Bill O’Neill, Jason Belmonte Lead Qualifying in Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship

by Bill Vint  |  Thursday, February 27, 7:18 PM

Bill O’Neill, Jason Belmonte Lead Qualifying in Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship

INDIANAPOLIS – Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Australian partner Jason Belmonte, averaged 239 as a team Thursday to lead qualifying in the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship at Royal Pin Woodland by 15 pins over Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, North Carolina.

O’Neill and Belmonte, the 2018 Roth-Holman doubles champions, have arguably been the most successful doubles team over the past five years, have finished no lower than fifth place during that span. Svensson and Troup won the title in 2017.

O’Neill and Belmonte took the lead in the final game, posted a 14 team game (28 individual game) total of 6,692 pins. Svensson and Troup had 6,677 pins. Rounding out the top five teams were Kris Prather of Plainfield, Illinois and Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan with a 6,490 total; Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona and Osku Palermaa of Finland with 6,435 pins, and Tim Foy Jr. of Seaford, Delaware and Patrick Hanrahan of Wichita, Kansas with a 6,407 total.

Defending champions Matt Ogle of Louisville, Kentucky and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois finished 29th and failed to advance.

Competition continues Friday with two eight-game Baker format match play rounds at noon and 6 p.m. to decide the five teams that will compete for the title Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The doubles finals will be taped to air on FS1 on Sunday, March 8, at noon.

The doubles tournament is being contested on a “dual lane condition” scoring environment in which the 42-foot Mark Roth oiling pattern is applied to the left lane and the Marshall Holman 37 pattern to the right lane. Fridays match play rounds will be livestreamed by FloBowling (subscriptions are available at FloBowling.com).

MARK ROTH-MARSHALL HOLMAN PBA DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
(a 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
Royal Pin Woodland, Indianapolis, Thursday

Final Qualifying Standings (after 14 team [28 individual] games; top 16 teams advance to Baker format match play Friday)

1, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa./Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6,692.
2, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C./Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,677.
3, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill./Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 6,490.
4, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz./Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,435.
5, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del./Patrick Hanrahan, Wichita, Kan., 6,407.
6, Matt McNiel, Minneapolis/Anthony Pepe, Long Island City, N.Y., 6,405.
7, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash./EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 6,391.
8, Zach Wilkins, Canada/Patrick Girard, Canada, 6,376.
9, Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 6,357.
10, Andrew Cain, Phoenix/Wesley Low Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 6,314.
11, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas/Dom Barrett, England, 6,297.
12, Brad Miller, Lee’s Summit, Mo./Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,295.
13, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas/Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,257.
14, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio/Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 6,255.
15, Arturo Quintero, Mexico/Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 6,254.
16, Zac Tackett, Huntington, Ind./Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 6,229.

Failed to advance:
17, Sam Cooley, Australia/Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,218, $3,100.
18, Darren Tang, Las Vegas/Michael Tang, Johnstown, Ohio, 6,209, $3,060.
19, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla./Matt Russo, Fairview Heights, Ill., 6,194, $3,020.
20, Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn./Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 6,183, $3,000.
21, Kim Bolleby-Pontus Andersson, 6,170.
21, Andres Gomez-Josh Blanchard, 6,170.
23, Michael Martell-Kenneth Ryan, 6,153.
24, Nick Kruml-Brandon Novak, 6,134.
25, Rhino Page-Ryan Ciminelli, 6,132.
26, Thomas Larsen-Brad Angelo, 6,114.
27, Tim Pfeifer-Ronnie Russell, 6,070.
28, Jean Perez-Amleto Monacelli, 6,064.
29, Graham Fach-Matt Sanders, 6,060.
30, Matt Ogle-Sean Rash, 6,056.
31, Jake Peters-Richard Teece, 6,050.
32, Tom Daugherty-BJ Moore, 6,049.
33, Norm Duke-Wes Malott, 6,044.
34, Gaetan Mouveroux-Alex Martin, 6,025.
35, Michael Schalbach-Matthew Staninger, 6,007.
36, Francois Lavoie-Stuart Williams, 5,999.
37, David Haynes-Tom Hess, 5,981.
38, Martin Larsen-AJ Chapman, 5,979.
39, DJ Archer-Shawn Maldonado, 5,967.
40, Tommy Jones-Chris Barnes, 5,965.
41, Dick Allen-Zeke Bayt, 5,929.
42, Connor Pickford-Mike Coffey, 5,921.
43, Tim Mack-Chris Via, 5,848.
44, AJ Johnson- Greg Ostrander, 5,825.
45, Brian LeClair-Ryan Shafer, 5,803.
46, Parker Bohn III-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 5,789.
47, Ryan Burks-Brent Boho, 5,778.
48, Jason Sterner-Tom Smallwood, 5,766.
49, Aaron Lorincz-Brian Robinson, 5,721.
50, Kamron Doyle-Greg Young, 5,717.
51, Darryl Bower-Johnathan Bower, 5,716.
52, Nicholas Vanderwende-Michael Ruben, 5,655.
53, Zach Doty-Ryan Lakota, 5,545.
54, Jake Rollins-Andrew Suscreba, 5,517.
55, Noel Vega-Keven Walter, 5,490.
56, Jason VanBelkum-James Johnson, 5,003.

300 Games: Jesper Svensson, Kris Prather, EJ Tackett.