Malott continues hot streak at DYDO Japan Cup 2009

    04/24/09

    2009 Dydo Japan Cup

    Newly-crowned PBA Player of the Year shoots 834-series in second block

    2009PBAJCShinagawaPrinceBowlingCenter.jpg200809PBAWesMalott.jpgLumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour Player of the Year Wes Malott (pictured left) likes what he sees on the lanes in the DYDO Japan Cup 2009.

    After shooting 219 in the first game, Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, turned up the heat and never looked back qualifying with a 3,060 12-game pinfall Friday at the Shinagawa Prince Bowling Center (right) to earn the top seed for Saturday’s match play.

    Malott, who opened the second qualifying block with an 837-series, credits the DYDO Japan Cup 2009 oil pattern for his success. This year’s pattern measures 42 feet in length and most closely resembles the PBA’s Scorpion pattern.

    "After I saw the similarities between the two patterns yesterday in practice, I had a lot of confidence coming into today," Malott, who won both the Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship and Etonic Marathon Championship on the Scorpion pattern this season, said.

    "It was a little tighter today compared to what I saw in practice which forced me to stay slow and get my hand around it. I made good adjustments and got a lot of good breaks which allowed me to keep my arm swing loose and continue to make good shots."

    Patrick Allen, who made the Japan Cup championship round in 2005, is in second with 2,907 while defending champion Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., who won his eighth Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title and a tournament championship in 11 different countries at the Dydo Japan Cup 2008, finished third with 2,851.

    First time participant Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., is fourth with 2,843 and Chris Barnes, Flower Mound, Texas is fifth with 2,838.

    Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., tied for the 48th position with 2,679. By Japanese Professional Bowlers Association (JPBA) rules, Williams earns the final spot due to bowling the most consistent set of four, three-game blocks. The player with the smallest difference between the low three-game set and the high three-game set determines who makes the cut.

    Two-time Japan Cup champion Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C. and PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., missed the cut finishing 61st and 91st, respectively, join Angelo as the only Tour players who missed the cut.

    The 144-person Japan Cup field, consisting of 90 combined JPBA and Korean Professional Bowlers Association (KPBA) entries, 20 PBA entries and 34 Japanese amateurs, was cut to the top 48 after Friday's qualifying round.

    Players who finished in positions 17-48 will bowl match play tomorrow morning. The winners will then face the top 16 in the Round of 32. The Round of 16 will be held Friday evening with the eight winners advancing to the TV finals on Sunday, April 26 at the Tokyo Metro Gymnasium. All match play features best-of-five-games match play.

     


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    2009 Dydo Japan Cup - Qualifying Round


    Players with position, hometown, 12-game total and average. The top 48 advance to match play.

    1. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3060
    2. Patrick Allen, Westley Chapel, Fla., 2907
    3. Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2851
    4. Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2843
    5. Chris Barnes, Flower Mound, Texas, 2838
    6. Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2829
    7. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2812
    8. Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind.2806
    9. Motoshi Suzuki, Japan, 2801
    10. Hiroshi Nagatani, Japan, 2799
    11. Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 2794
    12. Jeong Tae-Hwa, Korea, 2793
    13. Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan., 2786
    14. Shigeyuki Mizuno, Japan, 2782
    15. Yoshimi Kitaoka, Japan, 780
    16. Junichi Yajima , Japan, 2778
    17. Bill O'Neill, South Hampton, Pa., 2771
    18. Yoshihiro Sakuraba, Japan, 2769
    19. Masayuki Koyama, Japan, 2764
    20. Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2764
    21. Tamiki Miike, Japan, 2762
    22. Toshiyuki Kaneko, Japan, 2736
    23. Shigenori Sakata, Japan, 2732
    24. Shuichi Heki, Japan, 2731
    25. Toshio Umeda, Japan, 2729
    26. Park Jeon-Soo, Korea, 2726
    27. Byun Yong-Hwan, Korea, 2716
    28. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2715
    29. Tomoyuki Sasaki, Japan, 2714
    30. Yoshiki Ohsawa, Japan, 2712
    31. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2709
    32. Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2708
    33. Minoru Sendan, Japan, 2705
    34. Hisayoshi Nishida, Japan, 2705
    35. Hirohisa Adachi, Japan, 2702
    36. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2699
    37. Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2693
    38. Kim Byeong Hak, Korea, 2693
    39. Takeshi Suda, Japan, 2690
    40. Ichihara Ryota, Japan, 2689
    41. Robert Lee, Japan, 2688
    42. Takashi Kudo, Japan, 2688
    43. Naoharu Okabe, Japan, 2684
    44. Toshifumi Kojima, Japan, 2683
    45. Yasuo Tanaka, Japan, 2682
    46. Katsuhito Itoyama, Japan, 2682
    47. Masanori Sato, Japan, 2680
    48. Walter Ray Williams, Ocala, Fla.,2679

    Missed Cut:
    49. Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2679
    50. Toshihiko Takahashi, Japan, 2676
    51. Nobuaki Takahashi, Japan, 2670
    52. Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 2668
    53. Masao Uehara, Japan, 2668
    54. Akihiro Sunako, Japan, 2660
    55. Akio Ishihara, Japan, 2658
    56. Takeo Sakai, Japan, 2658
    57. Shigeo Saito, Japan, 2655
    58. Toshio Inaba, Japan, 2653
    59. Subaru Nagano, Japan, 2651
    60. Yoshiyuki Umezawa, Japan, 2646
    61. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2644
    62. Yukio Yamazaki, Japan, 2643
    63. Kim Young-Pil, Korea, 2642
    64. Takashi Masuda, Japan, 2641
    65. Naoyuki Iguchi, Japan, 2638
    66. Kageyuki Amano, Japan, 2637
    67. Yuji Toyoda, Japan, 2624
    68. J unpei Inoue, Japan, 2622
    69. Masayuki Yoshii, Japan, 2613
    70. Akira Kushida, Japan, 2605
    71. Fumihiro Yoshida, Japan, 2601
    72. Masaharu Kogane, Japan, 2593
    73. Urara Himeji, Japan, 2592
    74. Hideaki Aizawa, Japan, 2590
    75. Seiji Abe, Japan, 2584
    76. Keiji Kubo, Japan, 2583
    77. Kengo Tagata, Japan, 2573
    78. Norio Kuroda, Japan, 2568
    79. Akio Harada, Japan, 2568
    80. Akihiko Hara, Japan, 2567
    81. Shunsuke Miyata, Japan, 2566
    82. Takahisa Inaba, Japan, 2557
    83. Akiyoshi Hokura, Japan, 2556
    84. Susumu Nakazawa, Japan, 2555
    85. Toru Nishikawa, Japan, 2552
    86. Atsutoshi Ohyama, Japan, 2547
    87. Yasuyuki Sadamatsu, Japan, 2546
    88. Masayoshi Furukawa, Japan, 2543
    89. Shogo Yamashita, Japan, 2543
    90. Junichi Aoki, Japan, 2542
    91. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2541
    92. Kazuki Yano, Japan, 2539
    93. Jin Ohtomo, Japan, 2538
    94. Keigo Tanaka, Japan, 2536
    95. Hiroya Tazawa, Japan, 2531
    96. Katsuya Kamida, Japan, 2527
    97. Satoshi Ide, Japan, 2524
    98. Masamitsu Kasahara, Japan, 2523
    99. Tsubasa Tsuchiya, Japan, 2516
    100 .Junya Nakamura, Japan, 2515
    101. Daiki Ikeda, Japan, 2511
    102. Nakatani Yuko, Japan, 2507
    103. Jang Suk Chang, Korea, 2505
    104. Yoshihiro Kaji, Japan, 2504
    105. Ryoji Takeda, Japan, 2503
    106. Shinichiro Tamai, Japan, 2501
    107. Hiroto Kimura, Japan, 2485
    108. Atsushi Ohmiya, Japan, 2483
    109. Hiroyuki Hoshino, Japan, 2478
    110. Masakazu Hashimoto, Japan, 2472
    111. Hiroshi Hashimoto, Japan, 2466
    112. Manabu Mochida, Japan, 2464
    113. Toshiaki Uetake, Japan, 2459
    114. Kenji Iimura, Japan, 2459
    115. Kenji Miyaji, Japan, 2456
    116. Yutaka Hujimoto, Japan, 2454
    117. Koya Shoda, Japan, 2452
    118. Hiroyuki Inagawa, Japan, 2451
    119. Norio Hayasaka, Japan, 2446
    120. Daisuke Kobori, Japan, 2439
    121. Kazuhiro Nakano, Japan, 2431
    122. Hiroyuki Sato, Japan, 2429
    123. Hidekazu Mitsuoka, Japan, 2428
    124. Katsumasa Watanabe, Japan, 2419
    125. Yosuke Nakamura, Japan, 2416
    126. Yoshitomo Shimohigashi, Japan, 2414
    127. Akira Horiguchi, Japan, 2414
    128. Akihiro Kasuya, Japan, 2391
    129. Takeshi Kurokawa, Japan, 2381
    130. Takeshi Nakane, Japan, 2365
    131. Masahiro Nawa, Japan, 2364
    132. Yasushi Ogawa, Japan, 2360
    133. Kazunori Tobisawa, Japan, 2356
    134. Takeshi Taniguchi, Japan, 2323
    135. Kenji Tamura, Japan, 2308
    136. Hiromitsu Takahashi, Japan, 2294
    137. Keiya Morimoto, Japan, 2285
    138. Shigeo Umezawa, Japan, 2282
    139. Masanobu Saito, Japan, 2241
    140. Yoshihiro Minamikawa, Japan, 2234
    141. Hiroaki Nakayama, Japan, 2229
    142. Hiroko Shimizu, Japan, 2228
    143. Seiichi Ebato, Japan, 2202
    144. Hidetake Miyazawa, Japan, 2182

    300 games (2) – Danny Wiseman, Tamiki Miike.