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New York City WTT KingPins Win PBA League Round 2

Jump into First Overall in the PBA League Standings

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New York City WTT KingPins

New York City WTT KingPins

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The New York City WTT KingPins qualified third overall for the PBA League Round 2 show, just enough to be guaranteed a spot in the stepladder finals without having to compete in the Clash Round. From there, they won all three matches on the way to winning Round 2 and catapulting themselves into the top spot in the overall league standings.

Clash Round Competitors

The fourth- through eighth-qualifying teams sent their designated number of bowlers to the Clash Round, looking to earn the #4 seed in the stepladder finals.

Every bowler throws one shot per round, with the low score (or scores, if there’s a tie) being eliminated until only one team is remains. That team then moves into the first stepladder match, taking on the New York City WTT KingPins in this case.

Clash Round 1

Parker Bohn III (L.A. X), 9
Wes Malott (L.A. X), X
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Styles), 9
Dom Barrett (Atom Splitters), 9
Andres Gomez (L.A. X), 6—eliminated
Jason Belmonte (L.A. X), X
Sean Rash (Styles), 9
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), 9
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), 7

Clash Round 2

Parker Bohn III (L.A. X), 7—eliminated
Wes Malott (L.A. X), 8
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Styles), X
Dom Barrett (Atom Splitters), X
Jason Belmonte (L.A. X), 9
Sean Rash (Styles), 8
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), X
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), 9

Clash Round 3

Wes Malott (L.A. X), X
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Styles), X
Dom Barrett (Atom Splitters), 9—eliminated
Jason Belmonte (L.A. X), 9—eliminated

Sean Rash (Styles),
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), X
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), X

Clash Round 4

Wes Malott (L.A. X), 6—eliminated
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Styles), X
Sean Rash (Styles), X
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), X
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), 7

Clash Round 5

Walter Ray Williams Jr. (Styles), 9—eliminated
Sean Rash (Styles), X
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), X
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), X

Clash Round 6

Sean Rash (Styles), X
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), X
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), X

Clash Round 7

Sean Rash (Styles), 9—eliminated
Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), X
Dan MacLelland (Jack Rabbits), 9—eliminated
Rhino Page (Strikers), X
Stuart Williams (Atom Splitters), 9—eliminated

Clash Round 8

Chris Barnes (Atom Splitters), 9—eliminated
Rhino Page (Strikers), X

Stepladder Match 1: New York City WTT KingPins vs. Dallas Strikers

Nothing but strikes—eight in all—for Rhino Page earned his team the fourth seed in the stepladder finals, taking on the third-seeded New York City WTT KingPins in the first match of Baker competition.

Strikers franchise player Norm Duke lined up his team like this (from first to fifth): Bryon Smith, Norm Duke, Amleto Monacelli, Mike Machuga, Rhino Page.

WTT KingPins franchise player Pete Weber countered with a lineup of (from first to fifth) John Szczerbinski, Jack Jurek, Tommy Jones, Pete Weber, Scott Norton.

The KingPins got out to a hefty lead early, and after one pass through each lineup, the KingPins were ahead by 31. The KingPins were clean through five, while the Strikers’ Page (the man who got them there) left the fifth frame open.

Soon after, the KingPins let the Strikers back into it. Jurek left the sixth frame open, and Jones left a 1-2-4-6-10 washout before picking it up. The KingPins sealed the victory in the ninth and 10th—while Machuga spared in the ninth and Page struck, followed by a total of seven on his next two shots in the 10th, Weber and Norton closed it out with four strikes off the sheet.

The KingPins would move on to face the Muscle in the next match.

Stepladder Match 2: Motown Muscle vs. New York City WTT KingPins

The KingPins rolled with the same lineup from the first match, and Mike Fagan’s lineup for the Muscle looked like this (in order from first to fifth): Ronnie Russell, Jesse Buss, Tom Smallwood, Mike Scroggins, Mike Fagan.

Motown began the match with open frames from both Russell and Buss, and although Szczerbinski struck in the KingPins’ first frame, Jurek surprisingly missed the 7 pin on a spare attempt in the second, which kept the Muscle in the game when they could’ve been out of it right away.

From there, we saw only strikes and spares from both teams for the rest of the game. With the moderate head start and a few more strikes strung together throughout the game, the KingPins were able to maintain their lead and advance to the finals with the Hitmen.

Stepladder Championship Match: Philadelphia Hitmen vs. New York City WTT KingPins

With no reason to mess with success, Weber and the KingPins stuck with the lineup that won the previous two matches. The Hitmen, led by franchise player Bill O’Neill, sent Chris Loschetter out first, followed by Dick Allen, Mike DeVaney, O’Neill and Mika Koivuniemi.

For the KingPins, Szczerbinski got things going with an open frame in the first, but each of the next four bowlers struck to give them a 21-pin lead after five frames.

From there, both teams struggled to strike, with Szczerbinski and Jurek picking up spares in the sixth and seventh for the KingPins, matched by spares from Loschetter and Allen for the Hitmen. As Tommy Jones struck in the eighth, Mike DeVaney left his frame open, leaving no chance for the Hitmen to come back after Weber’s strike in the ninth.

Even with a strike from O’Neill in the ninth and two strikes and a nine from Koivuniemi in the 10th, the KingPins would take the Round 2 title and move into the overall lead in the quest for the Elias Cup.

Final Standings and Points for PBA League Round 2

  1. New York City WTT KingPins, 12
  2. Philadelphia Hitmen, 8
  3. Motown Muscle, 6
  4. Dallas Strikers, 5
  5. L.A. X, 4
  6. Silver Lake Atom Splitters, 3
  7. Brooklyn Styles, 2
  8. Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits, 1

PBA League Standings (Through 2 of 5 Events)

TeamWinsTotal Points
New York City WTT KingPins124
Brooklyn Styles120
Motown Muscle015
Dallas Strikers013
Philadelphia Hitmen011
Silver Lake Atom Splitters09
L.A. X09
Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits03
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