WSOB Notebook II: Chinese Bowlers Make Historic Debut at World Series

by Bill Vint October 29, 2014 06:05

A group of six bowlers from mainland China made history this week as the first players from their country ever to bowl in professional competition. The six players – ranging in ages from 30 to 54 – earned the right to enter the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI by recording averages of 200-plus in a “PBA Pioneer League” program initiated by Frank Zhao, owner of Longmarch Bowling in Shanghai.

The Chinese aren’t competitive, yet, but their appearance at WSOB VI may be a preview of the significant impact China may have on the world of bowling in the years ahead. The term “pioneer” applied to the league program wasn’t accidental and the six bowlers who are part of it understand they may be part of a very big future for bowling in China. Elevating bowling’s popularity in Frank Zhao’s mission, and he has a potential market of 1.4 billion people in China to work with.

The state of bowling in China is closer to 1960s standards than today’s, Zhao said. The Chinese are decades behind in bowling technology, from lane beds to bowling balls and everything in between. But this group of six, he hopes, is the beginning of a trend to bring China into the modern bowling world. That’s why he brought PBA superstar Walter Ray Williams Jr. to China in 2012, and why he worked with PBA Commissioner Tom Clark to create the league program to qualify his “PBA pioneers.”

Only two of the Chinese players – 54-year-old Ding Tianbao and 52-year-old Qin Ziaogang – had ever been to the United States before (both entered the World Tenpin Bowling Association Senior Championships at Red Rock in Las Vegas in 2013). Lin Jianfeng, 49; Liu Shenyuan, 33; Li Weijun, 46, and Zhu Tao, 30, made their first trips to America. All six noted they are greatly impressed with the bowling technology they’ve witnessed, because back home, they are bowling on lanes conditioned with old wick/roller equipment with ancient bowling balls. They can’t compete, and they know it, but even worse, it’s hard to learn in the environment they currently have available.

Liu and Li are big Walter Ray fans. Lin and Qin admire Parker Bohn III. Zhu and Ding favor Norm Duke, while Ding quickly added Pete Weber to his list. Bowling alongside the greatest names in the sport has been a thrill, and it inspired Zhu to note, “We also need idols, heroes. We can buy machines. The problems we can sort out with money aren’t a problem, but we don’t have any heroes…like (former NBA star) Yao Ming. Everyone in China watched Yao.

“We don’t have heroes to encourage young people to start bowling. It’s a very attractive sport. It’s easy to play, but it’s very hard to get addicted. We need idols to make people fall in love with bowling and if we do that, it’ll be very popular in China.”

The six players, along with Zhao, are doing their best to create awareness. They are flooding Chinese bowling fans with Facebook posts and photos, and Twitter feeds, and more.

As enthusiasm builds, Zhao is the businessman who hopes to make that happen the rest of it happen.

“There is a lot of work to do,” he said, “but we have 1.4 billion people in China, and a growing middle class. The middle class will need many forms of sport and entertainment to have a better quality of life. Bowling is perfect for several reasons. Bowling is a combination of sport and leisure, but it’s a sport first and then you have a level to make it fun. But without sport, it won’t grow.”

That’s why the Chinese Pioneers came to Las Vegas. To learn the sport. And for the record, they never contended for a PBA title, but none of them finished last.

PBA.COM, XTRA FRAME VIEWERSHIP CONTINUES TO CLIMB
Heading into GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, Xtra Frame’s subscription base continued to climb, breaking the 6,000 barrier in paid viewership for the first time…and nearly doubling the audience that watched WSOB II in 2010. A combination of XF Season Ticket (full year) holders and monthly subscribers hit 6,046 on Sunday, a 12.7 percent increase over the same day a year earlier.

Traffic on PBA.com, the PBA’s official website, also was significant. Through the first three days of World Series competition, more than 66,000 unique visitors had viewed just over 903,000 pages on PBA.com, primarily checking out the website’s live scoring feature. The cities with the highest visitor rate to PBA.com were, in order: Chicago, Houston, New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.

Over the past 12 months, PBA.com has recorded more than 2.5 million unique visitors and in excess of 20 million page views.

NEXT UP: PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PLAY ROUND ROBIN
GEICO PBA WSOB VI competition continues Wednesday and Thursday with three eight-game round-robin match play rounds. Wednesday’s rounds begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time. Thursday’s final eight match games will begin at 2 p.m. The 24 match games, including bonus pins, will be combined with 28-game qualifying totals from the four animal pattern events to produce 52-game pinfall totals.

The top five players after 52 game will punch their tickets for return trips to the new South Point Bowling Plaza for the live ESPN finals of the World Championship on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. ET.

2015 PBA LEAGUE DRAFT SET FOR FRIDAY
The player draft for the 2015 PBA League will be webcast live on Xtra Frame Friday at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) from South Point in Las Vegas. The eight PBA League managers will each select five players for the Elias Cup team competition that will be conducted over two days for delayed telecast on ESPN on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.

Team managers will be: Mark Baker (defending Elias Cup champion Silver Lake Atom Splitters), Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (GEICO New York City WTT KingPins), Johnny Petraglia (Brooklyn STyLES), Norm Duke (Dallas Strikers), Tim Mack (Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits), Jason Couch (Philadelphia Hitmen), Andrew Cain (L.A. X) and Del Ballard Jr. (Barbasol Motown Muscle).

For the draft, eligible players will be ranked based upon their position on a competition points list between World Series V and the Oklahoma Summer Swing held earlier in the year. The first player elected by each team must be taken from the group of players ranking 1-10 on the points list. The second player drafted will come from the group ranked 11-20 in points, plus any undrafted players from group one. The third player drafted will come from those ranked 21-30 in points. The fourth player will come from those ranked 31-40 in points, and the fifth player will come from the players ranked 41-50 and previous team members not among the points leaders. Players undrafted in each round will be eligible in the following round, expanding the pool of players as each round continues. The draft exception will be Dallas player-manager Norm Duke, who finished 39th on the points list and will draft himself in the fourth round.

13 WOMEN IN THE WORLD SERIES FIELD
WSOB VI includes a field of 13 women, including eight qualifiers from the new PBA Women’s Regional program and five who entered the event independently. The Women’s Regional qualifiers include Kristina Wendell (East Region); Christina Hardee (South); Liz Johnson (Central); Amanda Greene (Midwest); Clara Guerrero (Southwest), Missy Parkin (West), Lindsay Boomershine (Northwest) and Yuka Tsuchiya (Japan).

Women who entered independently are 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J.; Yumi Oyobe, Japan; Natalia Rico, Colombia; Colombia’s Maria Rodriquez, Pflugerville, Texas; and Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova, Henderson, Nev.

It’s a pretty prominent group of women bowlers. Johnson qualified fourth for the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game TV finals, which will make her the first woman ever to appear in a PBA Tour nationally-televised event twice. Kulick and Guerrero (2013 Cheetah Championship) also have bowled in PBA Tour national telecasts. Those three along with Parkin and Tsuchiya own PBA Regional titles. Rodriguez and Zavjalova are 2014 and 2013 USBC Queens champions, respectively.

Also, Guerrero and Parkin finished one-two in the PBA Women’s Regional qualifying event and will face each other in the PBA Challenge finals on Sunday. The telecast will air on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. ET. And Kulick, Johnson and Sweden’s Sandra Andersson, who didn’t compete in the World Series, will bowl for the World Bowling Tour Women’s Finals title on Sunday. The WBT Finals, presented by PBA, will air on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

QUICK NOTES
● During Friday’s official practice session leading into the World Series, the PBA truck staff drilled just over 280 new bowling balls for the 240-player field. Through the first three days of “animal pattern” competition, that figure grew to 800 new balls drilled by the PBA staff.

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Haugen Earns Top Berth in Scorpion Championship; Barrett Paces PBA World Championship Field

by Bill Vint October 28, 2014 18:07

LAS VEGAS – Three-time Professional Bowlers Association titlist Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix jumped from sixth to first in the final game Tuesday night to capture the top berth in the PBA Scorpion Championship in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling Tuesday at South Point Bowling Center.

Haugen, who entered the final qualifying round in 13th place, fired games of 203, 255, 223, 234, 226, 216 and 247 to finish the Scorpion event with a 14-game total of 3,213 pins and a four-pin lead over Scott Newell of Daytona, Florida. Sweden’s Martin Larsen qualified third with 3,206 pins and Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, qualified fourth at 3,205 – one pin ahead of Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina and four pins ahead of first-round leader B.J. Moore III of Apex, North Carolina.

Newell and Hess have each won one PBA Tour title. Larsen will be trying for his first when the finals are conducted Saturday in the new South Point Bowling Plaza. The finals will air on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. ET.

“That was a little too exciting, but I don’t do anything the easy way,” Haugen said. “I was losing my ball reaction a bit. I drilled a new ball for the night round, but it was slipping away. I knew I had to either make better shots or change balls, so I changed balls again and went with it.”

Haugen said an open frame in the seventh almost ended his hopes, “but I threw the last five strikes and the other guys waited for me. Go figure.”

The first round of the Scorpion Championship earlier Tuesday was the fourth and final qualifying event to determine the 24 match play finalists for the PBA World Championship. The match play finals include eight-game rounds Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. England’s Dom Barrett was top qualifier for the World Championship with a 6,430 pinfall total, three pins ahead of Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana, and 14 ahead of Moore. Bryon Smith of Roseburg, Oregon, captured the 24th spot by two pins over Newell.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the animal pattern events and PBA World Championship will be covered live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame Season Ticket link.

PBA SCORPION CHAMPIONSHIP
South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday

FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS (after 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals Saturday, Nov. 1)
1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,213.
2, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,209.
3, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,206.
4, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,205.
5, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,204, $4,000.
6, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3,201, $3,500.
7, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,198, $3,000.
8, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 3,192, $2,500.
9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,170, $2,200.
10, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,168, $2,000.
11, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 3,156, $1,800.
12, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,150, $1,700.
13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,131, $1,650.
14, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,124, $1,600.
15, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,119, $1,550.
16, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,092, $1,500.
17, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,067, $1,450.
18, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 3,011, $1,400.
19, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 3,010, $1,350.
20, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 2,996, $1,300.
21, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2,994, $1,275.
22, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,962, $1,250.
23, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 2,947, $1,225.
24, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 2,916, $1,200.

Other Cashers (after 7 games):
25, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,560, $800.
26, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,558, $770.
27, Dom Barrett, England, 1,555, $750.
28, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,554, $740.
29, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,552, $730.
30, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,545, $720.
31, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,544, $710.
32, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,542, $700.

300 Game: Manuel Otalora.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS

(Top 24 after 28 combined games in Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships advance to PBA World Championship round-robin match play Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. PT)

1, Dom Barrett, England, 6,430.
2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,427.
3, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 6,416.
4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,401.
5, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,380.
6, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,365.
7, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 6,347.
8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,336.
9, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,333.
10, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 6,330.
11, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 6,327.
12, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,314.
13, Stuart Williams, England, 6,308.
14, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,290.
15, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,272.
16, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 6,255.
17, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 6,251.
18, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 6,250.
19, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 6,247.
20, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,241.
21, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 6,232.
22, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,229.
23, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6,219.
24, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 6,212.
Other Cashers (after 28 games):

25, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 6,210, $2,400.
26, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,201, $2,350.
27, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,190, $2,300.
28, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 6,189, $2,250.
29, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,182, $2,200.
30, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 6,181, $2,150.
31, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6,176, $2,100.
32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,175, $2,050.
33, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 6,166, $2,000.
34, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,165, $1,950.
35, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 6,160, $2,000.
36, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 6,159, $1,850.
37, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,147, $1,800.
38, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,138, $1,750.
39, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,134, $1,700.
40 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,131, $1,625.
42 (tie), Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., and David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 6,130, $1,545.
44 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,129, $1,485.
46, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 6,118, $1,440.
47, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,117, $1,510.
48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,116, $1,390.
49 (tie), Andres Gomez, Colombia, and D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6,115, $1,360.
51, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,103, $1,330.
52, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 6,102, $1,310.
53 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,088, $1,280.
55, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 6,085, $1,250.
56, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 6,082, $1,230.
57, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 6,076, $1,210.
58, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 6,068, $1,190.
59, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,062, $1,170.
60 (tie), Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 6,059, $575.

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North Carolina’s Moore Back on Top as Scorpion Leader; Barrett Tops World Championship Qualifiers

by Bill Vint October 28, 2014 08:34

LAS VEGAS – B.J. Moore III of Apex, North Carolina, was back on top of the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling Tuesday at South Point Bowling Center as the first round leader in the PBA Scorpion Championship, but this time he is hoping for a better long-term outcome in Tuesday night’s final qualifying session.

Moore, 26, had never finished higher than 26th place in his six previous PBA Tour appearances before he led the Viper Championship after one round on Sunday, but he couldn’t hold on during the evening round. He finished sixth and missed making his first television show by 11 pins.

Tuesday, he rolled games of 258, 226, 280, 239, 246, 224 and 211, averaging 241 for a seven-game 1,687 total and a 16-pin lead over another non-title winner, John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, New York. Both will be among the 24 players who will bowl a second seven-game qualifying round Tuesday night to determine the four Scorpion TV finalists.

The first round of the Scorpion Championship also was the final animal pattern qualifying event to determine the 24 match play finalists for the PBA World Championship. Moore’s strong performance Tuesday assured him a spot in the World Championship match play finals which will include eight-game rounds Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. England’s Dom Barrett was top qualifier for the World Championship with a 6,430 pinfall total, three pins ahead of Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana, and 14 ahead of Moore. Bryon Smith of Roseburg, Oregon, captured the 24th spot by two pins over Scott Newell of Daytona, Florida.

“I missed the Viper TV show by 11 pins and I kept replaying that in my mind yesterday (in the Chameleon Championship). I wasn’t there mentally, but it was a re-group day and today I came back re-freshed,” Moore said. “I had a talk with my coach about what to expect and how to attack the lane conditions, and I stuck to my plan. I didn’t want to over-think anything. I just shut down my brain and threw one shot at a time.

“In the Viper second round, I’d never been in the position to make a TV show before and I’m not happy with what happened, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I kind of worked myself up last time, so tonight I’m just going to shut my brain down and bowl.”

All qualifying and match play rounds of the animal pattern events and PBA World Championship will be covered live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame Season Ticket link.

PBA SCORPION CHAMPIONSHIP
South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday

FIRST ROUND STANDINGS (after 7 games; top 24 advanced to second round Tuesday night)
1, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,687.
2, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,671.
3, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,641.
4, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,634.
5 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa; Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,631.
8, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,623.
9, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,622.
10, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,614.
11, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,613.
12, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,611.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,609.
14, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,602.
15, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,600.
16, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 1,598.
17, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,594.
18, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,587.
19, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,584.
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,580.
21, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,576.
22, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,573.
23, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,571.
24, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,568.

Other Cashers (after 7 games):
25, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,560, $800.
26, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,558, $770.
27, Dom Barrett, England, 1,555, $750.
28, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,554, $740.
29, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,552, $730.
30, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,545, $720.
31, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,544, $710.
32, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,542, $700.

Failed to Cash:
33, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,537.
34 (tie), Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., and Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 1,536.
36 (tie), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,535.
38, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 1,534.
39, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,532.
40 (tie), Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,531.
42 (tie), Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill.; Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, and Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,524.
45 (tie), Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev.; Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., and Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,523.
48 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,521.
50, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,518.
51, Stuart Williams, England, 1,516.
52, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 1,515.
53, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,514.
54, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 1,512.
55, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,510.
56, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,505.
57, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,504.
58 (tie), Osku Palermaa, Finland; Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, and Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,502.
61, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,501.
62 (tie), Shuichi Heki, Japan; Daniel Fransson, Sweden, and Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,497.
65 (tie), Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,491.
67 (tie), John Furey, Freehold, N.J., and Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,490.
69 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,489.
71, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,488.
72 (tie), Joachim Karlsson, Sweden; Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,485.
75, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,484.
76 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich.; Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,483.
79 (tie), Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., and Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,480.
81, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,479.
82, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,478.
83, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,477.
84 (tie), Tom Baker, King, N.C., and Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,473.
86 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,472.
88, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,471.
89, Richie Teece, England, 1,470.
90, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,468.
91, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,467.
92, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,465.
93 (tie), Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash.; Mats Maggi, Belgium, and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,463.
96 (tie), Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., and Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,462.
98 (tie), Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 1,461.
100 (tie), Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,460.
102, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,456.
103, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,452.
104, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 1,451.
105, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,450.
106, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,448.
107, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,447.
108, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,446.
109 (tie), Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas; Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., and Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1,445.
112 (tie), Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,443.
114, Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,438.
115, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 1,436.
116 (tie), Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz.; Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J.; Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,435.
120, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,434.
121, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,433.
122, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,431.
123, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,430.
124 (tie), John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,429.
126 (tie), Paul Moor, England, and Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,428.
128 (tie), Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., and Robert Townsend, Australia, 1,427.
130, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,426.
131, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,423.
132, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 1,422.
133 (tie), Natalia Rico, Colombia, and Yuya Kato, Japan, 1,421.
135, Rodolfo Monacelli R, Venezuela, 1,420.
136, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,418.
137 (tie), Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, and Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1,417.
139, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 1,416.
140 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,415.
142 (tie), Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., and Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,414.
144, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,412.
145, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 1,409.
146, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,407.
147, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 1,405.
148 (tie), Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., and Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 1,404.
150 (tie), Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, and Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,402.
152 (tie), Harvey Ramos, Colombia, and Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 1,401.
154, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,400.
155, Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 1,396.
156, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,394.
157, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,392.
158, Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,389.
159, Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 1,388.
160 (tie), Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., and Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,386.
162, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,382.
163, James McCleland, Venice, Fla., 1,375.
164 (tie), Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, and Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,373.
166, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,368.
167, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,365.
168, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,364.
169, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,363.
170, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,361.
171, Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 1,358.
172, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1,357.
173, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 1,356.
174, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,353.
175 (tie), Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, and Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,352.
177, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,350.
178, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 1,348.
179, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,342.
180, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,341.
181, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1,340.
182, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,338.
183, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,335.
184, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,334.
185, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,330.
186, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,329.
187, Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,327.
188, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,320.
189, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,317.
190, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,314.
191, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,313.
192, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,311.
193 (tie), Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, and Stephen Carter, Australia, 1,308.
195 (tie), Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla.; Qin Xiaogang, China; Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., and Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 1,304.
199, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,302.
200, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., 1,301.
201, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,300.
202, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,298.
203, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,291.
204, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 1,290.
205, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,287.
206, Chris Watson, Australia, 1,282.
207, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,281.
208, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,273.
209, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,262.
210, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,260.
211, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,257.
212, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,251.
213, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,249.
214, Lin Jianfeng, China, 1,247.
215, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,241.
216, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,239.
217 (tie), Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., and Ding Tianbao, China, 1,238.
219, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,235.
220, Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,224.
221, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,210.
222, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,207.
223, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,201.
224, Li Weijun, China, 1,197.
225, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,182.
226, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,169.
227, Zhu Tao, China, 1,162.
228, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,144.
229, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,142.
230, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,133.
231, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,125.
232, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,113.
233, Rob Johnson, Canada, 1,112.
234, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,083.
235, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., withdrew.
236, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., withdrew.

300 Games: Manuel Otalora.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS

(Top 24 after 28 combined games in Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships advance to PBA World Championship round-robin match play Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. PT)
1, Dom Barrett, England, 6,430.
2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,427.
3, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 6,416.
4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,401.
5, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,380.
6, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,365.
7, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 6,347.
8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,336.
9, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,333.
10, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 6,330.
11, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 6,327.
12, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,314.
13, Stuart Williams, England, 6,308.
14, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,290.
15, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,272.
16, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 6,255.
17, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 6,251.
18, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 6,250.
19, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 6,247.
20, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,241.
21, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 6,232.
22, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,229.
23, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6,219.
24, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 6,212.

Other Cashers (after 28 games):
25, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 6,210, $2,400.
26, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,201, $2,350.
27, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,190, $2,300.
28, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 6,189, $2,250.
29, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,182, $2,200.
30, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 6,181, $2,150.
31, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6,176, $2,100.
32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,175, $2,050.
33, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 6,166, $2,000.
34, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,165, $1,950.
35, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 6,160, $2,000.
36, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 6,159, $1,850.
37, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,147, $1,800.
38, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,138, $1,750.
39, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,134, $1,700.
40 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,131, $1,625.
42 (tie), Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., and David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 6,130, $1,545.
44 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,129, $1,485.
46, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 6,118, $1,440.
47, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,117, $1,510.
48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,116, $1,390.
49 (tie), Andres Gomez, Colombia, and D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6,115, $1,360.
51, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,103, $1,330.
52, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 6,102, $1,310.
53 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,088, $1,280.
55, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 6,085, $1,250.
56, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 6,082, $1,230.
57, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 6,076, $1,210.
58, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 6,068, $1,190.
59, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,062, $1,170.
60 (tie), Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 6,059, $575.

Failed to Cash:
62, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 6,057.
63, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 6,055.
64, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 6,054.
65 (tie), Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas; Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., and Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 6,051.
68, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,050.
69 (tie), Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Perttu Jussila, Finland, 6,047.
71, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6,040.
72, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 6,036.
73, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,034.
74, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6,032.
75, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 6,027.
76, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 6,024.
77, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 6,015.
78, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5,998.
79, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 5,994.
80, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 5,991.
81, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5,990.
82, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5,973.
83, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 5,972.
84, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 5,962.
85, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 5,957.
86, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 5,951.
87, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 5,949.
88, Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 5,947.
89, Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, 5,940.
90, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 5,931.
91, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 5,930.
92, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 5,923.
93, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 5,922.
94, Richie Teece, England, 5,916.
95, Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., 5,913.
96, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 5,906.
97 (tie), Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., and Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 5,905.
99, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 5,904.
100, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 5,900.
101, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 5,877.
102, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 5,876.
103, Yuya Kato, Japan, 5,873.
104, Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 5,872.
105, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 5,871.
106, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 5,868.
107, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 5,865.
108, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 5,864.
109, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 5,863.
110, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 5,862.
111, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 5,854.
112, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 5,848.
113, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 5,846.
114, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 5,840.
115, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 5,838.
116, Mats Maggi, Belgium, 5,837.
117, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,829.
118, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 5,827.
119, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 5,818.
120 (tie), PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., and Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 5,817.
122, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 5,816.
123, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 5,808.
124, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5,807.
125, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 5,805.
126, Richard Leon, Venezuela, 5,803.
127, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 5,797.
128, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 5,792.
129, David Maycock, Bermuda, 5,787.
130, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 5,782.
131, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 5,776.
132 (tie), Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., and Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 5,774.
134, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 5,769.
135, Paul Moor, England, 5,768.
136, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 5,767.
137, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 5,766.
138, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 5,761.
139 (tie), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,758.
141, Harvey Ramos, Colombia, 5,757.
142, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 5,741.
143, Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 5,711.
144, Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 5,705.
145, Robert Townsend, Australia, 5,702.
146, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 5,689.
147, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 5,685.
148, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 5,680.
149, Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 5,675.
150, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 5,672.
151, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,671.
152, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 5,666.
153, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,659.
154, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 5,658.
155, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 5,653.
156, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 5,651.
157, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 5,647.
158 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 5,642.
160, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 5,636.
161 (tie), James McCleland, Venice, Fla., and Pat Nolan, Japan, 5,634.
163, Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 5,632.
164, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 5,631.
165, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 5,630.
166, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 5,625.
167, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 5,621.
168, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 5,615.
169, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 5,610.
170, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 5,606.
171, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 5,599.
172, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 5,592.
173, Chris Watson, Australia, 5,588.
174, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 5,575.
175, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla, 5,571.
176, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 5,551.
177, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 5,544.
178, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5,536.
179, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 5,527.
180, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 5,523.
181, Matt Watson, Australia, 5,514.
182, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 5,513.
183, Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 5,511.
184, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 5,507.
185, Robert Lee, Japan, 5,493.
186, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 5,490.
187, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 5,482.
188, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 5,478.
189, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 5,470.
190, Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 5,434.
191, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 5,429.
192, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 5,415.
193, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 5,405.
194 (tie), Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, and Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 5,399.
196, Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 5,396.
197, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 5,384.
198, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 5,329.
199, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 5,322.
200 (tie), Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., and Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 5,317.
202, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 5,312.
203, Stephen Carter, Australia, 5,310.
204, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 5,303.
205, Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 5,299.
206 (tie), Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, and Lin Jianfeng, China, 5,294.
208, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 5,290.
209, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 5,279.
210, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 5,245.
211, Qin Xiaogang, China, 5,219.
212, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 5,210.
213, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 5,207.
214, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 5,192.
215, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 5,177.
216, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 5,171.
217, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 5,135.
218, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 5,114.
219, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 5,063.
220, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 5,022.
221, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 5,007.
222, Ding Tianbao, China, 5,003.
223, Liu Shenyuan, China, 4,994.
224, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,970.
225, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 4,938.
226, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 4,899.
227, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 4,895.
228, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 4,879.
229, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 4,869.
230 (tie), Zhu Tao, China, and Rob Johnson, Canada, 4,840.
232, Li Weijun, China, 4,707.
233, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 4,609.
234, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 4,435.
235, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 4,045.
236, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 4,006.
237, Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., 2,726.
238, Matt Miller, England, 2,661.
239, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,079.
240, Andres Molinary, Venezuela, 1,261.

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D.J. Archer Fights Through Emotional Evening, Wins Top Berth for PBA Chameleon Championship Telecast

by Bill Vint October 27, 2014 17:55

LAS VEGAS – D.J. Archer of Friendswood, Texas, stumbled out of the gate, but righted himself quickly to take charge of the PBA Chameleon Championship, the third of four animal pattern events in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, Monday at South Point Bowling Center.

Archer, a 34-year-old, 12-year veteran who is still trying for his first PBA Tour title, fought through the emotional memories of his mother’s death in September on his way to the top qualifying position in the Chameleon Championship. After rolling a 175 game to start the day, he rebounded immediately with a 275 and scored at a blistering 242.29 pace in the morning round. He only managed to take a nine-pin lead over Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana, into Monday night’s final qualifying round, but closed with games of 240 and 235 to retain his top position by 35 pins over Russell.

Archer won the day with a 14-game total of 3,202 pins. Russell was second with 3,167 pins. Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, qualified third with 3,158 pins and J.R. Raymond, who will make his television debut in the Chameleon Championship finals on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the new South Point Bowling Plaza, qualified fourth with 3,142 pins.

“What’s crazy is that in practice this morning, I threw about 20 strikes in a row. Normally when that happens, the first game is always bad and I don’t know why,” Archer said. “I said to myself, ‘this isn’t good,’ but after that, it was just like it never happened and I bowled real well. I bowled 275 the second game and I just matched up with the right ball all day. When you get those things on the right page, you can throw a lot of strikes in this facility.”

The Chameleon Championship was the third of four qualifying events that will determine the 24-player field for the PBA World Championship match play competition Wednesday and Thursday.

Russell leads Dom Barrett of England in PBA World Championship qualifying by 29 pins with a 21-game total of 4,904 pins heading into Tuesday’s Scorpion Championship, the final World Championship qualifying event. Barrett, who led World Champion qualifying a year ago on his way to winning that event for his first PBA major title, was another 34 pin ahead over Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill. Scorpion qualifying rounds will take place at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. PT.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the animal pattern events and PBA World Championship will be covered live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame Season Ticket link.

PBA CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP

South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Monday

FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS (after 14 games; top four advance to ESPN finals on Nov. 1)

1, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 3,202.
2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,167.
3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,158, $100.
4, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 3,146.
5, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3,142, $4,000.
6 (tie), Stuart Williams, England, and Dom Barrett, England, 3,135, $3,250.
8, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,128, $2,500.
9, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 3,124, $2,200.
10, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,063, $2,000.
11, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,062, $1,800.
12, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,042, $1,700.
13, Richie Teece, England, 3,031, $1,650.
14, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 3,026, $1,600.
15, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 3,003, $1,550.
16, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 3,001, $1,500.
17, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,000, $1,450.
18, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,975, $1,400.
19, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 2,973, $1,350.
20, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,970, $1,300.
21, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,969, $1,275.
22, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,961, $1,250.
23, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,906, $1,225.
24, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 2,883, $1,200.

Other Cashers (after 7 games):
25 (tie), Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,548, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,548, $785.
27, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,547, $750.
28, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,546, $740.
29, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,543, $730.
30, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,541, $720.
31, Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 1,535, $710.
32 (tie), Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,534, and Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,534, $350.

300 Games: Sean Rash, Mike Keily.

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D.J. Archer Overcomes Slow Start to Take Chameleon Lead; Ronnie Russell Paces World Championship

by Bill Vint October 27, 2014 08:08

LAS VEGAS – D.J. Archer of Friendswood, Texas, stumbled out of the gate, but righted himself quickly to charge into the first round lead in the PBA Chameleon Open, the third of four animal pattern events in GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, Monday at South Point Bowling Center.

Archer, a 34-year-old, 12-year veteran who is still trying for his first PBA Tour title, rolled a 175 opening game, but rebounded quickly with a 275 followed by 264, 255, 234, 258 and 235 for a 1,696 seven-game total and a nine-pin lead over Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana. The top 24 advanced to a second seven-game qualifying round Monday night to decide the four players who will bowl for the Chameleon Championship title on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the new South Point Bowling Plaza.

“What’s crazy is that in practice, I threw about 20 strikes in a row, but normally when that happens, the first game is always bad and I don’t know why,” Archer said. “I said to myself, ‘this isn’t good,’ but after that, it was just like it never happened and I bowled real well. I bowled 275 the second game and I just matched up with the right ball all day. When you get those things on the right page, you can throw a lot of strikes in this facility.”

The Chameleon Championship was the third of four qualifying events that will determine the 24-player field for the PBA World Championship match play competition Wednesday and Thursday. The seven-game qualifying rounds in the Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Tuesday’s Scorpion Championships will be combined to determine the World Championship finalists.

Russell nipped Dom Barrett of England for the PBA World Championship qualifying lead by 29 pins with a 21-game total of 4,904 pins. Barrett, who led World Champion qualifying a year ago on his way to winning that event for his first PBA major title, was another 34 pin ahead over Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill.

World Series competition continues Tuesday with seven-game qualifying squads in the Scorpion Championship at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

All qualifying and match play rounds of the animal pattern events and PBA World Championship will be covered live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame Season Ticket link.

PBA CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP
South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Monday

FIRST ROUND STANDINGS (after 7 games; top 24 advance to second round Monday night; top four after 14 games advance to ESPN finals on Nov. 1)
1, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,696.
2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,687.
3, Dom Barrett, England, 1,674.
4, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,665.
5, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,643.
6 (tie), Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., and Stuart Williams, England, 1,640.
8, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,628.
9, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,617.
10, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,607.
11 (tie), Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,605.
13, Richie Teece, England, 1,589.
14, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,581.
15, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,573.
16, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,569.
17, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,565.
18, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,563.
19 (tie), Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., and Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1,561.
21 (tie), Perttu Jussila, Finland, and Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,559.
23, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,558.
24, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,557.

Other Cashers (after 7 games):
25 (tie), Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,548, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,548, $785.
27, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,547, $750.
28, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,546, $740.
29, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,543, $730.
30, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,541, $720.
31, Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 1,535, $710.
32 (tie), Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,534, and Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,534, $350.

Failed to Cash:
34, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,532.
35, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,529.
36, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,526.
37, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,525.
38 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, and Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,524.
40, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 1,521.
41, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,519.
42 (tie), Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,517.
44, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,516.
45 (tie), Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 1,515.
47, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,514.
48 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 1,513.
50, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,511.
51 (tie), Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., and Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,509.
53, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 1,507.
54, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,506.
55, Harvey Ramos, Colombia, 1,505.
56, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,501.
57, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 1,499.
58, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,498.
59, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,494.
60, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,493.
61 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,492.
63, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,489.
64, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,488.
65, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,487.
66, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,486.
67, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,485.
68, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,484.
69, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,482.
70, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,481.
71 (tie), Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., and John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,480.
73, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,479.
74, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 1,474.
75, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,473.
76, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,471.
77, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,470.
78 (tie), Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,467.
81 (tie), Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., and Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,466.
83, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,464.
84, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,463.
85, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,462.
86, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,461.
87 (tie), Mario Lemos, Ecuador, and Robert Townsend, Australia, 1,460.
89, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,459.
90, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,458.
91, Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 1,457.
92, Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., 1,457.
93 (tie), David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., and Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,456.
95, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,454.
96 (tie), Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., and Paul Moor, England, 1,453.
98, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,450.
99 (tie), Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J.,  Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, and Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,449.
104 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,446.
106, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,445.
107, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,444.
108, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 1,443.
109, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,442.
110, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,440.
111, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,439.
112 (tie), Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., and Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,438.
114, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,435.
115, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,434.
116 (tie), Rickai Binns, Bermuda, and Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 1,432.
118, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,429.
119, Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,428.
120 (tie), Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,426.
123, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,425.
124, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,424.
125, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,423.
126, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,422.
127, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 1,421.
128, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,418.
129 (tie), Manuel Otalora, Colombia, and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,417.
131, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,416.
132 (tie), John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and  Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,413.
134 (tie), Martin Paulsson, Sweden, and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,410.
136 (tie), Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., and Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,408.
138, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,407.
139, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,406.
140, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,405.
141, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla, 1,403.
142 (tie), Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., and John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,399.
144, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 1,398.
145, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,396.
146 (tie), Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Chris Watson, Australia, 1,394.
148, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,393.
149, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,392.
150, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,391.
151, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,388.
152, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,385.
153, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,382.
154 (tie), Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,380.
156 (tie), James McCleland, Venice, Fla., and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,378.
158, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,374.
159, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 1,371.
160, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1,369.
161, Mats Maggi, Belgium, 1,368.
162 (tie), Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,366.
164, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,365.
165 (tie), Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., and Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,362.
167, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,361.
168, Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 1,360.
169, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,356.
170, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,355.
171, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,352.
172, Yuya Kato, Japan, 1,351.
173, Lin Jianfeng, China, 1,346.
174 (tie), Brian Gunn, Chicago, and Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,338.
176, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 1,336.
177, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,333.
178 (tie), Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,330, and Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,330.
180 (tie), John Burkett, Southlake, Texas; Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, and Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 1,329.
183, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 1,327.
184 (tie), David Maycock, Bermuda, and Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1,322.
186, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,320.
187, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,319.
188, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,317.
189 (tie), Stephen Carter, Australia, and Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 1,314.
191, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,312.
192, David Williams, Omaha, Neb., 1,311.
193 (tie), Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, and Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 1,310.
195, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,309.
196, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,304.
197 (tie), Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., and Qin Xiaogang, China, 1,303.
199, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,295.
200 (tie), Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,292.
202, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,289.
203, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,288.
204, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,283.
205 (tie), Manuel Mrosek, Germany, and Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,282.
207, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,281.
208 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,280.
210, Rob Johnson, Canada, 1,271.
211, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,264.
212, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 1,259.
213, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,258.
214, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,255.
215, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,249.
216, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,246.
217, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,243.
218, Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,240.
219, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,239.
220, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,237.
221, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., 1,231.
222, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,228.
223, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,227.
224, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,224.
225, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,222.
226, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,220.
227, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,215.
228, Zhu Tao, China, 1,203.
229, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,198.
230, Ding Tianbao, China, 1,184.
231, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,180.
232, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,158.
233, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,148.
234, Li Weijun, China, 1,123.
235, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,118.
236, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,025.
237, Matt Miller, England, withdrew.
238, Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., withdrew.

300 Games: Sean Rash, Mike Keily.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING STANDINGS
(Top 50 after 21 games in Cheetah, Viper and Chameleon Championships; Scorpion round will be contested Tuesday. Top 24 after 28 combined games advance to PBA World Championship match play rounds Wednesday and Thursday)
1, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 4,904.
2, Dom Barrett, England, 4,875.
3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4,841.
4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,833.
5, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4,812.
6, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 4,807.
7 (tie), D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 4,795.
9, Stuart Williams, England, 4,792.
10, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 4,782.
11 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 4,774.
13, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 4,758.
14 (tie), E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and Shuichi Heki, Japan, 4,754.
16, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 4,753.
17, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 4,739.
18, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 4,731.
19, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 4,729.
20, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 4,726.
21, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 4,715.
22, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 4,710.
23, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,708.
24, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 4,707.
25, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 4,706.
26, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 4,691.
27, Patrick Girard, Canada, 4,688.
28, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4,683.
29, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 4,676.
30, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 4,668.
31, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4,664.
32, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 4,662.
33, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 4,658.
34, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 4,655.
35, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,653.
36, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 4,647.
37 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 4,642.
39, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 4,641.
40, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 4,640.
41, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 4,635.
42, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 4,634.
43, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4,632.
44, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,627.
45 (tie), Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 4,625.
47, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 4,624.
48 (tie), Mattias Olsson, Sweden, and Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 4,623.
50, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 4,608.

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