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England’s Dom Barrett Wins Brunswick Euro Challenge for Fifth PBA Title


MUNICH, Germany – England’s Dom Barrett ended a three-year PBA Tour title drought when he defeated Thailand’s Jojoe Yannaphon, 237-221, to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream-Bowl Palace. Barrett, 31, won his fifth PBA Tour title and his first since winning the PBA International- World Bowling Tour Qatar Open in 2014. He got a break in the tightly-contested title match when Yannaphon left the 8-10 split in his 10th frame and opened.

Barrett was the top qualifier for the three- player stepladder finals and ended a series of championship round close calls, including third-place finishes earlier in the year in the FireLake Tournament of Champions and the PBA Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic, and in the 2016 PBA World Championship during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in December in Reno, Nev.

Yannaphon, who had qualified second for the finals, defeated England’s Stuart Williams
in the opening stepladder match, 10-9 in a one ball roll-off after they tied at 204. Yannaphon threw three strikes in his 10th frame to force the roll-off after Williams struck and then left a 10 pin in his 10th frame. The Thai player then struck in the roll-off and Williams left another 10 pin.

Next on the PBA Tour’s 2017 schedule will be the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship followed by the L.L. Bean PBA League Elias Cup finals at the newly-renovated Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, April 9-16.

Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine.