Sweet Silva

by PBA Editor July 2, 2007 19:00
David Ozio had one goal coming into the 2007 PBA Senior Tour season, to join Mark Roth as the only bowlers to win the Player of the Year award on both the PBA Tour and PBA Senior Tours.

As the home stretch of the season approaches, Ozio is well on his way to accomplishing that goal.

Ozio earned one of eight byes into Wednesday’s Round of 16, finishing qualifying in third with a 3,731 16-game pinfall in the PBA Senior Northern California Classic at Harvest Park Bowl.

Ozio won the opening event of the season – the PBA Senior Manassas Open – and has since made four additional championship round appearances but has been unable to capture his second win of the season. He has finished in the top three in the last three events, finishing second in the last two including a runner-up finish in the PBA Senior U.S. Open.

“That’s my goal, I came out here to be Player of the Year. I’ve never had one on the Senior Tour,” the 53-year-old Ozio said. “Three years ago I had my best chance and could only bowl six tournaments because of work and I just missed. My goal has been to pull it off since the only other guy that’s done it is Roth. I keep working at it and every day I just eat, sleep and breathe it.”

The PBA Hall of Famer won the PBA Player of the Year award in 1991, while Roth was a four-time winner of the award and earned the historic double when he was named the 2002 PBA Senior Player of the Year.

On Tuesday, Ozio averaged 232.75 with high games of 259 in game three and 275 in game four.

Taking the top spot for match play was Ed Silva (Manteca, Calif.) who overcame a sciatic nerve injury to shoot 300 and average 236.88 on the day. Silva, who suffered the injury in last week’s PBA Senior Epicenter Classic where he finished eighth, finished with 3,832.

“I think (the injury) helped me swing the ball better,” Silva said. “The ball I’m using – the Brunswick Sindwinder – also went down and carried well and I didn’t even use anyting else today. Hopefully my back loosens up over night. It’s nice to have those byes.”

Monday’s leader Dale Eagle (Tavares, Fla.) finished second with 3,773 while PBA Hall of Famer Dave Soutar (Bradenton, Fla.) finished one pin behind Ozio for fourth. Soutar averaged 237.13 on Tuesday, including a 299 in game three.

Also earning byes were Mark Glover (Woodbridge, Va.), Ty Dawson (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Vinnie Atria (Louisville, Ky.) and Rohn Morton (Vancouver, Wash.).

Tom Carter made the biggest jump of the day, averaging 255.25 Tuesday to move up from 74th to 11th and earn a bye into the Round of 24. His eight-game score of 2,042 was the highest of the round.

The top 32 advanced to Wednesday’s match play which is single elimination. The final two bowlers will square off for the $8,000 top prize Wednesday evening at Harvest Park Bowl at 7 p.m. PST.


PBA Senior Tour
PBA Senior Northern California Classic
Harvest Park Bowl
Brentwood, Calif.
Tuesday, July 3

ROUND TWO QUALIFYING


(Pos., name, hometown, 16-game pinfall. Top 32 advance to match play. Positions 33-38 cash. $600 denotes Super Senior check, 60-and-older.)

1, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,832.
2, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3,773.
3, David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 3,731.
4, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,730.
5, (TIE) Mark Glover, Woodbridge, Va, and Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 3,722.
7, Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky, 3,711.
8, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 3,702.
9, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 3,699.
10, Sam Carter, BenLomond, Calif., 3,692.
11, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,688.
12, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,683.
13, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,649.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,639.
15, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,629.
16, James Brenner, LeClaire, Iowa, 3,627.
17, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,613.
18, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3,612.
19, Jerry Walls, Klamath Falls, Ore., 3,609.
20, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3,608.
21, (TIE) Roger LeClair, Clackamas, Ore., and Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 3,606.
23, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,605.
24, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 3,601.
25, (TIE) Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., and Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, NM, 3,586.
27, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 3,582.
28, Pete Couture, Titusville, Fla., 3,560.
29, Mike Landrith, Chandler, Ariz, 3,556.
30, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,555.
31, Chet Steengrafe, San Martin, Calif., 3,533.
32, John Curtis, Newark, Calif., 3,530.
33, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 3,526, $800.
34, Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., 3,521, $800.
35, Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 3,519, $800.
36, Fred Kaczmarczyk, Martinez, Calif, 3,518, $800.
37, Don Sylvia, Discovery Bay, Calif., 3,517, $800.
38, Warren Nelson, Fresno, Cal, 3,516, $800.
39, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,514.
40, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,508.
41, Scott Groves, Byron, Calif., 3,502.
42, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 3,490, $600.
43, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,478.
44, Brian Parks, Visalia, Calif, 3,467.
45, Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 3,459.
46, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 3,452.
47, John Blaylock, Modesto, Calif., 3,444.
48, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 3,438.
49, Marc Clyburn, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,437.
50, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 3,436, $600.
51, Craig Kisro, Granada Hills, Calif., 3,433.
52, Roger Koplin Jr., Citrus Heights., Calif., 3,432.
53, Pat Kruse, Castro Valley, Calif., 3,431.
54, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,426.
55, Carey Hofmann, Phoenix, 3,416.
56, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 3,412.
57, Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 3,409.
58, (TIE) Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., and Gregory Waldon, Manhattan, Mont., 3,408.
60, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,400, $600.
61, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,396.
62, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 3,395, $600.
63, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 3,377.
64, Gregory Goetz, Washington, 3,356, $600.
65, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,351, $600.
66, Ross Packard, San Jose, Calif., 3,339.
67, Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 3,337.
68, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 3,330, $600.
69, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,319, $600.
70, Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 3,312, $600.
71, Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 3,309.
72, Richard Holmes, Luray, Va., 3,298.
73, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,295, $600.
74, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3,291.
75, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 3,285.
76, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, 3,272.
77, Murray Hickman Sr., Las Vegas, 3,261.
78, Gary Bessette, Summerdale, Ala., 3,259.
79, Linda Carter, Rockford, Ill., 3,250.
80, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 3,246.
81, Curtis Cage, Santa Clara, Calif., 3,242.
82, Ron Bloodworth, Yukon, Okla., 3,239.
83, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3,227.
84, Ross Larsen, Riverside, Calif, 3,217.
85, Thomas Andres Sr., Highland, Calif., 3,215.
86, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 3,207.
87, Jim Montgomery, San Mateo, Calif., 3,200.
88, Ronald Sandusky, Blue Jay, Calif., 3,197.
89, Robert Maki, Ishpeming, Mich., 3,194.
90, (TIE) Donnie Todd Sr., Somerset, Ky., and Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 3,174.
92, Glenn Masukawa, San Ramon, Calif, 3,173.
93, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 3,171.
94, Danny Gould, Palm Bay, Fla, 3,170.
95, John Eberhard, Reno, Nev, 3,166.
96, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3,160.
97, Steve Rosen, Toronto, Canada, 3,130.
98, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 3,104.
99, Joe Salvemini, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,102.
100, Roger Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 3,027.
101, Donald Kilgore, Las Vegas, 3,018.
102, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 3,009.
103, (TIE) Anthony Gervasini, Melbourne, Fla., and Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 3,006.
105, David Shell, Elk Grove, Calif, 3,001.
106, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 2,989.
107, Philip Davis, Union City, Calif., 2,975.
108, Randy Cochran, Medford, Ore., 2,973.
109, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 2,971.
110, Robert Smith, Ripon, Calif., 2,922.
111, Don Simonian, Carson City, Nev., 2,910.
112, Steve Valente, Concord, Calif., 2,903.
113, Raymond Flanagan, Carson City, Nev., 2,757.
114, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,631 (WD).
115, Ron Van Ostenbridge, Colorado Springs, Colo, 1,517 (WD).

300 games (2) - Edward Silva, Bill Henson.
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