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Andrew Anderson masterful as April IBMA Bowler of the Month


Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan, has been unanimously selected as the April 2018 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association.

Anderson defeated Alex Hoskins, 213-199, for the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters title, his first title on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour.

The television stepladder finals began with fourth-seed Steve Kloempken of Pleasant View, Utah ousting fifth seed Rhino Page, Orlando, Florida, 243-211. Kloepken then snuck past Joe Palusek, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 189-188 in the quarterfinal. Second seed amateur Alex Hoskins defeated Kloempen in the semifinal match, 213-197, setting up the final match with the top seed Anderson.

Anderson was undefeated in the winner’s bracket in the three-game total pins match double elimination format, becoming the television finals top seed with a 613-487 win over Hoskins, who also qualified for the television finals in last year’s Masters.

Showing the unique nature of the tournament format, after qualifying in third place, Anderson was the highest seed to advance to the television finals of the sixty-four players advancing to match play. Kloempken qualified 25th, Page at 31st, Hoskins was56 th, and Palusek at 60th.

Also receiving votes this month were Dick Allen, winner of the PBA Xtra Frame Port Property Management Maine Shootout, Lennie Boresch Jr., winner of the PBA50 National Championship presented by Spanish Spring Lanes and Radical, Shayna Ng, winner of the PWBA Las Vegas Open, and Warren Eales, winnner of the PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic.

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