I am about to head to Vernon Hills to watch the match play round begin (11:00 AM CST) but I wanted to give a quick update on yesterday's results.
Greenfield's Chad Kloss finished his 14 games of qualifying with a 239.14 average, good for 6th place. Ken Simard of Greenville, SC led qualifying with a 250.00 average, and the cut (32nd place) was a 228.36 from Mitch Beasley of Puyallup, WA.
Other notable names making the cut were...
2006 USBC Masters Champ (from the State Fair Expo Center) Doug Kent of Newark, NY in 3rd place
Walter Ray Williams, Jr (bowled in the TV round of the USBC Masters in 2007 at Miller Park) of Ocala, FL in 13th place
Steve Jaros (who defeated Williams on TV in 2007) of Yorkville, IL in 15th place
2005 USBC Masters Champ (from the US Cellular Arena) Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, TX in 20th place
Jack Jurek (who lost to Kent on TV in 2006) of Lackawanna, NY in 25th place
2004 USBC Masters Champ (from Miller Park) Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, MD in 28th place
Each bowler will bowl nine games of match play, cutting to the top 16, which will bowl another nine games starting at 6:00 PM tonight.
On the women's side, Missy Bellinder of Fullerton, CA led the qualifying with a 239.43 average, and the 10th place cut was Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, NV with a 211.64 average. Those 10 women do not bowl the early block, but will bowl their match play portion at 6:00 PM.