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PBA competition may be suspended at the moment, but you can still enjoy the spirit of competition in the comfort of your living room by playing one of the most popular mobile device games in the world – PBA Bowling Challenge for mobile devices – or the new PBA Pro Bowling game for consoles and mobile devices.

Concrete Software’s PBA Bowling Challenge for mobile devices can be downloaded at no cost at Google Play or the App Store. Millions of users currently enjoy the challenges of bowling in a variety of tournaments, making equipment choices and competing in a wide range of venues.

PBA Pro Bowling is a newer virtual game, offering players multi-player and tournament options. PBA Pro Bowling is offered for XBoxOne, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam platforms for $19.99. To learn more, visit: http://probowling.com/.

LEFTOVER NEWS FROM THE STORM PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING

Bowling fans around the world are aware of mass postponements and cancellations of bowling activities at all levels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, including the premature ending of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI.

Left in suspended animation as the PBA – along with thousands of other sporting events – rapidly shut down activities in the interest of complying with urgent safety standards intended to keep players, fans, staff and others as insulated as possible from exposure to the virus were a few news items of interest. Among them:

The joint announcement by PBA and Storm Products that Storm had become titled sponsor of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI.

The USA vs. The World team event that was scheduled to conclude WSOB XI was subsequently cancelled. Before the cancellation, however, three-time PBA Tour titlist Bob Learn Jr. was named captain of the United States team, and the players who had qualified for his team were Jakob Butturff, EJ Tackett, Chris Via, Darren Tang and Bill O’Neill, the five highest-finishing American players in PBA World Championship qualifying. The World team, captained by England’s Stuart Williams, would have included Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, Canada’s Francois Lavoie, Australia’s Jason Belmonte, Denmark’s Carsten Hansen and England’s Dom Barrett.

WSOB XI was full of stories, but one of the most unusual was the extreme case of “lost-and-found” involving second-year PBA Tour competitor Michael Martell of Brooklyn, N.Y. Martell averaged 178.2 with a high game of 196 for his first five games in Go Bowling Cheetah Championship qualifying, finishing the round with a 891 total and sitting in 117th place in the 120-player field. Then, in an historical reversal, the 22-year-old lefthander averaged 267.8 for his next five games, including rolling back-to-back 300 games (the only perfect games among 1,200 games bowled by the entire field in Cheetah qualifying) for a 1,339 block, moving up 96 places to finish 21st – 12 pins shy of making the cut to 16 finalists for Cheetah match play.

PWBA titlist Danielle McEwan was one of two women in the World Series field, qualifying out of the Pre-Tournament Qualifier, and the only woman to qualify for the match play elimination rounds. McEwan qualified sixth in the Scorpion Championship round, but what happens next remains unresolved as all three of the animal pattern championships were postponed. The domino effect of WSOB postponements also meant PBA competition points races affecting the 2020 PBA Playoffs and PBA League Draft eligibility also remain unresolved. Marie Jose Rodriguez, also a PWBA champion and wife of PBA competitor Nathan Bohr, also made it into the WSOB field, advancing out of the PTQ as “first alternate” but earning a spot in the field when a previously entered player withdrew.

All PBA tournament activity at all levels (PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour and Regional) have been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. Partly because of the PBA’s extensive participation internationally, all parties affected should expect the hiatus to continue until global leaders are certain the virus pandemic is under control. Please watch for official news from the PBA through direct communications, pba.com and the PBA’s official social media outlets.

The United States Bowling Congress has also suspended all tournament activities, including postponements of several events directly impacting PBA members: the USBC Masters, USBC Open Championships, USBC Senior Masters and USBC Super Senior Classic.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: PERFECT GAME HELPS DANNY CLARK WIN FIRST PBA TITLE

Prior to the suspension of PBA Regional competition, Danny Clark of New Palestine, Ohio fired a 300 game in the position round match play finale as he defeated Dave Johnson of Ashtabula, Ohio by 207 pins to win the PBA50 Strike Zone Lanes Central Classic for his first PBA50 Regional title in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, March 8.

Clark finished with an 11-1 match play record and a total of 5,120 pins for 20 games, including match play bonus pins. Along with his first PBA50 Regional title, he also earned $2,100.

• Chris Collins of Myrtle Beach, S.C., defeated Chris Johnson of Nashville, N.C., 217-180, to take the $2,000 first prize in the PBA50 Fayetteville South Open at Lafayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sunday, March 8, improving his all-time PBA Regional titles record to 15.

Collins, who qualified No. 1 for the four-man stepladder finals with a 7-1 match play record and a 16-game total of 3,906 pins, had one of two perfect games in the event. Brett Caramagno of Goose Creek, S.C., had the other.

In the first stepladder match Johnson defeated Jimmy Jean of Kathleen, Ga., 172-155. Johnson then defeated Craig Auerbach of Sunrise, Fla., 203-194, to set up the championship match.

For an update on PBA Regional activity when it resumes, visit pba.com and open the “schedules” tab periodically to check on PBA Regional Tours.

Gid Rash Feb. 23QUICK NOTES

• Thomas (Gid) Rash and childhood friend Clay Copeland gave “thumbs up” signs in late February after Rash donated a kidney to Copeland in Fort Worth, Texas. Rash was the PBA Southwest Region’s 2019 Rookie of the Year.

PBA competition may be suspended at the moment, but you can still enjoy the spirit of competition in the comfort of your living room by playing one of the most popular mobile device games in the world – PBA Bowling Challenge for mobile devices – or the new PBA Pro Bowling game for consoles and mobile devices.

Concrete Software’s PBA Bowling Challenge for mobile devices can be downloaded at no cost at Google Play or the App Store. Millions of users currently enjoy the challenges of bowling in a variety of tournaments, making equipment choices and competing in a wide range of venues.

PBA Pro Bowling is a newer virtual game, offering players multi-player and tournament options. PBA Pro Bowling is offered for XBoxOne, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam platforms for $19.99. To learn more, visit: http://probowling.com/.

LEFTOVER NEWS FROM THE STORM PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING

Bowling fans around the world are aware of mass postponements and cancellations of bowling activities at all levels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, including the premature ending of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI.

Left in suspended animation as the PBA – along with thousands of other sporting events – rapidly shut down activities in the interest of complying with urgent safety standards intended to keep players, fans, staff and others as insulated as possible from exposure to the virus were a few news items of interest. Among them:

The joint announcement by PBA and Storm Products that Storm had become titled sponsor of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI.

The USA vs. The World team event that was scheduled to conclude WSOB XI was subsequently cancelled. Before the cancellation, however, three-time PBA Tour titlist Bob Learn Jr. was named captain of the United States team, and the players who had qualified for his team were Jakob Butturff, EJ Tackett, Chris Via, Darren Tang and Bill O’Neill, the five highest-finishing American players in PBA World Championship qualifying. The World team, captained by England’s Stuart Williams, would have included Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, Canada’s Francois Lavoie, Australia’s Jason Belmonte, Denmark’s Carsten Hansen and England’s Dom Barrett.

WSOB XI was full of stories, but one of the most unusual was the extreme case of “lost-and-found” involving second-year PBA Tour competitor Michael Martell of Brooklyn, N.Y. Martell averaged 178.2 with a high game of 196 for his first five games in Go Bowling Cheetah Championship qualifying, finishing the round with a 891 total and sitting in 117th place in the 120-player field. Then, in an historical reversal, the 22-year-old lefthander averaged 267.8 for his next five games, including rolling back-to-back 300 games (the only perfect games among 1,200 games bowled by the entire field in Cheetah qualifying) for a 1,339 block, moving up 96 places to finish 21st – 12 pins shy of making the cut to 16 finalists for Cheetah match play.

PWBA titlist Danielle McEwan was one of two women in the World Series field, qualifying out of the Pre-Tournament Qualifier, and the only woman to qualify for the match play elimination rounds. McEwan qualified sixth in the Scorpion Championship round, but what happens next remains unresolved as all three of the animal pattern championships were postponed. The domino effect of WSOB postponements also meant PBA competition points races affecting the 2020 PBA Playoffs and PBA League Draft eligibility also remain unresolved. Marie Jose Rodriguez, also a PWBA champion and wife of PBA competitor Nathan Bohr, also made it into the WSOB field, advancing out of the PTQ as “first alternate” but earning a spot in the field when a previously entered player withdrew.

All PBA tournament activity at all levels (PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour and Regional) have been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. Partly because of the PBA’s extensive participation internationally, all parties affected should expect the hiatus to continue until global leaders are certain the virus pandemic is under control. Please watch for official news from the PBA through direct communications, pba.com and the PBA’s official social media outlets.

The United States Bowling Congress has also suspended all tournament activities, including postponements of several events directly impacting PBA members: the USBC Masters, USBC Open Championships, USBC Senior Masters and USBC Super Senior Classic.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: PERFECT GAME HELPS DANNY CLARK WIN FIRST PBA TITLE

Prior to the suspension of PBA Regional competition, Danny Clark of New Palestine, Ohio fired a 300 game in the position round match play finale as he defeated Dave Johnson of Ashtabula, Ohio by 207 pins to win the PBA50 Strike Zone Lanes Central Classic for his first PBA50 Regional title in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, March 8.

Clark finished with an 11-1 match play record and a total of 5,120 pins for 20 games, including match play bonus pins. Along with his first PBA50 Regional title, he also earned $2,100.

• Chris Collins of Myrtle Beach, S.C., defeated Chris Johnson of Nashville, N.C., 217-180, to take the $2,000 first prize in the PBA50 Fayetteville South Open at Lafayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sunday, March 8, improving his all-time PBA Regional titles record to 15.

Collins, who qualified No. 1 for the four-man stepladder finals with a 7-1 match play record and a 16-game total of 3,906 pins, had one of two perfect games in the event. Brett Caramagno of Goose Creek, S.C., had the other.

In the first stepladder match Johnson defeated Jimmy Jean of Kathleen, Ga., 172-155. Johnson then defeated Craig Auerbach of Sunrise, Fla., 203-194, to set up the championship match.

For an update on PBA Regional activity when it resumes, visit pba.com and open the “schedules” tab periodically to check on PBA Regional Tours.

Gid Rash Feb. 23QUICK NOTES

• Thomas (Gid) Rash and childhood friend Clay Copeland gave “thumbs up” signs in late February after Rash donated a kidney to Copeland in Fort Worth, Texas. Rash was the PBA Southwest Region’s 2019 Rookie of the Year.

Posted: March 20, 2020, 9:44 pm

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Professional Bowlers Association has placed all tournament activities at all levels on hiatus indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns, PBA CEO Colie Edison announced today. Included in the postponements is the start of the 2020 PBA Playoffs which were scheduled to start on April 6.

The announcement, made out of an abundance of preventative caution, means all PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour and PBA Regional tournaments currently scheduled will be put on hiatus as the PBA complies with decisions made nationally and locally in a concerted effort to help avoid “community spread” of the COVID-19 virus. All scheduled events will be re-evaluated in early April.

The PBA postponed the final match play elimination rounds and television finals of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI animal pattern championships (Go Bowling Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships) that were scheduled to take place at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, allowing all competitors including several international bowlers to return home before federal airline restrictions took effect.

The PBA World Championship finals were conducted Sunday instead of Wednesday, as originally planned, because the five finalists were on hand in Las Vegas and wanted to complete the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. Australia’s Jason Belmonte won the event before an audience consisting only of a handful of PBA players, tournament officials, and his own family including wife Kimberly, daughters Aria and Sylvie, and son Hugo who had flown in from Australia to watch. The finals aired live on FS1 and was the network’s most-watched telecast last week.

In addition to PBA’s decision, the United States Bowling Congress indefinitely postponed the USBC Masters that was scheduled for March 23-29 as well as the start of the 2020 USBC Open Championships, a traditional tournament for all USBC members including a number of PBA members who planned to participate.

“This is a completely unforeseen, unprecedented issue of global concern,” Edison said. “The PBA greatly appreciates the understanding and cooperation of its players, business partners, tournament hosts and all other parties impacted as we try to do our part in keeping everyone as safe as we can.”

As circumstances dictate, the PBA will make further announcements regarding the completion of the animal pattern championships, competition points races impacting the postponed PBA League Draft and qualifiers for the 2020 PBA Playoffs.

In the interim, fans can stay engaged with the PBA through its social media outlets (PBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and PBA on YouTube); by using the PBA App for mobile devices; the PBA Pro Bowling console game, and PBA.com.

FOX Sports also is planning multiple re-broadcasts of the PBA World Championship, PBA Tournament of Champions and Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Championship finals on its FS1 and FS2. Check your local listings for dates and times.

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Professional Bowlers Association has placed all tournament activities at all levels on hiatus indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns, PBA CEO Colie Edison announced today. Included in the postponements is the start of the 2020 PBA Playoffs which were scheduled to start on April 6.

The announcement, made out of an abundance of preventative caution, means all PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour and PBA Regional tournaments currently scheduled will be put on hiatus as the PBA complies with decisions made nationally and locally in a concerted effort to help avoid “community spread” of the COVID-19 virus. All scheduled events will be re-evaluated in early April.

The PBA postponed the final match play elimination rounds and television finals of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI animal pattern championships (Go Bowling Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships) that were scheduled to take place at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, allowing all competitors including several international bowlers to return home before federal airline restrictions took effect.

The PBA World Championship finals were conducted Sunday instead of Wednesday, as originally planned, because the five finalists were on hand in Las Vegas and wanted to complete the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. Australia’s Jason Belmonte won the event before an audience consisting only of a handful of PBA players, tournament officials, and his own family including wife Kimberly, daughters Aria and Sylvie, and son Hugo who had flown in from Australia to watch. The finals aired live on FS1 and was the network’s most-watched telecast last week.

In addition to PBA’s decision, the United States Bowling Congress indefinitely postponed the USBC Masters that was scheduled for March 23-29 as well as the start of the 2020 USBC Open Championships, a traditional tournament for all USBC members including a number of PBA members who planned to participate.

“This is a completely unforeseen, unprecedented issue of global concern,” Edison said. “The PBA greatly appreciates the understanding and cooperation of its players, business partners, tournament hosts and all other parties impacted as we try to do our part in keeping everyone as safe as we can.”

As circumstances dictate, the PBA will make further announcements regarding the completion of the animal pattern championships, competition points races impacting the postponed PBA League Draft and qualifiers for the 2020 PBA Playoffs.

In the interim, fans can stay engaged with the PBA through its social media outlets (PBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and PBA on YouTube); by using the PBA App for mobile devices; the PBA Pro Bowling console game, and PBA.com.

FOX Sports also is planning multiple re-broadcasts of the PBA World Championship, PBA Tournament of Champions and Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Championship finals on its FS1 and FS2. Check your local listings for dates and times.

Posted: March 17, 2020, 8:02 pm

LAS VEGAS  – In a match-up between two of the Go Bowling PBA Tour’s premier two-handed players, Australian Jason Belmonte defeated Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas, 213-190, in the title match Sunday at the South Point Bowling Plaza to win his third consecutive PBA World Championship title while extending his all-time career-leading major win total to 13.

Bowling in front of an on-site finals audience that consisted of mainly PBA players, their family members and tournament officials held three days earlier than originally scheduled, Belmonte also notched his 24th career PBA Tour title to take home the $150,000 first prize.

The PBA modified plans for all of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI finals telecasts in response to the coronavirus pandemic, moving the live FS1 World Championship telecast to Sunday from its original Wednesday (March 18) slot while also postponing all additional competition in the three animal pattern (lane condition) championships. However, the players were able to complete all 56 games of qualifying and match play for the World Championship last week to advance to the finals.

As the top seed for the finals, Belmonte also added to his ever-growing list of accomplishments in PBA majors joining Hall of Famer Earl Anthony as the only players to win three consecutive World Championship titles. Anthony did it twice when the event was called the PBA National Championship (’73, ’74, ’75 and ’81, ’82 and 83). Belmonte, the five-time and reigning PBA Player of the Year, was also making a record fifth consecutive major telecast appearance and eight of the last nine.

What made the win extra special for Belmonte was that he won in front of his entire family for the first time.

“It was everything to have my family here to see this,” said the 36-year-old Australian, whose wife Kimberly, son Hugo, and daughters Sylvie and Aria were in attendance to witness the victory. “They were a calming influence when I wasn’t doing well and a great support structure overall. It was a dream to have them here to see this.”

It was also Belmonte’s second consecutive major title this season after winning the U.S. Open on Feb. 23 to join PBA Hall of Famer Mike Aulby as the only players to complete the PBA Tour’s Super Slam, which is a title in all five PBA majors (PBA Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open, PBA Players Championship, USBC Masters and PBA World Championship). It was in the 2019 World Championship that Belmonte won his 11th major to surpass Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Anthony on the all-time major titles list.

In the title match, the 23-year-old Simonsen, trying to become the youngest player to win three majors, got off to a bad start with two opens after leaving difficult splits. Belmonte was able to take advantage by stringing strikes from the third through seventh frames which gave him enough of a cushion to win the match.

“Going into the match it was all going to be about speed control,” Belmonte said. “Keeping it slow and getting a good consistent release was the key. Anytime you can keep striking, keep a big lead and your opponent believes he has to strike out to win, that’s when you can really keep the pressure on.”

The World Championship was the fourth and final event of the season that offered a $1 million bonus if the winning player bowled a 300 game in the title match.

“Obviously you can’t ignore the money in a tournament like this but it’s never been the motivating factor for me,” said Belmonte. “It’s always about the title because that’s what people will remember when the history is written.”

In the semifinal match, Simonsen, a seven-time tour winner beat No. 2 seed EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, 215-177, to advance to the title match. Tackett, the 2016 PBA Player of the Year, was trying for his third major and 14th career tour title.

In the second match, Simonsen defeated Canadian Francois Lavoie 224-204 to advance to the semifinal match. Lavoie, a four-time tour winner that includes two U.S. Open titles, was trying for his third major win.

The finals started with Lavoie, the No. 4 seed, beating three-time Team USA member and former National Amateur Champion No. 5 seed Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, 269-258 to advance to the second match against Simonsen. Via, a two-time PBA Tour runner-up, finished fifth to match his best finish in a major which came in the recent U.S. Open.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)

South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Sunday

Final Standings

1, Jason Belmonte, Australia $150,000.

2, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, $70,000.

3, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., $40,000.

4, Francois Lavoie, Canada, $30,000.

5, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, $20,000.

Playoff Results

Match one – Lavoie def. Via, 269-258.

Match two – Simonsen def. Lavoie, 224-204.

Semifinal – Simonsen def. Tackett, 215-177.

Championship – Belmonte def. Simonsen, 213-190.

# # #

LAS VEGAS  – In a match-up between two of the Go Bowling PBA Tour’s premier two-handed players, Australian Jason Belmonte defeated Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas, 213-190, in the title match Sunday at the South Point Bowling Plaza to win his third consecutive PBA World Championship title while extending his all-time career-leading major win total to 13.

Bowling in front of an on-site finals audience that consisted of mainly PBA players, their family members and tournament officials held three days earlier than originally scheduled, Belmonte also notched his 24th career PBA Tour title to take home the $150,000 first prize.

The PBA modified plans for all of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI finals telecasts in response to the coronavirus pandemic, moving the live FS1 World Championship telecast to Sunday from its original Wednesday (March 18) slot while also postponing all additional competition in the three animal pattern (lane condition) championships. However, the players were able to complete all 56 games of qualifying and match play for the World Championship last week to advance to the finals.

As the top seed for the finals, Belmonte also added to his ever-growing list of accomplishments in PBA majors joining Hall of Famer Earl Anthony as the only players to win three consecutive World Championship titles. Anthony did it twice when the event was called the PBA National Championship (’73, ’74, ’75 and ’81, ’82 and 83). Belmonte, the five-time and reigning PBA Player of the Year, was also making a record fifth consecutive major telecast appearance and eight of the last nine.

What made the win extra special for Belmonte was that he won in front of his entire family for the first time.

“It was everything to have my family here to see this,” said the 36-year-old Australian, whose wife Kimberly, son Hugo, and daughters Sylvie and Aria were in attendance to witness the victory. “They were a calming influence when I wasn’t doing well and a great support structure overall. It was a dream to have them here to see this.”

It was also Belmonte’s second consecutive major title this season after winning the U.S. Open on Feb. 23 to join PBA Hall of Famer Mike Aulby as the only players to complete the PBA Tour’s Super Slam, which is a title in all five PBA majors (PBA Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open, PBA Players Championship, USBC Masters and PBA World Championship). It was in the 2019 World Championship that Belmonte won his 11th major to surpass Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Anthony on the all-time major titles list.

In the title match, the 23-year-old Simonsen, trying to become the youngest player to win three majors, got off to a bad start with two opens after leaving difficult splits. Belmonte was able to take advantage by stringing strikes from the third through seventh frames which gave him enough of a cushion to win the match.

“Going into the match it was all going to be about speed control,” Belmonte said. “Keeping it slow and getting a good consistent release was the key. Anytime you can keep striking, keep a big lead and your opponent believes he has to strike out to win, that’s when you can really keep the pressure on.”

The World Championship was the fourth and final event of the season that offered a $1 million bonus if the winning player bowled a 300 game in the title match.

“Obviously you can’t ignore the money in a tournament like this but it’s never been the motivating factor for me,” said Belmonte. “It’s always about the title because that’s what people will remember when the history is written.”

In the semifinal match, Simonsen, a seven-time tour winner beat No. 2 seed EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, 215-177, to advance to the title match. Tackett, the 2016 PBA Player of the Year, was trying for his third major and 14th career tour title.

In the second match, Simonsen defeated Canadian Francois Lavoie 224-204 to advance to the semifinal match. Lavoie, a four-time tour winner that includes two U.S. Open titles, was trying for his third major win.

The finals started with Lavoie, the No. 4 seed, beating three-time Team USA member and former National Amateur Champion No. 5 seed Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, 269-258 to advance to the second match against Simonsen. Via, a two-time PBA Tour runner-up, finished fifth to match his best finish in a major which came in the recent U.S. Open.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)

South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Sunday

Final Standings

1, Jason Belmonte, Australia $150,000.

2, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, $70,000.

3, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., $40,000.

4, Francois Lavoie, Canada, $30,000.

5, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, $20,000.

Playoff Results

Match one – Lavoie def. Via, 269-258.

Match two – Simonsen def. Lavoie, 224-204.

Semifinal – Simonsen def. Tackett, 215-177.

Championship – Belmonte def. Simonsen, 213-190.

# # #

Posted: March 15, 2020, 9:45 pm

LAS VEGAS - The PBA has modified plans for Storm World Series of Bowling XI finals in response to the coronavirus pandemic, enhancing the prize fund for the live PBA World Championship telecast on FS1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. Pacific), but postponing all additional competition in the three animal pattern championships.

The last-minute changes have been made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of players, family members and tournament officials. International travel restrictions that may impact a number of World Series competitors also played a role in PBA’s decisions.

The changes include the following:

1) The match play eliminations and finals of the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will be postponed indefinitely. Details regarding completion of those events will be announced later.

2) The live PBA World Championship finals will include enhanced prize money of $150,000 to the winner, $70,000 for second place, $40,000 for third, $30,000 for fourth and $20,000 for fifth place. The finalists, from first to fifth seeds, respectively, are Jason Belmonte, EJ Tackett, Anthony Simonsen, Francois Lavoie and Chris Via. The finals will still be conducted with an audience limited to fellow players, family members and tournament officials.

3) FS1 will air the finals live on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. Pacific) instead of next Wednesday, as originally planned.

4) A decision on the PBA’s 2020 competition points race, affecting the field of player who will qualify for the PBA Playoffs, will be announced later.

5) The PBA League Draft, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, also has been postponed and will be conducted at a later date.

The PBA announcement Friday comes on the heels of USBC’s announcement Thursday that the USBC Masters, originally scheduled for March 23-29 in Reno, has been postponed indefinitely.

LAS VEGAS - The PBA has modified plans for Storm World Series of Bowling XI finals in response to the coronavirus pandemic, enhancing the prize fund for the live PBA World Championship telecast on FS1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. Pacific), but postponing all additional competition in the three animal pattern championships.

The last-minute changes have been made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of players, family members and tournament officials. International travel restrictions that may impact a number of World Series competitors also played a role in PBA’s decisions.

The changes include the following:

1) The match play eliminations and finals of the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will be postponed indefinitely. Details regarding completion of those events will be announced later.

2) The live PBA World Championship finals will include enhanced prize money of $150,000 to the winner, $70,000 for second place, $40,000 for third, $30,000 for fourth and $20,000 for fifth place. The finalists, from first to fifth seeds, respectively, are Jason Belmonte, EJ Tackett, Anthony Simonsen, Francois Lavoie and Chris Via. The finals will still be conducted with an audience limited to fellow players, family members and tournament officials.

3) FS1 will air the finals live on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. Pacific) instead of next Wednesday, as originally planned.

4) A decision on the PBA’s 2020 competition points race, affecting the field of player who will qualify for the PBA Playoffs, will be announced later.

5) The PBA League Draft, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, also has been postponed and will be conducted at a later date.

The PBA announcement Friday comes on the heels of USBC’s announcement Thursday that the USBC Masters, originally scheduled for March 23-29 in Reno, has been postponed indefinitely.

Posted: March 14, 2020, 12:15 am

LAS VEGAS – Australia’s Jason Belmonte out-bowled a field of 120 Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI competitors over 56 games on four different lane conditions to earn the top berth for the PBA World Championship stepladder finals at South Point Bowling Plaza Thursday.

The PBA World Championship will be decided live on FS1 on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific before an audience consisting only of PBA players, family members and tournament officials in the wake of the PBA’s decision to close the event to the public in response to coronavirus concerns.

Belmonte, who owns 2017 and 2019 PBA World Championships among his record 12 PBA major titles, overcame EJ Tackett’s 246-pin lead heading into the final 16 games of round robin match play Thursday, winning 11 of his 16 matches to post a 56-game total of 13,546 pins and qualifying No. 1 for the stepladder finals by six pins over Tackett.

Rounding out the finals field will be Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, with a 13,390 total, two-time U.S. Open winner Francois Lavoie, Canada, 13,283, and Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 13,236.

Simonsen, 23, is trying to become the youngest bowler in PBA history to win three major titles. He won the USBC Masters at 19 and upset Belmonte to win the PBA Players Championship a year ago at age 22. Via is trying for his first PBA Tour title.

The multi-event PBA World Series has been contested on 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon, 42-foot Scorpion and 43-foot Earl Anthony lane oiling patterns, forcing the entire field of players from around the world to adapt to a variety of scoring challenges. All players also have been working to earn competition points in each event toward qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft that will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Prior to the World Championship finals, the top 16 qualifiers in the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will bowl five-game, single-elimination match play rounds to narrow each group of 16 to four finalists. The Cheetah elimination rounds will take place Saturday at 3 and 6 p.m. Eastern and the finals will air live on FS1 on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The Chameleon and Scorpion match play rounds will be held at noon and 3 p.m. Eastern with finals live on FS1 Monday and Tuesday, respectively, at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The WSOB XI will conclude with a special USA vs. The World team event that will air on FS1 on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB match play rounds, plus the PBA League Draft. FloBowling also livestreams the FS1 finals to its international subscribers. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)

Final Match Play Standings (after 56 qualifying games, including match play bonus pins; top five advance to live FS1 stepladder finals Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific)
1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 11-5, 13,546.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 7-7-2, 13,540.
3, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 10-6, 13,390.
4, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 10-6, 13,283.
5, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 10-6, 13,236.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 10-6, 13,166, $12,000.
7, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 7-9, 13,146, $10,000.
8, Dom Barrett, England, 10-5-1, 13,137, $9,500.
9, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 7-9, 13,080, $9,000.
10, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6-8-2, 13,058, $8,500.
11, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 9-7, 13,022, $8,000.
12, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 7-9, 12,842, $7,500.
13, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4-11-1, 12,841, $7,000.
14, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 7-9, 12,825, $6,500.
15, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 5-11, 12,804, $6,000.
16, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 5-11, 12,707, $5,500.
300 Games: Kyle Troup.

LAS VEGAS – Australia’s Jason Belmonte out-bowled a field of 120 Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI competitors over 56 games on four different lane conditions to earn the top berth for the PBA World Championship stepladder finals at South Point Bowling Plaza Thursday.

The PBA World Championship will be decided live on FS1 on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific before an audience consisting only of PBA players, family members and tournament officials in the wake of the PBA’s decision to close the event to the public in response to coronavirus concerns.

Belmonte, who owns 2017 and 2019 PBA World Championships among his record 12 PBA major titles, overcame EJ Tackett’s 246-pin lead heading into the final 16 games of round robin match play Thursday, winning 11 of his 16 matches to post a 56-game total of 13,546 pins and qualifying No. 1 for the stepladder finals by six pins over Tackett.

Rounding out the finals field will be Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, with a 13,390 total, two-time U.S. Open winner Francois Lavoie, Canada, 13,283, and Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 13,236.

Simonsen, 23, is trying to become the youngest bowler in PBA history to win three major titles. He won the USBC Masters at 19 and upset Belmonte to win the PBA Players Championship a year ago at age 22. Via is trying for his first PBA Tour title.

The multi-event PBA World Series has been contested on 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon, 42-foot Scorpion and 43-foot Earl Anthony lane oiling patterns, forcing the entire field of players from around the world to adapt to a variety of scoring challenges. All players also have been working to earn competition points in each event toward qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft that will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Prior to the World Championship finals, the top 16 qualifiers in the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship, Chameleon Championship and Scorpion Championship will bowl five-game, single-elimination match play rounds to narrow each group of 16 to four finalists. The Cheetah elimination rounds will take place Saturday at 3 and 6 p.m. Eastern and the finals will air live on FS1 on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The Chameleon and Scorpion match play rounds will be held at noon and 3 p.m. Eastern with finals live on FS1 Monday and Tuesday, respectively, at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The WSOB XI will conclude with a special USA vs. The World team event that will air on FS1 on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB match play rounds, plus the PBA League Draft. FloBowling also livestreams the FS1 finals to its international subscribers. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)

Final Match Play Standings (after 56 qualifying games, including match play bonus pins; top five advance to live FS1 stepladder finals Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific)
1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 11-5, 13,546.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 7-7-2, 13,540.
3, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 10-6, 13,390.
4, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 10-6, 13,283.
5, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 10-6, 13,236.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 10-6, 13,166, $12,000.
7, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 7-9, 13,146, $10,000.
8, Dom Barrett, England, 10-5-1, 13,137, $9,500.
9, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 7-9, 13,080, $9,000.
10, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6-8-2, 13,058, $8,500.
11, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 9-7, 13,022, $8,000.
12, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 7-9, 12,842, $7,500.
13, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4-11-1, 12,841, $7,000.
14, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 7-9, 12,825, $6,500.
15, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 5-11, 12,804, $6,000.
16, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 5-11, 12,707, $5,500.
300 Games: Kyle Troup.

Posted: March 13, 2020, 12:58 pm

New York, NY – In accordance with the latest guidance from federal health organizations, the Professional Bowlers Association has decided the Storm WSOB XI will go on without spectators present during the tournament.

PBA CEO Colie Edison addressed the PBA’s position on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak that has created complex issues around the world, “It is with an abundance of caution and in cooperation with South Point that the PBA has decided the Storm WSOB XI televised finals will go on without spectators present during the tournaments. Attendance will be limited to competitors, players’ families and those in an official capacity only.

“We are thankful all of our loyal fans will be able to watch the finals of all WSOB XI events on FS1 and, internationally, on FloBowling’s livestreams.”

Please refer to pba.com for future updates.

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

New York, NY – In accordance with the latest guidance from federal health organizations, the Professional Bowlers Association has decided the Storm WSOB XI will go on without spectators present during the tournament.

PBA CEO Colie Edison addressed the PBA’s position on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak that has created complex issues around the world, “It is with an abundance of caution and in cooperation with South Point that the PBA has decided the Storm WSOB XI televised finals will go on without spectators present during the tournaments. Attendance will be limited to competitors, players’ families and those in an official capacity only.

“We are thankful all of our loyal fans will be able to watch the finals of all WSOB XI events on FS1 and, internationally, on FloBowling’s livestreams.”

Please refer to pba.com for future updates.

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

Posted: March 12, 2020, 11:34 pm

LAS VEGAS – After a combined 40 games bowled on four different lane conditions, the field of 40 PBA World Championship cashers was trimmed to 16 during Wednesday’s cashers round at the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI at South Point Bowling Plaza. And the leader of the pack heading into match play Thursday is EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, who raced away to a 246-pin lead during the cashers round.

Tackett, the 2013 PBA World Champion, completed the fourth round of qualifying with a 40-game total of 9,482 pins, averaging 237.05 pins to build a significant lead over Australia’s Jason Belmonte who posted a 9,236 total. Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, who came into the World Series on the heels of back-to-back victories in the Go Bowling Indianapolis Open and Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, was in third place, 14 pins behind Belmonte.

The top 16 World Championship qualifiers advance to round robin match play on Thursday. After a total of 56 games, including bonus pins earned in match play, the five leading scorers will advance to the PBA World Championship stepladder finals that will air live on FS1 on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific.

The multi-event PBA World Series is being contested on 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon, 42-foot Scorpion and 43-foot Earl Anthony lane oiling patterns, forcing the starting field of 120 players from around the world to adapt to a variety of scoring challenges. All players also are working to earn competition points in each event toward qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Wednesday

Final Cashers Round Standings (after 40 qualifying games; top 16 advance to round robin match play Thursday)
1, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 9,482.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 9,236.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 9,222.
4, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 9,146.
5, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 9,140.
6, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 9,134.
7, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 9,129.
8, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 9,123.
9, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 9,107.
10, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 9,106.
11, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 9,087.
12, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 9,030.
13, Dom Barrett, England, 9,018.
14, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 9,014.
15, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 9,010.
16, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 8,966.
Failed to advance:
17, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 8,938, $5,200.
18, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 8,927, $5,000.
19, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 8,925, $4,800.
20, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 8,911, $4,600.
21, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 8,907, $4,400.
22, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 8,892, $4,200.
23, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 8,879, $4,100.
24, Richard Teece, England, 8,859, $4,000.
25, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 8,854, $3,750.
26, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 8,823, $3,650.
27, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 8,811, $3,550.
28, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 8,801, $3,450.
29, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 8,798, $3,350.
30, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 8,790, $3,250.
31, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 8,766, $3,100.
32, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 8,749, $3,000.
33, Patrick Girard, Canada, 8,745, $2,900.
34, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, 8,704, $2,800.
35, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 8,690, $2,750.
36, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 8,626, $2,700.
37, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 8,617, $2,650.
38, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 8,540, $2,600.
39, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 8,514, $2,550.
40, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 8,458, $2,500.
300 Games: Jason Belmonte (2), Richard Teece (2), Bill O’Neill, AJ Johnson.

LAS VEGAS – After a combined 40 games bowled on four different lane conditions, the field of 40 PBA World Championship cashers was trimmed to 16 during Wednesday’s cashers round at the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI at South Point Bowling Plaza. And the leader of the pack heading into match play Thursday is EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, who raced away to a 246-pin lead during the cashers round.

Tackett, the 2013 PBA World Champion, completed the fourth round of qualifying with a 40-game total of 9,482 pins, averaging 237.05 pins to build a significant lead over Australia’s Jason Belmonte who posted a 9,236 total. Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, who came into the World Series on the heels of back-to-back victories in the Go Bowling Indianapolis Open and Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, was in third place, 14 pins behind Belmonte.

The top 16 World Championship qualifiers advance to round robin match play on Thursday. After a total of 56 games, including bonus pins earned in match play, the five leading scorers will advance to the PBA World Championship stepladder finals that will air live on FS1 on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific.

The multi-event PBA World Series is being contested on 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon, 42-foot Scorpion and 43-foot Earl Anthony lane oiling patterns, forcing the starting field of 120 players from around the world to adapt to a variety of scoring challenges. All players also are working to earn competition points in each event toward qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Wednesday

Final Cashers Round Standings (after 40 qualifying games; top 16 advance to round robin match play Thursday)
1, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 9,482.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 9,236.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 9,222.
4, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 9,146.
5, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 9,140.
6, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 9,134.
7, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 9,129.
8, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 9,123.
9, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 9,107.
10, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 9,106.
11, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 9,087.
12, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 9,030.
13, Dom Barrett, England, 9,018.
14, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 9,014.
15, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 9,010.
16, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 8,966.
Failed to advance:
17, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 8,938, $5,200.
18, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 8,927, $5,000.
19, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 8,925, $4,800.
20, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 8,911, $4,600.
21, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 8,907, $4,400.
22, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 8,892, $4,200.
23, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 8,879, $4,100.
24, Richard Teece, England, 8,859, $4,000.
25, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 8,854, $3,750.
26, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 8,823, $3,650.
27, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 8,811, $3,550.
28, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 8,801, $3,450.
29, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 8,798, $3,350.
30, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 8,790, $3,250.
31, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 8,766, $3,100.
32, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 8,749, $3,000.
33, Patrick Girard, Canada, 8,745, $2,900.
34, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, 8,704, $2,800.
35, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 8,690, $2,750.
36, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 8,626, $2,700.
37, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 8,617, $2,650.
38, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 8,540, $2,600.
39, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 8,514, $2,550.
40, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 8,458, $2,500.
300 Games: Jason Belmonte (2), Richard Teece (2), Bill O’Neill, AJ Johnson.

Posted: March 12, 2020, 3:13 am

LAS VEGAS – Australia’s Jason Belmonte led off the second round in the PBA Scorpion Championship with a 279 game Tuesday, averaging 244.4 for his final five games, top qualifying in the final animal pattern event of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI at South Point Bowling Plaza.

A second-place finish in the Scorpion leg also moved Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona into the lead in PBA World Championship qualifying. The Scorpion Championship was the third and final qualifying stages of the PBA World Championship, the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. Butturff qualified third in the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship qualifying to kick off WSOB XI and he then led the Chameleon Championship round.

Belmonte, with a 10-game total of 2,324 pins, led the top 16 Scorpion qualifiers advancing to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play on Tuesday, March 17. At the end of the day, four finalists will compete for the Scorpion title live on FS1 Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) as part of five consecutive days of WSOB XI telecasts.

Butturff completed PBA World Championship qualifying with a 30-game total of 7,030 pins for the combined Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion qualifying rounds, finishing 45 pins ahead of 2016 PBA World Champion EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, who slipped to a tie for 14th in the Scorpion round to finish with a 6,985 total. Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, coming off back-to-back PBA Tour titles in the Go Bowling Indianapolis Open and the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, is third with 6,908 pins.

The top 40 World Championship qualifiers advanced to Wednesday’s cashers round that consists of two five-game blocks at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern (3 and 5:30 p.m. Pacific). After 40 games, pinfall totals will determine the top 16 players who will advance to round robin match play on Thursday. After 56 games, the five leading scorers will advance to the PBA World Championship stepladder finals live on FS1 on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific.

Following qualifying rounds on the 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon and 42-foot Scorpion lane oiling patterns, the World Championship will be contested on the 43-foot Earl Anthony pattern, completing a multi-event competition that challenged players to adapt to a variety of scoring environments. In addition, competition points are being awarded in each event toward qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA SCORPION CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Tuesday

Final Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play on Tuesday, March 17)
1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,324.
2, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,286.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,285.
4, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,279.
5, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,275.
6, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,270.
7, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 2,269.
8, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,267.
9, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 2,254.
10 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,243, $100.
12, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,238.
13, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,236.
14 (tie), Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., and EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,222.
16, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,218.

Failed to advance:
17 (tie), Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., and Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 2,214.
19, Richard Teece, England, 2,213.
20, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 2,206.
21, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,205.
22, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 2,202.
23 (tie), Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,200.
25, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 2,192.
26 (tie), Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,191.
28, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,188.
29, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 2,187.
30, Dom Barrett, England, 2,185.
31, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,184.
32, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,183.
33, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,175.
34, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 2,169.
35, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,166.
36, Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,164.
37 (tie), John Furey, Howell, N.J., and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,163.
39, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 2,157.
40, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,153.
41, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,149.
42, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,148.
42, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,148.
44, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 2,145.
45, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,141.
45, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 2,141.
47, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,136.
48, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,135.
49, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,132.
50, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,129.
51, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,128.
52, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,120.
53, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,119.
54 (tie), Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., and Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 2,118.
56, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,116.
57, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 2,112.
58, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,103.
59, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 2,099.
60, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,094.
61, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 2,093.
62 (tie), Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., and AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,091.
64, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,090.
65, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,089.
66, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,087.
67, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 2,076.
68, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,071.
69 (tie), Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo.; Arturo Quintero, Mexico, and Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,067.
72, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 2,066.
73, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,065.
74, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,057.
75, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,056.
76, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 2,052.
77, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,050.
78, Stuart Williams, England, 2,049.
79, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,048.
80, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 2,037.
81, Robin Persson, Sweden, 2,033.
82, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 2,030.
83, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,029.
84, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 2,028.
85, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,027.
86, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 2,024.
87, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 2,022.
88, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 2,021.
89 (tie), Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., and Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 2,019.
91, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 2,011.
92, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 2,005.
93, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,002.
94, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,001.
95, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,000.
96, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,996.
97, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,989.
98, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,978.
99 (tie), Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, and Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 1,964.
101 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,958.
103, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 1,956.
104, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,936.
105, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 1,934.
106, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,932.
107, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,929.
108, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,925.
109 (tie), Christopher Sloan, Ireland, and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,911.
111, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 1,910.
112, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,907.
113, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,900.
114, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 1,893.
115, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 1,884.
116, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 1,871.
117, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,818.
118, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,800.
119, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 1,772.
120, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., withdrew.
300 Games: Kyle Duster, Carsten Hansen.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)

Final Qualifying Standings (after 30 qualifying games in Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships; top 40 advance to Wednesday’s cashers round)
1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 7,030.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 6,985.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,908.
4, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 6,888.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6,773.
6, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 6,728.
7, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,680.
8, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 6,679.
9, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,675.
10, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,673.
11 (tie), Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,664.
13, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 6,646.
14, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,641.
15, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 6,640.
16, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 6,626.
17, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 6,622.
18, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 6,613.
19, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 6,607.
20, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 6,549.
21, Dom Barrett, England, 6,547.
22, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,521.
23, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 6,517.
24 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,516.
26, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,500.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,494.
28, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 6,489.
29, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,487.
30, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 6,478.
31, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 6,477.
32, Richard Teece, England, 6,454.
33, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,435.
34, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 6,433.
35, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 6,420.
36, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 6,419.
37, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 6,414.
38, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 6,402.
39, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 6,401.
40, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,395.

Failed to advance:
41, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,389.
42, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 6,370.
43, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 6,367.
44, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,364.
45, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 6,352.
46, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,348.
47, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 6,337.
48, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 6,333.
49, Stuart Williams, England, 6,330.
50, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,327.
51, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 6,314.
52, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 6,303.
52, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 6,303.
54, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 6,299.
55, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 6,290.
56, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,284.
57, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 6,276.
58, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 6,273.
59, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 6,267.
60, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 6,266.
61, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 6,264.
62, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,262.
63, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 6,257.
64, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,246.
65, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,245.
66, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 6,238.
67, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 6,221.
68, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 6,220.
69, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 6,215.
70, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 6,213.
71, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 6,212.
72, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,209.
73, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 6,208.
74, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 6,199.
75, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 6,185.
76, Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 6,184.
77, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 6,183.
78, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,181.
79 (tie), Gaetan Mouveroux, France, and Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 6,166.
81, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 6,162.
82, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 6,159.
83, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 6,155.
84, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 6,152.
85 (tie), Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 6,136.
87, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,132.
88, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 6,129.
89, Sam Cooley, Australia, 6,118.
90, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 6,111.
91 (tie), Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 6,104.
93, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 6,102.
94, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 6,099.
95, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 6,096.
96, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6,091.
97, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 6,088.
98, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6,069.
99, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 6,054.
100, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 6,053.
101, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,052.
102, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 6,051.
103, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 6,044.
104, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 6,017.
105, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 6,013.
106, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,006.
107, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 5,985.
108, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 5,984.
109, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 5,982.
110, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 5,945.
111, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 5,931.
112, Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 5,918.
113, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 5,836.
114, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 5,809.
115, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 5,793.
116, Robin Persson, Sweden, 5,788.
117, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 5,784.
118, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 5,722.
119, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 5,558.

LAS VEGAS – Australia’s Jason Belmonte led off the second round in the PBA Scorpion Championship with a 279 game Tuesday, averaging 244.4 for his final five games, top qualifying in the final animal pattern event of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI at South Point Bowling Plaza.

A second-place finish in the Scorpion leg also moved Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona into the lead in PBA World Championship qualifying. The Scorpion Championship was the third and final qualifying stages of the PBA World Championship, the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. Butturff qualified third in the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship qualifying to kick off WSOB XI and he then led the Chameleon Championship round.

Belmonte, with a 10-game total of 2,324 pins, led the top 16 Scorpion qualifiers advancing to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play on Tuesday, March 17. At the end of the day, four finalists will compete for the Scorpion title live on FS1 Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) as part of five consecutive days of WSOB XI telecasts.

Butturff completed PBA World Championship qualifying with a 30-game total of 7,030 pins for the combined Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion qualifying rounds, finishing 45 pins ahead of 2016 PBA World Champion EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana, who slipped to a tie for 14th in the Scorpion round to finish with a 6,985 total. Sweden’s Jesper Svensson, coming off back-to-back PBA Tour titles in the Go Bowling Indianapolis Open and the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, is third with 6,908 pins.

The top 40 World Championship qualifiers advanced to Wednesday’s cashers round that consists of two five-game blocks at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern (3 and 5:30 p.m. Pacific). After 40 games, pinfall totals will determine the top 16 players who will advance to round robin match play on Thursday. After 56 games, the five leading scorers will advance to the PBA World Championship stepladder finals live on FS1 on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific.

Following qualifying rounds on the 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon and 42-foot Scorpion lane oiling patterns, the World Championship will be contested on the 43-foot Earl Anthony pattern, completing a multi-event competition that challenged players to adapt to a variety of scoring environments. In addition, competition points are being awarded in each event toward qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA SCORPION CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Tuesday

Final Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play on Tuesday, March 17)
1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,324.
2, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,286.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,285.
4, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,279.
5, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,275.
6, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,270.
7, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 2,269.
8, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,267.
9, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 2,254.
10 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,243, $100.
12, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,238.
13, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,236.
14 (tie), Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., and EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,222.
16, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,218.

Failed to advance:
17 (tie), Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., and Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 2,214.
19, Richard Teece, England, 2,213.
20, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 2,206.
21, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,205.
22, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 2,202.
23 (tie), Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,200.
25, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 2,192.
26 (tie), Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,191.
28, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,188.
29, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 2,187.
30, Dom Barrett, England, 2,185.
31, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,184.
32, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,183.
33, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,175.
34, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 2,169.
35, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,166.
36, Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,164.
37 (tie), John Furey, Howell, N.J., and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,163.
39, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 2,157.
40, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,153.
41, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,149.
42, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,148.
42, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,148.
44, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 2,145.
45, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,141.
45, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 2,141.
47, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,136.
48, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,135.
49, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,132.
50, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,129.
51, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,128.
52, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,120.
53, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,119.
54 (tie), Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., and Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 2,118.
56, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,116.
57, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 2,112.
58, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,103.
59, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 2,099.
60, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,094.
61, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 2,093.
62 (tie), Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., and AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,091.
64, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,090.
65, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,089.
66, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,087.
67, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 2,076.
68, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,071.
69 (tie), Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo.; Arturo Quintero, Mexico, and Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,067.
72, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 2,066.
73, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,065.
74, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,057.
75, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,056.
76, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 2,052.
77, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,050.
78, Stuart Williams, England, 2,049.
79, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,048.
80, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 2,037.
81, Robin Persson, Sweden, 2,033.
82, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 2,030.
83, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,029.
84, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 2,028.
85, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,027.
86, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 2,024.
87, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 2,022.
88, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 2,021.
89 (tie), Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., and Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 2,019.
91, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 2,011.
92, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 2,005.
93, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,002.
94, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,001.
95, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,000.
96, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,996.
97, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,989.
98, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,978.
99 (tie), Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, and Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 1,964.
101 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,958.
103, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 1,956.
104, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,936.
105, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 1,934.
106, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,932.
107, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 1,929.
108, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,925.
109 (tie), Christopher Sloan, Ireland, and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,911.
111, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 1,910.
112, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,907.
113, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,900.
114, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 1,893.
115, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 1,884.
116, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 1,871.
117, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,818.
118, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,800.
119, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 1,772.
120, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., withdrew.
300 Games: Kyle Duster, Carsten Hansen.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 1 event)

Final Qualifying Standings (after 30 qualifying games in Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships; top 40 advance to Wednesday’s cashers round)
1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 7,030.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 6,985.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,908.
4, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 6,888.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6,773.
6, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 6,728.
7, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,680.
8, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 6,679.
9, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,675.
10, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,673.
11 (tie), Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,664.
13, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 6,646.
14, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,641.
15, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 6,640.
16, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 6,626.
17, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 6,622.
18, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 6,613.
19, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 6,607.
20, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 6,549.
21, Dom Barrett, England, 6,547.
22, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,521.
23, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 6,517.
24 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,516.
26, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,500.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,494.
28, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 6,489.
29, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,487.
30, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 6,478.
31, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 6,477.
32, Richard Teece, England, 6,454.
33, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,435.
34, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 6,433.
35, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 6,420.
36, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 6,419.
37, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 6,414.
38, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 6,402.
39, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 6,401.
40, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,395.

Failed to advance:
41, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,389.
42, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 6,370.
43, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 6,367.
44, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,364.
45, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 6,352.
46, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,348.
47, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 6,337.
48, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 6,333.
49, Stuart Williams, England, 6,330.
50, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,327.
51, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 6,314.
52, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 6,303.
52, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 6,303.
54, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 6,299.
55, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 6,290.
56, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,284.
57, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 6,276.
58, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 6,273.
59, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 6,267.
60, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 6,266.
61, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 6,264.
62, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,262.
63, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 6,257.
64, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,246.
65, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,245.
66, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 6,238.
67, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 6,221.
68, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 6,220.
69, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 6,215.
70, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 6,213.
71, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 6,212.
72, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,209.
73, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 6,208.
74, Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 6,199.
75, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 6,185.
76, Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 6,184.
77, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 6,183.
78, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,181.
79 (tie), Gaetan Mouveroux, France, and Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 6,166.
81, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 6,162.
82, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 6,159.
83, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 6,155.
84, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 6,152.
85 (tie), Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 6,136.
87, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,132.
88, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 6,129.
89, Sam Cooley, Australia, 6,118.
90, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 6,111.
91 (tie), Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 6,104.
93, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 6,102.
94, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 6,099.
95, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 6,096.
96, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6,091.
97, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 6,088.
98, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6,069.
99, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 6,054.
100, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 6,053.
101, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,052.
102, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 6,051.
103, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 6,044.
104, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 6,017.
105, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 6,013.
106, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,006.
107, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 5,985.
108, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 5,984.
109, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 5,982.
110, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 5,945.
111, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 5,931.
112, Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 5,918.
113, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 5,836.
114, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 5,809.
115, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 5,793.
116, Robin Persson, Sweden, 5,788.
117, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 5,784.
118, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 5,722.
119, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 5,558.

Posted: March 11, 2020, 1:39 pm

LAS VEGAS – Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, rolled one of two 300 games recorded Monday to pace qualifying in the PBA Chameleon Championship, the second animal pattern leg of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI at South Point Bowling Plaza.

Butturff, a 25-year-old seven-time PBA Tour title winner, tossed his perfect game midway through Monday’s second five-game qualifying round and finished with a 10-game total of 2,385 pins to lead two-hander Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, who had the other Chameleon 300 game to start the day, by two pins.

The Chameleon Championship is the second of three qualifying stages of the PBA World Championship, the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. The top 16 Chameleon qualifiers will advance to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play on Monday, March 16, to narrow the field to four finalists who will compete for the Chameleon title live on FS1 Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific).

After 20 games, EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana led World Championship qualifying with 4,763 pins, 19 ahead of Butturff. Tackett was second in Cheetah qualifying and fourth in the Chameleon round; Butturff was third and first, respectively.

Next up on the WSOB XI schedule is qualifying for the PBA Scorpion Championship Tuesday. Like the Cheetah and Chameleon Championships, the Scorpion Championship will include two five-game qualifying rounds will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific and 8:30 Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific. The top 16 qualifiers will advance to the Scorpion final rounds on March 17.

Thirty-game combined pinfall totals for the Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championship qualifying rounds will determine the 40 players who will advance to Wednesday’s 10-game PBA World Championship cashers round. Each World Series event is being contested on a different lane oiling pattern: the 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon and 42-foot Scorpion patterns plus the 43-foot Earl Anthony pattern for the World Championship. Competition points earned in each event also will be important in qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Monday

Final Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play on Monday, March 16)
1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,385.
2, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,383.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,366.
4, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,362.
5, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,338.
6, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,272.
7, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,265.
8, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,260.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,249.
10, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 2,238.
11, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,235.
12, Stuart Williams, England, 2,234.
13, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,232.
14, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,226.
15, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,225.
16, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,222.

Failed to advance:
17, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,220.
18 (tie), Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., and BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,212.
20, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,209.
21, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 2,207.
22, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,201.
23, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,200.
24 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,196.
26, Dom Barrett, England, 2,195.
27, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,190.
28, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,179.
29, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 2,176.
30, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 2,174.
31, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,167.
32, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,160.
33 (tie), Darren Tang, Las Vegas, and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,159.
35 (tie), AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,157.
37, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,152.
38, Zach Wilkins, Canada, 2,146.
39 (tie), Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa.; Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and Richard Teece, England, 2,138.
42, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,136.
43, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,128.
44, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,119.
45, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 2,114.
46, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,109.
47, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,108.
48, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,103.
49, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 2,102.
50, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 2,099.
51, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,095.
52, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 2,094.
53, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 2,093.
54, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 2,091.
55 (tie), Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,090.
57 (tie), Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 2,086.
59 (tie), Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., and Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 2,085.
61 (tie), Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, and Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 2,084.
63, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,083.
64, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 2,081.
65, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 2,079.
66, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,077.
67, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,075.
68, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,072.
69, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,068.
70 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., and Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 2,065.
72, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,064.
73, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 2,063.
74 (tie), Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., and Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 2,062.
76 (tie), Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., and David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,061.
79, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,058.
80, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 2,055.
81 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,051.
83, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 2,050.
84, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,049.
85, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 2,047.
86, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,043.
87, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,042.
88, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 2,039.
89 (tie), Sam Cooley, Australia, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,035.
91, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,031.
92, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 2,028.
93, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 2,025.
94, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,023.
95, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 2,015.
96, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 2,009.
97, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 2,008.
98 (tie), Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 2,005.
100, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,002.
101, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,000.
102, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,996.
103, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,990.
104, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 1,989.
105, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 1,984.
106, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 1,967.
107, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 1,963.
108, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 1,961.
109, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,949.
110, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 1,947.
111, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 1,945.
112, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 1,941.
113, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,928.
114, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,926.
115, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 1,903.
116, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 1,892.
117, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,866.
118, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 1,799.
119, Robin Persson, Sweden, 1,771.
120, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 1,725.
300 Games: Chris Via, Jakob Butturff.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
(After 20 qualifying games in Cheetah and Chameleon Championships; top 40 after 30 games will advance to cashers round on Wednesday)
1
, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 4,763.
2, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4,744.
3, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 4,650.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 4,623.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4,537.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,517.
7, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 4,474.
8 (tie), Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,473.
10, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 4,468.
11, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 4,466.
12, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,443.
13, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 4,425.
14, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 4,422.
15, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4,413.
16 (tie), Carsten Hansen, Denmark, and AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 4,403.
18, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 4,400.
19, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,398.
20, Patrick Girard, Canada, 4,394.
21, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 4,393.
22, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 4,391.
23, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 4,389.
24, Dom Barrett, England, 4,362.
25, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 4,359.
26, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 4,352.
27 (tie), Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 4,351.
29, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4,350.
30, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 4,336.
31, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 4,333.
32, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 4,330.
33, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 4,326.
34, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 4,314.
35, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 4,304.
36, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 4,303.
37, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 4,301.
38, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,295.
39, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 4,288.
40, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 4,287.
41, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,284.
42, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 4,282.
43, Stuart Williams, England, 4,281.
44 (tie), Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4,277.
46, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 4,276.
47, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 4,272.
48, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 4,264.
49 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4,255.
51, Richard Teece, England, 4,241.
52, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 4,237.
53, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 4,234.
54, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4,220.
55, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 4,219.
56, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 4,216.
57, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 4,214.
58 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden, and Sam Cooley, Australia, 4,211.
60, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 4,202.
61, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 4,195.
62, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 4,193.
63 (tie), Shawn Maldonado, Houston, and JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 4,180.
65, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 4,177.
66, Zach Wilkins, Canada, 4,171.
67, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 4,168.
68, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 4,158.
69, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,141.
70, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 4,124.
71 (tie), Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, and Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4,118.
73, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 4,114.
74, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 4,113.
75, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 4,110.
76, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 4,100.
77 (tie), Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., and Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 4,096.
79, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 4,092.
80, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 4,091.
81, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 4,089.
82, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 4,086.
83, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 4,084.
84, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 4,081.
85, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 4,077.
86, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 4,075.
87, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 4,074.
88, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 4,072.
89, Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 4,069.
90, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 4,067.
91, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 4,063.
92, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 4,059.
93, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 4,055.
94, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 4,054.
95, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 4,048.
96, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 4,038.
97, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 4,034.
98, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 4,030.
99, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,029.
100, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 4,021.
101, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4,020.
102, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 4,016.
103, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4,014.
104, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 4,009.
105, Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 4,002.
106, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 3,998.
107, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 3,986.
108, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 3,984.
109 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., and Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 3,970.
111, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 3,967.
112, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 3,952.
113, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 3,933.
114, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 3,924.
115, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,904.
116, Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 3,899.
117, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 3,872.
118, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 3,773.
119, Robin Persson, Sweden, 3,755.
120, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 3,648.

LAS VEGAS – Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, rolled one of two 300 games recorded Monday to pace qualifying in the PBA Chameleon Championship, the second animal pattern leg of the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI at South Point Bowling Plaza.

Butturff, a 25-year-old seven-time PBA Tour title winner, tossed his perfect game midway through Monday’s second five-game qualifying round and finished with a 10-game total of 2,385 pins to lead two-hander Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, who had the other Chameleon 300 game to start the day, by two pins.

The Chameleon Championship is the second of three qualifying stages of the PBA World Championship, the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. The top 16 Chameleon qualifiers will advance to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play on Monday, March 16, to narrow the field to four finalists who will compete for the Chameleon title live on FS1 Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific).

After 20 games, EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana led World Championship qualifying with 4,763 pins, 19 ahead of Butturff. Tackett was second in Cheetah qualifying and fourth in the Chameleon round; Butturff was third and first, respectively.

Next up on the WSOB XI schedule is qualifying for the PBA Scorpion Championship Tuesday. Like the Cheetah and Chameleon Championships, the Scorpion Championship will include two five-game qualifying rounds will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific and 8:30 Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific. The top 16 qualifiers will advance to the Scorpion final rounds on March 17.

Thirty-game combined pinfall totals for the Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion Championship qualifying rounds will determine the 40 players who will advance to Wednesday’s 10-game PBA World Championship cashers round. Each World Series event is being contested on a different lane oiling pattern: the 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon and 42-foot Scorpion patterns plus the 43-foot Earl Anthony pattern for the World Championship. Competition points earned in each event also will be important in qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

PBA CHAMELEON CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Monday

Final Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play on Monday, March 16)
1, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,385.
2, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,383.
3, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,366.
4, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,362.
5, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,338.
6, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,272.
7, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,265.
8, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,260.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,249.
10, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 2,238.
11, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,235.
12, Stuart Williams, England, 2,234.
13, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,232.
14, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,226.
15, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,225.
16, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,222.

Failed to advance:
17, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,220.
18 (tie), Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., and BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,212.
20, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,209.
21, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 2,207.
22, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,201.
23, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,200.
24 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,196.
26, Dom Barrett, England, 2,195.
27, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,190.
28, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,179.
29, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 2,176.
30, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 2,174.
31, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,167.
32, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,160.
33 (tie), Darren Tang, Las Vegas, and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,159.
35 (tie), AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,157.
37, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,152.
38, Zach Wilkins, Canada, 2,146.
39 (tie), Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa.; Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and Richard Teece, England, 2,138.
42, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,136.
43, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,128.
44, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 2,119.
45, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 2,114.
46, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,109.
47, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,108.
48, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,103.
49, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 2,102.
50, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 2,099.
51, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,095.
52, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 2,094.
53, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 2,093.
54, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 2,091.
55 (tie), Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,090.
57 (tie), Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 2,086.
59 (tie), Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., and Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 2,085.
61 (tie), Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, and Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 2,084.
63, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,083.
64, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 2,081.
65, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 2,079.
66, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,077.
67, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,075.
68, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,072.
69, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 2,068.
70 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., and Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 2,065.
72, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,064.
73, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 2,063.
74 (tie), Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., and Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 2,062.
76 (tie), Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., and David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,061.
79, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,058.
80, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 2,055.
81 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,051.
83, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 2,050.
84, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,049.
85, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 2,047.
86, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,043.
87, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,042.
88, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 2,039.
89 (tie), Sam Cooley, Australia, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,035.
91, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,031.
92, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 2,028.
93, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 2,025.
94, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,023.
95, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 2,015.
96, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 2,009.
97, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 2,008.
98 (tie), Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 2,005.
100, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,002.
101, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,000.
102, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,996.
103, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,990.
104, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 1,989.
105, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 1,984.
106, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 1,967.
107, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 1,963.
108, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 1,961.
109, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,949.
110, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 1,947.
111, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 1,945.
112, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 1,941.
113, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,928.
114, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,926.
115, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 1,903.
116, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 1,892.
117, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,866.
118, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 1,799.
119, Robin Persson, Sweden, 1,771.
120, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 1,725.
300 Games: Chris Via, Jakob Butturff.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
(After 20 qualifying games in Cheetah and Chameleon Championships; top 40 after 30 games will advance to cashers round on Wednesday)
1
, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 4,763.
2, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4,744.
3, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 4,650.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 4,623.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4,537.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,517.
7, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 4,474.
8 (tie), Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,473.
10, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 4,468.
11, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 4,466.
12, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,443.
13, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 4,425.
14, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 4,422.
15, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4,413.
16 (tie), Carsten Hansen, Denmark, and AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 4,403.
18, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 4,400.
19, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,398.
20, Patrick Girard, Canada, 4,394.
21, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 4,393.
22, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 4,391.
23, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 4,389.
24, Dom Barrett, England, 4,362.
25, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 4,359.
26, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 4,352.
27 (tie), Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 4,351.
29, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4,350.
30, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 4,336.
31, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 4,333.
32, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 4,330.
33, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 4,326.
34, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 4,314.
35, AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 4,304.
36, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 4,303.
37, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 4,301.
38, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,295.
39, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 4,288.
40, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 4,287.
41, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,284.
42, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 4,282.
43, Stuart Williams, England, 4,281.
44 (tie), Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4,277.
46, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 4,276.
47, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 4,272.
48, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 4,264.
49 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4,255.
51, Richard Teece, England, 4,241.
52, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 4,237.
53, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 4,234.
54, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4,220.
55, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 4,219.
56, Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, 4,216.
57, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 4,214.
58 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden, and Sam Cooley, Australia, 4,211.
60, Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 4,202.
61, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 4,195.
62, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 4,193.
63 (tie), Shawn Maldonado, Houston, and JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 4,180.
65, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 4,177.
66, Zach Wilkins, Canada, 4,171.
67, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 4,168.
68, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 4,158.
69, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,141.
70, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 4,124.
71 (tie), Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, and Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4,118.
73, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 4,114.
74, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 4,113.
75, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 4,110.
76, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 4,100.
77 (tie), Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., and Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 4,096.
79, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 4,092.
80, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 4,091.
81, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 4,089.
82, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 4,086.
83, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 4,084.
84, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 4,081.
85, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 4,077.
86, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 4,075.
87, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 4,074.
88, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 4,072.
89, Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 4,069.
90, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 4,067.
91, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 4,063.
92, Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, 4,059.
93, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 4,055.
94, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 4,054.
95, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 4,048.
96, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 4,038.
97, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 4,034.
98, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 4,030.
99, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,029.
100, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 4,021.
101, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4,020.
102, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 4,016.
103, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4,014.
104, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 4,009.
105, Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 4,002.
106, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 3,998.
107, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 3,986.
108, Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 3,984.
109 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., and Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 3,970.
111, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 3,967.
112, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 3,952.
113, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 3,933.
114, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 3,924.
115, Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,904.
116, Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 3,899.
117, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 3,872.
118, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 3,773.
119, Robin Persson, Sweden, 3,755.
120, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 3,648.

Posted: March 10, 2020, 1:43 pm

LAS VEGAS – Matt McNiel, a 34-year-old sixth-year PBA Tour competitor from Minneapolis, Minnesota, posted a 10-game total of 2,424 pins Sunday to lead qualifying in the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship as the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI got underway at South Point Bowling Plaza.

McNiel, who finished fourth in the Cheetah Championship and third in the PBA World Championship during the 2019 WSOB X, didn’t have a game below 208 and finished Sunday’s two five-game qualifying rounds with a 290 game to overtake EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana by 23 pins for the Cheetah Championship lead.

The Cheetah Championship is the first of three so-called animal pattern stages of WSOB XI that also involve qualifying for the PBA World Championship, the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. The top 16 Cheetah qualifiers will advance to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play on Saturday, March 14, to narrow the field to four finalists who will compete for the Cheetah title live on FS1 on Sunday, March 15, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. Pacific).

Next up on the WSOB XI schedule is qualifying for the PBA Chameleon Championship Monday. Two five-game qualifying rounds will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific and 8:30 Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific. The top 16 qualifiers will advance to the Chameleon final rounds on March 16.

Thirty-game combined qualifying pinfall totals for the Cheetah, Chameleon and Tuesday’s Scorpion Championship rounds will determine the 40 players who will advance to Wednesday’s PBA World Championship cashers round. Each World Series event is being contested on a different lane oiling pattern: the 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon and 42-foot Scorpion patterns plus the 43-foot Earl Anthony pattern for the World Championship. Competition points earned in each event also will be important in qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

GO BOWLING PBA CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Sunday

Final Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play on Saturday, March 14)
1, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,424.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,401.
3, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,359.
4, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 2,315.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,311.
6, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 2,304.
7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,284.
8, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 2,280.
9, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,277.
10, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,268.
11, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,267.
12, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 2,259.
13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,258.
14 (tie), Jesper Svensson, Sweden, and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,257.
16, x-Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,242.

Failed to advance:
17, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 2,242.
18, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 2,237.
19, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 2,236.
20, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,231.
21, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,230.
22, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,226.
23, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,224.
24, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 2,217.
25, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,216.
26, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,213.
27, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,204.
28, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,203.
29, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,202.
30, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,200.
31, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,199.
32, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,195.
33, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,193.
34 (tie), Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., and Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,192.
36, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,188.
37, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,183.
38, Sam Cooley, Australia, 2,176.
39, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 2,172.
40, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,171.
41, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,169.
42, Dom Barrett, England, 2,167.
43, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,165.
44, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,164.
45, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 2,163.
46, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,160.
47, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,153.
48, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,149.
49 (tie), Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, and AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,147.
51, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,145.
52, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 2,139.
53, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 2,138.
54 (tie), Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, and Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,135.
56, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 2,134.
57, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 2,125.
58, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,113.
59, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 2,112.
60, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,111.
61, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 2,104.
62, Richard Teece, England, 2,103.
63, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,102.
64 (tie), Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., and Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 2,099.
66, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 2,092.
67, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,089.
68, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,088.
69, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,087.
70, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,079.
71, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 2,071.
72, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 2,067.
73, Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,064.
74, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,063.
75, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 2,060.
76, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,054.
77, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,053.
78, Stuart Williams, England, 2,047.
79, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 2,037.
80 (tie), Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, and David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,031.
82, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 2,030.
83 (tie), Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, and Zach Wilkins, Canada, 2,025.
85, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,024.
86 (tie), Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., and Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 2,023.
88, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 2,021.
89, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 2,019.
90, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,013.
91, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 2,011.
92, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,010.
93, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,002.
94, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,996.
95 (tie), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 1,995.
97, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 1,993.
98, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 1,992.
99 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,990.
101, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,989.
102, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,987.
103 (tie), Robin Persson, Sweden, and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,984.
105, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,982.
106, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,977.
107, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 1,971.
108, Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,951.
109, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 1,948.
110, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 1,937.
111, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 1,935.
112, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,934.
113 (tie), Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 1,908.
115, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,905.
116, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 1,881.
116, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 1,881.
118, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 1,849.
119, Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 1,814.
120, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,812.

x-Rash def. Ciminelli, 243-178, in a one-game roll-off to break a tie for 16th place.

300 Games: Michael Martell (2).

LAS VEGAS – Matt McNiel, a 34-year-old sixth-year PBA Tour competitor from Minneapolis, Minnesota, posted a 10-game total of 2,424 pins Sunday to lead qualifying in the Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship as the Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI got underway at South Point Bowling Plaza.

McNiel, who finished fourth in the Cheetah Championship and third in the PBA World Championship during the 2019 WSOB X, didn’t have a game below 208 and finished Sunday’s two five-game qualifying rounds with a 290 game to overtake EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana by 23 pins for the Cheetah Championship lead.

The Cheetah Championship is the first of three so-called animal pattern stages of WSOB XI that also involve qualifying for the PBA World Championship, the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour’s fourth major championship. The top 16 Cheetah qualifiers will advance to best-of-five-game, single-elimination match play on Saturday, March 14, to narrow the field to four finalists who will compete for the Cheetah title live on FS1 on Sunday, March 15, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 a.m. Pacific).

Next up on the WSOB XI schedule is qualifying for the PBA Chameleon Championship Monday. Two five-game qualifying rounds will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific and 8:30 Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific. The top 16 qualifiers will advance to the Chameleon final rounds on March 16.

Thirty-game combined qualifying pinfall totals for the Cheetah, Chameleon and Tuesday’s Scorpion Championship rounds will determine the 40 players who will advance to Wednesday’s PBA World Championship cashers round. Each World Series event is being contested on a different lane oiling pattern: the 33-foot Cheetah, 39-foot Chameleon and 42-foot Scorpion patterns plus the 43-foot Earl Anthony pattern for the World Championship. Competition points earned in each event also will be important in qualifying for the upcoming PBA Playoffs and the annual PBA League draft.

FloBowling, the PBA’s official subscription-based online streaming service, is providing exclusive coverage of all WSOB qualifying and match play rounds. For subscription information, visit flobowling.com. Fans also can follow the World Series in real time on pba.com’s Live Scoring feature.

GO BOWLING PBA CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
(A Storm PBA World Series of Bowling XI/2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
South Point Bowling Plaza, Las Vegas, Sunday

Final Go Bowling PBA Cheetah Championship Qualifying Standings (after 10 games; top 16 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play on Saturday, March 14)
1, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, 2,424.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 2,401.
3, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 2,359.
4, Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 2,315.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 2,311.
6, Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 2,304.
7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,284.
8, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 2,280.
9, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,277.
10, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,268.
11, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 2,267.
12, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 2,259.
13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,258.
14 (tie), Jesper Svensson, Sweden, and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,257.
16, x-Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,242.

Failed to advance:
17, Ryan Ciminelli, Lancaster, S.C., 2,242.
18, Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 2,237.
19, Jake Rollins, Glen Rock, N.J., 2,236.
20, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,231.
21, Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2,230.
22, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,226.
23, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2,224.
24, Jason Sterner, Rochester, N.Y., 2,217.
25, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 2,216.
26, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 2,213.
27, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,204.
28, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,203.
29, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 2,202.
30, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 2,200.
31, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,199.
32, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,195.
33, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,193.
34 (tie), Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., and Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 2,192.
36, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 2,188.
37, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,183.
38, Sam Cooley, Australia, 2,176.
39, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 2,172.
40, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 2,171.
41, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2,169.
42, Dom Barrett, England, 2,167.
43, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,165.
44, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 2,164.
45, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 2,163.
46, Matt Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 2,160.
47, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,153.
48, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,149.
49 (tie), Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, and AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 2,147.
51, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,145.
52, Rhino Page, Spokane, Wash., 2,139.
53, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 2,138.
54 (tie), Tom Hess, Granger, Iowa, and Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,135.
56, Adam Andersson, Sweden, 2,134.
57, Mitch Hupe, Wichita, Kan., 2,125.
58, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,113.
59, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 2,112.
60, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,111.
61, Cristian Azcona, Clermont, Fla., 2,104.
62, Richard Teece, England, 2,103.
63, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,102.
64 (tie), Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., and Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 2,099.
66, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 2,092.
67, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 2,089.
68, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2,088.
69, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 2,087.
70, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,079.
71, Deo Benard, Henderson, Nev., 2,071.
72, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 2,067.
73, Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,064.
74, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,063.
75, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 2,060.
76, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 2,054.
77, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 2,053.
78, Stuart Williams, England, 2,047.
79, Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 2,037.
80 (tie), Arnar Jonsson, Iceland, and David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2,031.
82, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 2,030.
83 (tie), Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, and Zach Wilkins, Canada, 2,025.
85, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,024.
86 (tie), Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., and Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 2,023.
88, Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 2,021.
89, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 2,019.
90, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,013.
91, Dakota Vostry, Romeoville, Ill., 2,011.
92, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 2,010.
93, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,002.
94, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,996.
95 (tie), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Rasmus Edvall, Sweden, 1,995.
97, DJ Archer, Spring, Texas, 1,993.
98, Gaetan Mouveroux, France, 1,992.
99 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,990.
101, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,989.
102, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,987.
103 (tie), Robin Persson, Sweden, and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,984.
105, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,982.
106, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,977.
107, Graham Fach, Urbana, Ohio, 1,971.
108, Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,951.
109, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 1,948.
110, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 1,937.
111, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 1,935.
112, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,934.
113 (tie), Tristan Butler, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 1,908.
115, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,905.
116, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 1,881.
116, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 1,881.
118, Eduardo Astiazaran, Mexico, 1,849.
119, Matt Kuba, Tinley Park, Ill., 1,814.
120, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,812.

x-Rash def. Ciminelli, 243-178, in a one-game roll-off to break a tie for 16th place.

300 Games: Michael Martell (2).

Posted: March 9, 2020, 1:46 pm

 

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