Day one leader, Derek Eoff
483 bowler trekked to the bowling Mecca of Milwaukee and bowled against the best in the world in the USBC Masters Tuesday. This unique format tournament features a 10 game qualifier, the field is cut to the 120 bowlers. They shoot 5 more games and then the field is cut to the top 63 plus defending champion, Doug Kent.
They then bowl double elimination 3 games matches with total pins winning...until only 4 are left who then shoot in a step-ladder final on Sunday live at Miller Park.
Here are the top 63:
ROUND ONE QUALIFYING
(Pos., name, hometown, five-game pinfall.)
1, Derek Eoff, Greenfield, Wis., 1,252.
2, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,213.
3, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,208.
4, Robert Gotchall, Lincoln, Neb., 1,200.
5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,191.
6, Alex Cavagnaro, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 1,184.
7, Kenneth Lowe Jr., Oxon Hill, Md., 1,182.
8, Mike DeVaney, Temecula, Calif., 1,181.
9, Aaron Koch, Wichita, Kan., 1,179.
10, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,175.
11, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 1,173.
12, Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 1,165.
13, (TIE) Howard Marshall, Baltimore, and D.J. Archer, Carrollton, Texas, 1,162.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,156.
16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,152.
17, Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1,150.
18, Brian Kjergaard, Fulton, Ill., 1,148.
19, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 1,138.
20, Tim Janz, Beaver Dam, Wis., 1,129.
21, Ralph Hibbard, Mukwonago, Wis., 1,128.
22, (TIE) Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., and Ben Hoefs, West Bend, Wis., and Justin Veitch, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,127.
26, (TIE) Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., and Brandon Harris, Akron, Ohio, 1,123.
28, Bill O'Neill, Levittown, Pa., 1,121.
29, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,115.
30, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,112.
31, Jacob Peters, Decatur, Ill., 1,111.
32, Matt Stock, Omro, Wis., 1,110.
33, Darin Galbraith, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,108.
34, (TIE) Michael Wedemeier, O'Fallon, Mo., and Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., and Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,107.
37, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,105.
38, (TIE) Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., and Sean Swanson, Springfield, Mo., 1,104.
40, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 1,102.
41, (TIE) Ross Strand, Green Bay, Wis., and Anthony Moses, Inkster, Mich., 1,097.
43, (TIE) Matt Tomsu, Omaha, Neb., and Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 1,096.
45, (TIE) Joe Crocco, Racine, Wis., and Justin Crosby, Holly, Mich., and William Guszczo, Orland Park, Ill., 1,094.
48, Nick Plouff, Tomahawk, Wis., 1,092.
49, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,090.
50, (TIE) Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, and Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., and Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 1,088.
53, (TIE) Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., and Aaron Jones, Chicago, 1,087.
55, (TIE) Brian Hayes, Lakewood, Colo., and Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,086.
57, Frank Guccione, Highlandsranch, Colo., 1,082.
58, (TIE) John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., and John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., and Michael Neumann, Ozone Park, N.Y., 1,081.
61, (TIE) Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., and Mitchell Beasley, Arlington, Texas, 1,080.
63, Michael Faliero, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,078.
Qualifying continues with 4 squads today at 8:30am.