Schlegel Back on Track

by PBA Editor June 27, 2007 19:00
While he hadn’t won a PBA Senior Tour title in the last four years, Ernie Schlegel had no qualms in beating the top seed from qualifying in the 2007 PBA Senior Epicenter Classic at The Epicenter Bowling Complex in Klamath Falls.

In a battle of PBA Hall of Famers, Schlegel defeated top-seed David Ozio (Beaumont, Texas), 235-215, to claim his first PBA Senior Tour title since the 2003 PBA Senior Northern California Classic in Brentwood, Calif.

Schlegel refused to let Ozio in the match after the Texan left splits in the fifth and 10th frames.

“It always feels good to win. The cliché is true, winning never gets old,” said Schlegel (Vancouver, Wash.). “The win is the only anything that matters. If you win ugly, who cares, the win is what counts. If you are able to pick up some splits and convert your spares, chances are you are going to do well.”

Schlegel advanced to the finals after defeating the event’s second seed, Henry Gonzalez (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 245-182.

Ozio knocked off Bob Brady (Santa Monica, Calif.), 258-231, in the semifinals to advance.

Schlegel took home $8,000 for the victory, while Ozio earned $4,500 for second. Gonzalez and Brady took home $3,000 apiece for third and fourth.

The PBA Senior Tour heads to Brentwood, Calif., next for the PBA Senior Northern California Classic, July 1-4.

PBA Senior Tour
PBA Senior Epicenter Classic
The Epicenter Bowling Complex
Klamath Falls, Ore.
Tuesday, June 26


Championship Match (One game, winner earns $8,000, loser earns $4,500)

#1David Ozio215
#6Ernie Schlegel235




Semi-Finals (One game, losers eliminated, earn $3,000)

#1David Ozio258
#13Bob Brady231

#2Henry Gonzalez182
#6Ernie Schlegel245




Round of 8 (Best-of-three games, losers eliminated, earn $1,700)

#1David Ozio268148229
#8Rohn Morton190238170

#12Pete Couture237204
#13Bob Brady266258

#2Henry Gonzalez260193
#23Edward Silva190174

#6Ernie Schlegel203208 (8)213
#3Bob Handley175208 (10)199




Round of 16 (Best-of-five games, losers eliminated, earn $1,300)

#32Keith Sharp165165217
#1David Ozio227235247

#25Teata Semiz192 (27)203170169
#8Rohn Morton192 (30)200203224

#5Tom Baker268189194239
#12Pete Couture204194248245

#4Hugh Miller169237268212203
#13Bob Brady237212256257265

#18John Bennett236200214196
#2Henry Gonzalez219220247256

#23Edward Silva191243221199238
#7Ted Staikoff184263214205235

#6Ernie Schlegel243224193
#11Bob Chamberlain198189123

#3Bob Handley238253236
#30Tom Carter235213231





Round of 24 (Best-of-five games, losers eliminated, earn $1,100)

#32Keith Sharp206288225268249
#16Kevin Croucher189290257227226

#25Teata Semiz278235237243
#9Sam Zurich187176266205

#12Pete Couture225247202246
#28Don Robinson248216178203

#13Bob Brady213176178238207
#20James Brenner279149224215183

#18John Bennett224227238200258
#15Roger Kossert204249240190215

#23Edward Silva223147254186
#10Steve Stein187201166184

#11Bob Chamberlain254213222
#22Dave Bernhardt238211177

#14Leon Loucks266265207159214
#30Tom Carter247231244214225




Round of 32 (Best-of-five games, losers eliminated, earn $1,000.)

#17Tommy Kress215253170226
#32Keith Sharp224192218248

#25Teata Semiz225223201
#24Greg Goetz221198195

#21Conway Sunell168193258193
#28Don Robinson234204179215

#29Matt Surina227193191196
#20James Brenner165245223223

#18John Bennett224252221226237
#31Don Sylvia279214243204150

#26Jerome Lee199201157144
#23Edward Silva184204198180

#22Dave Bernhardt256224222231234
#27Roger LeClair172207248245211

#30Tom Carter159210220
#19Mike Landrith134157182
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