11th Frame 10.26.18
By Bill Ryan
U.S. OPEN TO BRING 2018 GO BOWLING! PBA TOUR SEASON TO DRAMATIC CLOSE
The 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season will come to a dramatic end over the next few days with a number of plot lines in play as the U.S. Open gets underway at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan., including its impact on the PBA Player and Rookie of the Year races, the possibility of a new addition to the PBA’s “Triple Crown” roster, maybe a record-tying major, and a battle for berths in the end-of-season PBA Clash.
For starters, how players finish in the U.S. Open could be a significant factor in deciding the 2018 PBA Player and Rookie of the Year races. Heading into the final PBA Tour event of the year, EJ Tackett is the only three-title winner in 2018. Jason Belmonte, Anthony Simonsen, Andrew Anderson and Jakob Butturff are all solidly in contention with two PBA Tour titles each.
On a personal level, the U.S. Open also may have special meaning to Belmonte and Tackett. Both players are in need of a U.S. Open title to complete the PBA Triple Crown. A win by Belmonte also would be his 10th major, tying the legendary Earl Anthony and Pete Weber for the all-time record for most PBA major titles.
The U.S. Open will pay $30,000, $15,000, $12,000, $10,000 and $8,000 to the top five finishers. Fans can track the competition through exclusive live coverage of the qualifying and match play rounds by Xtra Frame on FloBowling Friday through Tuesday, Oct. 30. Fans also can follow the U.S. Open via the Live Scoring feature on pba.com. The five-man stepladder finals will air live on CBS Sports Network on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. Eastern.
Surviving the Game
Results of the second week of Al-Mar’s Surviving the game found the first three bowlers eliminated were Roger Pierstorff from the American League at 115 pins under average; Celia Johnson 93 pins under in the
Elks League and Pancha Melendrez, 79 pins under in the Ladies Major League.
Al-Mar Lanes will have a “Spooktacular” time on Halloween for some fun from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. with two hours of Kosmic bowling, music, free shoe rental, a pitcher of your favorite beverage, along with snacks and candy for $59.95 per lane. Go online to reserve your spot at www.almarlanes.com or call 419-352-4637.
- AnnualBasebowlTournament, Sunday; Bowling for Boobs, Nov. 4; and annual City tournament starting Nov. 11. Details on all of these at Al-Mar Lanes.
League highlights through Oct. 21
- Jack and Jill:
Kirk Starkey 224, 605; Steve Burton, 594; Billy Malik, 218; Women: Nancy Campbell 209, 518; Robin Starkey, 297, 502
Standings: A Split Happens, St. Peter and VinChar, each, 19-9each 14-7
- Mixed Up Guys and Gals:
Jeff Sayre, 219, 590; Rob Johnson, 579; Stretch Stevens, 233; Women: Shari Beeker, 188, 522; Treesa, Hiler, 187, 505.
Standings: Time to Strike, 25-3; Four of a Kind, 22-6.
- Diagon Alley Cats
Kevin Cagle, 195, 492; Mike Hachtel, 355; Tim Brackenbury, 143; Women: Erin Hachtel, 161, 404; Robin Williams, 339; Gina O’Hare, 140.
Standings: Cagle, 20-8; Lapolt-O-Hare, both 14-14
- Rally’s Junior All Stars:
Conner Main, 134, 334; Benito Baldonado, 98, 267; Easton Duncan, 91, 247; Girls: Kyleigh Leu, 87, 244; Madisyn Duncan, 81, 200; Adylynn Babcock, 91, 199.
Standings: Strike Kings, 37-12; The Gutter Gang, 25-17; Need a Name, 31-18.
- Bobcat2 a Days:
Clayton Genson, 434; Avery Latta, 196, 428; Colin Fahy, 180, 422;. Mark Kolczynski, 171; Girls: Ali Fahy, 166. 496; Jena Kirian, 144, 404; Sophie Kepling, 358;Zenalda Bautista, 144.
Standings: Boys Avery Latta 68 wins; Tyler Bowen, 55.5wins; Girls ; Savanah Garner, 54; Zenalda Bautista, 52.
Maryann Dimick, 202, 578; Yogi Wammes, 517; Cheyenne Kolczynski, 514; Sandy Naugle, 197; Kristen Knell, 195.
Division Leaders, Marsh & Marsh,35-14; Groom Room, 38-11.
Terry Leek, 247, 656; Bill Wammes, 629; Gary Wachter, 239; Women: Yogi Wamme3s, 192, 553; Violet Courtney, 438; Mallory Fritz, 210.
Division leaders, Iler, 153-63 and Palmer Excavating, 123-93.
Mickey Higham, 684; Ron Steinman Jr., 679; Bill Schumacher, 671; Jake Wint, 275; Zeke Varella, 266; Kyle Friedley, and Chris DeLuca Jr., both, 265.
Division leaders, ASD I Remodeling 41-15; and Thayer Ford-Nissan, 33-23.
Kirk Starkey, 257, 709; Kyle Waynick, 705; Brent Norris, 669; Ron Steinman Jr., 273; Kris Kolk, 252
Division leaders: ASD Remodeling, 50-6 and Main & Sons Plumbing and Heating, 37-19.
- RandyMiller Doubles (four games):
Kris Kolk, 227, 865; Bill Wammes, 827; Shaun Crusa, 244, 824; Mark Wolford Sr. 235.
Standings: Kolk-Wammes,98-62; Kolczynski, 97.5-62.5
- TuesdayCoffee(two games)
Velma Green, 178, 329; Millie Broka, 193, 321; Deb Apple, 281; Cathy Lowry, 155;.
Standings: Team 7, 30-5; Teams 3 25-10.
- MondayAllStars (two games):
Seth King, 265; Avery Harris, 251; Cooper Davis, 169; Avery Harris, 145; Girls: Isabella Knitz, 273; Addison Brokaw, 175, 270; Brooklyn Myer, 146.
Standings: Team 15, 30-5; Team 14, 28-7
- TuesdayAll Stars: (two games)
Dom Daniels, 288; Aidan Rohleder, 162, 283; Will Dieter, 162; Girls, Emily Lantz, 189, 350; Brooklyn Donnell, 278; Tristan Shite, 152.
Standings Team 16, 19-11; Team 15, 18-12.
Standings: Teams, 1 and 5, both 12-2.
Ron Steinman Jr. 273, 679; Bill Schumacher, 671; Kris Kolk, Randy Miller League, 665; Zeke Varella, American League; Women Cheyenne Kolczynski, 514; Pancha Melendrez, 197, 512; Mallory Fritz, 189.
Standings: DeLuca Jenne, 35-10; Dilsaver-Close, 32-11.