Lennie Boresch Jr. Compiles 6-1 Match Play Record to Lead PBA50 Storm Invitational First Round

by Jerry Schneider September 29, 2018 11:03

SHALLOTTE, N.C. – After the first seven-game match play round, 2018 PBA50 National Championship winner Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., compiled a 6-1 match play record and averaged 243 to lead the 14-player field in the PBA50 Storm Invitational Saturday at Planet Fun Bowling & Entertainment Center.

Boresch, who finished with a 1,882 overall pinfall total including 30 bonus pins for each match win, bowled games of 259, 224, 233, 259, 242, 238 and 247 on the 42-foot PBA Mark Roth lane condition. The USBC Hall of Famer’s only loss came in a 244-238 defeat at the hands of 2018 PBA50 Cup winner Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, in the sixth match of the round.

“When you’re in a field with this much talent I just wanted to be in contention to make the finals, so to be leading was a little unexpected,” said Boresch of the field that includes 10 hall of famers. “It seemed like every adjustment I was making was the right one and I only had one open so the goal going forward is simple—just keep doing the same thing tomorrow.”

Kretzer, who concluded the regular season with his PBA50 Cup win for his first career PBA50 Tour title, finished the first round in second 40 pins behind Boresch with a 1,842 pinfall and 5-2 match play record.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,799; 2018 PBA50 Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,765, and PBA/USBC Hall of Famers Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford Fla., 1,726.

The “all-star” special event features the top 12 in 2018 PBA50 Tour points plus invitees hall of famers Johnny Petraglia and Brian Voss. The entire field returns Sunday for the second seven-game match play round at 1 p.m. ET which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals set for 6 p.m.

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


Planet Fun Bowling & Entertainment Center

Shallotte, N.C.


(after 7 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Lennie Boresch Jr, Kenosha, Wis., 6-1, 1,882.
2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-2, 1,842.
3, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5-2, 1,799.
4, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5-2, 1,765.
5, (tie) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4-2-1, and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-2, 1,726.
7, Brian Voss, Cornelius, N.C., 4-3, 1,661.
8, Bob Learn Jr, Erie, Pa., 2-5, 1,580.
9, (tie) Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2-5, and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-3-2, 1,570.
11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2-5, 1,546.
12, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2-5, 1,479.
13, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1-6, 1,469.
14, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2-4-1, 1,422.

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PBA Spare Shots: All Systems “Go” for PBA50 Storm Invitational as Hurricane Florence Flooding Subsides

by Bill Vint September 19, 2018 09:11

Thanks in great part to the foresight of its builders, Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte, N.C., has escaped the ravages of Hurricane Florence and the show will go on as planned.

“The show” is the PBA50 Storm Invitational, a new end-of-season tournament for 12 elite “senior” stars who excelled during the 2018 season (Michael Haugen Jr., Brian Kretzer, Ron Mohr, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Norm Duke, Parker Bohn III, Lennie Boresch Jr., Amleto Monacelli, Ryan Shafer, Bob Learn Jr., Pete Weber and Harry Sullins) plus PBA Hall of Fame legends Johnny Petraglia and Brian Voss, will take place at 32-lane Planet Fun Sept. 29-30. PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling will live-stream the entire 14-game round-robin match play event plus the stepladder finals.

In the wake of the tragic flooding and wind damage caused by Hurricane Florence, the Planet Fun family entertainment complex in the sleepy little resort area of 3,600 residents escaped with minimal damage and is now patiently waiting for flood waters to recede.

”We’re doing okay,” proprietor Brian McCall said Tuesday. “We made it through the storm with very little damage. The area is still in the midst of trying to recover; roads are still really bad, but flooding is supposed to crest soon so we’re hoping we’ll get back to normal soon.”

Shallotte, McCall noted, is only a couple of miles from the ocean. It’s midway between Wilmington to the north and Myrtle Beach to the south. Shallotte got about 15 inches of rain – far less than areas of the north – and winds that hit the 80-100 mph range. But the bowling center itself escaped, despite having a river right behind it, because “we raised the center about 11 feet to get out of flood plain when we built it,” McCall said. “We got it about 19 feet above sea level. It certainly has paid for itself a couple of times over. The river has never gotten to our parking lot, but we can see it from there.”

The upcoming PBA50 event, he said, may prove to be therapeutic for the region.

“We look forward to hosting the event,” McCall said. “We know people will show up to support it. We hope it’ll be a breath of fresh air for people around here. We had to shut down the center for a week because our league bowlers couldn’t get here, but as bad as things have been, they could have been a whole lot worse.”


Thanks to the on-going efforts of Frank Zhao (third from left), owner of Longmarch Bowling in China, eight more Chinese bowlers have qualified to apply for PBA membership by participating in the 14th Longmarch Pioneers Tournament at Tian-Cheng-Hong-Ri Bowling Center in Shenyang in north China.

To qualify for PBA membership, the bowlers have to average 200 or more over a minimum of 21 games on PBA-level lane conditions. In the Longmarch tournament, 25 players bowled 36 games in three days and eight topped the 200 average target.

Since China entered players in PBA World Series of Bowling VI in 2014, a total of 94 bowlers have qualified and applied for PBA membership through Zhao’s Pioneers Tournaments, including 89 men and five women representing players from Taiwan, The Philippines and Hong Kong as well as China. Six of the 94 were younger than 24; the rest were 24 or older.

Zhao hopes to bring a contingent of Chinese PBA members to WSOB X at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., in March of 2019.


Four-time PBA Tour champion Anthony Simonsen from Austin, Texas, won five of his eight matches to overtake Anthony Lavery-Spahr of Pasadena, Texas, and claim his fifth PBA Regional title in the second annual PBA Liberal Kansas Southwest Open Sunday at Ayr Lanes.

Simonsen began the eight-game modified round-robin finals with 102-pin lead over Lavery-Spahr, but dropped his first two matches before eking out a 177-163 win over Dylan Burns from Garden City, Kan. Meanwhile, Lavery-Spahr won his first three matches with games of 239, 229, and 247, to build his lead to over 120 pins. Simonsen then out-dueled Anthony’s twin brother, Sean Lavery-Spahr, to win a 279-275 decision in game 4 to narrow the gap as the top two players pulled away from the rest of the field.

Going into position round, Anthony Lavery-Spahr held a nine-pin lead, needing to defeat Simonsen for the title. But Simonsen coverted the 6-7-10 split in the ninth frame and then filled the 10th frame with a strike and spare to win the match, 226-223, and claim the $4,500 first place check. Simonsen finished with a 21-game total of 5,019 pins, including match play bonus pins, for a 24-pin margin of victory over Anthony Lavery-Spahr, who earned $3,000 as runner-up.

● Ryan Ciminelli of Clarence, N.Y. defeated Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio by 42 pins to win the Professional Bowlers Association Sturgis Central/Midwest Open at Sturgis Bowl in Sturgis, Mich., Sunday.

Ciminelli finished with a 6-2 match play record and a total of 4,738 pins for 21 games, including match play bonus pins, to win his 12th career title along with the $2,600 first prize.

● The PBA Century Lanes South Open, scheduled for last weekend in Hampton, Va., was cancelled due to the presence of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Coast region.

● September’s PBA Regional calendar continues this weekend with the PBA/PBA50 Millsboro Lanes Eastern Doubles in Millsboro, Del.; the one-day Florence Bowling Center Central Open in Florence, Ky.; the PBA50 Cherokee Lanes South Open presented by Roto Grip in Canton, Ga.; the Lubbock Sports Southwest Challenge at South Plains Lanes in Lubbock, Texas, the one-day Mockingbird Lanes PBA and PBA50 Midwest Open doubleheader presented by Hammer in Omaha, Neb., and a Northwest/West tripleheader at Paradise Lanes in Tacoma, Wash., including the Always Painting Northwest/West Open presented by Vac-Tec; the Gary Mage PBA50 Northwest/West Open presented by Great American Casino, and the Jeanne Naccarato Women’s Open.

● The September PBA Regional schedule concludes over the Sept. 28-30 weekend with the Bluffton Central/Midwest Open at EZ Bowl in Bluffton, Ind.; the PBA50 J&L Sports South Open at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, S.C., and the Double Decker West/Northwest Open presented by Roto Grip in Rohnert Park, Calif. The Double Decker event will be live-streamed by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple device users using the PBA app).

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PBA Spare Shots: Xtra Frame on FloBowling Debuts Multi-Stream Options for PBA50, XF Tour Events

by Bill Vint August 16, 2018 10:37

As the PBA “senior” players wrapped up their regular season this week with the third annual PBA60 Dick Weber Championship, PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling unveiled a new multi-stream system to provide subscribers with a “sneak peek” at enhanced viewing options to watch a variety of players.

For the Dick Weber Championship, an event that included a field of 97 players 60 and older, FloBowling began using six streams covering five different pairs of lanes along with a sixth “FloZone” stream that is similar to DirectTV’s “Red Zone” channel. A banner at the bottom of the screen includes links to the available pairs of lanes being streamed. The “FloZone” channel provides live commentary by the Xtra Frame announcing team, but the remaining channels provide scoring and allow viewers the opportunity to watch the players in action.

The Dick Weber Championship, presented by 900 Global, concluded today at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., wrapping up with the stepladder finals airing live on PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling at 1 p.m. EDT.

For the upcoming the Go Bowling! PBA Tour events on PBA Xtra Frame in Middletown, Delaware, multi-stream options will be expanded to 10 simultaneous streams. That means, if there are four players on any given pair of lanes, viewers will have the ability to watch 40 different players on 10 different pairs of lanes during any given game. In Coldwater, Ohio the following week, all eight pairs in 16-lane Pla-Mor Lanes will be live-streamed throughout the event.

Xtra Frame on FloBowling coverage of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour’s 10th anniversary Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown, Del., is set for Saturday and Sunday, with the stepladder finals airing on Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT. The PBA Xtra Frame Kenn-Feld Group Classic takes place in Coldwater Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. PBA Tour titles will be at stake in both exclusive PBA Xtra Frame Tour events.

All PBA Xtra Frame events on FloBowling are covered live, from first ball to last. Existing Xtra Frame subscribers need to transition their current subscriptions to FloBowling by visiting https://www.flobowling.com/claim-account. New subscribers can enroll at FloBowling.com.


With the conclusion of the PBA50 Tour’s regular season Sunday in Wyoming, Mich., the field of 12 qualifiers for the new PBA50 Storm Invitational in late September has been finalized, and the two invitational berths in the end-of-season tournament have been awarded to PBA Hall of Famers Johnny Petraglia (featured photo) and Brian Voss, PBA50 Tour Director John Weber has confirmed.

Advancing to the invitational tournament at Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte, N.C., Sept. 28-30, will be 2018 points leader and Player of the Year Michael Haugen Jr. (30,123), PBA50 Cup winner Brian Kretzer (23,915), PBA60 star Ron Mohr (22,190), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (20,194), Norm Duke (20,014), Parker Bohn III (18,313), Lennie Boresch Jr. (17,388), Amleto Monacelli (16,699), Ryan Shafer (16,685), Bob Learn Jr. (14,886), Pete Weber (12,182) and Harry Sullins (11,617). Sullins held on to out-point Voss (11,161) for the final berth based on points.

The all-star special event will be covered in its entirety by PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. Competition will include of two rounds of qualifying to determine the top five for a stepladder final to decide the winner of the $10,000 first prize on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET.


Three PBA50 competitors including four-time PBA50 Tour titlist Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis.; three-time winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., and 2018 PBA50 Florida Open winner Warren Eales of Chandler, Ariz., will be among the eight 50-and-older players representing the United States in the 2018 Pan American Bowling Confederation Senior Championships at Let’s Bowl in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 19-24.

The fourth member of the men’s delegation will be Steve Badovinac of Parker, Colo. On the women’s side will be Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sharon Powers of Lakewood, Colo.; Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., and Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif. Three-time PBA Tour titlist and USBC Gold coach Bill Spigner of Vernon Hill, Ill., will coach the team.

The United States has not competed in the PABCON Senior Championships since its inaugural event in 2008.


Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Ariz., and his non-member partner, Ryan Nikolas of Milwaukie, Ore., posted a 9-3 match play record and a combined 20-game total of 10,033 pins Sunday to run away with the PBA Tony Reyes Memorial Member/Non-Member Doubles title at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif.

Nikolas and Butturff, who picked up his fifth PBA Regional title of the year and the 18th in his three-year PBA career, defeated Darren Tang of San Francisco and non-member Zack Hattori of Las Vegas by 824 pins to split the $4,000 first prize. Tang and Hattori posted an 8-4 match play record and a 9,209 pinfall total to earn $2,200.

The Tony Reyes Memorial is named in honor of the late PBA Tour champion who died in 2012.

Jason Sterner, a newly-relocated resident of Atlanta, Ga., won his 12th PBA Regional title and the $5,000 top prize Sunday, defeating Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., 278-216, in the title match of the third annual PBA AMF Chesapeake South Open presented by Hammer at AMF Western Branch Lanes in Chesapeake, Va.

Sterner, the top qualifier for the stepladder finals, waited while Troup disposed of Stephen Hahn of Sterling, Va., in opening match, 215-186, and Randy Weiss of Columbia, S.C., 224-173, in the semifinal contest. In the title match Sterner started with six strikes while Troup started with four. The final difference was that Sterner converted a single-pin spare in the seven frame and then struck out until leaving another single pin on his final ball while Troup was unable to match Sterner’s strike barrage.

● Chris Colella of Indianapolis defeated Jean Perez of Puerto Rico, 211-166, to win the PBA Greater Richmond Central Open at Richmond 40 Bowl in Richmond, Ind., Sunday, earning $1,600 and his second PBA Regional title.

Colella downed Kyle Cook of Centerville, Ohio, 279-173, in the semifinal round while Perez eliminated Joe Bailey of Wooster, Ohio, 209-186, to also advance to the championship match.

● On tap over the Aug. 17-19 weekend will be the Emerald Bowl Southwest Challenge presented by Track and Bowling Dynamix for non-PBA title winners in Houston, Texas; the Dave Husted Northwest/West Open presented by MOTIV at Husted’s Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore., and the Sunday-only BowlerX.com Midwest Challenge for non-titlists at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Ill.

● PBA’s Japan Region will hold the DHC Chameleon Open and Women’s Chameleon Open Aug. 25-26 in Nagano, Japan.

● Labor Day weekend will include the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control Super Senior Open and the PBA50 Mooresville South Open presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Hammer/Strike Zone Alleys Open in Pottsville, Pa., and the annual Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open presented by Ebonite at Illinois Valley Super Bowl in Peru, Ill.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple device users using the PBA app).

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Brian Kretzer Wins PBA50 Cup for First PBA50 Tour Title

by Jerry Schneider August 12, 2018 19:57

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

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

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

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

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

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

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Mohr, 248-214.

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

Semifinal Match – Monacelli def. McCune, 250-181

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

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

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

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

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


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

by Jerry Schneider August 11, 2018 17:50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Saturday

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

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

Did not advance:

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

300 games – Greg Thomas


ss-PBA60 player age 60 and over out of the regular prize fund cashing for $1,050

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