Monacelli beats Bohn to win PBA50 Fountain Valley Open


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    2016PBA50ParkerBohn.jpg Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela won four consecutive matches in the stepladder finals Wednesday to win the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, California.

    Monacelli, who qualified fourth for the finals, beat top qualifier hall of famer Parker Bohn III (right) of Jackson, N.J., 266-247, in the title match to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season and the sixth of his career.

    Monacelli benefited from a bad break for Bohn, who was trying for his fourth career PBA50 Tour title, when Bohn left a pocket 7-10 split in the second frame.

    2016PBA50WalterRayWilliams.jpg"All the matches were very close," said the 54-year-old Monacelli. "It was important to stay focused and low key, not get too excited if I'm leading or too low if I'm losing. If I stay calm I'll have a clear mind to make the adjustments and the good shots that I need to make."

    In the semifinal match, Monacelli defeated hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left), of Oxford, Fla., trying for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title and second of the season, 249-245. Monacelli needed two strikes and a seven count in the 10th frame but threw three strikes to win the match.

    "That was an example of a good test for my mental game," Monacelli said. "I basically needed to have three strikes in the 10th to win and if I wasn't calm so that I could make good shots I would have lost the match."

    2015PBA50SamVentura.jpg 2015PBA50ChrisWarren.jpg Monacelli opened the stepladder finals by beating PBA50 Tour veteran Sammy Ventura (left) of Syracuse, N.Y., who was trying for his first title, 256-248, before advancing to the second match where he beat six-time PBA Tour winner Chris Warren (right) of Grants Pass, Ore., 225-218, to advance to the semifinal against Williams.

    Monacelli's previous best finish this season was fourth in last week's Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global. Competing on the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour, Monacelli won the DHC PBA Japan Invitational for his 20th PBA Tour win in January.

    The PBA50 Tour heads to Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif. June 12-15 for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV which will also be streamed live on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.


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    PBA50 Fountain Valley Open - Stepladder Results

    Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif., USA (June 5-8, 2016)

    Championship Round:
    1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 996 (4 games), $7,500
    2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 247 (1 game), $4,000
    3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 245 (1 game), $2,500
    4, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 218 (1 game), $2,000
    5, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 248 (1 game), $1,750

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Monacelli def. Ventura, 256-248
    Second Match: Monacelli def. Warren, 225-218
    Semifinal Match: Monacelli def. Williams, 249-245
    Championship: Monacelli def. Bohn, 266-247.


    PBA50 Fountain Valley Open - Modified Match Play Round 2

    Players with position, hometown and 6-game total, including match play bonus pins; top five advanced to stepladder finals; places 6-16 show earnings; ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

    1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6-0, 1,718
    2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,593
    3, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 4-2, 1,540
    4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4-2, 1,480
    5, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-3, 1,442

    Missed Cut:
    6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 1,434, $1,500
    7, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-2, 1,430, $1,500
    8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 4-2, 1,392, $1,500
    9, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2-4, 1,378, $1,250
    10, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3-3, 1,370, $1,250
    11, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2-4, 1,367, $1,250
    12, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 1,353, $1,250
    13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2-4, 1,335, $1,250
    14, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3-3, 1,330, $1,250
    15, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1-5, 1,293, $1,250
    16, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 0-6, 1,247, $1,250


    PBA50 Fountain Valley Open - Modified Match Play Round 1

    Players with position, hometown and 5-game total, including match play bonus pins; top 16 advance to second round; places 17-32 show earnings; ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

    17, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2-3, 1,210, $1,150
    18, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 2-2-1, 1,187, $1,150
    19, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1-3-1, 1,149, $1,150
    20, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3-2, 1,135, $1,150
    21, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2-3, 1,129, $1,150
    22, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 0-5, 1,123, $1,150
    23, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1-4, 1,121, $1,150
    24, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 0-5, 940, $1,150


    PBA50 Fountain Valley Open - Other Cashers

    Players with position, hometown after five-game cashers' round; ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over, n-denotes non-member

    25, (tie) ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., and Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,055, $1,050
    27, ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 1,049, $1,050
    28, ss-n-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., 1,048, $1,050
    29, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,028, $1,050
    30, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,023, $1,000
    31, ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,017, $1,000
    32, ss-Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,013, $1,000
    33, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 979, $1,000
    34, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 972, $1,000
    35, ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 971, $1,100
    36, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 958, $1,000
    37, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 950, $1,000.