Peru, Ill – Nate Stubler of LaSalle, IL defeated Nick Kruml of Downers Grove, Ill 226-190, to win the PBA Illinois Valley Midwest Open at Illinois Valley Super Bowl on Sunday, May 2.

Non-member Stubler, who qualified as the second seed advanced to the title match easily defeating third seed Dakota Solonka of Indianapolis, Ind. 246-182. Stubler then had a tight match with top seed, Kruml through nine frames, but finished with a flurry of strikes to secure the win when Kruml had a late frame split.

Kruml earned $1,360 for second place and Solonka collected $1,000 for third place.

Rounding out the top four was Ryan Burks of Kansas City, Mo. who fell to Solanka in the opening stepladder match, 211-168 and earned $950.

The next PBA Midwest Region event will be the Strike N Spare II Lanes in Lockport, Ill for a one-day event on Saturday, May 29.

Illinois Valley Super Bowl, Peru, IL, Sunday, May 2, 2021

Final Standings:

  1. (N) Nate Stubler, LaSalle, Ill, $2,400
  2. Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill, $1,360
  3. (N) Dakota Solonka, Indianapolis, Ind $1,000
  4. Ryan Burks, Kansas City, Mo, $950

Other Finalists:

  1. Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill, $900
  2. Mitch Hupe, Winnipeg, Canada, $850
  3. Chris Hill, Franklin, Wis, $800
  4. (N) Matthew Hibbard, Mukwonago, Wis, $750
  5. Jonathan Schalow, Evansville, Wis, $700
  6. (N) Rory Clark, Muskego, Wis, $650 (Smart Fund Earnings)
  7. (N) Alec Reseland, Urbandale, Iowa, $625
  8. Nick DeCesaro, Kenosha, Wis, $600

Other Cashers:

  1. Nathan Michalowski, Mount Pleasant, WI, $575 + $30 Alternate
  2. Jeremy Hunt, Sikeston, MO, $550
  3. Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, IL, $525
  4. Matt Russo, Fairview Heights, IL, $500

Matthew Hibbard rolled the only 300 game

N-denotes non-member