Belmonte and Feldman are Top Pair Heading into Match Play for PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

by Jason Thomas February 18, 2010 15:49

After earning top qualifier honors, 2008-09 PBA Rookie of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia and Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., will head a field of 16 mixed doubles teams going into Friday’s match play rounds in the PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge.

Looking for his second Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title, Belmonte led the 64-player PBA Tour men’s field with a 3,389 14-game pinfall (242 average). Belmonte, with his trademark two-handed delivery, had games of 245, 257, 258, 268, 220, 233 and 211 in Thursday’s seven-game qualifying round.

“She’s bowling great and I’m bowling great and what more can you ask for than that,” Belmonte said of his pairing with Feldman. “Michelle’s a winner, she has lots of titles so I’m looking forward to bowling with someone that has the experience she has.”

Feldman, a two-time PBA Women’s Series titlist ended Thursday’s qualifying with a 3,199 14-game overall pinfall (228 average). She had games of 258, 229, 211, 194, 258, 217 and 247 in Thursday’s qualifying round.

“The one thing we have in common is that we’re here to bowl well and try the best we can,” Feldman said. “I haven’t had a real good year so this is the last hurrah for me this season and I’m hoping we can make the best of it.”

The PBA Tour players and PBA Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM players competed in separate qualifying rounds which determined the doubles parings. Based on their qualifying ranking, the top 16 men and top 16 women are paired together to compete in Baker format match play beginning Friday. After 16 head-to-head doubles matches, the top five teams will advance to the stepladder finals. The finals format will also use the Baker format where each player will bowl five alternate frames to combine for one score.

The Mixed Doubles finals will be televised live by ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Mountain) on Sunday, Feb. 21.

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PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Field

Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Round 2 results (after 14 games)

Top 16 paired with top 16 from PBA Women’s Series Field based on qualifying order

1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,389.
2, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 3,250.
3, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,241.
4, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,237.
5, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,235.
6, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,212.
7, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 3,207.
8, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,202.
9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,197.
10, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,189.
11, Stuart Williams, England, 3,186.
12, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 3,168.
13, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 3,158.
Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 3,158.
15, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 3,137.
16, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,133.
17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,120, $2,900.
18, Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind., 3,118, $2,800.
19, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,110, $2,650.
Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, 3,110, $2,650.
21, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 3,107, $2,500.
22, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,089, $2,350.
Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,089, $2,350.
24, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 3,066, $2,200.
25, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 3,060, $2,150.
26, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 3,056, $2,100.
27, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,055, $2,050.
28, Jonathan Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 3,047, $2,000.
29, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,039, $1,950.
30, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,037, $1,875.
Tyler Jensen, Fort Worth, 3,037, $1,875.
32, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,035, $1,800.
33, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 3,029, $1,750.
34, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,026, $1,700.
35, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 3,022., $1,650.
36, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,014, $1,620.
37, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 3,008, $1,590.
38, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,003, $1,570.
39, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 3,002, $1,550.
40, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,993, $1,530.
41, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,989, $1,520.
42, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,984, $1,510.
43, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,979, $1,500.
44, Steven Badovinac, Parker, Colo., 2,971, $1,490.
45, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 2,969, $1,480.
46, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,955, $1,470.
47, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,950, $1,460.
48, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,946, $1,450.
49, George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,943, $1,440.
50, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,941, $1,430.
51, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 2,940, $1,420.
52, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,938, $1,410.
53, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,930, $1,400.
54, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 2,914, $1,400.
55, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,895, $1,400.
56, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,867, $1,400.
Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 2,867, $1,400.
58, Steven Black, Phoenix, 2,858, $1,400.
59, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,857, $1,400.
60, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,821, $1,400.
61, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,814, $1,400.
62, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 2,783, $1,400.
63, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,728, $1,400.
64, Lawrence Marquez, Lakewood, Colo., 2,528, $1,400.

PBA Women’s Series presented by BOWL.COM Field

Round 2 results (after 14 games)

1, Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 3,199.
2, Shannon Pluhowsky, Kettering, Ohio, 3,084.
3, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 3,080.
4, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 3,063.
5, Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 3,041.
6, Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,975.
7, Missy Bellinder, Lake Forest, Calif., 2,928.
8, Brenda Edwards, Mansfield, Texas, 2,927.
9, Stefanie Nation, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,923.
10, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,915.
11, Tammy Boomershine, North Ogden, Utah, 2,909.
12, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,903.
13, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,896.
14, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,882.
15, Laura Hardeman, Chula Vista, Calif., 2,871.
16, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,870.
17, Christine Bator, Warren, Mich., 2,869, $1,400.
18, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 2,855., $1,400.
19, Kathy Tribbey, Dundee, Ore., 2,847, $1,400.
20, Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 2,840, $1,400.
21, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,826, $1,400.
22, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,814, $1,400.
23, Amy Stolz, Castle Rock, Colo., 2,808, $1,400.
24, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,807, $1,400.
25, Jacqui Reese, Roseto, Pa., 2,757, $1,400.
26, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 2,746, $1,400.
27, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,741, $1,400.
28, Adrienne Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,740, $1,400.
29, Kayla Bandy, Pikeville, Ky., 2,721, $1,400.
30, Samantha Williams, Hunt Valley, Md., 2,660, $1,400.
31, Crystal Schoneman, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,636, $1,400.
32, Amanda Beck, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,629, $1,400.


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