England's Dominic Barrett earns top seed for PBA Scorpion Open finals

    11/08/11

    2011-12 PBA Tour #3

    Sean Rash makes third consecutive WSOB TV show; holds commanding lead in World Championship qualifying

    201112PBA03DominicBarrett.jpg201112PBA03DaveWodka.jpgInternational players continued to make an impact at the World Series of Bowling as Dominic Barrett (pictured left) of England earned the No. 1 seed for the PBA Scorpion Open finals after leading the preliminaries Monday at the South Point Bowling Center.

    The reigning European Bowling Tour ranking champion bowled a 3264 14-game pinfall total (233.1 average) with the help of a 1453 six-game block on games of 248, 277, 210, 241, 178 and 299 in the final round.

    Barrett will be joined by PBA Tour titlist Dave Wodka (right) of Henderson, Nev., four-time Tour titlist Sean Rash (below left) of Montgomery, Ill., and 13-time Tour winner Patrick Allen (below right) of Baltimore in the Scorpion Open ESPN Eliminator finals which will be taped at 6 p.m. PT on Nov. 18.

    201112PBA03SeanRash.jpg201112PBA03PatrickAllen.jpgBarrett, who currently ranks fifth on the European Bowling Tour points list, won his first PBA title in a regional tournament in Reno last weekend on his way to the World Series.

    "I came here to win one of these tournaments," Barrett said. "Winning the regional gave me a lot of confidence. This is going to be my first (PBA) show and I couldn't be happier.

    "The key to my success so far has been taking advantage of every minute of practice time I've had since I've been here to work on everything from making adjustments to selecting the right ball."

    So far four Americans - Rash (3), Mike Fagan, Dave Wodka, and Patrick Allen - and five international bowlers - Ildemaro Ruiz (2), Stuart Williams, Jason Belmonte, Osku Palermaa, and Dom Barrett - have split the 12 spots for the WSOB TV finals.

    Rash earned his third straight television final, and fortified his lead after 24 games of PBA World Championship qualifying. Rash, who has already qualified for the ESPN televised finals of the Bayer Viper Open and Chameleon Open, had a 1,870 eight-game pinfall total in the morning qualifying round.

    "Having already made two TV shows helps loosen up your arm swing," he added. "I've bowled well in all three World Series events and the All-In Showdown. All you ever want to do is give yourself a chance to win. If you give yourself enough chances, you'll win and that's what I'm trying to do."

    201112PBA01StuartWilliams.jpg201011PBAPeteWeber.jpgWith 24 of 32 qualifying games in the books, Rash leads the field of 204 players with 5801 total or an average of 241.71 and widened his lead to 250 pins. Stuart Williams (left), England, leaped from fourth to second place with 5551. His compatriot Barrett remained in third place with 5531.

    PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (right) leaped sixth spots to fourth place with 5500 while two-time WSOB finalist Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, dropped from second to fifth place with 5486. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., jumped from 12th to sixth place with 5473.

    Places 7-9 belong to international bowlers Jason Belmonte, Australia, (7th, 5463), Osku Palermaa, Finland (8th, 5421) and Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland (9th, 5391).

    Rounding out the top 10 is Viper Open top qualifier Mike Fagan, Dallas, with 5387. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, holds 24th place with 5288.

    With the conclusion of the eight-game Scorpion qualifying round, the fourth and final animal pattern is Tuesday's GEICO Shark Open. After the Shark round, the top 53 players based on 32 games will advance to Wednesday's eight-game PBA World Championship cashers round.

    After a total of 40 games, the top qualifier will earn a $5,000 bonus and the top 16 players after 40 games will advance to the ESPN-taped divisional finals scheduled for Nov. 19 starting at 10:30 a.m.

     


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    PBA Scorpion Open


    Standings after 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals.

    2011PBAWSOBLogo.jpg1, Dom Barrett, England, 3,264
    2, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 3,247
    3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,217
    4, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 3,212

    Did not advance (after 14 games)
    5, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,187, $2,500
    6, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 3,162, $2,400
    7, Ji-Hyun Cha, South Korea, 3,159, $2,300
    8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,156, $2,200
    9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,132, $2,150
    10, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,123, $2,100
    11, Stuart Williams, England, 3,114, $2,050
    12, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,097, $2,000
    13, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,060, $1,950
    14, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 3,029, $1,900
    15, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,995, $1,850
    16, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,978, $1,800

    Did not advance (after 8 games)
    17, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,798, $1,300
    18, Fawaz Abdullah, Bahrain, 1,797, $1,250
    19, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,790, $1,200
    20, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,788, $1,150
    21, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,785, $1,120
    22, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,784, $1,100
    23, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,773, $1,090
    24, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,770, $1,080
    25, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,768, $1,070
    26 (tie), Frank Guccione, Castle Rock, Colo.; Mike Fagan, Dallas, and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,764, $1,050
    29, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 1,761, $1,030
    30, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,758, $1,020
    31, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,753, $1,010
    32, Kim Hyun Bum, South Korea, 1,739, $1,000
    33 (tie), Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,738
    35, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,735
    36, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,734
    37, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,733
    38, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,732
    39, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,731
    40, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,723
    41, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,721
    42, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 1,720
    43, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,713
    44, Jake Peters, Decatur, Ill., 1,705
    45, Chuck Tillson, Rohnert Park, Calif., 1,701
    46 (tie), Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,700
    48, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,698
    49, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,694
    50 (tie), Andy Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,691
    52, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,690
    53, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,689
    54, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 1,688
    55, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,687
    56, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,686
    57, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 1,685
    58, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,683
    59, Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 1,679
    60, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,675
    61, Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 1,672
    62, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,668
    63 (tie), Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C.; Floyd Raymond, Gaylord, Mich., and Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,667
    66, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,666
    67 (tie), Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., and Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,665
    69, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,664
    70, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,663
    71, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,661
    72, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,659
    73, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,657
    74, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,656
    75, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,653
    76, Joseph Hostetler, Minerva, Ohio, 1,651
    77 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden, and Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,649
    79, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,648
    80, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 1,647
    81, Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., 1,646
    82, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,645
    83, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,644
    84, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,643
    85, Park Jong Soo, South Korea, 1,641
    86 (tie), Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, and Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 1,640
    88 (tie), Ray Eddy III, Saginaw, Mich., and Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 1,639
    90 (tie), Joshua McBride, Wichita, Kan., and Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,638
    92, Mathias √Örup, Sweden, 1,637
    93, John Furey, East Windsor, N.J., 1,636
    94, Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., 1,634
    95 (tie), Chris Hayden, Las Vegas, and Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,632
    97, Brett Cooper, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,631
    98, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,625
    99, Kasey Normandin, Canada, 1,624
    100, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 1,620
    101, Isaac Amkie Amkie, Mexico, 1,617
    102 (tie), Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., and Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 1,616
    104 (tie), Yousif Falah, Bahrain, and Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 1,615
    106 (tie), Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., and William Guszczo, Orland Park, Il., 1,613
    108, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 1,612
    109 (tie), Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Paul Moor, England, 1,611
    111, Gu Yong-Jin, South Korea, 1,610
    112 (tie), Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J.; D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, and Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,608
    115, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,607
    116, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,606
    117, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,603
    118, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 1,602
    119, James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,597
    120 (tie), Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., and Mahd Assad, Bahrain, 1,595
    122, Billy Rogers, Dallas, 1,589
    123, Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 1,588
    124, Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 1,587
    125 (tie), Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., and Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,585
    127, Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, 1,584
    128, Billy Rohde, Marietta, Ga., 1,583
    129, Antonio Medina, Louisville, Ky., 1,580
    130, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,577
    131, Robert Piroozshad, Ranch Santa Margarita, Calif., 1,574
    132, Toni Palermaa, Finland, 1,571
    133, Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,570
    134, Chris Cundiff, Lake Station, Ind., 1,567
    135, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.V., 1,563
    136 (tie), Santiago Garcia, Colombia, and Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,561
    138, Adrian Anderson, Roseburg, Ore., 1,560
    139 (tie), Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, and Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,559
    141, Jerry Johnson Jr., Las Vegas, 1,558
    142, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,555
    143, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1,553
    144, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,552
    145, Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 1,551
    146, David Peterson, Plano, Texas, 1,550
    147, Adam Monks, San Diego, 1,549
    148, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,546
    149, Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 1,544
    150, Tony Campagna Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn., 1,541
    151, Sean Mamlok, San Jose, Calif., 1,540
    152, Adam James, Redmond, Wash., 1,539
    153, Bubba Harrison, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,538
    154 (tie), Paola Gomez, Colombia, and Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,533
    156, Frank Boyer, Lebanon, Pa, 1,532
    157, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,526
    158, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,524
    159, Hameed Taqi, Bahrain, 1,522
    160, Park Kyung-Shin, South Korea, 1,518
    161 (tie), Kenneth Bland Jr., Germany, and Miroslaw Pajak, Poland, 1,517
    163, John DeBenedetta Jr., Las Vegas, 1,513
    164, Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 1,511
    165, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,510
    166, Matthew Thornton, Montgomery, Ill., 1,507
    167 (tie), Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., and Richard Horsley, Morrisville, N.C., 1,506
    169, Juhani Tonteri, Finland, 1,501
    170, Krzysztof Olesinski, Poland, 1,494
    171, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,493
    172, Masoud Saberi, Bahrain, 1,490
    173, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,485
    174, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,482
    175 (tie), Will Wells, New Zealand, and Mohammed Al Swawoosh, Bahrain, 1,478
    177, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Valley Stream, N.Y., 1,476
    178, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,474
    179, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,469
    180, Jeff Toyne, Columbia, S.C., 1,460
    181, Dwight Tincher, Perris, Calif., 1,457
    182, Erik Andersin, Sweden, 1,456
    183, Courtney Miller, Charleston, S.C., 1,449
    184, Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,441
    185, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,436
    186, Eric Malone, Brewster, N.Y., 1,431
    187, Kevin Prior, Allen, Texas, 1,425
    188, Mark Fennell, Seattle, 1,419
    189, Mike Armstrong Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 1,404
    190, David Meadows, Houston, 1,396
    191, Chuck Galaviz, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,380
    192, Rickey Smith, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 1,375
    193, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,371
    194, Chris Helton, Fountain, Colo., 1,367
    195 (tie), Jorge Tello, Colombia, and Travis Thomas, Lumberton, N.C., 1,365
    197, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,362
    198, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,360
    199, Robert McBride, Plano, Texas, 1,349
    200, Tyler Johnson, Surprise, Ariz., 1,339
    201, Sam Grihm, Portland, Ore., 1,333
    202, Jim Horan, Oakley, Calif., 1,306
    203, Mathew Tabor, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1,286

     


    PBA World Championship Qualifying Leaders


    Top 24 after 24 of 32 games

    1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,801
    2, Stuart Williams, England, 5,551
    3, Dom Barrett, England, 5,531
    4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5,500
    5, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 5,486
    6, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5,473
    7, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,463
    8, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 5,421
    9, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 5,391
    10, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 5,387
    11, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,369
    12, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 5,358
    13, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 5,353
    14, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 5,351
    15, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5,350
    16, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 5,336
    17, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 5,332
    18, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 5,326
    19, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 5,321
    20, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,318
    21, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 5,311
    22, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5,303
    23, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 5,299
    24, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,288