Perfect Game Places Argenbright In First

by PBA Editor September 24, 2002 19:00
Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., averaged 230.78 to lead the first round of qualifying Sunday in the PBA Senior Jackson Open at Airport Lanes in Jackson, Mich. During the sixth game of the nine-game series, he rolled a perfect 300 and went on to finish with an overall pinfall total of 2,077. The perfect game was his first as a PBA member. Argenbright became eligible for the Senior Tour in November when he turned 50 and joined the PBA. He bowled in two other PBA Senior Tournaments this year, the Chillicothe Open and the Pennsylvania Open. In Pennsylvania, he finished 45th and in Chillicothe he placed 36th. After cashing in both tournaments, this is his highest place finish after the opening round. A few weeks ago, Argenbright was bowling with Dave Davis when he got a few tips that helped him today. “Dave just told me to roll the ball and let it strike,” he said. “That’s what I did today and it worked.” ”This worked for me today, but you never know if it will work tomorrow,” Argenbright said. “It’s just great to be out here with guys like Davis and (Bob) Chamberlain. I remember watching a lot of these guys on TV and to get to bowl with them and even compete with them is an honor.” Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., is in second place with a total pinfall of 2,058 and a 228.67 average. In third place is Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash. (2,037 pinfall total and 226.33 average). After averaging 225.89 and knocking down 2,033 pins, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., placed fourth. Rounding out the top five is Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich. (2,016 and 224). The entire field returns Monday for the second nine-game qualifier round. The top 53 qualifiers return Tuesday morning to bowl nine games. The field is then cut to the top 32 who return Tuesday evening to face each other in best-of-five, head-to-head matches. Beginning Wednesday at 11 a.m., the rounds of 16 and 8 will be the best-of-five head-to-head matches. The semifinals and finals will be the best-of-three matches and will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
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Rocklin, CA

by PBA Editor September 23, 2002 19:00
The West Region will be making its first appearance in Rocklin, California for the Inaugural Whitney Oaks PBA Open at AMF Rocklin Lanes. The tournament sponsor, Whitney Oaks Golf Course is hosting a PBA player outing on Friday morning at 9am. Following that, the players will be at AMF Rocklin Lanes at 2:00pm for the tournaments practice session. On Saturday, the field will roll 8 games each before cutting to the top 16 that will return on Sunday morning. The top 16 will then bowl best three of five elimination matches beginning at 8:00am.
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Tommy Jones wins his 7th Regional Title

by PBA Editor September 23, 2002 19:00
In a really close finish in match play, Tommy Jones defeated Richard Church232 - 199 to jump from 6th to 3rd, while Scott McLean defeated Ken Simard 186 - 155 and knocked Ken down to 6th. Top 5 for Stepladder Finals 1 LEE VANDERHOEF - COLUMBIA, SC 1696 1644 1713 5053 210.54 13 2 1 5458 +658 2 JASON HURD - TITUSVILLE, FL. 1695 1636 1661 4992 208.00 8 7 1 5247 +447 3 TOMMY JONES - GREENVILLE,SC 1734 1664 1575 4973 207.21 8 8 0 5213 +413 4 SCOTT McLEAN - LUMBERTON, NC 1649 1617 1661 4927 205.29 9 6 1 5212 +412 5 RICHARD CHURCH - LAKELAND,FL 1643 1685 1563 4891 203.79 9 7 0 5161 +361 Match 1 Richard Church 226 $700 Scott McLean 238 Match 2 Scott McLean 193 $800 Tommy Jones 224 Match 3 Tommy Jones 193 Jason Hurd 187 $900 Match 4 Tommy Jones 212 Lee Vanderhoef 199 $1250 6 KENNY SIMARD - GREENVILLE, SC 1661 1626 1546 4833 201.38 10 5 1 5148 +348 13 7 MICHAEL MACHUGA - PT.CHARLOTTE, FL 1650 1620 1610 4880 203.33 7 9 0 5090 +290 71 8 MICHAEL FAGAN (OR) - GREENLAWN, NY 1730 1611 1482 4823 200.96 8 7 1 5078 +278 83 9 JEFF SCHRUM - CHERRYVILLE, NC 1593 1552 1588 4733 197.21 11 5 0 5063 +263 98 10 JEFF FEHR - CINCINNATI, OHIO 1640 1614 1510 4764 198.50 9 7 0 5034 +234 127 11 JERRY HORN - LEXINGTON,SC 1617 1509 1582 4708 196.17 8 6 2 4978 +178 183 12 J.R. GEORGEADIS - OCALA, FL 1675 1499 1550 4724 196.83 8 8 0 4964 +164 197 13 SHANE CLARK - CHARLESTON, SC 1699 1508 1519 4726 196.92 6 9 1 4921 +121 240 14 ED OAKES - CASSELBERRY, FL 1603 1553 1404 4560 190.00 3 13 0 4650 -150 511 15 JEFF LEAPHART - COLUMBIA,SC 1639 1427 1454 4520 188.33 4 12 0 4640 -160 521 16 WILLIAM GETER - HICKORY,NC 1625 1503 1407 4535 188.96 3 13 0 4625 -175 536
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Queen can buy those baby shoes after winning Midwest PBA Miller Lite Open

by PBA Editor September 22, 2002 19:00
September 23, 2002 With the help of his wife and John Jowdy Queen wins 3rd PBA regional title Jason Queen of Decatur, Ill., won the Midwest Professional Bowlers Association Miller Lite Open held at AMF Waukesha Lanes in Waukesha, Wis., when he defeated fellow PBA Tour professional Dave Traber of Bull Valley, Ill. 248 to 196 in the title match. Queen led the 26 game qualifying and finals round and disposed of Traber handily in the final game. A renewed focus on bowling fundamentals, and some extra incentive in the oven at home, is what carried Queen to the victory circle this time. He has been spending countless hours practicing on the basics with the help of one of bowlings best coach’s, John Jowdy, who also helped a notable player named Mark Roth throughout his bowling career. Queen may not turn out to be the next Mark Roth but his game shows remarkable improvement – and he wasn’t that bad before! Also, with a baby due in December, Queen has some extra incentive to do well. After putting the 1st place prize money into his pocket, he said, “the baby needs shoes”. Hopefully Jason will buy those shoes for his newborn before he adds it to the pile of money already sitting in his vault. Those who know him can verify that once his money hits the safe that’s where it stays – many of the presidents on those bills surely have their eyes closed now. Next stop for Queen is Wichita Kan. where the PBA Tour Players will start their 20-week fight to see who is #1. Put Queen on the list of contenders – Jowdy has him ready for action! In other matches: Jeff Richgels of Oregon, Wis, defeated Eugene McCune of Munster Ind., 192 to 171. Brad Snell of Mount Prospect, Ill., beat Richgels 242 to 227. Traber ousted Snell 173 to 168 when Snell lost the match in the tenth frame leaving a 4-6 split and did not convert. Then it was Queen taking command, winning the Midwest Professional Bowlers Association Miller Lite Open title. 2002 Waukesha, WI TV Format Listing TV Pos. # Name TV Act. Pins # of Games PrizeMoney 1 Queen, Jason 248 1 $2,000.00 2 Traber, David 369 2 $1,100.00 3 Snell, Brad 410 2 $910.00 4 Richgels, Jeff 419 2 $790.00 5 McCune, Eugene 171 1 $700.00 2002 Waukesha, WI Position Standing After 26 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 1 Queen, Jason 14-2-0 26 5717 420 6137 A Decatur, IL + 937 2 Traber, David 10-6-0 26 5638 300 5938 A Bull Valley, IL + 738 3 Snell, Brad 8-7-1 26 5665 255 5920 A Mount Prospect, IL + 720 4 McCune, Eugene 10-6-0 26 5611 300 5911 A Munster, IN + 711 5 Richgels, Jeff 9-7-0 26 5615 270 5885 A Oregon, WI + 685 6 Tompkins, Chuck 6-9-1 26 5612 195 5807 $620.00 A Columbus, OH + 607 7 Carter, Jeff 6-10-0 26 5610 180 5790 $550.00 A Springfield, IL + 590 8 Wilson, Ryan 9-6-1 26 5497 285 5782 $525.00 A Garden City, MI + 582 9 Penner, Timothy 9-7-0 26 5487 270 5757 $500.00 A Lincoln, NE + 557 10 Zicha, Gregg 8-7-1 26 5465 255 5720 $475.00 A Glen Ellyn, IL + 520 11 Traber, Dale 8-8-0 26 5475 240 5715 $460.00 A Cedarburg, WI + 515 12 Scheucher, Ron 7-9-0 26 5439 210 5649 $445.00 A Muskego, WI + 449 13 Szajko, Ray 7-9-0 26 5378 210 5588 $430.00 A South Bend, IN + 388 14 Slavich, John 7-9-0 26 5327 210 5537 $420.00 A Schaumburg, IL + 337 15 Walker, Mark 7-9-0 26 5297 210 5507 $410.00 A Peoria, IL + 307 16 Beres, Dave 1-15-0 26 5272 30 5302 $400.00 A Waukesha, WI + 102 17 Blake, Richard 10 2097 2097 $240.00 A Chicago, IL + 97 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, September 23, 2002 Page 1 of 5 2002 Waukesha, WI Position Standing After 10 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 18 Argo, Pete 10 2095 2095 $310.00 A Peoria, IL + 95 19 Nicholas, Paul 10 2088 2088 $225.00 A Romeoville, IL + 88 20 Boresch Jr., Lennie 10 2065 2065 $220.00 A Kenosha, WI + 65 21 Jaros, Steve 10 2057 2057 $215.00 A Bolingbrook, IL + 57 22 Johnson, Mark 10 2050 2050 $210.00 A Normal, IL + 50 23 Moses, Anthony 10 2044 2044 $208.00 A Inkster, MI + 44 24 Taylor, Kyle 10 2043 2043 $207.00 A East Peoria, IL + 43 25 Roseman, Joseph 10 2042 2042 $206.00 A Davenport, IA + 42 26 Sherlock Jr., Val 10 2039 2039 $205.00 A Flint, MI + 39
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Pete Couture Wins in Ocala

by PBA Editor September 21, 2002 19:00
POS NAME CITY, STATE TOTAL PRIZE 1 PETE COUTURE TITUSVILLE, FL 222 2,000 2 BOB HANDLEY WINTER PARK, FL 837 1,000 3 STEVE NEFF HOMOSASSA, FL 181 700 4 GEORGE LORD MULBERRY, FL 168 500 5 SAL BONGIONNO HOLLYWOOD, FL 211 400 PLAYOFF RESULTS: HANDLEY DEF BONGIONNO 223-211, HANDLEY DEF LORD 20-168, HANDLEY DEF NEFF 222-181, COUTURE DEF HANDLEY 222-181 TOP QUALIFIER: PETE COUTURE – 2888 AFTER 12 GAMES LOW TO QUALIFY - GUPPY TROUP – 2493 LOW TO CASH - LARRY MONTGOMERY - 2480 MATCH PLAY ALTERNATE – GARY LARRICK SUPER SENIOR CAHSERS: GEORGE PSAROPOULOS, DON JOHNSTON
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