It’s World Series Time! 16 PTQ Players Complete Field of 135 as PBA’s WSOB X Gets Underway on Tuesday
by Bill Vint | Sunday, March 10, 1:53 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Brandon Novak, a 30-year-old four-time PBA Regional titlist from Chillicothe, Ohio, averaged 225.5 for the six-game pre-tournament qualifier Sunday to lead a field of 16 players who will complete the field of 135 for the 10th anniversary Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling that gets underway Tuesday at Thunderbowl Lanes, the historic Detroit area bowling center that hosted the inaugural WSOB in 2009.
Novak (at left), who is trying for his first PBA Tour title, rolled games of 256, 235, 232, 191, 237 and 202 Sunday for a total of 1,353 pins, topping Mike Eaton Jr. of Wyoming, Mich., by 62 pins for pace the qualifying field. Marco Moretti of Costa Rica earned the 15th berth in the WSOB field with a 1,162 total, one pin ahead of Andrew Klingler of Grand Rapids, Mich., but Klinger also got into the WSOB field when Mike Machuga of Erie, Pa., withdrew.
WSOB X begins Tuesday with Cheetah Championship qualifying at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Cheetah Championship is the first of four PBA Tour events that will take place over a span of 10 days, culminating with an unprecedented four consecutive live FS1 finals telecasts of the Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion Championships and the PBA World Championship March 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. ET from Thunderbowl Lanes.
The WSOB concludes with The USA vs. The World non-title team event that will feature the top five U.S. players against the top five international players, airing on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET, on FS1.
All qualifying and match play rounds will be live-streamed by PBA’s online streaming partner, FloBowling. For subscription information, visit FloBowling.com. FloBowling also will live-stream all five FS1 telecasts as they air to its international audience.
Fans also can track WSOB scoring as it happens by visiting the Live Scoring link on PBA.com. For a complete roster of WSOB X participants, click here: https://www.pba.com/Rosters/Details/2766.
PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING X
Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., Sunday
Pre-Tournament Qualifier Standings (after six games; top 16 advance to the tournament proper):
1, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,353.
2, Mike Eaton Jr., Wyoming, Mich., 1,291.
3, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,278.
4, Kenneth Ryan, Farmingdale, NJ, 1,260.
5, Aaron Lorincz, Center Line, Mich., 1,254.
6, Ryan Graywacz, Canastota, N.Y., 1,238.
7, Alfred Berggren, Sweden, 1,232.
8, Mason Brantley, Detroit, 1,221.
9, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,214.
10, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,208.
11, Tyler Wilds, Three Rivers, Mich., 1,190.
12, Justin Knowles, Okemos, Mich., 1,180.
13, Joseph Costanzo, Bethpage, N.Y., 1,172.
14, Zach Doty, Campbellsville, Ky., 1,167.
15, Marco Moretti, Costa Rica, 1,162.
16, Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,161.
Failed to advance:
17, Darren Alexander, Canada, 1,146.
18, Ryan Lakota, Shorewood, Ill., 1,141.
19, Christopher O'Neil, Decatur, Ill., 1,136.
20, Matt Bollhalter, Niceville, Fla., 1,135.
21, A.J. Rice, Salem, Ala., 1,133.
22, Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 1,132.
23, Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 1,118.
24, Cory Hines, Jackson, Mich., 1,112.
25, Raymond Lussier, San Jose, Calif., 1,101.
26, Kyle Spadine, Montrose, Pa., 1,030.
27, Tyler Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,011.
28, Joe Lipan, Sheridan, Ore, 1,004.
29, Brandon Robertson, Venice, Fla., 1,003.
30, Tim Bell, Garden City, Mich, 986.
31, Jared Shaner, Ford City, Pa., 966.