TIM CRISS WINS SECOND TITLE IN A ROW

by PBA Editor July 28, 2002 19:00
Tim Criss showed he is currently the hottest bowler in the PBA Eastern Region when he scored a runaway victory in the 4th Annual Pepsi Challenge, contested at both Cedar Lanes and Palmyra Bowling Center. After leading the field of 159 in Saturday’s qualifying round, the Bel-Air, Maryland resident returned Sunday to dominate the strong match play field. He won 11 of his 16 games, more than anyone else, and finished the day with a nearly 400-pin lead. Jon Carter of Martinsburg, West Virginia rolled 269 in the final position round game to move from fourth place to second, which matches his career best finish. PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of Buffalo also rallied in the final game to finish third. Brad Angelo of Lockport, NY and Ryan Shafer of Elmira, NY rounded out the top five finishers. The victory was the 13th regional title in Criss’ career and his second in a row. His $3,000 first place check moved him into second place in this year’s regional money list with $8,550. Carter earned $1700 for being runner up while Baker pocketed $1400 for third, Angelo $1200 for fourth and Shafer $1000 for fifth. Shafer is the current money leader with $9,650. The event is unique in that it is bowled in two centers simultaneously. The full field bowls 10 games on Saturday, 5 games in each center. Sunday’s match play is also contested in both centers, with the morning round being rolled at Palmyra Bowling Center and the afternoon session at Cedar Lanes. The demanding lane condition, combined with the challenges of bowling on two different synthetic surfaces in two separate buildings kept the scoring pace low as it took barely a 200 average to advance to match play and a 190 average to earn a prize check. The fresh oil conditions provided all the players a demanding challenge on Sunday as only four of the players averaged over 200 for the event. The next regional event for the Eastern Region is in two weeks at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Stanton Lanes has hosted senior national events in the past but this is the first regional event in the 50-lane center. The Storm/Stanton Lanes Open will be the first Eastern Regional event to utilize the national tour format, where instead of the typical round-robin finals format, the top 32 bowlers will compete in a best of 3 game elimination format. The qualifiers will be paired off into single 3-game matches. The first to win two games moves on to the next round and this continues to the final championship match between the two survivors. This format has provided the national tour with some exciting action throughout the day and it is expected that the same will occur at the regional level. The senior division goes on next weekend at Bell-Aire Lanes in West Caldwell, NJ. Many of the top 50-year olds are expected to be on hand to compete. NAME HOMETOWN PINFALL WIN LOSE TIE TOTAL WINNINGS 1 Tim Criss Bel Air MD 5604 11 5 0 5934 $3,000.00 2 Jon Carter Martinsburg WV 5250 10 6 0 5550 $1,700.00 3 Tom Baker Buffalo NY 5316 7 9 0 5526 $1,400.00 4 Brad Angelo Lockport NY 5204 10 4 1 5519 $1,200.00 5 Ryan Shafer Horseheads NY 5172 10 6 0 5472 $1,000.00 6 Ken Yokobosky Lafayette NJ 5148 10 5 1 5463 $900.00 7 Parker Bohn III Jackson NJ 5156 9 6 1 5441 $850.00 8 John Walther III Clifton Park NY 5124 9 7 0 5394 $800.00 9 Vince Mazzanti Jr Levittown PA 5143 7 8 1 5368 $750.00 10 Ray Cyr Jr New Hartford NY 5112 8 8 0 5352 $700.00 11 Michael Tweed Sr Camp Hill PA 5102 8 8 0 5342 $675.00 12 Chris Sorensen Utica NY 5015 5 10 1 5180 $650.00 13 Lee Aiezza Castleton NY 4929 6 9 1 5124 $625.00 14 Richard Laub III Norristown PA 4908 5 11 0 5058 $600.00 15 Roger Barnes Abingdon MD 4859 5 11 0 5009 $575.00 16 Wayne Krampitz Terryville CT 4824 4 10 2 4974 $550.00 17 Jim Tomek Jr Camp Hill PA 2006 $320.00 18 Dennis Reale Havertown PA 2005 $230.00 19 Paul Sonday Avoca PA 2000 $228.00 20 Tommy Gollick Enola PA 1999 $226.00 21 Tony Bochicchio Jackson NJ 1997 $224.00 22 Tim Beaver Kingston NY 1995 $222.00 23 Jeff Morin Hopatcong NJ 1988 $219.00 24 Roger Horst Waynesboro PA 1988 $219.00 25 William Ray Barlow Joppa MD 1987 $214.00 26 Thomas Twist III Rutherford NJ 1987 $214.00 27 Kenny Lowe Jr Temple Hills MD 1987 $214.00 28 Robert Baldrica Jr Pittston PA 1974 $210.00 29 Stephen Haas Enola PA 1972 $208.00 30 Pat Nolan Madison WI 1971 $206.00 31 Len Reyngoudt Palenville NY 1965 $204.00 32 Brian LeClair Athens NY 1962 $202.00 33 Steve Pavlinko Sewell NJ 1958 $200.00 34 Robert Mockenhaupt Pompton Lakes NJ 1954 $198.00 35 Dan Mitchell Boothwyn PA 1949 $196.00 36 Rudy Kasimakis Gouldsboro PA 1946 $194.00 37 Ray Edwards Middle Island NY 1942 $192.00 38 Frank Moran Manville NJ 1940 $189.00 39 * William Little Columbia MD 1940 $189.00 40 Elmer Davis New Bloomfield PA 1938 $183.00 41 Paul Pinto Philadelphia PA 1938 $183.00 42 Joe Ciccone Buffalo NY 1930 $180.00 NAME HOMETOWN PINFALL WIN LOSE TIE TOTAL WINNINGS 43 Justin Barcomb Hudson Falls NY 1921 $178.00 44 Greg Rottengen Washington NJ 1918 $176.00 45 Jeff Zaffino Warren PA 1917 $173.00 46 George Ennis California MD 1917 $173.00 47 Nick Miseno Amsterdam NY 1911 $168.00 48 Larry Porter Whitesboro NY 1911 $168.00 49 Neal Stemplinger Ephrata PA 1911 $168.00 50 Wayne Lessig Cheswick PA 1909 $164.00 51 Christopher Blackmore Alexandria VA 1903 $162.00 52 Mike Tryniski Fulton NY 1901 $160.00
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Zacharias wins first title at Poplar Creek Bowl

by PBA Editor July 28, 2002 19:00
Larry Zacharias won the Midwest PBA Canon Senior Classic held from July 26-28, at Poplar Creek Bowl in Hoffman Estates, Ill., by defeating Leo Scantamburlo of Detroit, Mich., 199 to 196 in the championship match. This was Zacharias's 1st PBA championship. Zacharias led the 10 game qualifying round by over 100 pins. Then, on the final day during the best 3 of 5 game sudden elimination matchgame format, he disposed of Jim Wynne of Duluth, Minn. in three straight games, and ousted Jerry Edwards of Wood Dale, Ill., in three. Gene Vincent of Stonington, Ill., pushed Zacharias a little harder in the one-game semifinal match but Zacharias threw a clutch 10th frame double to win 222 to 217. 1. Larry Zacharias $1,600.00 2. Leo Scantamburlo $875.00 3. - 4. Gene Vincent $650.00 Jim Brenner $650.00 5. - 8. Jerry Edwards $525.00 Bill Spigner $525.00 Don Johnson $525.00 Brian Hirner $525.00 9. - 16. Otis Dixon $400.00 Marc Lineberry $400.00 Vincent Oliva $400.00 Mike Sansone $400.00 Randy Niehaus $400.00 Robert McDonald $400.00 Tim Kauble $400.00 Jim Wynne $400.00 Hoffman Estates, Ill. 2002 Position Standing After 10 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 1 Zacharias, Larry 0-0-0 10 2335 2335 A Bolingbrook, IL + 335 2 Kauble, Tim 0-0-0 10 2220 2220 A Marion, OH + 220 3 Brenner, Jim 0-0-0 10 2197 2197 A LeClaire, IA + 197 4 Oliva, Vincent 0-0-0 10 2195 2195 A Orland Park, IL + 195 5 Vincent, Gene 0-0-0 10 2191 2191 A Stonington, IL + 191 6 Johnson, Don 0-0-0 10 2174 2174 A Moline, IL + 174 7 McDonald, Robert 0-0-0 10 2158 2158 A Addison, IL + 158 8 Edwards, Jerry 0-0-0 10 2134 2134 A Wood Dale, IL + 134 9 Dixon, Otis 0-0-0 10 2133 2133 A Forest, IL + 133 10 Scantamburlo, Leo 0-0-0 10 2131 2131 A Detroit, MI + 131 11 Niehaus, Randy 0-0-0 10 2121 2121 A Rockford, IL + 121 12 Lineberry, Marc 0-0-0 10 2120 2120 A Comanche, IA + 120 13 Spigner, Bill 0-0-0 10 2110 2110 A Vernon Hills, IL + 110 14 Sansone, Mike 0-0-0 10 2106 2106 A The Villages, FL + 106 15 Hirner, Brian 0-0-0 10 2090 2090 A Joliet, IL + 90 16 Wynne, Jim 0-0-0 10 2089 2089 A Duluth, MN + 89 17 Kasper, Robert 10 2088 2088 $260.00 A Hoffman Estates, IL + 88 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, July 29, 2002 Page 1 of 5 Hoffman Estates, Ill. 2002 Position Standing After 10 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 18 Kravcheno, Jan 10 2083 2083 $250.00 A Westville, IN + 83 19 Holzbauer, Bob 10 2065 2065 $240.00 A Madison, WI + 65 20 Baker, Dick 10 2063 2063 $235.00 A Las Vegas, NV + 63 21 Mielens, Paul 10 2056 2056 $227.50 A Menomonie, WI + 56 21 Sarah, Ron 10 2056 2056 $227.50 A Plainfield, IL + 56 23 Truitt, Mike 10 2042 2042 $220.00 A Orland Park, IL + 42 Super Senior Cashers: 29 Zikes, Les 10 2022 2022 $180.00 A Palatine, IL + 22 32 Gochis, James 10 1993 1993 $175.00 A Waukegan, IL - 7
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Davidson Stops Runaway Leader Warren

by PBA Editor July 27, 2002 19:00
Seattle's Southpaw sensation Bob Davidson is having quite a year. On Sunday, Bob made it a three-peat by capturing the 17th Annual Everett Open at Tyee Lanes. This is Bob's 20th regional title, and his third in a row this year. This time a win seemed near impossible. It was as if Davidson had stepped in front of a full speed runaway locomotive and stopped it with one hand in claiming victory. You see Puyallup's Chris Warren had led this event the entire 26 games. Chris had opened a 601 pin lead over his nearest competitor, and an incredible 962 pins over 16th place. He had not posted a game under 203 the entire weekend in going 14-2 in match play. He also rolled the event's only 300 game. But in the title match a finishing string of 5 consecutive 10-pin leaves ended up costing Warren the championship as Davidson won 189-182. The TV style finals started with Seattle's Erik Hohlbein beating Centralia's Hugh Miller 276-190. Next up Vancouver's Rohn Morton struck 3 times in the 10th frame to shut out Hohlbein 196-194. Next came Davidson with a 254-216 win over Morton, then 189-182 victory over Warren gave Davidson the Everett title. The win also put Davidson into the leading money winner position for the year with $5800.00 in earnings. Below are the finalists, hometowns, win-loss records, total pins and money winnings. PBA NW EVERETT OPEN TYEE LANES - July 27-28, 2002 1. Bob Davidson, Seattle - W12/L4 - 5930 - $1500.00 2. Chris Warren, Puyallup - W14/L2 - 6531 - $1000.00 3. Rohn Morton, Vancouver - W11/L5 - 5915 - $800.00 4. Erik Hohlbein, Seattle - W8/L7/T1 - 5869 - $700.00 5. Hugh Miller, Centralia - W8/L8 - 5692 - $600.00 6. Shawn Copeland, Milwaukie - W8/L8 - 5592 - $500.00 7. R. Broderhausen, Newport - W7/L9 - 5530 - $475.00 8. Dan Orazio, Vancouver - W6/L9/T1 - 5457 - $450.00 9. Chuck Riess, Tukwila - W8/L8 - 5436 - $440.00 10. Russ Hunt, Walla Walla - W8/L8 - 5403 - $430.00 11. Jason Kyle, Seattle - W7/L9 - 5361 - $425.00 12. Donnie Allen III, Vancouver - W9/L7 - 5342 - $420.00 13. Mike Kasper, Beaverton - W5/L11 - 5320 - $415.00 14. Ed Dolfay Jr., Milwaukie - W7/L9 - 5270 - $410.00 15. Matt Surina, Everett - W5/L11 - 5266 - $405.00 16. Tracy Teeters, Portland - W4/L12 - 5132 - $400.00 17. (alt) Doug Seal, Vancouver - 1936 - $300.00 20. (sr. check) Leon Loucks, Marysville - 1925 - $200.00
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Quinn wins Fourth title in Louisville

by PBA Editor July 27, 2002 19:00
Sean Quinn threw a clutch double to win his fourth Professional Bowlers Association Regional title at the 11th Annual Browning Pontiac Central Regional Open at Dixie Bowl Lanes in Louisville, Kentucky, defeating Dave D’Entremont, 222-208 in the final match. Quinn, who won $2,800 in the event, started out the day firing an 802 series…and went 1-1-1 in those three games, as D’Entremont threw 300 at him and he tied the third game at 279. Yup, even though he shot 802 in the first three…his opponents fired 808. Both Quinn and D’Entremont had 300 games, along with 4 others (Brian Kretzer, Tony Reyes, Brian Hatcher and Mika Koivuniemi). D’Entremont, who was hospitalized earlier in the week in his home area of Cleveland, was out to make it a “rags-to-riches”, but by his own admission “threw the 14.5 pounder a little too hard” when he had the chance to close Quinn and got only 5 (2-4-5-7-8), which opened the door for Quinn. Quinn (Holland, Mi.) promptly threw two quality shots in 9 and 10 to close “Double D”. National Champ Steve Jaros (Bolingbrook, Ill.) won the first two matches with a pair of 233’s in the star-studded stepladder finals, defeating Kretzer (233-197) and Robert Smith (Simi Valley, Calif.) 233-227. Had he shot a triplicate, he would have moved on, but D’Entremont won the semi-final 231-205. D’Entremont picked up $1,400 for finishing second, Jaros $1,100, Smith $900 and Kretzer $800. The Central Region now takes a couple weeks off, but comes back with two of the longest running events they have, with the 17th Annual Bud Light Fort Wayne Open at Georgetown Bowl in Fort Wayne, Ind. Aug. 16-18 and the 10th Annual Pepsi/Dr. Pepper Regional Open at Sequoia Pro Bowl in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 23-25.
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Scroggins 300 Wins Pueblo Loaf N Jug Open

by PBA Editor July 27, 2002 19:00
Mike Scroggins never gave Justin Hromek a chance in the championship game at the Loaf N Jug Pueblo SW Region PBA Open. Both players started with six straight strikes before Hromek left a 10 pin in the seventh frame. Another tap in the 8th and a split in the 10th let Scroggins concentrate on finishing his 300 game with no other distractions. An eight pin on his eleventh shot stood seemingly forever before a messenger rolled it over just before the machine touched it. A solid 12th strike gave Scroggins and the fans a thrill in winning his 24th title. Championship Math #12 Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, def. #3 Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., 1-0 (300-234). Semifinals #12 Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, def. #16 Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1-0 (235-231). #3 Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., def. #10 Dave Ferguson, Colrado Springs, Colo., 1-0 (226-215). Round of 8 #16 Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., def. #8 Ritchie Allen, Tulsa, Okla., 2-1 (222-215, 223-267, 216-196). #12 Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, def. #4 Joe Salvemini, Covina, Calif., 2-0 (277-220, 213-212). #3 Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., def. #11 Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M., 2-0 (226-208, 220-202). #10 Dave Ferguson, Colrado Springs, Colo., def. #2 Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, 2-0 (256-235, 268-234). Round of 16 #16 Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., def. #1 Todd Zenner, Newton, Kan., 3-2 (211-175, 222-234, 188-180, 244-269, 226-223). #2 Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, def. #15 Frank Guccione, Highlandsranch, Colo., 3-2 (257-190, 255-244, 201-209, 215-218, 216-160). #3 Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., def. #14 David Brewster, Carrollton, Texas, 3-2 (238-185, 190-227, 215-214, 179-180, 238-209). #4 Joe Salvemini, Covina, Calif., def. #13 Stoney Pride, Edmond, Okla., 3-2 (216-200, 189-194, 180-207, 210-152, 256-185). #12 Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, def. #5 Karl Kielich, El Paso, Texas, 3-2 (228-221, 223-177, 246-257, 177-236, 235-231). #11 Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M., def. #6 Mark Stasiulis, Pueblo, Colo., 3-1 (222-189, 248-177, 217-234, 258-237). #10 Dave Ferguson, Colrado Springs, Colo., def. #7 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, 3-2 (216-214, 195-208, 254-215, 214-215, 232-226). #8 Ritchie Allen, Tulsa, Okla., def. #9 Mark Nielsen Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 3-2 (269-273, 187-202, 228-204, 259-193, 212-179). 14 game results. 1, Todd Zenner, Newton, Kan., 3,176. 2, Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, 3,165. 3, Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., 3,132. 4, Joe Salvemini, Covina, Calif., 3,129. 5, Karl Kielich, El Paso, Texas, 3,103. 6, Mark Stasiulis, Pueblo, Colo., 3,078. 7, David Anthony, Austin, Texas, 3,077. 8, Ritchie Allen, Tulsa, Okla., 3,054. 9, Mark Nielsen Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,034. 10, Dave Ferguson, Colrado Springs, Colo., 3,024. 11, Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M., 3,011. 12, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,007. 13, Stoney Pride, Edmond, Okla., 2,996. 14, David Brewster, Carrollton, Texas, 2,978. 15, Frank Guccione, Highlandsranch, Colo., 2,976. 16, Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,963. 17, Herb Walsh, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,947, $260. 18, Mike Shoemaker, Conroe, Texas, 2,934, $250. 19, Dennis Young, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,930, $240. 20, Steven Gallegos, Denver, Colo., 2,919, $230. 21, Jason Toth, Wichita, Kan., 2,893, $220. 22, Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 2,860, $210. 23, Stoney Burke Jr., Rio Rancho, N.M., 2,778, $205.
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