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Monacelli beats Bohn to win PBA50 Fountain Valley Open

2016PBA50ParkerBohn.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela won four consecutive matches in the stepladder finals Wednesday to win the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California.

Monacelli (pictured left), who qualified fourth for the finals, beat top qualifier hall of famer Parker Bohn III (right) of Jackson, N.J., 266-247, in the title match to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season and the sixth of his career.

Pictured above: Champion Amöeto Monacelli with Fountain Bowl’s Gary Forman, left, and Rusty Hannah.

Monacelli benefited from a bad break for Bohn, who was trying for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title, when Bohn left a pocket 7-10 split in the second frame.

2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams.jpg“All the matches were very close,” said the 54-year-old Monacelli. “It was important to stay focused and low key, not get too excited if I’m leading or too low if I’m losing. If I stay calm I’ll have a clear mind to make the adjustments and the good shots that I need to make.”

In the semifinal match, Monacelli defeated hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left), of Oxford, Fla., trying for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title and second of the season, 249-245. Monacelli needed two strikes and a seven count in the 10th frame but threw three strikes to win the match.

“That was an example of a good test for my mental game,” Monacelli said. “I basically needed to have three strikes in the 10th to win and if I wasn’t calm so that I could make good shots I would have lost the match.”

2015PBA50SamVentura.jpg2015PBA50ChrisWarren.jpgMonacelli opened the stepladder finals by beating PBA50 Tour veteran Sammy Ventura (left) of Syracuse, N.Y., who was trying for his first title, 256-248, before advancing to the second match where he beat six-time PBA Tour winner Chris Warren (right) of Grants Pass, Ore., 225-218, to advance to the semifinal against Williams.

Monacelli’s previous best finish this season was fourth in last week’s Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global. Competing on the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour, Monacelli won the DHC PBA Japan Invitational for his 20th PBA Tour win in January.

The PBA50 Tour heads to Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif. June 12-15 for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV which will also be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

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PBA50 Fountain Valley Open – Stepladder Results

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif., USA (June 5-8, 2016)

Championship Round:
1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 996 (4 games), $7,500
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 247 (1 game), $4,000
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 245 (1 game), $2,500
4, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 218 (1 game), $2,000
5, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 248 (1 game), $1,750

Playoff Results:
First Match: Monacelli def. Ventura, 256-248
Second Match: Monacelli def. Warren, 225-218
Semifinal Match: Monacelli def. Williams, 249-245
Championship: Monacelli def. Bohn, 266-247.

PBA50 Fountain Valley Open – Modified Match Play Round 2

Players with position, hometown and 6-game total, including match play bonus pins; top five advanced to stepladder finals; places 6-16 show earnings; ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6-0, 1,718
2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,593
3, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 4-2, 1,540
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4-2, 1,480
5, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-3, 1,442

Missed Cut:
6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 1,434, $1,500
7, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-2, 1,430, $1,500
8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 4-2, 1,392, $1,500
9, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2-4, 1,378, $1,250
10, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3-3, 1,370, $1,250
11, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2-4, 1,367, $1,250
12, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 1,353, $1,250
13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2-4, 1,335, $1,250
14, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3-3, 1,330, $1,250
15, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1-5, 1,293, $1,250
16, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 0-6, 1,247, $1,250

PBA50 Fountain Valley Open – Modified Match Play Round 1

Players with position, hometown and 5-game total, including match play bonus pins; top 16 advance to second round; places 17-32 show earnings; ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

17, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2-3, 1,210, $1,150
18, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 2-2-1, 1,187, $1,150
19, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1-3-1, 1,149, $1,150
20, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3-2, 1,135, $1,150
21, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2-3, 1,129, $1,150
22, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 0-5, 1,123, $1,150
23, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1-4, 1,121, $1,150
24, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 0-5, 940, $1,150

PBA50 Fountain Valley Open – Other Cashers

Players with position, hometown after five-game cashers’ round; ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over, n-denotes non-member

25, (tie) ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., and Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,055, $1,050
27, ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 1,049, $1,050
28, ss-n-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., 1,048, $1,050
29, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,028, $1,050
30, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,023, $1,000
31, ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,017, $1,000
32, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,013, $1,000
33, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 979, $1,000
34, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 972, $1,000
35, ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 971, $1,100
36, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 958, $1,000
37, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 950, $1,000.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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