Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III among PBA Cheetah Championship final eight


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    2015PBAParkerBohn.jpg From a match play field of 24 made up of a mix of Hall of Famers, PBA Tour and international stars in the PBA Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game, eight players advanced to Wednesday's semifinal rounds at the National Bowling Stadium Monday.

    In Monday's Round of 16, PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured left) of Jackson, N.J. made short work of his best-of-five game single-elimination match against fellow Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., winning in three straight games (290-234, 276-225, 247-225). Between games one and two Bohn had 18 consecutive strikes.

    "The scoreboard says "X" but I'm always looking for the perfect strike," said Bohn, who currently ranks tied for fifth with legend Mark Roth on the all-time PBA Tour win list with 34 titles.

    2015PBANormDuke.jpg2015PBAandrewCain.jpg"On a condition like the Cheetah, I believe my long arm swing is an advantage because it enables me to get the ball farther down the lane to keep it on line. I don't need to give the ball a violent amount of rotation to react.

    "In this format, a game plan or strategy comes into play every match," Bohn added. "I'm going to play the (lane condition) pattern the way I feel I need to and just have the confidence that I make the right decisions and adjustments along the way."

    Also advancing to the Round of 8 were Hall of Famer Norm Duke (above left) of Clermont, Fla., (3-1), Andrew Cain (above right), Phoenix, Ariz., (3-1), Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., (3-1), Ron Mohr (below left), Las Vegas, (3-2), Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., (3-2) and Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., (3-2).

    2015PBARonMohr.jpg2015PBAPaulMoor.jpgWhen the day started six international players were in the field but only Paul Moor (right) of England, who bowled the round's only 300 game, advanced winning his match against Patrick Girard of Canada 3-0.

    The 24 players competing in today's match play rounds advanced from Cheetah Championship qualifying conducted last Tuesday.

    The top four players will advance to the ESPN taping of the Cheetah Championship scheduled for 1 p.m. PT Friday. The Cheetah Championship telecast will air at 1 p.m. ET this Sunday.

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    PBA Cheetah Championship - Match Play Results

    Best-of-five, single-elimination match play; winners advance, losers eliminated; n-denotes non-member

    Round of 16 (losers earn $1,400)
    Andrew Cain, Phoenix, def. Bob Learn Jr. Erie, Pa., 3-1
    (268-173, 258-199, 168-258, 248-227)
    Paul Moor, England, def. Patrick Girard, Canada, 3-0
    (215-208, 235-210, 300-215)
    Parker Bohn III , Jackson, N.J., def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-0
    (290-234, 276-225, 247-225)
    Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., def. Stuart Williams, England, 3-1
    (244-203, 216-279, 248-191, 217-191)
    Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., def. Markus Jansson, Sweden, 3-1
    (230-173, 248-279, 234-226, 247-190)
    Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, def. John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3-2
    (253-247, 269-249, 205-231, 202-256, 245-240)
    Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., def. Sam Cooley, Australia, 3-2
    (279-193, 228-246, 238-230, 227-235, 248-219)
    Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., def. Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3-2
    (237-236, 258-239, 171-247, 193-216, 268-214)

    Round of 24 (losers earn $800)
    Rash def. Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 3-2
    (239-269, 257-198, 275-187, 236-266, 258-240)
    Jansson, Sweden, def. Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 3-1
    (229-192, 191-226, 243-240, 290-242)
    Duke def. John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3-1
    (278-269, 248-224, 171-218, 216-181)
    Learn def. n-Matt Gasn , Laurel, Md., 3-2
    (278-238, 228-268, 197-211, 255-222, 228-209)
    Girard def. Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3-0
    (203-170, 223-209, 257-182)
    Page def. n-Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 3-1
    (234-228, 227-268, 245-222, 233-216)
    Mohr def. Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-1
    (256-246, 269-235, 227-247, 259-244)
    Baker def. Matthew McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 3-1
    (247-225, 257-189, 247-279, 299-263)