Spare Shots for August 24, 2002

by PBA Editor August 23, 2002 19:00
WORLD’S BEST BOWLERS READY FOR JAPAN EVENTS Forty of the world’s greatest bowlers travel to Japan next week to compete in two PBA championship events. Dream Bowl 2002 begins Friday, Aug. 30 and continues through Monday, Sept. 2 at Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel Bowling Center in Yokohama. The highest finishing professional not already qualified for the second event, the Oronamin C Japan Cup, will earn the No. 16 seed on the JPBA/International Team. The 18th Annual Oronamin C Japan Cup at Tokyo Port Bowl, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 8. The top 15 PBA players competing are: Parker Bohn III, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Jason Couch, Ryan Shafer, Bryon Smith, Chris Barnes, Pete Weber, Tommy Delutz, Jr., Norm Duke, Brian Voss, Steve Hoskins, Steve Wilson, Patrick Healey Jr., Steve Jaros, Robert Smith and defending champion Bob Learn Jr. PBA NAMES ALTERED In the continuing effort to streamline and strengthen PBA brands, the official names of its three tours have been tweaked. Effective immediately they will be officially known as: PBA Tour (no longer the National Tour) PBA Senior Tour PBA Regional Tour SENIOR TOUR: SEASON FINALE COULD DETERMINE PLAYER OF THE YEAR When Dave Soutar won his sixth Senior title of his career at the PBA Senior Lake County Open, he also became the ninth champion of the 2002 Senior Tour season. With only one tournament remaining and no dual champions, the battle for the Senior Player of the Year continues. Bob Chamberlain and Gene Stus have each won a title this season and finished in the top five in two additional events. Steve Neff and Ron Winger all have one championship this season and have finished in the top five one additional time. In addition to his title, Mark Roth finished once in fourth and once in second. Bob Glass, the two-time reigning player of the year has finished second three times and fifth twice and is in search of his first championship this season. 2002 SENIOR TOUR CHAMPS Steve Neff – Chillicothe, OH Bob Chamberlain – Sinking Springs, PA Dave Davis – Belleville, MI Pete Couture – ABC Senior Masters, Tucson, AZ Mark Roth – PBA Suncoast Senior World Championship, Las Vegas, NV Gene Stus – Brentwood, CA Ron Winger – Klamath Falls, OR John Bennett – Beaverton, OR Dave Soutar – Hammond, IN ----------------------------------------- Remaining Tournament PBA Senior Jackson Open Jackson, MI August 24-28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2002 PBA SENIOR TOUR STATISTICAL LEADERS AS OF 08/24/02 Point Leaders 1, Robert Glass, Lawrence, KS, 13,040. 2, Gene Stus, Taylor, MI, 12,575. 3, Ron Winger, Tarzana, CA, 11,188. 4, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, MI, 11,038. 5, Roger Workman, Kenova, WV, 10,533. 6, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, FL, 9,740. 7, Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ, 9,660. 8, Dale Eagle, Tavares, FL, 9,128. 9, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, FL, 8,860. 10, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, WA, 8,575. Money Leaders 1, Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ, $32,875. 2, Robert Glass, Lawrence, KS, $26,580. 3, Pete Couture, Titusville, FL, $24,725. 4, Gene Stus, Taylor, MI, $23,700.4, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, MI, $22,375. 6, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, FL, $21,350. 7, Ron Winger, Tarzana, CA, $20,320. 8, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, FL, $19,540. 9, Darrell Storkson, Everett, WA, $18,370. 10, Roger Workman, Kenova, WV, $16,025. Average Leaders 1, Robert Glass, Lawrence, KS, 221.39. 2, Gene Stus, Taylor, MI, 220.21. 3, Ron Winger, Tarzana, CA, 220.16. 4, Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ, 218.30. 5, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, MI, 217.92. 6, Dale Eagle, Tavares, FL, 217.67. 7, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, FL, 217.65. 8, Roger Workman, Kenova, WV, 215.98. 9, George Pappas, Charlotte, NC, 215.65. 10, Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ, 215.58.
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AMF Cabrillo Lanes

by PBA Editor August 22, 2002 19:00
The longest continuous running West Region event is set to begin August 23. AMF Cabrillo Lanes in Watsonville has been the host for 25 years for a West Region tournament. The list of champions is a who's who for the region including Hall of Famer Larry Laub and tour champions Eric Forkel, Robert Smith and Steve Fields. One of the most memorable years, was when Mike Taylor and Larry Stephens tied after 26 games and had to have a one game roll-off to determine the champion. The tournament begins with the practice session on Friday at 11:30am. Prior to the first pro-am at 2:00pm, the Mayor of Watsonville will toss out the first ball, welcoming the bowlers to Watsonville. On Saturday, the entire field will bowl one 8 game block. The top 16 will then advance to Sunday's best three of five matchplay elimination finals. WATSONVILLE CHAMPIONS 1978 Gregg Lewis, Burbank, Ca. 1979 Larry Laub, Santa Rosa, Ca 1980 Al Stonum, S. San Francisco, Ca 1981 Ross Packard, San Jose, Ca 1982 Gary Miller, Watsonville, Ca 1983 Jack Frost, Corona, Ca 1984 Guy Hulsenberg, San Jose, Ca 1985 Glen Robertson, Fresno, Ca 1986 Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Ca 1987 Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Ca 1988 Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Ca 1989 Ted Glattke, Modesto, Ca 1990 Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Ca 1991 Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Ca 1992 Jim Poulos, Pine Grove, Ca 1993 Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Ca 1994 Mike Taylor, San Diego, Ca 1995 Jim Poulos, Pine Grove, Ca 1996 Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Ca 1997 Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Ca 1998 Michael Haugen Jr., Livermore, Ca 1999 Robert Smith, Simi Valley, CA 2000 Steve Fields, Galt, CA 2001 Jeff Frankos, San Francisco, CA
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PBA and Banquet Foods Strike Deal

by PBA Editor August 20, 2002 19:00
The PBA announced that it has signed a one-year sponsorship agreement with ConAgra Foods to highlight ConAgra Foods’ Banquet brand. The agreement, developed in association with Strike Ten Entertainment, includes an on-pack promotion, event entitlement, event signage, advertising on PBA ESPN telecasts and category exclusivity. In stores beginning September 1, an on-pack promotion will feature a free game of bowling coupon on 100 million Banquet frozen meals. A list of participating “Strike Ten Select” bowling centers across the country where consumers can redeem their coupon will be accessible through www.pba.com. The PBA’s 2002-2003 season schedule will also be included on the packaging. A November tour stop in Grand Rapids, Mich. will be referred to as the PBA Banquet Classic. During the week leading up to the tournament, Banquet will receive multiple promotional spots on ESPN and ESPN2. Event signage, including the players’ chair backs, will feature the Banquet logo for all 20 televised PBA shows. In addition, Banquet will receive numerous advertising units on the PBA’s ESPN telecasts during the course of the season. “We are thrilled that Banquet has come out to support the PBA,” said Steve Miller, PBA President and CEO. “The elements included in the sponsorship package embrace not only the PBA, but more importantly, the bowling community and that’s what we had hoped for.” Banquet Vice President of Marketing, John Hanson said, “Banquet and bowling go hand-in-hand. We’re excited about the opportunity to offer our consumers an outstanding value. Banquet has always meant good food at a great value. The free bowling offer is another way for us to deliver on that promise.” The PBA will begin their 2002-2003 season on October 9 in Wichita. Last season the PBA showed remarkable growth that included an 18% increase in ratings for its ESPN telecasts, a 20% increase in membership, increased unique visitors and page views on PBA.com and a 35% increase in tournament entries. For more information on the PBA, log on to www.pba.com. Strike Ten Entertainment, based in Greendale, WI, provides a wide range of marketing services for the bowling industry, including corporate sponsorship sales, consumer and trade promotions, and public relations.
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Glass Hangs Onto First

by PBA Editor August 20, 2002 19:00
Entering match play, Glass was the number one seed and held a 60-pin lead over number two seed Eagle. After the two met in the first game and tied with 214, he stayed in first place. It didn’t get easier for Glass, Lawrence, Kan. In the second game of the day, Glass faced Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J., who bowled his low game of the day (182) during his first game. Roth answered his low game with a 288, his highest game of the tournament, while Glass rolled a 215. Glass bowled a 224 average in the first round of match play and won four games, lost three and tied one with a 1,792 pinfall total. After finishing second three times and fifth once, Glass is vying for his first championship of the season. In his second game of the day, Eagle, Tavares, Fla., picked up momentum when he beat Barry Gurney, 278-210. He went on to average 227.62, knock down 1,821 pins and had five wins, two losses and one tie. Roth finished in third place after winning six games, losing two, averaging 230.37 and toppling 1,843 pins. Ron Winger held on to his fourth place position while Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., finished in fifth place with the highest block of the day (1,845). The top 24 qualifiers return this afternoon for an additional, eight-game round of match play. The top five will vie for the title and $8,000 top prize in the stepladder finals that begin at 8 p.m. tonight. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Lake County Open Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind. Wednesday, August 21 FIRST ROUND MATCH PLAY (Third Round Overall) (Name/Hometown followed by eight-game match play record and 26-game pinfall.) 1, Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 4-3-1, 6,097. 2, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 5-2-1, 6,096. 3, Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ, 6-2-0, 6,083. 4, Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif., 4-4-0, 6,029. 5, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 4-4-0, 5,992. 6, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 6-1-1, 5,970. 7, Mickey Higham, Battle Creek, Mich., 4-4-0, 5,956. 8, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 6-2-0, 5,942. 9, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 5-3-0, 5,823. 10, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 6-2-0, 5,812. 11, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 3-4-1, 5,805. 12, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 1-6-1, 5,803. 13, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 3-5-0, 5,798. 14, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 5-3-0, 5,793. 15, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 5-3-0, 5,783. 16, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 2-6-0, 5,774. 17, Jerry Edwards, Wood Dale, Ill., 4-4-0, 5,770. 18, George Hall, Palatine, Ill., 2-6-0, 5,768. 19, Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 5-3-0, 5,748. 20, Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., 4-4-0, 5,736. 21, Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 2-6-0, 5,726. 22, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3-5-0, 5,657. 23, Mitchell Jabczenski *, Novi, Mich., 4-4-0, 5,620. 24, Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill., 0-7-1, 5,449. 300 games (Round Three): None
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It's a Talented Top Five in Senior Stepladder Finals

by PBA Editor August 20, 2002 19:00
As the tournament leader, Mark Roth will be seeking his third senior title tonight in the PBA Senior Lake County Open at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind. During the second round of match play, Roth averaged 229.88 and won all eight games to increase his match play record to 14 wins and 2 losses. His 34-game pinfall total of 8,162 secured his first place seed. “I can’t even think about winning right now. I just have to go out there and make good shots,” the Hall of Famer said. “It’s a tough field – these guys have won everything.” Roth will bowl the survivor of the three stepladder final matches that preceed the championship game. Among the five finalists, there are two Hall of Famers, 54 PBA titles, 29 Senior titles and countless awards. Gene Stus, who holds 11 Senior titles, had the highest eight-game block during afternoon match play when he knocked down 1,930 pins for a 241.25 average. He moved from 11th place to the second place position entering the finals and will play in the third game of the stepladder finals. In the first game of the night, Hall of Fame member, 17 time PBA Tour champion and 5 time Senior Champion Dave Soutar will face defending back-to-back Senior Player of the Year and six-time senior titlist Bob Glass. Dale Eagle, the 1996 Senior Rookie of the Year and 1999 Senior Player of the Year, will await the winner of the first match. In other action, Rookie of the Year contender Vince Mazzanti rolled only the second perfect game of the tournament. His 34-game pinfall total of 7,810 was enough for a seventh place finish. The stepladder finals begin at 8 p.m. The top five will vie for the $8,000 top prize. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Lake County Open Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind. Wednesday, August 21 SECOND ROUND MATCH PLAY RESULTS (Fourth Round Overall) (Name/Hometown followed by 16-game match play record and 34-game pinfall. Top five advance. Places six-24 show earnings.) 1, Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J., 14-2-0, 8,162. 2, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 10-4-2, 7,960. 3, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 8-7-1, 7,948. 4, Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 7-8-1, 7,940. 5, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 7-9-0, 7,855. 6, Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif., 7-9-0, 7,846, $2,100. 7, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 11-5-0, 7,810, $1,800. 8, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 10-6-0, 7,779, $1,600. 9, Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., 10-6-0, 7,771, $1,500. 10, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 10-5-1, 7,756, $1,450. 11, Mickey Higham, Battle Creek, Mich., 8-8-0, 7,737, $1,425. 12, Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 10-6-0, 7,709, $1,400. 13, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 9-7-0, 7,671, $1,375. 14, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 8-8-0, 7,670, $1,350. 15, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 7-9-0, 7,612, $1,325. 16, Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 6-9-1, 7,545, $1,300. 17, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 4-11-1, 7,522, $1,275. 18, Jerry Edwards, Wood Dale, Ill., 8-8-0, 7,487, $1,250. 19, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 8-8-0, 7,478, $1,225. 20, George Hall, Palatine, Ill., 4-12-0, 7,391, $1,200. 21, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 7-9-0, 7,364, $1,175. 22, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 8-8-0, 7,307, $1,150. 23, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 6-10-0, 7,306, $1,125. 24, Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill., 1-14-1, 6,938, $1,100. 300 Games (Round Three): Vince Mazzanti, Jr.
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