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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PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic, presented by Ebonite - Match Play Rounds

by John Weber July 23, 2014 00:26

								
PBA50 Tour								
PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic, presented by Ebonite								
Pro Bowl West								
Fort Wayne, IN								
								
Wednesday, July 23, 2014								
								
WATCH LIVE ON PBA XTRA FRAME!!!!!!								


ROUND OF 2				
Winners from the round of 4.   				
Single elimination, single-game match play.				
Loser eliminated, earns $4,000.				
Winner earns $7,500.				
				
Champion -  Pete Weber				
				
Seed #	Name			Game 1
				
#2	Randy Pedersen		207	
#1	Pete Weber		259	
Winner - Pete Weber				




ROUND OF 4				
Winners from the round of 8.   				
Single elimination, single-game match play.				
Losers eliminated, earn $2,300.				
				
Seed #	Name			Game 1
				
#1	Pete Weber		223	
#4	Wayne Webb		210	
Winner - Pete Weber				
				
#2	Randy Pedersen		207	
#11	John Petraglia		193	
Winner - Randy Pedersen				



ROUND OF 8						
Winners from the round of 16.   						
Single elimination, best-of-three games match play.						
Losers eliminated, earn $1,600.						
						
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3
						
#1	Pete Weber		248	238	225	
#24	Sam Lantto		200	247	214	
Winner - Pete Weber						
						
#21	Ralph Brunt Jr		241	210	179	
#4	Wayne Webb		248	204	269	
Winner - Wayne Webb						
						
#2	Randy Pedersen		247	289		
#26	Bill McCorkle		209	199		
Winner - Randy Pedersen						
						
#11	John Petraglia		214	244		
#14	Parker Bohn		206	182		
Winner - Johnny Petraglia						




ROUND OF 16								
Winners from the round of 24 and Qualifiers 1-8.   								
Single elimination, best-of-five games match play.								
Losers eliminated, earn $1,300.								
								
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3	Game 4	Game 5
								
#17	Bryan Goebel		198	232	168	222		
#1	Pete Weber		246	196	228	279		
Winner - Pete Weber								
								
#24	Sam Lantto		226	245	253	218	247	
#8	Ron Mohr		201	257	216	259	243	
Winner - Sam Lantto								
								
#5	Michael Henry		203	170	153			
#21	Ralph Brunt Jr		236	222	201			
Winner - Ralph Brunt Jr.								
								
#4	Wayne Webb		234	223	226	256		
#20	Darron Peters		195	216	245	248		
Winner - Wayne Webb								
								
#15	Dale Traber		278	227	226	236	229	
#2	Randy Pedersen		236	236	194	238	246	
Winner - Randy Pedersen								
								
#26	Bill McCorkle		237	225	193	235	245	
#7	Ken Wagner		236	237	258	213	226	
Winner - Bill McCorkle								
								
#6	Harry Sullins		194	212	269			
#11	John Petraglia		236	217	289			
Winner - Johnny Petraglia								
								
#3	Mike Edwards		193	217	239			
#14	Parker Bohn III		243	258	266			
Winner - Parker Bohn III								
	


ROUND OF 24							
Qualifiers 9-24.   							
Single elimination, best-of-five games match play.							
Losers eliminated, earn $1,100.							
							
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3	Game 4
							
#17	Bryan Goebel		279	241	246		
#16	Jim Starks		219	223	210		
Winner - Bryan Goebel							
							
#24	Sam Lantto		245	270	240	245	
#9	WR Williams Jr		227	207	246	218	
Winner - Sam Lantto							
							
#12	Dale Eagle		204	201	193		
#21	Ralph Brunt Jr		237	212	270		
Winner - Ralph Brunt Jr.							
							
#13	John Chapman		186	237	300	213	239
#20	Darron Peters		290	235	279	238	244
Winner - Darron Peters							
							
#18	Lennie Boresch		200	227	238	205	
#15	Dale Traber		237	269	236	224	
Winner - Dale Traber							
							
#26	Bill McCorkle		227	207	211	210	
#10	Lee Brosius		226	203	228	208	
Winner - Bill McCorkle							
							
#11	John Petraglia		249	205	244	300	
#22	Ross McDonald		247	246	200	220	
Winner - Johnny Petraglia							
							
#14	Parker Bohn III		259	191	265		
#30	Ted Staikoff		216	186	205		
Winner - Parker Bohn III							



ROUND OF 32								
Qualifiers 17-32.   								
Single elimination, best-of-five games match play.								
Losers eliminated, earn $1,000.								
								
Seed #	Name			Game 1	Game 2	Game 3	Game 4	Game 5
								
#17	Bryan Goebel		237	180	195	267	201	
#32	Bob Caruso		213	206	213	236	189	
Winner - Bryan Goebel								
								
#25	Chris Keane		214(9)	245	247	228	189	
#24	Sam Lantto		214(10)	181	246	248	231	
winner - Sam Lantto								
								
#21	Ralph Brunt Jr.		210	215	217			
#28	Tom Baker		205	202	210			
Winner - Ralph Brunt Jr.								
								
#29	Kenny Parks		268	237	248	258		
#20	Darron Peters		222	279	265	266		
Winner - Darron Peters								
								
#18	Lennie Boresch		268	219	246	213	186	
#31	Sammy Ventura		234	234	255	179	173	
Winner - Lennie Boresch Jr.								
								
#26	Bill McCorkle		226	255	212			
#23	William Peters		180	206	205			
Winner - Bill McCorkle								
								
#22	Ross McDonald		202	203	208	179	246	
#27	Marc Lineberry		185	180	235	225	235	
Winner - Ross McDonald								
								
#30	Ted Staikoff		245	214	216	266		
#19	Don Breeden		232	259	209	226		
Winner - Ted Staikoff								
								
								
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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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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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