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Bowling News USA - November 7, 2012 Dom Barrett Rockets to the Top at PBA World Championship..Belmonte, Page, Place and Show...

 

Storm/Roto Grip take top three spots heading into final eight games. Barrett, Belmonte and Page...Malott is seventh...Pete Weber makes a huge move in his quest for another major...8 games to go...

 

Storm staffer Dom Barrett, a second-year Professional Bowlers Association player, charged into the lead in the PBA World Championship Wednesday night at South Point Bowling Center behind a 237 average and a 10-6 match play record .
 
Barrett, who won his only PBA Tour title in the Scorpion Championship during the 2011 PBA World Series of Bowling, entered the PBA World Championship as the No. 7 qualifier after a disappointing finish in the Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship a day earlier. Barrett was the leading qualifier in the Scorpion event, but slipped to sixth place in the semifinal round, missing the cut to the ESPN stepladder finals by seven pins.
 
Wednesday night, however, he advanced from fifth place into a six-pin lead over Storm staffer Jason Belmonte, finishing with a 48-game total of 11,687 pins, including match play bonus pins. Barrett rolled games of 280, 247, 277, 268, 210, 247, 245 and 235, and needed every pin to hold off Belmonte, who finished with a 11,681 total. Storm's Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla., was third at 11,658 followed  by fourth-round leader Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., at 11,597 and Canada’s Dan MacLelland at 11,506.
 
The final eight games of match play to determine the five players who will advance to Sunday’s ESPN stepladder finals begins at for 2 p.m. PT on 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. ESPN will air the finals on Sunday, Jan. 13.
 
“When I played the finals of the Scorpion, I couldn’t get my ball through the pins,” Barrett said. “I left a lot of corner pins, but today the condition was more like what I’m used to seeing in Europe and I was able to get the corner pins out.
 
Barrett used a Storm Marvel™ Pearl and Roto Grip Disturbed™ on Wedndesday. 
 
“I actually thought I bowled quite well in the Scorpion semifinal round, but I just couldn’t get my ball to match up. I made the adjustments today and they worked.
 
“Bowling here on the PBA Tour the last year, I’ve learned so much,” the three-time World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year added. “It’s really a steep learning curve, but it’s also really special when you see the results of your hard work pay off.
 
“My game plan worked well today. I’m just going to try to keep striking. I know these other guys are coming after me. They’re going to bowl well, so I need to bowl well, too.”
 
In an awesome display of striking, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber fired an 855 the first three games of matchplay with the Roto Grip Berserk.
 
GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling competition concludes with the final round of match play at 2 p.m. PT Thursday. Complete coverage of the final round will be available on the “live scoring” feature on pba.com, or by watching the action live on Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel.

 

 

PBA World Championship

   Match Play Round 2
 
After 56 total games of qualifying and match play, the top 5 bowlers advance to stepladder finals. 
48 Games Completed

 

Pos Name Hometown W-L-T Total +/- 200 Pins Back Average
1 Dom Barrett (Storm) England 10-6-0 11687 +2087 - 237.23
2 Jason Belmonte (Storm) Australia 8-8-0 11681 +2081 - 238.35
3 Rhino Page (Storm) Dade City, Fla. 11-5-0 11658 +2058 - 236.00
4 Sean Rash Montgomery, Ill. 10-6-0 11597 +1997 - 235.35
5 Dan MacLelland Canada 11-5-0 11506 +1906 - 232.83
6 Tommy Jones Simpsonville, S.C. 6-10-0 11503 +1903 -3 235.90
7 Wes Malott (Roto Grip) Pflugerville, Texas 11-5-0 11452 +1852 -54 231.71
8 Chris Loschetter Avon, Ohio 8-8-0 11448 +1848 -58 233.50
9 Pete Weber (Storm) St. Ann, Mo. 9-6-1 11422 +1822 -84 232.02
10 Scott Norton (using Storm) Costa Mesa, Calif. 8-8-0 11408 +1808 -98 232.67
11 Parker Bohn III Jackson, N.J. 10-5-1 11403 +1803 -103 231.00
12 Mike Wolfe New Albany, Ind. 10-6-0 11390 +1790 -116 231.04
13 Mike DeVaney (using Storm) Hemet, Calif. 10-6-0 11330 +1730 -176 229.79
14 Bryon Smith (using Storm) Roseburg, Ore. 10-6-0 11327 +1727 -179 229.73
15 Mike Scroggins (using Storm) Amarillo, Texas 9-6-1 11275 +1675 -231 228.96
16 Stuart Williams (Roto Grip) England 6-10-0 11272 +1672 -234 231.08
17 Mike Fagan Dallas 8-8-0 11264 +1664 -242 229.67
18 Bill O'Neill Langhorne, Pa. 6-10-0 11224 +1624 -282 230.08
19 Hugh Miller (using Storm) Mercer Island, Wash. 8-8-0 11101 +1501 -405 226.27
20 Osku Palermaa (Storm) Finland 5-11-0 11062 +1462 -444 227.33
21 Craig Nidiffer (using Storm) Trenton, Mich. 5-10-1 11015 +1415 -491 226.04
22 Thomas Larsen Denmark 5-11-0 10871 +1271 -635 223.35
23 Michael Machuga Erie, Pa. 3-12-1 10861 +1261 -645 224.08
24 Joe Ciccone Buffalo, N.Y. 2-13-1 10855 +1255 -651 224.5

(courtesy: pba.com)


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