WRW At It Again

by PBA Editor January 15, 2003 19:00
After the second qualifying round Thursday in the American Bowling Congress (ABC) Masters at the National Bowling Stadium, 35-time Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour titlist Walter Ray Williams Jr. topped the field. Williams, Ocala, Fla., averaged 236.6 during his five-game block to finish in first place. He started the day with a 277 and followed with 248, 234, 232 and 192 scores, for a 10-game pinfall total of 2,334. The PBA World Points Rankings leader is seeking his second title of the season. His first was at the PBA Greater Detroit Open in October. Williams also leads the Tour with five ESPN finals appearances. Along with his win, the right-hander has two second-place finishes (Vernon Hills, Ill. and Wyoming, Mich.) and three third-place finishes (Wichita, Kan., Latham, N.Y. and Tacoma, Wash.). Tommy Jones, the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year from Greenville, S.C., had the highest five-game series of the tournament (237, 254, 235, 233 and 226) with a pinfall total of 1,185 to finish in second. He is seeking the first title of his career and his ninth match play berth of the season. The 24-year-old finished in fifth place in the PBA Memphis Open in October. In third place, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., finished with a 223.70 average (2,237). Four-time PBA Tour champion Steve Wilson moved into fourth place (2,231) after averaging 223.70. Rounding out the top five is Roberto Silva, Mexico (2,184). The Masters, the second of four majors on the PBA Tour, features a unique combination of qualifying and double-elimination match play. The field has been cut to the 135 players (top 25 percent). They will return Friday to bowl an additional five games. The top 63 scorers will join defending champion Brett Wolfe in match play beginning Friday night. ESPN will televise the four-man, stepladder finals live, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (ET). The winner pockets $100,000.
PBA TOUR ABC Masters National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev. Thursday, Jan. 16 ROUND TWO QUALIFIER (Name/hometown followed by 10-game pinfall. Top 135 advance.) 1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,334. 2, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 2,310. 3, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,237. 4, Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,231. 5, Roberto Silva, Mexico, 2,184. 6, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 2,183. 7, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,182. 8, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 2,175. 9, Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,171. 10, Patrick Healey Jr., Mexico, 2,168. 11, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,158. 12, Chris Barnes, Dallas, Texas (TIE) Mike Rose Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2,150. 14, Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 2,132. 15, Jason Williams, Vashon Island, Wash., 2,131. 16, Vernon Peterson, Dearborn Hts., Mich., 2,125. 17, Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz., 2,123. 18, Brian Boghosian, Middleton, Conn., 2,122. 19, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan. (TIE) Jouni Helminen, Finland, 2,121. 21, Tom Smallwood, Flushing, Mich., 2,120. 22, Tony Reyes, Cupertino, Calif., 2,119. 23, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio (TIE) Curt Aemisegger, Mundelein, Ill., 2,113. 25, D.J. Archer, Amarillo, Texas (TIE) Michael Haugen Jr., Victorville, Calif., 2,112. 27, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,111. 28, Tim Mack, Garfield, N.J., 2,108. 29, Doug Wilcox, Sacramento, Calif., 2,103. 30, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,102. 31, Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla. (TIE) Larry Laub, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 2,098. 34, Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati (TIE) Brian Waliczek, Frankenmuth, Mich., 2,097. 36, Chris Collins, Fayetteville, N.C., 2,095. 37, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 2,090. 38, Todd Book, Cantonment, Fla. (TIE) Bobby Belmont, Dunedin, Fla. (TIE) Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 2,089. 41, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,085. 42, James Roberts, Lewisville, Texas (TIE) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,073. 44, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,071. 45, Derwin Pitre, Brigham City, Utah (TIE) Curley Small, Jackson, Miss., 2,070. 47, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,067. 48, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,065. 49, Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., 2,064. 50, Ricky Kilgore, Los Angeles, 2,062. 51, Robert Worrall, Prescott, Ariz., 2,061. 52, Ryan Smith, Asheboro, N.C., 2,060. 53, Eddie Byrd, St. Louis, 2,059. 54, Bill Webb, Enfield, Conn., 2,058. 55, John DeBenedetta Jr., Henderson, Nev. (TIE) Brian Hayes, Lakewood, Colo., 2,055. 57, Derrick Woods, Houston (TIE) Randy Weiss, Irmo, S.C., 2,054. 59, Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 2,053. 60, Aric Alcaraz, Dallas, 2,052. 61, Travis Crittendon, Grand Rapids, Mich. (TIE) Keith DeMaine, East Windsor, Conn. (TIE) David Atwood, Sparks, Nev. (TIE) Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,051. 65, Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas (TIE) Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. (TIE) Vince Wood, Moreno Valley, Calif., 2,050. 68, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich. (TIE) Joey Transue, Newport, R.I., 2,049. 70, Pierre Thiffeault, Fresno, Calif. (TIE) Mike Mullin, New City, N.Y., 2,047. 72, Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y., 2,044. 73, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. (TIE) Claude Godin, Canada, 2,042. 75, Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 2,041. 76, Russ Nikolas, Milwaukie, Ore., 2,039. 77, Stephen Frazzetto, East Northport, N.Y., 2,038. 78, Jonathan VanHees, Newport, R.I. (TIE) John "Kip" Roberts, Glenallen, Va., 2,037. 80, Christopher Sand, Chesterfield, Mich. (TIE) Jason Queen, Oreana, Ill. (TIE) Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 2,036. 83, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,032. 84, Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, Wash., 2,030. 85, Jim Moran, Henderson, Nev., 2,029. 86, Steve Paterson, Orange, Ala., 2,026. 87, Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., 2,025. 88, Mike Shoemaker, Conroe, Texas (TIE) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,024. 90, George Palumbo, Hendersonville, Nev., 2,023. 91, Chris Jones, Bloomington, Ind. (TIE) Mike Miller, Rio Rancho, N.M., 2,020. 93, Wayne Webb, Las Vegas, 2,019. 94, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,018. 95, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,016. 96, Jess Stayrook, San Diego (TIE) Jerry Keilly, Littleton, Colo., 2,015. 98, Edward Shuler, Las Vegas, 2,014. 99, Erik Bates, Lynnwood, Wash., 2,011. 100, Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash. (TIE) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J. (TIE) Rudy Kasimakis, Gouldsboro, Pa., 2,010. 103, Tray Batson, Beaumont, Texas (TIE) Kevin Mitchell, Tulsa, Okla., 2,009. 105, Richard Westberg, Billings, Mont., 2,008. 106, Robert Jakel, Lockport, Ill. (TIE) Tony Lambert, Louisville, Ky. (TIE) Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 2,006. 109, Andres Lopez III, Belleville, N.J. (TIE) Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 2,005. 111, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,004. 112, Jim Emens, Rochester, N.Y., 2,003. 113, Mark Peters, Orange Park, Fla. (TIE) Nick Vogelgesang, Cincinnati (TIE) Robby Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 2,002. 116, Arthur Fink, Jr., Altoona, Pa. (TIE) Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 2,001. 118, Joseph Yockman, Kapolei, Hawaii (TIE) Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y. (TIE) David Traber, Woodstock, Ill., 2,000. 121, Warren Nelson, Madera, Calif. (TIE) Dave Arnold, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,999. 124, Chris Alderucci, Port Jefferson, N.Y., 1,998. 125, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,997. 126, Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash., 1,996. 127, Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,995. 128, Scott Norton, Sandy, Utah (TIE) Joe Petrowski, East Syracuse, N.Y. (TIE) Dino Castillo, Arlington, Texas, 1,992. 131, Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash., 1,989. 132, Art Ramirez, Hemet, Calif. (TIE) Craig Huggins, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,987. 134, Shawn Evans, Satellite Beach, Fla., 1,986. 135, David Ade, Carmichael, Calif. (TIE) Chris Warren, University Place, Wash. (TIE) Tony Buss, Watertown, Wis. (TIE) Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,985. MISSED CUT 139, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 1,984. 140, Shawn Copeland, Milwaukie, Ore. (TIE) Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash. (TIE) Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,983. 143, Joe Barket, Morro Bay, Calif., 1,981. 144, Steven Gallegos, Denver (TIE) Duane Joseph, Sun Valley, Nev., 1,980. 146, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,979. 147, Duane Mellinger, Aurora, Colo. (TIE) Gregg Zicha, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1,975. 149, Paul Cardinale, Gardner, Mass., 1,974. 150, Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., 1,973. 151, Brad Bohling, Loveland, Colo. (TIE) Andrew Campfield, Princeton, Ky. (TIE) Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas (TIE) Brett Cooper, Aurora, Colo., 1,971. 155, Chuck Tillman, White Hall, Md., 1,970. 156, Dave Piroozshad, Saginaw, Mich. (TIE) James Wallace, North Babylon, N.Y. (TIE) Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela (TIE) Wayne Stellick, Denver, 1,969. 160, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich. (TIE) David Haynes, Las Vegas, 1,967. 162, Shawn Aiello, Parsippany, N.J., 1,966. 163, Matt Burley, Bethlehem, Pa., 1,965. 164, Chris Hayden, Greenville, S.C. (TIE) Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,963. 166, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,962. 167, Gerry Tyson Jr, Pace, Fla. (TIE) Lyle Barnard, Chandler, Ariz., 1,960. 169, Mike Danielson, Nuevo, Calif. (TIE) Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio (TIE) Jean Perez, Puerto Rico, 1,959. 172, R.J. Broege, Las Vegas, 1,958. 173, Paul Koehler, Stuart, Fla. (TIE) Norm Ginsberg Jr., Levittown, N.Y. (TIE) Thomas Patton Jr., Olathe, Kan., 1,957. 176, Michael Gaither, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1,956. 177, Michael Farrell-Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 1,955. 178, Tom Silvey, Stockton, Calif., 1,954. 179, Justin Clement, Olympia, Wash. (TIE) Greg Thomas, Libby, Mont. (TIE) Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif. (TIE) Ritchie Allen, Tulsa, Okla. (TIE) Pete Argo Jr., Peoria, Ill., 1,952. 184, Lee Johnson, Bloomington, Ind. (TIE) Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, N.Y., 1,951. 186, Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 1,950. 187, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 1,949. 188, Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 1,947. 189, Abraham Lopez, National City, Calif., 1,946. 190, Dale Lee, Brandon, Fla. (TIE) Brian Voss, Atlanta, 1,944. 192, Kevin Barrett, S. San Francisco, Calif. (TIE) Gonzalo Gonzalez, Venenzuela, 1,943. 194, Robert Rowe III, Edgewater, Md. (TIE) Lou Riley, Weston, Fla. (TIE) Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif. (TIE) Martin Bedford, APO, AE (TIE) Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 1,942. 199, Billy Langford, Lone Grove, Okla., 1,941. 200, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio (TIE) Mike Moore, Elko, Nev. (TIE) Andrew Bykowski, Darien, Conn., 1,940. 203, Daron Hansen, Brooklyn Center, Minn., 1,939. 204, George Turner Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1,937. 205, Dirk Gibson, Little Rock, Ark. (TIE) Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill. (TIE) Mike Stewart, Carson City, Nev. (TIE) Steven Westberg, Billings, Mont., 1,936. 209, Ken Varland, Reno, Nev., 1,935. 210, Michael Jones, Mesa, Ariz. (TIE) Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,934. 212, Mike Kubaki, Griffith, Ind., 1,931. 213, Dave Houck, Castro Valley, Calif., 1,930. 214, Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo. (TIE) Michael Monyak, Las Vegas, 1,929. 216, Robert Hall, Buford, Ga., 1,925. 217, Eric Forkel, Northridge, Calif., 1,924. 218, Wes Godwin, Monroe, N.C. (TIE) Deron Berwager, Kissimmee, Fla. (TIE) Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 1,922. 221, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas (TIE) Mike Aulby, Indianapolis (TIE) Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 1,921. 224, Todd Zenner, Newton, Kan., 1,920. 225, Patrick Young, Chico, Calif., 1,919. 226, Jason Satterlee, Chandler, Ariz. (TIE) Sean Riccardi, Piscataway, N.J. (TIE) Jerry Casebolt, Greeley, Colo. (TIE) Brian Irwin, Lakewood, Wash., 1,918. 230, Gunnison Carbone, Arvada, Colo., 1,915. 231, Jason Duran, Greeley, Colo. (TIE) Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. (TIE) Tracy Teeters, Stayton, Ore. (TIE) Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 1,914. 235, Donald Kilgore, Huntsville, Ala., 1,913. 236, Randy Russell, Grayson, Ga. (TIE) Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla., 1,912. 238, Don DuPree II, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (TIE) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. (TIE) James Garriott, Reno, Nev., 1,911. 241, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 1,909. 242, Victor Meyerhoff, San Francisco, Calif. (TIE) Scot Archabal, Boise, Idaho (TIE) David Covington, Hialeah, Fla., 1,908. 245, Edwin Ilano, Duluth, Ga., 1,907. 246, Eric Hill, N. Las Vegas, Nev. (TIE) Henry Moralez, Denver, Colo. (TIE) Jason Lewis, Sterling Heights, Mich., 1,906. 249, Gerald Miller, Casper, Wyo. (TIE) Al Ahlm, Rocklin, Calif., 1,905. 251, Jeff Frankos, San Francisco, 1,904. 252, Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 1,903. 253, Jimmy Williams, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,902. 254, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,901. 255, R.D. Miller Jr., Westville, Ill. (TIE) Oktay Altinbas, N. Miami Beach, Fla., 1,900. 257, Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio (TIE) Darren Reed, Willows, Calif., 1,899. 259, Blaise Bedolla, Roseburg, Ore., 1,897. 260, Javier Pardi, Venezuela, 1,896. 261, Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, 1,895. 262, Jack Joseph, Buffalo, N.Y. (TIE) Steven Walker, Citrus Heights, Calif. (TIE) Michael Marks, Elmira, N.Y. (TIE) Bruce Leone Jr., Reseda, Calif., 1,894. 266, John Arnell, Auburn, Wash. (TIE) Jerry Burnette, Rochester, N.Y. (TIE) Chris Porcello, Silver Springs, Nev. (TIE) Frank Verni, Brewerton, N.Y., 1,892. 270, Spud Brown, Lakeside, Calif. (TIE) Johnny Ho, Canada (TIE) Paul Stokes, Macomb Twp, Mich., 1,890. 273, Lee White, Odessa, Texas (TIE) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,889. 275, Thomas Carbone, Arvada, Colo., 1,888. 276, Shawn Roberts, Lincoln, Calif., 1,887. 277, Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., 1,886. 278, Rory Peterson, Antelope, Calif., 1,885. 279, Mark Seifert, Beavercreek, Ohio (TIE) Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,882. 281, Richard Heydon, McCordsville, Ind., 1,881. 282, Jason Milburn, Billings, Mont., 1,880. 283, Chad W. Steffy, Reading, Pa., 1,878. 284, Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., 1,877. 285, Michael R. Moore, Greensboro, N.C. (TIE) David Johnson, Everett, Wash., 1,876. 287, Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Eddie Kunkle, Daly City, Calif. (TIE) Jim Slagle Jr, Columbus, Ohio, 1,875. 290, Bryan Alpert, Northridge, Calif. (TIE) David Rutherford, Centerville, Ga., 1,874. 292, Steve Fehr, Cincinnati, 1,873. 293, James Hood, Poulsbo, Wash. (TIE) Jeffrey Tyson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (TIE) Dave Guindon, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,872. 296, George Haley Jr., Cleveland, Texas, 1,870. 297, Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 1,869. 298, Mike Cooper, Eau Claire, Wis. (TIE) Bradley Nickles, Manchester, N.H., 1,868. 300, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,867. 301, Keith Poppiti, Wilmington, Del. (TIE) Arnold Meister, Le Mars, Iowa, 1,865. 303, James Propst, St. Charles, Mo., 1,863. 304, Russell Stratton, St. Petersburg, Fla. (TIE) John Fennell, Dublin, Ga. (TIE) David Eisenberg, Kendall Park, N.J., 1,860. 307, Brendan Komenda, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,859. 308, Todd Davis, Carson City, Nev. (TIE) Jason Poindexter, Toldeo, Ohio, 1,858. 310, David Robinson Jr., Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,857. 311, Daniel Landa, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Derek Bullock, Reno, Nev., 1,856. 313, Mark Millsap, Lake Station, Ind. (TIE) Chuck Surina, Chicago, 1,854. 315, Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, 1,853. 316, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa. (TIE) Brian Blanchard, Skagway, Alaska, 1,852. 318, Michael Galen, Santa Cruz, N.M., 1,851. 319, Mike O'Brien, Staten Island, N.Y. (TIE) Peter Hernandez, Miami (TIE) Rich Cutler, Stockton, Calif., 1,850. 322, Ronald Krys, Sparks, Nev., 1,848. 323, Kevin Tabron, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TIE) Al Kiemele, Vancouver, Wash., 1,847. 325, Sean Owens, Kingsburg, Calif. (TIE) M.J. Eaton, Wyoming, Mich., 1,846. 327, Allen Blansette, Vallejo, Calif., 1,845. 328, Greg Richards, Tacoma, Wash. (TIE) Michael Baskett, Sweetwater, Texas (TIE) Hurley Oliver, Fairfield, Maine, 1,844. 331, Patrick Wiemiller, Clovis, Calif., 1,842. 332, Gary Hancock Jr., Harrison, Tenn. (TIE) Daniel Andrews, Hilton, N.Y. (TIE) Peter Sund, Greenfield, Mass. (TIE) Arnaldo Concepcion, Daly City, Calif. (TIE) Joel Leider, Andover, Md. (TIE) Nick Melnikoff, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,841. 338, Darryl Smith, Las Vegas, 1,840. 339, Rodolfo Corona, National City, Calif., 1,839. 340, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,837. 341, Bill Chrisman, Ogden, Utah, 1,836. 342, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich (TIE) D.J. Momme, San Francisco (TIE) Ramon Torres, Pico Rivera, Calif. (TIE) Todd Hadden, Gipsy, Pa., 1,835. 346, Mike Lewellen, Scottsbluff, Neb., 1,834. 347, Randy Allen, Lakewood, Colo. (TIE) Dennis Glesmann, Ft. Collins, Colo. (TIE) Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio (TIE) Ron Stacy, Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,831. 351, Phil Cardinale, San Antonio, 1,830. 352, Scott Brixey, E. Wenatche, Wash., 1,829. 353, Keith Ubert, Hayes, Kan. (TIE) Thomas Sheetz, Halifax, Pa., 1,828. 355, Bob Scadden, Roy, Utah (TIE) Gregory Goetz, Washington, DC, 1,827. 357, Joel Wood, Ft. Lupton, Colo., 1,826. 358, Joe Salvemini, Covina, Calif. (TIE) Bret Kostick, Centralia, Wash., 1,825. 360, Lance Satcher, Reno, Nev., 1,824. 361, E.J. Edwards, Scottsdale, Ariz. (TIE) David Supanich, Orland Park, Ill. (TIE) Scott Smith, North Aurora, Ill., 1,823. 364, Doug Robinson, Anchorage, Alaska (TIE) Aaron Pawloski, Brentwood, Calif. (TIE) Gary Buicy, Auburn, Wash., 1,822. 367, Derren Edenstrom, Concord, Calif. (TIE) Pat Nolan, Richmond, Va., 1,820. 369, Bob Dail, Hamilton, N.J., 1,819. 370, Steve Fergerson, Hardin, Mont., 1,818. 371, Sean Kilburn, Keene, N.H. (TIE) Jim Sween, Eldora, Iowa (TIE) Robbie Morris, Stockton, Calif., 1,816. 374, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md. (TIE) Pete Danyo Jr., Avenel, N.J., 1,815. 376, Tony Yarbrough, Strafford, Mo. (TIE) Derek Moreci, San Jose, Calif. (TIE) Mark Van Wyk, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,813. 379, Brent Gibb, Elk Grove, Calif. (TIE) Terry Johnson, Sherwood, Ore., 1,812. 381, Darrel Hardy, Chesapeak, Ohio, 1,811. 382, Ed Santos Jr, San Jose, Calif. (TIE) Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,810. 384, Jason Craigen, Mesa, Ariz., 1,807. 385, Brandon Golden, Glen Dora, Calif., 1,806. 386, Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill., 1,801. 387, Greg Caldwell, Lockeford, Calif., 1,800. 388, Bob Huckaby, Watsonville, Calif., 1,799. 389, Blaine Weninger, Abilene, Texas, 1,797. 390, Edward Ciofani, North Fort Myers, Fla., 1,796. 391, William Partney, Olathe, Kan. (TIE) Rick Schafer, Aurora, Colo., 1,794. 393, John Garczynski Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,793. 394, Mark Gladstone, Tucson, Ariz., 1,792. 395, Jeff Banks, Brooklyn Center, Minn. (TIE) Chris Fletcher, Carson City, Nev. (TIE) Jeff Gordon, Ventura, Calif., 1,791. 398, Ray Forbes, Casper, Wyo., 1,790. 399, John Short, Mills, Wyo. (TIE) Robert Cook, Reno, Nev., 1,789. 401, Eric Kempel, Bismark, N.D., 1,788. 402, Tim Farrell, Jacksonville, Fla. (TIE) Dan Smith, North Syracuse, N.Y., 1,786. 404, Allen Krieger, Albany, Ore. (TIE) Jeffrey Massey, Simi Valley, Calif. (TIE) Michael Park, Antioch, Calif., 1,785. 407, Randy Battistus, Kearny, N.J., 1,784. 408, Patrick Harris, Antelope, Calif. (TIE) Martin Winters, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1,783. 410, Frank Guccione, Highlandsranch, Colo. (TIE) Michael Abbey, Jackson, Mich. (TIE) Jeff Palmer, Garnerville, Nev., 1,779. 413, Keith Hedlund, Seminole, Fla. (TIE) Randy Reynolds, El Jebel, Colo. (TIE) Brad Larson, Blaine, Minn., 1,778. 416, Steven Ting, San Bruno, Calif., 1,777. 417, Mike Wells, Sparks, Nev., 1,776. 418, Chris Watson, Rural Hill, N.C., 1,775. 419, Roy Jordan, Roanoke, Va. (TIE) David Ferguson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TIE) Enrique Rodriguez, National City, Calif., 1,773. 422, Rick Soto, Newbury Park, Calif., 1,772. 423, Mike Lim, Eldorado Hills, Calif. (TIE) Alan Rushton, Largo, Fla., 1,769. 425, Jason Peters, San Bernadina, Calif., 1,768. 426, Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz. (TIE) Leon Brown, New Carlisle, Ohio, 1,767. 428, Paul Nicholas, Romeoville, Ill., 1,766. 429, Frank Rose Jr., New Orleans, 1,764. 430, Michael Hansen, Bremerton, Wash. (TIE) Ira Booker, Owings Mills, Md. (TIE) Joe Moorehead, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,762. 433, Jason Tehee, Kingsburg, Calif., 1,761. 434, Brian Borowski, Pueblo, Colo., 1,760. 435, Dave Thiessen, Gresham, Ore, 1,759. 436, Dave Koop, Reno, Nev., 1,758. 437, Richard Gamble, San Carlos, Calif. (TIE) Joe Gonsalves, Freemont, Calif. (TIE) Brian Kreitzer, San Jose, Calif., 1,757. 440, Doug Followell, Columbus, Ohio (TIE) Bryan Sharp, Sacramento, Calif., 1,755. 442, Steve Bohn, Norwood, Minn., 1,754. 443, Larry Smart, San Jose, Calif., 1,753. 444, Doug Tennyson, Rapid City, S.D., 1,751. 445, Russell Dwyer, Granada Hills, Calif., 1,749. 446, John Gant, Elkhorn, Neb., 1,748. 447, Thomas Castillo, San Francisco, 1,746. 448, Elliott Morris, Sun Valley, Nev., 1,745. 449, Robert Reed, Weed, Calif. (TIE) Jeffrey Schlehuber, Loveland, Colo. (TIE) Jerome Maule, Chaska, Minn., 1,744. 452, Jody Janish, Chippewa Falls, Wis., 1,741. 453, Scott Coble, Rogersville, Tenn. (TIE) Tom Lightcap, Fallon, Nev., 1,740. 455, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 1,739. 456, Eric Wacker, Sun Valley, Nev. (TIE) Sean Daniels, Portland, Ore., 1,737. 458, Terry Huston, Alliance, Neb., 1,736. 459, Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 1,731. 460, Carl Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,729. 461, Sean Hamilton, Sandin Park, N.M., 1,727. 462, Michael Belair, Huntington Beach, Calif. (TIE) Bill Machin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 1,724. 464, Erick Johnson, Sacramento, Calif., 1,722. 465, Rasik Desai, Sunnyvale, Calif. (TIE) Eric Kristoferson, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., 1,716. 467, Mike Mathes, Macon, Ga. (TIE) Monte Steenson, Lincoln, Neb., 1,715. 469, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 1,714. 470, Jan Brown II, Somerset, N.J., 1,713. 471, Bryson Rogers, West Valley, Utah, 1,711. 472, Bobby Swain III, Carson City, Nev., 1,708. 473, William Peat, Lockford, Calif. (TIE) Lee Byrd, Tucson, Ariz., 1,705. 475, Anders Ogren, Arvada, Colo. (TIE) Jason Hoffman, Vancouver, Wash., 1,700. 477, Larry French, Stockton, Calif., 1,699. 478, Martin Waldowski, Woodhaven, Mich., 1,698. 479, Keith Barlow, Oakland, Calif. (TIE) Mark Ruediger, Streesboro, Ohio, 1,697. 481, Terrance Bardo, San Rafael, Calif., 1,693. 482, Barry Waldschmidt, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,692. 483, Mike Reasoner, Hazlet, N.J., 1,687. 484, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo. (TIE) Brandon Balsis, Tinley Park, Ill., 1,682. 486, Todd Gebhart, Shelby Twp, Mich., 1,679. 487, Clint Young, Linden, Tenn. (TIE) Sean Griffith, Byhalia, Miss., 1,678. 489, Roger Koplin, Citrus Heights, Calif., 1,676. 490, James D. Robinson, Garland, Texas, 1,674. 491, Bill Byrd, Jackson, Miss., 1,672. 492, Robert Wells, Avondale, Ariz. (TIE) Thomas Yeip, Roseville, Calif. (TIE) Robert Young, Huntsville, Texas (TIE) Walter Roy, Redding, Calif., 1,671. 496, Joseph Letherman, Green River, Wyo., 1,670. 497, John Vershum, Fallon, Nev. (TIE) Paul Thomas, Fresno, Calif. (TIE) Kenneth Bennett, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1,667. 500, Michael Sewell, Union City, Calif. (TIE) John Doleva, Greenfield, Mass. (TIE) Michael Caouette, Winchendon, Mass., 1,664. 503, Joseph Lee, Bowling Green, Ky., 1,661. 504, Kenneth Konopacki, Bellcamp, Md. (TIE) Joe Costanzo, Plainview, N.Y., 1,659. 506, Timothy Sawyer, Merrimack, N.H., 1,657. 507, Michael Reichstein, Agoura Hills, Calif., 1,655. 508, Salvador Rodriguez, Watsonville, Calif., 1,651. 509, Andy Bardo, Truckee, Calif. (TIE) Timothy Costello, Denville, N.J., 1,650. 511, Richard Custer, Oakdale, Calif. (TIE) Bel Damian Jr., Fremont, Calif., 1,642. 513, Peter Koci, San Jose, Calif., 1,637. 514, Jason Latimer, Sidney, Ohio, 1,630. 515, Tim Draper, Athens, Ga., 1,626. 516, Ken Hurley, Aurora, Ill., 1,615. 517, Joesph Dyer, Florence, Ore., 1,614. 518, Jack Knight, Jacksonville, Ark., 1,613. 519, Robert Robinson, Pahoa, Hawaii, 1,608. 520, Eric Henning, Layton, Utah, 1,603. 521, Sean Webb, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Michael Bertalan, Sheridan, Wyo., 1,597. 523, Brian Haines, Brea, Calif., 1,596. 524, Michael Polk, Sparks, Nev., 1,593. 525, Jason Crooks, Yuba City, Calif., 1,592. 526, Justin Tucker, Martinsville, Mo., 1,576. 527, Rick Kokal, Vallejo, Calif., 1,567. 528, Daniel Giles, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 1,561. 529, Alan Clouse, San Jose, Calif., 1,559. 530, Larry Vigil, Amarillo, Texas, 1,503. 531, John Billings, Fond Du Lac, Wis., 1,412. 532, Stephen Dale Jr., Quincy, Mass., 1,612 (WD). 533, Erick Atlee, Oklahoma City, Okla., 945 (WD). 534, Anthony Liene, Las Vegas, 805 (WD). 535, Red Powell, Herriman, Utah, 768 (WD). 536, Charles Rohmer, Ft. Worth, Texas, 689 (WD). 537, Steve Overton, Yuba City, Calif., 645 (WD). 300 Games (Round Two): None
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Senior Tour Awards Announced

by PBA Editor January 15, 2003 19:00
Four-time PBA Player of the Year Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J., didn’t take long to add PBA Senior Player of the Year to his resume. Following his second full year of PBA Senior Tour competition, Roth has been voted 2002 PBA Senior Player of the Year by his fellow PBA members. After leading the tour in earnings despite only competing in seven Senior Tour events, PBA members felt Roth deserved the honor based on his victory in the PBA Suncoast Senior World Championship and the fact that he qualified for match play in every event he entered. He also finished in the top five three times, placed sixth on the point list and seventh in average with 217.33. Roth earned the award by gaining 37.6% of the votes cast. Finishing second in the balloting with 21.7% of the vote was reigning two-time PBA Senior Player of the Year Bob Glass. Glass had another outstanding season in 2002, leading the Tour in points and average for the third straight year, but was unable to capture a victory in any of the 10 events he entered (he finished second three times). Pete Couture, the only two-time champion during the 2002 Senior Tour season finished third in the race, collecting 17.3% of the vote. Other players receiving votes included Gene Stus, Bob Chamberlain and Ron Winger. The Senior Player of the Year honor is yet another accolade for Roth in his already-stellar PBA career. He currently ranks third in career PBA Tour titles, with 34, and still holds the record for most victories in a single season with 8, in 1979. He was also voted PBA Player of the Year in 1977, ‘78, ‘79 and ‘84 and was named PBA Senior Rookie of the Year in 2001. Roth was also inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1987. In winning the award, Roth becomes the first player in history to win both the PBA Player and Senior Player of the Year during his career. In the PBA Senior Rookie of the Year race, Vince Mazzanti, Levittown, Pa., was an overwhelming selection for 2002. Participating in eight events over the course of the season, Mazzanti led all Senior rookies in earnings, points and match play appearances and compiled the second-highest rookie average at 213.45. He also had the highest finish of the season among rookies, placing second to Pete Couture in the season-ending PBA Senior Jackson Open at Airport Lanes in Jackson, Mich. Mazzanti earned 76.8% of the votes cast to earn the PBA Senior Rookie of the Year honor. Other players receiving consideration for the award included Mike Winklepleck, Bob Handley and Gene Vincent. Mazzanti joins a list of talented players to have won the award, including Pete Couture, Dale Eagle, and Roth, who all have gone on to win PBA Senior Player of the Year honors later in their careers.
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Masters Underway

by PBA Editor January 14, 2003 19:00
Sixth-year pro Lonnie Waliczek set the qualifying pace in the American Bowling Congress Masters yesterday at the National Bowling Stadium. Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., posted a 1,164, five-game pinfall for a tournament-leading 232.8 average. The right-hander, ranked 24th this season on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour, is one of seven pros in the top-10 after the first round. Top-ranked Walter Ray Williams Jr. tied fellow-pro Mike Edwards for second (1,151). Williams, Ocala, Fla., leads the PBA Tour with $133,500 in 14 events this season. The PBA Hall of Fame member has finished in the money every tournament this season, one of only two to do so (Chris Barnes). Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., is looking to earn his second consecutive match play berth. He finished sixth last week at Medford, Ore. A pair of second-year pros, Roberto Silva, Mexico, and Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., round out the top five. Silva, who has one match play appearance this season, sits in fourth with 1,132. Jones, the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year, has 1,125 in fifth. Jason Williams, Vashon Island, Wash., and Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., are the highest amateurs in the field. They are tied for sixth (1,105). The Masters, the second of four majors on the PBA Tour, features a unique combination of qualifying and double-elimination match play. Thursday, after the second qualifying round, the field will be cut to 135 players (top 25 percent). Those players will bowl an additional five games Friday. The top 63 scorers will join defending champion Brett Wolfe in match play beginning Friday night. ESPN will televise the four-man, stepladder finals live, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (ET). The winner pockets $100,000.
PBA TOUR ABC Masters National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev. Wednesday, Jan. 15 ROUND ONE QUALIFIER (Name/Hometown followed by five-game pinfall.) 1, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,164. 2, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. (TIE) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,151. 4, Roberto Silva, Mexico, 1,132. 5, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 1,125. 6, Jason Williams, Vashon Island, Wash. (TIE) Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 1,105. 8, Tony Reyes, Cupertino, Calif., 1,096. 9, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas (TIE) Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,095. 11, James Roberts, Lewisville, Texas, 1,094. 12, Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,090. 13, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio (TIE) David Atwood, Sparks, Nev., 1,088. 15, Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. (TIE) Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich. (TIE) Curley Small, Jackson, Mich., 1,084. 18, Patrick Healey Jr., Mexico, 1,081. 19, Mike Shoemaker, Conroe, Texas, 1,080. 20, Jim Emens, Rochester, N.Y., 1,078. 21, Doug Wilcox, Sacramento, Calif., 1,077. 22, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland (TIE) Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,076. 24, Andres Lopez III, Belleville, N.J., 1,075. 25, Brian Waliczek, Frankenmuth, Mich., 1,073. 26, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 1,070. 27, Andrew Cain, Tempe, Ariz. (TIE) Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 1,068. 29, Tony Lambert, Louisville, Ky., 1,067. 30, Shawn Aiello, Parsippany, N.J., 1,066. 31, Christopher Sand, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,063. 32, Michael Haugen Jr., Victorville, Calif., 1,061. 33, Robert Worrall, Prescott, Ariz., 1,059. 34, Eddie Byrd, St. Louis, 1,058. 35, Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas (TIE) Vince Wood, Moreno Valley, Calif. (TIE) Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,055. 38, Chris Barnes, Dallas, Texas (TIE) Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,054. 40, Norm Ginsberg Jr., Levittown, N.Y. (TIE) Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 1,053. 42, Tom Smallwood, Flushing, Mich., 1,050. 43, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. (TIE) Joe Barket, Morro Bay, Calif., 1,049. 45, Ricky Kilgore, Los Angeles (TIE) Brian Boghosian, Middleton, Conn. (TIE) Derrick Woods, Houston, 1,048. 48, Jonathan VanHees, Newport, R.I., 1,046. 49, Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. (TIE) D.J. Archer, Amarillo, Texas, 1,045. 51, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio (TIE) Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y. (TIE) Chris Hayden, Greenville, S.C., 1,044. 54, Steve Paterson, Orange, Ala., 1,043. 55, Edward Shuler, Las Vegas, 1,042. 56, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. (TIE) Patrick Young, Chico, Calif., 1,041. 58, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 1,039. 59, Jouni Helminen, Finland, 1,038. 60, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 1,037. 61, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,035. 62, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,034. 63, David Covington, Hialeah, Fla. (TIE) Kevin Mitchell, Tulsa, Okla., 1,032. 65, Rudy Kasimakis, Gouldsboro, Pa. (TIE) Tim Mack, Garfield, N.J. (TIE) Joe Petrowski, East Syracuse, N.Y., 1,030. 68, Bobby Belmont, Dunedin, Fla., 1,029. 69, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas (TIE) Ritchie Allen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,028. 71, Pierre Thiffeault, Fresno, Calif. (TIE) Aric Alcaraz, Dallas (TIE) Ryan Smith, Asheboro, N.C. (TIE) Claude Godin, Canada, 1,027. 75, Curt Aemisegger, Mundelein, Ill. (TIE) Dave Piroozshad, Saginaw, Mich., 1,026. 77, Tom Silvey, Stockton, Calif. (TIE) R.J. Broege, Las Vegas (TIE) Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, 1,025. 80, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif. (TIE) Dale Lee, Brandon, Fla., 1,024. 82, Bill Webb, Enfield, Conn. (TIE) Robby Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill. (TIE) Chris Jones, Bloomington, Ind. (TIE) Tracy Teeters, Stayton, Ore., 1,023. 86, Todd Book, Cantonment, Fla. (TIE) Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 1,022. 88, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa (TIE) Jeff Piroozshad, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TIE) Mike Rose Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,021. 91, Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio (TIE) Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash., 1,020. 93, Steven Gallegos, Denver (TIE) Spud Brown, Lakeside, Calif., 1,019. 95, Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla. (TIE) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,018. 97, Brett Cooper, Aurora, Colo., 1,017. 98, Randy Weiss, Irmo, S.C. (TIE) Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,016. 100, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. (TIE) Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa. (TIE) Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill. (TIE) Derwin Pitre, Brigham City, Utah, 1,015. 104, Al Ahlm, Rocklin, Calif. (TIE) Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y. (TIE) Martin Bedford, APO, AE (TIE) Vernon Peterson, Dearborn Hts., Mich., 1,014. 108, Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio (TIE) Art Ramirez, Hemet, Calif., 1,013. 110, Gregg Zicha, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (TIE) David Traber, Woodstock, Ill., 1,012. 112, Paul Koehler, Stuart, Fla. (TIE) Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D. (TIE) Justin Clement, Olympia, Wash., 1,011. 115, Jerry Kelly, Littleton, Colo. (TIE) Chris Alderucci, Port Jefferson, N.Y. (TIE) Stephen Frazzetto, East Northport, N.Y. (TIE) David Ade, Carmichael, Calif. (TIE) Todd Zenner, Newton, Kan., 1,008. 120, Michael Farrell-Hansel, Stockton, Calif. (TIE) Paul Cardinale, Gardner, Mass. (TIE) Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif. (TIE) Gunnison Carbone, Arvada, Colo., 1,007. 124, John DeBenedetta Jr., Henderson, Nev. (TIE) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,006. 126, Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, 1,005. 127, Michael Monyak, Las Vegas, 1,004. 128, Chris Collins, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,003. 129, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich (TIE) Warren Nelson, Madera, Calif., 1,002. 131, Robert Jakel, Lockport, Ill., 1,001. 132, Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 1,000. 133, Joey Transue, Newport, R.I. (TIE) Rory Peterson, Antelope, Calif. (TIE) Tyler Jensen, Wheat Ridge, Colo. (TIE) Mike Mullin, New City, N.Y. (TIE) Russ Nikolas, Milwaukie, Ore., 999. 138, Keith DeMaine, East Windsor, Conn. (TIE) James Wallace, North Babylon, N.Y., 998. 140, Larry Laub, Reno, Nev., 997. 141, Bryan Alpert, Northridge, Calif. (TIE) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J. (TIE) Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore. (TIE) Andrew Campfield, Princeton, Ky. (TIE) Jess Stayrook, San Diego, 995. 146, Gerry Tyson Jr, Pace, Fla. (TIE) Dino Castillo, Arlington, Texas (TIE) Scot Archabal, Boise, Idaho (TIE) David Johnson, Everett, Wash., 993. 150, Michael Fagan, Greenlawn, N.Y. (TIE) George Turner Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. (TIE) Craig Huggins, Jacksonville, Fla., 992. 153, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan. (TIE) Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas (TIE) Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif. (TIE) Michael Gaither, Corpus Christi, Texas (TIE) Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 991. 158, Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., 990. 159, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. (TIE) Mike Miller, Rio Rancho, N.M. (TIE) Oktay Altinbas, N. Miami Beach, Fla., 989. 162, Brian Voss, Atlanta (TIE) Jason Craigen, Mesa, Ariz. (TIE) Richard Westberg, Billings, Mont. (TIE) Jean Perez, Puerto Rico (TIE) Wayne Webb, Las Vegas (TIE) Deron Berwager, Kissimmee, Fla., 987. 168, Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas (TIE) Mark Peters, Orange Park, Fla. (TIE) Donald Kilgore, Huntsville, Ala. (TIE) Michael Baskett, Sweetwater, Texas (TIE) Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash. (TIE) Aaron Pawloski, Brentwood, Calif., 986. 174, Jeff Frankos, San Francisco, 985. 175, Lyle Barnard, Chandler, Ariz. (TIE) Brian Hayes, Lakewood, Colo. (TIE) Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash. (TIE) Pete Argo Jr., Peoria, Ill., 984. 179, Tony Buss, Watertown, Wis. (TIE) Derek Moreci, San Jose, Calif. (TIE) Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, N.Y. (TIE) Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif., 983. 183, Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan. (TIE) Jerry Burnette, Rochester, N.Y. (TIE) Nick Vogelgesang, Cincinnati, 982. 186, Duane Mellinger, Aurora, Colo., 981. 187, Bruce Leone Jr., Reseda, Calif., 979. 188, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md. (TIE) Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C. (TIE) James Propst, St. Charles, Mo., 978. 191, Lee White, Odessa, Texas (TIE) Randy Reynolds, El Jebel, Colo. (TIE) Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, Wash. (TIE) Robert Hall, Buford, Ga., 977. 195, Paul Stokes, Macomb Twp, Mich. (TIE) Mike Cooper, Eau Claire, Wis., 976. 197, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. (TIE) Jason Satterlee, Chandler, Ariz. (TIE) Eddie Kunkle, Daly City, Calif. (TIE) Randy Allen, Lakewood, Colo. (TIE) Steve Fergerson, Hardin, Mont. (TIE) Michael Jones, Mesa, Ariz. (TIE) Matt Burley, Bethlehem, Pa., 975. 204, Jim Moran, Henderson, Nev. (TIE) James Hood, Poulsbo, Wash. (TIE) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 974. 207, Abraham Lopez, National City, Calif. (TIE) Dave Arnold, Reno, Nev. (TIE) John "Kip" Roberts, Glenallen, Va. (TIE) Michael R. Moore, Greensboro, N.C. (TIE) Tray Batson, Beaumont, Texas, 973. 212, Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio (TIE) Michael Galen, Santa Cruz, N.M., 972. 214, Mike Danielson, Nuevo, Calif., 971. 215, Randy Russell, Grayson, Ga., 970. 216, James Garriott, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 969. 218, Eric Forkel, Northridge, Calif. (TIE) Scott Norton, Sandy, Utah, 968. 220, Chuck Tillman, White Hall, Md. (TIE) Wes Godwin, Monroe, N.C. (TIE) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TIE) Sean Kilburn, Keene, N.H., 967. 224, Travis Crittendon, Grand Rapids, Mich. (TIE) Jason Queen, Oreana, Ill., 966. 226, Don DuPree II, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (TIE) Thomas Patton Jr., Olathe, Kan., 963. 228, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif. (TIE) Shawn Evans, Satellite Beach, Fla. (TIE) Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 962. 231, Ed Santos Jr, San Jose, Calif. (TIE) Rodolfo Corona, National City, Calif. (TIE) Bob Scadden, Roy, Utah, 961. 234, Hurley Oliver, Fairfield, Maine (TIE) George Palumbo, Hendersonville, Nev. (TIE) Jerry Casebolt, Greeley, Colo. (TIE) Scott Brixey, E. Wenatche, Wash., 960. 238, Patrick Wiemiller, Clovis, Calif. (TIE) Pete Danyo Jr., Avenel, N.J., 959. 240, Steven Walker, Citrus Heights, Calif. (TIE) Gerald Miller, Casper, Wyo., 958. 242, Duane Joseph, Sun Valley, Nev. (TIE) Mike Stewart, Carson City, Nev., 957. 244, Dan Smith, North Syracuse, N.Y. (TIE) Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati (TIE) Mike Kubaki, Griffith, Ind. (TIE) Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 956. 248, Rudy Moreno, Reno, Nev., 955. 249, Michael Hansen, Bremerton, Wash. (TIE) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo. (TIE) Brian Irwin, Lakewood, Wash. (TIE) Andrew Bykowski, Darien, Conn. (TIE) Nick Melnikoff, Elk Grove, Calif., 954. 254, David Haynes, Las Vegas (TIE) Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif. (TIE) David Robinson Jr., Citrus Heights, Calif., 953. 257, Daron Hansen, Brooklyn Center, Minn. (TIE) Jason Duran, Greeley, Colo. (TIE) Bob Huckaby, Watsonville, Calif. (TIE) Robbie Morris, Stockton, Calif., 952. 261, Mark Seifert, Beavercreek, Ohio (TIE) Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill. (TIE) Chris Warren, University Place, Wash. (TIE) Greg Thomas, Libby, Mont. (TIE) David Supanich, Orland Park, Ill., 951. 266, Mike Moore, Elko, Nev. (TIE) Greg Richards, Tacoma, Wash. (TIE) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 950. 269, Lee Johnson, Bloomington, Ind. (TIE) Brian Blanchard, Skagway, Alaska, 949. 271, Brad Bohling, Loveland, Colo. (TIE) Thomas Carbone, Arvada, Colo. (TIE) Richard Heydon, McCordsville, Ind., 948. 274, Blaise Bedolla, Roseburg, Ore. (TIE) Jason Lewis, Sterling Heights, Mich., 947. 276, Kevin Barrett, S. San Francisco, Calif. (TIE) David Rutherford, Centerville, Ga. (TIE) Erick Atlee, Oklahoma City, Okla. (TIE) Erik Bates, Lynnwood, Wash., 945. 280, Wayne Stellick, Denver, 944. 281, Steve Fehr, Cincinnati (TIE) Jason Milburn, Billings, Mont. (TIE) Brad Larson, Blaine, Minn. (TIE) Eric Wacker, Sun Valley, Nev., 943. 285, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. (TIE) Gary Buicy, Auburn, Wash., 942. 287, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 941. 288, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. (TIE) Peter Hernandez, Miami (TIE) Jeff Gordon, Ventura, Calif. (TIE) Joel Wood, Ft. Lupton, Colo., 939. 292, Keith Poppiti, Wilmington, Del., 938. 293, Rick Schafer, Aurora, Colo. (TIE) Steve Bohn, Norwood, Minn. (TIE) Dave Houck, Castro Valley, Calif. (TIE) Darren Reed, Willows, Calif., 937. 297, Dirk Gibson, Little Rock, Ark. (TIE) Rich Cutler, Stockton, Calif. (TIE) Chad W. Steffy, Reading, Pa., 936. 300, Al Kiemele, Vancouver, Wash. (TIE) Joseph Yockman, Kapolei, Hawaii (TIE) Billy Langford, Lone Grove, Okla., 935. 303, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 934. 304, Steven Westberg, Billings, Mont., 933. 305, Russell Stratton, St. Petersburg, Fla. (TIE) Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 931. 307, Stephen Dale Jr., Quincy, Mass. (TIE) Larry Smart, San Jose, Calif., 930. 309, Jim Slagle Jr, Columbus, Ohio (TIE) Eric Hill, N. Las Vegas, Nev., 928. 311, Mike Lewellen, Scottsbluff, Neb., 927. 312, Shawn Copeland, Milwaukie, Ore. (TIE) Arthur Fink, Jr., Altoona, Pa. (TIE) Robert Rowe III, Edgewater, Md., 925. 315, George Haley Jr., Cleveland, Texas (TIE) Terry Johnson, Sherwood, Ore. (TIE) Joe Salvemini, Covina, Calif. (TIE) Chris Fletcher, Carson City, Nev. (TIE) Jason Poindexter, Toldeo, Ohio, 924. 320, Mike Reasoner, Hazlet, N.J. (TIE) Lance Satcher, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif. (TIE) Victor Meyerhoff, San Francisco, Calif., 923. 324, Ronald Krys, Sparks, Nev. (TIE) Edwin Ilano, Duluth, Ga. (TIE) Bill Chrisman, Ogden, Utah (TIE) Arnold Meister, Le Mars, Iowa, 922. 328, M.J. Eaton, Wyoming, Mich. (TIE) Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind. (TIE) Arnaldo Concepcion, Daly City, Calif., 921. 331, Peter Sund, Greenfield, Mass. (TIE) Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio (TIE) John Gant, Elkhorn, Neb., 920. 334, Paul Nicholas, Romeoville, Ill. (TIE) Frank Verni, Brewerton, N.Y., 919. 336, Henry Moralez, Denver, Colo. (TIE) Robert Reed, Weed, Calif., 917. 338, Gonzalo Gonzalez, Venenzuela, 916. 339, John Arnell, Auburn, Wash. (TIE) Ira Booker, Owings Mills, Md. (TIE) Brandon Golden, Glen Dora, Calif., 915. 342, Joel Leider, Andover, Md. (TIE) Bob Dail, Hamilton, N.J. (TIE) Lou Riley, Weston, Fla., 914. 345, Bill Machin, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (TIE) Frank Rose Jr., New Orleans (TIE) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore. (TIE) Ramon Torres, Pico Rivera, Calif., 913. 349, Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla. (TIE) Chuck Surina, Chicago, 912. 351, Bradley Nickles, Manchester, N.H. (TIE) Todd Davis, Carson City, Nev., 911. 353, Javier Pardi, Venezuela (TIE) R.D. Miller Jr., Westville, Ill., 910. 355, Bryan Sharp, Sacramento, Calif. (TIE) Jim Pratt, Glendale, Ariz. (TIE) Darrel Hardy, Chesapeak, Ohio (TIE) Pat Nolan, Richmond, Va., 909. 359, Bret Kostick, Centralia, Wash. (TIE) Tom Lightcap, Fallon, Nev. (TIE) Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 908. 362, Terry Huston, Alliance, Neb., 907. 363, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco (TIE) Blaine Weninger, Abilene, Texas (TIE) Chris Watson, Rural Hill, N.C., 906. 366, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 905. 367, Tim Farrell, Jacksonville, Fla. (TIE) David Ferguson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TIE) Chris Porcello, Silver Springs, Nev. (TIE) Jeffrey Tyson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 904. 371, Johnny Ho, Canada, 902. 372, Derren Edenstrom, Concord, Calif. (TIE) Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., 901. 374, Ken Varland, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Sean Owens, Kingsburg, Calif. (TIE) Jack Joseph, Buffalo, N.Y., 899. 377, John Fennell, Dublin, Ga. (TIE) John Vershum, Fallon, Nev. (TIE) Ron Stacy, Tonawanda, N.Y. (TIE) Joe Moorehead, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 898. 381, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md. (TIE) Leon Brown, New Carlisle, Ohio (TIE) Tony Yarbrough, Strafford, Mo. (TIE) Alan Rushton, Largo, Fla. (TIE) Dave Guindon, Buffalo, N.Y., 897. 386, David Eisenberg, Kendall Park, N.J. (TIE) Allen Blansette, Vallejo, Calif., 896. 388, Daniel Andrews, Hilton, N.Y. (TIE) John Short, Mills, Wyo. (TIE) Jason Peters, San Bernadina, Calif. (TIE) Jimmy Williams, Cape Coral, Fla., 895. 392, D.J. Momme, San Francisco (TIE) Daniel Landa, Reno, Nev., 894. 394, Jeffrey Massey, Simi Valley, Calif., 893. 395, Shawn Roberts, Lincoln, Calif., 891. 396, Brendan Komenda, Buffalo, N.Y. (TIE) Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill. (TIE) Mike O'Brien, Staten Island, N.Y. (TIE) Brandon Balsis, Tinley Park, Ill., 890. 400, E.J. Edwards, Scottsdale, Ariz. (TIE) Dennis Glesmann, Ft. Collins, Colo., 888. 402, Steven Ting, San Bruno, Calif. (TIE) Jim Sween, Eldora, Iowa, 886. 404, John Garczynski Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla. (TIE) Brent Gibb, Elk Grove, Calif. (TIE) Michael Belair, Huntington Beach, Calif. (TIE) Jeff Banks, Brooklyn Center, Minn., 885. 408, Thomas Castillo, San Francisco (TIE) Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, 884. 410, Edward Ciofani, North Fort Myers, Fla. (TIE) Todd Hadden, Gipsy, Pa., 882. 412, Terrance Bardo, San Rafael, Calif. (TIE) Michael Caouette, Winchendon, Mass. (TIE) Derek Bullock, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Joseph Lee, Bowling Green, Ky., 879. 416, Randy Battistus, Kearny, N.J., 878. 417, Enrique Rodriguez, National City, Calif. (TIE) Jason Hoffman, Vancouver, Wash. (TIE) Mark Millsap, Lake Station, Ind., 876. 420, Scott Coble, Rogersville, Tenn. (TIE) Mark Ruediger, Streesboro, Ohio, 875. 422, Robert Cook, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Phil Cardinale, San Antonio (TIE) Sean Hamilton, Sandin Park, N.M. (TIE) Dave Koop, Reno, Nev. (TIE) Dave Thiessen, Gresham, Ore, 874. 427, Mike Lim, Eldorado Hills, Calif., 873. 428, Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 871. 429, Michael Reichstein, Agoura Hills, Calif. (TIE) Michael Abbey, Jackson, Mich. (TIE) Elliott Morris, Sun Valley, Nev., 870. 432, Bill Byrd, Jackson, Miss. (TIE) Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y. (TIE) Martin Winters, Chattanooga, Tenn. (TIE) Brian Borowski, Pueblo, Colo. (TIE) Gregory Goetz, Washington, DC, 869. 437, Lee Byrd, Tucson, Ariz. (TIE) Richard Custer, Oakdale, Calif. (TIE) Allen Krieger, Albany, Ore. (TIE) Sean Webb, Reno, Nev., 868. 441, Martin Waldowski, Woodhaven, Mich., 867. 442, Mike Wells, Sparks, Nev. (TIE) Keith Hedlund, Seminole, Fla. (TIE) Michael Marks, Elmira, N.Y. (TIE) Michael Sewell, Union City, Calif. (TIE) Joseph Letherman, Green River, Wyo., 866. 447, William Partney, Olathe, Kan. (TIE) Rick Soto, Newbury Park, Calif. (TIE) Ray Forbes, Casper, Wyo. (TIE) Jeff Palmer, Garnerville, Nev. (TIE) Doug Tennyson, Rapid City, S.D. (TIE) Jody Janish, Chippewa Falls, Wis., 865. 453, Richard Gamble, San Carlos, Calif., 864. 454, Greg Caldwell, Lockeford, Calif., 862. 455, Sean Daniels, Portland, Ore. (TIE) Mark Gladstone, Tucson, Ariz. (TIE) Thomas Sheetz, Halifax, Pa., 860. 458, Sean Riccardi, Piscataway, N.J. (TIE) Jerome Maule, Chaska, Minn. (TIE) Michael Park, Antioch, Calif. (TIE) Mark Van Wyk, Oskaloosa, Iowa (TIE) Clint Young, Linden, Tenn., 859. 463, Doug Robinson, Anchorage, Alaska, 858. 464, Gary Hancock Jr., Harrison, Tenn., 857. 465, Thomas Yeip, Roseville, Calif., 855. 466, Joesph Dyer, Florence, Ore., 854. 467, Jason Tehee, Kingsburg, Calif. (TIE) Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio, 853. 469, Brian Haines, Brea, Calif., 852. 470, James D. Robinson, Garland, Texas, 851. 471, Keith Ubert, Hayes, Kan. (TIE) Monte Steenson, Lincoln, Neb., 848. 473, Roy Jordan, Roanoke, Va. (TIE) Bryson Rogers, West Valley, Utah (TIE) Larry French, Stockton, Calif., 847. 476, Doug Followell, Columbus, Ohio (TIE) Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 846. 478, Jeffrey Schlehuber, Loveland, Colo. (TIE) Brian Kreitzer, San Jose, Calif., 845. 480, Carl Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., 844. 481, Kevin Tabron, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TIE) William Peat, Lockford, Calif., 843. 483, Frank Guccione, Highlandsranch, Colo. (TIE) Darryl Smith, Las Vegas, 841. 485, Michael Bertalan, Sheridan, Wyo. (TIE) Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 840. 487, Keith Barlow, Oakland, Calif., 839. 488, Timothy Sawyer, Merrimack, N.H., 838. 489, Rasik Desai, Sunnyvale, Calif., 837. 490, Robert Young, Huntsville, Texas, 836. 491, Jason Crooks, Yuba City, Calif., 835. 492, Jason Latimer, Sidney, Ohio, 834. 493, Tim Draper, Athens, Ga., 833. 494, Salvador Rodriguez, Watsonville, Calif., 831. 495, Mike Mathes, Macon, Ga. (TIE) Russell Dwyer, Granada Hills, Calif. (TIE) Daniel Giles, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 829. 498, Todd Gebhart, Shelby Twp, Mich. (TIE) Roger Koplin, Citrus Heights, Calif. (TIE) Eric Kristoferson, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., 827. 501, Scott Smith, N. Aurora, Ill. (TIE) Jack Knight, Jacksonville, Ark. (TIE) Joe Gonsalves, Fremont, Calif. (TIE) Bobby Swain III, Carson City, Nev., 825. 505, John P. Doleva, Greenfield, Mass. (TIE) Erick Johnson, Sacramento, Calif., 823. 507, Kenneth Konopacki, Bellcamp, Md., 821. 508, Timothy Costello, Denville, N.J., 820. 509, Walter Roy, Redding, Calif. (TIE) Patrick Harris, Antelope, Calif., 819. 511, Eric Kempel, Bismarck, N.D., (TIE) Robert Wells, Avondale, Ariz., 818. 513, Eric Henning, Layton, Utah, 817. 514, Bel Damian Jr., Fremont, Calif., 815. 515, Sean Griffith, Byhalia, Miss., 814. 516, Jan Brown II, Somerset, N.J., 813. 517, Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla., 809. 518, Anthony Liene, Las Vegas, 805. 519, Peter Koci, San Jose, Calif., 804. 520, Barry Waldschmidt, Jacksonville, Fla., 802. 521, Robert Robinson, Pahoa, Hawaii, 801. 522, John Reed, Pablo, Colo., 798. 523, Rick Kokal, Vallejo, Calif., 792. 524, Paul Thomas, Fresno, Calif., 789. 525, Anders Ogren, Arvada, Colo., 785. 526, Kenneth Bennett, Port St. Lucie, Fla. (TIE) Joe Costanzo, Plainview, N.Y., 784. 528, Adam Clouse, San Jose, Calif., 777. 529, Red Powell, Herriman, Utah, 768. 530, Justin Tucker, Martinsville, Mont., 756. 531, Andy Bardo, Truckee, Calif., 745. 532, Ken Hurley, Aurora, Ill., 743. 533, Michael Polk, Sparks, Nev., 721. 534, John Billings, Fond du Lac, Wis., 702. 535, Charles Rohmer, Ft. Worth, Texas, 689. 536, Steve Overton, Yuba City, Calif., 645. 537, Larry Vigil, Amarillo, Texas, 627. 300 Games (Round One): None
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Who's The Master?

by PBA Editor January 14, 2003 19:00
GET SPECIAL COVERAGE This week, RealOne PBA StrikePass users will get behind-the-scenes coverage of the ABC Masters at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. Player interviews, some match play footage and candid views of the players off the lanes will be available throughout the weekend. The ESPN telecast can also be reviewed next week. A schedule of StrikePass coverage for the Masters will be posted on PBA.com. The live broadcast will resume next week in Las Vegas, when competition returns to the regular tournament format. Due to the alternate format of this event, scoring will be posted at the completion of each round.
When the 53rd annual American Bowling Congress Masters is conducted Jan. 15-19 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., former Reno resident Brett Wolfe will be ready to defend his title against the nation’s top professional and amateur bowlers. Wolfe defeated Dennis Horan of Temecula, Calif., 269-172, in the ESPN-televised championship match last January at the National Bowling Stadium to win his first major title and the $100,000 first prize. The 25-year-old Wolfe, bowling in his first Masters, became the sixth non-pro in history to win the event. Other non-pros to win the Masters were Brian Boghosian, 1999; Steve Fehr, 1994; Jason Queen, 1997; Ken Johnson, 1992, and Rick Steelsmith, 1987. "I had never bowled the Masters before," said the former Arizona State University All-American. "About 10 days before it started I was still thinking about it. Can I hang with the pros for a week? I decided what the heck, I always bowl well at the Bowling Stadium and you just never know." As one of the PBA’s “major” events, ABC will guarantee the $350,000 Masters prize fund. In addition to the $100,000 first prize and $50,000 to the runner-up, the top 100 will earn at least $1,000 each. The other PBA major titles are the U.S. Open, Tournament of Champions and PBA World Championship. A stellar lineup of PBA's finest players are also schedule to compete including three-time Masters champion, Mike Aulby, 2001 Masters champion Parker Bohn III, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pete Weber, Chris Barnes, Danny Wiseman, 1993 Masters winner Norm Duke, 2002 Tournament of Champions winner Jason Couch, and many more. The Masters features a unique combination of traditional qualifying and three-game, double-elimination match play to determine its champion. After all players bowl 10 games, the top 25 percent bowl an additional five games to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Wolfe in the match play finals. Admission is free for all sessions including the ESPN-televised finals, which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) on Jan. 19 at the National Bowling Stadium. Established in 1951, the ABC Masters is bowling’s premier match play event. ABC members who average 190 or higher are eligible to enter. MASTERS RICH IN TRADITION The American Bowling Congress Masters started out as an invitational event to honor a few stars and outstanding state and local association bowlers. Today, it has grown to become one of professional bowling’s premier events. It began as a clinic and double elimination tournament at the 1951 ABC Tournament in St. Paul, Minn. with a field of 32 players. Eight of the nation’s top stars were invited and matched against eight of the best bowlers from St. Paul, eight from Minneapolis and eight others form other cities in Minnesota. Lee Jouglard of Detroit won the 1951 “Eliminations,” defeating Joe Wilman of Chicago before a crowd of 2,600. Jouglard earned $620 and Wilman $540. The eight national stars also conducted clinics prior to the tournament. The following year, the name was changed to the Masters Invitational Elimination Tournament and a new format was developed. The field was opened to 160 qualifying spots made up of entrants from the ABC Tournament host state. These entrants bowled two four-game blocks on the ABC Tournament lanes with 32 advancing to the finals. The previous year’s Masters champ and runner-up and the All-Star champion and runner-up were seeded into the finals with the 28 other spots in the finals filled by state-provincial all-events champions and by ABC Tournament 10-year average leaders. In 1953, the 160 qualifying spots were increased to 240, but rather than being available to bowlers from the ABC host state, entries were open to all ABC members with 32 advancing to the finals. The remaining 32 spots in the finals were reserved for seeded stars coming from state all events champions, ABC Tournament 10-year average leaders and former Masters champions. Subsequent changes expanded the field to 480 bowlers bowling 10 games of qualifying after which the field is cut to the top one-fourth of the field. These bowlers then bowl five additional games of qualifying to determine the top 63 qualifiers (which join the defending champion) in the double elimination finals. The top five bowlers after match play qualify for the televised stepladder finals. The ABC Masters was first televised in 1980 by ESPN and in 1981 by CBS. Television helped bring the Masters into the arena of big money tournaments as it offered prize funds of over $100,000. Now a “major” on the PBA Tour, the Masters will feature a $350,000 prize fund in 2003 with $100,000 going to the winner. Most recently ABC has partnered with PBA to telecast the Masters since 1998. The ABC Masters returned to CBS in 1998 and 1999 and has been televised by ESPN since 2000. 2003 will mark the third consecutive year that the Masters has been conducted at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. MASTERS CHAMPIONS YEAR, WINNER, W-L, AVG. 2002, Brett Wolfe, 7-0, 229.94 2001, Parker Bohn III, 9-1, 226.30 2000, Mika Koivuniemi, 8-1, 227.30 1999, Brian Boghosian, 8-1, 214.80 1998, Mike Aulby, 7-0, 234.94 1997, Jason Queen, 9-1, 225.50 1996, Ernie Schlegel, 7-0, 221.20 1995, Mike Aulby, 8-1, 230.07 1994, Steve Fehr, 9-1, 213.09 1993, Norm Duke, 7-0, 245.68 1992, Ken Johnson, 8-1, 221.83 1991, Doug Kent, 5-1, 226.80 1990, Chris Warren, 6-0, 231.61 1989, Mike Aulby, 6-0, 218.84 1988, Del Ballard Jr., 7-0, 219.12 1987, Rick Steelsmith, 7-1, 210.69 1986, Mark Fahy, 7-0, 206.48 1985, Steve Wunderlich, 7-0, 210.40 1984, Earl Anthony, 7-0, 212.52 1983, Mike Lastowski, 7-1, 212.65 1982, Joe Berardi, 7-0, 207.12 1981, Randy Lightfoot, 7-1, 218.34 1980, Neil Burton, 7-1, 206.69 1979, Doug Myers, 7-1, 202.90 1978, Frank Ellenburg, 8-1, 200.61 1977, Earl Anthony, 7-0, 218.21 1976, Nelson Burton Jr., 7-0, 220.79 1975, Ed Ressler Jr., 9-1, 213.57 1974, Paul Colwell, 7-0, 234.17 1973, Dave Soutar, 7-0, 218.61 1972, Bill Beach, 8-1, 220.75 1971, Jim Godman, 9-1, 229.20 1970, Don Glover, 9-1, 215.25 1969, Jim Chestney, 10-1, 223.05 1968, Pete Tountas, 9-1, 220.28 1967, Lou Scalia, 7-0, 216.32 1966, Bob Strampe, 7-0, 219.29 1965, Billy Welu, 9-1, 202.30 1964, Billy Welu, 7-0, 227.00 1963, Harry Smith, 7-0, 219.12 1962, Billy Golembiewski, 7-0, 223.43 1961, Don Carter, 8-1, 211.50 1960, Billy Golembiewski, 7-0, 206.46 1959, Ray Bluth, 7-0, 214.93 1958, Tom Hennessey, 7-0, 209.54 1957, Dick Hoover, 9-1, 216.98 1956, Dick Hoover, 7-1, 209.28 1955, Buzz Fazio, 7-0, 204.46 1954, Eugene Elkins, 7-0, 205.68 1953, Rudy Habetler, 10-1, 200.30 1952, Willard Taylor, 8-1, 200.89 1951, Lee Jouglard, 6-1, 201.29
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Spare Shots

by PBA Editor January 13, 2003 19:00
CLOSE CALLS III Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s six-pin victory over Lonnie Waliczek Sunday was the third closest finish in a title match this season. After Williams struck out to finish with a 211, Waliczek needed to mark in his final frame to capture the title. However, Waliczek left a 1-2-4-6-10 spare, and couldn’t convert it. The closest finish this season also involved a nasty split in the PBA Toledo Open. Chris Johnson needed to mark in the 10th frame to close out Steve Jaros, but left a 2-4-10 split which he couldn’t convert. Jaros struck to start his 10th frame then knocked down seven pins en route to the 224-222 victory. In the PBA Greater Kansas City Classic, Norm Duke defeated Mika Koivuniemi, 197-194, in the final game, with Duke marking in the 10th frame to help secure the victory. OH, SO CLOSE With his $10,000 winnings last week in the PBA Earl Anthony Classic, Steve Jaros is now one of three players within $10,000 of the $1 million mark. With a televised semi-finals appearance in the championship round this week, Dave D’Entremont (currently at $991,739), Doug Kent ($990,793) or Jaros ($990,089) can become the 27th millionaire on the PBA Tour. Ryan Shafer sits at $980,976 in career earnings, and by reaching the final match this week, he too can surpass the $1 million mark. DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that Walter Ray Williams Jr. has won 123 games in televised final rounds? Overall, Williams is 123-103 (.544) in his 140 televised finals appearances. Williams owns a 227.43 average on TV while his opponents average 220.63. BRYAN GOEBEL RETURNS TO SITE OF HIS LAST WIN Bryan Goebel, currently 67th in the PBA World Point Rankings with 33,790 points, returns to Lava Lanes in Medford, Ore., the site of his last win in last season’s PBA Medford Open. In his semi-final match last season, Goebel defeated David Traber, 212-209, before defeating Danny Wiseman in the final match, 257-212. ROOKIES ROLLING ALONG Chirs Johnson leads all PBA Tour rookies with 75,650 points, good for 17th place in the World Point Rankings. Fellow rookies Ronnie Russell and Tim Mack are also in the top-50 of the point rankings in 40th and 42nd place, respectively. Here’s a look at the top-5 PBA Tour rookies this season: Name /Points /Rank /Average /PBA Earnings Chris Johnson /75,650 /17th /214.02 /$39,750 Ronnie Russell /49,890 /40th /216.18 /$12,750 Tim Mack /49,245 /42nd /219.54 /$13,100 Nathan Bohr /37,970 /56th /211.42 /$9,000 Thomas Smallwood /33,345 /70th /213.20 /$8,500 WEEKLY TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE Updated PBA Team Championship rankings are available on the PBA’s official website, PBA.com. Besides overall rankings, you can check out how each team fared in ever tournament this season. The Miller Lite team still holds first place while Cambridge Credit Counseling is second, with Geico just behind them Here’s a look at the top 5: Team /Players /Points 1. Miller Lite /Mike Machuga, Patrick Allen, Tommy Delutz Jr. /239,775 2. Cambridge Credit /Doug Kent, Lonnie Waliczek, Randy Pedersen /194,240 3. Geico /Tom Baker, Steve Jaros, Mika Koivuniemi /193,380 4. Storm /Brian Himmler, Hugh Miller, Pete Weber /185,745 5. Odor-Eaters /Walter Ray Williams Jr., Tommy Jones, Rudy Kasimakis /178,745 2003 PBA TOUR STATISTICAL LEADERS AS OF 1/12/04 Point Leaders Rank /Name /Hometown /Points 1. /Patrick Allen /Tarrytown, N.Y. /111,780 2. /Mika Koivuniemi /Finland /107,350 3. /Pete Weber /St. Ann, Mo. /106,415 4. /Brad Angelo /Lockport, N.Y. /105,285 5. /Tommy Jones /Greenville, S.C. /101,110 6. /Doug Kent /Newark, N.Y. /96,200 7. /Tommy Delutz Jr. /Flushing, N.Y. /95,380 8. /Rick Steelsmith /Wichita, Kan. /91,690 9. /Jason Couch /Clermont, Fla. /90,870 10. /Amleto Monacelli /Venezuela /89,900 Money Leaders Rank /Name /Hometown /Money 1. /Patrick Healey Jr. /Mexico /$162,000 2. /Mika Koivuniemi /Finland /$102,550 3. /Chris Barnes /Dallas /$88,050 4. /Patrick Allen /Tarrytown, N.Y. /$88,000 5. /Ryan Shafer /Elmira, N.Y. /$72,750 6. /Norm Duke /Clermont, Fla. /$70,400 7. /Steve Jaros /Bolingbrook, Ill. /$67,600 8. /Jason Couch /Clermont, Fla. /$64,517 9. /Robert Smith /Thousand Oaks, Calif. /$61,250 10. /Walter Ray Williams Jr. /Ocala, Fla. /$59,500 Average Leaders Rank /Name /Hometown /Average 1. /Patrick Allen /Tarrytown, N.Y. /224.19 2. /Tommy Jones /Greenville, S.C. /222.70 3. /Mika Koivuniemi /Finland /222.49 4. /Ryan Shafer /Elmira, N.Y. /222.20 5. /Jason Couch /Clermont, Fla. /222.14 6. /Tommy Delutz Jr. /Flushing, N.Y. /221.60 7. /Walter Ray Williams Jr. /Ocala, Fla. /221.15 8. /Mike Scroggins /Amarillo, Texas /221.14 9. /Chris Barnes /Dallas /221.11 10. /Michael Haugen Jr. /Victorville, Calif. /220.84 2003 PBA TOUR MATCH PLAY LEADERS AS OF 1/12/04 (minimum four match play appearances) Strike Percentage Rank /Name /Strikes /Frames /Pct. 1. /Parker Bohn III /372 /566 /65.72 2. /Mika Koivuniemi /681 /1056 /64.49 3. /Patrick Healey Jr. /659 /1036 /63.61 4. /Chris Barnes /438 /689 /63.57 5. /Brian Himmler /408 /643 /63.45 6. /Patrick Allen /705 /1113 /63.34 7. /Walter Ray Williams Jr. /413 /653 /63.25 8. /Mike Scroggins /548 /868 /63.13 9. /Jason Couch /492 /783 /62.84 10. /Ryan Shafer /451 /732 /61.61 Spare Percentage (not including splits) Rank /Name /Spares /Att. /Pct. 1. /Walter Ray Williams Jr. /191 /199 /95.98 2. /Chris Barnes /193 /202 /95.55 3. /Norm Duke /218 /230 /94.78 4. /Mika Koivuniemi /271 /286 /94.76 5. /Patrick Allen /298 /315 /94.60 6. /Ryan Shafer /207 /219 /94.52 7. /Tommy Delutz Jr. /275 /291 /94.50 8. /Tim Criss /120 /127 /94.49 9. /Rick Steelsmith /248 /263 /94.30 10. /Jason Couch /208 /221 /94.12 Match Play Win Pct. Rank /Name /Wins /Losses /Pct. 1. /Patrick Healey Jr. /16 /4 /.800 2. /Brian Himmler /10 /3 /.769 3. /Chris Barnes /12 /4 /.750 4. /Steve Jaros /12 /4 /.750 5. /Mika Koivuniemi /17 /6 /.739 6. /Norm Duke /11 /4 /.733 7. /Ryan Shafer /11 /4 /.733 8. /Mike Scroggins /12 /5 /.706 9. /Lonnie Waliczek /12 /5 /.706 10. /Pete Weber /14 /8 /.636 (tie) Danny Wiseman /7 /4 /.636 (tie) Parker Bohn III /7 /4 /.636 /03
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