Pete Weber Tops PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic Qualifying

by Jerry Schneider July 22, 2014 13:34

 

Trying for his first PBA50 Tour win of the season, Pete Weber moved a step closer to that goal Tuesday by taking the lead after the second round of the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite.

The PBA Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year bowled games of 289, 222, 258, 238, 258, 257, 244 and 247 in Tuesday’s second round at Pro Bowl West to top the field with a 16-game overall pinfall of 3,982.

“It’s a higher scoring condition so it’s a matter of finding the right ball and angle to the pocket, then it’s just going through the motions,” said Weber who recently won ESPN’s Best Bowler ESPY. “The goal was to finish in the top eight to get the two byes for match play and from there it’s up to me to finish the job.

“I’ll have plenty of time to relax before match play so I’ll have time to be as prepared as I can be.”

The field has been cut to 32 players for match play but Weber and the seven other finishers in the top eight receive two match play round byes.

Weber, a 37-time winner on the PBA Tour, held a 59-pin lead over Hall of Famer and PBA Tour telecast color commentator Randy Pedersen who finished the round in second with 3,923.

Rounding out the top eight were Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,826; Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,794; Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,784; Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,772; Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,756, and Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,748.

Weber won two titles in his first season on the PBA50 Tour including the USBC Senior Masters. This season he has five top-eight finishes including second-place finishes in the Suncoast Senior U.S. Open and PBA50 Miller High Life Classic, and a fourth-place finish in the USBC Senior Masters.

Wednesday’s match play gets underway at 10 a.m. ET with the championship rounds scheduled for 7 p.m.

The final day of the Fort Wayne 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 PRO BOWL WEST FORT WAYNE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EBONITE

Tuesday’s second round results after 16 games

Top 32 advance to match play

At Pro Bowl West

Fort Wayne, Ind.

a-denotes amateur

s-denotes super seniors ages 60 and over out of the regular prize fund cashing for $700

1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,982.

2, Randy Pedersen, Orlando, Fla., 3,923.

3, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,826.

4, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 3,794.

5, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,784.

6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,772.

7, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 3,756.

8, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,748.

9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,746.

10, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,743.

11, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,737.

12, (TIE) Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., and John Chapman, Canada, 3,732

14, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,726.

15, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,724.

16, a-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 3,723.

17, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,712.

18, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,691.

19, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,689.

20, Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., 3,687.

21, Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 3,681.

22, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,659.

23, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,640.

24, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,623.

25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,618.

26, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,606.

27, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,602.

28, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,597.

29, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,595.

31, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,582.

32, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 3,578.

Missed Cut

33, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,575, $900.

34, s-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,570, $700.

35, s-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,562, $700.

36, s-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,560, $700.

37, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 3,555.

38, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3,543.

39, s-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,537, $700.

40, s-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,532, $700.

41, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,525.

42, Scott Sustar, Medina, Ohio, 3,522.

43, (tie) a-Larry Salvati , Canada, and s-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,518, $700.

45, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,516.

46, s-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,509, $700.

47, s-Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,507, $700.

48, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 3,503.

49, Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich., 3,495.

50, Jeffrey Taylor, Madison, Wis., 3,482.

51, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,475.

52, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 3,470.

53, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,468.

54, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,444.

56, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,432.

57, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,426.

58, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,418.

59, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 3,411.

60, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,398.

61, (tie) Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., and Mark Medler, Waterloo, Ind., 3,391.

63, Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., 3,389.

64, (tie) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., 3,383.

66, (tie) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,374.

68, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,373.

69, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,370.

70, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,363.

71, a-Fred Phillips, Canada, 3,344.

72, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,339.

73, a-Gary Gatchell, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,338.

74, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,337.

75, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,334.

76, Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 3,333.

77, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,326.

78, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 3,304.

79, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,300.

80, Dan Duskin, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,279.

81, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 3,268.

82, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,264.

83, Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, 3,234.

84, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,211.

85, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,196.

86, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,189.

87, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,142.

88, a-Gilbert Kuchta, West Allis, Wis., 3,133.

89, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,127.

90, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 3,121.

91, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 3,110.

92, Thomas Kelley Sr., Omaha, Neb., 3,096.

93, a-Victor VanHentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,085.

94, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 3,079.

95, a-Scott Winschief, New Richmond, Ind., 3,074.

96, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 3,049.

97, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,032.

98, Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 3,008.

99, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,498 (withdrew).

300 Games - Frank Gallo Jr., Michael Henry, Lee Brosius

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Wayne Webb Averages 250 to Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic

by Jerry Schneider July 21, 2014 12:53

 

Despite bowling with a sore hand, Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Wayne Webb averaged 250 Monday to lead after the first round of the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite.

Webb bowled a 2,003 eight-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne with games of 252, 222, 289, 233, 277, 224, 279 and 227 to lead fellow Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber in second with 1,969.

“It’s mainly something I’m just having to deal with,” said the 20-time PBA Tour and five-time PBA50 Tour winner of his ailing hand. “It’s just the result of the strain developed from a long career in bowling.

“If I have the right ball in my hand and I throw it correctly with the right timing, I really don’t feel it. It’s only when I try to over-turn the ball that I feel some pain but when I’m throwing it good it really doesn’t bother me.”

Rounding out the top eight were Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,942; Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 1,930; Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,916; Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,913; Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,909, and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,905.

Webb, the 2010 PBA50 Player of the Year and 1980 PBA Tour Player of the Year, has best finishes of fifth in the Northern California Classic and ninth in the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters this season. His last PBA50 Tour win came in the 2010 PBA Senior Jackson (Mich.) Open.

The 99-player field will return Tuesday for another eight-game qualifying round which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to Wednesday’s match play rounds. Wednesday’s championship rounds are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

The Fort Wayne 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 PRO BOWL WEST FORT WAYNE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EBONITE
Monday’s first round results after eight games
At Pro Bowl West
Fort Wayne, Ind.
a-denotes amateur

1, Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 2,003.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,969.
3, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,942.
4, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 1,930.
5, a-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,916.
6, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,913.
7, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,909.
8, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,905.
9, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,900.
10, Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 1,896.
11, Bruce VanMetre, Delphos, Ohio, 1,883.
12, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,879.
13, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,876.
14, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,872.
15, John Chapman, Canada, 1,870.
16, Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich., 1,866.
17, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,861.
18, (tie) Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., and Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 1,848.
20, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,846.
21, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,836.
22, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,835.
23, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,829.
25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,828.
26, (tie) Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., and Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,818.
28, (tie) Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,817.
30, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,812.
31, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,810.
32, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,809.
33, (tie) Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,807.
35, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,798.
37, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,795.
38, Ralph Brunt Jr., Ft. Pierce, Fla., 1,792.
39, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,790.
40, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,787.
41, Jeffrey Taylor, Madison, Wis., 1,778.
42, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,771.
43, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,769.
44, (tie) Darron Peters, Murrieta, Calif., and James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,758.
46, Scott Sustar, Medina, Ohio, 1,755.
47, a-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 1,748.
48, (tie) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 1,739.
50, Mark Medler, Waterloo, Ind., 1,734.
51, a-Larry Salvati, Canada, 1,733.
52, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,726.
53, (tie) Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis., Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, and
Tommy Martin, Arlington, Tenn., 1,721
56, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,714.
57, (tie) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 1,713.
59, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,712.
60, (tie) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,706
62, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,703.
63, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,702.
64, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,701.
65, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,695.
66, a-Gary Gatchell, Fort Wayne, IN, 1,682.
67, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,681.
68, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,680.
69, Dan Duskin, Atlantic, Iowa, 1,678.
70, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,676.
71, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,674.
72, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,668.
73, a-Gilbert Kuchta, West Allis, Wis., 1,667.
74, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,663.
75, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,658.
76, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,656.
77, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,645.
78, (tie) Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., and Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,643
80, a-Fred Phillips, Canada, 1,638.
81, (tie) Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,622.
83, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,621.
84, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 1,619.
85, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,615.
86, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,603.
87, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,601.
88, Norm Ginsberg, West Babylon, 1,597.
89, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,587.
90, Thomas Kelley Sr., Omaha, Neb., 1,575.
91, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,553.
92, a-Scott Winschief, New Richmond, Ind., 1,547.
93, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 1,504.
94, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,498.
95, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,494.
96, Dale Holgate, Silver Lake, Ohio, 1,484.
97, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,462.
98, a-Victor VanHentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,461.
99, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,435.

300 Games - John Chapman, Randy Pedersen

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Ohio’s Bill McCorkle Wins Inaugural PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic for First PBA50 Title

by Jerry Schneider July 20, 2014 07:01

 

Bill McCorkle of Westerville, Ohio, won the biggest tournament of his professional career Sunday by defeating PBA Hall of Famer and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner Johnny Petraglia in the championship match of the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm.

In the inaugural event for PBA50 Tour players ages 60 and over, McCorkle defeated the top-seeded Petraglia 244-173 at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne to record his first PBA50 Tour title.

McCorkle got off to the early lead stringing the first five strikes while Petraglia struggled missing the 2-4-6-10 split in the first frame and the 1-3-6-7 washout in the fifth frame.

“I’ve been bowling in PBA competition for 40 years and never won at the national level so I’m a little overwhelmed,” said the 61-year-old McCorkle whose best previous PBA50 Tour finish was sixth. “I was fortunate to get off to a good start but then I had to remind myself to stay loose and continue to throw good shots.

“Toward the end of the match I started to get a little emotional but then I looked over at the Dick Weber trophy and thought what would Dick do, and at that moment I was able to get the inspiration I needed.”

McCorkle qualified second for the stepladder final thanks to a 11-1 record in match play.

“My goal was to make the top five,” McCorkle said. “I think I benefited from the tougher condition because it enabled me to throw harder which I like to do. The big games weren’t out there so there was a premium on making good shots.”

In the opening stepladder match one-time PBA50 Tour winner No. 4 seed Dave Patchen of Oregon, Ohio, defeated one-time PBA50 Tour winner No. 5 seed Mike Henry of Brunswick, Ohio, 258-190, and then went on to beat Don Blatchford of Santa Monica, Calif., 207-202, in the second match to eventually finish third. McCorkle defeated Patchen 212-195 in the semifinal to advance to the title match.

PBA50 Tour action continues Monday with the start of the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite open to all PBA50 Tour players ages 50 and over. The first qualifying round will get underway at 10 a.m.

The Fort Wayne 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 DICK WEBER SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC PRESENTED BY STORM
Sunday's Final Results
At Pro Bowl West
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Final Standings: 1, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, $7,500. 2, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., $4,000. 3, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, $2,500 4, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., $2,000. 5, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, $1,700.

Playoff Results: Match One – Patchen def. Henry, 258-190. Match Two – Patchen def. Blatchford – 207-202. Semifinal – McCorkle def. Patchen, 212-195. Championship match – McCorkle def. Petraglia, 244-173.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS
24-game pinfall totals including bonus pins, match play record and money earned.
Top five advanced to stepladder
a-denotes amateur

1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 8-4, 5,318.
2, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 11-1, 5,298.
3, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 9-3, 5,295.
4, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 9-3, 5,263.
5, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 7-5, 5,230.
6, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 8-4, 5,224, $1,500.
7, Pete Gurskis, Orland Park, Ill., 10-2, 5,181, $1,475.
8, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 9-3, 5,098, $1,450.
9, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 6-6, 5,084, $1,425.
10, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 8-4, 5,083, $1,400.
11, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 7-5, 5,052, $1,375.
12, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 6-6, 5,047, $1,350.
13, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 5-7, 5,035, $1,325.
14, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 6-6, 5,012, $1,300.
15, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 8-4, 5,006, $1,275.
16, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 4-7-1, 4,965, $1,250.
17, a-Bob Shank, Fort Wayne, Ind., 6-6, 4,956, $1,225.
18, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 7-5, 4,949, $1,200.
19, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 5-7, 4,907, $1,180.
20, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 5-7, 4,900, $1,160.
21, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3-8-1, 4,898, $1,140.
22, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 6-6, 4,896, $1,120.
23, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 5-7, 4,874, $1,100.
24, a-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 6-6, 4,866, $1,090.
25, a-Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 6-6, 4,816, $1,085.
26, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3-9, 4,802, $1,080.
27, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 4-8, 4,793, $1,075.
28, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 2-10, 4,763, $1,070.
29, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 6-6, 4,742, $1,065.
30, a-Mike Buchanan, Crystal River, Fla., 3-9, 4,673, $1,060.
31, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3-9, 4,643, $1,055.
32, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 0-12, 4,521, $1,050.

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Xtra Frame to Cover Landmark PBA50 Tour Doubleheader July 18-23 at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne

by Jerry Schneider July 14, 2014 06:08

After a three-week break, the PBA50 Tour returns to action July 18-23 for a landmark PBA50 Tour doubleheader at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., which will be covered live in its entirety on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

For the first time, PBA will conduct the PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm for super seniors (players 60 years of age and older) July 18-20 followed immediately by the regular PBA50 Tour Pro Bowl West Classic presented by Ebonite July 21-23 which is for players 50 and older including the super seniors who wish to enter.

A field of approximately 120 players is expected for the inaugural Super Senior Classic which includes PBA50 Super Senior Player of the Year frontrunners Johnny Petraglia and Dale Eagle, both PBA Hall of Famers.

The Pro Bowl West Classic is the eighth stop of the PBA50 Tour this season and will include several PBA Hall of Famers who will resume the stretch run for 2014 PBA50 Player of the Year honors.

Leading the list of PBA50 Player of the Year contenders entered are two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. and fellow Hall of Famer and 2013 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Pete Weber.

Williams, who is second in POY points 13 points behind Norm Duke, owns eight PBA50 Tour titles including the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters which he won in June for his first PBA50 major. Weber, who is third in POY points, will be trying for his third career PBA50 Tour win and first of the season in Fort Wayne.

Tied with Weber for third in POY points is Tom Baker followed by Parker Bohn III and Amleto Monacelli who are tied for fourth. Baker, Bohn and Monacelli have all won titles this season on the PBA50 Tour.

Duke, who currently leads the PBA50 POY points list, is not expected to compete because of a prior commitment but is expected to bowl in the final three tournaments of the season.

All of the remaining 2014 PBA50 Tour tournaments will be carried live via PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Subscription and schedule information is available by visiting www.xtraframetv.com.

The Dick Weber Super Senior Classic will begin with a six-game qualifying round at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 18. All players will return for second-round qualifying Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. which will determine the top 32 players for the first round of match play beginning at 5 p.m. Match play continues on Sunday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m. with the five-player stepladder scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Competition for the Pro Bowl West Classic begins Monday July 21 with an eight-game qualifying round at 10 a.m. ET. All players will return for the second qualifying round at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22 which will determine the top 40 who will advance to match play elimination rounds on Wednesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. The championship rounds begin at 7 p.m.

Admission for both tournaments is $8 per day or a $25 pass is available which is good for all days of both tournaments. Bowling fans can also compete in a pro-am that enables them to bowl with the pros which is scheduled for July 20 at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $50 which includes the bowling fee, T-shirt, tournament program and a buffet dinner. Tickets may be purchased at Pro Bowl West Lanes and additional information is available by calling (260) 482-4889.

PBA50 DICK WEBER SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC PRESENTED BY STORM SCHEDULE

Pro Bowl West Lanes, Fort Wayne, Ind., July 18-20

Friday, July 18
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Practice Session
5 p.m. – First round qualifying (6 games)

Saturday, July 19
11 a.m. - Second round qualifying (6 games)
Cut to the top 32 (with 96 entries and above)
5 p.m. – First round match play (6 games)

Sunday, July 20
8:30 a.m. – Second round match play (6 games)
Cut to top 5
Noon – Stepladder finals

PBA50 PRO BOWL WEST FORT WAYNE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EBONITE
Pro Bowl West Lanes, Fort Wayne, Ind., July 20-23

Sunday, July 20
3:30-6:30 p.m. - Practice Session
Pro-Am Squad: Dinner with the pros at 6:30 p.m. Bowling begins at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 21
10 a.m. – A Squad qualifying (8 games)
4:30 p.m. – B Squad qualifying (8 games)

Tuesday, July 22
10 a.m. - B Squad qualifying (8 games)
4:30 p.m. - A Squad qualifying (8 games)
Cut to the top 40 (based on 120 or more entries)

Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m. – Match play
7 p.m. – Championship rounds

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PBA50 Player, Rookie of the Year Races Make Stretch Run as PBA50 Tour Makes First Visit to Fort Wayne

by Jerry Schneider July 9, 2014 03:12

With the 2014 PBA50 Tour season heading into the home stretch, PBA Hall of Famer and PBA50 Tour rookie Norm Duke finds himself with a commanding lead in both the PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year points races — at least for now.

As the lone two-time winner this season, Duke, with 48 points, holds a healthy 13-point lead over two-time defending PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the POY race and a 22-point lead over Parker Bohn III in the ROY race with four tournaments remaining on the 2014 schedule. Williams has 35 points and Bohn 26 at this stage of the season.

Both the PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year competitions are based on points earned for top four (or top five) finishes in match play elimination tournaments or top five finishes in stepladder events. Standard tournaments award 16 points for first place, 8 for second, 4 for third, 2 for fourth and 1 for fifth (stepladder format) while major tournaments award 24, 12, 8, 4 and 2 points, respectively.

In addition to POY/ROY races, PBA50 players are vying for six spots in the new PBA Champion’s Challenge that will makes its debut at PBA World Series of Bowling VI Oct. 24-Nov. 2 at South Point in Las Vegas. The top six in PBA50 competition points (not POY points) will bowl a six-game match play round at the World Series to determine the top two players who will compete in a PBA50 Tour Finals match that will be part of a new two-hour four-match Champion’s Challenge telecast on ESPN.

The race for PBA50 Tour Player of the Year honors resumes when the 50-and-older players’ tour makes its first visit to Fort Wayne, Ind. July 20-23 for the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic presented by Ebonite. Preceding the standard PBA50 Tour event, Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne also will host the inaugural PBA50 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Storm July 18-20 for players 60 years of age and older.

All of the remaining 2014 PBA50 Tour tournaments will be streamed live via PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Subscription and schedule information is available by visiting www.xtraframetv.com.

In addition to his wins in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages and the PBA Senior U.S. Open, Duke has a second-place finish in the season-opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open and an 11th in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic bowling in his four tournaments appearances this season.

Williams, the winner of the USBC Senior Masters for his first PBA50 major title, has finished no worse than ninth and has finished third twice and fifth twice, including a fifth-place finish in the PBA Senior U.S. Open.

Trailing Duke and Williams in POY points are Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Tom Baker, tied for third with 28 points each, and Bohn and Amleto Monacelli, tied for fifth with 26 points each. Both have one win this season.

Should Duke win the Player of the Year points race, Rookie of the Year would be a foregone conclusion, and he would join Baker as only the second player to win PBA50 Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Baker recorded the feat in 2005, beginning an unprecedented streak of four consecutive PBA50 Player of the Year crowns.

Leading the PBA50 Super Senior POY points race based on competition points for players 60 and over is Johnny Petraglia who holds an approximate 3,000 point lead over Dale Eagle.

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