SUNDAY'S TV MATCH-UPS FOR PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

by PBA Editor October 25, 2008 19:00
                  Sunday's TV Match-ups for the PBA World Championship 
 
Check out your complete guide to Sunday's TV match-ups for the PBA World Championship, complete with stats, history and interesting information.  Tune in to the live telecast, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. EST
 
2008 PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Northrock Lanes
Wichita, Kan.
October 26, 2008
 
SUNDAY’S MATCH UPS
Semfinal #1:  No. 2 Norm Duke vs. No. 3 Sean Rash
Semifinal #2:             No. 16 Chris Barnes vs. No. 20 Steve Jaros
Title Match:     Winner of Semifinal #1 vs. Winner of Semifinal #2
 
2008 PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE BREAKDOWN:
1st      --    $50,000 (+ two-year exemption)
2nd   --    $25,000
3rd    --  $11,500
4th    --  $11,500
 
Tournament Purse -- $250,000
 
2008 PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – BY THE NUMBERS
Field Size – 195
PBA Entries – 150
Amateur Entries – 45
Format:
- 18 qualifying games
Cut to top 53
- Nine additional qualifying games
Cut to top 40 for match play – Top eight receive byes into Super 16
- Best-of-seven-games match play
Round of 16 winners bowl top eight from qualifying in Round of Super 16
- Final four advance to championship round
 
QUALIFYING LEADERS
Round 1 – Todd Book
Round 2 – Troy Wollenbecker
Round 3 – Sean Rash
Round 4 – Jason Belmonte
 
FINALISTS    1st    2nd    3rd    4th     Rd. 32      Rd.16        S16 ­­___Rd.8_
Norm Duke      23     53      26       2        Bye           Bye           4-0          4-1
Sean Rash         2       7        1         3        Bye          Bye           4-2          4-3
Chris Barnes     3       12      30      16        4-0           4-3           4-3          4-3    
Steve Jaros      14      21      15      20        4-0           4-1           4-2          4-0
 
 
SUNDAY’S FINALISTS
 
No. 2 Norm Duke
Qualified 2nd, 225.04 average (over 27 games)
Match Play: 8-1, 255.66 average
Round of 32:                         BYE
Round of 16:                         BYE
Round of Super 16:             def. #18 Mike Scroggins (4-0)
Round of 8:                           def. #7 Parker Bohn III (4-1)
 
No. 3 Sean Rash
Qualified 3rd, 224.59 average (over 27 games)
Match Play: 8-4, 214.58 average
Round of 32:                         BYE
Round of 16:                         BYE
Round of Super 16:             def. #30 Eugene McClure (4-2)
Round of 8:                           def. #38 Michael Fagan (4-2)
 
No. 16 Chris Barnes
Qualified 16th , 217.41 average (over 27 games)
Match Play: 16-8, 226.5 average
Round of 32:                         def. #32 Dino Castillo (4-0)
Round of 16:                         def. #17 Tom Baker (4-3)
Round of Super 16:             def. #1 Jason Belmonte (4-2)
Round of 8:                           def. #8 Todd Book (4-3)
 
No. 20 Steve Jaros
Qualified 20th, 216.22 average (over 27 games)
Match Play: 16-3, 233.12 average
Round of 32:                         def. #32 Jeremy Hunt (4-0)
Round of 16:                         def. #36 Jason Sterner (4-1)
Round of Super 16:             def. #4 Steve Harman (4-2)
Round of 8:                           def. #12 Mika Koivuniemi (4-0)
 
QUALIFYING, MATCH PLAY AND TOURNAMENT AVERAGES
Name                                        Qualifying                    Match Play                     Overall
Norm Duke                                    225.04                     255.66                             231.44
Sean Rash                                     224.59                     214.58                              221.51
Chris Barnes                                 217.41                     226.5                                221.69
Steve Jaros                                    216.22                     233.12                              223.20
 
 
MATCH PLAY STATISTICAL RANKS FOR 2008 DENNY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
                         Avg.                    Strike Pct.                       Spare Pct. w/splits
Duke                231.44                      72.12                               92.31
Rash                 221.51                      57.97                               69.81
Barnes              221.69                      59.04                               85.15
Jaros                 223.20                      67.76                               72.73
 
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - MP ONLY
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Duke                       288(Rd. S-16, Gm. 3)                              216(Rd. 8, Gm. 3)
Rash                       256 (Rd. 8, Gm. 4)                                     149 (Rd. 8, Gm. 5)
Barnes                    266 (Twice Rd.32, Gm2.& Rd.16, Gm5 )   172 (Rd. 16, Gm. 1)
Jaros                       278 (Rd. 8, Gm. 4)                                 164 (Rd. S-16, Gm. 5)
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2008 PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Duke                       279 (Gm. 19)                                              174 (Gm. 22)
Rash                       280 (Gm. 1)                                                157 (Gm. 16)      
Barnes                    268 (Gm. 2)                                                169 (Gm. 14)
Jaros                       270 (Gm. 1)                                                163 (Gm.15)
 
AVERAGES IN WINS, LOSSES
                              Wins                  Losses
Duke                    255.00               216.00
Rash                    224.38               195.00
Barnes                 236.63               206.63
Jaros                    239.18               207.33
 
FINALIST TITLES
NAME 
                   43 TITLES              9 MAJORS                                                                                       
Norm Duke                   24               5 (93 USBC Masters, 94 Tournament of Champions,
                                                            2000 PBA National Championship,  08 Dennys
                                                                           World Championship, 08 65th Denny’s US Open)          
Sean Rash                       3                        1 (07 USBC Masters)                                             
ChrisBarnes                 10                        2                                                                          
Steve Jaros                   6                           1 (05 Tournament of Champions)
 
2007-2008 FINISHES
 
Norm Duke
Tournament/Finish
65th Denny’s U.S. Open/1st
GEICO Classic/5th
Go RVing Classic/17th
Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic/27th
Denny's World Championship/1st
Pepsi Championship/19th 
Bayer Classic/35th
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/34th 
Lumber Liquidators Earl Anthony Medford Classic/50th 
ConstructionJobs.com Championship/9th
Lake County Indiana Classic presented by United Way/45th
Etonic Championship/12th
Motor City Classic/26th 
USBC Masters/10th 
Dydo Japan Cup 2007/44th
                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Sean Rash
Tournament/Finish
65th Denny’s U.S. Open/29th
GEICO Classic/12th
Go RVing Classic/44th
Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic/30th
Denny's World Championship/15th
Pepsi Championship/31st 
Bayer Classic/8th 
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/11th 
PBA Exempt Doubles Classic/37th 
Motel 6 Dick Weber Open/58th 
Lumber Liquidators Earl Anthony Medford Classic/82nd
ConstructionJobs.com Championship/34th 
Spartanburg Classic/11th 
Lumber Liquidators Championship/35th
Great Lakes Classic/6th 
CLR Windy City Classic/16th
Lake County Indiana Classic presented by United Way/8th
Etonic Championship/40th
Motor City Classic/44th 
USBC Masters/1st
Dydo Japan Cup/12th
 
Chris Barnes
Tournament/Finish
65th Denny’s U.S. Open/50th                                                                                                                 
GEICO Classic/10th                                                                                                                        
Go RVing Classic/37th                                                                                                                   
Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic/1st                                                                                    
Denny's World Championship/16th                                                                                             
Pepsi Championship/7th                                                                                                               
Bayer Classic/1st                                                                                                                             
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/2nd                                                                               
PBA Exempt Doubles Classic/4th                                                                                                
Motel 6 Dick Weber Open/2nd                                                                                                       
Lumber Liquidators Earl Anthony Medford Classic/42nd                                                         
ConstructionJobs.com Championship/31st                                                                                 
Spartanburg Classic/12th                                                                                                                              
Lumber Liquidators Championship/8th                                                                                       
Great Lakes Classic/13th                                                                                                                
CLR Windy City Classic/3rd                                                                                                           
Lake County Indiana Classic presented by United Way/3rd                                                   
Etonic Championship/4th                                                                                                              
Motor City Classic/14th                                                                                                                   
USBC Masters/25th                                                                                                                         
Dydo Japan Cup 2007/34th                                                                                                           
 
 
 
 
Steve Jaros
65th Denny’s U.S. Open/54th                                                                                                       
GEICO Classic/8th                                                                                                                           
Go RVing Classic/54th                                                                                                                               
Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic/35th                                                                                 
Denny's World Championship/75th                                                                                             
Pepsi Championship/15th                                                                                                             
Bayer Classic/34th                                                                                                                           
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/44th                                                                              
PBA Exempt Doubles Classic/10th                                                                                              
Motel 6 Dick Weber Open/26th                                                                                                      
Lumber Liquidators Earl Anthony Medford Classic/26th                                                          
ConstructionJobs.com Championship/37th                                                                               
Spartanburg Classic/39th                                                                                                               
Lumber Liquidators Championship/44th                                                                                    
Great Lakes Classic/37th                                                                                                                
CLR Windy City Classic/12th                                                                                                        
Lake County Indiana Classic presented by United Way/5th                                                   
Etonic Championship/60th                                                                                                            
Motor City Classic/18th                                                                                                                   
USBC Masters/2nd                                                                                                                          
Dydo Japan Cup 2007/41st
 
 
 
SUNDAY’S FINALISTS ON TV IN 2007-08
DUKE
5-0 with a 227 average in five matches.
Event                                           Opp.                                  Result 
Denny’s World Championship   Walter Ray Williams, Jr.         W, 208-180
Indianapolis, IN                           Ryan Shafer                         W, 202-165
 
65th Denny’s US Open,              Doug Kent                           W, 234-160
New Brunswick, NJ                Chris Loschetter                     W, 267-245
                                                Mika Koivuniemi                    W, 224-216
 
RASH
Rash is 1-0 with a 369 average in one match.
Event                                                Opp.                                    Result
USBC Masters, Milwaukee, WI        Steve Jaros                        W, 269-245
 
 
BARNES:
5-6 with a 219.64 average in eleven matches
Event                                                               Opp.                           Result
Etonic Championship, Cheektowaga, NY          Mike Wolfe              L, 235-236
 
Lake County Indiana Classic, Merrilville, IN       Wes Malott             L, 228-268
 
CLR Windy City Classic, Vernon Hills, IL         Brad Angelo             L, 151-162
 
Lumber Liquidators Championship, Baltimore  Devaney/Warren/Williams Jr.   L, 248-258/257/196
 
2008 Motel 6 Dick Weber Open                   Mike Scroggins           L,171-226
Fountain Valley, CA                                                           
 
2008 H&R Block Tournament of Champions
Las Vegas, NV                                                 Ryan Shafer              W, 257-205
                                                                   Michael Haugen, Jr.        L, 214-215
 
2008 Bayer Classic, El Paso, TX                    Koivuniemi                W,240-198
                                                                Tommy Jones                  W, 241-158
 
2008 Don Johnson Buckeye State Classic
Columbus, OH                                           Mika Koivuniemi            W, 222-213
                                                               Ken Simard                        W, 209-197
 
                       
 
JAROS
2-1 with a 271.33 average in three matches.
Event                                                     Opp.                                Result
USBC Masters, Milwaukee, WI     Walter Ray Williams, Jr.          W, 279-254
                                                            Patrick Allen                      W, 290-233
                                                           Sean Rash                           L, 245-269                                                    
 
FINALISTS VS. EACH OTHER ON TV
 
DUKE VS.
Barnes:
-          Is 2-1 in three matches
o   Lost to Barnes 207-278 at the 1999 PBA Oregon Open in the title match.
o   Defeated Barnes 236-228 at the 2000 MSN Open in the title match.
o   Defeated Barnes -247-217 at the 2003 PBA Greater KC Classic in the title match
 
Jaros
-          Is 2-0 in two matches
o   Defeated Jaros 279-236 at the 1993 Greater Detroit Open in the title match.
o   Defeated Jaros -276-266 at the 2000 Brunswick Prosource Don Carter Classic in the title match.
 
 
RASH VS.
Jaros
-          Is 1-0 in one match
o   Defeated Jaros 269-245 at the 2007 USBC Masters in the title match.
 
 
BARNES VS.
Duke
-          Is 1-2 with a 241 average in three matches
o   Defeated Duke 278-207 in the 1999 PBA Oregon Open in the title match.
o   Lost to Duke 228-236 in the 2000 MSN Open in the title match.
o   Lost to Duke in 217-247 the 2003 PBA Greater KC Classic in the title match.
 
Jaros
-          Is 2-0 with a 223.5 in two matches
o   Defeated Jaros 234-227 at the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions in the title match.
o   Defeated Jaros 215-213 at the 2006 Dydo Japan Cup in the title match.
 
 
JAROS VS.
Barnes
-          is 0-2 in two matches
o   Lost to Barnes 227-234 at the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions in the title match.
o   Lost to Barnes 213-215 at the 2006 Dydo Cup in the title match.
 
Duke
-          Is 0-2 in two matches
o   Lost to Duke 236-279 at the 1993 Greater Detroit Open in the title match.
o   Lost to Duke 266-276 at the 2000 Brunswick Prosource Don Carter Classic in the title match.
Rash
-          Is 0-1 in one match
o   Lost to Rash 245-269 at the 2007 USBC Masters in the title match.
 
 
 
CAREER ROLL-OFF RECORDS
(One ball, sudden-death format to break ties)
 
Duke 7-3-2
Rash 2-2-1
Barnes 4-5-4
Jaros 0-2-2
 
 
PBA PERFECTION
2008 PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 300 Games (3) – Jason Belmonte (Rd. 3 qualifying), Dino Castillo (Rd. 3 qualifying), Tom Baker (Round of 32, Game 6)
 
During the 2007-08 season, there were 101 perfect games in 21 tournaments for an average of 4.81 per tournament.
 
            Season           300 Games         # of Tournaments           Avg. per Tournament               
             2007-08          101                            21                                4.81  
            2006-07           119                            21                                5.67
            2005-06            86                             22                                3.91
 
 
ALL-TIME PBA 300 GAMES ON TV (LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR) – 18
Name    Opponent (score)        Date                                Tournament City
1.           *Jack Biondolillo           Les Schissler (216)         April 1, 1967       Akron OH
2.           John Guenther             Don Johnson (189)            Feb. 1, 1969       San Jose, CA
3.           Jim Stefanich                Glenn Carlson (243)          Jan. 5, 1974      Alameda, CA
4.           Pete McCordic               Wayne Webb (249)     Jan. 31, 1987       Torrance, CA
5.           @# Bob Benoit              Mark Roth (255)       Jan. 23, 1988     Grand Prairie, TX
6.           # Michael Aulby            David Ozio (279)       July 31, 1993            Wichita, KS
7.           Johnny Petraglia          W.R. Williams Jr. (194)    March 5, 1994      Toledo, OH
8.           Butch Soper                  Bob Benoit (236)            July 12, 1994         Reno, NV
9.           @C.K. Moore           Parker Bohn III (192)          Feb. 2, 1996        Austin, TX
10.         Bob Learn Jr.                 Johnny Petraglia (279)      April 6, 1996        Erie, PA
11.         Steve Hoskins        W.R. Williams Jr. (234)      Oct. 15, 1997        Rochester, NY
12.         Parker Bohn III              Chris Sand (246)         May 9, 1998            Reno, NV
                                                 Michael Mullin (191)               
13.         ►Steve Jaros           Ricky Ward (200)         Feb. 13, 1999      Chattanooga, TN
14.         Mike Miller              Danny Wiseman (266)           June 20, 1999          Reno, NV
                                                       Tim Criss (224)
15.         ►Norm Duke         W.R. Williams Jr. (213)       Jan. 5, 2003        Tacoma, WA
16.         Mika Koivuniemi         Jason Couch (248)      Dec. 7, 2003   Windsor Locks, CT
17.         @Tony Reyes          Parker Bohn III (215)        Nov. 5, 2006              Taylor, MI
18.         Ryan Shafer                  Jeff Carter (228)         March 18, 2007   Indianapolis, IN
 
# - Title match           @ - Won first title same show
 
**TELEVISED 300 GAME BONUS**
  • Any finalist rolling a 300 game this week in the championship round will earn a $10,000 bonus, compliments of the PBA.
 
ALL-TIME LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR “7-10 SPLIT” CONVERSIONS ON TV – 3
1. Mark Roth (1980, Alameda, CA)
2. John Mazza (1991, Sunrise, FL)
3. Jess Stayrook (1991, Tucson, AZ)
 
 
2007-08 STATISTICS
 
FINAL 2007-08 PBA WORLD POINT RANKINGS
           
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.             258,326.5
2.         ►Chris Barnes                          237,768.2
3.         Wes Malott                                  231,148.5
4.         Mika Koivuniemi                        207,641.5
5.         Mike Scroggins                          187,837.5
6.         Patrick Allen                               184,085
7.         Tommy Jones                             175,429
8.         Chris Loschetter                         171,165
9.         Rhino Page                                167,921. 7
10.       ►Sean Rash                              164,349
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19.       ►Norm Duke                       130,578.5
20.       ►Steve Jaros                       129,197
 
 
FINAL 2007-08 MONEY LEADERS
1.         ►Norm Duke              $176,855
2.         Mika Koivuniemi         $159,580
3.         ►Sean Rash               $151,500
4.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.$144,220
5.         ►Chris Barnes           $142,410
6.         Wes Malott                   $108,900
7.         Patrick Allen                $107,680
8.         Tommy Jones              $103,505
9.         Michael Haugen Jr.    $101,820
10.       Mike Scroggins           $100,400
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            ►Steve Jaros                       $89,855
 
 
2007-08 AVERAGE LEADERS (min. 200 games)
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.             228.34        
2.         ►Chris Barnes                          225.18        
3.         Wes Malott                                  223.77        
4.         Rhino Page                                223.42        
5.         Patrick Allen                               222.19        
6.         Mike Scroggins                          221.89        
7.         Mika Koivuniemi                        221.69        
8.         Pete Weber                                 221.16        
9.         Michael Haugen Jr.                   220.89        
10.       Tommy Jones                             220.27
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12.       ►Norm Duke                       218.76
15.       ►Sean Rash                        217.96
19.       ►Steve Jaros                       217.37
 
 
MOST TOP 8 FINISHES IN 2007-08
1.         ►Chris Barnes                    10
            Wes Malott                            10
            Walter Ray Williams Jr.       10
4.         Pete Weber                           8
5.         Patrick Allen                         7
            Mika Koivuniemi                  7
7.         Rhino Page                          6
            Mike Scroggins                    6
9.         Parker Bohn III                     5
            Mike DeVaney                      5
            Chris Loschetter                   5
 
 
 
 
MOST TV APPEARANCES IN 2007-08
1.         ►Chris Barnes                    9
2.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.       8
3.         Wes Malott                            6
            Mika Koivuniemi                  6
            Mike Scroggins                    6
6.         Patrick Allen                         5
            Rhino Page                          5
8.         Pete Weber                           4
 
300 GAME LEADERS IN 2007-08
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.       6
2.         Michael Fagan                     4
            Rhino Page                          4
            Mike Scroggins                    4
            Jack Jurek                             3
            Chris Loschetter                   3
            Bill O'Neill                             3
            ►Sean Rash                        3
7.         19 tied with                            2         
 
ALL-TIME LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Pos.    Name                                        Titles
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.          44
2.         Earl Anthony                           41
3.         Mark Roth                                 34
            Pete Weber                              34
5.         Parker Bohn III                        31
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6.         ►Norm Duke                          29
 
ALL-TIME PBA MONEY LEADERS
Pos.    Name                                        Earnings
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.          $3,993,186
2.         Pete Weber                              $3,230,394
3.         Parker Bohn III                        $2,694,717
4.         ►Norm Duke                          $2,602,414
5.         Brian Voss                               $2,373,828
 
 
A L L - T I M E W O R L D C H A M P I O N S H I P W I N N E R S
Name                     Tournament                                              Place                                     City, State
Don Carter            1960 PBA National Championship      Imperial Lanes                     Memphis, TN
Dave Soutar         1961 PBA National Championship       Eastgate Coliseum             Cleveland, OH
Carmen Salvino 1962 PBA National Championship                       Boulevard Lanes                   Philadelphia, PA
Billy Hardwick      1963 PBA National Championship      Garden City Lanes           Garden City, NY
Bob Strampe        1964 PBA National Championship       Garden City Lanes            Garden City, NY
Dave Davis           1965 PBA National Championship     Continental Lanes               Detroit, MI
Wayne Zahn         1966 PBA National Championship      Garden City Lanes           Garden City, NY
Dave Davis           1967 PBA National Championship      Madison Square Garden    New York, NY
Wayne Zahn         1968 PBA National Championship     Madison Square Garden  New York, NY
Mike McGrath       1969 PBA National Championship        Garden City Bowl          Garden City, NY
Mike McGrath       1970 PBA National Championship         Garden City Bowl          Garden City, NY
Mike Limongello 1971 PBA National Championship           Paramus Bowl                     Paramus, NJ
John Guenther     1972 PBA National Championship           Henrietta Lanes               Rochester, NY
Earl Anthony         1973 PBA National Championship       Hilander Bowling Palace  Okla. City, OK
Earl Anthony         1974 Brunswick PBA Natl Championship          Brunswick Wonderbowl               Downey, CA
Earl Anthony         1975 PBA National Championship     Brunswick Wonderbowl     Downey, CA
Paul Colwell         1976 PBA National Championship              Leilani Lanes                     Seattle, WA
Tommy Hudson  1977 Columbia PBA National Championship   L eilani Lanes            Seattle, WA
Warren Nelson     1978 MGM PBA National Championship       MGM Grand Lanes       Reno, NV
Mike Aulby          1979 Showboat PBA National Championship              Showboat Lanes                  Las Vegas, NV
Johnny Petraglia   1980 PBA National Championship           Sunnybrook Lanes              Detroit, MI
Earl Anthony         1981 Toledo Trust PBA NatlChampionship  Imperial Lanes             Toledo, OH
Earl Anthony         1982 Toledo Trust PBA Natl Championship Imperial Lanes           Toledo, OH
Earl Anthony         1983 Toledo Trust PBA Natl Championship Imperial Lanes           Toledo, OH
Bob Chamberlain 1984 Toledo Trust PBA Natl Championship   Imperial Lanes           Toledo, OH
Mike Aulby            1985 Toledo Trust PBA NatlChampionship   Imperial Lanes          Toledo, OH
Tommy Crites      1986 Toledo Trust PBA Natl Championship Imperial Lanes              Toledo, OH
Randy Pedersen 1987 Toledo Trust PBA Natl Championship Imperial Lanes               Toledo, OH
Brian Voss            1988 Trustcorp PBA Natl Championship       Imperial Lanes              Toledo, OH
Pete Weber           1989 Trustcorp PBA Natl Championship       Imperial Lanes              Toledo, OH
Jim Pencak           1990 Society Bank National Championship Imperial Lanes                 Toledo, OH
Mike Miller            1991 PBA National Championship              Imperial Lanes                 Toledo, OH
Eric Forkel             1992 PBA National Championship                 Imperial Lanes               Toledo, OH
Ron Palombi        1993 Bud Light PBA National Championship   Imperial Lanes             Toledo, OH
David Traber        1994 PBA National Championship          Imperial Lanes                     Toledo, OH
Scott Alexander  1995 PBA National Championship Ducat's  Imperial Lanes             Toledo, OH
Butch Soper          1996 PBA National Championship Ducat's   Imperial Lanes           Toledo, OH
Rick Steelsmith    1997 PBA National Championship Ducat's  Imperial Lanes             Toledo, OH
Pete Weber           1998 PBA National Championship Ducat's   Imperial Lanes          Toledo, OH
Tim Criss               1999 PBA National Championship Ducat's  Imperial Lanes           Toledo, OH
Norm Duke           2000 PBA National Championship            Southwyck Lanes           Toledo, OH
Walter Ray Williams Jr. 2001 PBA National Championship       Southwyck Lanes      Toledo, OH
Doug Kent             2002 PBA World Championship             Southwyck Lanes             Toledo, OH
Walter Ray Williams Jr. 2003 PBA World Championship           Taylor Lanes             Taylor, MI
Tom Baker            2004 PBA World Championship     Taylor Lanes/EMU CC   Taylor/Ypsilanti, MI
Patrick Allen         2005 Denny’s World Championship                   Taylor Lanes/EMU CC           Taylor/Ypsilanti, MI
Walter Ray Williams Jr. 2006 Denny’s World Championship                 Woodland Bowl             Indianapolis, IN
Doug Kent             2006-07 Denny’s World Championship         Spectrum Lanes/DeVos    Wyo./Grand Rapids, MI
Norm Duke           2007-08 Denny’s World Championship                 Woodland Bowl                   Indianapolis, IN
 
  
 
THIS WEEK IN THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR NOTES
 
ROLLING STRONG, KICKING OFF
The PBA is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season. The PBA continues “Rolling Strong” as it kicks off its 50th season with the PBA World Championship in Wichita. This event is the first Major of the 2008-09 season.
 
THE PBA IN WICHITA
The PBA World Championship marks the first time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour has held an event in Wichita since the 2002 PBA Wichita Open. Wichita has a rich bowling history with numerous talented bowlers coming out of the Wichita State University Bowling team program, whose men’s team won the 2008 Men’s Intercollegiate Team Championships.
 
THE PBA AT NORTHROCK LANES
Northrock Lanes has hosted 12 PBA Tour events:
 
2002 PBA Wichita Open - Dave D’Entremont defeated Chris Barnes 202-179
2000 Wichita Open - Ryan Shafer defeated Bob Learn Jr. 217-205
1999 Brunswick ProSource Open – Rick Lawrence def. Parker Bohn III 248-221
1998 Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling Classic – Norm Duke def. Ryan Shafer 245-195
1997 Wichita Open – Brian Voss def. Parker Bohn III 226-201
1996 Kingpin Classic – Jess Stayrook def. Butch Soper 228-214
1993 Wichita Open – Mike Aulby def. David Ozio 300-214
1992 Wichita Open – Mike Miller def. Ron Williams 202-198
1991 Wichita Open – Chris Warren def. Eric Forkel 238-210
1990 Wichita Open – Amleto Monacelli def. Walter Ray Williams Jr. 222-203
1989 Wichita Open – Amleto Monacelli def. Tony Westlake 204-196
1970 Centennial Open – Skee Foremsky def. Dave Davis 232-195
 
WICH OLD WICH
Wichita is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas, and the county seat of Sedgwick County. The 2006 estimated population of 361,420 makes it the 51st largest city in the U.S. [
 
Wichita was incorporated in 1870, based on the success of businessmen who came to hunt and trade with native populations. Its position on the Chisholm Trail made it a destination for cattle drives headed north to access railroads to eastern markets.
 
In the 20th century, aircraft pioneers such as Clyde Cessna and Walter Beech began projects that would lead to Wichita's establishment as the "Air Capital of the World." The aircraft corporations Stearman, Cessna, Mooney and Beech were all founded in Wichita in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft remain based in Wichita today, along with Learjet and Spirit AeroSystems, and both Airbus and Boeing maintain a workforce in Wichita.
 
In 2008, MSN Real Estate ranked Wichita 1st on its list of most affordable cities to live in.
 
 
PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • This is the 50th World Championship event.
  • This marks the first time the World Championship has been held in Wichita.
  • Prior to 2002, the World Championship was known as the PBA National Championship.
  • In 1967, Dave Davis became the first two-time National Champion after winning his first in 1965. In 1970, Mike McGrath became the first bowler to win the PBA National Championship in consecutive years.
  • Earl Anthony dominated the event in the 1970s and ‘80s, winning the event six times. He won three consecutive National Championships from 1973-75 and again from 1981-83. He is the only bowler to win the event three years in a row.
  • The first PBA National Championship was held in Memphis, Tenn., and was won by Don Carter.
  • Toledo, Ohio, hosted the PBA National Championship for 22 consecutive years from 1981-2002.
 
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Wichita resident Sean Rash returns home in his third season as an exempt bowler. After becoming the first bowler in Tour history to win a title after qualifying for an event through the PBA Tour Qualifying Round, Rash went on to win four career Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titles, including one major. Rash won the first tournament of the 2007-08 season (also a Major) – the USBC Masters – and looks to continue that streak by winning the first tournament of the 2008-09 season.
 
THREE-PEAT
Defending champion Norm Duke is looking to make PBA history today by becoming the first person to win three straight Majors. In the 2007-08 season, Duke rallied from injuries to perform one of the greatest late-season runs in PBA history, winning the final two Majors of the season. His victories at the Denny’s World Championship and 65th Denny’s U.S. Open secured a three-season exemption on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and Brought his career titles to 29,
 
The last player who successfully defended the PBA World Championships was in 1983 when Earl Anthony defeated Mike Durbin, 210-183 to win not two but three straight PBA World Championships (1981-1983). Anthony is the only bowler in PBA history to win the event three years in a row. Not only did Anthony win the PBA World Championship from 1973-1975, but he tied his own record when he won three straight PBA World Championships from 1981-1983.
 
MELTING POT
The PBA World Championship featured bowlers from 12 countries around the globe, making it one of the most internationally mixed competitions of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season. Before the 2007-08 season, only PBA members were allowed to compete in the World Championship. This change has allowed for international players to compete this week.
 
  • Australia: Stephen Cowland (finished 126th), Jason Belmonte (finished 10th)
  • Argentina: Lucas Legnani (finished 53rd)
  • Canada: Art Oliver, Jr. (finished 158th)
  • Colombia: Clara Guerrero (finished 130th)
  • Finland: Mika Koivuniemi (finished 8th)
  • Iceland: Stefan Claessen (finished 141st)
  • Malaysia: Shalin Zulkifli (finished 101st)
  • Mexico: Enrique Calvo (finished 102nd); Humberto Vazquez (finished 188th)
  • Poland: Marek Pzezpolewski (114th)
  • Puerto Rico: Frankie Colon, Jr. (114th), Luis Rodriguez (109th)
  • Thailand: Yannaphon Larpaharat (finished 49th)
 
A FINNISH FINISH
Mika Koivuniemi is the only international player to make it past the Super 16 this week, though he lost in the Round of 8. He defeated all-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist Walter Ray Williams Jr. 4-2 in the Round of 16.
 
LADIES ROOM
Though the PBA Women’s Series does not kick off until next week’s Pepsi Viper Championship in Omaha, Neb., a number of women entered the field for this week’s World Championship. They are:
  • Lindsay Baker (Amherst, N.Y.) – High finisher (69th)
  • Clara Guerrero (Columbia) – 130th
  • Brenda Mack (Indianapolis) – 150th
  • Stefanie Nation (Arlington, Tex.) – 128th
  • Olivia Sandham (Wichita, Kan.) – 91st
  • Katie Verbil (Wichita, Kan.) – 178th
  • Felicia Wong (Wichita, Kan.) – 104th
  • Shalin Zulkifli (Malaysia) – 101st 
  • Ricki Williams (Wichita, Kan.) – 148th
 
THE 300 CLUB
Three bowlers bowled perfect games this week:
            Dino Castillo – Qualifying Round – Block 3
            Jason Belmonte – Qualifying Round – Block 3
            Tom Baker – Round of 32 – Match Play Game 6
           
DOWN TO THE WIRE
This week’s play has been filled with some close calls and near-misses.
·         Jason Sterner, John Nolen and Jeff Carter tied for the 52nd spot forcing a one-game roll-off with two advancing to Friday’s semifinals. In a very close match, Sterner struck out in the 10th, shooting 239 and Carter threw the first strike in the 10th to shoot 231, both advancing over Nolan’s 222.
·         Tommy Delutz Jr. (Flushing, N.Y.) and Randy Weiss (Columbia, S.C.) tied for the 40th spot, forcing a one game roll-off, in which Delutz Jr. came out victorious shooting 234-160.
·         Chris Collins and Michael Fagan tied during the first game of the Round of 32 match play at 223. In the one-game roll-off, Collins won 10-8.
·         Fagan tied again, this time with Doug Kent in Game 5 of the Super 16. The first ball ended in a tie, then Fagan pulled out the win 20-17.
 
A UNIQUE PATTERN
This week marks the only time that the World Championship oil pattern will be used for the duration of the 2008-09 season.
 
THE CAMERA LOVES HIM
Today marks the 100th singles television appearance of Norm Duke (he has one doubles appearance).
 
DUKE TROOP
The Duke Troop was out in full force during the Round of Super 16, chanting the ever-familar “DUKKEEEE!” after every shot. Duke’s fans had a lot to cheer about during Game Three, when Duke nearly reached perfection shooting 288 after leaving a 4, 7 spare in the 11th frame. 
 
SHOCKER SHOWDOWN
If Chris Barnes and Sean Rash advance to today’s final, it will be an all-Wichita State alumni final.
 
COMEBACK KID
Chris Barnes came from behind to win each of his match play rounds this week.
 
JUST LIKE SECRETARIAT
If reigning 2007-07 PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes wins this tournament, he will become the 6th PBA player in history to win the Triple Crown (the World Championship, the Tournament of Champions and the US Open). He won the Tournament of Champions in 2006 and the US Open in 2005.
 
MOST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP/NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
No.      Name                                     Titles                          Years
1.         Earl Anthony                          6                                  73, 74, 75, 81, 82, 83
2.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.          3                                 01, 03, 06
3.         Pete Weber                           2                                  89, 98
            Mike Aulby                           2                                79, 85
            Dave Davis                            2                                  65, 67
            Doug Kent                             2                                  02, 07
            Mike McGrath                       2                                  69, 70
            Wayne Zahn                           2                                  66, 68
 
 
 
SUNDAY’S FINALISTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
 
Name                         Finish                   Year                     Place                          
Norm Duke                 2nd                         1991                     Toledo, OH
                                     4th                         1997                      Toledo, OH
                                     1st                         2000                      Toledo, OH
                                     1st                         2008                       Indianapolis
 
Sean Rash                 Is making his first World Championships finals appearance
 
Chris Barnes                2nd                         1999                      Toledo, OH
                                     5th                         2000                      Toledo, OH
                                    3rd                        2007                      Grand Rapids, MI
 
Steve Jaros                Is making his first U.S. Open finals appearance
 
 
 
FORMER CHAMPS IN THIS WEEK’S FIELD
 
Name                                        Year(s) Won                   ‘08-09 Finish
Patrick Allen                                2005                                    18th
Tom Baker                                   2004                                    17th
►Norm Duke                               2000, 2007-08                    ?
Doug Kent                                    2002, ‘07                             12th
Randy Pedersen                         1987                                    56th
David Traber                               1994                                    59th
Pete Weber                                 1998, ’89                             15th
Walter Ray Williams Jr.              2006, ’03, ’01                        19th
 
PBA HALL OF FAMERS AND NATIONAL/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Back in the day, winning a PBA National Championship almost guaranteed a bowler a spot in the PBA Hall of Fame as the first 18 winners of the PBA National Championship went on to enter the PBA Hall of Fame until Warren Nelson’s win in 1978. Overall, 31 of the 48 winners have ended up in the PBA Hall of Fame while three others will most likely enter the Hall someday (►Norm Duke, Doug Kent and Randy Pedersen). Below is a list of PBA Hall of Famers who have won a World/National Championship.
 
Don Carter (1960)
Dave Soutar (1961)
Carmen Salvino (1962)
Billy Hardwick (1963)
Bob Strampe (1964)
Dave Davis (1965, 67)
Wayne Zahn (1966, 68)
Mike McGrath (1969, 70)
Mike Limongello (1971)
John Guenther (1972)
Earl Anthony (1973-75, 1981-83)
Paul Colwell (1976)
Tommy Hudson (1977)
Mike Aulby (1979, 82)
Johnny Petraglia (1980)
Brian Voss (1988)
Pete Weber (1989, 98)
Walter Ray Williams Jr. (2001, 03, 07)
Tom Baker (2004)
 
YOUNGEST TO WIN PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Name                   Age                                      Year            
Mike Aulby           19 years, 83 days              1979
 
OLDEST TO WIN PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Name                   Age                                      Year            
Tom Baker           49 years, 192 days            2003-04
 
 
 
300 GAMES IN MAJOR FINALS
With just 18 televised 300 games ever bowled in Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour history, it’s well documented how difficult the feat is. What’s even rarer is a televised 300 game in a Major final. It’s only happened three times in the history of the PBA:
 
No.   Name                       Opponent                                Event                      
1.      Jack Biondolillo            Les Schissler                         1967 T of C
2.      Johnny Petraglia          Walter Ray Williams Jr.    1994 National Championship
3.      Parker Bohn III              Chris Sands                           1998 ABC Masters
 
 
 
MOST CAREER MAJOR TITLES
 
No.       Name   Number            Majors Won    
 
1.         Earl Anthony      10         (6 NC, 2 Masters, 2 TOC)
2.         Mike Aulby         8          (3 Masters, 2 NC, 1 US, 1 TOC, 1 TPC)
            Pete Weber       8          (4 US, 2 NC, 1 TOC, 1 TPC)  
4.         Walter Ray Williams Jr. 7        (3 NC/WC, 2 US, 1 Masters, 1 TPC)  
5.         Don Carter         6          (4 All-Stars, 1 Masters, 1 NC)
6.         Norm Duke     5          (2 NC/WC, 1 Masters, 1 TOC, 1 US)  
7.         Del Ballard Jr.    4          (2 US, 1 Masters, 1 TOC)
            Jason Couch       4          (3 TOC, 1 TPC)  
            Dave Davis         4          (2 NC, 2 TOC)
            Marshall Holman  4          (2 TOC, 2 US)
            Dave Husted      4          (3 US, 1 TPC)
            Doug Kent          4          (2 Masters, 2 WC)
            Dick Weber        4          (4 All-Stars)
 
 
CHRIS PAUL CELEBRITY BOWLING INVITATIONAL KICKS OFF PBA ESPN TELECASTS
Viewers enjoyed a unique treat on ESPN during the first telecast of the 2008-09 season as they watched recent Olympic gold medalists and NBA stars Chris Paul, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade headline pairings with stars of the PBA in the inaugural Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by the brands of Ebonite International. James, along with PBA bowler Jason Couch, won the Invitational by defeating No. 1 seed Chris Paul and 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year ►Chris Barnes 214-195 in the championship match.
 
 
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