Jones, Barnes Top Qualifying as PBA Earl Anthony Memorial Heads into Match Play

by Jason Thomas January 14, 2010 17:00

DUBLIN, Calif. – Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., momentarily slipped into second place, but fired a 288 game to regain the top qualifying position in the Professional Bowlers Association’s Earl Anthony Memorial at Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl Thursday.

Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, led the field of eight women who advanced to match play in the women’s portion of the tournament.

 

Jones, a 12-time PBA Tour winner who hasn’t won since 2008, averaged 232 for 14 games of qualifying to lead the field of 28 men into the best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play competition Friday. Jones finished with 3,249 pins. Australia’s two-handed sensation, Jason Belmonte, was second, 25 pins behind.

 

Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, was third with a 3,122 total followed by Mike Wolfe of New Albany, Ind., at 3,112 and Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, at 3,096. The top four – Jones, Belmonte, Kretzer and Wolfe – earned byes for the first round of match play.

 

Chris Barnes’ wife Lynda, who grew up in nearby Concord, Calif., and starred as a collegiate bowler at San Jose State University, averaged 208.43 to finish qualifying in the women’s event with 2,918 pins and an 18-pin edge over Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

 

Other women advancing to match play were Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev.; Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio; Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J.; Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio; Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y.

 

Lynda Barnes is bowling as a member of the PBA Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM for the first time after a lengthy and highly-successful amateur career. She advanced from seventh place after Wednesday’s opening round by calming herself from unexpected, but self-imposed pressure a day earlier.

 

“I had a better game plan today,” Barnes said. “I was a little more relaxed. I was surprised how much extra pressure I felt with my family and friends in the crowd yesterday. A lot of people came to watch me bowl. I didn’t want to let them down. It was kind of self-induced.”

 

Barnes, who left her Northern California roots in 1996 when she got married, admitted returning to the San Francisco Bay area was an emotional experience.

 

“My aunt passed away last week, so I came in a week early,” Barnes noted. “It was hard last week, but I’m kind of trying to bowl for her. There are a lot of emotions to deal with.”

 

Friday’s match play elimination rounds which will cull the fields to four men and two women for the live ESPN finals Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific).

 

The Earl Anthony Memorial is dedicated to the late superstar who was recognized as the greatest player in PBA history last January during the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration. Anthony, the first player in PBA history to earn $1 million, was a 43-time PBA Tour champion.

 

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
EARL ANTHONY MEMORIAL
Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif., Jan. 14

 

PBA TOUR SECOND ROUND (after 14 games, top 28 advance to best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play)
1, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,249
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,224
3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,122
4, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,112
5, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,096
6, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,085
7, John Nolen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 3,081
8, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,049
9, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 3,030
10, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3,015
11, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 3,014
12, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 3,002
13, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 2,997
14, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,993
15, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,989
16, (tie) Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,985
18, Stuart Williams, England, 2,984
19, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 2,974
20, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,949
21, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,945
22, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,943
23, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,941
24, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 2,940
25, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,938
26, Mika Koivuniemi, Howell, Mich., 2,934
27, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,933
28, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 2,925

 

Did not advance:
29, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 2,923, $1,600
30, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,922, $1,600
31, (tie) Tim Mack, Indianapolis, and Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,916, $1,600
33, (tie) George Lambert IV, Canada, and Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,913, $1,600
35, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,911, $1,600
36, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 2,905, $1,600
37, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,903, $1,500
38, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,898, $1,500
39, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 2,896, $1,500
40, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,894, $1,500
41, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,891, $1,500
42, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 2,885, $1,500
43, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,881, $1,500
44, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,880, $1,500
45, Ivan Miyasato, Clovis, Calif., 2,865, $1,500
46, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,863, $1,500
47, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,856, $1,500
48, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,850, $1,500
49, Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., 2,840, $1,500
50, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 2,834, $1,500
51, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,829, $1,500
52, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,823, $1,500
53, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 2,819, $1,500
54, Steven Black, Phoenix, 2,808, $1,500
55, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 2,796, $1,400
56, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 2,789, $1,400
57, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,779, $1,400
57, Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, 2,779, $1,400
59, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,752, $1,400
60, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,722, $1,400
61, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 2,692, $1,400
62, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,689, $1,400
63, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,659, $1,400
64, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., withdrew, $1,400

 

PBA WOMEN’S SERIES PRESENTED BY BOWL.COM
SECOND ROUND (after 14 games, top 8 advance to best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play)
1, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,918
2, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,900
3, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,838
4, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,822
5, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,813
6, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 2,808
7, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,794
8, Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 2,781

 

Did not advance:
9, (tie) Amanda Beck, Patchogue, N.Y., and Tammy Boomershine, North Ogden, Utah, 2,779, $1,400
11, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 2,766, $1,400
12, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,641, $1,400
13, Tina Stickney, Chandler, Ariz., 2,635, $1,400
14, Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 2,613, $1,400
15, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 2,602, $1,400
16, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,593, $1,400
17, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,591, $1,400
18, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,538, $1,400
19, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 2,458, $1,400
20, Renae Gross, North Port, Fla., 2,257, $1,400


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