Charlie Tapp Averages 240 to Take First Round Lead In PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

by Jerry Schneider August 10, 2017 18:19

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Charlie Tapp, a three-time winner in a 12-year career on the PBA Tour, averaged 240 to lead the first round of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer Thursday at Pro Bowl West.

The 66-year-old Tapp, of Kalamazoo, Mich., bowled a 1,442 six-game pinfall total with games of 224, 279, 287, 190, 237 and 225 to lead the field of 106 players 60 and older.

“I prepared pretty well for this tournament,” said Tapp, who works as a sales rep for a bowling distributor and is head coach for the Aquinas College bowling team. “I practiced pretty intensely for about four weeks and even took some lessons to get ready for it.

“It kind of felt like old times out there today,” he added. “I had a good ball reaction and I was reading the lanes real well so I’m pretty happy. In the 190 game, I had a couple splits and chopped a spare but otherwise everything was good.”

Tapp, who also owns two PBA50 Tour titles, competed on the PBA Tour from 1979-1991.

Tapp holds a narrow two-pin lead over 2006 USBC Senior Masters champion Kenny Parks of Hammond, Ind., in second with a 1,440 pinfall. Rounding out the top five are Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,422; Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,404, and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,401.

The Dick Weber Championship is the last of three events limited to players 60 and over this season. Four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker won the PBA60 Killer ‘B’ Open and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr won the USBC Super Senior Classic.

Mohr, a Fort Wayne native who clinched his second consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year crown, is not competing in the Dick Weber Championship because he is traveling to Munich, Germany to compete in the World Senior Championships Aug. 13-20.

Competition continues with second round qualifying Friday beginning at 11 a.m. EDT with a cut to the top 32 players for match play at 5 p.m. The second match play round begins Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals at noon.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit In addition to following the action on, Apple users can download the new PBA app, available through the Apple App store, to access live scoring.


Presented by Hammer

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Thursday

First Round (After six games)

1, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,442.
2, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,440.
3, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,422.
4, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,404.
5, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,401.
6, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,391.
7, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,385.
8, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,384.
9, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,378.
10, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,369.
11, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,367.
12, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio and Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Ark., 1,364.
14, n-Henry Dawson, Elma, Was., 1,362.
15, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,360.
16, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,351.
17, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,350.
18, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,349.
19, n-Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,346.
20, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,336.
21, Toby Contreras, Lee's Summit, Mo., 1,333.
22, n-Ron Burgess, Plymouth, Mich., 1,328.
23, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,324.
24, (tie) n-Ed Austreng, Waterford, Mich., and Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,313.
26, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,311.
27, John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 1,305.
28, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,304.
29, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,303.
30, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,302.
31, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,301.
32, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,300.
33, Raymond Scrivens, Jr., Athens, Pa., 1,298.
34, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,294.
34, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,294.
36, Ed Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,292.
37, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,289.
38, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 1,286.
39, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,284.
40, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,282.
41, n-Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 1,281.
42, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,274.
43, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,272.
44, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,267.
45, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,265.
46, George Miller III, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,263.
47, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,261.
48, n-Michael Chapman, Garden City, Mich., 1,256.
49, Vince Honeycutt, Franklin, N.C., 1,255.
50, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,253.
51, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,251.
52, (tie) Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,243.
54, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 1,242.
54, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,242.
56, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,241.
57, -n-Robert Reeder Jr., Bellefonte, Pa., 1,238.
58, Michael James, Grafton, Neb., 1,237.
58, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,237.
60, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,236.
61, Mark Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,227.
62, n-Jim Lauricella, Sterling Hts., Mich., 1,226.
63, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,224.
64, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 1,219.
65, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,217.
66, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,215.
67, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 1,209.
68, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,208.
69, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,207.
70, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,205.
71, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,201.
72, (tie) n-Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, and Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,199.
74, (tie) Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., and Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,198.
76, n-Bob Shank, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,194.
77, n-Louis Sturm, Canada, 1,189.
78, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,184.
79, Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, 1,177.
80, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,169.
81, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,166.
81, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,166.
83, (tie) James Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, and Dan Dicus, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,164.
85, (tie) n-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, and n-Daniel Mayer, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,163.
87, Larry Zacharias, Plainfield, Ill., 1,160.
88, (tie) Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md. and Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 1,154.
90, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,151.
91, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 1,148.
92, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 1,140.
93, n-Andrew Bizub, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,129.
94, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,120.
95, n-John Henry Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,117.
96, Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 1,115.
97, Bob Heath Sr., Grand Junction, Iowa, 1,114.
98, ss-n-Gerry Loudin, Bridgeport, W.Va., 1,110.
99, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,103.
100, n-Carleton Turley, Huntingtow, Md., 1,088.
101, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,087.
102, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,070.
103, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,034.
104, Ronald Reitzel, Perrysburg, Ohio, 1,002.
105, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 991.
106, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 988.


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