Brian Himmler is Top Qualifier in Don Johnson Buckeye State Eliminator PBA TQR

by PBA Editor March 2, 2009 19:00
Brian Himmler of Cincinnati rolled an 1,862 eight-game pinfall (232.7 average) to top a field of 84 non-exempt bowlers Tuesday competing for seven berths in the PBA Don Johnson Buckeye State Eliminator at Sequoia Pro Bowl.
 
Other bowlers moving on to the Round of 64 were: Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 1,816; 2009 USBC Masters champion John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,809; Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 1,808; Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,791; Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 1,785 and the top non-member Richard Jones of Bedford, Ohio, 1,665.
 
The Round of 64 will begin by bowling a seven-game block on Thursday after which the field will be cut to 33 players who will advance to two additional rounds on Friday. After the Round of 33, the field will be cut to 16 players who will compete in elimination rounds on Saturday to determine the four remaining players for the finals.
 
For the Eliminator Rounds, bowlers will be grouped in foursomes based on 21-game pinfall. Each elimination round will consist of two games with the lowest two-game pinfall in each group eliminated from the tournament. For the ESPN finals, which will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern, four players bowl one game on the same pair with the low scorer eliminated and so on until the final two bowl to decide the winner.
 
In addition to the new format, the bowlers will have to navigate through the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour’s demanding Viper and Scorpion lane conditions. In the elimination rounds, bowlers will bowl on Viper on the right lane and the Scorpion on the left lane which will put a premium on making lane adjustments.
 
 
Don Johnson Buckeye State Eliminator
Sequoia Pro Bowl, Columbus, Ohio
PBA Tour Qualifying Round Results (8 games)
*Indicates top non-member advancing to Round of 64
 
1, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 1,862
2, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 1,816
3, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,809
4, Jonathan Van Hees, Newport, R.I., 1,808
5, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,791
6, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 1,785
7, P.J. Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 1,758, $1,000
8, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,748, $800
9, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,735, $600
10, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 1,731, $500
11, George Lambert IV, Canada, 1,717, $400
12, Robert Flunder IV, Toledo, Ohio, 1,692, $380
13, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 1,689, $370
14, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,686, $360
15, Dan Higgins Jr., Westerville, Ohio, 1,676, $350
16, Bruce Falcon, Bay City, Mich., 1,675, $340
17, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,673, $330
18, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 1,672, $320
19, Richard Jones Jr., Bedford, Ohio, 1,665*
20, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 1,661, $310
21, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,658, $150
21, Chuck Tompkins, Columbus, Ohio, 1,658, $150
23, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,655
24, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,653
25, Stephen Haas, Enola, Pa., 1,648
26, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,642
27, Jason Stolfer, Wilmington, N.C., 1,640
28, Ed Carter, Akron, Ohio, 1,639
29, Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,634
30, Bill Burns, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1,626
31, Chris Wimpey, Aurora, Colo., 1,610
32, Chad Morris, Piqua, Ohio, 1,586
33, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 1,576
34, Robert Brownie, Columbus, Ohio, 1,571
35, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,569
35, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,569
37, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 1,567
38, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.V., 1,561
39, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 1,560
40, Sean Johnson, Moundsville, W.Va., 1,558
41, Charlie Whiteman, New Cumberland, W.V., 1,543
42, Randy McWilliams, Wellston, Ohio, 1,541
43, Lacey Moore III, Columbus, Ohio, 1,520
44, Jeff Miller, Columbus, Ohio, 1,518
45, Humberto Vazquez, San Pedro, Mexico, 1,515
46, Nick Kokenos, St Clair Shores, Mich., 1,513
47, Gary Zwiezinski, Elyria, Ohio, 1,512
48, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 1,504
48, Gregory Krumnow, Vickery, Ohio, 1,504
50, Justin Paliswat, Shadyside, Ohio, 1,503
51, Paul Sedar, Parma Heights, Ohio, 1,500
52, Donald Stewart Jr., Zanesville, Ohio, 1,493
53, Curtis Foss, Medina, N.Y., 1,492
54, Marty Cheeseman, New Albany, Ohio, 1,490
55, James Erlenbach, Glenford, Ohio, 1,485
55, Dave Niederhauser, Essex, Md., 1,485
57, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,483
58, Danny Burt, Washington, Pa., 1,481
59, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,478
60, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,474
60, Jason Payne, Niles, Mich., 1,474
62, Mike Moore, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 1,467
63, Rory Kalanquin, Davison, Mich., 1,457
63, Richard Lee Stevens Jr., Zanesville, Ohio, 1,457
65, Tristan Bittner, Willoughby, Ohio, 1,432
66, Gary Hughes, Lancaster, Ohio, 1,430
67, Kevin Landis, Baltimore, Ohio, 1,424
68, Michael Craig, Columbus, Ohio, 1,421
69, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 1,420
70, Mark Stambaugh, Cardington, Ohio, 1,411
71, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 1,380
72, Jeremy Sharpe, Niles, Mich., 1,366
73, Terry Kern, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., 1,362
73, Oray Nicolai, Reston, Va., 1,362
75, George Steele, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,360
76, Dustin Dolbee, Danville, Ill., 1,355
77, Michael Petraglia, Connellsville, Pa., 1,335
78, Ronnie Montgomery, Bedford Heights, Ohio, 1,325
79, Kyle Dryden, Kent, Ohio, 1,315
80, Jeffrey Sigler, Columbus, Ohio, 1,300
81, Jason Schneider, Hillard, Ohio, 1,285
82, Chris Clark, Owensville, Ohio, 1,250
83, Micaiah Lambright, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1,228
84, Rodger Cooper, Grove City, Ohio, 1,225
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