Saturday, July 23, 2016


Williams, Bohn and Kretzer Win PBA50 Regionals Heading into
PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship Final Day
Williams wins Viper Championship for 99th title in PBA competition

WELCH, Minn. (July 22, 2016) – PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm match play finalists Walter Ray Williams Jr., Parker Bohn III and Brian Kretzer each won PBA50 regional titles Friday at Island Xtreme Bowl.

Williams won the 99th tournament of his PBA career by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 268-258, in the title match of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Viper Championship, one of three regional events conducted as a prelude to Saturday’s final day of the World Championship.

“I never expected anything like this when my career started,” Williams said about approaching the 100 title mark. “I still enjoy competition as much as I ever have and I’ll keep doing it as long as I enjoy it.”

The Hall of Famer will have some work to do as he enters the match play portion of the World Championship in 23rd position but will have two six-game match play rounds to try and advance to the stepladder finals. If he can win the World Championship it would mark his 100th PBA title. He holds the all-time lead in career PBA Tour titles with 47, 10 PBA50 Tour titles, 32 PBA regional and 10 PBA50 regional titles with his win Friday.

PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III hopes to ride the momentum of his win in the Scorpion Championship as he defeated Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, 213-191, in the title match for his second PBA50 regional title.

Bohn, who won last year’s Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open which was conducted as a standard PBA50 Tour event, enters World Championship match play in second with a 3,568 15-game pinfall total 17 pins behind tournament leader Ron Nelson Jr. of Bridgeview, Ill., who leads with 3,585. Nelson finished third in the Scorpion Championship and fourth in the Chameleon Championship Friday.

“Winning this Scorpion Championship was a good test for what I’ll need to do tomorrow so I’m pretty encouraged and it puts me in a good mindset,” Bohn said. “I had to do a little bit of everything, especially adjust my angles to the pocket and I’m sure I’ll be doing a lot of that in (World Championship) match play.”

PBA50 Tour rookie Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio won the Chameleon Championship by defeating Australian senior standout Andrew Frawley in the title match 244-199. Kretzer, a one-time PBA Tour winner, won his second PBA50 regional title. Kretzer enters World Championship match play in fourth with a 3,519 pinfall.

Hall of Famer Pete Weber, who was also trying to reach the 100 PBA tournament title milestone Friday fell short finishing fourth in both the Viper and Scorpion Championships and sits at 98 just one short of Williams.

He will begin World Championship match play in third with a 3,566 pinfall. He will be trying for his third consecutive major and sixth win overall this season. His two major titles this year were the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by 900 Global and the USBC Senior Masters both in June.

World Championship match play begins at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) Saturday with the first round which will be followed by the second round at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT).  After match play the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT).

Bowling fans can catch all the action on’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.  Click on for subscription and schedule information.

Island Xtreme Bowl, Welch, Minn., Friday

Final Standings
1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $1,500.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $900.
3, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, $800.
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., $700.
5, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, $600.

Playoff Results
Match One – Weber def. Carter, 221-198.
Match Two – Williams def. Weber, 278-255.
Semifinal – Williams def. Scroggins, 237-195.
Championship – Williams def. Mohr, 268-258.

Island Xtreme Bowl, Welch, Minn., Friday

Final Standings
1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $1,500.
2, Andrew Frawley, Australia, $900.
3, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., $800.
4, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., $700.
5, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., $600.

Playoff Results
Match One – Schissler def. Goergen, 223-216.
Match two – Schissler def. Nelson, 223-216.
Semifinal – Frawley def. Schissler, 237-223.
Championship – Kretzer def. Frawley, 244-199.

Island Xtreme Bowl, Welch, Minn., Friday

Final Standings
1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $1,500.
2, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, $900.
3, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., $800.
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., $700.
5, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $600.

Playoff Results
Match One – McCordic def. Monacelli, 194-189.
Match Two – McCordic def. Weber, 258-182.
Semifinal – McCordic def. Nelson, 232-227.
Championship – Bohn def. McCordic, 213-191.
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