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12 advance in Earl Anthony Classic at Dublin Bowl

 

Competition play got rolling Tuesday at Dublin Bowl for the Earl Anthony Memorial Classic, which wraps up Sunday with a grand final that will be televised live on ESPN.

Former touring player Dave Wodka, and his fiancé, Nicole Ellison, both of Chatsworth, Calif., were among the eight men and four women who advanced out of the Tour Qualifying Round Tuesday into the field for the Professional Bowlers Association event.

Wodka, who bowled as a full-time member of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour between 1991 and 2000, posted a seven-game total of 1,566 pins to lead the men's field. Also advancing to the 64-player Earl Anthony Memorial field were Steven Black, Phoenix; Ivan Miyasato, Clovis, Calif.; Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill.; Andres Gomez, Colombia; Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif.; Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and Rick Francis, Linden, Calif.

Advancing into the Round of 20 for the PBA Women's Series presented by BOWL.COM qualifying rounds were Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y.; Ellison; Renae Gross, North Port, Fla., and Tina Stickney, Chandler, Ariz. Baker led the women's Tour Qualifying Round with a seven-game total of 1,485 pins.

The bowlers advancing out of the TQR will join the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and PBA Women's Series exempt players for seven-game qualifying rounds Wednesday and Thursday. The top 28 men and 16 women after 14 games will advance to the best-of-seven-game, single-elimination match play rounds Friday. Match play will cull the fields to four men and two women for the live ESPN finals Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific).

PBA TOUR QUALIFYING ROUND

(Top 8 advance to Earl Anthony Memorial field of 64)

1, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,566

2, Steven Black, Phoenix, 1,557

3, (tie) Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., and Andres Gomez, Colombia, 1,505

6, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 1,489

7, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,485

8, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,461

9, Richard Torres, Antioch, Calif., 1,451, $1,000

10, Jason Andersen, Fremont, Calif., 1,449, $800

11, Derek Gregory, Sonora, Calif., 1,448, $600

12, Jeff Frankos, San Francisco, 1,424, $500

13, Chris Pitts, Fresno, Calif., 1,423, $450

14, Marvin Hale, Discovery Bay, Calif., 1,422, $400

15, Bob Aleksinski, Hillsboro, Ore, 1,414, $350

16, Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,411, $325

17, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 1,409, $300

18, Noah Berger, Berkeley, Calif., 1,397

19, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,393

20, Clark Walmer, Brentwood, Calif., 1,387

21, Ron Case, Oakley, Calif., 1,385

22, Joe Goldstein Sr., Hayward, Calif, 1,368

23, Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa., 1,366

24, David Doyle, Pacifica, Calif., 1,365

25, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,356

26, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,352

27, Gregory Thompson Jr, Dayton, Ohio, 1,350

28, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 1,348

29, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,346

30, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,342

31, Daryn Young, Danville, Calif., 1,334

32, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 1,331

33, Chuck Tillson, Rohnert Park, Calif, 1,327

34, George Aboud, San Jose, Calif., 1,326

35, Chris Hillman, Pleasanton, Calif, 1,324

36, Allen Blansette, Napa, Calif., 1,322

37, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 1,321

38, Ivan Yee, San Francisco, 1,318

39, Brian Cooper, Visalia, Calif., 1,311

40, Manuel Otalora, Weston, Fla., 1,298

41, Garrett Richardson, Martinez, Calif., 1,291

42, Derryck Mertz, Santa Clara, Calif., 1,283

43, Barry Richards, Lodi, Calif., 1,282

44, (tie) Kioni Sodaria, Stockton, Calif., and Aaron Pawloski, Volcano, Calif., 1,281

46, David O'Sullivan, Clearwater, Fla, 1,255

47, (tie) David Johns Jr., Brentwood, Calif., and Lindsey Wong, Sunnyvale, Calif., 1,250

49, Tom Marlow, Lemoore, Calif., 1,239

50, Eric vanGlabbeek, The Netherlands, 1,234

51, Mike Nadolski, Westland, Mich, 1,229

52, Justin Bautista, Pleasanton, Calif., 1,220

53, Jerry Case, Mountain View, Calif., 1,205

54, (tie) Kevin Beber, Albany, Calif., and Kenneth Daily, San Leandro. Calif., 1,201

56, (tie) Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., and Shawn Amatori, San Francisco, Calif, 1,188

58, Chris Bennett, Antioch, Calif., 1,180

59, Dave Moore, Hickman, Calif, 1,179

60, Matthew Gregory, Dublin, Calif., 1,175

61, Joe Monastiero, Livermore, Calif., 1,174

62, John Hallam, Hercules, Calif., 1,165

63, Randall Harmon, San Jose, Calif., 1,163

64, Ronnie Lenting, The Netherlands, 1,157

65, Warren Weatherford Jr., Alameda, Calif., 1,140

66, Drew Parkin, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 1,102

67, Brett Mercurio, San Jose, Calif, 1,098

68, Brandon Perino, Riverbank, Calif., 1,093

69, Craig Jensen, Hercules, Calif., 1,086

70, Jamar Lee, Walnut Creek, Calif., 1,062

71, Larry Anecito, Hollister, Calif., 1,021

WOMEN'S SERIES TOUR QUALIFYING ROUND

(Top four advance to Earl Anthony Memorial Women's Series field of 20)

1, Lindsay Baker, Amherst, N.Y., 1,485

2, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 1,329

3, Renae Gross, North Port, Fla., 1,323

4, Tina Stickney, Chandler, Ariz., 1,240

5, Jennifer Nelson, Menlo Park, Calif., 1,230

6, Cyndee Sutherland, San Jose, Calif., 1,213

7, Marie Alberto, Mountain View, Calif., 1,107

8, Rose Wolhar, Sunnyvale, Calif., 1,090

9, Diana Cavins, Fairfield, Calif., 1,050

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