Japan Cup 2010
The Japan Cup is an annual competition between the 16 top ranked US PBA players and the top ranked 72 JPBA players. The competition began in 1986 and has continued uninterrupted for the past 24 years. It is one of the most prestigious events on the annual PBA calendar. Past winners have included stars from both the PBA and the JPBA. Multiple winners include Parker Bohn, Pete Weber, and Amleto Monnicelli. It is time to add another great playerís name to this list.
Tommy Jones used the Ebonite Mission to sweep the field at Tokyo Port Bowl on Sunday, April 25 for his third win in the Japan Cup. He joins Parker Bohn as the only person with more than two wins. In addition to his three wins in the Japan Cup, in 2003, Tommy was the runner up to Parker. Unbelievably consistent excellence from Mr. Jones!
The level of excitement at Port Bowl was pretty intense. For the past 7 years, the finals of the Japan Cup have been held at the Tokyo Central Gymnasium on purpose built lanes and featuring a crowd of about 3500 spectators. Prior to these last 7 years, the final had always been at Port Bowl. The 2010 event marked a return to the roots of the Japan Cup, but Port Bowl cannot hold the types of crowds that have become common for the finals of the cup. The place was very crowded and very loud. Great fun!
We are also pleased to announce that Dino Castillo used the Ebonite Mission to finish 2nd in the Japan Cup. Dino and Tommy are great friends. It was difficult to decide who to cheer for in the final match.
Last, certainly not least, Mike Fagan used the Columbia 300 Freeze for a fine 3rd place finish in the Cup. Mike had used the Columbia Bedlam and the Track 715C earlier in the week, but on Sunday, the Freeze helped him overcome some very difficult lane conditions.
Congratulations to all three of these great players and congratulations to team Ebonite for a great performance.
Ebonite Vice President/International