Ironton's Allen rolls with pros at PBA Detroit swing
A lot of bowling went on in Detroit last week. Kirby Allen of Ironton ventured to the Motor City to join PBATour members and others for the Don Carter Classic, Carmen Salvino Classic, Mark Roth Classic and Earl Anthony PBA Players Championship. The four singles tournaments, along with five PBA League matches, made up the Detroit Winter Swing.
Allen came in 29th in the Don Carter Classic. He had a pinfall of 1,859 for eight games (232 average) and collected $730. He rolled one of the nine 300 games during qualifying. Wes Malott averaged 255 for 17 games to secure No. 1 spot when the TV finals air on ESPN. He also rolled a 300. Jason Sterner averaged 251 and earned the other spot in the finals.
Allen wound up 67th in the Mark Roth Classic and withdrew from the Earl Anthony PBA Players Championship.
BOWLING BENEFIT: The first Barboursville Bloodhounds No-Tap Handicap Bowling Tournament & Bowl-A-Thon will be held March 3 at Colonial Lanes. Festivities will start at noon. Entry fee is $25 and cash prizes for top five.
For people just wanting to bowl, open bowling is $10 per person and includes 3 games and shoe rental with proceeds going directly to K-9 "Gus." of the Barboursville Police Department. There will be cash brackets, raffles and door prizes throughout the event. One prize is a trip for two to Hawaii courtesy of Colonial Lanes.
All proceeds will go directly to K-9 "Gus." Sign up at Colonial Lanes or call Sean Moore at 304 429-9400 or Tim Corbett at 304 416-1080.
500 CLUB TOURNAMENT: The Huntington 500 Club's City Tournament will be held March 10 at Colonial Lanes. Bowling starts at 1 p.m. Entry forms at Colonial and Strike Zone. Call Judy Keith at 304-529-3479 or Joan Hopkins at 304-429-6175.
ALL STARS BOWL: Chris Paul, NBA guard for the Los Angeles Clippers and one of the owners in the new PBA League, is host for the Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars on Sunday at 4 p.m. The fifth annual fundraiser benefits Paul's CP3 Foundation.
In addition to Paul, celebrites bowling include Blake Griffin, Jalen Rose, Terrell Owens, Kevin Hart, Chris Hardwick, LaMarr Woodley and Jesse Williams. PBA stars competing are Chris Barnes, Norm Duke, Jason Belmonte, Sean Rash, Osku Palermaa, Bill O'Neill, Mike Fagan and Missy Parkin. In addition, a best-ball competition returns featuring the celebrity competitors plus actor Quinton Aaron.
RASH COMES THROUGH: Sean Rash threw two strikes in the 10th frame to clinch a 225-215 victory for his BROOKLYN STyLES team over the New York City WTT KingPins in the debut of PBA League team bowling last Sunday on ESPN. The STyLES held a two-pin lead heading into the 10th frame. After KingPins' anchor bowler Pete Weber struck and spared in his half of the 10th frame, Rash answered with two strikes to lock up the win.
Sunday's win gave the STyLES 18 points in the race for the top five positions for the end-of-season PBA League Elias Cup finals. Owner Billie Jean King's KingPins earned 12 points as runners-up. The first of five rounds included the top five of eight five-player teams that had qualified over a span of four days and 32 team games on four different lane conditions as part of the PBA Detroit Winter Swing. Round 2 is scheduled Feb. 10 on ESPN. Complete results at PBA Tour.com.
David Walsh is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Contact him at 304-526-2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.