Dominican Republic’s Rolando Sebelen Dominates PBA50 Cup First Round Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider August 10, 2018 17:26

WYOMING, Mich. –  Rolando Sebelen of the Dominican Republic, a multi-medalist in international competition, averaged 232 to dominate the first round of qualifying in the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Friday at Spectrum Lanes.

The PBA50 Tour rookie bowled a 1,857 eight-game pinfall total with games of 248, 248, 264, 214, 191, 227, 231 and 234 to a hold 77-pin lead over Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, in second with a 1,780.

Rolando head shot“I’m feeling great and my physical game is very good,” Sebelen said. “I didn’t want to change my ball so I just kept moving left on the lane so my ball would have a good angle to the pocket and carry the 10 pins. In the 190 game I bowled good but left a lot of 10 pins. I moved a little more left and didn’t leave so many 10 pins.”

The 50-year-old Sebelen has been a member of the Dominican Republic national bowling team for more than 30 years and among his most notable finishes in international competition were a doubles bronze medal in the 2007 Pan Am Games and a team gold medal in the 1989 World Bowling Championships.

Sebelen’s best finishes this season have come in two other PBA50 Tour majors, an eighth-place finish in the PBA50 National Championship and 10th in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open.

“I’ve bowled many tournaments internationally so I have a lot of experience bowling on many different lane conditions,” Sebelen added. “With every PBA50 tournament I bowl I get more comfortable and I feel that I can win.”

Still trying for his first PBA50 Tour win, Kretzer has three top-three finishes this season which include a runner-up finish in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and third-place finishes in the River City Extreme Open and Security Federal Savings Bank Championship.

Kretzer had games of 237, 220, 193, 230, 247, 190, 227 and 236 in the first round.

“I’m trying hard to win one of these things,” said Kretzer, who owns one PBA Tour title. “I had a good shot and got a solid start right from the get-go so I was able to keep that momentum going for the rest of the round. I made a few mistakes but I learned from them and made the adjustments I needed to make.”

Rounding out the top five after the first round were PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,779; seven-time PBA Tour winner Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,744 and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,734.

The entire field returns Saturday for another eight-game qualifying round beginning at 10 a.m. ET after which the top 30 players will advance to two modified round-robin match play rounds beginning Sunday morning at 9 a.m. After match play, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

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PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Friday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after eight games)

1, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1,857.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,780.
3, ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,779.
4, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,744.
5, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,734.
6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,730.
7, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,722.
8, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,705.
9, n-Micahel Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 1,678.
10, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,675.
11, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,672.
12, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,665.
13, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 1,664.
14, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,660.
15, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,658.
16, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,648.
17, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,646.
18, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,644.
19, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,638.
20, (tie) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., and ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,636.
22, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,624.
23, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,622.
24, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,617.
25, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,616.
26, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,614.
27, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,610.
28, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,607.
29, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,606.
30, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,601.
31, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,600.
32, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,589.
33, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,586.
34, (tie) Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,576.
36, ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,573.
37, Larry Salvati, Canada, 1,572.
38, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1,566.
39, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,565.
40, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,564.
41, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,563.
42, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 1,558.
43, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,556.
44, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,550.
45, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River,N.J., 1,549.
46, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,543.
47, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,541.
48, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,537.
49, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,534.
50, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,533.
51, ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,518.
52, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,514.
53, (tie) ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., and n, ss-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,511.
56, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,510.
57, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,509.
58, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,504.
59, (tie) Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,498.
59, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,498.
61, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,496.
62, ss-n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,494.
63, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,480.
64, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,479.
65, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,469.
66, n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 1,466.
67, David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 1,462.
68, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,459.
69, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,456.
70, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,446.
71, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,433.
72, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,419.
73, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,412.
74, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 1,405.
75, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,400.
76, Timothy Rice, Kaukauna, Wis., 1,381.
77, ss-Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,380.
78, ss-Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,379.
79, ss-Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,374.
80, (tie) ss-Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., and Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 1,366.
82, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,349.
83, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,321.
84, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,319.
85, ss-Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 1,220.

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Marsala Beats Haugen to Win PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic For First PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider August 7, 2018 19:24

ANDERSON, Ind. – Newcomer John Marsala of St. Louis, beat Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 224-218, in the title match to win the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Tuesday for his first PBA50 Tour title.

Marsala, bowling in his fifth PBA50 Tour tournament, took control after five consecutive strikes in the middle of the title match and sewed up the win with a nine count on his first ball in the 10th frame. Haugen, whose second-place finish was enough to win PBA50 Player of the Year, was unable to string strikes until the ninth and 10th frame but by then it was too late.

Marsala won all six of his matches in the final round of match play earlier in the day to earn the top spot for the stepladder finals.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Marsala, who won his first title in topflight competition. “It’s something I’ve thought about since I was a kid.

“I knew I had to stay relaxed because I had to make sure I kept the ball in play,” the 55-year-old left-hander said of the title match. “I just had the attitude that win or lose, this tournament was a win for me. It was beyond my expectations.”

Haugen, the only two-time winner this season, also has two second-place and two third-place finishes which helped him take the player of the year crown.

The 51-year-old Haugen had to work hard for his runner-up finish earning the last position in the cashers’ round and then advanced through two match play rounds to earn the No. 2 qualifying position for the finals.

Haugen.MichaelJr_2017SrUSOpen(60) (1)“To win player of the year was a goal but you never know when it’s going to happen,” said the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year. “As the season went on the confidence was building especially after my second win but all you can do is believe in yourself and hope good things will happen.

“Like I often say; wash, rinse and repeat,” Haugen added. “My goal is to keep it simple because it puts me in the best position to make the right adjustments and ball choices. I knew if I kept making shows I’d have a good shot at player of the year so I guess the formula worked.”

In the opening stepladder match between two of PBA’s all-time greats, No. 5 qualifier Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J. beat fellow PBA Hall of Famer and 11-time PBA50 Tour winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., when he won a one-frame roll-off, 10-9, after tying the match 247-247.

In the second match, Bohn, a four-time PBA50 Tour titlist and the tournament defending champion, defeated seven-time PBA Tour winner Steve Jaros of Yorkville, Ill., 279-241, to advance to the semifinal where he lost to Haugen, 257-178.

The PBA50 Tour regular season concludes with the season’s final major when Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming, Mich., hosts the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Aug. 9-12. Players 60 and over will conclude the season with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship Aug. 14-16 at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC

Presented by Roto Grip

Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, John Marsala, St. Louis, $7,500.

2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $4,000.

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

4, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., $2,000.

5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Williams, 247-247 (Bohn won one-frame roll-off, 10-9).

Match Two – Bohn def. Jaros, 279-241.

Semifinal Match – Haugen def. Bohn, 257-178.

Championship Match – Marsala def. Haugen, 224-218.

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

1, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 6-0, 1,701.
2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5-1, 1,618.
3, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3-3, 1,613.
4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,577.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, 1,575.
6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,520, $1,500.
7, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-2, 1,515, $1,500.
8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,509, $1,500.
9, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3-3, 1,496, $1,250.
10, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 2-3-1, 1,446, $1,250.
11, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 3-3, 1,441, $1,250.
12, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1-4-1, 1,431, $1,250.
13, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1-5, 1,354, $1,250.
14, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-4, 1,348, $1,250.
15, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2-4, 1,320, $1,250.
16, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1-5, 1,307, $1,250.

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

17, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2-3, 1,228, $1,100.
18, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3-2, 1,190, $1,100.
19, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 2-3, 1,179, $1,100.
20, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2-3, 1,157, $1,100.
21, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3-2, 1,153, $1,100.
22, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2-3, 1,098, $1,100.
23, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-4, 1,086, $1,100.
24, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1-4, 942, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,124, $1,000.
26, ss-Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,099, $1,000.
27, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,094, $1,000.
28, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,064, $1,000.
29, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,047, $1,100.
30, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,041, $1,000.
31, n, ss-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,029, $1,000.
32, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,024, $1,000.
33, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,016, $1,000.
34, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,012, $1,000.
35, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,007, $1,000.
36, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 697, $1,000.

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Mohr Bowls Second Perfect Game on Way to Top Qualifier Honors in PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic

by Jerry Schneider August 6, 2018 14:50

ANDERSON, Ind. – Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, bowled his second 300 game in two days on his way to becoming the top qualifier Monday in the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip.

The 62-year-old Mohr, who led after Sunday’s first round, finished qualifying with a 3,912 16-game overall pinfall total (244.5 average) after bowling games of 256, 238, 300, 247, 247, 206, 234 and 225 in the second round.

“You never know what’s going to happen from one day to the next but I made sure to make a mental note of how the lanes played yesterday,” Mohr said. “Today, they were pretty close to yesterday so that helped me make the adjustments I needed to make throughout the round a little easier.”

The PBA Hall of Famer and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year holds the record for most 300s in a tournament with four other players at three. With one day to go in the tournament, the Fort Wayne, Ind., native will have another opportunity to challenge the record.

“As the tournament leader, the target’s on your back somewhat but that’s a good position to be in,” Mohr added. “So far, I’ve had as good a look as I’ve had all year so I’m heading into match play with a lot of confidence.”

Mohr is trying for his second win of the season having won the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title.

Tournament defending champion hall of famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., bowled the 114th 300 game of his PBA career in the second round finishing qualifying in second 34 pins behind Mohr with 3,878. Bohn, who leads the PBA perfect game all-time list, had games of 239, 268, 187, 216, 236, 300, 265 and 266 in his second round.

By finishing in the top eight, Mohr, Bohn and six other players will advance directly into Tuesday’s second match play round. Also, advancing will be hall of famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,756; three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,752; hall of famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,751; Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., who also bowled his second 300 game of the tournament, 3,706; Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 3,688, and John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,658.

The top 16 players advance to match play with positions 17-28 and eight PBA60 players advancing to a cashers’ round Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET to determine eight additional match play spots. After Tuesday’s match play rounds the top five bowlers will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

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PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC

Presented by Roto Grip

Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Monday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 16 players advance to match play. Places 17-28 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers’ round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,912.
2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,878.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,756.
4, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,752.
5, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,751.
6, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 3,706.
7, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 3,688.
8, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,658.
9, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,640.
10, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,631.
11, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,630.
12, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,628.
13, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,616.
14, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,606.
15, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,601.
16, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,595.
17, (tie) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3,584.
19, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,577.
20, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,573.
21, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3,563.
22, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,554.
23, (tie) Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., and Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,535.
25, (tie) n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,531.
27, (tie) Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,527.
28, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,526.
29, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,526.
30, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,521.
31, (tie) ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., and Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,515.
33, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3,495.
34, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,492.
35, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,487.
36, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,484.
37, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,481.
38, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,466.
39, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,452.
40, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,451.
41, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,450.
42, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,438.
43, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,434.
44, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,416.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,409.
45, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,409.
47, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,407.
48, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,406.
49, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,405.
50, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 3,399.
51, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,395.
52, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,391.
53, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., and Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,388.
55, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,380.
56, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,378.
57, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,377.
58, Bill Watson, Monroe, Ohio, 3,376.
59, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,373.
60, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,367.
61, Gary Schluchter, Fremont, Ohio, 3,363.
62, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,359.
63, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,350.
64, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,349.
65, Dennis Klein, Phoenix, 3,315.
66, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,298.
67, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,297.
68, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,286.
69, Conn Casey, Canada, 3,281.
70, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,280.
71, Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,258.
72, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,251.
72, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 3,251.
74, n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 3,235.
75, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 3,208.
76, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 3,204.
77, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,135.
78, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 3,103.
79, Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 3,058.
80, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,012.
81, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 3,009.
82, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,950.
83, n-Rick York, Whiteland, Ind., 2,853.
84, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,844.
85, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,651.

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Strong Start Helps Ron Mohr Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic

by Jerry Schneider August 5, 2018 14:07

ANDERSON, Ind. – PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, opened qualifying with a 300 game and never looked back to take the first round lead Sunday in the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip.

Mohr, a two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, bowled a 1,959 eight-game pinfall total with games of 300, 248, 238, 214, 207, 269, 226 and 257 to hold a 40-pin lead over Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., who finished the round in second with 1,919.

“I had a good look on the fresh condition right from the start,” said the 62-year-old Mohr. “My ball speed has a tendency to overpower my rev rate so I really had to concentrate on keeping good control of my ball speed. I was able to keep my ball speed slow and just had to make a few small adjustment and a ball change before the last game to put together a good round.”

Mohr is trying for his second win of the season after winning the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title. He also has a third-place finish in the PBA50 National Championship and fifth-place finishes in the USBC Senior Masters and PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic.

“This season has actually been beyond my expectations,” said Mohr, who is a native of Fort Wayne, Ind. “I really didn’t know what was going to happen when the season started so it’s been a pleasant surprise for sure.”

The entire field returns Monday for the second eight-game qualifying round beginning at 11 a.m. ET. After qualifying, the top 16 players advance to match play with positions 17-28 and eight PBA60 players advancing to a cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots. After Tuesday’s match play rounds the top five bowlers will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Rounding out the top eight after the first round were Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,914; PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,903; John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,902; Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. and defending champion Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., tied at 1,901, and Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 1,899.

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PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC

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Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Sunday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,959.
2, ss-Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,919.
3, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,914.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,903.
5, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,902.
6, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,901.
8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominica Republic, 1,899.
9, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,894.
10, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 1,886.
11, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,859.
12, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1,855.
13, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,847.
14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,833.
15, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,827.
16, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,826.
17, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,823.
18, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,818.
19, (tie) Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., and Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,814.
21, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,793.
22, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,792.
23, (tie) ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,788.
25, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,783.
26, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,773.
27, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,772.
29, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,765.
30, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,763.
31, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,761.
32, (tie) ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., and ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,759.
34, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,753.
35, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,747.
36, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,744.
37, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,737.
38, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,729.
39, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,727.
40, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,719.
41, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,713.
42, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,709.
43, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,704.
44, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,698.
45, n-Curtis Matlock, Cloquet, Minn., 1,697.
46, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,696.
47, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,690.
48, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,689.
49, (tie) Dennis Klein, Phoenix, n, ss-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., and Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,688.
52, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,686.
53, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,684.
54, Bill Watson, Monroe, Ohio, 1,682.
55, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 1,680.
56, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,669.
57, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,667.
58, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 1,666.
59, (tie) Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,659.
61, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,657.
62, ss-Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,653.
63, David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,650.
64, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,646.
65, ss-Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,644.
66, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,642.
67, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,621.
68, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,615.
69, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,611.
70, ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,596.
71, (tie) Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., and Conn Casey, Canada, 1,590.
73, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,588.
74, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,587.
75, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,569.
76, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,565.
77, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,555.
78, ss-Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,528.
79, ss-Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,516.
80, ss-Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., 1,502.
81, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,490.
82, n-ss-Rick York, Whiteland, Ind., 1,439.
83, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,422.
84, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,419.
85, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,331.

300 games – Ron Mohr, Charlie Tapp, Kevin Duncan, Warren Nelson, Rolando Sebelen

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Norm Duke Closes the Deal to Win PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship

by Jerry Schneider July 31, 2018 19:17

KOKOMO, Ind. – After two tough losses in PBA50 Tour majors earlier in the season, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., was starting to question his ability to close the deal.

He regained his confidence Tuesday by defeating five-time PBA Tour winner and stepladder finals top qualifier Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 236-222, in the title match to win the PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship presented by Track at Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes for his first win of the season.

“I’m just elated to get the monkey off my back,” said the 54-year-old Duke, who finished second in the PBA50 National Championship and USBC Senior Masters. “In my opinion a second-place finish is one of the worst places you can finish.”

In the title match, Duke got off to a strong start with four strikes in a row and took advantage of an open frame by Shafer in the third frame when he left the 4-6-7-10 split. Shafer, whose second-place finish was his career best on the PBA50 Tour, was able to make a run by throwing five consecutive strikes to close the match but Duke through a nine-count on his first ball in the 10th frame to seal the win.

“The main thing for me was to manage the pocket hits,” said Duke, who qualified second for the finals. “You had to work to put a string of strikes together because light hits weren’t getting it done.

“When you do get on a string you’re adjusting on every shot,” he added. “It’s not like you get lined up and you can stay in one place for a while.”

Duke, who won his fifth career PBA50 Tour title, last won on the tour for players 50 and over in the 2017 Race City Open in Mooresville, N.C.

“I’ve had a lot of second-place finishes,” said Duke, a 38-time winner on the PBA Tour. “I knew I would win again but I just didn’t know when. I needed this and I’m glad I won it the way I did.”

In the semifinal match, Duke beat No. 3 qualifier Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, 244-226, to advance to the title match. Kretzer’ third-place finish was his third top-five of the season.

In the opening match, No. 4 qualifier Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, making his fifth career stepladder finals appearance and trying for his first PBA50 Tour win, defeated No. 5 qualifier two-time PBA50 Tour winner Jack Jurek of Lackawana, N.Y., 236-207.

In the second match Kretzer beat Csuhta, 216-201, to advance to the semifinal match against Duke.

The next stop for the PBA50 Tour will be the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Aug. 4-7 in Anderson, Ind.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SECURITY FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by Track

Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes, Kokomo, Ind., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $7,500.

2, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., $4,000.

3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $2,500.

4, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, $2,000.

5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Csuhta def. Jurek, 236-207.

Match Two – Kretzer def. Csuhta, 216-201.

Semifinal Match – Duke def. Kretzer, 244-226.

Championship Match – Duke def. Shafer, 236-222.

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

1, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5-1, 1,592.
2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4-1-1, 1,528.
3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 4-2, 1,485.
4, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 4-2, 1,430.
5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 4-2, 1,420.
6, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-3, 1,381, $1,500.
7, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-3, 1,376, $1,500.
8, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3-3, 1,372, $1,500.
9, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-4, 1,366, $1,250.
10, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 2-3-1, 1,345, $1,250.
11, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-1-2, 1,344, $1,250.
12, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3-3, 1,327, $1,250.
13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2-4, 1,324, $1,250.
14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 2-4, 1,304, $1,250.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2-4, 1,295, $1,250.
16, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 0-6, 1,123, $1,250.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins)
17, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2-3, 1,130, $1,100.
18, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3-2, 1,126, $1,100.
19, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2-3, 1,079, $1,100.
20, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2-3, 1,075, $1,100.
21, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-2, 1,060, $1,100.
22, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1-4, 1,054, $1,100.
23, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 2-3, 1,051, $1,100.
24, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1-4, 1,022, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 981, $1,000.
26, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 966, $1,000.
27, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 963, $1,000.
28, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 960, $1,000.
29, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 959, $1,000.
30, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 947, $1,000.
31, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 942, $1,000.
32, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 927, $1,000.
33, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 919., $1,000.

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