SUNDAY'S TV MATCHUPS FOR THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP

by PBA Editor December 12, 2008 19:00
2008-09 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP
AMF Country Club Lanes
Baltimore, Md.
December 14, 2008
 
SUNDAY’S MATCH UPS
Women’s Title Match: No. 1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard vs. No. 2 Jodi Woessner
Match #1:        No. 4 Patrick Allen vs. No. 3 Parker Bohn III
Match #2:        Winner of Match #1 vs. No. 2 Wes Malott
Title Match:     Winner of Match #2 vs. No. 1 Rhino Page
 
2008-09 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE BREAKDOWN:
1st     --    $25,000 (+ one-year exemption)
2nd   --    $13,000
3rd    --  $6,500
4th    --  $5,500
 
Tournament Purse -- $180,000
 
2008-09 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP – BY THE NUMBERS
Field Size – 147
PBA Entries – 129
Amateur Entries – 18
 
Format:
- 64 bowlers bowl two seven-game qualifying blocks
- Cut to top 32
- Top 32 bowl nine games of round robin (incl. one position round)
            - Cut to top 16
- Top 16 bowl nine more games of round robin (incl. one position round)
            - Cut to top four for stepladder finals
 
2008 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP – FINALISTS BY ROUND
                                                   Q1          Q2          RR1          RR2
Rhino Page                               10           12           4                1
Wes Malott                                4             2             2                2
Parker Bohn III                          8             5             7                3
Patrick Allen                             50           14           1                4
 
TODAY’S FINALISTS
 
No. 1 Rhino Page
Qualified 12th after 14 games:         221.57 Avg.
Match Play record:                            13-4-1
*Defeated Wes Malott 279-268, in final position round match
 
No. 2 Wes Malott
Qualified 2nd after 14 games:         230.86 Avg.
Match Play record:                            10-8
*Lost to Rhino Page, 279-268 in final position round match
 
No. 3 Parker Bohn III
Qualified 5th after 14 games:          225.14 Avg.
Match Play record:                            13-5
*Defeated Mika Koivuniemi, 214-194, in final position round match
 
No. 4 Patrick Allen
Qualified 14th after 14 games:         221.00 Avg.
Match Play record:                            9-8-1
*Lost to Mike Scroggins, 256-234, in final position round match
 
RECORD IN MATCH PLAY BY ROUND
                                                   Rd. 1                    Rd. 2                 Overall
Rhino Page                               6-2-1                     7-2                     13-4-1
Wes Malott                                4-5                        6-3                     10-8
Parker Bohn III                          5-4                        8-1                     13-5
Patrick Allen                             6-2-1                     3-6                     9-8-1
 
TODAY’S FINALISTS IN ROUND ROBIN MATCH PLAY THIS WEEK
 
PAGE VS.
 
Malott:
-          Lost 215-189 in their 16th game of match play
-          Won 279-268 in their final position round match
 
Bohn III:
- Did not face
Allen:
-          Lost 300-256 in their 7th game of match play
-          Lost 216-184 in their 9th game of match play
           
MALOTT VS.
 
Page:
-          Won 215-189 in their 16th game of match play
-          Lost 279-268 in their final position round match
Bohn III:
-          Lost 257-248 in their 14th game of match play
Allen:
-          Won 223-212 in their 5th game of match play
-          Lost 215-195 in their 17th game of match play
 
BOHN III VS:
 
Page:
- Did not face
 
Malott:
-          Won 257-248 in their 14th game of match play
 
Allen:
-          Did not face
 
ALLEN VS.
 
Page:
-          Won 300-256 in their 7th game of match play
-          Won 216-184 in their 9th game of match play
 
Malott:
-          Lost 223-212 in their 5th game of match play
-          Won 215-195 in their 17th game of match play
 
Bohn III:
-          Did not face
 
QUALIFYING, MATCH PLAY AND TOURNAMENT AVERAGES
Name                                        Qualifying (Rank)      Match Play                     Overall
Rhino Page                                     221.57 (12)             234.44                              228.81           
Wes Malott                                      230.86 (2)               229.06                              229.84
Parker Bohn III                                225.14 (5)               224.28                              224.66
Patrick Allen                                   221.00 (14)             231.39                              226.84
 
MATCH PLAY STATISTICAL RANKS FOR ‘08 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP
                   Avg.                               Strike Pct.                       Spare Pct. w/splits
Rhino Page        234.44                           64.73                                86.77
Wes Malott        229.06                           62.32                                84.72
Parker Bohn III   224.28                           59.16                                85.71
Patrick Allen        231.39                           65.07                                82.61
 
AVERAGES IN WINS, LOSSES
                              Wins                  Losses
Page                     242.00               213.50
Malott                    228.50               229.75
Bohn III                  228.08               214.40
Allen                      243.33               219.88
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP - MP ONLY
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Page                        279 (Gm. 18)                                              184 (Gm. 9)
Malott                       269 (Gm. 12)                                              190 (Gm. 15)      
Bohn III                     257 (Twice Gm. 5 and 14)                        187 (Gm. 12)
Allen                         300 (Gm. 7)                                                212 (Twice Gm. 5 and 14)
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Page                        300 (Gm. 5)                                                168 (Gm. 13)
Malott                       277 (Gm. 14)                                              193 (Gm. 10)
Bohn III                     257 (Gm. 4)                                                167 (Gm. 8)
Allen                         269 (Gm. 11)                                              197 (Gm. 9)
 
FINALIST TITLES
NAME                                          Total titles (47)               Majors (2)
Rhino Page                                   1                                        0
Wes Malott                                    4                                        0
Parker Bohn III                               32                                      1 (01 USBC Masters)
Patrick Allen                                  10                                      1 (05 Denny’s World Championship)
 
2008-2009 FINISHES
 
Rhino Page
Tournament/Finish
Cheetah Championship/9th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/53rd
Chameleon Championship/12th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/51st
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/53rd
Pepsi Viper Championship/35th
PBA World Championship/76th
 
Wes Malott
Tournament/Finish
Cheetah Championship/12th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/1st
Chameleon Championship/3rd
Ultimate Scoring Championship/10th
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/31st
Pepsi Viper Championship/4th
PBA World Championship/63rd
 
Parker Bohn III
Tournament/Finish
Cheetah Championship/1st
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/40th
Chameleon Championship/34th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/8th  
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/7th
Pepsi Viper Championship/20th
PBA World Championship/7th  
 
Patrick Allen
Tournament/Finish
Cheetah Championship/3rd
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/39th
Chameleon Championship/45th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/17th 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/41st
Pepsi Viper Championship/47th
PBA World Championship/18th
 
SUNDAY’S FINALISTS ON TV IN 2008-09
 
PAGE
First TV appearance of 2008-09
 
MALOTT
Event                                                  Opp.                                       Result
2008 PEPSI VIPER CHAMPIONSHIP                  Brad Angelo                                        L, 222-195
2008 CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP               Mike Machuga                                      L, 221-210
2008 CLR CARMEN SALVINO SCORPION CHAMP   Ken Simard                                 W, 216-211
 
BOHN III
Event                                                   Opp.                                       Result
2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP                      Mike Scroggins                                   W, 242-198
 
ALLEN
Event                                                     Opp.                                       Result
2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP                         Mike Scroggins                                    L, 222-200
 
FINALISTS VS. EACH OTHER ON TV
 
PAGE VS.
Malott:
-         Is 0-1 in one match
o       Lost to Malott 255-193 at the 07-08 Earl Anthony Medford Classic in the Championship match
 
Bohn III:
-         Is 0-1 in one match
o       Lost to Bohn III 267-257 at the 07 Spartanburg Classic in the Championship match
 
Allen:
-         Is 1-0 in one match
o       Defeated Allen 230-190 at the 07-08 Earl Anthony Medford Classic in the semifinal match
 
MALOTT VS.
Page:
-         Is 1-0 in one match
o       Defeated Page 255-193 at the 07-08 Earl Anthony Medford Classic in the Championship match
 
Bohn III:
-         Is 2-0 in two matches
o       Defeated Bohn III 268-246 at the 06 Windy City Classic in the Semifinals
o       Defeated Bohn III 245-235 at the 07-08 Earl Anthony Medford Classic in the semifinal match
 
Allen:
-         Is 1-1 in two matches
o       Defeated Allen 299-236 at the 05 Mile High Classic in the semifinal match
o       Lost to Allen 247-217 at the 07 Lumber Liquidators Championship in the championship match
 
Bohn III VS.
Page:
-         Is 1-0 in one match
o       Defeated Page 267-257 at the 07 Spartanburg Classic in the Championship match
 
Malott:
           
-         Is 0-2 in two matches
o       Lost to Malott 268-246 at the 06 Windy City Classic in the Semifinals
o       Lost to Malott 245-235 at the 07-08 Earl Anthony Medford Classic
 
Allen:
-         Is 1-2 in three matches
o       Lost to Allen 215-213 at the 1993 ABC Masters in the semifinal match
o       Lost to Allen 218-169 at the 2007 Go RVing Classic in the Championship match
o       Defeated Allen 217-227 at the 2007 Spartanburg Classic in the semifinal match
 
ALLEN VS.
Page:
-         Is 0-1 in one match
o       Lost to Page 230-190 at the 07-08 Earl Anthony Medford Classic in the semifinal match
 
Malott:
            Is 1-1 in two matches
o       Lost to Malott 299-236 at the 05 Mile High Classic in the semifinal match
o       Defeated Malott 247-217 at the 07 Lumber Liquidators Championship in the championship match
 
Bohn III:
-         Is 2-1 in three matches
o       Defeated Bohn III 215-213 at the 1993 ABC Masters in the semifinal match
o       Defeated Bohn III 218-169 at the 2007 Go RVing Classic in the Championship match
o       Lost to Bohn III 217-227 at the 2007 Spartanburg Classic in the semifinal match
 
 
CAREER ROLL-OFF RECORDS
(One ball, sudden-death format to break ties)
 
Page               1-0
Malott              5-9
 
Bohn III            1-1
Allen               10-5
 
PBA PERFECTION
2008 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP 300 Games (4) – Doug Kent (Round of 64, Block 1), Joe Bailey (Round of 64, Block 2), Rhino Page (Round of 64, Block 2), Patrick Allen (Round of 32)
 
So far during the 2008-09 season, there have been 45 perfect games in eight tournaments for an average of 5.63 per tournament.
 
During the 2007-08 season, there were 101 perfect games in 21 tournaments for an average of 4.81 per tournament.
 
Season           300 Games         # of Tournaments     Avg. per Tour.              
 2008-09                45                                 8                       5.63
 2007-08                101                              21                      4.81
 2006-07                 119                             21                       5.67
 2005-06                  86                               22                       3.91
 
ALL-TIME PBA 300 GAMES ON TV (LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR) – 19
Name    Opponent (score)        Date                          Tour. City
1.           *Jack Biondolillo            Les Schissler (216)          April 1, 1967              Akron OH
2.           John Guenther                Don Johnson (189)                    Feb. 1, 1969              San Jose, CA
3.           Jim Stefanich                 Glenn Carlson (243)                  Jan. 5, 1974               Alameda, CA
4.           Pete McCordic               Wayne Webb (249)                   Jan. 31, 1987            Torrance, CA
5.           @# Bob Benoit              Mark Roth (255)                         Jan. 23, 1988            Grand Prairie, TX
6.           # Michael Aulby              David Ozio (279)                       July 31, 1993             Wichita, KS
7.           Johnny Petraglia            W.R. Williams Jr. (194)             March 5, 1994           Toledo, OH
8.           Butch Soper                   Bob Benoit (236)                       July 12, 1994             Reno, NV
9.           @C.K. Moore                 Parker Bohn III (192)                  Feb. 2, 1996              Austin, TX
10.         Bob Learn Jr.                 Johnny Petraglia (279)              April 6, 1996              Erie, PA
11.         Jason Queen                  Ron Papp (225)                         May 3, 1997               Huntsville, AL
12.         Steve Hoskins                W.R. Williams Jr. (234)             Oct. 15, 1997             Rochester, NY
13.         ►Parker Bohn III            Chris Sand (246)                       May 9, 1998               Reno, NV
                                                       Michael Mullin (191)                 
14.         Steve Jaros                    Ricky Ward (200)                       Feb. 13, 1999            Chattanooga, TN
15.         Mike Miller                      Danny Wiseman (266)             June 20, 1999           Reno, NV
                                                       Tim Criss (224)
16.         Norm Duke                     W.R. Williams Jr. (213)             Jan. 5, 2003               Tacoma, WA
17.         Mika Koivuniemi            Jason Couch (248)                    Dec. 7, 2003              Windsor Locks, CT
18.         @Tony Reyes                 Parker Bohn III (215)                  Nov. 5, 2006              Taylor, MI
19.         Ryan Shafer                    Jeff Carter (228)                        March 18, 2007         Indianapolis, IN
 
# - Title match            @ - Won first title same show
 
**TELEVISED 300 GAME BONUS**
  • Any finalist rolling a 300 game this week in the championship round will earn a $10,000 bonus, compliments of the PBA.
 
ALL-TIME LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR “7-10 SPLIT” CONVERSIONS ON TV – 3
1. Mark Roth (1980, Alameda, CA)
2. John Mazza (1991, Sunrise, FL)
3. Jess Stayrook (1991, Tucson, AZ)
 
2008-09 STATISTICS
 
2008-09 PBA Points Leaders
  1. ►Wes Malott                                    112,681
  2. Bill O’Neill                                          109,933
  3. ►Parker Bohn III                               101,423.50
  4. Mike Scroggins                                 100,944.50
5.  Brad Angelo                                      98,249
  1. Walter Ray Williams Jr.                    83,685
  2. Chris Barnes                                     82,247
  3. Steve Jaros                                       76,092
9.   Mika Koivuniemi                               75,777
  1. Sean Rash                                         75,740.50
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      12. ►Patrick Allen                                  68,627
      19. ►Rhino Page                                   56,936.50
Minimum points for today included
 
HOW POY POINTS ARE ALLOCATED
Standard Event – Stepladder                      Standard Event – Bracket
1st – 16                                                                 1st -- 16
2nd – 8                                                                  2nd -- 8
3rd – 4                                                                   3rd -- 4
4th – 2                                                                   4th -- 2
5th – 1
 
 Major Event – Stepladder                            Major Event – Bracket
1st – 24                                                                 1st -- 24
2nd – 12                                                               2nd -- 12
3rd – 8                                                                   3rd -- 8
4th – 4                                                                   4th -- 4
5th – 2
 
2008-09 Money Leaders
1.         Norm Duke                            $63,020
2.         ►Parker Bohn III                   $51,920
3.         ►Wes Malott                         $51,100
4.         Brad Angelo                         $50,100
5.         Bill O’Neill                              $47,580
6.         Mike Scroggins                     $47,100
7.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.        $47,000
8.         Chris Barnes                         $43,420
9.         Mike Machuga                       $37,650
10.       Mike Wolfe                             $36,790
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16.       ►Rhino Page                        $26,100
17.       ►Patrick Allen                      $24,650
Minimum money for today included
 
 
2008-09 PBA Average Leaders
1          ►Parker Bohn III       227.85
2          Bill O’Neill                  226.24
3          ►Wes Malott             225.18
4          Walter Ray Williams Jr. 224.32
5          ►Patrick Allen          223.64
6          Mike Scroggins        223.05
7          Steve Jaros               222.03
8          Jason Belmonte        221.99
9          Pete Weber               221.78
10        Brad Angelo             221.44
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40.       ►Rhino Page            215.09
 
 
2008-09 PBA Player of the Year Points
1.         ►Wes Malott                         26
2.         Norm Duke                            24
3.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.        20
Bill O’Neill                              20
            Brad Angelo                          20
            Mike Scroggins                     20
7.         ►Parker Bohn III                   18
8.         Mike Machuga                       16
            Mike Wolfe                             16
10.       Chris Barnes                         13
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12.       ►Rhino Page                        8
15.       ►Patrick Allen                      6
Includes minimum points for today’s telecast
 
ALL-TIME LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Pos.    Name                                        Titles
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.           45
2.         Earl Anthony                             41
3.         Mark Roth                                 34
            Pete Weber                              34
5.         ►Parker Bohn III                      32
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ALL-TIME PBA MONEY LEADERS
Pos.    Name                                        Earnings
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.           $4,042,466
2.         Pete Weber                              $3,259,919
3.         ►Parker Bohn III                      $2,749,337
4.         Norm Duke                               $2,665,434
5.         Brian Voss                                $2,373,828
6.         Amleto Monacelli                     $2,097,684
7.         Mike Aulby                                $2,096,060
8.         Tom Baker                                $1,784,414
9.         Marshall Holman                      $1,705,990
10.       Mark Roth                                 $1,637,806
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29.       ►Patrick Allen                         $1,141,461
83.       ►Wes Malott                            $636,180
Includes minimum money for today’s telecast
 
MOST CAREER MAJOR TITLES
 
No.       Name   Number            Majors Won    
 
1.         Earl Anthony      10         (6 NC, 2 Masters, 2 TOC)
2.         Mike Aulby         8          (3 Masters, 2 NC, 1 US, 1 TOC, 1 TPC)
            Pete Weber       8          (4 US, 2 NC, 1 TOC, 1 TPC)  
4.         Walter Ray Williams Jr. 7        (3 NC/WC, 2 US, 1 Masters, 1 TPC)  
5.         Don Carter         6          (4 All-Stars, 1 Masters, 1 NC)
6.         Norm Duke     5          (2 NC/WC, 1 Masters, 1 TOC, 1 US)  
7.         Del Ballard Jr.    4          (2 US, 1 Masters, 1 TOC)
            Jason Couch       4          (3 TOC, 1 TPC)  
            Dave Davis         4          (2 NC, 2 TOC)
            Marshall Holman  4          (2 TOC, 2 US)
            Dave Husted      4          (3 US, 1 TPC)
            Doug Kent          4          (2 Masters, 2 WC)
            Dick Weber        4          (4 All-Stars)
 
MOST CAREER EVENTS BOWLED WITHOUT A TITLE (CURRENT EXEMPT PLAYERS ONLY)
Name                                     No. of events
1. Joe Ciccone                      164
2. Brian Kretzer                     141
3. Jeff Carter                          116
4. Randy Weiss                     107
5. Nathan Bohr                      87
6. Chris Loschetter               84
7. Ken Simard                       76
8. Bill O’Neill                          70
9. Dino Castillo                      64
10.Mitch Beasley                  50
 
  
THIS WEEK IN THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR NOTES
 
THE PBA IN BALTIMORE
After an 11-year absence, the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour returns to Baltimore for the second consecutive season. Prior to the 2006-07 season, the PBA last visited the Beltway in 1996 when Mike Aulby won the 25th of his 27 career titles at AMF Country Club Lanes. This week’s event marks the 23rd Tour stop overall in the Baltimore area and the sixth event held at Country Club Lanes. George Branham III won the first Tour stop at Country Club Lanes in 1993.
 
At last season’s 2007-08 Lumber Liquidators Championship Patrick Allen def. Wes Malott, 247-217.
 
It was at the 1991 Fair Lanes Open in Randallstown, Md. that the infamous Del Ballard gutter ball happened. In the championship match, Pete Weber forced Ballard to get the first two strikes and seven in the 10th frame to win. Ballard got the first two clutch strikes in the 10th, but then needing only the seven-pin count to earn the title, inexplicably threw the ball into the right gutter to hand the victory to Weber.
 
The first event held in Baltimore was won by Dick Hoover in the 1962 Colt Open.
 
Local favorites Eddie Van Daniker of Essex, Md. and Baltimore’s own Danny Wiseman finished 19th and 21st, respectively this week.  

THE 300 CLUB
Four bowlers had perfect games this week: Doug Kent (Round of 64 Block 1), Joe Bailey (Round of 64 Block 2), Rhino Page (Round of 64, Block 2), Patrick Allen (Round of 32,Game 7).
 
VERSATILITY SWING
The Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship is the fifth event in the PBA’s six event “Versatility Swing.” These events include the five events on the named “animal” patterns (Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion, Cheetah and Shark) as well as the Earl Anthony pattern that will be used in Medford, Ore. Much like tennis has a “Clay Court Championship” or a “Hard Court Championship,” the PBA features these events on different oil patterns. Today’s event marks the only time all season the Shark pattern will be used as the sole pattern for an event.
 
VERSATILITY SWING WINNERS
Pepsi Viper Championship, Omaha, Neb., Nov. 2 – Brad Angelo
Chameleon Championship, Taylor, Mich., Nov. 16 – Michael Machuga
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship, Vernon Hills, Ill., Nov. 30 – Wes Malott
Cheetah Championship, Cheektowaga, NY, Nov. 7 – Parker Bohn III
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14 - ??????
Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, Ore., Jan. 18, 2009 - ???????
 
THE SHARK PATTERN
This event marks the fourth “lane oil pattern” championship, crowning the Cheetah Champion. The first was the Viper Championship in Omaha, Nov. 2, the second was the Chameleon Championship in Taylor, Mich. Nov. 16 and the third was the Scorpion Championship in Vernon Hills, Ill.
 
Length of pattern: 44 ft.
 
Description: Shark is the longest of the five named animal patterns, measuring 44 feet of oil. This pattern forces bowlers to play deep inside the center of the lanes, like sharks that troll the depths of the ocean. Typical to the length and design, professionals will migrate more towards the center of the lane as the ball normally will not hook back to the pocket if it strays too far outside near the gutter. This pattern usually requires extreme inside angles to get to the pocket after five or six games.
 
Scoring Pace: The scoring pace is normally low for this pattern. Once upon a time, the scoring pace on Shark was considered medium to high. That was certainly not the case during the 2007-08 PBA Tour season, when this 44-foot monster held exempt players, regional pros and amateurs to a cumulative average of just 199.22 per game in PBA Tour events.
 
2007-08 Averages on Shark:
In PBA Events:
Amateurs: 190.13
Non-exempt pros: 198.16
Exempt pros: 209.37
In PBA Experience Leagues (average for leagues):
169.00
 
PBA Champions on Shark (last five seasons):
Robert Smith (CLR Windy City Classic, Vernon Hills, IL, 2007-08 season)
Tommy Jones (Constructionjobs.com Championship, Reno, NV, 2007-08 season)
Chris Barnes (Bayer Classic, El Paso, TX, 2007-08 season)
Chris Barnes (GEICO Classic, Irving, TX, 2006-07 season)
Norm Duke (Columbia 300 Classic, West Babylon, NY, 2006-07 season)
Pete Weber (Etonic Championship, Cheektowaga, NY, 2006-07 season)
Chris Collins (Pepsi Championship, Fairlawn, OH, 2005-06 season)
Ritchie Allen (Motel 6 Phoenix Classic, Phoenix, AZ, 2005-06 season)
Brian Himmler (Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, OR, 2005-06 season)
Wes Malott (Mile High Classic, Lakewood, CO, 2005-06 season)
Patrick Allen (Birmingham Open, Trussville, AL, 2004-05 season)
Mike Wolfe (Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, OR, 2004-05 season)
Brian Himmler (Chicago Open, Vernon Hills, IL, 2004-05 season)
Mika Koivuniemi (Reno Open, Reno, NV, 2003-04 season)
Pete Weber (Medford Open, Medford, OR, 2003-04 season)
Ryan Shafer (Empire State Open, Latham, NY, 2003-04 season)
Jason Couch (Pepsi Open, Wyoming, MI, 2003-04 season)
 
POSITION ROUND RECAP
Entering the final position round game Friday night, Mika Koivuniemi was third, Parker Bohn III was fourth and Patrick Allen was fifth.
In the 3 vs. 4 match, Bohn beat Koivuniemi, 214-194, to move from fourth to third.
In the 5 vs. 6 match, Allen lost to Mike Scroggins, 256-234, but still managed to move past Koivuniemi by six pins into the fourth and final spot on the show.
Koivuniemi needed the first strike in the 10th to hold on to the final spot on the show, but only got 8 pins (left the 4-7).
 
MOVIN’ ON UP
With a win today, Patrick Allen can pass John Petraglia and Randy Pedersen on the all-time career earnings list to become No. 27. He is currently No. 29 with $1,141,461 (minimum money for today included).
 
LEFT IS RIGHT AGAIN
Just like last week in Cheektowaga, three of today’s four finalists are left-handed (No. 1 Rhino Page, No. 3 Parker Bohn III and No. 4 Patrick Allen). No. 2 Wes Malott is the only righty. Both Women’s Series finalists are right-handed as well.
 
TOP LEFTY IN A “MAJOR” WAY
Parker Bohn III has been the high lefty in the last three Majors:
2007-08 H&R Block Tournament of Champions – 5th
2007-08 65th Denny’s U.S. Open – 7th
2008-09 PBA World Championship – 7th
 
BACK-TO-BACK
If Parker Bohn III wins today, he will be the first player to win back-to-back titles since January of 2007 when Jason Couch won the Dick Weber Open (Fountain Valley, CA) and the Motel 6 Classic (Henderson/Las Vegas, NV).
Today marks the 16th time Parker Bohn III has made back-to-back telecasts.
--In addition to his 16 back-to-back shows, Bohn has also made three consecutive telecasts once in his career (1989).
--Six times out of the previous 15 times Bohn has made back-to-back shows, he has won the title in the second of the back-to-back telecasts.
--The last time Bohn made back-to-back shows was in January of 2005 (GEICO Open in Mesa, AZ (finished second) and the El Paso Classic, El Paso, TX (finished first).
--The only time Bohn has won back-to-back shows was March of 1997 when he captured the AC Delco Classic in Lakewood, CA (March 8) and the Showboat Invitational in Las Vegas, NV(March 15).
 
DEJA VU
Three of the four men’s finalists also made the telecast here last season.
--Patrick Allen qualified as tournament leader and finished first, defeating Wes Malott, 247-217, in the title match.
--Wes Malott qualified second and finished second. He defeated Mike DeVaney, 236-207, before losing the title match to Patrick Allen.
--Rhino Page qualified fourth and finished fifth, losing to Mike DeVaney, 278-215.
 
RHINO PAGE AS THE NO. 1 SEED IN A STEPLADDER FINAL:
Rhino Page is 0-1 with a 257.00 avg. in one appearance as the No. 1 seed in a stepladder final.
He lost to Parker Bohn III in last season’s Spartanburg Classic in Spartanburg, SC, 267-257.
 
TV HOG
Wes Malott has appeared in four of the eight televised finals so far this season. His one title this season came at the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship in Vernon Hills, Ill. on Nov. 30.
 
OIL PATTERN MASTERY
Wes Malott has now made the telecast on four of the five animal pattern events this season. The only animal pattern he did not make the show on was last week’s Cheetah pattern.
He finished fourth on the Viper pattern in Omaha, NE; third on the Chameleon pattern in Taylor, MI; first on the Scorpion pattern in Vernon Hills, IL and is seeded second this week on the Shark pattern.
His four titles have come on the Shark pattern (2005-06 season in Lakewood, CO), the Scorpion pattern (2006-07 season and this season, both in Vernon Hills, IL) and the Cheetah pattern (2007-08 season in Medford, OR).
 
 ALLEN IN BACK-TO-BACK TELECASTS:
Patrick Allen has made back-to-back telecasts twice in his career.
--In the 2004-05 season, he won in back-to-back weeks in Dallas, TX and Trussville (Birmingham), AL.
--In the 2005-06 season, he finished third in back-to-back weeks in Trussville (Birmingham), AL and Norcross (Atlanta), GA.
 
Additionally, he made four consecutive telecasts just last season. His first-place finish in this event last season was the first of those four consecutive telecasts. He went on to finish third in Spartanburg, SC to close out the first half of the season and the started the second half of the season with a second-place finish in Reno, NV and then a fourth-place finish in Medford, OR.
 
SOME CALL HIM A PERFECTIONIST:
Parker Bohn III’s 83 career 300 games in PBA competition are the most in the history of the PBA
 
TEAM USA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESS:
Both Rhino Page and Patrick Allen enjoyed success at the WTBA (World Tenpin Bowling Association) World Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand in August.
--Both Page and Allen were part of the Team Gold medal, but it was Page who shined the most in the Team event. After Team USA and Team Korea had tied with a total pinfall of 1,084 in the gold medal match, Page defeated Kim Tae-Young in a two-frame ninth and 10th frame roll-off, 49-39, to secure the gold for Team USA.
--Page and Allen teamed together to win a Doubles Gold medal
--Page, Allen and Bill Hoffman teamed together to earn a Trios bronze medal
--Page earned a Silver medal in All Events
 
2008-09 Commissioner’s Exemptions:
Event/City:                                                                               Recipient:
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, Baltimore, MD          Mark Roth
National Bowling Stadium Championship, Reno, NV                   Wayne Webb
Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, OR                                 Marshall Holman
GEICO Plastic Ball Championship, Wheat Ridge, CO                Brian Voss
Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic, West Babylon, NY          Johnny Petraglia
 
Note: These were just announced last week. All five are PBA Hall of Famers and part of the PBA’s “50 Greatest.”
 
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN'S SERIES
 
SUNDAY’S MATCH UP
Title Match:                         No. 1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard vs. No. 2 Jodi Woessner
 
PBA WOMEN’S SERIES PRIZE BREAKDOWN:
1st     --    $10,000
2nd   --    $6,000
3rd   --  $5,000
4th    --  $4,000
 
Tournament Purse -- $51,100
 
SUNDAY’S FINALISTS
No. 1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Qualified 1st,  217.50 Avg.
Match Play: 5-4, Avg. 223.22
*Defeated Jodi Woessner 258-214 in final position round match
 
No. 2 Jodi Woessner
Qualified 6th, 206.29 Avg.
Match Play: 7-2, 223.89 Avg.
* Lost to Carolyn Dorin-Ballard 258-214 in final position round match
 
QUALIFYING, MATCH PLAY AND TOURNAMENT AVERAGES
Name                                        Qualifying (Rank)      Match Play                     Overall
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard                    217.50 (1)                     223.22                        219.74
Jodi Woessner                               206.29 (6)                     223.89                        213.17
 
MATCH PLAY STATISTICAL RANKS FOR ‘08 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP
                   Avg.                               Strike Pct.                       Spare Pct. w/splits
Dorin-Ballard      233.22                           55.88                                92.86
Woessner            223.89                           64.00                                71.43
 
AVERAGES IN WINS, LOSSES
                              Wins                  Losses
Dorin-Ballard       230.40               214.25
Woessner            230.86               199.50
 
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP - MP ONLY
Name                      High Game                                       Low Game
Dorin-Ballard          258 (Gm.9)                                        201 (Gm. 3)     
Woessner               251 (Gm. 8)                                       185 (Gm. 3)
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 LUMBER LIQUIDATORS CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING
Name                      High Game                                       Low Game
Dorin-Ballard          267 (Gm. 1)                                       180 (Gm. 3)
Woessner               250 (Gm. 1)                                       168 (Gm. 7)
 
2008 SEASON FINISHES
 
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard               Pepsi Viper Championship                14th         
                                                  Chameleon Championship                10th
                                                     CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship     3rd
                                                     Cheetah Championship                       1st
 
Jodi Woessner                            Pepsi Viper Championship               13th
                                                                  Chameleon Championship               2nd
                                                   CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship     9th
                                                                  Cheetah Championship                     12th
 
 
2008 STATISTICS
 
2008 WOMEN’S SERIES CHAMPIONS
Pepsi Viper Championship, Omaha, Neb. – Stefanie Nation def. Michelle Feldman, 225-200
 
Chameleon Championship, Taylor, Mich. – Michelle Feldman def. Jodi Woessner, 199-173
 
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship – Michelle Feldman def. Missy Bellinder, 200-147
 
Cheetah Championship – Carolyn Dorin-Ballard def. Stefanie Nation, 208-204
 
2008 PBA WOMEN’S SERIES POINT RANKINGS
1.         Michelle Feldman                  103,100
2.         Stefanie Nation                     84,100
3.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       83,800
4.         ►Jodi Woessner                  70,600
5.         Jen Petrick                             68,700
Minimum points for today included
 
 2008 MONEY LEADERS
1.         Michelle Feldman                  $33,200
2.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       $24,800
3.         Stefanie Nation                     $24,300
4.         ►Jodi Woessner                  $17,700
5.         Jen Petrick                             $15,000
Minimum money for today included
 
 2008 AVERAGE LEADERS (Min. 60 Games)
1.         Michelle Feldman                  216.17
2.         Shannon Pluhowsky 212.48
3.         Stefanie Nation                     210.69
4.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       210.50
5.         Shannon O’Keefe                 209.54
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9.         ►Jodi Woessner                  206.24
 
2007 STATISTICS
 
2007 WOMEN’S SERIES CHAMPIONS
Motor City Classic, Taylor, Mich. – ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard def. Missy Bellinder, 233-192
Etonic Championship, Cheektowaga, N.Y. – Shannon Pluhowsky def. Tish Johnson, 227-217
Lake County Indiana Classic, Merrillville, Ind. – Joy Esterson def. Liz Johnson, 226-226, won in one-ball sudden death roll off, 10-7
Great Lakes Classic, Wyoming, Mich. – Diandra Asbaty def. ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard 236-225
 
2007 PBA WOMEN’S SERIES POINT RANKINGS
1.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       82,997
2.         Liz Johnson                            71,167
3.         Kelly Kulick                            66,690
4.         Joy Esterson                          65,893
5.         Shannon Pluhowsky              55,670
6.         Missy Bellinder                      54,676
7.         Tish Johnson                         53,860
8.         Olvia Sandham                      51,715
9.         Amy Stolz                               47,726
10.       Michelle Feldman                  40,059
 
  2007 MONEY LEADERS
1.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       $25,000
2.         Joy Esterson                          $19,300
3.         Liz Johnson                            $17,111.1
4.         Shannon Pluhowsky              $16,100
5.         Kelly Kulick                            $15,800
6.         Tish Johnson                         $14,700
7.         Missy Bellinder                      $12,600
8.         Olivia Sandham                     $10,600
9.         Diandra Asbaty                     $10,000
            Amy Stolz                               $10,000
10.       Michelle Feldman                  $8,900
 
2007 AVERAGE LEADERS (Min. 30 Games)
1.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       225.75
2.         Liz Johnson                            222.19
3.         Joy Esterson                          216.52
4.         Wendy Macpherson              215.50
5.         Kelly Kulick                            214.54
6.         Olivia Sandham                     212.26
7.         Missy Bellinder                      211.88
8.         Shannon Pluhowsky              211.36
9.         ►Stefanie Nation                 210.48
10.       Amy Stolz                               209.70
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12.       Michelle Feldman                  208.19
 
 
THIS WEEK IN THE PBA WOMEN’S SERIES NOTES:
 
PBA WOMEN’S SERIES RECAP
This week marks the fifth of seven PBA Women’s Series events this year on the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour. The PBA Women’s Series, which debuted last season and is sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), proved to be so popular that the PBA increased the series to seven events as part of the 50th anniversary PBA Tour season.
 
Dorin-Ballard defeated Nation 208-204 in the close championship match. Dorin-Ballard threw a clutch strike the first shot in the 10th frame and then left a 1-2-4-10 washout, sparing it to force Nation to strike the first shot in the 10th frame. Nation left a stubborn 10 pin to give Dorin-Ballard the title. It was Dorin-Ballard’s second career PBA Women’s Series title (she won the 2007 Motor City Classic).
 
The PBA Women’s Series marks the only opportunity for women to bowl on Tour since the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) folded in 2003. Five of the current PBA Women’s Series players were PWBA Alum ---Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Tennelle Milligan, Brenda Mack, Michelle Feldman and Shannon O’ Keefe.
 
The championship match of each event will be televised live on ESPN as part of the regular PBA Tour telecast. Each PBA Women’s Series event, which will run concurrently with seven Lumber Liquidators’ PBA Tour events, including this week’s Chameleon Championship, will feature a $51,100 prize fund, including a $10,000 top prize.
 
WOMEN’S PBA SERIES SHOWDOWN
 
The winners of all six singles Women’s Series events will participate in the PBA Women’s Series Showdown, in a season-ending dedicated broadcast on ESPN, sponsored by the United Stated Bowling Congress (USBC).
 
PBA WOMEN’S SERIES SHOWDOWN presented by USBC QUALIFIERS
 
Date              Event/City                                                     Qualifier
Nov. 2             Pepsi Viper Championship, Omaha, NE          Stefanie Nation
Nov. 16           Chameleon Championship, Taylor, MI             Michelle Feldman
Nov. 30           CLR Carmen Salvino Champ, Vernon Hills, IL *Missy Bellinder
Dec. 7             Cheetah Championship, Cheektowaga, NY        Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Dec. 14          Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, Baltimore, MD **Jodi Woessner
Jan. 18           Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford,  OR                                 ????
 
Note: Each winner of the six PBA Women’s Series singles events (Mixed Doubles event in Reno is excluded) will earn a spot into a recently announced season-ending special event called the “PBA Women’s Series Showdown presented by USBC.” In the event that we have a repeat winner, the second-place finisher of that event will earn the spot into the “Showdown.” The “Showdown” will be televised by ESPN with event details (venue, format, telecast date and time) still TBA.
 
*Qualifies by virtue of finishing second to Michelle Feldman
**Because Dorin-Ballard has already won an event this season, Woessner gains an automatic berth into the PBA Women’s Series Showdown
 
HOW DID THEY QUALIFY FOR THE WOMEN’S SERIES?
The 16 exempt-bowler field was determined at the 2008 PBA Women’s Tour Trials, which were held in conjunction with the 2008 Women’s U.S. Open, a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) event. The top 12 women advanced through the PBA Women’s Tour Trials, while the four winners of last season’s events --- Diandra Asbaty, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Joy Esterson and Shannon Pluhowsky --- received automatic berths.
 
THE 2008-09 PBA WOMEN’S SERIES FIELD
Name                                     Throws          Ht.                   Hometown
Diandra Asbaty                   Right              5-5                  Chicago, Ill.
Missy Bellinder                   Right              5-4                  Fullerton, Calif.
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       Right              5-7                  Keller, Texas
Joy Esterson                       Right              5-7                  Annapolis, Md.
Michelle Feldman               Right              5-7                  Auburn, N.Y.
Clara Guerrero                      Right               5-4                  Armenia, Colombia
Brenda Mack                         Right               5-1                  Indianapolis, Ind.
Adrienne Miller                      Right               5-7                  Albuquerque, N.M.
Tennelle Milligan                Right              5-4                  Costa Mesa, Calif.
Stefanie Nation                   Right              5-7                  Miami, Fla.
Shannon O’Keefe                 Right               5-5                  Arlington, Texas
Jennifer Petrick                     Right               5-8                  Canton, Ohio
Shannon Pluhowsky        Left                 5-7                  Phoenix, Ariz.
Trisha Reid                            Left                  5-2                  Columbus, Ohio
Jodi Woessner                      Right               5-4                  Toledo, Ohio
Shalin Zulkifli                          Right               5-2                  Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
 
Eight of the 16 are returning from last year’s inaugural PBA Women’s Series season. Bold denotes returning player.
 
HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE PBA
 
In the spring of 2004, the PBA opened it’s membership to women and several took advantage of the opportunity, including Missy Bellinder who became the first woman to join the PBA, and Liz Johnson, in the 2004-05 season, became the first woman to advance to a Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour event and later in the season became the first woman to advance to the championship round when she finished second to Tommy Jones in the 2005 Banquet Open.
 
This summer, the USBC and PBA joined forces to create the PBA Women’s Series, which features 16 women who earned exemptions at the PBA Women’s Tour Trials, which ran in conjunction with the USBC’s U.S. Women’s Open. Those 16 women are competing alongside the men, but in their own tournaments, four times over a five-week stretch.
 
U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
The U.S. Women’s Open, a USBC event, returned this summer. In the first matchup of African-American athletes for a professional title in the history of bowling, Kim Terrell-Kearney of Dover, Del., defeated Trisha Reid of Columbus, Ohio, 216-189, to win the 2008 U.S. Women's Open at Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill.
 
The event was featured on a tape-delayed basis by ESPN for five consecutive Sundays beginning Sept. 7.
 
Terrell-Kearney narrowly advanced to the championship match with a 216-202 victory over USBC Hall of Famer and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas. Reid moved into the final by defeating Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli, 237-180, in the other semifinal.
 
- 2008-09 PBA Women’s Series bowlers noted in bold
 
SPREADING THE WEALTH
In the four events last season, seven different women advanced to the championship round of the PBA Women’s Series finals.
 
BACK-TO-BACK
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard is looking for her second consecutive PBA Women’s Series title after winning last week’s Cheetah Championship in Cheektowaga, N.Y. She is seeking her third career PBA Women’s Series title.
 
SECOND TIME’S A CHARM
Jodi Woessner is making her second televised finals appearance this season and seeking her first title. She lost to Michelle Feldman in the Chameleon Championship in Taylor, Mich., 199-173 on Nov. 16.
 
INFAMOUS BALL MAKES APPEARANCE LAST WEEK
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard’s husband, PBA bowler Del Ballard, Jr. created a stir last week. Ballard Jr. went into the tour’s display case to retrieve the infamous gutter ball from his 1991 showdown against Pete Weber at the 1991 Fair Lanes Open in nearby Randallstown, Md. Ballard needed only a seven pin count to defeat Weber and inexplicably threw a gutter ball. The ball now travels with the tour as a part of PBA history. During the Cheektowaga TQR, Ballard asked if the ball was still legal and was told by tournament directors that it was. Ballard’s scores went up using his old urethane ball and it was the talk of the bowling center for the rest of the week.
 
300 GAMES
 
There were no 300 games this week in Women’s Series play.
 
Shannon O’Keefe bowled the first perfect game of the 2008-09 Women’s Series in the Round of 10 Position Round last week in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
 
Season           300 Games         # of Tour.           Avg. per Tour.               
2008-09                    1                   5                              .20
2007-08                    4                   4                              1.00
 
300 Games last season: Kelly Kulick – Motor City Classic; Liz Johnson – Etonic Championship, Olivia Sandham – Lake County Indiana Classic; Tish Johnson – Great Lakes Classic.
 
 
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