Wednesday, August 4, 2010

PBA Regional Round-up

Danny Wiseman, a 12-time PBA Tour champion, won his second PBA East Regional title in a month Sunday, defeating Terry Miller of York, Pa., 279-225, to win the Mid-County Lanes Open in Middletown, DE. 

Wiseman earned $2,500, his eighth career PBA regional title, and he prevented Miller from winning back-to-back titles. PBA Exempt player Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, NY, and Bobby Hall II of Landover, MD, finished fifth and 10th, respectively.

In the joint Midwest/Central Region Thunderbowl Open sponsored by RC Cola and Miller Lite in Mokena, Ill., covered live on’s Xtra Frame, Brian Waliczek of Birch Run, Mich., picked up his sixth career regional victory and $2,500 on Aug. 1. 

Waliczek defeated Paul Gibson of Brunswick, OH, 203-191, in the title match. Reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Anthony LaCaze of Melrose Park, IL, finished seventh.

Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, FL, ventured into the PBA Southwest Region Sunday where the 13-time PBA Tour title winner toppled Tyler Jensen of Fort Worth, TX, 254-236, to win $2,500 and his 21st career regional title in the Plano Super Bowl Open in Plano, Texas. Former exempt player Dino Castillo of Carrollton, Texas, finished third while exempt players Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX, and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, TX, finished fifth and seventh, respectively.

In the West/Northwest joint Don Johnson Memorial at Fourth Street Bowl in San Jose, CA, on Aug. 1, Jeff Frankos of Daly City, CA, won his 13th career regional title and $2,500 with a 215-162 victory over Kevin Harlin of Milpitas, CA. PBA Tour titlist Tony Reyes of San Bruno, CA, finished fourth. Former exempt player P.J. Haggerty of Clovis, CA, finished fifth and Steven Black of Phoenix, Ariz., the winner of three of the past four West Region events, finished 10th.

On Aug. 8, Xtra Frame rolls into Terre Haute, IN, where it will provide final day coverage of the PBA Central/Midwest Region Terre Haute Open at Terre Haute Bowling Center. PBA Senior Tour coverage is next on the schedule with final day coverage of the PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open from Olympia Lanes in Hammond, IN, on Aug. 12. To sign up for Xtra Frame, visit and click on the Xtra Frame logo.
All PBA title holders (National, Senior, Regional, Senior Regional, Women's Series champions) who are PBA members in good standing as of Sept. 1 are eligible for the 2011 PBA Tournament of Champions.

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