Local pro Chad Kloss has been eliminated from the USBC Masters, being contested in Las Vegas, NV. In his first match (all matches are three games), he beat Bill O'Neill 669 - 643, before losing his second match to Mike DeVaney 690 - 609. With the Masters being a double-elimination format, Kloss moved to the Loser's Bracket where he lost to Steve Jaros 636 - 630. Kloss earned $2,000 for his finish.
Kenosha's Lennie Boresch was also eliminated on Thursday evening. Boresch's exit was a little quicker as he lost both of his matches; first to Jason Sterner 634 - 621, then to Lonnie Waliczek 595 - 589. Boresch earned $1,700.
For a wrap-up of the qualifying (the 15 games that preceeded match play), watch this.
32 bowlers remain alive and begin competition later this morning. By the end of the day, the field will be pared down to the four finalists that will compete for the $60,000 first prize on Sunday on ESPN.