Traber Takes Day One Lead

by PBA Editor April 26, 2008 19:00
Dale Traber warmed up for the 2008 Professional Bowlers Association PBA Senior Tour by bowling in – and winning – a PBA Regional Tour event in Missouri last weekend.

After winning his 37th career PBA Regional Tour on his favorite oil pattern, Traber got off to a hot start in search of his first career PBA Senior Tour title on that same pattern Sunday, taking the lead after day one of the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Bowling Lanes.

Traber won a PBA Midwest Region event in Raytown, Mo., on the Cheetah oil pattern last weekend, defeating Bryan Goebel for his 37th regional victory which ranks third all time. In just his second year of PBA Senior Tour eligibility and third career event on the senior circuit, Traber started the season-opening event with a 1,834 eight-game pinfall for a 229.25 average.

“This is my pattern, I just fling it up the outside,” Traber (Cedarburg, Wis.) said. “I had a couple struggles toward the end where the lanes broke down and I had to make a big move. It may not look like a big move to the other guys, in fact they’re making fun of me, but for me it was a big move.”

Traber opened the day with a 194 which proved to be his only game below 200 on the day. He bounced back with a 262 in game two and a 279 in game four to take the lead. After games of 207 and 206 in the sixth and seventh games, respectively, Traber made his move and finished with a 238 to take the overall lead.

Just one of many talented bowlers in a strong PBA Senior Tour field, Traber feels confident he can compete all season with the likes of PBA Hall of Famers Tom Baker, David Ozio and Mark Roth.

“I think I’m ready to compete with these guys. I feel good about it,” Traber said. “I got ready last week by bowling the regional on the same pattern and winning that certainly didn’t hurt anything.”

Defending champion Sam Maccarone, who won last year’s event at Capri Bowling Lanes in his rookie season, got off to a strong start, finishing second with 1,828.

Michael Llaneza (Columbus, Ohio) finished third with 1,817, Ron Mohr (Eagle River, Alaska) was fourth with 1,813 and Patrick King (Yankton, S.D.) rounded out the top five with 1,789.

The entire field will return Monday for another eight games of qualifying which get underway at 9 a.m. ET. The top 32 bowlers based on 16-game total pinfall will advance to single-elimination match play on Tuesday.

The final two bowlers will roll-off for the $8,000 top-prize Tuesday evening at Capri Bowling Lanes.



PBA Senior Dayton Classic
Capri Bowling Lanes
Dayton, Ohio
Sunday, April 27

ROUND ONE QUALIFYING


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

1, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,834.
2, Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 1,828.
3, Michael Llaneza, Columbus, Ohio, 1,817.
4, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,813.
5, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,789.
6, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,775.
7, Perry Keplinger, Amherst, Ohio, 1,764.
8, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,751.
9, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 1,746.
10, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,740.
11, Kenny Parks, East Chicago, Ind., 1,739.
12, Doug Spicer, W. Bloomfield, Mich., 1,718.
13, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, VA., 1,695.
14, (TIE) Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., and Patrick Cahalan, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,694.
16, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,692.
17, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,691.
18, Mark Pickford, Charlotte, N.C., 1,690.
19, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,688.
20, Doug Evans, Southgate, Mich., 1,687.
21, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,682.
22, (TIE) John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, and Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,673.
24, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,671.
25, Stan Eaton, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,667.
26, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,659.
27, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,656.
28, Karl Wolf, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1,652.
29, Ronald Sandusky, Blue Jay, Calif., 1,651.
30, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill, 1,648.
31, Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., 1,646.
32, Jackie Miller, Bermuda, 1,643.
33, (TIE) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,642.
36, (TIE) Keith Kolozsi, Las Vegas, Nev, and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,641.
38, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,640.
39, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla, 1,629.
40, Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., 1,619.
41, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,618.
42, Mitchell Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 1,616.
43, Mike Swackhamer, Parkersburg, W.V., 1,614.
44, Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,613.
45, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,612.
46, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,609.
47, (TIE) Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., and Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,606.
49, John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., 1,604.
50, Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,601.
51, (TIE) Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, and Ken Konczos, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, 1,600.
53, (TIE) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,599.
55, (TIE) Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., and Roy Ellsberry, Cincinnati, 1,598.
57, Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 1,596.
58, Vic Portalatin, Jackson, Mich., 1,595.
59, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla, 1,594.
60, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich., 1,591.
61, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 1,588.
62, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,583.
63, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 1,581.
64, (TIE) Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., and Kenneth Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 1,574.
66, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,571.
67, Dave Frame, Stockton, Kansas, 1,570.
68, Gary Burz, Fairview Park, Ohio, 1,569.
69, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill, 1,567.
70, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,564.
71, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 1,559.
72, Thomas Ochs, Salisbury, N.C., 1,558.
73, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,556.
74, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,554.
75, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,553.
76, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,550.
77, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,549.
78, William Keenan, Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,546.
79, (TIE) Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., and Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,545.
81, John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 1,544.
82, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,543.
83, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,542.
84, Vince Honeycutt, Monroe, Ga, 1,541.
85, (TIE) John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., and Jerry Owens, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,537.
87, (TIE) Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, and Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,533.
89, (TIE) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, and Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, 1,532.
92, Len Gray, Cincinnati, 1,528.
93, (TIE) Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., and Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,522.
95, David Benchic, Dayton, Ohio, 1,517.
96, Stephen Bruck, Cincinnati, 1,514.
97, (TIE) Norm Ginsberg, Kissimmee, Fla., and Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,509.
99, Bob Brissette, Toledo, Ohio, 1,507.
100, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 1,506.
101, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,503.
102, John Sudduth, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,502.
103, Rick Vittone, Canada, 1,501.
104, Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 1,499.
105, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,496.
106, Jamie Lawrence, Camillus, N.Y., 1,495.
107, Charlie Juliano, Batavia, N.Y., 1,494.
108, Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., 1,493.
109, (TIE) Ed Quinn, Roanoke, Va, and Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,492.
111, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,491.
112, Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,490.
113, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,486.
114, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,483.
115, Tom Farley, Charlotte, N.C., 1,481.
116, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,478.
117, Michael Meehan, Jacksonville, Fla., 1,477.
118, Donnie Todd Sr., Somerset, Ky., 1,475.
119, Jim Shuck, Huntingdon, Pa., 1,470.
120, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,468.
121, James Stanley, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1,467.
122, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,466.
123, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,464.
124, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,461.
125, Gary Newcomb, Vandalia, Ohio, 1,452.
126, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,451.
127, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,448.
128, Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 1,447.
129, Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla, 1,446.
130, (TIE) Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., and Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., and Doug Arden, Havelock, N.C., 1,443.
133, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,441.
134, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,436.
135, Tom McBride, Morrisville, N.C., 1,434.
136, (TIE) Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., and Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,433.
138, Mike Wiggins, Parkersburg, W.Va., 1,422.
139, Bob Oakes, Akron, Ohio, 1,417.
140, Andy Anderson, Falls Church, Va, 1,412.
141, Brian Buczek, Brighton, Mich., 1,406.
142, Jim Ragnoni, Creston, Ohio, 1,400.
143, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 1,399.
144, (TIE) Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., and Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,394.
146, Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,391.
147, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 1,385.
148, Terry Hockstad, Shelby Twp, Mich, 1,380.
149, Gary Badders, Dayton, Ohio, 1,377.
150, Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., 1,366.
151, Greg Wilmoth, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,342.
152, Tom Giffin, Bassett, Va, 1,328.
153, Oliver Mabry, West Bloomfield, Mich., 1,296.
154, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,295.
155, Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,290.
156, Gary Bell, Cincinnati, 1,277.
157, Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 1,268.
158, James Scott, Villa Park, Ill, 1,248.
159, Gregory Popham, Crestview Hill, Ky., 1,231.
160, Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 544 (WD).

300 games - None.
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