SUNDAY'S TV MATCHUPS FOR THE CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP

by PBA Editor December 5, 2008 19:00
2008-09 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
AMF Thruway Lanes
Cheektowaga, N.Y.
December 7, 2008
 
SUNDAY’S MATCH UPS
Women’s Title Match: No. 1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard vs. No. 2 Stefanie Nation
Match #1:        No. 4 Jack Jurek vs. No. 3 Mike Scroggins
Match #2:        Winner of Match #1 vs. No. 2 Patrick Allen
Title Match:     Winner of Match #2 vs. No. Parker Bohn III
 
2008-09 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE BREAKDOWN:
1st     --    $25,000 (+ one-year exemption)
2nd   --    $13,000
3rd    --  $6,500
4th    --  $5,500
 
Tournament Purse -- $180,000
 
2008-09 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP – BY THE NUMBERS
Field Size – 153
PBA Entries – 111
Amateur Entries – 32
 
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 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP – FINALISTS BY ROUND
                                                   Qual      Q2          RR1          RR2
Parker Bohn III                          4             4             2                1
Patrick Allen                             6             1             1                2
Mike Scroggins                        25           12           8                3
Jack Jurek                                3             20           15              4 
 
TODAY’S FINALISTS
 
No. 1 Parker Bohn III
Qualified 4th after 14 games:           232.29 Avg.
Match Play record:                            14-4
*Defeated Patrick Allen, 279-237, in final position round match
 
No. 2 Patrick Allen
Qualified 1st after 14 games:           234.93 Avg.
Match Play record:                            9-9
*Lost to Parker Bohn III, 279-237 in final position round match
 
No. 3 Mike Scroggins
Qualified 12th  after 14 games:        223.00 Avg.
Match Play record:                            11-6-1
*Defeated Jack Jurek, 237-232, in final position round match
 
No. 4 Jack Jurek
Qualified 20th after 14 games:         219.00 Avg.
Match Play record:                            14-4
*Lost to Mike Scroggins, 237-232, in final position round match
 
RECORD IN MATCH PLAY BY ROUND
                                                   Rd. 1                    Rd. 2                 Overall
Parker Bohn III                          7-2                        7-2                     14-4
Patrick Allen                             4-5                        5-4                     9-9
Mike Scroggins                        5-2-1                     6-4                     11-6-1
Jack Jurek                                6-3                        8-1                     14-4
 
TODAY’S FINALISTS IN ROUND ROBIN MATCH PLAY THIS WEEK
 
BOHN III VS.
 
Allen:
-          Won 245-224 in their 9th game of match play
-          Lost 259-257 in their 17th game of match play
-          Won 279-246 in their final position round match
Scroggins:
- Won 269-192 in their 14th game of match play
Jurek:
- Lost 214-192 in their 4th game of match play
           
ALLEN VS.
 
Bohn III:
-          Lost 245-224 in their 9th game of match play
-          Won 259-257 in their 17th game of match play
-          Lost 279-246 in their final position round match
Scoggins
-          Lost 280-247 in their 6th game of match play
Jurek:
-          Lost 248-246 in their 10th game of match play
 
SCROGGINS VS:
 
Bohn III:
- Lost 269-192 in their 14th game of match play
 
Allen
-          Won 280-247 in their 6th game of match play
 
Jurek:
-          Lost 234-225 in their 14th game of match play
-          Won 237-232 in final position round of match play
 
JUREK VS.
 
Bohn III:
-          Won 214-192 in their 4th game of match play
 
Allen:
-          Won 248-246 in their 10th game of match play
 
Scroggins:
-          Won 234-225 in their 14th game of match play
-          Lost 237-232 in final position round of match play
 
 
QUALIFYING, MATCH PLAY AND TOURNAMENT AVERAGES
Name                                        Qualifying (Rank)      Match Play                     Overall
Parker Bohn III                                232.29 (4)               237.78                              235.38           
Patrick Allen                                   234.93 (1)               233.45                              234.09
Mike Scroggins                              223.00 (12)             228.4                                226.03
Jack Jurek                                      219.00 (20)             225.17                              222.47
 
MATCH PLAY STATISTICAL RANKS FOR ‘08 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
                   Avg.                               Strike Pct.                       Spare Pct. w/splits
Parker Bohn III               237.78                           66.5                                  85.71
Patrick Allen                    233.45                           67.47                                76.2
Mike Scroggins                228.4                             61.47                                84.51
Jack Jurek                        225.17                           59.57                                84.0
 
AVERAGES IN WINS, LOSSES
                              Wins                  Losses
Bohn III                  246.5                 207.25
Allen                      246.42               211.83
Scroggins            240.32               220.45
Jurek                     226.0                 207.1
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP - MP ONLY
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Bohn III                     269 (Gm. 28)                                              189 (Gm. 17)
Allen                         297 (Gm. 28)                                              161 (Gm. 25)      
Scroggins               258 (Gm. 18)                                              185 (Gm. 24)
Jurek                        259 (Gm. 25)                                              192 (Gm. 26)
 
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Bohn III                     269 (Gm. 7)                                                194 (Gm. 13)
Allen                         265 (Gm. 12)                                              212 (Gm. 1)
Scroggins               268 (Gm. 7)                                                181 (Gm. 3)
Jurek                        268 (Gm. 2)                                                164 (Gm. 10)
 
FINALIST TITLES
NAME                                          Total titles (48)               Majors (3)
Parker Bohn III                               31                                      1 (01 USBC Masters)
Patrick Allen                                  10                                      1 (05 Denny’s World Championship)
Mike Scroggins                             5                                        1 (05 USBC Masters)
Jack Jurek                                     1                                        0
 
2008-2009 FINISHES
Parker Bohn III
Tournament/Finish
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
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/39th
Chameleon Championship/45th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/17th 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/41th
Pepsi Viper Championship/47th
PBA World Championship/18th
 
Mike Scroggins
Tournament/Finish
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/10th
Chameleon Championship/56th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/22nd
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/32nd 
Pepsi Viper Championship/55th
PBA World Championship/16th 
 
Jack Jurek
Tournament/Finish
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/26th
Chameleon Championship/25th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/41st
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/63rd
Pepsi Viper Championship/72nd
PBA World Championship/44th
 
SUNDAY’S FINALISTS ON TV IN 2008-09
 
BOHN III
First television appearance in 2008-09
 
ALLEN
First television appearance in 2008-09
 
Scroggins
Event                                                                                                             Opp.                                       Result
2008 LAKE COUNTY INDIANA GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP         WALTER RAY WILLIAMS JR.                 L, 222-258
2008 ULTIMATE SCORING CHAMPIONSHIP                                           ROBERT SMITH                                    W, 238-205
                                                                                                            MIKE WOLFE                                       L, 204-244
JUREK
First television appearance in 2008-09
 
FINALISTS VS. EACH OTHER ON TV
 
BOHN III VS.
Allen:
-         Is 1-2 in three matches
o       Lost to Allen 213-215 at the 1993 ABC Masters in the Championship Round
o       Lost to Allen 169-218 at the 2007 Go RVing Classic in the Championship Round
o       Defeated Allen 227-217 at the 2007 Spartanburg Classic in the semifinal match
 
Scroggins:
Never faced
 
Jurek:
-         Is 1-0 in one match
o       Defeated Jurek 268-225 at the Discover Card Windy City Classic in the semifinal match
 
ALLEN VS.
Bohn III:
-         Is 2-1 in three matches
o       Defeated Bohn 215-213 at the 1993 ABC Masters in the Championship Round
o       Defeated Bohn 218-169 at the 2007 Go RVing Classic in the Championship Round
o       Lost to Bohn 217-227 at the 2007 Spartanburg Classic in the semifinal match
 
Scroggins:
            - Is 1-0 in one match
-Defeated Patrick Allen 279-198 in the championship round of the 2005 Denny’s World Championship in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Jurek:
-         Never faced
 
SCROGGINS VS.
Bohn III:
-         Never faced
 
Allen:
            - Is 0-1 in one match
-Lost to Patrick Allen 279-198 in the championship round of the 2005 Denny’s World Championship in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
 
Jurek:
            - Is 1-0 in one match
                        -Defeated Jurek 254-199 in the semifinal match of the 2008 Motel 6 Dick Weber Open in Fountain Valley, Calif.
 
JUREK VS.
Bohn III:
-         Is 0-1 in one match
Lost to Bohn 225-268at the Discover Card Windy City Classic in the semifinal match
 
Allen:
- Never faced
 
Scroggins:
            - Is 0-1 in one match
- Lost to Scroggins 199-254 in the semifinal match of the 2008 Motel 6 Dick Weber Open in Fountain Valley, Calif
 
CAREER ROLL-OFF RECORDS
(One ball, sudden-death format to break ties)
 
Bohn III            1-1
Allen               10-5
Scroggins      4-3
Jurek               3-0
 
PBA PERFECTION
2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP 300 Games (3) – Joe Bailey (Round of 64, Block 1), Ryan Shafer (Round of 32, Game 4) and Shannon O’Keefe (Women’s Series final position round)
 
So far during the 2008-09 season, there have been 41 perfect games in seven tournaments for an average of 5.8 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 Tournament               
            2008-09                   41                                 7                                           5.85
            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                                            Tournament 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. Bill O’Neill                                         105,082
  2. Brad Angelo                                      95,865
  3. Wes Malott                                         90,967
  4. ►Mike Scroggins                             82,419
5.  ►Parker Bohn III                               80,805.5
  1. Walter Ray Williams Jr.                    78,580
  2. Chris Barnes                                     72,933
  3. Sean Rash                                         70,018.5
9.   Norm Duke                                        67,308
  1. Steve Jaros                                       67,229
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      18. ►Patrick Allen                                  53,760
      21. ►Jack Jurek                         51,305
Minimum points for today included
 
2008-09 Money Leaders
1.         Norm Duke                            $61,220
2.         Brad Angelo                          $48,300
3.         Bill O’Neill                              $45,450
4.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.        $44,850
5.         Wes Malott                             $44,600
6.         Chris Barnes                         $40,720
7.         Mike Machuga                       $37,650
8.         ►Mike Scroggins                 $35,600
9.         Mike Wolfe                             $34,990
10.       ►Parker Bohn III                   $34,420
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13.       ►Patrick Allen                      $25,650
23.       ►Jack Jurek                         $18,570
Minimum money for today included
 
 
2008-09 PBA Average Leaders
1          Bill O'Neill                   226.95
2          Walter Ray Williams Jr. 226.60
3          Wes Malott                 226.15
4          ►Parker Bohn III       226.15
5          Steve Jaros             222.89
6          ►Mike Scroggins    222.58
7          Pete Weber              222.20
8          Michael Fagan          221.95
9          Tommy Delutz Jr.      221.38
10        Mika Koivuniemi       221.34
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12.       ►Patrick Allen          220.93
43.       ►Jack Jurek             215.17
 
 
2008-09 PBA Player of the Year Points
1.         Norm Duke                            24
2.         Wes Malott                             22
3.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.        20
Bill O’Neill                              20
            Brad Angelo                          20
6.         Mike Machuga                       16
            Mike Wolfe                             16
8.         ►Mike Scroggins                 14
9..        Chris Barnes                         13
10.       Steve Jaros                           10
11.       ►Parker Bohn III                   8
15.       ►Patrick Allen                      4
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                      31
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ALL-TIME PBA MONEY LEADERS
Pos.    Name                                        Earnings
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.           $4,040,316
2.         Pete Weber                              $3,257,819
3.         ►Parker Bohn III                      $2,731,837
4.         Norm Duke                               $2,663,634
5.         Brian Voss                                $2,373,828
6.         Amleto Monacelli                     $2,097,684
7.         Mike Aulby                                $2,096,060
8.         Tom Baker                                $1,781,414
9.         Marshall Holman                      $1,705,990
10.       Mark Roth                                 $1,636,006
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29.       ►Patrick Allen                         $1,142,461
33.       ►Mike Scroggins                    $1,067,579
104.    ►Jack Jurek                            $498,177
 
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                      163
2. Brian Kretzer                     140
3. Jeff Carter                          115
4. Randy Weiss                     106
5. Nathan Bohr                      86
6. Chris Loschetter               83
7. Ken Simard                       75
8. Bill O’Neill                          69
9. Dino Castillo                      63
10.Mitch Beasley                  49
 
 
THIS WEEK IN THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR NOTES
 
THE PBA IN CHEEKTOWAGA
After not hosting a stop since 1991, the Buffalo area plays host to a Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour event for the fourth consecutive season. This week marks the 29th time the Buffalo area has played host to a Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour event. At last season’s 2007-08 Etonic Championship Mike Wolfe def. Walter Ray Williams, Jr. 256-225.
 
This week will mark the 20th Tour event held at historic AMF Thruway Lanes. The center first hosted the 1974 Home Box Office Open won by future PBA Hall of Famer Dave Soutar.Since then, 12 other PBA Hall of Famers have won Tour titles in the Buffalo area. Wayne Zahn was the first future PBA Hall of Fame member to win in the area, as he took the 1964 Buffalo Open at Fair Lanes - Depew. George Pappas is the only Hall of Famer to win multiple Tour titles in the area, winning the 1970 and 1984 Buffalo Open events.

Other PBA Hall of Famers to win in the area include: Nelson Burton Jr. (1967), Bob Strampe (1968), Dick Ritger (1969), Dave Soutar (1974), Tommy Hudson (1975), Larry Laub (1978), Wayne Webb (1979), Joe Berardi (1980), Roy Buckley (1981) and Mark Roth (1987), Pete Weber (2006-07).
 
AMF Thruway Lanes is the home bowling center for PBA bowlers Liz Johnson, Brad Angelo and Joe Ciccone.
 
THE 300 CLUB
Three bowlers had perfect games this week: Joe Bailey (Round of 64 Block 1), Ryan Shafer (Round of 32 Game 4) and Shannon O’Keefe (Women’s Series position round).
 
VERSATILITY SWING
The Cheetah Championship is the fourth 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 Cheetah 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 - ??????
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14 - ??????
Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, Ore., Jan. 18, 2009 - ???????
 
THE CHEETAH 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: 36 ft.
 
Description: Cheetah measures 36 feet in length and is the shortest of the five patterns. Sometimes used on lane surfaces that are well worn, it tries to maximize the area on the lane with less wear, which is usually extremely close to the gutter. Because of this, players tend to migrate toward those spots to take advantage of the more pristine surface areas. The cheetah is exciting for its ability to allow players to make "risk-reward" decisions based on playing near the gutter. The scoring pace is normally medium to high for this pattern.
 
Scoring Pace: The 2007-08 season marked the first time that Cheetah was not the highest-scoring pattern on the PBA Tour. Despite the short length of oil and high-hooking nature, the scoring pace on this pattern fell to second place overall and third among exempt pros
 
2007-08 Averages on Cheetah:
In PBA Events:
Amateurs 193.91
Non-exempt pros 200.65
Exempt pros 217.37
In PBA Experience Leagues (average for leagues):
165.00
 
PBA Champions on Cheetah (last five seasons):
Tommy Jones (GEICO Classic, West Babylon, NY, 2007-08 season)
Wes Malott (Lumber Liquidators Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, OR, 2007-08 season)
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Great Lakes Classic, Grand Rapids, MI, 2007-08 season)
Mike Mineman (Bayer Classic, Parkersburg, WV, 2006-07 season)
Sean Rash (Beltway Classic, Baltimore, MD, 2006-07 season)
*Tony Reyes (Motor City Classic, Taylor, MI, 2006-07 season)
**Doug Kent (GEICO Classic, Cheektowaga, NY, 2005-06 season)
Brian Voss (Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Classic, Trussville, AL, 2005-06 season)
Tommy Jones (Tulsa Championship, Owasso, OK, 2005-06 season)
Amleto Monacelli (Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Open, Fairlawn, OH, 2004-05 season)
Parker Bohn III (El Paso Classic, El Paso, TX, 2004-05 season)
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Uniroyal Tire Classic, Wickliffe, OH, 2004-05 season)
Robert Smith (Odor-Eaters Open, Tucson, AZ, 2003-04 season)
*Mika Koivuniemi (Cambridge Credit Classic, Windsor Locks, CT, 2003-04 season)
Robert Smith (Banquet Open, Council Bluffs, IA, 2003-04 season)
 
*Shot 300
**In this bowling center
 
LOCAL GIRL MAKES GOOD
Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga became the first woman in PBA history to qualify for the men’s tournament while a women’s series event was taking place concurrently. She did not make the cut to the Round of 32 and finished in 46th place overall.
 
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 $1,142,461 (minimum money for today included).
 
LONG TIME, NO SEE
Three of today’s four finalists (No. 1 Parker Bohn III, No. 2 Patrick Allen and No. 4 Jack Jurek) have not made a television appearance thus far in the 2008-09 season. The only player to have appeared on television is No. 3 Mike Scroggins, who made it to the show at both the Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship and the Ultimate Scoring Championship. He has yet to have a win this season.
 
LEFT IS RIGHT
Three of today’s four finalists are left-handed (No. 1 Parker Bohn III, No. 2 Patrick Allen and No. 3 Mike Scroggins). No. 4 Jack Jurek is the only righty. Both Women’s Series finalists are right-handed as well.
 
A LONG TIME COMING
No. 4 seed Jack Jurek has bowled in 145 events since winning his first and only title on March 25, 1995. It has been 13 years, 8 months, 11 days since he has won a PBA title. In that span, he has made six television shows, with a high finish of second place (twice).
 
If Jurek wins, it will be the second-longest span between titles in PBA history, second only to Les Zikes, who went 14 years, 6 days between titles (August 24, 1969 – October 30, 1983)
 
356 DAYS OF WAITING
Parker Bohn’s last win was on December 16, 2007 (almost exactly a year ago) in Spartanburg, S.C. Also on that telecast were No. 2 seed Patrick Allen, who finished third, and No. 3 seed Mike Scroggins, who finished fifth. However, that event was contested on the Viper pattern.
 
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 this week. All five are PBA Hall of Famers and part of the PBA’s “50 Greatest.”
 
CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN'S SERIES
SUNDAY’S MATCH UP
Title Match:                         No. 1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard vs. No. 2 Stefanie Nation
 
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 2nd, 211.64 Avg.
Match Play: 7-2, Avg. 230.33
*Defeated Stefanie Nation 231-213 in final position round match
 
No. 2 Stefanie Nation
Qualified 1st, 220.50 Avg.
Match Play: 6-3, 214.11 Avg.
* Lost to Carolyn Dorin-Ballard 231-213 in final position round match
 
QUALIFYING, MATCH PLAY AND TOURNAMENT AVERAGES
Name                                        Qualifying (Rank)      Match Play                     Overall
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard                    211.64 (2)                     230.33                        218.96
Stefanie Nation                              220.50 (1)                     214.11                        218.00
 
MATCH PLAY STATISTICAL RANKS FOR ‘08 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
                  Avg.                               Strike Pct.                       Spare Pct. w/splits
Dorin-Ballard                   230.33                           60.0                                  83.78
Nation                              220.50                           54.45                                86.66
 
AVERAGES IN WINS, LOSSES
                              Wins                  Losses
Dorin-Ballard       238.14               203
Nation                   216.67               209
 
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP - MP ONLY
Name                      High Game                                       Low Game
Dorin-Ballard          289 (Gm.17)                                      168 (Gm. 16)   
Nation                      237 (Gm. 21)                                     184 (Gm. 16)
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING
Name                      High Game                                       Low Game
Dorin-Ballard          259 (Gm. 6)                                       178 (Gm. 4)
Nation                      268 (Gm. 8)                                       184 (Gm. 12)
 
2008 SEASON FINISHES
 
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard               Pepsi Viper Championship                14th         
                                                  Chameleon Championship                10th
                                                     CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship     3rd
 
Stefanie Nation                           Pepsi Viper Championship               1st
                                                                  Chameleon Championship               5th
                                                   CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship     14th
 
 
 
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
 
2008 PBA WOMEN’S SERIES POINT RANKINGS
1.         Michelle Feldman                  83,800
2.         ►Stefanie Nation                 69,900
3.         Jen Petrick                             61,000
4.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       58,800
5.         Diandra Asbaty                     52,000
6.         Missy Bellinder                      51,500
7.         Jodi Woessner                      48,800
Minimum points for today included
 
 
2008 MONEY LEADERS
1.         Michelle Feldman                  $28,200
2.         ►Stefanie Nation                 $21,300
3.         ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       $14,800
4.         Jen Petrick                             $13,200
5.         Missy Bellinder                      $12,190
6.         Jodi Woessner                      $11,700
7.         Diandra Asbaty                     $11,500
Minimum money for today included
 
2008 AVERAGE LEADERS (Min. 20 Games)
1.         Michelle Feldman                  220.88
2.         Liz Johnson                            215.09
3.         Shannon O'Keefe                  211.70
4.         Wendy Macpherson             211.64
5.         Shannon Pluhowsky 210.92
6.         Missy Bellinder                      209.96
7.         Diandra Asbaty                     209.65
8.         ►Stefanie Nation                 208.05
9.         Jennifer Petrick                     208.03
10.       Jodi Woessner                      207.75
11.       ►Carolyn Dorin-Ballard       207.3
 
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 fourth 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.
 
Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y. handily defeated Jodi Woessner of Oregon, Ohio, 199-173 to win the Chameleon Championship in Taylor, Mich. on Nov. 16, the second women’s series event. Feldman followed up her win in Taylor with a second win at the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championships last weekend in Vernon Hills, Ill. She defeated Missy Bellinder of Fullerton, Calif. 200-147.
 
Stefanie Nation, of Arlington, Texas, a veteran of last year’s inaugural PBA Women’s Series claimed her first PBA title on Nov. 2 at the Pepsi Viper Championship in Omaha, Neb., the first women’s series event, defeating Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., 225-200. Nation struck in the third through sixth frames keeping the match close. Feldman, opening in the ninth frame, enabled Nation to clinch.
 
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 Championship, Vernon Hills, IL     *Missy Bellinder
Dec. 7             Cheetah Championship, Cheektowaga, NY                      *Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
Dec. 14          Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, Baltimore, MD          ????
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 Stefanie Nation has already won an event this season, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard gains and 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.
 
LONG TIME NO SEE
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard is making her first television appearance of the 2008-09 PBA Women’s Series.
 
INFAMOUS BALL MAKES APPEARANCE THIS WEEK
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard’s husband, PBA bowler Del Ballard, Jr. created a stir this week. Ballard Jr. went into the tour’s display case to retrieve the infamous gutter ball from his 1991 showdown against Pete Weber. 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 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
 
Shannon O’Keefe bowled the first perfect game of the 2008-09 Women’s Series in the Round of 10 Position Round.
 
Season           300 Games         # of Tour.         Avg. per Tour.              
2008-09                    1                    4                          .25
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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