Non-member Andrew Anderson
of Holly, Mich., led a field of 10 bowlers, including nine non-members and member Aaron Lorincz
(right) of Belleville, Mich., who earned berths in the PBA Fall Swing that will take place Sept. 5-11 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich.
The other players who earned berths in the pre-tournament qualifying event held Saturday at Thunderbowl were Charles Zelechowski, Warren, Mich.; Christopher Lemmon, Canada; Carl Boldt, Pontiac, Mich.; Steve Jacobs, Belleville, Mich.; Mason Brantley, Detroit; Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Mich.; Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., and Kurry Crayton, Birmingham, Ala.
Anderson rolled games of 279, 225, 190, 231, 215 and 235 for a six-game total of 1,375 pins, leading the qualifying event by 35 pins over Zelechowski. Sanders and Crayton tied with 1,179 totals to claim the ninth and 10th berths in the Fall Swing.
Next up on Xtra Frame: PWBA’s Season-Finale, PBA Fall Swing
Xtra Frame’s coverage of the final PWBA Tour event of the 2016 season is set for Friday and Saturday with coverage of the preliminary rounds of the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship from Uptown Alley in Midlothian Va.
The PWBA Tour Championship will feature a field of 16 PWBA champions and points leaders. It will conclude with live stepladder finals on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Immediately following the PWBA finale, PBA Tour action resumes with the qualifying and match play rounds of the PBA Wolf, Badger, Bear and Detroit Open tournaments. The PBA Fall Swing events will be covered beginning Monday, Sept. 5, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 8.
PBA50 Tour’s Tom Carter serves as “Guest Auctioneer”
In addition to being a PBA50 Tour competitor and pro shop operator in Columbus, Ohio, Tom Carter (pictured) has a hidden talent: he grew up as the son of a well-known auctioneer in Peoria, Ill., and acquired some of his father’s skills in the process.
On Saturday, Carter served as “guest auctioneer” at a fund-raising auction during the annual meeting of the Mail Pouch Barnstormers, a small group of dedicated volunteers who are trying to preserve and restore historic Mail Pouch Tobacco signs and barns across the east-central United States.
Carter’s efforts helped the Barnstormers raise nearly $700, which helped pay for the restoration of an historic Mail Pouch sign on a barn located in Barkcamp State Park near Belmont, Ohio.
QubicaAMF PBA Regional Update: Simonsen wins in Garland
Reigning USBC Masters champion Anthony Simonsen (pictured with AMF Garland GM Bart Bonoil, right) from Austin, Texas, defeated Dino Castillo of Highland Village, Texas, 213-210, to win his fourth PBA Regional title Sunday in the inaugural PBA AMF Garland Southwest Open presented by Classic Products and Ultimate Bowling Products in Garland, Texas.
Simonsen and Castillo were error-free until both strung three strikes going into the 10th frame. When Castillo failed to strike in his last frame, Simonsen claimed the $2,700 first place check.
Simonsen, who qualified in fourth place, received byes into the Round of 8. In his first best-of-three-game match, he defeated amateur Clint Johnson of Fort Worth, 2-0, and then edged Mike Bailey of Irving, Texas, 205-202, in the one-game semifinal round.
After qualifying in 10th place, Castillo got by Adam Pogge of Austin, Texas, 2-1, in the Round of 16; PBA Tour champion D.J. Archer, 2-0 in the Round of 12; PBA Southwest Region Hall of Famer Chris Barnes from Double Oak, Texas, 2-0, in the Round of 8, and he completed his climb to the championship match by defeating Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova, now living in Austin, Texas, 193-170, in the semifinal round.
Ashly Galante (right) of Palm Harbor, Fla., won the PWBA-PBA Fayetteville Open and non-member James Matthews of Prattville, Ala., won the PBA Fayetteville South Open presented by MOTIV in a doubleheader for women and men at LaFayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C., over the weekend.
Galante had a 4-0 match play record and 2,667 total pins for 12 games to win the PWBA-PBA women’s event, topping non-member Tiffany Novy of Wake Forest, N.C., by 86 pins. Galante earned $1,260 for the win and Novy received $800 for her second place finish.
Matthews, the top qualifier, defeated Jeff Evans of Supply, N.C. in the title match, 241-190. In the first stepladder match, Nathan Bohr of Austin, Texas, defeated Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla., 246-238. In the semifinal match, Evans eliminated Bohr, 233-191. Matthews, bowling in his first event as an adult, completed his wire-to-wire victory to earn $3,000. He doesn’t receive a PBA title, however, because he isn’t a member.
Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz., defeated Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., 257-196, to win the PBA Aquimo West Open presented by Columbia 300 at Mesa East Bowl in Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, collecting his 10th QubicaAMF PBA Regional title along with a $3,000 prize.
In the semifinal round, Blanchard defeated non-member Chris Klerk of Chandler, Ariz., 204-150, while Haugen defeated Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 200-188, to set up the championship match. Haugen earned $1,500 for second place. Klerk and Jones each earned $1,100 as semifinal round loser.
Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend, the QubicaAMF PBA Regional calendar includes the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control South Open followed by the PBA50 Budweiser Open presented by Mooresville Ford and Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Strike Zone Open presented by Columbia 300 in Pottsville, Pa., and the PBA Japan Region’s Viper Open presented by Ebonite in Iruma, Japan.
For complete QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, click here to find the event(s) in your area.
PBA Hall of Famer and 35-time PBA Tour titlist Parker Bohn III (pictured) hosts his 17th Annual Parker Bohn III Junior Scholarship Tournament on Saturday at Howell Lanes in Howell, N.J. On Friday, a doubles tournament and eliminator will be held as a warmup. The field is limited to 64 teams. To obtain entry forms click here and/or here
. The forms can be filled out and sent in, or emailed with a PayPal payment.
Concrete Software’s PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile game is asking fans to vote on what new Product Registered balls they would like to see introduced into the game. This week fans can vote on the DV8 ball they’d like to see added to the PBA Bowling Challenge.
To take the survey, click here
When the “winning” ball based on fan input is selected, it will be available along with a code to purchase the ball for 50% off (the code will only be available on the specific companies’ social media pages). Each company also will have a flashback weekend where all its previous balls will be available for that weekend only.
Reminder: Tickets are on sale for all five PBA Fall Swing television finals which will be contested Sept. 10-11 in the historic Thunderbowl Lanes arena in Allen Park, Mich.
To order tickets, click here. Tickets are $30 for each full day, or $20 for each individual event. Admission for all preliminary qualifying and match play squads Monday through Thursday, Sept. 5-8, are $10 per session or $15 for a full-day pass. Daily admissions are available at the door.
CBS Sports Network telecasts of the PBA’s Fall Swing events will begin on Wed., Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. ET and continue over five consecutive Wednesdays, concluding on Oct. 19.
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