One change in top 10 in Regular Division at 2015 USBC Open Championships


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    Championships scheduled to end early; last bowlers will take the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center July 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern

    2015USBCOCLogo.jpg The scores at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships have settled a bit as the tournament enters its final two weeks.

    2015USBCOCMarkSleeperAnthonySimonsen.jpgThere was one change in the top 10 in the Regular Division this week, with Kevin Walter of Fishers, Indiana, and Nakoma Arvi of Hamilton, Ohio, moving into 10th place in Doubles with a 1,355 total June 26.

    Walter set the pace at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, with a 697 series, while Arvin added a 658 set. Mark Sleeper Jr. of Kaufman, Texas, and 18-year-old two-hander Anthony Simonsen of Princeton, Texas, lead with 1,409 (pictured right, l-r).


    2015 USBC Open Championships scheduled to end early

    2010USBCWCElPasoConventionandPerformingArtsCenter.jpgThe final squads of the 2015 USBC Open Championships have been consolidated, and the last bowlers of the year will take the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center for doubles and singles July 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

    The 2015 event kicked off March 7, and the final squad will mark the 127th consecutive day of competition. By tournament end, nearly 40,000 bowlers will have made their way to The Sun City for the 112th edition of the world largest participatory sporting event.

    This is the first time in tournament history El Paso has played host.


    A look ahead

    2014PBAJohnSzczerbinski.jpgThere will be one live stream broadcast from the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center this week.

    John Szczerbinski (pictured) of North Tonawanda, New York, the 2013 Regular All-Events champion, will make his return to the championship lanes after a one-year hiatus due to his status on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour.

    The 27-year-old right-hander claimed the 2013 title with a 2,228 total, which included sets of 789 in singles, 777 in team and 662 in doubles. He also finished second in singles that year at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, and helped to a seventh-place effort in Regular Team.

    Szczerbinski and some of his former Wichita State teammates will hit the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center for their team event July 4 at 7 p.m. Eastern. All three games will be shown live on BowlTV.


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    2015 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    1, Team NABR (Adam Barta, Scott Pohl, Brian Waliczek, Mike Rose Jr., Rob Gotchall), West Henrietta, N.Y., 3,368. 2, Junior Team USA Support 1, Las Vegas, 3,359. 3, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 3,297. 4, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 3,280. 5, Fran's Pro Shop-Maple Lanes, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,236. 6(tie), Hashtag Team Dole, Cleveland, and Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 3,231. 8, Bowling With Leverage Pro Shop, Peoria, Ariz., 3,211. 9, Throw It Pure Pro Shop, Redding, Calif., 3,199. 10, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Ind., 3,195.

    1, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas/Mark Sleeper Jr., Kaufman, Texas, 1,409. 2, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn./Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 1,403. 3, Brent Bowers, Wichita, Kan./Kris Prather, Milton, Fla., 1,395. 4, Ryan Kretchmer, Rochester, N.Y./Mark D'Angelo, Elmira, N.Y., 1,384. 5, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J./Brian O'Mara, Rochester, N.Y., 1,376. 6, Tom Woodworth/Jeremy Sonnenfeld, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,372. 7, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska/Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 1,370. 8, Andrew Jordan, Dublin, Ohio/Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,358. 9, Phil Karwoski Jr./Phil Karwoski Sr., Lake Worth, Fla., 1,357. 10, Kevin Walter, Fishers, Ind./Nakoma Arvin, Hamilton, Ohio, 1,355.

    1, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Redford, Mich., 793. 2, Scott Endersbe, Waite Park, Minn., 785. 3, Chad Oachs, Mankato, Minn., 772. 4, Matthew Tuckfield, Orlando, Fla., 771. 5, Jason Tom, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 770. 6, Robby Porter, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 768. 7, Cassidy Schaub, Lucas, Ohio, 767. 8(tie), Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., and Andre Parker, South Holland, Ill., 765. 10(tie), Darrell Guertin, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Matt Ogle, Louisville, Ky., 762.

    1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,226. 2, Rob Gotchall, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,181. 3, Chad Maas, Waukesha, Wis., 2,152. 4, Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 2,135. 5, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Redford, Mich., 2,118. 6, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 2,100. 7, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,088. 8, Erik Vermilyea, Las Vegas, 2,083. 9, Steve Hartman, West Lafayette, Ind., 2,074. 10(tie), Matt Smallin, Glenburn, N.D., Rick Thomas, Willowbrook, Ill., and Jason Tom, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 2,062.

    Team All-Events
    1, Junior Team USA Support 1 (Matthew Tuckfield, Anthony LaCaze, Steve Novak, Jeffrey Mersch, Erik Vermilyea), Las Vegas, 10,064. 2, Team NABR, West Henrietta, N.Y., 9,886. 3, Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 9,807. 4, Train Wreck, Castle Rock, Colo., 9,749. 5, The 1, Oregon, Wis., 9,738. 6, HornswogglerS, Staten Island, N.Y., 9,710. 7, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 9,670. 8, Motion Plus, Greenfield, Wis., 9,669. 9, KT Tape Bowling, Sanford, Mich., 9,651. 10, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 9,614.


    2015 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    1, Scotty's 3 (Brady Erdmann, Jed Lye, Marshall Lagred, Tyler Grabow, Alan Iverson), Alexandria, Minn., 2,676. 2, Ken's Old West, Page, Ariz., 2,653. 3(tie), Bermuda Onions 4, St. George, Bermuda, and Scotty's 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,646. 5, Rails Bar and Grill, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 2,597. 6, Persinger and Company, Selma, Va., 2,574. 7, Cash Gas Company, LLC, Ava, Mo., 2,545. 8, Big K Rollers, Kingsville, Texas, 2,543. 9, T-Rays, Jamestown, N.D., 2,533. 10, Lani Ohana, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2,532.

    1, Vicky Pollard/Jamie Pollard, Versailles, Ind., 1,162. 2, Mike Heck, Browns Valley, Minn./Darin Ziemer, Fargo, N.D., 1,161. 3, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn./Gary Holtz, Litchfield, Minn., 1,153. 4, Brian Rozman/Bob Godden, Las Vegas, 1,134. 5, Ryan Burmester/David Burmester, Hampton, Iowa, 1,126. 6(tie), Melvin Reynolds/Robert Reynolds, Nevada, Mo., and Bob Lee, Tucson, Ariz./Martin Lee, Magnolia, Texas, 1,118. 8, Courtney Johnston/Eric Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,116. 9, Bruce Huikko, South Haven, Minn./Leslie Huikko, Buffalo, Minn., 1,115. 10, Sterling Minke Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Sterling Minke Sr., Englewood, Fla., 1,111.

    1(tie), Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., and Patty Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill., 642. 3, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 636. 4, Jim Conkle, Pentwater, Mich., 628. 5, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn., 620. 6, Russell Eyerman, Kingwood, Texas, 615. 7(tie), Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Jack Berrier, Bascom, Ohio, 610. 9, Hal Krehbiel, McPherson, Kan., 609. 10(tie), Billy Dedek, Amarillo, Texas, and Jimmy Brown, Crystal Hill, Va., 605.

    1, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 1,734. 2, Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,712. 3(tie), Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., Tony Gannan, Chillicothe, Md., and Patty Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill., 1,706. 6, Peter Eisele, Leigh Acres, Fla., 1,698. 7, Robert Abramson, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,697. 8, Darrell Pedersen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,689. 9, Shea Branch, Dallas, 1,687. 10, Jarad Beckman, Henderson, Nev., 1,682.