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From beginners to professionals, bowling is an easy sport to learn and a challenging sport to master. For the little ones, we add bumpers to make sure they can enjoy a fun game. For the enthusiast, we’re the only center in Wilmington to offer synthetic lanes. We’re the perfect destination for your next corporate event, private birthday party, or a casual get-together with friends. Whether you’re hitting the lanes with family or friends, or you’re looking for the perfect Wilmington event venue. you’ll love our 24 synthetic bowling lanes, two full-service bars, game rooms and the area’s largest pool hall. We are also home to the Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Club. They watch every Steelers game on our huge 10′ high definition projection screen. Come join the fun!

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Pin Down Pro Shop is the best choice in Wilmington for your bowling supply needs. We can also improve your game.

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Breaktime Grille is the place to take a break and enjoy some great pub-style food and drink favorites, like Buffalo wings, burgers, sandwiches and more. Breaktime offers beer and daily drink specials. Want to throw a party? Host it at Breaktime. We offer on-site and off-site catering for your small get together or big celebration.

Breaktime has two convenient bars, ”Lucky Strike” which is next to Ten Pin Alley—so refreshment is just steps away, and our larger pub-style bar located in Breaktime Billiards. We are also the home to the Pittsburgh Steelers fan club!

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Saturday Youth Saturday 10:00am Sept 11th 4
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Puerto Rico’s Cristian Azcona Makes History with First PBA Tour Title in PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Puerto Rico’s Cristian Azcona became his country’s first Professional Bowlers Association champion Sunday when he defeated AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., 217-214, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center.

In a title match between two players vying for their first PBA Tour title, three pins separated the pair heading into the 10th frame when the 24-year-old Azcona threw three strikes to clinch the title and hand the 25-year-old Johnson his fourth second-place finish in PBA Tour competition.

“It feels amazing,” Azcona said. “I’ve always thought about this, but it feels amazing.”

Both players struggled to deal with the touchy lane conditions but Azcona found the solution first, throwing a late string of three strikes to take the lead.

“I moved in a little and hooked the ball a little more,” he said. Knowing he needed two strikes and at least eight pins in the 10th frame to lock up his first title, “I thought thank God I’m finishing on my good lane, and then I just concentrated on making good shots.

“I wasn’t sure (I was the first Puerto Rican to win a PBA Tour title), but knowing the bowlers in Puerto Rico, I had a pretty good idea. I figured if it ever happened, I’d be the first one.”

Making bowling history for his country was secondary, however, to winning his first PBA Tour title.

“I’ve been thinking about that ever since I decided to take this sport seriously, which is most of my life,” he said. “It’s a dream come true.”

The two finalists have followed remarkably similar paths in their young PBA careers. Azcona, a former collegiate star at Lindenwood University, was the PBA South Region’s Player of the Year in 2017, his PBA rookie year. Johnson, a former All-American with McKendree University, was the 2017 PBA Midwest Region Player of the Year. Azcona is a five-time member of Puerto Rico’s national bowling team; Johnson is four-time member of Team USA.

In the opening match, Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla., took advantage of Tommy Jones’ inability to strike on the right lane until the ninth frame, eliminating the tournament qualifying leader, 214-185. But after building a 29-pin lead on four strikes in five frames in the semifinal match, Daugherty lost his shot at the title when he left and failed to convert the 4-6-9-10 split in the ninth frame while Johnson ran off a string of five strikes on his way to a 224-201 win.

The Wilmington Open is the second of eight PBA Xtra Frame Tour events in 2018 and a part of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour. The third PBA Xtra Frame Tour event will be the Greater Jonesboro Open at Hijinx in Jonesboro, Ark., June 1-3.

For Xtra Frame subscriptions, visit xtraframe.tv. Subscriptions are available for three days ($3.99), 30 days ($7.99) or for a full year at a cost of about $1.25 per week.

PBA XTRA FRAME WILMINGTON OPEN

Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center, Wilmington, N.C., Sunday

Final Standings:

  • 1. Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, $10,000.
  • 2. AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., $5,000.
  • 3. Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., $3,000.
  • 4. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., $2,000.

Stepladder Results:

  • Match One – Daugherty def. Jones, 214-185.
  • Semifinal Match – Johnson def. Daugherty, 224-201.
  • Championship – Azcona def. Johnson, 217-214.

Round of 8 Standings (after 17 games; top 4 advanced):

  • 1. Azcona, 4,075.
  • 2. Johnson, 3,922.
  • 3. Jones, 3,914.
  • 4. Daugherty, 3,905.
  • 5. Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 3,869, $1,500.
  • 6. Chris Polizzi, Spring Hill, Fla., 3,857, $1,400.
  • 7. Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 3,786, $1,300.
  • 8. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,751, $1,200.

Round of 16 Cashers (after 15 games):

  • 9. Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3,343, $1,250.
  • 10. Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 3,321, $1,100.
  • 11. Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,306, $1,000.
  • 12. Michael Vitalone, Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., 3,302, $900.
  • 13. Sean Wilcox, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 3,287, $875.
  • 14. Richie Teece, England, 3,285, $850.
  • 15. Eric Cornog, Cherry Hill, N.J., 3,238, $825.
  • 16. Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., 3,221, $800.

Cashers Round Cashers (after 12 games):

17 (tie), Graham Fach, Canada, and Andrew Klingler, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2,589, $745.

    • 19. Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., 2,575, $730.
    • 20. Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 2,559, $720.
    • 21. Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 2,545, $710.
    • 22. Zachary Seals, Kingsland, Ga., 2,534, $700.
    • 23. Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,530, $690.
    • 24. Kole Payne, Charlotte, N.C., 2,525, $680.
    • 25. Lee Vanderhoef, Canton, Ga., 2,502, $670.
    • 26. Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 2,486, $655.
    • 26. n-Brian Locke, Raleigh, NC, 2,486, $655.
    • 28. Leon Platt, Summerville, S.C., 2,474, $640.
    • 29. Cody Mullis, Crystal River, Fla., 2,471, $625.
    • 30. Mark Tarkington, Elizabeth City, N.C., 2,471, $625.
    • 31. Kristian Rogers, Salisbury, N.C., 2,450, $610.
    • 32. Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 2,359, $600.

300 Games: Marshall Kent, Cristian Azcona.

n-denotes non-member.

BJ Moore Wins First PBA Tour Title in Wilmington Open

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Aug. 14, 2019) – BJ Moore of Greensburg, Pennsylvania defeated 13-time Professional Bowlers Association titlist Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois, 243=215, to win his first PBA Tour title in the Go Bowling! Professional Bowlers Association Tour’s Wilmington Open Wednesday at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center.

Moore, a 30-year-old right-hander, ended a seven-year quest for his first title in his 50th PBA Tour tournament. Moore’s previous best finish was second place in both the 2016 and 2019 PBA Scorpion Championships.

“I don’t know what to say; it’s awesome,” Moore said. “I’m a process guy and that’s definitely what I was focused on this week. Sometimes you have to take your lumps before you can win, but it’s all been worth it.”

Rash praised Moore for his performance. “He threw it great when he needed to,” Rash, the top qualifier, said. “It was a great effort.”

Moore gained the upper hand in the final match, throwing strikes on his first four shots while Rash left a 7-10 split and opened in his fourth frame. Moore, however, failed to convert the 3-6-10 in his fifth frame to slow his momentum. Nursing a modest lead and taking advance of Rash’s inability to carry strikes on the right lane, Moore put together another string of four strikes to win going away.

In the first match of the four-man stepladder finals, Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington flirted with the first perfect game in FloBowling’s inaugural season of PBA Tour livestreaming coverage, rolling strikes in the first nine frames of a 274-179 victory over reigning PBA Player of the Year Andrew Anderson of Holly, Michigan. Kent lost his bid for a 300 game when he left the 3-6 on his first shot in the 10th frame.

In the semifinal match, Kent failed to convert a 2-5-7 split in the fourth frame, but Moore returned the favor, leaving the 4-6-10 split for an open in his sixth frame. Kent doubled to regain the lead, but made another mistake, leaving the 2-8-10 for another open frame. Moore responded with three strikes to lock up a 214-181 win to advance to the title match.

The Wilmington Open was the fourth of 10 events that are part of the FloBowling PBA Summer Tour. The FloBowling PBA Summer Tour resumes Saturday when the PBA Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic qualifying gets underway at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment in Middletown, Delaware.

For subscription information, visit FloBowling.com

For current FloBowling PBA Summer Tour competition points standings that affect the USBC Cup, FloBowling PBA ATX Invite and PBA China Tiger Cup invitation lists, visit https://www.pba.com/SeasonStats/PointsLists/132.

PBA WILMINGTON OPEN

Ten Pin Family Fun Center, Wilmington, N.C., Wednesday

Final Standings:

  • 1. BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., $10,000,
  • 2. Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., $5,000.
  • 3. Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., $3,000.
  • 4. Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., $2,400.

Playoff Results:

  1. Match One – Kent def. Anderson, 274-179.
  2. Semifinal Match – Moore def. Kent. 214-181.
  3. Championship – Moore def. Rash, 243-215.

Final Round of 8 Standings (after 17 games; top 4 advanced):

  • 1. Rash, 4,007.
  • 2. Moore, 3,998.
  • 3. Kent, 3,990.
  • 4. Anderson, 3,989.
  • 5. Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., 3,948, $1,800.
  • 6. EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind., 3,937, $1,500.
  • 7. Brad Miller, Lees Summit, Mo., 3,890, $1,300.
  • 8. Dom Barrett, England, 3,889, $1,200.

Round of 16 Cashers (after 15 games, top 8 advanced):

  • 9. AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 3,468, $1,100.
  • 10. Stuart Williams, England, 3,464, $1,000.
  • 11. Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,460, $950.
  • 12. AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 3,451, $900.
  • 13. x-William Svensson, Sweden, 3,412, $875.
  • 14. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,392, $850.
  • 15. Michael Davidson, Versailles, Ohio, 3,374, $825.
  • 16. Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,360, $800.

Other Cashers Round (after 12 games; top 16 advanced):

  • 17. Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2,726, $675.
  • 18. Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 2,726, $670.
  • 19. Zacharay Wilkins, Canada, 2,720, $665.
  • 20. Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 2,718, $660.
  • 21. Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 2,712, $655.
  • 22. Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 2,705, $650.
  • 23. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,688, $645.
  • 24. Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,683, $640.
  • 25. Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz., 2,676, $635.
  • 26. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 2,660, $630.
  • 27. Greg Ostrander, Brick, N.J., 2,654, $625.
  • 28. JR Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 2,652, $620.
  • 29. Jeff Beasley, Angier, N.C., 2,597, $615.
  • 30. Mike Coffey, Melbourne, Fla., 2,561, $610.
  • 31. Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 2,552, $605.
  • 32. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,900, $600.

x-Svensson (268) def. Kruml (239) and Azcona (232) in a one-game roll-off to break a tie for 16th place.

n-denotes non-PBA member.

Anthony Simonsen Wins PBA Xtra Frame Wilmington Open Twenty-year-old Texas two-hander wins third career PBA Tour title

WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 29, 2017) – Texas two-hander Anthony Simonsen defeated top qualifier Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla., 224-177, to win the Professional Bowlers Association’s Xtra Frame Wilmington Open at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center Sunday.

Simonsen, now 20, claimed his third career title and first since becoming the youngest player in PBA history to win a major title when he won the 2016 USBC Masters at age 19.

“I figured out the difference between the two lanes, and that was my advantage,” Simonsen said. “When it’s your day, it’s your day. I’ve been getting frustrated making TV shows and not winning, but you have to keep opening the door.”

Simonsen and Page both ran into early trouble in the title match, leaving four-count splits which neither converted. But Simonsen followed his third-frame split with a string of five strikes to take command of the match while Page struggled to carry strikes. A second unconverted split in the eighth frame ended Page’s hope for his first singles title since since early in 2009.

In a semifinal match duel between two of the PBA’s bright young stars, Simonsen ended EJ Tackett’s bid for an eighth career title, and fourth in PBA Xtra Frame events, 258-223. Simonsen struck on eight of his first nine shots, but the 24-year-old Tackett was right behind until back-to-back solid 10 pins in the eighth and ninth frames ended his rally.

In the opening match of the four-player stepladder, Tackett left the 3-4-10 split and opened in the first frame, but responded with a string of five strikes. Jason Sterner of Rockledge, Fla., struck on his first shot, but left splits and opened in two of the next three frames to dig a hole he couldn’t escape. Tackett won handily, 242-199.

Next up on the PBA Xtra Frame Tour is the third tournament in the seven-event Xtra Frame Storm Cup points series, the Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open at Jonesboro Bowling Center in Jonesboro, Ark., next Saturday and Sunday. Both days of competition will be live streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription information, visit xtraframe.tv.

PBA XTRA FRAME WILMINGTON OPEN

Ten Pin Family Fun Center, Wilmington, N.C., Monday

Final Standings:

  • 1. Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, $10,000.
  • 2. Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., $5,500.
  • 3. EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., $3,000.
  • 4. Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., $2,500.

Stepladder Results:

  • Match One: Tackett def. Sterner, 242-199.
  • Semifinal Match: Simonsen def. Tackett, 258-223.
  • Championship: Simonsen def. Page, 224-177.

Final Match Play Standings (after 24 games, including match play bonus pins):

  • 1, Page, 10-2, 5,898.
  • 2, Simonsen, 8-4, 5,811.
  • 3, Tackett, 8-4, 5,799.
  • 4, Sterner, 8-4, 5,732.
  • 5, Dom Barrett, England, 8-4, 5,665, $1,800.
  • 6, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6-6, 5,602, $1,500.
  • 7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 4-7-1, 5,407, $1,300.
  • 8, BJ Moore III, Greensburg, Pa., 6-5-1, 5,381, $1,250.
  • 9, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5-7, 5,361, $1,200.
  • 10, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 5-7, 5,328, $1,175.
  • 11, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 4-8, 5,288, $1,150.
  • 12, Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 6-6, 5,271, $1,100.
  • 13, Josh Blanchard, Mesa, Ariz, 5-7, 5,265, $1,075.
  • 14, Jeff Evans, Supply, N.C., 6-6, 5,222, $1,050.
  • 15, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3-9, 5,158, $1,025.
  • 16, Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., 3-9, 4,992, $1,000.