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Bowling News USA - February 9, 2013 Gomez Repeats at 2013 PBA Carmen Salvino Classic...

Storm staffer Andres Gomez, who won his first Professional Bowlers Association Tour title in the 2012 Carmen Salvino Classic at age 38, successfully defended his title with a 246-197 victory over top qualifier D.J. Archer of Friendswood, Texas, at Thunderbowl Lanes.

Both players used Storm equipment on the show. Gomez used a Hy-Road™ and Roto Grip Shooting Star™ and Archer used a Victory Road™ Solid.

The Salvino Classic, conducted during the PBA Detroit Winter Swing, aired Sunday on ESPN.

Gomez, a long-time international competitor before deciding to become a full-time PBA Tour competitor, started the title match with six strikes and was never seriously challenged in winning his second career PBA Tour title.

“It’s incredible,” Gomez said. “I knew it was going to be a tough match, but I started striking and that was it.

“I don’t know if the second title feels better than the first,” he added. “Everyone says winning the first title is the toughest. I bowled against one of the best in the world (Wes Malott) to win the first time, but this one – because there were only two spots just to get to the TV shows – was very tough as well.”

Archer, who made his second career television appearance, has never won a PBA Tour title. His bestprevious finish was fourth in the 2004 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

 Next Sunday’s 3 p.m. ET ESPN telecast will feature the Mark Roth Classic title match between top qualifiers Michael Haugen Jr. of Carefree, Ariz., and Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif.


Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich.

Andres Gomez, Colombia ($15,000) def. D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas ($7,500), 246-197.


Pete Weber's NYC WTT KingPins Win Carmen Salvino PBA League Round...

 Behind consecutive strikes by Tommy Jones, Pete Weber and Scott Norton, Billie Jean King’s New York City WTT KingPins defeated the top qualifying team, Kevin Hart’s Philadelphia Hitmen, 222-198, to win the PBA League Carmen Salvino round at Thunderbowl Lanes.

The second of five rounds of PBA League competition aired Sunday on ESPN.

With their win in the Salvino round, the KingPins (John Szczerbinski, Jack Jurek, Jones, Weber and Norton) earned 12 points toward the Elias Cup finals, which will be held March 31 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. After two events, the KingPins lead Jesse Williams’ BROOKLYN STyLES in the points race, 24-20.

“This was a blast for me,” Weber, the KingPins’ franchise player, said. “There was no choice but to have Scott (Norton) bowl anchor. He was the hottest bowler in the building during the Detroit Winter Swing. And I wanted John (Szczerbinski) to lead off because he’s that good. He showed us where we needed to throw the ball and that’s what we fed off of.”

Szczerbinski is an experienced team competitor as a Team USA member and a former collegiate All-American at Wichita State.

In the semifinal match, Jurek, Jones, Weber and Norton put together a string of four strikes which helped the KingPins topple the hometown-favorite Motown Muscle, 225-192.

In the opening match, Norton struck in the fifth frame and three times in the 10th to lock up a 223-191 win over Terrell Owens’ Dallas Strikers. The Strikers, who finished eighth in the Salvino qualifying round, earned their berth in the stepladder finals when Rhino Page out-lasted a field of 11 in the Clash eliminator, where each player threw one ball and the lowest scoring player was eliminated until only one player remained. Page nipped the Silver Lake Atom Splitters’ Chris Barnes, 10-9, in the final round to win the elimination event.

Next Sunday’s 3 p.m. ET ESPN telecast of the PBA League Mark Roth round will include Jerome Bettis’ Motown Muscle, the KingPins, the BROOKLYN STyLES and the team that survives the Clash eliminator round.


Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich.

Final Match (five-player Baker team format) 
New York City WTT KingPins (John Szczerbinski, Jack Jurek, Tommy Jones, Pete Weber, Scott Norton) def. Philadelphia Hitmen (Chris Loschetter, Dick Allen, Mike DeVaney, Bill O’Neill, Mika Koivuniemi), 222-198.

Semifinal Match (Baker team) 
New York City WTT KingPins def. Motown Muscle (Ronnie Russell, Jesse Buss, Tom Smallwood, Mike Scroggins, Mike Fagan), 225-192.

Match One (Baker team) 
New York City WTT KingPins def. Dallas Strikers (Bryon Smith, Norm Duke, Amleto Monacelli, Mike Machuga, Rhino Page), 223-191.

Clash Eliminator (in order of players eliminated based on low one-ball total per round; last surviving player’s team advanced to stepladder finals): 
Round One – Andres Gomez, L.A. X, six pins. 
Round Two – Parker Bohn III, L.A. X, seven pins. 
Round Three – Dom Barrett, Silver Lake Atom Splitters, and Jason Belmonte, L.A. X, nine pins. 
Round Four – Wes Malott, L.A. X, six pins. 
Round Five – Walter Ray Williams Jr., BROOKLYN STyLES, nine pins. 
Round Six – none (all strikes). 
Round Seven - Sean Rash, BROOKLYN STyLES; Dan MacLelland, Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits, and Stuart Williams, Silver Lake Atom Splitters, nine pins. 
Round Eight – Rhino Page, Dallas Strikers, eliminated Chris Barnes, Silver Lake Atom Splitters, 10-9.

PBA LEAGUE ELIAS CUP POINTS STANDINGS (after two of five rounds) 
1, New York City WTT KingPins, 24. 
3, Motown Muscle, 15. 
4, Dallas Strikers, 13. 
6, Philadelphia Hitmen, 11. 
7 (tie), Silver Lake Atom Splitters and L.A. X, 9. 
8, Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits, 3.


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 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)

80th Win - Andres Gomez - 2013 PBA Carmen Salvino Classic - (Hy-Road)



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