.

MISSED CUT:

25, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,260.
26, Dana Wright  *, St. Paul, Minn., 3,241.
27, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,236, $700.
28, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,231.
29, Sam Lantto  *, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,229.
30, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,225.
31, Alan Harteneck  *, Red Wing, Minn., 3,202.
32, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,195, $700.
33, Bob Markiewicz  *, San Diego, 3,192.
34, Gary Livingston, Papillion, Neb., 3,183.
35, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,180, $700.
36, John Brockland  *, St. Charles, Mo., 3,151.
37, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,150.
38, (TIE) Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 
    Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 3,144, $700.
40, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,140.
41, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,123, $700.
42, Curtis Matlock  *, Cloquet, Minn., 3,117.
43, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,107.
44, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 3,105.
45, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,093, $700.
46, (TIE) Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 
    James Martin *, Vero Beach, Fla., 3,077.
48, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,049.
49, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,039.
50, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,036.
51, Dan Schmerbach, St. Joseph, Mo., 3,031.
52, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,027.
53, Gilbert Kuchta  *, West Allis, Wis., 3,013.
54, Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 3,011.
55, Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, CA, 3,005.
56, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 2,994.
57, Mike Schmid *, St. Paul, Minn., 2,962.
58, Tom Havlish  *, Coon Rapids, Minn., 2,895.
59, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,854.
60, Don Birkentall, Omaha, Neb., 2,820.
61, Gary Ring  *, Woodbury, Minn., 2,804.
62, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,780.
63, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 2,768.
64, Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 2,750.
65, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,736.
66, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 2,732.
67, Dean Bruinsma  *, Clear Lake, S.D., 2,730.
68, Joe Kolodziejczak  *, Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada, 2,699.
69, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,489 (WD).

300 Games - Dave Axon


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Jack Jurek Wins PBA50 South Shore Open for First PBA50 Tour Title

by Bill Vint August 7, 2014 13:50

HAMMOND, Ind. – Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., who has endured a series of bad breaks in his quest for his first PBA50 Tour title, made a breakthrough Thursday night when he struck on eight of his first nine shots to defeat PBA Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen of Clermont, Fla., 242-205, in the title match of the PBA50 South Shore Open at Olympia Lanes.

“It’s never an easy battle out here,” Jurek said. “I’ve won a couple of Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Awards because I’ve lost a lot of times in title matches and people think I’m a nice guy.”

Jurek, who had disappointing losses in Dayton, Ohio, a week earlier after losing a crushing loss to Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. earlier in the year in the USBC Senior Masters title match, came into the finale in Hammond with a fresh attitude, thanks in part to some advice he got from Pedersen, his traveling roommate.

“(Randy) and I talked a little after my debacle in Dayton and he gave me some thoughts about how he approaches things,” Jurek said. “It helped. I’ve got a lot of guys who have been trying to help. (PBA legend) Mark Roth has been telling me, stop being so nice. Go beat people, so tonight I just decided to go for it. I was a lot more aggressive than I have been.”

Against Pedersen, Jurek’s only major mistake was leaving a 2-4-8-10 split in the fourth frame, but otherwise he was nearly perfect.

“Jack was due,” Pedersen said. “He’s been bowling really well. After he left the 2-4-8-10 (in the fifth frame), I was wondering if the old Jack was going to show up or the new one, but he persevered.”

In the first semifinal round between a pair of PBA Hall of Famers, Pedersen defeated Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 267-226, putting a crimp in Weber’s hopes to overtake fellow PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke in the 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year race. That battle will be decided in the PBA50 Tour’s season finale in Welch, Minn., next week.

Duke, who leads the race with 56 points, failed to add to his total in Hammond when he was eliminated in the Round of 8. Weber picked up four points for finishing fourth to increase his total to 48 heading into Welch, Minn. Tom Baker of King, N.C., also remains in contention with 44 points. In the Player of the Year competition, 16 points will be awarded to the tournament winner, the runner-up gets eight points, third-place is worth four points and the fourth-place finisher earns two points.

In the second semifinal match, Jurek, a PBA50 Tour rookie and two-time PBA Tour title winner, used a string of nine strikes to defeat Canadian John Chapman, 267-206. For Chapman, who was trying for his first PBA50 title, it was his highest finish as a senior player.

The most dramatic match of the tournament came in the best-of-five-game Round of 16 when Chapman eliminated Duke, 3-2. After Duke jumped out to a 2-0 lead, Chapman rallied to win the last three games, 247-234, 231-224 and 248-247.

The PBA50 Tour concludes its 2014 season next week with the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. The season-finale gets underway with a special “Pete Weber Knock Down Pins for Cancer” event on Sunday, Aug. 10, followed by eight-game qualifying rounds Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. After 16 games, the top 32 players will advance to single-elimination match play competition beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Round of 8, followed by semifinal and championship rounds, begin at 5 p.m.

The Pete Weber fund-raising event and all rounds of the tournament will be carried live on Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA50 SOUTH SHORE OPEN PRESENTED BY DV8
Thursday’s final results
At Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind.

Championship:
Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. ($7,500) def. Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla. ($4,000), 242-205.

Semifinal Round (losers earned $2,500):
Pedersen def. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 267-226.
Jurek def. John Chapman, Canada, 267-206.

Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $1,600):
Jurek def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-0.
Weber def. Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 2-0.
Pedersen def. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2-1.
Chapman def. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2-1.

Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $1,300):
Weber def. Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-0.
Breeden def. Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3-1.
Pedersen def. Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3-2.
Bohn def. Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-1.
Jurek def. Rick Thomas, Willowbrook, Ill., 3-1.
Baker def. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., 3-2.
Williams def. Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-0.
Chapman def. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3-2.

Round of 24 (best of five games, losers eliminated and earned $1,100):
Goebel def. Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 3-1.
Breeden def. Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3-1.
Painter def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3-0.
Mohr def. Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 3-2.
Thomas def. Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3-0.
Baker def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-2.
Williams def. Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3-0.
Duke def. Lennie Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., 3-0.

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50th Anniversary Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Returns to Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis

by Bill Vint August 7, 2014 09:38

INDIANAPOLIS – Woodland Bowl, the host for some of the most memorable championships in Professional Bowlers Association history, will once again step into the spotlight early in 2015 when  the 50th anniversary PBA Tournament of Champions returns to the city where it was born.

The newly-renovated Woodland Bowl will host the milestone Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Wednesday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 15, when ESPN will televise the finals live at 1 p.m. ET. First prize will be $50,000. All qualifying and match play rounds will be covered live on PBA’s subscription-based online bowling channel, Xtra Frame.

Throughout its history, Woodland Bowl has hosted 30 PBA Tour events including four U.S. Opens, two PBA World Championships, two PBA Touring Players Championships and, most recently, the 2013 PBA Tournament of Champions which was won in historic fashion by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber.

Weber also won the 1991 U.S. Open and 1992 PBA Touring Players Championships at Woodland.

“I told (Woodland Bowl general manager) Jim Doty, what a great place to break Earl’s record,” Weber said, referring to the fact that he’s currently tied with PBA legend Earl Anthony with 10 PBA major titles. “I feel comfortable when I walk in the door because I know I’m going to bowl well.”

Weber will have opportunities to break the majors record in the PBA World Championship later this year in Las Vegas or the United States Bowling Congress Master the week prior to the Tournament of Champions, but if he doesn’t win either of those events, he’ll come to Indianapolis with a lot of confidence.

“When I heard the news that we’re going back to Woodland, I told myself I know I can win there. You always want to do something Earl hasn’t done, so winning my 11th major there would be really cool.”

Weber tied Anthony for most PBA majors when he defeated Australia’s Jason Belmonte, 224-179, to win the 2013 Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, becoming the oldest player ever to win at the TOC at age 50 and becoming the only player in PBA history to complete the PBA Triple Crown (TOC, U.S. Open and PBA World Championship) twice. Belmonte will return to Indianapolis as defending TOC champion after winning the 2014 title in Allen Park, Mich.

The return of the TOC to Indianapolis is significant because the tournament originated at Play Bowl in 1962 in Indianapolis and Indianapolis was the home to titled sponsor Barbasol when it was invented as the first commercial shaving cream in 1919.

“We’re very happy to continue our long-standing partnership with the PBA,” said Barbasol Director of Media Relations Dean Bring. “Barbasol has a rich legacy of sports sponsorship and to be aligned with the PBA’s signature event is a great fit for both of our organizations.”

Tournament of Champions week will begin with PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The PBA will announce additional details regarding the hall of fame soon.

A capacity field of 150 champions will begin competition on Wednesday, Feb. 11, with eight-game qualifying rounds at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Every PBA member in good standing who has ever won a PBA title – PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional or PBA Women’s Series – will be eligible to participate.

After a third qualifying round Thursday morning, the top 24 players will advance to eight-game round-robin match play rounds Thursday and Friday to determine the five stepladder finalists.

Saturday’s schedule will feature three pro-am squads for Indianapolis area grassroots men, women, youth and senior league bowlers.

In addition to live coverage of the finals on ESPN, the Tournament of Champions will be seen around the world on Xtra Frame from the start of qualifying through match play, plus pre- and post-finals special shows. Xtra Frame subscriptions are available for $64.99 for a full year or $7.99 for one month. To subscribe, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

BARBASOL PBA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern)

Tuesday, Feb. 10
1 p.m. – Official practice session
6 p.m. – PBA Hall of Fame ceremonies and dinner

Wednesday, Feb. 11
10 a.m. – 8 games qualifying, all players
5 p.m. – 8 games qualifying, all players

Thursday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. – 8 games qualifying, all players
  Top 24 after 24 games advance to round-robin match play
5 p.m. – Top 24, 8 games round-robin match play

Friday, Feb. 13
10 a.m. – Top 24, 8 games round-robin match play
5 p.m. – Top 24, 8 games round-robin match play
  Top five after 48 games advance to stepladder finals

Saturday, Feb. 14
9:30 a.m., 3:30 and 6 p.m. – Pro-Am squads

Sunday, Feb. 15
1 p.m. – Top five, ESPN stepladder finals (live)

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