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Standard Singles gets new leader at 2017 USBC Open Championships

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Thorsten Przychocki of Sebring, Florida, needed a mark and count in his final frame July 11 to reach the top spot in Standard Singles at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in Las Vegas, and he delivered, finishing with a 704 series.

The 20-year-old right-hander, a first-time participant at the USBC Open Championships, left, and converted, the 2-4-5 combination to start his last frame and struck on his fill ball to sneak past Charles Theobald of Minot, North Dakota, who previously held the lead with 696.

Przychocki (above), a collegiate bowler and student at McKendree University, used games of 211, 269 and 224 to reach the top singles spot at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. He added sets of 673 in doubles and 520 in team to make his way into second place in Standard All-Events with a 1,897 total. Rusty Johnston (right) of Canyon, Texas, leads with 1,915.

“While yesterday in the team event did not go the way I wanted, there were a lot of nerves, and things did not really kick in until the last game,” Przychocki said. “I was able to use a ball I got from a friend, and that was basically the only ball I threw at the (Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC) and out here for all three events.”

The new Standard Division at the Open Championships includes individuals with entering averages of 181-209.

Classified Standings shaken up at South Point Bowling Plaza

As the 2017 USBC Open Championships rolls into its final days, the scoring pace has picked up in the Classified Division, yielding new leaders in two events at the South Point Bowling Plaza.

Dustin Keener of Cleveland, Georgia, and John Carter of Toccoa, Georgia (left, l-r), secured the top spot in Classified Doubles with a 1,133 total July 7, while Lawrence Brossett of Natchitoches, Louisiana, made his way to the top of the Classified All-Events standings July 9.

Keener and Carter’s performance marked the second lead change in Classified Doubles this week at the Bowling Plaza.

Keener, a 32-year-old right-hander and Open Championships first-timer, posted a 611 series, while Carter, a 60-year-old right-hander whose debut came at the 2016 event, added 522.

The duo overtook Tony Jeppesen and Carlos Soto (right, r-l) of Roosevelt, Utah, who grabbed the top spot July 5 with a 1,114 total.

Carter’s momentum continued in singles with games of 222, 177 and 204 for a 603 series, which now is good for seventh place in Classified Singles.

Brossett (left), also an Open Championships rookie at age 61, moved into the Classified All-Events lead with a 1,745 total on sets of 630 in singles, 577 in team and 538 in doubles. His final surge also landed him in fourth place in Classified Singles. Wiley Collins of Winter Springs, Florida, leads with 652.

Classified Doubles includes pairs with combined entering averages of 360 and below. Classified Singles and All-Events is for competitors with entering averages of 180 and below.

McCordic successful in return to 2017 Bowlers Journal Championships

Pete McCordic (right) of Katy, Texas, had a successful trip to the 2017 Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC, but even though he rolled a perfect game and left in the top 10 in multiple events, he felt he could’ve done better.

The 63-year-old right-hander saw an opportunity for a short return trip to Las Vegas this week, and his instincts were correct.

He just missed taking the lead Monday in Senior Doubles with local standout Les Shirwindt and then cruised into the top spot in Senior Singles with an 812 series Tuesday morning.

McCordic averaged more than 259 over the six games, and his singles run Tuesday at the South Point Bowling Center included games of 279, 290 and 243.

It was the fourth 800 series of the 2017 Bowlers Journal Championships and first by a senior player. Two-time USBC Open Championships titlist Bo Goergen of Sanford, Michigan, previously held the lead in Senior Singles with 769.

During Monday’s doubles performance, McCordic posted games of 213, 255 and 277 for a 745 set, while Shirwindt added 222, 222 and 226 for 670 and a 1,415 total. Robert Brown of Cody, Wyoming, and Billy Langford, Lone Grove, Oklahoma, lead Senior Doubles this year with 1,416.

A look ahead

There’s less than one week left at the 2017 USBC Open Championships and Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC.

The Bowlers Journal Championships will conclude first, ending July 15, while the 149-day run of the Open Championships will end July 16. Competition at both events began Feb. 18.

There are three team squads remaining at the Open Championships.

By the end of the event, more than 10,000 teams will have hit the lanes for the 2017 edition at the South Point Bowling Plaza. The Bowlers Journal has been contested at the South Point Bowling Center.

The final Open Championships doubles and singles squad will get underway July 16 at noon Eastern.

For more information on the Open Championships, click here.

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2017 USBC Open Championships – Regular Division

Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Team
(Combined averages of 1,046 and above)
1, Team NABR (Adam Barta, Anthony Pepe, Mike Rose Jr., Scott Pohl, Brian Waliczek), Fairport, N.Y., 3,266. 2, BowlingDynamics.com, Phoenix, 3,246. 3(tie), Shot Makers Pro Shop, Temperance, Mich., and Turbo Grips 4, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,240. 5, HoF Silver Lanes 1, New Hartford, Conn., 3,239. 6, Bowlers Connection 1, Carpentersville, Ill., 3,222. 7, Strike It Big 1, Sanford, Mich., 3,221. 8, Kam That’s Not 2nd Arrow, Double Oak, Texas, 3,214. 9, Jugs Bowling Center, Sylvania, Ohio, 3,212. 10, Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 3,207.

Doubles
(Combined averages of 419 and above)
1, Vince Biondo/Brandon Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 1,452. 2, Mike Reasoner, Hazlet, N.J./John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,431. 3, Andrew Herbert, Eden, N.Y./Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,428. 4, Jacob Kent/Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,425. 5, David Leverage, Peoria, Ariz./Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,424. 6(tie), Rick Miller, Lincoln, Neb./Clint Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa./Chris Bardol, Brockport, N.Y., 1,417. 8, Justin Nieman, Macomb, Mich./Craig Nidiffer, New Boston, Mich., 1,411. 9, Ryan Zagar, Racine, Wis./Tylor Greene, Davison, Mich., 1,409. 10, Erick Buckley, Fresno, Calif./Chad Uyehara, Clovis, Calif., 1,403.

Singles
(Averages of 210 and above)
1, Ron Jacobson, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 804. 2(tie), Matt Gasn, Clarksville, Tenn., and Steve De Kerf Jr., Sheboygan Falls, Wis., 802. 4, James Hamby, Chesterfield, Va., 792. 5, Dan Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 781. 6, Butch Cormier, Lafayette, La., 778. 7, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 776. 8(tie), Austin Gratzer, University Place, Wash., and Patrick Girard, Quebec City, 773. 10, Curt Dupre IV, Metairie, La., 772.

All-Events
(Averages of 210 and above)
1, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,176. 2, Kenny Ryan, Farmingdale, N.J., 2,132. 3, Jacob Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., 2,122. 4, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 2,110. 5, Brandon Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,108. 6, Joe Bailey, Doylestown, Ohio, 2,106. 7(tie), William (BJ) Moore, Greensburg, Pa., and Todd Lathrop, Colchester, Conn., 2,105. 9, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 2,102. 10, Curtis Woods, Santa Rosa, Calif., 2,097.

Team All-Events
(Combined all-events totals of all five team members)
1, Team NABR (Adam Barta, Anthony Pepe, Scott Pohl, Michael Rose Jr., Brian Waliczek), Fairport, N.Y., 9,957. 2, Higgy’s Aquarium, Westerville, Ohio, 9,930. 3, Rose Bowl Lanes, Rochester, N.Y., 9,867. 4, Turbo Grips 3, Chesterfield, Mich., 9,833. 5, Bowlers Connection 1, Carpentersville, Ill., 9,813. 6, Vanilla Salsa, Roseville, Calif., 9,743. 7, Kam That’s Not 2nd Arrow, Double Oak, Texas, 9,727. 8, BowlU 1, Lockport, N.Y., 9,710. 9, BowlU 2, Blasdell, N.Y., 9,692. 10, Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 9,668.

2017 USBC Open Championships – Standard Division

Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Team
(Combined averages of 901-1,045)
1, Minnesota Select Sires 1 (Arvid Strande, Carl Krause, Paul Buendiger, Scott Molnar, Andrew Kasten), Fergus, Minn., 2,922. 2, Mix em Up, Las Cruces, N.M., 2,867. 3, Allstate, Sweetwater, Tenn., 2,805. 4, Chris’ Boys, Livingston, Mont., 2,778. 5, C.G. Misfits, Casa Grande, Ariz., 2,771. 6, General Distributors 2, Beavercreek, Ore., 2,748. 7, All-In 2, Accokeek, Md., 2,747. 8, Scotty’s 3, Alexandria, Minn., 2,738. 9(tie), Aztec 4, Lacey, Wash., and Invazn, Columbia, Mo., 2,729.

Doubles
(Combined averages of 361-418)
1, Stuart Sheck, Germantown, Md./Robert Tonelli, Henderson, Nev., 1,236. 2, Brandon Taylor, Crofton, Md./Tyrone Watkins, District, Md., 1,233. 3, Timothy Larke, Royal Oak, Mich./Rick Larke, Lake Orion, Mich., 1,224. 4, Cole Schroyer, Canyon, Texas/Brandon Simmons, Amarillo, Texas, 1,214. 5, Alexander Cariello, Carol Stream, Ill./Ed Mousseau, East Amherst, N.Y., 1,202. 6, Douglas Turney/Brennan Nett, Kiel, Wis., 1,201. 7, Kaitlyn Schroyer, Stanton, Texas/Matthew Hoffman, Richmond, Texas, 1,198. 8, Thomas Fredrick/Mark Mallow, Watertown, Wis., 1,192. 9, Ramon Pagan/Raymond Haran, Chicago, 1,191. 10, Nicholas Frederick, Commerce, Mich./Zane Hollander, Las Vegas, 1,190.

Singles
(Averages of 181-209)
1, Thorsten Przychocki, Sebring, Fla., 704. 2, Charlie Theobald, Minot, N.D., 696. 3(tie), Rusty Johnston, Austin, Texas, and Scott Williams, Aberdeen, Md., 681. 5, Melanie Talmadge, New Milford, Conn., 679. 6, Nolen Fisher, Caldwell, Idaho, 677. 7, Larry Neb, Loveland, Colo., 674. 8(tie), Gary Burton, Xenia, Ohio, and James King, Edmonds, Wash., 673. 10, Earl Bowe, Bahamas, 667.

All-Events
(Averages of 181-209)
1, Rusty Johnston, Austin, Texas, 1,915. 2, Thorsten Przychocki, Sebring, Fla., 1,897. 3, Brennan Nett, Kiel, Wis., 1,865. 4, James Bouknight, Jacksonville, N.C., 1,840. 5, Larry Keel, Huntsville, Ala., 1,831. 6, Nolen Fisher, Caldwell, Idaho, 1,829. 7, Stephanie Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,826. 8, Williams Labedz, Lansing, Ill., 1,817. 9, Chhaty Sar, Columbia, Mo., 1,813. 10, Timothy Hagar, Celina, Ohio, 1,809.

2017 USBC Open Championships – Classified Division

Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

Team
(Combined averages of 900 and below)
1, Scotty’s 8 (Chad Brandt, Ryan Dew, Bruce Corneliusen, Zach Hedine, Alan Iverson), Alexandria, Minn., 2,569. 2, Carters Royal, Cleveland, Ga., 2,526. 3, Yeah Spare IV, Sacramento, Calif., 2,512. 4, Dusty’s Floor Covering, Twin Valley, Minn., 2,487. 5, Spray and Pray, Los Angeles, 2,486. 6, The Misfits No. 2, Maryville, Ill., 2,471. 7, Brant Construction, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 2,462. 8, WA Bowlers 7, Renton, Wash., 2,459. 9, Kutztown Fire 1, Kutztown, Pa., 2,456. 10, Cranes Team, Mesa, Ariz., 2,443.

Doubles
(Combined averages of 360 and below)
1, John Carter, Toccoa, Ga./Dustin Keener, Cleveland, Ga., 1,133. 2, Tony Jeppesen/Carlos Soto, Roosevelt, Utah, 1,114. 3(tie), Ashley Olriksen, Brooklyn Park, Minn./Bud Olriksen, Las Vegas, and Ted Fleming/Paul Davis, Emmett, Idaho, 1,105. 5(tie), Aaron Hagen/Brody Hagen, Benson, Minn., and Mark Nelson, Clitherall, Minn./Lynn Good, Battle Lake, Minn., 1,102. 7, Carol Cooper/Janeen Keywood, Pensacola, Fla., 1,099. 8, Lisa Figures/Timothy Allen, Katy, Texas, 1,098. 9, Wilmer Arquillo, Newark, Calif./Hermen Rodriguez, Union City, Calif., 1,093. 10(tie), Isidra Antonio/Isidro Antonio, Atascosa, Texas, and Cari Wiest/Larry Wald, Wishek, N.D., 1,091.

Singles
(Averages of 180 and below)
1, Wiley Collins, Winter Springs, Fla., 652. 2, Jason Buffington, Las Vegas, 649. 3, Robert Linder, Henderson, Colo., 634. 4, Lawrence Brossett, Natchitoches, La., 630. 5, Nick Stenberg, Big Timber, Mont., 621. 6, Michael Tengan, Hilo, Hawaii, 607. 7, John Carter, Cleveland, Ga., 603. 8, Megan Fernandes, Los Angeles, 600. 9(tie), Kaci Matthies, Helena, Mo., Gary Pettway, Sweetwater, Tenn., and Becky Johannaber, Moberly, Mo., 598.

All-Events
(Averages of 180 and below)
1, Lawrence Brossett, Natchitoches, La., 1,745. 2, Nick Stenberg, Big Timber, Mont., 1,733. 3, Gary Pettway, Sweetwater, Tenn., 1,704. 4, Damon Helgevold, Osceola, Iowa, 1,696. 5, Matt Buchholz, Ellensburg, Wash., 1,693. 6, Cody Maier, Spring Creek, Nev., 1,686. 7, Josh Wall, Eastview, Ky., 1,678. 8, Susan Elliott, Warren, Mich., 1,664. 9, Phuoc Tran, West Covina, Calif., 1,661. 10, Robert Beaty, Houston, 1,658.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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