2009-10

2009-10 PBA Tour #13

02/22/10

Voss/Asbaty victorious in PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

Voss wins 25th career PBA Tour title and Asbaty wins second Women's Series title

200910PBA13BrianVossDiandraAsbaty_small.jpgComing from the No. 5 qualifying position, Brian Voss (l.) of Alpharetta, Ga., and Diandra Asbaty (r.) of Chicago, won the PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Sunday at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge. Voss, a member of the PBA Hall of Fame, and Asbaty, a member of the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame, defeated No. 1 qualifiers Jason Belmonte of Australia and Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., in the Baker format championship match 234-212.

2009-10 PBA Tour #13

02/20/10

Belmonte/Feldman earn No. 1 seed for PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles ESPN TV Finals

Brunswick Zone-Wheat Ridge in Wheat Ridge, Colo. (Feb. 15-21, 2010)

200910PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpg200910PBAWSMichelleFeldman_small.jpgJason Belmonte (l.) and Michelle Feldman (r.) picked up where they left off in qualifying and combined forces in match play to earn the No. 1 qualifying position for Sunday’s stepladder finals of the PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles. The duo combined for an 11-5 Baker format match play record and a 7,289 30-game overall pinfall Friday giving the pair a 386-pin lead over No. 2 qualifiers, reigning PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott and Shannon O’Keefe.

2009-10 PBA Tour #13

02/19/10

Belmonte/Feldman top pair in PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Match Play

Field cut to top 16 men and women who will pair up based on qualifying order

200910PBA05JasonBelmonte2_small.jpg200910PBAWSMichelleFeldman_small.jpgAfter earning top qualifier honors, 2008-09 PBA Rookie of the Year Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia and Michelle Feldman (r.) of Auburn, N.Y., will head a field of 16 mixed doubles teams going into Friday's match play rounds in the Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles. The international contingent will also be represented by Stuart Williams (11th), England, and Clara Juliana Guerrero (16th), Colombia.

2009-10 PBA Tour #13

02/18/10

Belmonte, Woessner lead First Round in PBA Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

PBA Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick is second in women's field

200910PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpg200910PBAWSJodiWoessner_small.jpgTwo-handed specialist Jason Belmonte (l.) of Australia and Jodi Woessner (r.) of Oregon, Ohio, were the first round qualifying leaders Wednesday in the Professional Bowlers Association Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge. Based on their ranking after qualifying concludes, the top 16 men and top 16 women will be paired together to compete in match play on Friday.

2009-10 PBA Tour #13

02/17/10

Ryan Ciminelli, Amy Stolz top PBA Bayer Don and Paul Carter Mixed Doubles TQRs

Brunswick Zone-Wheat Ridge in Wheat Ridge, Colo. (Feb. 15-21, 2010)

2008USBCQAmyStolz_small.jpg200910PBA04RyanCiminelli_small.jpgRyan Ciminelli (l) and Amy Stolz (r.) were the Tour Qualifying Round leaders among 14 players earning berths in the Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championships Tuesday at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge. Ciminelli bowled a 1,599 seven-game pinfall (228.4 average) to top a field of 57 non-exempt players in the Lumber Liquidators PBA pre-tournament qualifying event which awarded 12 male and two female berths in the mixed doubles tournament.

2009-10 PBA Tour #12

02/15/10

Walter Ray Williams Jr. wins second USBC Masters for 47th career title

Shoots a 290 game to defeat top seed Chris Barnes

200910PBA12WalterRayWilliamsStuUpson_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured left with Stu Upson, USBC executive director) of Ocala, Fla., won his second United States Bowling Congress Masters title Sunday, defeating top seed Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 290-217, at the National Bowling Stadium. The victory was Williams' 47th on the Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour, extending his record for the most in PBA Tour history, while also moving him up to a tie for second with eight career major titles.

2009-10 PBA Tour #12

02/15/10

It's down to four at 2010 United States Bowling Congress Masters

Barnes, Williams, Ciminelli, Scroggins to bowl for the title

200910PBA01ChrisBarnes3_small.jpgChris Barnes (l.) rode the momentum of a clutch 300 game all the way to the championship round of the 2010 USBC Masters on Friday. The 39-year-old right-hander averaged 230.2 and rolled untouched through the double-elimination match-play bracket, compiling a 6-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed for Sunday's final round, which will be televised live on ESPN at 3 p.m. EST. Joining Barnes on the show will be No. 2  seed Walter Ray Williams Jr., No. 3 Ryan Ciminelli and No. 4 Mike Scroggins.


2009-10 PBA Tour #12

02/12/10

Top two seeds remain undefeated at USBC Masters

Defending champion John Nolen eliminated

2010PBCPIAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgAustralian two-handed superstar Jason Belmonte (l.) leads a group of 16 undefeated players remaining in the winners bracket at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Masters being held at the National Bowling Stadium this week. The group includes five past Masters champions, Rick Steelsmith (1987), Doug Kent (1991 and 2006), Parker Bohn III (2001), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Jan. 2004) and Mike Scroggins (2005) along with Thursday's qualifying leader, Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio.

2009-10 PBA Tour #12

02/12/10

Chris Loschetter earns top seed for double-elimination match play at USBC Masters

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 9-14, 2010)

200809PBA16ChrisLoschetter_small.jpgChris Loschetter (l.) of Avon, Ohio, maintained his lead at the USBC Masters and now is in familiar territory heading into the double-elimination match-play portion of the event. The 29-year-old right-hander, Wednesday's second-round leader, finished qualifying Thursday with a 15-game total of 3,498, an average of 233.2, to earn the top seed for double-elimination match play. Joining the top 63 players is defending champion John Nolen of Grand Blanc, Mich.

2009-10 PBA Tour #12

02/11/10

Chris Loschetter leads top 67 into Qualifying Round 3 at USBC Masters

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 9-14, 2010)

200910PBAChrisLoschetter_small.jpgChris Loschetter (l) of Avon, Ohio, played a part of the lane most of the other players in the field were avoiding Wednesday night as he took the overall lead after 10 games at the 2010 USBC Masters. Loschetter decided to play the outside part of the lane, while a majority of his competitors chose to play a deep inside line. The decision worked as Loschetter moved into the lead with a total of 2,343, an average of 234.3, at the National Bowling Stadium. The top 67 players of 267 advanced to a final five-game qualifying block Thursday morning.

2009-10 PBA Tour #12

02/10/10

Brian Voss leads opening day at United States Bowling Congress Masters

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 9-14, 2010)

2009VOBrianVoss2_small.jpgFive days ago, before one of the biggest tournaments of the year, Brian Voss (l.) of Alpharetta, Ga., decided to make a physical change to his game to help him keep up with the "young guys." Voss, 51, proved Tuesday night that the change to his timing paid off as he fired 1,242 for five games, an average of 248.4, to take the lead after the opening round of the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Masters at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. All 267 players will return Wednesday for five games of qualifying before the field is cut to the top 67

2009-10 PBA Tour #13

02/09/10

Kelly Kulick goes for another PBA title in Bayer® Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles

Brunswick Zone-Wheat Ridge in Wheat Ridge, Colo. (Feb. 15-21, 2010)

200910PBA10KellyKulick3_small.jpgAfter her historic win in the Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions two weeks ago, Kelly Kulick (pictured left) of Union, N.J., will return to competition in the Bayer Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles at Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Feb 16-21, 2010. Based on their qualifying ranking, the top 16 PBA Tour male players and top 16 PBA Women's Series players will be paired together to compete in match play.

2009-10 PBA Tour #14

02/05/10

67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open returns to Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis

Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. (Feb. 22-28, 2010)

1991PBAUSOpenPeteWeberEagleCrash_small.jpgAfter a 14-year absence, the 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open is returning to Indianapolis Feb. 21-28 where it will be hosted by Woodland Bowl – an 80-lane bowling center which has played a prominent role in the sport's colorful history for two decades. In 1991, who can ever forget Pete Weber's  near-perfect 289-184 U.S. Open victory over Mark Thayer – after which Weber hoisted the "eagle" trophy over his head only to watch it crash to the floor (pictured left) and explode into pieces?

2009-10 PBA Tour #11

02/01/10

Mike Fagan wins his first individual PBA Tour title in PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif. (Jan. 26-31, 2010)

200910PBA11MikeFagan5_small.jpg200910PBA11WalterRayWilliams2_small.jpgIn his eighth season on the Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour, Mike Fagan (l.) of Patchogue, N.Y., finally won his first individual Tour title in the PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open Sunday at Fountain Bowl. It will be an especially memorable win for Fagan as he defeated PBA Hall of Famer and all-time win leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.), 241-213, in the championship match to earn the $25,000 first prize.

2009-10 PBA Tour #11

01/29/10

Mike Fagan maintains lead after first round of match play

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif. (Jan. 26-31, 2010)

200910PBAMikeFagan_small.jpg200910PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgMike Fagan (l.) of Patchogue, N.Y., maintained his lead in the PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open Thursday after the first eight-game match play round. Despite a 3-5 record, Fagan had a 5,297 overall 23-game pinfall to hold a 23-pin lead over Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (r.) in second. Williams is the PBA Tour's all-time win leader with 46 titles. Competition continues on Friday with two more eight-game rounds. The top five advance to the stepladder finals.

2009-10 PBA Tour #11

01/28/10

Mike Fagan atop the leaderboard after two rounds in PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif. (Jan. 26-31, 2010)

200910PBA06MikeFagan3_small.jpgMike Fagan (pictured left) of Patchogue, N.Y., averaged 235.5 to take the second round lead Wednesday in the PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open at Fountain Bowl. Fagan, who finished second to winner Norm Duke in last season’s Dick Weber Open, topped the 153-player field with a 2,355 10-game pinfall. He leads two-time Tour titlist Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kan., in second by 55 pins. All players will return Thursday for a final five-game qualifying round to determine the top 24 who will advance to match play.


2009-10 PBA Tour #11

01/28/10

Robert Smith leads after first round in PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open

Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif. (Jan. 26-31, 2010)

200910PBARobertSmith_small.jpg200910PBATommyJones_small.jpgSouthern California native and seven-time PBA titlist Robert Smith (pictured left) averaged 233 after five games Wednesday to take the first round lead in the PBA One A Day® Dick Weber Open at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif. Smith topped a field of 153 bowlers with a 1,166 five-game pinfall to hold a three-pin lead over 12-time titlist and 2005-06 PBA Player of the Year Tommy Jones (right) of Simpsonville, S.C. in second.

2009-10 PBA Tour #12

01/28/10

John Nolen hopes to recapture Masters magic

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 9-14, 2010)

200910PBAJohnNolen_small.jpgReflecting on his victory at the 2009 USBC Masters, John Nolen (pictured) uses phrases like "magical" and "something special" to describe that week. When Nolen arrives in Reno, Nev., to defend his title, he knows he will need some of that magic to return in 2010. Nolen again will take on a field of the country's top professional and amateur players in the 2010 USBC Masters, one of the Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour's four major championships. Competition begins Feb. 9 and concludes with the live ESPN finals Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. EST.

2009-10 PBA Tour #10

01/26/10

Kelly Kulick becomes first woman to win a PBA Tour title

Makes sports history by capturing the 45th PBA Tournament of Champions

200910PBA10KellyKulick_small.jpgSports history was made Sunday when Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., won the 45th Professional Bowlers Association Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes becoming the first woman to win a Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour tournament. Kulick defeated 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes, 265-195, in the championship match to win a $40,000 first prize in PBA's signature event, plus a two-year exemption on the PBA Tour.

2009-10 PBA Tour #10

01/23/10

Chris Barnes earns the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the PBA Tournament of Champions

Kulick, Page and Koivuniemi will determine the challenger

200910PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpg200910PBAWSKellyKulick_small.jpgChris Barnes (l.) defeated Tony Reyes, 236-159 in the position round match to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the PBA Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev. Reyes slipped all the way out of the finals. Kelly Kulick (r.), the sole woman in the event, secured the No. 2 seed with a 267-216 win over Rhino Page, who beat out Pete Weber for the fourth and last spot by one pin. Mika Koivuniemi jumped from 6th to third with a 234-228 win over Weber.


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