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Diana Zavjalova Wins PBA Kokomo Central/Midwest Shootout

Kokomo, Ind. (Oct. 4, 2015) – Diana Zavjalova of Beavercreek, Ohio, defeated J.R. Raymond of Bay City, Mich., 210-186, to win the PBA Kokomo Central/Midwest Shootout presented by Security Federal Savings Bank at Heritage Lanes Sunday, becoming the eighth woman to win a standard PBA Regional title.


Zavjalova, a native of Latvia and a two-time Professional Women’s Bowling Association champion, earned $2,000 and is now eligible to enter the 2016 FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions. She joins Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick, Missy Parkin, Shannon O’Keefe, Adrienne Miller, Clara Guerrero and Japan’s Yuka Tsuchiya as a PBA Regional title winner. Amy Stolz and Jodi Woessner also have won regionals as non-members and therefore didn’t receive credit for titles.


To reach the title match, Zavjalova downed Kelly Jordon of Marion, Ohio, 255-202, while Raymond topped Ronnie Sparks of Ecorse, Mich., 211-135, in the semifinal round. She has previously eliminated Patrick Dombrowski of Parma, Ohio, 2-0, in the best-of-three-game Round of 8 and Dean Mueller of Vernon Hills, Ill., 2-0, in the best-of-three Round of 12.


Raymond earned $1,300 for second place. Sparks and Jordon each earned $850 as semifinal round losers.


The next PBA Central Region tournament is a one-day/reduced entry fee event in Muskegon, Mich., this Sunday.



Heritage Lanes, Kokomo, Ind., Sunday



f-Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, ($2,000) def. J.R. Raymond, Bay City, Mich., ($1,300), 210-186.


Semifinal Round (losers earned $850):

Raymond def. Ronnie Lee Sparks, Ecorse, Mich., 211-135.

f-Diana Zavjalova def. Kelly Jordon, Marion, Ohio, 255-202.


Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $600 each):

Sparks def. E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 2-1.

Jordon def. Luke Matthys, Whitestown, Ind., 2-0.

Raymond def. Jimmy Ogden, Indianapolis, Ind., 2-0.

Zavjalova def. Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio, 2-0.


Round of 12 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $450 each):

Tackett def. Michael Schlabach, Goshen, Ind., 2-1.

Zavjalova def. s-Dean Mueller, Vernon Hills, Ill., 2-0.

Matthys def. A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 2-1.

Ogden def. Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw, Mich., 2-1.


s-denotes PBA50 player