PBA Spare Shots: New “Worst Breaks of 2019” Video Clip Featured on PBA’s YouTube Channel
by Bill Vint | Friday, December 13, 10:28 AM
Newly posted on PBA’s YouTube channel is a segment called “Friday Five – the worst breaks of 2019.” If you’d like to re-live an emotionally painful collection of five of the most heart-breaking tough luck shots of the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEnpOd9CHaI.
The “what might have been…” clip illustrates how unfair the Bowling Gods can be at times, and features game-changing shots made by Marshall Kent, Rhino Page, Dom Barrett and Sean Rash - all in the PBA Playoffs – and PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte in the title match of the PBA Players Championship.
This clip, produced by PBA video productions manager Jef Goodger, is one of thousands of video clips that have attracted more than 157,000 subscribers to PBA’s YouTube channel – more than twice the viewership base of any other bowling channel on YouTube. PBA’s content on YouTube has produced more than 92 million views since its inception, and currently is averaging right at two million views per month.
If you are a bowling fan who is looking for new or “throwback” telecasts of PBA events, or highlights, interviews, bowling tips, behind-the-scenes insights and more, sign on as a PBA YouTube subscriber. It’s free, and it’s easy.
PBA PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE: JAKOB BUTTURFF DISCUSSES USBC MASTERS VICTORY
The PBA Player’s Perspective interview series, featuring PBA title winners reflecting on their victories, will turn to Jakob Butturff’s experiences in capturing his first major title in the 2019 USBC Masters, a big moment in the young lefthander’s most successful season so far. Butturff’s perspective debuted Tuesday on the PBA’s YouTube channel.
To view all of the PBA Player’s Perspective episodes, visit the PBA’s YouTube channel and click on the PBA Player’s Perspective play list. The weekly series includes a new perspective released every Tuesday on the PBA’s YouTube channel. The following players will provide personal play-by-play reflections in the weeks ahead:
• Dec. 24 – On Christmas Eve day, EJ Tackett will take fans across the Pacific Ocean to talk about his victory in the DHC PBA Japan Invitational to kick off the 2017 season.
• Jan. 7 – Kris Prather will explain what was going through his mind in winning his first PBA Tour title in the 2019 PBA Scorpion Championship during World Series of Bowling X.
• Jan. 14 – Bill O’Neill talks about his victory in the 2019 PBA Hall of Fame Classic, a win that made him title-eligible for PBA Hall of Fame consideration in the future.
• Jan. 21 – Jakob Butturff made the PBA Oklahoma Open a part of his “career year.” He’ll share insights about his 2019 win in Shawnee, Okla.
• Jan. 28 – Sean Rash will take a look into his past, revealing what he experienced in winning the 2012 PBA Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.
Player’s Perspectives currently in the archives on YouTube include:
• Norm Duke’s stunning 2011 U.S. Open win (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ0cGzRfnBk).
• Kris Prather’s historic PBA Playoffs victory (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hISjw3KmGCk).
• Anthony Simonsen’s win in the 2019 Bear Open (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt2k25WKNzQ).
• Sean Rash’s 2019 Wolf Open title (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GNxO2WdaZo).
• EJ Tackett’s Barbasol PBA Tour Finals victory (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVuLOuU8btQ).
• Bill O’Neill’s 2019 Harry O’Neale Chesapeake Open win (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSwE3YYFjso).
• Jason Belmonte’s historic 11th major title victory in the 2019 PBA World Championship (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4QqbkRPirM).
PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: GRAYWACZ, CURRY WIN FIRST PBA REGIONAL TITLES
Ryan Graywacz of Canastota, N.Y., defeated Rich Reynolds of Plantsville, Conn., 250-188, to win the PBA MJK Pro Shop/Knob Hill Eastern Challenge presented by Brunswick at Knob Hill Country Lanes in Manalapan, N.J., on Saturday.
PBA Challenge events are open to any member or non-member who has never won a PBA event.
Graywacz, a five-year member, had a runner-up finish earlier this season in Yonkers, N.Y. He started the qualifying round slowly, averaging 181 for the first three games before exploding with a 239 average for the final seven games of qualifying. He posted 6-1 record throughout the match play finals to claim the $1,500 first prize along with his first PBA title. Reynolds earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish.
In the semifinal matches, Graywacz topped Conrad Chapple of West Pittston, Pa., 196-181, and Reynolds defeated Scott Kinkaid of Elizabethtown, Pa., 163-152.
• Chris Curry of Beech Grove, Ind., defeated Dick Gran of Hartville, Ohio, 214-211, to win his first PBA Regional title in the Warren Harley-Davidson Central Challenge at Freeway Lanes of Warren, Ohio, on Sunday.
Curry, who earned $1,500, blanked Brent Boho of Colgate, Wis., 2-0, and Gran topped non-PBA member James Cheff of Austintown, Ohio, 2-1, in the best-of-three-game semifinal round matches to set up the championship match.
• The PBA Regional program concludes its 2019 season with PBA/PBA50 Houston Emerald Bowl Doubles Dec. 20-22 in Houston, Texas. The Southwest Region event is projected to pay $7,000 for first place.
• For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).
• Denise Roth, wife of PBA legend Mark Roth, has confirmed that Mark has suffered another stroke which necessitated placement in a New York long-term care facility. Fans are invited to send best wishes to Mark through his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mark.roth.374? Cards or letter can be sent to Mark Roth, 821 Forest Ave., Fulton NY 13069.
Denise Roth’s most recent Facebook message noted, “We have had so many inquiries on Mark's progress since his stroke last month. Mark is having a battle and all prayers are so very appreciated and needed. We can't thank Family, Friends and his Fans enough for your beautiful messages and support. I read your messages to Mark and he lights up with a huge smile.”
• If you missed the 2019 PBA awards presentations livestreamed by FloBowling, FloBowling subscribers can watch the show on demand by visiting FloBowling.com (https://www.flobowling.com/articles/6611262-belmo-wins-fifth-pba-poy-award).