Swedish two-hander Jesper Svensson tops PBA Chameleon Championship qualifying round

    12/11/15

    2015 PBA Tour #21

    England's Stuart Williams leads Rolltech PBA World Championship qualifiers after three rounds

    2015PBAJesperSvensson.jpgJesper Svensson (pictured left), a two-handed lefty from Sweden, averaged a stunning 247 to win the qualifying round of the Professional Bowlers Association's Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com Thursday in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

    The Chameleon Championship is the third of four PBA "animal pattern" championships that serve as qualifying legs of the Rolltech PBA World Championship.

    2015EBT14ThomasLarsen.jpgSvensson, who is trying for his second PBA Tour title and first on American soil, fired games of 226, 279, 204, 246, 247, 259, 268, 235 and 259 for a 2,223 total to race into a 62-pin lead over Denmark's Thomas Larsen (right).

    After making his professional debut in PBA WSOB VI in Las Vegas last fall, the slender 20-year-old won his first PBA title in the PBA International-World Bowling Tour Kingdom of Bahrain Open in March.

    "I actually got lined up in the first game," Svensson said of Thursday's round. "I had some problems early in the third game, but I got some strikes late and saved it. After that, it was pretty good."

    2015PBAPatrickGirard.jpg2015PBAStuartWilliams.jpgLike most of the emerging young two-handed players, Svensson said he started bowling with two hands at a very young age because "I couldn't throw the ball with one hand, so I used two, and I continued on. I've been a full-time bowler for a year now. I like coming to the World Series because it's a good learning experience. It's great to be here. I'm going to come back for many years."

    After three animal pattern qualifying rounds to make the 61-player cut for the Rolltech PBA World Championship, England's Stuart Williams (left) was bowling at a 236.5 pace to take a 103-pin lead over Canada's Patrick Girard (right).

    2015PBAJakobButturff.jpg2015PBAEJTackett.jpgRookie Jakob Butturff (left) of Chandler, Ariz., was in third place followed by 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year EJ Tackett (right) of Huntington, Ind., and two-time 2015 title winner Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

    Friday's nine-game Scorpion Championship round will determine the cashers for the World Championship.

    Thursday's Chameleon round proved to be the most challenging for Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who is bowling in professional competition for the first time in Reno. Betts averaged 190.2 for the round, finishing in a tie for 204th place in the 246-player field.

    2015PBAWSOBVIIMookieBetts3.jpg"I was really frustrated with myself," Betts (left) said. "My mechanics aren't good. I'd throw it good for a while, but I was not very consistent. I feel like I'm understanding what I need to do, but physically I'm not repeating shots and you can't compete in any sport if you can't repeat. That's what I'm really frustrated about."

    The top 24 players in each of the four "animal pattern" championships that are part of the PBA World Series of Bowling VII advance to best-of-five-game match play elimination rounds that will take place next Monday and Tuesday.

    The top 61 players based on 36-game pinfall totals after the four animal pattern legs will advance to the cashers' round of the PBA World Championship on Saturday.

    All qualifying and match play rounds of the WSOB are being covered live, exclusively by PBA's online video streaming service, Xtra Frame.

     


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    PBA Chameleon Championship - Final Qualifying Standings


    Players with position, hometown and 9-game total; top 24 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play next Tuesday; top 8 receive a first round bye; n-denotes non-member; f-denotes female

    1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 2,223
    2, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,161
    3, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,154
    4, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 2,130
    5, Stuart Williams, England, 2,128
    6 (tie), n-Warren Crawford, McKinleyville, Calif., and Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 2,121
    8, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,119
    9, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 2,114
    10, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 2,100
    11, Matthew McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,098
    12, Patrick Girard, Canada, 2,087
    13, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 2,084
    14, n-Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Mich., 2,078
    15, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 2,066
    16, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,058
    17 (tie), Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y.; Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., and Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,055
    20, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,054
    21, n-Zeke Bayt, Henderson, Nev., 2,051
    22, n-Chris Drewes, Wichita, Kan., 2,049
    23, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,048
    24, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 2,047

    Other Cashers:
    25, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 2,046, $600
    26, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 2,043, $600
    27, Dom Barrett, England, 2,037, $600
    28, n-Jon Trzcinski, Bay Shore, N.Y., 2,030, $600
    29, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,020, $500
    30, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 2,018, $500
    31, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 2,017, $500
    32, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,010, $500

    Failed to Cash:
    33, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 2,009
    34, Tobias Börding, Germany, 2,008
    35 (tie), Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., and Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 2,007
    37, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 2,006
    38, Ryan Graywacz, Feeding Hills, Mass., 2,004
    39, n-Jimmy Cook, Indianapolis, 2,003
    40, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,999
    41 (tie), Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and Gerald Marrs, Huntley, Ill., 1,992
    43 (tie), Manuel Otalora, Colombia, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,986
    45, n-Anton Ahlgren, Sweden, 1,983
    46, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,982
    47, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,980
    48, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,979
    49, n-Christopher Sand, St Clair Shores, Mich, 1,978
    50, n-Wankang Qi, China, 1,977
    51, Myles Duty, Modesto, Calif., 1,973
    52, Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., 1,968
    53, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,963
    54, Joseph Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio, 1,959
    55 (tie), Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., and Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,956
    57, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 1,955
    58, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,954
    59, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,951
    60, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,949
    61, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 1,948
    62 (tie), Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., and T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 1,947
    64, David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,945
    65, Paul Moor, England, 1,943
    66, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,942
    67, n-Erik Vermilyea, Eagan, Minn., 1,939
    68 (tie), Daisuke Nakamura, Japan; Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., and Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,938
    71 (tie), Hashim Guinomla, Philippines, and n-Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,937
    73, Zhongli Mi, China, 1,933
    74, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,930
    75, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,928
    76 (tie), Shota Kawazoe, Japan; n-Charles Easton, Sylvania, Ohio, and Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 1,927
    79, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,921
    80, n-Eric Fritton, Waukesha, Wis., 1,920
    81 (tie), Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,919
    83, J.T. Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,915
    84, Clint Land, Houston, 1,913
    85 (tie), Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., and Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 1,912
    87, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,911
    88 (tie), Santiago Mejia, Colombia, and Will Barnes, Wichita, Kan., 1,909
    90 (tie), Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,908
    92, Joonas Jahi, Finland, 1,907
    93, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,906
    94, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,901
    95, n-Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,892
    96 (tie), Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,891
    98, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,890
    99, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,889
    100 (tie), Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, and Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,886
    102 (tie), f-Inngellimar Beasley, Venezuela, and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,883
    104, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,882
    105 (tie), Jon VanHees, Charlestown, R.I., and John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 1,879
    107, Cris Ferreira, Visalia, Calif., 1,876
    108, Eddy Smith, Stanwood, Wash., 1,874
    109 (tie), Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,872
    111, Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 1,869
    112 (tie), Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; Terrance Bright, Atlanta, and f-Liz Kuhlkin, Rotterdam, N.Y., 1,866
    115 (tie), n-Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., and Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 1,864
    117 (tie), Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and n-Carlos Tobon, Colombia, 1,863
    119 (tie), n-Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., and Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,862
    121 (tie), Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., and Anthony LaCaze, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 1,859
    123 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Austin Hunt, Kennewick, Wash., 1,858
    125, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,857
    126, Casey Knutson, Femley, Nev., 1,854
    127, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,853
    128, Magnus Johnson Jr., Sweden, 1,851
    129, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,849
    130, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,848
    131, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,847
    132 (tie), Jonathan Sellers, Stratford, Conn., and Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,844
    134, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,843
    135, David Canady, Germany, 1,841
    136, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 1,840
    137 (tie), Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., and n-Matthew Farber, Plainview, N.Y., 1,838
    139, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,836
    140 (tie), Shuichi Heki, Japan, and Brad Miller, Maryland Hts, Mo., 1,833
    142, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,832
    143 (tie), Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio; Richie Teece, England, and n-Jianchao Du, China, 1,831
    146, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,830
    147 (tie), Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind.; Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Josh Conner, Columbus, Ohio, 1,828
    150, Pat Nolan, Japan, 1,827
    151 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., and Will Garber, Modesto, Calif., 1,825
    153, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,824
    154, Chad Lusche, Parker, Colo., 1,821
    155, n-Rob Edwards, Vancouver, Wash., 1,820
    156, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,817
    157, Jordan Jung, Canada, 1,815
    158, Zhiyong Wang, China, 1,814
    159, f-Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 1,812
    160, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,811
    161 (tie), Miguel Lopez, Wichita, Kan., and Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,808
    163, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,807
    164, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 1,806
    165, Luke Matthys, Whitestown, Ind., 1,804
    166, Lin Yao, China, 1,802
    167, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,799
    168 (tie), Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, and Chen Huang, China, 1,797
    170, n-Jason Munkberg, Redding, Calif., 1,796
    171, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 1,795
    172, Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 1,792
    173, Shigeo Saitoh, Japan, 1,786
    174, n-Benjamin Canfield, Tempe, Ariz., 1,785
    175, Harrison Jarvis, San Antonio, Tex, 1,781
    176, f-Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,780
    177, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,778
    178, Dean Richards, Tacoma, Wash., 1,774
    179, Chuck Tillson, Santa Rosa, Calif., 1,773
    180, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,769
    181, Will Vidulich, Parsippany, N.J., 1,768
    182, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,767
    183 (tie), John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., and Christopher Yoshimura, Rochester, Minn., 1,766
    185, Junia Yoshida, Japan, 1,762
    186 (tie), Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., and Scott Robertson, Australia, 1,758
    188, Adam Ferri, Jeannette, Pa., 1,751
    189 (tie), Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., and Andre Eubanks, Los Angeles, 1,750
    191 (tie), Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,749
    193, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,747
    194, f-Jacqueline Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., 1,744
    195, John Austin Jr., Friendswood, Texas, 1,742
    196 (tie), f-Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., and Chris Colella, Templeton, Mass., 1,739
    198, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,738
    199, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,735
    200, Nobuhito Fujii, Japan, 1,730
    201, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,728
    202, n-Michael Villarreal, Lakewood, Calif., 1,727
    203, David Shinn, West Columbia, S.C., 1,714
    204 (tie), n-David Labinski, Milwaukee, and n-Mookie Betts, Boston, 1,712
    206, Brijesh Patel, Hollywood, Calif., 1,706
    207 (tie), Armando Santacruz, Ecuador; Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and f-April Lord Wittig, Steilacoom, Wash., 1,702
    210, Bryan Osborne, Cypress, Calif., 1,699
    211, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,698
    212 (tie), Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., and n-Carl-Oskar Palmer, Sweden, 1,695
    214 (tie), Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C.; David Haynes, Las Vegas, and Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,685
    217, n-Nelson Sand, Maple Valley. Wash., 1,682
    218, Alvar Cardona, Spain, 1,678
    219, Matt Dammann, Canada, 1,677
    220, Peng Zhang, China, 1,670
    221, Wes Newman, Panama City, Fla, 1,668
    222 (tie), Mark Fennell, Seattle, and n-Stephen Bennett, Hampton, Va., 1,661
    224, David Sevier, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,658
    225, Steve Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,655
    226, n-Bill Fong, Plano, Texas, 1,651
    227, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 1,645
    228, Jeff Roche, Dearborn, Mich., 1,641
    229, n-Don Allen III, Vancouver, Wash., 1,610
    230, Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,599
    231, Akiko Suzuki, Japan, 1,592
    232, n-Harold Hill Jr., San Diego, 1,569
    233, Tommy Barna, Westminster, Md., 1,562
    234, n-Thomas Musante, San Mateo, Calif., 1,547
    235, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,545
    236, Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 1,515
    237, n-Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,491
    238, Jimmy Smith, Puyallup, Wash., 1,472
    239, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,467
    240, Matthew Graham, Stockton, Calif., 1,466
    241, n-John Leathers, Anaconda, Mont., 1,464
    (Five players have withdrawn)


    300 Games (1) - Zeke Bayt.

     


    Rolltech PBA World Championship - Qualifying Standings after 27/36 games (top 100)


    Top 61 after 36 games advance to cashers' round on Saturday at 10 a.m. PT

    1, Stuart Williams, England, 6,386
    2, Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,273
    3, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 6,220
    4, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 6,186
    5, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,181
    6, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,165
    7, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,143
    8 (tie), Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 6,141
    10, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,140
    11, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 6,139
    12, Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 6,123
    13, Matthew McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 6,118
    14, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,087
    15, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,083
    16, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 6,055
    17, Paul Moor, England, 6,054
    18 (tie), Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6,053
    20, n-Warren Crawford, McKinleyville, Calif., 6,049
    21, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 6,047
    22, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 6,043
    23, n-Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Mich., 6,031
    24, Sam Cooley, Australia, 6,028
    25, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,021
    26, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 6,012
    27, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,008
    28, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 6,007
    29, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,000
    30, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 5,998
    31, Ryan Graywacz, Feeding Hills, Mass., 5,997
    32, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 5,979
    32, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 5,979
    34, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5,976
    35, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 5,953
    36, n-Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., 5,950
    37, Magnus Johnson Jr., Sweden, 5,948
    38, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 5,946
    39, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 5,932
    40, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 5,931
    41, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 5,928
    42 (tie), Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, and Tobias Boerding, Germany, 5,924
    44, Daisuke Nakamura, Japan, 5,912
    45, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 5,899
    46 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, and T.J. Schmidt, Mishawaka, Ind., 5,890
    48, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5,887
    49, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,876
    50, n-Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 5,870
    51, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5,862
    52, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5,860
    53, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 5,857
    54, Dom Barrett, England, 5,852
    55 (tie), n-Zeke Bayt, Henderson, Nev.; Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Anthony LaCaze, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 5,843
    58, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 5,837
    59 (tie), Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., and Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 5,833
    61, n-Jon Trzcinski, Bay Shore, N.Y., 5,828

    62, Joseph Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio, 5,826
    63, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,823
    64, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 5,818
    65, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 5,817
    66, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 5,813
    67, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,807
    68, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 5,801
    69, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 5,800
    70, Patrick Allen, Mount Kisco, N.Y., 5,799
    71, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 5,787
    72, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 5,785
    73, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 5,776
    74, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 5,768
    75, n-Christopher Sand, St Clair Shores, Mich, 5,767
    76, n-Eric Fritton, Waukesha, Wis., 5,762
    77, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 5,754
    78, Zhongli Mi, China, 5,735
    79 (tie), Richie Teece, England, and Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 5,729
    81, n-Erik Vermilyea, Eagan, Minn., 5,728
    82, David Maycock, Bermuda, 5,726
    83, n-Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 5,724
    84, n-Jimmy Cook, Indianapolis, 5,722
    85, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 5,720
    86, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 5,711
    87, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 5,710
    88 (tie), Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., and Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,703
    90, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 5,701
    91, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 5,698
    92 (tie), n-Charles Easton, Sylvania, Ohio, and Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 5,694
    94 (tie), n-Chris Drewes, Wichita, Kan., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 5,687
    96, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 5,682
    97, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 5,678
    98, Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 5,677
    99, Dean Richards, Tacoma, Wash., 5,671
    100 (tie), Shota Kawazoe, Japan, and Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,670