Shreve Seeks First Senior Championship

by PBA Editor June 18, 2002 19:00
Photo: John Shreve Sr., Ron Winger, Gene Stus, Barry Gurney, and Dale Eagle will vie for the PBA Senior Epicenter Classic.
Shreve is the only finalist seeking his first PBA Senior Championship. The other four finalists, Ron Winger, Gene Stus, Barry Gurney and Dale Eagle share 24 titles. “I know this is not going to be easy,” the 52-year-old from Elyria, Ohio said. “Regardless of who I bowl, I know it will be tough.” During the first round of match play, Shreve finished with seven wins and one loss. “I felt really good this morning. Everything just worked right,” he said. In the second round, Shreve had a little difficulty and finished with four wins and four losses. “The second eight games were rough for me,” Shreve said. “But I hung in there and am in a good position. I have one big game to win. It’s a lot easier knowing that either way, there’s at least $4,000 sitting in the bank.” The biggest surprise of the day was the leap Stus, Taylor, Mich., made to be in the third place position. After 18 games of qualifying, Stus made the cut to 24 by only 30 pins and was in 22nd place. Stus, who last week won the PBA Senior Northern California Classic and became second on the list of all-time Senior champions, had the highest nine-game block of the day when he knocked down 1,973 pins in the first round and moved into fifth place. During the second round of match play, he toppled 1,884 pins and secured the third place position. Stus awaits either Gurney, West Hills, Calif. or Eagle, Tavares, Fla., who will meet in the first round of the finals. Vince Mazzanti Jr., who was in fifth place position to begin the day, fell to 14th place after the first round of match play. During the second round and an attempt to make the final five, he had the second highest block of the day (1,910). It wasn’t quite enough and he finished in seventh place. The stepladder finals are set to begin at 8:00 p.m. when the five finalists will vie for the $8,000 first prize check.
SECOND ROUND MATCH PLAY (Name/Hometown followed by 16-game match play record and 34-game pinfall. Top five advance. Places 6-24 show amount won.) 1, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 11-5-0, 8,256. 2, Ron Winger, Tarzana, CA, 10-5-1, 8,230. 3, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 12-4-0, 8,152. 4, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 10-6-0, 8,098. 5, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 8-8-0, 8,063. 6, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 10-6-0, 7,983, $1,700. 7, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 7-9-0, 7,957, $1,500. 8, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 9-7-0, 7,925, $1,425. 9, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 10-5-1, 7,889, $1,375. 10, Tim Bowers, East Wenatchee, Wash., 7-9-0, 7,856, $1,350. 11, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 7-8-1, 7,849, $1,325. 12, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, MI, 10-6-0, 7,790, $1,300. 13, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 8-7-1, 7,772, $1,275. 14, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, WA, 10-6-0, 7,764, $1,250. 15, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 8-8-0, 7,751, $1,225. 16, Bernie Carlisle, Evansville, Ind., 7-9-0, 7,695, $1,200. 17, Jan Kravcheno Sr., Chesterton, IN, 7-9-0, 7,690, $1,175. 18, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 6-10-0, 7,668, $1,150. 19, Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 7-9-0, 7,563, $1,125. 20, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 8-8-0, 7,555, $1,100. 21, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 7-9-0, 7,546, $1,075. 22, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 4-12-0, 7,539, $1,050. 23, Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 5-11-0, 7,518, $1,025. 24, Jim Wynne Sr., Duluth, MN, 2-14-0, 7,234, $1,000. 300 Games (Round Four): None
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Shreve Stays on Top

by PBA Editor June 18, 2002 19:00
During the first round of match play Wednesday in the PBA Senior Epicenter Classic at the Epicenter Bowling Complex, John Shreve Sr. maintained his first place position after knocking down 1,944 pins in eight games. Gene Stus moved from 22nd place to fifth place and finished the morning with the highest block total (1,973). Henry Gonzalez also had a strong block (1,874) and moved from 24th place to 10th place. Bob Chamberlain rolled a 300 and is in third place. The top 24 qualifiers return at 2:00 p.m. for the second round of match play. The top five will vie for the $8,000 top prize in the stepladder finals tonight at 8 p.m.
PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Epicenter Classic Epicenter Bowling Complex, Klamath Falls, Ore. Wednesday, June 19 FIRST ROUND MATCH PLAY (Name/Hometown followed by 26-game pinfall total.) 1, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 7-1-0, 6,313. 2, Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif., 4-3-1, 6,179. 3, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 5-3-0, 6,162. 4, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 6-2-0, 6,114. 5, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 6-2-0, 6,088. 6, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 4-4-0, 6,070. 7, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 5-2-1, 5,998. 8, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 3-4-1, 5,951. 9, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 4-4-0, 5,947. 10, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 5-2-1, 5,944. 11, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 4-4-0, 5,943. 12, Tim Bowers, East Wenatchee, Wash., 3-5-0, 5,928. 13, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 5-3-0, 5,925. 14, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 2-6-0, 5,897. 15, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich., 5-3-0, 5,892. 16, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 4-4-0, 5,837. 17, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 4-4-0, 5,835. 18, Jan Kravcheno Sr., Chesterton, Ind., 3-5-0, 5,812. 19, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 4-4-0 (TIE) Bernie Carlisle, Evansville, Ind., 3-5-0, 5,767. 21, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3-5-0, 5,746. 22, Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 3-5-0, 5,701. 23, Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 1-7-0, 5,583. 24, Jim Wynne Sr., Duluth, Minn., 1-7-0, 5,559. 300 Games (Round Three): Bob Chamberlain
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Shreve Seeks First Senior Championship

by PBA Editor June 18, 2002 19:00
John Shreve Sr., the number one seed entering match play, maintained his position Wednesday and will wait for his opponent as the stepladder finals are set in the PBA Senior Epicenter Classic at the Epicenter Bowling Complex. Shreve is the only finalist seeking his first PBA Senior Championship. The other four finalists, Ron Winger, Gene Stus, Barry Gurney and Dale Eagle share 24 titles. “I know this is not going to be easy,” the 52-year-old from Elyria, Ohio said. “Regardless of who I bowl, I know it will be tough.” During the first round of match play, Shreve finished with seven wins and one loss. “I felt really good this morning. Everything just worked right,” he said. In the second round, Shreve had a little difficulty and finished with four wins and four losses. “The second eight games were rough for me,” Shreve said. “But I hung in there and am in a good position. I have one big game to win. It’s a lot easier knowing that either way, there’s at least $4,000 sitting in the bank.” The biggest surprise of the day was the leap Stus, Taylor, Mich., made to be in the third place position. After 18 games of qualifying, Stus made the cut to 24 by only 30 pins and was in 22nd place. Stus, who last week won the PBA Senior Northern California Classic and became second on the list of all-time Senior champions, had the highest nine-game block of the day when he knocked down 1,973 pins in the first round and moved into fifth place. During the second round of match play, he toppled 1,884 pins and secured the third place position. Stus awaits either Gurney, West Hills, Calif. or Eagle, Tavares, Fla., who will meet in the first round of the finals. Vince Mazzanti Jr., who was in fifth place position to begin the day, fell to 14th place after the first round of match play. During the second round and an attempt to make the final five, he had the second highest block of the day (1,910). It wasn’t quite enough and he finished in seventh place. The stepladder finals are set to begin at 8:00 p.m. when the five finalists will vie for the $8,000 first prize check.
SECOND ROUND MATCH PLAY (Name/Hometown followed by 16-game match play record and 34-game pinfall. Top five advance. Places 6-24 show amount won.) 1, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 11-5-0, 8,256. 2, Ron Winger, Tarzana, CA, 10-5-1, 8,230. 3, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 12-4-0, 8,152. 4, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 10-6-0, 8,098. 5, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 8-8-0, 8,063. 6, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 10-6-0, 7,983, $1,700. 7, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 7-9-0, 7,957, $1,500. 8, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 9-7-0, 7,925, $1,425. 9, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 10-5-1, 7,889, $1,375. 10, Tim Bowers, East Wenatchee, Wash., 7-9-0, 7,856, $1,350. 11, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 7-8-1, 7,849, $1,325. 12, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, MI, 10-6-0, 7,790, $1,300. 13, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 8-7-1, 7,772, $1,275. 14, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, WA, 10-6-0, 7,764, $1,250. 15, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va., 8-8-0, 7,751, $1,225. 16, Bernie Carlisle, Evansville, Ind., 7-9-0, 7,695, $1,200. 17, Jan Kravcheno Sr., Chesterton, IN, 7-9-0, 7,690, $1,175. 18, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 6-10-0, 7,668, $1,150. 19, Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 7-9-0, 7,563, $1,125. 20, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 8-8-0, 7,555, $1,100. 21, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 7-9-0, 7,546, $1,075. 22, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 4-12-0, 7,539, $1,050. 23, Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 5-11-0, 7,518, $1,025. 24, Jim Wynne Sr., Duluth, MN, 2-14-0, 7,234, $1,000. 300 Games (Round Four): None
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Shreve Edges Eagle by Three Pins for Top Seed

by PBA Editor June 17, 2002 19:00
Entering the ninth game of the second round of qualifying, Shreve was assured a spot in the top 24. He elevated his final game to roll a 269 and edge Dale Eagle out of the first place position by three pins. The 52-year-old Shreve advances to match play as the number one seed after averaging 231.06 with a total pinfall of 4,159 during 18 games. “After not cashing for seven tournaments, this is a good place to be,” said the retired Lorain County, Ohio sheriff. Eagle, a six-time PBA Senior Champion, finished in second place after knocking down 4,156 pins and averaging 230.89. “I threw harder and more direct this week,” Eagle said. “Each week it’s different and I love the challenge of figuring out what adjustments to make.” Eagle, Tavares, Fla., believes that figuring out the next move is about mind set and reaction. “When you step up on the lanes, you have to believe that you know what you are going to do and how the certain pair of lanes is going to react,” the 56-year-old said. “It shouldn’t take more than three or four frames to get a good feel for the lanes and make the proper adjustments.” Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., finished in third place (4,131) while Ron Winger, Tarzana, Calif., will enter match play as the fourth seed (4,127). Rounding out the top five is Vince Mazzanti Jr. whose nine-game block high for the day (2,122) moved him from 19th to 5th place. Henry Gonzalez snuck into the final match play position (3,905), edging out Greg Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., by one pin. Bob Glass missed the cut for the second week in a row. He finished in 34th place (3,865). Aron Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., rolled the only 300 game of the tournament during the second round. The top 24 qualifiers will advance to match play Wednesday at 8 a.m. The top five will vie for the $8,000 top prize in the stepladder finals Wednesday at 8 p.m.
PBA SENIOR TOUR PBA Senior Epicenter Classic Epicenter Bowling Complex, Klamath Falls, Ore. Tuesday, June 18 SECOND ROUND QUALIFIER (Name/Hometown followed by 18-game pinfall total. Top 24 advance. Places 26-28 show earnings.) 1, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 4,159. 2, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 4,156. 3, Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich., 4,131. 4, Ron Winger, Tarzana, CA, 4,127. 5, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 4,105. 6, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 4,073. 7, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 4,064. 8, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 4,051. 9, Tim Bowers, East Wenatchee, Wash., 4,048. 10, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 4,040. 11, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 4,036. 12, Mike Winklepleck, Gladstone, Ore., 4,030. 13, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich., 4,018. 14, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 4,001. 15, Bernie Carlisle, Evansville, Ind., 3,978. 16, Roger Workman, Kenova, W. Va. (TIE) Jerry Walls, Kennewick, Wash., 3,976. 18, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,971. 19, Jan Kravcheno Sr., Chesterton, Ind., 3,967. 20, Lenny Guccione, Broomfield, Colo., 3,966. 21, Jim Wynne Sr., Duluth, Minn., 3,959. 22, Gene Stus, Taylor, Mich., 3,935. 23, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,908. 24, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,905. MISSED CUT 25, Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,904, $920. 26, Mal Acosta, Sweet Home, Ore., 3,894, $910. 27, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich. (TIE) Bill Starnes, Corvallis, Ore., 3,890, $450. 29, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,886. 30, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3,876, $600. 31, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, Ind., 3,870. 32, Lee Snow, Wixom, Mich., 3,869. 33, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 3,867. 34, Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 3,865. 35, Dennis Fitzsimonds, Santee, Calif., 3,864. 36, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 3,862. 37, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 3,857. 38, David Tuell Jr., Tacoma, Wash., 3,839. 39, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,832. 40, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,829. 41, Karl Wolf, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (TIE) Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, 3,828. 43, Thomas Carbone, Arvada, Colo., 3,816. 44, Conway Sunell, Whitefish, Mont., 3,815. 45, Matt Surina, Spokane, 3,813. 46, Dain Wilmarth, Milwaukie, Ore., 3,789. 47, Dan Clausse, Sacramento, Calif., 3,782. 48, Gene Vincent, Stonington, Ill., 3,774. 49, Darrel Curtis, Seattle, 3,773. 50, Darrell Storkson, Everett, Wash., 3,768. 51, John Hunt, South San Francisco, Calif., 3,757. 52, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 3,756. 53, Chuck Pierce, Dallas, TX, 3,741. 54, Kirk Tupper, Phoenix, Ariz., 3,723. 55, Robert Lite, Portland, Ore., 3,710. 56, Delano Boothe, Canoga Park, Calif., 3,706. 57, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,669. 58, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 3,659. 59, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,658. 60, Ronald Garr, Ridgedale, Mo. (TIE)Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 3,657. 62, Patsy DellaPenna, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,647. 63, Al Sanford, Jackson, Ohio, 3,626. 64, Gary Larrick Sr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,624. 65, Tommy Nevitt, Jacksonville, Fla., 3,622. 66, Aron Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 3,604. 67, Frank Martinez Jr., Winters, Calif., 3,602. 68, Ken Waters, Homosassa, Fla., 3,596. 69, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,589. 70, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,588. 71, Herbye Mitchell, San Dimas, Calif., 3,571. 72, Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 3,569. 73, Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 3,567. 74, Bob Fields, San Jose, Calif., 3,561. 75, Will Friedrich, Green Bay, Wis., 3,551. 76, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 3,506. 77, Bob Dunn, Keizer, Ore., 3,478. 78, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, La., 3,402. 79, Mike Sansone Jr., The Villages, Fla., 3,377. 80, John Dorsett, Concord, Calif., 1,516 (WD). 300 Games (Round Two): Aron Lipshy
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PBA Strikes Sponsorship With Via Bowling Products

by PBA Editor June 17, 2002 19:00
The deal provides the PBA with portable lanes and other necessary equipment for the four tournaments they will be hosting in arenas. In return, VIA will receive title sponsorship of one PBA tournament, audio mentions and graphics on ESPN, inclusion in PBA promotional spots on ESPN and signage in the arenas. They also will also be given category exclusivity and known as the “Official Capital Equipment Provider to the PBA Tour.” “We couldn’t be happier with this partnership,” said PBA President Steve Miller. “It’s a perfect marriage of us needing a strong commitment from a company that could provide what we need for our arena venues, and VIA who was looking to strengthen their brand in the United States.” The venue for their title sponsorship tournament will be announced shortly. “For me, the PBA/VIA sponsorship agreement represents the union of two of the most dynamic organizations in the bowling industry today that share a common spirit of creativity and growth combined with real strength to change things for the better,” said Michael Maretich, Managing Director of VIA Bowling Products. “In addition, this agreement offers VIA a spectacular platform to support the sport of bowling worldwide, at the same time we display our products in the brightest possible light to the bowling world.”
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