Thursday, April 29, 2010

Webb Wins PBA Senior Columbus Open

In a championship match that featured two Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famers, Wayne Webb defeated Mark Williams 264-253 Tuesday to win the PBA Senior Columbus Open at HP Lanes.
Striking in the first four frames, Webb held a commanding lead in the fourth 
frame but let Williams back in the match after throwing a 3-6-7-10 split in the 
fifth frame which he failed to convert. Williams, of Beaumont, TX, went on to 
throw eight consecutive strikes to finish the match but Webb was able to get 
back on track and finished with seven consecutive strikes to pull out the win.

The win gave Webb his third career Senior Tour title to go along with his 2008 
and 2009 Senior U.S. Open titles, and came after finishing second in last week’s 
season-opening Senior Dayton Classic.

“I had him by 25 or 30 pins early in the match and I was disappointed I gave him 
an opportunity to get back into it,” said the 52-year-old Webb. “Fortunately I 
was able to answer Mark’s strikes. If you give someone like Mark an opening like 
that chances are it’s not going to turn out the way you want it to.”

In the semifinals, Webb defeated Hall of Famer Dave Soutar of Bradenton, FL, 
258-212, and Williams defeated Tom Carter of Rockford, IL, 245-206, to advance 
to the championship match. Soutar has now competed in a record 233 career 
Senior Tour events.

Webb, also a 20-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist, recently moved to 
Columbus to open Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Because of his commitments to the 
center he does not plan to bowl again until the PBA Senior U.S. Open and United 
States Bowling Congress Senior Masters tournaments in Las Vegas in June.

“I’d love nothing better than to keep bowling out here especially with how well 
I’m bowling right now,” but my immediate priority is the bowling center,” Webb 

Several Senior Tour scoring records were broken in the tournament.

Reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska set 
new marks for 16-game qualifying pinfall with 4,243, eight-game qualifying 
pinfall with 2,160, and most 300 games in a tournament by an individual with 
three. Nineteen 300 games were bowled in the tournament breaking the previous 
record of 17.

Tom Baker and Larry Graybeal, who tied for the final match play qualifying spot, 
set the 32nd place cut score record of 3,717 for 16 games.

Final-day coverage of the Senior Columbus Open was streamed live on’s 
Xtra Frame video service.

HP Lanes, Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday

Championship match
Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio ($8,000) def. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 
($4,500), 264-253

Semifinal Round (losers earn $3,000)
Wayne Webb def. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 258-212
Mark Williams def. Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 245-206

Round of 8 (best-of-three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
Soutar def. Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2-1
Webb def. Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 2-1
Williams def. Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 2-0
Carter def. Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 2-0

Round of 16 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each) 
Harvey def. Ron Mohr, Eagle, River, Alaska, 3-2
Soutar def. Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3-0
Freeman def. David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3-0
Webb def. Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-1
Williams def. Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3-1
Sharp def. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.,3-0
Carter def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3-2
Brazeau def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-1
Round of 24 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,150 each)
Harvey def. Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3-0.
Soutar def. Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del., 3-2.
Freeman def. Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3-1.
Csuhta def. Bob Chamberlain, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-0.
Neumann def. Frank Gallo, Jr., Newport News, Va., 3-0.
Ferraro def. Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3-2.
Carter def. Mike Swackhamer, Parkersburg, W.Va., 3-2.
Brazeau def. Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3-1.

Round of 32 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,050 each)
Harvey def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-2.
Soutar def. Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3-0.
Buckley def. Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3-0.
Chamberlain def. James Souder, Greenville, Tenn., 3-2.
Gallo def. Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3-1.
Truitt def. Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3-1.
Carter def. Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3-0.
Painter def. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3-2.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mohr Leads PBA Columbus Senior Open in Record Fashion

Reigning Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, set three PBA Senior Tour records Monday on his way to the second-round lead in the PBA Senior Columbus Open at HP Lanes.

Mohr had a record 16-game overall pinfall of 4,243 after Monday’s second 
qualifying round for a 265.1 average, breaking his own mark of 4,036 set in 
2008. His second eight-game qualifying round pinfall of 2,160 (270 average) 
broke the previous record of 2,119 set by Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus 
in Sunday’s first round. Webb dropped to fourth after Monday’s second round.

In Monday’s second round Mohr had games of 279, 260, 300, 259, 300, 256, 269 
and 237. His two 300 games brought his total for the tournament to three which 
is also a Senior Tour record.

“You can play inside or outside on the lane and that is something I’ve never 
experienced before,” said the 54-year-old Mohr. “Basically, you can score from 
anywhere on the lane. There’s not one area of the lane that favors a specific 

Mohr won three titles in the 2009 season including the first two events which 
helped him earn Senior Player of the Year honors. He got off to a somewhat slow 
start in last week’s season-opening Senior Dayton Classic after being eliminated 
in the Round of 24.

“I guess I hadn’t shaken off my winter game yet,” Mohr said about last week’s 
tournament. “There’s quite a difference between bowling back home and what we 
compete on here on the Senior Tour. But, I feel like I’m back in pretty good 
form now.”

Mohr holds a 170-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer and two-time Senior Tour 
titlist Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, in second, and a 206-pin lead over 
2008 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters winner Kenny Parks of 
Hammond, Ind., in third.

The 134-player field has been cut to the top 32 players who will advance to 
best-of-five match play beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. Eastern. Match play 
continues all day Tuesday with the Round of 8 and championship rounds 
scheduled for 6 p.m.’s Xtra Frame video service will provide final-day coverage of the Senior 
Columbus Open on Tuesday.

HP Lanes, Columbus, Ohio, Monday

SECOND ROUND (16 games)

1, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 4,243.
2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4,073.
3, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 4,037.
4, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 4,031.
5, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,936.
6, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,888.
7, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,880.
8, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,859.
9, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del, 3,829.
10, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,810.
11, Mike Swackhamer, Parkersburg, W.Va., 3,807.
12, Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill., 3,805.
13, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,796.
14, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 3,792.
15, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3,789.
16, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 3,784.
17, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,779.
18, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, Va., 3,776.
19, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,773.
20, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,772.
21, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,765.
22, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,762.
23, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,760.
24, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,741.
25, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,739.
26, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,729.
27, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,728.
28, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,727.
29, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,726.
30, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,719.
31, (TIE) Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn. and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,717.

Failed to advance to match play
33, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,716, $900.
34, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,690, $900.
35, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,688, $900.
36, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa, 3,687, $900.
37, (TIE) William Peters, Dayton, Ohio and John Chapman, Canada, 3,686, $900.
39, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,676, $900.
40, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,667, $900.
41, (TIE) Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich. and  Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 3,659, $900.
43, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,655, $900.
44, (TIE) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore. and Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,650, $450.
46, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,632.
47, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,627.
48, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 3,626.
49, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,623.
50, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,619.
51, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3,615.
52, S-Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3,614, $700.
53, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 3,610.
54, Dave Sill, Cary, Ill., 3,609.
55, Gerry Keslar, Tonganoxie, Kan., 3,605.
56, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 3,603.
57, S-Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3,602, $700.
58, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,601.
59, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,599.
60, S-Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,598, $700.
61, S-John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 3,595, $700.
62, Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C., 3,594.
63, Don McAndrews, Angola, N.Y., 3,592.
64, Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 3,590.
65, S-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,581, $700.
66, S-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,576, $700.
67, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,563.
68, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,559.
69, Steve Fulton, Lansing, Mich., 3,552.
70, S-Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 3,543, $700.
71, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 3,539.
72, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,530.
73, S-Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,528, $700.
74, S-Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,527, $700.
75, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,524.
76, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, 3,523.
77, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,520.
78, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 3,513.
79, S-Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,508, $700.
80, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,507.
81, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,503.
82, (TIE) Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif. and Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3,501.
84, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,497.
85, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 3,492.
86, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,489.
87, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 3,483.
88, Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 3,480.
89, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,479.
90, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,476.
91, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,469.
92, Terry Franz, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 3,462.
93, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,458.
94, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,455.
95, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 3,448.
96, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,445.
97, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3,444.
98, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,438.
99, Glenn Karsnak, New Castle, Pa., 3,432.
100, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,426.
101, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3,416.
102, Tom Howard, Rushville, Ind., 3,412.
103, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,409.
104, Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 3,390.
105, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,387.
106, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,379.
107, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 3,377.
108, James Johnson, Marysville, Ohio, 3,370.
109, (TIE) Bruce Pierce, Zanesville, Ohio and Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 3,360.
111, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,355.
112, Gary Simon, Philippi, W.Va., 3,313.
113, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,303.
114, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 3,296.
115, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 3,287.
116, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,279.
117, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,262.
118, Gregory Smith, Baltimore, 3,254.
119, Richard Schukert Jr., New Castle, Pa., 3,252.
120, Alan Brown, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,241.
121, Norm Cave, Portsmouth, Ohio, 3,237.
122, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,230.
123, David Frazier, Parkersburg, W.Va., 3,214.
124, Gary Wolfe, Hilliard, Ohio, 3,212.
125, (TIE) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis. and Charlie Juliano, Batavia, N.Y., 3,205.
127, Steve Easterday, Carrollton, Ohio, 3,201.
128, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 3,147.
129, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 3,106.
130, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky, 3,061.
131, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,051.
132, Joseph Venezio, Linden, N.J., 3,010.
133, Gary Reh, Nesbit, Miss, 2,998.
134, Frank Testa, Woodbridge, N.J., 2,779.

S-indicates Super Senior (60 and over) earning $700.

300 Games - Ron Mohr (2), Gary Hiday, Mark Williams, David Zelger, Dennis Briggs, Randy Rau,
Curt Aemisegger, Bill Peters.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jones Wins DYDO Japan Cup

Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., won his third DyDo Japan Cup title Sundayat Tokyo Port Bowl, but it was a bittersweet 223-192 victory over his best friend because it denied Dino Castillo of Carrollton, TX, his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title.
“This is very special to me,” Jones said of his 13th career title and first 
since the 2007-08 season. “It’s my sixth time here and the third time I’ve won. 
It’s a great honor to come here every year and it’s something that I look 
forward to every season.”

It was a nerve-racking victory on several fronts. After starting with a spare 
and three strikes, Jones missed a 10 pin for an open frame in the fifth frame to 
give Castillo some hope. But Castillo failed to capitalize, leaving a 4-6-7 
split in his fifth frame. When Jones threw a key strike in the eighth frame to 
cap another string of three strikes and virtually lock up the victory, he let 
out a scream of relief.

“I was excited for that shot because it meant that I only needed to stay clean 
to shut Dino out,” Jones said. “That’s the position you want to be in and 
hitting the pocket was becoming more of a challenge. That’s why that shot was so 

On his fifth-frame split, Castillo said, “I made sure I stayed aggressive with 
the shot but I got faked out. I wasn’t as far left as I should have been which 
caused a bad angle when the ball hit the pocket.”

“Bowling at Tokyo Port Bowl is tough because the lanes transition faster 
because it’s an older surface,” he added. “I got a couple breaks earlier. Both 
(Brad) Angelo and (Mike) Fagan threw good shots in their 10th frames that didn’t 
carry, or I would have lost. And then I had to bowl my best friend.”

Jones slipped past Brad Angelo of Lockport, NY, 252-247, in his first 
championship round match when Angelo failed to strike on his second shot in the 
10th frame. He then eliminated Mike Fagan of Patchogue, NY, in the semifinal 
round, 223-213, when Fagan failed to strike on his first shot in the 10th.

Castillo, in the meantime, defeated fellow non-titlist Chris Loschetter of Avon, OH, 
255-225, in the Round of 8, and Norm Duke of Clermont, FL, 277-244, in 
his semifinal round match.

“It was overwhelming but humbling,” Castillo said of his first television 
experience. “I still had to concentrate on bowling and not let the TV show 
atmosphere, fans and just the experience of it all affect me.”

The 25th Japan Cup, televised nationally in Japan, was the final event of the 
2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season.

Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C. ($40,000) def. Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas 
($20,000), 223-192.

SEMIFINAL ROUND (losers earned $10,000)
Castillo def. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 277-244.
Jones def. Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 223-213.

ROUND OF 8 (losers earned $6,000)
Duke def. Park Jeon-Soo, Korea, 279-243.
Castillo def. Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 255-225.
Jones def. Brad Angelo, Lockport, NY, 252-247.
Fagan def. Choi Won Yong, Korea 257-203.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

DYDO Japan Cup Update

Six Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour competitors willjoin two Korean players in the eight-man championship round of the 25th DYDO Japan Cup Sunday at Tokyo Port Bowl.

In addition to PBA Tour champions Norm Duke of Clermont, FL; Brad Angelo of Lockport, NY; Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, SC, and Mike Fagan of Patchogue,NY, non-winners Dino Castillo of Carrollton, TX, and Chris Loschetter of Avon, OH, will compete for a first PBA Tour title. Also in the field, trying
to become Korea’s first Japan Cup titlist, will be Park Jeon-Soo and Choi WonYoung.

Sunday’s finals will begin with one-game, single-elimination matches pitting Park against Duke, Castillo against Loschetter, Angelo against Jones and Choi against Fagan. The Park-Duke winner will then bowl the Castillo-Loschetter winner and the Angelo-Jones winner will meet the Choi-Fagan winner to determine the two finalists who will bowl a single game for a $40,000 prize.

One of Saturday’s most impressive performances was put on by Duke, a 33-time PBA Tour champion who has never won in Japan. After qualifying 25th for the best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play portion of the tournament, he rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the Round of 48 to eliminate Japan’s Satoshi Tsushima. He then eliminated four-time Japan Cup champion Parker Bohn III of Jackson, NJ, 4-1, in the Round of 32 and then averaged 259 in a four-game sweep over defending Japan Cup champion Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, FL, to reach the championship round.

“Because of the injuries I’ve had this year, I fell out of the Japan Cup points list for next season,” Duke said. “Given that I’ve never won in this country after as many opportunities as I’ve had before, it seems like it’s something that has been out of reach. A victory in this country is something I’ve often dreamed about, but also it would tie me with one of the greatest of all-time, Mark Roth, in titles. So in both cases, I have plenty to be nervous about going into tomorrow.

“Typically the left-handers have had an advantage at Tokyo Port Bowl and to see my bracket this morning it seemed impossible to beat Patrick or Parker,” Duke continued. “To win back-to-back against those two players, when they were so comfortable. There might some fate going on here.”

Castillo, on the other hand, hopes to become the third PBA player to win his first title in the Japan Cup. Jones won his first title in Japan in 2004 and Amleto Monacelli converted his first triumph in the 1987 Oronamin C Japan Cup into a PBA Hall of Fame career. He also has a chance to duplicate Steve Wilson (1996), Doug Kent (1997) and Robert Smith (2002-03) as the fourth player to win the Cup in his first appearance.

“Winning the Japan Cup and my first title would cap off the great season I had in 2008-09 (when he qualified for this year’s Japan Cup.) Winning my first title would cap off my career to this point and winning in Japan would mean that I represent the elite from PBA, Japan PBA and Korean PBA.

“It wouldn’t validate my PBA career, but it would validate my ability to succeed,” Castillo continued. “Obviously, as a kid, I always thought about winning my title. PBA bowlers have always set goals to win player of the year, majors, etc. My goals have always been to do the best I can and let the pieces
fall where they may.”

Either Castillo or Loschetter will see his title hopes end early Sunday because they will bowl each other in the Round of 8. Loschetter earned his shot by eliminating Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, 4-2, in Saturday’s final elimination round.

Korea’s Park ended 2009-10 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s hopes for a third Japan Cup title, 4-2, but countryman Choi put on the day’s top performance, firing consecutive games of 278, 300 and 298 – an 876 total - in his last three games of a 4-1 victory over Japan’s Minoru Sendan.

Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, April 24

ROUND OF 16 (best of seven games, losers eliminated and earned $3,000, top eight
advance to championship round)
Park Jeon-Soo, Korea, def. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 4-2.
Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., def. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4-0.
Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, def. Hiroshi Nagatani, Japan, 4-1.
Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, def. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 4-2.
Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., def. Hideyuki Okano, Japan, 4-0.
Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., def. Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 4-1.
Choi Won Young, Korea, def. Minoru Sendan, Japan, 4-1.
Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., def. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4-2.

ROUND OF 32 (best of seven games, losers eliminated and earned $2,000)
Park def. Hideaki Aizawa, Japan, 4-2.
Williams def. Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4-2.
Allen def. Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 4-2.
Duke def. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-1.
Castillo def. Takashi Madusa, Japan, 4-0.
Nagatani def. Kim Young-Phil, Korea, 4-1.
Scroggins def. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4-2.
Loschetter def. Bill O’Neill, Southampton, Pa., 4-2.
Okano def. Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 4-3.
Angelo def. Takaski Kudo, Japan, 4-1.
McCune def. Sigeyuki Mizuno, Japan, 4-3.
Jones def. Akio Harada, Japan, 4-2.
Choi def. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-0.
Sendan def. Akio Ishihara, Japan, 4-1.
Fagan def. Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 4-2.
Malott def. Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 4-1.

ROUND OF 64 (best of seven games, losers eliminated and earned $1,250)
Park def. Kenji Tsushima, Japan, 4-0.
Kawazoe def. Yuji Toyoda, Japan, 4-0.
Page def. Takaski Ishibashi, Japan, 4-2.
Duke def. Satoshi Tsushima, Japan, 4-3.
Masuda def. Jeong Tae-Hwa, Korea, 4-0.
Nagatani def. Kang Seong-Yu, Korea, 4-3.
Scroggins def. Takeo Sakai, Japan, 4-2.
Loschetter def. Shunsuke Kouchi, Japan, 4-0.
Yamamoto def. Subaru Nagano, Japan, 4-3.
Angelo def. Yoshiki Ohsawa, Japan, 4-1.
Mizuno def. Tamiki Miike, Japan, 4-3.
Harada def. Masaaki Takemoto, Japan, 4-0.
Choi def. Kazuaki Watanabe, Japan, 4-0.
Sendan def. Naoharu Okabe, Japan, 4-3.
Fagan def. Kenji Ito, Japan, 4-2.
Koivuniemi def. Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 4-1.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The DYDO Japan Cup

Hideaki Aizawa of Japan averaged 233 to earn the top qualifying position in the 
25th anniversary DYDO Japan Cup Friday at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling 
Center, topping Professional Bowlers Association star Wes Malott of 
Pflugerville, Texas, by 60 pins as the top 48 players advanced to the match play
elimination portion of the event.

Aizawa, who finished the 12-game qualifying round with 2,798 pins, is trying to 
become on the third Japanese player – and first since Takeo Sakai in 1988 - to 
win the Japan Cup. Aizawa and the 15 other high qualifiers will earn first-round 
byes when the event moves to Tokyo Port Bowl Saturday to begin best-of-seven
-game, single-elimination match play competition.

““I’m very excited to be leading the Japan Cup,” Aizawa said. “I’m very happy to 
be at the top with the strong PBA players today.”

Malott, who was the qualifying leader in the 2009 Japan Cup, finished with 
2,738 pins in his bid for his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title in the final 
event of the 2009-10 season. Malott is one of 20 PBA Tour stars invited to 
participate in the event.

 “Normally we see longer oil patterns here,” Malott said, “but because of the 
length of the pattern there was more hook than we are used to seeing. I stayed 
focused on staying slow and getting my hand around it to create the correct 

“I still missed a lot of spares,” he added. “I feel like my game is slowing 
getting better but my spare game needs help."

 “It’s going to be interesting when we move over to Tokyo Port Bowl,” Malott 
continued. “There will be some different strategy on how to play the matches 
because we are in a different center. Every year I’ve made the TV show here and 
hopefully it continues this year.”

Defending champion Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, FL, qualified in ninth 
place, one spot behind four-time Japan Cup winner Parker Bohn III of Jackson, 
NJ. Reigning PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, FL, a 
two-time winner and the only player who has bowled in all 25 Japan Cups, 
qualified 16th.

The final eight survivors will bowl in the championship round which will be 
nationally-televised in Japan. First prize in the tournament is $40,000.

Shinagawa Prince Bowling Center, Tokyo, Japan, Friday

FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS (after 12 games, top 48 advance to best-of-7-game, 
single-elimination match play; top 12 earned first-round byes)
1, Hideaki Aizawa, Japan, 2,798.
2, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,738.
3, Hideyuki Okano, Japan, 2,737.
4, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,735.
5, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,731.
6, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,725.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,723.
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,721.
9, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,716.
10, Akio Ishihara, Japan, 2,714.
11, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,700.
12, Kim Young-Pil, Korea, 2,696.
13, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,664.
14, Takashi Kudo, Japan, 2,654.
15, Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 2,652.
16, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,644.
17, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,630.
18, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,623.
19, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,612.
20, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,609.
21, Kang Seong-Yu, Korea, 2,608.
22, Shigeyuki Mizuno, Japan, 2,604.
23, Minoru Sendan, Japan, 2,597.
24, Takashi Ishibashi, Japan, 2,590.
25, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,582.
26, Choi Won Young, Korea, 2,576.
27, Masaaki Takemoto, Japan, 2,567.
28, Takashi Masuda, Japan, 2,560.
29, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,558.
30, (tie) Isao Yamamoto, Japan, and Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,556.
32, Kenji Tsushima, Japan, 2,554.
33, (tie) Park Jeon-Soo, Korea, and Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 2,551.
35, Subaru Nagano, Japan, 2,545.
36, Shunsuke Kouchi, Japan, 2,542.
37, Jeong Tae-Hwa, Korea, 2,537.
38, Akio Harada, Japan, 2,534.
39, Kazuaki Watanabe, Japan, 2,533.
40, Satoshi Tsushima, Japan 2,532.
41, (tie) Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., and Naoharu Okabe, Japan, 2,531.
43, Tamiki Miike, Japan, 2,528.
44, Hiroshi Nagatani, Japan, 2,527.
45, (tie) Takeo Sakai, Japan, and Yoshiki Ohsawa, Japan, 2,526.
47, Kenji Ito, Japan, 2,525.
48, Yuji Toyoda, Japan, 2,524.

Other PBA players who did not advance:
50, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,515.
65, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,479.

300 Games - Takeshi Suda, Kageyuki Amano


FIRST ROUND (best of 7 games)
Match 1 – No. 33 Park Jeon-Soo vs. No. 32 Kenji Tsushima.
Match 2 – No. 17 Shota Kawazoe vs. No. 48 Yuji Toyoda.
Match 3 – No. 41 Rhino Page vs. No. 24 Takaski Ishibashi.
Match 4 – No. 25 Norm Duke vs. No. 40 Satoshi Tsushima.
Match 5 – No. 37 Jeon Tae-Hwa vs. No. 28 Takashi Masuda.
Match 6 – No. 21 Kang Seong-Yu vs. No. 44 Hiroshi Nagatani.
Match 7 – No. 45 Takeo Sakai vs. No. 20 Mike Scroggins.
Match 8 – No. 29 Chris Loschetter vs. No. 36 Shunsuke Kouchi.
Match 9 – No. 35 Subaru Nagano vs. No. 30 Isao Yamamoto.
Match 10 – No. 19 Brad Angelo vs. No. 46 Yoshiki Ohsawa.
Match 11 – No. 43 Tamiki Miike vs. No. 22 Sigeyuki Mizuno.
Match 12 – No. 27 Masaaki Takemoto vs. No. 38 Akio Harada.
Match 13 – No. 39 Kazuaki Watanabe vs. No. 26 Choi Won Young.
Match 14 – No. 23 Minoru Sendan vs. No. 42 Naoharu Okabe.
Match 15 – No. 47 Kenji Ito vs. No. 18 Mike Fagan.
Match 16 – No. 31 Mika Koivuniemi vs. No. 34 Teruyuki Obara.

SECOND ROUND (best of 7 games)
Match 17 – No. 1 Hideaki Aizawa vs. Park-Tsushima winner.
Match 18 – No. 16 Walter Ray Williams Jr. vs. Kawazoe-Toyoda winner.
Match 19 – No. 9 Patrick Allen vs. Page-Ishibashi winner.
Match 20 – No. 8 Parker Bohn III vs. Duke-Tsushima winner.
Match 21 – No. 5 Dino Castillo vs. Jeong-Masuda winner.
Match 22 – No. 12 Kim Young-Pil vs. Kang-Nagatani winner.
Match 23 – No. 13 Pete Weber vs. Sakai-Scroggins winner.
Match 24 – No. 4 Bill O’Neill vs. Loschetter-Kouchi winner.
Match 25 – No. 3 Hideyuki Okano vs. Nagano-Yamamoto winner.
Match 26 – No. 14 Takaski Kudo vs. Angelo-Ohsawa winner.
Match 27 – No. 11 Eugene McCune vs. Miike-Mizuno winner.
Match 28 – No. 6 Tommy Jones vs. Takemoto-Harada winner.
Match 29 – No. 7 Ryan Shafer vs. Watanabe-Choi winner.
Match 30 – No. 10 Akio Ishihara vs. Sendan-Okabe winner.
Match 31 – No. 15 Ronnie Russell vs. Ito-Fagan winner.
Match 32 – No. 2 Wes Malott vs. Koivuniemi-Obara winner.

2010 Looks To Be Up Year for Bowling

Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry’s premier trade organization, reports significant growth year for the bowling industry in 2010. 

Industry Sees 4.6% Increase in Consumer Participation with Nearly 70 Million Having Bowled in 2009. Bowling Again Ranks as Nation’s Number One Participatory Sport, Following Four Consecutive Years of Growth for the Industry

“We saw a banner growth year for the industry in 2009 and, for the fourth year in a row, enjoyed a considerable increase in consumer involvement at bowling centers across the country. In particular, we continue to see rising participation among women and youth bowlers, a stark contrast to the misperception that bowling is dominated by older males,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of the BPAA. “Now more than 60% of all bowlers are under the age of 34 and half are women.”

Long Road to NCAA Women's Bowling Title Worth it For Fairleigh Dickinson

By: Mitsu Yasukawa/The Star-Ledger By Mike Moretti/For The Star-Ledger

Fairleigh Dickinson University took the long road to its second NCAA women’s bowling championship, finally overcoming No. 1 Nebraska in the seventh and deciding game of the championship match on Saturday night at the Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.

FDU won, 209-174, to clinch the NCAA title, which it last won in 2006.

Nebraska had earned the top seed after Thursday’s qualifying rounds, while FDU had to battle back from its No. 5 seeding with a strong showing Friday that sent it into Saturday’s championship match.

FDU (90-41), ranked No. 3 nationally coming in, was on the brink of elimination before winning the sixth game, 230-190, to tie the match.

For senior anchor Erica Perez, who led Carteret High to state championships at the same bowling alley, it was a memorable way to end her career. She fired two strikes in the pivotal sixth game, as did freshman Danielle McEwan from Stony Point, NY. Perez was named to the all-tournament team and McEwan, who averaged 204, was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Bowler.

“It’s a dream come true to do it here before my family and friends. It’s everything I could have ever hoped for and more,” said Perez, whose open in the 10th frame likely cost the team an early 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven.

“When we were down, 3-2, we just focused on our shots. After I missed in the second game, I wasn’t worried because I knew my teammates would pick me up. We just had to come back with strong strikes. I guess I wanted to make things interesting.”

In the decisive Game 7, it was Tracy Ganjoin of Brick who got two strikes, as did former Paramus Catholic star Joely Carrillo. FDU benefited from an open in the fifth frame by Nebraska’s anchor, Cassandra Leuthold, the NCAA Bowler of the Year. That gave FDU a 21-pin advantage (129-108) and it never trailed again.

FDU won the first game, 209-167, then lost Game 2, 222-202. Nebraska won Game 3, 213-203, before FDU tied it at 2-2 in Game 4, 229-192. In Game 5, Nebraska went ahead, 3-2, by a margin of 222-201.

“I’ve been to every NCAA final and this was the best one ever,” said FDU coach Mike LoPresti, who founded the program eight years ago. “It was so well played and the momentum swung back and forth. Breaks played into it, but that’s the name of the game. You have to remember there’s no more women’s pro tour. So unless you’re a Carolyn Dorin-Ballard or Kelly Kulick, who can compete against the men, it’s the end of the line for the seniors. They were up to the pressure.”

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Balls from Hammer

Hammer's Backlash Red/Purple gives bowlers what they need for the driest of lane conditions: extreme length with "Max-Length" Reactive coverstock (previously used on the Cherry Vibe) finished at 2000 Abralon with Powerhouse Polish, with a moderate backend pop. 15 RG (2.56) Diff (.031). Adding the polished cover, gives this Backlash a 7 FCC (Finish/Cover/Core) rating.

The Backlash Blue/Silver takes the new "Saucer" core, combined with "Max- Control" reactive cover  helpful ball motion on medium-dry to dry lane conditions without over-skid. 15 RG (2.56) Diff (.031). The 4000 Abralon finish combined with core and cover ratings gives this Backlash a 9 FCC rating.

The three piece Hammer Axe is positioned as a long and late spare ball in polished silver gray polyester. A 4 FCC rating.

Ferraro Wins PBA Senior Dayton Classic

Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., won his second Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour 
title Tuesday by defeating Hall of Famer Wayne Webb 213-210 in the championship match of the 
PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes.

Ferraro, in his third full season on the Senior Tour, was somewhat surprised that his win came in 
the opening event of the 30th PBA Senior Tour season.

“As I was preparing for the season I really wasn’t bowling well,” said the 56-year-old Ferraro. “I’m 
capable of winning out here but thought it would take me a few more tournaments. I did surprisingly
well for the first tournament.”

Ferraro’s first Senior Tour win came in last year's Decatur (Ill.) Senior Open.

In Tuesday’s semifinal round Ferraro defeated Mike Dias of Lafayette, CO, 222-202, and Webb 
defeated two-time Senior Tour titlist Henry Gonzalez of Colorado Springs, CO, 190-186, to 
advance to the championship match.

In the title match Webb, the winner of the 2008 and 2009 Senior U.S. Opens and is a 20-time 
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist, rolled three strikes in the 10th frame to force Ferraro to mark. 
Ferraro made a spare and threw a 9-count in the 10th to lock up the win.

“I was fortunate to still be in the match because I was down 25 pins early,” Ferraro said.
“I was able to put four strikes together in the middle of the match and kept the momentum going.”

It was a disappointing loss for Webb who recently moved to Columbus, Ohio from Sacramento, CA,
to become a bowling center proprietor.

“It was just one of those things where I didn’t bowl well enough to win and really couldn’t
adjust to the lanes,” Webb said.

Capri Lanes, Dayton, Ohio, April 20

Championship match
Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. ($8,000) def. Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio ($4,500), 213-210

Semifinal Round (losers earn $3,000)
Webb, def. Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 190-186
Ferraro def. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 222-202

Round of 8 (best-of-three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
Gonzalez def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2-1
Webb def. Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2-1
Dias def. Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2-1
Ferraro def. Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-1

Round of 16 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each)
Traber def. John Chapman, Canada, 3-2
Gonzalez def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-2
Kossert def. Kelly Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3-0
Webb def. Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-1
Johnson def. Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3-2
Dias def. Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 3-1
Ferraro def. Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3-0
Zaffino def. Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3-1

Round of 24 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,150 each)
Chapman def. Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3-1
Gonzalez def. Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3-0
Painter def. Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3-0
Csuhta def. Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3-2
Snell def. Patric Donaghue, Honeoye, N.Y., 3-1
Dias def. Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3-1
Ferraro def. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3-0
Zaffino def. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3-0

Round of 32 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,050 each)
Spigner def. Bill Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-2
Gonzales def. Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3-1
Painter def. Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 3-1
Cshuta def. Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3-1
Donaghue def. Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 3-1
Dias def. Mitch Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3-1
Eagle def. Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 3-0
Williams def. Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C., 3-0

Wichita State University Men Win Intercollegiate Team Championships

Wichita State University Mens’ Shocker Bowling Team wins the Intercollegiate Team Championships national tournament in El Paso, Tex. The win marks the third consecutive national title for the Shockers, who won in 2008 and 2009. 
“They did a good job of being a great team as opposed to a collection of great bowlers,” said Wichita State bowling coach, Gordon Vadakin.

Senior and recently named Bowling Writer’s Association of America (BWAA) Player of the Year, Josh Blanchard along with senior teammate, co-captain and First Team All-American, John Szczerbinski anchored the Shockers.

Catch the televised finals on ESPN2, Wednesday, May 5 at 9pm EST.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Traber leads Second Round of PBA Senior Dayton Classic

Averaging 230 for 16 games, two-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour titlist Dale
Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., led second round qualifying Monday in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic
at Capri Lanes.

Traber, in his third full season on the Senior Tour, had games of 237, 235, 247, 248, 199, 207, 264 
and 235 in his second qualifying block Monday to bring his overall 16-game pinfall to 3,680.  He 
holds a 111-pin lead over Bobby Johnson of Chillicothe, Ohio, in second, and a 127-pin lead over 
Ron Profitt of Brookville, Ohio, in third. PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb, now making his home in 
Columbus, Ohio, is fourth 136 pins back.

The field of 144 players has been cut to the top 32 who will advance to best-of-five-game match 
play beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. Eastern.  Match play continues all day on Tuesday with the Round
of 8 and championship rounds scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

“I stuck with my game plan of using one ball with a weaker shell and drilling pattern which has 
enabled me to play outside on the lane and that is where I prefer to play,” said the 52-year-old 
Traber. “I’m playing around the five or six board and not many other guys are playing out there.”

Both of Traber’s titles came in 2009 when he won the PBA Senior Northern California Classic and
the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters for his first major title.’s Xtra Frame subscription video service will provide live streaming of Tuesday’s action.

Capri Lanes, Dayton, Ohio, April 19

SECOND ROUND (16 games)

1, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,680.
2, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,569.
3, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,553.
4, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,544.
5, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,540.
6, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,509.
7, Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 3,497.
8, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,485.
9, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,480.
10, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3,475.
11, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,474.
12, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,470.
13, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,467.
14, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 3,464.
15, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3,456.
16, John Chapman, Canada, 3,450.
17, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,449.
18, Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3,428.
19, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,420.
20, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,410.
21, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,402.
22, Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 3,397.
23, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3,396.
24, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,393.
25, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,387.
26, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,385.
27, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,379.
28, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 3,366.
29, Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,355.
30, (TIE) Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C. and Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 3,352.
32, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3,351.

Failed to advance to match play
*Indicates Super Senior (60 years and older) cashing for $700

33, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,337, $900.
34, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 3,336, $900.
35, Mike Hastings, Georgetown, Del., 3,334, $900.
36, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,331, $900.
37, (TIE) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y. and
David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,327, $900.
39, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,325, $900.
40, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,324, $900.
41, Dave Sill, Cary, Ill., 3,321, $900.
42, Bobby Gross Jr., Springfield, Ohio, 3,313, $900.
43, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,307, $900.
44, (TIE) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio and Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 3,304, $900.
46, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,296, $900.
47, (TIE) Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla. and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,292, $900.
49, Mike Swackhamer, Parkersburg, W.Va., 3,290, $700*.
50, Conn Casey, Canada, 3,280.
51, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,279.
52, Karl Wolf, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 3,277.
53, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, Va., 3,266, $700*.
54, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,264.
55, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 3,261.
56, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,260.
57, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 3,255.
58, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,254, $700*.
59, Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 3,252, $700*.
60, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,251, $700*.
61, (TIE) Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio,
and Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 3,246.
63, Gerry Keslar, Tonganoxie, Kan., 3,239.
64, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,235.
65, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,229.
66, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,225.
67, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,219, $700*.
68, (TIE) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio and Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,215, $700*.
70, (TIE) Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill. and John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 3,212, $700.
72, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,205.
73, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,200, $700*.
74, (TIE) Russ Freeman, Antioch, Ill. and Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 3,183, $700*.
76, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,182.
77, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,180.
78, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 3,160.
79, (TIE) James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,156.
81, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3,154.  
82, (TIE) Ken Hurst, Kettering, Ohio and Ricky Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 3,152. 
84, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,140 and
85, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,135.
86, Steve Fulton, Lansing, Mich., 3,129.
87, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 3,117.
88, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,112.
89, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,108.
90, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 3,104.
91, Paul Gerard, Cincinnati, 3,103.
92, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,096.
93, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 3,095.
94, John Nelson, Lexington, Ky., 3,088.
95, John McClure, Maumee, Ohio, 3,087.
96, Robert Holzbauer, Madison, Wis., 3,084.
97, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,082.
98, Tom Howard, Rushville, Ind., 3,077.
99, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,074.
100, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 3,060.
101, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 3,053.
102, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 3,047.
103, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 3,042.
104, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 3,039.
105, Doug Spicer, Canton, Mich., 3,035.
106, Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 3,032.
107, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 3,031.
108, Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 3,028.
109, Bruce Pierce, Zanesville, Ohio, 3,023.
110, (TIE) Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill. and Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., 3,020.
112, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va., 3,019.
113, (TIE) Gary Hiday, Indianapolis and George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,016.
115, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,011.
116, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,006.
117, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,004.
118, Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 3,000.
119, Charlie Juliano, Batavia, N.Y., 2,996.
120, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,978.
121, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,956.
122, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 2,954.
123, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 2,952.
124, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 2,950.
125, Robert Callari, Bloomfield, N.Y., 2,945.
126, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 2,938.
127, Stan Eaton, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,921.
128, Gary Wolfe, Hilliard, Ohio, 2,918.
129, Dave Sherfey, Novi, Mich., 2,910.
130, Hubert Harrison, Middletown, Ind., 2,893.
131, Steve Easterday, Carrollton, Ohio, 2,890.
132, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,877.
133, Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., 2,868.
134, Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 2,852.
135, Louis Sturm, Canada, 2,816.
136, Lennie Wood, Philadelphia, Mo., 2,801.
137, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,781.
138, Keith Hennricks, Green Bay, Wis., 2,772.
139, Alan Brown, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,755.
140, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 2,750.
141, Gary Reh, Nesbit, Miss., 2,695.
142, Gary Lambert, Orlando, Fla., 2,682.
143, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 2,550.
144, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,810 (WD).

PBA Players Gear Up for The Japan Cup

Recently-crowned Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)  Player of the Year Walter Ray 
Williams Jr. and defending champion Patrick Allen head a list of 20 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour 
players who will compete in the DYDO Japan Cup 2010 April 22-25 in Tokyo. Qualifying will take 
place at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel and match play at Tokyo Port Bowl.

It marks the 25th straight season that PBA Tour players have been invited to compete in the event
which also includes 91 Japan Professional Bowlers Association (JPBA) players and 33 amateurs. 
In the 25 years that PBA players have been invited to the event it has been won 22 times by PBA 
pros and twice by JPBA players.

The PBA players earned their invitation through their performances in the 2008-09 season. While the
invitational event ends the 2009-10 PBA Tour season, it has no bearing on season’s points races.

Allen won the 2009 Japan Cup, defeating 2008-09 Player of the Year Wes Malott, 247-214, last 
April.  The win marked Allen’s 13th PBA Tour title and third international title.  He won the 2008 

World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championship Doubles and Team titles in Bangkok as 
a member of Team USA.

Joining Allen in the spotlight last year was fellow PBA Tour star Rhino Page, who threw the first 
perfect game in Japan Cup TV finals history and the 20th televised perfect game in PBA history. 

Page defeated Jeong Tae-Hwa of South Korea, 300-235, in the Round of 8. The perfect game 
earned Page a $100,000 bonus, matching the most prize money ever awarded to a PBA player who 
shot 300 on TV.

Allen will attempt to become the third player to successfully defend a Japan Cup. Tommy Jones won
back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005 while Parker Bohn III won the Cup three consecutive years 
from 1998-2000.

Williams is making his 25th consecutive Japan Cup appearance, making him the only player to have 
appeared in every Japan Cup in its modern configuration. Williams has made seven championship 
round appearances and won the event twice including a 289-236 win over Pete Weber in 2006 
which broke the all-time PBA Tour titles record.

For the record, Page – the youngest PBA Tour player in the field – was two years old the first year 
Williams bowled in the Japan Cup.

The 144-player field will bowl two six-game qualifying blocks at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel after 
which there will be a cut to the top 48 players who will move to Tokyo Port Bowl for best-of-seven
-game match play eliminations to determine the top eight advancing to the championship round to 
be televised exclusively in Japan.

From 1968-73, a handful of PBA pros competed in what was known as the Japan Gold Cup
Winners from the Japan Gold Cup era include Don Johnson (1968), Dick Ritger (1969, ’70), Jack 
Biondolillo (1971), Barry Asher (1972) and Don McCune (1973).