Saturday, March 21, 2009

Go RVing Match Play Championship

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)’s all-time win leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. and
reigning PBA Player of the Year
Chris Barnes are among four surviving players after Friday’s
elimination rounds
in the
Go RVing Match Play Championship at Norwich Bowling and Entertainment

In a showdown between two of the PBA’s all-time greats, Williams, of Ocala, Fla., defeated Norm
Duke of Clermont, Fla., 4-0, in the best-of-seven games
Round of 8 match. Williams, who entered
the eliminations as the No. 5 seed is
PBA’s all-time win leader with 45 Tour victories and No. 4 seed
Duke ranks tied
for fifth all-time with 32 victories.

In three other Round of 8 matches Friday, Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, defeated Andrew Cain of
Scottsdale, Ariz., 4-0, Mike Wolfe of New Albany, Ind., defeated
Billy Oatman of Chicago, 4-0, and
Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, defeated Brad
Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., 4-2.

Williams, Barnes, Loschetter and Wolfe will now enter the semifinals which will take place on Saturday
beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern with coverage on Xtra Frame,
the PBA’s online video service. The live
ESPN-final match for the Go RVing Match
Play Championship will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m.
Eastern. Both the
semifinals and the live ESPN finals will feature three-game total pinfall matches.

The final leg of the PBA Tour’s five-event “Extreme Swing” also involves the pressure of earning
points to qualify for the GEICO PBA Team Shootout hosted by
Six Flags, scheduled for June in
Jackson, N.J. The top eight in Extreme Swing
points will earn spots in that special event.

The winner earns a first prize of $25,000 and a one-year exemption on the Lumber
Liquidators PBA Tour.

Go RVing Match Play Championship
Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center – Norwich, Conn.
Round of 8 – Losers Eliminated, Earnings
#5 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. #4 Norm Duke ($4,100), Clermont, Fla., 4-0
#16 Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, def. #8 Brad Angelo ($4,100), Lockport, N.Y., 4-2
#23 Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., def. #15 Billy Oatman ($4,200), Chicago, 4-0
#3 Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, def. #11 Andrew Cain ($4,100), Scottsdale, Ariz., 4-0

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