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Dick Allen leads PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic qualifiers

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Dick Allen of Lexington, S.C., averaged 221.38 on demanding lane conditions Saturday to lead the 32 players who advance to Sunday’s cashers round in the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio.

The PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic is a part of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour.

The 39-year-old Allen, a five-time PBA Tour champion, was the model of consistency, starting Saturday’s eight-game qualifying round with his only sub-200 game (192) and finishing with games of 204, 212, 233, 258, 253, 217 and 202 for a 1,771 pinfall total.

Allen is trying to win his third PBA Xtra Frame Tour title. He previously won the Xtra Frame Chesapeake Open in Chesapeake, Va., in 2017 and the Xtra Frame Port Property Management Open in Portland, Maine, earlier in 2018.

Pla-Mor Lanes, notorious for its challenging scoring environment, played true to its reputation. Only 16 of the 96 players were able to average 200 or higher during the qualifying round.

“In an event like this, you have to find a way to get to the pocket and make as few changes as possible. Every mistake you make, you lose pins, and every pin counts,” Allen said. “There’s an old Russian saying that would be interpreted here to say something like, you don’t get the pins in Coldwater. The pins get you.”

Allen’s closest challenger after the first eight games was seven-time PBA Tour titlist Ryan Ciminelli (left) of Clarence, N.Y., with 1,706 pins. Two-time titlist Tom Daugherty (right) of Riverview, Fla., third with a 1,678 total. Defending champion Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., advanced in eighth place.

Kyle Troup (left) of Taylorsville, N.C. rolled a 204 game and Michael Clark Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, had 188 to advance to cashers round following one-game roll-off to break a tie for 31st and 32nd positions. Jason Sterner (below right), Atlanta, Ga., who posted 170 failed to advance and finished in 33rd place.

Sunday’s schedule begins with a four-game cashers round at 10 a.m. Based on 12-game pinfall totals after the cashers round, the top 16 will bowl three more games at 12:30 p.m. After the Round of 16, the top eight based on 15-game totals move on to the Round of 8, where they will bowl two more games. Pinfall totals for 17 games will decide the four players who will compete in the stepladder finals at 3:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.

All of Sunday’s competition will be live-streamed by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling, and will include a new FloBowling option that will allow subscribers to watch the action on all eight pairs of lanes. For subscription information click here.

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PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic – First Round Results

Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; top 32 advance to Sunday’s cashers qualifying round. n-denotes non-PBA member.

1, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 1,771
2, Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 1,706
3, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,678
4 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., and
Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 1,665
6, Richie Teece, England, 1,662
7, Jason Lundquist, Columbus, Ohio, 1,651
8, Rhino Page, Orlando, 1,649
9, n-Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,646
10 (tie), Joe Bailey, Wooster, Ohio, and
Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,642
12, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,641
13, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,637
14, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 1,626
15, Chris Colella, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,622
16, Francois Louw, South Africa, 1,604
17, Matt O’Grady, Rahway, N.J., 1,597
18, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,596
19, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,589
20, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,588
21, AJ Chapman, St. Paul, Minn., 1,585
22, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,584
23, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 1,580
24, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,579
25, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,578
25, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,578
27, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 1,576
28, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 1,572
29, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,565
30, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,562
31 (tie), x-Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C. and
y-Michael Clark Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, 1,561
x-Troup 204 and y-Clark 188 advanced to cashers round following one-game roll-off to break a tie for 31st and 32nd positions. z-Sterner 170 finished in 33rd place.

Missed Cut:
33, z-Jason Sterner, Atlanta, Ga., 1,561
34 (tie), EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., and
Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,559
36, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,554
37 (tie), Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, and
Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,553
39, Richard McCormick, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1,552
40, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,548
41, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,540
42, Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 1,539
43, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 1,534
44, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 1,531
45, Kristopher Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 1,528
46, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, IL, 1,509
47, Frank Snodgrass, Center Line, Mich., 1,506
48, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,501
49, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,499
50, James Hennessey, Adrian, Mich, 1,496
51, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 1,493
52, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,491
53, n-Casey Cohagan, Fairport, Ohio, 1,490
54, Chandler Stevens, Archbold, Ohio, 1,489
55, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,478
56, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 1,476
57, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,472
58, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,470
59, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,466
60, Kyle Cook, Centerville, Ohio, 1,463
61, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 1,459
62, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 1,457
63, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 1,455
64, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,447
65, Anthony LaCaze, Elgin, Ill., 1,442
66 (tie), Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, and
Trent Knoop, Sidney, Ohio, 1,440
68, Kyle Mayberry, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 1,434
69, Anthony Kennard, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 1,433
70, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,427
71, Bill Crane III, Mooresville, Ind., 1,425
72, ss-Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,424
73, Brandon Keirns, Marion, Ohio, 1,420
74, Zach Doty, Campbellsville, Ky., 1,418
75, n-Brandon Kennard, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 1,417
76, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,415
77, Zachery Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,413
78, Charlie Brown Jr, Grandville, Mich., 1,410
79, Kyle Walther, Miami Beach, Fla., 1,407
80, Christopher Elizondo, Waynesburg, Pa., 1,386
81, Dakota Vostry, Chicago, Ill., 1,366
82, Brett Miller, Morehead, Ky., 1,363
83, Scott McIntire Jr., North Royalton, Ohio, 1,360
84, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 1,357
85, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 1,351
86 (tie), Andrew Silverman, Akron, Ohio, and
Bill Burke, Angola, Ind., 1,336
88, Dan Hochstein, Canton, Mich., 1,334
89, Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 1,332
90, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,289
91, Gerald Malcom, Jr., River Rouge, Mich., 1,246
92, Michael Baker, Moline, Ill., 1,204
93, Trevor Besel, Maricopa, Ariz., 1,170
94, Steve Tobolt, Chicago, Ill., 1,164
95, Gary Zwiezinski, Elyria, Ohio, 1,155

Herbert Bickel

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