Wes Malott, Jason Belmonte headline field for Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open

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    All PBA members to be eligible for 2017 USBC Open Championships; Ultimate Bowling joins PBA Product Registered lineup; "King of Bowling" series to debut on YouTube; David Scardaville turns 50, wins first PBA title

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    Wes Malott (pictured) of Pflugerville, Texas, will try to defend his 2013 Lipton U.S. Open title and Australia's Jason Belmonte – Malott's title-match victim in the 2013 U.S. Open title match in Columbus, Ohio – will be out to win his third PBA major title of the year when the Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open gets underway Monday at AMF Garland Lanes in Garland, Texas.

    Exclusive live coverage of the qualifying and match play rounds of the U.S. Open is next up on Xtra Frame. Qualifying coverage will include eight-game squads beginning at 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3; Wednesday, Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 5, and followed by the eight-game cashers round at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6.

    Three eight-game match play rounds will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, and at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. All times noted are Eastern. The stepladder finals will air live on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. ET.

    Malott won the 2013 U.S. Open title with a 214-156 upset over Belmonte, the top qualifier. Since then, Belmonte has demonstrated his dominance in PBA major tournaments, winning a record three consecutive USBC Masters titles and back-to-back Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions titles, including events held earlier in 2015. The U.S. Open was not held in 2014.

     


    All PBA members to be eligible for 2017 USBC Open Championships


    2017USBCOCLogo.jpg Recently announced changes in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships beginning in 2017 will make all PBA members eligible to participate.

    "The PBA appreciates USBC's decision to allow all PBA members to participate in the USBC Open Championships," said PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark. "The presence of these players will only enhance the highly prestigious and largest national event in bowling."

     


    Ultimate Bowling joins PBA Product Registered lineup


    Ultimate Bowling Products is joining the PBA Product Registered program, effective Dec. 1, making its full lineup of inserts, ball plug and accessories eligible for use in PBA competition. For detailed information about the company and its products, click here.

     


    "King of Bowling" series to debut on PBA's Modern Classics on YouTube


    The PBA's made-for-television "King of Bowling" series, held in 2009 at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., will make an encore appearance beginning Friday when the first telecast in that series appears as one of the PBA's Modern Classics programs on YouTube.

    In episode no. 1, Chris Barnes faces Norm Duke with the winner challenging Wes Malott. A new "King of Bowling" episode will appear in the PBA Modern Classics series every Friday through Nov. 27.

    To access the free programming, click here.

     


    PBA Regional Update: David Scardaville turns 50, wins first PBA title


    Just two weeks into his "senior years" as a 50-year-old, David Scardaville from Houston won his first PBA title Sunday in the PBA50 Tomball Bowl Southwest Open in Tomball, Texas, by 118 pins over fellow Houstonian Rick Minier.

    Scardaville's previous best finish in a PBA event was second place at a PBA Challenge event two years ago. By virtue of his victory, he is now eligible to enter the 2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions that will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 6 in Shawnee, Okla.

    Scardaville, who finished the 21-game tournament with a 5-3 match play record and 4,951 total pins, started the round robin match play with a 51-pin lead over Charlie Mills of Pasadena, Texas, and an 80-pin lead over Minier, a past Senior U.S. Open champion.

    The top three qualifying leaders took turns holding the lead during the eight-game match play finals until Scardaville won his last two matches with games of 227 and 230 to pull away.

    Dave Williams of Omaha, Neb., defeated Brandon Korczykowski of E. Amherst, N.Y., 254-222, to win the PBA Tony Grigat Allstate Midwest Challenge at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill., Sunday. With his first in title (along with $1,500), Williams also qualified to enter the 2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions.

    Williams defeated Craig Keith of Bloomingdale, Ill., 2-0, and Korczykowski edged Matt Staninger of Highland, Ind., 2-0, in the best-of-three-game semifinal round to set up the championship match.

    October's regional activity closes with the PBA50 WGB Accounting Craig Pezzano Memorial presented by The Insurance Market at Bryan's Bowling Center in Laurel, Del.; the Wichita Southwest Open at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan., and the PBA50 Tony Grigat Allstate Midwest/Central Open at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights, Ill., over the Oct. 30-Nov. 1 weekend.

    PBA For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, click here and open the "schedules" tab and click on Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

     


    Quick Notes


    2012PBALeagueLogo_small.jpgReminder to PBA players: Nov. 13 is the deadline for PBA members to declare themselves eligible for the 2016 PBA League draft. Players not protected by team managers must declare their intentions to participate in the 2016 draft by contacting PBA Director of Events Janay Haggerty ([email protected]) by Nov. 13. The 2016 PBA League draft will be held on Dec. 17 in Las Vegas.

    2013TonyReyesCommunityServiceAward_small.jpgReminder: Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Tony Reyes Community Service award. The award will be presented to a PBA member in good standing, based upon the extraordinary community service, charitable and/or educational contributions the nominee has made during the 2015 calendar year.

    The postmark deadline for nominations will be Monday, Dec. 21. Nominees must be current PBA members in good standing. Nominations may be submitted by anyone. The nomination form is available here.

     


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