One Day Away

by PBA Editor June 1, 2007 19:00
Even though he is only a day away from securing a coveted exemption on the Denny’s PBA Tour, Todd Book refuses to change his mentality in the 2007 Lake County Indiana Denny’s PBA Tour Trials.

The Cantonment, Fla., resident admitted to not paying attention to his score or the scores of others in the event that awards an exemption on the 2007-08 Denny’s PBA Tour to the top seven finishers.

“I’ll have the same mentality going into tomorrow. I’ll take it one shot at a time, I don’t watch the scoreboard and I don’t watch other people’s scores,” said Book, who led the event for the third consecutive day. “I never look ahead and I never look behind. I just continue to stay focused and concentrate on the little things. If I make a bad shot, I pick up as many pins as I can and move ahead to the next frame.”

While second-place Steve Harman (Camby, Ind.) closed the gap by 35 pins, Book still leads with an 8,116 36-game pinfall to Harman’s 8,020. Book posted his lowest round of the event’s first four days with a nine-game pinfall of 1,914, 14th on the day.

Harman closed the gap with a ninth-place finish on the day with 1,949 on the Chameleon oil pattern, marking his lowest round of the tournament. Each of the five days of competition is bowled on one of the five PBA oil patterns.

Trying to regain his exemption from the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour is Brian LeClair (Athens, N.Y.), who sits in third with 7,925, also marking his lowest round.

The day’s biggest jump of the day came from Steven Elson (Wichita, Kan.) who entered the day 31st before firing the day’s top round and his best round of the event, 2,126, for a total score of 7,905 and fourth place.

Rounding out the top seven spots are Steve Weber (Chalmette, La.), Chad Kloss (Greenfield, Wis.) and David Beres (Waukesha, Wis.).

2006-07 exempt bowler Jason Hurd is one spot out of the cut line at 7,844, six pins behind Beres.

Liz Johnson, who is looking to become just the second female exempt bowler after Kelly Kulick accomplished the feat in last year’s Tour Trials, is 10th with 7,839 while Kulick is 20th with 7,772.

The final nine games will take place on the Cheetah pattern Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. CST with the top seven based on 45-game pinfall earning the final seven of 59 exemptions for the 2007-08 Denny’s PBA Tour.

Denny’s PBA Tour
Lake County Indiana Denny’s PBA Tour Trials
Stardust Bowl II
Merrillville, Ind.
Saturday, June 2

ROUND FOUR – CUMULATIVE TOTALS

(Pos., name/hometown and 36-game pinfall. Cumulative earnings listed. Daily totals listed below.)

1, Todd Book, Cantonment, Fla, 8,116, $1,990.
2, Steve Harman, Camby, Ind., 8,020, $1,410.
3, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 7,925, $940.
4, Steven Elson, Wichita, Kans, 7,905, $1,000.
5, Steve Weber, Chalmette, La, 7,881, $1,340.
6, Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 7,872, $1,000.
7, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 7,850, $700.
8, Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla., 7,844, $1,080.
9, Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 7,842, $660.
10, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 7,839, $360.
11, Troy Wollenbecker, Toledo, Ohio, 7,836, $550.
12, Ricky Jewell Jr, Greenville, S.C., 7,829, $900.
13, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 7,801, $650.
14, Robert (Joe) Bailey, Doylestown, Ohio, 7,799, $920.
15, Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., 7,787, $600.
16, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 7,782, $1,600.
17, Jason Sterner, Roswell, Ga, 7,780, $600.
18, Edward VanDaniker Jr, Essex, Md, 7,779, $880.
19, Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 7,772, $1,120.
19, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 7,772, $500.
21, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 7,769, $990.
22, Chris Johnson, Garland, Texas, 7,745, $1,210.
23, James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 7,728, $1,000.
24, Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky, 7,707, $380.
25, Chris Collins, Fayetteville, N.C., 7,698, $810.
26, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 7,691.
27, Michael Austin, Houston, 7,689, $1,450.
28, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 7,683, $640.
29, Del Ballard Jr, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 7,681, $720.
30, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 7,680, $850.
31, Steve Rogers, Bourbonnais, Ill., 7,678, $630.
32, Ray Cyr Jr, New Hartford, N.Y., 7,670, $550.
32, Christopher Lucas, Keller, Texas, 7,670, $300.
34, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif, 7,661, $450.
35, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 7,643, $370.
36, Kip Roberts, Glenallen, Va., 7,591.
37, Michael Gaither, Grain Valley, Mo., 7,575.
38, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 7,563, $370.
39, John Riffle, Highland, Ind, 7,534, $350.
40, Alan Chetister Jr, Jonesboro, Ark., 7,529.
41, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 7,524.
42, Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, 7,507, $325.
43, Xeno Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 7,501.
44, Alex Cavagnaro, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 7,499.
45, Rick Francis, Modesto, Calif., 7,486.
46, Chris Wade, O'Fallon, Mo., 7,476.
47, Ward Rauch, Cheboygan, Mich, 7,472.
48, Brandon Harris, Akron, Ohio, 7,463.
49, Shawn Evans, Satellite Beach, Fla., 7,444.
50, Paul Gibson, Bunswick, Ohio, 7,427.
51, Pat Nolan, Vancouver, Wash, 7,374, $315.
52, Jim Pratt, Youngtown, AZ, 7,353.
53, DJ Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 7,338.
54, Jason Craigen, Mesa, Ariz., 7,306.
55, Andy Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla, 7,301, $300.
56, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 7,298.
57, Gregory Thompson Jr, Dayton, Ohio, 7,292.
58, Steve Wishner, Rye Brook, N.Y., 7,290, $450.
59, Will Jackson, Philadelphia, 7,278.
60, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 7,266.
61, Adam Monks, Conway, S.C., 7,261, $410.
62, Jeff Campbell II, Amarillo, Texas, 7,253.
63, Ed Olszewski III, Griffith, Ind., 7,246.
64, Will Perry, Pflugerville, Texas, 7,226.
65, Brian Gunn, Griffith, Ind., 7,215.
66, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 7,211.
66, Walter Schaub II, Schaumburg, Ill., 7,211.
68, George Patel, Essex, England, 7,195.
69, Travis Loeffler, Manchester, Tenn., 7,186.
70, Alex Medveditskov, St. Petersburg, Russia, 7,166.
71, Michael Markis, Hawley, Pa, 7,157.
72, Humberto Vazquez Morales, Monterrey, Mexico, 7,137.
73, Aaron Williams, Trenton, N.J., 7,132.
74, Lewis Sims, Willard, Ohio, 7,122.
75, Darryl Carreon, Ft Washington, Md, 7,098.
76, Marty Kirsten Jr, Newfoundland, Pa., 7,085.
77, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 7,055.
78, Ike Brownfield, Lowell, Ind., 6,983.
79, Bob Aleksinski, Hillsboro, Ore, 6,962.
80, Sean Lepper, Glen Burnie, Md, 6,876.
81, Ivo Raul Chiriboga, Miami, Fla, 6,857.
82, Bill Machin, Simi Valley, Calif., 6,845.
83, Brian DiCicco, Ridgefield, Conn., 6,838.
84, Doug Gassman Jr, Dwight, Ill, 6,834.
85, Will Hoge, Sand Spring, Okla, 6,830.
86, J.T. Jackson, Valley Village, Calif, 6,800.
87, Thomas Ochs, Salisbury, N.C., 6,790.
88, John Pierce, Denton, Texas, 6,788.
89, Rick Bell, Clinton, Utah, 6,785.
90, Eddie Kunkle, Daly City, Calif., 6,685.
91, Joe Long, Oklahoma City, Okla, 6,650.
92, Art Swain, Jr, Philadelphia, 6,413.
93, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md, 6,406.
94, Jeffrey Scott, Rochester, N.Y., 6,267.
95, Michael Kruse Jr, Vermillion, S.D., 7,023.
96, Shawn Boyd, Southampton, Pa., 6,457, $330.
97, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 5,484.
98, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 5,409.
99, Michael Norris, Melvindale, Mich., 4,926.
100, Stoney Brown, Vancouver, Wash, 3,612.

ROUND FOUR – CHAMELEON ONLY
(Pos., name, hometown, nine-game pinfall. Top 16 based on Friday’s scores cash.)

Steven Elson, Wichita, Kan., 2,126, $1,000.
Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 2,086, $800.
Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla., 2,025, $700.
Michael Austin, Houston, 1,988, $650.
Robert (Joe) Bailey, Doylestown, Ohio, 1,970, $600.
Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 1,960, $550.
Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,956, $500.
Steve Wishner, Rye Brook, N.Y., 1,954, $450.
Steve Harman, Camby, Ind., 1,949, $410.
Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,948, $370.
Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,948, $370.
Steve Weber, Chalmette, La, 1,947, $340.
Steve Rogers, Bourbonnais, Ill., 1,942, $330.
Todd Book, Cantonment, Fla., 1,914, $315.
Pat Nolan, Vancouver, Wash, 1,914, $315.
Andy Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 1,912, $300.
Ricky Jewell Jr., Greenville, S.C., 1,906.
Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 1,903.
Jason Sterner, Roswell, Ga., 1,902.
Alex Medveditskov, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1,901.
Troy Wollenbecker, Toledo, Ohio, 1,900.
Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky., 1,899.
Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 1,899.
Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,892.
Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas, 1,891.
Rudy Kasimakis, Tupelo, Miss., 1,889.
Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,886.
Kip Roberts, Glenallen, Va., 1,885.
David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,882.
Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1,878.
Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 1,876.
Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,870.
Walter Schaub II, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,869.
Alan Chetister Jr., Jonesboro, Ark., 1,867.
Xeno Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,858.
Ray Cyr Jr., New Hartford, N.Y., 1,854.
Michael Gaither, Grain Valley, Mo., 1,848.
Rick Francis, Modesto, Calif., 1,848.
Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 1,844.
Brandon Harris, Akron, Ohio, 1,844.
Aaron Williams, Trenton, N.J., 1,838.
Brian DiCicco, Ridgefield, Conn., 1,837.
Chris Wade, O'Fallon, Mo., 1,834.
James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,831.
PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 1,827.
Chris Collins, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,825.
George Patel, Essex, England, 1,825.
Marty Kirsten Jr., Newfoundland, Pa., 1,824.
Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,813.
Adam Monks, Conway, S.C., 1,802.
Ike Brownfield, Lowell, Ind., 1,802.
Jeff Campbell II, Amarillo, Texas, 1,793.
J.T. Jackson, Valley Village, Calif., 1,789.
Alex Cavagnaro, N. Massapequa, N.Y., 1,786.
Chris Johnson, Garland, Texas, 1,786.
John Riffle, Highland, Ind., 1,779.
Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,778.
Gregory Thompson Jr., Dayton, Ohio, 1,777.
Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 1,777.
Ward Rauch, Cheboygan, Mich., 1,772.
Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,769.
Brian Gunn, Griffith, Ind., 1,768.
Paul Gibson, Bunswick, Ohio, 1,766.
Will Jackson, Philadelphia, 1,765.
Edward VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 1,763.
Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,761.
Humberto Vazquez Morales, Monterrey, Mexico, 1,756.
Jason Craigen, Mesa, Ariz., 1,754.
Christopher Lucas, Keller, Texas, 1,751.
Michael Markis, Hawley, Pa, 1,750.
Thomas Ochs, Salisbury, N.C., 1,748.
Michael Kruse Jr., Vermillion, S.D., 1,740.
Shawn Evans, Satellite Beach, Fla., 1,740.
Will Perry, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,739.
Lewis Sims, Willard, Ohio, 1,728.
Rick Bell, Clinton, Utah, 1,725.
DJ Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1,723.
Bob Aleksinski, Hillsboro, Ore, 1,713.
Jim Pratt, Youngtown, AZ, 1,701.
Travis Loeffler, Manchester, Tenn., 1,697.
Ivo Raul Chiriboga, Miami, Fla., 1,684.
Eddie Kunkle, Daly City, Calif., 1,681.
Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,681.
Doug Gassman Jr., Dwight, Ill, 1,652.
Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,645.
Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., 1,634.
Will Hoge, Sand Spring, Okla., 1,631.
Ed Olszewski III, Griffith, Ind., 1,629.
John Pierce, Denton, Texas, 1,601.
Joe Long, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,598.
Sean Lepper, Glen Burnie, Md., 1,598.
Darryl Carreon, Ft Washington, Md., 1,585.
Bill Machin, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,560.
Art Swain, Jr., Philadelphia, 1,548.
Jeffrey Scott, Rochester, N.Y., 1,495.
Shawn Boyd, Southampton, Pa., 692.
Michael Norris, Melvindale, Mich., 0.
Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 0.
Stoney Brown, Vancouver, Wash, 0.
Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 0.

300 games – None.
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