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Bowling News USA - November 7, 2012 A Storm is Brewing at PBA World Championship...

Storm's Jason Belmonte and Dom Barrett have made it into the top five at the PBA World Championship Wednesday at South Point Bowling Center.

The second round was scheduled for 6 p.m. PT Wednesday and the final eight games, to determine the five players who will advance to Sunday’s ESPN stepladder finals, is set for 2 p.m. Thursday.

The PBA World Championships is the concluding event to the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IV, and the PBA’s first major championship of the 2012-13 season.

Defending champion and Storm staffer Osku Palermaa of Finland was sixth, five pins behind Barrett. Fellow staffer Rhino Page is seventh. Roto Grip's Wes Malott is eighth and free agent Scott Norton is ninth.

Sean Rash is the tournament leader.

Complete GEICO WSOB IV coverage is available on the “live scoring” feature on, or by watching the action live on Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel.

GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling competition continues Wednesday night with the second of three eight-game match play rounds.


Round Four (after 40 games, including match play bonus pins; top five will advance to PBA World Championship finals)

1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5-3, 9,668. 
2, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3-5, 9,590. 
3, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 7-1, 9,577. 
4, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3-5, 9,539. (Storm)
5, Dom Barrett, England, 4-4, 9,498. (Storm)
6, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4-4, 9,493. (Storm)
7, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 5-3, 9,469. (Storm)
8, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 7-1, 9,468. (Roto Grip)
9, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 4-4, 9,437. (using Storm)
10, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2-6, 9,405. 
11, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4-4, 9,340. 
12, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 5-2-1, 9,320. (using Storm/Roto Grip)
13, Mike DeVaney, Hemet, Calif., 6-2, 9,292. (using Storm/Roto Grip)
14, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 5-3, 9,283. 
15, Stuart Williams, England, 3-5, 9,262. (Roto Grip)
16, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 4-4, 9,238. (using Storm/Roto Grip)
17 (tie), Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3-4-1, (Storm) and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-3-1, 9,221. 
19, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3-5, 9,151. 
20, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 3-4-1, 9,141. (using Storm)
21, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2-6, 9,118. 
22, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2-6, 9,116. 
23, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 4-4, 9,096. (using Storm)
24, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2-6, 9,043.

300 Games: Dom Barrett, Tommy Jones.

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