Don Johnson Wins Midwest PBA Battle of Waterloo Senior Open

by PBA Editor April 14, 2002 19:00
April 15, 2002 Don Johnson of Moline, Ill., won the Midwest PBA Battle of Waterloo Senior Open when he defeated Don Sample of Plainfield, Ill. in the title match 279 to 204. This was Johnson’s second PBA senior regional title overall. The tournament was held at Bee-Hive Bowl in Waterloo, Ill. April 12-14. After losing two games of his first three in the round-robin match-play finals segment, Johnson stated, “I need to change my look”. Many players now use the term “look” when talking about how their ball reaction looks on the lanes; however, what Johnson meant was he needed to change his facial looks so that other players would stop mistaking him for a punching bag. Whatever new look Johnson acquired, it worked. He never lost another game after that, and went home with the first place prize of $1500.00 and a shiny new PBA trophy to place on his living room mantle. Johnson was the Midwest Region Senior Bowler-of-the-Year in 2001. Although it’s apparent he successfully changed his look for the Midwest PBA Battle of Waterloo Senior Open, surely Johnson would like his 2001 Bowler-of-the-Year look to reappear in 2002. With 13 tournaments remaining in the Midwest PBA senior regional schedule, it’s a long road ahead that leads to Bowler-of-the-Year honors. Johnson is on the right path though, and he knows from experience how to get there! We will be watching for his future accomplishments on the Midwest PBA senior tournament trail in 2002. The other match in the stepladder roll-off was between Tim Kauble of Marion Ohio and Sample. Sample defeated Kauble 225 to 215. Sample took home $850.00. Kauble pocketed $700.00. Waterloo IL Senior 2002 TV Format Listing TV Pos. # Name TV Act. Pins # of Games PrizeMoney 1 Johnson, Don 279 1 $1,500.00 2 Sample, Don 429 2 $850.00 3 Kauble, Tim 215 1 $700.00 Monday, April 15, 2002 Page 1 of 1 Waterloo IL Senior 2002 Position Standing After 16 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 1 Johnson, Don 6-2-0 16 3790 180 3970 A Moline, IL + 770 2 Sample, Don 6-2-0 16 3767 180 3947 A Carrollton, IL + 747 3 Kauble, Tim 5-2-1 16 3770 165 3935 A Marion, OH + 735 4 Sarah, Ron 1-6-1 16 3704 45 3749 $600.00 A Plainfield, IL + 549 5 Forsland, Bruce 4-4-0 16 3611 120 3731 $550.00 B Fairfield, AR + 531 6 Holzbauer, Robert 4-4-0 16 3604 120 3724 $500.00 B Madison, WI + 524 7 Hirner, Brian 3-5-0 16 3534 90 3624 $450.00 B Joliet, IL + 424 8 Brenner, Jim 2-6-0 16 3538 60 3598 $400.00 B LeClaire, IA + 398 9 Glass, Bob 8 1760 1760 $250.00 A Lawrence, KS + 160 10 Mason, Gerry 8 1730 1730 $240.00 A Hanover Park, IL + 130 11 Vincent, Gene 8 1724 1724 $275.00 B Stonington, IL + 124 12 Niehaus, Randy 8 1714 1714 $230.00 B Rockford, IL + 114 13 Deloney, John 8 1710 1710 $225.00 B Troy, IL + 110 14 Wheeler, Bob 8 1706 1706 A Troy, IL + 106 15 Guithues, Bernard 8 1698 1698 $175.00 A Antigo, WI + 98 16 Ries, Pat 8 1688 1688 $160.00 A Affton, MO + 88 16 Knisley, Hank 8 1688 1688 $160.00 A O'Fallon, IL + 88 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, April 15, 2002 Page 1 of 3 Waterloo IL Senior 2002 Position Standing After 8 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 18 Rike, Daniel 8 1687 1687 A Hazelwood, MO + 87 19 Weber, Dick 8 1679 1679 A Florissant, MO + 79 20 Murray, Lance 8 1675 1675 A Kankakee, IL + 75 21 Heim, Pete 8 1666 1666 A Omaha, NE + 66 22 Williamson, Ken 8 1655 1655 B Waterloo, IL + 55 23 Cadle, James 8 1653 1653 A Lombard, IL + 53 23 Polinski, Phil 8 1653 1653 A Omaha, NE + 53 25 Gochis, James 8 1638 1638 B Waukegan, IL + 38 26 Harrison, Dennis 8 1629 1629 B East Alton, IL + 29 27 Van Blair, Jeff 8 1614 1614 A Newton, IA + 14 28 Branner, Dennis 8 1613 1613 B Springfield, IL + 13 29 Boice, Del 8 1608 1608 B St.Louis, MO + 8 30 Weglarz, John 8 1592 1592 B Lombard, IL - 8 31 Kemp, Randy 8 1589 1589 B Joliet, IL - 11 32 Smith, Sid 8 1586 1586 A Omaha, NE - 14 33 Thiel, Bob 8 1578 1578 B Hobart, IN - 22 34 Carlisle, Bernie 8 1556 1556 B Evansville, IN - 44 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, April 15, 2002 Page 2 of 3 Waterloo IL Senior 2002 Position Standing After 8 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 35 Pullin, Mike 8 1526 1526 B Rochelle, IL - 74 36 Hamner, Brian 8 1510 1510 B Columbia, MO - 90 37 Garr, Ron 8 1476 1476 B Ridgedale, MO - 124 38 DeMarco, Joe 8 1465 1465 A Hanover Park, IL - 135 39 Price, Charlie 7 1271 1271 B Granite City, IL - 129 40 Dubois, Terry 4 732 732 A Kankakee, IL - 68 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Monday, April 15, 2002 Page 3 of 3
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PBA Hires New Vice President of Sponsorship and Sales

by PBA Editor April 14, 2002 19:00
Zucker has over 15 years combined of sports and media sales experience in traditional broadcast, print and online. Most extensively, he spent eight years at The Ackerley Group’s Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM in Seattle. He began there as an account executive in 1992 and left the station in 2000 after serving as its General Sales Manager. He most recently served as Regional Director of Sales at Infospace.com. Zucker’s responsibilities include leveraging the full assets of the PBA and bowling industry to generate sponsorship and broadcast revenue and supervising of outside marketing agencies. He will report directly to Steve Miller, President and CEO.
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PBA Hires New Vice President of Sponsorship and Sales

by PBA Editor April 14, 2002 19:00
Zucker has over 15 years combined of sports and media sales experience in traditional broadcast, print and online. Most extensively, he spent eight years at The Ackerley Group’s Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM in Seattle. He began there as an account executive in 1992 and left the station in 2000 after serving as its General Sales Manager. He most recently served as Regional Director of Sales at Infospace.com. Zucker’s responsibilities include leveraging the full assets of the PBA and bowling industry to generate sponsorship and broadcast revenue and supervising of outside marketing agencies. He will report directly to Steve Miller, President and CEO.
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Keeps Ciccone out of winners circle again

by PBA Editor April 13, 2002 19:00
A steady climb to the top and staying there gave Riga Kalfas his first Professional Bowlers Association Central Region title at the Third Annual Suburban Lanes Open in Bucyrus, Ohio. Kalfas picked up the title with a 249-220 win over 2000 PBA Rookie of the Year, Joe Ciccone of Buffalo, NY. Ciccone could not get striking until Kalfas had put up a six-bagger in frames three through eight, so it was too little, too late, as the Florence, Kentucky native picked up the $2,500 first place check. Ciccone was consoled with the $1,250 runner-up winnings. Ciccone’s roommate on the trip, PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker, also of Buffalo, opened the stepladder finals with two wins, first over 11-time Regional champ Dale Strike of Saginaw, Michigan 277-215 and Chris Sand of Chesterfield, Michigan, 225-197. Ciccone then came on to send Baker to the sidelines with a 224-217 decision. Baker won $1,000, Sand $900, and Strike $800. A turn-away field of 120 marked the second consecutive full tournament for the Central Region, underscoring the steady progress in the Regional Program. The next event is this upcoming weekend with the 2nd Annual Ace Mitchell Bowling Sales/Century Lanes Regional Open at the 30-lane center in Holland, Michigan. This event will feature bowlers from both the Central and Midwest Regions. Eugene McCune of Munster, Indiana is the defending champion. Another full field of 150 players is expected going for the $3,000 first prize. For further information, check out the PBA website at pba.com.
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Phoenix final results

by PBA Editor April 13, 2002 19:00
Starting the afternoon matchplay block, David Street had a 103 pin lead. After game three, he had a 256 pin lead. He opened the block with games of 276-259-269 for an 804. From that point on, it was a battle for second place This was Street's second regional title. His first came in 2000 at AMF Chris-town. Match Play Standings after 26 Games Pos Mem# Name - Hometown Pins W L T Bon Pins Prize 1 7999 Street, David - Fresno, CA 6364 12- 3-1 375 6739 $3000.00 2 5023 Leverage, David - Peoria, AZ 6130 9- 6-1 285 6415 $1500.00 3 7992 Smith, Robert - Simi Valley, CA 6069 10- 6-0 300 6369 $1000.00 4 5333 Meneley, Rick - Santa Maria, CA 6059 9- 7-0 270 6329 $800.00 5 1494 Corona, Ricky - Yorba Linda, CA 5930 11- 5-0 330 6260 $700.00 6 4134 Hickenbottom, Jeff - Brea, CA 6049 7- 9-0 210 6259 $650.00 7 4085 Hulsenberg, Gary - Kansas City, MO 5996 8- 8-0 240 6236 $590.00 8 6988 Paul Jr., Tim - Higley, AZ 5936 10- 6-0 300 6236 $590.00 9 1817 DeVaney, Mike - Escondido, CA 5963 9- 7-0 270 6233 $570.00 10 2738 Forkel, Eric - Northridge, CA 5969 7- 9-0 210 6179 $560.00 11 20045 Laughlin, Ben - Glendale, AZ 5983 6-10-0 180 6163 $550.00 12 956 Ballard, Matt - Phoenix, AZ 5856 10- 6-0 300 6156 $540.00 13 5693 Miller, Hugh - Centralia, WA 5929 7- 9-0 210 6139 $530.00 14 8114 Stayrook, Jess - San Diego, CA 5699 4-12-0 120 5819 $520.00 15 9390 Williams, Eddie - Van Nuys, CA 5722 3-13-0 90 5812 $510.00 16 20038 Miller, Richard - Tucson, AZ 5624 5-11-0 150 5774 $500.00 17 Taylor, Mike - Las Vegas, NV 2271 $330.00 18 Wodka, Dave - Henderson, NV 2261 $320.00 19 Rede, Edmund - El Segundo, CA 2253 $310.00 20 Tountas, Michael - Tucson, AZ 2252 $300.00 21 Preble, Chris - Clovis, CA 2241 $295.00 22 Stephens, Larry - Corona, CA 2239 $290.00 23 Nedry, William - Phoenix, AZ 2234 $285.00 24 Francis, Rick - Galt, CA 2224 $280.00 25 Milligan, Jason - Tustin, CA 2218 $275.00 26 Beach, Jeff - Lodi, CA 2211 $270.00 27 Wood, Vince - Moreno Valley, CA 2210 $265.00 28 Kendrick, Troy - Rancho Cucmonga, CA 2206 $260.00 29 Rede, Edward - Las Cruces, NM 2205 $255.00 30 Cahalan, Pat - Gilbert, AZ 2194 $247.50 31 Buglino, Larry - Phoenix, AZ 2194 $247.50 32 Stermer, Marcus - Gilbert, AZ 2193 $240.00 33 Suess, Robert - Colorado Springs, CO 2191 $235.00 34 Skalicky, Roger - Phoenix, AZ 2187 $227.50 35 Murtishaw, Jim - Menifee, CA 2187 $227.50 36 Tupper, Kirk - Phoenix, AZ 2183 $220.00 37 Haugen Jr., Michael - Mesa, AZ 2182 $215.00 38 Asano, Alan - Tucson, AZ 2177 $207.50 39 Sargent, Marv - Temecula, CA 2177 $207.50 40 Hofmann, Carey Lee - Glendale, AZ 2165 $200.00
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