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Red-Hot Brian Gunn Wins Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open

Peru, Ill. (August 30, 2015) – Brian Gunn of Chicago defeated Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill. 279-269, to win the Professional Bowlers Association Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Region Open at Super Bowl Sunday.

Gunn, who fired a 269 game in his position round match to earn the fourth berth in the stepladder finals, then posted an 809 series in three stepladder matches to collect his second career PBA Regional title along with the $2,100 first prize.

Gunndefeated PBA rookie A.J. Johnson of Oswego, Ill., 279-233, in the semifinal game after eliminating Brad Miller of St. Charles, Mo. 251-195, in the first match.

Rash earned $1,200 for second place, Johnson won $1,000 for third, and Miller won $900 for fourth.

The PBA Midwest Region’s next event will be held at Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa, September 19-20.

PBA Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open
Super Bowl, Peru, Ill., Sunday, August 30


Final Standings: 1, Brian Gunn, Chicago, $2,100. 2, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., $1,200. 3, A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., $1,000. 4, Brad Miller, St. Charles, Mo., $900.  


Stepladder Results:

Match OneGunndef. Miller, 251-195.

Semifinal Match Gunndef. Johnson, 279-233.

ChampionshipGunndef. Rash, 279-269.