Go Bowling! PBA Tour Resumes on CBS Sports Network Tuesday, May 22 with PBA Tour Finals First Positioning Round at 10 p.m. ET

by Jerry Schneider May 16, 2018 09:27

ALLEN PARK, Mich.  — The 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour returns to CBS Sports Network Tuesday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET with the first of two positioning rounds of the PBA Tour Finals from Thunderbowl Lanes.

Eight PBA Tour stars and top money earners from 2016, 2017 and the first four months of 2018, including defending champion EJ Tackett, runner-up Jason Belmonte, Dom Barrett, Anthony Simonsen, Sean Rash, Jesper Svensson, Marshall Kent and Tommy Jones will open the tournament’s first telecast with total pinfall competition on PBA’s 36-foot Johnny Petraglia and 42-foot Mark Roth lane conditions.

In a test of each player’s ability to navigate vastly different PBA lane conditions, the finalists are divided into two four-player groups with the first, fourth, fifth and eighth-place money earners in Group 1 and second, third, sixth and seventh money earners in Group 2.

Tuesday’s telecast will feature Group 1 players (No. 1 seed Belmonte, No. 4 seed Barrett, No. 5 seed Simonsen and No. 8 seed Rash) and Group 2 players (No. 2 seed Tackett, No. 3 seed Svensson, No. 6 seed Kent and No. 7 seed Jones) bowling one game on the Petraglia condition. Round 1 continues with each group bowling their second game on the Roth condition.

The second positioning round (airing on May 29, 8 p.m. ET) will involve one game for each group on the 39-foot Don Carter and 45-foot Dick Weber lane conditions. The four-game totals for each player will be used to determine the order players will bowl in their respective group stepladder matches in the semifinal rounds with the leader of each group choosing the lane condition.

Positioning round competition took place across four lanes which are dressed with lane conditioner that incorporates blue dye to help fans visualize the conditions the players had to solve. 

The Group 1 semifinal stepladder will air on CBSSN on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET and the Group 2 stepladder will air on June 12. The final match of each group’s stepladder will be a best-of-two-game match with ties broken by a 9th and 10th frame roll-off. The two group winners will then meet in the best-of-two-game championship match which will air June 19. The last four shows air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

CBS Sports Network PBA Tour Finals Schedule

Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. (all times Eastern)

May 22 – 10 p.m. – PBA Tour Finals Positioning Round 1

May 29 – 8 p.m. - PBA Tour Finals Positioning Round 2

June 5 – 8 p.m. - PBA Tour Finals Semifinal Stepladder Round 1

June 12 – 8 p.m. - PBA Tour Finals Semifinal Stepladder Round 2

June 19 – 8 p.m. - PBA Tour Finals Championship

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Michael Haugen Jr. Makes Right Ball Choices to Win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

by Jerry Schneider May 8, 2018 18:56

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Using three different balls to attack the changing lane conditions in the stepladder finals, Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday for his second career PBA50 Tour title.

Haugen, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year and winner of the 2017 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, defeated PBA Hall of Famer and stepladder finals top qualifier Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., 277-195, in the title match at Farmingdale Lanes to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season.

“It’s pretty special anytime you can beat the most prolific winner in our sport because he doesn’t give them away,” said Haugen of his win over Williams. “To beat Walter Ray for the title in a tournament named after Johnny Petraglia, it doesn’t get much better than that.”

The 51-year-old Haugen used three different balls in the finals, often using a different ball on each lane in his three matches.

“I used three different balls and just rotated them in and out depending on what I felt I needed to get the reaction I wanted,” said Haugen, a five-time PBA Tour winner. “It’s all about knowing what’s in your (bowling) bag and choosing the right ball for the right situation.”

Haugen, the No. 3 qualifier for the finals, started each match he bowled with at least four strikes.

He beat No. 4 qualifier Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., who was making his first finals appearance, 224-170, in the second match and then went on to beat three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., in the semifinal match, 244-194, to advance to the championship match against Williams.

“Whenever you can get off to a good start with early strings it’s going to put the pressure on your opponent,” Haugen added. “Fortunately, I was able to make the right decisions and didn’t waste those good starts.”

For Williams, who was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title, it was his second runner-up finish of the season after finishing second in the PBA50 Lucas/Magazine Classic to open the season. He also finished fifth in the PBA50 National Championship.

In the first stepladder match, Berke, who turned 60 on Monday, defeated five-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 237-188, whose fifth-place finish was his first PBA50 Tour finals appearance.

The fourth tournament of the season was named after PBA legend and Vietnam War veteran Johnny Petraglia who is a 14-time PBA Tour and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner. The BVL fund provides recreational and therapeutic programs and services to military veterans.

The PBA50 Tour will take a three-week break before returning with the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 27-30 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif.

Fans can catch all the PBA50 Tour action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.         

PBA50 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA BVL OPEN

Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $7,500.

2, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Oxford, Fla., $4,000.

3, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., $2,500.

4, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., $2,000.

5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Berke def. Shafer, 237-188.

Match Two – Haugen def. Berke, 224-170.

Semifinal Match – Haugen def. Learn, 244-194.

Championship Match – Haugen def. Williams, 277-195.

Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-1, 1,595.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,585.
3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-2, 1,556.
4, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 4-2, 1,514.
5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 1,503.
6, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-3, 1,498, $1,500.
7, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,489, $1,500.
8, (tie) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, and Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3-3, 1,433, $1,500.
10, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3-3, 1,391, $1,300.
11, Glenn Smith, New York, 3-3, 1,371, $1,300.
12, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2-4, 1,340, $1,300.
13, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2-4, 1,323, $1,300.
14, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 2-4, 1,310, $1,300.
15, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 2-4, 1,274, $1,300.
16, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1-5, 1,224, $1,300.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3-2, 1,169, $1,100.
18, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1-4, 1,156, $1,100.
19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-3, 1,132, $1,100.
20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1-4, 1,104, $1,100.
21, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2-3, 1,086, $1,100.
22, ss-Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2-3, 1,077, $1,100.
23, n,ss-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 1-4, 1,040, $1,100.
24, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1-4, 977, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,110, $1,000.
26, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,109, $1,000.
27, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,103, $1,000.
28, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,097, $1,000.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,084, $1,000.
30, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,082, $1,000.
31, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,077, $1,000.
32, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,077, $1,000.
33, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,075, $1,000.
34, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,016, $1,000.
35, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,007, $1,000.
36, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,003, $1,000.
37, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 967, $1,000.
38, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 913, $1,000.

300 games – Bob Learn Jr.

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ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and older

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Big Second Round Propels Michael Haugen Jr. Into PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open Qualifying Lead Heading Into Match Play

by Jerry Schneider May 7, 2018 17:42

FARMINDALE, N.Y. – Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year, averaged 245 in the second round Monday to take top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick.

The five-time PBA Tour titlist and winner of the 2017 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open for his first title on the tour for players 50 and over, led qualifying with a 3,786 16-game pinfall total (236 average) at Farmingdale Lanes.

After a 1,851 pinfall for eight games in Sunday’s first qualifying round, Haugen surged into the lead after bowling 1,935 in the second round with games of 247, 238, 299, 268, 225, 215, 220 and 223. He left a 4 pin on the final shot of the 10th frame in his 299 game.

By finishing in the top eight he will be seeded directly into Tuesday’s second match play round which begins at 3:15 p.m. ET.

“The goal, of course, is to make the top eight but you always take a lot of pride in being the tournament leader,” said the 51-year-old Haugen. “When you see your name at the top of the standings board it’s a confidence booster no doubt about that.”

Haugen is also encouraged by a good start to the season with sixth, ninth and 11th-place finishes in the first three tournaments.

“My game is good,” Haugen added. “One thing I’m doing especially well is getting a good read on the lane conditions which makes it a lot easier to make the right adjustments quicker.”

PBA Hall of Famer and four–time PBA50 Tour titlist Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., finished qualifying in second with a 3,776 pinfall after bowling games of 279, 237, 245, 256, 205, 217, 223 and 238 for his eight games in the second round.

Joining Haugen and Bohn in the top eight were Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y.; 3,720; PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,638; Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,623; PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,588; Bob Learn Jr, Erie, Pa., 3,581, and first round leader Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., 3,580.

The top 30 players plus eight PBA60 players advance to Tuesday’s cashers and match play rounds which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Defending champion and 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., finished qualifying in 26th to advance to the cashers round.

Tom Carter of Columbus, Ohio defeated PBA Hall of Famer and tournament namesake Johnny Petraglia in a one-game roll-off, 236-164, to take the eighth and final PBA60 cashers’ round spot.

Fans can catch all the final day action one PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA BVL OPEN 

Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Monday

SECOND ROUND (after 16 games. Positions 1-24 advance to match play. Positions 25-30 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers’ round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,786.
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,776.
3, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,720.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,638.
5, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 3,623.
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,588.
7, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,581.
8, Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., 3,580.
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,561.
10, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,551.
11, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,541.
12, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,536.
13, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,534.
14, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3,532.
15, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3,528.
16, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 3,520.
17, Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 3,511.
18, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,500.
19, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,492.
20, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,490.
21, n-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 3,488.
22, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,482.
23, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 3,479.
24, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,475.
25, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,467.
26, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3,455.
28, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,435.
29, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,431.
30, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,417.
31, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,414.
32, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,403.
33, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3,399.
34, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,389.
35, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 3,388.
36, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,382.
37, Robert Boehm, Nutley, N.J., 3,371.
38, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,364.
39, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,358.
40, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 3,354.
41, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,345.
42, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,341.
43, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,316.
45, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,314.
46, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,309.
47, *ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,290 and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,290.
49, n-Pamela Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 3,286.
50, Storm DeVincent, Derry, N.H., 3,276.
51, Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 3,256.
52, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,243.
53, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 3,242.
54, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 3,227.
55, n-Geroge Szczublenski, West Seneca, N.Y., 3,220.
56, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,204.
57, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 3,187.
58, (tie) n-Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., and Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,183.
60, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,172.
61, Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 3,166.
62, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 3,163.
63, n-Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 3,154.
64, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,148.
65, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 3,130.
66, n-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 3,129.
67, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,125.
68, Gary Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 3,119.
69, n-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,115.
70, Arthur O'Connor, Middle Village, N.Y., 3,099.
71, Daniel Twomey, Hackensack, N.J., 3,098.
72, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 3,096.
73, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,094.
74, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 3,080.
75, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,076.
76, n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 3,054.
77, Howard Snyder, Hunt Valley, Md., 3,029.
78, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,990.
79, Neil Binder, Shelton, Conn., 2,988.
80, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 2,972.
81, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 2,935.
82, n-Edward Brabant jr, Dracut, Mass., 2,924.
83, Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,916.
84, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 2,904.
85, n-ss-Kenneth Bruce, Oceanside, N.Y., 2,854.
86, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 2,838.
87, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 2,789.
88, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,747.
89, Thimothy Williams, Brooklyn, NY, 2,714.
90, n-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 2,686.
91, Douglas Slier, Lenox, Mass., 2,125.

300 games – Bill Neumann

n-non-member

ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

*Tom Carter def. Johnny Petraglia 236-164 in one-game roll-off for final PBA60 cashers’ round spot

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New York’s Glenn Smith Leads PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open After first Round

by Jerry Schneider May 6, 2018 16:41

FARMINDALE, N.Y. – Glenn Smith, a 57-year-old engineer for a retail design company, bowled a 1,928 eight-game pinfall total to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Sunday at Farmingdale Lanes.

Averaging 241, the New York City resident bowled games of 242, 280, 198, 277, 246, 209, 253 and 223

to hold a 46-pin lead over Christopher Keane of Cape Coral, Fla., in second with 1,882.

“I was able to bowl outside around the first arrow and that’s my “A” game,” said Smith, whose best PBA50 Tour finish was 14th in last year’s Johnny Petraglia BVL Open. “I made the right ball choices and just kept my focus on letting the ball do the work.”

Smith has had success in qualifying rounds in previous PBA50 Tour events but hasn’t been able to carry the momentum into the match play rounds.

“I just need to get better and not get ahead of myself,” Smith added. “I’ve been working pretty hard on how I can be more consistent and make the necessary adjustments you need to make from qualifying to match play. I keep showing up to the dance hoping I can put a whole tournament together.”

Rounding out the top five in the fourth PBA50 Tour tournament of the season were John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,878; PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,876, and James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,873.

Defending champion and 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., finished the day in a tie for 34th with 1,675.

The 71-year-old Petraglia, who has won 14 PBA Tour and eight PBA50 Tour titles in his more than five decades of PBA competition, finished 62nd with 1,576.

Competition continues Monday with another eight-game qualifying round beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Cashers’ and match play rounds get underway Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., which will determine the five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. Fans can catch all the action live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA BVL OPEN 

Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Sunday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,928.
2, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,882.
3, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,878.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,876.
5, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,873.
6, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,867.
8, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,851.
9, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 1,848.
10, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,847.
11, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,840.
12, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,831.
13, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,826.
14, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,812.
15, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,811.
16, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,805.
17, n-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 1,789.
18, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,786.
19, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,782.
20, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,769.
21, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,746.
22, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 1,745.
23, ss-Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,739.
24, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,724.
25, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,721.
26, (tie) John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., and ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,718.
28, n-Pamela Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 1,703.
29, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,700.
30, n,ss-Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, N.Y., 1,689.
31, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,688.
32, Robert Boehm, Nutley, N.J., 1,685.
33, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,677.
34, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,675.
36, n,ss-Guy Wallach, Livingston, N.J., 1,674.
37, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,672.
38, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,671.
39, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,669.
40, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,668.
41, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 1,667.
42, n-Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 1,653.
43, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,648.
44, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 1,646.
45, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 1,632.
46, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,631.
47, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,629.
48, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 1,626.
49, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,622.
50, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,620.
51, Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y., 1,619.
52, ss-Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,618.
53, n, ss-Storm DeVincent, Derry, N.H., 1,611.
54, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,607.
55, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,606.
56, ss-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,600.
57, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,599.
58, (tie) n-Geroge Szczublenski, West Seneca, N.Y., and Al Spano, Massapequa Park, N.Y., 1,598.
60, n,ss-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,590.
61, Gary Burns, Endicott, N.Y., 1,583.
62, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,576.
63, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,574.
64, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,573.
65, ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,558.
66, n,ss-Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, 1,552.
67, n-Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mathuen, Mass., 1,550.
68, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., and ss-Robert Hoyser, Titusville, Fla., 1,546.
70, n,ss--Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J., 1,544.
71, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,542.
72, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 1,525.
73, ss-Daniel Twomey, Hackensack, N.J., 1,523.
74, Neil Binder, Shelton, Conn., 1,517.
75, (tie) Howard Snyder, Hunt Valley, Md., and ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,513.
77, ss-Louis Getzelman, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,499.
78, Arthur O'Connor, Middle Village, N.Y., 1,486.
79, n-Edward Brabant, Dracut, Mass., 1,485.
80, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,479.
81, David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 1,460.
82, ss-Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,455.
83, Timothy Williams, Brooklyn, NY, 1,442.
84, Michael Klosin, Windham, N.H., 1,432.
85, ss-Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 1,430.
86, ss-Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 1,408.
87, John Christensen, Carmel, N.Y., 1,405.
88, Louis Barbera, North Bellmore, N.Y., 1,396.
89, ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,394.
90, n,ss-Kenneth Bruce, Oceanside, N.Y., 1,393.
91, Douglas Slier, Lenox, Mass., 1,317.
92, n-Chris McKeon, Maspeth, N.Y., 1,144.

300 games – Ken Yokobosky

n-non-member

ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over

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Parker Bohn III Tops Qualifying Heading Into PBA50 Mooresville Open Match Play

by Jerry Schneider May 1, 2018 19:06

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., parlayed the momentum of his fourth-place finish in the PBA50 National Championship last Saturday to lead qualifying Tuesday heading into the match play rounds of the PBA50 Mooresville Open presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

Bohn led qualifying with a 3,747 16-game pinfall total (234 average) bowling 1,882 in Tuesday’s second round with games of 248, 257, 267, 217, 247, 181, 258 and 207.

“Looking at the way things unfolded in the National Championship I have no complaints right now,” said the 54-year-old Bohn who won the 2014 Mooresville Open for his first PBA50 Tour title. “I started slow in qualifying but I finally started figuring things out in the second round and kept the momentum going for the rest of the tournament.”

Before the start of the season Bohn experimented with some changes to his grip hoping to improve his pin carry but was disappointed with the results and went back to his normal grip.

“I’m pretty happy with my ability to consistently get to the pocket but I’m always interested in trying something that will improve pin carry,” said the 35-time PBA Tour and four-time PBA50 Tour winner. “I tried a few things but didn’t like the results so I went back to my original grip and feel pretty comfortable making the adjustments I need to make.”

Bohn edged out Mooresville Open defending champion and fellow hall of famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., who finished qualifying just five pins behind in second with 3,742. Duke, who finished second in the PBA50 National Championship, bowled 1,797 in the second round with games of 222, 249, 213, 172, 224, 235, 258, and 224.

Rounding out the top eight after qualifying who will be seeded into the second match play round were James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,653; PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,646; five-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,641; PBA Hall of Fame Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,626, Stony Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,623, and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. 3,621.

PBA50 National Championship winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., advanced to the cashers round finishing qualifying in 30th with a 3,421 pinfall total.

The top 39 players plus eight PBA60 players advance to Wednesday’s cashers and match play rounds which will begin at 8:30 a.m. After match play the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Fans can catch all the PBA50 Mooresville Open final day action via PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 MOORESVILLE OPEN 

Presented by Columbia 300

George Pappas’ Victory Lanes, Mooresville N.C., Tuesday

SECOND ROUND (after 16 games. Positions 1-24 advance to match play. Positions 25-39 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,747.
2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,742.
3, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,653.
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,646.
5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,641.
6, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,626.
7, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,623.
8, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,621.
9, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,609.
10, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,598.
11, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,558.
12, (tie) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,554.
14, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,548.
15, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,535.
16, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,524.
17, (tie) Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., and Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,520.
19, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,503.
20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,498.
21, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,469.
22, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,446.
23, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,445.
24, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3,444.
25, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,440.
26, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,439.
27, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,434.
28, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,429.
29, n, Ken Konczos, Medina, Ohio, 3,428.
30, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,421.
31, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,407.
32, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,405.
33, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,401.
34, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,394.
35, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,384.
36, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,375.
37, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,369.
38, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,357.
39, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,353.
40, ss, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,350.
41, ss, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,346.
42, ss, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,345.
43, ss, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,342.
44, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,337.
45, Mal Williams, Jr, Greensboro, N.C., 3,334.
46, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,333.
47, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,326.
48, ss, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,317.
49, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,311.
50, ss, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,310.
51, ss, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,284.
52, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,276.
53, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,268.
54, ss, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,266.
55, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 3,261.
56, Greg Kemp, Conroe, Texas, 3,258.
57, David Bleggi, Jacksonville, N.C., 3,254.
58, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,245.
60, (tie) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., and James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,244.
62, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3,239.
63, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,236.
64, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,234.
65, Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., 3,233.
66, Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 3,231.
67, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3,217.
68, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,207.
69, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,201.
69, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 3,201.
71, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,200.
72, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,197.
73, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 3,194.
74, Tommy Reeves, Gastonia, N.C., 3,191.
75, Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,189.
76, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,187.
77, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 3,182.
78, Cephas Hensley, Jonesboro, Tenn., 3,178.
79, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 3,168.
80, Brett Krimminger, Kannapolis, N.C., 3,162.
81, John Waldeck, Mechancisville, Va., 3,158.
82, David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 3,154.
83, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,146.
84, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,145.
85, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,133.
86, n-Paul Kreins, Mooresville, N.C., 3,121.
87, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,119.
88, Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 3,115.
89, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 3,103.
90, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,091.
91, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,079.
92, Hector Valenzuela, Whitsett, N.C., 3,078.
93, Jesse Phillips, Charlotte, N.C., 3,068.
94, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,023.
95, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,022.
96, Johnny Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,002.
97, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 2,992.
98, David Martin, Chesapeake, Va., 2,979.
99, Randy Davis, Boilling Springs, S.C., 2,974.
99, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,974.
101, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 2,973.
102, Greg Wilhelm, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,972.
103, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,971.
104, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 2,962.
105, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 2,955.
106, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,921.
107, Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,920.
108, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 2,893.
109, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,883.
110, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,881.
111, Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 2,867.
112, Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 2,861.
113, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 2,848.
114, Rich Schubert, Cornith, Texas, 2,840.
115, James West, Catonsville, Md., 2,761.
116, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,626.

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ss-PBA60 players ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

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