Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III among unbeatens at USBC Masters


    2012-13 PBA Tour #11


    PBA and USBC Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured left) from nearby Jackson, N.J., leads a group of eight players who made it through three rounds of matches undefeated Friday at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Masters.

    The 2001 Masters champion, who won his 33rd career title in the PBA World Championship earlier this season, lives just 45 minutes from Brunswick Zone Carolier and used that home-town feel to go 3-0 in the opening rounds of the double-elimination match-play bracket.

    A total of 16 players remain in the bracket with eight players undefeated and eight players in the losers bracket. Another series of matches Saturday will determine the five players who will advance to the live ESPN finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

    201213PBAJasonBelmonte.jpg201213PBAStuartWilliams.jpg"When you look at the 16 players who are left, regardless of whom you bowl, all of these guys know what they are doing and know their ball motion well," said Bohn, who defeated Matt McNiel of Prior Lake, Minn., 700-688, in the third round. "There are no easy matches left."

    Bohn will take on two-hander Jason Belmonte (left) of Australia in the winners bracket Saturday morning. Other winners bracket matches include top qualifier Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, against Manuel Otalora of Colombia; John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., vs. Stuart Williams (right) of England, who had the field-best 832 series; and Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, vs. Mike Machuga of Erie, Pa.

    2012PCJohnJanawicz.jpg2011PCMenManuelOtalora.jpgJanawicz (left), a four-time Team USA member, and Otalora (right), a member of the Colombian national team, are the only non-professional bowlers left in the winners bracket.

    "You always have to have confidence you can win, but these guys are the best in the world," said Janawicz, who blew past Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., 692-555, in his third match.

    "I have tremendous respect for the guys who do this for a living. It just feels good to be able to come in and compete alongside them."

    201213PBAMikeFagan.jpg201213PBAChrisBarnes.jpgDefending champion Mike Fagan (left) of Dallas was eliminated Friday after losing his first two matches. He lost to Malott in the opening round, 770-695, and then fell to Martin Larsen of Sweden, 749-718.

    Among the players still alive in the elimination portion of the bracket is Chris Barnes (right) of Double Oak, Texas, who would join Norm Duke and Mike Aulby as the only players to complete the PBA's Grand Slam with a victory this week.

    The Grand Slam is made up of the four majors on the PBA Tour - the USBC Masters, PBA Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open and the PBA National/World Championship.

    201213PBAWalterRayWilliams.jpg1996PBAHallofFamerMikeAulby.jpgHall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left) of Ocala, Fla., who also is still alive in the elimination bracket, has a chance to join Aulby (right) as only the second player to win three Masters titles.

    The Masters, which features a total prize fund of $325,000 including a $50,000 first prize, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is part of the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the third consecutive season.

    All rounds of the Masters are being covered live on Xtra Frame, the PBA's online bowling channel.


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    2013 USBC Masters - Match Play Results

    Double-elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall.

    Match Play Bracket (PDF file)


    Opening Match Play Round

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket.

    (1) Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, def. (64) Mike Fagan, Dallas, 770-675
    (33) Allen Rice II, Salem, Ala., def. (32) Martin Larsen, Sweden, 737-683
    (48) Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., def. (17) Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 642-595
    (49) John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., def. (16) John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 739-678

    (9) Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., def. (56) Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 710-623
    (41) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, def. (24) Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 755-607
    (40) Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., def. (25) Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 636-576
    (57) Manuel Otalora, Colombia, def. (8) Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 723-719

    (60) Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., def. (5) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 703-666
    (28) John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., def. (37) Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 610-565
    (21) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., def. (44) Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., 695-611
    (53) Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., def. (12) Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 715-640

    (13) Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., def. (52) Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 728-562
    (20) D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, def. (45) Timothy Foy Jr., Salisbury, Md., 651-599
    (29) Stuart Williams, England, def. (36) Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 628-626
    (4) Mike Moore, Orlando, Fla., def. (61) Adam Chase, Seaford, N.Y., 644-634

    (3) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., def. (62) Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 666-621
    (30) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., def. (35) Andres Gomez, Colombia, 615-535
    (46) Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., def. (19) Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 731-718
    (14) Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., def. (51) Devin Golden, Coopersburg, Pa., 630-609

    (11) Dan MacLelland, Canada, def. (54) Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 782-638
    (22) Jason Belmonte, Australia, def. (43) Brian Ziesig, Levittown, N.Y., 674-646
    (27) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. (38) Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 699-694
    (59) Daniel Dunleavy, Staten Island, N.Y., def. (6) Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 719-682

    (58) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, def. (7) Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 669-608
    (26) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., def. (39) Jeff Kubasak, Staten Island, N.Y., 651-585
    (42) Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., def. (23) Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 690-604
    (10) Osku Palermaa, Finland, def. (55) Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 666-656

    (50) Tyson Branagan, Bedford, Texas, def. (15) Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 696-685
    (47) Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., def. (18) Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 655-632
    (31) Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., def. (34) Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 697-596
    (63) Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., def. (2) Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 710-641


    Winners Bracket Round One

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket.

    Malott def. Rice, 732-668
    Brockland def. Bohr, 684-676
    Norton def. Scroggins, 729-591
    Otalora def. D. Kent, 643-598

    Janawicz def. D. Allen, 670-627
    Edwards def. Mackis, 645-547
    Daugherty def. Archer, 700-687
    S. Williams def. Chase, 832-709

    Bohn def. Weber, 725-651
    McNiel def. Haugen, 731-661
    Belmonte def. MacLelland, 749-711
    W.R. Williams def. Dunleavy, 601-585

    Kretzer def. Shafer, 622-618
    P. Allen def. Palermaa, 658-621
    Branagan def. Vanderhoef, 695-669
    Machuga def. McCune, 642-618


    Losers Bracket Round One

    Winners remain in losers bracket. Losers eliminated, earn $1,700.

    Larsen def. Fagan, 749-718
    Barnes def. LeMond, 655-616
    Sterner def. Szczerbinski, 671-626
    Bigelow def. Faulkner, 611-582

    M. Kent def. LeClair, 631-563
    Jones def. Moore, 718-682
    Ciminelli def. Gasn, 727-562
    Russell def. Foy, 688-650

    Gomez def. Kobayahsi, 700-569
    Koivuniemi def. Castillo, 721-701
    Blanchard def. Golden, 777-563
    Loschetter def. Ziesig, 626-590

    Page def. Kubasak, 656-560
    Book def. Ruiz, 736-609
    VanHees def. VanDaniker, 769-685
    Rash def. Newell, 709-643


    Losers Bracket Round Two

    Winners remain in losers bracket. Losers eliminated, earn $2,000.

    Haugen def. Larsen, 684-678
    Barnes def. MacLelland, 730-677
    Sterner def. Weber, 683-591
    Bigelow def. Dunleavy, 643-578

    Palermaa def. M. Kent, 688-682
    Jones def. Vanderhoef, 747-608
    Ciminelli def. Shafer, 720-664
    Russell def. McCune, 758-652

    Gomez def. Bohr, 703-614
    Koivuniemi def. Scroggins, 658-577
    Rice def. Blanchard, 709-669
    D. Kent def. Loschetter, 671-657

    Page def. Markis, 665-664
    Archer def. Book, 732-622
    VanHees def. D. Allen, 698-677
    Rash def. Chase, 781-562


    Winners Bracket Round Two

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket.

    Malott def. Brockland, 741-636
    Otalora def. Norton, 639-618
    Janawicz def. Edwards, 692-555
    S. Williams def. Daugherty, 682-647

    Bohn def. McNiel, 700-688
    Belmonte def. W.R. Williams, 761-685
    Kretzer def. P. Allen, 646-618
    Machuga def. Branagan, 532-531


    Losers Bracket Round Three

    Winners remain in losers bracket. Losers eliminated, earn $2,400.

    Barnes def. Haugen, 696-594
    Sterner def. Bigelow, 603-592
    Jones def. Palermaa, 647-590
    Ciminelli def. Russell, 712-611

    Koivuniemi def. Gomez, 620-609
    D. Kent def. Rice, 698-695
    Archer def. Page, 740-681
    Rash def. VanHees, 694-644


    Losers Bracket Round Four

    Winners remain in losers bracket. Losers eliminated, earn $2,800.

    Barnes def. Edwards, 678-597
    Daugherty def. Sterner, 702-604
    Jones def. Brockland, 677-640
    Ciminelli def. Norton, 630-557

    Koivuniemi def. Branagan, 783-523
    P. Allen def. D. Kent, 733-602
    W.R. Williams def. Archer, 764-563
    McNiel def. Rash, 693-643


    Saturday's Pairings (9 a.m. Eastern)

    Winners Bracket Round Three
    Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas vs. Manuel Otalora, Colombia
    John Janawicz, Lake Wales, Fla. vs. Stuart Williams, England
    Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., vs. Jason Belmonte, Australia
    Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, vs. Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa.

    Losers Bracket Round Five:
    Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, vs. Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
    Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., vs. Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
    Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., vs. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
    Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., vs. Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn.