Monday, May 26, 2014

Parker Bohn III Sets USBC 8-Game Series Record in PBA Northwest Region Win

On his way to winning his 21st PBA Regional title Sunday May 21st in Puyallup, WA, PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, NJ, rolled the highest eight-game series in United States Bowling Congress (USBC) history.
Bohn rolled games of 267, 278, 300, 300, 289, 258, 279 and 258 for a 2,229 series in the round-robin match play portion of the PBA Chevrolet Northwest Open at Daffodil Bowl. He averaged 278.62 in breaking the USBC overall record of 2,203 set by women’s hall of famer Tish Johnson in Panorama City, CA, in 1990. Bohn said he had one open frame in the series – an unconverted 7-10 split – and actually lost one of his eight matches.
The series is certified by USBC under the PBA’s blanket-certification program, but PBA scoring records involve PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour events only; the PBA doesn’t track records for regional competition. The PBA Tour 8-game record is the oldest scoring record remaining in the PBA record book: a 2,165 bowled by the late Billy Hardwick in the 1968 Japan Cup.
Bohn, who was in the area on a business trip, used his stunning series to run away from Blaine Weninger of Happy Valley, OR, by 469 pins for the Puyallup title, finishing with a 16-game total of 4,495 pins, including match play bonus pins.
In the companion PBA50 U.S. Foods Northwest Open at Daffodil Bowl, Bob Davidson of Mountlake Terrace, WA, went 4-2 in match play and knocked down 3,601 total pins for 14 games to top Kurt Bogner of Longview, WA, for his first PBA50 Northwest title. Bogner had a 4-2 match play record and 3,427 pins.

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