Jack Wallisch wins first PBA regional title

by PBA Editor July 14, 2002 19:00
Jack Wallisch defeated PBA champions Bruce Forsland, Dick Weber, and Jerry Edwards in the stepladder roll-off to win the Midwest PBA Schwoegler's Pepsi Senior Open. In the Midwest PBA Schwoegler’s Pepsi Senior Open, held alongside the Foundation Games event, Jack Wallisch of Cottage Grove, Minn., won three games in the stepladder finals, ending with a 235-211 win over Jerry Edwards of Wood Dale, Ill., to take the title and $1,500. This was Wallisch’s first PBA regional victory. Edwards won $850. PBA Hall of Famer Dick Weber, 73, took third for $725, after Wallisch edged him 216-212 in the semifinal match. Bruce Forsland of Fairfield, Ark. Took home $625.00 for his fourth place finish. Local favorite, Bruce Bryan of Madison earned $155 for 23rd. Schwoegler's Pepsi Senior Open TV Format Listing TV Pos. # Name TV Act. Pins # of Games PrizeMoney 1 Wallisch, Jack 649 3 $1,500.00 2 Edwards, Jerry 211 1 $850.00 3 Weber, Dick 212 1 $725.00 4 Forsland, Bruce 175 1 $625.00 Schwoegler’s Pepsi Senior Open Position Standing After 20 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 1 Edwards, Jerry 10-2-0 20 4371 300 4671 A Wood Dale, IL + 671 2 Weber, Dick 8-4-0 20 4374 240 4614 A Florissant, MO + 614 3 Forsland, Bruce 6-6-0 20 4418 180 4598 A Fairfield, AR + 598 4 Wallisch, Jack 5-7-0 20 4428 150 4578 A Cottage Grove, MN + 578 5 Wetzel, Norb 6-6-0 20 4375 180 4555 $550.00 A Fon du Lac, WI + 555 6 Hockett, Greg 7-5-0 20 4280 210 4490 $500.00 A Davenport, IA + 490 7 Dixon, Otis 7-5-0 20 4192 210 4402 $480.00 A Forest, IL + 402 8 Kaiser, Loren 7-5-0 20 4171 210 4381 $460.00 A Alberta Lea, MN + 381 9 Vincent, Gene 7-5-0 20 4126 210 4336 $445.00 A Stonington, IL + 336 10 Hunt, Richard 4-8-0 20 4091 120 4211 $430.00 A Valparaiso, IL + 211 11 Branner, Dennis 2-10-0 20 4091 60 4151 $415.00 A Springfield, IL + 151 12 McDonald, Robert 3-9-0 20 3982 90 4072 $400.00 A Addison, IL + 72 13 Deloney, John 8 1669 1669 $305.00 A Troy, IL + 69 14 Dohrer, Ron 8 1662 1662 $235.00 A Dubuque, IA + 62 15 Hall, George 8 1661 1661 $230.00 A Palatine, IL + 61 16 Latvala, Rich 8 1657 1657 $228.00 A Eagan, MN + 57 17 Huckelberry, Charles 8 1656 1656 $226.00 A Rockford, IL + 56 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, July 15, 2002 Page 1 of 4 Schwoegler's Pepsi Senior Open Position Standing After 8 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 18 Gochis, Jim 8 1642 1642 $224.00 A Ivanhoe, IL + 42 19 Harris, Dinky 8 1631 1631 $222.00 A Metamora, IL + 31 20 Shuel, Ray 8 1629 1629 $220.00 A Winnepeg, Canada + 29 21 Hirner, Brian 8 1627 1627 $175.00 A Joliet, IL + 27 22 Seppa, Dan 8 1626 1626 A Madison, WI + 26 23 Bryan, Bruce 8 1616 1616 $155.00 A Madison, WI + 16 24 Halfpap, Chuck 8 1614 1614 A Arlington Hts, IL + 14 24 Meskan, Allen 8 1614 1614 A Woodale, IL + 14 26 Lineberry, Marc 8 1612 1612 A Comanche, IA + 12 27 Heim, Pete 8 1611 1611 A Omaha, NE + 11 28 Johnson, Don 8 1604 1604 A Moline, IL + 4 29 Mui, King C 8 1602 1602 A Bolingbrook, IL + 2 29 Etzel, Stephen 8 1602 1602 A Coal Valley, IL + 2 31 Niehaus, Randy 8 1594 1594 A Rockford, IL - 6 32 Mason, Gerry 8 1591 1591 A Hanover Park, IL - 9 33 Schmid, Mike 8 1589 1589 A St. Paul, MN - 11 34 Teeters, Bob 8 1586 1586 A Anderson, IN - 14 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, July 15, 2002 Page 2 of 4 Schwoegler's Pepsi Senior Open Position Standing After 8 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 35 Murray, Lance 8 1580 1580 A Kankakee, IL - 20 36 Murphy, Jerry 8 1579 1579 A Monona, WI - 21 37 Sullivan, Tony 8 1566 1566 A Sun Prairie, WI - 34 38 Gurskis, Pete 8 1553 1553 A Orland Park, IL - 47 39 Wacholz, Tom 8 1548 1548 A Rochester, MN - 52 40 Mielens, Paul 8 1542 1542 A Menomonie, WI - 58 41 Longmire, Mike 8 1541 1541 A Urbandale, IA - 59 42 Tapp, Robert 8 1539 1539 A Palatine, IL - 61 43 Casagrande, Lucien 8 1537 1537 A Winnepeg, Can - 63 44 Holzbauer, Bob 8 1533 1533 A Madison, WI - 67 45 Abrahamsen, George 8 1532 1532 A Laguna Beach, CA - 68 46 Wynne, Jim 8 1527 1527 A Duluth, MN - 73 47 Friedrich, Will 8 1520 1520 A Green Bay, WI - 80 48 Idzior, Bill 8 1508 1508 A Crown Point, IN - 92 49 Kinkead, Kris 8 1473 1473 A Cedar Rapids, IA - 127 50 Kelly, Tom 8 1465 1465 A Omaha, NE - 135 51 Wheeler, Bob 8 1463 1463 A Troy, IL - 137 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, July 15, 2002 Page 3 of 4 Schwoegler's Pepsi Senior Open Position Standing After 8 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 52 Van Blair, Jeff 8 1460 1460 A Newton, IA - 140 53 DeMarco, Joe 8 1452 1452 A Hanover Park, IL - 148 54 Schmidt, Martin 8 1442 1442 A Hortonville, WI - 158 55 Dobson, Marc 8 1418 1418 A Green Bay, WI - 182 56 Hegge, Bill 8 1380 1380 A Madison, WI - 220 57 Guithues, Bernard 8 1377 1377 A Antigo, WI - 223 58 Smith, Sid 8 1372 1372 A Omaha, NE - 228 59 Steger Sr, Dave 8 1360 1360 A Antigo, WI - 240 60 Dilworth, Larry 8 1328 1328 A Evanston, IL - 272 61 Piper, Joe 8 1320 1320 A Mt.Prospect, IL - 280
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Davidson Increases RPC Point Lead with Leilani Win

by PBA Editor July 14, 2002 19:00
Below are the updated yearly money and point list for 2002. The top 5 bowlers on the point list after the completion of the Resident Pro Championship Tournament at Gladstone Lanes in September will represent the Northwest Region at the National Resident Pro Championships in Reno, Nev., in December. Seattle's Bob Davidson is the only NW bowler to win that event as he captured the 2000 edition. There are three (3) events remaining (Everett, Boise and Milwaukie) before the RPC at Gladstone. Members must have entered four (4) events this season to be eligible to compete at Gladstone. The point list represents only bowlers that are eligible to make the trip. 2002 MONEY LEADERS 1. Hugh Miller, Centralia - $4600.00 2. Bob Davidson, Seattle - $4300.00 3. Chris Warren, Puyallup - $3975.00 4. Rohn Morton, Vancouver - $3565.00 5. Erik Hohlbein, Seattle - $2580.00 6. Shawn Copeland, Milwaukie - $2492.50 7. Nick Powell, Spokane - $1945.00 8. Tim Bowers, Wenatchee - $1900.00 9. Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver - $1850.00 10. Jason Taylor, Klamath Falls - $1715.00 11. Rob Rice, Sunnyside - $1605.00 12. Brian Long, Spokane - $1550.00 13. Bryon Smith, Roseburg - $1517.50 14. Greg Thomas, Old Town - $1490.00 15. Blaise Bedolla, Sutherlin - $1450.00 16. Dan Orazio, Vancouver - $1425.00 17. Sean Daniels, Portland - $1410.00 18. Dave Johnson, Everett - $1160.00 19. Leon Loucks, Marysville - $1125.00 20. Greg Newtson, Klamath Falls - $1000.00 20. Ralph Solan, Farr West, UT - $1000.00 NW RPC POINT LIST 1. Bob Davidson - 10750 2. Nick Powell - 8894 3. Rob Rice - 7906 4. Chris Warren - 7700 5. Shawn Copeland - 6827 6. Blaise Bedolla - 6374 7. Erik Hohlbein - 6050 8. Dan Orazio - 6029 9. Sean Daniels - 5299 10. Greg Thomas - 4980 11. Donnie Allen III - 4764 12. Greg Newtson - 4740 13. Jason Taylor - 4610 14. Dave Johnson - 4474 15. Thomas Ault Jr. - 4450 16. Dave Theissen - 4370 17. Al Kiemele - 4290 18. Dennis Bailey - 4249 19. Brian Long - 4180 20. Duane Benn - 4148
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PBA South Gastonia Open

by PBA Editor July 13, 2002 19:00
1 90862 HORN *, JERRY LEXINGTON,SC 27 6165 255 6420 $2,500.00 2 910 BAKER, STONEY ATLANTA,GA. 25 5753 360 6113 $1,300.00 $20.00 3 20199 GAINES, JOHN SEBRING, FL 25 5626 330 5956 $1,200.00 $20.00 4 7523 ROBERTS, KIP RICHMOND, VA 26 5771 300 6071 $1,100.00 5 3481 HAUGEN (OR), MIKE VICTORVILLE, CA 25 5468 300 5768 $1,000.00 6 20569 COLLINS, CHRIS FAYETTEVILLE,NC 24 5275 240 5515 $800.00 7 5478 MAY, JOHN LINCOLNTON,NC 24 5217 285 5502 $700.00 8 3987 HOSKINS, STEVE TARPON SPRINGS, FL. 24 5200 270 5470 $600.00 $20.00 9 9652 WILSON, STEVE LAKE WORTH,FL 24 5153 240 5393 $575.00 10 1019 COBB, DANNY BOILING SPGS, SC 24 5179 210 5389 $550.00 11 9486 WILLIAMS, WALTER RAY OCALA, FL. 24 5242 120 5362 $525.00 $20.00 12 21173 SMITH, RYAN ASHBORO, NC 24 5131 210 5341 $500.00 $20.00 13 8658 TROUP (S), GUPPY TAYLORSVILLE,NC 24 5091 150 5241 $475.00 $20.00 14 3452 HAYDEN, CHRIS TAMPA, FL 24 4998 240 5238 $450.00 15 9249 WATSON, DAVID CARY, NC 24 4974 210 5184 $425.00 16 20884 LONG, MICHAEL HIGH POINT, NC 24 4867 120 4987 $410.00
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TIM CRISS ROLLS 300 GAME TO WIN BALTIMORE REGIONAL

by PBA Editor July 13, 2002 19:00
Tim Criss won his 12th career regional in exciting fashion at AMF Country Club Lanes when he defeated Ryan Shafer 300-249 in the position round game. Criss, who lives in nearby Bel Air, MD and commuted from home, entered the final game a mere 26 pins ahead of Shafer, the two-time defending champion of this event. Criss had led throughout most of Sunday’s first round of match play. In the afternoon session, he began to struggle and a 100-pin lead over Shafer evaporated. With four games remaining, Shafer had moved into the lead, but Criss rebounded with games of 237, 259 and 258 prior to the position round game and resumed the lead. Criss, who knew that Shafer “would not bowl a bad game in this situation”, took an early 20 pin lead after Shafer left a 10 pin in frame two. Both matched strikes in frames 3-8. Shafer’s fate seemed sealed when he left a solid 9 in the 9th frame. Criss went on to complete the tournament’s only perfecto and earned $2500 for the win. Shafer picked up $1350 for being the runner-up. Local member Bill Barlow of Joppa had his best tournament, finishing third and winning $1100. Rudy Kasimakis of Gouldsboro, Pa and Danny Wiseman of Baltimore rounded out the top five out of a field of 127. The PBA Eastern Region moves to the Bowlers Club in Latham, NY next weekend for a senior regional. The following weekend is the fourth annual Pepsi Challenge, which is contested in two centers simultaneously. Half the field bowls at Cedar Lanes in Lebanon, Pa while the other half bowls at Palmyra Bowling Center in Palmyra, Pa. The groups then switch centers for a second qualifying round. Sunday’s match play is contested at Palmyra Bowling Center in the morning and returns to Cedar Lanes for the final eight games Sunday afternoon. 2002 AMF Country Club Lanes Eastern Regional AMF Country Club Lanes Baltimore, MD July 12-14, 2002 NAME HOMETOWN PINFALL WIN LOSE TIE TOTAL WINNINGS 1 Tim Criss Bel Air MD 5973 12 4 0 6333 $2,500.00 2 Ryan Shafer Horseheads NY 5895 11 5 0 6225 $1,350.00 3 William Ray Barlow Joppa MD 5779 10 6 0 6079 $1,100.00 4 Rudy Kasimakis Gouldsboro PA 5710 11 5 0 6040 $950.00 5 Danny Wiseman Baltimore MD 5674 10 6 0 5974 $850.00 6 Ray Edwards Middle Island NY 5729 8 8 0 5969 $750.00 7 James Wallace North Babylon NY 5683 8 7 1 5938 $650.00 8 John Walther III Clifton Park NY 5606 10 5 1 5921 $625.00 9 Bobby Hall II Landover MD 5620 7 9 0 5830 $600.00 10 Jim Tomek Jr Camp Hill PA 5555 7 8 1 5780 $575.00 11 Mike Tryniski Fulton NY 5399 8 8 0 5639 $550.00 12 Thomas Twist III Rutherford NJ 5360 6 10 0 5540 $540.00 13 Chuck Gardner Virginia Beach VA 5337 6 10 0 5517 $530.00 14 Robert Sobolewski Hamilton NJ 5343 4 11 1 5478 $620.00 15 Rusty Terwilliger Portsmouth VA 5256 4 12 0 5376 $510.00 16 Ken Yokobosky Lafayette NJ 5188 4 12 0 5308 $500.00 17 Frank Moran Manville NJ 2109 $225.00 18 Christopher Blackmore Alexandria VA 2101 $220.00 19 Bill Cornell Glenmont NY 2100 @$295.00 20 Stephen Haas Enola PA 2071 $207.50 21 Nick Miseno Amsterdam NY 2071 $207.50 22 Lee Aiezza Castleton NY 2066 $200.00 23 Thomas King Oakdale NY 2053 $198.00 24 Russ Sawyers Manassas VA 2051 $195.00 25 Jeff Morin Hopatcong NJ 2051 $195.00 26 * Kenny Lowe Jr Temple Hills MD 2049 $192.00 27 Roger Barnes Abingdon MD 2045 $190.00 28 Steve Pavlinko Sewell NJ 2043 $188.00 29 Gary Shultis Levittown NY 2039 $186.00 30 Dan Mitchell Boothwyn PA 2036 $184.00 31 Paul Pinto Philadelphia PA 2031 $182.00 32 Patrick Allen Tarrytown NY 2030 $180.00 33 Michael Sippe Meyersdale PA 2025 $177.00 34 Robert Leonard Sr Elmira NY 2025 $177.00 35 Josh Becker Elizabethtown PA 2020 $174.00 36 Donato Paolucci Jr Johnston RI 2018 $172.00 37 Jerry Hobbs Jr Taneytown MD 2017 $170.00 38 Tim Beaver Kingston NY 2016 $168.00 39 Garry Wintermyer Jr York Haven PA 2013 $166.00 40 George Ennis California MD 2006 $164.00 41 Curt Pezzano Stevensville MD 2000 $162.00 42 Jon Carter Martinsburg WV 1999 $160.00 300 Game Tim Criss @ Includes $80 Alternate Fee * Indicates Non-Member Entry
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Its Higham and Zaffino at Sterling Heights

by PBA Editor July 13, 2002 19:00
Battle Creek star wins second at Sterling Heights and Pennsylvanian wins Foundation Games X. Mickey Higham of Battle Creek, Michigan and Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa. won their respective divisions at the 3rd Annual PBA Central Region Sunnybrook Lanes Senior Regional Open and the 5th Annual Sunnybrook Lanes Foundation Games X Regional Open at the 58-Lane Sterling Heights, Mi. center. Higham won the last three matches to pick up his 2nd Senior Regional title. His first one?? At the First Sunnybrook Senior Regional two years ago. And he had to do it by making a 10-pin in the tenth frame of the final match. He missed, he loses. He makes it, he wins. And he did, defeating Tim Kauble of Marion, Ohio, 245-234. Higham picked up $1,500 for the win, while Kauble won $750. In the other stepladder matches, first time finalist Mike Chrzanowski (Shepherd, Mi.) defeated Bill Arnold (Heath, Ohio) 206-183. Higham then came on to demolish Chrzanowski 244-147 and Emilio Mora Sr (Defiance, Ohio) 235-214 to set up the match with Kauble. Arnold won $500, Chrzanowski $550 and Mora $650. In an all Warren final, Zaffino ran away and hid from Marty Letscher (Warren, Ohio) in the final with an eight-bagger in the middle, 265-191 to pick up the $2,500 first place check and an expense-paid trip to the World Foundation Games to be held in Finland in 2003. Letscher was appeased by the $1,300 runner-up check. The Foundation Games format was unique in the fact that the two five-game qualifying rounds, were bowled on separate conditions. The first round was on a short pattern of only 31 feet, while the second ropund was at 43 feet. In match play, half of the lanes were on the short pattern, the other half were on the long pattern. You were at the mercy of the schedule as to who you bowled and when. When stepladder occurred, not only did the highest place bowler decide who started the match, he got to pick the pair of lanes that the match would be on. Brian Hatcher of Harrison Twp., Mi. (which incidentally isn't too far from Warren, Mi.) was the fifth place bowler, so his opponent had to pick the pair. Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, NY got to pick first. He picked a short pair. Hatcher handled the match with ease, 244-208. So the next bowler who came in, Mika Koivuniemi of Ann Arbor, Mich (and a native of Finland) moved him over to a long pair. Mika failed to double in the tenth and gave Hatcher the win, 191-184. Now Letscher came in and moved Hatcher back to a short pair. Letscher stayed steady and Hatcher couldn't get anything going as Letscher won the match 214-198. Zaffino then moved Letscher back to a long pair and it was over early as the 8-bagger in the middle put it away for Zaffino's seventh regional title. Hatcher won $1,000, Koivuniemi $900 and Jurek $800. The top three bowlers were presented with medals from the Foundation's Billy Guthrie along with their winnings from Sunnybrook's General Manager Gary Zarick. The next PBA Central Region event is the 6th Annual Storm Products/Cherry Grove Lanes Regional Open at Cherry Grove Lanes in Cincinnati. A large field is expected for this event, continuing the Central Region's (and the PBA as a whole) growth in membership, and prize funds. This event will be held July 19-21 at the 34-lane site. For further information on the PBA Central Region, contact Director Dan Ottman at (248)524-3640 or at dan.ottman@pba.com.
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