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Bowling News USA - November 8, 2011 2011 PBA World Series of Bowling Report - 11/8/11



Belmo filets the Shark...Storm Staffers locked and loaded for World Championship...

 

Storm's Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte made his second television final at the 2011 PBA GEICO Shark Open as action continued at the 2011 PBA World Series of Bowling at South Point in Las Vegas, NV. Belmonte qualified second with a 14 game total of 3251.

Storm/Roto Grip staffers and free agents using Storm/Roto Grip equipment dominated the leader board (occupying eight out of the top ten spots) at the PBA World World Championship. The field of 53 survivors head into the cashers’ round today. The World Championship is the Professional Bowlers Association’s first major championship of the 2011-12 season.

Thirteen-time Tour champion and defending PBA World Championship winner Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, led the Shark qualifying and will be making his first World Series television final after posting a 3,297 pinfall total (235.5 average). He had games of 226, 290, 268, 176, 227 and 268 Tuesday night.

Shawn Rash finished the tournament with a 3,238 14-game pinfall (231.3 average) and had games of 243, 222, 209, 230, 214 and 247 in Tuesday’s six-game final round to secure his berth in the TV finals.

Reigning PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich., finished fourth with 3,190 pins to make his first final. The Shark Open finals will be taped by ESPN on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. PT.

“I really haven’t been bowling up to expectations,” Barnes said. “I’ve been way off the pace and needed to get out of the block much better. It was important for me to make this show and get some momentum going into the last round of the World Championship.”

The World Series of Bowling is webcast live on pba.com’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. Special one-day and World Series of Bowling subscription packages are available on pba.com.

PBA GEICO SHARK OPEN

South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

 

1, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,297. 
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,251. (Storm Staff)
3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,238. 
4, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 3,190.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,189, $2,500. 
6, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,131, $2,400. 
7, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,127, $2,300. 
8, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,119, $2,200. (Storm Staff)
9, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,083, $2,150. 
10, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,073, $2,100. (Storm Staff)
11, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3,063, $2,050. 
12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,060, $2,000. (Storm Staff)
13, x-Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,030, $1,950. (Storm Staff)
14, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 3,027, $1,900. 
15, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,022, $1,850. 
16, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,927, $1,800.

x-Duke defeated Williams, 236-161, in a one-game roll-off after they tied for 16th place.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 8 games)

17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,786, $1,300. 
18, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,783, $1,250. 
19, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,781, $1,200. 
20, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,779, $1,150. 
21, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 1,778, $1,120. 
22, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,771, $1,100. 
23, Floyd Raymond, Gaylord, Mich., 1,767, $1,090. 
24 (tie), Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla (Storm Staff)., and D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,765, $1,075. 
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,762, $1,060. 
27, Yousif Falah, Bahrain, 1,759, $1,050. 
28, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,754, $1,040. 
29 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, and Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,752, $1,025. 
31 (tie), Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, and Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,751, $1,005. 

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 
South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday 
(After 32 games; top 53 advance to Wednesday’s cashers’ round) 

 

1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 7,674. 
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7,360. (Storm Staff)
3, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 7,314. 
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7,300. (Storm Staff)
5, Stuart Williams, England, 7,246. 
6, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 7,213. (Storm Staff)
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 7,205. (Storm Staff)
8 (tie), Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and Dom Barrett, England, 7,191. (Storm Staff)
10, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 7,167. 
11, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 7,165. 
12, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7,130. 
13, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 7,107. 
14, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 7,103. 
15, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 7,093. 
16, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 7,067. (Storm Staff)
17, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 7,066. (Storm Staff)
18, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 7,063. 
19, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 7,060. (Roto Grip Staff)
20, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 7,055. 
21 (tie), Dan MacLelland, Canada, and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 7,039. 
23, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 7,032. 
24, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 7,024. (Roto Grip Staff)
25, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 7,016. 
26, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 7,009. 
27, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 7,008. 
28, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 6,976. (Storm Staff)
29, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 6,964. 
29, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,964. 
31, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 6,963. 
32, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 6,953. 
33, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 6,948. (Storm Staff)
34, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 6,939. 
35, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 6,934. 
36, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 6,929. 
37, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 6,925. 
38, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 6,920. 
39, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,919. (Storm Staff)
40, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,918. (Storm Staff)
41, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,914. 
42, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 6,907. 
43, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 6,903. 
44, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 6,901. 
45, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,897. (Storm Staff)
46, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,889. 
47, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 6,888. 
48 (tie), Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,885. 
50, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,867. 
51, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 6,862. 
52, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 6,858. 
53, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 6,857.


(courtesy:pba.com)


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