PBA star Tommy Jones dedicates Korea Cup victory to his late father



    Defeats fellow PBAer Parker Bohn III for 30 million Korean Won top prize

    2011KoreaCupTommyJones.jpg2011KoreaCupParkerBohn.jpgAn emotional Tommy Jones (pictured left) of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated his victory in the DSD Samho Korea Cup International Open at Homeplus Asiad Bowling Center Friday to the memory of his father, who died five days earlier after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    Jones, a 13-time PBA Tour title winner, was in Korea when he learned his father, 70-year-old Jack Allen Jones of Greenville, S.C., had lost his struggle against cancer.

    After learning of his father’s death, Jones led a contingent of Professional Bowlers Association stars into the final rounds of the Korea Cup, qualifying fourth for the stepladder finals.

    2011KoreaCupSeanRash.jpgHe defeated PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (above right) of Jackson, N.J., 237-225, for the title and the 30 million South Korean Won (approx. USD26,325) top prize.

    Jones started the finals by winning a three-player match with a 258 game against fellow PBA star Sean Rash (left) of Montgomery, Ill. (224) and Japan PBA member Teruyuki Obara (203), followed by a 237-179 win over Korea’s Park Kyung Sin and a 258-234 victory over Korea’s Kang Sung Yu in the semifinal match.

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation.


    13th DSD Samho Korea Cup International Open Bowling Tournament

    Homeplus Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Sept. 18-23, 2011)

    2011KoreaCupParkerBohnTommyJones.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Tommy Jones, United States, 990 (4 games), KRW 30.000.000
    2. Parker Bohn III, United States, 225 (1 game), KRW 15.000.000
    3. Kang Sung Yu, Korea, 224 (1 game), KRW 9.000.000
    4. Park Kyung Sin, Korea, 179 (1 game), KRW 7.000.000
    5. Sean Rash, United States, 224 (1 game), KRW 5.000.000
    6. Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 203 (1 game), KRW 3.500.000

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: #4 Jones (258) def. #5 Obara (203) and #6 Rash (224)
    Second Match: Jones def. #3 Park, 237-179
    Third Match: Jones def. #2 Kang, 258-224
    Championship: Jones def. #1 Bohn, 237-225.


    Round of 12 Match Play

    The top 6 after 12 match play games (total 36 games) advance to the stepladder finals


    Round of 36

    The top 12 advance to match play.


    Standings after Qualifying

    The top 36 advance to the finals