Walter Ray Selected BWAA Bowler of the Month

by PBA Editor April 1, 2003 19:00
Walter Ray Williams Jr. was voted Bowling Writers Association of America Bowler of the Month for March by a select panel of the organization, BWAA President Lyle Zikes announced today. Williams, Ocala, Fla., collected his 37th career Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour title and third of the 2002-2003 campaign with a 226-205 victory over Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, in the deciding contest of the PBA World Championship in Taylor, Mich. The win, which garnered Williams $120,000 and advanced his season's final total to a record $419,600, was his second major in six weeks and virtually assures the 43-year-old right-hander his sixth PBA Player of the Year award. Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., who captured his second career title at the PBA Odor-Eaters Open in Louisville, Ky., was a distant runner-up in the balloting.
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StrikePass Revisits Historical Tournament

by PBA Editor March 31, 2003 19:00
It’s the PBA Cambridge Credit Classic Week. Today through Sunday, fans can check out one of the most exciting tournaments during the 2002-03 season by viewing archived StrikePass video content. The ESPN telecast was not only highlights of the season, but also resulted in one of the most exciting matches in PBA History. Norm Duke and David Traber met in the closest final match in history was decided in a three-ball roll off. Duke won the third one-ball roll-off, 10-9, and claimed the title after he tied Traber, 245-245. The bowlers were knotted at 9-9 and 10-10 in the first two tiebreakers, respectively. Check out the finals action and the road to the historical finals: PBA Cambridge Credit Classic Monday, March 31 Round of 16 Jason Hurd vs. Mike DeVaney and Rudy Kasimakis vs. Doug Kent Randy Pedersen vs. Pete Weber and Brad Angelo vs. Hugh Miller Wednesday, April 2 Round of 16 Amleto Monacelli vs. Brad Angelo and Norm Duke vs. James Wallace David Traber vs. Bryon Smith and Eric Forkel vs. Chris Barnes Thursday, April 3 Round of 8 Doug Kent vs. Chris Barnes and David Traber vs. Jason Hurd Friday, April 4 Round of 8 Pete Weber vs. Hugh Miller and Amleto Monacelli vs. Norm Duke Sunday, April 6 ESPN Telecast Finals Wild Card Match Jason Hurd vs. Doug Kent Semi-Final Match Hugh Miller vs. David Traber Semi-Final Match Norm Duke vs. Doug Kent Championship Match Norm Duke vs. David Traber Not a subscriber yet? Click here to learn more about PBA StrikePass.
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Match Kings

by PBA Editor March 27, 2003 19:00
Match play. Only one can win. That’s what makes it the most gripping element of any PBA Tour event. But which players win the most and why? PBA.com breaks down the numbers from a season full of head-to-head competition and finds out who owned match play in 2002-03. Walter Ray Williams Jr. was undoubtedly the cream of the crop in 2002-03? But, how do you quantify such an astounding athletic performance? With statistics, of course. Barry Bonds is arguably the best player in Major League Baseball today. Each year he leads the league in a myriad of stat categories. In 2002, he led the majors in batting average (.370), ranked fourth in home runs (46) and had the highest slugging percentage of anyone (.799). It’s no wonder he led his team to a World Series berth. The same can be said of Williams’ performance. No wonder. He led the Tour (or was near the top) in almost every match play stat this season. When you’re posting these kinds of numbers against the best in the world, it’s no wonder why they call you “Deadeye”. The 2002-03 PBA Tour saw 22 events contested from September-March. Eighteen of those contests used a single-elimination match play bracket to determine the champion. Below is a breakdown of the most important stats (a.k.a. – what it takes to be the best in bowling). 2002-03 MATCH PLAY LEADERS (Minimum 9/18 appearances. Excluding Dream Bowl, Japan Cup, ABC Masters and U.S. Open.) MATCH RECORD (Matches won/lost, win percentage) 1, Lonnie Waliczek, 17- 7, 0.708 2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 33- 14, 0.702 3, Danny Wiseman, 20- 9, 0.690 4, Norm Duke, 16-8, 0.667 5, Chris Barnes, 28- 15, 0.651 6, Patrick Healey Jr., 14- 8, 0.636 7, Pete Weber, 17- 10, 0.630 (t) Ryan Shafer, 17- 10, 0.630 9, Brian Voss, 19- 12, 0.613 10, Paul Fleming, 14- 9, 0.609 11, Patrick Allen, 13- 12, 0.520 12, Tommy Delutz Jr., 14- 14, 0.500 (t) Tommy Jones, 12- 12, 0.500 14, Steve Jaros, 11- 12, 0.478 15, Steve Hoskins, 9- 10, 0.474 16, Tom Baker, 8- 9, 0.471 17, Tim Criss, 8- 10, 0.444 18, Hugh Miller, 9- 13, 0.409 19, Brian Kretzer, 8- 12, 0.400 20, Brad Angelo, 6- 14, 0.300 21, Mika Koivuniemi, 2- 9, 0.182 STRIKE PERCENTAGE (Strikes/total frames, strike percentage) 1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 1215/ 1918, 63.35 2, Danny Wiseman, 793/ 1252, 63.34 3, Norm Duke, 716/1163, 61.56 4, Brian Voss, 912/ 1496, 60.96 5, Chris Barnes, 1220/ 2035, 59.95 6, Pete Weber, 791/ 1347, 58.72 7, Patrick Allen, 734/ 1252, 58.63 8, Tommy Delutz Jr., 871/ 1490, 58.46 9, Ryan Shafer, 724/ 1239, 58.43 10, Lonnie Waliczek, 607/ 1044, 58.14 11, Tommy Jones, 722/ 1243, 58.09 12, Steve Jaros, 665/ 1145, 58.08 13, Tom Baker, 512/ 893, 57.33 14, Paul Fleming, 643/ 1125, 57.16 15, Brian Kretzer, 599/ 1050, 57.05 16, Patrick Healey Jr., 595/ 1047, 56.83 17, Brad Angelo, 677/ 1203, 56.28 18, Tim Criss, 514/ 938, 54.8 19, Hugh Miller, 597/ 1124, 53.11 20, Steve Hoskins, 553/ 1044, 52.97 21, Mika Koivuniemi, 372/ 750, 49.6 SPARE CONVERSION PERCENTAGE (Spares/total chances, percentage converted) 1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 524/ 609, 86.04 2, Norm Duke, 325/386, 84.68 3, Ryan Shafer, 384/ 456, 84.21 4, Steve Hoskins, 374/ 448, 83.48 5, Patrick Allen, 380/ 459, 82.79 6, Tom Baker, 285/ 347, 82.13 7, Steve Jaros, 349/ 430, 81.16 8, Brian Voss, 409/ 514, 79.57 9, Tim Criss, 305/ 386, 79.02 10, Chris Barnes, 566/ 718, 78.83 11, Tommy Jones, 365/ 467, 78.16 12, Patrick Healey Jr., 317/ 406, 78.08 13, Paul Fleming, 344/ 445, 77.3 14, Tommy Delutz Jr., 420/ 545, 77.06 15, Hugh Miller, 364/ 475, 76.63 16, Danny Wiseman, 304/ 397, 76.57 17, Lonnie Waliczek, 302/ 395, 76.46 18, Brad Angelo, 363/ 477, 76.1 19, Mika Koivuniemi, 262/ 347, 75.5 20, Brian Kretzer, 307/ 410, 74.88 21, Pete Weber, 370/ 497, 74.45 WHO QUALIFIES HIGHEST? (Average match play qualifying position) 1, Patrick Healey Jr., 8th 2, Norm Duke, 10th 3, Lonnie Waliczek, 12th 4, Steve Jaros, 13th (t) Danny Wiseman, 13th 6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 14th (t) Patrick Allen, 14th (t) Tim Criss, 14th (t) Brian Kretzer, 14th (t) Pete Weber, 14th 11, Ryan Shafer, 15th (t) Steve Hoskins, 15th (t), Chris Barnes, 15th 14, Tom Baker, 16th (t) Paul Fleming, 16th (t) Brad Angelo, 16th 17, Brian Voss, 17th 18, Tommy Jones, 18th 19, Tommy Delutz Jr., 19th (t) Hugh Miller, 19th 21, Mika Koivuniemi, 20th WHO THROWS THE MOST DOUBLES? (Consecutive strikes/total strikes, percentage of double strikes) 1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 828/ 1215, 0.681 2, Norm Duke, 487/716, 0.680 3, Danny Wiseman, 536/ 793, 0.676 4, Brian Voss, 601/ 912, 0.659 5, Paul Fleming, 417/ 643, 0.649 6, Chris Barnes, 781/ 1220, 0.640 7, Lonnie Waliczek, 381/ 607, 0.628 8, Pete Weber, 492/ 791, 0.622 9, Patrick Allen, 451/ 734, 0.614 (t) Tommy Jones, 443/ 722, 0.614 11, Tommy Delutz Jr., 533/ 871, 0.612 12, Ryan Shafer, 442/ 724, 0.610 13, Tim Criss, 309/ 514, 0.601 14, Tom Baker, 306/ 512, 0.598 15, Steve Jaros, 397/ 665, 0.597 16, Patrick Healey Jr., 350/ 595, 0.588 17, Brian Kretzer, 350/ 599, 0.584 18, Mika Koivuniemi, 216/ 372, 0.581 19, Brad Angelo, 390/ 677, 0.576 20, Steve Hoskins, 315/ 553, 0.570 21, Hugh Miller, 333/ 597, 0.558 WHO THROWS THE MOST TURKEYS? (Three consecutive strikes/total strikes, percentage of turkeys) 1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 511/ 1215, 0.421 2, Danny Wiseman, 330/ 793, 0.416 3, Norm Duke, 294/716, 0.412 4, Brian Voss, 351/ 912, 0.385 5, Chris Barnes, 456/ 1220, 0.374 6, Pete Weber, 294/ 791, 0.372 7, Paul Fleming, 238/ 643, 0.370 8, Lonnie Waliczek, 219/ 607, 0.361 9, Tommy Jones, 255/ 722, 0.353 10, Tommy Delutz Jr., 299/ 871, 0.343 (t) Ryan Shafer, 248/ 724, 0.343 12, Tim Criss, 172/ 514, 0.335 13, Patrick Allen, 241/ 734, 0.328 14, Steve Jaros, 208/ 665, 0.313 15, Brian Kretzer, 186/ 599, 0.311 16, Patrick Healey Jr., 183/ 595, 0.308 17, Brad Angelo, 208/ 677, 0.307 18, Tom Baker, 154/ 512, 0.301 19, Mika Koivuniemi, 110/ 372, 0.296 20, Hugh Miller, 167/ 597, 0.280 21, Steve Hoskins, 153/ 553, 0.277 TAPPED! (Single-pins left/total frames, percentage of single-pin leaves) Tip: you don’t want to be at the top of this category 1, Steve Hoskins, 275/ 1044, 0.263 2, Tim Criss, 240/ 938, 0.256 3, Patrick Healey Jr., 262/ 1047, 0.250 (t) Paul Fleming, 281/ 1125, 0.250 5, Ryan Shafer, 306/ 1239, 0.247 6, Mika Koivuniemi, 181/ 750, 0.241 7, Tom Baker, 214/ 893, 0.240 (t), Norm Duke, 269/1163, 0.240 9, Brian Kretzer, 246/ 1050, 0.234 (t) Patrick Allen, 293/ 1252, 0.234 11, Tommy Jones, 289/ 1243, 0.233 12, Chris Barnes, 471/ 2035, 0.231 (t) Lonnie Waliczek, 241/ 1044, 0.231 14, Tommy Delutz Jr., 337/ 1490, 0.226 (t) Brad Angelo, 272/ 1203, 0.226 16, Steve Jaros, 258/ 1145, 0.225 (t) Brian Voss, 337/ 1496, 0.225 18, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 428/ 1918, 0.223 19, Hugh Miller, 244/ 1124, 0.217 20, Pete Weber, 286/ 1347, 0.212 21, Danny Wiseman, 248/ 1252, 0.198 SINGLE-PIN CONVERSION (Single-pins spares/total chances) 1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 426/ 428, 0.995 (t) Tom Baker, 213/ 214, 0.995 3, Mika Koivuniemi, 179/ 181, 0.989 4, Lonnie Waliczek, 237/ 241, 0.983 5, Ryan Shafer, 300/ 306, 0.980 6, Norm Duke, 272/279, 0.975 7, Brian Voss, 328/ 337, 0.973 8, Pete Weber, 278/ 286, 0.972 (t) Paul Fleming, 273/ 281, 0.972 10, Hugh Miller, 237/ 244, 0.971 (t) Brad Angelo, 264/ 272, 0.971 12, Patrick Allen, 284/ 293, 0.969 13 Steve Jaros, 248/ 258, 0.961 14, Danny Wiseman, 238/ 248, 0.960 15, Chris Barnes, 451/ 471, 0.958 16, Steve Hoskins, 263/ 275, 0.956 17, Tommy Delutz Jr., 322/ 337, 0.955 (t) Tommy Jones, 276/ 289, 0.955 19, Tim Criss, 227/ 240, 0.946 20, Brian Kretzer, 232/ 246, 0.943 21, Patrick Healey Jr., 243/ 262, 0.927 MULTI-PIN LEAVES (Multi-pin spare leaves/total number of frames, percentage of multi-pin leaves) Tip: you don’t want to be high up in this one either 1, Mika Koivuniemi, 164/ 750, 0.219 2, Hugh Miller, 217/ 1124, 0.193 3, Brad Angelo, 203/ 1203, 0.169 4, Steve Hoskins, 171/ 1044, 0.164 5, Tim Criss, 152/ 938, 0.162 6, Brian Kretzer, 168/ 1050, 0.160 (t) Steve Jaros, 183/ 1145, 0.160 8, Tom Baker, 138/ 893, 0.155 9, Pete Weber, 207/ 1347, 0.154 10, Lonnie Waliczek, 159/ 1044, 0.152 11, Patrick Healey Jr., 158/ 1047, 0.151 12, Tommy Delutz Jr., 216/ 1490, 0.145 13, Tommy Jones, 177/ 1243, 0.142 14, Paul Fleming, 156/ 1125, 0.139 15, Patrick Allen, 169/ 1252, 0.135 16, Chris Barnes, 261/ 2035, 0.128 17, Ryan Shafer, 155/ 1239, 0.125 18, Danny Wiseman, 152/ 1252, 0.121 19, Brian Voss, 167/ 1496, 0.112 20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 199/ 1918, 0.104 21, Norm Duke, 113/1163, .097 MULTI-PIN SPARE CONVERSION (Multi-pin spares/total chances, percentage of conversion) 1, Steve Hoskins, 114/ 171, 0.667 2, Steve Jaros, 115/ 183, 0.628 3, Brian Voss, 101/ 167, 0.605 4, Patrick Allen, 102/ 169, 0.604 5, Ryan Shafer, 93/ 155, 0.600 6, Hugh Miller, 129/ 217, 0.594 7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 118/ 199, 0.593 8, Tom Baker, 81/ 138, 0.587 9, Norm Duke, 61/113, 0.540 10, Paul Fleming, 83/ 156, 0.532 11, Pete Weber, 109/ 207, 0.527 12, Tim Criss, 80/ 152, 0.526 13, Mika Koivuniemi, 85/ 164, 0.518 14, Patrick Healey Jr., 81/ 158, 0.513 15, Tommy Jones, 90/ 177, 0.508 16, Tommy Delutz Jr., 108/ 216, 0.500 17, Brad Angelo, 101/ 203, 0.498 18, Danny Wiseman, 74/ 152, 0.487 (t) Chris Barnes, 127/ 261, 0.487 20, Lonnie Waliczek, 77/ 159, 0.484 21, Brian Kretzer, 78/ 168, 0.464 WHO THROWS THE MOST SPLITS? (Splits/total frames, percentage of splits) Tip: Leading this one’s a killer! 1, Mika Koivuniemi, 77/ 750, 0.103 2, Brad Angelo, 103/ 1203, 0.086 3, Hugh Miller, 85/ 1124, 0.076 4, Tim Criss, 69/ 938, 0.074 5, Pete Weber, 99/ 1347, 0.073 6, Tommy Jones, 84/ 1243, 0.068 7, Tommy Delutz Jr., 99/ 1490, 0.066 8, Lonnie Waliczek, 68/ 1044, 0.065 9, Brian Kretzer, 67/ 1050, 0.064 10, Tom Baker, 56/ 893, 0.063 11, Danny Wiseman, 77/ 1252, 0.062 12, Steve Jaros, 70/ 1145, 0.061 13, Patrick Healey Jr., 63/ 1047, 0.060 14, Chris Barnes, 118/ 2035, 0.058 15, Paul Fleming, 61/ 1125, 0.054 16, Steve Hoskins, 55/ 1044, 0.053 17, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 89/ 1918, 0.046 18, Ryan Shafer, 56/ 1239, 0.045 19, Norm Duke, 47/1163, 0.040 20, Brian Voss, 59/ 1496, 0.039 21, Patrick Allen, 48/ 1252, 0.038 WHO CONVERTS THE MOST SPLITS? (Splits converted/total chances, conversion percentage) 1, Steve Hoskins, 14/ 55, 0.255 2, Pete Weber, 20/ 99, 0.202 3, Steve Jaros, 14/ 70, 0.200 4, Brad Angelo, 20/ 103, 0.194 5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 17/ 89, 0.191 6, Hugh Miller, 15/ 85, 0.176 7, Danny Wiseman, 13/ 77, 0.169 8, Patrick Allen, 8/ 48, 0.167 9, Mika Koivuniemi, 12/ 77, 0.156 10, Tommy Jones, 12/ 84, 0.143 11, Tim Criss, 9/ 69, 0.130 12, Tom Baker, 7/ 56, 0.125 (t) Ryan Shafer, 7/ 56, 0.125 14, Brian Kretzer, 8/ 67, 0.119 (t) Brian Voss, 7/ 59, 0.119 16, Lonnie Waliczek, 8/ 68, 0.118 17, Tommy Delutz Jr., 11/ 99, 0.111 18, Norm Duke, 5/47, 0.106 18, Chris Barnes, 12/ 118, 0.102 19, Patrick Healey Jr., 5/ 63, 0.079 20, Paul Fleming, 4/ 61, 0.066
MATCH PLAY QUALIFIERS (All, sorted by record) Bryan Goebel, 9- 2, 0.818 Frank Guccione, 3- 1, 0.750 Jason Couch, 16- 6, 0.727 Lonnie Waliczek, 17- 7, 0.708 Walter Ray Williams Jr., 33- 14, 0.702 Danny Wiseman, 20- 9, 0.690 Norm Duke, 16- 8, 0.667 Robby Spigner, 2- 1, 0.667 Mark Williams, 2- 1, 0.667 Bruce Falcon, 2- 1, 0.667 Chris Barnes, 28- 15, 0.651 David Traber, 11- 6, 0.647 Patrick Healey Jr., 14- 8, 0.636 Eugene McCune, 7- 4, 0.636 Ryan Shafer, 17- 10, 0.630 Pete Weber, 17- 10, 0.630 Chris Hayden, 5- 3, 0.625 Blaise Bedolla, 5- 3, 0.625 Mike DeVaney, 8- 5, 0.615 Brian Voss, 19- 12, 0.613 Dave D'Entremont, 11- 7, 0.611 Paul Fleming, 14- 9, 0.609 Michael Gaither, 6- 4, 0.600 John "Kip" Roberts, 3- 2, 0.600 Parker Bohn III, 13- 9, 0.591 Doug Kent, 11- 8, 0.579 Bob Learn Jr., 11- 8, 0.579 Randy Pedersen, 8- 6, 0.571 Bryon Smith, 8- 6, 0.571 Amleto Monacelli, 10- 8, 0.556 Eric Forkel, 5- 4, 0.556 Rick Steelsmith, 7- 6, 0.538 Patrick Allen, 13- 12, 0.520 Tommy Delutz Jr., 14- 14, 0.500 Mike Wolfe, 7- 7, 0.500 Tommy Jones, 12- 12, 0.500 Mike Edwards, 5- 5, 0.500 Marshall Holman, 1- 1, 0.500 Rudy Kasimakis, 3- 3, 0.500 Rohn Morton, 1- 1, 0.500 David Ozio, 2- 2, 0.500 Roger Bowker, 2- 2, 0.500 James Wallace, 1- 1, 0.500 Sean Swanson, 1- 1, 0.500 Jim Tomek Jr., 5- 5, 0.500 Gregg Zicha, 1- 1, 0.500 Michael Haugen Jr., 2- 2, 0.500 D.J. Archer, 1- 1, 0.500 Dale Traber, 2- 2, 0.500 Lee Johnson, 1- 1, 0.500 Mike Mineman, 1- 1, 0.500 Norman Titus, 1- 1, 0.500 Jack Jurek, 1- 1, 0.500 Steve Jaros, 11- 12, 0.478 Steve Hoskins, 9- 10, 0.474 Tom Baker, 8- 9, 0.471 Robert Smith, 7- 8, 0.467 Tim Criss, 8- 10, 0.444 Michael Fagan, 4- 5, 0.444 Michael Machuga, 7- 9, 0.438 Peter Hernandez, 3- 4, 0.429 Mike Scroggins, 6- 8, 0.429 Nick Vogelgesang, 3- 4, 0.429 Hugh Miller, 9- 13, 0.409 Brian Kretzer, 8- 12, 0.400 Del Ballard Jr., 2- 3, 0.400 Brian Himmler, 4- 6, 0.400 Joe Ciccone, 2- 3, 0.400 Christopher Sand, 4- 6, 0.400 Ricky Ward, 2- 3, 0.400 Randy Weiss, 4- 6, 0.400 Mike Aulby, 3- 5, 0.375 Tony Reyes, 3- 5, 0.375 Dennis Horan Jr., 3- 5, 0.375 Jim Pratt, 1- 2, 0.333 Jimmy Johnson, 1- 2, 0.333 Jess Stayrook, 1- 2, 0.333 Dave Arnold, 2- 4, 0.333 Wes Malott, 1- 2, 0.333 Wes Godwin, 1- 2, 0.333 Robert Glass, 1- 2, 0.333 Stoney Pride, 1- 2, 0.333 Tyler Jensen, 1- 2, 0.333 Mike Shoemaker, 1- 2, 0.333 Brad Angelo, 6- 14, 0.300 Jason Hurd, 3- 7, 0.300 Kurt Pilon, 2- 5, 0.286 Ritchie Allen, 2- 5, 0.286 Lee Vanderhoef, 2- 6, 0.250 Vince Wood, 1- 3, 0.250 Christopher Collins, 1- 3, 0.250 Chris Warren, 1- 3, 0.250 Steve Wilson, 2- 7, 0.222 Brian Waliczek, 1- 4, 0.200 Jeff Lizzi, 1- 4, 0.200 Mika Koivuniemi, 2- 9, 0.182 Jason Queen, 1- 5, 0.167 Rick Lawrence, 1- 7, 0.125 M.J. Eaton, 0- 1, 0.000 Juan Cordova, 0- 1, 0.000 Wayne Webb, 0- 1, 0.000 Jeff Carter, 0- 3, 0.000 Jeff Hartsfield, 0- 3, 0.000 Dale Eagle, 0- 2, 0.000 Mark Roth, 0- 1, 0.000 Mike Nape, 0- 1, 0.000 Bob Davidson, 0- 1, 0.000 Ken Simard, 0- 1, 0.000 Richard Wolfe, 0- 1, 0.000 Pat Nolan, 0- 1, 0.000 Roberto Silva, 0- 1, 0.000 Mike Miller, 0- 5, 0.000 Al Jones, 0- 1, 0.000 Brian LeClair, 0- 3, 0.000 Bob Caputo Jr., 0- 1, 0.000 Curtis Woods Jr., 0- 2, 0.000 Paul Koehler, 0- 2, 0.000 Claude Godin, 0- 1, 0.000 Lennie Boresch Jr., 0- 1, 0.000 John May, 0- 3, 0.000 Leroy Johnson, 0- 1, 0.000 Kevin Mitchell, 0- 2, 0.000 Jeff Fehr, 0- 2, 0.000 Mitchell Beasley, 0- 1, 0.000 Eddie Byrd, 0- 1, 0.000 Richard Church, 0- 1, 0.000 Jason Duran, 0- 1, 0.000 Scott Smith, 0- 1, 0.000 Dennis Rakauskas, 0- 1, 0.000 Andres Gomez, 0- 1, 0.000 Brian Hatcher, 0- 1, 0.000 Joe Petrowski, 0- 1, 0.000 Curtis Odom, 0- 1, 0.000 Steve Rogers, 0- 1, 0.000
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Walter Ray Week

by PBA Editor March 23, 2003 19:00
It’s Walter Ray Week. Today through Sunday, Deadeye fans can relive one of the greatest seasons in PBA Tour history by viewing archived StrikePass video content. From the infamous flash-bulb incident to record-breaking moments throughout 2002-03 season, retrace some of Williams’ most memorable steps en route to the 2003 PBA World Championship. WALTER RAY WEEK Monday, March 24 NICE CRIB Clip from ESPN tour of Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s Florida estate. JUST GETTIN’ WARM Williams gets rolling with a second-place finish in the PBA Miller High Life Open at Vernon Hills, IL Footage: Round of 16, Round of 8 and ESPN Finals Wednesday, March 26 LEGENDARY RESULTS Gordie Howe, the NHL’s second all-time leading points man, looks on as Williams passes Mark Roth for second on the PBA Tour’s all-time win list in Greater Detroit. Footage: Round of 16, Round of 8 and ESPN Finals Thursday, March 27 NO DO-OVER? The moment that had rulebook nerds everywhere in a stir, Williams is distracted by an overzealous fan’s attempt to capture the perfect moment. Footage: Round of 16, Round of 8 and ESPN Finals Friday, March 28 BATTLE AT LITTLE CREEK HEARTBREAKER In the last tournament of the 2001-2002 season, Williams beats Jason Hurd, but gets squeezed by Brian LeClair. Footage: Round of 8 and Round of 16 WHAT A STINKER After trailing two-games-to-none, Williams (barely) loses at the wire against rookie Michael Fagan in the Odor-Eaters Open at Louisville, KY. Footage: Round of 16 Sunday, March 29 FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! For the third time in his career, Williams is the victim of a televised 300 game (it hasn’t even happened to anyone else twice) in the Geico Earl Anthony Classic at Tacoma, WA. Footage: Round of 16, Round of 8 and ESPN Finals WHAT’S NEXT? Williams talks about his off season plans in a special StrikePass interview.
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Wiseman Undergoes Surgery

by PBA Editor March 23, 2003 19:00
Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, had surgery on his right foot Friday at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Robert Mohr – the same surgeon who repaired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s foot – performed the corrective surgery to remove a severe bone spur and bone fragments on Wiseman’s big toe. The 10-time PBA Tour champion has long suffered from the nagging injury. “I have been bowling in pain for three years,” Wiseman told bowling columnist Joe Lyou. “I dropped a ball on my big toe when I was 17, and it’s come back to haunt me as the game has become more power oriented.” He added: “I have only 20% (use of the big toe) when you need 60% to function normally.” Wiseman’s activities have been limited recently as he has not been able to run, exercise, or walk for extended periods of time. He will turn 36 on Sept. 24. The 2003-04 PBA Tour season begins the second week of October.
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