Mechanicsville, Va. – Zachary Tackett of Virginia Beach, Va., won his first PBA South Region title Saturday at Bowlero Mechanicsville.

Tackett was trailing Brandon Curtis of Manson, N.C., by 52 pins going into the final position round match, but found himself in the winner’s circle for the first time by defeating Curtis 258-211. The match was crucial for Tackett who found himself ahead by 26 pins courtesy of the 30 bonus pins he won. Tackett who went 5-1 in match play, earned $2,200.

Curtis who has won two titles this year received $1,200 for his second-place finish.

In the PBA50 competition on Sunday, Walter Ray Williams Jr. dominated with a 6-0 match play record to easily secure the win after defeating Gary Faulkner of Norfolk, Va. in the final position round match, 246-193, to clinch his 117th overall career PBA Title. Williams Jr. earned $2,000 for first place.

Faulkner who qualified for the 12th and final spot in the Round Robin match play competition came on strong to move up to second, but could not overcome the wrath of Williams Jr. Faulkner earned $1,000 for his second-place finish.

The PBA South Region’s next tournament will be the PBA/PBA50 Bristol Decker Appraisal Baker Doubles at Interstate Lanes in Bristol, Va., Nov. 6-8, 2020.

Bowlero Mechanicsville, Mechanicsville, Va., Saturday

Final Match Play Standings (after 12 games)

  1. Zachary Tackett, Virginia Beach, Va., 5-1, 2,626, $2,200.
  2. Brandon Curtis. Manson, N.C., 4-2, 2,631, $1,200.
  3. Dick Allen, Lexington, N.C., 4-2, 2,547, $1,000.
  4. Walter Ray Williams, Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 2,527, $900.
  5. Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 5-1, 2,412, $850.
  6. n-Michael Rachal, Keyser, W.V., 2-4, 2,501, $800.
  7. Kip Roberts, Glen Allen, Va., 3-3, 2,441, $700.
  8. Mark Tarkington, Elizabeth City, N.C., 3-3, 2,437, $650.
  9. Mathew Woodall, Norfolk, Va., 1-5, 2,495, $625.
  10. Kole Payne, Charlotte, N.C., 2-4, 2,409, $600.
  11. Anthony Marino, Henrico, Va., 1-5, 2,428, $575.
  12. Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 2-4, 2,351, $550.

Bowlero Mechanicsville, Mechanicsville, Va., Saturday

Final Match Play Standings (after 12 games)

  1. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6-0, 2,735, $2,000.
  2. Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 4-2, 2,559, $1,000.
  3. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-1, 2,496, $950.
  4. James Winterfeld, Fort Mill, S.C., 3-3, 2,537, $850.
  5. Dave Han, Alabaster, Ala., 5-2, 2,499, $750.
  6. Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 4-2, 2,461, $700.
  7. David Bleggi, Jacksonville, N.C., 3-3, 2,459, $650.
  8. Troy McKinney, Yorktown, Va., 2-4, 2,336, $630.
  9. Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.V., 1-5, 2,362, $610.
  10. Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1-5, 2,343, $590.
  11. Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1-5, 2,335, $570.
  12. n-John Fillis, Woodbridge, Va., 2-4, 2,264, $550.

n- denotes amateur


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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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