Ruthvin wins his first “STAR” on the P.W.P.T.

Posted July 25th, 2019

Joe Ruthvin was the winner of the 2019 Pop Whitten Pro Tour Stop # 10 at Dual Lanes for his first “STAR” on the P.W.P.T. Ruthvin tossed 914 the six games of qualifying, was the only bowler to go 5-0 in the division round with a total of 782 making him the number one seed for the bracket finals.  Joe defeated Walt Brooks in the second round bracket finals 131-128, Josh Ciepiela 186-118 in the semi-final match & John DeAntoniis 151-149 in the final match to earn the $1350.00 first place prize.


Other tournament highlights:


Top qualifier, John Davis Jr. tossed 977 for six games in the qualifying round & 821 in the division round, averaging 163 for the eleven games.

Rich Hipkins tossed 869 for five games in the division round, averaging 174.


There were three 200 games & five 500 sets, one of which was Eddie Dix who tossed an 096 his first game and followed up with 182 & 227 for a 505. Others were:


Lisa Huber 206

Rich Hipkins 217

Brian Santuccio-Wever 503

Matt Kruger 519

Rich Hipkins 534

John Davis Jr. 536


Other Dual Lanes bowlers that made the top 36 were:


Brian Banzhoff

Rich Hipkins

Bernie Hipkins

Gary McKinsey


This was the second highest ever scratch cut (884) in the P.W.P.T. tournament history. 889 is the highest.


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