One for the Thumb

by PBA Editor June 11, 2007 19:00
Since being named PBA Senior Player of the Year in 2003, Bob Chamberlain has yet to win a title. His last and fourth career title came in that season, but if he continues to pull away from the field like he did Tuesday, Chamberlain may be adding a fifth.

Chamberlain (The Villages, Fla.) began the day in third, 51 pins behind leader Henry Gonzalez. After eight additional games, Chamberlain accumulated a 16-game pinfall of 3,932, 77 pins ahead of second place Kevin Croucher.

“I’m doing the same thing and using the same equipment and I shot almost the same block. I always expect the lanes to hook more in the morning, but today they seemed to be pretty close to what they were like yesterday when we bowled,” said Chamberlain, who like yesterday’s leader Gonzalez partly credited a friendly bowling center to high scores. “I’ve always bowled well here. I went a long way in the Masters in 2003 (17th) and 2002 (seventh). The house has been good to me.”

Chamberlain opened B squad action with games of 249 and 233 before stepping up with games of 257 and 289. He then averaged 236.00 over his final four games.

As one of the top eight bowlers after qualifying, Chamberlain earns a bye into Wednesday’s Round of 16, bypassing the Rounds of 32 and 24.

Croucher (Grants Pass, Ore.), who was also in second after Monday’s first day, led the A squad with 3,855.

In third is defending PBA Senior Tucson champion Tom Baker. Baker (King, N.C.) finished with 3,822 and is looking for his first title of the year after winning back-to-back PBA Senior Player of the Year awards.

The fourth seed entering match play is PBA Senior Tour points leader David Ozio (Beaumont, Texas). Ozio, who captured the season-opening PBA Senior Manassas Open, finished qualifying with 3,803.

Making the biggest jump in Tuesday action was amateur Tony Maresca (Mesa, Ariz.), posting the day’s only plus-2,000 score with an eight-game 2,014 to finish fourth with 3,799.

Rohn Morton (Vancouver, Wash.) finished just one pin ahead of Mel Wolf (Jackson, Mich.) at 3,588 to earn the final spot in match play which begins at 9 a.m. PST.

Match play is best-of-five games until the format switches to best-of-three for the Round of 8, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. The final four will bowl single-game matches immediately following, with the winner taking home $8,000.

PBA Senior Tour
2007 PBA Senior Tucson Open
Golden Pin Lanes
Tucson, Ariz.
Tuesday, June 12

ROUND TWO QUALIFYING


(Pos., name, hometown, 16-game pinfall)

1, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,932.
2, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,855.
3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,822.
4, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 3,803.
5, Tony Maresca, Mesa, Ariz., 3,799.
6, Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 3,798.
7, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,797.
8, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,783.
9, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 3,781.
10, Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky, 3,779.
11, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,778.
12, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,731.
13, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 3,712.
14, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,707.
15, Aron Lipshy, Roseville, Mich., 3,704.
16, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,701.
17, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,698.
18, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 3,692.
19, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,678.
20, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 3,674.
21, (TIE) Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., and Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,665.
23, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,648.
24, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 3,639.
25, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,635.
26, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3,619.
27, Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, NM, 3,616.
28, (TIE) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,604.
30, Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 3,603.
31, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 3,598.
32, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 3,588.
33, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3,587, $800.
34, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,579, $800.
35, Keith Sharp, Maitland, Fla., 3,567, $800.
36, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 3,556, $800.
37, (TIE) Chuck Pierce, Dallas, and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif, and Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 3,525, $800.
40, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,516.
41, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,513.
42, Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 3,512.
43, Ronald Krippelcz, St. Louis, 3,506.
44, Phil Prieto Jr., El Paso, Texas, 3,491, $600.
45, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,477.
46, (TIE) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., and Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 3,463.
48, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,459, $600.
49, Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,454.
50, Rich Holden, Chinchilla, Pa., 3,453, $600.
51, Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 3,444.
52, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, VA., 3,432, $600.
53, Jeffrey Segneri, Tucson, Ariz., 3,431.
54, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,427.
55, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,425.
56, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 3,412.
57, James Schwichtenberg, Peoria, AZ, 3,407, $600.
58, Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 3,404, $600.
59, Steve Calyore, Naples, Fla., 3,402.
60, (TIE) Fred Kaczmarczyk, Martinez, Calif., and Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 3,399.
62, Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 3,377.
63, (TIE) Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., $600 and Richard Holmes, Luray, Va., 3,374.
65, Mike Landrith, Chandler, Ariz, 3,359.
66, Dewaine West, Temecula, Calif., 3,337.
67, Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., 3,333, $600.
68, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3,329.
69, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 3,327.
70, Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 3,326.
71, (TIE) Edward Coppola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., and Jerry Walls, Klamath Falls, Ore., 3,320, $600.
73, (TIE) Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., and Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 3,314.
75, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,303.
76, Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas, 3,299.
77, Bill Stempke, Moorpark, Calif., 3,296.
78, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 3,289.
79, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 3,287.
80, Ron Van Ostenbridge, Colorado Springs, Colo, 3,286. 81, (TIE) Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Dale Ballou, Seaside, Ore., 3,281.
83, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 3,275.
84, Dave Gualeni, Gladstone, Mo., 3,270.
85, Jimmy Plessinger, York, Pa., 3,268.
86, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3,267.
87, Robert Shelton, Goldvien, Va, 3,259.
88, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,258.
89, Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 3,250.
90, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 3,238.
91, Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., 3,226.
92, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,219.
93, Brent "Gus" Moore, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3,216.
94, Martin Letscher, Niles, Ohio, 3,209.
95, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 3,201.
96, Robert Lite, Portland, Ore., 3,197.
97, Robert Maki, Ishpeming, Mich., 3,190.
98, (TIE) Melvin Terechenok, Chandler, Ariz., and Kirk Tupper, Phoenix, 3,174.
100, Gary Bessette, Summerdale, Ala., 3,164.
101, (TIE) Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., and Donald Breihan, Columbia, S.C., 3,162.
103, Terrance Snyder Sr., Tucson, Ariz., 3,124.
104, Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 3,111.
105, Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 3,103.
106, Chuck Phelps, Phoenix, Ariz., 3,098.
107, George Toth, Sturgis, S.D., 3,077.
108, Gary Friedman, Farmingdale, N.Y., 3,062.
109, Sam DaSilva, North Richland Hills, Texas, 3,045.
110, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 3,000.
111, Robert Smith, Ripon, Calif., 2,953.
112, Ray Morgan, Scottsdale, Ariz, 2,916.
113, Donald Westling, Tucson, Ariz., 2,859.
114, Larry Riley, Sun Lakes, Ariz, 2,841.
115, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 2,146 (WD).
116, Gregg Zanfino, Mesa, Ariz., 1,863 (WD).
117, Matt Surina, Everett, Wash., 1,677 (WD).
118, William Dahlberg, El Paso, Texas, 1,395 (WD).

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