Eight Players Advance In Sands Regency Regional Players Invitational

by PBA Editor December 4, 2002 19:00
Round of 16 (Best-of-five. Losers eliminated, earn $1,000.) #1 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., def. #16 Michael Painter, Spartanburg, S.C., 3-1 (195-183, 243-170, 143-205, 192-170). #15 Matt Ballard, Phoenix, Ariz., def. #2 Chris Marshall, Mason, Mich., 3-2 (218-176, 168-227, 217-188, 193-258, 205-200). #14 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, def. #3 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3-2 (206-204, 179-168, 165-224, 213-238, 244-203). #4 Pete Dohan Jr., Tampa, Fla., def. #13 Ben Laughlin, 3-0 (197-184, 202-193, 219-212). #12 Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas, def. #5 Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, Wash., 3-0 (202-201, 199-192, 187-175). #11 Richard Church, Lakeland, Fla., def. #6 Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3-2 (176-211, 267-176, 201-258, 226-205, 248-202). #10 Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., def. #7 James Wallace, North Babylon, N.Y., 3-0 (192-178, 243-232, 258-189). #8 Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., def. #9 Mark Scroggins, 3-0 (203-190, 232-184, 202-201).
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Chris Warren Wins Sands Regency Regional Players Invitational

by PBA Editor December 4, 2002 19:00
Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., beat four opponents Thursday to capture the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Regional Players Invitational at the National Bowling Stadium. In the title match Warren defeated Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., three games to one in the best-of-five series to earn the $6,000 top prize and a berth into the 2003 PBA Tournament of Champions. Murtishaw took home $3,500 for second. Warren dominated the opening game with a 226-189 win. In game two it was Murtishaw prevailing, 193-201. Warren then struck on 14 of his next 20 balls to secure a 239-201 win in game three and a 235-207 win in game four. Warren is a five-time champion on the PBA Tour and has 16 regional titles. The win puts Warren back into the prestigious PBA Tour Tournament of Champions. Warren’s last appearance in the event came in 1994. “I’m glad to be back,” said Warren. “I really didn’t think much about the Tournament of Champions because I really didn’t think I was going to win. I took some time off the last few years and I just recently began bowling competitively again. I’m trying to not put too much pressure on myself. I don’t go into a tournament now expecting to win. If I don’t win then I’m not too disappointed. If I win then that’s a bonus.” The RPI brings the top bowlers from the PBA’s seven regions together to compete for a berth in the prestigious PBA Tour Tournament of Champions. In that event, the winner will compete against titlists from the PBA Tour for one of pro bowling’s most coveted and prestigious prizes. Title match (Best-of-five.) #1 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., def. #10 Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 3-1 (226-189, 170-193, 239-201, 235-207.) Round of 4 (Best-of-five. Losers eliminated, earn $3,000.) #1 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., def. #12 Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas, 3-0 (192-131, 170-154, 198-190.) #10 Jim Murtishaw def. #11 Richard Church, Lakeland, Fla., 3-2 (189-192, 200-171, 186-194, 180-168, 217-158.) Round of 8 (Best-of-five. Losers eliminated, earn $1,500.) #1 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., def. #8 Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3-2 (184-189, 188-280, 228-225, 212-170, 235-171). #12 Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas def. #4 Pete Dohan, Tampa, Fla., 3-2 (220-183, 196-193, 210-224, 193-234, 215-192.) #11 Richard Church, Lakeland, Fla., def. #14 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, 3-2 (214-210, 167-214, 165-222, 222-221, 202-181). #10 Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., def. #15 Matt Ballard, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-2 (173-215, 213-191, 194-206, 236-168, 222-207.) Round of 16 (Best-of-five. Losers eliminated, earn $1,000.) #1 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., def. #16 Michael Painter, Spartanburg, S.C., 3-1 (195-183, 243-170, 143-205, 192-170). #15 Matt Ballard, Phoenix, Ariz., def. #2 Chris Marshall, Mason, Mich., 3-2 (218-176, 168-227, 217-188, 193-258, 205-200). #14 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, def. #3 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3-2 (206-204, 179-168, 165-224, 213-238, 244-203). #4 Pete Dohan Jr., Tampa, Fla., def. #13 Ben Laughlin, 3-0 (197-184, 202-193, 219-212). #12 Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas, def. #5 Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, Wash., 3-0 (202-201, 199-192, 187-175). #11 Richard Church, Lakeland, Fla., def. #6 Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3-2 (176-211, 267-176, 201-258, 226-205, 248-202). #10 Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., def. #7 James Wallace, North Babylon, N.Y., 3-0 (192-178, 243-232, 258-189). #8 Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., def. #9 Mark Scroggins, 3-0 (203-190, 232-184, 202-201).
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Warren And Murtishaw Advance In Sands Regency Regional Players Invitational

by PBA Editor December 4, 2002 19:00
Round of 4 (Best-of-five. Losers eliminated, earn $3,000.) #1 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash., def. #12 Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas, 3-0 (192-131, 170-154, 198-190.) #10 Jim Murtishaw def. #11 Richard Church, Lakeland, Fla., 3-2 (189-192, 200-171, 186-194, 180-168, 217-158.)
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Duke on Top of T of C List

by PBA Editor December 4, 2002 19:00
With his win at Syosset, Norm Duke reclaimed a spot in the most prestigious event on the PBA Tour, the Tournament of Champions. Duke was knocked out the week before when Randy Pedersen won on Nov. 24th. With Duke’s win, he eliminated Steve Hoskins from the Tournament’s entry list. Mike Aulby is now the man on the bubble. He has one week to survive and maintain his place on the list. He will remain in the tournament as long as one of the following PBA Tour entrants repeats as champion. PBA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Entry List (as of December 3, 2002) PBA Tour Entrants No. Name Tournament 1 Norm Duke PBA Cambridge Credit Classic (12/01/02) 2 Randy Pedersen PBA Pepsi Open (11/24/02) 3 Eugene McCune PBA Banquet Classic (11/17/02) 4 Walter Ray Williams Jr. PBA Greater Detroit Open (11/10/02) 5 Danny Wiseman PBA Miller High Life Open (11/3/02) 6 Brian Voss PBA Memphis Open (10/27/02) 7 Patrick Healey Jr. PBA Greater Kansas City Classic (10/20/02) 8 Dave D’Entremont PBA Wichita Open (10/13/02) 9 Robert Smith 2002 Japan Cup (9/8/02) 10 Hugh Miller Kanto Dream Bowl (9/2/02) 11 Parker Bohn, III Battle at Little Creek (3/17/02) 12 Doug Kent PBA World Championship (3/3/02) 13 Steve Wilson PBA Flagship Open (2/24/02) 14 Pete Weber PBA Columbia 300 Tar Heel Open (2/9/02) 15 Ritchie Allen PBA Dallas Open (2/3/02) 16 Ricky Ward PBA Medford Open (1/13/02) 17 Mika Koivuniemi U.S. Open (12/9/01) 18 Tommy Delutz, Jr. PBA Long Island Open (11/18/01) 19 Patrick Allen PBA Greater Detroit Open (10/23/01) 20 Dave Arnold PBA Miller High Life Open (10/9/01) 21 Chris Barnes PBA Greater Nashville Open (10/2/01) 22 Kurt Pilon PBA Peoria Open (9/25/01) 23 Bob Learn, Jr. 2001 Japan Cup (9/9/01) 24 Jason Couch The Villages PBA Open (2/24/01) 25 Ryan Shafer PBA Las Vegas Open (1/25/01) 26 Mike Aulby PBA Silicon Valley Open (1/21/01) PBA Senior Tour Entrants No. Name Tournament 27 Mark Roth Senior World Championship (6/7/02) 28 Dale Eagle Senior National Championship (10/18/01) 29 Bob Glass Senior National Championship (10/13/00) PBA Regional Tour Entrants No. Name Tournament 30 Wes Malott PBA Regional Players Championship (6/13/02) 31 Mike Nape NRPC Champion (12/6/01) 32 Bob Davidson NRPC Champion (12/7/00)
PBA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS at Mohegan Sun Prize Fund PLACE MONEY 1 $100,000 2 30,000 3 10,000 4 10,000 5 6,000 6 6,000 7 6,000 8 6,000 9 3,000 10 3,000 11 3,000 12 3,000 13 3,000 14 3,000 15 3,000 16 3,000 17 2,000 18 2,000 19 2,000 20 2,000 21 2,000 22 2,000 23 2,000 24 2,000 25 2,000 26 2,000 27 2,000 28 2,000 29 2,000 30 2,000 31 2,000 32 2,000 $230,000
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Reyes Rises to the Top

by PBA Editor December 4, 2002 19:00
Tony Reyes capitalized on his good shot-making and a general good feeling to lead the first round of qualifying Thursday in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Empire State Open at Bowlers Club. Reyes, Cupertino, Calif., averaged 242.00 and knocked down 2,178 pins to lead the nine-game qualifying round. His highest score came in the eighth game when he rolled a 279. His other scores were 223, 224, 268, 211, 269, 236, 242 and 226. “I just had a good feeling going into this week,” Reyes said. “I capitalized on the shots and took advantage when I could. This wood surface is like what I grew up on and I feel comfortable.” The 29-year-old’s highest finish in a PBA tournament was second in his rookie year in 1999 at Lakewood, Calif. Last season he made four television appearances, with high finishes of third in Dallas and Long Island. This season, he has finished in the Round of 32 three times and cashed in two additional tournaments. With his high qualifying finishes, he hasn’t been able to get past the first round of match play. “I have been right there a couple of weeks but drew some guys that were doing really well and got knocked out the first round,” Reyes said. “But tomorrow it’s just about repeating and making good shots in the Round of 64 and then I’ll worry about match play.” Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., finished in second place with a 239.11 average. Wes Godwin, Monroe, N.C., who led after the morning squad, averaged 237.78 and holds third place. In fourth is Kip Roberts, Glenallen, Va., after averaging 232.56. Rounding out the top five is Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., who averaged 232.33 and finished in fifth place. Brothers Lonnie and Brian Waliczek finished the day in back-to-back positions. Older brother Lonnie finished in 18th place (224.11) and Brian finished in 19th place (224.00). M.J. Eaton rolled the only perfect game of the day and finished in 63rd place after averaging 212.67 and knocking down 1,914 pins. The top 64 will return Friday at 10 a.m. for the second, nine-game qualifying round. The top 32 return Friday evening for single-elimination, best-of-seven games matches. Head-to-head competition will continue Saturday with best-of-five as the field is cut from 16, to eight, to four plus a wild card for the finals. The five finalists will compete for the title and the $40,000 first prize Sunday. ESPN will air the finals live from Siena College on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1-2:30 p.m. (ET).
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