RUSSELL LEADS QUALIFYING AT PBA BAYER EARL ANTHONY MEDFORD CLASSIC

by PBA Editor January 14, 2009 19:00
Ronnie Russell of Indianapolis, Ind., earned the top seed for match play in the PBA Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic, finishing with a 3,197 14-game pinfall and a 228.36 average after Round of 64 qualifying Thursday at Lava Lanes.
 
Russell will join 31 other players who advanced from Thursday’s qualifying round in match play on Friday.
 
“I used the same ball all day which is pretty rare for me,” said Russell, who is looking for his first Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title. “The last couple of years I have been getting better mentally and physically so I’m getting more used to being in this position.”
 
The top four match play finalists after Friday’s competition will compete in the ESPN-televised finals on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. PT. 
 
The Medford stop also features the seventh and final PBA Women’s Series event of the season. Earning the top seed after Thursday’s Round of 16 was Jodi Woessner of Oregon, Ohio who finished with a 2,882 pinfall (205.86 average).
 
Unlike Russell, Woessner found it necessary to change to a different ball near the end of Friday’s first block.
 
“It was a grueling day of ups and downs,” said Woessner, who won the 2008 Lumber Liquidators Shark PBA Women’s Series Championship in December. “I made a good ball choice near the end of the first block and stayed with it in the second block.”
 
The top 10 qualifiers from the PBA Women’s Series Round of 16 advance to match play which will also take place on Friday. The top two qualifiers will compete in the championship round of that event during Sunday’s ESPN telecast.
 
The PBA Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic is the 11th stop on the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour.
 
 
NOTES: Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic – Medord, Ore.
--PBA Hall of Famer Marshall Holman competed this week on a Commissioner’s Exemption
--Long time voice of the PBA Tour on ABC Sports, Chris Schenkel was recently named 25th on the American Sportcasters Assoication’s list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time
 
 
PBA Tour – Round of 64
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour
2009 Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic
Lava Lanes, Medford, Ore.
Thursday, Jan. 15
 
Round of 64 - Block 2
(Pos., name, hometown and 14-game pinfall. Top 32 advance. Positions 33-64 earn $1,800.)
1. Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 3,197
2. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,165
3. Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,160
4. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,131
5. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,117
6. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,111
7. Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 3,086
8. Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 3,052
9. Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 3,034
10. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,029
11. Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 3,019
12. Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,014
13. P.J. Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 3,009
14. Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,007
15. Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,003
16. Edward VanDaniker Jr, Essex, Md., 2,989
17. Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,986
18. Billy Oatman, Chicago, 2,966
19. Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,960
20. Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,957
21. Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,956
22. Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,955
23. Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 2,943
24. Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 2,941
25. Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,938
26. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,932
27. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,931
28. Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,930
29. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,922
30. Robert Smith, Columbus, 2,916
31. Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 2,915
31. Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 2,915
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33. Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,913, $1,890
34. Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,907, $1,800
35. Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,904, $1,800
35. George Lambert IV, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2,904, $1,890
37. Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,902, $1,800
38. Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan., 2,897, $1,800
39. Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 2,891, $1,800
40. Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 2,890, $1,800
41. Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,877, $1,800
42. Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,869, $1,800
43. Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,861, $1,800
44. Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,860, $1,800
45. Terrance Reeves, Valrico, Fla., 2,854, $1,800
46. Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,848, $1,800
47. Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,841, $1,800
47. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,841, $1,800
49. Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,831, $1,800
50. Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,815, $1,800
51. Chester Rogers Jr, Milwaukie, Ore., 2,813, $1,800
52. Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,802, $1,800
53. Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, 2,798, $1,800
54. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,793, $1,800
55. Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 2,786, $1,800
56. Azidi Ameran, Malaysia, 2,774, $1,800
57. Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,741, $1,800
58. Craig Tuholski, Washougal, Wash., 2,731, $1,800
59. David Traber, Hebron, Ill., 2,726, $1,800
60. Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 2,718, $1,800
61. Jason Lundquist, Delaware Water Gap, Pa., 2,709, $1,800
62. Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, 2,671, $1,800
63. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,654, $1,800
63. Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore., 2,654, $1,800
 
Pos., Name, Hometown, seven-game total, money for non-qualifiers
Round of 64 - Block 1
1. Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,655
2. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 1,635
3. Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 1,618
4. Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,585
5. Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 1,577
6. Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 1,571
7. Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,565
8. Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,563
9. Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,552
10. Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,550
11. Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan., 1,546, $1,800
12. Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 1,531
13. Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 1,528
14. P.J. Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 1,507
15. Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,502
16. Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,501, $1,800
17. Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 1,499
18. Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,493, $1,800
19. George Lambert IV, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1,492, $1,890
20. Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, 1,489, $1,800
21. Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore, 1,488
22. Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,478, $1,800
23. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,477
24. Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,472
24. Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 1,472
26. Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 1,471, $1,800
27. Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,470, $1,800
28. Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,466
29. Robert Smith, Columbus, 1,463
30. Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 1,459
31. Azidi Ameran, Malaysia, 1,457, $1,800
32. Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 1,456
33. Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,455, $1,800
34. Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,454
35. Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 1,453, $1,800
36. Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,451
37. Billy Oatman, Chicago, 1,447
38. Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,446
39. Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,444, $1,800
40. Terrance Reeves, Valrico, Fla., 1,442, $1,800
41. Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,439, $1,800
42. Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,434, $1,800
43. Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,432, $1,800
44. Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,431
45. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,423
46. Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,419, $1,800
47. Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 1,416, $1,800
48. Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,399, $1,800
49. Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 1,397, $1,800
50. David Traber, Hebron, Ill., 1,396, $1,800
51. Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,393
52. Edward VanDaniker Jr, Essex, Md., 1,388
53. Craig Tuholski, Washougal, Wash., 1,387, $1,800
54. Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 1,386, $1,890
55. Jason Lundquist, Delaware Water Gap, Pa., 1,384, $1,800
56. Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 1,381, $1,800
56. Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,381
58. Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,365, $1,800
59. Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 1,355, $1,800
60. Chester Rogers Jr, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,342, $1,800
61. Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,335, $1,800
62. Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, 1,314, $1,800
63. Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore., 1,292, $1,800
64. Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,262, $1,800
 
PBA WOMEN’S SERIES – ROUND OF 16
(Pos., name, hometown and 14-game pinfall. Top 10 advance. Positions 9-16 earn $1,800.)
 
Round of 16 - Block 2
1. Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,882
2. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 2,855
3. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 2,829
4. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,821
5. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 2,804
6. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,779
7. Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,777
8. Stefanie Nation, Arlington, Texas, 2,750
9. Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 2,724
10. Tennelle Milligan, Costa Mesa, Calif., 2,720
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11. Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 2,699, $1,800
12. Adrienne Miller, Buffalo Grove, Ill., 2,667, $1,890
13. Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 2,659, $1,800
14. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 2,626, $1,800
15. Joy Esterson, Annapolis, Md., 2,590, $1,800
16. Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 2,567, $1,800
 

Round of 16 - Block 1
1. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 1,460
2. Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 1,459
3. Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 1,446
4. Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 1,441
5. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., 1,437
6. Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 1,429
7. Stefanie Nation, Arlington, Texas, 1,417
8. Tennelle Milligan, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,416
9. Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 1,358, $1,800
10. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 1,357
11. Jennifer Petrick, Canton, Ohio, 1,345
12. Adrienne Miller, Buffalo Grove, Ill., 1,341, $1,890
13. Shannon O'Keefe, Arlington, Texas, 1,339, $1,800
14. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 1,337, $1,800
15. Joy Esterson, Annapolis, Md., 1,303, $1,800
16. Michelle Feldman, Auburn, N.Y., 1,290, $1,800

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