Bill O’Neill, PA, who is having a brilliant year, is the Harry Smith Point Leader
with 133,313 points. Koivuniemi is second with 124,517 points.
This week’s Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship at AMF Thruway Lanes in
Cheektowaga, NY, is the final points event prior to the new Dick Weber PBA
Playoffs at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis March 8-13. The top six in points at
the end of the Plastic Ball Championship will receive three “byes” in the unique PBA Playoffs event. In addition to O’Neill and Koivuniemi, Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Sean Rash and Jason Belmonte are in the top six in points.
The next six players in points will earn two “byes” in the PBA Playoffs. Norm
Duke, Mike DeVaney, Dan MacLelland, Michael Haugen Jr., Osku Palermaa and Wes Malott are in the lead for those spots. Players ranking 13-18 in points will
earn one bye in the Playoffs. Tom Smallwood, Mike Fagan, Pete Weber, Ryan
Shafer, Ronnie Russell and Scott Norton held those spots heading into the Mark
Roth event, with Ritchie Allen and Lonnie Waliczek next in line.
The top 72 in Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour points are guaranteed spots in the PBA Playoffs. For a complete points list and other stats as of Feb. 27, visit pba.com and click on the “statistics” tab.