Bowling News USA - January 18, 2014 Storm's Jason Belmonte Leads T of C after Two Rounds..Loschetter Second with Fusion!
Wearing his Google Glass headset and averaging 253.6, 2012-13 PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia moved into the second round qualifying lead of the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions Saturday at Thunderbowl Lanes.
In a PBA Tour and possibly a sports first, fans who subscribe to pba.com’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel will be able to catch glimpses of Belmonte in action during competition using the “wearable computer” which features a head band frame that includes a digital camera capable of recording 720 dpi video.
Chris Loschetter, the latest PBA star to sign with Storm Products, is second. Loschetter used the new Storm IQ Tour Fusion on Saturday.
Belmonte finished the day with a 2,536 10-game pinfall total. He had games of 280, 247, 227, 297 and 257 in the second round to take a six-pin lead over Loschetter of Avon, Ohio.
Belmonte finished second in the 2013 Tournament of Champions losing to Hall of Famer Pete Weber in the title match and finished third in 2012. He was encouraged by his start after Saturday’s qualifying rounds but realizes there’s a long way to go in PBA’s signature tournament.
“All it means at this point is that I got off to a good start,” Belmonte said. “You can’t take anything for granted and every game is a new game. After two rounds I’m making good shots and getting good ball reaction so one thing I can say is that I’m gaining confidence each game.”
The 88-player Tournament of Champions field will bowl two more five-game qualifying rounds Sunday and a third five-game round Monday morning after which the field will be cut to the top 24 players for the first eight-game match play round that begins Monday evening at 6 p.m. ET. Two more eight-game match play rounds will be conducted on Tuesday to determine the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals that will be telecast live on ESPN Sunday, Jan. 26 at noon ET.
49th BARBASOL PBA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich.
SECOND ROUND (after 10 games)
1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,536.
2, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,530.
3, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 2,430.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,418.
5, Dom Barrett, England, 2,415.
6, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 2,394.
7, Bob Learn Jr., Macomb, Mich., 2,390.
8, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 2,386.
9, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 2,376.
9, Stuart Williams, England, 2,376.
11, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,352.
12, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 2,339.
13, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 2,335.
14, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,334.
15, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,333.
16, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,323.
16, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,323.
18, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 2,321.
19, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 2,318.
20, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,317.
21, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,311.
22, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,301.
23, (tie) Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 2,295.
25, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,291.
26, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, SC, 2,283.
27, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 2,281.
28, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,280.
29, (tie) Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,278.
31, Kelly Kulick, Union, NJ, 2,275.
32, (tie) Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., and Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 2,273.
34, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2,250.
35, (tie) Tom Baker, King, N.C., and Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,244.
37, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2,243.
38, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,242.
39, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,237.
40, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 2,236.
41, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,232.
42, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,229.
43, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 2,225.
44, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,224.
45, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 2,221.
46, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,214.
47, Walter Ray Williams Jr, Ocala, Fla., 2,210.
48, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 2,208.
49, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,204.
50, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 2,203.
51, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 2,201.
52, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 2,198.
53, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 2,195.
54, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 2,188.
55, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,183.
56, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 2,180.
57, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,176.
58, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,174.
59, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,172.
60, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,169.
61, Mason Brantley, Detroit, 2,167.
62, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 2,165.
63, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 2,161.
64, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 2,155.
65, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,152.
66, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 2,145.
67, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,142.
68, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,138.
69, (tie) Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, and Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 2,128.
71, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,127.
72, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,119.
73, Kevin Gallagher, Torrance, Calif., 2,112.
74, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 2,091.
75, Josh Chambliss, Charleston, S.C., 2,082.
76, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 2,081.
77, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 2,078.
78, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 2,073.
79, Brian Nicodemus, Akron, Ind., 2,060.
80, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md., 2,037.
81, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,031.
82, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 2,027.
83, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 2,019.
84, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 2,010.
85, Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 2,000.
86, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,969.
87, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,875.
88, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1,743.
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