PBA East Region Senior Leaders through March 9, 2008

by PBA Editor March 8, 2008 19:00
2007-2008 Points
Pos. Name - Hometown                       #Events  Points
  1. Maccarone, Sam - Glassboro, N.J.            6  99,567
  2. Kavanaugh, Robert J - Clifton Park, N.Y.    7  84,439
  3. Fedden, Chris - Albany, N.Y.                7  79,637
  4. Pappas, George (ss) - Charlotte, N.C.       5  78,379
  5. Shultis, Gary - Levittown, N.Y.             6  63,822
  6. Danyo Sr., Pete - Toms River, N.J.          5  57,113
  7. Tripp, Steve - Garwood, N.J.                4  55,604
  8. Brodowski, Thomas - New Hyde Park, N.Y.     5  53,923
  9. Kneas, David - Annapolis, Md.               7  49,118
 10. Bohner, Robert (ss) - Milton, Pa.           7  46,441
 11. Smith, Stan - Canada                        7  44,991
 12. Lessar, Michael G. - Naples, N.Y.           5  42,168
 13. Petraglia, John F. - Manalapan, N.J.        2  40,963
 14. Henry, Michael - Brunswick, Ohio            3  39,617
 15. Lickliter, Steve - Beckley, W Va.           4  36,512
 16. Argenbright, Bill - Fisherville, Va.        6  34,550
 17. Bucey, Richard (ss) - Forest Hill, Md       5  34,518
 18. Hastings, Michael A - Georgetown, Del       4  34,314
 19. Bryan, Pete - Laurel, Del.                  5  33,637
 20. Ivey, Larry - Berwick, Pa                   3  32,969
 21. Quinn, Kevin - Bordertown, N.J.             3  31,590
 22. Rottengen, Greg O. (ss) - Washington, N.J.  4  31,538
 23. Ferraro, Steve - Kingston, N.Y.             4  31,016
 24. Sliwinski, Thomas - Reynoldsville, Pa.      6  30,748
 25. Goldenberg, David - Brooklyn, N.Y.          4  28,001
 26. Glover, Mark - Woodbridge, Va               2  27,036
 27. Clouser, Michael - Ephrata, Pa              6  26,466
 28. Anderson, Andy (ss) - Falls Church, Va      7  26,305
 29. Stein, Steve - Staten Island, N.Y.          5  26,243
 30. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa              5  25,897
 31. Sirbaugh, Saunie (ss) - Stephenson, Va.     5  25,650
 32. Caruso, Bob - Dayton, N.J.                  5  25,356
 33. Hannahs, Ted - Zanesville, Ohio             1  25,000
 34. Parisi, Pat (ss) - Jamestown, N.Y.          5  24,386
 35. Di Santis, John - Wilmington, Del.          6  24,269
 36. Buco, Edward E. (ss) - Berlin, Md.          7  22,723
 37. Bierch, Brendan V. - Grafton, Mass.         5  22,702
 38. Jacobs, Darryl - Harrisburg, Pa             4  22,493
 39. Jones, Mark - Manchester, Md                4  22,109
 40. Semiz, Teata (ss) - North Brunswick, N.J.   3  21,054
 41. Shuck, Jim - Huntingdon, Pa.                4  21,000
 42. Yadanza, Tom - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.       3  20,949
 43. Keenan Jr., William E. (ss) - Orlando, Fla  3  19,520
 44. Troup, Guppy - Taylorsville, N.C.           1  19,249
 45. Gallo Jr., Frank - Newport News, Va.        2  18,880
 46. Harkenreader, Gary - White Haven, Pa.       2  18,821
 47. Donovan, Paul - Pen Argyl, Pa               5  18,649
 48. Ferreira, Fred - Kings Park, N.Y.           3  17,840
 49. Thompson, William - Jamestown, N.Y.         3  17,797
 50. Ireland, Bill - Absecon, N.J.               5  17,739
 51. Roth, Mark - Fulton, N.Y.                   1  17,332
 52. Nesbit, Richard - Pittsburgh                4  17,306
 53. Smith, Andrew - Colonie, N.Y.               5  17,221
 54. McDonald, Ross - Clarksville, Md.           4  17,137
 55. Langkam Jr, Earl - Toppa, Md                6  15,111
 56. Brower, Michael - Amsterdam, N.Y.           4  15,007
 57. Perrotta, Sam (ss) - Lincoln Park, N.J.     4  14,986
 58. Stuntz, Gordon - Hellertown, Pa             4  14,786
 59. Holmes, Richard - Luray, Va.                1  14,143
 60. Mazzanti Jr., Vince - Levittown, Pa.        3  13,699
 61. Fiscello, Frank - Bloomfield, N.J.          3  13,616
 62. Plessinger, Jim - York, Pa.                 5  12,842
 63. Danch, William - Dubois, Pa.                4  12,832
 64. Cashell, Rick - Dedham, Mass.               4  12,736
 65. Juliano, Charlie - Batavia, N.Y.            4  12,639
 66. Bettasso, Dan - Mentor, Ohio                2  12,584
 67. Glick, Ron - Morganville, N.J.              5  12,424
 68. Busch Sr., Paul W. (ss) - Dover, Del.       4  12,307
 69. Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio                1  12,212
 70. Oakes, Bob - Akron, Ohio                    2  11,989
 71. Sannie, Gary M - Hazelton, Pa.              2  11,237
 72. Dorsey, Tony - Columbia, Md.                3  10,731
 73. Strausbaugh, John - Bellefonte, Pa.         2  10,596
 74. Hagen, L. Duane - Franklin, VA              3  10,592
 75. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.            1  10,397
 76. Kauble, Timothy W. - Marion, Ohio           1  10,397
 77. Smith, Gregory V. - Baltimore               5  10,396
 78. Martin, Timothy J - Hughesville, Pa         3  10,322
 79. Earnst, Charlie - Spring Grove, Pa.         4   9,994
 80. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Township, Mi  1   9,822
 81. Corcuera, Tom (ss) - Amsterdam, N.Y.        4   9,758
 82. Ippolito, Andy - Forest Hills, N.Y.         3   9,630
 83. Peak Sr., Johnie E. - Hyattesville, Md.     5   9,393
 84. Bush, Herman - Abingdon, Md.                4   9,334
 85. Van Hees, Kelly (ss) - Newport, R.I.        2   9,260
 86. Walker, Burdette (ss) - Rockwood, Pa.       2   9,124
 87. Anderson, Bill J. - Groton, N.Y.            3   8,509
 88. Rogers, Robert B. - Brick, N.J.             2   8,467
 89. Smith, Donald J - Hanover, Pa               3   8,440
 90. Nardozza, Richard (ss) - Clearfield, Pa.    2   8,319
 91. Dangel, Butch (ss) - Maspeth, N.Y.          1   8,096
 92. Arrant, David H. - Asheville, N.C.          2   7,277
 93. Crespo, Carlos M. (ss) - Harrisburg, Pa.    3   7,241
 94. Davis, Elmer B. - New Bloomfield, Pa.       3   6,993
 95. Tweed Sr., Michael - Camp Hill, Pa.         3   6,660
 96. Levin, Robert E - Fairfax, Va.              3   6,502
 97. Stalnaker, Joseph - Alderson, W.V.          3   6,298
 98. Bernard, Cregg - Jamestown, N.Y.            2   6,158
 99. Raymond, Cecil E. (ss) - Sicklerville, N.J  1   6,145
100. Jaworski, Dennis - Bellefonte, Pa           2   6,096
101. Bartlett, Steve - Bradford, Pa.             2   6,038
102. Palmer, Walter H. - Staten Island, N.Y.     2   5,606
103. Bova, Steve - Massapequa, N.Y.              2   5,592
104. Venditto, Richard - Ocean, N.J.             1   5,509
105. Ennis, George J. - California, Md.          2   5,487
106. Csuhta, Dale - Wadsworth, Ohio              1   5,322
107. Tuccitto Jr., Frank M. (ss) - Southington,  3   5,278
108. Stoyko, Michael A. (ss) - Whippany, N.J.    2   5,268
109. Blough, Henry (ss) - Elizabethtown, Pa.     1   5,152
110. Piripavel, W. Gary - Bethlehem, Pa.         1   5,105
111. Sarazin, Roger - Ottawa, Ontario            2   5,024
112. Lukacs, Ernest - Manville, N.J.             1   4,844
113. Daner, David (ss) - Berlin, N.J.            2   4,719
114. Carr, Donny - Hyattsville, Md.              1   4,705
115. Carter, Bobby - Hollywood, Md               1   4,574
116. Friedman, Gary M. (ss) - Farmingdale, N.Y.  2   4,499
117. Kohler, Keven - Hampton, N.J.               2   4,337
118. Milliken, Dowell (ss) - Lake Grove, N.Y.    1   4,280
119. Bellantoni, Tony (ss) - White Plains, N.Y.  2   4,277
120. Amato, Dennis (ss) - Montville, N.J.        2   4,159
121. Mattera, Salvatore G (ss) - Nesconset, N.Y  2   4,115
122. Slenker, Dane - York, Pa.                   2   3,997
123. Ducharme, Rene (ss) - Port Matilda, Pa      1   3,993
124. Shelton, Robert H (ss) - Goldvien, Va       2   3,985
125. Neumann, William - Rensselaer, NY           1   3,935
126. Mose', William - Piscataway, N.J.           2   3,882
127. Reynolds, Keith - Elmira, N.Y.              1   3,825
128. Michalojko, Robert - Pittsburgh             1   3,721
129. McClure, John - Maumee, Ohio                1   3,623
130. Kupelian, Paul (ss) - Constantia, N.Y.      2   3,618
131. Graybeal, Larry (ss) - Elizabethton, Tenn.  1   3,600
132. Llaneza, Michael - Columbus, Ohio           1   3,530
133. Fairchild Jr., Chuck - New Canton, Va       2   3,446
134. Hayes Jr, Oakley H - Addison, N.Y.          1   3,441
135. Sedar, Paul - Parma Heights, Ohio           1   3,357
136. Hout, Herbert - N.Tonawanda, N.Y.           1   3,317
137. Pearsall, Robert - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.   1   3,238
138. Muzzy, Joe - Lakewood, N.Y.                 1   3,200
139. Bibbens, Wayne - Weedsport, N.Y.            1   3,127
140. Ragnoni, Jim (ss) - Creston, Ohio           1   3,092
141. Gagnon, Ed - Fall River, Mass.              1   3,057
142. Reyngoudt, Leonard - Catskill, N.Y.         1   2,990
143. Michael Sr, Bill - Bowie, Md                1   2,895
144. Ginsberg, Norm - Kissimmee, Fla.            1   2,806
145. Smith, Mike - Alexandria, Va                1   2,669
146. Breeden, Garry - Manassas, Va               1   2,568
147. Verni, Frank - Brewerton, N.Y.              1   2,497
148. Kirstein, Mitch - Manalapan, N.J.           1   2,452
149. Wilhelm, Greg R. - Stafford, Va.            1   2,345
150. Crozier, Ken (ss) - Big Flats, N.Y.         1   2,248
151. Nealer, James - Rochester Mills, Pa.        1   2,211
152. Maloof, John - Park Hall, Md.               1   2,175
153. Lynch, Frank M. (ss) - Hammonton, N.J.      1   2,175
154. Randler Jr, Win - Elizabethtown, Pa         1   2,108
155. Malizia, John T. - New Castle, Pa.          1   2,108
156. Cloud, John (ss) - Winston Salem, N.C.      1   2,045
157. Tagliaferro, Carl - Ringwood, N.J.          1   2,014
158. Landess, Dick (ss) - Canandaigua, N.Y.      1   2,014
159. Johnson, Martin M - California, Md          1   1,941
160. Brown Jr, Clifton - Baltimore               1   1,941
161. Venezio, Joseph (ss) - Whiting, N.J.        1   1,927
162. Ellis, Albert T - Baltimore                 1   1,900
163. DeGarmo Jr, Donald P - Saylorsburg, Pa      1   1,873
164. Smith, Gary A. (ss) - Chesapeake, Va.       1   1,873
165. Smith III, Gene - Brick N.J.                1   1,822
166. Thompson, Bobby - Virginia Beach, Va.       1   1,774
167. Holden, Rich (ss) - Chinchilla, Pa.         1   1,774
168. Hall  Sr., Bobby (ss) - Landover, Md.       1   1,751
169. Serbe, Bob (ss) - Hazlet, N.J.              1   1,751
170. Vickus, Helmut - Boyertown, Pa.             1   1,728
171. Bachetti, John - Milford, Pa                1   1,706
172. Polce III, Tino - Belmar, N.J.              1   1,706
173. Wheeler, Gil - Laurel, Md.                  1   1,684
174. Pruett, Glenn T. - Bethpage, N.Y.           1   1,622
175. Fordin, Mark - Oceanside, N.Y.              1   1,564
176. Walston, Charles J. - Brooklyn Park, Md.    1   1,528
177. Hagan, Thomas - Leonardtown, Md.            1   1,511
178. Roberts Jr., James - Columbia, Md.          1   1,477
179. Boden Sr, Lawrence - Hollywood, Md          1   1,461
180. Eckes, Thomas L - Ellicott, Md              1   1,445
Earnings 
Pos.  Name - Hometown                         #Events    Earnings
  1. Maccarone, Sam - Glassboro, N.J.              6   $4,800.00
  2. Fedden, Chris - Albany, N.Y.                  7   $3,850.00
  3. Pappas, George (ss) - Charlotte, N.C.         5   $3,775.00
  4. Kavanaugh, Robert J - Clifton Park, N.Y.      7   $3,625.00
  5. Tripp, Steve - Garwood, N.J.                  4   $3,400.00
  6. Shultis, Gary - Levittown, N.Y.               6   $3,050.00
  7. Danyo Sr., Pete - Toms River, N.J.            5   $2,700.00
  8. Brodowski, Thomas - New Hyde Park, N.Y.       5   $2,550.00
  9. Kneas, David - Annapolis, Md.                 7   $2,350.00
 10. Lessar, Michael G. - Naples, N.Y.             5   $2,300.00
 11. Bohner, Robert (ss) - Milton, Pa.             7   $2,100.00
 12. Petraglia, John F. - Manalapan, N.J.          2   $1,900.00
 13. Rottengen, Greg O. (ss) - Washington, N.J.    4   $1,750.00
 14. Lickliter, Steve - Beckley, W Va.             4   $1,750.00
 15. Henry, Michael - Brunswick, Ohio              3   $1,750.00
 16. Hannahs, Ted - Zanesville, Ohio               1   $1,700.00
 17. Smith, Stan - Canada                          7   $1,600.00
 18. Quinn, Kevin - Bordertown, N.J.               3   $1,550.00
 19. Bryan, Pete - Laurel, Del.                    5   $1,550.00
 20. Glover, Mark - Woodbridge, Va                 2   $1,400.00
 21. Argenbright, Bill - Fisherville, Va.          6   $1,400.00
 22. Ivey, Larry - Berwick, Pa                     3   $1,350.00
 23. Sliwinski, Thomas - Reynoldsville, Pa.        6   $1,350.00
 24. Hastings, Michael A - Georgetown, Del         4   $1,300.00
 25. Bucey, Richard (ss) - Forest Hill, Md         5   $1,250.00
 26. Yadanza, Tom - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.         3   $1,200.00
 27. Keenan Jr., William E. (ss) - Orlando, Fla    3   $1,150.00
 28. Sirbaugh, Saunie (ss) - Stephenson, Va.       5   $1,150.00
 29. Ferraro, Steve - Kingston, N.Y.               4   $1,100.00
 30. Parisi, Pat (ss) - Jamestown, N.Y.            5   $1,050.00
 31. Harkenreader, Gary - White Haven, Pa.         2   $1,000.00
 32. Gallo Jr., Frank - Newport News, Va.          2   $1,000.00
 33. Semiz, Teata (ss) - North Brunswick, N.J.     3   $1,000.00
 34. Goldenberg, David - Brooklyn, N.Y.            4   $1,000.00
 35. Jones, Mark - Manchester, Md                  4     $950.00
 36. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa                5     $900.00
 37. Jacobs, Darryl - Harrisburg, Pa               4     $900.00
 38. Clouser, Michael - Ephrata, Pa                6     $900.00
 39. Di Santis, John - Wilmington, Del.            6     $900.00
 40. Shuck, Jim - Huntingdon, Pa.                  4     $900.00
 41. Ferreira, Fred - Kings Park, N.Y.             3     $900.00
 42. Caruso, Bob - Dayton, N.J.                    5     $900.00
 43. Bierch, Brendan V. - Grafton, Mass.           5     $900.00
 44. Sannie, Gary M - Hazelton, Pa.                2     $800.00
 45. Strausbaugh, John - Bellefonte, Pa.           2     $800.00
 46. McDonald, Ross - Clarksville, Md.             4     $800.00
 47. Mazzanti Jr., Vince - Levittown, Pa.          3     $800.00
 48. Troup, Guppy - Taylorsville, N.C.             1     $750.00
 49. Roth, Mark - Fulton, N.Y.                     1     $750.00
 50. Holmes, Richard - Luray, Va.                  1     $650.00
 51. Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio                  1     $600.00
 52. Stein, Steve - Staten Island, N.Y.            5     $600.00
 53. Thompson, William - Jamestown, N.Y.           3     $550.00
 54. Nesbit, Richard - Pittsburgh                  4     $550.00
 55. Dangel, Butch (ss) - Maspeth, N.Y.            1     $550.00
 56. Donovan, Paul - Pen Argyl, Pa                 5     $500.00
 57. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.              1     $500.00
 58. Oakes, Bob - Akron, Ohio                      2     $500.00
 59. Anderson, Andy (ss) - Falls Church, Va        7     $500.00
 60. Fiscello, Frank - Bloomfield, N.J.            3     $500.00
 61. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Township, Mi    1     $500.00
 62. Nardozza, Richard (ss) - Clearfield, Pa.      2     $500.00
 63. Kauble, Timothy W. - Marion, Ohio             1     $500.00
 64. Busch Sr., Paul W. (ss) - Dover, Del.         4     $500.00
 65. Bettasso, Dan - Mentor, Ohio                  2     $500.00
 66. Csuhta, Dale - Wadsworth, Ohio                1     $400.00
 67. Ireland, Bill - Absecon, N.J.                 5     $400.00
 68. Stuntz, Gordon - Hellertown, Pa               4     $400.00
 69. Carter, Bobby - Hollywood, Md                 1     $400.00
 70. Lukacs, Ernest - Manville, N.J.               1     $400.00
 71. Venditto, Richard - Ocean, N.J.               1     $400.00
 72. Dorsey, Tony - Columbia, Md.                  3     $400.00
 73. Raymond, Cecil E. (ss) - Sicklerville, N.J    1     $400.00
 74. Walker, Burdette (ss) - Rockwood, Pa.         2     $400.00
 75. Van Hees, Kelly (ss) - Newport, R.I.          2     $400.00
 76. Rogers, Robert B. - Brick, N.J.               2     $400.00
 77. Perrotta, Sam (ss) - Lincoln Park, N.J.       4     $400.00
 78. Ippolito, Andy - Forest Hills, N.Y.           3     $400.00
 79. Carr, Donny - Hyattsville, Md.                1     $400.00
 80. Buco, Edward E. (ss) - Berlin, Md.            7     $400.00
 81. Blough, Henry (ss) - Elizabethtown, Pa.       1     $400.00
 82. Arrant, David H. - Asheville, N.C.            2     $400.00
 83. Milliken, Dowell (ss) - Lake Grove, N.Y.      1     $250.00
 84. Graybeal, Larry (ss) - Elizabethton, Tenn.    1     $250.00
Average (minimum 24 games)
Pos.  Name - Hometown                          #Games Average
  1. Henry, Michael - Brunswick, Ohio             40 224.43
  2. Petraglia, John F. - Manalapan, N.J.         33 223.24
  3. Lickliter, Steve - Beckley, W Va.            44 221.02
  4. Maccarone, Sam - Glassboro, N.J.             91 220.87
  5. Tripp, Steve - Garwood, N.J.                 51 219.00
  6. Shultis, Gary - Levittown, N.Y.              66 217.76
  7. Harkenreader, Gary - White Haven, Pa.        24 217.29
  8. Glover, Mark - Woodbridge, Va                24 214.17
  9. Kavanaugh, Robert J - Clifton Park, N.Y.     93 213.90
 10. Bryan, Pete - Laurel, Del.                   52 212.13
 11. Pappas, George (ss) - Charlotte, N.C.        68 212.09
 12. Jones, Mark - Manchester, Md                 36 212.06
 13. Shuck, Jim - Huntingdon, Pa.                 35 211.54
 14. Brodowski, Thomas - New Hyde Park, N.Y.      61 210.39
 15. Fedden, Chris - Albany, N.Y.                 82 210.23
 16. Hastings, Michael A - Georgetown, Del        45 209.73
 17. Danyo Sr., Pete - Toms River, N.J.           57 208.81
 18. Keenan Jr., William E. (ss) - Orlando, Fla   29 208.28
 19. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa               44 208.16
 20. Bucey, Richard (ss) - Forest Hill, Md        54 207.35
 21. Ferraro, Steve - Kingston, N.Y.              35 207.11
 22. Kneas, David - Annapolis, Md.                68 207.00
 23. Rottengen, Greg O. (ss) - Washington, N.J.   41 206.88
 24. Ivey, Larry - Berwick, Pa                    38 206.29
 25. Lessar, Michael G. - Naples, N.Y.            46 205.30
 26. Quinn, Kevin - Bordertown, N.J.              35 205.14
 27. Jacobs, Darryl - Harrisburg, Pa              37 204.68
 28. Semiz, Teata (ss) - North Brunswick, N.J.    30 204.03
 29. Caruso, Bob - Dayton, N.J.                   44 204.00
 30. Fiscello, Frank - Bloomfield, N.J.           28 203.96
 31. Smith, Andrew - Colonie, N.Y.                40 203.95
 32. Sirbaugh, Saunie (ss) - Stephenson, Va.      40 203.68
 33. Ferreira, Fred - Kings Park, N.Y.            27 203.22
 34. Yadanza, Tom - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.        24 203.21
 35. Stuntz, Gordon - Hellertown, Pa              32 203.16
 36. Argenbright, Bill - Fisherville, Va.         54 202.69
 37. Bohner, Robert (ss) - Milton, Pa.            71 202.66
 38. Stein, Steve - Staten Island, N.Y.           46 202.07
 39. Perrotta, Sam (ss) - Lincoln Park, N.J.      32 201.88
 40. Mazzanti Jr., Vince - Levittown, Pa.         24 201.50
 41. McDonald, Ross - Clarksville, Md.            32 201.34
 42. Nesbit, Richard - Pittsburgh                 35 201.09
 43. Smith, Stan - Canada                         65 199.98
 44. Dorsey, Tony - Columbia, Md.                 24 199.71
 45. Ireland, Bill - Absecon, N.J.                40 199.45
 46. Parisi, Pat (ss) - Jamestown, N.Y.           40 198.60
 47. Hagen, L. Duane - Franklin, VA               24 198.21
 48. Thompson, William - Jamestown, N.Y.          28 197.89
 49. Goldenberg, David - Brooklyn, N.Y.           41 197.85
 50. Smith, Donald J - Hanover, Pa                24 197.79
 51. Anderson, Andy (ss) - Falls Church, Va       59 197.54
 52. Di Santis, John - Wilmington, Del.           51 197.49
 53. Earnst, Charlie - Spring Grove, Pa.          32 196.97
 54. Sliwinski, Thomas - Reynoldsville, Pa.       52 196.67
 55. Ippolito, Andy - Forest Hills, N.Y.          24 196.38
 56. Crespo, Carlos M. (ss) - Harrisburg, Pa.     24 195.29
 57. Cashell, Rick - Dedham, Mass.                32 195.19
 58. Busch Sr., Paul W. (ss) - Dover, Del.        32 194.78
 59. Clouser, Michael - Ephrata, Pa               51 194.43
 60. Bierch, Brendan V. - Grafton, Mass.          45 194.04
 61. Anderson, Bill J. - Groton, N.Y.             24 192.38
 62. Tweed Sr., Michael - Camp Hill, Pa.          24 192.17
 63. Plessinger, Jim - York, Pa.                  40 191.70
 64. Brower, Michael - Amsterdam, N.Y.            32 191.69
 65. Glick, Ron - Morganville, N.J.               40 190.78
 66. Buco, Edward E. (ss) - Berlin, Md.           56 190.77
 67. Langkam Jr, Earl - Toppa, Md                 48 190.56
 68. Davis, Elmer B. - New Bloomfield, Pa.        24 190.38
 69. Martin, Timothy J - Hughesville, Pa          24 189.38
 70. Donovan, Paul - Pen Argyl, Pa                45 189.29
 71. Danch, William - Dubois, Pa.                 32 189.00
 72. Stalnaker, Joseph - Alderson, W.V.           24 188.29
 73. Bush, Herman - Abingdon, Md.                 32 187.19
 74. Smith, Gregory V. - Baltimore                40 184.05
 75. Juliano, Charlie - Batavia, N.Y.             32 183.06
 76. Levin, Robert E - Fairfax, Va.               24 178.42
 77. Peak Sr., Johnie E. - Hyattesville, Md.      40 176.60
 78. Corcuera, Tom (ss) - Amsterdam, N.Y.         32 171.56
 79. Tuccitto Jr., Frank M. (ss) - Southington,   24 169.33
Cashes
Pos.  Name - Hometown                      #Cashes Events      %
  1. Maccarone, Sam - Glassboro, N.J.           6      6 100.00
  2. Kavanaugh, Robert J - Clifton Park, N.Y.   6      7  85.71
  3. Fedden, Chris - Albany, N.Y.               6      7  85.71
  4. Shultis, Gary - Levittown, N.Y.            5      6  83.33
  5. Kneas, David - Annapolis, Md.              5      7  71.43
  6. Bohner, Robert (ss) - Milton, Pa.          5      7  71.43
  7. Tripp, Steve - Garwood, N.J.               4      4 100.00
  8. Rottengen, Greg O. (ss) - Washington, N.J. 4      4 100.00
  9. Brodowski, Thomas - New Hyde Park, N.Y.    4      5  80.00
 10. Sirbaugh, Saunie (ss) - Stephenson, Va.    4      5  80.00
 11. Pappas, George (ss) - Charlotte, N.C.      4      5  80.00
 12. Quinn, Kevin - Bordertown, N.J.            3      3 100.00
 13. Keenan Jr., William E. (ss) - Orlando, Fla 3      3 100.00
 14. Yadanza, Tom - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.      3      3 100.00
 15. Henry, Michael - Brunswick, Ohio           3      3 100.00
 16. Lickliter, Steve - Beckley, W Va.          3      4  75.00
 17. Parisi, Pat (ss) - Jamestown, N.Y.         3      5  60.00
 18. Lessar, Michael G. - Naples, N.Y.          3      5  60.00
 19. Danyo Sr., Pete - Toms River, N.J.         3      5  60.00
 20. Bryan, Pete - Laurel, Del.                 3      5  60.00
 21. Sliwinski, Thomas - Reynoldsville, Pa.     3      6  50.00
 22. Argenbright, Bill - Fisherville, Va.       3      6  50.00
 23. Glover, Mark - Woodbridge, Va              2      2 100.00
 24. Sannie, Gary M - Hazelton, Pa.             2      2 100.00
 25. Harkenreader, Gary - White Haven, Pa.      2      2 100.00
 26. Gallo Jr., Frank - Newport News, Va.       2      2 100.00
 27. Strausbaugh, John - Bellefonte, Pa.        2      2 100.00
 28. Petraglia, John F. - Manalapan, N.J.       2      2 100.00
 29. Nardozza, Richard (ss) - Clearfield, Pa.   2      2 100.00
 30. Ivey, Larry - Berwick, Pa                  2      3  66.67
 31. Semiz, Teata (ss) - North Brunswick, N.J.  2      3  66.67
 32. Mazzanti Jr., Vince - Levittown, Pa.       2      3  66.67
 33. Ferreira, Fred - Kings Park, N.Y.          2      3  66.67
 34. Ferraro, Steve - Kingston, N.Y.            2      4  50.00
 35. Jacobs, Darryl - Harrisburg, Pa            2      4  50.00
 36. Hastings, Michael A - Georgetown, Del      2      4  50.00
 37. Jones, Mark - Manchester, Md               2      4  50.00
 38. Shuck, Jim - Huntingdon, Pa.               2      4  50.00
 39. McDonald, Ross - Clarksville, Md.          2      4  50.00
 40. Busch Sr., Paul W. (ss) - Dover, Del.      2      4  50.00
 41. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa             2      5  40.00
 42. Bucey, Richard (ss) - Forest Hill, Md      2      5  40.00
 43. Caruso, Bob - Dayton, N.J.                 2      5  40.00
 44. Bierch, Brendan V. - Grafton, Mass.        2      5  40.00
 45. Clouser, Michael - Ephrata, Pa             2      6  33.33
 46. Di Santis, John - Wilmington, Del.         2      6  33.33
 47. Csuhta, Dale - Wadsworth, Ohio             1      1 100.00
 48. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.           1      1 100.00
 49. Carter, Bobby - Hollywood, Md              1      1 100.00
 50. Lukacs, Ernest - Manville, N.J.            1      1 100.00
 51. Venditto, Richard - Ocean, N.J.            1      1 100.00
 52. Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio               1      1 100.00
 53. Raymond, Cecil E. (ss) - Sicklerville, N.J 1      1 100.00
 54. Troup, Guppy - Taylorsville, N.C.          1      1 100.00
 55. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Township, Mi 1      1 100.00
 56. Roth, Mark - Fulton, N.Y.                  1      1 100.00
 57. Milliken, Dowell (ss) - Lake Grove, N.Y.   1      1 100.00
 58. Kauble, Timothy W. - Marion, Ohio          1      1 100.00
 59. Holmes, Richard - Luray, Va.               1      1 100.00
 60. Hannahs, Ted - Zanesville, Ohio            1      1 100.00
 61. Graybeal, Larry (ss) - Elizabethton, Tenn. 1      1 100.00
 62. Dangel, Butch (ss) - Maspeth, N.Y.         1      1 100.00
 63. Carr, Donny - Hyattsville, Md.             1      1 100.00
 64. Blough, Henry (ss) - Elizabethtown, Pa.    1      1 100.00
 65. Oakes, Bob - Akron, Ohio                   1      2  50.00
 66. Walker, Burdette (ss) - Rockwood, Pa.      1      2  50.00
 67. Van Hees, Kelly (ss) - Newport, R.I.       1      2  50.00
 68. Rogers, Robert B. - Brick, N.J.            1      2  50.00
 69. Bettasso, Dan - Mentor, Ohio               1      2  50.00
 70. Arrant, David H. - Asheville, N.C.         1      2  50.00
 71. Dorsey, Tony - Columbia, Md.               1      3  33.33
 72. Fiscello, Frank - Bloomfield, N.J.         1      3  33.33
 73. Thompson, William - Jamestown, N.Y.        1      3  33.33
 74. Ippolito, Andy - Forest Hills, N.Y.        1      3  33.33
 75. Stuntz, Gordon - Hellertown, Pa            1      4  25.00
 76. Perrotta, Sam (ss) - Lincoln Park, N.J.    1      4  25.00
 77. Nesbit, Richard - Pittsburgh               1      4  25.00
 78. Goldenberg, David - Brooklyn, N.Y.         1      4  25.00
 79. Donovan, Paul - Pen Argyl, Pa              1      5  20.00
 80. Ireland, Bill - Absecon, N.J.              1      5  20.00
 81. Stein, Steve - Staten Island, N.Y.         1      5  20.00
 82. Anderson, Andy (ss) - Falls Church, Va     1      7  14.29
 83. Smith, Stan - Canada                       1      7  14.29
 84. Buco, Edward E. (ss) - Berlin, Md.         1      7  14.29
Finals
Pos. Name - Hometown                      #Finals Events      %
  1. Maccarone, Sam - Glassboro, N.J.           6      6 100.00
  2. Kavanaugh, Robert J - Clifton Park, N.Y.   6      7  85.71
  3. Brodowski, Thomas - New Hyde Park, N.Y.    4      5  80.00
  4. Pappas, George (ss) - Charlotte, N.C.      4      5  80.00
  5. Fedden, Chris - Albany, N.Y.               4      7  57.14
  6. Quinn, Kevin - Bordertown, N.J.            3      3 100.00
  7. Henry, Michael - Brunswick, Ohio           3      3 100.00
  8. Tripp, Steve - Garwood, N.J.               3      4  75.00
  9. Bryan, Pete - Laurel, Del.                 3      5  60.00
 10. Shultis, Gary - Levittown, N.Y.            3      6  50.00
 11. Kneas, David - Annapolis, Md.              3      7  42.86
 12. Bohner, Robert (ss) - Milton, Pa.          3      7  42.86
 13. Harkenreader, Gary - White Haven, Pa.      2      2 100.00
 14. Petraglia, John F. - Manalapan, N.J.       2      2 100.00
 15. Ivey, Larry - Berwick, Pa                  2      3  66.67
 16. Ferraro, Steve - Kingston, N.Y.            2      4  50.00
 17. Hastings, Michael A - Georgetown, Del      2      4  50.00
 18. Rottengen, Greg O. (ss) - Washington, N.J. 2      4  50.00
 19. Lickliter, Steve - Beckley, W Va.          2      4  50.00
 20. Bucey, Richard (ss) - Forest Hill, Md      2      5  40.00
 21. Danyo Sr., Pete - Toms River, N.J.         2      5  40.00
 22. Painter, Kerry - Henderson, Nev.           1      1 100.00
 23. Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio               1      1 100.00
 24. Troup, Guppy - Taylorsville, N.C.          1      1 100.00
 25. Sullins, Harry - Chesterfield Township, Mi 1      1 100.00
 26. Roth, Mark - Fulton, N.Y.                  1      1 100.00
 27. Kauble, Timothy W. - Marion, Ohio          1      1 100.00
 28. Holmes, Richard - Luray, Va.               1      1 100.00
 29. Hannahs, Ted - Zanesville, Ohio            1      1 100.00
 30. Dangel, Butch (ss) - Maspeth, N.Y.         1      1 100.00
 31. Oakes, Bob - Akron, Ohio                   1      2  50.00
 32. Glover, Mark - Woodbridge, Va              1      2  50.00
 33. Gallo Jr., Frank - Newport News, Va.       1      2  50.00
 34. Bettasso, Dan - Mentor, Ohio               1      2  50.00
 35. Keenan Jr., William E. (ss) - Orlando, Fla 1      3  33.33
 36. Fiscello, Frank - Bloomfield, N.J.         1      3  33.33
 37. Thompson, William - Jamestown, N.Y.        1      3  33.33
 38. Semiz, Teata (ss) - North Brunswick, N.J.  1      3  33.33
 39. Ferreira, Fred - Kings Park, N.Y.          1      3  33.33
 40. Jacobs, Darryl - Harrisburg, Pa            1      4  25.00
 41. Jones, Mark - Manchester, Md               1      4  25.00
 42. Shuck, Jim - Huntingdon, Pa.               1      4  25.00
 43. Nesbit, Richard - Pittsburgh               1      4  25.00
 44. Goldenberg, David - Brooklyn, N.Y.         1      4  25.00
 45. Boyle, Jay - Garnet Valley, Pa             1      5  20.00
 46. Donovan, Paul - Pen Argyl, Pa              1      5  20.00
 47. Stein, Steve - Staten Island, N.Y.         1      5  20.00
 48. Lessar, Michael G. - Naples, N.Y.          1      5  20.00
 49. Caruso, Bob - Dayton, N.J.                 1      5  20.00
 50. Bierch, Brendan V. - Grafton, Mass.        1      5  20.00
 51. Clouser, Michael - Ephrata, Pa             1      6  16.67
 52. Di Santis, John - Wilmington, Del.         1      6  16.67
 53. Sliwinski, Thomas - Reynoldsville, Pa.     1      6  16.67
 54. Argenbright, Bill - Fisherville, Va.       1      6  16.67
 55. Anderson, Andy (ss) - Falls Church, Va     1      7  14.29
 56. Smith, Stan - Canada                       1      7  14.29
2007-2008 Champions
Jamestown Bowling Company, Jamestown, N.Y. - Mike Lessar
Brunswick Zone, Turnersville, N.J. - Stan Smith
Plaza Lanes, Pottsville, Pa. - Sam Maccarone
Howell Lanes, Howell, N.J. - Steve Tripp
Colony Park Lanes East, York, Pa. - Pete Danyo Sr.
Brookville Lanes, Brookville, Pa. - Ted Hannahs
The Lanes Fort Meade, Ft. Meade, Md. - George Pappas



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Page in the History Books

by PBA Editor March 8, 2008 19:00
Rhino Page figured after four missed opportunities, he had probably blown his chance of winning a title in his rookie season.

Instead, Page used the motivation of his worst week of the season last week to drive him to a 244-220 win over Jack Jurek in Sunday’s Go RVing Classic to cement what is the greatest rookie season in PBA history.

Page had already broken or tied six PBA records coming into Sunday, including making five championship rounds, all of which came after he had to qualify for the event through the Denny’s PBA Tour Qualifying Round. He had come up empty in his four previous championship rounds, however, finishing second twice, third once and fifth.

The 24-year-old missed the cut in the TQR of last week’s Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic, just the third time all season he didn’t advance to the Round of 64. He spent the following days practicing with his old coach who helped him with his physical game but also got him back on track mentally.

The practice paid off as Page defeated fellow left-hander Mike Scroggins, 245-235, in the semifinals to advance to his third title match of the season.

In the title match against Jurek, Page looked like he would cruise to the title after striking with his first five shots in the match. But a pocket 7-10 split and open in the sixth frame let Jurek back in the match. But the Tour veteran, who was looking for his first win since 1995, could not take advantage, suffering four consecutive nine-spares.

Jurek could have put pressure on Page in the 10th by striking out, but after a strike with his first shot he left the 3-4-6-7 meaning Page only needed a mark to win. The rookie finished it off in style by striking for the win.

“It feels so good. I didn’t expect by any means to make this many shows this season,” Page (Topeka, Kan.) said. “After my fourth show I thought, ‘Man, you missed out.’ Fortunately, I got to work on my game last week and after the week I had last week, that really motivated me. I know I’m not that kind of bowler and I was determined to never let that happen again.”

Page used some key strategy against Scroggins to get through to the title match, denying the five-time titlist a chance at his third win of the season.

“I came in with a really good game plan,” Page said. “I knew Scroggins could strike a lot from where he was playing so I tried to throw a dull ball and burn the lanes up and change where he was playing. Luckily it helped me also get the room I needed to shoot some big scores.”

Should he win the PBA Rookie of the Year award – which is a lock at this point – Page would become just the sixth Rookie of the Year to win a title in the 43 years the award has been handed out. He also moved into seventh in the PBA Player of the Year point standings with two events remaining.

Page’s win in the semifinal also came down to the final frame. Scroggins took the lead for the first time in the match with a strike in the seventh and after that point the two traded strikes and leads until the 10th frame. Page struck with his final six shots including all three in the 10th to force Scroggins to double. After a strike with his first shot, Scroggins got just eight pins to give Page the win.

Jurek advanced to the championship round with a 236-223 win over Mike Edwards. In a match-up between bowlers each looking for their first title since the early 1990s, Jurek took control with a four-bagger in frames four through seven and never looked back. After an eight-spare in the ninth, Edwards struck out in the 10th to force Jurek to mark and the Lackawanna, N.Y., native struck with his first ball for the victory.

Page, who had already wrapped up an exemption via the PBA World Point Rankings, earned $25,000 for his win. Jurek earned $13,000 for second while Edwards (Tulsa, Okla.) and Scroggins (Amarillo, Texas) took home $6,000 each for third and fourth, respectively.

The Denny’s PBA Tour takes a one-week hiatus before returning for the final two events of the season, starting with the GEICO Classic, March 19-23 at AMF Babylon Lanes in West Babylon, N.Y. The live ESPN-televised finals take place Sunday, March 23 at 1 p.m. ET.


Denny’s PBA Tour
2008 Go RVing Classic
Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center
Norwich, Conn.
Sunday, March 9

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND


Pos.Name, hometownTotal/GamesMoney
1.Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan.489 (2 games)$25,000
2.Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.456 (2 games)$13,000
3.Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.223 (1 game)$6,000
4.Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas235 (1 game)$6,000


SCORES – In the first match, Page def. Scroggins, 245-235; in the second match, Jurek def. Edwards, 236-223; and in the final, Page def. Jurek, 244-220.

This is Page’s first Denny’s PBA Tour title.


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Cool in the Clutch

by PBA Editor March 6, 2008 19:00
Mike Edwards and Jack Jurek were looking at what might have been the last three weeks of their Denny’s PBA Tour careers. Now, they’ll face off Sunday looking to break two of the longest title droughts on Tour.

Edwards defeated PBA Hall of Famer and all-time titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr., four-games-to-none, Friday while Jurek defeated Steve Harman, 4-3, to advance to the finals of the 2008 Go RVing Classic at Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center.

The 46-year-old Edwards came into the week 36th in the PBA World Point Rankings with the cut line currently 38th for a 2008-09 exemption at season’s end while Jurek was out of the cut in 42nd. Neither has had a poor season by any stretch, but Edwards missed the cut to match play in each of the last three events while Jurek missed in two of the last three events.

Edwards seemed to be in good shape heading into last week’s Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic, but strong performances by several bowlers behind him dropped Edwards from 29th to 36th.

The Denny’s PBA Tour champion – who won his lone title in the 1994 IOF Foresters Open – was on a mission this week, qualifying second for match play then sweeping two of his three matches on Friday.

Against Williams, who was looking to re-take the lead in the PBA Player of the Year race with a berth in Sunday’s title match, Edwards won three close games to take a 3-0 lead before wrapping up the match with a 279-237 win in game four.

“Obviously bowling against Walter Ray, you have to bring your “A” game because he’s been bowling phenomenal this year,” Edwards (Tulsa, Okla.) said. “You know he’s not going to miss the pocket a lot. I was fortunate he didn’t carry very well and I did.”

Edwards, who will look to break the longest title drought on Tour at 280 events, said he’ll be relaxed Sunday knowing he’s all but wrapped up a spot on Tour next season.

“You have to try and put it out of your mind,” Edwards said of the exempt cut line. “It’s there every day and you see the point list up in the locker room and people are always talking about it. You have to act like it’s just another week. It’s tough. It’s definitely not easy to do.”
Going back to square one helped Edwards get his game back on track when this week.

“Coming into this week, I wasn’t throwing it that well on top of everything,” Edwards said. “My mechanics were off and on top of that I dropped down in the points. When I get in a jam like that, I go back to the basics and try to get my timing and rhythm down. It just so happens that I matched up with the pattern this week. I was fortunate to maintain the momentum from yesterday to today. It can be tough in this format. I’ve been one of the higher seeds and lost in the first round before. The key was trying to keep the same rhythm as yesterday.”

With his minimum fourth-place finish, Edwards moved up to 24th in the point rankings. Jurek, whose last win came in the 1995 Tums Classic in nearby Windsor Locks, Conn., moved to 37th. The two will square off in Sunday’s second semifinal.

Making a PBA rookie record fifth championship round appearance was Rhino Page (Topeka, Kan.), who defeated Mike DeVaney, 4-0. Page has come up empty in his first four TV appearances, finishing second twice. The 23-year-old will face Mike Scroggins in the first match Sunday, who defeated Mika Koivniemi, 4-3, in an exciting finish.

In game seven, Koivuniemi needed a strike and nine-spare in the 10th frame to shut Scroggins out, but he left the 4-7-10 split with his first shot. Koivuniemi picked up the split and then got nine pins, forcing Scroggins to strike with his first shot in the 10th and get a nine-spare to win by one pin. Scroggins did just that to take the deciding game, 247-246.

Scroggins, who has two victories to his credit this season, would move into third in the 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year points race with a victory Sunday.

Sunday’s live ESPN-televised championship round gets underway at 12:30 p.m. ET. The winner receives $25,000 and an exemption for the 2008-09 Denny’s PBA Tour.
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Crunch Time

by PBA Editor March 5, 2008 19:00
Brian Kretzer wasn’t in desperate need of a great performance this week, but it certainly won’t hurt.

Kretzer took a big step toward securing an exemption for the 2008-09 Denny’s PBA Tour season, leading the field in Thursday’s Round of 64 with a 3,347 14-game pinfall in the 2008 Go RVing Classic at Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center.

The 41-year-old came into this week 32nd in the PBA World Point Rankings with three events remaining, including this week. The top 38 at the end of the season earn exemptions via the point rankings. Kretzer had a 7,000 point lead over 38th coming into this week and leading the field will give him a big boost as bonus points are awarded to the top qualifier.

“Good grips, good shoes, good bowling balls,” Kretzer (Dayton, Ohio) said. “Seriously though, it was nice to get off to a good start because I wasn’t completely out of the clear. This definitely helps me feel a little more comfortable. I just got a good curve going which is my bread and butter.”

Kretzer, who has yet to win a title in 135 career events, tied a PBA record in the first seven-game block, firing two 300 games. The two perfect games equaled a feat only five other bowlers have accomplished in the four years since the Tour switched to seven-game blocks.

After averaging 244.71 over the first seven games, Kretzer managed a 233.43 over the final seven to take the lead and earn the top seed for Friday’s single elimination match play. He will face No. 32 Tom Baker, a PBA Hall of Famer and the three-time reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year who earned the final spot in match play by just two pins.

One bowler who does need a strong finish over the final three events and got off to a good start in that endeavor is Tour veteran Mike Edwards, who finished second with 3,313. Edwards was seemingly in a comfortable position before last week’s Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic – sitting 29th in points – but a handful of bowlers behind him had big weeks, dropping him down to 36th. Edwards, whose lone Denny’s PBA Tour title came in 1994, will face No. 31 Brad Angelo on Friday.

Patrick Allen and Doug Kent, the 2004-05 and 2006-07 PBA Players of the Year, respectively, finished third and fourth. Allen is still in the hunt for the 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year, sitting fifth in the standings. A win this week could move him up as high as third. Allen will face No. 30 Stevie Weber while Kent, looking to make his first TV appearance of the season, will face No. 29 Mike Wolfe.

In the battle for the top honor on Tour, Walter Ray Williams Jr. finished seventh Thursday to advance to match play while PBA Player of the Year points race leader Chris Barnes missed the cut, finishing 37th. Williams, who has held the lead in 15 of the 19 weeks this season, is now four points behind after Barnes won last week’s event in Columbus, Ohio, to take the lead. Williams would grab a share of the lead with a third-place finish.

Thursday’s Round of 32, which features best-of-seven games match play, gets underway at 9 a.m. The Round of 16 takes place at 2 p.m. while the Round of 8 gets underway at 7 p.m.

The final four after Friday will advance to Sunday’s championship round live on ESPN at 12:30 p.m. The winner receives $25,000 an exemption for the 2008-09 Denny’s PBA Tour.

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Rash's Rants

by Shawn Rash March 5, 2008 19:00
This season, Sean Rash is blogging his life on the Denny's PBA Tour for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website in Seattle, Wash. Follow his blog all season long on either www.seattle-pi.com or PBA.com.


2008 Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic
PBA Weekly Blog
By Sean Rash


Having family at a Tour stop always makes you feel like you're going to have a good week. Being in Ohio, my mother Diana always comes to this part of the country so she can see her family since she grew up in Troy, Ohio, which is about an hour from Columbus. Monday was a day to relax for most of the day but Monday afternoon and that night was all about Juvenile Diabetes. Jimmy Johnson, son of the great PBA Hall of Famer Don Johnson whom the event is named after this year, was hosting a charity event Monday night at the bowl. I let him know I would help if he needed me to, so I went up to the bowl around 4 p.m. and didn't leave until around 11 p.m.

At 4, we helped kids bowl, signed autographs and just raised money for this great cause. Monday night consisted of a bowling match with two pros from each of the nine sponsoring companies. Parker Bohn III and I bowled together but missed the finals by five pins.

After everything was over, my mom and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings and got a quick bite to eat and then it was bed time for me.

Tuesday was a work day for me. Brunswick was doing a bowling camp in Cincinnati, Ohio, for seven hours. Brad Angelo, Parker Bohn III, Johnny Petraglia and I were there all day long at Crossgate Lanes helping out Dave's World of Bowling pro shop. We did 30-minute lessons for six hours and then did a trick shot exhibition after that for about an hour. This was about a 12-hour day after it was all said and done. I got home around 10 p.m. and crashed. It was a long day and I wanted to rest.

Wednesday was practice day and it was early. Practice was at 9 a.m. since the TQR was Tuesday this week and Pro-Ams were Tuesday and Wednesday as well. We were bowling at Sequoia ProBowl. This place still has wood lanes and guardian fronts. It's not very often you see this anymore. I was pretty happy with my look after practice because I knew I would be able to throw it hard or hook it a lot this week with all the friction because of the wood.

I went back to the room to catch up on emails from Monday night and Tuesday and relaxed for a bit. Then I went to dinner at Ruth's Chris for my best friend's birthday. I was let out of the Pro-Am this week but my Uncle Steve and some of my family's friends were bowling that night so I went up to the bowl and hung out for a little bit. I left somewhat early since we were starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday for qualifying.

Thursday was extremely long this week because we had five bowlers on a pair and were only using 26 lanes. This is because there is a pole that interferes on one pair and the end pairs were out of play as well. Well, things were about as good as they could get for me. I had a great ball reaction all day long and felt I had a chance to get to the show this week. After the first block I was in fourth and after the second block I was in second. Too bad this week wasn't the round robin format. I used a combination of balls from Ultra Zones, Vapor Zones, and a Radical Inferno to our new Pearl Avalanche. After we were done, I went to dinner because I wasn't bowling my match until 2 p.m. Friday against Ronnie Russell.

It is Friday and I am excited about bowling. I went to lunch with Mom and drove to the bowl to get ready for my match. When you get to the single elimination matches, you know anything can happen. It doesn't matter where you qualify or who you are bowling. I was second after qualifying but after my match, I looked like I qualified last. I bowled pretty well, I thought, besides the end of the games. I opened almost every ninth frame and Ronnie took full advantage. Ronnie swept me in my match, 4-0, and I was heading home and he was moving on to the Round of 16. It goes to show you, it doesn't matter how you start the game, it is all about how you finish the game. Ronnie did that every game and that is why he won the match.

After I got done, Mom and the family and friends went to the bar to eat lunch and relax. It turned out to be a great evening. I started selling 50/50 raffle tickets for the Juvenile Diabetes fund and raised more money for this charity. Then we went back to Buffalo Wild Wings s to hang out with my friend Kevin to really celebrate his birthday.

Saturday was time to pack and head to Chicago to spend a few days relaxing with my girlfriend, Sara. My mom, Uncle Steve and some friends went gambling. Once I got to Chicago, I went to my first ever lacrosse game. Sara's best friend is a dancer for the Chicago Shamrocks. This is definitely a different sport then I imagined. We headed back to DeKalb and grabbed some dinner. Then Sara and I went to a local bar to watch one of her favorite bands play, Mike and Joe.

Sunday was relaxation day. It is so nice to have a home cooked meal. Sara got up early and cooked breakfast. I love coming to DeKalb. We watched the show, and what a good show. Congrats to Chris Barnes on winning title No. 10. It just proves to everyone, what goes around comes around. Chris definitely didn't have the best ball reaction, but he was able to stick around to win. Chris has been on the other side plenty of times, having the best look but not winning.

Kenny Simard had a great show and all but secured himself a Tour exemption via points after his second-place finish. Kenny will have his chance again and will be on top sooner or later.

Well, time to relax some more. It's going to be nice to have a few days off before I fly out to Norwich, Connecticut.

See you next week!

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Rash and fellow PBA bowler Tommy Delutz Jr. help raise money for juvenile diabetes.

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Rash's mom, Diana, with Jimmy Johnson.


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