PBA Shark Championship

Walter Ray Williams Jr. Beats Pete Weber to Advance to

PBA Shark Championship Round of 8

Indiana’s EJ Tackett advances to third GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII Round of 8

RENO, Nev. – In a match featuring two of the Professional Bowlers Association’s all-time greats, Walter Ray Williams Jr. beat Pete Weber Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium to advance to the PBA Shark Championship Round of 8.

Williams, the PBA Tour’s all-time career titles leader with 47 wins, defeated Weber 3-0 (247-204, 247-209, 202-188) in the best-of-five-game single elimination Round of 16 match. Weber continued to battle through his hip injury but it may have proved to have been too much to overcome in the match.

“He’s been bowling great despite his injury so I had to be ready for his best,” Williams said. “I think it’s amazing what he’s been able to do.

“I really wasn’t anticipating sweeping the match but I was bowling well and I only missed the pocket a few times so I was pretty dialed in to what I needed to do,” Williams added. “Tomorrow I have two more chances to make a (World Series) final so I’m hoping for the best.”

Going into the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII both Weber, who ranks fourth on the all-time PBA Tour titles list with 37 wins, and Williams were tied with 99 combined titles in PBA Tour, PBA50 Tour (Senior), PBA Regional and PBA50 Regional competition.

With his Round of 8 wins in the Shark and Cheetah Championships, Williams is still alive in his quest for the 100-title mark.

“Every time I see these young guys out here, I sometimes ask myself what I’m still doing out here,” said the 56-year-old Williams. “Then I do something like bowl well here at the World Series and I convince myself I can still be competitive.”

EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., who owns the top berth for this Sunday’s PBA World Championship stepladder finals, advanced to his third World Series final eight by beating Dick Allen, of Columbia, S.C., 3-0. The four-time Tour winner had previously qualified for the semifinals in the Chameleon and Scorpion Championships.

“I’m encouraged by being able to make the right adjustments on different conditions but with the Round of 8 to go there’s still a lot of work to do,” said Tackett.

Andrew Cain of Phoenix, Ariz., the Shark Championship qualifying leader, advanced to the Round of 8 by winning his match 3-0 against 2016 USBC Masters champion Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas.

Others advancing to the Shark Championship Round of 8 were Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3-0; Francois Lavoie, Canada, 3-1; Markus Jansson, Sweden, 3-1; Sam Cooley, Australia, 3-1, and Matthew O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 3-0.

The 24 players competing in today’s match play rounds advanced from Shark Championship qualifying conducted last Friday.

All four “animal” lane conditioning pattern Round of 8 rounds will be conducted on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. PT with the Shark round scheduled for 6 p.m. The Shark Championship telecast will be taped by ESPN on Saturday at 6 p.m. and will air Dec. 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

All Round of 8 matches will be covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online live-streaming service, Xtra Frame. To sign up for an Xtra Frame subscription, visit xtraframe.tv.



National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Wednesday

BEST-OF-FIVE SINGLE-ELIMINATION MATCH PLAY (eight players advance to Thursday’s Round of 8)

Round of 16 (losers earn $1,250)

Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., def. B.J. Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 3-0 (233-215, 243-223, 202-174).
E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., def. Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3-0 (258-248, 245-214, 265-235).
Francois Lavoie, Canada, def. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3-1 (211-214, 258-203, 209-209, 223-191).
Markus Jansson, Sweden, def. Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 3-1 (247-226, 288-206, 185-206, 226-203).
Sam Cooley, Australia, def. Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 3-1 (193-166, 190-169, 186-189, 200-177).
Matthew O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., def. Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3-0 (252-238, 221-192, 216-212).
Andrew Cain, Phoenix, def. Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 3-0 (235-192, 279-241, 243-169).
Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., def. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3-0 (247-204, 247-209, 202-188).

Round of 24 (losers earn $700)

Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., def. Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3-1 (212-164, 180-246, 194-175, 235-217).
Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., def. Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 3-0 (214-198, 204-190, 238-202).
Markus Jansson, Sweden, def. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3-2 (183-238, 220-178, 236-213, 181-223, 218-163).
Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., def. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 3-1 (205-182, 205-238, 268-217, 279-235).
Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., def. Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 3-2 (202-221, 215-181, 246-199, 154-225, 210-194).
Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, def. Dom Barrett, England, 3-2 (232-201, 229-247, 217-199, 189-242, 222-186).
Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., def. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 3-1 (216-212, 187-193, 219-171, 215-199).
Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, def. Ingelimar Beasley, Venezuela, 3-0 (195-190, 212-184, 222-207).

Round of 8 matches

Smallwood vs. Cain

Cooley vs. Lavoie

O’Grady vs. Jansson

Williams vs. Tackett

Andrew Cain Passes Pete Weber for PBA Shark Championship Qualifying Lead

EJ Tackett has unfinished business as PBA World Championship qualifying leader

RENO, Nev. (Dec. 2, 2016) – Andrew Cain of Phoenix, one of two left-handers to survive the Professional Bowlers Association Shark Championship qualifying round, surged past PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber with a 223 final game to lead the fourth and final animal pattern event in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII at the National Bowling Stadium Friday.

Cain, a former Team USA member and past-president of the United States Bowling Association, rolled games of 224, 255, 207, 222, 236, 221, 258 and 223 on the demanding 43-foot Shark oiling pattern to lead the 24 players who advanced to the Shark Championship best-of-five-game elimination matches next Wednesday. Cain and the seven other top qualifiers earned first-round byes in match play.

The Shark round also produced a first in PBA Tour competition as husband-and-wife Mitch and Ingellimar Beasley of Clarksville, Tenn., both qualified for match play. Mitch tied for 12th; his wife, a Venezuela native, was the other left-hander to finish among the top 24.

“I was sick last week and couldn’t practice, so it took a while to get my legs under me,” Cain said. “I was particularly focused on this condition, and I was able to make good shots all night – stay in the moment and go through the process.”

Cain is trying for his first PBA Tour title. His best previous finish was a tie for third in the 2015 Cheetah Championship.

At the conclusion of the Shark round, the top 42 qualifiers based on combined totals of eight games in each of the four animal pattern events advanced to the PBA World Championship cashers round Sunday morning. The eight-game cashers round will cull the field to the top 24 players for three eight-game head-to-head match play rounds Sunday evening and Monday. Based on 56 total games, the five top players will compete for the PBA World Championship, the final major of the 2016 season, live on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. ET.

The 32-game qualifying totals also determined the U.S. bowlers who will meet five international players in a special USA vs. The World team match on Sunday, Dec. 11, for delayed broadcast on ESPN. The five Americans will EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind.; BJ Moore III of Greensburg, Pa.; Mitch Beasley; Matt O’Grady of South Amboy, N.J., and Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C. The international team will be composed of Australia’s Sam Cooley, England’s Dom Barrett, Canada’s Francois Lavoie, Mexico’s Arturo Quintero and Sweden’s Martin Larsen.

Leading the World Championship qualifiers after his final round Friday was Tackett who has unfinished business on his mind after leading the field into last year’s live ESPN stepladder finals, only to lose to Gary Faulkner Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., in the title match.

Weber, who remains in contention for his 38th career PBA Tour title, spent more of his preparation time for the World Series in the doctor’s office than on the lanes. Despite lingering pain that has limited his activity for much of the 2016 season, he limped into the early PBA Shark Championship qualifying lead before Cain edged him for the top spot.

Weber, at age 54 and bowling in his 782nd PBA Tour event, rolled games of 247, 234, 214, 238, 222, 258, 217 and 212 in Friday’s Shark round, scoring at a 230.25 pace on what many feel is the PBA’s most difficult animal oiling pattern. He finished three pins ahead of O’Grady, who is having a “career year” in WSOB VIII competition. Fourth was Cooley with 1,830 pins and fifth was Lavoie with 1,806 pins.

After finishing Tuesday’s eight-game Cheetah Championship qualifying round tied for 110th place, Weber switched on the afterburners, finishing 18th in the Chameleon round Wednesday and 32nd on the Scorpion condition Thursday . His 32-game qualifying total of 7,064 pins is easily enough to advance to Sunday’s PBA World Championship cashers round.

“I felt like I bowled pretty good on the Cheetah pattern,” he said of his meager start, “but I asked myself, how many different ways can you leave 10 pins? I think I counted about 75.

“I’m throwing the ball really well for being as sore as I am,” he added. “I’m trying to stay focused and not think about the pain.”

Weber said he has recently learned he has scoliosis in his lower spine which is causing severe hip pain. The pain knocked him out of last year’s World Series, but he was able to manage it over the summer months when he had unprecedented success on the PBA50 Tour, winning a record five tournaments in a row, a record six for the year and repeating as both Senior U.S. Open champion and PBA50 Player of the Year.

But as the PBA50 season was winding down in late summer, so was Weber’s pain tolerance.

“I missed all of (the PBA Fall Swing in) Detroit. I started (the PBA Fall Classic) in Vegas and didn’t finish. I didn’t even start the U.S. Open,” he said. “It just kills me; I love to bowl, I love to be out here and it hurts when you have to withdraw or can’t even start a major. Especially the U.S. Open (which he has won a record five times).

“I have three months after we get home to get straightened out for next year’s majors (the PBA will conduct three major championships back-to-back-to-back in February),” he said. “I’m going to do a CAT scan and that’ll be enough to tell my doctor what he needs to do to me. For now it’s cortisone treatments. It keeps the pain away from my right hip. Not so much on the left side, but so far, the pain hasn’t gotten any worse. I’m going to do everything I possibly can to not have to withdraw.”

Tackett, 24, has been consistently among the front-runners in all four World Championship qualifying stages, finishing fifth in the Cheetah round, 20th in the Chameleon, third in the Scorpion stage and he ranked fourth among the early finishers on the Shark condition. The 2013 PBA Rookie of the Year also was dominant in the 56-game World Championship marathon last year before he lost a 215-202 decision to Faulkner in the title match.

“After last year, yes, it’s business not done yet,” Tackett said. “I’ve had a good week so far. I’m getting my ball to do what it’s supposed to do. Hopefully things will hold up. There are still a lot of games left.”

Despite his small stature, Tackett is one of the PBA’s most powerful high-rev players, ranking right at the top alongside the top two-handed power players. When deteriorating lane conditions require players to move into deep inside angles, Tackett not only can play that shot, but loves it.

“I don’t mind it at all,” he grinned.

After his 32 games on the four animal patterns, Tackett held off Moore by seven pins to lead World Champions qualifiers. Cooley was third with 7,249 pins, 91 behind Moore. Beasley was fourth with 7,248 pins and O’Grady was fifth with a 7,231 total. Faulkner failed to advance.

Saturday is a day off for WSOB VIII competitors, but action resumes Sunday with the PBA World Championship cashers round at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the first eight-game match play round at 8:30 p.m. ET for the top 24 qualifiers. World Championship competition continues with two eight-game match play rounds Monday at 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET.

All qualifying and match play elimination rounds in the World Series are being covered live, exclusively by PBA’s online live-streaming service, Xtra Frame. To sign up for an Xtra Frame subscription, visit xtraframe.tv.



National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Friday

Final Standings (after 8 games; top 24 advance to best-of-five-game match play elimination round on Wednesday, Dec. 7; top 8 earn byes for the Round of 24):

1, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, 1,846.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,842.
3, Matthew O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 1,839.
4, Sam Cooley, Australia, 1,830.
5, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 1,806.
6, Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 1,796.
7, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,789.
8, B.J. Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 1,779.
9, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,773.
10, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,772.
11, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 1,766.
12 (tie), Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,765.
14, Mik Stampe, Denmark, 1,764.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,757.
16, Dom Barrett, England, 1,753.
17 (tie), Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, and Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,742.
19, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,738.
20, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 1,736.
21 (tie), w-Ingellimar Beasley, Venezuela, and Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 1,735.
23 (tie), Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, and Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,731.

Failed to advance:
25 (tie), Nicholas Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., and Ray Teece, England, 1,729.
27, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 1,724.
28, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,723.
29, Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 1,720.
30, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,718.
31, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 1,714.
32, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 1,713.
33 (tie), Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y.; Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, and Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 1,712.
36, Russell Lopes, Carmichael, Calif., 1,710.
37, Stuart Williams, England, 1,706.
38 (tie), Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., and Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 1,705.
40 (tie), Wang Hongbo, China, and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,704.
42, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,701.
43, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1,700.
44, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,699.
45, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,698.
46, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,694.
47 (tie), Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,690.
49, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 1,686.
50 (tie), Carsten Hansen, Denmark, and J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 1,684.
52, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 1,682.
53, Francois Louw, South Africa, 1,681.
54, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,675.
55 (tie), Clint Land, Houston, and Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,674.
57, Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., 1,672.
58, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 1,670.
59, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,662.
59, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,662.
61, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 1,659.
62 (tie), Richie Teece, England, and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,650.
64 (tie), Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,649.
66, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 1,648.
67 (tie), w-Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W.Va.; Jason Belmonte, Australia; Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,644.
71 (tie), Zhongli Mi, China, and Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 1,643.
73 (tie), Michael Wittendorff, Denmark, and Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 1,640.
75, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 1,636.
76, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 1,635.
77, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,632.
78, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 1,631.
79, w-Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,630.
80 (tie), David Haynes, Las Vegas; Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., and Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 1,629.
83, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,626.
84, Wang Dali, China, 1,625.
85, Zhiyong Wang, China, 1,622.
86, Zhang Haitao, China, 1,618.
87, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,617.
88, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,615.
89 (tie), Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, and Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,611.
91 (tie), Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, and Darren Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 1,602.
93, Patrick Allen, South Salem, N.Y., 1,600.
94, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,599.
95, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,598.
96, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 1,597.
96, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 1,597.
98, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 1,595.
99, David Maycock, Bermuda, 1,594.
100 (tie), Lucas Legnani, Argentina, and Anton Ahlgren, Sweden, 1,593.
102 (tie), Graham Fach, Canada, and Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 1,591.
104, Lou Yi, China, 1,589.
105 (tie), John Furey, Freehold, N.J., and Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 1,586.
107, Liu Shaoyi, China, 1,585.
108 (tie), Lars Nielsen, Denmark, and Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 1,583.
110, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 1,581.
111, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 1,580.
112, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 1,579.
113, Paul Moor, England, 1,574.
114 (tie), Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., and John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,571.
116, Ryan Graywacz, Feeding Hills, Mass., 1,568.
117, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,567.
118, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,564.
119 (tie), Jonathan Wilbur, North Clarendon, Vt., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,563.
121, LeVinc Samuels, Bermuda, 1,556.
122 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,552.
124, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,550.
125, w-Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,549.
126, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,545.
127 (tie), J.T. Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Will Vidulich, Parsippany, N.J., 1,543.
129 (tie), Jesper Svensson, Sweden, and D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 1,542.
131, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,537.
132, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,535.
133, Benjamin Canfield, Tempe, Ariz., 1,532.
134, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 1,526.
135, w-Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 1,525.
136, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,520.
137, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1,519.
138, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,517.
139 (tie), Cody McCowin, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Tobias Boerding, Germany, and Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 1,513.
142, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1,501.
143, w-Daria Pajak, Poland, 1,491.
144 (tie), Stephen Bennett, Hampton, Va., and Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 1,488.
146, w-Liz Kuhlkin, Rotterdam, N.Y., 1,475.
147, Brett Cooper, Denver, 1,472.
148, Hashim Guinomla, Philippines, 1,470.
149, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 1,457.
150, Tim Frenz, Dickinson, N.D., 1,453.
151, Douglas Hankins, Boise, Idaho, 1,449.
152, Martin Bedford, Altus, Okla., 1,446.
153, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 1,428.
154, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 1,415.
155, Casey Knutson, Sparks, Nev., 1,414.
156, Adam Wilson, Reno, Nev., 1,401.
157, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 1,381.
158, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,356.
159, Agustin Aranguren, Argentina, 1,323.
160, Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., 1,315.
161, Xu Chen, China, 1,314.
162, Qi Wankang, China, 1,285.
163, Xiao Lu, China, 1,263.
164, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 1,258.
165, w-Jill Creamer, Folsom, Calif., 1,247.
166, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 1,216.
167, Mohamed Janahi, Bahrain, 809.


Final Qualifying Standings (after 32 games; 8 games each in Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark Championship rounds; top 42 advance to cashers round Sunday):

1, E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 7,347.
2, B.J. Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 7,340.
3, Sam Cooley, Australia, 7,249.
4, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 7,248.
5, Matthew O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 7,231.
6, Dom Barrett, England, 7,217.
7, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 7,189.
8, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 7,151.
9, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 7,136.
10, Arturo Quintero, Mexico, 7,107.
11, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 7,077.
12, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, 7,073.
13, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7,064.
14, Matthew McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 7,055.
15 (tie), Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, and Patrick Girard, Canada, 7,051.
17, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7,032.
18, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 7,007.
19, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,996.
20, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 6,971.
21, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,967.
22, Mik Stampe, Denmark, 6,965.
23, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 6,963.
24, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 6,961.
25, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 6,958.
26, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 6,945.
27 (tie), Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and Francois Louw, South Africa, 6,942.
29, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,938.
30, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,923.
31, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 6,917.
32, Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 6,914.
33, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,911.
34, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 6,908.
35, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 6,907.
36, Kevin Donovan, Painted Post, N.Y., 6,903.
37 (tie), Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, and Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 6,902.
39, Richie Teece, England, 6,899.
40 (tie), Nicholas Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., and Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 6,898.
42, Markus Jansson, Sweden, 6,892.

Failed to advance:
43, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 6,890.
44, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,889.
45, Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 6,886.
46, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 6,876.
47, Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 6,867.
48, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 6,866.
49, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 6,863.
50, Stuart Williams, England, 6,855.
51, Darren Tang, San Francisco, Calif., 6,844.
52, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,837.
53, J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., 6,832.
54, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 6,831.
55, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,830.
56, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6,829.
57, Liu Shaoyi, China, 6,818.
58, Mike DeVaney, Winchester, Calif., 6,814.
59, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 6,810.
60, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6,808.
61, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 6,805.
62, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 6,799.
63, Zhiyong Wang, China, 6,798.
64, Chris Arcaro, Wilmington, N.C., 6,790.
65, Jakob Butturff, Chandler, Ariz., 6,784.
66, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 6,783.
67, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,782.
68 (tie), Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, and Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6,774.
70, Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 6,772.
71, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 6,766.
72, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 6,755.
73, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 6,753.
74, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6,746.
75, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 6,744.
76, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 6,740.
77, Benjamin Canfield, Tempe, Ariz., 6,736.
78, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 6,723.
79, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6,720.
80, Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., 6,719.
81, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 6,707.
82 (tie), Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., and PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 6,702.
84, Graham Fach, Canada, 6,692.
85, w-Daria Pajak, Poland, 6,689.
86, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 6,684.
87 (tie), Andrew Cain, Phoenix, and Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 6,671.
89, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 6,663.
90, Anton Ahlgren, Sweden, 6,657.
91, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 6,656.
92, Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., 6,653.
93, Wang Hongbo, China, 6,646.
94, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 6,628.
95, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 6,620.
96, Patrick Allen, South Salem, N.Y., 6,619.
97, w-Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 6,618.
98, Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 6,613.
99, Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 6,608.
100, Blake Demore, Springfield, Mo., 6,606.
101, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 6,592.
102, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 6,581.
103, Jonathan Wilbur, North Clarendon, Vt., 6,580.
104, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 6,572.
105, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 6,570.
106, w-Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W.Va., 6,569.
107 (tie), Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., and Zhongli Mi, China, 6,563.
109, Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 6,559.
110, Michael Wittendorff, Denmark, 6,554.
111, LeVinc Samuels, Bermuda, 6,552.
112, Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 6,541.
113, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 6,530.
114, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 6,508.
115, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,505.
116, w-Ingellimar Beasley, Venezuela, 6,492.
117, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 6,478.
118, Lars Nielsen, Denmark, 6,474.
119, Ray Teece, England, 6,470.
120, Ryan Graywacz, Feeding Hills, Mass., 6,466.
121, Tobias Boerding, Germany, 6,461.
122, Zhang Haitao, China, 6,452.
123, Clint Land, Houston, 6,450.
124, Russell Lopes, Carmichael, Calif., 6,446.
125, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 6,436.
126, David Krol, Nixa, Mo., 6,427.
127, D.J. Archer, Friendswood, Texas, 6,426.
128 (tie), Wang Dali, China, and Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 6,414.
130, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 6,399.
131, Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 6,383.
132, Hashim Guinomla, Philippines, 6,379.
133, David Maycock, Bermuda, 6,362.
134, Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 6,356.
135, w-Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 6,348.
136, Paul Moor, England, 6,340.
137, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 6,323.
138 (tie), Lou Yi, China, and w-Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 6,316.
140, Derek Handy, Redmond, Wash., 6,302.
141, Cody McCowin, Daytona Beach, Fla., 6,298.
142, Brett Cooper, Denver, 6,297.
143, Jeremy Mooney, West Palm Beach, Fla., 6,275.
144, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,166.
145, Xu Chen, China, 6,120.
146, Martin Bedford, Altus, Okla., 6,103.
147, w-Liz Kuhlkin, Rotterdam, N.Y., 6,100.
148, Casey Knutson, Sparks, Nev., 6,094.
149, Jonathan Hocsman, Argentina, 6,035.
150, J.T. Jackson, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 5,980.
151, Matthew Wozney, Clayton, Del., 5,973.
152, Will Vidulich, Parsippany, N.J., 5,936.
153, Adam Wilson, Reno, Nev., 5,931.
154, Douglas Hankins, Boise, Idaho, 5,915.
155, Mateo Hernandez, Argentina, 5,905.
156, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 5,895.
157, Qi Wankang, China, 5,892.
158, Stephen Bennett, Hampton, Va., 5,796.
159, Agustin Aranguren, Argentina, 5,794.
160, Rickai Binns, Bermuda, 5,793.
161, Steve Ford, Seaside, Ore., 5,748.
162, Tim Frenz, Dickinson, N.D., 5,735.
163, w-Jill Creamer, Folsom, Calif., 5,352.
164, Xiao Lu, China, 5,260.
165, Cody Copeland, Abilene, Texas, 5,234.
166, Adrian McCoy, British Virgin Islands, 4,982.

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