September 23, 2020 07:36
Liberal, Kan., (Sept. 22, 2020) –Chris Barnes from Double Oak, Texas won the fourth annual Liberal Kansas Southwest Open on Sunday at Ayr Lanes to capture his 29th PBA Regional title.
Barnes won his first five matches in the modified eight-game round robin match play finals to overtake previous leaders, Canadian Francois Lavoie and A.J. Chapman, from Manchester, Iowa. Barnes sealed the victory with a decisive win in the final game position round and earned $4,000 for first place.
Barnes completed the finals with a 7-1 record and 4,790 total pins. Lavoie finished runner up for the second year in a row with 4,657 pins and collected $2,400. Houston’s Shawn Maldonado finished in third place followed by Kyle Duster, from Scottsdale, Ariz. in fourth place.
The third annual PBA50 Waxahachie Southwest Open will be September 25-27 at Hilltop Lanes. The Southwest Region’s next open event is the PBA Oklahoma City Southwest Open.
PBA LIBERAL KANSAS SOUTHWEST OPEN, presented by French Construction
Ayr Lanes, Liberal, Kan., Sunday
Final Standings (after 21 games, including match play bonus pins):
- Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7-1, 4,790, $4,000.
- Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4-4, 4,657, $ 2,500.
- Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6-2, 4,651, $1,800.
- Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 5-3, 4,620, $1,400.
- AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 4-4, 4,597, $1,100.
- Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 5-3, 4,488, $850.
- Alex George, Wichita, Kan., 3-4-1, 4,426, $750.
- n-Connor Egan, Farmingdale, N.Y., 2-6, 4,419, $700.
- Dimitri Cruz, Denton, Texas, 5-3-0, 4,402, $ 675.
- Nathan Pope, Arvada, Colo., 2-5-1, 4,351, $650.
- ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2-6, 4,311, $625.
- Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 2-6, 4,204, $ 600
n-denotes non-PBA member