PBA Tour players hold top six places in DHC PBA Japan Invitational after two rounds

    01/15/16

    2016 PBA Tour #2

    2015PBAJohnSzczerbinski.jpg2016EBT01DominicBarrett.jpgPBA Tour players hold the top six spots after two rounds in the DHC PBA Japan Invitational currently underway at Tokyo Port Bowl in Tokyo, Japan.

    Averaging 239, John Szczerbinski (pictured left) of North Tonawanda, N.Y. leads after 16 games of match play with a 12-4 match play record and a 4,191 pinfall including 30 bonus pins for each match won.

    Szczerbinski, trying for his first PBA Tour title, holds a 31-pin lead over four-time Tour winner Dom Barrett (right) of England in second with a 4,160 pinfall and a 12-4 match play record.

    2015KoreaCupChrisBarnes3.jpg2015PBASeanRash.jpgJapan Invitational defending champion and 18-time Tour winner Chris Barnes (left) of Double Oak, Texas is in third with a 4,011 pinfall and 10-6 match play record. Barnes is returning to competition for the first time since undergoing back surgery in October.

    Rounding out the top six are nine-time Tour winner Sean Rash (right), Montgomery, Ill., 3,918 (13-3); three-time Tour winner Ronnie Russell (below left), Marion, Ind., 3,898 (11-5), and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (below right) of Venezuela, 3,831 (10-6).

    2015PBARonnieRussell.jpg2015PBAAmletoMonacelli.jpgThe tournament format includes four eight-game rounds of head-to-head match play leading to a five-player stepladder final that will air on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 31.

    The 32-game round-robin match play competition is being covered live, exclusively by PBA's Xtra Frame online bowling channel, marking the second year in a row Xtra Frame has covered the event for PBA's global audience.

    Xtra Frame's live coverage continues with eight-game match play rounds Friday at 8:25 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1:40 a.m. ET.

     


    2016 DHC PBA Japan Invitational - Second Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown, W-L-T record and 16-game total, including bonus pins (3ß for each win, 15 for a tie); n-denotes non-member, f-denotes female player

    1, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 12-4, 4,191
    2, Dom Barrett, England, 12-4, 4,160
    3, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 10-6, 4,011
    4, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 13-3, 3,918
    5, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 11-5, 3,898
    6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 10-6, 3,831
    7, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 13-3, 3,826
    8, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 10-5-1, 3,821
    9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 9-5-2, 3,819
    10, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 8-8, 3,813
    11, Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 12-4, 3,801
    12, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 10-6, 3,779
    13, n-Yuta Saito, Japan, 9-7, 3,724
    14, n-Takuya Miyazawa, Japan, 7-9, 3,715
    15, n-Takuma Echigo, Japan, 9-7, 3,696
    16, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 9-7, 3,664
    17, Fujii Nobuhito, Toyko, Japan, 8-8, 3,579
    18, f-Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 9-7, 3,559
    19, f-Hiroko Shimizu, Japan, 9-7, 3,553
    20, Pat Nolan, Japan, 8-7-1, 3,530
    21, f-Yuki Akiyoshi, Japan, 8-8, 3,503
    22, f-Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 4-12, 3,403
    23, f-Mai Takasaka, Japan, 6-9-1, 3,390
    24, f-Hiromi Matsunaga, Japan, 5-11, 3,389
    25, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-12, 3,368
    26, f-Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 5-11, 3,359
    27, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 5-10-1, 3,337
    28, n-Ryo Yamanaka, Japan, 6-10, 3,305
    29, Meen Woo Kim, Korea, 4-12, 3,259
    30, Fumihiro Yoshida, Japan, 4-12, 3,215
    31, f-Misa Domoto, Japan, 2-14, 3,062
    32, f-Yumi Nakajima, Japan, 2-14, 2,734