Smith Wins Japan Cup in First Trip

by PBA Editor September 7, 2002 19:00
Smith, Simi Valley, CA, knocked off tournament leader Chris Barnes, Dallas, TX, in the title match, 224-222, and picked up the title along with the $50,000 top prize. “It hasn’t soaked in yet,” said Smith, 28, bowling in his first Japan Cup. “But coming into today, I had expectations to win. I felt I had just as good of a shot as he (Barnes) did. It’s just he was in the No. 1 hole and I was No. 2.” Smith joined Chris Warren (1990), Steve Wilson (1996) and Doug Kent (1997) as first-time PBA qualifiers to win the Japan Cup. Barnes led Smith by 402 pins after 32 games and earned the top seed for the finals. He needed to win only one game versus the survivor of four stepladder matches to claim his fourth career title. But Smith, playing his “A” power-game, proved unbeatable in the final. Both players tied the first five frames with two strikes sandwiched around single-pin spares in the third. Barnes struck in the sixth, but Smith failed to answer when he was only able to convert back-to-back single pin spares in the sixth and seventh. Barnes looked to be in control before disaster struck. Leading by 18 pins heading into the seventh, Barnes began having trouble getting his thumb out of the ball. On his first attempt in the frame, he pulled up at the foul line and did not deliver the shot. On his second attempt he left the 6-7-10 split, which he was unable to convert. “It was just a bad shot at a bad time and I paid the full price for it,” said Barnes, who earned $25,500 in second. “That sort of sums up my TV career to this point, unfortunately. But, Robert bowled great on the show and it’s hard to be dissatisfied after how great I bowled this week.” Barnes then left a solid 9-pin in the eighth followed by a 7-pin tap in the ninth. After two strikes plus nine pins on his fill ball in the 10th, Barnes forced Smith to throw a mark to finish the game with a win. Working on a double in the eighth and ninth, Smith calmly converted the 3-10, baby-split in the 10th and got nine on his fill ball, winning by two pins. In the semifinal match, Smith excused Tommy Delutz Jr., 243-178. Delutz, Flushing, N.Y., steam-rolled his way through the first three matches of the day before he ran out of room on the left lane in the game. He took home $14,000 for the third-place effort. In the third match Delutz defeated Pete Weber, 259-198. Weber, St. Ann, Mo., bowled a clean game but failed to strike until the eighth frame. He garnered $11,000 in fourth. In the second match, Delutz slid by Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y., 248-235. Shafer suffered the only open frame of the game with a 2-8-10 split in the third. He took home a fifth-place check worth $8,500. In the opening match, Delutz threw three strikes in the 10th to get by Norm Duke, 248-246. Duke rounded out the group with $7,000 in sixth. This year’s field featured new, individual qualifiers on the JPBA/International Team, including two representatives of the Korea Professional Bowling Association (KPBA) and the Les Lions amateur tournament champion representing Europe. Smith moved to the top of the PBA Tournament of Champions entry list with the win. The Tournament of Champions will conclude the first half of the 2002-2003 PBA Tour Season, December 12-15, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The PBA Tour begins its 20-week U.S. schedule, October 9-13, with the PBA Wichita (Kan.) Open at Northrock Lanes. ESPN will feature live coverage of the finals on Sunday, Oct. 13.
PBA TOUR Oronamin C Japan Cup 2002 Tokyo Port Bowl Tokyo Sundday, Sept. 8 STEPLADDER FINAL Pos. Name/Hometown Total/Games Money 1. Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif. 467 (2 games) $50,000 2. Chris Barnes, Dallas 222 (1 game) $25,500 3. Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y. 933 (4 games) $14,000 4. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. 198 (1 game) $11,000 5. Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 235 (1 game) $ 8,500 6. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. 246 (1 game) $ 7,000 PLAYOFF RESULTS – In the first match, Delutz def. Duke, 248-246; in the second match, Delutz def. Shafer, 248-235; in the third match, Delutz def. Weber, 259-198; in the semifinal, Smith def. Delutz, 243-178; and in the final, Smith def. Barnes, 224-222. This is Smith’s fourth career PBA title.
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Shake, Rattle and Bowl, Camp Verde

by PBA Editor September 5, 2002 19:00
Tim Paul Jr. looking to defend his 2001 title. The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is returning to Camp Verde, Arizona for the 2nd Annual Cliff Castle Casino Open at Shake, Rattle and Bowl. Tim Paul Jr. of Gilbert, Arizona is entered as the defending champion. In 2001, he won back-to-back titles beginning at Cliff Castle Casino. He followed that win two weeks later with a win in the Resident Pro Qualifier and is currently 5th on the regional point list. He was second to Marv Sargent in the most recent regional in Watsonville. Also entered is PBA Hall of Fame member Wayne Webb. Webb has 20 National titles and 9 Regional titles, two of which he won earlier this year. He was the PBA Player of the Year in 1980 when he won three titles including the PBA Tournament of Champions. The professionals have a practice session on Friday, September 6th at Shake, Rattle and Bowl 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Qualifying for the tournament begins Saturday, September 7th with the professionals bowling ten games starting at 8:00 a.m. The professionals with the top sixteen scores then return Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for the matchplay round robin finals. Last year’s West Region Bowler of the Year Ben Laughlin, 2000 West Region Bowler of the Year, Gene Bruihl, PBA National titlists Eric Forkel and Mike Miller, Tony Reyes, Matt Ballard, Jim Pratt, Marv Sargent, Rick Francis, Eddie Williams and ABC Masters Champion Brett Wolfe are also entered. Shake, Rattle and Bowl is located in the Cliff Castle Casino about 90 miles north of Phoenix in the Verde Valley.
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2002 PBA Senior Tour Stats Leaders

by PBA Editor September 2, 2002 19:00
2002 PBA Senior Tour Statistics Leaders -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MONEY 1, Mark Roth, $34,375.00 2, Pete Couture, $32,725.00 3, Robert Glass, $27,780.00 4, Bob Chamberlain,$25,575.00 5, Gene Stus, $25,200.00 6, Steve Neff, $24,650.00 7, Ron Winger, $21,520.00 8, Dave Soutar, $20,390.00 9,Darrell Storkson, $18,370.00 10, Roger Workman, $16,875.00 11, John Bennett, $15,835.00 12, Dave Davis, $15,105.00 13, Dale Eagle, $14,600.00 14, George Pappas, $13,550.00 15, Ernie Schlegel, $13,200.00 16, Mel Wolf,$12,697.00 17, Norb Wetzel,$12,575.00 18, Henry Gonzalez, $12,152.00 19, Vince Mazzanti Jr., $11,910.00 20, Rohn Morton,$11,185 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AVERAGE 1, Robert Glass, 221.56 2, Ron Winger, 219.86 3, Gene Stus, 219.62 4, Steve Neff, 219.37 5, Dale Eagle, 218.40 6, Bob Chamberlain, 217.58 7, Mark Roth, 217.33 8, Rohn Morton, 216.47 9, George Pappas, 216.28 10, Roger Workman, 215.39 11, Guppy Troup, 215.19 12, Henry Gonzalez, 214.62 13, Vince Mazzanti Jr., 213.45 14, John Petraglia, 213.30 15, John Bennett, 213.17 16, Dave Soutar, 212.40 17, Bob Handley, 212.27 18, Gary Dickinson,212.01 19, Timothy Kauble,211.95 20, Pete Couture, 211.71 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- POINTS 1, Robert Glass, 13,855 2, Gene Stus, 13,835 3, Bob Chamberlain,12,788 4, Ron Winger,12,003 5, Steve Neff,11,490 6, Roger Workman, 10,973 7, Mark Roth, 10,920 8, Dale Eagle, 9,943 9, Rohn Morton, 9,835 10, Dave Soutar, 9,340 11, Pete Couture, 9,080 12, John Bennett, 8,350 13, Henry Gonzalez, 8,221 14, George Pappas, 8,051 15, Vince Mazzanti Jr., 7,525 16, Mike Winklepleck, 7,252 17, Norb Wetzel, 7,030 18, Darrell Storkson, 6,717 19, Sal Bongiorno, 6,629 20, Ernie Schlegel, 6,530 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND APPEARANCES 1,Robert Glass, 6 2,Bob Chamberlain, 4 2,Steve Neff, 4 4,Mark Roth, 3 4,Gene Stus, 3 4,Dale Eagle, 3 4,Ernie Schlegel, 3 8,Pete Couture, 2 8,Ron Winger, 2 8,Dave Soutar, 2 8,Darrell Storkson, 2 8,George Pappas, 2 12,Roger Workman, 1 12,John Bennett, 1 12,Dave Davis, 1 12,Mel Wolf, 1 12,Norb Wetzel, 1 12,Henry Gonzalez, 1 12,Vince Mazzanti Jr., 1 12,Takeo Sakai, 1 12,Roy Buckley, 1 12,Guppy Troup, 1 12,Dave Bernhardt, 1 12,Dennis Fitzsimonds, 1 12,John Hunt, 1 12,John Shreve Sr., 1 12,Gregory Waldon, 1 12,Mickey Higham, 1 12,Barry Gurney, 1 12,Chuck Pierce, 1 12,Ray Johnson, 1 12,John Milletics, 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MATCH PLAY APPEARANCES 1,Gene Stus, 8 2,Robert Glass, 7 2,Ron Winger 7 2,Roger Workman, 7 2,Rohn Morton, 7 6,Mark Roth, 6 6,Bob Chamberlain, 6 6,Steve Neff, 6 6,Dale Eagle, 6 10,George Pappas, 5 10,Norb Wetzel, 5 10,Henry Gonzalez, 5 13,Dave Soutar, 4 13,John Bennett, 4 13,Vince Mazzanti Jr., 4 13,Mike Winklepleck, 4 13,Fred McClain, 4 13,Al Sanford, 4 13,Sal Bongiorno, 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CASHES 1,Gene Stus, 10 1,Ron Winger, 10 1,Dave Soutar, 10 4,,Robert Glass, 9 4,Roger Workman, 9 4,Henry Gonzalez, 9 7,Bob Chamberlain, 8 7,John Bennett, 8 7,Norb Wetzel, 8 7,Rohn Morton, 8 7,Teata Semiz, 8 12,Mark Roth, 7 12,Pete Couture, 7 12,Steve Neff, 7 12,Dave Davis, 7 12,Dale Eagle, 7 12,Guppy Troup, 7 12,Mike Winklepleck, 7 12,Fred McClain, 7 12,Gary Hiday, 7 12,Al Sanford, 7 12,Larry Galloway, 7
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Heim wins in Albert Lea, Minn.

by PBA Editor September 1, 2002 19:00
Pete Heim wins first PBA title Pete Heim of Omaha, Neb. won his first PBA regional title at Holiday Lanes in Albert Lea, Minn. over the Labor Day weekend when he defeated Bob Glass of Lawrence, Kan., in the title match 217 to 187. Heim took home $1500.00 for the victory. The win was rewarding. Not only was it his first victory, Heim was one of only three players to average 200 or better for the tournament. He also defeated Glass, the 2000 and 2001 National Senior PBA Bowler-of-the-Year, for the title. Before defeating Glass, Heim ousted Mike Winklepleck of Gladstone, Ore., 201 to 186. Glass won $750 for his 2nd place finish, followed by Winklepleck who collected $700. Holiday Lanes Senior 2002 TV Format Listing TV Pos. # Name TV Act. Pins # of Games PrizeMoney 1 Heim, Pete 418 2 $1,500.00 2 Glass, Bob 187 1 $750.00 3 Winklepleck, Mike 186 1 $700.00 Holiday Lanes Senior 2002 Position Standing After 18 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 1 Glass, Bob 6-2-0 18 3798 180 3978 A Lawrence, KS + 378 2 Winklepleck, Mike 5-3-0 18 3788 150 3938 A Gladstone, OR + 338 3 Heim, Pete 5-3-0 18 3669 150 3819 A Omaha, NE + 219 4 Weber, Dick 5-3-0 18 3567 150 3717 $600.00 A Florissant, MO + 117 5 Hall, George 4-4-0 18 3585 120 3705 $550.00 A Palatine, IL + 105 6 Wallisch, Jack 3-5-0 18 3524 90 3614 $500.00 A Cottage Grove, MN + 14 7 Torgerson, Denny 3-5-0 18 3504 90 3594 $475.00 A Urbandale, IA - 6 8 Schultz, Morrie 1-7-0 18 3464 30 3494 $450.00 A Stewartville, MN - 106 9 Kaiser, Loren 10 1971 1971 $340.00 A Alberta Lea, MN - 29 10 Tupper, Kirk 10 1969 1969 $292.50 A Phoenix, AZ - 31 10 Friedrich, Will 10 1969 1969 $292.50 A Green Bay, WI - 31 12 Mielens, Paul 10 1955 1955 A Menomonie, WI - 45 13 Mustain, Dick 10 1942 1942 A Rochester, MN - 58 14 Casagrande, Lucien 10 1927 1927 A Winnepeg, Can - 73 15 Forsland, Bruce 10 1902 1902 $175.00 A Fairfield, AR - 98 16 Holzbauer, Bob 10 1901 1901 A Madison, WI - 99 17 Wynne, Jim 10 1900 1900 A Duluth, MN - 100 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Tuesday, September 03, 2002 Page 1 of 2 Holiday Lanes Senior 2002 Position Standing After 10 Games Pos.# Games Total Actual Bonus Total Prize Sqd. Name W-L-T Games Pins Pins Pins Money 18 Van Blair, Jeff 10 1896 1896 A Newton, IA - 104 19 Hockett, Greg 10 1892 1892 A Davenport, IA - 108 20 Yanda, John 10 1886 1886 A Fairfield, IA - 114 21 Gochis, James 10 1870 1870 A Waukegan, IL - 130 22 Ekman, Ken 10 1866 1866 A Golden Valley, MN - 134 23 Meskan, Allen 10 1860 1860 A Woodale, IL - 140 24 Latvala, Rich 10 1844 1844 A Eagan, MN - 156 25 Sullivan, Tony 10 1824 1824 A Sun Prairie, WI - 176 26 Wacholz, Tom 10 1823 1823 A Rochester, MN - 177 27 Hall, Larry 10 1795 1795 A Marengo, IA - 205 28 Teeters, Bob 10 1760 1760 A Anderson, IN - 240 29 Shuel, Ray 10 1757 1757 A Winnepeg, Canada - 243 30 Cruse, Russ 10 1754 1754 A Colfax, IA - 246 31 Smith, Sid 10 1736 1736 A Omaha, NE - 264 32 Hendrickson, Carl 10 1720 1720 A Duluth, MN - 280 33 Wells, Wayne 10 1708 1708 A St.Cloud, MN - 292 ** Indicates Substitute, ## Indicates Withdraw Tuesday, September 03, 2002 Page 2 of 2 Tuesday, September 03, 2002 Page 1 of 1
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Tommy Nevitt Captures the Win

by PBA Editor August 31, 2002 19:00
1 6193 NEVITT, TOMMY JACKSONVILLE, FL 30 6354 315 6669 $1,500.00 $20.00 2 6543 PAPPAS, GEORGE CHARLOTTE, NC 29 6188 300 6488 $750.00 $20.00 3 20160 BYRD, BRUCE LEXINGTON, NC 31 6353 315 6668 $500.00 4 4920 GLENN, DALE TAVARES, FL 29 6077 300 6377 $450.00 5 8658 TROUP, GUPPY TAYLORSVILLE, NC 29 5997 330 6327 $400.00 $20.00 6 20867 THOMPSON, BOBBY VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 28 5750 270 6020 $390.00 7 8605 TOMEY, CHARLIE SPARTANBURG, SC 28 5731 270 6001 $380.00 $20.00 8 20238 OWENSBY, ROGER BLUEFIELD, WV 28 5701 270 5971 $370.00 9 6604 POWELL, RON LILY, KY 28 5658 300 5958 $360.00 10 5386 MARLOW S/S, JOHN GREENSBORO, NC 28 5714 210 5924 $350.00 11 4166 IRELAND, JOHN LUMBERTON, NC 28 5576 150 5726 $345.00 $20.00 12 8853 TAVANO S/S, JOHN MARS HILL, NC 28 5529 180 5709 $340.00 13 20064 ROBINSON, DAVE ANDERSON, SC 28 5512 180 5692 $335.00 14 6402 O'BARR, MIKE ANDERSON, SC 28 5420 150 5570 $330.00 15 5641 MCMULLEN, HOLLIS ROCKVILLE, MD 28 5365 150 5515 $325.00 16 91607 PAINTHER *, MELVIN LEXINGTON, NC 28 5243 150 5393 $320.00 17 21767 THOMPSON S/S, COY JOHNSON CITY, TN 12 2341 2341 $200.00 $75.00 18 5045 LORD, GEORGE MULBERRY, FL 12 2334 2334 $190.00 19 20128 ARRANT, DAVID ASHEVILLE, NC 12 2326 2326 $190.00 20 3275 GRAYBEAL S/S, LARRY ELIZABETHTON, TN 12 2326 2326 $190.00 21 21600 DAWSON S/S, WAYNE PINCH, WV 12 2321 2321 $160.00 22 8050 SCOTT, BILL MATHEWS, NC 12 2313 2313 23 91647 ILER *, JERRY TRAVELERS REST, SC 12 2312 2312 24 21409 OGDEN S/S, THURMAN LYNCHBURG, VA 12 2305 2305 $160.00 25 21175 ARGENBRIGHT, BILL WAYNESBORO, VA 12 2304 2304 26 4996 LICKLITER, STEVE BEAVER, WV 12 2300 2300 27 5324 MULLENS, FRED HAMPTON, VA 12 2300 2300 28 2265 DENNY, TOMMY KING, NC 12 2290 2290 29 5756 MANLEY S/S, FRANK FLETCHER, NC 12 2290 2290 30 20275 SHERFEY, DAVE NOVI, MI 12 2286 2286 31 91630 SCALES (APP), TYRONE WALKERTOWN, NC 12 2273 2273 32 5722 MCGEE (S/S), JIM TOWNVILLE, SC 12 2269 2269 33 20174 HULL, DAVID LEXINGTON, NC 12 2265 2265 34 20385 WILSON, TODD SUMMERFIELD, NC 12 2256 2256 35 20681 THOMAS, JOE STAUNTON, VA 12 2243 2243 36 20164 FLETCHER, CONLEY JOHNSON CITY, TN 12 2241 2241 37 21273 SHERMAN, STAN FREDERICKSBURG, VA 12 2227 2227 38 20201 LEE, JIM ROGERSVILLE, TN 12 2216 2216 39 3672 HOWE, JOHNNY COLUMBIA, SC 12 2208 2208 40 20169 WELLS, STAN KINGSPORT, TN 12 2185 2185
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