Deja Vu

by PBA Editor April 29, 2007 19:00
It took just two days for Tom Baker to prove he’s not going to slow down in his third season on the PBA Senior Tour.
After getting off to a slow start Sunday in the first day of the season-opening 2007 PBA Senior Manassas Open, Baker blitzed the field Monday, averaging 248.50 over his eight games to take the lead at Bowl America Manassas with a 3,798 16-game pinfall.

Baker has dominated the last two PBA Senior Tour seasons, winning the PBA Senior Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 2005, his first season on Tour. Last season, he won a record-tying four titles in just nine events, including both Major events, to win his second consecutive PBA Senior Player of the Year award.

This season, the Tour features 13 events and a bevy of new players who should give Baker a challenge. PBA Hall of Famer and 15-time Denny’s PBA Tour titlist Steve Cook and seven-time titlist Hugh Miller are in their rookie seasons, and PBA Hall of Famer and 2004 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year David Ozio will be bowling full-time for the first time after bowling part-time the last three seasons.
Nevertheless, Baker is showing he’s still the man to beat. Last year’s runner-up in Manassas earned one of eight byes into the Round of 16.

“The competition is a lot better out here with Cook, Miller, Sam Zurich and some other guys, so it’ll be a lot tougher this year,” Baker, the only senior bowler who is also exempt on the Denny’s PBA Tour, said. “We’ll see what happens. The lanes seem to be a little bit higher scoring than last year. It’ll be tough to dominate in that kind of circumstance.”

Baker (King, N.C.) started the day in 14th, but opened with games of 247, 257, 257 and 260 to take the lead. He had no games below 235 Monday, firing four of his eight games over 250.

“I just couldn’t carry yesterday. I think I left 15 10-pins. I had games yesterday where I bowled just as well but I just carried better today,” Baker said.

Finishing right behind Baker was 10-time PBA Senior Tour titlist Dale Eagle (Tavares, Fla.) with 3,754, while Rohn Morton (Vancouver, Wash.), who fired one of two 300 games in Sunday’s first round, is third with 3,746. Sunday’s leader, Kerry Painter (Henderson, Nev.), fired a 300 game on Monday to finish fourth with 3,710. PBA Hall of Famer David Ozio (Beaumont, Texas) rounds out the top five with 3,696.

Bob Chamberlain (The Villages, Fla.) finished 32nd with 3,495 to earn the final spot in match play by just two pins over Judge Abruzzese (Bronx, N.Y.).

The top 32 advance to Tuesday’s match play with the top eight earning byes into the Round of 16. The Round of 32, featuring bowlers 17-32 bowling each other, gets underway at 9 a.m. ET. The field will be narrowed down to two bowlers who will compete for the $8,000 top prize Tuesday evening.

PBA Senior Tour
2007 PBA Senior Manassas Open
Bowl America Manassas
Manassas, Va.
Monday, April 30

DAY TWO QUALIFYING


(Pos., name, hometown, 16-game pinfall. Top 32 advance to match play. Positions 33-47 cash. $600 indicates Super Senior check - 60 years and older.)

1, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,798.
2, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,754.
3, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 3,746.
4, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,710.
5, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 3,696.
6, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 3,663.
7, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 3,652.
8, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 3,644.
9, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,634.
10, Michael Lessar, Naples, N.Y., 3,629.
11, Martin Letscher, Niles, Ohio, 3,626.
12, Roger LeClair, Clackamas, Ore., 3,611.
13, (TIE) Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, and Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 3,605.
15, (TIE) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Don Patterson, Knoxville, Tenn., 3,593.
17, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,573.
18, Tom Carter, Rochelle, Ill, 3,567.
19, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 3,566.
20, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,557.
21, Bobby Hall, Landover, Md., 3,549.
22, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,544.
23, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 3,542.
24, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 3,536.
25, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 3,529.
26, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,527.
27, Jim Wolfe, Fredericksburg, Va., 3,517.
28, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,516.
29, Kenneth Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 3,502.
30, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 3,498.
31, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,496.
32, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,495.
33, Judge Abruzzese, Bronx, N.Y., 3,493, $800.
34, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,492, $800.
35, Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va, 3,491, $800.
36, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,484, $800.
37, Gregory Goetz, Washington, 3,481, $800.
38, Larry Wallace, Manassas, Va., 3,479, $800.
39, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3,476, $800.
40, Keith Sharp, Maitland, Fla., 3,467, $800.
41, Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 3,465, $800.
42, Peter Hakim, Jericho, N.Y., 3,464, $800.
43, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,461, $800.
44, (TIE) Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., and Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,456, $800.
46, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3,454, $800.
47, Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W Va., 3,451, $800.
48, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,450.
49, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,444.
50, L. Duane Hagen, Franklin, Va., 3,429.
51, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 3,426.
52, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,424.
53, Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,420.
54, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,419.
55, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,416.
56, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,410.
57, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 3,395, $600.
58, Richard Holmes, Luray, Va., 3,385.
59, Russ Michaud, Hudson, N.H., 3,382.
60, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,379, $600.
61, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, 3,376.
62, Richard Bucey, Forest Hill, Md, 3,366, $600.
63, Ronald Smith, Clinton, Md., 3,360.
64, Mark Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 3,357.
65, Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 3,353, $600.
66, (TIE) Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and Anthony Dorsey, Columbia, Md., 3,352.
68, Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 3,346.
69, Earl Herndon, Richmond, Va, 3,339.
70, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 3,334.
71, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 3,331, $600.
72, Thomas Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,325.
73, Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., 3,324, $600.
74, Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 3,315.
75, (TIE) Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and Michael Clouser, Ephrata, Pa, 3,311.
77, Patrick Cahalan, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,310.
78, Frank Tuccitto Jr., Southington, Conn., 3,309, $600.
79, Greg Wilhelm, Stafford, Va., 3,307.
80, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 3,302.
81, Ed Quinn, Roanoke, Va, 3,297, $600.
82, (TIE) Saunie Sirbaugh, Stephenson, Va., and Colin Leisy, Wilson, N.C., 3,295.
84, Bruce Shuttleworth, Irmo, S.C., 3,292.
85, Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 3,290.
86, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,285.
87, Leonard Chetti, Alexanderia, Va., 3,272.
88, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 3,269.
89, Bobby Jones, Bryans Road, Md., 3,265.
90, Lee Rautenberg, Boca Raton, Fla., 3,262.
91, Garry Breeden, Manassas, Va., 3,259.
92, William Tenan Jr, Hayes, Va, 3,258.
93, Pete Gunn, Stafford, Va., 3,254, $600.
94, Jimmy Plessinger, York, Pa., 3,252.
95, Thomas Sliwinski, Reynoldsville, Pa., 3,241.
96, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3,240.
97, Andrew Smith, Colonie, N.Y., 3,226.
98, Jan Kravcheno Sr., Kalida, Ohio, 3,216.
99, Edward Buco, Berlin, Md., 3,211.
100, George Ennis, California, Md., 3,205.
101, Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 3,202.
102, Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., 3,191.
103, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,188.
104, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 3,187.
105, Eddie Blocker Jr., Seabrook, Md., 3,184.
106, (TIE) Keith Reynolds, Elmira, N.Y., and Rick Hood, Stafford, Va., 3,180.
108, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 3,179.
109, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,175.
110, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,167.
111, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 3,165.
112, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,162.
113, Robert McGuire, Warrenton, Va., 3,158.
114, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 3,154.
115, Robert Shelton, Goldvien, Va, 3,151.
116, Bob Campbell, Akeville, N. C., 3,136.
117, Earl Langkam Jr, Toppa, Md, 3,135.
118, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va, 3,119.
119, Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa., 3,117.
120, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,115.
121, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,107.
122, Joseph Venezio, Linden, N.J., 3,102.
123, (TIE) Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., and Steven Stallone, Whiting, N.J., 3,101.
125, Hollis McMullen, Rockville, Md., 3,095.
126, Joseph Stalnaker, Alderson, W.V., 3,073.
127, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, VA., 3,066.
128, Elmer Davis, New Bloomfield, Pa., 3,064.
129, Ron House, Combine, Texas, 3,057.
130, Tom Ditzel, Baltimore, Md., 3,047.
131, Gregory Smith, Baltimore, 3,017.
132, Ernie Bourque, Acushnet, Mass., 2,996.
133, Johnie Peak Sr., Hyattesville, Md., 2,980.
134, Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla, 2,976.
135, Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 2,950.
136, Dennis Neal, Thaxton, Va., 2,936.
137, James Asbury, Gaithersburg, Md., 2,932.
138, Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 2,912.
139, James Doyle Sr., Kingwood, Texas, 2,898.
140, Helmut Vickus, New Britain, Pa., 2,836.
141, Johnny Pilkenton, Virginia Beach, Va, 2,798.
142, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 1,479 (WD).

300 games (1) - Kerry Painter.

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