USBC NEWS: Hall of Famer Bohn among unbeatens at USBC Masters

February 22, 2013


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NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III fromnearby Jackson, N.J., leads a group of eight players who made it through threerounds of matches undefeated Friday at the 2013 United States Bowling CongressMasters.

The 33-time Professional Bowlers Association winner and 2001Masters champion lives just 45 minutes from Brunswick Zone Carolier and usedthat home-town feel to go 3-0 in the opening rounds of the double-eliminationmatch-play bracket.

A total of 16 players remain in the bracket with eightplayers undefeated and eight players in the elimination bracket. Another seriesof matches Saturday will determine the five players who will advance to thelive ESPN finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

"When you look at the 16 players who are left,regardless of whom you bowl, all of these guys know what they are doing andknow their ball motion well," said Bohn, who defeated Matt McNiel of PriorLake, Minn., 700-688, in the third round. "There are no easy matchesleft."

Bohn will take on two-hander Jason Belmonte of Australia inthe winners bracket Saturday morning. Other winners bracket matches include topqualifier Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, against Manuel Otalora ofColombia; John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., vs. Stuart Williams of England;and  Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, vs. Mike Machuga of Erie, Pa.

Janawicz, a four-time Team USA member, and Otalora, a memberof the Colombian national team, are the only non-professional bowlers left inthe winners bracket.

"You always have to have confidence you can win, butthese guys are the best in the world," said Janawicz, who blew past MikeEdwards of Tulsa, Okla., 692-555, in his third match. "I have tremendousrespect for the guys who do this for a living. It just feels good to be able tocome in and compete alongside them."

Defending champion Mike Fagan of Dallas was eliminatedFriday after losing his first two matches. He lost to Malott in the openinground, 770-695, and then fell to Martin Larsen of Sweden, 749-718.

Among the players still alive in the elimination portion ofthe bracket is Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, who would join Norm Duke andMike Aulby as the only players to complete the PBA's Grand Slam with a victorythis week. The Grand Slam is made up of the four majors on the PBA Tour - theUSBC Masters, PBA Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open and the PBA National/WorldChampionship.

Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., whoalso is still alive in the elimination bracket, has a chance to join Aulby asonly the second player to win three Masters titles.

The Masters, which features a total prize fund of $325,000including a $50,000 first prize, is a major event on the PBA Tour and is partof the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour for the thirdconsecutive season.

All rounds of the Masters are being covered live on XtraFrame, the PBA's online bowling channel. For subscription information, visitpba.com.

For more information on the Masters, including live scoring,visit BOWL.com/Masters.

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Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, N.Y., Friday



(1) Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, def. (64) Mike Fagan,Dallas, 770-675.

(33) Allen Rice II, Salem, Ala., def. (32) Martin Larsen,Sweden, 737-683.

(48) Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., def. (17) Jason Sterner,McDonough, Ga., 642-595.

(49) John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., def. (16) JohnSzczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 739-678.

(9) Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., def. (56) GaryFaulkner, Norfolk, Va., 710-623.

(41) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, def. (24) KyleBigelow, Troy, Ohio, 755-607.

(40) Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., def. (25) Craig LeMond,Jasper, Ind., 636-576.

(57) Manuel Otalora, Colombia, def. (8) Chris Barnes, DoubleOak, Texas, 723-719.

(60) Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., def. (5) Brian LeClair,Albany, N.Y., 703-666.

(28) John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., def. (37) MarshallKent, Yakima, Wash., 610-565.

(21) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., def. (44) Matt Gasn,Laurel, Md., 695-611.

(53) Michael Markis, Tafton, Pa., def. (12) Ryan Ciminelli,Cheektowaga, N.Y., 715-640.

(13) Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., def. (52) RonnieRussell, Marion, Ind., 728-562.

(20) D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, def. (45) Timothy FoyJr., Salisbury, Md., 651-599.

(29) Stuart Williams, England, def. (36) Tommy Jones,Simpsonville, S.C., 628-626.

(4) Mike Moore, Orlando, Fla., def. (61) Adam Chase,Seaford, N.Y., 644-634.

(3) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., def. (62) Tetsuya Kobayashi,Japan, 666-621.

(30) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., def. (35) Andres Gomez,Colombia, 615-535.

(46) Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., def. (19) JoshBlanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 731-718.

(14) Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., def. (51) Devin Golden,Coopersburg, Pa., 630-609.

(11) Dan MacLelland, Canada, def. (54) Chris Loschetter,Avon, Ohio, 782-638.

(22) Jason Belmonte, Australia, def. (43) Brian Ziesig,Levittown, N.Y., 674-646.

(27) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. (38) DinoCastillo, Carrollton, Texas, 699-694.

(59) Daniel Dunleavy, Staten Island, N.Y., def. (6) MikaKoivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 719-682.

(58) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, def. (7) Rhino Page, DadeCity, Fla., 669-608.

(26) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., def. (39) Jeff Kubasak,Staten Island, N.Y., 651-585.

(42) Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., def. (23) JonVanHees, Charlestown, R.I., 690-604.

(10) Osku Palermaa, Finland, def. (55) Eddie VanDaniker Jr.,Chatsworth, Calif., 666-656.

(50) Tyson Branagan, Bedford, Texas, def. (15) Sean Rash,Montgomery, Ill., 696-685.

(47) Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., def. (18) ScottNewell, Deland, Fla., 655-632.

(31) Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., def. (34) Ildemaro Ruiz,Venezuela, 697-596.

(63) Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., def. (2) Todd Book,Russells Point, Ohio, 710-641.


Malott def. Rice, 732-668.

Brockland def. Bohr, 684-676.

Norton def. Scroggins, 729-591.

Otalora def. D. Kent, 643-598.

Janawicz def. D. Allen, 670-627.

Edwards def. Mackis, 645-547.

Daugherty def. Archer, 700-687.

S. Williams def. Chase, 832-709.

Bohn def. Weber, 725-651.

McNiel def. Haugen, 731-661.

Belmonte def. MacLelland, 749-711.

W.R. Williams def. Dunleavy, 601-585.

Kretzer def. Shafer, 622-618.

P. Allen def. Palermaa, 658-621.

Branagan def. Vanderhoef, 695-669.

Machuga def. McCune, 642-618.


(Losers eliminated, earn $1,700)

Larsen def. Fagan, 749-718.

Barnes def. LeMond, 655-616.

Sterner def. Szczerbinski, 671-626.

Bigelow def. Faulkner, 611-582.

M. Kent def. LeClair, 631-563.

Jones def. Moore, 718-682.

Ciminelli def. Gasn, 727-562.

Russell def. Foy, 688-650.

Gomez def. Kobayahsi, 700-569.

Koivuniemi def. Castillo, 721-701.

Blanchard def. Golden, 777-563.

Loschetter def. Ziesig, 626-590.

Page def. Kubasak, 656-560.

Book def. Ruiz, 736-609.

VanHees def. VanDaniker, 769-685.

Rash def. Newell, 709-643.


(Losers eliminated, earn $2,000)

Haugen def. Larsen, 684-678.

Barnes def. MacLelland, 730-677.

Sterner def. Weber, 683-591.

Bigelow def. Dunleavy, 643-578.

Palermaa def. M. Kent, 688-682.

Jones def. Vanderhoef, 747-608.

Ciminelli def. Shafer, 720-664.

Russell def. McCune, 758-652.

Gomez def. Bohr, 703-614.

Koivuniemi def. Scroggins, 658-577.

Rice def. Blanchard, 709-669.

D. Kent def. Loschetter, 671-657.

Page def. Markis, 665-664.

Archer def. Book, 732-622.

VanHees def. D. Allen, 698-677.

Rash def. Chase, 781-562.


Malott def. Brockland, 741-636.

Otalora def. Norton, 639-618.

Janawicz def. Edwards, 692-555.

S. Williams def. Daugherty, 682-647.

Bohn def. McNiel, 700-688.

Belmonte def. W.R. Williams, 761-685.

Kretzer def. P. Allen, 646-618.

Machuga def. Branagan, 532-531.


(Losers eliminated, earn $2,400)

Barnes def. Haugen, 696-594.

Sterner def. Bigelow, 603-592.

Jones def. Palermaa, 647-590.

Ciminelli def. Russell, 712-611.

Koivuniemi def. Gomez, 620-609.

D. Kent def. Rice, 698-695.

Archer def. Page, 740-681.

Rash def. VanHees, 694-644.


(Losers eliminated, earn $2,800)

Barnes def. Edwards, 678-597.

Daugherty def. Sterner, 702-604,

Jones def. Brockland, 677-640.

Ciminelli def. Norton, 630-557.

Koivuniemi def. Branagan, 783-523.

P. Allen def. D. Kent, 733-602.

W.R. Williams def. Archer, 764-563.

McNiel def. Rash, 693-643.

SATURDAY'S PAIRINGS (9 a.m. Eastern)


Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas vs. Manuel Otalora,Colombia.

John Janawicz, Lake Wales, Fla. vs. Stuart Williams,England.

Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., vs. Jason Belmonte,Australia.

Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, vs. Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa.


Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, vs. Tom Daugherty, WesleyChapel, Fla.

Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., vs. Ryan Ciminelli,Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., vs. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel,Fla.

Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., vs. Matt McNiel, PriorLake, Minn.

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