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THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR RACE WILL BE DECIDED SUNDAY!

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This is the final event of the year.  Hard to believe another season has come and gone! 


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Malott’s Still on Top in Marathon Open, But Weber, Scroggins and O’Neill Make Statements

by Bill Vint April 2, 2010 05:54

BALTIMORE, Md. – Defending champion Wes Malott stubbornly held onto the lead in the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open at AMF Country Club Lanes Friday, completing the Scorpion round with a 39-game total of 9,155 pins. But veteran Pete Weber appeared out of nowhere, and PBA Player of the Year contenders Mike Scroggins and Bill O’Neill both decided the race isn’t over.

Malott, who averaged 234.74 across the first five patterns, held a 108-pin lead over Tommy Jones with Chris Barnes in third place, another 37 pins behind Jones.

Weber, a 34-time PBA Tour titlist who hasn’t won since the 2007 U.S. Open, averaged 254.7 on the Scorpion Friday morning, including rolling the tournament’s 10th 300 game, to charge out of 13th place into fourth. Brad Angelo held the fifth spot for Sunday’s ESPN finals heading into Friday night’s seven-game round on the Earl Anthony pattern.

Also making a big push were Mike Scroggins, who advanced from 11th place to pass Walter Ray Williams Jr. for sixth place. And Bill O’Neill, who is tied with Williams in Player of the Year points with 56, survived the cut to Friday night’s Round of 24 in 23rd place.

Scroggins, who trails Williams and O’Neill by eight points in the Player of the Year race, needs to win the Marathon Open to have a chance to surpass the two front-runners. If Scroggins were to win Sunday, Williams or O’Neill would have to finish second to claim Player of the Year honors. For the 50-year-old Williams, anything less than a title by Scroggins, or a higher finish on TV by O’Neill, would mean a record seventh Player of the Year title.

The Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open is a seven-round tournament, with each round bowled on a different lane conditioning pattern. The top 16 survivors after Friday morning’s Scorpion Round of 32 and Friday night’s Earl Anthony Round of 24 will bowl a final seven-game round on the Dick Weber pattern Saturday morning.]

The field will then be cut to the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. The tournament leader will select the lane condition to be used for the TV finals.

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LUMBER LIQUIDATORS MARATHON OPEN

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SCORPION ROUND OF 32 (after 39 games)

1, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 9,155.
2, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 9,047.
3, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 9,010.
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8,996.
5, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 8,955.
6, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 8,951.
7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 8,917.
8, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 8,817.
9, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 8,800.
10, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 8,794.
11, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 8,772.
12, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 8,751.
13, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 8,740.
14, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 8,705.
15, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 8,687.
16, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 8,680.
17, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 8,662.
18, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 8,645.
19, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 8,632.
20, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 8,622.
21, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 8,618.
22, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 8,616.
23, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 8,613.
24, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 8,608.

FAILED TO ADVANCE (after Scorpion Round, 39 games)

25, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 8,599, $1,650.
26, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 8,571, $1,600.
27, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 8,566, $1,550.
28, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 8,545, $1,500.
29, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 8,431, $1,450.
30, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 8,419, $1,400.
31, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 8,361, $1,350.
32, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 8,303, $1,300.

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Malott’s Still on Top in Marathon Open, But Weber, Scroggins and O’Neill Make Statements

by Bill Vint April 2, 2010 05:54

BALTIMORE, Md. – Defending champion Wes Malott stubbornly held onto the lead in the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open at AMF Country Club Lanes Friday, completing the Scorpion round with a 39-game total of 9,155 pins. But veteran Pete Weber appeared out of nowhere, and PBA Player of the Year contenders Mike Scroggins and Bill O’Neill both decided the race isn’t over.

Malott, who averaged 234.74 across the first five patterns, held a 108-pin lead over Tommy Jones with Chris Barnes in third place, another 37 pins behind Jones.

Weber, a 34-time PBA Tour titlist who hasn’t won since the 2007 U.S. Open, averaged 254.7 on the Scorpion Friday morning, including rolling the tournament’s 10th 300 game, to charge out of 13th place into fourth. Brad Angelo held the fifth spot for Sunday’s ESPN finals heading into Friday night’s seven-game round on the Earl Anthony pattern.

Also making a big push were Mike Scroggins, who advanced from 11th place to pass Walter Ray Williams Jr. for sixth place. And Bill O’Neill, who is tied with Williams in Player of the Year points with 56, survived the cut to Friday night’s Round of 24 in 23rd place.

Scroggins, who trails Williams and O’Neill by eight points in the Player of the Year race, needs to win the Marathon Open to have a chance to surpass the two front-runners. If Scroggins were to win Sunday, Williams or O’Neill would have to finish second to claim Player of the Year honors. For the 50-year-old Williams, anything less than a title by Scroggins, or a higher finish on TV by O’Neill, would mean a record seventh Player of the Year title.

The Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open is a seven-round tournament, with each round bowled on a different lane conditioning pattern. The top 16 survivors after Friday morning’s Scorpion Round of 32 and Friday night’s Earl Anthony Round of 24 will bowl a final seven-game round on the Dick Weber pattern Saturday morning.]

The field will then be cut to the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. The tournament leader will select the lane condition to be used for the TV finals.

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS MARATHON OPEN

AMF Country Club Lanes, Baltimore, Friday

SCORPION ROUND OF 32 (after 39 games)

1, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 9,155.
2, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 9,047.
3, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 9,010.
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8,996.
5, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 8,955.
6, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 8,951.
7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 8,917.
8, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 8,817.
9, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 8,800.
10, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 8,794.
11, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 8,772.
12, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 8,751.
13, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 8,740.
14, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 8,705.
15, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 8,687.
16, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 8,680.
17, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 8,662.
18, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 8,645.
19, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 8,632.
20, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 8,622.
21, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 8,618.
22, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 8,616.
23, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 8,613.
24, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 8,608.

FAILED TO ADVANCE (after Scorpion Round, 39 games)

25, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 8,599, $1,650.
26, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 8,571, $1,600.
27, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 8,566, $1,550.
28, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 8,545, $1,500.
29, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 8,431, $1,450.
30, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 8,419, $1,400.
31, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 8,361, $1,350.
32, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 8,303, $1,300.

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Malott Regains Lead as Fierce Battle for Top Five Shapes in for Saturday’s Marathon Open Final Round

by Bill Vint April 2, 2010 12:46

BALTIMORE, Md. – Defending champion Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, slipped to third place with one game to go, but rallied in the final game Friday night to regain his lead in the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open at AMF Country Club Lanes.

With seven games remaining Saturday morning on the Dick Weber lane condition, however, the race for five spots on Sunday’s ESPN telecast remained wide open, and the battle for the 2009-10 Chris Schenkel Player of the Year title boiled down to two players who were hot on each other’s heels.

Malott, who entered Friday’s play with a 91-pin lead over Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, escaped the Scorpion and Earl Anthony lane conditioning rounds with a 45-pin lead over Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who started the day in 13th place. Malott has averaged 230.74 for 46 games on six different lane conditions for a 10,614 total. Weber, who rolled the event’s 10th 300 game Friday morning, had 10,559 pins in his bid for his first title since the 2007 U.S. Open.

Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., was third with 10,557 pins followed by Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., at 10,507 and Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, with 10,506 pins. None of the current top five has won a title this season.

Fewer than 20 pins behind the five front-runners were Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., the two remaining contenders in the Player of the Year race. They were only seven pins apart. Bill O’Neill of Southampton, Pa., who is tied with Williams for the Player of the Year points lead, was eliminated from contention when he finished 20th and failed to advance to Saturday’s Weber round.

Scroggins, who started the day in 11th place, can win the Player of the Year race if he wins the Marathon Open and Williams finishes lower than second place. In any other scenario, the 50-year-old Williams will win the season-long Player of the Year points honor for a record seventh time and become the oldest player ever to win the title.

None of that matters to Malott, however, because his chance to defending his 2008-09 Player of the Year title is long gone and his goal is to salvage his season with a win Sunday.

“I just couldn’t get anything going tonight,” Malott said. “My morning round was better, but my thumb’s getting a little tender and it’s hard to relax my grip. We’re getting close to 50 games, so I think everyone would tell you they’re having the same issue.

“I struggled in sixth game tonight and shot 154. I hit a bad pair and threw some bad shots, but sometimes it takes a bad game like that to get re-grouped and that’s exactly what happened,” he added. “I looked at the scoreboard and saw Pete (Weber) had gone around me, so it made me dig deep and get back on top to set myself up for tomorrow.”

Malott threw a 279 final game to return to first place.

The Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open is a seven-round tournament, with each round bowled on a different lane conditioning pattern. The top 16 survivors after Friday’s Scorpion Round of 32 and Earl Anthony Round of 24 will bowl a final seven-game round on the Dick Weber pattern Saturday morning. The field will then be cut to the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. The tournament leader will select the lane condition to be used for the TV finals.

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS MARATHON OPEN
AMF Country Club Lanes, Baltimore, Friday

EARL ANTHONY ROUND OF 24 (after 46 games)

1, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 10,614.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 10,559.
3, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 10,557.
4, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 10,507.
5, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 10,506.
6, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 10,496.
7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 10,489.
8, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 10,380.
9, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 10,351.
10, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 10,281.
11, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 10,249.
12, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 10,232.
13, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 10,228.
14, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 10,219.
15, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 10,173.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 10,170.

FAILED TO ADVANCE (after Earl Anthony Round, 46 games)

17, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 10,162, $2,500.
18, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 10,152, $2,400.
19, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 10,147, $2,300.
20, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 10,121, $2,200.
21, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 10,106, $2,150.
22, Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 10,052, $2,100.
23, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 10,027, $2,050.
24, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 9,576, $2,000.

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Hopefully, if things fall into place, PDW can win the season finale. (At least I, personally, hope so).

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Hopefully, if things fall into place, PDW can win the season finale. (At least I, personally, hope so).

I'm right there with ya!  Go PDW!

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Looks like PDW qualified #2

Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open

Qualifying - Dick Weber

Pos Name Hometown Games Block Pinfall Total
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1 Mike Scroggins Amarillo, Texas 53 1708 12204 +1604 230.26
2 Pete Weber St. Ann, Mo. 53 1591 12150 +1550 229.25
3 Chris Barnes Double Oak, Texas 53 1619 12125 +1525 228.77
4 Brad Angelo Lockport, N.Y. 53 1449 12006 +1406 226.53
5 Wes Malott Pflugerville, Texas 53 1391 12005 +1405 226.51
6 Walter Ray Williams Jr. Ocala, Fla. 53 1483 11972 +1372 225.89
7 Tommy Jones Simpsonville, S.C. 53 1411 11918 +1318 224.87
8 Jeff Carter Springfield, Ill. 53 1657 11889 +1289 224.32
9 Mika Koivuniemi Hartland, Mich. 53 1443 11823 +1223 223.08
10 Joe Ciccone Buffalo, N.Y. 53 1523 11742 +1142 221.55
10 Brian Waliczek Birch Run, Mich. 53 1391 11742 +1142 221.55
12 Dave D'Entremont Middleburg Heights, Ohio 53 1460 11688 +1088 220.53
13 Parker Bohn III Jackson, N.J. 53 1392 11673 +1073 220.25
14 Doug Kent Newark, N.Y. 53 1439 11609 +1009 219.04
15 Sean Rash Wichita, Kan. 53 1349 11598 +998 218.83
16 Chris Loschetter Avon, Ohio 53 1396 11569 +969 218.28

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So is Scroggins bowling for the B.O. Year in a one game match for the title?  I just looked and he is....wow!  It would have been a heck of a lot more exciting if WRW had made the show 5th and marched up the ladder to bowl Scroggins.  One Game...WINNER TAKES ALL for B.O.Year!  If he bowls PDW, it will still be very exciting.


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Actually I believe if Walter had finished second or better he would have won POTY regardless.
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You're correct...actually WRW just needed to make the show.  Here's what I found on PBA.com:

Williams and Bill O’Neill are tied in the PBA Player of the Year race with 56 points each, so if Williams makes the top five and O’Neill doesn’t, Williams will win the title outright. If neither make the show, Williams will win based on the tie-breaker, which is the overall PBA Tour points standings. Mike Scroggins, who can only win the POY title if he wins the Marathon Open and neither of the other two contenders makes the show,

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At least the whole season wasn't a washout this year and @ Keith...Yeah, This season blew by. I don't know if it was because a lot of the season was taped. Well, I can say for sure I'm looking forward to the new HD shows and getting bowling on TV more than once a week. I wonder how that will play out for the overall attendance at the events. What I mean is why go when you can watch it in HD at home.
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Wow looks like it will be a fun show with a lot at stake. Wes went from first to almost out of the show it looks like but I guess he held on.


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