B.J. Moore III paces the field after first round in PBA Viper Championship

    10/27/14

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    2014PBARonnieRussell.jpg2014PBA08BJMoore.jpgB.J. Moore III (pictured left; Photo Randy Gulley) of Apex, North Carolina, who has never finished higher than 26th place in six previous Professional Bowlers Association Tour appearances, seized the first round lead in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI's Viper Championship Sunday at South Point Bowling Center.

    Moore, a 26-year-old one-time PBA South Region title winner, averaged 234.57 on the Viper lane condition, rolling games of 226, 265, 213, 201, 258, 234 and 245 for a 1,642 total and a 26-pin lead over Ronnie Russell (right) of Marion, Indiana.

    201213PBAConnorPickford.jpg201213PBAEddieVanDaniker.jpgEddie VanDaniker Jr. (left) of Chatsworth, Calif., was third with 1,609 and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., was fourth with 1,608. Connor Pickford (right) of Charlotte, North Carolina, who also is trying for his first PBA Tour title, was fifth with 1,606 pins heading into Sunday night's second qualifying round.

    The top four players after Sunday night's round will advance to the Viper Championship finals on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the new South Point Bowling Plaza. The Viper Championship finals will air on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 21.

    Moore said his success Sunday was based on bad decision-making Saturday in the Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Challenge Mobile Game, the first of the four animal pattern championships that are part of the World Series.

    "Yesterday I had a game plan and I bailed on it, and it cost me making the cut," Moore said. "Today I just reiterated the same plan and told myself not to bail out on it.

    "The plan was that I had certain bowling balls I wanted to use as I moved across the center. During practice they looked like I had planned, so I put them into play and it worked out. Yesterday I had the same plan, but I was a game too late in making the ball changes I should have made, and it cost me."

    Moore said competing in World Series V a year ago at South Point also was a factor in Sunday's success.

    "I didn't do very well last year, but it was a matter of getting your feet wet and seeing what it was like," he said. "It definitely gave me a lot of notes to work on. It helped me out a lot in knowing what to expect this time."

    The Viper Championship also was the second of four qualifying events that will determine the 24-player field for the PBA World Championship match play competition which starts Wednesday.

    201213PBAShawnMaldonado.jpg2014PBAPeteWeber.jpgThe combined seven-game qualifying round scores in the Cheetah, Viper, Monday's Chameleon and Tuesday's Scorpion Championships will determine the World Championship match play field.

    After 14 of 28 games, the leading World Championship qualifiers are two-handed player Shawn Maldonado (left) of Houston, Texas, with a 236.85 composite average and 3,316 pins, six ahead of Brad Angelo of Lockport, New York. PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber (right) of St. Ann, Missouri, a 37-time PBA Tour title winner, is third with a 3,297 total.

    World Series competition continues Monday with the PBA Chameleon Championship qualifying rounds. Squads will bowl at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. PT.

    All qualifying and match play rounds of the animal pattern events and PBA World Championship will be covered live on Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame Season Ticket link.

     


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    PBA Viper Championship - First Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown/country and 7-game total; ; top 24 advance to second round; top 5 after 14 games advance to ESPN finals Saturday, Nov. 1

    1, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,642
    2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,616
    3, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 1,609
    4, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,608
    5, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,606
    6, (tie) Shawn Maldonado, Houston, and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,593
    8, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,590
    9, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 1,588
    10, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,586
    11, (tie) Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, and Dom Barrett, England, 1,583
    13, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,573
    14, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,572
    15, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,571
    16, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,569
    17, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,568
    18, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,567
    19, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,563
    20, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,557
    21, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,555
    22, (tie), John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,551

    Other Cashers (after 7 games):
    25 (tie), Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,546, $773
    28, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,542, $740
    29, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,541, $730
    30, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,540, $720
    31, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,538, $710
    32, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,537, $700

    Failed to Cash:
    33, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,532
    34, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,527
    35 (tie), Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, and Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,525
    37, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,524
    38, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,523
    39, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 1,521
    40, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 1,518
    41, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,515
    42, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,512
    43, (tie) Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,511
    45, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,510
    46 (tie), David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., and Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,509
    48 (tie), Martin Paulsson, Sweden, and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,508
    50, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,507
    51, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,506
    52 (tie), Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, and Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,505
    54, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,504
    55 (tie), Stuart Williams, England, and Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,499
    57 (tie), Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., and Richard Leon, Venezuela, 1,498
    60 (tie), Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1,497, and Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,497
    62, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,496
    63 (tie), Peter Nordenson, Sweden, Robert Andersson, Sweden, 1,495
    65 (tie), Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., and Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,493
    67, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,491
    68 (tie), Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 1,488
    70, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,486
    71, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,485
    72 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden, and Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 1,483
    74 (tie), Mats Maggi, Belgium, Yuya Kato, Japan, and Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,482
    77, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 1,478
    78 (tie), Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., and Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 1,477
    80, Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 1,476
    81, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,475
    82 (tie), John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,473
    84, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,468
    85, James McCleland, Venice, Fla., 1,467
    86, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,466
    87, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,463
    88, Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 1,462
    89 (tie), Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 1,461
    92, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 1,460
    93, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,457
    94 (tie), Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., and Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1,454
    97 (tie), Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., and Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,453
    100, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 1,452
    101, Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 1,448
    102, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,445
    103, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,442
    104, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,441
    105, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,439
    106 (tie), Harvey Ramos, Colombia, and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,438
    108, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,436
    109 (tie), Robert Townsend, Australia; Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev.; Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., and Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,434
    113, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,433
    114, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,432
    115, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 1,430
    116 (tie), Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., and Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,429
    118, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,427
    119 (tie), Chris Watson, Australia, and Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 1,426
    121, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,425
    122, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,424
    123 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,423
    126, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,421
    127, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,420
    128 (tie), PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,415
    130, Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., 1,413
    131, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,412
    132 (tie), Brian Gunn, Chicago, and Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,407
    134 (tie), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, and Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,403
    136, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,402
    137 (tie), Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,399
    139, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 1,397
    140, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,396
    141, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,395
    142 (tie), Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., and Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 1,393
    144 (tie), Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla., and Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 1,391
    146, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 1,389
    147, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 1,387
    148, Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, 1,386
    149 (tie), Pat Nolan, Japan, and Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,385
    151 (tie), Dan MacLelland, Canada, and Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,384
    153 (tie), Clara Guerrero, Colombia, and David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,381
    155 (tie), Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., and Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,379
    157, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1,378
    158 (tie), Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., and Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 1,376
    161, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,374
    162, Paul Moor, England, 1,373
    163 (tie), Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., and Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 1,372
    165, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,371
    166, Matt Watson, Australia, 1,366
    167, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., 1,365
    168, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 1,362
    169 (tie), Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,361
    171, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,359
    172, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,358
    173, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 1,357
    174 (tie), Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., and Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,355
    176 (tie), Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., and Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., 1,353
    178 (tie), Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,352
    180, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,351
    181, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,347
    182 (tie), Richie Teece, England, and Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 1,346
    184, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,343
    185, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 1,342
    186, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 1,341
    187, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,335
    188, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,332
    189, Qin Xiaogang, China, 1,327
    190, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 1,326
    191, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 1,325
    192 (tie), Andrew Graff, Las Vegas; Lin Jianfeng, China; Ding Tianbao, China, and
    Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,324
    196 (tie), Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, and Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 1,323
    198, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 1,320
    199, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 1,319
    200, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,317
    201 (tie), Santiago Mejia, Colombia, and Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,308
    203, Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 1,307
    204, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 1,297
    205 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 1,295
    207, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 1,284
    208, Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 1,277
    209, Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 1,276
    210, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 1,274
    211 (tie), Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., and Matt Miller, England, 1,267
    213, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,265
    214, Liu Shenyuan, China, 1,264
    215, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,263
    216, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 1,262
    217, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,259
    218, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 1,258
    219, Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,253
    220, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,250
    221, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 1,245
    222, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 1,236
    223, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 1,233
    224, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,231
    225, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,228
    226, Zhu Tao, China, 1,223
    227, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 1,221
    228, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,212
    229, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 1,211
    230, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 1,205
    231, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 1,196
    232, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,192
    233, Rob Johnson, Canada, 1,191
    234, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,190
    235, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,185
    236, Li Weijun, China, 1,169
    237, Stephen Carter, Australia, 1,168
    238, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,094
    239, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., withdrew
    240, Andres Molinary, Venezuela, withdrew

    300 Game: Dom Barrett.

     


    PBA World Championship Qualifying Standings


    Top 50 after 14 games in Cheetah and Viper Championships; Chameleon and Scorpion rounds will be conducted Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Top 24 after 28 combined games advance to PBA World Championship match play rounds Wednesday and Thursday

    1, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,316
    2, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,310
    3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,297
    4, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3,287
    5 (tie), Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,257
    7, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 3,255
    8, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,249
    9, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,242
    10, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,233
    11, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,228
    12, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,224
    13, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 3,219
    14, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,217
    15, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 3,202
    16, Dom Barrett, England, 3,201
    17, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 3,200
    18, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,197
    19, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,196
    20, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,195
    21, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 3,190
    22, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3,187
    23, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,184
    24, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,182
    25, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,181
    26, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 3,180
    27, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,177
    28, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 3,171
    29, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,169
    30, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 3,166
    31, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 3,161
    32 (tie), Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,159
    34 (tie), Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 3,154
    36, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3,153
    37, Stuart Williams, England, 3,152, $100
    38, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,150
    39, Perttu Jussila, Finland, 3,148
    40, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,147
    41, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,146
    42, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,142
    43, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,141
    44 (tie), Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., and Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,139
    46 (tie), Peter Nordenson, Sweden, and Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 3,137
    48, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,136
    49, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,133
    50 (tie), Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., and Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 3,125