Loschetter fires into lead at USBC Masters

by Jason Thomas February 10, 2010 15:32

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

RENO, Nev. - Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, played a part of the lane most of the other players in the field were avoiding Wednesday night as he took the overall lead after 10 games at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

Loschetter decided to play the outside part of the lane, while a majority of his competitors chose to play a deep inside line. The decision worked as Loschetter moved into the lead with a total of 2,343, an average of 234.3, at the National Bowling Stadium.

"I had a good look in practice today playing out, so that's where I stayed the whole block," Loschetter said. "I felt like if I played them a little straighter then the transition out there was a little more manageable."

With a big lead, Loschetter is already looking ahead to match play. The top 67 players after Wednesday advanced to a final five-game qualifying block Thursday morning. The top 63 players will then join defending champion John Nolen in the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Thursday afternoon.

"The key is not to focus on what I've done in qualifying," Loschetter said. "I have to keep an open mind in match play. I have a good ball reaction, so it's really all mental at this point."

Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, fired 289 in the fourth game Wednesday and sits in second place, 14 pins behind Loschetter. Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, is third, 57 pins back, while two-hander Jason Belmonte of Australia sits in fourth, 58 pins off the pace.

Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, Fla., led the first squad of the day but dropped to fifth overall, trailing Loschetter by 75 pins. Allen, who was second after qualifying at last year's Masters, said the real focus is when the tournament reaches match play.

"I qualified second heading into match play last year and then lost my first two matches and was out," Allen said. "Nobody really remembers what you do at this point. It's all about getting to the next round."

Colombia's Andres Gomez fired the tournament's first perfect game, connecting on 12 consecutive strikes in the fourth game Wednesday. Gomez is 13th, 126 pins off the lead.

At the end of 10 games, two players tied for 67th place and had a one-game roll-off for the final spot in Thursday's final five-game block. Daniel Miyamoto of Mililani, Hawaii, defeated George Lambert IV of Canada, 268-215, to advance.

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2010 USBC MASTERS
At National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev.
Wednesday's results

QUALIFYING ROUND 2
(10 games)

1, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,343.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,329.
3, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,286.
4, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,285.
5, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,268.
6, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,261.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,258.
7, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,258.
9, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,251.
10, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,240.
11, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,236.
12, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,220.
13, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,217.
14, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,214.
15, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,209.
16, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,207.
17, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 2,202.
18, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 2,189.
19, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 2,184.
19, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,184.
21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,181.
22, Andrew Loose, Chicago, 2,178.
23, Derek Eoff, Arlington, Texas, 2,174.
24, David Langer, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 2,171.
25, Dan Bock, Albert Lea, Minn., 2,170.
26, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 2,168.
26, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 2,168.
28, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,165.
29, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,164.
30, Rick Bell, Clinton, Utah, 2,163.
31, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,162.
32, Ronnie Horton, Christiansburg, Va., 2,161.
33, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 2,160.
34, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,158.
35, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 2,153.
36, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 2,150.
37, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,146.
38, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,145.
39, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,139.
40, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,137.
41, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 2,136.
42, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,134.
43, Tony Yarbrough, Rogersville, Mo., 2,133.
44, Jonathan Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,125.
45, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,124.
45, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 2,124.
47, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,120.
47, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,120.
49, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,117.
50, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 2,114.
51, Erik Vermilyea, Mansfield, Texas, 2,111.
52, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,109.
53, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,104.
54, James Krafft, Eagle River, Alaska, 2,101.
55, Bob Aleksinski, Hillsboro, Ore., 2,099.
56, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,096.
57, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 2,094.
58, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,092.
59, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,090.
60, George Brooks, Loveland, Colo., 2,088.
61, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,082.
62, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 2,078.
63, Paul Bober, Morton Grove, Ill., 2,077.
64, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,072.
65, Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 2,064.
65, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 2,064.
67, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 2,063.
(Miyamoto defeated George Lambert IV, 268-215, to advance)

DID NOT ADVANCE

68, George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,063.
69, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,062.
70, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 2,061.
71, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 2,057.
71, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,057.
73, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,056.
73, Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, 2,056.
75, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 2,054.
75, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,054.
75, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,054.
78, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,053.
79, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 2,051.
80, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 2,049.
81, Tony Campagna Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn., 2,046.
82, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 2,043.
83, Joe Lipan, Sheridan, Ore., 2,042.
83, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,042.
85, Jason Price, Grand Island, Neb., 2,041.
85, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,041.
87, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,040.
87, Jim Rogers, Brick, N.J., 2,040.
89, Brian Sumner, Essex Jct., Vt., 2,039.
90, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 2,038.
90, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,038.
92, Frank DeRemer, Lacey, Wash., 2,037.
92, Laura Fonnegra, Colombia, 2,037.
94, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,033.
94, Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., 2,033.
94, Stoney Brown, Vancouver, Wash., 2,033.
97, Bernard Factora, Hercules, Calif., 2,032.
97, Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., 2,032.
99, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 2,031.
100, Jason Lower, Scappoose, Ore., 2,027.
100, Chad M. Hall, Salt Lake City, 2,027.
102, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 2,022.
102, Matt Smallin, Minot, N.D., 2,022.
104, Jeff Vainauskas, Oak Forest, Ill., 2,015.
105, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,013.
106, Chris Hans, Richmond, Va., 2,010.
106, Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 2,010.
108, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,009.
109, Donald Barry Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2,006.
110, Robert Gotchall, Lincoln, Neb., 2,004.
111, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,003.
112, Chad Nelson, Owatonna, Minn., 2,002.
112, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 2,002.
114, Brian Huther, Madison, Ala., 2,001.
114, Tim Pfeifer, Cranberry Twp., Pa., 2,001.
116, Walter Schaub II, Schaumburg, Ill., 2,000.
117, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,999.
118, Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 1,998.
119, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,995.
120, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,994.
121, Paul Fleming, Fort. Worth, Texas, 1,993.
122, Russ Wilson, Lawrence, Kan., 1,991.
123, Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,990.
124, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,989.
125, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,988.
126, Tracy Teeters, Albany, Ore., 1,987.
127, Don Allen III, Vancouver, Wash., 1,984.
128, Guy Caminsky, South Africa, 1,983.
128, Amanda Beck, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,983.
130, Craig Hanson, Orlando, Fla, 1,982.
131, Matt McNiel, Chanhassen, Minn., 1,981.
132, Thomas Ault Jr., Portland, Ore., 1,979.
133, Brett Wolfe, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,978.
134, Bill Campbell, Loveland, Colo., 1,973.
135, David O'Sullivan, Orlando, Fla, 1,972.
136, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,970.
137, Scot Archabal, Boise, Idaho, 1,965.
137, Scott Vanderlick, Sacramento, Calif., 1,965.
139, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,963.
139, Stuart Williams, England, 1,963.
141, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,962.
141, Andrew Horodecki, Jackson, Mich., 1,962.
143, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,959.
144, John Lee, Mundelein, Ill., 1,955.
145, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,953.
146, Mark Burkenbine, Rolla, Mo., 1,952.
147, Michael Hansell, Broken Arrow, Okla., 1,951.
147, Rob Edwards, Vancouver, Wash., 1,951.
149, Zack Jellsey, Moreno Valey, Calif., 1,949.
150, Mike Deckelman, Lewes, Del., 1,948.
151, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,946.
152, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,943.
153, Frank Gallo Jr., Cape Carteret, N.C., 1,940.
154, J.R. Raymond, Belleville, Ill., 1,939.
155, Ryogo Tsurumi, Japan, 1,934.
156, Jamie Beeson, Muncie, Ind., 1,931.
157, Mike Divis, Gillette, Wyo., 1,928.
158, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,924.
158, Steven Black, Phoenix, 1,924.
160, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 1,922.
161, Dean Buchanan Jr., Snohomish, Wash., 1,921.
162, Ron Hosler, Denver, 1,920.
163, Alex Holan, North Pole, Alaska, 1,919.
163, Ryon Collins, Richmond, Va., 1,919.
165, Adam Ahmad, Shoreline, Wash., 1,917.
165, Theo Douthit, Phoenix, 1,917.
167, Chris Martinez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,915.
168, Jason Griffin, Kenosha, Wis., 1,912.
169, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,908.
169, Derek Gregory, Sonora, Calif., 1,908.
171, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,907.
171, Ed Smaglik, Flagstaff, Ariz., 1,907.
173, Frankie May, West Reading, Pa., 1,906.
173, Ivan Yee, San Francisco, 1,906.
173, Andrew Ueland, Fresno, Calif., 1,906.
176, Matt Langolf, Port Huron, Mich., 1,903.
177, Rodrick Baird, Meadville, Pa., 1,898.
178, Victor Meyerhoff, San Francisco, 1,895.
178, Mike Keily, Lakewood, Colo., 1,895.
180, Dan Tarrant, Fair Oaks, Calif., 1,894.
180, Miguel Lopez, Peoria, Ariz., 1,894.
182, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 1,881.
183, Ronald Kish, Minneapolis, 1,880.
184, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,879.
184, Marvin Nezvensky Jr, Pueblo, Colo., 1,879.
186, Isom Hawes III, East Point, Ga., 1,878.
187, Kenny McPartlin, Reno, Nev., 1,877.
187, Steven Smith, San Diego, 1,877.
189, Wayne Richards, Fernley, Nev., 1,876.
190, Alan Chetister Jr., Marietta, Ga., 1,875.
191, Joe Branco, Hilmar, Calif., 1,874.
192, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,873.
192, Evan Nash, Kennewick, Wash., 1,873.
194, Mike Armstrong Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 1,872.
195, Bill Green, Westfield, Mass., 1,869.
196, Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 1,868.
196, Shawn Steinmetz, Greeley, Colo., 1,868.
196, Shigeyuki Mizuno, Japan, 1,868.
199, Will Perry, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,865.
199, Craig Monistere, Clinton, Miss., 1,865.
201, Mark Eggleton, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,864.
201, Houston Rabenberg, Gillette, Wyo., 1,864.
203, Matthew Joyce, Nicholasville, Ky., 1,863.
204, Chris Baker, Birmingham, Ala., 1,862.
205, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 1,860.
206, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,858.
207, David Romero, Colombia, 1,854.
208, Joe Romero, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,853.
208, Dylan Kubuchi, Sacramento, Calif., 1,853.
210, Jason Stadler, Cherry Hill, N.J., 1,851.
211, Robert Lee, Tokyo, 1,845.
211, David Pavilack, Hollywood, Fla., 1,845.
213, Jeff Germann, Wheeling, W.Va., 1,844.
214, Joseph Faulkner, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,842.
215, Joe Goldstein Sr., Hayward, Calif., 1,841.
216, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,840.
217, Chris Gulliford, Redding, Calif., 1,839.
218, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 1,834.
218, Luis Rodriguez, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1,834.
220, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,833.
221, Robert Zakowski, Findlay, Ill., 1,827.
222, Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 1,825.
223, Tony Ferguson, Brush Prairie, Wash., 1,824.
224, Cody Griffin, Kenosha, Wis., 1,809.
225, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 1,806.
226, Daniel Short, Country Club Hills, Ill., 1,798.
227, Pera Limtrakul, Gaithersburg, Md., 1,794.
228, Duane Bird, Oroville, Calif., 1,793.
229, Glen Paulsen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,789.
230, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,788.
230, Ryan Yelle, South Easton, Mass., 1,788.
232, Chris Guidry, Billings, Mont., 1,779.
233, Matthew Kalkowski, Chico, Calif., 1,777.
234, Claudio Lopez, Birmingham, Mich., 1,775.
235, Kristen Eggleton, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,768.
236, Paul Bloemer, Grafton, Wis., 1,766.
237, Joseph Hinkle, Citrus Hts., Calif., 1,765.
238, Jeffery Mendonca, Atwater, Calif., 1,764.
239, Lou Bailoni Jr., Hudson, Pa., 1,763.
240, Bobby Hartshorn, Oroville, Calif., 1,757.
241, Tom Marlow, Lemoore, Calif., 1,754.
242, Terry Huston, Scotts Bluff, Neb., 1,750.
243, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 1,747.
243, Elliott Morris, Sun Valley, Nev., 1,747.
245, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 1,742.
246, Kenneth Boxerman, Carol Stream, Ill., 1,738.
247, Raymond Howard, Paradise, Calif., 1,734.
248, Bryan Martinson, Lakeland, Fla., 1,724.
249, Reggie Chester, Spring, Texas, 1,719.
250, Bryan Williams, Plumas Lake, Calif., 1,717.
251, Vince DeFranco, Chicago, 1,700.
252, James Scimone, Anaheim, Calif., 1,694.
253, Kenneth Zaccaro, Chico, Calif., 1,674.
254, Russ Hunt, Walla Walla, Wash., 1,672.
255, Derek James, Wyandanch, N.Y., 1,666.
256, Adam James, Redmond, Wash., 1,662.
257, Tom Gavron, Chicago Park, Calif., 1,648.
258, George Degenhardt, Glendale, Ariz., 1,644.
259, Tim LeVine, Lancaster, Calif., 1,635.
260, Kevin Brandt, Goodyear, Ariz., 1,627.
261, Cory Henderson, Oroville, Calif., 1,616.
262, Justin Bautista, Pleasanton, Calif., 1,582.
263, Charles Fick, Vancouver, Wash., 1,570.
264, Dean Simpson, Peoria, Ariz., 1,524.
265, Jason Watson, Duckwater, Nev., 1,470.
266, Wayne Puckett, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,434.
267, Eric Boughton, Rio Linda, Calif., 839.


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