Tackett and Keane top PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles first round

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Jerry Schneider
Professional Bowlers Association

ChrisKeaneHAMMOND, Ind. (Aug. 6, 2015) -- PBA Tour player EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., and  PBA50 Tour player Chris Keane  of Cape Coral, Fla., took the top qualifying spots after the first round of the PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles presented by DV8 Thursday at Olympia Lanes.

Tackett, who won the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Open in June for his first Tour title, led the 82-player PBA Tour division with a 1,910 eight-game pinfall (238.7 average) bowling games of 223, 258, 256, 259, 232, 219, 238 and 225.

“I’ve kind of been riding a wave since I won in Texas and hope I can keep it going,” said the 2012-13 PBA Rookie of the Year. “My immediate goal here is to finish the best I can in qualifying.  I finished seventh in the recent (PBA-PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer) mixed doubles tournament last week and I generally like bowling doubles so I’ll just look forward to see who I’m paired with from the PBA50 side.”

Keane led the PBA50 division, also averaging 238, finishing with a 1,904 eight-game pinfall with games of 277, 181, 226, 267, 225, 258, 224 and 246.

Keane, whose best PBA50 Tour finish was 14th in last season’s Northern California Classic and this season’s Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, likes his chances to improve on that finish in Hammond.

“I can’t think of anyone I wouldn’t want to bowl with among the PBA Tour players,” Keane said. “It’s kind of a dream because there are no bad bowlers here.  I’m excited about how well I’m bowling and who I might have the opportunity to bowl with if I continue to bowl well.”

TackettWith the doubles pairings determined by qualifying position in each division, if qualifying ended after the first round Tackett and Keane would be the top qualifying doubles pair heading into match play.  However, the tournament’s doubles pairings won’t be determined until second round qualifying concludes Friday.

The top 10 doubles teams will be made up of a PBA Tour player and a PBA50 Tour player who will advance to Saturday’s Baker format doubles match play.  Eight additional doubles pairs made up of two PBA50 players will also advance to match play.  Saturday’s championship rounds are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

The winning PBA Tour doubles player will receive a PBA Tour title and the winning PBA50 Doubles player will receive a PBA50 Tour title.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.  Visit http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/  for subscription information.

PBA/PBA50 SOUTH SHORE OPEN PRESENTED BY DV8

Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Thursday

First Round Qualifying Standings

(After 8 games. Top 10 PBA Tour players will be paired with top 10 PBA50 Tour players based on qualifying order after Friday’s second qualifying round for match play.  Eight additional doubles teams made up of PBA50 players will also advance.)

PBA Tour Standings

1, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,910.
2, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,851.
3, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,831.
4, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,829.
5, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,825.
6, a-Billy Oatman, Chicago, 1,798.
7, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,781.
8, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,761.
9, (tie) Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., and Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,750.
11, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,743.
12, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,718.
13, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 1,715.
14, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,714.
15, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,699.
16, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,698.
17, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,694.
18, (tie) Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 1,690.
20, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,667.
21, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,664.
22, Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 1,656.
23, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,635.
24, a-Jeffrey Holden, Hammond, Ind., 1,622.
25, a-Adam Vania, Griffith, Ind., 1,619.
26, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,593.
27, Mitch Beasley, Nashville, Tenn., 1,582.
28, a-Bob Kammer Jr., Crown Point, Ind., 1,568.
29, a-Ryan Burks, Whiting, Ind., 1,562.
30, Chris Cundiff, Lake Station, Ind., 1,554.
31, Inngellimar Contreras, Venezuela, 1,511.
32, Scott Schmal, Dyer, Ind., 1,307.

PBA50 Tour Standings

1, Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,904.
2, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,897.
3, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,889.
4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,885.
5, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,844.
6, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,828.
7, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,823.
8, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,820.
9, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,812.
10, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,808.
11, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,803.
12, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,798.
13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,794.
14, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,793.
15, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,791.
16, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,788.
17, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,778.
18, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,772.
19, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1,770.
20, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,767.
21, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,758.
22, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,752.
23, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 1,750.
24, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,749.
25, (tie) Rick Thomas, Willowbrook, Ill., and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,747.
27, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,745.
28, Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 1,740.
29, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,729.
30, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,725.
31, a-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,719.
32, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,718.
33, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,714.
34, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,710.
35, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,703.
36, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,701.
36, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,701.
38, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,693.
39, Gregg Zicha, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1,690.
40, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,689.
41, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,682.
42, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,680.
43, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,675.
44, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,665.
45, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,657.
46, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,654.
47, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,647.
48, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,633.
49, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,631.
50, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,629.
51, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 1,626.
52, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,621.
53, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,612.
54, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,610.
56, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,608.
57, (tie) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,600.
59, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,598.
60, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,592.
61, Robert Leonard Sr, Elmira Heights, N.Y., 1,590.
62, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 1,580.
63, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,574.
64, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,561.
65, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,559.
66, a-Dave Welch, St.Louis, Mo., 1,549.
67, a- Frank Tardio, Inverness, Ill., 1,546.
68, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,545.
69, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,542.
70, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,531.
71, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,525.
72, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,523.
73, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,494.
74, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,485.
75, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,478.
76, a-Willie Wells, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,475.
77, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,466.
78, Robert Kicmal, LaGrange, Ill., 1,464.
79, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,451.
80, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,415.
81, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 1,406.
82, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,348.

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