Brian LeClair Averages 250 in Second Round To Top PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider April 19, 2017 15:58

Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., put together a 1,753 seven-game pinfall total (250.4 average) in the second round to top qualifying in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open Wednesday at Lane Glo Bowl leading a field of 32 players into match play.

After bowling 1,671 to finish third after the first round, LeClair was the model of consistency in the second round with games of 246, 268, 237, 243, 245, 258 and 256 surging into the lead with a 3,424 14-game pinfall total (244 average).

“That round probably looked more consistent than it was,” said LeClair, who won the 2015 Fountain Valley Open for his lone PBA50 Tour title. “There weren’t too many highs or too many lows, but I had my share of splits and opens. Fortunately, I was able to string strikes to make up for it.”

In 2016, LeClair had a best finish of second which came in the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open.

“I’m bowling well in spurts but haven’t been able to put together a tournament where I’ve bowled well all the way through,” the 52-year-old LeClair added. “I’m working on building more consistency into my game.”

LeClair holds a 137-pin lead over first round leader and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas with 3,287. Mohr finished second in the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open at Lane Glo Bowl that concluded on Monday.

Finishing qualifying in third was Steve Pavlinko of Sewell, N.J., with 3,279, followed by two-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 3,228, and 2016 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Eddie Graham of Centerville, Ohio in fifth with 3,201. PBA50 Tour rookie and five-time PBA Tour winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix finished sixth with 3,173.

Defending champion, PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., finished the round in 12th with 3,142.

Five-time PBA Tour winner, Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., who is also making his PBA50 Tour debut also advanced to match play finishing 20th with 3,101.

After Thursday’s match play round, the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals set for 4 p.m. ET.

The Pasco County Open is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Wednesday

SECOND ROUND

(After 14 games. Top 32 players advance to match play)

1, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,424.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,287.
3, Steve Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 3,279.
4, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,228.
5, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,201.
6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,173.
7, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,168.
8, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,164.
9, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 3,161.
10, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,153.
11, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,146.
12, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,142.
13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,137.
14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,123.
15, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,115.
16, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,111.
17, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,105.
18, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,103.
18, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3,103.
20, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,101.
21, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 3,097.
22, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3,087.
23, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,074.
24, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,071.
25, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,065.
26, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,061.
27, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,055.
28, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,048.
30, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., and John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,044.

32, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,040.

Did not advance:
33, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,039, $1,000.
34, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,030, $1,000.
35, Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 3,025, $1,000.
36, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,024, $1,000.
37, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,017, $1,000.
38, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,016, $1,000.
39, (tie) William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,013, and John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 3,013, $1,000.
41, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,008, $1,000.
42, (tie) Bobby Sense, Jr., Massillon, Ohio, 2,993, and Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 2,993, $1,000.
44, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,989, $1,000.
45, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 2,987, $1,000.
46, ss-n-James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 2,982, $1,000.
46, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,982, $1,000.
48, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2,975.
49, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,972, $1,000 
50, (tie) John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 2,971.
52, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 2,969.
53, (tie) Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., and Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 2,965.
55, Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 2,960.
56, Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 2,951.
57, n-Edward Irwin, Hudson, Fla., 2,950.
58, ss-n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 2,948, $1,000
59, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,944.
60, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,938.
61, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 2,935.
62, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,933, $1,000 
63, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,930, $1,000. 
64, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,928, $1,000. 
65, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,921, $1,000 
66, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,920, $1,000. 
67, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,911.
68, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 2,909.
69, n-John Thomspon, Sarasota, Fla., 2,903.
70, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2,902.
71, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,897.
72, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 2,894.
73, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 2,883.
74, (tie) n-William Tramel, Crawforville, Fla., and Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,881.
76, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,876.
78, Harry Wright, Venice, Fla., 2,875.
79, Billy Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2,874.
80, n-Joe Barna, Stuart, Fla., 2,872.
81, (tie) Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., and Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,867.
83, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 2,860.
84, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 2,853.
85, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,851.
86, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,848.
87, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 2,846.
88, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 2,832.
89, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2,831.
90, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,826.
91, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,821.
92, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 2,819.
93, John Dougherty III, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 2,818.
94, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,805.
95, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,800.
96, (tie) Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., and Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 2,799.
98, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,796.
99, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2,795.
100, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,792.
101, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 2,780.
102, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,777.
103, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,776.
104, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,772.
105, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,762.
106, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 2,756.
107, Han Chen, Wellington, Fla., 2,744.
108, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,743.
109, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 2,737.
110, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,735.
111, n-Jeffery Roberson, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 2,724.
111, Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., 2,724.
113, (tie) Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,719.
115, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2,718.
116, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 2,712.
117, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,703.
118, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 2,699.
119, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,696.
120, n-Peter Hernandez, Land O Lakes, Fla., 2,692.
121, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 2,690.
122, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,687.
123, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 2,663.
124, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 2,660.
125, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,652.
126, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 2,643.
127, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 2,628.
128, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,622.
129, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 2,610.
130, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 2,585.
131, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,577.
132, (tie) Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., and Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., 2,575.
134, (tie) John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., and Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 2,541.
137, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 2,535.
138, Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,530.
139, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,515.
140, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,473.

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Troup/Svensson Win Continues Positive Viewership Gains for PBA on ESPN During 2016-17 Season

by Bill Vint April 19, 2017 13:33

CHICAGO – Kyle Troup and Jesper Svensson’s electrifying win Sunday in the MaineQuarterly.com Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, continued the positive viewership momentum trends of the 2016-17 Professional Bowlers Association on ESPN series.

The live finals average viewership was up 18 percent over last year’s Roth/Holman Doubles. Viewership through 13 PBA on ESPN shows is averaging 642,969 viewers, up 13 percent year-over-year. ESPN’s SportsCenter included highlights from the finals on Sunday night and Troup appeared live via satellite on Tuesday morning’s SportsCenter to talk about the win and his career following in the footsteps of his father Guppy Troup.

L.L.Bean PBA League coverage begins this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. The first set of Elias Cup quarterfinal matches, also from rowdy Bayside Bowl, continues on three more successive Sundays, all at 1 p.m. ET.

ESPN Senior Vice President of Programming Scott Guglielmino said the upcoming schedule will be a treat for fans. "Our remaining slate promises to be exciting, with the action and drama from the PBA League wrapping up the season,” Guglielmino said.

Guglielmino noted the PBA’s strong February featured six PBA shows including three major championships. The PBA on ESPN averaged an audience of  713,000 viewers, reaching more than 13 million total viewers during the month. During the PBA’s “Big February” run from 2015-17, there have been 15 ESPN telecasts averaging more than 767,000 viewers per show.

Sunday’s PBA League quarterfinals matches will begin with the top-seeded GEICO New York City WTT KingPins (Pete Weber, Marshall Kent, John Szczerbinski, Danielle McEwan, Sam Cooley) vs. the No. 8 Sysco Philadelphia Hitmen (Dom Barrett; Tom Smallwood; Chris Loschetter, Ronnie Russell, Dave Wodka). The second quarterfinal match will feature the No. 4 defending Elias Cup champion Shipyard Dallas Strikers (player-manager Norm Duke, Tommy Jones, Bill O’Neill, Rhino Page, B.J. Moore) meeting the No. 5 Lee Auto Malls L.A. X (Jason Belmonte, Stuart Williams, Martin Larsen, Osku Palermaa, Jakob Butturff).

Teams were seeded into the Elias Cup elimination rounds during an eight-game qualifying event held earlier in the week at Bayside Bowl. Kyle Troup and the hometown favorite L.L.Bean Portland Lumberjacks, the no. 3 seed, will headline the April 30 telecast, bowling against the no. 6 Barbasol Motown Muscle. The final quarterfinal round match will pit No. 2 Live + Work in Maine Silver Lake Atom Splitters taking on no. 7 MaineQuarterly.com Brooklyn Styles.

All quarterfinal and semifinal round matches are best-of-two-game Baker format contests, with a one-ball sudden-death roll-off deciding any match that ends in a tie.

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Mohr Rebounds From PBA60 Loss to Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open

by Jerry Schneider April 18, 2017 15:53

After a tough loss in the championship match of Monday’s PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open, two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas averaged 244 to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl.

Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner, had games of 218, 247, 279, 253, 258, 237 and 217 for a 1,709 seven-game pinfall total to lead the 140-player field.

Mohr lost the Killer ‘B’ Open title match when he threw a seven-count on the final ball of the 10th frame giving PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., the 247-245 win.

“Sure, it was disappointing but I look at the big picture,” said Mohr, who was PBA50 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011. “Looking back, I bowled really well in the tournament and to be able to shoot 240 in the title match against a Hall of Famer like Tom, it softens the disappointment somewhat.

“I’m still bowling with a lot of confidence and feel like it’s just a matter of time before I get it done,” Mohr added. “I just need to step it up a little bit.”

Mohr, the 2016 PBA60 Player of the Year (for players 60 and over), had a combined eight PBA50 and PBA60 top-five finishes last season which included two runner-up finishes. He’s trying to win his first PBA50 Tour event since the 2012 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open.

Mohr holds a 36-pin lead over Steve Pavlinko of Sewell, N.J., in second with 1,673, followed by Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., 1,671; Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,657, and Don Breeden of Clive, Iowa, 1,648, rounding out the top five.

Defending champion Hall of Famer and 10-time PBA50 Tour winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., finished sixth after the first round with a 1,641 pinfall.

Baker, who is tied for second on the all-time PBA50 Tour titles list with Gary Dickinson and Dale Eagle at 12 wins, finished 14th with 1,582.

Qualifying continues Wednesday which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to match play on Thursday. The top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. ET.

The Pasco County Open is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 PASCO COUNTY FLORIDA OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Tuesday

FIRST ROUND

(after seven games)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,709.
2, Steve Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 1,673.
3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,671.
4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,657.
5, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,648.
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,641.
7, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,629.
8, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,627.
9, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,603.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,595.
11, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,594.
12, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,593.
13, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 1,587.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,582.
15, (tie) Peter Knopp, Germany, and John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,577.
17, Billy Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 1,570.
18, Patrick Shipley, Spring Valley, Calif., 1,568.
19, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,557.
20, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,553.
21, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,552.
22, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,549.
23, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,543.
24, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,540.
25, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,539.
26, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,536.
27, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,534.
28, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,530.
29, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,527.
30, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,524.
31, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,521.
32, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,520.
32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,520.
34, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,519.
34, (tie) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., and Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,519.
37, (tie) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., and Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,518.
39, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,517.
40, (tie) Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 1,512.
43, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,511.
44, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,506.
45, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,503.
46, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,502.
47, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,501.
48, Harry Wright, Venice, Fla., 1,500.
49, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,499.
50, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,496.
51, (tie) Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,494.
53, Bobby Sense, Jr., Massillon, Ohio, 1,492.
54, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,491.
55, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,487.
56, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,484.
57, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 1,477.
58, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,471.
59, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,468.
60, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,466.
62, (tie) n-Joe Barna, Stuart, Fla., and n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 1,464.
64, (tie) Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,463.
66, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,461.
67, (tie) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and n-James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,459.
69, (tie) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, and Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 1,457.
71, (tie) Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., and Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,455.
73, n-John Thomspon, Sarasota, Fla., 1,448.
74, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,446.
75, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,443.
76, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,440.
77, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 1,439.
78, n-William Tramel, Crawforville, Fla., 1,438.
79, (tie) Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,437.
81, (tie) Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., and Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,431.
83, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,429.
84, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,423.
85, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,421.
85, n-Edward Irwin, Hudson, Fla., 1,421.
87, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., 1,418.
89, (tie) Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., and James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,417.
91, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 1,412.
92, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,406.
93, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,398.
94, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,394.
95, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,393.
96, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,390.
97, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 1,387.
98, Han Chen, Wellington, Fla., 1,384.
99, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,379.
100, n-Peter Hernandez, Land O Lakes, Fla., 1,378.
101, (tie) David Taylor, Largo, Fla., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,373.
103, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,372.
104, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,364.
105, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,363.
106, Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., 1,361.
107, John Dougherty III, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 1,359.
108, n-Jeffery Roberson, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 1,358.
109, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,353.
110, Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 1,350.
111, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1,349.
112, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,342.
113, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 1,341.
114, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,339.
115, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,332.
116, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,329.
117, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,323.
118, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,320.
119, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,318.
120, (tie) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 1,312.
122, (tie) John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., and Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,306.
124, Michael Shequin, Debary, Fla., 1,305.
125, Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, 1,302.
126, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,301.
127, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,297.
128, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 1,288.
129, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1,283.
130, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,281.
131, Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., 1,280.
132, (tie) n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., and Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 1,272.
134, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,263.
135, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,222.
136, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,221.
137, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 1,210.
138, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,209.
139, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,172.
140, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 1,115.

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Tom Baker Survives 10th Frame Shootout with Ron Mohr To Win PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open

by Jerry Schneider April 17, 2017 13:13

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer and Four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., survived a 10th frame shootout in the title match to win the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open at Lane Glo Bowl Monday for his first PBA60 title.

Baker, who had thrown a double and nine-count to finish with a 247 game, had to wait in the wings as tournament top qualifier two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, had a chance to win the match by one pin with three strikes in the 10th frame. Mohr threw the first two strikes but on the third shot left the 2-4-8 to finish with 245.

“That was a great back and forth match,” said Baker, who is a 12-time winner on the PBA50 Tour and 10-time winner on the PBA Tour. “You couldn’t ask for more than that.

“It’s very rewarding when you can win with a big finish,” the 62-year-old Baker added. “The way Ron was bowling I expected he would probably do the same thing but it looked like he got the ball a little inside in the oil and the ball didn’t have a chance to finish.”

For Baker it was his first national tournament title since winning the 2014 PBA50 Dayton Classic. In 2016, on the PBA50 Tour, he had four top-five finishes with a best of third in the Mooresville Classic.

“I’m looking forward to a good season,” Baker said. “To get a win right out of the gate really adds to your confidence so hopefully there will be more to come.”

Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner, who was trying for his first national PBA tournament win since capturing the 2012 PBA50 Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open title, had a combined eight top-five finishes in PBA50 and PBA60 tournaments in 2016 with a best finish of second in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages and PBA60 Dick Weber Classic.

In the semifinal match, Mohr beat John Dudak of Orland Park, Ill., 236-231, to advance to the final. Dudak, beat Mike Chrzanowski of Shepherd, Mich., 257-215 in the opening match and Don Blatchford of Santa Monica, Calif., 203-151, in the second match to advance to the semifinal against Mohr.

All five players will join a field of approximately 150 players, including defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., for the PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open which begins Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl with first round qualifying. Qualifying continues on Wednesday which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to match play on Thursday. The top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 4 p.m. ET.

The Pasco County Florida Open will also be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA60 KILLER ‘B’ OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Monday

Final Standings:

1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., $7,500

2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $4,000

3, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., $3,000

4, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., $2,000

5, Mike Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Dudak def. Chrzanowski, 257-215.

Match Two – Dudak def. Blatchford, 203-151.

Semifinal Match – Mohr def. Dudak, 236-231.

Championship – Baker def. Mohr, 247-245.

Second Round Standings

(Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and 20-game total pinfall including bonus)

1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-1, 4,870.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 4,757.
3, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 7-1, 4,756.
4, (tie) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 6-2, and Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 6-2, 4,720.
6, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 4-4, 4,688, $1,600.
7, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 7-1, 4,660, $1,500.
8, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3-5, 4,645, $1,450.
9, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3-5, 4,624, $1,400.
10, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 4-4, 4,595, $1,375.
11, Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 5-3, 4,578, $1,350.
12, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 5-3, 4,575, $1,325.
13, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 4-4, 4,570, $1,288.
13, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 5-3, 4,570, $1,288.
15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 5-3, 4,556, $1,250.
16, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3-5, 4,538, $1,225.
17, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 4-4, 4,514, $1,200.
18, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 3-5, 4,506, $1,190.
19, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 4-4, 4,493, $1,180.
20, n-John Weltzien, Wellington, Fla., 4-4, 4,490, $1,170.
21, n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 4-4, 4,480, $1,160.
22, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 4-4, 4,464, $1,150.
23, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 4-4, 4,415, $1,140.
24, (tie) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3-5, and Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3-5, 4,399, $1,125.
26, n-Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3-5, 4,379, $1,110.
27, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2-6, 4,377, $1,100.
28, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2-6, 4,360, $1,090.
29, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 4-4, 4,345, $1,080.
30, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 1-7, 4,342, $1,070.
31, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3-5, 4,300, $1,060.
32, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1-7, 4,180, $1,050.

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2016 PBA60 Player of the Year Ron Mohr Averages 232.5 to Top Qualifying in PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open

by Jerry Schneider April 16, 2017 18:40

Two-time PBA50 Player of the Year, and defending PBA60 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, averaged 232.5 to top qualifying in the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open at Lane Glo Bowl leading 32 players into Monday’s match play round.

Mohr, who is still trying for his first title in a PBA60 event (for players 60 and over), finished with a 1,401 pinfall total in the first six-game block Sunday and followed it up with 1,390 in the second for a 2,791 overall pinfall to edge four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., in second with 2,785.

“I bowled really well last year but could never finish the deal,” said Mohr, an eight-time PBA50 Tour winner. “That’s why I’ve really been excited about getting back out here and see what I can do about that.

“I don’t know how much I can tell from qualifying today but it’s a good start and a good confidence builder to be sure,” Mohr added. “I had a bad fourth game in the second block mainly because I didn’t have a good read on that pair but overall things were good.”

Last season Mohr had a combined eight top-five finishes in PBA50 and PBA60 events with a best of second in the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages and the PBA60 Dick Weber Classic. His last win on the PBA50 Tour came in the 2012 PBA Senior Decatur (Ill.) Open.

Rounding out the top five were Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 2,778; Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 2,769, and Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,764.

After Monday’s match play round, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at noon ET.

The PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open, for players 50 and over, begins Tuesday at Lane Glo Bowl with first round qualifying. Qualifying continues on Wednesday which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to match play on Thursday. The top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 4 p.m.

Both tournaments are streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA60 KILLER ‘B’ OPEN 

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Sunday

Second Round Standings (after 12 games)

Top 32 players advance to match play

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2,791.
2, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,785.
3, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 2,778.
4, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 2,769.
5, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,764.
6, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2,717.
7, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2,690.
8, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,687.
9, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 2,680.
10, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,679.
11, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,667.
12, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,666.
13, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,660.
14, n-Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,649.
15, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,647.
16, n-John Weltzien, Wellington, Fla., 2,634.
17, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,630.
18, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 2,629.
19, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,627.
20, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 2,619.
21, David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 2,616.
22, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,615.
23, Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 2,614.
24, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,603.
25, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 2,596.
26, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 2,584.
27, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,582.
28, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,575.
29, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 2,573.
30, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 2,572.
31, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,568.
32, n-Widmar Vargas, Sun City Center, Fla., 2,567.

Failed to advance:
33, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 2,565.
34, Danny Gould, Palm Bay, Fla., 2,564.
35, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,561.
36, Keith Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,559.
37, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 2,552.
38, (tie) Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,549.
40, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2,543.
41, n-Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla., 2,522.
42, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,517.
43, ss-Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 2,510.
44, n-Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 2,503.
45, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,500.
46, n-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., 2,497.
47, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,494.
48, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 2,490.
49, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2,482.
50, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,467.
51, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 2,465.
52, n-Chuck Ludwig, Treasure Island, Fla., 2,463.
53, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 2,457.
54, Donald MacDonald Jr., Seminole, Fla., 2,453.
55, Jim Lesiuk, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2,448.
56, Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,444.
57, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,440.
58, (tie) Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., and Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., 2,435.
60, Mark McNutt, Alpharetta, Ga., 2,427.
61, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,422.
62, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,419.
63, n-Frank Cascio, Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,411.
64, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,410.
65, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,401.
66, n-Kenneth Smith, Spring Hill, Fla., 2,393.
67, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 2,380.
68, n-Patrick Trudeau, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,379.
69, Mark Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 2,372.
70, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 2,366.
71, n-Stan Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 2,364.
72, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,362.
73, n-Joe Barna, Stuart, Fla., 2,359.
74, Gary Morgan, Atlanta, 2,347.
75, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,339.
76, (tie) William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., and Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 2,336.
78, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,326.
79, n-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2,321.
80, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,308.
81, Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 2,306.
82, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 2,296.
83, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,287.
84, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 2,285.
85, n-Ron Wagner, Cinnaminson, N.J., 2,282.
86, (tie) Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., and n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,263.
88, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,261.
89, Don Lane, San Francisco, 2,224.
90, n-Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, 2,205.
91, John Thomas, Fort Myers, Fla., 2,194.
92, Lonnie Dyer, Charlotte, N.C., 2,175.
93, Sidney Stafford, Texas City, Texas, 2,148.
94, n-David Titer, Land O' Lakes, Fla., 2,114.
95, Randy Mitchell, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 2,101.

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