- Host Center:
Allen Park, MI
- Television Date:
February 10th, 2013
What can we say about Andres Gomez? He had all the experience going into the title match and it had been a long time since his opponent (D.J. Archer) had made a show.
Andres played the lanes beautifully and out bowled D.J. Archer.
When D. J Archer opened in the 4th frame, Andres just stepped up and performed. When he rolled the 10-pin in the 9th frame it was over. It was Andres day. He bowled beautifully and he is a great ambassador for Storm and the sport of bowling.
Andres has such a soft hand and when you combine that with the Storm Hy-Road™, which is one of his favorite balls, it was going to be very tough for D. J.
Another strong showing for Storm. The equipment matched up great on the Salvino pattern.
Storm staffer Andres Gomez and free agent D. J. Archer both made their way to the championship match by doing what they do best, slow wheeling. Neither player throws rockets down the lane. Both of them have natural ball speed of about 15 - 16 mph.
Andres has a good rev rate and it was the key to his success. Andres and I were confident of his ball options due to the higher friction in the Arena at Thunderbowl.
Andres used two Hy-Roads in qualifying. The right lane in the finals was unpredictable however, and giving him fits. Andres chose a Roto Grip Shooting Star for that lane which blended it out and had a smoother reaction.
Andres main focus was to keep his speed and tempo slow which allowed him to use his hand. Using both the Hy-Road and Shooting Star allowed the strategy to work.
In the end, Andres International and PBA experience helped him defend at the Carmen Savino Classic. That and he is great at slow wheeling the lane.
It had been a long time since D.J. Archer had made a telecast so the fact that he made the show was commendable.
He put himself in a hole early and that was a mistake against Andres, who was the defending champion of this event.
D.J. had a great reaction in the qualifying, but Andres had a better look on the TV pair. That's tough to overcome.
Hopefully this will jump start D. J.'s career and we will see him bowl for another title in the near future.
D.J. is great at slow wheeling the lane. His rev rate is very good and both factors worked well on the 40 foot Carmen Salvino pattern, which is playable from multiple angles on both sides of the lane.
D.J. felt the Victory Road Solid, which I hit with a 2000 pad a few days before was his best option. It was his best look to blend out the backends.
We expected more hook in the Arena and we were correct. The PBA League also bowled on the lanes earlier and they had been stripped and re-oiled a total of three times.
For D.J., it was only his second career TV finals and his nerves got the best of him. Second place was nothing to be ashamed of, and we hope to see him on TV again very soon.
As for the the PBA League, watching Pete Weber is one of the things I enjoy most. Anytime I can see Pete throwing the ball, it is very fun to watch. Pete's personality makes great television and he is still one of the best players out here.
Great start for Storm and the PBA league!
STORM ALL-TIME WINS PBA TOUR
1st Win - Dennis Horan Jr. - 1996 Greater Hartford Open (Forest Fire)
2nd Win - Pete Weber - 1997 Tucson Open (Lightning Storm)
3rd Win - Pete Weber - 1997 Comfort Inn Classic (Blue Thunder Pro)
4th Win - First Major - Pete Weber - 1998 National Championship (Bolt)
5th Win - Dennis Horan Jr. - 1998 Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship (Bolt)
1st Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 1998 Storm Flagship Open
6th Win - Brian Himmler - 1999 Albuquerque Open (Sky Bolt)
7th Win - Eric Forkel - 1999 Brunswick Long Island N.Y City PBA Experience (Meteor Flash)
8th Win - Pete Weber - 2000 Empire State Open (El Nino 2000)
9th Win - Dennis Horan Jr. - 2000 Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship (ThunderFlash Pro)
10th Win - Second Major - Robert Smith - 2000 U.S Open (Fire Power)
11th Win - Robert Smith - 2000 Flagship Open (Super Power)
12th Win - Ryan Shafer - 2001 Orleans Casino Open Championship (X-IT)
13th Win - Pete Weber - 2001 Great Lakes Classic (X-IT/Eraser)
14th Win - Pete Weber - 2001 Greater Louisville Open (Trauma Recovery)
15th Win - Pete Weber - 2002 Columbia 300 Tar Heel Open (Trauma ER)
16th Win - Robert Smith - 2002 PBA Empire State Open (Erase It/Super Power)
17th Win - Hugh Miller - 2002 PBA Dream Bowl 2002 (Erase It)
18th Win - Robert Smith - 2002 Japan Cup (Shock Trauma)
19th Win - Danny Wiseman - 2002 Miller High Life Open (Eraser/Eraser Blaze)
20th Win - Randy Pedersen - 2002 Pepsi Open (X Factor)
2nd Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2003 Storm Las Vegas Classic
21st Win - Mike DeVaney - 2003 PBA GEICO Earl Anthony Classic (X Factor)
22nd Win - Pete Weber - 2003 PBA Tar Heel Open (X Factor Deuce)
23rd Win - Robert Smith - 2003 PBA Banquet Open (Eraser Boost)
24th Win - Brian Himmler - 2003 PBA Miller High Life Open (Hotwire)
25th Win - Ryan Shafer - 2003 PBA Empire State Open (X Factor Deuce)
26th Win - Patrick Healey Jr. - 2003 PBA GEICO Open (X Factor)
27th Win -Third Major - Patrick Healey Jr. - 2003 PBA Dexter Tournament of Champions (Flash Point/Hot Rod)
3rd Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2004 PBA Earl Anthony Classic presented by Storm Products
28th Win - Pete Weber - 2004 PBA Medford Open (Super Charge/X Factor Re Loaded)
29th Win - Fourth Major - Pete Weber - 2004 U.S Open (X Factor)
30th Win - Robert Smith - 2004 PBA Odor Eaters Open (Eraser Boost)
31st Win - Brian Himmler - 2004 PBA Chicago Open ( X Factor Ace)
4th Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2004 PBA Orange County Classic presented by Storm Products
32nd Win - Pete Weber - 2005 Bowlers Paradise.com Classic (Fired Up)
33rd Win - Pete Weber - 2006 PBA Etonic Championship (Special Agent)
34th Win - Norm Duke - 2006 PBA Lake County Indiana Classic ( X Factor Ace)
35th Win - Brian Himmler - 2006 PBA Earl Anthony Medford Classic (Paradigm)
36th Win - Norm Duke - 2006 PBA Ace Hardware Championship (X Factor Ace)
37th Win - Norm Duke - 2006 Columbia 300 Classic (Spit Fire)
38th Win - Fifth Major - Pete Weber - 2007 U.S Open (Shift)
39th Win - Norm Duke - 2007 PBA Pepsi Championship (Spit Fire/Fired Up)
40th Win - Sixth Major - Norm Duke - 2008 PBA Denny's World Championship (Hy-Road)
41st Win - Seventh Major - Norm Duke - 2008 U.S Open (Shift)
42nd Win - Mike Machuga - 2008 PBA Chameleon Championship (Hy-Road)
43rd Win - Mike Wolfe - 2008 PBA Ultimate Scoring Championship (Dimension/T-Road Pearl)
44th Win - Rhino Page - 2008 Shark Championship (Hy-Road)
45th Win - Eighth Major Norm Duke - 2008 PBA World Championship (Hy-Road)
46th Win - Patrick Allen - 2009 National Bowling Stadium Championship (T-Road Solid/Rapid Fire)
47th Win - Ninth Major - Patrick Allen - 2009 PBA H & R Block Tournament of Champions (T-Road Pearl/Rapid Fire)
48th Win - Norm Duke/Liz Johnson 2009 Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship (Hy-Road)
49th Win - Norm Duke - 2009 PBA Dick Weber Open (Hy-Road)
50th Win - Jeff Carter - 2009 GEICO Plastic Ball Championship (Plastic)
51st Win - Jason Belmonte - 2009 PBA Long Island Classic - (Hy-Road/Team Storm Plastic)
52nd Win - Tenth Major - Mike Scroggins- 2009 U.S Open (Hy-Road/T-Road Pearl)
53rd Win - Patrick Allen - 2009 Dydo Japan Cup (Hy-Road)
54th Win - Norm Duke - 2009 PBA Cheetah Championship (Second Dimension)
55th Win - Rhino Page - 2009 PBA Viper Open (Natural)
56th Win - Mike DeVaney 2009 PBA Scorpion Championship (Natural/Street Rod)
57th Win - Jack Jurek - 2009 PBA Shark Championship (Virtual Energy)
58th Win - Brian Voss/Diandra Asbaty - 2010 Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship (Hy-Road)
59th Win - Pete Weber - 2010 PBA Lumber Liquidators Marathon Challenge (Hy-Road)
60th Win - Yong Jin Gu - 2010 PBA Scorpion Championship (Anarchy)
61st Win - Osku Palermaa - 2010 PBA GEICO Shark Championship (Hy-Road)
5th Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2010 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational sponsored by Storm Products
62nd Win - 11th Major - Tom Hess - 2011 USBC Masters (Virtual Gravity Nano)
63rd Win - 12th Major - Norm Duke - 2011 U.S Open (Prodigy)
64th Win - Stuart Williams - 2012 Bayer Viper Open (Victory Road Solid/Tropical Heat)
65th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 WSOB Chameleon Open (Marvel Pearl)
66th Win - Dominic Barrett - 2012 WSOB Scorpion Open (Marvel Pearl)
67th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 WSOB Shark Open (Marvel Pearl)
68th Win - 13th Major - Osku Palermaa - 2012 PBA World Championship (Hy-Road)
69th Win - Andres Gomez - 2012 PBA Carmen Salvino Classic (Marvel Pearl)
70th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 PBA Elite Players Championship (Marvel Pearl)
6th Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2012 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational sponsored by Storm Products
71st Win - Scott Newell - 2012 PBA Ricart Ford Open (Victory Road Solid)
72nd Win - Osku Palermaa - 2012 PBA Kuwait International Open (Natural)
73rd Win - 14th Major - Pete Weber - 2012 U.S Open (Marvel Pearl/Frantic)
74th Win - Norm Duke/Wes Malott - 2012 PBA Roth/Holman Doubles (Anarchy/Frantic)
75th Win - Norm Duke - 2012 PBA Dick Weber Playoffs (Frantic)
76th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 PBA Australian Masters (Lucid)
77th Win - Norm Duke - 2012 PBA Dick Weber Playoffs (Frantic)
78th Win - Brad Angelo - 2012 PBA Viper Championship (Hy-Road)
79th Win - Tom Daugherty - 2012-13 BJ Scorpion Championship (Victory Road/Crossroad/Hy-Road/Marvel Pearl, IQ Tour)
80th Win - Andres Gomez - 2013 PBA Carmen Salvino Classic - (Hy-Road)
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