Voss Beats Sullins in Title Match Thriller to Win PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 5, 2019 18:20

JACKSON, Mich. – PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, a 25-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, defeated Harry Sullins 264-256 in the title match to capture the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolf title Monday at JAX 60 Lanes for his first PBA60 win.

Competing in the tournament exclusively for players 60 years of age and older, Voss started the match with eight strikes before he opened in the ninth frame after leaving the 4-6-7 split. Sullins, who also was trying for his first PBA60 title, was able to stay in the match with a string of eight strikes of his own after a 7-10 split in the second frame. The USBC Hall of Famer, who is a five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, had a chance to win the match with a strike on the second ball of the 10th frame but left a solid 10 pin which gave the win to Voss.

“That’s why I bowl right there,” the 61-year-old Voss said of his victory. “I wanted the 300 game but it probably turned out more exiting the way it ended. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many times you’ve done it, winning never gets old.

“I was really into it and Harry was too,” Voss added. “We were really pushing each other. I got a little slow with that shot in the ninth frame but fortunately I learned from it.”

Voss had a 13-3 overall match play record including a 6-0 run in the final round which contributed to his final day surge to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals.

“I didn’t feel I was bowling that great early in the tournament but when I got to match play I figured out I was just arcing the ball too much,” Voss said. “As it turned out I could just move a little further to the right and not put so much arc on the ball.”

Sullins, the no. 2 seed, won the semifinal match thriller 235-234 over No. 3 seed former Team USA member Jerry Sikora who left the 3-9 on his final shot of the 10th frame to give Sullins the win and a berth in the title match.

In the first stepladder match, three-time PBA50 Tour and one-time PBA60 titlist Mike Dias beat No. 5 seed and newly-crowned PBA60 Player of the Year Ron Mohr 211-200. In the second match Sikora beat Dias 227-190 to meet Sullins in the semifinal.

PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, 72, led the first four rounds of the tournament but eventually finished sixth, losing to Mohr in the position round match to miss the finals.

The tournament was named in honor of longtime PBA50 competitor Mel Wolf who passed away in 2011. The one-time PBA50 Tour titlist was the driving force in bringing the senior tour to Jackson in 1992.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by The DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana concludes the 2019 PBA50/60 season Aug. 7-9. Mohr, an 11-time PBA50 Tour and two-time PBA60 titlist, is the defending champion.

Fans can follow all the action via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

In memory of Mel Wolf
JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Monday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $10,000.

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Twp., Mich., $5,000.

3, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., $3,000.

4, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., $2,000.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Dias def. Mohr, 211-200.

Match Two – Sikora def. Dias, 227-190.

Semifinal Match – Sullins def. Sikora, 235-234.

Championship Match – Voss def. Sullins, 264-256.

Modified Match Play Round 3 (includes match play record, 30-game pinfall totals, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 13-3, 7,501.
2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 10-6, 7,367.
3, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 9-6-1, 7,359.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,352.
5, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 11-5, 7,336.
6, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-9, 7,287, $1,700.
7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 8-8, 7,272, $1,600.
8, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 9-7, 7,210, $1,500.
9, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 8-8, 7,197, $1,450.
10, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 8-8, 7,190, $1,400.
11, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 9-7, 7,156, $1,375.
12, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 12-4, 7,107, $1,350.
13, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 7-8-1, 7,065, $1,325.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 9-6-1, 7,011, $1,300.
15, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 8-8, 6,976, $1,285.
15, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 7-9, 6,976, $1,285.
17, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 7-8-1, 6,900, $1,270.
18, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 6-10, 6,853, $1,260.
19, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 7-9, 6,851, $1,250.
20, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 6-10, 6,806, $1,240.
21, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 5-11, 6,715, $1,230.
22, Rick Minier, Houston, 5-11, 6,678, $1,220.
23, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 4-12, 6,655, $1,210.
24, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 5-11, 6,464, $1,200.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after 24 games, includes match play record and total pinfall including match play bonus pins. All 24 players advance to match play Round 3)

1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-3, 5,995.
2, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 6-4, 5,876.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 7-3, 5,856.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 6-4, 5,814.
5, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 6-4, 5,797.
6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 5-5, 5,762.
7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4-6, 5,758.
8, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 6-4, 5,747.
9, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 4-6, 5,700.
10, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 6-4, 5,694.
11, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 5-5, 5,688.
12, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 6-4, 5,667.
13, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 8-2, 5,649.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 6-4, 5,582.
15, (tie) Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 4-6, and n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 5-5, 5,552.
17, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 4-6, 5,505.
18, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 4-6, 5,492.
19, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 4-6, 5,468.
20, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 4-6, 5,448.
21, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3-7, 5,391.
22, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3-7, 5,381.
23, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 5-5, 5,304.
24, Rick Minier, Houston, 2-8, 5,270.

300 game – Brian Voss

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Parker Bohn III Rides Clean Second Round to Lead Qualifying for PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic

by Jerry Schneider August 1, 2019 14:49

JACKSON, Mich. – Hoping to end a two-year drought without a win on the PBA50 Tour, PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey averaged 237 for 16 games to emerge as the qualifying leader for the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic presented by Track.

The four-time PBA50 Tour titlist started Thursday’s second eight-game round at JAX 60 Lanes with a 205 game and then caught fire bowling games of 258, 258, 278, 245, 248, 246 and 235 bringing his two-round qualifying pinfall total to 3,803. He had no open frames in his second round.

“The good shots resulted in strikes and the bad shots resulted in nothing worse than a makeable spare,” said Bohn, who also has won 35 times on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour. “After the first game I just needed to tighten up my line to the pocket a little bit and more often than not I knocked them all down. I didn’t have to shoot at anything worse than a three-pin spare.”

Bohn, who notched his second top-qualifier honor in the last three tournaments, last won on the tour for players 50 and over in August of 2017 when he won the David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic. This season he has three top-five finishes with a best of second in the PBA50 Northern California Classic.

“I don’t mind telling you I’m tired of making shows and not winning,” said the 56-year-old left-hander. “There’s something to be learned from every tournament so hopefully I can put all that experience to use and win this one.”

As a result of finishing in the top eight, Bohn earned a bye into Friday’s second match play round. The other seven players earning a bye were: Joel Carlson, Omaha, Nebraska, 3,730; Brian Menini, Brookfield, Missouri., 3,700; Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Illinois, 3,686; Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan., 3,682, followed by three Hall of Famers – Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,671; 2019 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic winner Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,667, and Brian Voss, Centennial, Colorado, 3,644.

If PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida is going to win his fourth tournament of the season and 15th of his career to take sole possession of the all-time PBA50 Tour titles lead, he’ll have to advance through Friday’s cashers round to earn a spot in the first match play round which is something he’s done in two of his wins that came early in the season.

Williams narrowly advanced to the cashers round finishing tied for 31st with 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair, of Albany, New York. LeClair, who also advanced to the cashers round will be trying for his third win of the season.

Friday’s competition begins with the cashers round at 8:30 a.m. ET with match play rounds at noon and 3 p.m. After match play is completed the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. ET.

Final day coverage of the JAX 60 Classic will be streamed live by PBA’s online bowling channel FloBowling beginning at 8:30 a.m. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 CLASSIC

Presented by Track

JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Thursday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 16 advance to match play. Positions 17-36 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,803.
2, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,730.
3, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 3,700.
4, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,686.
5, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,682.
6, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,671.
7, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,667.
8, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,644.
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,620.
10, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,604.
11, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,600.
12, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,589.
13, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,587.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,581.
15, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,578.
16, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,575.
17, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,574.
18, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,568.
19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,551.
20, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,546.
21, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,543.
22, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,537.
23, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,525.
24, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,523.
25, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,520.
26, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,518.
27, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,513.
28, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,505.
29, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,502.
30, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,500.
31, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,496.
33, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 3,479.
34, n-Michael Snow, Canada, 3,467.
35, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,465.
36, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,464.
37, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,455.
38, (tie) ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 3,452.
40, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,444.
41, n-Joe Ciach, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, 3,435.
42, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,418.
43, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 3,409.
44, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,405.
45, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,402.
46, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,393.
47, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,392.
48, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,382, $100.
49, ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,353.
50, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,352.
52, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 3,335.
53, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,334.
54, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,330.
55, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,317.
57, n-Lyle Kuhlmann, Woodruff, Wis., 3,310.
58, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,307.
59, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,290.
59, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,290.
61, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,288.
62, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,281.
63, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 3,279.
64, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,278.
65, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,275.
66, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 3,274.
67, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,271.
68, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,270.
69, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,267.
70, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,263.
71, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 3,261.
72, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,260.
73, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,254.
74, (tie) Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, and Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 3,252.
76, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,242.
77, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,230.
78, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 3,228.
78, Gregory McCreadie, Midland, Mich., 3,228.
80, Rick Minier, Houston, 3,225.
81, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,207.
82, n-Larry Salvati, Canada, 3,206.
82, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3,206.
84, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 3,195.
85, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,187.
86, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 3,186.
87, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 3,184.
88, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,171.
89, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 3,155.
90, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,143.
91, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,136.
91, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 3,136.
93, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 3,134.
94, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 3,132.
95, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,123.
96, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,113.
97, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,112.
98, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,110.
99, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 3,099.
100, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 3,093.
101, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,090.
102, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,088.
103, n-Douglas David, Mccomb, Mich., 3,044.
104, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,016.
105, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,867.
106, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,859.
107, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,830.
108, n-Mark Rose, Jackson, Mich., 2,799.
109, Scott Merritt, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,484.
110, John Chapman, Canada, 1,452.

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Minor Adjustments Help Steve Jaros Take PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic Lead After First Round

by Jerry Schneider July 31, 2019 14:18

JACKSON, Mich. – Steve Jaros, a seven-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titlist trying for his first PBA50 Tour win, bowled a 1,915 pinfall total for eight games to take the first-round lead Wednesday in the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic presented by Track.

Bowling in his first PBA50 Tour event of the season, the 53-year-old Jaros bowled games of 226, 237, 224, 268, 257, 204, 243 and 256 at JAX 60 Lanes to hold a 31-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams in second with 1,884.

“I want to bowl more but haven’t had time because of my work commitments,” said Jaros, who is only able to bowl an occasional PBA50 Tour event. “I’m fortunate that I’m able to make the most of the tournaments I do bowl for the most part and getting off to a good start is always encouraging.

“Today was one of those rounds where I could play the same part of the lane, keep the ball in play and didn’t have to make any drastic changes,” Jaros added. “The transition caught me off guard in the 204 game, but I was able to grind it out and didn’t have any opens.”

Jaros, of Yorkville, Illinois, had a career best PBA50 Tour finish of fourth in the 2018 PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic.

The field returns for another eight-game qualifying round Thursday which begins at 11 a.m. ET. After a cashers round Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., match play rounds are scheduled for noon and 3 p.m. which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Rounding out the top five were Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,881; 2019 PBA50 Hamilton Lanes Open winner Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,875, and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,873.

PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., who recently locked up PBA50 Player of the Year honors and is trying for a record 15th career PBA50 Tour title, finished the first round in 15th with 1,804.

FloBowling is providing live start-to-finish coverage of the final PBA50 Tour event of the season. Subscription and schedule information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 CLASSIC

Presented by Track

JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,915.
2, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,884.
3, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,881.
4, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,875.
5, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,873.
6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,870.
7, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,863.
8, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,854.
9, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,840.
10, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,838.
11, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,827.
12, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,824.
13, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,814.
14, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,811.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,804.
16, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,801.
17, (tie) Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,795.
19, ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,785.
20, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,784.
21, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,775.
22, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,760.
23, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1,752.
24, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,737.
25, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,736.
26, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,735.
27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,731.
28, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,728.
29, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,726.
30, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 1,725.
31, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,723.
32, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,722.
33, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,717.
34, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,712.
35, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,711.
36, (tie) ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,706.
38, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 1,705.
39, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,704.
40, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,702.
41, (tie) ss-Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., and ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,700.
43, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,699.
44, n-Michael Snow, Canada, 1,698.
45, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,696.
46, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,695.
47, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,692.
48, (tie) Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., and n-Joe Ciach, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, 1,691.
50, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,690.
51, (tie)Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,683.
53, n-Lyle Kuhlmann, Woodruff, Wis., 1,676.
54, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,675.
55, (tie) ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., and ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,673.
57, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,670.
58, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,667.
59, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,665.
60, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,659.
61, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 1,655.
62, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,653.
63, (tie) Carl West, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,652.
65, Gregory McCreadie, Midland, Mich., 1,646.
66, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,642.
67, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,639.
68, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,638.
69, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,634.
70, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,622.
71, (tie) ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 1,621.
73, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,620.
74, ss-Rick Minier, Houston, 1,612.
75, ss-Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,610.
76, (tie) Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., and Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,609.
78, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,607.
79, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,603.
80, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,596.
81, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,595.
82, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,592.
83, (tie) ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., and ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,591.
85, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,587.
86, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,586.
87, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,585.
88, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,584.
89, ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,582.
90, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,581.
91, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,578.
92, n,ss-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,577.
93, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,573.
94, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,562.
95, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,558.
96, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 1,540.
97, n,ss-Douglas David, McComb, Mich., 1,537.
98, n-Larry Salvati, Canada, 1,528.
99, ss-Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,519.
100, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,507.
101, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,487.
102, Scott Merritt, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,484.
103, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,474.
104, ss-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,463.
105, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,453.
106, ss-John Chapman, Canada, 1,452.
107, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,433.
108, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,408.
109, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 1,388.
110, n-Mark Rose, Jackson, Mich., 1,332.

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Eugene McCune Wins PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open; Walter Ray Williams Jr. Earns PBA50 Player of the Year

by Jerry Schneider July 28, 2019 19:04

WYOMING, Mich. – Three-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Indiana, beat Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 230-178, in the title match Sunday to win the PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open presented by DV8 for his first PBA50 Tour title as a professional.

A third-place finish by PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Florida, was enough for Williams to clinch his third Player of the Year honor on the tour for players 50 and over.

“I don’t think I’ve ever bowled so bad in my life and won,” McCune said. “I didn’t have a lot of problems with the right lane but no matter where or how I threw it on the left lane I couldn’t find a shot. I was fortunate to get some breaks and was able to take advantage of them.”

In the semifinal match against Williams, McCune recovered from a gutter ball and open in the seventh frame by throwing strikes in the ninth frame and all three in the 10th to beat Williams 215-201 after Williams opened the door by missing a 3-10 split in the 10th. One of McCune’s breaks was a crossover strike in the 10th frame.

In the title match, Boresch, who was trying for his first win of the season and the fifth of his career, got off to an early lead but opened in the sixth and eighth frames after leaving splits while McCune was able to string together five strikes in the middle of the match using his trademark hard-throwing delivery from the corner to clinch the win.

“I was using a 15-pound ball earlier in the tournament but I wasn’t able to carry with it,” the 51-year-old McCune said. “I went to a 16-pound ball in the second round which enabled me to throw a straighter line to the pocket. It’s more work to throw 16, and I didn’t throw it the best tonight, but it was the right choice to deal with the changing lane conditions.”

Walter RayWith three consecutive PBA50 Tour wins to start the season and no finishes worse than ninth, Williams has put together a dominant season. He will have one more opportunity to win his 15th career PBA50 Tour title to take sole possession of the all-time titles lead on the PBA50 Tour when he competes in the PBA50 Jax60 Classic presented by Track July 30-Aug. 2 in Jackson, Mich., which will conclude the PBA50 season.

“Overall I’ve been very happy with the way I bowled this season,” said Williams, who holds the all-time titles lead on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour with 47 wins. “I don’t think I was always the best bowler in the field every week but you can’t argue with three wins and a lot of other good finishes. Hopefully I can get that 15th win in Jackson.”

In the opening stepladder match, last week’s PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic winner, Ron Mohr beat Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., a two-time winner this season, 268-213. Williams, who was seeded third for the finals, started the second stepladder match with eight strikes to beat Mohr 266-237 to advance to the semifinal match against McCune.

Mohr beat Williams in last week’s David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic title match 279-215 for his first win of the season and 11th of his career.

Two PBA60 events – for players 60 and over – will conclude the “senior” season. The PBA60 Jax 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolfe will be conducted Aug. 3-5 and the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by the DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global in Fort Wayne is scheduled for Aug. 7-9.

Fans can follow all the action via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SPECTRUM LANES OPEN

presented by DV8
Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., $7,500.

2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., $4,000.

3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $2,500.

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

5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Mohr def. LeClair, 268-213.

Match Two – Williams def. Mohr., 266-237.

Semifinal Match – McCune def. Williams, 215-201.

Championship Match – McCune def. Boresch, 230-178.

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

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 9-3, 6,767.
1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 10-2- 6,767.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 8-4, 6,738.
4, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 8-4, 6,727.
5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 7-5, 6,614.
6, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 6-5-1, 6,588, $1,600.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 7-5, 6,563, $1,500.
8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 7-5, 6,535, $1,425.
9, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 8-4, 6,452, $1,375.
10, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 6-6, 6,442, $1,350.
11, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 7-5, 6,407, $1,325.
12, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 7-3-2, 6,320, $1,300.
13, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 8-3-1, 6,286, $1,270.
13, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6-6, 6,286, $1,270.
15, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 7-5, 6,267, $1,240.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 8-4, 6,265, $1,220.
17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5-7, 6,197, $1,200.
18, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 5-7, 6,186, $1,190.
19, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 8-4, 6,148, $1,180.
20, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3-9, 6,107, $1,170.
21, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-7, 6,101, $1,160.
22, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 5-7, 6,072, $1,150.
23, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 5-7, 6,051, $1,145.
24, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3-9, 6,040, $1,140.
25, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-8-1, 6,027, $1,135.
26, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 4-7-1, 6,009, $1,130.
27, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-9, 5,980, $1,125.
28, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 5-3, 5,938, $1,120.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 5-7, 5,927, $1,115.
30, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 4-8, 5,876, $1,110.
31, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 4-8, 5,847, $1,105.
32, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 2-10, 5,654, $1,100.
33, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-3, 4,285, $1,000.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after six games, including match play bonus pins. All players advance to Round 2)

1, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 4-2, 5,258.
2, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-1, 5,236.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-1, 5,235.
4, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 4-1-1, 5,233.
5, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 5-1, 5,191.
6, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 4-2, 5,116.
7, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 4-2, 5,082.
8, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 5,079.
9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 5,078.
10, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4-2, 5,062.
11, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 5-1, 4,956.
12, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-4, 4,947.
13, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 4-2, 4,934.
14, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 4-2, 4,887.
15, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 5-1, 4,863.
16, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 4-2, 4,836.
17, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 4,834.
18, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2-4, 4,785.
19, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2-4, 4,772.
20, (tie) Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-4, and ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2-4, 4,733.
22, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1-5, 4,703.
23, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2-4, 4,691.
24, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1-5, 4,670.
25, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1-5, 4,655.
26, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-3, 4,654.
27, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1-4-1, 4,642.
28, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 2-4, 4,631.
29, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2-4, 4,576.
30, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1-1, 4,573.
31, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1-5, 4,567.
32, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1-5, 4,540.

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Consistent Second Round Enables LeClair to Top Qualifying for PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open

by Jerry Schneider July 27, 2019 15:33

WYOMING, Mich. – With recent back-to-back wins in the PBA50 River City Extreme and South Shore Opens, Brian LeClair continues his late-season surge after averaging 238 to take top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open presented by DV8 Saturday.

LeClair, who finished tied for fourth after the first round with an 1,843 pinfall total for eight games, bowled 1,964 in the second round Saturday to finish with a 3,807 16-game overall pinfall to lead 32 players into match play. He bowled games of 278, 257, 235, 227, 263, 222, 224 and 258 in the second round.

“I think the key so far is that I’m able to play my “A” game here,” said the 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year who finished 22nd in last week’s PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic. “Last week it was kind of frustrating because I couldn’t get the ball to do what I wanted and I didn’t have the ability to fix the problem. This week I’m able to stand left and throw the ball out to the right and it comes back strong which is where I’m most effective.”

Walter Ray Williams Jr. closed his second round with a 268 game to finish qualifying in second with a 3,751 pinfall for 16 games.

With three consecutive PBA50 Tour wins to start the season and no finishes worse than ninth including a runner-up finish in last week’s PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic, the PBA Hall of Famer has put together a dominant season. His work isn’t done however, as he still needs to finish 15th or better to clinch his third PBA50 Player of the Year honor. Williams also will be trying for a PBA50 Tour record 15th career win.

Sunday’s six-game match play rounds are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET after which the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Trying for his second consecutive win of the season, PBA Hall of Famer and David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic winner Ron Mohr was able to continue his momentum finishing qualifying in third with 3,688.

Rounding out the top five were Bo Goergen of Sanford, Michigan with 3,664, and Warren Eales of Chandler, Arizona with 3,653.

Spectrum Lanes Open final-day coverage will be streamed live by PBA’s online bowling channel FloBowling.For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SPECTRUM LANES OPEN

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Saturday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 32 advance to Sunday’s match play.)

1, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,807.
2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,751.
3, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,668.
4, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,664.
5, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 3,653.
6, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,646.
7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,643.
8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,628.
9, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,592.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,575.
11, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 3,563.
12, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,519.
13, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,503.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,500.
15, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,493.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,492.
17, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,489.
18, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,484.
19, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,476.
20, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,470.
21, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,437.
22, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,420.
23, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,416.
24, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,404.
25, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,398.
26, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 3,397.
27, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,392.
28, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,387.
29, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,385.
30, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,380.
31, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,378.
32, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 3,378.

Did not advance:
33, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,378, $1,000.
34, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,373, $1,000
35, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,348.
36, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,343.
37, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,336.
38, ss-Mike Mineman, St Louis, 3,329, $1,000.
39, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3,325.
40, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,321, $1,000.
41, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,318, $1,000.
42, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,315.
43, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 3,310.
44, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,309.
45, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,306.
46, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,292, $1,000.
47, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 3,287.
48, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,285, $1,000.
49, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,283.
50, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,280.
51, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,279, $1,000.
52, (tie) Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, and Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,274.
54, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 3,272.
55, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,269, $1,000.
56, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,266.
57, Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3,265.
58, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,259.
59, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 3,254.
60, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,242.
61, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,230.
62, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,223.
63, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,220.
64, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,216.
65, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,208.
66, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,190.
67, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 3,189.
68, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,188.
69, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,182.
70, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,175.
71, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,167.
72, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 3,158.
73, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,147.
74, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,110.
75, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,103.
76, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,102.
77, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3,092.
78, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 3,079.
79, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,041.
80, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,025.
81, Ronald Reitzel, Perrysburg, Ohio, 3,012.
82, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,004.
83, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,978.
84, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 2,975.
85, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 2,959.
86, (tie) Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,928.
88, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 2,918.
89, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 2,913.
90, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 2,908.
91, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,906.
92, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 2,903.
93, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,816.
94, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,770.
95, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 2,763.
96, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,762.
97, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,748.
98, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 2,296.
99, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,407.
100, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 1,375.

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