2011 PBA Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship to Benefit Bowling’s Charities; Unique Balls Now on Sale

by Bill Vint December 21, 2010 04:24

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour’s third annual Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship March 2-6 at AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y., will benefit a family of charities supported by the bowling industry through the sale of specially logoed bowling balls to the bowling public.

The Plastic Ball Championship was originated by the Professional Bowlers Association in 2009 as a unique competition which required all PBA Tour players to use identical “throwback” polyester bowling ball technology. It returns as a special fund-raising event which will support Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL), Bowl for the Cure (benefitting Komen for the Cure’s battle against breast cancer), the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, the new YES youth bowling initiative, and other charities supported by The Bowling Foundation.

The official charities of bowling will benefit from the sale of exclusive “plastic” bowling balls created by On The Ball Bowling. Each ball will use the same technology, but will feature a unique cover design with the logo of the participating charity. Bowling fans can pre-order their choice of balls featuring the BVL, Bowl for the Cure, IBM/HF, YES and Bowling Foundation logos, or a sixth ball which will feature the logos of all charities serviced by The Bowling Foundation. The multi-logo ball will be the official “tournament ball” used in the Plastic Ball Championship.

PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, who will bowl in the Plastic Ball Championship on a PBA Commissioner’s Exemption, will be the spokesman for BVL; PBA Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick will represent Bowl for the Cure; USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III will represent the IBM/HF; Bill O’Neill will be spokesman for YES, and Australia’s Jason Belmonte will be spokesman for the overall group of Bowling Foundation charities.

“We are excited again to be part of this great charitable endeavor. The PBA rallied the industry last year for Mark Roth and this year we can expand that reach through The Bowling Foundation,” said Brad Handelman, president of ontheballbowling.com/Strikeforce Bowling LLC.

To order the special bowling balls, visit ontheballbowling.com.

The tournament itself will get underway on March 2 with a seven-game Tour Qualifying Round where non-exempt players will compete for a minimum of 10 spots in the 64-player field. The 64-player field will bowl 14 qualifying games on March 3 with the top 32 advancing to round-robin match play on March 4. After a nine-game morning round, the top 16 will bowl another nine games in the evening to determine the top four for the live ESPN stepladder finals at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.

The Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship is named in honor of the PBA Hall of Famer who dominated the so-called plastic ball era, winning a PBA-record eight titles in 1978 followed by another seven-title season in 1979. Roth’s total of 34 PBA Tour titles ranks fourth on the all-time list of PBA champions behind Walter Ray Williams Jr. (47), Earl Anthony (43) and Pete Weber (35). A special new Mark Roth ball will be designed by ontheballbowling.com for the pro-am portion of the tournament.

The inaugural Plastic Ball Championship, held in Wheat Ridge, Colo., in 2009 was won by Jeff Carter of Springfield, Ill. Last year’s event, the first held in Roth’s honor, was held in West Babylon, N.Y., and was won by non-member Brian Ziesig of Levittown, N.Y.

MARK ROTH PLASTIC BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

AMF Thruway Lanes, Cheektowaga, N.Y., March 2-6 (all times Eastern)

Wednesday, March 2
10 a.m. - Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Qualifying Round (7 games; minimum 10 players advance to Round of 64)
4:30 p.m. - Official practice session
Thursday, March 3
10 a.m. - Round of 64, Round 1 (7 games)
5:00 p.m. - Round of 64, Round 2 (7 games)
Top 32 advance
Friday, March 4
11 a.m. – Top 32, 9 games round-robin match play
Top 16 advance
6 p.m. – Top 16, 9 games round-robin match play
Top 4 advance to ESPN finals
Saturday, March 5
Pro-Am PBA Fan Day (times to be announced)
Sunday, March 6
1 p.m. – Top 4, live ESPN stepladder finals

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This Sunday on ESPN: PBA GEICO Shark Championship

by Jerry Schneider December 21, 2010 02:56

SUNDAY, DEC. 26, 1 P.M. EASTERN

The PBA GEICO Shark Championship is the fifth telecast of the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season and will air this Sunday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern on ESPN from South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

For the second consecutive week the telecast will feature an international-laden stepladder finals field where four countries are represented: Australia, Finland, Canada and U.S. It is also the first PBA stepladder final to feature two players who use a two-handed delivery (Jason Belmonte and Osku Palermaa).

The GEICO Shark Championship is the last of the five “animal” pattern events conducted as part of the PBA World Series of Bowling. The final event from the World Series of Bowling will be the “USA vs. The World” team event on Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

Eugene McCune won the season-opening Brunswick Pro Bowling Cheetah Championship, followed by Bill O’Neill winning the Pepsi Viper Championship, Scott Norton then won the Chameleon Championship and Yung-Jin Gu became the first Korean to win a PBA Tour title in the Scorpion Championship.

PBA GEICO Shark Championship stepladder finals qualifiers:

Match 1:

No. 5 Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y. vs. No. 4 Jason Belmonte, Australia

Match 2:

Winner Match 1 vs. No. 3 Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich.

Match 3:

Winner Match 2 vs. No. 2 Osku Palermaa, Finland

Championship Match

Winner of Match 3 vs. No. 1 Dan MacLelland, Canada

- Fagan will be trying for his third PBA Tour title. His last win was in the One A Day Dick Weber Open last season.

- Australian two-hander and 2008-09 PBA Rookie of the Year Belmonte will be trying for his second title. He won his first in The Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic in March 2009. Belmonte finished third in last week’s Scorpion Championship.

- 2009 PBA World Championship winner Smallwood will try for his second Tour title.

- Considered to be Europe’s best two-handed player, Palermaa will be trying for his first Tour title. His previous best finish was third in the 2010 Etonic Don Johnson Eliminator last March and fifth in the recent Chameleon Championship.

- PBA Tour rookie MacLelland tries for his first Tour title. He finished fifth in last week’s Scorpion Championship.

Tournament Recap: Two 6-game qualifying rounds with top 16 advancing to 9-game match play round.

First round leader (after 6 games qualifying): Mike DeVaney, Murietta, Calif., 1,487

Second round leader (after 12 games qualifying): Belmonte, 2,851

Third round leader (after 21 games qualifying and match play): MacLelland, 4,901

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PBA Northwest Region Leaders Through December 21, 2010

by Gary Mage December 21, 2010 01:12
2011 Dick Weber PBA Playoff Qualifiers (PBA Northwest Region Pod)
Pos. Name - Hometown
  1. Smith, Bryon L. - Roseburg, Ore.
  2. Ault Jr., Thomas - Portland, Ore.
  3. Edwards, Rob - Vancouver, Wash.
  4. Black, Steven - Phoenix
  5. Frankos, Jeff - San Francisco
  6. Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.
  7. Haggerty, PJ - Clovis, Calif.
  8. Thompson Jr, Gregory - Dayton, Ohio 
  9. Porritt, Tim - Anaheim, Calif.
10. Reyes, Tony – San Burno, Calif
11. Laughlin, Ben – Phoenix                     
 12. Husted, Corey – Milwaukie, Ore.         
 13. Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.              
 14. Croucher, Kevin - Grants Pass, Ore.         
 15. Garber, Wayne - Modesto, Calif.             
 16. Husted, Dave - Milwaukie, Ore.              
 17. Harvey, Robert - Boise, Idaho               
 18. McIver, Eric - Des Moines, Wash.            

2010 Regional Player Invitational Qualifiers
  1. Smith, Bryon L. - Roseburg, Ore.
  2. Ault Jr., Thomas - Portland, Ore.
  3. Edwards, Rob - Vancouver, Wash.
  4. Reyes, Tony E. - San Bruno, Calif.
  5. Garber, Wayne - Modesto, Calif.
  6. Francis, Rick - Linden, Calif.
  7. Croucher, Kevin (s) - Grants Pass, Ore.
  8. Teeters, Tracy A - Beaverton, Ore.
  9. Danielson, Mike - Portland, Ore.
 10. Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.
 11. Irwin, Brian - Lakewood, Wash.
 12. Husted, Corey - Milwaukie, Ore.
 13. McElliott, Jeremy - Nampa, Idaho
 14. Henderson, Kevin - Albany, Ore.
 15. Heath, Sean D - Spokane, Wash.
 16. Aleksinski, Bob - Hillsboro, Ore.
 17. Beasley, Mitch - Puyallup, Wash.
 18. Wilcox, John W - Kirkland, Wash.
 19. Ahmad, Adam - Shoreline, Wash.
 20. Williams, Jason - Vashon Island, Wash.
 21. Kaczmarczyk, Fred (s) - Martinez, Calif.
 22. Solberg, Andy - Vancouver, Wash.
 23. Brown, Andrew A - Windsor, Calif.
 24. Rice, Rob L. - Sunnyside, Wash.
 25. Okamoto, Darryl T. - Honolulu, Hawaii


2010 Regional Player Invitational Qualifiers (Seniors)
  1. Foley, Kevin - Reno, Nev.
  2. Blatchford, Don - Santa Monica, Calif.
  3. Miller, Hugh - Mercer Island, Wash.
  4. Kisro, Craig - Granada Hills, Calif.
  5. Brannock, John (ss) - Kettle Falls, Wash.
  6. Surina, Matt - Everette, Wash.
  7. Foley, Kevin - Reno, Nev. (Also qualified from points)
  8. Miller, Hugh - Mercer Island, Wash. (Also qualified from points)
  




Earnings (Beginning April 1, 2010)
Pos.  Name - Hometown                         #Events    Earnings
  1. Smith, Bryon L. - Roseburg, Ore.             12  $13,450.00
  2. Black, Steven - Phoenix                      15  $10,105.00
  3. Warren, Chris - Grants Pass, Ore.            14   $9,785.00
  4. Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.         11   $8,500.00
  5. Reyes, Tony E. - San Bruno, Calif.           11   $8,450.00
  6. Ault Jr., Thomas - Portland, Ore.            12   $8,000.00
  7. Garber, Wayne - Modesto, Calif.              10   $7,550.00
  8. Frankos, Jeff - Daly City, Calif.             8   $7,275.00
  9. Edwards, Rob - Vancouver, Wa                 13   $5,600.00
 10. Husted, Corey - Milwaukie, Ore               12   $5,350.00
 11. Haggerty, PJ - Roseville, Calif.             13   $5,300.00
 12. Thompson Jr., Gregory - Dublin, Calif.       13   $5,250.00
 13. Jensen, Tyler - Ft. Worth, Texas              4   $4,650.00
 14. Danielson, Mike - Portland, Ore.              7   $4,550.00
 15. Croucher, Kevin - Grants Pass, Ore.          13   $4,400.00
 16. Wodka, Dave - Chatsworth, Calif.              5   $4,300.00
 17. Bohn III, Parker - Jackson, N.J.              1   $4,000.00
 18. Hess, Tom - Urbandale, Iowa                   2   $3,925.00
 19. Francis, Rick - Linden, Calif.               14   $3,705.00
 20. Irwin, Brian - Lakewood, Wash.               13   $3,575.00
 21. Weninger, Blaine - Grapevine, Texas           6   $3,525.00
 22. Tillson, Chuck - Rohnert Park, Calif.         8   $3,125.00
 23. Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.            12   $3,005.00
 24. Beasley, Mitch - Puyallup, Wash.              8   $2,900.00
 25. McElliott, Jeremy - Nampa, Idaho             10   $2,725.00
 26. Teeters, Tracy A - Beaverton, Ore.           13   $2,650.00
 27. Haugen Jr., Michael - Cave Creek, Ariz.       3   $2,600.00
 28. Eubanks, Andre - Los Angeles                 10   $2,475.00
 29. Goldstein Jr., Joe - San Bruno, Calif         8   $2,425.00
 30. Jackson, J.T. (Action) - Tarzana, Calif.      6   $2,375.00
 31. Kulick, Kelly - Union, N.J.                   1   $2,200.00
 32. Heath, Sean D - Spokane, Wash.               11   $2,175.00
 33. Husted, Dave - Milwaukie, Ore.                2   $2,150.00
 34. Woods Jr., Curtis - Santa Rosa, Calif.        2   $2,000.00
 35. Hibbitts II, Chris - Ft Worth, Texas          3   $1,950.00
 36. Mack, Tim - Indianapolis                      2   $1,950.00
 37. Henderson, Kevin - Albany, Ore                9   $1,925.00
 38. Porritt, Tim - Anaheim, Calif.                8   $1,900.00
 39. Brady, Bob - Santa Monica, Calif.             3   $1,875.00
 40. Okamoto, Darryl T. - Honolulu, Hawaii         4   $1,800.00
 41. Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.            3   $1,775.00
 42. Kaczmarczyk, Fred - Martinez, Calif.          3   $1,750.00
 43. Vazquez, Noel - Sacramento, Calif.            7   $1,675.00
 44. Olsen, Matt - Spokane, Wash.                  5   $1,525.00
 45. Packard, Ross A. - San Jose, Calif.           4   $1,525.00
 46. Wojnar, Jason - Chicago                       1   $1,500.00
 47. Kokenos, Nick - St. Clair Shores, Mich.       2   $1,425.00
 48. Tehee, Jason M. - Fresno, Calif.              6   $1,400.00
 49. Gregory, Derek - Sonora, Calif.               7   $1,400.00
 50. Hillman, Chris - Fremont, Calif.              5   $1,375.00
 51. Archabal, Scot T - Boise, Idaho               3   $1,370.00
 52. Morgan, Nick - Sacramento, Calif.             5   $1,300.00
 53. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.              1   $1,300.00
 54. Laughlin, Ben - Phoenix                       3   $1,300.00
 55. Hansel, Scott - Stockton, Calif.              4   $1,225.00
 56. Young, Corey - Steeleville, Ill.              3   $1,200.00
 57. Solberg, Andy - Vancouver, Wash               4   $1,200.00
 58. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Twp.,  Mich.    1   $1,200.00
 59. Anthony, David - Austin, Texas                2   $1,200.00
 60. Goldstein Sr., Joe - Hayward, Calif.          7   $1,175.00
 61. Ahmad, Adam - Shoreline, Wash.                7   $1,175.00
 62. Vanderhoef, Lee - Greenville, S.C.            2   $1,175.00
 63. McIver, Eric - Des Moines, Wash.              5   $1,125.00
 64. Bower, Johnathan - Middletown, Pa.            1   $1,100.00
 65. Patterson, Andy - Tyler, Texas                2   $1,100.00
 66. Surina, Matt - Everett, Wash.                 2   $1,090.00
 67. Gollick, Tommy - Oberlin, Pa.                 2   $1,025.00
 68. Gibson, Paul - Brunswick, Ohio                2   $1,000.00
 69. Sterner, Jason - McDonough, Ga.               2     $975.00
 70. Dacy, Clint - Keller, Texas                   2     $975.00
 71. Brown, Andrew A - Windsor, Calif.             7     $950.00
 72. Yee, Ivan - San Francisco                     9     $925.00
 73. Aleksinski, Bob - Hillsboro, Ore.             8     $900.00
 74. Miyamoto, Daniel T. - Mililani, Hawaii        2     $900.00
 75. Floria, Vayle - Cerritos, Calif               2     $850.00
 76. Faulkner, Gary E. - Norfolk, Va.              1     $850.00
 77. Arnold, Dave - Dublin, Calif.                 6     $850.00
 78. Newell, Scott - Deland, Fla.                  2     $800.00
 79. Sherman, Mason - Moorpark, Calif              1     $800.00
 80. Bohlen, Quinton - Decorah, Iowa               1     $800.00
 81. Thompson, Brian - Flat Rock, Mich.            3     $800.00
 82. Foley, Kevin - Reno, Nev.                     6     $800.00
 83. Rice, Rob L. - Sunnyside, Wash.               6     $800.00
 84. Oatman, Billy - Chicago                       2     $775.00
 85. Miller, Hugh - Mercer Island, Wash.           3     $750.00
 86. Graham, Rick - Lancaster, Pa.                 1     $730.00
 87. Robertson, Randy - Evansville, Ind.           1     $700.00
 88. Mitamura, Scot M. - Kaneohe, Hawaii           3     $610.00
 89. Stevens, Justin - Aiea, Hawaii                3     $600.00
 90. Wilcox, John W - Kirkland, Wash.             13     $600.00
 91. Kirschner, Chris - Seattle                    3     $600.00
 92. Phillips, Jim - Petaluma, Calif.              2     $600.00
 93. DeVaney, Mike - Murrieta, Calif.              1     $600.00
 94. Pawloski, Aaron - Volcano, Calif.             1     $600.00
 95. Rodriguez Jr., Tony - Rancho Cucamonga, Ca    2     $600.00
 96. Blansette, Allen - Napa, Calif.               4     $600.00
 97. Haynes, David - Las Vegas                     2     $550.00
 98. Harvey, Robert - Boise, Idaho                 4     $550.00
 99. Hohlbein, Erik - Renton, Wash.                6     $520.00
100. Amrein, Nicholas - Hillsboro, Ore             5     $510.00
101. Sapp, Derek - Keokuk, Iowa                    2     $500.00
102. Sonday, P.J. - Avoca, Pa.                     1     $500.00
103. Bower, Darryl - Middletown, Pa.               1     $500.00
104. Kunkle, Eddie - Daly City, Calif.             4     $500.00
105. Miller, Jason - Portland, Ore.                4     $500.00
106. Porter, Robby - Rancho Cordova, Calif         1     $500.00
107. LeClair, Brian - Athens, N.Y.                 1     $500.00
108. Horan, Jim - Mountain View, Calif.            6     $500.00
109. Chambers, Carleton - Detroit                  3     $475.00
110. Heninger, Marc - Tonganoxie, Kan.             1     $475.00
111. Schaub II, Walter L. - Schaumburg, Ill.       1     $475.00
112. Gonzalez, Henry - Colorado Springs, Colo.     1     $475.00
113. Arcaro, Chris - Wilmington, N.C.              1     $450.00
114. Slavich IV, John - Schaumburg, Ill.           1     $450.00
115. Gengelbach, Kurt - Carrollton, Texas          1     $450.00
116. Wolff Jr, Norm - Modesto, Calif               4     $425.00
117. Roberts, James - Richmond, Va.                3     $425.00
118. Freiberg, Matt - Simpsonville, S.C.           2     $425.00
119. Harmon, Randall - San Jose, Calif.            1     $425.00
120. Laffey, Jack - Indianapolis                   2     $425.00
121. Traber, David - Hebron, Ill.                  1     $425.00
122. Gurney, Barry - West Hills, Calif.            1     $425.00
123. Armstrong Jr., Mike - Tucson, Ariz.           3     $400.00
124. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa.               1     $400.00
125. Mathews, Brandon - Santa Maria, Calif         1     $400.00
126. Hastings, Mike - Millsboro, Del.              1     $400.00
127. Mortensen, Andrew - Tulsa, Okla.              3     $400.00
128. Tomek Jr., Jim - Camp Hill, Pa.               1     $400.00
129. Horan Jr., Dennis - Temecula, Calif.          2     $400.00
130. Deh, Marty - San Jose, Calif.                 1     $400.00
131. Baker, Stoney - Canton, Ga.                   2     $400.00
132. Sorce, Tom - Blasdell, N.Y.                   2     $375.00
133. Burden, Matt S. - Anderson, S.C.              1     $375.00
134. Kalfas, Riga - Florence, Ky.                  1     $375.00
135. Haas, Stephen J. - Enola, Pa.                 1     $375.00
136. McBride, Robert - Mesquite, Texas             3     $350.00
137. Johnson, Tony - Canton, Ohio                  3     $350.00
138. Zicha, Michael - Streamwood, Ill.             1     $350.00
139. Brannock, John - Kettle Falls, Wash.          1     $350.00
140. Cooper, Brett R - Euliss, Texas               2     $350.00
141. Deloney, John R. - Troy, Ill.                 1     $350.00
142. Nichols, Bill - Roseville, Calif.             3     $250.00
143. Hageman, Jim - San Jose, Calif                2     $250.00
144. Richards, Wayne - Fernley, Nev.               1     $250.00
145. Sargent, Marv - Temecula, Calif.              1     $250.00


Average (Beginning April 1, 2010 - minimum 80 games)
Pos.  Name - Hometown                          #Games Average
  1. Garber, Wayne - Modesto, Calif.             168 222.83
  2. Warren, Chris - Grants Pass, Ore.           232 218.19
  3. Weninger, Blaine - Grapevine, Texas         110 218.13
  4. Frankos, Jeff - Daly City, Calif.           150 217.98
  5. Smith, Bryon L. - Roseburg, Ore.            201 217.71
  6. Wodka, Dave - Chatsworth, Calif.             91 217.34
  7. Reyes, Tony E. - San Bruno, Calif.          185 216.66
  8. Tillson, Chuck - Rohnert Park, Calif.        92 216.57
  9. Ault Jr., Thomas - Portland, Ore.           214 216.30
 10. Danielson, Mike - Portland, Ore.             97 216.21
 11. Porritt, Tim - Anaheim, Calif.               89 215.55
 12. Jensen, Tyler - Ft. Worth, Texas             80 213.78
 13. Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.        201 213.45
 14. Black, Steven - Phoenix                     239 213.03
 15. Haggerty, PJ - Roseville, Calif.            166 212.16
 16. Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.           155 209.02
 17. Husted, Corey - Milwaukie, Ore              161 208.83
 18. Edwards, Rob - Vancouver, Wa                185 208.41
 19. Brown, Andrew A - Windsor, Calif.            95 208.08
 20. Teeters, Tracy A - Beaverton, Ore.          148 206.70
 21. Thompson Jr., Gregory - Dublin, Calif.      170 206.14
 22. Beasley, Mitch - Puyallup, Wash.            109 205.94
 23. McElliott, Jeremy - Nampa, Idaho            113 204.31
 24. Eubanks, Andre - Los Angeles                118 204.04
 25. Croucher, Kevin - Grants Pass, Ore.         157 203.84
 26. Francis, Rick - Linden, Calif.              168 202.79
 27. Heath, Sean D - Spokane, Wash.              125 202.58
 28. Irwin, Brian - Lakewood, Wash.              162 201.98
 29. Goldstein Sr., Joe - Hayward, Calif.         82 201.93
 30. Goldstein Jr., Joe - San Bruno, Calif       109 201.43
 31. Henderson, Kevin - Albany, Ore              115 201.11
 32. Ahmad, Adam - Shoreline, Wash.               93 198.41
 33. Yee, Ivan - San Francisco                    87 196.23
 34. Wilcox, John W - Kirkland, Wash.            101 190.10

Cashes (Beginning April 1, 2010)
Pos.  Name - Hometown                      #Cashes Events      %
  1. Warren, Chris - Grants Pass, Ore.         12     14  85.71
  2. Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.      10     11  90.91
  3. Ault Jr., Thomas - Portland, Ore.         10     12  83.33
  4. Black, Steven - Phoenix                   10     15  66.67
  5. Husted, Corey - Milwaukie, Ore             9     12  75.00
  6. Smith, Bryon L. - Roseburg, Ore.           9     12  75.00
  7. Edwards, Rob - Vancouver, Wa               9     13  69.23
  8. Thompson Jr., Gregory - Dublin, Calif.     9     13  69.23
  9. Frankos, Jeff - Daly City, Calif.          8      8 100.00
 10. Reyes, Tony E. - San Bruno, Calif.         8     11  72.73
 11. Croucher, Kevin - Grants Pass, Ore.        8     13  61.54
 12. Francis, Rick - Linden, Calif.             8     14  57.14
 13. Garber, Wayne - Modesto, Calif.            7     10  70.00
 14. Haggerty, PJ - Roseville, Calif.           7     13  53.85
 15. Irwin, Brian - Lakewood, Wash.             7     13  53.85
 16. Weninger, Blaine - Grapevine, Texas        6      6 100.00
 17. Goldstein Jr., Joe - San Bruno, Calif      6      8  75.00
 18. Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.          6     12  50.00
 19. Teeters, Tracy A - Beaverton, Ore.         6     13  46.15
 20. Tillson, Chuck - Rohnert Park, Calif.      5      8  62.50
 21. Beasley, Mitch - Puyallup, Wash.           5      8  62.50
 22. McElliott, Jeremy - Nampa, Idaho           5     10  50.00
 23. Eubanks, Andre - Los Angeles               5     10  50.00
 24. Jensen, Tyler - Ft. Worth, Texas           4      4 100.00
 25. Henderson, Kevin - Albany, Ore             4      9  44.44
 26. Heath, Sean D - Spokane, Wash.             4     11  36.36
 27. Kaczmarczyk, Fred - Martinez, Calif.       3      3 100.00
 28. Hibbitts II, Chris - Ft Worth, Texas       3      3 100.00
 29. Brady, Bob - Santa Monica, Calif.          3      3 100.00
 30. Archabal, Scot T - Boise, Idaho            3      3 100.00
 31. Laughlin, Ben - Phoenix                    3      3 100.00
 32. Hansel, Scott - Stockton, Calif.           3      4  75.00
 33. Okamoto, Darryl T. - Honolulu, Hawaii      3      4  75.00
 34. Packard, Ross A. - San Jose, Calif.        3      4  75.00
 35. Olsen, Matt - Spokane, Wash.               3      5  60.00
 36. Hillman, Chris - Fremont, Calif.           3      5  60.00
 37. Morgan, Nick - Sacramento, Calif.          3      5  60.00
 38. Wodka, Dave - Chatsworth, Calif.           3      5  60.00
 39. Vazquez, Noel - Sacramento, Calif.         3      7  42.86
 40. Goldstein Sr., Joe - Hayward, Calif.       3      7  42.86
 41. Danielson, Mike - Portland, Ore.           3      7  42.86
 42. Gregory, Derek - Sonora, Calif.            3      7  42.86
 43. Porritt, Tim - Anaheim, Calif.             3      8  37.50
 44. Newell, Scott - Deland, Fla.               2      2 100.00
 45. Kokenos, Nick - St. Clair Shores, Mich.    2      2 100.00
 46. Patterson, Andy - Tyler, Texas             2      2 100.00
 47. Sterner, Jason - McDonough, Ga.            2      2 100.00
 48. Mack, Tim - Indianapolis                   2      2 100.00
 49. Woods Jr., Curtis - Santa Rosa, Calif.     2      2 100.00
 50. Hess, Tom - Urbandale, Iowa                2      2 100.00
 51. Gollick, Tommy - Oberlin, Pa.              2      2 100.00
 52. Vanderhoef, Lee - Greenville, S.C.         2      2 100.00
 53. Surina, Matt - Everett, Wash.              2      2 100.00
 54. Husted, Dave - Milwaukie, Ore.             2      2 100.00
 55. Dacy, Clint - Keller, Texas                2      2 100.00
 56. Anthony, David - Austin, Texas             2      2 100.00
 57. Young, Corey - Steeleville, Ill.           2      3  66.67
 58. Thompson, Brian - Flat Rock, Mich.         2      3  66.67
 59. Miller, Hugh - Mercer Island, Wash.        2      3  66.67
 60. Haugen Jr., Michael - Cave Creek, Ariz.    2      3  66.67
 61. Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.         2      3  66.67
 62. Solberg, Andy - Vancouver, Wash            2      4  50.00
 63. McIver, Eric - Des Moines, Wash.           2      5  40.00
 64. Jackson, J.T. (Action) - Tarzana, Calif.   2      6  33.33
 65. Foley, Kevin - Reno, Nev.                  2      6  33.33
 66. Tehee, Jason M. - Fresno, Calif.           2      6  33.33
 67. Rice, Rob L. - Sunnyside, Wash.            2      6  33.33
 68. Ahmad, Adam - Shoreline, Wash.             2      7  28.57
 69. Brown, Andrew A - Windsor, Calif.          2      7  28.57
 70. Aleksinski, Bob - Hillsboro, Ore.          2      8  25.00
 71. Yee, Ivan - San Francisco                  2      9  22.22
 72. Heninger, Marc - Tonganoxie, Kan.          1      1 100.00
 73. Bower, Johnathan - Middletown, Pa.         1      1 100.00
 74. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa.            1      1 100.00
 75. Arcaro, Chris - Wilmington, N.C.           1      1 100.00
 76. Mathews, Brandon - Santa Maria, Calif      1      1 100.00
 77. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.           1      1 100.00
 78. Sherman, Mason - Moorpark, Calif           1      1 100.00
 79. Hastings, Mike - Millsboro, Del.           1      1 100.00
 80. Wojnar, Jason - Chicago                    1      1 100.00
 81. Bohlen, Quinton - Decorah, Iowa            1      1 100.00
 82. Richards, Wayne - Fernley, Nev.            1      1 100.00
 83. Graham, Rick - Lancaster, Pa.              1      1 100.00
 84. Kulick, Kelly - Union, N.J.                1      1 100.00
 85. Sonday, P.J. - Avoca, Pa.                  1      1 100.00
 86. Faulkner, Gary E. - Norfolk, Va.           1      1 100.00
 87. DeVaney, Mike - Murrieta, Calif.           1      1 100.00
 88. Bower, Darryl - Middletown, Pa.            1      1 100.00
 89. Harmon, Randall - San Jose, Calif.         1      1 100.00
 90. Zicha, Michael - Streamwood, Ill.          1      1 100.00
 91. Brannock, John - Kettle Falls, Wash.       1      1 100.00
 92. Burden, Matt S. - Anderson, S.C.           1      1 100.00
 93. Pawloski, Aaron - Volcano, Calif.          1      1 100.00
 94. Slavich IV, John - Schaumburg, Ill.        1      1 100.00
 95. Traber, David - Hebron, Ill.               1      1 100.00
 96. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Twp.,  Mich. 1      1 100.00
 97. Schaub II, Walter L. - Schaumburg, Ill.    1      1 100.00
 98. Robertson, Randy - Evansville, Ind.        1      1 100.00
 99. Kalfas, Riga - Florence, Ky.               1      1 100.00
100. Haas, Stephen J. - Enola, Pa.              1      1 100.00
101. Deloney, John R. - Troy, Ill.              1      1 100.00
102. Sargent, Marv - Temecula, Calif.           1      1 100.00
103. Porter, Robby - Rancho Cordova, Calif      1      1 100.00
104. LeClair, Brian - Athens, N.Y.              1      1 100.00
105. Tomek Jr., Jim - Camp Hill, Pa.            1      1 100.00
106. Bohn III, Parker - Jackson, N.J.           1      1 100.00
107. Gurney, Barry - West Hills, Calif.         1      1 100.00
108. Gonzalez, Henry - Colorado Springs, Colo.  1      1 100.00
109. Gengelbach, Kurt - Carrollton, Texas       1      1 100.00
110. Deh, Marty - San Jose, Calif.              1      1 100.00
111. Haynes, David - Las Vegas                  1      2  50.00
112. Hageman, Jim - San Jose, Calif             1      2  50.00
113. Sorce, Tom - Blasdell, N.Y.                1      2  50.00
114. Sapp, Derek - Keokuk, Iowa                 1      2  50.00
115. Oatman, Billy - Chicago                    1      2  50.00
116. Gibson, Paul - Brunswick, Ohio             1      2  50.00
117. Freiberg, Matt - Simpsonville, S.C.        1      2  50.00
118. Floria, Vayle - Cerritos, Calif            1      2  50.00
119. Phillips, Jim - Petaluma, Calif.           1      2  50.00
120. Cooper, Brett R - Euliss, Texas            1      2  50.00
121. Laffey, Jack - Indianapolis                1      2  50.00
122. Miyamoto, Daniel T. - Mililani, Hawaii     1      2  50.00
123. Rodriguez Jr., Tony - Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 1      2  50.00
124. Horan Jr., Dennis - Temecula, Calif.       1      2  50.00
125. Baker, Stoney - Canton, Ga.                1      2  50.00
126. Stevens, Justin - Aiea, Hawaii             1      3  33.33
127. Chambers, Carleton - Detroit               1      3  33.33
128. Nichols, Bill - Roseville, Calif.          1      3  33.33
129. McBride, Robert - Mesquite, Texas          1      3  33.33
130. Armstrong Jr., Mike - Tucson, Ariz.        1      3  33.33
131. Johnson, Tony - Canton, Ohio               1      3  33.33
132. Mortensen, Andrew - Tulsa, Okla.           1      3  33.33
133. Roberts, James - Richmond, Va.             1      3  33.33
134. Kirschner, Chris - Seattle                 1      3  33.33
135. Mitamura, Scot M. - Kaneohe, Hawaii        1      3  33.33
136. Wolff Jr, Norm - Modesto, Calif            1      4  25.00
137. Harvey, Robert - Boise, Idaho              1      4  25.00
138. Kunkle, Eddie - Daly City, Calif.          1      4  25.00
139. Miller, Jason - Portland, Ore.             1      4  25.00
140. Blansette, Allen - Napa, Calif.            1      4  25.00
141. Amrein, Nicholas - Hillsboro, Ore          1      5  20.00
142. Hohlbein, Erik - Renton, Wash.             1      6  16.67
143. Horan, Jim - Mountain View, Calif.         1      6  16.67
144. Arnold, Dave - Dublin, Calif.              1      6  16.67
145. Wilcox, John W - Kirkland, Wash.           1     13   7.69

Finals (Beginning April 1, 2010)
Pos. Name - Hometown                      #Finals Events      %
  1. Warren, Chris - Grants Pass, Ore.         10     14  71.43
  2. Black, Steven - Phoenix                   10     15  66.67
  3. Ault Jr., Thomas - Portland, Ore.          9     12  75.00
  4. Reyes, Tony E. - San Bruno, Calif.         8     11  72.73
  5. Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.       8     11  72.73
  6. Garber, Wayne - Modesto, Calif.            7     10  70.00
  7. Smith, Bryon L. - Roseburg, Ore.           7     12  58.33
  8. Frankos, Jeff - Daly City, Calif.          5      8  62.50
  9. Edwards, Rob - Vancouver, Wa               5     13  38.46
 10. Weninger, Blaine - Grapevine, Texas        4      6  66.67
 11. Beasley, Mitch - Puyallup, Wash.           4      8  50.00
 12. Husted, Corey - Milwaukie, Ore             4     12  33.33
 13. Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.          4     12  33.33
 14. Haggerty, PJ - Roseville, Calif.           4     13  30.77
 15. Thompson Jr., Gregory - Dublin, Calif.     4     13  30.77
 16. Irwin, Brian - Lakewood, Wash.             4     13  30.77
 17. Croucher, Kevin - Grants Pass, Ore.        4     13  30.77
 18. Jensen, Tyler - Ft. Worth, Texas           3      4  75.00
 19. Wodka, Dave - Chatsworth, Calif.           3      5  60.00
 20. Danielson, Mike - Portland, Ore.           3      7  42.86
 21. Porritt, Tim - Anaheim, Calif.             3      8  37.50
 22. Francis, Rick - Linden, Calif.             3     14  21.43
 23. Mack, Tim - Indianapolis                   2      2 100.00
 24. Woods Jr., Curtis - Santa Rosa, Calif.     2      2 100.00
 25. Surina, Matt - Everett, Wash.              2      2 100.00
 26. Stevens, Justin - Aiea, Hawaii             2      3  66.67
 27. Young, Corey - Steeleville, Ill.           2      3  66.67
 28. Kaczmarczyk, Fred - Martinez, Calif.       2      3  66.67
 29. Hibbitts II, Chris - Ft Worth, Texas       2      3  66.67
 30. Brady, Bob - Santa Monica, Calif.          2      3  66.67
 31. Haugen Jr., Michael - Cave Creek, Ariz.    2      3  66.67
 32. Solberg, Andy - Vancouver, Wash            2      4  50.00
 33. Okamoto, Darryl T. - Honolulu, Hawaii      2      4  50.00
 34. Packard, Ross A. - San Jose, Calif.        2      4  50.00
 35. Gregory, Derek - Sonora, Calif.            2      7  28.57
 36. Tillson, Chuck - Rohnert Park, Calif.      2      8  25.00
 37. Henderson, Kevin - Albany, Ore             2      9  22.22
 38. McElliott, Jeremy - Nampa, Idaho           2     10  20.00
 39. Eubanks, Andre - Los Angeles               2     10  20.00
 40. Teeters, Tracy A - Beaverton, Ore.         2     13  15.38
 41. Bower, Johnathan - Middletown, Pa.         1      1 100.00
 42. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.           1      1 100.00
 43. Sherman, Mason - Moorpark, Calif           1      1 100.00
 44. Wojnar, Jason - Chicago                    1      1 100.00
 45. Bohlen, Quinton - Decorah, Iowa            1      1 100.00
 46. Kulick, Kelly - Union, N.J.                1      1 100.00
 47. Faulkner, Gary E. - Norfolk, Va.           1      1 100.00
 48. DeVaney, Mike - Murrieta, Calif.           1      1 100.00
 49. Pawloski, Aaron - Volcano, Calif.          1      1 100.00
 50. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Twp.,  Mich. 1      1 100.00
 51. Robertson, Randy - Evansville, Ind.        1      1 100.00
 52. Porter, Robby - Rancho Cordova, Calif      1      1 100.00
 53. Bohn III, Parker - Jackson, N.J.           1      1 100.00
 54. Haynes, David - Las Vegas                  1      2  50.00
 55. Kokenos, Nick - St. Clair Shores, Mich.    1      2  50.00
 56. Patterson, Andy - Tyler, Texas             1      2  50.00
 57. Oatman, Billy - Chicago                    1      2  50.00
 58. Gibson, Paul - Brunswick, Ohio             1      2  50.00
 59. Floria, Vayle - Cerritos, Calif            1      2  50.00
 60. Phillips, Jim - Petaluma, Calif.           1      2  50.00
 61. Hess, Tom - Urbandale, Iowa                1      2  50.00
 62. Gollick, Tommy - Oberlin, Pa.              1      2  50.00
 63. Vanderhoef, Lee - Greenville, S.C.         1      2  50.00
 64. Miyamoto, Daniel T. - Mililani, Hawaii     1      2  50.00
 65. Rodriguez Jr., Tony - Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 1      2  50.00
 66. Husted, Dave - Milwaukie, Ore.             1      2  50.00
 67. Dacy, Clint - Keller, Texas                1      2  50.00
 68. Anthony, David - Austin, Texas             1      2  50.00
 69. Kirschner, Chris - Seattle                 1      3  33.33
 70. Archabal, Scot T - Boise, Idaho            1      3  33.33
 71. Miller, Hugh - Mercer Island, Wash.        1      3  33.33
 72. Mitamura, Scot M. - Kaneohe, Hawaii        1      3  33.33
 73. Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.         1      3  33.33
 74. Hansel, Scott - Stockton, Calif.           1      4  25.00
 75. Kunkle, Eddie - Daly City, Calif.          1      4  25.00
 76. Miller, Jason - Portland, Ore.             1      4  25.00
 77. Blansette, Allen - Napa, Calif.            1      4  25.00
 78. Olsen, Matt - Spokane, Wash.               1      5  20.00
 79. McIver, Eric - Des Moines, Wash.           1      5  20.00
 80. Hillman, Chris - Fremont, Calif.           1      5  20.00
 81. Morgan, Nick - Sacramento, Calif.          1      5  20.00
 82. Amrein, Nicholas - Hillsboro, Ore          1      5  20.00
 83. Jackson, J.T. (Action) - Tarzana, Calif.   1      6  16.67
 84. Foley, Kevin - Reno, Nev.                  1      6  16.67
 85. Hohlbein, Erik - Renton, Wash.             1      6  16.67
 86. Tehee, Jason M. - Fresno, Calif.           1      6  16.67
 87. Horan, Jim - Mountain View, Calif.         1      6  16.67
 88. Arnold, Dave - Dublin, Calif.              1      6  16.67
 89. Vazquez, Noel - Sacramento, Calif.         1      7  14.29
 90. Ahmad, Adam - Shoreline, Wash.             1      7  14.29
 91. Brown, Andrew A - Windsor, Calif.          1      7  14.29
 92. Goldstein Jr., Joe - San Bruno, Calif      1      8  12.50
 93. Aleksinski, Bob - Hillsboro, Ore.          1      8  12.50
 94. Heath, Sean D - Spokane, Wash.             1     11   9.09
 95. Wilcox, John W - Kirkland, Wash.           1     13   7.69

2010-2011 Champions
Lihue Bowling Center, Lihue, HI - Michael Haugen Jr
Schofield Bowling Center, Schofield, HI - Steven Black
Hickam Bowling Center, Hickam AFB - Tyler Jensen
Westy's Garden Lanes, Garden City, ID - Clay Rees
Bowlero Lanes, Lakewood, WA - Kelly Kulick
Mollala Bowl, Molla, OR - Shawn Copeland
Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park, CA - Mike Danielson
Secoma Lanes, Federal Way, WA - Parker Bohn III
High Dierra Lanes, Reno, NV - Steven Black
4th Street Bowl, San Jose, CA - Jeff Frankos
Harbor Lanes, Euerka, CA - Wayne Garber
Milwaukie Bowl, Milwaukie OR – Bryon Smith
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, NV - Chuck Tillison
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, NV - PJ Haggerty
Lariat Bowl, Red Bluff, CA - Tony Reyes
Tumwater Lanes, Tumwater, WA – Chris Warren
Stardust Lanes, Walla Walla, WA – Corey Husted & Dave Husted
National Bowling Stadium , Non Champions, Reno, NV – Tim Mack
National Bowling Stadium, Tri Regional Reno, NV – Jon Brandon
National Bowling Stadium, RPI – Bryon Smith



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Lil Wayne, Nelly, Reggie Bush Join Field for Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational on Super Bowl Sunday

by Bill Vint December 20, 2010 09:31

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Celebrity A-listers competed on the lanes with professional bowlers for charity last week. Hip-hop giants Lil Wayne and Nelly, along with New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush joined five PBA champions and host Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets for the third annual Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational at Riverboat Lanes on the New Orleans Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.

The pro/celebrity doubles event, which supports Paul’s charitable CP3 Foundation, will air on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. ET, for the third straight year as part of the PBA’s TV schedule.

Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour stars participating were PBA Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Norm Duke, former PBA Rookies of the Year Jason Belmonte and Rhino Page, and former PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott, all members of Storm Products Pro Staff.

The standing-room-only crowd consisted of personnel from all four branches of the military and their families from the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.

“The Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational has grown to be one of our most anticipated events every year,” said PBA Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark. “Chris and his superstar friends love bowling with our stars and the PBA is proud to partner with the Paul family on behalf of the CP3 Foundation, which continues to brighten kids’ lives.”

In the doubles competition, Weber paired with fellow St. Louis native Nelly, Duke teamed up with Lil Wayne, and Malott and Bush were an imposing pairing. Belmonte and Paul partnered in an effort to defend their title. The teams competed in a stepladder finals for the unique Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational trophy. Page took on the four celebrities in a new “Super Clash” shootout to kick off the festivities.

NBA superstar LeBron James and the PBA’s Jason Couch teamed up to win the inaugural Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational in 2008. Other celebrities who have competed in the event’s history include Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Ludacris, Lamar Woodley, Jack Del Rio and Hines Ward.

Paul founded his CP3 Foundation in 2005 as a tribute to his late grandfather and the Winston-Salem, N.C., community where he grew up and starred at Wake Forest. The foundation has provided funding for activities ranging from a scholarship program to food drives to recreational support programs for underprivileged children in both Winston-Salem and New Orleans.

Paul, an avid bowler who frequently refers to bowling as his “second-favorite sport,” is on his way to another NBA All-Star season. Both Lil Wayne and Nelly are Grammy-award winning artists with new recordings currently at the top of the Billboard charts. Former USC star Bush helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl title earlier in 2010.

“What better way to get ready for the big game on Super Bowl Sunday than watch this spectacular PBA event earlier in the day on ESPN?” Clark said. “Not only are the bowlers and celebrities great personalities, they share a love of the sport of bowling and competition at the highest level.”

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PBA Tournament of Champions Re-visited: Jim Godman Ushers in ‘Power’ Era to win in ‘69

by Jerry Schneider December 20, 2010 03:53

(Editor’s Note: One of bowling’s greatest traditions will return network television when the finals of the record $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions airs live on ABC on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. Some of the most historic moments in professional bowling took place in the PBA’s signature event. In advance of the 2011 renewal of the Tournament of Champions, the PBA is providing a look back at some of these great moments through re-release of selected tournament summaries exactly as they were distributed by PBA’s media relations staff in years past. Below is a trip back in time as we re-visit the 1969 Tournament of Champions won by ‘power player’ pioneer Jim Godman.)

$100,000 FIRESTONE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Riviera Lanes, Akron, Ohio, Apr 1-5, 1969

Power was the name of the game in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

JIM GODMAN is the name of the champion. The 23-year-old Godman started strong and finished stronger as he won professional bowling's richest prize, $25,000, at the Riviera Lanes in Akron, Ohio.

Power . . . Godman was a respectable eighth after the first day of the tournament.

Power . . . Godman registered a sensational 20-4-0 record in match play, including 13 straight wins, which gave him a 170-pin margin over his nearest rival and seeded him No. 1 in the finals.

Power . . . Godman exploded for seven straight strikes in the title match and registered an awesome 266 to gain bowling's most coveted crown.

Godman told newsmen, "It was the biggest thrill of my life. I just had to do what I had been doing all year . . . throwing the ball hard and keeping a good tight line."

Godman; Dave Soutar; Jim Stefanich; Wayne Zahn, and Don Johnson were the five who made it into the nationally televised finals, and they were seeded in that order. Johnson, who had been runnerup in 1967 and 1968, fell behind Zahn's opening five strikes and lost, 258-193.

Zahn next ran into Stefanich and in one of the most tense games ever staged in a PBA playoff, they went into the 10th frame with Zahn a pin ahead. Stefanich struck in the ninth and 10th and finished with a spare for 237. Zahn needed only nine to tie, a strike to win. A leave of four pins was difficult to believe and Stefanich was the winner, 237-234.

Against Soutar, Stefanich finished with four in a row and Soutar left a 4-7-9-10 split for the $25,000-on-the-line finale. Stefanich appeared zeroed in and the consensus of the experts in attendance favored the Joliet Jolter by a slight margin over Godman, who had been waiting nervously for the completion of the three playoff games.

Godman changed their thinking quickly. Smoking every ball, he started with a turkey. He added three more and was halfway home to the big one. He added a strike in the seventh, but a pin up in the eighth stopped the string. But it was over ---- Stefanich's respectable 228 was no match. Godman, who had missed the finals just the year before by 32 pins, was the happiest guy in the universe.

The tournament was frustration for some others. Defending Firestone champion Dave Davis exited after missing the 24-man finals field, and Dick Weber, who was at or near the top throughout the early going, finished in sixth place. The biggest block of the tournament was an 1,858 turned in Thursday afternoon by left-hander Don Glover. Earl Johnson thrilled a big opening day crowd with a perfect game.

It was a typically great Tournament of Champions week, probably the best in the five-year history of the tournament.

THE FINALS

Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount

1, Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif., 266 (1 game), $25,000

2, Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill., 692 (3 games), 12,500

3, Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif., 201 (1 game), 6,500

4, Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz., 492 (2 games), 3,500

5, Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind., 193 (1 game), 2,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Zahn defeated Johnson, 258-193; Stefanich defeated Zahn, 237-234; Stefanich defeated Soutar, 227-201; and in the championship game Godman defeated Stefanich, 266-228.

48-GAME TOTALS

Name, City/State Pins WLT+ Tot Amt

1, Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif., 10,475, 20-4-0, 1,000, 11,475

2, Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif.,10,405, 18-6-0, 900, 11,305

3, Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill., 10,368, 17-7-0, 850, 11,218

4, Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz., 10,412, 14-10-0, 700, 11,112

5, Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind., 10,360, 15-9-0, 750, 11,110

*6, Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo., 10,282, 12-12-0, 600, 10,882, $2,050

7, Tommy Tuttle, King, N. C., 10,152, 14-10-0, 700, 10,852, 1,700

8, Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo., 10,200, 11-12-1, 575, 10,775, 1,600

9, Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind., 10,064, 13-11-0, 650, 10,714, 1,500

10, Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif., 10,009, 14-10-0, 700, 10,709, 1,450

11, Johnny Guenther, Fresno, Calif., 10,184, 10-14-0, 500, 10,684, 1,400

12, Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif., 10,154, 9-15-0, 450, 10,604, 1,375

13, Billy Welu, St. Louis, Mo., 9,910, 13-10-1, 675, 10,585, 1,350

14, Ralph Engan, Monsey, N. Y., 9,883, 13-10-1, 675, 10,558, 1,325

15, Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif., 9,987, 10-13-1, 525, 10,512, 1,300

16, Mike Limongello, N. Babylon, N. Y., 9,954, 11-13-0, 550, 10,504, 1,275

17, Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz., 10,070, 8-15-1, 425, 10,495, 1,250

18, Mike Durbin, Burbank, Calif., 9,992, 10-14-0, 500, 10,492, 1,225

19, George Howard, Kalamazoo, Mich., 9,810, 13-11-0, 650, 10,460, 1,200

20, Don McCune, Munster, Ind., 9,931, 9-15-0, 450, 10,381, 1,175,

21, Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif., 9,898, 8-15-1, 425, 10,323, 1,150

**22, Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn., 9,981, 5-19-0, 250, 10,231, 1,125

23, Billy Hardwick, Louisville, Ky., 9,703, 10-14-0, 500, 10,202, 1,100

*24, Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif. (includes 67 pin penalty)

9,712, 8-16-0, 400, 10,045, 1,037.50

25, Bob Strampe, Detroit, Mich. (32 games)

(Baca penalized 67 pins for alternate switch with Bob Strampe and split prize money.)

6,469 0-0-0, 0, 6,469, 1,037.50

24-GAME TOTALS

Pos. Name, City/State Total Amount

26, Fred Lening, Yardley, Pa., 4,909, $1,037.50

27, Glenn Allison, Los Angeles, Calif., 4,901, 1,000

28, Les Schissler, Denver, Colo., 4,888, 1,000

29, Dave Davis, Phoenix, Ariz., 4,883, 1,000

30, Carmen Salvino, Chicago, Ill., and Harry Smith, Fresno, Calif., 4,857, 1,000

32, Vern Downing, San Francisco, Calif., 4,856, 1,000

33, Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo., 4,841, 1,000

34, Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wisc., 4,827, 1,000

35, Al Savas, Milwaukee, Wisc., 4,808, 1,000

36, Joe Joseph, Lansing, Mich., 4,797, 1,000

37, Mike McGrath, El Cerrito, Calif., 4,789, 1,000

38, Bill Tucker, Louisville, Ky., 4,762, 1,000

39, Lou Scalia, Hollywood Fla., 4,758, 1,000

40, Buzz Fazio, Delton, Mich., 4,757, 1,000

41, Don Carter, Tarzana, Calif., 4,748, 1,000

42, Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo., 4,740, 1,000

43, Billy Golembiewski, Detroit, Mich., 4,732, 1,000

44, Teata Semiz, River Edge, N. J., 4,699, 1,000

45, Bill Allen, Fresno, Calif., 4,680, 1,000

46, Butch Gearhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 4,628, 1,000

47, Skee Foremsky, El Paso, Tex., 4,612, 1,000

48, Johnny Meyer, Setauket, N. Y., 4,524, 1,000

Pro-Am Cashers ($100)-Sam Baca. ($50)-Harry Smith, Mike Durbin, Dick Weber and Jim Stefanich. Qualifying Leader-Weber, 5288. 24th Low-Engan, 4914. *Alternates. **Received $100 for 300 game.

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