INDIANAPOLIS (February 26, 2020) – Jesper Svensson was a Swedish 25-year-old lefthanded player with an average of 238.77 while he won 11 of his 16 games Wednesday to earn the top spot for Saturday’s stepladder finals in the Indianapolis PBA Go Bowling Open at Royal Pin Woodland with 24 pins over. Shawn Maldonado of Houston, Texas.
Svensson, who will be bowling for his eighth career title, added a total of 7,493 pins to the top five pitches in the final which includes two players vying for their first title: Maldonado and Nick Pate of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Anthony Simonsen of Little Elm, Texas was third, claiming 42-year-old Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Michigan, fifth in the finals, who fired the final game of 287 to advance from 10th place. into the competition round.
Saturday’s stepladder finals will air live on FS1 at 8:30 pm EST. The Indianapolis Open has been included in the 2020 “$ 300 million bonus” promotional program which will pay a $ 1 million bonus to the tournament champion if he bowls 300 games in Saturday’s tournament game.
Competition in Indianapolis continues Thursday with two seven-game qualifying rounds in the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Tournament at 9 a.m. and 5pm The top 16 teams will advance to Friday’s two rounds of Baker game playtime and 6pm to decide five teams that will compete for the title on Saturday at 4:30 pm. The finals will be scheduled to air on FS1 on Sunday, March 8, at noon.
Both competitions are debated on a “two-way position” scoring environment in which a 42-foot Mark Roth oil pattern is placed on the left row and a Marshall Holman 37 pattern on the right row. FloBowling is live streamed on all qualifying rounds and matches of both tournaments (memberships are available at FloBowling.com).
GO BOWLING PBA INDIANAPOLIS OPEN
(PBA Go Go Bowling 2020 Tour 2 event)
Royal Pin Forest, Indianapolis, Wednesday
Final Play Stages (after 30 games; top five advance to live stepladder finals on FS1 Saturday at 8:30 pm EST)
1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 11-5, 7,493.
2, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 11-5, 7,469.
3, Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, 10-6, 7,350.
4, Nicholas Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 9-6-1, 7,288.
5, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 8-8, 7,192.
6, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 11-5, 7,143, $ 5,000.
7, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 7-8-1, 7,142, $ 4,500.
8, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 6-10, 7,099, $ 4,100.
9, Matt Russo, Fairview Heights, Ill., 8-8, 7,094, $ 3,700.
10, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, NC, 7-9, 7,087, $ 3,500.
11, Greg Ostrander, Brick, NJ, 8-8, 7,064, $ 3,300.
12, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6-10, 7,027, $ 3,100.
13, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 7-8-1, 6,973, $ 3,000.
14, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, NY, 4-11-1, 6,934, $ 2,700.
15, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 6-10, 6,924, $ 2,600.
16, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 7-9, 6,876, $ 2,500.
300 Games: Nick Pate, Matt Russo.