EJ Tackett Leads PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic Qualifiers

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EJ Tackett Leads PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic Qualifiers

Fellow two-time 2018 titlist Andrew Anderson also advances to Sunday’s cashers round

WILMINGTON, Del. (Aug. 18, 2018) – EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., finished Saturday’s seven-game qualifying round with games of 269, 288 and 269 to take a 99-pin lead over the 50 players who advanced to Sunday’s cashers’ round in the 10th anniversary PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center.

Tackett and Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., two of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s three two-time titlists, will continue their bids to become the season’s firstthree-time winner when the Delaware tournament continues Sunday morning. Anderson advanced in a tie for 30th place. The other two-time winner in 2018, reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia, isn’t bowling in Delaware.

Tackett, who led off his round with games of 248, 234, 257 and 204, kicked his game into high gear for the final three games to finish with a 1,769 pinfall total – a 252.71 average – to break open a close battle with Jason Sterner of Atlanta, who finished with 1,670 pins. Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, was third with a 1,623 total followed by Brett Spangler of Niles, Ohio, with 1,612 pins and PBA Tour rookie Kamron Doyle of Brentwood, Tenn., with 1,610 pins.

Defending champion Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., advanced in 15th place with a 1,556 total.

After Sunday’s four-game cashers round at 9 a.m., the field will be cut to the top 16 players for match play beginning at 1 p.m. The top four players after 23 games, including match play bonus pins, will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. All times are Eastern. PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling will cover all rounds using its new “FloZone” coverage system which gives viewers the opportunity to follow all of the actionsimultaneously on 10 pairs of lanes.

The 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour continues with the PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic from Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 25-26.

For FloBowling subscription and schedule information, visit FloBowling.com.

PBA XTRA FRAME GENE CARTER’S PRO SHOP CLASSIC

(A 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour event)

Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center, Middletown, Del., Saturday

First Round (After seven games. Top 50 advance to Sunday’s cashers round)

1, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,769.
2, Jason Sterner, Atlanta, Ga., 1,670.
3, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 1,623.
4, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,612.
5, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,610.
6, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,601.
7, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,590.
8, Michael Markis, Scranton, Pa., 1,582.
9, David Knight Jr., Glassboro, N.J., 1,578.
10, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,577.
11, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,562.
12, Dick Allen, Lexington, S.C., 1,561.
13, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,560.
14, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 1,558.
15, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,556.
16, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,550.
17, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,544.
18, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,542.
19, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,540.
20, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,539.
21, Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,531.
22, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,529.
23, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,526.
24, David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 1,525.
25, Ryan Ciminelli, Clarence, N.Y., 1,524.
26, Brian Elder, Newark, Del., 1,518.
27, Graham Fach, Canada, 1,507.
28, Josh Schmehl, Millsboro, Del., 1,502.
29, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, 1,492.
30 (tie), Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Robert Mockenhaupt, Rutherford, N.J., 1,488.
32, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,487.
32, Richie Teece, England, 1,487.
34, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,485.
35, Daniel Mitchell, Elkton, Md., 1,484.
36 (tie), Keith Laing, Oakdale, Conn., and Matt Sanders, Indianapolis, 1,482.
38, Todd Sigeti, Lititz, Pa., 1,481.
39, Matt O’Grady, Rahway, N.J., 1,475.
40 (tie), Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., and Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,474.
42, BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 1,469.
43, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,468.
44, Victor Florie Jr, Richmond, Va., 1,467.
45, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,466.
46, Jason Cornog, Cherry Hill, N.J., 1,464.
47, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,463.
48, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,460.
49, Stephen Pavlinko Jr., Sewell, N.J., 1,455.
50, Tim Pfeifer, Oakdale, Pa., 1,454.

Failed to advance:
51, Darren Andretta, Wantagh, NY, 1,447.
52 (tie), Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., and Jack Bogan, Kensington, Md., 1,446.
54 (tie), David Harvey, Danville, Pa., and Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,444.
56, Todd Benner, Sinking Spring, Pa., 1,443.
57 (tie), n-Bryan Lindecamp, North East, Md., and Austin Chubb, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 1,441.
59, Dwight Adams, Greensboro, N.C., 1,439.
60, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,436.
61, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 1,428.
62, James Scott, Manassas, Va., 1,427.
63, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 1,426.
64, Paul Bajorski, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,425.
65 (tie), Tommy Dakouvanos, N. Middletown, N.J., and Frank Gray Jr., North East, Md., 1,423.
67, Adam Chase, North Babylon, N.Y., 1,417.
68, John Furey, Howell, N.J., 1,416.
69, Joseph Rzemieniewski, Middletown, Del., 1,414.
70, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,410.
71, Rob Manley, Newark, Del., 1,409.
72, Jeffrey Voght, Canojaharie, N.Y., 1,406.
73, Tim Beaver, Kingston, N.Y., 1,405.
74, n-Jason Stetina, Kingston, Pa., 1,403.
75, Richard Martinez, Ballston Spa, N.Y., 1,400.
76, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 1,396.
77, Jacob Rivers Jr, Albany, N.Y., 1,395.
78 (tie), Darryl Carreon, Woodbridge, Va., and Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1,390.
80 (tie), n-Jason Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., and Brian Kasperowski, Dickson City, Pa., 1,382.
82, Francois Louw, South Africa, 1,381.
83, Gary Haines, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,377.
84, Jason Stadtler, Lafayette, N.J., 1,376.
85, Adam Baer, York Springs, Pa., 1,368.
86, Benjamin Rynes, Forest Hill, Md., 1,365.
87, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,364.
88, Matt Wozney, Clayton, Del., 1,363.
89, Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,360.
90, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,358.
91 (tie), David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,357.
93, Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,354.
94, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,352.
95, Tyler Morgan, Newark, Del., 1,349.
96 (tie), Chris Blackmore, Aldie, Va., and Stephen Hahn, Sterling, Va., 1,347.
98, n-Stanley Waite, Dover, Del., 1,344.
99 (tie), Justin D’Amico, Staten Island, N.Y., and Leonardo Apollonia, Raleigh, N.C., 1,342.
101, Dylan Reed, Waynesboro, Pa., 1,340.
102 (tie), Isaac Rose, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Maurice Frazier, Suffolk, Va., 1,335.
104 (tie), Jeremy Domingo, Sewell, N.J., and Jim Tomek Jr., New Cumberland, Pa., 1,334.
106, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,333.
107, Rocco Serpico, Hazlet, N.J., 1,331.
108, Shane Yesovich, Boardman, Ohio, 1,329.
109, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 1,325.
110, Benjamin Thompson II, Townsend, Del., 1,324.
111, Mike Lattuca, Harrisburg, Pa, 1,323.
112 (tie), Troy Lehigh, York, Pa., and Michael Huhn, Secane, Pa.,, 1,322.
114, Ben Zakrocki, Philadelphia, 1,317.
115, Ervin Raines, New Cummberland, Pa., 1,315.
116, William Slack, Barton, N.Y., 1,313.
117, Bradley Hoffman, Lemoyne, Pa, 1,312.
118, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,308.
119, n-Jeremy Elder, Wilmington, Del, 1,305.
120, George Tignor, Winchendon, Mass., 1,304.
121 (tie), Tyler Tardona, Claymont, Del., and Paul Brion, Mansfield, Pa., 1,301.
123, Collin Raineri, Gilbertsville, Pa., 1,300.
124 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va.; Nathan Lidke, Elkton, Md., and Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 1,299.
127, Gregory Hess, Hamilton, N.J., 1,295.
128, Geordin Krupski, Newtonville, N.J., 1,294.
129, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,286.
130, Hector Medina II, Woodbridge, Va., 1,280.
131, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,278.
132, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,277.
133, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,275.
134, n-Arthur Nowlin, New Castle, Del., 1,272.
135, Anthony Fusco, West Hempstead, N.Y., 1,269.
136, Ronnie Horton, Christiansburg, Va., 1,268.
137, Chad Zimmerman, Harrisburg, Pa., 1,265.
138, Mike Gossman, Allentown, Pa., 1,249.
139, Scott Canfield, Conestoga, Pa., 1,241.
140, Kyle Walther, Miami Beach, Fla., 1,237.
141, John Maslanik Jr., Mantua, N.J., 1,233.
142, Nathan Johnson, Elmira, N.Y., 1,218.
143, Scott Schnur, Jr., Chruchville, Md., 1,208.
144, Naime Esteves, Clifton Park, N.Y., 1,206.
145, Bob Andretta Jr., East Patchogue, N.Y., 1,194.
146, Richard Walker, Owings Mills, Md., 1,192.
147, Williard Isaacs, Jr, Kenton, Del., 1,176.
148, Joseph Steuber, Lakehurst, N.J., 1,170.
149, Adam Travis, Cockeysville, Md., 1,162.
150, n-Jeffrey Roberts, Clermont, Fla., 1,132.

n-denotes non-member

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