Ron Mohr Strikes Out in 10th Frame of Title Match to Win PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 16, 2018 13:05

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – PBA Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr won all four stepladder finals matches and threw three strikes in the 10th frame of the title match to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global Thursday at Pro Bowl West.

The 62-year-old Mohr, who qualified fifth for the finals, defeated top qualifier Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 237-235, for his second tournament win for players 60 and over. His first came in the 2017 Super Senior Classic.

Sullins, who finished the match first, made a late run finishing with five consecutive strikes and a nine-count which forced Mohr to get the first two strikes and at least nine on his fill ball in the 10th to win.

“I felt really confident on the right lane so I wasn’t worried about that,” said Mohr, who bowled his 10th frame on the right lane. “The left lane was the challenge and I found myself having to make a number of adjustments. I just had to read and react, stay in the moment and keep telling myself to stay slow.”

It was Mohr’s second senior win of the season after winning the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th PBA50 Tour title. Sullins, a three-time PBA50 Tour winner, was trying for his first national senior title since winning the 2011 Senior Lake County Open.

Mohr found himself dangerously close to elimination more than once in the tournament. He started the tournament 44th after the first qualifying round and scrambled to make the cut to match play finishing second round qualifying in 25th after dropping as low as 31st. He then had to win his position round match in the final game of match play Thursday morning to take the fifth qualifying spot for the finals.

“I’ve made a lot of comebacks in a tournament for a good finish or to win but this one ranks right at the top,” said Mohr, who now makes his home in Las Vegas. “I don’t recall ever being on the brink of being eliminated as much as I was in this tournament.

“It’s a spectacular way to wrap up the season in a season where I accomplished way more than I thought I would,” he added. “This is extra special because I grew up here.”

Mohr, who earned his third consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year award, started the finals with a 288-215 win over No. 4 qualifier Christopher Keane of Cape Coral, Fla., who was trying for his first national senior title.

Mohr then went on to beat No. 3 qualifier, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., who turned 60 earlier this month to become eligible for the Dick Weber Championship, 249-212, in the second match.

In the semifinal, Mohr beat PBA50 Tour veteran Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., also trying for his first senior title, 224-184, to advance to the title match against Sullins.

The Dick Weber Championship was streamed live on PBA Xtra Frame on Flobowling now featuring multiple streams. Next on the Xtra Frame calendar is the PBA Tour’s Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic Aug. 18-19. For subscription information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Thursday

Final Standings:

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $7,500

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., $4,000.

3, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., $2,500.

4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $2,000.

5, Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Mohr def. Keane, 288-215

Match Two – Mohr def. Voss, 249-212.

Semifinal Match – Mohr def. Ventura, 224-184.

Championship Match – Mohr def. Sullins, 237-235.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 26 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-4, 6,500.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 9-3, 6,447.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 9-2-1, 6,327.
4, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 8-4, 6,226.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 8-4, 6,180.
6, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 8-4, 6,167, $1,600.
7, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 6-6, 6,157, $1,500.
8, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 7-5, 6,089, $1,450.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 7-5, 6,084, $1,400.
10, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., 8-4, 6,066, $1,350.
11, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 7-5, 6,003, $1,300.
12, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 5-7, 6,001, and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 7-5, 6,001, $1,238.
14, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 6-6, 5,985, $1,200.
15, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-5, 5,954, $1,175.
16, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 6-6, 5,947, $1,150.
17, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 6-6, 5,922, $1,140.
18, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 9-3, 5,909, $1,130.
19, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 7-5, 5,857, $1,120.
20, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 6-6, 5,854, $1,110.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-5, 5,823, $1,105.
22, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 4-8, 5,817, $1,100.
23, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 5-7, 5,754, $1,095.
24, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 4-7-1, 5,743, $1,090.
25, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 5-7, 5,721, $1,085.
26, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 4-8, 5,713, $1,080.
27, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3-9, 5,701, $1,075.
28, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 4-8, 5,694, $1,070.
29, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 3-9, 5,642, $1,065.
30, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3-9, 5,619, $1,060.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 4-8, 5,588, $1,055.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1-11, 5,414, $1,050.

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Brian Voss Makes Surge in First Match Play Round to Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 15, 2018 17:05

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Bowling in his first tournament for players 60 and over, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss posted a 5-0-1 record and averaged 248 in the first match play round to take the lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global Wednesday at Pro Bowl West.

Voss, a 25-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour winner who was third after qualifying, finished with a 4,889 20-game pinfall total (including bonus pins) after three rounds to go around Sammy Ventura in second with 4,883 and qualifying leader three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., who dropped to third with 4,866.

Voss bowled games of 237, 224, 279, 248, 278 and 225 in Wednesday’s first match play round.

“At 60 I’m finding the key to success out here is not being hurt and do your best to stay in shape,” said Voss, who just turned 60 on Aug. 4 to become eligible for the Dick Weber Championship. “It just feels strange for me to be bowling competitively at 60. I guess the consolation is I’m the youngest, or at least pretty close to the youngest, 60-year-old out here.”

Voss, who won the PBA50 Mooresville Open in May for his second PBA50 Tour title, will lead the 32-player field into Thursday morning’s second match play round which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals at 1 p.m.

Sullins led qualifying with a 3,331 14-game pinfall but could only manage a 3-3 record in match play while Ventura was able to retain his second spot thanks to a 4-2 record.

Rounding out the top five were Bruce Hall of Westborough, Mass., with 4,826 and Leroy Johnson of Chicago with 4,705. Both players had 5-1 records in match play.

  PBA Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr made a big surge from 25th after qualifying to finish sixth after the first match play round finishing with a 5-1 record and 4,702 pinfall. Defending champion Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., finished the day in 15th with a 3-3 record and 4,520 pinfall.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is the final event of the PBA50 Tour season and is the second event specifically for players 60 and over. Mike Dias, who currently sits in eighth place, won the Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in June.

The final day of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling now with multiple streams beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 20 games. All players advance to Thursday morning’s second match play round. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 5-0-1, 4,889.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 4-2, 4,883.
3, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 4,866.
4, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 5-1, 4,826.
5, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 5-1, 4,705.
6, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-1, 4,702.
7, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 5-1, 4,700.
8, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 5-1, 4,698.
9, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2-4, 4,601.
10, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-3, 4,578.
11, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 4,564.
12, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3-3, 4,560.
13, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4-2, 4,552.
14, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 4-2, 4,543.
15, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-3, 4,520.
16, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 5-1, 4,492.
17, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3-3, 4,491.
18, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2-4, 4,489.
19, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3-3, 4,484.
20, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3-3, 4,469.
21, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2-4, 4,453.
22, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2-4, 4,415.
23, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1-5, 4,398.
24, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 2-4, 4,376.
25, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 1-5, 4,374.
26, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 3-3, 4,354.
27, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2-4, 4,344.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 4,320.
29, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2-3-1, 4,319.
30, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1-5, 4,269.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1-5-, 4,162.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 0-6, 4,143.

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 14 games. Top 32 players advance to match play)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,331.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,309.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,233.
4, (tie) Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., and William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,198.
6, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,196.
7, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,173.
8, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,154.
9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,151.
10, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,145.
11, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,137.
12, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,132.
13, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 3,126.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,125.
15, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,107.
16, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,102.
17, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,085.
18, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 3,080.
19, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 3,075.
20, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,071.
21, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,068.
22, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,043.
23, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,032.
24, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 3,029.
25, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,021.
27, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3,012.
28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,995.
29, n-Ed Austreng, Waterford, Mich., 2,994.
30, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 2,991.
31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,989.
32, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,979.

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33, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,966.
34, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,956.
35, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 2,945.
36, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,938.
37, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,933.
38, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,928.
39, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 2,925.
40, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,916.
41, n-Victor Van Hentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,907.
42, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,901.
43, (tie) n-Fred McLain, Allen Park, Mich., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,899.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,896.
46, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,893.
47, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 2,892.
48, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,889.
49, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 2,886.
50, (tie) Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 2,883.
52, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,877.
53, (tie) n-Francis Bax, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 2,870.
55, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,866.
56, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 2,864.
57, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,847.
58, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,844.
59, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 2,843.
60, (tie) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,834.
62, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,814.
63, n-Daniel Mayer, Waterford, Mich., 2,809.
64, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 2,801.
65, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2,793.
66, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,771.
67, Carlton Turley, Huntingtown, Md., 2,764.
68, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 2,761.
69, (tie) Don Lane, San Francisco, and Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 2,753.
71, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 2,728.
72, (tie) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 2,725.
74, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 2,716.
75, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 2,705.
76, n-David Memmer, Defiance, Ohio, 2,704.
77, n-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,693.
78, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,682.
79, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 2,652.
80, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,639.
81, Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 2,637.
82, (tie) Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, and Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 2,618.
84, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 2,613.
85, n-Victor Latuch, Somerset, Penn., 2,595.
86, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 2,574.
87, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 2,555.
88, n-John Goerlitz, Defiance, Ohio, 2,523.
89, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,519.
90, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,495.
91, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,457.
92, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,447.
93, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,424.
94, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 2,358.
95, n-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 2,271.
96, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 2,097.
97, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,190.

300 games – Charlie Tapp, Warren Nelson, Kevin Foley

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Harry Sullins Fires 279 in Final Game of First Round To Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 14, 2018 17:11

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., bowled a 279 game in his last game of first round qualifying Tuesday to take the lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players ages 60 and over.

The 60-year-old Sullins bowled a 1,683 seven-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West with games of 196, 276, 247, 212, 265, 208 and 279 going around Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., who finished the round in second with 1,653.

The 196 game could have been 220,” Sullins said. “I had a good shot to the pocket but I just didn’t have my speed and line to the pocket matched up like I did in the second game.

“The 279 at the end of the game was kind of unexpected because in the game before it (208) I didn’t have a good feel,” he added. I really didn’t make much of an adjustment in the last game, I just refocused and gave it a little more extra effort.”

Sullins is hoping to end a drought without a win in national senior competition that dates back to the 2011 PBA50 Senior Lake County Open.

“Every year it gets harder on the senior tour,” Sullins said. “There’s more and more good players coming out here and there’s just a lot of guys that are just plain tough to beat. I have had a lot of good finishes recently just not good enough to make the top five.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were William Peters, Dayton Ohio, 1,623; Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620, and Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,597. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss finished the round in sixth with 1,579 and defending champion Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., finished tied for 22nd with 1,495.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is the final event of the PBA50 Tour season and is the second event specifically for players 60 and over. Mike Dias won the USBC Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in June.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling now with multiple streams. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

The entire field returns Wednesday morning for another seven-game qualifying round at 9 a.m. ET. The top 32 players will then advance to the first round of match play at 4 p.m. After another match play round Thursday morning, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals at 1 p.m.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,683.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,653.
3, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,623.
4, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620.
5, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,597.
6, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,579.
7, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,564.
8, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,559.
9, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,547.
10, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,539.
11, (tie)Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,537.
13, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,528.
14, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,527.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,526.
16, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,524.
17, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,513.
18, n-Victor Van Hentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,508.
19, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,500.
20, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,499.
21, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,497.
22, (tie) n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 1,495 and Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,495.
24, Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 1,491.
25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,486.
26, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,485.
27, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,484.
28, John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 1,482.
29, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,481.
30, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 1,480.
31, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,478.
32, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,471.
33, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,469.
34, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,466.
35, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,465.
36, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,459.
37, (tie) Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., and Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 1,457.
39, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,456.
40, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,454.
41, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,453.
42, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,451.
43, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,448.
44, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,447.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,445.
46, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,444.
47, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 1,440.
48, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,438.
49, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,436.
50, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,429.
51, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,426.
52, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,425.
53, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,423.
54, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,422.
55, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,417.
57, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,410.
58, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,401.
59, Carlton Turley, Huntingtown, Md., 1,392.
60, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,387.
61, n-Fred McLain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,385.
62, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,384.
63, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and n-Fran Bax, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1,379.
65, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,374.
66, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,369.
67, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,367.
68, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 1,364.
69, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,360.
70, n-Daniel Mayer, Waterford, Mich., 1,353.
71, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,350.
72, n-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,347.
73, n-David Memmer, Defiance, Ohio, 1,344.
74, (tie) Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., and Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 1,334.
76, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,329.
77, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,318.
78, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 1,314.
79, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,313.
80, Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 1,304.
81, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,303.
82, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,297.
83, n-sEarl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 1,292.
84, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 1,289.
85, n-Victor Latuch, Somerset, Pa., 1,284.
86, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,282.
87, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,273.
88, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,255.
89, Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, 1,252.
90, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 1,242.
91, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va, 1,237.
92, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,231.
93, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,225.
94, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 1,216.
95, n-John Goerlitz, Defiance, Ohio, 1,208.
96, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 1,109.
97, n-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 1,064.

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Brian Kretzer Wins PBA50 Cup for First PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider August 12, 2018 19:57

WYOMING, Mich. – Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, 259-225, in the title match of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Sunday at Spectrum Lanes to win his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Monacelli jumped out to the early lead with four strikes in a row to start the title match and looked to be well in control with a 20-pin lead in the fifth frame. A turning point in the match came when Kretzer was able to convert the 2-4-10 split in the fifth frame to stay in the match and then went on to finish with seven consecutive strikes for the win. Still in contention in the ninth frame, Monacelli got a bad break when he left a pocket 7-10 split which ended his hopes of winning his fifth PBA50 Tour major title.

“When I left the 2-4-10 in the fifth frame I told myself that the match isn’t over if I can make this split,” Kretzer said. “I was fortunate to make it and then I just had to buckle down. It was up to me to make the right adjustments and make good shots for the rest of the match.”

Kretzer finished second after the qualifying portion of the tournament and put together a 10-6 record in match play earlier in the day Sunday which helped him earn the No. 1 qualifying position for the stepladder finals.

“I had a good feeling the whole tournament,” said the 52-year-old Kretzer, who also owns one PBA Tour title. “There was really never a time in the tournament where I felt like I was in trouble. It just seemed like all the ingredients were there to get it done this time.”

Earlier this season Kretzer finished second in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and had other top finishes of third in the Security Federal Savings Bank Championship and River City Extreme Open.

Monacelli beat South Shore Open winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., who qualified second for the finals, 250-181, in the semifinal match to advance to the title match against Kretzer.

In the second match, Monacelli, who qualified third for the finals, beat fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, 237-192, to advance to the semifinal.

It was a memorable fourth-place finish for Bohn after taking a side trip to New York between the first and second rounds to participate in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning in New York City. He returned just in time to make the second round Saturday afternoon and went on to take top qualifier honors. In Sunday’s match play, he posted a 10-6 record which helped him earn the No. 4 position for the finals.

In the opening stepladder match Bohn defeated PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 248-214, to advance to the second match against Monacelli. Bohn was trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title and Mohr was trying for his 11th.

The 2018 PBA50 Tour season ends Aug. 14-16 with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players 60 and over at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on Flo Bowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $10,000.

2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $5,500.

3, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., $3,000.

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,500.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $2,000.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Mohr, 248-214.

Match Two – Monacelli def. Bohn, 237-192.

Semifinal Match – Monacelli def. McCune, 250-181

Championship Match – Kretzer def. Monacelli, 259-225.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 32 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 10-6, 7,316.
2, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 13-3, 7,252.
3, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 10-6, 7,238.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 10-6, 7,233.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,216.
6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 12-4, 7,212, $1,800.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 13-3, 7,142, $1,700.
8, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 11-5, 7,067, $1,650.
9, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 9-7, 7,047, $1,600.
10, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 11-5, 7,046, $1,550.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8-8, 7,004, $1,500.
12, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 10-6, 6,978, $1,450.
13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-7-1, 6,902, $1,400.
14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 8-7-1, 6,866, $1,375.
15, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 8-8, 6,851, $1,350.
16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 7-9, 6,792, $1,325.
17, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 6-10, 6,772, $1,300.
18, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 8-8, 6,739, $1,275.
19, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 5-11, 6,732, $1,250.
20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-10-1, 6,728, $1,240.
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-9, 6,712, $1,230.
22, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 8-8, 6,706, $1,220.
23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 6-10, 6,613, $1,210.
24, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 5-11, 6,577, $1,200.
25, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 6-10, 6,543, $1,190.
26, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 5-11, 6,531, $1,180.
27, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-11-1, 6,517, $1,170.
28, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 5-11, 6,489, $1,160.
29, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 7-9, 6,475, $1,155.
30, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-7, 6,101, $1,150.

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 24 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. All players advance to fourth round)

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 5-3, 5,457.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,412.
3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7-1, 5,350.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-4, 5,348.
5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 5,320.
6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6-2, 5,305.
7, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 7-1, 5,301.
8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 4-4, 5,258.
9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-3-1, 5,257.
10, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 5-3, 5,231.
11, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 5-3, 5,186.
12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,153.
13, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 4-4, 5,134.
14, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-3-1, 5,124.
15, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-3-1, 5,112.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 5-3, 5,107.
17, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3-5, 5,098.
18, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6-2, 5,087.
19, (tie) Tom Baker, King, N.C., 4-4, and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 4-4, 5,048.
21, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1-7, 5,023.
22, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-4-1, 5,017.
23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 2-6, 5,009.
24, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-5, 4,983.
25, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2-6, 4,966.
26, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-6, 4,923.
27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2-6, 4,898.
28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2-6, 4,896.
29, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-6, 4,824.
30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3-5, 4,818.

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Trip to New York Between Rounds Doesn’t Stop Parker Bohn III from Becoming PBA50 Cup Top Qualifier

by Jerry Schneider August 11, 2018 17:50

WYOMING, Mich. –  PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III returned for Saturday afternoon’s second round of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 after an overnight trip to New York where he participated in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning. Despite a whirlwind trip, he proceeded to take top qualifier honors for the season’s final PBA50 Tour major.

After finishing sixth in Friday’s first round with a 1,730 eight-game pinfall total at Spectrum Lanes, Bohn caught a flight from Grand Rapids to Newark. He then returned to Grand Rapids after the early morning FOX appearance just in time for his second squad Saturday afternoon where he bowled 1,830 for eight games to take the tournament lead.

Bohn finished with a 16-game overall qualifying pinfall total of 3,560 (222.5 average), 60 pins ahead of Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, who held on to second finishing with 3,500 for his 16 games of qualifying.

Bohn, a 35-time PBA Tour and four-time PBA50 Tour winner, bowled games of 262, 211, 248, 185, 214, 246, 233 and 231 in the second round.

A delayed return flight from Newark nearly ended the tournament for Bohn.

“Everything went well on the trip there but on the way back it was another story,” said Bohn of his ordeal on the return trip. “My plane was supposed to leave at 11:50 a.m., but it was delayed and we didn’t leave until about 1 p.m.

“When I got to the Grand Rapids airport I had to sprint to the exit where my wife (Leslie) was waiting for me to take me to the center. As I was walking in the door at Spectrum Lanes (tournament director) John Weber was getting ready to start the squad.

“I didn’t get any practice,” Bohn continued. “I started with the same ball as I used on Friday and took a guess on my speed and where I should play and went from there.”

It was about a month ago that Bohn, along with PBA star Andrew Anderson and PWBA star Daria Pajak were asked to be part of the “FOX & Friends” National Bowling Day segment. After looking at the PBA50 Cup schedule and the airline schedule Bohn found that making the trip to New York was possible.

“I wanted to go because of my love for the game and to promote the sport – it’s as simple as that,” Bohn said. “I was running on adrenaline and pretty pumped so I think that’s how I got through the day today. I’m just glad it all worked out.”

Bohn led 30 players who advanced to two modified round-robin match play rounds which will begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET. After match play, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

A 253 final game in the second round helped PBA50 Tour rookie Rolando Sebelen of the Dominican Republic hang onto third place. The first round leader finished qualifying with a 3,480, finding the going tougher in the second round bowling 1,623 for eight games after 1,857 in the first round.

The final day of the PBA50 Cup will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Saturday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 30 advance to Sunday’s modified round-robin match play rounds)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,560.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,500.
3, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3,480.
4, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,433.
5, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,429.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,424.
7, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,389.
8, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,384.
9, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,365.
10, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 3,339.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,336.
12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,330.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,327.
14, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,315.
15, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,300.
16, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,299.
17, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,298.
18, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,296.
19, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,291.
20, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,285.
21, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,282.
23, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,271.
24, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,266.
25, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,265.
26, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,248.
27, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,244.
28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,242.
29, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,241.
30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,224.

Did not advance:

31, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,223.
32, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,218.
33, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,217.
34, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,208, $1,050.
35, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,203.
36, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,178.
37, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,172, $1,050.
38, ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,158, $1,050.
39, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,127, $1,050.
40, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,124, $1,050.
41, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,123.
42, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,110.
43, (tie)Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, and
ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,107, $1,050.
45, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,078, $1,050.
46, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,060, $1,050.
47, Larry Salvati, Canada, 3,059.
48, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,050.
49, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 3,049.
50, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,043.
51, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,031.
52, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,027.
53, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,021.
54, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,020.
55, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,019.
56, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,005.
57, (tie) Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., and Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,002.
59, (tie) Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., and Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,001.
61, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,999.
62, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,977.
63, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 2,975.
64, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 2,972.
65, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,964.
66, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,961.
67, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,956.
68, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,944.
69, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,919.
70, (tie) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 2,895.
72, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,887.
73, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 2,870.
74, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 2,849.
75, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 2,847.
76, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,805.
77, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,794.
78, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,784.
79, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 2,767.
80, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 2,761.
81, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 2,725.
82, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,684.
83, Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 2,541.
84, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,533.

300 games – Greg Thomas

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