Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, has added a berth on Team USA 2016 to his rapidly expanding resumé of accomplishments. The 19-year-old two-handed competitor, who earned a spot on Junior Team USA at the USBC Team USA Trials in January, has been added to the adult Team USA roster in the wake of his victory in the USBC Masters in February and winning his first PBA Tour title in the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship to kick off the PBA Tour’s 2016 schedule.
The photo above shows 2016 USBC Masters champion Anthony Simonsen (center) with PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark (left) and USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy (right).
“For Team USA to beat the best in the world, we not only must have the most talented bowlers in the country, but the right mix of players so we can select the strongest team for each event,” Team USA head coach Rod Ross said.
“Anthony has the talent and composure to make Team USA much stronger now and in the future as we look toward the 2017 World Championships and beyond.”
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Dave Williams Jr. of Omaha, Neb., defeated Scott Weber of La Salle, Ill., 279-225, to win the PBA50 Thunderbowl Midwest Open at Thunderbowl Sunday. In addition to his second career regional title, Williams earned $1,800.
Williams defeated Tony Majcher of Rolling Meadows, Ill., 253-165, in the semifinal round while Weber edged Scott Greiner of St. Joseph, Mo., 256-255, in his semifinal match.
The March 18-20 PBA Regional schedule includes the PBA50 Fayetteville South Open at Lafayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C.; the Odessa Southwest Open presented by Columbia 300 at Astro Bowl in Odessa, Texas; the PBA50 Showtime Lanes Midwest/Central Open presented by DV8 in Virden, Ill.; the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open in Elmira, N.Y., and the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau Central/East Open presented by Radical at Bell-Wick Bowl in Hubbard, Ohio.
The March regional calendar concludes over the March 25-27 weekend with the Cooperfield Bowl Houston Challenge presented by 900 Global in Houston, Texa, and the South Point West Challenge and Member/Non-Member Doubles, both presented by Track, at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.
For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, click here and open the “schedules” tab and click on Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.
The Xtra Frame PBA Tour event at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Ark., June 3-5 has a new sponsor. Its new name is the PBA Downums Waste Services Greater Jonesboro Open presented by Xtra Frame.
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