Belmonte and Asbaty are Top Qualifiers in Storm PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles

by Jerry Schneider, Professional Bowlers Association 0

HOUSTON — Three-time defending Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia and amateur/professional standout Diandra Asbaty of Chicago, combined to average 221.6 to lead 152 doubles teams after qualifying Saturday in the Storm PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles at Bowl on Bellaire.

Belmonte and Asbaty had a 3,547 16-game pinfall total to top 38 teams that advanced to Sunday morning’s cashers’ round that will determine the top eight teams for the final match play round Sunday afternoon.

Belmonte bowled a 1,985 pinfall with games of 255, 247, 261, 221, 215, 228, 279 and 279. Asbaty bowled 1,562 with games of 180, 178, 198, 180, 189, 192, 232, 213.

“It was one of those days where every move I made was the right one,” said Belmonte, who recently won his third best bowler ESPY. “I made some blind moves that just happened to work but could have just easily not have worked.”

With a best finish of fourth in the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions this season, the two-hander with 12 career PBA Tour titles, is looking forward to the potential of winning his first title of the year.

“I’m going to keep my fingers crossed,” Belmonte said. “I’ve been bowling well lately but really Diandra and I are just hoping we finish strong regardless of where we end up.”

Asbaty, the winner of the 2012 USBC Queens and two PBA Women’s series titles, won the 2003 event with partner Dino Castillo and is trying for her first PWBA title.

“I’m just really in awe of bowling with Jason,” Asbaty said. “He has unbelievable power and it’s really an honor to be able to bowl with him.

“Fortunately, I bowled well at the end of the block but hopefully I’ll be able to contribute more tomorrow,”  the 15-time Team USA member added.

Despite being good friends and having shared experiences bowling internationally together it’s the first time the pair have bowled together in topflight competition.

“Diandra asked me if our schedules ever enabled us to bowl this tournament would I like to bowl with her?” Belmonte said. “I said absolutely and so far we’re making the best of it.

“Anytime you bowl with friends it provides a great environment where you can help each other out. That doesn’t always happen in team competition where a coach may pair you up and you don’t necessarily have that chemistry.”

To follow the final day of the tournament on Xtra Frame, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link. A three-day subscription is available for $3.99, a 30-day for $7.99 or a full year subscription is available for the equivalent of $1.25 per week.  For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

Proceeds from the tournament and accompanying pro-am raise funds are donated to The Rose, a Houston-based organization that helps women who can’t afford breast care treatment or mammograms, and the Huntsman Group.

STORM PBA/PWBA XTRA FRAME STRIKING AGAINST BREAST CANCER MIXED DOUBLES

Bowl on Bellaire, Houston, Saturday

FINAL QUALIFYING STANDINGS

(after 8 games, top 38 advance to Sunday’s cashers’ round)

1, . Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill. / Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,547

2,  Rocio Restrepo, Colombia / Joe Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio, 3,474

3,  Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio / Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 3,413

4, Shannon O’Keefe, O’Fallon, Ill. / Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,374

5, Cassandra Leuthold , Lincoln, Neb. / Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 3,374

6, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia / Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,366

7, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard , Keller, Texas / Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 3,365

8, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb. / AJ Johnson, Osnego, Ill., 3,349

9, Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill. / DJ Archer, Houston, Texas, 3,337

10, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan. / Kris Prather, Milton, Fla., 3,333

11, Marcia Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah / Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,315

12, Clara Guerrero, Colombia / Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,315

13, Shannon Sellens, Copiague, N.Y. / Anthony Pepe, East Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,315

14, Anita Arnett, Richmond, Texas / Tyler Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,309

15, Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas / Chris Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,304

16, Verity Crawley, England / Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,292

17, Allie Ijams, Wichita, Kan. / Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 3289

18, Heather Whitney, Euless, Texas / Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,283

19, Kristina Wendell, Kingston, N.Y. / Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,269

20, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va. / Kyle Sherman, O’ Fallon, Mo., 3,266

21, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. / Chris Colella, Indianapolis, Ind., 3,266

22, Catherine Rawsthorne, Lewiston, Idaho / Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 3,263

23, Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz. / Mike Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., 3,256

24, Angela Chirpich, Urbandale, Iowa / Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,253

25, T’nia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa. / BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 3,252

26, Karen Marcano, Venezuela / Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 3,248

27, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y. / Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3,232

28, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y. / Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,231

29, Kristina Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. / John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,227

30, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia / Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 3,226

31, Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore, Mich. / Perry Crowell, Hoquiam, Wash., 3,215

32, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah / E.J. Tackett, Hungtington, Ind., 3,215

33, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif. / Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3,214

34, Anggie Ramirez, Austin, Texas / AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 3,207

35, Daria Pajak, Poland / Michael Haugen, Phoenix, Ariz., 3,203

36, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla. / Michael Moore, Orlando, Fla., 3,197

37, Sandra Andersson, Sweden / Brett Cooper, Denver, Colo., 3,196

38, Sandra Gongora, Mexico / Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 3,194

39, Kiyoko McDonald, Allen, Texas / Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,188

40, Jackie Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y. / Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 3,186

41, Kiara Grant, Austin, Texas / Terence McQueen, Houston, Texas, 3,182

42, Kerry Smith, New Holland, Pa. / John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,180

43, Jasmine Coleman, Manteca, Calif. / Vernon Peterson, Winter Haven, Fla., 3,178

44, Brittni Hamilton, Victor, N.Y. / Rob Gotchall, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,169

45, Carol Norman , Houston, Texas / Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 3,167

46, Shalin Zulkifli, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 3,165

47, April Ellis, Jackson, Tenn. / Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, 3,160

48, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio / Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,159

49, Taylor Bulthuis, Coral Springs, Fla. / Jon Trzcinski, Lake Wales, Fla., 3,159

50, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas / Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,154

51, Katie Garcia, Wichita, Kan. / Geoffrey Young, Keller, Texas, 3,153

52, Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, Md. / Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass., 3,152

53, Mariana Ayala, Puerto Rico / Johnathan Wiley, Houston, Texas, 3,147

54, Brandi Branka, Fairview Heights, Ill. / Mike Dole, Loves Park, Ill., 3,143

55, Natalie Cortese, Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Brad Miller, Raytown, Mo., 3,142

56, Catie Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas / Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,142

57, Suzana Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas / Jason Duran, Littleton, Colo., 3,139

58, Grace Hall, Oklahoma City, Okla. / Ryan Whitney, Euless, Texas, 3,134

59, Katie Thornton, Savannah, Ga. / Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 3,133

60, Brittany Smith, Des Moines, Iowa / Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 3,131

61, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio / Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,130

62, Brenda Padilla, Manfield, Texas / Xeno Garcia, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,128

63, Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 3,126

64, Jovan Blankenfeld, San Antonio, Texas / Ryan Holland, Houston, Texas, 3,123

65, Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah / Steve Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 3,119

66, Caycee Landers, Wichita, Kan. / Andy Verbil, Wichita, Kan., 3,109

67, Kerry Moreland, Houston, Texas / David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 3,105

68, Nicole Parkhurst, Utica, N.Y. / Steve Lemke, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3,095

69, Taylor Evans, Katy, Texas / Jay Burgess, Houston, Texas, 3,092

70, Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark. / Michael Shirley, North Little Rock, Ark., 3,088

71, Melanie Crawford, Plano, Texas / Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 3,079

72, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla. / Gary Faulkner, Orlando, Fla., 3,076

73, Maria Rodriguez, Colombia / Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 3,075

74, Ingellimar Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn. / Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 3,069

75, Amanda Cortese, Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Andrew Cain, Phoenix, Ariz., 3,067

76, Stephanie Martins, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Omar Arnett, Richmond, Texas, 3,066

77, Bryanna Caldwell Cote, Red Rock, Ariz. / Stuart Williams, England, 3,058

78, Genie Franklin, Frisco, Texas / Brett Wolfe, Mesa, Ariz., 3,056

79, Jessica Hirschmann, San Antonio, Texas / Kelly Ray, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,054

80, Anneli Blomqvist, Sweden / Clint Land, Houston, Texas, 3,054

81, Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan. / Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 3,054

82, Rachael Gittings, Glen Allen, Va. / Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., 3,050

83, Kristin Warzinski, Muskegon, Mich. / Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 3046

Kaidee Sutphin, Orlando, Fla. / David O’Sullivan, Orlando, Fla., 3,045
85, Sandi Charles, Nolanville, Texas / CJ Thomas, Shreveport, La., 3,039

86, Mary Jo Cox, Houston, Texas / Lee Lorts, Katy, Texas, 3,036

87, Cindy Mattingly, Puyallup, Wash. / Tanner Spacey, Burien, Wash., 3,034

88, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa. / Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 3,033

89, Jessica Abel, Rose Hill, Kan. / Brent Bowers, Bel Aire, Kan., 3,024

90, Felicia Wong, Calgary, AB, Canada / Thomas Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 3,021

91, Elizabeth Sienicki, Sahuarita, Ariz. / Eric Traylor, Houston, Texas, 3,019

92, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y. / Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,019

93, Ashley Adams, Midlothian, Texas / Dylan Macon, Ennis, Texas, 3,007

94, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb. / Sean Rangel, Omaha, Neb., 3,006

95, Samantha Kelly, Milwaukee, Wis. / Anthony LaCaze, Chicago, Ill., 3,004

96, Kim Wallace, Houston, Texas / Nicholas Burgess, Houston, Texas, 3,001

97, Jaime Wells, Houston, Texas / Kendle Miles, Kennesaw, Ga., 2973

98, Diana Jessie, Dallas, Texas / Toney Nelson, Grapevine, Texas, 2,972

99, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif / Brian Valenta, Lake Isabella, Calif, 2,967

100, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif. / Bryan Alpert, Chatsworth, Calif., 2,967

101, Stacey Dault, Chandler, Ariz. / Hugh Rodman, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,964

102, Debby Oulicky, Dallas, Texas / Robert McBride, Dallas, Texas, 2,957

103, Pam Lawrence, Pflugerville, Texas / Robert Lawrence, Del Valle, Texas, 2,949

104, Amy Rutherford, Houston, Texas / Jack Bevelhymer, Houston, Texas, 2,945

105, Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas / Philip Wong , Houston, Texas, 2,942

106, Ashley Blakley, Houston, Texas / Derrick Woods, Houston, Texas, 2,940

107, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md. / Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 2,938

108, Keli Callahan, Las Vegas, Nev. / Tony Thayer, Dallas, Texas, 2,929

109, Jes Lesagonicz, Atlanta, Ga. / Bob Michalojko, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2925

110, Erica McPhail, Copperas Cove, Texas / Josh Maxson, Killeen, Texas, 2,913

111, Emily Fravel, Houston, Texas / Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 2,907

112, Beth Owen-Cipielewski, Bradenton, Fla. / Bryan Viator, Seabrook, Texas, 2,903

113, Nichole DePaul-Miller, Plano, Ill. / John Wukasch Jr., Montgomery, Texas, 2,899

114, Erin Lenahan, Meadow Vista, Calif. / Rickie Banister, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,897

115, Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash. / Chris Bryant, Austin, Texas, 2,894

116, Sabrina Duncan Rose, Bellaire, Texas / Frank Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 2,875

117, (tie) Britney Russell , Houston, Texas / Nick Glidden, Houston, Texas, 2,870 and Linda Walbaum, Brighton, Colo. / Mark London, Washington, Texas, 2870

119, (tie) Brandy Silva, Fort Worth, Texas / David Tullos, Spring, Texas, and Kim Burnham, Pasadena, Texas / Clayton Colby, Pasadena, Texas, 2,869

121, Tamara Dunning, Little Rock, Ark. / Jeremy Fowler, Midland, Texas, 2,866

122, Cathy Nelson, Lakeside, Texas / Rudy Garcia, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 2,861

123, Correen Lieber, Phoenix, Ariz. / Eric Martinez, San Antonio, Texas, 2,857

124, Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif. / Danny Inocencio, College Station, Texas, 2,854

125,  Christi Pritts, Little Elm, Texas / Ted Pritts, Little Elm, Texas, 2,845

126, DeeDee Jeffery, Little Rock, Ark. / Shane Gillmore, Mayflower, Ark., 2,839

127, Maggie Adams, Houston, Texas / Kevin Lepler, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2,837

128, Joi Bell, Pflugerville, Texas / Will Werner, Montgomery, Texas, 2,830

129, Jennifer Nelson, Menlo Park, Calif. / Marvin Jay Hale, Henderson, Nev., 2,821

Stacie Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas / Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas, 2820
131, Brette Joseph, Pflugerville, Texas / Colby White, Houston, Texas, 2,816

132, Gloria Wood, Corpus, Christi, Texas / Darrell Wood, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2,814

133, Wanda Parker, Garland, Texas / Warren Reid, Dallas, Texas, 2,810

134, Natalie Goodman, O’Fallon, Ill. / Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,806

135, Lori Swanson, Houston, Texas / Randall Blackketter, Houston, Texas, 2,781

136, Brianna Hernandez, Floresville, Texas / Jason Miller, Plano, Ill., 2,761

137, Krysta Carlisle, Lubbock, Texas / Zak Edgerton, Greenville, Texas, 2,760

138, Rocky Boubel, Waco, Texas / Jimmie Rivera, San Antonio, Texas, 2,745

139, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J. / Matt Mitchell, Hillside, N.J., 2,720

140, Ayano Smart, San Antonio, Texas / Carlos Gonzalez, Pearland, Texas, 2,718

141, Stacie Marek, Katy, Texas / T.J. Thompson, Houston, Texas, 2,716

142, Amy Gamage, Las Vegas, Nev. / Justin Spurrier, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,712

143, Crystal Boutotte, Montgomery, Texas / Corey Atkinson, Montgomery, Texas, 2,701

144, Norma Manns, Austin, Texas / Marvin Biagas, Houston, Texas, 2,677

145, Stefani Bolt, Houston, Texas / Benny Ellison, Houston, Texas, 2,670

146, Lynda Daniels, Conroe, Texas / Scott Winski, Montgomery, Texas, 2,668

147, Courtney Bolin, Katy, Texas / Kevin Bolin, Katy, Texas, 2,661

148, Cassandra LaLa, Leaguie City, Texas / Joseph Salaterski, Houston, Texas, 2,620

149, Diva Gwiscz, Houston, Texas / Kevin Foerster, Houston, Texas, 2612

150, Wendy Arnold, Hockley, Texas / Lee Arnold, Hockley, Texas, 2,608

151, Marci Lucas, Houston, Texas / Ronnie Lucas, Houston, Texas, 2,561

152, Kristine Falcon, Conroe, Texas / Robert Richardson, Conroe, Texas, 2,520