Lee Snow Wins Central Region Senior Event

by PBA Editor November 10, 2002 19:00
MATCH PLAY BRACKET RESULTS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH #2 Lee Snow def. #4 John Shreve 196-188 ROUND OF 4 #4 John Shreve def. #1 Bob Chamberlain 257-227 #2 Lee Snow def. #14 Mickey Ganote 204-183 ROUND OF 8 #4 John Shreve def. #5 Gary Burz 3-1 (214-172, 214-160, 213-215, 212-200) #1 Bob Chamberlain def. #9 Tim Kauble 3-1 (269-226, 209-254, 233-208, 222-215) #2 Lee Snow def. #7 Mickey Higham 3-1 (178-233, 239-231, 208-194, 268-257) #14 Mickey Ganote def. #5 John Milletics 3-1 (204-259, 255-244, 258-216, 258-200) ROUND OF 16 #2 Lee Snow def. #15 Donnie Todd 3-0 (208-177, 253-226, 211-200) #14 Mickey Ganote def. #3 Bob Glass 3-1 (178-246, 218-211, 227-227 (10-10, 10-9), 258-228) #6 John Milletics def. #11 Ron Amore 3-1 (222-219, 215-203, 201-216, 179-165) #4 John Shreve def. #13 Perry Keplinger 3-1 (265-226. 212-212 (7-9), 257-197, 253-207) #5 Gary Burz def. #12 Ray Johnson 3-2 (229-258, 183-268, 231-215, 290-218, 248-162) #9 Tim Kauble def. #8 Leo Scantamburlo 3-1 (185-178, 202-205, 245-133, 247-187) #7 Mickey Higham def. #10 Bill Argenbright 3-1 (212-213, 213-180, 198-182, 211-172) #1 Bob Chamberlain def. #16 Ray Yocum 3-2 (204-161, 213-174, 205-225, 196-286, 249-239) FINAL STANDINGS 1. Lee Snow Wixom, Mi. $1,500 2. John Shreve Elyria, Ohio $750 3. Bob Chamberlain Auburn Hills, Mi. $600 3. Mickey Ganote Louisville, Ky. $600 5. Gary Burz Fairview Park, Ohio $450 5. Tim Kauble Marion, Ohio $450 5. Mickey Higham Battle Creek, Mi. $450 5. John Milletics Sandusky, Ohio $450 9. Ray Yocum Scottsburg, Ind. $350 9. Leo Scantamburlo Riverview, Mi. $350 9. Bill Argenbright Fisherville, Va. $350 9. Ray Johnson Battle Creek, Mi. $350 9. Perry Keplinger Amherst, Ohio $350 9. Ron Amore Washington CH, Ohio $350 9. Bob Glass Lawrence, Ks. $350 9. Donnie Todd Somerset, Ky. $350 SS1. Don Boone S. Euclid, Ohio $200 300 Games--- Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio John Shreve, Elyria, Ohio Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mi. NON-CASHERS 17 Darrell Miller 1731 18 Ron Powell 1727 19 Dan Cole 1726 20 Tommy Nevitt 1722 21 John Ireland 1713 22 Harv Pallas 1705 23 Ray Kreuter 1696 24 Bill Henson 1677 25 Todd Wilson 1675 26 Mike Chrzanowski 1671 27 Chuck Haus 1671 28 Bob Schlichtenmyer 1670 29 Don Boone (SS) 1648 30 Hollis McMullen 1637 31 Richard Hunt 1630 32 Mickey Bernhardt (SS) 1615 33 Charlie Tomey 1612 34 Phil Vogt 1592 35 Bill Long 1585 36 Odell Page (SS) 1567 37 Wayne Dawson (SS) 1565 38 Chuck Garinger (SS) 1543 39 Charles Neshkoff (SS) 1540 40 Bill Arnold 1536 41 Charles Pipes 1527 42 Jim Lee 1520 43 Ray Randall 1517 44 Bill Idzior 1489 45 Ken Valentine 1477 46 Phil Karl 1470 47 Michael Powell 1392 48 Tim Costello 1389 49 Jim Toadvine 1349
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Climbing the Ladder

by PBA Editor November 9, 2002 19:00
Two sports legends crossed paths Sunday at Taylor Lanes in the PBA Greater Detroit Open – and one added to his resume. On a day when the NHL’s second all-time points leader “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe threw out the ceremonial first ball, Walter Ray Williams Jr. became the second-most winning player in PBA Tour history, passing Mark Roth with 35 titles. Williams, Ocala, Fla., defeated fellow PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, Atlanta, 213-196, in the championship match, earned the $40,000 top prize and reclaimed the top spot in the PBA World Point Rankings for the first time since 2000. “To eventually done what I’ve accomplished is amazing,” said the 43-year-old. “When I came out on tour 20 years ago, I never dreamed I’d be one of the best ever. It feels great.” Williams extended his streak of consecutive seasons with a title to 10 years (1993-2002/03). Earl Anthony holds the record at 14 years (1970-83). Anthony is now the only remaining bowler for Williams to catch on the all-time win list (41 titles). “Hopefully I’ve got a few good years left in me,” Williams commented. “Anthony finished his career with three straight player of the year awards at 43, 44 and 45. One of my goals is to be back in the race for PBA Player of the Year honors again.” Williams also ranks second to Anthony in player of the year awards, six-to-five. Minutes after throwing three clutch strikes in the semifinals and advancing by just three pins, Voss started slowly in the final match with only one strike and a missed spare in the first four frames. “My heart was still pumping pretty hard,” said Voss, who earned $20,000. “Throwing a double to win takes a lot out of you. I wish I would’ve had a few more minutes to rest.” Williams started with the first four strikes followed by a spare. He suffered his only open frame of the match when he failed to convert the 6-7-10 split in the sixth. But Williams alternated with spares and strikes for the win. Voss managed to stay clean after the fourth but threw only four strikes after the devastating split. In the semifinals, Williams beat first-time finalist Kip Roberts, 227-222, and Voss slid by one-time champion Mike Scroggins, 229-226. Roberts and Scroggins tied for third place with $10,000 each. In the opening match, Voss, the wild card qualifier, upset Lonnie Waliczek, 213-196. Waliczek ended in third with $9,000. The PBA Tour travels to Wyoming, Mich., and Spectrum Lanes for the PBA Banquet Classic, Nov. 13-17. The event will mark the eighth of 22 tournaments on the 2002-03 season.
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PBA World Championship Moves Location

by PBA Editor November 9, 2002 19:00
The PBA has moved the location of its season-ending World Championship from Toledo, Ohio to Taylor, Mich., March 3 – 9, 2003. The move was necessitated by the loss of the arena at Savage Hall on the campus of the University of Toledo for the final rounds of competition. The PBA World Championship will now take place at Taylor Lanes for pro-ams, practice, qualifying rounds and early match-play competition. The tournament will then shift to Taylor Sportsplex for the final two days of competition in a 3,000 seat setting. “On one hand we are really sorry for having to leave Toledo,” said Mark Bisbing, PBA Vice President of Tournament Operations. “Sheri Gratop and Darrell Ducat have been tremendous hosts and the city of Toledo has been so supportive of the PBA for the last 22 years. On the other hand, we are very happy that Taylor Lanes has agreed to be our host and we hope that the people of Toledo can make the short trip to see the greatest bowlers in the world.” The tournament will begin on Monday, March 3 with practice rounds followed by three days of qualifying. After the third day of qualifying the field will be trimmed to 64. On Friday morning, March 7, the 64 remaining bowlers will begin best four-of-seven, head-to-head match-play competition that will cut the field to 32. Winners will return in the early afternoon for the best four-of-seven round of 32, and the first round of 16, best three-out-of-five will take place on Friday evening. In a new twist, the top eight bowlers with the most points heading into the tournament will earn an automatic match play berth. These elite players will skip qualifying and the early elimination rounds and head straight to the second round of 16 for a best three-of-five games. Bowlers advancing will then head into the round of 8 with winners of that round advancing to the live ESPN telecast Sunday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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PBA StrikePass

by PBA Editor November 8, 2002 19:00
Back by popular demand, Del Ballard Jr. and Curtis Woods Jr. return to provide live play-by-play and commentary from the PBA Greater Detroit Open during tonight's quarterfinals at Taylor Lanes. TONIGHT'S LIVE MATCHUPS Round of 8 5 PM (ET) Chris Barnes vs. Mike Scroggins Brian Voss vs. Walter Ray Williams Jr. TO FOLLOW Paul Fleming vs. Lonnie Waliczek Kip Roberts vs. the Ryan Shafer
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Tie-Breakers Determine ESPN Finals

by PBA Editor November 8, 2002 19:00
Paul Fleming made Lonnie Waliczek earn his spot in the ESPN finals the hard way Saturday night in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Greater Detroit Open at Taylor Lanes. In the deciding game of the best-of-five series and with the game on the line, Fleming entered the 10th frame needing a strike to win and a spare to tie. Fleming knocked down eight pins and forced a one-ball roll-off. As the higher seed, Fleming chose the lane and decided to go first. Knocking all ten pins down, he put Waliczek in control of his own destiny. Waliczek met the challenge, struck and forced another one-ball roll-off. Fleming left the 1-2-8-10 and gave Waliczek the opportunity to advance. Needing just seven pins, Waliczek whipped his spare ball straight down the lane and knocked down nine, enough to advance and make his second television appearance of the season on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. “I thought based on the first two games, it was going to be an easy night,” the 31-year-old said. “But the whole complexion of the match changed and my - ball reaction changed along with it.” He will face 22-time champion Brian Voss, in the wildcard match. Voss advances to the finals after edging Fleming out of his second television appearance of the year. After finishing match play with the same record (9-4), the tie was broken using the overall pinfall for the tournament. In 31 games, Voss knocked down 7,032 pins to Fleming’s 6,891. In other Round of 8 action, Kip Roberts, Mechanicsville, Va., held on to beat three-time titlist and 1987 PBA Rookie of the Year, Ryan Shafer. In the deciding game of the five-game match, Roberts responded to the pressure with a seven-bagger to close the game out and win 250-238. “My game plan was simple – just go out there and fill frames,” the 31-year-old said. “I was fortunate enough to throw strikes in the 10th frame and I made it to the finals.” Roberts will face 34-time PBA champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the first semifinal match. Williams will make his second consecutive appearance on the ESPN finals after eliminating Brian Voss, Atlanta, 3-1. Williams is seeking his 35th title, which would give him sole possession of the second-place position on the all-time titlist list. Mike Scroggins controlled the match against Chris Barnes, Dallas, and won 3-0. Scroggins, Amarillo,Texas, awaits the winner of the wildcard match between Waliczek and Voss. The five finalists will compete for the title and the $40,000 first prize Sunday. ESPN will air the finals live on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1-2:30 p.m. (ET).
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