Robert Smith, <i>EXPOSED!</i>

by PBA Editor July 2, 2003 19:00
Bet you thought you knew everything about Robert Smith? You were wrong. Here he talks about killer clowns, throwing bubble gum at baseball players and clues us in on some of his favorite things. The first in a summertime feature series, Robert Smith is EXPOSED!
Q & A:
What CD are you playing right now?
Make Yourself by Incubus. That’s because my daughter doesn’t let me listen to anything else.
Who is your favorite artist?
Incubus. Their music and words are just so much better than everyone else right now.
Favorite all-time song?
“Alive” by Pearl Jam.
Worst all-time song?
There’s a few now that have a good chance at it. But, I’d probably say “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls.
Best karaoke song?
“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.
Last movie you saw?
Finding Nemo
Favorite movie snack?
Butterfinger. Because, boy, you can get some bad breath going and you can’t figure out where it’s coming from.
Favorite all-time movie?
Braveheart. That movie is just awesome from start to finish.
Worst all-time movie?
Killer Clowns from Outer Space. But, my mom thinks it’s awesome.
Favorite sports movie?
61*
Top choices for golf foursome?
Mark Roth, Magic Johnson and Dusty Baker. Roth was my man growing up, Johnson was my basketball idol growing up (until I learned that I couldn’t play basketball anymore), and Baker because as a kid I used to throw bubble gum at him in the outfield at Dodger Stadium.
Favorite non-bowling athlete?
Magic Johnson.
Favorite sports event?
A good boxing matching. I love boxing. It’s really weird, because I’ve never thrown a punch in my life.
If you weren't a pro bowler, what would you want to be?
I wanted to be a pro basketball player, before I became a bowler. But, I’d probably be a math teacher.
Favorite action hero?
Growing up it was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, it’s still probably him.
Favorite villan?
The Joker from Batman
Favorite late night show?
Jimmy Kimmel.
Last magazine you read?
Maxim.
Favorite sitcom?
The Simpsons
Reality show you'd apply for?
Fear Factor. I’ve eaten some ****. So, I think I can do it.
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Quick Picks with Del Ballard Jr.

by PBA Editor June 30, 2003 19:00
Del Ballard Jr. has won 12 PBA titles including two U.S. Opens and a Tournament of Champions. He also won the ABC Masters in 1988. He became a regular host on PBA StrikePass during the 2002-03 season and is currently host of Gutter Talk every Tuesday at 7 PM EST. He interviews guests and digs deeper into the inner workings of the PBA, but do we really know him? Check out his answers to “Quick Picks” – A new feature on the PBA website and learn a little bit more about Del. (Who, by the way, turns 40 today.)
Quick: Pick:
Playboy Mansion or White House? Playboy Mansion
SUV or convertible? SUV
Pleats or plain front? Plain front
Maxim or GQ? Maxim baby!
Phone call or email? Phone call
Drive thru or sit down? Drive Thru
Vijay or Annika? Annika
Austin Powers or James Bond? Austin Powers
Camping or the beach? In my motorhome I can do both.
History Channel or Cartoon Network? History Channel
Miller High Life or Miller Lite? Miller Lite
Vin Diesel or Bruce Willis? Bruce Willis
J. Lo or Britney Spears? Britney
PS2 or X-Box? Neither
Super Bowl or World Series? Super Bowl
I am a die hard Cowboy Fan.
Survivor or Fear Factor? I hate them both.
Ray Bans or Oakleys? Oakleys
Home Depot or Best Buy? Best Buy
I love electronics and get lost in Home Depot.
Sushi or Mac-n-cheese? Sushi
Briefs or boxers? Boxer Briefs
The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? I don’t watch any of it.
SportsCenter or Best Damn Sports Show Period? I like them both.
But I would have to say Best Damn Sports Show because I like Tom Arnold.
Wood or synthetic? Synthetic
Old Navy or Banana Republic? Banana Republic
Taco Bell or Morton's Steakhouse? Morton’s Steakhouse
Caddy Shack or Tin Cup? Tin Cup
Baked or mashed? Baked
Dog or cat? Definitely a dog.
I don’t like cats.
Eminem or Norah Jones? Norah Jones
Penthouse or Playboy? Playboy
Dessert or appetizer? Appetizer
Army or Navy? Army
My dad was in the Army.
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Handley Wins First Senior Title

by PBA Editor June 24, 2003 19:00
Bob Handley drew the right hand Wednesday in the PBA Senior Northwest Classic when he defeated defending champion John Bennett to win his first senior title at Valley Lanes in Beaverton, Ore. “Things were in the cards for me today,” Handley, 51, said. “John just couldn’t get a break and I found a good shot and was getting all the luck.” Bennett struggled in the best-of-three game series, finally picking up a strike in the tenth frame of the first game. “I just couldn’t match up right,” Bennett, 55, said. “The shots felt good but I just couldn’t get that last pin to fall.” Handley won the first game 221-179. In the second game, Handley only missed one strike. In the fifth frame, he left the seven pin. He struck the rest of the game and claimed his first senior title and the $8,000 first prize with a 279-223 victory. In the semi-final match, Handley beat three-time titlist Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., in three games (221-190, 224-235, 265-215) to meet Bennett in the finals. To advance to the semi-finals, he beat Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., six-time titlist Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan. and Hall-of-Famer and 8-time titlist Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J. Bennett takes home $4,000 for his second place finish. In the semi-finals, he eliminated Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla. (231-256, 224-215, 248-225). Bennett, who now owns two senior titles, won his first senior title last year in this tournament. “I would have liked to been the one getting the first place check today,” Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., said. “But it didn’t work out that way - Bob bowled great all week and deserved to win.” The PBA Senior Tour resumes in August when in Manassas, Va. for the PBA Senior Manassas Open, August 2nd-5th. PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Northwest Classic Valley Lanes, Beaverton, Ore. Wednesday, June 25 FINALS #23 Bob Handley def. #17 John Bennett (221-179, 279-223) ROUND OF 4 (Single-elimination match play, best-of-three.) #17 John Bennett def. #13 Dale Eagle (213-256, 224-215, 248-225) #23 Bob Handley def. #3 Bob Chamberlain (221-190, 235-224, 265-215) ROUND OF 8 (Single-elimination match play, best-of-five. Losers eliminated, earn $1,300) #17 John A. Bennett def. #25 Karl Wolf (225-248, 227-204, 258-212, 216-213, 268-216) #13 Dale Eagle def. #12 Leon Loucks (259-157, 190-206, 242-235, 213-231, 236-220) #23 Bob Handley def. #31 Larry Galloway (274-200, 195-152, 235-170) #3 Bob Chamberlain def. #6 Henry Gonzalez (156-181, 207-156, 190-232, 236-195, 267-201) ROUND OF 16 (Single-elimination match play, best of five. Losers eliminated, earn $1,000) #13 Dale Eagle def. #29 Dick Baker (243-191, 245-193, 257-186) #31 Larry Galloway def. #18 Seymour Ginsberg (230-190, 200-185, 243-190) #25 Karl Wolf def. #9 Matt Surina (202-184, 266-165, 248-166) #23 Bob Handley def. #7 Bob Glass (184-161, 156-223, 233-202, 214-198) #1 John Bennett def. #1 Ron Winger (173-245, 247-239, 232-202, 180-234, 237-200) #3 Bob Chamberlain def. # 19 Dave Soutar (208-172, 170-224, 214-216, 289-265, 227-217) #6 Henry Gonzalez def. #22 Don Sylvia (205-233, 213-199, 212-214, 209-204, 247-235) #12 Leon Loucks def. #5 Darrell Storkson (198-138, 214-209, 235-178, 222-201, 235-235 (10-9)) ROUND OF 32 (Single-elimination match play, best of five. Losers eliminated, earn $800) #1 Ron Winger vs. #32 Dennis Bailey (275-202, 213-180, 233-205) #31 Larry Galloway def. #2 Kerry Fulford (192-232, 227-168, 185-152, 224-185) #3 Bob Chamberlain vs. #30 Jim Wynne Sr. (157-177, 242-154, 225-191, 168-152) #29 Dick Baker def. #4 Gregory Waldon (222-181, 234-306, 171-232, 182-180) #5 Darrell Storkson def. #28 Patsy DellaPenna (227-222, 268-236, 235-183) #6 Henry Gonzalez def. #27 Edward Silva (299-182, 254-245, 210-177, 247-231) #7 Robert Glass def. #26 Bill Argenbright (236-234, 246-206, 225-182) #25 Karl Wolf def. #8 John Handegard (245-235, 230-218, 226-187) #9 Matt Surina def. #24 Steve Stein (215-184, 174-221, 205-169, 244-192) #23 Bob Handley def. #10 Teata Semiz (187-256, 191-180, 233-181, 212-184) #22 Don Sylvia def. #11 Norb Wetzel (234-212, 244-189, 221-212) #12 Leon Loucks vs. #21 Al Sanford (203-188, 179-194, 255-213, 224-193, 244-224) #13 Dale Eagle def. #20 Steve Neff (168-159, 246-168, 197-205, 223-215) #19 Dave Soutar def. #14 Don Blatchford ( 242-220, 233-226, 170-233, 222-179) #18 Seymour Ginsberg def. #15 Randy Niehaus (159-225, 178-171, 207-224, 247-186, 227-205) #17 John A. Bennett def. #16 Sal Bongiorno (184-179, 246-212, 245-216)
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Rookies Find Success

by PBA Editor June 23, 2003 19:00
There will be six rookies vying for the senior title in the final day of competition in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Northwest Classic Wednesday at Valley Lanes in Beaverton, Ore. Kerry Fulford, Don Blatchford, Don Sylvia, Steve Stein, Edward Silva and Dennis Bailey will join the field of 32 advancing to single-elimination match play and battling for the prestigious title and $8,000 first-place prize. Fulford, Waco, Texas, is the highest qualifying rookie, finishing in the second position. In 16 games of qualifying, he averaged 225.50 and knocked down 3,608 pins. In the first round of match play he will face Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif. “Today doesn’t mean anything,” Fulford, 52, said. “With match play beginning, it’s a whole new tournament.” Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., finished in the 24th qualifying position and will face Matt Surina, Spokane, Wash. Both Stein and Fulford have found that they can compete with the veterans on the Tour and have visions of a title. “Prior to coming out here, I had no clue how I was going to do,” Stein, 51, said. “I now know I can compete and I want to win.” “I want a banner,” Fulford said referring to the tradition of a name banner that hangs above the lanes in each tournament after a bowler wins a tournament. Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., advances in the 13th position and will match up against seven-time titlist Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla. Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., will compete to advance against one-time champion Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis. Silva, Manteca, Calif., will face Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. Local favorite Bailey, Vancouver, Wash., snuck into match play in the 32nd position and will face the top qualifier, four-time PBA Senior champion Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif. The top 32 return Wednesday for single-elimination match play that culminates with the semifinals at 7 p.m. and the finals to follow. PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Northwest Classic Valley Lanes, Beaverton, Ore. Tuesday, June 24 ROUND OF 32 (Best three out of five) #1 Ron Winger vs. #32 Dennis Bailey #2 Kerry Fulford vs. #31 Larry Galloway #3 Bob Chamberlain vs. #30 Jim Wynne Sr. #4 Gregory Waldon vs. #29 Dick Baker #5 Darrell Storkson vs. #28 Patsy DellaPenna #6 Henry Gonzalez vs. #27 Edward Silva #7 Robert Glass vs. #26 Bill Argenbright #8 John Handegard vs. #25 Karl Wolf #9 Matt Surina vs. #24 Steve Stein #10 Teata Semiz vs. #23 Bob Handley #11 Norb Wetzel vs. #22 Don Sylvia #12 Leon Loucks vs. #21 Al Sanford #13 Dale Eagle vs. #20 Steve Neff #14 Don Blatchford vs. #19 Dave Soutar #15 Randy Niehaus vs. #18 Seymour Ginsberg #16 Sal Bongiorno vs. #17 John A. Bennett SECOND ROUND QUALIFIER (Name/Hometown, followed by 16-game pinfall total. Top 32 Advance.) 1. Ron Winger, Westlake Village, Calif., 3,642. 2. Kerry Fulford, Waco, Texas, 3,608. 3. Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,594. 4. Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,584. 5. Darrell J. Storkson, Everett, Wash., 3,555. 6. Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,531. 7. Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 3,500. 8. John Handegard, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3,481. 9. Matt Surina, Everett, Wash., 3,477. 10. Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 3,475. 11. Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,470. 12. Leon Loucks, Marysville, Wash., 3,451. 13. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,447. 14. Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,447. 15. Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,441. 16. Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,434. 17. John A. Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 3,430. 18. Seymour Ginsberg, Boca Raton, Fla., 3,428. 19. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,428. 20. Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 3,425. 21. Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 3,410. 22. Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 3,404. 23. Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 3,403. 24. Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,392. 25. Karl Wolf, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 3,389. 26. Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,366. 27. Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,357. 28. Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,343. 29. Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,327. 30. Jim Wynne Sr., Bemidji, Minn., 3,327. 31. Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 3,320. 32. Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, Wash., 3,313. 33. Gary J. Hiday, Indianapolis, Ind., 3,312. 34. Brendan V. Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,306. 35. William Roeben, Bonney Lake, Wash., 3,297. 36. Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,286. 37. Johnny More, Clackamas, Ore., 3,282. 38. Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,273. 39. Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3,253. 40. Pete Couture, Cocoa, Fla., 3,250. 41. Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,248. 42. Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3,236, $600. 43. Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,236. 44. Conway R. Sunell, Whitefish, Mont., 3,232. 45. Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 3,232. 46. Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 3,227, $600. 47. Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 3,213. 48. Mal Acosta, Sweethome, Ore., 3,200. 49. Lee Snow, Wixom, Mich., 3,188. 50. Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 3,183. 51. Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,176. 52. Paul Kreins, Lake Forest Park, Wash., 3,142. 53. Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,134. 54. Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,132, $600. 55. Floyd Persson Jr., Everett, Wash., 3,105. 56. Ronald D. Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,095, $600. 57. Aron M Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 3,095. 58. Dennis Greene, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,091, $600. 59. Dale P. Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 3,090. 60. D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,077, $600. 61. Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,063. 62. Dan Clausse, Sacramento, Calif., 3,062, $600. 63. Gregory Goetz, Crofton, Md., 3,058. 64. Charlie Moore, Newport, Ore., 3,055. 65. Dennis Fitzsimonds, Santee, Calif., 3,037, $600. 66. Dennis Holden, Tucson, Ariz., 3,035. 67. Michael Davenport, Diamond Bar, Calif., 3,023. 68. Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla., 3,005. 69. Thomas Carbone, Arvada, Colo., 2,988, $600. 70. David O. Prunty, Ocean Park, Wash., 2,954, $600. 71. Michael Conway, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,938. 72. Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 2,938. 73. Randee C Fry, Scottsbluff, Neb., 2,931. 74. Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 2,924. 75. Bob Shaffer, Barberton, Ohio, 2,912. 76. Chuck Holland, Dublin, Calif., 2,867. 77. Lowell Thomas, Oldtown, Idaho, 2,866. 78. Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,864. 79. Charlie Simmons, Beaverton, Ore., 2,834. 80. Howard Frostman, Hudson, Fla., 2,787. 81. Bob Dunn, Keizer, Ore., 2,767. 82. John Amaral, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,723. 83. Cowboy Jim Hamilton, Cortaro, Ariz. (WD). 84. Delano H. Boothe, Canoga Park, Calif. (WD). 300 Games (Round Two): None
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Second Round Underway at Senior NW Classic

by PBA Editor June 23, 2003 19:00
The second round of qualifying in the PBA Senior Northwest Classic Open is underway at Valley Lanes in Beaverton, Ore. The first squad has completed 16 games of qualifying. The second half of the field will complete the second round beginning at 5 p.m. PST. The top 32 return Wednesday morning for single-elimination, best-of-five games match play. Match play continues Wednesday afternoon with an additional best-of-five in the Round of 16, followed by the best-of-three game match play in the Round of 8. The Round of 4 will begin Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The finalists will compete for the title and the $8,000 prize immediately following the 7 p.m. matches. PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Northwest Classic Valley Lanes, Beaverton, Ore. Tuesday, June 23 SECOND ROUND QUALIFIER (B Squad Only) (Name/Hometown followed by 16-game pinfall total.) 1. Ron Winger, Westlake Village, Calif., 3,642. 2. Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3,594. 3. Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,584. 4. Darrell J. Storkson, Everett, Wash., 3,555. 5. John Handegard, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3,481. 6. Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 3,475. 7. Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,470. 8. Leon Loucks, Marysville, Wash., 3,451. 9. Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,434. 10. John A. Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 3,430. 11. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,428. 12. Seymour Ginsberg, Boca Raton, Fla., 3,428. 13. Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 3,410. 14. Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 3,404. 15. Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,366. 16. Jim Wynne Sr., Bemidji, Minn., 3,327. 17. Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,327. 18. Gary J. Hiday, Indianapolis, Ind., 3,312. 19. Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3,253. 20. Pete Couture, Cocoa, Fla., 3,250. 21. Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3,236. 22. Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,236. 23. Conway R. Sunell, Whitefish, Mont., 3,232. 24. Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 3,232. 25. Lee Snow, Wixom, Mich., 3,188. 26. Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 3,183. 27. Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,132. 28. Floyd Persson Jr., Everett, Wash., 3,105. 29. Ronald D. Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,095. 30. Aron M Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 3,095. 31. Dennis Greene, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,091. 32. Charlie Moore, Newport, Ore., 3,055. 33.Dennis Fitzsimonds, Santee, Calif., 3,037. 34.Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla., 3,005. 35.David O. Prunty, Ocean Park, Wash., 2,954. 36.Michael Conway, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,938. 37. Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 2,938. 38. Bob Shaffer, Barberton, Ohio, 2,912. 39. Chuck Holland, Dublin, Calif., 2,867. 40. Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,864. 41. Bob Dunn, Keizer, Ore., 2,767. 42. Cowboy Jim Hamilton, Cortaro, Ariz. (WD)
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