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PBA FALL SWING QUALIFIER SET FOR SATURDAY IN ALLEN PARK
Non-members and PBA members who live within 50 miles will have a one-time opportunity to compete for 10 entries into the PBA Fall Swing by entering the Fall Swing Pre-Tournament Qualifier on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Thunderbowl in Allen Park, Mich.
Entry into the Fall Swing PTQ is $120. All-inclusive entry fees for the Fall Swing are $750. The Fall Swing, set for Sept. 4-11, will include the Wolf, Bear, Badger and Detroit Open title events plus a King of the Swing special event to conclude the program.
The PTQ begins at 11 a.m. ET and will involve six games on the Wolf pattern. All bowlers must comply with PBA’s product rules. The PTQ will be the only opportunity for non-members to enter the Fall Swing which is otherwise a members-only competition.
For more information about the PBA Fall Swing Qualifier (PTQ), visit pba.com to download an entry form (http://www.pba.com/Content/files/Pro-Ams/FallSwing_Pro-Am_FNL.pdf).
TACKETT HOLDS 10-POINT LEAD IN XTRA FRAME PBA TOUR POINTS RACE
By picking up 13 points for his eighth place finish in the PBA Tour Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic Sunday in Middletown, Del., E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., improved his lead in the Xtra Frame PBA Tour competition points race to 10 points over Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., who earned 10 points for finishing 11th.
After five of eight events in the race for the $10,000 winner-take-all points competition, Tackett has 66 points followed by Jones’ 56, Ryan Ciminelli and Sean Rash (44 each), Anthony Simonsen (42), Kyle Troup (40), Shawn Maldonado (36), Jason Sterner (34), Dick Allen (33) and Bill O’Neill (31).
The remaining events in the series are the Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open in Aurora, Ill., Oct. 1-2; the Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic from Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla., Oct. 8-9, and the Xtra Frame Las Vegas Open from South Point Bowling Plaza, Oct. 29-30. In each event, the winner earns 25 points, second place 19, third place 18, etc., declining by one point through 20th place.
ENTRIES STILL AVAILABLE FOR PARKER BOHN III JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT
PBA Hall of Famer and 35-time PBA Tour titlist Parker Bohn III hosts his 17th Annual Parker Bohn III Junior Scholarship Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Howell Lanes in Howell, N.J. In the 16 years to date the tournament has raised $88,000 including $10,000 last year.
On Friday, Sept. 2, a doubles tournament and eliminator will be held as a warmup. The field is limited to 64 teams, and last year the event sold out. To obtain entry forms click on http://www.parkerbohn.com/pdf/doublesEntry2016.pdf and/or http://www.parkerbohn.com/pdf/scholarshipEntry2016.pdf. The forms can be filled out and sent in, or emailed with a PayPal payment.
NEXT UP ON XTRA FRAME: COVERAGE OF PWBA’S SEASON-FINALE SET FOR SEPT. 2-3
Xtra Frame’s coverage of the 2016 PWBA Tour concludes Sept. 2-3 with coverage of the preliminary rounds of the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship from Uptown Alley in Midlothian Va. The PWBA Tour Championship, the final event of PWBA’s 2016 season, features a field of 16 PWBA champions and points leaders, concluding with live stepladder finals on CBS Sport Network on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Three-day ($3.99), 30-day ($7.99) and Xtra Frame Season Ticket (a full-year’s coverage at an average cost of $1.25 per week) subscriptions are available by clicking on the Xtra Frame link on pba.com. New monthly or Season Ticket subscribers also are automatically entered into monthly sweepstakes where they have chances to win a new high-performance bowling ball from Brunswick, DV8 or MOTIV.
QUBICA AMF PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: KENT WINS LONGEST-RUNNING PBA REGIONAL
Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., posted an 10-5-1 match play record and a 24-game total of 5,810 pins Sunday to win his fourth QubicaAMF PBA Regional title in the PBA Dave Husted Northwest Open presented by 900 Global at Husted’s Milwaukee Bowl.
Kent, who earned $2,000, defeated Craig Tuholski of Troutdale, Ore., by 61 pins for the win. Tuholski had an 11-5 match play record and 5,749 pins for his 24 games, including match play bonus pins.
The tournament was the 37th annual regional hosted by the Husted family at the family-owned Milwaukie Bowl. It’s the longest running regional in the PBA.
● Collegiate bowler Justin Bui from Terrytown, La., dominated the non-champion field to win the PBA Bowling Dynamix Houston Emerald Bowl Challenge, presented by Hammer, Sunday in Houston, Texas, after Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova topped the PWBA/PBA Houston Emerald Southwest Women’s Open field on Saturday.
Bui, who finished the 21-game tournament with a 6-2 match play record and 4,990 total pins, started the modified eight-game round-robin finals with a 232-pin lead over fellow non-member Adam Martinez of San Antonio, Texas, and continued his supremacy to win by 316 pins over Jacob Heger of Spring, Texas, to claim the $2,400 first place check. Because Bui also is a non-member, he doesn’t receive credit for a PBA title.
On Saturday, Zavjalova, who is now living in Austin, Texas, survived a late rush by Colombia national team bowlers Anggie Ramirez and Clara Guerrero who also live in Austin. After Zavjalova finished the eight-game event with 1,681 total pins, she had to wait and watch as both challengers had a chance to pass her with two strikes in their 10th frames. Neither managed to strike, however, leaving Zavjalova with the $1,200 winner’s check. Ramirez earned $800 for second, while Guerrero collected $460.
● Concluding the August schedule of QubicaAMF PBA Regional events over the Aug. 26-28 weekend will be the Fayetteville South Open presented by MOTIV along with the PWBA-PBA Fayetteville South Open – a women’s only event - at Lafayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C.; the AMF Garland Lanes Southwest Open, presented by Classic Products & Ultimate Bowling Products,
● Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend, the QubicaAMF PBA Regional calendar includes the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control South Open followed by the PBA50 Budweiser Open presented by Mooresville Ford and Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Strike Zone Open presented by Columbia 300 in Pottsville, Pa., and the PBA Japan Region’s Viper Open presented by Ebonite in Iruma, Japan.
● For complete QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on QubicaAMF Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area. For more information about QubicaAMF, visit www.qubicaamf.com or, for social media posts, visit http://bit.ly/QAMFSponsorship1.
● Concrete Software’s PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile game is asking fans to vote on what new Product Registered balls they would like to see introduced into the game. This week fans can vote on the Ebonite ball they’d like to see added to the PBA Bowling Challenge. To take the survey, click here: http://bit.ly/EboniteBallPoll. When the “winning” ball based on fan input is selected, it will be available along with a code to purchase the ball for 50% off (the code will only be available on the specific companies’ social media pages). Each company also will have a flashback weekend where all its previous balls will be available for that weekend only.
● Reminder: Tickets are now on sale for all five PBA Fall Swing television finals which will be contested Sept. 10-11 in the historic Thunderbowl Lanes arena in Allen Park, Mich. To order tickets, visit pba.com/tickets. Tickets are $30 for each full day, or $20 for each individual event. CBS Sports Network telecasts of the PBA’s Fall Swing events will begin on Wed., Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. ET and continue over five consecutive Wednesdays, concluding on Oct. 19.