5th November, Kuwait: 2019 PBA Hall of Famer, Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C. won the opening round of the finals at the WBT-PBA 13th Kuwait International Open with compatriot, AJ Johnson in second and Canada's Mitch Hupe third.
2015 Bowling World Open champion, Osku Palermaa of Finland rolled the tournament's 21st perfect game in his opener to lead Kamron Doyle of USA and 2018 World Men's Championships Masters gold medallist, Mitch Hupe tieing in second.
The 35-year-old two-handed Finn added another sizzling 278 in the second game but had a second American, Greg Young close on his heels in second, 11 pins adrift. The lowest game was from Hupe with 256 dropping him down the field.
Huge games were posted in the second game with 2019 Asian Championships Trios silver medallist, Khaled Aldubyyan of Kuwait and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., adding 289s, Jones, Johnson and Young all had 278s while Doyle managed 257.