Huge Pay Day for Barnes as He Shoots 300, Nabs 18th PBA Title

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

ChrisBarnesJapanFuture Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, enjoyed one of the most rewarding days in his career Sunday, winning the DHC PBA Japan Invitational at Tokyo Port Bowl for his 18th career PBA Tour title after rolling a 300 game in his semifinal round match.

The championship round was video streamed live on PBA’s Xtra Frame bowling channel, completing start-to-finish online live coverage of an international PBA Tour event for the first time.

Barnes, 44, won the $43,032 (5 million yen) first prize with a 206-196 victory over top qualifier Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, who was trying for back-to-back titles after winning the PBA World Championship seven days earlier in Las Vegas. Barnes also won a $43,032 bonus for rolling a championship round perfect game in eliminating England’s Stuart Williams, 300-225, in the semifinal match. For the day, Barnes earned 10 million yen, or $86,064 U.S. dollars.

Williams, the No. 4 qualifier, ended the first-title hopes of two-handed player Shawn Maldonado of Houston, Texas, 242-237, in the first stepladder match, and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 245-222, in the second match.

Earlier Sunday, Australia’s Jason Belmonte and partner Yang Hyeong Kyoo of Japan won the $5,164 first prize in the Scotch Doubles special event with a 236-204 victory over England’s Dom Barrett and Manae Kameshima of Japan. The doubles competition paired a member of the international contingent with a PBA Japan player.

International Team B (Fagan, Sean Rash, Dom Barrett and Barnes) won the Baker team special event with a 239-184 victory over International Team A (Wes Malott, Williams, Eddie Van Daniker and Belmonte), and shared a $10,328 bonus prize. The team event involved four International teams and four Japanese teams bowling eight Baker format games with the top two advancing to the final match.

Barrett won a $4,303 prize in a special “last man standing” event that closed the tournament program.

The DHC PBA Japan Invitational was a cooperative venture between the PBA, the new PBA Japan Region, Japan Bowling Promotions and DHC Corporation, a multi-faceted company that produces cosmetics, health foods and pharmaceuticals among its diverse product line. It featured a field of 16 international players and 16 Japanese players, and it was the first international tournament covered live by the PBA’s exclusive online video streaming channel, Xtra Frame (complete coverage is available in the Xtra Frame archives under”archived tournaments”).

Xtra Frame’s next live event will be comprehensive coverage of the 2014 PBA Tour Awards presentations (Monday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET) followed by live coverage of the qualifying and match play rounds of the PBA Players Championship and PBA Mark Roth/Marshall Holman Doubles Championship from AMF Bowlero Lanes in suburban Milwaukee, Tuesday, Jan. 27 thru Friday, Jan. 30. For a complete schedule of upcoming Xtra Frame programming, click on the Xtra Frame link under the “Schedules” tab on

Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 18

Final Standings (prize money converted from Yen to U.S. dollars:
1, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, $43,032.
2, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, $21,516.
3, Stuart Williams, England, $11,188.
4, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., $9,467.
5, Shawn Maldonado, $8,606.

Stepladder Results:
Match One: Williams def. Maldonado, 242-237. Match Two: Williams def. Johnson, 245-222. Semifinal Match: Barnes def. Williams, 300-225. Championship: Barnes def. Fagan, 206-196.

Final Match Play Standings (after 32 games of match play, includes match play bonus pins; top five advanced to stepladder finals:
1, Mike Fagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 23-9, 8,036.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 21-11, 7,708.
3, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 21-11, 7,612.
4, Stuart Williams, England, 20-11-1, 7,603.
5, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 20-12, 7,590.
Other Cashers:
6, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 18-13-1, 7,516, $6,630.
7, Shusaku Asato, Japan, 20-11-1, 7,485, $5,800.
8, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 22-10, 7,469, $4,975.
9, Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 16-16, 7,425, $4,560.
10, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 17-15, 7,405, $4,145.
11, Dom Barrett, England, 18-14, 7,382, $3,730.
12, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Chatsworth, Calif., 16-16, 7,360, $3,315.
13, Daisuke Yoshida, Japan, 20-12, 7,304, $3,110.
14, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 14-18, 7,276, $2,900.
15, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 18-14, 7,180, $2,695.
16, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 16-15-1, 7,140, $2,485.
17, Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan, 15-16-1, 7,112, $2,070.
18, Cho Young Seon, Korea, 14-18, 7,031, $1,990.
19, Manae Kameshima, Japan, 15-17, 7,015, $1,905.
20, Patrick Girard, Canada, 18-14, 6,999, $1,825.
21, Koichi Takahashi, Japan, 15-17, 6,931, $1,740.
22, Shogo Wada, Japan, 16-16, 6,924, $1,660.
23, Yuki Akiyoshi, Japan, 15-17, 6,858, $1,575.
24, Mayumi Naito, Japan, 16-16, 6,749, $1,490.
25, Yang Hyeong Kyoo, Japan, 15-17, 6,737, $1,410.
26, Ryogo Tsurumi, Japan, 12-20, 6,662, $1,325.
27, Takashi Yamazaki, Japan, 8-23-1, 6,576, $1,240.
28, Naoshi Ishimine, Japan, 12-20, 6,477, $1,160.
29, Takashi Fujimura, Japan, 12-20, 6,467, $1,075.
30, Miku Urano, Japan, 9-21-2, 6,459, $995.
31, Yumi Nakajima, Japan, 11-21-0, 6,354, $910.
32, Hiroko Shimizu, Japan, 5-27-0, 6,202, $830.

Jason Belmonte, Australia/Yang Hyeong Kyoo, Japan ($5,164) def. Dom Barrett, England/Manae Kameshima, Japan ($2,582), 236-204.
Semifinal Round:
Barrett/Kameshima def. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas/Yuka Tsuchiya, Japan ($1,291), 194-181.
Belmonte/Kyoo def. Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas/Koichi Takahashi, Japan ($861), 188-167.

Final Match Play Standings (after three games; winner of each quad advanced to finals):
1, Quad A: Malott/Tsuchiya, 3-0, 821.
2, Quad D: Belmonte/Kyoo, 2-1, 704.
3, Quad B: Maldonado/Takahash, 3-0, 701.
4, Quad C: Barrett/Kamashima, 2-1, 669.
Other Cashers ($430 each team):
Quad A: Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind./Yumi Nakajima, Japan, 1-2, 618.
Quad B: Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif./Takashi Yamazaki, Japan, 1-2, 601.
Quad C: Patrick Girard, Canada/Hiroko Shimizu, Japan, 1-2, 623.
Quad D: Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas/Takashi Fujimara, Japan, 2-1, 664.

International Team B (Mike Fagan, Sean Rash, Dom Barrett, Chris Barnes) ($10,328) def. International Team A (Wes Malott, Stuart Williams, Eddie Van Daniker and Jason Belmonte) ($5,164), 239-184.
Other Cashers (after 8 Baker team games):
3, International Team C (Ronnie Russell, Scott Norton, Patrick Girard, Mika Koivuniemi), 1,793, $$1,721.
4, International Team D (Todd Book, Shawn Maldonado, Liz Johnson, Cho Young Seon), 1,785, $861.

Dom Barrett, England ($4,303).

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