Michael Haugen Jr. earns top berth in PBA Scorpion Championship

    10/29/14

    2014 PBA Tour #10

    England's Barrett heads field as 24 PBA World Championship qualifiers set for match play

    2014PBA10ScottNewell.jpg2014PBA10MichaelHaugen.jpgThree-time Professional Bowlers Association titlist Michael Haugen Jr. (pictured left; photo Randy Gulley) of Phoenix jumped from sixth to first in the final game Tuesday night to capture the top berth in the PBA Scorpion Championship in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling Tuesday at South Point Bowling Center.

    Haugen, who entered the final qualifying round in 13th place, fired games of 203, 255, 223, 234, 226, 216 and 247 to finish the Scorpion event with a 14-game total of 3,213 pins and a four-pin lead over Scott Newell (right; photo Randy Gulley) of Daytona, Florida.

    2014PBA10MartinLarsen.jpg2014EBT04TomHess.jpgSweden's Martin Larsen (left; photo Randy Gulley) qualified third with 3,206 pins and Tom Hess (right) of Urbandale, Iowa, qualified fourth at 3,205 – one pin ahead of Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina and four pins ahead of first-round leader B.J. Moore III of Apex, North Carolina.

    Newell and Hess (below left; photo Randy Gulley) have each won one PBA Tour title. Larsen will be trying for his first when the finals are conducted Saturday in the new South Point Bowling Plaza. The finals will air on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. ET.

    2014PBA10TomHessScottNewell.jpg"That was a little too exciting, but I don't do anything the easy way," Haugen said. "I was losing my ball reaction a bit. I drilled a new ball for the night round, but it was slipping away. I knew I had to either make better shots or change balls, so I changed balls again and went with it."

    Haugen said an open frame in the seventh almost ended his hopes, "but I threw the last five strikes and the other guys waited for me. Go figure."

    The first round of the Scorpion Championship earlier Tuesday was the fourth and final qualifying event to determine the 24 match play finalists for the PBA World Championship. The match play finals include eight-game rounds Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m.

    2014EBT16DominicBarrett.jpg201213PBABryonSmith.jpgEngland's Dom Barrett (left), who led World Championship qualifying a year ago on his way to winning that event for his first PBA major title, was top qualifier for the World Championship with a 6,430 pinfall total and an average of 229.64 for 28 games.

    Barrett was three pins ahead of Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana, and 14 ahead of Moore. Bryon Smith (right; 6,212/221.86) of Roseburg, Oregon, captured the 24th spot by two pins over Scott Newell of Daytona, Florida.

    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 Scorpion Championship - Second Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown/country and 14-game total; ; top four advance to ESPN finals Saturday, Nov. 1

    2014PBA10Finalists.jpg1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,213
    2, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 3,209
    3, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,206
    4, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,205

    L-R Haugen, Newell, Larsen, and Hess. Photo Randy Gulley.

    Missed Cut:
    5, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,204, $4,000
    6, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 3,201, $3,500
    7, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,198, $3,000
    8, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 3,192, $2,500
    9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,170, $2,200
    10, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,168, $2,000
    11, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 3,156, $1,800
    12, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,150, $1,700
    13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,131, $1,650
    14, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,124, $1,600
    15, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,119, $1,550
    16, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,092, $1,500
    17, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 3,067, $1,450
    18, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 3,011, $1,400
    19, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 3,010, $1,350
    20, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 2,996, $1,300
    21, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2,994, $1,275
    22, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,962, $1,250
    23, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 2,947, $1,225
    24, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 2,916, $1,200

    Other Cashers (after 7 games):
    25, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,560, $800
    26, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,558, $770
    27, Dom Barrett, England, 1,555, $750
    28, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,554, $740
    29, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,552, $730
    30, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,545, $720
    31, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 1,544, $710
    32, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,542, $700

    300 Games: Manuel Otalora.

     


    PBA World Championship - Final Qualifying Standings


    Top 24 after 28 combined games in Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships advance to PBA World Championship round-robin match play Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. PT

    1, Dom Barrett, England, 6,430
    2, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,427
    3, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 6,416
    4, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,401
    5, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,380
    6, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,365
    7, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 6,347
    8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 6,336
    9, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,333
    10, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 6,330
    11, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 6,327
    12, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,314
    13, Stuart Williams, England, 6,308
    14, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,290
    15, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,272
    16, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 6,255
    17, Shuichi Heki, Japan, 6,251
    18, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 6,250
    19, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 6,247
    20, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,241
    21, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 6,232
    22, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,229
    23, Mike Fagan, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6,219
    24, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 6,212

    Other Cashers (after 28 games):
    25, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 6,210, $2,400
    26, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,201, $2,350
    27, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,190, $2,300
    28, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 6,189, $2,250
    29, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,182, $2,200
    30, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 6,181, $2,150
    31, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6,176, $2,100
    32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,175, $2,050
    33, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 6,166, $2,000
    34, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,165, $1,950
    35, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 6,160, $2,000
    36, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 6,159, $1,850
    37, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,147, $1,800
    38, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 6,138, $1,750
    39, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 6,134, $1,700
    40 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., and Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6,131, $1,625
    42 (tie), Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., and David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 6,130, $1,545
    44 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,129, $1,485
    46, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 6,118, $1,440
    47, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,117, $1,510
    48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,116, $1,390
    49 (tie), Andres Gomez, Colombia, and D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6,115, $1,360
    51, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,103, $1,330
    52, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 6,102, $1,310
    53 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,088, $1,280
    55, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 6,085, $1,250
    56, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 6,082, $1,230
    57, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz., 6,076, $1,210
    58, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 6,068, $1,190
    59, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,062, $1,170
    60 (tie), Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 6,059, $575

    Failed to Cash:
    62, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 6,057
    63, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 6,055
    64, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 6,054
    65 (tie), Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas; Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., and Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 6,051
    68, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,050
    69 (tie), Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Perttu Jussila, Finland, 6,047
    71, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6,040
    72, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 6,036
    73, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,034
    74, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6,032
    75, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 6,027
    76, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 6,024
    77, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 6,015
    78, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5,998
    79, Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 5,994
    80, Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 5,991
    81, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5,990
    82, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5,973
    83, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 5,972
    84, Peter Nordenson, Sweden, 5,962
    85, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 5,957
    86, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 5,951
    87, Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 5,949
    88, Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 5,947
    89, Giorgio Clinaz Jr., Venezuela, 5,940
    90, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 5,931
    91, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 5,930
    92, Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 5,923
    93, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 5,922
    94, Richie Teece, England, 5,916
    95, Mike Keily, Golden, Colo., 5,913
    96, T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 5,906
    97 (tie), Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., and Tommy Berish, Cordova, Tenn., 5,905
    99, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 5,904
    100, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 5,900
    101, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 5,877
    102, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 5,876
    103, Yuya Kato, Japan, 5,873
    104, Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 5,872
    105, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 5,871
    106, Jaime Monroy, Colombia, 5,868
    107, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., 5,865
    108, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 5,864
    109, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 5,863
    110, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 5,862
    111, Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 5,854
    112, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 5,848
    113, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 5,846
    114, Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 5,840
    115, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 5,838
    116, Mats Maggi, Belgium, 5,837
    117, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,829
    118, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 5,827
    119, Mike Williams II, Montgomery, Ala., 5,818
    120 (tie), PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., and Mike Armstrong Jr., Battle Ground, Wash., 5,817
    122, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 5,816
    123, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 5,808
    124, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5,807
    125, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 5,805
    126, Richard Leon, Venezuela, 5,803
    127, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 5,797
    128, Chad Lusche, Arvada, Colo., 5,792
    129, David Maycock, Bermuda, 5,787
    130, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 5,782
    131, Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 5,776
    132 (tie), Roger Petrin, Wichita, Kan., and Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., 5,774
    134, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 5,769
    135, Paul Moor, England, 5,768
    136, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 5,767
    137, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 5,766
    138, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 5,761
    139 (tie), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, and Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,758
    141, Harvey Ramos, Colombia, 5,757
    142, Kyle Bigelow, Troy, Ohio, 5,741
    143, Mason Sherman, Northridge, Calif., 5,711
    144, Hernan Ramirez, Venezuela, 5,705
    145, Robert Townsend, Australia, 5,702
    146, Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 5,689
    147, Lindsay Boomershine, Bingham City, Utah, 5,685
    148, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 5,680
    149, Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 5,675
    150, Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 5,672
    151, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,671
    152, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 5,666
    153, Maria Rodriguez, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,659
    154, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 5,658
    155, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 5,653
    156, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 5,651
    157, David Williams JR, Omaha, Neb., 5,647
    158 (tie), Clint Land, Richmond, Texas, and Dave Han, Orlando, Fla., 5,642
    160, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 5,636
    161 (tie), James McCleland, Venice, Fla., and Pat Nolan, Japan, 5,634
    163, Robert Kelley, Auburn, Wash., 5,632
    164, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 5,631
    165, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 5,630
    166, Chris Spoo, Boyton Beach, Fla., 5,625
    167, John Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 5,621
    168, Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 5,615
    169, Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 5,610
    170, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 5,606
    171, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 5,599
    172, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 5,592
    173, Chris Watson, Australia, 5,588
    174, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 5,575
    175, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla, 5,571
    176, Michael J. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 5,551
    177, Eric Manthei, Lumberton, Texas, 5,544
    178, Timothy Tripp, Santa Clarita, Calif., 5,536
    179, Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 5,527
    180, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 5,523
    181, Matt Watson, Australia, 5,514
    182, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 5,513
    183, Michael L. Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 5,511
    184, Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 5,507
    185, Robert Lee, Japan, 5,493
    186, Troy Kendrick, Coto de Caza, Calif., 5,490
    187, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 5,482
    188, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 5,478
    189, Natalia Rico, Colombia, 5,470
    190, Kalani Dilliner, Las Vegas, 5,434
    191, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 5,429
    192, Ivan Vallejo Jr., Ecuador, 5,415
    193, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 5,405
    194 (tie), Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela, and Scott LaRiviere, Murrieta, Calif., 5,399
    196, Erik Gulbrandson, Wichita, Kan., 5,396
    197, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 5,384
    198, Mario Lemos, Ecuador, 5,329
    199, Carlos Cottone, Venezuela, 5,322
    200 (tie), Michael Ciardulli Jr., Bloomfield, N.J., and Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 5,317
    202, Tim Gillick, Milford, Conn., 5,312
    203, Stephen Carter, Australia, 5,310
    204, Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., 5,303
    205, Rameses Chambers, Kansas City, Mo., 5,299
    206 (tie), Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, and Lin Jianfeng, China, 5,294
    208, Chad Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 5,290
    209, Michael Smith, Centenniel, Colo., 5,279
    210, Joe Claspell, Lexington, Ky., 5,245
    211, Qin Xiaogang, China, 5,219
    212, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 5,210
    213, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 5,207
    214, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 5,192
    215, Josh Lewis, Asheville, N.C., 5,177
    216, Mauricio Chaparro, Colombia, 5,171
    217, Michael Martin Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo., 5,135
    218, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 5,114
    219, Emilio Molinary, Venezuela, 5,063
    220, Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 5,022
    221, Steven Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 5,007
    222, Ding Tianbao, China, 5,003
    223, Liu Shenyuan, China, 4,994
    224, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,970
    225, Brij Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 4,938
    226, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, 4,899
    227, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 4,895
    228, Yumi Oyobe, Japan, 4,879
    229, Mervin Hastings, British Virgin Islands, 4,869
    230 (tie), Zhu Tao, China, and Rob Johnson, Canada, 4,840
    232, Li Weijun, China, 4,707
    233, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 4,609
    234, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 4,435
    235, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 4,045
    236, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 4,006
    237, Chris Skillings, Shawnee, Okla., 2,726
    238, Matt Miller, England, 2,661
    239, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,079
    240, Andres Molinary, Venezuela, 1,261