Dynamic Duo

by PBA Editor May 2, 2008 19:00
Liz Johnson and Roger Kossert had so much success bowling in last year’s PBA Ladies and Legends together, they’re trying their best to team up again.

Defending champions Johnson and Kossert led their respective divisions in qualifying Saturday and look primed to team up for a shot at defending their title in the Columbia 300 PBA Ladies and Legends presented by MGD 64 at The Cherry Bowl.

The Ladies and Legends features the top female bowlers and the top male bowlers 50 and older.

Johnson blew away not just the ladies field but she also outscored Kossert by 67 pins by compiling a 1,528 six-game pinfall. She averaged an astounding 254.67 on Saturday and leads the next-closest woman, Kelly Kulick, by almost 100 pins.

The two-time defending PBA Ladies and Legends champion pointed to last week’s United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Queens, in which she finished third, as the key to her success on Saturday.

“Bowling on last week’s shot makes this one seem like there’s a lot more room,” Johnson said of last week’s difficult and low scoring conditions. “I’ve been able to bowl my “A” game and coming off a good performance last week, it made my swing looser and my confidence shoot up a lot.”

Johnson (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) got out of the gates with a 278 and never looked back, firing a 270 in the third game and a 258 in the fifth game. Her low game of the day was a 228.

Kossert (Lithia, Fla.), meanwhile, shot 257 his final game to take the overall lead, finishing with 1,461.

Behind Kossert is Rick Vittone (Canada) with 1,441 while Barry Mefford (Aurora, Ill.) is third with 1,420. Jerry Edwards (Wood Dale, Ill.) with 1,414 and Dave Bernhardt (Shelby Township, Mich.) with 1,402 round out the top five.
Notables include three-time defending PBA Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker (King, N.C.) in sixth with 1,395, PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia (Manalapan, N.J.) in eighth with 1,389 and last week’s Dayton Classic winner Keith Sharp (Orlando, Fla.) in10th with 1,388.

On the ladies side, Kulick (Union, N.J.) fired one of two perfect 300 games on the day and finished second with 1,435. Shannon Pluhowsky (Oklahoma City, Okla.), who won one four PBA Women’s Series events last season, is third with 1,411.

Amy Stolz (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Joy Esterson (Annapolis, Md.), the second- and fifth-place finishers, respectively, in last week’s Queens, finished fourth and sixth on Saturday. In between them was Tennelle Milligan in fifth.

Qualifying continues Sunday with three squads bowling another six games each after which the field will be cut to the top 24 for Baker-style round robin match play on Monday. Ladies and Legends will be paired up based on qualifying position, with the No. 1 lady and No. 1 legend becoming a team and so on.

The five-team stepladder finals take place Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. CT with the winning team taking home $15,000.



Columbia 300 PBA Ladies and Legends pres. by MGD 64
The Cherry Bowl
Rockford, Ill.
Saturday, May 3

ROUND ONE QUALIYING

Legends


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

1, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,461.
2, Rick Vittone, Canada, 1,441.
3, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill, 1,420.
4, Jerry Edwards, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,414.
5, Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 1,402.
6, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,395.
7, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,390.
8, (TIE) John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., and Kenny Parks, East Chicago, Ind., 1,389.
10, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,388.
11, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,377.
12, (TIE) Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,375.
14, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,372.
15, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,370.
16, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,369.
17, (TIE) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,367.
19, Bob Brady, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,361.
20, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,355.
21, Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., 1,353.
22, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,351.
23, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,350.
24, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,346.
25, Tom Sims, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1,345.
26, D.A. Carbone, Broomfield, Colo., 1,342.
27, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,340.
28, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,335.
29, Frank Fiscello, Bloomfield, N.J., 1,331.
30, (TIE) Bruce Hall, Palo Alto, Calif., and Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,327.
32, Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,326.
33, (TIE) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, and Patrick Cahalan, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,325.
35, Vince Mazzanti Jr., Levittown, Pa., 1,322.
36, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,319.
37, Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,316.
38, Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,315.
39, Tony Cariello, Carol Stream, Ill., 1,313.
40, (TIE) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, and Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 1,312.
42, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,311.
43, (TIE) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,310.
45, (TIE) Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., and Mark Fahy, Chicago, Ill., 1,308.
47, (TIE) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and Lucien Casagrande, Canada, and Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 1,305.
50, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,303.
51, (TIE) Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., and Robert Holzbauer, Madison, Wis., 1,299.
53, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,295.
54, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,292.
55, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,291.
56, (TIE) Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,290.
58, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,289.
59, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,283.
60, (TIE) Frank Tardio, Palatine, Ill., and Walter Sova Sr., South Daytona, Fla., 1,281.
62, Thomas Kelley Sr., Omaha, Neb., 1,280.
63, Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., 1,276.
64, Frank Sobkowiak, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,272.
65, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla, 1,271.
66, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,270.
67, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,267.
68, John Jackson, Chicago, 1,266.
69, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 1,264.
70, (TIE) Karl Wolf, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,263.
72, Perry Keplinger, Amherst, Ohio, 1,261.
73, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla, 1,257.
74, Rich Ashe, Conneaut Lake, Pa., 1,256.
75, (TIE) John Bennett, Clarkston, Mich., and Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,255.
77, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,254.
78, (TIE) Teata Semiz, North Brunswick, N.J., and Lynn Koenen, Dixon, Ill., 1,253.
80, Fred McClain, Lincoln Park, Mich., 1,252.
81, (TIE) Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, VA., and Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,247.
83, Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, 1,246.
84, (TIE) John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., and Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,235.
86, (TIE) Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,233.
88, Dan Duskin Sr, Atlantic, Iowa, 1,232.
89, Vincent Oliva, Orland Park, Ill., 1,229.
90, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,226.
91, (TIE) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 1,225.
93, Steve Warren, Wyanet, Ill., 1,223.
94, John Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 1,221.
95, (TIE) Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., and Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,220.
97, Terry Hockstad, Shelby Twp, Mich, 1,217.
98, Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., 1,216.
99, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,215.
100, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,211.
101, Vince Honeycutt, Monroe, Ga, 1,205.
102, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb, 1,204.
103, Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,199.
104, Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 1,195.
105, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,193.
106, (TIE) Doug Evans, Southgate, Mich., and Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,192.
108, (TIE) Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., and James Stanley, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1,190.
110, (TIE) Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill, and Scott Weston, Auburn, Mich, 1,187.
112, Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., 1,186.
113, (TIE) Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., and Jay Aono, Boise, Idaho, 1,185.
115, Charlie Juliano, Batavia, N.Y., 1,184.
116, Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, 1,181.
117, Larry Hall, Marengo, Iowa, 1,180.
118, James Scott, Villa Park, Ill, 1,179.
119, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,177.
120, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,174.
121, Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., 1,173.
122, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,165.
123, Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1,154.
124, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 1,152.
125, Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., 1,150.
126, Bob Oakes, Akron, Ohio, 1,145.
127, Ron Sandusky, Visalia, Calif., 1,139.
128, Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,136.
129, George Hall, Palatine, Ill., 1,133.
130, Gregg Getzlow, St Peters, Miss, 1,130.
131, Daniel Nicklin, Aviston, Ill, 1,120.
132, Frank Verni, Brewerton, N.Y., 1,101.
133, Ray Randall, Dearborn, Mich., 1,100.
134, Jerry Dallum, Prescott, Ariz., 1,083.
135, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,079.
136, Joseph Stalnaker, Alderson, W.V., 1,074.
137, Joseph LaBellarte, Chicago, 1,030.
138, Oliver Mabry, West Bloomfield, Mich., 1,019.
139, Bob Pazur, Venice, Fla, 1,003.

Ladies

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

1, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,528.
2, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,435.
3, Shannon Pluhowsky, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,411.
4, Amy Stolz, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,391.
5, Tennelle Milligan, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,384.
6, Joy Esterson, Annapolis, Md., 1,357.
7, Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,351.
8, April Ellis, Jackson, Tenn., 1,341.
9, Lisa Stevens, St. Charles, Ill., 1,315.
10, Shannon O'Keefe, Brookfield, Wisc., 1,309.
11, Kathy Tribbey, Dundee, Ore., 1,301.
12, Jan Schmidt, Hales Corners, Wisc., 1,297.
13, Janet Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,292.
14, Lana Schwab, Lake Villa, Ill., 1,286.
15, (TIE) Rochelle Blake, Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 1,283.
17, Tiffany Stanbrough, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1,270.
18, Daniela Martorano, Chicago, 1,267.
19, Kris Hall, Rockford, Ill., 1,266.
20, Nikki Lunsford, Plainfield, Ill., 1,264.
21, Tammy Dabbelt, Bellbrook, Ohio, 1,263.
22, Megan Kelly, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,259.
23, Lindsey Siegel, Gurnee, Ill., 1,257.
24, Megan Kimbler, Stillman Valley, Ill., 1,242.
25, Kimberly McGriff, Loves Park, Ill., 1,231.
26, Terysa Wojnar, Chicago, 1,228.
27, Erica Cabello, Loves Park, Ill., 1,205.
28, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 1,199.
29, Lorie Peacha, Freeport, Ill., 1,196.
30, Nicole Ellison, Chatworth, 1,195.
31, (TIE) Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., and Tricia Askins, Millbury, Ohio, 1,191.
33, (TIE) Judy Kovacs, Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Melissa Beasley, Rockford, Ill., and Linda Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,170.
36, (TIE) Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, and Gretchen Ulferts, Dixon, Ill., 1,158.
38, Barb Bartell-Ceasario, South Elgin, Ill., 1,141.
39, Angie Trego, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,139.
40, Lindy Decker, York, Pa., 1,123.
41, Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 1,119.
42, Laurie Hiatt, Dubuque, Iowa, 1,113.
43, Sheila Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 1,109.
44, Karen Cree-Neuliep, Rockford, Ill., 1,100.
45, Sue Salberg, Rockford, Ill., 1,064.
46, Terri Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,062.
47, Sherree Monaco, Carpentersville, Ill., 1,032.
48, Jennifer Brown, Chicago, 1,029.
49, Patt Schultz, Braidwood, Ill., 1,023.
50, Kelly Kampmeier, Winnebago, Ill., 983.
51, Tiffany Tardio, Palatine, Ill., 974.
52, Cynthia Hunsberger, Rockford, Ill., 865.

300 games (2) - Mark Scime, Kelly Kulick.
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