England’s Richie Teece Takes FloBowling PBA Bear Open First Round Lead

by jschneider  |  Wednesday, October 17, 6:22 PM

England’s Richie Teece Takes FloBowling PBA Bear Open First Round Lead

OWASSO, Okla. – After a 43rd-place finish in the FloBowling PBA Fall Swing’s Wolf Open, England’s Richie Teece averaged 235 for six games to bounce back and take the Bear Open first round lead Wednesday in the second of three events that make up the Fall Swing at The Lanes at Coffee Creek.

Teece posted a 1,410 six-game pinfall total on PBA’s 39-foot Bear lane condition pattern with games of 217, 267, 236, 255, 244 and 191.

“I wasn’t miles away from where I needed to be in the Wolf tournament so I was pretty optimistic coming into the Bear,” Teece said. “I looked at it as a new tournament and I was able to take advantage of making a fresh start.

“These oil patterns make you work hard for sure,” Teece continued. “I’ve made a few changes to my physical game where I’m concentrating more on reading the lane conditions more front to back than side to side which has helped me make smaller and more accurate adjustments.

Teece won his first Go Bowling! PBA Tour title in the 2017 World Series of Bowling Shark Championship but has struggled somewhat this year with best finishes of 10th in the Storm Striking Against Breast Cancer Doubles and 12th in the Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Classic.

“It’s been a steady year but not a great year,” the 28-year-old Teece said. “I haven’t really met the goals I’ve set for myself. I want to feel that buzz again that you get when you make a stepladder final.”

Teece holds a 16-pin lead over fellow Englander Stuart Williams who finished the round with a 1,394 pinfall.

Anthony Simonsen, who won the Wolf Open for his second title of the season and fifth of his career, struggled in the first round of the Bear Open finishing tied for 36th with a 1,205 pinfall.

Fresh off his third-place finish in the Wolf Open Tuesday, Kris Prather of Plainfield, Ill., holds the lead in Tulsa Open qualifying after 18 games (12 games in the Wolf Open and the first six in the Bear Open) with a 4,096 pinfall. He bowled games of 238, 279, 246, 223, 177 and 170 in Bear Open first round.

“Obviously I’m disappointed with the way I finished the round but in general I’m still pretty confident,” Prather said. “The challenge of bowling multiple tournaments like this is that it gets harder and harder to repeat good shots.”

The field returns for the second Bear Open six-game round Thursday that will determine the top five players who will advance to the stepladder finals at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The players also are competing to make the cut to the top 18 for the match play rounds of the Tulsa Open which begin on Friday. The top 18 scorers after 24-game qualifying totals from the Wolf and Bear events, will advance to match play, which consists of two six-game round robin match play rounds on Friday and the final six-game round on Saturday morning.  After match play the top five players advance to the Tulsa Open stepladder finals Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The entire Fall Swing is streamed live on Xtra Frame on FloBowling which is providing multi-stream coverage of every lane of competition. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com. Lanetalk is providing Fall Swing tournament statistics which can be accessed by visiting the Lanetalk link on the pba.com homepage.

FLOBOWLING PBA BEAR OPEN

The Lanes at Coffee Creek, Owasso, Okla., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING RESULTS (after six games)

1, Richie Teece, England, 1,410.
2, Stuart Williams, England, 1,394.
3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,362.
4, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 1,356.
5, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,351.
6, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 1,347.
7, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,340.
8, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 1,338.
9, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 1,333.
10, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,312.
11, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,303.
12, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 1,300.
13, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,299.
14, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,295.
15, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 1,291.
16, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 1,290.
17, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 1,288.
18, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 1,278.
19, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,277.
20, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,269.
21, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,268.
22, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,266.
23, (tie) Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., and Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 1,265.
25, (tie) AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Matt O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 1,263.
27, Dom Barrett, England, 1,257.
28, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 1,233.
29, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 1,229.
30, (tie) Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,226.
32, (tie) Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., and Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,217.
34, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,211.
35, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 1,209.
36, (tie) Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, and Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 1,205.
38, (tie) Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Zachery Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,204.
40, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,200.
41, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,199.
42, Dakota Vostry, Chicago, Ill., 1,197.
43, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 1,196.
44, Russ Oviatt, Chandler, Ariz., 1,193.
45, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 1,191.
45, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 1,191.
47, (tie) Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, and Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 1,190.
49, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,189.
50, (tie) Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Zach Doty, Campbellsville, Ky., 1,183.
55, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 1,179.
56, Charlie Brown Jr., Grandville, Mich., 1,177.
57, (tie) Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,176.
59, (tie) Francois Louw, South Africa, John Furey, Howell, N.J., and Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,175.
62, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,174.
63, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1,173.
64, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,172.
65, Rhino Page, Orlando, 1,171.
66, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,169.
67, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 1,163.
68, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,159.
69, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 1,153.
70, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,151.
71, Kenneth Ryan, Morganville, N.J., 1,146.
72, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 1,144.
73, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,140.
74, (tie) Stephen Pavlinko Jr., Sewell, N.J., Daniel Fransson, Sweden, and Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 1,136.
77, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 1,131.
78, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,129.
79, (tie) Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and Andrew Silverman, Akron, Ohio, 1,128.
81, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,127.
82, AJ Chapman, St Paul, Minn., 1,110.
83, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,105.
84, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,100.
85, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,099.
86, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 1,093.
87, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,087.
88, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,080.
89, (tie) Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, and Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,077.
91, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 1,069.
92, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,061.
93, George Duke, Vidor, Texas, 1,053.
94, Kenneth Bland Jr., San Antonio, Texas, 1,036.
95, Matt Wozney, Clayton, Del., 1,029.
96, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,021.
97, James Sitters, Australia, 997.
98, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo.,, 978.
99, Steve Britton, Grand Prairie, Texas, 915.
100, Michael Foster, Tulsa, Okla., 912.

TULSA OPEN STANDINGS (after 18 games)

1, Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., 4,096.
2, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4,067.
3, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 4,063.
4, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 4,038.
5, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 4,020.
6, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 4,009.
7, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 4,008.
8, Stuart Williams, England, 3,999.
9, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,975.
10, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 3,968.
11, JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 3,965.
12, Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 3,963.
13, Richie Teece, England, 3,958.
14, Dom Barrett, England, 3,931.
15, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 3,924.
16, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,909.
17, Michael Tang, San Francisco, 3,897.
18, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 3,882.
19, Rhino Page, Orlando, 3,881.
20, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3,867.
21, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 3,861.
22, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,860.
23, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 3,849.
24, Graham Fach, Canada, 3,848.
25, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 3,847.
26, Jason Sterner, Covington, Ga., 3,837.
27, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,825.
28, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 3,823.
29, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,822.
30, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,820.
31, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,816.
32, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3,815.
33, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 3,810.
34, Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 3,801.
35, DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 3,799.
36, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 3,798.
37, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 3,780.
38, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 3,778.
39, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 3,775.
40, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 3,774.
41, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3,773.
42, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 3,765.
43, Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 3,762.
44, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 3,752.
45, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 3,748.
46, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,745.
47, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,744.
48, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,743.
49, Matt O'Grady, Rahway, N.J., 3,741.
50, Matt Kuba, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 3,739.
51, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 3,729.
52, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 3,723.
53, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 3,718.
54, Francois Louw, South Africa, 3,713.
55, Charlie Brown Jr., Grandville, Mich., 3,701.
56, AJ Chapman, St Paul, Minn., 3,699.
57, Zachery Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 3,694.
58, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 3,689.
59, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,686.
60, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 3,677.
61, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 3,670.
62, Sam Cooley, Australia, 3,668.
63, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 3,643.
64, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,642.
65, Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 3,641.
66, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 3,634.
67, Julio Cesar Blancas, Mexico, 3,632.
68, Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 3,621.
69, (tie) Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,602.
71, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,595.
72, (tie) Zach Doty, Campbellsville, Ky., and Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 3,593.
74, Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 3,575.
75, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,573.
76, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 3,566.
77, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 3,558.
78, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 3,554.
79, Dakota Vostry, Chicago, Ill., 3,541.
80, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 3,531.
81, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 3,527.
82, Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 3,521.
83, Jim Pratt, Avondale, Ariz., 3,518.
84, (tie) Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, and Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,482.
86, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 3,469.
87, Stephen Pavlinko Jr., Sewell, N.J., 3,450.
88, Russ Oviatt, Chandler, Ariz., 3,437.
89, Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 3,436.
90, Kenneth Ryan, Morganville, N.J., 3,417.
91, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 3,333.
92, George Duke, Vidor, Texas, 3,311.
93, Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 3,251.
94, Matt Wozney, Clayton, Del., 3,234.
95, Kenneth Bland Jr., San Antonio, Texas, 3,221.
96, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,149.
97, Andrew Silverman, Akron, Ohio, 3,142.
98, Steve Britton, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,907.
99, James Sitters, Australia, 2,792.
100, Michael Foster, Tulsa, Okla., 2,517.

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