Chris Barnes wins DHC PBA Japan Invitational for 18th PBA Tour title

    01/18/15

    2015 PBA Tour #1

    Future hall of famer earns $43,032 top prize; rolls 300 in semifinal match for another $43,032 bonus

    2015PBA01ChrisBarnes.jpgFuture Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Chris Barnes (pictured left) of Double Oak, Texas, enjoyed one of the most rewarding days in his career Sunday, winning the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl for his 18th career PBA Tour title after rolling a 300 game in his semifinal round match.

    The championship round was video streamed live on PBA's Xtra Frame bowling channel, completing historic start-to-finish online live coverage of an international PBA Tour event.

    Barnes, 44, won the $43,032 (5 million yen) first prize with a 206-196 victory over top qualifier Mike Fagan  of Fort Worth, Texas, who was trying for back-to-back titles after winning the PBA World Championship seven days earlier in Las Vegas.

    Barnes also won a $43,032 bonus for rolling a championship round perfect game in eliminating England's Stuart Williams, 300-225, in the semifinal match. For the day, Barnes earned 10 million yen, or $86,064 U.S. dollars.

    2015PBA01KyooYangHyeongJasonBelmonte.jpgWilliams, the No. 4 qualifier, ended the first-title hopes of two-handed player Shawn Maldonado of Houston, Texas, 242-237, in the first stepladder match, and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 245-222, in the second match.

    Earlier Sunday, Australia's Jason Belmonte and partner Kyoo Yang Hyeong (right, r-l) won the $5,164 first prize in the Scotch Doubles special event with a 236-204 victory over England's Dom Barrett and Manae Kameshima. The doubles competition paired a member of the international contingent with a PBA Japan player.

    2015PBA01InternationalTeamB.jpgInternational Team B (L-R Dom Barrett, Fagan, Sean Rash and Barnes) won the Baker team special event with a 239-184 victory over International Team A (Wes Malott, Williams, Eddie Van Daniker and Belmonte), and shared a $10,328 bonus prize. The team event involved four International teams and four Japanese teams bowling eight Baker format games with the top two advancing to the final match.

    Barrett won a $4,303 prize in a special "last man standing" event that closed the tournament program.

    The DHC PBA Japan Invitational was a cooperative venture between the PBA, the new PBA Japan Region, Japan Bowling Promotions and DHC Corporation, a multi-faceted company that produces cosmetics, health foods and pharmaceuticals among its diverse product line.

    It featured a field of 16 international players and 16 Japanese players, and it was the first international tournament covered live by the PBA's exclusive online video streaming channel, Xtra Frame (complete coverage is available in the Xtra Frame archives under"archived tournaments").

    Xtra Frame's next live event will be comprehensive coverage of the 2014 PBA Tour Awards presentations (Monday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET) followed by live coverage of the qualifying and match play rounds of the PBA Players Championship and PBA Mark Roth/Marshall Holman Doubles Championship from AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee, Tuesday, Jan. 27 thru Friday, Jan. 30.

    For a complete schedule of upcoming Xtra Frame programming, click on the Xtra Frame link under the "Schedules" tab on pba.com.

     


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    DHC PBA Japan Invitational Finals


    Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

    Championship Round:
    1. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 506 (2 games), $43,032
    2. Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 196 (1 game), $21,516
    3. Stuart Williams, England, 712 (3 games), $11,188
    4. Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 222 (1 game), $9,467
    5. Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, 237 (1 game), $8,606

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: No. 4 Williams def. No. 5 Maldonado, 242-237
    Second Match: Williams def. No. 3 Johnson, 245-222
    Semifinal Match: No. 2 Barnes def. Williams, 300 -225
    Championship Match: Barnes def. No. 1 Fagan, 206-196.

     


    DHC PBA Japan Invitational - Final Match Play Standings


    Players with position, hometown/country, won-lost-tie record, 32-game total including match play bonus (30 bonus pins for matches won, 15 for a tie) and average. Top 5 advance to the stepladder finals.

    1, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 23-9-0, 8036, 229.56
    2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 21-11-0, 7708, 221.19
    3, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 21-11-0, 7612, 218.19
    4, Stuart Williams, England, 20-11-1, 7603, 218.38
    5, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 20-12-0, 7590, 218.44

    Missed Cut:
    6, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 18-13-1, 7516, 217.53
    7, Shusaku Asato, Gifu, Japan, 20-11-1, 7485, 214.69
    8, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 22-10-0, 7469, 212.78
    9, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 16-16-0, 7425, 217.03
    10, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 17-15-0, 7405, 215.47
    11, Dom Barrett, England, 18-14-0, 7382, 213.81
    12, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 16-16-0, 7360, 215.00
    13, Daisuke Yoshida, Aichi, Japan, 20-12-0, 7304, 209.50
    14, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 14-18-0, 7276, 214.25
    15, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 18-14-0, 7180, 207.50
    16, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 16-15-1, 7140, 207.66
    17, Yuka Tsuchiya, Kanagawa, Japan, 15-16-1, 7112, 207.72
    18, Cho Young Seon, Korea, 14-18-0, 7031, 206.59
    19, Manae Kameshima, Wakayama, Japan, 15-17-0, 7015, 205.16
    20, Patrick Girard, Canada, 18-14-0, 6999, 201.84
    21, Koichi Takahashi, Hokkaido, Japan, 15-17-0, 6931, 202.53
    22, Shogo Wada, Wakayama, Japan, 16-16-0, 6924, 201.38
    23, Yuki Akiyoshi, Chiba, Japan, 15-17-0, 6858, 200.25
    24, Mayumi Naito, Aichi, Japan, 16-16-0, 6749, 195.91
    25, Yang Hyeong Kyoo, Aichi, Japan, 15-17-0, 6737, 196.47
    26, Ryogo Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan, 12-20-0, 6662, 196.94
    27, Takashi Yamazaki, Aichi, Japan, 8-23-1, 6576, 197.53
    28, Naoshi Ishimine, Nagano, Japan, 12-20-0, 6477, 191.16
    29, Takashi Fujimura, Shizuoka, Japan, 12-20-0, 6467, 190.84
    30, Miku Urano, Chiba, Japan, 9-21-2, 6459, 192.47
    31, Yumi Nakajima, Chiba, Japan, 11-21-0, 6354, 188.25
    32, Hiroko Shimizu, Chiba, Japan, 5-27-0, 6202, 189.13

     


    Alternate-Shot Scotch Doubles


    Championship:
    Jason Belmonte, Australia/Kyoo Yang Hyeong, Japan ($5,164) def. Dom Barrett, England/Manae Kameshima, Japan ($2,582), 236-204

    Semifinal Round:
    Barrett/Kameshima def. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas/Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan ($1,291), 194-181
    Belmonte/Kyoo def. Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas/Koichi Takahashi, Japan ($861), 188-167

    Final Match Play Standings (after three games; winner of each quad advanced to finals):
    1, Quad A: Malott/Tsuchiya, 3-0, 821
    2, Quad D: Belmonte/Kyoo, 2-1, 704
    3, Quad B: Maldonado/Takahash, 3-0, 701
    4, Quad C: Barrett/Kamashima, 2-1, 669

    Other Cashers ($430 each team):
    Quad A: Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind./Yumi Nakajima, Japan, 1-2, 618
    Quad B: Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif./Takashi Yamazaki, Japan, 1-2, 601
    Quad C: Patrick Girard, Canada/Hiroko Shimizu, Japan, 1-2, 623
    Quad D: Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas/Takashi Fujimara, Japan, 2-1, 664

     


    Baker Team


    Championship:
    International Team B (Mike Fagan, Sean Rash, Dom Barrett, Chris Barnes) ($10,328) def.
    International Team A (Wes Malott, Stuart Williams, Eddie Van Daniker and Jason Belmonte) ($5,164), 239-184

    Other Cashers (after 8 Baker team games):
    3, International Team C (Ronnie Russell, Scott Norton, Patrick Girard, Mika Koivuniemi), 1,793, $$1,721
    4, International Team D (Todd Book, Shawn Maldonado, Liz Johnson, Cho Young Seon), 1,785, $861

     


    Last Man Standing Special Event


    One shot, low score eliminated

    Dom Barrett, England ($4,303).