BRAZEAU WINS NAILBITER

by PBA Editor August 11, 2008 19:00
Brian Brazeau overcame a 23 pin deficit to defeat Wayne Webb 245-244 in Tuesday’s championship match to win the PBA Senior Decatur Open.
 
Webb built a quick lead after striking in four of his first five frames while Brazeau of Ocala, Fla., started with four spares. Webb also struck in the sixth frame but during his celebration, he strained his calf muscle.
 
Webb of Sacramento, Calif., did his best to stay in the game, but the pain began to get to him and Brazeau began to take command. Brazeau struck in the fifth-ninth frames.
 
In the tenth, Webb struck twice and had a 9 count spare. In order to win, Brazeau needed to strike and get at least an 8-count spare, which is exactly what he did.
 
“Wayne just got out to a pretty big lead and in the first couple frames I didn’t throw the ball well because of nerves,” Brazeau said. “Wayne hurt himself in the sixth, but still managed to throw some strikes. He struck in the 10th, and I knew what I had to do. It’s very exciting, very overwhelming for me.”
 
In his first match, Brazeau defeated Tom Baker of King, N.C., in three games in the best-of-five match, and then went on to defeat Tom Carter of Rockford, Ill., in three, in the best-of-three match. Brazeau then dispatched of Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y. in the single-elimination game, 203-181, placing him in the championship match against Webb.
 
“My only strategy was to stay focused and relaxed … when you’re bowling a Hall of Famer and Champion like Wayne Webb, you need to throw a lot of strikes,” Brazeau said.
 
The PBA Senior Decatur Open concludes the 2008 PBA Senior Tour season.
 
 
PBA Senior Decatur Open Match Play Rounds
PBA Senior Tour
PBA Senior Decatur Open
Spare Time Lanes
Decatur, IL
 
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Championship Match
(Winners from the round of 4. Single elimination, single game match play. Loser earns $4,500. Winner earns $8,000.)
 
 
#1 Wayne Webb 244
#7 Brian Brazeau 245
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
ROUND OF 4
(Winners from the round of 8. Single elimination, single game match play. Losers eliminated, earn $3,000.)
 
 #1 Wayne Webb 211
#21 Henry Gonzalez 186
Winner - Wayne Webb
 
 #7 Brian Brazeau 203
#6 Steve Ferraro 181
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
 ROUND OF 8
(Winners from the round of 16. Single elimination, best-of-three games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,700.)
 
#1 Wayne Webb 244 253
#9 Ron Mohr 203 206
Winner - Wayne Webb
 
#21 Henry Gonzalez 224 135 224
#20 Ron Profitt 204 167 201
Winner - Henry Gonzalez
 
#2 Tom Carter 184 210 191
#7 Brian Brazeau 247 176 207
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
#6 Steve Ferraro 190 239 224
#3 Kenny Parks 193 188 160
Winner - Steve Ferraro
 
ROUND OF 16
(Winners from the round of 16 and Qualifiers 1-8. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,300.)
 
#16 John Dudak 174 195 177 178
#1 Wayne Webb 212 220 174 276
Winner - Wayne Webb
 
#9 Ron Mohr 221 174 254 248 215
#8 Bob Brady 182 176 228 254 174
Winner - Ron Mohr
 
#5 Sam Zurich 201 180 183 190
#21 Henry Gonzalez 199 225 201 197
Winner - Henry Gonzalez
 
#4 Johnny Petraglia 161 223 217
#20 Ron Profitt 213 233 227
Winner - Ron Profitt
 
#18 Mike Diaz 176 144 179
#2 Tom Carter 182 168 225
Winner - Tom Carter
 
#10 Tom Baker 211 224 176
#7 Brian Brazeau 255 235 192
Winner - Brian Brazeau
 
#6 Steve Ferraro 200 180 235 198
#22 Dale Eagle 162 255 163 183
Winner - Steve Ferraro
 
#3 Kenny Parks 208 189 160 231 223
#19 Rohn Morton 201 235 184 193 162
Winner - Kenny Parks
 
ROUND OF 24
(Winners from the round of 32 and Qualifiers 9-16. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,150.)
 
#32 Barry Mefford 233 179 129 168
#16 John Dudak 189 212 185 205
Winner - John Dudak
 
#24 Roger LeClair 171 208 184 198 217
#9 Ron Mohr 211 180 193 172 202
Winner - Ron Mohr
 
#12 Mark Williams 208 151 235 158
#21 Henry Gonzalez 231 169 194 185
Winner - Henry Gonzalez
 
#13 Dave Bernhardt 176 195 178
#20 Ron Profitt 224 209 227
Winner - Ron Profitt
 
#18 Mike Diaz 188 239 235
#15 Jerry Edwards 156 153 187
Winner - Mike Diaz
 
#23 Bob Kelly 183 179 203 179
#10 Tom Baker 277 181 193 213
Winner - Tom Baker
 
 
#11 Hugh Miller 168 266 169 205 183
#22 Dale Eagle 206 190  203 201 233
Winner - Dale Eagle
 
 
#14 Bob Faragon 148 181 246 220
#19 Rohn Morton 224 202 221 224
Winner - Rohn Morton
 
 ROUND OF 32
(Qualifiers 17-32. Single elimination, best-of-five games match play. Losers eliminated, earn $1,050.)
 
#17 Keith Sharp 228 255 227 167
#32 Barry Mefford 256 206 267 189
Winner - Barry Mefford
 
#25 Roy Buckley 171 184 205
#24 Roger LeClair 177 233 277
Winner - Roger LeClair
 
#21 Henry Gonzalez 236 202 192
#28 Dan Miner 215 169 183
Winner - Henry Gonzalez
 
#29 Mark Glover 179 194 197
#20 Ron Profitt 244 207 234
Winner - Ron Profitt
 
#18 Mike Diaz 247 174 222 234 231
#31 Kerry Fulford 190 205 161 238 176
Winner - Mike Diaz
 
#26 Jeff Bellinger 185 210 195 164 178
#23 Bob Kelly 183 229 187 193 236
Winner - Bob Kelly
 
#22 Dale Eagle 203 203 195 231
#27 Rick Vittone 191 163 243 186
Winner - Dale Eagle
 
#30 Tom Howison 226 210 136 222 161
#19 Rohn Morton 186 213 129 224 183
Winner - Rohn Morton
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