Pete Weber Dominates Statistical Categories on His Way to a Milestone PBA50 Player of the Year Season

by Jerry Schneider August 20, 2015 07:31

It hardly seems possible that Pete Weber, in his 35 years of PBA competition, had never won PBA Player of the Year recognition despite a Hall of Fame career that included 37 PBA Tour titles, a record-tying 10 majors including a record five U.S. Open titles, and nearly $4 million in career earnings, among his most notable accomplishments.

But during the 2015 PBA50 Tour campaign, at age 52 and in his third campaign with the 50-and-older generation, Weber finally had the breakthrough season he had pursued ever since earning PBA Rookie of the Year honors as an 18-year-old in 1980.

Thanks in part to his win in the 2015 Suncoast Senior U.S. Open, along with a runner-up finish in the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, Weber dominated the PBA50 earnings, average and competition points standings to earn the 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year crown, the first PBA Player of the Year honor of his illustrious career.

“Marshall Holman wasn’t here to take it away from me,” Weber said kiddingly when referring to the 1987 Tour season when he finished second to Holman in PBA Player of the Year voting, the closest he had ever come to that goal.

In 1987, Holman earned the award based largely on seven championship round appearances including three runner-up finishes and leading in average and tournament points, but he didn’t win a title, while Weber won his first Tournament of Champions title and led in Tour earnings.

“It took me 35 years to do it, but I’ve got a Player of the Year title. PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour, I don’t care. I’ll take it,” said Weber, who will turn 53 on Friday (Aug. 21). “I didn’t have a lot of wins this season, but I had a lot of top finishes and I did well in the (PBA50) majors, which was good enough to achieve another goal in my career.”

Weber’s Senior U.S. Open title win was the fourth PBA50 title of his career and his second major to go along with his USBC Senior Masters in 2013. With his Senior U.S. Open win he joined fellow Hall of Famer and 2014 Senior U.S. Open winner Norm Duke as the only players to win U.S. Open titles on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour. During the 2015 season, Weber also finished second in the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open and Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, and third in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic. His seventh-place finish in the season-ending DeHayes Insurance Group Championship gave him enough competition points to secure PBA50 Player of the Year.

Weber led the season-long points list with 239,964 points. Second was 2015 PBA50 Rookie of the Year Mike Scroggins with 207,108. Scroggins was the season’s only three-time winner, winning the DeHayes Insurance Group Championship, Johnny Petraglia BVL Open and UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages.

Weber also led the PBA50 Tour in average (227.82 for 327 games bowled), edging fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III who ranked second bowling at a 227.54 scoring pace. Bohn was a two-time winner, capturing the season-opening Pasco County Open and the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open.

Weber, who won the earnings title with $36,875 over runner-up Amleto Monacelli’s $33,675, tied with Scroggins with most championship round appearances (five) and tied with five other players with most match play appearances with nine.

Another player who had a hallmark season was Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., who earned his first PBA60 Player of the Year award for players 60 and over. Baker had five top-10 finishes including a third-place finish in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages and a fourth in the Miller High Life Classic.

The top eight players in competition points earned paid entries into the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII in Reno, Nev., in December along with berths in the PBA50 Challenge Finals qualifier which is part of WSOB VII. The eight-game head-to-head match play qualifier will determine two finalists who will compete in the PBA50 title match which will be televised by ESPN on Jan. 24, 2016. The qualifiers are Weber, Scroggins, Bohn, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Monacelli, Brian LeClair, Jack Jurek and Bob Learn Jr.

The winner of the PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award, selected by PBA50 Tour players, will be announced later.

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Henson Defeats Petraglia to Win PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open For First PBA50 Tour title

by Jerry Schneider August 16, 2015 06:47

In a back-and-forth championship match, Bill Henson defeated PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, 244-233, to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open presented by Pro Bowl West and Hammer for his first career PBA50 Tour title.

Henson, whose previous best finish was second in the 2009 PBA Senior Decatur Open, needed at least a strike and then nine-spare in the 10th frame, but was able to throw a double to seal the win at Pro Bowl West.

Qualifying fourth for the finals, Henson, of Westerville, Ohio, had to win three consecutive matches to meet top qualifier Petraglia in the title match of the final tournament of the PBA50 Tour season.

In the opening stepladder match, Henson defeated Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, 247-214, and then went on to beat Mike Henry of Brunswick, Ohio, 256-225. In the semifinal match, he beat Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nev., in another 256-225 match to advance to the title match.

“That stepladder final was tall and steep,” said the 63-year-old Henson. “There was a lot of great talent ahead of me. I had no choice but to take it one shot at a time.”

In the title match, Henson got off to a shaky start with an open in the second frame but then recovered with a string of strikes. Petraglia nearly left the door wide open in the ninth frame when he left the 1-3-7-9 washout, but he was able to make the spare to keep the match close.

“I had all the confidence in the world in my equipment and the way I was throwing the ball,” Henson said. “I just needed to keep my mental game together. When I stepped up in the 10th, I just kept telling myself I’ve done this before, I can do it again.”

The 68-year-old Petraglia, who has won 14 times on the PBA Tour and eight times on the PBA50 Tour, and is the only player to win a national PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour in six different decades, would have been the oldest player to win a PBA50 Tour title with a victory.

PBA60 DICK WEBER SUPER SENIOR OPEN

PRESENTED BY PRO BOWL WEST AND HAMMER
Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sunday

Final Standings

1, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, $7,500.
2, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., $4,000.
3, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., $2,500.
4, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, $2,000.
5, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, $1,750.

Stepladder Results

Match One – Henson def. Csuhta, 247-214.
Match Two – Henson def. Henry, 256-225.

Semifinal Match – Henson def. Painter, 256-225.
Championship – Henson def. Petraglia, 244 -233.

Fourth Round Results (after 24 games, including match play record and bonus pins. Top five advanced to stepladder finals)

1, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 9-3, 5,865.
2, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 8-4, 5,857.
3, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 10-2, 5,815.
4, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 7-5, 5,691.
5, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 8-4, 5,642.
6, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-5, 5,565, $1,600.
7, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 10-2, 5,529, $1,550.
8, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 8-4, 5,405, $1,500.
9, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 6-6, 5,397, $1,450.
10, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 5-6-1, 5,396, $1,425.
11, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3-8-1, 5,361, $1,400.
12, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 5-7, 5,353, $1,375.
13, Willie Wells, Las Vegas, 8-4, 5,351, $1,350.
14, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 7-5, 5,346, $1,325.
15, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 6-5-1, 5,338, $1,300.
16, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 6-6, 5,297, $1,275.
17, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 7-5, 5,286, $1,250.
18, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 7-5, 5,282, $1,240.
19, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 7-5, 5,279, $1,230.
20, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 6-6, 5,278, $1,220.
21, a-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 4-8, 5,275, $1,210.
22, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 6-6, 5,248, $1,200.
23, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 4-7-1, 5,236, $1,190.
24, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 5-7, 5,227, $1,180.
25, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2-10, 5,196, $1,170.
26, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 4-8, 5,170, $1,160.
27, Larry Zacharias, Naperville, Ill., 5-6-1, 5,159, $1,150.
28, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 4-8, 5,127, $1,140.
29, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 6-6, 5,102, $1,130.
30, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 5-5-1, 5,075, $1,120.
31, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 4-8, 4,979, $1,110.
32, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, 0-12, 4,867, $1,100.

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Mike Henry Goes 6-0 in Match Play to Take PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open Lead

by Jerry Schneider August 15, 2015 08:29

A 6-0 match play record helped propel Mike Henry of Brunswick, Ohio into the third round lead of the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open presented by Pro Bowl West and Hammer Saturday at Pro Bowl West.

Henry finished the third round with a 4,386 18-game overall pinfall (which includes match play win bonus pins) to move ahead of second round leader Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nev., in second who finished with a 4-2 record in match play and 4,352 pinfall.

“Today it was a case of having the right ball for the conditions,” said Henry, who won the 2010 PBA Senior Lake County Open for his only PBA50 Tour title. “I used a ball I drilled up about three years ago for lane conditions like we’re bowling on here and it worked great. We’ll try it again tomorrow and see what happens.”

Henry averaged 251 in the third round bowling games of 267, 223, 259, 256, 268 and 234.

“I didn’t make many errant shots today,” the 65-year-old Henry added. “Overall it’s been an up-and-down year for me. Hopefully I can go out on a high note.”

Rounding out the top five in the tournament for senior players 60 and over were PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J. in third with 4,315, followed by Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 4,224 and Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, 4,172.

The field will return Sunday morning for another match play round at 8:30 a.m. to determine the five players for the stepladder finals scheduled for noon.

Final day coverage of the Dick Weber Super Senior Classic can be seen live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription information click on http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/

PBA60 DICK WEBER SUPER SENIOR OPEN

PRESENTED BY PRO BOWL WEST AND HAMMER

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Saturday

Third Round Results (18-game pinfall totals including match play record and bonus pins)

1, Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 6-0, 4,386.
2, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 4-2, 4,352.
3, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 5-1, 4,315.
4, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 4-2, 4,224.
5, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 5-1, 4,172.
6, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 5-1, 4,114.
7, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3-3, 4,081.
8, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3-2-1, 4,074.
9, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-4, 4,072.
10, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 4-2, 4,053.
11, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3-3, 4,030.
12, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 4-2, 4,010.
13, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 4-2, 3,951.
14, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3-3, 3,950.
15, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3-3, 3,947.
16, Willie Wells, Las Vegas, 4-2, 3,939.
17, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3-3, 3,934.
18, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3-3, 3,924.
19, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2-4, 3,922.
20, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3-3, and a-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1-5, 3,920.
22, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2-4, 3,891.
23, Larry Zacharias, Naperville, Ill., 3-3, 3,870.
24, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2-4, 3,869.
25, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 0-6, 3,850.
26, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3-1-1, 3,849.
27, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 2-4, 3,838.
28, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 3-3, 3,836.
29, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 3-3, 3,832.
30, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 2-4, 3,820.
31, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1-5, 3,704.
32, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, 0-6, 3,675.

Second Round Results (after 12 games. Top 32 advanced to match play)

1, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 2,848.
2, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,749.
3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,742.
4, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,738.
5, a-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 2,710.
6, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,699.
7, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 2,692.
8, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,686.
9, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,682.
10, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 2,665.
11, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 2,605.
12, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 2,596.
13, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 2,594.
14, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2,586.
15, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,576.
16, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 2,571.
17, Willie Wells, Las Vegas, 2,569.
18, Larry Zacharias, Naperville, Ill., 2,567.
18, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,567.
20, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,565.
21, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 2,564.
22, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2,562.
23,Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 2,545.
24, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 2,537.
25, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 2,532.
25, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,532.
27, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 2,527.
27, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,527.
29, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2,520.
30, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,511.
31, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 2,507.
32, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, 2,503.

Did not advance:
33, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 2,500, $1,000.
34, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 2,499, $1,000.
35, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 2,498, $1,000.
36, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 2,497, $1,000.
37, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 2,495, $1,000.
38, Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 2,490, $1,000.
39, a-John Weltzien, Wellington, Fla., 2,477, $1,000.
40, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,476.
41, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 2,470.
42, a-David Eatmon, Ferndale, Mich., 2,468.
43, Leonard Cianciolo, Warren, Mich., 2,463.
44, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 2,461.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,460.
46, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,455.
47, Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 2,438.
48,Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 2,437.
49, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 2,434.
50, a-Phil Prieto Jr., El Paso, Texas, 2,431.
50, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,431.
52, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 2,430.
53, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 2,424.
54, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 2,421.
55, Bill Argenbright, New Hope, Va., 2,418.
56, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,405.
57, a-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 2,401.
58, Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill, 2,398.
59, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 2,391.
60, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 2,384.
60, a-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 2,384.
62, a-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 2,372.
63, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 2,367.
64, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 2,364.
65, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,359.
66, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 2,353.
67, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,352.
68, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,348.
69, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 2,341.
70, Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 2,328.
71, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 2,321.
71, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,321.
73, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 2,312.
73, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,312.
75, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2,308.
76, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 2,295.
77, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,292.
78, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 2,291.
79, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,289.
80, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 2,286.
80, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 2,286.
82, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,268.
83, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 2,263.
84, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 2,261.
85, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 2,260.
86, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,256.
87, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 2,254.
88, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 2,250.
89, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 2,237.
90, James Brenner, Bettendorf, Iowa, 2,230.
91, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,229.
92, Stephen Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y., 2,225.
93, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,174.
94, Terry Fronterhouse, Phoenix, 2,165.
95, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 2,159.
96, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 2,148.
96, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2,148.
98, Phil Regan, Alameda, Calif., 2,146.
99, a-Nick Smith, Livonia, Mich., 2,137.
100, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 2,133.
101, a-Frogg Elkins, Berryville, Ark., 2,132.
102, JamiLynn Fox, Toledo, Ohio, 2,127.
103, Michael Hansen, Harlan, Iowa, 2,111.
104, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,057.
105, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,023.
106, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,973.
107, Frank Verni, Bronx, N.Y., 1,842.
107, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,842.
109, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 1,811.
110, a-Mark Blome, Green Forest, Ark., 1,689.
111, Tim Collinsworth, Edgewood, Texas, 1,362.
112, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,076.
113, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,067.
114, Ron Burgess, Plymouth, Mich., 1,038.
115, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 977.
116, Jean-Marc Gagnon, Port Charlotte, Fla., 970.

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Kerry Painter Averages 237 to Top First Round Qualifying In PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open

by Jerry Schneider August 14, 2015 14:02

PBA50 Tour veteran Kerry Painter of Henderson, Nev., averaged 237.6 to top first round qualifying Friday in the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Open presented by Pro Bowl West and Hammer.

Painter led the field of 117 players ages 60 and over with a 1,426 six-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West bowling games of 279, 267, 216, 214, 234 and 216.

“I felt like I might have left a 300 game out there,” said the 62-year-old Painter. “I got off to a great start but I just felt like I didn’t take advantage of what was out there like I should have.

“Overall I’m bowling well and I avoided the bad game so I’m happy about that. I just have to keep the ball around the pocket like I’ve been doing and with a few good breaks here and there I should have a good tournament.”

Painter, who has bowled on the PBA50 (senior) Tour since 2007 has won one title, the PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic in 2013. He won the inaugural USBC Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in 2013.

Rounding out the top five were Ted Staikoff of Black Hawk, S.D., 1,398, followed by three PBA Hall of Famers, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,392; Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,365, and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,353.

The field will return for another six-game qualifying round Saturday morning which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to the first match play round Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. Another match play round will be conducted Sunday morning beginning at 8 a.m. to determine the five players for the stepladder finals scheduled for noon.

Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel, is providing live coverage of the Dick Weber Super Senior Open. For subscription information visit http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/.

PBA60 DICK WEBER SUPER SENIOR OPEN

PRESENTED BY PRO BOWL WEST AND HAMMER

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Friday

First Round Standings (after 6 games)

1, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,426.
2, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,398.
3, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,392.
4, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,365.
5, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,353.
6, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,349.
7, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,346.
8, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,328.
9, a-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,306.
10, a-Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,295.
11, (tie) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,293.
13, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,292.
14, Richard Nesbit, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1,290.
15, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,288.
16, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,283.
17, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,280.
18, a-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,277.
19, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,272.
20, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,270.
21, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,264.
21, (tie) Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., and Willie Wells, Las Vegas, 1,264.
24, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,262.
25, (tie) Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, and Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 1,257.
27, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,254.
28, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 1,246.
29, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,245.
30, (tie) Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., a-David Eatmon, Ferndale, Mich., and Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,244.
33, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,239.
34, (tie) Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, and a-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,236.
37, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,234.
38, Mal Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,233.
39, Larry Zacharias, Naperville, Ill., 1,232.
40, (tie) Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill. and Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,229.
42, Bill Argenbright, New Hope, Va., 1,227.
43, (tie) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and a-John Weltzien, Wellington, Fla., 1,221.
45, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,211.
46, Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 1,207.
47, Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 1,204.
48, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,201.
49,a-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 1,199.
50, (tie) Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., and Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,197.
52, (tie) Frankie May, Reading, Pa., and Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,192.
54, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 1,191.
55, (tie) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., and Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,186.
57, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,185.
58, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,184.
59, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 1,181.
60, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 1,178.
61, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,176.
62, a-Phil Prieto Jr., El Paso, Texas, 1,171.
63, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,167.
64, Leonard Cianciolo, Warren, Mich., 1,158.
65, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,157.
66, (tie) Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., and Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,156.
68, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,148.
69, Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 1,143.
70, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,142.
71, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 1,141.
72, (tie) Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio and Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,138.
74, Terry Fronterhouse, Phoenix, 1,133.
75, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,132.
76, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 1,131.
77, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,128.
78, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,127.
79, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., and Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,124.
82, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,118.
83, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,116.
84, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,114.
85, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,111.
86, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 1,105.
87, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,099.
88, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,097.
89, a-Nick Smith, Livonia, Mich., 1,094.
90, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,091.
91, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 1,090.
92, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,083.
93, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,078.
94, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,076.
95, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,065.
96, Stephen Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y., 1,062.
97, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,057.
98, Michael Hansen, Harlan, Iowa, 1,052.
99, JamiLynn Fox, Toledo, Ohio, 1,050.
100, a-Frogg Elkins, Berryville, Ark., 1,047.
100, Phil Regan, Alameda, Calif., 1,047.
102, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,045.
103, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,040.
104, Ron Burgess, Plymouth, Mich., 1,038.
105, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,037.
106, James Brenner, Bettendorf, Iowa, 1,024.
107, Tim Collinsworth, Edgewood, Texas, 993.
108, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 950.
109, (tie) Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., and Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 932.
111, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 909.
112, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,067.
113, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 977.
114, Jean-Marc Gagnon, Port Charlotte, Fla., 970.

115, (tie) a-Mark Blome, Green Forest, Ark., and Frank Verni, Bronx, N.Y., 904
117, a-Bob Valentino, Syosset, N.Y., 861.

a-denotes amateur

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Scroggins Wins PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship for Third Title of the Season; Weber Earns PBA50 Player of the Year

by Jerry Schneider August 12, 2015 13:37

PBA50 Tour rookie Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, won his third PBA50 Tour title of the season and Pete Weber clinched PBA50 Player of the Year honors Wednesday in the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite.

Scroggins, who returned to PBA competition in April after a year-long absence because of a serious foot ailment, defeated 10-time PBA Tour winner and finals top qualifier Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., 278-221, in the title match at Pro Bowl West to become the season’s only three-time winner.

With his three wins Scroggins was the runaway winner for PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors.

“I just wanted to be in the running for rookie of the year when the season started,” Scroggins said. “Winning one tournament would have been icing on the cake. I didn’t know what to expect this season but to have the year I had was much more than I expected.”

Scroggins, who qualified third for the finals defeated Ed Silva of Manteca, Calif., in the second stepladder match, 227-217, and then beat Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., in the semifinal 248-212, to reach the championship match against Goebel.

In the finals Scroggins had to use two different balls, one for each lane, to attack the challenging finals lane condition.

“When I was practicing I was surprised by the ball reaction on the left lane so I had to use a different ball there,” Scroggins said. “It’s something I’ve done before because I prefer to make my adjustments with my equipment rather than moving left or right on the lane.”

In the opening stepladder match, Silva, making his first finals appearance, defeated Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 186-184. Bohn, who left a pocket 7-10 split in the 10th frame to lose the match, was also trying for a third PBA50 Tour title this season.

Weber’s seventh-place finish in the tournament was enough to secure PBA50 Player of the Year, his first player of the year crown of any kind during his more than three decade long PBA Hall of Fame career.

“It took me 35 years to do it but I’ve got a Player of the Year title – PBA Tour or PBA50 Tour I don’t care – I’ll take it,” said Weber, who owns 37 PBA Tour titles including a record-tying 10 major wins. “I didn’t have a lot of wins this season, but I had a lot of top finishes and did well in the majors which was good enough to achieve another goal in my career.”

Weber earned PBA50 Player of the Year in large part because of his performances in the Suncoast Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters, the season’s two majors. He won the Senior U.S. Open and finished second in the Senior Masters. He had other top finishes of second in the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open and Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, and a third-place finish in the PBA50 Miller High Life Classic.

Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., earned his first PBA60 Player of the Year award for players 60 and over.

The top eight players in competition points also earned berths in the PBA Challenge Finals qualifier which is part of the GEICO World Series of Bowling VII this December in Reno, Nev.  The qualifier will determine two finalists who will compete in the PBA50 title match which will be televised by ESPN. Advancing will be Weber, Scroggins, Bohn, Williams, Amleto Monacelli, Brian LeClair, Jack Jurek and Bob Learn Jr.

The PBA50 Tour season will wrap up with the PBA60 Dick Weber Super Senior Classic presented by Pro Bowl West and Hammer, Friday through Sunday for players 60 years and older. Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription information click on http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/.

PBA50 DeHAYES INSURANCE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIP

PRESENTED BY PRO BOWL WEST AND EBONITE
Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

Final Standings

1, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, $7,500.
2, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., $4,000.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $2,500.
4, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., $2,000.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $1,750.

Stepladder Results

Match One – Silva def. Bohn, 186-184.
Match Two – Scroggins def. Silva, 227-217.
Semifinal Match – Scroggins def. Williams, 248-212.
Championship – Scroggins def. Goebel, 278-221.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play record and bonus pins. Top five advanced to stepladder finals)

1, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 5-1, 1,661.
2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,606.
3, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 5-1, 1,590.
4, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 4-2, 1,556.
5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-2, 1,540.
6, Willie Wells, Las Vegas, 4-2, 1,527, $1,500.
7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2-4, 1,507, and John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 4-2, 1,507, $1,500.
9, Lennie Boresch Jr, Kenosha, Wis., 2-4, 1,450, $1,300.
10, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2-4, 1,441, $1,300.
11, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3-3, 1,440, $1,300.
12, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 2-4, 1,373, $1,300.
13, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3-3, 1,354, $1,300.
14, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1-5, 1,339, $1,300.
15, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1-5, 1,335, $1,300.
16, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 2-4, 1,314, $1,300.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3-2, 1,239, $1,200.
18, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-2, 1,235, $1,200.
19, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3-2, 1,230, $1,200
20, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2-3, 1,215, $1,200.
21, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2-2-1, 1,193, $1,200.
22, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3-2, 1,179, $1,200.
23, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2-3, 1,152, $1,200.
24,Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2-3, 1,140, $1,200.
25, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 2-3, 1,138, $1,100.
26, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3-2, 1,136, $1,100.
27, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1-4, 1,127, $1,100.
28, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1-4, 1,125, $1,100.
29, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2-3, 1,121, $1,100.
30, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1-4, 1,082, $1,100.
31, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1-4, 1,049, $1,100.
32, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2-3, 1,031, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

33, Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,116, $1,000.
34, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,110, $1,000.
35, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,101, $1,000.
36, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,075, $1,000.

37, Brent Beery, Kansas City, Mo., 1,073, $1,000.
38, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,061, $1,000.
39, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,056, $1,000.
40, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1055, $1,000.
41, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 1,030, $1,000.
42, Bill Argenbright, New Hope, Va., 1,023, $1,000.
43, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 997, $1,000.
44, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 983, $1,000.
45, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 900, $1,000.

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