Rash Maintains Lead Heading into Bayer Viper Open Final Qualifying Round

by Jerry Schneider November 5, 2011 08:23

LAS VEGAS – After today’s A and B squads, four-time PBA Tour champion Sean Rash topped a field of 16 players who advanced to this evening’s final six-game qualifying round of the PBA Bayer Viper Open at the South Point Bowling Center.

Rash took the early lead in today’s A squad with a 1,976 eight-game pinfall (247 average) with games of 247, 222, 220, 205, 279, 234, 290 and 279.

“The Viper is a pretty good condition for me — it’s consistent and I bowled well on it last year,” said Rash, a four-time PBA Tour titlist. “I don’t think I’ve made a (Tour) show on it but I’ve won a regional on it and I qualified third here last year.”

After the 14 games of qualifying have been completed, the top four players will advance to the Bayer Viper Open ESPN television finals which will be taped at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at South Point.

“It’s like a sprint,” Rash added. “It’ll be 16 players who bowled well all day and who will need to keep the intensity level high down the stretch.”

Dom Barrett of England is in second with a 1,923 pinfall and leads five international players who advanced to the top 16. The other international players advancing were Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, sixth; Stuart Williams, also of England, seventh; Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, eighth, and Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 14th.

Last year’s Viper Open winner Bill O’Neill made the cut in 12th place.

The Bayer Viper Open qualifying round is the opening event of the 2011-12 PBA Tour season, and the first leg in the PBA World Championship. In addition to competing for a spot in the Viper Championship eliminator finals, all PBA World Series of Bowling competitors will bowl three more eight-game qualifying rounds on the PBA’s Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark tournaments over the next three days to qualify for the PBA World Championship cashers round.

The top 16 players after 40 games will advance to the World Championship ESPN-taped divisional finals scheduled for Nov. 19 starting at 10:30 a.m.

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Qualifying results after eight games. Top 16 advanced to final six-game qualifying round.

1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,976.

2, Dom Barrett, England, 1,923.

3, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,921.

4, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 1,916.

5, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,892.

6, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 1,891.

7, Stuart Williams, England, 1,889.

8, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,879.

9, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 1,872.

10, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,867.

11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,863.

12, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,845.

13, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,844.

14, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 1,837.

15, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,827.

16, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,823.

 

Failed to advance to Round of 16

17, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,820, $1,300.

18, (TIE) Billy Rogers, Dallas, and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,817, $1,225.

20, Siu Hong Wu, Hong Kong, 1,814, $1,150.

21, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,811, $1,110.

21, Andy Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,811, $1,110.

23, (TIE) Clara Guerrero, Colombia, and Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 1,810, $1,085.

25, (TIE) Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, and James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,804, $1,065.

27, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,800, $1,050.

28, (TIE) Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., and Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,799, $1,035.

30, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,798, $1,020.

31, Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, 1,795, $1,010.

32, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,788, $1,000.

33, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,787.

34, John DeBenedetta Jr., Las Vegas, 1,786.

35, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,781.

36, Adrian Anderson, Roseburg, Ore., 1,776.

37, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 1,774.

38, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,768.

39, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 1,764.

40, (TIE) Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., and Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,762.

42, (TIE) Ray Eddy III, Saginaw, Mich., and Yong-Jin Gu, South Korea, 1,761.

44, (TIE) Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,759.

46, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,758.

47, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 1,757.

48, (TIE) Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., and Antonio Medina, Louisville, Ky., 1,756.

50, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,754.

51, Joshua McBride, Wichita, Kan., 1,753.

52, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,752.

53, (TIE) Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,751.

56, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,748.

57, Floyd Raymond, Gaylord, Mich., 1,743.

58, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,739.

59, (TIE) Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, and Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,737.

61, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,731.

62, (TIE) David Haynes, Las Vegas, and Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,727.

64, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,726.

65, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,724.

66, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,722.

67, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,721.

68, Paul Moor, England, 1,720.

69, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,718.

70, (TIE) Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., and Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,717.

72, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,716.

73, Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 1,715.

74, Ji-Hyun Cha, South Korea, 1,713.

75, (TIE) Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,712.

77, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,708.

78, (TIE) Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., and Joseph Hostetler, Minerva, Ohio, 1,706.

80, Billy Rohde, Marietta, Ga., 1,705.

81, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Il., 1,704.

82, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,701.

83, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,700.

84, Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 1,694.

85, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,693.

86, (TIE) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., and John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,692.

89, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,691.

90, John Furey, East Windsor, N.J., 1,689.

91, (TIE) Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,687.

93, (TIE) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,685.

93, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,685.

95, (TIE) Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., and Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,684.

97, (TIE) Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,682.

99, Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 1,674.

100, (TIE) Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., and Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,673.

102, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.V., 1,670.

103, (TIE) Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, and Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,668.

105, (TIE) Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., and Frank Guccione, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,662.

107, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,661.

108, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,660.

109, Richard Horsley, Morrisville, N.C., 1,658.

110, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,657.

111, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1,656.

112, (TIE) Kyung-Shin Park, South Korea, and Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,655.

114, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,652.

115, Kenneth Bland Jr., Germany, 1,646.

116, Erik Andersin, Sweden, 1,645.

117, Chris Hayden, Las Vegas, 1,641.

118, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,639.

119, Matthew Thornton, Montgomery, Ill., 1,636.

120, Robert Piroozshad, Ranch Santa Margarita, Calif., 1,635.

121, (TIE) Chuck Tillson, Rohnert Park, Calif., Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and

Jake Peters, Decatur, Ill., 1,634.

124, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,632.

125, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 1,628.

126, Kasey Normandin, Canada, 1,626.

127, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,625.

128, Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., 1,621.

129, Mike Armstrong Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 1,618.

130, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,617.

131, (TIE) Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Juhani Tonteri, Finland, 1,615.

133, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,609.

134, Adam Monks, San Diego, 1,608.

135, (TIE) Sean Mamlok, San Jose, Calif., and Krzysztof Olesinski, Poland, 1,606.

137, Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 1,605.

138, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,599.

139, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 1,597.

140, Masoud Saberi, Bahrain, 1,595.

141, (TIE) Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, and Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 1,592.

143, (TIE) Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,591.

145, Eric Malone, Brewster, N.Y., 1,590.

146, Mohammed Al Swawoosh, Bahrain, 1,589.

147, (TE) Paola Gomez, Colombia, and Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,586.

149, Jeff Toyne, Columbia, S.C., 1,585.

150, Chris Cundiff, Lake Station, Ind., 1,584.

151, (TIE) Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., and Jerry Johnson Jr., Las Vegas, 1,581.

153, (TIE) Brett Cooper, Fort Worth, Texas, and Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,580.

155, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,579.

156, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 1,576.

157, (TIE) Tony Campagna Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn., and Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 1,572.

159, Santiago Garcia, Colombia, 1,569.

160, (TIE) Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., and Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,567.

162, Fawaz Abdullah, Bahrain, 1,565.

163, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,564.

164, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,562.

165, Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 1,559.

166, David Peterson, Plano, Texas, 1,557.

167, Mahd Assad, Bahrain, 1,553.

168, Isaac Amkie Amkie, Mexico, 1,552.

169, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,545.

170, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Valley Stream, N.Y., 1,538.

171, Jong Soo Park, South Korea, 1,532.

172, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,531.

173, (TIE) Jaime Monroy, Colombia, and Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 1,508.

175, Bubba Harrison, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,505.

176, (TIE) Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., and Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,499.

178, Mathias Arup, Sweden, 1,493.

179, Mark Fennell, Seattle, 1,492.

180, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,485.

181, Toni Palermaa, Finland, 1,477.

182, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,476.

183, Chuck Galaviz, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,475.

184, Adam James, Redmond, Wash., 1,473.

185, Dwight Tincher, Perris, Calif., 1,461.

186, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 1,452.

187, Travis Thomas, Lumberton, N.C., 1,450.

188, Robert McBride, Plano, Texas, 1,436.

189, Chris Helton, Fountain, Colo., 1,427.

190, Rickey Smith, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 1,426.

191, Jim Horan, Oakley, Calif., 1,418.

192, Kevin Prior, Allen, Texas, 1,407.

193, Will Wells, New Zealand, 1,403.

194, Courtney Miller, Charleston, S.C., 1,402.

195, Frank Boyer, Lebanon, Pa, 1,401.

196, Hameed Taqi, Bahrain, 1,381.

197, Sam Grihm, Portland, Ore., 1,379.

198, Mathew Tabor, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1,369.

199, David Meadows, Houston, 1,362.

200, Miroslaw Pajak, Poland, 1,356.

201, Don Mathey, Turlock, Calif., 1,323.

202, Jorge Tello, Colombia, 1,304.

203, Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,294.

204, Tyler Johnson, Surprise, Ariz., 1,206.

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