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International Players Cash In During WSOB VIII


It’s not an inexpensive proposition for international players to tra vel to Reno to compete in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII, but a substantial number of the international players have cashed in on their investments.

After the four animal pattern rounds and the PBA World Championship cashers round, representatives from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Sweden and Venezuela earned prize money. That’s 10 of the record 23 countries entered earning a cash prize.

Overall, 83 different players in the field of 169 earned checks. That’s just a hair shy of half the field earning at least one check in WSOB VIII.

In recognition that age and gender do, in fact, play a role at the highest levels of competition, the PBA established special $300 cash awards to reward the highest- placing PBA50, PBA60 and women bowlers outside of the regular top
24 prize list for each animal pattern round, and special $650 cash prizes in the PBA World Championship. The “other cashers” were:

PBA50 (players ages 50-59): Cheetah – Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.,
25th; Chameleon – Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 29th; Scorpion – Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 32nd; S hark – Kev i n Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 44th; World Championship – Monacelli,

PBA60 (players ages 60 and older): Cheetah – Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 127th; Chameleon – Croucher, T66th; Scorpion – Ron Mohr, N. Las Vegas,
84th; Shark – Mohr, 136th; World
Championship – Mohr, 86th.

Women: Cheetah – Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N. Y., 33rd; Chameleon – Johnson, T86th; Scorpion – Summer Jasmine, Beckley, W.Va., 26th; Shark – Jasmine, 67th; World Championship – Johnson, 97th.

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