Pappas Tops in Sr. Penn Open

by PBA Editor May 4, 2002 19:00
George Pappas posted a first-round qualifying average of 246.89 Sunday in the PBA Senior Pennsylvania Open at Berks Lanes. Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., leads the 175-man field with a 2,222, nine-game pinfall total. The PBA Hall of Famer rolled 245, 238, 226, 270, 248, 269, 279, 248 and 199 games. “That’s the highest (scoring) block I’ve ever bowled with the seniors,” said Pappas about being 422 pins above a 200 average. “Yesterday in the practice session, I had nothing. I went through eight different balls and wasn’t sure what to do. I had a ball in the car (Brunswick Red Fuze) that I drilled last week, but didn’t use. So, I said ‘I’ll give it a try. I don’t have anything to lose.’ It worked. In fact, the last time I had a ball reaction this good was in 1999 at the Senior Tournament of Champions.” Pappas won his lone senior title in his rookie year, 1997 (Sheboygan, Wis.). Trailing the leader by 73 pins is last week’s winner, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla. Neff, owner of five senior titles, led the B-squad with a 238.78 average. He scored all games above 200 and had highs of 279 and 267. Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan., sits in third (2,101). Glass, a six-time senior champ, is looking to “three-peat” as the defending champion. The 54-year-old registered only one game below 200 and had a pair of 268s in games three and four. He finished second last week (Chillicothe, Ohio) to Neff. The fourth position belongs to Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady, N.Y., (2,084). Dorstek, targeting his first senior title, posted all scores between 210 and 268. Rounding out the top five is Dave Bernhardt (2,072). The Shelby Twp., Mich., resident popped off a 278 score in the fifth game. Bernhardt is also searching for his first title. The entire field returns tomorrow for the second, nine-game qualifier round. The top 24 qualifiers advance to two, eight-game rounds of match play Tuesday. The top five will vie for the $8,000 top prize Tuesday night in the stepladder finals.
PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Pennsylvania Open Berks Lanes, Sinking Spring, Pa. Sunday, May 5 FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER RESULTS (Name/Hometown followed by nine-game pinfall.) 1, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 2,222 2, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 2,149 3, Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 2,101 4, Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady, N.Y., 2,084 5, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 2,072 6, Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif., 2,059 7, Helmut Vickus, New Britain, Pa., 2,049 8, David Arrant, Asheville, N.C., 2,047 9, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 2,044 10, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,043 11, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,040 12, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 2,030 13, Goeff Lust, Hilliard, Ohio, 2,026 14, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. (TIE) Joe Petrowski, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 2,015 16, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 2,014 17, John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa., 2,004 18, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 2,001 19, Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J., 1,999 20, Bill Lyke, East Longmeadow, Mass., 1,998 21, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 1,993 22, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,992 23, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 1,990 24, Neil Fish, Binghamton, N.Y., 1,975 25, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,973 26, Allie Clarke, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,967 27, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 1,963 28, Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,959 29, Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 1,957 30, John Hofmann Jr., Colonie, N.Y. (TIE) Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 1,955 32, John Ireland, Lumberton, N.C., 1,944 33, Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla. (TIE) Eddie Blocker Jr., Seabrook, Md., 1,940 35, Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa. (TIE) Willie Naperkowski, Rahway, N.J., 1,939 37, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 1,937 38, Chuck Pierce, Dallas, 1,934 39, Bill Starnes, Corvallis, Ore. (TIE) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,921 41, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,917 42, Patsy Della Penna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,910 43, Robert Valentino, Highmount, N.Y., 1,909 44, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,908 45, Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 1,906 46, Ron Amore, Washington Ct. Hse, Ohio, 1,904 47, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla. (TIE) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,903 49, Dennis Cooper, Hampton, Va., 1,900 50, Charlie Earnst, Spring Grove, Pa. (TIE) Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,899 52, Lee Snow, Wixom, Mich., 1,897 53, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,894 54, Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 1,893 55, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,892 56, Gary Larrick Sr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,891 57, Ross Zeigler, Pittsburgh, 1,888 58, W. Gary Piripavel, Bethlehem, Pa., 1,885 59, Frankie May, Reading, Pa. (TIE) Ronald Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,884 61, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,879 62, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas (TIE) Edward Buco, Berlin, Md., 1,876 64, Thomas Laskow, Vienna, Va., 1,868 65, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,865 66, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,857 67, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,852 68, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,842 69, Jim Brown, Columbia, Md., 1,841 70, Dick Landess, Canandaigua, N.Y., 1,839 71, Larry Landis, Souderton, Pa., 1,836 72, Charlie Juliano, Batavia, N.Y., 1,835 73, Richard Boggs, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., 1,831 74, Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 1,828 75, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,827 76, Bob Serbe, Hazlet, N.J., 1,826 77, Earl Chase, Havelock, N.C., 1,825 78, Dave Davis, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,823 79, Joe Krajkovich, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,817 80, Jim McGee, Townville, S.C., 1,814 81, Jim Potenziano, Vestal, N.Y., 1,813 82, David Carney, Reading, Pa., 1,812 83, Gene Vincent, Stonington, Ill., 1,810 84, Andy Cummings, Jackson's Gap, Ala., 1,803 85, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.J., 1,799 86, Paul Busch Sr., Dover, Del., 1,794 87, Joseph Carapazza Jr, Tobyhanna, Pa., 1,789 88, John Kordonis, Maplewood, N.J., 1,787 89, Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1,785 90, Bob Shaffer, Barberton, Ohio (TIE) John Milletics, Sandusky, Mich. (TIE) Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,779 93, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,777 94, Tony Bochicchio, Jackson, N.J., 1,775 95, Jerry Hamilton, Springfield, Ohio, 1,774 96, Greg Rottengen, Washington, N.J. (TIE) Hollis McMullen, Rockville, Md., 1,773 98, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 1,767 99, Michael Lessar, Naples, N.Y. (TIE) Delano Boothe, Canoga Park, Calif., 1,766 101, Elmer Davis, New Bloomfield, Pa. (TIE) Walt Lattimore, Lanham, Md., 1,765 103, Gene Harchelroad, Greensburg, Pa. (TIE) Don Boone, South Euclid, Ohio, 1,763 105, Bob Valentino, Syosset, N.Y., 1,760 106, Michael Davenport, Diamond Bar, Calif., 1,757 107, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,754 108, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich. (TIE) Gregory Smith, Baltimore, Md., 1,751 110, Bill Burns, Pittsburgh, 1,747 111, Gregory Goetz, Washington D.C., 1,745 112, Stan Wells, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,744 113, Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash., 1,740 114, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 1,737 115, Lou Evans, Shoemakersville, Pa., 1,736 116, Joseph Venezio, Linden, N.J. (TIE) Gary Howell, Califon, N.J., 1,735 118, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla. (TIE) Gary Maynard, Delbarton, W. Va. (TIE) Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,733 121, Chas Matejicka, Robbinsville, N.J., 1,731 122, Frank Tuccitto Jr., Southington, Conn., 1,730 123, Joseph Kopko, West Newton, Pa. (TIE) Robert Seyler, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,725 125, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,724 126, Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., 1,722 127, Phil Barnes, Wilmington, N.C., 1,718 128, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 1,716 129, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 1,712 130, Bob Brissette, Toledo, Ohio, 1,710 131, Mike David, Montrose, Mich., 1,706 132, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 1,701 133, Bruce Holl, Levittown, Pa., 1,700 134, Bing Davis, Bishopville, S.C., 1,695 135, Tom Hart, Morgantown, W. Va., 1,694 136, John Enzman Jr., Shillington, Pa., 1,693 137, Val Benson, Bronx, N.Y., 1,688 138, George Joynes, Gaithersburg, Md., 1,687 139, Doug Hosking, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1,686 140, Charles Sitko, Jackson, Mich., 1,682 141, Ed Gagnon, Fall River, Mass., 1,680 142, Lomon Brunson, Milton, Pa., 1,678 143, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,671 144, Bob Hart, Atlanta (TIE) John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio (TIE) Terry Bodette, Rome, N.Y. (TIE) Pete Anos, East Islip, N.Y. (TIE) John Gage, Albion, Pa. (TIE) Steve Markel, Dover, Del., 1,670 150, Dom Guerrera, Coatesville, Pa., 1,668 151, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,667 152, Kenneth Brown, Monroe, N.Y. (TIE) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,659 154, John Petrucci Jr., Yardley, Pa., 1,656 155, David Spacht, Blue Bell, Pa. (TIE) Darrel Curtis, Seattle, 1,655 157, Robert Tetrault, Middletown, Conn., 1,644 158, Tony Norcia, Pt. Pleasant, N.J., 1,637 159, Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 1,630 160, Ron Pagut, Freehold, N.J., 1,624 161, Bob Verbeke, Exton, Pa., 1,616 162, Bob Lubertazzo, Lyndhurst, N.J., 1,606 163, John Zubor, Allen Park, Mich., 1,605 164, Dick Rhodes, Somersworth, N.H., 1,598 165, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 1,576 166, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 1,557 167, Howard Bailey, Langhorne, Pa., 1,539 168, Johnie Peak Sr., Laurel, Md., 1,532 169, William Mose', Piscataway, N.J., 1,506 170, Colin Gilyeat, Waldorf, Md., 1,500 171, Robert Godwin, Morgantown, W. Va., 1,494 172, George Kurrass Jr., Bellport, N.Y., 1,482 173, Dean Tripp, Mechanicsburg, Pa., (WD) 1,013 174, Roy Lemerise, Columbia, Md., (WD) 592 300 Games (Round One): None
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Pappas Tops in Sr. Penn Open

by PBA Editor May 4, 2002 19:00
Photo: George Pappas, whose lone senior victory was in 1997. He won 10 titles during his hall of fame National Tour career.
Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., leads the 175-man field with a 2,222, nine-game pinfall total. The PBA Hall of Famer rolled 245, 238, 226, 270, 248, 269, 279, 248 and 199 games. “That’s the highest (scoring) block I’ve ever bowled with the seniors,” said Pappas about being 422 pins above a 200 average. “Yesterday in the practice session, I had nothing. I went through eight different balls and wasn’t sure what to do. I had a ball in the car (Brunswick Red Fuze) that I drilled last week, but didn’t use. So, I said ‘I’ll give it a try. I don’t have anything to lose.’ It worked. In fact, the last time I had a ball reaction this good was in 1999 at the Senior Tournament of Champions.” Pappas won his lone senior title in his rookie year, 1997 (Sheboygan, Wis.). Trailing the leader by 73 pins is last week’s winner, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla. Neff, owner of five senior titles, led the B-squad with a 238.78 average. He scored all games above 200 and had highs of 279 and 267. Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan., sits in third (2,101). Glass, a six-time senior champ, is looking to “three-peat” as the defending champion. The 54-year-old registered only one game below 200 and had a pair of 268s in games three and four. He finished second last week (Chillicothe, Ohio) to Neff. The fourth position belongs to Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady, N.Y., (2,084). Dorstek, targeting his first senior title, posted all scores between 210 and 268. Rounding out the top five is Dave Bernhardt (2,072). The Shelby Twp., Mich., resident popped off a 278 score in the fifth game. Bernhardt is also searching for his first title. The entire field returns tomorrow for the second, nine-game qualifier round. The top 24 qualifiers advance to two, eight-game rounds of match play Tuesday. The top five will vie for the $8,000 top prize Tuesday night in the stepladder finals.
PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Pennsylvania Open Berks Lanes, Sinking Spring, Pa. Sunday, May 5 FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER RESULTS (Name/Hometown followed by nine-game pinfall.) 1, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 2,222 2, Steve Neff, Homosassa Springs, Fla., 2,149 3, Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 2,101 4, Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady, N.Y., 2,084 5, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 2,072 6, Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif., 2,059 7, Helmut Vickus, New Britain, Pa., 2,049 8, David Arrant, Asheville, N.C., 2,047 9, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 2,044 10, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,043 11, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 2,040 12, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 2,030 13, Goeff Lust, Hilliard, Ohio, 2,026 14, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. (TIE) Joe Petrowski, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 2,015 16, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 2,014 17, John Hricsina, Franklin, Pa., 2,004 18, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 2,001 19, Mark Roth, Wall Township, N.J., 1,999 20, Bill Lyke, East Longmeadow, Mass., 1,998 21, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 1,993 22, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,992 23, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 1,990 24, Neil Fish, Binghamton, N.Y., 1,975 25, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,973 26, Allie Clarke, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,967 27, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 1,963 28, Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,959 29, Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 1,957 30, John Hofmann Jr., Colonie, N.Y. (TIE) Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 1,955 32, John Ireland, Lumberton, N.C., 1,944 33, Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla. (TIE) Eddie Blocker Jr., Seabrook, Md., 1,940 35, Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa. (TIE) Willie Naperkowski, Rahway, N.J., 1,939 37, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 1,937 38, Chuck Pierce, Dallas, 1,934 39, Bill Starnes, Corvallis, Ore. (TIE) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,921 41, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,917 42, Patsy Della Penna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,910 43, Robert Valentino, Highmount, N.Y., 1,909 44, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,908 45, Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 1,906 46, Ron Amore, Washington Ct. Hse, Ohio, 1,904 47, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla. (TIE) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,903 49, Dennis Cooper, Hampton, Va., 1,900 50, Charlie Earnst, Spring Grove, Pa. (TIE) Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,899 52, Lee Snow, Wixom, Mich., 1,897 53, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,894 54, Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 1,893 55, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,892 56, Gary Larrick Sr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,891 57, Ross Zeigler, Pittsburgh, 1,888 58, W. Gary Piripavel, Bethlehem, Pa., 1,885 59, Frankie May, Reading, Pa. (TIE) Ronald Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,884 61, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,879 62, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas (TIE) Edward Buco, Berlin, Md., 1,876 64, Thomas Laskow, Vienna, Va., 1,868 65, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,865 66, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,857 67, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,852 68, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,842 69, Jim Brown, Columbia, Md., 1,841 70, Dick Landess, Canandaigua, N.Y., 1,839 71, Larry Landis, Souderton, Pa., 1,836 72, Charlie Juliano, Batavia, N.Y., 1,835 73, Richard Boggs, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., 1,831 74, Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 1,828 75, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,827 76, Bob Serbe, Hazlet, N.J., 1,826 77, Earl Chase, Havelock, N.C., 1,825 78, Dave Davis, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1,823 79, Joe Krajkovich, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,817 80, Jim McGee, Townville, S.C., 1,814 81, Jim Potenziano, Vestal, N.Y., 1,813 82, David Carney, Reading, Pa., 1,812 83, Gene Vincent, Stonington, Ill., 1,810 84, Andy Cummings, Jackson's Gap, Ala., 1,803 85, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.J., 1,799 86, Paul Busch Sr., Dover, Del., 1,794 87, Joseph Carapazza Jr, Tobyhanna, Pa., 1,789 88, John Kordonis, Maplewood, N.J., 1,787 89, Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1,785 90, Bob Shaffer, Barberton, Ohio (TIE) John Milletics, Sandusky, Mich. (TIE) Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,779 93, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,777 94, Tony Bochicchio, Jackson, N.J., 1,775 95, Jerry Hamilton, Springfield, Ohio, 1,774 96, Greg Rottengen, Washington, N.J. (TIE) Hollis McMullen, Rockville, Md., 1,773 98, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 1,767 99, Michael Lessar, Naples, N.Y. (TIE) Delano Boothe, Canoga Park, Calif., 1,766 101, Elmer Davis, New Bloomfield, Pa. (TIE) Walt Lattimore, Lanham, Md., 1,765 103, Gene Harchelroad, Greensburg, Pa. (TIE) Don Boone, South Euclid, Ohio, 1,763 105, Bob Valentino, Syosset, N.Y., 1,760 106, Michael Davenport, Diamond Bar, Calif., 1,757 107, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,754 108, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich. (TIE) Gregory Smith, Baltimore, Md., 1,751 110, Bill Burns, Pittsburgh, 1,747 111, Gregory Goetz, Washington D.C., 1,745 112, Stan Wells, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,744 113, Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash., 1,740 114, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 1,737 115, Lou Evans, Shoemakersville, Pa., 1,736 116, Joseph Venezio, Linden, N.J. (TIE) Gary Howell, Califon, N.J., 1,735 118, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla. (TIE) Gary Maynard, Delbarton, W. Va. (TIE) Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,733 121, Chas Matejicka, Robbinsville, N.J., 1,731 122, Frank Tuccitto Jr., Southington, Conn., 1,730 123, Joseph Kopko, West Newton, Pa. (TIE) Robert Seyler, West Babylon, N.Y., 1,725 125, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,724 126, Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., 1,722 127, Phil Barnes, Wilmington, N.C., 1,718 128, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 1,716 129, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 1,712 130, Bob Brissette, Toledo, Ohio, 1,710 131, Mike David, Montrose, Mich., 1,706 132, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 1,701 133, Bruce Holl, Levittown, Pa., 1,700 134, Bing Davis, Bishopville, S.C., 1,695 135, Tom Hart, Morgantown, W. Va., 1,694 136, John Enzman Jr., Shillington, Pa., 1,693 137, Val Benson, Bronx, N.Y., 1,688 138, George Joynes, Gaithersburg, Md., 1,687 139, Doug Hosking, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1,686 140, Charles Sitko, Jackson, Mich., 1,682 141, Ed Gagnon, Fall River, Mass., 1,680 142, Lomon Brunson, Milton, Pa., 1,678 143, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,671 144, Bob Hart, Atlanta (TIE) John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio (TIE) Terry Bodette, Rome, N.Y. (TIE) Pete Anos, East Islip, N.Y. (TIE) John Gage, Albion, Pa. (TIE) Steve Markel, Dover, Del., 1,670 150, Dom Guerrera, Coatesville, Pa., 1,668 151, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,667 152, Kenneth Brown, Monroe, N.Y. (TIE) Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,659 154, John Petrucci Jr., Yardley, Pa., 1,656 155, David Spacht, Blue Bell, Pa. (TIE) Darrel Curtis, Seattle, 1,655 157, Robert Tetrault, Middletown, Conn., 1,644 158, Tony Norcia, Pt. Pleasant, N.J., 1,637 159, Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 1,630 160, Ron Pagut, Freehold, N.J., 1,624 161, Bob Verbeke, Exton, Pa., 1,616 162, Bob Lubertazzo, Lyndhurst, N.J., 1,606 163, John Zubor, Allen Park, Mich., 1,605 164, Dick Rhodes, Somersworth, N.H., 1,598 165, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 1,576 166, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 1,557 167, Howard Bailey, Langhorne, Pa., 1,539 168, Johnie Peak Sr., Laurel, Md., 1,532 169, William Mose', Piscataway, N.J., 1,506 170, Colin Gilyeat, Waldorf, Md., 1,500 171, Robert Godwin, Morgantown, W. Va., 1,494 172, George Kurrass Jr., Bellport, N.Y., 1,482 173, Dean Tripp, Mechanicsburg, Pa., (WD) 1,013 174, Roy Lemerise, Columbia, Md., (WD) 592 300 Games (Round One): None
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Berks Lanes: A Success Story

by PBA Editor May 3, 2002 19:00
Everyone knows the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well, at Berks Lanes – site of this week’s PBA Senior Tour stop – they don’t just know it… they live it. The year 2002 marks the third-annual running of the PBA Senior Pennsylvania Open. It also is the first time Berks Lanes in Sinking Spring, Pa., has hosted the event. The tournament was contested at its sister center, Colonial Hills Bowl, in 2000 and 2001. Just as the tournament was getting off the ground, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stepped in with marching orders. Colonial Hills, which nestled closely to Route 222, was to be expropriated and demolished to make room for an improved highway. The parent company, CHB Sports (owned by Albert Blough, brother of PBA member Henry Blough), was forced to make a decision about the future of the combined bowling/fitness center which shared the same building. “We had the option of searching for new property or adding on here (at Berks),” said Chris Buser, General Manager of CHB’s Bowling Division. “You can see which decision we made.” Indeed. Berks Lanes has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, 48-lane mega-center. Just last summer, 16 lanes were added to the low-end of the split house (listed today as lanes 25-40). Along with the added lineage, more square-footage was constructed to include a new sports bar, arcade, billiards hall, and meeting/party rooms. Step across the Berks parking lot and into shiny new fitness center, which replaced the former Colonial Hills Racquetball and Fitness. “It’s pretty special to have an owner who’s willing to make the investment that gives us a chance to make the business grow,” said Buser. “We have close to 300 employees. Now all of our hard work will have a chance to pay off.” However, transitioning the company did provide challenges. “The most important issue we faced was location” Buser commented. “Keeping close proximity to our strong base of league bowlers was one of the main reasons we decided to add-on rather than build a new center. We didn’t want to pull them into a further stretch. They were being forced to make adjustments, too.” Berks Lanes is situated not more than a couple miles from the previous Colonial Hills location. “Given that this was a forced move combined with all the challenges we faced, it’s turned out to be quite a successful transition.” CHB also has plans to add-on to its other fitness and bowling properties, raising them to the standard set by Berks. Seemingly, the only loser in the situation is defending PBA Senior Player of the Year Bob Glass. Glass won the only two tournaments at the now razed, Colonial Hills Bowl. If he wants to win again, he’ll have to break out the ole’ lemon squeezer and some sugar. They sure do like lemonade around these parts.
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PBA South Canton Open

by PBA Editor May 3, 2002 19:00
In the final game of match play, Darin Hays lost with a 192 and Steve Wilson lost with a 226 but it was enough for Steve to move up one position but will still face Darin in the first match. Patrick Allen shot 992 his final 4 games to secure the top spot. Top 5 heading into the stepladder finals: 1st Patrick Allen +787 2nd Walter Ray Williams, Jr +680 3rd Chris Hayden +608 4th Steve Wilson +512 5th Darin Hays +505 Match 1 X...X...X...9/.S81...X...X...9/...X..XX9 30..59..79..97.106..135.155.175..205.234 Darin Hays 9/..X..S71..X..S81...X...X...X..9/...X9- 20..38..46..65..74..104.133.153 173..192 Steve Wilson Match 2 Darin Hays 8/..X..X..X..X..8-..X..X..X..X9/ 20..50..80..18..126..134..164..194..223..243 Chris Hayden X..X..8/..9/..X..9/..X..9/..X..9/X 28..48..67..87..107..127..147..167..187..207 Match 3 Darin Hays X..S71..X..X..X..X..X..9/..X..XXX 18..26..56..86..116..145..165..185..215..245 Walter Ray Williams, Jr S81..8/..X..9/..S71..X..8/..X..9/..XXX 9..29..49..66..74..94..114..134..154..184 Match 4 Darin Hays X..X..X..X..X..9/..9/..8/..X..S53 30..60..90..119..139..158..176..196..214..222 Patrick Allen S63..X..X..9/..X..X..X..X..S81..S81 9..38..58..78..108..138..166..185..194..203 6 RICHARD CHURCH - LAKELAND,FL 1667 1635 1659 4961 206.71 11 5 0 5291 +491 14 7 DON BEST JR - PENSACOLA,FL 1729 1630 1666 5025 209.38 8 8 0 5265 +465 40 8 CHRIS COLLINS - FAYETTEVILLE,NC 1643 1599 1619 4861 202.54 10 6 0 5161 +361 144 9 RIGA KALFAS (OR) - FLORENCE, KY 1660 1644 1554 4858 202.42 9 7 0 5128 +328 177 10 TOMMY JONES - GREENVILLE,SC 1638 1624 1550 4812 200.50 5 10 1 4977 +177 328 11 DENNIS RAKAUSKAS - ORLANDO, FL 1641 1565 1588 4794 199.75 6 10 0 4974 +174 331 12 PATRICK PRESSLEY - GRIFFEN, GA 1650 1555 1495 4700 195.83 8 7 1 4955 +155 350 13 KENNY SIMARD - GREENVILLE, SC 1678 1632 1442 4752 198.00 6 9 1 4947 +147 358 14 RON EVANS * - ATLANTA,GA 1646 1475 1580 4701 195.88 6 9 1 4896 +96 409 15 JOHN HILL (OR) - MUNCIE, IN 1718 1358 1610 4686 195.25 5 11 0 4836 +36 469 16 RYAN SMITH - ASHBORO, NC 1693 1367 1371 4431 184.63 3 13 0 4521 -279 784 For the rest of the scores, go to pbamembers.com click on tournament info click on south Scroll down to the tournament name and click on it.
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PBA South Canton Open

by PBA Editor May 3, 2002 19:00
In the final game of match play, Darin Hays lost with a 192 and Steve Wilson lost with a 226 but it was enough for Steve to move up one position but will still face Darin in the first match. Patrick Allen shot 992 his final 4 games to secure the top spot. Top 5 heading into the stepladder finals: 1st Patrick Allen +787 2nd Walter Ray Williams, Jr +680 3rd Chris Hayden +608 4th Steve Wilson +512 5th Darin Hays +505 Match 1 X...X...X...9/.S81...X...X...9/...X..XX9 30..59..79..97.106..135.155.175..205.234 Darin Hays 9/..X..S71..X..S81...X...X...X..9/...X9- 20..38..46..65..74..104.133.153 173..192 Steve Wilson Match 2 Darin Hays 8/..X..X..X..X..8-..X..X..X..X9/ 20..50..80..18..126..134..164..194..223..243 Chris Hayden X..X..8/..9/..X..9/..X..9/..X..9/X 28..48..67..87..107..127..147..167..187..207 Match 3 Darin Hays X..S71..X..X..X..X..X..9/..X..XXX 18..26..56..86..116..145..165..185..215..245 Walter Ray Williams, Jr S81..8/..X..9/..S71..X..8/..X..9/..XXX 9..29..49..66..74..94..114..134..154..184 Match 4 Darin Hays X..X..X..X..X..9/..9/..8/..X..S53 30..60..90..119..139..158..176..196..214..222 Patrick Allen S63..X..X..9/..X..X..X..X..S81..S81 9..38..58..78..108..138..166..185..194..203 6 RICHARD CHURCH - LAKELAND,FL 1667 1635 1659 4961 206.71 11 5 0 5291 +491 14 7 DON BEST JR - PENSACOLA,FL 1729 1630 1666 5025 209.38 8 8 0 5265 +465 40 8 CHRIS COLLINS - FAYETTEVILLE,NC 1643 1599 1619 4861 202.54 10 6 0 5161 +361 144 9 RIGA KALFAS (OR) - FLORENCE, KY 1660 1644 1554 4858 202.42 9 7 0 5128 +328 177 10 TOMMY JONES - GREENVILLE,SC 1638 1624 1550 4812 200.50 5 10 1 4977 +177 328 11 DENNIS RAKAUSKAS - ORLANDO, FL 1641 1565 1588 4794 199.75 6 10 0 4974 +174 331 12 PATRICK PRESSLEY - GRIFFEN, GA 1650 1555 1495 4700 195.83 8 7 1 4955 +155 350 13 KENNY SIMARD - GREENVILLE, SC 1678 1632 1442 4752 198.00 6 9 1 4947 +147 358 14 RON EVANS * - ATLANTA,GA 1646 1475 1580 4701 195.88 6 9 1 4896 +96 409 15 JOHN HILL (OR) - MUNCIE, IN 1718 1358 1610 4686 195.25 5 11 0 4836 +36 469 16 RYAN SMITH - ASHBORO, NC 1693 1367 1371 4431 184.63 3 13 0 4521 -279 784 For the rest of the scores, go to pbamembers.com click on tournament info click on south Scroll down to the tournament name and click on it.
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