12 survivors headed to Grand Central Station for Teen Masters Finals

    08/03/11

    USBC High School

    High School Girls and Boys champions will meet Thursday for $64,000 scholarship package

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    Twelve teenage bowlers, including defending High School Boys champion Zack Hattori of Las Vegas, earned trips to the final rounds of the 14th annual Teen Masters bowling championships presented by Ebonite International Tuesday at Laurel Lanes.

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    Four boys and four girls in the High School Divisions, along with two boys and two girls in the Under 14 Divisions, will compete in "best-of-two-game" elimination matches on specially-constructed lanes in Vanderbilt Hall inside New York City's Grand Central Station starting Wednesday.

    2011TMAJJohnson.jpg2011TMRyanVentillo.jpgAt stake for the Teen Masters grand championship winner is a four-year "full ride" scholarship package worth $64,000. Xtra Frame, pba.com's online video streaming service, will provide live coverage of all elimination matches from Grand Central Station Wednesday and Thursday.

    In the High School Boys Division, A.J. Johnson (left) of Oswego, Ill., and Ryan Ventillo (right) of New City, N.Y., earned automatic berths in the semifinal round after finishing first and second, respectively at the end of 18 games of qualifying. Johnson had 3,773 pins, 133 ahead of Ventillo.

    2011TMEliseBolton.jpgElise Bolton (left) 2011TMGabriellaMayfield.jpgof Merritt Island, Fla., and Gabriella Mayfield (right) of Lake Isabella, Calif., earned the High School Girls semifinal berths with 3,553 and 3,505 totals, respectively.

    Under 14 qualifying leaders Wesley Low Jr. (below left; 3,682 pins) and Ashley Dunn (Below right; 3,297), both from Palmdale, Calif., earned trips into their respective division's championship matches.

    On Wednesday at Grand Central Station, the four remaining High School Division girls will bowl "best-of-two-game" matches at 2 and 3 p.m. Eastern, followed by two High School Division boys' matches at 4 and 5 p.m. The winners will advance to Thursday's championship matches.

    2011TMWesleyLow.jpg2011TMAshleyDunn.jpgIn the "best-of-two-game" format, one player must win both games to win the match outright. If the players split the two games, the match will be decided in a one-ball sudden-death roll-off.

    Thursday's final round will feature the Under 14 Girls Championship at noon, Under 14 Boys Championship at 1 p.m., High School Girls Championship at 4 p.m. and High School Boys Championship at 5 p.m. All matches will be best of two games.

    At 7 p.m., the High School Girls and High School Boys champions will meet in the Grand Championship match for the $64,000 scholarship package. All times are Eastern.

    All of the action from Grand Central Station will air live on PBA.com's Xtra Frame, the Professional Bowlers Association's exclusive subscription-based online video streaming service. A two-week trial subscription is available for $5.

    In addition to Ebonite International, the Teen Masters is being sponsored by Dexter Shoes and Kegel Training Center.

     


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    14th Teen Masters High School Boys - Standings after Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 18-game total. The top 2 advance to the semifinal round. Players 3-10 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play.

    1, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 3,773
    2, Ryan Ventillo, New City, N.Y., 3,640
    3, Jeffrey Juarez, East Meadow, N.Y., 3,609
    4, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 3,585
    5, Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, 3,553
    6 (tie), Tommy Genova, Elmont, N.Y., and Tyler Liverman, Wake Forest, N.C., 3,546
    8, Michael Bukovsky Jr., Baldwin, N.Y., 3,542
    9, Ramon Hilferink, S-Heerenberg, The Netherlands, 3,541
    10, A.J. Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 3,540

    Missed Cut:
    11, Nicholas Cooper, Clarkston, Mich., 3,519
    12, Andrew Fenn, Elmont, N.Y., 3,505
    13, Kenneth Smith, Venice, Fla., 3,476
    14, Doug Tonucci, Waldorf, Md., 3,471
    15, Nicholas Caruana, Holbrook, N.Y., 3,432
    16, David Lance, Merritt Island, Fla., 3,415
    17, Kyle Anderson, Lockport, Ill., 3,383
    18, Dylan Northrup, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,381
    19, Victor Ma, Bayside, N.Y., 3,366
    20, Ruben Vallejo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 3,344
    21, Teva Warren, Margate, Fla., 3,322
    22, Bryant Ezell, Fayetteville, Ark., 3,312
    23, Christopher Fort, Peachtree City, Ga., 3,303
    24, Tyler Satter, Salem, Ore., 3,295
    25, Justin Villa, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,285
    26, Greg Young, Viera, Fla., 3,275
    27, Benjamin Sobel, New York, 3,265
    28, Mathew Jackson, Chesapeake, Va., 3,264
    29, Brett Glenn, Springdale, Ark., 3,256
    30, Russ Oviatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., 3,220
    31, Nick Spinelli, Wantagh, N.Y., 3,172
    32, A.J. Ruff, Jamestown, Tenn., 3,154

    Round Of 8 (best of five games, losers eliminated)
    Chapman def. Juarez, 3-1
    Genova def. Liverman, 3-2
    Hilferink def. Doyle, 3-2
    Hattori def. Bukovsky, 3-0

    Quarterfinal Round (best of five games)
    Genova def. Chapman, 3-2
    Hattori def. Hilferink, 3-1

     


    14th Teen Masters High School Girls - Standings after Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 18-game total. The top 2 advance to the semifinal round. Players 3-10 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play.

    1, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 3,553
    2, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 3,505
    3, Morgan O'Brien, Lomira, Wis., 3,448
    4, Correen Lieber, Issaquah, Wash., 3,424
    5, Melanie Hannon, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,323
    6, Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 3,284
    7, Molly Novak, Burnsville, Minn., 3,160
    8, Katelyn Simpson, Boise, Idaho, 3,147
    9, Ashley Crowder, Tamarac, Fla., 3,140
    10, Erica Schneider, Levittown, N.Y., 3,107

    Missed Cut:
    11, Haley Rubin, Brandon, S.D., 3,090
    12, Rebecca Gotterbarn, Garden City South, N.Y., 3,052

    Round of 8 (best of five games, losers eliminated)
    O'Brien def. Schneider, 3-0
    Vaughn def. Novak, 3-1
    Lieber def. Crowder, 3-1
    Hannon def. Simpson, 3-0

    Quarterfinal Round (best of five games)
    Vaughn def. O'Brien, 3-0
    Hannon def. Lieber, 3-1

     


    14th Teen Masters Under 14 Boys - Standings after Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 18-game total. Leader advance to the championship match. Players 2-5 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play.

    1, Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 3,682
    2, Pablo Cerda, Sunrise, Fla., 3,385
    3, Brandon Soedarmasto, Levittown, N.Y., 3,382
    4, Michael Karolewski, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,345
    5, Blake Kelley, Manchester, Conn., 3,150

    Missed Cut:
    6, Tyler Zogg, Chesapeake, Va., 3,149
    7, Kyle Gordon, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., 3,136
    8, Sean Wilcox, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 3,082
    9, Michael Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,078
    10, Christian Hicks, Boerne, Texas, 3,012

    Quarterfinal Round (best of five games, losers eliminated)
    Cerda def. Kelley, 3-1
    Soedermasto def. Karolewski, 3-2

    Semifinal Round (best of five games)
    Cerda def. Soedermasto, 3-0

     


    14th Teen Masters Under 14 Girls - Standings after Qualifying


    Players with position, hometown and 18-game total. Leader advance to the championship match. Players 2-5 advance to best-of-five-game single-elimination match play.

    1, Ashley Dunn, Palmdale, Calif, 3,297
    2, Taryn Gray, Greenville, Texas, 3,214
    3, Taylor Todd, Klamath Falls, Ore., 2,836
    4, Adel Wahner, Baytown, Texas, 2,804
    5, Olivia Lopera, East Islip, N.Y., 2,790

    Quarterfinal Round (best of five games, losers eliminated)
    Gray def. Lopera, 3-2.
    Wahner def. Todd, 3-1.

    Semifinal Round (best of five games)
    Gray def. Wahner, 3-1

     


    Wednesday's Schedule (Vanderbilt Hall Grand Central Station, New York City)


    Best of two game matches; one-ball sudden-death roll-off will break ties; winners advance to divisional championship matches; all times Eastern

    High School Boys (winners advance to championship match)
    4 p.m. - Tommy Genova, Elmont, N.Y., vs. Adam Johnson, Oswego, Ill.
    5 p.m. - Zack Hattori, Las Vegas, vs. Ryan Ventillo, New City, N.Y.

    High School Girls (winners advance to championship match)
    2 p.m. - Rachel Vaughn, Port St. Lucie, Fla., vs. Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla.
    3 p.m. - Melanie Hannon, Cheektowaga, N.Y., vs. Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif.

     


    Thursday's Schedule (Vanderbilt Hall Grand Central Station, New York City)


    Best of two game matches; one-ball sudden-death roll-off will break ties; all times Eastern

    • Noon – Under 14 Girls Championship (Taryn Gray, Greenfield, Texas, vs. Ashley Dunn, Palmdale, Calif.)
    • 1 p.m. – Under 14 Boys Championship (Pablo Cerda, Sunrise, Fla., vs. Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif.)
    • 4 p.m. – Girls High School Championship (Vaughn-Bolton winner vs. Hannon-Mayfield winner)
    • 5 p.m. – Boys High School Championship (Genova-Johnson winner vs. Hattori-Ventillo winner)
    • 7 p.m. – Grand Championship (Girls High School winner vs. Boys High School winner)