2010-11

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/18/11

Dick Allen sweeps Chris Barnes to win Dick Weber PBA Playoffs title

"X factor" rallies to win back-to-back games for third career victory

201011PBA12DickAllen2_small.jpg201011PBA12ChrisBarnes2_small.jpgDick Allen (l.) of Columbia, S.C. swept favorite Chris Barnes (r.) of Double Oak, Texas, in the "best-of-two-game" championship match to win the inaugural Dick Weber PBA Playoffs Sunday at Woodland Bowl. Allen, who claimed his third career PBA title and the first in five years, pocketed $50,000 for the victory. The Dick Weber PBA Playoffs was the final event of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/13/11

It's Barnes and "Battle of Columbia" in Dick Weber PBA Playoffs finals

Will one-ball roll-off decide $50,000 top prize Sunday's PBA Tour season-finale on ESPN?

201011PBA12AllenBarnesWeiss_small.jpgChris Barnes (c.) will take on the pride of Columbia, S.C., in the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season finale Sunday in a unique contest that may be decided by a one-ball roll-off. The 13-time PBA Tour winner from Double Oak, Texas, will meet two-time Tour titlist Dick Allen (l.) and non-titlist Randy Weiss (r.), both from Columbia, in the championship round of the Lumber Liquidators Dick Weber PBA Playoffs at Woodland Bowl at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/12/11

Dick Weber PBA Playoffs caps noteworthy season for PBA Regional players

Regional program is proving ground for PBA's major Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour events

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The Dick Weber PBA Playoffs, an expanded PBA Tournament of Champions field, a sold-out World Series of Bowling and other open events including the PBA World Championship, U.S. Open and Bayer USBC Masters have provided the most opportunities for PBA's regional players to compete at the sport's highest level during the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season than they have had in nearly two decades. Some of the PBA's talented players who compete largely at the regional level have converted their success to opportunities in prestigious high-profile PBA Tour events.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/11/11

Underdog Weiss to battle Allen, Barnes for Dick Weber PBA Playoffs title

Three Conference Champions return to Woodland Bowl for live ESPN finale Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

201011PBA12RandyWeiss3_small.jpgRandy Weiss (pictured) of Columbia, S.C., who made his national television debut in the Regional Championships Round of the inaugural Dick Weber PBA Playoffs, will have an opportunity to win his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour in the Championship Round of the PBA Playoffs next Sunday at Woodland Bowl. He will advance to the PBA Playoffs finale along with Midwest Conference champion Dick Allen, also of Columbia, S.C., and West Conference champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/07/11

Chris Barnes hopes to end 2010-11 PBA Tour season with win in Dick Weber Playoffs

Jason Belmonte stands in the way in Conference Championship match Sunday on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET

201011PBA12ChrisBarnes2_small.jpg201011PBA12JasonBelmonte_small.jpgChris Barnes (l.) has every right to be envious of his good friend Mika Koivuniemi’s career season during the 2010-11 season. But it isn’t quite over yet. As winner of the PBA World Championship Barnes would like nothing better than to win the PBA Dick Weber Playoffs to put his own stamp on the 2010-11 campaign. In order to have that opportunity, he has to beat Australia’s Jason Belmonte (r.) in the Western Conference championship match.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/06/11

Six regional champions meet to determine three Dick Weber PBA Playoffs finalists

ESPN telecast to be aired Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN

PBA1958Logo_small_0.jpgTwo of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's most successful players, three veterans and one inexperienced upstart from the PBA's regional ranks will do battle on Sunday's 1 p.m. ET ESPN telecast of the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs Conference Championships at Woodland Bowl. Sunday's telecast will determine the three players who will return to Woodland Bowl on Sunday, April 17, to compete for the $50,000 first prize in the final telecast of the 2010-11 season.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

04/04/11

Jurek, Belmonte, Barnes advance to PBA Playoffs Conference Championships

Conference Championship to air Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. Eastern on ESPN

201011PBAJackJurek_small.jpg201011PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgTwo-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour champion Jack Jurek (l.); 2008-09 PBA Rookie of the Year Jason Belmonte (r.) and Chris Barnes, the newest member of the PBA Triple Crown club, advanced to the Conference Championships in the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs after victories in the Lucas Oil Regional Championships The Conference Championships will air Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/30/11

Midwest, Southwest, West/Northwest finalists square off Sunday in Dick Weber PBA Playoffs

Lucas Oil Regional Championships to air on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern

201011PBA07ChrisBarnes_small.jpg201011PBA06BillONeill2_small.jpgChris Barnes (l.) and Bill O'Neill (r.) will try to keep their long-shot bids for PBA Player of the Year honors alive during Sunday's ESPN telecast of the Lucas Oil Regional Championship round of the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs at Woodland Bowl. The ESPN telecast, featuring nine players competing for the final three berths in the April 10 Conference Championships, will air Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/29/11

Midwest Region veteran Lennie Boresch Jr. realizes a dream in PBA Dick Weber Playoffs

Earns Playoffs Regional Championship berth to be telecast Sunday on ESPN at 1 p.m. EST

201011PBALennieBoresch_small.jpgAfter years of success on the Professional Bowlers Association Regional Tour, long-time PBA Midwest Region star Lennie Boresch Jr. (pictured) of Kenosha, Wis., will make his national television debut Sunday when the Lucas Oil Regional Championships round of the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs airs on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Boresch, who earned his first PBA Tour exemption by finishing fourth in the 2010 PBA Regional Players Invitational, has won 24 titles at the regional level and was the 1997 and '98 PBA Midwest Region Player of the Year.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/12/11

Walter Ray Williams Jr. among 18 finalists for Dick Weber PBA Playoffs

Five of six top seeds advance to Sunday’s Regional, Conference Championships

201011PBAWalterRayWilliams_small.jpgWalter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured), trying to extend his PBA record for winning at least one title in a season to 18 years, was among 18 players who advanced to Sunday’s Regional Championships in the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs at Woodland Bowl Friday. Williams, who owns the PBA Tour record for career titles with 47, finished second in the four-player Central Region, to keep his title hopes alive. The Dick Weber PBA Playoffs is the final tournament of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/11/11

Surprises dominate second round of Dick Weber PBA Playoffs

Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli, Pete Weber eliminated

200910PBA04AmletoMonacelli_small.jpgIn the grand tradition of basketball's March Madness, the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs staged its own series of dramatic surprises Thursday night at Woodland Bowl. PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (l.) of Venezuela was eliminated from the tournament in Round Two when he finished the six-game round in 10th place. The Dick Weber PBA Playoffs is six-tournaments-in-one, featuring six independent regional groups bowling elimination rounds within their respective regions.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/10/11

Kelly Kulick takes charge among first round Dick Weber PBA Playoffs leaders

First round concludes Thursday morning with a final five-game session

201011PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., the only woman ever to win a Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association Tour title, took command of her regional group Wednesday after the first 10 of 15 games in the opening round of the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs at Western Bowl Wednesday. Kulick averaged 247.2 for 10 games for a 2,472 pinfall total to not only lead the Southwest Region into Thursday's final five first-round games, but to pace the entire tournament field.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/09/11

Pod assignments set as Dick Weber PBA Playoffs get underway Wednesday

Season's top PBA Tour, regional players ready for dramatic final event

LLPBATourLogo_small.jpgThe final event of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's 2010-11 season gets underway Wednesday at Woodland Bowl when 156 PBA exempt players and PBA Regional competitors butt heads in a new Dick Weber PBA Playoffs. The inaugural PBA Playoffs will feature three "elimination" television shows leading into the final live telecast of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season on Sunday, April 17, when the PBA Playoffs championship and its $50,000 first prize will be decided.

2010-11 PBA Tour #11

03/07/11

Jason Couch wins 16th PBA Tour title in PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship

Converts 6-7-10 split on the way to his first title since January 2007

201011PBA11JasonCouch2_small.jpgJason Couch (pictured) of Clermont, Fla., won his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title in four years and the 16th of his career by defeating Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, 219-175, in the championship match to win the PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship Sunday at AMF Thruway Lanes. Couch's last wins came in January 2007 when he won back-to-back tournaments in Las Vegas and Fountain Valley, Calif.

2010-11 PBA Tour #111

03/05/11

Jason Couch earns top spot for PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship finals

Ryan Ciminelli, Parker Bohn III and Tom Smallwood round out top four

201011PBA07JasonCouch_small.jpg201011PBA08RyanCiminelli14_small.jpgFifteen-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour champion Jason Couch (l.) and hometown star Ryan Ciminelli (r.) earned the No. 1 and 2 seeds for Sunday's stepladder finals of the PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship at AMF Thruway Lanes. Opening up Sunday's stepladder final will be No. 3 qualifier Parker Bohn III (left) of Jackson, N.J. and No. 4 qualifier Tom Smallwood (right) of Saginaw, Mich.

2010-11 PBA Tour #111

03/05/11

Couch, Ciminelli lead after first match play round in Plastic Ball Championship

201011PBAJasonCouch_small.jpg201011PBARyanCiminelli_small.jpgFifteen-time PBA champion Jason Couch (l.) and hometown star Ryan Ciminelli (r.) hold down the top two positions after three rounds in the PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship Friday at AMF Thruway Lanes. Couch and Ciminelli both had 7-2 records in the first round of match play Friday and are among the 16 players who will advance to this evening's final match play round which will determine the top four who will advance to Sunday's finals.

2010-11 PBA Tour #111

03/04/11

Sean Rash leads after second round in PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship

Field is cut to top 32 for Friday's match play

201011PBA06SeanRash_small.jpgFour-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour champion Sean Rash (pictured) of Montgomery, Ill., averaged 236.14 to lead after two rounds in the PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship Thursday at AMF Thruway Lanes.The Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship, which requires players to use identical "throwback" polyester (plastic) ball technology, is named in honor of the PBA Hall of Famer who dominated the plastic ball era in the 1970s. The field of 64 has been cut to 32 players who advance to Friday morning's match play round.

2010-11 PBA Tour #111

03/04/11

Sean Rash is first round leader in PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship

Round of 64 second round gets underway at 5 p.m. this afternoon

201011PBASeanRash_small.jpgFour-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour champion Sean Rash (pictured ) averaged 241.29 to lead the first round of the PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship Thursday at AMF Thruway Lanes.The Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship, which requires players to use identical "throwback" polyester (plastic) ball technology, is named in honor of the PBA Hall of Famer who dominated the plastic ball era in the 1970s. The field of 64 will bowl another seven-game round later Thursday afternoon to cut to the top 32 players.

2010-11 PBA Tour #12

03/04/11

Dick Weber PBA Playoffs to conclude 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season

Season's top PBA Tour, regional players headed to Indianapolis for dramatic final event

LLPBATourLogo_small.jpgThe Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's 2010-11 season comes down to a dramatic season-finale next week at Woodland Bowl when 180 PBA exempt players and PBA Regional competitors will butt heads in a new Dick Weber PBA Playoffs starting Wednesday.The inaugural PBA Playoffs will feature three "elimination" television shows leading into the final live telecast of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season on Sunday, April 17, when the winner of the $50,000 first prize will be decided.

2010-11 PBA Tour #111

03/03/11

Chris Collins paces PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship Tour Qualifying Round

Top 10 advance to Thursday's Round of 64

2011PBASouthChrisCollins_small.jpg200910PBAMitchBeasley_small.jpgChris Collins (l.) of Savannah, Ga., averaged 235.43 to lead a field of 10 players who advanced out of the PBA Tour Qualifying Round Wednesday completing the field of 64 for the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship. Collins, a former exempt player who won the 2006 Pepsi Championship for his lone PBA Tour title, completed the seven-game qualifying round with a 1,648 pinfall total, 77 pins ahead of Mitch Beasley (r.) of Puyallup, Wash., in second with 1,571.

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