Friendly Confines

by PBA Editor June 11, 2007 19:00
A friendly bowling center can make for friendly scores. At least that’s the case for Henry Gonzalez in the PBA Senior Tucson Open.

Gonzalez (Colorado Springs, Colo.) sits atop the leaderboard after the first day of qualifying, posting an eight-game pinfall of 2,011, 45 pins ahead of second-place Kevin Croucher.

Gonzalez opened his block with a 276, dropping to 249 in his second game, before posting his high score of the day, 279. After a 260 in his fourth game, Gonzalez stayed below the 250 mark, finishing with a low score of 226.

“There is something to walking into a bowling center that you like to bowl in,” said Gonzalez, who posted an average score of 251.38. “We’re in Tucson and I love to bowl here. If you look at my track record, I’ve bowled fairly decent here. My ball always rolls well here and my mental game was really sharp today.”

Gonzalez finished sixth in the 2006 PBA Senior Tucson Open and 17th in the 2005 event.

Croucher (Grants Pass, Ore.) led the A squad in the day’s first block with 1,966, including one of the day’s two 300 games.

Four pins back in third is Bob Chamberlain (The Villages, Fla.) with 1,960. Chamberlain fired the day’s other perfect game.

Don Sylvia (Discovery Bay, Calif.) is fourth with 1,959.

Defending PBA Senior Tucson champion Tom Baker (King, N.C.) is in seventh with 1,920.

All 118 bowlers return Tuesday for a second eight-game qualifying block, with B squad beginning action at 8 a.m. PST. The A squad will bowl their second block at 3 p.m. The field will then be cut to the top 32 based on total pinfall after Tuesday’s action with match play beginning Wednesday at 9 a.m.

PBA Senior Tour
2007 PBA Senior Tucson Open
Golden Pin Lanes
Tucson, Ariz.
Monday, June 11

ROUND ONE QUALIFYING


(Pos., name, hometown, eight-game pinfall.)

1, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,011.
2, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,966.
3, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,960.
4, Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 1,959.
5, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 1,958.
6, Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky, 1,938.
7, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,920.
8, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,906.
9, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,905.
10, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 1,884.
11, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,877.
12, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,865.
13, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,852.
14, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, NM, 1,850.
15, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,840.
16, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,828.
17, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 1,826.
18, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,819.
19, Steve Calyore, Naples, Fla., 1,809.
20, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,807.
21, (TIE) Keith Sharp, Maitland, Fla., and Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,795.
23, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,794.
24, (TIE) Mike Landrith, Chandler, Ariz, and Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,793.
26, Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa., 1,792.
27, Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 1,791.
28, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,790.
29, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,789.
30, Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,785.
31, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,783.
32, (TIE) Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,777.
34, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,772.
35, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,771.
36, Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 1,769.
37, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 1,767.
38, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,765.
39, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 1,763.
40, Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 1,760.
41, Aron Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 1,757.
42, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif, 1,754.
43, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,753.
44, (TIE) Ron Van Ostenbridge, Colorado Springs, Colo, and Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, and Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 1,751.
47, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,748.
48, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, VA., 1,745.
49, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,744.
50, Phil Prieto Jr., El Paso, Texas, 1,738.
51, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,736.
52, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 1,732.
53, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,730.
54, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,722.
55, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,719.
56, Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 1,713.
57, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 1,711.
58, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 1,710.
59, Richard Holmes, Luray, Va., 1,709.
60, Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 1,699.
61, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,697.
62, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,689.
63, Jerry Walls, Klamath Falls, Ore., 1,687.
64, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 1,681.
65, Matt Surina, Everett, Wash., 1,677.
66, Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 1,674.
67, Brent "Gus" Moore, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,669.
68, Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., 1,666.
69, (TIE) Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., and Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,665.
71, Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 1,659.
72, Fred Kaczmarczyk, Martinez, Calif., 1,655.
73, Chuck Pierce, Dallas, 1,652.
74, James Schwichtenberg, Peoria, AZ, 1,651.
75, (TIE) Ronald Krippelcz, St. Louis, and Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., and Robert Lite, Portland, Ore., and Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,646.
79, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,645.
80, Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 1,640.
81, Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 1,634.
82, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 1,631.
83, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 1,628.
84, (TIE) Jimmy Plessinger, York, Pa., and Robert Maki, Ishpeming, Mich., 1,620.
86, Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 1,617.
87, Jeffrey Segneri, Tucson, Ariz., 1,608.
88, Chuck Phelps, Phoenix, Ariz., 1,603.
89, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,601.
90, Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 1,600.
91, Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 1,599.
92, George Toth, Sturgis, S.D., 1,593.
93, Darrell Adams, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,589.
94, Sam DaSilva, North Richland Hills, Texas, 1,586.
95, (TIE) Edward Coppola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., and Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 1,585.
97, Kirk Tupper, Phoenix, 1,584.
98, Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 1,583.
99, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,572.
100, Dave Gualeni, Gladstone, Md., 1,560.
101, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 1,556.
102, (TIE) Melvin Terechenok, Chandler, Ariz., and Gary Bessette, Summerdale, Ala., 1,550.
104, Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,545.
105, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,544.
106, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1,543.
107, Martin Letscher, Niles, Ohio, 1,518.
108, Terrance Snyder Sr., Tucson, Ariz., 1,503.
109, (TIE) Ray Morgan, Scottsdale, Ariz, and Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 1,498.
111, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,495.
112, Robert Shelton, Goldvien, Va, 1,483.
113, Robert Smith, Ripon, Calif., 1,480.
114, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,456.
115, Gregg Zanfino, Mesa, Ariz., 1,398.
116, Donald Westling, Tucson, Ariz., 1,389.
117, Larry Riley, Sun Lakes, Ariz, 1,359.
118, William Dahlberg, El Paso, Texas, 1,395 (WD).

300 games (2) - Bob Chamberlain, Kevin Croucher.
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