Mike Edwards Averages 245 to Lead After First Round in PBA50 Dayton Classic

by Jerry Schneider July 29, 2014 12:05

Trying for his second PBA50 Tour title, Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., averaged 245 Tuesday to lead the first round of the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip at Capri Lanes in Kettering, Ohio.

Edwards, who won the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters in his PBA50 Tour rookie season, finished the round with a 1,963 eight-game pinfall total bowling games of 270, 255, 215, 246, 194, 247, 278 and 258.

He holds an 18-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., in second, finishing the round with a 1,941 pinfall.

“When I woke up this morning I wasn’t feeling well so I didn’t know that to expect today,” said Edwards, who also owns one PBA Tour title. “Sometimes you’re not feeling the best and you bowl real well and other times you’re feeling good and you don’t bowl well. It’s hard to figure sometimes.

“I only used two balls in the round which is rare for me and the conditions really fell into my hands,” he added. “My biggest adjustment was my foot speed and timing. We’re bowling on wood approaches here which, for me, are slicker than the synthetic approaches so it took a little getting used to.”

Edwards has best finishes of third and eighth this season which came in the USBC Senior Masters and Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, respectively.

Rounding out the top five were Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 1,934; Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,917, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. and Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., tied with 1,905.

Dayton Classic defending champion Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen of Orlando finished the round in seventh with 1,891.

The 89-player field will return Wednesday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 28 players who will advance to Thursday’s match play rounds. The top four players after match play will advance to the stepladder finals which are scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.

The Dayton Classic can be seen on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.  For subscription and schedule information click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage.

PBA50 DAYTON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY ROTO GRIP

Tuesday’s first round results after eight games

At Capri Lanes

Kettering, Ohio

a-Denotes amateur

1, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,963.

2, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,941.

3, Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 1,934.

4, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,917.

5, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., and Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,905.

7, Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla., 1,891.

8, Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., 1,882.

9, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,873.

10, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,853.

11, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,847.

12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,836.

13, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,831.

14, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,820.

15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,813.

16, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,809.

17, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,806.

18, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,793.

19, Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 1,792.

20, (tie) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,781.

22, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,775.

23, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,764.

24, (tie) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,763.

26, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,759.

27, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,750.

28, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,748.

29, Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., 1,741.

30, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,734.

31, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,730.

32, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,724.

33, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,718.

34, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,713.

35, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 1,710.

36, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,706.

37, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,700.

38, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,695.

39, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,685.

41, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 1,683.

42, Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 1,678.

43, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,677.

44, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,675.

45, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,672.

46, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,670.

47, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,669.

48, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 1,666.

49, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,662.

50, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 1,656.

51, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,654.

52, Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind., 1,650.

53, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,648.

54, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,642.

55, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,640.

56, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,638.

57, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,621.

58, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,616.

59, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,608.

60, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,597.

61, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,587.

62, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,584.

63, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,581.

64, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 1,577.

65, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,572.

66, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,561.

67, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,550.

68, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,541.

69, a-Gerry Loudin, Bridgeport, W. Va., 1,535.

70, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,534.

71, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,526.

72, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,525.

73, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,524.

74, a-Earl Hayes, Palmyra, Tenn., 1,522.

75, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,518.

76, (tie) Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,509.

78, a-Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,495.

79, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,492.

80, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,490.

81, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,486.

82, Mark Medler, Waterloo, Ind., 1,479.

83, a-Les Ash, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 1,476.

84, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,472.

85, Gregory Popham, Crestview Hill, Ky., 1,471.

86, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,469.

87, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,467.

88, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,439.

89, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,346.

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PBA50 Dayton Classic, presented by Roto Grip - Qualifying Round One

by John Weber July 28, 2014 23:49
PBA50 Tour
PBA50 Dayton Classic, presented by Roto Grip
Capri Lanes
Kettering, OH

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


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Qualifying Continues Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. ET 


QUALIFYING ROUND ONE

After 8 Games of Qualifying
Updated 7:20 p.m. ET

1, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,963.
2, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,941.
3, Tracy Teeters, Salem, Ore., 1,934.
4, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,917.
5, (TIE) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 
   Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,905.
7, Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla., 1,891.
8, Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., 1,882.
9, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,873.
10, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,853.
11, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 1,847.
12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,836.
13, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,831.
14, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,820.
15, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,813.
16, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,809.
17, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp, Mich., 1,806.
18, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 1,793.
19, Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 1,792.
20, (TIE) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 
    Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,781.
22, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,775.
23, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,764.
24, (TIE) Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 
    Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,763
26, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,759.
27, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,750.
28, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,748.
29, Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., 1,741.
30, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,734.
31, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,730.
32, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,724.
33, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,718.
34, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,713.
35, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 1,710.
36, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,706.
37, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,700.
38, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,695.
39, (TIE) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 
    Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,685.
41, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 1,683.
42, Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, CA, 1,678.
43, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,677.
44, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,675.
45, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, FL, 1,672.
46, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,670.
47, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,669.
48, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 1,666.
49, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,662.
50, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 1,656.
51, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,654.
52, Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind, 1,650.
53, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,648.
54, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,642.
55, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,640.
56, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,638.
57, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn, 1,621.
58, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,616.
59, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,608.
60, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,597.
61, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,587.
62, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,584.
63, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,581.
64, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 1,577.
65, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,572.
66, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,561.
67, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,550.
68, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,541.
69, Gerry Loudin  *, Bridgeport, W.Va., 1,535.
70, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,534.
71, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,526.
72, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,525.
73, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,524.
74, Earl Hayes  *, Palmyra, Tenn., 1,522.
75, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,518.
76, (TIE) Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 
    Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,509.
78, Mark Nance Sr.  *, Grove City, Ohio, 1,495.
79, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,492.
80, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,490.
81, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,486.
82, Mark Medler, Waterloo, Ind., 1,479.
83, Les Ash  *, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 1,476.
84, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,472.
85, Gregory Popham, Crestview Hill, Ky., 1,471.
86, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,469.
87, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 1,467.
88, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,439.
89, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,346.



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Fairleigh Dickinson’s Melanie Hannon Receives 2014 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship

by Jerry Schneider July 28, 2014 06:53

 

The PBA announced today that Melanie Hannon, a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has been awarded the PBA’s Bill Welu Scholarship award for 2014.

The Welu scholarship was established to annually recognize a college student who combines outstanding bowling talents with academic excellence.

Hannon, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., has had a very productive year in 2014 earning NCAA and Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year honors as well as First Team All-American honors bowling for the FDU Knights. She also earned a spot on Junior Team USA 2015 as top qualifier in the U20 division of the 2014 USBC Junior Gold Championships.

She was selected to the Dexter High School All-America Team in 2010-11 and in 2011 and 2012 was a Teen Masters finalist. Locally, she was named the Greater Buffalo USBC Female Bowler of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She has been involved with the Greater Buffalo USBC Youth Leaders since 2007, serving as president from 2010-2013. She received USBC’s Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award in 2013.

Among her other bowling accomplishments include three New York State Pepsi Tournament titles (2011, 2012 and 2013), 2011 North Pointe Singles Championship title, and a top finish of sixth in the Junior Gold Championships which came in 2013.

“I’m very honored to win a scholarship where you know there are so many other great candidates who are being considered for it,” Hannon said. “Bowling has been very important to me not only because of the lessons I’ve learned in the sport but what it has also taught me in life including the importance of qualities such as teamwork, persistence and determination.”

Scholastically, Hannon, who is studying nursing at Fairleigh Dickinson, holds a 3.76 GPA and is a member of the honor roll.

Hannon will receive a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application date) and maintaining at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA or equivalent.

Welu, who passed away in 1974, was best known for his expert analysis alongside legendary ABC broadcaster and PBA Hall of Famer Chris Schenkel on the “Pro Bowlers Tour” series. Welu was a two-time PBA Tour champion and a member of the PBA Hall of Fame’s inaugural induction class in 1975.

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PBA Spare Shots: Xtra Frame to Cover Events in Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana

by Bill Vint July 24, 2014 04:16

PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame, is continually adding events to provide PBA fans and competitors with more media coverage.

Xtra Frame has recently added three events to its live coverage schedule, and others are under consideration in addition to previously-announced coverage of all remaining PBA50 Tour events.

New to the schedule will be the PBA Grand Hotel, Casino & Resort Southwest Region Invitational from

Firelake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., Sept. 5-7; the PBA Diamond Jo’s Casino Midwest Region Open from Diamond Jo Casino Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 13-14; and the PBA Heritage Lanes Central Region Open from Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 18-19. The Dubuque tournament is the second of the PBA Midwest Region’s three PBA Women’s Regional series events.

Also on the Xtra Frame calendar will be live start-to-finish coverage of one of the most prestigious PBA Regional tournaments of the year – the PBA Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Eastern Classic from Mid County Bowling & Entertainment Center in Middletown, Del., Aug. 2-3. The East Region “super regional” will offer a $15,000 first prize, and has expanded its qualifying format to three squads to accommodate more players.

Coverage of the PBA50 Tour continues with the Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip, July 29-31, at Capri Bowling Lanes in Dayton, Ohio; the South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., Aug. 4-7, and the season-ending Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open presented by Hammer at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., Aug. 10-13.

All of the PBA50, PBA Regional and PBA Women’s Regional events have consequences in determining the eight competition points leaders who will advance to the live Xtra Frame PBA50 Finals, PBA Regional Finals and PBA Women’s Regional Finals roll-offs during World Series of Bowling VI in Las Vegas in October. The top two players emerging from each of the eight-game match play qualifiers will advance to the PBA Challenge finals on ESPN.

To follow the competition as it unfolds, subscribe to Xtra Frame. Monthly subscriptions are $7.99. A full-year subscription is $64.99. Visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link to enroll. For complete schedule details, visit pba.com and click on the appropriate event under the Schedules tab.

PBA SOUTH, MIDWEST WOMEN’S SERIES DATES UPDATED

Two events on the new PBA Women’s Regional series have been updated. The PBA South Region will host the Fayetteville South Open at Lafayette Lanes, Fayetteville, N.C., Aug. 22-24, instead of the previously announced tournament in Franklin, Va., in October, and the Midwest Region’s Diamond Jo's Casino Midwest Open presented by Dexter at Cherry Lanes, Dubuque, Iowa, will be held Sept. 13-14 instead of the previously announced dates of Sept. 20-21.

FAGAN, BOHR HELP U.S. QUALIFY FOR PAN AM GAMES FINALS

PBA and Team USA members Mike Fagan of Dallas and Nathan Bohr of Austin, Texas, helped the United States qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games bowling competition in Toronto with a strong performance during the Pan American Sports Festival in Puebla, Mexico, last week.

Fagan and Bohr helped the U.S. dominate national all-events with a combined total of 10,572 pins for 48 games of men’s and women’s doubles, singles and mixed doubles competition. The Team USA women who participated in Mexico were Kayla Johnson of Washington, Ill., and Sarah Lokker of New Baltimore, Mich.

In addition to Pan Am Games qualifying, medals were awarded in the individual events. Fagan and Bohr won the silver medal in men’s doubles, Bohr and Lokker won gold in mixed doubles while Fagan and Johnson claimed the silver medal, and Fagan and Bohr swept the top two spots in men’s singles. Fagan also won gold in the Men’s Masters while Bohr finished third for a bronze medal.

PBA REGIONAL SUMMARY: HARTUNG WINS FIRST TITLE IN FISHERS

Chris Hartung of Goshen, Ind., defeated Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., 224-222, to win $2,400 and his first PBA Regional title in the Boss Snow Plows/Track Central/Midwest Open at PinHeads in Fishers, Ind., on Sunday, July 20.

Hartung, who is now eligible to participate in the 2015 PBA Tournament of Champions, downed Brandon Novak of Chillicothe Ohio, 445-381, while McCune topped Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, 473-396, in the two-game, total pinfall semifinal round to set up the championship match.

● Amateur Kyle Sherman of O’Fallon, Mo., returned from the USBC Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., where he earned a berth on Junior Team USA 2015, to defeat Shea Bittenbender of St. Charles, Mo., 235-209, in the title match of the PBA St. Charles Lanes Midwest Open in St. Charles, Mo., Sunday.

Sherman won his first PBA Regional tournament and earned $2,000, but he does not get credit for a PBA title because he is not a member. Sherman defeated Charles Nelson of Lee’s Summit, Mo., 245-177, while Bittenbender edged Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, 222-212, in the semifinal round to set up the championship match. Nelson and Bittenbender also are amateurs.

Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y. defeated top qualifier Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 277-236, to win the PBA Homefield Bowl Eastern Open presented by MOTIV at Homefield Bowl in Yonkers, N.Y., Sunday and claim his 16th career PBA Regional title along with a $2,500 first prize.

LeClair posted an 8-3-1 match play record to qualify fourth for the stepladder finals. After dispatching Ken Yokobosky of Fredon, N.J., 224-214, LeClair romped past Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y., 279-212, before defeating O’Neill.

Nick Morgan of Sacramento, Calif. and Robby Porter of Rancho Cordova, Calif. defeated Terry Leong of Henderson, Nev. and Johnny Petraglia Jr. of Las Vegas, 502-419, to win the PBA West\Northwest Region Sands Regency Doubles at High Sierra Lanes in Reno, Nev., Sunday. Morgan and Porter each earned their second regional titles and split a $3,400 first prize.

● The July schedule concludes over the July 25-27 weekend with the PBA50 Sparetimes Hampton Southern Open at Sparetimes Bowling Center in Hampton, Va.; the Pure-It Pro Shop East Open presented by DV8 at Cedar Lanes in Lebanon, Pa.; the Farmer’s State Bank/Roto Grip Central Re-Entry Open at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind.; the PBA50 Progressive/Gerdeman Insurance Agency/Al Smith Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Central/Midwest Classic at Al-Mar Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio; the Fort Sill Southwest Open presented by Columbia 300 at Twin Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla.; the Plamor Lanes Midwest Challenge (for non-winners) presented by Track in Muscatine, Iowa, and the PBA and PBA50 Boise Northwest/West Opens at 20th Century Lanes in Boise, Idaho.

For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

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Pete Weber Wins PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic For Third Career PBA50 Tour title

by Jerry Schneider July 23, 2014 14:10

After five top-eight finishes, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber finally broke through to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season Wednesday by winning the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite.

Weber defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA Tour telecast color analyst Randy Pedersen of Orlando, Fla., 259-207, in the title match at Pro Bowl West, also notching his third career PBA50 Tour title.

Pedersen, trying for his second career PBA50 Tour title, jumped out to the early lead in the title match with the first three strikes, but ran into trouble in the seventh frame when he missed the 2-10 split. Weber took control by the mid-point of the match striking in seven of the first eight frames.

“We were all leaving a lot of corner pins so I thought it was a good time to change to a different ball for the final match,” said the 51-year-old Weber. “The lane conditions were transitioning pretty quickly and the ball wasn’t driving into the pocket like it should so I went to a ball that hooked more and revved sooner and it was the right choice.”

With his win, Weber, who recently won his fourth ESPY, moved into second in the PBA50 Player of the Year race behind Hall of Famer Norm Duke with three tournaments remaining in the season. Duke did not compete in the Fort Wayne event.

“If you want to be the best, you have to keep at it,” said the 37-time PBA Tour winner and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year. “I still look at guys like Walter Ray (Williams Jr.) and the other great bowlers and that’s what keeps me going. I still love to bowl and love to travel.”

In the all-Hall of Fame semifinals, Weber beat Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, 223-210, and Pedersen defeated Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J., 207-192, to advance to the championship match.

Bill McCorkle of Westerville, Ohio, who won the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm on July 20 at Pro Bowl West, made a run at winning back-to-back tournaments but lost to Pedersen in the Round of 8.

Petraglia, trying for his ninth career PBA50 Tour title, finished second to McCorkle in the Super Senior Classic, losing in the championship match 244-173.

Weber’s win marked seven of nine PBA50 Tour tournaments this season which have been won by PBA Hall of Famers.  His previous best finishes this season were second in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic and Suncoast Senior U.S. Open.

The PBA50 Tour moves to Capri Lanes in Kettering, Ohio, July 28-31 for the PBA50 Dayton Classic presented by Roto Grip, the 10th stop of the season. Bowling fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame by clicking on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 PRO BOWL WEST FORT WAYNE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EBONITE
Wednesday’s Final Results
At Pro Bowl West
Fort Wayne, Ind.
a-Denotes amateur

Championship Match
Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. ($7,500) def. Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla. ($4,000), 259-207.

Semifinal Round (one-game matches, losers earn $2,300)
Weber def. Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 223-210.
Pedersen def. Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 207-192.

Round of 8 (best-of-three games, losers eliminated, earn $1,600)
Pedersen def. Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2-0.
Petraglia def. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2-0.
Webb def. Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 2-1.
Weber def. a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn. 2-1.

Round of 16 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, earn $1,300)
Weber def. Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-1.
Lantto def. Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-2.
Brunt def. Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3-0.
Webb def. Darron Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-1.
Pedersen def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3-2.
McCorkle def. Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3-2.
Petraglia def. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-0.
Bohn def. Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3-0.

Round of 24 (best-of-five games, losers eliminate, earn $1,100)
Goebel def. a-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3-0.
Lantto def. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3-1.
Brunt def. Dale Eagle, Laguna Hills, Calif., 3-0.
Traber def. Lennie Boresch Jr. Kenosha, Wis., 3-1.
McCorkle def. Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3-1.
Petraglia def. Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3-1.
Bohn def. Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3-0.
Peters def. John Chapman, Canada, 3-2.

Round of 32 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, earn $1,000)
Goebel def. Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3-2.
Lantto def. Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3-2.
Brunt def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-0.
Peters def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-1.
Boresch def. Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-2.
McCorkle def. Williams Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-0.
McDonald def. Marc Lineberry, Comanche, Iowa, 3-2.
Staikoff def. Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3-1.

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